Volkswagen showed off a design sketch of its new ID. Aero sedan for China on Wednesday. The low-slung four-door is first aimed at Chinese market, but a version will come to North America and Europe later this decade. Its world premiere is scheduled for June 27 at 8 a.m. VW is calling the ID. Aero the first fully electric limousine for the Chinese market. Despite the pandemic, the country minted almost 50,000 new millionaires last year according to Statista , and because it's cheaper to hire a driver there than in the United States, many of them use limousine-style vehicles with chauffeurs. It's why Lincoln , Audi and other automakers are placing their bigger cars on sale in that country first. The vehicle is part of the company's Accelerate plan to introduce at least one new electric model each year globally, starting in 2021 with the ID.4 GTX. VW wants 70 percent of its cars to be all-electric by 2030, which is twice as much as previously planned. It's also making … [Read more...] about The electric Volkswagen ID. Aero ‘limousine’ sedan is coming to the US
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It is time to plan how and what to donate from your upcoming harvest to help reduce food insecurity in our local communities. It’s never been easier for gardeners to be intentional by giving or committing to share a part of the garden harvest this summer. Whether you are container gardening, patio planting or have a larger garden, any amount of produce can be used by local hunger-relief organizations. Donating produce builds and serves the local community, reduces climate impact, and supports the right to healthy food for everyone. Why grow and donate Hunger and food access problems continue to grow. According to Feeding America, the pandemic increased food insecurity in Colorado by about 20%. Hunger Free Colorado found that 33% of Coloradans lack reliable access to nutritious food. Another way to look at that is 1 in 8 Coloradans face food shortages, or 1 in 4 children face food insecurity. Additionally, about 40% of our food goes to waste, according to the National Resource … [Read more...] about Too much produce? How Denver gardeners can support food security
Dani Sanchez-Lopez was barely seven when he had made up his mind that he would grow up and be a part of cinema. His initial fascination was for acting until he discovered that actors spoke lines written by others. He grew interested in writing, direction and editing and got an introduction to all of these. It was while studying filmmaking at Chapman University, California, that he realised he enjoyed narrating stories visually. He had found his calling in cinematography. What Dani, of Spanish origin, did not foresee was that he would take up projects in India and work in Telugu cinema. His collaboration with director Nag Ashwin for the Savitri biopic Mahanati had him experimenting with visual textures that complemented every decade of the story. Post Mahanati , Dani came on board for director Gunashekhar’s Hiranya , starring Rana Daggubati as Hiranyakashipu. The project is in the works and, in the meantime, he was roped in for Virata Parvam . Incidentally, his first Indian … [Read more...] about Cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez: Sai Pallavi emerging from the tent in camouflage clothing is a powerful moment
JAMSETJI TATA DEATH ANNIVERSARY: From an iron and steel company, a world-class educational institution, to the first hydroelectric power plant, the founder of the TATA group Jamsetji Tata sowed the seeds of development on the Indian soil. Being a visionary with an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, Jamsetji Tata shaped a successful business conglomerate and helped bring India on par with other industrial nations. Today, on the death anniversary of Jamsetji Tata, let us remember the industrialist and how he established the steel-to-salt conglomerate. Born on March 3, 1839, in the Navsari town of Gujarat, Jamsetji was the only son of Nusserwanji Tata. In a family of priests, he turned out to be the first one to dive into business. At the age of 14, Jamsetji joined his father in Bombay and went to Elphinstone College there. He received a liberal education and graduated in 1858 which made him harbour a love for academics and reading throughout his life. He later joined his father’s … [Read more...] about Jamsetji Tata Death Anniversary: Remembering the founder of the TATA group
The premier of China’s State Council, Li Keqiang, “ urged ” energy officials to ramp up coal production this week to stave off electricity blackouts across several Chinese provinces experiencing record power usage during a regional heatwave, the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper reported Friday. Li, who heads China’s top administrative authority, “urged tapping into advanced coal capacity, securing power supply and resolutely preventing power outages amid the peak summer season,” the Guardian reported June 24, citing Chinese state media. China’s state-run Global Times first quoted Li as making the coal production request on June 21 hours after he completed an “inspection tour” of northern China’s Hebei province. Li suggested that the daily economic operations and “basic livelihoods” of Chinese citizens were at stake should energy authorities fail to produce additional coal in the affected territory. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference in Beijing, … [Read more...] about China Calls for ‘Urgent’ Coal Production to Stave Off Blackouts
Tata Steel is working on a plan for transition to low carbon technologies for making steel in the U.K. and the Netherlands. In October 2021, Tata Steel completed the process of separating Tata Steel UK and Tata Steel Netherlands as two independent companies from Tata Steel Europe. Both, Tata Steel UK and Tata Steel Netherlands have been developing detailed plans for transition to low CO2 technologies in line with the company's goal to produce CO2-neutral steel by 2050 in Europe, company's CEO & MD T V Narendran and Executive Director & CFO Koushik Chatterjee said. "In Tata Steel Netherlands, we plan to gradually phase out our blast furnaces and coal over the next 10 years by replacing them with a combination of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) technology based on hydrogen, and electric furnaces," the executives said in the company's annual report for 2021-22. In the Netherlands, the company has a capacity of 7 MTPA. According to the company, Tata Steel UK also produces steel … [Read more...] about Tata Steel plans low CO2 steel-making technologies in Netherlands, U.K.
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are blasting President Joe Biden for a move that they say will further increase the United States’ dependence on China for solar panels. Earlier this month, Biden announced a 24-month tariff moratorium on solar panel imports from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Commerce Department officials suspect that the solar panels are actually made in China or by Chinese companies but have been routed through the four southeast Asian nations to evade tariffs. In a letter to Biden this week, Rubio and Portman said the move will make the U.S. even more dependent on China. Already, about 80 percent of solar panels installed in the U.S. are made in China or by Chinese companies. “We believe this decision increases our dependence on China, rewards unfair trade practices, including labor and human rights violations, undermines American jobs, and represents executive branch overreach,” the Senators write : Already the United … [Read more...] about Biden Blasted for Increasing U.S. Dependence on China for Solar Panels
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 BERLIN (AP) — Germany activated the second phase of its three-stage emergency plan for natural gas supplies Thursday, saying Europe's biggest economy faces a “crisis” and warning that storage targets for the winter are at risk due to dwindling deliveries from Russia. The government said the decision to raise the level to “alarm” follows the cuts to Russian gas flows made since June 14 and surging energy prices exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. The third and highest stage is the “emergency” level. “The situation is serious, and winter will come,” Economy Minister Robert Habeck said in a statement. “The reduction in gas supplies is an economic attack on us by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” he said. “We will defend ourselves against this. But our country is going to have to go down a stony path now.” Russia last week … [Read more...] about Germany faces gas supply ‘crisis,’ declares alarm level
Ten years ago this month, the Harvard men’s baseball team put a video on YouTube in which they danced and lip-synched to Carly Rae Jepsen’s No. 1 hit, “Call Me Maybe.” It was funny because, well, you know: They were muscle-y boys with serious jawlines, and they were doing choreography that involved punching the ceiling of a van; this was back when a lot of people thought that pop songs were really stupid and for girls. So the video got really popular. Then other groups of people started to film themselves doing their own versions of the song: college students in Idaho; the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders ; the U.S. Olympic swim team . Maybe you, too, were inclined to dance and lip-synch to Carly Rae Jepsen’s No. 1 hit, “Call Me Maybe,” with your friends and post it to the internet. This is how one of the first super-viral “challenges” on social media was born. Planking, where people filmed or photographed themselves lying flat—like a plank—in unexpected places, had already … [Read more...] about The Viral Online Challenge Is Never Coming Back
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major catalyst for change, and for many people, this has translated to seismic shifts in eating patterns or the addition of essential superfoods into their diets. One of these popular new inclusions has been raw honey, which is renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “Our enquiries for bee products increased, and sales increased by 42%, which I think means that the health-conscious public are seeking more options for their general wellbeing. “In fact, at one point, demand was so high, we didn’t have enough to supply to consumers,” says beekeeper Steve Chor, who produces a range of raw honey under the umbrella of his brand Steve Honey. Chor’s views are echoed by Paul Poh who owns honey-centric lifestyle stores Jungle House with his wife Ashley Lam. Poh says demand for raw honey and other honey products shot up during the pandemic. — JUNGLE HOUSE “Oh yes, a lot of people have been enquiring about honey – not just raw … [Read more...] about Sales of raw honey soared during the pandemic, but what is it exactly?