Michael Schumacher: Latest health update gives hope to F1 icon’s fans

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first_img On December 29, 2013, Michael Schumacher, the legendary F1 racer was in the French alps enjoying a ski session with his son Mick. As they went off-piste, Michael met with an accident where he sustained serious head injuries. He was placed in an induced coma for the next six months. Since then, the world has gotten to know very less about, arguably, the best F1 Driver of all time.ALSO READ: Formula 1: At 1.88 seconds, this world record-breaking pit stop is nothing short of an Olympic-level featRehabilitation in LausanneMichael Schumacher’s family has kept him away from the public eye as they take his health as more of a personal matter. It is said that he has spent most of his time in his family home in Lausanne, Switzerland. A state-of-art facility has been created inside his home to tend to him and the world’s best medical professionals are appointed to his care. In 2016, it was reported that Schumacher could not walk.ALSO READ: ‘Very similar’: Ferrari chief sees shades of father in Mick SchumacherThe Legend Turns 50Before his 50th Birthday, the family passed a statement saying that – “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him”. They also launched the ‘Michael Schumacher App’ which is a digital collection of the 7-time F1 Champion’s achievements. His wife, Corinna, commented that “Michael is a fighter and will not give up”. It was reported that Michael recently watched a movie with his family and friends.ALSO READ: F1 pays tribute to stricken Schumacher on his 50th birthdayStem-Cell TherapyIt was recently revealed that Schumacher was undergoing Stem-Cell Therapy in Paris. His doctor predicted that he may be able to cry and move his thumbs. A nurse tending to Schumacher revealed that he is now conscious. Schumi’s Ferrari Manager, Jean Todt, visited him in the hospital and commented that Schumacher continues to make “good progress” and he “keeps fighting”. Schumacher’s son, Mick, is taking over his father’s legacy as he is racing Formula 2 while being on his way to his Formula 1 debut. The stem cell therapy development has given hope to Michael Schumacher’s legions of fans.ALSO READ: Michael Schumacher update: Formula 1 legend in Paris for cell therapy Written By WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Mrigank Pandey First Published: 17th September, 2019 08:23 IST COMMENT FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 17th September, 2019 10:32 IST Michael Schumacher: Latest Health Update Gives Hope To F1 Icon’s Fans On December 29 2013, Michael Schumacher, the legendary F1 racer encountered an accident which saw him sustain serious head injuries.Read more about his recovery WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Michael Schumacher update: Formula 1 legend in Paris for cell therapy 1 year ago Red tide sweeps Milan as Ferrari and Italian GP mark 90th anniversary 11 months ago Michael Schumacher regains consciousness after stem cell therapy?last_img read more

Under the Radar at UFC 238: Calvin Kattar

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first_imgThe group Calvin Kattar trains with is not officially known as the “New England MMA Syndicate,” but I’ll be damned if that isn’t a terrific name for the collection of talent from in and around Massachusetts that get together and train. If this catches on, I want royalties … or at least a shout out for creating the name.Anyway…Kattar is one of those guys no one thinks about when listing the dangerous, emerging threats in the featherweight division because he’s a quiet, unassuming guy who simply goes out there, handles his business and slides back into the shadows. A perfect illustration of this is that while he’s stationed at No. 15 in the latest UFC Fighter Rankings update (I know, I know), Shane Burgos is positioned at No. 13.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearKattar stopped Burgos 18 months ago at UFC 220 and while “Hurricane Shane” has responded with consecutive victories, including a split decision triumph over Cub Swanson at the start of last month in Ottawa, the 31-year-old from Methuen, Massachusetts has gone 1-1, dropping a decision to Renato Moicano, who sits at No. 5 in the rankings, before finishing Chris Fishgold in the first round of their meeting last October.I know rankings are subjective and flawed, but Kattar being positioned behind Burgos despite a head-to-head victory is part of what leads to guys like Kattar being overlooked and dismissed, even though he’s very much an intriguing name in the loaded 145-pound weight class.All of that could change after this weekend, of course, as Kattar will step in the cage against former title challenger and divisional stalwart Ricardo Lamas in the first of four preliminary card bouts set to air on ESPN.Although he’s just 4-4 over his last eight fights, Lamas remains a crucial cog in the featherweight machine; the kind of guy you have to beat in order to ascend to the next level of competition and establish yourself as a true factor in the division.And Kattar has the tools to be a factor.Standing five-foot-11, he has good height and a strong frame for the division, and while his reach isn’t anything special (72 inches), Kattar does a very good job of working behind a long, clean jab, making people pay for staying at range and using it to set up all the other aspects of his game.If you go back and watch his fight with Burgos, which was close through two rounds before Kattar turned up the intensity and put him away in the third, you’ll see it was the constant pressure of that jab in Burgos’ face that eventually created the opportunity for “The Boston Finisher” to crash forward and get the finish.Continuing to work alongside guys like Rob Font and Joe Lauzon is only going to help him sharpen those weapons even further, as both are polished boxers with a good understanding of the importance of a quality jab.To me, Kattar feels like one of those guys who is going to slowly and steadily work his way into the Top 10 and take up residence there for a couple years, turning back hopefuls and toppling veterans while giving the best of the best a run for their money. He was neck-and-neck with Moicano for most of their clash at UFC 223 and if that’s your only loss to date in the UFC, that’s pretty darn good.He’s like a featherweight version of Al Iaquinta — tough as nails, pretty good everywhere, but not great in any one particular realm. He’s just a well-rounded, quality competitor who has already shown an ability to thrive against solid competition in one of the most talent-rich divisions in the UFC and there is no reason to believe that will change any time soon. Beating Lamas this weekend in Chicago isn’t going to vault him into title contention or even really generate a great deal of buzz because (a) people don’t appreciate how good Lamas is either, (b) there are much bigger matchups on the card that will rightfully garner more attention and (c) there are other upstarts in the division who are much closer to being in the mix, but none of that means Kattar should be completely cast aside and forgotten about for the next several months.A win on Saturday would push his record to 4-1 in the Octagon and should be enough to carry him into a matchup with the winner of one of the other quality featherweight fights currently on the schedule. A fight with another veteran name (Jeremy Stephens?) would work as well.I know this fight isn’t sexy and there isn’t really anything that jumps off the screen about what Kattar does inside the cage. However, we just got finished talking about the importance of victories in the wake of Elias Theodorou’s release, so here’s a guy with a quality record, working his way up the ladder in one of the deepest divisions in the sport, poised for another stern test.That’s the kind of guy that everyone should be paying attention to and eager to see more from, so hopefully this gets you a little more amped up to see what Kattar brings to the table this weekend at UFC 238. Prior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in his or her division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Calvin KattarRecord: 19-3 overall; 3-1 UFCDivision: FeatherweightTeam: New England MMA Syndicatelast_img read more

Canadian-based company announces it plans to build 110-room hotel in Wellington

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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Canadian-based real estate investment trust that specializes in hotels that serve railroads said it plans to build a 110-room hotel in Wellington, it was announced in a press release sent to Kansas.com.American Hotel Income Properties REIT said the hotel will be developed with partner SunOne Developments on a two-acre site in Wellington.The hotel, Oak Tree Inn, is slated to open in September 2014 and it will include Penny’s Diner — 24 hour a day restaurant. The proposed site is across the street from the original Oak Tree Inn where Penny’s now sits. Currently, the hotel group is in negotiation with Fugate Enterprises of Wichita for the property on 1130 E. 16th Street. Fugate bought the property at auction in Nov. 2011. If that sale goes through, then the plan is to build a 110-room hotel while maintaining the 80 bed facility built in 1993, said Chris Goodman, retail manager of TR Lodging in Wichita, which is owned by AHIP.There seems to be some confusion over whether the old facility will remain open, and Goodman said it would.The Oak Tree Inn has a contract with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which constitutes greater than 80 percent of the guest rooms. Goodman said the reason for the motel expansion is because BNSF is asking for more rooms.“We are obviously excited with this news,” said Gus Collins, Wellington City Manager. “Oak Tree has developed a strong relationship with BNSF over the years that has been very positive for this community.”However, Collins said, the city is still pursuing other possible hotel developments.“We are still working on securing a hotel for general transient guests,” Collins said. “There are currently four different developers, who have expressed interest in building lodging here in Wellington.”Goodman said available lodging is for BNSF workers first, but both motels will serve the remaining open rooms for the general public.Collins said he hopes a hotel can be built in the old Warner Strip Mall lot because it is considered by many to be an eyesore. The parking lot has long been considered a hazard that has not been properly sealed over the years and allowed to deteriorate.The strip mall, once thriving, with a Crusader 6 theater, video store, Dollar General and Wellington Sears is now all but abandoned. Wellington Sears is the last tenants left and the owners recently announced they are moving to downtown Wellington (see story here). Since then, the Sears owners have now said the business move has been pushed back to the first of December.Goodman said the strip mall will be torn down pending the possible sale of property and a new parking lot will be constructed.The cost of the project was not disclosed.The hotel in Wellington is one of two AHIP is partnering with SunOne to develop according to the press release.The other is a 50-room hotel in Glendive, Montana.AHIP will provide SunOne $1.57 million in financing to develop the hotels, it said in the news release. Once they are complete, AHIP will purchase the properties for $12.35 million.Both hotels are secured by railway contracts that guarantee greater than 80 percent of the guest rooms for 10 years,” AHIP said in the release.BNSF has an operation in Wellington with more than 140 employees.AHIP, based in Vancover, has 32 hotels in the U.S. with a total of 2,564 rooms that serve railway crews under contract.Wichita-based TR Lodging Enterprises, which AHIP also owns, manages some of the AHIP’s hotels, including the one in Wellington.The search for additional hotel lodging in Wellington has been a lengthy and frustrating process for local civic leaders. Many Wellington leaders have long felt there is not enough guest lodging to accommodate the various events and business travel in the area. In 2012, Johnnie and P.J. Parmar of Derby, expressed interest in building a 64-bed hotel across from McDonalds Restaurant. That has yet to materialized but Collins said the group is still interested and is currently looking at financing.At least one development group is looking at building lodging close to the turnpike gate. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (12) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 352 weeks ago So the new hotel will have 110 rooms, but 80% are reserved? I wonder if the railroad is allowed to have more than the 80%? Does Oak Tree ever have vacancies? I wouldn’t know because it’s been YEARS since I’ve stayed in a hotel room in town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down OneinOneout · 352 weeks ago That still leaves 22 rooms if the full 80% is occupied. Typically I would assume though that the reserved percentage is met only on rare occasions. It is just to ensure that a BNSF employee is not stranded with no place to stay. Hotels often do overbook because of cancellations which is an industry standard. It is far easier to turn somebody away at maximum capacity than to not fill all of those rooms. Afterall every room that isn’t filled in a hotel every day is lost profit for an owner. I think a new bar or restaurant/bar in that area upon completion might be able to turn a profit depending on quality, price etc. The reason for the Steak House Motel/The Rock closed could of been caused by many different factors but it ultimately boils down to ownership/management. Hospitality Management is my expertise so I welcome any general questions. Report Reply 5 replies · active 351 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Scooter · 352 weeks ago Does anyone know why the railroad is needing so many additional room’s. Report Reply 2 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 352 weeks ago I know they are regularly running railroaders to Ark City and Wichita because the Oak tree is full Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 352 weeks ago I have stayed at both the Oak tree and the Steak House when it was open. The Oak tree is in need to upgrading and remodelling. Side note: When I was staying at the Oak tree, I never had a problem reserving a room, and getting it. They are only required to reserve that 80% for the railroad, so they always had the other 20% to rent out to who ever they wanted, including the railroad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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