Mercedes looks at signing Fernando Alonso to replace Nico Rosberg

first_imgThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is looking at signing Spaniard Fernando Alonso, a two-time world champion, to replace current champion Nico Rosberg, who retired days after winning his title, the team’s executive director Toto Wolff has said.”You have to consider Fernando,” Efe quoted Wolff as saying in an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday. (Hamilton off the hook as Mercedes start driver search)”He is a driver I respect a lot. He combines talent, speed and experience. It’s all there.” (Nico Rosberg deserved his title, says Lewis Hamilton)Mercedes, winner of the past three constructors titles, is looking for a driver to pair with Lewis Hamilton, a three-time world champion who has won two titles with Mercedes, following the 31-year-old Rosberg’s surprise decision to retire five days after winning the championship.The 35-year-old Alonso, the F1 world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, had a difficult relationship with Hamilton when the two drove for McLaren in 2007.Alonso “is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options,” Wolff said.Pascal Wehrlein, a 22-year-old former Mercedes test driver, appears to be the best option to replace Rosberg.Wehrlein drove for Manor Racing, which uses Mercedes engines, in 2016.last_img read more

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Ovechkin Scores 45th Goal as Capitals Top Islanders 3-1 (Pics, Vid)

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45 goals or more, scoring in Washington’s three-goal third period as the Capitals rallied to a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie also had goals, Braden Holtby stopped 20 shots and the Capitals extended their winning streak to three while tying the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division.Tom Kuhnackl scored for the Islanders and Thomas Greiss made 26 saves, but New York fell for the second time during its current five-game homestand (1-2-0).Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller (20) and New York Islanders’ Casey Cizikas (53) reach for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Ovechkin improved his individual point streak to eight games with his 45th of the season at 4:34 of the third period. Islanders captain Anders Lee was serving a two-minute interference penalty when Ovechkin batted the puck out of midair to help the Capitals take a 2-1 lead. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on the play.Just 1:08 before Ovechkin’s record-setting tally, Vrana evened the score at 1 with his 19th of the season. The Czech forward found a loose puck during a scramble in front of the net. Niklas Backstrom and Michal Kempny assisted on the play.New York Islanders’ Tom Kuhnhackl is congratulated after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Islanders — coached by Barry Trotz, who led the Capitals to the Stanley Cup title last season — opened the scoring at 2:43 of the first period when Kuhnackl converted a nifty forehand backhand to deke after intercepting a pass from Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov. It was Kuhnackl’s fourth of the season.The play was close to being offside, but it appeared Kuhnackl did not touch the puck while entering the offensive zone until teammate Leo Komarov to cleared the blue line. Capitals coach Todd Reirden elected not to challenge the play.Kuhnackl dressed for the game instead of veteran Andrew Ladd, who returned to the lineup Thursday night from a lower-body injury which sidelined the alternate captain since mid-November.Goal No. 45 for @ovi8.And to think, he was out of his office for this one. pic.twitter.com/Ri1UhpC2t4— NHL (@NHL) March 2, 2019Islanders forward Josh Bailey inadvertently passed the puck into his own net at 18:32 of the third period when New York pulled its goalie in favor of an extra attacker. Oshie got credit for the goal.The Capitals have earned a point in 16 of their last 21 games against the Islanders, and are 22-10-4 against Eastern Conference Opponents this season.NOTES: The Islanders announced before the game that F Matt Martin suffered an upper-body injury and is day-to-day. … New York D Thomas Hickey was scratched for a second straight game after returning from an upper-body injury earlier this week. … Islanders F Ross Johnston was in uniform for the first time since Jan. 12. … This was the Capitals’ first trip to Nassau Coliseum since Game 6 of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. … Capitals scratched D Christian Djoos, F Dmitrij Jaskin and F Chandler Stephenson.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.Capitals: Visit New York Rangers on Sunday.By: Scott CharlesTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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‘Time to Bring Dementia Out of the Shadows’ – Dr. Govia

first_img “Persons living with dementia are not crazy, senile, or gone off… . People living with dementia and their carers are not to be shunned or regarded as second-class citizens. We need more safe spaces,” she said. Story Highlights Dr. Govia was addressing the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week by the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) on September 21 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Jamaica, Dr. Ishtar Govia, says it is time to “bring dementia out of the shadows” in order to eliminate the stigma associated with the condition. Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Jamaica, Dr. Ishtar Govia, says it is time to “bring dementia out of the shadows” in order to eliminate the stigma associated with the condition.“Persons living with dementia are not crazy, senile, or gone off… . People living with dementia and their carers are not to be shunned or regarded as second-class citizens. We need more safe spaces,” she said.Dr. Govia was addressing the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week by the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) on September 21 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 per cent of dementia cases globally.Dr. Govia explained that the brain functioning of persons living with dementia, such as those living with Alzheimer’s disease, gets progressively worse, causing them to have problems with memory, thinking, reasoning skills, behaviours, and mood.She said that a coordinated national response to dementia is critical for Jamaica, given the projected exponential increase in persons living with the condition in the Caribbean region.She said studies suggest that there may be up to 41,000 Jamaicans living with dementia, an increase from an estimated 19,000 in 2010.She noted that a stakeholder workshop held in July, which focused on mapping the dementia care landscape in Jamaica, highlighted the need for increased national research, awareness and training around dementia.The session was organised by Alzheimer’s Jamaica, in collaboration with the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) research project, and involved more than 50 stakeholders, including persons living with dementia and their carers, and representatives from the public and private sectors, and civil society.Dr. Govia said data from the stakeholder workshop and dementia care mapping exercise found that stigma reduction, multisectoral collaboration, protective policies, increased access to care and affordable medication are considered key for improving the lives of persons living with dementia in Jamaica.Also highlighted was the need for greater sensitisation and increased services in sectors such as banking, law enforcement and the health sector.Dr. Govia said Alzheimer’s Jamaica will be continuing its work with the STRiDE project to develop and deliver stigma-reduction programmes; and will also commence qualitative data collection focused on the cost of care provided by family members.The organisation will also, in early 2019, launch its intergenerational innovations competition, which will target schools and encourage young persons to apply their creativity to the challenges facing people living with dementia and their carers.last_img read more

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