African safari – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:51:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://we-are-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png African safari – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ 32 32 Strikes? The fault of work. Immigration? Blame the lawyers. Don’t blame Boris Johnson | Marine Hyde https://we-are-africa.org/strikes-the-fault-of-work-immigration-blame-the-lawyers-dont-blame-boris-johnson-marine-hyde/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:44:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/strikes-the-fault-of-work-immigration-blame-the-lawyers-dont-blame-boris-johnson-marine-hyde/ gI am glad to hear that Boris Johnson chaired a cabinet meeting on the cost of living crisis this morning, just hours after last night’s lavish Tory fundraiser in which someone paid £37 £000 for a weekend of filming (benefit seekers will be given high visibility jackets and a five-minute head start). Other prizes included […]]]>

gI am glad to hear that Boris Johnson chaired a cabinet meeting on the cost of living crisis this morning, just hours after last night’s lavish Tory fundraiser in which someone paid £37 £000 for a weekend of filming (benefit seekers will be given high visibility jackets and a five-minute head start). Other prizes included a £65,000 African Safari (the same thing, played only in a Kigali hotel) and £120,000 for dinner with Johnson, David Cameron and Theresa May – together. From this last Sartrean prize, a fundraiser a participant told Politico“I suspect this is the kind of thing CCHQ auctions off but never actually happens.” Kind of like most government policies, then.

Johnson himself recovered from nose surgery yesterday morning, with speculative explanations ranging from the things people accuse you of when you’re the kind of guy who tells endless lies to the things people accuse you of when you are the type of guy who tells endless lies. Or to give these the title they deserve: The boy from Geppetto, spotted talking about himself for nine hours in studio 54. Actual medical explanations range from sinus problems to brave sinuses simply dismissing the rest of Johnson’s body, in a lonely and desperately brave protest that has now been brutally stopped by surgery. Their fight should not be forgotten. For now, Johnson’s friends keep saying things like “He’s in King Kong mode,” which sounds like a reality check to say about a guy who looks more and more like the cartoon. an artist from the court of the Honey Monster. Or maybe Darth Sidious with a brie addiction.

Either way, all of this is taking place against the backdrop of the current industrial action by the railway workers, which the government cares almost enough to make the slightest effort to stop. But not quite. It is hard to imagine how the strikers could have engendered a feeling of solidarity among the ministers. Perhaps if one in eight male railroad workers were currently facing sexual misconduct allegations, as about one in eight male MPs do, it would have sparked a kind of game-recognition-game camaraderie. .

As it stands, the RMT says employers have offered them a 2 per cent pay rise with the potential for a 1 per cent increase if they agree to layoffs and changes in working practices, while a government that a few months ago recklessly promised a high-wage economy now casually says of that goal: “I wouldn’t put a deadline on it.” Which means a lot more coming from MPs who recently won a 2.7% pay rise, with Jacob Rees-Mogg leading the successful effort to stop the release of security pass data showing just how frequency they even appear in parliament. Mogg would now even refusing to wear his parliamentary pass, claiming “an absolute and ancient right of access” to the building. In decidedly unrelated news, Boris Johnson has just derided railway workers for “work practices that some date back to the 19th century”.

Downing Street is no doubt hoping this kind of thing will distract from the other thing that has been much talked about here and even abroad: the Friday night Times story about Johnson offering his then-girlfriend (now wife) Carrie a job, as Chief of Staff at the Foreign Office. This was taken from later editions of the Saturday newspaper and online following an appeal from Downing Street. A number of sources have since suggested to various outlets that the story is true, while even the Prime Minister’s spokesman strangely refuses to publicly state on behalf of the country’s main liar that it is not. . Carrie Johnson’s spokesperson opted for a classic denial“It’s an old story that’s as wrong today as it was then.” You will have noticed that this enlightens you about as much as a statement like, “There is the same amount of money in my purse now as there was then.”

Unofficially, Downing Street suggested the story was sexist. Hmmm. There is often an element of sexism in the coverage of the Johnsons, as there is often in the coverage of, say, Meghan and Harry. It is at the heart of some people’s self-delusion about what happened to their golden boy Boris to claim he was captured and turned badly by a woman, instead of being able to act like a dignified immoral, greedy and chaotic – emptying everything on its own. In fact, that’s all he did. It is the event horizon of ethics. Sorry if this seemed confusing to anyone? As Miles the most powerful individual in the couple’s dynamic, it all depends on Johnson – and Johnson alone – whether he seeks to make his girlfriend chief of staff at the Foreign Office, or his now wife. head of communications for a Prince William project, or a COP26 Ambassador. It’s all on the PM if he secretly snatches donors to buy her some gold wallpaper she chose, just like it was all on him when he stepped in to take his infosec guru/girlfriend on three lucrative trade missions with him when he was Mayor of London.

His refusal to take responsibility for all of this, ever, has increasingly created a government in his image – a government that ricochets between shifting blame and cleaning up. Of course, the strikes are Labour’s fault, even though they have been out of power for 12 years. Of course, the lawyers are the reason they don’t have an active immigration policy. Of course, there’s no reason to take responsibility for breaking your own laws – of course, you can’t even be expected to know your own laws. People have spent far too long thinking about what “Johnsonism” is when it’s really quite simple: it’s always, always someone else’s fault. And, by extension, someone else’s problem.

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All cars will debut at this year’s Festival of Speed https://we-are-africa.org/all-cars-will-debut-at-this-years-festival-of-speed/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 14:09:45 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/all-cars-will-debut-at-this-years-festival-of-speed/ Jhe Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​2022 will run from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, with a slew of vehicle launches expected. This year’s theme for the hill climb is “innovators – the brains of motorsport”, with event organizers promising to focus on historic and future achievements in the automotive industry. 31 After a […]]]>

Jhe Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​2022 will run from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, with a slew of vehicle launches expected.

This year’s theme for the hill climb is “innovators – the brains of motorsport”, with event organizers promising to focus on historic and future achievements in the automotive industry.

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After a strong move away from traditional car shows in recent years, further hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, automakers are capitalizing on the success of the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​by unveiling new metals.

Here’s our guide to the biggest reveals taking place during this year’s four-day festival.

Bentley Flying Spur S

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Bentley has announced a new addition to its S line.

The Bentley Flying Spur 2023 will be officially unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Joining the third-generation lineup first launched in 2019, the Flying Spur S is available with your choice of a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 or a 2.9-liter plug-in hybrid V6.

There is no S-badged variant with the flagship W12 6.0-litre engine; however, the gasoline V8 and hybrid V6 are good for 0-100 km/h in 4.0 and 4.2 seconds, respectively.

Design highlights include; a darkened exterior, tinted headlights and taillights, black quad exhaust pipes, S badging and a black grille.

BMW M3 Touring

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Camouflage will finally break away from the long-awaited 2023 BMW M3 Touring at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Making its Uphill debut, the M3 Touring is confirmed for the Australian market, although the local timing is currently unknown.

It is expected to be available in all-wheel-drive Competition flagship form, with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six engine producing 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque.

Late last week, BMW confirmed that the M3 Touring had set a Nürburgring lap record time for a wagon, posting a time of 7:35.060. It also makes it faster than the current twin-turbo V8-powered F90 M5 Competition.

Additionally, the first high-performance 3 Series station wagon will join the 2023 M3 in adopting the brand’s latest curved display, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 14.9-inch infotainment system running iDrive. 8.

Stay tuned WhatCar.com.au this week for the official unveiling of the 2023 BMW M3 Touring.

Genesis X Speedium Coupe

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Korean luxury brand Genesis confirmed the Coupe X Speedium concept will make its “real world” debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The event will mark its first public sighting since its unveiling in April.

It follows the previous X Concept reveal, with the Speedium coupe featuring a new grilleless front end, as well as a longer wheelbase and squarer roofline – potentially suggesting plans for a large four-door coupe to side of the next generation Limousine G90.

The Genesis X Speedium Coupe will be presented alongside the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70, recently driven in prototype form in Australia. To read and watch our first ride review, click here.

Kia EV6 GT

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The powerfull Kia EV6 GT 2023 electric car will make an appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Led by British rally driver Jade Paveley, the all-electric crossover will take on the famous hill climb several times over the weekend.

Kia claims the EV6 GT can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.5 seconds, with 430 kW of power and 740 Nm of torque and a top speed of 260 km/h.

It is listed from £59,995 (AU$105,000) in the UK, with prices likely to fall just below the $100,000 mark in Australia.

Kia is expected to launch the 2023 EV6 GT in Australia in the first quarter of next year.

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The stretched Land Rover Defender 130 will be joined by the all-new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

With eight seats and a gigantic body of 5.4 m, the Land Rover Defender 130 2023 is the greatest Defender of all time, battling against the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS – in addition to competition within the family.

The brand new Range Rover 2023 and his smallest Range Rover Sports 2023 will be fighting for attention at the festival, with Land Rover also showcasing its two next-generation luxury 4x4s at the event.

Maserati Grecale

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luxury italian brand maserati will make its debut with the Grecale and the MC20 Cielo at Goodwood.

Revealed for the first time in Italy at the end of March, the Maserati Grecale 2023 crossover will take on the famous hill climb next week, giving the UK public a first taste of it.

Joining the First Glance category, the Grecale Trofeo – powered by a 390kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 – can hit 100km/h in 3.8 seconds to reach a top speed of 285km/h.

During this time, the 2023 MC20 Cielo convertible will complete the iconic 1.16-mile (1.87 km) course in the Supercar class, ahead of its Australian debut next year.

Nissan Juke Rally Tribute

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Nissan has transformed its urban 2022 Juke Hybrid with a real Rally Tribute version.

First revealed in mid-2021 as a digital concept, the Nissan Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute will join the rally circuit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Back in the UK from the Sahara Desert, the Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute will be presented by Rob Gill, experienced rally driver and car editor for The sun newspaper.

The electrified rally concept will be joined by a replica of the 1971 East African Safari Rally-winning Nissan 240Z, and the production hybrid Juke.

Nissan Australia has confirmed that there are no current plans to introduce the Juke Hybrid locally.

Polestar 5

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Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer The North Star moving forward at full speed in 2022.

The 2024 Polestar 5 The electric sedan will be unveiled on June 23 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, just weeks after the preview presentation of the Polestar 3 crossover.

A coupe version of the SUV, badged Polestar 4, was also teased last week.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the Festival of Speed ​​was the natural venue for the car’s dynamic debut.

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“Goodwood is our favorite place to show off our cars in a passionate environment,” Ingenlath said.

“Our UK R&D team are doing an incredible job developing the car, and we are proud to be able to highlight their hard work at this early stage.”

The flagship prototype sedan will be joined by the performance-focused Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 – which won’t be available in Australia.

Black Rolls-Royce badge

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Rolls Royce will present its collection of Black Badge vehicles this year.

The collection was first introduced in 2016 and now includes four members: Ghost, Cullinan, Dawn and Wraith.

The four vehicles should be displayed on the Laundry Green, next to Goodwood House.

According to the firm, the sportiest range accounts for 27% of Rolls-Royce’s global sales, with the Ghost becoming the latest model to receive the Black Badge treatment in 2021.

Two examples of the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost will be on display, featuring a blue and black unit with red brake calipers joined by a lime green example with a dark carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy located in the VIP area.

Notably, the flagship Phantom is unlikely to join the sportier Black Badge range, which focuses on an ultra-luxury experience.

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Kenya: Race against time as Kavisi heads into final test of WRC Safari Rally https://we-are-africa.org/kenya-race-against-time-as-kavisi-heads-into-final-test-of-wrc-safari-rally/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:52:51 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/kenya-race-against-time-as-kavisi-heads-into-final-test-of-wrc-safari-rally/ Nairobi – Evans Kavisi and his navigator Absalom Aswani will make their third and final test at Kiambu’s Twisty Corners on Friday, well in time for the WRC Safari Rally, to be held in Naivasha from June 23-26. After their first two test drives at Stoni Athi, the KCB Racing Team duo discovered a few […]]]>

Nairobi – Evans Kavisi and his navigator Absalom Aswani will make their third and final test at Kiambu’s Twisty Corners on Friday, well in time for the WRC Safari Rally, to be held in Naivasha from June 23-26.

After their first two test drives at Stoni Athi, the KCB Racing Team duo discovered a few broken parts that needed to be replaced.

Sailor Absalom Aswani explains: “After the first two tests at Stoni Athi, we disassembled the car to do a laser check for moving mechanical parts and gears that could not be seen with the naked eye.

“It was to quickly detect any cracks that were about to break. These are the gears inside the gearbox, the center differential and the rear differential, the arms and the drive shafts, so we went back to the workshop to replace them.”

The pair will race a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 that they have been fine-tuning at the team’s workshop in Westlands ahead of the Safari adventure.

Last year, the duo did not complete the Safari but are determined to break the curse of the 2022 edition.

The event sponsored by KCB Bank Kenya, Toyota Kenya and Quickmart will begin on Wednesday with Shakedown at Ndulele Conservancy, KICC Ceremonial State and Kasarani Super Special Stage (SSS) on Thursday will culminate at Hell’s Gate Wolf Power Stage.

The Kavisi rider is confident things will go well after their final test as this will pave the way for their final stage of preparation.

Kavisi: “Our goal this time is to complete the trip first and then think about all the points, standings and standings later.”

“The aim of the first two tests at Stoni Athi was to hit the mileage, so we did around 80km of one test. Then the car underwent a strip rebuild to fix the faulty parts”

“Our test on Friday will be a 10+ kilometer test to see if the car is in good condition for the Naivasha adventure,” Kavisi said, adding, “For you to earn points, you have to finish first. We hope to finish this year’s competition in a respectable place but after a complete overhaul of the car.”

The KCBL-sponsored duo have already tested on black cotton at Stoni Athi and will head to the red ground surface Twisty Corners in Kiambu for their final test before descending to Naivasha well in time for the week-long program next week. .

Kavisi took part in the East African Classic Safari Rally (EASCR) in February where he was a late entrant after securing a last minute sponsorship from the Minti Motorsport team.