Lincoln company to provide state with mobile COVID-19 testing trailers | Local Business News



Pacific Engineering

Nebraska is buying 10 mobile units from Pacific Engineering Inc., including five of the trailers shown here, to deploy as mobile COVID-19 testing units across the state for Test Nebraska.




Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now — with summerlike temperatures in the 80s — winter is coming.

And COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.

That presents a problem for Nebraska’s mobile testing operations, especially those set up in tents outside.

Earlier this week, Bryan Health moved its COVID-19 testing site from a tent at its Bryan LifePointe center near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, to a former auto repair shop at Antelope Valley Parkway and O Street so it could have a place more protected from the elements.

Test Nebraska has similar issues, often operating out of tents or, in the case of its Lincoln site, under a parking

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Special Report: for Black South African Rugby Player, a COVID Victory, and Loss | World News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – On Broadhurst Cona’s fifth night in the COVID-19 ward of Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital, the patient in the bed next to him was giving up.

The man gripped his own throat in panic as he choked, and he kept pulling off his oxygen mask. Cona pleaded with him to put it back on, but the man was beyond listening.

Early the next morning, Cona awoke to a commotion. The man’s bed was empty, and nurses in protective clothing were spraying it down with disinfectant. He was sealed in a beige-coloured body bag, and it took four people to lift him away to a passage leading to the lift.

Cona didn’t know it yet, because his companion had been too sick to speak and his face unrecognisable with pain, but he had seen this man many times before, as an opponent on the rugby

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FEV opens Germany high-voltage battery test centre | Automotive Industry News

FEV Group president and CEO, Stefan Pischinger has inaugurated what the supplier says is the world’s largest development and test centre in Germany for high-voltage batteries for passenger and commercial vehicles.

The durability testing centre is known by its German abbreviation eDLP.

“We look forward to continually enhancing Saxony-Anhalt’s strong expertise in the up-and-coming field of e-mobility with the now completed eDLP and to intensifying the solid long-standing collaboration with FEV as an innovative company and attractive employer in the region,” said Minister President of the Federal State of Saxony, Reiner Haseloff. 

For his part, Pischinger added: “As a globally leading developer of technologies for electric vehicles, FEV is advancing innovation and forward-looking solutions. With the eDLP, we are providing our customers with proof of this claim.

“After all, in addition to optimal technological support, we can also save development time and costs for our partners.

“We can offer every

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Bad News Weighs on Baht But Thailand’s Bonds Are Re-Energized

(Bloomberg) — Anti-government protests and renewed concern about the virus’s impact on the economy are making the Thai baht one of the region’s worst-performing currencies. When it comes to the nation’s bonds, things are looking more positive.

The baht has suffered since protesters last month held the biggest demonstration since the military’s coup in 2014, and called for a general strike to put further pressure on the government. Optimism about the potential reopening of the country to tourism also received a setback in September as the detection of a locally transmitted virus case ended a run of 100 days without any transmission.



chart: Difference between onshore and offshore baht levels has been growing


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Difference between onshore and offshore baht levels has been growing

The pressure on the local currency can be seen in the widening yield difference between offshore and onshore forwards, which has expanded to a 60 basis-point premium from a 40 basis-point discount in July. The differential

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Lincoln company to provide state with mobile testing trailers | Local Business News



Pacific Engineering

Nebraska is buying 10 mobile units from Pacific Engineering Inc., including five of the trailers shown here, to deploy as mobile COVID-19 testing units across the state for Test Nebraska.




Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now — with summer-like temperatures in the 80s — winter is coming.

And COVID-19 doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.

That presents a problem for Nebraska’s mobile testing operations, especially those set up in tents outside.

Earlier this week, Bryan Health moved its COVID-19 testing site from a tent at its Bryan LifePointe center near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, to a former auto repair shop at Antelope Valley Parkway and O Street so it could have a place more protected from the elements.

Test Nebraska has similar issues, often operating out of tents or, in the case of its Lincoln site, under a parking

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Around Lexington – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

Note: In response to concerns about the coronavirus, area events may be subject to cancellation, postponement or attendance limits. Please contact organizers to confirm event details.

‘Bids for History’ benefit auction: Oct. 9-Oct. 15. For information: https://lexingtonhistory.org. The online auction will be the Lexington Historical Society’s major fundraiser this year to support its museums, collections and educational programming. “Bids for History” will open on Oct. 9 and culminate in an hour of live bidding from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The auction catalog is filled with an array of unique goods and experiences, ranging in value from $25 to priceless. Visit with baby goats or tour a local beehive. Indulge in some jewelry or a bespoke dress shirt. Savor four seasons of homemade soup or a special holiday dinner basket. Enjoy a private viewing of items in

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Auto Experience, Inc. Proposes To Acquire Auto Finance Firm Consumer Portfolio Services For $135 Million In Cash | News

DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Auto Experience, Inc., created in 2018 to pursue strategic business opportunities in the automobile financing market, today announced it has informed the board of directors of Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPSS) of its interest in acquiring the company in an all-cash transaction valued at $135 million.  An acquisition at that price would nearly double the current value of the Nasdaq-listed company.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Consumer Portfolio Services (CPS) is an independent specialty finance company that provides indirect automobile financing to consumers.  In an October 7, 2020 letter to the company formally conveying an “indication of interest,” Auto Experience said it proposes to acquire CPS for approximately $6.18 per share of common stock.  CPS shares closed at $3.35 on October 7, 2020.

In its letter to CPS, Auto Experience said it would add value to the company and its

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Brazil’s Car Wash Corruption Probe Eyes Petrobras Bunker Fuel Deals | Investing News

By Ana Mano and Gram Slattery

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.

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 Vitol, Glencore, and Trafigura – is expanding geographically. Until now, the probe has been largely focused on Petrobras’ Houston operations.

In a statement to

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U.S. News Announces the Best Columbus Day Car Deals for 2020 | Press Room

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the Best Columbus Day Car Deals for 2020. The list features 10 vehicles, including a minivan, a compact truck, four cars and four SUVs. These models are all available with excellent financing or lease incentives.

“Columbus Day weekend is a great time to take advantage of an affordable lease offer or a no-interest financing deal,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “Dealers are working to move 2020 vehicles off the lot and make way for 2021 models. That means there are some great zero-down lease offers, and it’s common to see 0% financing for a five- or six-year term.”

Each month, U.S. News collects new and used car deals for Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Mazda, Buick, GMC, Subaru, Volkswagen, Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti,

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Leaf lease deals, top-selling used EVs, Polestar 2 range: Today’s Car News

Our monthly deals roundup highlights a Nissan Leaf lease deal at $199 and the Bolt EV as low as $145/month. We look at why the Nissan Leaf is the top-selling used EV in most states. And the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge get rated for range. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Why is the Nissan Leaf the top-selling used EV? Availability is part of it; price is another. And there’s a third sticky point: Leaf owners don’t appear to hold onto them as long as Tesla owners do.

Those with the kind of credit that qualifies for factory leases, however, will find that with less cash outlay they could lease a new Nissan Leaf. Our monthly deals roundup on EVs, hybrids, and PHEVs highlights a national $199/month lease deal on the Leaf, plus bargain leases on the Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Toyota Prius Prime,

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