Retailers miss out on festive shopping boom

first_img Tags: NULL MANY British retailers have failed to cash in on the Christmas shopping boom, according to research released today, causing the number of struggling businesses in the sector to increase considerably.According to research by specialist professional services group Begbies Traynor – covering 1 October to 17 December – UK retailers are considerably worse off this Christmas than they were last year, with 24,251 retailers now suffering “significant” financial distress, compared to 15,792 businesses at the same stage last year; a huge increase of 54 per cent.Food and clothing retailers were two of the worst hit groups, experien­c­ing increases in “significant” dis­tress of 70 per cent and 123 per cent respectively.Julie Palmer, partner and retail expert at Begbies Traynor, said:  “Black Friday was lauded as the biggest day of retail sales this year, but it seems the only real winners were the largest online retailers and big brand high street chains with the biggest discounts and best online offerings.“With Christmas just around the corner, no amount of last minute present buying will turn around the fortunes of the general retailers before the sales frenzy starts on Boxing Day.” Retailers miss out on festive shopping boom More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Share Express KCS Monday 22 December 2014 9:02 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comlast_img read more

Tumbling oil price eats into FTSE 100’s morning increase – London Report

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tumbling oil price eats into FTSE 100’s morning increase – London Report Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity 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 ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement FALLS on Wall Street dragged back the FTSE 100’s early gains yesterday, as heavily weighted oil and energy companies dropped there as well as in Europe. The premier index was little changed at 6,501.42, up just 0.28 points. By comparison, Germany’s Dax and France’s Cac, which have less exposure to oil producers, were up over one per cent.The FTSE 100 has fallen one per cent so far in January, extending December’s 2.3 per cent drop.Brent oil fell five per cent, dropping below $48 a barrel to near six-year lows following a cut in short-term forecasts by Goldman Sachs.The UK oil and gas index, which features major oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and BP, was down 1.5 per cent, extending falls after US stocks dipped in early trade.GKN rose 3.2 per cent, after Credit Suisse raised its price target for the stock to 410p from 380p and reiterated its “outperform” rating.Domestic energy suppliers came under pressure. SSE fell 5.8 per cent, the biggest loss in the FTSE 100 index. Monday 12 January 2015 8:12 pm Sharecenter_img whatsapp Express KCS whatsapp Tags: Company FTSE 100 Oil prices last_img read more

News / DHL ramps up operations to capitalise on booming Thai e-commerce and links with China’s JD.com

first_imgMalcolm Monteiro, Asia Pacific chief executive for DHL eCommerce, noted that although Thailand had been quick to adopt online selling, further market growth was likely, since the online share of the retail market was still relatively low compared with other regional economies – “only 1.7% of total sales in Thailand are obtained from e-commerce, compared with more than 10% in China”.Thailand’s rapid online growth is providing strategic opportunities for new e-commerce logistics services, especially for 3PLs which can provide timely, efficient and traceable last-mile delivery solutions.To this end, DHL will develop its existing delivery infrastructure with a 3,000sq metre central distribution centre in Bangkok and a national network of 20 depots. A fleet of two- and four-wheel vehicles will provide next-day delivery to all urban areas, with drivers handling cash payments – an important service in a region where credit card use remains comparatively low.DHL’s strategy in Thailand is to provide a tailored delivery service to SMEs that may lack the capacity to operate their own. In China, however, DHL is expanding its logistics partnership with JD.com, China’s largest online direct sales company.The two have signed an agreement to co-operate on a range of cross-border supply chain initiatives by making DHL the preferred logistics supplier to JD.com’s International Business Group, which focuses on consumers outside China. DHL will also serve JD.com’s domestic market by handling cross-border imports and distribution.Upgrading logistics infrastructure and distribution networks is increasingly at the heart of the battle between China’s rival e-commerce giants and between the 3PLs vying for large-scale fulfilment and delivery contracts.Alibaba has poured billions into its logistics networks, most notably by partnering with Singapore Post (SingPost) to serve South-east Asia, and through its subsidiary Best Logistics, which caters to the vast Chinese express delivery market. In terms of 3PL activity, Damco recently announced an e-commerce logistics fulfilment services for international retailers serving Chinese consumers.Meanwhile, Amazon’s decision to delve further into China’s logistics market will cause concern among some forwarders.Amazon has registered its subsidiary, Beijing Century Joyo Courier Service, as a freight forwarder, allowing it to handle exports to the US and Europe. The move could see Amazon take complete ownership of its ocean freight operations, as well as offering logistics services to its third-party merchants.“We may get cut out,” Cliff Sullivan, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, told Reuters. By Sam Whelan in Ho Chi Minh City 16/02/2016 DHL is ramping up its e-commerce operations in Asia with the launch of a next-day domestic delivery service in Thailand and expanding its partnership with JD.com in China.Singling out Thailand as a key growth market for e-commerce logistics in South-east Asia, DHL said it would offer online retailers next-day delivery in urban centres, an e-commerce portal for shipment preparation and full tracking visibility for consumers.DHL eCommerce chief executive Thomas Kipp said: “Thailand, with its tremendous growth potential, fast e-commerce adoption and high smartphone penetration rates, has been identified as the first south-east Asian country to launch our domestic delivery service in line with our group’s Strategy 2020.”Thailand’s e-commerce market value grew by 3.7% to $57bn last year, and business-to-consumer sales increased by 15.3%, according to the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA). DHL says the market could more than triple in size between now and 2020.last_img read more

A new venture fund will invest in reproductive medicine. Here’s what’s worth watching in the field

first_img The field of fertility medicine is booming right now. Women are waiting longer and longer to have children. Same-sex couples looking to start families are increasingly turning to in vitro fertilization. And investors are pouring money into startups pitching egg freezing and genetic testing and other services to young women.There are few observers more qualified to weigh in on this business than Dr. David Sable. Sable previously spent years as an IVF doctor and now he invests in biotech on Wall Street, as a portfolio manager for the firm Special Situations. [email protected] [email protected] By Rebecca Robbins, Adam Feuerstein , and Damian Garde Oct. 12, 2018 Reprints @damiangarde What is it? Business Damian Garde STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. @adamfeuerstein About the Authors Reprintscenter_img Log In | Learn More A new venture fund will invest in reproductive medicine. Here’s what’s worth watching in the field Tags fertilityfinanceSTAT+ Adam Feuerstein National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. GET STARTED What’s included? Wong Maye-E/AP Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more

[Video] North Koreans watch foreign films in makeshift media rooms

first_img [Video] North Koreans watch foreign films in makeshift media rooms News By Daily NK – 2016.10.28 12:53pm At a recent event held by ISFINK (International Solidarity for Freedom of Information in North Korea) Daily NK released a video of exclusive footage recorded by a source in North Korea showing how residents in the country access foreign media. The recordings show a conversation between a North Korean man and a woman bargaining over prices to rent a North Korean-style video room (modified section of a private home). While there have been reports in the past of foreign films being rented on CDs and USBs, this marks the first time that video rooms operating within the country have been documented.In the footage, the man and woman talk about watching videos. A man, who appears to be a client, requests a video rental and the woman (presumed to be the vendor) asks for 500 KPW. Considering that the price of 1 kg of rice is between 5000~5300 KPW in North Hamgyong Province, the rental fee is relatively inexpensive and therefore relatively accessible to poorer demographics.It has been reported that 5000 KPW (worth 1 kg of rice) can be easily earned if one has a private house to rent out for such activities. An increasing number of citizens are finding business of this nature attractive, as they can quickly make enough money to feed a family of four. Another interesting aspect is the appearance of a notetel (portable multimedia player) in the media room. In the video footage, two North Korean residents who appear to be a mother and her son are watching a foreign movie on the notetel. Although it seems somewhat uncomfortable as they are required to sit in close proximity to the device due to the size of the screen, they seem to be making the most of the occasion and are eating snacks while watching the movie.The average North Korean citizen is strictly prohibited from viewing foreign media. To do so, they must avoid surveillance by the authorities and if caught, can expect to be sent to a re-education camp or receive other draconian forms of punishment. Daily NK’s source noted that in order to watch foreign movies in video rooms, people are required to show their identification cards. By examining such ID cards, the owners can distinguish law enforcement agents from ordinary people and determine whether it is safe to inform the client that there are foreign films on the premises.“The owners play a children’s movie instead if State Security Department or Ministry of People’s Security agents pay a visit, as they cannot be asked to leave,” the source explained.The video also features former Pyongyang resident Choi Seong Guk (currently a webtoon artist) who watched South Korean content through media devices including notetel while in North Korea. “When I first heard it, it gave me the chills from the head down. That’s how I felt. Outside information is not like any other information. It makes you ask questions about your life,” he said.The video also features a telephone conversation between a Daily NK reporter and a North Korean resident in South Pyongan Province, discussing South Korean radio broadcasts in the region. When asked, “How do you get outside news?” the source responds, “I usually listen to South Korean radio broadcasting. I believe almost everyone is doing the same.”Daily NK also recorded and released testimony detailing how a North Korean worker dispatched to a foreign country was able to acquire external information on the internet through his smartphone. According to his statement, which reflects separate information collated by Daily NK in its special coverage of North Korean laborers overseas, dispatched workers are known to be accessing South Korean radio broadcasts via smartphones, specifically seeking out news on North Korea from international sources. Although the North Korean authorities previously attempted to crack down on mobile phone usage due to their ability to access outside information, they are now implicitly permitting their usage.In the released video, the defector who was previously a dispatched worker says that for dispatched workers in foreign countries, every piece of information on our smartphones is new. It provides an opportunity to learn that South Korean society is not like what the regime’s propaganda tells them during the internal lectures.In the full interview with Daily NK, he added, “The more you listen to outside news, the more you become mistrustful. Now almost everyone knows what is true and what is false.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News News center_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

FINRA’s fight against mutual fund overcharging leads to investor restitution

first_img James Langton Those settlements generated US$89 million in restitution for nearly 110,000 retirement and charitable accounts.“This was a multi-year effort with the goal of obtaining meaningful restitution for mutual fund investors who were not afforded the sales charge waivers they were entitled to,” Susan Schroeder, executive vice president in FINRA’s enforcement division, said in a statement.FINRA reported that 43 of the firms were not fined because they provided “extraordinary cooperation” to the SRO. The other 13 firms were fined a combined US$1.32 million.“Ensuring that harmed customers are made whole is our highest priority and in some instances, FINRA granted credit for extraordinary cooperation to those firms who were proactive in identifying and fixing the issue, and who quickly remediated affected customers,” Schroeder said.FINRA began tackling the issue back in 2015, when it reached its first settlements with 10 firms who self-reported that reps failed to waive mutual fund sales charges for eligible accounts.After that first set of cases, firms continued to self-report, while other violations were uncovered in compliance exams and a compliance sweep that the SRO carried out targeting the issue.Overall, FINRA reported that it sanctioned 11 firms through the sweep, and reached settlements with 35 other firms that largely self-reported before the sweep. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news U.S. securities regulators report that a long-running effort to combat mutual fund overcharging has produced US$89 million in restitution to investors.U.S. industry self-regulatory organization the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has reported that, over the past several years, it has reached settlements with a total of 56 brokerage firms involving allegations that they overcharged clients by failing to waive sales charges for eligible clients, and that the firms failed to properly supervise their waiver practices. Keywords Enforcement,  Mutual fundsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media usiness graph with arrow showing profits and gains nexusplexus/123RFlast_img read more

Health Ministry Begins Phase 2 of Vector Control Programme

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health has commenced Phase Two of the vector control programme in order to further stem the flare-up in malaria cases in the island.Phase two involves field inspectors revisiting and re-treating the 16 confirmed breeding sites in sections the capital Kingston for the anopheles mosquito.Speaking to JIS News, Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester said that the new phase started this week with the completion of the first stage, which involved the treatment of sites, among other activities, within the affected areas and also throughout all parishes.“Phase One has been fairly successful and we have been doing what we call human landing counts, which means that there are persons who go out at the time when mosquitoes will bite and we observe how many mosquitoes are landing on them, because that gives us an idea as to how effective our programme is,” she noted.“In the affected areas, we really have not been observing any landing of the anopheles mosquito,” Dr. Campbell-Forrester added.Elaborating on overall vector control operations, the Acting CMO said that it involved treatment and destruction of the affected areas, but also the fogging that knocks down the adult mosquitoes. “We are also trying to do weekly cycles in keeping with the lifecycle of the mosquitoes,” the Acting CMO informed.Dr. Campbell-Forrester also disclosed that the Health Ministry had asked Parish Health officials to identify the breeding sites and to also re-map them.“We realise that we will get additional breeding sites, because there are new areas where water will collect and we are also asking the parishes to treat those sites, destroy them and also fog in those high risk areas,” she said.Meanwhile, the CMO assured that the Ministry officials were in contact with beekeepers, who have expressed their concern about the vector control programme affecting their livelihood.“We have been in contact with them as they were very pro-active in writing to us. We have been giving them advice as to how to protect their bees and I think this is so important, especially when we have just heard that they have had a big order for honey,” she informed. Health Ministry Begins Phase 2 of Vector Control Programme UncategorizedDecember 15, 2006 RelatedHealth Ministry Begins Phase 2 of Vector Control Programme RelatedHealth Ministry Begins Phase 2 of Vector Control Programmecenter_img RelatedHealth Ministry Begins Phase 2 of Vector Control Programme Advertisementslast_img read more

New Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner appointed

first_imgNew Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner appointed The Home Secretary has appointed Fraser Sampson as the government’s new independent Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, replacing the two part time posts of the Biometrics Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner.The recruitment campaign was conducted in line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments. The statutory responsibilities and duties for both roles will remain the same.Fraser Sampson, who took up his post on 1 March, will promote compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code and rules on police use of DNA and fingerprints.The Home Secretary Priti Patel said:I am pleased to appoint Fraser Sampson as the new Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner.It is vital the government works to empower police to use technology to keep the public safe while maintaining their trust and Fraser Sampson’s extensive experience in law and policing makes him the right person to take up this role.Fraser Sampson said:I’m delighted to have been appointed to cover these two distinct but increasingly overlapping roles. I look forward to working with all partners in what is a fast-moving and challenging area of balancing the public interest considerations with the rights of individuals.Fraser was formerly an Honorary Professor and Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales. Between 2016 and 2019, he was Chief Executive of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire. Between 2006 and 2019, he was the Chief Executive and General Counsel for the Police & Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire and the Executive Director of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. He was also a police officer for West Yorkshire Police and the British Transport Police, between 1982 and 1996.The Biometrics Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner roles were established by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 which introduced the regime to govern the retention and use by the police of DNA samples, profiles and fingerprints, and to promote appropriate overt use of surveillance camera systems by relevant authorities in England and Wales. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, campaign, Commissioner, Courts, director, DNA, Government, Professor, public interest, research fellow, Secretary, Sheffield, surveillance, technology, Transport, UK, UK Government, universitylast_img read more

Toyota dealership rescues kitten from engine bay

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toyota, a kitten rescued from a rental Camry’s engine bay by Kingston Toyota early June 2018. The cat was so thoroughly buried in amongst the engine parts that the driver, who had rented the Camry, couldn’t even figure out where the kitten’s meows were coming from, the dealership explained in a Facebook post.https://www.facebook.com/kingstontoyota/photos/pcb.1731604850255958/1731604750255968/?type=3&theaterThe kitten was retrieved by an employee in the dealership’s service department, who adopted the cat and named him “Toyota.” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A Kingston, Ontario Toyota dealership that rescued a cat from a rental car’s engine bay has found the kitten a new home and given it a name: “Toyota.”“A gentleman was driving to Toronto today, and thought he heard meowing under the hood of his Toyota Camry,” Kingston Toyota’s Grant Williams told Driving of the heartwarming June 7 rescue.“He brought the car into the dealership and a quick check found a small kitten in the engine compartment, near the drive belts.” “Yes, she’s taking him home for her kids,” said Williams. “She went through a rough few days so the kitten was a nice surprise.”Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Toyota, a kitten rescued from a rental Camry’s engine bay by Kingston Toyota early June 2018. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next › advertisement Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSCamryToyotaNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videoslast_img read more

Buy It! Why is this Porsche 911 for sale in Quebec priced at $1.3 million?

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Each vehicle takes about 4,000 hours to resto-mod, which largely explains the high price of admission. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Automobiles Etcetera on AutoTrader So is it worth CDN$1.39 million to save yourself the wait time? Check your wallet and decide. Trending Videos See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Singer will sell you the ultimate Porsche 911 for 1.8 million US dollarsThis particular vehicle was commissioned by Pfaff Porsche, an Ontario luxury vehicle dealer, and has now found its way to a dealer who’s listed it on Autotrader.ca in Mount Royal, Quebec, where it’s currently for sale for CDN$1.39 million, likely about twice the price Pfaff paid to have it rebuilt.The paint job might remind you of a famous web-slinging superhero, but it was actually patterned after Henderson Brewing Co.’s colour scheme, where the car was unveiled for the first time. Singer Vehicle Design has come quite a long way from the one resto-modded 964 it started out “re-imagining” more than a decade ago.The Californian restoration firm is now an internationally renowned outfit, and that means demand for  the Porsche 911 it rebuilds is rising.The Porsches modified by Singer are hand-built in Los Angeles to an extremely high level of polish, and each one is tweaked to the customer’s exact specifications — one of the reasons it takes so long to acquire one. If you don’t want to wait up to three years to have your own Porsche customized, you can buy this example, recently listed on a Canadian classifieds site.Officially, this is “The Pfaff Commission” — because every 911 that leaves Singer’s shop gets a special name. At first, they were named after the cities the owner lived in, but that changed once owners from the same city started hitting up the firm. You wouldn’t want to be the one with “The Montreal Commission 2,” would you?RELATED RELATED TAGS911PorscheCoupeLuxuryClassic CarsLuxury CarsClassic Cars & TrucksLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesQuebec COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada advertisement Singer bringing two Porsche 911s to Goodwood, including DLS in new livery Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more