UAF research vessel will be the first to leave port since the National Science Foundation halted sailings

first_imgCoronavirus | Environment | University of AlaskaUAF research vessel will be the first to leave port since the National Science Foundation halted sailingsMay 2, 2020 by Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Share:(Photo courtesy Mark Teckenbrock/University of Alaska)The University of Alaska operated research vessel Sikuliaq is headed out on a cruise on May 4 to collect water and plankton samples in the northern Gulf of Alaska, as part of a long running ecological survey.According to the university, it’s the first time a National Science Foundation academic research ship is being allowed to leave port since the NSF halted sailings due to the coronavirus pandemic.  UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Dean Brad Moran said the Sikuliaq cruise has been granted an exception for several reasons, including the sampling project’s longevity.“It’s a point-to-point cruise out of Seward, Alaska, where Sikuliaq is home-ported. So it’s not going to go from Point A to Point B. And the cruise length was shortened to seven days, and it’ll never be more than one day’s steam back to land, should there be health concerns,” he said.Moran says UAF also developed a detailed plan to minimize chances of COVID-19 cases among Sikuliaq crew and research team members.“All of the scientific staff members, three of them, are home-quarantined here in Fairbanks,” he said. “There’s nobody from out-of-state going on this cruise. So we feel like we have a pretty robust plan.”Moran said other NSF funded research cruises planned for this summer, hinge in part on the success of next week’s trip.“We are certainly hopeful that we are able to host more science. And this plan has been shared with all the ship operators in the nation, so all eyes are on this cruise,” Moran said.Moran said that the pandemic has thrown NSF-funded research projects into a state of flux, and that cancelled sailings have made the already complicated business of vessel scheduling even more challenging.Share this story:last_img read more

British men take in far more calories than they realise, study shows

first_img whatsapp Sarah Spickernell British men take in far more calories than they realise, study shows whatsapp Monday 5 October 2015 10:50 am The average man in the UK heavily underestimates the number of calories he takes in each day, new research shows. A study of 2,000 men suggested it’s not unusual for them to put away double the number of calories they think they are eating. Most of those questioned underestimated the calories in a korma with naan and rice by 400, while they thought there were 787 calories in a pepperoni pizza – fewer than half the 1,712 it actually contains.  Read more: Why a sugar tax is not the solution to the UK’s obesity epidemic Similarly, they thought there were 350 in a 225g bag of sharing crisps, when there are actually around 1,200, while they underestimated calories in an average portion of chips by more than 300. But it’s not just the nutritional content of food they were confused by – one in six thought they should be eating between 3,000 and 5,000 calories each day, when the daily recommendation is in fact 2,500 for men. Kate Toland, one of the researchers in the study by Fitness First, said: It’s good that men are taking a relaxed approach to food – we would never encourage obsessive calorie counting. However, it’s the difference between being fanatical and understanding that a curry and a few pints will take you way over the recommended daily allowance. center_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Show Comments ▼last_img read more

24 on Edge of a Prison Camp

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News By Daily NK – 2012.02.22 6:03pm Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News 24 on Edge of a Prison Campcenter_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 24 defectors who were arrested jointly by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security and North Korea’s National Security Agency earlier this month are currently being detained at a detention center on the Chinese side of the Tumen River at Tumen. North Korea’s National Security Agency has repeatedly requested their repatriation, but with public opinion in strong opposition the Chinese authorities are apparently unwilling to move.A well informed source inside the Chinese security forces told the Daily NK today, “A total of 24 defectors, 19 arrested in Shenyang and another five from Changchun and elsewhere, are currently imprisoned at the Tumen camp.” The source said that persons arrested in Shenyang are usually taken to Dandong; however because this was a joint operation undertaken with the NSA they were moved to Tumen.“As protests mount from the international community and the South Korean government, the cadres from Chinese public security are hesitating as to what to do. The investigation is over, but repatriation is stalled for now,” the source added. “The North Korean NSA is pressuring the Chinese to send the detainees back, but they seem to be worried.”The Chinese government appears fearful of dealing with the defectors now, while the chorus of opposition to their repatriation in the international media grows louder. However, Beijing still defines all North Korean defectors as illegal economic migrants, and will probably repatriate them when the situation settles down. One North Korean currently in China to meet family has told Daily NK that the 24 are in particular danger if they are repatriated, saying, “The ones caught this time all said that they were going to go to South Chosun, so if they are returned to the North they will undoubtedly be executed for being ‘traitors who sullied the reputation of the fatherland.’” It is a claim lent weight by the fact that the regime of Kim Jong Eun has been reacting very sensitively to defector issues since its inception, making it certain to take unkindly to this case getting into the international media. Sources also say that of 19 defectors caught by the Chinese security forces in September last year, 16 were sent to political prison camps after interrogation by the provincial National Security Agency.One source explained, “Of the 19, those from South Hamkyung Province have already been sent to a political prison camp. The others, a family of three from Yangkang Province, paid a big bribe to the provincial NSA and got released.”According to the source, a ton of gasoline was paid by remaining family of the three, a grandmother, a woman in her 40s and a disabled child of ten, to turn their crime into simple illegal border crossing. News last_img read more

Foresters buys Aegon companies

first_img Keywords Mergers and acquisitions Megan Harman Toronto-based life insurer The Independent Order of Foresters is stepping into the Canadian asset management business through its plan to acquire Aegon Capital Management (ACM) and Aegon Fund Management (AFM). Under an agreement announced on Tuesday, Foresters will acquire 100% of the shares of ACM and AFM from Proj Fox Acquisition Inc., an intermediate holding company owned by Bermuda-based life reinsurance company Wilton Re Ltd. ACM and AFM were sold to Wilton Re by Aegon N.V. in 2014, in a transaction that also included Transamerica Life Canada. Cidel Asset Management to acquire fixed income manager Tuesday’s deal adds mutual funds to Foresters’ lineup of financial services offerings, as well as institutional investment capabilities. Specifically, AFM offers six mutual funds to Canadian investors under the imaxxFunds banner, while ACM oversees more than $10 billion in institutional investments. “This acquisition gives us the opportunity to offer our current members and future members and customers a broader array of financial services products,” says Tony Garcia, president and CEO of Foresters. “We’ve been predominantly, in Canada, a life insurer, so we believe that there are families out there who will benefit from us being able to offer additional products.” Foresters entered the U.S. asset management business in 2011, with the acquisition of New York City-based First Investors Consolidated Corp. Since then, Garcia says, the company has been looking for opportunities to further expand its presence in the investment-management market. The new product line in the Canadian market will create cross-selling opportunities for financial advisors, Garcia says. “We have our core product offering — life insurance — through independent brokers in Canada and, in some situations, they offer mutual funds to their clients. So, I think it would be helpful there,” Garcia says. “Also, on the mutual fund side of the business, there’s a solid base of distributors that may benefit from our life and annuity products.” The deal brings Foresters’ total funds under management to $44 billion. The transaction is subject to Canadian regulatory approval, and is expected to close in May. Related news Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest CI acquires US$5.1B San Diego-based RIA FAIR Canada not in favour of regulators’ stance on best interest standard Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Deputy PM Applauds Jamaicans Overseas

first_imgRelatedDeputy PM Applauds Jamaicans Overseas RelatedDeputy PM Applauds Jamaicans Overseas Deputy PM Applauds Jamaicans Overseas UncategorizedJune 28, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, has applauded Jamaicans overseas who remain motivated to contribute to the development of the country.“I am very satisfied that the Diaspora is a very important and powerful resource for Jamaica, with great potential for technical help and financial assistance to Jamaica in terms of investment and energizing the investment process in Jamaica,” he told the House of Representatives in his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate on June 25.He said the Diaspora’s dedication was demonstrated last week when some 700 Jamaicans, mainly from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, gathered at the Third Biennial Diaspora Conference to review progress made, since the two first conferences and deliberated on some key issues that have implications for national development. These include economic growth and investment, education and crime and justice.“The theme, ‘Borderless Partnership for Development,’ was a fitting theme as it symbolized the deep rooted ties that exist between Jamaicans who live abroad and those who live at home,” the Foreign Minister said.Meanwhile, he assured that Jamaica would continue to be actively engaged in multilateral fora through participation in the United Nations system, the Commonwealth and other international bodies, to ensure that issues of interest to Jamaica remain high on the international agenda.“The Commonwealth continues to have a cherished place in all multilateral activities, not least because of common historical interest which bind the 53 member countries and also the range of economic and technical co-operation for Jamaica in such areas as public sector management reform, trade negotiations, tourism planning and economic policy advice,” he said, emphasizing that Jamaica would continue to work with its Commonwealth partners to advance the fundamental political values of the organization as well as to support the efforts of member states to meet development objectives.center_img Advertisements RelatedDeputy PM Applauds Jamaicans Overseaslast_img read more

Does Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Health actually support our hospitals?

first_imgDoes Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Health actually support our hospitals? Felix Ellis,Member for BraddonRebecca White’s panicked reshuffle in an attempt to shore up her faltering leadership has simply generated more questions about Labor’s commitment to health, particularly the the Mersey Hospital.Ms White has handed the Health portfolio – which she previously claimed was the most important – to the newest member of her party room.Now, Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Health needs to confirm if he stands by his comments that this vital hospital in my electorate of Braddon… “exists due to political pork barrelling and parochialism. Now – we all pay for it” – Dr Bastian Seidel (1)Dr Seidel’s tweet provides a link to an article from Martyn Goddard, which says:“The Mersey should never have been built. It was the child of the worst kind of parochial politics and has remained so ever since,” and“From a policy point of view, the decision to build it made no sense whatsoever.”There is a clear pattern from Dr Seidel, also previously describing the State as having… “Too many hospitals” (2). Which hospitals are on Dr Seidel’s hit list? Tasmanians deserve to know if he stands by his record of undermining the Mersey.The Tasmanian Liberal Government has worked tirelessly to reopen the Mersey Hospital emergency department, despite constant politicking and efforts from the Labor party to undermine our hardworking healthcare staff.On top of that, Ms White seems to have forgotten about the vital portfolio of mental health and wellbeing, completely leaving it off her rushed list of shadow portfolios – and that’s in spite of the last year’s experience of the impact of COVID-19.Labor’s “new year, new look” cabinet reshuffle does not fool Tasmanians – it has only further exposed the in-fighting and leadership tensions within Labor.1 Tweet from September 2016.2 Tweet from June 2015 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Cabinet, cabinet reshuffle, covid-19, Emergency, emergency department, Government, health, healthcare, hospital, Impact, leadership, mental health, Minister, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, wellbeinglast_img read more

Queensland farmers get another tool to help fight effects of drought

first_imgQueensland farmers get another tool to help fight effects of drought Minister for Resources The Honourable Scott StewartQueensland farmers and dam owners have another tool to their belt to help combat the devastating effects of drought.Speaking in Charters Towers as part of the Regional Community Forum, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the EvapAdvisor website would help farmers reduce water losses to evaporation.“Dams play a key role in our approach to water management with more than 243,000 across Queensland,” Mr Stewart said.“While some much needed rain has filled many dams across Queensland, now is the time for dam owners to make sure they are looking at all options into preserving as much water as possible.“EvapAdvisor is a free tool that gives farmers access to the latest rainfall and evaporation data from the Bureau of Meteorology to help determine if water storage covers makes economic sense.”Evaporation can result in the loss of significant amounts of water, as high as 3000 millimetres a year in Queensland, and with changes in Queensland’s climate this number is expected to rise.Although numerous evaporation reduction methods exist, adoption in Queensland is relatively low.At least half of Queensland’s stored water is held in dams small enough to benefit from shade covers, floating covers or, potentially, chemical applications.The EvapAdvisor website is the latest development as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Natural Resources Investment Program.Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said changing climate and seasonal conditions mean Queensland farmers need every possible tool at their disposal.“Anything that can help our farmers to better understand the factors impacting on their water supplies means they can make the right decisions in managing their farm businesses,” he said.Mr Stewart said the department has invested $160,000 to date through the Natural Resources Investment Program in a partnership with the University of Southern Queensland to research and develop EvapAdvisor.“While we can’t make it rain it is important that we do everything we can to help dam owners conserve water,” Mr Stewart said.“The Queensland Government has been working closely with leading scientists from the University of Southern Queensland to make sure dam owners have the right data to make an informed decision.”Dam owners are encouraged to visit the EvapAdvisor at https://evapadvisor.com/ /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Charters Towers, Fisheries, Furner, Government, Investment, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, resources, Rural Communities, Scientists, southern, university, University of Southern Queensland, water management, water storagelast_img read more

On First Official Visit to Tajikistan, World Bank Vice President Anna Bjerde Reaffirms Support to Green, Resilient

first_imgOn First Official Visit to Tajikistan, World Bank Vice President Anna Bjerde Reaffirms Support to Green, Resilient Tajikistan is taking important steps to strengthen the foundation of its economy, foster a post-pandemic green recovery, and provide better job opportunities for its young and largely rural population, according to Anna Bjerde, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia on her first official visit to Tajikistan, on the final leg of her Central Asia tour.Ms. Bjerde discussed the country’s key development priorities, including support for an effective COVID-19 response, in meetings with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Emomali Rahmon, First Deputy Prime Minister Davlatali Said, Deputy Prime Minister Usmonali Usmonzoda, key members of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, and representatives of the National Bank of Tajikistan.Ms. Bjerde reconfirmed the World Bank’s support to Tajikistan in continuing on its structural reform agenda, which is focused on private sector development, increased export orientation, cleaner, renewable energy, and job creation, while noting that accelerating this agenda was especially critical for Tajikistan’s green, resilient, and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.“Tajikistan is accelerating reforms in key sectors, including tax, clean energy, digital economy, and debt sustainability. These strategic actions will help ensure that dynamic, profitable, and export-oriented companies will be able to deepen development impact, broaden the tax base, provide new, high-quality jobs, and bolster macro-fiscal stability,” said Ms. Bjerde. “The World Bank will continue to support Tajikistan in achieving these goals and the country’s objective of improving lives and livelihoods.”During her meetings, Ms. Bjerde discussed Tajikistan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by a $32.5 million World Bank grant, which aims to strengthen healthcare capacity, provide emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable households, and prepare the vaccination rollout for priority groups of the population. Tajikistan was among the first countries to receive COVID-19 vaccine financing from the World Bank.Ms. Bjerde acknowledged Tajikistan’s considerable potential in generating and exporting clean, renewable energy and reaffirmed the World Bank’s interest in supporting Tajikistan’s contribution to the global climate change agenda. The World Bank’s current investments in the country’s energy sector, at close to $0.5 billion, help with efforts in strengthening the sector’s sustainability, eliminating seasonal energy rationing, ensuring reliable and affordable electricity supply, and fostering the sector’s export orientation.This was Ms. Bjerde’s first official visit to Central Asia. A Swedish national, she became the World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia on May 1, 2020. In this position, Ms. Bjerde leads the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge work in the region.Currently, the World Bank is financing 21 projects in Tajikistan totaling at $1.1 billion. Since 1996, the World Bank has provided over $2 billion in IDA grants, highly concessional credits, and trust funds for Tajikistan. The World Bank Group is committed to continuing its support for Tajikistan as it strives to improve the lives and meet the aspirations of its young and growing population. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asia, Central, clean energy, climate change, Deputy Prime Minister, electricity, Europe, Government, healthcare, President, Prime Minister, renewable energy, sustainability, Tajikistan, vaccination, World Banklast_img read more

City seeks applicants for volunteer Urban Forestry Commission

first_imgCity seeks applicants for volunteer Urban Forestry CommissionPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, April 14, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The advisory role of this commission includes reviewing and informing urban forestry policy and regulation, and administering the Heritage Tree Program and the Urban Forestry Program’s work planVANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants interested in filling two vacancies on its volunteer Urban Forestry Commission. The deadline to apply for these positions is 5 p.m., Wed., May 13.The advisory role of this commission includes reviewing and informing urban forestry policy and regulation, and administering the Heritage Tree Program and the Urban Forestry Program’s work plan. The Urban Forestry Commission is an active, working group that also performs community outreach by helping to plan and implement tree events, building neighborhood association relationships, supporting public education, and planning community recognition programs related to appreciation of our community’s trees. Those who have an interest in urban forestry and the beautification of Vancouver are urged to apply.The Urban Forestry Commission has seven citizen members who can serve two, four-year terms.  The commission meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., the third Wednesday of each month.These positions are currently held by individuals whose terms are expiring and they may reapply. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any qualifying applicants. All applicants must be available for interviews on Wed., June 3.To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Jill Brown in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, [email protected], or by calling (360) 487-8600.Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ufc to learn more about the Urban Forestry Commission, including links to past meeting minutes and agendas.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark County implements temporary emergency outdoor burn ban Next : Woodland School District patrons again asked to consider replacement Educational Programs and Operations levyAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Ferrari Portofino defines ‘entry level’ with nearly 600 horsepower

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Ferrari Portofino What is it? With the demise of the California T, Ferrari needs an “entry level” car to get people who don’t need a super-performance track model into the brand. Hence the Portofino, which will be a lovely top-down boulevard cruiser for those looking for the Prancing Horse on the hood.Why does it matter? Ferrari can’t just make its living on its limited-edition models, so the Portofino is perfect for getting people into the brand. But it won’t be a throwaway model; the 2+2 hartop convertible has a 3.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 with 591 horsepower that delivers a zero-to-100 km/h rate of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h, all while ensconsing its passengers in fine leather and such amenities as a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen and a wind deflector. The new car is lighter than the California and has much more aerodynamic design, as well as electric steering and an electronic rear differential. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari PortofinoDerek McNaughton, Driving When is it coming? You’ll be able to sit in the baby Ferrari in the first quarter of next year, so plan ahead for your summer driving. Should you buy it? Even though the Portofino is classified as a GT with four seats, it’s no slouch in the performance specs. There should be no shame in buying the Italian marque’s least expensive model. Expect it to start around $240,000.RELATED Full coverage of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show advertisement Trending in Canadacenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSFerrariCoupeGasLuxuryPerformanceAuto ShowsFrankfurtAuto ShowsFrankfurt Motor ShowLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesAutomotive EnginesAutomotive TechnologyCaliforniaDriving.caFerrari SpAFrankfurt Motor ShowgasolinePortofinoScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited States We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more