Eurozone output and employment suffer record falls in April

first_imgThursday 23 April 2020 9:18 am (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone output and employment suffer record falls in April The reading was well below last month’s score of 29.7, which was itself a record low. A score of under 50 indicates contraction. The lowest score seen during the financial crisis was 36.2. As one of the most up to date economic indicators investors, the PMI data lays bare the economic meltdown the euro area is suffering as countries such as Italy and Spain are battered by Covid-19. Although stock markets have rebounded in recent weeks, pessimism among purchasing managers – those in charge of buying for their companies – fell in April. Expectations of output slipped to a new record low. Williamson said this was “thanks to a new record degree of pessimism in manufacturing”. Share The Eurozone economy suffered the biggest falls in employment and activity on record in April as governments across the continent all but shut down their countries in response to the spread of coronavirus. The coronavirus crash caused firms to lay off workers at the fastest pace on record. Service sector jobs were cut at the steepest rate since IHS Markit began recording the data, while factory jobs were cut at the fastest pace since 2009. Firms in accommodation, hospitality, restaurants, travel and tourism were rocked by a huge drop in demand for their services. Data firm IHS Markit said the services sector was hardest-hit by coronavirus restrictions in April, with its PMI index crashing to just 11.7 from 26.4 in March. Lockdown measures have forced businesses to close and caused demand to slump as would-be shoppers stay indoors and workers lose their jobs. whatsapp “April saw unprecedented damage to the Eurozone economy amid virus lockdown measures coupled with slumping global demand and shortages of both staff and inputs,” said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit said. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone output and employment suffer record falls in April Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndo Harry Robertson The IHS Markit composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a closely watched gauge of activity – collapsed to 13.5, the lowest score since records began over two decades ago. Eurozone output and employment suffer record falls in April whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Hundred-year ‘treasure’ of Alaska history and culture opens in Juneau

first_img Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks during grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Panoramic photo of the early crowd before the grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Planning for the new facility started long before 2002 when the State of Alaska purchased the property behind the old Alaska State Museum in downtown Juneau. The former museum, the library and historical collections located in the State Office Building, and the former archives were all running out of space. In addition, the archives building was literally splitting in half. State officials determined that consolidating all of the facilities into one building would be more efficient and help with the preservation of important Alaska artifacts and documents. The new facility was widely known as SLAM, or State Library, Archives and Museum until the legislature formally named the facility in 2015. Alaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Education | History | State GovernmentHundred-year ‘treasure’ of Alaska history and culture opens in JuneauJune 7, 2016 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan addresses a crowd during the grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)The new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museums is now open, and just in time for Celebration 2016, Southeast Alaska’s regular event of Alaska Native dance and culture.Monday’s ribbon cutting and grand opening of the downtown facility featured Kashevaroff’s great-grandchild. Mary Purvis described how Father Kashevaroff, a Russian Orthodox priest and original curator of the territorial library and museum in Juneau, was especially careful about being accurate while documenting Alaska’s culture and history.“Grandpa Kashevaroff cared deeply about getting things right when the museum and library first started, he would be so pleased to know that the State of Alaska still cares about getting it right with this amazing new facility,” Purvis said. Listen to the broadcast version of the story: Gov. Bill Walker called it a “phenomenal” building and a “treasure.” He credited those who had the vision to create the $139 million facility when oil prices were still high.“One thing I do say about this building: timing is everything. It was really good timing on somebody’s part. We can afford to cut the ribbon,” Walker said to laughter from the audience. “I applaud those who had the vision of this day, and they let nothing stop them.”The project included construction of a new artifact vault and the transfer of artifacts. The old museum was demolished. The new facility includes administrative offices and public spaces.The SLAM building is expected to last a hundred years. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said it celebrates Alaska’s future and the vision and achievement of Alaskans.“In coming days, we can celebrate both collectively, symbolically, and really when we say Alaska can build the most beautiful edifices, we can build the most incredible future, and we can do it together as this building is so emblematic of.”Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan thanked governors and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle and from outside the Capital City for their efforts in advocating for the 118,000 square foot facility.“It took from 2002 to 2014, 4 governors, 2 senators, 6 representatives,” Egan said as he started listing off the various public officials. “Hey, it’s a big building!”Marc Luiken, commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said over half-a-million man hours of work went into the facility’s construction over the last three years.“I think God has already provided some providence in the fact that they were able to do that without one lost time injury,” Luiken said. “That is huge for a project like this.”Harborview School students in the Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy program sang and danced, and – as the building is intended to benefit all future generations of Alaskans – they were given the honor of cutting the ribbon. The doors were then opened for the museum for those who attended the ceremony.Tlingit elders Rosa Miller and Marie Olson kicked off Monday’s event by welcoming everyone to Áak’w Kwáan land. Right Reverend David Mahaffey, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska for the Russian Orthodox Church in America, speaks during the grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Juneau students in the Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy program perform before the ribbon cutting of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)center_img Nancy Purvis talks about her great-grandfather, Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, during grand opening of the new state library, archives and museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Gov. Bill Walker speaks during grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/06/07slampackage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan addresses a crowd during grand opening of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum on June 6, 2016. Also pictured are Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz, Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III, and Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) Share this story:last_img read more

Lawmakers want new rules for testing sexual assault kits

first_imgCrime & Courts | Federal Government | Science & Tech | Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence | State GovernmentLawmakers want new rules for testing sexual assault kitsFebruary 4, 2017 by Quinton Chandler, KTOO Share:U.S. Army Capt. Sylvia Alvarado annotates the evidence of assault following an examination of a simulated victim during Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations training at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 25, 2013. The chart can be used as evidence in a future case if needed. (Public domain photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade/U.S. Air Force)A sailor assigned to the Naval Air Facility Misawa looks at a medical kit used to gain DNA samples after a sexual assault during the victim advocates training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2016. (Public domain photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman/U.S. Air Force)12 read more

Cape Coral business owner sets up ‘community fridge’ to help the hungry

first_imgLEE COUNTY, Fla. – About a week ago, Dionne Lopez, owner of Lee County Plumbing and Supply in Cape Coral, had an idea.“This year we were just looking for something special to do,” said Lopez. “I had heard people doing stuff in their community and thought, ‘Hey, what about a community fridge?’”She placed the refrigerator outside of her business so that anyone can take as much, or as little, as they need.“No questions asked, you come, you take, you leave,” Lopez said. “People in the area, they’ve struggled because of the economic changes related to COVID, the isolation, even some of the food supply,” said Vann Ellison, president and CEO of St. Matthew’s House. “Everybody can make a difference.”Lopez said she plans to keep the fridge for as long as she can even after the holidays.“Anybody can come and eat, we don’t want anybody to be hungry,” said Lopez. “We’ve been fortunate enough to have food on our table, we want to make sure everybody else does too.”If you’d like to donate, you can drop off your non-perishables at Lee County Plumbing and Supply at 532 SE 47th Terrace in Cape Coral.You can also call at 239-542-4618 to arrange for someone to come and pick up any food items you’d like to donate. Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralCovid-19unemployment Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021center_img Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementWhen the community heard what Lopez was doing they stepped up to help, donating food and money.“It’s been incredible,” said Lopez. “The other morning I just bawled my eyes out.”In a year that’s been tough on many, it’s gestures like Lopez’s that can make a big difference. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

WINDALCo Sponsors Under 12 Cricket Competition in St. Catherine

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The bauxite and alumina company, WINDALCo, has been assisting with the development of sports in the island, by sponsoring an under 12 cricket competition for preparatory and primary schools in St. Catherine.“We want to develop young cricket talent in St. Catherine, both male and female,” Venton Brown, Employee Community Relations Officer for WINDALCo at the Ewarton plant in the parish, told JIS News.“We are focussing on the under 12 age group as we believe it is important for them to learn the rudiments of the game from an early age,” he added.The final of this year’s competition was played recently at the Orangefield sports complex in St. Catherine, where Polly Ground Primary School was victorious over Jericho Primary School.Mr. Brown told JIS News that the competition, now in its fourth year, had surpassed expectations, especially with the involvement of girls.“We have had four females coming out of this competition who played for Jamaica’s under 19 cricket team last year, and we have Rosanna Outar who has gone on to play with the national team in the West Indies women’s competition,” he noted.Director of Operations at WINDALCo’s Ewarton refinery, Delroy Dell told JIS News that he hoped the young persons participating in the competition would have adopted and reinforced in their daily lives, virtues of discipline, good citizenship and teamwork. “Teachers and coaches must be commended as they have gone to great lengths to ensure that the competition was successful,” he said, adding that every participant was a winner. RelatedWINDALCo Sponsors Under 12 Cricket Competition in St. Catherine RelatedWINDALCo Sponsors Under 12 Cricket Competition in St. Catherine RelatedWINDALCo Sponsors Under 12 Cricket Competition in St. Catherinecenter_img Advertisements WINDALCo Sponsors Under 12 Cricket Competition in St. Catherine UncategorizedJune 24, 2007last_img read more

Four New Cranes Arrive at Kingston Container Terminal

first_imgRelatedFour New Cranes Arrive at Kingston Container Terminal RelatedFour New Cranes Arrive at Kingston Container Terminal Four New Cranes Arrive at Kingston Container Terminal UncategorizedSeptember 18, 2007 RelatedFour New Cranes Arrive at Kingston Container Terminalcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As part of the expansion project at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), four new cranes will be commissioned into service soon at the new western berth, bringing to 19 the number of cranes in operation at the facility. Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Henry, visited the port today (September 18), to observe the unloading of the cranes.Speaking at a press briefing at the port, Mr. Henry said the arrival of the four new cranes would “complete the delivery on site of all the major heavy equipment at the core of the transshipment operations at the terminal, which were ordered under the expansion project.”In addition, the Minister said he was pleased with the progress of the ongoing expansion project at the KCT.“No one can say the facility is not stepping with the times when the ongoing efforts are geared at increasing the rated capacity of the terminal’s transshipment facilities by over 100 per cent of its 2005 rated capacity,” Mr. Henry said.“In real terms, this translates into an increased rated capacity of 1.7 million foot equivalent units, from the 1.5 million units rated capacity in 2005, to the 3.2 million units projected at the completion of the on-going expansion,” he added.The current expansion phase (fifth), now in its latter stages, will raise the profile of the terminal to include seven additional acres of space at the south terminal yard; 113.7 acres of space at the new west terminal yard; 475 metres of berth space at the new western terminal berth and 24 four-high straddle cables to augment 50 three-high straddle carriers which were already in place.Mr. Henry informed that the expansion of the KCT would attract more vessels which come through the Panama canal.“This is because the Kingston hub, with its comprehensive transportation network into the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and the Far East, is becoming increasingly attractive in the region,” the Minister said.“This all spells well for the terminal, which is a critical driving force for the local economy on which the government and the people of Jamaica are depending, to help stir the economic revolution that we all so fervently desire for the country,” he added.Noel Hylton, Chairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica, noted that he was “extremely proud of the development that is taking place (at the KCT) and to see that it is maturing as planned.”In January of this year, the first two of an order of six 65-ton Super-Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore Gantry Cranes were delivered and commissioned into service by Shanghia Zhenhua Port Machinery Company Limited of China. The cost of each crane is US$7.5 million.The total cost of the expansion of the KCT, which will last until 2009, is approximately US$240 million. Advertisementslast_img read more

Education Ministry Partners with Great Shape Inc. to Boost Literacy

first_imgRelatedEducation Ministry Partners with Great Shape Inc. to Boost Literacy Advertisements RelatedEducation Ministry Partners with Great Shape Inc. to Boost Literacy Education Ministry Partners with Great Shape Inc. to Boost Literacy UncategorizedNovember 7, 2008center_img RelatedEducation Ministry Partners with Great Shape Inc. to Boost Literacy FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education, has partnered with Great Shape Inc., a non profit organisation, based in the United States (US), to host a literacy empowerment project, for at least 5,000 students in Region 3.Literacy Co-ordinator, Laurel Brent Harris, made the disclosure in an interview with JIS News.“We have found that a number of persons and organisations have an interest in assisting with our literacy concerns, especially for the students who are in early childhood and primary schools, and what we have tried to do, is identify these individuals or groups and streamline whatever they want to do to assist us. The group [Great Shape Inc.,] that is working now in St. Ann, initially started in Westmoreland, but they shifted to Region 3, that’s the St. Ann area, because of the partnership with Sandals, and also because they had identified some schools that needed this extra support,” she explained.The Co-ordinator pointed out that the four participating schools are: Parry Town Primary, Boscobel Primary, Breadnut Hill Primary and Walkerswood Primary and Junior High.“They have some challenges, and we at the Ministry have placed some cluster-based specialists in these schools, to assist the teachers and to work with the students, so when we heard of the partnership that Great Shape Inc. wanted to establish, we were happy and we met with them and encouraged them to come in and work along with us for the limited time,” she noted.According to Mrs. Brent Harris, the partnership with the US based group, forms part of the Ministry’s strategic objectives.“This is also part of our strategic objectives, where we have established partnerships with governmental and non governmental organizations, in soliciting support for literacy endeavours, so when the group came in…we looked at the strategies that they will be sharing with the teachers and we have actually sanctioned much of what they intended to do,” she pointed out.The project, which commenced earlier this week, is called ‘SuperKids’, and is being implemented by 32 volunteers from Great Shape Inc. The volunteers are implementing curriculum and providing resources for literacy, computers, music, sports and art.“They have brought with them several items, for example, musical equipment, and over 9,000 reading books. They have also been working with the students to check on their dental needs. The project will go on until November 14, and at the end of that period, we will have a debriefing session,” Mrs. Brent Harris pointed out.The debriefing session, according to the Co-ordinator, would look at “what really took place, how teachers and schools benefitted, persons will get an opportunity to express their appreciation and also to see what impact this intervention had on the students, who were a part of the programme.”In the meantime, Mrs. Brent Harris is lauding the work of Great Shape Inc., and is appealing to other organisations to support the cause.“This is something that the Ministry has been promoting, especially through the Education Transformation Team, and I am happy to say that the response has been tremendous, so we fully endorse what is happening [with Great Shape Inc. and Sandals] and we hope that other groups, which have a vested interest in education, will come on board and assist us in achieving our critical objectives,” she said.“If we are going to achieve our objectives, if we are going to raise the levels of performance of our students, the Government cannot do it alone; partnerships are critical in achieving higher levels of literacy, partnerships from private organisations, members of the Diaspora or, anyone who has something to offer, whether by human resource or material resource,” she added.The ‘SuperKids’ Project is an international partnership between Great Shape Inc., Sandals Resorts International, First Book and the Ministry of Education. Great Shape Inc. has facilitated humanitarian projects in Jamaica for 20 years and its volunteers work in communities with traditionally low literacy rates.last_img read more

Supporting positive mental health outcomes for students

first_imgSupporting positive mental health outcomes for students Australian GreensThe Youth Aware of Mental Health program has been delivered to over 3,000 Year 9 students, promoting positive mental health outcomes for young Canberrans.Minister for Mental Health Emma Davidson spoke to students this morning at Campbell High School, about their experiences of the program, which is running the program for a second time. Campbell High School first participated in the program in 2020 and is running it again this year. The school will also help evaluate the program.“It’s important for everyone in our community to have access to mental health supports in places which suit their needs. The Youth Aware of Mental Health Program is such a great program to help young people become more aware of both their own mental health and that of their peers,” Minister Davidson said.“Youth Aware of Mental Health is an evidence-based program that promotes mental health and addresses suicidal behaviour in young people. It focuses on prevention and early support by helping young people develop skills to deal with stress and crisis, to identify signs of distress in peers and to feel confident in seeking mental health support.“This is a free program for Year 9 students in ACT schools that sign up for it. Since commencing in the ACT last year about 3,100 students have completed the program.”In the ACT, Youth Aware of Mental Health is delivered by the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing in collaboration with local delivery partner, Mental Illness Education ACT, and supported by the Black Dog Institute.The program is delivered in classrooms by an accredited instructor and volunteer helper, with student learning and discussion supported by resources including a take-home booklet and posters displayed in classrooms during the program.Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Yvette Berry said: “Student wellbeing is a priority for all ACT public schools embedded in the ACT school curriculum and is a key component of the Future of Education Strategy. The ACT Government has a range of supports in place for students, teachers and school communities.”“There are 81 psychologists working across our public school system as part of wellbeing teams in schools, along with other allied health workers, that can be made up of a youth worker, social worker and school youth health nurse. “Public schools across the ACT have also been implementing the Positive Behaviours for Learning program to help students along on their life journey.“The Youth Aware of Mental Health Program is a really great addition and it’s wonderful to see so many students taking part,” Minister Berry said.In 2020, in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute and Mental Illness Education ACT, the program was delivered by trained instructors to more than 2200 Year 9 students across 14 ACT high schools, including:1,247 public school students760 Catholic school students240 independent school studentsA research evaluation of the program will measure its efficacy for ACT students and will be led by Black Dog Institute in collaboration with the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACT Education Directorate and the Australian National University. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Greens, Australian National University, Berry, Black Dog Institute, Catholic, education, Government, health, high schools, mental health, prevention, social work, university, Youthlast_img read more

Honda recalls 1.4 million cars in the U.S., over 50,000 in Canada

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Honda Odyssey  Handout / Honda First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Owners will be notified of all recalls, and will be required to take their vehicle into a dealership for free repairs. The Canadian recall numbers don’t seem to address the defects tied to the U.S. recalls, so it’s possible we could see the numbers rise as information is updated. Trending in Canada In the U.S., the largest recall affects 737,000 examples of the 2018 to 2020 Accord; and 2019 and 2020 Insight, and focuses on the software that operates the rear camera turn signals and windshield wipers. There could be a flaw in the computer programming which causes these systems to malfunction.A further 430,000 vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled in 22 states that use salt on their roads in the winter time, which can cause the driveshafts to corrode and break. Vehicles affected include 2012 to 2020 Civic Hybrids; 2007 to 2014 Fits; the 2013 to 2015 Acura ILX; and 2013 to 2015 Accords.Finally, about 268,000 CR-Vs from the 2002 to 2006 model year will be recalled for a persistent problem where water can enter the driver’s window and cause an electrical short in the power window switch, which could potentially cause a fire. So far, 16 fires have already been reported. Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSHondaCoupeMinivanSedanSUVNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclescompactNon-Luxury advertisement Honda is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the United States for problems with the driveshaft, window switches, and software; and 53,770 vehicles in Canada for problems with rearview cameras, sliding door handles, and software, too.The Canadian recall affects 53,770 vehicles, including model year 2018 to 2020 Honda Odysseys; 2019 and 2020 Passports; and 2019 to 2021 Pilots.These vehicles could have one or more problems depending on the van or SUV bodystyle, including two software updates, rear view camera replacement, and sliding door handle cables. On the Odyssey, water can enter the doors and freeze the handle cables, or enter the rearview camera and distort the image. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals On CU-Boulder Campus May 22-25

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder campus will be awash in imaginative and creative minds as thousands of students from around the world converge to compete in the 23rd annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22-25. About 700 teams will participate in the event, which challenges students to come up with the most creative, original and imaginative ways to solve a selection of problems. The teams, consisting of five to seven students, are judged on criteria such as quality, originality and meeting the problem’s requirements. Students from throughout the United States and countries all over the world including China, Germany, Poland and Uzbekistan will compete in the World Finals on the CU-Boulder campus. Each team chose at least one of five problems to solve and will be competing against other teams in their age bracket that solved the same problem. The teams worked for months developing their solutions and most advanced through earlier rounds of competition in their states or countries before making it to the finals. This year’s problems follow: The Chameleon is a problem for which teams create and drive a vehicle. Like a chameleon, the vehicle changes appearance to blend in with three different team-created environments. The person driving the vehicle also will blend in with the environment. OMER’s Earthly Adventures, written in consultation with NASA, requires teams to create devices to help preserve the environment. An OMER character, based on the Odyssey of the Mind raccoon mascot, uses creative problem-solving to fix malfunctions that allow others to complete tasks to save the environment. Center Stage is a challenge in which teams create and present an original performance based on a work of classical literature, complete with a choreographed dance segment and featuring a character from a different work of classical literature. It’s a Snap challenges teams to create several structures of balsa wood and glue that, when joined together, weigh no more than 15 grams and stay together on their own. The object is for the structure to support as much weight as possible. The Ostrich Factor is a humorous performance about a character with the ability to become invisible — to all but one other character — when it hides its head. Each team also has to solve a spontaneous problem, which is a short-term challenge presented on the day of competition. Odyssey of the Mind organizers expect about 12,000 people to attend the event, with the majority of the attendees staying on the CU-Boulder campus and in local hotels. CU-Boulder is hosting the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals for the third time. The competition was first held on campus in 1989 and then in 1992. The Odyssey of the Mind is an international program whose mission is to develop creative-thinking skills in students from kindergarten through college. The program began in 1978 and has grown to include millions of students worldwide. For more information about the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, visit the Web site at http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/WF2002. Published: May 8, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more