Crash test dummies just got fat

first_imgThursday 30 October 2014 12:54 pm whatsapp Crash test dummies just got fat whatsapp Crash test dummies briefly became an object of fascination in the 90s, when they were the subject of a cartoon – but since then they’ve pretty much been going about their daily business, being slammed into walls to show manufacturers how the human body reacts to car crashes.Recently, though car makers have encountered a problem. Traditional crash test dummies were modelled on a tall-ish person with a healthy body-mass index (BMI), weighing just under 12 stone. But as people are getting bigger, so are car seats – and so is the problem of effectively testing the safety of cars on all shapes and sizes. Particularly when you take into consideration that studies show obese drivers are 78 per cent more likely to die in a car crash than their skinny counterparts – because, apparently, they tend to suffer from sleep disorders and therefore fall asleep at the wheel.So crash test dummy manufacturer Humanetics has developed a dummy based on the larger passenger, with a BMI of about 35 – about 19st 3lb – which is classed by US health regulators as “morbidly obese”.Crash Test Dummies super-sized (Source: Humanetics) Chris O’Conner, the company’s chief executive, told ABC News that “an obese person has more mass around midsection and a larger rear which pushes them out of position. They sit further forward and the belt does not grasp the pelvis as easily”. Larger dummies will therefore enable car manufacturers to try out more robust seatbelts and airbags.Ironically, the dummies are still at the testing stage, but the company says it hopes to bring them into full production at some point next year.  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tesco director and former Food Standards Agency head Tim Smith lobbied government over report into dirty chicken – Guardian

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New Scotland Yard sold for £370m to Abu Dhabi Financial Group – netting unexpected £120m

first_img Share New Scotland Yard sold for £370m to Abu Dhabi Financial Group – netting unexpected £120m Show Comments ▼ Lynsey Barber by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator News Scotland Yard, the central London home of the Metropolitan Police, has been sold to a group of Abu Dhabi investors for £120m more than the building’s guide price.The Abu Dhabi Financial Group has been revealed as the buyer of the 1.7 acre, 600,000 sq ft site in Victoria, paying £370m after what was described as an “extremely competitive bidding process”. The sale of the 1960s office block, which went on the market with an asking price of £250m in September, is a “landmark deal” according to the Mayor’s office, which is behind the sell-off.Deputy mayor for policing and crime Stephen Greenhalgh described the deal as “a win for everyone” saying:  “Police officers get the investment in technology they need, Londoners get the modern, efficient police service they deserve, and the public purse gets a £100m windfall from stamp duty, helping to fund our schools and hospitals.”The sale hadn’t been expected until next year, but 10 Broadway, as the property was marketed, comes with potential for a 690,000 sq ft residential-led development that could be worth £1bn upon completion, attracting a flurry of attention.London Mayor Boris Johnson said of the deal: “The sale of this under-used and outdated building means we can now not only protect that rich heritage, but also fund the new HQ and kit out bobbies with the latest mobile technology to secure the future of the force. This landmark deal allows us to preserve the past whilst giving today’s Met a vital cash boost so our officers can go on keeping London safe.”The sale is part of an overhaul of the Met’s portfolio of properties by the Mayor’s office. City Hall has already raised £125m through the sale of 32 premises in London, with a further £125m of properties expected to be sold off this financial year, excluding New Scotland Yard.The Met will move to a new headquarters at the Curtis Green Building on Victoria Embankment, a move that’s expected to save £6m a year, or the equivalent of 130 bobbies on the beat.The Abu Dhabi Financial Group is also redeveloping 1 Palace Street near Buckingham Palace. Its latest purchase comes amid a flurry of property investments in the capital from the Middle East and Asia. center_img Tuesday 9 December 2014 7:18 am whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BP announces pay freeze for 84,000 workers thanks to oil price slump

first_img Show Comments ▼ Oil giant BP has frozen the pay of its 84,000 staff as the collapsing price of oil takes its toll on the FTSE 100.Brent crude has collapsed by more than 57 per cent since the summer, from in $110 to under $50. The company’s chief executive Bob Dudley sent a memo to employees notifying them of the pay freeze. However, performance related bonuses have not been included. In 2013, BP paid its workforce £9bn. Two weeks ago BP announced it would shedding 300 positions at its North Sea operation. The company employs close to 4,000 people in the North Sea and another 11,000 across the UK.Dudley wrote to staff:The tougher external environment in 2015 means that our businesses and functions need to work… to take a number of measures in response to the harsh trading environment.One of the measures we are taking across the group is a general freeze to base pay for 2015, with only a few exceptions for specific circumstances around the world.In December, BP said it would be save $1bn over the next five quarters thanks to a restructuring. According to Bloomberg news, over 30,000 jobs have been lost in the oil industry.Veterans of the oil industry such as Sir Ian Wood have urged the government to cut taxes to prevent job losses. Wood warned the government up to 40,000 jobs could be lost if things remain as they are.  whatsapp whatsapp Share BP announces pay freeze for 84,000 workers thanks to oil price slump More From Our Partners Bill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Jeff Misenti Monday 26 January 2015 3:29 pm Tags: BP Company Oil priceslast_img read more

Shard makers planning a Trilogy

first_imgA THIRD building is being planned to join the Shard and Baby Shard to create a “trilogy” of towers designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano. Sellar Property Group, the firm responsible for the two existing buildings, is in talks with contractors over the new project, which is expected to result in an addition to the London skyline by 2018. Shard makers planning a Trilogy Thursday 26 February 2015 9:17 pm Express KCS Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more

General election 2015 interactive: Nigel Farage’s Ukip fighting fit on social media

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Adobe share price slips as Creative Cloud subscribers miss expectation

first_imgThe figuresAdobe’s profits climbed 80 per cent to $84.9m , or 17 cents per share and 44 cents per share on a non-adjusted basis, in the first quarter to February. That was from revenue of $1.11bn which grew 11 per cent on the same quarter last year.Shares fell three per cent in after hours trading despite the figures beating analysts expectations. Why it’s interestingAdobe has moved to a subscription-based model for its creative suite of tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.Those number grew 28 per cent on the same quarter in 2014,  generating revenue of $713.4m, up 52 per cent on last year.Adding 517,00 new subscribers to Creative Cloud to bring total subscribers to 3.97m was shy of forecasts of 575,000 however.What Adobe said”Adobe Marketing Cloud and Creative Cloud continue to be growth engines for Adobe. We are excited about today’s announcement of the Adobe Document Cloud, which brings innovative new capabilities, including built-in e-signing, to millions of customers, said president and chief executive Shantanu Narayen.In ShortWhile the money was, well, on the money, subscriber growth disappointed making it more difficult to hit its year-end target of six million subscribers. whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Lynsey Barber Adobe share price slips as Creative Cloud subscribers miss expectation Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Tags: NULL Tuesday 17 March 2015 5:07 pmlast_img read more

Rothschild signals intent to acquire Asian mining firm

first_img Express KCS Rothschild signals intent to acquire Asian mining firm Show Comments ▼ Monday 20 April 2015 9:37 pm NAT ROTHSCHILD is considering making a joint bid for distressed Indonesian coal miner Asia Resource Minerals (ARMS).NR Holdings, a trust controlled by the British financier, and Russia’s Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) are tipped to join forces and make a cash offer for the firm.“NR Holdings and SUEK are considering a possible cash offer, to be made by a special purpose vehicle,” NR Holdings said in a statement issued after the London Stock Exchange closed yesterday.The mooted deal comes less than a week after ARMS received notice of a possible £210m ($313m) bid from Asia Coal Ventures (ACE), a vehicle funded by Indonesia’s Sinarmas Group.ACE’s potential bid risks scuppering a long-awaited restructuring of ARMS, which has been publicly backed by Rothschild, who co-founded the company with Indonesia’s wealthy Bakrie family in 2010.Bitter boardroom battles and tumbling coal prices have slashed ARMS’s market value by over 90 per cent since then. At Monday’s close, the company was worth about £147.2m.NR Holdings said the restructuring would give ARMS financial stability in the short and medium term. It urged investors to vote in favour of resolutions to be proposed at a shareholder meeting later this week to avoid a “likely” debt default later this year.NR Holdings said: “Shareholders are urged to vote in favour of the resolutions and to take no action should ACE make an offer for the company.” whatsapp More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Pimco Total Return Fund loses its title as the world’s biggest bond mutual fund

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Skype was refused a trademark as it sounds too much like Sky

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Share Tags: NULL Wednesday 6 May 2015 5:20 am Skype was refused a trademark as it sounds too much like Sky whatsapp It’s not hard to tell the difference between Skype and Sky. One’s a Microsoft-owned text, voice and video messaging service, the other’s a Rupert Murdoch-owned  television, broadband and telephone provider.But yesterday judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg said the public could be confused by the two, as Skype’s name and logo sounds and looks too similar to those of “Sky”. Because of that, it upheld a previous decision by the trademark office in 2012 and 2013, which prevented the Skype name being registered, but did not block its use by the business. “Conceptually, the figurative element conveys no concept, except perhaps that of a cloud,” the judgement said.”[That] would further increase the likelihood of the element ‘Sky’ being recognised within the word element ‘Skype’, for clouds are to be found ‘in the sky’ and thus may readily be associated with the word ‘sky’.”Microsoft, which owns Skype, has said it intends to appeal the decision.The case was initially bought by Microsoft to challenge the 2012 and 2013 decisions by the EU trademark authority which followed a complaint from Sky about 10 years ago. center_img Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comlast_img read more