Prison warning for sulky racers and drivers

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPrison warning for sulky racers and driversBy admin – December 21, 2012 923 Email Twitter Previous articleTurkey for ChristmasNext articleHow Nanny Twinkerbell broke the mould admin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin A CLEAR message has been sent out to people who engage in or facilitate sulky racing on public roads – you can expect imprisonment if prosecuted. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was the man with the message at Limerick District Court last week when he heard evidence in a case where “support cars” were blocking a public road and “engaging in an extremely dangerous activity”. His comments came when 26-year-old Ian Butler of Downey Street, Garryowen narrowly escaped a prison sentence on a charge of dangerous driving as a result of representations by his defence solicitor.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court was told that his car was one of 30 vehicles bound for Limerick in support of a sulky race that had “commandeered the public road for a private race”on the main road to Boher at 8.30am last New Year’s Eve.Inspector Paul Reidy said that Mr Butler was “engaged in an extremely dangerous activity while he had no insurance”.When defending solicitor John Devane, said his insurance was “just shortly out of date”, Judge O’Kelly replied that “it was not going to be any good to an injured person in the event of an accident”.“It’s extremely arrogant of people to think they can commandeer a public road for a private race. Your client and his colleagues, were putting unsuspecting drivers in extreme danger. Someone could have been hospitalised”, he told Mr Devane.Mr Devane said that sulky racing was part of his client’s background adding that it was “genetically inbred into a horsey background” to which Judge O’Kelly replied that it was “no problem if they wanted to race around the fields, but not on the roadways”.Imposing a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to send out “a very clear message that if you do this, you can expect imprisonment from now on.”The defendant was also disqualified for eight years for dangerous driving and for two years  for driving without insurance. Print Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: British Embassy Seoul hosts UK Track Day

first_imgRelated articles “車부품 수요만 6조규모…영국서 기회 잡으세요” [2017.11.06 / Maeil Business] 영국이 전기차에 올인하는 이유 [2018.02.28 / Auto Times] 미래차 집중한 영국, 일자리가 따라왔다 [2018.03.22 / JoongAng Ilbo] 세계 최경량차 맥라렌 ‘세나’…연구소는 英정부가 지었다 [2018.03.22 / JoongAng Ilbo] £246 million Faraday Battery Challenge – development, design and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles; this is particularly relevant to the supply chain £250 million Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) funding to be matched by industry 856,000 people employed across UK Automotive The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £82 billion turnover and £20.2 billion value added. With some 186,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 856,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12.0% of total UK export of goods and invests £3.65 billion each year in automotive R&D. More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by 2,500 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers. 6 of 10 Formula 1 teams have their HQ in the UK The UK government invests heavily in automotive research to further expertise in low-carbon propulsion, lightweight materials, and CAVs. In 2017 £1.2 billion were given by the UK government to automotive research funds (UK Government, 2017). UK now largest EU new car market for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017. Korea is UK Auto’s third biggest Asian export market, behind only China and Japan, as demand for British-built cars quadruples since 2010. Turned over £82 billion Invested £4 billion net capital Invested £3.65 billion in R&D Added £20.2 billion in value to the UK economy Exported products worth £44 billion, accounting for 12.8% of the UK’s total export goods On 4 September 2018 at Inje Speedium in Gangwon, the British Embassy Seoul’s Department for International Trade (DIT) team organised a UK Track Day to demonstrate the creativity, innovation and manufacturing capability of the British automotive industry. Iconic UK car brands including: Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, and McLaren joined the event to show off some of their most impressive models.Speaking at the track day British Ambassador to South Korea, Simon Smith, said:“The UK automotive industry has grown at an unprecedented rate in recent years thanks to its rich heritage, the strength of UK design and commitment to continued innovation. The UK and South Korea already have a strong trading relationship in the automotive industry – Korea is the UK’s third largest Asian automotive export market – but there is so much more potential for growth. Far from a country that does not manufacture cars, we are one of the largest car manufacturers in Europe (1.6m cars produced in 2017) and a leader in autonomous and low-carbon vehicles. The iconic British car brands on show today emphasise everything that is great about British cars – style, performance and cutting edge technology.”The track day is part of the British Embassy’s ambitious ‘Automotive is GREAT’ campaign launched in Seoul in October 2017. The campaign aims to promote everything that makes the UK’s automotive industry such a powerhouse, while strengthening the partnership between the UK – Korea in the sector.100 senior representatives from leading UK automotive OEMs and the Korean Automobile Importers and Distributors Association attended the track day.The British Embassy’s DIT team provides support to Korean partners and investors who are interested in UK trade.  If you have any enquiries about possible automotive or other opportunities, you can contact the British Embassy Seoul’s DIT team here: [email protected] InformationThe UK is one of the largest automotive manufacturing countries in Europe producing 1.67m cars in 2017 and 8 of 10 UK built cars are exported to 160 countries worldwide. The UK government and industry are already leading innovation around the world through significant investments in future vehicles such as low-carbon vehicles, autonomous vehicles and connected cars.Some facts about UK Automotive Industry:center_img Automotive is GREAT:A long term, ambitious campaign started in 2017 to draw a thread from the UK’s current strengths in automotive production, design and strong UK brand presence in South Korea, to the UK as a country ahead of the curve in new automotive manufacturing and technology. We aim to show South Korea the UK’s strengths as a leader in the automobile industry to ultimately encourage stronger UK-Korea automotive links and trade.Department for International Trade role:The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. DIT is a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.UK Industrial Strategy- Sector Deal:As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Automotive Sector Deal was developed in 2017 and published in January 2018. The sector’s deal was among the first to be finalised, highlighting the collaborative approach industry and government are taking to ensure the UK remains a globally competitive place to design, engineer and manufacture vehicles. Key highlights from the deal are: 1.67m cars built in the UK in 2017. 1.33m cars manufactured for export in 2017- 8 out of 10 cars made in the UK are exported. The UK exports to over 160 markets worldwide. In 2017 the UK automotive manufacturing industry… £16 million Supplier Competitiveness Improvement programme – designed to improve the productivity and competitiveness of manufacturing supply chain companies Testing and Development of CAVs Deployment of infrastructure for testinglast_img read more

Flight Of The Conchords Share New Live Single, “Father And Son”, From HBO Special

first_imgThe comedy-based folk duo known as Flight of the Concords have returned with a new live single titled, “Father and Son”. The weirdly entertaining tune was recorded during the band’s recent performance at London’s Eventim Apollo back on July 2nd, which was professionally filmed and resulted in their comeback special on HBO, Live in London. The song arrived to streaming platforms on Tuesday, in addition to an audio-only video of the single available for fans to enjoy on YouTube.The 5: 26-minute song is written and presented as a back-and-forth spoken word duet between members Jemaine Clement (who plays the role of a father) and Bret McKenzie (as the son). “Father and Son” has some lovely melodies and instrumental parts, but this isn’t a feel-good folk ballad like the one Cat Stevens wrote in terms of a special father/son relationship.Fans will be quick to pick up on the duo’s love for inappropriate storylines as McKenzie sings the opening lyrics, “Hey dad, I think today was a lot of fun”. The story takes awkwardly hilarious turn when McKenzie reminds his father, who’s clearly in denial about his collapsed marriage, that the fictional mom didn’t die, but rather left his dad to hook up with some guy named Trevor with whom she now lives.Flight of the Conchords – “Father and Son” (Live in London)[Video: Sub Pop]“Father and Son” actually made its live debut for television audiences here in America during the duo’s recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back in late September. The song’s performance during the HBO special would not air until a few weeks later when Live in London premiered on October 6th. The new song was also a staple in the band’s show during their summer tour of the U.K., often finding its way atop the nightly setlist.Flight of the Conchords don’t have any current plans to return to North America in 2019, as of yet at least. Their last U.S. tour took place back in the summer of 2016, which included notable performances at venues including New York City’s iconic Forest Hills Stadium.[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Brazilian Navy Initiates Project to Manufacture Nuclear-Powered Submarine

first_img The ceremony initiating the Brazilian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Project was held on July 6, in the main auditorium of the Navy Technological Center in São Paulo. Attended by the commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto; the Navy’s general director of matériel, Admiral Arthur Pires Ramos; and the general coordinator of the Nuclear-Powered Submarine Development Program, Admiral José Alberto Accioly Fragelli, the event marked an important stage in the program that will develop the first Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine (PROSUB). The Technical Bureau of Projects in São Paulo, which was specially equipped with advanced information-technology resources and a videoconferencing room, seeking to meet the needs of a project of this magnitude, was also inaugurated during the event. The program, which falls within the scope of the contract signed between the Navy and the French company DCNS, except for the nuclear portion of the propulsion system, also encompasses the construction of a dockyard and naval base in the region of Itaguaí (Rio de Janeiro) and four conventional submarines. The benefits for the country include strengthening domestic industry and improving the technical qualifications of Brazilian professionals who will work on PROSUB, ensuring that Brazil will have the capability to develop and build its own submarines in the future, independently. This year, the nuclear component of PROSUB has already taken an important step with the inauguration of the first of four factories belonging to the Uranium Hexafluoride Production Unit and the ARAMAR Nuclear Instruction and Training Center, in Sorocaba (São Paulo), representing mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle by the country. Currently, only five countries – China, the United States, France, England, and Russia – have this technological mastery. With this project, Brazil will join this exclusive list, once the nuclear reactor and propulsion system for the Brazilian nuclear submarine have been developed in the country. By Dialogo July 10, 2012last_img read more