French pro skier Candide Thovex takes to various dry slopes (and the occasional wet one) around the world: from sand dunes to volcanic ash, jungle hills and sections of the Great Wall of China – destroying multiple sets of skis in an elaborate promo for the Audi Quattro.
Cycle lane taken over by illegally parked cars on Westland Row [Dublin 2]…
Free the lanes.
Earlier: The Lycra Bulge
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“It is very worrying that governments, in return for relatively small amounts of sponsorship money, are willing to risk damaging their credibility and that of the EU presidency,” said Olivier Hoedeman, research and campaigns coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory, a Brussels corruption watchdog.
BMW and Audi say their sponsorship was only about raising their profile in European markets. Audi, for example, said it regularly applied via tenders to provide cars for events because “it helps the Audi brand to increase both reputation and popularity”.