Through the lens of a 104-year-old camera

Through the lens of a 104-year-old camera

That’s because, unlike his contemporaries on the F1 circuit, the American photographer uses a Grafex 4×5 view camera from 1913. While the rest of the permanently accredited media shoot up to 20 frames per second in a bid for the perfect back page picture, Paul actively embraces the imperfections in his black and white portfolio. “I just want to make it more emotional,” he tells CNN, explaining it takes at least 30 seconds and he’s limited to 20 photos in a shoot. “Across Formula One there are so many guys…

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Venezuela bans protests ahead of vote

Venezuela bans protests ahead of vote

The ban, announced Thursday toward the end of an opposition-led general strike that shuttered some businesses nationwide for two days, begins Friday and continues through Tuesday, interior and justice minister Néstor Reverol said. He prohibited “all public meetings and demonstrations, gatherings and other similar acts that might disturb the electoral process.” Those who run afoul of the ban risk prison sentences of five to 10 years, he said. The move comes as Venezuela, in the midst of an economic and political crisis that has spurred street protests for months, prepares…

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Natalie’s a ripper of a Bachelorette

Natalie’s a ripper of a Bachelorette

IF FIRST impressions last, one girl certainly had a blast making the most of her moment. Unfortunately, for Natalie Holmberg, it may not have been quite the right impression. When Holmberg, ahem, let one rip during the first Bachelor cocktail party on Wednesday night, viewers were torn over whether the South Australian midwife was just being her normal funny self, or displaying the most unladylike act ever seen on reality television. But she says that despite the criticism and debate, she has no regrets over her decision to deliberately break…

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NAPLAN organisers defend 'tailored testing'

NAPLAN organisers defend 'tailored testing'

Posted July 28, 2017 00:05:40 The organisers of NAPLAN say the introduction of ‘tailored testing’ next year will provide more precise results. Key points: Online version will automatically adapt to student’s performance and provide tailored questions Robert Randall from the curriculum authority says no student will be disadvantaged Education expert says tailored testing “will be an improvement” to current approach” Schools will next month start testing their internet systems and speeds to make sure they are ready to offer the exams online in 2018. The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting…

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US foreign aid cuts may be 'death sentence' to women in Malawi

US foreign aid cuts may be 'death sentence' to women in Malawi

They meet the traditional healer in a sparsely furnished room, a half-hour’s bumpy ride outside Blantyre, in southern Malawi. “I mix these secret herbs with hot water,” he says, gesturing to a concoction in a plastic container. “They all want a shortcut to terminate their pregnancy.” “Once a woman drinks the mixture, she starts bleeding in less than an hour,” he says, adding that the whole process takes only a few hours. The healer, who asked CNN not to be identified because abortion is illegal in Malawi, shows us where…

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