October 23, 2020

Fairview Park restarts senior center transportation, eyes reopening facility

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — The Fairview Park Senior Center last week successfully restarted its transportation services — which have been canceled since the spring due to COVID-19 — taking seniors to medical appointments and grocery stores.

“It’s going really well even though it started slow and isn’t as busy as it used to be,” Fairview Park Senior Center Interim Senior Life Director Laura Brondos said. “So far, we’ve had no issues with our one-rider-per-vehicle policy.”

The Fairview Park Senior Center transportation policy requires seniors confirm with their physician that an in-person visit is required versus a telemedicine appointment. Riders, who must wear masks, are required to make an appointment in advance by calling 440-356-4439.

The shopping schedules for vans/cars include going to Marc’s on Monday, Giant Eagle on Tuesday and Aldi on Wednesday. Each requires a $4 round-trip fare.

However, trips outside of the city range from $6 to $12

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Canadian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica eyes Nashville area for U.S. assembly plant

Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica named Tennessee as one of two finalists for the location of its SOLO EV United States assembly facility Tuesday.



a close up of a car: Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is eyeing Nashville as one of two finalists for the proposed future U.S. assembly facility of its flagship product, the SOLO electric vehicle.


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Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is eyeing Nashville as one of two finalists for the proposed future U.S. assembly facility of its flagship product, the SOLO electric vehicle.

The proposed plant includes an engineering technical center with facilities for electronic vehicle testing and an assembly facility for the brand’s single-occupant, three-wheeled SOLO electric vehicles, which are under production and have yet to launch commercially.

The Nashville region and the Phoenix metro area are the final contenders for the site. The company is working alongside consulting firm BDO USA to review both sites and proposals. ElectraMeccanica narrowed the search to Nashville and Phoenix from seven initial candidates, and will announce its final decision by the end of November, according

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Brazil’s Car Wash corruption probe eyes Petrobras bunker fuel deals

By Ana Mano and Gram Slattery



diagram, engineering drawing: FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of the headquarters of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobas) in Rio de Janeiro


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FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of the headquarters of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobas) in Rio de Janeiro


SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian police on Wednesday expanded the Car Wash corruption investigation to alleged kickbacks valued at $8 million on contracts for bunker fuel bought by state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA for its fleet of tankers.

A police statement said searches were carried out in Rio de Janeiro as part of the investigation, which is targeting unnamed Petrobras officials for their role in the transactions, which were allegedly carried out between 2009 and 2018.

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The head of Brazil’s “Car Wash” prosecution unit, Alessandro Oliveira, said authorities were looking into transactions in Brazil and Singapore.

The statement indicates that a long-running probe into Petrobras’ dealings with some of the world’s largest commodity trading firms – including

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Volkswagen eyes 90% electric car sales in Norway next year



a person standing in front of a crowd: Beijing International Automotive Exhibition


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OSLO (Reuters) – Electric cars will likely make up 90% of Volkswagen AG’s sales in Norway next year and could completely replace diesel and petrol engines in the Nordic country by 2023, the German auto maker’s local importer said on Wednesday.

With a 2025 goal of becoming the first country to end the sale of fossil-fueled cars, oil-producer Norway exempts battery-powered vehicles from taxes imposed on petrol and diesel engines.

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The policy has turned the country’s car market into a laboratory for global auto makers seeking a path to a future without internal combusion engines, vaulting new brands and models to the top of bestseller lists in recent years.

A record 61.5% of new cars sold in Norway last month were powered by fully electric engines, registration data showed, up from 42.4% for 2019 as a whole.

The debut last month

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