McLaren boss blocking Honda deal with Red Bull, says Ecclestone

first_imgAustin, Texas – Honda is willing to supply Red Bull with engines next season but McLaren boss Ron Dennis is blocking any deal, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.“At the moment it would appear that Honda are happy to give them an engine and Mr. Dennis thinks they shouldn’t,” the 84-year-old told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ecclestone said Honda agreed years ago with the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) and himself that it would be willing to supply two teams in its second year back in Formula One and three in the third.The Japanese manufacturer sold its works team and pulled out at the end of 2008, but returned this year as engine supplier to McLaren.“They somehow . . . made a commitment to Ron that he had a veto and he doesn’t want Red Bull,” said Ecclestone. “Ron has said definitely not, as far as he’s concerned. I don’t know whether his veto will stand up legally.” KEYWORDScenter_img Honda, Formula One IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Data Suggests Opioid-related Overdose Deaths in Alaska Down

first_imgMeanwhile, UnitedHealthcare on Thursday announced steps it is taking surrounding its dental plans to address opioid concerns. According to the state, the total cost associated with its response to opioid abuse was $210.9 million in fiscal years 2017 and 2018. That includes federal funds, substance abuse treatment and recovery and prevention grants and treatment costs within the Department of Corrections. The state’s presentation to lawmakers indicated that 80 percent of those in Corrections custody have substance abuse issues. “Something’s working,” Jones said, adding later: “It is exciting news to see this trend.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Preliminary numbers released by the state indicate the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska fell between 2017 and 2018. The preliminary data showed there were 100 opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska in 2017 and 58 last year. Jones said looking broadly at more than one substance is important as the state responds, noting Alaska has issues with other substances. Alcohol remains the state’s biggest problem, “by far,” he said. Some of the grant funding was specific to opioids but it mostly addressed substance use disorders generally, according to a state report. The state has passed a law addressing opioid prescriptions; sued opioid manufacturers, including the company that makes the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin; and taken steps on prevention, treatment and enforcement. But Jones said there is more work to do. For example, the company said first-time opioid prescriptions written by dental health professionals for those 19 and younger will be capped at three days. Policy holders with dependents between 16 and 22 years old will get information about the risks associated with opioids. “The whole thing is that these issues are not helping us create healthy, safe communities that can thrive and prosper off of opportunity because it just takes opportunity away from them,” Michael Duxbury, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said after the meeting. Andy Jones, director of the state Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, told a Senate committee Thursday that this suggests steps being taken to address opioid abuse are working. In 2017, then-Gov. Bill Walker declared opioid abuse a public health disaster, and the Legislature approved a standing medical order for a naloxone distribution program through June 2021. Naloxone can help prevent overdose.last_img read more

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Qualcare sponsors KC’s track team

first_img NUTRITION IMPORTANT “We see where nutrition has to play an important role overall in an athlete’s life. In whatever sport they do, you have to make sure that your nutrition is up,” said Wright. Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College (KC), expressed his delight after Qualcare, through its nutrition shake Intrust, made a presentation of products to the school’s track-and-field programme recently. Danielle Wright, consumer manager of Qualcare, handed over her company’s products to Myrie during a press briefing at the school’s North Street compound. Wright, whose company also sponsored KC’s Manning Cup team last season, said that the sponsorship will run until the end of the season and as her company was very delighted to be associated with the institution once again. “We chose Kingston College again because they have been doing very well and we want to continue to help them to do well,” she said. “We have also made donations to other schools including like Holy Trinity, Manchester High and Jamaica College and so we continue to support nutrition overall for our student athletes because at the end of the day want them to perform effectively,” Wright added. Myrie said the sponsorship will help to ease the financial burden on his institution. “This is a very positive thing because training requires quite a lot of energy and a lot of effort and if the guys are training then they need to be getting proper nutritional input as well,” said Myrie. “This sponsorship from Qualcare is very important because Intrust carries a lot of nutrients and vitamins as well as an energy booster and so I am very pleased that Qualcare has come on board to support our boys.”last_img read more

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IndyCar Q and A: Scott Dixon

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-19:627d4b07871fad29e3fc4689 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-276028-4161341168001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Scott Dixon didn’t get the start to the season he wanted — a 15th-place finish March 29 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — but the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion is focused on getting back in form this weekend at the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Olson caught up with Dixon:Q: The Instagram photo of you and your daughters with the racecar has been called the cutest thing about the St. Pete weekend. Do you enjoy having them at the track? Does it help ease the intensity of the task at hand?A: It’s nice in the fact that you can have separation. Your concentration when you’re at the track and racing is intense. It’s nice to have some disconnect. After a long day you can go to dinner and hang out with the kids and talk to them about something that’s totally different. You’re not constantly racking your mind on this stuff, especially when you’re having a bad weekend. It’s nice to have that break. I love it, man. It’s cool to see them before I get in the car and when I get out of it. They loving coming to the races. There are so many other kids there now that they get to see, and at St. Pete they get to catch up with Oliver and Sebastian, Dan (Wheldon) and Susie’s kids. I love it.center_img Q: It wasn’t the outcome you expected, but were you encouraged by (Chip Ganassi Racing) teammate Tony Kanaan’s third-place finish?A: Yeah. We’d done zero street-course tire testing, so I don’t think we hit the ground running as we would expect. I made a few mistakes in qualifying that threw us out of the Fast Six. We knew we weren’t as good as Penske, but we were there as the next best thing. Tony did a hell of a job to salvage a podium and get a good weekend out of it. For me, St. Pete can typically be one of my weaker events. In the past it’s been quite dreadful at points, so we’re excited to get to NOLA, Long Beach, Barber and the Indy road course before we get to the hectic 500.MILESTONE WATCH: Scott Dixon vs. Tony KanaanQ: Are you concerned about the debris issue? Is there something that can be done to address it?A: The problem right now is that there’s more stuff to break off, especially on the Honda. I’m not surprised — with it being the first race — that it went down that way. Typically that can be quite a physical race. I think we saw more of it because there are more wings to break. But as drivers go through the year and go to different races, that will definitely change. The last thing you want to do is wreck your car and go to the back of the field because you had to change a wing. I think it will evolve. Obviously some of the courses we go to aren’t as prone to damage, so those instances won’t be as dramatic or have the same consequences as St. Pete. I was kind of expecting it to go that way, but people will make adjustments to take some of it away, at least.HONDA: Reinforcing aero kits after debris issuesCHEVY: Aero kit front wing will get workThree-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon greets fans in Lexington, Ohio, last August. (AP)Three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon greets fans in Lexington, Ohio, last August. (AP)Q: With the added downforce, is tire degradation the issue that some people thought it would be?A: Tire deg is slightly less, but only a small amount, due to the fact that the downforce looks after the tires a little bit more. In St. Pete we didn’t see much difference. Maybe at Barber and some of the road courses we might see more of it, but I think it will be quite similar to last year in the way the tires fall off during the course of a run.Q&A: Simona de SilvestroQ: You’ve known Juan Pablo Montoya for a long time, but what’s it like to have have him back in the series and winning races?A: It’s great, obviously. He’s a big name, but he’s also a hell of a competitor. He’s great for the sport in many ways. For him to come back and win races, that’s the name of the game. That’s what keeps him rolling, and that’s why Penske employs him. It was good to see him win in St. Pete. He drove a hell of a race. It was going to be tough to beat any of the Penske guys, but it was good to see Montoya back on top.last_img read more

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College softball: BPCC hits 40-win mark after splitting DH with Baton Rouge CC

first_imgHailey Pence and Ally Klein also had two hits each. Stacey Landry had a double. Bossier Parish Community College split a non-conference doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College on Monday in Baton Rouge. The Lady Cavs raised their record to 40-16 with the Game 2 victory. Former Benton star Abi Cole had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI. Emily Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Rebecca Shepherd went 2-for-4 with a double. Game 2 went into extra innings tied at 1. BPCC scored three in the top of the ninth, but BRCC put four across in the bottom of the inning to win. Jenna James scattered eight hits and struck out nine.center_img Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Six Lady Cavs had multiple hits as BPCC pounded out 16 hits in Game 1. Hailey Ebey went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. The Lady Cavs got just three hits, all singles. The Cavs lost to the first game 5-4 in nine innings and won the second 12-7.last_img read more

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As they look to shun the organisers for the fourth seed ranking

first_imgTennis BY JOHN PANGKATANA Abigail Tere Apisah has been nothing short of ruthless. The woman from Morobe and Central provinces has been dispatching all her rivals at the Apia Park tennis court in the singles in merciless fashion. And our PNG flag bearer has every reason to be in a boisterous mood after the organizers put Team PNG as the fourth seed, this is despite them dominating in 2015 by winning the women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s team event.” “I can’t believe we are seeded fourth. They put New Caledonia and Samoa as the top seeded teams. “This has also played into our hands to want to prove a point without any pressure on us. “The positive thing is that we are a tight group, and it’s just great that we have maintained our ladies team from 2015. “In fact it has made us mentally stronger over the past week to prove a point.” Abigail said. Abigail said as far as the level of competition goes, she said the depth of stronger players has improved from all countries. “Olsem na mi no nap isi long ol (which is why I can’t afford to be easy on them).” So far they have knocked off the women’s team event with the gold medal and are in poll position to tick off the women’s doubles, mixed doubles and blue ribbon women’s singles. Team manager Barbra Stubbings said whilst all the players at the top level are all good friends as part of the Oceania team…this is not the time to be mates. “Abigail can’t afford to give her opponents a chance, as they are just waiting to pounce on her if she drops her guard. “As per the seedings we are not the most popular country, so we have to give it to them to maintain our (PNG) and Abigail’s status quo as the top ladies player in the region.” Stubbings said that Abigail is the number one ranked player in the Oceania region and her niece Violet Apisah would have to be a close second. “This has all the countries on the edge to deny us, but I am confident our girls have a level head on their shoulders to do the job.” With the way the draw has been made, both Abigail and Violet may meet in the gold medal play-off. She said in the ladies doubles, Abigail and Violet are on track, as are Abigail and her son Mathew Stubbings in the mixed doubles. As of Wednesday night, Mathew was the only PNG player left in the men’s singles race.last_img read more

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Rayudu hundred puts CSK on brink of playoffs

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Chennai Super Kings all but joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in the play-offs with a dominant win over the leaders of the league on Sunday evening. The job was finished for them a few hours later by Rajasthan Royals; their win against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede confirmed a top-four finish for CSK.Sunrisers arrived in Pune with a perfect record batting first, having successfully defended118, 132, 146 and 151. Asked to bat first, they put on their highest total of the tournament, but ran into Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, arguably the best opening combination this IPL.Watson began the aggression but Rayudu wasn’t too far behind. Rayudu capped a remarkable turnaround of a season with his maiden T20 hundred, and Watson fell for 57 off 35. The real damage, arguably, was done by Super Kings bowlers: a returning-from-injury Deepak Chahar at the start of the match to force a slow start on Sunrisers, and then Dwayne Bravo at the end of the innings to convert what looked like a chase of 200 into 180.You know the basic principles of swing, the techniques, the release, the wrist position, but the phenomenon of swing bowling sometimes surprises you by disappearing suddenly.When the ball does swing, though, it becomes difficult to take it from upwards of eight runs an over. Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan tried, followed by Kane Williamson, but they all struggled against the swing of Chahar. MS Dhoni cleverly gave him a change of ends to sync his outswing with the wind in Pune after giving him the customary first over. Bowling the fourth over, Chahal got rid of Hales, while Dhawan and Williamson were forced to be watchful as Chahar finished inside eight overs with figures of 4-0-16-1.Sunrisers’ 29 for 1 at the end of six was the second-lowest Powerplay this season for the loss of just one wicket. The lowest was Super Kings’ 27 against the same opposition in their first match against each other. Super Kings went slow till the ninth over – much like Sunrisers here. Super Kings were 41 after nine, Sunrisers 51 after nine.last_img read more

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2015 MLS kit tracker

first_img 2015 MLS kit tracker Someone put together an impressive data set logging which MLS jersey (or “kit” if you prefer) was worn in each game and the statistics derived. Winner: Portland’s throwback third, which seems to have become their primary anyway. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sGXpj5Xu3-6vIQeGP48bxRGXutQRq9wZpiXh8oLkHzg 0 6,949 0 Go To Topic Listing Sign in to follow this   Posted October 26, 2015 22,644 By Digby, October 26, 2015 in Sports Logo News Posted October 26, 2015 Share this post Digby 22,644 Digby Share this post Sports Logos 53,285 posts Link to post Share on other sites Followers 0 Sports Logo News ^ I believe when the catalog leaks came out which showed which kits each team would be getting next season, it showed Portland retaining this season’s home kit and getting a new road kit, with the spot for a third kit left blank. If they were to keep the third kit around for another year, I would have expected it to have been shown in the catalog. Followers 0 6,949 SportsLogos.Net Link to post 4,873 posts As a Timbers fan, I’m gonna be awfully sad to see those beautiful third kits go at the conclusion of this season. Hopefully they continue to wear them in the playoffs, and that is what I expect them to do for atleast the home match this Thursday. Jonah Henderson Forums Home 5,935 posts Sports Logo News upperV03 upperV03 Recommended Posts Members upperV03 SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this  center_img Gothamite Location:Salem, OR Posted October 26, 2015 Is it confirmed they’re dropping those? Would be a shame. Members All Activity Share on other sites Forums Home Members 0 Link to post Share on other sites All Activity 6,949 Share this post Members 6,949 5,270 Jonah Henderson 6,949 5,270 Location:Salem, OR Posted October 27, 2015 Link to post five boroughs, one City. 2015 MLS kit tracker 22,644 upperV03 Gothamite Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logos This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 5,935 posts 5,270 6,949 2015 MLS kit trackerlast_img read more

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Newspaper frustrated at Wolves transfer – Feel player was ‘undervalued’, should…

first_imgUnceremoniously yanked from training during pre season and returned to Italy in order to complete a move to Wolverhampton, Patrick Cutrone didn’t seem best pleased about his situation. At Milan since he was a kid, the striker’s departure hasn’t exactly been well received in Italy, especially when they see who he will be replaced with.While not official yet, his move to Molineux should be done soon for a fee of €18m + €4m, while the Serie A side will welcome Rafael Leao from Lille for over €30m.Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday are a bit perplexed by this swap, especially at the amount Cutrone was allowed to leave for.Embed from Getty ImagesThey feel the Italy international was worth at least €25m, especially when you look at what he has achieved compared to his replacement.Perhaps more versatile, Leao only has six months of regular professional football under his belt, and while he did well, there’s a feeling he remains more unproven than Cutrone.All in all, they see this as a poor piece of business for Milan, meaning a great one for Wolves, and it will now be up to the players to prove everyone wrong.After all, if Cutrone struggles in England and Leao sets Serie A alight in the coming months, the mood will change very quickly indeed.last_img read more

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Tipperary crowned Munster minor hurling champions

first_imgTipperary have been crowned Munster minor hurling champions.The Premier controlled the majority of play in the first half with forwards Sean Hayes and James Devaney shining through.The half time scoreline left Tipp ahead by 5 points – 12 points to 7. Tipp went 8 points clear by the end of the third quarter in Thurles, but Limerick notched up the following 2 points to begin closing the gap.The Premier pushed on, however, and a goal from sub Mickey O’Shea from Mullinahone sealed the Treatymens fate.A goal from Limerick’s Cathal O’ Neill in added time was just too little too late and it finished Tipperary 1-20 Limerick 1-12.TippFM Analyst James Woodlock was impressed by their efforts today… Photo: Tipp FM/Stephen Gleesonlast_img read more

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