Italian news – Mario Sechi http://mariosechi.net/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:55:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mariosechi.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-40-120x120.png Italian news – Mario Sechi http://mariosechi.net/ 32 32 LGBTQ and Women’s Advocates Worried in Italy After Meloni Win – Action News Jax https://mariosechi.net/lgbtq-and-womens-advocates-worried-in-italy-after-meloni-win-action-news-jax/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:45:14 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/lgbtq-and-womens-advocates-worried-in-italy-after-meloni-win-action-news-jax/ ROME — (AP) — Carried away by Italian elections that are expected to see Giorgia Meloni soon form the country’s first far-right government since World War II, veterans of successful battles for civil rights, including divorce and abortion, as well as lawmakers still fighting for freedoms like same-sex marriage. Fearing that the conservative wave of […]]]>

ROME — (AP) — Carried away by Italian elections that are expected to see Giorgia Meloni soon form the country’s first far-right government since World War II, veterans of successful battles for civil rights, including divorce and abortion, as well as lawmakers still fighting for freedoms like same-sex marriage.

Fearing that the conservative wave of political sentiment that emerged in Sunday’s vote in parliament could erode hard-won civil rights, Italian women are mobilizing, holding rallies in a dozen cities on Wednesday evening to raise their voices in defense of the right to abortion.

Organizers said they feared Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party was launching “a triad of ‘God, fatherland and family,'” a reference to its political manifesto.

It could impose “rigid gender roles and give women the task of reproducing and growing a white, patriarchal, heterosexual nation,” organizers said in their announcement of the rallies against Meloni’s agenda, which would become the Italy’s first far-right prime minister. the post-war period and its first lady in this office.

Perhaps Italy’s most famous living civil rights activist, Emma Bonino, lost her Senate seat to a Rome city councilor from the Brothers of Italy, the party co-founded a decade ago by Meloni , which exalts motherhood and “traditional” families and denounces LGBTQ “lobbies.” Lavinia Munnino’s no. Campaign 1 priority was the growth of Italy’s birth rate.

Bonino told the AP by phone that she was too busy Tuesday preparing for a call for a recount in the tight race to discuss civil rights concerns. “Anyway, I’ve already said all that” in the campaign. During his campaign, Bonino expressed concerns that Meloni would make access to abortion difficult.

Italy allows abortion on demand during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or later if a woman’s health or life is in danger.

As a young woman, Bonino, now 74, spearheaded successful campaigns in the 1970s to legalize both abortion and divorce, two rights that the Vatican opposed. aggressively, which wields political influence in Italy.

Ahead of the September 25 election to parliament, Meloni said she would abide by the 1978 law but push for measures, such as economic aid, for women who choose to give birth instead of abortion.

The law allows health personnel to register as conscientious objectors so that they do not have to perform an abortion. In some regions, including one where Meloni’s party rules, the percentage of objectors is so high that women are forced to travel to other parts of Italy to get an abortion, Bonino noted.

Others defeated by right-wing candidates was Monica Cirinna, a Democratic Party lawmaker behind the passage of a 2016 law legalizing same-sex unions. Italy had been the last to resist in Western Europe this recognition, but Cirinna was thwarted in its efforts to allow adoption by same-sex couples.

Alessia Crocini, who leads the group Rainbow Families which defends the rights of LBGTQ families, called Meloni’s victory “terrible news”. Human rights activists expected it, “but when something like this materializes, it becomes real, it’s quite shocking,” she said.

“I’ve been an activist for a very long time and there are people I don’t know who write to me on Instagram, ‘I’m scared’, ‘I don’t know what to do’, ‘I’m very worried’, I want cry.'”

Crocini claimed that Meloni’s goal was “to break up the LGBTQ movement”.

Democratic Party Senator Emanuele Fiano was also beaten. The son of a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp during World War II, Fiano fought against the rise of neo-fascist political movements. Recipient of anti-Semitic threats, Fiano is escorted by the police.

Isabella Rauti, a senator from the Brothers of Italy whose late father, Pino Rauti, helped found the Italian Social Movement, a nostalgic party for fascism formed just after the end of the war, beat him in a district race of the Senate in the suburbs of Milan.

Meloni ignored a request by Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre, who is a senator for life, to remove from her party symbol the flame in the three colors of the Italian flag that belonged to the Italian Social Movement. Meloni tweeted that she was proud of her party symbol. She denounced the anti-Jewish laws of the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini.

Wednesday’s marches, taking place in cities across Italy, are being organized by civil rights groups under the banner “Ready? Furious!” They demand that the right to abortion remain in place.

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Intel Chooses Vigasio for Italian Chip Factory: Report https://mariosechi.net/intel-chooses-vigasio-for-italian-chip-factory-report/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:50:57 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/intel-chooses-vigasio-for-italian-chip-factory-report/ Alexander Koerner Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has chosen the town of Vigasio in Italy’s Veneto region, about 70 miles west of Venice, for its new multibillion-dollar chip factory in the European country, Reuters reported. The media, quoting two people Familiar with the matter, noted that the deal was reached earlier this month, but has not been publicly […]]]>

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Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has chosen the town of Vigasio in Italy’s Veneto region, about 70 miles west of Venice, for its new multibillion-dollar chip factory in the European country, Reuters reported.

The media, quoting two people Familiar with the matter, noted that the deal was reached earlier this month, but has not been publicly announced due to the country’s general election.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned earlier this year and far-right politician Giorgia Meloni won the country’s general election held over the weekend.

Vigasio was chosen because it is close to Germany, where Intel (INTC) is expected to build two factories, according to one of the sources. The other regions considered were Piedmont, Lombardy, Puglia and Sicily.

The factory is part of the semiconductor giant to plan invest $77.5 billion in Europe over the next decade.

Intel (INTC) The investment is initially worth $4.35 billion, but is expected to increase over time, the outlet added. The company said it would create 1,500 jobs and an additional 3,500 jobs for suppliers and partners.

The new factory is expected to start producing chips between 2025 and 2027 and is expected to be an advanced semiconductor packaging and assembly plant.

Last week, Bank of America lowered its estimates on AMD and Intel (INTC), indicating “further deterioration” in the consumer PC market and the removal of excess inventory.

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Harry Kane suffers a horrific wound with blood pouring from his mouth | Soccer News https://mariosechi.net/harry-kane-suffers-a-horrific-wound-with-blood-pouring-from-his-mouth-soccer-news/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 02:53:02 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/harry-kane-suffers-a-horrific-wound-with-blood-pouring-from-his-mouth-soccer-news/ England were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League on Friday after losing 1-0 to Italy at the San Siro in Milan. The match summed up England’s sluggish run to the next FIFA World Cup this year and Gareth Southgate also received an injury scare in the form of Harry Kane. The […]]]>

England were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League on Friday after losing 1-0 to Italy at the San Siro in Milan. The match summed up England’s sluggish run to the next FIFA World Cup this year and Gareth Southgate also received an injury scare in the form of Harry Kane. The Tottenham striker suffered a horrific injury after clashing with Rafael Toloi, when he tried to direct the ball towards goal. After the clash, Kane fell and screamed in agony with medics rushing to his aid and he had blood pouring from his mouth. After doctors treated him, the star striker continued playing much to his coach’s relief.

In a game that saw few chances, Italy managed to seal a 68th-minute winner with Giacomo Raspadori scoring for the hosts. England barely managed an effort and were also denied a penalty after Kane’s collision with Toloi. The visitors have scored just one goal, a penalty, in their five Nations League games before their final home game against Germany on Monday. Italy still have a chance to top the group and qualify for the qualifiers, but they will have to beat Hungary in Budapest on Monday after the leaders’ upset 1-0 win in Germany.

Italy started on a commanding note in the opening minutes, with a header from Gianluca Scamacca pushed onto the post by Nick Pope. The first half slowly turned into a battle for midfield supremacy, with both teams barely creating any concrete chances.

The cautious approach was well understood by fans and critics alike as England lost to Hungary 4-0 in the previous game in June and Italy lost 5-2 to Germany. But Italy had other plans and Raspadori’s clean finish was enough to secure a win for the home side.

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Rochelle Humes celebrates huge wedding news after Italian vows renewal – photo https://mariosechi.net/rochelle-humes-celebrates-huge-wedding-news-after-italian-vows-renewal-photo/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:15:54 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/rochelle-humes-celebrates-huge-wedding-news-after-italian-vows-renewal-photo/ September 22, 2022 – 11:15 a.m. BST Nicholas Murphy Rochelle Humes celebrated the wedding of husband Marvin Humes’ JLS teammate Aston Merrygold to Sarah Richards – see their rings. It’s been a few weeks since she said “I do” with Marvin Humes for the second time at Lake Comobut Rochelle Humeits another reason […]]]>





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It’s been a few weeks since she said “I do” with Marvin Humes for the second time at Lake Comobut Rochelle Humeits another reason to celebrate.

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Marvin’s JLS teammate Aston Merrygold has finally married his fiancée Sarah Richards after their nuptials were delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. To mark the occasion, The list of results The Rochelle star took to her Instagram Stories to share a photo of the newlyweds showing off their sparkling wedding rings.

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Sarah sported a beautiful eternity band next to her huge diamond engagement ring while resting her hand on that of her new hubby, who wore an almost identical ring on his finger. “My people…” Rochelle captioned the image, and she was among the first to comment, “Dream team”, on the original image shared by Aston on Instagram.

Meanwhile, JB Gill added, “Beaaaaaaautiful! Love this news and HERE for the flutter!! Welcome to the Team Merrygold Club”, Kimberly Wyatt wrote, “It’s About Damn Time, all the love”, and Perrie Edwards remarked, “Congratulations sweetheart!”

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Aston Merrygold married his fiancée Sarah

Aston and Sarah got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2017 and they originally planned to tie the knot in 2020.

Aston was sadly the only JLS member who failed to attend Marvin’s vow renewal with Rochelle in July 2022 due to work commitments in the musical Free from all ties.

Marvin’s JLS bandmates attended his vow renewal with Rochelle in Lake Como. Photographer: Chelsea White

“Aston was almost in tears when he told us,” Rochelle told HELLO!. “He’s getting serious FOMO [fear of missing out] the closer it is.”

His fiancée Sarah, however, joined in the celebrations alongside JB and his wife Chloe and Oritsé Williams and his fiancée Kaz Kumar. “I don’t think there was a dry eye at the ceremony,” Chloe said. “It’s such a blessing to see how far our friends have come as a couple. We’re so proud of them.”

Oritsé added, “What a beautiful thing to do. We have all been part of each other’s journeys for a long time now and these moments of togetherness and love should be cherished.”

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Results of the Italian TrialGP 2022 https://mariosechi.net/results-of-the-italian-trialgp-2022/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 18:30:50 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/results-of-the-italian-trialgp-2022/ Personal News Cycle | September 20, 2022 The 2022 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship concluded on Sunday 18 September, where Toni Bou (Repsol Honda/Montesa) was crowned Italian TrialGP Champion. Toni Bou has concluded the 2022 FIM Trial World Championship in Italy. It was his 16th consecutive title. Photos courtesy of HRC… Bou knows all about […]]]>

Personal News Cycle | September 20, 2022

The 2022 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship concluded on Sunday 18 September, where Toni Bou (Repsol Honda/Montesa) was crowned Italian TrialGP Champion.

Toni Bou has concluded the 2022 FIM Trial World Championship in Italy. It was his 16th consecutive title.

Photos courtesy of HRC…

Bou knows all about winning in Italy having, before this year, emerged 14 times in 16 starts. He was pushed back to second place on Saturday by local hero Matteo Grattarola (Beta), and while that was good enough to secure his 16th consecutive TrialGP title, everyone knows the Spanish superstar hates losing – and he has. made amends on Sunday.

With only a few changes to Saturday’s hazards – notably on sections seven and eight where very steep corners proved almost impossible for the TrialGP riders – combined with slightly warmer temperatures and less rain overnight, the scores were lower. at all levels.

Toni Bou at the 2022 Italian TrialGP

A month shy of his 36th birthday, Bou was in imperious form on Sunday in the foothills of the Italian Alps. His total of seven opening rounds gave him a one-point lead over Grattarola at the halfway point and his second-round score by just one stroke sealed another highly successful season which saw him claim seven wins and three runners. to the finishes.

Grattarola increased his score to a 15-high for a second-place finish to go along with his maiden TrialGP win on Saturday, with perennial Spaniard Adam Raga (TRRS) finishing the day third out of 24, including a time penalty.

Matteo Grattarola at the 2022 Italian TrialGP
Beta’s Matteo Grattarola was just one of the few riders able to beat Bou this year. The Italian took Saturday’s victory, eight points ahead of Bou. Grattarola finished second on Sunday.

Raga’s compatriot Jaime Busto (Vertigo) also incurred a time penalty as he finished fourth three points behind to secure a career-best second in the series.

Bou finished the season top of the Championship standings with 191 points, followed by Busto with 140 and Raga 131. Grattarola finished fourth with 126, while Marcelli Carballido completed the top five. NC

Classification of the 2022 FIM Trial World Championship

  1. Tony Bou (191)
  2. Jaime Busto (140)
  3. Adam Raga (131)
  4. Matteo Grattarola (126)
  5. Gabriel Marcelli (109)
  6. Jeroni Fajardo (108)
  7. Michael Gelabert (102)
  8. Jorge Casales (90)
  9. Aniol Gelabert (72)
  10. Benoit Bincaz (69)

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MotoGP 2022, GP of Aragon, news, results, crash, video, Jack Miller, Fabio Quartararo, standings, https://mariosechi.net/motogp-2022-gp-of-aragon-news-results-crash-video-jack-miller-fabio-quartararo-standings/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 23:44:47 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/motogp-2022-gp-of-aragon-news-results-crash-video-jack-miller-fabio-quartararo-standings/ Enea Bastianini won the MotoGP of Aragon with a final overtaking lap after chaos at the start as world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed to put a serious blow to his hopes of retaining the title. Bastianini shaded Francesco Bagnaia after a nervous duel in the final laps to deprive the Ducati factory rider of a […]]]>

Enea Bastianini won the MotoGP of Aragon with a final overtaking lap after chaos at the start as world champion Fabio Quartararo crashed to put a serious blow to his hopes of retaining the title.

Bastianini shaded Francesco Bagnaia after a nervous duel in the final laps to deprive the Ducati factory rider of a fifth consecutive victory by four tenths of a second.

With Quartararo a victim of first-lap drama, pole-sitter Bagnaia moved within 10 points of defending champion Yamaha with five races remaining.

Australian Jack Miller finished fifth, having started second.

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Italian Ducati Gresini rider Enea Bastianini celebrates after winning the Moto GP Grand Prix of Aragon at the Motorland circuit in Alcaniz on September 18, 2022. (Photo by Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP)Source: AFP

“Enea did an amazing job all weekend, he was very competitive,” said Bagnaia, who will have the race winner as a teammate next season.

“Fabio (Quartararo) was unlucky. I tried to do my best, but on the last lap I didn’t feel able to take Enea back because those 10 points are important, so I did well.

“It was a very nice race for me,” said Bastianini, riding a Ducati satellite bike. “I made a few mistakes but on the last lap I was in a position to attack this time to win. Surprising!”

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro took third place after a thrilling 15th round of the championship that saw hopes of a dream comeback for six-time world champion Marc Marquez after 112 days out turn into a nightmare.

It was Marquez’s Honda that Quartararo cut, sending the Frenchman sliding down the track as his curse of Aragon continued at the Motorland circuit where he never made it to the podium.

Seconds later, Japanese Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami also touched down, after contact again with Marquez, who was forced to retire with damage to his bike.

Marquez had dropped from 13th to sixth in the opening corners before his double crash.

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis reported his star man Quartararo escaped without serious injury.

“Obviously a very bad day for Fabio,” he said.

“The good news is that he is doing well. I just learned from the clinic that he has nothing, no serious problem, only abrasions, but he will be fine for the next race in Japan.

“Unfortunately, in the middle of the pack, he cut the rear of Marquez’s bike. Fabio is angry, upset, but from what we can see it looks like it was a racing incident.

Quartararo, whose miserable day ended with another fall from a scooter leaving the track, said: “I feel terrible. For once we had the pace to fight for a good result here, unfortunately it was not possible.

“I had a second crash. And it was pretty quick actually. Luckily I didn’t take my helmet off,” Quartararo said. [head on] with another scooter.

“I don’t have any injuries from this accident, everything I have is from the first accident. But I think the marshal is in a bit of pain.

Marquez was back for the first time since MotoGP of Italy after further surgery on the right arm he injured in 2020.

“It was really bad luck,” Marquez told motoGP.com of his disastrous first lap. “At turn three I had a moment when Fabio was very close and there was contact.

“I felt something strange going into turn five, turn 7 was ok, but on the way out the bike started to lock up and from the left side. I had a piece of Fabio’s bike attached to the mine.

On a sunny circuit, the race was preceded by a perfectly observed minute’s silence in honor of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who died last Thursday.

After the interpretation of the Spanish and Aragonese regional anthems, the umbrellas protecting the riders and the bikes from the heat went out and the lights went out with Bagnaia making a perfect getaway, avoiding all the chaos behind, to lead until this for Bastianini to make his last decisive victory. movement.

With just 17 points now separating the top three in the riders’ standings, the tense title race continues in Japan next weekend.

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F1 news: Alex Albon eyes Singapore Grand Prix return after appendicitis ordeal https://mariosechi.net/f1-news-alex-albon-eyes-singapore-grand-prix-return-after-appendicitis-ordeal/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 07:59:38 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/f1-news-alex-albon-eyes-singapore-grand-prix-return-after-appendicitis-ordeal/ Alex Albon is targeting a Singapore Grand Prix return after an appendicitis ordeal which saw the F1 star miss out on Monza after suffering respiratory failure – and he’s feeling ‘pretty good’ ahead of ‘the one of the toughest races of the season at Marina Bay Alex Albon was forced to miss the Italian GP […]]]>

Alex Albon is targeting a Singapore Grand Prix return after an appendicitis ordeal which saw the F1 star miss out on Monza after suffering respiratory failure – and he’s feeling ‘pretty good’ ahead of ‘the one of the toughest races of the season at Marina Bay

  • Alex Albon was forced to miss the Italian GP last weekend due to appendicitis
  • The Thai-British runner suffered respiratory failure after surgery
  • But now the Williams star has given a positive update regarding his health
  • The 26-year-old hopes to return for the Singapore Grand Prix in a fortnight

F1 star Alex Albon insists he is on the mend after his ordeal with appendicitis and is aiming for an immediate return to the cockpit.

After taking part in Friday practice last time out at Monza, the Williams star was forced to miss the remainder of the Italian Grand Prix weekend after being diagnosed with appendicitis before undergoing laparoscopic surgery.

But the 26-year-old later suffered further medical complications due to anesthesia issues, he suffered from respiratory failure.

The Thai-British pilot was placed on mechanical ventilation in a bid to treat him before being released on Tuesday.

Having now begun his recovery, Albon is now hoping to regain his fitness for the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks, although he admits the physically challenging nature of the circuit means he is still uncertain whether he will be able to compete. back behind the Williams car. .

Updating his health on social media, Albon said: “Hi everyone, Alex here. Just thought I’d give a little update on how I am.

‘I feel pretty good. I feel good. Obviously on Saturday I had a slight problem and the doctors did an amazing job. Very grateful that they got me healthy and released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Thai-British driver hopes to be fit in time for Singapore Grand Prix

Alex Albon aims for immediate return to F1 cockpit following health crisis

“So I’ve been in Monaco since then, I started walking around and the goal is to be ready for Singapore, which is going to be difficult.

“It’s one of the toughest races we’ve been in so it’s not easy, but let’s aim high and see what happens.”

“Just a quick message to say thank you for the kind messages that I’ve all read, as much as I can, and it means a lot.” So thank you. Hope to see you in Singapore and in peace.

Albon took part in Friday practice at the Italian Grand Prix ahead of his appendicitis event

Albon took part in Friday practice at the Italian Grand Prix ahead of his appendicitis event

The Williams star hopes to be back behind the cockpit before the Singapore GP, however.

The Williams star hopes to be back behind the cockpit before the Singapore GP, however.

If Albon cannot compete at Marina Bay, Williams would likely bring in his Monza replacement Nyck de Vries, who impressed on his F1 debut.

Speaking after the race, the former Dutch Formula E world champion said it was a “dream come true” to finally get a chance in F1 and said he hoped to be a permanent fixture in the season next.

“It was a great day for the team and although the grid penalties worked in our favour, we ended up having a great race so I’m very happy for everyone in the team and for myself. “, did he declare.

“Hopefully I’ll have a chance next year, but it’s definitely a dream come true and I’m very impressed with what we’ve done in such a short time, so I’m going to enjoy it now.”

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The historical merger of Gavasseto E Roncadella https://mariosechi.net/the-historical-merger-of-gavasseto-e-roncadella/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:17:52 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/the-historical-merger-of-gavasseto-e-roncadella/ “After a lovely visit, tasting and watching the brilliant Italian sun go down from her shop, as we were leaving – [Marisa] looked at me sternly and said “I’m waiting for you” – meaning she would be waiting for me to go back to her dairy and talk about working together. Carrie Blakeman, Managing Director […]]]>

After a lovely visit, tasting and watching the brilliant Italian sun go down from her shop, as we were leaving – [Marisa] looked at me sternly and said “I’m waiting for you” – meaning she would be waiting for me to go back to her dairy and talk about working together.

Carrie Blakeman, Managing Director of Rogers Collection, describes her first encounter with Marisa Verzelloni, master casara, or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese maker from Caseificio di Gavasseto and Roncadella in the eponymous villages a few kilometers from each other in the province of Emilia-Romagna in Italy. (When they first met, the two villages – Gavasseto and Roncadella – had separate dairies and Marisa was casara of Caseificio Roncadella). It was May 2015 and Carrie was in Parma for the Cibus International Food Exhibition, a show for the Italian food industry.

“I was at the fair all day,” says Carrie. “I got a call from a colleague who lives in Italy who said, ‘I’m coming to get you, there’s someone you should meet.'” It was, of course, Marisa. “Marisa and I had an instant connection,” says Carrie. She adds with a tone of humility, only to emphasize their connection, “Until we meet, [Marisa] never considered selling his cheese in the United States. I was looking forward to going back.

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Ymer brothers lead Sweden past Argentina in Davis Cup final https://mariosechi.net/ymer-brothers-lead-sweden-past-argentina-in-davis-cup-final/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:23:07 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/ymer-brothers-lead-sweden-past-argentina-in-davis-cup-final/ MADRID (AP) — The Ymer brothers continue to qualify for Sweden in the Davis Cup final. A year after leading the Swedes to a surprising run to the quarter-finals, Elias Ymer and Mikael Ymer got off to a good start and led their nation to victory over Argentina in the opening group stage matches tuesday. […]]]>

MADRID (AP) — The Ymer brothers continue to qualify for Sweden in the Davis Cup final.

A year after leading the Swedes to a surprising run to the quarter-finals, Elias Ymer and Mikael Ymer got off to a good start and led their nation to victory over Argentina in the opening group stage matches tuesday.

Elias Ymer beat Sebastián Báez 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4), while his younger brother Mikael Ymer then comfortably beat number 17 Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 in Group A matches in Bologna. The Argentinians scored their only point with Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos beating Andre Goransson and Elias Ymer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in doubles.

“I’m very happy because we weren’t favorites in this group with teams like Argentina, Croatia and Italy,” said Elias Ymer. “This victory is worth double.”

The Ymer brothers, Sweden’s highest-ranked players, helped Sweden succeed last year when they were one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition.

The Swedes were not yet the favorites for the opening match against 2016 Davis Cup champions Argentina. Mikael Ymer, 24, is world number 98, while Elias Ymer, 26, is ranked 119th .

Three other venues – Valencia in Spain, Hamburg in Germany and Glasgow in Scotland – are hosting group stage matches ahead of the single-site quarter-finals to be played in the southern city of Malaga in November.

In Group C in Hamburg, Alex de Minaur beat David Goffin 6-2, 6-2 to lead Australia to victory over Belgium. Minaur’s win followed Jason Kubler’s 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 triumph over Zizou Bergs.

De Minaur, 22nd, had already beaten Goffin the last time the nations met in the Davis Cup final three years ago in Madrid. Goffin had won 26 of his 30 Davis Cup singles matches in this year’s edition of the competition.

Kubler, ranked No. 97, picked up victory on his Davis Cup debut for the team managed by Lleyton Hewitt. Kubler, 29, is in the top 100 for the first time since 2018.

Australia went 3-0 after Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell beat Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 6-1, 6-3 in the final doubles match.

Germany and France are the other teams in Group C.

In Group B in Valencia, Canada took the lead against Davis Cup final newcomer South Korea after Vasek Pospisil rallied to defeat Hong Seong-Chan 4-6, 6-1 , 7-6 (5), but Soonwoo Kwon tied the game with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Félix Auger-Aliassime. In the deciding doubles, Auger-Aliassime and Pospisil defeated Song Min-Kyu and Jisung Nam 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 to give Canada the point.

In Group D in Glasgow, the Netherlands beat Kazakhstan 2-0 after Tallon Griekspoor beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 and Botic van de Zandschulp beat Alexander Bublik 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

The top two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for the quarter-finals.

New world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz arrived in Valencia on Tuesday two days after winning the US Open. Spain will make their debut on Wednesday against Serbia, who will not count on Novak Djokovic.

The United States will be without Frances Tiafoe, who lost to Alcaraz in the US Open semifinals. The Americans will be led by Taylor Fritz in Group D, which also features a Great Britain team led by Andy Murray.

Top-seeded Croatia are in Group A with an Italian side playing at home and captained by Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner, who lost to Alcaraz in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows in a five-set thriller.

Russia will not be able to defend their title from last year after being banned from international team competitions due to the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Daniel Ricciardo, 2023 contract, future, Mercedes reserve driving, Lewis Hamilton https://mariosechi.net/daniel-ricciardo-2023-contract-future-mercedes-reserve-driving-lewis-hamilton/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:39:00 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/daniel-ricciardo-2023-contract-future-mercedes-reserve-driving-lewis-hamilton/ Daniel Ricciardo’s miserable luck in F1 struck again at the Italian Grand Pix, although the Australian still delivered one of his best records of the year amid uncertainty over his future. The Australian is driverless in 2023 after being bought out of the third and final year of his McLaren contract to be replaced by […]]]>

Daniel Ricciardo’s miserable luck in F1 struck again at the Italian Grand Pix, although the Australian still delivered one of his best records of the year amid uncertainty over his future.

The Australian is driverless in 2023 after being bought out of the third and final year of his McLaren contract to be replaced by young compatriot Oscar Piastri.

There are only six races left this season for Ricciardo to showcase and improve his stocks, either for next year or for 2024 where other places are expected.

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A late oil leak at Monza torpedoed hopes of his best result since June, but Ricciardo still offered a reminder of his solid racing craft which was once considered one of the best, if not the best, in the domain.

Despite his well-known pace struggles and discomforts in the McLaren cockpit, Ricciardo managed to hold off AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly from lap one until his retirement on lap 47.

Gasly, whose AlphaTauri was faster, was close behind Ricciardo throughout the race, but the 33-year-old didn’t put a single foot under pressure, leaving Gasly frustrated.

“I’m definitely going to have nightmares of Daniel’s rear wing over the next few days,” Gasly said after the race.

“I spent I don’t know how many laps behind him, but it was a lifetime.

“I tried everything, but he didn’t make a single mistake.”

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Ricciardo started the race in fourth position due to several grid penalties for other drivers, then dropped to third after teammate Lando Norris repeatedly entered the anti-stall.

Norris eventually reclaimed most of the ground as the faster cars of Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes passed Ricciardo and Gasly.

Ricciardo’s race was firmly with the Frenchman, and he was close to finishing eighth until his car threw in the towel.

Speaking to reporters after the race, Ricciardo said he was happy with his performance until things were taken away from him.

“I had a good start obviously, I was third and I was hoping the race would end on the first lap, another podium would have been really good, but I didn’t have the pace,” Ricciardo said.

“I was trying to hang on today with Gasly and he was definitely faster so I was happy to hold him for most of the race.

“But I wish we had a little more to show.”

Ricciardo finally aligned himself with the curse of Monza. He is the third consecutive driver not to finish the Italian Grand Prix the year after winning the race, after Gasly and Leclerc.

It’s a blow that means he languishes 14th in the drivers’ standings with just 19 points to display for his 2022 campaign.

It is unclear what Ricciardo will do next year, although there are only vacancies at Williams, Alfa Romeo, Alpine and Haas.

Gasly is rumored to be the favorite at Alpine, while Nyck de Vries impressed on his F1 debut for Williams on Sunday and could link up with Alex Albon full-time next year.

That leaves Alfa Romeo and Haas, although the more likely outcome for Ricciardo is that he takes time off next year and aims for a return in 2024.

Rumor has it that the latter scenario could see him take on a reserve driver role, potentially at Mercedes with Hamilton out of contract at the end of 2023.

Ricciardo said he was open to anything, including a reserve role, but Hamilton said at the Italian Grand Prix he still had no plans to stop anytime soon.

“For years we’ve had ups and downs, with stories of retreating and stopping,” Hamilton said as he sat next to Ricciardo. “For me, I feel healthier than I’ve ever been, and I’m focusing on that a lot.

“I feel great, I love what I do and I don’t plan on quitting any time soon – sorry, mate!”

Ricciardo also jokingly dismissed the plan during a post-race show with F1.com’s Will Buxton.

During the show, Buxton joked that he would co-host the show with Ricciardo in 2023 if the Aussie took a reserve role with Mercedes.

Ricciardo replied, “Oh, I definitely don’t then!”

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