The Nurburgring Nordschleife can mean very different things to those in the automotive space. While many automakers use the infamous ribbon of tarmac for validation testing, others see it as a battleground for lap records. As such, Porsche recently published an onboard video of its latest 911 GT3 firing around the Green Hell.
Sat behind the wheel is Porsche test driver Lars Kern, and that’s a good thing. If you didn’t think he already had every petrolhead’s dream job, think again, because he also races a Porsche 911 GT3R in the IMSA American endurance racing series with Pfaff motorsports.
Semantics aside, we knew the latest GT3 would be quick, but we didn’t expect quite this level of performance. For the uninitiated, it completed a lap in just under seven minutes – 6:59.927 to be exact. That might sound like a jumble of numbers, but to offer some perspective that’s around 12 seconds quicker than the previous-generation GT3 and 6 seconds quicker than the RS model.
In terms of the lap, Lars is unsurprisingly brilliant behind the wheel. We often talk about how much time lies on the table with benchmark laps like these, but it’s clear that Mr. Kern knows no different than driving flat-out everywhere; his commitment through high-speed sections like Flugplatz and Döttinger Höhe showcase the fact that racing drivers are truly a different breed.
Sure, the GT3 isn’t quite as fast as its GT2 RS sibling, but that’s not what this car is about. Instead of all-out power, the middle-ground machine has always been about delivering a scintillating experience behind the wheel, and the latest example is clearly no exception.
Clinics to begin next week to vaccinate those 80 and older – Brantford Expositor
The Brant County Health Unit said Friday that COVID-19 mass immunization clinics will be located at Laurier Brantford’s One Market building at 1 Market St and and the Paris fairground at 139 Silver St.
The health unit said the sites will begin operating next week to vaccinate local residents aged 80 and older.
“We were overcome with offers from various community groups and organizations to use their space to host clinics,” said Jo Ann Tober, the health unit’s CEO. “Our community has come together so much over what has been a very challenging year and it was wonderful to see the generosity and spirit we’ve become accustomed to, continued throughout this process. These sites were chosen because their combination of space, logistics and location made them the best fit for mass immunization delivery in Brant.”
Information about booking is available at the health units website at www.bchu.org/COVID19Vaccines.
The health unit said the sites will run in conjunction with additional on-site and mobile clinics designed to vaccinate specific population groups. More information on this can be accessed by viewing Brant’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Overview on its website.
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Genshin Impact has officially revealed a new character, Hu Tao, the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor who is said to walk the line between life and death, “shouldering responsibilities unknown to most mortals.” Completing the reveal is not only a teaser trailer for the character but a few details about Hu Tao as well.
At the moment of publishing, not much is known about Hu Tao other than what’s mentioned above. That said, most characters that have spoken about Hu Tao, have provided a negative impression that paints the character as one that can not be trusted. In fact, a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account warns players to be careful around the character.
Hu Tao ‧ 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor
Liyue Harbor’s “Versemonger of the Darkest Alleys”
She walks the line between life and death, shouldering responsibilities unknown to most mortals.
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) February 27, 2021
Right now, not only are details on Hu Tao — which means Walnut in Chinese — scarce, but we don’t know when she’s coming to the game. We know she’s coming soon, but we don’t know how soon exactly. That said, despite not being in the game yet, she’s already cultivating a following, like all characters added to the game do.
SHES SO CUTE I LOVE YOU HU TAO!!! pic.twitter.com/7UEQFgg8LZ
— ⭐ noah! ‧₊˚✩彡 welkin giveaway 📌! (@pkmncrossing) February 27, 2021
Genshin Impact is available as a free-to-play game on PC, PS4, and mobile devices. The game is also playable on PS5 via backward compatibility, but right now this is the only way to play the game on PS5. Developer miHoYo has already confirmed the game is coming to PS5, and Nintendo Switch, but right now there’s been no word of when these versions will release.
For more coverage on Genshin Impact — including not just all of the latest news, but all of the latest rumors, reports, and leaks — click here. Meanwhile, as always, feel free to leave a comment or 53 letting us know what you think or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. What do you think of Hu Tao?
New development offers luxury living in downtown Langley – The Tri-City News
Once in a while, a new building is raised that forever changes the landscape of a city—setting a new bar for quality, luxury and striking architecture.
Welcome to JMC Properties’ Legacy on Park Avenue, a six-storey boutique CLT building in Langley unlike anything the city has ever experienced before. Designed with multiple award-winning Keystone Architecture, the structure is arguably going to become an iconic landmark.
Retirees Pam and Brian Doyle hadn’t expected to downsize for another three years—that is until they saw Legacy on Park Avenue.
“We were driving in downtown Langley and saw the building,” says Brian. “First off, we were incredibly impressed with the unique design of it. Then, when we saw the high-end quality finishes and the construction elements they put into it, such as extra sound proofing, expansive unique shaped decks and drains in the bathroom floors, that sealed the deal for us.”
The long-time Langley residents sold their 4,000 square foot rancher and purchased a three-bedroom and den home on the sixth floor with sweeping views of Mount Baker.
“When you find something of such high caliber like Legacy in a prime location, we knew we couldn’t pass this up,” says Pam. “We both believe Legacy on Park Avenue will forever transform the flavour of the downtown core and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of it.”
Legacy on Park Avenue is a sophisticated collection of 69 contemporary two- and three-bedroom plus den condominiums, ranging from 1,179 to 1,681 square feet of timeless beauty.
“This is totally different than anything in the Lower Mainland,” says Ben Gauer, marketing and sales manager, Legacy on Park Avenue. “This is a passion project for the builder Erich Jaeger, a man with nearly 50 years of construction excellence. He wants this to be a lasting legacy for the city.”
What you don’t see is what counts. So says Jaeger, who is rooted in the European standards of construction he was raised on in Germany.
“Purchasers are not aware that this is a once in a lifetime building,” says Jaeger. “The idea was to build something different. No cost has been spared; everything is way above and beyond what is required by the building code. In 100 or 200 years from now, I want people to say this is a stunning building. Legacy on Park Avenue will still be standing, solid and look like it was built yesterday.”
And indeed, Legacy on Park Avenue is set to do just that. With its eye-catching curved architecture and soaring balconies, it will be the first residential CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) cutting edge sustainable building in the Fraser Valley and the first of its kind in Canada to utilize CLT in the firewall.
It doesn’t stop there. This eco-friendly building features a private heating and cooling system in each residence, floor-to-ceiling energy efficient insulated UV rated German engineered sound-rated windows, which results in significantly reduced heating/cooling costs, and more.
As soon as you enter through a double height glass lobby showcased by a dramatic fireplace, a designer green wall art installation with preserved green plants and concierge services, you instantly know you are in for timeless elegance and refinement throughout.
Legacy on Park Avenue is showcased by sprawling ceilings, wide-plank engineered white oak hardwood floors and spacious outdoor decks and patios to enjoy sweeping cityscape and mountain views. Chef-inspired kitchens feature Fisher & Paykel appliances, Caesarstone countertops and full-height solid backsplash, spacious islands, and Brizo Matte Black and Luxe Gold Faucet with sprayer.
Homeowners will also have access to unparalleled private amenities; sitting rooms on each floor, a Grand Lounge with striking seating areas, work stations, and an entertainment area featuring a television, fireplace, kitchen and deluxe washrooms. A folding acoustic wall can accommodate two simultaneous events. Meet neighbours on the beautifully landscaped outdoor terrace, or head to the fully equipped fitness gym with washroom/change room for a great workout.
Getting in and out of Langley has never been easier. Legacy on Park Avenue is within walking distance to a planned SkyTrain station, and close to Highway 1, which is ideal for conventional commuting. It is also in close proximity to Timms Community Centre, steps from Douglas Park and miles of walking trails through the Nicomekl parklands, as well as schools and the historic Fort Langley.
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