At its world debut this weekend the Aston Martin

first_imgAt its world debut this weekend, the Aston Martin One-77 has won the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.Following the Geneva Auto Salon in March, where the technical illustration was first shown, the rolling chassis has since been completed by hand into the first car presented at Villa d’Este this weekend. At its first public unveiling in the perfect setting of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, the first complete One-77 was on show. Visiting public were invited to cast their vote for the best concept and prototype. Among eight entries from around the world, the Aston Martin One-77 was voted the best in class, eclipsing the competition with more than 30% of the total votes.Admiring crowds viewed One-77 in its entirety for the first time. The car was showcased complete with running powertrain and the never seen before, fully handcrafted interior.Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Embodying everything Aston Martin stands for; the One-77 has proven itself as the most desirable automotive art form at its premiere today.”www.astonmartin.comlast_img read more

UK considers banning energy drink sales to children in England

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – The sale of high-caffeine soft drinks to children could be banned in England, the British government said on Thursday, citing public health concerns. Reporting by William James; Editing by William Schomberg The so-called ‘energy drinks’ contain high levels of sugar and caffeine and have been linked to obesity and a range of other health issues.“With thousands of young people regularly consuming energy drinks, often because they are sold at cheaper prices than soft drinks, we will consult on banning the sale of energy drinks to children,” Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.Adolescents in Britain who drink energy drinks consume around 50 percent more than their counterparts in Europe, the statement said.The government launched a consultation seeking views on the subject, including at what age the ban should apply. The policy would only apply to England, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland free to set their own policies.The ban would apply to drinks containing 150 milligrams of caffeine or more per litre.Some retailers already ban sales of energy drinks to children aged under 16. In April this year a separate sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect across the United Kingdom.center_img London best pest control last_img read more