Hamilton marches in ‘really moving’ London anti-racism protest

first_imgEarlier, Hamilton had penned an article for Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper in which he said he was launching his own diversity body to attract more black youngsters into motor racing, insisting the “time for token gestures is over”.Hamilton, a powerful and influential voice, said he was teaming up with Britain’s Royal Academy of Engineering to launch The Hamilton Commission.”I’ve been fighting the stigma of racism throughout my racing career — from kids throwing things at me while karting, to being taunted by fans in black face at a 2007 Grand Prix, one of my first Formula One races,” wrote Hamilton.”Despite my success in the sport, the institutional barriers that have kept F1 highly exclusive persist. “It is not enough to point to me, or to a single new black hire, as a meaningful example of progress. Thousands of people are employed across this industry and that group needs to be more representative of society.”The research partnership wants to encourage young black people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Hamilton hopes that will then open up avenues to boost the number of minorities represented in Formula One.”The time for platitudes and token gestures is over,” he insisted.  “I was proud to be out there acknowledging and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and my black heritage. “I was also happy to see so many white supporters out there in the name of equality for all. It was really moving. I’m feeling extremely positive that change will come, but we cannot stop now. Keep pushing.”Hamilton also posted a photograph of himself holding up a Black Lives Matter sign while his T-shirt slogan said: ‘Black is a vibe’.The six-time world champion also wore a yellow scarf around his face. Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton marched in the latest anti-racism protest in London on Sunday, describing the experience as “really moving”.The 35-year-old Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, joined the protests which have become common since the death of George Floyd in the United States last month.”Went down to Hyde Park today for the peaceful protest and I was so proud to see in person so many people of all races and backgrounds supporting this movement,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Noosa beach house sells for a record $11.2m in secret deal

first_imgThis house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. .The sale price has come as a shock given the property, named ‘Noo-Jee’, at 5 Allambi Rise in exclusive Little Cove last sold for $5.75 million only three years ago, showing the appetite from interstate migrants for premium real estate in Queensland.The agents involved are refusing to comment on the sale, but it is understood the property was owned by a local Noosa resident with other property interests in the area. PAT RAFTER SELLS SUNSHINE BEACH HOME This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. The view from the deck at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. The master bedroom in the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads.The Noosa region prestige property market is on fire, with the $18 million sale earlier this year of a beachfront mansion in Sunshine Beach smashing the residential record for the entire Sunshine Coast region. BEACH HOUSE SELLS FOR RECORD This property at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for a record $18m. Picture: Paul Smith.The Webb Road absolute beachfront estate is only streets away from where tennis great Pat Rafter sold his beachfront home, with the sale price recently revealed as $15.2 million.House values across the Sunshine Coast region have outperformed the rest of the state; rising 8 per cent over the year to March, while unit values rose 5.5 per cent, according to a new report from property researcher CoreLogic. The view from the master bedroom at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. The view from the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, which has sold for $11.2m.ONE of Queensland’s most idyllic celebrity holiday haunts is abuzz with news of a record property sale in ritzy Noosa Heads.A 1950s style beach house with views to die for has sold for an eyewatering $11.2 million in an offmarket deal to a cashed-up Melbourne-based buyer. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.“If you want to be close to Hastings Street and the beach, there’s only a handful of properties to choose from.“The end game is that records will continue to be broken in Noosa because some of the best property hasn’t been released yet.” The open plan living and dining area at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Inside the house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m.Mr Reed recently sold a beachfront home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, for $10.75 million.The Allambi Rise home spans two levels, featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wet-edge pool and a large timber deck with built-in barbecue that overlooks Laguna Bay and beyond. The former home of Pat Rafter at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach, recently sold for $15.2m.Prestige agent Adrian Reed of Dowling & Neylan Real Estate in Noosa Heads said he wasn’t too surprised by the price achieved for the Little Cove home because of the demand for property in the area from southern states and expats.“We’re not shocked because we honestly believe there’s more scope to test the limits (of the market),” Mr Reed said.last_img read more

Memphis’ Penny Hardaway says his NBA background is creating ‘jealousy’ among other college coaches

first_imgHardaway responded Monday by saying he “was getting used to” being criticized.  “There’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said, via The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “I do understand that because we are NBA players and didn’t have any experience as college coaches. So, we didn’t quote, unquote, ‘Pay our dues.’ So, these college coaches and their so-called boys in the media are going to always throw jabs at us.” Related News Hardaway’s staff includes 17-year NBA veteran Mike Miller and former Raptors coach Sam Mitchell. Hardaway said some might feel threatened if they have immediate success with the Tigers.”It’s going to look like an NBA guy came back with no experience and won,” Hardaway said. “So, of course.”Maybe they look at that as arrogance or cocky, or whatever. But I work hard, and I feel like I’ve been rewarded for working hard. I do know that there’s a target on my back and on this team.” Penny Hardaway thinks other college coaches are “a little bit” jealous of his staff’s NBA background.Hardaway, the four-time All-Star in his first season at the helm of Memphis, said he thought his team could play “with anybody in the country” after its win over UCF on Sunday. His comments prompted former Houston coach Tom Penders to say Hardaway put a “target on his own back.” Dewan Hernandez leaving Miami, turning pro after NCAA rulingcenter_img Memphis’ Penny Hardaway rips Tennessee coach Rick Barnes, calls his comments ‘low class’ Hardaway also exchanged words through the media with Tennessee’s Rick Barnes in mid-December. He said the Volunteers’ coach made some “low class” comments after they beat the Tigers.Memphis improved to 13-7 with the victory over UCF. It will travel to face Tulsa on Wednesday.last_img read more