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Volcano erupts on island of St. Vincent, blasting ash 20,000 feet into the air

first_imgHow and why is volcano ash different from wildfire ash? April 18, 2021 CA: HEAT/FIRE THREAT PROMPT POWER GRID FLEX ALERT Watch Joe Jonas crash a Jonas Brothers-themed spin class See Biden and Putin shake hands as summit begins in Geneva play “Explosive eruption at La Soufrière,” NEMO officials tweeted. “Ash plumes up to 20,000 feet headed East,” it added.“Please leave the red zone immediately. La Soufrière has erupted. Ash fall recorded as far as Argyle International Airport,” NEMO’s post said. Woman charges at Simone Biles’ brother after murder acquittal play Hawaii residents told to stay indoors as Kilauea volcano erupts December 21, 2020 play CA: NEW LAW REQUIRES VIDEO TAPING GUN PURCHASES play play Marvel’s ‘Loki’ hits Disney+ Sinabung volcano unleashed a burst of hot ash in Indonesia August 24, 2020 This video is no longer available AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Vaccine-hesitant patient: If I could do it all over again, I’d get it Putin faces question about cyber attacks against the US play play NV: ACCUSED CHILD KILLER GRABS POLICE GUN (CAUGHT ON CAM) play Arizona voting data taken to so-called ‘lab’ in remote Montana ST. VINCENT / CNN — A volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted, sending ash plumes 20,000 feet into the air.The smoke plume is estimated to have reached nearly 40,000 feet in the air, and was visible on satellite. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments play OH: MAN RUN OVER BY COP AFTER GETTING SHOT play MN: POLICE TRY TO TAKE BACK PROTEST INTERSECTION The island was on red alert, which meant an eruption was “imminent now,” NEMO said.La Soufriere Saint Vincent, has erupted 5 times going back to the early 1700s, the most recent of which in 1979. An uptick in activity in December prompted the government to reach out to residents in an effort to review evacuation plans.   play The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Western heat wave topping all-time heat records play play play NYT: Trump finance chief could face charges as early as this summer play AdvertisementTags: eruptionSt. VincentVolcano Former transgender student athlete shares message about transitioning to authentic self play LIVE VIEW: Volcanic eruption in Iceland March 25, 2021 CA: ASIAN WOMAN ATTACKED IN POSSIBLE HATE CRIME Cristiano Ronaldo rejects Coca-Cola and praises water play play play 40 MILLION+ FACE LIFE-THREATENING, RECORD-BREAKING HEAT WAVE (930pET) RELATEDTOPICS Vaccine-hesitant patient: If I could do it all over again, I’d get it HEALTH MINUTE: INCREASED DEMAND FOR BLOOD IN THE U.S. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins presses Biden on his meeting with Putin Tulare man meets daughter for first time after 53 years CONSUMER WATCH: PARENTS URGED TO NOT USE RICE CEREAL play play play Evacuation orders were put into place in about a dozen districts of St. Vincent, affecting roughly 6,000 to 7,000 people, a spokesperson for the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, or UWI-SRC, told CNN. The volcano, named La Soufrière, is located on the largest island in the St. Vincent and Grenadines chain, the country’s National Emergency Management Organization said. Advertisement play play CA: 8-YEAR-OLD SPEAKS OUT AFTER SHOT IN DRIVE-BY Advertisement Timelapse: 10-story building goes up in nearly one day Advertisementlast_img read more

New measures to crack down tax evasion

CRA wins court decision forcing roofing company to give over customer records The Conservatives are beefing up the tools used to go after tax cheats in the hopes of recovering billions in lost revenue. A team of six to 10 bureaucrats will be assigned to work only on pinpointing tax evaders and their efforts will be backed by $30 million over the next five years for new technology and other tools required for the hunt. “Anyone trying to hide large sums of money offshore should know this — they should declare all their assets now before the agency comes after them,” Revenue Minister Gail Shea said Wednesday. Half of the money announced Thursday was previously committed in the March budget to build a system that will require banks and certain other financial institutions to report funds transfers of $10,000 or more to the Canada Revenue Agency. Cracking down on international tax cheats The remaining $15 million will be reallocated from elsewhere within the CRA in order to increase compliance efforts, the minister said. A number of other provisions to go after tax cheats were announced in March, including a new reward for people who blow the whistle on major evaders. The hunt for tax dodgers has both financial and political motives. Governments around the world were embarrassed in April after 2.5 million files on offshore tax havens were leaked to the media via the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. And earlier this month, a House of Commons report suggested that “taxpayer morale” was at risk if the government didn’t tell people it was actively working to improve the system. Meanwhile, the 2013 budget suggested the Conservatives are banking on recouping $2.4 billion over the next six years via stronger compliance in order to erase the deficit. It’s unclear how much money is actually lost each year to international tax evasion; independent estimates indicate Canada could be losing up to $7.8 billion annually in tax revenue. Shea said Wednesday that since 2006, enforcement efforts have recovered about $4.5 billion. The CRA has been among the departments hardest hit by ongoing federal budget cuts. It’s expected to cut some $300 million out of its budget over the next three years and eliminate around 3,000 jobs. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Tax evasionCompanies Canada Revenue Agency Related news Canadian Press CRA assesses nearly $60 million under offshore tax informant program Your wealthy clients will soon pay more for luxury vehicles read more

Permits Approved for Expansion of Wigton Wind Farm

first_imgRelatedPermits Approved for Expansion of Wigton Wind Farm Permits Approved for Expansion of Wigton Wind Farm UncategorizedJuly 3, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, has announced that procurement permits have been approved for the expansion of the Wigton wind farm with an additional 18 megawatts.He also disclosed that a private power company is looking to partner with the Government for the expansion project.“We have no reservations about the benefits that this will yield. I am heartened by the number of proposals that we are receiving from private investors to develop renewable energy in Jamaica, but this cannot happen in a vacuum. Potential investors need background information that is informed by rigorous analysis and research,” Mr. Mullings said.He also noted that some 40 proposals are now before the Office of Utilities and Regulation in response to the invitation for bids to develop renewable energy in Jamaica.The Minister was speaking during his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (July 1).Mr. Mullings also informed that Jamaica is a member of a technical working group to access the potential for renewable energy projects in PetroCaribe member countries.“We are also partnering in a number of renewable energy initiatives with our CARICOM partners. We have been working and we have prepared some exciting projects for the country,” the Minister stated.“A project to come on stream is the generation of two megawatts of electricity using wind turbines without gearboxes. This project will be located at the Port Authority. If the project is successful, it will be replicated across the Petro Caribe member countries,” he continued.He also noted that another project “is to install a bank of solar panels in one of our rapidly growing communities.” Mr. Mullings said it is expected that this community will eventually supply electricity to the national grid. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedPermits Approved for Expansion of Wigton Wind Farm RelatedPermits Approved for Expansion of Wigton Wind Farmlast_img read more

St. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBP

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Red Cross is the beneficiary of a refurbished ambulance, courtesy of St. Ann Jamaica Bauxite Partners (SAJBP).The unit was officially handed over to the branch on July 13, at a ceremony held at the SAJBP in Discovery Bay.“We believe that healthcare is essential and it is of paramount importance in Jamaica, so we are making our contribution felt at the grass roots level, so that is why we considered the St. Ann Red Cross to be the beneficiary of this ambulance,” Public and Community Relations Officer at SAJBP, Winston Watson, said at the handing over ceremony.In addition, Human Resource Manager at the company, Nelson Barton, said that they were pleased to present the ambulance to the St. Ann Red Cross.“What would make us very pleased is if this ambulance could be used to make a contribution to saving the life of even one sick person and that would make us feel that this gesture was well worth the effort,” Mr. Barton said, stressing that the SAJBP would continue to remain committed to safety, healthcare and community development.Meanwhile, Vice President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Martin Gooden, said that the donation of the ambulance is a demonstration of a longstanding relationship between the SAJBP and the St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Red Cross.“When we receive substantial gifts like this, especially in times like now, when we know that the global economic crisis has affected the bauxite industry, and would have affected this company…we will keep it in good condition and we will carry out your mandate to ensure that we meet the needs of those persons who really need the ambulance’s services,” Mr. Gooden said.He thanked the company for helping the St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Red Cross to meet their humanitarian obligations to the people that they serve. RelatedSt. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBP RelatedSt. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBP RelatedSt. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBPcenter_img St. Ann Red Cross Gets Ambulance from SAJBP Health & WellnessJuly 13, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

Private hospitals welcome sensible path to prostheses reforms

first_imgPrivate hospitals welcome sensible path to prostheses reforms Australian Private Hospitals AssociationThe Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) has welcomed the Governments’ approach to Prostheses List reform announced in the Federal Budget.APHA CEO Michael Roff said there was broad agreement across the sector that pricing reform of prostheses was required.“While there is still much detail to be worked through, the pathway the Government has chosen to bring public and private sector prostheses prices into line appears sensible and is consistent with the approach advocated by APHA.“A phased approach to pricing reform will enable necessary changes to be made in a planned and managed way, allowing continued access by doctors to a full range of technologies for their patients while minimising any shocks to the system.“We are pleased the Government has rejected the radical DRG funding model, which would have resulted in significant cost increases for consumers, a reduction in choice of technologies and threatened the viability of many private hospitals.“They have listened to the sector and we look forward to engaging constructively on the reform consultations.In addition, APHA welcomed recognition of the need for an improved understanding of the effectiveness of private hospital default benefit arrangements in supporting out-of-hospital care for more Australian patients. This study needs to look at how private hospitals have been held back from providing innovative patient centred care; particularly in mental health and rehabilitation.Mr Roff said there were some issues he was disappointed not to see addressed in the Budget.“There have not been any changes that will meaningfully reduce the cost of private health insurance for low-income earners, many of whom have struggled through the pandemic. In the years since it was introduced, the effective rate of the health insurance rebate has been reduced from 30 percent to less than 25 percent. Low-income households face a ‘double whammy’ of increased premiums and reduced rebates because every year the value of their private health insurance rebate goes down.“The Federal Government had an opportunity in the 2021 Budget to provide significant relief to these families and make the rebate count again, but unfortunately that has been missed. Not only that, but the policies have been locked in for another two years, effectively meaning the rebate’s value will be reduced further.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, APHA, Australia, Australian, Australian Private Hospitals Association, Federal, federal budget, federal government, Government, hospital, insurance, mental health, pandemic, private health, rebate, reformlast_img read more

Public Hospitals under pressure

first_imgPublic Hospitals under pressure Australian Medical AssociationDr Khorshid this week drew attention to our struggling public hospital system, telling media that there was “nothing” in the Budget to help our public hospitals. “Although, yes the Government is spending 45 per cent of the cost of running public hospitals, and they seem to think that absolves them of any responsibility for how they’re run, every State and Territory has public hospitals in crisis,” Dr Khorshid told the SMH. The AMA used its post-budget media interviews, as well as coverage in The Sunday Age, The Sun-Herald, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald to draw further attention for the need for a national fix of the funding and resourcing of our hospitals.Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler told media that issues including ambulance stuck in hospital emergency queues waiting to offload patients were rife throughout the country.Sadly, the effects of ambulance ramping were clearly delineated with the release of a report into the death of a young girl forced to wait two hours for treatment at a Perth hospital’s emergency department on Easter Saturday in April.Dr Khorshid told Sky News that if Australia’s biggest challenge going forward to open our borders was to resource our public hospitals which are struggling even without high numbers of flu, or COVID.“We have a public hospital system right now that is bursting at the seams, it is overrun with really sick Australians who can’t get in the front door, they’re ramped in ambulances outside hospitals.” /AMA/AusMed News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AMA, Ambulance, Australia, Australian Medical Association, Butler, Easter, Emergency, emergency department, Government, health, health minister, healthcare, hospital, Minister, Perth, spending, Sydney, treatmentlast_img read more

Trilateral Meeting of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of United Kingdom, President Joe Biden

first_imgTrilateral Meeting of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of United Kingdom, President Joe Biden The White HousePrime Minster Johnson, President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison met in the margins of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay on 12 June 2021. They discussed a number of issues of mutual concern, including the Indo-Pacific region. They agreed that the strategic context in the Indo-Pacific was changing and that there was a strong rationale for deepening strategic cooperation between the three governments. They welcomed the forthcoming visits and exercises in the Indo-Pacific by the Carrier Strike Group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Boris Johnson, carrier, G7, Government, Minister, Morrison, President, Prime Minister, Queen, Scott Morrison, strike, United Kingdom, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Rare Norton was a surprise to owner

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Keith Macauley bought this motorcycle in 1973 for $400, rode it, began to chop it, stored it, and then restored it. “There was this dirty old Norton leaning against the fence,” Macauley recalls. “It had knobby tires on it, and no fenders. I was told it had been used as a hillclimber, but it worked and that was all I was concerned about.”Macauley paid $400 for what was sold to him as a 1969 Norton Commando. He made it street legal with a set of fenders and proceeded to ride the bike, hard. By the second summer of riding the engine required attention, and Macauley was also taking an interest in the chopper scene. RELATED On the Road: Millarville Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet Simply put, choppers are customized motorcycles, often equipped with extended front ends and rigid rear frames. Macauley took the Norton apart, delivering what he thought was just a Commando frame to a local fabricator to have the swingarm and shocks replaced with a rigid rear section.After disassembling the top end of the twin-cylinder 750cc motor, Macauley delivered the cylinder head to Norton, Triumph and Suzuki dealer Motorbike City on Richmond Road.“The mechanic at Motorbike City took one look and told me I had a Norton P11, not a Commando as I thought,” Macauley recalls. “He said it was a rare machine, and that I should put it back together the way it should be.” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Father and son Keith and Kieran Macauley with the rare 1968 Norton P11.Greg Williams, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Smiths’ instruments were restored by Andy Henderson of Vintage British Cables in Medicine Hat, Alberta.Greg Williams, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Keith Macauley aboard his restored Norton.Greg Williams, Driving See More Videos April 23: Nifty Fifty’s Ford Club of Calgary hosts the 32nd annual Spring Thaw at Sunridge Mall. The club expects classics, hot rods, customs, muscle car and antiques – all vehicles must be 25 years old and older. Registration is $10, with donations of food or cash accepted on site in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Call 403-374-0653 for more information. Rain date is April 30. During the chopper craze of the Seventies, this rare Norton P11 almost met its end simply because its owner didn’t know what he had.“Motorcycles began to fascinate me when I was in high school at Viscount Bennett,” says Calgarian Keith Macauley. “One of my friends had a Norton, and I never forgot about that.” Macauley didn’t get a motorcycle until four years after graduating. In 1973 he went to Bow Cycle and looked at all of the new machines on the showroom floor, but couldn’t afford any of the offerings.A salesman suggested Macauley go out back to look in Bow Cycle’s boneyard. Buy It! 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In the mid-1960s a pair of American desert-racing enthusiasts, Bob Blair and Steve Zabaro (of ZDS Motors in Glendale, Calif.), wanted a powerful motorcycle to race in off-road events. In 1966, they took the 750cc engine from a road-going Norton Atlas model and put it into an off-road-based Matchless G85CS frame, creating a powerful, lightweight “desert sled.”Their prototype machine was shipped back to England, where Associated Motor Cycles, which owned both the Norton and Matchless lines, developed it into the P11 model, introduced in 1967. In all, it is thought only 2,500 P11, and its descendents, the P11A and Ranger 750, were produced before being dropped from the Norton range in 1969.“I rushed back to get the frame from the guy who was chopping it,” Macauley says, and continues, “but the damage had been done, it was cut and a rigid rear had been welded on.”In search of a proper frame, Macauley got lucky when he visited Greg’s Cycle in Calgary. Amid a pile of old frames out in the yard, Macauley managed to locate what turned out to be a correct Norton P11 frame. At that point, however, the project stalled. The entire Norton was boxed up, and over the next 40 years the pieces were stored away.In 2013, Macauley’s son Kieran, a journeyman autobody technician, told his dad it was time to put the Norton back together.“Yes, it’s a rare motorcycle,” Kieran says, “but it’s worth more to me because it’s Dad’s old bike, and it was something we could do as a father/son project.”John Oland and Ross Elliot (Rossco) of Motoparts in Edmonton gave the pair some advice, and together father and son began work on the Norton P11 in Macauley’s basement. Brakes, hubs and forks were rebuilt and the engine and gearbox pieced back together. Kieran painted anything that’s black using a spray can and fixed a single dent on the gas tank. A friend painted the tank, oil tank and battery cover in the P11 metallic red.Back on the road in 2015, the Norton had a persistent carburetor issue that continually fouled spark plugs. They’d changed many of the internal carburetor components, but it wasn’t until Colin White of Time Cycles in Cochrane took a look and changed the needles that carburetion really improved.Now, there’s close to 1,000 miles on the Smiths speedometer that was rebuilt by Andy Henderson of Vintage British Cables in Medicine Hat.“It wasn’t an over-the-top restoration,” Kieran says, “because we built it just to have some fun with it.” Macauley adds, “All those years ago I didn’t have the time or the money to put it together, but I also didn’t want to sell; it was always something on the horizon.“Now that it’s running, I’ll ride it to go meet Kieran for coffee or over to see my grandsons. It lives in my garage now, but one day it’ll move over to Kieran’s garage.”Greg Williams is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Have a column tip? Contact him at 403-287-1067 or [email protected]’S NEXT last_img read more

5 of our favourite season’s greetings for this holiday season

first_img advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Granted, the better half doesn’t seem overly impressed when the air-pruned spruce finally makes it to the couple’s oddly remote dwelling. At least Max managed to keep the bristles intact…Mercedes-AMGHaving read the first two items on this list, and despite Mercedes’ equally entertaining ‘Pit stop puppy’ and Formula 1 carollers, you might assume each of our preferred season’s greetings includes a wildly impractical form of Christmas tree delivery and ruined rear rubber. Well, you’re half right. The fact that this themed teaser video features no pretense, no storyline, and a festively wrapped 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 high-revving its 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and spinning the ever-loving crap out of its rear tires doesn’t hurt either. Very much in Drift / Hooligan Mode, the new, expected-to-be 400+ hp A45 picks up the mantle as the world’s most powerful hot hatch – its predecessor topped out at 376 hp after initially being launched at 355 hp – and subtly showcases some new quad exhaust pipes, a revised rear spoiler and extended wheel arches. All to the very-unseasonal rhythm of Grime, ‘Don’t Stop’, for those of you growing more and more despondent in the comments section. Okay, that’s the last of the ‘drift’ Christmas videos, promise.FIATWe’ve heard of wrapping cars, but this is ridiculous! Hahahahahaha, oh sod off.Okay, granted, unless you currently reside within Zones 1 and 2 of London – yes, in the UK – FIAT’s team of ‘little helper’ 500s will be of no use to you. It’s an interesting idea though: simply by sending a Twitter-based SOS with the #WrappedbyFiat hashtag, one of FIAT’s 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder city runarounds will be dispatched with paper, sellotape and an arse-load of bubble wrap to cater to your gift-wrapping needs. For those of us who pride ourselves on box-wrapping – seriously, you could cut yourself on those sharpened edges – but year after year are defeated by Toblerones, tricycles and the occasional puppy, this could be a blessing in disguise. If you live in the UK. In London. In Zones 1 or 2. Hondahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6honIgRxeIAnd so we end not with drifting, not with gift-wrapping, and not with a Christmas tree and a deadline, but with actual sentiment. I know, I know, we’re slipping, but we can’t help it. This one kicked us square in the feels. It’s called ‘The Magic Snow Globe’, and rather than promoting the updated CR-V or setting another front-wheel-drive lap record with the Civic Type R – although we wouldn’t mind seeing a snowy Nordschleife lap with studded tires – it’s actually the promotional material of a new program in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in the UK. It provides children undergoing cancer treatment over the festive season with a ‘Winter Wonderland’ virtual reality scene-scape, one that can be experienced via the Oculus Rift. You can check out the 360-degree scene yourself right HERE, and while it doesn’t feature a donuting Lotus, a 900-hp Dakar brusier or a sneak peak of a 2019 hatchback… well, how could we not include this here? *Fear not, normal service of motoring news and innate sarcasm with be up and running again in the New Year. In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas or #Driftmas… oh-I-swore-I-wasn’t-going-to-use-it! Honourable mention: DodgeUnder normal circumstances, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat retuned as a sleigh and Bill Goldberg taking a break from the squared circle to, hopefully, destroy all memories of his first role as Kris Kringle – Santa’s Slay, anyone? – would automatically make this list. But given that we ran a full news piece when the video originally dropped on YouTube, we just couldn’t justify taking up a spot on the list with Santa’s Rudolph replacement. Our list, our rules, comments section, etc. center_img LotusNauseating as the #Driftmas related hashtag most definitely is, Lotus pretty much nailed it with this typically English tribute to Ken Block. For starters, the brand’s sideways weapon of choice is the Evora GT410 Sport, the second most powerful coupe on Lotus’ lineup that fires – yes, good guess – 410 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6. Couple that with a 1,256-kg kerb weight, and you have an impressive 314-hp/ton power-to-weight ratio – on par with an Audi R8 V10 Spyder – the festive rubber of which is hooned, sideways, around most of Lotus’ Hethel facility ring roads. The fun doesn’t end there though. The GT410 Sport and its unnamed beast of a driver takes a quick amble past the team’s famous Formula 1–championship winning 72 – so good it won three titles in ’70, ’72 and ’73 and remained unchanged for five years – and the company’s most famous sports car, the Bond era Esprit S1.The brandy sauce atop the Christmas pudding? The tree is decorated with miniature Evora ornaments. Well played Lotus. Well played. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

140 sheep perish in Lifford blaze

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 140 sheep perish in Lifford blaze Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img A local farmer is counting the cost after his entire flock of sheep perished in a fire in Lifford.The blaze broke out in a farm shed at Drumbouy at some stage on Sunday morning with the alarm raised at 1pm.Approximately 140 sheep died as a result of the fire.An investigation is continuing with Gardai in Lifford saying that they are particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have dash cam footage.Sergeant Charlene Anderson says they are not ruling out the possibility of the fire being started deliberately:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/sheepfire1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCollie O’Neill sacked by UCDNext articleFormer Donegal man awaiting murder trial charged with intimidating witnesses News Highland Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 20, 2019 Facebook Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more