Max Verstappen has another chance to clinch the 2022 world championship in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The Red Bull driver’s winning streak ended in Singapore where he finished seventh. His closest championship rivals Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez filled the top two positions, trimming Verstappen’s points lead. But with 104 points in hand over Leclerc and another two over Perez, Verstappen’s chances of taking the title in Japan are much stronger. If he leaves Suzuka with a 112-point lead he’ll get the job done. Here’s how he can do it. Full points race The simple situation for Verstappen this weekend is that if the race goes the distance and he wins and sets the fastest lap, he will be the champion regardless of where anyone else finishes. But if he doesn’t do both those things, the title fight could remain open. For example if Verstappen wins but doesn’t take the fastest lap, Leclerc can keep the … [Read more...] about How Verstappen can win the F1 title in the Japanese GP · RaceFans
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HARTFORD — The third-ranking majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives told state Democrats on Sunday night that the current Congress has accomplished some of the most important legislation in seven decades, thanks to Connecticut's congressional delegation. But in a 32-minute cheerleading speech before 600 people in the Connecticut Convention Center, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of South Carolina stressed the importance of next month's election at a time when democracy is being threatened and Republicans have plans to defund major social-spending programs including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "You go through the production of this Congress and you go back and look at every previous Congress, you will go back to 1965 before you see a Congress that has been productive as this Congress," Clyburn said. "You look at Franklin Roosevelt, well, you say he gave us the New Deal. Yep. Harry Truman gave us the Fair Deal. Yep. Lyndon Johnson gave us the Great … [Read more...] about U.S. House leader praises CT delegation, stresses importance of next month’s election
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not talking about Christmas. It's Fat Bear Week, a pure and wonderful treat for people who need a break from the harsh realities of life. The competition champions the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they complete their transformations from scrawny to elephantine for hibernation. With the internet watching via live Bear Cams, the contestants go beast mode on the millions of sockeye salmon that run from Bristol Bay down the Brooks River. Then it's up to voters to interpret the "fattest." "There's no real set criteria that you're supposed to vote on," said Mike Fitz, a resident naturalist with Explore.org who started the competition in 2014. "You could vote on just simply the largest bear, or look at relative fatness or consider the extenuating circumstances of each bear's life like the challenges of raising offspring." For … [Read more...] about What is Fat Bear Week? Everything to know about the big, beefy event.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Israel on Monday held high-level talks for the first time in a decade, with the Europeans pressing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid about how to put a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians into place. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the recent support from Lapid — who took part in Monday’s talks by videoconference — for an end to the conflict based on an Israeli and Palestinian state living peacefully side by side. “This is also what we want to push for. We want the resumption of a political process that can lead to a two-state solution and a comprehensive regional peace,” Borrell said. “We have to explore how we can put this into practice.” “It’s better to sit and discuss frankly, than to avoid any contact. Certainly we disagree. Certainly we express … [Read more...] about EU, Israel hold high-level talks for first time in a decade
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl praised the team’s strategy after they took their biggest points haul from a grand prix this year. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo took fourth and fifth in the Singapore Grand Prix, moving the team past Alpine in the fight for fourth place in the championship. Seidl said he was “mega happy” with their result after Norris and Ricciardo started sixth and 16th respectively. “The team did an excellent job together with both drivers in very tricky conditions in order to maximise the result,” he said. “The team on the pit wall together with good communication with the drivers found the right balance between trying to achieve a great result, but at the same time being patient and not take any unnecessary risks.” McLaren avoided the temptation to switch from intermediate tyres to slicks before the track had dried sufficiently, said Seidl. George Russell spent many laps struggling on … [Read more...] about Seidl praises team’s “patient” strategy after McLaren’s biggest points haul this year · RaceFans
If the FIA and Liberty set out to ‘make everybody a little unhappy’ with their package of Technical, Sporting and Financial Regulations for the 2021 F1 season , they certainly seem to have succeeded. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free For while the team bosses spoken to by RaceFans after Wednesday’s F1 summit in Paris expressed relief that – as one of their number put it – “at last we have a definitive direction of travel”, another remarked they had “reservations about the exact route ahead”. A delay to 2022 was suggested by a minority of teams, but fell on deaf ears, not least because of the commercial and political implications. For starters, a delay would hit Liberty right in the NASDAQ share price through perceptions it had lost its way, while also complicating F1 chairman/CEO Chase Carey’s employment contract: he is said to be keen on stepping aside from his CEO role (but remaining chairman). Equally, FIA president Jean Todt’s third (and, he insists, … [Read more...] about Have the ‘big three’ teams finally accepted F1’s 2021 rules revolution? · RaceFans
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 In comic books, Galactus is known as the devourer of worlds. When it comes to action figures, Galactus is now the destroyer of wallets. Hasbro decided that its newest figure depicting the giant planet eater from Marvel's Fantastic Four wouldn't be the typical six-inch toy that retails in the $20 to $30 range and decorates work desks and bookshelves. This Galactus, with a design based on the art of famed Marvel writer-artist John Byrne, would be a towering 32-inch-tall monstrosity of plastic articulation. The figure, scheduled for release some time this fall, is the biggest toy Hasbro has ever built for its Marvel line, which is fitting, given Galactus's gigantic stature. The price for such oversize ambition? $399.99. How do you know whether a fan base will step up to luxury-level action-figure pricing? Hasbro's answer is to crowdfund in advance to gauge interest, as part of the … [Read more...] about Would you buy a $400 Marvel action figure? Thousands of people can’t wait.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has advocated in Washington for privacy protection for 25 years, warning about threats to online privacy. The Associated Press spoke recently with Chester about growing public concern and official action. Q: The Federal Trade Commission is considering crafting rules to police what it sees as harmful commercial surveillance. In Congress, privacy legislation has moved closer to passage. Do these developments reflect evolving public sentiment? A: There’s a growing public backlash over the use of our personal information by companies such as Google, Amazon, Meta and TikTok. People are aware that nearly every company they deal with collects data from and about them. That lucrative information provides the companies’ immense revenues. Q: What's behind the greater awareness and concern? A: … [Read more...] about Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm
DALLAS — The great State Fair of Texas is back at Fair Park. This year, the annual event unveiled 41 new food and drink items—crunchy, buttery, creamy, sweet, savory, dipped, fried, drizzled, stuffed, and often sprinkled with state fair pixie dust, a.k.a powdered sugar. With some items nearing $30 worth of tickets, fair food isn't cheap. I, for one, blew through more than $60 I regret, which is why it's important to focus on the foods that are truly worth it . For instance, the new raspberry chipotle sopapilla cheesecake sounds incredible, but the pastry was rubbery and cold, and I detected no cheesecake flavor. Cajun lobster bisque croquettes also lured me, but bland fried hash browns overpowered any flavor of lobster or brie cheese they contained. Then there's the Fat Elvis, a biscuit with fried plantains, bacon, toasted marshmallow fluff and PB&J. It held mouth-shockingly good flavors, but the biscuit was dry, cold and crumbly. Let's just say, I wouldn't risk it for that … [Read more...] about We ranked 6 new State Fair of Texas foods—and tell you what to skip