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F1: Mercedes test new steering wheel system

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blowTesting times are impossible to place in any meaningful context with car set ups and fuel loads and tyres all playing an important part in the car’s speed.TimesKimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari) 1:17.091 (134 laps), Sergio Perez (MEX/Racing Point-Mercedes) 1:17.347 (145 laps), Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Renault) 1:17.749 (41), Alexander Albon (THA/Red Bull-Honda) 1:17.912 (134), Pierre Gasly (FRA/Alpha Tauri-Honda) 1:18.121 (147), Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) 1:18.154 (73), George Russell (GBR/Williams-Mercedes) 1:18.266 (116), Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) 1:18.335 (49), Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:18.307 (106), Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren-Renault) 1:18.474 (137), Romain Grosjean (FRA/Haas-Ferrari) 1:18.496 (158), Esteban Ocon (FRA/Renault) 1:18.557 (52), Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) 1:19.307 (77) Hamilton, aiming at equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles this year, was enthusiastic. “For me it’s really encouraging to see that my team is continuing to innovate and stay ahead of the game, and I think that’s down to the great minds in the team and so hopefully that’ll work to our benefit. “I’ve only tried it this morning and we’re trying to get on top of it, understand it, but safety wise no problem today and the FIA are OK with the project,” the 35-year-old Briton said. On the second of three days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya Kimi Raikkonen posted the quickest time of 1min 17.091sec in his Alfa Romeo. Sergio Perez (1:17.347) came next in the time sheet ahead of the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo (1:17.749). Hamilton was only ninth fastest on the day but he still held the quickest time so far after his 1:16.976 on Wednesday. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian ActressesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithcenter_img Loading… Mercedes tried out a new steering innovation at pre-season testing in Barcelona on Thursday, insisting the device fell within Formula One’s stringent technical rules. On-board camera footage showed world champion Lewis Hamilton moving the steering wheel towards him as he enters a straight, changing the angle of the front wheels, before pushing the steering wheel away from him at the next corner. Hamilton at pre-season testing on Thursday F1 cars traditionally are set up with the front wheels slightly angled to help cornering. Mercedes’ technical director James Allison said the so-called dual axis steering system was above board. “We’ve spoken to them (F1’s governing body the FIA). The rules are clear about what’s permitted on steering systems. We’re pretty confident that it matches those requirements,” he commented after the morning session on the second day of testing. According to the Mercedes tech guru, the innovation “introduces an extra dimension for steering which we hope will be useful”, but he avoided elaborating on its potential benefits.Advertisementlast_img read more

Labor union deny part in workers’ ‘illegal dismissal’

first_img“We have reached out to the employeesbut they made it difficult for themselves,” they noted. “Those employeesabandoned their work after the standoff and went AWOL.” The group claimed they were “illegallyousted” after they did not take sides with the Yansons fighting over theirmultibillion-peso bus empire. In a press conferenceat the Negros Press Club on Tuesday, the dismissed workers said they “decided to come outinto the open so the public will know what kind of union they have.” The group, however, insisted thattheir termination came about through collusion between VTI president Leo ReyYason and PACIWU-TUCP. BACOLOD City – The PhilippineAgricultural, Commercial and Industrial Workers Union-Trade Union Congress ofthe Philippines (PACIWU-TUCP) has denied involvement in the “illegaltermination” of some Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) employees. They added that those who sought theirhelp all returned to work.“We previously warned employees not to take sides in the ongoing feud withinthe Yanson family who owns VTI,” they said. The union leaders said they insistedto help those affected workers, which they claimed resulted in 80 of themgetting their jobs back. “We strongly condemn our dismissalfrom work without justifiable reason and process,” they said. “We stronglycondemn the silence of our union and its pro-management stance.”/PN But these allegations were thenslammed by PACIWU-TUCP national president Hernani Braza and VTI Union presidentFranny Santarin. last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Scores (1-26)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball ScoresSaturday  (1-26)Batesville  67     Hauser  54Heritage Christian  34     Oldenburg  31East Central  56     North Decatur  53Talawanda  72     Franklin County  47Milan  82     Switz. County  66New Palestine  86     Rushville  40Connersville  45     North Central  44Rising Sun  70     Waldron  44South Central  60     Shawe Memorial  23SW-Hanover  85     Mitchell  70SW-Shelby  63     Herron  60Morristown  63     Knightstown  45Union County  63     Eastern Hancock  47Madison  88     North Harrison  69last_img read more

ISP investigating four vehicle crash involving a school bus

first_imgSeymour, IN—Yesterday afternoon, the Indiana State Police investigated a crash involving a school bus from the Seymour School Corporation and three other vehicles in southern Bartholomew County that resulted in three injuries.The investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police, determined that a 2013 Dodge Dart being driven by Shanaya N. Brown, age 27, Columbus, Indiana was traveling southbound in the 11000 Block of State Road 11 in Bartholomew County. Brown’s vehicle was being followed by a 2014 GMC Terrain being driven by Jack A. Cooper, age 71, Seymour, Indiana. Brown slowed due to vehicles slowing in front of her vehicle. Cooper swerved into the northbound lane of State Road 11 to avoid Brown’s vehicle.Cooper’s vehicle collided nearly head-on with a northbound 2004 Jeep Liberty being driven by Maria G. Hernandez-Zarate, age 56, Seymour, Indiana. Cooper’s vehicle also collided with Brown’s vehicle after making contact with Hernandez-Zarate’s vehicle.Hernandez-Zarate’s vehicle then struck a 2019 Thomas Built School Bus being driven by Daniel R. Ginger, age 68, Seymour, Indiana that was traveling southbound on State Road 11 following Cooper’s vehicle. The Seymour Community School Corporation bus had approximately 33 students on the bus at the time of the crash.Jack Cooper and Maria Hernandez-Zarate were both transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A 17-year-old female student, who was on the bus, was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.State Road 11 was closed for nearly two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

EPL: Saints compound Chelsea’s woes

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Chelsea suffered more woe at Stamford Bridge after losing 2-0 to Southampton on Thursday. Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond scored in each half to condemn Chelsea to consecutive defeats in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s side have now lost six matches at home in all competitions this season. Chelsea remain in fourth despite the defeat but they are only three points above Tottenham. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was selected in the starting lineup after he was subjected to racist abuse in Sunday’s match against Spurs. Southampton stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as they steered clear of the relegation zone. The visitors took the lead from a counter attack after 31 minutes when Obafemi produced a fine strike into the top corner. Southampton had chances to double their lead but Che Adams was denied by a Fikayo Tomori block, while Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Redmond. Southampton scored a second after 73 minutes after Redmond capped off a fine passing move and chipped the ball over Arrizabalaga. Christian Pulisic came off the bench and almost had an instant impact but his effort was saved by Alex McCarthy late on. Chelsea face a London derby away at Arsenal on Sunday, while Southampton welcome Crystal Palace on Saturday.Tags: Antonio RudigerMichael ObafemiNathan RedmondTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

UDFA/GT Beer Christmas Cup football

first_imgby Joe ChapmanWilliams, Drakes help Shattas beat Milerock 2-0GOALS by Damian Williams and Colwyn Drakes ensured full points went to Silver Shattas with a 2-0 win over Milerock and three-time champions Federal Winners Connection also gained maximum points via a walkover from Hi Stars. The wins kept both teams at the head of their group from two wins, when the Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) 4th annual GT Beer Cup Christmas football tournament continued its preliminary round at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Saturday night.Playing in the second game after match officials ruled the walkover when Hi Stars failed to show for their match against Winners Connection, Shattas, last year’s runners-up got their lead through Williams when a corner was awarded to them.Then Jashawn Freeman, their defender sent a high ball from the right and Williams rose to head home for a 1-0 advantage in the 41st minute.The Shattas then continued to look the better side as their defence stood up to maintain their advantage at the break.The heavy conditions continued to make play a bit tough but the Shattas were determined to come away with another victory and they doubled the score in the 75th minute after Dexter Garraway was able to send Drakes through for a neat shot, which gave them a 2-0 lead. When the final whistle came their second win was assured.The competition continues today with two matches. Amelia’s Ward Panthers face Botofago in the first game at 18:00hrs and Net Rockers come up against Kwakwani Strikers from 20.00hrs.last_img read more

‘Glads’ come back to America

first_imgSteroids have gotten a bad rap recently. Not to look the other way and completely ignore the fact that steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs have their health drawbacks and have forever caused sports fans to think twice whenever any achievement of note is accomplished, but it seems like steroids are being blamed for just about every problem under the sun.But steroids and users weren’t always so ostracized. In a simpler time of teal and purple, San Jose Sharks sleeveless T-shirts and mullets, spandex, and Garfield cartoons on Saturday mornings, stars that seemingly were far more juiced than the average suspended minor league baseball player were held up as models of physical perfection.Instead of undertaking an assault on all-time records, they played Assault. Instead of breaking through offensive lines to conquer quarterbacks, they played defense in Breakthrough and Conquer. And instead of hanging tough in front of Congressional hearings, these guys (and gals) swung on rings in Hang Tough. I’m speaking, of course, of the American Gladiators. Back before a “game show” meant “America” voting over text messages to decide which second-rate singer’s crappy rendition of a real musician’s song was best, an American Idol would be declared by competitors running the gauntlet — that was “American Gladiators.” In case you lived under a rock for your childhood or haven’t turned on ESPN Classic anytime after 9 p.m. in the last year, American Gladiators was a physical challenge game show from the early ’90s in which challengers squared off to accumulate points while competing in several different games against gladiators. The contestants were your average gym rats in great physical condition; the gladiators were larger than life behemoths with bulging muscles that may have, you know, been achieved through some extra-gymnastic measures. Anyway, “American Gladiators” was just about the coolest show on television. Anyone who didn’t try to use the “Let’s play American Gladiators” line as an excuse to knock around the kid brother in the basement and throw Nerf basketballs at him really missed the boat. Who didn’t want to joust Nitro with a padded pugel stick high above soft mats, climb a wall with Ice following close behind or run the Eliminator? I still wish I could.It turns out that chance is still out there. NBC announced last month that it was bringing the show back. There is so much potential for this, it is unreal. Not only will the male 18-to-35 demographic eat this stuff up, an entire new base of fans is out there ready to eat up “AG.” Plus, with pro wrestling starting to struggle, American Gladiators could step in and take part of that market. There are just a couple adjustments NBC should think about implementing to make the second go-around of Gladiators even better than the first.Make the gladiators bad guysTake the approach that pro wrestling took and make the gladiators villains. Fifteen years ago fans might have liked rooting for gladiators, but nowadays, fans need some sort of forced rooting interest. Create some story lines to follow the gladiators around and the challenger versus gladiator story a true good against evil subplot. Add some new gamesThe classic games (Assault, Atlasphere, Joust, Powerball) should stay, but there are opportunities out there for some really cool new games. Anything involving a trampoline that could cause powerful, potentially injury-resultant mid-air collisions would be a good start. That said, NBC shouldn’t mess with the winning formula too much.Another thing for them to consider is adding a twist where a random member of the studio audience is selected to go one-on-one with a gladiator in several events. How funny would it be to see the most out-of-shape, 300-plus pound guy in the place get picked out to try and climb The Wall with a gladiator right on his heels?There still needs to be an announcing crew with a former football player to conduct awkward interviews with challengers and gladiators. My choice would be Jerome Bettis. He’s already under contract with NBC as a studio analyst for their NFL coverage, and he’s a fan favorite that viewers would identify with, much like former Miami Dolphin and Gladiators analyst Larry Csonka. Mike Adomie needs to be brought back to be the host, too. Above all, “American Gladiators” needs to stay true to its roots. Let’s hope NBC doesn’t butcher a classic by having viewers determine the winners of matches or have some stupid panel of judges go on and on about other pointless stuff. Keep it real athletic competition that young kids dream about playing in. Most importantly, require every person that appears on the show to have a permed mullet and every fan in the stands to wear either a Starter jacket or a Vancouver Grizzlies shirt. For oldtimes’ sake. Ben is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Contact him to talk about setting up Madison Gladiators at read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Clemson

first_img Published on October 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Syracuse (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) faces its toughest opponent this season when it matches up with defending national champion No. 2 Clemson (6-0, 4-0) Friday at 7 p.m.  in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is coming off a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh that snapped a two-game losing streak. The Tigers beat Wake Forest, 28-14, last Saturday.Here’s what you need to know about Clemson.All-time series: Clemson leads, 4-1Last time they played: Syracuse rolled into Death Valley in early November a year ago, and it was no contest from the start. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey left the game with an injury early in the first quarter. Third-string Austin Wilson came in to play the play most of the rest of the game as the Orange got shut out in a 54-0 loss. SU had more punting yards (308) than total offense yards (277). The Tigers then-starting quarterback and Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson played only one half of the game, throwing for 169 yards and two touchdowns and running for another 39 yards and a score.The Clemson report: The Tigers look every bit like the defending national champions despite losing key pieces from last year, like Watson and top wide receiver Mike Williams. On offense, quarterback Kelly Bryant has stepped up and filled in Watson’s role. Bryant has thrown for 1,259 yards and four touchdowns and leads CU in rushing with 401 yards and an additional seven scores on the ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe strength of the offense is the ground game, which ranks 20th in the country with 237 yards per game. Running backs Travis Etienne and Tavien Feaster have combined for 710 yards on 105 carries. The Tigers have five players with more than 100 yards on the ground this season.The strength of the team lies in its defense, though. Clemson ranks eighth nationally with just 263.4 yards allowed per game, and fifth with 11.3 points allowed per game. The strength of the unit is the disruptive defensive line. That group is led by Austin Bryant, who’s racked up five sacks.To backup that strong D-line is a ball hawking and playmaking secondary. The Tigers have five interceptions on the year and two of them, both by Dorian O’Daniel, have been returned for scores.How Syracuse beats Clemson: A lot is going to need to happen right for SU. Firstly, the Orange is going to need to buck its recent trends of slow first halves on offense. Clemson won’t allow the offense to come back in the second half like its previous opponents and playing well for a full game, not just a half, is crucial for Syracuse. The offensive line will need to play the game of its life against Clemson’s front to buy Dungey some time. SU’s defense will also have to maintain its high level of play and make sure to stop the run on early downs, forcing Bryant to throw for longer third downs.Player to watch: Kelly Bryant, quarterback, No. 2Bryant is the engine to Clemson’s offense and arguably the best quarterback the Orange has played against this season (North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley comes close but SU managed to limit his numbers). It’ll be a slugfest for the Orange offense to try and get points, which means the defense will need to keep Bryant in check for most of the night. It’ll be interesting to see how much, if at all, the ankle injury limits Bryant’s running ability. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s water polo notches two convincing victories

first_imgRedshirt junior driver Daniel Leong winds up to advance the ball down the pool. (Jo Danielle Esteban | Daily Trojan)The men’s water polo team kicked off the weekend with a decisive 13-7 victory at home against No. 4 Cal Saturday before defeating No. 12 UC Irvine 15-5 on the road Sunday.Saturday’s conference clash with Cal was particularly important for the Trojans, who are 0-1 this season in MPSF matches. The match began with a series of unanswered scores for the Trojans, propelling them to an early 3-0 lead. Sophomore driver Sawyer Rhodes led the attack with 2 goals, and freshman goalie Nic Porter came up with some important saves to secure a 4-1 Trojan advantage after one frame.Freshman driver Hannes Daube, who leads the Trojans in goals per game, delivered 2 blasts to extend the Trojans’ lead to 7-1 approaching halftime. The Bears responded with 2 goals of their own in the last two minutes of the half, putting themselves within 4 of the Trojans.Both teams were quiet for the first few minutes of the second half. After a pair of USC goals, Cal responded with another rally, scoring 3 consecutive goals to bring it within 3 at the end of the third. This late pressure forced the Trojans to maintain their focus and aim to finish the game out strong.“We just sat down, talked about it, talked about being calm and collected,” junior 2-meter Matt Maier said. “Just go out and play what we can do, play how we can, and that’s what we did and it just worked out for us.”The Trojans responded to the threat from Cal early in the fourth, as sophomore driver Marko Vavic netted 2 goals to extend the Trojan advantage to 11-6. After a missed shot from Cal, sophomore driver Jacob Mercep rifled in his second goal of the match. Cal was held to 1 goal in the final frame, and Mercep notched a hat trick to reach a team-leading 53 goals.Porter was the linchpin of the Trojans’ defensive effort throughout Saturday’s game. Along with leading his team vocally by pointing out offensive threats to his teammates, Porter also had 15 saves, quashing many of Cal’s opportunities to put up points.Despite the early lead, the Trojans were not complacent.“We just keep in mind that it’s never over until the whistle blows,” Maier said. “In [the game against Cal], we let them score a couple of goals in the middle and we kind of picked it back up again. It is difficult, but it’s all mental.”The Trojan offense took a bit longer to get into the swing of things in Sunday’s non-conference match against UC Irvine, with the Anteaters scoring first. The Trojans soon bounced back with 2 goals of their own to close out the first frame with a 2-1 advantage. In the second period, the Trojans put up 5 unanswered goals to extend their lead to 6 at the half. The Trojans’ defense supported their offensive effort. A block, a save and a missed shot at the end of the half all resulted in missed opportunities for UC Irvine which secured a substantial lead.After redshirt junior driver Daniel Leong netted a goal for the Trojans to open the second half, the Anteaters finally answered with two goals. However, the Trojans quieted the rally with a couple of saves from freshman goalie Sam Krutonog, as well as goals from four different Trojans to close out the third period.The Trojans’ offensive effort remained strong in the final frame; even though it gave up a pair of goals, USC added 3 more to their total. Despite the slow start for USC, the game ended in a decisive victory for the Trojans with a final score of 15-5.USC will take on crosstown rival UCLA at Uytengsu Aquatic Center Saturday.last_img read more