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Auction of personalised vehicle registration marks on November 11

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 15) announced that the next auction of personalised vehicle registration marks (PVRMs) will be held on November 11 (Sunday), at Meeting Room S221, ...

Updated travel report for Pakistan

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for PakistanRecent Updates: The Health tab was updated - travel health information (Public Health Agency of Canada).Advisory Text: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories)Web address :

Updated travel report for Colombia

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for ColombiaRecent Updates: Editorial change.Advisory Text: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)Web address :

Updated travel report for Kenya

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for KenyaRecent Updates: Safety and security - removal of text about armed incursions onto private farms and wildlife conservation areasAdvisory Text: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)Web address :

Updated travel report for Portugal

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for PortugalRecent Updates: Natural disasters and climate - removal of information about Hurricane LeslieAdvisory Text: Exercise normal security precautionsWeb address :

Auction of traditional vehicle registration marks to be held on November 3

     The Transport Department today (October 12) announced that the auction of traditional vehicle registration marks will be held on November 3 (Saturday), in Meeting Room S421, L4, Hong Kong ...

Updated travel report for Cameroon

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for CameroonRecent Updates: Thorough review and update of the entire travel advice content.Advisory Text: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)Web address :

Updated travel report for Philippines

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for PhilippinesRecent Updates: Natural disasters and climate - removal of Typhoon Mangkhut textAdvisory Text: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)Web address :

Thompson and Garamendi Announce Disaster Loans Now Available for Nonprofits in Lake County

For Immediate Release:

October 11, 2018

Contact:

Alex Macfarlane (Thompson) 202-225-3311

Dante Atkins (Garamendi) 202-225-1880

 

Thompson and Garamendi Announce Disaster Loans Now Available for Nonprofits in Lake County

Assistance available through SBA as part of disaster declaration

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) announced that the Mendocino Complex Disaster Declaration has been amended to offer Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to private non-profit organizations in Lake County. This assistance is available to organizations that offer essential government service.

“Throughout the recovery process, our community depends on the service of our second responders, those organizations that provide relief, centralize support services, and distribute aid once the fires have been extinguished. Today I am proud to announce that the federal government will provide loans to those organizations that provide that support that may have been damaged in the fire,” said Thompson. “I will continue fighting to bring every federal dollar and resource to our community throughout this recovery period. Together, we will rebuild and come back even stronger.”

“The availability of SBA loans for non-profit organizations that are facilitating recovery efforts is great news for Lake County,” said Garamendi. “We need the active participation of the whole community to help Lake County recover from these devastating wildfires, and this is another step in the right direction. I’m doing everything in my power to ensure Lake County gets every piece of federal support it is entitled to.”

Organizations interested in applying can visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or call 800-659-2955 to find out if they qualify and submit their application. Applications must be received by May 6, 2019. 

Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal works in Western district from this Friday

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 9) reminded the public that to facilitate tram track renewal works at Catchick Street, parts of the slow lane of Catchick Street eastbound near Davis ...

New taxi and public light bus driver identity plates rolled out

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 6) rolled out taxi and public light bus (PLB) driver identity plates with a 10-year validity period. New specifications for the driver identity ...

Updated travel report for Mozambique

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for MozambiqueRecent Updates: Safety and security - ElectionsAdvisory Text: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)Web address :

Updated travel report for Cuba

Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for CubaRecent Updates: Risk level(s) and Natural disasters and climate - removal of information about Hurricane MichaelAdvisory Text: Exercise normal security precautionsWeb address :

Stena Nordica enters service on Karlskrona-Gdynia.

Stena Nordica entered service as the fourth ship between Karlskrona and Gdynia on Saturday.  This means a further increase in capacity on the route to meet the strong demand in growth for freight and passengers. [image] Previously, the route was operated with three RoPax vessels and one cargo vessel. With Stena Nordica, the route is now operating with four RoPax vessels, which will provide freight and passengers with a choice of up to four departures a day from each port. The number of departures per week is now 46 which is a record on this route. ‘We have had strong growth in recent

London mayor says Commission acting too slow on truck fatalities

Pressure on the European Commission to speed up the introduction of safer trucks has come from the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. In a letter to the industry commissioner Elzbieta Bieńkowska, Khan says the Commission’s deadline of 2026 for all new models to meet ‘direct vision’ requirements to allow truck drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists better is too late, adding: ‘We need to move quicker.’

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Number of charging points isn’t the problem

Which comes first: the electric vehicles or the charging points? This is the central question addressed in a new report by T&E about public infrastructure for charging up e-vehicles, which adds weight to earlier studies showing it is not a lack of charging facilities that is stopping the take-up of e-vehicles but the lack of the vehicles themselves.

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EU urged to stand firm on aircraft emissions

NGOs working on aviation’s climate impact have called on the European Commission to reject industry demands to hastily sign up to the controversial ‘Corsia’ carbon offsetting scheme for international aviation. T&E is warning that such a move is both against EU law, and threatens the only effective measure currently in place to address aviation emissions.

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Parliament sends clear signal to ministers: more ambition needed to cut car CO2

MEPs have sent a strong signal to EU environment ministers about the car CO2 cuts and low-emission vehicle sales needed if Europe’s industry is to catch up in the electric revolution and secure jobs here. The European Parliament last week voted for a 40% cut in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans in 2030, and a sales target for low and zero-emissions vehicles of 20% in 2025 and 35% in 2030.

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EU air quality rules are failing, says Court of Auditors

The EU’s air quality laws are failing. That is the conclusion of two reports, one by the EU’s Court of Auditors into ambient air quality standards and monitoring, the other by T&E that shows the number of polluting diesel vehicles is growing, and that even new cars that pass emissions tests in real driving conditions are pumping out dangerous levels of pollutants.

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Truckmakers push to use accounting tricks to meet CO2 targets

German and European truck lobby groups are piling the pressure on lawmakers to weaken emission reduction targets so they can keep selling even dirtier diesel lorries for another decade – while selling as few electric trucks as possible. New trucks sold in 2025 could be even less fuel efficient than those sold in 2019, a new T&E analysis shows, if lawmakers give in to the German VDA and Europe’s ACEA.

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