Business A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday approved a US$307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government said had illegal software that allowed them to emit excess emissions. 04 May 2019 03:55AM Bookmark REUTERS: A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday approved a US$307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government said had illegal software that allowed them to emit excess emissions.Under the settlement approved by Judge Edward Chen, about 100,000 owners and lessees of Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0-liter diesel vehicles from model years 2014 to 2016 will receive payments for having a software reflash completed. Most owners will receive US$3,075 payments.Current owners and lease-holders have until February 2021 to submit a claim, and until May 2021 to complete the repair and receive compensation, while former owners have until … [Read more...] about US judge approves Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement
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By Stephanie Bodoni Bloomberg Tues., April 30, 2019 The European Union’s free trade accord with Canada overcame one more obstacle after the bloc’s highest court dismissed Belgian concerns over the pact’s dispute settlement process. “The mechanism for the resolution of disputes between investors and states provided for by the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is compatible with EU law,” the EU Court of Justice said in a binding opinion in Luxembourg on Tuesday. The Belgian region of Wallonia, using its leverage over Belgium’s federal government in commercial matters, in 2016 nearly torpedoed the so-called Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. The delay raised concerns that the EU would have difficulty concluding other deals, such as the EU’s landmark trade accord with Japan that took effect in February. Belgium filed its challenge in 2017, seeking the EU judges’ binding view on the legality of … [Read more...] about European Union’s Canada trade deal gets green light from bloc’s top court
BOC has until May 15 to return Canada trash Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has until May 15 to ship Canadian garbage back to its country of origin. BOC spokesman Erastus Sandino Austria yesterday said they received orders from Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to return the containers of trash back to Canada by May 15. Austria added they are in the process of making arrangements for the containers of waste, consisting of household trash, diapers, electronic garbage and non-recyclable waste, to be returned to Canada. “We are doing everything now to make this possible,” the BOC official said. The Department of Finance gave the order to the BOC after President Duterte said he would declare “war” on Canada if it would not take back its garbage. The Canadian government responded by saying that it is working to … [Read more...] about BOC has until May 15 to return Canada trash
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?
MAYNILA- Kinalampag ng grupong EcoWaste Coalition ang Embahada ng Canada dito nitong Lunes upang igiit na dapat nang kunin ng bansa ang basurang itinambak nito sa Pilipinas higit 5 taon na ang nakalilipas. Bitbit ang mga placard, iginiit ng grupo na hindi katanggap-tanggap ang pagtatambak ng Canada ng basura sa Pilipinas. Nauna nang binalaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Canada na kunin ang mahigit sa 100 container ng basurang itinambak nito kung hindi ay posibleng magdeklara ng giyera ang Pilipinas. "Ang salita ng ating Presidente ay sumasalamin kung gaano ka-urgent, gaano kaseryoso na dapat nang kunin ang mga basurang ito. Hindi na ito dapat nagtatagal pa sa Pilipinas," ani Aileen Locero, national coordinator ng EcoWaste Coalition. Siniguro naman ng Embahada ng Canada noong nakaraang linggo na nakikipag-ugnayan ito sa pamahalaan ng Pilipinas upang maresolba ang problema sa basura. -ulat ni Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about News ‘Hindi tapunan’: Embahada ng Canada kinalampag ng EcoWaste Coalition