MG has announced that it urgently needs high-calibre engineers and designers to work on the next generation of its cars.Vacancies at the MG Birmingham site include specialists in body engineering, engines, transmissions, vehicle integration and design. A regional recruitment event took place on Tuesday, 3 July at Dunston Hall in Norwich.SAIC Motor’s UK Technical Centre, based at MG Birmingham, needs to recruit professional engineers and designers due to growing international demand for the MG brand. New MG cars, such as the MG6 models, now sell in dozens of countries.“Modern MGs are designed and engineered in Birmingham and sold in an ever increasing number of markets throughout the world,” said David Lindley, Managing Director SMTC UK.“As well as the UK and China, MG has recently expanded into markets such as Egypt, Uruguay and New Zealand. This is a huge success story for British designers and engineers and, we have a fantastic range of future products to work on.“But the rate of growth has increased pressure on us and we now need to recruit more top class people. We are looking for bright, professional automotive specialists who have the enthusiasm and drive to help us push the MG and Roewe brands even further ahead.”SAIC Motor is the eighth largest automotive company in the world and includes both MG and Roewe, a brand sold exclusively in China, in its portfolio.Further details can be found at saicmotor.co.uk or contact [email protected] to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ugo Giguere, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 16, 2019 8:26 am PDT Comedian rejected for shows after dreadlocks deemed ‘cultural appropriation’ MONTREAL — An aspiring Montreal comedian has been told he cannot take part in shows at a university bar because his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation.The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.The bar is operated by the UQAM branch of the Public Interest Research Group, which focuses on environmental and social issues. In its Facebook statement, the co-operative says its mission is to be “a safe space, free of relationships of oppression.” It describes cultural appropriation as a form of violence.“We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” it says. It defines cultural appropriation as when “someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.”It adds that wearing dreadlocks is “a privilege” for a white person, whereas a black person with the same hair “is going to find himself refused access to job opportunities or spaces (apartments, schools, parties, sports competitions, etc.)”Even if the person wearing dreadlocks is not racist himself, the group adds, the chosen hairstyle “conveys racism.” It calls cultural appropriation “a form of passive oppression, a privilege to be deconstructed and in particular a manifestation of ordinary racism.”Last summer, American actor Zac Efron was accused of cultural appropriation after posting a photo of himself with dreadlocks on social media along with the caption, “just for fun.” Canadian singer Justin Bieber faced similar criticism in 2016 when he posted photos of himself with dreadlocked blond hair.Greg Robinson, a UQAM professor specializing in black history, compared the wearing of dreadlocks by whites to the widely denounced practice of actors wearing blackface to portray characters of colour.“What I mean is that it is whites who dress up as blacks to make fun of them,” he said, adding that even when the intention is not mockery but embracing another culture, one has to be careful.“It’s like the N-word,” Robinson said. “Blacks can use it among themselves, but if someone from outside uses it, even if he wants to be like blacks, among blacks, there is still an aspect that remains rooted in history.”The Coop les Recoltes did not respond to an interview request.Ugo Giguere, The Canadian Press
by Cindy White Posted May 25, 2015 1:54 pm MDT Housing starts cool in Calgary Summary Average home prices to drop 2.7 percent in Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Expect home construction to slow further in Calgary this year and into next.Canada Mortgage and Housing has released its spring outlook, and is predicting home starts will drop to 13,200 this year and 11,500 in 2016.CMHC analyst Richard Cho tells 660News, slower employment growth and less migration from other parts of the country is pushing demand down.“On top of that, we’re also expecting to see more supply in the resale market, giving buyers more choice,” he said. “As well, there’s an expectation that new home inventories will rise, holding back production in 2015;”Prices are forecast to fall 2.7 percent this year to an average of $448,000 but Cho says they should start to inch up again in 2016, to an average to $253,000.The CMHC is also predicting a record number of more than 10,000 condo units started last year will flood the market, and construction in the sector is expected to fall off to just 6,000 by next year.
County Champs CloughaneelyCLOUGHANEELY are the 2014 Intermediate County Champions after a 0-15 to 0-08 win over Buncrana at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today.They were favourites for the title – and proved it in a hard-fought battle.They now travel to Owebeg, outside Dungiven in Co Derry, tomorrow to play Derry Intermediate Champions Castledawson. The south Derry outfit were lucky winners over north Derry’s Slaughtmanus in their county final, winning by a point.The Ulster fixture, just a day after today’s county final, is hardly fair on the Donegal champions.But with talent right throughout the side, if they can recover there is nothing to stop them from progressing. CHAMPIONS CLOUGHANEELY FACE ULSTER CLASH ON SUNDAY was last modified: November 8th, 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:Cloughaneelycounty championsIntermediate champions