If you are hoping for lower car prices thanks to the EPA's rollback of costly Obama-era rules on auto emissions and fuel economy, think again. California's determination to maintain its own tougher standards — plus the Trump Administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum — make that unlikely. An automakers' trade association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, praised the EPA proposal on air pollution rules this week, saying they will help to "keep new vehicles affordable to more Americans." The rules could slow down additional spending for pollution control equipment and the development of additional electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt (pictured above). But automakers are also protesting President Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Toyota said in a statement that the tariffs "would substantially raise costs and therefore prices of cars and trucks sold in America." Various industry estimates of the added cost have ranged from $200 per vehicle to … [Read more...] about The rollback of auto emission standards: Will you pay less?
0 Comments Ruth Dudley Edwards: Sinn Fein must be called out at all times for its breathtaking double standards BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We're all supposed to be thrilled that Michelle O'Neill said those who rioted in Londonderry on Easter Monday should be "brought before the law", but what did we think she'd say? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/ruth-dudley-edwards/ruth-dudley-edwards-sinn-fein-must-be-called-out-at-all-times-for-its-breathtaking-double-standards-36786201.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36786654.ece/3d9d8/AUTOCROP/h342/t37-_2_-_Read-Only_.jpg Email We're all supposed to be thrilled that Michelle O'Neill said those who rioted in Londonderry on Easter Monday should be "brought before the law", but what did we think she'd say? Mrs O'Neill is a faithful reader from the Sinn Fein playbook who was carrying out instructions on how to react when feral republicans do the sort of stuff that these days is regarded as … [Read more...] about Ruth Dudley Edwards: Sinn Fein must be called out at all times for its breathtaking double standards
Rhys McClenaghan has hailed his pommel horse Commonwealth Games gold medal as “the most proud moment” of his life. The Bangor-based gymnast pulled off a shock victory over England’s Max Whitlock to clinch Northern Ireland’s first medal of the games in Australia at the weekend.“I honestly have no words,” the 18-year-old said immediately after his triumph.“The sensational feeling I have at the minute is unbelievable.”Asked if he had ever performed to that standard before, the newly crowned Commonwealth champion said: “In training, not in competition, but it goes to show that all of the hours and dedication I’ve put into training has paid off 100%.“I am not just here to take part. I am here to win medals, win titles and beat Olympic champions.”Rathgael Gymnastics Club couldn’t wait to join the celebrations.Soon after the result was announced, a message on the club’s Facebook said: What a day for Northern … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Games: no horsing around as teen Rhys sets gold standard for NI
The state’s largest landlord is increasing the pressure on Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to change apartment standards and planning rules, telling him that its investors are “struggling to understand why the Irish planning system continues to frustrate and impede rapid delivery of residential developments”. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom Lyons, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider Access to The Business Post's extensive archive … [Read more...] about State’s largest landlord: lower standards and we will deliver new homes
0 Have your say This year’s Commonwealth Games are up and running on the Gold Coast. But do they still matter to people, or are they a symbol of a bygone age? Chris Bond reports. IN the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow four years ago there was a wave of despondency amid concerns that attendances would be poor, Scotland wouldn’t do very well and the weather would be miserable.As it turned out these fears were all misplaced – there was even a mini heatwave with temperatures soaring to 27C in a city more accustomed to leaden skies and drizzle.The competition saw several world records broken and led to Glasgow 2014 being labelled the “best Commonwealth Games ever.”The event was seven years in the planning and produced plenty of memorable moments, while in many people’s eyes the big winner was Glasgow itself which received fulsome praise for its “gallus and glittering” hosting.Organisers, too, hailed the Games and its … [Read more...] about Are the Commonwealth Games still gold standard?