21 hours agoREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teen

first_imgREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teenby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveBernardo Silva was rejected by Manchester City as a teenager.Super agent Jorge Mendes touted the Portuguese star when he was an emerging force at Benfica but City opted not to make a move. In an extract from the book ‘Pep’s City: The making of a Superteam’ published by Goal, it was revealed that Mendes had said: “You need to realise that Bernardo’s going to become the best in the world.”He eventually joined the club for £43m. Silva, 25, has emerged as one of City’s most important players and was nominated on the long list for this year’s Ballon d’Or. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cong manifesto full of lies PM Modi

first_imgPasighat (Arunachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a “hypocrisy document” which was “full of lies”. Addressing his second rally in Arunachal Pradesh within a week, the prime minister cited the Congress manifesto for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, and said it had promised that every house would have electricity by 2009. “However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified… Just like them (the Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto,” Modi said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power. The prime minister also charged that the Congress was fooling farmer in the name of votes, whereas the BJP government has always been with them. “We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced the mechanism from seed to market,” the PM said. Modi said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be about the choice between “trust and corruption, and about resolution and conspiracy”. Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held on April 11.last_img read more

Israel to free 26 Palestinians on Monday

first_imgThe 26 Palestinian prisoners Israel has agreed to free as part of ongoing peace talks will be released on Monday, a source in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.Netanyahu had agreed to the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners in line with commitments to the US-backed peace talks, which resumed in July, and groups have been freed on August 13 and October 30.“Their release should come on Monday night after the 48-hour delay given for appeals from victims’ families to the supreme court,” the official in Netanyahu’s office told AFP on condition of anonymity. In the past, Israel’s supreme court has turned down all appeals against the release of Palestinian prisoners.Netanyahu’s government gave the green light on Saturday for the latest tranche of prisoners to be freed.“All of the released prisoners perpetrated offences prior to the (1993) Oslo accords and have served sentences of 19-28 years,” an Israeli government statement on Saturday said.“If any of those to be released resume hostile activity they will be returned to serve the remainder of their sentences,” the statement warned.The planned release of the latest group of detainees comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for a fresh tour of the region on New Year’s Day to try to push talks forward.It will be his 10th trip to Israel and the West Bank since March, with his most recent visit in early December.Kerry has been piling on the pressure in a bid to nudge the Palestinians and Israelis to reach an interim framework ahead of a full accord ahead of a deadline set to expire in late April.Meanwhile, Israel is set to announce plans for new settlement construction to coincide with the prisoners’ release, an official said on Thursday.Media reports say the plans are for 1,400 settler homes.Kerry and the European Union earlier this month urged Netanyahu to delay plans to announce new settlement construction on land Palestinians want for their future state.But Netanyahu was bullish in the face of international pressure over settlement construction.“We will not stop, even for a moment, building our country and becoming stronger, and developing… the settlement enterprise,” he told members of his rightwing Likud party last week.last_img read more

Moroccos FM sees positive prospects in Middle East peace process

first_imgParis- Morocco’s minister of foreign affair and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, saw on Sunday positive prospects to reach an agreement on various aspects in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.The official who took part in a meeting of the Arab League’s follow-up committee of the Arab peace initiative, held in Paris in the presence of US Secretary of state John Kerry, Mezouar told MAP “convergences of viewpoints between various parties are starting to appear”, stressing that the Arab side requested during the meeting explanations on some points.He added that John Kerry has brought “concrete answers”, noting that there one or two items that need to be deepened. Mezouar was upbeat that a final solution will be reached in the coming weeks, stressing that “the Arab side has supported the US peace initiative and commended efforts by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas “.last_img read more

Ohio State womens ice hockey crushed twice in Wisconsin

Then-sophomore forward Katie Matheny (23) skates down the ice during a game against New Hampshire on Oct. 4, 2014 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU won, 4-3. Credit: Lantern file photoAgainst the high-scoring Wisconsin Badgers, the Ohio State women’s hockey team failed to sustain momentum after its opening-weekend victories against Lindenwood, getting dismantled twice.The Buckeyes allowed 15 goals on 102 shots in the two games, including a combined five first-period goals. Conversely, the Scarlet and Gray only took a combined 29 shots of its own in the two games.The third-ranked Badgers’ goal scoring opened early on Saturday when sophomore forward Emily Clark tallied a point 30 seconds into the game. The Badgers would proceed to score three goals on the power play in the third period of the first game, en route to topping the Buckeyes 7-0.Special teams play had been an emerging strength for OSU early in the season, but the series against Wisconsin demonstrated that there is still plenty of work to be done. In addition to the three goals the Buckeyes allowed with a player in the box, the Badgers scored a goal while on the penalty kill on Saturday. The Buckeyes went 0-of-4 in power-play opportunities on Sunday, which ended as another lopsided loss by the final score of 8-0.The squad’s strongest period of play from the weekend was the second period on Sunday, when OSU recorded nine shots on goal and successfully killed two penalties, and despite the penalties was able to control the pace of play for much of the period. The Buckeyes will look to get back on track when they return to Columbus for their first home series of the season against Minnesota beginning on Friday. The puck is set to drop in the first game at 6:07 p.m. and 2:07 p.m. the following day. read more

Pryors lack of progression holding back Buckeye offense

I admire Terrelle Pryor’s athletic ability.I salivate over his potential, considering his 6-foot-6, 235-pound frame and supposed 4.3 40-time.I marvel about the occasions in which he makes defenders look helpless and foolish, burning them with an atypical combination of speed and power.But as I watch the Ohio State sophomore quarterback complete just 56 percent of his passes, while tossing six interceptions in as many games, I have doubts about whether he’ll ever reach that ceiling.Yes, Pryor is one of the most gifted athletes to ever grace the field at Ohio Stadium. But it takes much more than athletic skill to anchor an offense in one of the nation’s most prestigious football programs.Pryor has certainly shown glimpses of greatness.On countless occasions, he has turned a possible sack into a large gain because of his scrambling ability.His arm strength, a glaring weakness last season, seems to have improved. Pryor seems to have an easier time connecting with a receiver 30 yards downfield than he does with a target five yards away.That has been a major concern through the first half of 2009. Against Toledo, Pryor threaded a pass deep downfield that resulted in a 76-yard touchdown to Dane Sanzenbacher.But too often, Pryor can’t find that same precision on short passes, frequently throwing over the heads of receivers several yards away.His lack of accuracy has been alarming; he has yet to post a completion rate higher than 66 percent in any game this season.And although completing passes to teammates is one thing, completing them to the opposition is an even bigger issue.Pryor threw just four interceptions in 165 passes during his freshman campaign. His decision making was wise and methodical, especially for a 19-year-old. This year, he has been sloppy and indecisive, resulting in six picks in 127 attempts.So where is the progress?The Buckeyes boast one of the country’s best defenses, holding opponents to just 11.5 points per game. Unfortunately, the offense just can’t keep pace.Pryor wasn’t expected to morph into Troy Smith or Vince Young overnight. But at this point, he has done nearly as much to hold back the offense as he has to help it improve.It’s been a work in progress meshing with coach Jim Tressel’s offense, the prototypical Big Ten-style run-based scheme. Tressel, however, has adapted, switching to a shotgun option formation, which plays to Pryor’s strengths.Out of the configuration, the quarterback often has the time to dissect the defense and choose to pass or run. If only Pryor could make the decision quickly enough.Perhaps Pryor will never develop into an above-average dropback passer. If that’s the case, then he should look to run more often.Pryor has recorded a rush of 11 or more yards in each game this season. When he finds open space, he’s nearly impossible to bring down.Pryor said he prefers to find his receivers rather than constantly looking to run the ball himself. Fair enough; but too often, he locks in to one target, usually sophomore DeVier Posey.Just once this season — the opener against Navy — have more than two OSU receivers made three or more receptions in a game.Maybe Pryor is simply sifting through a sophomore slump, finding difficulty in reading defenses that are now facing him for the second time.Maybe Pryor will brush off a sluggish stretch and demonstrate improvement in his accuracy and decision making.Or maybe Pryor isn’t the Michael Vick clone (minus the dogfighting) or Daunte Culpepper duplicate that so many Buckeye backers dreamed about.Time will tell, but so will results. So far, the facts and figures indicate that Pryor’s game hasn’t progressed at anywhere near the ideal pace. read more

Womens Hockey No 7 Ohio State reopens conference play against No 1

Ohio State then-freshman goalie Andrea Braendli (30) prepares for a shot in the game against Minnesota State on Oct. 11. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Assistant Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s hockey team is ready to prove that last year’s Frozen Four run was no fluke.The No. 7 Buckeyes (14-6, 8-4 Big Ten) will try to steal a win against No. 1 Wisconsin (19-1, 9-1 Big Ten) as they begin a home series against the Badgers on Friday.Ohio State will face a Wisconsin offense that is No. 2 in the country in goals and No. 1 in scoring margin.With the Badgers entering the weekend on an 11-game winning streak, the Buckeyes’ interim associate head coach Andrew Cassels said the series will test his team’s mettle.“It’s a great way to measure up our team versus the best team in the country,” Cassels said. “It’s going to show us where we are and how far we have to come. It’s a great challenge for the girls.”Ohio State is no stranger to defeating the Badgers. The Buckeyes claimed victories in their past two matchups against the Big Ten rival last year in February.“We had some success against them last year,” Cassels said. “We’ll take a lot of footage from that and try to put that into our game plan.”Cassels emphasized Wisconsin’s speed and said that blocking shots will be key to neutralizing its prolific offense, encouraging his team to get into shooting lanes and making sure the Badgers cannot easily get shots off.Coming on the heels of a three-game win streak, Ohio State’s standout freshman goalie Andrea Braendli said the Buckeyes don’t have many adjustments to make.“I don’t want to change my strategy,” Braendli said. “I have to play my game. The most important thing is that we have to trust each other. We have to have each other’s back.”Braendli, who is No. 8 in the nation with a .939 save percentage, said playing a highly touted conference rival such as Wisconsin provokes a higher sense of anticipation from the team, bringing an excitement to the Ohio State locker room ahead of the weekend.But Ohio State redshirt junior defenseman Jincy Dunne thinks it brings a higher expectation for the team, saying the Buckeyes defense will have to be aggressive in front of Braendli against the creative Wisconsin lines.“We have to be a nightmare to play against,” Dunne said. “We have to be all over them all the time, every second. Any time they’re around us, they’re not being untouched.”With Wisconsin outscoring opponents 81-23 on the season, Dunne said the Badgers defense has yet to face the type of challenge that the Buckeyes can give them.“I don’t think their defense has really had to play defense,” Dunne said. “They’re a very offensive-heavy team so if we can just get pressure on their defense and get pucks behind them, I think we’ll be very successful.”Dunne stressed the impact a series victory against the Badgers could have on the national perception of the Buckeyes. “It would be huge for us to get up in those rankings and show that the Frozen Four wasn’t a mishap,” Dunne said.The Buckeyes face Wisconsin in Columbus at 6:07 p.m. Friday at the OSU Ice Rink and again at 3:07 p.m. Saturday. read more

Manchester in agreement to sign Jorginho

first_imgIt seems Manchester City are out to sign a deal with Napoli midfielder Jorginho as his agent claims they now have a verbal agreement in place.The Italy international appears to be one of the topmost attractive players in the transfer list this summer, as manager Pep Guardiola moves to bolster his options in the middle of the park.Agent Joao Santos has now claimed that the transfer is still well on course to completion despite no documents having been signed by either party.“Jorginho is now in Fortaleza with his family on vacation,” Santos is quoted by CalcioNapoli24 via City Watch.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In football you need signed documents, without this you can do little.“We have a verbal agreement with City, now we are waiting for Napoli to find the agreement and Manchester [City] to define the deal. Everything depends on this aspect, next week could be the one.”Jorginho has represented Napoli more than 130 times since joining from Italian rivals Hellas Verona in 2014.last_img read more

Bednarek optimistic over Polands future

first_imgGoalscoring hero Jan Bednarek believes that Poland have a bright future ahead of them after sealing a 1-0 win over Japan in their final World Cup gameThe Southampton defender’s well-taken volley following a Rafal Kurzawa free-kick sealed Adam Nawalka’s side their first win of the tournament after losing their first two games in disappointing fashion against Senegal and Colombia.After the match, Nawalka denied that the World Cup had been a waste of time for Poland and insisted that it was a valuable experience for the younger players.And 22-year-old Bednarek backed his coach’s thinking.robert lewandowski, PolandReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…“It didn’t work out for us at the World Cup, but we’re finishing it on a positive note and we’re optimistic about the future,” he told Polish TV, via ESPN.“I think for some of us it’s only the beginning, it’s our first World Cup, a new experience and we’ll go ahead, we’ll be more mature, more experienced, it will be a positive thing for us.“We certainly started the Cup wrong, it didn’t look like we wanted it to look, and then it was too late. This is how the World Cup works, you have to win games right from the start. But it’s a lesson for us, we’ll learn our lesson.”Poland ended their World Cup campaign with a fourth-place finish in Group H with three points.last_img read more

Giant Stumbles Closes Print Edition

first_img“Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more celebrity, style and culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities,” Fontaine said in a statement. “In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue.”It wasn’t immediately clear how many layoffs might be associated with the closing. A Radio One spokesperson couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.Radio One acquired Giant in 2007 for $275,000. Founder Jamie Hooper launched the publication in 2004 with a $10 million investment.Radio One, which also owns BlackPlanet.com, said it will notify Giant subscribers of the changes over the next few weeks. African-American-focused radio broadcasting company Radio One has suspended publication of the bi-monthly print edition of Giant, the magazine it acquired three years ago. The final issue will hit newsstands December 15.The Giant brand, however, will continue online with the launch of GIANTLife.com, Radio One said Monday afternoon. Former editor-in-chief-turned-chief content officer Smokey Fontaine will remain with Radio One.Tom Newman, president of Radio One’s digital arm Interactive One, attributed Giant’s shuttering in print to the “economic downturn” but said the company views this as “an opportunity to leverage our existing robust online platform to better serve Giant consumers and advertisers through our interactive medium.”last_img read more

El Paso shooting Will continue responsible sale of guns says Walmart

first_img #GunControlNow Trends After Gilroy Shooting In California That Left 3 Dead IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:58Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … On Sunday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon posted a note on Instagram saying that “he can’t believe” that the second shooting took place in less than a week. He called people to join him in praying for the victims. Walmart also tweeted that the company is “in shock” and is “praying for the victims, the community and our associates, as well as the first responders.”However, the retail giant received public condemnation for continuing to sell firearms despite increasing public debates demanding ban of the sale on weapons in the country.But despite traditionally selling firearms for “hunting” purposes, the company has made several changes in its sale policies of ammunition across America over the years. After last year’s Parkland shooting in Florida, Walmart changed its gun sales policies by raising its minimum gun purchasing age to 21.The company spokesperson also mentioned that Walmart has paid attention to public discourse on gun violence and has initiated a ban on the sale of “modern sporting rifles” which he described as “military-style semi-automatic rifles”. The weapons were removed from the website and any air gun or toy that might resemble assault weapons were taken off the shelves, he added. Representative ImageScott Olson/Getty ImagesA day after 20 people were killed and 26 injured inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, a spokesperson of the retail giant said that Walmart has no plans to stop selling guns and ammunition.”Our focus has always been on being a responsible seller of firearms,” company spokesman Randy Hargrove said, cited Bloomberg. “We go beyond federal law requiring all customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm,” he said.Within 13 hours of the El Paso shooting, around nine people were killed and 27 injured when a shooter opened fire at a Dayton bar in Ohio.The Sunday shooting took place four days after a disgruntled Walmart employee opened fire, killing two co-workers and wounding a police officer in Mississippi. Other instances of gun violence, including the shooting in a Californian food festival, has raised questions regarding the state of gun control laws in the United States. Closelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition Tuesday March 24

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uOver the last couple of years Baltimore registered it’s first growth in the city’s population in several decades. But, some argue in order to make room for new residents and new development for a, “new Baltimore,” burgeoning gentrification may be pushing out some indigenous citizens. We discuss the, “new face of Baltimore,” in our first hour.  This and more coming up this evening on AFRO First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Friends Supporters Celebrate NC Man Freed From Wrongful Imprisonment

first_imgBy The Associated PressFriends and supporters of North Carolina man freed after spending more than half his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit are holding a celebration.Friends of Dontae Sharpe planned to gather the afternoon of Aug. 23 at Philippi Church of Christ in Greenville. Various advocacy groups are holding the event for the 44-year-old Sharpe, who was freed Aug. 23. Dontae Sharpe breathes the air outside the Pitt County Courthouse after a judge determined he could be set free, Aug. 22, 2019 in Greenville, N.C. Sharpe, a North Carolina man who maintained his innocence even as he served a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit said he got his strength in prison from God and his mother. (Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector via AP)Sharpe was serving a life sentence for the 1994 murder of 33-year-old George Radcliffe during a drug deal in Greenville. A judge ordered a new trial after an evidentiary hearing Aug. 22 in Pitt County Court. Prosecutors then said they wouldn’t pursue a retrial, and Sharpe was released.The NAACP advocated for the release of Sharpe, who says he rejected lighter sentences that required him to admit guilt.last_img read more

Drinking is deadly for Hepatitis C patients

first_imgAlcohol use is especially detrimental to patients with Hepatitis C.The findings showed that people infected with Hepatitis C are three times more likely to drink five or more drinks per day everyday than those without Hepatitis C, lifetime abstainers or current non-excessive drinkers.“Alcohol promotes faster development of fibrosis and progression to cirrhosis in people living with Hepatitis C, making drinking a dangerous and often deadly activity,” said lead author Amber L. Taylor from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“In 2010, alcohol-related liver disease ranked third as a cause of death among people with Hepatitis C,” Tylor added in the paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.In order to better understand the link between alcohol use and Hepatitis C, investigators examined self-reported alcohol use.The team looked at Hepatitis C infection rates for four groups: lifetime abstainers, former drinkers, non-excessive current drinkers and excessive current drinkers. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPeople who participated and tested positive for Hepatitis C antibodies found that 50 per cent were unaware before being notified.“Half of all people living with Hepatitis C are not aware of their infection nor the serious medical risks they face when consuming alcohol,” Taylor stated. The new information provided by this study helps shed more light on the level of alcohol consumption among those living with Hepatitis C. It can help guide best practices for both treating patients and possible interventions.last_img read more

Perfume expo sees participation from across the world

first_imgIncense media recently organized 4th edition of ‘International Agarbatti and Perfume Expo 2018” at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This two days exhibition, which was held for the first time in the Capital, attracted national as well as international exhibitors including Haridarshan, the main sponsor of the event.Companies from all over the world participated in this event that was inaugurated by J N Nagdev, Chairman of Haridarshan group. Agarbatti and perfume producers, machinery companies related to raw materials, perfume and chemical producers, printing, and packaging, as well as small and big scale companies, exhibited their products at the exhibition.Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Goyal, organizer of the expo 2018 said, “This exhibition attracted national and international perfume companies who provided information about their products during the expo.”Goldi Nagdev, MD, Haridarshan group said: “Here we introduced our products which are priced between Rs 5 and Rs 1800. Our collections include rose, sandalwood, and other perfumed agarbattis.”last_img read more

Pictorial 2019 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance

first_img What’s the best initial therapy for HIV patients? Review the data on AllMedx.com HIV drug cocktail research updates available on AllMedx.com. “The Centennial of Bentley may have played a role in this award,” Kadoorie said, “but the 8 Litre is the ultimate W. O. Bentley–era automobile. This is the car that represents Bentley at its finest, and I have been very fortunate to have a car that has this elegance and finish, and that the Pebble Beach Concours feels is worthy.”Sir Michael hopes and imagines W. O. Bentley was looking down on the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach, feeling proud of his accomplishment and his company’s centennial celebration. “This is a high I have not known before,” he said.The Best of Show award contenders come from the class winners (listed below), and those cars were distilled down to four contenders for the world’s best known award, though there is some irony that the man whose car won the award, Sir Michael Kadoorie, is the co-founder of The Quail, a motorsport Gathering, which is held in Monterey on the Friday prior to the Pebble Beach Concours, and the Peninsula Classics Best-of-the-Best Award, which is in effect fast becoming the defacto world concours championship.Sir Michael is now in the position to win the award he founded, as a win in Pebble Beach makes him one of the eight entrants in the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best award next February in Paris. Yes No and this golden 1939 Bentley Vanden Plas another picture of elegance and beauty. Google Analytics settings AllMedX One of the four finalists from which the Best of Show was chosen: the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni and Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet, winner of the European Classic Open (Class J-1) owned by Richard & Melanie Lundquist of Palos Verdes Estates, California. The Talbot-Lago is pictured during the Tour D’Elegance.Somer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Bentleys were in plentiful supply at Pebble Beach with some gorgeous examples gracing the lawns and taking part in the Tour D’Elegance, with this 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Pourtout Aerodynamic Coupe from the Keller Collection at The Pyramids being one of the stand-outs, … How common is HIV infection? Get the statistics on AllMedx.com AllMedX Some of the other hot rods on show in the class included This year the concours raised more than $2 million for charity. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the primary charitable partner of the Concours, these funds will benefit more than 80 local charities, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children annually in Monterey County.The winners list is below. Click on the gallery at the top of this article to enjoy a photo tour.Best Of Show1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports TourerThe Hon. Michael Kadoorie, Hong KongBest Of Show Nominees1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop CabrioletRichard & Melanie Lundquist, Palos Verdes Estates, California1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special CabrioletThe Keller Collection at the Pyramids, Petaluma, California1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato CoupéDavid F. MacNeil, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaElegance Award WinnersGwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop CabrioletRichard & Melanie Lundquist, Palos Verdes Estates, CaliforniaJ. B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Ghia Supergioiello CoupéJonathan & Wendy Segal, San Diego, CaliforniaJules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster York RoadsterLehrman Collection, Palm Beach, FloridaStrother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta SpecialeDavid & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, CaliforniaSpecial Award WinnersAlec Ulmann Trophy1929 Hispano-Suiza H6C Saoutchik CabrioletCharles & Karen Nearburg, Dallas, TexasAnsel Adams Award1910 Marmon 32 Five Passenger TouringMike & Sharon Silvera, Minden, NevadaPresented by Matthew Adams, grandson of Ansell AdamsArtCenter College of Design Award1967 Ferrari 412 P CoupeMJJV Cars, Rye, New YorkBriggs Cunningham Trophy1932 Maserati V4 Zagato SpiderLawrence Auriana, Greenwich, ConnecticutCenter for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) Award1921 Bentley 3 Litre Harrison Open Two Seater SportsPrivate Collection, SwitzerlandChairman’s Trophy1968 Howmet TX CoupeAndreas Mohringer, Salzburg, AustriaCharles A. Chayne Trophy1925 Lancia Lambda 5th Series TorpedoStanley & Merle Bauer, Beverly Hills, CaliforniaClassic Car Club of America Trophy1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Disappearing Top RoadsterPaul & Cheryl Petrovich, Pebble Beach, CaliforniaDean Batchelor Trophy1932 Ford Bob Morris RoadsterBruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, CaliforniaElegance in Motion Trophy1937 Horch 853 Gliser Sport CabrioletValerie & Aaron Weiss, San Marino, CaliforniaEnzo Ferrari Trophy1954 Ferrari 735 S Monza Scaglietti SpyderThomas Peck, Huntington Beach, CaliforniaFIVA Postwar Trophy1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage CoupéWilliam & Christopher Sharples, New York, New YorkFIVA Prewar Trophy1907 Renault XB Labourdette Transformable LandauletSteve & Marilee Hamilton, Washoe Valley, NevadaThe French Cup1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Rocco Motto BarchettaRalph & Marion Stadler, Meggen, SwitzerlandGran Turismo Trophy1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato SpiderJonathan Feiber and Heather Buhr, Atherton, CaliforniaLincoln Trophy1941 Lincoln Continental Brunn Town CarMarshall Miller, Kansas City, MissouriLorin Tryon TrophyBob ColeBob Cole, the fellow who oversaw the set up of the new track at LKaguna SecaLucius Beebe Trophy1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Special Henley CoupéClass WinnersClass A-1: American Antique1910 Marmon 32 Five Passenger TouringMike & Sharon Silvera, Minden, NevadaClass A-2: European Antique1907 Napier 60 HP Roi des BelgesLouwman Museum, The Hague, The NetherlandsClass B: Thomas Flyer (Exhibit Only)1907 Thomas Flyer 35 New York to Paris Race CarNational Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection), Reno, NevadaClass C-1: American Classic Open1936 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Convertible CoupeJohn D. Groendyke, Enid, OklahomaClass C-2: American Classic Closed1933 Packard 1006 Twelve Dietrich Stationary CoupeAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, CaliforniaClass D: Packard Open1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible SedanRalph Marano, Westfield, New JerseyClass F-1: Bentley Centennial 3 Litre1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Vanden Plas Open SportsPrivate Collection, EnglandClass F-2: Bentley Centennial 4 1/2 Litre1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Supercharged Vanden Plas Open SportsPrivate Collection, SwitzerlandClass F-3: Bentley Centennial 6 1/2 Litre1929 Bentley Speed Six H. J. Mulliner Open Two Seater SportsPrivate Collection, SwitzerlandClass F-4: Bentley Centennial 8 Litre1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports TourerThe Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong KongClass F-5: Bentley Centennial Derby1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Vanvooren Drophead CoupeMichel Doret, Lasne, BelgiumClass F-6: Bentley Centennial Postwar1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Mulliner Sports SaloonAnne Brockinton Lee / Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection, Reno, NevadaClass G: Duesenberg1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Disappearing Top RoadsterPaul & Cheryl Petrovich, Pebble Beach, CaliforniaClass H: Rolls-Royce Prewar1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Special Henley CoupeLord Bamford, United KingdomClass I: Mercedes-Benz Prewar1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann and Rossi Special CabrioletThe Keller Collection at The Pyramids, Petaluma, CaliforniaClass J-1: European Classic Open1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni and Falaschi Teardrop CabrioletRichard & Melanie Lundquist, Palos Verdes Estates, CaliforniaClass J-2: European Classic Closed1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron CoupeMerle & Peter Mullin, Los Angeles, CaliforniaClass K-1: Bugatti Type 571937 Bugatti Type 57SC AtalantePrivate Collection, New YorkClass K-2: Bugatti Type 59Exhibit OnlyClass L-1: Prewar Preservation1907 Renault XB Labourdette Transformable LandauletSteve & Marilee Hamilton, Washoe Valley, NevadaClass L-2: Postwar Preservation1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage CoupeWilliam & Christopher Sharples, New York, New YorkClass M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring1960 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Spyder CaliforniaLee & Joan Herrington / The Herrington Collection, Bow, New HampshireClass M-2: Ferrari Competition1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti SpyderPatrick & Carolyn Ottis, Berkeley, CaliforniaClass N: Lamborghini Miura1968 Lamborghini Miura SV CoupeLamborghini Polo Storico Private Owner, Sant’Agata Bolognese, ItalyClass O-1: Postwar Sports1960 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL Viarenzo and Filliponi CoupeRobert Ingram / The Ingram Collection, Durham, North CarolinaClass O-2: Postwar Touring1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Ghia Supergioiello CoupeJonathan & Wendy Segal, San Diego, CaliforniaClass P-1: Zagato Centennial Prewar1932 Maserati V4 Zagato SpiderLawrence Auriana, Greenwich, ConnecticutClass P-2: Zagato Centennial Postwar1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato CoupeDavid F. MacNeil, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaClass R: Historic Hot Rod Cover Cars1922 Ford Norm Grabowski “Kookie Kar” Roadster PickupRoss & Beth Myers / m,3 Dog Garage, Bayertown, Pennsylvania One such example in 2019 was the 1907 Thomas Flyer which won the 1908 New York to Paris “Great Race,” one of the legendary races in automotive history. Held at a time when the automobile was in its infancy, the road infrastructure for much of the course was little more than dirt tracks, and as the dirt tracks thawed with the coming of summer, the terrain was nearly impassable, with large tracts being traversed at walking pace averages. Only three contestants completed the 16,700 km course, and the time warp Thomas Flyer above presented exactly as it had finished the journey, 111 years ago.The Great Race began in Times Square on February 12, 1908 and George Schuster in the Thomas Flyer was leading by the time San Francisco was reached 41 days, 8 hours, and 15 minutes later, the first crossing of the US by an automobile in winter. The race had to be re-routed because the roads in Alaska were impassable, so the race cars were then shipped to Japan, and then across the Sea of Japan by boat and on to Vladivostok.Once on dry land, it was almost a straight line through Manchuria to Siberia and all the way to Europe, with Paris reached on July 30, 1908. The German team had arrived in Paris four days earlier, but had been penalized a total of 30 days for skipping going to Japan and for loading its Protos car onto a steam train for part of the journey. That gave the win to the American team, with the third placed Italian team arriving two months later in September. So not only did the Thomas Flyer win, it also holds the world record for the greatest winning margin in motorsport history: 26 days.The Hot Rod Cover ClassAnother example of the inclusiveness of all aspects of automotive culture by the Pebble Beach organisation was the appearance of the Hot Rod cover car class. The Hot Rod, like the chopper, is a distinctly American art form, and framing a class to bring together some of the most iconic hot rods of all time worked a treat. It is testament to the deep thought that goes into framing each new edition of the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. The elegance is more than skin deep. Pebble Beach is one place where, at least sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. Sometimes it is possible to have both brawn and beauty and this Kompressor (supercharged) 5.4 liter straight-eight 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann and Rossi Special Roadster is a prime example.The car nearly pulled off another Keller family win at Pebble Beach. Originally curated by Arturo Keller, the Keller Automobile Collection is now a family affair and encompasses a variety of marques and countries of manufacture. Its size and breadth is astonishing, and Arturo Keller has long been one of the recognized mega car collectors, in the same category as Ralph Lauren, Rob Walton, John Mozart, Fred Simeone, Peter Mullin, Miles Collier, Chip Connor, Evert Louwman, Larry Auriana, Albert Spiess, the Wangs and the McCaws. Within the Keller Collection is a collection of Mercedes-Benz, which is second to only one – the Mercedes-Benz factory museum in Stuttgart.Located on the family’s 600 acre property in Petaluma, California, the Keller Collection at the Pyramids is a private collection housed among the family wineries. The Kellers have been regular Pebble Beach Concours contestant since the very beginnings of the event, when contestants drove in and put down a rug and picnic basket on the lawns. The family has also been regularly challenging for “Best of Show” for half a century, winning in 1986 with a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster and 2001 with a 1930 Mercedes SSL that was also bodied by Erdmann & Rossi.If you look back across the major Concours events, the Keller name regularly crops up in the winner’s circle, most recently when the Collection’s Autobahn-Kurier took out Best-of-Show at Amelia Island earlier this year. The Autobahn-Kurier is a special built specifically for Germany’s then-new high-speed autobahn system, and like the family’s winning car from 1986, it runs the Mercedes-Benz Kompressor (supercharged) straight-eight, though in 5.4 liter guise. There’s a great story on the Keller family at Haute Living magazine.The 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron The 1907 Thomas Flyer 35 which won 1908 New York to Paris Race. The car normally resides in the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, NevadaSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com The winner of Best Of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance was this 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer, owned by The Hon. Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong.Tom O’Neal/©Rolex/Tom O’Neal Another example is this 1937 Delahaye 145 with its gorgeous valenced art deco Chapron body that challenges you to get past the pretty face before you can fully appreciate what it is. It triumphed over one of the hottest Class fields in the paddock by winning the European Classic Closed Class (Class J-2) against a 1927 Minerva Le Baron, an Alfa 6C 2500 SS coupe and a Bugatti T23 Figoni & Falaschi. It looks like a concours car, but as is so often the case at Pebble Beach, the inside is just as good as the outside. Indeed, it is BETTER than the outside. 1932 Ford Bob Weinberg Roadster owned by Matt & Vicki Jones of Livingstone, TexasSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Review the data for rapid HIV testing on AllMedx.com. That long, elegant hood houses a jewel of an engine capable of quite literally giving it Grand Prix performance, let alone the high-speed touring it looks like it was designed for. It’s a race-bred V12 engine with space-age specifications for its time, equally ahead of its time as a road car engine as the W16 Bugatti engine which powered the third coming of Bugatti in the 21st century.The engine was conceived to take on the French Million France Race, itself a catalyst for French companies to take on the might of the German Government-sponsored Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racing cars. Grand prix racing had been dominated by the German Mercedes-Benz straight eight and Auto Union V16 Kompressor cars which produced more than 500 horsepower.On August 27, 1937, French driver Rene Dreyfus lapped the Montlhéry circuit in a Delahaye Type 145 at an average 146.7 km/h for 200 km, to win the million francs on offered and that same engine is in this car. The 12 cylinders displace just 4½-liters, but thanks to three camshafts and four overhead rocker-shafts, a dual Bosch magneto ignition, and triple Stromberg carburettors, it provided exceptional performance and on street circuits could match the German horsepower monsters.Our image gallery contains most of the class winners, but beyond those near perfect examples of automotive excellence, Pebble Beach is one of those places where you see cars that have near priceless provenance.The winner of the 1908 New York to Paris “Great Race” We recommend From the Keller Collection comes this 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann and Rossi Special Cabriolet which won the Mercedes-Benz Prewar class in Pebble Beach, and was one of the four cars from which the Best of Show was chosen in 2019Somer Hooker / NewAtlas.com The winner of the class was Kookie’s Kar, the Norm Grabowski 1922 Ford Roadster Pickup which helped to popularize hot rod culture by appearing in the American TV drama series 77 Sunset Strip. The car was driven in the series by Edd Byrnes as “Kookie” Kookson III and became known in popular culture as Kookie’s Kar, and became a poster car and a catalyst for an entirely new branch of the automotive family tree. The T-bucket craze seemingly doubled the size of the American custom auto industry in the late-1950s and early-1960s.Americans are blind to the global influence of American culture, but television shows such a 77 Sunset Strip were the conduits for American culture to the rest of the world. Shows such as 77 Sunset Strip were syndicated onto television sets globally, and this car saw enough screen time over the 206 one-hour episodes of the hit TV drama series, to become the first and only prime-time hotrod.Kookie’s Kar is an important part of global culture, much less automotive culture. The other finalists for Best of Show at Pebble Beach this year featured other strong contenders, including Richard and Melanie Lundquist’s 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet (pictured above); David F. MacNeil’s 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupé; and The Keller Collection at The Pyramids’ 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special Cabriolet (pictured below).1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann and Rossi Special Roadster 1939 Bentley Vanden PlasSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com AllMedX 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Pourtout Aerodynamic Coupe from the Keller Collection at The Pyramids©Rolex/Tom O’Neal Medication adherence in HIV patients: Search for information on AllMedx.com Opening the long, elegant hood to gain access to the engine bay of Peter Mullin’s 1937 Delahaye 145.Tom O’Neal/©Rolex/Tom O’Neal I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more 1927 Ford Ed Roth Roadster – The OutlawSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com AllMedX AllMedX Powered by The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the world’s most prestigious and best known concours event by some margin, having grown out of the post-war Pebble Beach races on the Monterey Peninsula, and since then it has created its very own ecosystem in the form of Monterey Car Week.Last Sunday, August 18, 2019 saw 216 classic cars from 17 countries and 31 states assembled on the 17th and 18th holes of the Pebble Beach Golf Course for the 69th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and not surprisingly, Bentley triumphed in its centenary year, with a 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer, owned by Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong, taking out the Best of Show award. HIV patients are at risk for these comorbidities. 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