ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s latest revision of taxes on cars has triggered price rises across the board, except for totally electric-powered smaller vehicles, but hardly any were cleared Tuesday , two days after the new rates kicked in. After days of confusion about what is going up and what is coming down, official figures showed that petrol-driven small cars were also going up, with the exception of hybrid 660cc Suzuki cars. "I have a Suzuki Stingray at the port, but customs have still not told me what the applicable duty is," an importer said. According to figures released by Customs, the duty on a Nissan LEAF electric car will be down by about one million rupees, while duty on petrol-engine cars go up by about 37 per cent. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told reporters in Colombo that the new car taxes were aimed at discouraging imports "until the road network improved." He said there were two reaons for the latest tax revision and that high rates will prevail for the foreseeable future. The duty applicable on cars over 1,500 cc goes by more than double. "Today, if you get your vehicle on the road, you spend hours stuck in traffic. Until we improve the road network, we need to discourage any further imports." ‘The second issue is the number of vehicles that has flooded our roads last year. About 90,100 cars were imported last year compared to 45,000 in 2014. We need to reduce imports and ensure revenue at the same time ."
Next, we make the tag_relation table. As mentioned before, Phinx creates an auto-incrementing primary key called id , which is why we need to disable it in the table’s initial definition. In the very same line, we define an alternative primary key consisting of tag_id , entity_id and entity_type . This makes sure that a given entity can only have one copy of a single tag attached to it. Adding columns proceeds as usual, and then it’s time to create indexes again. The tag_id one lets us quickly find all entities with a given tag, and the combination of entity_id and entity_type lets us quickly list all the tags on a given entity.
From a diagnostic perspective, there is not much that can go wrong on the mechanical side. However, the electronic side is another matter. This system uses a lot of bandwidth on the CAN bus. Later models moved the Dynamic Drive and Electronic Dampener Control systems to a Flex Ray serial data bus. If you see a large number of communication codes in other models, this could impact the operation of the ride control system due to loss of information that the system needs to operate.
Junior Suites on Navigator of the Seas include minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Some have sofa beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.
An update to the Android Auto phone app coming later this year will enable the full Android Auto experience right on the phone itself, without needing to be plugged into a compatible car. The idea is that you could snap your phone into a dash-mounted cradle of some sort — which many of us do already — and just load up the Android Auto app for navigation and infotainment rather than relying on an in-dash display. (This is particularly practical now that many phones have huge displays themselves.) Like the in-dash Android Auto experience, the on-phone UI is simplified and voice-centric, keeping driver distraction to a minimum.
Real Racing 3’s freemium aspects caused some protests when it came out in 2013, but the game has been evolving nicely over the past three years while taming some of those early, aggressive prompts to pay. It looks fantastic, runs like a dream, and offers considerable depth as you unlock and upgrade cars while moving through its competitions. Here, too, online multiplayer is a big draw.
This MK3 Toyota Supra Turbo , in stock trim, is quite formidable on its own. It also shares the same basic platform as the younger Supra in all the ways that matter. Turbocharged 3.0 liter inline 6 engine ? Check. Ridiculously overbuilt manual gearbox? Check. Insane power handling capability and lots of aftermarket support? Check and double check. While this car doesn’t share the MKIV’s more contemporary aesthetic flair, it has a stuck-in-the-80s charm that is more nostalgia machine than it is forward-thinking science project.
Comments: Buyer is based out of Irvine, California, 949-852-0700, with Rodney F. Emery as CEO & Ella Shaw Neyland as president. Seller can be reached at Aukum Management LLC, Jason M. Fuchs, 415-408-7447, or Linton Young Sr., 415-408-7446. Seller renovated the property in June 2011, shortly after closing for $15.6M. The renovations included new appliances, flooring, paint, hardware, countertops, electrical fixtures and kitchens. Seller also installed washer and dryers for each unit. This transaction was negotiated by ARA Newmark. The nine studio units contains 535 sf @ rents of $827 to $905 per month, or $1.65 per sf; The 99 one-bedroom units contain 654 sf and rent for $881 to $970 per month; the 109 two-bedroom/1.75-baths contains 928 sf and rent for $1,083 to $1,180 per month. The higher range of the rental rates are those units that have been renovated. The average rental rate is $1.32 per sf with the average size unit 787 sf. There are 131 units that are fully renovated. There are 40 carports and 275 open parking spaces. The projected expenses for the units are $4,188 per door plus capital reserves.
The latest version of BMW’s classic boxer tourer–the R 1200 RT–gets Automatic Stability Control and two riding modes. The seating position has a lower the center of gravity that the last air-cooled RT, making it easier to reach the ground at stops. Plus, the instrument cluster uses a 5.7-inch TFT color display.
Lynda Nelson’s phone started buzzing that day with an email alert from the dealership’s software system. Nelson is director of customer affairs at OC Auto Team in Tustin, Calif., which owns Huntington Beach Mazda in Huntington Beach, Calif., and two stores in Tustin. She gets an alert every time a customer posts a review on Google, Yelp or DealerRater.