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Elderly 'coronavirus victim' struggling to breathe when nurse saved him from car crash has died - Daily Mail

A 73-year-old man has died from coronavirus after being taken to the hospital by a mental health nurse, whose car he crashed into while making a desperate attempt to get food following ten days in isolation.

The elderly man, who has not been named, was delirious and grey-faced when he bumped cars with Lucy Duncan, 24, a mental health nurse from Atherton, Lancashire, on Thursday evening.   

Sweating from the symptoms of coronavirus the man told Ms Duncan that he had not eaten for ten days and believed he had the virus, grabbing her arm for support as she tended to him.

The elderly man, who has not been named, was delirious when he bumped cars with Lucy Duncan, 24, (pictured) a mental health nurse from Atherton, Lancashire, on Thursday evening

Ms Duncan, who had just finished a 12 hour shift at the North West Boroughs NHS Trust and did not have full protective equipment, called an ambulance and stayed with the man for five hours as he taken to the resuscitation fighting for breath. 

During lucid moments, he told her he had no family apart from a son who he had not spoken to for years and that he had not eaten for up to ten days due to self-isolating.  

The kindhearted nurse is now attempting to trace the man's son believed to be in Milton Keynes, who the elderly gentleman had asked her to trace before his death.  

Lucy had been driving her Fiat 500X home from Wigan Infirmary at about 7.45pm on Thursday night (26 March) when she spotted a red Vauxhall Corsa coming in the opposite direction.

Lucy said: 'I could see he was veering onto the wrong side of the road and then, as we passed, the front end of his car hit the side of mine.

Lucy had been driving her Fiat 500X home from Wigan Infirmary at about 7.45pm on Thursday night (26 March) when she collided with the gentleman's red Vauxhall Corsa

'I wasn't hurt, only shocked. I turned the car round and thought that he had pulled over too, but actually he was driving very slowly.

'I followed and he turned down School Street and came to a stop.

'It was dark at the back of houses and I suppose I should have been more careful but the adrenaline was going and as I approached the car I could see that he was an elderly man.'

Lucy offered to help the stricken pensioner, who she said was 'grey and streaming with sweat'.

She added: 'He was in poor shape. He was also struggling to speak and breathe. He grabbed my arms and I leaned in to him and he said 'I'm sorry but I think I have coronavirus'.

'He was really confused and drifting in and out of consciousness.

'When he was alert he seemed more concerned for the car damage and reassured me that he had comprehensive insurance.

'I told him I was more worried about him than the cars and that he needed an ambulance. I went to my car and luckily had a mask with me but no further personal protection equipment.

'He had gone out in his car to get some food and essentials, as he knew he would die without them. He said he didn't trust other people as there were a lot of horrible people in the world.'

Paramedics arrived and took the man to hospital with Lucy following in her car.

She stayed there for several hours while he underwent various tests including one which showed that his lungs were only working at 50 per cent capacity.

Following his death Lucy told the BBC: 'He asked me if I would help him get in touch with his son... it is going to be something I am going to try my hardest to do for him,' she explained.

He was 'almost surprised when I kept going back to him [in the hospital]'.

'His eyes lit up every time I went back and held his hand. It was amazing to be part of his life.' 

Lucy is now self-isolating for the next fortnight which has meant her mum, brother and his girlfriend have had to move out of the family home.

She shared the tragic story on Facebook in a post that has been shared more than 30,000 times and received more than 125,000 likes.

Thousands of well-wishers told Lucy she is a 'hero' for what she did off-duty. 

Lucy said she was 'overwhelmed' by the response and added: 'What people have said has been wonderful and I have cried.

'But really I can't think anyone else would have done any different if they had been in my situation.' 

Simon Barber, Chief Executive at North West Boroughs Healthcare, said: 'Lucy's story is absolutely fantastic. It brought a tear to my eye.

'I spoke to her earlier to say a massive thank you and well done in person and she really is the most genuinely caring person.

'I'm not surprised she's been overwhelmed by all the messages of support - it's pretty incredible how much attention her social media post has attracted.

'I and the rest of North West Boroughs Healthcare are so very proud of Lucy's quick-thinking and selfless actions to help someone in need.

'She is everything we could possibly want our staff to be.'


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Automotive Turbocharger Market Revenue to Surpass USD 27B by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc. - Yahoo Finance

Prominent automotive turbocharger market players include Banks Power, BorgWarner, BMTS Technology, Cimos D.D., Cummins Inc., Honeywell International Inc., IHI Corporation, Linamar Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Montupet, Precision Turbo & Engine, Rotomaster, The Turbo Engineers GmbH, Turbo Energy Pvt Ltd, Turbonetics Inc., and Magnum Performance Turbos.

SELBYVILLE, Del., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest report, "Automotive Turbocharger Market by Vehicle (PCV, LCV, HCV), Technology (VGT/VNT, Wastegate, Twin Turbo), Fuel (Gasoline, Diesel), Distribution Channel (OEM, Aftermarket), Regional Outlook, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2026", by Global Market Insights, Inc., the market valuation of automotive turbochargers will cross $27 billion by 2026.

The automotive turbocharger market growth is attributed to steadily rising demand for fuel-efficient engines in heavy-duty, light-duty, and passenger vehicles. Turbochargers in vehicle engines are aiding heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers to effectively reduce harmful emissions and offer enhanced power output.

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The demand for turbocharger systems is increasing in light commercial vehicles to improve their power and fuel efficiency. Several LCV manufacturers are integrating these systems to vehicles to cater to the increasing consumer demand for high-performance trucks and vans, fueling the market size.

Growing demand for wastegate technology in the automotive turbocharger market is due to its simple design and application in automobile engines. Wastegate technology aids in protecting the turbocharger and engine from damage due to excessive boost pressure from the turbine. Engine component providers are focusing on developing new wastegate technologies to improve turbocharger safety.

The gasoline turbocharger segment is set to grow substantially during the forecast timeline, owing to the increased adoption of gasoline engines by car manufacturers. Turbo systems in gasoline engines function at high RPMs and require small combustion chambers, promoting engine downsizing in passenger cars.

The OEMs will dominate the market revenue share from 2020 to 2026 due to the presence of numerous established players in the automotive turbocharger market. Automobile manufacturers rely on OEMs for the supply of crucial engine components, such as turbochargers, for all categories of vehicles. Increasing the production of fuel-efficient engines with enhanced power output will fuel market growth.

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The European automotive turbocharger market size will exhibit rapid growth till 2026, driven by the presence of several established automobile manufacturers, such as BMW, Audi, and Daimler, in the region. These players are focusing on integrating advanced turbocharger systems into vehicles to enhance drivability and engine performance.

Stringent government regulations across European countries to reduce carbon and nitrous oxide emissions through vehicle exhaust are driving market growth. In April 2019, the European Parliament formally adopted new CO2 emission standards for passenger cars and vans.

Some major findings of the automotive turbocharger market report include:

With the rapidly changing technology landscape in the automotive industry, many automobile manufacturers are focusing on leveraging the benefits of automotive turbochargers to accelerate engine performance and increase fuel efficiency. 

The growing importance of low-emission engines in vehicles to comply with stringent government regulations will create a positive outlook for the automotive turbocharger market revenue. 

Automotive turbochargers are aiding vehicles operating at high altitude conditions to boost engine performance. 

VGT/VNT technologies are increasing the adoption of turbochargers in passenger cars by providing flexible aspect ratio to enhance engine performance at variable speeds by alternating the turbine geometry. 

Some of the leading market players are Banks Power, BorgWarner, BMTS Technology, Cimos D.D., Cummins Inc., Honeywell International Inc., IHI Corporation, Linamar Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Montupet, Precision Turbo & Engine, Rotomaster, The Turbo Engineers GmbH, Turbo Energy Pvt Ltd, Turbonetics Inc., and Magnum Performance Turbos. 

Automotive turbocharger manufacturers are focusing on strategic collaborations to expand their product portfolio and geographical presence.

Table of Contents (ToC) of the report:

Chapter 3.   Automotive Turbocharger Market Insights

3.1.  Industry segmentation

3.2.  Industry landscape, 2015 – 2026

3.3.  Industry ecosystem analysis

3.3.1. Component suppliers

3.3.2. Manufacturers

3.3.3. Software & technology providers

3.3.4. System integrators

3.3.5. Distribution channel analysis

3.3.6. End-use landscape

3.3.7. Vendor matrix

3.4.  Comparison of turbo engine and non-turbo engine

3.5.  Pricing analysis, 2019

3.5.1. Pricing analysis, by region    North America    Europe    Asia Pacific    Latin America    MEA

3.6.  Cost structure analysis, 2019

3.6.1. Manufacturing cost

3.6.2. Labor cost

3.6.3. Others

3.7.  Technology & innovation landscape

3.7.1. Engine downsizing

3.7.2. Electric turbocharger system

3.8.  Regulatory landscape

3.9.  Industry impact forces

3.9.1. Growth drivers

3.9.2. Industry pitfalls & challenges

3.10.    Growth potential analysis

3.11.     Porter's analysis

3.11.1.  Supplier power

3.11.2.  Buyer power

3.11.3.  Threat of new entrants

3.11.4.  Threat of substitutes

3.11.5.  Internal rivalry

3.12.    Competitive landscape, 2019

3.12.1.  Company market share analysis, 2019

3.12.2.  Strategy dashboard (New product development, M&A, R&D, Investment landscape)

3.13.    PESTEL analysis

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Over 40 diesel cars, SUVs to go off road in April - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Come April anddieselversions of over 40 cars and SUVs will be phased out from the market as companies shift their focus completely to petrol models and cleaner CNG and electric versions, with the onset of the BS6 emission norms era.
The move comes at a time when dealerships are stretched due to closures related to thecoronavirusoutbreak, and there is not much hope to clear the idle BS4 inventory by the March 31 deadline after the national lockdown was ordered. The petition of dealers and some companies to give them more time to dispose of the BS4 inventory has already been dealt with by the Supreme Court, and they have been given permission to only sell 10% of the pending stock.
Many companies have decided to move out diesel versions from their line-up as they would have required heavy investments to upgrade to the stricter emission standard, and thus would become highly expensive for consumers. The diesel models to move out include popular ones such as Maruti’s Brezza mini SUV and Dzire entry sedan, Renault’s Duster, Skoda’s Octavia, Maruti’s Swift, Volkswagen’s Polo and Audi’s Q3 and Q5 SUVs.

“Of the 86 diesel models currently selling in the country, a total of 42 will be discontinued, including seven from Maruti,” Shashank Srivastava, director (marketing & sales) at the country’s biggest carmakerMaruti Suzuki, told TOI.
Justifying the move, companies said higher upgrade costs would mean that consumers will no longer be open to buying diesels. The theory gains more strength as the gap between the fuel prices of petrol and diesel has come down significantly, taking some of the sheen off the diesel variants. Also, with diesel vehicles carrying a life-span of 10 years against 15 years for petrol models in markets such as Delhi-NCR, many consumers tend to opt for the latter.
Maruti was among the first ones to announce their intention to move out of the diesel segment around one year ago. “In small cars, the cost of upgrading diesel engines to BS6 standards will be substantial. With the price increase, these vehicles will become unviable for customers. We will completely stop selling diesel vehicles from April next year,” Maruti chairman R C Bhargava had said.
Maruti’s move has been followed by others such as Renault, Nissan, Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi, even though many others are yet to give up on diesels. Those still betting on diesel includeHyundaiand group company Kia,Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Toyota, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz. Srivastava said the share of diesel will progressively come down as buyers are increasingly opting for petrols, even in the SUV segment where diesel had held a strong sway. The trend gets clearer when one looks at the falling share of diesels in SUVs, hatchbacks and sedans.

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Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts - Redmond Register

Shares of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $94.86.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on GPI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Group 1 Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday, March 24th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Group 1 Automotive from $130.00 to $119.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on shares of Group 1 Automotive from $120.00 to $89.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 11th. Stephens dropped their price target on shares of Group 1 Automotive from $115.00 to $82.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Benchmark dropped their price target on shares of Group 1 Automotive from $127.00 to $100.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 23rd.

Shares of NYSE:GPI opened at $46.37 on Monday. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $77.64 and a 200-day simple moving average of $92.55. Group 1 Automotive has a one year low of $26.25 and a one year high of $110.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 1.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $942.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.97, a PEG ratio of 2.96 and a beta of 1.76.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 5th. The company reported $3.01 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.71 by $0.30. Group 1 Automotive had a net margin of 1.43% and a return on equity of 17.00%. The business had revenue of $3.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.02 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.31 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that Group 1 Automotive will post 8.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. This is a positive change from Group 1 Automotive’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 28th. Group 1 Automotive’s payout ratio is 10.98%.

In other Group 1 Automotive news, CEO Earl J. Hesterberg sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.71, for a total transaction of $533,550.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 145,575 shares in the company, valued at $15,534,308.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 6.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Gradient Investments LLC acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the fourth quarter worth about $28,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the fourth quarter worth about $33,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the third quarter worth about $34,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the fourth quarter worth about $39,000. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Group 1 Automotive in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $42,000.

About Group 1 Automotive

Group 1 Automotive, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. The company sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts, as well as service insurance contracts; arranges related vehicle financing; and offers automotive maintenance and repair services. It has operations primarily in the metropolitan areas in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; 32 towns in the United Kingdom; and metropolitan markets in the states of Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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Global Automotive Marketing Software Market worth $xx billion by 2024 : SpinCar,, Friendemic, PureCars, Outsell, CDK Global - Skyline Gazette

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