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first_img The measures could allow the government to create so-called heat maps to monitor the movement of citizens. The networks have pledged to increase network capacity to help cope with the demand and changing usage patterns throughout the day. O2 and Three have also waived data charges on all NHS UK websites. It comes as mobile operators launch an industry-wide effort to maintain key services amid a surge in demand caused by the pandemic. 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Officials are in talks with O2, Vodafone, EE and Three over tracking data from the UK’s 84m active mobile devices to help authorities fight the pandemic. The operators already use so-called crowd insights for commercial purposes, but the measures would mark the first major use of mobile data as part of a stringent public health campaign. Share Vodafone has already launched the service in Italy, mapping out movements of people in Lombardy — the European epicentre of the outbreak that has been put under lockdown. Similar measures have also been rolled out in Germany and Austria, where Deutsche Telekom and A1 have shared data on users. The government has approached the UK’s mobile operators about using phone signals as part of its efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Wednesday 18 March 2020 6:38 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The measures are less draconian than those employed in countries such as China, Taiwan and South Korea, which use smartphone location readings to trace the contacts of individuals who have tested positive or to enforce quarantine orders. Show Comments ▼ UK mobile providers have also been asked to provide information services for the government, meaning important announcements could be sent via text message to the entire UK population or to specific areas. whatsapp It is not clear whether the UK would use the data to monitor quarantine compliance should the country be placed under total lockdown. One possible use of the data would be for food supplies, meaning authorities could prioritise where to send supplies in case of shortages. whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government set to use mobile signals to monitor virus outbreak The data is anonymised — meaning individuals could not be identified — and its use is in compliance with UK and EU data privacy laws. “However, operators may consider going further by temporarily easing some data caps and lifting other restrictions,” he said. Hamish MacLeod, director of industry body Mobile UK, said: “The mobile industry is working very closely with the government to ensure that our critical mobile networks can handle the extra demand anticipated due to the coronavirus.” James Warrington Kester Mann, telecoms analyst at CCS Insight, said mobile providers could provide crucial data to help monitor the spread of the virus, adding it was “heartening” to see firms offer free access to NHS services. Government set to use mobile signals to monitor virus outbreak All four networks have experienced outages over the last 24 hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to work from home. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government set to use mobile signals to monitor virus outbreak Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

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first_imgCrime & Courts | Interior | Southcentral | State GovernmentWalker to add crime bill to October special sessionSeptember 15, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth speaks to reporters at a press availability on Friday. Gov. Bill Walker and Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams are also pictured. (Photo by Daniel Hernandez/Alaska Public Media)A rise in crime in Alaska has led Gov. Bill Walker to seek a bill in the special session next month that would allow more jail time for some thefts and other crimes.A Sept. 6 report found that Alaska saw higher rates of larcenies, robberies, burglaries and assaults last year. Walker said the report shows the need for the Legislature to take action this year.“Clearly, the crime report shows we can’t wait until next year,” Walker said in a press conference in Anchorage on Friday. “This isn’t something that we’ll get to next year when we can get to it. This is something we need to get to now.”Walker is calling on the Legislature to pass Senate Bill 54. The legislation would increase the potential jail time for both class C felonies and low-level thefts. Until late last year, C felony convictions could lead to two years in jail. Under a law enacted last year, first-time offenders could receive probation.Under Senate Bill 54, the sentence could be as much as one year.“You know, there have to be consequences for wrongdoing,” Walker said. “And we need to make sure the judges have the discretion for that.”The proposed bill is not based on the social science evidence that led to last year’s bill. Researchers say reducing jail time is associated with decreases in repeat offenses. One goal of last year’s bill was to shift state spending from jailing offenders to spending money on drug treatment and prevention.Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth said the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission used other evidence to recommend the changes in Senate Bill 54.“There was a lot of testimony before the commission, and that is evidence,” Lindemuth said. “It may not be the same kind of statistical evidence that resulted in (last year’s law). But we have additional evidence that’s in the crime report itself.”She said the proposed bill amounts to minor tweaks to last year’s law. Walker has asked Lindemuth to recommend more changes to state law that the Legislature could take up next year.North Pole Republican Sen. John Coghill said he supports passing the bill. He said the bill’s provisions respond to concerns raised by the public about rising crime.“Even though they get outside the bounds of data certainty, certainly the public outcry has been very clear,” Coghill said. “And so these were answers to that on some of the felony issues.”The Senate passed the bill 19 to 1 in April. But it never had a hearing in the House.Dillingham Democratic House Speaker Bryce Edgmon said in a statement that the caucus is committed to seriously considering policy recommendations that evidence shows will make Alaskans safer. He noted that state budget cuts have reduced the of number prosecutors, state troopers and local law enforcement officers.Wesley Early in Anchorage contributed to this report.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgCommunity | Coronavirus | Education | SouthwestFor a brief window, Dillingham kindergartners got to learn and play together in schoolFebruary 9, 2021 by Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham Share:Kids playing on a hill of snow near Dillingham Elementary School. Feb. 1, 2021.(Izzy Ross/KDLG)It’s bitterly cold outside, but the kindergartners playing on the jungle gym and a hill of snow next to Dillingham Elementary School don’t seem to mind.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/04kindergarten_pkg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“I like being in school,” said Juliette Olson. “I like seeing my teacher. And it’s been fun to see my teacher!”Cooper Roenfanz agreed.“I like being in school,” he said. “I like to see my friends.”Dillingham city schools have had to close the classrooms after two and a half weeks. That’s because people at the were potentially exposed to COVID-19. The 13-day window of in-class instruction was a welcome respite for the kids, who hadn’t been in a classroom since last November.Kids playing on a hill of snow near Dillingham Elementary School. Feb. 1, 2021.(Izzy Ross/KDLG)“My favorite thing is to play out. And making snow angels,” said Myia Womack.“I like to play outside and go to the monkey bars,” said Wesley Active.“I like to look at the stars,” said Isla Jones.I asked Isla what she liked to play most. She thought about it for a moment, then said, “Legos!”The kindergartners are hard at work on the basics — Wesley said right now they are learning letters and numbers.School isn’t just a place to learn. It’s also where children can spend time with their friends, kids their own age. For Hoku Messer and Les Kayoukluk, that’s the best part of being back.“Playing with our friends,” Les said.“Playing with our friends,” Hoku agreed. “Keeping them safe from the virus, cause there’s virus coming on.”Both Hoku and Les said their favorite subject is math.Myia Womack playing at recess. Feb. 1, 2021. (Izzy Ross/KDLG)I asked them what was hardest about not being in school.“It’s sad,” Hoku said. “I’m sad why I don’t get back to school.”“Sad,” Les echoed.In the background, kids gathered at the top of a snowy hill howl at the waning gibbous moon hanging in the cloudless sky.Faye Borden said they were playing “lions,” which is also her favorite game.“It’s when we pretend to be lions and do a lot of lion-y stuff,” she explained.“Cool, like roaring?” I asked.“Yeah, like I do that like, ‘Rawr!’ she said.Everyone is excited to be here, said teacher Julien Deljanovan.“It’s really great being back in school. It’s absolutely the best scenario for us,” she said. “Distance learning is a big challenge for everyone, but especially for the young learners.”Distance learning presents particular problems for young kids; Deljanovan said that’s partly because they need a lot more guidance.“They can’t pick up their iPad and say, ‘I’m going to get on Schoology and find my reading lessons for today!’” she said. “There’s so many skills that they’re working on at once. There’s so much to teach. And not being able to just see what they’re learning and adjust accordingly, too. Something that I assign might be really easy for one student and really hard for another student and I can’t give the support that they would need. So it just makes it very difficult.”Deljanovan said the transition back to in-person learning was smooth.“They’re just so eager to participate, and they knew the routines coming in, and they clean up so quickly and go to the next thing,” she said. “So they’re eager to be here, and it’s been going mostly well.”Kindergartners at Dillingham Elementary School. Feb. 1, 2021. (Izzy Ross, KDLG)Deljanovan started to call the kids in. Recess was over and it was time to start the rest of the day.Neela Hoseth and Valerie Savo were excited to get to the classroom.“We’re learning some stuff about snowmen when they melt, then they — the snowball gets a little harder,” Valerie explained.“What’s your favorite thing that you’re learning right now?” I asked.“That snowmans — they melt in the summer,” she said.“Having fun,” Neela said. “I never got to see my friends in a long time, so I came back to school.”The kids gathered to go back inside for another day of learning together, with big smiles under cloth masks. Hopefully they can come back here soon.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgRELATEDTOPICS NAPLES, Fla. – Two people walked away with minor injuries after a plane crashed into the water south of Naples Pier on Saturday.Chris Serreno was out boating with his daughter when he saw the plane crash and jumped into action to rescue the two passengers on board. “Yesterday, my daughter and I decided to go boating, it was a nice day,” Serreno said. “We were out on the gulf, and we saw a helicopter coming straight at us. We kind of followed it and the next thing you know, I saw the back of a plane and I’m like ‘That’s a plane crash!’”Serreno said that he was able to use emergency equipment to pull both passengers to safety. They had escaped the sinking plane and were treading water.  Airplane found at bottom of lake could solve 56-year-old aviation mystery June 15, 2021 New video shows plane seconds before crashing in LaBelle May 24, 2021 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 comments Advertisement“When it’s right in front of you, you get nervous and you just react. It was crazy, I didn’t know how bad people were going to be injured, and my first instincts were just to get them out of the water,” said Serreno.Serreno mentioned that he does not want to be called a hero for his efforts because he feels it was something that just needed to be done.  AdvertisementTags: naples pierplane crash Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 WATCH: Men rescued from Everglades plane crash after Taco Tuesday flight gone wrong June 9, 2021last_img read more

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first_imgCape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape CoraltrashWaste Pro CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Waste Pro has confirmed it has enlisted the help of three contractors to help with trash pickups in Cape Coral.The company had a special meeting with the city council Wednesday, after ongoing issues with trash and bulk items not getting picked up.The contractors are mainly to help with bulk pickups right now, which Waste Pro said it’s behind on in the city.An NBC2 crew saw a trash truck from Gaston’s on Thursday picking up bulk items in a southeast neighborhood. Waste Pro confirmed that’s one of the three contractors helping them. Advertisement Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 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 comments Advertisement Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 Neighbors there said a lot of those piles had been sitting there for weeks before Gaston’s crew picked them up.“I’m glad somebody’s getting it, but at the same time, I thought Waste Pro should be the one that takes care of it,” said Leevardis Foster. “A lot of times, I would put stuff out on my side of the road and call and nothing happens.”Mayor Gunter requested an action plan from Waste Pro by Monday, as well as a monthly update moving forward. RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementDC 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 comments WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021last_img read more

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The big question will be which banks come out on top in a quarter that’s expected to be characterized by lower trading revenues and a weaker outlook for the rest of the year. “I wouldn’t say there’s going to be one bank that clearly leaves the rest in the dust,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management at GMP Richardson Ltd. One factor will be which banks have stronger capital market activity and trading revenues, he added. “You can’t necessarily gauge what those results are going to be without knowing the exact portfolios (each bank has) and that’s probably going to determine who outperforms who.” Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) will be the first of the big banks to release its second-quarter earnings as it is scheduled to report Wednesday. TD Bank (TSX:TD) and Royal Bank (TSX:RY) deliver their results on Thursday. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) follows on May 29 and CIBC (TSX:CM) on May 31. Overall, the banks will be hard-pressed to deliver results that outshine the solid profit increase of six% reported in the first quarter of 2012 on improvements in retail banking and higher trading revenues. In that period, most banks, aside from CIBC, reported lower provisions for credit losses — or money set aside to cover bad loans — in the first quarter, a sign that fewer customers are defaulting and that finances could be improving. However, warnings from the banks also suggested that mortgage lending could drop off this year as consumers focus on reducing debt and mortgage lending softens. Tom Lewandowski, a financial services analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis, said Canadian banks with a stronger international focus are more likely to outperform expectations this earnings period. “There’s going to be opportunity for banks that have exposure outside the Canadian market, which I think is going to slow,” he said. “It may not be this quarter but it’s going to be a quarter down the line. The consumer just does not have the capacity to take on debt like they did 18 months ago.” Lewandowski pointed out two banks he thinks will come out on top. “Scotiabank with their international operations, and also TD has an opportunity to outperform on the loan growth side, given some market share gains in mortgages,” he said. Generally, the banks aren’t expected to boost their dividend payments, though consensus expectations suggest that National Bank (TSX:NA) could emerge as the sole bank to make such a move when it reports on May 31. G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Keywords Earnings,  Banking industry Facebook LinkedIn Twitter David Friend High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Related news After starting the year with strong earnings momentum, Canada’s biggest banks will likely report slower growth in the second quarter when they begin rolling out results this week. Earnings for the big Canadian banks are expected to slip four per cent from the first-quarter, according to estimates by CIBC Capital Markets. Overall the banks will likely show growth of 5.3% compared to the same time last year. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s read more

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first_imgSeniors Card Directory released Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Disability Services and Community DevelopmentOver 116,000 Tasmanian Senior Card holders now have access to benefits at over 550 local and interstate businesses with the release of the 2021-2022 Seniors Card Directory today.The Directory is packed with hundreds of discounts and offers from businesses, encouraging older Tasmanians who are retired or semi-retired to continue to remain active, try new experiences and to engage with their local community.It comes as part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to make our State the best place to live, work and invest, supported by our Strong Liveable Communities: Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan 2017-2022.I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all the businesses registered with the program for their ongoing support of the Seniors Card Program and promotion of participation of older Tasmanians.I also acknowledge the role of Council of The Ageing Tasmania in supporting active ageing through their Age Friendly Business project, which promotes age-friendly businesses in response to the needs of an ageing demographic.The new 2021-2022 Seniors Card Directory is available at Service Tasmania shops, Libraries Tasmania, Tasmanian Visitors Information Centres and offices of Members of Parliament. /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:ageing, AusPol, Australia, business, community, council, disability, Government, Minister, parliament, project, Seniors, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

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first_imgOutcomes of Tasmania Police Griffin Review released The Tasmania Police Outcomes Report into the handling of the James Geoffrey Griffin matter has today been released.The Outcomes Report shows that there are clear areas for procedural improvement by Tasmania Police and these are being addressed as a priority.It’s important to note that Tasmania Police acted to review our own response – before the Commission of Inquiry was announced- as we wanted to identify issues and areas for change as soon as possible.Tasmania Police has a strong record in dealing with crime reports of child sexual offences where the victim is known.However this Outcomes Report has identified deficiencies in the way we draw together information across agencies, particularly in relation to third party reports where the victim is not identified.We are truly sorry for any harm caused to the victims who were let down by deficiencies in our investigative processes at the time. We are committed to implementing immediate measures to ensure information is handled appropriately.In relation to the Griffin matter, the Outcomes Report has confirmed:The police investigation began on 7 May 2019, when the victim made an initial statement to Tasmania Police regarding a historical sexual assault.Over the next two months, work was undertaken to prepare a detailed investigative package.It’s necessary to be methodical in relation to evidence gathering for such serious crimes; and even more so in relation to historical offences, as was the case in this investigation.On 28 July 2019, Launceston CIB notified the Office of Accreditation of the alleged offending by Griffin in order to suspend his working with vulnerable people accreditation.On 31 July 2019, Griffin’s residence was searched. The Office of Accreditation and the Director of Clinical Management at the LGH were advised by investigators that Griffin was in possession of child exploitation material. Griffin was immediately stood down by the LGH.Griffin was formally charged on 3 September and 3 October 2019 in relation to a number of historical matters that were identified as part of the investigation.The areas of immediate action are:Review and consolidate investigative guidelines for child sexual offencesReview practices for information sharing regarding Working With Vulnerable People risk assessmentsReview protocols for information sharing across agencies in relation to child sexual offencesIn particular, we’re reviewing the way information is shared between the Department of Communities and Tasmania Police in relation to third party information reports about child sexual abuse.Tasmania Police’s full report will now be released to the Commission of Inquiry.The full report contains highly sensitive and identifying information about victims and in accordance with legal advice will not be released ahead of the Inquiry.We are being as open and transparent as we can; on legal advice we cannot provide more information other than the Outcomes Report without prejudicing the Commission of Inquiry or identifying victims.It is essential that the Inquiry is not impeded in its full examination of all matters.We will engage fully with the Commission of Inquiry and address any further findings as a priority.A specialist investigative and policy team has been established in Tasmania Police to address the issues identified so far.We encourage anyone who may have information about historic allegations of child sexual abuse related to Tasmanian Government agencies to make a submission to the Inquiry at: www.justice.tas.gov.au/inquiry/homeWe encourage anyone who wishes to make a claim under the national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse as a result of interactions with institutions to visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or call 1800 737 377.The Outcomes Report is available here: https://www.police.tas.gov.au/information-disclosure/CommissionerDarren Hine /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:assault, Australia, child sex, Commission, Commissioner, director, Government, investigation, justice, Launceston, outcomes, police, risk assessment, sexual abuse, Sexual Assault, TAS, Tasmania, Tasmania Policelast_img read more

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first_imgWorld Bank Supports Cameroon to Build a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery Cameroon will be better able to address the COVID-19 pandemic with a $100 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) approved on April 19 to support the Government of Cameroon to advance reforms for fiscal consolidation and competitiveness.“As Cameroon is embarking in an ambitious program of reforms, this operation will support policy action to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic by, supporting public sector management, improving competition and protecting the poor and most vulnerable,” says Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Director for Cameroon.This operation, the third in a series of three, builds on the first DPO and is aligned with Cameroon’s economic growth, poverty reduction, and reform priorities as set forth in its long-term development agenda, Vision 2035.More specifically, the program supports reforms to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on the private and public sectors by strengthening public debt management, improving public procurement processes, and transparency in the use of COVID-19 response funds. It will helpenhance competitiveness by reducing entry barriers, improving regulations in strategic sectors, and incentivizing private sector investment in three strategic sectors, including telecommunications, energy, and transport. It will also improve the equity and efficiency in the allocation and use of health resources, as well as scale up social protection.Together, the program of reforms supported by this operation are expected to have positive effects on poverty. In particular, cash transfers will provide direct support to vulnerable groups who have lost income as a result of the crisis and restrictions measures.The World Bank supports Cameroon through 18 national IDA, Global Environment Facility, and Trust Fund operations, with a net commitment of about $2.4 billion, in addition to a comprehensive program of analytical services. These activities contribute to the country’s overall economic growth, through the implementation of economic reforms, trade diversification, improvements in agriculture and livestock sectors, energy, transport, healthcare, education and social safety net for the most vulnerable. /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:Agriculture, Cameroon, covid-19, director, education, efficiency, environment, Government, healthcare, Investment, livestock, operation, pandemic, resources, Transport, World Banklast_img read more

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first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever If you’re looking for something in Volkswagen’s ID family, VW Canada also mentioned, “Volkswagen Canada will welcome the ID.4 compact sport utility to our market. It is the first member of Volkswagen’s ID ‘family’ that will come to Canada, and we are confident it is the right vehicle at the right time!” The VW ID.6 and VW ID.6 Crozz EV were unveiled mid-April at the 2021 Shanghai auto show, marking the first Volkswagen models designed specifically for that market and that market alone.The EV features a long wheelbase and a panoramic glass roof, with technologies also specific to the Chinese market.VW has already got a pretty wide range of EVs, but the ID.6 , based on the I.D. Roomzz, fills the niche of a three-row electric crossover SUV that China will see in a total of four configurations — with the largest having room for seven passengers. Trending Videos RELATED See More Videos Looking Ahead: 7 electric vehicles we’re looking forward to in 2021 Say Watt: This massive EV never needs to plug inOn China’s NEDC testing cycle, the new ID.6 claims a battery range of up to 270 (434 km) or 365 miles (587 km), depending on equipment. The ID.6 is claimed to be able to go from zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, and the EV will have a top speed of 160 km/h.The ID.6 will be the largest model in the ID family, with a total length of 192 inches. Drivers will be able to use a 12-inch touchscreen with a “Hello ID” voice-control system. Chinese market customers will also have access to local connectivity services there, including updates on air quality.VW ID6 Shanghai auto showcenter_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Volkswagen 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 According to Car and Driver, the U.S. market could get a vehicle similar to the ID.6, but it wouldn’t incorporate the Chinese-market-specific features. We reached out to VW Canada, who confirmed “[the ID.6] was designed specifically for, and will only be available in, the Chinese market.” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSVolkswagenSUVCUV / CrossoverElectricFlexShanghaiElectric VehiclesFamily VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewShanghai Auto Showcrossover SUVFlexID6Shanghai auto showlast_img read more

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