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LONDON: Sebastian Vettel has won plenty of races in his career, some more emotional than others, but the German's one-two victory in Monaco was of special significance for Ferrari fans starved of success in recent years. The last time the Italian team won in the Mediterranean principality was 16 years ago - in 2001 with Vettel's compatriot Michael Schumacher leading a one-two. Schumacher, the eventual seven-times world champion, ended a similar 16-year Ferrari drought in Monaco in 1997 with a victory that followed fan favourite Gilles Villeneuve's 1981 triumph. Villeneuve, Schumacher, Vettel. The roll call is spine-tingling but results are what really matter and a quick comparison of Schumacher's first six races of 2001 and Vettel's current performance will really get the heart racing at Maranello. Schumacher - who ended the season with his fourth title - won the opener in Australia that year, as did Vettel this.
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A company that operates long-term care homes for seniors in northeastern Alberta says it's firing current nursing care employees and going with a private contractor rather than trying to bargain a first contract with them.
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A city centre nightclub was evacuated in the early hours of Tuesday following the discovery of a suspect package in Exeter.Police closed off a large section around Exeter High Street following the discovery outside Chevalier at 11:30pm on Monday.Up to 200 people were asked to leave the club after police spoke with staff. Due to the current threat level a 100m cordon was put in place.Police have confirmed a suspect package was found in the area and that armed police were involved in the...
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In the world of sailing, there are many records to compete over. Speed records, endurance records, size records. The fastest crossing, the longest solo journey, the largest yacht. But not all records concern superlatives, for example in the size stakes, there are also records for the smallest vessels. The Atlantic crossing has been completed by a succession of ever smaller boats over the years, and the current record from 1993 is held by the 5'4 (1.626m) boat Father's Day . Records are made to be broken, and there is now a challenger to the crown in the form of the impossibly tiny 42 (1.067m) Undaunted , the creation of [Matt Kent], who intends to sail the boat from the Canary Islands to the USA in around 4 months. The boat's design is definitely unusual, with a square aluminium hull of equal beam and length, and a very deep keel that has an emergency drinking water tank as its ballast.
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By Brett Tingley Astronomers working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in New Mexico have discovered a mysterious object in the Cygnus A galaxy. Cygnus A is about 800 million light-years from Earth and is one of the strongest sources of radio waves in the known universe. In this radio image taken by the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA), the object in question is the bright orb below the large galactic center. The object was first spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, but it was believed to be a cluster of young stars at the time. These most recent observations show that the object has very quickly become “extraordinarily bright,” baffling astronomers as to what its identity might be. The object is found in the Cygnus A galaxy, seen here by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Rick Perley, an NRAO astronomer who spotted the luminous anomaly, says that whatever the object is, it lit up to its current brightness relatively recently : To our surprise, we found a prominent new feature near the galaxy’s nucleus that did not appear in any previous published images.
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Duterte has claimed multiple times , including in his recent interview with RT , that the CIA would want to kill him for upsetting the current world power structure and cozying up to adversaries Russia and China. And yet, according to Duterte, even with full knowledge of this ISIS-linked insurgency, the U.S. decided to block an arms sale to the Pacific nation that would most likely be used to combat these militants. Why would they do that? Because of alleged human rights abuses , as was the official explanation? The U.S. just signed over $110 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia, a rights-abusing , ISIS-sponsoring radical Islamic nation — and barely batted an eyelid in doing so. On one hand, it seems the U.S. could very well be playing a game of chess with Duterte, perhaps even going so far as facilitating the movement of militants that could put added pressure on his defiant government in order to ensure that America wont lose its military bases in the country ; using the potential ISIS threat as justification for their presence.
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The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: how do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable. Now scientists have created a test sensitive enough to detect 'hidden' HIV, and yet is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current 'gold standard' test.
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Right, i need the help of the bit-tech hive mind once more... My box of junk PC's current trick is to randomly lock up... The PC will start stuttering and then will stop responding completely. No Bugcheck/BSOD, no error, just no response from the PC. [On a couple of occasions the screen has gone off]. My first instinct was overheating but none of the temps head north of 50, and rolling back the overclock hasn't helped either. Any ideas?