Audi e-tron SUV unveiled, to launch in India by 2019

first_imgAudi India is planning to launch their first electric Sports Utility Vehicle e-Tron in India by 2019. Finally taking the wraps off, the e-Tron is Audi’s first fully electric SUV and was revealed at the 2018 Audi Global Summit which was held in San Francisco. The electric SUV is slated to go on sale by the end of September 2018 with deliveries commencing by the end of this year. The e-Tron SUV has been priced at 79,000 EUR (Rs 67 lakh approx). Audi will be bringing in the e-Tron to the Indian market by the end of next year.The e-Tron SUV from Audi gets typical Audi styled SUV design language. With a sloping roofline to keep the idea of a sporty coupe-like styling on an SUV, the tail lamps are distinguished from other Audi models with the presence of a single LED line which runs across the entire back, from one tail lamp to another. The rear overhang is no much pronounced by it does have an Audi Q5 vibe to it.The front is characteristically Audi. Starting from the hexagonal signature grille with active flaps, and the undercut headlamps with sharper looking DRLs.The e-Tron SUV is powered by two electric motors placed on each axle. The one on the front makes 125 kW while the rear motor churns out 140 kW, which means a total combined output of 265 kW or 355bhp. Peak torque output figure is 561Nm. The SUV also gets boost mode which bumps up the power output o 408bhp. The e-Tron SUV gets a range of 400km on a single charge (WLTP Cycle) with a top speed of 200kmph. The SUV can sprint from zero to 100kmph in 6.6 seconds in normal mode and do the same in 5.7 seconds in boost mode.advertisementlast_img read more

Australian women footballers to get same base pay as men

first_imgAustralia’s professional women soccer players will be given the same base pay as men in a one-year extension to a collective bargaining agreement.Players in Australia’s W-League will have their annual minimum remuneration hiked 33 percent to A$16,344 ($11,400), with their base hourly rate matching the men’s A-League, Football Federation Australia and the players union said on Friday.”We’re very proud that we have been able to anchor the minimum conditions for W-League players to those of A-League players,” Professional Footballers Australia CEO John Didulica said in a statement.”It’s a moment in time that the players should be proud of.”The deal will reduce the gender pay gap in Australian football but male players stand to earn significantly more due to their greater time on the pitch.The W-League’s regular season ran for 14 weeks in 2018/19, just over half the length of the A-League’s 27 rounds.The announcement comes days after the PFA launched a campaign demanding global governing body FIFA increase prize money at the upcoming women’s World Cup to reduce the glaring gap with the men’s tournament.Gender pay disparity in football was put in the spotlight in March when the U.S. women’s team sued their national federation for alleged gender discrimination three months before their World Cup title defense.Australia has become a global leader in championing better pay and conditions for female athletes in recent years, after having largely neglected women’s sport for decades.Australia’s contracted women cricketers were given the same base hourly pay rate as men in a five-year collective bargaining agreement struck in 2017, although, like women footballers, they have far fewer opportunities to earn.advertisementAlso Read | Nike ‘very concerned’ about rape accusation against NeymarAlso Read | Woman reaffirms allegations against Neymar: I was the victim of rape’Also Seelast_img read more

Advocates worry 60s Scoop survivors could be taken advantage of

first_img“That’s outrageous,” said North Peigan. “Someone would lose a third or more of their compensation.”A lawyer with the Markham, Ont. firm said he was hoping to reach parents whose children were scooped for a separate class-action lawsuit he is organizing nationally. “This is another class we are working on,” he explained in a telephone interview, noting 33.3 per cent is a standard fee.Colleen Cardinal, coordinator and co-founder of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network (NISCW) in Ottawa, said, “this legal stuff is pretty confusing.”NISCW is run by survivors like her who are volunteers, she said, who aren’t motivated by fees like lawyers and offer support and information through a website and toll-free line. “People are feeling pretty raw,” she said in a telephone interview. “They shouldn’t sign anything yet.” Cardinal said she sent a letter to the Canadian Bar Association asking what it would do to protect ‘60s Scoop survivors but she had not yet received a reply.Robertson said he’s heard enough to send a notice to the country’s law societies, which regulate lawyers, to make them aware of potential abuse.In the meantime, North Peigan said his group is helping the province of Alberta craft an apology to the estimated 20,000 ‘60s Scoop survivors there.Only the province of Manitoba, through former NDP premier Greg Selinger, has apologized to families and adoptees caught up in the scoop. Saskatchewan has also said it will issue an apology.While nothing has been proven against any individual lawyer at this time, the public should make reasonable inquiries before engaging lawyers regarding these types of [email protected] Lew Jobs (left) and Adam North Peigan are with the ’60s Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta.Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a three-part series on 60s Scoop survivors and lawyers.Kathleen Martens APTN News Advocates who work with ‘60s Scoop survivors on the streets of Edmonton are worried homeless clients may be fooled into signing up with lawyers they don’t need. With word the federal government is willing to pay financial compensation, there are millions of dollars on the line.Adam North Peigan is looking forward to compensation and an apology he says is coming from the Alberta government. But he’s also worried about more vulnerable survivors being taken advantage of. “We’re already hearing stories that have come to us that there are lawyers kind of lurking around in our communities – in Edmonton, First Nation, Metis communities – looking to sign up our survivors.“If our survivors aren’t already aware of their rights they could unknowingly sign a document that could affect them for the rest of their lives.”The deal for ‘60s Scoop survivors is one many thought would never happen.“We need to acknowledge the atrocities, the trauma,” said North Peigan, president of the ’60s Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta.“The loss of language, everything that went with it.”North Peigan was taken – or ‘scooped’ – as an infant from his home on the Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta.He says he grew up in dozens of foster homes before living on the street, including Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside.“As we become adults – if we haven’t dealt with that trauma – it can leave us having a very destructive life,” North Peigan said in an interview in Edmonton.“For myself, before I was able to come to terms with what happened to me as a ‘60s Scoop survivor in Alberta, I led a very destructive life… I was very vulnerable.”Lew Jobs, another survivor and member of the ’60s Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta, is also concerned. He showed APTN News a business card from a law office in Thunder Bay, Ontario he says was given to someone at an inner-city drop-in centre in Edmonton.“I want to shame these law firms publicly for going after people on the street,” Jobs said in an interview. “It takes a lot of balls to do that.”The Thunder Bay firm is not one of four official firms negotiating the compensation agreement with the federal government. APTN  asked a lawyer at the Thunder Bay firm about why the firm was handing out business cards three provinces away.He sent an email response instead. It said, in part: “We hope that the Sixties Scoop class actions are resolved favourably for all survivors, and any assistance we ultimately provide to individual claimants will be done within the parameters of any potential Settlement Agreement.” The president of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada said it’s not illegal for law firms to drum up business.But Scott Robertson agreed it could look bad.“It sounds like ambulance-chasing to me, rounding up homeless people,” he said in a telephone interview.North Peigan said he’s suspicious of any lawyers until the compensation agreement is finalized.“We know when the residential school (compensation) was going on there were lawyers taking advantage of our survivors.”There are still lawsuits outstanding in different provinces as the federal ‘60s Scoop compensation agreement is being negotiated. There are about 18 pending across Canada.It is understandable North Peigan and Jobs want to protect less fortunate survivors. They were both in those shoes once, and Jobs says drop-in centres were his lifeline. “It took me a while to get off alcohol,” he said.That’s why they met recently with survivors at one of those drop-in centres and urged them not to sign anything.“All 20 people there said they’d been approached by these lawyers,” Jobs said. Jobs said he was scooped as an infant in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT., and raised by a non-Indigenous family in southern Canada.“My mom was told I’d be better off with a white family,” he said, noting it took decades to reunite with his birth mother.But that was only after he wound up on the street because of addiction. APTN spent two days visiting Edmonton drop-in centres, speaking to people waiting for meals, clothing and job training. They were in various states of intoxication that led to some of them being barred from entry. Some said they grew up in foster care, where they were abused. A couple said they were at the ‘60s Scoop meeting held by North Peigan and Jobs. North Peigan showed APTN a six-page legal fee agreement for 33.3 per cent he said was faxed to the Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre from another Ontario law firm.Click here to see the Contingency Agreement being handed to homeless survivors.last_img read more

Provo hosts Sandals Resorts Intl GM meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – Recently Sandals held a General Managers’ retreat in Povidenciales, the World’s #1 Island and GM for Sandals Barbados, Joe Zellner, who joined his team in a farewell song to the TCI Media Fam delegation said these networking opportunities are happening internally too at SRI.“I think it’s just important that we exchange ideas. The Caribbean is a big region but I think to market this region, the Caribbean is unique. I have been fortunate enough to have been in this region for 16 years, spent four years in the Turks and Caicos Islands where I managed a couple of years at Beaches hotel so I think it is the right thing to do, to go around and see what others have to offer you know, because at the end of the day we only can learn from each other to benefit us all.”Sandals Resorts International (SRI) now employs 13,000 people at its 24 resorts in seven nations region wide. Related Items:joe zellner, sandals resort international GM Meetinglast_img read more

Monthly community food distribution at the Armed Services YMCA

first_img July 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Food insecurity” is a major issue in a place where it’s s expensive to live. That includes the region’s many military families. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has more on the monthly event that helps these families. Monthly community food distribution at the Armed Services YMCA Posted: July 25, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more