Sebastian Vettel on Turkish GP F1 podium and Charles Leclerc advice

first_img A dramatic end to the race saw Charles Leclerc overtake Sergio Perez, but then the Mexican and Sebastian Vettel came through after Leclerc ran wide – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sebastian Vettel secured first F1 podium in over a year at Turkish GP after overtaking Charles Leclerc on final lap; Leclerc passed Sergio Perez but then made a mistake at the next corner; “I see myself in him,” says Vettel By Matt MorlidgeLast Updated: 16/11/20 1:01pm – Advertisement – A dramatic end to the race saw Charles Leclerc overtake Sergio Perez, but then the Mexican and Sebastian Vettel came through after Leclerc ran wide Sebastian Vettel says he sees himself in Charles Leclerc and has sympathised with his Ferrari team-mate after a dramatic podium-losing mistake at the Turkish GP – claiming it will be “irrelevant” in his F1 career.Leclerc, who has dominated Vettel in F1 2020, drove brilliantly in Istanbul to hunt down and then pass Sergio Perez for second place on the final lap, but then ran wide at the next corner – allowing the Racing Point driver, and Vettel, through for the final podium positions behind Lewis Hamilton.“I am ****ing stupid,” raged Leclerc on team radio, before adding to Sky F1: “I’m so angry with myself.”Vettel capitalised on Leclerc’s error on one of his best Sundays of a disappointing season – claiming his first podium in over a year – but the four-time world champion still praised his young team-mate as a star of the future.“Obviously it is extra painful when it happens in the last lap,” said Vettel in the post-race press conference. “I think having Charles as a team-mate, I often see myself in him as well. 1:10 Sebastian Vettel on his first podium finish of the season and some warm words of praise for perennial rival Lewis Hamilton – Advertisement – 1:22 Sebastian Vettel on his first podium finish of the season and some warm words of praise for perennial rival Lewis Hamilton “He’s a lot younger, he’s very quick and I think the fact that – I haven’t had the chance to talk to him yet – but I will tell him later that being on the podium or not actually is a bit irrelevant for him because he has so many years ahead of him and so many podiums to come, which I’m sure of.“It’s right that he is angry, he did a mistake and lost the podium that way but as I said, in the big picture probably irrelevant for him.”About the dynamics between the pair after a last-lap pass, Vettel added: “I think I’m mature enough, I never let this kind of stuff really heat up and get between us.“I’m happy for anything that he achieves and will achieve in the future because he is a good kid.”The respect has been mutual for Vettel and Leclerc throughout this season, and the Monegasque still managed to praise Vettel despite his own disappointment.“Congratulations to Seb, his first podium of the season,” said Leclerc. “It has been a very difficult season on his side and I’m happy he can finally show what he’s worth.” Sebastian Vettel explains what he told Lewis Hamilton after his long-time rival clinched his seventh world championship title Vettel had scored just two of Ferrari’s last 42 points before Sunday’s wet race, but secured his first podium since Mexico 2019 with a superb and error-free drive in difficult conditions.He enjoyed a great start from 11th on the grid, moving up eight positions on the first lap, and then during the race managed to hold off eventual race-winner Hamilton for some time. He even fancied a race victory.“With 20 laps ago I was thinking about dries, because the circuit was constantly drying and the tyres were worn, so ultimately we had slicks,” Vettel said.“I think it’s just a matter of nobody dared to put them on and there was some rain forecast in the end which didn’t come.“I would have really liked to put them on, because I think that would have (had) a chance to win.”The German dropped behind Leclerc after a second stop, but “was in reach” to pounce for a podium at the end. 0:57 Sebastian Vettel explains what he told Lewis Hamilton after his long-time rival clinched his seventh world championship title last_img read more

Cost of battling avian flu rising, World Bank says

first_imgDec 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Bank estimates it will cost between $1.2 and $1.5 billion to fight avian influenza over the next 2 to 3 years, a sizable increase since last January.The institution announced the total in a Nov 30 report in advance of a donors’ conference to be held in Bamako, Mali, Dec 6-8. The conference, a follow-up to one held in Beijing in January, is hosted by the government of Mali, the African Union, and the European Commission, with support from the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza.Of nearly $1.9 billion pledged in Beijing, international donors have committed $1.4 billion, according to the report. It says that a substantial portion of the commitments ($242 million) consists of loans and credits, rather than grants, from multilateral development banks.David Nabarro, the United Nations’ senior coordinator for avian and pandemic flu, told journalists at a health reporters’ conference in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec 1 that $800 million of the amount pledged at the Beijing meeting has been spent so far.The new World Bank estimate of need is about 17% more than the needs presented at the Beijing conference and reflects avian flu developments of the past year, according to the report. It says the virus has spread to 39 more countries this year, the number of human deaths has risen steadily, and the fatality rate has increased from 53% to 60%.”The largest increases in needs are in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa, which reflects both the spread of the disease to those regions and the relatively poor conditions of veterinary and public health services,” the report states.At the Beijing conference, only about $94 million (18%) in committed funds were earmarked for African or Middle Eastern countries; these countries were thought to be at low risk because they had not yet experienced any H5N1 outbreaks. The World Bank estimates Africa will need $466 million to finance its avian influenza activities. The goal for the Middle East and North Africa is $70 to $113 million.Because African countries are economically weaker and less able to respond to avian flu threats, the World Bank is urging donor countries to focus on significant grant funding rather than loans for them.The report says the needs of eastern and southern Asia will remain high, estimating the total at about $935 million. That includes at least $200 million for Indonesia, where 57 people have died of avian flu and the disease has affected 30 of 33 provinces. The World Bank says recent poultry outbreaks of H5N1 in India also contribute to the sustained funding needs for the region.See also:Nov 30 World Bank report on the worldwide cost of avian influenza prevention effortsJan 18 CIDRAP News article “$1.9 billion pledged for global avian flu battle”last_img read more

Framo Pumps for Borkum Riffgrund 2

first_imgFramo, part of Alfa Laval, has provided its pump technology for the installation of the suction bucket jacket foundations at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.The Norway-based company, a sub-contractor to the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), pumped and anchored a total of 60 suction buckets as foundations for 20 wind turbines at Ørsted’s German project.“It’s a milestone for Framo. This is the first time our technology has been used to pump so many wind turbines in the same wind farm and is quite unique that so many wind turbines are anchored with suction anchors in one field,” said Jørgen Brandt Theodorsen, Area Sales Manager at Framo.“Compared with installing monopiles, suction anchor technology has a more environmentally friendly footprint. When pumped in place, the fish does not scare away during the installation process due to noise and it is easy to reverse the operation.”The team comprising specialists from Framo, NGI and GeoSea pumped the final jacket foundation at the wind farm site off the German north-west coast at the end of July after periods of storm and high waves, Framo said.The three-legged foundations are more than 50m tall and weigh 950t each. With the MHI Vestas 8MW turbines in place, the structures rise 109m above sea level and have a 164-meter wingspan.The 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will comprise a total of 56 turbines mounted 36 monopiles, in addition to the 20 suction buckets. The project is expected to be fully commissioned in early 2019.last_img read more

The Ultimate Specialist

first_imgRandy Choate is a left-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Last year he appeared in 70 ball games.  In 51 of those 70 games he only faced one batter.  This means that Choate only pitched 27 1/3 innings.  What a cushy job.  Ha!  Ha!  This means that for pitching that 27+ innings he earned 3 million dollars.  How about that for an hourly rate?In the league, there were 398 one-batter appearances.  This is up 132 appearance from 2014.  When looking at some baseball stats for 2015, I ran across Choate’s name and decided to look up his statistics.  If memory serves me correct, he has been doing this for at least 5 years now  If you have a young son playing baseball, hope he is a left hander and can pitch!  He might find a very cushy major league job if he has the talent.last_img read more

Rohr gets date to pen Super Eagles contract extension

first_imgNigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that Gernot Rohr will pen a new contract next week after all details have been put together. Collins and Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr The 66-year-old Rohr has been in charge of three-time African champions Nigeria since 2016. The former Niger and Gabon coach qualified the country to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 AFCON staged in Egypt. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth “The executive committee mandated the general secretary to liase with Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, with a view to concluding all matters around his new contract within the next one week,” according to a release by the NFF.center_img Read Also: Video: Inter Milan celebrate Obafemi Martins goals Interestingly, the new contract extension will be for a further two years during which time Rohr is expected to qualify Nigeria for seventh World Cup appearance and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisementlast_img read more

Saints await Mane return

first_img “Maybe he can still play, but we have to wait until Friday. “He won’t be able to train, but he’s experienced enough to play if needed and he would probably go on the bench. “We have injuries to Lloyd Isgrove and Sam Gallagher, so we don’t have too many forwards available at the moment.” Koeman has backed Mane to make a big impression at Saints, now the south coast club’s squad is settled after the transfer window closure. “Sadio brings a different quality to the team: a player who is very fast with a good threat of goals,” he said. “We don’t have a lot of forward players and with his quality he brings a little bit more to us to find space. “He’s very fast and it’s difficult for players to mark that kind of player. He needs time to adapt of course, but he has the quality. “The Premier League is a higher level than he was used to in the league with Red Bull, but he has played in the Champions League so he has already been exposed to a high quality of opponent.” Koeman also revealed loan signing Toby Alderweireld has no recall clause on his season-long deal to join Saints from Atletico Madrid. The Belgium defender has replaced Liverpool capture Dejan Lovren, with Koeman holding high expectations for his new addition. “We knew other clubs were interested in Toby, I’m very happy that he finally chose Southampton,” said Koeman. “He knows me I know him and, okay, the adaptation is a little bit easier for Toby. “First of all it’s a quality player and we are happy. “He shows his qualities from the highest level possible, he will bring a lot of quality in the team and competition for the defenders.” Saints boss Ronald Koeman has revealed the Senegal forward had to take a detour via Ghana on his journey back to England after scoring in his national side’s 2-0 victory in Botswana on Wednesday night. Mane is expected back at Southampton on Friday from African Nations Cup duty, Koeman explained. Press Association Sadio Mane could miss Southampton’s Premier League clash with Newcastle after work permit regulations delayed his return to the south coast. The 22-year-old transfer-window capture had to make his stop-off in Ghana to fulfil work permit requirements. Mane is still awaiting his Saints debut after joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in an £11.8million deal. “I hope he can still be involved,” said Koeman, ahead of Saturday’s St Mary’s Stadium meeting with Newcastle. “He played on Wednesday night and then he had to travel to Ghana to get his passport stamp before coming to England. “So hopefully he’ll be back on Friday.” Former Dutch defender Koeman said Mane could take a seat on the bench if he makes it back in time for the Newcastle clash. The new Saints boss will most likely start Dusan Tadic and Shane Long up front, given other injuries in his forward line. “It will be a late decision to see if he is available,” said Koeman. last_img read more

Gary O’Neil hails Matt Jarvis impact at Norwich

first_imgGary O’Neil has praised Matt Jarvis for transforming Norwich in just three fixtures since his arrival. “It’s good to have someone like that in your team because you can just give it to him and let him do it on his own for a little while. Whereas maybe before when we played all of our midfielders we were always having to pass it, we all wanted to pass it, we didn’t really have people that would drive. “He gives you a bit of a break when you can get it to him and get him to run 40 yards up the pitch. “His crossing’s always been fantastic. He hasn’t been renowned for getting loads of goals, but when you’re the type of winger he is he’s generally out wide, so he’s not going to be in position to score that often. He even scored with his left foot (against West Brom): make a note of that because I don’t think that’ll happen too often… “He’s very good, he’s an out-and-out winger, he’s an old-fashioned winger, he’ll face the full-back up and test him all night long.” Press Associationcenter_img Winger Jarvis joined on loan from West Ham towards the conclusion of the summer transfer window and, in a 3-1 debut victory over Bournemouth and Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat of West Brom, has already scored twice for his new team. “He’s done great,” said O’Neil, who also played in the same midfield as Jarvis at West Ham. last_img read more

Ellsworth falls to Hermon, Bucksport

first_img Bio Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017center_img Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles dropped their second game in two days in baseball action on Tuesday.Hermon 12, Ellsworth 2Cooper Henderson singled twice, Brandon Braley and Hunter Cote doubled and Steve Mahon singled as the Eagles fell to the Hawks 12-2 in Ellsworth for their second loss in as many days.Hermon got solid pitching from Nick Guerette and Tyler Beaton, who each worked three innings.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBeaton also drove in two runs with a pair of singles and Guerette had a double and single for the Hawks.Bucksport 7, Ellsworth 3Bucksport’s Golden Bucks spoiled the season debut of the Eagles on Monday, breaking a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning and going on to a 7-3 win.Bucksport starter Carter DeRedin allowed just one run over the first five innings, while the Golden Bucks scored four against Ellsworth righthander Conor Maguire, who went five innings on the mound for the Eagles.Ellsworth cut the Bucksport lead to 4-3 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and left the tying run on base.But the Golden Bucks pushed three runs across the plate in the top of the seventh on back-to-back singles by Tyler Maguire and DeRedin and a two-run double by Ryan Grindle.Grindle scored the third run of the inning on a balk by Ellsworth relief pitcher Charlie Libby.For the 2-1 Golden Bucks, Grindle had a double and a single, DeRedin drove in two runs with a pair of singles and Josh Gray tripled.Brandon Braley each singled twice and Sid St. Peter, Nick Bagley and Mitch Domagala singled for the Eagles, who committed three errors.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.last_img read more

Syracuse sets out to leave definitive mark on Big East in final year

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon had a message for his team heading into conference play.He told the team that it was like starting a new season, giving the Orange an opportunity to shake off its early season struggles and finish strong.SU (3-3-1) kicks off Big East play this week against Connecticut (4-2-1), the last season for the Orange in the conference. SU went 6-5 last year in conference games and wants to make one final statement before heading to the Atlantic Coast Conference.“It’s been a long time since this program’s done well in the Big East, so we’ve got to make sure that’s not a fluke,” Wheddon said.Wheddon also wants to make sure Syracuse’s final years in the Big East are seen as a launching pad for future success.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We want to make sure we sort of leave a little bit of an imprint as a team that was a developing program, and one that is going in the right direction,” he said.For that to happen, SU will have to correct the mistakes that have plagued its first seven games, namely set pieces and finishing.“We’re not scoring goals,” Wheddon said. “There’s been some good goalkeeping but you know we’ve got to make our chances count. We’ll probably get fewer chances in these games, so every chance we get is a valuable one. ”For the players, this last year in the Big East means a final chance for SU to make its mark on the conference.“I think everyone’s trying to make it a really good one, make it really special,” junior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel said.Rachel Blum, a junior midfielder, believes a successful final year in the Big East will lead to a solid season next year in the ACC.Competition will only get tougher in 2013 when SU makes the jump to a league that’s home to national powerhouse North Carolina, among others.“I’m excited,” said Blum. “The team and the school is going into a new conference, and we can only go up from here.”But for Skylar Sabbag, a senior defender, switching conferences is nothing new.Sabbag played for Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference in 2009, where she played in 14 games off the bench. She played in 15 games and started nine for the Orange one year later.“We definitely want to leave a stamp on the Big East,” Sabbag said. “We want to say Syracuse was a force to reckon with in the Big East.”While the opponents may be different in another conference, the mindset doesn’t change.Said Sabbag: “You’ve got to win — whatever it takes.” Comments Published on September 12, 2012 at 1:15 am Contact Jack: jstruitt@syr.edulast_img read more

Christmas sits with foul trouble, Keita struggles in extended 2nd-half minutes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 15, 2014 at 12:33 am Contact David: | @DBWilson2 GREENSBORO, N.C. — Just 2:03 into the second half of No. 2-seed Syracuse’s 66-63 loss to No. 7-seed North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals, Rakeem Christmas made a prolonged trip to the Orange’s (27-5, 14-4 ACC) bench inside the Greensboro Coliseum.The forward had just picked up his fourth foul and he would have to spend most of the frame on the sideline.No. 11 SU trailed by just one when Christmas left the game and seven minutes later had fallen behind by 10.“We were able to get the ball around the basket,” N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried said, “and we were fortunate there when he got his fourth foul.”With Christmas in foul trouble, Syracuse was forced to rely on Baye Moussa Keita in the middle of the zone for most of the second half. He performed poorly and the Wolfpack (21-12, 9-9) was able to rack up 30 points in the paint en route to an upset win. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNCSU center Jordan Vandenberg alone scored on all five of his field-goal attempts.“It wasn’t necessarily by design we were going at him. We wanted to get the ball inside,” Gottfried said. “It’s got to go in there some.”Christmas was more aggressive on the offensive end than he was during the Orange’s disastrous end to the regular season, but it didn’t yield any results. He attempted two short jumpers early in the first half, but failed to connect on either. The only field goal he did make was on an alley-oop from Jerami Grant.And Keita was even worse. During one stretch in the second half he fumbled a rebound out of bounds, got shredded by North Carolina State forward Lennard Freeman on the other end and had his only field goal of the game blocked by Vandenberg.“You’d like to have him in there, there’s no question about that,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said of Christmas. “But he was out of position three times and if he had been in the right position, he wouldn’t have been in foul trouble.” Commentslast_img read more