PUBLISHED: 09:42 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 24 July 2018 Conor Matchett Police were called to the port area. Picture: Archant A man has been charged with assault by police after an incident in a Suffolk town. Tomas Venkus, 33, of Winnipeg Road in Lowestoft, was charged with two counts of assault. He was released on bail to appear before Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on August 8.The charge follows an incident where a man on London Road North had picked up a young girl before putting her down after being shouted at by her mother on Saturday, July 21.This came after a similar incident when another child was picked up by the man and put down once challenged. … [Read more...] about Man charged after two children picked up without consent
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader WorldViews by Amanda Erickson by Amanda Erickson Email the author May 20 at 3:21 PM Email the author A woman holds a placard on Nov. 14 in Paris that says “Here in France, the law protects rapists and pedophiles” as part of a push for lawmakers to set a minimum legal age for sexual consent. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images) Men who whistle and catcall women on the streets of France may soon face stiff punishment. On Wednesday, lawmakers in the National Assembly — France's lower house of Parliament — passed measures to curb sexual violence. Among them: People caught harassing women … [Read more...] about France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent
Lauren Atkins has had to repeat the story of the worst night of her life so many times that she can now tell it in three sentences. So, when an Oklahoma legislator asked Lauren to share it at a recent committee hearing, she was nervous but prepared. She went to a party last spring; she was incapacitated and a boy at the party told her friends he would take care of her. After she finished throwing up, she recounts, he helped her onto a bed and raped her. "The word rape is hard for some people to hear," Atkins says, "but I feel like me saying it is what actually catches their ear."Stacey Wright, a legislative activist who helped write the bill, heard about Atkins' story and asked her to help shape this new legislation. The 18-year-old got involved because she believes that consent education could have drastically changed that night for her. "I really don't think he did this to be a terrible human being," she says. "He didn't know that this wasn't allowed." Wright hosted Atkins and newly … [Read more...] about Teaching consent: Could Oklahoma lead a new wave in sex education?
Carmakers are lining up to devour a buffet of data cooked up by consumers using their sensor-laden vehicles. Some connected-car data is already being monetized, or bought and sold, but according to an October 2017 report by market-research firm Frost & Sullivan, only about 15 percent of the connected car’s potential “use cases” are being harvested. There is still a whole mess of potential options, such as municipalities keen on making smart cities, fleet-management companies looking to improve efficiency, and, of course, advertisers drooling over captive audiences.The sheer value of the amount of data expected to be flowing, and subsequent revenue opportunities for a whole range of players, has prompted some industry observers to wonder whether car buyers might get some kind of compensation—royalties or potential discounts on vehicle purchases, for example—in exchange for signing over their data. So far, such comments have been meant more to … [Read more...] about Connected Cars Serve Up a Feast of Consumer Data, But Who Will Benefit?
With the much-needed support and push from the Government to produce electric vehicles, many two-wheeler giants are entering the electric mobility space in the country these days. Not only that, the new space has also given birth to many new manufacturers and start-ups.One such startup known as Twenty Two Motors has launched its first ever electric scooter, the Flow, with an aim to make it big in this fast-growing segment. Showcased last year in Delhi, the Flow has been launched at Rs 74,740, and gets a host segment-first features.For instance, it is connected to the company’s cloud-based system 24x7 and can be linked to a smartphone as well. There is also fewer chances of theft as the owner will be able to remotely track the vehicle through its built-in geofencing feature. In fact, the owner can even turn off the power supply and shut the scooter down via a mobile app if the scooter has crossed the set geographical boundaries without consent. Another handy feature is altering … [Read more...] about Twenty Two Motors Flow Launched At Rs 74,740 At Auto Expo 2018
The 1930s were a time of extremes. With much of the American population living in poverty due to the Great Depression, the extremely wealthy still existed in small amounts. The owner of this week’s Want found himself in the latter category — at least for a time.William Randolph Hearst made a name for himself throughout the late 19th to early 20th century. Known for building a media empire and as a notable politician, Hearst was among the richest men in the world during his time. That is until he nearly went bankrupt in the mid-’30s due to poor money management.During his time of wealth, Hearst was all about the extravagant. From fine art to a lavish castle in San Simeon, California, he had it all. All one needs to do is watch Citizen Kane to get an idea of how Hearst was. While Hearst was at the 1930 Paris Auto Salon, his mistress — famed actress Marion Davies — saw the Model J on display. Not wanting to disappoint her, Hearst bought the vehicle and … [Read more...] about The Gorgeous Duesenberg Model J of William Randolph Hearst Heads to Auction
Here’s another blow to the embattled diesel engine. Reports have emerged about experiments that exposed people and monkeys to diesel fumes. The research was backed by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), a lobby group set up by Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Bosch.The New York Times reported that in 2014, a lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico conducted an experiment where 10 cynomolgus macaque monkeys inhaled fumes from a diesel Volkswagen Beetle (later found out to have been rigged with a ‘defeat device’ in Dieselgate) while watching cartoons for entertainment. It said that German automakers had financed the study via EUGT in an attempt to prove that diesel vehicles with the latest technology were cleaner than old smoky ones. It was also meant to be a rebuttal to a 2012 finding by the World Health Organization that had classified diesel fumes as a carcinogen.This has now come to light because of disclosures in a lawsuit … [Read more...] about German carmakers tested diesel fumes effect on people and monkeys, via academic research – reports
Bipartisan legislation to “promote the safe development of autonomous vehicles” is currently being held up by a trio of Democrats, according to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune. While much of Congress is hoping to push the AV START Act through, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and two colleagues have blocked unanimous consent — stalling the bill’s swift progress by forcing a floor vote. Thune, who sponsors Senate Bill 1,885, told reporters he hoped Feinstein and the other Democrats would see the light. “We could save a lot of lives,” Thune said, adding that 94 percent of car crashes are caused by human error. “It is cutting-edge technology, transformational in terms of the economy.” However, the opposition isn’t convinced autonomous vehicles are at a point where it’s safe to roll them out en masse on public roads. The AV START Act would permit automakers to each sell up to tens of thousands … [Read more...] about Senate Fumbles With Self-driving Legislation
Electric vehicles seem to be the flavour for the 2018 Auto Expo. With the Government’s push for electric vehicles, many mainstream two-wheeler manufacturers have announced their plans for entering the electric mobility space. It has also given rise to many new brands entering the fray as no particular manufacturer has cracked this segment yet. One such start-up is Twenty Two Motors. It had showcased its first offering, the Flow in Delhi last year. And now, company officials have confirmed that the new Twenty Two Flow will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. The new electric scooter is likely to be priced between Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000, and will get a plethora of segment-first features. For instance, it is connected round-the-clock to Twenty Two’s cloud-based system and can also be linked to a smartphone. Riders also have the option of remotely tracking the vehicle through the in-built Geo-fencing … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo – Twenty Two Motors To Launch Flow
WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants, with Chief Justice John Roberts referencing the shiny red Ferrari taken for a joyride in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to make a serious legal point.The justices heard arguments in two cases in which convicted defendants are seeking to have key evidence against them thrown out because it was obtained by police officers through vehicle searches conducted without a court-issued warrant.One case involved a stolen motorcycle that was covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property next to a house in Charlottesville, Virginia. The other involved a rental car stopped by police in Pennsylvania — driven by a man who was not named on the agreement with the rental agency — in which heroin was found.At issue is whether police in the two cases violated the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which protects against … [Read more...] about Chief justice invokes ‘Ferris Bueller’ Ferrari in Supreme Court car case