New driving rules are being introduced which could impact millions of motorists from Monday. It's important for road users to know about the changes from April 12 - from a possible rise in car tax to a clampdown on phone usage behind the wheel. If you are not careful, you could face a fine or points on your licence, Hull Live reports. In order to make streets more eco-friendly, a new purchase tax has been proposed by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). It will be aimed at petrol and diesel car owners to make environmentally-friendly vehicles more affordable. Here are seven things for drivers to look out for. Mobile phone ban Strict new rules will come into place aimed at mobile phone users behind the wheel. Drivers could risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for holding their phone while driving. The new ban replaces a loophole which allowed people to take photos and videos while driving without being penalised. Purchase tax In order to make streets … [Read more...] about New driving rules to be aware of from this month including £200 fine for using phone
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At long last Apple has added public-transport directions to its Maps app - or at least it has revealed that it will add this feature when iOS 9 launches in September. (At time of writing the new feature is only available by downloading the pre-release beta version of iOS 9 , which is what we use throughout this tutorial. Some graphical elements may have been tweaked by the time the official final version of iOS 9 comes out - it is due to launch on Wednesday 16 September - but we'd be very surprised if the way the feature works changes substantially.) Planning a route that incorporates public transport is easy. Here's how to use public-transport directions in iOS 9 Maps. Read next: Apple Maps vs Google Maps comparison review | is Apple Maps down? How to use public-transport directions in iOS 9 Maps Open the Maps app and tap on the search field at the top of the screen. (You'll notice some additional icons have been added here, allowing you to filter nearby items of … [Read more...] about How to use public-transport directions in iOS 9 Apple Maps
When Apple unveiled the News app in the WWDC keynote on Monday, my first reaction was glee. As a past participant in its Newsstand experiment , which is probably the best way to describe it, the News app had several characteristics that made it seem far superior for many purposes. By the evening, though, gloom had set in. The News app looks more like yet another push news service--the latest incarnation of PointCast for those with long memories--that delivers what the product's producer thinks is valuable to you rather than what you necessarily want. It's sophisticated, but takes choice out of readers' hands. If a user can't choose any news source, whether a blog updated yearly and read by 10 people or a multinational media conglomerate's river of articles, I believe it's doomed to fall by the wayside. When presented with curation and choice, only a subset of people, the least avid, choose a walled garden unless the benefit is truly remarkable. Apple's choices will shape … [Read more...] about Apple’s News app in iOS 9: All the news that fits, they print?
With brighter days and warmer temperatures, your water intake should increase and to ensure you always have cool water at home and while commuting, you should obtain a reliable water bottle. While indulging in cool drinks and shakes is a summer activity that is coveted, nothing can replace the enrichment water offers. For properly storing water in the fridge, you need to own a set that’s sleek, temperature resistant, and durable enough to endure daily usage. There are multiple varieties of water bottles available in the market, ranging from food-grade, BPA plastic to glass and stainless steel. If you want to forgo the use of plastic water bottles, you can go for glass water bottles as they can be easily recycled. Glass water bottles also have a classic look that’s loved by a number of individuals. Check out our picks of water bottles for both home and personal use: Set of 2 bottles These bottles from Tupperware have a capacity of 500 ml and are perfect for storing water in … [Read more...] about Water bottles that are perfect for refrigeration and instant access to cool water
Dinesh Karthik offers huge amount of support to me, says Morgan IMAGE: Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan. Photograph: BCCI/IPL Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan has said that Dinesh Karthik is a vital cog in the franchise's set up and he provides a great deal of support to him. KKR will play their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 edition against the SunRisers Hyderabad later today at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. "DK offers a lot with the bat and behind the stumps. He has been in fine form, and he is always one of those players who if you watch him train and particularly bat, he times the ball beautifully and hits the ball further than most of the guys. He offers a huge amount of support to me on the pitch and off the field as well. Very grateful that he is in good form and in our team," Morgan told kkr.in. In the players' auction held in February this year, KKR bought Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan for Rs 3.2 … [Read more...] about KKR captain Morgan explains Dinesh Karthik’s role