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Once again, Mazda’s strategy was one of caution: chassis 003 would run in 767 specifications, while chassis 001 and 002 would run as 767Bs. This time, the outcome was a bit more predictable, with chassis 001 finishing the race in seventh place overall, followed by chassis 002 in ninth and chassis 003 in 12 th . In the GTP class (which, in fairness, consisted only of the Mazda entries), the cars finished first through third. Chassis 767-003 was upgraded to 767B specifications following the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and at its next outing, the October 1989 Fuji 1000 kilometers, qualified 19 th and finished the race in 11 th place, or second in the four-car GTP field. Its 1990 season began with a transmission failure at the Fuji 500 kilometers in March, followed by a rainout and race cancellation at the Fuji 1000 kilometers in April. The car next appeared at the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, but this time, was Mazda’s safety net, backing up the all-new Mazda 787 endurance racers.
The Points Guy
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While still known for sporting some of the industry's top onboard bling, Emirates has been flying the Airbus A380 for roughly eight years, so the superjumbo is about due for a refresh. And now we have an idea of what to expect from the carrier's new latest and greatest. At next month's ITB travel trade show in Berlin, Emirates will show off some improvements to its wide-body fleet, including the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 . Given today's fairly quiet unveiling , I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more details pop up over the next few days, but we do know that the A380's onboard bar will be getting a major refresh, starting with a new A380 that'll begin service in July. First, here's a 360-degree view of the current bar: Emirates President Tim Clark explains the thinking behind the airline's new common area: In our latest revamp, we have taken inspiration from private yacht cabins, and amongst other thoughtful touches, we have increased the seating space, and also made it more intimate and conducive for our passengers to socialise or enjoy our lounge service.
Autocar
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Overall dimensions looks unchanged but a longer wheelbase should provide passengers with more legroom; it'll come with three and four-cylinder engines The next Ford Focus is ramping up for a 2019 launch, with engineers currently testing late-build prototypes. Spotted by Autocar photographers, these new images show the fourth-generation model’s real skin beneath a disguise being tested in arctic conditions. Such testing only takes place when the car’s look and specification are mature, to prove that the finished model works well under extreme conditions and to fine-tune its braking and stability electronics. The new Focus, set to be revealed in early 2018 ahead of a launch the following year, will follow the same evolutionary path as the recently unveiled Fiesta , using Ford’s highly flexible global C-class platform. It will only come as a five-door saloon: Ford is keeping its development funds for making more SUVs, which European president Jim Farley believes are turning into “preferred family cars”.
Global Research
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Mind Shift
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And she will often pair a lower-level English speaker with a higher-level English speaker who speaks the same native language. All the instruction and materials are in English, but teachers expect students to use their first languages to help one another make meaning, one of the many strategies they use to keep the level of thinking high. WARMUP, ASSIGNING ROLES One Wednesday morning in Heistand’s senior English class, students started the class period by writing about why they agreed or disagreed with various statements like, “People should trust their leaders to make decisions for them.” Heistand says she always gives students a chance to prewrite before sharing their answers verbally, so that those who are less comfortable with English have something to share. After the writing exercise, students moved physically to different parts of the room based on their responses and shared their opinions with a partner.
Universe Today
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Between these three exoplanets, and the four others in the system, astronomers now have a multiple candidates within the same star system to study what potentially-habitable worlds might look like. Artist's concept of the TRAPPIST-1 star system, an ultra-cool dwarf that has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech During the course of the NASA press briefing, Dr. Gillon stressed why the discovery of this system is a major boon for astronomers and planetary scientists. Not only is this the first time that so many exoplanets have been discovered around the same star, but the fact that it is a red dwarf a class of small, cooler, dimmer stars is especially encouraging. Compared to other classes, red dwarfs (aka. M-class stars) are the most frequent type of star in the Universe making up an estimated 70% of stars in our galaxy alone .
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Less than a year ago, an international team of astronomers put the star TRAPPIST-1 in the news. TRAPPIST-1 itself is unremarkable, belonging to the class of small, dim stars known as "ultracool dwarfs." Rather, it was the presence of three planets orbiting the star that made the news. While they probably orbit too close to support liquid water, TRAPPIST-1's proximity to Earth—it's less than 40 light years away—makes detailed observations of any planetary atmospheres a realistic possibility. But the orbit of the outermost planet, TRAPPIST-1d, wasn't well defined by the initial observations, causing its discoverers to go back for some followup observations. Those turned up four more planets , three of which are likely to be in the habitable zone of their host star. As the orbit of the outer one is, once again, certain, more observations will undoubtedly be in the works.
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Education will again get the lion's share of the budget. But the money allocated does not balance out with the performance of some education departments, especially the Eastern Cape. The province was again the poorest performer for the matric class of 2016. Inadequate infrastructure also hampers teaching and learning in the province, which is exacerbated by under expenditure. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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World class tennis is coming to South Africa when the ITF Young Seniors World Championships takes place in Cape Town in March and April this year. 300 players from 25 countries will be playing in the team and individual events. Players from the ages of 35 to the Super Seniors -- 65 to 85 years of age -- will be competing. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Guardian - Film
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Clint Eastwood went back to the genre that made his name and deconstructed its tropes, making it current by incorporating the psychological impact of killing The best picture race at the 1993 Oscars was one where many sides of 20th century machismo were examinedusually by groups of men shouting really loudly at each other. There was Scent of a Woman where Al Pacino road tested his mid-90smaximum volumeapproach; Stephen Rea’s howls in the Crying Game ; and Jack Nicholson’s bellows of pure testosterone in A Few Good Men . Merchant-Ivory’s rather more subtle Howard’s End featured mostly internal screams brought on by that most vexing of subjects: Edwardian class struggle . The winner, though, was a film in which toxic masculinity oozed out of the screen, delivered with a mix of muttering and barely raised voices. Related: My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Midnight Cowboy Continue reading...
Mind Shift
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She remembers one shy freshman boy who lacked confidence and most writing skills. Now, he’s a junior in her class and she says it’s a joy to read his well-developed paragraphs that flow together and express high-level thinking. He’s also become much more confident as a learner. “Ideally they should have learned this in elementary and junior high school,” said Lauren Salamone, who teaches sophomores Global History. “That’s your automatic reaction, but it’s not the reality.” There’s a lot of writing on the New York Regents Global History exam, which requires students to answer several document-based questions as well as two essays covering a lot of content. Salamone didnt resist the writing strategies because she could see early on that her students didnt have the skills to write at the level required of them. And, to her surprise, her students were grateful to learn the code to good writing.
Al Jazeera
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At least six people have been killed in Guinea's capital, Conakry, during protests sparked by a teacher's strike. Students have called on teachers to end their three week-long strike over pay, so they can return to class. There have also been reports of looting and arrests of journalists. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The impact was felt mostly in the restaurant industry, where immigrants make up nearly 23 percent of the national workforce, The Washington Post’s Perry Stein reported. The employees who wrote the social media comments all work at Rubidoux High School in Jurupa Unified School District, where more than 80 percent of students are Hispanic or Latino. Nearly 70 percent of the residents of Jurupa Valley, a city more than 40 miles outside downtown Los Angeles, are Hispanic or Latino. The comments have since been deleted, but images of the posts are still circulating online. The images show that the Facebook conversation about the students appears to have been started by social science teacher Geoffrey Greer, who wrote that his class size was cut by half on Thursday — “best school day ever.” He said the reduction in class size “only served to SUPPORT Trump’s initiatives and prove how much better things might be without all this overcrowding.
MCN
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Ducati's new SuperSport and SuperSport S are kind of in a class of their own. They're not quite as practical as bikes like the Kawasaki Z1000SX, but not as focussed as a full-on sportsbike. So what are both models like to ride? Get the best of biking EVERY day... Latest motorcycle news: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ Sign up to MCN Xtra -- the new MCN newsletter: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ Like /MotorCycleNews on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MotorcycleNews/ Follow @MCNnews on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNNews Follow @MCNsport on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNSport Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the world’s biggest print and online motorcycle publication. All the greatest motorcycle video content from the world’s most respected motorcycling media brand. Since 1955 MCN is available weekly in both print and digital editions and 24/7 on motorcyclenews.com. http://ow.ly/10pe69
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The 3.5-litre V6, restricted to around 480bhp because of its class regulations, will be replaced with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8. The new engine will produce 789bhp at 7000rpm and 627lb ft of torque at 5900rpm. Drive is sent through a hydraulically controlled single-clutch seven-speed sequential transmission. Steering wheel mounted paddles activate pneumatic gear selectors. The steering wheel will also include a Ferrari Manettino-style dial that will allow the driver to switch between four different driving modes: Track, Sport, Comfort and Rain. A further dial, that’s only operational in Track mode, allows control over the traction control. Image 3 of 7 Image 3 of 7 Like the race car, SCG003S has a full carbonfibre chassis and bodywork, with double wishbone front and rear suspension. But as this is actually a road car there are all the mod cons you’d expect from a modern supercar.
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A Mexican politician has angered parents after showing a class of students how to put on a condom using her mouth.
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