Hamilton equals Senna with win at Spa

first_imgSPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (CMC): World champion Lewis Hamilton equalled the legendary Ayrton Senna with 80 podium finishes, as he cruised to victory in yesterday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The Brit, who started on pole, took the chequered flag in one hour, 23.40 minutes, to beat Mercedes teammate and main title rival Nico Rosberg into second and record his sixth win of the Formula One season and the 39th of an already stellar career. Lotus’ Romain Grosjean finished third for the troubled outfit’s first podium in two years. “It’s been incredible. The whole circuit just packed out with all you fans. So thank you all for coming. And for me, just an amazing weekend again,” a thrilled Hamilton said afterwards. “Incredible job done by the team throughout the pit stops, throughout the whole weekend, the guys back at the factory … . You know, today was a dream. The whole weekend, the car was fantastic. So thank you guys.” Starting on pole, Hamilton got away well, while Rosberg, second on the grid, struggled and fell behind Force India’s Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull. By the time he reclaimed second spot, Hamilton was nearly nine seconds clear and controlled the race to the end. “Nico had obviously good pace, but I was able to answer most of the time. So I was fairly relaxed at the front,” said Hamilton, whose paternal grandparents hail from Grenada. “The car, was feeling great, and it was really about looking after the tyres, particularly at the end when I saw that one of the tyres had blown on another car. I was being very cautious. So in the last two laps, Nico was allowed to close the gap.” With the win, Hamilton moved to 227 points, 28 clear of Rosberg.last_img read more

Sanchez drugs test miss down to us, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal have not been contacted by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over the missed test yet, said Wenger.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 26 – Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alexis Sanchez missed a drugs test on the day he moved to Manchester United, and that the responsibility lies with Arsenal.Arsenal have not been contacted by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over the missed test yet, said Wenger. The Frenchman defended Sanchez and Arsenal over their co-operation with anti-doping procedures, but admitted the error lies with his club.Wenger said: “Honestly on the admin side it would still be our responsibility because on the day he had not moved so maybe it will be down to us, our responsibility, I don’t know what happened but usually we try our best to get players available.”Sanchez’s whereabouts were unknown to anti-doping authorities as he finalised his transfer to Manchester United on Monday, and Wenger insisted his absence from his test was down to special circumstances.“I’m quite relaxed because we have nothing to hide here and we always try to do our best to cooperate with doping control,” he said. “I’ve pushed for football to do more for doping. This was a special day.“The most important is that the intention is right. The intention of Alexis was not to hide, neither was ours. We have nothing to hide.”Manchester United and the FA have so far declined to comment on reports that Sanchez missed a drugs test.Sanchez is set to make his debut against Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday after Jose Mourinho named the player in his squad.-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Donegal agricultural manufacturer seeks production operator

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of the North-West’s leading agricultural manufacturers is seeking to recruit a Shift Feed Mill Panel Operator to join their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team.Smyths Daleside Feeds based in Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal manufacture animal feeds for the domestic market. Smiths was established in 1865 and is a subsidiary of Donegal Investment Group.Job Title: Shift Feed Mill Panel Operator  Description: Production Operator role operating computerised feed batching equipment to manufacture livestock feeds, carry out sampling and quality assurance, recording and documenting ingredients and maintaining and cleaning equipment.Hours: Shift role hours of work rotating 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.Seasonal role September to April-May depending on demand.  If you are interested please send your up-to-date CV to emarley@donegaligroup.com by Wednesday 9th November, 2016. Alternatively you can post your CV to The Human Resources Manager, Donegal Investment Group, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Job Vacancy: Donegal agricultural manufacturer seeks production operator was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Arizona Cardinals defense struggled last season, ranking 23rd against the pass and 30th against the run.Those numbers were as disappointing as they were horrifying.With players like Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell, Joey Porter, Clark Haggans, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes on the team, there would appear to be little reason for the Cards defense to be among the league’s worst. Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Comments   Share   But they were.Calais Campbell, one of the players who did not play up to expectations, thinks he knows why things didn’t go well. He told Pro Football Focus it was about chemistry. “A lot of games we were in sync and we played well, and we were out of sync we really struggled and we got blown up,” he said. Campbell mentioned the Saints game, where the Cardinals won because of their defense (and not NFC Rookie of the Week Max Hall’s exploits, no matter what people wanted you to believe at the time), but also mentioned the team’s Week 3 meltdown in San Diego, where the Cards got blasted 41-10. “When it comes down to it, it’s just confidence in each other and being in sync and play with chemistry,” he said. “It stinks with the way the off season is this year because we miss out on a lot of opportunities to build our relationships.”Good or bad, depending on how you look at it, the defense will return largely in tact. They integrated a lot of new pieces last year, and the unfamiliarity may have led to some of the struggles.That won’t be an excuse this year, though, and if the Cardinals are to return to the playoffs they’ll need the defense to step up and actually stop someone. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more