Introduced back in 2015 as a way of encouraging smaller Japanese teams to construct their own cars instead of relying on European imports, the Mother Chassis has become an established and popular part of the varied GT300 landscape. A standard Dome tub and GTA-supplied engine (an unbranded Nissan V8) form the basis of one of three rulesets currently allowed in the GT300 class alongside FIA GT3 cars and SUPER GT’s own GT300 (formerly JAF GT300) machines. But, with just two examples left on the grid in 2021 - the Cars Tokai/Inging Lotus Evora and the Team Mach Toyota 86 - the subclass has gone out of fashion in recent years, and risks even disappearing from the championship altogether in the coming seasons. To understand why the Mother Chassis has steadily fallen out of favour with teams, it’s worth considering the state of the GT300 landscape back when it was first brought in. Following their introduction to the series a decade ago, FIA GT3 cars quickly came to dominate … [Read more...] about Does SUPER GT’s Mother Chassis still have a future?
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mother was charged after authorities allege she placed her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car in an attempt to isolate him after he had tested positive for COVID-19 and then took him to a drive-thru testing site. The 41-year-old is charged with endangering a child. Authorities allege her son was found on Monday in her car’s trunk at a testing site for the Cypress-Fairbanks school district in northwest Houston. The woman is a teacher with the district, which said in a statement that the child was not harmed. The charge was filed Wednesday but not made public until Friday. The school district’s director of health services, Bevin Gordon, was gathering information from vehicles that were in line for COVID-19 testing at a district stadium on Monday when she discovered that the 13-year-old was in the trunk of a car, according to a court document. “(The mother) stated that she put (her son) inside the trunk to prevent her from getting exposed to … [Read more...] about Houston mother charged after son found in trunk at COVID test site
Serbia's Novak Djokovic arrived in Melbourne on January 5, beginning a protracted fight over his visa SYDNEY - Novak Djokovic probably "did not know" of his own positive Covid-19 test result when he mixed with the public in Serbia without a mask, his mother said Wednesday in a television interview. The unvaccinated tennis superstar was seen in Belgrade after he claims he tested positive for Covid-19 on December 16 -- the basis for the vaccine exemption he used to enter Australia. On December 17, the day after the positive PCR test result, he attended the launch of a Serbian stamp bearing his image and he also appeared unmasked beside young tennis players in Belgrade. "He did not know probably," his mother Dijana told Australia's Channel 7 television. "He did not know because when he realised that he is positive then he go to isolation because he did not know," she said, suggesting that it would be better to ask Djokovic himself. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said it … [Read more...] about Djokovic ‘did not know’ of Covid result when in public: mother
8 It was the big day: the day the real instruments would arrive. Max Fay, 22, who has Down syndrome and autism, had spent months - along with his special education classmates at Annandale High School in Fairfax County Public Schools - prepping for this moment. The students, all of whom have learning disabilities that earn them Category B or "severely disabled" status, had first learned the basics of rhythm under the tutelage of music teacher Annie Ray. Then she taught them how to read musical symbols. And in recent weeks, she had given them faux instruments made of cardboard. They had practiced taking out the instruments at the start of each class and putting them away at the end, proving they could handle violins and cellos made of wood. Now, Fay's wooden cello, donated by Jenna Day, the owner of a local violin shop who wanted to support the class, was finally here. Fay stared as it emerged from its glittering black … [Read more...] about A teacher hoped to connect with students with disabilities. She found a way through music.
Mike Gherman , the neighbor, remembers the shock of seeing his back yard filled with smoke so thick that his dog collapsed, unable to breathe. Bob Tucker, the friend, remembers the shiver of fear that hit him when he saw all the cars in the driveway outside the blazing house but none of their owners in the yard. And Chuck Rosenthal , the prosecutor, recalls the ominous words from a woman standing beside him as he waited to be admitted to the crime scene: "If Bob isn't in there, he did it." The horrifying tableau at 9782 Westview remains unforgettable 10 years later. Five bodies -- an entire family save one -- lay inside the modest Spring Branch home, killed by fire and human hand. Each was bound with plastic zip cords, the same used to tie down hoses or handcuff prisoners. Their heads were covered with plastic trash bags taped tightly around the neck. Two were fortunate enough to die before the fire began to rage. Three were not. On Tuesday, the family holocaust will be … [Read more...] about Man who killed 5 in family faces execution
3 Nobody does Black friendship like Tracy Oliver, the buzzy writer and producer behind "Girls Trip," "The First Wives Club" reboot and the new show "Harlem." Without her girls (onscreen and off), she probably wouldn't be here - here being the top of a decade-long climb that began when she co-produced the web series "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl" with her college pal Issa Rae. For Oliver, sisterhood hasn't just been good for business; it is the business. "I really like writing friendships. There's something fun to me about capturing that sisterhood and that love that we have for one another," said the showrunner, 32, whose latest series is her sumptuous take on Black female friendship above New York City's 110th Street. "Harlem" has been a critical darling since its December premiere on Amazon Prime. That achievement came hot off the heels of Oliver's reported eight-figure multiyear deal with Apple Plus. And, if a long-awaited … [Read more...] about ‘Harlem’ creator Tracy Oliver knows the power of Black female friendship
Elizabeth Holmes's Silicon Valley fraud trial packed many of the elements that have made her case so high-profile SAN FRANCISCO - Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was once vaunted as the next Steve Jobs, but her Silicon Valley startup crashed under claims of deception and she was convicted on Monday of defrauding investors. Holmes's startup vowed to revolutionize diagnostics with self-service machines that could run an array of tests on just drops of blood, but her empire collapsed after it was revealed the testing machines didn't work as promised. Her case has long inspired fascination for its themes of money, celebrity and a stunning fall -- and her trial in California was laced with the same drama. Here are some keys moments: - 'Blood energy drink' - The line of journalists and spectators hoping to get a seat in the courtroom began forming on many days in the pre-dawn darkness outside the federal courthouse in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Some people … [Read more...] about Wigs, spectators, tears: Theranos fraud trial key moments
டிரைவ் ஸ்பார்க் நான்கு சக்கர வாகனங்கள் Four Wheelers oi-Mohan Krishnamoorthy By Mohan Krishnamoorthy Published: Monday, January 3, 2022, 22:46 [IST] டாடா மோட்டார்ஸ் நிறுவனத்தில் இருந்து சமீபத்தில் அறிமுகப்படுத்தப்பட்ட புத்தம் புதிய பஞ்ச் மைக்ரோ-எஸ்யூவி காரினை இளைஞர் ஒருவர் தனது அம்மாவுக்கு பரிசாக வழங்கியுள்ளார். நெட்டிசன்கள் பலரை வெகுவாக கவர்ந்திருக்கும் இந்த நிகழ்வை பற்றி விரிவாக இனி இந்த செய்தியில் பார்ப்போம். பெற்றோருக்கு பரிசுகளை வழங்குவது பலருக்கு பிடித்த விஷயமாக இருக்கும். அதிலும் இந்தியாவில் பெற்றோர்- குழந்தைகளுக்கு இடையேயான பிணைப்பு இன்னும் வலுவானது என்றுதான் சொல்ல வேண்டும். ஒவ்வொருவரும் அவ்வப்போது தங்களது பெற்றோர்களுக்கு சிறு சிறு பரிசுகளை நன்நாளில் வழங்குவது உண்டு. இருப்பினும் சொந்தமாக வீடு கட்டி தருவது, நிலம் வாங்குவது என பெரிய பட்ஜெட்டிலான பரிசு சிறு வயதில் இருந்தே கனவாக இருக்கும். இந்த வரிசையில் புதிய காரை வாங்கி கொடுப்பதையும் சேர்த்து கொள்ளலாம். அதாவது, தனது சொந்த பயன்பாட்டிற்கு ஒரு கார் இருக்க, … [Read more...] about “எனது அம்மாவுக்கு பரிசாக புத்தம் புதிய டாடா பஞ்ச் கார்…” – மெய்சிலிர்க்க வைத்த சாஃப்ட்வேர் என்ஜினீயர்!!
Let’s have a round of applause for Esteban Ocon . Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Not, of course, for the woeful incident which cost Max Verstappen victory in Brazil yesterday. The Red Bull driver had put in a superb performance and was on his way to a victory which would have ranked alongside Lewis Hamilton’s German GP triumph as one of the best of the season. What Ocon deserves praise for is the tremendous restraint he showed when his former karting and F3 rival came looking for a fight in the FIA weighing area after the race . Footage of the incident shows Ocon replying to an unheard comment from Verstappen, who then began to push the Force India driver while he was still talking. Ocon raised a hand in defence, prompting Verstappen to shove him again, forcing him off the weighing platform. The pair continued to remonstrate as Verstappen began to walk away, then returned to shove Ocon a third time. As F1 driver bust-ups go, this is far from … [Read more...] about Comment: Verstappen should have had ban for shoving Ocon – RaceFans