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Halfords boss poached by Tesco: Matt Davies says he’s gutted to leave the firm

first_img Tags: Company Halfords Tesco Wednesday 21 January 2015 8:39 pm Share whatsapp Matt Davies, you can tell, is squirming in his seat at being asked about his new role at Tesco during a call for Halfords’ trading update. “I am genuinely gutted to be leaving Halfords,” Davies explains.“It was absolutely not in my script to be leaving. But when I was approached by Tesco and given the opportunity to run their business in the UK & Ireland and to work with Dave Lewis it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.” The truth is that his departure is a huge blow for the bike-to-car parts retailer. The Manchester-born cycling enthusiast was hired in October 2012 to lead a turnaround of the tired chain after a torrid two years when it had issued nine profit warnings.  Davies was previously chief executive of Pets at Home, doubling the size of the dog food-to-pet grooming empire during his eight years at the helm and paving the way for its recent £1.2bn flotation. More than two years on, Halfords has seen a 70 per cent jump in its share price and an improvement in sales led by a revival in its cycling and car maintenance businesses.  In May 2013, Davies outlined a three-year plan to reach £1bn sales by 2016 but warned that profits would be flat for the next two years as it invested £100m in the business.  The plan, called Getting into Gear, has involved revamping stores with larger cycle areas selling clothing and accessories, investing in staff training, improving customer service and launching a new website. Halfords capitalised on the cycling boom following Britain’s successes in 2012 in the Tour De France and at the Olympics. The group bought Olympic champion Chris Boardman’s eponymous bike business last year and resurrected its Cycle Republic chain last month, five years after the last store closed its doors. Commenting on the progress made so far, Davies said: “I think there is still a lot to do but there is an awful lot we have achieved in the last two and a bit years from how we wanted to train our colleagues, to refreshing our stores and linking pay to capability.” In the third quarter of the year to 9 January, retail sales at stores open for more than a year rose 6.8 per cent, beating analyst forecasts. Car maintenance sales jumped 11 per cent in the Christmas period as Halfords’ fitting service for bulbs, batteries and wiper blades reached record levels, completing 100,000 jobs in a week for the first time. In cycling, children’s bikes were the top sellers, with sales up almost 14 per cent. Overall like-for-like cycle sales rose 7.6 per cent. Halfords is expected to post a full-year pre-tax profit of around £78m with sales close to £1bn. With three months left before he leaves to help turnaround another struggling retailer, Davies said:  “Halfords  has an incredibly powerful team and I am proud to have attracted some great people into the business.  I have every confidence that it will continue to go from strength to strength.” HALFORD’S TURNAROUND ■ Davies set out a 3-year plan to invest £100m and deliver £1bn sales by 2016.■ The plan included revamping 150-plus stores and giving more space to cycling.■ Spending £38m on IT infrastructure, revamping its website and improving its click and  collect offer. ■ Halfords launched a qualification programme called 3-Gears to help train some of its 12,000 staff.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp Halfords boss poached by Tesco: Matt Davies says he’s gutted to leave the firm last_img read more

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Bank of England Super Thursday: Which monetary policy committee member could vote for an interest rate rise?

first_img Show Comments ▼ Bank of England Super Thursday: Which monetary policy committee member could vote for an interest rate rise? Jessica Morris by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBall whatsapp Share Thursday 6 August 2015 2:27 pm Economists, analysts and investors think the minutes of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting due out at midday could show the first minority dissent among the Bank’s policymakers so far this year. But which members of the nine-strong MPC who could be itching to pull the trigger and hike rates?Martin Weale External MPC member Weale was one of the two members who voted for a rate rise between August and September last year, before reversing his call in January due to low inflation. He’s said that a tightening labour market means rate-setters should be ready to hike borrowing costs as early as August.Ian McCaffertyThe other dissenting hawk was external MPC member Ian McCafferty who also reversed his call for a rate rise at the beginning of the year due to falling inflation. But he’s also concerned rising wages and falling unemployment mean the labour market is tightening, strengthening the case to raise borrowing costs.David Miles Typically dovish Miles is unique in the Old Lady’s history in never voting for a rate rise since joining the MPC back in 2009. However, this could change today, as Miles recently told the Treasury Select Committee that “the first rise in interest rates … clearly is coming and is not a bad thing”.Kristin ForbesExernal MPC member Forbes recently signaled momentum for an interest rate rise is building. “The next move in interest rates is going to be up and it’s coming at some point in the not-too-distant future,” she said after official data showed wages grew at the fastest rate in nearly four years in the three months to April. whatsapp Tags: Bank of England UK inflation UK interest rateslast_img read more

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Greek crisis: Syriza party splits in two ahead of snap polls in September

first_imgSunday 6 September 2015 2:57 pm whatsapp Greek crisis: Syriza party splits in two ahead of snap polls in September Share Tags: Greek debt crisiscenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Jessica Morris The ruling Greek Syriza party has split in two ahead of a snap election with hardliners breaking away to form their own independent movement.Local media reports suggest that 25 Syriza rebels will join the new party, called Leiki Anotita (Popular Unity). Former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, a vocal critic of the new bailout deal, will lead the new party. It comes after Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last night having spent just seven months in office. Tsipras gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government, but the effort is widely expected to prove unsuccessful, paving the way for an election for 20 September.Read more: Tsipras resigns and calls snap electionTsipras lost support from the far-left of his party after agreeing to domestically unpopular reforms such as more austerity and a range of other economic policies. But the agreement enabled Greece to receive the first tranche of its €86bn (£62bn) bailout programme yesterday.Slovak finance minister Peter Kažimír slammed Tspiras for the “cynical” timing of his resignation – referencing its closeness to the first release of financial aid – however he belief the Greek government would implement agreed reforms remained more important.”We respect Mr. Tsipras decision, but I can’t help feeling it’s a bit cynical timing to do it immediately after the first disbursement,” Kažimír said in a tweet.”Nevertheless, we have to believe that any Greek govt to come will implement what was agreed. It’s the most important thing.”Read more: Greece’s third bailout deal has been signed – here’s what happens nextBut the European Commission sought to alleviate concerns Tsipras’ resignation could derail the new deal, saying today that the reforms had been approved by a majority of the Greek parliament.”We are not concerned about program implementation,” a spokesperson for the European Commission said.”Reforms have been decided by the Greek government and voted on by the parliament. Regardless of elections, reforms can be implemented.”Analysts had said the biggest risk from the snap polls was their potential impact on the new bailout deal. Further disbursements are dependent on the implementation of unpopular reforms to its health, welfare and pensions systems, as well as taxation. last_img read more

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Laois Ladies minor footballers name captain and panel ahead of championship

first_imgHome GAA Ladies Football Laois Ladies minor footballers name captain and panel ahead of championship GAALadies FootballLaois Senior Ladies Football TeamSport Laois Ladies minor footballers name captain and panel ahead of championship Laois ladies minor football panel: Amy Fitzpatrick (Ballyroan)Leah Kelly (Ballyroan)Sarah mc Mahon (Ballyroan)Sally Amond (Graiguecullen)Caoimhe Fitzpatrick (Graiguecullen)Danielle Forbes (Graiguecullen)Sara Kerfah (Graiguecullen)Jade Nolan (C) (Graiguecullen)Ciara Mc Donald (Killeshin)Lisa Buggy (Park/Ratheniska)Julia Cahill (Portlaoise)Alana Doheny (Portlaoise)Anna Healy (Portlaoise)Leah Loughman (Portlaoise)Rebecca Reddin (Portlaoise)Roisin Dowling (Sarsfields)Alice Walsh (Shanahoe)Emer Brennan (St.Brigids)Aoife Gallagher (St.Brigids)Aine Lacey (St.Brigids)Niamh Phelan (St.Brigids)Lisa Walsh (St.Brigids)Shifra Havill (St.Conleths)Sarah Walsh (St.Conleths)Sinead Farrelly (St.Josephs)Caoimhe Lacey (St.Josephs)Emily Lacey (St.Josephs)Rebecca Balfe (St.Pauls)Niamh Crowley (St.Pauls)Nadine Dempsey (St.Pauls)Ciara Langford (St.Pauls)Lisa Keane (The Heath)Sarah Larkin (Timahoe)Seona Mc Kittrick (Timahoe)Jenny Murphy (Timahoe)Cliodhna Molloy (Timahoe)Aoibheann Brennan (Timahoe)Laois ladies minor captain Jade Nolan from GraiguecullenManagement Team:Tom Mc Kittrick (Timahoe)John Tuohy (Timahoe)Martina Phelan (St. Brigids)Olga Loughman (Portlaoise)Physio:Catherine MansfieldMinor Management- Olga Loughman, John Tuohy, Martina Phelan and Tom McKittrickSEE ALSO – Laois LGFA name their U16 squad for 2019 Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsApp Facebook Laois ladies intermediate footballers are taking a back seat this weekend with a break as the spotlight goes to the Laois minor ladies beginning their championship campaign.Tom McKittrick’s side are out in the first round of the Leinster ‘B’ league against Longford on Sunday, February 17.They take on Longford in Timahoe on Sunday at 2pm.Leading the charge as captain for this year is Graiguecullen Ladies’ player Jade Nolan.Since mid-November 2018 the players have put in a huge effort and are looking forward to our first outing in this year’s championship.The management and players are welcoming all Laois supporters to our first match and to get behind their team.Championship fixtures: 17/02     Home v Longford in Timahoe at 2.00pm16/02     Away to Wexford13/04     Home to Westmeath Previous articleMythical St Patrick’s Day Parade planned for MountrathNext articlePortlaoise RFC U-15s continue winning streak Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 15th February 2019 Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp TAGSLaois ladies minor football team Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening last_img read more

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Global investment in insurtech rising rapidly

first_img Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care International Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mogo to acquire investing app Beatrice Paez Keywords Life insurance industry,  Fintech Estateably expands to Alberta Global investment in insurance technology, or insurtech, is surging as it reached US$1.7 billion in 2016, with the volume and value of deals having almost doubled since 2014, according to new research from Accenture PLC published on Thursday. Almost half of the investments in insurtech have been earmarked for research in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) as the deal volume for these two areas, combined, grew by 79% from 2014 to 2016, Accenture’s report, entitled Rise of Insurtech, finds. That’s because the insurance industry betting increasingly that developments in these fields will enhance its approach to pricing and personalizing products. Insurtech’s rapid growth can partly be attributed to investments pouring in from startups operating outside the traditional industry. According to Accenture’s deal analysis, only 14% of the 450 insurtech deals that took place during this time involved an insurer or its venture arm. Still, the report notes, this is a marked increase from the 3% share of overall insurtech deals in 2014. “We’ve seen a rapid acceleration of investment into and deal activity around intelligent automation and IoT startups over the past 12 months,” says Roy Jubraj, co-author of the report and digital and innovation lead at the firm’s financial services practice in the U.K. and Ireland, in a statement. “These technologies are primed to disrupt the industry in the years to come.” Read: Insurance industry technology lab opens up in Toronto A look at the volume of insurtech deals alone offers a limited view of just how much insurers are advancing in their efforts to fund innovation, the report notes. Although just 17% of the deals made by the world’s 75 leading insurers were in the insurtech space, the remaining investment of 83% was tied to other startups in the field of analytics, data protection and health care that could transform the insurance industry. The Accenture report also examines the trends and challenges facing both established insurers and insurance startups as they seek to broker partnerships with each other. Facing pressure to adapt, most incumbents are embracing the disruptive potential of insurtech, the report notes. For example, 86% of insurers surveyed said they have had to increase the pace at which they pursue innovation to “retain a competitive edge.” Much of the perceived threat among insurers, the report notes, still comes from established companies rather than the startups. Only about 24% say that startups within the insurance industry pose the greatest risk of disruption compared with 37% who point to their existing competitors. As a “data-hungry” business, there’s a strong recognition among insurers that AI and IoT hold the potential of improving customer experience and transforming the way the insurance industry monitors risk. But while collaboration with startups ranks high on insurers’ agenda, in practice, those partnerships have yet to yield as much value as anticipated. That’s because there’s still a tension between the two cultures, the report notes, with incumbent firms more risk-averse than startups. In fact, the report finds, insurers lag behind the retail banking industry in terms of collaboration with digital and technology startups. The Accenture report’s comparative analysis of the activities of 200 insurers and 80 retail banks finds that 17% of insurers have an “in-house venture capital fund” in this space. Retail banks, in contrast, roughly engage twice as much in these activities as insurers. As the insurance industry looks to close more deals, the report notes that it should follow the lead of retail banks, which have sought to partner with financial technology (fintech) firms. Photo copyright: nexusplexus/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news New Diagram VC fund focused on building up Canada’s fintech sector last_img read more

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Dr. Tufton Wants Development Bodies Harmonised

first_imgRelatedDr. Tufton Wants Development Bodies Harmonised RelatedDr. Tufton Wants Development Bodies Harmonised Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has stressed the need for more collaboration between parish development committees and bodies undertaking national development plans.Delivering the keynote address, recently, at the 7th National Tree Planting ceremony at the Black River Municipal Park, St. Elizabeth, the Minister noted that without synergies between groups doing development, much of their effort will not meet desired objectives.“Where you do not have a proper parish development plan, the development that takes place tends to be extremely ad hoc, and there is often abuse of our environment because of a lack of recognition of the importance of environmental order, and limited enforcement of the environmental laws,” he said.He stated that sustainable development requires that parish development groups have more than just volunteers.“We must move more toward harmonising our parish development committees’ plans with our national strategic long term plans, and this is going to require greater institutional strengthening of our parish development committees,” Dr. Tufton stated.He said that a consciousness is needed, in every community, for organised development that will see today’s planning benefiting generations to come.“We need to see across the island recognition in development plans, where you can build a house, where you can bury someone, because that is going to define for us a more orderly development,” the Minister said.center_img RelatedDr. Tufton Wants Development Bodies Harmonised Dr. Tufton Wants Development Bodies Harmonised AgricultureOctober 8, 2009last_img read more

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Bradshaw was Dean of Jamaican Music – Grange

first_imgBradshaw was Dean of Jamaican Music – Grange CultureOctober 12, 2009 RelatedBradshaw was Dean of Jamaican Music – Grange FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has described the late musical icon, Mr. Sonny Bradshaw, as the Dean of Jamaican music.Mr. Bradshaw died in a London hospital on Saturday, October 11, after being ill for months. He was 83 years old.“Jamaica has lost another exceptionally creative person with the passing of Sonny Bradshaw. Only a man with great vision and talent could have made a 7-member band, the Sonny Bradshaw 7, sound like a 14 piece big band. He blessed our country with his big vision and talent many times over,” the Minister said.Miss Grange pointed out that many of the country’s musicians had the Sonny Bradshaw 7 as their professional training ground.“Sonny Bradshaw dedicated much of his life to making and sharing music. As a jazz pioneer, an extraordinary trumpeter, a great band leader, a teacher, a journalist, and the creator of Teenage Dance Party, which helped to bring Jamaican popular music to our airwaves, and the creator of the Ocho Rios Jazz festival, Sonny has left an indelible mark on Jamaica and his imprint will continue to be etched in our country’s future for years to come. He was the dean of Jamaican music,” she said.“I offer condolences to his family, especially his wife, Ms. Myrna Hague, and his friends. I know all of Jamaica grieve with them at this time, yet we celebrate the gift that Sonny Bradshaw was to us, even as the final blast of his trumpet lingers in the air,” she added. RelatedBradshaw was Dean of Jamaican Music – Grangecenter_img RelatedBradshaw was Dean of Jamaican Music – Grange Advertisementslast_img read more

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University of Canterbury Engineer spearheads $3m next-gen tech project to clean

first_imgUniversity of Canterbury Engineer spearheads $3m next-gen tech project to clean A University of Canterbury (UC) Kaipūhanga Rauropi | Ecological Engineer has $3 million and three years to help reverse water pollution with innovative sustainable treatment technologies, such as 3D-printed water filters made from biomaterialsLeading a multi-disciplinary research group, Associate Professor in Ecological Engineering Dr Aisling O’Sullivan aims to tackle one of the biggest science-based issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand – water pollution.Leading a multi-disciplinary research group, UC Associate Professor in Ecological Engineering Dr Aisling O’Sullivan, of UC’s Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department, aims to tackle one of the biggest science-based issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand – water pollution.“With Māori and iwi, we are developing a valuable project which has the potential to disrupt the water treatment sector – and most importantly return Te Mana o te Wai to our ecosystems and tangata whenua,” Professor O’Sullivan says. “I am proud to lead such a talented and dedicated expert team on this Spearhead research project.”Associate Professor O’Sullivan’s research focuses on creating ecologically sound design solutions for treating polluted waters, in partnership with Māori, iwi, councils and industry. The Science for Technological Innovation (SfTi) Spearhead project, Clean Water Technology for restoring Te Mana o te Wai (CWT), is a nationwide, multi-institutional, three-year project, due to begin in February 2021.Ko te wai ko te ora – tackling fresh water pollutionUC Ecological Engineering Associate Professor Aisling (Ash) O’Sullivan explains her Clean Water Technologies project: “The New Zealand government has set ambitious targets to reverse water quality pollution, as set out in the recent Essential Freshwater package, which came into force in September 2020. Our innovative research is aiming to help achieve this goal.”How:“We are going to produce the next generation, wastewater treatment media – in collaboration with our Māori partners – that are 3D-printed to precise specifications and made from biomaterials, including some waste resources.”Why:“We all rely on the wellbeing of our water. Rivers and lakes are integral to Māori cultural identity. Their health and wellbeing is intrinsically connected to the health and wellbeing of whānau, iwi and hapū. New Zealanders want to swim, fish, gather mahinga kai and enjoy freshwater as our whakapapa did. We also need clean water to drink and irrigation to support a sustainable economy. However, its deterioration, in both the rural and urban landscapes, is a critical and global challenge. This has caused substantial ecosystem decline and ultimately impacts on our food security and mauri (health).”Impact:“We wanted to create the biggest impact possible. That’s why we’re focused on pushing current science boundaries relating to innovative media that can be applied to many treatment technologies rather than developing just one such technology or a solution for just one sector. This affords an opportunity to provide a monumental impact on the health and wellbeing of our waterways. In doing so, we will be guided by our Māori partners, iwi advisors and SfTI leaders.”Who:“To join our cross-disciplinary, nationwide team of researchers, we have six top-funded PhD scholarships /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). 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New stadium on the rise at King’s Way Christian

first_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments guestLabel New stadium on the rise at King’s Way ChristianPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Monday, July 22, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 Project is expected to be complete prior to fall sports season VANCOUVER — This small school is thinking big.A new stadium is in the final stages of completion at King’s Way Christian, with the plan to be open in time for the fall sports schedule.A new stadium is in the final stages of completion at King’s Way Christian. It is expected to be ready before football and girls soccer season. Photo by Mike SchultzA new stadium is in the final stages of completion at King’s Way Christian. It is expected to be ready before football and girls soccer season. Photo by Mike SchultzBeyond athletics, the school is open to hosting other events at the facility, which will boast 930 seats — most under cover of a roof.“Don’t get left in the rain” states one of the posters that promotes some of the fund-raising costs for the stadium.King’s Way Christian opts up to compete in Class 1A of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, but it has Class B enrollment numbers. The stadium might appear to be too big today, but not tomorrow.“We’re not just waiting for it. We’re planning for growth,” said Dr. Jason Tindol, the superintendent. “We know this school is a need in this community.”The King’s Way Christian Knights will play in a stadium this upcoming season, not just in front of a couple of sets of bleachers. Photo by Mike SchultzThe King’s Way Christian Knights will play in a stadium this upcoming season, not just in front of a couple of sets of bleachers. Photo by Mike Schultz The field, which is behind the campus buildings, came first. It opened in 2012 and it was designed with a stadium in mind. The stadium is expected to be completed by mid August in time for girls soccer and football games in September. “This has been a dream. We are just starting to see all of this come together,” said Randy Graves, director of development at KWC.“We’re going to grow,” Graves said. “We are committed to excellence in academics, and we are committed to excellence in athletics. This is a step is solidifying that King’s Way in a real school. It’s a real deal.”The project, Graves said, came in at around $750,000. Fundraising began more than two years ago. A look from the sky at the new stadium being built at King’s Way Christian. Photo by Mike SchultzA look from the sky at the new stadium being built at King’s Way Christian. Photo by Mike SchultzOne part of the fundraising will stand out when the stadium is complete. There will be 137 blue chairs. Those are being sold for $1,000.“Buy your seat and dedicate it to anybody, and it’s your seat for the next two years,” Graves said. That includes admission to any event.Graves said the school went with Southern Bleacher for the stadium build. “I really like the design they had at Hockinson,” Graves said, referring to the Class 2A power Hawks.Plus, Southern Bleacher is based in Texas.“They know what they’re doing in football,” Graves said. The bleachers that were previously on the home sideline have been moved to the visitor’s sideline. Eventually, the school wants to build a concessions/locker/storage facility building, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Camas takes Community Aquatics Center design, sports field renovations to next step Next : Chelatchie Prairie rail operator says he has proof his lease is ‘ironclad’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Websitecenter_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Name*Email*Websitelast_img read more

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Genesis ponders the SUV market with GV80 concept

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Genesis GV80 conceptDerek McNaughton, Driving Should you buy it? Until there is a refuelling infrastructure in place, any hydrogen-powered ride still rates as wishful thinking. That’s a pity, because the GV80 has the visual and driving appeal to be a popular ride.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSGenesisHyundaiNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNewsCanadaHyundai EntourageHyundai Motor CompanyHyundai Tucson We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. What is it? The Genesis GV80 Concept is Hyundai’s idea of what future generations will be driving. Being fuel-cell based, it is a true zero-emission drive. The styling is strong, featuring the signature Genesis grille, but it had a touch that separated it from just about every other ride at the NY International Auto Show — part of the wheel design is picked up in the B- and C-pillars, making rims look more like a part of the car than the things it rolls on. Inside, it is elegant in a minimalistic way; the horizontal dash and tall centre console feature very few conventional controls. The majority of functions are found in the 22-inch curved OLED display, which features two distinct zones for the driver and passenger.Why does it matter? Moving forward, the shift away from fossil fuel is going to become ever more important, so basing the powertrain on something where water is the only byproduct of “combustion” achieves that goal. Other than saying it will also be a plug-in, Hyundai was very thin on details.When will Canada get it? Right now the GV80 is purely conceptual, but that’s not to say it is destined to remain that way; Hyundai sold a fuel cell–powered vehicle in Canada in the form of the previous-generation Tucson. Trending in Canada advertisement 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” Full coverage of the 2017 New York Auto Showlast_img read more