Health Law To Help Some Retire Sooner

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Those looking to leave the workforce before age 65 but worried about losing their health coverage may feel freer to retire thanks to the health law, a new report concludes. Other stories look at the benefit calculations of midsized companies and the advent of accountable care organizations.Fox News: Older Workers May Leave Workforce Sooner Thanks To ObamaCareWanna-be retirees looking to leave the workforce but scared to lose their health coverage may finally feel comfortable to leave thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A new report finds the availability of insurance for this group on the newly-created health insurance exchanges has shown to significantly impact retirement decisions, allowing workers to leave the labor force earlier without having to worry about costly medical bills. Goldman Sachs (GS) released the “Labor Force Participation and the Affordable Care Act” report which estimates that the ACA’s subsidies will increase the share of workers who retire before age 65 by 2 percentage points (Rogers, 5/14). Kaiser Health News: Old-Fashioned Company With New-Fangled Problem: ObamacareAmeriMark Direct started its mail order catalog business here in the 1960s, and for decades, everyone assumed that health insurance came with the job. These days, the 700-employee company doesn’t assume anything … AmeriMark, like most businesses, has been coping with rising health insurance premiums for years. This year, the company’s initial estimate from a broker was a 30 percent increase in premium prices if they stayed with the same insurance provider. Lyons said they shopped around, chose a new company and altered benefits, including increasing the deductibles and co-pays … For many medium-sized companies, like AmeriMark, the new costs of the Affordable Care Act are an added burden on top of the health insurance premiums that have been rising for years (Tribble, 5/14). Marketplace: One Piece Of Healthcare Jargon Worth KnowingIn healthcare there’s a ton of mind-numbing jargon – “providers”, “carriers”, “the dual eligibles”, “fee-for-service”. But if there’s one acronym that should take up just a bit of brain space – other than the ACA, which stands for the Affordable Care Act, of course – it’s ACO. What does it stand for? Accountable Care Organization (Gorenstein, 5/14). Health Law To Help Some Retire Soonerlast_img read more

NIH Expands Effort To Diagnose Misunderstood Disorders

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. NIH Expands Effort To Diagnose Misunderstood Disorders The agency announces $43 million for its Undiagnosed Disease Network, which by the summer of 2017 is expected to enroll at least 300 new patients with mysterious and intractable conditions per year. Meanwhile, online ER booking in California is the latest example of how hospitals are attempting to compete with one another.Los Angeles Times: Medical Sleuths Seek Patients With Mystery Diseases, Offer New ToolsEveryone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of Health have underwritten a nationwide “whodunnit” campaign, with a $43 million-initiative to fund the diagnosis and exploration of undiagnosed, unrecognized and misunderstood diseases (Healy, 7/2).Kaiser Health News: The Latest In Medical Convenience: ER AppointmentsScott Paul knew he needed to head to the emergency room on a recent Sunday after his foot became so painful he couldn’t walk. The one thing that gave him pause was the thought of having to wait several hours next to a bunch of sick people. But his wife, Jeannette, remembered she’d seen Dignity Health television commercials featuring a woman sitting in a hospital waiting room and then cutting to the same woman sitting on her living room couch as words come up on the screen: “Wait for the ER from home” (Gorman and Colliver, 7/3).last_img read more

Lenovos next flagship could borrow a key feature from the P30 Pro

first_img Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. It has been a busy few months for smartphone releases with Samsung launching the Galaxy S10 and Huawei unveiling the excellent P30 Pro.Next up seems to be the turn of Lenovo, who looks all set to announce its next flagship phone next week at an event in Beijing. All rumours point to the event showcasing the Lenovo Z6 Pro which looks to have some particularly tasty features.Judging by the images of the phone it looks like they’ll be three main cameras on the back, possibly with a ToF (time of flight) sensor below. This is an array we’ve seen on the Huawei P30 Pro. Or, there could just be straight-up four cameras on the back.Best smartphones 2019The main shooter will be a 48-megapixel sensor and they’ll be arranged vertically – again similarly to the P30 Pro. Earlier rumours had suggested this phone would boast one, frankly ridiculous, 100-megapixel sensor however this seems no longer to be the case. It could always end up being that Lenovo is using multiple images stitched together to create that 100-megapixel picture.Little else is known about the phone currently, aside from the Snapdragon 855 SoC that’ll power it. Leaked Antutu scores suggest it’ll be one of the more powerful Android phones around. There could also be a 4000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor inside the display and fast charging.Other specs and what kind of display this phone will use remain a mystery. Will this be another phone to use a pop-up selfie camera to avoid the notch like the rumoured OnePlus 7? We’ll find out for sure on April 23.While the Z6 Pro might sound exciting on paper, we’ll likely never see this phone get an official release in the UK as Lenovo doesn’t bring its smartphone here. We’ll of course update this article is that changes. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more

Microsoft abandons feature that could have changed Windows 10 forever

first_imgMicrosoft has abandoned a Windows 10 feature, which could have fundamentally changed how we used personal computers.The long-delayed Sets feature, which would have allowed users to place multiple applications in a web browser-like tabbed interface, will reportedly no longer be coming to the main version of Windows 10.First announced in 2017, Sets would have made switching between apps as simple as switching between tabs in a web browser, and would have provided an alternative to summoning individual apps from the Windows taskbar.Fears were rightly raised when the once-exciting feature was removed from test builds last summer ahead of the October update. However, the company said it was simply perfecting the feature ahead of its release.Now, the ever-reliable Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet says the feature is “gone and not expected to come back in a future release.”Foley writes that the feature “generally wasn’t well received or understood” by Windows Insiders who had beta access. She also points out that internally there was concern over how much work it would take the Microsoft Office engineering team to ensure the productivity suite worked well with Sets.Related: Best laptop 2019According to the report, the key moment came when Microsoft had to decide whether to integrate the Sets feature when shifting the Edge browser over to Google’s Chromium engine. Doing so would have resulted in a long delay for the Chromium Edge browser, Foley’s sources say, which may have proved the end of the road for Sets.The last official comment we heard from Microsoft on the matter came in July 2018. Upon removing the feature from test builds, the firm said:“Thank you for your continued support of testing Sets. We continue to receive valuable feedback from you as we develop this feature helping to ensure we deliver the best possible experience once it’s ready for release.“Starting with this build, we’re taking Sets offline to continue making it great. Based on your feedback, some of the things we’re focusing on include improvements to the visual design and continuing to better integrate Office and Microsoft Edge into Sets to enhance workflow.”Were you looking forward to the launch of the Sets tabbed interface for Windows 10? Let us know @TrustedReviews on Twitter. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more

Xbox 2 will be significantly more powerful than PS5 according to industry

first_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. The PS5 hardware details (so far) were exactly what we were hoping for; even beyond what many were expecting.Multiple insiders have now confirmed it’s true Xbox “Anaconda” will be more advanced as rumored.All this means is next year is going to be AMAZING for fans of both. pic.twitter.com/ro9QeO8DtV— Ainsley Bowden (@Porshapwr) April 17, 2019Microsoft is currently rumoured to be launching two pieces of hardware for the next generation. One will be a powerful, all-encompassing device like the Xbox One X, while the other will cheaper and focus on services such as Xbox Game Pass. Launching two consoles could potentially give Microsoft an upper hand over Sony’s PS5, appealing to customers with two distinct price points. However, take all of this with plentiful grains of salt for now. E3 2019 will be when Microsoft spills all of the beans on its plans for the next generation, with the company having announced its yearly conference will take place on June 9th. What would you like to see from the PS5 and Xbox Two? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @trustedreviews.center_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sony has finally spilled the beans on its next generation console, leaving many curious about what Microsoft has waiting in the wings. The PS5 will be capable of faster loading times, 8K resolutions and full PS4 backwards compatibility, and it won’t be launching in 2019 like some previously thought.Microsoft still remains silent on Xbox Scarlett, although analysts have begun speculating that it will be far more powerful than Sony’s next effort. Ainsley Bowden, a member of the games media, recently tweeted that ‘numerous industry analysts’ have told him the Xbox Two will be more advanced as rumoured.’last_img read more

Tim Hortons parent hikes dividend and makes changes to management

first_imgTim Hortons’ parent hikes dividend and makes changes to management Jose Cil, president of Burger King, has been promoted to chief executive of the parent company 0 Comments January 23, 201911:18 AM EST Filed under News Retail & Marketing Email Join the conversation → Facebook More Twitter TORONTO — The parent company of Tim Hortons and other fast food chains doubled down on its plans for fast international expansion, shaking up its executive suite in an effort to strengthen its growth agenda and touting positive retail metrics ahead of its next quarterly financial report.Restaurant Brands International Inc., which also operates Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, announced a new chief executive officer Wednesday, appointing Jose Cil to the top post effective immediately.Cil served as Burger King’s president since 2014, but has worked with the company for 18 years.Daniel Schwartz, RBI’s chief executive since it formed in 2014, will become the company’s executive chairman and co-chairman of its board of directors.The company’s former chief technology and development officer, Josh Kobza, has been named chief operating officer. Cil said in a statement that he’s excited by the challenge of his new role and thankful for the vote of confidence to lead the company on its next journey of growth.“We have three amazing brands, a talented team with an ownership mindset, and passionate, dedicated franchisees that I believe will help us accelerate our long-term growth around the world,” he said.Growing all three chains globally will be a top priority for Cil in his new role, RBI said.The company has been working to rapidly expand Tim Hortons beyond its Canadian roots. It signed a master franchise joint venture agreement with a private equity firm last year to open more than 1,500 of the coffee-and-doughnut shops in China — home to a burgeoning coffee culture and a hotbed of international coffee chain expansions.It also recently expanded into the Philippines, the United Kingdom and Spain.RBI released two key retail metrics from its fourth quarter ahead of the full results to show “continued growth and performance.”Comparable sales at Tim Hortons for the three months ending Dec. 31 rose 1.9 per cent, while it advanced 1.7 per cent at Burger King and 0.1 per cent at Popeyes.The number of net new stores grew 2.1 per cent for Tim Hortons, 6.1 per cent for Burger King and 7.3 per cent for Popeyes.In the slew of announcements, RBI also raised its dividend to 50 cents per share, up from 45 cents, and said it would host its first investor day conference in New York City this May. Reddit advertisementcenter_img Burger King and Tim Hortons’ parent Restaurant Brands International Inc. raised its dividend as it announced changes in its executive suite.Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS ← Previous Next → Sponsored By: Comment What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Featured Stories The Canadian Press Recommended For YouOman urges Iran to release seized tankerDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016The storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them through Share this storyTim Hortons’ parent hikes dividend and makes changes to management Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn last_img read more

BP scales back exploration plans off Nova Scotia gives up half its

first_imgFeatured Stories HALIFAX — BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence.The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says the energy giant is surrendering 50 per cent of the area included in its licence — a consolidation of four offshore parcels roughly 300 kilometres southeast of Halifax.The move comes after BP failed to drill four wells within the first phase of its exploration licence, required for the second phase to be approved.The board says the company will pay a $1-million deposit to extend the first phase of its exploration licence, which ended Monday, by one year.It says if BP decides to drill a well during the extension period, the energy firm will need to apply for authorization.However, the board says if BP does not drill a well during that period, the company would forfeit the deposit and either surrender the remaining area under its exploration licence, or be required to make a $2-million deposit for another one-year extension.The Nova Scotia government has heavily promoted the province’s offshore oil and gas sector in recent years, estimating a potential resource of 121 trillion cubic feet of gas and eight billion barrels of oil.The Canadian Press advertisement January 15, 201912:56 PM EST Filed under News ← Previous Next → Twitter The Seadrill West Aquarius drilling platform is shown in this undated handout photo. BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off the coast of Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence.HO / THE CANADIAN PRESS Recommended For YouBoeing 1Q results in line with estimates but company pulls 2019 guidance over 737 Max uncertainty, suspends buybacksOccidental offers $76 per share in cash and stock for Anadarko, says offer is 20% premium to $33B deal with ChevronThe storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them throughTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know it Email What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation 0 Commentscenter_img Sponsored By: Facebook Comment The Canadian Press More Share this storyBP scales back exploration plans off Nova Scotia, gives up half its offshore area Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Join the conversation → BP scales back exploration plans off Nova Scotia, gives up half its offshore area The move comes after BP failed to drill four wells within the first phase of its exploration licence Redditlast_img read more

Trump tells UKs Theresa May to stick around for very very substantial

first_img Sponsored By: Join the conversation → Washington Post Anne Gearan and William Booth LONDON — With the showy, royal puffery of the queen’s banquet at Buckingham Palace and tea with Prince Charles over, President Donald Trump turned to business Tuesday, and the possibility of a trade deal once Britain finally leaves the European Union.Trump co-hosted a morning round table of American and British corporate executives, alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, meant to kick-start discussions for a deal the president is eager to cut.Trump has talked up a trade pact with a post-Brexit Britain from the start of his presidency, often putting May in a tricky spot, since Britain cannot fully negotiate a deal while still a part of omnibus European Union trade arrangements.“Great love all around. Also, big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles. Already starting to talk!” Trump tweeted Monday, in the midst of a day of royal treatment that included a lavish state banquet at Buckingham Palace.….Fake News will be working hard to find them. Great love all around. Also, big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles. Already starting to talk!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019In brief remarks at the beginning of the business meeting on Tuesday, Trump said, “I think we will have a very, very substantial trade deal.”Leaning toward May, Trump said, “I don’t exactly know what your timing is but stick around, let’s do this deal.”The Trump-May meetings come at an awkward moment. May has been ousted from her post – not by the voters or by the opposition, but by her own Conservative Party, for her failure to deliver Brexit.May announced her resignation last month. She officially resigns on Friday, and shall be replaced as party leader and prime minister by the end of July. Donald Trump’s trade war has already cost investors up to $7 trillion Morgan Stanley sees recession within year if trade war gets any worse The Bank of Canada is very worried about the U.S.-China trade war getting worse, Wilkins says One of Trump’s allies, the former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, is a top contender. Another Trump friend, Nigel Farage, just won big in the European Parliament election, trouncing May’s Tory party.An effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump is carried by protestors demonstrating against the visit of Trump along Whitehall in London on the second day of Trump’s three-day State Visit to the UK. More Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May greets U.S. President Donald Trump outside 10 Downing Street in London on Tuesday.Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images ← Previous Next → advertisement 13 Comments Reddit What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation While policy is mostly taking a back seat to pomp on this trip, the trade deal is Trump’s top priority. His delegation, heavy on family members and staff hangers-on, also includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other officials focused on a trade package.The business meeting at St James’ Palace was attended by the Duke of York, Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Also present: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump.As Trump sits with the business community, anti-Trump protesters began to mass for a demonstration against the American president.It is notable that opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will address the crowds. Corbyn and his party are pushing for a general election that could see him lofted into the prime minister’s office.If that happened – and the current polling says it’s possible but not assured – then the Trump administration would be dealing with a British leader who is openly hostile.The anti-Trump rally will see a return of the Baby Trump blimp, which depicts the president as a whiny diapered baby clutching a cellphone.Also featured in Trafalgar Square: a 16-foot-tall, talking, animated “robot” of a plastic-cast Trump character, sitting on a golden toilet, his red tie dangling into bowl, tweeting.Some demonstrators have dubbed the day’s protest a “Carnival of Resistance.”Trump will attend a luncheon with May at Downing Street. British officials have suggested that the Iran nuclear deal, global climate change, and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei will be on the agenda.Trump will also be given a tour of the underground bunker where Winston Churchill led the country during World War II. The scene has been featured in recent Churchill movies and is a popular tourist site.Afterward, the two leaders will attend a news conference. June 4, 20198:27 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Share this storyTrump tells UK’s Theresa May to stick around for ‘very, very substantial trade deal’ — she leaves this month Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Recommended For YouHigh-flying loonie could give Bank of Canada pause in this week’s interest rate decisionUPDATE 2-Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed’s Powell – NBC interviewUranium producers get boost from the trade war Donald Trump decided not to fightMexico calls U.S. investigation its steel ‘normal’Varcoe: Kenney orders ‘full review’ of AER amid controversies at energy regulator Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Email Featured Stories Trump tells UK’s Theresa May to stick around for ‘very, very substantial trade deal’ — she leaves this month While policy is mostly taking a back seat to pomp on this trip, the trade deal is Trump’s top priority Comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Is The Tesla Model 3 Performance Worth Its High Price Tag

The Good The Model 3 Performance is impressively quick yet offers great range and practicality.The Bad Interior quality and features are still lacking, especially for a car that starts at $64,000.The Bottom Line A really fun, really livable car that only really works if you ignore the cost and the competition. Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 11, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News By now, we all know the Tesla Model 3 Performance is a stellar car, but is it worth its high price?The early Tesla Model 3 Long Range received from Roadshow an overall score of 8.2/10 (Performance 9, Features 7, Design 9, Media 7.5) and now it comes time for their evaluation of the Performance version.The tested car cost $78,500, so the main question for the reviewer is whether or not the Performance Tesla Model 3 is worth the money.See Also True Cost Of A Tesla Model 3 (After 10,000 Miles): Video Tesla Model 3 Review: After 6 Months And 10,000 Miles: Source: Electric Vehicle News There is no simple answer to that question though, because despite the fact that the 3P is considered remarkably good, with impressive acceleration (not only strong, but also immediately available at any time) and practicality, there are some cons. Roadshow notes:“Interior quality and features are still lacking, especially for a car that starts at $64,000.It’s a really fun, really livable car that only really works if you ignore the cost and the competition.”Well, that would probably mean that regardless of the Model 3’s success, there are still tons of consumers that will remain untapped until a mass-market EV arrives in a more conventional package. Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs BMW i3s – Video Source: Roadshow read more

Fully Charged Compares BMW i3s With Mini Cooper PHEV

BMW i3s and MINI PHEV are from two different worlds.Fully Charged’s Jonny Smith recently test drove two plug-ins made by the BMW Group – the sporty version of the i3, the BMW i3s and the MINI with a long name, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.Well, not only is the approach to names is different. The BMW i3s is a ground-up built electric car that looks more futuristic than ordinary cars (especially in late 2013 when it was introduced). On the other hand, the MINI is a plug-in hybrid built on the base of the conventional version and is way more conservative.See Also MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Tested By Edmunds – Video 2019 BMW i3, i3 REx, i3s & i3s REx: Full Specs Performance of both are similar. i3s does 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds, while the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in 6.7 seconds and offers all-wheel drive, by the way.Jonny Smith’s choice would be the i3s, because it’s a proper driving machine. And just recently the i3/i3s received a major upgrade in form of 42.2 kWh battery, available from November/December in first few markets in Europe. BMW Reveals 2019 i3 & i3s With 42.2 kWh Battery Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 1, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more

New LSIS highvoltage DC relays feature arc extinguishing structure

first_imgGER series Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine Sponsored by LSIS LSIS was established in 1974 and spun off from the LG Group in 2003. The company business focus is on green energy electric power equipment and automation. LSIS has led the Korean electric power equipment market for the last 40 years and with the expansion of the renewable energy market, the company’s particular focus is on DC device commercialization for the solar and electric vehicle markets.HVDC Relays are used to supply and cut off the DC power, by opening and closing contacts by an actuator. Arcing that occurs when the DC power is cut off may cause damage to the contacts and surrounding components, so the arc should be extinguished as quickly as possible in the desired direction. The LSIS HVDC Relay is a product of power field technology and know-how gained over the last 40 years. It has excellent electrical durability, compact size, with low noise and features a permanent magnet and hydrogen inside for optimal arc extinguishing.HVDC Relay in Electric Vehicles (GER series)LSIS’ HVDC Relay came to the market for the first time in electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV, EV). Now they are mass produced to keep up with demand from well renowned global automobile manufacturers, who have accumulated trust in LSIS’ products. The HVDC Relay, applied to an electric vehicle, is installed between the vehicle battery and the inverter to cut off the charge and to discharge the DC power of the battery. It is also used between the external charger and the vehicle battery. Applied products are from the general electric relay (GER) series with a rated voltage of DC 450 V and rated current 10 A ~ 400 A. HVDC Relay expanding high voltage application (GPR-M, GPR-H series)LSIS has been developing mass production of their GPR-M (DC 1000 V class) and GPR-H (DC 1500 V class) series. Generally, as the rated voltage increases, the size of the product must be increased to ensure insulation. However, the GPR-M (1000 V) series is implemented in the same size as the GER (DC 450 V) series, thus improving the customer’s space utilization. The GPR-M and GPR-H series are equipped with the same hydrogen barrier as the GER series.As the battery capacity of the vehicle increases, the rated voltage is increased and the external charge is expanded. Therefore, it is required to monitor the increase of the DC relay voltage and the On/Off of the contact point.GPR-M series has a rated voltage of DC 1000 V, 10 A ~ 400 A. The GPR-M400 can be used to check contact On/Off by monitoring the auxiliary contact. These products are all UL, IEC, CCC certified.GPR-H series has a rated voltage of DC 1500 V, 500 A and an auxiliary contact. They are all UL and IEC certified. In addition, an advantage is that the GPR-H series can be used in a system in which bi-directional blocking, such as reverse blocking or charge / discharge of a system can occur, by applying a bi-directional magnet arc extinguishing structure.Demand for the LSIS HVDC Relay is expected to increase exponentially with the continued global trend of expansion of renewable energy. The rapid charger for an electric car switches the AC to DC to supply electricity to the vehicle and the HVDC relay is used to supply and cut off the power. ESS, a system for storing electricity, uses a HVDC Relay between the battery and PCS. The HVDC Relay is used for On/Off of solar modules in PV systems.Based on its achievements in DC 450 V electric vehicles, LSIS will continue to commercialize HVDC relays to DC 1000 V and DC 1500 V for electric vehicles and chargers and will continue as a leader in the renewable energy market.For more information on LSIS HVDC Relay and Contactors, click here. Electric vehicle application systemlast_img read more

Teslas ThirdLargest Shareholder Willing To Provide Capital If Necessary

first_img These Are The Top 3 Tesla Shareholders TESLA’S THIRD-LARGEST SHAREHOLDER BACKS THE ‘GENIUS’ OF ELON MUSKScottish investment firm Baillie Gifford is Tesla’s third largest shareholder, and the fund managers want everyone to know they are still bullish on the stock. Instead of obsessing about Elon Musk’s salty tweets, investors should focus on the vast opportunities that Tesla is poised to take advantage of, Baillie Gifford’s Iain McCombie told Morningstar.Check Out These Stories: Above: Fighting the transition to digital photography led to the demise of Kodak (Source: Faisal Butt)Legacy automakers are under pressure to catch up with Tesla, McCombie believes, and the nascent transition to electric vehicles could turn out to be their “Kodak moment.” “They spent hundreds of years building up their know-how in internal combustion engines and they do a great job with that, but what happens if all of us are suddenly saying ‘oh, I want an electric car?’ Suddenly, that know-how is useless,” says McCombie. “What happened with Kodak is they actually discovered the digital camera, but they buried it because it was too frightening for them. They thought it would kill their film business. But the fact that they didn’t innovate killed Kodak.”“[Traditional automakers] have built wonderful businesses for themselves, but what happens when the business is changing? That’s why your Tesla is exciting, because they don’t have those legacy issues.”As do most serious observers of the auto market, McCombie dismisses the idea that Big Auto’s so-called Tesla-killers pose an existential threat to the Silicon Valley startup. “We don’t think it’s all about Tesla owning the market,” he says. “We expect other people to come into the market. But what we’re thinking is that the market will expand dramatically.”.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Above: Baillie Gifford is willing to commit more capital to Tesla if it turns out that Elon Musk needs it (Youtube: Wochit News)Baillie Gifford is supporting its optimism about Tesla with more than just words. Nick Thomas, a Partner at the Edinburgh-based firm, recently told the Times of London (via Reuters) that it would be willing to invest more cash in the company if necessary. “If [Elon Musk] needs more capital we would be willing to back him,” said Thomas. Discussing Tesla, Stuart Dunbar, another Partner at Baillie Gifford adds (via Financial Times), “We’re long-term believers in it… the company is making fantastic operational progress.”===Written by: Charles Morris; Source: Morningstar; Reuters; Financial Times*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here. Elon Musk Buys $20 Million In Additional TSLA Stock *This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Charles Morris. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs. Above: Elon Musk (Flickr: thaddeus cesari)McCombie, Manager of the Baillie Gifford Managed fund, concedes that Musk’s antics are “a giant distraction,” but points out that the Tesla story is “partly about the genius of Musk.” McCombie says Musk’s combative statements are “an embarrassment and I wish he wouldn’t do it,” but goes on to speculate that, had the famously outspoken auto industry pioneer Henry Ford had something like Twitter to express himself with, Musk’s tweets “would be pretty mild in comparison.”“You might not like Musk, and I’m not condoning what he did, but you can’t deny the fact that he’s done some pretty remarkable things,” says McCombie. “And that is often what a lot of entrepreneurs are like. They’re eccentric, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea and they challenge conventional wisdom.”McCombie says Baillie Gifford is still excited about TSLA stock for several reasons. Despite short-term production problems, the California carmaker is now beginning to produce Model 3 in volume, and the new EV is already outselling comparable models from established auto brands. Tesla is now selling more cars in the US than Daimler, McCombie points out. “Daimler’s been in the market for 100-plus years, and here’s this upstart and they’re outselling them in the US. If you’d said that a few years ago, you’d probably have been locked up, but that’s happening.” New Tesla Board Chair, Robyn Denholm Believes In Risks And Positive Conflict Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 20, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more

Heres Why Teslas Supercharging Network Will Prevail

first_img U.S. BEV Sales (Cumulative) By Charging Standard (Potential)In case of other standards, the volume and average prices are lower, so it was more difficult to support the infrastructure rollout – regardless of who would pay for it (manufacturer or 3rd party network).CHAdeMONissan LEAF and CHAdeMO plugJapanese CHAdeMO standard was the first, but despite it being the same around the world (as the only one), it failed to become a global standard (it’s losing traction in Europe and the U.S. and didn’t catch on in China).Besides the Nissan LEAF, initially Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Kia Soul EV (soon it will switch to CCS), there are no models for the CHAdeMO chargers. As LEAF sales remain disappointing, everything that CHAdeMO can count on is the dual-head chargers with CCS.Only about 136,322 LEAF, i-MiEV and Soul EV were sold by November 2018, but as not all of them were equipped with the CHAdeMO DC charging inlet (we assume maybe 75-80% are), there is a smaller fleet and slower progress, as well as no need for much more than 50 kW chargers.CCS Combo 1 (SAE J1772 Combo)Chevrolet Bolt EV w/Optional CCS ComboNorth American’s version of the CCS started around 2013 with the Chevrolet Spark EV (discontinued in 2016), followed by BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford Focus Electric (DC from 2017), Hyundai IONIQ Electric and Honda Clarity Electric. The latest model is Jaguar I-PACE. Those models in total noted over 103,000 sales, which determines the potential for CCS. As the BMW i3 was available with REx and DC is an option, we assume that probably less than 65-70% are fast rechargeable.The growing number of CCS compatible models, especially the upcoming premium models (Jaguar, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes), as well as the Electrify America initiative (with hundreds of new stations) probably will highly improve the CCS progress.It’s still unclear though whether CCS will catch Tesla Superchargers 10 years from now, especially if Tesla introduces the high volume Model Y and electric pickup (the hottest segments), thus securing the majority of BEV sales in the country.So, in conclusion, Tesla’s dominance on the sales front will alone push the Supercharger network from its already-leading spot to a place even higher up the ladder in the future. Musk: Tesla Supercharger Network Will Expand Greatly In Europe In 2019 Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 1, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla accounted for ~ 80% of all-electric car sales in the U.S.this past year.From time to time we read in comments about the fairly decent Tesla Supercharging network and not that much progress in the case of CHAdeMO or CCS Combo 1 (SAE J1772 Combo) DC fast chargers.Tesla was able to cover most important highways and some metro areas, deliver 120 kW DC output, developed its own charging connector and even the fees are comparable with electricity costs. Why the two other standards were progressing much slower – initially with just 50 kW and no infrastructure supporting long-distance travel?Well, let’s take a look on the demand side for DC fast charging. The demand is highly correlated with the number of fast rechargeable cars (we obviously need to skip all the PHEVs, which don’t have a DC inlet or, in the case of i3 REx, doesn’t have that much incentive to use DC charger on the route as a BEV).VolumeTesla had two major advantages over the past six years since 2012 when the Model S came out. First is the volume of sales of fast rechargeable cars – almost all of the 318,000 of S, X and 3 sold so far have the ability to use Superchargers (besides no more than a few percent of Model S cars several years ago, when DC was an option). No other standard can boast such a high number.Last year, Tesla accounted for almost 80% of all-electric car sales in the U.S., which obviously will translate in higher demand for the infrastructure.Premium segmentThe second advantage is the premium segment – the higher prices and higher margins translates to the ability to invest in the infrastructure. The advantage of having the network partially pays off because it encourages more customers and is like an ad.In the high-end segment, battery capacity and charging power is usually higher, as well as the demand for long-distance travel capability.Tesla Supercharging Tesla Semi Juices Up From 5 Superchargers At Same Time: Video Tesla Model 3 Spotted CCS Charging At Fastned Stationlast_img read more

Tesla Unlocks V2 Supercharger 145 kW Rate Via New Software Update

first_imgIt’s not V3, but still V2 has a huge advantage and it’s rolling out via a software update.Tesla is now applying its innovative over-the-air software update ability to enable 145 kW-charging for the Model 3. We’re looking at an increase in charging rate of upwards of some 20 percent. Keep in mind, this is prior to the mass implementation of Tesla’s sought-after V3 (250 kW) Superchargers coming online and expanding incrementally.More On Tesla Supercharging: Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla Model 3 Charging Charts Reveal Details On V3 Supercharger Tesla V3 Supercharging: Why Model S and X Aren’t Eligible: Video Tesla Reveals Supercharger Version 3.0: Up To 250 kW According to Tesla, as reported by Teslarati, the V2 Supercharging software upgrade will push the company’s current Supercharger rate from 120 kW to 145 kW. Tesla is now working on a global level to push its current systems to accept this update.Recent images shared on Reddit show that updated Model 3 vehicles see a 147 kW charge (some 600 miles per hour) on today’s technology. This means that the cars can charge at that rate prior to the implementation of V3 Superchargers. Teslarati reports:Power was reduced to 117 kW at 60% battery charge, and calculated charge time was 35 minutes beginning from 16% battery state of charge, according to the images.Tesla’s primary goal is to make its cars charge in a time that is reasonably comparable to that of filling up a car with gas. In its further efforts to make this happen, another somewhat recent software update adds a battery warming feature that assures the cars will charge at the highest speeds possible.One of Tesla’s top advantages is it ever-growing, global charging network. The fact that it can increase charging speeds via over-the-air software grants another major edge.Source: Teslarati Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on March 25, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more

Nissan Expected Rome Formula E Race To Last One More Lap

first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 19, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Chris Hoy Drives Formula E Demo Car In Rome On this occasion the race-time countdown clock was stopped, and it ended up being a 29-lap race after eventual winner Mitch Evans slowed down to avoid doing an extra tour, which Buemi says left Nissan at a disadvantage as it had expected another lap.“In the end we’ve been so conservative and we were planning to do an extra lap because apparently the leader was between a lap more or less,” he told Motorsport.com after finishing fifth.“We were doing this extra lap and they had committed to do less from the beginning. So basically three laps from the end we realised we did not have to do the extra lap so the last two laps we had plenty of energy.”When asked if they conservative strategy call had been a reaction to the end of the race in Mexico, Buemi said: “Yeah I think so. The problem is the energy, with this amount of saving, a bit more gives a lot of lap time so now we need to know with the extra energy how quick we would have been.“I think quite a bit, [and] it would have been enough to fight with the guys ahead. Three laps to the end we saw we did not have to do this extra lap but even flat-out I could not use what we had left.“Anyway it was a bit conservative but, for our team, considering where we started, 19 points [for the team] is good.”Rowland claimed pole and finished second last time out at Sanya – where Buemi charged from a pitlane start to finish sixth at the flag before a post-race penalty dropped him to eighth – but neither Nissan driver was in victory contention in Rome.Buemi reckoned “maybe the track was not suiting our car so well” and that that contributed to the difference to the team’s performance in Sanya.“Yeah I think the energy [strategy] for sure does a bit [explain the change],” he said. “But the track itself is not perfect for us and then maybe something else – there is not one thing.“The energy management now to do the lap cost us. Whether it was two, three, four tenths I have no idea.” Formula E Rome ePrix Race Results: Spoiler Alert Source: Electric Vehicle Newscenter_img Paris Signs 3-Year Deal For Formula E Races Buemi and his teammate Oliver Rowland ran out of energy on the final lap in February’s Mexico City race after an error from their team’s energy management software meant they could not complete the eventual race distance.That race was characterised by a lengthy red flag period, which also occurred in Rome after Jose Maria Lopez’s crash at the Turn 17/18 chicane caused a pile-up behind and blocked the track.More Formula E News Sebastien Buemi says his Nissan e.dams squad expected last weekend’s ABB FIA Formula E race in Rome to last a lap longer than it did, and therefore adopted a “conservative” strategy.last_img read more

Electrify America launches new mobile app pricing structure and membership plans

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicles Magazine Charging network operator Electrify America has launched a new mobile application, pricing structure and membership plans.The app, which allows users to manage their charging session from their smartphone, has the following features:Locate a charging station, including the number of chargers available and connector typesPay for a charging session Start a charge Track a charging session, including information about state of chargeElectrify America has also introduced a new pricing structure designed to support faster charging. The new structure is priced by the minute and includes reduced pricing for EVs capable of charging at up to 75 kW. Per-minute costs depend on the EVs’ maximum charging capability, which are divided into three power levels: 0-75 kW, 76-125 kW, and 126-350 kW. Prices range from 15 cents to 99 cents per minute, replacing the company’s previous 30 cents to 35 cents per minute pricing. The company has also launched two new membership plans: Electrify America Pass and Electrify America Pass+. Users with the basic membership pay a standard per-minute cost and $1 session fee. Electrify America Pass+ is a subscription plan that includes the lowest per-minute price and a $4 monthly subscription fee.Source: Electrify Americalast_img read more

2019 Audi ETron Takes Charge Among New EVs Says Consumer Reports

first_imgThe Audi e-tron gets high marks in Consumer Reports’ initial tests.Source: Electric Vehicle Newslast_img

Sidley Austin Advises in GSOs Equity Commitment in Midstream Oil and Gas

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Another Look At The Ten Principles

first_imgby, Dr. Bill ThomasTweetShareShareEmail0 SharesYesterday I wrote about changing the culture that surrounds aging. In my post I discussed the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative and how they can be expanded to embrace the needs of American society as a whole.I invite you to take an even deeper look at the Ten Principles.This visual journey, created by my son, Virgil, for The Eden Alternative, leads viewers through each principle.Please use this as a teaching and sharing tool to (re)introduce these concepts to anyone who is passionate about culture change. Related Posts”Like” The Eden Alternative on FacebookToday, we’re launching a new Eden Alternative Facebook Page and I’m excited to invite the world to “LIKE” the Eden Alternative. We’ve prepared a special surprise to help launch the Eden Alternative Facebook Page — we’re holding a YouTube video contest featuring performances from the Eden Idol competition at the…AHCA Members and The Eden Alternative Help Meet Quality GoalsThe 4th Annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium was a powerful reminder that The Eden Alternative has resources to help American Health Care Association members meet their quality goals in long term care. “Some is not a number and soon is not a time,” was a common theme emphasized at the Houston…Journey Through Aging Explores the 10 Principles of Eden AlternativeThe Journey Through Aging radio program sponsored by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services has been featuring the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles in a series of interviews with Eden Educator Jennifer Heston. Host Joel Wrobbel talks to Jennifer about how the growing Culture Change movement is reshaping long-term care in America and…TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: pioneer network ten principles The Eden Alternativelast_img read more

New FDAapproved therapy provides better quality of life for patients with midgut

first_imgJun 12 2018Midgut neuroendocrine tumors are a rare type of cancer that develops in the small intestine and colon. Roughly 12,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year. In January, the United Stated Food and Drug Administration approved Lutathera, a first-of-its-kind peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. The injection consists of a somatostatin analog combined with a radioactive isotope that directly targets neuroendocrine tumor cells.Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, head of Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Moffitt “Treatment options have been limited for patients with neuroendocrine tumors and toxicities of treatment can often outweigh the benefit. Our studies have shown Lutathera is an effective option to treat tumor progression and also provide patients with a better quality of life,” said Jonathan R. Strosberg, M.D., head of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.Related StoriesStudy reports role of cancer gene in tumor microenvironmentScientists use advanced imaging to track brain tumor ‘turncoats’Bordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryThe Journal of Clinical Oncology published new data from the NETTER-1 clinical trial highlighting the impact of Lutathera on patients’ quality of life. Strosberg notes the importance of this issue, given the relatively long durations of treatments and overall survival compared to other malignancies. The results showed that treatment with Lutathera provides significantly longer time to deterioration of quality of life for patients compared to those treated with octreotide LAR alone.Patients in the study were given questionnaires every three months until tumor progression. Quality of life was measured by global health status, physical functioning, role functioning, fatigue, pain, diarrhea, disease-related worries and body image. The time of deterioration was defined as the period of time from the patient’s first questionnaire response until their quality of life score declined ten or more points.Patients treated with Lutathera reported improvement in many of the typical side effects, such as fatigue, pain and diarrhea. Differences in the median time to deterioration were 28.8 months versus 6.1 months for global health status, and 25.2 months versus 11.5 months for physical functioning. Source:https://www.moffitt.org/newsroom/press-release-archive/2018/newly-approved-therapy-provides-improved-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-midgut-neuroendocrine-tumors/last_img read more