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Politicians slam HMRC and FCA for HSBC tax evasion failure

first_img Share Senior MPs criticised the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Revenue and Customs (HMRC) yesterday, after it was revealed the FCA was unaware of the wrongdoing at HSBC, and that HMRC had failed to pass on its concerns to the City watchdog.The chairman of the FCA, Martin Wheatley, made a pre-arranged appearance in front of the Treasury select committee.  Labour MP John Mann said: “HSBC has been investigated by authorities across the world, but you, as the conduct authority, in this country have not even been informed about what HMRC have been investigating for five years.  He asked Wheatley: “How can you possibly be working with the bank from 2013 when you don’t have full knowledge of what they’ve been doing, and another part of the government does know, but isn’t informing you?” The business secretary Vince Cable wrote to Douglas Flint,  chair of HSBC, about “historic practices within HSBC designed to enable customers, including UK clients, to avoid paying tax”.  He also raised the situation of Sue Shelley, who had been head of compliance for HSBC in Luxembourg, but alleges she lost her job after raising concerns internally. Cable said  in his letter that “these allegations would appear to raise questions about the extent to which the bank’s internal culture has been comprehensively reformed on this crucial point.  Meanwhile Labour ramped up pressure on the government, saying that they failed to act on HSBC in 2010.  Politicians slam HMRC and FCA for HSBC tax evasion failure whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldInvestbaeRemember Ronda Rousey? Grab A Tissue Before You See Her NowInvestbaeLife IndigoGwen Stefani, 51, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLife IndigoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinitionNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyLovesobserverRemember Pauley Perrette? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowLovesobservercenter_img Tuesday 10 February 2015 9:09 pm Express KCS whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: Company FCA HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HSBC Holdingslast_img read more


How red tide is impacting estuaries & beach conditions in SWFL

first_imgSANIBEL, Fla. — A red tide bloom is plaguing coastlines from Captiva to South Marco Beach, and the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation released a report about the state of Southwest Florida shorelines. The SCCF Caloosahatchee and Estuary conditions report uses data that was collected from Jan. 5 to 11.Flows to the Caloosahatchee estuary have been within the optimum levels for the past 11 days, according to the report. However, a red tide bloom continues to cause multiple fisk kill events, kill and injure other wildlife, and cause respiratory issues for people.Since Jan. 5, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish Kill Hotline received four reports in Lee County related to red tide. AdvertisementNumerous species of fish and other animals have been found dead. SCCF workers reported seeing dead urchins, scallops, spider crabs, shame face/box crabs, blue crabs, swimming crabs, sponges, soft corals, mussels, and eels on Sanibel east end beaches.Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida posted a photo of a pelican that has made improvements in its recovery from an illness related to red tide. AdvertisementTags: J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refugered tideSanibel Captiva Conservation Commission In the past week, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel has admitted six new patients suffering from red tide toxicosis. The new patients include one laughing gull, two brown pelicans — that have died — one white ibis, one double-crested cormorant, and one anhinga. 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 RELATEDTOPICS Birds suffering from neurological problems due to Red Tide May 26, 2021 Red tide bloom found on South Seas Plantation Beach on Captiva Island June 7, 2021center_img Red tide loses intensity as it lingers off SWFL’s coast June 1, 2021 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Reserve reported a significant fish kill and one dead American white pelican.Recent satellite images from the University of South Florida and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that patches of blooms extend about 35 to 40 miles offshore of Lee, Collier and Monroe Counties.In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis, the organism that causes red tide, was observed at background to very low concentrations in Charlotte County, background to high concentrations in Lee County, and medium to high concentrations in Collier County.Although red tide is still an issue, clarity and salinity levels have improved in the waters around Sanibel and Cape Coral. That’s good news for seagrass and animals that rely on the estuary for food and shelter. On Jan. 12, samples from the Lee County Environmental Lab reported no cyanobacteria in the Caloosahatchee estuary. That means there are no detectable levels of blue-green algae. Advertisement 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 Snook, redfish & spotted seatrout regulations changing June 1 June 2, 2021last_img read more


What you can do to help local waterbirds this nesting season

first_imgAdvertisementTags: birdsFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionnesting season Manatees dying at an alarming rate in Florida June 9, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. — As nesting season for many waterbird species in Florida begins, its an important time for people to learn how they can help populations flourish.Many shorebird and seabird species, such as the least tern, nest directly on beaches across the state where their eggs and chicks are well camouflaged in the sand, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Colonies of wading birds, such as herons, will typically nest on mangrove islands off the coast.Waterbirds need space during nesting season, according to biologists. When these birds are disturbed and forced to leave their nests, their eggs and chicks are left vulnerable to heat and predators.“Small actions can make a big difference for wildlife,” FWC Florida Shorebird Alliance Coordinator, Shea Armstrong, said. “By taking a few steps to limit disturbance to nesting waterbirds, we can help ensure they have a successful nesting season and that they will be around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.” Snook, redfish & spotted seatrout regulations changing June 1 June 2, 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 AdvertisementHere are five ways you can limit disturbance and make a difference for nesting waterbirds:Keep your distance from birds on the beach or on the water. If birds get agitated or leave their nests, you are too close. As a general rule, it is best to stay at least 300 feet from a nest and to avoid walking through flocks of birds whenever possible. Birds flushing, calling out loudly and dive-bombing are signals for you to back up.Respect posted areas, including Critical Wildlife Areas, which are established to protect congregations of one or more species of wildlife from human disturbance during critical life activities including nesting, feeding, or migration. Avoid entering any area marked with signs for nesting birds and use designated walkways when possible.Keep the beach clean and do not feed wildlife. Food scraps attract predators, such as raccoons and crows, that can prey on shorebird eggs and chicks. Litter on beaches can entangle birds and other wildlife.It is best to not take pets to the beach but, if you do, keep them leashed and avoid shorebird and seabird nesting areas. Always take your pet to pet-friendly beaches and be respectful of the rules.Know what to do if you hook a bird while fishing. Remember, don’t cut the line: reel, remove, release. Visit MyFWC.com/Unhook to watch an educational video that shows step by step how to safely unhook a bird.CLICK HERE to learn more about how to participate in shorebird and seabird conservation efforts.center_img RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Nearly 100 sea turtle nests discovered on Sanibel & Captiva shores May 23, 2021 Longest red snapper season set to open in Florida this week June 2, 2021 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 commentslast_img read more


Laois entrepreneurs and start-ups encouraged to plan for short and long-term success

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Orla Dunne – 22nd February 2020 Pinterest Twitter “They are rooted in the Laois business community, as well as being uniquely plugged in to a local, national and international network of fellow, highly qualified legal experts. No start-up challenge is too big or too small for your local solicitor.”Solicitors can also advise across all other areas of the business, including tax, employment, GDPR and more. “It’s also worth remembering that your local solicitor’s firm was once a start-up business itself,” Teri Kelly added.In 2019 the Law Society of Ireland launched a strategic plan to support and develop the more than 2,000 firms in Ireland that have five or fewer solicitors.SEE ALSO – Fundraiser launched for Laois mother as she awaits heart transplant WhatsApp The right advice at an early stage can be the difference between success and failure.The Law Society of Ireland is encouraging entrepreneurs and start-ups across Laois to make sure they get the right advice from the beginning to help plan for short and long term success.“The decisions made at the very start of the life of a business can impact every aspect of its future. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting the right advice at an early stage,” said Teri Kelly, Law Society of Ireland Director of Representation and Member Services.Ms Kelly says that one of the most important decisions to make when starting a business is which type of legal structure to use.“Different structures suit different types of businesses. A small business can choose to be structured as a sole trader, for example. This is an uncomplicated structure where the liability of the business is attached to one person.“Some of the benefits of this structure include less paperwork and less regulatory compliance to deal with. However, the trade-off is an increased personal liability for claims or debts.”“To get this and all the other critical elements right, we always recommend seeking the expert advice of your local solicitor.“It’s important to remember that the small law firm or sole practitioner down the street from you in Portlaoise or Abbeyleix is a small business owner as well as a legal expert. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home News Business Laois entrepreneurs and start-ups encouraged to plan for short and long-term success NewsBusiness Electric Picnic center_img Laois entrepreneurs and start-ups encouraged to plan for short and long-term success Previous articleRemember the Game: Camross and Clough-Ballacolla do battle in football league final in 2001Next articleKim and Kanye, Jeremiah Grant and Aldi’s middle aisle – It’s all in our Tweets of the Week Orla Dunne Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter TAGSLaw Society of Ireland Electric Picnic Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more


Another Step towards Nuclear State

first_img Another Step towards Nuclear State There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE AvatarYang Jung A Facebook Twitter News By Yang Jung A – 2009.04.27 5:54pm center_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News North Korea’s statement on the resumption of nuclear fuel rod reprocessing has naturally caused consternation. Leader of the Liberty Forward Party Lee Hoi Chang commented Monday, “While the North watches the reaction of international society, this is a step towards becoming a nuclear state.”Governor Lee suggested at a party executive meeting in the National Assembly, “There should have been strong U.N. Security Council sanctions immediately after the North’s missile launch. They say that the U.N. Security Council has expressed its denouncement in the President’s Statement, but now, it has been shown clearly that the President’s Statement was futile.”He said, “Mere words and resolutions cannot bring North Korean denuclearization into effect. Along with actions and sanctions, we have to enlighten North Korea to the fact that nuclear development will be a threat to the system itself.” “To do so, above all, the Lee Myung Bak administration’s strong will for denuclearization is necessary,” he asserted. He added, “The Lee administration should hold to strong principles and demands regarding the issues of the North reprocessing fuel rods, the South Korean employee detention case and the Kaesong Industrial Complex contract issues, and accomplish our aims. If the administration does not act practically, it cannot gain trust from the people.”A spokeswoman for the Liberty Forward Party Park Sung Young also pointed out, “North Korea utters empty threats, saying that it will bring the denuclearization process of the Six Party Talks to naught. It is merely to declare that North Korean regime is an obstinate regime. We have to show our determination to such an injudicious and obstinate regime.” Spokeswoman Park emphasized, “We have to terminate this process of trial and error, to lull and appease the North which has been playing with nuclear weapons. We have to use international cooperation to make sure that North Korea cannot speak a single word on the nuclear issue again.” News last_img read more


Clock ticking for CEOs to grow profits again

first_imgOver the long term, stock prices tend to track the path of corporate profits. And stock prices sometimes rise much faster than profits, particularly when interest rates are low, as they are now. But stocks surged to records in 2020 even as profits plunged due to the pandemic.Investors will likely give CEOs another pass if they do turn in a fourth-straight quarter of profit declines over the next few weeks. That’s because Wall Street is focusing instead on the huge turnaround it sees beginning.After getting blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the economy will hopefully right itself this year as more stimulus flows from Washington and as coronavirus vaccinations return daily life closer to normal. Analysts forecast S&P 500 earnings will grow in the first three months of 2021 by roughly 17%, before accelerating to 46% growth in the spring. For the full year, analysts expect profits for S&P 500 companies to jump 22.5%.Companies better meet those lofty predictions. Otherwise, the U.S. stock market will look even more expensive than it does now. Critics are already calling it a bubble that may be on a similar scale as the dot-com boom or the financial orgy that preceded the Great Depression.By several measures stocks are now valued at their most expensive since the dot-com bubble popped in 2000.Some of the bubble talk could cool if things pull closer to normal, with earnings rising more than stock prices in 2021. That would temper some of the extreme valuations. And that’s exactly what much of Wall Street is forecasting for this year, with the S&P 500 likely rising much less than earnings.That’s why, when CEOs report their companies’ results in upcoming weeks, investors will likely pay more attention to the forecasts they give for 2021 than the actual results.Some CEOs have already made comments that bolster enthusiasm for a coming recovery.While reporting the biggest annual loss in its history, Delta Air Lines said it expects to bring in as much cash as it spends by the spring. That’s a huge turnaround for a company that was burning through $12 million a day during the last three months of 2020 and $100 million daily at the end of March.The airline said it expects conditions to remain rocky early in the year, but it’s looking for business to pick up as Covid-19 vaccinations become widespread, offices reopen and travellers start to feel more confident.The crystal ball is also brightening at several big banks, who are no longer squirreling away as much money to cover loans that a long downturn could force to go bad. Bank of America said Tuesday that it’s freeing up $828 million, for example. Last week, JPMorgan Chase released $2.9 billion. Stan ChoeAssociated Press Are better days ahead for corporate profits? They’d better be.CEOs across America have begun telling shareholders how much profit their companies made during the last three months of 2020, just as the worsening pandemic sent death rates soaring. The general expectation is for nothing heroic. Earnings for the big companies in the S&P 500 likely fell 7% from a year earlier, according to FactSet. looking for money iStock.com / Sorbetto Keywords Earnings,  Coronavirus Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CERB payments went to workers hit hard by lockdowns: StatsCanlast_img read more


REP to Complete UERP this Financial Year

first_imgRelatedREP to Complete UERP this Financial Year RelatedREP to Complete UERP this Financial Year RelatedREP to Complete UERP this Financial Year Advertisementscenter_img REP to Complete UERP this Financial Year UncategorizedJune 8, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During this financial year, the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) will, among other things, seek to complete the Urban Electrification Regularization Programme (UERP); construct 87 kilometres of distribution lines, and wire 720 houses under Revolving Fund ‘P’.As outlined in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on June 6 by Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Phillip Paulwell, the proposed targets for the REP also include the wiring of 1,000 houses under Revolving Fund ‘R’; the pursuance of private projects and the securing of funds under the Bandes Agreement for a US$9.4 million project.“The revised estimate for financial year 2006/07 was $86.366 million. The budget for the 2007/08 financial year is $70 million. However, a loan of US$9.4 million is being pursued. Should this loan materialize, the REP would have adequate funds,” the document states.For the last financial year, the REP completed 40 per cent of construction at Bourkesfield under its private projects portfolio, and for the Office of National Reconstruction (ONR), completed construction and certification at Portland Cottage, Brighton, and Rocky Point.Meanwhile, under its National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) projects, a contract was awarded for Vaughnsfield, while Belle Air was 40 per cent completed. The REP also completed and certified 334 houses under the UERP.Incorporated in 1975, the mandate of the REP is to contribute to the economic growth and development of the country by providing affordable access to electricity islandwide and regularizing urban electrification.Specifically, the REP constructs electrical distribution pole lines in non-electrified areas and provides house wiring assistance through affordable loan programmes to householders, who are given access to electricity service from newly erected electricity lines.Additionally, the REP offers house-wiring assistance to needy householders in already electrified areas through a Revolving Fund Programme. In 2003, its mandate was broadened to incorporate the UERP, in an effort to minimize unauthorized connections and reduce the risk of fires and injuries to persons and property.last_img read more


Jamaica to Participate in Health Sector Human Resource Planning Project

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica to Participate in Health Sector Human Resource Planning Project RelatedJamaica to Participate in Health Sector Human Resource Planning Project RelatedJamaica to Participate in Health Sector Human Resource Planning Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica is among four countries participating in a pilot project, which seeks to build equitable and sustainable health systems through innovative, needs-based approaches for health human resources planning.Dubbed the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Project, the initiative is expected to transform human resource planning in the health sector by addressing critical issues in the context of population health needs in Canada, Brazil, and Peru. This is in addition to demographic, gender and equity, political, social, economic, technological, and geographical factors.The project is being funded through a Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Dalhousie University agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to build capacity in the Americas through partnerships with Canadian experts.Director of Human Resource Management and Corporate Services, in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Gail Hudson said that the project presents an opportunity for Jamaica to develop a model to link the impact of policy options on addressing gaps between requirements for, and supply of healthcare providers. “It consists of education and training, stock of providers, works and productivity and health needs,” she explained.The Director made these remarks at a two day ‘Needs Based Planning Stakeholders’ workshop held recently at the Environment headquarters of the Ministry on Trevennion Road in Kingston. The workshop is first of three that forms part of the activities for the project.Commenting further on the project, the Director said that there are several benefits to be derived such as building capacity among Jamaican policymakers and researchers in the area of needs-based in health human resource (HHR) planning, and international development. She also argued that the success of the project would put Jamaica on the map in terms of innovation in HHR planning. “We could be leaders in building capacity in the Caribbean region,” she posited.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Grace Allen-Young said that all the other Ministry studies pertaining to human resource management would be pulled together in the HRH Project.“Every now and then we hear reference to various studies that have been done in the past and what we are really trying to do is to bring these studies into life. Some years ago there was the KPMG study to look at human resource Management.a recent assessment was done by Horace Williams, so it would be fallacious for anybody to say that nothing has been done to look at human resource management,” she pointed out.Dr. Allen-Young also pointed out that some of the issues confronting the Ministry had to do with the fact that health is a labour intensive service.“The Ministry has evolved over many decades and has a significant impact on the outcomes of people’s lives. There are the traditional approaches and there are the newer approaches and I am requesting that we approach the exercise with the spirit of creativity and with an open mind, so that we can look at what is needed not just in share numbers but in terms of the activities that are required,” she urged participants at the workshop.The South-East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) was selected to pilot the programme as it is the largest RHA among the four bodies. It covers the parishes of St. Catherine, St. Andrew, and St. Thomas.The initial six phases of the project, which include setting planning parameters; identifying needs indicators; acquiring HRH planning data; populating and refining the simulation model; testing policy scenarios; and transferring knowledge in the creation of HRH plan, are expected to conclude in 2009.Thereafter the model will be implemented over a specific period before being rolled out across the PAHO region.The Ministry of Health and Environment employs approximately 11,600 staff inclusive of health professionals, non-health professionals, and support staff. Jamaica to Participate in Health Sector Human Resource Planning Project UncategorizedJanuary 13, 2008last_img read more


Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon is a hauler that can haul

first_img Should you buy it? With all-wheel drive, AMG’s nine-speed automatic transmission and zero-to-60-mph times of 3.4 seconds, the AMG E63 wagon is as fast as a Porsche 911 or Chevrolet Corvette Z06, yet can carry kids and their gear. For families with the means, we would highly recommend one. RELATED TAGSE-ClassMercedes-BenzStation WagonFamily / Mid-sizePerformanceGenevaFamily VehiclesGeneva Motor ShowNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesAutomotive ReviewsCanadaCars and Car DesignChevrolet CorvetteCulture and LifestylePorsche 911Sports CarsWagons What is it? If your mom needs an 11-second quarter-mile station wagon, you should bow before her, because she would be the epitome of awesomeness. While no one needs this car, per se, the fact is Mercedes has a loyal following for superhero wagons and continues to feed that fan base with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon.Why does it matter? The AMG wagon represents the ultimate sleeper, the pinnacle of understated performance. Not many will know this car breathes with a 603-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 (versus the outgoing 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8) rated at 627 lb.-ft. of torque. Those who recognize the quad rectangular pipes and big front intakes will salute you. Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagonDerek McNaughton, Driving When will Canada get it? The AMG E63 sedan is scheduled for this summer, so the hot wagon could potentially arrive by fall, though it has not been confirmed. advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more


2020 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show at Stampede Park

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Calgary’s 40th annual International Auto and Truck show is set to take over the BMO Centre at Stampede Park from March 11 to 15.  The AIM Team Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Lorraine Explains: Are modern car shows irrelevant? “It’s always interesting to see where we’ve come from,” Gillespie adds, “and there will be some really nice vintage metal on display.” At the opposite end of vintage vehicles is a new attraction called the Electric Vehicle Test Drive Experience.“We’ve got nine electric vehicles from eight manufacturers,” says Gillespie. “(The test drives) are free for our show goers, and there’s a link to pre-register for the event on our website (www.autoshowcalgary.com), or you can register at the show.”The electric vehicle test event is hosted by Plug’n Drive, a Canadian non-profit organization that is, according to its website, “committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits.“Since 2011, Plug‘n Drive has established itself as a leader in the electric vehicle industry, a trusted and unbiased source of information on electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector.”Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A new feature at the 2019 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show was an electric and hybrid vehicle display. At the 2020 Auto Show — set to run at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park from March 11 to 15 — the electric vehicle display will be even larger, and there’s a new Electric Vehicle Test Drive Experience. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos The AIM Team ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement The AIM Teamcenter_img 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? 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Family of four pass is $40, weekday or weekend. Seniors day is Wed., and tickets are $7.50. Universal Lincoln Ladies Night is Thurs., all women enter for $7.50. Check www.autoshowcalgary.com for more information. Calgary’s 40th edition of the International Auto and Truck Show will neatly bookend the history of the industry with the display of a 1922 Ford Model T racer at one end and an electric vehicle ride-and-drive event at the other. From March 11 to 15, the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show fills all 250,000 square feet of the BMO Centre’s five halls at Stampede Park. New this year for the auto show is a display called Car Collector Haven.“There will be at least 11 special interest cars in a row,” says Jim Gillespie, executive manager of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association. “I’ve tapped some of our dealers to bring the cars, and many of them have some incredibly cool vehicles to share.”Along with the Model T racer, examples of other vehicles include a 1937 Cadillac, 1955 Thunderbird and a 1963 Volkswagen 21-window bus. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” At the BMO Centre, the Electric Vehicle Test Drive Experience will be located at the south entrance near the Corral. Cars available to take on an accompanied test drive include two Chevrolet Bolts, a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT, Hyundai Kona EV, Nissan Leaf, Volvo XC60T8 Polestar, Volkswagen e-Golf, Toyota Prius Prime and a Jaguar I-Pace. Spark EV will provide two dual charging stations for the vehicles, and the ride and drive route will give participants at least 15 to 20 minutes behind the wheel of a car – but there will not be any freeway time.“There’s a great deal of interest in electric vehicles in Alberta generally, and Calgary specifically,” Gillespie attests. “And while there’s a federal rebate available for the purchase of an EV, the lack of a provincial rebate does hinder the uptake of EVs in Alberta.”Inside the show, an expanded electric vehicle and hybrid display will complement the EV ride and drive event. Last year, the ‘green lane’ boasted 7,500 square feet of floor space. This year, that’s ballooned to 8,880 square feet.“The EVs out on the ride and drive will have magnetic signs on them indicating they’re from the auto show,” Gillespie says. “And if one of the EVs on display in the show is available for the test event, it will also have a magnetic sign on it.”For the first time in the history of the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show an area will be set aside where attendees can relax and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine.“It’s not a full bar,” Gillespie says, “and you won’t be able to walk around the show with the beverage, either, but we just wanted to open things up a little bit and have it available.”Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2This year’s show promises lots of great photo ops — and a brand new section where you can have a beer or glass of wine. To enjoy a beverage and be able to walk around the show, one would need to attend the 21 st annual Vehicles and Violins Gala. During this sneak preview of new cars and trucks on the evening of March 10, patrons enjoy live music performed by members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, taste international cuisine and sip from a selection of fine wines and spirits. Vehicles and Violins tickets are $150 each and are available until end of day on March 9 by calling 403-974-0707. Proceeds from this year’s Vehicles and Violins event will support Discovery House, an organization dedicated to helping women and children escape domestic violence.Approximately 85 per cent of funds raised via the auto show itself are donated back into the community, as the Calgary Motor Dealers Association annually selects a number of local charities to support.Greg Williams is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Have a column tip? Contact him at 403-287-1067 or [email protected] YOU GO last_img read more