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British Grand Prix future uncertain beyond 2019 as Silverstone activates break clause

The future of the British Grand Prix has been left uncertain after Silverstone’s owner confirmed it has activated a break clause to cease hosting the race after 2019. Silverstone has been home to the race every year since 1987. However, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which owns the circuit, is struggling with the financial cost of hosting it. “We have reached tipping point,” said BRDC chairman John Grant. “We can no longer let our passion for the sport rule our heads. We sustained losses of £2.8m in 2015 and…

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Gaming 

Sony PlayStation 5 Arriving in 2019, Linked to 4K TV Adoption: Analyst

The recent PS4 Pro debut and upcoming Xbox One X launch have led some to speculate we’re seeing the wholesale retirement of the traditional console launch cycle. It’s possible Sony and Microsoft have transitioned to something like the iPhone model, as new products launch with backwards compatibility, and older models work with the latest software and receive OS updates for a substantial period of time (typically 3-4 years for Apple, markedly less for Android devices depending on the manufacturer). Sony has made some recent comments indicating there will be a PlayStation 5, however…

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2019 Rugby World Cup: Fiji qualify with victory over Tonga

Fiji players celebrate Saturday, July 8, 2017 Fiji have secured their spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Saturday’s 14-10 victory over Tonga in Nuku’alofa, thanks to Leone Nakarawa’s try and three Ben Volavola penalties, saw Fiji confirmed as the top Oceania qualifier and they will now join Australia, Wales and Georgia in Group D at Japan 2019. The last remaining spot in the group will be taken by the winner of the Americas 2 qualifier, which will be either Canada or Uruguay. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Focus: The Largest Airport In The World To Open In 2019 In Beijing

The world’s largest airport is going to open in Beijing in 2019 and it is the work of the late renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The brand new airport claims to be the biggest, according to a report released by Reuters with the unofficial current name Beijing New Airport. Daxing district is going to be the home of the new airport and will be serving the constantly growing needs that Beijing has in regards to air transport. Civil aviation presence is going to be drastically increased for the entire country because…

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News: Heathrow confirms new Elizabeth line services from 2019

Heathrow, Transport for London and the department for transport have agreed a commitment to boost integrated rail connectivity to the airport, including the addition of two new Elizabeth line trains per hour serving Terminal 5 from December 2019. Under the plan, services to Heathrow will increase from 18 trains per hour today to at least 22 trains per hour in 2019, of which six will be on the Elizabeth line. A train will depart Central London to Heathrow on average every two-and-a-half minutes – including two Elizabeth line trains per…

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News: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection set to debut in 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray into the cruise industry for a luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is…

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Technology 

Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019

A consortium of British companies has unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The Driven group also plans to try out a fleet of autonomous vehicles between London and Oxford. The cars will communicate with each other about any hazards and should operate with almost full autonomy – but will have a human on board as well. Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads. The Driven consortium is led by…

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