McLaren to Return to Full-Time IndyCar Racing in 2020

first_imgMcLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on Arrow SPM’s current infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible for technical expertise, commercial experience and marketing. It will be a two-car team but switch next season to Chevrolet.“IndyCar has been part of McLaren since our early years of racing, and the series today provides not only a commercial platform to continue to grow our brand in North America, but competition with some of the best teams in international motorsport,” said Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. “We come to IndyCar in full respect of the sport, our competitors, the fans and the task ahead.“At our core, we at McLaren are racers and where there’s competition that puts us to the test, we will race.”The team currently fields cars for James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson, but Hinchcliffe is a longtime Honda ambassador and star of ads for the automaker in North America. All seven of Schmidt’s IndyCar victories were powered by Honda, which also helped the team win two Indianapolis 500 poles.Honda Performance Development said in a statement Friday “although we regret that this partnership will be coming to an end … HPD has the utmost confidence in the strength and commitment of its remaining partner teams.”Arrow Electronics will remain the team’s title partner and team co-founders Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson will continue in their current leadership roles.“I’m extremely proud of the team that Ric and I have built and that a legendary brand like McLaren Racing has decided to partner with us,” Schmidt said. “Arrow is a tremendous partner which has been integral to our growth as a team since 2015 and to the creation of this new partnership. The combined technical resources and commercial opportunities both McLaren and Arrow bring to the table provide a winning combination.”Gil de Ferran, the sporting director for McLaren Racing, will lead the IndyCar effort for McLaren independently from the Formula One effort.“IndyCar is a natural fit for McLaren, given our legacy and determination to succeed at the top levels of international motorsport,” said de Ferran, a former Indy 500 winner. “Our ambition, over time, is to consistently compete for wins and championships.“We acknowledge the challenge ahead of us but McLaren is committed to this partnership and to supporting the team as a whole.”FILE – In this May 17, 2017, file photo, Gil de Ferran, left, talks with Fernando Alonso, of Spain, during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Gil de Ferran, the sporting director for McLaren Racing, will lead the IndyCar effort for McLaren independently from the Formula One effort. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)McLaren is coming off a spectacular embarrassment in which it failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in May with celebrated two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso.Alonso does not appear to be interested in a full-time IndyCar ride in 2020, but Brown has indicated the new team will field a third car for the Indianapolis 500. Alonso would likely have an option to drive that entry.By: Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro set to launch in India today: Here’s all we know about Xiaomi phones

first_imgXiaomi is set to launch the Redmi 6 series phones in India today. The series consists of three phones, including the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro. All the three phones have already been launched in China previously, so we more or less know the specs of the handsets. However, going by the teasers looks like the Indian models of the phones will be slightly different from the China variants. In India, all the three Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A in China packs a MediaTek processor, while the Redmi 6 Pro is powered by Snapdragon processor. Today’s launch event will be livestreamed at 12:30 on the company’s official website.There’s no official word about the price of the phones. But, we expect the Redmi 6A to be the cheapest of the lot and cost under Rs 7,000, followed the Redmi 6, which is expected to be priced below Rs 10,000. And lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro will be the most expensive of the lot and will cost somewhere around Rs 12,000. Take the prices with a pinch of salt because Xiaomi is yet to reveal the official prices of the phones.Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has confirmed that two of the three phones will be sold exclusively on Amazon. One will be the Redmi 6 Pro and the second one could be either of the Redmi 6/ Redmi 6A. We assume the third model will be exclusive to Flipkart. Of course, all the three Redmi phones will also be available on Xiaomi’s official website — mi.com and also on company’s own offline store Mi Home.advertisementXiaomi has been teasing all the three Redmi phones for quite a while now. The company has confirmed that all the three Redmi 6 series of phones will come with dual VoLTE support. This means that you will be able to use two 4G networks at the same time on the phones. The company has also announced that all the three Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro will be fast enough to multi-task, run smoothly throughout the entire day, capture good and detailed pictures and has face unlock support.Redmi 6The Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch display with HD+ with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and aspect ratio of 18:9. It has horizontally aligned AI-powered dual camera setup on the back where the primary sensor is of 12-megapixel and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. On the front, the phone carries a 5-megapixel sensor. Under the hood, the Redmi 6 is powered by a 12nm-based MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2GHz. In China, the Redmi 6 was launched in two variants — one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the second one with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the software front, the smartphone runs the latest MIUI 10-based on Android Oreo. Redmi 6 comes with support for Xiao Ai assistant. The Redmi 6 comes with other features like — Face unlock support, smart object recognition, among others.Redmi 6AThe Redmi 6A — which is the successor to the Redmi 5A — sports a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone also packs a12-megapixel camera on the rear panel, while on the front the phone includes a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone runs the latest MIUI 10-based on Android Oreo. Under the hood, the Redmi 6A comes with a 12nm-based MediaTek Helio A22 processor and has a 3000mAh battery. In China, the Redmi 6A was launched in only one variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.Redmi 6 ProThis is the phone with iPhone X like notch. The phone is all-metal and comes with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone comes with dual cameras on the rear panel consisting of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. On the front, the Redmi 6 Pro carries a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. It comes with a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 software.last_img read more

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Pakistan vs England: Imam-ul-Haq escapes serious injury after being hit by a Mark Wood ball

first_imgPakistan’s World Cup-bound batsman Imam-ul-Haq on Friday suffered a nasty looking elbow injury during the 4th ODI against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Imam was taken to hospital after the left-handed batsman was struck on elbow off Mark Wood’s short delivery.The incident happened during the 4th over of the series-deciding match when Imam-ul-Haq attempted to pull Mark Woods’s 89 mph delivery but missed it to get a blow on his left elbow.Imam grimaced in pain and immedialtey fell to the ground after the accident and was treated for some minutes by physios. The batsman was then adviced to retire hurt from the game and was taken to hospital for X-rays.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) later updated on Imam’s injury and said that the 23-year-old was safe from any fractures.Imam injury updateImam ul Haq taken to hospital for Xray. All xrays are clear. Swelling on his left arm only.#ENGvPAKPakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 17, 2019Imam, the nephew of Pakistan great and selection chief Inzamam-ul-Haq, had smashed his career-best 151 in the third ODI at Bristol which his side end up losing to England on Tuesday.England are leading the 5-match ODI series 2-0 against Pakistan.Also Read | India sleeping giants of women’s cricket, says Australia coachAlso Read | Irfan Pathan only Indian to enrol for 2019 Carribean Premier League players draftAlso Seelast_img read more

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Jersey Girls one step closer to George Tooke Touch trophy

first_imgThe major and minor semi-finals of the inaugural George Tooke Shield Women’s Touch Football Competition were held last Saturday at Binalong.In the minor semi-final the Bungendore Tigerettes took on the Harden Hawkettes. The first half saw the Tigerettes jump to an early lead with touchdowns to Megan Brown, Cassie Fisher and Kody-Leigh Hirst. The Hawkettes were able to strike back with a touchdown to Kate Menz to reduce the margin to two with Bungendore taking a 3-1 lead into halftime. The second half saw both teams come out firing with quick touchdowns to Tigerettes’ player Georgia Buckley and Hawkettes’ Emma Manwaring. With the game in the balance it was Hawkettes speedster and a player of the future, Emma James who was able to cross for two quick touchdowns to bring the Hawkettes level. In a thrilling last 10 minutes, the Tigerettes were able to take the lead with a touchdown to Courtney Doyle. This was short lived with the Hawkettes striking back with a touchdown to Clare Smith. The game looked like it would go down to a drop off but with only minutes remaining, the Hawkettes were able to get over the score line with Shauny McEvoy scoring a touchdown to see the Hawkettes win 6-5 and progress through to the preliminary final. With this result, the Bungendore Tigerettes, who have played well under the guidance of Matt Pateman, are eliminated from the finals. In the major semi-final the Binalong Jersey Girls took on the Yass Girlpies. The first half started very similar to the previous game with the Jersey Girls jumping out to an early lead with touchdowns to Lisa Smith, Jess Howard and Madaline Brayshaw. The Girlpies were able to get on the scorecard with a late touchdown to Casey Edwards which would see the Jersey Girls take a 3-1 lead into half-time. The second half saw the Jersey Girls turn up the intensity and it wasn’t long before they had jumped away to a convincing lead with a touchdown to Rachel Fisher and two touchdowns to Bronwyn Pollack. The Girlpies were able to withstand pressure from numerous attacks from the Jersey Girls, but unfortunately it was too much with Madaline Brayshaw and Lisa Smith both scoring their second touchdowns. The Girlpies would not give up though and persistence paid off with a touchdown to Sartu Beck and Casey Edwards scoring her second touchdown. It would not be Yass’s day with Bronwyn Pollack crossing the score line late to notch up her third touchdown for the afternoon and sealing a 9-3 victory for the Jersey Girls.Speaking with Madaline Brayshaw after the match she mentioned it was all a bit emotional.“I would never have thought at the beginning of the season that we would be in the GF at the end of the competition. It is great for the girls and the town of Binalong itself.”With these results, Binalong will progress to the grand final and will wait to verse the winner of Yass Girlpies and Harden Hawkettes who will play in the preliminary final on Saturday in Harden at 2:00pm.Related LinksGeorge Tooke Finalslast_img read more

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9 months agoWATCH: Careful Sarri! Higuain cleans out Gattuso in AC Milan training

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Careful Sarri! Higuain cleans out Gattuso in AC Milan trainingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea’s coaching staff better be careful if Gonzalo Higuain arrives from AC Milan.Milan training from yesterday shows Higuain taking out coach Gennaro Gattuso much to the delight of his team-mates preparing for the Italian Super Cup against Juventus.The famously volatile manager fortunately saw the funny side too as Higuain, who is looking to push through a move to Chelsea, slid in during a Rondo drill.Gattuso has admitted he expects Higuain to eventually leave for Chelsea this month.Incase you want a longer version. that var gesture from higuain tho. also noticed someone nutmeg on gattuso at the end lololol so funny. famiglia pic.twitter.com/XYSgXwnX0O— —uncommon (@toological424) January 14, 2019 last_img read more

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Video: Iowa WR Tevaun Smith Breaks Odell Beckham’s World Record With 41 One-Handed Catches In A Minute

first_imgClose-up view of Iowa footballs.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Your Guinness world record didn’t last very long, Odell Beckham. The New York Giants’ wide receiver set a world record on Thursday, catching 33 of New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees’ passes in a minute with one hand on ESPN’s Super Bowl set in Scottsdale, Ariz. Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith one-upped the NFL star on Friday, snagging 41 passes using only one hand. .@TevaunSmith goes for @OBJ_3‘s one-handed catch world record and snags 41 in a minute! #GoHawks #Swarm2015 http://t.co/BnLBmRNutP— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) January 30, 2015Smith had two less catches in that one-minute video than he did during the entire 2014 season, during which he caught 43 passes for 596 yards and three touchdowns.last_img read more

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Justices of the Peace Challenged to Help Fight Crime

first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to assist the Government and the security forces in fighting crime. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to assist the Government and the security forces in fighting crime.Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Portland Chapter of the Lay Magistrates’ Association, which was held on January 26 in Buff Bay, the Minister said JPs are appointed community leaders with an upper hand to help control crime.“We want to organise the JPs in every parish properly, because they must play a more active role in the lives of Jamaicans. Jamaica needs leaders, as there is a vacuum of leadership at all levels,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck argued that many persons who should take on leadership roles have yielded, remained silent and retreated to their homes, resulting in “the corrupt, criminals, gangsters and indisciplined (seeking) to take over”.“This is where I want to call on all the justices of the peace to offer the leadership that Jamaica requires in every square metre across Jamaica,” the Minister said.He argued that although Jamaicans look to members of the Government to provide leadership at the highest level and to intervene in criminal matters, they need the support of appointed leaders, such as justices of the peace, who often live directly in the communities with persons who are involved in criminal activities.“We cannot do it alone. All of us who want to see a better Jamaica must stop complaining about what others are doing and… step forward and make a difference. All of us in our own small way can make an impact, not only on our community but Jamaica. Justices of the peace, we have to start with ourselves, to clean up our act, and to make ourselves the leaders of (the) morality… decency… (and) discipline that Jamaica requires right now,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck said many JPs have remained silent and have not reported issues that need to be addressed in their communities.“The only thing for evil to prosper is if good men remain silent. It is for you to stand up as the good people and let those who want to destroy Jamaica know that they cannot achieve it, because individually and collectively you will fight back and expose them,” he said. “We want to organise the JPs in every parish properly, because they must play a more active role in the lives of Jamaicans. Jamaica needs leaders, as there is a vacuum of leadership at all levels,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Mr. Chuck argued that many persons who should take on leadership roles have yielded, remained silent and retreated to their homes, resulting in “the corrupt, criminals, gangsters and indisciplined (seeking) to take over”.last_img read more

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RCMP say luring confrontation at restaurant a case of mistaken identity

first_imgLLOYDMINSTER, Alta. – Police have charged a man who they allege confronted another man with a video camera and accused him of trying to meet up with a young boy in what is being called a case of mistaken identity.RCMP allege the suspect approached a man last weekend outside a restaurant in Lloydminster, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.When the suspect with the camera accused the other man of being there to meet a child, police say the second man got into his car and drove away.Police say a vehicle followed him, blocked him in, and the man with the camera demanded he get out.Police say the man being videotaped feared for his safety and hit a parked car while trying to flee.Sgt. Jack Poitras said the man who was confronted wasn’t even the person the man with the camera was looking for.Poitras said that while police understand the public wants to help stop child-luring, it’s always better to get the law involved.He noted the evidence that people collect on their own is useless in court.It’s not the first time that citizens who try to gather such evidence have had a run in with the law recently.Two men in B-C were charged with assault earlier this year in an alleged altercation involving a man accused to having been involved in child luring.The person charged in the Lloydminster case, Chase Brian Karnes, 22, from Marsden, Saskatchewan faces counts of common nuisance, criminal harassment and mischief.He will appear in provincial court in Lloydminster on Aug. 28.last_img read more

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GLSEN Respect Awards To Honor Harvey Weinstein

first_imgThe GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel this week.The GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles is an annual gala to recognize the exceptional efforts of individual and corporate leaders who have made a significant difference to ensure schools are safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies.Five awards will be presented onstage in order of presentation to: Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Chairman’s Award); Adam Fitzgerald and Blake Drummond (Special Recognition); Simon Halls and Matt Bomer (Inspiration Award); Luis Veloz (Student Advocate of the Year); and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Lifetime Achievement Award). A complete list of bios can be found at: www.glsen.org.Guests include: Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory); Oscar Award winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help); Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams (The Master); Tony Award winning actress Ellen Barkin (The New Normal); Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Possession); filmmaker Brett Ratner (Tower Heist); Tim DeKay (White Collar); Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar); Willie Garson (White Collar); Jonathan Del Arco (Major Crimes); Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof); Brittany Ishibashi (Political Animals); Greg Rikaart (The Young and the Restless); Clementine Ford (The Young and the Restless); Rami Malek (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2); and GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. More names to be announced.WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2012 5:15pm Media Check-in6:00pm Arrivals & Cocktail Reception7:30pm Awards CeremonyWHERE: Beverly Hills Hotel: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.last_img read more

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Toronto woman warns others about photos surfacing on anonymous imagesharing site

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Anon-IB, which boasts the tag line “Best Anonymous Image Board,” has sections for various countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and pages specific to cities and even universities. (DREAMSTIME) Advertisement In the past month, Roxanne messaged more than two dozen Ontario women on Facebook to warn them that their photos had surfaced on the image-sharing site Anon-IB.It’s something the Toronto resident has been doing on and off since she learned four years ago that her own photos had cropped up on the site — a place where users gather to share images, many of which are sexually explicit.“Part of me felt like a little bit of a creep doing this,” said Roxanne, who didn’t want her full name published out of concern her experience would affect her career in social work. “But … if I can track them down this easily, somebody with a worse motive can too.” The Canada forum on Anon-IB is currently 15 pages long, with threads for women at various universities and more than 30 Ontario communities.The website has rules prohibiting the posting of images of minors and a ban on the posting of “personal details like addresses, telephone numbers, social networks links, or last names.” But some users work around the rules by posting messages like, “(first name) L anyone? Surname rhymes with mammoth.”The photos of Roxanne that appeared on the site in 2013 were taken in 2011, she said. She had sent two photographs — taken in a crop top and underwear — to someone who befriended her on Facebook.Roxanne thought the person was a woman named Mary, who described herself as a queer feminist, a survivor of sexual violence and a women’s studies student. But when she began badgering Roxanne for explicit photos, Roxanne said she grew suspicious. After an internet search revealed that Mary’s profile photo appeared to be that of a pornography performer, Roxanne blocked the person.Nearly two years later, Roxanne said the photographs she sent to that person appeared in the Ontario sub-forum on Anon-IB, where users were specifically requesting “wins” — slang for nude photos — of her.Roxanne said she found out about the images only after an acquaintance pointed them out. The photos had been up for two days by that point, she said.“I (was) in shock,” she said. “Then terror and a sense of dread set in.”Roxanne tried to get her photos taken down by filling out a form on the website, but said her request was ignored.Under the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, it’s a crime to post or distribute an “intimate image” of another person without their consent.Roxanne decided to go to York regional police in Newmarket, Ont., a month after learning of her photos on Anon-IB.She knew it was unlikely they could get the images removed but she wanted to have a police record in case the matter escalated. She also wanted police to look into what she said were images of underage girls on the website.“The (officer) just looked bewildered,” she said.York regional police said they are aware of Roxanne’s case, that her file is still under investigation and no charges have been laid.Other police forces have also received the occasional complaint related to the website — RCMP in Antigonish, N.S., said they’ve been conducting an investigation related to Anon-IB since April, and police in Peterborough, Ont., said they became aware of the site after one complaint in the last two years. In both cases, no charges have been laid. Hamilton police said they had one investigation that involved the website but not a direct complaint against it.Ontario provincial police, Toronto police and Ottawa police said they have not received complaints about Anon-IB. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Roxanne, 24, typically finds the women she warns by searching on Facebook for their first names, the first letter of their last name and the community they’re believed to live in — all information that accompanies the photos posted on Anon-IB, which boasts the tag line “Best Anonymous Image Board.”The site — which did not respond to a request for an interview — has sections for various countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and pages specific to cities and even universities. The level of detail can allow users to come across images of people they may actually know. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto lawyer Gil Zvulony said Roxanne’s photographs would not be considered “intimate” under the Criminal Code because they do not appear to depict any explicit sexual activity or nudity. He said women who find themselves on Anon-IB should still go to the police but noted that it’s unlikely charges would be laid if those who post the images remain anonymous on the website.Roxanne’s photos stayed on the site for about a year, she said, until it went offline briefly in 2014. When the site came back online, her images were gone.After her experience, Roxanne continued to think about what happened to her.“My coping mechanism was to go back on the website, find as many girls as I could, tip them off and go to bed,” she said.Katelyn, 23, was one of the women Roxanne messaged. She said she was 16 and 17 in most of the photos that she learned were on the site in August 2013.Katelyn said she has no idea who took photos from her Facebook and Plenty of Fish dating profile and edited them to make her shirts appear see-through, which was possible because she was wearing light-coloured tops without a bra, she said.After learning about her images, she asked the site to take them down. The photos were removed within 24 hours, she said, which is why she didn’t go to police.“I’m grateful that Roxanne reached out to me,” she said. “It’s important for women to keep mobilizing and looking out for one another.”last_img read more

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