Abt puts di Grassi in the shade at Hong Kong ePrix

Abt puts di Grassi in the shade at Hong Kong ePrix

For most of his Formula E career he has watched his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler teammate Lucas di Grassi take the plaudits, but at Sunday’s Hong Kong ePrix it was Abt who stood tallest on the podium. The German driver looked destined to finish runner-up in the second race at the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Formula E season as Edoardo Mortara, Venturi Racing’s rookie driver, led the way for much of the race. But disaster struck for the Italian with two laps remaining as he spun his car allowing…

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Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'

Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'

Image copyrightGetty Images Claims that 300,000 tonnes of mud due to be dumped off Cardiff Bay is toxic are “wrong, alarmist and go against all internationally-accepted scientific evidence”. Controversial plans to dispose of mud from the Hinkley Point C nuclear project are being scrutinised by members of the Welsh assembly. Campaigners want further testing. But the company behind the project said the mud had been tested “independently to highly conservative standards”. The disposal is needed as part of EDF’s £19.6bn Hinkley C power plant building project. Chris Fayers, EDF’s head…

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QR can't promise more than three new trains before Commonwealth Games

QR can't promise more than three new trains before Commonwealth Games

Updated December 06, 2017 18:52:10 Photo: A Next Generation Rollingstock train which has arrived in Queensland but is undergoing modification work. (ABC News) Queensland Rail (QR) is unable to guarantee that there will be any more than three new trains running by the start of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next April, and is not ruling out further problems with those few. The rollout of New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) trains was delayed for more than a year after hundreds of defects and safety issues were identified. Today, QR chief…

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Sydney stadiums debate shows sport's political power is waning

Sydney stadiums debate shows sport's political power is waning

By David Rowe, Western Sydney University Posted December 06, 2017 13:35:46 Photo: Does Sydney’s Olympic Stadium really need rebuilding? (Supplied: NSW Government) Less than two decades after Sydney hosted the Olympics, its sports infrastructure is back in the national consciousness. The New South Wales Government has come in for heavy criticism over its plan to knock down and rebuild the Olympic Stadium in Sydney’s west and the Sydney Football Stadium, which sits in the east alongside the Sydney Cricket Ground. The cost? Somewhere above $2 billion. Suddenly, the media-sport-politics machine…

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West Coast Highway footbridge gets nod

West Coast Highway footbridge gets nod

MAIN Roads has given Iconic Scarborough developer 3 Oceans Property in-principle approval for a West Coast Highway pedestrian bridge, now thought to be a crucial component of the $450 million plan. The 11th-hour nod for the $5 million public footbridge — which will be paid for by 3 Oceans — may address concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety, which are expected to be raised when the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board meets tomorrow to decide whether to approve the project. The 43-level twin towers, on the old Contacio bar site at…

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