Toronto Photo Walks exhibition

October 29, 2012 by · Comments Off
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The first Toronto Photo Walks group exhibition will be at The Artful Dodger; there will be 19 of us showing our work. The opening party will be on Thursday, November 15 2012; join us from 7pm onwards. Details are @

*Note: exhibition ends Friday December 7th.

In local news…

April 24, 2012 by · Comments Off
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I heard the sirens then checked the TFS feed, grabbed my camera and went to see what it was all about.

[Flickr photo album]

Bahrain Grand Prix weekend

April 18, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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Last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled (well, at first it was postponed, then reinstated, and then cancelled) due to the ongoing Bahraini uprising. The FIA have announced that this season’s Bahrain Grand Prix will take place as scheduled this coming weekend.

BBC News reports “Bahraini security forces have fired stun grenades at protesters outside a cultural exhibition in Manama”. The article also says:

On Wednesday, opposition supporters held a protest demanding Sunday’s Grand Prix also be called off, and calling for the immediate release of Mr Khawaja in Old Manama.
A Bahraini journalist, who asked not to be named for fear of arrest, told the BBC that there were chaotic scenes outside Bab al-Bahrain, which marks the entrance to the main souq.

It’s going to be an interesting weekend; hopefully the race will go off without incident but if people are willing to disrupt the Boat Race (which has far less worldwide coverage) then Formula One’s global presence is an obvious target.

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2011 season may start late

February 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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With the increasing turmoil in Bahrain, it looks like the first race of this year’s Formula One season could be called off. BBC reports that “this weekend’s GP2 Asia event at the Sakhir circuit has been cancelled after the unrest overnight, when police moved in to clear a protest camp in a square in the middle of the Bahrain capital Manama.”

[Virgin Racing team boss] “Booth said a decision on whether the test would go ahead would need taking by 25 February, when the freight is scheduled to be sent out, and one on the race a week later, at the beginning of March.”

If the decision is to skip Bahrain, then the F1 season will start two weeks later in Australia (March 25-27).

Mercedes takes over Brawn F1 team

November 16, 2009 by · Comments Off
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As many people expected, Mercedes have invested in the Brawn team. [source: BBC news]

Mercedes will buy 75% of Brawn in partnership with an Abu Dhabi investment company but will continue as McLaren’s engine partner until 2015.

This is great news for the Brawn team, but I wonder what impact it will have on McLaren. Read more

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