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
Eric Boullier, Cyril Abiteboul, Frederic Vasseur and Christian Horner spoke to the media in between FP1 and FP2, in the team principal’s press conference. TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Eric BOULLIER (McLaren), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Frédéric VASSEUR (Sauber), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) PRESS CONFERENCE Eric, you played a big role in the return of this race here to Paul Ricard. Just tell us the story of how it came to pass? Eric BOULLIER: Well, I have not played that big role, as it is described, just bringing a little help and you know, being on the other side of the channel, so just making the connection between Christian Estrosi and Bernie Ecclestone, at the time, to make sure that the project that has been started a few years before, concrete. Thank you, we’ll come back to you in a bit. Fréd, you’ve obviously been here before in junior categories but what do you think of Paul Ricard as a grand prix venue? Frédéric VASSEUR: For … [Read more...] about FIA team principal’s press conference
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?
The Prime Minister has called for the Department for Transport to look into introducing graduated driving licences (GDL) for young drivers, to combat high accident rates among 17-24 year-olds. During Prime Minister’s Questions, MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman asked the Prime Minister what could be done to lower the proportion of young drivers involved in an accident within the first two years of getting behind the wheel. Prime Minister Theresa May said: “I will certainly look at the request she [Chapman] has made, and I will ask the Department for Transport to look at this as an issue. As she says, there are too many people who suffer loss and tragedy at the hands of learner drivers in these circumstances.”Currently, one in four young drivers are involved in an accident within two years of passing their tests, with 400 deaths or serious injuries annually involving young drivers.A graduated driving licence designed for young drivers is already in place in … [Read more...] about Government considers graduated licences for new drivers
The Prime Minister has called for the Department for Transport to look into introducing graduated driving licences for young drivers, to combat high accident rates among 17-24 year-olds. During Prime Minister’s Questions, MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman asked the Prime Minister what could be done to lower the proportion of young drivers involved in an accident within the first two years of getting behind the wheel. Currently, one in four young drivers are involved in an accident within this timeframe, and there are 400 deaths or serious injuries annually involving young drivers.A graduated driving licence designed for young drivers is already in place in various countries, with restrictions on the number of passengers carried, driving at night and being accompanied by a more experienced driver among the conditions in certain countries. Prime Minister Theresa May said: “I will certainly look at the request she [Chapman] has made, and I will ask the Department … [Read more...] about New drivers face driving restrictions as Government pitches graduated licences
► We've finished building our Seven!► Now to race it in the Caterham Academy► Join us on our rookie race adventure You’re not supposed to like Silverstone, just as you’re not supposed to like dark chocolate Bounty bars. But I adore the place, both in driving games and, it transpires, in real life. In qualifying for the last race of the season (where did that year go?) I bagged eighth on the grid, a PB.In the race I could see the lead pack for a good few laps but drove like a big girl’s blouse on the last lap to come home tenth. Note to self: be more Verstappen in future, elbows out. By Ben Miller Engine 1595cc 16v 4-cyl, 125bhp @ 6100rpm, 119lb ft @ 2500rpmTransmission 5-speed manual, rear-wheel driveStats 5.0sec 0-60mph, 122mph, n/a g/km CO2Price £24,995 (includes race season)Miles this month 217Total 2126 Fuel this month n/a Extra costs NoneRockingham’s International Sportscar Long layout uses the first of … [Read more...] about We race our Caterham Seven Academy at Silverstone