Lewis Hamilton tempests to shaft position for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton tempests to shaft position for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton delivered another masterclass to take pole for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Briton said his remarkable achievements over the single lap, with 90 poles now and counting, were almost hard to take in. His Mercedes team, however, served blunt evidence in Budapest they are in a class apart, locking out the front row and to what could be considered the front-four places. Hamilton now occupies rarefied air indeed in the qualifying pantheon. His seventh pole in Hungary matches the track record held by Michael Schumacher and he is…

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Structural discrimination against older increased in COVID-19 time, according to the FRA study

Structural discrimination against older increased in COVID-19 time, according to the FRA study

The coronavirus pandemic has hit older people hard, with age-related stereotypes reinforced and freedom of movement restricted, according to a study published by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) at the end of June. However, the pandemic may have brought generations closer together again in the short term. In Spain, several thousand families have initiated lawsuits against care institutions, claiming that the death of residents due to COVID-19 was deliberately accepted as a risk. During the peak of the pandemic, many Italian hospitals were running out of ventilation facilities, and the…

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Norwegian mega-carbon capture project worth 2.1 billion euros gets approved

Norwegian mega-carbon capture project worth 2.1 billion euros gets approved

The Norwegian government’s decision to fund the scale-up of carbon-capture-storage (CCS) technology with more than €2 billion got the green light from a state aid regulator on Friday (17 July). It is the largest tranche of funding ever approved by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) body. Norway has been cleared to pay 80% of the costs on a large-scale CCS project by the state aid regulator of the EFTA, which hailed the plan as a “groundbreaking step towards tackling climate change”. EFTA’s Surveillance Authority (ESA) ensures that Norway, Iceland…

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