Many observers believe already that Hamilton and Verstappen are from another planet, such was their superiority at the Hungaroring where they were more than a minute clear of the two Ferraris and lapped the rest of the field.That has led to much ‘silly season’ speculation that they might fit into the same team –- a scenario that Red Bull’s mid-season improvement may render redundant and, ultimately, undesirable.“I’m really happy that after a period of time when everyone was so negative, talking about the sport, we get this big step up from the Red Bulls and now we have a really good battle on our hands, and it looks like it will stay,” said Hamilton.“I think Ferrari will come back into play at some races like Spa and Monza and be quick on the straights — and there aren’t a lot of corners — so those places I think they will be really strong.“But Red Bull have been doing great. It’s awesome to see and I hope their performance continues and I really, really hope we have more battles like that.”Hamilton’s praise for his rival included recognition of the respect that exists between them despite a 13-year age gap, a welcome feature after so many acrimonious rivalries of the past.“Max is at his best and is continuing to perform great,” said Hamilton.“It’s really comforting and really important to see the respect level between us. It was really respectful driving and I hope to continue that.”Not so long ago the Dutchman was known as Mad Max — now it is a case of Maturing Max.“If we were fighting on the same points, it may have been a lot more aggressive,” said Hamilton.“But there was no need for that and it was really just about making sure that when you do finally pull off an overtaking manoeuvre that it is a clean, full sweep by.”Hamilton and Verstappen will have some time to put their feet up and consider their new rivalry. The next race is at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on September 1.Share on: WhatsApp Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. PHOTO via @F1Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Lewis Hamilton hailed Max Verstappen on Monday after a gripping duel in the Hungarian Grand Prix which left drivers and followers of Formula One looking forward to many more battles between the two.“There really is no better feeling from a racing driver’s point of view — when you have a race like this and face a really strong competitor and a great driver like Max,” explained Hamilton who came through to win the race.“When I got into second, I was like ‘OK, this whole battle we’ve been talking about me having with Max, we are going to have that today’ and it was really awesome.”There was an element of relief in the words of Hamilton who had to be at his very best to win the race.It needed an unexpected second pit-stop — a strategic masterstroke from his Mercedes team — and a 20-lap chase before the five-time world champion finally broke the resistance of the Dutch tyro’s Red Bull as it struggled on worn tyres.“Lewis’s driving was of a different dimension,” said Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff after the race.“At first, it did not seem possible but as soon as Lewis sniffed the position there was no holding back. It was an unbelievable drive.”It marked Hamilton’s record-extending seventh win in Hungary, which was the 81st victory of his career. Michael Schumacher’s record 91 wins looms ever-closer.More importantly for this season’s title race, it was the Briton’s eighth win out of 12 races in the first half of the season and, as the teams down tools for their summer break, puts him 62 points clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas.The battle between Hamilton and Verstappen produced a fourth thrilling race in succession to follow a drab processional French event in June.The Dutchman’s second place came after his first ever pole and followed victory in Germany, when Hamilton and the Mercedes team suffered an ‘Armageddon’ weekend.– Start of an era –Hungary, though, was the race that signalled the start of an era likely to be dominated by Red Bull’s 21-year-old duel with the 34-year-old Hamilton, whose achievements and individuality have made him F1’s brightest global star.
“We’re delighted to announce Mikel Arteta is joining the club as our head coach on Sunday,” read an Arsenal statement.“Mikel, a former club captain, played for us for five seasons from 2011 to 2016 and has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has been appointed head coach of English Premier League side Arsenal meaning a return to the club he played more than 100 games for.The 37-year-old Spaniard, who played for the Gunners from 2011-2016, signed a three-and-a-half year contract and ends a three-year stay as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.He replaces compatriot Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.
Update:The code red lockdown has been lifted.Police have not released any information at this time.Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach was placed on a code red lockdown due to a phone threat, Thursday.In a code red lockdown, school staff and students are secured in the rooms they are currently in, and no one is allowed to leave until the situation has been safely resolved or evacuated.This procedure is used when there is an imminent threat to the school building population.Police were on the scene Thursday.
A Florida sheriff is shaken up after he strikes and kills a pedestrian crossing the street in front of his unmarked patrol car. The sheriff was not en-route to a scene at the time of the accident.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving an unmarked 2017 Chevy Tahoe SUV northbound on US 19 just after 9 p.m., south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when he struck a man. The pedestrian was apparently trying to cross the street and walked into the path of the sheriff’s vehicle.The pedestrian died at the scene. The sheriff was not injured and there are no charges pending, according to the report.Prendergast has served as Citrus County sheriff since being elected to the post in November 2016.
However, Trump claims he had asked for Bolton’s resignation that night.One key area of disagreement between the two involved the future role of the U.S. military in Afghanistan.Bolton is not the first high-ranking Trump administration official to be ousted by the president via Twitter.In March of 2018, the President announced via Twitter that Mike Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, would replace Secretary Rex Tillerson at the State Department.In the summer of 2018, former FBI director James Comey was made aware of his firing during a speech he was giving at the FBI field office in Los Angeles.No other information is available at the time. National Security Adviser John Bolton is out.President Trump announced the firing via Twitter on Tuesday.Trump noted that he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions, “as did others” in the administration. The president vowed to name a new national security adviser next week.He also thanked Bolton for his service.Bolton seemingly blindsided by Trump quickly responded to the news via Twitter saying that he offered to resign Monday evening.
Police arrested Walton and transported him to TGK. Opa-Locka Police arrested former University of Miami and Dolphins running back Mark Walton on Thursday morning at around 3:30 AM, after receiving a domestic dispute call at 3261 NW 132nd Terrace.According to police, Walton got into a verbal dispute with the mother of his child. Police say there was no physical contact between Walton and the woman, but he violated a restraining order she filed against him in Broward County.In November of 2019, Walton was released from the Dolphins after he allegedly struck his then pregnant girlfriend.Miami Dolphins release running back Mark Walton after domestic violence arrest
On Monday President Trump signed an executive order to prevent price gouging and hoarding of critical medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.During Monday evening’s briefing, Attorney General William Barr said that there was proof of people hoarding and price gouging amid the pandemic. Barr said the order would prohibit people from buying supplies to make profit off of them. Trump is authorized under the Defense Production Act to prohibit hoarding of needed resources by designating them as scarce or threatened by people accumulating excessive amounts, Barr said.This order will give Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar the authority to designate certain supplies as critical, meaning those found to be hoarding or price gouging such equipment could face criminal action, Barr said.The DOJ and HHS are currently working to identify what materials as designated as critical.
On Tuesday the Miami Dolphins have announced plans to set up a drive-in theater at Hard Rock Stadium that will accommodate up to 230 cars.The drive-in theater will showcase “classic Miami Dolphins content from the team’s 54-year history, classic motion picture films, host commencement ceremonies and other events.”The Dolphins are also introducing an open-air theater that can be used to host small groups for an “intimate viewing experience on the complex’s south plaza.”As Florida begins to reopen, Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this month that he was hesitant to reopen indoor theaters, although he said drive-in theaters are “100% fine.”For more information, click here.
A new English senior women’s champion will be crowned tomorrow with four players staking their claim to hold the title for the first time.The semi-finalists are Cath Rawthore of Sale, Cheshire, who plays Devon’s Jo Shorrocks (Bigbury); and Hertfordshire’s Jackie Foster (Bishop’s Stortford) who takes on Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling (Richmond).Rawthore is hoping to add this title to her previous wins in the British seniors and the English senior strokeplay championships, but the other three are all seeking a first major win.They each made their way through two rounds of match play in glorious sunshine, which contrasted with the heavy rain of the stroke play qualifying session.The first round provided its share of upsets, with defending champion Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) losing to Kent’s Angela Jones (Chart Hills) on the 17th; while top seed Katherine Russell of Royal Ashdown Forest in Sussex was beaten on the last by Yorkshire’s Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield).Meanwhile, Caroline Berry (Bromborough) also moved into the last eight when she triumphed in the clash of the former champions, beating fellow Cheshire player Sue Dye (Delamere Forest); and Aileen Greenfield (Pycombe, Sussex) – the runner up in last year’s English senior stroke play – prevailed over Lancashire’s Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links). Rawthore defeated another past British senior champion, Felicity Christine (Woking), while Shorrocks knocked out Debbie Warren (King’s Norton).In the quarter finals, Shorrocks was first to claim her semi-final place, beating Wheeldon, one of the morning’s giant-killers, by 6/4. Shorrocks (image © Leaderboard Photography) was in charge from the start and reached the turn at five up.Rawthore soon followed her into the last four, beating another giant killer, Jones, by 5/4. “I holed some important putts at the right time,” she said.This will be her second semi-final and her game plan is simple: “I’m going to try and find every fairway!”Next through was Foster, who had had five consecutive birdies in her 6/5 first round win over Jersey’s Jenny Deeley. Her quarter final with former champion Berry was much closer and she eventually edged home 1up. The lead swung to and fro, but Foster crucially won the 17th with a great up and down from behind the green to get that one-hole advantage.“I played with Caroline in the stroke play qualifying and I know she’s a good player and that it would be tough,” said Foster, who reached last year’s quarter finals on her debut. “I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”Yorkshire’s Jobling completed the semi-final line-up with her 6/4 win over Greenfield. Earlier, she’d had a 2 up win over Carol Houghton (The Nottinghamshire) in the first round.“I was a little bit tentative this morning and I played much better in the afternoon, with a good front nine which gave me a solid start. I’m absolutely thrilled to be in the semi-finals and I just need to keep playing as I have been. Who knows what will happen tomorrow!”Click here for full scores from Round 1 and the quarter finals. 12 May 2016 Final four stake their claim to an England title
18 Sep 2016 Hayling’s late charge wins Champion Club title The three-man team from Hayling in Hampshire staged a tremendous late charge to win the English Champion Club title by two shots at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, on the Suffolk/Essex border.After yesterday’s first round on the Gainsborough course, Toby Burden, Richard Harris and Kevin Hickman were 19-over par, in 16th place and 14 shots behind the halfway leaders, Woburn.Today, they were still 19-over par after completing 27 holes, but they zipped through the final nine in a team total of eight-under par and rocketed to the top of the leaderboard. Burden and Hickman both went round in four-under 67 while Harris added level par 71 for a total of 11-over par (image © Leaderboard Photography).They finished two clear of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and Woburn, from Berks, Bucks & Oxon, who tied on 13-over par. Spalding, Lincolnshire, and Henbury, Gloucestershire, were a further shot back.This is Hayling’s first victory in this prestigious championship and now the team will represent England in the European Men’s Club Trophy at Aroeira Golf Club, Portugal, from 20-22 October.Harris remarked: “Everyone at the club is really happy and excited. For me I’m still asking if it’s really happened because we were so far behind after the first round – and now we’ll be representing England.”Burden was first to stake their claim, and his 67 improved on his opening round by 11 shots. Hayling is a links course and, with Friday’s practice round washed out by heavy rain, he had initially struggled to adapt to the hilly, tree-lined course where water is a feature.“But I got used to it and went at everything today. Why not? We had nothing to lose,” he said. Between them, the team devised a game plan for today which Burden stuck to and was well-rewarded with five birdies and just one bogey.“We knew we’d have to improve by about eight shots. I’ve done four of them!” he said after signing his card.Harris was next and his 71 and also improved on his first day score by 11 shots. He was on the closing holes when he learned from the on-course scoring that the team was in contention and despite the nerves he birdied the long 16th and pulled off a great par save from 25 yards right of the 18th.“When we started playing we were just going to shoot the score and see what happened. But the pressure starts to build when you know you are in contention” he said.Finally Hickman, who was one-over yesterday, completed the fightback with his bogey-free 67. “I didn’t really know what my team-mates were doing, I just focussed on my own game and did what I could to see if we could come first. I played solid and didn’t make any mistakes.”He was level par to the turn before playing the back nine in four-under with a birdie on the 11th and three in a row from the 13th. “We needed something!” said Hickman, who has been a Hayling member for only 18 months.He was playing alongside Worksop’s Andy Oates, who went round in three-under 68 after an eventful round which confirmed his club as runners-up on countback. He chipped in twice, for an eagle on the sixth and a birdie on the eighth to reach the turn in two-under.Worksop have won the championship once before, in 1993, and have been regulars at the final in recent years with frequent top ten places. “It’s the best competition because anything can happen and it’s a great weekend. We bring our families and supporters and it’s brilliant,” said Oates. His team-mates were Martin Foulkes, a past winner of the English mid-amateur championship, and Keir Stockdale.Woburn’s team of Gary Mumford, Jack Bartlett and Harry Noton set the halfway pace with their opening score of five over par. Today they were eight-over, slipping back from top place.Spalding’s Simon Richardson topped the individual table on six under-par after rounds of 70 and today’s bogey-free 66. He was two-under going out with birdies on the 1st and 5th and then had three in a row from the 14th. “I birdied the first today and that was it,” he said. “I probably left four or five shots out there out there as well.“It’s disappointing the team has come up a bit short but from a personal point of view it’s nice to shoot the scores.” He finished the event three clear of Hayling’s Hickman and four ahead of Henbury’s Nick Day.Click here for full scoresCaption: The winning team from Hayling Golf Club (from left) Kevin Hickman, Toby Burden and Richard Harris.