Ford verlaagt de prijs van zijn volledig elektrische Mustang Mach-E om 'volledig concurrerend' te blijven

Ford verlaagt de prijs van zijn volledig elektrische Mustang Mach-E om 'volledig concurrerend' te blijven

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Ford maakt de Mustang Mach-E 2021 iets goedko

Ford maakt de Mustang Mach-E 2021 iets goedko

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Ford is hoping to take the edge off some of the sticker shock when you buy a newMustang Mach-E.Autoblogis reporting on a leaked memo, published on theMach-E Forum, that purports to have been sent to Ford dealerships in the US. The instructions from HQ say that the electric crossover’s price needs to drop from between $1,000 and $3,000, depending on the model.

The entry-level Select and First Edition models both get $1,000 shorn from their price, while the CA Route 1 gets $2,000 knocked off. If you’re opting for the Premium versions, either in all-wheel or rear-wheel drive, then you’ll get $3,000 off the sticker price, before incentives and extras and all that yadda. 

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Spin-arbeiders hebben zojuist hun eerste vakbondsovereenkomst geratificeerd

Spin-arbeiders hebben zojuist hun eerste vakbondsovereenkomst geratificeerd

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De Chinese verkoop van Changan Ford JV groeit dit jaar – bedrijfsfunctionaris – Reuters UK

De Chinese verkoop van Changan Ford JV groeit dit jaar – bedrijfsfunctionaris – Reuters UK

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BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Chongqing Changan Automobile Co said on Saturday that sales of the Changan Ford joint venture will grow this year.

Chairman Zhu Huarong had made the remarks at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu in Beijing

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Hoe solliciteren naar een baan die u loont om herfstgeurkaarsen te testen

Hoe solliciteren naar een baan die u loont om herfstgeurkaarsen te testen

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Illustration for article titled How to Apply for a Job That Pays You to Test Fall Scented Candles

Photo: VeronikaSmirnaya (Shutterstock)

Are you the type of person who can’t pass a candle display in a store without lifting the lid off at least one and sniffing it? Do you look forward to the sights—and more importantly, smells—of autumn all year? Do you actually keep the candles you were given as gifts instead of regifting them? If so, have we got a job for you. Well, it’s more of a contest than a job, but however you look at it, the three people selected will get paid to smell fall scented candles. Here’s some more information on the job, how to apply.

What the job entails

Lifestyle platformWishlisted.comis behind the job/contest, and is looking for three people to smell and review fall scented candles. They’ll get to keep the candles they’re sent, get paid $250 for their time and feedback, and get a signing bonus of a $50 Starbucks gift card and a cozy blanket to enhance their candle-sniffing experience.

Plus, as we’re all getting ready to hunker down for the fall and winter, and whatever else this pandemic and flu season brings, this is an ideal indoor activity. “A little extra cash is always nice, especially when times could be tough,” Dayne Ford, founder and CEO of Wishlisted.com tells Lifehacker. “We also felt people are enjoying the little things at home right now, more than ever.”

And, in case you need more convincing, you can think of it as a service for your fellow candle enthusiasts. “Candle scents are so subjective that we felt what better way to review them than to get help from our audience,” Ford says.

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How to apply

The application process is pretty easy:fill out this formwith your information, answer a few questions about your candle preferences, and what makes you perfect for the job. Just make sure you do so before October 14th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. If you’ve been selected, Wishlisted.com will let you know within the next week. Applicants must be U.S. residents ages 18 and older.

According to Ford, any personally identifiable information the company receives through their secure Google form will be used solely to select their winning applications, and the personal portion of that data will be discarded immediately afterwards. “We do give anyone completing the application the opportunity to subscribe to our email newsletters but that’s entirely optional,” he says, “and will have no impact on their odds of being selected.”

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Nieuw initiatief zal $ 156 miljoen toekennen aan kunstgroepen die worden geleid door mensen van kleu

Nieuw initiatief zal $ 156 miljoen toekennen aan kunstgroepen die worden geleid door mensen van kleu

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Arts|New Initiative Will Grant $156 Million to Arts Groups Run by People of Color

The Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and others are aiding national and regional groups at risk of shuttering because of the pandemic.

Credit…George Etheredge for The New York Times

Some of the nation’s most prominent philanthropists and foundations announced plans on Thursday to donate more than $156 million to help arts organizations run by people of color recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative, called America’s Cultural Treasures, includes national and regional components and was conceived by Darren Walker, president ofthe Ford Foundation, and those who work for the foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program.

It is meant to bring greater resources and recognition to what the foundation described as “Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous” organizationsrepresenting the heritage of people who “have been historically marginalized, underfunded and underrepresented in the narrative of American culture.”

News of the initiative wasfirst reportedby The Washington Post.

The national component includes $50 million from the Ford Foundation and additional money from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Abrams Foundation, the Alice L. Walton Foundation, Barbara and Amos Hostetter, and Tom and Lisa Blumenthal. It will provide $81 million in operational and general support funds to 20 organizations that are “significant national anchors for artistic and cultural diversity in America,” the Ford Foundation said.

National grants will range from $1 million to $6 million each. Recipients include the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage; the Apollo Theater in New York City; the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich.; the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles; and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

“These organizations represent the very highest ideals of artistic excellence and are truly America’s cultural treasures,” Mr. Walker said in a statement. “We hope that other arts philanthropists and corporations will join in increasing support to the many cultural organizations that reflect our nation’s rich and diverse history.”

Cultural institutions across the country have suffered as a result of the pandemic, with some of thebiggestandbest knowndismissing employees and slashing programming as revenue has plummeted. Economists and fund-raising experts believe thatcharitable giving will likely dropmore than it did during the 2008 recession and that recovery will probably take longer, the Ford Foundation said.

Arts organizations led by and serving people of color, which have historically been underfunded, are at increased risk of having to permanently close, the foundation added.

The Ford Foundation also contributed $35 million to the regional initiative, in which multiyear grants will be issued to cultural groups of color with “exceptional regional or local significance.”

Other foundations, including the Getty Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation and the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will provide matching funds for those grants. It is expected that those grant recipients will be announced in early 2021.

The $85 million contribution from the Ford Foundation to the initiative comes from an unusual source: a bond offering earlier this year, amid economic upheaval, in which Ford raised $1 billion so that the organization couldsubstantially increasethe amount of money it distributes.

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Nikola's voorzitter treedt af, aandelen crashen na beschuldigingen van fraud

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Federale minister van Volksgezondheid vuurt terug op Ford, zegt dat de provinciale politie ook quarantainevoorschriften kan handhaven – CTV News

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OTTAWA — Health Minister Patty Hajdu fired back at Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday, reminding him that provincial police can enforce quarantine rules too.

Her comments come afterthe premier lambasted the quarantine systemas “broken” in a Wednesday press conference, saying federal health officers aren’t laying charges against Quarantine Act rule breakers.

“I’ll just remind Premier Ford that in fact, the OPP, who are participating in enforcing the quarantine with the RCMP, have full authority to lay charges,” Hajdu told CTV Power Play Host Evan Solomon during Thursday’s episode.

“So I would encourage him to speak with the Ontario Provincial Police and tell them that if they feel that charges are appropriate, that they should go ahead and use the Quarantine Act as they’ve been empowered to do so.”

Hajdu also pointed out that the vast majority of COVID-19 spread is happening within communities, as opposed to being brought into Canada by an outside source.

“I would encourage the premier and his team to continue their hard work to build up testing capacity and use the full testing capacity that the federal government is supporting with billions of dollars,” she said.

Should federal quarantine officers decide to enforce the Quarantine Act, rule breakers could face up to six months in jail and fines up to $750,000.

Meanwhile, police forces can issue tickets up to $1,000.

“The premier should advise the OPP that if he feels they are not fully using the act in the way that they have the authority to do so, that they of course are empowered to do that,” Hajdu said.

Ford said Wednesday that the Ontario police have uncovered over 600 cases wherein people flouted the rules — but none resulted in charges.

“The system is broken,” Ford said. “I need the help from the federal government to make an amendment or change it. Why have our police go around and checking to see if people are quarantining if they aren’t going to follow up with a charge?”

According to The Canadian Press, between March 25 and Sept. 3, police have been asked to check on the whereabouts of 87,338 people ordered to quarantine. Federal data also shows that the RCMP has issued 27 tickets to rule breakers, while the OPP has handed out 14.

“As of Sept. 1, 2020, the RCMP has issued 20 fines totalling just over $18,000 to individuals under the Quarantine Act,” said Cpl. Caroline Duval, a spokesperson for the RCMP, in a statement emailed to CTV News on Sept. 3.

In addition to that, as of Sept. 3, two people have been charged under the Quarantine Act.

With files from The Canadian Press

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De elektrische F-150 van Ford kan een mobiele krachtbron zijn voor werkplekken en m

De elektrische F-150 van Ford kan een mobiele krachtbron zijn voor werkplekken en m

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It’s been a few months since we’ve heard much about Ford’sall-electric F-150. Today, along with announcing a $700 million investment in a Michigan-based, high-tech manufacturing plant, Fordsharednew details about the EV.

The electric F-150 will allow mobile power generation, so customers can use their trucks as power sources on, say, jobsites or campsites. (What else do you do with a truck?) The vehicle will come with dual electric motors, and Ford claims it will have more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available today. It’ll also have the fastest acceleration and be able to tow heavy trailers. 

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WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg gebruikte een privé-Trump-bijeenkomst om TikTok pijn te doen

WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg gebruikte een privé-Trump-bijeenkomst om TikTok pijn te doen

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TikTok has, for its part, pointed accusatory fingers at Facebook, saying that it’s trying to use politics to damage a rival. In July, CEO Kevin Mayerpublished an open lettercalling Facebook out for launching a “another copycat product […] after their other copycat, Lasso, failed quickly.” Mayer added that Facebook was launching “maligning attacks by our competitor — namely Facebook — disguised as patriotism and designed to put an end to our very presence in the US.”

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