FIFA World Cup 2018: TV wins industry awards for excellent coverage

first_imgFootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – September 15, 2018 FIFA’s TV Services division has won two prestigious industry awards for the outstanding production of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The TV Services, from the World governing body for football, has bagged the Outstanding Live Achievement Award and the newly-introduced Outstanding Technical Achievement, Imaging award.The awards are a testimony to the exceptional production and broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. TAGS2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaFIFAFIFA TV ServicesFIFA World Cup 2018 SHARE Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Copa America 2021 Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Cricket Football Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoAs well as coming top in the “Outstanding Live Achievement” category for its 37-camera live UHD broadcast of all 64 matches, FIFA TV also claimed the inaugural award for “Outstanding Technical Achievement, Imaging”, introduced at this year’s SVG Sport Production Awards, FIFA has stated on its official website.“These two awards round off an exceptional FIFA World Cup that was notable for the outstanding quality of the live broadcast. We are particularly delighted to win the new Outstanding Technical Achievement award for imaging for our innovative multi-layer production concept, which allowed us to deliver multiple formats through a single production process and enhanced video quality on every TV set around the world,” explained Florin Mitu, FIFA’s Head of Broadcast Production, who attended the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.Also Read: Social media leading platform for FIFA World Cup 2018 piracy: Report“We’re very proud to receive these awards, which reflect the hard work and dedication of the whole team during months and years of preparation. They are a recognition of our commitment to enhancing the experience of football fans everywhere and telling the story of world football’s greatest spectacle at the very highest standard broadcast technology allows,” said Josh Smith, FIFA’s Director of TV Services.Also Read: Qatar sabotaged rival bids for FIFA World Cup 2022 with ‘black operations’ Football Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Football FIFA World Cup 2018: TV wins industry awards for excellent coverage Previous articleUEFA to mark esports debut with 2020 European ChampionshipsNext articleTokyo 2020: Olympics of Tech Revolutions in the making Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start last_img read more

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Events, displays for all

first_imgLocal NewsEntertainment By admin – May 11, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Events, displays for all Previous articleMOSC celebrating Heroes concertNext articleTalent search competition admin ellen noel logo It’s a spring of art and a summer of fun for art lovers of all ages at The Ellen Noël Art Museum.Museum officials have everything from a round table book discussion to a giant pink bunny display.The museum is free although some classes have a fee.The museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled the following events, programs and exhibits in May.“Modern Frescos: Ali Cavanaugh” is on display through Sunday. The exhibit features the works of Cavanaugh, an internationally represented fine artist. Her paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector and American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times.May 16: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Art Tales for children (ages 3-5). Activities include a book reading followed by a brief art activity.May 17 and 24: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pronto Spanish, an introductory class for individuals age 16 and older. Learn basic vocabulary and conversational Spanish in a relaxed, fun environment with no tests or grades. The cost is $20 for all classes (includes a small text book). Drop-ins are welcome.May 17: 7 p.m., Book Buzz. Activities include a book talk with Random House Representative Liz Sullivan and an open round-table discussion for upcoming book selection. Hear about new releases and interesting art-related books.“Captured by Detail: Camille Engel” is on display through May 20. The exhibit, which showcases a new body of work done in Engel’s realism style, celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols.“Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable: Momoyo Torimitsu” is on display through May 20. The exhibit features two giant, smiling pink bunnies facing off and pitching forward within a confined space. The work initially appears to be quite fun and whimsical, but is it? Known for addressing social issues, Torimitsu cramps the adorable bunnies into tight spaces to communicate her displeasure for what she calls “the cuteness syndrome” propagated by her native country, Japan’s Hello Kitty culture.May 23 and 30: 8 a.m., Yoga at the Museum for members. Begin the day with stretching and meditation.Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Admission is free and open to the public.For more information, call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.In addition, applications are now being accepted for the Teen Artist Residency Program and Summer Art Camps for kids.Teen Artist Residency Program has been scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 4-8.Selected teens, ages 13-17, will work with artist Tina Fuentes in an intensive week-long painting workshop. Student work will then be displayed at the museum.Students must submit an application in advance. Cost is $90. Scholarships are available.Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12, have been scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to noon on the following dates.June 11-15: Ceramics/Art & Imagination, $100.June 18-22: Art to Wear/Art Journey, $90.July 9-13: Zoology/3D Design, $90.July 16-20: Art for Public Places/Painting, $90A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Class size is limited and classes fill up quickly. Advance registration is required. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Tides Have Changed’ For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News ‘Tides Have Changed’ For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Comptroller Joseph Otting to Step Down Next: CFPB Assisting Loss-Mitigation Efforts A report by Bloomberg said while the government took control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the last downturn, the GSEs are “now at the heart” of the government’s effort to assist homeowners, lenders, and servicers during COVID-19. Anthony Sanders, a finance professor at George Mason University, told Bloomberg, “the private market can’t save us.”“The tides have changed dramatically. Now we realize without Fannie and Freddie, we’d be in a world of hurt, because who else is going to buy these mortgages?” Sanders said. Bloomberg added that government control of the GSEs allowed Congress a tool to provide economic relief quickly, mostly through forbearance plans where borrowers can delay or make reduced payments. Black Knight reported that delinquent mortgages rose by 1.6 million in April—the largest monthly gain ever recorded. The national delinquency rate nearly doubled to 6.45% from March—the largest single-month increase ever recorded—and nearly three times the previous record for a single month from back in late 2008.               “The fact that 70% of the market is federally backed has made this experience far less gruesome than it could have been,” said Julia Gordon, President of the National Community Stabilization Trust to Bloomberg. “As imperfect as it is, we’re still in a better place than we were in 2007.”The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced foreclosure and evictions supported by the GSE will be extended to June 30. Deadlines for all foreclosure and eviction moratoriums were set to expire on May 17. “During this national health emergency, no one should be forced from their home,” said FHFA Director Dr. Mark A. Calabria. “Extending the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums protects homeowners and renters with an Enterprise-backed mortgage and provides certainty for families.”This announcement came shortly after the FHFA announced new payment deferral options for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Borrowers now have the ability to repay their missed payments at the time the home is sold, refinanced, or at maturity. Servicers will begin offering deferral payment options beginning July 1, 2020, according to the FHFA.  Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Forbearance Freddie Mac housing market 2020 Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae FHFA Forbearance Freddie Mac housing market 2020 2020-05-22 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Tides Have Changed’ For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily May 22, 2020 3,806 Views Subscribelast_img read more

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£500 worth of damage done to Melmount Centre in Strabane

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest News Twitter By News Highland – November 14, 2012 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Police in Strabane are appealing for information following the report of a burglary in the Melmount Road area in the early hours of Monday 12th November.It was reported shortly after midnight that premises in the Melmount Centre had been entered by unknown persons. A security light was smashed and considerable damage was caused to a window to gain entry. A quantity of ice was taken from a freezer and an estimated £500 damage caused.Police would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information about this incident to contact them in Strabane on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. Google+center_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleApprentice Boys Hall attacked by vandals in DerryNext articleSenator Harte calls for clarity on Medical Cards debacle News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook £500 worth of damage done to Melmount Centre in Strabane Facebook Twitter Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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State Has To Compensate Unforeseen Death Or Injury In Govt Hospital Even If There Is No Medical Negligence : Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesState Has To Compensate Unforeseen Death Or Injury In Govt Hospital Even If There Is No Medical Negligence : Madras High Court Radhika Roy26 Feb 2021 8:31 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has directed the State of Tamil Nadu to provide a compensation of Rs. 5 lacs to a Dalit Petitioner whose daughter had died as a result of complications that arose after administration of anesthesia in a government hospital A single bench of Justice GR Swaminathan heard the matter and held that, even though there was no medical negligence on behalf of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has directed the State of Tamil Nadu to provide a compensation of Rs. 5 lacs to a Dalit Petitioner whose daughter had died as a result of complications that arose after administration of anesthesia in a government hospital A single bench of Justice GR Swaminathan heard the matter and held that, even though there was no medical negligence on behalf of the anesthetist, there exists an obligation on the part of the government to disburse ex-gratia to the affected party if the patient was admitted to a government hospital and suffered an injury or death which is not anticipated to occur in the normal course of events.”When a patient is admitted in a government hospital for treatment and he/she suffers any injury or death which is not anticipated to occur in the normal course of events, even in the absence of medical negligence, the government is obliged to disburse ex-gratia to the affected party”. FACTS OF THE CASE In the instant case, the Petitioner’s daughter, aged 8, was suffering from tonsils and had been admitted at the Government Hospital, Aruppukottai for treatment. She was suggested to undergo surgery, and in that process, was administered anesthesia. Consequently, complications arose and, she was shifted to Rajaji Government Hospital, Madurai wherein she went into coma and eventually passed away. COURT’S OBSERVATIONS The Single-Judge Bench noted that the child had developed complications following the administration of anesthesia and before the surgery could be performed on her, due to which it had been submitted by the Counsel for the Petitioner that there was negligence on behalf of the anesthetist. Stating that medical negligence required factual determination, the Court observed that the drug which had been administered to the child was not an intrinsically dangerous drug, but it could lead to complications for children with mitochondrial diseases. However, it was noted that there was nothing on record to indicate that the deceased child had such a disease which went unnoticed by the doctors. “There are always instances when a drug does not accord with the body of the patient and that leads to unfortunate complications. The case on hand appears to be one such. Therefore, I do not find any ground to hold that the respondent anesthetists have committed any act of medical negligence”. However, even though the Court rejected the allegation of medical negligence, it remarked that the Petitioner belonged to a notified Scheduled Caste community and that the child had been admitted to a government hospital. In this context, the Court held that “when a patient is admitted to a hospital and suffers any injury or death which is not anticipated to occur in the normal course of events, even in the absence of medical negligence, the government is obliged to disburse ex-gratia to the affected party”. The Court registered that the Tamil Nadu has created a corpus fund toward which every Government doctor contributes a certain sum of money, and accordingly directed for the compensation of Rs. 5 lacs to be paid to the Petitioner from this fund within a period of eight weeks from the date of receipt of copy of the instant order. CASE NAME: Tamil Selvi v. State of Tamil Nadu & Ors. CASE NO.: Writ Petition (MD) No. 2721 of 2017 FOR PETITIONER: Mr. R. Karunanidhi FOR RESPONDENTS: Mr. C Ramar for R1 to R7 and R11, Mr. T. Lajapathi Roy for Mr. C. Prithviraj and for R8 to R10.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Dara Calleary named as new Minister for Agriculture

first_img Google+ Dara Calleary named as new Minister for Agriculture Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleCouncils public offices to reopen tomorrowNext articleHugh McFadden on Donegal Team Charity Cycle for Team Livie News Highland Dara Calleary has been named as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Jack Chambers has been named the new government Chief Whip while Sean Fleming has been promoted to Junior Minister in the Department of Finance.It comes as Micheál Martin faced increased scrutiny in the Dáil over his sacking of Barry Cowen last night.Martin defended voting down proposals yesterday afternoon that would have brought Mr Cowen into the Dáil to answer questions on his drink driving offence.The Taoiseach said he wanted Barry Cowen to do so voluntarily and when he refused he was sacked. Pinterest By News Highland – July 15, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Creative Schools initiative to be rolled out in 9 Donegal schools

first_img Twitter Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleGovernment accused of manipulating overcrowding data at LUHNext articleMeenaleck/ Ranafast Road to be reinstated to agreed standard News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The Creative Schools initiative is to be rolled out at 9 schools in Donegal.The programme was launched today by Minister Joe McHugh at an event at Glenswilly National School in Letterkenny.150 schools nationwide are due to participate in the initiative which aims to understand, develop and celebrate the arts, as a core aspect of school life, and to foster children and young people’s creativity and participation in the arts as an integral part of their education in Ireland.Participating schools in Donegal include:Coláiste Ailigh, Cnoc Na Móna, Letterkenny, Co DonegalGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Leabgarrow, Arranmore Island, Co DonegalGlenmaquin NS, Glenmaquin, Letterkenny, Co DonegalGlenswilly National School, Glenswilly, New Mills, Letterkenny, Co DonegalScoil Athphoirt, Aphort, Arranmore Island, Co DonegalScoil Treasa Naofa, Drumcarbit, Malin, Co DonegalSt Baithin’s National School, St Johnston, Lifford, Co DonegalSt Patrick’s Girls National School, Convent Road, Carndonagh, Co DonegalSt Safan’s NS, Drumdoit, Castlefinn, Co Donegalcenter_img Creative Schools initiative to be rolled out in 9 Donegal schools WhatsApp By News Highland – December 10, 2018 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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HMS Queen Elizabeth returns from rotary wing trials

first_img Share this article HMS Queen Elizabeth wraps up rotary wing trials Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Queen Elizabeth wraps up rotary wing trials View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth on February 27, wrapping up her first of class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic.A team of 56 aircrew, analysts and engineers from the Air Test and Evaluation Centre (ATEC) at MOD Boscombe Down have been onboard the aircraft carrier for the past month with two Merlin Mk2 and two Chinook Mk 5 test aircraft.A thousand deck landings have been carried out in a range of sea and weather conditions, with the specially equipped helicopters gathering data to identify the operating limits of the aircraft from the carrier at sea. Both airframe types have flown an average of ten hours a day.The data will be processed over the coming months and will eventually provide the Ship Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL) information for a range of helicopters including Merlin Mk2, 3 and 4, Chinook, the Apache attack helicopter and Wildcat. The aim is to achieve the widest SHOL envelope possible, so the ship is not constrained in its ability to manoeuvre.Neil Thomas, QinetiQ’s Programme Technical Manager onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth, says the trials have been very successful.“It’s gone extremely well, even through we had a very compressed timescale,” he said. “We achieved 450 deck landings on Chinook and 540 on Merlin, which is pretty good going. This is definitely a once only career opportunity for us. It’s been an enormous challenge but well worth it for what we have achieved for the Royal Navy”.HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed to the Atlantic, where most of the trials flying took place. This is because of the greater range of weather conditions available there. The trials analysts will look at things like the deck motion, wind monitors on both the ship and the aircraft and analyse the points at which the aircraft reached their limits.Reaching that stage can be dangerous, as Royal Navy test pilot and Detachment Commander for the trials team, Commander Matt Grindon explains:“We’ve been learning about the wind patterns on deck, this is a new design of ship and the way wind moves across the deck and affects flying is something that we’ve focused on in these trials.“Whilst turbulence is normal, one of my pilots has described it as the ‘Hand of God’ grabbing you and pushing you down onto the ship, which obviously requires a big power demand to stop the aircraft descending, so that’s given us some interesting insight. Nonetheless we have been able to clear a much wider envelope than we expected. We’ve been challenged, but that’s exactly what these trials are for. “.Speaking as the ship sailed into Portsmouth, HMS Queen Elizabeth’s commanding officer, Captain Jerry Kyd said:“I am delighted with the rapid progress the ship is making toward becoming an operational aircraft carrier. The success of the rotary wing flying trials in the Atlantic with Merlin and Chinook is another important milestone on that journey. We are rapidly approaching our deployment to the United States in the summer when we will see the first F-35B Lightning aircraft land on Queen Elizabeth’s deck.“ February 28, 2018 View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabethlast_img read more

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News story: Government launches low carbon fuels consultation

first_imgThe Department for Transport has launched a consultation today (20 July 2018) on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel – which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol – to the UK market.This would help reduce carbon emissions from petrol vehicles, helping the UK meet its climate change targets.Transport Minister Jesse Norman said: Decarbonising petrol is increasingly important as the government moves towards the zero emissions future set out in the Road to Zero strategy earlier this month.The 8 week consultation closes on Sunday 16 September 2018. This government is ambitiously seeking to reduce the UK’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and cut carbon emissions from transport. But drivers of older vehicles should not be hit hard in the pocket as a result. We have launched this consultation in order to understand the impact of E10 on the UK market better, and to ensure that drivers are protected if any changes come into effect. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Roads media enquiries Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 The changes to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) announced earlier this year require transport fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable fuel supplied across the UK up to 2032.To meet these new targets, fuel suppliers could choose to increase the percentage of bioethanol in petrol beyond the current 5% (E5) up to a limit of 10% (E10).Filling up with E10 fuel reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of a petrol vehicle by around 2%. However, according to industry figures, there could be around one million cars within the UK that are unsuitable for use with E10.The consultation also includes proposals on introducing new fuel labels at filling stations and on new vehicles to help motorists select the right the fuel.The government consultation will seek views on: whether and how to introduce E10 petrol in the UK the reintroduction of an E5 protection grade to ensure standard petrol remains available at an affordable price the introduction of new fuel labelling at petrol pumps and on new cars Switchboard 0300 330 3000last_img read more

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Dave Jordan & The NIA Deliver On The Promise Of ‘No Losers Tonight’

first_imgDave Jordan & the NIA‘s new release, No Losers Tonight, is chock full of unpretentious songs that don’t try and be anything but honest. There are some tracks that will get toes tapping and boots scooting, as well as a few heartfelt ballads that truly hit home. Choruses that were born to be sung along with thanks to clean, clear production and an undeniably exuberant feeling. Other tunes that were meant to reflect the more introspective moments in life resonate just as powerfully. It’s obvious to anyone listening that this is not a band using their skills for crass commercialism…they simply want to make music that moves the heart and body.Songs like disc opener “Southern Girl” and the title track “No Losers Tonight” are perfect examples of the straight ahead sound this outfit can lay down when they so choose. Rocking guitars, crisp drums and a driving lyrical presence out front, loud and proud. An undercurrent of smoldering organs and rhythm guitar licks open up “Smoke” and give Jordan a chance to focus his energy on the task at hand, telling tales of the difficulty of life and love. With his name out front, this is clearly Jordan’s showcase and though he freely shares the foreground with his backing band he holds court with unshakable confidence that is musically refreshing.There are a few numbers, like “Come A Little Closer” that bring the tempo down to an intimate whisper between two lovers entwined in a dance. The song benefits greatly form the strains of the band’s New Orleans roots showing in the strains of accordian and ragtime jazz time signatures. “Pontchartrain” takes things even lower and slower…showing some impressive blues guitar licks as it meanders along like the waves on the lake the song is named after.  It is impressive to see a band feel comfortable enough to take the idea of a ten minute song into their collective hearts and make it so listeners feel sad when it ends. Utilizing folkier instruments for the more introspective pieces creates a rapport with listeners that benefits immensely from the rockier early tunes by simple contrast.The album’s closing tracks take a turn for the melancholy with “Baby I’m Gone” and especially “Dreams So Real” show Jordan at a seeming musical impasse, not sure which direction to take at a crossroads. The blues vibe on “Dreams” is powerful, almost oppressive…as if it was the very clouds during a storm. a clever use of piano bursts against lush bowed notes adds texture to the storm.  As they show on No Losers Tonight, Dave Jordan and his band are capable of doing many thing well. It will be interesting to watch this band and see which of their many muses the chose to follow.last_img read more

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