Land Rover launches petrol variant of Discovery Sport in India

first_imgThe petrol variant of the Land Rover Discovery Sport has been launched in India at an ex-showroom (New Delhi) price of Rs 56.5 lakh. The petrol variant of the car will be sold alongside its diesel variant which is already sold in India.The petrol variant of the Discovery Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre engine that puts out 238 bhp and is mated to a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission. The petrol variant of the Discovery Sport will be available in the HSE Trim in India.Also Read: Jaguar Land Rover sues Chinese automaker over Evoque copycat President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), Rohit Suri said, “We are excited to introduce the petrol derivative of the Land Rover Discovery Sport. This will help us broaden the appeal of this fabulous premium versatile SUV for customers who are more inclined towards driving a vehicle with a powerful petrol engine at its heart along with Land Rover’s legendary off-road capability and reliability – a perfect combination of performance, capability and composure. “The petrol Discovery Sport will be available in a 5+2 seating configuration and Land Rover’s trade mark “All Terrain Capability”, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Dynamic Stability Control (DCS), Command Driving position, Adaptive Xenon Headlamps, Panoramic Sunroof, multiple USB charging points etc. It also features a remarkable Park Assist feature, which helps in parallel parking and Park Exit & Perpendicular Park which are hugely popular with many Discovery Sport customers.Also Watch: Watch: Land Rover Discovery Sport tows a 100-tonne train advertisementlast_img read more

New Additions to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

first_img in Headlines, News Brian P. Brooks Fannie Mae Jonathan Plutzik Karin J. Kimbrough 2019-03-21 Donna Joseph Fannie Mae announced that Karin J. Kimbrough and Brian P. Brooks were elected to its Board of Directors. The agency stated that the “two new directors are respected and knowledgeable business leaders in the technology and financial services sectors. They join other similarly dynamic and accomplished individuals on a Board of Directors that continues guiding Fannie Mae in its drive to be America’s most valued housing partner.”“I am pleased to welcome Karin and Brian to the Fannie Mae Board of Directors,” said Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman of the Board. “We will benefit greatly from their unique insights and perspective as the company delivers on its mission to provide liquidity to the mortgage market and support access to credit and affordable housing for families across the country.”“Karin and Brian are the right additions to our Board as we continue finding innovative ways to make housing more affordable while driving digital transformation of the mortgage experience for our customers and partners,” said Hugh R. Frater, Interim CEO. “Their deep experience in technology and banking will complement the expertise of their peers on the Board as they help guide us toward achieving our corporate priorities.”Kimbrough has served as Assistant Treasurer for Google since October 2017. She previously served as a Managing Director and Head of Macroeconomic Policy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from November 2014 to October 2017. Prior to that, Kimbrough worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2005 to October 2014, serving as a Director for the Financial Stability Monitoring function in the markets group from 2010 to October 2014 and as a manager for analytical development from 2005 to 2010. She  previously worked as an economist and strategist at Morgan Stanley from 2000 to 2005.Brooks has served as the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase Global, Inc. since September 2018. He previously served as Fannie Mae’s EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from November 2014 to September 2018. Prior to that, Brooks was Vice Chairman of OneWest Bank N.A., from 2011 to November 2014, where he served as Chief Legal Officer. Previously, he served as a partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he served from 2008 through 2011 as managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office and from 2010 through 2011 as group leader of the firm’s financial services practice. New Additions to Fannie Mae Board of Directorscenter_img March 21, 2019 609 Views Sharelast_img read more

QA On a Bering Sea island disappearing ice threatens a way of

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Country By Warren CornwallMay. 17, 2019 , 12:30 PM Brendan Smith/North Pacific Research Board Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)center_img Q&A: On a Bering Sea island, disappearing ice threatens a way of life Email Over the past two winters, ice cover in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia has fallen to the lowest levels seen in at least 4 decades. Now, scientists are trying to figure out whether this is a statistical fluke, or another sign of climate change. A lasting shift could dramatically transform a region that is home to indigenous communities whose way of life relies on ice. Some communities cut holes in the sea ice for crabbing, for example, or use the ice to travel to fishing and hunting areas.One native community that has had a close-up view of the recent changes in the Bering Sea is the village of Diomede, which sits on Little Diomede Island in the Bering Strait. Opik Ahkinga is the village’s environmental coordinator. ScienceInsider recently interviewed her about how the changing winter ice has affected life on Little Diomede Island and nearby Big Diomede Island.This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Q: What changes in sea ice have you seen?A: We haven’t seen a good freeze up since 2012. When I say “freeze up,” I mean there was no open water to be seen around both islands for 2-plus miles. [Instead,] we saw areas of open water on both the north and south sides of Big Diomede.We used to crab a mile south off our island; in 2013, our crabbing area was about half a mile out due to open water. In 2016, we set crabbing areas even closer to the village. That was a warm year for us. Nearing the second week of November, there was no snow coverage and still some green grass near walkways. That was the first time any of us had seen a fall season like that.[In 2017], on December 24th, on my helicopter flight to Nome, I saw only slush ice and small scattered new ice around the Diomede Islands. I flew back home on January 18, 2018, and there was still … much open water. It was a pretty sight to see, but not what the hunters and ice crabbers wanted.On February 20, 2018, fierce southerly winds and monster waves hit Diomede. Even my chimney pipe blew over. My dad is 82 years old and told me that is not something he has seen or heard of by his elders before him. On March 25th, I made my first crabholes on the south side, but on April 10 the ice broke away. By the 16th, we were surrounded by ocean again. Hearts were broken. I caught only one Alaska blue king crab in 2018.Q: How are people on Little Diomede reacting to the low sea ice?A: None of us like this climatic change. We know our ocean water is warmer and that we’ll never see that old ice pass through the Bering Strait. We know if the ice freezes it won’t begin in December and stay until May. We know hunting and crabbing could last a month or less. Low ice conditions will continue to take away our Inupiaq cultural lifestyle.I know many of us miss our traditional foods. I hear people talking about how they miss eating fermented walrus flipper. Even that makes my mouth water, because I want that, too.There are family-owned meat caches that are never used anymore, since 2012. After a spring walrus hunt, the men stored walrus flippers in those meat holes. Bad ice movements kept the hunters from boating out to catch walrus. Diomede has seen bad walrus hunting in the past 6 years.Our main food source today comes from the stores, processed and packaged in plastics and cans. This wasn’t the daily life we had in the past. Everyone preferred to eat Eskimo foods instead. It doesn’t cost money, is healthier for us, and tastes way better to us, too.Q: Has the loss of sea ice had a direct impact on you?A: The last Bering Air flight landed [here] in May of 2013. Diomede is a tiny little island without an airplane runway. We had to wait for the winter ice to freeze to a thickness of 4.5 feet, and no open water to the north. When the ice was frozen enough, a front loader could scrape a 2000-foot runway. Bering Air Service could land and bring us mail and freight daily. I miss those airplane days. We saw fresh produce and frozen meat products in our local store, in the winter and spring. Before climate change took our good ice seasons, helicopter service happened only in the summer and fall. Today, we see [helicopter service] throughout the entire year, once a week, weather permitting. Traveling out of Diomede via helicopter is extremely expensive, making it harder for people to travel in and out.last_img read more