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Trash from lazy people not beautiful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion America the beautiful — is it really? Have you looked around lately? All around town, lawns, streets and especially intersections are all littered with garbage. What’s so beautiful about all that trash? It only goes to show how lazy Americans really are. I guess that’s the way of the world now. How sad, and that’s not fake news.Mary RysSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashlast_img read more

The euthanasia debate: Death is not a black-and-white issue

first_imgStuff co.nz 24 June 2019Family First Comment: An excellent piece by Amanda Landers (who spoke at our Forum last year) “The answer to bad deaths is not euthanasia. The answer is a better understanding of basic medical ethics, of palliative medicine, of what happens to the body when it is dying, and how to care for  someone at the end of life.”Protect.org.nzOPINION: I get the feeling the general public think death is a black-and-white issue. I cannot think of a subject that has more grey.I trained for 13 years to be a palliative medicine specialist. I attended Otago Medical School, completed advanced training in Australia and New Zealand and have been a specialist for 10 years.Palliative care is multi-disciplinary to match the many dimensions of a person and their family/whanau. I have been dismayed at the attacks on our area of medicine in the media and on the health professionals who dedicate their lives to looking after these vulnerable New Zealanders.In reading social media pages, I have realised there are many misconceptions that have taken root in our community which need weeding out. One of these misconceptions is that euthanasia and withdrawing medical intervention is one and the same.I was asked to see a lady in her 80s with heart failure who lived in a rest home. She was asking her doctor to stop all her heart medication. The woman had discussed it with her daughter who was present and I could see she understood the decision may shorten her life, allowing nature to take its course. I agreed to her request and she thanked me profusely.She said something that changed my practice immensely: “I would not be alive in any other century,” she said. I realised this is true.Withdrawing treatment is legally, ethically and morally her choice. But ultimately she will die of heart failure, not a lethal injection. This is the difference between a natural death and euthanasia.Amanda Landers is a community palliative care physician and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Otago, ChristchurchREAD MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/113725941/the-euthanasia-debate-death-is-not-a-blackandwhite-issueKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

No panic from Cattermole

first_img Press Association “We went down to QPR and got beaten 1-0 and everything you read in the paper wasn’t great, but we actually dominated them from start to finish. They couldn’t get two passes together. “That was an enjoyable game to play in, even though we got beaten 1-0. We felt we were there all the game, pushing. I know which team I would have wanted to be on. “We’ve got to think about some of the positive performances and not get too downbeat about losing 2-0 to Arsenal. We’ve got to bounce back. “We know how punishing the league is and we’ve got to look to move on as quickly as we can.” Cattermole will run out at Selhurst Park on four bookings for the campaign and knowing a fifth is inevitable sooner or later because of the nature of his game. However, he has worked hard on his discipline and is confident he has made progress. He said: “I’ve played every minute of every game so far, so there’s a good chance I’m going to get booked. “Maybe that would have affected me more when I was younger, but five bookings before December 31 – that’s maybe 18, 19 games. (Calum) Chambers got booked in the first five games of the season (he was booked in five of the first seven league games) without a mention, Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey missed a game. “There’s been a couple I haven’t been happy with, but it’s part of the game, isn’t it? It’s basically not a problem. “I wouldn’t want to miss a weekend. If I miss a midweek it’s not so bad, but a weekend disrupts your rhythm.” The Black Cats head for Crystal Palace on Monday evening having endured a nightmare fortnight, scoring three own goals in an 8-0 defeat at Southampton and then handing Arsenal a 2-0 victory on a plate at the Stadium of Light last weekend, courtesy of individual errors from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone. As a result, Gus Poyet’s men have slipped into the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three, rekindling memories of last season’s desperate fight for survival. In the meantime, arch-rivals Newcastle have lifted themselves out of the drop zone with victories over Leicester and Tottenham, and booked themselves a place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals following an unexpected win at Manchester City. Cattermole said: “It can change so quickly – look at Newcastle up the road. That’s football. We’re looking to bounce back on Monday, it’s a massive game for us. “We can’t get too carried away with a couple of bad results. We’ve all been here that many times. We’ve got to cut the errors out. You cut them out and you suddenly make teams beat you. “But it’s a hard thing to do.” Sunderland did just that last season when, having gone into the final six games of the season seemingly doomed to life in the Sky Bet Championship, they managed to draw at Manchester City and win at both Chelsea and Manchester United as they collected 13 of the last 18 points on offer to stay up. While there may be trepidation on the terraces over the club’s current plight, there is a belief within the dressing room that the picture is far from as bleak as that which has been painted, and Cattermole insists the last two games have to be put into perspective. He said: “Results are the big thing but as players, you tend to judge by the performance. We were on the pitch and you feel the way the game was going. Lee Cattermole is urging Sunderland to take a leaf out of Newcastle’s book as they look to bounce back from their self-inflicted wounds.last_img read more

Vinales Takes Pole Position from Espargaro for San Marino MotoGP

first_imgMisano Adriatic: Spanish rider Maverick Viñales of Yamaha snatched pole position from his compatriot Pol Espargaro of KTM ahead of the San Marino MotoGP. Espargaro finished the second qualifying round in the second spot ahead of one of the race favorites, Vinales’ teammate Fabio Quartararo of France on Saturday, reports Efe news.“KTM and Pol Espargaro are denied a historic maiden pole as Vinales takes his first pole since Qatar!” MotoGP posted to Twitter. “I feel really good… I feel good on the bike, I am riding, I am trying to make my best,” Vinales said.The fierce competition between Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda and Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi of Italy in the last Q2 flying lap did not end in favor of either of them. Marquez finished in the fifth spot following Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli of Italy, while Rossi was placed seventh. IANSAlso Read: Indian tennis ace Sumit Nagal reaches final of Banja Luka ChallengerAlso Watch:Thukubil Satra in Charaideo observed ‘Buka Bhaona’last_img read more

Albion CCCC to put cricketers first, not be caught in political spats – says Walter

first_imgTHE Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) will put the interest of the club and its cricketers first and not support political agendas of any cricket board or individuals. President of the club, Vemen Walter, in a recent statement noted that the club is open to engage both Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Berbice Cricket Board (BCB). He added that Albion will be fair and will listen to what both parties bring to the table.Walter said that stemming from a recent meeting the executives decided that they will not compromise where representation of their cricketers is concerned. The long-serving official noted that the onus is on clubs to take a proactive stand.“Members of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) are of the firm view that as a key stakeholder in Guyana’s Cricket, the Club cannot just sit back and accept whatever is offered by BCB and GCB which most of the time is to the detriment to the club and its cricketers. We will continue to call a spade a spade and will not get entangled with any cricket politics.”“The club would be very transparent in its delivery. The Club would like to inform the general public that it has no intention to be involved in any secret engagement(s) with any individual(s) or cricket board(s), as is currently being peddled. The club also would like to make it quite clear that it will engage the media via press releases as the need arises.”The club was also expected to brief the media on the “surprise omission” of several of their U-15 players from the Berbice team.last_img read more

Positivity rates see slight decline, UPC has fastest growing COVID-19 rate in LA County

first_imgLast week’s USC COVID-19 testing data has seen a slight decrease in positivity rates, according to testing data released online by the University Wednesday. However, USC Student Health and local public health officials anticipate an eventual increase from Labor Day weekend, Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Van Orman said in a student media briefing Tuesday. As of now, University Park Campus has the fastest growing rate of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, Van Orman said. However, Van Orman said faculty and staff are still thinking about contingency plans in case conditions make an in-person semester impossible. Looking ahead to the spring semester, Van Orman said that the University is working toward the goal of having an in-person semester. Due to the uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming flu season, Van Orman said the University will be requiring students who live on campus next semester to get a flu shot before they come back to L.A. following the holiday break.  According to Van Orman, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health shared in a briefing with higher education officials that at this rate, it is very unlikely that USC will be allowed to permit any increase in campus activity until after Thanksgiving at the earliest. UPC, which is already devoid of campus activity, will remain this way for the rest of the fall semester, Van Orman said. Van Orman said that the accelerating community spread can partially be attributed to students moving to the area surrounding UPC for the fall semester.  One employee tested positive in surveillance testing, and another employee tested positive through symptomatic or exposed testing. Even though there is a slight dip in positivity rates, however, Van Orman said Student Health is still “cautiously optimistic” from last week because there are still several reports of social activity off campus, where students are still getting exposed. Additionally, with Labor Day weekend now behind them, Van Orman said Student Health is anticipating an increase in positivity rates in the next few weeks. “Anytime you have movements of people, but just for folks to be aware of, this area of the communities around here, this is a really significant amount of community transmission happening,” Van Orman said.  According to Van Orman, the data from last week demonstrates a slight decrease in positivity rates from the week of Aug. 28, during which nearly 200 people tested positive. However, every other neighborhood in L.A. County has seen more significant decreases in COVID-19 rates. She and epidemiologists from the Keck School of Medicine studying community transmission within USC and beyond reached this conclusion after examining last week’s case rates. “The activities are really driven by the county health orders, and of course, those are grounded in what we see as far as cases,” Van Orman said. “So I think for students that were thinking maybe we’ll have classes back this semester, … I think it’s really important that it’s looking very, very unlikely that we will have any more — any increase — in campus activity this semester.” “We, along with the county of course, are very concerned about the Labor Day weekend,” Van Orman said. “And if people [were] more socializing over the Labor Day weekend, we would see that in another two weeks, so we’re watching for that potential spike after Labor Day.” In the week of Aug. 30, during which nearly 2,900 coronavirus tests were conducted, a total of 100 students and two employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the testing data. Of the 100 student cases, 44 students tested positive through external testing distributor Color’s asymptomatic surveillance testing with a 1.8% positivity rate. The remaining 56 students tested positive through USC Student Health’s testing for individuals who are symptomatic or exposed to the virus with a 23.0% positivity rate.  “Everything we’re putting in place right now would have folks coming back through this whole period, though we’re asking unfortunately, it’s a challenge for faculty as well as for folks that they always have to have a contingency,” Van Orman said. “So while we believe at this point, we’re going to be back … It’s really not driven by a USC decision, it’s going to be driven by the local public health conditions.”last_img read more

Gulia seeks bronze, Naveen in repechage at U-23 World Wrestling C’ship

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Suman Ray FOLLOW US 10 months ago ‘Important to realise socio-economic value of education’: Naveen Last Updated: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST Gulia Seeks Bronze, Naveen In Repechage At U-23 World Wrestling C’ship World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg at WC. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img WE RECOMMEND World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg as Naveen (70kg) reached repechage at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.  As the 18th seed in Qualifiers, Gulia was in top form as he defeated Hungary’s Botond Lukacs 3-1. With a strong 7-2 win over China’s Ligan Chai, he made it to the quarter-finals, where he was highly impressive in his 12-1 demolition of Mongolia’s Batzul Damjin. In the semi-finals, the 22-year-old’s brilliant run came to an end at the hands of Azerbaijan’s Abubakr Abakarov who emerged an 8-1 winner. Gulia will now aim for the bronze today and his opponent is yet to be decided. In 70kg, Naveen lost his qualifying bout to Russia’s 16th seed Chermen Valiev 0-11. But with the Russian making it to the final, Naveen got another chance to fight for a medal as he reached repechage against Mongolia’s Temuulen Enkhtuya.READ | Kiren Rijiju Takes All-terrain Ride With Jawans In Snow-clad MountainsOn the first day of the championships, three Indians had made it to the quarter-finals with the others being Sharvan (65kg) and Akash Antil (97kg), besides Gulia. 2017 Junior Asian Championship gold medallist Sharvan, who was seeded second in his category, showed his attacking intent against the top seed Rifat Saibotalov of Kazakhstan to secure a tight 8-6 victory.  In the quarters, however, he was defeated 6-10 by France’s Ilman Mukhtarov but with the Frenchman failing to make it to the final, the Indian could not make it to repechage. In 97kg, ninth seed Akash Antil dismantled China’s Li Xu 10-0 to start his campaign. In the last-eight, Ukraine’s Danylo Stasiuk inflicted a 9-5 defeat on him to dash his medal hopes. In 57kg, Naveen crashed out in the qualifying round with a 0-11 loss to Turkey’s Ahmet Duman.READ | 3 Indian Wrestlers In Quarters On Day One In U-23 World C’shipToday, Ravinder will begin his challenge in 61kg as the third seed against the fourth-seeded Budai Kovacs of Hungary for a place in the quarters. In 74kg, Gaurav Baliyan takes on Vyshniak of Ukraine in the qualifiers while Sanjeet (86kg) will be in action against Zakuev of Russia in qualifiers. In 92kg, as the second seed Viky has a tough opener against the top seed Scherrer of Switzerland in the Round of 16. Similarly, in 125kg, second-seeded Aryan Pratap finds himself up against the top seed Maghakyan of Armenia in the last-16. More than 60 teams and 600 Under-23 wrestlers have participated in this prestigious tournament, where Men’s freestyle competition will be completed on the first two days followed by Women’s Wrestling, with the Greco Roman competition scheduled on the final three days.READ | UFC: Conor McGregor Expresses Interest To Join Rival CompanyREAD | Friends Then Made Fun, Parents Now Enquiring About Wushu:Praveen Kumar First Published: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST 10 months ago Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls to enter PKL final 10 months ago Modi, Mamata wish Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday 10 months ago PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Sehrawat and Pardeep Narwal 10 months ago 3 Indian wrestlers in quarters on day one in U-23 World C’shiplast_img read more

Dodgers’ Brian Dozier makes the most of rare opportunity in starting lineup

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The veteran didn’t merely prove he belonged. With Chris Taylor on second base, Dozier drove in a run in the first inning with a single against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez. It was his first RBI since the penultimate game of the regular season.Dozier had not hit Gonzalez well in limited experience, with just one hit in six head-to-head plate appearances between the two veterans. Nor had Dozier done much after he arrived in Los Angeles after a trade with the Minnesota Twins. He batted .182 across 47 games, ceding playing time at second base to Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez.If Roberts was playing a hunch by starting Dozier, he played the right hunch.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img In the sixth inning, Dozier led off the inning by absorbing a pitch from Corbin Burnes in his shoulder. It was his third time on base. He tried stealing second base again but was thrown out this time.In the eighth inning, Dozier barely avoided hitting into an inning-ending double play when he beat out the relay throw to Jonathan Schoop at first. Dozier advanced to third on Cody Bellinger’s two-out single but was stranded there when Josh Hader struck out pinch-hitter Matt Kemp.Dozier finished 1 for 4, but he reached base four times. And, for a day, his uniform was dirty. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “I just saw quality at-bats,” Roberts said of Dozier. “He hasn’t played a whole lot in the last few weeks, but he’s a pro and really takes good at-bats. For him to spark us, and get a point early, I thought that was huge.”Dozier drew a walk in his second plate appearance and stole second base, but was stranded there when Hernandez and Yasiel Puig struck out to end the third inning. LOS ANGELES — For the last two weeks, Brian Dozier’s jersey had stayed cleaner than perhaps any player on the Dodgers’ 25-man roster. He had just five postseason at-bats combined in the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves and the first three games of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.For his part, Dozier had done little to wiggle his way into the Dodgers’ deep lineup before Tuesday. His only postseason hit came in Game 3 of the NLDS, a harmless single off Braves pitcher A.J. Minter. Dozier was 0 for 4 since.It was somewhat of a surprise, then, when Manager Dave Roberts penciled Dozier’s name into his lineup card for Game 4, batting fifth and playing second base.“I think that in batting practice, in the limited amount of at-bats Dozier has had, I see some good things from his at-bats and swinging at strikes and taking balls,” Roberts said prior to the game. “I think this is a good opportunity for him.”last_img read more

24 Hours of Lemons is like the 24 Hours of Le Mans — just funnier and cheaper

first_img (24 Hours of Lemons) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f1/94/24-lemons-061319jpg_xh3s109sarrw1wk6f2ri1t34s.jpg?t=1376072195&w=500&quality=80 The result is the third major difference between 24 Hours of Lemons and the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the guiltless presence of humor and fun.”The idea is to keep it accessible to people who aren’t these hard-core car guys,” Nick Pon, one of the three men who created 24 Hours of Lemons in 2006, told Sporting News. “Because, frankly, hard-core car guys are kind of a pain in the ass.”MORE: How to watch the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019This isn’t to say the 24 Hours of Le Mans is completely devoid of such amusement, but, for example, crew members for cars running in a 24 Hours of Lemons race don’t sleep on a cold, hard garage floor in between pit stops.And while attacking the corners of the Circuit de la Sarthe in a Toyota TS050 Hybrid might be exhilarating, there’s something less stressful about limping around a race course in a 1990s Toyota Corolla that’s molded and painted to resemble the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. (24 Hours of Lemons) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/21/46/24-hours-of-lemons-061319_jblpmgc5dxu01t8rkingl52om.jpg?t=1375597211&w=500&quality=80 (24 Hours of Lemons) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7/e8/24-hours-lemons-061319_gwuocnwfbrnb1kz3geteugy2i.jpg?t=1375956771&w=500&quality=80 Today, 24 Hours of Lemons’ website, which is littered with the same humor on which the series’ events are based, lays out the rules in simple terms.Not including safety equipment, breaks and wheels/tires, each car must be bought and prepped for $500 or less. There are safety-related rules, but any modification is allowed and counts toward the build total (with the exception of ridiculous, non-advantageous props). Only a valid driver’s license is needed for a person to race, with each car allowed up to two drivers and any number of crew members.”We created it for the type of car person that’s into cars but wasn’t either rich or talented enough to do anything serious on the track as far as wheel-to-wheel racing,” Pon said. “That’s a large chunk of our participants, but there’s also a large chunk of guys who are more experienced racers who want to do something on the side, or something they can share with their non-racer friends.”Most 24 Hours of Lemons races are 14-15 hours long, spanning two days with an overnight break. (Many of the venues the series visits don’t allow a 24-hour race.) There is one actual 24-hour race per year. Pon said that one “is just awful.” Even when split among multiple drivers, he said, 14 or so hours is plenty. Many of the cars that compete in a 24 Hours of Lemons race are nothing more than a punchline on wheels. Others, though, are actually aiming to finish the race, and there can be a ton of competition. A couple years ago, 24 Hours of Lemons set a Guinness World Record for most participants in one race with 216 cars. Some of the series’ smaller events will fall in line with the 30- to 50-car range.”The first couple of races we did, we expected there to be two cars running at the end,” Pon said. “Because of the surprising durability of certain cars, and then just the amazing mechanical ability that some of these guys have, a surprising number of cars can just soldier through.”As far as how many of those survive until the end, it’s such a moving target. Let’s say the race ends at 4 on Sunday. If you stretched it to 5, you might actually have more cars running, because whoever was working on it (fixed it). Or less — there could have been a car on its last legs. It’s a very fluid thing. There’s constantly cars coming on and off track for various issues throughout the weekend.”The awards handed out at the end of each race, naturally, are also parodical. The grand prize, for example, is called the Index of Effluency, which arbitrarily goes to whoever did the most with the worst car. It’s a play on the real Le Mans race’s Index of Efficiency, which in the 1960s was awarded based on fuel mileage.The prize money attached to the Index of Effluency award is $501, a dollar more than the maximum cost of the car. Like the cash for all Lemons prizes, it’s awarded entirely in nickels. (24 Hours of Lemons) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ab/39/24-hours-lemons-061319-getty-ftrjpg_lju557rc2g3p10poz9cq1gga0.jpg?t=1376256835&w=500&quality=80 One would think the sanctioning body that stages the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans would be less than thrilled about a satirical endurance racing series that bares such a similar title. That was never a problem … until it was.A couple years ago, 24 Hours of Lemons — then called 24 Hours of LeMons (note the upper-case “M”) — expanded to Australia and New Zealand. It was then that the folks from the 24 Hours of Le Mans contacted Pon and his friends.”They were actually very civil,” Pon said. “They said, ‘We’ve known about you guys. We think what you’re doing is great, and in the U.S. it’s fine. But now that you’re international, the play on words doesn’t work in non-English-speaking countries.'”All the Le Mans sanctioning body requested was for these jokesters to change the capitalization in their title. Make the capitalized “M” lower-case so it wouldn’t resemble “Le Mans” so closely.The Lemons guys considered it a fair request.”The fact that they even were aware of us was pretty exciting,” Pon said.MORE: How to watch the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019Now 24 Hours of Lemons carries on as the equivalent of a pick-up basketball game for people who like to watch the NBA. The series operates under the mantra that even motorsports can function at an amateur level. To race in a 24 Hours of Lemons event, you don’t need a contract with Rebellion Racing or Ford Chip Ganassi or Porsche, and you don’t need an extensive auto-racing background. You don’t need a multi-million-dollar motorsports operation complete with some of the world’s best engineers and strategists. You won’t even need to spend the night on that cold garage floor.You just need a sense of humor and a desire to have some fun on a race track.And 500 bucks. Jay Lamm, the official originator of 24 Hours of Lemons whose title is “Chief Perpetrator,” thought of the name as a parody of the big race staged each year in France. (Lemon is a slang term for a car deemed to have defects related to utility or value — basically, pieces of you-know-what.)But when 24 Hours of Lemons was created, Lamm, Pon and a third founder, Jeff Glenn, never imagined it would grow into what it is in 2019. What began as a simple bet is now 20 to 25 races in the U.S. each year, not including a handful of international races, plus spin-off events like car shows and rally races.”One of our mutual car friends was one of the guys behind the California Mille, which is really high-end; tens of thousands of dollars to drive for a week your fancy, vintage Ferrari on California back roads,” Pon explained. “Jay kind of challenged our friend and said, ‘I bet that you can get a $500 Toyota and it would do better than these million-dollar Ferraris.'”So the test came in another existing event called the Double 500, a road race in which $500 cars raced for 500 miles.”Not only was (Jay) right, but he was so right that the Double 500 was easy,” Pon said. “There was no challenge to it at all.”The trio then transitioned this theme to a race track. Pon said their first race featured only themselves and their buddies, plus “a couple of guys who had done the Double 500.” Because the three men at the time were in the car magazine business, in attendance for that first race were writers from publications like Car and Driver and Road & Track.After the inaugural 24 Hours of Lemons event, Lamm, Pon and Glenn were overwhelmed with one question: When is the next race?”We were like, ‘Uh, I guess we’ll plan one then,'” Pon said. There are a few key differences between the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious sports car race on the planet, and 24 Hours of Lemons. One, of course, is a letter of the alphabet. You might already realize this if you made a typing error in your “Le Mans” internet search and stumbled upon this article.24 Hours of Lemons, which like the 24 Hours of Le Mans features endurance racing, is a series that was created for the amateur racer who can’t spend millions to run a sports car into the ground of the French countryside each June. Instead, it’s a war of attrition among cars worth no more than $500. Yep. Five hundred dollars.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, March 5, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes on Thursday, March 5, 2015•7:52 a.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report involving vehicles operated by Richard H. Heersche, 65, Wellington and Julia M. Whitney, 35, Wellington.•11:56 a.m. Officers investigated a non-injury accident, private property, in the 100 block of W. Harvey, involving vehicles operated by Tonya L. Farley, 40, Mayfield, and Linda M. Caudillo, 62, Wellington.•1:29 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic disturbance in the 100 block. of N. B.•2:50 p.m. Officers investigated the report of a mental subject in the 2000 block of N. A.•6:11 p.m.  Officers investigated harassment by telephone in the 1700 block of Edgewood.•8:08 p.m. Vincent C. Myers, 40, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Kansas Department of Correction warrant.last_img read more