Penalty gives Hamilton big Chinese GP challenge

first_img “When you hear on the Wednesday morning that you’re arriving at the weekend with a penalty already, of course, that changes the approach to the weekend and it changes the mindset a little bit,” he said at the track yesterday. “But for me, a challenge is an opportunity to rise.” Rosberg is confident after sweeping the races in Australia and Bahrain to start the season – and capturing five straight races going back to last season – but he knows he can’t count Hamilton out, particularly on a track where the British driver has prevailed four times before. “A Hamilton that starts sixth is still going to challenge for the win and we know that,” Rosberg said. “I’m not taking anything for granted at all.” Hamilton noted that his teammate will most likely have an “easier weekend” with his penalty, but added: “I’m going to be pushing as hard as I can. It doesn’t mean I can’t win the race.” SHANGHAI (AP): Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will have to make up considerable ground in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday if he’s going to capture his first race of the season, and close the gap with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ standings. Hamilton received a five-place grid penalty in Shanghai for making an early switch of his gearbox after it was damaged in a collision at the Bahrain Grand Prix two weeks ago. Hamilton, though, seemed unfazed by the fact he can only start as high as sixth in Sunday’s race, even though he’s already 17 points behind Rosberg in the standings following a disappointing start to the season. RISE TO THE CHALLENGE TECHNICAL ISSUES Ferrari will also be looking to challenge the Mercedes cars after a series of technical issues slowed the team’s start to the year. Sebastian Vettel was forced out of the race in Bahrain with engine failure on the warm-up lap, and Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish in Australia due to a problem with the turbo charger. “We didn’t have the start that we wanted, which is not a big secret,” Vettel said. “The performance is not yet where we want to be. But there’s nothing that shakes me or makes me nervous for this season or the next couple races because I know that this team is very strong.” McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, is looking forward to just getting behind the wheel again following a frightening crash at the season-opening race in Melbourne that left his car in a mangled heap on the track and him with a fractured rib.last_img read more

More single women buying homes

first_img“The number of single female homebuyers in South Africa has risen significantly over the last four years, on the back of an increase in single person households and as women gain better positions in the workplace,” bond originator ooba said in a statement. Sapa 10 May 2011 The ratio of women to men in single person home loan applications to ooba increased from 36.53% in January 2007 to a current level of 46.94%. “The South African Constitution has enshrined equality, so it is pleasing to note that the dynamics of the historically male dominated property market has evolved,” said Jenny Rushin, Western Cape provincial sales manager at ooba. Single person applications now make up 49.65% of applications in comparison to the 50.35% of joint applications. More single women are buying homes in South Africa, with the number rising significantly over the last four years, a mortgage company said on on Monday. “A steady increase in the number of women in the workplace, particularly those occupying more managerial top level jobs which command higher income earnings, has helped to shift the balance towards a more equal ratio among homebuyers.” “Now that females are more focused on creating their own wealth portfolio, credit, such as home loan finance, is far more easily accessible to them individually,” Rushin said. Buying property had become a long term wealth creation goal for women as much as men, she added. The increasing number of women in the workplace has had an impact on the male/female home loan application ratios.last_img read more

Using ag grants to achieve on-farm objectives

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Producers who want to add sustainable agriculture practices to their farm operations may be able to use grant funds to do so – if they know where to look and how to write a winning grant proposal, according to an educator with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Mike Hogan is an Ohio State University Extension educator who is also the coordinator of the university’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. He said that while the grants may not offer a huge amount of money, “there are several sustainable agriculture grants out there that can offer a big benefit for farmers and producers.”Hogan will discuss “Utilizing Grants to Achieve Your Farm Objectives” Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Small Farms Center tent during the 2015 Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.The workshop will focus on how to find grants to fund small business operations and what makes a grant proposal successful, he said. The presentation will also offer details on grants awarded from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture in partnership with regional and state coordinators nationwide.The goal of the program is to advance agricultural innovations that improve profitability, environmental stewardship and quality of life, according to USDA.The grants have allowed Ohioans to find support for projects that are relevant to them and their interests, Hogan said.“There are grants out there that are targeted just for farmers and producers that can allow them to try a new farm objective using kind of a safety net in terms of the financing,” he said. “These grants can help farmers decide if a new technique or practice will work for their operation and if it will help improve its overall sustainability.“The benefit is that it leverages dollars to evaluate sustainable production and marketing strategies for Ohio farm families. Agriculture is a large segment of our economy, so having an industry that is more viable is important.”Sponsored by CFAES, Farm Science Review is Sept. 22-24 and will feature presentations by experts from OSU Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and Purdue University. OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.Other workshops offered in the Small Farm Center tent include:* “Production and Marketing of Super Berries”* “Using Cover Crops to Improve Nutrient Efficiency”* “Walk-Behind Tractors and Their Application on Small Farms”* “Soil Quality Testing and Interpretation”* “Raising Miniature Beef Cattle”* “Farm Health and Safety on Small Farms”* “Aquaculture Opportunities in Ohio”* “Pricing Your Farm Products for Profit”* “Understanding Food Marketing Regulations”* “Reviewing Your Small Farm’s Legal Well-Being”* “Economics of Organic Grain Production”* “Getting Started With Aquaponics”The Review is known nationally as Ohio’s premier agricultural event. It annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts. An estimated 620 exhibitors with some 4,000 product lines will set up shop at the farm show, an increase from 608 exhibitors last year, organizers said.Advance tickets are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online at fsr.osu.edu/about/online-ticket-purchase-information. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.More information can be found at fsr.osu.edu.last_img read more

Protect rights in ‘Super Emergency’ era, says Mamata on International Day of Democracy

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that the country is going through a period of “Super Emergency” and called on people to protect the rights and freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy on Sunday, she urged the countrymen to safeguard the constitutional values upon which independent India was founded.“On the #InternationalDayofDemocracy today [Sunday], let us once again pledge to safeguard the constitutional values our country was founded on… In this era of ‘Super Emergency’, we must do all it takes to protect the rights and freedoms that our Constitution guarantees,” she tweeted. The Trinamool Congress supremo has time and again said that the country is going through ‘Super Emergency’ under the BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre. The United Nations General Assembly had in 2007 resolved to observe September 15 every year as the International Day of Democracy to uphold and promote the principles of democracy.last_img read more

a month agoSwansea defender Wilmot admits mixed emotions blocked facing Watford

first_imgSwansea defender Wilmot admits mixed emotions blocked facing Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSwansea City defender Ben Wilmot won’t face Watford in the Carabao Cup.The Hornets’ defender is on loan with the Swans but has not been allowed to play by his parent club as both sides go head to head in the competition’s third round. “I would’ve loved to have played because it’s another opportunity for game-time and Watford are a very good side so it should be a great game,” said Wilmot.”But it would’ve also been weird having to play against people I still class as teammates.“Also, if I had played then my first game at Vicarage Road wouldn’t have even been for Watford, so it would’ve been a weird one. As it happens, I’m not allowed to play but I’ll be there watching the game anyway and it should be a good evening.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Boston Red Sox Players Holt and Sandoval Named Jimmy Fund CoCaptains

first_imgThe Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced today that Boston Red Sox third basemen Brock Holt and Pablo Sandoval will serve as Jimmy Fund Co-Captains for the 2015 baseball season.Holt and Sandoval join the ranks of past Jimmy Fund Co-Captains including Clay Buchholz, Tim Wakefield, Daniel Bard, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Will Middlebrooks and David Ross. Holt and Sandoval will be ambassadors for the Jimmy Fund to raise awareness and build support for cancer care and research for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They will also lend their support to Jimmy Fund events, visit adult and pediatric clinics, and more.“In the year since he came to Boston, Brock Holt has made sincere connections with our patients during his many visits to the Institute, and we are now thrilled to welcome him as a Jimmy Fund Co-Captain,” said Suzanne Fountain, associate vice president and director of the Jimmy Fund. “We’re excited that one of the newest Red Sox players, Pablo Sandoval, will be going to bat for our mission this year as a Jimmy Fund Co-Captain. The Jimmy Fund is so grateful for more than 60 years of support from the Red Sox organization, Red Sox Foundation, and Red Sox Nation, and for the willingness of players like Brock and Pablo to help us in raising awareness and critical funds for patient care and research at Dana-Farber.”“Supporting the Jimmy Fund is important to all of us at the Red Sox. I was honored to meet many brave patients at Dana-Farber over the past year, and look forward to doing more for the organization this year as a Jimmy Fund Co-Captain,” said Brock Holt.“I am proud to support the critical work in cancer care and research at Dana-Farber, and honored to be part of this long-standing partnership between the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox,” said Pablo Sandoval.Rally for the Jimmy FundAs they step into the Jimmy Fund Co-Captain roles, Holt and Sandoval are supporting Rally for the Jimmy Fund, a fundraising initiative that allows Boston Red Sox fans to “rally” in their workplaces and schools leading up to Fenway Park’s Opening Day. Rally for the Jimmy Fund encourages co-workers, classmates, and friends to form Rally teams in which each member contributes $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund. In exchange, they wear Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Monday, April 13 when the Sox take on the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in the home opener.The top fundraising workplace and school (K-12, college, or university) will win a visit from Holt, Sandoval or another Boston Red Sox player this spring. There will be another opportunity to win: all teams that raise $5,000 or more (workplace or school) will be entered to win a visit from a player.Since 2006, Rally for the Jimmy Fund has raised more than $4 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. To start or join a Rally team or to learn more, please visit www.RallyForTheJimmyFund.org.last_img read more

Robert Griffin lll Tweets Hes Cleared to Play Football

Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013 Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared Thursday by his surgeon to play when the regular season opens on Sept. 9. However, coach Mike Shanahan was cautious when telling reporters the good news.”There’s a couple of concerns that he has,” Shanahan said to reporters. ”I’ll talk to Robert over the weekend, and I’ll let you guys know on Monday.”Griffin wasn’t available for questioning on the matter, but the team is expecting him to start against the Philadelphia Eagles.“That’s just the type of player Robert is, just his will and determination to be back on that field,” said teammate Alfred Morris. “I’m not surprised, and I’m looking forward to him coming out and having a good game.”The 2012 Offensive Rookie of The Year participated in the coin toss, but watched the preseason game 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the sideline. At the conclusion of the game Griffin tweeted, “Operation Patience complete: Cleared” read more

WhackAMole Buckeyes pound Golden Gophers to remain undefeated

Last Tuesday’s win over Iowa was the 110th in the career of Ohio State forward David Lighty, tied for the most in school history. Sunday, with his team trying to hold off a furious comeback from visiting Minnesota, Lighty fouled out with two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the game. Now relegated to the bench, the fifth-year senior could only watch as his teammates tried to clinch his record-breaking victory. It was “the most nervous I’ve probably ever been because I can’t do anything about it,” Lighty said. “I can’t get back in the game to help my team win.” When junior William Buford blocked a potential game-tying shot as time expired, the No. 2 Buckeyes (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) sealed a 67-64 victory, despite nearly blowing an 18-point, second-half lead. Lighty finished with a game-high 19 points. As is often the case in the Big Ten, the game featured a slow, bruising pace for most of the afternoon. Both teams had stretches in which they struggled to score and both committed a lot of fouls, combining for 44 overall. After finishing his third conference game of the year, freshman Jared Sullinger said he’s learned a lot about what it takes to succeed in the Big Ten. “For me, it’s physicality,” Sullinger said. “It’s real physical down in the paint and the refs just look at you like, ‘Uh, this is the Big Ten,’ so I’ve learned that you have to be physical.” Early on it was hustle, not physicality, that Sullinger used to spark OSU. Midway through the first half, Sullinger dove to the floor on the defensive end to force a jump-ball. Although Minnesota retained possession, it left the Gophers with little time on the shot clock and forced them to take, and miss, a contested, low-percentage shot. More importantly, Sullinger’s play ignited the near-capacity crowd at the Schottenstein Center for the first time all afternoon, and the Buckeyes responded. Starting with a 3-pointer from Buford on the ensuing possession, OSU went on a 10-0 run, culminating with a 3-pointer from freshman Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes opened up a 12-point lead and eventually went to the break up 10. The Gophers cut the lead to eight with just more than 11 minutes to go. But 3-pointers from both Craft and senior Jon Diebler, coupled with two from Lighty, sent the Buckeyes on a 12-2 run. The run gave OSU a 16-point lead, its biggest of the game. However, the Gophers answered with a run of their own, cutting the lead to seven with less than six minutes to play. Several Buckeye turnovers and missed free throws, to go along with Gopher baskets down the stretch, shrunk the OSU lead to just four with less than two minutes to go. An Al Nolen 3-point play with a minute to go cut the lead to three. Senior Dallas Lauderdale then missed two free throws, giving the Gophers possession with a chance to tie the game. “One thing happens on one end and you can’t run to the other end and compound the mistake,” coach Thad Matta said of his team’s struggles down the stretch. “We’ve got to continue to look and learn and make sure our execution should be at an all-time high.” On the final possession, when the Buckeyes most needed a stop, the execution was just as the coach wanted. Lauderdale denied Minnesota’s Blake Hoffarber the ball, forcing freshman Austin Hollins to take the desperation 3-point shot, which Buford blocked to preserve the win. “I was about as proud as I could be of our defense for probably the first 32 minutes of the game,” Matta said. “There were a couple plays that happened and really, really turned the momentum, and we have to be tougher and play through that.” Forward Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 16 points, but several Gophers made big shots down the stretch. Minnesota made all 19 of its free throw attempts in the second half, and finished 24-27 from the line overall. It was one of the few times all year that the Buckeyes have been challenged down to the wire, but despite not executing to perfection, Lighty said he was happy with the perseverance his team showed. “It got a little hectic and we just had to keep our heads,” Lighty said. “Things didn’t go our way, but we stuck in there and found a way to win.” Sullinger finished the game with 15 points and 12 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season. Craft, who played 34 minutes off the bench, finished with 11 points and a team-high seven assists. The Buckeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Diego Laxalt arrives for AC Milans medical tests

first_imgThe Uruguay national team player was transferred today from Genoa to the Italian powerhouseAfter many rumors surrounding his pass from Genoa to AC Milan, winger-back Diego Laxalt has arrived for the team’s medical tests.The Uruguay national team footballer arrived at the Westin Palace Hotel, where the team houses their new signings, as reported by Football Italia.“Thank you, I’m happy,” he told Sportitalia while walking into the venue.The 25-yeard-old player did not say anything else to the press and is expected to sign soon for AC Milan.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….According to Calcio Mercato, the Uruguayan could make a move for €14 million plus €4 million in bonuses.The World Cup footballer started his professional career with Defensor Deporting C in Uruguay.After that, he was transferred to Internazionale in Italy, before being loaned to Bologna, Empoli, and Genoa.In 2016 Genoa bought his contract and now it can be acquired by AC Milan.last_img read more

Griezmann would join Beckhams Inter Miami CF

first_imgFirst Cristiano Ronaldo, now Antoine Griezmann. David Beckham’s MLS franchise is already taking shape.Antoine Griezmann told L’Equipe (via FourFourTwo) that he would welcome a move to David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami CF for short.“If Beckham wants me in his club then I’ll go,”Beckham’s club will begin competing in MLS starting 2020, by which time the 27-year-old Griezmann will be 29 and would have another three years left in his Atletico Madrid contract that runs through 2023. The world champion doesn’t know where exactly he’ll go, but seems convinced he’ll play in the United States one day. “I want to finish my career in the US. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be in Miami or Los Angeles. Two great cities. “I like the mentality and the show culture of the US.”This news comes days after Beckham revealed he intends to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo once the Portuguese superstar’s stint with Juventus is over. Getting Griezmann and Ronaldo to play on the same team would not only make Inter Miami competitive from the onset, but it would also ignite revenue unlike any other MLS club has even come close to collecting.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…Wayne Rooney is another name closely associated with Inter Miami, which is far from unexpected considering the bond between him and his former Manchester United colleague David Beckham.For now, though, Beckham is simply proud to have his new franchise up and running.“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team. It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.” – David Beckham, Miami MLS Owner and President of Football Operations#InterMiamiCF #ThisIsMiami #MLS pic.twitter.com/9LSeQa4V6W— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) September 5, 2018last_img read more