Kia Motors considers halting three South Korean plants as virus hits exports

first_imgRead also: From MRT to Transjakarta, here’s how services have adjusted to citywide transport restrictionsKia Motors’ share price fell 3.4 percent and that of affiliate Hyundai Motor Co declined 2 percent in a wider market that was 0.7 percent lower in morning trade.Hyundai Motor halted a line producing its Tucson sport utility vehicle in the southeastern city of Ulsan from April 13-17.Hyundai and Kia Motors have suspended operations at most of their factories outside South Korea and China as the coronavirus spreads fast beyond Asia.Read also: Blue Bird expands to deliveries amid COVID-19 pandemicGovernment restrictions on movement to slow the spread are impacting consumer spending worldwide.South Korea’s exports for the first 10 days of April plunged 18.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, far below the 20.8 percent jump over March 1-10. Shipments of vehicles and vehicle components during the period tumbled 7.1 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.Topics : Kia Motors Corp told its labor union in South Korea that it wants to suspend operations at three of its domestic factories as the coronavirus outbreak weighs on exports to Europe and the United States, a union official said on Monday.The union has not yet decided whether to accept the plan – under which operations would be suspended from April 23-29 – because negotiations over pay are ongoing, the official said.“Kia Motors is currently reviewing the suspension of some of its plants in Korea in response to declining global demand due to COVID-19. However, a decision has not been made at this time,” Kia Motors said in a statement.last_img read more

BREAKING: Fury beats Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion

first_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe He hands Wilder the first loss of his professional career and ends his five-year reign as champion, sealing his own return to the summit of boxing. Fury bullied the man widely regarded as one of the biggest punchers the division has ever seen, nullifying the threat that had seen Wilder rack up 41 knockout wins from 43 fights. Wilder hit the canvas for just the second time in his career in the third round with Fury coming within seconds of sealing the contest earl. The mauling continued with Wilder unable to clear his head as Fury continued the brutal assault. In the fifth, he was down again, rocked again in the opening seconds of the seventh with a vicious left hook. The end was near, and as Fury backed his man into the corner landing unanswered hooks, the towel came in. Tyson Fury has beaten Deontay Wilder to become the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world. Fury produced a stunning performance in Las Vegas, dropping the Wilder twice before the American’s team threw in the towel in the seventh round. Read Also: Wilder, Fury bulk up for heavyweight showdown After a sharing a split decision draw with Wilder in their first bout in December 2018, Fury’s bid for redemption came full circle in Las Vegas tonight. Last October, Fury revealed he planned to retire from boxing after three more fights. With one of those ticked off, a unification bout with IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion Anthony Joshua surely looms on the horizon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Fury previously ruled the heavyweight division after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 before his world fell apart. The Manchester fighter fell into a spiral of depression and drug addiction, contemplating suicide less than a year after becoming heavyweight champion. Fury emerged from a torturous spell in his life in 2018, slimming back town after ballooning to 27 stone during his time away from the ring.last_img read more

Barcelona planning to sign two long-term Messi’s replacements

first_img A return for Neymar still appears problematic at this stage, however, with the Brazilian burning many Barcelona bridges when he quit the club for PSG in 2017. The French outfit will also demand a huge fee for the attacker, despite the current financial crisis within the game due to the coronavirus crisis. However, the report adds that returning to Catalonia is a dream for Neymar and that Barcelona believe the 28-year-old is the perfect replacement for Messi, who turns 33 later this month. As for Lautaro Martinez, Barca are said to be of the opinion that the Inter striker would be a perfect foil for Messi and would add more goals than Suarez. read also:Man City, Inter waited for Messi to signify he wanted Barca exit He has been sensational at the San Siro since the arrival of Antonio Conte as boss, scoring 16 goals from 31 games and striking up a terrific partnership with Romelu FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Catalan giants remain on course for title glory this season but they appear to be on the slide and are looking to freshen up their squad with exciting new talent this summer. A report in the Daily Express claims that Barca are looking to bring in players who can still play alongside their talisman, but that are also capable of replacing him when the time comes. It has become apparent this season that Barcelona are more reliant than ever in the Argentina playmaker, who has scored 21 goals this season – seven more than star striker Luis Suarez and 11 more than last summer’s high-profile addition Antoine Griezmann. To that point, the report adds that the supporting cast currently at Barcelona is not up to scratch and that a major overhaul is needed. They know they need to please Messi, who is said to have become disgruntled after being unhappy when Ernesto Valverde was sacked, and was also furious when Eric Abidal took aim at the squad and devastated when they lost El Clasico at the start of March.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Barcelona reportedly believe that both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez can replace Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp long term. Loading… last_img read more

Duke Energy offers tips to trim energy use in the new year

first_imgStatewide—If saving money made your New Year’s resolution list, start by cutting your energy use, to save money year-round. With some simple lifestyle tweaks, you can trim your energy usage and help keep your 2020 budget in check.Here are ways to monitor and cut your energy use this winter and also avoid billing surprises:7 ways to cut your energy costsReduce your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting. If you have a heat pump, maintain a moderate setting or use a programmable thermostat specifically designed for use with heat pumps.Leave drapes or blinds open during sunny winter days to allow the sun to warm the house. Close them at night to help insulate your home.Have the heating and air conditioning system checked regularly to maintain performance. Duke Energy offers qualified customers rebates to help offset the cost of replacing older HVAC units with more energy-efficient ones.Replace standard incandescent bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LED). LEDs are more efficient while giving off the same amount of light.Operate ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.Change air filters regularly. A dirty air filter makes a heating system work harder, which uses more energy.Set your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees to help you reduce your monthly water heating bills.5 tips to help manage and understand your billsCheck the number of days in your billing cycle. Most bills are for 30 days, but there are times when the billing cycle is shorter or longer. If there are more days in the bill, your bill total could be higher.Look at “average kilowatt-hour” (kWh) use per day. At first glance, your bill may look higher, but if your average use is similar to the same time last year or in a month with similar extreme temperatures, it’s a normal bill.If you have a smart meter, check online to see if a daily usage analysis tool is available. Smart meters collect usage information by the hour, so checking spikes throughout the month – by day and even hour – can show what appliances and behaviors are increasing your bill.Customers without a smart meter can receive high bill alerts when hotter or colder weather may be causing your bill to trend higher than last month. We send these alerts before you receive your bill – so you can take steps to lower your usage before your bill comes.Customers can also use the Duke Energy app to access and manage your account, making it easier to stay on top of your energy usage and bills. You can also take advantage of our energy- and money-saving products and services.For more information on simple ways to avoid energy bill surprises this winter, click here.last_img read more

McCullagh ‘on the mend’

first_img Speaking on Sunday afternoon, McCullagh’s father, trainer Michael, said: ” They took the tube out of his lung yesterday, and he may get out (of hospital) on Tuesday. “He has 10 broken ribs, not seven, and a broken collarbone as well as the collapsed lung, but he’s able to walk around and is very much on the mend.” Press Association Niall McCullagh could leave hospital this week as he continues to recover from serious injuries suffered in a fall on the gallops.center_img McCullagh, who won the Irish St Leger on Royal Diamond in 2012, suffered a collapsed lung with bruising, fractured ribs and a fractured collarbone when riding out for Frank Dunne. He is in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, in Dublin last_img read more

Jonjo Shelvey hails ‘perfect’ week on Tyneside after Newcastle edge out West Ham

first_img Shelvey said modestly: “It’s quite an easy pass to make. Daryl makes those forward runs all the time – he’s a very advanced full-back – and if he keeps making those runs, I’ll always try to find him.” Shelvey and Valencia came together off the ball seven minutes before the break with the striker going to ground, but McClaren later dismissed the clash as a bout of “handbags” and is expecting to hear no more about it. What might have been a much more comfortable afternoon took a twist when Chancel Mbemba left a back-pass woefully short to allow substitute Nikica Jelavic to reduce the deficit. Then, after Aleksandar Mitrovic passed up a series of opportunities to extend the lead, Rob Elliot had to produce a fine late save to deny Cheikhou Kouyate an equaliser. It proved to be a disappointing trip north for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, who was mystified by his team’s first-half no-show. Even star man Dmitri Payet was unable to inspire the visitors on a rare off-day, but Bilic insisted they cannot rely on one man. He said: “Today, we didn’t create a lot, but we have scored many goals in the Premier League so far, we have created many chances in the Premier League. “Okay, like every club, we have one player who stands out in terms of you are expecting something special and it is Dmitri for us. “But it wasn’t the case that he was creating everything for us so far this season.” Saturday’s 2-1 home win over West Ham, which came four days after a hard-fought 3-3 draw with Manchester United at St James’ Park, lifted the Magpies out of the bottom three, for the time being at least, and created a new sense of optimism on Tyneside. That was in part due to the impact made by £12million debutant Shelvey, who injected fresh impetus into a team which had previously struggled going forward. The 23-year-old England international played a part in both his side’s goals, and although he was later involved in an unseemly spat with Hammers striker Enner Valencia, it was a day to remember. Shelvey told nufcTV: “It’s an easy place to come and play football, to be honest with you. The fans are behind you, there are some tremendous players in that dressing room. “It normally takes a little bit of time for players to settle, but I felt right at home. “The players were reading my passes very well and people were getting into position, so it was just easy. I thought it would be a lot harder than it has been this week, but it has been perfect. “It was a massive win. It’s been a great week for the club – it was a great point against Manchester United and we have followed it up with a massive win against West Ham. “It was a perfect performance, I think, in the first half. We started really well, pressed the ball and they rarely played out from the back. We showed real intent and got our two early goals.” It was Shelvey who paved the way for Ayoze Perez’s sixth-minute opener when his pass was expertly laid off by Georginio Wijnaldum for the former Tenerife frontman to curl an inch-perfect shot past keeper Adrian’s outstretched arm. But the raking cross-field ball from which full-back Daryl Janmaat set up Wijnaldum for his ninth goal of the season nine minutes later was even better and left head coach Steve McClaren purring. Jonjo Shelvey ended a “perfect” week on Tyneside with a priceless victory which breathed new life into Newcastle’s Barclays Premier League survival bid. Press Associationlast_img read more

Former national players give back to senior table tennis team

first_imgFORMER national table tennis players residing in the USA have teamed up to support some of Team Guyana’s national players in their quest to bring Guyana regional honours at the 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis championships and Pan America Qualification events, scheduled for March 24-31 at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana.The idea to support the national team with their rubbers and other equipment was suggested by former Caribbean men’s, and 11-time National champion and now ITTF Level Three coach Sydney Christophe.He thought it would be a great gesture to support key team members with the rubbers they use and to have the older stalwarts connect with and support the younger generation of Guyana’s national table tennis players.Based on this idea, Christophe engaged other former national stalwarts and they readily agreed to support the team’s effort with the provision of table tennis rubbers for their racquets for the championshipsIn a novel gesture, the former stalwarts identified and twinned with their player of choice whom they wished to support.The players in turn expressed a desire to explore avenues similar to this gesture to provide and lend their support to future national team representatives.The players were pleasantly surprised by the gesture and expressed their gratitude for the support provided.Donations:Michael Christophe donated to Chelsea Edghill (Butterfly Tenergy Red and Black)Michael Christophe donated to Shemar Britton (Tenergy Red and Black)Souvenir Ramdyhal donated to Joel Alleyne (Butterfly Rozena-Red)Mark and Marion Cheong donated to Natalie Cummings (Butterfly Rozena-Black)Lester Cummings donated to Natalie Cummings (Butterfly Rozena-Red Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX and a pair of Double Fish sneakers)Mike Clarke donated to Priscilla Greaves (Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX)Shaun Abrams donated to Nigel Bryan (Butterfly Tenergy 25 FX black and a pair of Gewo sneakers)Sydney Christophe donated to Christopher Franklin (Xiom Sigma Pro Max – Red and Black)Andrew Gorsira donated to Jody Ann (Butterfly Rozena-Red and Black)Rondell Jordan donated to Nigel Bryan (Butterfly Tenergy 25 FX Red)Sydney Christopher donated to Elishaba Johnson (Xiom Vega Pro Red and Black)Gary Pratt donated to Trenace Lowe (Butterfly Tenergy 05 2.1)Matthew Khan donated to Vibert Williams (Gewo Balls for team training)last_img read more

Look of Web Registration site changes

first_imgStudents said they liked the new look of the Web Registration site now that it has been reformatted.The new site went up on Sunday and now includes a cardinal and gold color scheme, a calendar view with gridlines and an easier method for students to choose classes. It easier to manage the course bin because the home page is no longer split between the course list and course bin.Jenn Kranz, a sophomore majoring in theatre, applauded the improvements for making the site easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.“The Web Registration is more effectively organized,” Kranz said. “It’s a lot easier to navigate and the new color scheme shows school spirit.”Students appreciate the face-lift and improved functionality. But many feel online registration could still be improved by streamlining the process into one step, rather than separate steps“It’s easier to use and I like the color scheme,” said Amy Beck, a sophomore majoring in French and psychology. “It would have been easier if they got [Web Registration] down to one step.”Associate Registrar Frank Chang said the new site was years in the making.“We have been wanting to do this for [a long] time,” Chang said. “We are always evaluating our systems and finding ways to make them better.”Before making the improvements, the Undergraduate Student Government and administrators solicited suggestions from students through focus groups and other surveys, USG Senior Director of Communications Sabena Suri said.“We are really excited about the fact that the whole system is running really smoothly and we feel like it reflects the changes that the administration and the students really wanted to see,” she said.The improvements aimed at rectifying problems with the old format, such as the difficulty in using the site and its aesthetic unpleasantness.“The changes addressed the fact that the system was outdated and difficult to use, in addition to not being as engaging of a platform as it could have been,” Suri said in an email. “They are best reflected in the aesthetics of the site, especially with the use of the cardinal and gold color scheme.”USG hopes to host a student forum in the next few weeks with representatives from the registrar’s office and Information Technology Services to address online academic resources, such as Web Registration and Blackboard, according to USG President Monish Tyagi.last_img read more

USC students participate in Women’s March

first_img“The problem with USC is that you have to look very deeply to find the communities that you want,” Camacho said. “USC is not notoriously known for it’s very outspoken mannerisms, or dealing with these sorts of issues.” The march’s leaders have received criticism in the past regarding issues of anti-Semitism. Tamika Mallory and two other original founders of the march were criticized for allegedly supporting Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, who has made numerous anti-Semitic and racist remarks, according to reports by The New York Times. The Times also reported that a founding member was allegedly pushed out of the organization for anti-Semitic reasons. Speakers like women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some victims of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall, L.A. city councilmembers Nury Martinez and Monica Rodriguez and actress Laverne Cox celebrated the increased number of women in Congress while calling for equal pay and reproductive rights, among other issues. Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan School of Dramatic Arts professor Mike Stutz, who attended the Women’s March with a group of activists painted blue called the “Blue Wave,” said he thinks it’s important for students to use their voices. Camacho said she has not been able to easily find a sense of solidarity among people who are social justice-oriented on campus and that “slacktivism,” or lazy activism, is apparent within the student body. At protests like that against conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s appearance on campus in October, Camacho said a small number of students turn out and that they often lack a cohesive message. Some Jewish students at the march said they considered not going, but ultimately decided to voice their support for the movement. Mike Stutz, a professor at the School of Dramatic Arts, painted himself blue in protest against the current administration. (Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan) “I think I’ve been desperately looking for some sense of solidarity, whether it be my identity as a woman, as a Latina woman or as a queer Latina woman,” Camacho said. “I’m just trying to find a community that I can stand behind and rally behind … just because I feel like there’s been a lack of that.” “I really love the display of unity and, hopefully, intersectionality that would include both Jewish and Muslim women who are oppressed in different ways,” Montooth said. “I think I am seeing that a lot in the women who are here, even if it is not really seen in the leadership.” Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan “I see a lot of individual optimism, which is good and bad,” Montooth said. “I do think I see a lot of open discussions. And even though we’re in L.A., … I do see opinions from all over the spectrum on each side of everything.” Emily Wulf, a freshman majoring in environmental studies, said that though some of the founders of the march were controversial, attending has more to do with showing solidarity with the women marching.center_img Wulf said the Women’s March was a perfect opportunity for USC students to demonstrate their interest in activism. She also said she believes the culture of activism and social justice on campus reflects a minimal effort. “For me, I feel like [the] social justice presence on campus has always remained very surface level and pseudo-knowledgeable,” Wulf said. “You see a lot of people who try to remain politically active, but they do it in the bare minimum way.” Out of 34 Women’s March chapters around the United States, 23 have officially separated themselves from Women’s March Inc., the movement’s parent organization. Last month, Women’s March California issued a statement saying it “does not share leadership, structure or funding with Women’s March Inc.” “[Students] are the future of this country, to state the obvious,” Stutz said. “Get involved now and you understand what a difference you can make. I think the saddest thing out there is someone who thinks they have no effect on the world around them.” Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan USC students, faculty and alumni joined protesters marching through downtown Los Angeles for the third annual Women’s March Saturday. They carried homemade signs that read “Jewish Women Are Powerful,” “#TheFutureIsBlue” and “Feminism Is Big Dick Energy,” among others. “This year I felt it was really important to come and support my Jewish women,” said Assaf Manor, a freshman majoring in theatre and political science. “Because the L.A. Women’s March made such an effort to distance itself from all of those problems and publicly denounce anti-Semitism, I felt like it was a good place to come and show my support.” Members of USC student organizations, including Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, Environmental Student Assembly, USC College Democrats, Trojan Advocates for Political Progress and Residential Education at USC attended the march, which saw over 600,000 people fill the streets of downtown, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Eric Garcetti. Montooth said though the majority of USC’s population does not actively participate in protests, she believes that open discussion takes place on an individual level. Tucker Judkins/Daily Trojan Amelia Montooth, a senior majoring in international relations global business, said she appreciated the diversity among the march’s participants. Maria Camacho, a freshman majoring in international relations, said the Women’s March helped her find an outlet to strengthen her involvement with activism. last_img read more

Schedule remains unforgiving for Wisconsin

first_imgFreshman Ellen Chapman and the rest of the Badgers will hope not to commit as many errors as they did when they last met Illinois.[/media-credit]At the halfway mark of Big Ten play, the Wisconsin volleyball team (13-9, 5-5) has already matched its conference win total from last year, and after already facing six opponents in the AVCA Top 25, the Badgers will once again face a Big Ten giant.To open up the second half of its conference schedule, Wisconsin will travel to play No. 3 Illinois (20-1, 9-1) and Northwestern (11-10, 2-8) on the road this weekend.Illinois is currently coming off its only loss of the season, a 3-1 defeat at the hands of now-No. 1 Nebraska. The Illini boast the top RPI in all of volleyball, as the squad has beaten five of the six ranked teams they have faced so far this season.Wisconsin and Illinois have already met once this season, as the Badgers fell to the Illini in straight sets, 3-0, at the Field House in September. Wisconsin committed 22 attack errors, nine service errors and six receiving errors in that match. The Badgers will hope to eliminate any free points in their match with the Illini.“I think our serving and passing game really hurt us last time,” freshman Ellen Chapman said. “They’re a tough serving team, so we’ll have to work on improving our serve receive. Coach has been stressing it – if you don’t start off with a good pass you can’t run anything.”The Badgers will also have to fight against a talented Illini front line, including second-team All-American Colleen Ward, who led the Illini with 12 kills in their previous matchup with the Badgers. Ward, a second-team All American a season ago, is seventh in the Big Ten in kills per set with 3.71.But Ward doesn’t lead the Illini in kills. Rather, her teammate and fellow third-team All-American Michelle Bartsch does with 3.93 per set, good for sixth in the Big Ten.Besides these two outside hitters, Illinois also boasts one of the tallest front lines in the Big Ten. The tallest of these players is 6-foot-6 freshman Liz McMahon, who along with teammate Erin Johnson, rank in the top 10 of the conference in blocks per set.“[Head coach Pete Waite] has stressed to stay aggressive and be consistent,” junior Bailey Reshel said. “We don’t have room for error against a team like Illinois. Last time we got down really fast and with a team like that it’s almost impossible to get back.”Coming into Friday’s match, the Badgers are a different team than the one Illinois faced previously. Wisconsin has also received a plethora of experience throughout the Big Ten slate and continue to show signs of improvement in every match.“I think we’ve improved the most on a combination of ball control passing and our quick attack,” Waite said. “Our middles are putting up better numbers, and our offense looks much better than when we first started. Now our team has seen each team and (has) an understanding of some tendencies of some players. The second time around the conference should be a little more comfortable for some of the younger players.”The Badgers are also entering their second match without freshman standout Crystal Graff, who went down last week against Minnesota with a knee injury. While the injury to Graff will keep her on the sideline for the remainder of the season, offensively, Reshel has stepped in smoothly for Wisconsin.Wisconsin will look to finish the weekend strong, as the team travels to Evanston, Ill., to take on Northwestern.Although Northwestern is struggling this year the Wildcats still have talent. Sophomore Stephanie Holthus ranks fourth in the Big Ten in kills per set and points per set. Northwestern is also a solid defensive squad, holding opponents to the third lowest hitting percentage in the Big Ten.“We can’t let up at all this weekend,” Chapman said. “We will need to finish the games. We’ve been doing drills in practice to get us in that mindset. Finishing is a big thing we want to improve on in the second half.”“I think throughout this season we’ve came together as a team. We mesh so much better than we did in the beginning of the season. There were a lot of plays where we were all over the place. Now things are starting to flow, and we’re becoming the team we know we can be.”last_img read more