However, despite the millions being ploughed into the Chinese game on the back of president Xi Jinping’s demand for China to become a world force, Tevez hasn’t been impressed with the quality of football he has seen.“I don’t think they will be able to compete with any of the big European sides,” Tevez told Spanish TV station Movistar.“Even if the best players come, I think the football is very different and the fans treat it in a completely different way as well.“I don’t think they will get there in 50 years.”Tevez hasn’t done much to impress since arriving in the Far East, scoring just once from the penalty spot in four matches before being sidelined by injury.“They aren’t very physical but I think they are very naive,” he added.“Without meaning to they can do you damage with a kick because they are clumsy.”Yet, with the government cracking down on the number of foreign players each team is allowed to sign, Tevez expects big improvements from the new generation of Chinese players.“Technically they are not very good, but I think with this new rule that the government have put in, the kids are going to have to start playing and that they will improve a lot.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“I don’t think they will be able to compete with any of the big European sides,” said Shanghai Shenhua’s Carlos Tevez about players in the Chinese league © AFP/File / STRMADRID, Spain, May 26 – Carlos Tevez may be reaping the rewards of China’s football boom, but believes standards in his new home fall well below the level he has become accustomed to in a glittering career.The Argentine, who had spells at Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, joined Shanghai Shenhua on a then world record 38-million-euro ($40 million) salary in December.
The BBC Crew in Donegal with Jason BlackDONEGAL’S spectacular scenery is set to be featured in a new documentary – giving the county another tourism boost.A BBC crew has spent the week filming around the county.And there was no better man to show them around than King of the Hills (and the Mountains) Jason Black. The Letterkenny businessman said the crew from the Beeb were blown away by what they found.The man who conquered Mount Everest earlier this summer said: “I’ve been working with the BBC on a documentary profiling hill walking and climbing in the wonderful hills of Donegal.”He said they spent Thursday at his favourite spot – Errigal.“The weather was beautiful and the views were spectular – the film crew’s jaws are still on the floor,” he told Donegal Daily. “The tourism potential is phenomenal in the hills of Donegal.“It’s for the BBC series ‘Ar Bhealach na Gaeltachta’“Part of the story line is how the hills of Donegal have become so famous as a training ground in preparation for world class mountaineering, drawing parallels on how Chris bonington from the UK who was one of the world’s most famous adventures and of course myself used the Donegal landscape to take on the world’s biggest challenge Mt Everest.“The documentary was shot in a four part series profiling the most spectular natural geography we have here in our county from the sights of the sea stacks & cliffs of Slieve League to the splender of Inishowen, Sliabh Sneacht and finishing on the champion of them all at Errigal.”The BBC are due to show the series in the autumn. It will feature Jason unfurling the Donegal flag he took to the top of Mount Everest back on top of Errigal.“That was a very special moment for the cameras,” said Jason.NEW TOURISM BOOST AS JASON BLACK MAKES BBC DOCUMENTARY ON THE HILLS OF DONEGAL was last modified: August 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:BBCDunleweyErrigalEverestJason Black
Greater Valley Glen Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the faculty cafeteria at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Call (818) 772-4842 or see www.GVGC.us. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411 or see www.stnc.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Community Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 787-2737. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Granada Hills Public Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.OldGranadaHills.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Pacoima Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the community room at the Pacoima Youth and Family Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Call (818) 590-4792. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Use rear entrance. Call (818) 832-7540. Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966. Neighborhood Council Valley Village, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-2932. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883.
Listen back to more madness and mayhem from everyone’s favourite duo, Mike Graham and Mike Parry, on Saturday’s Warm Up show!On today’s show, the Mikes preview the day’s sporting action and talk Christmas myths, Manchester United killing our planet, and the latest One Minute Moan.
17 April 2015The thousands of South Africans who took part in a peace march in Durban on Thursday have spoken in one voice, calling for peace and for an end to attacks on foreign nationals.The peace march was organised by the KwaZulu-Natal government in response to the violent attacks against foreign nationals in various parts of the province, especially the greater Durban area.Five people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed in the attacks that have flared up in several parts of KwaZulu-Natal, including KwaMashu and Umlazi, over the past two weeks. The violence has spread to parts of Gauteng, including Johannesburg.The march, which started at Curries Fountain and proceeded to City Hall, was led by Premier Senzo Mchunu, who was joined by the political leadership, faith-based organisations, NGOs, thousands of South Africans as well as foreign nationals.#Durban We stand Together for a United Africa #No2Xenophobia pic.twitter.com/xgRysYkASJ— I Love Durban (@ILuvDBN) April 16, 2015Among those who joined the march were ANC Treasurer Dr Zweli Mkhize; eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo; State Security Minister David Mahlobo; Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu; and Speaker of the provincial legislature Lydia Johnson. First Lady Thobeka Mabhida-Zuma also joined the marchers.‘Barbaric and inhumane’Speaking on behalf of national government, Mahlobo condemned the attacks, describing them as barbaric and inhumane. The minister warned people not to take the law into their own hands, emphasising that when a crime is committed, the law should be allowed to take its course.Johnson made a commitment on behalf of members of the provincial legislature to meet with communities and “speak in one voice” against attacks on foreign nationals. “Let’s all work together and accept them, and when you go home, pass on the message of love,” he said.Nomvuzo Shabalala, the deputy mayor of eThekwini municipality, warned that the attacks on foreign nationals affected the country’s economy, which then leads to a decrease in job opportunities.Police have arrested 74 people for offences including murder, public violence, business robbery, theft and possession of firearms and ammunition.‘Shocking and unacceptable’Meanwhile, in his address to the National Assembly in Parliament on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma condemned the recent “shocking and unacceptable” incidents of violence directed at foreign nationals and appealed for calm.The President said the attacks could not be justified under any circumstances: “We appeal for calm, an end to the violence and restraint.”He said government will take stern action against those responsible for the violence and looting and ensure that they are brought to book.“No amount of frustration or anger can justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops. We condemn the attacks in the strongest terms. The attacks violate all the values that South Africa embodies, especially the respect for human life, human rights, human dignity and Ubuntu. Our country stands firmly against all intolerances such as racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism,” he said.InterventionWhen the incidents broke out in KwaZulu-Natal last week, Zuma deployed Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and State Security Minister David Mahlobo to work with provincial authorities to quell the violence and bring the situation under control.“They have done well, but the problem requires a much more comprehensive and substantive long-term intervention. I have therefore assigned the entire Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster to work on this issue intensively, joined by the Ministers of Social Development, Trade and Industry and Small Business Development.”Zuma said the security cluster and economic departments had already begun working on the matter following the incidents in Soweto, Gauteng, in January.“I have now directed them to work faster and to engage affected communities, organisations representing foreign nationals, business, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to attend to the concerns raised on both sides.”He said the objective was to avoid future incidents by improving relations and promoting peaceful co-existence between citizens and “brothers and sisters within the continent, as well as other foreign nationals”.The government was also seeking co-operation from the affected foreign missions based in South Africa.Source: SAnews.gov.za
Related Posts Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Communitynews site Reddit is integrating its software intoSlate.com, the venerable Webzine currently owned by Washington Post. The goal is to giveSlate readers “a new way to find and discuss its best content.” Slate.reddit recently went live, “as the first step inbringing the reddit format to Slate readers (integration with the Slate website is on theway).”Slate.reddit is populated automatically via Slate.com’s RSS feeds – so there are nomanual submissions, as on the original reddit.com. All that Slate readers need to do isvote and comment.I asked Alexis Ohanian what led to the deal. Alexis told me that “the relationship with Slate began when their articles started popping up on reddit shortly after we launched last June.” That was followed by numerous other front page stories on reddit, at which point emails were exchanged between Reddit management and Slate.Reddit’s Recommendation EngineWhat I like about Reddit is that it aims to be a ‘recommendation engine’. As it statesin the Help section:“reddit is a source for what’s new and popular on the web — personalized for you.Your votes train a filter, so let reddit know what you liked and disliked, because you’llbegin to be recommended links filtered to your tastes.”Personalization is of course the holy grail for Web apps, which we’ve establishedbefore on R/WW is a difficult thing to achieve. But it does seem to be a point ofdifferentiation for reddit, from digg and Netscape – both of which focus more on communityrecommendations rather than reddit’s personal recommendations. And reddit does have somesmart people working on this. Aaron Swartz announced today the new version of reddit’s recommendationsystem:“One major improvement is that it’s faster than ever before — it’s practically live.Head to your recommended page and vote on something and the recommender should whisk itaway and give you a new recommendation within seconds.”I’ll have to test that out! In any case, it strikes me that at the very leastSlate.com will get to understand what articles on their site appeal to readers the most (provided the new reddit tool gets sufficient take-up over time).That extra feedback loop, via reddit, will be a valuable source of data for Slate.Alexis from Reddit told me there are some other similar white label projects in the works, but this is their first announcement. Personally I think it’sgreat to see these community news apps being white labeled to media organizations, whereI’ve always felt they belonged. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus
Related Posts The plugin you need is called 3D Life Player and itwas a bit of a process getting it installed. But after I installed the plugin anddownloaded a 4MB sample teapot 3D file, this is what I saw: Tags:#web ImpressionsOverall it’s a fun technology, but it may take a while to become popular in the likesof MySpace and blogs. Having to install a plugin before you can view these 3D widgets isgoing to be a major obstacle to overcome. Perhaps such plugins will over time become asubiquitous as Flash is today, but that’s a few years out at least. Another issue is thatthe 3D files seem to be quite large. The teapot example was 4 MB and the Nintendo one was800kb. Perhaps this won’t be a problem going forward, as broadband services improve, butright now it’s an issue for a widget – which are supposed to be lightweight. Also Inoticed that when I was running the 3D animations, my Firefox browser seemed to clam upand run slowly (but that may say more about my current laptop’s sometimes dodgyperformance).How it worksHere are more details on what Teapotters.com can do and the specs to run the 3Dfiles:What Teapotters can do:Upload and Server side 3D files conversionReal-time 3D displayReal-time 3D for Blog publishing with 3D widgetClassic community features Tag/Comment/rating/etc…Real-time 3D Tech Req:Recent 3D graphics cardsIE 6/7 for the plug-in installation (works after plug-in installation withFirefox)Works on MacOSX but it’s still in an alpha testThere’s a tour video (around a40MB download!) and also more info about the service on their About page, which notes thatTeapotters.com is a “Friday Creative project” and backed by “some of Dassault Systemes’innovative technologies”.ConclusionTeapotter’s goal of making 3D available for everyone, everywhere on the web, iscertainly admirable. It’s impressive technology, but it will struggle to get immediateuptake simply due to the user overheads (plugin and large widget files). But it’s surelya pointer to the future of the Web, when 3D technologies and widgets displaying them willbe commonplace in social networks. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Another example is the Nintendo Wiishowcase: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A new “3D community” hasjust been launched, with the unusual name of Teapotters. The name comes from 3D pioneerMartin Newell, who created the first free 3D model in 1974 – a teapot model. The siteTeapotters.com aims to popularize 3D displays and sharing across the Web – websites,social networks, blogs and more – via a “3D widget”. The email pitch I received referredto the service as “the Youtube of 3D”. I know, that kind of description makes most of usroll our eyes. But still, I was intrigued enough to check it out…The way this works is via a plugin, so to actually view any of the 3D widgets youfirst have to install the plugin. Here is what you encounter before you’ve installed anything (this is in Fx, but it’s asimilar process for IE): richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
The Japanese newspaper that published what turned out to be false news of the first clinical application of cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells has detailed the lessons it learned and the steps it is taking to prevent a recurrence. The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest circulation daily, already apologized to readers for what it admitted were a collection of false articles. Now, in a collection of articles in its 26 October Japanese morning edition and the 27 October English Daily Yomiuri (available online here, here, here, and here), the media organization explained that reporters and editors failed to check basic facts. The newspaper detailed punitive pay cuts for those involved and the replacement of the science news editor.To head off such problems in the future, the paper pledged to thoroughly check facts, strengthen the verification system in the science news department, and foster the development of reporters who are “able to put matters in perspective.” The Yomiuri also explained that its staff members had failed to check previous statements made by Hisashi Moriguchi, the man at the center of the scandal, that were reported in a number of previously published articles. These included claims of an affiliation with Harvard Medical School and of research accomplishments. This reporting gave Moriguchi, “a false ladder to [the appearance of] academic success,” the English language article states.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Several other media organizations that highlighted Moriguchi’s story announced taking similar steps.
The National Institutes of Health’s in-house research program plans to limit the terms of midlevel managers, in part so that more women can move into leadership positions. National Institutes of Health/flickr (CC BY-NC) At most institutes, NIH’s intramural lab and branch chiefs oversee several labs or groups. Although they don’t control researchers’ budgets directly, they handle administrative matters, mentoring, and recruitment. Chiefs overseeing clinical studies and shared facilities hold even more sway. “These are fiefdoms where [chiefs have] power and resources,” Valantine says.Many chiefs (54 of 272) have served at least 20 years, and 17 for more than 30 years, Gottesman says. Although 26% are women—comparable to the 24% women among all NIH tenured researchers—men tend to lead larger programs. Because of the lack of turnover, “People feel like there’s no way they’ll ever have a leadership position,” says Gisela Storz, chair of NIH’s equity committee, which pushed for the changes. “And trainees need to see people in those positions who look like them.”Under the draft policy released in January, the chiefs will have to step down after at most three 4-year terms. The positions that become vacant will be filled through “open and transparent processes,” the draft policy states. While some institutes already do that, at others, the scientific director overseeing the intramural program “plucks an heir apparent” from internal staff, Storz says.To help build the pipeline, NIH will rely on a recently launched program aimed at recruiting more tenure-track female and minority faculty. In the long term, NIH hopes its intramural leadership will more closely reflect that women now earn more than 50% of new Ph.D. degrees in the biological sciences, Valantine says.Individual institutes are now figuring out how to enact the term limits “in a way that’s not disruptive,” Gottesman says. Some chiefs may be exempt, he says, if a change would have “serious consequences” for science programs, for example because there is no pool of candidates for the job.One former NIH veteran is skeptical. “How much have they thought this through?” asks Story Landis, who was scientific director and later director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She questions why NIH would want to replace a midcareer chief doing a stellar job. And, she wonders, will the job searches truly be open? Will women get the training they need to move into leadership positions?Others point out that NIH’s scientific directors—seven of whom are now women—are the true feudal lords, and the new policy does not affect them. Gottesman has held his job for 25 years.But he and the scientific directors he oversees may be next: NIH term limits could “move up to other kinds of leadership,” Valantine says. By Jocelyn KaiserMay. 2, 2019 , 2:55 PM Shake-up at NIH: Term limits for important positions would open new opportunities for women, minorities Able to pursue open-ended research without relentless grant deadlines, some scientists who work directly for the National Institutes of Health joke that NIH stands for “nerds in heaven.” But the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and its other intramural research sites are also known as stodgy places where the scientific management, mostly white men, tends to stay in place for decades. Now, NIH is aiming to shake up its intramural program, the largest collection of biomedical researchers in the world, by imposing term limits on midlevel leadership positions.Starting next year, the 272 lab and branch chiefs who oversee NIH’s intramural research will be limited to 12-year terms. The policy, now being refined by the directors of NIH’s 23 institutes with in-house science programs, means up to half of the chiefs will turn over in the next 5 years, says Michael Gottesman, NIH’s deputy director for intramural research. “We see this as an opportunity for diversity in the leadership at NIH, especially gender and ethnic diversity,” says Hannah Valantine, NIH’s chief officer for scientific workforce diversity.The changes are roiling the campus, with some grumbling they will have little impact and others questioning whether good leaders should automatically be replaced. “The appointment of more women … could be a plus, but the ‘coin of the realm’ still remains scientific excellence and productivity,” says Malcolm Martin, who has headed a lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 37 years.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Malaysia’s Afiq Ikhwan Yazid set a record of 10 victories in a season, including all four races on Sunday, but that wasn’t enough as Austrian Lucas Auer was crowned JK Racing Asia Series champion. Auer finished with 292 points in the 18-round series, just seven ahead of Afiq.”It feels great, I cannot believe it right now. After the qualifying we thought we will lose the championship,” Auer said after the race.Auer started the first two races in fourth and finished both in second place, leaving him to start from the second spot for the last two races at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.His Eurointernational car had good pace, but was not fast enough to catch Meritus. GP’s Afiq. Yet, Auer’s dominance at the start of the season and his consistency throughout the season got him the title.”It’s a really nice feeling, it’s really important for my future. I had to win this season and now I can see what I will do in the future,” Auer said.It took some time for him to process the fact that he was the champion and he was calm as he got out of his car after finishing third in the 18th and final race of the year behind Afiq and Nabil Jeffri.Afiq was filled with mixed emotions during the post-race press conference, obviously elated with the wins, though disappointed at not winning the championship.”First of all, thank you to my team; they have done a fantastic job. Thank you to Petronas for sponsoring me. I am happy with 10 wins, and even though we didn’t win the championship, we have proved to people that we are a strong team, we are very competitive and we can win,” he said. “I am disappointed with myself, we should have won the championship.”advertisementMalaysian Jeffri of Petronas Mofaz Racing was happy with finishing third in the championship with 186 points. “I did pretty much what I am expected to do, which is to collect as many points for the championship,” he said.