With election season heating up, non-profit organization HeadCount is stepping up their efforts to help register concertgoers to vote. In a new video, a plethora of our favorite artists have stepped up to support the cause, encouraging viewers to “Be A HeadCount Volunteer” in the interest of democracy.It’s something of a who’s who of artists in the video, including Bob Weir, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Jon Fishman (Phish), Grace Potter, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Al Jardine (Beach Boys), and Tom Hamilton (American Babies/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead). All of them have the same message: Be A HeadCount Volunteer.Watch the clip below:But seriously, why wouldn’t you volunteer for HeadCount. Aside from doing some really important work, HeadCount volunteers get to attend concerts and festivals, while also interacting with some of the great people who sign up for such a noble cause. With the craziness of the 2016 election, don’t miss out on an opportunity to truly make a difference.Register to be a volunteer for HeadCount by following this link.
Tower of Power was scheduled to play Yoshi’s in downtown Oakland on Thursday night, but the show was immediately cancelled upon the horrific news that two members of the legendary funk and soul band were hit by a Capitol Corridor train shortly before the scheduled performance. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen and drummer Dave Garibaldi were taken to the local hospital, but officials have not revealed the degree of their injuries.Amtrak reports that the train struck two trespassers just after 8PM, according to abc 7. The tracks were temporarily shut down for police investigation, but are now up and running again.The band released this official statement: We will continue to update you as the facts are shared. In the meantime, send all your positive thoughts and prayers to Tower of Power and their respective friends and families during this difficult time.[via abc 7]
Singer and songwriter George Strait will perform at Notre Dame Stadium on Aug. 15, the University announced in a press release Friday.Though the artist — whom the release referred to as the “King of Country” — no longer tours, he occasionally performs in certain cities. Recently, Strait played in Wichita and Kansas City.The release said Strait is a highly decorated artist.“With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts — more than any other artist in any genre — during the span of his 30-plus-year career, Strait has collected 33 platinum- or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and ranking third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley,” the release said.According to the release, Strait has sold close to 70 million albums and won upwards of 60 “major” awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.Tickets will be available March 6 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.Tags: Country Music, George Strait, Notre Dame Stadium
“No matter the preparation, the unfortunate truth is that accidents happen, and that’s why people use ropes.” “If I am in a situation in which free soloing is the only option to reach the summit, and there is not a safer way, there will be an occasion that I may embark. However, it is not something that I seek out.” “Subjectively there’s nothing safe about it. There’s risk and there’s consequence. The consequence is very obvious,” he said. The free soloist has the freedom to leave the ropes behind, but anyone else climbing the same crag that day has the unexpected risk of witnessing brazen climbing and potential loss of life. With the growing attention being paid to free soloists after Free Solo, he had begun to attract a larger following within the booming danger-sport landscape, alongside the skyscraper parkour and perilous selfies taken atop towers and on cliff edges. He had begun talks with a potential filmmaker to make a documentary about his exploits. Sasha DiGuilian on Free Solo: Sasha Digulian wrote this on Instagram the night Free Solo won the Academy Award for best documentary film. “Last night Free Solo won an Oscar! First of all, huge congratulations to Jimmy Chinn, Alex Honnold, and all of the crew involved. Needless to say, an accomplishment of a lifetime and I know this came with a lot of hard work and perseverance. It is momentous for me to see a climbing film recognized at the highest of high regards. With all the hype and attention that is sure to come from this, I felt it was important for me to speak about the very specific differences between this form of climbing (free soloing) and the approach the vast majority of climbers take to the sport itself. What Alex does when free soloing is by nature, very risky. And while in my career I have had instances where a form of this has been necessary it has also been a choice that came as a last resort and has happened less than a handful of times over my 20 years of climbing. Free soloing is a style of climbing that a very small percentage of climbers partake in as there is no higher level of risk: life or death. I say all this with the caveat that it is not the sole form of climbing that Alex does.While I am so excited by the recognition this film has received, I also feel like I have spent a big portion of my career trying to educate people unfamiliar with climbing about our sport. A goal of mine has been to demonstrate that anyone can do it, and that it is a safe and welcoming activity. In my opinion Alex is one of the greatest climbers of all time to have the capacity to realize all that he has accomplished. However, I also just want to make it clear, which I do feel like this film has done a good job of, the separation that free soloing has from the general form of climbing that I encourage all of you to experience at some point in your life. But when you do, especially if it your first time: please be sure to seek out guidance from a trained and knowledgeable climber at your local gym or local crag. Take a course in how to enter the spot safely and with the proper training and equipment. This is an incredible and inclusive sport that, when approached correctly, is safe and fun for everyone.” Howell got into climbing through a gym-wall in college. He excelled and began going to the gym regularly. During that time, he won a rope and safety equipment after participating in a raffle during a climbing exhibition. He told me how this led him to discover a new world of climbing outdoors. He quickly became a certified lead climber, and outdoor climbing took over his life. “Soloing in one way is the most obvious way in the universe,” he explained, speaking proudly of John Muir in 1888 climbing Cathedral Peak. “Essentially he free-soloed that cliff to the top of it, and free-soloed it back down.” For centuries, Pueblo people had built houses into the sides of tall cliffs without any safety devices. Carabiner and belays didn’t arrive until 1933. Unhooking the rope for the first time for Austin was not an epiphany; it was practical. He was half-way up a steep rock face, felt weighed down by the heavy bag of bolts and the ropes on his back, and simply unhooked himself and passed the gear to his climbing partner. “When the rope is off, you can’t afford to slip,” explains free solo climber Austin Howell. Austin Howell was a rock climber for 12 years, 10 of which had been primarily as a free-soloist. He was the kid that climbed the tallest tree in hide and seek never to be found. He took up rock climbing at an indoor gym in college. After college, he worked day jobs that called for him to climb 300-foot cell towers, often in harsh weather. He became a proficient lead climber, requiring him to go long stretches between safe points. Austin Howell “When you encounter a free soloist on a crag, you do not know whether they have been dialing in the climb as Honnold did for El Capitan, or they just decided to do it with little or no forethought,” says Bopp. “It can be hard on other climbers as to whether they should speak up and say something. It is the most unsafe climbing there is, especially coming from an instructor background,” says Bopp. In 2017, the day after Alex Honnold completed his free-solo ascent of El-Capitan, climbing journalist and author Daniel Duane wrote in The New York Times: “I believe that it should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” He was 41 at his death, Austin Howell was 31. Howell spoke and wrote regularly about Reardon as somewhat of a ghost-mentor to him. “I understand the mantra with the connection, the rock, the silencing of the mind through free soloing, but it is not for me,” Anderson said. He hasn’t seen an uptick in free solo climbing on his watch at Pilot Mountain after the Honnold documentary. One month after talking with BRO, Howell, age 31, fell 80 feet to his death on a free solo climb at Linville Gorge. “The Boulder Problem is the single reason nobody had even considered free-soloing [the] Freerider [ascent of El Capitan],” Caldwell told Men’s Journal last year. “It took Alex almost a decade to get comfortable on it. Otherwise, he’d probably have free-soloed it in 2009.” “If it is something that affects access, then it is something we would take a stance on. We’re certainly not the climbing police who tell people how they should go climb.” It was an exercise in existential voyeurism, and freesoloing, the most taboo, dangerous and controversial styles of climbing, reached the mainstream vernacular. Jesse Anderson, 32, has been a park ranger at Pilot Mountain State Park for six years and a climber for a dozen, but never as a free soloist. “We set ground rules from the get-go to manage the risk. We tell everyone the rules and expectations so we don’t have to correct and address the daredevil style student.” Has Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan sparked more daredevils? At least one free soloist has fallen to his death since the film was released. Chin and Honnold knew that if Honnold was going to fall, the Boulder Problem would be the most likely place, and Chin didn’t want a videographer to have to witness Honnold fall out of frame. “If a free soloist starts climbing beside another climbing party that is roped up, it is unsettling,” says climbing filmmaker and photographer Adam Nawroot. He noted how Jimmy Chin, producer and principal shooter of Free Solo (also an advanced climber and one of Howell’s close friends), chose in advance to pull the crew from the Huber Boulder Problem, the most risky climbing sequence of the ascent. Zachary Bopp Mike Reardon shares the name with one of the most revered of free soloists. In 2007 the other Mike Reardon fell to his death free soloing a cliff in Ireland. After he fell into the cold water, a rogue wave took him away and he was never found. “If you’re a free-soloist and you show up at a crag and you start free soloing and don’t clear it with everyone they might watch you die right there. It is unfair to the other people around you.” Austin Howell free solo climbs in the Linville Gorge. Photo by Jess Daddio. The documentary attracted viewers outside of the climbing and extreme-sports community. The visceral and primal spectacle of witnessing a man face imminent death attracted a broad audience. Honnold, already a celebrity in the climbing world, became a household name. Will all the current fanfare directed towards freesoloing cause a surge in climbers to leave their ropes and bolts behind? We asked members of the Southern Appalachian climbing community for their thoughts on freesoloing. The 26-year-old is known for her free climbs, different from free soloing, in which the climber may use climbing equipment only to protect against injury during falls and not to assist progress. In 2015, she became the first woman to free climb Magic Mushroom (7c+), one of the most difficult routes on the north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. A natural fear of falling tends to weed out the majority of potential free soloists. Once a climber reaches about 15 feet, they do not proceed without ropes. It is a consensus in the climbing world that free soloing is the “fringe of the fringe,” a tiny community growing smaller in the current climbing boom of indoor gym climbers that has led to climbing’s debut in the 2020 Olympics. Even with the inherent risks to both the climber and those who may be unintended witnesses of a fatal fall, the question of regulating free solo climbing is widely seen as a moot point due to its rarefied nature. “Even back to movies like Cliffhanger, potential land managers will bring up climbing without ropes, and it is an opportunity for us to make an educational point, that this style of climbing is really a televised phenomenon for the most part,” says Zachary Lesch-Huie, Southeast regional director for The Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy and conservation organization. Naturally, one would think Austin Howell’s recent death and the popularity of Free Solo could spook future work. Lesch-Huie has had to ease worries due to similar concerns in the past. “We haven’t seen an increase in climbers out there trying to be Alex Honnold,” he says. Zachary Bopp agreed. He is the Outdoor Program Supervisor at REI in Chattanooga who leads climbing classes. The Carolina Climbing Coalition (CCC) was established after a climber fell to his death in 1994. Climbers mistakenly worried that state parks would be closed to climbing as the result of a fatality at Crowder’s Mountain. State park officials and climbers met in Charlotte and determined that a park closure was not planned and that a coalition would best serve the interests of both climbers and park officials. In January 1995 almost 100 area climbers voted unanimously to create the coalition to help preserve climbing access in the Carolinas. “We’re not the climbing police telling people how they should go climb.” —Mike Reardon, Carolina Climbers Coalition Jesse Anderson Mike Reardon A National Geographic documentary film crew captured the four-hour 3,000 foot ropeless ascent—as well as the years of intense preparation Honnold put into climb. Released in theaters last fall, “Free Solo” won an Academy Award and grossed $21 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing National Geographic documentary of all time. A record-breaking 3.1 million viewers watched the premiere on the National Geographic Network. “I do not free solo,” says Sasha DiGuilian, a world-renowned professional climber from Virginia who spent much of her youth climbing in the Red River Gorge. “Rocks can break and incidences out of my own control can occur. To do this would be selfish to my family and my loved ones because I can handle my own death, but I would not want to put those close to me through the heavy weight of loss.” Howell had completed hundreds of free solo ascents across the country. One of his videos, documenting a free solo ascent completely naked save for a cowboy hat and boots, made it onto MTV’s Ridiculousness. Mike Reardon was appointed Executive Director of the CCC last February. He described the charitable organization’s main mission is maintaining access to various areas by stewarding trails and working on bolt replacement. They also collaborate with landowners to open new areas to climbing. Sasha DiGiulian It was acquiring safety gear that led him into outdoor climbing. It was putting aside that gear that took his life prematurely.
While the capture of the 26 suspects strikes a strong blow against the FARC, the Armed Forces and police must remain vigilant, considering other members of the terrorist group are continuing to target the country’s oil pipelines. Military, police must remain vigilant By Dialogo July 27, 2015 how dangerous That is what needs to be done with those men with no country the pipeline has a hole I hate this disgusting report even though I needed it for a homework assignment. I don’t know what else to say 2015-11-24We are owners of our own invention “Our challenge is to defend western Colombia both at sea and (in) land operations from the threat of all territorial groups,” Admiral Guevara said. “We also carry out unarmed operations to support the community and the local government. It is a very important armed and unarmed effort.” The Navy has dismantled about 80 percent of the Daniel Aldana’s second company by capturing or killing its members, including key leaders. In February, Óscar Armando “Oliver” Sinisterra, who was responsible for planning and coordinating attacks against civilians and security forces in the country’s southwest, was killed in rural Tumaco. Colombia’s Armed Forces and National Police recently captured 26 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who allegedly participated in attacks against oil pipelines and law enforcement officers. Also on June 19, the National Police, Air Force and other members of the Armed Forces worked together to capture 20 suspected FARC rebels, including an alleged leader of the terrorist group who is known as “Pupilo.” Those suspects are accused of blowing up an electrical tower and attacking the Trans-Andean pipeline with explosives before they were taken into custody. Navy Task Force assigned to Tumaco On June 19, Naval forces, which are part of the Poseidon Task Force Against Drug Trafficking, teamed with the National Police, the Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty’s (GAULA) Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Marine Battalion No. 40 and the SIJIN police force to apprehend six suspects in the department of Nariño. They’re believed to belong to the FARC’s Daniel Aldana Column, a group operating in Nariño’s port city of Tumaco, according to Law enforcement and Military authorities. On July 19, the FARC’s 33rd Front attacked the T293 well in the department of Santander, causing minor damage to the facility’s motor control board and electrical system. That same day, the FARC’s 48th Front used an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Trans-Andean pipeline in Nariño, causing a blast that emitted toxic vapors and endangered the civilian population. “At the current juncture, the entire sector needs support to maintain its momentum and continue to generate the resources to fund large projects,” Minister of Mines and Energy Tomás González Estrada said. Law enforcement authorities “have been able to link him to the recent attacks through informants,” he added. The arrests are part of an ongoing effort to protect the country’s infrastructure from terrorist organizations. And on June 9, FARC operatives wearing civilian clothes and carrying firearms forced the drivers of four tanker trucks to dump all of the 200,000 gallons of crude oil they were transporting into waterways in the department of Putumayo. Protecting oil pipelines and tanker trucks that transport crude oil are important to the mission of the Poseidon Task Force, which is made up of 1,500 Troops who also combat drug trafficking, extortion and oil theft. “The two main rebel groups, FARC and ELN (National Liberation Army), have been blowing up pipelines that carry oil for foreign companies. The result has been that almost three million barrels of oil, which amounts to 14 Exxon Valdezes, have ended up polluting soil and water,” the website Living on Earth reported. The Exxon Valdez was an oil tanker that gained notoriety by spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil after running aground in Prince William Sound off the coast of Alaska on March 24, 1989, resulting in the second-largest oil spill in U.S. history. “Task Force Poseidon is the main unit that responds to everything that happens in Tumaco,” Admiral Paulo Guevara, the unit’s commander, told Diálogo. “In Tumaco, armed criminals mingle with the people and in that sense, it’s very difficult to control those people who on the one hand follow the guerrillas’ guidelines and who profit from drug trafficking, extortion, mining and fuel smuggling,” he added. “Pupilo led terrorist actions,” Major General Rodrigo González, commander of Police Region 4, said. “This operation is one of the largest that has been developed in Nariño.” The column is allegedly behind a series of attacks in the region against oil pipelines, including one in Tumaco that caused the spill of 410,000 gallons of oil that polluted the Cuanapí, Rosario and Mira rivers and left 160,000 people without drinking water. Authorities have said water service would be restored by August.
Around 120 pigs on farms across North Central Timor regency in East Nusa Tenggara have died suddenly of unknown causes, with the number likely to rise as officials begin collecting data. North Central Timor regent Raymundus Sau Fernandes said the dead pigs came from farms in the Kefamenanu, North Bikomi, South Bikomi, Biboki Anleu, North Insana and Insana Fafinesu districts. He added that blood samples from the dead pigs had been sent to Medan Veterinary Research Center in North Sumatra to determine the cause of the pigs’ deaths. “For now, we are giving medicine and vitamins to the pigs that are sick,” he said on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com.There are concerns the deaths might be related to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak that has killed tens of thousands of pigs in North Sumatra and hundreds of pigs in Bali in the past few months. In Sikka regency, where many residents are pig farmers, regent Robby Idong has instructed all district, subdistrict and village heads to be on alert for ASF.“Residents should inform staff from the Sikka regency’s agriculture and livestock agency if they find any signs of unnatural pig deaths,” Robby said. (kmt)Topics :
Comment Will Arteta excel in the circumstances? (Picture: Getty)‘But I think this situation helps someone like Mikel Arteta. Arsenal need such an overhaul of players that it’s actually almost impossible to get that many players in. ‘There’s now an opportunity for him to work with the current crop, and I think it actually takes the pressure off of Arteta, and now anything is a bonus.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Arsenal’s expectations will be nowhere near as high as they were a few months ago. I think he’ll now be given loads and loads of time to build. He’s young, he’s enthusiastic, and he’ll want to work with younger players.‘He’s not a [Jose] Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, who I’d call your Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroys, they’re just dealing in majors, nothing else! Arteta is the type who might work from the ground up with lesser players.’MORE: Premier League to resume on June 17 with Arsenal vs Man City to headline season restartMORE: ‘The integrity is gone’ – Troy Deeney says Liverpool’s Premier League title win will be sullied by coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 May 2020 11:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link407Shares Advertisement Merson backed Arteta to thrive (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has backed Mikel Arteta to be one of the managers to thrive amid uncertainty in the transfer market and believes it will take the pressure off him at Arsenal. Arteta has already taken great strides forward with the Gunners – who are unbeaten in eight Premier League matches under the Spaniard in 2020 – but was hoping to put his own stamp on the squad in the summer. However, there is great uncertainty regarding transfers amid the coronavirus pandemic and Arsenal are expected to be working with a shoestring budget. But Merson thinks Arteta can still drive the club in the right direction, while Arsenal bosses will be prepared to give him even more time to rebuild given the circumstances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Every manager is different,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘I’ve worked under some great coaches who weren’t good managers, and I’ve worked under some great managers who weren’t good coaches.‘You need the team around you, the coaches around you to challenge you. When you have a coaching staff around you who don’t, and are just yes men, that can be a problem. Paul Merson says transfer market mess will ‘help’ Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Advertisement
Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded processing contract by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Under its terms, CGG will perform time and depth imaging of massive volumes of very high-spec data from what is believed to be the world’s largest ocean-bottom node (OBN) seismic survey to date.Starting in May 2019 – and for a period of at least five years, during the maximum seven-year contract period – CGG will process a minimum 20,000 sq km of high-density wide-azimuth OBN seismic data at its Abu Dhabi geoscience center.Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, CGG, said: “CGG was selected for this record-breaking OBN processing contract, the largest ever awarded, on the strength of our reputation for service excellence and OBN processing pedigree. We are confident that close technical collaboration between our two companies on this strategic project will ensure that ADNOC gains the full value from their OBN investment. It will provide them with the reservoir insight required to support ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy.”
Egypt set to hold parliamentary elections starting October 18-19 Egypt set to hold parliamentary elections starting October 18-19The Egyptian Electoral Commission announced on Sunday that the long awaited parliamentary election will be held starting October 18-19. This, the commission said, is the final step in a process aimed at bringing back democracy that many critics say has been tainted by widespread authoritarianism.Egypt has been without a parliament since a court dissolution of the democratically elected main chamber back in 2012. The then parliament was dominated by the now-banned Muslim brotherhood movement to which the toppling of former president Hosni Mubarak was credited.The elections had been set for March but were delayed after a court ruled part of the election law unconstitutional.The electoral commission also disclosed that after this first phase of election, there shall be a second phase on November 22-23. Egyptians abroad will vote on October 17-18.The incumbent president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi successfully led a mass revolution that toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. It is after this that the army announced a ‘road map’ to democracy in Egypt, the most populous Arab state in Africa.The government has said that the election is a proof of the country’s commitment to democracy.In the long absence of the parliament, president Sisi has exerted legislative authority to limit political freedoms. He has however introduced massive economic reforms in the country.The parliament is expected to effectively check the actions of the executive after its institution.The house of Representatives is made up of 568 seats with 448 elected individuals while 120 elected through a winner-takes-all policy with quotas for women, youth and Christians. The president may also appoint a number of people to the house, not exceeding 5% of its total makeup.Hardcore Brotherhood supporters are likely to boycott the elections while others who initially supported the group but later became disillutioned with it during Mursi’s troubled rule could either vote for pro-Sisi candidates or other Islamists.
The Singapore Sevens is due to take place a week after the tournament in Hong Kong “It’s obviously a real shame but they have to put the health of those involved and attending first so it’s the right thing to do if it’s postponed,” Ben Ryan, who coached Fiji to Olympic sevens gold in 2016, told the South China Morning Post.Asia’s sports schedule has been hammered by the coronavirus, with Singapore’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, starting on February 27, among two golf events cancelled this week.The start of China’s Super League football is indefinitely on hold, and Chinese clubs are mostly sidelined from Asia’s Champions League until April. The flagship Hong Kong Sevens was scheduled for April 3-5, with Singapore a week later. Both cities are scrambling to deal with the virus, with 50 confirmed cases each and one death in Hong Kong.The Singapore tournament will now take place on October 10-11 and Hong Kong a week later on October 16-18, concluding the 10-stop world series.The COVID-19 death toll leapt to 1,367 on Thursday with nearly 60,000 infections in China, where the virus is thought to have emerged in the city of Wuhan.– ‘Real shame’ –The Hong Kong Sevens, an annual springtime fixture since 1976, is an important source of revenue and prestige for a city which has plunged into recession following months of pro-democracy protests and the US-China trade war.The colourful, three-day tournament, a guaranteed sell-out, is the signature event of the sevens series and was a driving force behind the sport’s Olympic inclusion.The Hong Kong Sevens is the signature event on the global sevens series Loading… “The health and safety of our players, fans and everyone working on the event is always our highest priority,” it added in a statement. The announcement comes a day after the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, scheduled for April 19, was postponed, becoming the biggest single sports event affected by COVID-19 so far. Rugby’s Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens were postponed from April to October over the coronavirus on Thursday, joining the Chinese Grand Prix, golf and football fixtures on the growing list of sporting casualties. The decision, which disrupts sevens rugby in the run-up to the Olympics, was made “in response to continued health concerns relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”, World Rugby said. The Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament attracts fans from all over the worldAdvertisement Read Also: Pogba keen to play for Man United again, steps up recovery from surgeryAthletics’ World Indoor Championships, due to be held in Nanjing in March, were postponed for a year, while boxing, tennis, basketball, skiing, diving, snooker and badminton have also been affected in China.But the biggest domino to fall was Shanghai’s Formula One grand prix, which was postponed “to ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans”, the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, said on Wednesday.No new date was proposed for the race – one of 22 on this year’s calendar – and there has been no announcement about the inaugural grand prix in Vietnam, scheduled for April 5.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better