Anti-rollover device mandated

first_imgElectronic stability control senses when a driver might lose control of the vehicle and automatically applies brakes to individual wheels to help stabilize it and avoid a rollover. Many vehicles, including sport utility vehicles, already have the technology, and several automakers have outlined plans to make it a standard feature. The mandate has been widely supported in the industry. “There seems to be general recognition from auto manufacturers and the suppliers and safety advocates that this is technology that will save” thousands of lives, said Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. General Motors Corp. called it “a significant step forward in improving safety for millions of drivers and passengers alike.” William Kozyra, president and chief executive of Continental Automotive Systems North America, a top supplier, said the device “sets the stage for the next frontier to reduce motor vehicle fatalities.” NEW YORK – The government said Thursday that it will require all new passenger vehicles to have anti-rollover technology by the 2012 model year, predicting that the stabilizing device could save thousands of lives. The Transportation Department said electronic stability control could prevent between 5,300 and 9,600 deaths annually and up to 238,000 injuries a year once it is standard on all automobiles. “Like air bags and like seat belts, 10 years down the road we’re going to look back and wonder how the ESC technology was ever lived without,” Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said at the New York International Auto Show. The technology could help motorists avoid skidding across icy or slick roads or help them maintain control of their car when swerving to avoid an unexpected object in the road. John Krafcik, a Hyundai Motor America vice president, said in an interview that the automaker pushed to implement the technology because “the evidence was so amazingly compelling.” Stability control is standard on about three-fourths of new Hyundai vehicles. More than 43,000 people are killed annually on the nation’s roadways. Safety advocates view electronic stability control as a major advancement in safety because it holds the potential of reducing rollover deaths. Some safety groups said the requirements were not stringent enough and failed to push automakers to put the most advanced systems on their cars. Joan Claybrook, the president of Public Citizen, said the regulations were “undercutting the likelihood that manufacturers will continue selling the superior technology now being offered to consumers.” More than 10,000 people die in rollover accidents a year, even though only 3 percent of crashes involve rollovers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that rollover deaths could be cut in half through the technology. Peters said nearly 40 percent of all 2007 vehicles already have the technology, including about 90 percent of SUVs. NHTSA said the proposal, which applies to new vehicles under 10,000 pounds, would cost about $111 per vehicle on those that already include antilock brakes, or a total of $479 per vehicle for the entire system. Automakers will need to comply with a 50 mph test involving a double-lane change. The requirement first was proposed last year, and the final regulations include a swifter phase-in plan. Stability control will be implemented beginning in the 2009 model year, when 55 percent of new vehicles will need to have it. By the 2011 model year, it will be in 95 percent of new vehicles. Congress had required NHTSA to implement a rule by 2009.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

VAR to be used in CAF CL final for first time

first_imgVAR has been used once before in Africa, for the 2018 CAF Super Cup match between Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo.While VAR has been both lauded and loathed by footballers and officials, its use at the World Cup in Russia this year was considered “largely successful” by FIFA.“We used it for the Super Cup last February without any hitches and are delighted to go a step further,” CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy said.“This is another historic moment for African football. CAF is determined to use the latest innovative technologies available.”Record eight-time champions Ahly and twice trophy-holders Esperance have met 16 times at various stages of the Champions League, starting with two goalless 1990 qualifiers.The most controversial refereeing decision came in a 2010 semi-final when Nigerian Michael Eneramo clearly handled when scoring the goal that won the tie for Esperance.It was scant consolation to Ahly that the Ghanaian referee who allowed the goal to stand in Tunisia was banned.Ahly and Esperance go into the two-leg title decider — the second leg is on November 9 in Tunisia — knowing a great deal about each other having also met in the group stage.After a 0-0 draw in Egypt, Ahly won the return match 1-0 through a goal from Morocco-born Walid Azaro, one of six he netted in the Champions League this season.Anice Badri of Esperance has scored one more with his seventh coming five minutes from time to secure overall victory in a dramatic semi-final against Primeiro Agosto of Angola.Other potential match-winners in Alexandria and Rades include Haythem Jouini of Esperance, who has come off the bench to score vital goals.– ‘Unjustified criticism’ –Walid Soliman of Ahly is another, firing two of the three goals that took the ‘Cairo Red Devils’ past Entente Setif of Algeria in the semi-finals.A key factor in the consistent success of north African clubs in CAF competitions is the number of top quality goalkeepers the region boasts.So, it was unusual that rival coaches Patrice Carteron of Ahly and Mouine Chaabani of Esperance had to defend their shot-stoppers after the semi-finals.Both Mohamed el Shenawy of Ahly and Rami Jeridi of Esperance conceded soft second-leg goals that, fortunately for them, did not prevent their clubs progressing.“I trust Mohamed, who often faces unjustified criticism,” said Carteron, a Champions League-winning coach in 2015 with Mazembe.The first French coach of Ahly was more concerned about missed scoring chances in both legs against Setif.“Wasted opportunities could have affected the semi-final outcome and I have once again reminded my players how important it is to convert easy chances.”While Carteron has guided Ahly since June when Hossam el Badry quit after a group stage loss in Uganda, Chaabani has been coach for just one CAF fixture.Khaled Ben Yahia was sacked soon after the first leg loss to Primeiro and his assistant promoted to one of the hottest seats in African club football.“The Primeiro matches were nerve wracking and I hope my players have learnt a lot of valuable lessons from them,” he said.“As we prepare to face a great club like Ahly it is crucial that we believe in ourselves and are prepared to fight until the final whistle in Egypt and Tunisia.”Apart from a $2.5 million (2.2 mn euros) prize, the African champions qualify for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which guarantees at least another $1 mn.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Al-Ahly’s Egyptian forward Walid Soliman (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the CAF Champions League semifinal first leg football match Al-Ahly vs ES Setif at al-Salam stadium in Cairo on October 2, 2018. © AFPJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 – Video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the CAF Champions League final for the first time Friday when Al Ahly of Egypt host Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg.The system allows off-field referees to assist match officials regarding goals, penalty and straight red card decisions, and mistaken identity when awarding red and yellow cards.last_img read more

Peter Taylor believes England’s European hopes lie with goal scoring trio

first_imgFormer England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor believes Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Saido Berahino can fire Gareth Southgate’s side to European glory.Taylor, who has managed the Under-21 squad on two occasions, insists the competition can be won if the trio continue their Premier League goalscoring form, with England probably facing their toughest challenges in the group stages.The 62 year-old said: “If Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Saido Berahino all score, we have a good chance.“We’re in the toughest group, there’s no doubt about it.“If you look at the other group, with the likes of Czech Republic, Serbia and Germany, you’d probably prefer to be in that one as our group is really tough.”Kane’s inclusion in the squad came as a surprise due to his role with the senior side and his busy schedule with Tottenham, but Taylor believes that if he, and anyone in Southgate’s team play well, then a phone call from Roy Hodgson will soon be on the horizon.He told the Sunday Scoreboard: “I’m quietly confident we will have a good tournament and then the players that play well will be in Roy Hodgson’s mind.“There used to be a lot of older players but now there are a lot more younger players so that if you’re in the Under 21s, there’s a fair chance your team-mate is in the senior team and it’ll give you more confidence knowing that they could be picked if they have a good tournament. Kane and Southgate 1last_img read more

Every Premier League team ranked by average height – find out if your players are big or small!

first_img 20 11= Swansea – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.81m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 15. Manchester United – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.801m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 19. Manchester City – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.79m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 20 5. West Ham United – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.829m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 8= Tottenham – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.815m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 4. Everton – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.834m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 14. Leicester City – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.805m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 13. Chelsea – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.809m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 16. Newcastle United – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.8m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 2. Watford – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.837m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 1. West Brom – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.841m 3. Southampton – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.835m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… For years Arsenal have been criticised for their lack of height with Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud their only regular first-team outfield players who can in any way be thought of as tall.And their current reluctance to land a powerful midfielder like Nemanja Matic or Morgan Schneiderlin at rivals Chelsea and Manchester United has confused ex-pros and pundits alike.But how do Arsenal compare to the tallest and shortest teams in the Premier League?The Telegraph took a look at the average height of each team’s starting outfielders last weekend and you can see the results, from shortest to tallest, by clicking the right arrow above… 18. Norwich City – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.791m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 6. Stoke City – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.825m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 8= Liverpool – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.815m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 7. Sunderland – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.82m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 17. Bournemouth – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.793m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 20 11= Aston Villa – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.81m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 10. Crystal Palace – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.814m – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 20. Arsenal – Average height of starting outfielders last weekend = 1.788metres. To find out where your club ranks, click the arrow above, right – Click right to find out who the tallest team in the Premier League was… 20 20 20 20last_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN MARKET ROW: COUNCIL CONFIRMS COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED

first_imgDonegal County Council has confirmed that it is investigating a complaint made about Donegal Town’s Saturday market.Donegaldaily.com understands the council may issue a warning to the Food and Craft Market if the complaint is upheld.We understand a business owner in the town has made a formal complaint, arguing that some goods being sold on some stalls are in breach of council guidelines. The council will only say that it has received a complaint contrary to the provisions of the Casual Trading Act 1995 and that the complaint is being investigated.DONEGAL TOWN MARKET ROW: COUNCIL CONFIRMS COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED was last modified: July 19th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:casual trading actdonegal town market controversylast_img read more

Crystal Palace rejected by Pamela Anderson’s boyfriend!

first_imgSevilla defender Adil Rami has snubbed interest from Crystal Palace in favour of a move to Marseille.The 31-year-old is on the market this summer and he can be snapped up for around £5m.That has alerted plenty of clubs from around Europe, including Premier League side Crystal Palace and Turkish giants Besiktas.However, according to El Decano Deportivo, Rami has decided that he wants to go back to France and join Marseille.The centre-back – who is reportedly dating Baywatch star Pamela Anderson – is keen on a return to his home country after last playing there back in 2011, when he was at Lille.Marseille are set for talks with Sevilla in the coming weeks and would like to agree a deal worth under £4m. Sevilla defender Adil Rami on France duty 1last_img

ERRRR WHAT’S UP DOC?! ANYBODY LOSE A RABBIT?

first_imgAre you hopping mad after losing your pet rabbit in the Letterkenny area?Well, you can stop worrying because we have found him!A kind Donegaldaily.com reader came across Bugsy in the Glencar area overnight and is keeping him nice and safe. As you can see from our picture, Bugsy is white with black ears and a few black spots.And judging by his size, it was well fed with plenty of carrots!If you own Bugsy then send us an email and we will pass them on to the person who is keeping Bugsy safe.  ERRRR WHAT’S UP DOC?! ANYBODY LOSE A RABBIT? was last modified: May 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glencarletterkennyRABBITlast_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 1 Schalke 1 – Blues rattled by Huntelaar equaliser

first_imgKlaas-Jan Huntelaar netted a 62nd-minute equaliser for Schalke at Stamford Bridge.Cesc Fabregas’ first goal for Chelsea had given them a flying start in their opening Champions League game.Fabregas struck in the 11th minute when he found Eden Hazard on the left and then collected the Belgian’s pass before steering his shot beyond keeper Ralf Fährmann.Schalke were unhappy because Fabregas appeared to foul Max Meyer before scoring, but the tables were turned in the second half because Chelsea felt the Spaniard was fouled in the build-up to Huntelaar’s leveller.After Fabregas was bundled off the ball, Julian Draxler burst downfield and picked out skipper Huntelaar, who fired into the bottom corner.It came against the run of play as Chelsea appeared to be in control.They made a bright start and Ramires should have put them ahead but miscued after being found by Didier Drogba.After the opener, Hazard’s low shot was blocked before Fabregas might have scored a second but blazed over following great work on the right by Branislav Ivanovic.At the other end, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois did well when he was finally called upon, palming away an effort from former Tottenham man Kevin-Prince Boateng.And in the final minute of the first half, Draxler missed a great chance for the German side when he shot wide of the far post.Drogba recovered from an ankle problem in time for the match and is making his first start since returning to the Bridge, while summer signing Filipe Luis was handed his full debut.Drogba looked set to score with a tap-in early in the second half but the Ivorian failed to make contact with Willian’s excellent ball into the danger area.And he missed another chance shortly before Schalke’s equaliser, dragging a shot wide after being put through by Hazard.Oscar has been sent on in place of Ramires as Chelsea look to regain the lead.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires (Oscar 67), Willian, Hazard; Drogba.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Remy, Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Andy Murray Loses to World No.240 in Round of 16 at Mallorca Challenger

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. andy murrayMallorcan Challengertennis First Published: August 30, 2019, 11:21 AM IST Mallorca: Andy Murray suffered a setback in his return from injury as he slipped to a surprise last-16 loss to world number 240 Matteo Viola at the second-tier Challenger event in Mallorca on Thursday.The three-time Grand Slam champion, returning after hip surgery, was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) by his Italian opponent. Murray was competing in a Challenger tournament for the first time since 2005 and had cruised through his opening two matches at the Rafa Nadal Open in straight sets.A third consecutive such victory looked on the cards when he took the opening set with two breaks of the Viola serve, but he dropped the second despite twice fighting back from a break down.The former world number one again recovered an early break in the decider, but lost a tie-break on Viola’s second match point.🗯 @andy_murray se despide del @ATPChallenger #RafaNadalOpen by @sothebysrealtyIt was great to have you at the #rafanadalacademy, we hope to see you soon 😍 pic.twitter.com/1wMwCu3PgY— Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) August 29, 2019The 32-year-old, currently ranked 328th in the world, had a metal hip implanted in January and pulled out of the doubles at the ongoing US Open in order to concentrate on his singles comeback.Murray had suffered back-to-back first-round losses on the ATP Tour earlier this month — against Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati and Tennys Sandgren in Winston-Salem. last_img read more

Tigers Tag Tanaka, Yanks, 12-4

first_imgNEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring.Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the New York Yankees on June 21.“It actually all comes down to the pitch form or the pitching mechanics,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I think I need to tweak just a little bit to get myself right back for my next outing.”After getting two easy outs to start the game, things quickly unraveled for the Japanese star. He gave up a hit to Miguel Cabrera before Victor Martinez sent a two-run shot into the second deck in right field.Yoenis Cespedes reached on shortstop Didi Gregorius’ ninth error of the season and J.D. Martinez followed with his first home run of the game.Tanaka (4-3) had not walked a batter in his previous four starts, but he put Cabrera aboard with a free pass with two outs in the second. Victor Martinez then singled in two more two-out runs for a 6-0 lead.A solo shot by J.D. Martinez and a single by Bryan Holaday, in the fifth, closed the book on Tanaka. In all, he yielded a career high-tying 10 hits and seven runs in five innings.“He just didn’t have the control he’s had in the last couple of starts and it hurt him,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “He didn’t have it today and they made him pay.”J.D. Martinez wasn’t done after Tanaka left. He went deep off Danny Burawa, who was making his big league debut, with two on in the sixth to give him six RBIs on the day. That gave the Tigers an 11-2 lead, quite a turnaround for Detroit after being outscored 21-5 in the first two games of the series.With a chance to tie the major league record for homers in a game, J.D. Martinez flied out to right in the eighth.“It was just one of those days where you take swings and you’re actually hitting the ball how you want to hit it,” J.D. Martinez said. “There’s not too many of those days, so you’ve just got to take advantage of them.”It was the first multihomer game of his career and the first three-homer game for Detroit since Miguel Cabrera did it at Texas on May 19, 2013.J.D. Martinez became the first Tigers player to connect three times against the Yankees since Charlie Maxwell in 1959.Andrew Romine hit Jose De Paula’s first major league pitch for a solo shot in the sixth. De Paula and Burawa were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game.“If I am going to carve out a career in this league, that’s exactly what I have to do,” Burawa, who grew up nearby on Long Island and went to St. John’s University, said of facing the middle of Detroit’s order.Stephen Drew had his third multihomer game this year for the Yankees, connecting in the seventh off Anibal Sanchez and ninth against Joakim Soria.Sanchez (6-7) lost his scoreless streak at 21 2-3 innings when Brian McCann homered with one out in the second. But the Tigers’ right-hander was steady for seven innings to earn his third straight win.He yielded seven hits and three runs in handing the Yankees only their second loss in 13 home games.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more