Most Annoying Phrases Said During Video Calls

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Love them or loathe them, with the work-from-home era showing no sign of abating, conference calls are here to stay. Video calls have become increasingly prevalent throughout the pandemic, enabling teams to conduct business remotely on idn poker online. It’s important meeting attendees present themselves in as professional light as possible during remote meetings. Despite the need for professionality on conferencing calls, an awkward moment is never far away. Most Annoying Phrases on Video Calls Easy Offices, providers of flexible, serviced office space, researched the most annoying phases said during video calls. The survey asked 1,000 remote workers their biggest dislikes and most irritating phrases when participating in conference calls. Check out our top ten. You never know, it might help you avoid annoying colleagues or clients by making such…
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A New SUV Competitor in the market: Hyundai Tucson

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The Hyundai Nishat Motors is all set to launch its SUV Tucson next month as per a source. The SUV was showcased in the Pakistan Auto Show (PAPS -2020) in Lahore. The launch was set to be earlier this year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and unfavorable economic condition of Pakistan. As per sources, the South Korean company is launching its product after thorough research about the currently available SUV options in Pakistan. With Tucson SUV, they aim to fulfill the demand gaps left unaddressed by the other SUV producing companies. The Tucson SUV will be assembled locally in Faisalabad. The price of the SUV is currently unknown. However, we expect it to be somewhere around 5 Million or less to compete the available option in the…
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New Toyota Wigo launched in Philippines, starts at P568,000

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Over a week ago, we reported that Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) would be launching the facelifted Wigo on June 15, 2020. Well, today’s the day, and the Japanese car manufacturer has introduced the car online with a P568,000 starting price. Check out the full price list below: 2020 Toyota Wigo Toyota Wigo E MT – P568,000 Toyota Wigo G MT – P623,000 Toyota Wigo G AT – P658,000 Toyota Wigo TRD S – P700,000 The humble city car comes equipped with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine capable of 65hp at 6,000rpm and up to 89Nm of torque at 4,400rpm—exactly the same figures as the pre-refresh version. The mill can come mated to either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The big changes are outside, where the vehicle flaunts…
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Think Your Car Door Sounds Nice and Solid When It Slams? It’s Faked

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The sound of your car’s door slamming is a lie. A trick. A clever ruse. And it’s all thanks to the engineers who designed your car. Your car doors are carefully designed to sound sturdier than they really are, reports Mel. You can thank psychoacoustics for this practice, which is the study of the mind’s perception of different sounds. Here’s an example: Ever experience the satisfying thud of closing a 1980s BMW door? There’s a heft to those doors that makes them feel solid. Substantial. You’re safe here. This car is well-made. Yet we all know that even high-end cars have lost a lot of that extra heft, largely thanks to advances in automotive safety, as AutoBead co-founder James Ford explained to Mel: Engineering the sound of a car door…
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This 3-Wheel Electric Scooter Runs on Solar Power and Will Easily Get You Out of Traffic Jams

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This is the BICAR, a three-wheel electric scooter that runs on solar power and designed for sharing using a shared mobility program. It was developed by a research team at the Zurich University of Applied Science, led by Adrian Burri and Hans-Jörg Dennig. The fully electric-powered scooter goes up to 28mph (45 km/h). The BICAR’s energy self-sufficiency is guaranteed with solar power and includes a back-up system with swappable batteries and newly-created Battery Swap Stations. Riders can use a mobile app to “geo-localize” a BICAR or a Battery Swap Station, make a reservation, lock/unlock the BICAR and use their mobile phone and software as an information board and navigation tool while driving, according to the team. BICAR-sharing for short and medium distance traveling within a city is ideal for businesses…
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GM Announces All-Electric Buick Velite 7 SUV In China

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China to get the electric Buick Velite 7 this year, so maybe the U.S. will finally get the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. General Motors announced today that later this year, the Buick brand will launch in China the all-electric Buick Velite 7 “SUV”. This new model (we would describe it as a crossover/SUV) seems to be related to the Chevrolet Bolt EV and was already expected (see the report from our sister site here). GM says that it will have a range of 500 km (311 miles) NEDC, but more details will be revealed closer to launch. The unofficial reports (see video below) said that the electric motor will be 130 kW (noticeably below the 150 kW in Bolt EV). “The VELITE 7 has a distinct sporty-looking exterior. It also features…
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Suzuki, Toshiba, Denso EV battery plans to be pushed back due to the pandemic

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The India joint venture of Suzuki Motor, Toshiba and Denso is likely to put on hold plans for a second phase of its project to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles, even as the work on the first phase is currently behind schedule, people in the know said. Lack of a well-defined electric vehicle policy and a slowing market for such vehicles have led the joint venture, Automotive Electronics Power (AEPPL), to go slow on the second phase, one of the people said. Earlier, Korea’s LG Chemicals had put on hold its project to produce lithium-ion batteries in India in collaboration with the Mahindra Group. AEPPL said the first phase of the project was delayed by a few months due to operating and logistical hurdles posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and…
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The battery-powered Electric buses to hit the roads soon: Fawad Chaudhry

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Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that electric buses will start plying in the country this year. He was speaking at an MoU signing ceremony signed between a private transport company of Pakistan and a Chinese company, in Islamabad at local hotel on August 26, 2020. The MoU will lead to introduce an electrical vehicles chain in Pakistan which, will help reduce air pollution as well. In the first phase, 50 million dollars will be invested in building infrastructure; while in the second phase, manufacturing of electric buses will start in Pakistan within next three years. The Minister termed it a breakthrough in fulfilling another promise by the PTI government to take the country to progress. He said that Pakistan would be first country in Asia that…
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Electric Vehicle Policy Starts Attracting Investment

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Electric Vehicle Policy was for 2-3 wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles formulated after extensive efforts of Engineering Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Industries and Production Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Industries and Production, and approved in principle by ECC of the Cabinet in its meeting held on June 10, 2020. The policy has been ratified by the Cabinet on 16th June, 2020 and is at various stages of implementation. The policy was extensively deliberated in Automotive Industry Development Committee (AIDC), which is a Cabinet’s approved body working under Engineering Development Board for promotion of automotive industry. The recommendations mainly focused on “Make in Pakistan” strategy and were duly endorsed by EDB’s Board of Management which include prominent automotive sector businessmen and experts. This policy initially encompasses electric vehicles in…
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Suzuki Jimny to be discontinued in Europe due to stricter emission norms

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Suzuki has decided to discontinue Jimny in most European markets as the SUV fails to comply with impending CO2 emissions The fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny was unveiled in 2018 and became available for sales in Europe later that year. However, it looks like the days for the hardcore SUV in the European markets were limited. According to media reports, Suzuki has decided to pull the plug on Jimny in most European markets due to emission regulations. Well, the carmaker had already revealed that it will stop selling Jimny in Europe from 2021 but the word on the street is that Maruti Suzuki seems to have advanced that date. Suzuki is likely to start axing the Jimny from various European markets from this year itself. The company has also reportedly stopped supplying…
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