LE MANS, France: The pole-sitting Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led the Le Mans 24 Hour Race into the early hours of Sunday (jUN 16) as the Japanese manufacturer stayed on course for a predictable back-to-back win.After nine hours, they had a seven-second lead on the other Toyota hybrid of Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima who triumphed 12 months ago.Two laps off the pace was the SMP Racing car of Stephane Sarrazin, Egor Orudzhev and Sergey Sirotkin.Most of the drama in the opening nine hours was down the field.The Corvette of Swiss driver Marcel Fassler spun after contact with the Porsche of Japan's Satoshi Hoshino who is driving for the team backed by film star Patrick Dempsey and US television.After two, violent clashes with the safety barriers, the Corvette had to be lifted off the circuit by a crane with the crew forced to abandon.Alonso, 37, is signing off on another chapter of his storied career, hoping to add back-to-back Le Mans … [Read more...] about Motor racing: Toyota v Toyota as Le Mans heads into night
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COPENHAGEN: Denmark's opposition Social Democrats won Wednesday's (Jun 5) general election after a campaign focused on concerns over the climate, welfare and immigration, as support plunged for the far right and surged for the main green party.Liberal Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, whose party has been in power for 14 of the past 18 years, conceded defeat after the Social Democrats emerged as the biggest party with 25.9 per cent of votes, giving the left-wing bloc a majority of 91 of the 179 seats in parliament, with 100 per cent of votes counted.Rasmussen's Liberal Party won 23.4 per cent of the votes, up almost four points since the 2015 election, but the rightwing bloc only took 75 seats."We had a really good election, but there will be a change of government," Rasmussen told supporters late Wednesday.The leader of the Social Democrats and the likely next prime minister, 41-year-old Mette Frederiksen, said Danes had "chosen a new majority, and a new direction".Rasmussen's … [Read more...] about Social Democrats win Danish general election, ousting right wing
WASHINGTON: Boeing said on Sunday that some of its medium-haul 737s, including the 737 Max 8, could have a defective wing part, but there had been no reports of flight issues linked to the defect. The US aviation giant, which has been rocked by an unprecedented crisis after its 737 Max 8 fleet was grounded in March, said a subcontractor had told it about problems with a batch of a part involved in deploying the wings' leading edge. The leading edge of an aircraft is key to take-off and landing because it is meant to improve the wing's drag and therefore the jet's aerodynamics. Boeing said in a statement it had relayed the defective lot number to aircraft owners so they can inspect the parts. If operators find the defective parts on their aircraft, they should replace them, it said. "This is a device considered critical because if the leading edge slats don't deploy symmetrically, there could be a lift differential that can be dangerous especially on take-off and landing," an … [Read more...] about Boeing: Some 737s may have faulty wing part
Boeing announced Sunday that some of its medium-haul 737s, including the 737 MAX 8, could have a defective wing part, but that there had been no reports of flight issues linked to the defect. The American aviation giant, which has been rocked by an unprecedented crisis after its entire 737 MAX 8 fleet was grounded in mid-March, said a subcontractor informed it of problems with a batch of a part involved in deploying the wings' leading edge. The leading edge of an aircraft is key to takeoff and landing because it is meant to improve the wing's drag and therefore the jet's aerodynamics. Boeing said in a statement that it had relayed the defective lot number to aircraft owners so they can inspect the parts in question. If operators find the defective parts on their aircraft, they should replace them before putting the plane back in service, the company said. "This is a device considered critical because if the leading edge slats don't deploy symmetrically, there could be a lift … [Read more...] about Boeing finds wing defect, including among some MAX
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 "The Long Night" aired earlier this week and proved why HBO's Game of Thrones is undoubtedly the best TV show of all time. There were several interesting fight sequences in the show but the most important one came right before the end when we saw Arya Stark using her Valyrian steel knife to kill the Night King.Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 8:In the recently released Game of Thrones episode, we saw Night King and his army of thousands of White Walkers marching towards the Winterfell. Night King was obviously flying high on his wight dragon and Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow were fighting him from their respective dragons.In the very last scene of the episode, Theon was brutally murdered by Night King. The Night King advances towards Bran Stark and was about to kill him when Arya Stark jumps over him and stabs him with her Valyrian steel knife. Within just a second, the Night King, who was unharmed even by dragon fire, shattered into pieces … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones season 8: Night King to come back in episode 6?