Vettel extends F1 title lead in Ferrari one-two

Vettel extends F1 title lead in Ferrari one-two

Vettel drove a flawless race from pole position to secure his fourth win of the season, his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen taking second place at the Hungaroring. But it was far from straightforward for the German, whose car suffered from steering problems which saw his early advantage whittled away as Raikkonen kept station behind him. Hamilton closed up on both Ferraris after an indifferent start but was unable to pass either on a circuit where it is notoriously difficult to overtake. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas had allowed Hamilton through…

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Augmented reality hoping to return Tasmanian tigers to bush

Augmented reality hoping to return Tasmanian tigers to bush

Posted August 04, 2017 18:13:59 Video: David Shering shows off some AR demos (ABC News) An augmented reality project is promising to give tourists to southern Tasmania a spectacle — the sight of a Tasmanian tiger loping out of the bush. The technology will allow anyone with a smartphone and the app to see the show at Russell Falls in Mount Field, with the potential in the near future — some predict — to use AR glasses or “wearables” to immerse you in the surrounds with the tiger. Brighton, Southern…

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Sculpture at Barangaroo returns to 'stop people in their tracks'

Sculpture at Barangaroo returns to 'stop people in their tracks'

Posted August 04, 2017 19:48:12 Photo: Kangooroo by Richard Tipping brings together road sign language and Australian vernacular speech. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) Related Story: Aboriginal artists promote reconciliation through First Fleet sculpture Related Story: Vivid festival to brighten up Barangaroo From bamboo bowers to shifting Sydney sands, the works that make up this year’s Sculpture at Barangaroo have been specially selected to complement the striking and ever-changing surrounds of Sydney’s foreshore. A total of 14 installations by nine emerging and established Australian artists feature in the second Sculpture at…

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CPA's remaining directors to quit in wake of governance scandal

CPA's remaining directors to quit in wake of governance scandal

Posted August 04, 2017 20:20:51 The remaining directors of the accounting body CPA Australia are all set to quit by the end of the year. The announcement was made late on Friday, as directors faced a growing push from dissident members for a spill of the entire board. The CPA board members also faced the prospect of intense questioning about the organisation’s governance, as they expected to appear before a senate committee in Canberra within the next fortnight. Key among those questions will be how the current board decided on…

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli convicted at securities fraud trial

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli convicted at securities fraud trial

Updated August 05, 2017 07:16:08 Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide “Pharma Bro” persona on social media, has been convicted on charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. Key points: Prosecutors accused Shkreli of repeatedly misleading investors about what he was doing with their money He blew money on bad stock picks, forcing him to cook up scheme to recover millions, they said Investors accused Shkreli of keeping them in the dark as his scheme unfolded…

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