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16 Dec 18
The Midnight Society

Chapter 4: Past – Summer 2002   It was one of those really hot, and humid summers that felt as if you were about to melt on the sidewalk. Just like any seventeen-year-old, I had to get a job to help pay some of the bills. Personally, I think my parents just wanted me to […]

16 Dec 18
The Sun
IF you want proof the Nissan Qashqai has become well and truly sewn into the fabric of Britain, try typing it into your phone. It’s a completely nonsense word, breaking even the most basic rules of English grammar, but your phone won’t try to correct you. Nissan’s Qashqai keeps on getting better and the revamped version is more fuel efficient and powerful No passive aggressive suggestions such as “did you mean ‘cash and carry’?” or “what about ‘quash quickly?’” So popular, it has slipped its way into our lexicon without us even noticing. How popular? Well, more than three million have rolled off the Sunderland production lines over the past 12 years. Sixty thousand were sold in Britain last year alone. Flattered by multiple imitations since its launch in 2006, the word Qashqai isn’t far off becoming shorthand for “family SUV”, in the same was as people say “Jeep” instead of 4×4 or “Hoover” rather than vacuum cleaner. Even so, Nissan must not rest on its laurels — those imitations I mentioned mean the C-segment SUV market has become as crowded as Katie Price’s living room on Christmas morning. The Qashqai is frequently imitated after changing the SUV market Pressure from government- enforced emissions regulations equals the pressure from rivals, so for 2019 Nissan is introducing a range of new engines to complement the Qashqai’s 2017 exterior makeover. “New engines? How boring,” I hear you say. But bear with me, because this is important. Many of you will drive a Qashqai already. Those who do, or have in the past, will probably agree it could be accused of being a little boring to drive. Not bad to drive, just dull. The introduction of a new 160PS 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine — replacing the old 1.6- litre — has changed all that. The 1.3 litre Qashqai is more slick to drive While still not head- snappingly fast, the sub-nine seconds 0-62mph time feels urgent and purposeful. That’s because, while horsepower is more or less the same, this new engine has dumped on an extra 20Nm of torque, making the lower end of the rev band much more responsive. I was even caught out at slow speeds — a gentle nudge had me lurching ungracefully around a car park. Around town the extra shove means making gaps at busy junctions is much less nerve-racking. But this beefed-up Qashqai also attacks country roads with real vigour. The Qashqai features some excellent touches If it wasn’t for the painfully flabby and unengaging steering, the 160PS Qashqai could almost be called a sporty SUV. And the best part? It produces less CO2 and drinks ten per cent less petrol, and the increased efficiency means the Qashqai’s service-interval mileage has risen from 12,500 to 18,000. That’s money in your pocket, folks. If you want to save yourself a further £1,100 you can option the same engine in a lower state of tune — 140PS — and for many that’s all the engine needed. It’s noticeably slower but still competent. The 160PS Qashqai features a hi-tech interior Like its bigger brother, the smaller engine smashes all the headline figures of the previous 1.2-litre it’s replacing. There’s also a new, more powerful diesel in the mix, but Nissan will be lucky if it accounts for even 20 per cent of sales. There’s one more thing to shout about — the introduction of a dual clutch transmission. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MOTORS” posts_category=”9670″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Gone is the laggy, clunky automatic, in comes a buttery-smooth and joyously linear wet double clutch system which rivals that of VW, the pioneers in this field. It really is a classy touch. It can only be mated with the more powerful engine but it’s a match made in heaven. Like VW with the Golf GTI, Nissan is a victim of its own success. The original Qashqai set the standard, so it has to work extra hard to meet expectations of customers in a saturated segment. With these new engines, it’s bought itself two more years of being top of the pile. Swift beemer is bit of a devil OWNERS of sports cars love nothing more than talking numbers. Horsepower, torque figures, kerb weight and 0-62mph sprint times all lodged into memory banks to be whipped out any moment the conversation turns towards vehicles. The BMW M3 is expensive, but you get a lot of car for your money So when I tell a few petrol-sniffing mates that the £86k BMW M3 CS is only 10bhp more powerful than a standard 444bhp M3 and around 10kg lighter, they don’t seem very impressed. But this manic M3 is not just about the numbers. It has been precision engineered to be bonkers quick and ultra-precise around a race circuit or when pounding a punishing road. Need proof? The crankshaft is lighter and stronger for improved engine response, a magnesium oil pan has been introduced to allow a better flow of lubricant at cornering forces up to 1.4g, and a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic bonnet is 25 per cent lighter than the one on the standard car. BMW M3 CS is a bit of an animal Steering is sharper, suspension is tuned for the track and power delivery throughout the range is now better than ever. This car is an absolute beast. It’s been a while since a vehicle genuinely had my heart beating out of my chest. But when the M3 CS is flicked into its most hardcore settings, it is a total animal. The guttural growl of the quad exhaust pipes sounds like Satan sneezing, the steering is pleasingly precise and the generous dollop of torque constantly threatens to unstick the fat Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres at the rear in a cloud of expensive smoke. BMW M3 CS has plenty of room inside and the interior is flawless But as with any M3, you can still throw the kids in the back and some shopping in the boot, while Comfort settings are, erm, pretty comfortable. With just 1,200 models being made and this generation of the mighty M3 slowly being phased out, the potent CS looks set to become a future classic. It’s a car that lives in a little world of its own and one that is likely to leave number-hungry petrolheads in awe. [boxout headline=”GO: BMW M3 CS” intro=”Key Facts:”]Price: £86,380 Engine: 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged 0-62mph: 3.9 seconds Top speed: 174mph Economy: 34mpg CO2: 194g/km Length: 4.6 metres [/boxout] Gifts are ride ‘n’ joy BIKING has come a long way since the days of leather vests and DayGlo all-in-ones. Being seen on two wheels is now bang on trend. Whether your friend or a family member loves the thrill of a sports bike, or simply enjoys looking cool outside the nearest hipster coffee shop, we have put together a collection of gift ideas for Santa’s list. The Bell Eliminator Helmet is highly comfortable for the rider Bell Eliminator helmet, £349.99, urbanrider.co.uk: Bell’s racing pedigree means this helmet has the latest safety tech but also packs bags of style. Available with a peak (for that meaty scrambler look) and a variety of visors, it is one of the lightest and most comfortable helmets money can buy. Belstaff Brooklands jacket, £525, belstaff.co.uk: Classic styling meets modern technology. This 8oz waxed-cotton masterpiece boasts the latest D30 T5 EVO X removable shoulder and elbow protectors, as well as sealed seams for protection against the British weather. Dainese D-Core socks, £22.95, dainese.com: Christmas would not be complete without the gift of socks. But these breathable bad boys have been designed specially for the most comfortable, ergonomic fit. Compression tech reduces vibration and optimises blood flow, and the high cut fits snugly into protective boots. Deus Ex Machina Warren washbag, £40, urbanrider.co.uk: Deus Ex Machina is arguably the hippest motorcycle/surfing/lifestyle brand in the business right now and its range of rucksacks, duffle bags and hold-alls have been designed to complement each other. This washbag is the coolest way to transport a toothbrush. Knox Urbane shirt looks great but its design principle is safety Knox Urbane armoured shirt, £159.99, legacy85.co.uk: Big, bulky biking jackets are so yesterday. It is now all about riding in a casual shirt or hoodie, but this raises a few questions about safety. The Knox armoured shirt can be worn underneath any garment to provide abrasion resistance, as well as shoulder, elbow and extensive back protection. Racer Forge Urban heated gloves, £195, urbanrider.co.uk: Banish freezing-cold hands with a pair of clever, electrically heated bike gloves. Operated by a small rechargeable battery, these hand-warmers look the business, offering three heat settings and six hours of heat on a single charge. Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez watch, £642.40, store.motogp.com: Limited to 4,999 pieces, this Swiss-made 2018 model features orange and black detailing, the Spaniard’s racing number on the back and its own helmet display case. A must for any MotoGP fan. [bc_video video_id=”5747560474001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=” Take your BBQ on tour with this ultimate Nissan pick-up truck fitted with grill, fridge and the kitchen sink “]
16 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

The police suffer from the spread of neonatal content through the Internet. Agents of the National Police, in collaboration with Europol and the Swiss Federal Police, have arrested three boys aged 21 to 23 in Barcelona, ​​Tarragona and Zaragoza as presumed responsible for the Spanish section of one of the most influential neo-Nazi web pages […]

16 Dec 18
GetComics

Year : 2006-2008 | Size : 160 MB

Mythos is a six-issue series of one-shot Marvel comic books written by Paul Jenkins and fully painted by Paolo Rivera, each issue is based on the origin story of a particular character or group within Marvel’s collective universe.

16 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
KATIE TAYLOR entered the ring to Fairytale of New York in the Big Apple – and wrote another chapter in a fairytale boxing career. The 32-year-old made it look easy against an old foe from her amateur days. Katie Taylor produced a classy display Undefeated Eva Wahlstrom showed tenacity but was outclassed from the off and clearly unable to deal with Taylor’s superior speed. The Bray Bomber did not lose a single round, and forced the action for the first half of the fight. Wahlstrom – who suffered a deep cut in an accidental clash of heads – came under intense pressure later in the bout and the two-minute round format probably saved her from a stoppage loss. The Finnish veteran, 38, was on the ropes in the ninth round as Taylor looked to deliver a stoppage in front of the New York fans. WATCH! @KatieTaylor used @poguesofficial for her ringwalk, tune in NOW to watch her fight Eva Wahlstrom #CaneloRocky pic.twitter.com/PkPGSGb55o — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) December 16, 2018 That was not to be – but it meant the crowds were treated to another display of quality in the 10th. Taylor toyed with her old rival and landed a flurry of punishing body shots, raising cheers around the iconic arena. This was arguably her most impressive display since turning professional. 💥🤛 “The two other Champions to become undisputed then Serrano and Braekhus would be fantastic for 2019“ – @KatieTaylor 🎯 pic.twitter.com/DPH1GUXx3i — Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 16, 2018 Wahlstrom came in with a record of 22-1-0 and Taylor looked to be in a totally different league as she retained her WBA and IBF world lightweight titles with consummate ease. In her post-fight TV interview, the Wicklow star acknowledged that greater tests lie ahead. She will go into those world title unification bouts as an overwhelming favourite judging by tonight’s performance. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /]
16 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

The major update to the game, which went online December 12 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, added a number of new features and content to the game, including brand new options for controller sensitivity settings. The two new sensitivity settings are ADS and High Zoom Sensitivity. Both are located in the Controls section […]

16 Dec 18
Brian Posen

Brian Posen, a longtime member of the Chicago theater and comedy scene, earned his master of fine arts in acting at the University of Illinois. Chicago resident Brian Posen graduated from the school in 1993, earning an award for his excellence in teaching during his graduate studies. The Illinois Theatre MFA program is a daily […]

16 Dec 18
Just your average procrastinator

This is the 6th assignment in the Securitytube Linux Assembly Expert 32-bit. Task: Take up 3 shellcodes from shell-storm and create polymorphic versions of them to beat pattern matching. Requirements: The Polymorphic versions cannot be larger than 150% of the existing shellcode. ex: if the original shellcode is 30 bytes, the target shellcode should be […]

16 Dec 18
Baking in the Burbs

Hello fellow foodies! I hope you all are having a great weekend. Are you ready for Christmas? I’m certainly not. I still have shopping to do. Am I the only one? It’s probably because I keep baking things! I can’t help myself. I’d much rather make up a new recipe than go to a shopping […]

16 Dec 18
Technology Arena

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16 Dec 18
TheDailyNoodle

The Holidays are here! Did you know that the plastic bags you may wrap your holiday cookies in this year could take up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill? This holiday season is a perfect time to start reducing your plastic waste. Reducing your waste/carbon footprint is a great way to improve yourself […]

16 Dec 18

Amsterdam sure is a place to stimulate all of your senses, from the beautiful river canals, the whirring of bike wheels and bike bells and the smells of…well I’ll let you figure that one out. Amsterdam sure is a place to check out and I was fortunate enough to visit it this year.

16 Dec 18
GetComics

Year : 2011-2016 | Size : 2.1 GB

In 1971, NASA launched space probe Pioneer 10 for a mission on Jupiter, but the probe later found a portal that drove it across the universe by light speed. The event was witnessed through telescope by Kirby Freeman, a young smart student from New York City who lives with his college partner and secret romantic interest, Bobbi Ramirez, whose father, Jake, is a police officer. Some time later, two mysterious beings transported alien races across the universe. So Kirby, Bobbi and Jake must work together to solve the mystery these heroes are on Earth before a group of villains threaten to destroy it.