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Formula 1 testing 2019: Williams describe delayed start to testing as ’embarrassing’

Williams’ George Russell on the track in Barcelona. Williams say it was “embarrassing” to miss two days of pre-season testing because their car was not ready. The Williams finally made it on to the track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Wednesday – with a day and a half left of the four-day test. George Russell drove it, with Robert Kubica getting his chance on Friday. “It’s not a situation that we anticipated, or that we ever wanted to find ourselves in,” said deputy team principal Claire Williams. “We’re not…

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Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund flight delayed after England winger forgets passport

Sancho scored Dortmund’s first as they surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday Borussia Dortmund’s flight to London for their Champions League encounter against Tottenham on Wednesday was delayed after England winger Jadon Sancho forgot his passport. The 18-year-old realised his mistake when he arrived at the airport and needed to return home. Dortmund have arrived in England and will train at Wembley on Tuesday before the first leg of the last-16 tie. Sancho scored the first as Dortmund drew 3-3 with Hoffenheim on Saturday. Source link

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Alpine skiing: World championships men’s downhill start delayed

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Men’s Downhill – Are, Sweden – February 9, 2019 – A fog covers a slope before the race. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (Reuters) – Low cloud and wind delayed the start of the men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Are on Saturday. The race had been due to commence at 1130GMT but conditions were unsafe at the top of the course in the Swedish resort. Organizers will inspect the conditions before deciding whether the race can start at 1230GMT, although…

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Mario Kart mobile delayed until summer 2019

Image copyright Nintendo Fans of Nintendo’s Mario franchise could be forgiven for screaming, “Ohhh. Mamma Mia!” after learning the latest title won’t be released on time. The company says the Mario Kart Tour app will be delayed until summer 2019 but didn’t specify a month or date. A statement said it was “to improve the quality of the app and to expand the service content after delivery.” The game had been originally scheduled to be available on smartphones by the end of March 2019. Image copyright Twitter/Nintendo The upcoming title…

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Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said she would listen “very carefully” to concerns over universal credit The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people to the new benefits system.…

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Afghan presidential election delayed by three months

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Final results from October’s parliamentary elections have not yet been declared Next year’s presidential election in Afghanistan has been postponed by three months, election authority sources say. It was initially due in April. A new date in mid-July or early August is to be announced on Thursday. Many potential candidates had been unable to meet registration requirements and extreme weather meant their teams could not organise for a spring date, the sources told the BBC. It comes days after reports that the US was to…

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Rondo has fluid drained from hand, return delayed

Nov 14, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) reacts while dribbling the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Rajon Rondo’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers has been delayed after he had his right hand drained Sunday, coach Luke Walton told reporters. “There’s a little bit of swelling,” Walton said Monday ahead of the Lakers’ matchup against the Miami Heat. “We’re going to shut him down for a few days then…

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Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

Image copyright Transport for London Image caption Crossrail – to be known as the Elizabeth Line – had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010 A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe’s biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of autumn 2019. London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, had originally been due to open this month. The rescue plan – the third this year – will be used to plug a…

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Newspaper headlines: Crucial Brexit vote to be delayed?

Newspaper headlines: Crucial Brexit vote to be delayed? By BBC News Staff Image caption The Sunday Times reports that, in a “frantic bid” to save her Brexit deal, Theresa May is planning to delay Tuesday’s crucial House of Commons vote on the withdrawal agreement and go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Downing Street, however, has rejected this suggestion. A Number 10 spokesman said: “The vote is going ahead on Tuesday.” Image caption The Observer says that ministers’ warnings to delay the vote have “not been heeded” by the PM. And…

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Brexit: Senior Tory suggests vote could be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNewsnight: Sir Graham Brady ‘would welcome’ Brexit vote being deferred A senior Tory MP says he would welcome a delay in next week’s Commons Brexit vote, if it would help address concerns over the controversial backstop. But Tory backbench chairman Sir Graham Brady said getting “clarity” on the issue was more important than “timing”. It comes after reports that Theresa May was being urged to postpone the vote, which she is widely expected to lose. Dismissing those reports, a No 10 spokesman…

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