BEIJING — Canadian Olympic snowboarder Laurie Blouin earned the bronze medal on Saturday in a World Cup women’s big air final.The 22-year-old Blouin scored 156 points en route to the third-place finish.Anna Gasser of Austria took gold with 182.25 points while Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka won silver with 176.Blouin, from Stoneham, Que., won silver in slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February and placed 12th in big air.On the men’s side, Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., was eighth in his big air final. Parrot won silver in slopestyle in Pyeongchang.Sweden’s Sven Thorgren won gold.The Canadian Press
As the taxi pulls up to a halt at the red traffic light, pedestrians start to cross the road in front of it – but within moments a large group of cyclists – most of them appearing to be teenagers – dart through the crossing, blocking the pedestrians’ path and also preventing traffic from joining the lane from the right hand side.According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, 57% of cyclists admit to running red lights. A 2013 YouGov poll found that 35% of cyclists admit to ignoring red lights at least “occasionally.”If caught jumping a red light, cyclists can be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of £30. • British motorists spend a fifth of their average daily drive waiting at red lights, research revealed earlier this year.The study by Confused.com found that nearly three in 10 people (29 per cent) admitted they have driven through a red light and nearly a third of those (32 per cent) doing so deliberately.Reasons for driving through a red light vary, with a third saying they were running late and a similar number claiming they didn’t see the light turn red. Meanwhile, a fifth say they deliberately drove through a red light because they were angry at the light for turning red. A video captured by a dashcam in a London black cab recently captured this footage of a huge number of young cyclists risking their lives by jumping a red light.The clip was uploaded to YouTube last week, and seems to have been filmed on October 22nd on London’s Regent Street.Posted by the LondonTaxi Dashcam YouTube account, the clip is captioned: “Please welcome the next generation of London cyclists… if they survive that long.” Many motorists revealed they used the time they spent sitting stationary to do other things. The most common activity while stopped at a red is adjusting the stereo (59 per cent), while more than a third of people (38 per cent) adjust the air-con and a similar number (36 per cent) eat a snack.Commenting on the findings, Matt Lloyd of Confused.com said: “Red lights are a frustration for many drivers on the road but they are a necessity to keep traffic moving in a timely and orderly fashion.“On some days, it can seem like the lights are against you and it can feel like the wait is longer than normal, but rushing through a red light can cause problems for drivers and pedestrians alike. And getting caught can cause you problems with your insurance.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.