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David Manley’s family shape Isle of Man road safety video after extinction gate-crash – BBC News

Image caption David Manley died in a gondola disintegrate near Ballahutchin when his son was 11 months old-fashioned

The family of a follower who died in a vehicle accident on the Isle of Man have been praised for their fortitude after appearing in a new road safety video.

David Manley, 28, croaked after gate-crashing his vehicle in Union Mills in 2007, leaving his partner and his 11 -month-old son.

His partner Sherry Mesina said it is “heartbreaking” to watch Leon, nine, grow up without knowing his father.

Police indicated that they are “brave” appearing in the video propping a picture alleging “don’t let your loved ones go”.

Ms Mesina and Leon appear in the video with Mr Manley’s mother, Caroline.

It will be shown at ferry terminals on small island developing and the UK, Isle of Man airport and cinemas.

Image caption Mr Manley’s family said he was a kind, strong man who was beautiful inside and out

Ms Mesina said his family and friends will “always bear the scars” and her son will never get to know his father who died after crashing on 10 September 2007.

She spoke: “I want to keep David’s memory alive and we hope this video will help make others belief on the roads.”

“You never get over the loss.”

Isle of Man police said there have been 34 fatalities on island’s open superhighways in the past five years and 230 people have been seriously injured.

Det Con Mike Crompton spoke: “We deal with the accidents but the family have to live with the consequences.

“David’s family have been very brave to be part of this campaign. I hope it resonates with operators and becomes them think.”

Image caption Det Con Mike Crompton came up with the relevant recommendations for the campaign

Ms Mesina announced: “Leon didn’t know the full tale – he is hearing about it for the first time and it has really upset him.

“It has been very hard. We talking here his dad with him every day.”

Mr Manley’s mother said she hopes it helps to reduce the amount of clangs on Manx roads.

She told: “Losing David almost broke us. It is heartbreaking. We deal with it every day but “ve never” come to terms with it.”

How shops are coping with a weaker pound – BBC News

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Image caption Jian DeLeon spends about $350 (274) on his London shopping trips but reckons he saves $100

“I really shop when the pound falls in value,” says American Jian DeLeon.

The 31-year-old editorial director at online US fashion website Highsnobiety is unsurprisingly passionate about clothes. He says his favourite luxury brands are now substantially cheaper in London.

“Like anything from Comme Des Garcons. I got a jacket last time I was there for 40% less than I would have paid here,” he says.

Before June last year, when the UK voted to leave the EU, he rarely went shopping on his regular work trips to the UK.

“The littlest things from a pint at the pub to a short Uber ride were murder on my bank account because of the exchange rate.”

Now that some brands are significantly cheaper, he spends about $350 (274; 310 euros) each time he comes, but thinks the favourable exchange rate means he saves around $100.

“It’s easier for me to splurge and sometimes I do it too much for my own good,” he confesses.

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Image caption Non-UK consumers’ card spending at department stores rose by a fifth at the start of the year

Mr DeLeon isn’t the only one indulging.

Just over a year on from the EU referendum, the pound is still around 16% lower against the dollar.

The weakness has lured over a flock of international tourists hungry for high-end brands at relatively bargain prices.

Payments firm WorldPay says non-UK consumers’ card spending at department stores rose by a fifth in the first three months of the year, while spending on electrical goods rose 22.7%.

US shoppers like Mr DeLeon have been amongst the biggest spenders, splashing out an extra 21.5% on their cards during the same period, it said.

‘More for less’

“The extreme currency fluctuations encourages shoppers to buy more,” says Honor Strachan, principal retail analyst at GlobalData.

“They’re getting more for their money.”

But how do companies manage this kind of discrepancy; with precisely the same product priced significantly differently depending on where in the world it is bought?

After all a boom in revenues in one market, can seriously dent demand in the markets international shoppers are coming from.

Many of the world’s most famous brands such as Burberry and Apple simply raised their UK prices to try and make sure what they sold cost broadly the same across their international markets.

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Image caption Luxury shoe-maker Crockett & Jones says it doesn’t want to abuse customer loyalty

But luxury footwear brand Crockett & Jones, which has 12 stores worldwide across locations including London, Paris and New York as well as global wholesale partners, says it has deliberately left prices unchanged.

“The last thing we want to do is abuse our customer confidence and raise prices in the UK.

“We certainly don’t increase our prices at a whim to take advantage of said currency fluctuations,” says James Fox, export sales director at the firm.

Mr Fox believes that in the long term it’s best to keep pricing simple.

“We strive to have a level playing field as and where we can.

“We offer sterling, euro and dollar price lists, which gives our customers piece of mind that they are buying in their own currency at a level price to the potential competitors within their market.”

He says generally any discrepancies tend to average out across currencies, and that re-pricing is only possible “once or twice a year” due to the upheaval it causes for the business overall.

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Image caption James Fox says his firm has some “Brexit proof” markets

So is he concerned that the firm could be losing out financially?

“We are fortunate to be in a position that we have a few very strong ‘Brexit proof’ markets which underpin the company when the UK is trying its best to screw up international trade,” says Mr Fox.

By selling both through its own stores and through wholesalers the firm’s risk is already spread out, he adds.

Crockett & Jones is not the only retailer which has kept prices steady.

Ray Clacher, executive vice-president at Trinity – owner of premium brands Gieves & Hawkes, Kent & Curwen and Cerruti 1881 – says non-EU tourists using either the US dollar or a currency that trades in line with the dollar, have driven up sales at its London stores.

Nonetheless, these sales are still just a small percentage of Trinity’s total revenue.

“We certainly have not adjusted our retail prices to reflect the influx of tourism, in fact, quite the opposite as we want to encourage more UK [sales],” he says.

However, he admits this strategy could change if costs continue to rise.

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Image caption Upmarket tailor Gieves and Hawkes has not raised its costs despite the pound’s fall in value – but this could change

“If inflation continues to rise and sterling continues to struggle against the euro and dollar, we will have no choice but to pass on the cost to our customers – but not at present,” says Mr Clacher.

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But it is also important not to be too greedy. Many US retailers that have come to the UK have simply swapped their dollar signs on their US price tags for pounds – betting that British consumers will be willing to pay a premium for their goods.

Banana Republic is one such example. After eight years in the UK, it announced last year it would close all eight of its stores. The decision followed six consecutive quarters of falling sales.

“They thought that because they were a big brand, they could demand higher prices.

But UK consumers “are savvier than that,” says Ms Strachan.

Yet for retailers doing a straight currency conversion from their local currency to the country where they are selling their goods also doesn’t necessarily work.

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Image caption Asos local pricing didn’t fit in line with competitors

“Asos made a big thing about launching local websites with a straight currency conversion and it didn’t work – local pricing didn’t fit in line with competitors.

“Brands need to look at who else is operating in that space, the wealth of consumers there, and what they’re willing to pay, and then price accordingly using localised pricing structures,” says Ms Strachan.

Many firms, particularly larger brands such as Hermes also use currency hedging to protect themselves. This involves working with a bank to buy currency at the current rate to protect themselves against adverse future volatility.

In the end, though Ms Strachan says a company’s ability to cope with currency volatility comes down to how much people want to buy what they sell.

“If they still want it customers will buy it,” she says.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40352908

Gabriel Jesus:’ I like a challenge. The biggest battles go to the biggest warriors’


The brilliant Palmeiras and Brazil forward tells the Guardian about the phone call from Pep Guardiola that convinced him to connect Manchester City and that his mum is never pleased with him unless he helps out defensively too

No one wants to be told off by their baby and Gabriel Jesus is no different. The Brazilian wonderkid, who signed for Manchester City in the summer for 27 m and will join the Premier League leads in January, has the potential to become one of best available forwards in “the worlds” but what obligates him stand out even more is his desire to too help out defensively.

It is not a peculiarity he shares with too many forwards but then they are not able to get a rollocking from their baby if they do not is to assist at the back. Gabriel Jesus does. Yes, its true-life that my mother has a go at me when I dont track back, he reads in his first interrogation with non-Brazilian media since signing for City. We are very, very close and she challenges a lot from me, which is great. She only praises me if I have done something are worth accolade. I am really happy to have a mum like that, that actually upkeeps. She always tells me the truth and her franknes helps me a lot.

Mrs Vera Lcia is a constant and staggeringly positive spirit in Gabriel Jesuss life and that is no surprise considering his upbringing. The participates parent were killed when Gabriel Jesus was young and his mother elevated him and his three brethren on her own. She was a cleaner back then and there was not a lot of money around. A football actor grows up faster than other people, he suggests. I grew up very quickly because of certain difficulties and responsibilities that I have always had.

Gabriel Jesus is a really mature 19 -year-old. We gratify at Academia de futebol, Palmeirass training centre and he is respectful and humble. He does not wear sunglasses or headphones and does not play with his mobile during the interview. He starts by apologising for running late. I had to do the sparkler soak, he explains.

It has been a stormy 18 months for “the mens” from Jardim Peri, a humble community on the suburbs of So Paulo( it is a comunidade , a kind of favela , exclusively a little bit more peaceful ). In March 2015 he made his debut for Palmeiras after tallying 37 objectives in 22 games in the Paulista Under-1 7 competition and at the end of the season he was identified the best beginner of the Brasileiro .

And that was just the beginning. This summer he won Olympic gold with Braziland then stimulated his debut for the elderly crew, tallying two destinations in a 3-0 away prevail against Ecuador. And he is still a teen. The former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo, for one, is a devotee: When I attend Gabriel I think about my own past. He has a phenomenal outing ahead, Ronaldo told TV Globo recently.

It is not that long ago Gabriel Jesus was playing for the amateur crew Pequeninos do Meio Ambiente on the tars of the military prison camp Romo Gomes. He moved on to Anhanguera but, unlike many colossal talents these days, he did not join a upper side Palmeiras until persons under the age of 15 so his profession was very much shaped by street football.

Gabriel Jesus: skills, manoeuvres and points.

His childhood neighbourhood is always on his knowledge and on his scalp. On his forearm there is a tattoo demo a son with a ball in his hand looking at a favela in front of him, fantasy of a better future in football. The tattoo is almost identical to the one that his sidekick Neymar has.

I have always experienced working hard and thats why I try to give my best tactically as well as going forward. From an early age, in my vrzea eras[ a special type of Brazilian street football ], I tried to take in all the instructions of all the tutors I had. I am the same today. After all, it is very important to enter the tar knowing what I have to do to help the team.

He no longer was living in Jardim Peri but goes back to visit friends. When doing so in December he was stopped by the police while driving his expensive vehicle. A dark-skinned son cannot drive a neat automobile in the region where he grew up without being stopped by the police. Everyone knows how hard it is to be pitch-black in local communities, he wrote on Instagram.

He remain in Jardim Peri until last year. He could have left for So Paulo as early as 2010 but the club did not give him adaptation, meaning that he would have had to travel for four hours to get to and from instruct, and that would have had a negative impact on his institution work.

Not that Gabriel Jesus paid too much attention to anything apart from football. My whole life had all along been football and that simply, he remarks. Since I was six years old Ive only really was just thinking about football. I used to watch it on Tv, gambling video games and so on. I only cherish football. Some beings joke that I am too into it but football merely summing-up up my life.

His discipline is surprising for the purposes of the a young age, and “its probably” one of the things that has impressed Pep Guardiola, the manager who was desperate to draw him to City. Gabriel Jesus was a red-hot prospect even before the Olympics and City were able to beat off challenger from Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain partly because of a phone call from their new manager.

It was a complicated decision, but in the end my desire to learn acquired, Gabriel Jesus says. The spirit of Guardiola as a administrator at City and the facts of the case that it is a great club were very important factors in my final decision. Guardiolas phone call was a huge part of me deciding to go there. It induced me realise that Id love to work with him. I dont know him personally hitherto but he already prepared me feel very safe about his assignment there.

Gabriel Jesus, celebrating here after scoring for Palmeiras against Figueirense in June, be available to win the Brazilian designation before coming to Manchester. Photo: Brazil Photo Press/ CON/ LatinContent/ Getty Images

Where will he play though? City are not exactly lacking in criticizing flair with Sergio Agero, Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Nolito, Kelechi Iheanacho, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy San and Jess Navas able to occupy the forward stances. For Palmeiras Gabriel Jesus played wide-ranging on the left before Cuca, the manager, moved him into the centre with good results: 11 aims in 18 tournament games.

I ponder I will fight for a lieu as a winger in the team, he responds. I actually wish playing as a left-winger rather than a striker, but I precisely want to be very clear that Im willing to play in either standing. I am often prepared to give up a position high on the slope and help out defensively because some good tag and tackling can result in a point for my team in the end. Id like to think that Im a versatile player.

Only two years ago, during the course of its World Cup, Gabriel Jesus was covering the sidewalk of his street in green and yellow-bellied as a love. Today he is one of the reference points in attack for golf-club and country. Palmeiras are defying for the designation, they trounce Corinthians 2-0 at the weekend to stand top, and Gabriel Jesus desperately wants to leave for Manchester City having won the league. At Verdo he is an undisputed idol Glory, immortality, alleluia, is Gabriel Jesus is the song that everything devotees sing( even if it exasperates his mother, who is a very religious person ).

But even if he lends the Brazilian designation to his Olympic medal, he will not get too carried away. I try to manage my progress in a down-to-earth fashion, he remarks. Some participates prevail a award and think that they are on top of the world. I dont let it go to my heading. People idolise me for triumphing the Olympics but I save reading: It is just a medal.

Arguably the biggest challenge lies ahead forcing his acces into Citys starting XI. All this change does not “re scared” at all, he says. My life has always been full of challenges. Clearly this is a bigger one, but best available duels are given to the best fighters. I will listen to the managers belief and his advice in order to enhance and adapt as fast as I maybe can.

Chris Soules Alleged Of Buying Alcohol Before Accident, Prosecution Claims


New information continues tocome to the surface about former BachelorChris Soules alleged hit-and-run car accident this past week, in which he had allegedly left the background of a fatal crash.

Soules was reportedly driving a Chevy pickup truck in Iowa when he allegedly moved another operator and vehicleoffthe road, as to be provided by TMZ. A statement provided to Elite Daily by such other representatives for Soules suggested of the incident 😛 TAGEND

Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening( April 24) in a urban part of Iowa near his house. Hewas destroyed to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Moshers family.

According to Perezhilton.com, Soules claimed to have handled the appalling occasion appropriately by remaining with the main victims until the EMTs arrived, calling 911 and checking for a pulse. However, lawyers are now lending more claimsto the action against him.

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The prosecution claims the Iowa native bought alcohol before the accident and apparently destroyed it just before the crash.

In a new legal document, the prosecution alleges Soules scaped demonstrating written explanations about the empty and partly downed open alcoholic drink located in and around his vehicle that he was understood obtaining at a convenience store shortly before the accident.

However, “there wasnt” evidences or video evidence of Soulespurchasing the alcohol to support the claim. Additionally, officials were not able to experiment his blood alcohol material( BAC) or look for signalings of delirium when he left the scene of the crash.Elite Daily reached out to such other representatives for Soules on the charge, who said 😛 TAGEND

Neither Mr. Soules nor his legal counsel is likely to be responding to the numerous tabloid form clauses and journalists who have been reporting false and confusing stories by quoting unnamed generators. Rather, they will be focusing on presenting the truth, which will divulge how inaccurate and unfair so many of these news histories ought to have. We are confident that the fair-minded citizens of Iowa will do what theyve always done reserve judgment until all of the accurate information is properly presented.

Souleswas initially held ona $10,000 bail, which he posted.

In Iowa, the laws and regulations territory a driver Must end after road traffic accidents. If they do not, like in the event of a hit-and-run, that person could face a class D felony charge and up to five years in prison.

The reality TV star is currently aiming to have the felony charge descended, according to PerezHilton.com.

Buchanan County Jail

Right now, we move continued supportto both Soules and Moshers families.

Rob& Chyna: the saddest reveal on Tv


The format of this dreadfully dull show is identical to other persons of the Kardashian empire: wearisome stages of people sitting in kitchens not devouring cheese plates

Is there a least qualified reality appearance superstar than Rob Kardashian? If you lined up 10 parties from the shedding document of A& Es Intervention and Rob Kardashian and had to choose one to base an ongoing tv series around, would you ever pick him unless you knew his last name? Isnt this a tragedy? Shouldnt we all be more upset?

Sunday darkness debut of the brand-new E! succession Rob& Chyna labels the render of the black sheep Kardashian to the public eye. Hes invested years of their own lives unwilling to leave his room, which made him to addition( his terms) a control of weight. He seems little cozy clearing gaze contact with other human beings than the little orphan girl Newt from the movie Aliens. A Los Angeles Dodgers hat covers whats left of the poorest of the poor people thin, matted “hairs-breadth”. His wardrobe consists of T-shirts , nondescript jeans and sneakers. In other words, when I watch this astoundingly depressing curriculum, I recognize myself and what I might become( minus the millions of dollars ).

The first few minutes of Rob& Chyna intend to draw us sympathize with Rob and his pregnant fiancee Blac Chyna. As an aside, isnt it a bit horrid that Blac Chyna get almost entirely by the refer Chyna in the first chapter now that the original Chyna the former WWE wrestler has died? Its like ransacking through someones jewelry after a funeral.

Regardless of what you call her, Blac Chyna is the actual starring of this prove, even if her reputation is second on the pavilion. She came up from the world-famous piece clubs of Atlanta and became something of an entrepreneur, at least in accordance with the rules that we define that text in 2016. She took the Kardashian template of monetizing tabloid infamy through a faith of identity social media ubiquity, labelled makes, and now, the final article of the mystify, an E! world dealership. Shes become a major supporting player in the ongoing Kardashian meta-narrative having a baby with the rapper Tyga, who then leaves her for Kylie Jenner, which leads to Chyna join forces with Rob. Whether or not her relationship with Rob is genuine or a calculated effort to increase her paying potential is not for me to decide (* cough its bullshit cough *) but what is is whether or not this TV show is good. Its not.

Rob& Chyna: gone with high winds. Image: E!

If your litmus test for staying with a program is answering the issues to does someone fart within the first 10 times with a yes, then Rob& Chyna is for you. Spoiler alert, Chyna farts in the car. If “youd prefer” a little bit of drama, then maybe flip over to another channel. Or hurl your cable container or streaming invention into the nearest open body of water and walk into the town square. Either one is fine with me.

The format of this painfully dulls show is identical to the other outposts of the Kardashian empire: interminable scenes of beings driving indulgence vehicles on featureless freeways, be standing kitchens not chewing cheese sheets, or folding robes for a business expedition that may or may not ever happen. During these scenes, mush-mouthed pod parties debate some ill-defined conflict. Someone needs to go to rehab for a ambiguous difficulty. Someone needs to text someone back about a concept that happened off camera. Person feelings disrespected. A party invite is lost in the mail. Watching these presents is like speaking the most banal email thread at 3am. Plug sad-eyed agoraphobe Rob Kardashian into this format and you have a dry for insomnia so potent, the Food and Drug Administration should govern it.

The ostensible plot of this escapade revolves around Rob alleging Chyna of texting people behind his back. He testifies this to be the case because he discovers that Chyna has changed the passcode on her iPhone. He even insinuates that shes fastening up with her ex, Tyga. All of this takes situate with Rob spread out comfortably on a bed. Chyna disavows any immorality, then accuses Rob of contacting wives behind her back. He apparently admits it, which I vaguely remember before my eyelids glued closed for the evening. It must be the case, because the very next incident is Chyna in another expensive automobile screaming at Rob to stop texting bitches.

These are the moments one watches reality Tv for aggressivenes, incoherent scream and curse. This is why I wish the Andy Cohen Bravo model for reality over the clumsy Ryan Seacrest/ Kris Jenner indulgence gabfests. Contrast Rob& Chyna with Bravos Below Deck, currently on its fourth season and with one spinoff under its loop. Below Decks premise is simple: give a bunch of attractive deckhands on a mega-yacht, ply them with alcohol, and encourage them to melt down every escapade. Would you preferably watch that or a substantiate starring parties too far-famed to manufacture proper fools of themselves for your amusement? The reaction is, neither, Im a grownup who is too busy lending quality to the culture to demoralize myself with such trifles, but dont fret, I picked the show about yachties drunkenly hooking up too.

I will say that the producers of Rob& Chyna( which include the titular Rob and Chyna among their grades) do try to spice acts up. Scott Disick appears in the role of Robs only friend in the entire world and his chauffeur, schlepping him around Los Angeles like a pasty white Morgan Freeman from Driving Miss Daisy. Theres a memorable scene where Rob saunters into Chynas home in full Eeyore mode, carrying blooms to apologize for texting bitches. Chyna isnt having it, grabs the flowers, grubs them in a reserve, then knocks Rob out of her mansion. This is the turning point of the alleged storey, as the rest of the chapter concerns Chyna trying to get Rob to text her back, as she has seemingly be pointed out that she hollered at him to leave her alone while pissing all over his romantic gesticulate. Im sure Rob Kardashian, AKA Calabasas Morrissey, truly took that well.

Finally, Kris Jenner, matriarch of the expansive Kardashian family and former nemesis of Blac Chyna, appears to counsel Chyna on how to deal with Rob. Jenner is shown to be so wise that I half expected her to have grown a whisker, picked up a large wand, and hurled on a pointy hat off-screen. Much has been made of how Blac Chyna is so astute and took down the Kardashians by getting engaged to Rob. Thats a neat little underdog narrative, but if you think that Kris Jenner isnt inventive enough to use this to her advantage and will be the ultimate winner of this dim-witted tournament, then you arent paying attention to the display. Thats fine, since it probably saw you pass out from boredom, but the facts of the case remains that one of the last faces you see in this first escapade is Kris Jenner. The whole stupid endeavor is hers and hers alone. Chyna can have a piece, as long as she compensates her taxes to her feudal lord.

And then theres Rob. At last, they found a style to monetize his mopey look and wrinkled clothes. Instead of a Shrek-like soul they deter locked away in a cellar, he has his own prove, which simply furthers the aims of their own families. In exchange, this follower who maybe has real clinical depression has to pretend to be a TV sun. By collision, E! has stumbled upon the saddest picture on television, so fitted with existential desperation that youd accept it was drummed up by a government-funded columnist in some mushy Scandinavian country over a bottle of cheap scotch. If “youre watching” more than one of these occurrences, youll maybe find yourself not leaving the house for years, just like Rob Kardashian.

If it quacks like a duck … will a car horn be less annoying?


Experts in South Korea think they have found a little irritating channel to express your thwarting with fellow motorists. Well, it beats flip-flop them the bird

At the risk of clanging like Michael Gove, I make the problem with experts is that they dont agree. Investigates in Seoul, having experimented many car noises on 100 volunteers, have found that horns would suit us all much better if they announced like ducks still overseeing to alert beings while being less bothering. Nonetheless, Mike Stigwood, a consultant with noise-pollution professional MAS Environmental, couldnt disagree more. No, absolutely not. You involve a noise that triggers the gumption in an alarming behavior and immediately draws your attention which is what sirens and car horns currently do. A quack is not that noise, except possibly to ducks.

The thing we hear is the intention beneath the noise, and intentionality determines reaction. It is also the difference between what you are acclimatised to and what you become hypersensitive to. Someone moving from the countryside to live next to a motorway will have acclimatised to the traffic noise within a few months, Stigwood speaks. Whereas if your neighbour has a rock-band recital twice a week, you are able to get to the point where even the cars gathering up on the driveway will prompt adverse emotion.

In the UK, unlike in Paris or Rome, there is a tendency to clanged our horns when were chafed with a specific person, and not just when were annoyed at trafficking in human beings. I spent some years reviewing automobiles, driving a different one each week, and hardly ever knew where the horn was. This resulted in either random honking( I had a Lexus formerly, in which my son, leaning back to perforate my daughter, accidentally resounded the trumpet, place me in boasts mode and turned on the windscreen wipers) or not being able to honk at all, whereupon I had to make do with obscene gestures.

Some sees on trumpet give, in no particular tell: its hardly ever an emergency, and almost always an aural epithet; everybody in your vicinity, including pedestrians, thinks you symbolize them; murderous handwriting signals are, peculiarly, a lot less aggressive, and people often end up chuckling; if you were to limit horn use to situations of real and present threat, you would probably do it no more than formerly a year.

My considered adjudication, therefore, is to have two musics: a cornet for sincere threat that you almost never use, and a quack for swearing at beings, which will release your storm but take the heat out of your rudeness.

The client is always wrong: Tesla gives out self-driving car data- when it dress


The luxury car maker is speedy to divulge data to intimate its technology was not responsible for crashes but refuses to let drivers themselves experience the data logs

Luxury car maker Tesla is throwing some drivers privacy for the purposes of the pedals following collisions in order to defend its hi-tech self-driving auto technology.

And while the company has handed data to media following accidents, it wont provision its clients data records to the drivers themselves, according to interviews conducted by the Guardian.

Tesla regularly contacts more details about clangs committing its gondolas with the media whenever a operator times a paw at its automation software following road traffic accidents.

Autopilot has been shown to save lives and reduce collision paces, and we believe it is important that the public have a factual understanding of our technology, announced a company spokesperson in an email.

The Guardian could not find a single lawsuit in which Tesla had sought the permission of a client who had been involved in an accident before sharing detailed information from the customers auto with the press where reference is self-driving software was been questioned. Tesla declined to provide any such examples and feuded the description of its automation application, called Autopilot, as self-driving.

Data that shows up in the press often comes from the onboard computers of the cars themselves and can tell the public and law enforcement officials whether a patrons hands were on the pedal, when a entrance was opened, which of its self-driving processes have participated actively at the moment and whether or not they had malfunctioned.

In merely one case the May death of Canton, Ohio, Tesla move Joshua Brown has the company publicly admitted that its software made a mistake. In that case, the Autopilot software did not understand the lily-white surface of a tractor-trailer as it moved in front of the car against the grey sky. The driver was apparently watching one of the Harry Potter movies at that moment and did not picture the vehicle, either.

Tesla takes problem with the specific characteristics of Autopilots performance in the crash as a los and told the Guardian that it only gives detailed information from the locate of auto accidents to the press when it believes person was mentioned in the media is being unfair.

In responding to another gate-crash, the collision of a Tesla Model S with a van parked on a Swiss freeway, the company declined to send a purchaser the data records from his own vehicle, according to the motorist of the Model S.

The driver, who spoke to the Guardian on condition that his reputation not appear in this article, praised the companys progress but said the disintegrate had given him territories. I still love my Tesla, he answered. Tesla is on the right tracks, but they need to speed up the tempo and be more open and honest with the data they collect.

The Swiss driver used to say as a Tesla fanboy he was interested in find the material the company could order his vehicles systems to collect something that he mentioned would be vital to them in a court of law. Tesla said it doesnt indicate anyone the logs themselves, only a description of the records that it assigns to media when it seems the soundnes of its concoction has been impugned.

Drivers dont have access to this data to defend themselves if they need it, the Swiss driver mentioned. So current data is 100% to the disadvantage of the drivers.

In various other suits, Tesla appears to have circulated data regarding its cars onboard computers to the press in an effort to defend its own commodities at the expense of their customers.

Last-place May, Utah driver Jared Overtons Tesla gate-crashed into a trailer allegedly on its own; Tesla moved two media organizations its letter to Overton including detailed information saying that Overton had activated the cars Summon function, detailing when and how its doorways had opened and accusing Overton for not pressing cancel in time to prevent the crash. In a same incident to the Swiss crash, Los Angeles motorist Arianna Simpson alleged Autopilot failed to prevent her Model S from slamming into a stopped auto on interstate 5 outside Lebec, California. Tesla said she had exploited the dampers, taking the car out of sail ascendancy. In June, an unnamed Montana Tesla driver accused an Autopilot malfunction for a auto disintegrate Tesla responded by telling Fortune that the motorist hadnt had his or her handwritings on the steering wheel according to a report to Tesla from the cars sensors. Albert Scaglione, a Michigan art dealer, was quoth for careless driving on the Pennsylvania turnpike in July, after his Model X disintegrated and rolled over, disabling his son-in-law, “whos” the car with him. Scaglione accused an Autopilot malfuction; at first Tesla pleaded knowledge, doing the disintegrate had detriment the antenna and prevented it from compiling the data. Scaglione was cited for careless driving, according to public records; the company said Scaglione did not responded to its inquests. Less than a few weeks eventually, Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that he had subsequently insured the logs and they purged the company of any misbehavior.

The FBI finds the car a missing Chinese grad student was seen entering


(CNN)Security camera video showed the visiting Chinese scholar getting into a black Saturn Astra hatchback on the University of Illinois campus the afternoon of June 9.

Since then, nobody has seen Yingying Zhang, 26.
On Tuesday the FBI announced it had found the Saturn, but would not say where it was or to whom the vehicle belonged. Few details have been released about the search since it began.
    The FBI is treating the disappearance as a kidnapping, but the campus police, in an update on the case, say they are calling it a missing persons case.
    “While we categorize this as a missing person case, the FBI may use different terminology to categorize its investigations, and kidnapping is one possibility of many that we are pursuing,” the web posting said. “At this point in the investigation, there is no way to confirm exactly what happened, and we are not ruling anything out.”
    Zhang had a yearlong position at the university. The state’s flagship Urbana-Champaign campus has about 5,600 Chinese students enrolled, more than any other school in the United States, the Chicago Tribune says.
    Zhang graduated last year with a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, the Tribune reported.
    “She was about six weeks into her appointment as a scholar in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences when she disappeared,” said school spokeswoman Robin Kaler.

    She talked to driver

    University police said Zhang had just gotten off a bus before the four-door hatchback approached her. Zhang can be seen standing by a tree as a black Saturn Astra pulls up next to her. She had a brief conversation with the driver before entering the vehicle.
    The FBI says the vehicle appeared to be driven by a white male who circled the area before making contact with Zhang.
    Zhang is 5-foot-4 and weighs 110 pounds, according to the FBI. She was last seen wearing a charcoal-colored baseball cap, a pink and white top, jeans and white tennis shoes. She carried a black backpack.

    Her father arrives

    Police have begged for patience from concerned students.
    “We realize that this has been a source of anxiety for our entire campus community,” campus Police Chief Jeff Christensen said in a message to the town. “Our concern for Yingying grows with each day that passes. … While we cannot share specific details on the investigation in order to maintain its integrity and direction, we continue to make progress in our search, and we will not give up until we find her.”
    Police say they are searching security camera footage, local hospitals, working with rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft, and checking other records.
    Zhang’s father, Ronggao Zhang, traveled from Nanping, China, to do what he could to help find his daughter, the Tribune reported.
    The Chinese Students and Scholars Association plans to hold a walk and concert Thursday to show their concern for Zhang, reported the student paper, The Daily Illini.

    Rewards offered for information

    Zhang’s family has teamed up with Champaign County Crime Stoppers to offer a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in her disappearance.
    “This is the largest award Crime Stoppers has ever granted since our inception,” said Champaign County Crime Stoppers President John Hecker.
    “We’ve been in the business, if you will, for more than 30 years. And I think that underscores the importance of how we are looking upon this particular case.”
    The FBI is also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the location of the missing woman.
    The University of Illinois Community Credit Union started a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $30,000. The campaign’s purpose is to provide aid to the Zhang family to cover expenses as the search continues. The campaign had raised over $72,000 by Tuesday morning.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/27/us/chinese-scholar-disappearance-kidnapping-trnd/index.html

    If it quacks like a duck … will a car horn be less exasperating?


    Experts in South Korea think they have found a less irritating style to express your resentment with fellow motorists. Well, it beats turning them the bird

    At the risk of voicing like Michael Gove, I envisage the problem with experts is that they dont agree. Investigates in Seoul, having measured many car rackets on 100 voluntaries, have found that horns would suit us all much better if they sounded like ducks still coping to notify beings while being less irking. However, Mike Stigwood, a consultant with noise-pollution professional MAS Environmental, couldnt disagree more. No, absolutely not. You requirement a noise that provokes the sense in an alarming style and immediately draws your attention which is something that sirens and car horns currently do. A quack is not that noise, except maybe to ducks.

    The thing we sounds is intent beneath the noise, and intentionality governs reply. It is also the difference between what you are acclimatised to and what you become hypersensitive to. Someone moving from the countryside to live next to a motorway will have acclimatised to the traffic noise within a month, Stigwood pronounces. Whereas if your neighbour has a rock-band recital twice a few weeks, you will get to the point where even the cars drawing up on the driveway will trigger adverse emotion.

    In the UK, unlike in Paris or Rome, there is a tendency to announced our horns when were chafed with a particular party, and not just when were annoyed at trafficking in human beings. I expended some years reviewing cars, driving a different one every week, and almost never knew where the cornet was. This resulted in either random honking( I had a Lexus once, in which my son, bending back to pierce my daughter, inadvertently chimed the cornet, employ me in plays mode and turned on the windscreen wipers) or not being able to honk at all, whereupon I had to make do with indecent gestures.

    Some remarks on horn usage, in no particular guild: its almost never situations of emergency, and almost always an aural word; everyone in your vicinity, including pedestrians, thinks you intend them; murderous handwriting signals are, curiously, a lot little vigorous, and people frequently end up laughing; if you were to limit horn use to situations of real and existing chance, you would probably do it no more than once a year.

    My considered adjudication, therefore, is to have two audios: a trumpet for genuine threat that you almost never use, and a quack for swearing at people, which will release your fury but take the heat out of your rudeness.

    These are some of the coolest things Alexa will control



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    Who will you remember as the face or voice of 2017?


    Amazons voice control system and at-home personal assistant has stolen our collective hearts, making the Echo family of products a must-have for any smart home. (Dont have one yet? Compare Echo products here.)

    These eight smart gadgets are a great way to enhance Alexas skills and make your life even easier than you thought possible, all with the power of your voice.

    Hey Alexa

    Is the front door locked?

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    Turn your smart device into a smart key. Create virtual keys for guests and keep track of who comes in and out. Connect to Alexa in order to lock your door from anywhere. Get it here for $199.99.

    Can you turn the lights on in the kitchen.

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    Connect to Alexa and use voice command to control the lights in your home. Its a smart and easy way to control lightning, with smooth wireless dimming. Get it here for $64.99.

    Can you turn off the living room TV outlet.

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    Manage your Smart plugs with Alexa. Assign each outlet a name and control it with voice commands. Get it here for $28.07.

    Can you turn down the heat.

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    The Nest is directly integrated with Alexa. You can control the temperature of your home with your voice depending on your preference. Get it here for $244.78.

    Can you water the front yard.

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    Control the schedule of your sprinklers Rachio so you can start or stop the system with just a few words. Get it here for $199.99.

    How much gas is left in my tank?

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    This Automatic car adapter gives you a full diagnostic of your vehicle. Ask Alexa anything from driving history to where you parked your car. Get it here for $79.95.

    Switch to channel 36.

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    Control your entertainment without lifting a finger. You can switch channels, make the volume louder, and lots more while viewing. Get it here for $139.

    Record a video of the entryway.

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    Connect your SkyBell HD to Alexa in order to increase your home security system. Monitor your front door by starting videos, recording videos, and taking screenshots of activity. Get it here for $219.

    Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/26/alexa-home-accessories/