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Mercedes Wolff fears no-deal Brexit s effect on Formula One

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads into the new Formula One season seeking a sixth consecutive title. It's the looming possibility of a chaotic rupture of the United Kingdom from the European Union that would be most problematic. "That is a nightmare scenario that I don't want to even envisage," Wolff said on Monday, the opening day of preseason testing near Barcelona. "If a no-deal Brexit would happen like has been discussed, I think we would have a major impact in terms of our operations going to the races and getting our cars developed and ready." Last month, the British Parliament voted down the deal Prime Minister Theresa May had initially reached with the other 27 members of the EU. The clock is ticking toward March 29, when the U.K. is due to leave the bloc with or without a deal. That will come with F1 teams preparing for the second grand prix of the season in Bahrain on March 31. What a divorce would mean without negotiated terms to handle the legal and commercial implication is hard to predict, but most agree there would be a risk for considerable disruption to trade and the legal status of foreigners. Besides Mercedes, which has its factory 70 miles northwest of London, the Red Bull, Renault, Williams, McLaren and Racing Point teams also have facilities in the U.K. Wolff fears that an ugly Brexit will give an advantage to those teams based on the European continent. That would mean Ferrari, Mercedes' biggest challenger in recent years, but it also includes the other Italian team, Toro Rosso; Haas, based in the United States; and Switzerland-based Alfa Romeo. "Brexit is a major concern for us, and it should be a major concern for all of us who live in the U.K. and operate out of the U.K.," Wolff said. He fears the disruption affecting not just the movement of teams, but also the shipping and delivering of car parts and Mercedes' staff, which has 26 different nationalities represented. "The way we are getting parts and services is just in time, at the last minute, into the U.K., and any major disruption in borders and taxes would massively damage the Formula 1 industry in the U.K.," Wolff said. "We have a fantastic access to talent today in the U.K. Formula One has grown. What Silicon Valley is to the U.S., Formula One is to the U.K., and at the moment, there is a risk whether the U.K. can stay as a competitive location as it is today." Red Bull team principal Chris Horner is also concerned, but believes that the industry will adjust. "You can paint a doomsday scenario of Brexit or you can actually maybe see how much it will affect our daily life," Horner said. "Whether there is no deal, any deal, we will have to deal with it.".....»»

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Vatican defrocks ex-cardinal

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington and had been an […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Mexican drug lord El Chapo convicted by New York jury

NEW YORK, USA – Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted Tuesday, February 12,  of crimes spanning a quarter-century in a trial that laid bare his lavish lifestyle and penchant for extreme violence as head of one of the world's most powerful gangs. The 61-year-old former boss of the notorious ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS: Another look at ʾBumbleBeeʾ    

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews /10 February) — ʺWow, it was fun. I can watch it again?ʺ said a male teenager to a companion after watching the $455-million box office hit ʾBumbleBeeʾ in a cinema in Bukidnonʾs recently opened mall. ʺIt was fantastic. I wish Bumblebee scans a dulog (monicker for Tuktuk-styled motorcab) and meets us here,ʺ […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

PNP Intensifies Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign in Bataan

Philippine National Police (PNP) stressed its strong determination to combat crimes in Bataan by further intensifying its anti-illegal drug campaign. During the recent Assessment on Anti-illegal Drugs Campaign, PNP Provincial Director Senior Supt.Marcelo Dayag said the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs campaign has brought changes in reducing criminality in the country. “There […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Amnesty accuses UAE of diverting arms to “militias” in Yemen

DUBAI — Amnesty International accused the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday of diverting arms supplied by Western and other states to “unaccountable militias accused of war crimes” in Yemen. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are leading a military coalition, including local forces drawn from various Yemeni factions, that is trying to restore the internationally recognized […] The post Amnesty accuses UAE of diverting arms to “militias” in Yemen appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Arsenal of oppression

Not even child rights advocates have been saying that children are incapable of committing crimes. Neither has anyone said that children are angels. But in reaction to Senator Risa Hontiveros’ opposition to the bill lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 12, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte made it seem as if those two assumptions… The post Arsenal of oppression appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Ivory coast& rsquo;s Gbagbo freed by war crimes court

Ivory coast& rsquo;s Gbagbo freed by war crimes court.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

6ix9ine acknowledges gang membership, pleads guilty

NEW YORK --- Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member. The plea was entered last week by the 22-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez. Information about it was unsealed Friday in Manhattan federal court. Known almost as much for his tattooed, rainbow-haired look as for his music, 6ix9ine was a social media phenomenon before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop. He has 15.5 million followers on Instagram. His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the top-sellers on iTunes following its February...Keep on reading: 6ix9ine acknowledges gang membership, pleads guilty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 2nd, 2019Related News

Rapper 6ix9ine acknowledges gang membership, pleads guilty

NEW YORK --- Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member. The plea was entered last week by the 22-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez. Information about it was unsealed Friday in Manhattan federal court. Known almost as much for his tattooed, rainbow-haired look as for his music, 6ix9ine was a social media phenomenon before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop. He has 15.5 million followers on Instagram. His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the top-sellers on iTunes following its February...Keep on reading: Rapper 6ix9ine acknowledges gang membership, pleads guilty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 2nd, 2019Related News

Senate panel seeks increased penalties for parents of children in conflict with law

A Senate panel recommended harsher punishment for parents of juvenile who commit crimes, echoing the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte that parents should be also be held accountable for their children’s offenses......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2019Related News

LA community condemns hate crimes at Armenian schools

PanARMENIAN.Net - "It is the equivalent of putting a Nazi swastika on the side of a Jewish school." This is how Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz described the hanging of.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2019Related News

City loses at Newcastle, Solskjaer s winning run ends

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Rafa Benitez never won the Premier League in his six years with Liverpool but he has done his old team a huge favor in its bid to end a 29-year wait for English soccer's biggest prize. Newcastle, the injury-hit and relegation-threatened team now managed by Benitez, pulled off one of the surprise results of the season by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Tuesday. City squandered a lead for the third time this season — this one at St. James' Park arrived after just 24 seconds through Sergio Aguero — and the champions have lost their sheen of impregnability as they bid to retain the league title for the first time. They stayed four points behind Liverpool, which can extend its lead to seven by beating Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday. There are just 14 matches for both teams after that. "When you are behind you have to win games, and we couldn't do that," said Guardiola, who remarked before the game that one slip-up would leave City's title hopes "almost over." It was a disappointing night for Manchester all around. Manchester United's interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was looking to become the first coach to win his first seven matches in charge of a Premier League team and continue his perfect start to managerial life at his former club. That's one record he won't be holding after Burnley — a team fighting relegation like Newcastle — surprisingly drew 2-2 at Old Trafford, with United scoring goals in the 87th minute through Paul Pogba's penalty and the second minute of injury time through Victor Lindelof to salvage a draw. Still, the way United kept fighting and scored late goals will be viewed as a positive by United's hierarchy as it weighs up whether to give Solskjaer the job on a full-time basis. "The comeback was brilliant," said Solskjaer, who was seeking a record-extending ninth straight win in all competitions to open his interim tenure. "The players have been asked about how they would react if they went 1-0 or 2-0 down, so I felt the comeback was fantastic." United fell two points behind fifth-place Arsenal, which beat Cardiff 2-1, and fourth-place Chelsea, which plays away to Bournemouth on Wednesday, in the race for the four Champions League qualification spots. SALA TRIBUTES It was Cardiff's first game since the disappearance of its new striker, Emilano Sala, and it was an emotional occasion for the Welsh club at Emirates Stadium as tributes were paid to the Argentine player. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and his staff wore daffodils — a national emblem for Wales — and the yellow flowers were handed out to both Cardiff and Arsenal fans before the game. The away fans held up a large banner reading: "We never saw you play and never saw you score, but Emiliano our beautiful Bluebird we will love you forever more." There was a minute of silent reflection for Sala and David Ibbotson, the pilot of the small passenger plane that was carrying the Argentine striker to Cardiff from his former French team, Nantes, when it disappeared over the English Channel last week. Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing pulling a goal back in injury time for Cardiff. ARNAUTOVIC INJURED Marko Arnautovic left the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot after an unhappy return to the West Ham team. The Austria forward missed West Ham's last two games after he was tempted to accept a lucrative offer from a Chinese club. On Friday, he said he was staying at West Ham and signed a new contract the following day, saying he couldn't wait to get back playing for the London club. He was recalled three days later but played only 77 minutes in West Ham's 3-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers before going off with a right leg injury. Mexico striker Raul Jimenez scored two of Wolves' goals as they climbed to seventh place. FULHAM HOPES BOOSTED Fulham boosted hopes of avoiding relegation by coming from two goals down after 17 minutes to beat Brighton 4-2. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored two of the goals for next-to-last Fulham, which is five points from safety. Huddersfield looks doomed, though, after a 1-0 home to loss to Everton that marked a disappointing start to his tenure for new coach Jan Siewert......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 30th, 2019Related News

Most Pinoys OK with jailing minors

A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on Tuesday revealed that Filipinos agree to jail minors who commit certain crimes – primarily murder and rape. The SWS said that majority of Filipinos also agree that the median age should be 15 years old according to two separate polls conducted in July and December of 2018. For […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify at closed U.S. House hearing next week

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify next week at a closed hearing of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee after postponing an appearance before another congressional panel, citing threats from Trump. Cohen, who is set to go to prison in March after pleading guilty to crimes including campaign finance violations during Trump‘s 2016 election […] The post Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify at closed U.S. House hearing next week appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 29th, 2019Related News

Countering juvenile crimes

IN THE past several years, a number of cases in schools have been growing and more violent. A Grade 4 pupil was allegedly gang raped by her four schoolmates after they watched porn videos. The victim was raped by Grade 5 pupils, ages 15, 14, 12 and 11 years old. In Baguio City, a group […] The post Countering juvenile crimes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

Cops nabbed alleged hit man in murders of Maguindanao engineers

COTABATO CITY -- Police in Maguindanao announced Monday they had arrested over the weekend a man allegedly hired to kill two engineers in Datu Montawal town. Town police head Chief Insp. Erwin Tabora said Ehsan Ali, a resident of Barangay Pagagawan, Datu Montawal, admitted he murdered the two engineers in exchange for money. "He admitted to the crimes after being paid to do the job," Tabora said. Ali was the primary suspect in the murder last year of Datu Montawal Engr. Mustapha Andoy. He allegedly received P200,000 for killing the municipal engineer, but did not name who ordered him to do it. Tabora said Ali also admitted he ambushed Engr. Joseph Adam of Malitubog-Maridagao ...Keep on reading: Cops nabbed alleged hit man in murders of Maguindanao engineers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 28th, 2019Related News

Data of 14,200 with HIV leaked

SINGAPORE, Singapore — Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months. An American convicted of numerous crimes is believed to have leaked the information after obtaining it from his partner, a Singaporean […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Annual crime rate on downtrend at 18.33%

Bohol crime busters celebrate as they enter 2019, with a badge of 1,506 crimes less in 2018 compared to a high 8,214 in 2016. The crime dip is a 18.33% reduction from the index crime rates that Camp Francisco Dagohoycrime statisticians tracked across the three years featuring its January to December of every year. In […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Child rights group slams ‘hypocrite’ Sara Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines --- It is hypocrisy to punish children and ignore drug lords and syndicates, a children's rights group said Sunday.   Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns slammed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her recent statement on children's capability to commit crimes.   "It is with such hypocrisy that Mayor Sarah and his father opt to punish children while forgetting to punish drug lords and syndicates," Eule Rico Bonganay of Salinlahi said in a statement.   This was in response to Duterte's Instagram post over the weekend that said, "Children are capable of committing crimes. Put that in your head. Wag na sana kayo mag pre...Keep on reading: Child rights group slams ‘hypocrite’ Sara Duterte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 28th, 2019Related News