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Gas prices don’t deter drivers yet

first_imgNEW YORK – For all their complaining as they pay more than $3 a gallon or more to fill up their cars, few American drivers have yet to reach the point of cutting back. That’s the message from government statistics showing that demand for gasoline is only just starting to level off even as refinery outages and tight supplies have sent pump prices soaring by 43percent since the end of January. And brace yourself: Experts say with gas already closing in on $4 a gallon in Chicago and San Francisco ahead of the peak summer driving season, still higher prices could be in the cards. “I drive 55 miles each way to work every day,” said Sandy Coldenof Medford, N.J., one recent morning while loading groceries into her Honda Pilot SUV. “So I really don’t have a choice, unfortunately.” Colden’s not alone. Most Americans are locked into their driving habits and can do little to alter their fuel-buying patterns when prices rise, experts say. For example, the number of workers with commutes lasting longer than 60 minutes grew by almost 50percent from 1990 to 2000, according to Census Department data. Weekly gasoline demand in April increased as much as 1.9percent over the same weeks in 2006 even as the average national price of a gallon of gasoline grew from $2.71 to $2.97 by the end of the month, according to Energy Information Administration data. Only during the first week of May, when prices jumped to $3.05 a gallon, did demand for gasoline abate slightly – by about two-one hundredths of a percent, EIA figures showed. Experts disagree about how high prices have to rise before consumers are shocked into driving less – at least temporarily. “We might actually see some reaction at $3.50 (a gallon)” nationally, said Larry Compeau, executive officer of the Society for Consumer Psychology and professor of marketing and consumer psychology at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Lars Perner, assistant professor of clinical marketing at the University of Southern California’s business school, disagrees, saying the tipping point is more likely $4 a gallon. Try telling that to Jennifer Hoover, 32, a graphic designer who lives in the San Francisco area. She said she was startled by her bill – $58.69 to fill up her silver Audi sedan with $4.09 a gallon premium gasoline on Tuesday – but was late for an appointment and had no other choice. “I was just thinking when I drove up – `Why am I stopping here when it’s $4.09?”‘ she said. “But it’s on my way, and I’m late and I have to do what I have to do.” Eddie Engles, 37, filled up his GMC Yukon at a gas station near downtown Chicago on Tuesday for $3.71 a gallon, costing the clothing distributor $83.89. “That’s a new record. Every time I pump up, it’s a new record.” Engles, who uses his SUV to haul his wares, said he has few options when it comes to cutting down on travel and gas expenses. “I just need it,” he said. “What am I going to do? Not fill up?” There was a definite consumer reaction in September 2005 after Hurricane Katrina outages pushed prices above $3 gasoline for the first time. Demand dropped as much as 6.5percent. “There was … something significant psychologically about the $3 barrier,” Perner said. Since then, however, consumers seem to have adapted, with demand rising throughout a brief period of prices above $3 a gallon last summer. “People complain about higher oil prices … but they still drive their cars, they still buy their SUVs, they don’t want to carpool,” said Fadel Gheit, an energy analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. “It’s a little inconvenient for me to take the bus,” said David Harris, 31, a film school marketing manager in Los Angeles who commutes 40 miles a day for work. Consumers may suspect that oil refiners are colluding in the recent price spike, but analysts say the real culprit is an unprecedented number of refinery accidents and maintenance outages this spring – combined with drivers’ rising demand for fuel. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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‘Rabbits unable to defend Dons’ offense.

first_img In the final stanza on Monday afternoon, the Dons’ aim was a little more accurate and the team managed to mount a stronger defensive stand and prevailed 14-10 against the host Jackrabbits. In the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, Jan-Michael Pineda made two quick pivot moves around Poly defenders in the post to tally the tying score and go-ahead score to give Cerritos the lead, and the team added two more en route to it’s nonleague victory. Pineda finished the game with four goals, Biag scored five, Chao added three for the Dons. Soderberg led Poly with four goals, and Ward tallied two. “We just couldn’t make anything happen for us offensively (or defensively) in the fourth quarter. And it came back to bite us,” Poly coach Scott Penttila said. “They (the Jackrabbits) gave it their all. I thought we actually played pretty well.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They might as well have been at a shooting range. For three quarters, Cerritos and Poly water polo players rifled in shots from all over the pool. Both sides had found the mark 10 times. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was a lot tougher game than I thought it would be,” Cerritos coach Roy Contreras said. “We had a horrible first half defensively. My goalie was letting everything in. We were just giving them shots all around the pool. “In the second half, I told them if they want to have any chance at winning this game, they would have to step it up defensively, not just my goalie.” The Dons (17-2), ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division III, entered the third quarter trailing, 8-6, before Pineda and Dan Biag scored two consecutive goals to tie the score at 8. Poly (8-9) forged ahead briefly on a goal by Justin Ward with 2:27 left. And with less than 42 seconds remaining, Cerritos struck twice on power-play goals, one on a shot by Chattai Duanjai and another by John Chao, to give Cerritos a 10-9 advantage. But for the second time in the game and time ticking away, Poly’s David Soderberg launched a half-pool shot that found its mark to tie the game, but the Jackrabbits went scoreless the rest of the way. last_img read more

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SCOLÁIREACHT ÉAMOINN GHRÁINNE 2014/2015

first_imgSean-nós singers are invited to apply for the Scoláireacht Éamoinn Ghráinne, a sean-nós singing scholarship in memory of the late Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí of Tory island and Falcarragh.Falcarragh-based An tSean Bheairic is offering a scolarship for Sean-nós singers lasting for up to six months.The purpose of the scolarship is to promothe the singing tradition in the Cloughaneely area. Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí was a highly-esteemed singer, musician and folklorist who is recognised internationally as one of the finest exponents of the rich musical and cultural heritage of Tory Island as well as being acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.The successful applicant will be responsible for organising projects/classes in order to promote the sean-nós singing tradition in Cloughaneely.The project will take up approximately 7 hours per month with a flexible timetable. The project is due to begin in October.An allowance of €2000 will be paid to the successful applicant. If you are interested in the Scolarship please send a CV to: Máire Ní Chasaide, Bainisteoir, An tSean Bheairic, An Fál Carrach, Co. Dhún na nGall.Email: antseanbheairic10@yahoo.ie     SCOLÁIREACHT ÉAMOINN GHRÁINNE 2014/2015 was last modified: September 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Scoláireacht Éamoinn Ghráinnelast_img read more

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Diagouraga relishes chance to play for Leeds

first_imgToumani Diagouraga said the prospect of playing at Elland Road was a factor in him wanting to join Leeds United.Diagouraga formally completed his move to Yorkshire on Monday after six years with Brentford.He told Leeds’ website: “I think the club are putting a project in place. They’ve told me about that project and it sounds interesting – that’s why I wanted to join.“The club belongs in the top flight and we’re hoping to make that happen. It’s a massive club with a massive fan base. It’s a club that belongs in the Premier League and one that should really be fighting for promotion.“I’ve played here against Leeds a few times. Every time you come you see the stadium and the supporters and you know it’s a massive club.“I’m sure most players would love to play in a stadium like this. It brings big expectations, but if you can’t handle that, then you shouldn’t be here.”The midfielder could make his debut for Leeds against Brentford at Griffin Park tonight.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Mac Pro Update: Product Details + Shipping Date

first_imgAt Apple’s fall media event more details emerge on the highly anticipated new Mac Pro computers.Creative pros are finally getting answers to their questions surrounding the new Mac Pro and it’s specifications. This is the first Mac Pro update since 2010, which lead many Apple users to wonder about the future of the powerhouse computer they rely on.As predicted Apple announced product details today at the fall media event. Here’s what we know now about the Mac Pro update:Intel Xeon E5 processor at 4, 6, 8 or 12 cores.Up to 64GB RAMPCI Express storage, up to 1TB internally.Dual AMD FirePro graphics chips4 USB 3.0 ports6 Thunderbolt ports1 HDMI 1.4portSimultaneously run 3 4K displaysPrice starts at $2,999*Available in DecemberAssembled in the USA*The $2,999 model is outfitted with a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon, 12GB DRAM, 2GB VRAM, and 256GB. The Verge reports, “…it has 7 teraflops of compute power and should be able to do things like “seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.”The new Mac Pros consume 70% of the energy of older models and are also much quieter. Apple is reporting that the running sound output rivals that of a Mac Mini (good news for video editors and music producers that use the Mac Pro in their studios).FCPX UPDATE: New version of Final Cut Pro X also coming in December. From the Apple site:“The new version of Final Cut Pro X (coming in December) has been engineered to take advantage of the 4K capabilities of the Mac Pro. The dual workstation-class GPUs in Mac Pro accelerate effects, optical flow analysis, video export — and virtually everything else you do in Final Cut Pro. Ultrafast PCIe-based flash storage means fast project loading and multi-stream 4K playback. And Final Cut Pro X has been so perfectly tuned to take advantage of the new Mac Pro, you can work in 4K — in real time — without rendering. (Take a minute to let that slowly sink in.)”Thanks for the tip Braden Storrs!last_img read more

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Posters of ‘missing Union Minister’ trigger row in Bihar

first_imgPosters declaring Union Minister and BJP MP from Nawada in Bihar, Giriraj Singh, as “missing” sprung up on the walls in his constituency on Wednesday. The posters also announced a reward of ₹11,000 to those who would provide information about him.“Union Minister and MP from Nawada Giriraj Singh has been missing for last several years…the people of Rajauli are desperately searching him…whoever sees him or gets him are kindly requested to inform the people of Rajauli…those who will inform about him will be rewarded with ₹11,000,” said the poster donning a large-size picture of Mr. Singh, who is Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Hindutva standRajauli is a subdivision of Nawada district, the parliamentary constituency of Mr. Singh. Mr. Singh has been often hitting headlines for his hard Hindutva stand and statements. In 2016 too a “missing” poster was pasted for Mr. Singh in Barbigha town of his constituency for non-development of the area. Soon the Minister visited Barbigha and held a meeting with the locals. Mr. Singh, though, has been visiting his constituency every now and then while holding meetings with the locals, say many in his constituency.“The poster has been pasted by some anti-social elements belonging to Opposition parties to defame our MP… everyone knows that our MP visits different parts of his constituency every month,” said Ranjit Kumar, local BJP leader in Rajauli. The local BJP workers and leaders have removed the posters. “Only recently our MP had visited several villages in the Meskaur block of Rajauli…people must be aware of such rumour-mongers and mischief makers,” said district BJP president Sashi Bhushan Kumar ‘Bablu’. Locals said the MP had promised them renovation work on National Highway-31 but it had not been started yet despite several reminders to him.last_img read more

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TFA IT Issues

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4 days agoAlderweireld insists Liverpool clash Spurs ‘opportunity’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alderweireld insists Liverpool clash Spurs ‘opportunity’by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToby Alderweireld insists Liverpool on Sunday is an opportunity for out-of-sorts Tottenham.The defender sees the Anfield showdown as an opportunity rather than an assignment to be scared of.“You can see it two ways,” said Alderweireld after their 1-1 draw with Watford. “It’s a big opportunity for us on Tuesday. We must use that.“Then Sunday is a big opportunity. Look, we’re a team, let’s go again. Let’s go, like that second half. Our best, it’s all we can do.”That second half he referred to was the 45 minutes against Watford on Saturday which saw Spurs lay siege to the visitors’ goal until they finally cancelled out Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener with four minutes left. last_img read more

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Video: Dabo Swinney’s Passionate Halftime Speech To Clemson: “You Win With Class, You Lose With Class”

first_imgClemson players kneeling before Dabo Swinney giving a speech.ESPNThings are going pretty well for Clemson down in Miami. The Tigers took a 42-0 lead into halftime, and have tacked on another three points so far in the third quarter. CU has already started benching some starters, including quarterback Deshaun Watson. Interesting, at the beginning of the break, Dabo Swinney kept his team out on the field for a few minutes before sending them to the locker room. Video shows that he was giving a passionate speech, in which he tells his team that Clemson “wins with class” and “loses with class.” We’re not sure if Swinney was just issuing a reminder with his team up big, or if something happened with the Tigers. There was a dust-up during pregame warmups between the two teams. Either way, it is definitely interesting. Here’s a link to the video from ESPN, if the embed doesn’t load for mobile users: [TheBigLead]last_img read more

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35yrold dies after brutal attack by miscreants

first_imgKolkata: A 35-year-old man who opposed the snatching of valuables at Kankinara railway station in North 24-Parganas late on Friday night, was brutally killed by a gang of miscreants after suffering splinter injuries in various parts of his body. The incident has created panic in the area with commuters raising protests against the poor deployment of police at various railway stations in the Sealdah Main Line. Police said the victim, Biswajit Biswas (35), was returning to his residence at Krishnanagar from Bihar after receiving the news of his elder brother’s death. Biswas missed Naihati Station as he was fast asleep and when he woke up, he realised that he had reached Kankinara station. Without wasting any time, he deboarded in the wee hours. Having found no option to return home, he decided to halt at the station and planned to take the first train to Naihati. While he was waiting at platform number 3 at around 2.30 am, a gang of armed miscreants walked up to him and tried to snatch his valuables. A scuffle broke out which eventually turned fatal as the miscreants hurled bombs on Biswas and fled. The railway police later reached the spot and took the victim to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.last_img read more

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