Ricciardo takes Monaco pole with track record lap

first_imgAustralian Daniel Ricciardo dominated every stage of qualifying to put Red Bull on pole position for Formula One’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix in track record time on Saturday.Ricciardo, in blistering form since Thursday practice around the streets of the tiny Mediterranean principality, made sure of the top slot for his team’s 250th race start with a quickest lap of one minute 10.810 seconds.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, last year’s race winner in a Ferrari one-two, joined his former Red Bull team-mate on the front row with world championship leader Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes.Neither man could match the Australian’s pace on the hypersoft tyres, with Vettel 0.229 seconds slower.“We sent a statement on Thursday and have been quickest every session. Just the race tomorrow and then we will celebrate. I have done everything I can so let’s finish the job tomorrow,” said Ricciardo.Red Bull’s hopes of locking out the front row of the starting grid disappeared before qualifying had even started after the gearbox on Max Verstappen’s car was changed following a crash in final practice.That incurred a five place grid drop, which became academic when the 20-year-old Dutch driver failed to emerge for even one timed lap.Hamilton leads Vettel by 17 points after five rounds of the 21-race championship, and the Briton will have been boosted by his car’s performance after a disappointing showing in Monaco last year.Ricciardo’s pole was his second in three years in the principality, and second of his career, with the Australian fastest in 2016 qualifying but losing out in the race to Hamilton.“I gave it everything I could. I was up a little bit on the last lap but wasn’t able to hold onto it,” said Hamilton, chasing a hat-trick of wins on Sunday after Azerbaijan and Spain.“It’s still a long race ahead of us tomorrow. I don’t think Red Bull have tried the other tyres yet so it will be interesting to see how we all go.”last_img read more

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Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

first_imgAn extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes test on Sunday to level the series against Australia at 1-1, with the home side chasing down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion.Starting the day looking to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes, England were 286-9, still 73 runs short of their target. The tourists needed only the win to ensure a series defeat was impossible and the urn would stay in their possession.However, with one wicket left, England one-day World Cup hero Stokes knew everything depended on him and he smashed a remarkable eight sixes to all corners of the ground to get England within touching distance of their highest-ever second-innings total to win a test match.Nathan Lyon missed an easy run-out chance to dismiss England number 10 batsman Jack Leach and Stokes survived loud lbw shouts, with Australia unable to review, before, fittingly, Stokes hit the winning boundary to spark euphoria at Headingley. (last_img read more

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Muntinlupa fans get rare treat: a long-awaited win

first_imgCalm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm 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 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? Duque explains Ramirez assures proper use of funds for SEAG hosting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Benefits of township living LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Jeckster Apinan fired 21 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and grabbed seven rebounds as the Super Crunch solidified their hold of third spot with a 5-1 record.Vizcarra, a former University of Santo Tomas gunner, finished with 23 points, including five straight down the stretch as the Patriots fought back from a late deficit to snap a two-game slide.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img “We will always try to improve every game for you to have a team that you can be proud of.”Koga, a former San Beda standout, linked up with Biboy Enguio for the game’s biggest play.With 10 seconds remaining in the third period, Koga found Enguio on a backdoor cut, lobbing the ball for the 6-foot-1 Enguio to slam it home to the delight of the home crowd.The loss spoiled the return of Aaron Black for the Capitals as the former Ateneo guard finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.Earlier, Makati got back on track with a 73-67 triumph over a shorthanded Cebu team, while Parañaque drew another vintage performance from Jemal Vizcarra to stun Imus, 81-77.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the sparse crowd that showed up for the duel against the streaking Quezon City Capitals witnessed something rare even from previous iterations of the Cagers.With three players delivering career performances and a highlight worthy of play of the year, the Cagers subdued the Capitals, 106-100, for just their third win in eight games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJamil Ortuoste delivered a career-best 24 points, Ryusei Koga dished out a double-double of 22 points and 14 assists and Edcel Mag-isa tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Cagers snapped the Capitals’ three-game winning streak.“I know it’s been a struggle for us this season, but I’m just thankful that our supporters are still here with us,” an emotional Koga addressed the crowd after the game. One of the most intimidating homecourts in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) in the past two seasons, the Muntinlupa Sports Complex was nowhere near filled to its capacity on Tuesday night.More than a year removed from a finals appearance in the inaugural season, the Muntinlupa Cagers have found themselves in an early rut in the Lakan Season with a lineup weakened by departures of four of their five starters.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ View commentslast_img read more

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B.C. Hydro predicts 50 per cent rise in electricity demand by 2023

first_imgHe says as resource development moves into the northern half of the province, there’s the potential for some very substantial demand growth. The plan lays out three key areas where Hydro sees future demand growth: liquefied natural gas terminals in the northwest, the gas fields of the northeast and the mining sector. It also shows how Hydro intends to meet that demand: with conservation measures, new capital projects, energy purchases from domestic renewable energy providers, and energy imports from outside the province. According to the plan, if two LNG terminals at Kitimat go ahead, annual demand is expected to grow from 56,838 gigawatt hours this year, to 89,590 gigawatt hours by 2032. By way of comparison, Hydro’s Site C dam proposal would annually provide 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy.- Advertisement – The Hydro plan is still in the draft stage but is attracting a lot of interest from the renewable energy sector. Nicholas Heap, Regional Director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association, called the 50 per cent forecast quite conservative, adding, “There’s obviously a big challenge coming forward for electricity demand in the province.”B.C. Hydro is currently conducting open houses around the province, for feedback on its plans to deal with the growing demand.Advertisement To read the full Vancouver Sun article, click here.last_img read more

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Mexico wary of Germany’s young guns in Confederations Cup semi

first_img0Shares0000Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has warned his side not to underestimate Germany in the Confederations Cup semi-final © AFP/File / Yuri CORTEZSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 28 – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio warned against underestimating a youthful Germany in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final because of the wealth of experience many of them have already gained.Of the eight teams at the tournament the Germans brought the youngest squad to Russia’s Confed Cup with an average age of just over 24. Despite leaving their 2014 World Cup-winning stars at home, the Germans earned their semi-final place by topping their group after beating Australia and Cameroon and fighting back to draw 1-1 with South American champions Chile.Osorio pointed out that the likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler, 23, Liverpool’s Emre Can, 23, and Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi, 25, have already played in both the Bundesliga and Europe’s top leagues.“You can be young and have a lot of experience,” said Osorio.“A 30-year-old that starts studying cardiology will know a lot less than a 21 year old graduate, who already works in an emergency room in a big city and has already performed a lot of surgeries.“Guys like Draxler and (Bayern Munich’s) Joshua Kimmich, have all played Champions League and have lots of Bundesliga experience, despite their ages.”Osorio has chopped and changed the Mexico team for all three Confed Cup games so far.Ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez says whoever plays at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium will be capable of beating the world champions to reach Sunday’s final, against Portugal or Chile who meet in Wednesday’s other semi.“I have been playing for two years in the Bundesliga, we need to see where their weaknesses are and where we can hurt them,” said Bayer Leverkusen striker Hernandez, who has started two of Mexico’s three games in Russia.“But we’re focused on what we need to do, we don’t know who is going to play, it’s one of our qualities that anyone can come in and do the job.“They are the world champions and we’re very happy to be in this match.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Real Madrid and Atlético to sell talents to sign targets, including Pogba and Eriksen

first_img Dani Ceballos celebrates winning the European Under-21 Championship with Spain this summer Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update JIBE deals 5 FAREWELL LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Getty Images Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Real boss Zinedine Zidane have work to do this summer Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Getty Images Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid plan several more big moves in the coming weeks in their quest to catch Barcelona, but both sides from the Spanish capital need to offload talent to provide the funding for their targets.talkSPORT details the names most likely to move from Madrid to England, Italy and elsewhere. 5 REVEALED 5 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Getty Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions latest TROPHY The 24-year-old’s return of 30 goals and 23 assists in 188 games is no longer enough to make him untouchable for Simeone, so Atlético will now look to profit from his decent standing in the market.A second Colchoneros departure which won’t bring in the same amount in a fee but would lesson the load on their wage bill is striker Nikola Kalinic.Bought from AC Milan last summer, the Croatian worked hard and conducted himself well over 2018/19 but rarely started, and was quickly superseded by winter signing Álvaro Morata, who better fits Simeone’s vision of an energetic forward line.The signing of fresh back-up forward Ivan Saponjic this summer means Kalinic has even less of a chance of playing next year so, like Correa, Atleti will look to England and Italy to move him on. targets Further up the pitch, back-up striker Mariano is also being directed towards the door after Madrid’s signing of Luka Jovic made it clear that Zidane’s priorities lie elsewhere.Youth product Mariano was only brought back to the Spanish capital last summer but rarely played when Los Blancos were still competing for silverware, and tellingly, was dropped entirely in the final two games of the season during Zidane’s so-called ‘casting’ phase. Even though he only played 511 minutes across the league and Champions League in 2018/19 however, the Catalan centre-forward still managed to score four goals in that sparse time on the pitch, and his obvious potential coupled with a solid record at former team Lyon means he still holds a decent market value.Briefings in Madrid cite as many as 10 interested parties this summer, including Tottenham and Arsenal, but while it is almost certainly exaggerated in an attempt to create hype, a need to facilitate strengthening elsewhere means the number seven’s days are still likely to be numbered. Getty Images New job Atletico Madrid’s Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic celebrates after scoring against Deportivo Alaves Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Angel Correa celebrates his goal against Valencia last season Getty Images It has already been a busy summer of transfers in LaLiga but in the coming weeks the movement in and out of Spain’s capital is expected to shift up a gear.With Barcelona winning the league title by a comfortable margin for the second season in a row, both runners-up Atlético Madrid as well as Real Madrid have a number of further moves planned to try and topple the Catalans.Paul Pogba and/or Christian Eriksen are the two remaining marquee signings Los Blancos hope to pull off, while highly-rated Espanyol centre-back Mario Hermoso and Madrid outcast James Rodríguez are high on The Colchoneros’ agenda.If Zinedine Zidane is to strengthen his midfield as desired then a significant sum in transfer fees and wages will be needed to complete the moves, while Atleti will also require major liquidity to pay their Colombian target’s salary in particular. For Madrid meanwhile, a bloated squad with overbooking in key positions means there is no shortage of potential exits, but while the likes of Isco or Gareth Bale will be more complicated to offload due to their wage demands, a departure for Dani Ceballos is much more likely to crystallise.The midfielder has a frosty relationship with Zidane, and has already expressed his desire to play 40 games next season in an attempt to make Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.That’s a target he can only achieve away from the Santiago Bernabéu, and with a starring role in Spain’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship win helping to generate interest among Premier League sides, Madrid hope to capitalise and extract maximum value while the hype is still high. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested 5 Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Hermoso’s personal terms won’t be anywhere near as costly and have been agreed with Atlético for some time, but while the risk of seeing the defender move to the Metropolitano for free next summer means current club Espanyol are warming to a bid below his €40million buyout clause, the eventual transfer fee is still likely to be a significant one for the Rojiblancos to absorb.That means at least one sacrifice for Diego Simeone, and the leading candidate is the manager’s compatriot Ángel Correa, who is reportedly wanted by AC Milan, Napoli, Tottenham, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.Though never a nailed-on starter, the diminutive forward has been a staple pick for Cholo as either a rotation player, option from the bench or tactical variation, and has proven to be particularly useful when Atleti are asked to play in tighter spaces thanks to his low centre of gravity and skill under pressure.That trait once earned Correa comparisons with fellow Argentinian Sergio Aguero, but the younger attacker has yet to develop the same finishing touch as his countryman. Real Madrid forward Mariano celebrates scoring against Villarreal 5 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Ultimately, both Madrid sides are acutely aware that they need new blood and fresh talent to try and change the dominance of Barcelona at the top of LaLiga.Yet both rely on buyers to help inject the funds necessary to make their key targets a reality. That should create opportunities for other clubs to profit in the summer window, and guarantees movement between now and the start of the season.last_img read more

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Erik Sviatchenko has Celtic medical ahead of move from Midtjylland

first_imgCeltic are continuing to work on a number of deals in this transfer window as they aim to secure a domestic treble.Deila’s men went six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership following Friday’s 4-1 win over Dundee United at Tannadice. FC Midtjylland defender Erik Sviatchenko is having a medical at Celtic ahead of signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the Scottish champions.The Denmark international will become the club’s first signing of the January transfer window for a fee in the region of £1.5m, having been linked with Ronny Deila’s men during the summer.The 24-year-old has been a key player for Midtjylland, helping them to the Danish title in 2014/15 as well as securing progression to the last 32 stage of the Europa League where they will face Manchester United.Sviatchenko has represented his country four times and is expected to compete for a place in the Celtic first team.last_img read more

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Hearts v Partick Thistle clash called off due to waterlogged pitch

first_imgHearts’ home clash against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.Referee Bobby Madden decided the playing surface to be unplayable less than two hours before kick-off at Tynecastle.The fixture, which was set to take place at 3pm, will now be played at a later date yet to be determined.A statement on Hearts’ website read: “Referee Bobby Madden inspected the pitch moments ago and judged it to be waterlogged, hence the match being called off.” The decision was made after the Edinburgh club’s Twitter account has reassured fans that the game would take place.“Folks, there’s no pitch inspection planned this afternoon – very much game on here at Tynecastle!” it read.last_img read more

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22-Year-Old Arrested In Connection with Death of 14-Month Old Girl

first_imgHe said Parker hasn’t made any statements since being taken to the Owen County Jail.He described the investigation as ongoing and said it would be a “long day” for investigators as they gather information about the case. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results Friday.The body of Shaylyn Ammerman was found Thursday night.According to Indiana State Police, the remains were discovered around 6 p.m. in a remote area located near the White River and northeast of Gosport.Police announced late Thursday that Parker had been arrested in connection with the case.“The baby’s safe with God now,” Hobbs told reporters Friday. “A tragedy like this can bring out the best in people. The community has been nothing but the best, and I thank God for that.”Hobbs said there were three or four “persons of interest” in the case. He couldn’t comment on any warrants related to the investigation. As for Parker, Indiana State Police said they were still connecting the dots.“We do know he was in the house that night, but we don’t know where his whereabouts were, we cannot draw a map right now of what happened when he left that house,” Sgt. Curt Durnil with Indiana State Police said Thursday night.“We do not believe he was family, however he was allowed in the home on the night of her disappearance,” Durnil told WSLM.The little girl was reported missing Wednesday morning. She was last seen at the home where her father and grandmother live in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street in Spencer.Her father, Justin Ammerman, said his mother put the child down for bed just before midnight Tuesday. When he woke in the morning, she was gone, setting off a large search.Durnil said the investigation was far from over“Let me be really frank here. Please don’t feel like because we’ve found a body and we’ve made an arrest that this case is anywhere near over. This case is just getting started with more interviews, with more investigative tactics with everything that we have at our disposal we will use to bring those who are responsible for this little girl’s death to justice,” Durnil said.Justin Ammerman’s brother, Adam, said Kyle Parker had been drinking at the home on the night Shaylyn vanished.State police cautioned that the investigation into the case could take weeks, if not months.According to court records, Parker has been charged in the past with possession of paraphernalia and possession of a synthetic or lookalike drug. He’s also been picked up for possession of marijuana and illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, records show. In another case, Parker was charged with criminal trespassing and a protection order was filed by his victim. A 22-year old man arrested in connection with the death of 14-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman in Owen County is being held on multiple charges.Kyle Parker faces two counts of obstruction of justice, a count of failure to report a dead body and a count of unlawful disposition of a dead bodyAccording to officials at the Owen County Jail, Kyle Parker faces two counts of obstruction of justice, a count of failure to report a dead body and a count of unlawful disposition of a dead body.Friday morning, Owen County Sheriff Leonard Sam Hobbs offered only a cursory update on the investigation, deferring to Indiana State Police.last_img read more

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SR 337 Closes Tuesday For Rail Repairs At DePauw

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 337 at DePauw next Tuesday (APRIL 12) at 6 a.m. while railroad crews repair the Norfolk Southern rail crossing located 500 feet south of S.R. 64 in Harrison County.Operations are weather dependent.S.R. 337 will close nine miles north of S.R. 135.  Motorists can route around the railroad repair via S.R. 135 at Corydon and S.R. 64 at New Salisbury.  Detour signs will be in place.Officials estimate that railroad crossing repairs could be completed at DePauw by noon Tuesday. When rail crews finish their work, S.R. 337 will reopen to traffic.Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites:www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.last_img read more

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