Resilient F1 champion Lewis Hamilton revels in adversity

first_img“I feel like I drove the best I can remember driving,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of races, and there have been a lot of other great ones. But this one I didn’t make any mistakes, I was really proud of it.”If he needed any further motivation, then the German fans at the Hockenheimring inadvertently gave him some.“There was a lot of negativity before the race … and when I came here, there was a lot of booing,” Hamilton said. “The weird thing is that I was really happy about it.”Hamilton certainly silenced his Hockenheimring hecklers in style.He also regained control of the title race, moving 17 points ahead of Vettel heading to Hungary’s Hungaroring on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “It’s very reminiscent of how I started out. The kart that I had was really, really old, owned by five different families,” Hamilton recalled. “My dad spent a little bit of money to shave it down and re-spray it … and made it as brand new as it could be. But it was still, he would call it, a four-poster bed.“But I’d always start at the back and I’d have to wriggle through the more experienced (drivers) and faster cars,” added the 33-year-old Hamilton, fondly remembering his formative racing years. “That’s where I learned to do it, that’s what I was best at doing.”Few backed Hamilton to succeed in Germany, especially after a hydraulic failure hampered his qualifying session.Furthermore, archrival Sebastian Vettel was on pole position in a supremely quick Ferrari and gunning to extend his championship lead.But Hamilton won, with a little help from Vettel’s sudden crash on a sodden circuit , and described his performance as possibly his best.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments In the past two races, he has finished first and second after being way down on the grid. He won Sunday’s rain-hit German Grand Prix after starting from 14th . In the previous race, he was bumped off the track on the first lap but rose from last to second at the British GP with another superbly skilled and resilient drive.“When you’re up against adversity … it’s always a chance to show what you can do and driving from the back is so much more fun,” Hamilton said. “You never know how far you can go. Sometimes you are able to go the distance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Hamilton’s love of fighting from the back is somewhat ironic, considering he is F1’s record holder with 76 pole positions — eight more than Michael Schumacher.But carving through the field gives him a form of pure energy, rekindling the joy from his cash-strapped youth competing in go-karts. LATEST STORIES Gin Kings back in PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)HOCKENHEIM, Germany — There is something about adversity that brings out the best in Lewis Hamilton.Even though he has won four Formula One titles, and 66 races, Hamilton draws huge motivation from being against the odds.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Health: Girls Alliance Wants FGM Abolished

first_imgA local non-governmental organization (NGO), the Girls Alliance for Future Leadership, which focuses on the protection and advancement of teenage girls, has called on the Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary branches of government to abolishing the age-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country.Addressing students attending the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion University on Benson Street, the entity’s secretary-general, Faith Saar, said it was about time the government of Liberia secures the future of girls in all parts of the country, “because they are the next leaders.”Ms. Saar, a teenager herself, said harmful traditional practices are destroying the educational pursuits of girls, thereby leading them to early marriage that have resulted to many of them becoming mothers at an early age.Saar said due to the harmful practice, there is a high rate of out of school women and girls who are roaming the streets. She suggested that every Liberian girl  write President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asking her to seek their interest through which they will acquire quality education.She also called on President Sirleaf not to sign into law the domestic Violence Bill without the provision to end the practice of FGM, calling on her to consider the future of the girls who are the victims.“We are calling on every average Liberian to take their pen and paper and write a letter to President Sirleaf informing her that FGM is an evil practice that the government needs to put an end to so as to secure the future of girls and women,” Saar said.Maima Robinson, executive director of Women Against FGM, who served as the keynote speaker, recalled how she became the offspring of an unwanted pregnancy and suffered a lot during childhood because she grew up in a broken home that exposed her to her uncle who reportedly raped her.Madam Robinson explains her life story to dozens of girls: “The only way the practice of the FGM can stop is for all women and girls to stand strong against harmful traditional practices.”“Because I could not find a space in my mother’s or daddy’s home, my education was delayed. I suffered many ugly things that a young girl should not have gone through,” Madam Robinson told her audience.She explained further that her marriage ended because she was “not mutilated” causing her children to grow up in a broken home as she had experienced.Madam Robinson challenged the Girls Alliance for Future Leadership to be strong and stand up for what they want, adding that the only thing the girls should maintain at all times is their integrity.She said FGM is a violation of the rights of girls the government needs to bring to an immediate end if the future of girls must be protected.She called on the lawmakers to put aside their political differences and pass a bill that will protect young girls.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Milan great Maldini lined up for new role after Leonardo, Gattuso exit

first_imgThe former European heavyweights finished one point behind Inter Milan in Serie A in the battle for the fourth and final qualifying spot.Gazidis said in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, that with the help of Maldini, they could “bring Milan back to the top”.Maldini retired in 2009 after a glittering 24-year career during which he won seven Serie A titles and five Champions League crowns. The defender was also Milan’s record appearance holder with 902 matches.The 50-year-old returned to the club last August as their sporting strategy and development director.“I want Maldini as the technical director. I admire him very much,” former Arsenal chief executive Gazidis told Gazzetta.“He represents the values and the culture of the club.“I would really like Paolo to stay with us and help me in this great challenge with an increasingly central and important role. He is ideal for managing the technical area.“Paolo asked for time to reflect and understand if he has the right energy to start over with this difficult and arduous project, which requires his utmost commitment and which he must totally buy into. He must feel 100 percent.”Maldini would also have a role in the choice of a replacement for Gattuso, another emblematic former player who took over in November 2017 and was under contract for another two years.“The new coach will be chosen with care,” said Gazidis.“Their age or nationality doesn’t matter. What matters is that they’re suited to what we want to do and build.“The choice of coach, I hope with Maldini’s help, will be made calmly, studying every detail: history, character, profile, results, statistics. We don’t want to do anything wrong.”AC Milan are adopting spending curbs faced with mounting debts and threatened with UEFA sanctions for breaking financial regulations.Gazidis, 54, said that Elliott Management had saved the club from bankruptcy, as its Chinese owner failed to replay debt owned to the US-based hedge fund.“Elliott saved the club by injecting them with €220m of capital, otherwise they would have gone bankrupt with the risk of relegation,” added the South African-born businessman who arrived from Arsenal last December.AC Milan have not qualified for the Champions League since the 2013-2014 season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AC Milan want Paolo Maldini, who played 24 seasons for the club to ‘bring Milan back to the top’ © AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEMILAN, Italy, May 29 – AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini could be set for a new role in the club after chief executive Ivan Gazidis said Wednesday he wanted to convince the former Italy defender to become technical director.Brazilian Leonardo stepped down as sporting director on Tuesday, along with head coach Gennaro Gattuso, amid reports of financial cutbacks at the seven-time European champions.last_img read more