You had a great World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar told Kane Williamson after final loss

first_img“Your game was appreciated by all and you had a great World Cup,” said Sachin Tendulkar to Kane Williamson while handing him the Player of the Tournament trophy after New Zealand lost a thrilling final of the 2019 edition of the showpiece event.On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy. The Kiwis missed their chance of lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony due to inferior boundary count after both the 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.And at the post-match presentation ceremony, Tendulkar did not mention anything about the ill luck, the Super Over or the boundary count rule which denied Williamson the opportunity to have his hands on the coveted trophy.Williamson scored 578 runs in the tournament — the most by a captain in a World Cup — and Tendulkar said it was the calm demeanour of the Black Caps skipper which was responsible for his success.”The best thing about Williamson is ability to stay calm. He doesn’t lose his composure in any circumstance. It was unfortunate that he could not win the World Cup but it did not reflect on his face,” Tendulkar told 100Mb.The legendary Indian batsman said Williamson has a unique style of captaincy. “Williamson sees the game from an entirely different perspective. His field placements, bowling changes while defending a low score are commendable. Even when (Ravindra) Jadeja was playing big shots in semi-final, he was calm and in the end, the result was in his favour.”advertisementThe 46-year-old named Williamson the captain of his favourite XI of the 2019 World Cup, which includes five Indians.Also Read | World Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super OverAlso Read | New Zealand players make sombre homecoming after World Cup blowAlso See:last_img read more

dAmico Tankers Inks Sale Leaseback Deal for MR Vessel

first_imgzoom Tanker owner and operator d’Amico Tankers has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of one of its medium-range product tanker vessel for a consideration of USD 28 million.The deal, reached with an undisclosed Japanese company, is related to the 49,990 dwt MT High Discovery, built in 2014 by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai-Mipo.d’Amico Tankers said that the transaction would generate around USD 10.7 million in cash for the company, net of commissions and reimbursement of the vessel’s existing loan, contribute to the liquidity required to complete DIS’ fleet renewal program and allow the company to benefit from the anticipated market recovery.Additionally, d’Amico Tankers will maintain full control of the vessel, since a 10-year bareboat charter agreement was also concluded with the buyer, with a purchase obligation at the end of the tenth year of the charter period. The company has the option to repurchase the tanker starting from the third anniversary of its sale at a competitive cost of funds.last_img read more

Ernst Russ Wants More Say at Marenave

first_imgzoom German asset and investment management company Ernst Russ seems to be on the path of seizing more control of compatriot Marenave Schiffahrts AG.Namely, the asset manager, which holds a minority stake in Marenave, has sought removal of Klaus Meyer as a member of the company’s supervisory board with effect on September 15, 2017, when an annual general meeting is scheduled to take place.Ernst Russ has further asked for the election of Jens Mahnke, a member of the management board and Spokesman of the executive board of Ernst Russ AG, to replace Meyer.The asset manager also wants the company’s supervisory board to be enlarged to four members, and the additional spot to be given to Hans Michael Schmidt-Dencker, a Stuttgart-based attorney, and corporate consultant.What is more, it has also proposed for the cancellation of the authorization to issue bonds with warrants and/or convertible bonds, the exclusion of the subscription right and the creation of conditional capital, approved at the annual meeting in 2015.In addition, Ernst Russ announced that it intends to vote against the ordinary capital reduction proposed by the company.The latest move from Ernst Russ is likely to disrupt Marenave’s restructuring process.To remind, in April this year, German shipping trust Marenave agreed with its financing banks on the trust’s restructuring terms, which required the sale of the entire Marenave fleet.On March 31, the company entered into an agreement on restructuring and release of liability, and a waiver and liquidation agreement with its financing banks.The shipping trust started its negotiations with the financing banks in late 2016 in order to avoid insolvency after it received notice from two banks financing the Marenave-fleet denying support to Marenave’s restructuring plan.World Maritime News Stafflast_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

Kin sprays acid at woman in Howrah

first_imgKolkata: A woman suffered serious injuries after one of his relatives threw acid on her at Tikiapara in Howrah on Sunday afternoon.Local residents nabbed the accused while he was trying to escape. According to one of them, the woman was walking along the Belilious Road at Tikiapara when the accused, who is her brother-in-law, threw acid on her. The woman suffered injuries on her face and right hand. She is at present undergoing treatment at Howrah District Hospital. Hospital sources informed that her injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocal residents handed the accused to officers of Howrah police station. The woman alleged that her brother-in-law used to regularly torture her. He used return home in drunken state. As the victim objected to his drinking habits, they had arguments regularly. The same happened few days ago when the woman warned him that he would take legal step if he continues to torture her and other family members. It is suspected that due to conflict in their family, the accused threw acid on her. Police are interrogating the accused to know from where he procured the acid as it is mandatory to produce an identity proof before the seller to buy acid. Sleuths may question the shopkeeper as well.last_img read more

The Digital Retail Experience Is About to Be Redefined Again

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 25, 2018 Convenience has always played a significant role in the shopping experience, from the early supermarkets to the first 7-Eleven locations (literally dubbed “convenience stores”) to shopping by phone.Related: What Shoppers Still Won’t Buy on Amazon (Infographic)Consumers marveled at being able to buy flowers, Veg-O-Matics and even cubic zirconium jewelry from the comfort of their homes thanks to infomercials and home shopping television networks. Although selections were limited and access to a deep variety of goods was constrained, these options were considered wildly convenient at the time.Enter Alexa. Enter Google Express. Enter Uber Eats.Now we can shop 24/7 right from our couch — for almost literally anything in the world — and even get our purchases delivered to our door in a matter of hours. It doesn’t even matter if it’s 1 a.m. on a Thursday morning. Out of cheese puffs? No, don’t get up. Just press a button and you’ll have them by 1:30 a.m.Now we can consume whenever we want to, and the digital age has made this possible. But how should retailers be thinking about the new level of convenience? Which ones will take the next step?A recent Kantar study ranked the most important factors when shopping, and no one with a smartphone-monitored pulse should be surprised that 59 percent of respondents named “stress-free shopping” among their most important, with 57 percent adding that online shopping is the best way to get there. The reasons are simple: Convenience (anytime, anywhere) and access (to anything) have been unlocked.Related: These 5 Retail Innovations Could Actually Make You Want to Shop in a Store AgainThere’s no going back now.When I was 5 years old, I remember waiting five weeks to get a copy of 40 Funky Hits on cassette after ordering it from a television ad. Now I can get it streamed to me in five seconds, thanks to Spotify. The same goes for candy, or movies, or vintage posters from the Pittsburgh monster truck jam.The impulse to buy things hasn’t changed, but expectations surrounding the actual act have. We’ve always wanted things now — but now we can actually get them.What’s coming nextThe rise of ecommerce and the development of advanced product-delivery logistics, combined with a constantly connected consumer, have gotten us where we are today. Delivery speeds are unprecedented, down from days or even weeks to barely 30 minutes in some cases, or instantly for digital products.While this is fascinating, what is more interesting is what happens next. What will retail be like once we enter an era where convenience is ubiquitous?The first area to watch is a continually improving shopping experience across all environments, physical and digital, seamlessly. Yes, the cliche of “omnichannel experiences” currently exists at the best retailers, but I prefer to think of a frictionless retail ecosystem as a step up from where we are now. You can see the green shoots here in the U.S. with Amazon and some of Walmart’s better efforts, and, of course, in China. And, yes, inherent to this are formerly digital-only players — like Warby Parker — becoming physical.Related: Birchbox Is Redefining the Future of Retail in More Ways Than OneThe second area to watch is a more profound one: data-driven services. This also receives a large degree of press, and examples abound, with the most obvious being online grocery and subscription services, which allow the automation of many regular purchases, be they annual birthday presents or weekly deliveries of various grocery items. Yes, they sell physical products, but they are really selling services — and they can iterate those services to you much faster than they can a physical product. This provides a different type of value to the shopper.Back to the futureMike the milkman and Sam the butcher are back, and are coming to your home in a new technological guise. Just like 80 years ago, you can today get farm-fresh milk delivered to your door, or even buy a one-cow burger that’s traceable down to the field where a free-range cow named, perhaps, “Lucky” grazed and awaited her fate.Because the future is folding back on the past, convenience and access are being redefined. Because data can and increasingly does underpin supply chains from farm-to-table (or sustainable sourcing or ethical practice-to-home), interesting opportunities are arising. Companies can now drive loyalty, and therefore higher lifetime retention and value, by leveraging convenience with even further granularity of access to products or information or both, giving specific customers specifically what they want every time, in a way that caters to their product preferences (and possibly their belief system).And, yes, it can scale.Related: Walmart Enters High-end Fashion Space With Lord & Taylor Online PartnershipThe evolution of convenienceFor companies old and new, this evolution from selling products to selling services — leveraging the proliferation of internal and external data across the value-chain, to redefine or create your brand, product or service and create unique relationships — is a powerful concept.And we’re already there. The individual components of getting this right exist already in parts and pieces across manufacturing and retail.But who will really bring it all together and redefine convenience and access? My guess is there will be many strange bedfellows with complementary strengths, potential acquisitions and unexpected mash-ups (think Google and Walmart) that will bring many variations of this to life over the course of the next 10 years. Those who do will win.”Lucky,” by the way? Delicious. 5 min readlast_img read more

Pictorial 2019 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance

first_img What’s the best initial therapy for HIV patients? Review the data on HIV drug cocktail research updates available on “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 / 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 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 / 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 / Review the data for rapid HIV testing on 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 / 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 / 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 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 / 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. Find information on Privacy policy The Norm Grabowski “Kookie Kar” 1922 Ford Roadster Pickup took out Class R that was framed for historic Hot Rod Cover cars.Somer Hooker / AllMedX Thw inner of the J2 Class for European Classic Closed cars was this 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe owned by Merle & Peter Mullin of Los Angeles, CaliforniaTom O’Neal/©Rolex/Tom O’Neallast_img read more

Shop confirms it is not closing down after rumours spread in town

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA newsagents at a Staffordshire Moorlands bus station has confirmed it is not closing down – after rumours started to circulate in the town. Smithfield News, on the Smithfield Centre near Leek bus station, said they had been asked a number of times about the shop shutting. In a statement posted online at the weekend, the store said:  “Just to clear up a rumour we keep getting asked about – we’re not closing down.” “No idea where the rumour started, don’t really care either, but you’ve heard it from the horses mouth, we’re here to terrorise you for the foreseeable.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more