By Brónach Ní Thuama “HE’S an absolute credit to himself, his family and the school.” Those are the proud words of De La Salle Year Head Nuala McCabe as she beams with pride when asked about her sixth form pupil Barry O’Connor. Last week Barry was driving himself and a few friends to school when he came across a woman in distress on the street. She had fallen in the Riverdale area and had badly injured her face. The quick thinking young man pulled over and ran to offer his assistance, and then after dropping his classmates off to school, proceeded to bring the woman to the Royal Victoria Hospital to ensure she was okay. Speaking to the Andersonstown News the modest Poleglass teenager said: “I just did what anyone would have done. “I haven’t long passed my driving test and myself and a few of my classmates were driving to school at around 8.50am last Tuesday. “I saw the lady trip up and hit her face. I ran over to her and me … [Read more...] about Weeks after passing his driving test Barry helps injured woman
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Almost 2,000 jobs could be created if a huge test track for autonomous and connected vehicles planned at HORIBA MIRA near Nuneaton is given the green light. Plans have been submitted for the facility by the Trusted Intelligent Connected Autonomous Vehicle consortium (TIC-IT) to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. The plan is to create a 1.2m sq ft track on 83 acres of land next to HORIBA MIRA’s existing vehicle testing centre at Higham-on-the-Hill between Nuneaton and Hinckley. The scheme is expected to create 250 jobs on the MIRA Technology Park, 205 jobs at the park in indirect sectors, an estimated 100 construction jobs during development and around 1,350 additional jobs in the region. Safeguarding jobs It would also safeguard 25 existing jobs at MIRA and see the recruitment of around 12 connected and autonomous vehicle researchers, graduates, technicians and apprentices. The application comes in the wake of a deal involving HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University in October … [Read more...] about 2,000 jobs could be created through self-driving test track
North Korea said it will invite journalists, including from the US and South Korea, to the shutdown of its nuclear test site "to ensure transparency". The country's state media reported that North Korea's government had scheduled to dismantle its nuclear bomb test site during "a ceremony" between 23 and 25 May - a few weeks ahead of a historic summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Singapore on 12 June. State media said journalists would be invited to cover the event "to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground to be carried out". The exact date of the closure of the site is reported to depend on weather conditions. Read more US promises North Korea prosperity if it gives up nuclear weapons North Korea to begin dismantling nuclear site ahead of Trump summit North Korea’s nuclear test site 'more damaged' than previously thought Trump says America ‘is being … [Read more...] about North Korea will invite foreign journalists to shutdown of nuclear test site ‘to ensure transparency’
THE driving test has undergone its biggest shake-up in more than 20 years - but what will it mean for new learners? The new laws came into force in December 2017 with new manoeuvres to make it more like real-world driving for learners. Here's the lowdown. What are the new driving test laws? The independent driving part of the test will increase from ten to 20 minutes. The ability to use a sat navs will be introduced into the test. The reverse around a corner and turn in the road manoeuvres will no longer be tested. But you’ll still be tested on parallel parking, parking in a bay and pulling up on the right-hand side of the road. You’ll still be asked the "tell me" question at the start of the test but the "show me" question will be asked during the test - for example showing how to use windscreen wipers. The revised list of tasks in order to pass the new driving test also includes asking candidates to pull up on the right hand side of the road and reverse two car … [Read more...] about What are the new driving test rules, will I have to use a sat nav and when will learners have lessons on motorways?
AS the Beast from the East reaches its tail end, commuters and residents are suffering the aftermath. Here are a few updates, with information on what to do next week. Waste collection Rubbish collections have been suspended on safety grounds. A report on Colchester Council’s website said: “In this exceptional winter weather situation we will prioritise catching up on black bins/bags and food waste, over recycling. This is because black bins/bags often contain sanitary products, such as disposable nappies.” Garden waste collections have been suspended need week to collect black bags. If next week is your scheduled blue week there are no changes to your collection. Food waste, black bags, cans and glass will be collected. Garden waste, plastic and paper will be collected on Mark 12. If next week is your scheduled green week, put your black bags out alongside food waste, paper, and plastics. Do not put garden waste out. Tins and glass … [Read more...] about ESSEX WEATHER: What to expect next week?