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Yuki Tsunoda completes first F1 test with AlphaTauri amid 2021 F1 evaluations

November 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgRed Bull and Honda protege Yuki Tsonoda completed the 300km towards F1 superlicence in wet and dry conditions at Imola; Tsunoda, third in the F2 standings, is being evaluated for a possible AlphaTauri drive in the 2021 season next to Pierre Gasly By James GallowayLast Updated: 04/11/20 6:52pm – Advertisement – Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda has made his debut behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car ahead of a possible full-time drive with AlphaTauri next year.The F2 driver, who is third in the feeder series’ standings, completed a first test at Imola with the team’s 2018 car on Wednesday amid changeable conditions.Tsunoda, 20, is a member of Red Bull’s young driver programme and also backed by Honda, who supply engines to both AlphaTauri and Red Bull until the end of next year.- Advertisement – Yuki Tsunoda had his first experience of an F1 car at Imola on Wednesday
Yuki Tsunoda had his first experience of an F1 car at Imola on Wednesday

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Oil rallies as deal takes shape before key meeting

October 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgOil prices extended gains Thursday after Russia signaled it was ready to cut output before a key producers’ meeting aimed at boosting energy markets as the coronavirus pandemic strangles demand.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate rose 4.6 percent to US$26.26 a barrel, while Brent crude, the international benchmark, jumped 2.7 percent to $33.73.Read also: Chinese oil refiners to lift April production to 2019 levels Oil exporting group OPEC, led by top producer Saudi Arabia, and others – including Russia – will meet via video conference later Thursday and expectations are growing they will agree to reduce output to support prices.Prices are at near-two-decade lows with travel restrictions and lockdowns around the world throttling demand, and Riyadh and Moscow locked in a vicious price war.But Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s second-biggest producer, now look set to draw a line under their dispute to help stabilize battered markets.Moscow said Wednesday it is willing to cut output by about 1.6 million barrels a day, or about 15 percent, Bloomberg News reported, smoothing the path towards a deal. A key question had been whether the US would join any deal, but analysts say a fall in America’s crude output forecast released earlier this week is likely enough to satisfy Riyadh and Moscow for now. Another key meeting takes place Friday, when G20 energy ministers hold talks remotely to discuss steps to steady the market.Read also: Pertamina to go ahead with higher oil production plan despite oil price crashStill, analysts caution that the devil will be in the detail, and an output cut deemed too small could send prices down even further.A cut of just 10 million barrels a day “might not trigger much of rally and probably eventually see selling pressure drive crude back to the low-mid $20s”, said Edward Moya, senior market analyst with OANDA.He also cautioned that a “turn for the worse could happen” which derails a deal, adding that “the following 24 hours will be critical for global oil prices”.Topics :last_img read more

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Outbreak quashed, China launches test lab spending spree

October 19, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgUnlike many countries, tests are widely available in China. Ben Cowling, an infectious disease specialist at Hong Kong University, said he expects many organizations in China to arrange regular screenings of staff.”Testing is expensive, but perhaps not as expensive in China because the reagents and machines tend to be produced in China,” he said.”It’s also not as expensive as local or city-wide lockdowns might be, if outbreaks became larger before being identified.”Nationwide build-upHundreds of bidding documents issued by hospitals and centers for disease control (CDC) in every province since the beginning of May list requirements for new testing labs, painting a picture of a fast-paced national program.The most expensive items are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines, a key testing component documents show can cost up to $99,000.Chinese organizations bought 257 PCR laboratories in the last 30 days, according to listings on procurement platform Jianyu360, compared with an average of 21 per month in the previous 12 months.Those figures represent a fraction of the total, as not all projects are detailed in public procurements.For over two weeks after the virus was identified in January, no hospitals in Wuhan – a city of 11 million – were equipped to conduct tests, meaning no new cases were confirmed until days before the city’s lockdown.Most of the new labs are being installed in hospitals, and most cost between 100,000 and 3 million yuan ($15,000-$420,000).Some institutions require all equipment to be produced within China, though others call for specific foreign-made gear, including PCRs made by Switzerland’s Roche Holding AG and US-based Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.Price controls on testsChina has said it can produce 5 million test kits a day, and provincial governments have imposed strict price controls on manufacturers.Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, compels test makers to cut prices for bulk orders, driving them as low as 16.78 yuan for a nucleic acid test, and 12.9 yuan for an antibody-based kit, according to figures released on May 9.Medical institutes will be barred from offering tests if they refuse to buy kits from the few companies that secured contracts at government-negotiated prices, Hubei authorities said.China does not say how many tests it has conducted, but the figure is widely believed to far surpass other countries. By comparison, the US CDC reported over 20 million tests conducted as of June 5.”I think everyone will take the tests, even many tests,” said Lu Meiping, one of thousands of university students set to return to Beijing this month under quarantine and testing programs.”No one wants to stay home.” On Monday, the National Health Commission said it would look to “normalize” nucleic acid testing.”If they’re willing to be checked, check them all,” said the policy notice.Life is increasingly returning to normal in China, where the outbreak first emerged in the city of Wuhan late last year.Last month, Wuhan tested around 6 million people over 10 days at a cost of 900 million yuan ($127 million), an initiative some experts said largely had the benefit of boosting confidence. Topics :center_img China is building hundreds of testing laboratories and stocking up on tests to ramp up screening for the coronavirus, even in healthy people, having all-but stamped out local transmission of the disease.China is looking to make testing universal, available in every corner of the mainland.Procurement documents and official notices show it is sharply expanding its testing capability, already the world’s largest, extending it even to rural health facilities as it looks to revive the economy after an unprecedented plunge in the first quarter.last_img read more

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Commerzbank Takes Step Toward Selling Bad Shipping Loans

September 28, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgGerman financial services company Commerzbank has returned its regulatory licence to conduct business concerning ship Pfandbriefe as part of its plan to dispose of bad shipping loans.Namely, in an effort to get rid of a portfolio of EUR 4.5 billion of shipping loans, the bank returned the licence with effect from May 31, 2017.Commerzbank said it has not issued any ship Pfandbriefe, securities backed by shipping mortgages, for the last six years, and does not intend to do so going forward.According to § 2 para 3 Pfandbriefgesetz (PfandBG), the cover pool for ship Pfandbriefe has to be phased out, once the licence has expired. In this context, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) granted Commerzbank AG an exception regarding the statutory limit under the PfandBG for further cover assets “in order to allow Commerzbank additional flexibility for the onward downsizing of its discontinued ship financing business.”From June 1, 2017, ship Pfandbriefe issued by Commerzbank can be completely secured by such further cover assets used for public Pfandbriefe.In the light of the ongoing reduction of its ship financing portfolio, Commerzbank will make use of the exceptional permission and intends to replace all ship finance loans collateralized by ship mortgages in the cover pool by such further cover assets used for public Pfandbriefe in the course of this year.last_img read more

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PMA sacks 2 teachers over drowning of cadet

September 25, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgThe PMA also announced that swimmingclasses would remain suspended until it has placed all the needed safetymeasures.   Swimming teachers Robert Bete andAntonio Catalan were found “negligent and imprudent” during the swimming sessionthat led to the death of Cadet Fourth Class Mario Telan Jr., the PMA on Fridaysaid. MANILA – The Philippine MilitaryAcademy (PMA) announced that two of its swimming teachers were sacked followingthe Nov. 8 drowning of a cadet.    “The PMA is committed to leaving nostone unturned on the case of Cadet Fourth Class Telan, and will continue toinstitute measures for the safety of all cadets so that this tragic incidentwill not be repeated,” the PMA said. Sanctions for two Fourth Class Cadetmarchers who failed to account their classmates before and after the swimmingclass are still being discussed, it added. It is also arranging to have a teamfrom the Philippine Navy Special Operations Group to be part of all water-bornetraining activities of the Cadets.(With areport from ABS-CBN News/PN) Both Bete and Catalan are barred fromholding public office and from taking the civil service examinations. They haveyet to comment on the PMA’s decision.  last_img read more

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US 421 in Greensburg to be resurfaced

September 24, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to resurface US Highway 421 in Greensburg this spring and summer.Work will also include the installation of 51 ADA-compliant curb ramps.Crews will repair and resurface the highway between Wilder Street to just south of State Road 3.There will be closures starting in June to pave the section between Main Street and the bypass.Preparations for the project will begin on Tuesday.last_img

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Batesville job fair coming

September 24, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgBatesville, In. — The “Work Batesville Job Fair” will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall in Batesville.Businesses are encouraged to register here for the event. Unemployed or underemployed people are encouraged to attend the event in proper attire for the position desired and with multiple copies of your resume.last_img

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Berahino nets as Baggies beat Palace

September 21, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_img The result at The Hawthorns means Palace, overseen for a second successive match by caretaker boss Keith Millen, have now lost nine of their 10 league fixtures this term and their last seven in a row. As for the Baggies, it made for a welcome return to form after last week’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool, which had ended a five-match unbeaten run in the league. And for their 20-year-old forward Berahino, the success story simply continues. In what is truly proving a breakthrough season, this goal added to the one that had helped his team to all three points at Manchester United in September. His other four Albion goals have come in the Capital One Cup, and he has also scored four times for England Under-21s. Talks are ongoing between his representatives and West Brom over a new contract and Baggies fans will be eager to see a deal finalised. The hosts, 11th in the table, began brightly and Shane Long, starting a league game for the first time since his proposed transfer deadline day move to Hull failed to materialise, tried to latch onto a ball over the top that deceived Julian Speroni, but the striker could not prevent it from going out of play. Virtually out of nowhere, Palace then fired a warning as their former Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura collected the ball from Marouane Chamakh’s flick-on and cracked a shot inside the box that Boaz Myhill managed to parry at his near post. Chamakh attempted to burst through the Baggies defence soon – after only to overhit the ball, before Guedioura collided with Myhill and appeared to take a knee to the chest. Having been down for some time receiving treatment, the Algeria international was carried from the pitch on a stretcher, with Jason Puncheon replacing him. Around 10 minutes later Albion were forced into an early substitution of their own as Billy Jones, nursing an apparent hamstring problem, came off for Berahino. The game had gone into something of a lull, which James Morrison’s shot blazed high over the bar and Puncheon’s skewed effort across the face of goal did little to alleviate, but West Brom then snatched the lead with a minute of normal time remaining in the first half. Collecting the ball from Brunt on the left, Sessegnon found the space to drift into the Palace box and provided a cutback for Berahino, who took one touch with his right foot before finishing with his left. Berahino tried his luck again moments later with a shot from outsie the area that Speroni dealt with. West Brom were again on the attack after the restart and it required a decent headed clearance from Joel Ward to avert the danger from a cross by Morgan Amalfitano, who then had strike blocked by Danny Gabbidon. Palace tried to hit back and after Myhill pushed a deflected Puncheon shot behind, Jedinak connected with Jerome Thomas’ corner but sent his header narrowly wide. The ball then came to Chamakh in a dangerous position, and although he failed to control it and it ran away from him, it might have gone in. At the other end, Dean Moxey made a superb last-ditch tackle to take the ball away from Long, who had looked set to score following good work from Berahino, before Brunt steered an effort just wide. West Brom’s second then duly arrived as McAuley crashed in Brunt’s delivery. Palace strived to pull a goal back, with Myhill denying substitute Yannick Bolasie, but they were soon out of time. Saido Berahino scored his sixth West Brom goal of the season as managerless Barclays Premier League basement boys Crystal Palace sunk to a 2-0 defeat. Substitute Berahino opened the scoring in the 44th minute, collecting the ball from Stephane Sessegnon just inside the area and slotting home calmly. Albion’s 2-0 win was then wrapped up in the 83rd minute when Gareth McAuley headed in from Chris Brunt’s corner. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Anelka happy at West Brom

September 21, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgWest Brom striker Nicolas Anelka has no intention of leaving the club this month, despite the ongoing furore over his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration – but has made it clear he has an open mind about his future beyond the end of the season. That game was also new West Brom head coach Pepe Mel’s first in charge. And at a press conference to preview his next – Wednesday’s clash with midlands rivals Aston Villa, which will be Albion’s first match since Anelka was charged – the Spaniard indicated he intends to keep selecting the striker. Asked if Anelka would play against Villa, Mel said: “He has a 99 per cent chance, yes.” West Brom have said their own internal inquiry into the matter will be concluded once the FA’s disciplinary process has finished, and that they will not be making any further comment relating to Anelka’s charge until then. The ‘quenelle’ was created by a friend of Anelka’s, French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, who has been prosecuted for anti-Semitism. Anelka has said his salute, which he described as a “dedication” to Dieudonne, was aimed at the French establishment. The player has also insisted he is neither anti-Semitic nor racist. Reports over the last few days have linked the former France international, who joined Albion in July on a one-year deal that they have the option to extend by another campaign, with Italian outfit Lazio, and on Saturday he wrote on Twitter: “On my way…” Anelka then posted a series of further messages on Monday in which he signalled his desire to stay with the Baggies. But the 34-year-old also made reference to the prospect of his situation changing this summer – with retiring at that point appearing to be an option he is giving considerable thought to. He tweeted: “Thanks to Lazio & all the others clubs who wanted to sign me this last days. See you this summer if I decide to continue… “But the question is why should I leave my club & England? I’m happy here & I did nothing wrong… “So now it’s time to stay focus on my football with my club & I will try my best on the pitch like I always do!” The Football Association has charged Anelka over the ‘quenelle’ pose he struck after scoring against West Ham on December 28, a salute some say is anti-Semitic. He faces a minimum five-match ban if found guilty. Anelka has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, which it is understood is unlikely to take place until the end of February. Shortly after the West Ham game, West Brom released a statement saying they accepted the celebration had caused some offence and that Anelka had been asked to refrain from doing it again, with the player agreeing to do so. He has continued to play for Albion since and started their last fixture, at home against Everton on January 20, just hours after the Baggies’ sponsors Zoopla announced they had decided to end their association with the club at the end of this season. Press Associationlast_img read more

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UW hockey in good hands with Street, Geoffrion

September 17, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgOne’s a soft-spoken junior. The other’s an outspokensophomore. But together, Ben Street and Blake Geoffrion are captains in thewaiting for the UW men’s hockey team.The Badgers had their end-of-the-year awards banquet Friday,recognizing members of the team for their performances during the 2007-08season. While the event was a chance to reflect on the season that was, thefocus of Mike Eaves’ squad has already shifted to next year.For the first time since 2003-04, Wisconsin will have twocaptains and no assistant captains — a change of pace from the most recentseason, in which senior Davis Drewiske donned the “C” on his sweater,with Street and senior Kyle Klubertanz serving as assistants.On its surface, the decision to name co-captains might be abit of a strange one. Instead of having one true team leader in the locker roomand on the ice, the Badgers now have two.In Street and Geoffrion, though, the talented UW team thatcame within one goal of the Frozen Four should be in good hands.Either one could have earned the title of Mr. Reliable.Street played in all 40 of Wisconsin’s games, and never went more than threegames without recording a point. Meanwhile, Geoffrion missed just four gameswhile playing in the World Juniors and had only one stretch of more than twogames in which he was held scoreless. The duo trailed only Kyle Turris inscoring, finishing in a tie for second on the team with 30 points (Streetnotched 13 goals and 17 assists, while Geoffrion added 10 and 20).Production like that — as well as the dependability — isdefinitely something fans want to see in their team leaders.But captains can’t be fully identified by stats alone.Whoever takes on the added responsibility needs to have a sense of maturity andan innate ability to lead.Street has shown he’s got these characteristics already,serving last year as an assistant captain under the tutelage of Drewiske;Geoffrion continues to exhibit his comfort with the team, and has had plenty offamily history to draw on for leadership (his dad, grandfather andgreat-grandfather all played in the NHL).Mix their personalities together, and you’ve got the recipefor success.Street is not the most vocal member of the team, preferringto speak softly and let his play do the talking — much in the way Drewiskecarried out his captain duties. Geoffrion, on the other hand, is a wholedifferent story.Perhaps the loudest member of the Badgers, Geoffrion is notafraid to get in your face both verbally and physically — especially if you’rea member of the opposing team. His game is all about annoying the opponent,getting under their skin and taking advantage of a flustered foe. In some ways,he’s like the A.J. Pierzynski or Charles Barkley of college hockey.With such contrasting styles of play, it might seem somewhatof an anomaly that they’ll be leading the team in tandem. Looking closer at thesituation, however, one might find the move much more strategic than itappears.Aside from what they do on the ice, the Street/Geoffrionregime will provide balance to a team that looked inconsistent at times thispast season. The calmness and consistency of Street should keep the Badgersgrounded and level-headed, while the physical play of Geoffrion will give theteam an added level of intensity both in the locker room and on the ice.Last season, Drewiske was looked up to by a very young UWroster that boasted nine freshmen and nine sophomores. Now that they havedeveloped and matured with a year of experience under their belt, the team isready to make the leap.Street and Geoffrion are just the guys to make that happen.?Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. Let him knowwhat you think makes a perfect captain by e-mailing him at tmason@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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