Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs Matthysse

first_imgPhilippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao poses after weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR — There was no beating around the bush for Manny Pacquiao as far as his plans against Lucas Matthysse on Sunday is concerned.Pacquiao said he doesn’t intend to go the distance with Matthysse, unlike 12 of his last 13 fights.ADVERTISEMENT “Our plan is to move side-to-side, throw a lot of punches and of course, if given a chance, finish the fight early,” said Pacquiao after the official weigh-in at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre here.The 39-year-old Pacquiao won’t force anything but he is determined to finally end his knockout drought that started in March 2010 against Antonio Margarito.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The last opponent who didn’t last long against Pacquiao was Miguel Cotto, who was stopped 55 seconds into the 12th round.The eight-division champion is gunning for his 60th win and 12th title overall against Matthysse, who is defending his WBA welterweight title for the first time.Beating the Argentine champion, however, won’t be an easy task for Pacquiao.Matthysse possesses knockout power in either hand with the record to back it up as 36 out of 39 fights have ended in KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Part of Pacquiao’s plan vs Matthysse is “to finish the fight early.” #PacquiaoMatthysse | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/tiO4pTyMBt— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 14, 2018 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ZOA-Liberia’s Commendable Initiative with Value-Added Cassava Products

first_imgOur Farm Correspondent Judoemue Kollie gave our readers a great treat yesterday when he presented on the Observer Farm Page an impressive display of packaged food products made from the versatile cassava crop.Cassava is found in many countries, especially in West Africa, and is the most important food crop besides rice. In many countries in the West African sub-region, the staple food is rice. Next to rice is cassava, a tuber which is prepared as food in a variety of ways. Cassava is first pealed, boiled and eaten just like that, either with salt, for those who cannot afford anything else, or with palm oil, fish, meat gravy or stew.The next way to prepare cassava is as dumboy, where the cassava is boiled and beaten in a wooden mortar. The dumboy is then eaten with clear water soup and a variety of meat products. Dumboy is eaten all over Liberia. But our brothers and sisters from Grand Bassa County are best known for dumboy because that is one of their favorite foods. When Madam Julia Duncan Cassell was Superintendent of Grand Bassa County (she is now Minister of Gender and Development), every year she organized what she called a “Dumboy festival” that lured hundreds of Bassonians to their county capital, Buchanan and other parts of the county, including Upper Buchanan and Edina, to join the festival and treat themselves with their most favorite bowl.Deepah is another popular cassava dish. The cassava is slashed into flat pieces and dried, then cooked with water to become a colloid and eaten with soup or a sauce.Cassava is also the most favorite source of food for the people of Nimba County. They prepare it, unlike dumboy, much thicker, and they call it gaegbah (GB) or baekpo. It is thicker than dumboy because it is prepared with less water, and eaten with bare hands. Gari or farina is another highly popular form of cassava food. The cassava is pealed, dried, grated and parched. It may be eaten with a little water, sugar and milk; or boiled and eaten with stew, such as palava sauce or okra sauce, bitter leaf or egusi. Cassava may also be fried. The Christian Baker restaurant, The Rooster, on 10th Street and Tubman Boulevard, Sinkor, sold this as “Bong fries” in the 1970s and 80s; some restaurants, such as Evelyn’s, still do.We are reflecting today on cassava in order to encourage Michael Dey and his organization ZOA-Liberia to keep up their great work in supporting local farmers in the processing and packaging of cassava into several food products. In this endeavor, they are not only demonstrating the varieties of ways cassava may be preserved, but also the many forms in which cassava can reach our tables. This is nothing short of revolutionary; and all of us, including our marketers, stores and supermarkets, should buy these products for reselling and usage in our homes, hotels and restaurants. We suggest that ZOA should engage in serious advertising of their farmers’ processed cassava foods so that the general public may become more familiar with them and know how to find and buy them. We further urge ZOA and other entrepreneurs to try processing, through bottling, canning and packaging, other Liberian foods, including orange and other citrus fruits, tomato, almond, mango (including ‘German plum’) and some of our many greens.This may be the beginning of the development of Liberia’s agro-industry, for which we have waited for generations. ZOA-Liberia has proven that we are capable of engaging in these industries; and we should give them and others every encouragement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Freezing Rain warning issued for Fort St. John and North Peace

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Fort St. John and the North Peace.  The forecast calls for freezing rain Monday morning.Here is the full warning from Environment Canada.Issued at 2015-12-07 14:06 UTC by Environment Canada:Freezing rain warning issued for:B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)- Advertisement -Current details:Freezing rain is expected or occurring. A frontal system is bringing freezing rain to Fort St. John this morning. The freezing rain will end near noon.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here.Advertisement Replies to this message will neither be read nor receive a response.Latest information is always available here: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.htmllast_img read more

Shaq files to end 4-year marriage

first_imgThe Heat did not have an immediate comment, and Shaquille O’Neal did not respond to a request for comment made through the team. According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site, O’Neal is asking his wife to provide a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities” that she had access to or obtained during the marriage. They are the parents of six children; Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002, wedding. Motorsports From news services Shaquille O’Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night. Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who is representing Shaunie O’Neal in the case. Tony Eury Jr. will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief at Hendrick Motorsports. “Tony Jr. and Dale have a successful history working together,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “They have trust in each other, which is the biggest part of the relationship between driver and crew chief.” Eury has been vocal in his desire to follow Earnhardt, who is also his cousin, to Hendrick. Earnhardt said in May he’s leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc. at the end of this season, and Eury has been trying to get out of his contract with DEI since the announcement. ETC.: J.J. Yeley will replace Tony Raines at Hall of Fame Racing. Yeley spent the past two seasons driving the No. 18 Chevrolet for Gibbs, but he’s in the final year of his contract and will be replaced by Kyle Busch in 2008. … Brad Keselowski has no lingering effects from his frightening accident at California Speedway and was cleared to race this weekend in Richmond. … Renault is set to appoint Bernard Rey as president of its Formula One team following the departure of Alain Dassas. Deaths Former Clemson basketball standout Clarke Bynum, who once helped thwart a plane hijacking, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, the school said Tuesday. He was 45. The 6-foot-7 Bynum averaged five points and two rebounds in four seasons with the Tigers from 1980-84. He was an All-Academic selection in the ACC as a senior. Bynum may be best known for subduing a man who attacked a pilot in the cockpit of a British Airways jet in December 2000. The passenger managed to grab the controls, sending the plane into two nosedives, but Bynum and other passengers burst into the cockpit and wrestled the man down, restraining him until the flight with 398 people on board could land. Bynum was awarded South Carolina’s highest honor – the Order of the Palmetto – and a presidential commendation from Clemson in 2001 for his heroism. Jurisprudence A grand jury indicted four men in the armed robbery of Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker. Two of the men had been charged previously in the robbery of another NBA player. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Antoine Larkins; Demorris Hill, 25; Phillip Allison, 28; and Gregory Reedfields, 23, broke into Walker’s Chicago home June 9 and bound Walker and a relative with duct tape. The men then made off with Walker’s Mercedes, cash and jewelry, prosecutors added. The men were indicted on one count each of armed robbery, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping ETC.: Former Florida A&M basketball coach Mike Gillespie pleaded no contest to charges of stalking a former girlfriend and was sentenced to a year of probation. The court also ordered Gillespie, who is married, to permanently stay away from the victim in the case. ETC.: Former Villanova basketball star and NBA veteran Howard Porter was trying to trade money and crack cocaine for sex with a prostitute when he was beaten to death, according to murder charges filed against Rashad Arthur Raleigh, 29, a St. Paul man. Porter, 58, died May 26, a week after he was found unconscious in a Minneapolis alley. … Florida Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving in Edmonton. Judge Michael Allen fined him $1,000 and banned him from driving for a year. Basketball Glen Davis, a second-round draft pick out of LSU, where his girth earned him the nickname “Big Baby,” signed with the Boston Celtics. He was selected 35th overall and was acquired by Boston from Seattle. Cycling Russian cyclist Vladimir Efimkin pushed ahead of the pack and held on to win the grueling fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta to take the overall lead. Efimkin took over the leader’s gold jersey from Spanish rider Oscar Freire with an overall time of 16:02:50. ETC.: The T-Mobile cycling team fired rider Lorenzo Bernucci after his positive doping test at the Tour of Germany last month. The rider tested positive for a non-amphetamine appetite suppressant. College sports Loyola Marymount’s Heather Hughes was named Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week. CVU.com honored the senior for tallying 7.80 kills while hitting .405 over the Lions’ three matches. She was also named WCC Player of the Week. Later in the day, Hughes had 28 kills and 16 digs to lead LMU to a 30-21, 27-30, 25-30, 30-20, 15-9 victory at UC Irvine. ETC.: Cal State Dominguez Hills defeated Biola, 1-0, on a goal by Yvonne Vasquez in a women’s soccer game at CSDH. JC sports Harbor dropped a 2-0 women’s soccer match to Glendale despite 10 saves by goalkeeper Yvonne Velazquez, dropping the Seahawks to 0-1-2. El Camino dropped its match, 4-2, to host Moorpark (3-0), despite goals by Stephanie Hall and Samira Yakubu. El Camino fell to 2-1-1. In a men’s game, Harbor (4-0) defeated visiting Glendale, 1-0, on a goal by Alex Guerrero off a pass from Pascual Diaz. Soccer Pat Noonan scored in the third minute of overtime to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks in a semifinal of the U.S. Open Cup in New Britain, Conn. ETC.: Carlos Ruiz scored 58 seconds into the first overtime, leading FC Dallas over the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, in the other semifinal. Abe Thompson converted a penalty kick with a minute and a half left in the second overtime period to clinch the game for Dallas. Hockey Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NHL after his plea last month of no contest to drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges. He will serve six months in a California jail at the end of next season. ETC.: Pierre Turgeon, 38, is expected to announce his retirement today. The top overall draft pick by the Buffalo Sabres in 1987, he went on to score 515 goals and 1,327 points in 1,294 career games with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado. … Nine-time All-Star center Jeremy Roenick signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks, postponing retirement for another shot at a Stanley Cup. … The Predators signed forward Josh Langfeld to a one-year deal. Olympics Pyeongchang declared its intention to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, a third consecutive attempt after the South Korean city narrowly lost two previous bids. Pyeongchang, 110 miles northeast of Seoul, lost the 2014 Games to Russia’s Sochi by four votes in July. Four years ago, Canada’s Vancouver won the 2010 Games after beating Pyongyang by three votes. Track and field Olympic bronze medalist Naman Keita of France had “abnormal” results on an anti-doping test during the track and field world championships, anti-doping officials said. “We are not at the point of a positive result,” an official from the anti-doping department of the sport’s world governing body told The Associated Press. “There is an abnormal result.” The official said Keita had been asked to provide documents to explain the result.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL CHILD RAPE SUSPECT FREED ON BAIL DESPITE OBJECTIONS

first_imgA MAN facing three child rape allegations in Co Donegal has been bailed in the North – despite objections from the authorities here.Roy David Cochrane, 42, from Loughmuck Road in Omagh, appeared in court in Belfast on the foot of extradition warrants.Cochrane denies all three charges and was bailed to appear again in court on January 18th to answer the charges. Lawyers representing the Irish Director of Public Prosecutions objected to bail, saying Cochrane had showed a reluctance to return to Donegal to face the charges. They also expressed fears that he would flee.A lawyer for Mr Cochrane said he strenuously denied the charges and had made strenuous efforts to deal with the matters against him.Judge David McFarland freed the Omagh man on £1,000 bail and ordered him to stay in the North and surrender his passport.DONEGAL CHILD RAPE SUSPECT FREED ON BAIL DESPITE OBJECTIONS was last modified: January 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL CHILD RAPE SUSPECT FREED ON BAIL DESPITE OBJECTIONSlast_img read more

Antelope Valley election update

first_imgPALMDALE Assemblywoman Sharon Runner appeared to be beating Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford’s primary challenge to her re-election in early returns Tuesday night. Ledford challenged Runner for the Republican nomination for the 36th District seat, in which Runner is finishing her second term representing the Antelope and Victor valleys. The Republican primary winner will face Palmdale School District trustee Bo Bynum, a Democrat, in November. In the Democratic primary race for the 43rd District seat being vacated by Assembly majority leader Dario Frommer, Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian was ahead of Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero. The winner will face Republican Michael Agbaba and Libertarian Steve Myers, the only candidates for their parties’ nominations. Frommer, a Glendale Democrat who has been the area’s assemblyman since 2000, is leaving office because he has served the three terms allowed under California law. In the southwest San Fernando Valley, the 41st District seat is being vacated by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, who has also served the maximum three terms. Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman was leading a five-person field for the Democratic district nomination. Tony Dolz was ahead of Adriana Van Hemert for the Republican nomination. In the 39th Assembly District, state Sen. Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, is the only candidate from any party. He is termed-out of his state senate office and will fill the seat held by Assemblywoman Cindy Monta?ez, D-San Fernando, who is running for Alarcon’s Senate seat. In the 38th Assembly District representing Santa Clarita and the northern San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita City Councilman Cameron Smythe was ahead for the Republican nomination and Lyn Shaw was ahead among Democrats. The 38th District seat is being vacated by Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, who has served three terms. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

INJURY BLOW! Swansea striker suffers broken arm on cycling holiday

first_img The 32-year-old Spaniard is not expected to require surgery on his arm 1 Swansea City have announced striker Fernando Llorente has suffered a broken arm but remain optimistic he will be fit for the start of the Premier League season.The 32-year-old Spaniard injured his arm while cycling on a family holiday and is not expected to require surgery on his arm.A statement on the club’s official website said: “The club remain optimistic that he will be available for selection for the first game of the Premier League season against Southampton on Saturday, August 12.”last_img

GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB SEEKING TO RECRUIT NEW LADIES MANAGER FOR 2016 CAMPAIGN

first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News:CLUB LOTTO The thirty-fifth Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 21st of September at the clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14, and 19.  There was no jackpot winner.  Five people matched three of the numbers drawn.  They were: Pauline Doherty, Pauric Brennan, Paul Keys, P McShane and P Melaugh.  Each received €20.Next week’s jackpot is €2100.LADIES COUNTY BOARD DELEGATEThe Club has been without a Ladies County Board Delegate for some time now.  As a result, the Club has been incurring ongoing fines due to non-attendance at Ladies County Board meetings. The Club would appeal to anyone within the parish with an interest in Ladies Football to put their name forward for this position.  The role is one of the less demanding Committee Positions within the Club in that the role holder is required to attend a single Ladies County Board meeting each month.Anyone interested in taking up the role can speak with Club Chairman John McDermott on 0872106832.  The future of Ladies football within the parish is at stake if the role is not filled soon.LADIES SENIOR TEAM MANAGERThe Club is currently seeking a Ladies Senior Team Manager for the 2016 season.  Application forms for the role can be obtained from Club Chairman John McDermott or Club Secretary Danielle Devine.  John can be contacted on 0872106832, while Danielle Devine can be contacted at secretary.stpatrickslifford.donegal@gaa.ie.GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG GAA CLUB SEEKING TO RECRUIT NEW LADIES MANAGER FOR 2016 CAMPAIGN was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

DONEGAL TEACHER TO GET HER FIRST TASTE OF LITERARY LIFE

first_imgA former Donegal school teacher is to launch her first ever book Anne Gallagher (formerly Kilmacrennan National School) living in Church Hill and hails from Carrigart, has written & published her first book “Mary of Mevagh”.Anne has extend an invitation to everyone to the launch of her book this Thursday night 16th August at 8pm in the Beach Hotel Downings. As well as launching her book she has organised music & dancing, it promises to be a great night.Anne will donate all of the proceeds of her book to the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association.A Sneak Preview  of Mary of MevaghMary was born and grew up in one of the most beautiful scenic parishes in Ireland. She received a calling in her early twenties to improve the health and well being of the mothers and children of the parish. She travelled from Mulroy Pier to Glasgow where she trained as a midwife. She returned home and was appointed to her native parish as one of the first midwives in Ireland.As she travelled mainly by foot she was a familiar sight. Everyone knew Mary Boyde and likewise she could greet every person by his for her first name. She uplifted the spirits of all those she nursed being sometimes absent from her home by weeks.Lest she and others who cared for the people of the Parish of Mevagh in the first half of the last century be forgotton let’s remember them with love.DONEGAL TEACHER TO GET HER FIRST TASTE OF LITERARY LIFE was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANN GALLAGHERBOOK LAUNCHEDMARY OF MEVAGHlast_img read more

Wheldon enjoying magic run

first_imgFONTANA – Dan Wheldon arrives in town today for Sunday’s Toyota Indy 400 with the knowledge he already has posted the greatest season in Indy Racing League history. His 2005 achievements are outstanding: He was fourth in his first IRL race at Fontana in 2003 and was third a year ago. And he likes the two-mile superspeedway. “I love the place, I really do. I think it’s a great track,” Wheldon said. “The thing to me that makes California so good is it’s very, very fast. It’s one of the fastest racetracks that we go to. That’s what it seems to me that the people that come to watch a race love to see. They love to see fast cars running close together. You get that. “But from a pure driver’s perspective, you can run close, but if your car is a little bit off, you can actually break away from that car. It’s one that does reward a very fast race car, but it’s also got to be good handling.” While Wheldon won’t be worried about points, his Andretti Green Racing teammates most definitely will be. Tony Kanaan, the 2004 champion, is battling Marlboro Team Penke driver Sam Hornish Jr. for second, while AGR’s Dario Franchitti is vying with Helio Castroneves and Scott Sharp for fourth. According to Wheldon, those races-within-the-race will make for an entertaining day. “I think everybody’s going to be going for broke,” said Wheldon, who admitted to his agents listening to offers from teams in other disciplines. “It’s the kind of track that encourages that to happen because it’s so wide and so big that it can allow for very, very close racing. We don’t really get disturbed by dirty air too much around that. Indianapolis 500 winnerIndyCarSeries championA record six victories, which has vaulted him to second on the all-time IndyCar win list If he were in his native England, he would be wearing a crown. Actually, he’ll get one Sunday night after the race with the official ceremony. And, with a finish of 11th or better in the season-finale, Wheldon will score more points in one season than any other driver in the eight-year history of the open-wheel series. That’s almost a given considering his track record at Fontana. center_img “It’s going to be really, really tight. I think you’re going to see a lot of people driving very, very aggressively.” That’s the way he opened the IRL season, winning four of the first five races. Soon thereafter, the rest of the series caught up. “I think you got to remember we definitely started out the season very, very strong, there’s no doubt about it. There’s the eventuality that you’re going to stop winning,” he said. “You’d be undermining and somewhat disrespecting how good the competition is in the series. “I would certainly say having a midseason slump would not be the case because I think we were still strong, we were still competing for wins. We perhaps had a little conservative strategy. I would put that one down to the competition level of the series, people just being out-and-out quicker than us.” However, the win at Indy was enough to fuel the season, and maybe a career. “Every Indy 500 is remembered for different things. Every year a driver wins that is hugely talented, in my opinion,” Wheldon said, speaking of the past. “There’s always somebody good that wins that race. I can’t think of anybody that’s kind of lucked into it. There’s always been somebody that’s been very, very talented. That’s what makes the race so special. “The Indianapolis 500 to me is unbelievable. It certainly raised my profile in England. Just for me having achieved that win is special.” Even though Danica Patrick, the rookie who became the first woman to lead the famous race, might have stole some of his thunder. “I think it’s made me more publicized by the fact I’ve not been publicized, if you can have that,” he said. “It really doesn’t affect me. I mean, the biggest thing for me, having won the Indianapolis 500, was the self-satisfaction. I’ve said it a million times, but it really is, that race is such a big deal to me that that stuff really doesn’t matter. It was just in the beginning of the whole Danica-mania thing. That’s going to happen. “I would just like to be remembered for being a highly talented race car driver. I keep trying every race to improve to make myself better. If when I retire I can be remembered as a bad-ass race car driver that won a lot, that’s all that matters to me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more