#F1 Ricciardo takes on Austrian F1 circuit in a caravan

WE’RE used to seeing Dan Ricciardo tearing it up on the Formula One circuits around the world.

But how does the Perth speedster go driving an Aston Martin with a 400kg caravan attached?

Ricciardo went head-to-head with his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen in a fun-filled race around Austria’s F1 track.

Spoiler alert – the caravans might not make it through the entire video.

VIDEO: Perth Formula One driver Dan Ricciardo takes on Austrian F1 circuit in a caravan | Perth Now

Han’s Cafe owner fined for underpaying workers | Perth Now

THE operator of a Perth restaurant chain has been fined nearly $40,000 for underpaying the foreign workers she employed.

The operator and franchise owner of several well-known Han’s Cafe restaurants, Tram Hoang Han, and several companies she was a sole director of have been fined a total of $37,500 in the Federal Court of Australia.

Ms Han had shown a flagrant disregard for her obligations to comply with minimum award pay rates, said the Fair Work Ombudsman, which brought the case against her.

She was found to have underpaid 100 employees across four restaurants by at least $30,440.06,

MORE: Han’s Cafe owner fined for underpaying workers | Perth Now

JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after battery fire

A JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco was diverted on Tuesday after a lithium battery caught fire in the aircraft’s cabin, authorities said.

JetBlue Flight 915 left JFK International for San Francisco International but was diverted to Gerald R. Ford International in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at around 8 p.m. ET, after the battery from a passenger’s laptop caught fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials at Gerald R. Ford International said the aircraft had 158 people on board and that the flight landed “without incident.”…

MORE: JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after battery fire – ABC News

Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Axios news outlet reported on Wednesday, citing two unidentified sources with direct knowledge of the decision.

Trump who has previously called global warming a hoax, refused to endorse the landmark climate change accord at a summit of the G7 group of wealthy nations on Saturday, saying he needed more time to decide. He then tweeted that he would make an announcement this week.

Fox News also cited an unidentified source confirming the pullout.

The accord, agreed on by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015, aims to limit planetary warming in part by slashing carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Under the pact, the United States committed to reducing its emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

Axios said details of the pullout are being worked out by a team…

MORE: Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: Axios | Reuters

Homeless Manchester HERO reunites with mother

A homeless man who came to the aid of the Manchester Arena bombing victims has been reunited with his estranged mother – after she spotted him in news reports of the attack.

Chris Parker, 33, was in the foyer area of the venue when the device went off as music fans left the Ariana Grande concert last Monday, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.

Jessica Parker saw her son for the first time in five years on Friday.

‘It was heart wrenching, absolutely heart wrenching to know that he actually still wanted his mum,’ she told the BBC.

‘He told me very matter-of-factly what he did and said, ‘Mum, I’ve just done what anybody else would do’…

MORE: Homeless Manchester hero reunites with mother

NSW thrash Queensland to win Origin I

NSW have taken a 1-0 lead in the State of Origin series with a 28-4 win over Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW have taken a one-nil lead in the State of Origin series after a dominant 28-4 win over Queensland in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

The Blues scored five tries to one including four-pointers to giant front-rower Andrew Fifita and returning hero Jarryd Hayne in front of a near sell-out crowd at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can secure just their second series victory since 2006 if they beat the Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney for game two on June 21.

Source: NSW thrash Queensland to win Origin I | SBS News

Veteran Margaret Court says tennis ‘full of lesbians’

Australian tennis legend Margaret Court is again in the headlines, saying her sport is ‘full of lesbians’, which comes just days after her controversial boycott of Qantas airlines over CEO Alan Joyce’s involvement in the same-sex marriage debate.

Court, who is now a pastor, told radio show Vision Christian Radio: “Tennis is full of lesbians, because even when I was playing there was only a couple there, but those couple that led, that took young ones into parties and things.”

“And you know, what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport,” she said.

“We’re there to help them overcome. We’re not against the people.”

Court drew public criticism last week after writing an open letter saying that she would not fly with Qantas Airlines due to its support for same-sex marriage

Source: Veteran Margaret Court says tennis ‘full of lesbians’ | SBS News

Silicon Valley: the best and only comedy you should be watching

While people gab endlessly about lesser shows, this sitcom about a tech startup has been quietly scaling ever more majestic heights

I’m going to tell you two things that are unequivocally true. First, Silicon Valley is the best comedy on television at the moment. Second, not nearly enough people are talking about it.

I’ve spent the last couple of months watching the internet froth itself dry over a succession of lesser comedies – your Kimmy Schmidts, your Car Shares, your Masters of None – while Silicon Valley has quietly scaled ever more peerlessly majestic heights. And now I’m here to say stop. Enough is enough. Silicon Valley is astonishing. The fact that you’re not watching it is ridiculous.

If you’re new to it, Silicon Valley is a sitcom about a tech startup called Pied Piper. Its CEO is Richard Hendricks, a prodigiously gifted coder whose desire to always play fair puts him directly in the sights of all the sharks and wolves…

READ MORE: Silicon Valley: the best and only comedy you should be watching | Television & radio | The Guardian

Not a place in paradise awaiting terrorists – but hate preachers who exploit vulnerable young Muslims in this life

salman-abedi-cctv-police-2-crop.jpgThere is not a place in paradise awaiting terrorists – but there are abusive hate preachers who exploit vulnerable young Muslims in this life

The anti-Islam bandwagon has resurfaced in the wake of the Manchester attack, led by extremist commentators and a whole host of Islamophobes on social media. They reaffirm false ideologies spouted by Muslim radicals. The most popular of these false beliefs is that murdering innocents will take you to Heaven.

It won’t; according to the Quran, calling yourself a Muslim does not, in itself, make you worthy of paradise. Neither does killing people. After all, it was the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who said, “a Muslim is one from whose hands and tongue people are safe.”

READ MORE: There is not a place in paradise awaiting terrorists – but there are abusive hate preachers who exploit vulnerable young Muslims in this life | The Independent

The Keepers: true-crime series to take the world by storm ‘better than Making a Murderer’

The Keepers, a seven-part series

The latest Netflix true-crime series to take the world by storm is The Keepers, a seven-part series focused on the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik.

Baltimore nun Cesnik was murdered at the age of 26 in 1969 and, to this day, both the identity of her killer and cause of death have been shrouded in secrecy.

Viewers have been stunned by the twists and turns of the investigation that was spearheaded by Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub, two former students of Archbishop Keough, the school where Cesnik taught at the time of her death.

Many articles have gone so far as claimed that the Ryan White-directed series is even superior to Netflix’s other true crime sensation, Making a Murderer.

Source: The Keepers: Netflix’s true crime documentary that’s ‘better than Making a Murderer’ | The Independent