‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Motor Mouth: Big Brother wants to know your business — even behind the wheelYou could also run the plate of somebody who dinged your car door, or perhaps find the phone number of somebody who left their dog in a hot car. Of course, all of this stuff sounds a little creepy, too, and much more nefarious motives are not hard to imagine. At any rate, this is some Stephen-King-level eerie stuff, and we’d rather not be a part of it. It’s a constant debate when taking car photos: to cover the licence plate, or not to cover? Well, today will be the day we all start covering up our licence plate in pictures; it’s the day we found out Google and Facebook can read them.Google and Facebook can actually scan a photograph and recognize the letters, turning the plate in the frame into a searchable alphanumeric sequence, something pointed out by, among others, Twitter user Jim Magill.This is likely a product of the image-searchable function, which can recognize similar images and patterns to help you find what you’re looking for. Pink auto insurance card goes digital for Ontario drivers If you want to try it for yourself, type “CJJR 265” into Google images, and you’ll get an image of the Volkswagen Golf R we reviewed earlier this year, with that plate number on it. You’ll even get similar plate numbers from other Volkswagens in VW Canada’s press fleet.All around the office, we’ve tried it with a few of our cars, and it seems to work with Google, as well as on Facebook, and possibly other social media sites.Maybe some good could come from this tech; like if you see a car you think might be for sale by the side of the road and want to know the price, you could just Google it and see if there’s a listing online somewhere.RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlex advertisement Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Porsche 911 Derek McNaughton / Driving Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.
FMC Technologies, Inc., an American global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry, has informed that its net income for the second quarter of 2015 has been cut by more than half to $107.9 million from $226.3 million in the same period last year. The company posted a second quarter 2015 revenue of $1.7 billion, down 15% from the prior-year quarter primarily due to the continued decline in the North American land market and its severe impact on its Surface Technologies segment revenue.According to FMC Technologies, total inbound orders were $1.4 billion, including $1 billion in Subsea Technologies orders. Backlog for the company was $5.3 billion, including Subsea Technologies backlog of $4.7 billion.“Subsea orders were stronger in the second quarter, as we received just over $1.0 billion of awards,” said John Gremp, Chairman and CEO of FMC Technologies. “We have increased confidence of exceeding $3 billion of subsea awards this year. Because our execution remains solid, we maintain our expectation of delivering Subsea Technologies margins of approximately 15 percent for the full year. “Our Surface Technologies segment was severely impacted by the decline in North American activity. We continue to take actions to change our business model and improve our operating effectiveness to address current market conditions and to be well positioned as the market improves.” Subsea TechnologiesSubsea Technologies second quarter revenue was $1.2 billion, down 7 percent from the prior-year quarter due to the strength of the U.S. dollar. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, total revenue increased by $62.2 million year-over-year.Subsea Technologies operating profit decreased 5 percent from the prior-year quarter to $183.5 million, primarily due to the decrease in revenue and $5.4 million of business restructuring costs. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, total operating profit increased by $15.3 million year-over-year.Subsea Technologies inbound orders for the second quarter were $1 billion and backlog was $4.7 billion.OutlookIn its quarterly results report, the company said it expects at least $3 billion of Subsea Technologies awards in 2015.[mappress mapid=”2222″]
The Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at rabbi’s Elephant BarThe Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Plutaluang on Monday, 30th January, to play a stableford competition on the West and North nines, which were in fine condition. This combination is a little long at 6,700 yards and certainly testing and a twenty minute timeout for rain after six holes certainly added to the challenge. The field was divided into two flights at fifteen and under and in the second flight Gary Bolger entered a score of 31 points for third place, whilst Henry Mah and Vic Barton shared the win with scores of 32 points. In the top flight Steve Jones used this, his final round this trip, to show he has not lost it after a dismal run of scores and he produced an excellent card of 36 points for third place. In second was Rick Schramm with 39 points to show everyone that his recovery from bronchitis is well on track. The flight winner was Pete Sumner with an excellent gross 76 giving him 40 points in a round he will savour for a while yet with eleven pars and three birdies making a mockery of the course and the damp conditions.There were birdie ‘2’s on the Lighthouse hole for Steve Jones, Dave Moriarty, Gary Bolger and Kevin McConnell whilst Rick Schramm birdied the two par threes on the front nine to complete the pot.The Booby Bevy went to Mike and Yvonne Earley for dashing away on Friday before it could be awarded, leaving Mr Len, bronchitic and weary, to finish both bottles of a beer he dislikes. Bah!! What goes around, comes around at the PGS obviously. The day had been well marshalled by Tony Thorne and the plaudits were all for Pete Sumner after a sumptuous round of golf.Late burst gives Earley winOn Friday, 3rd February, the Pattaya Golf Society visited Mountain Shadow to play a stableford competition on the testing course which demands accuracy rather than length off the blue tees. The course was in splendid condition with good running fairways and the huge greens receptive and true.Visits and visa runs had reduced the field to one flight for the day and in third place was Rick Schramm finishing his excellent week with 34 points. In second was Dave Moriarty with 36 points but the “Giants” fan could be excused if his mind was elsewhere this weekend. The winner was Mike Earley whose round was steady, if not spectacular, until the final four holes when he finished with ten points to shoulder his way into top place.There were birdie ‘2’s for Will Bean, Dave Moriarty, Joe Niisato, Larry Slattery and Martin Hennessy (two) and the Booby Bevy went to Rob Alexander on his first visit to Pattaya and its golf. Harsh lessons lie ahead but his first lesson was that a change of clothes is essential after golf!
By The Nelson Daily SportsJared Gaylord scored twice to lead Spokane to a 6-2 victory over the host Leafs in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Spokane scored twice two minutes into the contest — Gaylord and Connor McIntosh doing the damage — and never looked back holding period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. Bryce Twible scored both goals for the Leafs.Nelson was missing a few players to injury, including Jaden Bennett and Kaleb Comishin.The Leafs, finishing the round robin with a 3-1 record, advanced to the final by stopping Creston 2-1. The East Kootenay squad defeated Nelson in the final round robin contest Saturday. Spokane got past Elk Valley in the other semi final.The Leafs opened the tournament by stopping Elk Valley 7-6. Ben Woodward paved the way for Nelson, scoring three times for the victors. Twible added a pair while Jayden Maida and Taylor Cooper added singles.Curt Doyle earned the win in goal for Nelson.Five different players scored for the Leafs in a 5-1 decision over Cranbrook. Joey Timmermans registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps kept the winning streak alive by doubling rival Trail 6-3 Saturday morning. Cooper scored twice to lead Nelson.In the final round robin contest Creston scored three second period goals to dump Nelson 6-3. Everett Hicks scored twice to lead Nelson [email protected]
The month on the calendar says August.Not really hockey weather as temperatures ranged in the low 30s C on the weekend.But that didn’t stop the Nelson Leafs from being the first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise out of the blocks as the Green and White kicked off the season with its 2016 training camp at the NDCC Arena.While most everyone was thinking about cooling off from the late blast of summer, approximately 40 players battled for a spot on the new-look Leafs.“I think the camp is going very well,” returning Leaf defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff said following the morning ice session Sunday.Chernenkoff, who played 36 games for Nelson last season where the Crescent Valley native score five times and added 10 assists, will be counted on to help bolster a blueline that was a minus-35 last season.“We’ve got a great group of guys all competing for spots,” Chernenkoff said.“The tempo is high . . . which is good. So I think it’s going to be a great start to our season.”Leafs Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella and General Manager Sean Dooley logged more miles than Greyhound during the off-season to recruit the right players to restore the Leafs to the glory years of the past.Starting the camp two weeks before most teams was another way to change up a franchise that has struggled to get out of the first round of the playoffs the past couple of seasons.“I’m really pleased the players we have here,” DiBella said.“They’ve come in shape, and they’re committed . . . showing us what they can do to make this hockey team.”The camp opened Friday with on-ice sessions as well as games and off-ice meetings. Saturday the coaching staff continued to evaluate the players before first round of cuts was made Sunday morning.The camp concluded Sunday evening.“We spent a lot of time finding the kind of players that we want to have here,” DiBella explained.“Players who can play the brand of hockey we want here . . . many who have been hand picked,” DiBella adds.The training camp determines the 14 forwards, seven defencemen and two or three netminders Nelson takes into the exhibition season, which opens August 31 against Castlegar Rebels.DiBella is optimistic that a handful of the players selected will be locals.“There’s always a few surprises filtering down from Junior A and there may be a few from the roster moving up from this level to Junior A but we’ve done our homework by talking to teams some of our players are going to camps with,” DiBella said.“We pretty much know what their status is and are pretty confident with out depth chart and how we plan to move forward.”One thing that is for certain, the Leafs don’t plan on wasting a whole lot of money transferring players on and off the roster, as was the policy last season.The roster posted on the bulletin board Sunday as training camp breaks won’t deviate much from the one Leafs take into playoffs come February.“It’s early. It looks good. It’s tough to say what the team is going to be like but I think we’re going to come out of the gates fine this year and have a really strong start to our season,” Chernenkoff said.DiBella said there would be a skeleton crew of players practicing for the next few weeks while others attend Junior A training camps.Chernenkoff is one of those players going to try his luck in the Silver City attending the camp of the Trail Smoke Eaters.“I’m going to Trail to try my luck there,” he said. “But if I end up back in Nelson, I’m going to battle it out and be the happiest kid on the team.”Ooooh. After last season, it’s too bad its only August.How many sleeps are left before the season starts?Too many for Leaf fans.
DayOne Wednesday28 AugustsMunster5 Connacht 6FoursomesP O’Keeffe & E Griffin bt R Mullarney & JMcDonnell 5&4; G O’Mahony & S Desmond lost to J Lyons & S Walker3&1; G Lenehan & P Murray lost to TJ Ford & S Flanagan 1H; AMcCormack & C Butler halved with H Gillivan & A HillSinglesP O’Keeffe halved with J McDonnell; E Griffin bt SWalker 1H; S Desmond lost to R Mullarney 4&3; G Lenehan bt H Gillivan3&2; G O’Mahony lost to J Lyons 3&2; P Murray bt TJ Ford 1H; C Butler lost to S Flanagan 5&4Ulster3 Leinster 8FoursomesT McLarnon & C Campbell lost to R Brazill &R Lester 1H; M McClean & M McKinstry lost to A Fahy & H Foley 5&3;R Williamson & J Hood lost to R Moran & G Dunne 2&1; R Black &W Small lost to P O’Hanlon & K Egan 1HSinglesM McClean bt R Brazill 3&2; M McKinstry lost toR Lester 3&2; T McLarnon lost K Egan 2&1; R Williamson lost to H Foley2H; C Campbell bt R Moran 3&1; R Black lost to A Fahy 2&1; J Hood bt PO’Hanlon 6&5Day2Thursday29 AugustConnacht5 Ulster 6FoursomesR Mullarney & J McDonnell lost to T McLarnon& C Campbell 4&3; J Lyons & S Walker bt M McClean & M McKinstry3&2; S Flanagan & TJ Ford bt R Black & W Small 2&1; H Gillivan& A Hill halved with R Williamson & J HoodSinglesR Mullarney bt M McClean 3&2; S Flanagan lost toT McLarnon 4&2; S Walker lost to C Campbell 2&1; A Hill halved with MMcKinstry; H Gillivan lost to W Small 1H; TJ Ford bt R Williamson 2&1; JMcDonnell lost to J Hood 1H;Munster2.5 Leinster 8.5FoursomesP O’Keeffe & E Griffin lost to R Brazill & RLester 4&2; A McCormack & G O’Mahony lost to H Foley & A Fahy5&3; C Butler & S Desmond lost to R Moran & G Dunne 1H; G Lenehan& P Murray lost to P O’Hanlon & K Egan 3&2SinglesE Griffin halved with R Lester; P O’Keeffe lost to RBrazill 5&4; S Desmond lost to K Egan 1 hole; G Lenehan bt H Foley 1H; AMcCormack halved with G Dunne; C Butler lost to R Moran 4&3; P Murrayhalved with A FahyDayThreeFriday30 AugustUlster9 Munster 2FoursomesT McLarnon & C Campbell bt P O’Keeffe & GLenehan 5&4; M McClean & M McKinstry bt S Desmond & E Griffin 1H; RBlack & W Small bt C Butler & G O’Mahony 3&2; J Hood & RWilliamson lost to P Murray & A McCormack 1HSinglesM McClean bt P O’Keeffe 2&1; T McLarnon lost toE Griffin 5&3; C Campbell bt G Lenehan 3&2; M McKinstry bt S Desmond4&3; R Black bt P Murray 1H; W Small bt G O’Mahony 2H; J Hood bt AMcCormack 2HLeinster4 Connacht 7FoursomesR Brazill & R Lester bt H Gillivan & A Hill3&2; A Fahy & H Foley lost to S Flanagan & TJ Ford 5&4; R Moran& G Dunne halved with S Walker & J Lyons; K Egan & P O’Hanlonhalved with R Mullarney & J McDonnellSinglesR Lester bt A Hill 2&1; R Brazill bt S Flanagan6&5; K Egan lost to R Mullarney 2&1; H Foley lost to J McDonnell 2H; GDunne lost to S Walker 1H; R Moran lost to TJ Ford 1H; P O’Hanlon lost to JLyons 1Hprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Final Table1Leinster 2Ulster3Connacht4MunsterScores
Wilson, Duke and Colvin started off strong in the second quarter to get things going, however, Duke was on the receiving end of a Green Card shortly after. Canada appeared to have more chances throughout the second quarter, however, none prevailed. A bounce over Mullan’s stick skimmed the back of it before she circled it expertly around her opponent and found a Canadian foot. The awarding penalty corner awarded to Ireland was overturned by the video umpire for a back-stick. The sides were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the doubleheader threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with a penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved and a scramble ensued, with Mullan pushing the rebound out of the circle to be taken back up the pitch. Hawkshaw was solid up near Canada circle, with Tice strong in defence later in Q1 when Canada threatened 13 minutes in. The sides remained level in the first quarter with neither team adding to the scoreboard. Canada failed to convert a huge chance in the thirdquarter to put themselves on the scoreboard. A penalty corner for Irelandfailed to convert in the final quarter, and the sides remained level going intothe final minute. Canada were awarded two consecutive penalty corners in thefinal minute of the game. The final hooter went with level sides still. Apenalty shoot-out was to decide the fate of both teams. The Penalty shoot-out saw Ireland down 3 – 1 at one point. However, the team held their nerve with Bethany Barr bringing them back up to 3 – 2 down. Chloe Watkins brought the equaliser and Canada’s Johnston was denied by McFerran, taking them to sudden death. The packed house in Energia Park held its breath. Roisin Upton slipped by Williams and put the ballacross the line for Ireland, surviving a video referral. Woodcroft failed totake her shot before the 8 seconds were up, and Ireland secured their ticket toTokyo. The first Irish Women’s Hockey team to do so ever.Ireland: A McFerran, R Upton, K Mullan, S McCay, LTice, B Barr, C Watkins, L Colvin, N Daly, A O’Flanagan, Z WilsonSubs: S Barr, N Evans, G Pinder, H Matthews, SHawkshaw, D Duke, L MurphyCanada: K Williams, K Wright, D Hennig, R Donohoe, KJohansen, N Aourissea, S McManus, A Woodcroft, B Stairs, S Johnston, SNorlanderSubs: A Lee, E Wong, K Leahy, H Haughn, N Woodcroft,M Secco, R HarrisUmpires: Y Makar (CRO), M Meister (GER)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland’s Roisin Upton celebrates with fans after Ireland’s win over Canada last night.Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Athenry defeated Clarinbridge on Saturday 2-9 to 0-11 to win the county U21 A hurling title for the 11th time. First half goals from Man of the Match Donal Parr and Darren Collins helped the winners to a 2-4 to 0-6 half time lead and they maintained that five point advantage throughout the second half to dent Clarinbridge back to back titles. Reporting from Kenny Park was Tommy Devane… After the game, Tommy spoke to Athenry manager Niall Sunderland… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
MALCOM’S agent is flying to England today to speak with both Tottenham AND Liverpool.The Brazilian wonderkid shone in the French League with Bordeaux last season which has alerted the Premier League’s big guns.2 Malcom had a fine season in France with Bordeaux – but could now be swapping Ligue 1 for the Premier LeagueCredit: AFPThe 21-year-old finished with 12 goals in 35 games from the wing, with seven assists, and now looks set for a move elsewhere.Premium Sports are reporting that the youngster’s agent will hold talks with Spurs and the Reds today.Inter Milan are waiting in the wings if Malcom decides the Premier League isn’t for him.Malcom is braced to leave Bordeaux at the end of the season after revealing in January he had struck an agreement with the club to let him go in the summer to his preferred destination.2 Malcom may just be 21-years-old, but there are a few clubs ready to take the plunge on the £50m-rated wingerCredit: AFPHe has made it no secret that he is eyeing a move to a bigger club, and as well as Spurs, Liverpool and Inter Milan, PSG is another potential favourite for him.Previously speaking to beIN SPORTS, he said: “PSG is the dream too.Most Read In FootballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashBordeaux attacker Malcom with an embarrassing dive that wins his side a penalty against Lyon”It’s great [to play for] clubs that will always play at a high level; in the Champions League, winning the championship.”Back in January it seemed as though Arsenal were in pole position to snap up the top talent.SunSport reported how the London club had already held talks with the forward over a move to the Emirates.Malcom’s agent hinted an Arsenal move was on the cards by uploading a picture of himself in London with the hashtag “PremierLeague”.Dream Team World Cup – Sign up to win £100kEnter for FREE£50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournamentPlay to win £100k top price and a share of £175k prizepotSIGN UP FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has flattened Manchester United’s hopes of luring him to Old Trafford.Spurs’ Argentine boss is top of United’s list to replace Jose Mourinho if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.3 Mauricio Pochettino shrugged off interest from Manchester United and insists he is happy at TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Pochettino insists he is staying where he feels appreciated and has no intention of walking out on his £170,000-a-week contract.“I feel happy here in Tottenham because the club values and recognises the job we have done.“So I don’t need to listen to the talk that is going around because the most most important thing is how welcome you are made to feel in your home.”Pochettino, 46, revealed that he has barely spoken to Levy in recent weeks because the Spurs chairman is so busy overseeing the completion of the club’s new £800million stadium.3 Pochettino is happy with life in North London but admits it is hard to succeed on limited resourcesCredit: Getty – ContributorManchester United want Mauricio Pochettino as their boss but it will cost them £40m to get the Tottenham bossHe said: “In the last two weeks I have had one message from him.“He is so busy with the stadium I think he must be working there.“I joked with him ‘Daniel, am I not your priority anymore?’ And he replied ‘Yesterday I spent two hours trying to sort out your Christmas present’.“He said he is going to surprise me. Maybe he is preparing the stadium!”Yet Pochettino admits that he is facing an uphill struggle to achieve his big-time ambitions at Tottenham and says: “Just to be in the top four is more than success for us.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophy“Of course the hope is to one day win a title like the Premier League or the Champions League.“But the first step is to try to be consistently in the top four and that is not easy because Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, City and United are on a different level of investment.“We are so far from those big sides in finances. When you compare the budgets of the Premier League clubs, we are in the same position as Everton, West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Fulham.“People were so pessimistic about Tottenham after what happened in the summer when there were no signings and the stadium was delayed.“But we have eight more points than we had at the same stage of last season and we have a decisive Champions League game coming up against Barcelona.3 Pochettino says Daniel Levy is too busy working on getting the new stadium ready to speak to himCredit: Reuters“Many people didn’t believe we’d be here but so far, so good.”Pochettino admits that full-back Kieran Trippier will miss Tuesday’s win-or-bust trip to the Nou Camp with a groin problem.And he blames England for the defender’s problems after making him play in the meaingless World Cup play-off in July.He said: “When a player asks to come off in a World Cup semi-final even though all the substitutes have been used it because he has a problem.“For me, it is impossible in those circumstances to play again three days later and it was a bit weird that Kieran was then picked for that third-place game.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he will always have affection for Southampton “That’s where the problems started for Kieran but I haven’t spoken to England about it because I have a clear and honest relationship with their manager.”Now Pochettino is desperate to give Harry Kane a well-deserved rest but is struggling to find a gap in Tottenham’s hectic calendar.The England skipper has already played 25 games for club and country this season and has started in all of Tottenham’s Premier League and Champions League games.“At the moment Harry still has plenty of energy and that is why he plays. But every day we are assessing the player.“Harry is one of the best players in Europe and there is no point to rest him if he is OK to play.“He is going so well for us this season and I hope it continues., But we are thinking that in some games soon we will need to rest him.”It’s match week 16 of the Premier League as Chelsea take on Manchester City and Leicester take on Tottenham