Mercedes blames computer bug for Hamilton glitch

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The confusing incident occurred after a virtual safety car was deployed as marshals removed Romain Grosjean’s stricken Haas car from the track.When the VSC is used, cars stay on track but slow down to a required non-race pace. There then is a short distance between the designated line of the safety car and the entrance to the pit lane when cars can briefly speed up as they prepare to pit, which is what Vettel did.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTiming proved crucial as Mercedes misjudged the gap to Vettel, enabling the Ferrari driver to pull ahead and win the race. Hamilton finished second.Trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin explained on the Mercedes website how the team misjudged the time gap — known as a delta lap — between Hamilton staying on track at a slower VRC speed and Vettel pitting. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Alvarez-Triple G fight in jeopardy on drug complaint View comments MOST READ “The issue isn’t actually with the race strategy software that we use. It was an offline tool that we create these delta lap times with, and we found a bug in that tool that meant that it gave us the wrong number,” Shovlin said. “Now the number that we were calculating was around 15 seconds, and in reality the number was slightly short of 13 seconds, so that was what created our delta. That is why we thought we were safe. We thought we had a bit of margin.”Vettel came out just ahead of a confused Hamilton, who got on the radio to ask his team what just happened.“Why did you not tell me Vettel was in the pits?” Hamilton asked.“We thought we were safe, but there’s obviously something wrong,” his team responded.The nature of the Albert Park track, which is notoriously hard to overtake on, reduced Hamilton’s chances of catching Vettel. It was an astute move from Ferrari, but a rare lapse from a supremely efficient Mercedes team which has won the past four drivers’ and constructors’ championships.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Saturday, March 24, 2018 file photo, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany laugh during a press conference following qualifying at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. Mercedes blames a bug from an offline tool for the timing error which hindered Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton’s bid to win the Australian Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, File)Mercedes blamed a computer bug from an offline software tool for the timing error which cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton a chance to win the Australian Grand Prix.Hamilton looked to be in total control after starting strongly from pole position at Sunday’s season-opening race, but he suddenly found himself behind Sebastian Vettel after coming out of the pit lane.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We thought that Sebastian was going to come out behind us, we weren’t telling Lewis to push any harder,” Shovlin said. “We were lulled into this false sense of security and we didn’t have Lewis driving as fast as we could.”Mercedes said a similar mistake won’t be made in the future, starting with the Bahrain GP on April 8.“We look at everything that went wrong,” Shovlin said, “work out how to solve it and then put the processes in place to make sure we don’t have a repeat.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Wizards’ Meeks suspended 25 games for positive drug test

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Meeks’ suspension makes Washington’s signing of guard Ty Lawson just before the playoffs make more sense. Lawson replaces Meeks on the Wizards’ bench behind starting guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.In his first season with the Wizards and ninth in the NBA, the 30-year-old Meeks averaged 6.3 points off the bench and was shooting just under 40 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Washington Wizards’ Jodie Meeks (20) drives around Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)NEW YORK — The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards guard Jodie Meeks 25 games without pay for using a banned substance.The league announced the suspension Friday, a day before Game 1 of the Wizards’ first-round playoff series against the East’s top-seeded Toronto Raptors. The NBA says Meeks tested positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone that’s prohibited under the league’s drug program.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brutal 2019 Asian Cup bracket for PH Azkals MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

As Azkals find success, club football hits a major hump

first_imgView comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In front of an electrifying crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium, the Azkals fought back from a goal down to beat Tajikistan, 2-1, to clinch qualification to the continental showcase in the United Arab Emirates.“We showed our character,” said a teary-eyed Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, after Phil Younghusband’s 50th goal for the country sealed the victory. “That was the Azkals I knew. Never giving up no matter what.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe feat also meant so much to the team’s biggest backer, Dan Palami, who has been bankrolling the team since 2010. “We’ve been through a lot, especially for me,” the Azkals team manager said. “We have not always been successful, but to make it to the bigger stage after all those heartaches, it’s fulfilling.”The 24-nation Asian Cup, which begins on Jan. 5, will be the biggest tournament yet for the Azkals, who will square off with heavyweights South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan in the group stage. That set Ceres up for another strong run to the AFC Asean zonal final, where it lost to Home United of Singapore. Still, the Busmen clinched a second straight PFL trophy and booked a return ticket to the Champions League next year.Kaya took the other domestic trophy—the Copa Paulino Alcantara—and also bagged the second AFC Cup spot allotted for the Philippines.There was also heartbreak for the women’s national team, which nearly made it to the Women’s World Cup in France next year.A campaign that started with plenty of promise ended with a whimper as the Malditas failed to follow up their 2-1 win over host Jordan.The Malditas atoned for their failed AFC Asian Cup bid by storming to the next round of the 2020 Women’s Olympics Football Tournament.On the heels of another year of mixed results, the year 2019 could be the most critical yet for Philippine football.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This is on another level,” said Younghusband. “This is where we want to be as a football country and hopefully this is just the start.”Etheridge also reached new heights in his career as he played a huge role in Welsh club Cardiff City’s promotion to the English Premier League.With 19 clean sheets in the Championship, the Filipino international helped Cardiff to a second place finish. In August, Etheridge became the first Southeast Asian to play in the most lucrative football league in the world.“Emotions were running high when we made it to the Asian Cup, but making the Premier League was also a priority for me,” said Etheridge.The unbeaten run in Asian Cup qualifying, however, was not enough for coach Thomas Dooley to keep his job.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Former England captain Terry Butcher was hired, but he withdrew from the job without even meeting the team and it was coach Scott Cooper, a former champion in the Thai League, who took charge of the team as it began its buildup for the Asian Cup.In a bold and ambitious move before the year ended, the Azkals hired former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson to handle the team in the AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup with Cooper as assistant.The Swede guided the Azkals to another semifinal appearance in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup. The Azkals lost two legs to eventual champion Vietnam in the last four.But even with the success of the national team, club football in the country remained unstable and with another club, Davao Aguilas, leaving the league before the year ended.The Philippine Premier League will take the place of the Philippines Football League, with kickoff set for March.But with Ceres Negros, Kaya Iloilo and Stallion Laguna the only clubs that are certain to participate, organizers of the PPL have a tough task establishing the league, which has struggled to draw support and sponsors.The home-and-away format of the PFL proved demanding for the clubs logistically and financially, with almost zero return from investment.“There was no revenue, no national sponsorship, no television media and limited attendance at stadiums with numerous restrictions being forced,” PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao admitted. “The PPL is a new neutral independent league whose main objective is to contribute to the development of football in the country. We have to stay positive and never lose hope.”The difficult situation in the PFL has made the achievement of its reigning champion Ceres all the more remarkable.The Busmen got off to a flying start this year, reaching the third round of the AFC Champions League highlighted by a stunning 3-2 win over Australian club Brisbane Roar. Ceres made a good account of itself in a 0-2 defeat to Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img In a year with ups and downs, the Azkals carved amemorablemoment when they qualified for the Asian Cup for the first time inPhilippine football history. —SHERWIN VARDELEONPhilippine football achieved huge milestones in 2018, but it ended the year on a subdued note with setbacks overseas and at home, leaving the sport still searching for more support and stability heading into the new year.The Azkals provided the year’s high note, nailing an Asian Cup berth for the country for the first time in history in March.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No holiday break Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

Magistrate warns Ukrainians about contacting her relatives

first_imgMagistrate Crystel Lambert who is sitting at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on Friday again issued a warning against two Ukrainian security guards – Vitaly Paraschuck and Maksym Furtak – who were slapped with several assault charges back in August to desist from contacting her relatives.Paraschuck and Furtak were charged after they were filmed allegedly assaulting two Guyanese miners. The videos went viral on social media.In issuing the warning, Magistrate Lambert said persons acting on behalf of the two-accused contacted her relatives in relation to the matter.Based on reports, the Magistrate related that she would not tolerate such actions, and as such, told the attorney representing the men to ask their clients to refrain from doing same.The men were arrested and charged on August 14, 2018, after the Police sought legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).Paraschuck, 38, was slapped with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm committed on Guyanese miner Charles Clarke. Furtak, 33, was charged with threatening behaviour committed on Rudolph Deane.The men were also charged separately for contravention of the Private Security Services Act of 2009, for failing to wear their uniform.The Ukrainian nationals were remanded to prison and ordered to lodge their travel documents at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.It has been reported that the assault on the two miners took place at the Quartzstone River in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Upon receiving this report, one of the aggrieved miners was referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was examined and treated by a doctor. He was discharged, and would have led a team of Police ranks to the area, resulting in the two Ukrainian guards being arrested.Upon their arrest, the men were also informed that at the time of the incident, they were not attired in the uniform prescribed by their employer and approved by the Guyana Police Force.Following the incident, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has noted his concern with regards the content of the video.“I am concerned about foreigners having weapons; licensed weapons. I am told that precepts were issued. A precept is really a kind of permission given by the Police Force to persons to act as security guards and also to carry firearm licences. I am concerned about that, and the number of persons who may have them,” Trotman disclosed.Trotman explained the interior is known to be a “Wild West”, and so the number of guns present there would have a direct bearing on the levels of crime and violence in the area.“It also tells us that people expect or need a greater Police presence, and so I believe Government is looking at that. We recently launched the Corps of Wardens, and that Corps of Wardens will come alongside the Police Force, when necessary, to assist not just with law and order, but of course to ensure that the laws (such as) mining laws, forest laws, wildlife protection laws etcetera, are respected,” the Minister added.Also weighing in on the issue, the Guyana Trades Union Congress has called on the Government to send a strong message regarding its responsibility and commitment to respecting and defending the sovereignty of Guyana, its people and the Rule of Law.last_img read more

Flyers to open training camp next week

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers will begin the process of shaking off an offseason of rust next week as training camp will get underway. The team will be on the ice for the first time on Monday night from 9:15-10:30 at the North Peace Arena.As part of the preparations for the upcoming North Peace Hockey League season, the Flyers will again be welcoming the Fort Nelson Yeti to Fort St. John for two exhibition games. Those are slated for October 17 at 8 p.m., and October 18 at 1 p.m.In all the Flyers will have six training camp practices before the NPHL season begins. The league is expected to release the schedule for the 2015-2016 year on Sunday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Talisman opens office in Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto:  Talisman Energy officials and local politicians cut the ribbon on the new office – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement -Talisman Energy officially opened their new office in Fort St. John, on Wednesday.The company has been operating in the region for several years, but due to a strategic adjustment to focus on more shale gas exploration, it decided to open a 15 person office in Fort St. John.Talisman representative Dick Unsworth says the company plans to invest over $330 million in the Montney shale area.[asset|aid=3149|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eceac4ff19f595b4546b4b9ea28505bf-Dick Unsworth – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Residents in the North Peace have been concerned about water usage during the fracking process needed to extract natural gas. However, Unsworth says recycling is important to the company’s process.Advertisement [asset|aid=3150|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eceac4ff19f595b4546b4b9ea28505bf-Dick Unsworth – 2_1_Pub.mp3] Talisman Energy has lease rights to more than 242,000 hectares in the Montney shale play.last_img read more

Gundogan’s car vandalised following Erdogan meeting

first_imgDuring the match, home fans loudly booed and whistled Gundogan when he came on and every time he touched the ball as Germany beat Saudi Arabia 2-1.On Saturday, pictures in Bild, a German tabloid, showed the right rear side window had been smashed.Police in Cologne told the SID agency that the player had lodged a complaint, the investigation was in progress and political motivation had not been ruled out.On May 13, Gundogan, who plays for Manchester City, and another English-based, Gelsenkirchen-born, German international of Turkish descent, Mesut Ozil, met Erdogan in London and gave him signed club shirts. Photos were then posted on social media as part of Erdogan’s campaign for re-election as president of Turkey.After that on vote, on June 24, a new system agreed in an April 2017 referendum will come into force, which the opposition says will give the president authoritarian powers.The German football federation (DFB) responded that the two men had allowed themselves to be manipulated.“Football and the DFB uphold values that are not entirely embraced by Mr. Erdogan”, said the DFB.German politicians from the far right to the Greens also criticised the players.Germany kick off their World Cup campaign against Mexico in Moscow on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Turkish Presidential Press office handed out photos showing Recep Tayyip Erdogan posing with Ilkay Gundogan. © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP/File / KAYHAN OZERBERLIN, Germany, Jun 16 – Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan had his car vandalised in the wake of him controversially posing for a picture with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German media reported on Saturday.Gundogan, born in Germany to Turkish parents, filed a complaint with police after his car was damaged on the evening of June 7, the day before Germany’s last warm-up game in Cologne, not far from the hotel where the team was staying.last_img read more

Lassana Diarra hints at Man United move after declaring himself a ‘free agent’

first_imgFormer Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra has hinted a potential move to Manchester United after declaring himself a “free agent”.Diarra enjoyed a superb first season at Marseille after joining them from Lokomotiv Moscow last year.The contract he signed on arrival last July runs until 2019 but now he has claimed that there was a break clause included in the deal which he could activate should Marseille fail to qualify for Europe.The south of France club finished in 13th, 48 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain and way back from the European places – and now Diarra wants out.And the 31-year-old holding midfielder is hoping for a reunion with Jose Mourinho, when he takes over at Old Trafford.Speaking the L’Equipe, Diarra said: “I am now a free agent as there’s a clause in my contract that allows me to leave if the team did not qualify for European football.“I hope Marseille will stick to their word.“I will never forget Marseille and the fans, who showed me a lot of love. I do not know yet where I will play next season. I am calm about my future, there’s time. I have not signed for PSG.“Jose Mourinho? I know him well. I have enjoyed some great times with him. He is a coach I really like. But we will see what happens next season.” Lassana Diarra has enjoyed a superb season back in France with Marseille 1last_img read more

GAA: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S ANALYSIS: MESSIAH’S BOYS BACK ON TRACK

first_imgA good day at the office for The Messiah’s men in Ballyshannon today and we’re right back in the mix of things in Division One. The way the table is shaping up both relegation and a semi final spot are both possibilities – all that is certain is that everything will boil down to the final game against Armagh on Easter Sunday.Things started off slowly enough with Mayo looking like we did in the opening stages last week – fresh, fit and full of running. After a fisted effort from Patrick McBrearty, it took an exceptional point from Michael Murphy to really get things going. With Mayo men hanging off him and no sign of a free being awarded, the ball almost got away from the Maestro; but he decided against trying to get the ball back into this hands and instead pulled on it on the volley and drove it over the bar.Michael had a somewhat frustrating day throughout, getting virtually nothing from the man in the middle. Twice in quick succession in the first half he fielded wonderfully over his head and pivoted as only he can; on each occasion though he was man handled by the Mayo full back Ger Cafferkey yet no free was given. It’s a wonder how he keeps his head sometimes when that keeps happening but credit to him he kept persevering. His final score of the day was another beauty – again looking as if he was being fouled he was almost falling to the ground just as he struck the shot but it still sailed between the posts. Incidentally, that man in the middle was none other than Mr Marty Duffy. I’m not keen on those GAA folk who go to games with the sole intention of berating the referee and indeed criticising officials is an easy option at times. Yet all that goes out the window when Duffy is involved – he’s useless. An awful referee, he continually slows the game down with inconsistent decisions and never has an official had such a negative impact on supporters, with the feeling mutual between both sets.He was centre of attention as usual today, straight from the off. Not only does it create an unease amongst the crowd but the players soon get worked up over his calls. Rory Kavanagh felt the wrath of Duffy when he was shown a red card when he gave Kevin McLoughlin what was no more than a dig in the ribs; probably worthy of a red going by the letter of the law but Duffy seemed to guess the decision as he didn’t appear to have seen the incident clearly. One bystander in the stand at Fr Tierney Park commented that Duffy must have very sore arms such is the regularity with which they’re hoisted in the air to signal for a free.The trying relationship Donegal enjoys with the Sligo whistle blower stems back to the Ulster Championship clash with Derry in 2008. The main talking point that day centred on Derry midfielder Fergal Doherty, who was allowed to stay on the field of play despite a forearm smash to the face of the afore mentioned Kavanagh. How ironic that Kavanagh’s infraction didn’t survive Marty’s card today.Not even the goalkeepers survived, with both net minders receiving yellow cards which is surely some kind of record – Marty will be happy that his name might be in the history books for that one.Thankfully despite a shaky start Donegal were able to go and win the game, playing the entire second half with fourteen. Neil McGee was ruled out with flu before the throw in so his brother Eamon stepped in to take his place. This meant Donegal had three corner backs in the full back line and yet Mayo didn’t really capitalise on this as much as they could have. An early high ball caught Eamon out of position and Mayo were able to work a goal but they didn’t do anywhere near enough of this and you’d have to question James Horan’s tactics in this regard. Mayo were poor today after their early flourish and The Messiah certainly came out on top in this battle of the young gun managers. Horan could certainly have done with some of Donegal’s skill and work rate and if circumstances had conspired differently back in the day maybe they would have. Three of today’s Donegal side – Murphy, Paul Durcan and Martin Reilly all have a bit of Mayo blood in their veins from their parents but thankfully they were in the right jerseys from our point of view.The home side didn’t need a second invitation though when they had the wind at their backs after the restart and they pummelled Mayo with high ball after high ball. Colm McFadden was the one to drop deep to midfield to create the space for Murphy and McBrearty, a clever move from The Messiah as Mayo would have been expecting the Glenswilly man to play this role. It worked a treat as the scores started to come and Murphy even won a few frees after Marty learned how to spot a foul.The tactics employed in the second half, including that switch for McFadden, were what won the points for the hosts as they pinned Mayo into their own half of the field. The two men inside worked hard to cut out any short kick-outs allowing Neil Gallagher, who had another stormer, to clean up at midfield. Even when goalkeeper David Clarke did manage to find a defender with a short kick-out, our forwards were quick to press and Mayo were suffocated. Playing against a strong breeze and a strong green and gold wall James Horan’s men couldn’t move past the half way line – their first score of the second half came in the 35th minute.The critics that have lambasted Donegal for playing so deep would have seen something quite new today had they been watching. Instead of a deep lying defensive line, there was a cordon of men stationed between centre field and Mayo’s 45 metre line, pinning them back in their own half.The modern defensive game, which has taken many forms over the past decade, will eventually reach a natural evolutionary end in a manner approaching what we saw today. Instead of a deep lying defensive line, it will be much higher up the pitch – so in today’s case when Mayo lost the ball, Donegal didn’t have to travel a hundred yards up the field to the scoring zone, they were already there. Imagine Donegal’s game plan against Dublin last year but instead of a mass of bodies on their own 45, the bodies are all in the opponents half of the field. We saw a period of play today for about fifteen minutes where Mayo continuously could not get past the half way line, there was a mass of green and gold jerseys waiting for them and they had no answer.Certain commentators were a bit miffed that Donegal claimed two out of six all stars last year in the defensive positions because of the weight of numbers we have back; but that is a bit of a discredit to the lads because it glosses over the fact that we have some outstanding defenders. Today again they were magnificent, thus contributing to holding Mayo scoreless for almost all of the second half. At one stage late on, Alan Dillon broke through and looked like he had a goal chance but when he looked up to shoot there were six players surrounding him and many of these had just ran back from Mayo’s half of the field. It was total football today with everyone defending and everyone attacking. Allied to great fielding, good passing and fine long range scores it was by far the best performance since the Kildare game.As we look forward now to next week and a rematch with Dublin there will no doubt be more talk than ever of ‘the system’ although whether we play in a way people expect us to is another matter. Jim said the team learnt a lot from the game in Killarney last week and his language was very telling. He mentioned that when the team faces Kerry again they will be much better prepared – when and not if. He believes his side will be in the shake up once again come late Summer and he fully expects to be meeting the likes of Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park. So there was probably a certain amount of caginess in the display last week and that may happen next week again. Donegal will most likely be safe in Division One if they beat Armagh in the final game so it gives a small bit of leeway for Croke Park. How McGuinness approaches the meeting with the All Ireland Champions will be very interesting indeed.GAA: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S ANALYSIS: MESSIAH’S BOYS BACK ON TRACK was last modified: March 18th, 2012 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:GAA: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S ANALYSIS: MESSIAH’S BOYS BACK ON TRACKlast_img read more

Fitness center ‘cozy’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Coach Sam’s Cozy Corner Fitness Center BUSINESS ADDRESS: 12443 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood PHONE: (818) 762-5604 E-MAIL: LeCoachSam@aol.com OWNER: Sam Scarber ESTABLISHED: 2004 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: As a former NFL player, I wanted to create a “cozy” environment for weight training and conditioning to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, arthritis and unhealthy weight gain by continuing one’s physical conditioning towards a better, healthier life. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes, but I’ve assisted in starting other health programs. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? To create a fitness program to reach the guys and ladies who want to stay fit in a “cozy” environment that would increase endurance, strength, agility and inspires a better workout attitude. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? The idea “Cozy Corner” came from many conversations with my students. We’d been together and known each other for at least 15 years. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Once the seed had been planted, it took about four weeks to get things moving, up and running. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Created and put together programs for other facilities throughout the Los Angeles County area. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? In the area of $5,000 plus, financed by my savings and a silent partner. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? With more than 20 years of putting programs together for other institutions and having files and connections with equipment companies, I had already built relationships and a great phone list and information pool. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How fast I would grow out of space. I did it in three months! WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? At least $5,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To increase the size of the work space, which would help increase class size comfortably, and introduce more productive and efficient ideas. That would also inspire more client enrollment. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.last_img read more