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Spanish veteran Sainz bosses Dakar stage five

first_imgSpanish veteran Carlos Sainz, the 2010 and 2018 champion, consolidated his overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning Thursday’s fifth stage, his 34th stage victory in the race being held this year in Saudi Arabia.The 57-year-old Mini driver clocked 3hr 52min 01sec around the 563km (353km special) route from Al Ula to Hail through boulder-strewn, sandy surroundings including hills occasionally scattered with desert grass.Sainz finished 2min 56sec ahead of his main rival, defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar in his Toyota.“We gained three minutes and pushed really hard at the end,” said Sainz.“I’m very happy because the car is working well. I had a flat tyre at the start of the special, but I managed to make up the time.”Sainz added: “I’m doing the best I can, but tomorrow when we open the route, maybe it will be completely different.”Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel, nicknamed ‘Mr Dakar’ for his 13 victories in the marathon rally, followed up on his victory in Wednesday’s fourth stage with a third-placed finish, 6:11 off Sainz’s pace.“It was a completely different kind of stage today. For us it was not really perfect because we had two punctures,” bemoaned Peterhansel.“One at the beginning on a rock, but also one slow puncture on the dunes. I don’t know why, maybe just a small piece of bush.“So we had to stop two times and the second time Carlos overtook me and I tried to follow him on the dunes and the camel grass, but he was really fast.”Peterhansel’s multiple victories in the Dakar have come seven times in a car and six times on a motorbike, and he likened the final run-in to this stage as being on two wheels.“Carlos pushed a lot and I was really at my limit to stay within reach of him. After that, we overtook Nasser and took three minutes from him before finishing all three cars together, like a final in motocross,” the Frenchman said.There was a second stage victory in the motorbike category for Australian KTM rider Toby Price.The defending champion came through the finish line 1:12 ahead of Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla, with his Husqvarna teammate Andrew Short of the United States in third (+2:31).American Ricky Brabec (Honda) finished fourth to retain his lead of the overall standings, 9:06 ahead of Price.“The race is really close,” Brabec conceded. “Toby made a few minutes on me, I caught (third-placed) Kevin (Benavides) today.“Tomorrow could be tricky. We’ll have to see what happens.”There was drama, however, as Britain’s Sam Sunderland, the 2017 winner and sixth overall at the start of the day, was forced to withdraw from the Dakar after what organisers called a “severe fall” halfway through the stage that left him with back and left shoulder injuries.Friday sees the cavalcade take on a 830km sixth stage (477km special) from Hail to the Saudi capital of Riyadh before a rest day on Saturday.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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With a huff, a meme and a poke, Garmin users just let it go

first_imgWith the world emerging tentatively from a global shut down, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, amateur athletes reacted with a refreshing sense of optimism after their smart watches stopped working for four days.Garmin reacted quickly to the crash last week, admitting it was dealing with an outage which affected its syncing system and its mobile app.This was followed two days later with a desperate apology from the multinational technology company, as it continued its battle to restore its services to its millions of customers around the globe. Garmin explained the battle it had faced after falling victim to what it described as a “cyber attack”, with reports blaming a ransomware viral assault after hackers allegedly demanded a $10 million (R165million) ransom to release their grip on the company’s virtual system.With the crash apparently affecting its status on the stock market, as well as disrupting important devices including the navigation systems used in some aeroplanes, Garmin tried its best to alleviate concerns expressed by its customers in the wake of the temporary collapse.“We have no indication that any customer data… was accessed, lost or stolen,” the company said.“Additionally, the functionality of Garmin products was not affected, other than the ability to access online services.”Despite their obvious frustration, those who utilise the smart devices were seemingly willing to let it go. But not without a witty snap and a poke.“How did the Garmin hacker escape? He just ransomware.”For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. On Monday, however, there were visible signs of relief from the multinational corporation.“We are happy to report that many of the systems and services affected by the recent outage… are returning to operation,” Garmin said, admitting it might take a few days before its services were fully operational.Already left to train alone under government lockdown regulations, with mass participation races indefinitely suspended, South African users at first showed frustration, flocking to social media to confirm they were not alone. Their personal devices were not broken.Seemingly accepting the situation, however, they soon opted to display a collective sense of humour.“If a Garmin server falls over in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does your run still count?” asked one meme doing the rounds on Facebook.The collective response? No, if it’s not recorded on a smart watch, it doesn’t count.last_img read more

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Sir Alex predicted Jurgen Klopp’s success at Liverpool : Jamie Carragher

first_imgAdvertisement w3dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egj1f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pmemWould you ever consider trying this?😱hfiCan your students do this? 🌚3h31kRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool won their 6th Champions League trophy on Saturday , engineered by Jurgen Klopp. Since the German’s arrival , Liverpool have improved their squad significantly and have been expressive on the pitch in their high pressing and direct brand of football. Klopp’s six year regime at Anfield finally bore fruit as Liverpool finally won a major trophy.Advertisement Liverpool have been serious challengers for the title now for quite some years now and are the favourites alongisde City for the coming season’s Premier League trophy. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted this rise of Liverpool FC under Klopp well before as he writes in his column at the telegraph :Advertisement “I can recall the moment when I became genuinely excited about what Jurgen Klopp would bring to Liverpool. It was not just his work in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, thrilling as that was. Nor was it that his natural enthusiasm and personality was so perfect for Anfield, which he demonstrated upon arrival. There is more to being a great manager than charm and personality,” Carragher wrote, before adding:“The true endorsement came on a visit to Old Trafford a couple of years ago. I was invited to play in Michael Carrick’s testimonial and had the chance to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson. I had read Fergie’s complimentary remarks about the Liverpool manager, so wanted to hear more. “He’s got something about him. He is very confident,” Sir Alex told me.”Advertisement “There was a look of genuine admiration for Klopp, accompanied by that added hint of concern, telling me all I needed. “If Fergie is worried, this guy must be the real deal,” I thought,” Carragher wrote. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Connacht Rugby And BLK Sport Launch Away & European Jersey 2019/20

first_imgConnacht Rugby in partnership with BLK Sport haverevealed their new Away and European jerseys for the 2019/20 season at an exclusiveSeason Ticket Member event at Elverys Intersport, Galway Retail Park. The new Away jersey features total diagonal linesand the new Connacht Eagle proudly across the chest and torso, finished withstriking fluro green trim and collar detail. The jersey also features a uniquesilicon gel logo application and fluro green Connacht branding on the lowerback.The new European jersey features navy diagonal linesand a fluro green mist across the chest and torso, finished with striking flurogreen trim and collar detail. The jersey also features a unique silicon gellogo application and fluro green Connacht branding on the lower back.Commenting on the unveiling of the new jersey, Headof Commercial and Marketing at Connacht Rugby Brian Mahony said: “We aredelighted to be launching our European and away jersey ahead of an excitingseason of Champions Cup and PRO14 rugby. We have some huge games coming up inthe Sportsground, as we compete with the top teams in Europe in bothcompetitions. Our kit partners BLK have yet again come up with world classdesigns and technical products for our new range. I have no doubt they will beworn with massive pride by players and supporters alike”.Commenting on the new Connacht Rugby Europeanjersey, Bruce Wood, Head of Brand Ireland at BLK Sport, said: “Working closelywith Connacht management, we wanted to make a strong statement with Connachtpreparing for their return to the Champions Cup, we believe that these the newAway & European kits will delight the fans & players alike”.Commenting on the unveiling of the new ConnachtRugby European jersey, Anne-Marie Hanly, Senior Marketing Manager at IntersportElverys said: “Intersport Elverys are delighted to add the new Connacht RugbyEuropean and Away jerseys to the 2019/20 range. Having Elverys.ie on the frontof the jerseys this season will bring our offering to a whole new audience, asConnacht Rugby take on the best in Europe once again”The team will wear the new away kit when they lineout against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on the 28th September. The Europeanjersey will get its first outing when Connacht face Montpellier at TheSportsground, Sunday 28th November. Tickets are available fromwww.connachtrugby.ie/tickets. The full Connacht range is exclusively availableat Intersport Elverys and online at from Thursday 19th September at 10am.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The new jerseys are made in BLK’s new 2019 template,featuring an updated collar and sleeve detail with BLK’s exclusive Exotekfabric throughout the main body. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK toenhance athlete performance, while maximising player manoeuvrability.center_img John Porch, Caolin Blade and Niyi Adeolokun pictured at the launch of the 2019/20 Connacht Rugby Away & European Kit from BLK Ireland at Elverys Intersport, Galway Retail Park.last_img read more

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France’s Pouille upsets Nadal to reach quarters

first_imgYoung Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreak 8-6 to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Sunday.Displaying poise beyond his years, the 22-year-old Pouille took charge early and led two sets to one, then rebounded after sagging in the fourth set to win 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) in a four-hour struggle against the fourth seed.Playing his third consecutive five-set match, 24th seed Pouille, still looking for his first ATP Tour title, showed that his quarter-final advance earlier this season at Wimbledon was no fluke.“It’s my first match on the center court, against Rafa,” Pouille said in an on-court interview after dropping flat on his back in celebration after his forehand winner ended the marathon on his fourth match point.“I couldn’t dream better than this.”The see-saw battle carried all the way into the fifth-set tiebreak, reached after Pouille answered Nadal’s opening game service break with one of his own in the eighth game.In the tension-packed decider, the Frenchman rushed out to a 4-1 lead. Double U.S. Open winner Nadal drew within 4-3 but a forehand winner by Pouille made it 6-3 for triple match point.Nadal, who has made an extraordinary comeback from a wrist injury that forced him to retire before his third-round match at Roland Garros and withdraw from Wimbledon, fought them all off to make it 6-6.The Spaniard looked poised to reach match point himself when he came in on a short ball and looked set to unleash a winner, but his forehand found the net and Pouille made no such mistake on his big swing that finished the match.“I learned that it’s never over until the last point,” said Pouille. “I was a break down in the fifth, I came back and led 6-3 in the tiebreak and he came back. Yeah, it’s never done until the last point is over.”Said Nadal: “I fight until the end, until the last ball. Was a very close match. I congratulate my opponent, he played with better decisions than me the last couple of points.Nadal said Pouille has a very bright future.“He’s a player that has all the shots. He’s a potential top 10 and good fight for the big things the next couple of years, if he’s able to keep playing well, keep improving.”Pouille will play 10th-seeded compatriot Gael Monfils in the last eight.Monfils advanced with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory winner against unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, and has yet to lose a set in the tournament.last_img read more

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McIlroy hits back after accused of being ‘bored’ by Elkington at US Open

first_imgRory McIlroy and Steve Elkington engaged in a social media spat after the Australian took a potshot at the world number two who missed the cut at the U.S. Open in Erin, Wisconsin on Friday.Elkington, the 1995 PGA Championship winner, suggested that McIlroy had lost interest in adding to his collection of four major championships.“Rory is so bored playiing golf…without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank,” Elkington wrote on Twitter.“Nobody more gifted than Rory… Hes so bored playing golf on tour,” Texas-based Australian Elkington wrote in a separate tweet.McIlroy was not amused.“More like 200mil… not bad for a ‘bored’ 28 year old… plenty more where that came from,” replied the Northern Irishman.Elkington said Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, to which McIlroy called out the Australian’s spelling and wrote “That’s why jack designed 100’s of golf courses… and it’s knew… mustn’t have taught grammar in the 50’s.”The exchange came after McIlroy struggled to avoid the brutal Erin Hills rough in a shocking first-round 78 en route to an early exit from the year’s second major.For the first time since 1974, four players head into the weekend tied atop the leaderboard, with Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman and English duo Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood locked at seven-under 137.That foursome does not quite roll off the tongue like the 1974 gang of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and eventual winner Hale Irwin, but nevertheless.Rain started falling a couple of hours after the end of the second round on Friday night, and with thunderstorms likely on Saturday afternoon, chances are the course will not be firm and fiery.The wind is also forecast to be light all day, so birdies should again be plentiful.But the long fescue rough remains a severe punishment for wildly inaccuracy, so precision off the tee will remain of paramount importance, no matter what the conditions.Webb Simpson, the 2012 champion, and fellow American Tyler Light will be the Saturday dew sweepers, teeing off at 8.26 a.m. Central (1336 GMT), with the final pairing of Casey and Harman out at 2.29 p.m. Central (1929 GMT).Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all failed to make the cut on Friday, the first time that the top three players in the world failed to qualify for weekend play at the championship since the rankings were created in 1986.Last year’s winner and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line.Second-ranked McIlroy, who has played just six tournaments this year while battling a nagging rib injury, shot one-under 71 after opening with a six-over 78, and number three Day had a second-round 75 to finish on 10-over 154.last_img read more

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Missing snowmobilers found safe near Chetwynd

first_imgA search and rescue mission was conducted with the assistance of the local Search and Rescue team. The search party heard from the wife of one of the snowmobilers this morning, indicating she had received a SPOT message on her computer asking for help with GPS coordinates. SPOT is a satellite messaging and emergency communications system, that helps alert when assistance is needed. Those coordinates helped the search team find the pair, both in good health. The RCMP is taking this opportunity to advise the public to plan ahead for recreation activities. That includes checking weather and avalanche conditions, and using the SPOT system.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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The best medicine

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“This is just another example of women leaders in this community stepping up and making a difference,” said Harren. Following dinner, Judith Opdahl, Wellness Community executive director/CEO and a cancer survivor, welcomed guests to the first of a two-night fundraiser, complete with dinner, silent- and live-auctions and a great lineup of comics. In April, The Wellness Community South Bay Cities, located on the Redondo Beach pier, celebrated 20 years of offering free support groups and services. Rebecca Weintraub, a TWC board member who is approaching her fifth anniversary of a battle with an aggressive breast cancer, served as auctioneer for the live auction. She humored members of the crowd into opening their wallets. When there was a bidding war for Ramona “Sky Chick” Cox’s aerial plane ride for five passengers to Catalina (it went for $1,500), Cox offered two trips, netting $3,000 for the TWC. And in an impressive act of generosity (and passionate pleading by Weintraub), 40 women each bid $100 for identical pink wristwatches with breast cancer insignias on the bracelet. It might seem politically incorrect to laugh in the face of cancer. But try telling this to Tuesday’s jam-packed audience of women on a mission during “Girls Night Out,” a benefit for The Wellness Community South Bay Cities at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Cancer struck a personal chord with most of the guests, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The tears, however, were from laughing, not crying. Wearing pink “Girls Night Out” caps, the crowd grew increasingly jovial throughout the evening as women sipped drinks and bid in a silent auction. One huge table held 20 nurse leaders from Little Company of Mary Hospital, along with Kathy Harren, the hospital’s chief nursing officer. During the evening, Weintraub shared insights from her own cancer ordeal. “I realized that nobody knows how many years they have on the planet and nobody knows how they are going to die,” she said. “But if we worry about that, we will give up what we have for sure, and that is today.” She said her most difficult task was to tell colleagues and loved ones about her diagnosis, causing them to “get this (sad) cancer face.” But once she joined the Wellness Community’s Tuesday morning support group, she no longer had to “ruin anyone’s day,” she said. “When I was weak, they were strong. When I was scared, they were courageous. When I was sad, they made me laugh. When I thought I had nothing left with which to fight, they picked me up and fought for me.” Weintraub said it takes $16,800 to run a support group for a year, a priceless service, free to all cancer patients. “If you have friends or loved ones going through cancer, then drive them – drag them – to the Wellness Community,” she said. “I cannot imagine anyone having to fight this battle without the Wellness Community.” meredith.grenier@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Halloween Calendar

first_imgLombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturday and Sunday at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fillmore & Western Railway will offer its popular Pumpkinliner excursions in a vintage train through the rural countryside of Ventura County to a pumpkin patch, 10 and 11 a.m., 12:10, 1:10 and 2:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, departing from Central Park in Fillmore. Dinner trains during weekend evenings will have scarier themes. Call (800) 773-8724. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Friday through Tuesday at Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. General admission: $59.99. Parking: $15. Call (661) 255-4111. Molar Manor “House of the Living Dead” will provide scary entertainment, 6 p.m. today through Sunday plus Tuesday at 19415 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 or $20 for a fast pass. Call (661) 252-7978. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Santa Clarita Improv will present a Halloween Spook-tacular in the form of “Who’s Line is it Anyway,” 8 p.m. today at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for students. Call (661) 288-0000. Monster Mash Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Fall Festival will feature games, magic shows and “Trick-a-Trunk,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 257-4741.last_img read more

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Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez dedicates Manchester United win to the fans

first_img1 Benitez dedicates win to the fans Rafael Benitez has dedicated Newcastle United’s victory over Manchester United to the fans as they climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone.Matt Ritchie’s well-taken finish was enough to see off Jose Mourinho’s men as the Magpies climbed up to 13th in the table with a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.There were stellar performances all over the pitch for Newcastle and Benitez madde sure to dedicate the victory to the fans.He said: “Obviously we know that we are working really hard to play a game like this one.“And to see this in front of our fans and the way that we played, but also our position in the table now.“All these things together has to be a boost for everyone.”Tensions have been running high in the north-east, with speculation about a takeover proving fruitless and fan protests dominating much of the headlines.However, three points on Sunday means Newcastle will go into their basement battle with Bournemouth in a fortnight’s time with renewed confidence.last_img read more

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