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Memminger Roadster 2.7 is the ultimate VW Beetle

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:05

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As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there's no getting around the fact that they're not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It's a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It's low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid seats.

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Entrepreneur: What Tariffs Mean for Small Businesses

Business Now Mag - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:00
Tariffs are a big topic in the news lately.
Categories: Business

Entrepreneur: Practice This Important Skill to Get Your Way Every Day

Business Now Mag - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:00
Listening is a powerful tool to deepen trust and understanding.
Categories: Business

José Andrés Named One of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2018

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:00
Time magazine has highlighted the Spanish-American chef as one of the most influential people on the planet.
Categories: Restaurants

Camaro wishes Mustang happy birthday, sort of

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:55

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To conclude a long week of news pegged to the 54th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we pass along the special salutation above. And in case you missed it, here's a rundown of this week's Mustang items (and a couple from the days before). It was a busy birthday week.

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Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:46
The court has also refused permission for the parents of the terminally ill toddler to appeal.
Categories: Health

This Tiny Honda Hot Hatch Concept is the Definition of Forbidden Fruit

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:45

As far as mainstream automakers go, Honda’s current lineup is pretty darn fun to drive. You don’t even have to spring for the Si or Type R to enjoy driving the Civic, and it’s almost impossible to not have a great time behind the wheel of the 2.0-liter Accord Sport. Heck, even the Fit is pretty sporty. But despite all of that, we’re still going to complain about the fact there’s no chance Honda will bring this tiny hot hatch concept to the U.S.

Revealed this week at the Indonesia International Motor Show, the diminutive concept in question is called the Small RS. According to Autocar India, it’s most likely a lightly disguised version of the next-generation Honda Brio, a city car sold throughout the Asia Pacific region. But to our American eyes, it looks like the Civic Type R got put in the dryer and shrunk down to an adorable size. And while it’s still identifiable as a modern Honda, we think we like the styling even better than the aggressively in-your-face Civic.

According to a Google-translated release from Honda Indonesia, the Small RS “features a sporty, stylish exterior design in accordance with Honda’s DNA in a small car platform that can be used for everyday activities for young-minded consumers while offering a sporty driving experience.” It also “represents Honda’s vision of how a small sports car should be.” With its large wing, hood scoop, and aerodynamic body kit, we agree. This thing looks like an absolute hoot.

We haven’t been able to find what kind of engine the Small RS uses, but as a concept likely built to get potential customers excited about an upcoming city car, it may not have one. Still, we can only hope the local reception is positive enough to convince Honda to actually put it into production. Even if the U.S. won’t ever get the Small RS (or even a Fit Type R), enthusiasts in the Asia Pacific region deserve to enjoy this baby Type R.

Source: Honda, Autocar India

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BBC Business News Feed: Brexit uncertainty could delay interest rate rise

Business Now Mag - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:31
The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.
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Brexit uncertainty could delay interest rate rise

BBC Business News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:31
The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.
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Brexit uncertainty could delay interest rate rise

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:31
The governor of the Bank of England has said that an interest rate rise is "likely" this year, but any increases will be gradual.
Categories: Business

Neuropsychologist Shares Pro Hockey Players' Secrets To Resilience

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:30
Going back and forth from evaluating NHL players and her clinical practice, an expert on how the brain works realized the hockey players had adopted powerful practices for returning from setbacks.
Categories: Business

Target Won't Be Selling $40 Women's Hunter Wellies After All

Elles Fashion News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:56

After production issues, the $40 version of the $150 boots were scrapped.

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Taking a year off at 38, with a plan to retire at 48

CNN News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:45
April 20 is Scott Sherman's 38th birthday. His gift to himself? Quitting his 9-to-5 job for a year.
Categories: Money

Audi e-tron SUV Can Recharge in as Little as 30 Minutes

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:30

Audi is expected to bring out the production version of the e-tron SUV sometime this year. Ahead of the debut, we now know what to expect from the electric SUV in terms of range and recharging, at least for European markets.

Early press releases said the e-tron could travel 310 miles on a single charge. Now, Audi is placing range at 248.5 miles based on the new WLTP driving cycle, an update to the NEDC test cycle. It’s unclear how this rating would translate to the EPA cycle that’s used here in the U.S. Audi confirmed the floor-mounted battery can store an impressive 95 kilowatt-hours of energy.

The e-tron will be the first vehicle on the market capable of charging at stations with up to 150 kilowatts. An advanced thermal management system in the battery enables the SUV to safely charge up at this level at high-power charging stations that use the European standard Combined Charging System. Audi says it takes less than 30 minutes to juice up. There will be nearly 200 of these compatible stations with six charging points each by the end of 2018, with more to come in the following years.

The e-tron can recharge at AC and DC stations in public areas, or at home with a 230-volt household outlet or a 400-volt three-phase outlet, which takes 8.5 hours. An optional connect charging system will charge your car according to your home’s energy usage and can double the charging power to 22 kilowatts.

Perhaps to draw attention to the strides it has taken to recharge EVs quickly, Audi placed its e-tron prototype in a Faraday cage at the Siemens high-voltage test bay in Berlin. Here, where experts are researching the possibility of lightning-fast charging, Audi ran a test on its e-tron. In the middle of an impulse voltage generator the size of a house, the Audi e-prototype is targeted with a flashover voltage, creating a light show and a crackle over the roof measuring 82 feet tall.

In addition to the e-tron SUV, Audi also plans on introducing an E-tron Sportback in 2019. Both models will be built in Brussels, Belgium.

Source: Audi

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5 Pairs of Plaid Pants to Try Now

Elles Fashion News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:29
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The 5 Things To Know About President Trump's 36-Year Fixation With The Forbes 400

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:27
Of the 1,500+ people who’ve been on the Forbes 400 list since it debuted in 1982, not one of them has been more obsessed with his place on the list than our current president, Donald Trump. Here are the five takeaways of Donald Trump’s fixation with the Forbes 400.
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GM Korea on verge of filing for bankruptcy

CNN News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:20
GM could soon file for bankruptcy protection for its South Korean unit.
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ReVolt plans retro electric motorcycle based on WWII-era BMW

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:15

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Lithium battery technology company Alternet Systems announced Tuesday the formation of a new company that will build an electric motorcycle based on the classic 1938 BMW R71 motorcycle with sidecar used by German troops during World War II and by Steve McQueen to outrun them in the 1963 film "The Great Escape."

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Apple sinks on fears of slowing iPhone sales

CNN News Feed - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:14
Apple's stock is as red as the newest version of the iPhone 8.
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