The General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio (Reuters) - Transport Canada, the auto safety regulator, has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs after U.S. officials launched a similar probe last year, the agency said on its website. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in November into 2.73 million U.S. 2014-2016 model year SUVs and pickups after receiving 487 reports of hard brake pedal effort accompanied by extended stopping distance that were attributed to deterioration of the engine-driven brake assist vacuum pump. Transport Canada’s probe covers 249,700 2015 through 2017 model year vehicles including the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon as well as 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado LD and GMC Sierra LD vehicles. The U.S. agency said it had reports of nine incidents of vehicles incurring damage … [Read more...] about Canada opens probe into 250,000 GM pickups, SUVs over brake…
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By Aaron Beard Published 7:13 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Jaxson Hayes needed only a year at Texas to put himself at the front of the class of big men in Thursday’s NBA draft. The freshman could go late in the lottery, headlining a list of intriguing players as the role of the big man has evolved in the NBA to embrace more flexibility and ability to roam outside the paint. Here’s a look at the prospects: Jaxson Hayes, Texas: There’s a lot of long-term potential in the Longhorns’ freshman. Strengths — Hayes measured nearly 7-foot with a more than 7-3 wingspan, which was among the best at the combine. That length gives him the potential to develop into a strong shot blocker after swatting 2.2 shots per game at Texas. He averaged 10 points per game in a complementary role, but just turned 19. Concerns — He’ll have to do more than just dunk at the next level. Hayes shot 72.8% from the field (he didn’t make enough shots … [Read more...] about Texas’ Jaxson Hayes headlines list of big men in NBA draft
A plan to trade $3.4 million worth of city-owned property for land next to the historic Hays Street Bridge is headed to City Council Thursday in a vote officials hope will help end a longtime fight over the property. Developer Mitch Meyer planned to build a mixed-use apartment complex on a 1.7-acre lot next to the bridge at 803 N. Cherry St., formerly owned by the city. But the plans drew condemnation from activists who say the city had no right to sell the land, intended to become a park or public space. By a 6-0 vote Wednesdsay, the city Planning Commission approved a proposal to give Meyer two acres out of a 3.9-acre lot the city owns at 223 S. Cherry Street near the Alamodome on which to build the complex. In exchange, Meyer would give the land near the Hays Street Bridge back to the city. The nine-member panel struggled to obtain a quorum, or the number of members needed to be present for the body to legally meet, at their Wednesday afternoon meeting — eventually allowing a … [Read more...] about Hays Street Bridge land swap headed to City Council
Express-News Editorial Board Published 5:12 pm CDT, Friday, June 7, 2019 Protesters hold Hays Street Bridge photographs as the San Antonio City Council heads to an executive session during a B-Session March 20. A land swap to settle the dispute over land near the bridge is not enough to satisfy the protesters. less Protesters hold Hays Street Bridge photographs as the San Antonio City Council heads to an executive session during a B-Session March 20. A land swap to settle the dispute over land near the bridge is not ... more Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Protesters hold Hays Street Bridge photographs as the San Antonio City Council heads to an executive session during a B-Session March 20. A … [Read more...] about City should tap the brakes on Hays Street Bridge land swap
0 Have your say Leeds United’s players are on a promise of a holiday in Las Vegas if this season pays out like a slot machine on The Strip. Their chairman dangled that carrot in front of them and he can rest assured that a deal is a deal. No-one will let him forget about it. There will be other carrots too, the financial incentives in every contract, and the club’s most recent accounts detailed £16.1m owed in bonuses in the event that Leeds went up last season (not to mention as much as £6.3m due in transfer add-ons). Promotion pays handsomely in an industry where Championship footballers already earn nicely and Vegas, in that sense, would be the appropriate place to bask in it. Premier League status, though, is as much about the prestige as the money and the realisation that a career in the game has taken a player somewhere close to the top of it. You only had to read between the lines of Barry Douglas’ comments after his transfer … [Read more...] about Phil Hay Column: Out of their depth in Championship last season but nine games from glory now. Is this Leeds United squad ready for the Premier League?