October 23, 2020

Asbury Automotive Group Reports Preliminary Results and Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call | News

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Asbury expects net income per diluted share to be between $4.88 and $4.96, and adjusted net income per diluted share (a non-GAAP measure) to be between $4.00 and $4.08, which would be an increase of between 72% and 75% from the prior year quarter adjusted net income per diluted share of $2.33.  Net income for the third quarter 2020 is expected to be adjusted for a $24.7 million ($0.96 per diluted share) gain on a dealership divestiture, $1.3 million ($0.05 per diluted share) of acquisition related costs and a $0.7 million ($0.03 per diluted share) real estate related charge.

The company expects same store

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Chatham Commission District 6 candidates talk job creation, public transportation – News – Savannah Morning News

The southernmost section of Chatham County is encompassed by District 6, covering a varied assortment of communities — including Savannah’s Southside and its somewhat-struggling commercial corridor — and stretching way to the wilds of Ossabaw Island.

After besting a fellow Republican candidate in Georgia’s June 9 primary, William Dyal is now facing Democrat Aaron “Adot” Whitely in the Nov. 3 Chatham County Commission race to represent District 6. Both are newcomers to public office; current District 6 Commissioner James “Jay” Jones chose to forgo a reelection run in favor of a failed bid to become the board’s chair.

In separate interviews with the Savannah Morning News, the District 6 candidates discussed some of their plans and spoke about what is motivating them to run for this County Commission seat.

Empty commercial spaces and job creation

While residential development is continuously ongoing in District 6, business growth is less dynamic there,

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Police seek man who fired gun at North Austin car gathering – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Tuesday said they are looking for a man who fired a gun into the air last month during a large car gathering in North Austin.

Police said the incident occurred during a multi-agency operation on Sept. 12 to stop large groups of cars from gathering in lots near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Parmer Lane. Multiple reports of reckless behavior and criminal activity tied to the meetings, police said.

During that operation, which resulted in 22 arrests and 25 impounded vehicles, police said a fight broke out between people in a parking lot at 12425 Interstate 35 around 11:15 p.m., during which time a man fired a gun into the air.

Police described the man as stocky and wearing a red sweatshirt, gray Nike shorts with lettering on the left leg

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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Genesis G80 | News

2021 Genesis G80

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The verdict: The Genesis G80 got a makeover for 2021 with a new platform, fresh styling and revised powertrains. The mid-size sedan still has a roomy backseat, making it very child-safety-seat friendly. We tested a rear-wheel-drive base model for this Car Seat Check.

Does it fit three car seats? No. While the sedan is very roomy, the outboard seats are large, leaving not much space in the middle position.

Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2021 Genesis G80.

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A Grade

  • Booster: After raising the head restraint, the booster fit well. The G80’s stable buckles should make it easy for kids to buckle up independently.

B Grade

  • Latch: The two sets
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Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails – Western Illinois University News

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails

October 12, 2020


MOLINE, IL – A collaborative research paper about Quad Cities bicycle trails by one Western Illinois University graduate student and one alumna, along with their professor, has been projected to “make a major contribution to the field,” with its findings related to diversity among those who use the trails.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) graduate student Sadie Parker, of Redlands, CA, and RPTA alumna Haily Hinson, of Hohenwald, TN, are in the process of making edits to their paper, “Spatial Accessibility of Bicycle Routes in the Quad Cities: Impacts for Environmental Justice.” The two authors wrote the paper as part of their graduate studies with RPTA Professor Rob Porter and hope to have it published in an academic journal.

The students’ research used Geographic Information System (GIS) data to more closely examine

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Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB Power Delivery Ports with Industry’s Smallest Solution Size and Lowest Cost | News

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designers of automotive chargers now have the industry’s smallest and lowest-cost solution with the MAX25430 100W USB Power Delivery (PD) buck-boost controller and protector from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). As the industry’s most integrated solution, the MAX25430 can reduce design size up to 40 percent compared to competitive solutions and offer the industry’s lowest cost for increasing the number of USB PD ports in vehicles.

Automotive multimedia hubs, including rear-seat entertainment modules and head units, are all expanding in capability as more USB PD chargers are integrated into passenger vehicle cabins. However, there are size, cost and power constraints – and the MAX25430 addresses all of these.

The MAX25430 integrates a USB Type C Port Controller (TCPC) power regulator, VCONN cable power supply, buck-boost and protection thereby eliminating heat-sink requirements and metal box enclosures to further slash design

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Indonesia to Create Firm to Build up Electric Vehicle Battery Industry | Technology News

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A group of Indonesian state-owned companies will form a venture to make batteries to power electric vehicles, the Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID) chief executive said on Tuesday.

Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of nickel ore, a key component of EV batteries, wants to build an integrated EV industry that will eventually include building the vehicles.

The new venture, called Indonesia Battery Holding, would be formed by state miners MIND ID and Aneka Tambang (ANTAM), state utility Perusahan Listrik Negara (PLN) and state oil company Pertamina, MIND ID Chief Executive Orias Petrus Moedak said.

“We are preparing a concrete cooperation plan, so that the nickel utilisation project can start immediately, to produce batteries,” he told a webinar.

The company would help build an industry that aimed to cover everything from producing chemicals and minerals for batteries to making the units themselves, as well as recycling old batteries,

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Prop B, the other transportation bond, overshadowed by Project Connect – News – Austin American-Statesman

When one thinks of transportation bonds, highways, streets and bridges are what usually comes to mind.

But Proposition B is not a typical transportation bond. The $460 million item, which voters can start deciding on when early voting begins Tuesday, is a transportation bond of a different color.

It’s a climate-change-focused, pedestrian- and bicyclist-centric proposal that puts a premium on commuter safety and environmentalism, as opposed to wider and faster streets to accommodate Austin’s dominant mode of transportation, the car.

It does include a pair of bridges — a $16 million three-spoke pedestrian bridge spanning Lady Bird Lake on the upper side of the Longhorn Dam at Pleasant Valley Road, along with proposed improvements to the Barton Springs Road bridge over Barton Creek. But even the Barton Springs Road improvements are more focused on allowing pedestrian and bicyclists safer access to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool.

“The way that

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Wagoner car show small but successful | News

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Call to revive bicycle sharing project gets louder | Coimbatore News

Coimbatore: While the city corporation has put the bicycle sharing project on hold, cycle enthusiasts have urged the civic body to revive the same by putting in place the necessary infrastructure first.
The city corporation had rolled out the project on a pilot basis at RS Puram for three months in 2018. The project, however, could not be implemented at Saibaba Colony and Vadavalli as planned, after the civic body failed to find a suitable bidder to execute the same. As its repeated attempts to find a contractor didn’t yield any results, the civic body had decided to put it on hold.
Guinness P K Kumar, a cycle enthusiast, said if the corporation were to introduce the bicycle sharing system, people would gradually make that a success. “They are aware of the benefits of cycling and would come forward to use them. It would help us overcome lifestyle disorders, while
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