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Dec292014

Germany Plans Electric Car Motorway Charging Stations: Document - Yahoo Finance











REUTERS/Hannibal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to expand the network of charging stations for electric cars across the country to help boost lackluster demand, a Transport Ministry paper seen by Reuters showed. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government wants to bring 1 million battery-powered vehicles onto the roads of Europe's largest economy by the end of the decade. But high vehicle costs and drivers' concerns about infrastructure and limited battery range have held back sales in Germany to just 24,000 models out of a redirected market of about 3 million cars, according to government data. Germany currently only has about 100 quick service charging http://www.nexopia.com/users/shawtosz/blog/216-anna-kendrick-defends-peter-pan-tweets-yahoo-news points for electric cars, allowing drivers to recharge batteries in less than an hour, and about 4,800 charging stations running on alternating current, according to the Transport Ministry. "We will set up quick service charging stations along the motorways across Germany," Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt was quoted by regional newspaper Passauer Neue Presse as saying in an interview published on Saturday. The Transport Ministry paper said German motorway services operator Tank & Rast GmbH was due to set up quick service charging stations and parking spots at its 400 sites by 2017. The Berlin-based government will shoulder some of the costs of installing cables and related construction projects, the document showed. (Reporting by Thorsten Severin; Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Alison Williams) Transportation
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Dec292014

Resolving To Workout? Let This App Be Your Guide | Heraldnet.com - Life











All right, so it's time again to get serious about your fitness goals. Of course, if you want them to last longer than a few days you might need some help. That's where the Official 7-Minute Workout App comes in. The user-friendly app has 36 exercises, 13 predesigned workouts, and a custom workout feature to help you design your own 7-minute workout. Choose the length of rest intervals, the number of times you want to run through a particular circuit, .. [read more] and tunes from your personal music library to further personalize your session. With audio and visual instruction, you're sure to get in a good workout anywhere there's a floor, wall, and chair. The app is available for iPhone and Android.
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Dec282014

Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News









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Do they really want to win?" Walchhofer, once Eberharter's teammate and now vice president of the Austrian ski federation, is the last Austrian to win the world downhill title, in 2003. He also points to a "mentality issue." "It has nothing to do with training deficits," he said. "Either you manage to overcome the challenge or you don't." The remarks didn't sit well with the team. Klaus Kroell called the comments "unnecessary," and Reichelt added that "help from the likes of Walchhofer and Eberharter is always welcome, but they have my phone number. I'd rather see they call me than criticize us in some newspapers." Reichelt, at least, won a speed race this season the super-G in Beaver Creek. "There isn't missing much in downhill," said Reichelt, who sat out the Sochi Olympics with a back injury. "It's just some small technical mistakes, a matter of centimeters in the turns." Despite the lack of downhill results, Austria is enjoying a good start to the World Cup season with five wins and nine top-three finishes overall. However, it is relying mainly on defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher , who has already racked (visit) up six podium finishes, including four wins, in technical events. "What Marcel is doing is stock market sensational," head coach Puelacher said.
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Dec282014

Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News









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Font Page 1 of 1 VIENNA (AP) Without a top-three finish in the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years. Even with two-time World Cup downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway sidelined because of a torn Achilles tendon, the their website former "Wunderteam" has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last month. Then Max Franz in Beaver Creek and Olympic champion Matthias Mayer in Val Gardena both came in seventh for the team's best results, making it the poorest showing in http://www.kiwibox.com/vitonmis/blog/entry/121311785/etf-preview-etfs-futures-weaker-following-ppi-data-consum/?pPage=0 pre-Christmas races since 1989. After harsh criticism by greats Stephan Eberharter and Michael Walchhofer in the Austrian media, and with six weeks left before the world championship downhill in Beaver Creek, the team wants to get back on track in the final downhill of 2014 at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, on Sunday. "During the start of the season they haven't taken their chances," head coach Andreas Puelacher said. "Now the guys are starting to take more risks. It won't be long until we are back among the best." According to Puelacher, who took over from Mathias Berthold this season, it's all about minor issues. "If we avoid the small mistakes, then we'll see fireworks soon," the coach said, adding his racers have had good split times and been fast in parts of the races.
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Dec272014

President Obama's Hawaii Vacation: Day 7 - Yahoo News











KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) How President http://hosealoqc.skyrock.com Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday: MORNING WORKOUT: Obama began his morning as he did many other days of his vacation by exercising at a gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. On the way back to the Kailua vacation home, a child sat on a shirtless man's shoulders watching the passing motorcade and children jumped on a trampoline. BEACH TIME: Obama joined the first family and friends in the late morning under sunny skies at a beach at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo. It was a beautifully warm day with soft breezes and crystal clear, turquoise water. Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama were spotted through the window of a black sport utility vehicle as the motorcade whizzed past horse stables, a youth correctional facility and orchid farms. A small crowd of onlookers greeted the motorcade as it arrived.
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