Oil and gas moneyThe business community in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam) is calling on the Government to re- invest part of the oil and gas money into sustainable sector in an effort for Guyanese to benefit directly from the oil revenues. This request was made by Chairman of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce Deleep Singh during a consultation on the draft local content policy.Singh, who spoke on behalf of the region’s private sector, said money earn should be re- invested into the agriculture sector, which creates more employment than the oil industry. He said when the money is spent on other service industries then value can be added to the oil.“Lets don’t paint a picture that Guyana economy depends on oil, oil prices are currently low internationally and this is not good, if we are focusing on oil then use the money and re-invest on other sectors that generates income and provides opportunities for Guyanese,” Singh told the gathering.Singh further explained that the natural resources of any country are the citizens asset and as such Guyanese should be consulted when it comes to the oil Industry.Another businessman, who is a miller and a agro- processor, Rupan Ramotar, also supported Singh’s suggestions stating the revenues earn should be re-invested into the manufacturing sector and other sectors which create greater employment and which will sustain income for Guyanese.During the consultation with the region’s private sector concerns were raised about the procurement and tapping into important contracts and whether locals will be given priority to provide services.The consultation was part of the Natural Resources Ministry outreaches on the draft local content policy framework for the oil and gas sector. The event was held on Thursday at the Region Two Regional Boardroom.The local content policy was developed with input from Consultant Anthony Paul.The Trinidadian Petroleum Specialist conducted a rapid assessment of Guyana’s preparedness for an oil and gas industry as well as outlined the benefits for Guyana.During his presentation, Paul explained that the policy framework seeks to address issues like good governance, beneficial ownership and capacity building and has many opportunities for Guyana. Similar consultations were conducted in Linden and Berbice. (Indrawattie Natram)
Photo: Mayor Bruce Lantz lights the flame after announcing the launch of the 2009 Civic and Community Awards – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caMayor Lantz braved the cold on Tuesday to light the flame in Centennial Park.- Advertisement – The lighting kicked off the 2009 Civic and Community Awards. The theme this year is ‘lighting of the flame’, and ties together many of the events that have taken place over the past year. The flame was chosen this year because it represents energy, enthusiasm and creativity used to foster good will. Fort St. John’s Juno nominated singer and songwriter Danya Manning will headline the event. Categories for the Awards include Athlete of the Year, Artist of the Year and Volunteer Organization of the year. Advertisement There are a total of 27 Awards that will be handed out. The Gala event will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at the Pomeroy Hotel. Nomination forms can be picked up at City Hall, or on the city’s website at www.fortstjohn.ca. Tickets for the event will be on sale starting April 1st, 2009.
Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford had 17 and the top-ranked Gators stretched their winning streak to 15 games, pulling away in the second half. Florida (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) also extended its best start ever in the league by sweeping the season series. No. 4 Wisconsin 71, at Penn State 58 Alando Tucker scored 24 points, Michael Flowers had 12 and the Badgers pulled away after halftime. The Nittany Lions (10-12, 1-8 Big Ten) hung close for much of the game thanks to an active zone and energetic forward Jamelle Cornley, who finished with 20 points. No. 7 Pittsburgh 60, at West Virginia 47 Sam Young scored a career-high 21 points as Pitt dealt the Mountaineers’ their first home loss of the season. The Panthers (21-3, 9-1 Big East) showed no signs of rust from a nine-day layoff and had no trouble scoring inside on the Mountaineers (18-5, 7-4), who were held to a season-low for points. At No. 9 Kansas 97, Kansas State 70 Brandon Rush scored 18 points to lead the Jayhawks in a rough and spirited renewal of a long rivalry that’s been re-energized with the arrival of Bob Huggins. At No. 11 Marquette 67, Rutgers 47 Ousmane Barro had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 21-4, 8-2 Golden Eagles, who opened the Big East with losses to Providence and Syracuse but are unbeaten since, winning eight consecutive games. Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews, David Cubillan and Dan Fitzgerald each scored 10 points as Marquette had little trouble in a tuneup before a key game Saturday against No. 22 Georgetown. At Oklahoma 67, No. 17 Oklahoma State 60 Nate Carter scored six of his 18 points in the final minutes to help stave off a late rally. JamesOn Curry, Mario Boggan and David Monds had baskets to cut the lead to three. Terrel Harris then stole the ball from Michael Neal and was fouled but missed both of his free throws with a chance to get the Cowboys within one with 2:47 remaining. That’s where the rally ended. At No. 18 Alabama 80, Mississippi State 79 Ronald Steele drove the length of the court for a layup with 6.7 seconds left for the winining basket. Ben Hansbrough hit the second of two free throws with 14 seconds to play to give the Bulldogs a 79-78 lead. Steele took the inbounds pass, took the ball across midcourt, then accelerated past Jamont Gordon for the winning basket. At No. 20 Kentucky 95, South Carolina 89 Ramel Bradley scored 21 points and Bobby Perry had a season-high 18 for the Wildcats. Kentucky built a 50-28 halftime lead, but with three minutes left, the Gamecocks used two steals to get three baskets – two by Brandon Wallace – in the span of just 12 seconds to cut the lead to 87-77. Tre Kelly got five of his career-high 36 points in the final seconds before time ran out. At No. 21 Southern Illinois 60, Bradley 50 Tony Young scored a season-high 25 points to keep the Salukis tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference. Randal Falker had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Salukis (20-5, 11-3), who led by as many as 19 in the first half but saw its margin dwindle to five in the closing minutes. No. 22 Georgetown 73, at Louisville 65 Roy Hibbert scored 20 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead the Hoyas. Jeff Green scored 16 points and DaJuan Summers had 13 as the Hoyas (17-5, 7-2 Big East) won their sixth consecutive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By the time the game was entering its final minutes, North Carolina looked fresher and found ways to knock down the critical shots against the fast-starting Blue Devils (18-6, 5-5). North Carolina didn’t take its first lead until there were about five minutes left, but shot 59 percent after halftime and hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final 31 seconds to seal it. “We started to get tougher as the game went on, as it started winding down,” said Hansbrough, who scored 12 points in the second half. “That’s maybe what we need to do at the beginning of the game, too.” Freshman Jon Scheyer had a career-high 26 points for the Blue Devils. No. 1 Florida 71, at Georgia 61 Freshman Brandan Wright scored 19 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 16 to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels past No. 16 Duke 79-73, earning their second consecutive win in Cameron Indoor Stadium and handing the Blue Devils their first three-game losing streak in nearly eight years. Rookie Ty Lawson had 15 points for the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 points early in the second half before finally going ahead to stay in the final minutes. DURHAM, N.C. – The crowd was rowdy and hostile. Duke, determined to end a nagging losing streak, had built a big lead behind a surge of emotion. Yet North Carolina’s youngsters kept coming. And by the end, those Tar Heels had escaped one of college basketball’s most intimidating arenas with a confidence-building win Wednesday night.
Finn Harps’ squad strength will be tested to the full on Friday night when they finally play their first away game of the 2011 campaign. Two weeks ago, Harps’ trip to Athlone was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, but Waterford United await the visit of Harps to the south-east on Friday with both sides looking for their first victory of the season. Harps have opened their campaign with back-to-back home 2-2 draws against Limerick and Monaghan United, leading twice in both games but still only managing to pick up a point. However, they have finished both games with ten men after Mark Forker seen red against Limerick, and Tommy Bonner was sent-off last Friday against Monaghan. While James Gallagher had sympathy with Forker regarding his opening day red-card, he had no such words of comfort for Bonner.“It’s unacceptable and I don’t want the likes of that,” Gallagher said. “It’s no good to me and it’s no good to Finn Harps. He’s a senior player and he should be leading by example with a young lad like Raymond Foy in beside him. He said the Monaghan player clipped his ankle but there was no need to respond in the way he did.” Both players will sit out Friday’s trip to the RSC to face Stephen Henderson’s side who have started the season with just one point from two games – a 0-0 draw at home to Athlone Town was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Monaghan at Gortakeegan. “I supposed it’s clichéd but it was a game of two halves really,” commented Gallagher as he looked back on Friday’s draw with Monaghan.“We were in good control of the game in the first half and we got our rewards with the goal before half-time having put Monaghan under a lot of pressure. It’s one where you don’t want to see half-time coming but you expect players to keep doing what they were doing but it doesn’t always work out like that. “Monaghan came out well at the start of the second half and they were well up and at it. We never really saw much of the ball and didn’t make great use of it. The first goal was avoidable and it let them back into the game. Kevin’s second goal pulled it out of the hat but I thought if we could’ve regrouped we would’ve held on from there. “We need a wee bit more about it to win games like that. We are always trying to make the players more mentally strong and tuned. You have to respond to different situations. There’s a mentality thing that’s been here since I took over and if we were a little stronger we could’ve won that game.” Not only will Gallagher have to plan without the suspended midfield duo of Forker and Bonner and long term injury victims Garbhan Friel and Christy Conaghan for tonight’s long trip south, but his squad will also be missing the services of winger Marc Brolly who took a knock to the knee during last week’s draw with Monaghan. And centre-back Paddy McLaughlin is also a doubt with a groin strain. Raymond Foy, who started in place of Forker in midfield last week is likely to get another start, while Gary Whoriskey and Keith Cowan could also be in line to see their first action of the season on Friday.“Raymond (Foy) done very well last week to win the penalty, got about the pitch but going down to Waterford it’s a different ball-game altogether. They’re a big, physical team and obviously we’ll have to approach the game slightly different to what we did for the Monaghan game.“With Brolly, Forker and Bonnar out it leaves you short of three important players but it’s not so bad because we can call on the likes Oisin McMenamin, Gary Merritt, Keith Cowan, Aaron O’Hagan and Raymond too; they’ll all be in contention for a spot in the team”, said the Harps boss. Harps have a miserable record in Waterford, and you have to go all the way back to August 2001 to find a last Harps victory at the RSC. Then, Harps came out winners by the odd goal in seven. The last three visits there have all ended in defeat. However, Gallagher said that he is taking his team down there to try and win.“We’ll not be going down there looking for a 0-0 draw, we’ll always approach the game looking to play attacking football,” he said. “Our midfield has obviously been ravaged with the loss off Mark and Tommy and, whereas last year I felt we couldn’t play this system because we mightn’t have had the personnel, it’s important not to force it. We might have to set up slightly different but we’ll still be geared towards playing attacking football. I think we still have the players that if we can keep things tight, not give away any silly mistakes, that we have enough quality to score goals. “People might be arguing that Kevin (McHugh) is playing up top on his own but if he carries on the way he has, we’ll have no problem with that and neither will Kevin. He is really enjoying the role at the minute and hopefully will continue to bang in the goals.” Suspended: Mark Forker (2nd of 3 Matches), Tommy Bonner (Automatic 1 Match ban)Doubtful: Paddy McLaughlin (groin)Injured: Marc Brolly (ankle), Garbhan Friel (knee), Christy Conaghan (knee).Unavailable: None.Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-D-W-D-D (9 pts)Waterford United: W-W-W-W-D-L (13 pts)Last six games away to Waterford United25-Mar-05 – Lost 1-2 (Premier Division)09-Sep-05 – Drew 2-2 (Premier Division)23-Nov-07 – Drew 3-3 (Promotion/Relegation Play-Off)28-Jul-09 – Lost 0-4 (First Division)23-Apr-10 – Lost 0-2 (First Division)09-Oct-10 – Lost 1-3 (First Division)Finn Harps Goalscorers 2011Kevin McHugh – 3Gareth Harkin – 1 Finn Harps Results 2011 (Harps goalscorer in brackets)4th March 2011 – Finn Harps 2-2 Limerick (McHugh, Harkin)18th March 2011 – Finn Harps 2-2 Monaghan United (McHugh 2)HARPS HOPING FOR FULL POINTS AWAY TO WATERFORD was last modified: March 25th, 2011 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:finn harpsgallagherharkinwaterford
The recent flooding at the Aura Leisure Centre is a lot worse than first thought.Management at the centre in Letterkenny have been forced to tell sporting clubs that the outdoor floodlights may not be working until after Christmas. However, the centre is trying its best to accommodate the hundreds of children and sportspeople who use the centre each week.Many clubs who have block-booked the all-weather pitches at the centre are now being accommodated inside the centre.Those attending are asked to wear trainers instead of football boots.FLOODY HELL – WHO PUT THE LIGHTS OUT AT AURA? was last modified: November 24th, 2015 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:newsSport
The official opening of the Castle Adventure Open Farm, at Wardtown Castle, Ballyshannon took place on Friday last with Máire Áine Gardiner from Failte Ireland declaring the fabulous new facility officially open.The latest tourism attraction in South Donegal is situated 3 miles from Ballyshannon on the Rossnowlagh road, in the picturesque town land of Wardtown. The open farm was developed in the original farm yard of Wardtown Castle which was built in the 17th century and although in disrepair it is still an impressive building to this day.The Open Farm hosts lots of fun activities with plenty of activities to enjoy under cover in the barns, including Bunny cuddling, Lamb Bottle-feeding etc.There is loads of indoor fun and play in the huge indoor activity centre, sandpit, and of course trips on our barrel amazing train.You can also drive a real digger and discover the huge outdoor Adventure Playground. You may pay a visit to the coach house coffee shop to sample our mouth-watering homebaking or simply daze at the amazing craftsmanship that was involved in the old Castle buildings construction.These are just some of the features at this very unique Adventure Open Farm.Speaking at the opening, Chairman of Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), Mr Jim Slevin representing the funders of the project stated that “LEADER is one of the core funding programmes administered by DLDC and it has played a major role in revitalising rural communities and the rural economy of Donegal.The Castle Adventure Open Farm is a testament to the success of LEADER and indeed the entire Tourism sector within Donegal”.He went on to congratulate the Patton family and acknowledge their commitment and input and who’s idea and vision had taking us here today.Also speaking at the opening Máire Áine Gardiner, Failte Ireland said “”Failte Ireland are delighted to see the realization of the Farm Diversification project under the Rural Development Programme at Castle Adventure Open Farm. “Visitors are increasing looking for quality rural tourism experiences of a high standard where the whole family can enjoy our spectacular environment but also have some wet weather options as well.“We congratulate the Patton family on taking this initiative and look forward to promoting this new attraction for many years to come.”Hugh John Patton on behalf of the Patton family “We would like to take this opportunity to thank DLDC and their Board for their commitment and support during this project as without their support this project would not be possible.“We would like to give a special word of thanks to Frank Kelly and his team in DLDC for all their hard work and input into this project. “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support and well wishes we have received from our neighbour and the local community.“We have waited over 3 years for this day and are delighted now that our dream has now become reality. With the foundations that DLDC helped us to establish we hope to grow this business further in the coming years.“The overall cost of the new project was close to €400K but as you can see from the high standard this project was finished to, it was money well spent.FAILTE IRELAND OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW FARM ADVENTURE CENTRE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 18th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
When people think of a car, they think of the thing that gets them from one place to the next. Traditionally they have been just that: a tool with a single function – to get someone, or something, from one place to another.With the advent of new vehicle designs and the addition of new technology, that is going to change. Just like phones have evolved over the last two decades from a single purpose tool to one with countless functions, vehicles are now undergoing something similar.New vehicles are being built with an increasing number of sensors. These sensors are not only measuring how the vehicle is operating, but are starting to measure the environmental conditions they are being used in too. Future vehicles will effectively become mobile sensor beds, collecting data, at a granular level, across the whole planet.The massive amounts of data being generated will be perfect for the application of machine learning. The created algorithms will have an unprecedented level of understanding on how the environments outside the vehicles will change over time,Imagine a car that selected a playlist based on driving conditions. Or that knew an icy patch was up ahead because the car that drove past that point an hour ago sensed wet road conditions and the temperature has just dropped to the point that it will freeze. These are just the tip of the iceberg on some of the things machine learning will bring to vehicles on the road.Startups are leading the chargeCurrent technology tends to revolve around the creation or aggregation of data with an intended future application to machine learning. Nauto and UrbanLogiq are two startups in this space.Nauto is building a data set to help OEMs and other partners develop the next generation of autonomous capability for vehicles in urban areas. However, their data set also includes things such as road conditions and how they change over time. This could be used, alongside machine learning, in the future to determine when and where cities should do maintenance to optimize their budgets and road safety.UrbanLogiq is not building a data set, but preparing governments for the arrival smart car technology. They’re building a platform that would integrate data from systems like Nauto with the government’s own traffic sensor data to facilitate responsive traffic light timing. Using machine-learning, this aggregation of data will help city planners understand and predict the evolution of their communitiesThis month, Google has also made a play in this space to tackle a common pain in city driving – finding where to park. They are using the data they collect to create predictions on where there might be free parking.Creating an intelligent futureThese technologies are just the start of how environment data collected from vehicles will change the world. With millions of vehicles on the roads every day, they will be collecting data everywhere and on potentially everything they come across.A change that will probably happen in the near future is related to weather data, patterns, and forecasts. Each vehicle could be constantly collecting temperature, pressure, and potentially even wind speed and uploading all that data to a centralized system. With millions of vehicles on the road, you have a geographic data set that is extremely granular allowing strong predictions on how the weather will change over time. With machine vision added to these vehicles, the possibilities increase exponentially, allowing for exact positioning of lightning, and high-resolution, three-dimensional modeling of storm fronts.Once you have strong weather predictions you can merge the data set with supply chain data. This will allow companies to optimize their supply chain and inventory based on future weather. The concept of shelves being out of stock due to weather or a manufacturing bottleneck due to parts being unexpectedly delayed will become a thing of the past. Companies will be able to leverage the environmental data coming off vehicles to allow them to optimize their operations around future weather.Another situation you will see is machine learning driven advice on when to schedule events. You might be able to get a warning that by scheduling an event at one time, the weather coupled with traffic will make it take an hour to get there. However, if you schedule it an hour earlier, it may only take 15 minutes.Environmental sensors could even be merged with sensors monitoring the driver or passengers in the vehicle. Knowledge of what conditions make a driver feel stressed or relaxed could be used to determine when they should drive or be driven for them to feel best.We can look forward to a future where our vehicles will understand the environments they will be operating in and how that knowledge will be used to optimize our lives.Allowing vehicles to understand the environmentRethinking what a vehicle is. Vehicles transitioning from simply a transportation tool to a series of sensors that travel across the world. These sensors could pick up changing road conditions or weather patterns. These large new data sets can then be used by governments (road repairs), insurance, or routing purposes and will allow people to make the best data-driven decisions.This article is part of our connected cars series. You can download a high-resolution version of the landscape featuring 250 companies here. 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“In the last two years, we were told we did not have “In the last two years, we were told we did not have enough fire power in the middle order. Now, if you see, Naman Ojha in the last match had come at number seven, Moises (Henriques) at number six and Deepak Hooda at number five and Morgan at four,” Laxman said. “So, I think we got enough depth in our batting. Bowlers like Bipul (Sharma) and Karn (Sharma) can also bat and so does Bhuvneshwar Kumar. So, I think we are very pleased. “But, in T20 format, its also important that your top 3 batsmen perform and invariably, when that happens, you are always in a comfortable position to pile up a big total or chase a big total. So, the importance of the top three is very crucial,” Laxman said. He also complimented the way SRH bowlers, including Bhunveshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran have performed in the recent matches. “We are very pleased with the way our bowlers have performed. Especially, if you see the last two games against formidable batting line ups, our bowlers did really well. Not to single out anyone, as a bowling group, I thought, to defend both the teams below 150 was exceptional on good batting wickets. Thats something which we want to continue,” he said. Laxman said seasoned players Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, who are recovering from injuries, would be invaluable when they join the team after being declared fit. “To answer when Nehra and Yuvraj comes, both of them are match winners and experienced players. We are fortunate to have both of them. We will try to use their experience. “I am sure both of them are raring to go. But, we have to wait on their fitness. Once, both of them are fit, they will be invaluable to win the matches. Its important to have match winners. We do not want to rely on one or two individuals to win us matches. the more the number, the better for us.” Replying to a query, Laxman said Hyderabads key player Kane Williamson is now fit. The 41-year-old from Hyderabad said captain David Warner does have a big say in team selection and that the playing XI is picked as per teams requirements. “But, I think me, Tom (Moody), Murali (Muralidharan), along with David, we sit down and select the XI and we choose the XI depending on the opposition we are playing and depending on the condition we are going to confront,” he said. “But, having said that, I think we want to be as consistent as possible with our selection. I have experienced in the past, if you chop and change with one or two bad performances, it will create a feeling of insecurity within the group which we dont want. “Over the years, we have been very consistent in giving opportunities to each and every individual. Warner definitely has a big say in picking up the XI,” he said. PTI SJR ATK ATKadvertisement
Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “I don’t mind. I love racing,” Hamilton said after climbing out of his car with a wave to the massive crowds at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. “This is a race I’ve wanted to win for some time. It came together nicely.”It came together because Hamilton overcame damage to his car floor from an opening-lap collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, and then managed an early tire change for a shocking 48 laps to drive away with a comfortable win over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceOnly Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas’ third-place finish denied Hamilton the season championship by the slimmest of margins. Hamilton needed to beat Bottas by 14 points, but picked up 10 instead while earning his 10th win of the season and 83rd of his career.That sends the championship to next week’s U.S. Grand Prix, where Hamilton has won five times since 2012. He clinched the 2015 title there. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Becoming his own man Arsenal captain Xhaka rages against fans in draw with Palace Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! “It’s been a good hunting ground for me,” Hamilton said of the Texas race.But Mexico City was a big prize he badly wanted.Hamilton had won the 2017 and 2018 championships here, but fared poorly in both races and didn’t make the podium either time. Drivers call the Mexico City winners’ celebration the biggest and wildest of the season, and Hamilton hadn’t stood there since his victory in 2016.“You could see someone else on the podium celebrating the win and you wanted to do that,” Hamilton said.Leclerc and Vettel had started 1-2. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had been stripped of pole position for driving too fast under a yellow flag after Bottas’ crash in the late stages of Saturday qualifying.ADVERTISEMENT Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates after his victory in the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — Lewis Hamilton got the Mexican victory party he craved. He’ll have to wait another week for a sixth career championship.The Mercedes driver overcame Ferrari’s front-row start to win the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday, pushing him so close to the season championship that he’s all but guaranteed to win it next week at the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas.ADVERTISEMENT That penalty also let Hamilton start third with a chance to chase a win and the championship.Ferrari protected the lead from the start as Vettel moved to edge out Hamilton on the long opening straight. Hamilton then fell to fifth after tangling with Verstappen on the second corner as they bumped tires and both cars went into the grass.Hamilton’s tire change on Lap 23 proved pivotal as he inched toward the front, but it wasn’t without worry.“It feels like we stopped too early,” Hamilton radioed his garage. “This is a long way to go on these tires, man.”Ferrari split its pit strategies with Vettel stopping once and Leclerc twice. Both drivers yielded the lead for fresh tires. Leclerc finished fourth.“I think we were confident if we split the cars we would cover both options,” Vettel said. “Neither (Mercedes) or us expected their tires to last that long.”And Hamilton just kept going.“He was cruising,” Vettel said. “Our strategy could have been sharper.”Bottas earned his podium in a car that had to be repaired overnight after his hard crash in qualifying. His pushing Vettel from behind late in the race helped ease pressure on Hamilton at the front.“The car felt good, as good as before the crash,” Bottas said. “I had a small headache in the morning. I don’t know if that was the tequila or the crash.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:53Gov’t, MNLF creating panels to ‘move forward’ in peace talks00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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