Electric car industry

Electric car industry

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The alternative to cars run on petrol, electric cars are slowly but surely having an impact on the car industry. Seen as the more environmentally friendly option, studies into the industry show that over a million more electric cars will be on the roads of Australia by 2030 while global sales are expected to reach 2 million worldwide by the end 2018, with strong recent growth. Australian drivers have shown themselves to be open to change to with over half of people surveyed indicating they would consider an electric car for their next car purchase. These figures are not lost on some of the largest car manufacturers in the world who are looking to take advantage in the next few years. Porsche, the German automobile producer, aims to make 50…
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Technology at the office

Technology at the office

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For better or worse, technology has changed everything. Making most everyday activities easier, while helping to make society healthier and aiding national security, technology is something that most of us need in our daily lives, especially during our work hours. So, in the office, how did anything get done before technology? Your alarm goes off, and you instantly check the weather. No need for an umbrella today. Walking out of your house, you check the bus times and break into a jog for the bus that is a minute away. Tapping your card on the scanner you take your place and start scrolling through your media of choice on your phone. Technology has been at the centre of your morning and that’s all before you sit down at your desk.…
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The taxi industry

The taxi industry

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You’re running late for work or just too lazy to get the bus to your friend’s house and the only alternative is to jump in a taxi and pay three or four times the price of a bus ride. With Uber making waves in the ride sharing industry, how have taxis been affected? Uber, offering users a cheaper and more practical service has left a hefty dent in the taxi industry. In Sydney, the cost of taxi plates has fallen by over half since Uber entered the industry. Selling on average at around $400,000 dollars in 2012, prices have plummeted to $200,000 as taxis become less and less popular. In New York, it’s the same story. Taxi licences called “medallions” were selling for US$1.32 million but by 2016, prices had…
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TV and English football

TV and English football

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In 1992 the world changed forever. It had been on the horizon for years, but nobody knew when it was going to happen. Then in August 1992, it began. The first season of the “Premiership”, the top tier of English football. The Football Association had, up to that point, controlled all leagues in England but now the top 24 teams in the country had a breakaway league and this changed everything, including the way football in England was consumed. Sky, owned by Rupert Murdoch, brought in a new era of football on television. No longer did consumers have to wait for highlights shows on national broadcasters, now they could pay to watch games live. Having studied a way sport was presented in America, Sky Sports made football much more than…
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Dangerous jobs

Dangerous jobs

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There you are sitting in front of a computer hating your life. Staring at a spreadsheet, numbers everywhere, most of which you don’t know the meaning of. You’re bored out your mind and you wish you were anywhere else, maybe with a more exciting job where you could at least stretch your legs and get a bit of exercise. But while you sit at screen, slowly becoming less and less motivated, take a moment to think how safe you are. Millions of people around the world risk their lives every day as they do their daily tasks. Clicking a mouse every day is foreign to them, they have jobs that most of us would never dream of doing so what are some of the most dangerous jobs the world has…
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