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Montepio hires Bison Bank to sell Groundforce



Montepio hires Bison Bank to sell Groundforce

According to Nasser before SOL, Montepio hired a financial intermediary to sell his shares in Groundforce, vacating the bank’s debt collection department led by Pedro Leitau. The Chinese investment bank Bison Bank (which received the banking license Banif – Banco de Investimento) has in its hands the organization of the auction of Groundforce shares owned by businessman Alfredo Casimiro, which are pledged. Our newspaper knows that the investment bank has already received optional offers for 50.1% of the shares.

This is a race against time, as the Minister of Infrastructure gave parliamentary assurances this week that he is convinced of the imminent sale of shares and, as a result, Alfredo Casimiro’s departure from the control of the operator. “We are monitoring and expecting that the selling process by those who have the right to sell will be completed successfully, and this will mean the emergence of a partner with the financial capabilities so that we can start a stable life,” said Pedro Nuno Santos. adding that “if Montepio fails to sell, the government or TAP will find a solution.”

And he recalled that the government was working on a solution and that it was only “suspended to allow for the sale process,” which has not happened so far.

The government official also clarified that he did not push for the nationalization of Groundforce, as he did with Efacec, to avoid the “risk of litigation,” given the complexity of these processes, which could lead to compensation.

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Suspended strike, but not for everyone

Following chaos over the weekend over a strike by ground forces that resulted in the cancellation of more than 600 flights and affected thousands of passengers, a situation that has led Pedro Nuno Santos to consider it unfair to blame TAP for the workers’ strike. and to the President of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation, speaking of a “dramatic” event – the Airport Technicians’ Union (STHA) canceled a strike scheduled for July 31, August 1 and 2.

The decision came after a compromise was found with the government, which ensures that vacation pay and premiums are paid before July salaries are processed to all employees in the company.

It should be recalled that this Wednesday, the Ministry of Infrastructure announced that TAP will pay directly to the workers of the transshipment company the amount corresponding to vacation and overdue years, “without the consent or consent of those who control the ground forces.” …

But despite the fact that STHA went on strike, other union structures will continue to suspend. “STTAMP and STAMA will maintain strike advance notices for Groundforce until the actual payout date, as the two unions have already reached a vacation pay agreement in the recent past, with the same denied by Alfredo Casimiro, who despite the inevitable shareholder structure change , is still the chairman of the board of directors today, ”the statement said.

The ANA executive president also said that the situation at the airports over the weekend could not be repeated and deemed it impossible to postpone the revocation of the occupation license any longer. “We are aware of the great difficulties faced by workers, but this situation [vividas no passado fim de semana] it cannot be repeated, otherwise, in this context of instability, many companies that will need an operation this summer to survive will face the same difficulties, ”said Thierry Ligonier.

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We are talking about the revocation of the hosting license from Groundforce, which claims that the service company owes 769.6 thousand euros in hosting fees. In this draft resolution of the ANA executive committee, the group clarifies that, as the concessionaire to the airport’s public service, it is responsible for “licensing the occupation and implementation of activities and services in the airport domain assets included in the concession scope.” As well as all acts that relate to “enforcement , changes and revocation of licenses ”.

Why is this influence?

Since TAP is a shareholder in Groundforce, the airline will inevitably use the company to provide maintenance services. In fact, to minimize the impact of the shutdown last weekend, the airline clarified that the passenger can request travel compensation.

If the ticket has already been purchased from a travel agency, TAP advises you to contact them. However, if you still do not know where the baggage is and the final destination is not Lisbon or Porto, and if you do not already have a baggage compartment number, TAP will ask you to go to the airline’s website.

But Groudforce isn’t the only one operating at national airports. Portway, the result of a joint venture between Fraport AG and ANA, Aeroportos de Portugal, also provides cargo handling services in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal and Beja, with more than 80 airlines as its customers, with a focus on low-cost fares. companies. This meant that the stop did not affect passengers with flights booked for these companies.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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