Formula One: Retirement not on Hamilton mind as fourth title beckons

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I don’t look upon him and think that I am better because I have more wins and championships and poles, but I feel very proud for my name to be mentioned alongside his name — and that’s all.”Looking back on his early years in F1 with McLaren and his first championship win, he added: “In 2008 I was a kid. I had all the natural talent I have today, but I didn’t have the knowledge or experience.“I’m much better equipped now than I was in 2008. It’s actually been more enjoyable this year being in the position I am. I’m a lot more comfortable in my own skin so that’s really helped me.”Looking ahead to Sunday’s race and his chance to secure another title, he added: “I’m now fighting a championship-winning team in Ferrari and a champion driver, but I’m much better equipped. It’s actually been more enjoyable this year being in the position I am.“When you are 18, you think you know everything, but you don’t know anything.”On Friday, Hamilton wound up second in both sessions, having also been outpaced by Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the morning.“It’s been a good day,” said Hamilton. “It didn’t really start out great, particularly in the second session with the big spin on my first lap that really threw me off the session and made it a little bit tricky to get the run on the super-soft tyres.“I had put myself on the back foot, but the single lap and then the long run on the ultra-soft was probably one of the best I’ve ever done.“I don’t think I’ve ever done 26 laps that consistent, apart from in a race maybe.“We got lots of information, the track was feeling better in the second session once the temperature came up -– so, overall, it was a good day.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I definitely won’t be here at 40,” he said. “I don’t think that is going to happen, but it changes all the time.“There have been times when I thought I am happy to move on, but you can’t come back.“I can’t tell you how long I will be here for, but eventually I will figure it out and know when the time comes. I anticipate a couple more years at least.”Hamilton said also that he would not consider winning a fourth title elevated him beyond his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, who had won three championships before his death in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.“Ayrton’s life was cut short and I think, had he the opportunity to continue and race in safe conditions, he would have continued to win more championships.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Earlier, he had suggested that a fourth world title would not usher him towards retirement and hinted that he is likely to remain in the sport for the next few years.“I can easily imagine myself without Formula One, but it is not about that right now,” he told reporters. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There are some really cool things coming along that are going to complement where I am in Formula One.”He declined to elaborate on his plans, but conceded that he had been in Los Angeles earlier in the week to discuss “creations” he was working on. Harden’s triple-double lifts Rockets past Hornets QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Mercedes’ British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton poses with his car at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, on October 26, 2017 ahead of the week-end’s Mexican Formula One Grand Prix. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZLewis Hamilton hailed one of his “best drives” on Friday despite being outpaced by Daniel Ricciardo during second free practice for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, where on Sunday he hopes to claim his fourth drivers’ world title.The 32-year-old Briton, who spun and ruined a set of tyres at Turn 11 early in the session, said his recovery and consistency in the remainder of that practice had seen him produce a drive that was “one of the best I have every done.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Video: Mississippi State OL Rufus Warren Tried Cheerleading Today, And It Was Hilarious

first_imgMississippi State Offensive lineman attempts to hold an MS cheerleader.Rufus Warren MSU CheerleaderMississippi State offensive lineman Rufus Warren is listed at 6-foot-7, 299 pounds on the school’s website. He has to handle large, athletic SEC defensive linemen on a regular basis, but when it came time to lift up an SEC cheerleader today, Warren wasn’t sure how to handle it.Here’s the video of Warren lifting up an MSU cheerleader. He does the job, but admittedly wasn’t too steady and seemed quite happy to be put her down as soon as possible.VIDEO: We are on our way to the coliseum, but first Rufus Warren tried out to be a cheerleader. #HailState pic.twitter.com/8dej0QMc7v— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 16, 2015Warren will probably take some good-natured ribbing for that, but he seemed pretty comfortable laughing at himself.last_img

DP World Antwerp to Share Data via NxtPort Platform

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license DP World Antwerp has signed an agreement with NxtPort to share information through this digital data platform for the port community. With this move, DP World has become the first terminal operator committing to make all its data available on the platform.This means information related to containers that are handled in the terminal such as gate in, gate out, loading and unloading can be retrieved through API’s.“Innovation is central to the business strategy of DP World Antwerp. With this initiative, we want to take the lead in further developing NxtPort and stimulating the development of new software applications that integrate with our terminals,” Rob Harrison, CEO of DP World Antwerp, commented.In addition to providing its own information, DP World Antwerp, together with NxtPort, hopes to make further innovations that will improve and expand the exchange of data in the supply chain.As explained by Daniel Lievens, CEO of NxtPort, DP World’s commitment will boost the further development of NxtPort: “Software developers can now consult the data that DP World will make available via the NxtPort platform. They can use the information for the development of new logistic applications. The collaboration between DP World and NxtPort will therefore boost the entire NxtPort community.”In November last year, the Antwerp Port Authority acquired a 75 percent stake in NxtPort, committing to further develop it as an “innovative data platform that will be a driver of logistical, maritime and industrial innovation” in the port.last_img read more

Nova Scotia capital commemorates catastrophic Halifax Explosion 100 years ago

first_imgHALIFAX – Rose Poirier stood on a hill overlooking Halifax harbour at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday, quietly marking the moment precisely 100 years before when the city’s bustling north end was obliterated by the worst human-caused disaster in Canadian history.Before the poets and the politicians spoke at a ceremony marking the grim centennial, Poirier recalled a harrowing story from a 106-year-old relative who miraculously survived the Halifax Explosion and still lives in the city’s west end.Poirier said her husband’s great aunt, Halifax resident Hazel Forrest, was staying with her sister in a home on Bilby Street on Dec. 6, 1917, when two wartime ships collided in the harbour, sparking a massive explosion that killed almost 2,000 people, wounded 9,000 and left 25,000 homeless.It was the world’s largest human-made blast until an atomic bomb was detonated in 1945.As a white-hot shock wave rolled up from the harbour, razing much of the city’s north end, six-year-old Hazel was hurled through a crumbling wall.“She remembers being thrown down from an upper floor into her uncle’s arms because the wall and the stairs had been blown off,” Poirier said Wednesday as a steady downpour pelted the hundreds of onlookers who gathered for a commemorative service at Fort Needham Memorial Park — not far from what was ground zero in 1917.“Her sister Evelyn had been bathing their baby brother, and she was thrown down the cellar stairs. The baby was scalded because they were near the stove. They found that baby across the street.”Forrest, one of the oldest survivors of the explosion, now lives in a nursing home and was unable to attend the ceremony because of blustery weather.Halifax Mayor Mike Savage told the crowd it’s the heart-rending stories of individual Haligonians that help Canadians understand an otherwise incomprehensible tragedy.To make his point, Savage singled out the Jackson family, represented by several relatives in the crowd, which lost more than 40 members to the explosion and ensuing conflagration.“To whomever you seek comfort from, to whomever you pray to in the evening … when you close your eyes tonight, ask for a blessing for those who lived 100 years ago — for those who were killed, for those who survived and to those who rebuilt,” the mayor said as gusts of wind blew the rain sideways.“We say to them what we say to our great military heroes on Remembrance Day: ‘We will remember them.’”In a heated tent near the park’s Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower, 82-year-old Gerald Edward Jackson recalled how his father was trapped in the rubble of a house for three days before a searcher with a dog found him.“He was blown down into the basement of the house and the house caved in on top of him, and it was burning,” he said as family members leaned in to hear the story. “It was a chaotic thing … My dad never spoke about the explosion at all.”As the ceremony began at 9:04 a.m. — the exact time of the blast — a cannon was fired at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and ships in the harbour sounded their horns, the mournful wail echoing across the city as the crowd observed a moment of silence.Halifax’s poet laureate, Rebecca Thomas, said most historical accounts of the explosion fail to recognize the shabby way the city’s black and Indigenous populations were treated after the disaster.“Nostalgia can sometimes be toxic and … many voices often disappear into the past without ever being heard,” she told the crowd.African Nova Scotians living in the Africville neighbourhood, which was severely damaged by the explosion, were given only a fraction of the rebuilding funds offered to white Haligonians, she said. As for Turtle Grove, a Mi’kmaq village on the Dartmouth side of the harbour, it was wiped out by a tsunami created by the blast.“Those who survived were segregated and kept out of the hospitals,” Thomas said.George Elliott Clarke, the Nova Scotia-born parliamentary poet laureate, recited a poem recalling the poignant moments leading up to the deadly detonation, including the imagined last goodbyes of children as they went off to school in the city’s Richmond neighbourhood.“Punctual salutations resonate in Richmond homes as spouses trudge to factory or menial jobs. Children troop to school and many of those cheery, kissed-cheek goodbyes will prove unknowingly final,” he said, reading from a soaked page.Clarke also remembered Vincent Coleman, the telegraph dispatcher who, “alert and alarmed, tapped out urgent, percussive Morse (code)” to warn an incoming train to stop before he died in the explosion.Coleman’s grandson, Calgary lawyer Jim Coleman, also spoke at the ceremony, recalling how earlier generations refused to talk about what happened.After 100 years, that is changing, he said, adding that his grandfather’s legacy as a hero should never be forgotten.“He had a choice. He had a choice to stay or a choice to leave and try to save his life. We believe he made the right choice. He stayed and for that many people lived,” he said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly stated the Halifax Explosion was the largest artificial blast prior to the bombing of Hiroshima.last_img read more

Jordan Spieths Majors Run Was One Of The Greatest In Golf History

By finishing second (to Jason Day) in the PGA Championship on Sunday, Jordan Spieth completed a remarkable run at golf’s major championships this season. He won two major tournaments (the Masters and the U.S. Open), placed second in another (the PGA), and — in his worst showing — tied for fourth at the British Open. It was the third time since 19581The year golf’s majors entered their modern era, as the PGA Championship adopted a stroke-play format. that a player finished no worse than fourth in any major during a season.Last week, my colleague Andrew Mooney used a metric called z-scores (which measure how many standard deviations a player’s score was from the mean2For all players who made the cut in a given tournament.) to examine where Spieth’s overall PGA Tour season — including both majors and the tour’s more pedestrian tournaments — ranked among other golfers’ seasons since 1970. Going into the PGA, he was on pace for the 12th-best single season in that span, and he was the top-ranked player not named Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. (Pretty heady company!)But we can also use z-scores to measure where his cumulative performance at the majors this year ranks. The — admittedly predictable — result is that Spieth’s 2015 majors campaign stands as one of the greatest in the sport’s history.Here’s how it works: In a given tournament, a player’s performance can be converted into the probability that he would win the average major with his z-score. For example, Spieth’s -2.20 z-score at the PGA last weekend would be good enough to win about 40 percent of all majors staged since 1958. Therefore, he gets 0.40 shares of a major for the performance, even though he didn’t actually win.Of course, this methodology can add up to more than 100 percent of a victory for majors featuring multiple great performances. The famous “Duel in the Sun” between Nicklaus and Tom Watson at the 1977 British Open was so epic, for instance, that the system above awards 2.1 total “generic majors” to the field. To correct for this, we can also compute an adjusted version that isn’t allowed to assign more than 1.0 combined shares of a major to any given tournament’s field, no matter how dominant — or dubious — the performances of its leaders. (According to this adjustment, Spieth’s 2015 PGA Championship earns him just 0.18 share of a major, since the field total also needs to clear room for the performances of Day, Branden Grace and others.)Depending on which version you use, Spieth’s 2015 season either ranks fourth overall since 1958 (without the adjustment), or 11th (with the adjustment).My preference probably lies with the unadjusted version, simply because a player can’t control whether he shares the stage with another dominant performance (and z-scores already account for his score relative to the field average). But no matter the method, it’s clear once again that Spieth’s 2015 season deserves a place among golf’s most brilliant achievements. read more

Clippers discover depth at catcher

“My job is to help out the pitchers as much as I can,” Espino said. “That’s my job on this team and that’s what I’m going to do as a backup catcher. Defense has to be my top priority and after that, I want to have good at-bats, put the ball in play and hope for the best result.”In Sunday’s loss against the Toledo Mud Hens, Espino had one hit in three at-bats, with an RBI single. He provided stability from behind the plate as he caught nine innings from Hector Rondon, Steven Wright and Frank Herrmann. Espino threw out Casper Wells in the fourth inning on the only attempted steal of the day by the Mud Hens.Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh commented on Espino’s value to the club.“He really works well with the pitching staff, and he’s had some big hits for us early in this year,” Sarbaugh said. “He’s a hard worker and a great guy to have in the clubhouse.” The catcher position is the most grueling position in baseball. Spending nine innings every game crouched in a catcher’s stance, wearing knee, shin and chest protectors, a protective helmet and a face mask in the heat and humidity of the summer can wear a player down.Occasionally, the Columbus Clippers need to give their starting catcher and top prospect Carlos Santana a day of rest. Backup Damaso Espino has shown to be a valuable asset to the Clippers in these situations.On April 21, Santana was injured when he fouled a ball off of his right knee. While the injury was not considered serious, he was taken out of the game and listed as day-to-day.Espino has provided stability at the catcher position when Santana is out of the lineup.Espino has played in eight games for the Clippers this season and has a .227 batting average. Despite his struggles at the plate, his defensive abilities have been impressive. read more

United to sell Martial over Salah to Real Madrid fears

first_imgSalah, who has now scored the amazing 39 goals throughout the duration of this season, is a highly favoured player all around Europe. However, as Manchester United have set their eyes on him, they would some money since one thing is for certain – the Egyptian will not come cheap.Real Madrid and Barcelona have reportedly been trying to convince Mo Salah to join La Liga. However, Mourinho does not seem to agree on such a transfer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United will be looking to sell Anthony Martial, who has certainly out of Jose’s favourite players in the Red Devils Squad. The Frenchman will most likely be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season and Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs he might join, according to the Express.If United were indeed to sell Martial, they would find themselves in a position where they would be financially able to sign Salah – something Mourinho is really keen on doing.last_img read more

Gerrard expects tough second leg against FC Shkupi

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard believes his side will face a difficult game against the Macedonian side for their second leg Europa League qualifier.Gerrard’s men secured a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg at Ibrox but failed to put the tie to bed completely. Now the Liverpool legend believes Shkupi will attack Rangers using altogether different tactics for the game on Tuesday night.“I think the scoreline suggests that FC Shkupi have to be aggressive,” said Gerrard, as reported by STV.“They’re the home team. So it doesn’t make sense for them to be defensive and sit back. So we’ll be ready for an aggressive style.”“They came with a game plan to be organised and a team block and to be difficult to break down. I respect their game plan at Ibrox but I expect something very different tomorrow.”The Scottish side exited the competition at the very same stage last season and a second consecutive early exit would be a catastrophic start to Gerrard’s tenure at the club.However, the 38-year-old insists his players are ready to get the job done despite the constant pressure of expectation.“The only pressure we feel tomorrow is representing Rangers”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Because Rangers is a huge football club so every time you represent the club there’s huge pressure. The players are used to that pressure, the ones like Daniel [Candeias] who have been around for quite some time.”“We come into the game with confidence high. We’re really excited” ?️ GERRARD: “We believe one goal kills the tie. We know it is going to be hot and humid, and it may be a tricky surface and a tricky game, but we are ready for whatever gets thrown at us.”READ: https://t.co/u2TWgJHBzb pic.twitter.com/nkEqIe9oWS— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 16, 2018last_img read more

PSG have not made contact with Bayern over Boateng yet –

first_imgParis Saint-Germain remain locked in talks with defender Jerome Boateng over a summer move but they are yet to make contact with Bayern Munich to discuss a sale, says CEO Karl-Heinz RummeniggeBoateng is understood to be considering his future at the Allianz Arena this summer and has previously stated his desire to try out new challenges in his playing career, before it’s too late.Just last week Bayern CEO Rummenigge announced that the German’s representatives were in discussions with PSG over a move this summer and he has provided an update following the club’s 3-2 defeat to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.“There has been no contact with PSG,” he said, as quoted by ESPN.“Neither has a fee or anything monetary been discussed.”“I know that Jerome’s agents are in contact with Paris — a final decision has yet to be made, though.”The 62-year-old further elaborated on his comments from last week regarding Boateng’s talks with PSG.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“At the moment there is no direct contact between the clubs,” said Rummenigge.“However, I think there is contact between his agents and PSG.“Now, we have to wait and see whether, at the end of the day, we can find a basis on which we can agree on a transfer.“We have to find a transfer fee that would be acceptable for both. In principle, we have enough players at this position, even if Jerome leaves.”Boateng has made a total of 258 appearances in all competitions in his seven seasons at Munich and is contracted at the club until 2021.last_img read more

WATCH Hubli cop wields his lathi as a flute video goes viral

first_imgTwitter screenshotIn a first-of-its-kind feat, a head constable from Hubli-Dharwad Police transformed his fiber lathi into a flute. A video shared on Twitter has now gone viral.Bhaskar Rao, IPS, the Additional Director General of Police (KSRP), had shared the video of Chandrakant Hutgi playing his ‘lathi-flute’, appreciating him on Tuesday. Chandrakant Hutgi, Head Constable from Hubli Rural Police station has converted his Deadly Fiber Lathi into a Musical Instrument… we are proud of him… pic.twitter.com/gyZWhk1lkb— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) May 28, 2019 Chandrakant Hutgi is currently deployed to execute court warrants.While music produced out of waste materials, like Dharavi’s rag-picking children producing melodies out of the trash they collect and vegetables, like an eight-foot-long bottle gourd that can produce music, had earlier gained traction, Hutgi’s use of his lathi is a perfect example for frugal innovation in India. The move of haring Hutgi’s work by ADG Bhaskar Rao, IPS was praised by many, as not many senior police officers show interest in promoting and appreciating the non-police work of the hidden stars in the force.last_img read more