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Man goes viral for trying to fill electric Tesla car with petrol

Man goes viral for trying to fill electric Tesla car with petrol

A driver was left baffled as he tried desperately to fill up his Tesla with petrol before realising it’s an electric car.

Most Tesla owners buy their car because of the environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle.

But this man in Las Vegas seemed unaware that his Model 3 runs on electricity when he tried to fill it up with gas.

Dash cam footage shared by magician Justin Flom on July 15 shows the baffled driver trying to refuel his car at a gas station to the amusement of people in the car behind him.

Footage shared on Facebook by magician Justin Flom shows a sleek, black, Model 3 Tesla parked up alongside a petrol pump at a station, where the driver got out and disposed of some rubbish from his car.

Behind the camera, Flom could be heard commenting on the absurdity of the scene, saying: ‘This guy got a Tesla, at a gas station?’

Flom and another onlooker speculated whether the driver was just throwing something away, but it soon became clear that the man was indeed attempting to put petrol in the electric car.

 Realising what he’d done, the man could be seen yelling: ‘F*ck!’, before getting back into the electric car and driving away.

Flom’s video has racked up tens of thousands of reactions at the time of writing, July 18, with countless Facebook users commenting on the unfortunate situation.

Australia’s virus death toll rises as VIC records 217 new cases

Australia’s virus death toll rises as VIC records 217 new cases

Victorian coronavirus death toll climbs to 34 as 217 new cases recorded

Victoria has recorded 217 new coronavirus cases, almost half the number of daily cases in the state since Friday’s record number, and a further two Victorians have died.

The new daily tally is more than 200 cases fewer than the daily increase recorded in Victoria on Friday – which was the highest daily jump of 428 cases. The two Victorians who have died – a man and woman in their 80s – brought the state’s death toll from the virus to 34.

The drop in cases coincides with the end of the hard lockdowns put in place two weeks ago in the North Melbourne public housing flats on Albert Street which is now the subject of an inquiry by the Victorian Ombudsman.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the decrease showed stage three restrictions were working, however, stressed the numbers were jumping from day to day and said there was no room for complacency.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton described Saturday’s 217 figure as ”a relief”.

“Today’s number of 217 new cases is a relief, after yesterday’s number, certainly a relief to someone like me who has been watching the daily numbers for six months,” he said.

The outbreak linked to Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, Victoria’s largest coronavirus cluster, is now linked to 164 infections.

There are now a total of 23 cases linked to the Glendale Aged Care facility in Werribee, 13 linked to Estia Health Aged Care in Heidelberg and nine linked to the St Basil’s aged care facility in Fawkner.

Three more nursing homes, including two in regional Victoria, have also recorded new cases in staff members.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said she understood one staff member at each of those nursing homes — the Bethlehem aged care facility in Bendigo, the Bill Crawford Lodge in Ballarat and Bupa Aged Care Edithvale, in Melbourne’s south-east — had tested positive.

She said the Government was “concerned” about the number of cases linked to aged care facilities in Victoria.

“[Having positive cases in regional aged care facilities now] highlights the fact that all Victorians need to be vigilant about this highly contagious virus,” she said.

White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week

White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week

Trump Administration Blocks CDC Director From Testifying To Congress On Reopening Schools

The Trump administration is rebuffing House Democrats’ effort to hear testimony from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield on safely reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) sent Redfield a letter last week asking him or a CDC designee to testify at a hearing on how K-12 public schools can reopen for in-person classroom instruction this fall.

But on Friday, Scott said his panel had been informed that the Trump administration would not allow CDC testimony at the hearing planned for next week.

“It is alarming that the Trump administration is preventing the CDC from appearing before the committee at a time when its expertise and guidance is so critical to the health and safety of students, parents, and educators. This lack of transparency does a great disservice to the many communities across the country facing difficult decisions about reopening schools this fall,” Scott said in a statement.

A senior administration official said that Redfield has already testified before Congress at least four times in the last few months.

CDC officials have delayed the release of new recommendations for sending children back to classrooms.

Earlier this week, Redfield stressed the wearing of masks as a key component to any strategy for reopening schools.

“Because to me, face coverings are the key. If you really look at it, the data is really clear — they work,” Redfield said.

Kanye West has dropped out of 2020 presidential race

Kanye West has dropped out of 2020 presidential race

Kanye West ‘out of presidential race’ already after scoring just 2% in polls

Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

On Tuesday (14 July), Steve Kramer, a member of West’s campaign team, told Intelligencer that after amassing a 180-strong campaign team in Florida, the rapper would allegedly no longer be contesting the election.

“He’s out,” Kramer said, telling the publication that he was in the process of getting “all our stuff cancelled”.

He later added: “I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye… Any candidate running for president for the first time goes through these hiccups.”

According to the report, West had attempted to get his name on the ballot as a third-party candidate, but needed to collect 132,781 signatures by Wednesday (15 July) to be eligible to run in Florida.

A national poll showed that only 2% of voters were thinking of vouching for him in November’s election.

The rapper announced his plans to run for office on 4 July, tweeting: ‘We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.

“I am running for president of the United States!”

Initially, West garnered support from social media users, including from Elon Musk. The rapper later claimed that Musk would be appointed “head of our space program” under his presidency.

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K-9 Killed In The Line Of Duty To Be Buried In A Custom Painted Casket

K-9 Killed In The Line Of Duty To Be Buried In A Custom Painted Casket

A police dog killed in the line of duty will be buried in a special casket bearing his portrait

A Utah paint shop that specializes in motorcycles and classic cars has designed a customized casket for a fallen police dog.

Hondo, a K-9 with Herriman City’s Police Department, was shot while assisting officers apprehending a fugitive in Salt Lake City on February 13. Hondo suffered a gunshot wound to the sternum and died at a nearby veterinary hospital.

The police department contacted Rawtin Garage with an urgent request to honor Hondo’s life: a customized casket.

“They asked if we could get something together since we have done work on their motorcycles before,” John Ward, owner of Rawtin Garage, told CNN.

Twenty-four hours later, Rawtin revealed the special casket. Its custom design, all hand painted or airbrushed, included a portrait of Hondo wearing his police harness.

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“What an honor it was to paint a hero’s casket,” the garage posted on Facebook.

The crew at Rawtin Garage normally custom paints motorcycles and classic cars this was their first casket design.

Hondo was a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois who was trained in Europe prior to joining the force of the Harriman City Police Department back in 2015.

The artist who did the custom-painted image of Hondo by hand on the casket, Eccles, spoke to KSL-TV and revealed, “In a weird way, it was kind of a spiritual experience. You feel like, by the time you’re done, you really got to know Hondo.”

Hondo had been working with his partner, Sgt. Ben Ricks. Together, the pair had a track record of more than 100 felony arrests. Hondo was quite the accomplished K-9, ranking near the top of Utah’s best K-9s in the state. And, according to Carr, in 2018, Hondo took first place in the international trials.