Which? response to VW financial settlement in US over emissions scandal

 

“UK Government has simply not done enough to hold VW to account” – Which? response to VW financial settlement in US over emissions scandal

Vickie Sheriff, Which? Director of Campaigns and Communications, said:
“Whilst the US Government has investigated, the UK Government has simply not done enough to hold VW to account for the emissions scandal. UK customers will find it incredible that US consumers are getting compensation and nothing is on the table for the 1.2 million owners affected in this country.
“The Government must now stand up for the interests of UK consumers and ensure that they’re treated fairly.”

The Future of Electricity

Author: Richard Zhang, technology executive, GE’s Power Conversion

We are living in a dynamic global power environment. We all need the same thing—affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. While the power sector is leading the way towards a decarbonized energy system, electricity gains ground in many sectors and will make up about 25 percent of final energy consumption by 2040, as estimated by IEA.

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The all-new Street Triple family

The most explosive, agile and intuitive
performance street motorcycles Triumph has ever made.

  • Three new models to suit every rider and style
    • Introducing the all-new Street Triple S, Street Triple R and Street Triple RS
    • Each with a unique level of power, performance, technology and suspension
    • Each with their own distinctive attitude, from addictive everyday fun to full track weapon

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Okayama University research: Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion

Okayama University Medical Research Updates ?OU-MRU?                 2017.01  Vol.32

Source: Okayama University (JAPAN), Public Relations and Information Strategy

For immediate release:  9 January 2017

Okayama University research: Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion

(Okayama, 9 January) Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer. The GTP hydrolysing enzyme (GTPase), called Dynamin2, facilitates the rapid invasion of cancer into surrounding tissues; inhibiting its activity could limit the progression of bladder cancer.

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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system


?IMO Secretary-General Lim said, “I am concerned that a final decision to extend the EU-ETS to shipping emissions would not only be premature but would seriously impact on the work of IMO to address GHG emissions from international shipping. Inclusion of emissions from ships in the EU-ETS significantly risks undermining efforts on a global level.”

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis.

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Melbourne Connected Living Transport Lab

PTV Group Partners with University of Melbourne

Washington D.C. – January 9, 2017 – The University of Melbourne is collaborating with industry leaders from Australia and around the globe, including PTV Group, to integrate data from VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria, the city of Melbourne and the city of Yarra, with traffic updates to deliver insights into traffic planning, pedestrian flows, public transport efficiency and freight movements. PTV Group technologies PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Optima real-time traffic state prediction will be deployed within this living Transport Lab.

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STRUAN MOORE LOOKING TO MAKE IT 2 WINS OUT 2 IN ALMS

 

MOORE HOPING FOR ANOTHER WIN IN ASIAN LE MANS ROUND 3

– Moore heads into Round 3 after victory in Japan
– First time racing at Buriram
– Right in the Championship fight

Rising British racing star Struan Moore heads to Buriram in Thailand for Round 3 of the Asian Le Mans Series. Struan and his Race Performance Team will be full of confidence after a maiden win under the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan in Round 2, putting them in the hunt for the Championship with 2 Rounds remaining.

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Snow forecast to savage UK – how to prepare your car

 

Britain is braced for one of its coldest Januarys ever with weeks of heavy snow and face-numbing gales starting next week. Despite the weather warning, we’re still all too familiar with the sight of panicked and ill-prepared motorists de-icing their cars with credit cards and bottles of water and stranded in car parks from flat batteries and tyres.

LeasePlan UK – one of the world’s leading vehicle management companies – has drawn up a 7-point winter car maintenance checklist to ensure you’re not one of those people this year.

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