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Judge rejects R. Kelly’s request to be released from jail over coronavirus fears

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first_imgABC News(CHICAGO) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request from R. Kelly to be temporarily released from a Chicago jail over fears that the R&B singer risks contracting coronavirus while locked up.U.S District Court Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York denied the 53-year-old Kelly’s motion for bail, ruling the Grammy-winning entertainer failed to establish that he is in a high-risk category to contract the virus, which has killed at least 118 people in Chicago and infected more than 5,000.“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” Donnelly wrote in her ruling.In an effort to blunt the spread of coronavirus in federal prisons, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a March 26 directive to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal to reduce the number of inmates in the prison system by transferring non-violent, at-risk inmates to home confinement based on a thorough case-by-case analysis.Donnelly noted that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, where Kelly is being held pending trial.Kelly is being held without bail at the facility on a 13-count indictment, including charges of child pornography, the sexual exploitation of children, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and coercion or enticement of a female. The singer is also facing federal charges in New York, including one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits sexual trafficking across state lines.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to charges filed against him both in New York and in Chicago.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorize people 65 or older or with underlying health conditions as those most vulnerable to catch the virus.“The defendant is 53 years old, twelve years younger than the cohort of “older adults” defined by the CDC as at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19,” Donnelly’s ruling reads.“Although the defendant has had surgery during his incarceration, he does not explain how his surgical history places him at a higher risk of severe illness. Moreover, officials in Chicago have advised the government that doctors have completed all treatment for the defendant’s recent operation.”The type of surgery Kelly recently underwent was redacted from the court records.Federal prosecutors filed a motion recommending Donnelly deny Kelly’s request, cautioning that “if released, there is a risk that the defendant will flee and that the defendant will obstruct, attempt to obstruct, threaten, intimidate or attempt to threaten or intimidate one or more prospective witnesses.”While Kelly made the same request for temporary release to a federal judge in Chicago, that pending decision appears moot because Kelly would need approval from both courts before he could be granted bail.In October, Donnelly ordered Kelly, whose full name is Robert Kelly, to be held without bail after the judge agreed with prosecutors that freeing him would create a risk of him fleeing or tampering with witnesses. She set a May 18 trial date for the New York case.“The defendant here has not demonstrated an analogous change in circumstances that would alter the Court’s conclusion that he is a flight risk and that he poses danger to the community, particularly to prospective witnesses,” Donnelly concluded in her ruling Tuesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Honored to serve

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first_imgSincerely,Peter BiancamanoHoboken Board of Education TrusteeCounty Committee Person Ward 2, District 1 Dear Editor:I probably have not spent my early adult years like most millennials. At 18, I ran for public office for the first time, and was elected to county committee, a position I still hold 14 years later. At 25, I ran to become a member of the Hoboken Board of Education, winning and becoming the youngest member ever to be elected to the board.Six and a half years volunteering for any unpaid position can be a stressful/tedious endeavor, only if you don’t love what you are doing. I absolutely loved every minute being a Hoboken Board of Education trustee and although it sometimes (okay, most times) caused more stress than my full time job, it was all worth it. I have had to work with many superintendents during my tenure. I can say with great ease, leaving this board, that I feel very comfortable with Dr. Johnson at the helm. I know that she appreciated my constant questions at meetings. I was always dissecting items on our agenda, and her thorough responses not only satisfied my questions, but they communicated to the public how the Hoboken Schools are being run. This is how a relationship between a board member and superintendent should be, honest, mutually respectful and mindful at all times that we are answerable to the people of this community.Six years on the Hoboken Board of Education: consistently voting against tax increases, updating the public on the unsightly scaffolding at Brandt school, ensuring that we lowered legal costs, spearheading the new turf at the High School and being instrumental in hiring one of the best superintendents in the state. But reflecting on my time, I feel I have best represented the concerns of the broad range of people in our community by asking the tough and thoughtful questions.I have heard many times during my years on the board: being a board member is the most thankless job anyone could have. This is why I think it’s very important we recognize all of those who are currently serving and have served on the board. We all volunteer our time, time that could be spent with our families or loved ones but we served because we are all passionate about our beliefs. I also know that I can leave with my head held high. The amount of support I have received the last few weeks is humbling and appreciated.The Hoboken Board of Education is filled with great teachers, administrators and staff members, always a bragging point of mine while attending New Jersey School Board Association meetings. Their time, dedication and commitment given should be commended. With hard work, determination and perseverance, even a deli-boy could have made so many impactful decisions benefitting our community. I feel as if my service to community is not over but needs a much needed break. When one door closes, another opens.last_img read more

Jesuit priests create their own community on campus

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first_imgAlthough Notre Dame is a primarily Holy Cross institution, it is home to a handful of Jesuit priests who believe the two missions align well enough to live, work and attend classes.The Society of Jesus — the official name of the Jesuits — began ministry at Notre Dame’s location in the 17th century, and built the original log chapel which Fr. Edward Sorin later used with his Holy Cross brothers when he founded Notre Dame in 1842.However, the community of five Jesuit priests who currently live on campus came to South Bend more recently.Fr. Brian Daley, a Jesuit priest, first arrived at Notre Dame as a professor of theology in 1996 as a founding member of the community which today lives in a house adjacent to campus. Besides Daley, the current community consists of four Jesuit priests pursuing their doctorates in the fields of philosophy and theology.Even though Notre Dame is not an institution directly associated with the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit community sends young priests pursuing degrees to obtain advanced degrees in the University’s prestigious theology and philosophy departments.“The idea is they want us to get the very best degrees, to be in the very best programs that we could possibly get into,” said Fr. John Peck, a philosophy student.Capitalizing on the opportunity to gain the best education is what inspired the Society to originally found the community, Daley said.“They would be less inclined to send a guy here who has been recently ordained, who is fairly young, if there weren’t a community of some sort to put them in,” he said.The five priests each lead independent lives, and only interact in passing during the day. They come together in the evening to celebrate Mass every day at 6:30, which is followed by dinner.The priests take turns preaching at Mass and cooking dinner. While Fr. Michael Magree, a theology student, said all the priests are apt cooks, both he and Peck acknowledged Daley is the top chef in the house.After dinner, the priests remain to relax and socialize. They often talk about their days, watch sports or discuss philosophy and theology.“We’re sort of nerds,” Peck said. “A lot of what we do is exchange ideas about our fields.”While the communal activities of the household may seem mundane, the presence of the community holds great significance for all the priests.Daley spoke about how — though he loves Notre Dame — he would not have remained at the University as long as he has without the Jesuit community. Peck also stressed the importance of community to his success as a student and priest.“You don’t feel like you’re alone in this vocation, you don’t feel like you’re alone in this life,” he said.The community exists as a group of brother priests. Magree, who coordinates the spiritual and practical life of the community, leads it.“He has a special responsibility to make sure that each of us has what we need to flourish in our Jesuit life and in the work that we do,” Peck said.Magree emphasized that his role consisted more of listening than giving orders. “It’s about creating a space where we can share the fruit of our own prayer and our vocation together,” he said.All the Jesuits at Notre Dame function in their capacities as priests in addition to their roles as students or professors.The priests contribute to the sacramental life of campus by saying Mass and hearing confessions at the Basilica. The Jesuits also see students one-on-one for spiritual direction, an area in which Peck said the priests offer a distinctive Jesuit imprint.“St. Ignatius had very deep experiences of Christ, and out of those experiences of Christ, he taught others ways of praying,” Peck said, referring to the founder of the Society of Jesus. “Part of what we do as Jesuits is pass on those Ignatian ways of praying and discerning.”However, the Jesuits do not hold administrative positions at the school, something they appreciate in their lives as students and professors, Daley said.“This is a great place to be a Jesuit, because you’re not in charge, as a group, of the institution,” he said. “You just come and do your thing, and you kind of fly under the radar.”For Peck, this balance of offering their gifts without influencing Notre Dame’s operations defines the Jesuit community at Notre Dame.“Without trying to make Notre Dame Jesuit — which we have no desire to do — I think the tradition and the spirituality and the approach to ministry we offer does contribute something to the mix,” he said. Tags: Jesuits, ministry, priests, the Society of Jesuslast_img read more

Diego Coasta Gets Eight-game Ban for Abusing Referee

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first_imgAtletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of abusing a referee.The former Chelsea player was sent off by Jesus Gil Manzano during Atletico’s 2-0 La Liga defeat by Barcelona.Manzano’s match report said the 30-year-old Spain international had “insulted his mother”, a claim Costa has denied. Diego Costa being sent off from the game Atletico have said they will appeal against the ban, which would rule Costa out of their remaining league fixtures.The Spanish Football Federation gave Costa a four-game suspension for insults to the referee and a further four matches for grabbing the official’s arm.“I asked the referee and he told me Costa said something to him,” Atletico manager Diego Simeone said after Saturday’s game.“Other players have said things and not been sent off, but that does not justify what Costa did.”Atletico are second in La Liga, 11 points behind league leaders Barcelona with seven games remaining.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Winters survives marathon weekend to earn trip to B.C. Scotties

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first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsJill Winters of Nelson survived a marathon weekend to earn one of the two spots in the upcoming 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships in Cloverdale.Winters outlasted the Karla Thompson rink of Kamloops 7-6 in the B-C event final of the Interior Women’s Curling Championships Sunday at the Summerland Curling Club to win a trip to the provincial final.It was the ninth game of the weekend for the Winters rink, which includes fellow teammates, third Samantha Almquist, second Natalie Nowicki and lead Heather Nichol,The C-event final was necessary after the Spoolmak Country rink dumped the All-Kootenay rink 11-6 in the B-event final earlier in the day. Thompson scored four in the ninth to put the contest away.And the B-C-event game didn’t look good early for Winters. Thompson struck for three in the opening end forcing Winters to play catchup.However, it didn’t take long for the veteran skip to rebound. Winters scored a single in the second before stealing a pair in fourth and a single in the five to establish a 4-3 lead.After Thompson tied the contest by scoring one in the sixth, Winters struck for a deuce in the seventh before holding off Thompson for the narrow win.This is the second time in three years Winters had skipped a team to the B.C. Scott Tournament. The West Kootenay rink included Allison Hurley and Loreen Amonson of Nelson and Lisa Nevakshonoff of Castlegar. Winters also curled at the provincials in 1998, 2006 and 2007.The Cloverdale Curling Club hosts the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships January 17-23.Jen Fewster of Prince George, winner of the A-event, is the other Interior rep from the Summerland event slated to attend the Scotties [email protected]last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows, Bull Trout catch of the day

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first_imgReel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson B.C It’s time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer has arrived what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.Kootenay Lake: Although the fishing tourism is way down, the main lake has still been producing lots of the usual 2 – 4 pound Rainbows, with a few Bull Trout also from 2 – 6 pounds. Some of our best days see up to 20 fish being caught.  But, an average day would produce between 8 – 12 fish.  Lots of action to keep our guests busy. We have been mixing it up a bit lately as far as fishing location on the lake as well.  We have fished the extreme north, the extreme south, and the central portions of the lake and have found the better fishing to be from the central portion and south. Lighter gear is the ticket for fun now.  Still lots of excitement catching these 2 – 4 pounders on a fly rod or lighter spinning rod.  But, be prepared to break a few fish off if you manage to hook into some of the bigger fish still around. Either way, there’s still lots of action and lots of fun to be had on the lake. The West Arm has been producing some nice fish as of late.  It seems that some of our bigger fish have been cruising the West arm in search of food.  There have been a few surprises coming in lately. Fly fishing has been a blast in the past few weeks.  Lots of 2 – 4 pound Rainbows, but were also hooking into some Rainbows and Bull Trout up to eight pounds in the Arm.  This is a pleasant surprise when targeting the smaller fish. Lots of opportunity for fish this summer.  Looking forward to the tourist season and hoping to get lots more people hooked on this great sport.Columbia River: The river was on fire for the early months of April, May, and June.  Lots of fantastic days floating the river with both floating and sinking lines.  As the water remained low, the seams were plentiful and the fish remained very active. Lots of Rainbows between 2 – 5 pounds were being caught.  Also started to see more Walleye showing up in the fishery. Now, with the rising water, the fishing holes have changed a bit and the fish are moving around.  The back eddies are producing well, especially after the crazy caddis hatches that we had early in the season. Usually these hatches don’t start until this time of year.  A sign of the times I guess, as our seasons seam to be getting earlier every year. June and July should see some of the largest caddis hatches of the year and should put these fish back into a frenzy. Also, the Walleye should get to be more plentiful as the summer continues. Looking forward to the next couple months on the river!More Fishing Opportunities: It’s that time of year again when we spread the boats out to maximize our fishing presence.  For the next few months we will have our boats stationed at the following locations:   one boat on the Columbia River,  two boats on Kootenay Lake, and one boat on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet. So, no matter what your fishing preference is, we can accommodate. Looking forward to a busy summer.What are they biting on??? Not a lot of secrets out there at this time of year.  The main lake has been producing most Rainbows on the usual bucktail flies.  Common colours have been grey/white,  black/wht, green/wht.  The common numbers of these flies are:  210, 215, 221, 222, 234. Also catching some Rainbow and Bull trout on apex lures and my favourite Lyman plugs.  Check out some of the new Lyman patterns as they have been producing well for us. On the River we have been catching most of our Rainbows on the fly.  Dry lines with elk hair caddis have been working well on the hot days.  And on the cooler days, or when we can’t seem to catch on the dry, we have been drifting nymphs through our favourite holes. On the days when we are not flyfishing, we have been spin casting with spinners and spoons,  as well as bottom bouncing with bait. The bottom bouncers or jigs have been producing best for the Walleye. Lots of different techniques to use on the river and lots of different fish to be caught. Lets Go Fishing!Tight lines………………. Kerry Reedlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2015

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first_imgBrice Blanc5072414%$297,000 Richard Baltas661310520%$536,422 John Sadler11817171714%$1,037,584 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato631311921%$635,230 Michael Pender4266414%$175,740 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Mike Smith9720191521%$2,243,551 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Mark Glatt6611111117%$493,792 Mike Puype94813139%$417,756 Drayden Van Dyke17921212312%$1,347,810 Martin Pedroza14916211811%$666,204 Hector Palma2764122%$142,370 Mark Casse56105818%$784,378 FINISH LINES: In addition to the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic against males on April 18 and the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn, Craig Lewis is considering the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes on May 9 for Warren’s Veneda, and if all went well, the $1 million Ogden Phipps on Belmont Day, June 6 . . . Thanks mainly to a Zenyatta-like last-to-first finish by first-time starter Rutile (44.80) in Saturday’s fifth race, there is a hefty Pick 6 carryover of $92,696.80 going into Sunday’s card. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss of Zenyatta fame, Rutile is a half-sister to speed deficient 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, also owned by the Mosses . . .Multiple graded stakes winner Sahara Sky, a candidate for the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on April 11, worked six furlongs Sunday in 1:13.20 for Jerry Hollendorfer . . . Santa Anita Handicap third-place finisher Catch a Flight, possible for the Charles Town Classic, worked five furlongs for Richard Mandella in 1:03.40 . . . Perennial SoCal leader Rafael Bejarano has opened a 58-34 lead over runner-up Tyler Baze in Santa Anita’s jockey standings through 51 racing days. Kent Desormeaux and Victor Espinoza share third with 31 wins apiece . . . With two triumphs yesterday, Peter Miller inched to within 28-26 of training leader Hollendorfer . . . Favorites are winning at a 35.68 percent clip (157 of 440) . . . Next Saturday, March 28, the Grade III Tokyo City Cup will be the feature race on Japan Family Day, with the Ramen Yokocho Festival in the infield. For more details, visit www.tokyocitycup.com. Gary Stevens9316141717%$1,483,818 Fernando Perez1661521169%$721,400 Santiago Gonzalez10413121713%$628,034 Flavien Prat1201014148%$619,136 Peter Eurton8113131416%$808,606 Victor Espinoza16731322419%$2,024,226 Martin Garcia12123161519%$1,716,960 Kent Desormeaux17631322018%$1,799,870 Joseph Talamo22023233510%$1,590,558 Mario Gutierrez9481399%$429,760center_img TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Felipe Valdez6910111014%$326,328 Peter Miller13426271519%$1,320,396 James Cassidy62981115%$369,930 Brandon Boulanger11565105%$213,346 Doug O’Neill14716132211%$832,798 Thomas Proctor4676315%$525,628 Steven Miyadi3575320%$218,210 Steve Knapp3362318%$260,510 CALIFORNIA: A CHAMPIONSHIP STATE OF MINDBAFFERT HOLDING STRONG HAND FOR DERBYOCHO OCHO OCHO SEEKING BLUER PASTURES? Ron Ellis54114820%$426,470 Richard Mandella52109919%$641,766 Jeff Bonde3190329%$324,240 Edwin Maldonado11614111412%$514,354 Jerry Hollendorfer14828202319%$3,170,038 (Current Through Saturday, March 21) Eddie Truman1761235%$255,180 Jack Carava47610613%$191,970 Rafael Bejarano24158343124%$2,685,642 Tiago Pereira1101291411%$419,542 Elvis Trujillo19423241712%$1,311,950 Tyler Baze26134323113%$2,100,784 Bob Baffert9220161322%$1,764,752 ‘WEATHER’ OR NOT, SANTA ANITA IS ‘PARADISE ON EARTH’The other night at The Meadowlands in North Jersey, trotters were running throughsnow flakes the size of golf balls.Meanwhile, 3,000 miles away in California, the sun was out and temperatures were in the 80’s.Call it coincidence. Credit the good purses, the good racing surfaces and the greatweather, but whatever it is, from north to south, California currently is the home of the best and the brightest in the business, to wit:Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County is the headquarters of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome; Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area is the stomping grounds of the best horse in America, Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief; Santa Anita is the permanent residence of the two Kentucky Derby favorites, American Pharoah and Dortmund; and, with all due respect to Untapable, the home court of the best older mares in training, Beholder and Warren’s Veneda.“It’s paradise on earth,” said native Los Angelino Craig Lewis, who trains Warren’s Veneda, the streaking California-bred mare who has won three straight, including the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 14.“The surfaces and the purses are very good, and you can’t beat the weather,” Lewis said. “Hot Springs (Oaklawn Park in Arkansas) calls me every day trying to get me to run Warren’s Veneda there (in the Grade I, $600,000 Apple Blossom on April 10), and I said to the guy, ‘Why would I come all the way across the country to run against the best mare in the country, Untapable?’“And he told me, ‘You’ve got the best mare in the country.’“You can’t beat the weather we’ve got. We’re fortunate to be here.”CLOCKER FANCIES BAFFERT DUO FOR KENTUCKY DERBYThe Kentucky Derby is six weeks hence, but twisting Gary Young’s arm today for his picks, he wouldn’t deviate from the obvious.“If I had to name a Derby winner on three notes right now it’d be American Pharoah, Dortmund and Carpe Diem,” said the respected private clocker, referring to Bob Baffert’s dynamic duo and Tampa Bay Derby winner Carpe Diem, trained by Todd Pletcher.“As far as the two Baffert horses are concerned, I think Pharoah is probably the more brilliant horse,” Young said. “But just looking at who’s bigger, looking at their bodies and their stride, Dortmund might have a better chance of getting a mile and quarter than Pharoah.“You’ve got to go back a long time since one guy had two horses as strong as this, six weeks from the Derby. These are two good horses.“One thing about Baffert: he gets good horses and he’s not afraid to train them.”In other Santa Anita Derby news:Trainer Jim Cassidy said he may opt out of the Santa Anita Derby in favor of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 4 for Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho, who suffered superficial leg cuts when finishing eighth behind Dortmund in the San Felipe Stakes.In either case, his current go-to rider, Santiago Gonzalez, would have the mount.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. -30-last_img read more

How personal beacons can help keep women safe

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first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck “It’s not at all safe for women to walk around alone in the city at night” is sadly something women often hear.Whether it is a developed or a developing country, women feel unsafe anywhere. Keeping pepper spray or other devices can bring comfort, but may not be a safer solution. You need something that guarantees complete protection and also alerts your family or 911 at the time of emergency. You need personal safety alert device.What are personal safety devices?Personal safety comprises of not only physical safety but also psychosomatic protection. It includes freedom from worry about physical safety as well as belligerence and harassment. Women must be aware of all these terms because many times they have to face different physical or mental abuse from the people around them. See also: Can safety wearables really stop crimes against women?Many companies have stepped forward to work in this direction and even come up with some unique ideas in the form of innovative safety devices to protect women from stalkers. One of the successful devices that have helped several women to protect themselves and alert their loved ones at the time of emergency is personal safety beacon.A safety beacon is a wearable device that women can wear on their wrist, around their neck as a pendant or put it on their vehicle key ring. These devices are gaining a strong foothold in the market as they offer complete safety to the women of all age groups. From school going girls to working women, this device assures safety to all of them. How does this safety device work?These safety beacons are GPS based devices that get activated on the click of a button and share your location information with 911 or your loved ones. When your life is in danger or there is some medical emergency, you can’t control them through a call. Simply click distress beacon and it will be activated instantly despite your location. Whether you are traveling by air, sea or land, your loved ones will be alert about the emergency situation.This alert signal activates the app stored on your mobile device, which in turn send an alert message with your location or message to all the contacts listed in your safety app. Your family and friends will be notified that you have a problem. You can even make a call through safety beacon. Some wearable safety devices also allow you to send emails and text messages to your contacts. There is a lot of hope from safety wearables and emergency alert apps. Women can carry safety device with them and silently let their loved ones track them even if there is no emergency. This safety gadget will definitely go well with your taste and lifestyle. Choose the best brand safety beacon and emergency app and stay safe. Related Posts Vatandeep Pareekcenter_img Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#security#wearables#Women safety Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to ‘friend and mentor’ Niki Lauda

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first_imgLewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari slipped down the grid after another error-strewn performance.Hamilton shouted “Yes, yes, yes!” after his second pole of the season ended Bottas’ bid for a fourth straight pole. Hamilton beat the Finnish driver’s time on his last lap and dedicated his record-extending 85th pole to Niki Lauda.”This one’s for Niki,” Hamilton said.Lauda, Hamilton’s friend and mentor, died on Monday at the age of 70 less than one year after a lung transplant. There will be a special ceremony held in Lauda’s honor shortly before Sunday’s race.Lauda, a three-time F1 champion, played a key role in persuading Hamilton to join Mercedes in 2013 after leaving McLaren, and Hamilton has won four of his five titles under the guidance of Lauda and head of motorsport Toto Wolff.”I can’t remember (a pole position) which means as much as this one, in what’s been a difficult week,” Hamilton said. “We had a cloud over us this week and really tried to deliver for Niki … We tried to do him proud, and hopefully, so far we are.”Bottas, who wore a black armband on his left sleeve in memory of Lauda, thought he should have beaten Hamilton.”Congratulations to Lewis,” Bottas said. “But I’m really disappointed, I had the speed today.”Max Verstappen underlined his consistent start to the season by qualifying in third place for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.advertisementThe mood in the Ferrari camp is likely to be a despondent one in what is already a difficult season.After Vettel’s crash earlier Saturday in the third and final practice, the team made a glaring strategical error which resulted in teammate Charles Leclerc being eliminated from the first section of qualifying.Leclerc had hopes of being on the front row but instead starts his home race in a lowly 16th place on a street circuit where overtaking is notoriously difficult.Ferrari is clearly feeling the pressure with Mercedes finishing 1-2 in all five races this season. Hamilton is chasing his sixth F1 title and leads the championship by seven points from Bottas heading into Sunday’s race.Vettel’s last of four F1 titles was in 2013 with Red Bull and this season he is under pressure from within the team.The 21-year-old Leclerc, who took a brilliant pole in Bahrain, had been fastest in third practice and he was furious with his team’s incomprehensible error.Qualifying is split into three sections, with five drivers eliminated from Q1 and Q2 to leave 10 contesting poles.Leclerc was kept in the garage toward the end of Q1, apparently to save tires for the race itself, and with his team thinking he’d already done enough. But it backfired disastrously as he dropped down to 16th in Q1 and failed to even make Q2.”These are errors we absolutely should not be making, to be eliminated in Q1 in Monaco is the worst thing that can happen,” Leclerc said on television after the race. “Especially when we easily have the performance to reach Q3. We should have gone out again, we had put in a lot of fuel to do several laps … I didn’t understand why we weren’t going out again.”Earlier Saturday, Vettel struggled with his composure once again.Despite enjoying idyllic racing conditions under blue skies and a dry track, Vettel appeared to lock the inside left wheel and went straight into the exit barriers at Saint Devote. He swore on team radio, then clambered out of his car and walked back to the team garage with his race helmet on.Vettel has not won any of the past 13 races, dating back to last year’s Belgian GP in late August. His vulnerability under pressure was evident in the last two seasons when he made key mistakes in losing the title race to Hamilton.Leclerc had a near miss with the Haas car of Kevin Magnussen moments after Vettel’s crash.Then it got worse for Leclerc, through no fault of his own.Also Read | Charles Leclerc dream and Niki Lauda memories stir Monaco Grand Prix emotionsAlso Read | Formula One legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nickname

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first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nicknameby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he is fine being called the ‘Jurgen Klopp of the Alps’ after his excessive celebrations against Arsenal on Sunday.The Austrian was criticised after celebrating the win rather than shaking Unai Emery’s hand.”I ran on the pitch, and when I returned my colleague Unai Emery was gone already,” Hasenhuttl told kicker. “This was an issue over here, and also that I left the technical area twice following our goals. They don’t like it here.”Although Hasenhuttl has been compared to Klopp’s style of football, he admits his celebration style is also similar to the Liverpool boss.Asked about the nickname, he added: “I don’t have a problem with it at all,” Hasenhuttl said. “I guess they draw the comparisons with Jurgen because, just like him, I tend to live the technical area and I am as emotional when celebrating.”But I must control my emotions better here, otherwise those fines will be damn expensive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more