Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive told Reuters he is open to more alliances to lower the costs of developing technology, but is not looking for a full-blown corporate merger."We feel the pressure" from demands to slash carbon emissions and develop electric vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover chief Ralf Speth said in an interview on the sidelines of the Los Angeles auto show.But to the question of whether the company and its parent, Tata Motors Ltd. are seeking a merger for Jaguar Land Rover, Speth said: "The answer is no. We can really survive on our own."Close The British luxury sedan and SUV maker is "always open" to discussions of technology alliances and component sharing with other companies, Speth said. related news OECD trims global 2020 growth forecast BMW orders more than 10 billion euros' worth of battery cells Earlier this year, the maker of Jaguar sedans and Land Rover SUVs agreed with German luxury automaker BMW AG to develop electric car parts … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover chief wants alliances, not a merger
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“Over here we have some mint, romaine lettuce, there’s basil in the back there, chives are coming, flat-leaf parsley…” advertisement advertisement Jimmy Ng, program director of The Growing Experience, an urban farm in Long Beach, California, is showing me the results of an “aquaponics” system that is helping his crops survive the brutal drought that has persisted here for four years. Not only has there been a lack of precipitation in California, but the weather has been wildly unpredictable. On the day I meet Ng in early October, it’s blisteringly hot–the thermometer’s pushing well past 90–making a stack of newly picked pumpkins look strangely out of place. The heat also makes it difficult to stand for too long inside the greenhouse where Ng is explaining how a 600-gallon tub filled with tilapia and goldfish, and 175 white, metal towers have miraculously produced the plethora of green produce. Ng points to a white, … [Read more...] about This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture
Audi recently unveiled its latest offering in the SUV segment at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show. Called the RS Q8, it is the sixth and final model from the German carmaker to join the RS lineup.Since the RS Q8 is a sportier version of the standard Q8 SUV, it majorly carries forward its aesthetic design. Its octagonal grille is finished in a blacked-out honeycomb mesh, which displays the RS insignia. It is flanked by prominent air dams, while the rear gets connected tail lamps and dual exhaust setup. The car stands on 22-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, though Audi is also offering optional 23-inch units.The interiors are equipped with a triple screen dashboard along with Audi’s RS UI. The upholstery is decked with Valcona leather and carbon fibre trim, and the seats are sporty units. Audi has upgraded the SUV with RS-specific adaptive air suspension, standard all-wheel steering and the company’s signature drive select system.Close Mechanically, the RS Q8 is powered by a … [Read more...] about LA Motor Show: Audi showcases RS Q8 SUV with 48V mild hybrid system
Writer’s block can happen to anyone—whether you’re penning the next Great American Novel or simply trying to come up with a creative intro to the weekly company newsletter you write. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of thing that goes away with practice, either. Take it from wordsmiths behind TV shows such as Fresh off the Boat and 30 Rock: All the Emmys in the world won’t rid you of those pesky blocks that accompany the creative process. advertisement advertisement “It happens to every writer,” says Leon Chills, who recently sold his debut movie script (an action drama that Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown are set to produce and star in) while also writing for the forthcoming Netflix show Spinning Out. For Chills, writer’s block comes on strongest when he needs to generate completely new ideas, as in: What’s the next film? Success, Chills says, is about learning what coping strategies work for you and how to … [Read more...] about 4 successful Hollywood screenwriters on dealing with writer’s block
It is Sunday in Brooklyn, the July air oppressive. You get on the subway, heading for the depths of the borough, someplace no one you know lives–yet. advertisement advertisement Off the train, phone and maps app in hand, you walk toward the pedestrian underpass of the noisy Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, meandering through a mix of residential buildings, bodegas, factories, and abandoned buildings. And then you find it: a huge, shady courtyard between two towering manufacturing buildings, strung with twinkling lights and tricked out with bars serving sangria, a taco stand, a dance floor, and most importantly, a DJ table. You’ve arrived at Mister Sunday, one of the best daytime dance parties in New York. A sweaty, multi-ethnic tangle of scantily clad twenty- and thirtysomethings in barely-there rompers and jorts rub shoulders and butts on the dance floor with young parents with babies on their hips and aging disco-era veterans. This throbbing, vibrant scene will play … [Read more...] about Gentrification, Inc.