Dipped into your overdraft recently? You might have been better off with a payday loan

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Cut taxes for new firms in towns under threat from robot revolution, says report

first_img   Tax breaks should be handed to businesses setting up in ‘left behind’ towns vulnerable to the rise of automation, according to a new report. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsUndo More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) believes entrepreneurs should be handed financial incentives to attract them to ten northern towns at risk of further decline thanks to the impending technological revolution.The think-tank, established by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith in 2004, calls for special “enterprise zones” to be created in Doncaster, Wigan, Blackpool, Mansfield, Barnsley, Bradford, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wakefield and Dudley.The CSJ also recommends £1.4billion – the equivalent of £500 per resident across the towns – should be taken from central government and handed to local councils to fund infrastructure and regeneration work.Labour’s Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan who co-founded the Centre For Towns, welcomed the report, saying it “is right to recognise the desperate need to kickstart our town economies.”Nandy added: “For too long the entire country has been held back by a city-led model of growth that abandoned millions of people in towns across the country. Tags: Iain Duncan Smith People Tax Owen Bennett “The economic and moral case for action is now overwhelming.”The report finds towns which have already been battered by a loss of industry are least likely to attract the jobs of the future, as major cities with good transport links, cultural attractions and strong local leadership, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, will be the destinations of choice.Andy Cook, chief executive of the CSJ, said: “Automation will bring huge positives to the UK economy as a whole, including a much-needed boost to productivity, but not everyone will benefit equally.”To allow the residents of these ‘left behind’ towns to seize the opportunities in the future jobs market, they need a policy blueprint that provides better transport links, better teachers in schools, better housing and dynamic local leadership to raise aspirations and create opportunities.”A government spokesperson said: “We want to see all our regions thrive and automation and new technology can create jobs and opportunities. Thursday 27 September 2018 11:09 amcenter_img Cut taxes for new firms in towns under threat from robot revolution, says report whatsapp “There are already more than 1.5 million digital tech jobs in the UK, and the sector is creating jobs at twice the rate of the rest of the economy.“To ensure no region is left behind, we are giving £9 billion to Local Enterprise Partnerships to create opportunities for businesses and communities across the country.” Share whatsapplast_img read more

Curious Juneau: Why do Norah Jones tickets cost over $500?

first_imgAnd (hint hint, nudge nudge) Norah Jones’ tour schedule has a few buffer days on either side of her show in Juneau.“I will be hopeful that I will be able to find a way to go enjoy her music live,” Jennings said. Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/02/14NORAH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Have your own Curious Juneau question? Submit it, subscribe to the Curious Juneau podcast and catch up on past curiosities on the Curious Juneau page.First off, Norah Jones’ team, the concert promoter and the ticket vendor all declined or didn’t respond to requests for comment.But I did find someone with years and years of experience with events and ticketing in Juneau: Nancy DeCherney, executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. She also oversees Centennial Hall, which Norah Jones booked for her upcoming concert in July.She can’t think of another act that’s come to Juneau that’s topped the fervor around Norah Jones.“Well, people seem pretty upset that they didn’t get tickets. Yeah, it’s caused quite a stir,” DeCherney said. “You know, it’s a small venue for heaven’s sakes.”To be clear, the arts council wasn’t responsible for the Norah Jones ticket sales, but as the manager of the concert venue, it was given access to an early, limited sale for its members. Similarly — full disclosure — Jones’ team gave KTOO members access to the same early sale after buying promotional underwriting.DeCherney said professional ticket reselling is rare in Juneau. She can remember one notable case during one of her first years involved with Wearable Art.“A young man came in and bought more Wearable Art tickets than necessary and sold them on eBay,” she said.She didn’t know if it worked out for him.“I mean, it’s a small town, and so we all knew who it was. You know what I mean?” she said, laughing.At its core, the high prices are an indication of a supply-and-demand imbalance. Too many buyers for too few tickets. Mara Jennings suspects pros may have inflated demand for Norah Jones’ concert.“Well, my message to Ticketfly,” Jennings said, “would be that I think it would be a step of good faith for them to research the ticket sales for this event and to see if someone has purchased an unusually large number of tickets.”DeCherney said event organizers and ticket vendors like Vendini, which her organization uses, have a bunch of common ways to combat third-party sellers:Cap how many tickets each buyer can get.Make the tickets non-transferable.Reserve some tickets to sell at the door.Grumpy consumers probably don’t have a legal recourse. A state Department of Law spokesperson said there’s nothing on the books about reselling tickets.But many states have tried to legislate remedies. New York, for example, outlaws software-assisted mass buys and requires ticket resellers get licensed and bonded.Which is secondary market stuff. Before tickets get there, performers do have a supply-side lever of their own. Just this week, Norah Jones announced she was adding a third show in Anchorage due to demand as part of her tour. Share this story:center_img Arts & Culture | Business | Curious Juneau | Economy | JuneauCurious Juneau: Why do Norah Jones tickets cost over $500?February 14, 2019 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Norah Jones performs on tour in 2010 promoting her album “The Fall.” (Creative Commons photo cropped from original by youngrobv)Juneau mom Mara Jennings said she was over the moon when she found out Norah Jones was playing a concert in Juneau. Over the years, she’s sung the nine-time Grammy Award winner’s songs like lullabies to her kids at night.“Yeah, moms get emotional about the songs they sing to their babies growing up. … I absolutely love her. I actually cried a bunch on Friday.”That was Feb. 1, when the tickets went for sale online through Ticketfly. Jennings had an account ready and an alarm set to buy tickets. But they immediately appeared sold out.Face value tickets started at about $60. She found tickets on other websites — of ticket resellers, also commonly known as “scalpers” — with huge markups she can’t afford. Up to $585 each.So why did the prices get so high?last_img read more

A Marionette of Lil Nas X Exists, Thanks to the Wacky…

first_imgPop CultureMusicA Marionette of Lil Nas X Exists, Thanks to the Wacky Geniuses at the Bob Baker TheaterYou might call him LIL Lil Nas XBy Zoie Matthew – June 26, 20191932ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOn Tuesday, Twitter darling and “hick-hop” sensation Lil Nas X celebrated the release of his new EP 7 with a “silent rodeo” at L.A.’s recently reopened Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. Donning a holographic cowboy hat and matching boots by L.A. designers Phlemuns and Franc Fernandez, the rapper performed a selection of his new songs, and, of course, the viral hit “Old Town Road” that made him famous.https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKWfWXANi6/And, since the event took place at Bob Baker, the audience was treated to another surprise too—a marionette show starring a custom puppet made in the rapper’s likeness by the theatre’s staff. Dancing alongside some of the establishment’s other iconic stringed cast members, the even lil’er Lil Nas X came decked out in an all-orange fit and—of course—a tiny cowboy hat of his own. Scroll through for a peep at the performance:https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKKQgKp31o/RELATED: Bob Baker Marionette Theater Is Already Hosting Shows in Its New Highland Park DigsStay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. TAGSLil Nas XBob Baker Marionette TheaterPrevious articleFormer USC Gynecologist George Tyndall Arrested in Sex Crimes CaseNext articleThis Luxe Boutique’s Balloons Got Loose–and Made a Mess for MilesZoie Matthew RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORBob Baker Marionette Theater Raised Enough Funds to Make it Through 2021Some of L.A.’s Most Beloved Institutions Are Threatened with ExtinctionAfter What Seems Like Eons, Billie Eilish Has Replaced Lil Nas X Atop the Hot 100last_img read more

ODPEM Gets US$25,000 from Mexico

first_imgRelatedODPEM Gets US$25,000 from Mexico ODPEM Gets US$25,000 from Mexico Foreign AffairsAugust 28, 2009 RelatedODPEM Gets US$25,000 from Mexico RelatedODPEM Gets US$25,000 from Mexicocenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on Thursday (August 27), received a US$25,000 (J$2.2 million) donation from the Government of Mexico, to support the reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gustav, which lashed the island in August of 2008.Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Lenora Rueda, presented the cheque to Director General of ODPEM, Mr. Ronald Jackson, at a ceremony which took place at the agency’s offices on Camp Road.Accepting the grant, Mr. Jackson said the agency was very appreciative of the kind gesture by the Government of Mexico.“This money will help shore up our account as we move to relocate the 400 persons who lost their entire houses during the passage of the tropical storm,” the Director General said.Approximately 2,000 houses were affected, of which 400 were totally destroyed, and the persons relocated. Advertisementslast_img read more

World leaders join forces to fight accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

first_imgWorld leaders join forces to fight accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance The heads of the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (HYPERLINK).Group members include heads of government, government ministers, leaders from private sector and civil society. The group is co-chaired by their Excellencies Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, and Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh.The full list of the members of the One Health Global Leaders Group is available here.The group will harness the leadership and influence of these world-renowned figures to catalyze global attention and action to preserve antimicrobial medicines and avert the disastrous consequences of antimicrobial resistance.The Tripartite organizations launched the group during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 November), as part of their shared call for united action to preserve and protect antimicrobial medicines. The group was created in response to a recommendation from the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance and supported by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.The Directors General described the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance as one of the world’s most urgent threats to human, animal, plant and environmental health – endangering food security, international trade, economic development and undermining progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Antimicrobial resistance also leads to increased health care costs, hospital admissions, treatment failure, severe illness and death. (link to WHO fact sheet).Preventing the most severe outcomes of antimicrobial resistanceAntimicrobial resistance is making many infections harder to treat worldwide. WHO’s latest reporting shows that the world is running out of effective treatments for several common infections.“Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of our time, and we cannot leave it for our children to solve,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Now is the time to forge new, cross-sector partnerships that will protect the medicines we have and revitalize the pipeline for new ones.”A common agenda across human, animal and plant healthMisuse and overuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals and agriculture are the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance. Resistant micro-organisms can spread between humans, animals or the environment, and the antimicrobial medicines used to treat various infectious diseases in animals and humans are often the same.“No single sector can solve this problem alone,” said QU Dongyu, Director-General of FAO. “Collective action is required to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance – across different economic sectors and country borders.”Elevating political leadership for good governanceThe group will provide political leadership to address this critical global challenge.It will elevate the need to prioritize best practices to address antimicrobial resistance at global, regional, and national levels. And it will advise and advocate for the development and implementation of polices and legislation to govern the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of quality antimicrobial drugs across all sectors.“Antimicrobial resistance is a current problem affecting animal health, human health, and the environment, we need to act today to protect their efficacy,” said Dr Monique Eloit, Director General of OIE. “I am confident that this group will advocate powerfully to implement legislation and mobilize key stakeholders to change antimicrobial use practices to protect our collective health and welfare.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Bangladesh, environment, environmental health, FAO, Government, healthcare, infectious disease, International trade, legislation, outcomes, Prime Minister, Secretary-General, sustainable, United Nations, WHO, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

Property confidence soars but workforce and growth planning needed

first_imgProperty confidence soars but workforce and growth planning needed West Australian property industry sentiment has soared to its highest level in recent years according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey for the December 2020 quarter.Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer said ,”The surge in confidence is an encouraging sign for jobs and investment in the State. However, we need to focus on policy settings for sustainable growth and to avoid a ‘boom and bust’ scenario.“With the state election next March, now is the time for all sides of politics to consider the policy settings that will avoid a scenario of escalating house price rises that damage housing affordability.“With extremely low rental vacancy, new housing supply is critical, and new models such as Build-to-Rent should be encouraged to add a pipeline of thousands of jobs and homes.“Already, property businesses are reporting shortage is skilled labour and some interruptions to supply chains as a result of the success of the Home Builder and Building Bonus grants.“Now that the borders are opening, we need to think about how to attract interstate talent and investment – allowing WA to grow at a steady pace.“The last thing the property industry wants to see is an extreme peak of activity, with associated labour shortages and escalating costs, followed by a sharp downturn. Ending stamp duty discounts abruptly would result in weakening development pipelines and cost newly-created jobs,” said Ms Brewer.According to the survey, the State Government’s performance was at an all-time high, likely attributed to the Government’s handling of the COVID-crisis, significant planning reforms, residential incentives and stamp duty relief.Notably, when asked what the most critical issues for the property industry to be addressed by the State Government, 31 per cent of respondents answered property taxes and charges, and 26 per cent said continuing to support the recovery of vibrant city centres. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:affordability, Australia, Australian, building, council, election, Government, house, housing affordability, industry, Investment, pipeline, property, Property Council of Australia, real estate, stamp duty, survey, sustainable, WAlast_img read more

Updated workplace traffic management guidance now available

first_imgUpdated workplace traffic management guidance now available Safe Work Australia has updated its workplace traffic management guidance to include information on working on or near public roads.When managing traffic on a public road, there are actions you should take to ensure the safety of workers and the public. This could include installation of barriers and warning devices to ensure workers and vehicles stay separated.Read our workplace traffic management guidance for practical measures on managing the risks of working on public roads:Workplace traffic management – general guide Traffic management guide – warehousingTraffic management guide – eventsTraffic management guide – construction workInformation sheet – traffic managementThis guidance complements information issued by WHS regulators and local road authorities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Government, health and safety, Safe Work Australia, Safety, vehiclelast_img read more

Share a recipient of 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

first_imgShare a recipient of 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service AwardsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, April 23, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Recipients include groups and individuals and are being recognized for their outstanding commitment and achievements in volunteerism over the past yearVANCOUVER – Share recently announced its organization is a recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.Bread loaves of bread are given out to the homeless and those in need at the Share location in Vancouver. Clear Plastic shields protect servers and customers. Photo courtesy of Share VancouverBread loaves of bread are given out to the homeless and those in need at the Share location in Vancouver. Clear Plastic shields protect servers and customers. Photo courtesy of Share Vancouver“Each year more than 2,880 volunteers contribute their time, talent and resources to provide 28,300-plus hours of service. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization and we are eternally grateful to each and every one of them,” said Diane McWithey, executive director. “We are incredibly proud of Molly Evjen, our director of Volunteers and Community Resources, and Heather Walker, our volunteer and Community Resources coordinator, who lead Share’s effort to engage our community in volunteer opportunities which are critical to our daily operations.”On April 20, Serve Washington announced recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Recipients include groups and individuals and are being recognized for their outstanding commitment and achievements in volunteerism over the past year. An awards ceremony in Olympia to honor recipients had been planned for April but had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, this year’s recipients are being highlighted through April 24 on Serve Washington’s Facebook and Twitter feeds – and Share will be highlighted on Friday (April 24).Gov. Jay Inslee shared a message to recipients via video, which, in part, included: “Washingtonians across the state are making sacrifices for one another every day. For that, I am deeply grateful and our state is stronger. Our Volunteer Service Award honorees are outstanding representatives of this kind of determination. I encourage all Washingtonians to thank a volunteer and to find a way to make a difference.” April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Share has been posting staff messages of thanks to its volunteers on Facebook throughout the month. Evjen shared this message in her video: “Right now we’re definitely missing the impact you all have at Share. I hope that you are home and staying safe and healthy. We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome back our groups of volunteers. We miss having you, but we are doing a good job working together to keep our community safe. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month.”About ShareShare was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates four shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,680 children at 94 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit www.sharevancouver.org. Share Vancouver asking for volunteers and support during time of increased need Share Vancouver is aiding those made homeless and jobless by the current crisis, and they need help, support, volunteers and donations.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Area leaders, elected officials scramble to address economic impact of stay-at-home orders Next : Target Zero creating messages of encouragement and safety for class of 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Posted by Jacob Granneman|Tuesday, April 21, 2020 |in : NewsShare Vancouver asking for volunteers and support during time of increased need last_img read more

Aussie 14-year-old steals car, crashes into $350,000 Lamborghini Urus

first_img advertisement An Australian teen driving a stolen vehicle crashed it into the most expensive thing in the area — a Lamborghini Urus.Police heard reports around 8 p.m. last night of the sighting of a Subaru Forester stolen earlier in the month, reports The West Australian.The vehicle was parked in a driveway, so the officers pulled their Hilux pickup truck behind it to keep the car from moving — but that didn’t stop the 14-year-old male driver. ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. We’ll bet his parents are very proud. Police near Montreal say alleged car thieves liked Lexuses—a lot“The Forester then continued west on Birdwood Avenue where it crashed with a yellow Lamborghini at the intersection of Bland Street.”Street name notwithstanding, there’s nothing bland about the Urus; the bright yellow SUV has a sale price upwards of US$350,000. It would have been cheaper for the teen to hit a house.Nobody was injured, but three vehicles were essentially written off in the scuffle. The boy has been arrested after allegedly fleeing the scene, and will appear in Perth Children’s Court. Among the charges against him are two counts of stealing a motor vehicle and three counts of stealing. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Trending in Canadacenter_img “As officers exited the Hilux, it will be alleged the Forester reversed at speed, crashing into the rear pod section,” a Western Australia Police spokesperson said.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS 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” Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSLamborghiniUrusSUVLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles 19-year-old charged with stealing…last_img read more