first_imgMichael “Mick” Doohan, the GP500 era MotoGP legend, has stated that the Mandalika circuit would stand out from other circuits because in terms of design and layout, the circuit had a more modern run-off.The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which manages the Mandalika circuit, has stated that all preparations in regards to quality and safety standards set by the International Motorcycling Federation will finish by year-end.In accordance with the timeline, the road asphalting was begun in January and is expected to be finished by the end of this year, before the circuit is tested by riders prior to the race, the ITDC reported.The ITDC also opened ticket reservations for the Mandalika MotoGP on Jan. 20. Approximately 4,000 of 10,000 tickets were sold in the first order period.“The [Mandalika] MotoGP will be held for three days, which are the testing day, the qualifications and the finals, from Friday to Sunday,” ITDC corporate secretary Miranti Rendranti told Kompas recently. (syk)Topics : Marquez added that he and his team members had a lot of fans in Indonesia, so he was glad to have the chance to race in Mandalika as he knew the racing community in the country had been waiting for quite some time.Repsol Honda Team manager Alberto Puig admitted he was also excited to see the Mandalika circuit, which he said he believed would be a fun place to race.“From what I hear, this circuit will have some fun facilities. This will be an exciting race series in Indonesia,” Puig said.MotoGP management has uploaded a short video on its official social media account, showing a 3D illustration of the Mandalika street circuit with coastal views. MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team warmly welcomed Indonesia’s plan to host one of MotoGP’s series next year, which is to be held on the newly built Mandalika street circuit in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.In a promotional visit for his Repsol Honda Team to Indonesia on Tuesday, Marquez expressed his excitement about Indonesia hosting the MotoGP race.“Now we have Malaysia and Thailand, then Indonesia. We have come here many times and this is not the first time we have made a presentation in Indonesia,” Marquez said, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more


first_imgThe health ministry said on Tuesday that 92 people had died so far from coronavirus, one of the highest death tolls outside China where the epidemic originated late last year. It said 2,922 people had been infected with the disease.Among those infected is first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri, the IranWire news site reported, citing an “informed source”. There was no immediate confirmation from officials.Several Iranian officials have come down with coronavirus and one senior official died from an infection on Monday.The Islamic Republic has cancelled Friday prayers in all provincial capitals this week because of the coronavirus outbreak, state television reported on Wednesday. Coronavirus has spread to almost all of Iran’s provinces but the country will get through the outbreak with a “minimum” number of deaths, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.”This disease is a widespread disease,” he said during a Cabinet meeting, according to the official presidency website.”It has reached almost all our provinces and in one sense it’s a global disease.” Rouhani said Iran would get through the outbreak with a minimum number of deaths and in the shortest period of time thanks to the skills of its doctors and nurses.He took a jab at an American offer to help with the outbreak without mentioning the United States directly.Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States had offered to help Iran with the outbreak.”They’ve appeared with a mask of sympathy that ‘we also want to help the people of Iran’,” Rouhani said. “If you are really telling the truth, then lift sanctions from medicine.”President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from a multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran in 2018 and reimposed sanctions which have hammered Iran’s economy.US officials have said that the sanctions do not target medicine for Iran, a point Iranian officials dispute.Video aired on state television of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting showed Rouhani and ministers in a larger room than the usual venue for the weekly gathering.IranWire reported that Jahangiri was quarantined last week after a government meeting on combating coronavirus that was attended by several ministers and senior officials.Separately, Bahrain on Wednesday reported three new coronavirus cases, raising its total number to 52.Oman also reported three new cases – two Iranians and one Omani, raising its total number to 15, according to the Omani health ministry. All three cases were related to travel to Iran, the ministry said.And the Dubai Health Authority reported on Wednesday that a 16-year-old student had tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of cases in the United Arab Emirates to 28.Several countries in the Gulf region have reported coronavirus infections in individuals who had traveled to Iran.Topics :last_img read more


first_imgMesut Ozil is yet to feature for Arsenal this season (Arsenal/Getty)Mikel Arteta disagrees with Arsene Wenger’s claim that Mesut Ozil is being ‘wasted’ at Arsenal.Ozil is yet to feature for the Gunners this season, while the club’s hierarchy have reportedly held negotiations which would release the midfielder from his contract before the end of the campaign.Earlier this week, Wenger admitted he was unhappy to see Ozil’s situation at Arsenal and believes the midfielder still has a lot to offer to Arteta’s side.‘I feel it is a waste for him,’ Wenger said when asked about Ozil’s situation.ADVERTISEMENT‘Firstly because he’s in the years where a player of his talent can produce the most.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And it’s a waste for the club as well because he’s a super talent, a creative talent that in the final third can create that killer pass.’ Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 1:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link511Shares Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil is being wasted at Arsenal (AFP via Getty Images)But when asked about Wenger’s assessment, Arteta said: ‘I think you have to try to find a way to fit every player with their own qualities.‘This is our job and this is our responsibility with all the players we have to manage.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOzil was also left out of Arsenal’s squad for their upcoming Europa League campaign and Arteta admits it was a ‘difficult decision’ to omit the 32-year-old.‘Well he wasn’t the only one who’s not in the squad,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘It was a really difficult decision for me to make because to leave players out of the squad at that level where they know they cannot get involved is really tough.‘I don’t like it at all but the decision has to be made because we have a limit on foreign players and unfortunately we have to make that decision.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mikel Arteta responds to Arsene Wenger claiming Mesut Ozil is ‘wasted’ at Arsenal Commentlast_img read more


first_imgThe detached studio is the perfect spot for afternoon tea. The Fig Tree Cottage last sold in 2009 for $610,000, according to CoreLogic data. Now, the property on the market again with Ms Pryce hoping for a fairytale ending. The charming Fig Tree Cottage. ”It would make the perfect Airbnb,” Ms Reich said. Owner Alison Pryce said she was selling to make a sea change. “I would love to live here forever but (it’s) time for a new chapter in my life,” Ms Pryce said. “I love the four different seasons here, watching the changes in nature and the in the garden — the climate is perfect.” The property has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ms Reich said the owner had lived her fairytale dream at the cottage for almost 10 years. “She has loved it because everyone is friendly and it’s a close-knit community, which reminded her of an English village she grew up in,” she said. Ms Reich said the property would be perfect for someone to settle into or use as an short-term rental investment property. “It would make the perfect Airbnb.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago A charming cottage at 4 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain, has hit the market. An enchanting cottage in the Gold Coast hinterlands is ready to have the next chapter of its fairytale written. The charming cottage at 4 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain, has hit the market offering buyers the chance to live happily ever after. Hutton & Hutton agent Ivana Reich, who is marketing the property, said buyers could start their own fairytale at the rustic abode but said unfortunately prince charming was not included. “It was built in 1988 by an English builder who went to England to learn how to build a typical English Cottage and replicate it here at Tamborine Mountain,” Ms Reich said. “It’s such an iconic house in Tamborine Mountain, everyone seems to know this particular home.” While a handsome price in not part of the package, buyers might find a few frogs at the nearby Cedar Creek Falls.The tourist hotspot is 10 minutes’ drive away and has plenty of swimming holes along the track. The property is also close to Gallery Walk and the scenic Mt Tamborine Rainforest walk. The kitchen is perfect for baking. Scones, maybe? Live happily ever after. The owner has put her magic touch on the property, just like Cinderella’s fairy godmother did before she went to the ball.A romantic and magical feel is achieved through the two-bedroom property’s delightful country gardens, exposed timber beams, combustion wood fireplace, dormer windows and cosy interiors. All this is set behind a picture perfect white picket fence. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast properties taking longer to sell compared to a year ago MORE NEWS: Classic Gold Coast beach house fetches more than $1.7 million under the hammerlast_img read more


first_imgThe forming of the PTF-ELCAC is in compliancewith President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order (EO) 70. “The target given by the President is untilthe end of his term,” he added. Brigadier General Eric Vinoya, JTF-Negroscommander, said on Friday the aim is take down the communist-terrorist group’snorthern and central Negros fronts. In Negros Occidental alone, there is acontinued presence of the CPP-NPA cadres mainly in the first, fifth and sixdistricts, although the military said their number has dwindled in recentyears. “Our target for the northern Negros front andthe central Negros front is up to the end of this year,” he added. BACOLOD City – The military’s Joint Task Force(JTF) Negros looks forward to dismantling two of the Communist Party of thePhilippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebel fronts on the island by the endof the year.    Army officials applaud the surrender of a firearm of former communist rebel ‘Ka Joros’ to Brigadier General Eric Vinoya (second from right) during the North Negros Peace Summit in Escalante City on Friday. NANETTE L. GUADALQUIVER/PNAcenter_img Vinoya said as the head of JTF-Negros, he istasked to expedite the ending of local communist armed conflict in Negrosthrough various efforts, including focused military operations, communitysupport programs, and working with the Provincial Task Force on Ending LocalCommunist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) in the two provinces. “With those two provincial task forces, therewill be a whole-of-nation approach already. There is collaboration not onlyfrom the security forces but also from local government units and nationalgovernment agencies,” he added. Under EO 70, there is a shift from atraditional military-centric approach to a civilian-led way in confronting thecommunist terrorist groups (CTGs) to a whole-of-nation approach, in which themilitary solution should be just one of the many components in addressing thecommunist insurgency.(With a report fromPNA/PN) Vinoya said the fast-tracked operations forthe rest of the NPA’s fronts on the island will follow next year. The Army maintains two brigades in the NegrosIsland: The 303rd Infantry Brigade based in Murcia, Negros Occidental led byBrigadier General Benedict Arevalo, who supervises the 94th, 79th, and 62ndinfantry battalions (IB); and the 302IB stationed in Tanjay City, NegrosOriental headed by Colonel Noel Baluyan.last_img read more


first_imgJCD Varsity Track hosted a 4 way meet with Trinity Lutheran, Milan and Shawe.Ladies Results: Milan 73, JCD 60, Trinity 44 and Shawe 31.Men’s Results Milan 78, JCD 54, Trinity 45 and Shawe 34.Places for JCD ;  100 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 3.10Adrian Peetz12.2hJac-Cen-Del5.9Tanner Dilk13.0hJac-Cen-Del; 200 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 4.9Tanner Dilk25.7hJac-Cen-Del 5.11Michael Schmitt27.2h PRJac-Cen-Del ; 400 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 5.11Quentin Comer60.0hJac-Cen-Del; 800 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 5.10Nathan Laswell2:38h PRJac-Cen-Del; 1600 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 5.10Nathan Laswell6:04hJac-Cen-Del; 110m Hurdles – 39″  Varsity – Finals x; 2.10Blake Simon19.8hJac-Cen-Del; 300m Hurdles – 36″  Varsity – Finals x; 2.10Blake Simon53.0hJac-Cen-Del ; 4×100 Relay  Varsity – Finals x; 1.Relay Team48.5hJac-Cen-Del; 4×800 Relay  Varsity – Finals x; 2.Relay Team12:52hJac-Cen-Del; Shot Put – 12lb  Varsity – Finals x; 1.11Dylan Parcell38’5Jac-Cen-Del2.11Michael Schmitt37’0Jac-Cen-Del; Discus – 1.6kg  Varsity – Finals x; 1.11Michael Schmitt115’0 PRJac-Cen-Del5.11Dylan Parcell96’1Jac-Cen-Del10Jacob Simon90’7 PRJac-Cen-Del; High Jump  Varsity – Finals x 1.10Garrett Boor6’0Jac-Cen-Del; Long Jump  Varsity – Finals x; 2.10Adrian Peetz17’4Jac-Cen-Del5.10Garrett Boor16’7 PRJac-Cen-Del; 100 Meters  Varsity – Finals x’; 4.12Liberiti Stenger14.5hJac-Cen-Del; 400 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 4.9Sophanna Decory1:11hJac-Cen-Del; 800 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 2.11Shianna Bellingham2:43h PRJac-Cen-Del5.9Autumn Hammond16:50hJac-Cen-Del; 1600 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 1.11Shianna Bellingham6:01h SRJac-Cen-Del4.10Elyse Hunger6:39hJac-Cen-Del; 3200 Meters  Varsity – Finals x; 1.10Elyse Hunger14:26hJac-Cen-Del4.9Autumn; Hammond16:50hJac-Cen-Del; 4×100 Relay  Varsity – Finals x; 1.Relay Team60.5hJac-Cen-Del; 4×800 Relay  Varsity – Finals x; 2.Relay Team12:52hJac-Cen-Del; Shot Put – 4kg  Varsity – Finals x; 1.10Elizabeth Newhart27’11Jac-Cen-Del2.10Kelsey Sebastian26’7Jac-Cen-Del3.10Gracie Edwards16’11 PRJac-Cen-Del; Discus – 1kg  Varsity – Finals x; 2.10Elizabeth Newhart71’1.5Jac-Cen-Del3.10Kelsey Sebastian69’7Jac-Cen-Del; High Jump  Varsity – Finals x; 5.10Taylor Wilhoit4’6 PRJac-Cen-Del; Long Jump  Varsity – Finals x; 2.12Liberiti Stenger14’0 SRJac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more


first_imgBOONE, Iowa – One-way radios will be mandatory for all drivers in all divisions competing at the Sept. 2-7 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Drivers have the option of using either the RACEceiver Fusion 1600, which will operate on Channel 300, or Nitro-Bee, which will operate on Channel 299.If they do not already own such a device, both makes will be available for purchase on Manufacturers’ Row throughout the week.last_img


first_imgVENTURA, Calif. (March 16) – Danny Lauer was the winner of a fast and furious 20-lap IMCA Modified main event to open the season at Ventura Raceway. Austin Grabowski led laps one and two before Lauer took control and stayed in front to the finish, taking the win over 2018 track champion Trevor Fitzgibbon, who drove from the back of the field to finish second. Following Lauer and Fitzgibbon across the line were Dave Phipps, Austin Grabowski and Jack Parker.last_img


first_img “Brian gives the group so much. His experience and composure gives the other guys confidence and that’s the most pleasing thing,” Leinster coach Matt O’Connor said. “He hasn’t been in our environment that much this season, but what he gives to the rest of the boys in training and the field is massive. “This season that’s certainly the best we’ve played. The first 20 minutes were very, very good. “The scoreline wasn’t indicative of how hard the game was. We played really well and they were a little inaccurate.” “We were embarrassed out there and came second best. We made a terrible start and that didn’t improve,” he said. “Sometimes you make bad starts and have a bad five or 10 minutes, but you at least expect to come back fighting. But we were completely outclassed. “I don’t know why that fight was missing. It was a game we were building up to, it was our big game – at home against one of Europe’s finest teams. “I feel embarrassed because we’ve let the fans down. We have some great fans here. They love their European rugby. It’s a great competition for us but we’ve messed up. “We were bad. Everything we spoke about during the week, the opposite happened. We’ll need to front up next weekend. “It doesn’t need me to give the lads a b********g. We have a quality group of players there and they know they have let themselves down.” Luke Fitzgerald completed a hat-trick of tries and Jamie Heaslip, Eoin Reddan and Brian O’Driscoll also crossed with Leinster cantering 26-0 ahead at half time, claiming the bonus point in the process. O’Driscoll, 35 in January and in his final season, was masterful as he set up the opening two tries for Fitzgerald in his first Heineken Cup appearance of the season. Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder was “embarrassed” by Saints’ 40-7 Heineken Cup capitulation to Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens. Six tries were leaked as the 2000 champions crashed to a record-equalling biggest defeat in Europe to leave their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals in tatters. Mallinder admitted the result was the low point of his six-year reign in the East Midlands and that supporters had been let down by a feeble performance lacking in character. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img “When you go back out on Friday after a good score you know what you can do, so you’re going out with some expectations compared to Thursday. “I think I’ve just got to approach it trying to hit solid shots the first few holes and play my way into the round, just like I did today. “I just have to take it one hole at a time, one shot at a time – I know everyone says it and you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true.” McIlroy insists he has learned not to watch leaderboards so early in a tournament in order to help him not chase a score when it is not necessary. “I’ll just be conscious of myself but I’ll try not to think about where I am on the leaderboard or what position I am in the tournament because it’s irrelevant, it’s only the second day. “You might need to know on the back nine on Sunday but apart from that, you just go out and try to play your best. “I think when I’m in a real good mindset I don’t really look at leaderboards too much. Is it a change from the last few weeks? Yes. “There’s nothing really to it, it’s just trying to put those expectations aside.” McIlroy is determined even a change in the weather from the sunny, calm conditions he enjoyed on Thursday will not affect him. “I feel I’m well prepared this week for whatever the conditions,” he added. “I’ve practised in windy conditions the last few weeks. I’ve practised the shots that I might need for a bad day like tomorrow might be. “Will that help in any way? It might do, because you’re really just concentrating on one shot at a time when the weather is like that. “It’s not like I’ve shot good scores in first rounds and haven’t backed them up before. I’m used to doing that. I just haven’t done it recently. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings and what weather it is and try to handle it as best I can.” Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy insists he does not fear Fridays and has no worries about a repeat of the last time he led the Open Championship after day one. At Hoylake he carded a blemish-free six-under 66 to lead by one from Italian Matteo Manassero but his recent travails on Fridays have led to something akin to a second-day syndrome with the 25-year-old struggling terribly. In the current calendar year he is 50 under par for his first rounds and nine over for his second. With a change in the weather expected on Friday – although nothing as severe as what blew through the Old Course four years ago – there could be some trepidation when McIlroy steps onto the first tee at 2.27pm but he is confident he can see past that. “That first morning in St Andrews was similar in terms of the conditions, it was very scoreable,” said the Northern Irishman, who collapsed in the final round of the 2011 Masters after an opening 65 only to bounce back two months later with a wire-to-wire win at the US Open. “I actually think this is a very similar type of golf course and the game plan is actually quite similar in some ways. “Any time you shoot 66 at the Open Championship, you’re going to be pleased: it’s another great start and I’m looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. “Whenever I go out and play on Thursdays there’s not really many expectations. “You’re going out there and you’re trying to find a rhythm and you’re just trying to play your way into the round. Four years ago the two-time major winner shot the lowest first round in the tournament’s long and illustrious history with a 63 at St Andrews in similar benign conditions to those at Royal Liverpool on Thursday. He returned the next day and carded an 80 in atrocious weather which blew his challenge for the Claret Jug off course, although he still managed to recover to finish joint third. Press Associationlast_img read more