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The Best in Class of 2018

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Euro NCAP announces its annual ‘Best in Class’ winners today and three of the vehicles tested in 2018 have achieved the coveted award[1].  The Mercedes-Benz A‑Class, the stand out performer amongst Small Family Cars and this year’s overall best result; the Lexus ES, the best all-round performer in the Large Family Car category; and the Hyundai NEXO the best of the Large Off-Roaders[2]. The Lexus ES also claimed Euro NCAP’s new award for best performing hybrid or electric car in the 2018 season of safety testing. Euro NCAP Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen said, “In 2018 we introduced tough new tests, with a particular…

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National Football League Brings its Future Talents to Las Vegas

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 Entertainment Capital of the World to Host 2020 NFL Draft LAS VEGAS – The National Football League (NFL) today announced Las Vegas as the official host city of the 2020 NFL Draft. The destination will showcase the newest NFL players just months ahead of joining the league as its newest hometown with the relocation of the Raiders for the 2020 season. “We’re thrilled to be selected for this special event and cannot wait to show the NFL and the world a true Las Vegas experience for the draft,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority…

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An inside look at the CUPRA e-Racer

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Looking at what could be described as a multimedia x-ray, a 3D animation takes us on a journey deep inside the CUPRA e-Racer, the world’s first fully electric competition touring car. With a year to go before it makes its debut, we examine the bones of this car and its main components: - A 450 kg battery, the core element: It accounts for a third of the vehicle’s total weight and is a challenge when developing this model, as explained by the head of engineering at CUPRA, Xavier Serra: “The battery determines the entire design and position of the remaining elements”.…

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Lamborghini Christmas Drive

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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Bruneck, 20/12/2018 – 2018 was an exceptional and truly momentous year for Lamborghini, full of successes and marked by the introduction of its third model, the Super SUV Urus. This is a vehicle that has opened up a new era for Lamborghini and one that became highly desirable immediately, with orders exceeding even the most optimistic expectations. The Lamborghini Christmas Drive was held to bring a positive and intense year to a fitting end: a 750 kilometer long tour held on 13 and 14 December to test the handling of the Urus and of its predecessor, the LM002, in wintry…

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Bitcoin Scams and How to Avoid Them – An Article

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Bitcoin has taken the world by storm, and since its introduction in 2008, it has inevitably faced several controversies. Scammers found a gold mine in the digital currency for many reasons. One of them is the fact that only a few people understand it, which makes it easier to make them believe false promises. Another reason is anonymity – cryptocurrency gives scammers relative ease to cover their tracks. Lastly, a major reason is that it is largely unregulated.  Bitcoin chiefly operates outside of the conventions of a financial system; and this worries regulators as it has the potential to be linked to money laundering,…

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Facebook Targets Indian Money Transfer Market Using Crypto – An Article

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The Full Article was Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com authored by ELIZABETH GAIL Facebook is reportedly working on a cryptocurrency money transfer application that will be integrated into WhatsApp. The service, which is set to be launched in India upon approval, will apparently target the remittances market. According to Bloomberg, WhatsApp is developing a stablecoin for the project, and its value will be pinned to that of the U.S. dollar. A stablecoin will be able to overcome the huge price swings that affect the value of digital currencies such as Bitcoin whose rates can shift by over 10 percent within 48…

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Blockchain Industry Downturn Causing Chinese Investor Jitters – An Article

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The Full Article was Originally Posted on CoinCentral.com authored by ELIZABETH GAIL Chinese blockchain technology investors struggle to deal with the current market slump.  Many Chinese blockchain investors found themselves in an unnerving predicament after the recent disenchanting cryptocurrency market plunge that saw the industry nosedive by over 75 percent.According to the latest reports, many of them are growing skeptical about the viability of blockchain projects. They question whether blockchain was ever the disruptive technology many proclaimed it to be.Blockchain Technology Investor DeparturesLast month, Chinese bitcoin whale Li Xiaolai publicly announced via social media that he was done investing in blockchain…

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Litigation – an article

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining more attention as days pass. Aside from the advantages that cryptocurrencies have like anonymity and easy international transactions, people are enticed by the fact that it can become a good investment. Apart from trading bitcoins for cash, you can also use bitcoins to buy gift cards, book flights, and hotels, buy furniture, or even buy real estate properties. Bitcoin purchases are not taxed at the moment since there is no way for third parties to identify, track, or intercept transactions that use bitcoins. Transaction fees are considerably lower as well compared to credit card transactions or services like…

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Winter Weather Outside is Frightful, Make INSIDE Most Delightful!

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Keep the elements OUT and the HAPPINESS in your home during the winter and beyond! The winter season means guests, inclement weather, and more time spent indoors.  It is also the time of high heating bills and cold drafts.  Home Improvement Expert Tom Kraeutler will share great tips to winter-proof your home, from small weekend fixes to investments that will pay you back many times over in energy savings.  Tom will demonstrate products and solutions to get your home ready for winter.  Including: Protection against Winter Weather: New building materials help protect against moisture from rain and snow AND seal your…

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Cool Gift Countdown with Mario Armstrong

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Time may be running out but Emmy® Award winning technology and digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong won’t let you show up for the holidays with anything less that the coolest gifts, even as we approach the final countdown… Mario’s list: The future will arrive this holiday – with gifts from Samsung powered by Thunderbolt 3 including the Samsung Portable X5 Solid State Drive and the Samsung CJ791 MonitorUse the Mercari: The Selling App, and quickly and easily sell or buy almost anything The All-New Echo Dot smart speaker is stylish and sounds amazing but best of all, it comes with everyone’s…

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