MTI Horizon Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MTI Horizon 32 32 The 50 highest-paid athletes earned nearly $3 billion; Here’s a breakdown of the numbers Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000

Faster, higher, stronger: it’s an attitude that pays off both on and off the pitch.

The world’s 50 highest-paid athletes raised $2.97 billion before taxes and agent fees in the 12 months ending May 1, beating the record 2021 total of $2.76 billion.

There are plenty of more notable numbers in this year’s list, however. Here is a breakdown.

3: The number of athletes who exceeded $100 million in total revenue in the past 12 months. LeBron James, with $121.2 million, hits the milestone for the first time on the Forbes roster of athletes while Lionel Messi ($130m) and Cristiano Ronaldo ($115m) are each five-time Club of the Century members. Only seven other athletes have achieved the feat: Roger Federer, Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Neymar, Manny Pacquiao, Dak Prescott and Tiger Woods.


9: The number of sports represented on the list, led by basketball with 18 athletes. Football has 14, followed by football (5), boxing (3), golf (3), tennis (3), Formula 1 motor racing (2), baseball (1) and mixed martial arts (1). Other sports, including cricket, hockey and Nascar, have no athlete represented.

14: The number of nationalities represented on the list. The United States is home to 35 of the ranked athletes. The UK, along with Tyson Fury, Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy, is the only other country to have more than one.


6: The number of athletes in the top 50 who had never appeared on a Forbes list of athletes: boxer Jake Paul and footballers Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk and TJ Watt. Huge NFL signing bonuses, which are usually paid upfront, guarantee high turnover. For example, Matthew Stafford ranks 13th on this year’s list with $72.3 million in total earnings, including $60 million from his signing bonus. But his on-court earnings are expected to drop to $27.5 million for next year’s tracking window, which even combined with his $2.5 million in annual off-court earnings will most likely keep him going. out of the top 50.

20: The total number of athletes in the top 50 who were not on last year’s list. This includes names like Kawhi Leonard and Rory McIlroy who made the 2020 ranking but were missing out in 2021.

32: The average age of the 50 athletes on this year’s roster. Kylian Mbappé, at 23, is the youngest, one of seven athletes in the rankings who are 25 or younger. Phil Mickelson, at 51, is the oldest. Four athletes are in their 40s: Tiger Woods (46), Tom Brady (44), Roger Federer (40) and Serena Williams (40).

$43,500: The amount Tiger Woods won in prizes during Forbes’ tracking window, the lowest field win number on the list. Woods, whose injuries from a car crash in February 2021 limited his competitive schedule at this year’s Masters, comes in at No. 14 on an estimated $68 million off the field earnings. Along with lucrative endorsements with brands including Nike, Rolex and TaylorMade, he’s earned $8 million through the PGA Tour’s Player Impact program, designed to reward golfers who bring the most attention to the game.

$37.6 million: The threshold for making this year’s top 50, as established by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt. This surpasses the previous high of $34 million from last year and represents a 69% increase since 2013.


$38 million: Jake Paul’s 12-month earnings, including $30 million from two fights and $8 million from outside the ring. The 25-year-old YouTube star made his professional boxing debut less than two-and-a-half years ago and has since become one of the sport’s biggest attractions.

$40 million: Canelo Alvarez’s earnings reported from his May 7 loss to Dmitry Bivol. The fight just fell outside Forbes’ tracking window and did not contribute to Alvarez’s total of $90 million, which took him to No. 8. If the $40 million had been included, Alvarez would have been tied with Lionel Messi for the No. 1.

$43 million: Conor McGregor’s 12-month earnings, putting him tied for 35th with Kylian Mbappé. Excluding the $150 million Forbes estimates he made last year from the sale of his majority stake in Irish whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve, which represents a $13 million increase from his 2021 total, when he topped the chart with $180 million.

$45.3 million: Phil Mickelson’s 12-month earnings, including $42 million off course. Mickelson has not competed since sparking controversy with the publication in February of his comments that he was prepared to ignore allegations of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia as he sought to join a next golf league. Sponsors such as Workday, KPMG and Amstel Light dropped him, but the loss of endorsements was made up for by the $6 million he earned through the PGA Tour’s Player Impact program and the August sale of six golf courses he co-owned in Arizona.

$49.5 million: Mike Trout’s 12-month earnings. That leaves him just shy of the $50.6 million record he set for baseball players in 2019, after signing a 12-year, $426.5 million contract. Trout, the only MLB player on this year’s roster after 2021 had none, scored a big gain on his stake in Bodyarmor when Coca-Cola bought the sports drink brand in the fall. James Harden (No. 12, $74.4 million) was among the others to take home a handsome reward from the deal.

$59.2 million: Naomi Osaka’s 12-month earnings just behind the $60 million she posted on last year’s list to set a record for female athletes. Serena Williams took her 12-month total to $45.3 million, the best mark of her career, but the two tennis aces, who ranked 19th and 31st, are the only women to make the top 50.

$80.9 million: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s earnings over 12 months, representing the threshold to break into the top ten. The threshold is the highest ever, up from $75 million last year.

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$121.2 million: LeBron James’ 12-month earnings set a record for an NBA player, breaking the $96.5 million mark he set last year. He is one of only four athletes – along with Roger Federer, Conor McGregor and Tiger Woods – to earn more than $70 million off the court in one year; it took home around $80 million in our tracking window.

$130 million: Lionel Messi’s 12-month earnings, equaling the football player record he set last year and propelling him to the top of this year’s rankings. In his first season at Paris Saint-Germain, Messi’s salary was down around $22m from his last year with Barcelona, ​​but a major new partnership with fan engagement app Socios has helped. to make up the difference.

690 million: Cristiano Ronaldo’s number of followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, by far the highest in sport. This helps explain the exorbitant rates he can get from sponsors like Nike and Herbalife.


Here are the total off-field revenue figures (including endorsements, appearances, memorabilia, license fees and other commercial activities) for the world’s 50 highest-paid athletes each year since 2013.

$1.06 billion: The amount this year’s top 50 have raised off the field through endorsements and their other business efforts, breaking last year’s record of $1.04 billion. Roger Federer leads the way this time around with $90 million, which is nearly all of his $90.7 million tally. Seven other athletes have earned at least $50 million off the court: LeBron James ($80 million), Tiger Woods ($68 million), Naomi Osaka ($58 million), Lionel Messi ($55 million ), Cristiano Ronaldo ($55 million), Tom Brady ($52 million) and Kevin Durant ($50 million).

Information on the methodology Forbes uses to compile the list, which captures income athletes earned between May 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022, can be found here.

Gloucester is the region with the fewest GPs per 100,000 patients in the county Wed, 18 May 2022 01:00:00 +0000

According to the latest figures, there are fewer GPs per capita in Gloucester than in the rest of the county. Health bosses presented a report today (May 17) detailing the challenges they face in recruiting and retaining GPs in Gloucestershire.

They say that before and increasingly since the Covid-19 pandemic, GP figures have been disputed nationwide. And although the county’s workforce is slightly above the national average, they are concerned that GPs may leave, relocate or change roles, which means recruitment and retention remains a priority. permanent for local practices.

Officials from the NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group say this is due to a range of factors including a significant increase in workload, changing patient demographics, negative media portrayal of general practice , complaints, the desire and need for a more balanced family and professional life and an increasing administrative burden. . These factors have led to increased burnout, illnesses and reduced GP sessions/hours in some cases to reduce stress.

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The full time equivalent number of partners and salaried GPs and GPs per 100,000 population in Gloucester is 40.92, in Cheltenham it is 49.13 while it is 54.33 in the Cotswolds of North and South. In Stroud and Berkeley Vale it is 56.11, the figure in Tewkesbury, Newent and Staunton is 60.50 while it is 58.63 in the Forest of Dean.

In terms of total partners plus full time equivalent salaried, Cheltenham has 80, Gloucester City 74, North and South Cotswolds 51, Stroud and Berkeley Vale 70, Tewkesbury Newent and Staunton 27 and there are 38 in the Forest from Dean. Primary Care and Local Development Director Helen Goodey told the Gloucestershire Health Oversight and Review Board that they were focused on addressing the issues affecting Gloucester.

“Gloucester City are more difficult in terms of recruiting GPs,” she said. “We are barely above the national average in terms of the number of general practitioners and the situation is deteriorating.

“It is fair to say that we are now in a more difficult position than three, four or five years ago. It is evident that GPs are more inclined to work as a locum or salaried GP rather than as a partner.

“Demand challenges, financial risks as well, the contract itself, all of these things are contributing to the deterioration of the situation. We also know that in areas such as the city of Gloucester it is more difficult to recruit and retain GPs. »

]]> Agenda: Paving the way to a new era in extended reality Tue, 17 May 2022 14:00:02 +0000 The opening of the new Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Center (ARC) at the University of Glasgow heralds a new era for research in the city.

By housing diverse teams of researchers in the same building, ARC will expose individuals and research areas to each other daily in an open and flexible environment, changing both practice and perception.

Perception is at the heart of our way of thinking. A key development for ARC is the leading national facility in visualization technologies, ARC XR, which it is establishing in Glasgow.

Extended Reality (XR) is an umbrella term for immersive technology, including Virtual Reality (VR). With ARC XR, the university now has facilities to complement its leadership position in immersive technology research, a place that can call on local and global partners to reinvent the way we see reality and so how we interpret it.

Our researchers will work with other universities, the public sector, government and industry to transform the way we perform various tasks in our daily lives using cutting-edge research.

Glasgow’s digital businesses, such as the Soluis Group, have been involved in our work from the start. With investment in XR rapidly increasing across the UK and one of our industry partners being identified as one of the best companies in the field by Immerse UK, the possibilities – from medical modeling to digital exposure life, from virtual tourism to transformational experiences in a medical and recreational sense – are profound.

Visualization technology is expected to capture a growing share of the $15 billion annual venture capital technology market, with the UK already third in the world in this area. XR includes both virtual reality (VR) with its immersive headsets and games and augmented reality (AR), which is now widely used as an enhancement, for example in car satellite navigation systems.

Because it changes the way we see, XR changes the way we think. Although we use it in games and experiences – and sometimes just through a QR code – XR is more than a game.

XR already encompasses the full gamut of human pursuits, from computer games to medical research, and there are major funded projects across the university in areas such as virtual classroom, autism, life sciences life, motion sickness, privacy and surveillance and tourist attractions.

ARC XR researchers can take advantage of a state-of-the-art 18 x 6 m viewing facility on ARC Level 2, which can be divided into three research areas. This new space is one of the largest XR studios in the UK. It will provide unique opportunities in Scotland to push the boundaries of XR research. As well as housing Glasgow University researchers and students, it is an open space for external partners, charities, museums, galleries, organizations and businesses.

XR can and will change the way we see the world and the way we think, and solve problems in all areas. Now its opportunities can be explored like never before in a space that can change lives.

Professor Murray Pittock is Senior Pro-Vice and Chair of the XR Strategy Board at the University of Glasgow and is the current Scottish Knowledge Exchange Champion

New oil traders fill void as big names abandon Moscow Tue, 17 May 2022 01:57:33 +0000

(Bloomberg) – As the world’s biggest oil traders cut their exports of Russian crude, the market is trying to figure out who will fill the void.

Responses include a medium-sized Geneva-based trader with strong ties to Moscow, several smaller businesses that are becoming more active, and completely new names, including one called Bellatrix – the name of an evil wizard from the world of Harry Potter.

Russia’s ability to find intermediaries, ships and buyers for its crude is critical both to the global oil market and to Moscow. The fewer barrels the country exports, the greater the pressure on supply, but also on the nation’s income.

The wide range of traders shows how – for now – Russia is weathering the pullback of Trafigura Group and Glencore Plc, two of the world’s biggest commodity traders. Vitol Group, the world’s biggest oil trader, also said it would not touch new Russian business and its business would decline from this quarter.

Litasco SA, a unit of Moscow-based producer Lukoil PJSC, has become the largest Urals flagship quality manager in Russia, according to port agent reports compiled by Bloomberg. He hired tankers to transport at least 14 million barrels in April and 8.6 million already this month, far exceeding anyone else’s share.

There are no legal obstacles to transporting Russian oil, although the US and UK have announced phased bans, and Europe is still expected to do so in the coming weeks.

Geneva-based Litasco declined to comment on the exchanges, but said the company, along with its subsidiaries and affiliates, complied with all laws and regulations. The trader said it was taking “all necessary measures to mitigate the impact of the international situation on ongoing operations, customers and consumers”.

Equity Barrels

The majority of Litasco’s shipments probably came from Lukoil. In the past, at least some European refiners would have hired tankers to move them. Most have left the Russian business since the war, meaning Litasco not only has to sell the barrels but also handle shipping them.

Important changes

Significant changes are also taking place in Asia, from where Russia exports more than 350 million barrels of crude annually, most of it going to buyers in that region. That’s almost a quarter of the country’s crude exports.

Shandong Port Group Co., a company with close ties to oil refiners in the Chinese province of the same name, has hired the tanker Kriti Future for a 1,500 kilometer journey to move the Pacific Ocean from Eastern Siberia from Russia, or ESPO oil, from the port of Kozmino to China. this month, according to ship brokers and fixtures seen by Bloomberg.

No one answered calls to the general office of Shandong Port Group and an email was not immediately answered.

The company, supported by the local government, has several ports, warehouses and its own fleet of ships. It said in a WeChat statement posted on its official account that a tanker carrying 100,000 tons of crude is expected to arrive in Dongjiakou, near Qingdao, in mid-May.

Shandong Port Group’s involvement and its ties to local businesses suggests that some receivers of ESPO crude are starting to get more directly involved in bringing more Russian barrels, likely because major cargo traders have backed off, according to people. involved in the market.

At least two Chinese oil companies and an international trading house stopped loading these Kozmino shipments for shipment to China earlier this month, traders said.

“Major traders – including state-owned ones – have announced very public blackout dates to stop trading Russian oil this month and this comes well after many shipping companies have walked away from trading” , said Anoop Singh, head of the tanker. research at Braemar ACM Shipbroking Pte.

“If there is a total EU ban, then Russian oil trade will have to become more private, while some of those cheap barrels will continue to flow to limited outlets in Asia,” he said. -he adds.

Bellatrix, Livna

The most unusual name to lift the flagship rank of the Urals in Russia is a company called Bellatrix. This month, it has ships carrying nearly 3 million barrels of crude, according to port agent information compiled by Bloomberg. Two ship brokers and three traders said they had never heard of Bellatrix before and were unable to obtain her contact details.

Bellatrix’s May shipments account for a quarter of all Urals crude from the Baltic Sea port of Primorsk, where the name of the company shipping the barrels is listed. Bellatrix Lestrange is a character from the Harry Potter books and films. It has never appeared before in port agent reports compiled by Bloomberg.

Oil traders and ship brokers across Asia said more ships laden with cargoes of Russian crude had also been leased by smaller charterers. The anticipation of an EU ban, coupled with the exit of major companies, is putting increasing pressure on Asian customers to openly stop taking those barrels, traders say.

In Asia, a company called Livna Shipping Ltd. increasingly involved in a key trade. The Hong Kong-registered shipping company has been listed as a charterer of eight vessels to deliver Russian ESPO crude to China so far in May, according to data from marine analytics firm Vortexa Ltd. The company was a relatively small participant in April and had only two charters, and none in March.

Vessels Agistri and Kriti Verano loaded ESPO crude from Kozmino through Livna in early May and traveled to Qingdao and Yingkou in China, according to vessel tracking data from Bloomberg. Five additional vessels were chartered by Livna to deliver the variety to Chinese buyers later this month, while Agistri was hired twice for the trade. The trip usually takes less than a week after loading.

A person who answered the phone at Livna in Hong Kong declined to comment.

Other emerging names include Coral Energy, which lists a Dubai address and phone number on its website, which makes numerous references to Russian operations.

Top Traders

At least as interesting as who transports Russian oil is who doesn’t. Glencore’s name has not appeared as the shipping company for any Urals crude since April. The company said in March it would honor pre-existing contracts but would not sign any new business deals in Russia.

Similarly, Trafigura shipments also appear to have fallen sharply this month.

So far in May, the company has lined up tankers to transport 200,000 tonnes from the Urals. That’s down from over a million tonnes in March and April. Trafigura declined to comment.

Vitol remained a relatively large Urals shipper this month, but also pledged to cut. It had ships for more than 14 million barrels of crude in April and May, according to port data, second only to Litasco.

“Oil volumes will decline significantly in the second quarter as current forward contractual obligations decline, and we expect this to be complete by the end of 2022,” Vitol said in a statement in April.

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Four Jets win automatic bids on the state track | local sports Mon, 16 May 2022 17:57:00 +0000

Cumberland County High School athletics will be well represented at the TSSAA’s Class AA State Meet on May 24, as four athletes earned automatic offers.

Automatic offers are given to the first two for each event in each section. General offers are determined by the TSSAA after the sections have been concluded.

In the lead, Cumberland County senior Treven McGhee won the 110 and 300 meter hurdles in Thursday’s Class AA sectional meet to advance.

McGhee posted a 15.31 at 110 and a 40.52 at 300.

CCHS senior Carson Conatser also qualified by placing second in the long jump at 21-foot-03.75 and the high jump at 6-foot-4.

Tickets for the state pole vaulters Jacob Atkinson and Belle Christopher were punched in the subsections last week as Christopher won the girls and Atkinson finished second in the boys.

In Thursday’s section, Cumberland County’s Peyton Dunlap placed fifth in the 100 meters clocking 12.96 seconds.

The men’s 4×200 meters relay team set a new school record at 1:33.78 and placed fourth overall. Team members include Christian Filler, Cody Elder, Conatser and McGhee.

The CCHS men’s 4×800 meter relay team of Elder, Tyler Carroll, Zach Ostrander and Michael Ostrander placed fifth.

For Stone Memorial, senior Meghan Niles posted the best result of the day with a third in the 300 meters hurdles at 50.24 seconds.

Nathan Wagner was fourth in the men’s 800 meters clocking 2:08.66.

Aaron Conley placed fifth in the men’s triple jump at 39-foot-0.75.

State dating offers in general were not available at the time of publication. Additional photos from Thursday’s Class AA intermediate section are available online at

Kerala Government Switches to GPS Instead of Survey Stones for SilverLine Survey Mon, 16 May 2022 09:32:47 +0000 Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Nasar B suggested using technology to decide SilverLine’s alignment, in light of massive protests against the laying of survey stones.

On Monday, May 16, the Kerala Rail Development Corporation (KRDCL) was instructed to use alternative methods to demarcate the boundaries of the SilverLine project rather than placing survey stones. The multi-crore semi-rapid high-speed train project is opposed by locals in many parts of the state and survey stone laying works have been repeatedly halted due to public protests .

Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Nasar B has written to the Commissioner of Land Revenue, District Collectors, as well as the Managing Director of KRDCL, suggesting the use of GPS-based methods for SilverLine alignment demarcation. “In view of the violent public protests and resistance on the ground from the stone laying team, they (KRDCL) had advised that the SilverLine alignment had been finalized using a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and that alignment could be easily established in the field by Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates using Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) survey equipment or cell phones with GPS function. Therefore, it has been proposed that bollards can be placed where landowners consent and in other places the alignment can be demarcated by marking on permanent structures,” he said. stated in the letter.

In addition, he directed the use of either the geotagging method using “good software or an app” or demarcation of boundaries by marking on permanent structures. “KRDCL should assist the SIA (Social Impact Assessment) team to identify the alignment either by DGPS survey equipment or mobile phones with GPS as proposed so that the SIA team can identify people affected by the project and collect the data correctly”, he added. .

Reacting to this order, K-Rail Virudha Janakeeya Samithi General Convener S Rajeevan asked what is the use of GPS, when social impact assessment is to be conducted in the field. “This decision by the government comes after understanding the vehement public opposition to the project. Especially after the protests in Kannur. However, the use of GPS is of no use as the HIA has to be conducted in the field and people’s consent has to be obtained from the ground. Can they do it using GPS? “, he added.

The SilverLine rail corridor, planned to cover a 530 kilometer stretch from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, is estimated at around Rs 64,000 crore. The project aims to facilitate transportation throughout North-South Kerala and reduce travel time to less than four hours from the current 12-14 hours. The proposed project was met with vehement opposition from residents as well as the Congress-led UDF.

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The new Nissan Qashqai hybrid SUV arrives in Australia Mon, 16 May 2022 00:52:43 +0000 Australian buyers will soon be spoiled for choice with a new high-tech, fuel-guzzling SUV heading Down Under very soon.

Nissan will challenge Toyota’s dominance in the hybrid vehicle market later this year with the launch of a gasoline-electric version of the Qashqai small SUV.

The Qashqai will take on Toyota’s upcoming Corolla Cross Hybrid and existing C-HR Hybrid when it arrives Down Under.

He will do it with another type of hybrid.

While Toyota’s “parallel” hybrids combine engine and electric motor power to turn their wheels, Nissan uses a “series” configuration, where the wheels are driven only by the electric motor. The gasoline engine simply serves as a generator to develop electricity for the engine. A small battery pack supplements this with energy captured from the vehicle’s regenerative braking setup. The output power is healthy 140 kW.

The hybrid engine will be offered alongside a conventional 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 110 kW / 250 Nm and paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The new Qashqai is 32mm wider and 35mm longer than before, with 20mm more distance between the front and rear wheels to improve cabin space. Towing capacity increased from 300 kg to 1500 kg.

The most expensive Qashqai model, the Ti, has a high-tech feel thanks to two 12.3-inch digital screens – one on the dashboard and the other in front of the driver – and a 10 .8 inches projected onto the windshield displaying satnav speed and directions.

Four model grades will be available at launch. The cheapest ST model has smaller digital screens, but creature comforts include push-button start, digital radio, smartphone mirroring and individual air vents for the rear seats. Standard safety equipment includes a center airbag to prevent the driver and passenger from hitting their heads in the event of a collision, as well as adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection.

The ST+ adds fog lights, 18-inch enables, the larger 12.3-inch center screen, satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay.

From there, the ST-L adds more safety tech, heated leather seats and wireless phone charging, while the Ti gets a head-up display, a larger digital screen for the driver, quilted leather, hands-free tailgate and 10-speaker Bose. audio system.

The Qashqai will arrive in the last quarter of this year, although Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson says initial supply of the hybrid version will be limited due to demand from Europe, where the brand must comply with strict CO2 emission standards.

“We’ll have more access to petrol than hybrid at the start, so if you look at…this calendar year, it’s not going to be indicative of customer demand. It’s going to be much more limited from a of e-Power than we would like it to be for this calendar year,” he says.

Pricing is expected to be announced next month.

Daly delivers with the best home track finish in Crazy Race Sun, 15 May 2022 00:26:33 +0000

A tough start, tough tire set, intermittent rain and bumpy finish were no match for Conor Daly as he bounced back to finish fifth Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Road Course. Speedway.

It was Daly’s first top five finish in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in nearly five years, dating back to his fifth place finish at World Wide Technology Raceway in 2017 driving for AJ Foyt Racing. It was the fourth top-five result of his INDYCAR career.

The finish is his best in any circuit configuration at IMS, which makes it even more special for the Hoosier rider.

“I think I only finished sixth here if I remember correctly, but that’s great,” Daly said. “I love this place. I really want a trophy from here. But it’s a great way to start the month. I mean, we wanted to bounce back here. That’s the goal. We knew we had a car fast. We did some great qualifying. We performed all weekend, that’s exactly what we wanted.

Daly started in front, qualifying fourth in the #20 Chevrolet BitNile fielded by Ed Carpenter Racing. It was his best NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying effort since qualifying sixth in this race last year and eighth for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race at the IMS road course last August.

But things quickly went south for Daly after the green flag was waved. The race started on a wet track in light rain. The start was declared wet, so Daly and the rest of the field had to start on Firestone rain tyres. But on lap 3 Daly pulled over to switch to alternate Firestone (red) tires.

The used tires weren’t in keeping with the car and Daly’s driving style, and he immediately fell into the pack. At one point Daly was running 23rd of 27 cars.

“I thought it was just another day at the office, but I never give up on this streak, and I tell the team that,” Daly said, referring to his bad luck seemingly often. “I said, ‘It doesn’t matter if the day goes badly, but I will always fight until the end. “”

Daly said that once he lost that set of tires to another set of alternate tires, his car was “perfect”. And that started his comeback to the front of the pack.

Intermittent rain throughout the day tested the NTT INDYCAR SERIES peloton. Daly said he was proud of the performance of himself and his fellow drivers as they followed the ever-changing circuit.

But the various wet stages on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile circuit and the various tire strategies that came with it allowed Daly to climb through the pack.

He re-entered the top 10 for the first time on lap 48 of the 75-lap race. On lap 62, Daly pitted his car for another set of rain tires as the humidity increased. It turned out to be a very beneficial decision.

Daly moved all the way up to fourth in the closing minutes of the GMR Grand Prix, but Marcus Ericsson managed to squeeze his #8 Ganassi Racing Honda Chocolate Chip Huski past Daly before the final warning was issued. to end the race.

“I really don’t think I’ve been through anything like that,” Daly said. “It was really strange. I mean, it was raining, then it was sunny, then it was raining again, and then you couldn’t see anything. So it was really, really interesting today.

While it wasn’t the best day of his career for Daly – his second-place finish in 2016 at Detroit holds that honor – it was his best result at Racing Capital of the World. Previously his best on the IMS road course was sixth and his best on the IMS oval is 10th.

It was a monumental moment for Daly, who grew up near Noblesville, Indiana, resides in Indianapolis, drives for Ed Carpenter of Indianapolis and is the son-in-law of IMS President J. Douglas Boles. And the strong day fueled his drive to maintain momentum as the series shifts into Indianapolis 500 mode next week.

Last year, Daly led a 40-lap race in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge before Graham Rahal’s loose tire hit the nose of his car and affected the rest of his day.

This year, Daly seeks redemption.

“I mean, I’m confident in every race, but those are the two most important to me,” Daly said. “God, I love them. We know we have a great car in Indy, so we’re going to come out strong next week and be ready for it.

The Indianapolis 500’s opening day of practice is Tuesday, May 17, with practice for the veteran ovals opening the day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. The rookie orientation program and veteran refreshers are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and the Indianapolis 500 open practice is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for Indy 500 practices are available on, and all track action can be seen live on Peacock Premium.

Dementia: GPS trackers provided to sufferers to help stop ‘tragic’ incidents | UK News Sat, 14 May 2022 16:58:24 +0000

When Len Jenkins was last found wandering the streets near his home in Portishead, a worried stranger made sure he was returned safely.

But Len’s son, Keith, constantly worries about his 94-year-old father.

Len’s dementia means he can’t always remember where he is. His caregivers put up signs on his front door telling him not to go out alone, but he sometimes forgets.

Keith, 76, lives 10 miles away and still works, so he’s not able to keep an eye on him all the time.

But now he has a new way to keep tabs on his dad. Len has been selected by Avon and Somerset Police to receive one of 30 new GPS tracking devices distributed to people with dementia.

They are given to people most at risk of disappearing. This means families and police can log into an app and find out where they are.

Devices can be worn as a lanyard or attached to clothing.

“I can relax a little more,” Keith says. “I can relax because I feel like everything is in place to help him physically as much as possible.”

Keith adds: “I could put him in a house where he’ll be 100 per cent safe…or I could take him home to where he wanted to be where he’s probably not as safe.

“And so the systems we have in place here, I think, are the best compromise. He’s at home, he’s happy and in my conscience, I’ve done everything to protect him.”

Keith constantly worries about his father.

The project was the brainchild of Sergeant Stuart King who saw that something needed to be done to help.

“Over the last 18 years of my police service this has happened regularly and in fact I have seen it more and more in recent years where we are getting more and more calls from people with dementia that are found by members of the public, lost or in distress,” said Sergeant King.

“And there are certain incidents that I witnessed as well that stuck with me. Some ended up in tragic circumstances and some were people with dementia who traveled through cities trying to find homes. of childhood that no longer exist.

“So it was these kinds of incidents that led me to look for a solution to this to better protect people.”

The tracker connects to an app that families and police can connect to
The tracker connects to an app that families and police can connect to

The devices were funded by local companies Bristol Water and Wessex Water.

Stuart has already been contacted by police forces across the country interested in rolling out a similar program.

There are currently around 900,000 people in the UK with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, but that figure is set to rise sharply to 1.6 million by 2040.

Len was found wandering the streets
Len was found wandering the streets

The charity’s policy officer, Gavin Terry, said with rising numbers there was a need to find new ways to support people.

“Innovative technology, like this initiative, is really important to achieve that,” he says.

“It is also a great example of how what is currently found in everyday technology can be put to good use to help keep people safe, help their loved ones, support them and care for them. them, improving their well-being and, in many cases, helping to prolong their independence.

“There are ethical considerations. And there should always be very clear guidelines for how this kind of technology is used, especially for people who don’t have the ability to make decisions for themselves. “

Hero farmer driving a tractor in the UK for a great cause Sat, 14 May 2022 09:35:43 +0000

A Devon farmer has embarked on an unusual journey to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). Victor Brook – from the Teign Valley region – set out from John O’Groats in a 61-year-old tractor, traveling across the UK to Lands End.

Victor’s journey, which has been dubbed ‘Vics Tractor Run’, began earlier this month (May 4) and has already raised over £5,000. Speaking to Devon Live, Vic said: “We had planned to do something for DAAT in 2019 but the world stood still for two years so we thought it best to go this spring.

“The air ambulance has landed in my fields a number of times. One night I helped carry a stretcher across the field and really got to see the work they do first hand. You think you you may never need it, until you do.”

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Despite the long distance, Vic says the trip so far has been great fun and he even got lost in Edinburgh. He joked: “At first when we decided to do tractor riding, my wife wasn’t too happy. My wife follows in a motorhome where we sleep at night. So far, knock on wood , we had no problems with the tractor.

“We had a lot of fun so far, we got lost in Edinburgh. I was following the road with my phone but it died. I finally found a petrol station and the guy was very nice. He told me said ‘I’ll charge your phone and you can have coffee on me then you can phone your wife’, she then came over with a GPS and we managed to get back on track.”

Vic Tractor Race

Victor aims to cover around 100 miles a day on the tractor. He said: “We hope to descend to Bodmin or beyond if possible on Saturday (14 May), that should give us an easy run on Sunday (15 May) to descend to Lands End around 2pm.”

Victor says that during his ride, two drivers stopped him and very kindly gave him some money to go towards the cause. He said: “I have a big banner on the tractor that explains what we do, it’s quite visible to others.

Victor adds that there is also another very special guest accompanying him on his journey, whom they have named the bear DAAT. Vic says that after traveling around the country, the DAAT cuddly bear will soon be up for grabs at an auction.

He ends: “He must be tired of traveling in a tractor!”

In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “After a long weeks journey from John O’ Groats, the adventurous and determined Victor Brook will arrive in Lands End this Sunday 15th May!

So far Victor has raised vital funds of over £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance! Victor, you are amazing! Good luck for the last leg of the journey!”

At the time of publication, Vic’s Tractor Run is over £5,400. If you would like to donate, visit their fundraiser here.

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