Doug Gore rips competition with Audi ‘built for speed’

first_imgMOTORSPORTS:(SUB DECK) Gore rips competition with super fast Audi at Emancipation meetPaul ClarkeGleaner WriterWESTERN BUREAU:Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore was back to his supreme best at Sunday’s Emancipation of Speed racemeet at Jamwest Speedway in Negril.He blew away all challenges in the three Thundersport Two Championship races – with his Audi DTM in tip-top shape – making the respective trips look like a stroll on a windy Sunday afternoon.Gore was pleased with the performance of his purpose built race car. He also had glowing words for the track, while looking forward to breaking the record.”The track and this car complements well. When we rebuilt the car after the last crash we knew we would have to come to Jamwest and this car would be very fast, especially with all the aerodynamics built into it,” Gore said.”Cornering with this car is great at high speed. It is built for the speed. The improvements done to the car makes it really better than before,” he added.Gore was in a no-nonsense mood from the onset, posting 1:07.28 in qualifying, a full three seconds faster than nemesis David Summerbell Jr. in his Evolution Eight.Summerbell logged 1:10.03 seconds, with Chris Campbell third in 1:11.45 seconds.Summerbell was not at his best as he had to contend with low power output from his car, which only made him good enough for three fourth place finishes behind Gore in the Thundersport Two events.Summerbell told The Gleaner that while he was happy to have gotten some points towards his TS2 championship title chase, he was frustrated, because he could not really challenge his competitors owing to the problems with his car.No Summerbell, no problem for Gore and he let loose in his first race of the meet, taking the chequered flag in 1:08.73 seconds. Campbell, racing his power-packed BMW M3, grabbed second place in 1:10.25. Heath Ca swell was third in his Subaru Impreza, timed at 1:12.73 seconds and Summerbell a disappointing fourth in 1:12.46.Gore was equally devastating in the second Thundersport Two race, thrilling the fans to once again take the flag ahead of Campbell in a smart 1:08.64 seconds. Campbell returned a time of 1:10.41, with Peter Rae copping third place in his Mazda RX7.As expected, Gore ripped to threads the other aspirants in the third Thundersport race, posting 1:08.73 to take the chequered flag. Again, Campbell had to settle for second in 1:10.25, with Causwell in third and Summerbell fourth.”Jamwest is a great location and if we had the full complement that raced at Dover here it would make it more interesting. This track is world class. I have a fast car and it’s just eating up the track. I am happy with the results,” Gore said.Alan Chen and Jordan Powell shared honours in TS1. Akeel Shorter and Dean Shaw bagged the Modified Production Two top places in the two races. Jordan Powell took all three Modified Production One races, Gary Barrett won all three IP races, Dean Corrodus took the two completed B14 races, while Andrew Delapenha, Samantha Summerbell and Fraser McConnell battled for top honours in the B18 races. Delapenha took all three, while Summerbell bagged two second place finishes and McConnell had one second place finish. Brian Shorter ran away with all three B23 races.Nine bikers graced the track in MCA and MCB race categories. MCA had three winners in Kyle Reynolds, Halquin Rodney and David Bell, with Richards getting two wins. Linton Martin copped all four MCB races after battling Andre Richards and Xavier Osbourne in some close encounters.last_img read more

‘We Will Always be Friends’

first_imgCanadian PM Justin Pierre Trudeau yesterday assured the Liberian student community that he and Canada will always be their friends, regardless of the distance and challenges that may exist. He said he too was impressed that God has afforded him the opportunity to visit Liberia and share with its people all the joy.“I am happy for meeting you, too,” PM Trudeau told the audience as he shook hands with many of the students, assuring them that his country and people will never forget Liberia, even if he should leave office.“My coming is history-making, but remember that the bilateral connection between my country and Liberia, the founding nation of independence on the continent of colonial Africa, will continue to exist. Take my word for this,” he said to loud cheers.He later played a game of handball with the kids, most of them students attending the occasion.For his part, Right to Play (RTP) Country Director for Liberia Timothy Paulus yesterday expressed his organization’s gratefulness for the visit of Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau to one of the schools it is partnering with, Slipway Public School, and interacting with students and staff.RTP is sponsored by the Canadian Government through the office of the Prime Minister, and has been a development partner of Liberia’s since 2001.“The visit of PM Justin Pierre Trudeau is a blessing to Liberia, most especially to the children and women who are at the bottom of societal development,” Mr. Paulus said.He said during the PM’s visit to the Slipway Public School, he revealed that he loves seeing the capacities of females being developed and improved so they can contribute to national development.“The huge presence of Liberians to host such a distinguished guest justifies how we love to see ourselves,” Mr. Paulus said.Since 2015, RTP has implemented Partnership for the Acquisition of Quality Education (PAQE) in Montserrado, Margibi, and Bong counties with funding from the Canadian Government.Mr. Paulus said the program seeks to improve the attainment of quality education and participation of about 12,000 students, of which 5,400 are girls and 6,600 boys, attending several schools across the three counties.He said under the program, RTP has trained over 360 teachers, who are applying the Play Based Learning (PBL) methodology introduced by RTP in their daily contact with over 11,000 children in 40 schools across the three counties.Paulus then commended everyone who has sacrificed precious time to accord PM Trudeau a deserving welcome.For student Jeannette George of grade 2, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues during their interaction with PM Trudeau, the students will ever remain inspired by his presence to do their best to learn their lessons so that they too will become great leaders like him and visit other countries and students in the future.“We say thank you for visiting us. Your presence made us to feel that you have visited all the student community of the country,” student George said with a smile on her face.She said with the PBL methods of teaching, their teachers have made it easy for them to learn difficult subjects, including mathematics.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Russia ‘know how to stop’ Egypt’s Salah

first_img0Shares0000Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov says he knows how to stop Mohamed Salah © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to reign in Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.The 26-year-old has scored 44 goals in a sensational first season for Liverpool and is keen to make his debut after missing the Pharaohs’ 1-0 opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury. Salah’s name has been creeping into conversations often since Russia’s 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia in Thursday’s tournament curtain-raiser.But Cherchesov said he was not particularly concerned.“We know how to play against him,” the Russia coach said after the team’s morning training session.“We are ready to stop Salah and we will.”The bold promise highlights a new swagger that had been missing from the host nation’s team for much of the past year.Russia’s convincing win over the Saudis was preceded by a seven-match winless streak and a spate of injuries that wiped out almost the entire defencive line.But the men in red are now on the cusp of making their first knockout stage of a World Cup in post-Soviet history.The achievement would a huge relief for both players and Russians who worried about being humiliated on the world’s biggest sporting stage.One poll said Thursday’s win has seen the number of Russians who say they plan to follow the football rise from 52 percent to 64 percent.Russia’s veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said he would rather focus on winning than any particular opposing player.“Would I prefer to see Salah play or not? I do not even know how to respond,” said Akinfeev. “I would prefer to see my team win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Council revokes club’s permit

first_imgWHITTIER — Saying that there would be no more second chances, the City Council early Wednesday morning voted unanimously to revoke the conditional use permit for Rome Fine Dining, formerly known as Ibiza Steak and Lounge in Uptown. Wednesday’s action, however, will allow the restaurant/nightclub to remain in business and offer entertainment. But the establishment will not be allowed to sell alcohol. Council members said Rome Fine Dining violated the conditions of a permit granted on Jan. 25, giving them no choice but to revoke it. “At the end of the day, Mr. (Ralph) Verdugo and (Dennis) Davis created this mess,” said Councilman Doug Lopez, referring to the co-owners. “They are responsible. We gave you six months, which to me seems very liberal. There is substantial evidence that Ibiza has operated in disregard for the health and safety of the neighborhood.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week During the nearly five-hour hearing that stretched past midnight, police officers and city staffers testified that Rome Fine Dining failed to provide Whittier with security and transportation plans as required, used a potentially unsafe elevated platform without first getting approval from the Building Department, and failed to notify the city in advance of special events. In addition, following an April 17 shooting across the street from the establishment, Rome Fine Dining did not supply a surveillance tape that could have helped solve the crime, officers testified. Verdugo said he had, in fact, provided security and transportation plans to the city. He said he does not allow patrons to go near the platform in question. And the surveillance tapes requested by police were not supplied because of the taping system had broken, he added. The revocation action will not become official until the council’s Oct. 25 meeting, when council members will consider a resolution revoking the permit. The state Department of Alcoholic Beverages Control would enforce the ban on alcohol sales, city officials said. If the council does not change its mind, the battle between the city and Rome Fine Dining most likely will continue in the courts, since the owners already have filed a challenge against the permit the city issued on Jan. 25. A hearing on that matter is scheduled Oct. 26 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Depending on the ruling, Wednesday’s action could become part of the case, be rendered meaningless or left in force, Whittier City Attorney Dick Jones said. Roger Diamond, attorney for Rome Fine Dining, said Wednesday that his client would fight the city’s action. “We’re saying the conditions are onerous, one of which makes him pay for two city police officers,” Diamond said. “(Verdugo) takes the position he did comply and if he didn’t, we’re challenging those conditions.” Davis said that the city blames Rome Fine Dining for all of the problems in the Uptown area. “If something runs a red light, it’s Ibiza’s fault,” he said. “You need to look at the entire Uptown community. It’s unfair to tag everything that occurs in the area as Ibiza’s fault.” Ibiza Steak and Lounge took over the former Bank of America building at the southeast corner of Philadelphia Street and Greenleaf Avenue in 2000. Since then, there have been complaints of noise and disturbances. In April 2004, Ibiza and Verdugo were convicted of misdemeanor charges related to a male G-string review the club hosted the previous year. A month later, two women exotic dancers were observed dancing at a private party downstairs, according to a Whittier police report. The club had no permit for exotic dancers. In response to the convictions, the City Council considered revoking the club’s business license but instead decided to enforce about 60 restrictions noted in the club’s business permit. The new conditions imposed in January reduced the hours the club could serve liquor, demanded that the club notify the city before any major acts performed, and required that all potential club managers go through a background check by the city before they were hired, among other things. Jeff Collier, director of community development, said the situation has not improved since January. “It’s not one thing,” Collier said. “It’s the volume of issues. You look at the strain on our police service, impact and threat to public safety and impact on the business community.” — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MI crush SRH as debutant Alzarri Joseph records best ever bowling figure in IPL history

first_imgAlzarri Joseph picked up a six-wicket haul on IPL debut while Rahul Chahar got the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow as Mumbai Indians defended 136 to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by xx runs in Hyderabad on Saturday in the 19th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League. | SRH vs MI – Highlights |Playing in his first ever IPL match, Alzarri Joseph struck with his first delivery to dismiss dangerman David Warner and removed Vijay Shankar in his second over. He returned for his second spell and dismissed Deepak Hooda to all but close the door on Sunrisers Hyderabad who had won their three previous matches.SRH would have fancied their chances even after Kieron Pollard blasted 46 not out off 26 balls to haul Mumbai Indians out of a tough spot to 136 for 7 off their 20 overs.Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have been in sensational form this season and were involved in three successive century-plus partnerships for the opening wicket. But Rohit Sharma introduced Chahar early in the attack and the young leg-spinner responded by getting rid of Bairstow.The debutant wreaks havoc here in Hyderabad as the @mipaltan win by 40 runs.Alzarri Joseph with the best ever bowling figures in #VIVOIPLScorecard – https://t.co/kzyaotA3mE #SRHvsMI pic.twitter.com/bZECzrjZCEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2019The pick of the bowlers, however, as Alzarri Joseph who picked up a wicket in each of his first two overs and then removed Deepak Hooda (20) and Rashid Khan (0) off successive balls to set up a memorable win for Mumbai Indians.advertisementJoseph became the 2nd man to take a five-wicket haul on IPL debut when he dismissed Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his final over. Joseph was not done yet; he dismissed Siddharth Kaul and finished with figures of 6 for 12 off 3.4 overs as SRH crashed to 96 all out.These are now the best ever bowling figures in the IPL.Earlier in the evening, SRH won the toss and decided to field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the skipper, would have been happy with the way his bowling colleagues responded. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock were dismissed inside the first 10 overs. The hard-hitting Krunal Pandya fell in the 12th over as MI slipped to 63 for 4.Ishan Kishan replaced Yuvraj Singh in the playing XI but did precious little – he was run out for 17. When Hardik Pandya fell in the 17th over, Mumbai Indians were 86 for 6.However, Kieron Pollard smashed 2 fours and 4 sixes to keep the winning momentum on for Mumbai Indians.On WeWednesdayMI had defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Three days later, they went to Hyderabad to defeat 2018 IPL runners-up Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians are back in form and how.Also See:last_img read more