Hong Kong bourse posts profit drop amid civil unrest and trade war

first_img Hong Kong bourse posts profit drop amid civil unrest and trade war by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost Funmaternityweek.comWilliam and Kate Have Been Told Their Fate Once Charles Finally Becomes Kingmaternityweek.com Sebastian McCarthy whatsapp There are hopes that online shopping giant Alibaba will float in Hong Kong before the end of the year, giving its bourse a much-needed boost. Hong Kong’s bourse has reported a fall in profit during the last quarter, as months of political unrest took its toll on the stock exchange operator. The Asian hub has suffered a slowdown in investor appetite after being rocked by regular clashes between protesters and police. Read more: Hong Kong falls into recession amid ongoing unrest Profit at the HongKong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) hit HK$2.2bn($217.8m) in the three months to September, tumbling9.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. Trading fees had slumped 10 per cent, while fees from stock listing plunged 13.6 per cent to HK$394m.center_img InOctober Li abandoned the bourse’s hopes of taking over the LSE,having had its £32bn offer rejected by its London rival. Boss Charles Li said: “Set against a challenging broad geopolitical backdrop, HKEX has had a good first nine months of 2019.” whatsapp HKEXhad said it made the offer in a bid to “redefine global capitalmarkets for decades to come” by combining East and West. Wednesday 6 November 2019 9:36 am Share Hong Kong’s wider economy has faced mass disruption in recent months amid mounting pro-democracy demonstrations. Read more: Charles Li questions ‘one country, two systems’ Fresh off the back of its failed bid to buy the London Stock Exchange, the group said this morning political demonstrations in Hong Kong, uncertainty over Brexit and the US-China trade war standoff have all driven the slowdown in recent months. last_img read more

City is in denial about post-Brexit trading: MHA MacIntyre Hudson

first_imgTuesday 10 November 2020 9:54 am New arrangements and regulatory issues “While there are a number of solutions available to facilitate EU trade, it is not as simple as getting an EU EORI number to solve all supply chain challenges,” she added. An EORI number, or Economic Operators Registration and Identification number, is needed to move goods between the UK and non-EU countries. Show Comments ▼ City is in denial about post-Brexit trading: MHA MacIntyre Hudson Share The lack of preparedness is very understandable given the pandemic but Horner urges businesses act promptly and get in the right mindset to see Brexit through over the next five to ten years. Tags: Brexit The problems Brexit will throw up are “surmountable” but they also require a long-term strategy to adjust to new trading arrangements and regulatory issues, Horner continued. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.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.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comcenter_img “It is crucial to realise that although a deal will bring great relief to businesses and their bottom line by removing the cost of duty tariffs, the legal and regulatory as well as administrative costs will remain,” she noted. With less than two months until the Brexit deadline, Alison Horner, indirect tax partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, believes trading with Europe after Brexit, deal or no deal, will be more challenging than many businesses are currently realise or even willing to admit. Horner singled out customs declarations as they will cost any company money, irrespective of any actual duty being charged. As an estimate, if a company has 2,000 declarations to make it could cost potentially £50,000 to employ an agent to handle this volume of paperwork. “Due to Covid-19 the majority of British companies involved in exporting to Europe have not been able to give Brexit the attention they should and unfortunately some are in denial about the scale of the challenge,” Horner told City A.M. whatsapp “Due to Covid-19 and the misconception that a deal means trading will continue as normal we have sleepwalked into a situation where, less than two months away from the biggest change to the UK’s trading relationships in our lifetimes, many businesses are unprepared,” Horner concluded. whatsapp Michiel Willems last_img read more

Germany is number two destination for immigrants while Britain takes third

first_img More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoHero Wars Advertisement This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars UndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndo whatsapp The USA may still rank as the world’s number one destination for immigrants looking for a better life, but Germany managed to scoop second place, according to research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). That’s up from eighth place in 2009. Britain took bronze, coming third place. Germany’s popularity with migrants has skyrocketed in recent years, with 465,000 people moving there in 2013 – more than double the number in 2007. In 2011 and 2010 Britain held second place for inflows of permanent immigrants. Germany has leapfrogged France, Italy, Canada, Spain and the UK in terms of its attractiveness to foreign workers.Europe as a whole, however, experienced a fall in migration from countries outside the EU. But the number of people moving within the EU has increased significantly. In 2012, a third of immigrants coming to Germany were from the EU whereas, in 2007, it wasn’t even a tenth of that number.Close to 30 per cent of migrants moving within the EU picked Germany, compared with just seven per cent who chose the UK.EU enlargement and Germany’s economic success were the main reasons why migrants have been drawn to the central European country, according to the OECD.But it wasn’t just economic migrants who were attracted to Germany. In 2013, one-fifth of the 550,000 asylum applicants among OECD countries chose Germany.The OECD gave Germany strong praise for its labour market policy, which has helped keep employment high despite recent struggles. Since 2007, the employment rate among immigrants has risen by five points. Furthermore, low-skilled immigrants were more likely to be employed than their German-born counterparts.OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, said:Over the past few years, Germany was able to learn many lessons about labour market integration for migrants.Around 13 per cent of  Germany’s population is foreign born. Thanks to the fact that immigrants tend to be young, the influx of new arrivals heralds good news for Germany’s demographics, given its ageing population.The UK was the third most popular country for immigrants. The study said 46 per cent of the UK’s immigrant population were highly educated, compared with 33 per cent of the native population.David Cameron recently gave his long-awaited speech on immigration, where he outlined a series crackdowns on in-work benefits to immigrants. (Source: OECD) Guy Bentley Sharecenter_img Germany is number two destination for immigrants while Britain takes third Tags: UK immigration whatsapp Tuesday 2 December 2014 8:09 amlast_img read more

Happiest countries in the world? Panama wins – while the UK comes a mere 44th

first_img Emma Haslett Happiest countries in the world? Panama wins – while the UK comes a mere 44th whatsapp When it comes to having that inner glow, it turns out Panamanians are way ahead of us in the UK. That’s according to a newly-published analysis of global wellbeing, anyway, which ranked Panama as the happiest country in the world – while the UK comes a mere 44th. Gallup’s 2014 Country Global Wellbeing Rankings measure well-being across five areas: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. It found that more than half of adults in Panama are “thriving” in three or more areas. The UK comes 20th out of 145 for financial wellbeing – and 79th for social. Just 23.5 per cent are defined as “thriving” in three or more areas – we’re outranked by, among others, Honduras, the UAE, Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador. Not surprisingly, Afghanistan came last in the rankings, only just beating Bhutan, Cameroon, Togo and Tunisia to the bottom spot. “The state of a country’s well-being sheds light on levels of prosperity and progress,” pointed out the report’s authors.”Goverment and community leaders globally have a duty to improve the lives of the people within their borders.” It turns out David Cameron has a long way to go… Share whatsapp Friday 26 June 2015 5:02 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity 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 FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Laois road closed and emergency services on the scene following accident

first_imgHome News Laois road closed and emergency services on the scene following accident News Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th January 2020 Electric Picnic Twitter Twitter A road between Portlaoise and Mountrath has been completely closed this evening following a serious accident.Members of the fire services, multiple ambulances and garda cars are currently on the scene.AA Roadwatch have confirmed that a collision has taken place on the Mountrath Road going out of Portlaoise towards the motorway.They say: “The Old N7 (R445) is closed between Portlaoise and Mountrath just off the M7 at J18 Portlaoise West due to a collision.“Gardai are at the scene.”An eyewitness reported huge tailbacks are in the area.They said: “The accident seems to have taken place as you come off the Motorway on the way to Mountrath.“I’ve been at a complete standstill now for 20 minutes and can see several strands of the emergency services there.“Hopefully nobody has been seriously hurt.”It is unclear at this stage if anyone has been hurt. Previous articleCheck out the range of quality used cars at Brian Walsh Car Sales in PortlaoiseNext articleGallant Panthers bow out of U-20 National Cup after nail biting semi-final LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date TAGSaccidentMountrath Laois road closed and emergency services on the scene following accident Pinterest News last_img read more

Quirke rues missed chances but happy with improvement despite latest loss

first_img Electric Picnic Twitter TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v CorkMike Quirke Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date The Laois footballers may have lost by eight points to Cork on Saturday evening in the second round of the National Football League and are now almost certain to be in a relegation playoff, but manager Mike Quirke was happy that it was a much-improved showing on last week’s loss to Clare.Cork got two first-half goals that were crucial in their eventual 2-12 to 0-10 win. Speaking afterwards to the local media, Quirke said he was happy with many elements of Laois’s play but their shooting was obviously a huge disappointment.“I would say it was better than last week. We had 26 shots at the goal, Cork had 20 but we scored 10 points out of 26 shots and therein lies the problem,” he said.“We just didn’t get enough scores from our play.“I thought we defended really well, got the ball forward really well but we just weren’t clinical enough and they took the two goal chances very well and ultimately we were always chasing that six-point gap.”Those two goals both came from Laois mistakes, the second after a mix up between two of Laois’s most consistent players, Mark Timmons and Gareth Dillon.“They were from chances that we should have scored at the other end.“Gareth and Timmo I thought had two brilliant games. There was one ball that went to ground and suddenly they were in and capitalised on out of nothing.“Not out of any great play but just mistakes out of us. It was disappointing.“Last week were very disappointed with our performance and our lack of energy and effort but I thought we had an abundance of energy and effort and everybody did everything they could but we weren’t clinical enough when the chances presented themselves.“If you have 26 chances you should be scoring more than 10 points and that was ultimately the difference.”The incident that led to Cork’s first goal – where Laois could well have had a penalty for a foul on Evan O’Carroll and in the end didn’t even get a free – frustrated the Laois boss.Cork ultimately went down the field and got a goal.“I thought he was fouled inside the 21 heading for the goals. He seemed to be upended – thought it was a goalscoring threat but our view wasn’t great.“He obviously argued with the referee and the referee then hopped the ball so you don’t get a penalty, you don’t even get a free and they scored on the next play.”Despite the disappointing loss, Quirke was content that there was a marked improvement in Laois’s energy and effort levels.“I still thought it was a huge improvement. I know we got beat by seven last week and eight today and it sounds ridiculous to say it was a huge improvement.“But for us what we were most disappointed that we didn’t have the energy or effort around the field and I don’t think there was any question that we had that in spades today.”Laois now play Kildare in O’Moore Park next Sunday at 3pm but it’s most likely that Laois will now have a relegation playoff against Down, Westmeath or Meath on the weekend of June 12-13.SEE ALSO – Six Talking Points as the Laois footballers suffer frustrating Cork loss Quirke rues missed chances but happy with improvement despite latest loss By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd May 2021 Previous articleAll you need to know as the Laois hurlers meet Clare in latest league meetingNext articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook Council Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Home Sport GAA Quirke rues missed chances but happy with improvement despite latest loss SportGAAGaelic Football WhatsApplast_img read more

Treaties Committee reports on endangered species trade changes

first_imgTreaties Committee reports on endangered species trade changes The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties yesterday tabled Report 194, which considers amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).CITES protects endangered species by regulating international trade in those species and the products derived from them. Amendments to the list of protected species covered by CITES are regularly proposed and adopted.The amendments considered in the report include ten Australian native species and four non-native species Australia trades in.‘The Committee supports the amendments,’ said Committee Chair Mr Dave Sharma MP, ‘but the time frame in which amendments come into force means there is usually insufficient or no time for the Committee to undertake an inquiry.’Report 194 recommends that the Government change its process for referring CITES amendments to the Committee to ensure the Committee can complete an inquiry before the amendments come into force.Report 194 also includes the Committee’s views on an Agreement to amend the Agreement between Australia and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment, Certificates and Markings.Mutual recognition agreements of this type allow importers to rely on assessments of products made by appropriate bodies in the country of origin for import purposes. The Agreement will align the mutual recognition arrangements with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway with Australia’s existing Agreement with the EU.The Committee has recommended the ratification of the Agreement amending the Mutual Recognition Agreement with Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, AusPol, Australia, Australian, endangered species, EU, Force, Government, Iceland, import, International trade, Liechtenstein, Norway, parliament, protected species, species, tradelast_img read more

Australian Government assistance for Tropical Cyclone Seroja extended

first_imgAustralian Government assistance for Tropical Cyclone Seroja extended Australian Government support payments extended for Western Australia Tropical Cyclone Seroja Quickest and easiest way to claim is to call 180 22 66Phone line is open now, eligible recipients can claim todayCheck eligibility at www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/disasterThe Australian Government has extended the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support those heavily affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Western Australia with over $300,000 paid to cyclone affected residents to date.People in the Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Mingenew, Morawa, Perenjori and Three Springs local government areas can now access the support package.Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the package provided assistance to those who had suffered significant losses due to Tropical Cyclone Seroja.“The AGDRP provides a one-off payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children, who have been seriously injured, lost their homes or whose homes have been directly damaged as a direct result of Tropical Cyclone Seroja,” Minister Littleproud said.“The DRA provides a short-term income support payment to assist individuals whose income has been affected as a direct result of Tropical Cyclone Seroja.“These seven local government areas are in addition to the local government area of Northampton.”Minister for Government Services, Linda Reynolds, said Services Australia staff have mobilised and are providing immediate on-the-ground support to people affected by the devastating cyclone in Western Australia.“Supporting communities through crisis is what Services Australia is geared to do and we have a dedicated Mobile Service Team to support residents with the current disaster response effort,” Minister for Government Services Linda Reynolds said.“There may be some disruption at Services Australia service centres in affected areas over coming days. We ask that people who use these services to access them via online or over the phone where possible. I urge people to heed local emergency services warnings and do not travel unless safe to do so.“Services Australia staff on the phones are on standby ready to help affected residents. The fastest and easiest way to claim disaster assistance is by calling the Disaster Assistance phone line on 180 22 66.”Services Australia Disaster Assistance phone lines are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm local time, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm local time, Saturday to Sunday. For more information on support available, visit servicesaustralia.gov.au/disaster.People eligible for DRA can access income assistance for up to 13 weeks, equivalent to the maximum rate of Jobseeker Payment or Youth Allowance.Equivalent financial assistance will also be available to eligible New Zealand citizens (‘nonprotected’ Special Category Visa, subclass 444 holders) affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja.The Australia Government will continue assessing the impacts of the disaster and will offer further support if necessary. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Carnamah, Emergency Management, Emergency Services, Geraldton, Government, Home Affairs, Mingenew, Morawa, New Zealand, Northampton, Perenjori, Three Springs, Western Australia, Youthlast_img read more

Your Corner Wrench: What should be in your young driver’s tool kit?

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Is your kid heading to college with a new ride? Make sure the trunk is well-stocked with all the essentials, from jumper cables and washer fluid, to wheel wrenches and other tools. Back to school sometimes means heading back to class with a new (or new-to-them) vehicle for lucky students. With this comes every parent’s nightmare – a roadside breakdown on some lonely, crime-ridden back road, in a blinding blizzard. Whether it’s a new ride with a full factory warranty and a roadside assistance plan, or a hand-me-down beater, a few ounces of prevention are worth a treasure trove of cures.If your nest-departer is travelling some distance away, the first tool they need is an auto club membership with full roadside assistance coverage. Services such as CAA offer much more than just battery boosts and tows – they will also cover flat tire changes, emergency fuel delivery and recommendations to approved and verified repair centres, along with associated retailer discount plans.Unless the vehicle has a purpose-built cargo storage pocket, a washer-fluid jug tray is a must to avoid liquid spills and stains. A good set of booster cables using at least 8-gauge wires – they get thinner as the gauge number increases – and at least 16 feet long can be invaluable, as long as someone knows how to use them. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSNewsDriving.ca Don’t forget a good quality utility knife and flashlight or emergency flasher unit. This kit should also include a set of properly fitting work-gloves, towels, first-aid kit and, of course, duct tape. 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” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img advertisement Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Roadside Breakdowns: Here’s when to pull a MacGyverCarefully check out the jack and tire wrench kit. Few professional weight-lifters can easily use what carmakers pass off as wheel wrenches. After decades of use, the traditional cross design is still the best hand-operated wheel nut wrench on the market. It takes up more room, but will definitely work no matter what your upper body strength. Many DIYers swear by battery-operated impact wrenches, but unless they’re kept fully charged, they aren’t of much use during a roadside emergency.A small, 12-inch square pad of some strong thick wood also comes in handy as a jack plate when working on soft ground. A 12-volt air compressor and emergency light combo can avoid having to change out a flat in many cases. You can consider a can of tire sealant, but few of these will reinflate a flat tire with the weight of the vehicle on it, but can be used in concert with an air-compressor to stop up a minor puncture.Unless your new student driver is mechanically proficient, a fully stocked wrench bag won’t be of much use. But a small kit with a multi-headed screwdriver (with automotive related tips), a few metric hand wrenches, medium weight hammer, and both locking and non-locking pliers will suffice and will also find use around a dorm room or apartment. Some cable bags come with easy-to-follow instructions and many cable kits now have LED correct-circuit indicators to make things fool-proof, but nothing beats a little personal instruction in the driveway. The engine wiring repair costs you save may be your own.RELATED ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Midnight Breakfast: Monday, May 5

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Come take a break from the stresses of finals week and refuel with a free breakfast in the UMC Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill on Monday, May 5, beginning at 11:59 p.m. The event is open to all CU-Boulder students.This semester’s delicious breakfast menu includes French toast sticks, bacon, breakfast potatoes, eggs, fresh fruit and more. There will also be vegetarian and vegan options.Starting at 9:30 p.m., there will be a variety of activities throughout the UMC to help students relax, take a break, or re-energize during hectic finals week. Come earlier and use the UMC’s quiet study spaces on the 5th floor and in conference rooms throughout the building.After the Midnight Breakfast festivities, the UMC 1st floor remains open for study 24 hours.CU NightRide will be available until 2 a.m. throughout finals week, including for Midnight Breakfast. For updates on Midnight Breakfast and other exciting events throughout the semester, be sure to like the Student Involvement Office Facebook page, here. Spring 2014 Midnight Breakfast ActivitiesStarting at 9:30 p.m.: UMC 235 will open as a quiet study lounge. Community Health will offer chair massages and aroma therapy beneath the stairwell on the UMC’s first floor.Starting at 10 p.m. Cotton candy and popcorn will be served in the atrium on the first floor of the UMC. A photo booth will be in the atrium. Animal cracker decorating on the north dining area stage. The Connection will offer free bowling and billiards. Carnival games in the west side of the Glenn Miller Ballroom for a chance to win prizes. Free hot tea provided by Celestial Seasonings will be available on the 2nd floor landing in the UMC, outside the quite study lounge in room 235. Published: May 1, 2014 last_img read more