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Hamilton to push F1 bosses for better anti-racism effort

first_imgLewis Hamilton intends to write to Formula One’s bosses in a bid to create a more co-ordinated anti-racism stance and improve the sport’s pre-race ‘taking a knee’ ceremony. Speaking at the Hungaroring after his classic drive to a hat-trick of victories at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the six-time champion said he will write an email to urge them to improve communications and do a better job. “I think they can give us more time,” he said, referring to Sunday’s shambolic and rushed pre-race gesture by a group of drivers. “So, I’ll probably send an email over the next couple of days – and try and co-ordinate with them to create a better way. “They do want to do it…. I guess there’s not good enough communication.” Hamilton revealed that there were clear rifts among the drivers and a lack of planning for the ceremony that is now a part of many other major sports events. He said that the shambolic and rushed ceremony that took place ahead of Sunday’s race was not mentioned in the official drivers’ briefing meeting and said the chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) Romain Grosjean did not believe it was necessary. He is expected to make contact with Formula One’s chief executive Chase Carey, who has donated one million dollars of his own money to the sport’s battle for diversity and against racism, and the president of the ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA). Hamilton made clear his disappointment and frustration at F1’s failings in presenting a united front by the drivers in the anti-racism drive. On Sunday, a cluster of drivers took the knee in parc fermee in the pit-lane, but several arrived late, some stood and some did not turn up at all. Hamilton unhappy at rushed anti-racism ceremony Hamilton said: “He (Grosjean) doesn’t think it’s important to do it – he’s one of them that thinks it was done once and that’s all we need to do…. – Leadership lacking – “So I tried to speak to him about what the problem is, that it’s not going away and we have to continue to fight for it. I think this time he didn’t mention anything in the drivers’ briefing and neither did Sebastian (Vettel, also a director of the GPDA). “Sebastian and I messaged each other and he stressed, as did I, the importance that we continue to do it.” He added that the sport lacked leadership on the issues. “From the top, they need to come out with ‘hey, this is what we’re going to do guys and we want you all to be a part of it’. Currently there is none of that. “I try not to lean so much on the drivers because I don’t want them to feel it’s me that’s doing it – and because, in some places, that might be why some are not doing it … because it’s why I’m doing it. “But I don’t think it’s being taken seriously. I think there are perhaps people who have not grown up around it so they don’t understand it. “And there are those that say ‘because of that it doesn’t affect me’. I have heard those comments – ‘It doesn’t do anything for me, so why should I do it?’ “It’s not about me, it’s not about you. There are people out there who are experiencing discrimination, that’s what we’re fighting for – we’re trying to change in organisations. “I’ll get in touch with Formula 1 this week. I will speak to Jean (Todt) because no-one else is going to do it.” Hamilton hopes that all 19 drivers will agree to kneel with him by the end of the season. Promoted Content7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Loading… Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeat “I gave a lot of energy in Austria to try and convince a couple of the drivers, and it’s a battle, but I think what’s important is the ones that are doing it, the understanding, it’s fantastic. “My dream is that one day the other drivers come around to it, and if we get to the last race and we’re all kneeling down and showing that we are united, I think that would be beautiful.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Henry promoted to Belgium’s assistant coach

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry turned down an approach from Bordeaux to take an extended role in the Belgium setup © Belga/AFP/File / BRUNO FAHYBRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 31 – Belgium on Friday promoted Thierry Henry to the number two job with the national side, just days after the Arsenal and France great turned down the manager’s job at Bordeaux.The 41-year-old, who helped manager Roberto Martinez steer the Red Devils to third place at the World Cup in Russia, rebuffed the six-time French champions citing “uncertainty” behind the scenes at the club. Henry, the all-time leading goalscorer for both Arsenal and France, takes over from Graeme Jones who left the Belgian set-up to join the staff at second-tier English side West Bromwich Albion.As forwards coach, Henry played a major role in guiding a talented Belgian side to the World Cup semi-final where they were edged out by eventual winners France.“We are delighted that he has decided to stay with the Red Devils, and to stay with what we started in the World Cup in Russia, a very important moment for us,” Martinez told a news conference.Henry juggled his role with Belgium with extensive TV punditry in Britain, but former Swansea, Wigan and Everton boss Martinez said the Frenchman would now focus on his coaching duties.“We are looking forward to welcome him back, now he is going to have a bigger role in terms of his contribution on a daily basis, because now he is going to full time in the structure of the Belgian federation,” the Spaniard said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GOLFING FANATIC DANIEL GETS A RARE ‘HOLE IN ONE’!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has become even more addicted after getting a rare ‘hole in one’ in recent days.The millionaire singer was relaxing at his Tenerife getaway when he managed the amazing sporting fete.Wife Majella revealed the star is over the moon and even brought friends out to celebrate! “We had some friends staying with us over the New Year and we had great fun. They all played golf so Daniel was off most days playing golf.“Would you believe he got a “hole in one” which is something that happens very rarely in a golfers life! He was delighted and we celebrated well that night,” she said.The Donegal man is an avid golfer and is a member of Cruit Island golf club and also his local club in Tenerife.Majella also revealed how she spoiled Daniel for his 50th birthday recently by taking him away and also buying him a new 5 series BMW car! “We went to The K Club which is a beautiful country house just outside Dublin. It was all decorated for Christmas and each room had an open log fire in it. It was just magical. We had a beautiful suite which also had a fire and a Christmas tree in it.“We spent the first day in the hotel spa where we had a few treatments and just generally relaxed. The next day, a few close friends joined us for dinner which Daniel knew nothing about. He was absolutely delighted. We had a lovely evening.“I surprised him with a new car which completely shocked him! All in all, we had a wonderful weekend,” she said.Daniel heads away to Florida to work on a cruise in February before heading to Australia and New Zealand.Daniel will then take a few months off for the first time in 30 years in the music busiess. “We have no plans yet of what we will do but that will be nice in itself – not having anything planned,” added Majella.GOLFING FANATIC DANIEL GETS A RARE ‘HOLE IN ONE’! was last modified: January 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnellgolfhole in oneTenerifelast_img read more

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WEATHER WARNING: MET EIREANN ISSUE DONEGAL WITH ORANGE WEATHER ALERT

first_imgMet Eireann have issued an ORANGE wind weather warning for Donegal with conditions set to worsen later tonight.Roads conditions have been described as treacherous in many parts of Donegal after heavy snowfall last night and throughout this morning.A woman was hospitalized earlier this morning after the car she was driving skidded off the road in Fintown. Met Eireann forecasters have issued an ORANGE weather alert for Donegal – with wind speeds of 110km/hr.The weather will remain cold this afternoon with some sunny spells and further wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.Tonight, a spell of rain and sleet will move down across the country from the northwest early tonight, falling as snow in parts of Ulster and Leinster.Gardaí are advising motorists to take caution on the roads and requested for drivers to more vigilant in the conditions.   WEATHER WARNING: MET EIREANN ISSUE DONEGAL WITH ORANGE WEATHER ALERT was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Met Eireannnewsorange alertsnowWarningweatherlast_img read more

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