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REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File PhotoItaly aims to spur total investments of more than one billion euros ($1.22 billion) to build an electric car battery factory with car maker Stellantis (STLA.MI) expected to play a leading role, three government sources told Reuters. But it is confident this could trigger further investments from industrial and financial partners to bring the total to more than one billion euros, the sources said. The document targets some 1.8 billion euros in funding by that date though one ministry source said this was unlikely. Stellantis, the world's fourth largest carmaker, currently has two gigafactory projects in Europe, in France and in Germany, with overall investments of 5 billion euros. read more"There's a lot of competition... we'll have to offer a strong strategy and a credible team," the ministry source said.
Persons: Gonzalo Fuentes, Stellantis, Roberto Cingolani Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Funds, Fiat Chrysler, PSA, Energy, ACC, Thomson Locations: Saint, Yvelines, Paris, France, Italy, Brussels, Rome, Europe, Germany, United States, Spain
U.S. conservatives stake claim to climate activism with Miami rally
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Backer, an avid skier and hiker, began organizing ACC while a college freshman when Donald Trump, who said climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese, became president. Environmentalists accuse Backer's group of obstructing the aggressive climate action they say is needed to save the planet by proposing half-measure market-based solutions instead. TAKING ACTION NOWCritics say the incremental efforts of conservative groups like ACC could delay progress on the urgent steps needed to curb climate change. "We have the technology to fight climate change today. But for now staunch Republican support for the drilling and mining industries still looms over conservative efforts on climate.
Persons: Hurricane Irma, Carlos Barria, Timothy Gardner, Benji Backer, Backer, Donald Trump, Backer's, Joe Biden's, Julie McNamara, Carla Staver, Jerry Taylor, Carlos Giménez, Maria Salazar, Taylor, Richard Valdmanis, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, American Conservation Coalition, ACC, Republican Party, Democratic, ACTION, Union of Concerned, Yale Institute, Biospheric, Niskanen, Republican, Miami, Thomson Locations: Miami's, Florida, U.S, Miami, Union
Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has tallied an NCAA-record 1,170 wins, will retire after this upcoming season, two sources familiar with the situation told NBC News on Wednesday. The 74-year-old, known throughout college basketball as "Coach K," will hang up the whistle following the 2021-22 season. Since taking over in Durham, North Carolina in 1980, he's led the Blue Devils to 97 NCAA Tournament wins, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC titles and five national championships. Neither Krzyzewski nor Duke University responded to a request for comment. This is a developing story, please refresh here for updates.
Persons: Mike Krzyzewski, he's, Jeff Goodman Organizations: Duke University men's, NBC News, Blue Devils, ACC, Duke University Locations: Durham , North Carolina
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Persons: Albert Tercero Dr, Gagneur, Tamerius, shaming —, we’ve, ake, ou w, ovid, rie, nate, , valen, ted, and I’m f, ou fe, abou, en wo, orr, ike, u once, aut, ady to lear, Gagne, was de, tig, Tam, ory, ove, ott, stu, G, G agn, G agne, cate, sid, Sor, rall, T, lem, ameri, gero, ince, ning, nin, amer, cy Organizations: University of Sherbrooke, Smart, Research, acc, ust, e!, icl, ntr Locations: bou, ely, Yeah,, Tam
Taylor Bye skillfully belly landed her A-10 with landing gear up and no cockpit canopy last April. The US Air Force pilot who skillfully belly-landed her plane with the landing gear up and the cockpit canopy ripped off will become the first woman A-10 pilot to receive a coveted aviation award, an Air Force official told Insider. That award is not the only award Bye will be receiving for her actions, Insider learned. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Perkinson"She will later be presented the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy," Moody Air Force Base spokesman Master Sgt. Bye's A-10C on the runway after making an emergency landing at Moody Air Force Base, April 7, 2020.
Persons: Taylor, Koren Kolligian Jr, Mark Kelly, Rachel Perkinson, Daryl Knee, Ripley Woodard, Woodward, Andrea Jenkins, Bye, Brett DeVries, DeVries Organizations: Air Combat Command, Air Force's, US Air Force, Air Force, 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Bye, ACC, Michigan Air National Guard, 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base Locations: Georgia
The so-called "KHive" is Vice President Kamala Harris' fiercely loyal online fan group. "I think I missed your apology to the Vice President," one person commented on her tweet. "She broke so many barriers as a Black, South Asian woman," KHive member Lecia Michelle from New Orleans told Insider. The 31-year-old attorney became a supporter of the vice president in 2009 when he attended Howard University, Harris's alma mater. Berry told Insider.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Harris, Laura Italiano, shouldn't, Italiano, — Harris, Lecia Michelle, Zers, Biden, — jen, 😷🧼 💛🐝, vic, mee, roo, Eli z, ove, er who, tim e, Don, bec Organizations: New York, New Orleans, Twitter, Uni, cri, acc, Ang Locations: South, New, Washington
Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Jacksonville Jaguars selected quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio, as fans were welcomed back to the event a year after COVID-19 forced it to go a virtual format. The 21-year-old Lawrence, who finished as runner-up in voting for the Heisman Trophy awarded to college football's most outstanding player, was the consensus top pick for the struggling Jaguars, which went 1-and-15 last season. The other two top quarterback prospects - Justin Fields and Mac Jones - were selected 11th, by the Philadelphia Eagles, and 15th by the New England Patriots, respectively. The NFL Draft continues on Friday.
Persons: Roger Goodell, Trevor Lawrence, Kirby Lee, Lawrence, I'm, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, Jones, Thursday's, Goodell egged Organizations: Clemson, Jacksonville Jaguars, First Energy, USA, NFL, Heisman, Jaguars, ACC, New York Jets, BYU, San Francisco 49ers, North Dakota State, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, University of Alabama, University of Miami, Thomson Locations: Cleveland , Ohio, USA, University, Cleveland
Apple logo is seen on the Apple store at The Marche Saint Germain in Paris, France July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesAustralia's competition watchdog said on Wednesday regulation may be required to address the significant market power app stores owned by Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have if they do not take steps to assuage concerns. The global dominance of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store has been criticised by some app makers for mandatory revenue sharing payments and strict inclusive rules by both companies. "There is a window of opportunity for Apple and Google themselves to take steps to improve outcomes for app developers and consumers." Sims said the ACC would look at changes of laws in other countries and other proposals, but "regulation may be required if Apple and Google fail to take steps to address the concerns identified."
Persons: Marche Saint, Gonzalo Fuentes Australia's, Rod Sims, Sims Organizations: Apple, Marche, Marche Saint Germain, REUTERS, Google, Australian Competition, Consumer Commission, ACCC, ACC, Thomson Locations: Paris, France
(CNN) As Maya Gabeira carves a white ripple across the face of a 73-foot wave, two thoughts flash through her mind. "It felt super, super, super fast," Brazilian big-wave surfer Gabeira tells CNN Sport as she recalls the sensations of riding that wave. The accident occurred when Gabeira came off what was at that point the biggest wave she had ever surfed. "As a result, judging had to span the entire history of the sport, evaluating all potential world record rides up until that point ... Measuring the world's biggest waves is a complicated process.
Persons: Gabeira, bea, bec, lev, Lau, Naz, nic, hal, Lea, Gui, tim e, les and, jud, dou Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, acc, unc, eas, abl
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said. Given Major League Baseball’s history, it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the league take such a principled stand. Given Major League Baseball’s history, it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the league take such a principled stand. Besides, two days before MLB’s decision, President Joe Biden said he would endorse moving the All-Star Game. Perhaps it will go to Los Angeles, where the 2020 All-Star Game would have been played if not for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Persons: Brian Kemp, Rob Manfred, , George Floyd, Jackie Robinson’s, Frank Robinson, Kim Ng, Ng, Derek Jeter, Styrofoam, Magic Johnson, Dusty Baker, Bos, lea, ona to, Ch, bec Organizations: Major League Baseball, MLB, Republican, “ Major League Baseball, League, Black, Brooklyn Dodgers, Negro Leagues, Miami Marlins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Gatorade, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, mlb, Sox, tw, NFL, acc, , fai Locations: Atlanta, Minneapolis, Cleveland, American
The huge Ever Given container ship has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday. The Ever Given, the massive container ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal, has been wedged in place since Tuesday morning. The Ever Green with its bow stuck in the wall of the Suez Canal. The internet has its sayThe spectacle of the stuck ship has attracted onlookers beyond the shipping trade, and soon became memeified. Shipping companies get tangled up in the delayIn a statement to Insider Wednesday, Danish shipping company Maersk called the Suez Canal is a "crucial" shipping lane.
Persons: Sue z, stu, e s. A, Sue, El Organizations: Authority, AP, Yantian District of, Maersk, Twitter, acc, Uni, ann, unt Locations: Suez, Panamanian, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Yantian District, Yantian District of China, Denver
UPDATE 1-Atlantia investors approve demerger of motorway assets
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Atlantia said in a statement the spin-off was backed by shareholders representing 99.7% of the share capital present at the meeting. Atlantia, controlled by Italy’s Benetton family, is in the crosshairs since the 2018 deadly bridge collapse. The Italian government has threatened to strip Autostrade of its lucrative motorway concession, putting the future of the unit in doubt. In parallel, Atlantia is pressing on with an alternative plan to relinquish control of Autostrade through the demerger approved on Friday and a proposed listing. Atlantia would then transfer the remaining 55% stake in Autostrade to ACC and receive in return ACC shares.
Persons: Jan, Atlantia, Italy’s Benetton, Cassa, Francesca Landini, Giulia Segreti, Louise Heavens Organizations: ACC Locations: MILAN, Atlantia, Italian, Autostrade, Milan
(CNN) The discovery of important new coronavirus variants in the UK and South Africa began with a bet of a bottle of wine. Tulio de Oliveira, a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and his team identified a coronavirus variant there. That day, Rambaut tweeted : "The hint to look for N501Y came from @Tuliodna who was tracking this mutation in South Africa." These variants were found in South Africa and the UK, but it's not clear where they began. Watching other countries, like the UK and South Africa, excel at genomic sequencing can be hard, Bedford said.
Persons: Tulio de Oliveira, de Oliveira, De Oliveira, Susan Engelbrecht, she'd, Andrew Rambaut, Rambaut, N501Y, Andrew Rambaut 🦠🧬, ong, lea, ari, abou, pati, G Organizations: CNN, South, University of KwaZulu, Network for Genomic Surveillance, Nelson, World Health Organization, University of Edinburgh, ust, acc, rit Locations: South Africa, Eastern Cape, Covid, Natal, Durban, KwaZulu, Stellenbosch, South, Nelson Mandela, England
John Wolford might finally be able to delete his LinkedIn profile after the NFL player made an historic debut as the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The former Wake Forest quarterback was undrafted and embarking on a career in finance — until the Jets called, that is. With that game, Wolford made history as the first-ever quarterback to make his first career start in a team's final game of the season with the playoffs on the line. Now, Wolford's initial success as the Rams' quarterback might even lead to another career first: a start in a playoff game. For now, though, Wolford's LinkedIn profile lists him as a "Professional Athlete" and "Quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams."
Persons: John Wolford, he's, Wolford, he'd, Jared Goff, Goff, Sean McVay, he'll, I'm, Tom Brady, Javon Kinlaw Organizations: NFL, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Los, Wake Forest, Jets, ACC, North Carolina, Teall, New York Jets, Teall Capital, Alliance of American Football, Arizona, Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Cardinals, ESPN Locations: Los Angeles, North Carolina, Wolford, Seattle
… And today it's basically, in a very subtle way, one of the biggest Miley stan accounts on Twitter,” De Sousa told NBC News. On Twitter, stan accounts like De Sousa’s are prolific, acting as unofficial publicists, de facto PR teams and crowdsourced gossip columns for the stars they follow. They also credited the pandemic with pushing people online, where they were more likely to encounter stan accounts. 🥰 — ♏️ (@dianafrompluto) June 12, 2020As the election approached, stan accounts used their platforms to advocate for certain candidates. But stan culture itself has long wrestled with toxic and problematic behaviors, which include racism, appropriation of Black culture and bullying.
Persons: Lorian De Sousa, De Sousa, Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Miley stan, ” De Sousa, Miley, Hannah, zvG7LJrr22, hannah, De, uOcIGfQkxJ, Stan, , stans, Gaga stans, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj stans, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Swifties, George Floyd, I'm, , , Nicole Santero, Donald Trump, Santero, hank y, ake, lon, tim e . K, tim, o. Th Organizations: Twitter, Disney, NBC, BTS, Little Monsters, Rihanna Navy, British Vogue, University of Nevada, BTS Army, Hit Entertainment, ici, Doj, acc Locations: France, United States, U.S, British, Paris, Korean, Las Vegas
ESPN pays the NCAA $500 million through 2024 for the rights to televise championships for 24 sports, including women’s basketball. College basketball has been a really bad product so far. College basketball players are not being paid. The bubbles will also allow the NCAA to reduce costs since games will be played in only two venues. So should college basketball.
Persons: Mike Krzyzewski, Krzyzewski, , ” Krzyzewski, K, , Nate Oats, hadn’t, Famer Rick Pitino, “ You’re, ” Pitino, Xavier, they’ve, K’s, aren’t, Oats, Alex Azar, Larry Fitzgerald, Kimberley, Martin, mfQuOqJZBE, Fitzgerald Organizations: National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, CBS, Turner Sports, ESPN, Duke University, Notre Dame, Devils, Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC, Southeastern Conference, SEC, Duke, Big, Fame, Famer, New York’s Iona College, College, Baylor University, Bears, The DePaul University, DePaul, Human Services, Ivy League, Institute for Diversity, National Football League, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants Locations: Notre, U.S, Illinois, ” Alabama, Covid, Alabama, Indianapolis, San Antonio, America
With Covid-19 linked to heart muscle inflammation known as myocarditis, doctors are concerned about patients returning to physical activity safely. Exercising with myocarditis can lead to irregular heartbeats and sudden cardiac death, a well-documented worry with athletes. Cardiac injury is quite common and prevalent among sicker patients who are hospitalized with Covid-19 infection. Heart risk unclear in milder Covid casesOverall, the recommendations endorse physician consultations and heart screenings — using electrocardiograms, echocardiograms and troponin blood tests — for athletes who had moderate to severe Covid-19. “We still don’t know the prevalence of cardiac injury in athletes or other individuals who are either asymptomatic or who have only mild Covid-19 symptoms,” Kim said.
Persons: myocarditis, who’ve, Carrie Jaworski, , isn't, Jonathan Kim, they’ve, ” Kim Organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, American College of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta Falcons, Braves, ACC, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Chicago, Atlanta, Germany
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s antitrust body on Wednesday conducted raids at offices of UltraTech Cement and two subsidiaries of the world’s largest cement maker LafargeHolcim, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. Searches were also conducted at Indian company Shree Cement Ltd, a third source said. None of the Indian cement companies responded to Reuters requests for a comment. India’s commerce minister Piyush Goyal last year told parliament the CCI was examining complaints of cartelisation by cement companies. In 2012, the CCI imposed a total penalty of $1.1 billion on several cement companies for colluding to under-use their plants and create an artificial shortage of cement.
Persons: Piyush Goyal, Rudresh Singh, ” Singh Organizations: UltraTech Cement, ACC, Competition Commission of India, Shree Cement Ltd, India Brand Equity Foundation, L Partners, Carlsberg Locations: DELHI, Mumbai, India, COVID
And in the end, the event was not even held in New York State. The West Texas city of 250,000 has had a daily average of 382 new coronavirus cases in the past seven days, according to a New York Times database. The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the state’s unemployment system. A volunteer having blood taken in the Oxford Vaccine Group’s coronavirus vaccine trials in Oxford, England. Credit... Martin Divisek/EPA, via Shutterstock The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyday life, isolated people from friends and family, and spawned an economic crisis.
Persons: Anthony S, Trump, Biden, Peter Pereira, Tilton, Chris Sununu, , Margaret LaBrecque, LaBrecque, , Larry Chang, “ We’re, Dr, Chang, “ Will, ” — Giulia McDonnell Nieto, Sarah Palin, Andrew M, Cuomo, Commie, Pa, Tim, Tim e, ord, sid e, Fa, ann, Wes, Tex, 000 has, bea, bec, use the, Dru, pai, Wil, tim e, tim, lim, ann o, liv, rnors and, Asa, dou, hou, lev e, stu, Da, Ev, eno, stu d, ul, Sen, Hou, — o, sid, s of, ove, Mc, bil, lia, ada, Al, ” — Organizations: Atlantic, Associated Press, The New Hampshire Veterans Home, New Hampshire Veterans Home, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, ” — Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, The New York Young Republican Club, New York Young Republican Club, Caldwell, Twitter, Liberty State Park, NBC, acc e, Uni, saf, eff, dea, pla, P, acc, unt Locations: U.S, Bedford ,, New Hampshire, States, The, Maine , Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Cumberland, Md, East Coast, Alaska, Manhattan, New York State, Hudson, Maritime, Liberty State, New York, St, “I, hol
“Where Is Our Love Song,” by Stevie Wonder, featuring Gary Clark Jr.Stevie Wonder announced this month that he was releasing two new songs, “Can’t Put It in the Hands of Fate” and “Where Is Our Love Song,” via his new record label, So What the Fuss Music, which is marketed and distributed by Republic Records/Universal Music Group. The latter track longs for hope and peace, featuring acclaimed Texan blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and a soulful harmonica solo from Wonder himself. All of Wonder’s record royalties from “Where Is Our Love Song” will be donated to the non-profit Feeding America. acc“Show Them the Way,”...
Persons: Stevie Wonder, Gary Clark Jr, , Wonder Organizations: Republic Records, Universal Music Group, America, acc Locations:
“Where Is Our Love Song,” by Stevie Wonder, featuring Gary Clark Jr.Stevie Wonder announced this month that he was releasing two new songs, “Can’t Put It in the Hands of Fate” and “Where Is Our Love Song,” via his new record label, So What the Fuss Music, which is marketed and distributed by Republic Records/Universal Music Group. The latter track longs for hope and peace, featuring acclaimed Texan blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and a soulful harmonica solo from Wonder himself. All of Wonder’s record royalties from “Where Is Our Love Song” will be donated to the non-profit Feeding America. acc“Show Them the Way,”...
Persons: Stevie Wonder, Gary Clark Jr, , Wonder Organizations: Republic Records, Universal Music Group, America, acc Locations:
(CNN) Clemson Tigers starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on college football's No. 1 team and seen as the likely top pick of the 2021 NFL draft should he leave college early -- has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not play in Saturday's game against Boston College. "Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement Thursday. "He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week's game against Boston College. Following Swinney's statement, Lawrence, a junior, released his own statement on Twitter"I have tested positive for COVID-19, and my symptoms have been relatively mild while I'm following the protocol from Clemson and the ACC," Lawrence said.
Persons: Trevor Lawrence, Trevor, Dabo Swinney, Lawrence Organizations: CNN, Clemson Tigers, Boston College, Clemson, . Go Tigers, ACC, Atlantic Coast Conference, Clemson Tigers, Twitter
What a shot! 24 amazing sports photos
  + stars: | 2020-03-16 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
St. Louis' Sammy Blais, left, checks Chicago's Nick Seeler during an NHL game in Chicago on Sunday, March 8. Lucas Uebel/Getty ImagesJohn Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, announces the cancellation of the ACC basketball tournament on Thursday, March 12. Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesLiverpool's Sadio Mane attempts a bicycle kick during a Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, March 11. Rick Osentoski/USA Today SportsValencia and Atalanta play a Champions League match in an empty stadium in Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday, March 10. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty ImagesTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reaches back but is unable save a goal during a Champions League match in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday, March 10.
Persons: Louis, Sammy Blais, Nick Seeler, Mike Dinovo, John Locher, Mohamed Haouas, Scotland's Jamie Ritchie, Haouas, David Rogers, Alianz Lima, Gustavo Garello, Nozomi Okuhara, Shi Tang, Sao, Lucas Uebel, John Swofford, Ben McKeown, Harry Cobden, Dan Mullan, Chante Stonewall, Camryn Taylor, Nam, Shawn Hubbard, Ryan Cordell, Rich Schultz, Sadio Mane, Phil Noble, Charlie Marquez, Patrick Smith, Cody Casper, Kevin C, Cox, Tampa Bay's Ryan McDonagh, Robby Fabbri, Rick Osentoski, Emilio Morenatti, Olivia Nelson, Ododa, Jessica Hill, Joe Klamar, Marc Goldstein, Mike Hewitt, Gremio's Luciano, Internacional's, Alain Jocard, Hugo Lloris, Alex Grimm, Eleanor Brown of, Mia, Rae Clifford, Daniel Pockett, John Locher, Dan Mullan/Getty Images DePaul, Patrick Smith/Getty Images Cody Casper, Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Tampa Bay's Ryan McDonagh, Mike Hewitt, Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Organizations: NHL, Sunday, USA, Sports Oregon, Six Nations rugby, Getty, Peruvian, Alianz, Argentina's Racing, Copa Libertadores, England, Badminton, Gremio, Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC, DePaul, Big, DC Defenders, XFL, New York Mets, League, Atletico Madrid, Wednesday, Tampa, Sports Valencia, Atalanta, Huskies, American Athletic Conference's, Western Bulldogs, Fremantle Dockers, Australian Football League, March 8, Scotland, Brazil, on Sunday, March 15, England, Sunday, Florida, Georgia, France, Germany Locations: Chicago, Edinburgh, Scotland, Buenos Aires, Porte Alegre, Brazil, Cheltenham, England, Marquette, Port St, Lucie , Florida, Laurel Park, Duluth , Georgia, Detroit, Valencia, Spain, Austria, AFP, Fontwell, Porto Alegre, Nice, France, Paris, Leipzig, Germany, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Detroit, Valencia, Fontwell, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Nice
Vendee Globe: 'People think we're crazy,' says Alex Thomson
  + stars: | 2017-03-06 | by ( Rob Hodgetts | ) + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
The Briton came second in the recent edition of the single-handed Vendee Globe around-the-world race, finishing in 74 days 19 minutes 35 seconds. "Most people think we're crazy to do what we do but you have to be the opposite actually. To keep the boat racing at optimum pace, Thomson would grab 20-40 minutes of sleep every two to four hours. JUST WATCHED Emotional send-off for Vendee Globe sailors Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Emotional send-off for Vendee Globe sailors 08:12He's suffered some big scares, too. Then the whole emotion comes out," says Thomson, who took a couple of weeks to adjust to normal sleep patterns..
Persons: Alex Thomson doesn't, Thomson, Frenchman Armel Le, Conrad Colman, Hugo Boss, Les, It's, Welshman Thomson, Alex Thomson, 6CpjmxGoWi — Alex Thomson, He's, Mike Golding, Guillermo Altadill, I've, Alex, he's, Thomson's Organizations: CNN, Briton, Vendee Globe, ACC Locations: Vendee, France's, Worcestershire, Vendee Globe, South Africa, Spain
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