Leeds School Of Business Appoints Six Top Executives To Advisory Council

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Leeds School Of Business Appoints Six Top Executives To Advisory Council CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business Dean Steven Manaster has appointed six new members to the school’s Business Advisory Council. The six accomplished executives from a variety of professional backgrounds will bring invaluable experience to the role of advising the school’s administration, said Manaster. The new members are Hollis Booker, Patrick Butler, Richard Engebretson, Marcia Pryde, John Puerner and Beth Slifer. The Business Advisory Council is comprised of school alumni and friends who meet with school representatives twice a year to advise them on recruitment, establishing business partnerships and improving the education of students at all levels in the school. The council has played a leadership role in some of the school’s major advances, which include the restructuring of the MBA program, the establishment of the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, the formation of a marketing plan for the school and the development of an innovative undergraduate curriculum. “The tremendous amount of business knowledge and experience that the council members contribute is crucial to the overall success of the school,” said Manaster. “They integrate their knowledge of CU with outside business perspectives, which provides the ideal combination for great leadership.” The executive experience of the new Business Advisory Council members includes the following: o Booker currently serves as mountain states area manager for INROADS, a private, nonprofit organization that prepares students of diverse backgrounds for corporate careers. Prior to coming to INROADS, he worked as a production supervisor at Volunteer Manufacturing Corp. and as a teacher in Detroit. Booker also held many positions in the U.S. Air Force, and finished his military career with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Lane College and a master’s degree in psychology and counseling from the University of Wisconsin. o Butler is director of strategic planning for Merrill Lynch International Private Client Group. His current responsibilities include global strategy, acquisition analysis and business development. Butler has held various positions at Merrill Lynch including roles in new product development, marketing and regional corporate planning. He is a former naval officer and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from CU-Boulder and a master’s degree in finance and economics from Columbia Business School. o Engebretson is executive vice president of dmg world media, a British company that is the world’s largest exhibition and trade show company. He entered his current position after selling his family’s Minnesota-based home and garden show to dmg world media. Prior to running the family business, Engebretson worked as a commercial real estate appraiser and investor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from CU-Boulder. o Pryde recently became a partner at Heidrick & Struggles, the world’s largest executive search company. She spent the first 11 years of her career in consumer packaged goods marketing working for the Maxwell House Coffee division of General Foods and Richardson-Vicks. Pryde recently left her position as vice president and managing director at A.T. Kearney. She received her bachelor’s degree and MBA from CU-Boulder. o Puerner is the publisher and president of the Los Angeles Times. He has extensive experience in the newspaper publishing industry, having held executive positions at Orlando Sentinel Communications, the Orlando Sentinel and the Chicago Tribune. He has performed numerous job functions in areas including financial planning, controlling, circulation, and marketing and development. Puerner earned his bachelor of arts degree and MBA from CU-Boulder. o Slifer is the president and principal owner of Slifer Designs, an interior design business she started in Vail, Colo. She started the company by chance after a local real estate agent asked her to redecorate a condominium that was not selling. The property sold within a week, and Slifer Designs quickly rose to the top of its industry. For three consecutive years Interior Design magazine named Slifer Designs the No. 1 residential design company in the nation. Slifer earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and her MBA from the University of Chicago. Published: Oct. 16, 2001 last_img read more

Online Book of Condolence opens for Dr Tom McGinley

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 29, 2021 Facebook The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, has today opened an online Book of Condolence for members of the public to share their tributes and thanks to Dr Tom McGinley, founder of the Foyle Hospice, who passed away on Thursday.Dr McGinley, who was originally from Gweedore, Co Donegal, set up a small steering committee in 1984 to fundraise before officially opening the Foyle Hospice in the city in 1985 and, since that opening, the deeply-valued palliative care centre has been a source of great comfort and assistance to thousands of families across not only the city, but the entire district.Dr McGinley was honoured for his selfless and life-changing work by Derry City Council in 2014 when he was awarded the prestigious Freedom of Derry.He also received a papal knighthood from Pope John Paul II in 2002 and has a sculpture in his honour in St Columb’s Park.Mayor Tierney said his thoughts were with Dr McGinley’s children Ciaran, Aisling, Ronan and Sinead, and his extended family and friends.”I was deeply saddened today to learn of the news of Dr McGinley’s passing, a man who has had such a profound effect on the lives of a countless number of families across our district and the wider North West region.”It was after an encounter with a young man with terminal cancer that Dr McGinley pursued the idea of opening a palliative care facility in the city, and we are all immensely grateful for his determination, dedication and passion in following through and opening the Foyle Hospice.”Dr McGinley has left a legacy on this city and its people that will last for generations to come and we know that his vision will continue to be delivered by the hard-working team at Foyle Hospice.”The Freedom of Derry was one of many deserving honours that Dr McGinley received but for him that’s not what it was about – he wanted to help as many people and as many families as he could through some of their toughest days.”My thoughts and prayers are with Dr McGinley’s children, his wider family circle and his many friends. I hope that they can take some comfort in knowing how deeply loved and appreciated he was by all across this city, district and region.”To sign the online Book of Condolence, visit http://bit.ly/BOCDrMcGinley Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Online Book of Condolence opens for Dr Tom McGinley Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday January 29thNext article40 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Donegal, 1,254 nationally and 48 deaths News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

What a year: NASCAR set to crown 2020 Cup champion after unorthodox season

first_imgThe 85th version did the trick.NASCAR officials had to revise the 2020 Cup Series schedule 85 times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sunday’s Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway will mark the 36th and final race of the year, though. The sport overcame a nine-week, eight-race postponement only to finish out the season as originally planned.“I think each champion has their own asterisk next to them,” Brad Keselowski said Thursday during Championship 4 Media Day. “You know, each championship is won in its own unique way. It’s hard to say which ones mean more and which ones mean less.“You can argue the formats play into that. You can argue external circumstances, like COVID-19, play into that. You can certainly argue that rules packages on the cars play into that. It’s really hard, I think, to quantify championships and maybe their difficult level or their earned level with everything that goes on over the course of a year or season.”RELATED: Complete championship weekend scheduleKeselowski is a member of Championship 4. Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott complete the quartet. They’re the only drivers eligible for the title.The 10-race playoff slate remained untouched during NASCAR’s schedule revisions, which was a priority for the sanctioning body, and it did not disappoint. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who’s retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, did not qualify for the postseason’s opening Round of 16. Reigning Cup Series titleholder Kyle Busch was eliminated from contention after the Round of 12, yet won his first race of the season in the Round of 8. Nine-time 2020 winner Kevin Harvick missed the Championship 4 by eight points despite entering the final elimination race with a 42-point buffer.“There’s a trophy at the end of the day,” Logano said. “We all had to go to the same amount of races. We all had the same opportunity to score points and wins. The rules didn’t change in the middle of the year.”Rules, no. Schedule, yes.NASCAR implemented midweek races and doubleheaders to make up for lost time. It also scratched practice and qualifying in order to limit at-track exposure to one day.RELATED: “Saving the Season,” how NASCAR operated amid COVID-19 pandemicNo exceptions were made for the championship.“It takes a lot of pieces away from the puzzle, right?” Elliott said. “I don’t know that it’s good or bad. I mean, if you start the race on Sunday and your car’s off, dang, I wish we had some practice; I wish we could have fixed this on Friday or Saturday. If you start the race on Sunday, your car is driving good, then no, you’re probably happy with not having any. I think it comes down to whether or not you hit your balance close to the race.”Said Hamlin: “It’s different, but we’ve adapted all year. It won’t hurt us to adapt for one more week.”One more week. One more race. Then, that’s it.The 2020 season may have been unorthodox, but it was a complete season nonetheless and therefore deserves a champion.“The reality is the championship is just that: It’s a culmination of work and effort that’s led up to an overall title,” Keselowski said. “And in that sense, I don’t want to undermine it.”last_img read more

SOCCER: WPSL Cleveland Kicks Off Home Schedule Saturday Night Against Steel City FC

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio – There is no doubt that soccer is back in Northeast Ohio and as strong as ever.  Not only do the men have a new team up and running, Cleveland SC, but they women are as talented as ever in the form of the Cleveland Ambassadors of the WPSL.Fresh off a 4-2 come from behind road victory in week one against the Empire Revs, the Ambassadors are back at it again and ready to defend home turf!  With all eyes on Cleveland this weekend, the Ambassadors will look to take center stage!The game is at 8pm at Nordonia High School.Located at 8006 S Bedford Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056). Vince McKee ?⚽️? Home opener❕?️ Saturday 19th May? 8 PM Kick-Off?️ @NordoniaSchools (8006 S Bedford Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056) pic.twitter.com/5l7QwUKHno— Cleveland Ambassadors (@cleveland_amb) May 16, 2018center_img Related TopicsWPSLWPSL ClevelandWPSL Cleveland Ambassadorslast_img read more

1/3 off Bristol Bears away shirt offer now available!

first_imgWe’re offering cut price Bears away shirts in-store and online. Click here to access the online store or head to the Ashton Gate Store.BROWSE STOREBristol host Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday with tickets available online or over via supporter services on 0117 963 0600.BUY TICKETSlast_img

LSU athletes enjoying extra cash from new NCAA rule

first_imgLSU Tigers place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) used his cost of attendance check to pay bills.LSU Tigers place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) used his cost of attendance check to pay bills.BATON ROUGE “Cost of Attendance” is an NCAA buzz phrase circulating for a few years now that means those expenses student-athletes incur outside of the tuition, room and board, books and fees that their full scholarship covers.These are miscellaneous expenses such as trips home, food outside of those offered at university dining halls, clothes and entertainment. Many athletes for decades — particularly those at schools not breaking NCAA rules by providing extra benefits such as $100 handshakes or free dinners at restaurants via boosters — had to just do without seeing a movie or running to McDonald’s for a midnight snack.That all changed for student-athletes at schools that belong to the larger, upper level conferences as the NCAA allowed those schools to provide Cost of Attendance money to student-athletes with each school’s financial aid office determining the amount distributed over an academic year. This figure ranges from $6,000 a year to $1,500 a year depending on the school, its location and other factors with quite a bit of subjectivity that has some concerned.LSU student-athletes on full scholarship in sports like football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics and others will be getting $3,920 over the next two semesters if they live off campus. Those that live on campus on full scholarship will get $3,336. Depending on their age, distance from home, situation at home and their own discretion, student-athletes are receiving the money either in a lump sum or monthly in addition to the scholarship money they also receive.And they are enjoying the extra cash in their pockets and bank accounts that started being distributed in August, which breaks down to approximately an extra $300 a month and some change.“I went straight to Wal Mart,” said LSU sophomore tailback Leonard Fournette, who is helping support a young daughter. “It’s definitely more money than last year. It surprised me. It surprised everybody, especially the people that have been here three, four years. Some guys didn’t know it was coming. But most of it needs to pay off your bills. It’s all about money management. You can’t just blow all your money. You’ll have no food in the house.”All LSU athletes are encouraged to open checking accounts, and most have, said associate athletic director for student services Miriam Segar.“We have done that for some time before the cost of attendance,” Segar said. “Our student-athletes have had to manage their scholarship money, grant money and now this. We try to teach them good spending and saving habits.”LSU junior kicker Colby Delahoussaye started writing checks as soon as his COA check came in.“I immediately paid my bills — rent, cable, phone — and bought groceries,” he said. “And I saved some. Last year, it was not as much. So I still was able to go to my favorite Chinese place. It’s nice to be able to do that, and it’s good to have some extra money if you need more clothes. And I like to have the extra money in my savings just in case something pops up.”That is what happened to LSU senior outside linebacker Lamar Louis of Breaux Bridge.“Last year, I had car problems and that cost about $1,000,” he said. “I didn’t have it, so I had to borrow from my parents. With a few hundred dollars more a month now, it will give us an opportunity to save a little money in the bank in case something happens.”Louis, who lives off campus, hit the grocery store first, though.“There was nothing in my refrigerator,” he said. “I plan on getting some more massages, too. We get some here (at LSU’s football facility), but now I’ll be able to pay for an extra one. It’s great. I won’t be living check to check as much. Some of the guys are staying in better apartments with the extra money, and a lot of the guys have kids of their own so it helps them.”The extra money for LSU’s student-athletes is expected to cost the school between $1.6 to $2 million in extra expenditures in 2015-16, said LSU associate athletic director for business Mark Ewing.LSU ranks ninth in the SEC in the cost of attendance stipend at $3,920. Tennessee has the largest COA disbursement in the SEC at $5,666, followed by Auburn at $5,586, Alabama at $5,386, Mississippi State at $5,156, Ole Miss at $4,890, Arkansas at $4,500, Missouri at $4,290, South Carolina at $4,201, LSU at $3,920, Florida at $3,830, Georgia at $3,746, Kentucky at $3,598 and Texas A&M at $3,528. Vanderbilt, which is not a state school like the other 13 in the SEC and not subject to state open records laws, did not provide its COA figure.LSU coach Les Miles does not like eight other league schools boasting larger stipends than his for recruiting purposes and has an issue with the arbitrariness of each school deciding its own figure based on differing factors.LSU’s financial aid office, for example, could have estimated its COA total to be lower than others because LSU student-athletes do not need as much money as those at other schools for between-meals eating. This is because LSU added several “fueling stations” of snacks and quick meals a year ago at the academic center for athletes, at the football facility as well as other high traffic areas at a cost of $1 million, according to Ewing. These were allowed in recent years because of previous NCAA legislation to provide more food for student-athletes outside of designated meals.“Certainly the NCAA should regulate it,” Miles said. “There has to be some kind of qualitative similarity. It’s not that everybody should make the same amount of money, but it is important that they take the same reference into account as opposed to just allowing the school to do it because the schools can inappropriately do it. Cost of attendance can be a lot different in a lot of places. I think a school that is in New York City should have a higher cost of attendance. That’s realistic. As long as there is equity in some way, I’m good. Am I concerned? Yeah, I think there’s a chance that a school’s interpretation could be inappropriate.”last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Naomi Osaka explains emotional Coco Gauff joint interview

first_imgA desire for Coco Gauff to leave the court with her head held high was behind Naomi Osaka’s decision to persuade the 15-year-old to stay for an interview after their U.S. Open encounter.Defending champion Osaka cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 win over the teenager in front of a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd, ending Gauff’s memorable run at her home grand slam Saturday. Asked in her post-match media conference if her decision to have a joint-interview was instinctive, Osaka replied; “It was kind of instinctive because when I shook her hand, I saw that she was kind of tearing up a little. Then it reminded me how young she was.”For me, at least when I lose, I just come into the locker room and I cry, then I do press, like, here. I love you guys, but it’s not the greatest.”Then I was thinking normal people don’t actually watch the press conferences unless they’re, like, fan fans.”The people that are out there, they’re probably going to just stay and watch the next person who’s playing, then they go home, and they wouldn’t know immediately what’s on her [email protected]_Osaka_ | @CocoGauff#USOpen pic.twitter.com/ouVQenQki6— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2019″I was just thinking it would be nice for her to address the people that came and watched her play. They were cheering for her. Yeah, I mean, for me, it was just something that was, I don’t know, instinctive I guess.”For me, I just thought about what I wanted her to feel leaving the court. I wanted her to have her head high, not walk off the court sad. I want her to be aware that she’s accomplished so much and she’s still so young.”I know that you guys are kind of coming at her with love, too. But I feel like the amount of media on her right now is kind of insane for her age. I just want her to, like, take care of herself.”Osaka said she was the most focused she had been since her victory at the Australian Open, and her performance reflected that.She started the match by racing into a 3-0 lead and, after surviving a Gauff revival, never let up in dishing out a bagel in the second set. U.S. Open 2019: Ruthless Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s Flushing Meadows run However, even as Osaka eliminated the star of the first week of the tournament, the world No. 1 won the hearts of the spectators when she was able to sway a tearful Gauff into joining her for the post-match interview.They were each subsequently reduced to tears but received a huge ovation from the fans in an indelible moment in the history of the tournament. Related News Quizzed as to how far she is from being at a level where she can win the slam again, Osaka replied: “The thing with me, though, is I get better as the tournament goes on.”It’s not even a skill sort of thing, it’s just I trust myself more.”Osaka will look to make further strides when she faces Belinda Bencic in the last 16.last_img read more

700 Yellow Trucks Continue to Plow, Treat State Highways

first_imgTemperatures impact roadsRight now pavement temperatures remain well below freezing, requiring road salt to work harder to melt snow and ice. Granular salt helps to add traction while lowering the temperature at which the ice melts.Air temperatures are predicted to rise ahead of the Monday morning commute, increasing the chances for freezing rain in southern and central Indiana. Drivers should not be over-confident with pavement that appears to be bare as there may be a clear coating of freezing rain or “black ice”. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles and large trucks are no match if all tires are on ice.INDOT maintenance supervisors will closely monitor the boundary between rain, sleet, ice and snow and adjust their deployment of manpower, equipment and materials as appropriate. Temps to rise; Freezing rain chances for morning commuteLocal Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance supervisors monitored weather forecasts and deployed yellow trucks ahead of today’s snowstorm. As of 3 p.m. Eastern time, about 700 trucks continue to plow and treat state highways.A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through midnight for western and southern Indiana south of a line from Lafayette to Cincinnati, Ohio.Each INDOT plow route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes. Trained truck drivers alternate shifts of 12 hours or more to ensure around-the-clock coverage.last_img read more

Auburndale girls basketball holds off Stratford in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — Auburndale shot just 33 percent but made 19 of 23 from the free throw line and took care of Stratford 47-41 in a WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional semifinal Friday night at Auburndale High School.Paiton Richardson scored 13 points, and Taylor Gotz had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Apaches (19-4). Gotz was 6 of 6, and Allison Linzmeier went 4-for-4 from the free throw line to lead the way for Auburndale.The Apaches swept all three matchups from Stratford this season.Auburndale led 18-8 after one quarter before Stratford (15-9) chipped away, cutting the Apaches’ lead to 34-31 heading into the fourth quarter.Auburndale moves on to a Division 4 regional final at No. 1 seed Marathon (22-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com.Auburndale handed Marathon its only loss of the season, a 45-33 defeat back on Jan. 6. Marathon beat the Apaches at Marathon in a rematch on Feb. 6, 47-39.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 47, Tigers 41Stratford 8 11 12 10 – 41Auburndale 18 10 6 13 – 47STRATFORD (41): Statistics not provided. Record: 15-9.AUBURNDALE (47): Allison Linzmeier 1-3 4-4 6, Cheyenne Karl 3-8 2-3 8, Jenna Peplinski 0-2 1-2 1, Sylviann Momont 0-3 0-0 0, Paiton Richardson 5-8 3-3 13, Shannon Yahnke 2-4 3-5 7, Taylor Gotz 3-14 6-6 12. FG: 14-42. FT: 19-23. 3-pointers: 0-1 (Momont 0-1). Rebounds: 21 (Gotz 12). Assists: 9. Record: 19-4.last_img read more

Swiss, Dutch delight in A1GP SA

first_img23 February 2009Jeroen Bleekemolen of the Netherlands and Neel Jani of Switzerland secured victories in the sprint and feature races of the South African A1GP at Kyalami on Sunday. Unfortunately for the home fans, luck was not with Adrian Zaugg and Team South Africa.Bleekemolen, with a sharp start, jumped into the lead by the first corner of the Sprint, with Switzerland’s Jani on his tail after he too enjoyed a good start. Portugal’s Felipe Albuquerque dropped a place, while Narain Karthikeyan moved up to fourth from fifth at the start.India, however, surrendered her place quickly when Monaco’s Clivio Piccione exerted some pressure and made a clean pass. Shortly after that, championship leader Ireland, with Adam Carroll at the wheel, also overtook India.Mandatory pit stopAfter a mandatory pit stop Zaugg was next after India in the standings in the South African car, “Vulindela”, followed by New Zealand, Malaysia, and France.Portugal’s Albuquerque was pushing hard and on lap nine recorded the fastest lap of the race with a time of one minute 29.072 seconds.Bleekemolen went on to victory as the Netherlands scored its first win in 45 races. Previously, it had won the South African A1GP in Durban in the first season of competition.Portugal’s Albuquerque, in second, and Switzerland’s Jani joined the Dutch driver on the podium, with Ireland’s Carroll passing Monaco’s Piccione on the last lap to take fourth place.‘It all just went amazingly’“It all just went amazingly,” Bleekemolen said after his win. “It was a very hard race for me though, because in the beginning I could feel there was some kind of pull with the fuel pick up. It didn’t cost me any time but I could just feel it coming.“And then after the pit stop the car just stopped and I feared the race would be over, but it started working again,” Bleekemolen said. “I lost about one-and-a-half or two seconds, but luckily we were still able to win.“In the beginning we were really quick, I don’t know why we were so much faster, but everything worked. The car worked really well until the problem came, but then it still was exciting for me.”‘I’m really happy’Portugal’s Albuquerque said: “The team did a very good job and I managed to pass Switzerland. I’m really happy with the fastest lap and second place.”In the main race, Neel Jani raced to victory. It was his ninth win, which lifted him equal with Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg for the most wins by a driver in the history of A1GP racing.Despite starting from fifth on the grid, the Swiss ace comfortably knifed through the field to take a convincing victory by 13 seconds over second placed Felipe Guimaraes, the 17-year-old Brazilian. Clivio Piccione, who had earned Monaco its first ever pole position, completed the podium finishers.Jani enjoyed an incredible start to the Feature race, rocketing from fifth to second by the first corner. Ireland’s Adam Carroll, meanwhile, made contact with Fairuz Fauzy of Malaysia and ended up in the gravel and out of the race.Second contactAs the race took shape, Malaysia and New Zealand, with Earl Bamber at the wheel, battled it out for third place. Fauzy was once again involved in some contact and this time Bamber was sent spinning off the track.Fauzy paid the price when he needed to pit with a suspected slow puncture. By the time he returned to the track, he was in sixteenth position. A few laps later, he made a mandatory stop and changed all four tyres.Fast work by Team Switzerland enabled Jani to leap-frog Piccione and take the lead. Team Australia, however, suffered some misfortune. John Martin had entered the pits in third, but Martin stalled when another car crossed in front of him. The result was that he dropped from third to fifteenth in the standings.South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg had been going well, rising six places from 15th to ninth, but on lap 17 his race was done due to gearbox problems and he coasted quietly into the pits.Daniel Morad of Lebanon passed Germany’s Michael Ammermuller to take over seventh position. The top three, in order, were Switzerland, Monaco, and Brazil.Up to secondBrazil’s Guimaraes then began to haul in Monaco’s Piccione. When Monaco made a mistake on lap 24, he pounced and took over second place.By the time the cars started coming in for a second round of pit stops, Jani had Switzerland in a 10-second lead and another clean stop saw him exit pit lane with a comfortable advantage.Malaysia, realising that Fauzy was out of the running to score a point by finishing in the top 10, sent him out to try to record the fastest lap, for which he could earn a point. Utilising PowerBoost, he clocked one minute 28.306 to claim the point on offer.Jani took the chequered flag for Switzerland, ahead of a delighted Guimares, who recorded Brazil’s best result of the season and become the youngest ever A1GP medal winner. Clivio Piccione finished third, getting Monaco’s its first ever podium place in its debut season.Switzerland’s win and Ireland’s failure to finish the race lifted the Swiss to the top of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport standings.‘A replay start from Taupo’Afterwards, Jani commented: “It was a little bit of a replay start from Taupo, from fifth to second. I was a bit worried starting from fifth, because I knew the first two turns would be very close and you could get knocked off easily, so my strategy was to just try the outside and it really worked and was a fantastic start.“I then tried to follow Clivio (Piccione) and I struggled a bit. But then we had a great pit stop and I had good pace. I think Monaco had a bit of bad luck in the pit stop so that helped us too. But after it I could really keep up my pace.”Brazil’s Felipe Guimares said: “I am so happy as it’s the first time I have been on the podium. Yesterday I had the big crash in qualifying and I didn’t think that today I would finish on the podium! But I had a great start then during the race the car was good.“It was a bit worrying at the end because the engine was losing power, but we managed to keep going to the finish thankfully. I was pushing hard but not taking any risks and we brought it home in second. I really wanted to do a good job today and I have.”Strange noisesA1 Team South Africa’s Zaugg, who endured a difficult home event, said: “The first laps were not bad at all and we were able to actually get past France as well. But already from lap six onwards I started to hear strange noises in the engine, especially in second gear. And I also then started to feel like a drop in power accelerating in second gear. But I just carried on.“I informed the team but they just told me to carry on. And that’s what I did and eventually I started to get misfires. Eventually on the breaking and changing down to second gear, the engine just went off. I kept rolling and the engine went back on and eventually I tried to continue, but it carried on misfiring, so in the end I just had to give it up.”Taking about racing in front of his home crowds, Zaugg continued: “That really boosted me, especially this morning when I saw the people there and after the drivers’ parade – all the people cheering for me. So I feel really sorry for all of them.“They all came here to see us race and do well and unfortunately we couldn’t finish the race. But I want to just say thanks to all the supporters. We have had a really difficult season so far. But I think we really improved with lots of things this weekend and I hope we can carry on positive from here.”SPRINT RACE RESULTS1. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands)2. Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal)3. Neel Jani (Switzerland)4. Adam Carroll (Ireland)5. Clivio Piccione (Monaco)6. Narain Karthikayen (India)7. Adrian Zaugg (South Africa)8. Earl Bamber (New Zealand)9. Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia)10. Nicolas Prost (France)11. Edoardo Piscopo (Italy)12. John Martin (Australia)13. Ho Pin Tung (China)14. Michael Ammermuller (Germany)15. Felipe Guimaraes (Brazil)16. Salvador Duran (Mexico)17. Marco Andretti (USA)18. Zahir Ali (Indonesia)19. Danny Watts (Great Britain)20. Daniel Morad (Lebanon)FEATURE RACE RESULTS1. Neel Jani (Switzerland)2. Felipe Guimaraes (Brazil)3. Clivio Piccione (Monaco)4. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands)5. Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal)6. Daniel Morad (Lebanon)7. Danny Watts (Great Britain)8. Marco Andretti (USA)9. Zahir Ali (Indonesia)10. Edoardo Piscopo (Italy)11. Michael Ammermuller (Germany)12. Narain Karthikayen (India)13. John Martin (Australia)14. Ho Pin Tung (China)15. Fairuz Fauzy (Malaysia)16. Adrian Zaugg (South Africa)17. Earl Bamber (New Zealand)18. Nicolas Prost (France)19. Salvador Duran (Mexico)20. Adam Carroll (Ireland)POINTS STANDINGS1. Switzerland 732. Ireland 703. Portugal 644. Netherlands 565. France 416. New Zealand 367. Malaysia 328. Australia 309. Monaco 2310. Great Britain 2011 USA 1912 South Africa 19SAinfo reporter and A1GP.comlast_img read more