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Jessi Combs Named ‘Fastest Woman On Earth’ By Guinness World Records

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She did it!

It’s official. Jessi Combs, the late television host and race car driver, has been officially awarded the record holder of “Fastest Woman on Earth” posthumously by Guinness Book of World Records.

Last August 27th, 2019, Combs was in the Alvord Desert in Oregon with one main goal in mind – to break the female fastest land speed record. Tragically, Combs died while trying to set this record.

Combs was able to reach of speed of 522.783 miles per hour in a four-wheeled North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger. She broke a record that was set over 40 years ago. The previous record holder would be Kitty O’Neil who grabbed that title back in 1976 while piloting a jet-powered car with three wheels and reached a speed of 512.7 mph. Jessi Combs used that same Supersonic Challenger back in 2013 which

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World Steel May Production Slumps Despite Record China Output

Global crude steel production took a tumble in May as disruptions associated with the coronavirus pandemic hurt output across the world and crippled demand in major steel-consuming sectors. A surge in production from China to a new record high was more than offset by declines across other major producers.

Per the latest World Steel Association (“WSA”) report, crude steel production for 64 reporting nations plummeted 8.7% year over year to 148.8 million tons (Mt) in May. Notably, output declined in every region during the reported month.

China Churns Out Record Production

Crude steel production from China — the world’s biggest steel producer — shot up in May to an all-time high on an uptick in demand from construction and manufacturing sectors as the country continues its gradual recovery from the fallout of the pandemic. Per the WSA, production in China, which now accounts for more than 60% of the global

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The Future of Travel and Transport in a Post-Covid-19 World

The automotive industry has been dealt a huge blow by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)—perhaps greater than any other global catastrophe in the modern times.

Many car manufacturers were compelled to shut down operations at plants, dealerships, and other touch points in the auto supply chain, all in an attempt to curb the effects of the virus.

Many of these manufacturers work to ensure they are not in the red when operation resumes, some modified their business model, either providing customers with a way to purchase cars while remaining on lockdown or extending warranty and maintenance, and even payment periods for customers.

To note, automotive websites like Zigwheels and Carmudi, have long before gave people the power to purchase online—an option that is just being given by some manufacturers and dealers. 

Others chose to shift their operations to providing medical equipment and protective gear.

How long these

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Epic’s Tim Sweeney reveals a more connected, ‘Fortnite’-driven, game-unified world

Epic Games created a mock PlayStation 5 game to show off its Unreal Engine 5. <span class="copyright">(Epic Games)</span>
Epic Games created a mock PlayStation 5 game to show off its Unreal Engine 5. (Epic Games)

Pandemic-era previews of next-generation home console games have been sporadic and short so far, but “Fortnite” creator Epic Games has offered a glimpse at what a game running on Sony’s PlayStation 5 could look like. Unveiling an update to the public for its game creation suite the Unreal Engine on Wednesday, the North Carolina company pulled back the curtain on the potential future of games, showcasing a tech demo of a fictional “Tomb Raider”-esque game.

Epic’s key promise is that its Unreal Engine 5, due in early 2021, will essentially render cinematic-quality, CGI-like effects in real time, complete with realistic lighting that had previously been more hardware-driven. Even in the current generation of high-tech games there’s a difference between strictly narrative scenes and game-play moments. But eventually, promises Epic, those barriers will be

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