SINGAPORE: A 64-year-old retiree was sentenced to five-and-a-half months’ jail on Wednesday (Apr 11) for rash driving along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), and for failing to stop to help a motorcyclist and his pillion after an accident.Ho Loong Chan, who was a long-serving senior engineer at the Land Transport Authority, was also fined S$800 and disqualified from driving for four years.The accident happened on Jun 15, 2016. Several videos posted on social media showed a Toyota Camry, which Ho was driving, switching lanes erratically before slamming into a motorcycle and speeding off.It all started at about 11am when Ho overtook the motorcyclist at Jurong Town Hall Road without signaling. He came so close that the rider was forced to switch lanes amid the downpour, the court heard.The 29-year-old rider raised his hand to gesture at Ho, who switched lanes to drive close behind him. The in-car camera of another motorist captured Ho driving erratically, veering from left to right, … [Read more...] about Retiree jailed, fined for ‘hit-and-run’ along AYE
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LEIPZIG: German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe’s largest economy. The court “wants to deliberate very thoroughly” on the question, presiding judge Andreas Korbmacher said, adding that the ruling will be announced on Tuesday. While a decision from the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig in favour of anti-pollution plaintiffs would not order any vehicles off the road, it could open the way for cities to do so in zones where the air is particularly contaminated by diesel exhausts. Since Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to installing software to fool regulatory emissions tests in millions of cars worldwide — the so-called “dieselgate” scandal — nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fine particle emissions from diesel motors have been the top priority for German environmentalists. And the … [Read more...] about Judges delay ruling on German diesel bans
By Bruce Arthur Sports Columnist Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—If this column offends anybody, apologies in advance. On Thursday here in Pyeongchang the United States women’s hockey team defeated Canada in the gold medal final. Great game. And after she was given her silver medal Canada’s Jocelyne Larocque took the medal off, and Which was fine! Or, it should have been fine. That game was so emotional, which is part of what made it great. Larocque could not stand the feeling of silver around her neck. It was an honest moment. Friday, she ... apologized? “I want to apologize to the IOC, IIHF, the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and most especially to my teammates and our fans for removing my silver medal after it was presented to me,” said Larocque in a statement released by Hockey Canada. “In the moment, I was disappointed with the outcome of the game, … [Read more...] about If Jocelyne Larocque can’t take off her silver medal, then what the hell are we doing here?
caption Bravo! source Hollis Johnson The Chevy Bolt beat the Tesla Model 3 to market by over a year. The vehicle has been selling well for General Motors and also serves as a platform for the carmaker’s Cruise self-driving technology. We were very impressed when we drove it last year. You can easily argue that the Chevy Bolt is the most important car General Motors has ever rolled out. What we have here is a $37,495 all-electric vehicle with a range of nearly 240 miles on a single battery charge. GM took it from intro to the assembly line in less than two years, in the process beating the avidly anticipated Tesla Model 3 to market by at least a year. So what makes the Bolt more important than, say, the Cadillac XT5 crossover SUV or a new Corvette? The Bolt is a completely different kind of “halo” car. Like the Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid 15 years ago – based initially on … [Read more...] about The all-electric Chevy Bolt is a serious threat to Tesla’s Model 3
It seems to me that whether borrowed or not, anyone who feels the need to decorate himself with multi-million-baht watches has a serious self-esteem problem. I would think that being deputy prime minister and one of the highest-ranking generals in the army would make him feel pretty good about himself, but apparently that is not enough.He is never going to be a physical beauty, but I would suggest that an exercise programme to help him get into better physical shape would do a lot more to build up his self esteem than decorating himself with all the most expensive rings and watches in the world. A Psychologist Just what is driving current Thai leaders' obsession with everything trains -- double-track, high-speed, maglev, monorail, subway, elevated, light rail, standard gauge, rolling stock…? It seems no rail project is too big or too costly for Thailand to take on, whether needed by the country or not. Samanea Saman Re: "Pathetic passports", (PostBag, Jan 18).Monson Marukatat … [Read more...] about Prawit’s esteem woes