AN American Fulham fan is taking legal action after he was banned from having the phrase '"come on you whites" on his number plate because it was deemed racist. University professor Jonathan Kotler, 73, who lives in California, wanted to have the letters COYW on the front of his car but had explain his reasoning to the Department of Motor Vehicles. But despite Jonathan explaining the abbreviation was a football slogan relating to the West London club, whose strip is a white top with black shorts, the DMV refused his application. They said the phrase could be considered hostile, insulting or racially degrading, according to the federal legal case. The footy-mad professor, whose current license plate FFC SW6 is the club's initials and postcode, says he is “shocked” at the ruling branding the DMV “either extra thick or very PC". He has now launched a legal case against the California Department of Motor Vehicles claiming they have violated his constitutional right to … [Read more...] about US Fulham fan sues after his Come On You Whites-themed number plate is branded racist
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By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 4, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: February 4, 2019 at 8:49 am California motorists may soon see a stylish new specialty license plate on the roads featuring a gray whale swimming in the ocean. They can’t buy one unless they move to Oregon. But marine biologists say proceeds from the plate will help boost California’s environment and its tourism industry. Late last week, Oregon’s Department of Transportation began issuing the plate — which was illustrated by artist Pieter Folkens of Benicia and features a mother gray whale and her calf — as a way to raise money for Oregon State University’s marine mammal research programs. On Thursday, the first day the plates were first issued, the line at the DMV in Newport, Oregon went out the door and around the block 90 minutes before the office opened, said Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, … [Read more...] about Is Oregon’s new whale license plate cooler than California’s?
0 Have your say Technology giant Motorola has acquired the US-based data and image analytics company that last year swallowed Edesix, the Edinburgh-based developer of body-worn cameras. The Motorola Solutions business has acquired VaaS International Holdings for $445 million (£349m) in a cash and equity deal. VaaS owns Vigilant Solutions, which acquired Edesix in October for an undisclosed sum.Edesix’s customers include ScotRail and Police Scotland. The transaction added body worn camera images via hardware and software and in-car camera technology to Vigilant’s existing offering of automated number plate recognition, facial recognition, ballistics analysis and gun crime mapping hardware and software.Commenting on the takeover of VaaS by Motorola Solutions, Edesix managing director, Richie McBride, said: “We’re exceptionally pleased to be part of a world-class company like Motorola, and are excited about the opportunities this will … [Read more...] about Tech giant Motorola buys owner of Edinburgh’s Edesix
These are the illegal vehicles taken off the road by the BCH Road Policing Unit in the past week. An overweight vehicle stopped on the A1(M) near Peterborough. Vehicle immobilized using the green cable lock until a bigger recovery truck arrived Buy a Photo A car stopped in Peterborough being driven without a licence or insurance Buy a Photo A vehicle stopped in Peterborough being driven without insurance Buy a Photo A car stopped for being driven without a licence or insurance Buy a Photo View more Page 1 of 3 … [Read more...] about Stolen cars, false number plates and no insurance: Every illegal vehicle taken off Peterborough’s roads this week
News / UK and world by Press Association September 25, 2018, 2:47 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Children will be banned from cycling to a south London secondary school unless they display number plates on their bikes. Stanley Park High in Carshalton, south London, is introducing a registration scheme which would enable the public to report irresponsible cycling by pupils. Youngsters will soon be issued with number plates which “must be displayed when riding to and from school”. Head teacher Amit Amin said the measure is in response to incidents of children cycling in a way that “endangers themselves and others”. In a message published on the school’s website, he wrote: “Students without a number plate will not be permitted to cycle to school, or lock their bicycles on school grounds.” The plates are being introduced on October 1 as part of a wider scheme aimed at encouraging … [Read more...] about Pupils ordered to display number plates on bikes