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AEW Full Gear preview: Santana and Ortiz vs. The Young Bucks

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Two of the best tag teams in the world are set to do battle in a faction vs. faction contest at Full Gear. The tag team of Proud and Powerful, formerly known as EYFBO and LAX, have made quite a bit of noise in their time in AEW. The former IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Champions […]

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Fantasy Football Week 10 quarterback streaming picks

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Finding a streaming option for your fantasy football team may be difficult this week with six teams on a bye week and a couple of other quarterbacks hurt. Week 9 is in the books and week 10 is just about to begin. With just a few weeks left of the fantasy football regular season, every […]

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Meet the fan who bet Lamar Jackson would win MVP

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FanSided is partnering with The Action Network to bring you expert sports betting information and analysis. In May, a professional sports bettor walked into the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and liked what he saw. The sportsbook, operated by DraftKings, had Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson priced at 66-1 ($100 would win $6,600) to […]

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How Logan Paul vs. KSI 2 could be good for the sport of boxing

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Social media stars Logan Paul and KSI fight for the second time on Saturday, Nov. 9. Boxing as professionals, they could positively impact the sport. It’s only business. That’s the reason Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing, and DAZN signed social media stars Logan Paul and KSI to fight professionally on Saturday, Nov. 9. Boxing purists question […]

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Pros and cons of Tiger Woods’ potential Presidents Cup picks

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Team USA captain Tiger Woods will make his four picks on Thursday to complete the American roster for the Presidents Cup Tiger Woods will get the chance to play a different role at the Presidents Cup next month. The 82-time PGA Tour winner will captain the American team against Ernie Els and the Internationals when […]

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Checking in on WWE’s ratings over the last month

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Since the season premiere of Raw in October, the red brand has continued to show a steady pace in the cable ratings. While there have been mixed reviews over the quality of WWE Monday Night Raw since the debut of Paul Heyman as executive director, Raw cable ratings have at least continued to stay steady […]

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Player Profiles 2020 – Miami Marlins Starting Pitchers

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Nick Pollack analyzes the Miami Marlins rotation for 2020 with in-depth player profiles.
          

2020 NFL Draft Stock Watch: Terrell Lewis headlines 7 biggest risers from October

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Which 2020 NFL Draft prospects have risen up boards the most in the month of October? We have seen a number of 2020 NFL Draft prospects rise throughout the season this year, the most notable of which is LSU’s Joe Burrow. His excellent play this season has shot him up near Tua Tagovailoa on a […]

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Daily NBA betting tip sheet: Nov. 6

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NBA Betting Tip Sheet is a daily rundown of NBA betting lines and key factors that could impact the numbers in Las Vegas. All NBA odds are courtesy of The Action Network. Tonight’s lines (odds are subject to change): Washington Wizards (+4, +153 ML) @ Indiana Pacers (-4, -171 ML) (O/U 224.5) Notes: The Wizards remain without backup center Ian Mahinmi […]

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Actually, Seth Rollins is still pretty cool

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Seth Rollins has been taking a lot of heat from fans, and others in the wrestling business, for speaking his mind. But since when is being passionate about your craft considered “uncool?” Professional wrestling is an interesting industry. The performers need to be one part athlete and one part storyteller in order to achieve a […]

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How you should bet every Week 10 NFL game

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Each week we’ll look at The Action Network lines and over/unders and discuss how you should bet each game in the NFL. Each week, FanSided looks at the odds for each NFL contest and gets you prepared to wager on each and every game. We’ve talked about how this season in particular has been incredibly difficult to […]

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Cassius Winston is Superman but he can’t do it all on his own for Michigan State to thrive

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The Michigan State Spartans were the preseason No. 1 for the first time under Tom Izzo but their stay at the top will be short-lived if Cassius Winston doesn’t get more help from his supporting cast. The finale of the 2019 Champions Classic featured the Michigan State Spartans face off against the Kentucky Wildcats in […]

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Fantasy Football: Stashing Kareem Hunt is about to pay off

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Kareem Hunt will return to the field this week, so how will his presence impact the Browns from fantasy perspective. Kareem Hunt has completed an eight-game suspension, and he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has said the league’s leading rusher in 2017 will have a role, […]

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Ronald Jones is the running back you’ll need to survive bye week hell

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You may find yourself in a predicament with fantasy running backs during your bye week. A solution to your problem might be Ronald Jones. Week 10 is upon us in the 2019 NFL season. While the team you root for could be in playoff position or looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft, one thing […]

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Waiver Wire controversy: Should you block other teams in your league?

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With Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season featuring six teams on bye, is this the right time to block your fantasy football opponent from making a claim? In all honesty, your probably play fantasy football with friends or colleagues. Sure, you’d love to have bragging rights over these people, but is it in your […]

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Georgia’s Anthony Edwards looks like second coming of Dwyane Wade

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The Georgia Bulldogs got exactly what they anticipated from freshman star Anthony Edwards in his first game. Anthony Edwards entered the NCAA as the second overall player in the Class of 2019. He reclassified into last year’s senior class and despite being a year younger than his peers, his talent has helped him stand out […]

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WWE Monday Night Raw Power Rankings: Week of Nov. 4, 2019

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Here are your WWE Monday Night Power Rankings for the week of Oct. 28, 2019. After a wild and bumpy weekend that made all kinds of headlines overseas, WWE headed back stateside for Monday Night Raw. Let’s dive into this week’s power rankings, and see where the red brand’s stars fall on the list. Top […]

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A Star is Born: Tyrese Maxey is Kentucky’s next phenom

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After a dominating performance at the Champions Classic, Tyrese Maxey has emerged as the next big star in college basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats are absolutely loaded this season, a fact they demonstrated with a gritty win over No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. John Calipari had a lot of choices […]

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AEW Dynamite preview for Nov. 6th, 2019

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The first go-home episode of AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite emanates from Charlotte, North Carolina as Full Gear quickly approaches. Cody has been attempting to get something off his chest for a few weeks. “The American Nightmare” seemed very close to making a major announcement last week before he was interrupted by his Full Gear opponent […]

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The Mandalorian: Everything you need to know before you watch

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The Mandalorian is just days away from dropping on Disney+. Here’s all of the important information you need to know about the new Star Wars show. We are officially less than one week away from the highly anticipated debut of the series The Mandalorian on the all-new Disney+ streaming service. Star Wars has never done a live-action series […]

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James Wiseman proves worthy of all the hype in Memphis debut

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The Memphis Tigers brought in the No.1 recruiting class headlined by top recruit, James Wiseman, who aced his first test and is a bonafide college basketball star. A lot of attention is going to be paid to what happens with the Memphis Tigers this season thanks to the loaded group of freshmen that they got […]

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Meet the 2019 FanSided Fan of the Year Finalists

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NWA POWERRR results: Colt Cabana wins National title, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express appear

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FanSided is back with all the happenings from the Nov. 5 episode of NWA POWERRR, “Colt Cabana vs. James Storm.“ It seems like NWA has already given up titling their episodes, or at least for this week. Again, before the show, they spliced in positive Tweets from fans mainly referencing how nostalgic it makes them […]

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LSU vs Alabama: 3 reasons Crimson Tide covers spread vs. Tigers

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will be favored on Saturday’s high-profile game vs. the LSU Tigers. Here are three reasons the Crimson Tide will cover the spread. In what is undoubtedly the biggest game of the college football season up to this point, a pair of unbeaten teams will meet at Bryant-Denny Stadium for presumably the […]

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Player Profiles 2020: Miami Marlins Bullpen

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Rick Graham breaks down the Miami Marlins bullpen for the 2020 season.
          

Watch Zabit Magomedsharipov wage war with Kyle Bochniak ahead of UFC Moscow (VIDEO)

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Before he competes in his home country against Calvin Kattar at UFC Moscow, watch Zabit Magomedsharipov battle Kyle Bochniak in their epic encounter from UFC 223. In his home country of Russia, Zabit Magomedsharipov will have the opportunity to show why he deserves a future UFC featherweight title shot, as he and Calvin Kattar will do […]

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The Equalizer reboot misses what’s important about the classic series

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The Equalizer reboot is in development at CBS, but the new version misses the mark on everything that made the original Edward Woodward series memorable. The Equalizer is the latest TV series getting a reboot, but early details paint a picture of something completely different from one of the most underrated series of all time. […]

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Boston Bruins the latest victim of the NHL’s toss up offside review

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The Boston Bruins believed they had taken their first lead of the game against the Montreal Canadiens, then the dreaded offside review struck. The NHL’s much-maligned offside review makes waves across the hockey world every few weeks or so it seems. The latest incident came during Tuesday night’s game between the Boston Bruins and the […]

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NFL Week 10 2019: Announcer pairings

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There’s just 13 games on the NFL schedule. Which announcer teams are where this week as the league embarks on the second half of 2019? We are officially at the halfway point of the National Football League’s 100th season. That’s because all 32 teams have played at least eight games in 2019. Week 10 begins […]

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NBA DFS: Studs, Scrubs, & Duds — Nov. 6

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Welcome to Studs, Scrubs, and Duds; FanSided’s daily fantasy NBA lineup helper. Here’s what’s on the slate for tonight: 7 p.m. ET: New York at Detroit, Washington at Indiana 7:30 p.m. ET: Chicago at Atlanta, Golden State at Houston, Sacramento at Toronto 8 p.m. ET: Minnesota at Memphis 8:30 p.m. ET: Orlando at Dallas 9 […]

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WWE NXT preview for Nov. 6, 2019: Watch online

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Everything you need to know to prepare you for the upcoming edition of WWE NXT for Nov. 6 on the USA Network. The black and yellow brand is the talk of the entire WWE Universe right now after NXT did a “takeover” of SmackDown on Friday night, followed by an attack on Raw a few […]

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CFL Fantasy Football: Draftkings Grey Cup Semifinals Preview

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This week, the CFL presents the Draftkings community with a two game semifinal slate as the road to the Grey Cup begins! Let’s dive into this week’s Draftkings player selections! As always, I will begin my player picks with the quarterback position. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell-Calgary Stampeders $10,100 Bo Levi Mitchell will be the quarterback […]

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AEW Full Gear preview: Chris Jericho vs. Cody Championship match

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Inaugural AEW World Champion Chris Jericho will defend his title against Cody at Full Gear on Saturday, Nov. 9. At All Out, Chris Jericho became “Le Champion” when he beat Adam “Hangman” Page to become the first AEW World Champion. He made headlines when he literally lost the title belt the next day, but it […]

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Devonte’ Graham: Unstoppable force or immovable object?

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Devonte’ Graham is hitting shots and winning games for the Hornets. What did we all miss about this former second-round pick? I’d love to be able to generalize Devonte’ Graham, to look at the leap he’s taken from his first to his second season and derive some sort of timeless wisdom about the developmental trajectory […]

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LSU vs Alabama: 3 reasons Tigers upset Tide

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The top-ranked LSU Tigers are getting ready for a trip to Tuscaloosa. With the offensive firepower that LSU has this season, expect the Tigers to be able to take down the Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon. Alabama and LSU are gearing up for a battle between the top two ranked teams in the country. The Crimson […]

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¿Te gusta conducir? El futuro BMW M2 seguirá siendo un tracción trasera

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¿Te gusta conducir? El futuro BMW M2 seguirá siendo un tracción trasera

El nuevo BMW M2 CS se posiciona de entrada como el BMW M más puro de los últimos años. Es relativamente ligero, equipa un 6 cilindros en línea, es tracción trasera con autoblocante y cambio manual (opcional) y en la puesta a punto debería primar el dinamismo sobre cualquier otra consideración.

La cuestión es, frente a los nuevos BMW Serie 1 y Serie 2 Gran Coupé realizados sobre la plataforma UKL de tracción delantera, qué pasará con el futuro M2. A priori, según Gernot Stuhl, jefe de producto del Serie 2, el futuro M2 tendrá por base el Serie 2 Coupé (y Cabrio). Y en estos dos modelos, especialmente en el cupé, la presencia de una tracción trasera es esencial.

Y es que en el caso del Serie 1, y por extensión del Serie 2 Gran Coupé, la presencia de una tracción trasera o delantera es algo prácticamente irrelevante para la clientela, resulta que no lo es para la clientela del Serie 2 Coupé.

Al parecer los volúmenes de ventas del Serie 2 Coupé (36.000 unidades en el mundo en 2018) son suficientes para que la próxima generación esté fabricada sobre "una arquitectura totalmente diferente” con respecto a la del Serie 2 Gran Coupé. Es decir, contará con tracción trasera.

BMW m2 CS BMW M2 2021

Serie 2: la gama más heterogénea de BMW

Además, este Serie 2 Coupé será el modelo que servirá de base para el futuro M2. Según Gernot Stuhl, al actual M235i Gran Coupé, con 4 cilindros turbo de 306 CV, “no lo falta casi nada en términos de dinamismo”. Pero añadió que en la siguiente generación del Serie 2 Coupé habrá un “M2 radical”.

A estas alturas, Sthul no quiso indagar en los aspectos técnicos del futuro Serie 2 Coupé, que no llegará hasta 2021. Solo sabemos que a priori debería conservar un 6 cilindros en línea, al menos en la versión M2. Por lo demás, misterio.

BMW M2 CS

Eso sí, cuando llegue al mercado, la gama Serie 2 de BMW será una de las más heterogéneas con un Gran Coupé y un Active Tourer (monovolumen) de tracción delantera y un Coupé y un descapotable de tracción trasera. Vamos, que tendrá más modelos que la gama completa de algunos fabricantes.

En Motorpasión | Probamos el nuevo BMW Serie 1: una transformación radical para ganar en calidad y tecnología sin comprometer el dinamismo | Probamos el BMW M2 Competition: el juguete definitivo, con 410 CV y un delicioso cambio manual

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¡Viva la tracción trasera! El Audi R8 V10 RWS estará a la venta en 2020 con 540 CV y un precio desde 167.790 euros

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¡Viva la tracción trasera! El Audi R8 V10 RWS estará a la venta en 2020 con 540 CV y un precio desde 167.790 euros

Tras disfrutar a comienzos de 2018 de una hornada limitada a 999 unidades del Audi R8 V10 RWS (Real Wheel Series), la firma de los aros ha anunciado que la versión de tracción trasera del superdeportivo alemán se ofertará con 540 CV desde principios de 2020 como una más dentro de la gama. El precio de partida en España será de 167.790 euros.

Disponible en carrocería Coupé o Spyder, el Audi R8 V10 RWD recibe la misma actualización que el nuevo R8. A nivel estético, en el frontal destaca la característica parrilla Singleframe, más ancha y plana, las aberturas bajo el capó que evocan a las que lucía el exclusivo Audi Sport quattro de la década de los 80, y el splitter delantero que acentúa ese plus de deportividad siempre exigido en este vehículo de altas prestaciones.

Audi R8 Spyder 2

Asimismo, en la zaga encontramos una prominente rejilla de salida de aire, y un potente difusor en el que se insertan dos ovaladas salidas de los tubos de escape, una a cada lado. En el lateral resaltan los sideblades con la parte superior acabada en un brillante color negro mythos, a juego con el difusor y los estribos, y la sección inferior en el color de la carrocería.

Audi R8 2

A las tonalidades ya habituales, Audi añade para este modelo un nuevo color gris Kemora, al mismo tiempo que ofrece como opción el paquete de estilo carbono en el caso del coupé y, para el Spyder, el paquete de estilo negro. En ambos casos, se pueden solicitar los aros y el logotipo de Audi acabados en negro brillo.

El Audi R8 V10 RWD equipa de serie llantas forjadas de 19 pulgadas acabadas en color negro, con neumáticos 245/35 delante y 295/35 en las ruedas traseras. Opcionalmente se pueden montar unas llantas de 20 pulgadas con neumáticos deportivos

Audi R8 Interior

En el interior, no faltan los asientos deportivos tapizados en piel y Alcantara ni la inscripción indetificativa de esta variante con el logotipo 'RWD' sobre una placa plateada y brillante, ubicada en el salpicadero a la altura del asiento del copiloto. Pero sin duda, la verdadera salsa de cualquier superdeportivo que se preste se encuentra bajo el capó.

De 0 a 100 km/h en 3,7 segundos

Audi R8 Motor

Cumpliendo los deseos de la dirección de Audi Sport, el Audi R8 de tracción trasera monta un propulsor 5.2 litros V10 atmosférico capaz de entregar a sus ruedas posteriores 540 CV de potencia y un par máximo de 540 Nm. Todo ello coordinado a través de un cambio S tronic de siete velocidades y un diferencial autoblocante mecánico.

Una combinación que se traduce en unas prestaciones de vértigo: el coupé acelera de 0 a 100 km/h en 3,7 segundos, y alcanza una velocidad máxima de 320 km/h. Dichos guarimos se modifican ligeramente en el caso del Spyder hasta los 3,8 segundos y 318 km/h, respectivamente. El reparto de pesos en ambos es de 40:60.

Audi R8 Spyder 3

Unas cifras nada baladís (a pesar de estar ligeramente por debajo del Audi R8 V10 Plus) para un coche que pesa 1.595 kilos en vacío, es decir, es 65 kg más liviano que el R8 V10 quattro gracias a que prescinde del eje de transmisión, el embrague multidisco y el diferencial delantero. En el caso de la versión descapotada, la báscula se detiene en 1.695 kg, 55 kg menos que su homólogo con tracción total.

Como es habitual en todos los Audi R8, el superdeportivo monta la carrocería Audi Space Frame (ASF), fabricada en aluminio con partes realizadas en polímero reforzado con fibra de carbono (CFRP), lo que también contribuye a reducir el peso final. Además, como novedad, la nueva cubierta bajo la que se encuentra el filtro de aire se puede seleccionar en plástico o en fibra de carbono.

Audi R8 05

El Audi R8 V10 RWD se ensambla en su mayor parte a mano en la línea de montaje de Böllinger Höfe, en la factoría de Audi en Neckarsulm (Alemania), y llegará a los mercados europeos a principios de 2020. El precio base del coupé partirá desde los 167.790 euros en España, mientras que el Spyder estará disponible desde 178.590 euros. Un precio sensiblemente más elevado que el del mercado alemán: 144.000 y 157.000 euros, respectivamente.

La versión de carreras se actualiza

Audi R8 Carreras

Paralelamente, Audi ha aprovechado la coyuntura para presentar el nuevo R8 LMS GT4, la variante de competición derivada del modelo de producción. De hecho, comparte con este alrededor del 60% de las piezas y también se ensambla en la línea de montaje de Böllinger Höfe.

Con 17 títulos logrados en diversas competiciones disputadas por todo el mundo en 2018, el exitoso coche de carreras se modifica ahora para implementar facilidades en la conducción. Por primera vez, el sistema antibloqueo de frenos ABS y el control de tracción TC pueden ajustarse con ocho programas diferentes que el piloto puede seleccionar individualmente en sobre el asfalto, en función de la climatología, las condiciones del trazado, la adherencia de los neumáticos, etc.

Audi R8 Carreras 2

Para ello, el Audi R8 LMS GT4 está equipado con el volante de la versión GT2, con los dos mandos giratorios para el ABS y el TC situados en el centro, directamente a la vista del piloto y con preferencias individuales fácilmente seleccionables a fin de reducir al máximo el tiempo perdido en el cambio de pilotos propio de la mayoría de las series de carreras en la categoría GT4.

En este caso, el motor V10 de 5.2 litros tiene una potencia limitada a 495 CV, tal y como rige la normativa, e impulsa al Audi R8 LMS GT4 a través de una transmisión de doble embrague con siete velocidades.

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Los coches autónomos de Uber se vieron envueltos en 37 accidentes antes del atropello mortal, según un informe

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Los coches autónomos de Uber se vieron envueltos en 37 accidentes antes del atropello mortal, según un informe

El pasado 18 de marzo de 2018 una mujer de 49 años murió a causa del atropello de un coche equipado con tecnología semiautónoma que Uber estaba probando en Tempe, Arizona. El Volvo XC90 de 2017 había sido modificado por Uber y al volante había una conductora que formaba parte del programa.

Más de un año después aún no se han establecido las causas del suceso, pero la Junta Nacional de Seguridad del Transporte de Estados Unidos (NTBS) ha determinado que los vehículos de prueba de Uber estuvieron involucrados en 37 accidentes en los 18 meses previos al atropello mortal.

La imperfección de las máquinas

Uber Volvo

La junta dijo que entre septiembre de 2016 y marzo de 2018, hubo 37 choques de vehículos Uber que circulaban en modo autónomo en el momento del siniestro, incluidos 33 que involucraron a otros vehículos de prueba.

En uno de ellos, el coche de prueba golpeó un bolardo perteneciente a un carril bici que ocupaba parcialmente la vía destinada al vehículo, mientras que en otra ocasión, el operador tuvo que asumir el control para evitar que otro coche invadiera su carril, golpeando a un vehículo estacionado.

El organismo federal celebrará una reunión de la junta el 19 de noviembre para determinar las causas del atropello mortal el año pasado, un suceso que se convirtió en la primera muerte atribuida a un coche autónomo.

A raíz del atropello, Uber suspendió todas las pruebas y no las reanudó en Pensilvania hasta diciembre de 2018, con un software revisado y con nuevas restricciones y salvaguardas que podrían haber evitado la muerte de Elaine Herzberg, según la compañía.

El IIHS norteamericano se sumó a las investigaciones de la NTBS y de la policía de Tempe en agosto y coincidieron en que el atropello fue el resultado de muchas malas decisiones.

"El sistema no estaba diseñado para alertar al operador"

El informe preliminar de la NTSB, que por su naturaleza no contiene causa probable, establece que el peatón estaba vestido con ropa oscura, no miró en la dirección del vehículo hasta justo antes del impacto, y cruzó la carretera en una sección sin iluminar.

Herzberg empujaba además una bicicleta que no tenía reflectores. El informe también señala que los resultados de la prueba de toxicología post-accidente del peatón fueron positivos para metanfetamina y marihuana y que el sistema, por otro lado, no estaba diseñado para alertar al operador del coche.

Un informe de la NTBS anterior determinó que Uber había desactivado el sistema de frenado de emergencia en el Volvo, de forma que el vehículo había sido modificado con sensores y software de Uber para operar en modo autónomo. Además, la conductora, Rafaela Vásquez, comenzó a frenar menos de un segundo después de golpear a Herzberg.

La policía señaló asimismo de Vásquez estaba viendo el programa de televisión 'La Voz' en streaming segundos antes del atropello.

Tendremos que esperar aún un poco para conocer el 'veredicto', pero este caso resulta un buen ejemplo de por qué aún no estamos preparados para delegar el control total a las máquinas, ni a nivel humano, ni a nivel tecnológico.

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La noticia Los coches autónomos de Uber se vieron envueltos en 37 accidentes antes del atropello mortal, según un informe fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Victoria Fuentes .


          

De patinetes a carsharing: Free2Move quiere ser la reina de la movilidad con opciones casi infinitas más allá del coche eléctrico

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De patinetes a carsharing: Free2Move quiere ser la reina de la movilidad con opciones casi infinitas más allá del coche eléctrico

Hace tres años escuchamos hablar por primera vez de Free2Move, una nueva unidad de negocio y marca que el Grupo PSA había creado con la intención de dar respuesta a las nuevas necesidades de movilidad que iban surgiendo entre los usuarios. En tres años el mundo cambia muy deprisa, y si no que se lo pregunten al propio Grupo PSA que en ese tiempo ha adquirido Opel, ha preparado una completa ofensiva de producto para atender al coche eléctrico y por si todo eso fuese poco, se está hablando de una inminente fusión con FCA. Pues bien, estas son las novedades que trae Free2Move después de tres años de vida.

En palabras de Brigitte Courtehoux, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva de Movilidad y Servicios Conectados de Groupe PSA, Free2Move no nace con la intención de vender más coches por canales que poco tienen que ver con los tradicionales, como lo son los de la nueva movilidad, sino que lo que buscan con esa nueva división de la compañía es entender y dar respuesta a las necesidades de movilidad de las personas, ya sean particulares o profesionales, y hacerlo con una batería de soluciones de lo más variopinta.

¿Por qué un fabricante de coches como PSA se va hacia ese terreno por explorar de la nueva movilidad? Seguramente la respuesta a esa pregunta la encontremos en el dato que comparte la compañía, que estima que en 2030 uno de cada tres kilómetros que realicen las personas será compartido. Así pues, adelantarse a la nueva movilidad puede no parecer una aventura rentable hoy en día, pero o debería de ser de cara a futuro.

De emov a Free2Move y ahora multimarca

Free2move Emov

Son muchas las novedades que incorpora la marca Free2Move a su oferta actual, pero tal vez la más tangible e inmediata afecta a la empresa de carsharing que opera en Madrid bajo la marca emov. Esta marca, creada ante la necesidad de poner en marcha su servicio hace tres años, acabará mutando a Free2Move y su App integrada dentro de esa otra.

Pero esa no es la única novedad que llega al carsharing flexible de PSA, ya que también pasará a ser una plataforma multimarca, pudiendo disponer en un futuro de coches de cualquiera de las marcas del Grupo PSA en lugar de únicamente los actuales Peugeot iON y las 10 Citroën Belingo Electric Furgón que están disponibles en Madrid.

Así, podremos ver en un futuro (no han definido cuando exactamente), coches eléctricos como los nuevos Peugeot e-208 o los DS3 Crossback E-Tense en la oferta de Free2Move, así como otros híbridos enchufables como los DS7 Crossback E-Tense o el Peugeot 3008 E-Hybrid, porque si Wible puede operar en la capital de España con modelos híbridos enchufables en lugar de eléctricos como el resto de operadores de carsharing flexible que operan en Madrid, no debería haber motivo para que Free2Move no gozase de las mismas condiciones por parte del consistorio madrileño.

Free2move Emov Emov tiende a desaparecer como marca y los pequeños Peugeot iON dejarán paso a otros modelos electrificados de PSA, incluso de varias marcas diferentes.

De esta forma y con este movimiento, Free2Move tiende hacia una homogeneización de sus servicios de carsharing flexible disponibles en lugares del mundo tan dispares como París (Francia), Wuhan (China) y Washington DC (Estados Unidos) o Lisboa (Portugal) entre otros. Courtehoux se mostraba además eufórica por la acogida que este modelo de negocio está teniendo en Madrid, ciudad que califica de piloto y modelo para la implementación de estos sistemas que tan poco tienen que ver con la venta tradicional de coches.

En este sentido, la ejecutiva llegaba a afirmar que los modelos de negocio de carsharing como el suyo en Madrid eran rentables y por tanto no descartaba seguir usando esta ciudad como laboratorio para implementar nuevas ideas o avances que luego se podrían extrapolar a otras ciudades.

El hecho de que puedan introducir nuevos modelos de coches en la plataforma de carsharing flexible llevó a otro tema, como la posibilidad del desarrollo de un modelo de coche específico para el carsharing: "Hoy en día no sería rentable desarrollar un coche específico para carsharing, pero sí que se plantea adaptar nuestros modelos a las necesidades de los usuarios de carsharing", afirmó tajante.

Las otras novedades de Free2Move

Free2move De Free2Move nos hablaron Brigitte Courtehoux, Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva de Movilidad y Servicios Conectados de Groupe PSA y miembro del Comité ejecutivo de Groupe PSA y Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal

Pero Courtehoux no vino a Madrid únicamente a anunciar el cambio de marca que hará olvidar emov y los nuevos coches que se incorporarán a la plataforma. La ejecutiva hizo un repaso por los múltiples servicios que ofrece la marca, entre los que destacan los siguientes para empresas:

  • Free2Move Lease: es un modelo de Leasing, un alquiler de larga duración para financiar la flota de una empresa. Actualmente cuenta en España con 20.500 vehículos y más de 10.000 empresas que trabajan con ello.
  • Connect Fleet: es la posibilidad de gestionar el rendimiento de una flota en tiempo real, permitiendo reducir los costes de explotación de la flota en variables como consumo de carburante, mantenimiento de los vehículos u optimización de las condiciones de leasing.
  • Fleet Sharing: vehículo compartido de empresa. Libera la movilidad de los empleados, rentabiliza la flota y permite a las empresas optimizar costes en numerosos aspectos: pluses por kilometraje, carreras de taxi y alquileres a corto plazo.
Free2move Emov furgón

Para particulares, la oferta de Free2Move no se ciñe exclusivamente al carsharing flexible del que hablamos antes, hay otras opciones que se materializan en:

  • Free2Move Rent: alquiler de coches a corto plazo, con 25.000 vehículos en Europa en 1.300 puntos. Está ya funcionando en pruebas en Francia y permitirá a los usuarios elegir el tipo de coche en función de sus necesidades. Un mes podrás llevar un urbano eléctrico y al siguiente cambiar a un SUV Premium, solo depende de lo que necesites. Darse de baja será sencillo, bastará con dar aviso un mes antes. Suena al Netflix de los coches.
  • Charge my Car: es una aplicación pensada para cargar los vehículos eléctricos de las marcas de Groupe PSA. Permite identificar y acceder a 110.000 puntos de carga, además de determinar el mejor trayecto, teniendo en cuenta el estado de la batería y la presencia de electrolineras en el trayecto. Estará disponible en España a final del mes de noviembre.

Más allá de los coches: bicicletas, patinetes y hasta transporte público

No termina ahí la oferta que Free2Move ofrece, ya que a través de City se pueden contratar minutos en bicicletas, patinetes, VTC, coches y motos compartidos, así como transporte público. Todo ello se hace a través de la App que es el núcleo de Free2Move y ya está disponible en 34 ciudades de 12 paises, contando con más de 100.000 usuarios activos.

Christophe Mandon Free2Move PSA Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal

Las dudas sobre la rentabilidad de este tipo de aventuras empresariales siempre están presentes, y al respecto Courtehoux se mostró tajante: "la calidad del servicio solo se podrá dar si hay rentabilidad". Tampoco descartó la implementación de su modelo de carsharing flexible en otras ciudades españolas más allá de Madrid, aunque no se aventuró a dar más información.

Christophe Mandon, Director General de Comercio para España y Portugal del Grupo PSA destacó por su parte el papel que jugarán los concesionarios de cara al futuro en este nuevo ecosistema de movilidad en el que no se trata solamente de vender coches. "Los concesionarios serán una pieza clave. Es muy bueno tener una red de puntos de servicio por toda Europa para atender las necesidades de nuestros usuarios pero han de saber transformarse y adaptarse a las necesidades de los usuarios".

Así pues, el Grupo PSA parece estar preparado para abordar un escenario, el de la nueva movilidad, que poco tiene que ver con lo que sus marcas de coches han vivido durante el último siglo, pero no olvidemos que lo que estamos viviendo es una transformación tan grande en la movilidad de las personas y las empresas como lo fue en su momento la propia invención del automóvil.

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Por debajo de 36.000 euros: Fisker Ocean es el nuevo SUV eléctrico de Fisker, con techo solar e interior vegano

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Por debajo de 36.000 euros: Fisker Ocean es el nuevo SUV eléctrico de Fisker, con techo solar e interior vegano

Fisker Ocean es el nombre con el que el fabricante californiano ha bautizado a su nuevo SUV eléctrico, y promete ser el coche más ecológico y sostenible jamás fabricado. Con un interior repleto de materiales reciclados y de origen vegetal, el Fisker Ocean promete una autonomía de 482 km y un precio que no superará los 40.000 dólares, unos 36.000 euros.

Se espera que esté listo para aterrizar en el mercado a principios de 2022, pero tendremos que esperar a enero de 2020 para conocer el prototipo y el precio definitivo.

Autonomía extra de 1.600 km gracias al sol

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Con un diseño algo atípico (sobre todo en lo que se refiere al panel frontal, que es fijo), el Fisker Ocean debería encajar en el segmento de SUV compacto convencional, con una longitud total comparable a un Honda CR-V, un Toyota RAV4 o un Tesla Model Y.

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El Fisker Ocean estará disponible con tracción en las cuatro ruedas y dos motores eléctricos, uno en la parte delantera y otro en la parte trasera, y con tracción trasera. Vendrá de serie con extensor de rango, habilitado por un paquete mejorado de batería de iones de litio de 80 KWh suministrada por LG Chem.

Uno de los aspectos más interesantes del Ocean es que incluye un techo solar que promete recuperar energía suficiente para recorrer 1.600 km al año gracias a los rayos del sol.

En el interior, cuyas imágenes aún no se han revelado, encontramos alfombrillas hechas con nylon reciclado procedente de redes de pesca abandonadas, así como revestimientos y componentes de origen vegetal a partir de policarbonato y poliuretano. Fisker también usará caucho reciclado de viejos neumáticos.

La firma estadounidense sigue así una tendencia que ha ido ganando adeptos con el paso del tiempo. Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Volvo, Tesla o Ford se han apuntado a este movimiento 'sin cuero' y con un diseño sostenible a partir de fibras vegetales, plástico reciclado o lana.

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Uno de los principales reclamos de este SUV es que se podrá alquilar por un periodo no muy largo de tiempo y a partir de 400 dólares al mes, con las posibilidad de prerreservar el próximo 27 de noviembre.

El Ocean será la punta de la lanza de una línea línea de tres vehículos totalmente eléctricos asequibles creados por el diseñador estadounidense Henrik Fisker, e impulsará la producción del buque insignia de la marca, la berlina deportiva EMotion.

"Nuestro emblemático sedán eléctrico de lujo EMotion de bajo volumen será el primer modelo en presentar baterías de estado sólido Fisker, destinadas a entregar más de 800 km de autonomía con una sola carga rápida", ha dicho Fisker.

Lo cierto es que hace tiempo que Fisker asegura que será el primero en comercializar baterías de estado sólido para coches eléctricos, pero aún ninguna fabricante ha conseguido hacerlo viable a gran escala.

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SEAT lanzará en 2020 la primera moto eléctrica de su historia: la eScooter concept

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SEAT lanzará en 2020 la primera moto eléctrica de su historia: la eScooter concept

SEAT ha comenzado a mover ficha de una manera activa de cara a un futuro en el que las ciudades cada vez tendrán menos coches. Primero anunció un acuerdo de colaboración con Silence para comercializar el modelo S01. Ahora este acuerdo se ha ampliado con el anuncio de un modelo propio de moto eléctrica de SEAT.

Será una motocicleta comercializada oficialmente bajo la marca de la compañía con la intención de reforzar su posición como una marca cada vez más al servicio de la movilidad y no tanto como una firma de coches.

El 19 de noviembre conoceremos la primera moto eléctrica de SEAT

Silence S01 2019 Prueba Silence S01

En un comunicado oficial, SEAT ha sido tajante al revelar que en 2020 tendrán en las calles su primera moto eléctrica. Será un scooter equivalente a una motorización de gasolina de 125 cc, por lo que no será necesario el carnet de moto para conducirla, bastará con el carnet B con tres años de experiencia.

Bajo la denominación de SEAT eScooter concept, la compañía española mostrará su siguiente paso en la estrategia de movilidad urbana con un enfoque sostenible. Esta pequeña moto de la que sólo ha trascendido un render de la parte trasera posiblemente compartirá la mecánica de la Silence S01.

Es decir, pese a ser un desarrollo independiente en cuanto a términos estéticos, a nivel mecánico no debería haber grandes diferencias con el motor de 11 kW (15 CV) integrado en la rueda trasera y alimentado por una batería de iones de litio extraible con una batería de 5,5 kWh de iones de litio ensamblada por la propia Silence y dotada de tecnología propia. La autonomía mínima es de 100 km.

Silence S01 2019 Prueba 010

SEAT ha sido una de las primeras marcas en implicarse con una visión de los desplazamientos urbanos menos centrados en los coches. La casa de Martorell lanzó su patinete eléctrico eXS KickScooter y posteriormente le siguió el acuerdo con Silence para vender las Silence S01. Han pasado solo unas semanas y SEAT ya se está consolidando como un poderoso aliado de la movilidad con la comercialización en 2020 de su primera moto eléctrica.

La presentación del modelo tendrá lugar el próximo 19 de noviembre en el Smart City Expo World Congress de Barcelona. El precio de la Silence S01 es de 6.250 euros, así que tendremos que estar atentos para ver dónde se coloca la eScooter de SEAT.

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Sí, un coche eléctrico con una caja de cambios manual es posible, aunque no tenga demasiado sentido

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Sí, un coche eléctrico con una caja de cambios manual es posible, aunque no tenga demasiado sentido

Ford ha desvelado en el SEMA Show, que se celebra estos días en Las Vegas, un Ford Mustang eléctrico y con caja de cambios manual. El Ford Mustang Lithium, en referencia a sus baterías de iones de litio, sorprende tanto por sus 900 CV como por su caja de cambios manual.

Ya es raro que un coche eléctrico lleve una caja de cambios, pero si además es un cambio manual, algo no cuadra. Y sin embargo, el Mustang Lithium no es el primer coche eléctrico en equipar un cambio manual.

La mayoría de los coches eléctricos carecen de caja de cambios. El Porsche Taycan es uno de los pocos que lleva un cambio, de dos marchas en su caso. Obviamente, no es el único. Los Renault de Formula E de la temporada 2016, al igual que el resto de competidores, equipaban una caja de cambios de dos relaciones.

En el caso de Renault, llamó la atención porque en lugar de usar levas en el volante (lo que implica un sistema hidráulico), en Renault optaron por un clásico pomo que accionaba las marchas vía un cable. Vamos, como en un cambio manual de toda la vida.

Formula e  coche eléctrico cambio manual

Jason, de Engineering Explained, realizó un vídeo muy didáctico a raíz del Renault de Formula eE explicando que efectivamente era posible equipar un coche eléctrico con un cambio manual de varias marchas y un embrague. Técnicamente, no sería complicado. Otra cosa muy diferente es si tiene sentido hacerlo o no.

Desde un punto de vista técnico y racional tiene muy poco sentido. De entrada, un motor eléctrico no se puede calar, por tanto el embrague es totalmente inútil en un sistema así. Y luego, la gran mayoría de coches eléctricos solo necesitan una sola marcha, por lo que añadir un cambio de 5 o 6 relaciones supondría añadir más peso, una complejidad innecesaria y reducir la eficiencia del motor eléctrico, pues se perdería energía en las fricciones del cambio.

En algunos casos, como en Formula E o el del citado Porsche Taycan, una segunda marcha es necesaria cuando se quieren alcanzar velocidades elevadas. Los coches eléctricos no necesitan cajas de cambios porque con una sola marcha pueden circular en ciudad a punta de acelerador o bien por autopista.

La gestión electrónica suele favorecer las aceleraciones a bajo régimen, mientras que limita la velocidad que se pueda alcanzar en autopistas. La mayoría de los fabricantes ofrecen una velocidad máxima de entre 150 y 200 km/h, según el modelo y la versión. Solo Tesla y Porsche van más allá y limitan sus coches a 260 km/h.

 coche eléctrico cambio manual

Porsche ha decidido dotar el Taycan de un cambio de 2 relaciones para que el coche pudiese mantener una velocidad de más de 200 km/h en una Autobahn sin que suponga un consumo elevado. La segunda marcha es la que le permite mejorar la eficiencia a velocidades elevadas. Pero de momento, el Taycan es el único eléctrico en el mercado que cuenta con un caja de cambios.

Un coche eléctrico con cambio manual no tiene sentido, pero la pasión ignora la razón

Si no tiene lógica equipar un coche eléctrico con una caja de cambios manual, puede tener sentido a un nivel emocional. Incluso en la actualidad, en los deportivos con motor de combustión un cambio manual no tiene mucho sentido.

 coche eléctrico cambio manual

Un cambio automático de doble embrague, como el DCT de BMW o el PDK de Porsche, son infinitamente más rápidos y mejoran las aceleraciones que un cambio manual. Y sin embargo, una parte de la clientela sigue prefiriendo un cambio manual a pesar de que no es una opción lógica. ¿Por qué? Por el simple placer de cambiar de marcha, de tener la sensación de estar al mando. En el fondo es como escribir una carta con estilográfica o un boli tipo Pilot en lugar de un email. Es más bonito y requiere una buena letra (o no), pero es tremendamente ineficiente y lento.

Así, si en un eléctrico y ya que quitan el sonido (aunque se pueden sintetizar toda clase de ruidos de motores), una pequeña parte de la clientela puede sentir la necesidad de tener la sensación de cambiar de marchas.

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Actualmente, nadie en el mercado se ha atrevido con una caja de cambios manual. Aunque hay un par de ejemplos en los que se usan un pomo o bien las levas en el volante para regular la frenada regenerativa.

En el caso del Ferrari 308 GTS eléctrico de Electric GT se ha conservado el emblemático pomo del cambio y la rejilla. Al conducir se puede variar la intensidad de la frenada regenerativa vía el “cambio”, como si subiésemos o bajásemos las marchas.

Algo similar ha efectuado Mercedes con el EQC 400, donde las levas en el volante no actúan sobre un cambio automático sino que aumentan o reducen la frenada regenerativa. Y si cuando frenamos, aumentamos la frenada regenerativa usando la leva izquierda de bajar marchas, tenemos la sensación de que realmente bajamos de marcha y por tanto aumenta el freno motor.

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De aprobadísima en la tele a ser atropellada con su patinete eléctrico por saltarse un semáforo en rojo (y en vídeo)

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De aprobadísima en la tele a ser atropellada con su patinete eléctrico por saltarse un semáforo en rojo (y en vídeo)

Un vídeo que se ha hecho viral en las últimas horas evidencia los riesgos que corren los usuarios de patinetes eléctricos en la ciudad cuando no están por lo que tienen que estar.

En pocas palabras:

  1. Un reportero de la televisión autonómica balear IB3 entrevista a una usuaria de patinetes eléctricos sobre la normativa que les afecta.
  2. La chica del patinete eléctrico responde a sus preguntas de forma brillante, y a continuación emprende la marcha, cruzando la calle.
  3. Un coche se lleva por delante a la chica del patinete eléctrico.
  4. Créditos del meme "Directed by Robert B. Weide" (Curb your enthusiasm).

Y ahora, el vídeo.

La siniestralidad vial a menudo es multifactorial, y este vídeo es la prueba

La chica del patinete contesta correctamente, explicando que según la normativa local los patinetes eléctricos deben circular por el carril bici y por las aceras, que no es obligatorio el uso del casco y que está prohibido el uso de auriculares. Además, apunta que a partir de las 22:00 se permite el uso de los patinetes sin apenas restricciones.

Ante este discurso tan bien articulado, el reportero no tiene otra alternativa que felicitarla con un "perfecto, ¡aprobadísima!".

A partir de aquí todo, TODO, se tuerce en un giro dramático y absurdo a partes iguales. La joven se dispone a reanudar la marcha, y al ver que un grupo de peatones está cruzando la calle hace lo mismo sin observar un pequeño detalle: el semáforo para peatones ya está con la luz roja encendida.

Chica Patinete Electrico Del subidón de salir en la tele a la caída por cruzar la calle con el semáforo en rojo.

Los vehículos detenidos comienzan a moverse. Cuando la chica del patinete eléctrico casi está llegando al refugio que separa los dos sentidos de la circulación, el conductor de un Citroën Saxo reanuda la marcha sin darse cuenta de que la joven se le aproxima por el lado derecho.

Aquí, cabe considerar que hay un taxi detenido sobre la línea de detención del semáforo y quedando en una posición demasiado adelantada que dificulta la visión a la derecha del conductor del Saxo. Por otra parte, el patinete circula a una velocidad algo elevada para lo habitual en un paso de peatones.

La chica del patinete eléctrico intenta esquivar el coche, pero acaba cayendo en una escena que queda recogida por la cámara de IB3. Las consecuencias son leves, teniendo en cuenta la que se podría haber liado en un momento.

En pocas palabras, también:

  1. Peatones cruzando el semáforo en rojo con total pachorra, comunicando al resto de usuarios de la vía que la situación está exenta de riesgo.
  2. Taxista detenido donde mejor le parece al buen hombre, dificultando al resto de conductores la observación de la vía.
  3. Conductor de un Citroën Saxo que reanuda la marcha sin observar adecuadamente el entorno.
  4. Evidentemente... chica del patinete eléctrico que de aprobadísima en la tele cae al suspenso más directo en la vida real.

La siniestralidad vial suele ser multifactorial.

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La noticia De aprobadísima en la tele a ser atropellada con su patinete eléctrico por saltarse un semáforo en rojo (y en vídeo) fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Josep Camós .


          

Los Mercedes-AMG A 45 S y CLA 45 S, de 421 CV, ya tienen precio para España: desde 73.050 y 76.725 euros

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Los Mercedes-AMG A 45 S y CLA 45 S, de 421 CV, ya tienen precio para España: desde 73.050 y 76.725 euros

Este verano, Mercedes-AMG desvelaba el lado más deportivo de su gama compacta, integrada por el Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4Matic+ y el Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+, en sus variantes de carrocería Coupé y familiar Shooting Brake.

Ahora se abre la veda de pedidos en el mercado español para hacerse con sus servicios, a la par que se han desvelado sus precios: que parten de los 73.050 euros en el caso del A 45 S 4Matic+, de los 76.725 euros en el del CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Coupé y de los 77.900 euros en el del CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Shooting Brake. Es decir, casi 16.400 euros más que el A 35 4Matic.

Según ha confirmado la firma alemana, los Mercedes-AMG Clase A 45 sólo estarán disponibles en los concesionarios de nuestro país en su opción más prestacional, es decir, aquellos que suman la letra S a su denominación y que equipan el actualizado propulsor turboalimentado de cuatro cilindros y 2.0 litros que rinde 421 CV.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Y CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ 2020 precios

Se trata, según Mercedes-AMG, de las variantes de la familia compacta más potentes jamás concebidas por la marca deportiva de la estrella que, a su vez y como afirman desde Affalterbach, montan el motor turbo de cuatro cilindros fabricado en grandes series de mayor entrega del mundo.

Si bien los pedidos ya están disponibles en España, las primeras entregas comenzarán en enero de 2020.

Con 421 CV, AMG Torque Control y Drift Mode de serie

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Y CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ 2020 precios

Los CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake y Clase A AMG 45 S 4Matic+ asocian su potente mecánica a la tracción integral activa AMG Performance 4Matic+ y se gestionan mediante el cambio de doble embrague y ocho marchas AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT-8G que, según Mercedes-AMG garantiza excelentes transiciones con cambios de relación en pocos milisegundos.

De igual manera, la tracción total AMG Performance 4Matic+, se vale del sistema AMG Torque Control para distribuir el par en eje trasero a cada rueda, según demande la situación. Esto lo hace posible el nuevo engranaje de disco en el eje posterior, con dos embragues de disco para cada una de sus ruedas, que también permite a los AMG 45 S compactos incluir el nuevo modo de conducción Drift, que en el caso de las versiones 45 S se incluye de serie.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Y CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ 2020 precios
Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Y CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ 2020 precios

Asimismo, el lado más salvaje de la gama compacta de Mercedes-Benz, viene con un completo equipamiento de serie, tanto al servicio del confort, como de la conectividad y la asistencia.

De esta manera, encontramos sin sobreprecio la última generación del sistema multimedia MBUX de Mercedes-Benz, con asistente virtual inteligente 'Hey Mercedes' y navegador integrados, e instrumentación digital (ambos materializados en dos pantallas unidas de 10,25 pulgadas), sistema de sonido Advanced de 10 altavoces y 225 vatios de potencia o sistema de apertura y arranque sin llave Keyless Go.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Y CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ 2020 precios

En el equipamiento específico Mercedes-AMG encontramos llantas de aleación AMG de 19 pulgadas, cristales tintados, tapicería de cuero, volante AMG Performance en cuero napa/microfribra o AMG Real Performance Sound.

Asimismo, estos deportivos de la estrella disponen de asientos calefactados, espejos retrovisores exteriores eléctricos con antideslumbramiento automático, asistente de aparcamiento autónomo Parktronic o cámara marcha atrás.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4Matic+

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Coupé

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Shooting Brake

MOTOR

2.0 litros, 4 cilindros en línea, turbo twin-scroll

2.0 litros, 4 cilindros en línea, turbo twin-scroll

2.0 litros, 4 cilindros en línea, turbo twin-scroll

CILINDRADA (CM³)

1.991

1.991

1.991

POTENCIA MÁXIMA (KW/CV) @ RPM

310/421 @ 6.750 rpm

310/421 @ 6.750 rpm

310/421 @ 6.750 rpm

PAR MÁXIMO (NM) @ RPM

500 @ 5.000 - 5.250

500 @ 5.000 - 5.250

500 @ 5.000 - 5.250

TRACCIÓN

Integral AMG Performance 4MATIC+ con AMG TORQUE CONTROL

Integral AMG Performance 4MATIC+ con AMG TORQUE CONTROL

Integral AMG Performance 4MATIC+ con AMG TORQUE CONTROL

TRANSMISIÓN

Automática doble embrague AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G

Automática doble embrague AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G

Automática doble embrague AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G

CONSUMO COMBINADO (L/100 KM) WLTP

8,7 - 8,6

8,5 - 8,4

8,7 - 8,4

EMISIONES (G/KM CO₂) WLTP

198 - 194

194 - 191

198 - 191

ACELERACIÓN (0-100 KM/H)

3,9 s

4,0 s

4,0 s

VELOCIDAD MÁXIMA (KM/H)

270 km/h

270 km/h

250 km/h

PRECIO (PVP)

73.050 euros

76.725 euros

77.900 euros

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La noticia Los Mercedes-AMG A 45 S y CLA 45 S, de 421 CV, ya tienen precio para España: desde 73.050 y 76.725 euros fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Alejandra Otero .


          

¿Listo para soñar? El Ford Mustang Lithium es un excitante coche eléctrico con 900 CV y ¡cambio manual!

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¿Listo para soñar? El Ford Mustang Lithium es un excitante coche eléctrico con 900 CV y ¡cambio manual!

Ford ha presentado en la edición 2019 de la SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) de Las Vegas el Mustang Lithium, un salvaje concept que anticipa cómo sería una versión eléctrica del mítico pony car con 900 CV, un potente sistema de carga y transmisión manual. Si bien, al menos por el momento, se trata únicamente de eso, un prototipo que no está previsto llegue a producción.

El fabricante norteamericano ha creado en colaboración con Webasto, un proveedor de componentes alemán, un idílico prototipo para los amantes de los muscle car cuyo objetivo es, además de fomentar el deleite, mostrar el banco de pruebas que están empleando para las tecnologías de batería y gestión térmica de cara al viraje hacia la electrificación y su futura gama de vehículos.

Comenzando por lo que atesora esta joya sobre ruedas bajo el capó, encontramos un motor eléctrico de doble núcleo Phi-Power e inversores de doble potencia que da como resultado unos demenciales 900 CV (671 kW) y 1.355 Nm de par.

Ford Electrico Motor

Unas cifras sensacionales, pero mucho menos llamativas que la caja de cambios que lo coordina: una transmisión manual de seis velocidades. Toda una rara avis en un coche eléctrico que hace las delicias de los más puristas y, ya de paso, se encarga de refrescarnos que estamos ante un prototipo.

Ford Electrico 22

Asimismo, para maximizar las sensaciones y mejorar el comportamiento, la carrocería cuenta con elementos en fibra de carbono a fin de aligerar el peso y monta un diferencial Super 8.8 Torsen que se encarga de controlar en todo momento el deslizamiento de las ruedas, unos neumáticos Michelin Pilot Sport 4S con llantas de 20 pulgadas.

No faltan tampoco otros componentes deportivos de otros modelos como el Ford Performance Track Handling Pack y los frenos delanteros Brembo de seis pistones vistos en el Shelby GT350R.

Sistema de carga como el del Porsche Taycan

Ford Electrico

Para nutrir de energía al sistema, el Ford Mustang Lithium monta un sistema de batería Webasto con tecnología EVDrive capaz de soportar cargas de 800 voltios, unas cifras solo al alcance en la actualidad del Porsche Taycan, y muy por encima de los 375 en los Tesla Model S y X, por ejemplo.

La marca del óvalo no ofrece cifras de autonomía ni, evidentemente, tiempos de recarga, pero si atendemos a los guarismos facilitados por Porsche, el Taycan Turbo puede recuperar 100 kilómetros de autonomía en 5 minutos con un cargador de 270 kW, o bien en 28 minutos en uno de 50 kW, mientras que el Turbo S necesita 5,5 y 31 minutos respectivamente. En cualquier caso, una recarga del 5 al 80% a 270 kW lleva únicamente 22,5 minutos.

Ford Electrico 2

Por otra parte, el Ford Mustang Lithium permite ajustar la demanda de energía gracias a cuatro modelos de conducción distintos: Valet, Sport, Track y Beast (o bestia), que pueden ser seleccionados a través de una pantalla táctil de 10,4 pulgadas que preside el habitáculo.

Un interior en el que, por cierto, se conjuga el color negro con un azul eléctrico en contraste para los tres radios del volante, el cerco que rodea las salidas del sistema de climatización o los relojes del cuadro de instrumentación digital, así como algunas pinceladas en la consola central.

Ford Electrico Interior 2
Ford Electrico Interior

En suma, se trata de un coche que, lejos de tener visos de producción, sí esboza "una forma innovadora de impulsar las tecnologías que estamos desarrollando para permitir la electrificación de vehículos y al mismo tiempo crear una visión de cuán genial será el futuro del rendimiento eléctrico", dijo Mark Denny, presidente y CEO de América del Norte de Webasto.

El que sí será un modelo de producción real y que conocernos en tan solo unos días es el SUV 100% libre de emisiones derivado del Mustang, cuya presentación está prevista para el próximo 17 de noviembre. Asimismo, fruto de la inversión del fabricante norteamericano de 11.500 millones de dólares (unos 10.370 millones de euros) en coches eléctricos hasta 2022 veremos la versión eléctrica de la pickup F-150, el modelo más vendido en el mundo en 2018, que se lanzará al mercado en 2020.

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La noticia ¿Listo para soñar? El Ford Mustang Lithium es un excitante coche eléctrico con 900 CV y ¡cambio manual! fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por David Galán .


          

Alemania y su industria aumentan las ayudas a la compra de coches eléctricos hasta los 6.000 euros

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Alemania y su industria aumentan las ayudas a la compra de coches eléctricos hasta los 6.000 euros

El inicio de la producción en serie del Volkswagen ID.3 en Alemania ha sido también el pistoletazo de salida para aumentar los incentivos a la compra de coches eléctricos e híbridos enchufables en el país liderado por Angela Merkel. El llamado 'Bono Medioambiental' para los automóviles que funcionan con baterías y que tengan un precio de hasta 40.000 euros se incrementará de los 4.000 a los 6.000 euros por vehículo y la industria automotriz continuará cubriendo la mitad del costo.

El portavoz principal de Merkel, Steffen Seibert, ha dicho en declaraciones recogidas por Autonews Europe que será posible "brindar apoyo para otros 650.000 a 700.000 coches eléctricos".

"Alentamos y exigimos, pero no cobramos de más"

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Los coches híbridos enchufables tendrán incentivos de 4.500 euros, 1.500 más que la anterior 'edición' de este programa. Además, los automóviles eléctricos están inicialmente exentos de impuestos hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2025.

Este nuevo empujón es fruto del acuerdo entre el Gobierno alemán y ejecutivos de grandes firmas como Volkswagen, BMW y Daimler, y entrará en vigor este mes hasta 2025.

El anterior 'Bono Medioambiental', que ha tenido una vigencia de cuatro años (2016-2020), tuvo un presupuesto de 1.200 millones de euros y las subvenciones cubrían 4.000 euros para la compra de coches eléctricos y 3.000 euros para híbridos enchufables.

Un plan que asumían a partes iguales, y lo seguirán haciendo, el Gobierno federal y la industria automotriz. El impulso de Merkel para promover estos vehículos incluye aumentar el número de estaciones de carga pública a 50.000 en dos años.

De hecho la canciller ha fijado objetivos bastante ambiciosos en términos de infraestructura para Alemania y ha dicho que el país necesita un millón de estaciones de carga para 2030.

Alemania

Los fabricantes dicen que ayudarán a financiar 15.000 de las estaciones para 2022.

El Programa de Protección Climática 2030 de Merkel, presentado en septiembre, apunta a unos 10 millones de coches eléctricos en las carreteras alemanas para ese año, un objetivo algo alejado de la realidad dado que a principios de 2019 había en Alemania 420.000 coches eléctricos de una flota de 47 millones, de acuerdo al Centro de Investigación Automotriz de la Universidad de Duisburg-Essen.

En este paquete de protección climática, impulsado por movimientos estudiantiles como es 'Fridays for Future', no se penalizan las emisiones de dióxido de carbono, sino que se basa en incentivos. La ministra de Medio Ambiente, Svenja Schulze, describió el enfoque de forma bastante clara: "Alentamos y exigimos, pero no cobramos de más".

Sin embargo, el país se está acercando a 'gigantes de la electromovilidad' como es Noruega y se han comprado 53.000 vehículos eléctricos este año.

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El Škoda Kamiq GT es el nuevo SUV coupé de la firma checa, pero solo lo podrás ver en China

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El Škoda Kamiq GT es el nuevo SUV coupé de la firma checa, pero solo lo podrás ver en China

Tras vislumbrarlo antes de tiempo en unas fotos espía, Škoda ha presentado de forma oficial el Kamiq GT, la variante coupé de su SUV urbano destinada únicamente al mercado chino. La firma checa amplía así su generosa gama crossover para la clientela asiática, que ya cuenta con una oferta de hasta cinco modelos diferentes.

Si bien, ese amplio abanico de productos o que se reserven modelos como este para China no es fruto de la casualidad, sino la respuesta al que es el mayor mercado de la marca desde 2010 y en el que vende uno de cada tres todocamino. Ahora, el Škoda Kamiq GT ofrece una alternativa de menor tamaño al otro SUV coupé que comercializa también en exclusiva en territorio oriental, el Skoda Kodiaq GT.

Con 4,39 metros de largo, el Škoda Kamiq GT es finalmente 2 centímetros más corto que el Škoda Vision GT concept, el prototipo que anticipó sus formas y en el que se inspira, pero sigue siendo 1,5 cm más largo que su homólogo europeo, que se estrenó el pasado verano. Lo mismo ocurre con el Škoda Karoq chino, que es 5 cm más largo que la variante que se comercializa en el Viejo Continente.

Skoda Kamiq Azul

Por otra parte, la capacidad del maletero oscila entre los 463 litros y los 1.510 litros con los asientos abatidos, siendo también mayor que la del modelo europeo: 400 y 1.395 litros, respectivamente.

Carrocería bitono e interior poco digitalizado

Skoda Kamiq Gt 4

A nivel estético, la carrocería finalmente es bitono, algo que ya adelantó la marca en los primeros bocetos, pero que parecía desaparecer en las imágenes filtradas hace tan solo unos días.

De esta forma, Škoda nos muestra en sus imágenes tres combinaciones con el techo y los retrovisores a juego en blanco o negro y la carrocería en amarillo, rojo o azul.

Asimismo, además de la perceptible caída del techo (con barras incluidas), el resto de elementos que se integran en el cuerpo son los esperados, con un marcado nervio lateral que recorre el vehículo a lo largo, pronunciadas defensas y pasos de rueda, amén de un grupo óptico que abandona la configuración bifaro vista en el Škoda Kamiq europeo.

Skoda Kamiq Blanco

En el interior se puede apreciar un cuadro de instrumentación analógico formado por dos relojes dividido por la pantalla Maxi Dot en lugar del digital Virtual Cockpit, y una pantalla para el sistema de infoentreteniminto que se apoya sobre una moldura metalizada. Esta fina línea plateada cruza el ancho del salpicadero y en ella se inserta la inscripción GT a la altura del puesto del copiloto. También destacan los asientos deportivos con costuras de la misma tonalidad que la carrocería.

Skoda Kamiq Gt 3

Bajo el capó, a diferencia del Skoda Kamiq europeo, que se oferta con tres opciones mecánicas de gasolina TSI y un diésel TDI con potencias comprendidas entre 115 CV y 150 CV, la versión adaptada al mercado chino monta un propulsor 1.5 MPI que entrega 82 kW (111 CV) de potencia, según la marca, que no ha facilitado más detalles por el momento.

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Las autoridades estadounidenses investigan si el Tesla Model S y Model X montan baterías peligrosas

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Las autoridades estadounidenses investigan si el Tesla Model S y Model X montan baterías peligrosas

La Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en Carreteras de Estados Unidos (NTHSA por sus siglas en inglés) han iniciado una investigación sobre supuestos defectos de batería en dos de los coches eléctricos de Tesla tras una demanda colectiva iniciada por propietarios.

Así, la NTHSA revisará actualizaciones de software de los paquetes de baterías de los Model S y Model X fabricados entre 2012 y 2019 en Estados Unidos, tras una serie de incendios que podrían ser espontáneos, y no causados por un accidente.

Una petición que incluye multa si no es respondida

Tesla batería

Una carta enviada el pasado 25 de octubre por la agencia gubernamental solicita a Tesla que proporcione los documentos que incluyan las quejas de los consumidores, informes relacionados con los supuestos incendios de las baterías y un informe que detalle las actualizaciones de software que se ha llevado a cabo antes del 28 de noviembre, entre otros.

La NTHSA recibió el 17 de septiembre la petición de un abogado llamado Edward C.Chen que citaba un "alarmante número de incendios" de modelos Tesla a nivel mundial y pedía la investigación de las actualizaciones del sotfware 2019.16.1 y 2019.16.2 en adelante.

De acuerdo a la carta, si Tesla no hace los deberes se enfrenta a multas civiles de 22.329 dólares por día de demora, hasta un máximo de 111.642 dólares.

En un aviso emitido por la NTHSA el 1 de octubre, la agencia estimó que alrededor de 2.000 vehículos podrían verse implicados, aunque aún nada es definitivo. Esta investigación podría llevar a una llamada a revisión, eso sí, que no afectaría al Model 3.

Tesla

Hace siete meses un Tesla Model S ardió de forma espontánea en un párking de Shanghái. El coche acabó totalmente calcinado, y la compañía californiana aseguró por entonces que abriría una investigación para esclarecer las causas.

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La noticia Las autoridades estadounidenses investigan si el Tesla Model S y Model X montan baterías peligrosas fue publicada originalmente en Motorpasión por Victoria Fuentes .


          

Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

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Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

Solo tiene 25 años y Carlos Sainz ya ha disputado 100 carreras de Fórmula 1. El piloto español no solo se va convirtiendo en un veterano de la categoría, sino que además es ya de pleno derecho uno de los pilotos más reputados. Sainz está viviendo en 2019 la que posiblemente sea su mejor temporada en la Fórmula 1, la de su consolidación.

En estas 100 carreras que abarcan cinco años Sainz ha vivido muchos momentos clave, cambios de equipos, puntos altos y bajos en los que su carrera como piloto de Fórmula 1 ha experimentado cambios drásticos. Estos son los cinco mejores momentos de Carlos Sainz desde que es piloto de Fórmula 1.

El debut con puntos en Australia 2015

Sainz Australia F1 2015

Muchos pronosticaban que la aventura de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1 no iba a durar demasiado. Los más agoreros pronosticaban que el español sería destrozado por su compañero de equipo en Toro Rosso, el también novato Max Verstappen, que lógicamente también cumple ahora 100 carreras. Sin embargo Sainz demostró desde Australia que era un piloto de categoría.

En una clasificación alucinante consiguió meterse en la séptima posición de la parrilla, mientras que Verstappen quedó eliminado en la Q2. Luego en carrera, Sainz resistió en la zona de puntos, terminando noveno, mientras que su compañero abandonó por problemas mecánicos. En solo una carrera Sainz demostró que estaba en la Fórmula 1 para quedarse.

Aguantando a los Ferrari en España 2016

Sainz Espana F1 2016

Aquella carrera en Montmeló fue la primera en la que Verstappen corrió con Red Bull. Sainz cambiaba de compañero, ahora tenía a Daniil Kvyat, y, como cada vez que hay movimiento, la reacción del español fue la mejor. Clasificó octavo, y en una salida antológica se puso tercero, adelantando a los Ferrari y aprovechando el accidente de los Mercedes.

Durante siete vueltas Sainz mantuvo un inédito triplete de Red Bull en las tres primeras posiciones y, sobre todo, consiguió retener lo suficiente a los Ferrari para que Verstappen se marchase en busca de la que fue su primera victoria en la Fórmula 1. Sainz al final acabó sexto, su mejor resultado hasta la fecha, pero sobre todo afianzó su posición dentro de Red Bull.

Rozando el podio bajo la lluvia de Singapur 2017

Sainz Singapur F1 2017

Seguramente Carlos Sainz nunca ha estado tan cerca del podio como lo estuvo en el Gran Premio de Singapur de 2017, todavía con Toro Rosso. La lluvia puso patas arriba la carrera, con los dos Ferrari, Verstappen y Fernando Alonso estrellándose en la salida. Sainz, que salía décimo, consiguió abrirse paso hasta la cuarta plaza, pero ahí se quedó.

Las últimas vueltas fueron un suplicio esperando un fallo de alguno de los líderes, pero éste no se produjo y Sainz se quedó sin podio. Aún así, ese cuarto puesto es el mejor resultado que ha obtenido el piloto madrileño hasta la fecha en Fórmula 1. Este mismo 2019 tuvo una oportunidad similar en Hockenheim, pero acabó quinto.

Debut glorioso con Renault en Estados Unidos 2017

Sainz Austin F1 2017

Poco después de aquella carrera en Singapur la temporada 2017 le deparó a Carlos Sainz el ansiado cambio de equipo. Dejó Toro Rosso para fichar por una gran fábrica como Renault. Y el estreno no pudo ser mejor. Sainz volvió a sacar toda su velocidad a una vuelta para meterse séptimo en parrilla, mientras que su nuevo compañero, Nico Hulkenberg, cayó en la Q1.

Luego en carrera Sainz mantuvo la posición hasta la línea de meta, con un adelantamiento espectacular sobre Sergio Pérez incluido. El piloto español comenzaba su andadura con Renault de la mejor manera posible, aunque luego la aventura terminó antes de lo previsto por el fichaje de Daniel Ricciardo por la casa francesa.

La remontada invisible en Austria 2019

Sainz Austria F1 2019

Si una está siendo la baza de Carlos Sainz en esta temporada 2019 esa es la regularidad. El piloto madrileño no está destacando a base de actuaciones espectaculares, sino que cosecha resultados de forma constante, sin estridencias. Sin embargo en Austria le tocó remangarse para remontar desde la última posición por una penalización al cambiar el motor.

Mientras la televisión enfocaba a otros corredores, Sainz fue dando cuenta de más de media parrilla para pasar desde la última hasta la octava posición. Y eso que el español dañó su alerón delantero en uno de los últimos adelantamientos, lo que ya le impidió ir a por una sexta plaza que también estaba a tiro.

Sainz podría ser ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1

De La Rosa Mclaren F1 2005

Estas 100 carreras de Carlos Sainz sirven para preguntarse si el piloto madrileño es ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1, por detrás, evidentemente, de Fernando Alonso. En su contra juega que todavía no ha conseguido ningún podio, algo que sí hicieron Pedro de la Rosa y Alfonso de Portago.

De hecho Carlos Sainz ya es el quinto piloto de la historia que más carreras de Fórmula 1 ha disputado sin subirse al podio. Delante de él solo tiene a Philippe Alliot, con 109, a Pierluigi Martini, con 118, a Adrian Sutil, con 128, y a Nico Hulkenberg, que lleva 175 carreras sin probar el champagne, y contando.

Alfonso De Portago Francia F1 1956

Sin embargo en favor de Sainz cuenta la longevidad y regularidad de su trayectoria. Además de Alonso, entre los españoles solo Pedro de la Rosa ha disputado más carreras de Fórmula 1 que Sainz. El catalán tomó la salida en 105 eventos, por lo que será superado pronto por el actual piloto de McLaren.

Además, De la Rosa solo estuvo en el top diez de una carrera en 19 ocasiones, mientras que Carlos Sainz ya lleva 51. En cuanto al marqués de Portago, es cierto que fue una estrella en ciernes de la Fórmula 1, debutando con tan solo 28 años con Ferrari. Pero un accidente mortal impidió que desarrollase su carrera, dejando su palmarés en un podio, un quinto puesto y tres abandonos.

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Este hombre diseñó el test para renovar el carnet de conducir: "Desde el principio fue un éxito total"

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Este hombre diseñó el test para renovar el carnet de conducir:

Cualquiera que se haya sacado el carné de conducir -o haya ido a renovarlo- en España en los últimos treinta años ha tenido en sus manos una de las máquinas que usan los centros de reconocimiento médico para el test psicotécnico. Uno de esos instrumentos sacados de otra época con un monitor, un par de botones y otro par de palancas con el que supuestamente demostramos que, a priori, estamos aceptables para conducir una máquina de dos toneladas.

Llevan ahí años, lustros, décadas. El avance tecnológico no parece tener apenas impacto en estas máquinas en un blanco roto tan noventavo como icónico y vetusto. ¿Quién las puso ahí? ¿Quién las inventó? Ambas preguntan responden al mismo hombre, el de un murciano de Totana que a los 22 años decidió cambiar por completo estos tests psicotécnicos: Fernando Ortiz. Su efecto perdura hasta hoy.

Test psicotécnico electrónico y TV en color para ver el Mundial '82

Fernando Ortiz Small

Año 1982. El Renault 9 arrasa en ventas, Quini vuelve a ser pichichi y el Mundial de España está a punto de empezar. En ese contexto, Fernando Ortiz, estudiante de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación en Madrid que acaba de cumplir 22 años, observa que los equipos usados para los tests psicotécnicos eran electromecánicos. Muy costosos y gigantescos: un solo equipo, con sus poleas y motores, podía ocupar cincuenta metros cuadrados y costaba unos 15 millones de pesetas de la época, equivalentes en 2018 a unos 370.000 euros si ajustamos por inflación.

La mayoría de fabricantes de esos equipos eran franceses. La idea de Fernando, avezado en conocimiento tecnológico por su formación, es pasar ese sistema a un ordenador. Comienza a desarrollarlo en un Dragon 32, un ordenador de fabricación española que se ensamblaba en Extremadura. Un microprocesador y una pantalla de vídeo conectada. No había más.

Primero Primer modelo de test psicotécnico electrónico desarrollado por Fernando Ortiz en 1982, basado en un ordenador Dragon y con un monitor en color de Sharp. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.

"En un principio quise hacerlo mecánicamente, pero fue un fracaso, así que acabé desarrollando un sistema totalmente electrónico. Yo era el inventor, el socio industrial, y me junté con un socio inversor que creyó en el tema y nos lanzamos a la aventura. Al final acabé creando mi propia empresa con la ayuda de mi padre", recuerda Fernando.

Que aquel instrumento tuviese una pantalla a color que también servía para ver la televisión fue todo un inesperado reclamo de ventas en vísperas del Mundial de España '82, por si el hecho de que fuese un equipo mucho más pequeño y barato (entre un millón y un millón y medio de pesetas) que los habituales no era suficiente.

Con todo, su invento fue teniendo un gran éxito comercial. "Había tal flujo de caja que se podía poner un anuncio en la portada de El País durante todo un fin de semana. Eso costaba un millón de pesetas. Pero si nos servía para vender cuarenta equipos, imagina lo rentable que nos salía", recuerda Fernando, que hoy tiene 58 años. "Desde el principio fue un éxito total".

"Esto sirve para jugar a matar marcianitos, pero no puede ser seguro"

"Como estamos en el país de los que copian lo que pueden", prosigue Fernando, "llegaron a aparecer veintidós casas que copiaron la idea. Con Amstrad, con Spectrum, con Amiga... Una legión de ordenadores de 8 bits que replicaban nuestro planteamiento. En cada ciudad había alguien que cogía un ordenador, se hacía un programa y ya está. Con eso era suficiente para decir 'ya tengo mi test psicotécnico'".

En esa época donde las comunicaciones iban cuatro marchas por debajo de lo actual, ciertos poderes y grupos tardaron en ver este fenómeno, pero lo acabaron viendo. "Se empezó a decir que eso era un escándalo. Que qué broma era eso, que no era seguro, que solo valía para matar marcianitos". El caso es que acabó interviniendo la DGT, el Colegio de Psicólogos y la propia Administración, que legislaron los requisitos que debían reunir este tipo de instrumentos. Empezaron a pedirse homologaciones y calibraciones del Instituto Nacional de Metrología, así como estudios psicométricos que avalaran la validez de esos tests. "Estaba claro que si cualquiera podía hacerse un programa para evaluar conductores no podía ser muy seguro", sentencia Ortiz.

Segundo Segundo modelo desarrollado por Fernando Ortiz, esta vez en un Amstrad. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.

La época de vacío legal (que Fernando llama "todo el mundo campando a sus anchas") duró cinco años, hasta 1987, cuando se publicó el Real Decreto del Ministerio del Interior sobre la comisión de normalización de equipos. Una comisión formada por miembros del Colegio de Psicólogos de Madrid y de la DGT. Se publicaron las normas para evaluar los instrumentos de medición de aptitud de conductores. "Había que certificar baremos, muestras estadísticas, demostrar que los resultados no eran manipulables ni falseables...".

De las veintidós empresas que llegaron a coexistir en el gremio, únicamente seis quedaron en pie tras el filtro gubernamental. De esas seis, solo tres llegaron al final. Una de ellas, la granadina AMI-Test, tuvo que cerrar muy poco después. Las otras dos eran la de Fernando Ortiz, LNDETER, y la valenciana General ASDE. De ellos dice Fernando que "llegaron después, pero fueron más astutos, mejores comerciales. Vendieron más que nosotros, aunque con el tiempo eso se revirtió porque el nuestro tenía mayor calidad".

Granada Equipo de la granadina AMI-Test. Fue uno de los que llegó a homologar, pero la empresa cerró poco después. La causa principal, el alto coste que suponía el hecho de que vendían un mueble completo en lugar de la máquina, algo que disparaba los costes y la complejidad del montaje, que requería de dos técnicos. No tuvieron éxito comercial. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.
Rioja Test psicotécnico de una empresa riojana que quiso hacer algo parecido a la propuesta anterior de la empresa granadina. Con un mueble ya premontado se aseguraba que el sujeto que hacía el examen estaba a la distancia adecuada de la pantalla. Un concepto que encarecía el producto. La alternativa era dar unas condiciones de administración en las que cada centro de reconocimiento se responsabilizaba de cumplir, algo que permitía ofrecer productos más económicos. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.
Barcelona Coordinator 2000, el producto de una empresa de Barcelona que no llegó a ser homologado. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.
Valencia Equipo de la valenciana General ASDE. Imagen cedida por Fernando Ortiz.

Ambos, valencianos y madrileños, fueron los que construyeron los equipos que llevan treinta años en funcionamiento. En el caso del inventor original, el modelo LND-100 de la empresa L.N. DETER S.A, familiar para cualquier profesional de la psicología. En el de los valencianos, Driver-Test. A finales de los ochenta y principios de los noventa una resolución de pantalla habitual en los ordenadores domésticos y corporativos era todavía inferior a los 640 x 480 píxeles que se popularizaron poco después. La pantalla que usaban los LND-100 era de 3000 x 2000 píxeles. "En esa época, esas pantallas solo las usaban para radares en INDRA".

El origen del extraño nombre de la empresa, LNDETER, es una anécdota de sus inicios, cuando el dinero era muy limitado: en un principio, el nombre iba a ser Indetec (Investigación y desarrollos técnicos), pero cuando fueron a registrarlo vieron que ya lo estaba. El problema era que las tarjetas de visita también estaban ya hechas. Así que vieron que el logo, por su tipografía, también podía entenderse cambiando ciertos caracteres... y así pasó de Indetec a Lndeter.

Demasiado longevos

"Nuestro fracaso comercial es que hay equipos que llevan treinta años usándose y siguen funcionando como el primer día", dice Fernando entre risas. "Aquí, de obsolescencia programada, nada". Hoy, su empresa exporta equipos como el LND-100 a Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Colombia, Polonia, Australia...

Lnd 100 Equipo LND-100.

Su bajo precio y reducido tamaño contribuyó, según Fernando, a que se creara empleo a través de los numerosos centros de reconocimiento médico que se fueron abriendo desde su llegada al mercado.

Hoy, L.N. DETER trabaja con detección emocional y de patologías a través de la voz, así como planeando una posible revisión del test de armas, dado que el actual está "obsoleto" según Ortiz. Para ello trabaja con la Universitat de València y la de La Laguna, de Tenerife. "Estamos esperando a ver si cambia la ley en Estados Unidos y la NRA pone tests para evitar que las armas caigan en ciertas manos. Sería fantástico".

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Volamos en el Hyundai i20 WRC junto a Dani Sordo en un espectacular copilotaje (con vídeo)

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El trabajo de un piloto oficial del Campeonato del Mundo de Rally no termina cuando acaba un rally. El lunes pasado, tan solo un día después de finalizar tercero en el Rally RACC de Catalunya, tuvimos la oportunidad única de montar con el piloto español Dani Sordo en su espectacular Hyundai i20 WRC en un tramo de tierra que jamás olvidaremos.

Hyundai quería que montásemos en el coche posiblemente más llamativo y espectacular de todos los que tienen hoy en día en distintas disciplinas del automovilismo deportivo, el Hyundai i20 WRC.

La marca coreana se ha metido de lleno en el mundo de la competición en disciplinas tan diversas como los rallyes o el campeonato del mundo de turismos con los TCR, siendo todas ellas fantásticas plataformas para dar a conocer su gama de modelos N, los de planteamiento más deportivo.

Hyundai i20 WRC, un coche ganador

El Hyundai i20 WRC es un coche ganador, y así lo demostró al conseguir Thierry Neuville la victoria en la prueba que se disputó por carreteras catalanas el pasado fin de semana. Alrededor de 400 caballos de potencia, tracción a las cuatro ruedas, una aerodinámica muy elaborada y esa capacidad para mutar de configuración de asfalto a tierra o incluso un compromiso mixto para rallys como el Catalunya, son sus principales bazas.

El recorrido que la marca coreana había preparado para un grupo de privilegiados que íbamos a tener oportunidad de montar en el asiento de Carlos del Barrio, copiloto de Dani Sordo, prometía. En la finca Les Comes, a solo unos kilómetros de Barcelona, nos habían preparado un sinuoso trazado de tierra de aproximadamente 2,5 kilómetros por vuelta. Para no dejarnos con la miel en los labios, íbamos a dar dos vueltas completas.

Por el camino, subidas y bajadas, zonas de tierra suelta y otras de tierra más compactada y tres saltos espectaculares para poner a prueba nuestra resistencia cardiaca y también la resistencia lumbar y cervical.

A las 9 de la mañana estábamos en Les Comes, una vez más con los nervios a flor de piel. Debe ser algo intrínseco al hecho de montar en un coche de carreras, porque hace solo unos días os contaba lo mismo en la crónica de la Copa Lurauto MINI, aunque en este caso todo era distinto.

Dani Sordo ya estaba enfundado con el mono, el casco y toda la equipación reglamentaria. Es su uniforme de trabajo. Nosotros en cambio debíamos pasar por el briefing de seguridad donde nos contarían en qué iba a consistir la actividad, para luego poder equiparnos debidamente.

Nos dicen que han preparado un tramo muy rápido y completo, que en total haríamos unos 5 kilómetros dentro del coche. “No suele haber accidentes, pero en caso de tener uno os recomendamos mantener los brazos pegados al cuerpo. Si echáis las manos hacia arriba, podrían pillarse entre la jaula antivuelco y la carrocería del coche”. Glup.

Caras de susto y satisfacción

Para poder hacer todo con la máxima seguridad nos equiparon con un mono Alpinestars reglamentario, el correspondiente casco, sotocasco y hans para evitar posibles lesiones en el cuello en caso de un golpe fuerte.

Copilotaje Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC El mono Alpinestars era el mismo reglamentario que utilizan los pilotos en un rally real.

Los primeros invitados van subiendo al coche y salen a hacer el recorrido con gran expectación. Todo el mundo se acerca a ver la primera pasada de Dani Sordo por el tramo. Algunos no son conscientes de que toda esa tierra que levanta y que tan bonita queda para la foto a lo lejos, se les va a venir encima en cuanto pase el coche. Y así fue.

La cara de felicidad de los que van bajando del coche habla por sí sola. Uno de ellos era Josef Ajram, amigo y embajador de Hyundai que había planteado un reto a Dani Sordo. “Es alucinante, sobre todo cómo vuela en los saltos y lo duro que va en la caída. Vas a flipar”, me dice.

Copilotaje Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC En este momento los nervios estaban a flor de piel. Faltaban segundos para estar sentado en el asiento del copiloto.

Tras una larga espera, por fin me avisan para que me ponga el casco y me prepare. Bien, esta vez no ha habido ningún contratiempo técnico como ocurre muchas veces en este tipo de actividades en las que una piedra mal situada puede hacer que te quedes compuesto y sin montar.

Mientras me pongo casco y hans veo cómo preparan una pegatina con mi nombre en forma de dirección digital @hector_ares. ¡Qué detalle! La van a pegar junto al nombre de Dani Sordo y eso me hace más ilusión si cabe.

Copilotaje Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC La pegatina con el nombre para la ventanilla posterior fue todo un detalle.

Puedo subir al coche. Es mucho más fácil acceder de lo que esperaba, el entramado de barras en las puertas no es muy intrusivo y sorprende lo amplio que es el puesto del copiloto. Me atan el cinturón de seis puntos, conectan la radio y ya estamos listos para disfrutar.

3, 2, 1...así fue el copilotaje en el Hyundai i20 WRC en vídeo

Dani me pregunta qué tal estoy y le digo que “todo perfecto, dale”. Dicho y hecho, pisa el pie a fondo y salimos como cohetes hacia delante. Lo primero que sorprende es la capacidad de tracción del coche. Parece una cosechadora con capacidad para derrapar. En todo momento vas sintiendo la fricción entre las ruedas y el suelo.

Voy intentando contener la emoción y al mismo tiempo ver de reojo los movimientos que hace Dani para llevar el coche así de rápido, derrapando y siempre por el sitio. La rapidez de manos, la coordinación con los pies que van trabajando en todo momento y ese control absoluto del balanceo de la carrocería hacen que esto sea lo más parecido a montar en una montaña rusa que puedes hacer fuera de un parque de atracciones.

Izquierda de lado, derecha de lado con gas siempre constante y llegamos a una curva bastante lenta a izquierda. Para descolocar la trasera después de una frenada intensa, Dani saca la mano derecha y tira de una palanca situada al lado del volante. Es el freno de mano. Gas a fondo y de nuevo salimos hacia delante a una velocidad inaudita.

Hyundai i20 WRC lateral

Lo que más me está sorprendiendo además de la capacidad de tracción es cómo el coche filtra todas las irregularidades del terreno, que os aseguro no son pocas. Surcos, piedras salientes, cambios de plano. No importa lo que te encuentres, es cuestión de fe y gas superarlo.

Pronto llega el primero de los tres saltos que tiene el recorrido. Es un salto en bajada, en el que el coche pierde sustento y cae fuerte. Mi espalda se va a resentir más que la suspensión del coche. El siguiente salto es distinto, ya que en este caso despegamos en un cambio de plano que desestabiliza el coche en el aire.

Cae primero el lado izquierdo y luego el derecho y ambos lo hacen con tanta fuerza que parece que el coche se va a romper. La última vez que había montado en un WRC fue en un Subaru de aquellos azules con la publicidad de 555 en las puertas. Sí, han pasado casi 20 años desde entonces y aquel coche era mucho más largo y grande que este.

Hyundai i20 WRC copilotaje con Dani Sordo Mi cabeza durante el copilotaje parecía la de una marioneta sin control.

Tal vez esas dimensiones compactas y su corta distancia entre ejes sean lo que hace tan duro un aterrizaje como este que acabamos de tener. Veo a lo lejos la estela de polvo y tierra que vamos dejando a nuestro paso y no tiene que envidiar a la de un coche del Dakar.

Dani cada vez apura más las frenadas y ciñe más a lo vértices. Eso es tal vez otro de los aspectos que más sorprende, ver cómo pasa a escasos milímetros de los postes que delimitan el recorrido. Bueno, a milímetros y algunos puntos se los lleva por delante, ya que hay zonas donde las estacas y la cinta plástica han desaparecido.

Copilotaje Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC La posición del asiento de copiloto es más alta de lo que esperaba.

La experiencia completa dura menos de 4 minutos como se puede ver en el vídeo, pero todos y cada uno de ellos han sido muy intensos y se quedarán grabados en mi memoria y en mis maltrechas cervicales por mucho tiempo. Había montado en un coche del Campeonato del Mundo de Rally hace casi dos décadas, en un Camión del Dakar, en un Fórmula 3 biplaza, en muchos coches potentes, pero pocos coches pueden ofrecer sensaciones tan fuertes como las del Hyundai i20 WRC con un piloto español como Dani Sordo al volante.

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Desde que en septiembre Elon Musk, CEO de Tesla, pusiese camino a Nürburgring con el Tesla Model S para tratar de batir al Porsche Taycan y hacerse con el trono del coche eléctrico más rápido sobre el Infierno Verde, los episodios de rivalidad entre ambos modelos no han dejado de sucederse. El último visto sobre este ring fue el récord establecido por la berlina californiana (7:23), un tiempo con el que ya doblegó al modelo alemán, pero que ahora incluso ha vuelto a superar.

Según Auto Motor und Sport, el Tesla Model S Plaid, la versión más deportiva dotada de un nuevo chasis y tres motores eléctricos con la que la firma acostumbra a realizar sus test en circuito, completó la vuelta al circuito en tan solo 7 minutos y 13 segundos, recortando en 10 segundos su propio crono y aventajando en 29 segundos la plusmarca del Porsche Taycan (7:42).

La nueva marca, que carece de oficialidad al igual que todas las vistas anteriormente, la firmó el piloto de carreras Thomas Mutsch a bordo de una unidad azul del Tesla Model S Plaid. Originalmente, Tesla ha estado realizando diferentes test sobre el trazado alemán con esta y otra unidad de color rojo, si bien la última se ha tenido que dejar de utilizar después de que el piloto de pruebas Andreas Simonsen sufriese un accidente sin daños personales hace tan solo unos días, apunta la publicación alemana.

Un gran tiempo... que no cumple el objetivo

Tesla Model S

En lo que respecta a la unidad azul autora de la gesta, destaca por contar con una zaga dotada de un portentoso difusor y un pequeño alerón trasero, así como el distintivo 'P100D +' que lo identifica como el modelo más potente de la gama. El resto de modificaciones principales pasan por unos neumáticos deportivos Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Cup R y un faldón delantero retocado respecto al de la berlina convencional.

Se trata de una amalgama de cambios que han hecho viable que el Model S Plaid rebaje aún más su propia marca, si bien Tesla aún no ha logrado alcanzar su objetivo de parar el cronómetro en los ambiciosos 7:05 minutos que se propuso en septiembre con la vista puesta en el pasado mes de octubre.

De conseguirlo, lograría un tiempo similar al del chino Nio EP9 y estaría a menos de un segundo del Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro. Además, se aproximaría a otros modelos con motores de combustión de la talla del 918 Spyder (6:57) y el 911 GT3 RS pilotado por Kevin Estre (6:56).

Una larga batalla que no acaba aquí

Porsche Tayca 2

Sea como fuere, Nürburgring es para Porsche territorio sagrado, un trazado mítico ubicado en el Estado de Renania-Palatinado (Alemania) en el que, además de acaparar diversos récords, ostenta la plusmarca absoluta: los 5 minutos y 19 segundos que firmó el Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo el año pasado. Pero es que la firma de Sttutgart también acapara el segundo mejor registro, conseguido por Stefan Bellof a bordo de un Porsche 956 con un tiempo de 6 minutos y 11 segundos.

Un dominio que también quiere extrapolar al territorio de los coches eléctricos. Tanto es así que Porsche ya advirtió después de que el Tesla Model S Plaid certificase el tiempo de 7 minutos 20 segundos de que el Taycan Turbo S puede lograr mejor tiempo, sin concretar cifras ni cuando volverá intentarlo. Cabe recordar que el tiempo de 7:42 lo consiguió un Porsche Taycan Turbo, por lo que carecía de la función overboost en Launch Control que maximiza la potencia y el par del vehículo.

De esta forma, las prestaciones pasan de 500 kW (680 CV) y 850 Nm de par a 560 kW (761 CV) de potencia y 1.050 Nm, lo que se traduce en una aceleración de 0 a 100 km/h en 2,8 segundos y 9,8 segundos en llegar a los 200 km/h. La velocidad máxima es 260 km/h.

Unos guarismos que, cuando menos, le avalan lo suficiente como para seguir atentos a su más que probable regreso a Nürburgring para ver si es realmente capaz de desbancar a la versión más bestia del Tesla Model S. El fabricante norteamericano, por su parte, no tiene previsto reaparecer por el circuito el trazado alemán en lo que queda de año.

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El Volkswagen ID.3, más cerca: arranca la producción en serie del coche eléctrico de los 30.000 euros

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El Volkswagen ID.3, más cerca: arranca la producción en serie del coche eléctrico de los 30.000 euros

Tras acometer una primera fase de preparación, fabricación de componentes y pruebas de impacto incluidas, el Volkswagen ID.3, el coche eléctrico "para millones y no para millonarios", tal y como lo definió la propia marca alemana, ya ha arrancado su fase de producción en serie y culmina así el último paso antes de que podamos verlo en las carreteras. Se lanzará de forma casi simultánea en mercados en toda Europa en verano de 2020, según la marca.

En concreto, la primera unidad en salir de la planta de montaje de Zwickau (Baja Sajonia, Alemania), que acogerá además a otros cinco modelos cero emisiones de la marca, fue un ID.3 blanco en un evento de inauguración al que acudieron la canciller Angela Merkel y, como no podía ser de otra forma, Herbert Diess, CEO del Grupo Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Empieza La Produccion Del Id 3 En Zwickau 1

Y es que se trata de un punto de inflexión determinante para el fabricante de Wolfsburgo principalmente por dos motivos. Uno es que el ID.3 es el primer integrante de la nueva familia de vehículos libre de emisiones de Volkswagen y, por ende, el encargado de estrenar la nueva Plataforma Modular de Propulsión Eléctrica (MEB) creada por el grupo para los automóviles con este tipo de tecnología, la cual también usará Ford.

Como buen retoño primerizo, Volkswagen ha tratado también de nutrir del mayor número de novedades posibles al ID.3 a fin de convertirlo en su gran escaparate de lo que está por venir, mecánica aparte, por lo que de igual forma estrenará un nuevo airbag lateral en el centro del habitáculo además de lucir el nuevo logo de la firma como estaba previsto.

Saldrán al día 150 coches eléctricos de Zwickau

Id3 Produccion 3

El otro gran motivo es que con la salida de fábrica de la primera unidad del compacto eléctrico, se pone en el foco mediático a la planta de Zwickau, que jugará un papel determinante en el viraje hacia la electrificación del Grupo: por primera vez, una gran planta de producción de automóviles se ha convertido íntegramente para la movilidad eléctrica, con inversiones que alcanzan los 1.200 millones de euros, según cifras del fabricante.

La instalación está actualmente en proceso de reestructuración y, una vez se alcance la fase de ampliación final a partir de 2021, producirá seis modelos MEB de tres marcas del Grupo gracias a los 8.000 empleados que allí trabajan en consonancia con más de 1.600 robots que desarrollan labores de ensamblaje.

Está previsto que esta fábrica de salida a cerca de 100.000 coches eléctricos el próximo año y, a partir de 2021, hasta 330.000 ejemplares saldrán de la línea de montaje cada año (150 al día), convirtiéndose en pionera de la transformación de la red de producción global de Volkswagen. Una cifras en consonancia con la magnitud de los planes del Grupo Volkswagen, que tiene previsto vender cerca de 22 millones de coches eléctricos en todo el mundo hasta 2028.

"El ID.3 realizará una importante contribución a la penetración de la movilidad eléctrica. Hace que la movilidad individual limpia sea accesible para millones de personas y supone un hito para nuestra compañía en el proceso de alcanzar la neutralidad en carbono en 2050”, explicó Herbert Diess durante la ceremonia en Zwickau.

En esta dirección, Volkswagen también fabricará motores eléctricos y celdas y sistemas de baterías en esta planta y en las de componentes en Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter y Wolfsburgo, mientras que próximamente se sumará a estas una nueva gran fábrica de celdas de batería en Salzgitter en cooperación junto con Northvolt.

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Volkswagen Id3 3

Pero para cumplir con todos esos objetivos, Volkswagen tiene claro que la democratización del coche eléctrico pasa, entre otras cosas, por poner en el mercado modelos a un precio competitivo y eso es lo que busca con el ID.3, que ofertará una versión básica por menos de 30.000 euros, 10.000 euros más económica que la variante de lanzamiento, el ID.3 First Edition, con la que el fabricante inició las prerrersevas del coche eléctrico en mayo de este año.

Cabe recordar que el Volkswagen ID.3 estará disponible con tres opciones de batería. En la variante básica es de 45 kWh y promete una autonomía de hasta 330 kilómetros (según ciclo WLTP), pero también se ofertará otra con una batería de 58 kWh, que permite recorrer hasta 420 km entre cargas, y una tercera con una pila de 77 kWh y un rango de 550 kilómetros.

Además, a través de la función de carga rápida, es posible cargar el ID.3 lo suficiente para obtener 290 kilómetros en 30 minutos, utilizando una salida de carga de 100 kW.

Unas cifras nada desdeñables para el precio que promete la firma, lo que explica la gran acogida que ha recibido desde el principio por parte del mercado: antes incluso de su presentación en septiembre ya alcanzó las 30.000 reservas, y actualmente ya supera las 35.000 en todo el mundo, previo pago de un depósito de 1.000 euros reembolsables.

Por otra parte, Volkswagen explica que el coche se entrega a los clientes con una huella de carbono neutral gracias a que, por ejemplo, la producción de las celdas de batería de este modelo se utiliza exclusivamente energía de fuentes renovables. "Las emisiones que se producen durante todo el proceso de producción, que actualmente son inevitables, se compensan mediante inversiones en el proyecto climático 'Katingan Mataya Forest Protection', en la isla indonesia de Borneo, entre otros", culmina la firma.

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Cómo sentarse correctamente en el coche para conducir

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Cómo sentarse correctamente en el coche para conducir

Conducir no es sólo sentarse detrás de un volante y echar a andar con un coche. De la misma manera que tenemos que tener claras las normas de circulación también tenemos que saber que para conducir debemos adoptar una postura apropiada porque de ella puede depender nuestra integridad física.

La posición del asiento, la distancia al volante, la ubicación del reposacabezas y la orientación de los retrovisores son solo algunos de los puntos que debemos tener claros y bien ajustados antes de emprender la marcha, y hoy los vamos a repasar.

Distancia respecto al volante

Posicion Coche 3

Como en todos los parámetros que vamos a ver, la distancia del asiento con respecto al volante no tiene una norma escrita y depende de la morfología de cada conductor. Lo ideal es que los brazos queden semiflexionados al mismo tiempo que llegamos a pisar a fondo los pedales sin tener que estirar por completo las piernas.

La postura debe ser natural y cómoda, ponderando la rigidez del torso con algo de flexibilidad para no tener un exceso de cansancio. Para las piernas podemos probar a pisar a fondo el pedal del embrague; lo óptimo es que la pierna no se estire por completo.

Mantener una postura flexible es fundamental a la hora de mitigar las lesiones sufridas en accidente de tráfico. Evitando las posturas en las que los miembros estén estirados prevenimos fracturas, por eso es tan importante no sentarse lejos del volante.

Altura e inclinación del asiento

Prácticamente todos los coches actuales cuentan con regulación en altura. Aquí más que por comodidad, la altura viene determinada por la visibilidad, pues tenemos que poder mirar cuanto más lejos mejor, con un campo de visión amplio.

No importa tanto ver el final del capó como poder mirar lejos porque así el cerebro anticipa lo que podemos encontrar en carretera. Tampoco hay que regular la banqueta demasiado alta para tener la cabeza lo más separada del techo posible en caso de vuelco.

No, ir bien sentado en el coche no significa tener la espalda en ángulo recto. La inclinación del respaldo debe ser de entre 95º y 105º para poder llevar la parte superior de la espalda y los hombros bien apoyados, evitando así dolencias. Estirando los brazos las muñecas deben tocar la parte superior del volante.

Posición del volante

Posicion Coche 2

Para complementar la correcta posición de la banqueta, la regulación de la columna de dirección también nos ayuda conseguir la postura perfecta. Muchos coches ya cuentan con regulación del volante en altura y profundidad.

La posición del volante tiene que ser natural, debe quedar a la distancia de las muñecas y nunca debe ni tapar la visión del cuadro de mandos, ni demasiado bajo donde las piernas choquen con él, ni que nos obligue a hacer movimientos extraños con los brazos a la hora de maniobrar. Tampoco se debe conducir con cualquier calzado. Los zapatos de tacón y las chanclas no están prohibidos pero no son lo más recomendable.

Las manos

Saber cómo tenemos que poner las manos en el volante parece fácil, pero muchos conductores no lo hacen bien. Siempre que sea posible tenemos que tener las dos manos sobre su circunferencia y su posición debe ser a las 10:10, si el volante fuera un reloj.

Cuanto más enfrentadas estén las manos, mayor estabilidad tendremos en el volante. Si solamente tenemos un punto de apoyo en el volante, bien porque juntamos demasiado las manos, bien porque lo asimos con una sola mano, los giros tenderán a ser más bruscos, y en algunos casos podemos llegar a perder el control del vehículo.

Posicion Coche 4 Ejemplo de pulgares mal colocados. No deben agarrar el volante, deben apoyarse sobre él.

También es importante la posición de los pulgares, y es porque no hay que agarrar el volante. Los pulgares deben ir apoyados sobre los salientes interiores del volante (si el coche los tiene) o sobre el propio aro para evitar fracturas o lesiones en caso de accidente.

Reposacabezas

La ubicación del reposacabezas siempre debe ser como mínimo la siguiente: la parte superior debe quedar como poco a la altura de la parte superior de la cabeza del conductor, y si puede ser un poco más elevado aún, mejor.

Esto es así porque en caso de colisión los cuerpos, sometidos a las fuerzas físicas, tienden a rebotar, subiendo respecto al asiento por lo que debemos evitar llevar el reposacabezas demasiado bajo para impedir la hiperextensión cervical.

Retrovisores

Una vez que ya está colocado el asiento hay que orientar los retrovisores. Su colocación debe permitirnos un campo de visión óptimo de nuestro entorno sin tener que hacer movimientos raros con el cuerpo..

Los retrovisores laterales tienen que ofrecer un enfoque adecuado, cuanto más alejado mejor y que en su parte interior se vea una parte mínima del vehículo, la suficiente para contar con la referencia visual.

Cinturón de seguridad

Posicion Coche 5 Ejemplo de mano mal colocada. Las dos manos deben ir en el volante a las 10:10.

Antes de emprender la marcha falta lo más importante: abrocharse el cinturón de seguridad. Éste siempre debe estar bien ceñido al cuerpo, plano contra el cuerpo y sin tener dobleces que puedan lacerar en caso de accidente.

La banda diagonal debe cruzar el torso del centro de la clavícula hacia el centro del pecho. Un pequeño tirón hacia arriba, a la altura de la hebilla, es suficiente para asegurarnos que la banda horizontal también quede bien ceñida. Es recomendable quitarnos el abrigo para conducir, así evitaremos la pérdida de eficacia del cinturón por culpa de llevar prendas demasiado voluminosas.

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Esta bestia es el nuevo BMW M2 CS: un deportivo de 450 CV, cambio manual y tracción trasera

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Esta bestia es el nuevo BMW M2 CS: un deportivo de 450 CV, cambio manual y tracción trasera

Todos sabíamos que BMW lanzaría al mercado una versión radical del M2 Competition, como final de fiesta para el M2 y el Serie 2 Coupé. Lo que no imaginábamos es que el BMW M2 CS se adentraría en el territorio del BMW M4. Aunque, hay que reconocer que el M4 está a punto de terminar su vida comercial.

Bmw M2 Cs

Con respecto al BMW M2 Competition, el nuevo BMW M2 CS gana 40 CV y el 6 cilindros 3.0 litros biturbo S55 alcanza ahora los 450 CV a 6.250 rpm. Es decir, la misma potencia que el M4 Pack Competition y tan solo 10 CV menos que el M4 CS. El par motor culmina en 550 Nm, disponibles desde 2.350 rpm hasta 5.500 rpm y sigue pasando exclusivamente por las ruedas traseras.

Este motor irá asociado a un cambio automático de doble embrague M DCT de 7 relaciones y, por primera vez en un modelo CS reciente, un cambio manual de 6 relaciones. Recordemos que el M3 CS y el M4 CS no estuvieron disponibles con cambio manual. La transmisión cuenta además co un Diferencial Activo M y el M Dynamic Mode, es decir, un autoblocante mecánico controlado electrónicamente.

Bmw M2 Cs

Los valores de aceleración anunciados por BMW son idénticos a los del M4 Pack Competition. Efectúa el 0 a 100 km/h en 4 segundos con el cambio DCT y de 4,2 segundos con el cambio manual. La velocidad máxima está limitada electrónicamente a 280 km/h.

Bmw M2 Cs

Cabe destacar que cuando equipa el cambio DCT, equipa también un sistema de refrigeración del aceite de la transmisión. De hecho, el M2 CS cuenta con tres radiadores, un radiador de aceite, dos bombas de aceite y un colector de aceite en el cárter. Resumiendo, es prácticamente un sistema de competición y por tanto ideal para rodar en circuito.

De hecho, el M2 CS constituye la base de desarrollo del BMW M2 CS Racing; el nuevo modelo de competición cliente y de acceso a BMW M Motorsport para la categoría Clubsport (disponible a partir de 2020).

Bmw M2 Cs motor 450 cv

El chasis cuenta con silent blocks en elastómero en los dos ejes y las suspensiones con los amortiguadores adaptativos M Sport (con tres ajustes preestablecidos: Confort, Sport y Sport+). Los frenos M Sport exhiben discos de 400 m de diamétro delante y pinzas de seis pistones de color rojo (en lugar del azul del M2 Competition). Habrá, además, discos carbocerámicos disponibles en opción.

Azul Misano, fibra de carbono y llantas forjadas doradas

Estéticamente, el BMW M2 CS cuenta con un capó en plástico reforzado con fibra de carbono y con extractor de aire a lo BMW M3 CS (es un 50 % más ligero con resecto al M2 Competition), el splitter delantero (o lama inferior) y alerón trasero también son de fibra de carbono. El techo, que también está hecho de plástico reforzado con fibra de carbono, usa una nueva técnica de fabricación que mejora si cabe la rigidez estructural del M2.

Bmw M2 Cs Interior
Bmw M2 Cs Interor

El cliente podrá escoger entre cuatro colores: blanco Alpine, negro zafiro metalizado, plata metalizado Hockenheim y en exclusiva para el M2 CS, el azul metalizado Misano. Las llantas forjadas con radios en Y de 19 pulgadas (neumáticos Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 especialmente adaptados) serán de serie en color negro brillante pero opcionalmente se podrá pedir en tono dorado mate. Azul Misano y llantas y doradas... ¿Alguien ha dicho Subaru Impreza STI?

A bordo, nos encontramos con una mezcla de cuero y Alcantara de color negro, con costuras de contraste en rojo (es la única combinación de colores disponible). Tampoco falta la fibra de carbono, como se aprecia en el túnel central. Los asientos baquets M Sport del BMW M4 CS con reposacabezas integrales y respaldos huecos con franjas BMW M también están presentes.

Las primeras unidades deberían llegar a nuestro mercado en marzo de 2020.

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دبی امروزه به عنوان یک شهر تجاری و بازرگانی موفق و پیشرفته‌ای شناخته شده است. این شهر دارای جاذبه‌های گردشگری بسیاری از قبیل برج ها، پارک ها‌های تفریحی، سواحل، مراکز خرید و موزه‌های تاریخی است که توجه بسیاری از توریست‌ها را به خود جلب می‌کنند. معمولا هر گاه صحبت از جاذبه‌های گردشگری در دبی می‌شود […]

          

چگونه از تمرینات شکم بهترین نتیجه را بگیریم؟

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چربی شکم در آشپزخانه کم می‌شود و عضلات آن از طریق تمرینات شکم تقویت می‌یابند. مؤلفه‌ی تغذیه تنها میزان چربی بدن را در ناحیه‌ی میانی بدن یا همان شکم، به حداقل می‌رساند که به شما امکان می‌دهد تا عضله‌هایی را که تقویت کرده‌اید، مشاهده کنید. اگر می‌خواهید یک سیکس پک بهتر داشته باشید و در […]

          

Лента новостей 7 ноября 2019 года

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NYT: В Ливию прибыли около 200 российских бойцов

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Около 200 российских бойцов прибыли в Ливию за последние шесть недель в рамках обширной кампании Кремля по восстановлению влияния на Ближнем Востоке и в Африке, сообщила газета The New York Times. По данным издания, Россия вмешалась в конфликт в интересах лидера ополченцев Халифы Хафтара.

Издание пишет, что теперь Россия ведет более прямолинейную работу по влиянию на результат хаотичной гражданской войны в Ливии.

Она отправила в страну передовые истребители «Сухой», наносит скоординированные ракетные и высокоточные артиллерийские удары и использует снайперов, то есть разыгрывает тот же сценарий, который сделал Москву влиятельной силой в гражданской войне в Сирии, отмечается в публикации.

«Происходит в точности то же самое, что и в Сирии», – заявил изданию Фатхи Башага, министр внутренних дел временного правительства национального единства в Триполи.

Каким бы ни оказалось его влияние на результат, российское вмешательство уже, по сути, предоставило Москве право вето на любое урегулирование конфликта, указывает New York Times.

Россия вмешалась на стороне лидера ополченцев Халифы Хафтара, который базируется в восточной Ливии и также поддерживается Объединенными Арабскими Эмиратами, Египтом, Саудовской Аравией и иногда Францией.

Газета пишет, что сторонники Хафтара связывают с ним свои самые большие надежды на сдерживание радикального ислама, подавление боевиков и восстановление авторитарного порядка.


          

На Михаила Светова возбудили дело о развратных действиях из-за поста в инстаграме

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Сегодня днём, 6 ноября, к члену Либертарианской партии Михаилу Светову пришли с обыском в рамках уголовного дела в связи с публикацией за 2012 год в Instagram политика.

Адвокат политика Михаил Бирюков уточнил, что уголовное дело по статье о развратных действиях в отношении несовершеннолетнего возбуждено 6 ноября, в этот же день вынесено постановление об обыске. Светов проходит по делу в статусе свидетеля. Силовики изъяли из его квартиры сетевое хранилище. Политика повезли на допрос в управление Следственного комитета по Северо-западному округу Москвы. Вместе с ним показания давала его бывшая подруга Анастасия Стародубовская. Он встречался с ней на протяжении нескольких лет.

По словам Бирюкова, повод для возбуждения дела — пост, опубликованный в 2012 году в Instagram Светова. Член ЛПР рассказал: «Это дело заведено из-за фотографии, на которой она присутствует». На фотографиях изображена Анастасия Стародубовская (1995 года рождения по аккаунту ВКонтакте, но сколько ей лет было тогда неизвестно).

Днём РЕН-ТВ без источников информации рассказал, что в отношении политика начата доследственная проверка по делу о развратных действиях по статье 135 УК РФ.

Михаил рассказал в интервью «Дождю», что после обыска у него изъят только «облачный» сервер. Адвокат рассказал: «Мы посмотрели все фотографии за 2012 год, там нет ни одной фотографии порнографического, эротического и экстремистского характера. Никаких оснований для производства обыска и допроса нет».

Перед отъездом в СК он написал в Twitter: «Меня вызвали в СК на доследственную проверку. В РЕН-ТВ новость опубликовали раньше, чем повестка свалилась ко мне в почтовый ящик. Час назад её ещё не было.»

Михаил Светов, что происходящее связано с его активной деятельностью в политике: «Это такая попытка давления, чтобы я не занимался больше политикой», — также он связывает это со своим туром лекций в 30 городах страны: «В каждом городе мне оказывала сопротивление полиция». По заявлению ЛПР: «Кремль не может простить Михаилу успешный лекционный тур, не может простить принципиальность и нежелание становиться карманной оппозицией».

В августе Роскомнадзор внёс в реестр запрещенных сайтов старую страницу политика в Instagram, так как посчитали публикации оттуда детской порнографией. Затем ведомсто потребовало от администрации сервиса удалить этот аккаунт. Тогда пресс-секретарь Либертарианской партии Дарья Петрушенко сказала: Роскомнадзор стремится «бросить тень на одного из оппозиционных лидеров».

Cветов заявил «Ъ», что в повестке не была указана статья УК, но заметил, что «эта тема педалируется с тех пор, как он активно занялся политикой. Ничего, что могло бы послужить составом для ст. 135 УК РФ, в моей жизни не было. Тут я совершенно спокоен».

После новостей о давлении на Михаила Светова в Москве, у здания СК на Арбате, и Санкт-Петербурге, у Гостинного двора, проходят одиночные пикеты в поддержку Светова.

К 21:38 допрос политика уже был завершён сообщил зампредседатель ЛП Ярослав Кондей: «В настоящий момент допрос в Следственном комитете завершен. Михаил допрошен в качестве свидетеля».

Михаил Светов вступил в Либертарианскую партию России в 2010 году. В июле этого года его арестовали на 30 суток за участие в несогласованной акции протеста. 3 ноября он сообщил, что покинул федеральное руководство Либертарианской партии, но причины не объяснил. Организация летом согласовывала акции протеста за свободные выборы, которые отличилсь крупнейшими задержаниями за последние годы.


          

Ожидаемые события 7 ноября 2019 года

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  • В Омске состоится XVI Форум межрегионального сотрудничества России и Казахстана, в котором примут участие президент РФ Владимир Путин и президент РК Касым-Жомарт Токаев.
  • Преступность и право:
    • Московский городской суд рассмотрит жалобы на арест обвиняемых по «московскому делу» Владимира Емельянова, Никиты Чирцова, Андрея Баршая.
    • Люблинский районный суд города Москвы рассмотрит дело восьмерых участников движения «Нового величия».
  • Спорт:
    • Состоится жеребьевка элитного раунда Чемпионата мира по мини-футболу 2020.
    • В Сеуле (Южная Корея) начнётся Чемпионат мира по самбо 2019, который продлится до 11 ноября.
    • Лига Европы УЕФА 2019/2020:
      • «Ференцварош» (Венгрия) — ЦСКА (Россия) (Гроупама Арена; Будапешт).
      • «Краснодар» (Россия) — «Трабзонспором» (Турция) (ФК Краснодар; Краснодар).
    • Начнётся Хоккейный Евротур 2019-2020.
      • В Финляндии стартует Кубок Карьяла 2019, который завершится 10 ноября.




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Halindir: Audio Insurgency 78 – AAI 110619

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Nine new tunes and a new host for tonight’s Audio Insurgency, with ramble-maestro Halindir at the controls for an hour of the very best music created by truth-seekers from around the globe.

Nachtreich begin with a sublime piano recital augmented by black metal guitar before Elessar counters with acoustic guitar and synth effects.

Tresalis are going for a movie soundtrack feel and Synthicide is back with a memory card full of NWO samples and a darksynth bassline for possibly his best release yet.

Holon builds the suspense with an expansive ambient piece leading into the Space Aryan jazz and cyber funk of FemaCampBandLeader.

Forerunnerx turns up the pace a notch to fit some slap bass in among the synth swirls, before Bolthorn kick start the rock section with a growl from beyond the grave and a death/viking metal crossover tune.

The sound of military pipe and drum herald the entrance of Bound for Glory and more time changes than you can shake a drum stick at, before Heiliger Krieg come blasting in with the anthemic ‘Until Victory’.

DST blend the spirits of Black Sabbath with the Fuhrer and come up with a delicious slice of Slayer-sounding thrash metal leading into Hungarica’s Celtic jig inspired offering.

Surturs Lohe begin the wind down with evocative flute melodies and classical soprano harmonising and Hiraeth sees us out with acoustic guitar, thoughtful lyrics and emotional voice. 

Elessar and Hiraeth are on Youtube
Tresalis, Synthicide, Holon, FemaCampBandLeader, Forerunnerx are at Soundcloud
DST and Hungarica are at 88.nsm


00:22 Nachtreich – Lights
06:53 Elessar – A New Perspective – NEW
10:01 Tresalis – Follow My Light – NEW
13:40 Synthicide - New Dark Ages – NEW
18:13 Holon – Anywhere But Here – NEW
22:46 FemaCampBandLeader – Replacement Rate – NEW
27:55 Forerunnerx – Silver Horizion – NEW
32:03 Bolthorn – Sentinel
37:33 Bound for Glory - Eugens' March
42:57 Heiliger Krieg - Until Victory
47:06 DST – Mein Kampf - NEW
54:13 Hungarica - Buszken szol – NEW
57:02 Surturs Lohe - Unter der Linden
03:00 Hiraeth – When the Lion Awakens – NEW

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Halindir: Audio Insurgency 78 – AAI 110619




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The Orthodox Nationalist: Trump Impeachment Fraud – TON 110619

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Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson pulls apart the Democrats impeachment farce in this week’s episode.

The present impeachment of Donald Trump is the most bizarre development in American political history. Even if everything the Regime says he did is true, he's still done nothing wrong. At least with Clinton, it was based on perjury, an actual crime. Here, there's not even a claim of wrongdoing.

Foreign aid always comes with strings attached. This is only an attempt to destroy Trump's presidency since they have nothing to put against him in 2020.

In this broadcast, I explain the purpose of impeachment and the related notion of the “Nobility Clause” of the Constitution. The same ruling class that seeks to destroy Trump is exactly what the “Nobility Clause” exists to prevent. In 1800, only five percent of Americans could vote. This is proper because only that number has the time, freedom, literacy and independence to formulate an opinion not created by those with power.

In his letter to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams said:

“When I consider the weakness, the folly, the pride, the vanity, the selfishness, the artifice, the low craft and mean cunning, the want of principle, the avarice, the unbounded ambition, the unfair cruelty of the majority of those (in all nations) who are allowed an aristocratical influence, and, on the other hand the stupidity with which the more numerous multitude not only become their dupes, but even love to be taken by their tricks, I feel a stronger disposition to weep at their destiny, than to laugh at their folly.”

Mass society and mass democracy is just a façade for oligarchy. Madison in Federalist 57 says that a debased population will not even understand what liberty is or how it's preserved. The American republic was an aristocratic confederation, not a “democracy” and certainly not an “empire.” Donald Trump, despite all his errors and foibles, is today subject to a coup d'etat that might just blow up in their faces.

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The Orthodox Nationalist: Trump Impeachment Fraud – TON 110619




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Axis War Heroes: Michael Wittmann – AWH 110619

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Messerchmitt joins Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise to talk about German Panzer hero Michael Wittmann.

Wittmann took out six Russian tanks from his Stug Mark III, all of which had moveable turrets while his was only stationary. After seeing three Russians still alive after the final attack, instead of leaving them to burn to death he ordered his men to help put the fire out by smothering them with blankets.

This act of mercy was held up as a courageous example of humanity in the midst of a terrible war and Wittmann was awarded the first of many medals for this act of bravery.

In the battle of Kursk featured in Dennis Wise’s documentary, he managed to destroy 30 tanks and 38 anti-tank machine guns of the enemy.  He also managed to take out the first tank in a line, causing all the others to pile into it while he picked them all off one by one.

Dennis explains how Wittman was held up as the archetypal Nordic warrior, blonde haired and blue eyed with deep-seated morals alongside his courage. The German army were encouraged to emulate him and were given lessons in etiquette, with the SS even donning suits and cleaning up first before liberating an area, so as to make the best possible impression. They really were the last of the crusading knights, fighting to preserve the flame of European chivalry.

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Axis War Heroes: Michael Wittmann – AWH 110619




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12pm EDT/5pm GMT
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Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 240 - Nick Kollerstrom - Breaking the Spell – 1 hour 50 minutes

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2.40pm EDT/7.40pm GMT
Radio Aryan Matt Johnson – The Orthodox Nationalist -  NEW -  1 hour 5 minutes
3.45pm EDT/8.45pm GMT
Radio Aryan Halindir – Aryan Audio Insurgency - NEW -  1 hour 10 minutes
Download Jared Taylor and Paul Kersey - Radio Renaissance - How Not to be Insensitive on Halloween – 1 hour


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Church of the Lampshade: Life is Short, Make Something of It – GL 110519

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The one and only Church of the Lampshade returns once again to get you motivated and moving towards achieving something with your life. 

The opening discussion this week will largely be centred around the listener mailbag. First up will be the importance of doing something vs sitting around and feeling frustrated and victimized by the circumstances around you. Also discussed will be the importance of always bearing in mind that life is short and nobody knows how many days they will get, so you should always do your best to live each day to the fullest.

We will also be looking at the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets after two fatal crashes. While your host is obviously no fan of big corporations, it is utterly ludicrous that these discussions are taking place while not addressing the elephant in the room. This week, Grandpa Lampshade will address the elephant.

Our Christian message this week is specifically tailored for God’s chosen people, namely us, the Christian believers. GPL will be discussing the importance of differentiating between when the scriptures are giving specific instructions for people at the time vs things that are applicable to us today. If you believe that you should be picking up venomous snakes because Jesus, Grandpa Lampshade will dispel you of that notion this week.

The show goes on and continued listener support is a big part of it. Your continued support is very much appreciated. You are encouraged to take part in this opportunity to take action by supporting the work done on this show. Also, listener questions/comments are welcome too. You can find all of that information below.

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Axis War Heroes: Erich ‘Bubi’ Hartmann – AWH 110519

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Messerchmitt joins Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise for a look at outstanding German war hero Erich Hartmann, who started out near the bottom of his class and could not keep up with the others, but was later to overtake them all and become one of the greatest fighter pilots of all time.

He was able to shoot down 352 enemy aircraft during his 1,404 combat missions and was forced to crash-land his own damaged fighter 14 times, not due to enemy fire however but because it had been hit by pieces of flying debris from his targets. His record was so incredible that Goering grew suspicious and sent observers in separate planes to record the amount of direct hits. It was found that his record was entirely true and Bubi really was such an incredible pilot.

Schmitt explains how in the German air force the leadership position was decided through results and only the most skilled pilots would lead the missions, regardless of what their official rank was. Dennis contrasts this with the British Air Force and the class system that is still prevalent in Britain today. National Socialism was about getting the different classes working with each other rather than against each other. Part of this was achieved through the German work programs, which everyone had to take part in regardless of social position. Similar work programs are in place in Britain today, but these are used to punish only one class of people, those who are unable to work.

Hartmann refused to abandon his flight crew and was captured by the Soviets. They forced him to watch German women being raped along with other tortures, such as threatening to have his family killed back in Germany. He would eventually spend 10 years in the Gulag, one time going on hunger strike with the whole gulag protesting in support of him. When he was finally released he served in the new air force of occupied Germany and was shocked to see his superiors purchasing substandard aircraft from America. He was sacked for speaking up about this, but was proved to be correct, as over a hundred German pilots were killed flying these machines.

He eventually died in his seventies, with his ill health probably due to mistreatment in the gulags. This in itself proves that any holohoaxers still alive cannot possibly have been mistreated in the German work camps, because they are still alive while the Germans who were sent to the Gulag are not.

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Axis War Heroes: Erich ‘Bubi’ Hartmann – AWH 110519




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11am EDT/4pm GMT
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Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 239 - Taking Stock – 1 hour 50 minutes
Video Morgoth - Archetypes Of The Left – 10 minutes

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2.55pm EDT/7.55pm GMT
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Video Mark Collett and Laura Towler – We Were Never Asked QA -  1 hour 30 minutes
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Aryan Britannia: First Baron Baden Powell – AB 090419

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Sven Longshanks and Max Musson continue their look at the Patriotic life of Chief Scout and founder of scouting, First Baron Baden Powell.

Baden Powell fought against the African savages in the Matabele war and had a hand in the assassination of the chief Witchdoctor.

After that he was a central figure in the siege of Mafeking, where his ingenuity kept the Boers deceived as to the resources held in the town.

This was an age where chivalry and good sportsmanship were still observed on both sides, with a ceasefire on Sundays so the British could play cricket.

Baden Powell had insight from experience on the non-White races and he saw Whites as needing to set a good example for them to follow.

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Axis War Heroes: Hans Ulrich-Rudel – AWH 110419

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Messerchmitt talks to Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise about Hans-Ulrich Rudel and his incredible war record.

He destroyed 519 tanks, 1 battleship, 4 armoured trains and over 150 artillery positions, as well as making rescue flights into hostile territory taking off from muddy fields after picking up his downed comrades.

He even continued his flying missions after having one leg blown off and was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Luckily at the end of the war he surrendered to the Americans and managed to avoid accusations of lampshading and soap making at the kangaroo court in Nurembourg.

He even managed to avoid having his family watch stolen, despite attempts to do so by the victorious allies.

Hans Rudel was an example to us all of selfless dedication to his nation and we will be hearing more from Schmitt about other European axis war heroes in future podcasts.

Presented by Messerschmitt, Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise


Axis War Heroes: Hans Ulrich-Rudel – AWH 110419




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Monday November 04

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12pm EDT/5pm GMT
Radio Aryan Messerschmitt, Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise – Axis War Heroes - NEW - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 238 - Interview with Warren B Routledge – 1 hour 55 minutes
Video Morgoth – Lonely White Boy Vs Leftist Archetypes – 10 minutes

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2.40pm EDT/7.40pm GMT
Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks  and Max Musson– Aryan Britannia - NEW - 1 hour 10 minutes
Video Mark Collett and James Allsup – Patriotic Weekly Review – 2 hours 5 minutes

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Saturday November 02

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12pm EDT/4pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks  - The Daily Nationalist: Consequences – DN 102819 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 233 - Why Tolerance is the Toxic Trait – 2 hours 10 minutes

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2.50pm EDT/6.50pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks  and Max Musson– Aryan Britannia: Scouting for Grownups – AB 102719 – 1 hour
Video Mark Collett and Syrian Girl - Patriotic Weekly Review – 2 hours 5 minutes

Saturday November 02

Part 1
6pm EDT/10pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Mr I - The Daily Nationalist: Mr I Talks About Mosley and the BUF – DN 102919 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 234 - The Conquered Germans – 1 hour 50 minutes

Part 2
8.30pm EDT/12.30am GMT
Download Grandpa LampshadeChurch of the Lampshade: Weaponised Women – GL 102919 -  1 hour 20 minutes
Video Morgoth, Keith Woods and Nick Lawrie - Saturday Night With Morgoth and Friends – 2 hours 5 minutes

Sunday November 03

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12am EDT/4am GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Carolyn Yeager - The Daily Nationalist: Merkel’s CDU Crushed by the AFD – DN 103019 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 235 - Five Year Anniversary – 2 hours 15 minutes

Part 2
2.50am EDT/6.50am GMT
Download Matt JohnsonThe Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019-  1 hour 5 minutes
Download Sven LongshanksSven Longshanks: Audio Insurgency 77 – AAI 103019 -  1 hour 5 minutes
Download Jared Taylor and Paul Kersey - Radio Renaissance - El Chapito on the Loose Again – 1 hour
Download E Michael Jones – The Religion of Greta Thunberg – 55 minutes (American clock change)

Sunday November 03

Part 1
6am EST/11am GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson - The Daily Nationalist: Nationalist Socialism in Latin America – DN 103119 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 236 - National Socialism Without Hitler – 1 hour
Video Morgoth - Oswald Spengler Vs Star Wars – 25 minutes
Video Mark Collett - Remain Protesters Are Absolute Morons – 10 minutes

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8.20am EST/1.20pm GMT
Download Count of Letis Radio Free Northwest: The Fall of Civilisation – RFN 102619 -  20 minutes
Download Andreas Johansson, Mikael Karlsson and Johan Svensson - Nordic Frontier - Captain Ahab and the New World – 3 hours 20 minutes



Sunday November 03

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12pm EST/5pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Grandpa Lampshade - The Daily Nationalist: Gender Neutral Emojis Fight Period Stigma for Apple - DN 110119  -  45 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 237 - The Cult of the Individual – 1 hour 50 minutes
Download E Michael Jones – A Conversation About Academia – 25 minutes

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3pm EST/8pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Dennis WiseTruth Will Out Radio: Those Damn Nazis! II – TWOR 110119 - 1 hour
Download Tim Kelly and Borzoi Boscovic - Media Power – 2 hours 15 minutes

Sunday November 03

Part 1
6pm EST/11pm GMT
Download Sven Longshanks  - The Daily Nationalist: Consequences – DN 102819 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 233 - Why Tolerance is the Toxic Trait – 2 hours 10 minutes

Part 2
8.50pm EST/1.50am GMT
Download Sven Longshanks  and Max Musson– Aryan Britannia: Scouting for Grownups – AB 102719 – 1 hour
Video Mark Collett and Syrian Girl - Patriotic Weekly Review – 2 hours 5 minutes

Monday November 04

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12am EST/5am GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Mr I - The Daily Nationalist: Mr I Talks About Mosley and the BUF – DN 102919 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 234 - The Conquered Germans – 1 hour 50 minutes

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2.30am EST/7.30am GMT
Download Grandpa LampshadeChurch of the Lampshade: Weaponised Women – GL 102919 -  1 hour 20 minutes
Video Morgoth, Keith Woods and Nick Lawrie - Saturday Night With Morgoth and Friends – 2 hours 5 minutes

Monday November 04

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6am EST/11am GMT
Download Sven Longshanks and Carolyn Yeager - The Daily Nationalist: Merkel’s CDU Crushed by the AFD – DN 103019 - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 235 - Five Year Anniversary – 2 hours 15 minutes
Download Matt JohnsonThe Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019-  1 hour 5 minutes

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Truth Will Out Radio: Those Damn Nazis! II – TWOR 110119

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Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise continue their discussion around Goebbel’s book, this week looking at the socialism aspect of National Socialism.

Socialism can only work within the context of the ethnic nation. It is also necessary in order to preserve the nation.

One class exploiting another class, would not be possible if a sense of ethnic kinship was promoted and understood.

The labouring class is just as important as the intellectual class and as members of the same ethnic nation, both should be benefitting from each other’s skill set.

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Truth Will Out Radio: Those Damn Nazis! II – TWOR 110119




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The Daily Nationalist: Gender Neutral Emojis Fight Period Stigma for Apple - DN 110119

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Sven Longshanks and Grandpa Lampshade celebrate the introduction of politically correct emoji to the latest Apple software updates.

As well as new race-mixing emoji for fans of genetically modified genocide, Apple have also introduced various disabled emoji to remind maimed users of the loss of their limbs.

Those who have mutilated their genitals now have new gender neutral emoji too, but Apple still felt they could push the envelope that little bit further.

With a link already there between sanitary products and the i-Pad, they just had to introduce a menstrual blood emoji to the party.

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The Daily Nationalist: Gender Neutral Emojis Fight Period Stigma for Apple - DN 110119




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Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks and Grandpa Lampshade - The Daily Nationalist - NEW - 30 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 237 - The Cult of the Individual – 1 hour 50 minutes
Download E Michael Jones – A Conversation About Academia – 25 minutes

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Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks and Dennis Wise – Truth Will Out Radio - LIVE - 1 hour
Download Tim Kelly and Borzoi Boscovic - Media Power – 2 hours 

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Radio Free Northwest: The Fall of Civilisation – RFN 102619

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In this episode, The Count of Letis talks about the rise of the New World Order.

What is in store for us and how we can overcome the fall of our civilization and rise from its ashes.

The Count of Letis also talks about how we can come together in the PNW as a new nation and regain the upper hand in the struggle for survival.

Included are two music breaks. These are Christian and Pagan folk songs.

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Radio Free Northwest: The Fall of Civilisation – RFN 102619




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The Daily Nationalist: Nationalist Socialism in Latin America – DN 103119

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Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson joins Sven Longshanks for a discussion on the unrest taking place in Latin America.

The Left have been quick to portray this within a Left/Right dichotomy where the capitalists and neo-liberals are ‘the far right’.

However these new socialists have policies based on ethnicity, rather than on the international working class.

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The Daily Nationalist: Nationalist Socialism in Latin America – DN 103119




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12pm EST/4pm GMT
Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks and Matt Johnson - The Daily Nationalist - NEW - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 236 - National Socialism Without Hitler – 1 hour
Video Morgoth - Oswald Spengler Vs Star Wars – 25 minutes
Video Mark Collett - Remain Protesters Are Absolute Morons – 10 minutes

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Radio Aryan Count of Letis – Radio Free Northwest – NEW -  20 minutes
Download Andreas Johansson, Mikael Karlsson and Johan Svensson - Nordic Frontier - Captain Ahab and the New World – 3 hours 20 minutes

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Sven Longshanks: Audio Insurgency 77 – AAI 103019

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Ten new tunes tonight from all over the White world covering the whole spectrum of music from neo-classical to epic black metal, with synthwave, EBM, RAC, hardcore and identity rock in between.

Synthwave Redneck opens the show with a slow-tempo piano-led classical piece accompanied by strings, followed by the staccato drumming of Amalec and a harsher sound than we are used to from them.

Twenty One is surfing the dreamwave once again with his signature sounds and HeartBeat Hero is going for a darker feel than was apparent on his Matrix-themed album.

Iron Court is back with a techno-influenced industrial remix and Werksfront add guitars and vocals to the EBM beats for their offering.

Nezhegol take us back to the eighties for some Joy Division influenced new wave before we are back into the industrial genre with Brazil’s Guerreiros Paulistas.

Jack Hwite has guitars and drums added next for a ForNull remix which really compliments Jack’s cowpunk style.

Old favourites The Decency make their return with a cheerful cover version highlighting their pop influences, before the epic orchestral sweeps of Uberfolk take over showcasing their musical versatility.

Thrima step on the distortion pedal for an RAC supergroup blast with guest vocalists and Phonix add a funky undercurrent to the power chords in their number.

Russian band Krumkac blast through the aether with brutal guitars and female chanting over frantic riffing for an epic excursion into black metal territory, before we reach our final destination in Elessar’s laid back acoustic finger plucking.

Synthwave Redneck, Amalec, HeartBeatHero, Iron Court & The Decency are at Soundcloud
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Uberfolk are on Youtube
Krumkac are at VK


00:23 Synthwave Redneck – Echoes - NEW
07:40 Amalec - Our Soil - NEW
10:14 Twenty-One – Astray - NEW
13:59 HeartBeatHero - The Hero of Neon City - NEW
17:37 Sydney Valette - Moya Cectra (Iron Court Remix) - NEW
22:10 Werksfront – Abfahn
26:09 Nezhegol - Искатели
29:22 Guerreiros Paulistas - Hino do PRP
32:27 ForNull & Jack Hwite - Western Apocalypse Now - NEW
35:47 The Decency - Real Hero - NEW
39:27 Uberfolk - While Rome Still Lives - NEW
43:39 Thrima - Pro Nation (Mit H8machine Und Old Firm)
48:18 Phonix -  Lionheart
52:17 Krumkac - Nas Sliach - NEW
04:28 Elessar - Time Reflection – NEW

Presented by Sven Longshanks

Sven Longshanks: Audio Insurgency 77 – AAI 103019




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The Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019

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Dr Matthew Raphael Johnson takes a look at Ukrainian folk poetry and how it reflects the General Will of their nation.

The Brotherhood of Sts Cyril and Methodius was a Ukrainian ethno-religious organization that lasted only 18 months. Yet, it contained the work of two towering intellects of Slavic national thinking: Mykailo Kostamarov and Mikhail Drahomanov. While obscure today, their work is the foundation for the Slavic ethno-federalism that became the hallmark of both Ukrainian and Russian Slavophilism.

Kostamarov, a former serf like Shevchenko, saw Ukraine as the symbol of the world's underclass. Misunderstood and oppressed, with co-opted elites, they became an isolated and suffering agrarian class easy to demonize, mock and ultimately, eliminate. The familiar claim in the early 19th century that Ukrainian was a “peasant language” meant that it was a language for the ignorant, not for the westernizing new men of St. Petersburg. Such slogans were designed to justify the continuing exploitation of Ukraine both as a land and a people. Throughout the world, the self-serving belief that the agricultural classes are simpletons and ignorant exists primarily to justify their continual exploitation by the urban elites.

Among Ukrainian writers, Kostamarov is one of the rare specimens who justified Russian intervention in Ukrainian affairs after the Cossack revolts against the Jewish-Polish alliance in 1648. Given the failures of all the other options, going to Russia wasn't such a bad idea. This proves that so much in Ukrainian thinking wasn't anti-Russian.

Kostomarov's ethnic populism, like Drahomanov's, was based around the significance of folk ideas in developing the General Will. With some exaggeration, it might be argued that the entire concept of Sobornapravna is about the folk, expressing itself over the centuries in popular ballads, art and poetry, formalized into a “political program” through the General Will (to use Rousseau's term).

In other words, that the General Will is best understood by looking at the basic structure of folk poetry as it developed over the years. It became, so to speak, the public persona of the Ukrainian peasant and Ukraine's great contribution to nationalist thought. In these poems, Russia is almost never attacked. Rather, the Turks and Jews are singled out for contempt. Kostamarov and the rest of the Brotherhood doesn't deserve their obscurity.

Presented by Matt Johnson


The Orthodox Nationalist: Mykailo Kostamarov and the Ukrainian Philosophy of History – TON 103019





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The Daily Nationalist: Merkel’s CDU Crushed by the AFD – DN 103019

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Carolyn Yeager talks to Sven Longshanks about the good news from Thuringia, where the AFD overtook Merkel’s CDU to take second place in the recent elections.

Despite all the media attacks on Bjorne Hocke and even references to Hitler, the Thuringians voted for him in droves, increasing their share by 12%.

The communist party came first, but they do not have enough for a majority.

Could this mean the CDU has to finally admit defeat and go into coalition with the AFD?

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The Daily Nationalist: Merkel’s CDU Crushed by the AFD – DN 103019




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12pm EST/4pm GMT
Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks and Carolyn Yeager - The Daily Nationalist - NEW - 35 minutes
Download Carolyn Yeager - Heretic's Hour 235 - Five Year Anniversary – 2 hours 15 minutes

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2.50pm EST/6.50pm GMT
Radio Aryan Matt Johnson – The Orthodox Nationalist -  NEW -  1 hour 5 minutes
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Radio Aryan Sven Longshanks – Aryan Audio Insurgency - NEW -  1 hour 5 minutes
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Church of the Lampshade: Weaponised Women – GL 102919

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Grandpa Lampshade looks at the reasons why women are held to a higher standard than men before discussing adverts selling miscegenation to the population.

The Church of the Lampshade returns in full force this week to not only focus the light of truth on the lies that surround us, but also challenge your own views, as Grandpa Lampshade sits down to discuss many timely subjects of the day as well as a Christian message to free Christianity from the grasp of the modern cuck church.

This week’s discussion centers on women, one of the key groups in society that have been weaponized. The enemies of the natural order will always dress their message of lies up to look like the truth. In the case of women, the message is that holding them to a higher standard when it comes to things such as how many partners they choose to have is oppression and unfair. However what this really says is that women are traditionally seen as being of of higher value to society than men.

In the Christian specific message this week, Grandpa Lampshade will discuss the three basic categories in which he tends to place people: friends, enemies and NPC’s. These categories are not necessarily a permanent status and people can move in and out of these categories depending on their actions. This will be highlighted using relevant scripture to illustrate how Jesus too would categorize people in a similar manner.

This show strives to do things that other shows do not. Whether you are a Christian believer or not, you are bound to find something enlightening when you tune in for The Church of the Lampshade.

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The Daily Nationalist: Mr I Talks About Mosley and the BUF – DN 102919

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Nationalist elder Mr I talks to Sven Longshanks about what led Mosley to form the British Union of Fascists and the sort of people who joined.

Sir Oswald Mosley was a patriot who fought in the first world war and because of this, he wanted to avoid a second one.

The BUF was led by patriotic aristocrats, but followed by the working classes, with so much public support they sold out the Olympia.

Once Churchill was installed as Prime Minister he not only deprived the British public of an election where they could have elected Mosley, but he went on to jail his political opposition and even called them traitors.

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The Daily Nationalist: Mr I Talks About Mosley and the BUF – DN 102919




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Aryan Britannia: Scouting for Grownups – AB 102719

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Sven Longshanks and Max Musson discuss the Brexit impasse and the thirty nine dead Asians found in a lorry, before continuing the Greatest Britons series with a look at First Baron Baden Powell.

It doesn’t look like we will be leaving the EU by November, but we may have a general election by Christmas if Corbyn can be shamed into agreeing to one.

The dead Chinese present a bit of a mystery, who would be daft enough to get into an airtight fridge and why was the driver charged with murder at first and not manslaughter?

First Baron Baden Powell is the Chief Scout of boy scouting. He led an exciting life fighting African savages before teaching young men the importance of character and self discipline, as is befitting for the descendants of empire builders.

Nationalism is in many ways, just scouting for grownups.

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Max Musson


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UNPACKED – What makes Jewish food Jewish?

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UNPACKED – What makes Jewish food Jewish? Talking about Jewish food is both mouth-wateringly delicious and just a little complicated. The reason? The definition of a “Jewish” food differs on where you come from. While Ashkenzim (Jews from Eastern Europe) might get all verklempt (overcome) at the sight of a plate of gefilte fish and […]
          

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct 27-Nov.3, 2019

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Freddie Mercury: John Deacon had SPECIAL 'hidden' role in Queen 'when we faced RUIN'

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FREDDIE MERCURY revealed the incredible role John Deacon played behind the scenes which was vital to the band when they faced ruin.
          

George Michael new music: LISTEN to late singer’s UNHEARD single here

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GEORGE MICHAEL’s unheard new single This is How has been released today, before featuring in the Last Christmas movie.
          

Freddie Mercury: 'Sex happens in dark corners' Queen star's pal talks BANNED music video

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FREDDIE MERCURY’S close friend and live-in assistant Peter Freestone has revealed all about the Queen icon’s previously banned music video for Living On My Own.
          

Xerox Is Trying to Buy HP - DTH

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Uber Eats launching ad platform for restaurants, new multiplayer AR features come to Pokemon Go, Facebook says app developers had improper access to Groups member data.

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11-6 Pelicans Primer

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Cam Jordan on The Saints Hour

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Cam Jordan joins the show to talk with Bobby & Kristian about The Saints


          

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David Archer stops by to talk with Bobby & Kristian about The Falcons


          

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Die SRG verlagert 30 bis 70 Radio-Stellen von Bern nach Zürich

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Retirement and the Single Woman

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Women find themselves living alone during retirement in greater numbers than their male counterparts. Researchers say forty percent of female retirees are single, compared with thirty to thirty-five percent for men. That gap continues to widen as the age of the retiree increases.


What is behind so many women entering retirement alone?

There are a variety of reasons, some new and some old.

  • Women live longer than men. That’s nothing new. While the disparity seems to be tightening, females still live longer. Women live to an average age of 81.1 versus 76.1 for men.
  • More women are opting not to get married. Women who fall into the mid-baby boomer category spent only an average of fifty-two percent of their adult years in a marriage. That number includes those who never married.
  • The trend of gray divorce is also contributing to more single women of retirement age. Where older women often remained in even the most unhappy marriage, their younger counterparts are not. In fact, researchers say today’s seniors are divorcing at twice the rate of previous generations.

What are the ramifications of facing retirement alone when you are a single female?

Single men and single women share some concerns, such as living in a secure environment and finding support with personal needs as they age. What’s different is the financial outlook. Retirement can be more of a financial challenge for senior women.

Finances and the Single Retiree

Here are a few factors women should keep in mind when planning a financially secure retirement:

  • Since women live longer, they’ll need to save more money. This can be especially challenging since men continue to outearn women. In 2019, women earn only seventy-nine cents for every dollar a man does.
  • Women will also spend more on health care during retirement than their male counterparts. Research shows that number can be as much as $235,000.
  • A single female who never married or never had children may also lack the support network to assist her as she grows older. It may be necessary to pay for transportation services, lawn care, housekeeping, and more. In many cases, it may be more cost-effective to move to independent living where services and support are provided.

Financing Senior Living

If you are a single senior exploring options for retirement living, how to finance it may be a leading concern. We encourage you to visit and review Affording Senior Living: Financial Options. You’ll find ideas for paying for senior living that range from veterans benefits to bridge loans.



          

Niecodzienna sytuacja w studio „Jedziemy”. Jarosław Jakimowicz podziękował Antoniemu Macierewiczowi

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Attacks on German firms caused EUR 102 bln damage for the economy - Bitkom

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Polish State Secretary at Ministry of Digitalisation resigns - report

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Sharp picks Axiros Open Device Management platform

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Extreme Networks names Doolittle as SVP of Americas Sales

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M:tel net profit lifts 43% for 9-mths

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OTE ordered to pay EUR 3.4 mln to Thessaloniki over phone booths

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Huawei says no direct talks yet with US company to license 5G tech

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Entel revenues up 3% in Q3 on Peru customer boost, posts net loss

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TIM Brasil grows revenues 2%, EBITDA 7% in Q3

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Telia Norway merges consumer home and mobile divisions, sets up two new arms

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Kyrgyzstan telecom market grows in Q3

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Oooredoo Oman ties up with WJ Towell to connect Souq Al Madina

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Liberty Global report says gigabit internet could change how we interact, work and improve healthcare, climate

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Broadcom expands collaboration with Infosys

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8x8 announces partnership with UK-based MLL Telecom

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UK regulator Ofcom appoints interim Chief Executive

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Cisco expands Meraki range, offers new incentives for partners

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Department of Health & Human Services picks AT&T for network modernisation, wireless FirstNet access

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Liberty Latin America revenues flat in Q3, completes sale of CWC Seychelles

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Telkom warns of 40% slump in H1 earnings

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Revisiting the Paris Apartment of Gilles & Boissier

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Décor Inspiration: Revisiting the Paris Apartment of Gilles & Boissier

WE FIRST FEATURED the home of husband and wife design duo Dorothée Boissier and Patrick Gilles way back in November 2013, but have just stumble upon new-to-us (and more casual) photos of their newly renovated Paris apartment and couldn't resist revisiting this beautiful space once again.

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News 11.04.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

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The letter was written on thin, pale blue paper. The handwriting was neat and rounded. My brand-new German pen friend, Hanna, introduced herself in excellent English. Our schools had decided that Hanna and I would be a good fit as pen pals because we were both, not to put too fine a point on it, swots.

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Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

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JUST FINISHED reading Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow and it was so, so good. If you're looking for a work of non-fiction that reads like a fast-paced spy thriller, then you will love it.

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Playlist 11.03.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

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When two concepts contrast each other yet are immersed and presented together, we call it juxtaposition. When it happens in music, it’s hit or miss. But when Teenage Priest does it, it’s art. Today, the up-and-coming artist provides evidence to that notion in his latest single, “Distant Crush.”

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The Beautiful English Countryside

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Weekday Wanderlust: The Beautiful English Countryside

MORE BEAUTIFUL English countryside inspiration for the weekend, from grand castles to cosy thatched roof cottages, from Dorset to Devon, the Lake District to Cambridgeshire, a story in photos of some of the most beautiful places in Britain...

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News 11.01.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

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The river had cut into the plateau, or else the plateau had risen around the river. No one could say for sure in 1938. But what did it matter how it formed? It was there, this sunset-hued cleft of stone in the high country of Arizona. A warning. A challenge.

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New Releases – November 4 to November 10, 2019

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Here is the list of new releases for November 4 to November 10! Tasha Alexander: Upon the Midnight Clear (This will be a short Christmas story in the Lady Emily Mystery Series.) Tessa Arlen: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (This will be the 1st in the NEW Woman of WWII Mystery Series.) Terri Blackstock: Smoke Screen (This will be a […]

          

December 2019 Mystery Book New Releases

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Normally I would make my first post of the month the upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movies coming up, but this month will just be Christmas movies on Hallmark… so if you want to check those out, be sure to look at the post I wrote about them last month! So, instead, here’s our preview […]

          

PR: AXS TV & Fight Network Partner with Combate Americas #MMA (@AXSTV_PR @FightNet @anthementgroup)

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AXS TV & Fight Network Partner with Combate Americas to Become the Exclusive English-Language North American Broadcast Partner to the World's Premier Hispanic MMA Franchise in 2020


          

Editorial: Vince Sells Out His Roster For Saudi Blood Money

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Editorial: Vince Sells Out His Roster For Saudi Blood Money

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 will be a day that Vince McMahon should not want to have happened.


          

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Xavier Cole takes Cock in Ass for the First Time!

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Calhoun Sawyer Solo

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Reno Gold looking extra peachy

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Some tasteful Raymon Fist nudes by Wong Sim | \AS

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Lucas is back for another cum squirting hand job!

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Marco gives Charles his first dude blow job

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Corporal Aamon beats his big uncut dick

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Nils Fucks Paul Cassidy

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Noah Petersson Solo

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Paul Cassidy Fucks Nils

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Xavier Cole & Scott Finn

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ADDICTED – The Secret campaign featuring BelAmi

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Charlie Roberts

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Maxs Souza

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Recipe For Love — Jeroen bones Niko’s bubble bu

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thumb“The image of the life at BelAmi as nothing but a smorgesboard of boys, lounginmg around, having fun and making love is at times an illusion, and other times, like this, is pretty much bang on the mark. Today we have handsome Niko Vangelis being pampered to a healthy breakfast and even healthier serving of Jeroen Mondrian to start the day. Both guys here are built for love and share an un

          

California probing Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

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California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners. Zachary Goelman reports.

          

Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied'

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The prosecution in the trial of Roger Stone on Wednesday painted President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser as a liar in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe that detailed Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

          

Stocks need a new catalyst to rally - Ladenburg Thalman CEO

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With corporate profits in decline, economic fears easing and the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war still looming, Ladenburg Thalman Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato says he's neutral on stocks until there is a new catalyst to drive action. Conway G. Gittens reports.

          

UK PM's election campaign gets off to rocky start

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Boris Johnson launched his election campaign focused on Brexit, but a minister's resignation, a lawmaker's insensitive remarks about the Grenfell fire and a fake news embarrassment made for a rocky start. Lucy Fielder reports.

          

Turkey captures Baghdadi's wife in Syria

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Turkey has captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former Islamic State leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. Emily Wither reports.

          

Boeing to invest $1 billion in safety drive - sources

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Boeing is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar with the matter said. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

          

Breakingviews TV: Walgreens LBO

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A suggestion of taking the pharmacy chain private, reported by Reuters, could produce a record $87 billion deal – a major stretch even for today’s capital-rich buyout firms. Still, boss Stefano Pessina has pulled off audacious financial feats before. Robert Cyran explains.

          

Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff

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Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that open hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent will testify on Nov. 13, while former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will appear on Nov. 15.

          

Escape Soviet East Berlin in VR

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A new YouTube show and virtual reality experience transports people to the streets of Berlin to relive the sudden construction of the hated wall in 1961 and its toppling 30 years ago this week. Francesca Lynagh reports.

          

IMF cuts euro zone forecasts, as Germany slows

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Growth in the euro zone and its biggest economy, Germany, is set to slow more than expected, according to the IMF. David Pollard reports.

          

In South Africa, Sistaaz are doing trans rights for themselves

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From a network of blankets strung together under a bridge in Cape Town, a group of homeless, transgender sex workers are fighting for equality. Lucy Fielder reports.

          

Russia begins release of remaining captive whales

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An operation to release the remaining group of 50 beluga whales whose detention in Russia's Far East has caused an international outcry began on Tuesday.

          

Why Adidas might blame Kanye West for a stumble

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Adidas' sales growth has slowed, and the German sportswear giant says one reason is a weaker performance by Yeezy shoes designed for it by Kanye West. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

Doubts and death in Darfur, as PM promises brighter future

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has visited Darfur, promising to settle a near 17-year-old conflict. But displaced people in the war-torn region says they've heard it all before. David Doyle reports.

          

Abandoned puppy revealed to be endangered dingo

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A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the garden of an Australian east coast home is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

Back us and 'leave the EU as one UK': Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a Dec. 12 election or face the "horror show" of two referendums next year if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was elected.

          

Tourists stabbed in Jordanian city near Roman ruins

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Jordan's minister of health said three Mexicans and one Swiss tourist were wounded along with four Jordanians when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jersah city, a major tourist destination near ancient Roman ruins. Emily Spychal reports.

          

Tension at Norway's icy border with Russia as military presence increases

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Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines in camouflaged combat jackets and white trousers train in the ice and snow as they learn how to fight in the freezing cold. A few hundred kilometres away, Russia is modernising its forces on the Kola Peninsula. Francesca Lynagh reports.

          

Inside Nigeria's reformatory schools

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Several raids of Islamic reformatory schools in northern Nigeria have revealed the horrific abuse being suffered by students at some institutions in northern Nigeria. Lauren Anthony reports.

          

15 dead in southern Thailand's worst attack in years

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Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand's Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people, including a police officer and many village defense volunteers, security officials said on Wednesday. Lauren Anthony reports.

          

Earnings, data fail to lift share-market mood

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European shares took a breather on Wednesday after closing at a four-year peak in the previous session, as a mixed bag of earnings reports and weak services sector data from the euro zone weighed on sentiment. David Pollard reports.

          

SoftBank's Son humbled by WeWork debacle

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SoftBank plunged to its first quarterly loss in 14 years Wednesday after valuations tumbled for some of its top tech bets, not least WeWork. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

Scarlett Johansson talks Oscar buzz at 'Marriage Story' premiere in Los Angeles

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Stars brought Hollywood glamour to the Los Angeles premiere of "Marriage Story", an emotional tale of a relationship falling apart.

          

Live fire used to disperse Baghdad protesters

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Iraqi security forces opened fire on Wednesday to disperse protesters gathered on a bridge in central Baghdad, shooting live bullets in the air, a Reuters witness said. There appeared to be no casualties.

          

Could this watch help us beat smartphone addiction?

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Meet the Indonesian university students helping to beat smartphone addiction - with a watch. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

Street beats: the ball that holds a digital drum kit

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Two London entrepreneurs have created a music-making bouncy ball they say is like "a drum machine crammed in a ball".

          

Late pop star George Michael back in the spotlight with new song

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"Last Christmas", an upcoming romantic comedy, was inspired by British singer George Michael's solo songs and hits from his Wham! days and features a new track he recorded in his last studio sessions before his 2016 death. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

The World in Pictures

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Some of the best images of the day taken by Reuters photographers across the globe and selected by our editors.

          

Mexico vows justice for U.S. family

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Mexico's foreign minister has said the country is seeking justice for the nine American women and children killed in an ambush. Michelle Hennessy reports.

          

Republican Reeves scores victory in Mississippi

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves has defeated Democratic candidate Jim Hood in a Tuesday (October 5) race for the state governor's seat.

          

Alphabet's board opens investigation into behavior of executives

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The board of Alphabet Inc. has opened an investigation into charges of sexual harassment and misconduct by its executives, including Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, according to a CNBC report. Alphabet confirmed the news in a statement to MarketWatch. "As has already been confirmed in public court filings, in early 2019, Alphabet's Board of Directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct," an Alphabet spokesperson said. Shares of Alphabet are up 23.5% this year. The S&P 500 index is up 23% this year.

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Cannabis real estate company's revenues rise more than 200%, stock gains 5%

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Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. shares rose nearly 5% in the extended session Wednesday after the cannabis real estate investment company reported profits of $6.2 million. Earnings were 55 cents a share, up from 21 cents a share in the year-ago period. Revenue rose more than 200% to $11.6 million. Innovative Industrial Properties does not have enough analyst coverage to report reliable consensus estimates. The real estate company's stock has gained 60% this year as the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF has fallen 23%.

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GoDaddy shares jump 10% on big Q3 profit

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GoDaddy Inc. shares surged 10% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the web-hosting company reported third-quarter results that blew past earnings estimates. GoDaddy reported net income of $76.2 million, or 42 cents a share, compared with $13.2 million, or 8 cents, in the year-ago period. Adjusted revenue rose 12% to $760.5 million from $679.5 million a year ago. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company also announced a $500 million share buyback program. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected earnings of 21 cents a share on revenue of $761.4 million. GoDaddy shares are down 4% this year. The S&P 500 index has gained 23% this year.

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U.S. iQiyi stock rises on narrower-than-expected loss

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U.S. shares of iQiyi Inc. rose in the extended session Wednesday after the Chinese online entertainment company reported a narrower-than-expected loss for the quarter. iQiyi ADRs rose 5% after hours, following a 1.9% decline in the regular session to close at $17.46. The company reported a third-quarter loss of $516 million, or 70 cents a share. Revenue rose 7% to $1 billion from the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss of 71 cents on revenue of $1.04 billion. iQiyi expects fourth-quarter revenue of $960 million to $1.02 billion, while analysts had forecast on revenue of $1.01 billion.

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Baidu stock gains 5%, as company beats revenue expectations

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American depositary shares of Baidu Inc. gained more than 4.5% in the extended session Wednesday after the company beat sales expectations. The Chinese tech company reported a third-quarter net loss of RMB6.37billion ($892 million), or $2.57 a share. Adjusted for one-time items, earnings per ADS were $1.76. Baidu said its third-quarter losses include a non-cash impairment of RMB8.9 billion due to change in valuation in equity investments. Revenue rose 3% to RMB28.1 billion ($3.93 billion), compared with the year-earlier period. For the fourth quarter, Baidu said it expects revenue of $3.78 billion to $4.02 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings per ADS of $1.16 on sales of $3.94 billion. For the fourth quarter, analysts expect adjusted earnings of $1.22 per ADS and sales of $3.97 billion. Baidu shares have fallen 32% this year, as the S&P 500 index has gained 23%.

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HP confirms Xerox takeover talks

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HP Inc. confirmed late Wednesday it received a proposal from Xerox Holdings Corp. on Tuesday. That was the most recent of the several "conversations" with Xerox "about a potential business combination," HP said in a statement. "We have considered, among other things, what would be required to merit a transaction," it said. The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Xerox was mulling over a potential buyout bid for HP that would be below $23 a share. HP shares gained 1.1% in the extended session Wednesday, while shares of Xerox were flat. The stocks gained 6.4% and 3.6% in the regular trading day.

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Forescout Technologies stock drops as results, outlook miss Street view

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Forescout Technologies Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the cybersecurity company's outlook and results missed Wall Street estimates. Forescout shares fell 4% after hours, following a 1.6% drop in the regular session to close at $29.44. Forescout expects an adjusted fourth-quarter loss of 8 cents to 6 cents a share on revenue of $93.5 million to $96.5 million, while analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $109.5 million. The company reported a third-quarter loss of $33.5 million, or 72 cents a share, compared with a loss of $8.3 million, or 20 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The adjusted loss was 2 cents a share. Revenue rose to $91.6 million from $85.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had forecast a loss of a penny on revenue of $94.3 million. "Our third quarter 2019 results were impacted by extended sales cycles, with the resulting revenue shortfall most pronounced in EMEA," said Michael DeCesare, Forescout chief executive and president, in a statement. "These results are disappointing to us and we are taking a number of steps to improve things we can control, including sales execution and shaping our revenue model for better predictability."

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Redfin stock rises 5% after Q3 earnings top views

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Redfin Corp. shares rose 5% in the extended session Wednesday after the residential real-estate company reported third-quarter profit and sales above Wall Street expectations. Redfin said it earned $6.8 million, or 7 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $3.5 million, or 4 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2018. Revenue rose 70% to $239 million from $140 million, the company said. Analysts expected GAAP earnings of 4 cents a share on sales of $230 million. Redfin said it expects fourth-quarter revenue between $211 million and $220 million, and a net loss between $12.8 million and $9.5 million for the quarter. The stock had ended the regular trading day down 1.8%.

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E.L.F. Beauty stock soars 7% after raising expectations for fiscal 2020

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E.L.F. Beauty Inc. shares rose more than 7% in the extended session Wednesday after the company raised its guidance for fiscal 2020 and beat earnings expectations. The company reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $6.5 million, or 13 cents a share, compared with $3.9 million, or 8 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for things such as restructuring income and stock-based compensation, earnings were 15 cents a share. Revenue rose to $67.6 million from $63.9 million in the year-ago period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated adjusted earnings of 9 cents a share on revenue of $61.1 million. The cosmetics company raised its fiscal 2020 outlook to adjusted earnings of 44 cents to 48 cents a share on revenue of $265 million to $272 million. E.L.F. Beauty stock has more than doubled this year, with the S&P 500 index rising 23%.

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Carvana stock falls after wider-than-expected quarterly loss

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Shares of Carvana fell nearly 10% in the extended session Wednesday after the online marketplace for used autos posted a wider-than-expected adjusted loss for the third quarter. Carvana said it lost $92.2 million, or 78 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $64 million, or 50 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, including employee bonuses, the company lost 56 cents a share, compared with a loss of 40 cents a share in the third quarter of 2018. Revenue rose 105% to $1.1 billion, from $535 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected an adjusted loss of 39 cents a share on sales of $997 million. Carvana raised its revenue guidance to between $3.85 billion and $3.95 billion for 2019. The stock ended the regular trading day down 3%.

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TripAdvisor shares sink after special dividend, Trip.com joint venture announced

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TripAdvisor Inc. shares fell roughly 4% in the extended session Wednesday after the company announced a joint venture with Trip.com Group Ltd. and a special dividend of $3.50. The online travel company also reported third-quarter net income of $50 million, which amounts to 36 cents a share, versus profits of $69 million, or 49 cents a share in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted for stock-based compensation, among other things, earnings were 58 cents a share. Revenue fell to $428 million from $458 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated adjusted earnings of 69 cents a share on sales of $459 million. TripAdvisor said that it announced a special cash dividend of $3.50 a share, or roughly $490 million in total, and an increase of its stock repurchase amount by $100 million for a total of $250 million. TripAdvisor also said Wednesday that it was entering into a partnership with Trip.com Group subsidiary Ctrip Investment Holding Ltd., that includes a joint venture and Trip.com taking a board seat. Trip.com will also acquire $317.6 million worth of TripAdvisor stock after the deal is approved by regulators. TripAdvisor also said it plans to evaluate its cost structure. TripAdvisor stock has fallen 24% this year, as the S&P 500 index gained 23%.

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Expedia stock drops after disappointing earnings

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Expedia Group Inc. shares fell in the extended session Wednesday after the online travel site's quarterly results missed Wall Street expectations. Expedia shares dropped 7.7 % after hours, following a 0.3% rise in the regular session to close at $135.36. The company reported third-quarter net income of $409 million, or $2.71 a share, compared with $525 million, or $3.43 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were $3.37 a share. Revenue rose to $3.56 billion from $3.28 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $3.79 on revenue of $3.57 billion.

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Fossil stock plunges 28% after surprise quarterly loss

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Shares of Fossil Group Inc. tanked 28% in the extended session Wednesday after the watchmaker swung to a surprise quarterly loss and said its sales fell 11%. Fossil said it lost $26 million, or 51 cents a share, in the third quarter, versus earnings of $5 million, or 10 cents a share, in the third quarter of 2018. Sales declined to $539.5 million from $609 million, mostly on "headwinds" for its wholesale sales in the Americas and Europe, offset by a sales increase in Asia, Fossil said. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected GAAP earnings of 21 cents a share on sales of $558 million. The company guided for a decline in sales between 13% and 11% for 2019, and income before income taxes in a range between $18 million and $34 million for the year. It did not provide EPS guidance. The stock had ended the regular trading day down 2.9%.

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Stocks close mixed as China trade deal looks more shaky

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U.S. stocks were mostly lower at the close of trading Wednesday after news that an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China might be put off until December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down less than a point, less than 0.1%, near 27,492. The S&P 500 added a little more than 2 points, 0.1%, to close near 3,076.72. The Nasdaq was down 24 points, 0.3%, to touch 8,410.6. Shares of WW International Inc., the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, slid after disappointing quarterly results.

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S&P Global revises Tesla debt outlook to positive

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S&P Global Ratings on Wednesday revised its outlook on Tesla Inc. bonds to positive, from negative, pinning it on the Silicon Valley car maker's "recent debt reduction and stronger-than-expected cash flow." The debt ratings agency kept its rating on Tesla debt at B-, about the middle of the pack in junk bonds. "The positive outlook reflects an increased likelihood that Tesla's credit metrics will improve more than our base-case projection because of higher demand and manufacturing-related efficiencies," S&P Global said. Tesla stock added to gains after the news, and was recently trading 2% higher. The shares have lost nearly 3% this year, contrasting with gains of 23% and 18% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Endo CEO to step down when successor is named

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Endo International said this week that Paul Campanelli, president and CEO, will step down when a successor is named. A successor has not yet been appointed. Campanelli, who took over the top job at Endo in 2016, has been named board chairman. "We're going to need somebody that can look across multiple segments and also medical aesthetics," Campanelli told investors on Tuesday. Endo's stock is down $43.15 year-to-date, while the S&P 500 has climbed about 23%.

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Strava Redesigns Data Product for the Government Layperson

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In 2014, the Oregon Department of Transportation became one of the earliest government agencies to use data from an exercise app called Strava to get a better picture of where and when people were running and cycling in the state.

But it wasn’t presented with the kind of slick, intuitive interface that makes software accessible to the average employee. In fact, it required such a close familiarity with data work that the team that bought access to the data brought in Alex Bettinardi from the DOT planning section to help make heads and tails of it.

“That was one of the big lessons learned … if we were to do another purchase like this, we have to think about what’s the program look, what are the resources needed to utilize this?” Bettinardi said.

Now, Strava has completed a major overhaul of that product in order to help government agencies lacking in data experts to use data that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. The third version of Strava Metro introduces a big dashboard allowing users to grab fast statistics, as well as a map view where one can see the numbers for individual areas.

Such data is useful for a number of purposes — helping planners figure out which areas are in need of new infrastructure, performing before-and-after comparisons or setting transportation policy, for example.

Metro’s interfaces provide several different ways of carving up the data; users can toggle between cycling and jogging, drill down to hourly levels of activity, specify the length of corridor they want to pull data for or see counts for a specific block during a specific timeframe. There are also statistics for locals versus visitors (determined by the primary location of a user’s activity in recent months) and leisure versus commuting (determined by users who tag their activity as a commute, plus some educated guesswork based on things like route selection and repeated use).

The software also gives users an idea of the age breakdown of people using the app.

The reasons for the changes to Metro are twofold. First, giving users more tools to crunch the numbers should make it easier for more governments — and in particular smaller governments that don’t have data or GIS experts on board — to use it. Second, new data privacy rules in California and Europe have changed what the company is and isn’t allowed to share.

“The way that we share data on activities with our Strava members has changed quite significantly, and we’re quite restricted in what we can share at this point,” said Rodrigo Davies, senior project manager for Strava Metro. “So in order to help planners get insights, it has become much more useful for us to do the analysis and processing on our side.”

For users who want to work directly with the data, Metro has buttons to save views and download data.

Such software, which pairs aggregated, anonymized data directly from people on the street and then gives users the ability to manipulate it, is becoming more common in government. StreetLight Data, Remix and Replica all offer governments data on demand, as opposed to traditional methods of manually counting bicycles, cars, pedestrians and any number of emerging micromobility options.

“In general there’s not a whole lot of information on the shelf,” Bettinardi said. “If you had a project and you were interested in bike information, we have it set up where you can request counts in that area for specific times.”

There are inherent limits to Strava’s data, the largest being that it is not a complete picture of all cyclists and joggers in a given area at a given time — it’s only the people who use Strava.

Davies said that researchers have looked into the data, and often the difference between the Metro sample and the general population isn’t huge.

“They found a very robust correlation between them,” he said.

Still, the company is working to improve its data and make sure that it isn’t too biased in any direction. By comparing Metro’s sample with a city’s own counts, Strava can adjust the numbers closer to the overall population.

There are times when doing so might not be feasible, like when a city doesn’t have counts or there isn’t a large number of people using Strava in an area. In those cases, Davies said, the company aims for transparency about what it has and what it doesn’t have. But just because there isn’t a lot of information for an area doesn’t mean the data is useless.

“Having something to work with can actually be really valuable as opposed to having nothing or next to nothing,” he said.

The company has worked with about 300 government agencies to date, Davies said. About two-thirds of them are in the U.S., ranging from state transportation agencies to smaller cities.


          

Looking to Its Future, Wyoming Is Optimizing Legacy Systems

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The Revenue Information System (RIS) in Wyoming is an important one, containing as it does data related to drivers' licenses, vehicle registrations, voter registrations and state service applications. 

This is valuable information related to citizens, and so it makes RIS an important system for the state. RIS also operates on COBOL. COBOL is a green-screen operating system, and when Googled, it returns this as the top question, “Does anyone still use COBOL?” It is, simply put, a programming language that these days is widely found at use in legacy systems, legacy systems like RIS.

Replacing or modernizing legacy systems like RIS is a recurring challenge for state government, especially as original designers and long-time users of the systems retire. New hires are no longer trained to use systems like COBOL, and so situations develop in which few people within agencies have extensive knowledge of the systems’ complexities. 

Wyoming CIO Gordon Knopp is well aware of this, and he said in a recent conversation with Government Technology that a replacement for RIS is overdue, a replacement that can communicate more effectively with other modern applications being used by the state. 

“People know that they type in these three pieces of data and out comes something else, but they don’t really know the programming behind it that makes that happen,” Knopp told Government Technology. “It’s a system that was built by a very talented group of people over time and then as we’ve lost those people we’ve not been able to backfill, for whatever the reason might be, and we’re now in sort of a pinch as this system is on deprecated equipment.”

Outright replacing RIS is not an option, at least not yet, given that the state Legislature hasn’t approved funding for a new or updated version. So, as is the case in many states, Wyoming must work within its means to do what it can. 

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), which is the agency responsible for the operating system, has been working with the Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) to evaluate the state’s dependency on legacy systems, as well as to deploy temporary fixes and avenues to replace the RIS. WYDOT and ETS began a joint review of legacy systems after the agencies presented RIS replacement options to the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Interim Committee in May.

WYDOT Support Services Administrator Taylor Rossetti said at the presentation that evidence at the time strongly supported a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, which would cost about $68 million to install and train staff over 10 years.

“From my standpoint, I don’t know that we’re trying to necessarily limit that discussion at this point in time,” Rossetti said. “What I think we’re looking at is what’s going on with vehicle registration, drivers' licenses and other overall licensing systems in other states to try to figure out what it is we are or aren’t doing in Wyoming that maybe we could.”

With outright replacing RIS limited, the state got to work optimizing the system it had. First, they enlisted the help of Virginia-based Mathtech Inc. to evaluate the operating system by identifying redundancies and optimizing workflows. Second, WYDOT and ETS moved the RIS from state-owned hardware to a mainframe-as-a-service provided by IBM.

“Right now, what they’re doing is they are creating data maps, data process maps and workflow maps that are associated with the RIS,” Knopp said. “We need to understand all the ins and outs of how that system operates in order to figure out how to improve it or if we’re just going to flat out replace it. That’s what is in play right now.”

Knopp said Mathtech has allowed ETS staff to work alongside the vendor’s employees to document the intricacies of the RIS and to reduce the state’s dependency on contractors in the future. An improved understanding of the system will help his department provide better IT services and recommendations to other departments.

Knowledge gleaned from Mathtech, however, won’t cut Wyoming off entirely from vendor solutions, Knopp said. If his staff encounter a complex problem, then ETS would seek out the company for assistance.

“I think that’s a better use of the taxpayer dollar so that we don’t have to rely all the time on a third-party vendor, that we have some of that in-house expertise not just for any potential data upgrades, but just to make us a better service agency to those other agencies,” Knopp said. “It just makes good sense to do that. That’s something that I’m proud of that Mathtech is allowing us to sit shoulder to shoulder with them.”

Knopp said the decision to rid the state of failing hardware was underway when came onboard as the state’s CIO in March. He said Wyoming officials were faced with either a mainframe move or a significant investment in hardware, and that the IBM mainframe-as-a-service satisfies privacy and regulatory requirements while stabilizing the RIS. Mathtech will discern how much time the move will buy the state before modernization becomes an absolute necessity.

Troy Babbitt, an emergency communications program manager with WYDOT, said his department must ensure that a potential software update doesn’t jeopardize the legacy systems and the information contained therein.

“I don’t believe we’ve settled totally on a COTS solution, that’s obviously one of the solutions that’s out there,” Babbitt said. “I think at this point in time we’re taking into account all options and I think the goal is to gather all those requirements so that we get to a point where an RFP does come back to find out what does come back as one of the best solutions.”

Babbitt said Mathtech’s findings, which should be ready in about a year, will provide WYDOT leaders with more concrete evidence to present to the Legislature.

Ideally, Knopp would like to see a replacement to the RIS that is user friendly, provides online and mobile services, and increases staff productivity.

“So that the agencies who are trying to provide help can focus on human beings helping human beings instead of workflow processes that are antiquated and outdated,” Knopp said. “To me, that’s a long-range vision. I don’t want to say that this is the vision for the state of Wyoming because we don’t know what that costs. We have to be responsible for the state’s resources and come up with the best balance of giving resources and being responsible.”


          

How Transparent Should Government Be After a Cyberattack?

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Atlanta was one of the first major cities hit, waylaid by a costly ransomware attack. As headlines about what happened continued in the months to come, similar incidents besieged other government agencies across the country. There was Baltimore. There was the Colorado Department of Transportation, twice. There were half a dozen small cities in Massachusetts. There was Albany, N.Y.

In the past 18 months or so, cyberattacks on government have accelerated. Experts say this is an evolution wherein bad actors have moved from targeting individuals at random, to going after governments, school districts, companies, and other institutions, which often have more to lose and are thereby more lucrative. Another factor in the recent acceleration is that many of these entities have been traditionally underfunded in the realm of cybersecurity.

As such, public-sector IT leaders have begun to view a successful cyberattack as a matter of when, not if. Essentially, regardless of how well-prepared government is, a breach is still coming, and so a larger onus is now being placed on response, specifically on best practices for the aftermath of a cyberattack. Within this conversation, however, a major point of tension has arisen — transparency.

A question local government leaders must grapple with is this: How transparent should government be after a cyberattack? Should they tell citizens everything, or should they downplay incidents altogether, obscuring details under the assumption that any information on their vulnerabilities can and will be used against them?

It’s a complicated debate, and with this wave of cybercrime showing little sign of slowing, finding answers has become imperative.

Being as transparent as possible with citizens has evolved as of late, fueled by technology that enables easier sharing of data as well as more convenient lines of communication between government and the citizens it serves. 

There is, perhaps, a growing expectation that local government should tell residents everything, provided it doesn’t infringe on the privacy of others. But what about emergency situations like cyberattacks?

In March, Albany was hit by a cyberattack on a Saturday. Thanks to an alert about the breach, the city had most major systems up and running again by Monday, except for getting birth, death and marriage certificates. City offices were closed Monday morning, though, as the city worked to ensure a full recovery.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan was open with information throughout, announcing via social media that an attack had occurred the same day she found out. On Sunday, she again took to social media to let residents know city officials had been working to prevent any interruptions in government service. Then on Monday, the city let residents know when it was open again.

It all seems innocent enough, but at a recent breakfast roundtable discussion about cybersecurity and cities, hosted during the CityLab DC summit, Sheehan said not everyone in City Hall agreed with that open approach.

“Our CIO would have preferred saying nothing at all,” Sheehan told a collection of other elected officials and IT leaders, the majority of whom had similar anecdotes to share.

Other CIOs in attendance agreed with the stance, or at least the desire to be able to maintain silence. But Sheehan felt obligated as an elected official to let the public know all that she could about what was happening. Moreover, she said her CIO and the rest of the IT staff had “done a phenomenal job” and she wanted the public to know that as well.

The reason for advocating silence, however, is in part a concern that a larger cybersecurity target will be put on local governments, and that bad actors will see detailed news of a successful defense as a challenge. Another layer is that releasing detailed information will help bad actors find a new vulnerability to exploit. Cyberattacks are, after all, a crime, and so some of the details will always be sensitive.

Brian Nussbaum, who is a fellow with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and an assistant professor of cybersecurity at the University of Albany, said a balance must be struck between giving citizens necessary info and obscuring the scope of defenses and recovery, noting that “it’s possible to describe in general what’s being done without being specific about what’s being done.”

Sometimes, Nussbaum added, public organizations withhold information not in the name of secrecy, but rather because they are still sorting out “second order effects,” which basically means assessing the problem and understanding the damage. For organizations like government or public health systems, which keep private data subject to regulations, this is paramount. 

Nussbaum, however, was optimistic that more answers about transparency after a cyberattack will emerge as this particular challenge matures. As cybersecurity defenses, response plans and general knowledge evolves in the public sector, so too will best practices around what information to share with the public.

This is also far from a new tension within government.

“This is not an unusual problem in the abstract,” Nussbaum said. “Elected officials who are accountable to citizens often have impulses to do things that people in the business line don’t have the same incentives to want to do, because they are not directly talking to the citizens in the same way. I don’t think this is a problem that’s unique to local government cybersecurity, but rather a problem for government writ large.”

Gary Brantley, the Atlanta CIO, continues to oversee that city’s cybersecurity in the wake of its recovery. Also in attendance at CityLab DC, Brantley said his goal is always to share as much information as he can without compromising operations or inciting fear. One thing that gets lost, he added, is just how common failed attacks are.

“These attacks are widely unsuccessful,” Brantley said, “and that’s one thing we don’t talk about.”


          

Philadelphia Restructures Its Innovation and Design Work

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Philadelphia is folding its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) into other departments, with all team members transitioning to new offices by the end of the year, the city announced in a blog post.

There are two offices where the staff and the work done by the ODDT area headed, and those will be the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) and the Office of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). In the blog, officials described the move “as the next step in the evolution” of Philadelphia’s tech and innovation efforts, noting that the goal is to foster greater focus on forward-facing projects such as deploying human-centered design methodologies.

As the blog also noted, Philadelphia is hiring four new employees to support the work, including a UX strategist, a UX designer, and a pair of content strategists. 

This seems to be part of an ongoing effort in Philadelphia to organize and streamline this type of work. In fact, in May, the city’s GIS leader moved into a new dual role that also included responsibilities of the chief data officer. As the blog notes, the open data team “has already joined OIT’s more centralized data team under Chief Geographic Information/Data Officer Henry Garie.”

The hope is that a more unified, collaborative effort will help accelerate open data work in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, others within the ODDT will make the transition at the end of the year, with that group including content strategists, user experience designers and visual designers. The goal for them is to provide a design and experience lens to work being done to maintain and expand the relatively new phila.gov platform, which was launched during the summer of 2018 with a mission of giving citizens a modernized portal through which to interact with local government. OIT Deputy CIO for Innovation Andrew Buss will direct this digital transformation team in the interim.

The developers in ODDT will also join OIT’s software engineering team, which is led by Director of Software Engineering Dan Lopez. Finally, ODDT service designers and design researchers will be forming a new design studio to be led by CAO Director of Strategic Design Liana Dragoman. The idea is that that office will help with cross-agency process improvement work.

City officials are optimistic these changes will help scale work that is already being done, noting in the blog, “Under the leadership of Stephanie Tipton, interim chief administrative officer, and Mark Wheeler, chief information officer, design, development and data now have permanent homes, growing teams, and expanding portfolios in OIT and the CAO.”


          

New Bill Would Require Schools to Monitor Social Media

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newly introduced federal bill seeks to heighten security at American schools by encouraging districts to adopt social media monitoring programs.

The controversial practice, which uses algorithms to crawl and index public profiles of popular sites like Twitter and Facebook, has grown in popularity over the last several years, as administrators look to new and emergent technologies to heighten school safety — and potentially head off the next mass shooting.  

Now the Restoring, Enhancing, Securing, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts Act or RESPONSE Act, introduced by Texas Sen. John Cornyn, advocates for numerous policies aimed at increasing school security, including a "Children's Internet Protection" amendment that encourages districts to invest in programs that detect "online activities of minors who are at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others." Under the bill, almost all federally funded schools would be required to install software of this kind.

The bill comes at a time when schools are already investing more heavily in this technology. Earlier this year, a review by the Brennan Center for Justice of self-reported procurement orders from schools across the country showed that the number of school districts purchasing such software rose from just 6 in 2013 to 63 in 2018. 

Companies like Geo Listening, Varsity Monitor and Snaptrends have all made a name for themselves by offering school administrators the ability to monitor and potentially police signs of violent thoughts and behavior, as well as offensive behavior and language. The net cast can often be wide, like one recently deployed in Juneau, Alaska, that scans for all "mentions of violence, self-harm, drug use, sexual content and cyberbullying" in students' school email accounts. 

The relative affordability of these programs — with a median annual expense of $8,417 — makes them appealing additions to district security systems. 

These businesses take slightly different approaches, depending on their specific security focus. Geo Listening, for instance, is marketed as a straightforward monitoring system that sends administrators daily reports with screenshots of flagged content from the monitored sites. These reports will include the poster's name, the time and location of the posting, and a short commentary of why the post was flagged. Posts are typically "flagged for negative content ... counter to the school code of conduct, evidencing violent threats to other students or the school, cyberbullying, or self-harm," according to a recent study in which the company was profiled.  

Varsity Monitor, meanwhile, is geared specifically toward surveilling student athletes at major universities, for the purposes of making sure the students are compliant with ethics codes. Schools pay upward of $7,000 a year to track "obscenities, offensive commentary or words like 'free,' which could indicate that a player has accepted a gift in violation of N.C.A.A. rules," according to the New York Times

However, while there is a growing demand for these services, researchers are largely split on whether these programs actually prevent violence.  

"Aside from anecdotes promoted by the companies that sell this software, there is no proof that these surveillance tools work," the Brennan Center report concludes, also critiquing the software's propensity for error, and the kinds of misinterpretation that can take place when machines sift through the slang-saturated conversations of teenagers. 

When paired with other forms of surveillance, the software has concerned critics for its broad reach and lack of public oversight.

The Aspen Institute, for instance, recently released a brief report on data collection at school systems in Florida, where the state's Department of Education recently launched a controversial Schools Safety Portal (FSSP). The portal mandates that state schools collect large amounts of student data — a process that is augmented by the deployment of social media monitoring programs.  

The report argues that "preventing school shootings through data is fraught with ethical and technical risks, including a lack of data quality and the potential for biases across multiple levels of predictive algorithms." The report doesn't outright indict the practice itself, arguing instead that policies should be developed to increase process transparency and accountability, while deploying experts to ensure data quality.

The RESPONSE Act has seen significant support among a constellation of mental health and law enforcement organizations. In October, the bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary where it is awaiting further review. 


          

Curbside Car-Charging and More Comes to West Hollywood

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Car-charging may be headed to the curb.

The small city of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the Los Angeles metro area, has installed two multi-purpose devices that combine car-charging, Wi-Fi hubs, environmental sensors, streetlights and more into one “Smart Node.”

“The city is piloting these two nodes for a year to evaluate the technology and determine whether it makes sense to introduce them in other parts of the city,” said Francisco Contreras, acting economic development director for West Hollywood. Contreras has also served as the city’s innovation manager.

The nodes can accommodate small-cell wireless technology, making them ideal for the future rollout of emerging 5G tech. The nodes are provided by the company ENE-HUB, which funds and installs the devices, generating revenue from features provided by poles.

“Customers, including cities and other entities, partner with ENE-HUB to enable features and services that allow revenue to be generated from the infrastructure,” Contreras explained. “Customers sign up to subscription services for the features they would like, and can add, change or delete features in the future as technology evolves.”

A signature feature is the ability to connect an electric car to the charger while parked on the street. In many cities, chargers are installed in facilities like parking lots, garages or other off-street zones. The move is in line with policy positions by many cities to increase charging infrastructure.

“I do think we’re seeing an actual pickup in demand,” said Laura Schewel, CEO of StreetLight Data, remarking on the demand for both electric vehicles and their chargers.

Even if EV numbers are not close to the numbers of gas-powered autos, there are enough of them on the highways for motorists to take note, “and feel that they’re there. They’re not an oddity,” said Schewel in a recent interview with Government Technology to discuss a new planning tool developed by StreetLight Data and Siemens to help cities better plan where to deploy charging infrastructure.

Another feature of the Smart Nodes in West Hollywood is their overall appearance, where they read as attractive street furniture.

“The city is well-known for its attractive urban design and welcoming pedestrian experience,” Contreras said of this city of 34,000 residents living in only two square miles. “Because the city places strong value on urban design, we looked for street lights that are both smart in features and innovative in design, to complement the city’s existing streetscape and enhance the quality of life of our community.”

And also, perhaps because of its small size, West Hollywood has been able to test-drive smart city innovation quickly and effectively, making it a leader in this space.

“We are an ideal dense urban environment in which smart city technologies can test their proof-of-concepts,” said Contreras. “With our pilot projects, we also focus on providing our partners with insights into what works with their products and what needs fine-tuning before they release products or services for a larger market.”

Earlier this year, West Hollywood launched new smart bus shelters, complete with features like USB ports for phone charging, along with other perks such as high-resolution screens displaying transit information. Other pilot projects have involved video cameras and other devices to gather data at different locations to gain insights into pedestrian volume or how residents and visitors use public spaces.

“So while we get to benefit from cutting-edge technology, they [partner companies] benefit from getting real world feedback that cannot be replicated in a lab or virtual environment,” said Contreras. “And because we are nimble, we can troubleshoot issues much faster and can assemble cross-departmental teams within days as opposed to weeks or months as in larger organizations.”


          

BotRide to Provide Free AV Rides in Southern California

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A new ride-hailing pilot project in Southern California is experimenting with autonomous mobility.

BotRide launched in Irvine on Nov. 4 with a fleet of 10 autonomous Hyundai KONA electric SUVs, all of which will provide free service in a part of the city of Irvine that includes the campus of University of California Irvine. Officials overseeing the project say the area was chosen deliberately.

“The pilot introduces BotRide to several hundred Irvine residents, including college students. The goal is to study consumer behavior in an autonomous ride-sharing environment,” said Christopher Chang, head of business development, strategy and technology division, Hyundai Motor Company, in a statement.

The three-month pilot is a joint effort between Hyundai, Via Metropolitan Transit, and Pony.ai. In order to use the service, riders must download the BotRide app. Although the vehicles are being driven autonomously, the cars will also have human operators, said Andy Ambrosius, principal of public relations at Via.

Pony.ai provides the autonomous technology for the vehicles, while Via will provide expertise in shared-ride, on-demand transit.

Pony.ai, founded in 2016, is testing its AV technology in other U.S. locations, as well as China, using sensor hardware and proprietary software. The company holds the testing permit issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The California DMV has authorized AV testing for 64 companies, as of Oct. 2. All testing must be done with a human operator in the vehicle. 

Fully autonomous testing, without a human driver, is allowed on public roadways in neighboring Arizona. 

The pilot to bring autonomous technology onto the streets of Irvine was met with stinging opposition from at least one member of the Irvine City Council.

“This seems like some little plaything for UCI [University California Irvine] students to come onto the streets where we live, with our families. And I’m completely against it,” said Michael C. Carroll, a member of the Irvine City Council, during his remarks opposing the program at the Oct. 22 City Council meeting.

Projects to test AVs require state approval, but do not need the green light from the local municipality, a point Carroll found particularly troubling.

For its part, Pony.ai, the tech company testing the AV technology, says it coordinated the project with city and university officials who "have full visibility to and knowledge of the BotRide pilot," said Christine Qing, a spokeswoman for Pony.ai.

"In addition, the Irvine Police Department went through a live training session prior to deployment," Qing added. 

Still, local lawmakers are too often overlooked, said Carroll. 

“This is yet another example of the complete take-over attempts by the state of California to meddle in the cities’ local affairs,” said Carroll, adding the city should have been given broader notice of the pilot and more input into the particulars such as the location, time frame and other details.

“As a councilmember, and an extremely concerned homeowner and a resident of the already congested and traffic-challenged southwest part of Irvine, I do not understand how the city council has zero input on this decision,” said Carroll, who also voiced concern that the cars would pose fatal danger. 

Via company officials say Irvine was selected for the location of the pilot due to its suburban setting and the relative lack of public transit in the area. 


          

Waterloo, Iowa, Contemplates Its Broadband Choices

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Fostering broadband availability is a unique challenge nationwide, one that invites public and private interests to both collide and cross-pollinate, whether the setting is Tacoma, Wash., or Columbus, Miss

Battles over the matter can be lengthy and involved, with local government officials, members of the community, Internet service providers and other stakeholders debating issues that range from costs to infrastructure requirements. These questions have certainly been raised as of late in Waterloo, Iowa, a city of roughly 68,000 located northwest of Cedar Rapids. 

Last week, the Waterloo City Council voted unanimously to use $84,500 in general obligation bond money for a broadband feasibility study conducted by Magellan Advisors. The study’s goal is to help Waterloo determine the practicality of a city-owned broadband system versus other options, such as a service based on a public-private partnership model. As this and other arguments over how best to make broadband available in Waterloo continues, there may be lessons emerging from the situation for connectivity efforts in communities nationwide.

The Value of Research

About the broadband situation in town, Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart said citizens and businesses there have been asking for better availability for years. 

The mayor, however, does not have a preferred means for how to accomplish this, at least not yet. 

“I don’t know yet,” Hart said. “We will take a look. Do I think there’s a value in our city owning its own future? Of course. But you know, some of these projects are higher risk, and it can be minimal or large reward. But I think we owe it to our citizens, we owe it to our future, to take a look at all of those particular options.” 

By owning the future, Hart is referring to the concept of a municipal-owned broadband network, which is one of the options the newly commissioned study aims to explore, along with the aforementioned public-private partnership. Hart is not alone in withholding judgment on the best route for Waterloo to go. 

Waterloo City Councilman Steven Schmitt, a 35-year veteran in the telephone business, said he voted for the feasibility study because he’s a businessman who is about looking at all options. Schmitt described $84,500 as a “drop in the bucket” compared to the millions Waterloo could invest if it fails to do its homework before it chooses a particular direction with broadband.   

Schmitt was similarly hesitant to endorse a specific broadband option, though he suggested a public-private partnership might be a good solution. Schmitt had critical words for anyone with a made-up mind. 

“Anybody that’s that locked into something without all the facts, I’d vote them out of office tomorrow,” he said. 

This idea of doing extensive research before making any firm decisions is just one of the lessons to be taken from the debate in Waterloo.

Looking to the Neighbors

Communities like Waterloo — which isn’t a major metro area but is sizable relative to many Iowa communities — often struggle to make broadband available at obtainable rates to the entirety of their population.

As the world has moved increasingly online — with the Internet evolving from a luxury into a vital tool for obtaining employment, completing homework and finding health care, among other things — more local governments have worked to ensure high-speed Internet is available to the people that live in their jurisdictions. In fact, one is located in close proximity to Waterloo. 

That city is Cedar Falls, which has a municipal broadband utility, something advocates say increases availability and enhances competition in communities like those in Iowa. Mayor Hart said many Waterloo citizens are envious of Cedar Falls. But that doesn’t mean Waterloo can just copy the blueprint set by its neighbor. 

A common source of funding for municipal broadband is repurposed money from traditional utilities, often electricity, toward future-facing utilities like broadband. Schmitt pointed out that the electric utility in Waterloo is a private company. 

“This broadband thing I think is real important,” Schmitt said. “But I think there are some people that are trying to make the case that, ‘Oh boy, if we just did this, we’d get all the businesses coming to Waterloo rather than Cedar Falls,’ and I think that’s very shortsighted. I don’t think they’re seeing the big picture.”

In Davenport, which is two hours away from Waterloo, the city has settled on a public-private partnership solution, after commissioning a feasibility study from the same organization tapped by Waterloo. Davenport is currently undergoing a citywide fiber build-out as part of a partnership between it, the city of Bettendorf and the private company MetroNet. 

Brandon Wright, Davenport’s chief financial officer and assistant city administrator, said his city looked into a municipal broadband system, but Magellan Advisors showed that the public option would bring too much risk. Essentially, embracing a public-private partnership model meant that the city would not suffer as much should the new service fail.

Davenport Alderman Maria Dickmann voted in favor of the partnership, saying it was a more cautious approach than investing in a municipal broadband network, albeit one that still helps bridge the digital divide and make it so broadband is treated as more of a utility. 

“Utilities are treated very differently than services, and there’s a lot of implications for beginning to treat Internet like a utility versus a service,” Dickmann said. “We took a more incremental approach in kind of trying to nudge it toward being more utility-like without taking on potential liabilities.”

In the end, local governments in Iowa largely agree that it's time to get involved with extending broadband access to more of the population, but, as in so much of the country, its the exact model for doing that that remains a question.


          

New Mapping Platform Charts Construction in Cities

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A new platform allows users to see how construction and other work is affecting travel in cities.

It's called dotMaps, and as its name implies, it's essentially a map, albeit one with dots indicating a wide range of development work, including everything from minor streetlight repairs to the construction of a major high-rise development project. The aim of the platform is to help residents, visitors, business-owners and anyone else occupying urban spaces to stay informed about mobility around them. To this end, users can draw a boundary around an area displayed on dotMaps — maybe it’s their neighborhood or perhaps their workplace — and zero-in on what projects are happening, getting notifications outlining construction work as it stops, starts or otherwise changes mobility.

The project that would become dotMaps was started in 2017, intended in the early stages to be used internally by public servants and city officials in Seattle. Seattle created dotMaps with the help of SADA Systems, a technology consulting services company, with the goal of giving various city departments and agencies a better means of coordinating the flurry of communications related to building developments, as well as info about how those projects impact the public space. City officials estimate that they have saved some $18 million since introducing dotMaps through improved coordination across agencies. 

They have also spread it to other cities, giving it the potential to essentially be built anywhere.

“We can replicate [the platform] for any city to connect and collaborate across agencies, and provide visibility to city projects and street closures for their citizens,” said Narine Galstian, a spokesperson for SADA.

In fact, it was replicating the platform in other cities that eventually led it to the public-facing status it has now. See, by working with SADA and input from the Chicago Department of Transportation, Seattle officials were able to create a public-facing map, complete with customized email alerts about places that are most relevant to them, said Heather Marx, director of downtown mobility for the Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Seattle also shares the dotMaps data with common wayfinding apps like Waze and Google Maps, which Marx said enables users to quickly learn which roads on their routes may be blocked.

The construction mapping information could likely not have come at a better time. Seattle is awash in building projects — both real-estate and transportation related.

“There is something unusual happening every single day," Marx said. "So, the more people who know about this tool, the more people can engage with this tool, the better off all of us will be, because everyone will be making smarter choices. One of the things that I really like to say to folks is that, we’re building the infrastructure for the city that we’ve already become."

Earlier this year, transportation officials began shutting down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated two-level freeway along the Seattle waterfront, in preparations for demolition. The highway, built in the 1950s, has long been in need of replacement. In January, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the structure, which averaged nearly 80,000 cars every weekday, for three weeks.

“The closure was difficult from a transportation coordination standpoint. But what is really transformational is those 90,000 people who used to use the Viaduct, every single day to get to where they’re going, they have to do something else now,” said Marx. “We want to make sure that everybody has as much information as we can provide to them about how to get from here to there because it’s changing all the time.”

And Seattle is not alone in this. In April, collaborating city Chicago released its own ChiStreetWork site, which is developed by SADA and also provides construction and street repair information for the public, similar to dotMaps. 

“Now the public can look to it if there's work in the public right of way on their block — they can find if there's a permit issued and they can actually pull up the permit online to see who obtained the permit,” explained Michael Claffey, director of public affairs at the Chicago Department of Transportation. “They could also find out if the work is happening without a permit.”


          

State Contracts Mount for Aurigo’s Capital Project Software

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With its population and federal deficit both steadily growing, the United States is lagging on infrastructure maintenance. In its most recent “report card” assessment in 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure an overall grade of D+. The assessment found that in order to improve this grade and maintain global competitiveness, Congress and the states would have to invest $206 billion a year more than they currently do, and failure to do so could cost the U.S. GDP up to $3.9 trillion by 2025.

One of the largest software providers for capital program management, Aurigo, based in Austin, Texas, has been working behind the scenes to help governments chip away at this problem by guiding them through major projects from planning to completion and maintenance, making them more viable and less risky. And it has a lot of practice.

Founded in 2003, Aurigo launched at a time when mobile technologies like personal digital assistants and palm devices were starting to allow for the digitization of paper inspections. The company has since transitioned through various mobile-first strategies to its current cloud SaaS model, expanding from a single on-premises product, for project inspections and management, to 17 offered subscriptions.

Talking to Government Technology last week, CEO Balaji Sreenivasan called Aurigo the “best-kept secret in capital program management software,” but the scale of its business tells a different story. The company has had a busy year, contracting with the city of Houston Public Works Department in October to manage $2.7 billion in planned capital projects in 2019. The company also picked up several contracts in recent months with state departments of transportation: Nevada in February, Iowa in April and Montana in May; along with local government contracts with San Bernardino County, Calif., in July and the city of Durham, N.C., in September.

“People wouldn’t use our software to build a mall or a store, but they would use our software to build an entire state highway network, or an airport, or urban infrastructure in cities or counties,” Sreenivasan said. “Anything that’s very, very large-dollar, capital-intensive assets that are publicly funded would be delivered using our software, and we manage the entire lifecycle of that.”

Sreenivasan said the company employs close to 360 people to serve about 160 agency customers, most of which are large state departments of transportation, cities, counties or water authorities. He said Aurigo’s software has been used to plan and deliver close to $300 billion worth of capital programs to date.

The sheer logistics and regulations involved with projects of that scale are key to the company’s value proposition. Sreenivasan pointed out that regulations for reporting how money is spent, and if projects meet certain standards with respect to civil rights and minorities, have gotten increasingly stringent in recent years. Handling this without software can be a “nightmare,” he said, and doing it wrong can cause massive delays.

Sreenivasan said the breadth of what their software does also distinguishes it from competitors. He likened project management tools from Smartsheet, Procore and Microsoft Project to “very intelligent spreadsheets,” for helping contractors of small orders to collaborate and manage their tasks. But he said they won’t help a government plan and fiscally constrain a five-year capital infrastructure budget and generate reports for the governor’s office, build forecasts of when entire capital programs will get delivered, handle project-level accounting, and track whether the funding meets civil rights goals.

This is usually not feasible, Aurigo said, because data sets across different phases of construction tend to live in different silos, from planning to design to project management and maintenance. But Aurigo’s platform puts them in one place.

“The whole world is driving toward an integrated data (delivery) model, where data can flow seamlessly from one phase to the other. What we have done at Aurigo is to try and address that for almost all of the phases,” he said. “For phases that we don’t, we have (integration) hooks ... into ESRI systems, ERP systems, et cetera, so the goal is to have all of your construction data from planning through inspection in one single spot, or an integrated platform.”

This ability to interface with other systems has helped make Aurigo’s software an integral part of infrastructure planning by the city of Lincoln, Neb. But it took time to get there.

Tim Pratt, IT manager for Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, said the city had been using SiteManager, a product of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, when it made the switch to Masterworks, Aurigo's flagship product, in 2006. The city was in the middle of its biggest public works project ever, the Antelope Valley project, and Pratt said the conversion required considerable work from Aurigo, but the result has been fruitful. More recently, he said Masterworks has been able to integrate with other software his department uses such as Accela’s permitting program, an asset management program, and OnBase, an enterprise content management system by Hyland Software.

“We use that software (Masterworks) basically to manage our construction contracts … When we go to pay on these contracts, the pay estimates are generated out of Masterworks. Simply put, let’s say it’s a paving project, and you find out you need to put a water main in. It’s not going to let you pay for it, because it’s not in the project, until you do a change order,” he said. “Masterworks gives us great control on spending. Our construction observers and project managers get frustrated from time to time, but we make sure they don’t overpay.”

Pratt estimated the city spends between $120 million and $200 million a year on projects, and they track all of it through Masterworks. He said the process is a far cry from what he saw in the department in 1999, when everything was done on spreadsheets, under a dozen project managers who all had their own way of doing things.

“It’s kind of the core of what we do,” he said.

For some government customers, the catch is that Masterworks can cost as much as millions of dollars per year in software subscription fees. Aurigo aimed to address this earlier this year with a new SaaS, Essentials, that pares Masterworks down to fundamental construction management tools and a subscription price starting at $15,000. Sreenivasan doesn’t anticipate business declining any time soon.

“Infrastructure is one of the biggest growth areas in this country at this stage, regardless of what the federal government does with it,” he said. “We’re going to be building America for a while. Using technology and the latest cloud software is imperative for this country to get built the right way.”

Editor's note: A quote from Sreenivasan regarding integrations has been trimmed to correct technical language.


          

Philadelphia Announces Digital Equity Grants for Census Work

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As the country prepares for the 2020 Census — which will have a lasting impact on everything from federal funding to political representation — local governments and nonprofit groups find themselves grappling with two overlapping challenges.

For the first time ever, the Census will be high-tech. Respondents can complete a paper form, but the emphasis is now on responding online, thereby creating a burden of responsibility on government resources such as libraries, which work to help citizens who lack Internet access or the skills to use it. At the same time, cities must work to help count groups that traditionally do not self-respond to the Census, a list that includes seniors and immigrant populations, among others. These challenges overlap because the populations most likely to lack Internet are the same as those statistically unlikely to respond to the Census. 

In fact, at the recent CityLabDC event — a global summit among the premier gatherings of major stakeholders in world cities — Census expert Terri Ann Lowenthal discussed these challenges and others facing the 2020 count.

“Every Census has its challenges, every Census has its controversies,” Lowenthal said. “I am particularly worried the 2020 Census is facing an unprecedented set of challenges that could thwart this Census.”

Last week, however, one city took a major step toward alleviating the digital equity challenge, in the process potentially creating a blueprint that other major cities can learn from. Philadelphia did this by rewarding its 2019 Digital Literacy Alliance Grants entirely to community groups working to encourage participation in the Census.

What emerged from the chosen winners was essentially a checklist of ideas other local governments might consider in their own communities.

For example, Philadelphia awarded one grant to a group called Center in the Park, which is focused on the senior population. Another recipient was a joint project between Temple University and Liberty Resources Inc., an academic-private-sector collaboration aiming to leverage those entities’ shared status as disability advocates to help count Philadelphians with disabilities — especially those in low-income or marginalized populations. 

Other groups in Philadelphia that received grants to aid digital equity work in the service of the Census include Asian Americans United, the refugee-support group SEAMAAC, and Africom, which will conduct Census outreach to African and Caribbean immigrants through social venues such as natural hair-braiding shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

Andrew Buss, who is Philadelphia’s deputy CIO within its Office of Innovation and Technology, said the grants were particularly focused on encouraging collaborations between groups that operate in the same space and seek to largely help the same populations, collaborations that might last past the Census. Using the Census as a starting point for lasting digital equity work in communities has become a shared goal for cities across the country. More information about each recipient can be found here.

All told, Philadelphia’s grants were a tangible step toward accomplishing something nearly every major city in the country is talking about this fall — supporting trusted, pre-existing groups in communities to encourage residents to complete the Census and potentially pick up computer skills and experience along the way. 


          

How to Safely Shop Online This Holiday Season

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The moment Halloween ended, the nation entered an earlier-than-ever holiday shopping season online that has already begun and won’t end until early January, 2020.

Why begin the holiday shopping season so early this year?

Since the Thanksgiving holiday weekend arrives late in 2019, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are already arriving with retailers launching a blur of discounts to try and make up for the perceived lost shopping days - when compared to the early Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2018.

For example, CNET highlighted these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that actually start on November 7. Others have already begun.

USA Today revealed deals from Bed Bath & Beyond as well as Kohls deals.

Forbes provided these deals from Walmart, Best Buy and more. While Fox News proclaimed: “Black Friday is 3 weeks away right? Nope, it's here now.”

As I was doing research for this article, I learned that Black Friday has become a global event, with big sales as far away as China. Indeed, the Google analytics show worldwide holiday shopping trends that are complex, unique by industry and country. Overall, big increases are expected in search traffic – with some industries doubling. In the US, retailers see an 80 percent increase in their search traffic throughout November.

And the sales forecast news is generally very good for retailers according to Inc. Magazine:

“Cyber Monday is expected to pull in $9.4 billion this year, a $1.5 billion increase from last year's online sales tally for the Monday after Thanksgiving. The real detail retailers need to know? Thirty percent of all sales made this Cyber Monday, which falls on December 2, will likely be made in the four-hour window of 7 to 11 p.m. Pacific time.

That's according to Adobe Analytics' Holiday Forecast 2019, which analyzed data on trillions of visits, products, and transaction data from U.S. retail websites. Adobe also surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers in October as a companion to its findings.

The report notes that retailer conversion rates, which measure the number of people who visit a website and then make a purchase, are predicted to double during the four-hour surge in sales. Adobe says these ‘golden hours of retail’ are due to ‘deal FOMO,’ or the fear of missing out on last-minute deals near the end of the day.”

Beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday: A Wider Holiday Sales Trend?

And taking a big step back there are several significant trends developing as we head into the 2020s. While Black Friday sales within stores remain a robust and huge part of holiday shopping, a new cybermania is emerging which extends well beyond Cyber Monday. (We may even need a new name – any ideas?)

CNBC recently reported that Cyber Monday will excite shoppers more than Black Friday. Here are some highlights:

Deloitte finds 53 percent of people will rely on Cyber Monday for discounts, while 44 percent say they’re planning to snag promotions on Black Friday this year. Deloitte’s annual holiday study also finds shoppers are expected to spend $1,496 per household this holiday season. The bulk of spending, or $596, is going toward experiences like travel and dining out.

Business Insider offers this very helpful piece which answers the frequent question: Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday Better (for sales)? Here’s an excerpt:

“A good rule of thumb is that Black Friday is a better time to buy newer, big-ticket items. It's also the best day to shop in stores. Cyber Monday is a better day to shop for tech deals and smaller gifts. You'll also see slightly better discounts online.

For items you're likely to buy once a year or less, you'll probably find better discounts on Black Friday. Anything you'd buy as a gift will likely see better discounts on Cyber Monday.”  

Online Safety and Security First

But regardless of when you go online to do your Christmas shopping this holiday season, there remain some tips that can help you stay safe and secure - beyond the frequent calls to change your profile password (or not use the same password) at websites.

To begin, a bit of history. This topic is certainly not new, and many of the themes and basic questions are the same as a decade ago. You don’t want to get disciplined at work for violating policy, so be sure to know what’s allowed and what isn’t allowed.

I find it interesting to look back to where we have been, and compare behaviors to office life today with articles and blogs from a decade ago on Cyber Monday.  

Here are a few relevant examples from the past:

CSO Magazine: Encourage Cyber Monday or Grinch.exe? and Cyber Monday & Redefining Acceptable Use – Again

Government Technology Magazine: Web Sites Struggle on Black Friday: Cyber Monday is Next and Cyber Monday: Are you shopping from work?

Nevertheless, most organizations have loosened their holiday shopping policies and now permit employees (even government employees) to shop at appropriate times over the holiday season on work computers (usually during breaks).

So here are some of my favorite tips to help whether at home or work:

1. Moneycrashers.com:  Avoid Sites With Poor Security Practices –

“Don’t gamble with your identity. Stay away from retail sites with lackadaisical security practices. Two key practices stand out in particular: SSL certificates and Verisign domain protection.

SSL is an encryption protocol that renders it much more difficult (though not impossible) for bad actors to steal payment card information and other personal data during the payment process. Look for “https” at the beginning of the site’s URL. You should never enter payment card information on non-“https” pages, period.

Verisign provides site administrators with a modicum of protection against hacking attacks and malware. Like SSL, it’s not foolproof, but it helps. Sites without Verisign protection are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, spoofing, and other types of cybercrime.

If you don’t already, consider using a web browser that can identify potentially compromised websites. …”

2. Vitalchek.com – Offers ten basic safety tips for online and offline life. Here’s one that important:

“Use a credit card for your online purchases versus other payment methods. Almost all credit cards have fraud protection, meaning if there is a data breach and your card’s information is taken, you won’t be held responsible for any of the charges. If you are involved in a fraud situation, your credit card provider will handle this and send you a new credit card. The same courtesies may not be extended from other online payment methods like an electronic transfer from your bank account.”

3. State Farm – Offers tips for in the store, in your car and online. Here are their online tips:

Stick to retailers you know and preferably, have shopped with before. Research a business you haven’t purchased from before by checking customer reviews or complaints with the Better Business Bureau. Never commit to a deal that seems too good to be true. Refrain from using pubic Wi-Fi to make purchases, or use a VPN to avoid hackers intercepting your information. Check a webpage’s security by looking for the lock icon in the URL field, and making sure the URL starts with “https”, not just “http”. The “s” means the site is safer and more secure.

Final Thought

One thing to keep in mind is that many people have heard these tips before, but let their guard down over the holidays when rushing for an online deal that is about to expire. Also, people will go places they don’t normally go this time of year to save on presents or get the best deal.

So even if you think you know all of this, double-check to make sure that everyone in your family (and in your office) is following best practices.

Happy shopping.


          

Colorado to Make the Move to Digital State IDs, Mostly

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(TNS) — Coloradans will be able to show proof of identification via their smartphones to businesses and state agencies moving forward following the statewide launch of a digital ID.

But law enforcement still can require a physical copy of citizens' IDs.

Gov. Jared Polis has announced the Colorado Digital ID in the myColorado mobile app, the state's official mobile app.

The Digital ID enables Coloradans to create an electronic version of their Colorado driver's license or state identification card, and can be displayed on smartphones for proof of identification, age, and address in Colorado, according to a media release sent out by Polis' office.

The digital ID is a secure visual representation of what has traditionally been the legally accepted official physical format of a person's identification.

"As technology evolves, I'm excited to make sure that government keeps up with the times. We are rapidly moving to support the use of mobile digital identity solutions that allow any of us to verify our identity and conduct business without the need to carry a plastic identification card," Polis said in a statement. "Colorado continues to be a national leader when it comes to technology. I'm excited to announce myColorado, the state of Colorado's official mobile app, providing residents with secure and convenient identity verification and increasing access to state services anytime, anywhere."

Polis signed an executive order stating that the Colorado Digital ID shall be authorized, and may be accepted, as a legal form of personal identification for use in Colorado.

Polis' office said the Colorado business community is highly encouraged to begin accepting the digital ID, and state agencies are being advised to accept it beginning December 1.

Colorado law enforcement agencies may continue to require physical forms of identification by members of the public in all law enforcement and public safety situations, so residents are still being asked to continue to take their physical ID wherever they go.

"My anticipation is that this will be a graduated process. I think most people will have hard copy ID for a significant period of time and frankly I think we have to wait and see how it unfolds," Police Chief Troy Davenport said of the mobile IDs. "If it becomes an official, sanctioned, reliable form of government ID, I think we're all headed in that direction. But this is one of those things I think will be gradual, that's my guess."

With the myColorado mobile app, Coloradans also can renew their driver's license, receive notifications about important state news, securely store personal and payment information, and search for online state services in one place. Storage of vehicle registration and insurance cards in the myColorado Wallet is coming soon, according to Polis' office.

Coloradans may download the app to their smartphones via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Visit myColorado.state.co.us to learn more about myColorado and the Colorado Digital ID.

©2019 The Pueblo Chieftain (Pueblo, Colo.). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


          

StreetLight Data, Siemens Create New EV Planning Dashboard

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As electric cars become a more regular presence on city streets, planners wondering where to deploy charging infrastructure can look to big data for answers.

StreetLight Data, known for its use of travel metrics gleaned from mobile and other devices, has partnered with Siemens, a multinational technology company, to form a deep understanding of where EV infrastructure should be deployed.

The initiative allowed the partners to develop a custom dashboard in Santa Clara, Calif., that takes in data related to where trips in any given part of town originated, where they concluded, whether or not the drivers live in the local area and other information as criteria to consider when making decisions about where charging infrastructure should be deployed.

“They didn’t set out to put EV charging stations, like where people who already have EVs parked. They set out to put EV charging stations where people park, who they want to have EVs. So it was more forward-looking. They were trying to find the future, not just meet a demand,” explained Laura Schewel, CEO of StreetLight Data.

“I think that’s a cool way for public sector entities to think about EV charging planning. They’re trying to push this change in a certain direction, a direction that’s more accessible to lower-income people,” she added.

Officials in Santa Clara, a community in Silicon Valley, used the EV charging dashboard to help the city achieve some of its own equity goals related to encouraging the adoption of electric cars by drivers who may not consider an EV due to lack of access to charging — residents in multi-family housing and apartments.

The case study in Santa Clara looked to prioritize locations for out-of-home charging, with the thinking being that if a driver could depend on having access to a charger at work, drivers who live in apartment buildings, where charging is not always available, might more strongly consider purchasing an EV.

“Knowing you have a charger at work, that is always there, everyday, is what you might need to get you over the line to get investing in an EV,” said Schewel.

An analysis of traffic in Santa Clara showed most commercial trips were shorter than 10 miles and completed in less than 10 minutes, making business vehicles good candidates for switching to EVs. It was also learned that some parts of the city already had a number of privately held EV charging stations in use, suggesting the possible need for more public charging stations.

Products like this one have a number of possible clients, other than just city planning departments. Utilities also understand the role they will play in cities of the future as transportation becomes more electrified and they are called upon to better manage these electric demands.

“We know that urbanization is the big trend,” Arlen Orchard, CEO of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which serves about 1 million customers in northern California, said during the recent Meeting of the Minds symposium in Sacramento.

“Cities are growing, and they have to grow in the right way. We’re not a planning agency. We’re an electric utility. So when we think about the role we play, it really is decarbonization, from a clean energy standpoint. But the other side of that is transportation,” he added.

“So, as the fuel provider of the future, as the gas station of the future, we need to be involved in planning and helping manage the transportation evolution,” said Orchard.

The move to electrify the transportation sector is being driven by a number of variables, ranging from financial incentives to outside influences like the surge in investment in charging nationwide, as a result of the Volkswagen settlement decree following the revelation that Volkswagen diesel engines were fraudulently bypassing pollution controls. The settlement made some $2 billion available nationwide, to be used largely to build out charging infrastructure.

“We’re seeing interest, direct from utilities. We’re seeing interest from EV charging companies … And also, we’re seeing interest from cities themselves,” said Schewel, remarking on the level of interest she’s seeing related to products like the EV planning tool.

“While the ‘carrot’ of generous financial incentives has often proven effective, California is also using regulations to mandate the development of EV charging stations,” said Preston Roper, head of e-Mobility in North America at Enel X, which sells home and commercial JuiceBox chargers, battery storage devices, and offers electric energy consulting. In a number of communities, regulations have been put in place to mandate the installation of EV charging.

CALGreen, California’s green building standards, requires that 250,000 public charging stations be available by 2025. There are only about 22,000 today, said Roper.


          

Filmes mais reprisados na Sessão da Tarde

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Em geral, os filmes apresentados são de comédia, aventura e em alguns casos ação ou drama. Antigamente a sessão apresentava todo tipo de filme, mas com o surgimento das classificações…

O post Filmes mais reprisados na Sessão da Tarde apareceu primeiro em Poltrona de Cinema.


          

Alumnus Kenneth Fischer recognized with honorary doctorate of fine arts degree

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School of Education alumnus Kenneth Fischer, President Emeritus of the University Musical Society (UMS), was recommended to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts at the University of Michigan 2019 Winter Commencement.

          

Florida takes down Grambling State in season opener

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Florida’s women’s basketball team was engaged in a back-and-forth battle with Grambling State on Tuesday night.
          

Free Oracle Cloud: 15. The request could not be mapped to any database

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This post is the last post of a series of blog posts on the Best and Cheapest Oracle APEX hosting: Free Oracle Cloud.At some point you might face the following message: "The request could not be mapped to any database":Oracle is monitoring usage on your Always Free Account and whenever it finds there's no activity for […]
          

Bacon, Bloggin’ and First Day Keynote at PASS Summit 2019!

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After a flurry of release announcements at MSIgnite this week, it was time to talk about the technology at a deeper level at PASS Summit.  I love this event, which has my undying loyalty due to the sheer amount of technical focus on everything in the Microsoft data platform and of course, was not disappointed […]
          

Oracle Datapatch – out of place patches simplified

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datapatch was introduced with Oracle 12.1 to simplify management of post-patching steps when a patch (or patchset) is applied.As most software, it was written with best intentions but little knowledge how customers would use it. One of these unforseen used case was parallel patching of multiple DBs in the same ORACLE_HOME at the same time.Another […]
          

Cloning a schema with one line

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In the world of DevOps, continuous integration and repeatable test cases, the demand for being able to quickly build a suite of database objects, utilise it for a series of tests, then throw the objects away has become far more common. This is one of the many great use cases for pluggable databases with all […]
          

APEX 19.2 : Vagrant and Docker Builds

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I’m sure anyone who cares knows that APEX 19.2 was officially released on Friday. I did an upgrade of one of our development instances straight away and it worked fine. it’s subsequently gone to a bunch of other development instances. I’ll be pushing to get this out to production as quickly as possible. Over the […]
          

Midlands Microsoft 365 and Azure User Group – November 2019

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Last night I went to the Midlands Microsoft 365 and Azure User Group. It was co-organised by Urfaan Azhar and Lee Thatcher from Pure Technology Group, and Adrian Newton from my company. This event was focused on Microsoft Teams, which is the MS version of Slack. If you don’t know what Slack is, you probably need to come out from under that rock… […]
          

Postgres Foreign Keys

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Just sorting out how to query the information_schema to discover the magic for a query of a table’s foreign key constraints. This query works to return the foreign key constraints: SELECT conrelid::regclass::text AS table_from , conname AS foreign_key , pg_get_constraintdef(oid) FROM pg_constraint WHERE contype = 'f' AND connamespace = 'public'::regnamespace AND conrelid::regclass::text = 'rental_item' ORDER […]
          

Oracle Magazine articles

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Over the past few weeks I’ve had a couple of articles published with Oracle Magazine and these can be viewed on their website. The first article is titled ‘Quickly Create Charts and Graphs of You Query Data‘ using Oracle Machine Learning Notebooks. The second article is titled ‘REST-Enabling Oracle Machine Learning Models‘. Click on the […]
          

My PASS Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 6th Recommendations from DBAKevlar!

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I thought I would share the recommendations for the next day that I’m excited about this year at PASS Summit 2019!  There are some really great sessions and as most attendees, I’ve focused the list on topics that I’m interested in or can help me in my role. Although Tuesday afternoon and evening may kill […]
          

Postgres Overloaded Routines

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Earlier I showed how to write an anonymous block in PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL to drop routines, like functions and procedures. However, it would only work when they’re not overloaded functions or procedures. The following lets you drop all routines, including overloaded functions and procedures. Overloaded procedures are those that share the same name but have different […]
          

Node JS application running on GraalVM – interoperating with Java, Python, R and more

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When you install GraalVM, one of the things you get is a Node runtime environment (GraalVM 19.2.1 is based on Node 10.16.3 – with support for the core Node libraries and un understanding of NPM modules – and has a JavaScript engine that is ECAMScript 2019 compliant). Instead of V8, the usual JavaScript execution engine, […]
          

Do you want to learn about database technology?

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Do you live close enough to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Seoul, or Tokyo to attend a software development roadshow for a day in November?Are you interested in how easy it is to build data driven web based applications?Perhaps you're a student of the programming world?Your local user group is hosting some visitors from the US that […]
          

More Free Oracle Cloud than you might know

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The news about Oracle offering some free cloud services ‘for life’ is making an impact.  But, the free services don’t end there. The pricing of some other native cloud services includes some free bands. So it’s worth keeping an eye on the fine print. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see limited capacity access in […]
          

Video : Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) : REST Enabled SQL

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Today’s video is a run through the REST Enabled SQL functionality in Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS). I wasn’t originally planning on doing this video yet, but the subject of REST Enabled SQL came up a couple of times in the last few days, so I thought I would alter my schedule. This video is […]
          

DBeaver for PostgreSQL

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I’m migrating my database classes from the Oracle database to the PostgreSQL database. Using the Oracle Express Edition has always required a virtualized image because students use Windows and Mac OS. Also, the university doesn’t like my use of a virtualized image. Virtualization imposes incremental cost on students to have high end laptops. The available […]
          

Bridge network missing Gateway – Docker Issue

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Here is a little something for you.  I’m working on building a demo of Oracle GoldenGate Microservices between three (3) containers. In order to do this, I wanted to setup a dedicated network between the containers. In order to setup a dedicated network, I needed to configure a network for the containers to use.  Docker […]
          

Java and Postgres

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I wanted to get Java working with PostgreSQL to test some GUI interfaces on Linux. Figuring out the necessary JAR file for the JDBC was my first hurdle. I found it was postgreSQL-42-2.5.jar file. You can download it with the following command line: wget https://jdbc.postgresql.org/download/postgresql-42.2.5.jar I downloaded it to a Java directory off the home/student […]
          

My Personal Thanks to the Chicago Police Department – the First Real Proving Ground for Oracle APEX

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In 2001, the Chicago Police Department took a chance on APEX.  And with all thanks to them for the opportunity they provided us, Oracle APEX is what it is today.  We owe them a big debt of gratitude.  Let me explain.As many people know, the genesis of Oracle APEX was an internal development project that […]
          

Switch off Screen Lock on Ubuntu Bionic Desktop

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I am running an Ubuntu VM on Virtual Box. A guest running inside a host system. I am getting quite annoyed with Ubuntu locking the screen quite aggressively. Since the host OS probably already runs screensaver and screen lock, I want to switch off the screen lock in the Ubuntu Guest. I searched a little […]
          

Out Of Order

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"If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself." - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth An interesting issue reared its head back in version 9.2 that involves inserting data into multiple tables with a single statement when a foreign key is declared. Regardless of the table order in the insert statement the following error […]
          

APEX 19.2 Download Available

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Yesterday evening Hildo Haenen tweeted that the APEX 19.2 download was available. You had to use the direct file URL and you had to have agreed to the license agreement on another download, as pointed out by Markus Hohloch, for the URL to work, but you could get the software. Of course, I wouldn’t dream […]
          

Timestamp Functions and Presentation Variables in Oracle Cloud Analytics

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One of the most popular Rittman Mead blog posts over the last 10 years is Timestamps and Presentation Variables. As we are seeing more and more migrations to OAC, we decided to review and revise this post for the latest version of Oracle Cloud Analytics (OAC), 105.4.0-140 as of October 2019. Read more about the […]
          

Getting Started with APEX Plugins

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There is a great deal you can build in APEX without even thinking about using a plugin. The development platform has an excellent range of built-in functionality and components so that almost all user requirements can be covered using standard APEX features. Restricting yourself to only the built-in, declarative features (i.e. “low code”) of the […]
          

Oracle Tidbits October 2019 #OraTidbit

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“Oracle *daily* TidBits” (#oratidbit) published on Facebook &Twitter, during weekdays in October 2019. I hope you find these helpful to learn something new or to remind you of its existence and use. #OraTidbit #DB19c For Enterprise and Standard editions of Oracle database, if you are not licensed for Oracle Multitenant, then you may have up to 3 […]
          

PASS Summit 2019 is NEXT WEEK!

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I’m getting ready for SQL Saturday Oregon this weekend, (taking the train up from Eugene to Portland…) but its about time I talked about the exhilarating and exhausting event we call PASS Summit. This year I was lucky enough to be chosen as a speaker and a blogger.  Bloggers at the conference get the opportunity […]
          

Oracle internal data dictionary oddity

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This blogpost is about an inconsistency I found in the X$ tables X$KQFTA and X$KQFCO. This is very specific. If you don’t care about that, you can skip this post. The Oracle database’s “dynamic performance views” are views that are prefixed with “GV$” and “V$”. The “G” with “GV$” stands for “global” and gets you […]
          

Getting Your Hands Dirty with TensorFlow 2.0 and Keras API

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Diving into technical details of the regression model creation with TensorFlow 2.0 and Keras API. In TensorFlow 2.0, Keras comes out of the box with TensorFlow library. API is simplified and more convenient to use.Read the complete article here.
          

Upgrading a GI on NFS to 18c

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I wrote lately a couple of post about upgrading to 18c (why research is important and OCR and Voting disks on 18c and 19c). These posts were the result of an upgrade planning for a client where the database resides on NFS. After I finished the research and prepared a plan, it was time for […]
          

IOT Hash

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It’s another of my double-entendre titles. The optimizer can turn a hash join involving an index-organized table into a real performance disaster (though you may have to help it along the way by using a silly definition for your primary key columns). This post was inspired by a question posted on the Oracle Developer Community […]
          

State management in serverless functions – connection pooling in AWS Lambda leveraging memoized functions

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The problem Setting up a datastore connection is an expensive process. The amount of available connections is often limited and creating a connection costs precious time – and and in serverless functons time literally means money. Especially in something like an event processing Lambda, where thousands of events can call your function within a couple […]
          

MATCH_RECOGNIZE Restrictions

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Sometimes we think that certain restrictions are not documented when in fact they are. Where do we forget to look? Database Error Messages
          

Backtracking

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By popular request, here are my thoughts about the impact of "backtracking" on performance when using the MATCH_RECOGNIZE clause. This came up again because of a query that Jonathan Lewis wrote recently; however, I will concentrate on the theory, not the query.
          

The Complexity Defense and Other DBA Crimes

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No matter how far my career and role has shifted, I will always view myself as a database administrator.  I know this because when I fill out any form asking me what role I fulfill in IT, I still choose “DBA” from the list.  No matter what claims the media and leading sources state, DBAs are […]
          

DML error logging redux

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I posted a nice little feature of DML error logging recently, and a comment came in mentioned that caution is needed with DML error logging because the errors are logged persistently. Hence if you ran a load multiple times, or multiple sessions were utilizing the facility, then the error logging table can quickly become a […]
          

What’s new with Oracle database 18.8 versus 18.7

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The amount of changes between version 18.7 and 18.8 is truly minimal. There’s one spare parameter renamed to an underscore parameter, which seems to be a back port of functionality created version 19: DATABASE_VERSION NAME ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18.8 _ldap_password_oneway_auth 19.2 _ldap_password_oneway_auth 19.3 _ldap_password_oneway_auth 19.4 _ldap_password_oneway_auth 19.5 _ldap_password_oneway_auth And it seems the DBA view DBA_REGISTRY_BACKPORTS is […]
          

Cloning Oracle Homes in 19c Part 2

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You didn’t think there was going to be a part 2 did you? $ORACLE_HOME/log is not included in creategoldimage which makes perfect sense as I was discussing on twitter for having garbage in a gold image but why is it being read? For ol7-19-rac2, permission for $GRID_HOME/log has not been changed; hence, creategoldimage failed. -exclFiles […]
          

Strange Estimates.

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A question came up on the Oracle-L list server a couple of days ago expressing some surprise at the following execution plan: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Id | Operation | Name | Rows | Bytes | Cost (%CPU)| Time | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 0 | SELECT STATEMENT | | | | 845 (100)| | | 1 | SORT […]
          

Python application running on GraalVM and Polyglotting with JavaScript, R, Ruby and Java

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GraalVM is among other things a polyglot language runtime. It can run applications written in many languages – JVM languages like Java, Scala, Groovy and Kotlin as well as non-JVM language such as Python, R, Ruby, JavaScript and LLVM. GraalVM also allows applications in any of these languages to execute code snippets written in any […]
          

Oracle Integration Cloud pricing explained – OCI vs Classic

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Last week at AMIS we had the task of estimating costs of a proposed iPaaS solution for one of our customers that runs on a fully managed cloud. As AMIS is mainly an Oracle partner we looked at how competitive we could make the pricing of the solution using Oracle Cloud compared to other vendors. […]
          

Lambda Function to Resize EBS Volumes of EMR Nodes

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I have to start by saying that you should not use EMR as a persistent Hadoop cluster. The power of EMR lies in its elasticity. You should launch an EMR cluster, process the data, write the data to S3 buckets, and terminate the cluster. However, we see lot of AWS customers use the EMR as […]
          

Creating a Custom Plugin in Grafana using React

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With Grafana you can create dashboards for monitoring metrics, like status and health of IoT devices. Several types of visualizations are already available when developing the dashboard. If the choices aren’t sufficient, Grafana supports the ability to add custom plugins. In this post I will create a custom plugin in React, which can be used […]
          

Changing Your Bash Shell Prompt and Colors

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I enjoyed the opportunity to test out my PASS Summit shell scripting session at SQL Saturday Denver.  It was the first run on it and Glenn Berry sat in my session.  Afterwards, this wise and long-standing member of the community had a very valuable piece of constructive criticism-  change the background on my bash terminal […]
          

Cloning Oracle Homes in 19c

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You may find conflicting information from Oracle’s documentation where Cloning an Oracle Database Home shows to use clone.pl and Database Upgrade Guide 19c shows Deprecation of clone.pl Script To clone Oracle software, use createGoldImage and then install software as usual. DEMO for DB: Source: /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1 Target: /u01/app/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_2 -exclFiles $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage to save space but will not be able […]
          

Open Days reservation system’s high level overview – 2019

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The LHC has a schedule of maintenance and performance upgrades. During these longer shutdowns CERN holds its major Open Days events. These allow the general public to visit areas normally restricted and used for research activity. Previous events have seen daily over 35k people visiting. To hold a big impact event successfully, certain preparations and […]
          

Second Donation in November

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*** Infinite Unknown reader W. L. donated $8. Thank you so much for your continuing support!!! Very much needed and appreciated. *** Donations in November: $33 *** Donations in October: $48, £25 Donations in September: $23, £25 Donations in August: $48, £25 Donations in July: $48, £55 Donations in June: $23, £25 Donations in May: ... Read more
          

World News (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – Watch: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames ‘Bad Citizen’ For Jaywalking – “The Greatest Fool”: China May Invest Up To $10 Billion In Aramco IPO – US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria’s Oil-Rich Region – Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions – US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reporte

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AND NOW… UK's National Health Service To Deny Treatment To "Racists" And "Sexists" https://t.co/VzWyvJgRLV — zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 6, 2019 A National Health Service trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. First it was social media, then it was bank accounts & mortgages. ... Read more
          

#GrandSolarMinimum (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): PRACTICALLY ALL OF CANADA IS COVERED IN SNOW – Several Blasts Of Arctic Air Will Bring Early Winter To Northeast – Spectacular heavy snowfall video from 6152 Trins, Tyrol, Austria – WAVE AFTER WAVE OF POLAR-COLD WILL CRASH INTO AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH – Record October snowfall in Cañon City, CO – FORECAST: substantial European Snow Totals by mid-Nov.

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PRACTICALLY ALL OF CANADA IS COVERED IN SNOW… …a feat that hasn’t been achieved this early in the season (Nov 05) since GSL records began in 1998. The lower-latitudes are COOLING, and cooling fast. Prepare for the COLD.#GrandSolarMinimumhttps://t.co/DV7U0s3Y48 — Electroverse (@Electroversenet) November 6, 2019 Several Blasts Of Arctic Air Will Bring Early Winter To Northeast  ... Read more
          

#MigrantCrisis & #Crime (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): Greece: Government plans to redistribute 5,000 migrants from islands to mainland Europe – Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin – France: Cathedral attacked, statue of saint beheaded, treasure stolen – White girls continually sexually harassed and intimated at “diverse” UK schools

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Greece: Government plans to redistribute 5,000 migrants from islands to mainland Europe https://t.co/DTqG23iDCV pic.twitter.com/BcQ3nbuwMR — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 Germany: Hundreds of far-left extremists injure 19 police officers in Berlin https://t.co/ISOwKowFkW pic.twitter.com/S2faQZURQf — Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) November 6, 2019 France: Cathedral attacked, statue of saint beheaded, treasure stolen https://t.co/ztYuIBvE28 pic.twitter.com/KmQ4GSrNMk — Voice ... Read more
          

SIN: A Complete Understanding - Volume 1

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SIN: A Complete Understanding - Volume 1


The very thing that has caused division between God and man is the tragedy of sin. With this series of sermons by Thaxter Dickey, we can have a better understanding of all aspects of sin including how to best avoid it. Listen to the whole series for your own complete understanding! 


Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: May 12, 2019



          

Young, Rich and In Charge

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Young, Rich and In Charge


This week's sermon is all about the rich young ruler who asks Jesus about what more he needs to do. Thaxter Dickey discusses why Jesus loved the young man and why the young man wouldn't do the things Jesus told him to do.



Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: October 20, 2019



          

Walking Through Life's Valleys

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Focus on the Family President Jim Daly describes how God carried him through the valleys of his turbulent childhood, healing his heart and strengthening his faith. He also discusses how the display of God's love and grace is the most effective way for impacting our culture.

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Building a Dream Marriage During the Parenting Years

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Author Arlene Pellicane offers practical suggestions to wives on strengthening their marriage, especially if their relationship with their husband has taken a backseat to raising children.

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Boone and Me: A Foster Adoption Story

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Cecil Stokes, a successful TV producer and director, describes how his life and perspective changed dramatically when he adopted his son, Boone. Joined by Boone for this inspiring conversation, Cecil discusses the joys and challenges of adopting from foster care while highlighting the need for more Christians to get involved.

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Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia benefits Autism kids and Their Parents

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Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve child and parent sleep, child behavior and parent fatigue, according to researchers from the University of Missouri

          

New 'bike Helmet' Style Brain Scanner Developed for Children

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A new wearable 'bike helmet' style brain scanner has been developed for young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving

          

4 cenowe pułapki, które towarzyszą wyprzedażom

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Mamy dziś 31 października, który jest znany także jako Światowy Dzień Oszczędzania. Z tej okazji postanowiłam przygotować dla Was krótki wpis o tym, jak nie dać się nieświadomie naciągnąć na niepotrzebne zakupy. Poznacie 4 cenowe pułapki, które są popularne w okresie wyprzedażowym, w który właśnie wchodzimy. „Coraz bliżej święta”, a więc coraz więcej pokus, byśmy ... Czytaj dalej4 cenowe pułapki, które towarzyszą wyprzedażom

Artykuł 4 cenowe pułapki, które towarzyszą wyprzedażom pochodzi z serwisu Kobiece Finanse.


          

Eye on research: A new way to detect and study retinoblastoma

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Researchers advance the field of retinoblastoma research through the discovery and use of aqueous humor biopsy. Genetic tumor information not present in the blood can be detected in this fluid from the eye.
          

Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

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Zebrafish research is a promising way to understand the neural and genetic causes of eye movement problems in people, according to multi-university research.
          

Elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in sports medicine

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Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged sitting and high consumption of caffeine and sugar, and depression and anxiety resulting from internet gaming disorder.
          

Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer's treatment

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Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated. A new study led researchers to suggest that a gene variant may be the key, perhaps providing a new direction toward developing a treatment.
          

Copa: San Francisco – Guatemala City, Guatemala. $269. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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American / Hawaiian Air / United: Los Angeles – Kona, Hawaii (and vice versa). $357 (Regular Economy) / $297 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Delta: Portland – Barcelona, Spain. $648 (Regular Economy) / $528 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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jetBlue: Phoenix – Fort Lauderdale (and vice versa). $229. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Visit 2 Cities – United /All Nippon Airways: Newark – Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo, Japan. $639. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Virgin Australia: Los Angeles – Sydney, Australia. $774. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Qatar Airways: Philadelphia – Nairobi, Kenya. $694. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Southwest: Seattle – Denver (and vice versa). $108. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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American: San Francisco – Paris, France. $389 (Regular Economy) / $269 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Delta: Dallas – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. $377 (Regular Economy) / $317 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Iberia: Chicago – Tel Aviv, Israel. $621. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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[Summer] American: Miami – Paris, France. $374 (Regular Economy) / $260 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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jetBlue: New York – Los Angeles (and vice versa). $197. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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American: Boston – Paris, France. $389 (Regular Economy) / $269 (Basic Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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jetBlue: Washington D.C. – Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. $234. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Tennis: Court challenges Australia to honor her like Laver

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Australian tennis great Margaret Court said she will not return to Melbourne Park until formally invited by Tennis Australia and demanded the sport's national governing body properly recognize her calendar Grand Slam feat.

          

Rugby: Sonny who? Canadians ask as Wolfpack line up Williams

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The rugby world was buzzing on Wednesday as talk intensified that Sonny Bill Williams, the sport's biggest name, was about to sign a record-breaking contract with the Toronto Wolfpack.

          

DIY Natural Eye Shadow

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DIY natural eyeshadow recipes are simple and economical to make. Making your