Day: July 3, 2020

Mercedes Benz to resume second shift in Brazilian factory as sales slowly recover

The Brazilian unit of Mercedes Benz (DAIGn.DE) said on Wednesday it has resumed a second shift in its factory located in Sao Bernardo do Campo, an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo, to increase social distancing among employees as sales begin to rise. The German automaker added that most of its employees working in production lines […]

Penalty report from Pocono Raceway

NASCAR has issued fines to five crew chiefs for unsecured lug nuts during the race weekend at Pocono Raceway. Cup NASCAR fined four crew chiefs $10,000 each for having one unsecured lug nut on their cars following the two Cup races. Scott Graves (Ryan Newman‘s No. 6 Ford) and John Klausmeier (Clint Bowyer‘s No. 14 […]

One year of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria: 400 have registered, despite obstacles

One year ago, the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act came into effect after a prolonged, intense and divisive public debate. For some, it marked a major step forward for individual freedom in Victoria—an acknowledgement of the right of individuals to choose how they wished to live and die. For others, it signified a betrayal of […]

VanMoof’s e-bike ad banned in France for creating a ‘climate of anxiety’

VanMoof, the Dutch electric bicycle brand, is officially too hot for (French) television. The company’s first TV advertisement was banned in France for its negative portrayal of car traffic and pollution. The commercial was rejected by France’s advertising regulatory authority, ARPP, because it “discredit[s] the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.” The […]

Postnatal depression destroyed my confidence, I had to fight to win it back

Sam Mohamed-Ali knows that strength is a mental battle as well as physical one – because she has lived through that struggle and come through the other side. The single mother of two from Edmonton, London, was plunged into a deep depression after the birth of her second child and struggled with her weight and […]