Nicholls Transport opens LNG station with Gasrec

first_imgOpened together with Gasrec, the station will be used to support an initial order for 10 Stralis NP 460 6×2 tractor units from local dealer Haynes Trucks.Nicholls follows a steady line of major own-account and 3PL fleets in embracing a cleaner and lower cost fuel.The LNG station is the first of its kind in Kent and perfectly situated for freight traffic bound for the continent, being less than five miles from Junction 5 of the M2 – with Nicholls making the site available to third parties by arrangement.Paul Nicholls, Managing Director of Nicholls Transport, says, “Moving to alternative fuels has been high on our agenda – but gas is currently the only technology that’s ready for 44-tonne operation.”“Gasrec has been hugely proactive and gave us the confidence to switch fuels, following experiences with demonstrators organised through IVECO and Haynes.”Commenting on the benefits of LNG, he adds, “Moving to natural gas shows how much we care about our planet.”“It’s our collective responsibility as an industry to do something to tackle climate change and make road transport more sustainable, and by opening this LNG station and investing in the Stralis NP fleet, we’re showing our customers and competitors that’s possible to do today.”“We very much hope other local businesses in North Kent share our vision for a sustainable future and buy in to LNG in the same way.”“As an industry, we really need to make this happen.”last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton warned he faces PRISON along with other British F1 drivers if they breach Hungarian Grand Prix quarantine

first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! LEWIS HAMILTON and his fellow British F1 drivers have been told they could face PRISON if they break strict isolation rules this week in Hungary.The draconian punishment has been slapped on all Brits working in Formula One by Hungarian ministers – however not to fellow Europeans.Lewis Hamilton has been warned he risks being sent to PRISON if he breaks strict isolation rules in HungaryCredit: Splash NewsDespite the announcement of “air bridges” between the UK and Hungary, all British nationals involved with the race are only allowed to travel to and from their hotels and the Hungaroring.It means that Hamilton, Lando Norris or George Russell – plus around 1,700 others making the journey in teams and media – could face a spell in jail, or up to a €15,000 (£13,400) fine, if they breach protocol.F1 teams have been told they MUST eat at the track or their hotels, with stopping for petrol or to buy a bottle of water, potentially landing them in hot water.Hamilton, who will sleep at the track in a motorhome to avoid any unnecessary risks, said: “I was only made aware of it before qualifying.“It doesn’t affect me because I stay at the track, but there will be protocols in place for the team.“They have been fantastic in terms of how they have managed their bubble during this time.“I don’t know how their set-up will be and it is unfortunate that unlike us, they cannot stay at the track.“It is a challenge but these are challenging times and why we are taking it very seriously.” F1’s governing body, the FIA, had hoped to get an exemption for all of those who have been part of the bubble given the strict testing protocols for Covid-19.The draconian punishment has been slapped on all Brits working in Formula One by Hungarian ministersCredit: AlamyMany personnel are now trying to change travel plans to allow them to stay in Austria before going in to strict lockdown.Mclaren ace Norris added: “We have to be at track or hotel but I am happy with room service everyday.“I can watch Netflix and play Call of Duty but there will be limitations. I cannot go out for a cycle or a run.”Seven of F1’s teams are based in Britain and are now hoping that the sport is able to reverse the decision, which is understood to come as a result of the UK’s increasing coronavirus risk.And they are pressing for the grey areas to be cleared up with regard as to what is permitted, including walking from their hotels to their hire cars.It is a blow to F1 after ZERO positive Covid tests in the past two weeks as they finally get the sport up and running.Hamilton was in superb form at the Styrian Grand Prix last week, dispelling any lingering disappointment from missing out on the podium in the first race of the season.The Brit star dominated from pole to take the chequered flag, holding off team-mate Valtteri Bottas in second and Max Verstappen back in third.Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers ‘take a knee’ in support of BLM at Austrian opener Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Source: Motorsport – read more

Roy Jones Jr profile: Boxing legend coming out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson aged 51

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! ROY JONES JR has claimed his fight against Mike Tyson will be like “David and Goliath”.The two boxing legends are coming out of retirement for the showdown on September 12.Roy Jones Jr is a former four-weight world championCredit: Getty – ContributorDespite having a combined age of 105, the pair will go head-to-head in an eight-round exhibition bout.Tyson had no shortage of offers as he prepared for his return to the ring 15 years after his retirement.But Iron Mike confirmed with a social media clip that Jones Jr will be his next opponent.SunSport have pulled together everything you need to know about the former four-weight world champ.Jones Jr, who was born in Florida, enjoyed an incredible boxing career that spanned from 1989 until 2018.He announced his retirement two years ago following his win over Scott Sigmon.The 51-year-old hung up his gloves with a record of 66 wins from 75 fights including 44 knockouts.Roy Jones Jr will stpe into the ring to face Mike Tyson in SeptemberHe won world championships at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.Jones Jr looked unstoppable in the early stages of his career as he racked up a 49-1 record – with the one defeat coming from disqualification.But he went on to lose seven on his 11 fights between 2004 until 2011.Seven years later, the pound-for-pound king decided to hang up his gloves.Ex-boxer Andre Ward claimed he turned down £33million to fight Tyson back in 2003.Jones Jr, nicknamed Captain Hook, now runs a combat school in Moscow after he received joint American-Russian citizenship in 2015.Despite having 75 professional fights, Jones Jr described the fight as “risky” in the first promo video.He said: “Boxing’s a brutal sport. He [Tyson] dominated. “His legs are huge, his thighs are huge, his arms are huge, his neck is huge. So it’s very risky, yes.“I was beating everybody in every weight class I was in – what are you going to do?“It’s like David and Goliath; he’s the giant and I’m little David with only God on my side – which is all I need.”Mike Tyson was one of the most feared fighters on the planetCredit: AP:Associated PressThe 51-year-old stayed true to his word and accepted the fight after he claimed he would.Earlier this month, he insisted it would be an honour to dust off his gloves to face Tyson.He said: “Yes, it’s true – Mike is a legend. It would be crazy to receive an offer to enter the ring with him and refuse.“I had no intention of going back and fighting again but, for the sake of Mike Tyson, I agree to make an exception.“For me, this is an opportunity that I cannot refuse.“Of all those who wanted to go into the ring with him, he chose me.“And since he did that, how can I say no?”As well being one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in history, Jones Jr launched his music career in 2001.The first rap album he released was called “Round One: The Album.”Roy Jones Jr lost to Joe Calzaghe in 2008Credit: Times Newspapers LtdHe also dropped a number of hit singles including “Y’all Must’ve Forgot” and “Can’t be touched.”Jones Jr has also been in his fair share of films throughout the years including The Matrix Reloaded.Fans would hve also seen him in the likes of The Devil’s Advocate, Grudge Match, Southpaw and Creed II.Roy Jones Jr has not fought since 2018Credit: EPA People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

Home run in Capital marks United Nations’s 70th anniversary

first_imgThe 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations was marked in the Capital by US Ambassador Richard Verma with a baseball tournament at Leo Flanagan ball field in Chanakyapuri on Sunday.The afternoon match was played between Modern Barakhama Warriors and Firangis (an international mixed team with players from Japanese, American and British schools as well as children from Indian government schools). Warriors MSBK lost by 9-2 from Firangis. Another game was played after the match, between the Eagles and the Rajputs. The Rajputs won on a walk-off hit by Yuki Miyashita in the bottom of the 6th.The finals will now be held in February next year.The sports event was organised with New Delhi Little League and Grand Slam Baseball, an enterprise that offers baseball training to children in India. The organisation operates in and around Delhi-NCR.Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador said, “Standing here today I see young people from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Latin America, and of course so many students from India, all playing this great game. It’s wonderful how sports bring people from across the world together.”Meanwhile, Director of UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman said, “I believe wholeheartedly in sports as a medium for bringing out the best in children. The United Nations promotes sports for peace and development and we at UNIC have taken successful initiatives in many parts of India, in football and in cricket. As such, we are so happy that today, on UN’s 70th birthday, we are able to add baseball to this list and are seeing a mini-United Nations team.”advertisementlast_img read more