BP swings back to profit but coronavirus weighs on demand

first_img whatsapp Chief executive Bernard Looney said the company was “performing while transforming” despite operating in “a challenging environment”. Michael Hewson, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets, said: “With oil prices unlikely to move much above $50 a barrel in the near future and the pandemic hollowing out demand, the drive towards renewables and other alternative sources of energy is now likely to speed up. 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Tuesday 27 October 2020 9:27 am Tags: BP Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Susannah Streeter said that while BP’s results were “a stark improvement” on the previous quarter, there were plenty of challenges ahead for the oil major.  BP will kick off a £500m share buyback programme in the second quarter. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: BP swings back to profit but coronavirus weighs on demand It will also build as much renewable energy capacity – 50 gigawatts – in 10 years than currently exists in the UK. Show Comments ▼ Share Anna Menin and Edward Thicknesse BP transition ‘like turning around a supertanker’ Global oil prices now stand at $41, but in order to break even BP needs to sell its barrels at a price of $42 each. The oil major’s refining margin of $6.20 per barrel was up slightly from the previous quarter but less than half of what it was a year earlier. Underlying profit at BP’s downstream business was $636 million – a third of the level seen a year earlier. BP returned to a small profit in the third quarter, but warned the pace of recovery from Covid-19 remains uncertain as the pandemic weighs on fuel demand and refining profits. “BP’s future financial performance, including cash flows, net debt and gearing, will be impacted by the extent and duration of the current market conditions,” the company added. “The ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to create a volatile and challenging trading environment,” BP said in a statement. whatsapp BP shares rose 1.8 per cent in morning trading following the results. The firm’s shares are down more than 50 per cent this year and remain near 25-year lows, battered by concerns over oil demand during the pandemic as well as investor concerns about BP’s ability to successfully shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels. The board held the firm’s dividend at 5.25 cents per share after last quarter saw payouts cut for the first time in a decade. The oil major reported a profit of $86m (£66m) profit for the three months to 30 September, beating analysts’ expectations of a $120m loss. The results follow a record $6.7bn loss in the second quarter. “The reality is the investment required will need to be a lot higher than has traditionally been the norm. The company is planning to cut headcount by around 10,000 in the coming months at a cost of around $1.4bn spread over the next couple of years. BP will kick off a £500m share buyback programme in the second quarter. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: BP swings back to profit but coronavirus weighs on demand Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data BP will kick off a £500m share buyback programme in the second quarter. 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Across the next decade, BP is planning to increase its low carbon invest tenfold by 2030 to $5bn. “It is difficult to predict when current supply and demand imbalances will be resolved and what the ultimate impact of Covid-19 will be.” BP swings back to profit but coronavirus weighs on demand last_img read more

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Mistress America at Sundance NEXT FEST

first_imgCelebrityEntertainment IndustryFilmMistress America at Sundance NEXT FESTThere was more than one debut on the opening night of the film and music celebrationBy Kari Mozena – August 10, 2015594ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBefore the L.A. premiere of writer/director Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America at Sundance NEXT FEST, Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper shared an exciting piece of news. “Film L.A. has made a commitment to waive the Film L.A. permit fee for Sundance supported artists filming in Los Angeles,” he said joyfully. All those who had gathered at The Ace Theatre Downtown erupted into cheers. “This is an amazing thing,” he continued, “and it’s fantastic to offer this to our filmmakers so they shoot more in L.A.” Shortly after, director Taylor Cohen and the band Super Humanoids debuted the music video for their new song “Anxious in Venice.” “It’s very rare these days to see music videos on screens this big,” Cohen said.Baumbach then took to the stage with Mistress America co-writer/lead actress Greta Gerwig and lead actress Lola Kirke. “When introducing a movie, I always find it’s good to talk for as long as possible,” he joked. “So …you’re going to watch the movie. This is Greta, and Lola, Trevor, Noah.” Kirke and Gerwig are fantastic in the smart flick about two soon-to-be stepsisters, which feels like a 2015 version of a John Cassavetes/John Hughes film. And in case there wasn’t enough coolness happening, Sky Ferreira hopped onstage after the film to sing for the crowd, which included indie darlings Mark and Jay Duplass, Miranda July, and Jason Reitman.Fox Searchlight’s Mistress America hits theatres on August 14th.     TAGSNoah BaumbachMiranda JulyMark DuplassJay DuplassJason ReitmanPrevious articleSalt & Straw to Start Scooping in the Arts District and Abbot KinneyNext article19 Designers Are Sharing a Single Fall Inspiration: LACMAKari Mozena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAdam Driver Flees ‘Fresh Air’ Interview at the Sound of His Own VoiceThe Triumphant Return of Vidiots Is a Huge Win for Movie LoversParty Shot: Richard Linklater and Jack Black at Everybody Wants Some!!last_img read more

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George Osborne to avoid post-election cuts debate by ducking out of Treasury Questions finale

first_img Express KCS Monday 9 March 2015 10:33 pm Labour claims George Osborne is trying to avoid debating the cuts planned in the event of a Conservative election victory, after learning that the chancellor will not be at the last Treasury questions session before the General Election. Osborne will be attending the Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers instead.Shadow chancellor Ed Balls only learned Osborne would not be answering questions from him and other MPs late yesterday evening. The EU meeting is a long standing commitment, and often a junior treasury minister attends instead. If Osborne is not going to be present for Treasury questions, he normally gives Balls more notice than he received yesterday.Balls wrote to Osborne, asking questions about potential post-election cuts. He wrote: “The Conservative party has today failed to contest a single point of Labour’s analysis. You have instead chosen to dishonestly claim that your plans will lead to a total £30bn of cuts when the real figure is more than double this.”Balls also asks questions on the spending cuts required in order for Osborne to meet his target of a budget surplus by 2019-20. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Sharecenter_img whatsapp George Osborne to avoid post-election cuts debate by ducking out of Treasury Questions finale Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndo Tags: General Election 2015 George Osborne Peoplelast_img read more

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USF will reopen campus for fall semester

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“As we navigate these next important steps, I wish to express my thanks for the many ways that USF continues to demonstrate a commitment to community. I’m grateful for the hard work, dedication and continued vigilance of our students, faculty and staff,” he said.“We are encouraged by the latest information and modeling that provides an increasingly optimistic outlook for a return to more in-person activities sometime this summer and by the fall,” said Donna J. Petersen, the chair of the USF COVID-19 Task Force and dean of the USF College of Public Health.  “While it makes sense to plan for the summer and fall semesters now, in the coming months we must remain vigilant and committed to safe practices, including wearing face coverings and physical distancing, in order to get ahead of the virus and drive down the numbers more quickly.” RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: Covid-19USF Florida Department of Health will no longer release daily COVID-19 data June 8, 2021 COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)– The University of South Florida announced a full return to in-person learning on campus, in the Fall 2021 semester. USF President Steve Currall made the announcement on Wednesday to students, faculty and staff. Currall said the university “will actively work with employees and employee stakeholder groups to develop a flexible framework to safely return to in-person duties and responsibilities,” as reported by WFLA.The university will monitor public health data and prioritize safety, according to Currall. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Moment in Time: A look back to the school days in Killeshin NS in 2009

first_img Rugby Happy with their work at Killeshin NS. Who doesn’t love a Moment in Time?Most people probably are experiencing the fear of seeing old photographs of themselves in their most youthful days.This week we go back to 2009 to Killeshin NS.Alf Harvey went out and got photos of the students on a cold Jaunary day.Also on that week in Laois that year Cinderella was the pantomine that took to the Dunamaise Theatre.In sports news that week, Emo GAA luanched a €600k development plan while Heywood was crowned South Leinster Junior hurling champions thanks to a 0-13 to 1-7 win over Scoil Bhride, Carnew.Sarsfields also held their dinner dance while charity horse ride also took place to raise fund for Rath N.S.Check out some of these photos to see if you can recognise anyone in them. Artists Shane Dowling, Feargal Ward and Shane Monaghan. Facebook Smilers in junior infants. Community 1 of 47 WhatsApp Artists in 6th class. Ms. Shiels with some of her 1st class at Killeshin NS. Enjoying school at Killeshin NS. Jack Hickey with a clay model of his dad John at Killeshin NS. Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Enjoying their work at Killeshin NS. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Time out for the camera. At work at Killeshin NS. Senior infants. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleFour-try Scully helps Portlaoise crush Navan in Towns Cup openerNext articleFormer Arles-Killeen footballer set to become Laois U-20 manager Julie Anne MillerLaoisToday’s main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan’s at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She’s willing to talk about anything – except football! And try not to laugh too hard at the young faces looking back at you.We have a serious vault of other images – you could be next!SEE ALSO – Long delays for Laois broadband raised in the Dail Twitter Junior infants at Killeshin NS. Moment in Time: A look back to the school days in Killeshin NS in 2009 Artists at work. Junior infants at work at Killeshin NS. Pinterestcenter_img Proud baker Sadbh Feehan with Ms. Condron at Killeshin NS. Community WhatsApp Being creative at Killeshin NS. Friends in junior infants. Down to work at Killeshin NS. Facebook Pinterest Football fans at Killeshin NS. Shauna Kennedy has thumbs up for 1 st class at Killeshin NS. Art time in 6th class. Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: A look back to the school days in Killeshin… We Are LaoisMoment in Time Proud of their work at Killeshin NS. TAGSMoment in Time By Julie Anne Miller – 28th January 2018 Busy at work in 1st class. All friends at Killeshin NS. Smiling for the camera. Happy junior infants. Happy with their work at Killeshin NS. The green schools committee at Killeshin NS. 3rd class at PE. At work at Killeshin NS. Adam Dowling and Adam Delaney all smiles in senior infants at Killeshin NS. Blowing bubbles in senior infants, Kerri Holden, Emer McDermott and Siobhan Moore at Killeshin NS. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

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Storm Troopers Turn to Bribery

first_img SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facing the end of their deployment, the Storm Trooper Units in North Hamkyung Province and elsewhere across the Sino-North Korean border have reportedly bent to the lure of self-enrichment, according to sources.Storm Troopers who were previously even competitive as to who could crack down the hardest are now seeking out the same smugglers they once attempted to control, much to the wry amusement of local people.A Yangkang Province source who spoke with The Daily NK this morning explained, “The Storm Troopers colors have been revealed in the final phase of the investigation. Once merciless and cold-blooded, they are secretly going to the homes of smugglers along the Amrok (Yalu) River at night to get bribes.”According to sources from Onsung and Saebyeol in North Hamkyung Province and Hyesan in Yangkang Province, the Storm Troopers are now engaged in a phased withdrawal from most areas.One such source explained, “Prior to their withdrawal, military officials are going to smugglers they have met in the course of their duties to request stuff like watermelon and other fruit, candies and sweets or to order children’s clothes and shoes.” Soldiers are also apparently requesting innerwear and watches, away from the watching eyes of cadres.With only one week left before the traditional Chuseok (Korean ‘Thanksgiving’) holiday, soldiers about to finish their tasks and return to base appear to be obtaining from smugglers the things they need for their Chuseok festivities.Ordinary people are hardly surprised by this, though, and many recall the old Korean proverb, “For the downstream water to be clean, the upstream water must also be clean.”“The inspecting officers and other soldiers are obstinately demanding bribes while the people openly complain and swear at them,” the source said, adding, “Older traders say, ‘We thought these would be clean guys without an eye for a bribe, faithful to the Party, but they are all the same. If these are the chosen few, then the state of this country’s military is no surprise.” Commenting on the situation, one defector The Daily NK spoke to noted, “Kim Jong Eun might as well just make more anti-socialists. North Korea’s inspections just teach people to ignore the laws of the land.”North Korea has for many years been a place of many inspections and crackdowns, both from the security forces and from the Party. However, every time there is a crackdown of some kind, shortly before it is due to end and those charged with carrying it out are to leave, they set about making sure they have something to show for their effort, just as is happening now. News By Lee Seok Young – 2011.09.02 5:15pm AvatarLee Seok Young Facebook Twittercenter_img Storm Troopers Turn to Bribery North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News News NewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

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Squid over state to fight MERS

first_img SHARE By Choi Song Min – 2015.06.29 3:05pm While the North Korean authorities step upefforts to ward off MERS, residents, distrustful of the state’s policies andability to block the disease, are resorting to folk remedies to stay healthy,Daily NK has learned.   “These days, citizens are applying various preventativemeasures in order to deal with MERS, rampant in South Chosun [South Korea],” asource from South Hamkyung Province told Daily NK on the 28th. “Squid waseffective in treating paratyphoid, which wreaked havoc on North Korea a decadeago, and there are many who are seeking out the cephalopods again.” When paratyphoid swept over the country inthe past, eating boiled squid from the East Sea became known among residents as a miraclecure, reportedly putting patients on the fast track to recovery and helping them regaintheir appetite; these results fed the notion of squid as a panacea among the population,according to the source. “The citizens think that squid will be justas effective to treat MERS because the state cited fever as one of theaffliction’s main symptoms– just like paratyphoid,” she explained. Paratyphoid is an acute infectious diseasecaused by bacteria known as Salmonella enterica. It affects the digestivesystem and is similar to typhoid in that it riddles those afflicted with infection and inflammation of the stomach. After a latent period, it can present symptoms ranging from fever and rash to headaches and diarrhea. She conceded that while there is absolutelyno “scientific evidence pointing to how a salty, boiled soup of squid iseffective in curing infectious diseases that entail high fever, vomiting, anddiarrhea,” she herself cannot deny its salubrious effects;by partaking in this squid broth, she overcame similar symptoms within two to threedays been cured of the same ailments within two or three days in the past. She also attested to having seen the same effects in others.  This reporter has also benefited from theeffects of this remedy for something similar during his time in North Korea. These beliefs render state lectures on hygieneand food sanitation of little comfort to the population; most havelong lost faith in the state’s crumbling medical system and are fully preparedto devise their own methods to cope with medical threats.  “Citizens in this place cannot get provisions of treatment drugs even when various infectious diseases spread. So they actively use these folk remedies rather than listening to the authorities,” she explained, adding that the East Sea is replete with squid, bringing relief to many who feel equipped to combat a potential infiltration of MERS.The protracted nature of these views, she added, is yet another situationthat can be ascribed to a solid foundation of social distrust regardinganything the Ministry of Health says or does–even if the advice is sound. “There has not been a problem so far, butthe possibility for infectious diseases to spread rapidly always remains since folk remedies are far from scientifically verified [for prevention andtreatment],” she pointed out.*The content of this article was broadcast to the North Korean people via Unification Media Group. Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Squid over state to fight MERS AvatarChoi Song Min US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

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$102 Million for Tourism Product Development

first_imgRelated$102 Million for Tourism Product Development FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Sums totalling more than $102.6 million have been allocated to the Ministry of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture for the tourism product development and services portfolio.This is contained in the 2006/07 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Of this amount, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has been allocated more than $77.5 million for training, beautification projects, property maintenance, the visitor information programme and sustainable environmental and tourism projects.The $3 million grant allocated to training will facilitate the hosting of seminars in areas such as customer service, tour guiding skills, heritage tourism, life saving skills, foreign languages, private security training and workplace literacy.The sum of $20 million allotted to beautification projects will be used primarily to improve the environment and physical attractiveness of the main resort areas. A major focus of this activity will be the implementation of beautification projects in Kingston and on the South Coast.More than $20.70 million was granted for the maintenance of properties, which were formerly owned by the Jamaica Attraction and Development Company (JADCo) and the Recreational Development Company (RDC). The Tourism Product Development Company is now in charge of these properties.Meanwhile, some $13.83 million was granted to the Visitor Information Programme. The main thrust of this programme, is the provision of visitor information services.Sustainable Environmental and Tourism Projects benefited from a $20 million grant, which will be used for the sustained development and improvement of the environment in the major resort towns, to facilitate upgrade and beautification works in these areas.In the meanwhile, the Jamaica Reservation Services (JRS) received more than $25 million for use in direction and administration. The JRS provides telesales to the Jamaica Tourist Board and provides marketing support for hotels, villas, attractions and other products in the sector, with special emphasis on the integration of business entities that offer support services to the sector.In addition, the JRS seeks opportunities to promote and market entertainment events as a part of the tourism product. $102 Million for Tourism Product Development UncategorizedApril 19, 2006 Related$102 Million for Tourism Product Developmentcenter_img Related$102 Million for Tourism Product Development Advertisementslast_img read more

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Budget to be Presented on April 7 – Tax Evaders will be Targetted, Warns PM Golding

first_imgRelatedBudget to be Presented on April 7 – Tax Evaders will be Targetted, Warns PM Golding RelatedBudget to be Presented on April 7 – Tax Evaders will be Targetted, Warns PM Golding RelatedBudget to be Presented on April 7 – Tax Evaders will be Targetted, Warns PM Golding Budget to be Presented on April 7 – Tax Evaders will be Targetted, Warns PM Golding Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 5, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Standing Finance Committee of Parliament will present the 2009-2010 budget to the Houses on April 7. Prime Minister Bruce Golding gave this update as he spoke to listeners to the March 4 edition of Jamaica House Live radio programme last night.The Prime Minister informed listeners about the direction Cabinet was taking by noting that government will be using every effort to collect income tax.“There are 255,000 persons who pay income tax. If you were to remove the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) people out of that number, only 5,000 are left.There are more than 5,000 (persons) who should be paying income tax who are not paying income tax. We have to make sure that each of us pays our share so that the burden of those who carry it now can be lightened. It is a dramatic strident, almost revolutionary step that we will have to take,” the Prime Minister told his listeners last night.The Prime Minister said that the approach being taken will strengthen the pillars of the economy, provide capacity for growth while protecting the weak and the vulnerable.“We are targeting the assistance that the weak and vulnerable will need.We are also doing other things to create a more equitable platform for the economy,” the Prime Minister said. Advertisementslast_img read more

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New car buyers opting for tech they admit they won’t use: U.K. survey

first_imgTrending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBuickNews Trending Videos That said, 80 percent admitted the in-car tech still factored into their decision in buying a new car. And 76 percent said they would again buy a new car with “more functions than they actually needed.” ‹ Previous Next › 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 advertisement See More Videos The results of the survey would seem to suggest that fancy new features hold some sort of intrinsic appeal to car shoppers, even if the novelty wears off quickly or isn’t strong enough to get a driver to open up the owner’s manual. More than half of drivers may not know how to use the features in their new cars, according to a U.K. survey of more than 1,000 drivers who bought vehicles in the past three years.Lane-keep assist, self-parking technologies, even seat memory settings apparently baffle one-in-two British drivers, and a third couldn’t even operate their satellite navigation system, according to the survey conducted by Jardine Motors Group.Altogether, almost half of the survey respondents admitted the tech was “wasted” on them because they simply won’t use it, AutoEvolution quotes the results. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A driver using the Marketplace feature in a new Buick. This service allows drivers to pay for fuel from their vehicle without swiping their credit card or using their smartphone. last_img read more

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