Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70

first_img Beau Lund Written by May 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70
 Rest in peace Niki Lauda. Forever carried in our hearts, forever immortalised in our history. The motorsport community today mourns the devastating loss of a true legend.The thoughts of everyone at F1 are with his friends and family.— Formula 1 (@F1) May 21, 2019Ferrari also expressed its condolences.center_img Everyone at Ferrari is deeply saddened at the news of the death of our dear friend Niki Lauda. He won two of his three world championships with us and will always be in our hearts and in those of all Ferrari fans. Our sincere condolences go to all his family and friends.#CiaoNiki— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) May 21, 2019Formula One racer Jenson Button simply said: “A legend has left us. Rest in Peace Niki.”The chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurtz, said that Lauda was “a very great Austrian.” “The whole country and the motorsport world are mourning the loss of a very great Austrian,” he posted on Twitter. “Niki, we are going to miss you. Personally and also on behalf of the Republic, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to his wife and children!” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailERWIN SCHERIAU/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Niki Lauda, the Austrian former Formula One legend and three-time World Championship winner, has died at the age of 70. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement to the Austrian Press Agency. “His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur … his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain. A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”Lauda was one of the best-known and universally admired figures in Formula One. The grandson of a wealthy industrialist, Lauda renounced his inheritance in order to pursue a career in racing, according to his Formula One obituary. He won his first World Championship in 1975 with Ferrari. He would go on to win two more world titles — in 1977 with Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren.At the height of his rivalry with fellow Formula One driver James Hunt, Lauda suffered an enormous crash at the world famous Nürburgring track on Aug. 1 during the 1976 German Grand Prix. His Ferrari burst into flames with Lauda left trapped in the cockpit. Miraculously, Lauda was saved by fellow drivers and nearby marshals but he was left badly burned by the crash.Lauda, known for his resilience, reappeared at a press conference a few weeks later, with his wounds still fresh. Lauda only missed two races before returning to the racetrack 40 days after the crash. He eventually lost out on the World Championship that year to his rival Hunt by a single point. During his career he won 25 Grand Prix races. Their rivalry was the subject of the 2013 movie Rush. Daniel Bruhl played Lauda in the Ron Howard film. Lauda, who inhaled a great deal of smoke during that 1976 crash, underwent a lung transplant last August.After retiring in 1985, Lauda pursued a career as a businessman and became an adviser to Ferrari and Jaguar.The world of racing and beyond posted tributes on social media to Lauda following news of his death. “Rest in peace Niki Lauda,” the Formula One account posted on Twitter. “Forever carried in our hearts, forever immortalised in our history. The motorsport community today mourns the devastating loss of a true legend.”last_img read more

Univ places second-year accommodation in lockdown

first_imgThis is the first known case of accommodation-wide isolation in Oxford, though many other colleges have households currently in isolation. Other colleges may also be dealing with significant clusters. This article was updated at 18:15 on 17th October to include University College’s comment. Image credit: Megan/ Flickr. The measures are in light of concerns about Public Health England (PHE) involvement, who can step in to manage the outbreak with further restrictions when there is a cluster. Students will receive an update by midday Monday at the latest, after a PHE review. “The College is working with Oxford University’s Early Alert Service and the public health authorities to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. On an interim basis, the College has asked students who are resident on the site concerned to remain in their households, pending further advice. Students will be supported with grocery deliveries, laundry, and welfare. The University of Oxford reported 61 Covid-19 cases in Freshers’ week, making 91 total confirmed cases among staff and students from 20th August to 9th October. The college told students in an email that the lockdown has been caused by “a spike in positive Covid-19 tests among Univ students”. Students are waiting on “further advice” about how long the lockdown will last, and it is described as a “precautionary measure”. “College staff and student representatives are in regular contact, and are making sure that students have food and other support. Online tuition and other academic support will also be available. ‘We are working with students to reduce risks both to them and to the wider community’, said a college officer. ‘Resident staff are on hand to offer support and advice as required.’” A spokesperson from University College told Cherwell: “There has been a spike in the number of students at University College who have tested positive for COVID-19. The students involved live in college accommodation on one of the College’s sites. As of Saturday 17 October there have been 19 positive cases. University College have told all students at their accommodation site in North Oxford to stay within their households, from this afternoon. This includes almost 100 second-year undergraduates and some graduate students.last_img read more

Planning Board Special Meeting Agenda – Tuesday 10/18 @ 6PM

first_imgA meeting of the Ocean City Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall located at 861 Asbury Avenue. The business noted below will be discussed:Flag SaluteRoll callNew Business:PSPF16-010 Benjamin Jackson Burnley Touring LLC, 301 3rd St, Block 211, Lots 1, NB Zone (continued from 10/12/16)Existing: CommercialProposed: Alteration to commercial site requiring preliminary/final site plan approval front, rear, side and     aggregate side yard setbacks, 1st floor commercial sf, 1st floor ceiling height, glass façade, parking spaces, exhaust  vent and vehicle access variances.PSPF16-021 OC Bwalk Holdings LLC, 816 9th St, Block 901, Lots 12, ON BD Zone(continued from 10/12/16)Existing: CommercialProposed: Alteration to commercial site requiring preliminary/final site plan approval requiring parking setback, minimum drive aisle width and number of loading dock variances.Executive SessionAdjournment                                                                                                                                                Plans and documents related to the agenda may be reviewed during business hours Monday –  Friday (9:00 AM – 4:30PM) at 115 12th Street in the Planning Office.last_img read more

Water Departments: Don’t flush your face masks

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Water Departments: Don’t flush your face masks Twitter (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) It’s becoming a real “crappy” issue in Brownsburg.The town’s water department says it is starting to see more and more masks in their systems.Why?Mary Louise Bewley, Brownsburg’s community engagement manager, says it might be that people are actually flushing their masks down the toilet.“We understand if people think it’s the most sanitary thing to do with the used masks, so people try to do that,” Bewley said. “But we would ask them to not do that.”Bewley says masks might also be getting into sewer systems by people throwing them on the ground, then wind or rain pushing them into the storm drains.“The problem becomes when masks get caught on pipes or machine parts, and it creates problems in terms of to go in and remove all that gunk so the machines can work appropriately,” she said.Bewley says when those masks get stuck on the equipment, it causes the equipment to fail, which could mean a sewage backup in your home, leaving you with a big mess.She adds that the only things that belong in a toilet are toilet paper and human waste. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Previous articleIndiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson stepping downNext articleSchool delays and closings for Tuesday. Feb. 16, 2021 Network Indiana Twitter Google+ Pinterest By Network Indiana – February 15, 2021 1 235 IndianaLocalMichiganNewslast_img read more

Press release: Results of fully-video hearings pilot published

first_imgLessons will now be learnt from the pilot scheme including making fully-video hearings available for more users by improving the technical product; ensuring technology is robust and reliable; and ensuring the level of pre-hearing support is right at each stage.The move is part of the Government’s £1 billion investment to modernise the court service, making it swifter, simpler and easier to access for everyone.Video technology is already used in criminal courts to allow some victims and witnesses to give evidence without having to come face to face with the accused.Following the report, HMCTS will continue to work with the judiciary and run further pilots later in the year. Fully-video hearings have huge potential for those who find it difficult to travel to a courtroom and this trial is a welcome first step. Of course, we are still in the early stages of testing the technology, but the findings in this report will help us drive the innovation needed to make video hearings a success. Fully-video hearings tested for the first time as part of government’s £1bn court reform programme Evaluation finds they were easy to understand and welcomed by users Technological improvements will be made going forwardscenter_img Working closely with the judiciary, the pilot, involving eight cases, ensured hearings were conducted as in a physical courtroom and aimed to test people’s experiences and the support required in the early days. The small-scale trial was carried out in the first-tier tax tribunal and was the first time all parties could attend via video. Hearings took place over the internet, with each participant logging in from a location of their choice using their own equipment and, for the purposes of the pilot, the judge located in the court room.Independent evaluation from the London School of Economics, published today (13 September 2018), shows that the trial was a success among appellants who welcomed the chance not to have to travel to a court room – with one person living abroad reporting that they avoided the need to fly to the UK and a new mother welcoming the chance to stream from home. The research – “Implementing Video Hearings: A Process Evaluation” – revealed people found hearings clear, easy to navigate and user-friendly.Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer, said:last_img read more

Spring is near

first_imgDid you hear that? (Joe Hall/Farmington)Doe eyes. (Dennis York)Deer in Carthage. (Dennis York)Deer in Weld. (Dennis York)Snoozing porcupine. (Dennis York)Pintail Drake. (Dennis York)These little snowdrop blossoms, protected by the New Sharon DitzlerLibrary foundation, have arisen to show that spring is here. (Don Waterhouse)Not the birds you want to see at your bird feeder! Turkeys, in Wilton. (Jim Knox)An American Tree Sparrow comes in close for a picture, Wilton. (Jim Knox)An Immature Northern Shrike takes down a Sparrow! A predatory song bird- they kill more than they need. Such behavior has been characterized as “wanton killing,” it stores to eat later. Wilton. (Jim Knox)A Barred Owl eyes a vole and takes flight for a better look. A Barred Owl’s most dangerous predator is the Great Horned Owl. Wilton. (Jim Knox)The snow and ice is melting at Smalls Falls in Rangeley and there is sun rays in the background. (Jim Dwinal/Farmington)Bohemian Waxwing enjoying a maple sap icicle. (Ernie Hall/Jay)Bedded down together on a windy evening (Joe Hall/Farmington)Cuddled up, but always listening for danger (Joe Hall/Farmington)last_img read more

Congo: Couldn’t leave them behind

first_imgResearchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative have been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for several years examining the roots of the violence against women that has plagued this war-torn region.last_img

Finding Neverland Will Release a Cast Recording

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Ready to have your world turned upside down? The Broadway musical Finding Neverland will record a cast album! The Republic Records albums will drop on June 23, with Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and company singing such Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy tunes as “Believe,” “All That Matters,” “Stronger” and “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground”The cast album, which was recorded on May 4, will be the second release the Neverland believers will be able to get their hands on. The previously reported concept album hits stores and online on April 21. The concept recording features new takes on the score by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Jon Bon Jovi and more.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Barlow and Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.In addition to Morrison, Grammer and Kelly, the original cast includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Ireland to divest fossil fuel investments

first_imgIreland to divest fossil fuel investments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament.The state’s €8bn national investment fund will be required to sell all investments in coal, oil, gas and peat “as soon as is practicable”, which is expected to mean within five years. Norway’s huge $1tn sovereign wealth fund has only partially divested from fossil fuels, targeting some coal companies, and is still considering its oil and gas holdings.The fossil fuel divestment movement has grown rapidly, and trillions of dollars of investment funds have been divested, including large pension funds and insurers, cities such as New York, churches and universities.The Irish fossil fuel divestment bill was passed in the lower house of parliament on Thursday and it is expected to pass rapidly through the upper house, meaning it could become law before the end of the year. The Irish state investment fund holds more than €300m in fossil fuel investments in 150 companies.“The [divestment] movement is highlighting the need to stop investing in the expansion of a global industry which must be brought into managed decline if catastrophic climate change is to be averted,” said Thomas Pringle, the independent member of parliament who introduced the bill. “Ireland by divesting is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the international community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short term vested interests.”The bill defines a fossil fuel company as a company that derives 20% or more of its revenue from exploration, extraction or refinement of fossil fuels. The bill also allows investment in Irish fossil fuel companies if this funds their move away from fossil fuels.More: Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuelslast_img read more

A Fresh Look for Nelson County’s Original Craft Brewery

first_imgSet in the shadow of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Blue Mountain Brewery is celebrating 10 years as Nelson County’s original craft brewery. Located in an area now holding an abundance of craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries, Blue Mountain opened in 2007 as the region’s first rural brewery, making high-quality beers that remain popular staples throughout Virginia and beyond.This spring many of those beers were given a fresh look, as Blue Mountain recently unveiled new packaging for its core offerings, including the lauded Full Nelson pale ale, Classic Lager, and A Hopwork Orange, an orange-infused IPA.  The new playful, vintage-inspired design will also be found on bottles and six-packs of seasonal favorite Rockfish Wheat and the brewery’s new double IPA, Hop Duster.Blue Mountain’s original brewery in Afton, Va., is a popular regional destination. With a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of outdoor seating, and stunning views of nearby mountain ridgelines, the brewery serves small-batch beers in addition to core styles and delicious food made with local ingredients. Barrel-aged beers and other limited creations can be found down the road in Arrington at the brewery’s second outpost, Blue Mountain Barrel House. At both locations, you’ll find fields of growing Cascade hops, used in Full Nelson and seasonal harvest beers. Blue Mountain regularly hosts live music and other special events. This fall the brewery will celebrate a decade in business with a 10-day Anniversary Party. The event, which will take place in late October and early November (specific dates to be announced soon), will feature 10 bands and 10 specially released beers to mark 10 years of an established Blue Ridge brewery that’s still moving forward. For more information visit read more