Renault urges F1 to act in wake of Honda departure

Renault says Formula One must consider bringing forward its next change of engine regulations in the wake of Honda’s decision to withdraw from the championship.

Honda will leave F1 at the end of the 2021 season, citing its desire to focus resources on zero-emission technology. Their departure will leave Red Bull and Alpha Tauri with just three options to choose from for its supply for 2022 and beyond – Renault, Ferrari or Mercedes.

Although there is a complete overhaul of technical regulations in 2022, there is no new rules around power units until 2026. F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn has admitted it is unlikely any new manufacturer will enter the series until those rules come into force.

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul thinks Honda’s decision to leave means that date needs to be reconsidered.

“I want to be very clear that we take no satisfaction in the Honda situation,” Abiteboul

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In wake of hacker attack, patients need information | Articles

Our wired world unavoidably puts our personal information at potential risk. The points of vulnerability are many: Our home computers. Banks and credit unions. Online retailers. Government agencies.

And medical facilities. Indeed, the health care sector has been regularly a target of hackers across the country. Nebraska has had several examples. Malware, brought in by a third-party vendor’s device, struck a CHI Health location in 2019. The year before, a hacker accessed patient information at Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Last week, Nebraska Medicine became the latest health care facility targeted in our state for cyberattack. The assault — described as a “significant information technology system downtime event” — led the hospital to postpone patient appointments, with staff resorting to old-style charting of medical information.

Nebraska Medicine has since regained its footing in terms of service delivery.

“People have done a yeoman’s job in making sure we deliver good patient

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New maps show Durham, Wake early-voting sites near bus stops

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The Bus to Vote map for Wake County shows early-voting sites located within a quarter mile of a pubic bus stop.

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There are numerous reasons people give for not voting, including lack of interest or time or a way to get to the polls.

Aaron Berdanier wants to help overcome that last impediment, by creating maps that show early-voting sites that are served by public buses. Berdanier, who calls his project Bus to Vote, has made maps that people can download or print for early voting sites in Durham and Wake counties. He plans one for Mecklenburg soon.

“There have been studies that show that not having access to transportation can be a deterrent to going to vote,” he said. “If we can continue to reduce the barriers to voting — in this case knowing when and where to vote — then hopefully we can increase engagement.”

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