Audi Q2 L E-Tron Is An Electric Crossover With 165 Miles Of Range

Audi unveiled the Q2 L e-tron at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this week, but it was hard to notice as the company focused nearly all of its attention on the AI:ME concept. While the automaker didn’t say much about the crossover, it was designed specifically for the Chinese market and will go into production at their Foshan plant later this year. Based on the extended wheelbase Q2 L, which…

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Victor Hugo gave Notre Dame life as the vibrant heart of France. It can be reborn | Bradley Stephens

The rise of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the top of France’s bestseller list shows how much the spirit of the cathedral still matters Victor Hugo was not enamoured with the title of Frederic Shoberl’s English translation of his 1831 novel Notre-Dame de Paris. For the future “great man” of French literature, the book’s main attraction was the gothic cathedral itself, not its hunchbacked bell-ringer. Hugo thought that Notre…

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Singapore black metal band’s gig cancelled after complaint from church

The “pro-Satanic” group were due to perform in Kuala Lumpur over the Easter weekend Devouror A Singapore black metal band have been forced to cancel their scheduled show due to complaints from the Council of Churches of Malaysia. Devouror, who released their ‘Slay For Satan’ EP back in January, were due to take to the stage in Kuala Lumpur for the first time on Easter Sunday (April 21). However, the organisers…

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Every Single Call of Duty Game, Ranked

One of the most successful video game franchises in history is easily Call of Duty. The first-person shooter has spinoffs and trilogies, and all of the games have been financially successful, although the entertainment value and quality of the games vary slightly. With that said, the fact that Call of Duty still sells countless games every time a new one is released speaks volumes about the consistent nature of the…

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Colorado Dem Gov signs national popular vote bill

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law this week the act which will allocate his state’s nine electoral college votes to whichever candidate wins the so-called “national popular vote.” This change, sought nearly exclusively by Democrats, won’t take effect unless enough states sign on to the premise and commit their votes. The magic number is 270 electoral votes. The addition of Colorado’s nine brings the current tally of votes…

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Corporate Image: Why Your Brand’s Public Perception Matters More Than Ever Now

Yesterday, Contently, a content marketing software company that connects freelance creators with enterprise brands, tweeted a letter from their CEO that won over the freelance community just as fast as the issue they were addressing sparked backlash against them. In a controversial move to help them reach profitability, and, in turn, provide more creative opportunities to their freelancers, Contently announced last Wednesday that they would charge freelancers a mandatory service…

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What Kind of Traveler Are You?

The modern traveler has some pretty different needs from the traveler of the past. Travelers today are mobile-dependent and they expect on-demand, immediate service. Most importantly, they expect a high level of personalization both during their experience at your property and in your communications with them before and after. Things have changed for hoteliers as well. With OTAs consolidating and the sharing economy creeping in, profit margins are shrinking, making…

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How a Stroke Can Happen When You’re Young Like Luke Perry

Strokes are sometimes referred to as “brain attacks” (instead of “heart attacks”) because they occur when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to your brain, as opposed to your heart.1 As a result, brain cells die and brain damage can occur. Without proper and timely treatment, a stroke can be lethal. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an estimated…

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8 ways to challenge your mind

    A 17 knot north-east breeze is my kind of breeze.  Not to heavy and not too light – just perfect for dinghy racing on Sydney Harbour. When I first moved to Sydney just over 10 years ago, one of the drawcards was the opportunity to learn how to sail.  My husband grew up sailing boats.  He was enrolled in learn-to-sail holiday programs from the age of 8.  I…

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