Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments It is Castroneves’ fourth Indy 500 win, following victories in 2001, 2002 and 2009.The 46-year-old Brazilian was driving for Meyer Shanks Racing.Castroneves is known as “Spiderman” for climbing the fence to celebrate his wins, according to the IndyCar.com site. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Indy 500center_img Indy 500 hosts largest crowd since start of pandemic June 1, 2021 Advertisement“This will be a fence climb for the ages,” IndyCar tweeted after the race finish.The event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was billed as the most-attended sporting event since the pandemic’s start, with the 135,000 tickets available — approximately 40% of the Indiana racetrack’s capacity — quickly selling out.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisement (CNN) — Helio Castroneves finished first in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.last_img read more

Dream Victory for Kevin Staut at Last Longines Leg in Bordeaux

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Kevin Staut pinned French compatriot, Simon Delestre, into runner-up spot at the nail-biting last leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2015 Western European League in Bordeaux (FRA) tonight. It was Staut’s first major victory for some time, and it was achieved by a brilliant performance from the 35-year-old rider and his 15-year-old gelding Reveur de Hurtebise HDC who brought the packed stadium of spectators to their feet.With 17 through to the jump-off, and huge tension in the air as riders battled it out for the last few qualifying spots still up for grabs for next month’s Longines Final in Gothenburg (SWE), this was never going to be an easy one to win. And the man who currently ranks 14th in the world was keen to firmly secure his place at the Swedish fixture.“I felt I needed a few more points but normally I’m not really fast with this horse, and the last time we won a 5-Star Grand Prix was in Monte Carlo five years ago! But he has been fantastic here in Bordeaux and everything went great for us in the jump-off” said Staut, who added that tonight’s victory is a real confidence-booster for the remainder of this Olympic year.Surprise exitPius Schwizer and PSG Future, winners at the penultimate leg of the series on home ground in Zurich (SUI) last Sunday, made a surprise exit from the competition following a mistake at the first element of the influential triple combination, fence six in the first round. But 17 took on the jump-off course designed by Italy’s Uliano Vezzani, and it was as clever as it gets, with control, balance, pace and accuracy all put to the ultimate test.Starting out over a big oxer, most rode a seven-stride pattern to the following oxer before turning left-handed to yet another which was formerly the second obstacle on the track. And Britain’s Laura Renwick snatched the early lead with Bintang ll when turning sharp right-handed to the fourth jump on this course, the vertical at fence eight which was followed by the tricky double, oxer-to-vertical, at nine. Turning right again horses needed to angle the next oxer, fence 10, before taking a long run to the vertical at 12 and finally making another long gallop to the closing Longines oxer. Second against the clock, Renwick set the target in 42.35 seconds, and although this was clearly a beatable time it was always going to be competitive.Smoothest of ridesThree horses later, three-time FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion Marcus Ehning went out in front when bringing the spectacular grey stallion, Cornado NRW, home in 41.97 seconds with the smoothest of rides. Ireland’s Denis Lynch and All Star slotted in behind the German with a lovely tour in 42.03 when seventh into the ring, but both were overtaken by a great round from Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander who never broke the rhythm with Caretina de Joter to cruise into temporary runner-up position in 40.90 seconds when next to go. However Staut really raised the bar, and almost lifted the roof off the Bordeaux stadium, when galloping home with the clock showing 39.86 seconds to take the lead.His partner and team-mate, Penelope Leprevost, looked set to oust him when taking a stride out between the first two fences with Vagabond de Pomme. But fence 10 hit the floor for four faults, so the darling of the French crowd had to settle for eighth place in the final analysis despite producing the fastest jump-off time of 39.30.There were just three left to run now, including two more from the host nation, and Patrice Delaveau and Lacrimoso looked set to rejig the leaderboard until clipping the penultimate vertical in 39.89 seconds. Dutch star, Mikael van der Vleuten, took a more cautious tour with the ever-reliable VDL Group Verdi to post a clear in 44.11 seconds when second-last into the ring, but Staut’s biggest threat was last man Delestre who, like Leprevost, rode six strides between the first two fences but who seemed to run a little wide on the turn that followed. The French rider who currently holds the no. 2 spot in the Longines rankings and who is seriously threatening world no 1, Britain’s Scott Brash, left all the timber intact but had to settle for runner-up spot when stopping the timers in 40.74 seconds with Qlassic Bois Margot.Slightest error“When there are so many in the jump-off you are quickly knocked out by the slightest error” Delestre pointed out at the post competition press conference. Individual bronze medallist at the FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER) last summer he has, however, finished second on the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League, behind Germany’s Christian Ahlmann in pole position, and has the Gothenburg Final clearly in his sights.As does tonight’s winner Staut, who reflected on his victory. “It’s been such a long time since I’ve been at a press conference I was beginning to forget what it is like! And it has been a long time since I have won anything big, 2015 was not a good year for me”, he pointed out.Officially retiredHis brilliant mare, Silvana, will be officially retired in Bordeaux on Sunday and her retirement marks a turning point for the French rider. “I have had many good wins in my career including the World Cup here in Bordeaux four years ago with Silvana, but now she is out of competition and it’s all a new deal for me. This win is a good thing for the Olympic season though, and I’m delighted for my horse (Reveur de Hurtebise), he is 15 years old but we make a good team together, we have a strong connection”, he said. Reveur will enjoy a two-month break now, and Staut is looking at his options of other horses for the Longines Final. “It will be either For Joy or Qurack, I’m not sure yet”, he said tonight.Staut also talked with some emotion about what Silvana’s retirement means to him. “She had a great season last year and we decided not to do another one, she has done so much for me and we have so much respect for her – the time seems right just now”, he said. But the great 17-year-old grey mare will still be very much part of his life. “She stays in my stable and I will still ride her every day. It will be difficult to find another horse who could take her place in my heart. She can now look forward to a quiet life and a quiet home, and we will have many more happy days ahead of us!” he added.Results1, Reveur de Hurtebise HDC (Kevin Staut) FRA 0/0 39.86; 2, Qlassic Bois Margot (Simon Delestre) FRA 0/0 40.74; 3, Caretina de Joter (Edwina Tops-Alexander) AUS 0/0 40.90; 4, Cornado NRW (Marcus Ehning) GER 0/0 41.97; 5, All Star 5 (Denis Lynch) IRL 0/0 42.03; 6, Bintang ll (Laura Renwick) GBR 0/0 42.35; 7, VDL Groep Verdi TN NOP (Maikel van der Vleuten) NED 0/0 44.11; 8, Vagabond de la Pomme (Penelope Leprevost) FRA 0/4 39.30; 9, Lacrimoso 3 HDC (Patrice Delaveau) FRA 0/4 39.89; 10, Papillon Z (Jerome Guery) BEL 0/4 41.47; 11, Colestus (Ludger Beerbaum) GER 0/4 42.03; 12, Quenelle du Py (Olivier Robert) FRA 0/4 42.74; 13, Don VHP Z (Harrie Smolders) NED 0/4 44.18; 14, Van Gogh (Marco Kutscher) GER 0/8 41.36; 15, Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Gregory Wathelet) BEL 0/8 42.49; 16, Viking (Michael Whitaker) GBR 0/8 42.93; 17, Con Dios lll (Rene Lopez) COL 0/17 66.46.Full result here Tags: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Premier Volleyball League to play in Bacolod on Oct. 13

first_imgMANILA – The Premier Volleyball League is setto make its return to Western Visayas with a pair of Open Conferenceelimination round matches on Oct. 13 at the University of St. La Salle Gym inBacolod City. The Lady Troopers is set to be led by Guimarasnative Jovelyn Gonzaga and Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo. Serving as curtain raiser in the double-headeris an exhibition match between Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts andUniversity of St. La Salle Bacolod Lady Stingers at 1:30 p.m. This will be the second time PVL plays aregular match in Western Visayas following the encounter between the CoolSmashers and BanKo Perlas Lady Spikers in the Reinforced Conference in IloiloCity./PN The Cool Smashers will brandish its powerhouseroster of Alyssa Valdez, Michelle Gumabao, Jessica Galanza and Risa Sato whileMotolite will have Bacolodnon Ma. Arielle Estranero, Myla Pablo, Diana Carlos,and Maria Lina Molde. Newcomer Choco Mucho Flying Titans will betested by Pacific Town-Philippine Army Lady Troopers at 4 p.m. Choco Mucho Flying Titans led by Madeleine Madayag and Kat Tolentino is one of the four teams that will play in the Premier V-League Open Conference out-of-town match on Oct. 13, 2019 at the University of St. La Salle Gym in Bacolod City. SPIN.PH PHOTO The Flying Titans is to be led by UAAP Season81 champions Ateneo Lady Eagles trio of Bea de Leon, Kat Tolentino andMadeleine Madayag. This will be followed by the matchup betweenCreamline Cool Smashers and Motolite at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Contact initiated for West Ham player to leave club this summer,…

first_imgNewspaper AS claims that in case Betis qualify for the Europa League, they’ll seriously strengthen their squad, and the 31-year-old is one on the list.The first contacts have already started.The outlet says that the club already tried to sign Adrian last summer, but as confirmed by the goalkeeper, West Ham didn’t have any intention to negotiate his sale.But a ‘new context’ is expected for the next summer, so there’s this hope that a deal could be found in case a new attempt is made. Always depending on the Europa League qualification.Embed from Getty ImagesThe newspaper doesn’t really say how much Betis would spend on the deal, or what West Ham’s demands are. Adrián has a contract with the Hammers running until 2019, so there’s still time to get a decent fee with his sale.A lot will depend on how David Moyes sees the West Ham goalkeeping situation going forward.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndo La Liga side Real Betis could be interested in making another attempt to sign West Ham goalkeeper Adrián, according to claims from Spain today.last_img read more

Riders on bound rounds

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT A 25-YEAR-OLD event in Berwick will go ahead in October after failing to run earlier in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Epcot’s UK Pavilion Now Sells Corgis

first_imgShare This!One of my favorite aspects of the Epcot World Showcase pavilions is that they sell items that have nothing to do with Disney. Sure, there are usually Disney tee shirt tie-ins, or plush character representations of the countries, but alongside the branded merchandise is a bunch of stuff that’s just randomly representative of the country’s zeitgeist.In that vein, there are now large displays of plush corgi dogs for sale in the UK pavilion. Corgis have long been the favored animal companions of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s dogs are practically synonymous with the kingdom itself. And so, for $18.99, you too can have a pet to watch The Crown with.last_img read more

Does This Country Need More HR Professionals?

first_imgIt’s been just shy of a month since SHRM16 took over our nation’s capital but nearly a month is fairly late for getting a “post-SHRM16” blog written.To my credit, a lot has happened since that time; likewise, I have been mentally occupied so it was difficult for me to write much. But, better late than never and today, I hope this is a worthwhile read for you.SHRM16 was my 6th National Conference; each year, I walk away inspired about my profession, my career, etc. This year was no different and I have a plethora of ideas mulling about in my head on how to improve things in my professional world.However, the professional insights I received this year pale in comparison to the personal insights and inspirations with which I carried dearly back with me as I boarded my plane to Alaska.You see, I am disheartened with the great divide affecting our beloved country. My heart can barely stand to read and watch the news nowadays. Friendships have been stressed or severed, work relationships have deteriorated, and partnerships have been severely strained because of prejudice, bigotry, perceptions, offenses, and the like.It’s everywhere – you see it in neighbors who are guarded or judgmental, you hear it in the grocery lines, you observe it on the bleachers at your kids baseball game.I see, I listen and I wonder,·         “Why are we so committed to being right?”·         “Why are we so committed to being better or winning?”·         “Why are we so committed to putting others else in their place?”·         “Why are we so committed to placing blame?”·         “Why are we so committed to hurting people?”I just don’t get it.Hold that thought…I, a Human Resources Professional for 20+ years, just don’t get it.Am I different?I think, perhaps I am.As a Human Resources Professional, am I not trained to consider the totality of the circumstances? Do I not strive to identify what is fair and just?As a Human Resources Professional, am I not trained to collaborate and compromise? Do I not strive to work towards solutions?As a Human Resources Professional, am I not trained to look beyond stereotypes and assumptions? Do I not strive to consider one’s merit?As a Human Resources Professional, am I not trained to accept and encourage responsibility? Do I not strive to hold myself and others accountable?As a Human Resources Professional, am I not trained to protect people from the behaviors of others? Do I not strive to create within my workplace and model kindness and acceptance?I am!I do!  And for one week, one very special week in DC, I got to be around my peeps! Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize how much I needed a reprieve from the bad juju of this country until I was in a convention center stuffed to the gills with other HR folks.We get it!The positive energy regarding what’s going on in our nation turned me on!The healthy, value added conversations and disagreements energized me!The shared concern was comforting!(Truth me told, I cried in the bathroom with two friends, Julie Stephens-Doyle and Rebecca Briley, and was comforted because they are as worried as I am. It made me feel less crazy, less paranoid, less alone!)But alas, here’s the sad truth…our country isn’t filled with HR professionals!So this is where you come in…Find them!Develop them!Mentor them!I believe the values and beliefs of a great HR professional are the cornerstones of a great community.·         Fairness·         Collaboration·         Compromise·         Acceptance·         Tolerance·         Kindness·         GenerositySo, dear and great HR professional, go forth!  Do your jobs correctly!Your willingness to model these values and corresponding behaviors in the workplace will be noticed and hopefully, they will spread to people’s homes, neighborhoods, churches, etc.I’ll leave you with this:I think we need more HR professionals…or at least more people who act like us.last_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Educated Guesses in Development

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing the process of making educated guesses during the development stage of the interview.Your subject knows more than you do about what they were involved in. In development we want to expand the admissions to get closer to the true involvement that they’ve had, so you want to make educated guesses about what else they might have taken based on their admission.For example, if someone steals a fishing pole there are accessories such as tackle, lures, fishing line, or even a boat. If someone steals a phone ask about cases, headphones, or chargers. If someone is a common booster and they take common booster items such as baby formula, ask about other booster items like razor blades, and so forth.- Sponsor – By making educated guesses we allow ourselves an opportunity to get closer to the true scope of their involvement.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Mobile: Boosting Productivity and Quality in the Construction Industry

first_imgA recent survey of construction firms by ENR confirmed that mobile devices and applications are now common place in the field, and their use is transforming how the construction business works.  Workers are using applications to retrieve and view data, collaborate, standardize processes, and to collect data that can be used for calculating metrics. The benefits of real-time access to project data are huge.  With the new generation of mobile devices, remote workers are able to work more efficiently and their work is typically of higher quality.  Immediate access to construction drawings and data enables problems to be solved quickly while workers can remain on-site. Mobile devices are changing the way many jobs are being performed. The construction industry is one example where workers in the field are seeing big change.  Tablets, Smartphones, and a new breed of ‘rugged notebook computers’ are replacing older mobile devices like two-way radios and cell phones. The ENR survey also asked construction workers which apps on their mobile devices are most used for their work.  The top five mobile apps workers cited are: Bluebeam Revu for iPad – allows collaboration, markup and measurement capabilities to PDF filesAutoDesk BIM 360 Field – supports building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows for detecting clashes and visualizinf building dataPlanGrid – supports markups for a variety of drawing typesDropbox – allows the storage, transfer and viewing of filesGood Reader – supports file viewing and markuplast_img read more

Petra Kvitova beats Kristina Mladenovic to lift title in St Petersburg

first_imgDouble Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova captured the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday for her first title of the year, beating defending champion Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2 in the final.Kvitova, who entered the tournament as a wild card, was dominant in the opening exchanges and hit 16 winners in taking the first set.The 27-year-old broke her French opponent’s serve twice more in the second set to seal the match in just over an hour.”This was a special tournament for me,” Kvitova said in her on-court interview.”All week, I played unbelievable matches and I really had to fight to make the final. It is not easy at the beginning of the year. I had to focus hard for the win.”[email protected]_Kvitova giving her @Formula_TX pic.twitter.com/pPyUCBb0XZ— WTA (@WTA) February 4, 2018The Czech left-hander gave few opportunities on her serve to Mladenovic, firing nine aces and saving all three break points faced in front of a buoyant Sibur Arena crowd.”Coming into this week, there was a lot of pressure and I don’t think many people expected me to show up in the finals,” the 24-year-old Mladenovic said in her runner-up [email protected]_TX Champion @Petra_Kvitova thanks the crowd after winning her first WTA of 2018! pic.twitter.com/OE6pvfr2da— WTA (@WTA) February 4, 2018″I fought very hard every single match to make it back here but Petra had an amazing week.”The victory meant Kvitova maintained her streak of winning at least one WTA title since 2011 and now moves back up to world number 21, while German semi-finalist Julia Goerges will make her top-10 debut in Monday’s rankings.advertisementlast_img read more