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Felipe Massa wins 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton first to cross the finish line

Felipe Massa wins 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton first to cross the finish line

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Ferrari driver Felipe Massa won the FIA Formula One 2008 ING Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, Spa, Belgium.

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton lead the race from pole for a few laps before he spun backwards and allowed Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari to pass him. Kimi maintain the lead throughout the race until the rain fell onto the track on the final laps. The series of errors was finalized by Räikkönen, who spun off the track. This led Hamilton to a chequered flag, but then, after the race, he was penalized by 25 seconds for the incident with Räikkönen. Hamilton moved to third in the final standings.

McLaren filed a formal complaint with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Court of Appeal on Tuesday.

“We hereby confirm we have lodged notice of appeal,” McLaren’s CEO Martin Whitmarsh, told the BBC.

Nick Heidfeld thus took second place for BMW Sauber ahead of Hamilton.

Fernando Alonso came in fourth for Renault while his teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. spun off into the wall on the fourteenth lap, ending his race.

Both Sebastians, Vettel and Bourdais, did well for Toro Rosso finishing fifth and seventh from the tenth and ninth places on the starting grid respectfully. They were split by Robert Kubica (BMW), who finished sixth.

Mark Webber closed out the top eight for Red Bull-Renault.

Ferrari now leads the Championship with 12 points ahead of McLaren. Still, Lewis Hamilton retains the lead for McLaren in the drivers standings with 76 points, 2 points ahead of Felipe Massa.



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Asif Ali Zardari sworn in as President of Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari sworn in as President of Pakistan

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Asif Ali Zardari has been sworn in as the President of Pakistan. The 53-year-old Zardari took oath from Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar in Islamabad on Tuesday.

He took the oath as the twelfth President of Pakistan. On Sept. 6, Zardari, secured 479 votes from the total number of 702 votes of the electoral college consisting of two houses of the parliament and four provincial assemblies.

Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, who was fielded by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Group, received 153 votes while Senator Mushahid Hussain, a candidate from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam Group, got 43 votes.

Zardari is the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated Dec. 27, 2007. The election was called after former President Pervez Musharraf resigned last month.



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Japan Sumo Association top resigns over wrestlers\’ drug scandals

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Japan Sumo Association (JSA) Chairman Kitanoumi, age 55, resigned on September 8 over a series of cannabis (marijuana) scandals involving three wrestlers. Two of them who tested positive for cannabis were dismissed. JSA directors elected Musashigawa as new Chairman.

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Backgrounds

Kitanoumi, who once served as yokozuna grand champion (1974 – 1985), became Chairman in February, 2002. These few years there have been several scandals around Grand Sumo world, including one on death of a 17-year-old trainee apparently from violence by the stable’s master (later dismissed) and senior wrestlers. This time, one of the suspected wrestlers was belonging to Kitanoumi stable, and Kitanoumi had no choice but to accept the responsibility.

August shock

Not having its anti-doping scheme established, JSA was hit in August by a shocking affair in which a Russian wrestler Wakanohō (age 20) was arrested for possession of marijuana. JSA dismissed him shortly after. At a press conference for apologies on September 8, Wakanohō said he never smoked marijuana with his two comrades now on suspicion, Rohō (age 28, Ōtake stable) and Hakurozan (age 26, Kitanoumi stable).

Surprise check

The two wrestlers, brothers from Russia, tested positive for cannabis on September 2 at a JSA-led surprise urine check on 69 wrestlers. Chairman Kitanoumi tried to believe their denial of marijuana use, but the results of a detailed urinalysis, which was conducted by the only Japanese institution certified by the World Anti-Doping Agency, were enough for their excuses to be strongly doubted.

Punishments

On September 8, at an emergency meeting of JSA directors’ board, Chairman Kitanoumi expressed his resignation, and they concluded that Rohō and Hakurozan were to be dismissed, Rohō’s stable master Ōtake to be demoted by two ranks, and Hakurozan’s stable master Kitanoumi to resign as Chairman. This conclusion was approved by the council of JSA.

Dispute

On the previous day, Rohō’s lawyer attacked the credibility of the tests, saying secondhand smoking should not be ruled out. As to this point, some news media cited views of a JSA spokesman or of an expert who handled the initial check, both meaning that the results of the detailed urinalysis indicated the two had smoked the drug rather than they had inhaled it secondhand.

New Chairman

JSA directors’ board at the meeting elected Musashigawa, 60, to succeed to Kitanoumi. Musashigawa, now a stable master, once served as yokozuna Mienoumi.

At a press conference on September 9, new Chairman Musashigawa stated that JSA would make all the ills discharged and he would lead that with get-tough attitudes. Questioned on inviting outsiders as directors and installing doping tests, he gave an affirmative reply.

On September 14, Musashigawa apologized to fans in his opening address for Grand Sumo September Tournament, stating “All the responsibilities for the repeated disgraceful affairs are placed on Japan Sumo Association. We are very sorry, we sincerely apologize for heavily annoying and worrying all of you who love Grand Sumo.”


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Hurricane Ike gets stronger eyes on Texas

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricane Ike is now in the gulf coast area of the gulf of Mexico where it gained more strength and now all eyes are on Texas. It could turn into a category 3 hurricane when it hits. Right now it is a category 1 type hurricane after hitting Cuba. The hurricane has killed 80 people in the Caribbean region.

7,500 National Guard officers are on standby due to the storm and told people to stock up on food previsions and to batten down the hatches. One woman said she could sleep after fearing the storm. It has 85mph winds right now and is still a category 1 hurricane but could strengthen into a category 3 hurricane by landfall in Texas or wherever the hurricane lands.

The hurricane is still off of Cuba’s coast at this time but will proceed into the gulf coast and aiming for Texas. Stocks closed for oil under 104 dollars a barrel. 10,000 tourists were evacuated from Cuba near Havana. There is another Tropical depression named Lowell of Mexico‘s border. Some buildings in Havana were destroyed, mostly old buildings, and the tobacco crops were disturbed.

Forecasters claims the giant storm — nearly 600 miles wide — would send water surging up Galveston Bay and into the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s second-busiest port. Also expected to swamp neighborhoods along the seven bayous that thread through Houston.

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Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il reported to have suffered \’serious\’ stroke

Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il reported to have suffered ‘serious’ stroke

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An official portrait of Kim Jong Il.

Unnamed officials from the United States have stated that the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il may have suffered a “serious” stroke. Officials state that the rumors of his illness began to spread Tuesday after he failed to make an appearance at the nation’s 60th anniversary lent credence, an annual military parade.

“There is reason to believe Kim Jong Il has suffered a serious health setback, possibly a stroke,” said an unnamed U.S. official who also added that he may have had the stroke about two weeks ago. The official also stated that his life was not in imminent danger.

Such reports have been denied by officials, including deputy leader and ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, who told Kyodo News of Japan frankly: “there are no problems.”

Rumors of Kim’s health started to spread in August, but the official said that his failure to attend the parade is an idea of how bad his condition is. Chosun Ilbo, a newspaper in South Korea first reported in August that an unnamed diplomat in Beijing, China said Kim had collapsed on August 22. According to the BBC, a South Korean official told the Yonhap News Agency that Kim “collapsed,” while a North Korean official is quoted as saying the reports are “rubbish.” There has been no official confirmation of those reports by either the South or North Korean governments.

Kim has attended the last 10 parades for the nation’s military or other military events.



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