This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 32 BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III became the first monarch to address Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday as part of a high-profile visit by the U.K. head of state aimed at bolstering ties between the two European powers. Speaking to lawmakers and other dignitaries in the packed lower house, Charles stressed the close bonds between the United Kingdom and Germany going back centuries, including his own family links to the royal House of Hannover, and the present-day economic, scientific, cultural and military cooperation between the two countries. Charles noted that London and Berlin have provided considerable aid to Ukraine in its efforts to fend off Russia's invasion, a point that will appeal to … [Read more...] about King Charles III addresses German parliament, meets Scholz
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Fox lawsuit highlights effects of conspiracies on Dominion
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 PHOENIX (AP) — In Arizona’s most populous county, elected officials are bracing for what could happen when it comes time to replace its $2 million-a-year contract for voting equipment. Officials in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, say they have no concerns about their current vendor, Dominion Voting Systems. The problem is that the company has been ensnared in a web of conspiracy theories since the 2020 presidential election that have undermined public confidence in U.S. elections among conservative voters, led to calls to ban voting machines in some places and triggered death threats against election officials across the country. “I have concerns over my own personal security if we re-enlist Dominion,” Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican elected in 2020, said in a court filing. “It went from a company that nobody had heard about to a … [Read more...] about Fox lawsuit highlights effects of conspiracies on Dominion
Mercedes made more progress since season began than during winter – Russell · RaceFans
Mercedes driver George Russell believes the team have gained more performance since the start of the season than throughout the entire winter. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The team has endured a frustrating start to 2023 championship, running behind rivals Red Bull for the second year in succession and being beaten by power unit customers Aston Martin. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, Russell admitted Mercedes had been forced to re-evaluate what it expected to get out of the 2023 season following their slow start to the year. “I think it’s a case of managing expectations and just focusing on yourself and that development,” Russell said. “We all believed over the winter what we were doing was correct because it was an evolution of what we did throughout last year. And we all saw the improvements we made as a team throughout last year to win a race at the end of the year and be fighting at the front. It caught us by surprise to … [Read more...] about Mercedes made more progress since season began than during winter – Russell · RaceFans
GMC And EarthCruiser Team Up To Make An Overlanding Hummer EV Concept
General Motors (GM) announced a partnership with overland specialist outfitter EarthCruiser that will result in a GMC Hummer EV pickup concept vehicle and a subsequent line of accessories for the zero-emissions truck. Founded in 2009 in Australia, EarthCruiser specializes in making off-road-ready machines that range from over-the-top Unimog builds to more down-to-earth slide-in campers for pickups. “GMC has long been a leader in professional-grade trucks with 100-plus years of uncompromising pickup capability, luxury, and driver control,” said Josh Tavel, GM executive chief engineer, Battery Electric Trucks. “We had an instant connection with EarthCruiser — a leader in the overland community — and their similar vision to accelerate the zero-tailpipe-emissions future. EarthCruiser products have proven their performance in environments around the world and we’re excited to join them on this next chapter of adventure and exploration.” The two companies will develop … [Read more...] about GMC And EarthCruiser Team Up To Make An Overlanding Hummer EV Concept
Martin Whitaker: From working with Senna to running the Saudi Arabian GP
Listen to this article The man who heads race promoter Saudi Motorsport Company, and who is largely responsible for the success of the event, is Briton Martin Whitaker. Prior to becoming involved in the circuit and event operation business Whitaker's career followed an unusual path that saw him working for bosses as diverse as Bernie Ecclestone, Jean-Marie Balestre, Max Mosley and Ron Dennis. Along the way, he's experienced the sport from every possible angle, including that of manufacturer and entrant in F1 and the WRC. His CV is one of the busiest of any top executive in motorsport, and yet he claims never to have needed to compose one as he's never had a job interview – instead people come and find him. From a family background of fruit farming and winemaking in Gloucestershire, Whitaker got his start as a junior reporter for Motoring News. Journalism wasn't his thing however, and in 1985 he switched to become press officer for the RAC MSA, which saw him involved in … [Read more...] about Martin Whitaker: From working with Senna to running the Saudi Arabian GP
F1 penalties: What penalties can drivers receive and how do they get banned?
Listen to this article Just like in any other sport, in Formula 1 if drivers don't follow the rules set out by the FIA, then they can be penalised for it. However, it isn't rare for drivers to find themselves victims of bizarrely harsh penalties which sometimes don't even seem to make sense - like the infamous 65-grid penalty Stoffel Vandoorne suffered in Spa in 2017. F1 can be a complicated form of motorsport and sometimes penalties confuse viewers because of their technicality. What is the reason behind a penalty? Why are there different types of penalties? Here's what penalties occur in F1, what different punishments drivers are given, how teams may also be penalised and how it can lead to a race ban. The FIA stewards dish out the penalties Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images What are F1 penalties? There are a range of F1 penalties, depending on the severity of the driver's or team's action. Warnings Starting with warnings, which are the … [Read more...] about F1 penalties: What penalties can drivers receive and how do they get banned?