Rosberg wins again

first_img SUPPORT FOR PARIS Drivers wore black armbands as a sign of mourning for those killed in deadly attacks in Paris. In addition, a French flag decorated with a black ribbon was displayed on a truck used during the drivers’ parade before the race. The race at Interlagos was run on a dry day free of rain, which is often a feature of the Brazilian GP outside S„o Paulo. It made for a race with few incidents, and little excitement in the racing. Rosberg safely protected his lead at the start with Hamilton right behind. Both pitted early and Rosberg managed to hold the lead by 0.9 seconds after the first round of stops with Vettel and Raikkonen right behind. A third of the way through, Hamilton was closing on Rosberg – cutting the gap to 0.4 seconds – with Vettel slipping sevens second behind the leaders. But that was as close as Hamilton ever got. “I’m faster but I can’t get close,” Hamilton said over the team radio as he began to slip further off the lead in second place. That summed up the day. Two more pits, and the positions held with almost no passing in the entire race. SAO PAULO (AP): Nico Rosberg won yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish to beat Mercedes teammate and already-crowned season champion Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg started from pole and won his second consecutive race – his fifth victory of the season – to clinch second place in the season standings with one race to run in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg and Hamilton spent the entire race 1-2, remaining that way through three pits stops. Hamilton turned some of the fastest laps near the end but could not catch his teammate and rival. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third and teammate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth, exactly the way the top four racers started on the grid. It was Hamilton’s ninth race in Brazil, and he has yet to win. He often compares his struggle to that of Brazilian great Ayrton Senna, who needed eight races to win his home race.last_img read more

Local Muslims, Pakistanis move fast to aid victims

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “It’s a terrible and heart-wrenching event and the whole community is shocked at the scale of the devastation,” said Nayyer Ali, board member with the Los Angeles-based Council of Pakistan American Affairs. The estimated death toll was between 20,000 and 30,000 in Pakistan on Sunday, with more than 600 reported dead in India and four killed in Afghanistan. “It doesn’t matter (if) it’s your country or their country,” said Sanjit Dhillon, 29, a student living in Van Nuys who is originally from India. “It’s bad. We were shocked that so many people died in Pakistan.” Ali said that the effort to raise money for the victims may be aided by the disaster’s coming during Ramadan, when Muslims are commanded to give more to charity. Lasting about four weeks, the holiday calls for worshippers to fast from dawn to dusk and gather to pray nightly at mosques. Mahmood Khan, owner of the Northridge grocery store International Food Exchange, said he was lucky that his family in Pakistan was safe. Shocked by the devastation of a massive earthquake along the Pakistan-India border, Pakistani-Americans and other Southern California Muslims fasting for Ramadan moved quickly Sunday to raise more than $350,000 for the stricken region. In the Burbank offices of Islamic Relief USA, workers gave up their weekend to come into the office and take donations. By Sunday afternoon the group had collected more than $350,000 over the Internet and from mosques. “We are very sad for the people,” said Mohamed Abul-Magd, general manager of the charity. “We pray for the people who are dead and the victims there, but at the same time we work hard to help them as much as we can.” The magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck early Saturday. Earthquakes are less common in Pakistan than in India and Afghanistan. “It’s just horrible. We never had this kind of thing before,” he said. Islamic Relief USA aims to raise $4 million to help the earthquake victims. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 INSIDE The following charities are raising money to help victims of Saturday’s earthquake along the Pakistan-India border: American Red Cross International Response Fund P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 Call (800) HELP-NOW or visit Islamic Relief USA P.O. Box 6098, Burbank, CA 91510 Call (888) 479-4968 or visit Operation USA 8320 Melrose Ave., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90069 Call (800) 678-7255 or visit 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