After scoring a spectacular pole at the Turkish Grand Prix and holding first position for the first part of the race, Lance Stroll’s performance suddenly fell apart and the Racing Point driver finished ninth in a race to forget and from which he hopes to recover in Bahrain.
Lance Stroll wants to recover sensations
Without a doubt, the second half of the season has not been what the Canadian driver wanted. With only two points collected in the last six races, Lance Stroll has not been able to enjoy even his pole in Istanbul, as the next day in the race his luck changed drastically, something that he hopes to change at the Sakhir Circuit.
To get started, Lance Stroll analyzed the Bahrain GP track: “The quick changes of direction in turns five and six are exciting and quite fast, but the most challenging corner is shortly after at turn nine, it’s very easy to block the front left and that can really affect your tires and your race. As always, Turn 1 will be the key place to overtake. “.
After analyzing the Sakhir International Circuit, the Canadian acknowledged that what happened to him in Turkey was very hard: “Obviously, at first i was frustrated by everything, because after the incredible feat of getting pole position, we led more laps than anyone else in the race only to end up not getting on the podium“.
Lastly, Lance Stroll also admitted that everything that happened in Istanbul was a good lesson for everyone at Racing Point: “Now that we’ve understood why the tires didn’t perform as expected, so I can keep the positives. That race showed us what’s possible and gave us some useful experience for the next time we fight near the front of the grill“.
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The Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, which develops a vaccine against the coronavirus, has ensured that it has already supplied the product to around one million people in the Asian country, without serious side effects being detected for now.
The president of the company, Liu Jingzhen, has assured that to date “only a few” people have shown “mild symptoms” after receiving the vaccine, according to a statement posted by Sinopharm on Wechat.
Vaccination is framed within a emergency program With which Beijing would have already begun to immunize strategic sectors. The official media have been reporting vaccinations to health workers, military, diplomats and other officials.
Sinopharm vaccine has already completed phase three trials following work carried out in a total of ten countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Peru and Argentina.
The Red Bull team arrives at the Bahrain double event hoping to return to good results after the Turkish GP fiasco. Max Verstappen says he enjoys night racing a lot, although he points out that Bahrain is often hard on the tires; Alexander Albon, for his part, is eager to get back into the car because in the delicate conditions in Istanbul he gained a lot of confidence.
Max Verstappen (3rd in the World Cup):
“All the team members left Turkey disappointed, but that’s because we all want to win. We always look ahead as you can’t change what happened in the last race. I don’t expect we’ll see that kind of thing again. conditions on the track so the last races will probably be easier. I always enjoy the night races because they have a very different feel and I think it’s good to have them at the end of the year as it’s a nice change. For the first race It is a track that we know very well, but it is always hard on the tires, so it will be important to find a good set-up to solve it. ”
Alexander Albon (9th in the World Cup):
“It was a good weekend for me – Turkey – we tested some things in my car that we think made it more predictable. As a team we were also very strong and considering how well we started the weekend, it’s a bit frustrating to get out. with so few points, but there are a lot of positives from Turkey. It was a strong weekend and I’m sure we’re heading in the right direction. For my part, things have been improving and I was happy with the car in the sim as well. that now I really want to get to Bahrain and see what we have. ”
With the launch of WoW: Shadowlands just around the corner, in this video David Caballero, editor-in-chief of Gamereactor Spain, interviews Patrick Dawson, Production Manager, and Sarah Verrall, Senior Level Designer, about the many new features of the MMORPG eternal. Here is the full transcript of the conversation.
★ Gamereactor: Today we will talk about one of the most important launches of the Christmas campaign for PC that is already around the corner, and I am referring to Shadowlands, obviously, the new Blizzard expansion for World of Warcraft that comes to the market on November 24, after having suffered a slight delay. Many thanks to both Patrick and Sara for being here today; our first question is for you, Patrick: Since you’ve had a little more time due to the delay, what can players expect? Have you been finishing it up or fixing some last minute bugs?
Patrick: Yeah sure, let’s talk about it. You already know that delaying a title is not an easy decision to make, we always like that players can enjoy new content as soon as possible. However, when we tested the final version and after having listened to the opinions of the community we realized that there were a few things that were not exactly as we wanted, and it is very important that we solve this issue, because in the case of the Pacts , for example, these are very important decisions and we want to make sure that the four options are well balanced and that they end up rewarding you and putting you fully into the game so that nobody will think that we have not made an effort to they. We have been working very hard in these Pacts and also in the Maw area so that it is dangerous but also attracts attention so that the players jump to conquer it. We have also been working hard on the new areas for the final version of the title, and I think that when you can enjoy the new stories from November 24, you will have no doubt that the wait will be worth it.
★ You mentioned a couple of things that we also wanted to ask you about, the Pacts and the feedback you have received from the community to date. With Patch 9.0 you completely redesigned the level system of the title, how did players take this change?
Patrick: The level system issue is something that we already had in mind, especially so that new players would not be overwhelmed by seeing that there are 120 levels added to the 16 years that the title has been on the market, so we wanted to give them For these players, a different and new experience, the End of Exile, where you learn the basic mechanics of World of Warcraft and, at the end of it, instead of having to play small pieces of all the expansions, we wanted them to only focus on one, in Battle for Azeroth, in which they will go up to level 50. Also, having fewer levels to play makes them more marked, and so they can also discover more about the classes and how they work in order to be prepared for launch from Shadowlands on the 24th.
★ And what can you tell us about the Pacts? Maybe Sarah can tell us more in depth about how they will work.
Sarah: The Pacts are basically a representation of the four cultures of the Shadowlands, so we have the Kyrian, who are the citizens of Bastion, then the Venthyr of Revendreth, the Pact of Maldraxxus and finally the Pact of Ardenweald. Each of them is part of the plot and you learn more about them as you visit their areas, you also discover what is cooked in these places and who are the members of each of the Pacts, and in the process you are shown the skills that you offer each of the four by choosing one to join. So, finally, you will have to choose which Pact you join, and it is a choice that we want players to think well, since it is something that you are a part of and that identifies your character, and this choice will be based on what that you learn about the area and its culture, the skills that you have been testing, the modifications of pieces of each Pact, also the plots for the maximum level players who want to know more about the Pacts or the individuals with whom you come across by the path that will help you improve your character. There are also very cool events in each of the four elections, for example, if you choose Ardenweald you can work at the Queen’s Conservatory and grow your own plants, they are little things of this style. On the other hand, if you choose the one in Venthyr, you can throw a party and immerse yourself in that gothic and romantic world so typical of vampires and invite other characters from this culture to the party. I think players are going to really enjoy the experience as it is very broad and allows them to make a lot of important decisions that are different from anyone else.
★ It seems something very broad, yes. Since you have talked about the plot and the universe of the saga, let’s talk a little about Sylvanas. Are we at the end of his narrative arc? Who are your allies?
Sarah: Sylvanas is a character that some people like more and others less, she has that gray tone that divides people’s opinions, and everyone is impatient to see what happens to her. What do you expect? Why have you made some decisions and not others? Who are your allies? Finding out what plot in Shadowlands and how their decisions influence the title is an adventure in which we are looking forward to embarking with the players, and the truth is that I am biting my nails to see what the reaction of the community will be when they discover everything.
★ If it turns bad it would be a terrible thing, go. Do you think we can see the Alliance being the bad guys in the story not long from now?
Patrick: Are you sure it gets bad? Or is it that it has been from the beginning? What motivates you or what are your reasons for doing what you do? It’s hard to answer all of this without knowing what’s on your mind, but we’ll find out in Shadowlands. What Sylvanas has done is bring us to this area that, although it is a sinister place that we do not know, also gives us the opportunity to explore it and meet other characters and their stories to discover what it is that it intends and who are the good guys and the bad. But things do not have to be so polarized, maybe there is a space in the middle of both ends, that gray hue that we talk about, and we may see more on this topic throughout history.
★ What kinds of objects will players be able to find while exploring this new world? Will there be new legendary items just like in the other expansions?
Sarah: Yes, of course. One of the most important novelties is Torghast, the new experience that maximum level players can enjoy as many times as they want alone or in a group of five, and, while they are inside the tower, they will find materials that will allow them to make their own own legendary items. This is where the mysterious figure of the Rune Engraver appears, to which if you bring pieces created by the players themselves, such as armor or jewelry, it gives you the option to choose the kind of legendary object you want to make through what it discovers about your shares in Torghast. I think the players will love this, because it will be something very personal to each one, plus they will be able to enjoy Torghast as they explore it from top to bottom and find these materials that will make the experience of each one different from each other. In the end, they will leave the area with items that will improve their gaming experience in raids, in pvp, etc.
★ You mentioned the raids, so I have to ask you about Nathria Castle. What kinds of challenges will players face in it?
Patrick: Nathria Castle is an incursion that, personally, makes me very excited, since I really like the Gothic world, its art and that atmosphere typical of castles, in addition to the fact that the history of the incursion will allow us to discover what Sire Denathrius intends and why we have to fight him and the minions that protect him. There are many more things about the raid that we have been testing in the Public Test Realm, such as destroyed areas or battles that start in one area and end in another, we have tried to add very new things so that players feel that when it comes to raiding These are very varied and different from each other. The truth is that we are hoping that everyone can see it once the season begins.
★ Many thanks to both of you for the interview, we can’t wait to enjoy Shadowlands from November 24th. All good!
Carlos Sainz has gotten off to a bad start to his weekend at the Turkish Grand Prix from Formula 1. He had to say goodbye to the session in the absence of just under half an hour due to engine problems in his McLaren and in the second session those of Woking have verified that they are not as competitive as they expected in Turkey. All to find a track that has been authentic ice for the pilots and that Mario Isola (Pirelli) himself acknowledged having made a mistake with the tires. Max Verstappen it was the fastest in both sessions where nobody has gone looking for competitive lap times. It could be said that everyone has come out with many doubts and everything is unknown for Saturday.
The circuit has been a real headache for the drivers. The track looked more like an ice track due to the poor grip that has caused a few spins by several riders. Therefore, most teams focused on testing aerodynamic aspects rather than trying to break the clock. The two Red Bulls signed a double in FP1 and Ferrari and Alpha Tauri once again demonstrate the step forward they already took at Imola. The red cars were third and fifth, with the AlphaTauri sandwiched between them. All this without the presence of Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas set the ninth fastest time and Lewis Hamilton, for example, barely rolled and finished 15th, almost 5 seconds slower than the leader. A time that he signed with 25 minutes remaining, at which time Carlos Sainz caused a virtual safety car after stopping his McLaren in one of the loopholes.
The Spanish pilot had an electrical problem shortly after hearing his team call him to the pits to understand something they could see on his engine telemetry. The trend is for the track to improve, especially in the second free practice session, when it should also be a bit warmer, as it will be played in the afternoon in Turkey. And also when the drivers will mainly use softer tires, which in theory are easier to warm up. Time to discover the reality of each team for tomorrow’s qualifying.
In Free 2 everything seemed like it would change drastically, but nothing could be further from the truth. The track remained very slippery and Max Verstappen was once again the one who best understood the track. A situation that can end the freehold. Hamilton and Bottas have occupied the third and fourth places, the two W11 suffer a lot to find temperature. Charles Leclerc finished ahead of them and Sainz finished 14th on his return to the track after morning problems. The teams used the second session to study the degradation of the soft and medium. A test that also left a few track starts and spins on the complicated new asphalt in Turkey.
Alonso, in Abu Dhabi this month
Beyond the free practice of the Turkish Grand Prix, the news of the day has been the new test that will face Fernando Alonso to prepare for his return to F1 in 2021. Just before starting Free Practice 1, Renault made official that it had organized a new test for the Asturian driver and his promise Guanyu Zhou. “More test for Fernando Alonso and Guanyu Zhou! They will both test the RS18 at Yas Marina. Fernando, on November 15 and 16 and Zhou, on November 17, “they announced.
The Spaniard will repeat his experience with the RS18 from two seasons ago as he did in Bahrain earlier this month where he took a real beating completing two sessions of 93 laps. On the other hand, Alonso still needs to know if the FIA will allow his participation in the official end-of-season tests in Abu Dhabi, although Renault sees it increasingly difficult. That is why every minute on the track is gold, even with a different car, because the preseason will be tremendously short and a great handicap for a driver who has not competed in the great circus for two years.
“If I want to win, I have to prepare very well,” he confessed after the last test. “I am aware of the challenge that I may face in the first couple of races. Not only in terms of sheer speed, but also in the procedures, the steering wheel commands, things that are new to me and that could take a while. I know I will suffer a little, “he commented.
The recent normalization of Israel’s relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain changed the rules of the game in the region. The winners so far are Israel and the Arab Gulf states. The losers are the Palestinian Authority, Turkey, Qatar and Iran. The historic normalization of relations even has opponents within Israel in the form of Israeli Arab members of the Knesset. [Parlamento], whose unanimous opposition represents the interests of the Palestinian Authority more than the interests of its own constituents.
Outside players like Turkey and Iran are not the only opponents of Israel’s recent normalization of relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. There are also opponents of the new peace within Israel. The Israeli Arab members of the Knesset who are supposed to look out for the interests of the Israeli Arab citizens of Israel voted unanimously against the agreements with the UAE and Bahrain.
That vote will not be soon forgotten. Another similar vow brings to mind. In 2016, Israeli Arab members of the Knesset and their leader, Ayman Odeh, refused to attend the funeral of the Israeli president who cared most about the interests of Israeli Arab citizens: Shimon Peres. Even the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, attended. In fact, he wept at the funeral, while the Israeli Arab members of the Knesset didn’t even bother to show up for their own president’s funeral.
Israel Today has reported on the ways in which Israeli Arab members of the Knesset are not working in the interests of the Arab citizens of Israel who elected them and whom they are supposed to represent. Rather, they are working in the interests of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Arab members of the Knesset are taking advantage of their position to advance the Palestinian question, an issue in which most Arab countries have lost interest, at the expense of their own constituents.
Only naive Europeans continue to donate to the Palestinians. The Arab states have stopped donating as they know their money is being diverted to senior officials in the Palestinian Authority.
It should be noted that the Oslo Accords were approved with the support of the Arab members of the Knesset. However, the Arab members of the Knesset today are more radical and less pragmatic. This type of approach can have negative consequences. For example, when Yasser Arafat supported Saddam Hussein’s occupation of Kuwait in 1990, once liberated Kuwait retaliated by deporting the 400,000 Palestinians who lived there.
Today, the Gulf states could logically assume that Israeli Arabs support the behavior of their elected representatives and treat them accordingly, a consequence that could prove costly.
Arab members of the Knesset are angry that the Abraham Accords do not address the issue of the Palestinian state and do not contain real concessions for the Palestinians. One member, Sami Abu Shehadeh, was quick to be interviewed by Aljazeera on the day of the vote. In his interview, he repeatedly stated that he considers himself a Palestinian and that he opposes the entire agreement, which he considers nothing more than an “arms pact”.
Israeli Arab citizens are an integral part of Israeli society with equal rights. Most of them have successfully integrated into Israeli society. But Arab members of the Knesset hurt rather than help Israeli Arabs when they oppose peace. By condemning the Abraham Accords, the Arab members of the Knesset demonstrated to all Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs, that they are not only against peace, but are tools of the intransigent Palestinian Authority.
Source: BESA Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Dr. Edy Cohen (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan University) is fluent in Arabic and specializes in Arab relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism, Jewish communities in the Arab world. He is a researcher at the BESA Center and author of the book The Holocaust in the eyes of Mahmoud Abbas (in Hebrew).
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.
The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.
The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.
For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In these last American electionss Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.
BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.
Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.
In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.
In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.
In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.
Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …