Global NCAP, the umbrella body of consumer car safety testing bodies, welcomes the Indian Government’s initiative to launch a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) but believes that this positive step should also be accompanied by action to apply the United Nation’s minimum crash tests standards.
India is now the fifth largest producer in the world of passenger cars but new independent crash tests show why the country should use internationally accepted safety standards. Crash tests of Nissan’s Datsun Go and Maruti-Suzuki’s Swift demonstrate a high risk of life-threatening injuries with both cars receiving zero-star safety rating for their adult occupant protection. These risks would be significantly reduced if the cars had to comply with the UN test regulation for frontal and side impact.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally. This costly plan is another step in the administration's policies designed to eliminate low cost and reliable electricity and replace it with more expensive and less reliable sources.
"The rule is a stunning attempt to remake the nation's entire electric grid at great cost to households and businesses across the US. Our manufacturing base will become less competitive because of higher electricity prices. The impact of this regulation will be felt by families as they will spend more to heat and cool their homes. Those on fixed incomes and seniors will be forced to pay a disproportionately higher share of their monthly budget on utilities," said Hal Quinn, president and CEO, National Mining Association."
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Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its brand-new NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA. The NAUTIZ X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military.
The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. It has an IP67 ingress protection rating, which means it offers complete protection against dust and sand and can withstand immersion in water. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibration, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.
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When it comes to screen protection, smartphone users must choose between a scratch protector that covers the screen with a foggy, bubble–filled film or opting for a naked, scratched touch screen. These flawed options are made obsolete with OtterBox® Alpha Glass™, the toughest screen protector yet, boasting flawless clarity, reactive touch, anti–shatter glass and precision application.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7279451-otterbox-introduces-alpha-glass-fortified-glass-screen-protectors-for-smartphones/
Zev is an elite hunter, fierce and lethal. But when Branislava wakens him in a warrior’s cave where he was put for his own protection, Zev feels a new awakening in more ways than he could have ever imagined. Vampires and rogue Lycans are not all Zev and Branaslava will have to fight if they are to survive. A mysterious evil lurks nearby. One that not even the Carpathians can see coming. One that may cost them all dearly. Find out more at http://www.ChristineFeehan.com. Paranormal Romance
A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated August as Tree Check Month to encourage the public to look for signs of a devastating invasive pest, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The USDA is asking for help spreading the word about how the public can help save trees with a PSA TV spot, radio scripts, and print advertisements.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7277051-usda-august-tree-check-month-asian-longhorned-beetle-invasive-pest-psa/
Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 – which will be revealed in August – will offer the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry. The new technologies will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400582-all-new-volvo-XC90-safest-car
The National Mining Association (NMA) called on policymakers to reject an ill-conceived administration proposal that would jeopardize America’s electric grid and threaten the economic well-being of consumers and businesses. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed aggressive guidelines for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-based power plants that generate 40 percent of the nation’s electricity and which will raise the cost of electricity for all Americans, according to NMA.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7221751-national-mining-association-affordable-reliable-electricity/
Did you use the plywood from your hurricane shutters to build a tree house or use your garage door brace to hold up the bird feeder? If so there’s a good chance your home may not be hurricane ready.
Being properly prepared is paramount during hurricane season. To learn more about how to protect yourself and your property, visit State Farm Learning Center. It can make a big difference to your safety, security and survival. Is your property hurricane ready?
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/
LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, today announced the debut of its new video series, “LoDown with LoJack,” reviewing the knowledge and distinctive culture of the company’s Law Enforcement Liaison team.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7225151-lodown-with-lojack-law-enforcement-auto-theft-expertise
Supergoop!® announces its partnership with entrepreneur and international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova, welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with Founder and CEO Holly Thaggard. Supergoop! is the first and only multi-functional skincare line in prestige distribution with a foundation in UV protection and 100% dedication to sun safety. This partnership will be a vehicle for Supergoop! to spotlight the brand’s mission to elevate skin cancer awareness alongside the many skincare and beauty benefits attributed to applying UV protection every single day.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7190451-supergoop-partnership-tennis-maria-sharapova-sun-protection-skincare
The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.
The Equinox and the Terrain qualify for the Institute’s highest award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Toyota Highlander, a midsize SUV whose acceptable small overlap rating was announced in December, also qualifies. The award is given to vehicles with a good or acceptable small overlap rating, good ratings in four other occupant protection tests, and a rating of basic or higher for front crash prevention.
Three other midsize SUVs in the test group rate poor for small overlap protection, and three are marginal.