January 28, 2021


Cape Lewes Ferry Rides

The MV Delaware of the Cape May Lewes Ferry, pulls into the port at the North Cape May Terminal. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry offered free rides to residents of Cape May County and to Sussex County, Delaware on Sunday May 7, 2017, for National Tourism Day. (Dale Gerhard / Staff Photographer)

CAPE MAY — Starting Monday, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is open only to vehicles and their passengers, officials said Thursday, barring foot and bicycle travel.

“We are once again taking proactive steps to protect the health and well-being of our passengers and crew,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “At this time, we are not reducing our public sailing schedule. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.”

Officials encouraged passengers to stay in their vehicles for the crossing, according to a news release from the Delaware River & Bay Authority.

“Vehicle passengers may roam the outer decks and enjoy the sunshine; however, the passenger salon is closed except to use restrooms or to pass through the galley area for limited food and beverage selections,” according to the release. “Customers will not be permitted to sit in the passenger salon.”

When not inside a vehicle, passengers must wear a face mask and social distance from anyone not traveling with them, officials said.

The Cape May Terminal gift shop and ticket counters will be closed; however, restrooms will be open in the terminal, according to the release. In Lewes, Grain On the Rocks and the Lewes Coffee Company will remain open.

“We’d like to thank our customers in advance for their cooperation with our efforts limit the spread of the virus,” Gehrke said. “We look forward to returning to normal operations, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, we feel that this mode of transportation aboard the ferry is among the safest in the nation.”

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Powering Asbury Automotive’s new eCommerce offering ‘Clicklane’, Virtual Retailing 2.0 is now available to dealers nationwide.

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gubagoo – the leading provider of digital retailing, conversational commerce, chat, and messaging solutions for Automotive Dealerships – announced a powerful new release of its industry-leading Virtual Retailing platform.

With online car sales soaring across the nation, there has never been a more compelling time for automotive dealers to embrace digital retailing. The industry is quickly moving from early adopters to the tipping point of wide adoption, with the pandemic having accelerated dealerships’ demand for online eCommerce tools.

Built on a conversational commerce platform, Gubagoo’s Virtual Retailing has been a market leader since its introduction in 2019. The platform allows customers to purchase a vehicle online, and arrange delivery to their door.

The new release provides real-time, data-driven trade-in values, VIN-specific F&I products personalized to the driver, and is the only retail platform offering an automotive loan marketplace with more than 30 lenders including online contracting and signature.

“The entire process of purchasing a vehicle can be completed in the same amount of time as it takes to purchase groceries, online,” said Brad Title, CEO of Gubagoo. “With an integrated, seamless transition between online and in-store, any dealer, anywhere in the country, can now offer the ultimate frictionless car-buying experience for their customers.”

Asbury Automotive Group, one of the nation’s largest dealership groups, has launched Clicklane, their full eCommerce solution, powered by Gubagoo’s Virtual Retailing 2.0 platform. Close collaboration between Asbury and Gubagoo was key to the innovation leaps made in this new release.

“Gubagoo’s new release of Virtual Retailing was the only solution that could meet our demanding standards for the end-to-end eCommerce experience we envisioned for Clicklane,” said David Hult, CEO of Asbury. “Their execution and support have been flawless, and their product is positively a game-changer.”

Asbury Automotive’s press event can be viewed online: https://www.asburyauto.com/clicklane/watch

From the beginning, Gubagoo’s approach to automotive eCommerce has been to ensure that consumers enjoy a fast, fun, and easy purchasing experience.

Gubagoo’s Virtual Retailing and messaging tools empower dealers to monitor, engage, and connect with consumers in real-time, through chat, text, Messenger, or video conferencing. Providing guided assistance online and offline is key to staying connected to consumers through the buying journey.

“Websites by-and-large are cold and lonely,” said Title. “Consumers need guided assistance without the sales pressure.”

Virtual Retailing 2.0 was previewed to dealerships at the Automotive Analytics and Attribution Summit, hosted by author, speaker, and automotive influencer Brian Pasch. In a recent podcast, Pasch emphasized the importance of being able to serve customers in real-time, rather than “chasing leads” after customers leave the website, as critical to seeing success from digital retailing.

“Our data shows that when you engage and serve customers while they’re in your online showroom, you will sell more cars at a lower cost,” said Pasch.

Many dealerships who have adopted Gubagoo’s Virtual Retailing, or switched from another digital


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The Department of Transportation has taken steps to ensure the rapid deployment of the soon-to-be-available coronavirus vaccines across the country.

Pfizer and Moderna have both submitted requests for emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccines and while the FDA hasn’t approved the vaccines yet, the U.K. became the first to approve the vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, in the U.S., the Department of Transportation is preparing to ensure swift transport of a vaccine. In a press release on Tuesday, the department said “all of its necessary regulatory measures have been taken for the safe, rapid transportation of the coronavirus … vaccine by land and air,” adding that the department is prepared for the “immediate mass shipment” of the vaccine” following the “unprecedented pace of vaccine development through Operation warp Speed.”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in the release that DOT has laid the groundwork for the shipment of the vaccines and “is proud to support this historic endeavor.”

DOT and Operation Warp Speed officials have been coordinating over the past several weeks with private companies that will ship the vaccines from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers and immunization sites, establishing all appropriate safety requirements for potential hazards, including dry ice and lithium batteries.

The department has been working since October to “support the safe and expedited transportation and distribution of approved COVID-19 vaccines,” according to the release. DOT formed the FAA COVID-19 Vaccine Air Transport Team and has been working to “ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials.”

A COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is expected to be approved in the U.S. in the coming weeks and be shipping to states beginning in mid-December.

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The man killed in Monday’s crash involving two vehicles and a bicycle in Ponte Vedra has been identified by his family as 77-year-old Tim O’Brien, a former ABC News correspondent of more than 20 years.

Bicyclist killed in crash identified as longtime ABC News correspondent



O’Brien’s wife, Guadalupe “Petie” O’Brien, said she and her husband bought a home in Northeast Florida after he retired. She said O’Brien loved bicycling and went on rides nearly every day.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was driving north on State Road A1A in the left turn lane at Mickler Road while O’Brien was on the southbound sidewalk on his bicycle. The truck attempted to turn left onto Mickler Road, but collided with a sedan driving south, causing the car to travel off the road and hit O’Brien.

Petie O’Brien said they moved to the area to be closer to Tim O’Brien’s twin brother. She said O’Brien used to lead bicycle tours, and their family would travel around the world to ride with groups of people.

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China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) news for Monday includes new sales numbers of its steering units boosting CAAS stock higher today.

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A news release from China Automotive Systems notes that the company has sold 120,000 steering units so far in 2020. The company also mentions that it expects the total number of units sold during the year to surpass 140,000.

To go along with this news, China Automotive Systems also says that it’s expecting sales of steering units to increase further in 2021. The company’s current guidance is for more than 200,000 steering units to sell during the year.

China Automotive Systems offers its steering units to makers of electric vehicles (EVs) in China. Its customers include Chery Automobile, Beijing Auto, JAC Motors, Dongfeng Auto, and Hozon Auto.

Hanlin Chen, chairman of China Automotive Systems, said the following about the news.

“These sales continue our long trend of providing advanced steering products to the largest automobile manufacturers in China. We are pleased to meet their high requirements for excellent performance and quality. We have shipped a large number of our EPS steering products to Great Wall Motors for their new EV model in 2020, and will continue to ship to them in 2021.”

CAAS stock is experiencing heavy trading following the news. As of this writing, more than 26 million shares of the stock have changed hands. That’s a massive spike compared to its daily average trading volume of just 110,000 shares.

CAAS stock was up 61.1% as of Monday morning and is up 94.6% since the start of the year.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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Nov 27, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware. The analysts forecast the global bicycle tire market to exhibit a CAGR of 2.56% during the period 2019-2024. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global bicycle tire for 2019-2024. To calculate the market size, the report considers the bicycle tire sales volume and revenue.

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  1. Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd. (CST)
  2. Continental AG
  3. Govind Rubber Limited (GRL)
  4. Hartex Rubber Pvt. Ltd. (HRPL)
  5. Hebei Xiemei Rubber Product Co., Ltd.
  6. Hindustan Cycles & Tubes Limited
  7. Hwa Fong Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd.
  8. Innova Rubber Co., Ltd.
  9. Jiangsu Feichi Co., Ltd.
  10. Jiangsu Sanyuan Tire Co., Ltd. (SEYOUN)
  11. Kenda Rubber Industrial Co., Ltd.
  12. Metro Tyres limited
  13. Mitas (Trelleborg Group)
  14. New Dongyue Group Co., Ltd.
  15. Pirelli & C. S.p.A.

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Geographically, the global bicycle tire market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America. This report forecasts revenue growth at a global, regional & country level, and provides an analysis of the market trends in each of the sub-segments from 2019 to 2024.

– North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico, etc.)

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– Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, etc.)

– Middle East & Africa (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, UAE, Israel, South Africa, etc.)

– South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, etc.)

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– Bicycle Tire

– Inner Tube

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– Mountain Bicycles

– Road Bicycles

– Hybrid Bicycles

– Youth Bicycles

– E-bicycles

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The virtual gatherings quickly morphed into a way for workers to get to know their executive chairman in a new way. Many ended with casual Q&A sessions in which employees would ask about books or other trinkets in the background. Ford and other top executives have continued to host the town halls on a regular basis as employees continue to work remotely.

“I love doing that, although I don’t love the circumstances that spawned that,” Ford said. “I get so energized when I’m with our people. To me, the weekly town halls were a highlight during a really tough period.”

Another highlight? Witnessing employees step up to manufacture masks, gowns, ventilators and respirators as part of a pivot to personal protective equipment known internally as “Project Apollo.”

Ford personally toured the plants making the medical equipment.

“I remember one person saying to me he had always regretted he hadn’t served in the military and this was his opportunity to give back,” he said.

“There was another lady whose mom was a Rosie the Riveter and this was her way to give back. Another lady was telling me her daughter was a front-line nurse and she felt by doing this she was just basically trying to keep up with her daughter in terms of doing her part. It was really heartwarming.”

The company’s work culminated in a May visit from President Donald Trump to its Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Mich. While most of the headlines centered around whether the president would wear a mask — he briefly donned one during a private tour before taking it off during the public portion — Ford said it was a proud moment he’ll remember fondly.

“One thing I reminded all our employees about on that day — look, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s an honor to have the president of the United States come thank you for everything you’ve done for the country,” he said. “I felt really great about Ford that day.”

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Update, Saturday 11:25 a.m.: Police in Bartlesville identified the man shot by officers as 25-year-old Tyler Scott Thomas Rollins. A news release indicates that Rollins is listed in what has been described as stable condition at a Tulsa hospital.  

The story as it appeared in Saturday’s print version is below. 

Bartlesville police officers shot a man Friday evening after he reportedly pulled a gun while fleeing on foot.

The shooting happened about 7 p.m. Friday near the Casey’s General Store at the intersection of Madison and Adams boulevards, according to a news release from the Bartlesville Police Department.

Officers made contact with a man reportedly wanted on two felony warrants at the convenience store’s gas pumps and observed him in a black Ford Edge reported stolen Thursday. As officers approached, the man fled on foot and during the foot chase pulled a firearm on the two pursuing officers, according to a news release.

Both officers shot the suspect, who was taken to a Bartlesville hospital before being transferred to St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa. No information was available Friday night on his condition.

Neither the man nor officers who shot him have been identified as of Friday night, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation, according to a news release.

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