TYRONE were by far the most impressive of the Super 8 teams over the first weekend of action. Their running power was very impressive and while Roscommon allowed them too much time and space, it turned out to be the perfect opportunity to prepare for the imminent arrival of Dublin to Healy Park. You have to suspect that Tyrone's players and management are still hurting from last season. The criticism they received after their mauling by Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final last term was massive, yet it could well turn out to have been a watershed moment for them, in the same way as their defeat to Sligo all the way back in 2002 galvanised them for a run to a maiden Sam Maguire in 2003.It is getting increasingly difficult to make the argument that Tyrone lack the scoring prowess to rival the other main contenders.Richie Donnelly and Connor McAliskey have found excellent form at just the right time and the Red Hands appear to be able to call on scores from positions all over the field. … [Read more...] about Danny Hughes: It’s hard to question Tyrone’s scoring prowess
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LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will hear on Tuesday if a bid to overturn a ruling stripping it of its licence to operate in London, its biggest European market, has succeeded after it said its corporate culture and practice had changed. The taxi-hailing app overhauled its policies and personnel in Britain after Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew its licence in September for failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. While the appeal process is ongoing, Uber can continue to operate in the city, and Tuesday’s decision can also be appealed, meaning the whole legal process could take years. With backers including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock and valued at more than $70 billion (52.70 billion pounds), Uber has faced protests, bans and restrictions around the world as it challenges traditional taxi operators, angering some unions. Uber, which has about 45,000 drivers in London, introduced several new initiatives in response … [Read more...] about Uber to learn London licence fate with judge’s ruling on Tuesday
PUBLISHED: 14:58 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 21 May 2018 Andy Warren Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard is thought to have been interviewed for the Ipswich Town managerial vacancy. Picture: PA PA Archive/PA Images Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard said to have been interviewed for the Ipswich Town manager’s job. ANDY WARREN runs him through Marcus Evans’ five-point plan. Lampardis married to television presenter Christine Bleakley and are expecting their first child together. Picture: PA Attractive playing style Owner Marcus Evans has stressed he wants his sides to entertain... and Lampard certainly did that during his illustrious playing career. While we have yet to see his playing philosophy on the pitch in a management sense, you would expect to see a similar style to the one which saw him win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League. He scored more than 300 goals during his career for club and … [Read more...] about Lampard is in the running for the Ipswich Town manager’s job… but how does he fit Evans’ five-point plan?
YOUR future motor could be controlled by insurance companies - and it's for your own good. Experts reckon that driverless cars would be made safer by letting insurers set speeds and routes. Risk assessment algorithms that help set policy prices could be used to steer cars away from upcoming accidents, professors claim. Handing over control to insurers could mean autonomous vehicles are ready for sale sooner, too, according to a report by the MIT Technology Review. For example, tech firms would programme cars to see a large group of children on the pavement near a school in the middle of the afternoon as a large obstacle. But insurers could tell the car it's the end of school and therefore keep the car travelling at slow speed or change the route to a school-free area. Paul Newman, a professor at Oxford University and co-founder of driverless project Oxbotica, told MIT Technology Review: "Insurers can adjust the envelope [in which a car can operate] to control the risk on the policy. … [Read more...] about Why your driverless car of the future could be controlled by an insurance company
Proposed driving licence changes could restrict young drivers from travelling on roads at night-time in certain circumstances. Figures showing that motorists aged between 17 and 24 are involved in a quarter of all crashes in the UK have prompted the prime minister to consider a "graduated licensing system". Although the changes are not set in stone, Mirror Online suggested the scheme could mimic others in Australia, New Zealand and the United States Newly-qualified drivers could be prohibited from driving late at night or carrying passengers under the age of 25 unless supervised. Theresa May has pledged to look at the "graduated licensing system" after Labour MP Jenny Chapman told MPs that one in four young drivers was involved in an accident within the first two years of starting to drive. The Darlington MP, speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, urged Mrs May to look at introducing a graduated scheme which would allow new drivers to build up their skills and experience … [Read more...] about Should new drivers have a probationary period on the roads?