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How to Buy the Best Camper Van for Your Needs: Which Conversion Is Best?
The camper van craze is in full swing, and that’s great news if you’re just starting the sample what #vanlife has to offer. With so many companies offering their take on what camping in a van should look like, ranging from bare-bones basics to DIY projects to full-on pro conversions, there’s definitely a vehicle outAside from a sleeping bag under the stars, the simplest way to camp has always been in a tent.
Air transport, automobile, distribution ... The coronavirus crisis has an impact devastating on the job!
Bankruptcies, social plans ... The coronavirus pandemic has caused considerable damage in many economic sectors, particularly in the air,and distribution. And employment is paying a heavy price ... In addition to the multinationals, the pandemic has also put in difficulty a multitude of smaller companies (traders, craftsmen, subcontractors ...) and silently destroys many precarious jobs ( interim, fixed-term contract ...).
Collapse of air traffic: Rolls-Royce will cut "at least" 9,000 jobs
© AFP The Rolls-Royce engine manufacturer, which has already reduced its workforce by 4,600 people since 2018, will cut "at least "9,000 jobs due to the crisis in the airline industry. Handled by the collapse of air traffic linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the British aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced on Wednesday the abolition of "at least" 9,000 jobs. Bad news keeps coming for jobs in the aeronautics sector.
With its planes nailed to the ground, the air transport sector is hit hard. Several. The Colombian company (20,000) and the Australian giant Virgin Australia (10,000) are resounding examples. Certain subsidiaries of , the main company in Latin America (42,000 employees), have placed themselves under the protection of Chapter 11 of American law to avoid going out of business. Smaller companies, such as the South African South African Airways and Comair, the British Flybe and four subsidiaries of Norwegian Air Shuttle, were also taken away.
Other companies are holding the price of drastic cuts in their workforce: at least 19,000 job cuts announced by Air Canada, 12,000 at British Airways, 10,000 for the American Delta Air Lines, 5,000 for the Scandinavian SAS or 4,500 for the British. Cuts also at the United Airlines (3,450 executive jobs), the British Virgin Atlantic (3,150 jobs), the Irish Ryanair (3,250) and Aer Lingus (900), Icelandair (2,000), Kuwait Airways (1,500), Brussels Airlines (1,000), Israeli El Al (1,000), Hungarian Wizz Air (1,000) and Fiji Airways (758).
It's OK to Stare at This Gorgeous 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
It's OK to Stare at This Gorgeous 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL GullwingAnd as we've learned a few times over the years, the era in which race and street cars were nearly interchangeable (or at least, highly related) also means that there's an inherent versatility and usability to these old machines that nothing in any automaker's modern lineup can possibly achieve. Peer inside and there's a gingham-like plaid on the seats with a suitcase on the parcel shelf! A vivid illustration of another era, or more like an alternate dimension.
On the manufacturer side, Boeing plans to cut 16,000 jobs, the Canadian Bombardier 2,500, while the American engine manufacturers General Electric and British Rolls-Royce will respectively cut 12,600 and 9,000 jobs. Some states are trying to limit the damage: Germany has flown to the rescue of Lufthansa (nine billion euro plan) and Condor (550 million), France and the Netherlands have done the same with Air France-KLM (9 to 11 billion), Italy has opted for the nationalization of Alitalia. The United States has released 50 billion dollars (45.6 billion euros) for civil aviation, France 15 billion euros for the aeronautics sector. Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong), Easyjet, Swiss and Edelweiss (Switzerland), Air New Zealand, Singapore Airline, Garuda (Indonesia) and Austrian Airlines also received public support.
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Continuing TODAY Loves Teachers, a special series marking Teacher Appreciation Week, Hoda Kotb profiles a school librarian in Lincoln, Nebraska, who has launched her own TV series from her basement, which has become must-see TV for kids. Hoda reveals a heartwarming surprise waiting on her front lawn: 40 new costumes for her show!
On the automotive side, the announcement of 15,000 job cuts at Renault and the bankruptcy of the American rental companyin North America are the two main indicators of the crisis in the industry. These are not isolated cases. Nissan will close a factory employing 3,000 people in Barcelona, Volvo Cars will cut 1,300 executive positions in Sweden, the British manufacturers McLaren, Bentley and Aston Martin respectively 1,200, 1,000 and 500 jobs, the British chain of dealers Lookers 1,500. As for equipment manufacturers, French Novares has been placed in receivership and Hutchinson (Total) wants to cut a thousand jobs in France.
In distribution, the pandemic was fatal for many brands, suffocated by containment measures which forced them to close shops. In France, clothing brands (André, Naf Naf, La Halle, Camaïeu, Orchestra-Prémaman ...) have been placed in receivership. In the United States, the clothing chains J.C. Penney and JCrew declared bankruptcy, as did the British chain Laura Ashley, famous for its floral prints. For some companies, already in difficulty, the Covid-19 was only an accelerator.
Beyond Perfect 1983 Toyota Pickup Is a Flannel-Ready 4x4 Fantasy Machine
Beyond Perfect 1983 Toyota Pickup Is a Flannel-Ready 4x4 Fantasy MachineThis is a late third-generation Hilux, but the grille and headlights have been back-dated to the arguably more attractive round units found on earlier rigs. The spec and presentation is just perfect. A sprayed-in bedliner, OEM-style side mirrors, powder-coated steel wheels, an upgraded carburetor, and a modified exhaust system all work to improve on the truck's originality rather than detract from it. The Skyjacker lift and the 33-inch BFGoodrich mud terrain tires add to the rose-colored glasses aura.
The pandemic has also driven the department stores of the American group Stage Stores and the British chain Debenams, the French furniture brand Alinéa and the British hire-purchase specialist to bankruptcy. of BrightHouse home products. As for the Slovenian appliance manufacturer Gorenje, it will cut 2,200 jobs.
Energy, faced with a drop in demand, is also suffering. The British oil giant BP announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs, the British supplier Ovo 2,600 and the Vallourec 900 group. The Texas group Diamond Offshore (drilling) and the American Whiting Petroleum Corporation (shale deposits) have filed for bankruptcy.
In catering, the British chains Carluccio's, Chiquito and Food and Fuel, and German Vapiano went bankrupt. In digital, Uber (VTC reservation) plans to lay off 6,700 employees and its competitor Lyft nearly 1,000. Airbnb and TripAdvisor have announced the layoff of about 25% of their workforce.
Jaguar E-Type Lays Dormant for 40 Years, Gets Glorious Restoration .
We love barn finds, but even the perfect barn find could take a lot of work to properly revive. Take this 1964 Jaguar E-Type, an example from the middle of the Series 1 production run with the smaller 3.8-liter XK inline-six that was parked in 1979. It looks pretty good in the barn photos—dusty, dirty, but relatively dry and complete—but nothing sits in the U.K. for four decades without needing some attention. 1/26 SLIDES © Automobile Magazine Staff 1964-Jaguar-E-Type-Barn-Find-2.jpg 2/26 SLIDES © Automobile Magazine Staff 1964-Jaguar-E-Type-Barn-Find-3.