Countless brands, vehicle types, prices its a lot to think about. UK resident Russ Bost was in such a predicament. An engineer himself, Russ just couldnt find a new car that suited his fancy. So, rather than settle for something ordinary, Bost went ahead and built himself his very own F1 car. Complete with Red Bull racing livery and all. You get a lot of reaction, Bost told BBC News , You can usually work out what they are saying by watching their lips. It is usually what the heck? RELATED: 2013 Formula Ford 1.0 Liter EcoBoost At 190 horsepower, the Ford Formula-based kit car is no track-ready racer, but Russ says he can manage 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. And unlike your standard F1 car, its made to be driven on the road, even over speed bumps. Not letting an opportunity go to waste, Bost has decided to build 17 more chassis for sale in the UK under the brand name Furore. Image Credit: BBC News @yahooautos on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook More on Yahoo! Autos Sports Car Face-Plants: Volkswagen Corrado (1988 to 1995) Craig Fitzgerald (Ed. Note: This was going to start out as a Top 10 kind of a story, but theres so much great archival material out there, it felt like we should run it as a continuing series once a week. Let us know what you think.) Like many sporty cars that came before it, the Volkswagen […] 10 cars Americans don’t want to buy Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M.
Al Mansouri, UK minister for Trade and Investment explore prospects of joint economic cooperation
With less than a year to go to the September 18, 2014, referendum, the issue of what to do with Britain’s nuclear deterrent is urgent, lawmakers said. “The possibility of Scottish independence represents a serious threat to the future operational viability of the UK’s nuclear deterrent,” said one of the conclusions of the year-long Defence Committee investigation into the impact of independence. “The UK Government must now give urgent consideration to contingency options in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote,” it said. Britain is one of only five officially recognised nuclear-armed countries. Four submarines equipped to carry nuclear missiles – the Vanguard, Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance – are based in deep-water lochs along the west coast of Scotland, and concrete missile storage bunkers are built into the Scottish hillside. At least one of the four is always at sea. The LibDems, junior partner in the Conservative-led coalition government, want to reduce the number of submarines when the current class is decommissioned, but Prime Minister David Cameron has called any such plan “naive or reckless”. If Scotland votes to break away, Britain would face a huge, expensive and time-consuming task to relocate the system. The Ministry of Defence confirmed on Thursday it currently has no contingency plan. “No contingency plans are being made to move Trident out of Scotland,” a Ministry of Defence spokesman told Reuters. “The scale and cost of any potential relocation away from Faslane would be enormous. We are confident that the Scottish people will vote to remain a part of the United Kingdom.” Defence Minister Philip Hammond said during an evidence session for the report that it was “unhelpful” to speculate over any possible relocation sites, but that ultimately he was confident it could be done. “I am confident that we would be able to solve this problem, but it would cost a significant amount of money,” Hammond told the committee in July.
Al Mansouri said the UAE was aspiring to see joint economic and investment partnership between the two countries evolve into new sectors of cooperation such as innovation. The UAE minister made the remarks during talks with Lord Green, UK Minister for Trade and Investment, focusing on progress of economic relations in areas of trade, investment, education as well as relations between businessmen in the two countries. He said the meeting provided an opportunity to review progress and achievements made in regards to what had been agreed upon in previous meetings of the joint UAE-UK economic committee, especially a review report prepared by the two countries. Statistics showed trade exchange in commodities and services rose in 2012 to 10.6 billion (Dh62.9 billion) from 9.7 billion in 2011, a growth of 9.3 per cent. Optimism The two sides expressed their optimism that if these results would persist on the same pace in 2013 and 2014, the two countries could meet the projected target of 12 billion in trade exchange. The two sides agreed to support efforts being made by the UAE-UK Business Council to promote joint investment. On education, the two sides agreed to activate the memorandum of understanding signed during the visit to the UK by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They also affirmed their desire to expand cooperation in area of standardisation and metrology. The UAE expressed interest in benefiting from the British expertise in to raise its standards to international best practices. The two sides also explored the possibility of concluding cooperation agreements in that respect. For his part, Lord Green indicated to the initiative his ministry launched for establishing business centres and incubators in promising markets including the UAE. He said the UK was planning to set two centres in the UAE to support joint investment and businesses.
GAMEDAY: UK vs. Florida
The Cats must pick up good chunks of yardage on those plays in order to stay out of third-and-long situations, where the Gators are the stingiest unit in the country. Opponents are converting only 18 percent on third down against Florida this season. And then there’s the question of who’s under center for UK. Will Maxwell Smith’s shoulder hold up, or will the Cats have to lean on Jalen Whitlow for a dual-threat approach? Either way, theres no room for the dropped passes and unforced turnovers that plagued UK against Louisville. Bottom line: When UK gets scoring opportunities, it must cash in. There wont be many. When Florida has the ball The Cats have to win the physical battle along the line scrimmage and force new Florida starting quarterback Tyler Murphy into obvious passing situations. If they can do that, and get the kind of consistent pass rush that defensive ends ZaDarius Smith and Bud Dupree have been providing through the first three games of the season, UK may have a punchers chance at an upset and ending the 26-year drought against the Gators. Dual-threat quarterbacks have been an issue for UK teams in the past, so it will be interesting to see if Mark Stoops & Co. can devise a plan to contain the mobile Murphy. MILESTONE WATCH: Senior running back Raymond Sanders has 1,231 career rushing yards and needs 19 more to tie Rod Stewart for 25th place on the UK career rushing list Senior running back Jonathan George has 786 career rushing yards and needs just 214 more to become the 34th player in school history with 1,000 career rushing yards Junior defensive end Bud Dupree has 10.5 career sacks, needing 7 more to tie for fourth most all-time in school history Junior defensive end ZaDarius Smith has 4.5 sacks this season needing just 4.5 more to tie for the fourth most sacks in a season in school history (Jeremy Jarmon 9 in 2007, Oliver Barnett 9 in 1988). ON THIS DAY IN UK HISTORY: Saturday marks the 18th time in school history that the Wildcats have played on Sept. 28, holding a 12-5 record on this date. UK was actually credited with two wins on this date in 1907 after Winchester A.C.