Liberty Media 'committed' to Silverstone future

Liberty Media 'committed' to Silverstone future

Silverstone’s owners — the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) — last week announced its intentions to cease hosting the British Grand Prix after 2019, citing that race was not financially viable under the current terms of the deal. Signed at the end of 2009 for a 17-year period, the contract has a 5% annual escalator on the promoter’s fee and the BRDC has said it has reached a “tipping point.” It lost nearly £3 million ($3.8 million) in 2015 after hosing that year’s British Grand Prix and close to £5…

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Damning Banksia Hill report prompts call for specialised centres

Damning Banksia Hill report prompts call for specialised centres

Updated July 18, 2017 08:32:36 Several detention centres need to be established to deal with WA’s juvenile offenders after a report exposed a high occurrence of self-harm at the Banksia Hill facility, a prominent West Australian criminologist says. The investigation by Inspector of Custodial Services Neil Morgan revealed hundreds of incidents of self-harm by inmates at WA’s only juvenile prison, while also detailing what it says are unprecedented techniques to control behaviour. It also detailed six suicide attempts since the start of 2016 and was scathing of techniques used to…

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MasterChef’s Sarah cracks under pressure

MasterChef’s Sarah cracks under pressure

SARAH Tiong has been eliminated from MasterChef Australia a week after using her immunity pin to stay in the competition. The 25-year-old risk consultant, from New South Wales, lost a sudden death cook-off against Karlie Verkerk and Diana Chan. media_cameraMasterChef Australia: Diana Chan, Sarah Tiong and Karlie Verkerk confront the Pearl on the Ocean Floor. Picture: Network TenTiong, who shone in Japan Week, admits that the build-up of pressure throughout the Channel 10 cooking show finally got to her. “In this particular challenge the pressure was a lot for me…

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Adventure World reveals ‘swing on steroids’

Adventure World reveals ‘swing on steroids’

AFTER almost two years of planning, Adventure World can reveal details about its newest attraction – code-named MI3. Described as a ‘swing on steroids’, the new ride is yet to be opened but it will be up and running in time for the new season. With parts of the ride constructed in Lichtenstein, Spain, Slovakia and the Philippines, it took 12 trucks to deliver all the parts to the theme park’s Bibra Lake site. It’s taken three months of putting the pieces together, with 14 tonnes of reinforced steel holding a…

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Food delivery just like mama used to make

Food delivery just like mama used to make

THEY say there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal and now a new food delivery service is allowing people to share their beloved family dishes with others all across Brisbane. media_cameraSarah Gan is now cooking for FoodByUs. Picture: AAP/Steve Pohlner FoodByUs launches in the River City tomorrow, offering a spin on the Uber Eats phenomenon, where instead of ordering from restaurants, punters order from other home cooks. Available is everything from cookies and cakes to Thai curries and Italian pastas made by everyone from the office dessert queen to the…

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