FJ Reitz High School Boosters Plan Two 100th Anniversary Events

first_imgFJ Reitz High School Big Blue Boosters continues its leadership of the school’s historic 100th anniversary commemoration.  This winter two events are planned.On Tuesday, February 15, at Willard Library Conference Room, from 6 until 7:45 pm, Boosters are hosting a panel discussion on integration at FJ Reitz.  The period covered will be the 1950s through the mid 1980s with personal reflection.  Moderator will be retired educator Patricia Wisdom. Audience comment time is allowed.  The event is free, but hosts request registration through Facebook.Events. Saturday, March 16, in FJ Reitz Big Blue Boosters will host a 100th anniversary Re-dedication Brunch in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 10 am.  Brunch is served at 10:30, priced at $12.  History tours of the school will be offered and an exhibit of memorabilia.  Retired teachers are especially sought and encouraged to attend.  The event is ADA accessible. Tickets can be obtained by calling Ann Ennis at 812 483-5671.Big Blue Boosters is a 35-year-old non-profit supporting extracurricular activities at FJ Reitz High School.  In the last 10 years alone the group has raised and donated more than a quarter million dollars for student programs and teams. Since 2015, Big Blue has assumed a mantle of leadership for the school’s 2018-2019 100th anniversary events and fund campaign. For information on the Century Campaign and Big Blue Boosters, see www.fjreitzbigblueboosters.orgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BMW Board Member Defends Diesel Calls Electric Car Hype Irrational

Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 14, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Above: The “d” stands for diesel but don’t hold your breath for an all-electric BMW 3 series (Image: Todd Bianco)When asked, Frölich did not commit to a fully electric 3 series in BMW’s future. While disregarding Europe and the United States, Frölich acknowledges, “Perhaps in China, [the] customer [would] need to have 3 Series as battery electric vehicle, I don’t know.” Instead he said the upcoming i4 would fill that gap. He describes the i4 as “a 3 Series-class four-door coupe. This car will be ICE plus PHEV.”When the conversation turned to diesel, Frölich explains, “every politician sees only one solution – diesel bashing.” In contrast, Frölich claims he’s “very optimistic” about the future of diesel engines. He adds, “From a CO2 and customer perspective, a modern diesel is a very good solution… We have, I think, more or less the best diesels.”.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Above: Earlier this year, BMW’s headquarters were raided by German prosecutors as part of the dieselgate investigation* (Youtube: Wochit News)And while Elon Musk envisions autonomous vehicles in the near future, BMW’s R&D boss remains hesitant. In a not-so-subtle nod to the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Frölich concludes, “Autonomous driving is not easy. A Mars mission I call it.”===Source: Go Auto; *Editor’s Note: According to Fortune, after German prosecutors raided BMW’s headquarters, the company was fined €10 million as 7,600 BMW vehicles were found to have been “accidentally” outfitted with diesel emission manipulation devices and implicated in Germany’s ongoing Dieselgate scandal. BMW is also being investigated as part of Germany’s automaker cartel allegations. Nevertheless, their transgressions pale in comparison to the actions of Volkswagen.*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here. Above: BMW’s i4 concept car (Image: InsideEVs)Regardless of market penetration from electric vehicle automaker Tesla, Frölich still forecasts a gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine future. He said, “I think the discussion about electro-mobility is a little bit irrational… the world – Russia, Australia, a large portion of the world – they will have combustion engines for a very long time.”Frölich notes that his “very optimistic scenario” assumes 15% of BMW’s cars going all-electric by 2030. In turn, he sees another 15% as plug-in hybrids — complete with combustion engines which, of course, still require fossil fuels. Therefore, he says, “I have 85 per cent in my portfolio in 2030 with a combustion engine.” Source: Electric Vehicle News BMW BOARD MEMBER SAYS ELECTRIC VEHICLE HYPE IS ‘IRRATIONAL’ AND DEFENDS DIESELBMW board member in charge of development Klaus Frölich,  recently opened up about the company’s “nightmare” related to electric vehicles — he contends EV costs will “never” get to a level commensurate with the internal combustion engine. Tim Nicholson (via Go Auto) delved a bit deeper with Frölich at this year’s Paris Motor Show. In the interview, Frölich provides his thoughts surrounding the future of electric vehicles, diesel, and self-driving cars.*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Matt Pressman. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs.Check Out These Stories: BMW Exec On Tesla’s Sale Ramp: It’s Putting Pressure On Segment BMW Exec: 85% Of Our Cars Will Still Have Engine In 2030 BMW Board Member Talks About Electric Car Cost Nightmare read more