The German’s announcement came just five days after winning his first – and now only – Drivers’ Championship title.And having achieved that goal at the end of an “intense” season, Rosberg retired.“I never give up so if I came second I would have going on for another year in 2017 for sure,” he said.Speaking about his 2016 championship, he added: “It was unbelievably intense and really indescribable at the last four races. That’s the moment where it was my championship to lose.“The last race is mentally the toughest thing I’ve done, except for watching my wife suffer through the birth of our daughter – that was a whole other level.”“Apart from that, it was the toughest thing mentally, incredible intensity. It was all the more special to come through after that and see the chequered flag and take the title.“Big respect also to Lewis, of course, who was a big competitor for all these years, at an awesome level and one of the best drivers out there for sure. Even that makes it that little bit more special as well that I was able to take it away from him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Formula One’s Nico Rosberg has claimed 23 race wins and 30 pole positions during his careerBERLIN, Germany, Dec 4 – Nico Rosberg has revealed that he would have remained in Formula 1 for the 2017 season had he not won this year’s World title.Rosberg shocked the F1 fraternity on Friday when he announced that he was retiring from the sport.
0Shares0000Charles Cardovillis gives instructions to his Kabras Sugar players from the touchline during the Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa on September 2, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Kenya Harlequins on Monday confirmed the return of Charles Cardovillis to the team’s set up as head coach after leaving his role at Kabras earlier in the year, having gone to Western Kenya to take up the job last year.Cardovillis left the Ngong road stable for a new challenge at Kabras in May last year but his projected two year stay at the club as the Director of Rugby was cut short in June 2018. “We’d officially like to welcome back our prodigal son Charlie Cardo who’d taken a short trek across the country. Charles Cardovillis was named and confirmed as Head Coach of the Mighty Quins!” said a Tweet from the club.“No place like home. I’m excited. There is a lot of work to be done in a short period, but I’m up for the challenge,” Cardovillis said in an interview with Raga House.We’d officially like to welcome back our prodigal son @charliecardo who’d taken a short trek across the country. Charles Cardovillis was named and confirmed as Head Coach of the Mighty Quins!And yes… the picture was deliberate. Once a Quin, Always a Quin! #SSS pic.twitter.com/fBfxXQ08oI— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) October 8, 2018The tactician will be immediately thrown into the deep end with his first task being this weekend when Quins take on Ngong Road rivals Impala Saracens in the quarter finals of this year’s Impala Flooodlit tournament at Impala Grounds.“I couldn’t have asked for a better draw. Great friends off the pitch but the biggest rival on it. Been with the boys for two weeks now, still loads to do, but there’s really no extra motivation I can give the boys. The word Impala will have them drooling,” the tactician, fondly referred to as Cardo noted.Charles Cardovillis follows proceedings from the bench during a past Kabras SUgar match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHe has also said he is ready for the pressure that comes with being at the helm of the Ngong Road club, noting having been there before, he is ready for the pressure cooker.“Arguably, Kenya 7s aside, it’s the most high-pressure job in Kenya Rugby and sport in Kenya. My immediate goals are to get some proper sound structures in place. Get the boys playing a beautiful brand of rugby and ultimately put some trophies in the cabinet. In terms of players I have to make sure our current crop is happy. Happy players give you results,” the tactician further stated.After Floodies the tactician will shift his target to the Kenya Cup which they have not won since 2012.Quins are in conference A of the 2018/2019 season alongside champions KCB, Homeboyz, Mwamba, Nondies and Oilers.Their first game of the season on Saturday November 17 will be against Mwamba at home before heading out to Oilers a week later.The tactician will look to transmit some of the success he had with Kabras in his short stay, having led them to the national sevens circuit overall crown deposing Homeboyz while leading the team to a second consecutive Kenya final where they narrowly lost to KCB.-Additional info courtesy Raga House0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)
Manchester United may have won 1-0 at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon – but that didn’t stop a raging Reds fan labelling Louis van Gaal’s side ‘garbage.’The hosts dominated the majority of the play and United were hugely indebted to David de Gea’s heroics for keeping them level before Wayne Rooney’s crucial late winner.The Red Devils showed very little intent throughout a tame affair at Anfield and Rooney’s winner proved to be their only shot on target in the entire 90 minutes.And Tony, a Liverpool fan, was scathing of the visitors’ performance when speaking to Jason Cundy and Danny Higginbotham on Call Collymore in the aftermath of the game.“Man United were absolutely garbage,” he said.“That it was one of the worst Man United teams I’ve ever seen come to Liverpool. They did nothing in that game, absolutely nothing.”Tony also had some choice words for Reds’ striker Christian Benteke who was ineffectual in a late cameo as Jurgen Klopp’s charges chased an equaliser.Listen to the entertaining call in full above.
HOLLYWOOD actress Sarah Jessica Parker has said that she’d love to move to Donegal permanently and learn how to knit – but she admits such a move is unlikely.The star, her husband Matthew Brodekrick, son James, 8, and two-year-old twins daughters Tabitha and Marion are regular visitors to their holiday home in Kilcar.“Ireland has always been a great getaway,” she said in an interview. “I would love to knit but I am not a good knitter, that’s why I need to learn. I’m decent but I’m not great and I don’t get to do it very much.“I don’t know if it is just a metaphor for doing something less insane. It’s not specific to knitting.“There’s a whole world out there and it’s an interesting, exciting world and I’m sure there’s a lot of satisfaction to be found so one day I will choose to do something different, something else if it’s the right thing for the family.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com SARAH JESSICA PARKER: ‘I’D LOVE TO SETTLE IN DONEGAL – AND LEARN TO KNIT!’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:actressdonegalkilcarsarah jessica parker
WHITTIER – In his 27-year career at the Whittier Police Department, Lt. Mike Roy has patrolled streets in a uniform, gone undercover to buy narcotics, and supervised teams of detectives. On July 20, he retired, and his co-workers said he left a void in the agency. “A guy like him, when he retires … it takes a while for someone to get the experience he had,” said Whittier Lt. Bill Webster. “Mike had tremendous investigative and patrol experience. You lose a lot when a guy like that leaves.” To help fill that void, the City Council has approved a recommendation that the Police Department rehire retired officers on a temporary basis. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“It’s to utilize the expertise and knowledge of those officers that have retired,” Mayor Cathy Warner said. “In any large business, you are constantly having a turnover, and it seems like you never get any position full … This way, we can utilize their expertise.” Whittier police Capt. Kenton Rainey said Roy and other recently retired officers now have the option of applying for Retired Peace Officer Employment. “When you have someone who spent 30 years at your agency, they not only know the agency, they know the community,” Rainey said. Roy worked as watch commander for the last seven years. He oversaw the entire agency during his shift, wrote reports to City Council, and watched over the city’s regional police beats, said Webster. He began his career at the department in 1979 as a patrol officer. In the mid-1980s, he became the first member of the department’s “Hype team.” There, he concentrated on arresting intravenous drug users because they were involved in much of the city’s property crimes, said Webster. His next promotion was to the Narcotics Bureau, where he used his experience on the “Hype team” working as an undercover narcotics detective. In 1990, he became a patrol sergeant, supervising a team of officers. Then he joined a multi- agency task force between the police department and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. There, he worked major narcotics investigations, said Webster. In 1995, he became a patrol Lieutenant, overseeing the entire agency as a watch commander and supervising a team of detectives. “A guy like Mike knows so many people in town, if something comes up, he had resources,” Webster said. “He knew who to go to and how to get things done.” Rainey said Roy and other recent retirees will bring back key expertise to the agency. “They would be doing the same thing they did before they retired,” he said. “It just depends on what the need is.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Terror threat levels were raised to some of their highest levels and hundreds of flights were canceled worldwide. Passengers stood in line for hours and airport trash bins bulged with everything from mouthwash and shaving cream to maple syrup and fine wine. Governors in at least three U.S. states – California, New York and Massachusetts – ordered National Guard troops to help provide security. “We want to make sure that there are no remaining threats out there, and we also want to take steps to prevent any would-be copycats who may be inspired to similar conduct,” said U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Experts said the nature of the plot could herald a new age of terrorism where attackers have access to explosives that are easy to carry and conceal. Emergency security measures quickly implemented on Thursday provided a stark vision of the possible future of air travel. Mothers tasted baby food in front of airport security guards to prove it contained no liquid explosives. Liquids and gels were banned from flights. Travelers repacked their luggage in airports, stowing all but the most necessary items in the hold. Although plots to blow up airliners using liquid explosives are not new – such an attempt was foiled more than a decade ago – the U.S. government has been slow to upgrade its security equipment at airport checkpoints to detect explosives on passengers. U.S. authorities did not say how long the security measures would last. “We are taking the step of preventing liquids from getting into the cabin to give us time to make adjustments,” Chertoff said. The raids in Britain on Thursday followed a monthslong investigation, but U.S. intelligence officials said authorities moved quickly after learning the plotters hoped to stage a practice run within two days, with the actual attack expected just days after that. The test run was designed to see whether the plotters would be able to smuggle the needed materials aboard the planes, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Targeted were United, American and Continental Airlines flights from Britain to major U.S. destinations, which counterterrorism officials said probably included New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. “This nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation,” President Bush declared. The plane bombings could have come just ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks carried out by al-Qaida. The terror group’s leader, Osama bin Laden, and his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, are believed hiding along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and have repeatedly issued tapes threatening new attacks. “In terms of scale, it was probably designed to be … a new Sept. 11,” said Jean-Charles Brisard, a French private investigator who works with lawyers of many Sept. 11 victims. “It involved the same tools, the same transportation tools and devices.” The close call also shifted attention once more to Britain’s Islamic community just over a year after the London transit attacks. Three Britons of Pakistani descent and a Jamaican convert to Islam carried out those deadly bombings with a peroxide-based explosive that trained operatives can make using ordinary ingredients such as hair bleach. In Pakistan, an intelligence official said the arrest of an Islamic militant near that border several weeks ago played a role in “unearthing the plot.” The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said some suspects arrested in Britain were linked to al-Qaida. However, authorities stopped short of accusing al-Qaida directly for the plot. A senior Pakistani government official, also speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the matter, said “two or three local people” suspected in the plot were arrested a few days ago in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi. French Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy said the group “appears to be of Pakistani origin,” but did not give a precise source for the information. Britain’s Home Office refused comment. A British police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation, said the suspects were “homegrown,” though it was not immediately clear if all were British citizens. He said authorities were working with Britain’s large South Asian community. Tariq Azim Khan, the Pakistani minister of state for information, said “these people were born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Some of them may have parents who were immigrants from Pakistan.” Raids were carried out at homes in London, the nearby town of High Wycombe and in Birmingham, in central England. Searches continued throughout the day, and police cordoned off streets in several locations. Police also combed a wooded area in High Wycombe. Hamza Ghafoor, 20, who lives across the street from one of the homes raided in Walthamstow, northeast of London, said police circled the block in vans Wednesday and that they generally swoop into the neighborhood to question “anyone with a beard.” “Ibrahim didn’t do nothing wrong,” Ghafoor said, referring to a suspect. “He played football. He goes to the mosque. He’s a nice guy.” The British government raised its threat assessment to its highest level – critical – which warns that a terrorist attack could be imminent. The U.S. government, following suit, raised its threat assessment to red alert, also its highest level, for commercial flights from Britain to the United States.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesA federal law enforcement official in Washington said that at least one martyrdom tape was found during ongoing raids across England on Thursday. Such a tape, as well as the scheme to strike a range of targets at roughly the same time, is an earmark of al-Qaida. British authorities arrested 24 people based partly on intelligence from Pakistan, where authorities detained up to three others several days earlier. More arrests were expected, the official said. The suspects were believed to be mainly British Muslims, at least some of Pakistani ancestry. A senior U.S. counterterrorism official said the suspects, whose ages ranged from 17 to the mid-30s, were looking to sneak at least some chemicals on the planes in sports drink bottles. Teams of at least two or three men were assigned to each flight, the schedules for which they had researched on the Internet, the official said. Two other U.S. officials said British, American and Pakistani investigators were trying to trace the steps of the suspects in Pakistan and were seeking to determine whether a couple of them attended terrorist training camps there. American investigators praised Britain for preventing a catastrophe. “If this plot had actually occurred, the world would have stood still,” Mark Mershon, assistant director of the FBI, told the AP in New York. LONDON – British police revealed chilling details Thursday of the terrorist plot they thwarted, describing the plan as on the scale of 9/11. If successfully carried out, the plot – possibly just days away – would have blown up U.S.-bound jetliners over the Atlantic and killed thousands. Accounts leaked by investigators described a plan that would use common electronic devices to detonate liquid explosives concealed in sports drink bottles to bring down as many as 10 planes in a nearly simultaneous strike. The bombs were to be assembled on the aircraft apparently with peroxide-based solution and everyday carry-on items such as a disposable camera or a music player, two American law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Britain asked that no information be released.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“You need to be flat, long and stretched out,” said trainer Julia Clukey, a current women’s singles record holder who set a new record just last Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. To test the eager young athletes’ memories, a red-shirted USA Luge coach pointed at the group and asked, “The most important thing is?” “Stopping,” a tall, blond girl answered, breaking the tension and releasing a flood of nervous giggles from her adolescent competitors. Robin Tyner’s 14-year-old daughter, Khoe, plays ballet, soccer and tennis but saw the luge training as an opportunity to expand her sports horizons. “She’s a little nervous,” Robin explained. “She’s a great snowboarder, though.” SAUGUS – “We need a helmet-cam,” one parent yelled, watching as a hopeful athlete lying on a narrow sled zoomed past him on Center Pointe Parkway. The young person headed downhill toward a barricade of hay bales was one of more than 40 local children between the ages of 11 and 14 being coached by members of Verizon-USA Luge Slider Search Team during tryouts Saturday. An additional flight of 30 have reserved spots for today’s clinic. The Slider Search is the primary means of recruitment for a program that, for some, has led to the Olympics. Promising athletes from the Santa Clarita area clinic will be invited to train at facilities in Lake Placid, N.Y., or Park City, Utah, as well as be considered for the 2007-2008 USA Luge development team. Before their first group of students were “launched,” several experienced luge athletes gave them a quick rundown of what to wear, how to sit, where to position themselves on the sled and how important aerodynamics are to their success – and survival. The first international luge race was held in 1883 in Switzerland; the sport was included in the Olympics in 1964. According to USA Luge, 10 is the perfect age to be introduced to the luge because it takes approximately 8-10 years to develop the skills necessary to be competitive at the international level. Clukey said the tryout team visits several cities throughout the summer; it was in Seattle last week and from Saugus will travel to Phoenix, Dallas and end up in Connecticut. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
RANKED shining MONEY BEST OF huge blow 2 ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Inside Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium on December 12. Tottenham fans are now likely to see Champions League football at their new stadium Latest Football Stories REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Last night, with impeccable timing, Tottenham Hotspur fans were treated to another glimpse of their stunning new stadium.‘Mr AV’ has been giving Spurs supporters incredible views of how the ground has progressed since the build first started and his latest will get them in a lather. REVEALED The full opening of Tottenham’s new stadium is yet to be announced but rumours suggest test events could be confirmed soon as the club target their match with Manchester United on January 15 as the first game.You can see Mr AV’s drone footage below…. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY From the video, you can see the finishing touches are being put into place at several points with walkways and cladding going in, and much more.Some may be concerned by the state of the east stand but it’s believed most of the work needed on the stadium here is purely cosmetic.Around 6,000 fans are set to see the progression first-hand on Sunday, December 16 as the club hold a familiarisation event to test the ticketing system and the operation of several bars and food outlets.It will also allow the group to set foot in the singe-tier south stand and admire the view of their new home from the inside. no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
2. Sean Dyche (Burnley) – Six years and 82 days1. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) – Six years and 99 days Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Mauricio Pochettino is one of the longest-serving managers in the league, unlike Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Jurgen Klopp is yet to win a trophy during his time at Liverpool 8 Ralph Hassenhuttl is turning things around at Saints Unai Emery is leading the post-Arsene Wenger era at Arsenal Javi Gracia has spent exactly a year in charge of Watford Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Nuno Espirito Santo is doing a fantastic job at Wolves 8. Neil Warnock (Cardiff) – Two years and 106 days7. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – Two years and 203 days6. Rafa Benitez (Newcastle) – Two years and 315 days 8 The days of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are over: Premier League managers don’t tend to stick around for too long anymore.Almost half of the current top-flight managers have been in charge of their club for less than a year and we’ve already seen four sackings this season. 8 Latest Football News REVEALED Getty huge blow 8 MONEY RANKED The modern trend is to twist rather than stick, with increasing pressure to deliver results and meet targets, which is why it’s surprising Watford boss Javi Gracia has officially lasted one year.However, loyalty can still be found in some quarters. Scroll down to discover the current longest-serving managers in the English top-flight. 12. Javi Gracia (Watford) – One year11. Claude Puel (Leicester) – One year and 87 days10. Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) – One year and 130 days9. Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves) – One year and 234 days Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 14. Unai Emery (Arsenal) – 242 days13. Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham) – 243 days 20. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield) – Six days19. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) – 32 days18. Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton) – 45 days BEST OF 17. Claudio Ranieri (Fulham) – 67 days16. Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea) – 190 days15. Marco Silva (Everton) – 234 days 8 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 8 no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 8 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images – Getty 5. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – Three years and 104 days4. Chris Hughton (Brighton) – Four years and 20 days3. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) – Four years and 238 days Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the vacant roles at Real Madrid and Man United Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 8 ADVICE Eddie Howe is the Premier League’s longest serving manager
6 February 2008A new South African company aims to break the domestic steel monopoly by using a locally developed, trademarked process to convert tailings from iron ore mining into high-quality iron ore units.The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has provided Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services (IMBS) with about R100-million to set up a commercial project in Nigel in Gauteng province to make iron ore using the trademarked Finesmelt process.The two companies said the Finesmelt process is able to produce high-quality iron ore units using low-grade superfine iron ore, which is generated as a by-product of iron ore mining.IDC mining and beneficiation strategic business unit head Abel Malinga told reporters in Cape Town on Tuesday that the project would begin in the first quarter of 2009 while a second project was planned to begin towards the end of the year.Malinga explained that the IDC’s support for IBMS in this groundbreaking venture was in keeping with the country’s industrial policy, and as such the IDC was also a 33% equity partner in the company.The nature of the South African steel market, he said, was keeping steel prices high and retarding the development of downstream steel-users, in particular the construction and mining industries.Malinga explained that the local market was widely seen as monopolistic, dominated as it is by a single steel company, ArcelorMittal. With the construction of new iron production plants, the prices of iron and steel would become more competitive and boost economic development in the country, he said.The cheaper, high-quality iron ore would offer alternative competitive pricing to downstream end-users in South Africa, the IDC said, and would add substantial value to locally sourced raw materials.Malinga said the Finesmelt beneficiation technology was attractive because it fitted perfectly with the IDC’s mandate to promote innovation in South African industry as well as entrepreneurial development.The first project, in Nigel, is expected to produce 48 000 tons of hot-briquetted iron and 24 000 tons of ferrochrome yearly. The larger-scale production plant in the Northern Cape will have a minimum capacity of 500 000 tons of iron units per year.The uniqueness of the Finesmelt process, which took four years to develop, is that it produces high-quality iron from low-grade superfine iron ore and non-coking coal, and does so in a manner described as environmentally friendly, said IMBS chief executive John Beachy Head.Apart from promoting black economic empowerment – the iron-producing projects will prove highly beneficial to smaller players in the market – the two IMBS projects are expected to create around 1 800 jobs.Eventually, said Malinga, a steel mill is envisaged to come on stream in eight years’ time – at a cost of R2.8-billion. The mill will produce three million tons of steel in a project that will be of strategic importance for the country.“With the growth of electric arc furnaces and the current high price of scrap [iron], supply of alternative iron units is critical if we are to grow a competitive steel industry in South Africa,” Beachy Head said.He said the Finesmelt process is able to deliver iron units at 33% below average costs, and intends becoming the largest producer of high-quality iron feedstock to the steel industry.Beach Head pointed out that there are millions of tons of the low-grade superfine iron ore by-product lying in disused heaps around the world, all of which could be turned into high-grade iron briquettes using the company’s technology.He added that creating the high-quality iron produced a lot of energy, and as such the company was looking at co-generation of electricity, which was in line with recent calls by the government for heavy industry to engage in co-generation.Source: BuaNews