Five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton issues clarification on ‘Poor India’ comment

first_img Written By First Published: 15th November, 2018 21:59 IST Digital Desk SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago ‘Kill PM plot’ of Urban Naxals confirmed in Pune Police’s chargesheet in Bhima-Koregaon case; Rona Wilson, Prashant Bose named Please read 🇮🇳❤️— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2018 FOLLOW US Toto: “It is once again unbelievable to me how the words and the meaning of Lewis get spun out of context in this way. He spoke with empathy about India and the painful contrast between wealth and poverty that we face while travelling the globe as sporting ambassadors.” (1/2)— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 15, 2018 1 year ago ‘Insanely Beautiful’: Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Other Stars Left Mesmerised By Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh’s First Pictures Toto: ”Lewis did not criticise the nation and his words were those of a thoughtful and considered champion. The only fault here lies with the people who have twisted his words to mean something else entirely.” (2/2)— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 15, 2018 “I noticed some people are upset with my comment on India. My reference was that a grand prix there felt strange to drive past homeless people, then arrive in a huge arena where money was not an issue. They spent hundreds of millions on a track that is now never used. That money could have been spent on schools or homes for those in need. When we did have the race, nobody came because it was too expensive or most likely there was no interest.” 1 year ago Ye Deewani To Bhavnani Ho Gayi!: Ranveer Singh’s Father’s Comment on DeepVeer Wedding is as filmy as it gets It wasn’t just Hamilton, but also his team F1 Mercedes which defended its driver’s comments. Team Boss Toto Wolff, through his team’s official Twitter handle, extended his support to his No.1 driver. His message read,”Toto: “It is once again unbelievable to me how the words and the meaning of Lewis get spun out of context in this way. He spoke with empathy about India and the painful contrast between wealth and poverty that we face while travelling the globe as sporting ambassadors.” COMMENT READ: Lewis Hamilton Calls India “poor”; Draws Wrath From NetizensWhile questioning the policy of systematizing races in different countries, post the announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix, Hamilton, in an interaction with BBC, shared how he had been to India before for a race and mentioned how he felt it was strange because India was a poor country, yet had a massive Grand Prix track made in the middle of nowhere. He even said that he felt conflicted when he had to go to that Grand Prix.  WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 15th November, 2018 22:17 IST Five-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Issues Clarification On ‘Poor India’ Comment Five-time F1 champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has issued a clarification on his ‘Poor India’ comment, Just a day after he was attacked from all quarters on social media for his ‘Poor India’ comment, five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has issued a clarification on his comments, stating he intended to show that money that was spent on tracks ‘could have been spent on schools or homes’. Taking to Twitter to clear the air regarding his statement, the 2018 Formula1 champion wrote, “Toto: ”Lewis did not criticise the nation and his words were those of a thoughtful and considered champion. The only fault here lies with the people who have twisted his words to mean something else entirely,” he added. LIVE TVlast_img read more

Let’s try this again: Wellington board approves selling the junior high building for $150,000

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s on, it’s off, now it’s on again. So goes the proposed purchase of the Wellington junior high building by Garrison Properties of Prairie Village, Kans.The Wellington school board approved Garrison owner/broker Gary Hassenflu’s request to purchase the building for $150,000 so he can turn it into a 42-unit apartment complex, at Thursday night’s meeting provided he gets federal funding in May. Hassenflu was in attendance to make the request. The motion passed 5-2 with David Peck and Larry Mangan voting against the proposed purchase.It’s a waiting game for both the purchaser and the seller. The Wellington school board passed the exact same motion in January, 2013, but financing fell through. Hassenflu said he will submit another application for federal housing tax credits in February. But he won’t know the status of that grant until May. If he receives the grant then the purchase will be a go. If he does not then it may be back to the drawing board or he may walk away.Garrison Properties did not get the approval of a federal grant in May, and therefore did not have the means to develop the property.Wellington board member Angie Ratcliff asked Hassenflu what will be the difference this time around.Hassenflu said he is lowering the rent in the application. He said upon the urging of a housing authority which thought it was too high the first time around in Wellington, he said the rent rates will be lowered. That should give the application a better chance of approval.“We took that into consideration, and agreed that if we lowered the rent, we could still make it work,” Hassenflu said. No proposed rent rates were presented to the news media at Thursday’s meeting.The question for the board wasn’t so much getting rid of the junior high as it was tying up the building that long of time for a proposed purchase that might not go through. Peck said his big concern was that it would be hard to justify holding the building back if there was someone else interested in purchasing the building.But waiting has been the norm for a building that has been mostly vacant since 2006 when students vacated the premises for the newly remodeled Wellington Middle School to the north. The building has been used for community theater, game time locker rooms and athletic practices.Garrison Property first approached the board in January, 2013 with the desire to buy the building. The board agreed for the same price of $150,000 which included the parking lot. His proposal was (and still is) to build 600-700 square foot one bedroom apartments; 700 square foot two-bedroom apartments and 1,100 square foot three bedroom apartments. The gymnasium would be turned into apartments but the auditorium would remain intact for the community.Hassenflu then got the approval of the Wellington Planning Commission and the Wellington City Council to rezone it into a multi-family residential zone.However, once the financing fell through in May, the board was left with the junior high building again. A couple of developers expressed lukewarm interest over the summer but nothing materialized from the talks, said Rick Weiss, Wellington School Superintendent.The purchase property is significantly lower than what then Sumner County Appraiser Della Rowley appraised it for at $641,570 as a single family R1 building in 2012.Wellington board president Jackie Berryman said its appraised value isn’t the significant issue here.“We are looking at a difference between $0 and $150,000,” Berryman said. “That doesn’t begin to address the issue of the costs of maintaining the building. We can’t afford to do that.”Hassenflu said asbestos removal alone could cost $200,000.“You are looking at a building with a negative value,” Hassenflu said.Ratcliff said one of her patrons was worried about a group that donated a trophy case in the building and if they can still retrieve it. Hassenflu said anything that isn’t bolted down can be removed.“I’m sure this is a maintenance headache and you can use the school funds for other uses,” Hassenflu said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 360 weeks ago let me get this straight. Without our federal tax dollars this guy cant buy a building and convert into apartments that even the government said his rent was to high. Does the school board not know how to spell shister Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Whs86 · 360 weeks ago I hope this board is planning ahead for loss of locker rooms and practice facility. This also means we lose our only tennis court parking and a lot of event parking for football games. Our community needs to look into a combined facility built in that area with a gym,locker rooms and workout facility. This would help fill a need in this community Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Basinga19 · 360 weeks ago If this property is removed from the market, why doesn’t he put down a non refundable deposit??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 360 weeks ago You are right WHS86. Something has to be done and it has to done now. Locker facilities just don’t pop up over night—building, lockers, showers, toilets, lights, heat/ac, etc. etc. Don’t forget, it has to be a building big enough for 2 teams. Let’s go school board, somebody on the board be the first to step forward and address this situation. Wellington is already the only AVCTL and Pioneer League member that does not have enough gym facilities for basketball. Never though Wellington would be last in anything. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down little bits · 360 weeks ago The board had an opportunity several years ago to sell this building and let it slip through their fingers. If they had acted then they wouldn’t be in this situation again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down RedDemo · 331 weeks ago Abatement is the only solution for asbestos, which means either removing or encasement of asbestos containing material. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Anabel Medina: “I hope to have Muguruza in Budapest”

first_img-Would you count on such a spherical weekend?– We had been ready to compete 5 factors, to the battle. We knew that Japan was a tricky group, with Naomi Osaka, quantity ten in the world, former primary and winner of Grand Slams. However the women had been excellent and the purpose of Sara Sorribes the primary day in opposition to Osaka gave us plenty of peace of thoughts.– He warned that he had a really united group. Is that the important thing?-Within the final two years there have been actions in the group, there have been numerous gamers and a part of my job was to get that union, to really feel snug. The connection between all is superb and the nice vibes end result in the nice of the group. The environment helps so much to the efficiency on the observe.-Carla Suárez is dealing with her final yr. How did you discover it?-It is vitally quiet, enjoying very properly. You have clear your targets. As a captain, I’m very assured as a result of that she is going to carry out in any respect factors, that it’s harmful and may win anybody. For the remainder of the companions, it provides worth.-Carla mentioned in an interview that one among her illusions is to win the Federation Cup, which in some unspecified time in the future lacked dedication however that there’s tools to obtain it. In settlement?-So he has transmitted it. If you find yourself enjoying for Spain, get pleasure from, since you change the chip from enjoying for you to enjoying on your nation. She may be very concerned and has at all times mentioned she would really like to be a champion. The great factor is that the vary of gamers we have may be very vast and the outcomes are there: in the final 5 qualifiers we have gained 4. The group may be very versatile and that makes Spain harmful.-This tie has failed Garbiñe Muguruza. Why didn’t he go?-Garbiñe has at all times been very predisposed to be on the group, as he confirmed earlier. He participated in an important tie in opposition to Paraguay to maintain us in the second world group and never descend in 2018. And final yr in Belgium, the place we achieved the ascent … This time, due to circumstances, he couldn’t be however has proven that he likes the competitors and positive that on different events we are going to have her.-Will he be in the Finals?-All the time have to be taken into consideration. She is the primary in Spain and as a captain she is a tennis participant that I would really like to be on the group as a result of it makes us stronger. I hope you’re in Budapest. Little by little, we are going to work on it.-What arguments do you have to persuade her?-Who is usually a world champion, a standard purpose, as a group, representing your nation … The arguments are stunning.-You had been collaborating together with her on the finish of final season. What was improper with him and what did he discover now?-The break with a coach, while you have been so lengthy, it is extremely tough and extra in the center of the season. I wanted some adaptation time. He completed the yr feeling good even when the outcomes didn’t mirror it. It has been proven on the Australian Open. Together with his union with Conchita he has exploded once more the extent we knew he had, to win Grand Slams. -What do you consider the change of the Federation Cup, this format of finals?-The date is sweet. The Worldwide Federation has studied it properly: on land and on the indoor observe, simply earlier than a tour begins in these situations. The format will have to be seen, though we have the Davis reference. Will probably be very demanding bodily and mentally, it has nothing to do with what we have recognized. There could be 4 qualifiers in six days, with two days off and three factors.-Will probably be performed on clay. That is a bonus …-A Spain should at all times be taken into consideration on land, as a result of on this floor we have achieved essential issues.-On this floor and with Muguruza, ought to Spain be among the many favorites?-Sure, my private purpose since I began as captain has been to battle for a Federation Cup. We have potential and enjoying on the bottom positions us higher. We should keep in mind, though we won’t be native and that may be a little level in opposition to.-Within the Davis, in the top, had been virtually all the celebrities. Do you suppose it will likely be the identical in Budapest?-Sure, as a result of in latest years virtually all of the essential gamers have been concerned and Budapest goes to be a good looking expertise. So I believe we are going to see them.– Can gamers like Sara Sorribes, Aliona Bolsova or Paula Badosa take the leap of preventing for match victories?-They’re younger and with a excessive stage, who’re seen flashes of high quality. And to allow them to be a part of the group. They have expertise and are wanting to make that high quality leap. Sara already completed in an Worldwide, Aliona reached eighth in Roland Garros and Paula has performed a superb position in Australia in opposition to Kvitova. They’re maturing and they’re going to give good outcomes.-This yr there are Olympic Video games. What does it imply to you that you just have a silver?-For me it was one of the best, one of the best of my sports activities profession. After 4 video games as a participant, I’ll go as captain and it means closing the circle. It was a purpose. It makes me very excited and I hope that we will maximize: 4 singles and two doubles. As in the Fed Cup, they have to take us into consideration, in the Video games additionally as a result of traditionally we have gained medals.– Have you ever talked about it with Garbiñe and Carla? Do you see them forming a doubles?– We have not approached the topic, however I don’t discard it. In the event that they performed collectively, they’d be a medal choice as a result of in 2016 they had been shut to transferring to the semifinals they usually just like the competitors.THIS TUESDAY, TABLE DRAWThis Tuesday, in Budapest, the draw for the Finals will happen (April 14-19). 4 teams with three choices, of which the primary will go to the semifinals. Day by day two singles and one doubles can be performed, as in Davis.Classifieds: France, USA, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, Australia, R. Czech, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary.last_img read more

Klopp laughs off concerns over Mo Salah’s Liverpool form

first_img Salah has looked slightly off the pace during the first half-dozen games of the season Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has offered a sarcastic response to questions over the form of star man Mohamed Salah.Speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Southampton, the Reds boss insisted there are no concerns over the Egyptian ace’s performances. Salah has two goals from six Liverpool appearances this season 3 Salah has actually only scored one less goal than he managed by the same point last season, when he had three from six games.And when informed of this fact, Klopp replied sarcastically: “Wow that is a crisis!“Nobody remembers that. It is really not a problem.”Asked whether part of the problem was that Salah was expected to repeat the form which saw him break the Premier League scoring record last season, Klopp added: “Of course, of course everyone expects that, that is clear.“We don’t expect that. We want him to score as often as possible. It is completely normal everyone expects that.” But Klopp insists Salah is in ‘good shape’ and that suggestions his form has gone ‘backwards’ since last season are nonsense.“The defensive side the last two games were outstanding, perfect,” said the Liverpool boss on Friday.“It is so important in these games especially [referencing the Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, where he ran tirelessly but again failed to score].“That says everything about him that he is really ready to work for the team in these moments.“It is a completely normal for an offensive player when you have times that you don’t score. He is still a threat, made fantastic situations in both our last games. He is in a good shape.“Finishing is something you can never take for granted.”center_img In fact, the German argued that Salah’s contribution has been ‘outstanding’ in the early stages of the season and defended the forward, saying the expectation on him to perform has skyrocketed after his brilliant debut campaign for Liverpool.Salah was crowned Player of the Year as he scored 44 goals last season, form which has seen him make the final-three for ‘The Best’ FIFA award, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric.But he has found the net only twice so far this season, and has now gone three games without scoring – his joint longest dry spell since joining the Reds.There are also fears over his fitness and that he still hasn’t fully recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final back in May. Mohamed Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot last season with 32 goals 3 3last_img read more