Robert Jenrick ducks questions on his role in ‘unlawful’ planning decision

first_imgThursday 11 June 2020 12:27 pm Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Jenrick’s refusal to answer MPs’ questions on the affair today drew derision from opposition from MPs, with shadow communities secretary Steve Reed claiming he was “hiding in the tea room”. It was revealed earlier this month that the housing secretary had sat with Desmond – a prominent Tory donor – at a Conservative party dinner just prior to overturning the decision. Housing and communities secretary Robert Jenrick has been criticised for refusing to answer questions from MPs about his part in unlwafully granting planning permission to a £1bn property development. whatsapp Robert Jenrick ducks questioning on his role in ‘unlawful’ planning decision Jenrick approved a planning development for a 1,500-home development in East London in January, after it was initially rejected by Tower Hamlets council. Also Read: Robert Jenrick ducks questioning on his role in ‘unlawful’ planning decision “The public need reassurance that the integrity of the planning process cannot be auctioned off at Conservative party fundraising dinners,” he said. “The involvement of ministers in the planning system is a very long established process, which is clearly guided by both the published ministerial code and the guidance published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on planning priority.” It was then revealed by the Daily Mail that Desmond also donated £12,000 to the Conservative party two weeks after planning approval was granted. Jenrick instead sent his deputy Chris Pincher to face parliamentary scrutiny about the planning approval, drawing claims from Labour that he was “hiding from scrutiny”. “Ministers have no knowledge of funds which are provided to political parties through donation or payment for tickets – these are spendings made by donors that go to parties of all persuasions.center_img “My right honoruable friend has no relationship with the applicant – so that question is irrelevant,” he said. Share Stefan Boscia Reed accused Jenrick in the House of Commons today of taking “cash for favours”. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Pincher, standing in for housing secretary, said the money donated by Desmond was for tickets for a party event and that Jenrick had no relationship with the developer. Jenrick admitted that he had unlawfully approved the planning application due to “apparent bias”, but he denies that he had accepted party donations for a favourable decision. whatsapp Also Read: Robert Jenrick ducks questioning on his role in ‘unlawful’ planning decision Show Comments ▼ The decision was made just a day before the council changed its planning laws, saving its developer Richard Desmond up to £50m.last_img read more

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Banks move to buy parts of NatWest’s Irish loan book

first_imgFriday 19 February 2021 8:38 am Banks move to buy parts of NatWest’s Irish loan book Allied Irish Banks has entered a non-binding agreement to buy around €4bn of corporate and commercial loans from NatWest’s Irish outfit, while separate talks elsewhere are ongoing to buy other assets. The Government bailed out NatWest, then known as RBS, in the middle of the Global Financial Crisis (Getty Images) Also Read: Banks move to buy parts of NatWest’s Irish loan book The potential transactions remain subject to due diligence, further negotiation and agreement of final approval, as well as all the necessary regulatory approvals. Tags: Company NatWest intends to withdraw from its Ulster Bank, but operations will not be affection in the region. The Government bailed out NatWest, then known as RBS, in the middle of the Global Financial Crisis (Getty Images) Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the banking landscape would be poorer as a result of NatWest’s decision to exit Ireland, but welcomed the interest from other local banks in parts of its loan book. Permanent TSB is in early talks to buy some retail and small- and medium-size enterprise assets, liabilities and operations. Share This morning NatWest announced it will pull out of its operations in the Republic of Ireland, after reporting a £351m annual loss in 2020. “While this is positive news and indicates the potential further development of already well established Irish banks, there is still much work to be done over the coming months,” Donohoe said in a statement. whatsapp Ulster Bank has served customers in Ireland for more than 160 years and is the country’s third largest lender. Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishUndoMoney PopThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoney PopUndoIkaria BeautyYou Need To Do This If You Have Sunken Jowls (Just Once A Day – It’s Genius)Ikaria BeautyUndoThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportUndoCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndo More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com whatsapp The Government bailed out NatWest, then known as RBS, in the middle of the Global Financial Crisis (Getty Images) Also Read: Banks move to buy parts of NatWest’s Irish loan book Hannah Godfrey Allied Irish Banks entered a non-binding agreement with NatWest to buy around €4bn of corporate and commercial loans. last_img read more

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L.A.’s Hamilton Sing-Alongs Are the New Karaoke

first_imgMusicL.A.’s Hamilton Sing-Alongs Are the New KaraokeBelting Broadway tunes is no longer limited to your carBy Christina Wolfgram – March 1, 20161052ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIt can be hard living as a musical theater fan in Los Angeles, as popular Broadway shows take their sweet time traveling to the West Coast. Not that we’re bitter about it or anything, but while New York City gets to enjoy hits like Something Rotten, Fun Home, and Hamilton, we have to feign excitement over Dirty Dancing—a staged shot-for-shot remake of the movie—at the Pantages. And so we must rely on the resourcefulness of our own talented, bound-for-fame-and-fortune denizens to keep things interesting.Hamilton, the hip-hop musical based on a 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton that has inspired people to care about America’s Founding Fathers for the first time since high school, is a Broadway behemoth: since opening in August of last year, every show has sold out (and all tickets are sold through January of 2017). The average ticket price is $160, but scalpers are charging well into the thousands depending on seat selection and performance times. To date, the show has grossed $52,854,365. The cast recording debuted at number three on Billboard’s rap chart, which probably made a lot of rappers very angry. In other words, writer/composer/star/genius Lin-Manuel Miranda’s production is a big deal—and it won’t be arriving in L.A. until 2017. In the meantime, we do what any normal person would do: try to memorize Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton’s intricate “Cabinet battle” throw downs mid-gridlock on the 110; rewatch the cast’s incredible Grammy performance; wait impatiently for Miranda to post videos of himself singing on his social media. Oh, and participate in local Hamilton sing-alongs.Yes, it’s true: Hoards of die-hard Hammy fans have been organizing dedicated belt-fests the city over. Two weeks ago, a group called Hamiltunes LA threw a sing-along party that drew a small crowd of 80. This past Saturday, what seemed like one million people were crammed into the small back room of the Three Clubs in Hollywood to sing, yell, and openly cry while crooning along to karaoke tracks of the musical at a different event called Washington on Our Side: A Hamilton Singing Extravaganza.Volunteers took to a tiny stage to lead the songs. Gender didn’t confine people to certain roles: during the final song of Act One, the event’s organizer, Kelly D’Angelo, not only played Hamilton, she played Hamilton wearing a period gown. (She even brought her own quill.) And while the performers on stage were certainly enthusiastic, the real energy came from the crowd. It seemed as though every other lyric was the group’s very favorite lyric, every song was THE song. The audience sang at the top of its lungs even during slower tempo numbers like “Dear Theodosia.” As someone who grew up Catholic, I have to say: As cheesy as it sounds, this Hamilton sing-along reminded me of church.It might be agonizing to wait for Hamilton to make its way to the west, but thanks to events like these, at least fans will know they’re not alone in the struggle. TAGSHamiltonPrevious articleA Former New Yorker Explains How She Came to Call L.A. HomeNext article7 Food Events Not to Miss in MarchChristina Wolfgram RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR7 Ways to Entertain Yourself for Less than the Cost of a Disneyland Annual PassThe 6 Best Things to Do in L.A. This WeekendHere Are the 12 Best Things to Do in L.A. in Maylast_img read more

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Lady Gaga’s dogs returned safely

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 LOS ANGELES / AP — Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs, that were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dogwalker, were returned safely on Friday, officials said.A woman brought the dogs to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m, officers said.Lady Gaga’s representative and detectives went to the station and confirmed that they were the dogs. The Grammy award winning singer is currently in Rome to film a movie. AdvertisementThe woman who dropped off the dogs appears to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with Wednesday night’s attack, officials said.It’s not known has the woman acquired the dogs.The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once as he walked three of the singer’s dogs in Hollywood. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but is expected to recover. 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 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: French BulldogsLady Gaga RELATEDTOPICS Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, thieves steal her two French Bulldogs February 26, 2021 “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero,” Lady Gaga said in an Instagram post. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to headline Biden-Harris inauguration, Tom Hanks to host January 14, 2021last_img read more

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CPPIB to invest $1B for energy infrastructure in Western Canada

first_img Their focus will be on processing facilities, gathering systems, pipelines, storage facilities and terminals used by oil, gas and liquids producers — collectively considered to be “midstream” infrastructure. “As a long-term investor, we see midstream as an attractive sector given the significant investment required in Western Canada to support growth in natural gas and natural gas liquids production in new areas,” said Avik Dey, CPPIB’s managing director for natural resources. “We are excited to work with Wolf management, who are highly experienced operators in the midstream sector with a proven track record.” CPPIB manages about $268.6 billion of assets as of June 30 on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan’s 18 million contributors and beneficiaries. Wolf’s management team includes Gord Salahor, who is chief executive, as well as Bob Pritchard, David Schmunk, Ken Temple and Warren Peers. The team’s previous experience includes Mistral Energy and Taylor NLG Limited Partnership. Keywords InfrastructureCompanies CPP Investment Board Canadian Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canada’s largest pension fund manager is committing $1 billion for energy infrastructure acquisitions in Western Canada, in partnership with a private Calgary-based firm with expertise in the sector. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said Wednesday it will provide the funding for mid-stream acquisitions that will be identified and evaluated by Wolf Infrastructure Inc. CI’s new joint venture will invest in global real estate and infrastructure CEO out, new board chair in as Liberals shake up infrastructure bank leadership Canadian infrastructure deals scarce but would be welcome: CPPIB chief executive Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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HSBC lowers risk rating for five mutual funds

first_img BMO announces changes to several ETFs The changes are the result of the new investment risk classification methodology mandated by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The list of affected funds is available in the firm’s news release. Keywords Risk ratingCompanies HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. Horizons lowers risk ratings for 4 ETFs Vancouver-based HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. announced on Tuesday it is lowering the risk ratings of five HSBC Pooled Funds. These changes will be reflected in the funds’ simplified prospectus and Fund Facts that will be filed on or about Dec. 18. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media New country risk ratings include ESG insightslast_img read more

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Survey finds Canadians are concerned about qualifying for a mortgage

first_img GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Related news IE Staff Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low Daydreaming young couple at home 123RF Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Advisors can effectively address those concerns by helping clients reach their savings goals and sticking with a cash-flow plan.About half of survey respondents (51%) also said they’re concerned that stricter stress test rules will prevent them from qualifying for a mortgage, up five points since 2018. For younger survey respondents aged 18 to 34, that figure was 69%.As of 2018, mortgage borrowers with more than a 20% down payment (uninsured mortgages) must prove they can make payments at a qualifying rate of the greater of two percentage points higher than the contractual mortgage rate or the central bank’s five-year benchmark rate (currently 5.19%).Before 2018, an existing stress test already required that uninsured mortgages qualify at the central bank’s rate.While the effects of 2018 changes to the stress test have given rise to some debate, advisors can explain to clients that meeting the stress test can help them sleep sounder over the longer term, because it indicates they’d still be able to make mortgage payments if faced with a higher interest rate or less income.About the survey: Between Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, 2019, a sample of 1,503 Canadians aged 18 and over was interviewed online via the Ipsos I-Say panel. Quota sampling and weighting were used to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s composition reflected the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. If your client is shopping for a home or has homeownership as a goal, they might be worrying about the mortgage process.An Ipsos survey conducted for Zillow, an online real-estate database company based in Seattle, Wash., found that more than half of respondents (56%) said qualifying for a mortgage was a barrier to homeownership. And more than half (54%) said mortgage payments were a barrier. Keywords Mortgages,  Stress tests,  Housing,  Mortgage insurance Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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National security bolstered as Bill to protect against malicious investment granted Royal Assent

first_imgNational security bolstered as Bill to protect against malicious investment granted Royal Assent Biggest shake-up of UK’s investment screening regime in 20 years confirmed today as National Security and Investment Bill receives Royal Assentnew Act will modernise government’s powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment, while advancing the UK’s world-leading reputation as an attractive place to investBusiness Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng: “The UK is open for business, but if you seek to threaten the safety of the British people we will move to protect our interests.”A landmark Bill to strengthen the government’s ability to investigate and intervene in mergers, acquisitions and other deals that could threaten UK national security has been granted Royal Assent today (Thursday 29 April 2021).The National Security and Investment Act protects the public from potential risks, and bolsters the UK’s status as an attractive place to invest by providing more efficient clearance processes for relevant acquisitions and more certainty and transparency for investors and businesses. It is a proportionate response to modern developments in international investment.It will also ensure foreign direct investment projects can continue to boost jobs and stimulate the economy in every corner of the UK, as the vast majority of deals will be able to proceed without delay.Ahead of the Act’s commencement, the government will work closely with investors and businesses, including through a cross-sector Expert Panel, to ensure they understand what is new.Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:Nothing is more important than protecting our national security and this historic Act will ensure we are better equipped to protect our citizens from the small number of foreign investors that seek to do us harm.The UK faces continued and broad-ranging hostile activity from those who seek to compromise our national security and that of our allies. Such behaviour left unchecked can leave Britain vulnerable to disruption, unfair leverage, and espionage. It is crucial that the government has the tools at our disposal to combat these threats coming from ever more determined overseas actors.This landmark law not only significantly upgrades our decades-old investment screening powers, but gives investors additional certainty and clarity as we enshrine our status as a global champion of free trade and investment.We’re sending a crystal clear message to overseas investors: the UK is open for business, but if you seek to threaten the safety of the British people we will move to protect our interests.The new National Security and Investment Act will update the UK’s current powers in this area – which are almost 20 years old and do not reflect the threats we face today – and bring them in line with those of our closest allies.In addition to protecting the UK’s national security, the new measures are also designed to make the investment screening process simpler and quicker for investors and businesses – giving them the certainty they need to do business here.The UK is consistently placed as one of the leading destinations for foreign investment in Europe and around the world, thanks to the strength of its workforce, innovation and lack of red tape and this government is clear that this Act will only strengthen our status as an investment hub.This Act means that:the government will be able to scrutinise, impose conditions on or, as a last resort, block a deal wherever there is an unacceptable risk to Britain’s national securityinvestors and businesses will have to notify a dedicated government unit – the Investment Security Unit – through a digital portal about certain types of transactions in designated sensitive sectors, such as artificial intelligencethe UK’s screening powers will also be extended to include assets like intellectual property as well as companiesthe vast majority of transactions will be able to proceed unhindered and investments will be screened much faster than the current regimetransactions are expected to be assessed within 30 working days and often more quickly, with timelines set out in law for the very first timeinvestors can also notify any transaction voluntarily if they believe it has implications for national securityto ensure that no dangerous deal can slip through the net unchecked, in addition to mandatory notification for certain sectors, the Secretary of State will also have the power to ‘call in’ acquisitions in the wider economy which were not notified to government but may raise national security concernsInternational Trade Secretary Liz Truss said:As a nation that built itself on trade, enterprise and innovation, the UK remains one of the world’s most open, attractive and welcoming destinations for foreign investment.However, we will not compromise our national security and this Act is designed to make the investment screening process slicker, simpler and quicker for investors and businesses – giving them the certainty they need to invest and do business here.Business Minister Paul Scully said:Our powers in this area were last updated nearly 20 years ago, and they just do not reflect the modern threats we now face. Change was clearly overdue, and I’m delighted that we have achieved it today.This historic Act will gild our status as an investment hub by modernising the screening regime so that it is as simple and quick as possible for the vast majority of investors and businesses.The UK is very much open for business, and ahead of commencement we will be working hand in glove with investors and businesses to help them understand what is new so that their deals can proceed without any delay.The vast majority of acquisitions will require no intervention and will be able to proceed quickly and with certainty in the knowledge that the government will not revisit a transaction once cleared unless false or misleading information was provided.The regime is expected to commence towards the end of this year. Ahead of commencement, the government will work closely with investors and businesses to help them understand what has changed. Special attention will be focused on those in sectors affected by mandatory notification, such as quantum technologies and space and satellite technologies.Earlier this week, Minister for Investment Gerry Grimstone announced the creation of an Investment Council to act as an advisory body to the UK government on foreign investment, to improve and enhance the UK’s business environment for foreign investors. Made up of private sector senior leaders from around the globe in a variety of industries – from technology and energy to infrastructure and financial services - the Council will cement the investor lens in the government’s inward investment strategy.The Council will operate alongside the recently formed Office for Investment, a new unit staffed by highly experienced individuals tasked to land high value investment opportunities in infrastructure, clean technologies and research and development. NotesThe National Security and Investment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 11 November 2020the Investment Security Unit will sit within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provide a single point of contact for businesses wishing to understand the Act and notify the government about transactionsthe unit will review transactions and coordinate cross-government activity to identify, assess and respond to national security risks arising from foreign direct investment – providing certainty for businesses that they will not be targeted and exploited by potentially hostile actorsunder the Act the government must be notified if a person’s stake or voting rights in a sensitive acquisition surpasses 25% /Public Release. 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Nico Rosberg retires from Formula One racing

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Over his 25-year career in racing, Nico Rosberg has amassed 206 starts, 23 race wins and 20 lap records. But the number that matters most to him is the the amount of times he’s won the F1 World Championship.After the last Formula One race in Abu Dhabi, he was crowned the champion of the world. Today, via his official Facebook page, he announced his retirement. “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target,” he said on Facebook. “And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everybody who supported me to make that dream happen.” 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” 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 “Now, I’m just here to enjoy the moment. There is time to savour the next weeks, to reflect on the season and to enjoy every experience that comes my way,” he continued. “After that, I will turn the next corner in my life and see what it has in store for me.” advertisement See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSMercedes-BenzPerformanceNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesAbu DhabiFormula One RacingFormula One World ChampionshipLewis Hamiltonmiddle eastMotorsportsNico RosbergSportsUnited Arab Emirates COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The 2016 season featured plenty of drama and controversy between Rosberg and fellow Mercedes-Benz Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton. But a win’s a win and Rosberg figures he’d better leave on a high note. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Sketches of Audi’s Q4 e-Tron concept tease Geneva Motor Show debut

first_img advertisement In the interior, we see a hexagonal steering wheel and driver-focused infotainment touchscreen system, and other reminders this is related to the GT e-Tron. Only a couple weeks until the real deal Q4 e-Tron is revealed in Geneva, because, we know, sketches are only good for so much. The main reason being because the new all-electric Q4 is the first Audi to be built on the VW Group’s MEB electric-vehicle platform, which it shares with the VW ID Concept lineup and upcoming SEAT and Škoda electric models. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Audi is adding to its all-electric offerings with a new concept compact coupe-SUV. The Q4 e-Tron concept will be revealed in its true metal form at the Geneva Motor Show from March 5 to 17, but Audi has given us a bunch of sketches to satisfy our curiosity in the meantime. The Q4 e-Tron is expected to be in production and on the roads sometime between late 2020 and early 2021, and though there’s also a gas-powered Q4 also en route from Audi, this will likely be quite a different beast. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Little else is known about the vehicle’s mechanical makeup, but studying the sketches gives us some clues as to what to expect visually. Externally, there’s the sleek Audi roofline, square wheel arches, pronounced C-pillars, eight-sided grille and thin headlights. RELATED TAGSAudiSUVElectricLuxuryGenevaElectric VehiclesGeneva Motor ShowLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada 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” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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