Electric dawn at the Nürburgring

Electric dawn at the Nürburgring

An electric supercar has completed a lap of the legendary Nürburgring in six minutes 45.90 seconds, shaving off 2.1 seconds off the previous best time by a road-legal vehicle — set by the Radical SR8LM in 2009. The NIO EP9 is a full half-minute quicker than the nearest EV challenger — Toyota’s TMG EV P002 — and can now lay claim to being the fastest electric road car on the planet. “This is a fabulous achievement for NIO,” Gerry Hughes, head of performance and Next EV Formula E team principal…

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Assad 'using crematorium to hide atrocities'

Assad 'using crematorium to hide atrocities'

Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, laid out newly unveiled declassified intelligence in a series of photographs and said Russia, a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad, must use its influence to stop Assad’s continued atrocities. “Although the regime’s many atrocities are well-documented, we believe the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass atrocities taking place in Saydnaya prison,” Jones said. “We are appalled by the atrocities taking place in Syria” with the “seemingly…

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Aboriginal residents left homeless while houses upgraded

Aboriginal residents left homeless while houses upgraded

Posted May 16, 2017 07:31:58 Photo: Wes Campion (front left) said he already had 20 people living in his house. (Supplied) Up to 240 residents of the Arnhem Land community of Maningrida have been left homeless while their houses are being renovated and replaced, the local Aboriginal corporation says. The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation said 24 houses in the community are being upgraded, more are being replaced and each house had about 10 people living in it. But it said there was no alternative accommodation provided by the company contracted by…

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Would you try VB-flavoured gelati?

Would you try VB-flavoured gelati?

A GOLD Coast man has created VB-flavoured gelati and says it is one of his more popular options. Zanettes Gelati owner Frank Bailey says taste-testers must be over 18 years to try it. “Anything with alcohol in it is good isn’t it?” he said. “They just line up for it and you can see there’s nothing left in the tray.” The Surfers Paradise store is the first to create VB-flavoured gelati. Mr Bailey said he is now trialling other alcoholic flavours due to the VB beer gelato popularity. Source link

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MasterChef’s ‘beautiful chaos’ test

MasterChef’s ‘beautiful chaos’ test

PIA Gava has been eliminated after one of the hardest pressure tests in MasterChef Australia history. The 49-year-old mother of two, from Victoria, took on Pete Morgan and Ray Silva in a challenge to re-create the Rita cake by Sydney’s Andy Bowdy in the Channel 10 series. The multi-layered cake involved 12 separate recipes including salted caramel, ginger cake, passionfruit bavarois, brown sugar pecans, pineapple jam, toasted coconut cream, gingerbread crumb and torched meringue. GEORGE CALOMBARIS ON UNDERPAYING STAFF VIDEO: CALOMBARIS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT media_cameraMasterchef’s invitation pastry chef Andy Bowdy…

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