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first_imgThe Italian Guiseppe Farina was the first winner of the Formula 1 Championship back in 1950. Since then 31 more drivers have won it with German Michael Schumacher holding the record with 7 wins.Michael Schumacher also holds the record for most race wins (91) and shares first place with Sebastian Vettel for most wins in a season (13)The German also leads the race with most pole positions but Sebastian Vettel holds the record for most pole positions (15) in a season (2011)last_img

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely However, the bout was not without its share of controversy, as De Randamie landed three punches—two after the second round and one after the third—shortly after the bell rang.The allegedly illegal punches clearly dazed Holm and might have even affected her performance for the rest of the fight.Still, Holm’s camp said they have accepted the commission’s decision and will be moving on from the incident.“We respect their decision and will not seek anything further, except a rematch from Germaine,” Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, said, according to the report.For her part, the former Women’s Bantamweight champion shared the same sentiments regarding NYSAC’s decision, but couldn’t help but throw shade toward De Randamie’s actions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm’s motion was denied by the the New York State Athletic Commission.  File photoUFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie will keep her title after a formal protest filed by her previous adversary Holly Holm was dismissed.The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), as per MMAFighting, has denied Holm’s motion regarding her controversial defeat against the newly crowned champion at UFC 208 last month.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook brings up 30th triple double of season Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m not trying to be like a wuss about it and whine,” Holm said. “That’s definitely not what I’m trying to do. I think that’s a hard spot for me. A lot of people keep saying, well, she hit you after the bell, how do you feel? Well, I’m a fighter. I’m not going to sit here and whine about it and complain. There’s a lot of things I could have done.“At least own it. She knows she did it on purpose and one of them definitely rocked me,” she said.A possible rematch between the two has yet to be confirmed by the promotion, but De Randamie was adamant on fighting Holm once more. The champion, however, broke her hand during the fight and it remained unclear how long it would keep her sidelined.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident The boxer-turned-MMA pro filed a complaint against the match’s referee Todd Anderson for “failure to deduct one or more points from Germaine De Randamie following her repeated strikes thrown after the horn sounded to end Rounds 2 and 3.“After a review of the video footage of the bout, the New York State Athletic Commission determined that there was no clear error or violation of statute or rule by Referee Todd Anderson,” an NYSAC official said. “Therefore, the scoring and outcome of the bout will not be modified.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlmost three weeks ago, the two combatants slugged it out in a highly contested back-and-forth affair, where the Dutch fighter managed to get her hand raised after five grueling rounds of action.READ: UFC 208: De Randamie becomes 1st women’s featherweight champ, beats Holm Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View commentslast_img read more

first_img…”it’s only” moneyDual citizen ex-Minister Dominic Gaskin wanted to know what’s “the fuss” about the ministerial delegation jetting off to TT to personally observe the hearings of the NCN appeal. They could’ve seen it streamed over the Internet, like the rest of Guyana. And in that question we get an insight into how the players in this PNC-coalition, from Granger to his gardener, think about spending our hard-earned tax dollars.Another dual citizen ex-Minister had claimed that the Ministers went to TT ‘cause, otherwise, the CCJ Judges would’ve felt the Government’s lawyers “were on their own” if there wasn’t a cheerleader squad in the court!!  Yes, this was actually SAID!!Well, if this were so — and CCJ judges are swayed by the audience as much as by the lawyers’ arguments — then maybe the entire Cabinet should’ve traipsed over; especially since Allicock, Norton, Henry, Sarrabo-Halley and Rajkumar weren’t faces that would’ve been recognisable to the CCJ bench. For all the judges knew, these were just the usual riff-raff from the streets who showed up at CCJ hearings to get out of the sun!!At least the PNC didn’t try to defend the boondoggle by claiming the entourage was there to advise the Government’s lawyers!! Even though, come to think about it, from the performance of those high-priced lawyers, even Granger’s gardener might’ve offered welcome advice!!And that brings up another instance of the PNC’s posture as the last of the big-time spenders of our money. While they’ve been coy about releasing the exact sum paid – and there’s very good reason for their coyness – the figure of $70 million hasn’t been denied.And, of course, against this sum, maybe Gaskin’s dismissal of the ministerial junket is understandable: “What is the total cost in the grand scheme of things?” Indeed, what is that cost? And we have to include Bulkan, whom we’re told jetted in for the second day’s hearing. Maybe because the original five didn’t have the desired effect of inspiring shock and awe on the CCJ judges? Yup!! The regionally famous Minister of Communities had to be rushed in!! First class tickets (of course); rooms at a top hotel (of course); per diem; taxis etc, and we only talking about $5 million! Peanuts compared to lawyers’ fees!But there’s another reason why Gaskin should scoff at spending $5 million for a quick ministerial getaway. He, after all, had just been offered a job for which he confessed he isn’t qualified; a job that would pay him MORE than his old ministerial job, with all the old perks!! And he hadn’t even asked for the job!!But seriously, folks, the two newly appointed Ministers – Halley and Rajkumar — had to be inducted into the “it’s only money” lifestyle!!…UG VC is a sinecureAnd the beat goes on with the University Unions vs the VC at UG. The unions now demand VC Griffith be terminated for the odious oodles of money he lavishes on himself while starving the University of even basic items, like toilet paper. They don’t realise that YSM Chair Griffith attended UG in the 1970s and had to use the Chronicle in the toilets. He expects the same be done now!! Of course, since he lived in foreign for donkey years, he needs his Charmin in his AC’d lavs!!But your Eyewitness is a tad tetched the academic union hasn’t followed on his challenge to them to investigate why Griffith was let go with two years left on his contract at his last stint at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. With a Deep South student body very similar to Guyana’s, Griffith sold them a bill of goods he couldn’t deliver.Unfortunately for him, he didn’t have friends in high places!!…the mouth is muzzledHow dare the GECOM Legal Officer (GLO) offer requested legal opinion that’s unfavourable to the PNC’s desire to delay the elections??It explains why Patterson unilaterally appointed Marcus to represent GECOM at the CCJ!The GLO holds that the list should be REVISED!!last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The owner of Los Angeles’ Numero Uno supermarket chain pleaded not guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges that include allegations that he ordered three slayings and bribed a city planning commissioner. George Torres-Ramos entered the not-guilty plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, along with his brother Manuel Torres- Ramos, son Stevie Torres and five other defendants. The defendants include ex-planning commissioner Steve Carmona of Pico Rivera, whom George Torres-Ramos is accused of bribing, and another former planning commissioner, George Luk, who now sits on a city convention center commission and is accused of conspiring with Torres-Ramos. Among the allegations in the 59-count indictment unsealed last month are that George Torres-Ramos, 50, and his 53-year-old brother, both of Arcadia, were involved in the killing of a worker at the 11-market Numero Uno chain. The worker, Ignacio Meza, disappeared in 1998 following the theft of $500,000 from a Numero Uno market on Jefferson Street, authorities said. Before the disappearance, prosecutors allege Meza had killed two gang members for George Torres-Ramos. George Torres-Ramos is accused of bribing Carmona by providing the former commissioner with an apartment, a pickup truck and Dodgers tickets, among other things, in an attempt to ensure he received liquor permits for a market on Alvarado Street. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Deputy City Attorney Asha Greenberg said Delgadillo pressured her to drop misdemeanor charges against George Torres-Ramos in 2001. In a memo she wrote at the time and put in an internal case file, Greenberg said Delgadillo called her to say he was “getting a lot of pressure on the case,” which involved the illegal demolition of low-income apartments to make way for a parking lot, according to The Times. Delgadillo told Greenberg that Torres-Ramos was worried that a conviction would hurt his ability to get beer and wine permits for his markets, The Times reported. The City Attorney’s Office denied in a statement that Delgadillo pressured Greenberg and said he was simply responding to an “external inquiry” about the case. The case went forward and Greenberg got a conviction. George Torres-Ramos and Manuel Torres-Ramos are currently jailed while awaiting trial.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

first_imgPOLITICS: Democrats agree in part with California governor’s proposal of care for all. By Laura Kurtzman The Associated Press SACRAMENTO – After months of refusing to budge on health- AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre care reform, Democratic leaders on Monday agreed to key elements of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan, including a new mandate that all Californians have insurance. The move signals that Democrats may be willing to cross their allies in organized labor, who have steadfastly opposed the idea of mandatory insurance. But Democrats accepted the insurance mandate with the caveat that there would be an exemption for those who do not qualify for subsidies and cannot afford the minimum level of coverage required by law. Democrats also lowered the minimum amount employers must spend from their previous health reform bill, which Schwarzenegger vetoed. The new plan has a sliding scale for employers, with a maximum contribution of 6.5 percent of payroll. Other funding comes from a $2-a-pack increase in the tobacco tax and from a hospital tax similar to what the governor has proposed. The total cost is about $14 billion, the same as Schwarzenegger’s. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez said the changes satisfied two of the governor’s key health reform goals: universal coverage and mandatory insurance. “I think this is more than a gesture of goodwill,” said Nu ez, D-Los Angeles. “I think this is a sound proposal.” The governor’s office reacted cautiously. “This is clearly positive movement,” said Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger’s press secretary. “We look forward to seeing details of the proposal but understand there are still issues to be resolved.” Among them is how much employers would have to pay and whether they will be forced to cover part-time workers, something the governor’s business allies strongly oppose. Under the Democratic plan, families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level – about $62,000 a year for a family of four – would be covered by free or very low-cost public programs. Those earning more would have to pay full freight, unless their employers covered them or joined a state-run insurance pool. Tax credits would be available to families in the pool earning less than 450 percent of poverty – about $93,000 for a family of four – so their health costs did not exceed 5 percent of their income. Art Pulaski, head of the California Labor Federation, said he had not had time to study the proposal and could not yet comment. But nurses, whose union supports a government-run single-payer system, signaled they would oppose any compromise that includes mandatory insurance. “While we have yet to see the full details, any deal that forces individuals to buy insurance is outrageous and disgraceful,” said Rose Ann DeMoro, head of the California Nurses Association. If the Democrats and Schwarz- enegger do strike a deal, they will have to go to the voters to fund their plan. Both sides hope to have a measure on the November 2008 ballot. Republican lawmakers have refused to endorse new taxes to fund health care, making it impossible to get the two-thirds vote needed to raise taxes legislatively. 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

first_imgHarry Kane’s injury could prove a devastating blow to Tottenham’s hopes of FA Cup glory, Clive Allen has told talkSPORT.The red-hot striker, who has fired 23 goals in all competitions this season, suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final win over Millwall on Saturday.The injury is feared to be a repeat of the one that sidelined Kane for ten games earlier in the campaign, making him a major doubt for the last four showdown with Chelsea in April.“It is a massive blow,” former Spurs star Allen said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It seems as if he has reinjured the ankle which kept him out for seven weeks and with the quality of the last four… it would be like the one of the others teams losing Costa, Sanchez, Aguero. Harry Kane is that important to Spurs.“It is something he will be so disappointed about, especially with the way the season has been going for him.”last_img read more

first_img1 Ryan Edwards in action for Morecambe Plymouth defender Ryan Edwards has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, the League One club have announced.The 24-year-old, who scored his fourth goal of the season during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster, will undergo immediate surgery.A statement on the club’s website read: “Plymouth Argyle wish to advise that Ryan Edwards has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and is to undergo immediate surgery.“The diagnosis was made when Ryan sought medical advice after experiencing symptoms which he thought prudent to have checked out.“Ryan will obviously miss a period of football because of surgery but his physical health and mental well-being are our only priority. He has already proved to be the strong person we knew him to be by the manner in which he has reacted to this development.“Everyone at Argyle will support him in his recovery in every possible way. We ask supporters and the media to respect the privacy of Ryan and his family at this time.”The club added on Twitter: “Our hope is that the early prognosis is good, that Ryan will make a full recovery, and will soon be back on the field in an Argyle jersey.”Edwards, who started his career with Blackburn, joined Plymouth in the summer after three years at Morecambe.last_img read more

first_img ADVICE Abraham has scored 16 goals this season and is the joint leading scorer in the Championship, with Villa currently 10th in the table – five points behind the final play-off place.He has spent prior loan spells with Bristol City and Swansea, excelling for the Robins but struggling when offered the chance to play Premier League football in Wales; he ended 2017/18 with just five top flight goals scored. Tammy Abraham will remain with Aston Villa When the news broke earlier today, you can be sure it would have delighted Villa supporters up and down the country.And Aston Villa star Grealish led the celebrations by posting a humorous tweet which got straight to the point of Abraham’s situation.Grealish shared a picture depicting Abraham as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort from the 2013 hit film The Wolf of Wall Street. no dice huge blow Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 pic.twitter.com/TBNet2L5V6— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) January 8, 2019In a memorable scene from the movie, DiCaprio addresses a crowded room with the now infamous catchphrase ‘I’m not f****** leaving’, which Grealish put beneath a photoshopped image of Abraham. Tammy Abraham has turned down the chance to join Wolves to instead help Aston Villa’s promotion push leading to a brilliant reaction from team-mate Jack Grealish.The 21-year-old striker looked all set to head to the Premier League club, but decided against yet another loan move. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED last_img read more

first_imgDerek McInnes has been interested in Louis Moult throughout the summer, but the form of another signing, Stevie May, may relax his attitude to further strengthening up front. McInnes expects one or two fringe players to depart before the deadline and is happy with the squad currently at his disposal.Keep an eye out for Brendan Rodgers’ potential dealings. SNS GroupThe summer transfer saga of 2017 came to an end on Monday when Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts rejoined the Hoops, but it’s unlikely he will be the club’s last bit of business before the window closes. Celtic are keen on bringing Jason Denayer back to the club after the signing of defender Rivaldo Coetzee from Ajax Cape Town fell through. And it could be one in and one out at the back with Erik Sviatchenko now reportedly attracting interest from Italy. Meanwhile, up front, the Scottish champions are said to be interested in PSG striker Odsonne Edouard. Brendan Rodgers recently said: “I expect between now and the end of the market (window) to have a number of additions to the squad.”Neil McCann will probably be putting his feet up on Thursday. SNS GroupIt looks like it could be quiet at Dens Park on Thursday. Neil McCann has made it clear he is happy with his squad at Dundee and it is unlikely he will do any further business. They’ve brought in nine names so far this summer, welcoming Scott Allan, Roarie Deacon, Jack Hendry, Glen Kamara, Josh Meekings, Sofien Moussa Elliot Parish, Lewis Spence and Randy Wolters.Will Martin Canning have any new faces on his books by Friday? SNS Hamilton Accies are unlikely to do any further business after Antonio Rojano was granted a work permit last week. In saying that, however, there have been discussions with a couple of other strikers so it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if they pull off another new signing or two before the window closes. New manager Craig Levein could welcome new faces before the deadline. SNS Prepare yourself for breaking news, social media rumours and most importantly, pizza. Deadline Day is almost here.The window will traditionally slam shut in Scotland at 11pm on Thursday, bringing an end to another summer full of transfers.Fans across the country will be gearing up for one of the most special and potentially exciting days in the football calendar so we want to make sure you’re ready. Here is a breakdown of what to expect from each Premiership club between now and Thursday night. Derek McInnes is unlikely to be welcoming any new faces to Pittodrie. SNS Group It may not be a new face, but the biggest deal going on at Hearts this summer has been the appointment of Craig Levein as manager. And despite only being in the new role a matter of days he already has to contend with Deadline Day. First up is the possibility of losing one of his key players. Jamie Walker has been linked with a move to Rangers all summer but can the new boss put a stop to the move before Thursday night? In the opposite direction, Levein could be on the verge of signing some new faces. At Tuesday’s unveiling he said: “We’ll maybe manage to do a couple of bits of business before it closes. We’re a little light in a couple of areas. That’ll be first priority and the second priority will be winning matches.”Neil Lennon hopes to keep his star midfielder.Neil Lennon remains adamant the club will not be bullied into selling midfielder John McGinn at a low price, but admitted a substantial offer could force their hand. Should that happen, Lennon will have significant funds to replace his man, but as it stands he is not desperate to add to what he already has after a positive start to the season. Following a 1-1 draw at Dundee, Lennon said: “I would doubt it (doing further business) very much. The club has done very well for us and we’re in a decent position.”Lee McCulloch could be saying his goodbyes to some players. SNSAfter adding as many as 14 players to his squad over the summer, including Stuart Findlay last week, Lee McCulloch is not expecting anymore new faces at Kilmarnock. He could see one or two players leave, however, after describing his squad as “top heavy”.Louis Moult: Will he stay or will he go? SNS GroupLouis Moult’s future has been the subject of much discussion at Fir Park, with the striker looking to leave either this summer or next rather than signing a new contract. Manager Steve Robinson will be looking to keep hold of his star striker, but admitted on Saturday that he is powerless to prevent his departure. He did, however, confirm on Saturday there had been no concrete interest or bids so far. There may still be movement in the opposite direction though, with Robinson previously suggesting that he is keen to bring in another defender and a winger.Partick Thistle are needing cover for Callum Booth. SNS Group Left-back Callum Booth tore his posterior knee ligament in the league game against St Johnstone, leaving Alan Archibald in need of reinforcements. Utility man Christie Elliott covered for him in the 4-3 defeat to Aberdeen but he may be in search for a more long-term solution. Booth has been ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks.How will the Jamie Walker transfer saga end? SNS GroupPedro Caixinha has already said he would like to add to his squad, despite bringing in ten new faces already. The Portuguese manager has been strongly linked to Hearts’ Walker, but could wait until January before making a move. He admitted after Sunday’s win over Ross County that he is still after reinforcements, saying: “We know what we want. We are working on what we want and we hope to get it.”It will be quiet in Dingwall this week. SNS Group Ross County are unlikely to get involved in any Deadline Day action having signed Ross Draper earlier in the window. Jim McIntyre confirmed earlier this week that they had completed their business so if anything does happen before Thursday evening it will be a surprise to everyone.Tommy Wright isn’t going to throw cash around if he doesn’t have to. SNS Group St Johnstone may have already completed their signing of the summer, having brought Michael O’Halloran in on loan from Rangers, but the club are reportedly still in the market for another goalscorer. Tommy Wright insists he will not sign a player for the sake of it though.last_img read more

first_imgBy Kris LeonhardtEditorMARSHFIELD — Major League Baseball pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was inducted into the Marshfield Area Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame class of 2017 along with five local standouts during a ceremony held at the Marshfield Eagles Club Jan. 28.The induction ceremony honored one softball and three baseball players as well as two individuals for their dedication to area programs.Zimmermann grew up in Auburndale, where he played four years on the varsity team. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before being drafted by the Washington Nationals. Zimmermann currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers.Other athletes inducted to the class of 2017include Dave A. Hinker, Greenwood, men’s softball; Jim Parmalee, Marshfield, men’s baseball; and Ed Haumschild, Auburndale, men’s baseball.Two local supporters were also recognized for their efforts to community programs. Marlyn Laabs, Marshfield, received the Bob Holubets Memorial Award, and Marvin Kohlbeck, Pittsville, was presented with the Lifetime Recognition Award.last_img read more