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Dutch bank predicts Europeans will buy only electric cars by 2035

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A new report released today suggests that all new cars sold in Europe will be electric as early as 2035 — which will have serious effects on the European car manufacturing industry.

Senior economists at ING released a report titled, “Breakthrough of electric vehicle threatens European car industry.” In it, they predict that barriers which currently keep consumers from investing in electric will disappear over a short period of time.

Falling battery prices, coupled with better range between charges and faster charging times overall will help contribute to buyer confidence — buying a battery-operated car will be just as attractive an option as one with an internal combustion engine.

While that seems all well and good for electric car enthusiasts, the report notes the European car manufacturers only have 3-percent market share in lithium-ion battery production. Any European factories attempting to meet demand for electric cars will be dependent on countries like China and Japan for batteries and other materials.

Electric cars have fewer parts and their manufacture is more automated, meaning there will be fewer jobs to go around. All in all, the report paints a pretty bleak picture, though it does suggest there is hope if Europe shifts from the traditional business model to one that emphasizes services over sales.

via The Guardian

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Kareena Kapoor Khan describes sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a "solid woman"

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Dec,13 2017 16:12 20 IST

Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman.

Soha Ali Khan on Tuesday launched her first book The Perils of Being Moderately Famous. In a rare picture perfect moment, the entire family, including Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan’s husband Kunal Kemmu gathered on the stage.

Kareena Kapoor Khan said of Soha Ali Khan, “I truly believe that she is torchbearer of the family and this book’s title doesn’t do justice to her being famous or not famous because I think she is the grounding on which all of us stand on, and I have truly seen the way she has compassionately and with just a breaking heart, looked after her father (the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi). I have never ever seen any daughter like that. I am a daughter, but I don’t know if I could have done it the way she looked after him and that. In my eyes, she is a solid woman and I am sure Abba is listening to this.”

Soha Ali Khan with her family at her book launch event.

Soha Ali Khan with her family at her book launch event.

Sharing her personal relationship with Soha Ali Khan and revealing some interesting stories about her, Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “I rarely get intimidated by anyone, but if there is one person in the family that I am completely in awe of I think is Soha. When I am at dinner with Saif or Soha, I am like, ‘Oh my God, I am never going to understand their conversation. Soha has always been so polite with me. She always asks me about what’s the gossip or what shopping I did recently, but apart from that, I think we have found our way and if there is anyone in the family that any of us turned to when Amma (Sharmila Tagore) is all worked up and fired up, then there is just one person that can control the situation and that is none other than Soha.”

During the book launch, the family members shared anecdotes about Soha Ali Khan’s life — right from her childhood, her college days, till her motherhood phase.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan describes sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a "solid woman"

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IANS

Dec,13 2017 16:12 20 IST

Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman.

Soha Ali Khan on Tuesday launched her first book The Perils of Being Moderately Famous. In a rare picture perfect moment, the entire family, including Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan’s husband Kunal Kemmu gathered on the stage.

Kareena Kapoor Khan said of Soha Ali Khan, “I truly believe that she is torchbearer of the family and this book’s title doesn’t do justice to her being famous or not famous because I think she is the grounding on which all of us stand on, and I have truly seen the way she has compassionately and with just a breaking heart, looked after her father (the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi). I have never ever seen any daughter like that. I am a daughter, but I don’t know if I could have done it the way she looked after him and that. In my eyes, she is a solid woman and I am sure Abba is listening to this.”

Soha Ali Khan with her family at her book launch event.

Soha Ali Khan with her family at her book launch event.

Sharing her personal relationship with Soha Ali Khan and revealing some interesting stories about her, Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “I rarely get intimidated by anyone, but if there is one person in the family that I am completely in awe of I think is Soha. When I am at dinner with Saif or Soha, I am like, ‘Oh my God, I am never going to understand their conversation. Soha has always been so polite with me. She always asks me about what’s the gossip or what shopping I did recently, but apart from that, I think we have found our way and if there is anyone in the family that any of us turned to when Amma (Sharmila Tagore) is all worked up and fired up, then there is just one person that can control the situation and that is none other than Soha.”

During the book launch, the family members shared anecdotes about Soha Ali Khan’s life — right from her childhood, her college days, till her motherhood phase.

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Dwayne Johnson to become father for the third time; girlfriend Lauren Hashian flaunts baby bump

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The reigning superstar of Hollywood who currently leads the Forbes list of highest paid actors in Hollywood is basking in joy, withhis girlfriend Lauren Hashian’s baby bump debut on the red carpet, as reported by the Mirror.

The long time couple had announced that they were expecting their second child together via an adorable Instagram post that showed their first daughter Jasmine, captioned “Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL! @laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby”. 

The delightful news has now been immediately followed by their appearance together at the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle premier, where Laura was positively glowing in a red dress and her baby bump.

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Laura Hashian and Dwayne Johnson at the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle premier

The 45-year-old actor and Laura have been going strong for a decade now. This will be his third child, after his sixteen-year-old daughter Simone with ex-wife Dany Garcia, and Jasmine. Johnson met his partner Hashian on the sets of his 2007 film The Game Plan and the couple started dating a year later.

The couple have remained private about their relationship but made their red carpet debut in public at the GI Joe LA premier in 2013. Hashian is the daughter of the drummer for the 1970s famous band Boston.

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