To buy to not to buy? The pitfalls of online shopping when at work

first_imgTuesday 5 March 2019 11:34 am Fantasies can be healthy; hell, I’m still maintaining mine of writing for a living. But to realise them, you need cold hard cash.You’ll never get to feel the embrace of the cashmere sweater unless you own it. It’s better to get on and work for it than waste away staring at it on a screen. Tags: Amazon The latter is born of indolence and a lack of inspiration, mindless scrolling without ever really registering. The former, though, can either be positive or very destructive.You can home in with laser-guided efficiency on the thing you want, and you’re then faced with a choice: to buy, or not to buy.Buying is empowering, and leaves you poorer but satisfied. To not buy, though, induces a Gollum-esque mania, drawn to the siren call of the precious beyond your clutches.I’m as guilty as you – without fail, every season there will be one Oliver Spencer suit that I can’t afford on a journalist’s salary, but that I desire so deeply I can’t bare to be without it.I’ll keep its tab open on my laptop for weeks, possibly even months at a time, refusing to let it out of my sight until the mad dash when the Share What did we do before internet shopping at in the office? Surely not actual work?It makes no sense: productivity is up, yet more of our time is wasted online. And there are few online displacement activities as vacuous, yet as compelling. We know we shouldn’t, that our line manager can see us, and yet we do it anyway.Men now spend more time ogling Mr Porter than they do their wives, and certainly seem to engage with him on a deeper level.How many wasted work hours has Cos caused? Zara has much to answer for, giving us both snazzy clothes and its nation’s work ethic. Just think how much of her youth the average PR now spends on Yoox?There are two modes of online shopping: the active and the passive. To buy to not to buy? The pitfalls of online shopping when at work Benedict SpenceBenedict Spence is a freelance writer. He is on Twitter @BenedictSpence center_img A furtive glance to the side, to gauge your neighbour’s gaze. A quick dart over the shoulder, perhaps a slight bob upwards in the chair above the rim of the screen, to check if the coast is clear.And then, the adrenaline building, comes the lightning-quick rattle of the keyboard, the double click and, yes, there you are again, the entirety of Max Mara’s wares stretching out in a great mirage of pixels and colour before of you, your dopamine sensors sighing contentedly. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow LegendsUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoLady GreatMaggie Wheeler Had To Live Like This Before ‘Friends’ HappenedLady GreatUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo whatsapp sales come.I become increasingly possessive over Stone Island sweaters which I’ll never get to touch. And I will look on, spitefully, at the beautiful ties at Drake’s that other bloody people, I just know, are going to get before me.Books are even worse. I have over a thousand, I get anxious about not having read certain books, despite not owning them yet; I just gaze sadly at my Amazon wishlist, ignoring the pile beside my desk.Window shopping online is escapism from our jobs and our lives.We see beautiful things, photographed and photoshopped, and they sear into our retinas. We imagine what it would be like to have these items, to be the person laughing, pouting, or reclining in the dress, the shirt, or the shoes. whatsapplast_img read more

Firms struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC

first_img Stefan Boscia Firms struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC “We’ve seen a big jump in the number of firms furloughing staff, and many are now starting to apply for access to government loan and grant schemes to keep themselves afloat,” he said. Wednesday 8 April 2020 12:01 am The loan scheme makes available government-backed loans that are interest free for 12 months to businesses with revenue of up to £45m. The BCC said that from its survey that “the complexity of the [CBILS] application process and a slow or lack of response from the relevant body” were cited as key reasons why respondents had been unsuccessful in their applications. “The Treasury ministers are in regular contact with banks,” he said. Banks are also no longer allowed to ask for personal collateral for any loans under £250,000. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Richard Burge said the banks had not been doing enough up to now. Almost two-thirds of British businesses do not have enough cash to last three months as firms continue to struggle to access the government’s coronavirus loan scheme. Previously, only businesses that could not secure normal commercial loans were eligible for the scheme, however it has now been opened to every business that meets the scheme’s criteria. whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Firms struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC He said: “Banks have two simple tasks.  Both seem to be defeating them.  “Yet our research suggests that support is only starting to reach firms on the ground.” It was revealed by City A.M. yesterday that just 2,022 UK businesses had accessed £291.91m worth of loans through CBILS out of 309,193 enquiries, according to UK Finance. (AFP via Getty Images) “We’re looking what they need and critically how do we get finance to the businesses that are viable or struggling with the challenge of coronavirus.”center_img This translates into an acceptance rate of just 0.65 per cent. “Secondly, provide the only route to CBIL funding from government.  They are doing neither effectively.” The rules for the loan scheme were relaxed on Friday, prompting hopes it would become easier for businesses to secure loans. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Firms struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC Eight per cent of businesses had been unsuccessful in their quest to receive a portion of the £330bn government-backed loan programme. Show Comments ▼ A British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey showed that 57 per cent of businesses polled did not have enough cash to survive past three months and only one per cent had successfully accessed the government’s coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS). BCC director general Dr Adam Marshall said that many firms faced a “cliff edge scenario”. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said at yesterday’s daily press briefing that the Treasury was working with the banks to ensure the taps are turned on for the country’s SMEs. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Firms struggling to access coronavirus loan scheme, says BCC whatsapp Share However, there have been numerous reports of banks placing onerous loan conditions on businesses after the first year, such as double-digit interest rates or asking for unreasonable amounts of personal collateral. “First, to keep companies afloat through bridging finance as they wait for government support.  More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: CMA CGM in, Cosco out, as the container shipping lines flirt with M&A…

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 23/04/2019 Password* Email* …and Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) – a target worth up to $4.5bn, based on my estimates – could well be the next ocean carrier moving the consolidation needle, as I recently argued.While Israel’s ZIM Integrated Shipping Services flirts with technology and, indirectly, with its Danish partner in the 2M Alliance, Maersk, my recent PIL coverage had a trade source strongly questioning whether China’s Cosco Shipping Holdings could actually be the most reliable and likely buyer for PIL.As a reminder, the … Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Your Password Reset Email*last_img read more

A biostatistician’s death, and the unsung role of statistics in science

first_img Are science papers becoming too complex? Biostatistician Howard Barkan was also an accomplished jazz guitarist. Courtesy Jonathan Barkan It’s only fitting that I should write an obituary of sorts for Barkan, since we first crossed paths a little more than a decade ago while I was writing an obituary for the Lancet about someone else — Henrik Blum, a longtime professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who died in 2006. For years, I have been telling my journalism students at New York University that I had a little secret when it came to deconstructing scientific papers I wrote about: I kept a statistician in my back pocket. I told them they should do the same.My back pocket is a bit empty today. Last week, Howard Barkan, the biostatistician I kept close, died after suffering a massive heart attack while giving a lecture at the University of California, San Francisco. He was 70.And in reflecting on his legacy, I’ve been reminded of the valuable, and underappreciated, role of the numbers-minded sort in keeping science honest. As data sets grow ever larger and the statistics required to interpret them ever more complex, statisticians — working with scientists, granting agencies, and journalists — are undergirding our scientific findings with a sound mathematical foundation.advertisement Related: By Ivan Oransky July 29, 2016 Reprints The fact that in that case more people should have listened to the biostatistician and his colleagues is no surprise to any of us who’ve followed science closely.“Biostatistics is blooming,” Stanford Medicine magazine proclaimed in 2012, and it was right. Statisticians’ work becomes only more important in the era of Big Data. And yet statisticians “are like a cog in a bigger system,” as Ben Goldacre put it last year. “I would hope that statistics is becoming an integral part of science,” Goldacre told Statistics Views. “When you look at how statistical tools are routinely misused, it would be great if it was more thoroughly embedded.”That was the plan with a new project Barkan and I started discussing in March. We envisioned a blog and a numerical database, bundled together, the statistician embedded. Sadly, he will no longer be, but we will dedicate the project to him, in honor of the biostatisticians in all our back pockets. The WatchdogsA biostatistician’s death, and the unsung role of statistics in science It turned out that there was. I had recently begun writing a column called “Statistically Speaking” for a group of publications for health care professionals, and while I was getting great reader response, my readers also pointed out a few errors along the way. They were small — a few miscalculations or assumptions, that sort of thing, quickly corrected — but my editors and I wanted to make sure the copy was as clean as possible moving forward. Was there anyone I could consult for feedback and advice?And so Barkan became my statistical backstop, teaching me invaluable lessons with each phone call and email. That’s who he was, a generous and patient teacher who loved imparting wisdom and helping others improve their own work. “Those who needed help setting up a study or finding the correct statistical analyses could count on him to be ready with an answer and a smile,” said Jerome Minkoff, who worked with Barkan in the mid-1990s on studies of the effects of abuse on women’s likelihood of having mammograms and other preventive care.Barkan “always advised the students to jump right in and ‘play’ with the data and the analysis program to understand how it worked and where they had questions,” said Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, whose Berkeley students worked with him. Barkan was like the Zelig of statistics and epidemiology. (Another colleague, Melissa Farley, describes him as a Renaissance man; he mounted photography exhibits around the Bay Area and frequently played guitar in shows around the Chicago area when he lived there.) The last time I visited Barkan in Berkeley in March, we had a typically wide-ranging conversation, alighting on the lessons of the Tuskegee study and the FDA drug approvals process. He reminded me that he had been involved in studies that had sounded the alarm about a substance called hetastarch, used during heart surgery since it was first approved in the 1960s. Half a decade after Barkan and his colleagues began publishing their work, hetastarch was at the center of one of the largest scientific fraud scandals of recent years, featuring 94 retractions and earning a “black box” warning from the FDA in 2013. To keep science honest, study data must be shared I frequently end interviews by asking a question like, “Is there anything else I should have asked?” but Barkan flipped the script. Tell me about your work, he asked, in the sort of genuine way he showed interest in people, and I did. He wondered whether there was some way we could work together.advertisement Related: Tags statisticslast_img read more

Tightened rules for antibiotics for food livestock go into effect

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. @HelenBranswell What’s included? Helen Branswell Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Tightened rules for antibiotics for food livestock go into effect By Helen Branswell Jan. 3, 2017 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? A new rule that aims to safeguard essential antibiotics for humans by limiting their use in food animals is now fully in effect.Under the Food and Drug Administration policy, antibiotics that have been designated “medically important” — in other words, they’re needed to treat people — cannot legally be given to healthy animals to speed their growth. The policy, three years in the making, required producers of agricultural antibiotics to change labeling on the drugs to make clear they should not be used for so-called growth promotion. All manufacturers agreed to abide by the new rule. A new policy will keep certain antibiotics from being used to promote growth in food animals. Jamie McDonald/Getty Images Health Tags antibioticspharmaceuticalspolicylast_img read more

Charlotte County drops down to one vaccination site

first_imgMobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 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 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 “The challenge we have right now is making ourselves more convenient to working families,” Pepe said.The county is addressing that challenge by allowing walk ups at the cultural center. They’re also working on a way to come to you.“We’re building a portal right now where businesses and organizations can request us to come to them. Then with how many people they expect to get vaccinated, we’ll reach out and coordinate with them, schedule the vaccines and then send a team there to vaccinate those folks,” Pepe saidThis is meant for those who can’t break away from work, work odd hours or are just too busy to come out here. Pepe said we still have time before the coronavirus is less of a daily concern. However, Charlotte County is in a good place.“We’re rapidly approaching that right now to where we have a significant supply of vaccines. There’s not a shortage,” Pepe said. “Pretty much anyone who wants to get vaccinated can.” One arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Charlotte CountyCovid-19covid-19 vaccine AdvertisementHealth officials report the county is ranked second in the state for overall population vaccinated. Sixty-two percent of those sixteen and older have had at least one shot. Since such a large portion of the county is vaccinated, the demand has significantly decreased. “So our 16 and older category right now is at 62%. For our 65 and older we’re at 88%,” Pepe said.With that in mind, Charlotte County Health officials are changing their distribution model. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– So many Charlotte County residents have been vaccinated, the county has decided to cut down to one vaccination site. Charlotte county previously had three main distribution points for vaccines: the Charlotte County Cultural Center, Englewood’s Tringali Park and the Charlotte Event Center. The county plans to keep the cultural center as the sole vaccination site. “The need for that large vaccine site is definitely shrinking,” Health Department director, Dr. Joe Pepe said. FOOTAGE: Casual candle thieves nab $1,200 in merchandise June 14, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021last_img read more

Senator Nelson Lauds Civil Servants

first_imgRelatedSenator Nelson Lauds Civil Servants Advertisements RelatedSenator Nelson Lauds Civil Servants RelatedSenator Nelson Lauds Civil Servantscenter_img Senator Nelson Lauds Civil Servants UncategorizedNovember 20, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Senator Dwight Nelson, has lauded the work of the country’s civil servants, noting that they make an invaluable contribution to nation building.“They are the ones who are the first line of contact with the clients, with the public at large. They are the ones who have the responsibility to implement Government policies and as such, to ensure the economic and social development of the country in keeping with the Government’s vision,” he stated.Senator Nelson was speaking at the official launch of Civil Service Week 2008 and the presentation of the Civil Service of the Year Award, at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle office in Kingston on Monday (Nov. 17).He stressed the Government’s commitment to continue to improve customer service delivery within the public sector, so that the desired outcomes of improved productivity and improved growth can be achieved.“This is why the Government has … sought to identify those practices which will lead to a competitive and modernised public service that is flexible enough to quickly adapt and respond to stakeholders’ needs in the ever changing local and international environment,” he stated.He said the Government has continued to make progress in the areas of training and human resource development, which impact effective service delivery, noting that under the public sector Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), some $500 million has been allocated for a tertiary revolving loan, with $273 million already disbursed.In addition, there is collaboration with the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), for the retraining of “all human resource personnel across the Government sector to strengthen their competence in the strategic human resource management process, to ensure that the Government achieves its goal of modernising the public sector with the best fit workers.” Senator Nelson indicated that this initiative will begin next January.He urged all public sector employees “to find out and utilise all the avenues provided by Government to improve their skills, knowledge and abilities,” and appealed to the senior, supervisory and managerial staff in the public service, to be quick to praise and recognise when employees do good work, while helping to identify and correct areas where weaknesses exist.In the meantime, the Civil Servant of the Year, award, went to Postmaster at the Constant Spring Post Office, Delores Allen. She was also recognised for excellence in customer and community services.The first runner-up was Postmaster at the Port Antonio Post Office, Semone Bryan, who also received an award for leadership and team work, while Forensic Examiner at the Financial Investigations Division, Jennifer May Wilmot-Simpson, placed third. She was also recognised for commitment to the public service.Other awardees were: Director of Financial Accounts in the Ministry of National Security, Adleith McIntosh, for community involvement; Director of Maintenance and Facilities at the Inland Revenue Department, Vivienne Brown, for outstanding work ethics; Postmaster at the Guys Hill Post Office, Kareen Williamson, for excellent customer service; and Taxpayer Service Officer at the Inland Revenue Department, Ruth Francis, for commitment and dedication to the job.Civil Service Week is being observed under the theme: ‘The Jamaica Civil Service – Proud to Serve’ and activities got underway on Sunday (Nov. 16), with a National Church Service at the Open Bible Standard Churches of Jamaica in Kingston.Customer appreciation day/exhibitions were held yesterday (Nov.18), at the offices of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Ministry of Education and MIND, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.On Thursday (Nov. 20), a quiz competition will be held at the Medallion Hall Hotel on Hope Road in Kingston, starting at 9:00 a.m., and a Brain Games competition at Eden Gardens on Lady Musgrave Road also in Kingston, at 12:30 p.m. Activities culminate on Friday (Nov. 21) with an after work social at the Jamaica Civil Service Association headquarters at Jacisera Park in Kingston, starting at 6:00 p.m.The annual Long Service Awards Ceremony slated for King’s House today (Nov. 19) has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be held at a later date.last_img read more

An extra $5 million for Victoria’s creative sector to RISE

first_imgAn extra $5 million for Victoria’s creative sector to RISE The Morrison Government is helping the Victorian arts sector get back on stage, with 18 organisations across the state to share in more than $5 million under the second batch of grants from the $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the latest RISE funding will begin to flow immediately to creative sector organisations throughout Victoria, which are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new cultural and creative activities.“The Arts and entertainment sector is pivotal to Victoria’s identity, supporting cultural expression, community and social wellbeing, along with significant employment and economic benefits for the state,” Minister Fletcher said.“That is why we’re excited to see more than $5 million flow immediately to rejuvenate the sector, which will support 18 innovative projects and create more than 3,100 job opportunities across Australia.”One of the largest grant recipients in Victoria is Agency Projects Trust, who will receive $785,000 in funding to partner with 25 Indigenous Art Centres, to transform their community collections and galleries into interactive and immersive experiences.“This is an exciting community-owned and operated project that will empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, culturally and linguistically diverse artists, and artists with disability to create unique and energising arts and cultural experiences to attract larger and new audiences to their centres,” Minister Fletcher said.Peking Duk Touring will receive more than $90,000 in funding to perform in 15 regional centres throughout Australia in 2021 to audiences of over 20,000 attendees.“This grant is directly supporting Australia’s energetic contemporary music scene and will in turn provide work for crew, suppliers, managers, agents, promoters and production companies throughout the country and support affiliated industries that rely upon live touring” Minister Fletcher said.On 25 March the Government announced the RISE Fund will be boosted with an extra $125 million to support around 230 projects and up to 90,000 jobs, building on an original commitment of $75 million.In November 2020 more than $60 million in funding was announced under Batch One of the Fund.The successful Victorian projects listed below are part of 61 projects funded under Batch Two of RISE. The full list of Batch Two recipients will be announced in the coming weeks at: /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, AusPol, Australia, communications, community, employment, Government, Indigenous, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, production, regional development, Victoria, wellbeinglast_img read more

No heat or A/C? Here’s what’s going on behind your dash

first_img 4dr CVT LX Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 202120202019 Internal air-directing door failures can also be real headaches, as depending on the fault, they can prevent airflow from getting to where you need it, or change the cabin temperature to unbearable levels. Many automakers now use small electric servos to do these jobs, rather than the cable or vacuum systems of yesteryear. Most systems use three or more of these units mostly interchangeably, and few are accessible without stripping out the dash or using some contortionist moves while working in the dark. Check first before trying to remove one to see if there are any software updates for the control system. Trending Videos 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” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 4dr Man DX4dr Man LX4dr CVT LX4dr CVT w/Honda Sensing LX4dr CVT EX4dr CVT EX-T4dr CVT Touring4dr Man Si Accord CoupeAccord HybridAccord SedanCR-VCivic CoupeCivic HatchbackCivic SedanCivic Type RFitHR-VOdysseyPilotRidgeline COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Affordable, economical and practical Blower motor failures and noises are common concerns in just about any vehicle. If a blower motor stops working on one or two speeds only, but continues on higher speeds, the fault most likely lies in its regulator. These electronic devices vary the voltage fed to the motor, reducing or increasing its speed on demand from the control switch.RELATED X Civic Sedan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew Vehicles Trending in Canada Hot hatchbacks to spice things up Go big and go home with new pickups SUVs for the whole family Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction See More Videos Please select a vehicle $20,690 Honda AcuraAlfa RomeoAudiBMWBuickCadillacChevroletChryslerDodgeFIATFordGMCGenesisHondaHyundaiInfinitiJaguarJeepKiaLand RoverLexusLincolnMINIMazdaMercedes-BenzMitsubishiNissanPorscheRamSmartSubaruToyotaVolkswagenVolvo Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 ‹ Previous Next › Comparison links advertisement Trending in Canada Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Local Pricing & Incentives The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Compact crossovers without compromise Information about MSRP Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 HVAC blower fans are controlled by a variable resistor. If the fan is only working on high, the most probable culprit is the blower motor resistor. Advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Age old rivalry between muscle cars MSRP Hybrids making it easier to go green 2017 HVAC systems, more commonly known as climate control, keep us comfy and our windows clear when they work. But when things go awry, it can turn an easy commute into a nightmare. Knowing what’s behind the dash, how it works and what can go wrong, may go a long way to saving some repair dollars, sweat, and chills.Your ride’s HVAC unit is basically a compact furnace/air conditioner and functions a lot like your home system, minus any open fuel combustion. Picture a long, rectangular black plastic box just slightly shorter than the width of your dashboard, with rounded edges and a few bulges, and you’ve got a pretty accurate idea of what a the heater box looks like.It contains an electric fan with a circular hamster-cage blade arrangement to move air, a heater core that contains hot engine coolant for heat, an air conditioning evaporator core (when equipped) for cold air, and a series of vents, ducts and control doors and valves to change air flow to various outlets in the cabin and to adjust temps. Very few parts are easily removed for repair or replacement, without having to first take out the dashboard and console. 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 | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | See what your neighbours are payinglast_img read more

From the Chancellor: Supporting our community, our values and each other

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail With the spring semester now well underway, I want to take a moment to remind us all of our campus values, the standards we hold ourselves accountable for and our commitments to each other as members of the CU Boulder community.One of my highest goals is to ensure that every person at CU Boulder has a safe, welcoming and supportive learning, living and working environment. And I want to be clear that racism, discrimination and harassment have no place on our campus. We have much work to do to achieve this goal both on our campus and in our society at large, which is why I am reminding us of our shared responsibility for the progress we need to make as a campus community.Each student on our campus is expected to know and uphold our student code of conduct. Each faculty member is governed by our professional rights and responsibilities. Each employee is expected to abide by our university’s code of conduct. These standards have been adopted through our shared governance model, and they apply to everyone who seeks the privilege of being a member of our campus community.We have encouraging efforts underway through the recent adoption of our campus IDEA Plan and our collaborative work with student leaders and additional members of our community. These efforts are designed to help strengthen our campus climate, enable our progress toward making excellence inclusive, advance anti-racism and anti-harassment efforts and improve the campus experience so that everyone feels welcome, valued and safe on our campus.Beyond our conduct policies, our work on the IDEA Plan and our collaborations with student leaders, it is up to each of us to ensure racism, discrimination and harassment have no home at CU Boulder. We must look to each other for support and grow our capacity to lean into these challenges. Our most important work to foster an increasingly inclusive campus is the actions each of us takes every day.Don’t Ignore It. Empower yourself and your peers with knowledge about what to report, where to get support and how to help those in need. Show your care and take responsibility for each other. Be instrumental in realizing our shared vision of creating a safe and welcoming campus culture, every day, for every member of our community.By working together, we can continue to enable the progress we wish to see.Sincerely,Philip DiStefano Chancellor Published: Feb. 7, 2020 Categories:Leadership CornerInclusive ExcellenceIDEA PlanCampus CommunityStrategic Initiatives Don’t Ignore It.CU Boulder policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected-class identity. All members of the campus community should report any acts involving unfair treatment, abusive words or expressions, or intimidating behavior aimed at any member of the campus community based on an aspect of identity.Get additional information on this and other resources and reporting options at read more