McLaughlin on fire as record lap seals Bathurst pole

McLaughlin on fire as record lap seals Bathurst pole

Updated October 07, 2017 18:43:44 Photo: Scott McLaughlin broke his own lap record to clinch pole position at the Bathurst 1000. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Supercars series leader Scott McLaughlin fought back tears after breaking his own Mount Panorama lap record to claim pole position for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000. Bathurst 1000 top 10 grid Scott McLaughlin David Reynolds Mark Winterbottom Chaz Mostert Shane Van Gisbergen Cameron Waters Fabian Coulthard Jason Bright Garth Tander James Courtney The Ford gun clocked an astonishing 2:03.83 seconds, eclipsing his mark set in Friday’s practice by…

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Legal aides leave Weinstein amid sex claims

Legal aides leave Weinstein amid sex claims

Lisa Bloom raised a lot of eyebrows for supporting Harvey Weinstein when The New York Times exposed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. Bloom spoke on his behalf for two days — but now she says she’s done. “I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” she tweeted on Saturday. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.” Later in the day, a source familiar with the matter confirmed that another Weinstein adviser, Lanny Davis, has also stopped working with him. Davis,…

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Deadly gas explosion sends giant fireball billowing over Ghana's capital

Deadly gas explosion sends giant fireball billowing over Ghana's capital

Updated October 08, 2017 11:07:45 External Link: Gas station explosion in Ghana Related Story: Blast at Ghana petrol station kills 150 people sheltering from rain A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, sending a giant fireball high into the sky above the city and killing a number of people. The explosion at around 7:30 pm local time began at a state-owned GOIL liquefied natural gas station and spread to a Total petrol station across the street at the city’s Atomic Junction, a witness said. At…

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Behind the scenes with the Justice League

Behind the scenes with the Justice League

AS he sits on set of his latest comic book superhero film overlooking his ‘batcave’, Ben Affleck looks comfortable in his skin both physically and metaphorically. Physically he is wearing a new-look, body-tight, muscled, heat-resistant, neoprene-and-titanium-dipped, tri-weave fibres suit with Kevlar plates that Affleck says gives him and his alter ego Bruce Wayne aka Batman a hell of a lot more “flex” to stretch than his previous outing as the caped crusader. But metaphorically the actor says that his character is back-to-basics Batman: witty, cynical and more reliant on his…

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Unlocking the dark arts of tintype photography

Unlocking the dark arts of tintype photography

Posted October 08, 2017 08:00:00 Photo: The magic of tintype photography is enjoying a resurgence in interest. (ABC Radio Adelaide: Brett Williamson) Photography was originally known as the “dark arts”, but did you know this description was simply a tip of the hat to tintype? Tintype is a 19th-century method of development used by early photographers. The tintype process: A metallic plate is coated with light-reactive chemicals and placed into a camera The plate is exposed to light then quickly moved into a darkroom The plate is placed in a…

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