In a blow to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle gas mileage standards will now officially be significantly lower than those instated by the Obama administration, after the Department of Transport and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today the confirmation of a new series of standards for fuel efficiency, under a rule called SAFE, for “Safer Affordable Fuel-efficient vehicles.” … [Read more...] about The Trump administration officially rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards
“We will not have to stop air travel, but we will have to plan for it more carefully,” President Nixon told the nation in November 1973. Schedules would be reduced, loads increased, and the use of fuel for aviation cut by 15 percent. Then, as now, we faced a crisis over energy. Nixon’s speech followed the OPEC oil shock, but concerns about the climate were already growing. (Scientists would begin to reach consensus on the basic facts of global warming by decade’s end.) So an urgent problem came to Richard Whitcomb, a decorated NASA engineer at Langley Research Center in Virginia: Might there be some cheap and easy way to make flying more efficient? … [Read more...] about How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions
“Brig Gen VO Ita from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade Azare and appointed Commander while Brig Gen JAL Jimoh from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna and appointed Commander and Brig Gen GTO Ajetunmobi has been redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation. … [Read more...] about Nigerian Army approves new posting, appointments of officers
Uber, in a statement, on Tuesday announced its new service UberMedic in which it will provide drivers for healthcare authorities so that they can arrange transportation for frontline healthcare providers to and from their homes as well to health care and medical facilities. UberMedic is designed to ensure that all healthcare workers who need to be mobile have a reliable and efficient way of getting around. It is aimed to give hospitals and their health care workers the flexibility to provide optimal healthcare. Uber will facilitate top-rated drivers and dedicated cars to the hospitals through its platform. Keeping the safety of drivers in mind, and in line with government advisory, Uber will work with partner hospitals to provide drivers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hand sanitisers, gloves, disinfectant sprays and face masks. The drivers will be well-trained in COVID-19 related safety protocols, such as not allowing riders to sit in the front passenger seat. … [Read more...] about Uber provides UberMedic service to assist healthcare providers
By Tae Kim The coronavirus is changing the way we work. As more governments implement stricter shelter-in-place orders, corporations and their employees are scrambling to figure out how to conduct business operations in a work-at-home world. First, new hardware is required. Sales of monitors, webcams and laptops are soaring as people build out their home offices. But that’s the easy part. The bigger issue is how to enable similar levels of productivity without the many brief conversations and in-person meetings during a typical day at the office. To accomplish this, companies are increasingly turning to a handful upstarts in the aptly named workforce collaboration software category. These are the tools, initially designed for use in an office, which the world has now discovered work so well when trying to stay connected remotely, from video conferencing to electronic messaging platforms. And as they gain traction in the home workspace, it seems more and more likely … [Read more...] about Slack and Zoom seize the day, but will they stick?