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  2. About a year ago we got the first look at the sequel to horror survival game Sons of the Forest, sequel to The Forest, a sleeper hit of a survival game that has a lot of adoring fans. That's because it blends horror with its survival for a truly, gruesomely horrific game that just kind of... gets worse and worse the more you delve into it. Worse in a good way, mind you. A scary way. Anywho, a new trailer released this week showing off the sequel. It's a bit more gameplay-focused than the last, showing off a fidelity of chopping wood and digging and building and carrying logs in a way that would have boggled our forebears in the world of gaming. Like just watch them diggin animations at the 41 second mark. Check out the part where a guy cuts through a log in the constructed wall to make a window. Look at the wood chips fly. Hot damn. The three-legged, three-armed ballerina lady from the first trailer is back, by the way. She's not dancing this time, but she is just kind of standing around creepily, so... there's that. There's also some extra-horrible behaviors for a few characters, like a cannibal mutant trying to make off with one of the player's already felled logs, or crawling on the ground begging for mercy. Great! Humanize the monsters, that's fine! Just what I need! The Forest first released in 2014 as an Early Access title, then had its official release in 2018. It's likely that Sons of the Forest is a sequel following the events of the first game's ending.
  3. The Seagulls took the lead towards the end of a first half they dominated when Neal Maupay swept in at London Stadium. West Ham improved after the break and equalised when Ben Johnson scored his first goal for the club, taking advantage of poor defending to finish from close range. Lewis Dunk thought he had won it for Brighton when he smashed in his first goal of the season following a short corner. But Soucek, not for the first time this season, came up with another crucial goal as the midfielder was left unmarked at a corner and powered home a header. Brighton had to settle for a fifth draw in their past eight games and are just two points above the relegation zone in 16th. West Ham, meanwhile, remain 10th but move on to 22 points. 'It definitely hits his arm' - Moyes wants clarity on handball rule Reaction to West Ham's game against Brighton, plus the rest of Sunday's Premier League action Premier League Christmas fixtures: How to follow on TV West Ham recover after dreadful first half David Moyes has fashioned a very decent West Ham side that is disciplined while often creative and attack-minded. They have been rewarded for their enterprising play with some impressive results, notably big wins against Wolves and Leicester and draws at Manchester City and Tottenham. It was therefore perplexing that Moyes appeared to abandon that approach with a very negative team selection and set-up against Brighton. The Hammers were dreadful in the first half as they failed to register a shot on target and deservedly found themselves behind. After the break, they were a different side. The introduction of Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini added the creative spark that had been missing and they took advantage of a Brighton side that struggled for composure after losing Adam Lallana to injury. Had Moyes shown more faith in his side's attacking capabilities from the start, they may have got more reward than the single point. The second-half performance will likely give him plenty to think about when setting up his side for similar games in the future. Seagulls' winless run continues Dunk's goal was his first of the season This has been a frustrating season for Brighton, who have often failed to get the reward their good play and possessional dominance has merited. It was a similar story against West Ham, particularly in the first half when they were comfortably the better side and arguably should have had more than Maupay's goal to show for it. It was always likely to be tougher in the second half, and credit should be given to the Seagulls for twice getting in front, but their defending for both the goals they conceded was disappointing. They failed to make the most of numerous opportunities to clear for West Ham's first and then left the obvious threat of Soucek unchecked for the second. It is now just one victory in their past 14 games for Brighton and while a point at a solid West Ham side is a good result, the Seagulls need to find a way to get wins on the board again soon to avoid getting properly dragged into a battle for Premier League survival. 'Frustration is the emotion' - what they said West Ham manager David Moyes told BBC Sport: "We saw a poor West Ham in the first half but we also saw a good Brighton team in the first half. They made it difficult for us but the resilience of the players kept us going and a few changes helped us. "We thought it was the right time to have a look at a back five again but I felt we didn't press them well enough. Lanzini has been an important player for us in recent years and I'm hoping to get him back to the levels he has been because he is a talented player and we needed that." Brighton manager Graham Potter told BBC Sport: "Frustration is the emotion at the moment. We felt we did enough for three points but the second goal is the one that has punished us, and if you don't defend that situation better, you come away with just one point. "Over the course of the game, I felt we did a lot well, particularity in the first half. It is hard to control 90 minutes of a Premier League game. You have to accept the opposition will step forward and show some momentum. After the goal, we felt more in control and to see it out better is the thing we have to improve on." Johnson the youngest since Januzaj - the stats Brighton remain unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League, although each of the past four meetings in the competition have ended level. West Ham are winless in their past three Premier Leagues games at London Stadium, equalling their longest run without a win there since David Moyes returned to the club (three games between January and February). Since his Premier League debut in February, no player has scored more headed goals in the competition than West Ham's Tomas Soucek (four, level with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harry Kane). West Ham's Ben Johnson was the youngest player to score in the Premier League for a David Moyes side since April 2014, when Adnan Januzaj netted for Manchester United against Newcastle (aged 19 years and 59 days). Neal Maupay's opener for Brighton saw him end a run of 649 minutes without a goal in the Premier League - the Frenchman now has 15 goals for the Seagulls in the competition, with only Glenn Murray netting more (26). Five of Lewis Dunk's seven goals in the Premier League for Brighton have been scored from corners, while all seven have been from a set-piece situation.
  4. Millions of Americans have temporarily lost their unemployment benefits after President Donald Trump failed to sign the Covid relief bill into law. US President-elect Joe Biden had warned of "devastating consequences" if Mr Trump continued to delay signing but the Saturday deadline has now passed. Unemployment benefits and a ban on evictions will be affected. The package worth $900bn (£665bn) was approved by Congress after months of difficult negotiations and compromises. Mr Trump says he wants to give people bigger one-off payments. The bill includes the payment of $600 to Americans earning less than $75,000 a year. Mr Trump says he wants Americans to receive $2,000 but Republicans in Congress refused to agree to the change. In a tweet late on Saturday evening local time, Mr Trump again defended his position on the issue, blaming China for the coronavirus outbreak. Hunger spikes, demand rises for US food banks Unemployed in the US: 'I don’t know what to do' Counting down the days to losing a home The coronavirus economic relief is part of a $2.3tn spending package that includes $1.4tn for normal federal government spending. A partial government shutdown will begin on Tuesday unless legislators pass a stopgap bill before then - but this would not include coronavirus aid and Mr Trump would still have to sign it. About 14 million Americans would be affected by a lapse in unemployment benefit payments and new stimulus cheques. What did Biden say? In a strongly worded statement published on the transition website on Saturday, Mr Biden described Mr Trump's refusal to sign the bill as an "abdication of responsibility". "It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don't know if they'll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump's refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority," Mr Biden said. He praised the example of members of Congress in compromising and reaching a bipartisan agreement, adding: "President Trump should join them, and make sure millions of Americans can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads in this holiday season." What's Trump's position? On Twitter earlier, the president had reiterated his objection to the bill, saying: "I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill." The coronavirus aid relief bill - with the larger budget bill rolled in - overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives and Senate on Monday but, a day later, Mr Trump issued an implied veto threat, describing the package as a "disgrace" full of "wasteful" items. image captionA woman and her daughter receiving food aid in Florida this month He baulked at the annual aid money for other countries in the federal budget, arguing that those funds should instead go to struggling Americans. Mr Trump's decision to bat the measure back to Capitol Hill stunned lawmakers since he has largely stayed out of negotiations for a coronavirus aid bill that had stalled since last July. His top economic adviser, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, had proposed the $600 payments early this month, and many have questioned why the president waited until now to object. What happens next? The fate of the spending package remains in the balance while Mr Trump refuses to sign it. He spent Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida with his family, where he held "many meetings and calls", according to his schedule. The White House said it had no update on the prospect of Mr Trump signing the bill by Monday, an official quoted by Reuters news agency said. Because it includes money to fund the federal government through to September 2021, a government shutdown looms on Tuesday unless a stopgap bill is passed and signed by the president. But that would not cover the coronavirus aid package, leaving millions of families in peril. The House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, plans to vote on Monday on a standalone bill that would provide the $2,000 cheques to Americans. On the same day, the House is also expected to vote on an unrelated, $740bn defence spending bill, which Mr Trump vetoed on Wednesday instead of signing into law. Lawmakers plan to override the president's veto and enact the legislation anyway, but to do so they need two-thirds of votes in both the House and Senate.
  5. What is it? Despite several notable virtues, the Toyota GR Supra is not the sharpest-handling or quickest device in the circa-£50,000 sports car clique. Toyota may yet remedy this itself. Indeed, we very much hope it will. But in the meantime, the new Supra’s Bavarian roots (the hardware is mostly shared with the Z4) have left Germany’s pre-eminent BMW tuner unable to resist tinkering. And the result is an unambiguous improvement, if also an expensive one. AC Schnitzer's menacing package for the Supra costs £20,000 if you go for everything. Bodywork, chassis, powertrain: there are plenty of aftermarket avenues to go down. However, the most salient element of the kit is the ‘piggyback’ ECU that takes BMW’s 3.0-litre B58 straight-six from 335bhp to 395bhp and from 368lb ft to an eyebrow-raising 443lb ft. Straightaway that makes the Supra look a little less benign on paper, and brings the package closer to the car's 400bhp+ rivals. But AC Schnitzer also fits bespoke coilover suspension supplied by KW. It's manually adjustable for both bump and rebound, and drops the ride height by 30mm, so there’s no confusing AC Schnitzer’s take on the Supra with the original product, even at a glance. The car we drove also wore Schnitzer’s 21in wheels, which, despite their size, save around 3kg per corner compared with the regular 19in items. They also look surprisingly good in the metal, which is something even traditionalists would have to admit, with an increase in negative camber signalling extra intent. Stick to the engine, suspension and wheels and your outlay will be around £10,000 – by forgoing the sports exhaust system and carbonfibre body addenda, including the new wing and front splitter. What's it like? The most obvious improvement over the regular car is that, while the firmer suspension doesn’t completely cure the problem, the sense that the standard Supra’s initial steering response is too quick for the body’s more relaxed roll movements has mostly disappeared. Combine this with greater body control across the board and you have a car that’s more immediate and confidence-inspiring, and not just at the limit of adhesion. The aim hasn’t been to transform the Supra into an edgy, prickly thing designed to induce sweaty palms, and it’s for that reason that you still get the same gentle understeer balance and obvious weight transfer through direction changes. However, the dynamic package is simply more coherent. Which is handy, because with so much more torque, AC Schnitzer’s Supra feels if not quite BMW M2 Competition quick then at least coat-tails close, and superbly tractable at all times. It’s a very fast car, and a very stable one, too. Elsewhere, you’ll find that the steering weight, despite no changes to the EPAS tuning, ebbs and flows a little more naturally, and the brake-pedal response is subtly softer and feels less servo-assisted. Both are likely the result of the switch to larger but lighter wheels, and AC Schnitzer’s decision to stick with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber means playfulness hasn’t been ritually sacrificed for speed. With the extra torque it's easier to tease the car slightly out of line, though equally, this isn't something that's likely to happen unless you want it to. Impressively, ride quality also seems to have improved, although the caveat here is that the German Landesstraße routes we drove on are kept in uncommonly good nick. They really are race-track smooth, although like Alpina, AC Schnitzer has a habit of delivering suspension compliance completely out of whack with the huge size of the wheel it fits, so I wouldn’t bet against this Supra riding almost equally well in Britain. Should I buy one? Schitzer's modifications shift the Supra's character to something more steely, enjoyable and convincing, which is exactly what you would expect from this particular tuner. And of course the fact that the Supra’s original ECU is retained wholesale also means the engine can continue to be serviced by Toyota, while all the additional parts are warranted by AC Schnitzer. But of all the modifications, the KW suspension makes most sense, not only because it works brilliantly but also because if it’s power you want, reputable British tuner Litchfield will liberate even more from this 3.0-litre engine, and do it for far less than the £4000 AC Schnitzer asks. And ultimately, this car still wouldn’t tempt us out of an M2 Competition, although AC Schnitzer’s alterations bring the Supra closer to – and in some ways surpass – what it should have been originally, if you’ll excuse the cliché.
  6. Villa overcame Tyrone Mings' first-half dismissal to see off disappointing Crystal Palace comfortably and move to within three points of second-placed Leicester City. Smith's side were leading 1-0 when Mings was dismissed by referee Anthony Taylor for a foul on Wilfried Zaha - six minutes after both players had been booked for clashing. But Mings' loss galvanised Villa, who went on to score two further goals to make it three wins in four games. "It was a tremendous performance," said Smith, who side only secured their Premier League future on the final day of the 2019-20 season. "After going down to 10 men, I thought our counter-attacking looked scary at times. "It's important to get the balance right, in terms of when to attack and when to press, especially after going down to 10 men. I thought we did that really well. There's a maturity to the players now and we have come a long way in a short space of time." In an incident-packed game, Villa claimed an eighth clean sheet of 2020-21. Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore, who also hit the post, put his side ahead after Vicente Guaita had beaten away an attempt by the impressive Ollie Watkins. Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez had set the tone for an entertaining match with a fine save to keep out Zaha in the opening minute, while Guaita twice denied Anwar El Ghazi as well as Jack Grealish. Palace looked to take advantage of Mings' dismissal but instead conceded two further goals. Defender Kortney Hause nodded the second after Watkins' header had rebounded off the bar before Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi lashed home the third with a quality finish. Reaction from Villa Park plus Premier League latest Is it now or never for Barkley at Villa? Eze's route from the 'cage' to the Premier League Hard-working Villa look the business Villa managed 35 points in their first season back in the top flight but their latest victory, built on grit and a steely determination not to let Mings' red card disrupt them, leaves them on 25 points after just 13 games. Their latest win came despite England defender Mings being given his marching orders after sticking out an arm to block Zaha's attempt to get away from him, not long after the pair had clashed following a challenge. "I thought the first yellow card was pathetic," added Smith. "Tyrone is stopping himself from getting attacked and gets a yellow card for it. With the second one, it looks like there is a foul just before Tyrone commits the foul - so they are two very soft yellow cards." Not that losing a player appears to throw Smith's team very much. Villa have now won the past two Premier League games in which they have finished with 10 men, having earned a 1-0 victory at Wolves on 12 December after the dismissal of midfielder Douglas Luiz. Former Chelsea player Traore was excellent before he was substituted earlier than planned following Mings' dismissal, while the hard-working Watkins twice hit the woodwork and El Ghazi produced a moment of pure class with his goal. Villa's recruitment has been impressive. Traore has looked an excellent piece of business, having joined for £17m from Lyon in September, while Martinez - who also cost £17m, from Arsenal - continues to impress in each game. With his side down to 10 men, Martinez produced a big save to keep out Luka Milivojevic's deflected attempt as Villa claimed a fourth clean sheet in a row, their best run in the top flight since February 2010. Bruising week for Palace Roy Hodgson's side had been hammered 7-0 by Liverpool at Selhurst Park seven days earlier, so this result and performance capped a bruising week. Hodgson has now moved into the top 10 on the list of those to have faced the most Premier League games as a manager - this was his 341st match. But the former England boss had little to celebrate, and looked miserable by the end. Palace started well after Zaha embarrassed Mings with his pace only for Martinez to produce an excellent stop. But their defensive frailties were once again exposed while they were unable to take advantage of the Villa defender's dismissal. Without a top-flight clean sheet since the opening weekend of the season, Palace have now lost four of their past seven matches and face high-flying Leicester in two days. "We do have to look at ourselves in the mirror and ask what have we done wrong, what clear mistakes have been made, and try to find a way around that in two days' time," said Hodgson. 'Perfect Christmas present' Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "I wanted the Christmas present of a good performance and I certainly got that and a good result as well. "Our counter-attacking threat was there for all to see. We created numerous opportunities. "Unfortunately Tyrone gets sent off but I said at half-time there was nobody better to lead the line with 10 men than Ollie Watkins and I thought he was outstanding." Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: "I didn't see the 3-0 coming. I thought at half-time we'd shown enough to suggest we had enough to get back in the game. "When Mings was sent off, there was even more reason to think that we would create some chances. It didn't work out that way." Villa's Boxing Day red card record to forget - the stats Aston Villa received their fourth red card on 26 December in the Premier League, more than any other side in the competition (also Andy Townsend in 1994, Michael Oakes in 1998 and Zat Knight in 2007). Crystal Palace are without a clean sheet in their past 14 Premier League games, their longest run without a shutout in the competition since November 2017 (also 14). Bertrand Traore has scored in each of his past two Premier League games - his tally of two goals being as many as he managed in his 19 previous appearances in the competition. Kortney Hause's eight goals in English League football have come across seven different seasons, since his debut in 2012-13. Anwar El Ghazi has struck four goals in his past four Premier League appearances, as many as he managed in his previous 37 games in the competition.
  7. untries. Hungary has become the first in the EU to vaccinate people against the virus. The country's state news agency said the first recipient of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine there was a doctor at Del-Pest Central Hospital. France, Germany and Spain are among the nations where vaccinations are expected to start on Sunday. Coronavirus variants: The science explained UK has two cases of variant linked to South Africa Fresh air: The forgotten coronavirus weapon Scientists say the new variant of Covid-19 could already be circulating - or have originated from - outside the UK but it was spotted there first because of the strength of the UK's surveillance system. The new variant is considerably more transmissible than previous strains but not necessarily any more dangerous for those infected, experts say. What's the latest from Europe? In the Spanish capital Madrid, the confirmed cases of the new variant involved three relatives of a man who flew from the UK on Thursday, the city's deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero said. The fourth case concerned another man, who had also travelled from the UK. None of the patients were seriously ill and there was "no need for alarm", Mr Zapatero said. There were three further suspected cases, he said, though test results will not be ready before Tuesday or Wednesday. Hours earlier, France confirmed its first case of the new variant - a French citizen in the central town of Tours who had arrived from London on 19 December, the health ministry said. The man, who had been living in the UK, was asymptomatic and currently self-isolating at home, the ministry said. France closed its border with the UK after the new variant was confirmed in Britain but ended its ban for EU citizens on Wednesday, providing people tested negative before travelling. Thousands of lorry drivers spent Christmas Day in their cabs in Kent waiting to cross the English Channel. Switzerland identified three cases, two of which are known to be British citizens currently in the country. Switzerland is alone in Europe in keeping its ski slopes open to tourism over the Christmas and New Year period, and thousands of tourists from Britain have arrived in the last couple of weeks. In Sweden, the health agency said a traveller there was ill with the strain but had been self-isolating since he returned from the UK. Cases in Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Australia had been reported earlier. On Friday, Japan confirmed five infections in passengers who had all arrived from the UK. What is the new variant? The new variant first detected in southern England in September is blamed for sharp rises in levels of positive tests in recent weeks in London, south-east England and the east of England About two-thirds of people testing positive in these areas could have the new variant - but this is only an estimate, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says. Three things are coming together that mean the new variant is attracting attention: It is rapidly replacing other versions of the virus It has mutations that affect part of the virus likely to be important Some of those mutations have already been shown in the lab to increase the ability of the virus to infect cells All of these build a case for a virus that can spread more easily, says the BBC's health and science correspondent, James Gallagher. Experts say the leading vaccines developed in recent months should still work. How did the world respond to the UK's new variant crisis? More than 40 countries banned all UK arrivals earlier this month. Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait went even further, closing their borders completely for a week. On Saturday, Japan followed suit, banning entry into the country for almost everyone until the end of January. Japanese nationals and non-Japanese residents who are abroad will be allowed to return.
  8. Microsoft Word (and Outlook) in Windows 10 is getting a fancy new grammar checker, known as the ‘Microsoft Editor’, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to better spot grammar and typing mistakes. While the Windows 10 version of Word already checks your grammar and highlights errors, the new tool goes even further, by using AI to check your writing and make advanced suggestions based on clarity, formality, inclusiveness and more. It will also highlight sensitive geopolitical references, and overall, it could make your writing a lot better. These are the best Microsoft Word deals Best free office software 2020: alternatives to Word, PowerPoint and Excel We pick the best free word processor The Microsoft Editor has actually been part of the web version of Word for a while now, but it’s finally coming to the desktop Windows 10 version, though it will initially be rolled out to people using the Insider program, which gives them early access to new features to help test them out. Using the Editor As Windows Latest explains, the new Microsoft Editor will highlight errors as usual, but you can also select a word, then press Shift + F10 or Alt + Down, which will show a new menu with suggestions about the word, including synonyms and meanings. There is also a plagiarism checker that will make sure that your work is properly cited, and not too similar to published works. If you’ve signed up to the Insider program, then make sure you’re running Version 2010 (Build 13328.20000) to try out the Microsoft Editor in Word. Hopefully the new feature will roll out to regular users soon.
  9. Up until recently, AMD's burliest consumer CPU was the Ryzen 9 3950X. It has since been replaced by the Ryzen 9 5950X at the top of the stack, though if you want to save a few bucks (and build a PC right now, rather than wait for Zen 3 inventories to normalize), the Ryzen 9 3950X is a compelling option at its current discount. You can get it for $694.99 at Newegg currently, after applying coupon code 93XQC55 at checkout. As an added bonus, it qualifies for AMD's "Equipped to Win" game promotion, which gifts you a code to download Far Cry 6 when it releases next year. For whatever odd reason, the game promo is only valid with Ryzen 3000 series purchases, and not the Ryzen 5000 series. This is not a gigantic savings, but if you need and/or want 16 cores and 32 threads of computing muscle, it does not get any cheaper than the Ryzen 9 3950X. And at this discount, it is more than $100 less expensive than the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X. Whether you should wait and splurge an extra Benjamin on the Zen 3 part is up to you, but you could certainly make an argument for the Ryzen 9 3950X if wanting to build or upgrade today. I would not necessarily recommend either one strictly for gaming, though they are suitable for that. Instead, these are some of the best CPUs for gaming and serious streaming combined, or any tasks that will tap into all of those cores and threads at their disposal (like video encoding and other content creation workloads). Incidentally, the Ryzen 9 3950X is even cheaper at Ant Online, where it can be bought for $679.99. It's not clear if that listing will qualify for the Far Cry 6 freebie, though. In theory it should—AMD lists Ant Online as a participating retailer—but there is a separate product page, that specifically mentions Far Cry 6, for $759.99.
  10. It's fascinating to watch Steam and the Epic Games Store as they follow very different trajectories through the holiday season. Epic, the young upstart, is wildly gunning out free games in every possible direction in a bid for your attention, while Valve, the long-reigning champion, has rolled out a new Steam Labs experiment called "Faceted Browsing" that provides more granular control over what you see in the Steam Winter Sale. The new feature is a bit like Steam's broader search functionality, but more quick-and-dirty and aimed solely at big sales, which—let's be honest—can be overwhelming. The menu on the sale page offers a range of categorized filters, enabling users to find deals more selectively than in the past. So if you want, for instance, a funny, first-person singleplayer RPG, you can dial that up. You won't find anything (it came back with "no matches found" for me, anyway), but if you loosen it up to just a funny first-person RPG you'll be informed that both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are both currently on sale. Valve has also added more "themed pages" to the Winter Sale, so you can dive directly into categories ranging from RPGs and shooters to Pixel and Retro, Female Protagonist, Anime, Soundtracks, and Software—a catch-all category for non-game stuff. Themed pages were actually added during the Autumn Sale, and were so successful—"We found these themed pages drove more game store page visits during the sale than all but one other Steam store point of discovery," Valve said—that they were expanded for the Winter Sale. Steam has grown into a massive, unwieldy beast over the years, and finding interesting and relevant games during its big sales that aren't splashed across the front page (which are generally games that are already well-known anyway) can be a chore. The addition of more filters to fiddle with may not the flashiest Steam update of all time—"New ways to browse during the holidays" isn't the most hype-filled headline I've ever run across—but I expect that it will prove very useful for bargain hunters in the mood for something new.
  11. Ducati is red, Kawasaki is green, Yamaha is blue… motorcycle manufacturers are creatures of habit and for many it is the colour that signifies a brand, not least KTM which will be associated with a vivid orange to infinity and beyond. Naturally this is reflected in anything related to brand exercises, so despite Red Bull’s best efforts to get its ubiquitous branding all over the RC16, KTM’s bright MotoGP machines are recognisable from the top of the back straight at Motorland Aragon. But taking a step for a moment, does a KTM ‘have’ to be orange? Well, not according to this cheeky render from multiple motocross champion Stefan Everts, who raised a brief titter of excitement by ‘announcing’ his own KTM into MotoGP complete with this very eye-catching livery. Before you start punching digits into Google frantically to find out if a mystery new team is entering MotoGP, it’s merely a (pretty effective) stunt for publicity… For some context, since Belgian racer Everts - winner of 101 motocross Grand Prix and a record 10 world championships between 1988 and 2006 - retired he’s turned his attention to developing his own brand of gin named ‘72 Gin’, which in turn wears purple and yellow branding. It’s hard to overshadow KTM’s paint jobs but this rendition is bright, bold and silly - something you just don’t get in motorcycle racing anymore... EDIT: Here's one for the MotoGP buffs, when was the last purple livery to race in the premier class. Answers on a postcard... or the comments below.
  12. EU ambassadors have received a Christmas Day briefing on the post-Brexit trade deal reached with the UK. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier updated them on the agreement, reached after months of fraught talks on fishing rights and business rules. MPs will vote on the deal in Parliament on 30 December, with the UK set to exit existing trading rules on 31 December. The 1,246-page document, which includes about 800 pages of annexes and footnotes, has been seen by the BBC. A 34-page summary of the deal has been published on the UK government's website, but not the complete text. Labour said it was a "thin agreement" but they would back it as the only alternative to no deal, meaning it should win approval. The European Parliament needs to ratify the deal but it is unlikely to do so until the new year, meaning its application will formally be provisional until then. IMAGE COPYRIGHTEPA image captionEuropean ambassadors during the briefing of European Union member states in Brussels on 25 December Sebastian Fischer, a spokesman for the German presidency of the Council of the EU, joked ahead of the EU diplomats' meeting that he was looking forward to it "because nothing is more fun than to celebrate Christmas among socially distanced colleagues". Meanwhile, French Europe minister Clement Beaune said it was a "good agreement", adding that the EU had not accepted a deal "at all costs". In a Christmas video message, posted on Twitter on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brandished a draft copy of the document. He said: "Tonight, on Christmas Eve, I have a small present for anyone who may be looking for something to read in that sleepy post-Christmas lunch moment, and here it is, tidings, glad tidings of great joy because this is a deal. "A deal to give certainty to business, travellers, and all investors in our country from January 1. A deal with our friends and partners in the EU." European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described the agreement as "fair" and "balanced", saying it was now "time to turn the page and look to the future". The UK "remains a trusted partner," she added. Struck four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, the deal will define the future relationship for decades. Goods will continue to be traded free of tariffs and quotas and there will be independent arbitration to resolve future disputes. It will mean big changes for business, with the UK and EU forming two separate markets, and the end of free movement. Five thoughts on the Brexit trade deal What just happened with Brexit? How EU leaders reacted to post-Brexit trade deal But it will have come as a major relief to many British businesses, already reeling from the impact of coronavirus, who feared disruption at the borders and the imposition of tariffs, or taxes on imports. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer - who campaigned against Brexit - said the deal did not provide adequate protections for jobs, manufacturing, financial services or workplace rights and was "not the deal the government promised". But with no time left to renegotiate, the only choice was between "this deal or no deal," he added. Ed Davey, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said his party needed to see the full text, but would not support a "bad deal". Parliament will sit on 30 December to vote on the trade deal. Dr Joelle Grogan, senior lecturer in law at Middlesex University London, told BBC News: "To put this in real context, if I spend the next five days before Parliament is recalled on Wednesday spending 10 hours a day just reading that document, I will have a maximum of two minutes and 30 seconds to fully understand, analyse and comment on it." These were pretty much the first words out of the mouth of the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, as he announced the just sealed EU-UK trade and security agreement on Thursday. No more looming "no-deal" threats; no more almost painful uncertainty about future relations across the Channel. This was a historic moment. A fair and balanced deal for both sides, said the European Commission. But you'd have to have been half-asleep (or halfway through a bottle of eggnog, cava or pint of Glühwein) to miss the stark difference in tone between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's triumphalist announcement on Thursday afternoon and the sombre statement by the European Commission. Read more from Katya. At a press conference on Thursday, Mr Johnson said the agreement would "protect jobs across this country". He said the UK had not got all it wanted on financial services, a vital part of the UK economy, but insisted the deal was "nonetheless going to enable our dynamic City of London to get on and prosper as never before". The basics A Brexit deal has been agreed, days before a deadline. It means that the UK and the EU can continue to trade without extra taxes being put on goods - but we don't know all the details yet. What took so long? The UK voted to leave the EU in 2016 and actually left on 31 January 2020, but leaders had until the end of 2020 to work out a trade deal. There are big changes ahead. Although it's a trade deal that has been agreed, there will also be changes to how people travel between the EU and UK, and to the way they live and work. What happens next with Brexit? The prime minister also acknowledged he had been forced to give ground on his demands on fishing. Fishing makes up 0.12% of the UK's economy but the negotiations went down to the wire over what EU boats were allowed to catch in UK waters. In future, 25% of EU boats' fishing rights in UK waters will be transferred to the UK fishing fleet, over a period of five-and-a-half years. Barrie Deas, the head of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations, said "significant concessions" meant there would be "a lot of disappointed and frustrated fishermen". Brexit: Firms ‘need guidance’ to keep goods moving Why a Brexit trade deal is different for NI What the PM's mistake tells us about our future Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said fishing got a "bad deal", adding: "Brexit is happening against Scotland's will... It's time to chart our own future as an independent, European nation." Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford said a deal was better than no deal but said it was "thin" and not what Wales was promised. The deal also means that, except for Northern Ireland, the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus student exchange scheme. Mr Johnson said it was being replaced with the Turing Scheme, which will include universities outside the EU. In another development following the deal announcement, the UK Mission to the EU said people with a driving licence issued in the UK would not need to use an International Drivers Licence in the EU, and that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) would be replaced by a similar scheme. Current EHIC cards will remain valid until their expiry date.
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