The five most beautiful F1 cars of all time

The five most beautiful F1 cars of all time

Story highlights Piola started drawing F1 cars in 1969 He rates Red Bull’s RB5 as one of all-time great designs The Italian technical journalist has charted some of the groundbreaking changes that have redefined racing cars and made F1 one of the most enduring and popular sports on the planet. “I believe nearly all the pieces of a F1 car can go to an art museum because they are refined to the limit — it’s a pure expression of efficiency and simplicity,” Piola told CNN. Visit CNN.com/motorsport for more news…

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Wage theft endemic for Australia’s backpackers: study

Wage theft endemic for Australia’s backpackers: study

ONE in three backpackers and international students are paid half the legal minimum wage amid widespread “wage theft” that extends beyond fruit picking and farm work, a study shows. A small percentage have been made to pay up-front “deposits” to secure a job in Australia or return cash to their employer after being paid, while others have had passports confiscated by employers. The UNSW Sydney and UTS study found wage theft is endemic among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants, a substantial number of whom experience severe underpayment. Camera…

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Airbnb denies contributing to housing affordability problems

Airbnb denies contributing to housing affordability problems

Posted November 21, 2017 00:01:01 Airbnb denies worsening housing affordability by soaking up residential properties for tourist accommodation, and its co-founder has said governments need to accept that his company’s business model is here to stay. The home sharing website’s co-founder Joe Gebbia is visiting Australia, in part to try and smooth regulatory hurdles that have threatened to stifle the company’s growth in Australia. Despite having more than 40,000 listings in News South Wales, including about 25,000 in Sydney, the state has yet to pass specific laws governing Airbnb rentals,…

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Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis movie illustrates the rough terrain underlying some parts of the PIGThe melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. New radar images reveal the mighty Pine Island Glacier (PIG) to be sitting on a rugged rock bed populated by big hills, tall cliffs and deep scour marks. Such features are likely to slow the ice body’s retreat as the climate warms, researchers say. The study appears in the…

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