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Tesla abandons Elon Musk's plan to delist company

BBC Business News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:52
The electric car maker's share price dropped 20% since Elon Musk said he wanted to take it private.
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BBC Business News Feed: Tesla abandons Elon Muskl's plan to delist company

Business Now Mag - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:52
The electric car maker's share price dropped 20% since Elon Musk said he wanted to take it private.
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Musk won’t take Tesla private after all

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:29

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Katy Perry Raise Funds for Musicians in Crisis Through MusicCares

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:20
A portion of the profits from her Califoria gig is going to the non-profit, which was established in 1989.
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Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Production Put on Indefinite Hold After James Gunn Firing

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 05:12
According to sources, the movie's crew members have been dismissed and are free to look for another job.
Categories: Movies

Kissing Bugs: How You Can Get Heart Disease From A Bite

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 04:33
You can get Chagas Disease from the triatomine bug biting you, sucking your blood, and pooping on you. And guess what, this bug is now in 28 states in the U.S.
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Fans Are Convinced Nick Jonas' New Song 'Right Now' Is About Priyanka Chopra

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 04:32
The club-heavy banger finds the Disney alum singing about a lover who is 'my water, my sun, my moon and stars.'
Categories: Music

Critically-ill children 'need more aftercare'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 04:02
More NHS clinical psychologists are needed to help children and their families back on their feet after long-term illness.
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Why is there a measles outbreak in Europe?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:40
Thirty-seven deaths have been recorded from the disease already this year.
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Nicki Minaj Accuses Travis Scott's Manager of Plotting 'Smear Campaign' Against Her

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:17
During her radio show, the femcee claims that Irving Azoff 'contacted people in the media to spread negative things about my tour.'
Categories: Music

Ariana Grande Might Be Returning to Manchester Bombing Venue for Tour

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:10
In a since-deleted Snapchat post, the singer posted a list of of her U.K. tour dates which included a date at Machester Arena.
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow Debuts in Monterey

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:00

Some of the best concept cars recall the past. And this is what Mercedes is trying to accomplish with the EQ Silver Arrow, which made its world debut at Pebble Beach.

The concept pays homage to the W 125 Silver Arrow, which Mercedes built in 1937 as a Grand Prix car. At the same time, the car also previews the future design language for Mercedes, particularly its EQ subbrand.

The one-seater vehicle features an Alubeam Silver paint job that resembles the paint of the original car. Long and low, this 17.4-foot-long rocket has a body structure made of carbon fiber. The model features partially free-standing wheels, with non-rotating hub caps and 168 spokes each. Prominent EQ badging hints at the car’s electric aspirations. Mercedes said the model is conceived to make 738 hp and achieve a range of over 250 mph through an electric powertrain. It has a 80-kilowatt-hour battery.

Step inside and you’ll find just one seat like the W 125. Brown leather mixes with brushed aluminum and wood accents, as well as suede on the side walls. The model also features a large panoramic screen that can tell you which lane of the roadway supports inductive charging. Drivers can “race” classic or current Silver Arrow cars; the panoramic screen will superimpose a virtual racetrack onto the real road.

The EQ Silver Arrow follows two other wild concepts Mercedes has brought to Monterey Car Week in the past few years. In 2016, it debuted the Vision 6 Mercedes-Maybach concept coupe, and a year later, it debuted the cabriolet version.

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Categories: Property

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 BMW Z4

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:50

Take a look at BMW’s Z series, which stretches all the way back to 1989 with the Z1, and you’ll see a few common design themes across the entire lineup. But you’ll see a more obvious design lineage when you look at just the Z3 and last two Z4s. The 2019 BMW Z4 diverges slightly from that lineage, as it ushers in a new design language that’s distinct from its predecessors and even other modern BMWs. But is the brand’s roadster on the right track with this new look? Read on and decide for yourself.

When the production 2019 BMW Z4 debuted in Monterey this week, we only got to see it in M40i First Edition spec. We won’t see the lower 30i trim until closer to its spring 2019 debut, but we don’t imagine too much will change styling-wise. The new Z4 stays pretty true to the concept that debuted at Pebble Beach last year, continuing to sport a stacked headlight arrangement instead of the side-by-side layout seen on virtually every other BMW. The brand’s signature dual kidney grilles remain, but instead of vertical slats they get a 3-D mesh pattern finished in black. Several on staff have compared the look to the Kia Stinger’s “tiger nose” grille.

Looking at both cars from the side with the top up, you’ll notice one big difference: the Z4 has abandoned the power retractable hardtop of the previous model and gone back to a soft top. As such, the look is very different. For a soft top, the new Z4’s cloth roof does a reasonably good job of mimicking a coupe roofline. But it just can’t compete with the sensuous curves of the last-gen Z4’s folding hardtop. The last-gen car also benefits from a longer dash-to-axle, which gives it more cab-rearward proportions. And sadly, likely due to pedestrian crash safety standards, the 2019 Z4 gets a blunted front end instead of the shark nose that made the concept so good-looking. The pendulum starts to swing slightly in the new Z4’s favor when you look at the details, however. A large fender vent can be seen behind the front wheels, where character lines begin and sweep across the doors. Both cars have trunk lids with molded ducktail spoilers, but the one on the 2019 is more pronounced.

There’s no mistaking which car is the new model when looking at them from behind. The 2019 Z4 gets slim taillights that slant inward as they stretch across the trunk lid, but they also appear to slope off of the car’s rear end. In contrast, the outgoing roadster has rounder taillights that aren’t nearly as wide. Both cars feature heavily sculpted rear ends, but the new Z4’s is more dramatic. Time will tell if the look still holds up a decade or so down the road.

The 2019 BMW Z4’s interior is pretty standard fare as modern BMWs come, but there’s a new digital gauge cluster and wide touchscreen display to up the roadster’s tech game. Meanwhile, the old Z4’s cabin looks its age, with a last-gen infotainment screen and a radio display with red graphics, a trait that used to be a BMW trademark. But the outgoing Z4 was unique in how it laid out its HVAC controls. In the center of the dash are four circles, with the outer ones being dials for dual-zone climate control and the inner ones being clusters of buttons for fan speed, vent selection, recirculate, and window/mirror defrosters.

So does the 2019 BMW Z4’s design surpass that of the last model? Tell us in the comments on Facebook!

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Categories: Property

Casey Affleck to Produce and Co-Star in 'Fencer'

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:42
The plot will follow a female athlete who faces personal demons and childhood rivals as she vies for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team.
Categories: Movies

Marvel Aims Best Picture Oscar With 'Black Panther'

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:40
The studio eportedly has hired a veteran awards season strategist to conduct a campaign that will highlight the film's 'creative accomplishments and the global impact it made.'
Categories: Movies