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  • London Mining sells Marampa mine

    first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp  London Mining, which entered administration last week, has sold its Marampa mine to Timis Corporation.  The sale, which is expected to be completed “by the end of this week”, will include the transfer of the full workforce “provind stability for the economy of Sierra Leone”, the administrator said on Friday afternoon.  PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed admistrator last week after London Mining’s shares were suspended following questions around the company’s liquidity. No financials were disclosed on the deal.  Timis chairman Frank Timis said:  “I am delighted that, assuming successful conclusion of this process over the coming week, it is expected that the Marampa Mine will continue to be a major source of employment and government revenue in Sierra Leone, and avoids the closure of such an important asset for the local and national community. He added:  “I look forward to working with the workforce of Marampa, who have done such a phenomenal job against very difficult circumstances. We now intend to enter negotiations with African Minerals Limited and its infrastructure company African Railway and Port Services which, if successful, will unlock the synergies between these assets, for the long term good of all stakeholders.”   London Mining sells Marampa mine center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Friday 24 October 2014 12:42 pm Catherine Neilan last_img read more

  • Obama administration wants $1.1 billion to fight opioid abuse

    first_img Related: There’s no guarantee that congressional Republicans would approve the money, especially since Obama is proposing to get most of the money from an automatic funding stream, a budgetary approach that many Republicans don’t like.However, Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said lawmakers of both parties have seen their communities hit by the epidemic and insisted that “there is a tremendous amount of bipartisan support in terms of dealing with the epidemic.”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 28,000 people died in the United States last year from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin, a new record for drug overdose deaths.The crisis has gotten attention from several of the presidential candidates, including Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republicans Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Chris Christie — though most of the candidates avoid specifics on how to deal with it. Related: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $1.1 billion in new funding to help fight the opioid abuse epidemic, boosting the amount of federal money for drug treatment and strategies to prevent overdoses, administration officials announced Tuesday.Most of the money, which will be included in the budget proposal Obama will release next week, would support treatment for prescription drug abuse and heroin use — highlighting an epidemic that has gotten attention from lawmakers and governors in both parties. Tags Barack ObamaCongressopioidspolicy Opioid crisis fueled by prescriptions from family doctors and internists The request comes one day after the Obama administration said it would seek $1 billion in funding for a “moonshot” against cancer, another initiative that officials are seeking to preview in the run-up to the release of the budget blueprint next week.The federal funding bill Obama signed in December included $400 million in funding to address opioid abuse, a $100 million increase over the previous year but still nowhere the new investment the president is hoping for.If Congress approves the money, it would be a “significant investment in this fight,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said on a conference call with reporters. She noted that her home state of West Virginia has had some of the most severe problems with opioid abuse.She said the money would help close the “treatment gap” — 2.2 million Americans need treatment, she said, but only 1 million get it now. New funding requested by President Barack Obama would support treatment for prescription drug abuse and heroin use. Spencer Platt/Getty Images By David Nather Feb. 2, 2016 Reprints That money would come from a new, automatic funding stream, meaning it would not depend on Congress to act on it every year; it would only have to approve the financing once.Obama’s budget will also call for a $90 million increase to help the states expand programs to help prevent prescription drug overdoses, especially in the rural areas that have been hardest hit by the epidemic.advertisement Opioid crisis drives record number of US overdose deaths Obama wants $1 billion over two years, including $920 million to help states provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse, $50 million in National Health Service Corps funds to help people go to doctors who provide substance abuse services, and $30 million to evaluate how effective the treatment programs are.advertisement PoliticsObama administration wants $1.1 billion to fight opioid abuse last_img read more

  • Lessons Learned: How to engineer a data science career

    first_img kate.sheri[email protected] Lessons Learned is STAT Plus’ weekly column on careers in biomedicine. If you’re thinking of jumping from academics to industry/business or vice versa, join us each week for useful tips. And if you’ve recently jumped, send us a note: [email protected] Your experience might make a future column. Who we talked to: What’s included? Log In | Learn More Tags medical technologyprofilesSTAT+ What is it? General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Molly Ferguson for STAT GET STARTED By Kate Sheridan Oct. 5, 2018 Reprintscenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @sheridan_kate Kate Sheridan STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Lessons Learned About the Author Reprints Lessons Learned: How to engineer a data science career last_img read more

  • A guide to fetal tissue research: the controversy, the stakes, and the hunt for alternatives

    first_img By Ike Swetlitz Dec. 17, 2018 Reprints WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, Will Burlingham, a professor of transplantation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, got a surprise call from the National Institutes of Health: Would he like a little extra money to create more laboratory mice?“It’s like Santa came early,” Burlingham told STAT. “We’ve been advised that we need to gear up and hire people.” What’s included? A guide to fetal tissue research: the controversy, the stakes, and the hunt for alternatives Log In | Learn More A humanized “BLT” mouse is created by introducing human bone marrow, liver, and thymus tissues into animals without an immune system of their own. University of North Carolina School of Medicine What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Politics Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags government agenciesresearchlast_img read more

  • CDC says people with history of severe allergic reactions can get Covid-19 vaccine

    first_img Privacy Policy By Casey Ross Dec. 13, 2020 Reprints HealthCDC says people with history of severe allergic reactions can get Covid-19 vaccine Mbaeyi said people with other types of allergies — to food, latex, pollen or other substances — do not have to take special precautions and are recommended to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.The guidance differs from instructions issued by British regulators, who are recommending against vaccination for people who have experienced anaphylaxis due to allergies to food or medicine. The cases of anaphylaxis in that country are still under investigation, as the cause remains unknown.In the U.S., regulators are only recommending against vaccination for people with an allergy to a specific component for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The recommendation is contained in a fact sheet issued by the Food and Drug Administration, which granted an emergency use authorization to the Pfizer/BioNTech product late Friday.Severe allergic reactions to vaccines are extremely rare and were also rare during the Pfizer/BioNTech trial, which excluded people with a history of anaphylaxis. The FDA has released data indicating .63% of participants who received the vaccine experienced serious adverse reactions, compared to .51% of people who received a placebo. Leave this field empty if you’re human: During the CDC call on Sunday, officials said they had received multiple questions about allergic reactions to the vaccine and the components within it. Amanda Cohn, an official with the CDC’s Covid-19 vaccine planning unit, said the vaccine consists of messenger RNA and four lipid nanoparticles and that there are no preservatives or other ingredients in the vaccine.She said people could be allergic to a part of the lipid nanoparticle known as polyethylene glycol, or PEG, which is a component in other injectable medicines. “That is partially the reason for the extra precautions for persons who have (had reactions) to other injectables, Cohn said. “We are being abundantly cautious about this question related to allergic reactions. We don’t want people who have mild allergic reactions to be concerned about getting vaccinated.”The FDA has said it will monitor any allergic reactions closely as the vaccines roll out and may need to modify its guidance going forward. CDC officials made the same promise on Sunday as the first doses were shipped across the U.S.“We will learn a lot more as we follow the use of this vaccine very carefully,” Cohn said. “We know that these vaccines have the potential to end this pandemic and we know that it is critical for health care providers to have confidence that these vaccines are very safe.” Tags CoronavirusVaccines advertisement An example of the vial used for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday said people who have experienced severe reactions to prior vaccines or injectable drugs can still get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19, but should discuss the risks with their doctors and be monitored for 30 minutes afterward.The guidance is a shift from a prior proposal laid out Saturday that would have recommended against vaccination for that group of people. During a webinar with physicians, CDC officials said patients with a history of severe reactions should take precautions because of two documented cases of anaphylaxis in British health care workers who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.“People that do report those types of anaphylactic reactions to other vaccines or injectables — they can still get the vaccine, but they should be counseled about the unknown risks of developing a severe allergic reaction and balance these risks against the benefit of vaccination,” said Sarah Mbaeyi, a medical officer with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.advertisement ‘It’s peace of mind’: Covid-19 vaccines can’t arrive soon enough for many frontline health workers Casey Ross Related: National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. [email protected] Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. About the Author Reprints Mbaeyi said people should discuss a prior allergic reaction with their doctors to help assess whether it was truly caused by an injectable medicine and constituted a severe reaction. The specific reaction providers are trying to avoid is anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening and causes symptoms such as dizziness, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and a fast heart rate. @caseymross Please enter a valid email address.last_img read more

  • Dyno raises $100 million to bring artificial intelligence to gene therapy

    first_img GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More By Anissa Gardizy — Boston Globe May 6, 2021 Reprints Adobe What’s included? [email protected] What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Dyno raises $100 million to bring artificial intelligence to gene therapy STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Biotech Anissa Gardizy — Boston Globe Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Dyno Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech that uses artificial intelligence techniques to develop gene therapies, said Thursday that it has raised $100 million from investors.The company uses machine learning to design a type of gene therapy “vector,” or carrier, aiming to make treatments that are easier to deliver and more effective. Dyno said the funding would speed up the development of its vectors, which can be used to target liver, muscle, eye, and central nervous system diseases. The company also plans to explore new disease areas, including those that affect the heart and lungs. @anissagardizy8 Tags Artificial IntelligencebiotechnologyBostonSTAT+last_img read more

  • Portlaoise Trad Fest this Good Friday in Lilly’s Bar

    first_img Previous articleIn Pictures: Serious style as O’Moore’s celebrate camogie championship successNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 16, 2019 LaoisToday Reporter GAA WhatsApp Good Friday is always a day when people are looking for something to do – and this event in Lilly’s Bar in Portlaoise is shaping up to be well worth attending.The popular Portlaoise venue are launching the first ever Portlaoise Trad Festival.The trad fest will take place on Good Friday, April 19 with all donations going to the Kolbe Special School.Acts including The Finns, The Buggy Boys, The Crooked Jacks, Gypsy Davy.Brennans Gin will also be distributing their local gin and DV8 vodka liquer.Stage Times5pm-5.45pm – Aaron McAssey & friends6pm-6.30pm – Buggy school dancing7pm-7.45pm – Alan Carroll & friends8pm-8.45pm – Ruaidhri9pm-9.45pm – The Finns10pm-10.45pm – Gypsy Davey11pm-11.45pm – The Crooked Jacks12midnight-12.45pm – The Buggy BoysSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA TAGSGood FridayLilly’s Bar and Restaurant Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th April 2019 Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sponsored Portlaoise Trad Fest this Good Friday in Lilly’s Bar Sponsored GAA Portlaoise Trad Fest this Good Friday in Lilly’s Barlast_img read more

  • ‘E-Powering Jamaica’ to Encourage ICT Entrepreneurship

    first_imgRelated‘E-Powering Jamaica’ to Encourage ICT Entrepreneurship Related‘E-Powering Jamaica’ to Encourage ICT Entrepreneurship ‘E-Powering Jamaica’ to Encourage ICT Entrepreneurship UncategorizedMay 31, 2007 Related‘E-Powering Jamaica’ to Encourage ICT Entrepreneurshipcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government of Jamaica has developed a new National Information and Communication Technology called E-Powering Jamaica, which will be implemented by the year 2012.This was announced by State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Senator Kern Spencer at the company launch of Bits and Bytes Technology Limited, on Tuesday (May 29) at the Courtleigh Hotel.“As a government we recognise that one of the greatest challenges we currently face is to provide more Jamaicans with access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) networks at affordable prices,” said Senator Spencer.He informed that “this will become even more necessary within the next five years as we increase our move towards a virtual society that allows education and business development via the use of the Internet.”The Minister informed that the E-Powering Jamaica strategy aims to encourage increased use of online business to business and business to consumer transactions, and also to build a unique ICT industry while promoting and encouraging ICT entrepreneurship.The new technology strategy also aims to provide support for small and medium enterprises and non-governmental organisation in taking greater advantage of ICT for increased efficiency and to also measure the use of ICT and the industry to the national economy.Senator Spencer also noted that the government through the Central Information Technology Office (CITO) has launched the free and Open Source Initiative, which allows software developers autonomy over technologies.“Free and Open Source Software allows users to move beyond passively utilizing the technologies, but puts the user literally in the driving seat to manipulate and create new software technologies that can be applied to other non-traditional ICT subject areas such as the natural sciences,” he informed.In the meantime, the State Minister congratulated Bits and Bytes Technology Limited on its official opening as a company.“I am delighted to be here at this launching ceremony for Bits and Bytes Technology, because this is the type of business venture that will move Jamaica towards the desired state of development as we move towards a knowledge-based society,” said Senator Spencer.Chief Executive officer for the company, Damion Daley said the mission of Bits and Bytes Technology Limited is to “provide a total information technology package for services encompassing the entire software development life cycle, as well as consultancy while facilitating our clients to meet their most technical and demanding needs”.Bits and Bytes Technology Limited service offerings include customised design, development and maintenance of web-based and non web-based data base solutions that include the management of product relations services.last_img read more

  • Motor Mouth: Electrification might end up saving auto racing

    first_imgMotor Mouth: Formula One without the noise is just pointless That shouldn’t be taken as a blanket approval of Formula E. Batteries still make a piss-poor source of energy for motor cars, racing or otherwise. Formula E’s dirty little secret is that the current race cars can’t actually finish a race. Drivers must come in mid-race, not for a splash of gas and a set of new tires, but for an all-new car with a fresh battery.And, lordy, the sound is banal. Yes, Formula One cars now sound like someone mistakenly stuck a Camry engine in an open-wheel race car. But, call me a traditionalist, silence — or near silence — is not the aural accompaniment I want from this, the most violent form of motorsport. Fans of Formula E say that the wide array of propulsion choices means they really do sound different, but that’s like saying you can tell a Bombina bombina from an Atelopus zeteki by the “ribbits” emanating from your local swamp. Frogs all sound the same, and so do all electric cars.Lack of aural drama notwithstanding, Formula E is still the most interesting open-wheel racing series on the planet. That may be by default, Bernie Eccelestone’s F1 abandoning its technological leadership in return for beaucoup bucks (the F1 racing series was just sold to an American media company for US$4.4 billion). But if you’re looking for innovation and diversity — i.e. being able to cheer for something other than a paint job and software — you might be best served by becoming a Formula E fan. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew VehiclesAnne HidalgoAudi AGAutomotive TechnologyBernie EccelestoneBMW AGBruce WillisColin ChapmanDie HardDriving.caElectric VehiclesEnzo FerrariFormula BatteriesFormula One Management Ltd.Formula One RacingGreenlandHong KongIndyCar RacingJaguar Cars Ltd.MotorsportsNew York CityParisScience and TechnologySportsTechnologyToyota Camry advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Turns out, efforts put forth by various manufacturers – including Jaguar – to race in Formula E might actually save motorsports. Getting a Formula E car to Greenland is no easy taskNever heard of it? Well, think traditional Formula One race car — wings, ducts et al — then, dump the turbocharged V6, stuff the tub full of Tesla-like lithium-ion battery and you have the world’s first international emissions-free racing series.Of course, this last is enough to light a fire under environmentalists and the media, not to mention warming the cockles of politicians looking to trumpet anything “green.” Indeed, so rapidly is Formula E gaining favour — the series is just two years old — that New York City has already approved a Formula E race through its streets, a serious coup since the five boroughs have refused F1’s entreaties for races for the last 35 years.But that’s not why I am excited about Formula E. No, the real reason to become a fan boy of electrified racing is that, unlike the bloated monster that has become F1, Formula E is actually relevant. What seemed like such a joke just three short years ago is now much more interesting and infinitely more innovative than its turbocharged parent, Formula One. How can that be? Is not F1 the be all and end all of motorsports, employing the greatest engineering minds and the greatest drivers of this and any era? And yet…As a source of engineering innovation and inspiration for the automobile industry at large, Formula One is, it must finally be said, bankrupt.The issue is F1’s most recent engine mandate. Specifically designed to render the sport more relevant — hence why all the cars be turbocharged and hybridized — the rules are so strict they allow no creativity. Turbocharging is mandated. So is the V6 format. Hell, even — and I am sorry, non-gearheads, for this deep-dive into internal combustion wonkdom — the valve stem diameter is tightly constrained.The problem is that, as politically correct as turbocharging and hybridization are, we learn precious little from F1’s enactment. True innovation that might further the hybridization of road cars — i.e. larger or smaller V6s, or for that matter, engines not specifically having six pistons — are constrained, F1’s rule makers having turned motorsport’s greatest series into little more than a battle of software coding. Only the KERS system’s MGU-H apparatus — which recovers wasted energy from the turbocharger — is remotely ground-breaking.Contrast this with the free-for-all that is Formula E. Apart from the fact that everyone must use a single 28 kilowatt-hour battery, teams are allowed to loose their most creative engineering.And the range of solutions that these free-range engineering minds have come up with is astounding. In the 2015/16 season, no two cars in the paddock were alike, each and every team having seemingly come up with a different solution to cross the finish line first. Some, for instance, relied on one high-revving electric motor and a multi-speed gearbox, essentially an electric equivalent to the high-revving gasoline powerplants that have always powered F1 cars. Some upped the output — think “displacement” — of the single motor and then reduced the number of gears.Still, others tried a completely different route, installing two motors and then using their torque to get by with a lighter single-speed gearbox, seemingly trading high rpm top speed for grunt-like acceleration out of corners. Whatever the case, take a meander down Formula E’s pit lane and you will see cars with one or two motors, and transmissions ranging from one to five gears and seemingly everything in between. Contrast this with the singular arrangement common to all F1 cars.It is this very diversity that renders Formula E so relevant. As hyper-focused as motor racing is — get to the finish line before anyone else, all other considerations be damned — knowledge gleaned from this diversity will no doubt instruct the design of the electric cars we drive in the future. Compare that with the minuscule tweaks that make the difference between a successful Formula One car and a back marker, and it’s not hard to see which series will have more of an impact on future production cars.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A picture taken in front of the Invalides monument in Paris on April 23, 2016, shows the pit lanes during the French stage of the Formula E championship in its second season. The event was lauded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo as a vehicle to promote the use of electric cars. Formula E’s race season starts off this Sunday, October 9, in Hong Kong. See More Videoscenter_img RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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? 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Jaguar has been, secretly these last few years, building its first, in-sourced open-wheeler, the I-Type, that will finally put rubber to tarmac this season. BMW is contributing engineering nous — to a team fronted by the famed Andretti family, no less — with the intention of building its own race team in two years. Audi, while teaming with an existing team to get its feet wet, hints at racing open-wheelers full time, and even Mercedes-Benz recently signed an “option agreement” to possibly enter in 2018. This is the A-Team jumping in at the last minute to save the (motorsports) world from certain ruin. What is it Bruce Willis says in every Die Hard movie? Yippee ki-yay, mother …There is one caveat to all this salvation, however. The formula they are saving is not the “One” made famous by Enzo Ferrari and Colin Chapman, that US$3 billion sinkhole where exciting racing goes to die. Nope, the future they’re building is in something called Formula E. Buy It! 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  • This man’s backward-facing Chevy truck is actually street-legal

    first_img Why did the man build this backwards machine? No idea. Hopefully we hear more from Ron and get to see some other angles of his fascinating truck.  Trending in Canada A video of a Chevrolet pickup truck that appears to be traveling backwards down a road in Massachusetts has been, for obvious reasons, gathering attention. Because it’s not actually driving backwards. And you’re not crazy. But the truck’s owner might be a little — the best kind of crazy, that is.  advertisement This Porsche 356 limousine is the ultimate prom vehiclePerhaps most impressively, Ron has managed to get the local authorities and insurers onboard. His truck is insured and totally legal.  Trending Videos See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Hey—do you want to buy a DeLorean hovercraft?center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. In the video, a man apparently named Ron is seen driving down the Massachusetts roadways in his backward-mounted Chevrolet pickup truck. The video shooter seems to know him and his build, laughing and saying “There’s Ron in his backward-facing pickup truck.”ViralHog posted the short video clip to YouTube, and according to their description, Ron took four years to complete the build, which involved installing the body onto the truck’s chassis backwards to give the truck the appearance of moving in reverse when driving forward. From the outside when it’s parked, it looks like a normal model of the brand’s former full-size pickup, the C/K 1500. But a peek through the windows informs you that this is not your standard Chevy. The steering wheel and pedals, seats, dash and instrumentation have all been switched around to allow the driver to look out over the box as they drive.  And when it turns, which it does toward the end of the video, it does so with its front wheels turning from the middle of the box and the former signal indicators acting as brake lights.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSChevroletSilveradoPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury 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 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” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more