Selling – Grover Chamber http://groverchamber.com/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://groverchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Selling – Grover Chamber http://groverchamber.com/ 32 32 How Sunset Star Heather Rae Young’s Sale of Pregnancy Plans with Tarek El Moussa Goes “Faster” Than Expected https://groverchamber.com/how-sunset-star-heather-rae-youngs-sale-of-pregnancy-plans-with-tarek-el-moussa-goes-faster-than-expected/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 00:10:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/how-sunset-star-heather-rae-youngs-sale-of-pregnancy-plans-with-tarek-el-moussa-goes-faster-than-expected/ Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa dated for just over a year before he decided to ask the big question. However, the Sunset sale alum had hinted for a while on his show about their plans to get married. The now officials Mr. and Mrs. Tarek El Moussa (from October 2021) also have pregnancy […]]]>

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa dated for just over a year before he decided to ask the big question. However, the Sunset sale alum had hinted for a while on his show about their plans to get married. The now officials Mr. and Mrs. Tarek El Moussa (from October 2021) also have pregnancy plans in the works, and things are going much “faster” than expected.

HGTV’s Tarek El Moussa already has two children from his previous marriage to co-star Christina Haack, an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor and a 6-year-old son named Brayden. New bride Heather Rae Young doesn’t have children herself, but the married couple are now preparing to change that fact. The Netflix star shared an update with her fans on Instagram (via Hello Magazine), saying:

I just left my doctor of fertility. Things are happening faster than I expected. In fact, I’m starting my injections tonight to stimulate my follicles and eggs to prepare for the harvest, which should take place in about two weeks.


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Covid: Delhi stores selling non-essentials to open on odd-even basis https://groverchamber.com/covid-delhi-stores-selling-non-essentials-to-open-on-odd-even-basis/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:36:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/covid-delhi-stores-selling-non-essentials-to-open-on-odd-even-basis/ Given violations of the odd-even formula for opening stores selling non-essential items, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday asked all district magistrates to number all stores under their jurisdiction from here. Saturday. The authority also asked magistrates and district officials to ensure that only one weekly market is allowed to open in a […]]]>

Given violations of the odd-even formula for opening stores selling non-essential items, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday asked all district magistrates to number all stores under their jurisdiction from here. Saturday.

The authority also asked magistrates and district officials to ensure that only one weekly market is allowed to open in a municipal area in accordance with all Covid protocols.

In its previous decree of December 28, the DDMA ordered that shops and establishments selling non-essential goods and services, shopping malls and weekly markets be allowed to open every other day on the odd-even system based on their number.

They are authorized to open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stores in the mall are also allowed to open on an odd-even basis.

In addition, the DDMA authorized the opening of only one authorized weekly market (with a cap of 50% on the number of authorized sellers at standard time) per day and per zone in the three municipalities, the municipal council of New Delhi and the Delhi Cantonment Council areas.

“It has been observed that the aforementioned instructions are not properly followed by stores, malls and weekly markets and (it has been) found that stores are opened without following the odd-even system.

“In addition, it is also observed that more than one weekly market per day and per area is functioning and no information on authorized weekly markets is available with DDMA and others for monitoring and enforcement,” he said. declared the ordinance DDMA.

The DDMA then ordered all district magistrates to carry out the numbering exercise of all stores under their jurisdiction within 24 hours through market associations and municipal corporations, and ensure that shops and establishments are open strictly according to the odd-even system.

It also instructed district magistrates to keep documentary evidence in the form of photographs and videos of the numbering exercise in each market.

Field officials should be responsible for monitoring the same at ground level daily and ensuring strict no-fault enforcement, he said.

District magistrates have also been urged to obtain the list of all authorized weekly markets in their respective jurisdictions from the Deputy District Commissioner of Municipal Corporations, Secretary of NDMC and CEO of Delhi Cantonment Board and provide it here. Saturday.

He asked them to take all necessary measures to avoid overcrowding and to ensure strict compliance with appropriate Covid behavior in markets, shopping malls, restaurants, mandis, train stations, bus stops and other places of this guy.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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State lawmakers draft bills after learning BMV sells Hoosier data https://groverchamber.com/state-lawmakers-draft-bills-after-learning-bmv-sells-hoosier-data/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/state-lawmakers-draft-bills-after-learning-bmv-sells-hoosier-data/ Indianapolis – Months after CBS4 revealed that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles was selling people’s personal information to third-party companies, lawmakers are detailing how they plan to tackle the practice. CBS4 found that while the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act limits the type of information the BMV can disclose, there are 14 exceptions that allow the […]]]>

Indianapolis – Months after CBS4 revealed that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles was selling people’s personal information to third-party companies, lawmakers are detailing how they plan to tackle the practice.

CBS4 found that while the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act limits the type of information the BMV can disclose, there are 14 exceptions that allow the office to sell data to certain industries. These include lawyers, private investigators, law enforcement and mobile home parks.

Basically, a business is asking for what BMV calls “enhanced access”. If it can prove it falls under the exception and the company pays a fee, it can access motor vehicle records, such as your title and registration information. Indiana is one of at least 30 states that allow this practice.

Few of them offer an “opt-out” option.

Senator Rodney Pol proposes an “opt-in” requirement

Senator Rodney Pol represents District Four near Lake Michigan. He reacted immediately after our story was broadcast. He said he was not familiar with the practice until he saw our story. His biggest concern was what companies were doing with this information and whether Hoosier data was unknowingly compromised.

“You see these data breaches happening and it’s costing the taxpayer and the people who suffer from it incredibly dearly,” Pol said. “I’ve heard of law firms that have been hacked, I’ve heard of municipalities and school districts. You have a serious problem with the amount of information that is circulating.

He decided to introduce a bill that would force Hoosiers to make an informed choice to allow BMV to share their information.

“In a situation like this, the individual should have the option of choosing whether or not to accept or refuse to provide this information. The more choices individuals have and what information is shared, the better, ”Pol explained.

Under its bill, the office would need to obtain written consent from an individual whose personal information is being shared.

“What we would create is an opt-in approach where individuals would – or the office should – obtain written consent from someone whose personal information is being shared,” he said. “It goes hand in hand with other laws that we are looking at as well. What this requires is that they must have this information and this limits even when this information can be shared. “

Senator Pol said he is also considering a consumer’s rights if their information is violated once the third party obtains it. He also wonders what kind of liability the company would face if it got hacked and someone’s personal information leaked.

“We have to limit what comes out. We need to follow up with the people who ultimately receive this information, ”he said.

Representative Mike Andrade plans to change current status

For Indiana State Representative Mike Andrade, this question is personal.

“My son the previous month had just obtained his driver’s license,” Representative Andrade told CBS4. “My son just turned 18. So now it’s very relevant.”

Once Rep Andrade saw our story, he began to wonder who could get his son’s information.

“It was so surreal for me,” he recalls. “Wait a minute! Who’s going to be there to get information on my sons? Nobody has their information because they haven’t applied for credit, they haven’t applied for a car. This is their first legitimate piece of information. is broadcast.

Andrade, who represents District 12 near Hammond, confirmed he was drafting a bill that would strengthen an already existing law.

“There is a section that says where, ‘a person requesting disclosure of personal information or highly restrictive personal information from office records, who knowingly or intentionally misrepresents the person’s identity or makes a false statement to the office on an application that must be submitted under this chapter, commits a class c misdemeanor, “which is 0 to 60 days in prison and the maximum is a fine of $ 500,” Andrade read. “So I think that we have to work with this particular statutory code, we have to change it.

Andrade said that so far the punishment for abuse appears to be very light.

Going through the list of companies that have accessed Hoosier data, Andrade highlighted the number of towing companies present. He asked how many LLCs were listed.

“So, I think, Spear Services?” Who is Spear Services? What do they serve? It just says services, what service do they provide? “

Andrade’s office contacted the BMV and the Secretary of Public Policy and Legislation. He said a representative sent him the CBS4 article and confirmed everything was correct.

CBS4 is following up, trying to get more information about the sale of personal data

CBS4 followed up with BMV, asking for additional sales. In particular, we are calling for a review of what the state calls “batch” and “bulk” sales. We also asked for more information on specific companies, why they were granted enhanced access, and what that information was used for. A spokesperson responded that the office is working on the requests, but since this is a large volume of information and is not stored electronically, compilation takes time.

Governor Eric Holcomb intervened, pointing out that this is a “fairly narrow scope” of entities that BMV sells to.

“All of this is statutory,” he said. “It’s not just about selling to anyone, it’s about a tightly defined group of entities that can use this information.”

The governor said if the legislature wished to consider eliminating any of the entities, he was “happy to discuss it.”

“Let’s talk about who it’s sold and why it was included in the first place,” he said.


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MIDF: Bursa ends five-week sales streak https://groverchamber.com/midf-bursa-ends-five-week-sales-streak/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 03:15:41 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/midf-bursa-ends-five-week-sales-streak/ KUALA LUMPUR (January 3): Sale of Malaysian stocks overseas halted after five consecutive weeks on the run as international investors acquired RM17.77million net of local stocks in the past week of 2021, compared to RM38.16 million net sold during the week. before. In the weekly fund flow report on Monday, January 3, Shahira Rahim of […]]]>

KUALA LUMPUR (January 3): Sale of Malaysian stocks overseas halted after five consecutive weeks on the run as international investors acquired RM17.77million net of local stocks in the past week of 2021, compared to RM38.16 million net sold during the week. before.

In the weekly fund flow report on Monday, January 3, Shahira Rahim of MIDF Research said international funds were net buyers for a total of 22 weeks in 2021.

“When the market reopened last Monday, local institutions and foreign investors were net buyers, respectively, amounting to RM 2.73 million and RM 56.73 million. Meanwhile, foreign retailers were sellers net amount of RM 59.46 million.

“Foreign investors were net buyers of [the] majority of the week except Wednesday and last Friday. The largest influx of foreigners was recorded last Tuesday, with RM110.37 million, ”she said.

Shahira added that retailers have been net sellers every day of the past week, a reversal from the trend seen by the company throughout 2021.

“The biggest net sale by retailers was recorded last Friday at RM 105.28 million. For the week, retailers sold RM 292.59 million of shares in Bursa. second week that retailers recorded net sales after nine consecutive weeks of influx, ”she explained.

Meanwhile, Shahira said local institutions recorded cumulative weekly net purchases to the tune of RM274.82 million, with local institutions as net buyers for the week except last Tuesday at RM 56.39 million, while that the biggest net purchase last Friday was RM217.98 million.

For the 2021 cumulative, Shaira said retailers were the only net buyers in the country’s stock market to the tune of RM12.14 billion.

“Meanwhile, local institutions and foreign investors were net sellers to the tune of RM 8.99 billion and RM 3.15 billion respectively.

“In terms of participation, retail investors, local institutions and foreign investors recorded weekly movements of 12.85%, 26.32% and -12.3% respectively in average daily commercial value,” he said. -she adds.

On a related note, Shahira said that Nestlé (Malaysia) Bhd recorded the highest net cash inflow of RM 5.18 million last week, followed by Top Glove Corp Bhd, which recorded the second highest net cash inflow at RM 2.77 million, while Sime Darby Bhd recorded the third highest net cash inflow at RM 2.52 million.

On the other hand, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) recorded the largest net cash outflow of RM 4.01 million last week. Next is MyEG Services Bhd, which recorded the second largest net cash outflow of RM2.86 million in the week, while CIMB Group Holdings Bhd recorded the third largest net cash outflow of 2 , RM14 million.

Best KLCI performance in the last week of 2021

According to MIDF Research, the majority of stock markets around the world finished in the green zone last week despite concerns about inflationary pressures in 2022.

The research firm said it should be noted that among the markets it has tracked, the FBM KLCI was the best performer last week, rising another 3.37% to close at 1,567.53 points. .

Shahira said the better performance of the local stock exchange was due to bullish economic data, namely Malaysia’s main index which rose for the second month in a row, albeit at a slower pace of 0.3% in year-on-year change (year-on-year) in October 2021.

This, she added, comes on top of Malaysia’s total trade, which grew a further 34.9 percent year-on-year to a record high of RM 205.5 billion in November 2021, following a sustained expansion of exports and imports.

“While keeping our gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2021 unchanged at 3.7%, we expect the growth outlook to be brighter, with Malaysia’s GDP expected to grow by 6% in 2022.

“The recovery momentum is expected to continue as the economic reopening will support continued growth in domestic consumer activity.

“In addition, we expect that improving business prospects and growing demand will prompt companies to increase their production and investment activities next year,” Shahira added.


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Outrage as people selling Lateral Flow kits for £ 100 on eBay and marketplaces https://groverchamber.com/outrage-as-people-selling-lateral-flow-kits-for-100-on-ebay-and-marketplaces/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 14:18:02 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/outrage-as-people-selling-lateral-flow-kits-for-100-on-ebay-and-marketplaces/ People are trying to sell side flow kits for £ 100 amid a shortage across the UK. Scalpers sell them in marketplaces like eBay and Facebook as well as online auction houses with the goal of making a quick buck. Selling lateral flow kits is prohibited on eBay and in most markets, but some sellers […]]]>

People are trying to sell side flow kits for £ 100 amid a shortage across the UK.

Scalpers sell them in marketplaces like eBay and Facebook as well as online auction houses with the goal of making a quick buck.

Selling lateral flow kits is prohibited on eBay and in most markets, but some sellers are still trying to bend the rules.

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Demand for lateral flow is high following an increase in omicron cases and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had urged people to take a coronavirus test before leaving for New Years Eve.

The UK’s Health Safety Agency has announced that eight million kits will be made available to pharmacies – but many appear to be finding their way online to be sold for a profit.

Men found the generally free test kits for sale on Facebook, eBay, and even a Stockport-based online auction house.

Meanwhile, a person on Facebook was selling lateral flow tests for £ 5 each.

Posting on the Didsbury M20 group, the person wrote: ’12 lateral flow tests for sale. £ 5 per box, but it will cost more than one. “

Responding to the list, one person posted, “You should give them away for free to people in need, not hoarding them for your own selfish gain!”

Another wrote: “What a shame of you. There is a dearth of these tests ”.

When someone asked if the ad was a joke, the seller replied, “There is no joke, they are in short supply right now, so if you need them a five is ‘is not much ”.



A lateral flow test was briefly listed on eBay for £ 100 on Wednesday (December 29) before being removed

An image of an ‘unused and sealed’ box of lateral flow testing was shared on social media, showing it offered for £ 100 on Wednesday (December 29) before it was taken down.

Another box of rapid antigen tests was also reportedly on sale for £ 9.99, which was also quickly taken off the site.

eBay said COVID-19 tests were banned for sale on its platform and that there were “currently no lateral flow tests available for purchase” on the site.

An eBay spokesperson said: “COVID-19 tests are prohibited for sale on eBay.

“We condemn anyone attempting to resell the COVID tests provided by the NHS.

“We have filters in place to prevent these tests from making it to the platform, and our policy team also regularly monitors these items and anyone that does in-place is immediately removed. “

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K-State virtual workshops on selling food directly to consumers offered https://groverchamber.com/k-state-virtual-workshops-on-selling-food-directly-to-consumers-offered/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 23:04:55 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/k-state-virtual-workshops-on-selling-food-directly-to-consumers-offered/ MANHATTAN, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will be offering virtual workshops from Jan.31 to Feb.4, 2022, to assist vendors and managers at farmers’ markets, as well as those who wish to sell food products directly to consumers. The workshop series consists of four lunch and e-learning sessions, followed […]]]>

MANHATTAN, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will be offering virtual workshops from Jan.31 to Feb.4, 2022, to assist vendors and managers at farmers’ markets, as well as those who wish to sell food products directly to consumers. The workshop series consists of four lunch and e-learning sessions, followed by a half-day virtual workshop. Select K-State research and extension offices will be offering in-person monitoring evenings for the February 4 half-day workshop.

“Over the past two years, we’ve seen an increase in people’s enthusiasm for locally sourced foods, and these workshops will address common questions and concerns of farmers and small businesses who are seizing these opportunities to reach out to them. local consumers, ”said Londa Nwadike, food safety specialist with K-State Research and Extension and the University of Missouri. “It is also important for farmers to understand certain legal, safety and financial parameters before choosing to sell direct to the consumer or at a farmers market. In 2021, 89 Farmers’ Markets were registered with KDA’s Central Farmer’s Market Registry.

The dates and topics for each Lunch and Learn online session are as follows:

Monday January 31 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m .: Food security for value-added food products

Tuesday February 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m .: Sales tax, food packaging and maintenance of your certified scales

Wednesday February 2, noon to 1 p.m .: Meat and Poultry, Kansas Value Added Meats Lab

Thursday February 3, noon to 1 p.m.: Accept EBT / SNAP and double food dollars

The half-day virtual workshop on Friday February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will cover topics such as how to market your market and stand, how to identify common legal risks, senior farmers market nutrition program, vegetable production, From the country of Kansas program and resources available from KSRE. Keynote speaker Brian Coppom, Colorado Department of Agriculture, will also discuss best practices for business success when it comes to farmers’ markets.

KDA’s Weights and Measures program will offer free scale certification with a paid registration for an online workshop.

Registration for the January / February virtual workshops is now open. The cost is $ 5 per participant. Register on www.fromthelandofkansas.com/FMWorkshop.

For more information contact Janelle Dobbins, KDA From the country of Kansas Marketing Manager, at 785-564-6759 or depuisthelandofkansas@ks.gov. The workshops are funded by the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops, the Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

KDA is committed to providing an environment that enhances and encourages the economic growth of the Kansas agriculture industry and economy. Kansas Farmers Markets not only provide a source of fresh food, but also boost the local economy. Kansas Ag’s Growth Strategy identified training for small businesses through workshops as a key growth outcome for the specialty crop industry. Farmer’s Market / Direct-to-Consumer Workshops will provide education through partnerships to help increase the success of Kansas farmers, ranchers and agri-food businesses.


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Selling the Past: Taylor Fascinates as an Antique Dealer | Community https://groverchamber.com/selling-the-past-taylor-fascinates-as-an-antique-dealer-community/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/selling-the-past-taylor-fascinates-as-an-antique-dealer-community/ David Taylor was born to be an antique dealer. He can’t remember a time when he didn’t like old furniture, he said this week in his David P. Taylor Antiques store at 227 St. Ann St. “My grandparents had antiques when I was young,” Taylor said. “They liked old, heavy furniture that was made much […]]]>

David Taylor was born to be an antique dealer.

He can’t remember a time when he didn’t like old furniture, he said this week in his David P. Taylor Antiques store at 227 St. Ann St.

“My grandparents had antiques when I was young,” Taylor said. “They liked old, heavy furniture that was made much better than modern furniture. So I grew up with it. “

When her grandfather died, Taylor’s grandmother wanted to move to town.

She had a lot of furniture and not enough room for it in her new house.

Thus, Taylor acquired some of the furniture from his grandparents.

The love of antique furniture has “always been with me,” he said.

But just because it’s an antique doesn’t mean Taylor wants it.

“I don’t like Victorian sofas,” he said. “They are not very comfortable.

Furniture is his main interest, but Taylor also collects and sells 19th-century art and a number of household items, such as bed warmers, an appliance for roasting chestnuts over an open fire, and a tortoiseshell case. from 1834 to hold tiny surgeon blades to bleed people. .

“I have been collecting and selling for 35 years,” he said. “I have attended countless antique exhibitions in Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio and all over Kentucky. I still attend three or four a year.

The largest piece currently in Taylor’s store is a sideboard or sideboard that was made in 1817.

It stands nearly six feet tall and weighs so much that three men had to work to load it onto Taylor’s truck when he bought it from a warehouse in Louisville, where it had been stored for more than five decades.

It was once owned by Wilson Wyatt, who served as mayor of Louisville from 1941 to 1945 and lieutenant governor of Kentucky from 1959 to 1963.

A sideboard or sideboard has been designed to store crockery, cutlery and linens for formal and special occasions. They also served as a surface for placing dishes or trays of food.

Most of the furniture he buys takes a lot of work before Taylor puts it on his store floor.

“I cook furniture polish in a slow cooker at home,” he said.

Taylor said, “Everywhere I go, I stop to look at antiques. When my wife and I go to Florida, she gets on a plane and I drive, so I can stop and look for things. One year, I came back with a full trailer.

He said, “I’d rather find things in a barn than buy them from someone else. I found some tips. I once bought the entire contents of an attic.

Florida, said Taylor, “is a great place for antiques. People move there from across the country when they retire and they bring their stuff with them. I found three pieces from Kentucky at an auction in Naples.

Although he focuses on Kentucky furniture and art, he owns two large grandfather clocks from England and Scotland.

“I’ve had furniture that sold for between $ 5,000 and $ 6,000 and artwork that sold for between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000,” Taylor said.

Taylor, who has taught for 38 years, opened the store at 119 W. Third St. seven years ago.

He moved around the corner to the current location two years ago.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Is recycling old cars, instead of selling them abroad, better for the planet? https://groverchamber.com/is-recycling-old-cars-instead-of-selling-them-abroad-better-for-the-planet/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:40:18 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/is-recycling-old-cars-instead-of-selling-them-abroad-better-for-the-planet/ The theory has always been that, on the whole, it is better to keep an old car running than to throw it away and buy a new one. A new car would likely be cleaner in the exhaust, but it would come at a carbon cost in terms of manufacturing, shipping and more. Electric cars […]]]>

The theory has always been that, on the whole, it is better to keep an old car running than to throw it away and buy a new one. A new car would likely be cleaner in the exhaust, but it would come at a carbon cost in terms of manufacturing, shipping and more.

Electric cars seemed to tip the scales, although there had been arguments over the carbon intensity of electric car production, especially since batteries require such high energy inputs and d ‘significant extraction of precious metals.

With the country on track to meet its goal of one million electric vehicles in circulation by 2030, our current fleet of diesel and gasoline models will become obsolete much sooner.

The average age of a car on Irish roads is now close to nine, but as the public’s appetite for electric propulsion increases, internal combustion models will become much less desirable.

What we should avoid is flogging these cars overseas to countries with less stringent environmental laws. In 2020, the issue of heavily polluting used cars shipped to Africa was raised. According to a BBC report, of 14 million used cars shipped to African countries from the United States, Europe and Japan, around 80 percent “did not meet minimum safety and environmental standards. in exporting countries ”. Basically we are exporting our smog.

To be fair, Ireland doesn’t export as many used cars. According to the National Transfrontier Shipment Office (NTFSO), which is part of Dublin City Council, Ireland exported just 133 used vehicles to Africa in 2019, and only 88 were shipped in 2020.

“Exporting used vehicles from Ireland to African countries is a long established practice,” the office said. “NTFSO inspects these shipments to ensure the vehicles are in working order and suitable for shipment as a used vehicle. The statistics refer only to vehicles which have been inspected by the NTFSO and as such do not represent the total number of used vehicles exported from Ireland.

In other words, there could be a lot more vehicles being shipped that just haven’t been inspected.

A study on the shipment of cars to African countries by the Dutch Inspectorate for the Human Environment and Transport found: “These vehicles emit 90% more emissions because they do not meet the minimum standard. of Euro4 emissions.

The cars are older and therefore simply weren’t subject to higher emission standards; with age, wear and tear, more pollutants are emitted; and many of the cars shipped will have been stripped of emission control equipment. Catalytic converters – which use high-value metals like palladium to filter out the worst exhaust gases – will certainly have been phased out.

Recycling

The answer is to start recycling these cars. Doing so could create a significant opportunity for Ireland. Obviously, it is better that this recycling work be done locally when a car has reached the end of its useful life (what is known as an end-of-life vehicle, or ELV) rather than just sending out shipments. vehicles that have died abroad to be reused or recycled.

“There is not yet a complete circular system for vehicles and this represents an opportunity for us here in Ireland,” says Elena Wrelton, environmental compliance manager at ELV Environmental Services CLG (Elves). “It cannot be denied that vehicle recycling has reached impressive levels. However, the recycling process to date has tended to turn high-quality metal and plastic from discarded vehicles into cookie boxes and fence posts. Recycling, yes, but not the high-quality, high-value-added recycling desired in a circular economy.

Jaguar Land Rover has spearheaded the Reality Project to recycle the aluminum from their cars into new cars, a closed loop in the circular economy. Renault has started using materials from old seat belts to make trim for its new Zoe electric car and uses over 50kg of recycled plastics in Space (only in Europe).

Other manufacturers are looking to incorporate low value materials from other waste streams. Volvo, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover have started using Econyl, a recycled fiber from old fishing nets in their new cars. Fiat also does this in the upholstery of its new 500th under the playful name of Seaqual.

It all helps but, Wrelton says, we need to focus more, in a political sense, on how we use, reuse and recycle cars and their components.

“When something goes wrong, like an accident or mechanical breakdown, repairing has become increasingly difficult due to advances in technology, thus limiting the market for reuse,” she says. “So how do we take these signs of change to the next level? This requires creating a demand for circular products and services. In our current system, neither the economy nor what we know to be “environmentally correct” can be relied on to create the necessary change.

“Change requires the creation of demand either through incentives or through binding legislation. As a company, we have been inspired to drive safe and modern cars that are fuel efficient. More recently, the push has shifted to electric cars, BIK exemptions, subsidies, and impending diesel and gasoline vehicle bans, all aimed at spurring the transition. On the other hand, consumers are discouraged from driving older cars through emissions taxes, while insurance policies are not issued for young people driving older vehicles. “

According to Elves, Ireland has for the first time achieved the two recycling targets set out in the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive. This meant 86.37% reuse and recycling, 95.17% when other forms of recovery are included. The recently released figures for 2019 show further improvement with 87.43% and 95.21% being the current levels of reuse and recycling and reuse, recycling and other recoveries respectively.

As always, there is still more to do. “The rise of electric vehicles will dramatically change the circular economy of vehicles,” Wrelton says. “They have the potential to last much longer than cars of yore, having fewer moving parts. The longevity of electric vehicle batteries, often identified as a weak point, exceeds initial expectations and they have high potential for reuse. in other high added value applications such as energy storage.

“New and improved recycling technologies for batteries are also developing rapidly. Car manufacturers are getting more and more involved. VW is developing a recovery and recycling operation in Salzgitter, and Renault has also announced a partnership with Solvay and Veolia to create a battery recycling process. The intention of these projects is to create circular closed loops, with materials from used batteries being recycled into new batteries.

“This creates high value-added recycling and also helps address the challenges faced by manufacturers sourcing high-impact raw materials from regions with questionable human rights records.

“Change is happening in the auto industry, whether it is driven by incentives, legislation or consumer habits. If we want this change to be circular, there is no quick fix. The lifecycle of the vehicle will need to be examined to understand where beneficial circular loops can be created and what interventions are needed to support them. Equally important will be the cultural change needed and should not be underestimated. ”

Car manufacturers

Even the automakers are getting into the recycling law. Recently, Mini enlisted fashion designer Paul Smith – whose signature stripes have already appeared on the company’s cars – to help create the Mini Strip. It is – for now – a unique and customized version of an electric Mini Cooper SE, but one that the Smith and Mini design department has reduced to the essentials. With the exception of a few small Paul Smith badges, this Mini looks so simple it’s almost like it’s been left in the bare metal. In fact, this is quite correct – other than a thin transparent film sprayed to protect against corrosion, it is bare metal – with grind marks and imperfections that are normally painted.

Even the wheel arch extensions and exterior components were secured with screw and bolt heads left exposed. Some of the plastic exterior trims were 3D printed using recycled plastic, salvaged from the sea. Meanwhile, the grille trims and aero wheel trims are made from recycled plexiglass, as is the huge panoramic sunroof.

Inside, almost all trim has been removed except for the dashboard itself, the top of the dashboard, and the rear shelf. Everything else you see is the exposed steel of the car’s construction, albeit painted in Smith’s signature dark blue tint. The large screen that occupies the center of a standard Mini’s dashboard has been removed and in its place is a simple cell phone holder, which connects your phone to the car and turns it into the Mini’s media center.

The seats are not leather, but are a simple woven fabric. The floor mats are made from recycled rubber. The panels that cover the dashboard and the door tops are made from recycled cork. According to Mini: “Due to the recyclability of cork and its status as a renewable raw material that actually fixes carbon dioxide during its production, there is potential here to reduce greenhouse gases.

There is bicycle handlebar tape on the rim of the steering wheel, not leather, while the airbag in the center of the steering wheel is covered with a simple and lightweight mesh. Again, there are screw heads visible here, and that, according to Mini, is so you could see how easy it would be to take the flywheel apart at a later date and reuse the aluminum again at a later date. inside.

The door panels receive the same mesh material that covers the airbag, while the handles are made from recycled climbing ropes, finished in a bright orange, just like the seat belts.

Smith was “incredibly grateful” for the opportunity to redesign the Mini and to have the “freedom to think sideways” on the car’s design. “Together I think we’ve created something really unique, going back to basics, cutting things down and taking the car apart.”


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South Carolina Gamecocks offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield explains more selling points to Spencer Rattler https://groverchamber.com/south-carolina-gamecocks-offensive-coordinator-marcus-satterfield-explains-more-selling-points-to-spencer-rattler/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 18:06:33 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/south-carolina-gamecocks-offensive-coordinator-marcus-satterfield-explains-more-selling-points-to-spencer-rattler/ There was the unconventional Marcus Satterfield sales pitch – telling Spencer Rattler the whole world thinks they both stink – then there were the more conventional messages. The ones that involved Satterfield throwing his NFL-style offense and telling Rattler, a former top 15 player in his class, what the Gamecocks are doing will help him […]]]>

There was the unconventional Marcus Satterfield sales pitch – telling Spencer Rattler the whole world thinks they both stink – then there were the more conventional messages.

The ones that involved Satterfield throwing his NFL-style offense and telling Rattler, a former top 15 player in his class, what the Gamecocks are doing will help him once he’s in the NFL.

Both seemed to work.

“My selling point for him, and we’ve had a few NFL quarterbacks to help us out and reach out, the importance of playing in a system where you sometimes come together and have play calls and have to have a cadence.” , Satterfield said. “It’s preparation for the next level.”

Rattler signed up for South Carolina in early December, teaming up with former Oklahoma teammate Austin Stogner and former Sooner coach Shane Beamer.

A Heisman preseason contender coming into the year, he seems the odds favorite as he sits right now to start for the Gamecocks next season and Satterfield believes Rattler will be able to absorb a lot on the NFL in his time with South Carolina, whether it be a year or two.

“Obviously Spencer is a very good player and we’re going to make him as good as possible. He has to experience something new to prepare him for the next level. The fact that we’re an NFL professional style system, he’s going to come in and get used to that, ”Satterfield said.

“When his time comes, whether it’s a year or two, he’ll be ready to roll when he steps into the rookie minicamp. I think it was huge and very attractive to him.

It will now be up to Gamecock’s offensive coaching staff to find ways to use Rattler and put him in places to thrive. Satterfield has said he hopes to use him as another former Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman winner.

“To me he’s going to look a lot like Baker Mayfield. I told him I’m sorry and not trying to compare him to the guys from Oklahoma, but he’s an athletic guy who sometimes gets under center with explosiveness, ”Satterfield said. “He will show himself under the center with his playing pass and his goalkeeper game. I think he’s going to be able to do some great things.

Rattler has completed 70.1% of his passes in his career, averaging 8.9 yards per attempt with 40 touchdowns for 12 interceptions.

He ran 127 times for 260 yards, but Satterfield said his mobility was not the same as that of Luke Doty, who is more of a runner.

“He’s got great ball skills, which for quarterbacks means how he handles the ball with transfers and feints. His creativity will improve. I think he’s a little different from Luke because Luke lets you read more area, ”he said. – Spencer isn’t. He can run and play games and he’s mobile, but he’s not really a zone reading type guy. “


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Sunset’s Maya Vander opens up about stillbirth and baby loss https://groverchamber.com/sunsets-maya-vander-opens-up-about-stillbirth-and-baby-loss/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 19:30:14 +0000 https://groverchamber.com/sunsets-maya-vander-opens-up-about-stillbirth-and-baby-loss/ After losing a baby, Sunset sale Star Maya Vander speaks out in hopes of helping other women and parents. The real estate agent and mother of two, who documented her last pregnancy in season 4 of the Netflix reality show, just shared the tragic news on Instagram two weeks ago: “Yesterday was the most difficult […]]]>

After losing a baby, Sunset sale Star Maya Vander speaks out in hopes of helping other women and parents.

The real estate agent and mother of two, who documented her last pregnancy in season 4 of the Netflix reality show, just shared the tragic news on Instagram two weeks ago: “Yesterday was the most difficult day of my life. I had a dead child at 38 weeks. I’ve always heard of it but never imagined that I would be part of the statistics. Instead of delivering a baby, I go home with a keepsake box. “

When Vander spoke to ELLE.com last week, she was still figuring out her next steps after losing her baby, Mason. “I look like a brothel here,” she explains when calling the cemetery, where she would choose a plaque for her child. She faces loss “one minute at a time”; She and her husband, David Miller, have done their best to stay strong for their two-and-a-half-year-old son Aiden and 19-month-old daughter Elle. “Even with my two kids,” said Vander, “I still have this big void, that something is missing.” Still, she wanted to share her story.

Opening up on what happened, Vander reveals, “A few days before I lost the baby, I felt less movement. I went to a private ultrasound … Normal heartbeat, baby was moving. So at that point, I’m like, ‘I’m just paranoid. Clearly I’m two weeks away from delivery, probably less room to move. And that’s why I feel the baby is moving less. She continues: “Four days later. And I could still feel the baby moving, here and there. Not as much, but I still felt some movement. And then when I went to the checkup, I put the Doppler on my stomach, [the doctor] I just couldn’t find a heartbeat.

At 38 weeks pregnant, she knew something was wrong. “At that point, I just had a really bad feeling. And then I went to the clinic for an ultrasound, and they confirmed [there was] no heartbeat, the baby was practically dead. Because she was so close to her due date, Vander had to deliver her baby, knowing he was no longer alive. “So within three hours I was already in the hospital practically ready for childbirth.”

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Stillbirth is not yet widely discussed, although it affects as much as one in 160 births in the United States. every year. “It’s a traumatic experience for both dad and mom, and people don’t talk about it because it’s so traumatic,” Vander told ELLE. However, now that more and more women are open about the loss of babies, from Meghan Markle to Chrissy Teigen, the world has a better understanding of this once taboo subject.

“When Chrissy Teigen has opened up about the loss of her baby, I saw it, ”Vander says. “… I looked at his photos with the baby and I hope to do the same.” Maybe it will help other women. I hope that in time I can come back and say, “I went through this, and look at me now and where I am”. But right now everything is so fresh. Explaining how she feels, Vander explains, “I mean, yeah, I lost a grandparent, but that’s a different kind of heartbreak. He’s still your child.

The silence around stillbirth can make many people feel unduly ashamed or in some way responsible, but that needs to change. Vander tells us, “I tend to blame myself, and [think] “I could have been more careful” and “Why couldn’t I save him?” And so on, and all these crazy thoughts running through my head. She continues: “So to all women, know that it is not our fault. It is no one’s fault. And unfortunately, we are in this statistical number bad luck … and I’m trying to convince myself by saying this, but I really hope anyone who reads my story or has experienced this knows that it’s not their fault.

“I mean, yeah, I lost a grandparent, but that’s a different kind of heartache. He’s still your child.”

With a worldwide audience following her every move on Netflix and beyond, Vander knew she had the potential to reach a lot of people. But talking about the loss of her son was far from an easy decision. “Obviously, being on a TV show, you’re exposed. You are exposing your life. People know what’s going on with you, ”she says. “I obviously filmed pregnancy photoshoots for season 5 [of Selling Sunset], my baby shower … And that’s unfortunately part of the public’s attention; you are sharing things that you might not otherwise share.

However, Vander has already seen the positive effect reality TV can have, especially in its ability to tell real-life stories that connect with viewers in a very palpable way. “I share my pregnancies on the show,” she explains. “Before that… I had two miscarriages. I have had a lot of women approach me, and I gave them hope because then they saw that I was pregnant again. His goal is to be able to start over. “And I hope if I share my story people can relate to.”

Filming for Season 5 has already ended, but Vander might be willing to share the loss of his baby on Sunset sale in the future. “If they wanted me to do it, and they would like to film something like that?” Yes, I agree to share it. She explains: “I am a very open person. I share things. I don’t flirt with situations. I’m not hiding things … I feel like it’s happening and this is reality and this is real life.

While his future on Sunset sale is not clear – “I probably won’t be a full-fledged actor just because logistically it will be difficult” – her friendships with the cast last, and she found great support in all of them afterward. her loss, especially new mom Christine Quinn. “Christine had a terrible situation in [the] delivery [of her baby]”Says Vander.” … And I said to Christine, I know you had a traumatic birth experience and thank goodness you are safe and your baby is safe but it could have ended there. where I am right now. “The rest of the cast and crew have been equally loving and supportive, with Vander receiving several flower and food deliveries on a daily basis.” Honestly, I’m shocked. I wasn’t expecting that. And it warms my heart that people care.

Maya Vander with her two children, Elle and Aiden.

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The real estate agent has also found a connection with people posting their own experiences online, openly discussing stillbirth and the loss of a baby. “Honestly, looking at videos of women who went through this and had children after… These women moved on. And they love their lost child, but they have kids and they’re happy and they’re just in a better place right now. So it helps me to know that, maybe not next week, not next month, but maybe a few months later the pain will be less intense.

In the midst of his grief, Vander doesn’t know what will come next. “I’ll take it one day at a time. And I hope that in a few months I will be in a better position to decide, do I really want another baby or not? It is the difficult decision to make. She is not yet ready to make a decision. “Because my first initial thought is that I’m not young, is it?” So I hope I can get pregnant again. But also to be pregnant again, [means] nine months of anxiety, anxiety and trauma. And do I really want to relive this?

Right now, her priority is to honor her son. When I ask her what she wants people to know about her experience, she replies: “Just this Mason, [when] he was born, he looked healthy like a normal baby, and nothing to indicate what happened. He looked like his brother, which means to my husband, all my kids look exactly like my husband. And he just looked like a normal baby that was ready to be born, a perfect size, everything was perfect. So that’s what I want people to know.

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