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‘BJR owed Bathurst 1000 result’: Percat



'BJR owed Bathurst 1000 result': Percat

Nick Percat says he is eager to finish his tenure with Brad Jones Racing with a strong result at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

Percat arrives at Mount Panorama seventh in the standings, 56 points ahead of Erebus Motorsport rookie Will Brown.

The 33-year-old had a strong run at Sydney Motorsport Park, scoring his 13th career podium in Race 21.

The #8 R&J Batteries Commodore was set to launch from pole on Sunday for the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight final before rain intervened.

Percat, who won the 2011 Bathurst 1000 on his debut with Garth Tander, will move to Walkinshaw Andretti United for the 2022 season.

The South Australian has racked up two wins for BJR since joining the squad in 2017, but a Great Race win has remained elusive.

His best Bathurst 1000 result for the Albury-based team remains seventh alongside Macauley Jones in 2018.

Percat, who will be joined by Dale Wood at December’s Great Race, said he thinks the team owes a good result on the Mountain.

“It’s literally Christmas for us as drivers, it’s the most exciting race of the year,” Percat told

“It would be nice to sign a positive agreement with Brad and the team, I feel we have a result to thank at Bathurst.

“Over the past few years we’ve had our annoying power steering problems there, I think two or three times in a row, so this year I hope it will be a better run.”

To date, BJR has achieved three podium results at Mount Panorama.

The last time a BJR entry claimed a Bathurst podium was in 2009 when Cameron McConville and the late Jason Richards finished second to Tander and Will Davison.

For Percat, his focus remains on delivering a result for BJR.

“It would be nice if I took off the helmet after the race on Sunday to know that we had a solid day and gave 100 percent,” Percat continued.

Percat achieved his 13th career podium in Sydney

“Ideally we will come away with a really good result and be on the podium.

“But for me personally I just want to have a problem free weekend, have a solid Sunday and see where we land.”

The week-long Repco Bathurst 1000 will also feature the Dunlop Series, Porsche Carrera Cup, Toyota Gazoo Racing 86 Series, Touring Car Racing, Touring Car Masters, S5000, GTWCA, SuperUtes and TransAm.

Grandstand tickets are available for the event and campsites are also available for purchase.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship and Dunlop Series seasons will conclude at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

The Great Race is shown to millions of fans around the world via Foxtel, Kayo and the Seven Network. Tickets for the event are now on sale.


MoUs with Amazon by states ‘unhappy’: Confederation of All India Traders




MoUs with Amazon by states 'unhappy': Confederation of All India Traders
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said on Sunday it is “deeply unfortunate and regrettable” that several Indian states have entered into memorandum of understanding (MOUs) or agreements with e-commerce giant Amazon for the sale of products from government agencies.

Such MOUs strongly contradict the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Vocal for Local” campaign initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CAIT said.

The merchant body said it will write to the prime ministers of all states in this regard and then meet with them.

It will continue to hold protests in all states in support of their demands.

Madhya Pradesh Home Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra had admitted in recent days that Amazon was involved in the supply racket of ‘ganja’ and therefore the government of parliament should immediately immediately cancel all its ‘MOUs’ with Amazon cancel,” President BC Bhartia and Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said in a statement.

The merchants’ organization urged the government of Madhya Pradesh to advise its agencies to “disconnect” from Amazon.

“Amazon is a known violator of global law who has been punished in several countries for its malpractice in business and continues to violate Indian laws and regulations and also faces investigation by the Enforcement Directorate and Competition Commission of India,” the statement said. .

States like Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Tripurab, Sduuk West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand, has signed several agreements with the global e-commerce company, it claimed.


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Colorado Springs weather: high winds, major fire hazard before major cooling | Weather




Colorado Springs weather: high winds, major fire hazard before major cooling |  Weather

The Colorado Springs area and much of the Front Range will be under a red flag warning of a high fire hazard on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The weather alert started at 7am and lasts until 5pm. The Weather Service reported gusts of 40 mph along the Interstate 25 corridor early Sunday with higher gusts in the mountains.

El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Fremont and Douglas counties are included in the red flag warning of several other counties. It is expected to remain windy throughout the day, likely 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph, in the Pikes Peak region.

Colorado Springs can expect a high of 61 on Sunday, the weather service says, with an overnight low of 16.

Stormy conditions continue on Monday with a high temperature near 36.

On Sunday, Colorado Springs entered its 208th straight day with no measurable snowfall since mid-May. The longest stretch without snow in Colorado Springs lasted 236 days in 2012 and 1946, according to the weather service.

'120 Meteors Per Hour' Possible During Dazzling Meteor Shower Visible in Colorado

Colorado Springs broke the record for last measurable snowfall after no flakes fell last Thursday.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week ahead, according to the weather service.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high of almost 48. North-northwest winds 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon south-southeast.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, peaking at almost 57. West-southwest winds 10 to 25 mph.

Thursday: 10% chance of showers after 5pm Mostly sunny, with a maximum of 56. West winds 10 to 25 mph in the morning south.

Friday: Chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, peaking at almost 44. Northerly winds around 25 mph.


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View the Wimpy 1970 menu and prices for McDonald’s and Burger King




View the Wimpy 1970 menu and prices for McDonald's and Burger King

Before household names dominated McDonald’s and Burger King, Wimpy was the favorite burger joint in the UK.

The restaurant brand originated in Bloomington, USA in 1932, and the first restaurant in Britain, serving the country’s first-ever hamburger meal, opened in 1954 at Lyons Corner House in London.

By 1970, Wimpy was a worldwide favorite and had more than 1,000 outlets in 23 countries around the world, including Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Centre.

Nottingham’s restaurant is now long gone, along with the Broadmarsh Centre, so we’re left with nostalgia and of course that old favorite of eating a burger with a knife and fork.

This retro menu takes us back to the heyday of Wimpy’s 70s, Chronicle Live reports.

Check out some of the tasty favorites and crazy prices from the era: Wimpy Burger 16p; Wimpy Cheeseburger, 21p; and Wimpy Kingsize, 31p.

And what about the meals? A Wimpy Grill sold for 36 pence; a Wimpy Special Grill was 41p; and the top of the range Wimpy International, including steak and all the trimmings, was 51p.

One item on the menu that people will especially remember was the Wimpy Bender – a deliciously spicy sausage curled around half a tomato.

Elsewhere, a Whippy — the brand’s own milkshake — was 17 pence, while a knickerbocker glory could be yours for 25 pence.

It’s worth remembering, of course, that if these prices seem ridiculously cheap, the median weekly wage in 1976 was £70 for a man and £45 for a woman.

But the market was about to change.

In 1974 there was a new kid on the British fast food bloc – the American giant McDonald’s, with the brand reaching the Northeast in the mid-1980s.

Crucially, McDonald’s sold their burgers and fries over the counter, and Wimpy, who used traditional table service, was forced to give in.

Later, the arrival of Burger King brought another major competitor and the number of Wimpy’s in the UK gradually declined.

Nottingham’s Wimpy store is sadly closed in 2019 at the Broadmarsh Center.

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