Bottas and Mercedes dominate Australian opener

first_imgValtteri Bottas capitalised on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday with the “best race” of his life.Starting second behind pole-sitter Hamilton, Bottas got the jump on the Briton during a typically messy start at Albert Park and ended up cruising to his fourth win by some 20.80 seconds after delaying a tyre-change.Runner-up Hamilton, who switched to the medium compound tyres seven laps earlier than Bottas, had to battle to hold off third-placed Max Verstappen and was fortunate the Red Bull driver took a late skid in the grass to lose vital seconds.Bottas claimed his first race win since Abu Dhabi in 2017 and added icing to the cake by securing a bonus point for the fastest lap at the lakeside circuit in one minute 25.580 seconds.“I don’t know what just happened. The start was really good, it was definitely my best race ever,” said the overwhelmed Finn.“I just felt so good and everything was under control. The car was so good today so truly enjoyable, I need to enjoy today.“I’m just so happy and can’t wait for the next race.”Hamilton complained mid-race on the team radio about his early pitstop and said he was worried his tyres would not last.But he was magnanimous about the result and his team will have been thrilled that their raw pace was enough to blitz the chasing pack.“It was a good weekend for the team,” said Hamilton.“Valtteri drove an incredible race today so he deserved it.“I’ve just got work on my starts more.”For Ferrari, however, it was a sobering day as fourth-placed Vettel and fifth-placed new boy Charles Leclerc were reduced to fighting each other for a minor position.The Scuderia had posted the fastest times during winter testing — just pipping Mercedes — but both cars finished nearly a minute behind Bottas.Four-times champion Vettel held the podium spot for most of the race but ended up easily picked off by Verstappen as Red Bull celebrated a positive debut with Honda engines.“I had to overtake Seb to get onto the podium which is not easy here but I was happy to pull that move off,” said the Dutchman, who secured Honda a first podium in the V6 turbo hybrid era.In the midfield battle, Kevin Magnussen was sixth for Haas ahead of Renault’s seventh-placed Nico Hulkenberg.Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen was eighth in his debut for Alfa Romeo, the team formerly known as Sauber, while ninth-placed Lance Stroll and 10th-placed Daniil Kvyat grabbed the remaining points for Racing Point F1 and Toro Rosso respectively.It was a terrible Renault debut for home hope Daniel Ricciardo as he rolled wide into the grass straight out of the grid and destroyed his front wing over a bump.He was forced to pit immediately to replace it and ended up back in the garage midway through the race, his third retirement in his home race.McLaren driver Carlos Sainz also retired after easing into pit lane on the 11th lap with his car on fire.Haas, who lost both cars due to botched tyre changes in last year’s race, showed they were not free of their pit-stop gremlins, as a poor stop caused Romain Grosjean to lose two places.The Frenchman was later forced to retire with a reliability problem.In his first Formula One race in more than eight years, Williams driver Robert Kubica was last of the 17 cars that finished, one behind rookie team mate George Russell.McLaren’s Lando Norris was the best of the F1 debutants, finishing 12th.Prior to the start, drivers and officials stood for a minute’s silence at the grid in tribute to the late F1 racing director Charlie Whiting and in remembrance of victims of a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.last_img read more

Legal fights won’t distract Mayweather

first_img“I’m aggressive. I’m coming straight ahead,” Mayweather said Wednesday. “I’m looking for the knockout. He’s looking for the knockout. I can guarantee it won’t go the distance.”What has gone the distance are the court cases involving Mayweather, who faces up to 34 years in prison if convicted on all charges in a domestic violence dispute from last September involving former girlfriend Josie Harris.Pacquiao, 32, is suing Mayweather for defamation, saying the American dubbed him a dope cheat when pushing for extra blood tests for a much-awaited showdown that fell through when contract talks broke down in 2008.“I never accused nobody of doing anything,” Mayweather said, although he later cited Pacquiao’s reluctance to take the test and rise to power by saying, “it’s obvious you must be hiding something.“If a fighter beats me, I want him to do it the fair and honest way.“If you’re the best, take the test.”A fight fan and a housing community security guard also have suits against Mayweather, who shrugged off the distractions.“I keep a clear head. I don’t focus on nothing,” Mayweather said.“Things happen in life. It’s a roller coaster ride. Everything happens for a reason. Certain obstacles are put in front of me. I just feel no one can stop me.”What could stop him are felony counts of grand larceny, coercion and robbery from an altercation with his former girlfriend.Mayweather said Harris claimed she was punched, stomped and beaten by him but added, “We’re yet to see photos”, and indicated drugs and alcohol could have been involved in perceptions of the incident.“There’s a difference between holding somebody’s hand and restraining someone,” Mayweather said.Mayweather said he had “spoken enough” about whether or not he still wanted to fight Pacquiao, even as critics have charged he used the blood tests as a way to avoid a fighter who might beat him.Mayweather talked about how boxing was tainted by doping then how Pacquiao started rising among the ranks of top fighters later than some other fighters.“Let’s make this make sense,” Mayweather said. “I was born at night but not last night. I was born in the day but not yesterday. My health is more important than money.”Mayweather said Pacquiao keeps talking about Mayweather and fighting foes whom Mayweather has already beaten because it makes the Asian star more money.“As long as he’s attached to Floyd Mayweather, he’s going to make great paydays,” Mayweather said. “As long as he’s fighting Floyd Mayweather’s leftovers he’s going to look great. Fighters are never the same once they face me.”Mayweather said he would fight England’s Amir Khan, provided Khan first beat undefeated American Jesse Vargas, who fights on the Mayweather-Ortiz undercard.“He’s got to earn it,” Mayweather said. “If Amir Khan gets past Jesse Vargas, Amir Khan has a fight with Floyd Mayweather.”Ortiz, 10 years younger than Mayweather at age 24, offers Mayweather a southpaw in his prime, what many see as a perfect tuneup fight for Pacquiao but what Mayweather calls a solid test of his conditioning and skills.“That’s why this has been my longest training camp thus far, because we wanted to make sure we’re ready for a guy that is 10 years younger,” Mayweather said. “We will be ready.”Mayweather has not fought since stopping Shane Mosley in May of 2010 and has fought only twice since stopping Britain’s Ricky Hatton in December of 2007.“I haven’t showed (ring rust) thus far. I just try to focus on doing my job,” Mayweather said. “I try to be disciplined. I keep myself in shape.”Mayweather is engaged to model Shantel Jackson, saying her strength has helped him through the tough times.“Going through everything, it’s nice to have a strong lady behind you,” said Mayweather. “She has never judged me. She says we live and learn. She doesn’t judge me. She is very important in my life.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 8 – Floyd Mayweather Jnr says his many legal headaches, including a defamation lawsuit filed by Filipino star Manny Pacquiao, will not distract him from next week’s title fight with Victor Ortiz.Unbeaten Mayweather, 41-0 with 25 knockouts, will face American southpaw Ortiz, 29-2-2 with 22 knockouts, on September 17 at Las Vegas for Ortiz’s World Boxing Council welterweight crown.last_img read more

Anduvate out as Murunga names Vegas squad

first_img0Shares0000Kenya Sevens assistant coach Kevin Wambua explains a point to Harold Anduvate during a training session at the RFUEA Ground on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Head coach Paul Murunga has made four changes to the Kenya 7s team that travels to the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of the World Sevens series in March.Menengai Oilers’ Harold Anduvate and Homeboyz’s Mark Wandetto have been ruled out with injury while Eliakim Kichoi and William Reeve have both been rested. Michael Agevi who is Collins Injera and Huimphrey Kayange’s younger brother comes into the squad as well as debutant Charles Owino, Herman Humwa and Edmund Anya.Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi and Brian Wahinya who have so far featured in all four legs in Dubai, Cape Town, Hamilton and Sydney are part of the Vegas troops. So is Vincent Onyala and Cyprian Kuto who were on boarded to the squad from the Cape Town leg.Skipper Jacob Ojee, Bush Mwale and Brian Wandera who came in for the Oceania trip to Hamilton and Sydney maintain their places in the squad. No player is making a return for the America legs from last year.Kenya 7s is in pool B with hosts USA, France and Argentina with the first match set to be against Mike Friday’s Eagles 7s at 3.50am on Saturday March 2.The second pool B match for Kenya will be against France at 6.29am on Saturday before closing with Argentina at 11.58pm.Heading to Vegas 7s, Kenya sits 13th in the HSBC World Sevens Series standings with 12 points, just one above Japan who occupy position 15- the relegation point.Kenya 7s SquadJacob Ojee, Vincent Onyala, Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi, Brian Wahinya, Bush Mwale, Brian Wandera, Cyptian Kuto, Edmund Anya, Herman Humwa, Charles Omondi, Michael Agevi.-additional information from Raga House-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Nurse fired in latest King-Drew mishap

first_imgFederal evaluators this week are conducting a survey this week that could determine the future of the Willowbrook hospital. If the troubled facility fails, it will lose $200 million in federal money, which would prompt county supervisors to close it down. After the scalpel incident, federal officials cited the hospital Tuesday for placing patients in “immediate jeopardy.” County health officials then submitted a preliminary corrective plan to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which the agency accepted. The county Department of Health Services must supply a more detailed plan to federal investigators before they conclude the King-Harbor review. The nurse caring for a psychiatric patient who cut herself with a scalpel in an emergency room bathroom at King- Harbor Hospital this week has been fired, officials said. The nurse, a temporary employee, apparently did not arrange for someone to monitor the patient to ensure that she did not harm herself, according to an internal county memo. Another supervising nurse was placed on administrative leave after the incident. The patient, a female awaiting evaluation, probably obtained the scalpel from the emergency room at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, according to the memo from county health chief Dr. Bruce Chernof to county supervisors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Foreign investors should not buy English football clubs, says Charlton owner

first_img shining Charlton fans want Roland Duchatelet to sell-up MONEY REVEALED huge blow 5 A photo of one of the locations of reported vandalism In the early hours of Monday morning, some of his properties were vandalised in Sint Truiden with messages saying “f*** off Roland”.Charlton fans threw crisp packets on to the pitch during their home game against Fleetwood last August after a staff member allegedly had to ask HR for permission to eat at their desk due to Duchatelet’s extreme cost-cutting measures.Supporters have also held a mock funeral to signal the “death” of the club and travelled to Belgium to protest against the 72-year-old.And fan backlash is a reason why English football clubs should not be owned by foreign investors, according to Duchatelet.He told talkSPORT: “Many buildings and private houses have been damaged by this graffiti. The problem is, the whole system in my mind in England with football is wrong.“They should not invite people like myself to become owners of clubs like Charlton or of any other clubs by the way. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “Because in fact I do spend maybe two per cent of my time on Charlton, I have so many other things to do. I’m not the only one, an owner of a big club, who doesn’t have the time to take care of this.“I didn’t know (when I purchased the club) it was going to be the case. That’s the reason why I believe that the EFL shouldn’t sell clubs to foreign owners who do not know this kind of thing can happen.”Duchatelet says buying Charlton has been a “major mistake”.He angered Addicks fans once more after failing to sufficiently back manager Lee Bowyer in the January transfer window.The Addicks lost 14-goal striker Karlan Grant to Huddersfield in a deal in the region of £2million with just two days of the transfer window remaining. Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet believes foreign investors should steer clear of buying English football clubs.Addicks fans have endured five miserable years under the Belgian millionaire’s reign, which included relegation from the Championship in 2016. Most supporters have been protesting against Duchatelet since he bought the club in January 2014. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Karlan Grant’s departure has dealt a blow to Charlton’s top-two hopes in League One (Picture: Huddersfield Town FC) no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 5 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Charlton fans are fed-up with Roland Duchatelet Charlton’s controversial owner Roland Duchatelet Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE BEST OF Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade But only Gillingham’s Josh Parker was brought in to replace Grant’s goals.Billy Clarke’s arrival from Bradford in June 2017 was the last time Charlton paid a transfer fee for a player.Duchatelet added: “For my life it’s been a major mistake to do that (buy Charlton). It’s annoying. It’s not nice.“I think it’s totally wrong that foreign people get involved with football.“The thing that happened is that my press people were very wrong at the time in managing the situation.“That’s the main thing I can say. So in that sense the thing is you cannot control everything.“Every club makes mistakes, every manager makes mistakes. So that’s not the problem. The problem is that the situation is just not healthy. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 5 5 “It’s just not healthy this approach. I don’t think that foreign owners who have a lot of money should be involved in English football.“They should leave these people alone. Leave me alone that’s what I say. I didn’t ask for this. I wanted to have a nice club.“It’s not the fans in general, it’s just a few fans. I don’t know how many. There were two who did (the graffiti). They could be fans, I’m not sure.”Despite Charlton’s off-field problems, Bowyer has been able to guide the club to fifth in League One with 12 games to go.An Australian consortium was set to end Duchatelet’s tenure in SE7 at the end of last season, however, fans are still eagerly awaiting news of a completed takeover.last_img read more

Bedford Woman Arrested for Allegedly Battering a 23-Month-Old Child

first_imgA Bedford woman was arrested Tuesday after investigators say she battered and injured her boyfriend’s 23-month-old son.Arrested and Charged was Chelsee New, 29, Bedford, IN– Battery on a Minor, Causing Injury, Level 5 Felony – Criminal Confinement, Level 3 Felony– Neglect of a Dependent, Level 5 FelonyOn Tuesday, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was contacted by the Indiana Department of Child Services to assist with investigating a child at a daycare center in Padanaram that had suffered numerous bruises and bites. According to child care workers who had initially reported the injuries to DCS, the 23-month-old child had sustained injuries sometime between the Friday afternoon of November 10th and the Monday morning of November 13th. Lents learned that the only people the child was with during that time was the child’s father, Dakota Padgett, and Padgett’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Chelsee New of Bedford. Through the course of the investigation, Lents and DCS learned that New had babysat the infant child during the weekend, and had struck and bit him as disciplinary measures. New was placed into custody and charged with battering and neglecting the child, as well as criminally confining him.The infant was taken into custody by the Department of Child Services and was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for evaluation and treatment.last_img read more

Monthly National Average Premium for 2016 Provided (Rev. Proc. 2016-43)

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe IRS has issued guidance providing the 2016 monthly national average premium for qualified health plans that have a bronze level of coverage for taxpayers to use in determining their maximum individual shared responsibility payment under Code Sec. 5000A(c)(1)(B). Rev. Proc. 2014-46, I.R.B. 2014-33, 367, provides the methodology used to determine the monthly national average bronze plan premium. The monthly national average premium for qualified health plans that have a bronze level of coverage and are offered through Exchanges in 2016 is $223 per individual. The premium is $1,115 for a shared responsibility family with five or more members. The guidance is effective for tax years ending after December 31, 2015.Rev. Proc. 2015-15, I.R.B. 2015-5, 564, is superseded.Rev. Proc. 2016-43, 2016FED ¶46,392Other References:Code Sec. 5000ACCH Reference – 2016FED ¶34,963.15Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC HEALTH: 3,150last_img read more

Intel® vPro™ Technology Enables Remote Manageability of PCs Employing Encrypted Disk Technology whitepaper

first_imgAlthough Danbury is the ultimate solution for Disk Encryption and Remote Manageability, the following whitepaper provides a reference design for using Intel® vPro™ Technology and Serial Over LAN (SOL) as a means to perform remote disk drive unlock on client boot up. Whitepaper: Intel® vProTM Technology Enables Remote Manageability of PCs Employing Encrypted Disk Technology Matt Royerlast_img

Team India eyeing series lead against West Indies in 4th ODI

first_imgThe five-match ODI series is currently leveled at 1-1 between India and West IndiesBolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they meet West Indies in the fourth cricket one-dayer on Friday on what is expected to be a pacy track.The series is locked at 1-1 and the picturesque HPCA Stadium will provide the perfect setting as the two teams square off to seize the initiative before the final match of the series is played at Eden Gardens on October 20.India’s series-levelling victory at the Kotla was combination of West Indies’ self destruction while cruising towards an easy win and also inability to play on a track where there is some turn on offer.Spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra exploited the helpful conditions perfectly as West Indies lost eight wickets for 45 runs in their pursuit of a competitive total of 263.However, India might find it difficult for their spinners to extract same kind of help from the track here as they have done from 22-yard strip in Delhi.Notwithstanding the erratic display from the Caribbean batsmen, the battle in the backdrop of the Dhauladar mountain range should be exciting, considering the fast and bouncy nature of the pitch.There is always a chance of rain in the hills. Therefore even a light spell of shower will further aid the pacemen besides making the conditions colder.The teams chose to stay put in Delhi post the match on Oct 11 and arrived at a much-higher altitude here only on the eve of the match.advertisementFacing a decent West Indies pace attack on a lively surface will be a test for the Indian batsmen. The home team had a tough time batting first here against England in January 2013, when it lost half its men for 79 runs before going on to lose the match.The best thing to come out of the Kotla game for India is Virat Kohli hitting some sort of form after a prolonged lean patch.A gritty 62 on a typically low and slow Kotla wicket must have done his confidence a world of good. It also proved Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to drop Kohli down the batting order at four behind Ambati Rayudu worked and the skipper is expected to stick to the same sequence.Chief curator Sunil Chauhan has promised the wicket will assist the fast bowlers and that might make either captain consider a four-pronged pace attack. In that scenario, leggie Amit Mishra could make way for Ishant Sharma.With pitch offering some bounce and lateral movement, Ishant’s hit-the-deck type of bowling might just be ideal for this kind of track.The World Cup not being far away and Ishant would like to throw his hat in the ring for being one of Dhoni’s trusted lieutenant in the pace bowling department when the marquee event starts in February next year.While the Indian pacers haven’t exactly set the stage on fire during the two ODIs, one man, who has surely impressed is Mohammed Shami.Shami, with eight wickets from two games, is now the highest wicket-taker in the series and by far looked the best pacer on view during the death overs with his consistent deliveries in the blockhole.Though young left-arm spinner Akshar Patel has been included in the squad for the last two ODIs, he is unlikely to make it to the playing XI as two left-arm spinners would make the attack one-dimensional.It also seems rookie chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will have to wait longer for his international debut.Anyway, it will be a challenge for the Indian bowlers to contain the in-form Dwayne Smith and Marlon Samuels, who have been the stand-out performers with the willow, for the visitors.While Samuels hit an unbeaten 126 in the first game at Kochi that the West Indies won convincingly, Smith was guilty of throwing his wicket away at the cusp of century (97) in the second game in the Capital.Overall, it will be interesting to see how the unpredictable visitors bat on a tricky surface.On the bowling front, West indies skipper Dwayne Bravo would surely expect his fast bowlers to come to the party. He has the option of bringing in speedster Kemar Roach to support Ravi Rampaul and Jerome Taylor.Allrounder Andre Russell will be expected to keep things tight in the middle overs.Teams(from):India: MS Dhoni(c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Murali Vijay, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar PateladvertisementWest Indies: Dwayne Bravo(c), Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Jason Holder, Leon Johnsonlast_img read more

Travel inspired style stuff for the fashionably footloose

first_img1. Charlotte Olympia (women’s footwear)Inspired by: U.S.AAccessories designer Charlotte Olympia has introduced Around the World, a capsule collection of city-inspired stilettos. The line of nine shoes was created in celebration of the luxury brand’s global presence, with each pair representing a spot where a Charlotte Olympia store stands. The one here showcases the Statue of Liberty.2. New York Bond No.9 (fragrances) Inspired by: New York.Ask a native New Yorker what they think the city’s signature scent is, and the answer is likely going to be unsavoury. Bond No. 9 is an entire fragrance collection that pays homage to the city that never sleeps. The collection includes scents for men and women inspired by favourite neighbourhoods and landmarks (Central Park West, Bryant Park, and Little Italy, to name a few), as well as scented candles, body washes, and lotions.3. Fall in love with Acapulco (swim wear)Inspired by: Acapulco, MexicoSpeedo is ahead of the current trends as usual. All of these fun prints from Speedo’s chlorine resistant swimwear are inspired by different cities across the globe. Make sure to make your way from the bustling city life to the secluded beaches to find the perfect swimming spots in paradise. The Acapulco Trickback Girls One Piece captures the beautiful sunset on a beach, and we can almost imagine entering into the photographic quality print. It is perfect for the type of girl who is always looking for the perfect place to spend an afternoon swimming.4. World traveller necklace (jewellery)Inspired by: The GlobePerfect for any world traveller, this locket necklace can hold up to two photos and is a pocket friendly option designed to keep your loved ones close to your heart while travelling. Inspired by the concept of  the movie Eat, Pray, Love, this necklace is for the globe trotters who have a deep passion for travelling and consider it an art more than just recreation.advertisement5. Chantecaille Eye Shadow palette (beauty/makeup) Inspired by: The Tropical GlacierChantecaille’s beautiful eye shadow trio for summer not only looks gorgeous but also contributes five per cent of proceeds to the Extreme Ice Survey, a project that seeks to educate the dangerous effects of global warming. These shadows are so delicate, the powder so fine, that it’s easy to blend together and layer to create a soft, smoky eye. And the middle shadow can be applied just below the brow. Love the sleek silver packaging, and the wonderfully understated shadows, with their taupe, champagne, and lilac-grey toneslast_img read more