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Hamilton fastest as Rosberg hits trouble

first_imgLewis Hamilton enjoyed a perfect start to his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Friday while car troubles left Mercedes team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg stranded in the garage.Triple world champion Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions, with a best time of one minute 31.654 seconds on a cloudy and grey morning followed by a 1:31.660 after lunch.Both times were quicker than the Briton’s 2015 pole time of 1:32.248.Hamilton, 11 points behind Rosberg after nine of 21 races, is hoping to win for the third year in a row at Silverstone and fourth time in total.Rosberg, who was blamed by stewards for a controversial last-lap collision at the Austrian Grand Prix that brought a ‘final warning’ from Mercedes bosses for both drivers, was second in the morning in 1:31.687.However, he was last on the timesheets in the afternoon, without a lap to his credit as mechanics removed his car’s floor and worked on a water leak.A team spokesman said the car needed more detailed checks which could not be completed during practice, forcing the German to sit out the session.Australian Daniel Ricciardo, fifth for Red Bull in the morning, was second quickest in the afternoon.Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was third fastest in the opening session with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel fourth in both.Vettel, who tested the sport’s prototype ‘halo’ cockpit head protection system during the session, had what appeared to be a gearbox problem towards the end of the morning.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with his contract extension for 2017 announced before practice started, was fifth in the afternoon.Hamilton could take the lead in the championship for the first time this year on Sunday if results go his way and has spoken eloquently about the boost that he gets from racing in front of a home crowd.“I personally draw a lot of energy from the fans. There’s races where you have a few and races where you have a lot. You come to Silverstone and that’s when the energy is in abundance,” he said.“I just absorb that. Seeing people that have saved up to come and spend their money here and put all of their energy towards you getting across the finish line first, it’s pretty much impossible to describe how amazing that feels.“And when there’s so many of them, all drivers will talk about it giving you that extra tenth or two on the weekend and I generally find that is the case.”last_img read more

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Late Sanchez strike gives United the points, Dier hand wins to Tottenham

first_imgManchester United produced a stunning fightback to relieve some of the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho as they came from two goals down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday.The victory lifted United to eighth place in the standings, three points behind Bournemouth who continued their fine form with a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road.It was Old Trafford, though, which drew the main focus of the day after media reports had suggested that Mourinho was close to losing his job following disappointing results in all competitions.The Portuguese’s exit looked inevitable after Kenedy gave Newcastle the lead with a smart finish before Yoshinori Muto made it 2-0 after 10 minutes following poor United defending at a corner.The hosts turned it around in the second half, though, Juan Mata sparking the comeback with a low, curling free kick in the 70th minute. Anthony Martial equalised six minutes later before substitute Alexis Sanchez headed in the dramatic winner in the last minute of normal time.While Old Trafford was celebrating wildly and singing Mourinho’s name, the pressure switched to Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez as his side remained winless in the league and second-bottom of the table.Elsewhere, there was a rash of red cards but nowhere was one more significant than at Vicarage Road where 10-man Watford were humbled by Bournemouth.David Brooks had given the Cherries the lead after a quarter of an hour before Watford’s Christian Kabasele received a second yellow for bringing down Josh King in the penalty area.King converted the resulting spot-kick and added another goal on the stroke of halftime as Bournemouth began to run riot.Callum Wilson grabbed the fourth two minutes after the break as Eddie Howe’s men continued their impressive start to the season, moving up to fifth. Watford, now winless in four league games, are ninth.Cardiff City also had their numbers reduced at Wembley Stadium with Joe Ralls seeing red for a cynical challenge on Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura.That did not stop the winless team from giving a good example of themselves, creating good chances against a wasteful Spurs side.However, Tottenham never looked in serious trouble and came through 1-0 winners thanks to Eric Dier’s early goal.FAILED COMEBACKLeicester City were trying to mount a comeback from going a goal down to Everton when Wes Morgan was sent off for a second booking just after the hour mark.Ricardo Pereira’s drilled effort following a brisk counter-attack had cancelled out Richarlison’s early strike for the visitors at the King Power Stadium.But with a numerical advantage, Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson made sure of all three points 13 minutes from time with a superb right-foot shot from just outside the area.The Icelandic international’s 50th Premier League goal gave Marco Silva’s men their first away win of the season, 2-1.Huddersfield Town scored only their fourth goal of the season in a 1-1 draw at Burnley.Sam Vokes headed in to give the home side the lead after 20 minutes. But a second-half header from Christopher Schindler levelled the match and lifted Huddersfield off the bottom of the standings.Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a Premier League record by naming an unchanged first XI for their opening eight games of the season – and it paid dividends as they won 1-0 at Crystal Palace.Matt Doherty found the bottom right corner from a tight angle shortly before the hour mark as Palace’s struggles in front of goal continued.last_img read more

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Stags coach Egay Macaraya suspended, asked to do community service

first_imgMacaraya has also been asked by the league to make a public apology and do community service, the NCAA said.While the league did not specify the reason for Macaraya’s ban, the Stags coach was overheard during a timeout in their game last July 23 instructing one of his players to hit the hand of Pirates center Mike Nzeusseu, who was recovering from a hand injury. San Sebastian lost, 80-69.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Ammar, hampasin yung kami ni Nzeusseu. Wala tayong magagawa, kaibigan-kaibigan sila. Mga gago eh. So ikaw naman, subukan kita,” Macaraya was caught saying by the TV broadcast.He will miss Stags’ game against Emilio Aguinaldo College on Friday. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MPBL: San Juan Knights thrive with target on their backs Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In the juniors division, Ryan Amsali of San Beda and Nikko Aguilar of San Sebastian were also handed one-game suspensions. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MANILA, Philippines—San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya has been slapped with a one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike behaviorADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Benefits of township living View commentslast_img read more

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Arsenal ‘lack self-belief’ to win Premier League this season – Alexis Sanchez

first_img Alexis Sanchez doubts Arsenal’s chances of Premier League glory this season 1 Alexis Sanchez believes Arsenal ‘lack self-belief’ to win the Premier League title this season.The Gunners blew a big chance to increase the pressure on leaders Leicester when they were beaten at home 2-1 by Swansea on Wednesday night.Joel Campbell had opened the scoring for the Gunners with an early goal, with the hosts also hitting the woodwork on three occasionsBut goals from Wayne Routledge and Swans captain Ashley Williams saw the Welsh side leave the Emirates Stadium with all three points for the third time in four years.And Sanchez, who hit the post in the first half before cracking a second-half free-kick against the crossbar, feels it is the squad’s confidence – or lack of it – has seen them suffer a damaging run of just three wins from 11 games in all competitions.“We lack self-belief, that we can actually be champions,” he told Directv Sports.“I think we can win the Premier League with the players we have. That said, we lack a certain hunger. We need to step out onto the pitch as if we’re already 1-0 up.“I remember a game against Manchester United last year. The lads looked hungry for silverware as we took to the pitch.“We crushed them in the first 20 minutes and went 3-0 up. We were hungry and brimming with confidence that day.”last_img read more

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Lyon striker leaves door open for summer move as Spurs and West Ham plot bids

first_img Alexandre Lacazette in action for Lyon 1 Alexandre Lacazette admits he is uncertain if he will be at Lyon next season – amid reported interest from Tottenham and West Ham.The striker has bagged over 20 goals this season, to add to the tally of 31 he racked up last year.The France international’s form has led to clubs from around Europe expressing an interest, including the London rivals.And now Lacazette has added fuel to the fire by revealing he could leave Lyon in the summer.“Will I still be in Ligue 1 next season? I will think about it. I need to take good decisions,” Lacazette told Canal+.“I am very happy at the club. If there is better elsewhere, then I will see. I am happy at the club, but we will think about it.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL HAIRDRESSER TARA CUTS IT ON THE WORLD STAGE

first_imgAward winning hairdressing student Tara Henderson is sharpening her scissors ahead of her biggest challenge yet.The 19 year old from Buncrana, who will complete her Level 3 qualification at North West Regional College this June, is preparing to take on professional stylists from across the world at the OMC European Cup Championships on 29th & 30th May.Tara has been selected to represent the North in the Creative Fantasy competition, against participants from 40 countries across the globe including Italy, UK, Ireland, Austria, the USA, France, Norway, Greece, Denmark, Montenegro and Germany. Her inclusion on the team follows a whirlwind of success in the past six months, which began with Senior and Junior title wins at the North’s Hairdressing Association Competition in November.This was followed in March by success at the Blackpool International Hairdressing competitions, held in the Winter Gardens, where Tara again scooped double accolades in creative fantasy – with 1st place in the Senior and Junior events.Soon after, Tara took a 2nd place in the All-Ireland Championships, beaten to first place by fellow NWRC student Anne-Marie Harkin.The OMC European Cup will undoubtedly be Tara’s most challenging competition to date, and she has committed hours and hours of preparation in practice for the event. Creative Fantasy is one of the most exciting elements in professional competitions, with the stylists expected to create intricate works of art.  Tara will unveil her brand new creation at the European Championships – which includes a 12 foot high hairpiece – in the RDS, Dublin.North West Regional College lecturer Susan Cassidy, who herself won the All-Ireland Bridal Hair event in April, believes that Tara’s inclusion on the Northern Ireland team is an achievement in itself.“We are so proud that Tara, who has yet to complete her course, has been given the honour of appearing at this world class competition.  This is an incredible achievement for a young woman, embarking on her career in the industry.”Tara has also demonstrated entrepreneurial skills, working in conjunction with photographer Mickey Deery to set up Blinx, providing photography, hair and make-up for events and occasions.Hair & Beauty Students at the College’s Derry Campus are among those who will benefit from the £18m new development from this September.  Salons, open to the public, are located on the top floor of the new Foyle Building, allowing clients to enjoy their styling and treatments overlooking stunning views of the River Foyle. DONEGAL HAIRDRESSER TARA CUTS IT ON THE WORLD STAGE was last modified: May 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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)Tags:buncranahairdressing championshipstara hendersonlast_img read more

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SA’s anti-HIV gel trial enters next phase

first_img15 June 2011 After encouraging results on a pioneering vaginal gel which reduces the risk of HIV and genital herpes infection, South Africa, in partnership with the United States, has launched a follow-up study to test the safety of the gel. The Phase III trial, to be known as FACTS 001, will be conducted by the Follow-on African Consortium for Tenofovir Studies (FACTS) led by Professor Helen Rees, director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI). It is expected to start by the end of July and run for 24 months.Previous trial The study prior to this, known as CAPRISA 004, was conducted last year by the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) on nearly 900 women in KwaZulu-Natal. It showed that the use of the gel containing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir reduced HIV infection by 39 percent and also reduces the risk of contracting genital herpes by 51 percent. However, CAPRISA 004 was a relatively small trial (Phase IIb trial) and was not designed for licensure purposes. On Tuesday, South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with the United States, launched FACTS 001, which will test the safety and effectiveness of 1 percent tenofovir gel. FACTS 001 will be a bigger study than CAPRISA 004, involving 2 200 women aged 18 to 30 years at seven trial sites across South Africa.Giving power to women Speaking at the launch of FACTS 001, Deputy Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said the government was looking forward to this stage of the trial, and was very proud of the collaboration between the South African government and United States. He noted that while people should continue to condomise and be faithful, and while research for vaccines should continue, once the results regarding the gel were positive and confirmed, it would be possible to help protect women against HIV/Aids. “This product does something different: it gives women the power to negotiate and make decisions for themselves,” Hanekom said. “It needs to be done. We are ready, and if it confirms its effectiveness, we will soon put it on the market, combined with the roll-out of the treatment.” Professor Rees said the research so far had found that using the gel before and after sex provided moderate protection against HIV and Herpes Simplex. “The establishment of the FACTS consortium to confirm the effectiveness of the first vaginal microbicide gel for women and enable licensure is extremely exciting for South African researchers,” Rees said. “The objectives of the FACTS 001 confirm the CAPRISA 004 results in larger more diverse populations. “The South African government’s support for FACTS demonstrates a new era of collaboration between researchers and government with the common vision of preventing HIV infections in women.” The government had funded the trial with an amount of R17-million for a three-year period. United States Ambassador Donald Gips commended the South African government for its decision to fund the FACTS study and partnering with the US, which has pledged to fund the study for R129-million for a three-year period. “The study offers a new tool to prevent HIV/Aids,” Gips said. “We have to figure out how to prevent more people from being infected with the disease. It is very urgent for the researchers to complete the trial for its approval, because protecting women and girls from contracting the disease is very crucial. “We are committed to empowering women and girls to protect themselves by finding new HIV prevention options,” Gips said. “Confirming tenofovir gel’s effectiveness is a fundamental and essential step in the right direction. Together, government and civil society are making strides to slow down the infection, and the US is very proud to support you.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Are Security Cameras the Future of Retail?

first_imgCCTV has come a long way in the last 10 years alone, and the latest models are now using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to try and detect suspicious behavior before it escalates into an actual crime. AI can also be used to keep staff and customers safe, and technology has even gone a step further into examining human emotions through aggression detectors. If the cameras detect that a customer is becoming irate, angry, and perhaps even physically violent, alerts can be activated by the central control system to escalate the issue to the local police if necessary… RetailSector Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Fleeing Robber Causes Fatal Crash

first_imgA Raleigh man was killed after police say a fleeing robbery suspect crashed into his car in Wilmington, North Carolina. Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an armed robbery at a Walmart in Porters Neck at about 10 a.m. Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.The suspect’s vehicle was then stopped about 10 miles away from the store after 911 calls reported the car was moving “erratically and at a high rate of speed,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.During the stop, the suspect rammed a deputy’s car and then took off, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies chased the suspect, who the sheriff’s office said ran two red lights before crashing into another car. The other driver, 51-year-old Sean Alan Evans of Raleigh, was thrown from his Jeep and police say he died at the scene, according to WECT. The suspect, 39-year-old Thomas Willoughby, was arrested on Sunday, according to… The News & Observer- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Intel agrees to acquire the Axxia Networking Business from Avago to boost wireless access networking strategy

first_imgAvago and Intel announced today an agreement for Intel to purchase LSI’s Axxia Networking Business and related assets from Avago. The Axxia Networking Business is a leader in SoC solutions for network infrastructure. This acquisition puts us in a better position to provide a complete product portfolio for our customers and to continue to enable service providers to create networks that are more intelligent, efficient and cost-effective and to deploy new services faster.   Networking is the backbone of the Internet of Things.  It provides the ever-expanding connectivity our world has come to rely on, and serves as the foundation for the newest and most exciting growth areas of technology today including smart cities, cars and homes, and wearable computing. But operators face challenges maintaining and evolving this infrastructure due to increasing costs for the build-out and operation of networks to support the ever expanding number of users, devices and applications.  This is where Intel can help. In the same way that Intel helped to transform the data center into a business enabler, Intel can help transform networking by providing new technologies and a portfolio of solutions that allow for new innovative services  and efficient scaling  of a more flexible, cost effective network infrastructure.  To enable this vision, we believe that running the four critical network workloads (application, control, data and signal processing) on a single architecture provides benefits by reducing development complexity and risk.  The Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group, part of Intel’s Data Center Group, has been working for a number of years to build Intel-based platforms that handle these workloads simultaneously on networking elements, including wireless base stations.  Intel’s goal is to offer a common architecture approach that scales up and down at many different price, power and performance points.  With this acquisition, Intel gains a compelling product line and talented team to continue to deliver on this long term vision. The continued momentum towards adopting server, cloud and virtualization technologies enables network operators to take advantage of the latest technology innovations and tap into a broad ecosystem of developers.  This can drive greater utilization of network resources, and faster availability of new applications and services. Intel is working with the world’s leading equipment manufacturers to bring critical technologies to market for operator networks, including uses of virtualization in the radio access network which encompass wireless base stations.  The opportunity here is significant and wireless access is a critical component of the mobile network, which is part of a growing network market segment estimated to represent a $16 billion silicon market segment. The acquisition of the Axxia Networking Business will further help Intel realize our vision of transforming wireless access into an intelligent, flexible network based on standard building blocks to fuel innovation and increase network efficiencies.last_img read more

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