Council and Mayor React to NBC News Report on Artificial Turf

first_imgOcean City had planned to spend as much as $1.75 million to repair the track and install artificial turf at Carey Stadium, adjacent to Ocean City High School, near Sixth Street and Boardwalk. But, citing questions about health risks, Mayor Jay Gillian and City Council discontinued the artificial turf portion of project on Tuesday.An NBC News report that raised questions about a potential connection between artificial turf fields and cancer set in motion the events that led to Ocean City suspending its push to replace the grass field at Carey Stadium.Mayor Jay Gillian announced Tuesday that the city would discontinue the planned project until further study of the possible health risk is completed.City Council President Tony Wilson said the change of plans was a joint decision between the mayor’s administration and council members.“It’s the right decision at the time for the kids,” he said.Councilman Keith Hartzell said he had expressed concerns about moving forward with the project to the city administration after hosting Darren Gill, the director of marketing for FieldTurf, on his WOND-AM 1400 radio show on Friday night.FieldTurf has supplied material for 7,000 fields nationwide for professional teams, universities and more than 2,500 high schools.Hartzell said Wednesday he has done detailed research on other aspects of artificial turf fields, but he was not reassured by Gill’s response when asked about the potential health risks associated with the “rubber crumbs” used as fill to soften artificial turf surfaces.Jim Mallon, assistant to Gillian, said the mayor reached out independently to council members after the NBC News report came out, and he said the decision to discontinue the project was made collaboratively.The NBC report centered on a University of Washington assistant women’s soccer coach who knows two female goalies diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Amy Griffin reportedly found 38 American soccer players (including 34 goalies) throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with different forms of cancer.“No research has linked cancer to artificial turf,” Hannah Rappleye writes in the NBC report. “Griffin collected names through personal experience with sick players, and acknowledges that her list is not a scientific data set. But it’s enough to make her ask whether crumb rubber artificial turf, a product that has been rolled out in tens of thousands of parks, playgrounds, schools and stadiums in the U.S., is safe for the athletes and kids who play on it.”U.S. Rep Frank Pallone (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) last week requested an official study of the potential effects of exposure to chemicals from the crumb rubber used in turf fields. Pallone made his request in a letter to to the acting director of the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry within the federal Department of Health and Human Services.City Council on Sept. 25 gave final approval to an ordinance that put $1.25 million of new funding in place to install the artificial turf field and to resurface the track at Carey Stadium, the home field for Ocean City High School and the location of many non-school events. Another $500,000 was already in place for the project. The measure did not authorize spending or award a contract for the work.The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey soccer team plays on artificial turf, as do teams from St. Augustine Prep in Buena Vista Township and Egg Harbor Township High School.last_img read more

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Steve McClaren focused on Newcastle improvements rather than new additions

first_img McClaren, who is a member of the board at St James’ Park, is adamant he has been concentrating purely on the business of attempting to halt an alarming slump, which paid dividends in style on Sunday as the Magpies beat Liverpool 2-0. They remain inside the relegation zone as they prepare for this weekend’s trip to in-form Tottenham and the busy Christmas programme, and while there is little doubt they will need to dip into the winter market – something they have been reluctant to do for much of owner Mike Ashley’s reign to date – the former England boss is refusing to be distracted by that side of things. Asked if he had sat down with the board to discuss January yet, McClaren said: “You know what? We haven’t, absolutely not. “Things are going on in the background and we have touched upon things, but our sole focus for the last four to six weeks has been about results, one game at a time. “We have got four before January, so we are looking forward to those four and getting results and we’ll see where we are then.” However, asked further when he expected to have those conversations, he added with a smile: “Privately, all the time; publicly, never.” McClaren has at least been able to reflect this week on a much more positive performance and result against Liverpool, which kept the club in touch with the clubs hovering just above the drop zone. The 54-year-old admitted after the game that some of his players had “crawled” off the pitch, such was the amount of energy they had expended, although he knows they will have to do that every week if they are to avoid the drop and achieve what they believe they can this season. “One result never gets you that,” McClaren said. “You need a run and a run is longer than two games, so we are quite a way from that. “We thought we’d got close to it before the international break, but two bad games… It was a good performance, a good result, but we need to follow that up at White Hart Lane. “We need to perform well, that’s key thing. Never mind thinking about the result, we need to put a performance in at White Hart Lane to stand a chance of getting anything there.” Press Associationcenter_img Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is not even thinking about the January transfer window as he attempts to drag the club out of relegation trouble.last_img read more

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Samuels banned from bowling for one year by ICC

first_img The ICC said in a statement Samuels could ask for a re-assessment after the ban expired. “Samuels is entitled to appeal any procedural aspect of the independent assessment that has led to this automatic suspension,” the statement said. “However, only after the expiry of this one-year period will he be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action.” The Jamaican, more known for his right-handed batting, was reported by umpires for a suspected illegal bowling action following the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last month. He was allowed to continue bowling in the series until the assessment was carried out and the results known. The ban further compounds an already crisis-ridden tour of Australia for West Indies, who were crushed by an innings and 212 runs inside three days in the opening Test in Hobart. On Saturday, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was forced out of the series with injury, after pulling up lame after bowling 10 overs of the Australia first innings. ENTITLED TO APPEAL BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): Off-spinner Marlon Samuels has been slapped with a one-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket. This follows independent testing of the 34-year-old’s action at the ICC’s accredited assessment centre here earlier this month, which revealed the player’s elbow extension was in contravention of the 15 degrees allowed under current regulations. Samuels was previously suspended from bowling his faster delivery back in 2013, and the second suspension coming within a two-year time frame has resulted in the immediate one-year ban.last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Are you able for the 12 rounds of Christmas?

first_imgIt is officially the season to be jolly. All the Grinches, Scrooges and Bah Humbuggers can suck it up, because Santa Claus is coming to town! ☺Maybe I came on too strong there, but if you aren’t enjoying the holiday season, you need to come and relieve some stress at my Rushe Fitness group training classes. Booking for January is open, and places are almost gone.  You know how January is, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Drop me a message through the link below and we’ll get you started. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!Each year, to celebrate the festive season, I have a special workout that I do with my members.  I have been doing this for the last 3 years and it hasn’t failed to disappoint yet. The workout is simple and effective, and by effective I basically mean that it is a bit horrible. As it is Christmas, the workout has a Christmassy theme. If you know the 12 days of Christmas, (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), that is the inspiration for the workout.  So, take a minute and have a little sing song to yourself.  Get that catchy tune into your head. Maybe get Sandra from the office to join in and help you.  Can Sandra sing?Oh, well maybe not then. The best part of this workout is that you don’t need much space, or any equipment, but if you have access to some and want to make it harder, you can add some in. Want to give it a try?Here we go. The workout goes like the song does (12 days of Christmas)All you need is an exercise mat. 30 seconds jogging on the spot2 More Burpees3 Squat Jumps4 Forward lunge – (each leg) (add weight if needed)5 prisoner squats (add weight if needed)6 reverse lunges – lunging (each leg) (add weight if needed)7 X-body Mountain Climbers – climbing (each leg)8 Plank to Press – pressing9 Push ups – pushing10 Total Body Extensions – extending11 Jumping Jacks – jumping12 Burpees – burpingHow you do the workout is exactly like the song. Do the 1st exercise;“On the first day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 30 seconds jogging on the spot” Then do the 2nd exercise, then the 1st exercise.“On the second day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.” Then do the 3rd exercise, then the 2nd, then the 1st.“On the 3rd day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 3 Squat Jumps, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”  Then 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and so on until you are going from 12 all the way down to 1. “On the 4th day of Christmas, Rushe Fitness gave to me: 4 Lunges lunging, 3 squat jumps jumping, 2 more burpees and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.”You continue to work your way through the workout exactly like the sequence of the song. It sounds easy on paper, trust me, it’s not. The exercises suggested are to allow minimal equipment to be used. If you are in a training facility and have access to a load of equipment, feel free to add in different exercises to make it harder or easier or to suit your style of training.You are only limited by your imagination. ☺If you try it out, I’d love to hear how you get on with it.  Send me a message on my Rushe Fitness page through the link below and let me know how you get on with it. Santa hats and Christmas jumpers are optional. #Lean 2.0My New Lean 2.0 Challenge kicks off January 6th. In the past 5 years we have had members drop more than, 20, 30 and 40+ pounds and keep it off. So, if you are ready to finally kick the old habits and make a lasting change in the new decade, click the link below and pre-book your place now. #Lean 2.0https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-2-0-gym-plan/No gimmicks, just smart training, sensible nutrition and a supportive community to help you along your journey. DD Fitness: Are you able for the 12 rounds of Christmas? was last modified: December 15th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Judge Thokozile Masipa: reserved and astute

first_imgThe Oscar Pistorius trial is not Judge Thokozile Masipa’s first high profile case. In the 16 years since becoming judge she has presided over four major cases and has become known for handing down stiff sentences. (Image: Graphic by Mary Alexander. Background image courtesy of Jonny Ross, Flickr) • Lulama Luti Director of media relations South African Judiciary +27 76 424 0667 • FAQs on the Oscar Pistorius trial • South Africa’s justice system • Pistorius trial: open justice or trial by media • A media guide to the Oscar Pistorius trial • The media and open justice Shamin ChibbaThe judge presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial is accustomed to high-profile cases. Since becoming a high court judge in 1998, Thokozile Masipa has presided over numerous ground-breaking trials. But despite gaining so much media attention over the years, she remains reserved and averse to the spotlight.While working as a crime reporter for The World, Post and The Sowetan newspapers, she reported on the difficulties of life under apartheid. It piqued her interested in law and she became an advocate in her late forties before being the third black woman in South Africa to be appointed to the bench in 1998, following Constitutional Court Judge Yvonne Mokgoro and High Court Judge Lucy Mailula.In the years that followed, Masipa has presided over four cases that attracted media attention. Two in particular showed her willingness to hand out maximum sentences to men convicted of violent crimes against women. No mercy for abusive menIn May last year she handed down a 252-year sentence to serial rapist and robber, Shepherd Moyo, after he was arrested and tried after a seven-year crime spree. Moyo terrorised residents in northern Johannesburg; he would ransack their homes and in some instances, rape his victims.Masipa found him guilty on 11 counts of housebreaking and robbery, three of rape and one of attempted murder. She sentenced him to 15 years for each of the 11 robberies, 12 years for attempted murder and life sentences for all three rape charges.In her judgement, Masipa said Moyo was a detriment to society who forced his victims to become prisoners in their own homes after he had attacked them. She added that the rape victims never recovered from the trauma and said, “What weighs with me very heavily is that the accused showed no remorse, therefore it is difficult to imagine he can be rehabilitated.”In another case of a violent crime against a woman, in 2009, Masipa handed down a life sentence to police officer, Freddy Mashamba, for shooting and killing his wife, Rudzani Ramango. During an argument over a divorce settlement in May 2008, Ramango and her aunt, Patricia Ramango, jumped into a vehicle and tried to flee from Mashamba. The officer, enraged, gave chase until they stopped behind the charge office at the Louis Trichardt police station. It was here that he shot at his wife, hitting her seven times in the face and three in the chest. She died at the scene; Patricia Ramango escaped unhurt.He was tried at the Polokwane High Court with Masipa as the judge. She said the sentence she handed Mashamba was meant to serve as a lesson to police officers that conflict cannot be solved with violence. “No one is above the law,” she said. “You deserve to go to jail for life because you are not a protector, you are a killer.” Siding with the poorMasipa presided over a landmark case in 2009 that gave precedence to the rights of the poor. In June 2005 Blue Moonlight, the new owners of a building in Saratoga Avenue in Berea, Johannesburg, posted notices asking its 86 occupiers to vacate the property. The City of Johannesburg followed this up in October that year by issuing their own notice to occupiers to vacate the premises under its Fire Brigade Service Act. The residents did not move.Blue Moonlight then brought a high court application to have them evicted. The occupiers opposed the eviction and asked if the city council could provide alternate accommodation if they were to move. However, the City claimed that it was not their duty to find alternate accommodation as the occupiers did not qualify for emergency relocation. When the matter reached the court, Masipa sided with the occupiers, saying the City had failed to fulfil its obligations to find alternative accommodation for squatters who were threatened with eviction. She criticised the City for trying to distance itself from the problem. “This, indeed, is at odds with the Constitution and is tantamount to failure by the City to comply with its constitutional obligations,” she said. Maroga vs EskomIn December 2010, Masipa ruled against an R85-million lawsuit that former Eskom chief executive, Jacob Maroga, brought against his previous employees for unlawful dismissal. He asked that he either be reinstated as the utility’s chief executive or be compensated. However, Eskom maintained that Maroga offered to resign and the board accepted his resignation.According to Masipa, Maroga’s story was contradictory, unreliable and “demonstrably lacking in credence” and she concluded that his version of events was a fabrication. Masipa ordered Maroga to pay the costs of the trial, which included the employment of five counsel.Pistorius trialDuring Pistorius’ trial, Masipa has shown that she can take a hard line approach when it comes to media coverage of the trial. She came under scrutiny when she banned broadcasts and live tweets from the courtroom during the postmortem coverage by pathologist Gert Saayman.Masipa had also reprimanded both the defending and prosecuting advocates for their behaviour in the courtroom. Barry Roux was told he could not argue with a witness when he cross-examined police photographer, warrant officer Barend van Staden, over his labelling of the photographs he took of the front and back of a blood-smeared Lazer cricket bat.She also told prosecuting advocate Gerrie Nel to “Watch your language,” when he called Pistorius a liar when the Paralympian was on the witness stand.Masipa displayed her stern side again when she ordered a young man, who taking photographs with his cellular phone, out of the courtroom. Security officers then removed him.last_img read more

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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

first_imgThe reigning Miss South Africa is the new Miss Universe, the first South African to win the title since Margaret Gardiner wore the crown in 1978.Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas on 27 November 2017. (Image: Miss Universe website)CD AndersonAt the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas on 26 November 2017, Nel-Peters beat 91 fellow global contestants for the crown.Laura Gonzalez, Miss Colombia, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, are her two princesses.Nel-Peters went into the competition as a favourite with fans and judges, and during the live broadcast cemented her win with some impressive answers to the judges’ questions.When asked about the challenges faced by women in the world today, she answered: “Women earn 75% of what men earn doing the same thing. I believe in equal pay for equal work.”It received enthusiastic applause at the event and Nel-Peters was trending on social media.The last question she was asked was about her best quality and how she would apply that talent to her reign as Miss Universe.“As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are. Miss Universe has to overcome her fears and teach others to do the same. And nothing is ever too much to ask for. That is exactly who I am.”Watch the moment Nel-Peters is announced the winner below:Her win put South African Twitter in a frenzy, with thousands praising her Country Duty, flying the flag for South Africa on the world stage.Tweets about #MissUniverse2017 demi Congratulations Demi-Leigh, South Africa is proud of you.Source: News24 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Google Translate Now Speaks More Than 30 Languages

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google is continuing with its effort to become the one-stop translation shop, announcing today that it has added speech capabilities to more languages on Google Translate, its polylingual text translation tool. The feature uses the open-source speech synthesizer eSpeak to turn text into sound, giving Google Translate users the ability to hear how the words they’re seeing are supposed to be pronounced.eSpeak uses a “formant synthesis” method, which according to the project’s page “allows many languages to be provided in a small size […] but is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers which are based on human speech recordings”. Google first introduced its “text-to-speech” feature in November 2009, adding support for Hatian, Creole, French, Italian and German in recent months.Today’s announcement adds text-to-speech functionality for for Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh.As we noted last week when looking at the addition of translation using text recognition to Google Goggles, Google has been busy lately with numerous advances in the realm of translation. The company has announced automated captioning for YouTube videos, auto-translation for websites in Chrome and software to provide real-time voice translation over mobile phones. mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick

first_imgHowever, as morale boosting as the stretch is, NLEX’s wins may come at a cost in the form of their potential top pick in the upcoming 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.For coach Yeng Guiao, though, he could care less on where his team falls in the annual rookie selection.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“We’re no longer thinking about it. That will take care of itself,” said the veteran mentor.After finishing at the cellar in the first two conferences, the Road Warriors were poised to claim the number one pick in this year’s draft. NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX continued its dream run in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, this time stunning San Miguel with a 103-100 thriller on Sunday.That victory gave the Road Warriors their sixth win in eight games, enough to assure themselves a seat in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games But the recent string of wins put the squad in the upper half of the standings, and if the current order stands, Kia may very well secure the top selection with Blackwater getting the inside track for the second overall pick.Guiao, though, isn’t losing sleep on those draft picks. He said his focus remains on the present as he expressed elation with how the Road Warriors have been playing in the season-ending conference.“I like it very much,” he said. “Even our loss against Blackwater, they needed to shoot 17 three-pointers just to beat us by one point. That’s a great consolation for us.”As for the draft, Guiao is confident that regardless of where NLEX ends up this conference, his team can still nab at least a top three selection.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 legacy still growing

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, poses for photos next to his car at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The Mexican Grand Prix is set for Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)MEXICO CITY — The checkered flag is two days away, yet the underlying expectation at the Mexican Grand Prix is that Lewis Hamilton’s fourth career Formula One championship is on course for the inevitable.Whether it’s this week or next month, Hamilton’s nearly insurmountable lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has him facing constant questions about his legacy in the sport and where he stands among Formula One’s greatest drivers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “He won races when the car was good, and when it was not so good,” Alonso said.Williams driver Felipe Massa, who Hamilton beat to the title with a final-lap dash in Brazil in 2008, this week already put Hamilton on the level with Schumacher and Senna.“He’s there,” Massa said.“It’s really made me happy to hear nice things from other drivers,” Hamilton said. “They know how hard it is to be consistent and perform.”Hamilton has neared the 2017 title by chasing down Vettel over the second half of the season. That’s a sharp contrast to the past three years, when Hamilton’s biggest rival was former teammate Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes garage. Those tension-filled seasons fractured a childhood friendship.Part of Hamilton’s legacy will be his persona off the track. He’s a global star for Formula One as he leads a rock star’s lifestyle with world travels, hobnobbing with other celebrities and a social media presence that draws millions of followers. After the Mexico race, he and friends plan to visit the ruins of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru.Rosberg’s quest for the F1 title left him exhausted by season’s end and he abruptly retired. Hamilton seems ready to keep winning. He considers himself a wiser, better racer with more still to accomplish.“In 2008, I had all the natural talent I have now but I don’t have the experience,” Hamilton said. “It’s been more enjoyable (now). I’m more comfortable in my own skin.”How long before he retires?“Definitely don’t want to be here at 40,” Hamilton said. “I anticipate a couple more years.” Victolero hopes to pick up the right fit in the rookie draft Read Next MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Hamilton tries to steer the conversation toward winning a single race, but it always returns to measuring his place in F1 history. He can win the title if he finishes as low as fifth. He’ll shoot to finish first.“I’m trying to win,” in Mexico. “It would be cool if we did and I plan to,” Hamilton said.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 shutoutIf he wins the championship Sunday, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez would be the fourth city where Hamilton gets to celebrate a title, joining Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2008, Abu Dhabi in 2014 and Austin, Texas in 2015.And with its confetti and sombreros in front of tens of thousands packed into the enormous grandstand, Mexico City provides one of the biggest podium parties of the F1 season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP A fourth world championship would put the 32-year-old Briton in some elite company. He would set the championship record for British drivers, join Vettel and former champion Alain Prost as four-time winners, and trail only Michael Schumacher (seven) and Juan Manuel Fangio (five) for the most all-time.He also would pass his idol, Brazilian driving great Aryton Senna, who was killed in a crash in Italy in 1994 and is generally considered to be the most elegant and skillful driver in F1 history.“Aryton’s life was cut short. If he had the chance to race in safe conditions, he would have won more,” Hamilton said. “I feel very proud to have my name mentioned with his.”Formula One is full of disputes over who were the top drivers of different eras, and how they would fare against each other. Hamilton won his first title with McLaren, but his most dominant years have come with a Mercedes team that has had no peers in the hybrid engine era. Of his 62 career victories, a mark second only to Schumacher’s 91, 40 have come since 2014.“He’s a champion of this generation,” said McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, himself a former two-time champion. He and Hamilton were teammates for one tempestuous season in 2007 when the rookie Hamilton upstaged Alonso and finished second in the championship by a single point.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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10 months agoExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stay

first_imgExciting youngster Quina wants Watford stayby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Domingos Quina is very pleased with life at the club.The youngster was seen as someone for the future when he was bought from West Ham United this summer.But he has already impressed in the games where he has gotten a chanceWhen asked where he sees himself next year, Quina said: “Watford. Definitely Watford.”And the Portuguese midfielder is excited at the chance to face his old club West Ham.The two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday.He said to the Watford Observer: “I’m excited to go back there. I want us to go there and I want to do well.”I want to play as many games as I can, not just against West Ham, I want to try to do my best in all of them, so I’m excited to go back there and I hope I play and do well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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