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Honda plants in Turkey, Brazil and India have halted operations as the Japanese carmaker battles to recover from a cyberattack that affected several factories worldwide.The cyberattack at the beginning of the week targeted Honda’s internal servers and spread a virus through the company’s systems, a spokeswoman told AFP on Wednesday.A four-wheel vehicle plant in Turkey and motorcycle plants in India and Brazil were still out of action following the attack, the spokeswoman said, adding that the firm was “still investigating details”. Last month, Honda reported a 25.3-percent fall in net profit from the previous year as sales dropped six percent to 14.9 trillion yen ($138 billion) in the fiscal year ending in March. In total, the cyberattack affected 11 Honda plants — including five in the US, according to local media reports.All US plants have resumed operations, the spokeswoman said, declining to elaborate further.She said the suspension would have only a limited impact on Honda’s business globally.Global automakers including Honda have already been hit hard by a slump in sales due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Topics :
Jamie Whincup in action over the weekend. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe four bedroom, five bathroom, two car space home was on a massive 1,017 sqm block. It’s unclear whether the deal included furniture and accessories though the owner had been willing to discuss throwing that in as well. Jamie Whincup driver of the #1 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB during qualifying for race 20 of the Supercars Ipswich SuperSprint over the weekend. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images.THE former home of Holden Racing superstar Jamie Whincup has changed hands for double what he sold it for three years ago.The home at 7360 Marine Drive East, Sanctuary Cove was “completely rebuilt and decorated to perfection” according to its listing, with a Master Builder’s Warranty in place until 2022.Whincup had sold the property for $1.822m in 2015, with the new owners then undertaking upgrades and reselling in a deal struck for $3.86m in May which finally passed all hurdles last week. The cinema is sound proofed, perfect for catching race re-runs. Picture: CoreLogicSanctuary Cove is 20 minutes of Surfers Paradise and 45 minutes from Brisbane, according to selling agents Manning Real Estate Sanctuary Cove of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The property makes the most of its waterfront location. Picture: CoreLogic 7360 Marine Drive East Hope Island, QLD, 4212. Picture: CoreLogicThe block had 30m waterfrontage, with floor heating and mood lighting, ensuites in every bedroom, with wall mounted televisions as well.It also had a sound proofed cinema with surround sound, a home office, a Hamptons-inspired kitchen, pool and spa, as well as a 12m by 4m pontoon with an oversized buggy port.
The suspects were taken to the municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Disease and Health Events of Public Health Concern Acts. ILOILO City – Two brothers were nabbed at the Caticlan Jetty port in Malay, Aklan for attempting to transport eight locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to Manila.Police identified the suspects as Bonifacio and Alberto Bautista – both residents of Oriental Mindoro. According to Malay municipal police station chief Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pablito, Bonifacio, Alberto and the LSIs were in a van waiting to board a roll-off roll-on vessel around 8:30 p.m. on June 27. “We don’t know if they have passengers going to Iloilo and Aklan, pero sure tayo na nakapunta sila sa Iloilo gamit ang van na nag colorum. Baka sa Aklan nila pinick-up ang mga LSI. Wala silang maipakitang documents “said Pablito.Bonifacio and Alberto reportedly asked the eight LSIs to pay P4,500 each for their fare going to Manila. They were held after they failed to show pertinent travel documents. PABLITO. PNA Pablito said the brothers came from Manila last week and went to Iloilo aside from Aklan. The eight LSIs, meanwhile, were placed under investigation of the local government unit./PN
SUSANVILLE, Calif. – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds return to California’s Diamond Mountain Speedway for nine Saturday dates and another on Friday this season.The ¼-mile dirt oval is located on the Lassen County Fairgrounds and is the newest addition to IMCA’s Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.“There are other tracks in the area that are IMCA sanctioned,” noted Fair Manager Jim Wolcott. “Drivers at those tracks will be able to come here and race for points, too.”Opening night is this Saturday, May 9.Other Saturday shows are scheduled May 23, May 30, June 13, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 22 and season championship night on Sept. 5.The county fair race is July 18; the one Friday event is on June 19.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded each night.IMCA track champions were crowned at the former High Desert Speedway in 1995 and 1996. Most recently, Susanville was the site of three sanctioned events in 2013.
Greensburg, IN—Saturday evening, a man, identified as Shain Coffey, 32, of North Vernon, was found unconscious in his cell at the Decatur County Jail. According to Decatur County Sheriff Dave Durant, the DCSO Detention Deputies along Greensburg Police Units attempted life-saving techniques until Decatur County EMS could arrive. Coffey was taken to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, where he passed away. Coffey was being held on allegations of possession of a gun by a serious/violent felon and possession of methamphetamine from a charge in December of 2018. This is the second death in less than a year at the jail. In March of 2019, Tisha White, 43, of Tennessee was found in similar circumstances on a Saturday evening in her cell. The Indiana State Police are assisting in the investigation.
COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago – Haiti retained their Caribbean title by outclassing Cuba 5-0 in the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifying tournament at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Sunday night.Steeve Moondestin (36th minute), Steeve Saint-Duc (55th), Jean Jacques Danley (63rd), Louidon Casseus 78th), and Nael Elysee (90+2) got the goals.Haiti’s captain Saint-Duc collected awards for the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and the Leading Goalscorer with five to his name.Jamaica’s Nickque Daley and Raewin Senior followed closely on the goal-scoring chart with four each.In the curtain-raiser, Jamaica’s Young Reggae Boyz got the better of Curacao 3-0 to cop third place.A brace by Daley in the 47th and 70th minutes along with a single strike by Senior (21st) got Jamaica’s goals.The Young Boyz, like all the semi-finalists and best third-place finishers Suriname, will now look to the CONCACAF Championship to be played in Panama next year.From the confederation playoffs, four teams will advance to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India next August.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoUniversity of Wisconsin junior Jolene Anderson wants to be a guard when she graduates from college. Not a point guard in the WNBA or a security guard at a department store, but a prison guard. “I always wanted to find a job I would love doing and being a prison guard is always something I wanted to do since I was a little kid,” Anderson said. “I have an aunt and uncle who are currently guards and they love it … That’s just something I put as one of my goals, and hopefully I can achieve it.”Anderson achieved another one of her goals in August as she captured her third gold medal while playing for the USA U20 women’s basketball team. Team USA defeated Brazil 96-54 in the championship game to win the gold at the 2006 FIBA Championship for Women in Mexico City.Anderson represented the Big Ten and Wisconsin basketball quite well as the third-leading scorer on the team, averaging 13.3 points per game. Anderson was also third in assists with 1.8 per game and led the team in free-throw shooting. In the championship game, Anderson was one of six players in double figures, leading the way with 17 points. She also added seven rebounds as Team USA knocked off a previously undefeated Brazilian squad. “It’s just an amazing feeling knowing that you’re representing your country and the Big Ten along with Wisconsin. It’s really awesome,” Anderson said.UW head coach Lisa Stone, who was an assistant coach on the gold medal-winning USA U19 team five years ago, is extremely proud of her star player and is familiar with the excitement that surrounds international play.”I am so proud of [Anderson] and when they put the gold medal around your neck, the flag goes up in the air and the national anthem is playing, it’s a very moving and touching experience, and Jolene has been able to go through that twice,” Stone said. “I think the second time you know what to expect, and you know what it means to be on that medal stand.”Anderson, who is no stranger to playing in front of large crowds thanks to her experiences at the Kohl Center, maintains that playing for one’s country is slightly more nerve-racking.”You know it’s different playing for your country because you just want to go out there and represent as best you can,” Anderson said. “Playing for UW, you have such great fans in Madison that come and support the team, but playing for USA brings out a little more nerves than playing for the Badgers.”With her gold medal now resting comfortably at home, Anderson will turn her attention to the upcoming season of UW women’s basketball. Last year, Anderson was the bright spot on a disappointing Badger team that went 11-18 overall and 5-11 in Big Ten play. Anderson led the Badgers in scoring (17.3) and rebounding (7.0), and against Michigan State she missed a triple-double by two rebounds.”She is a tremendous talent and she has the ability to play both ends of the floor quite well and we rely on her to play a lot of minutes,” Stone said. “Our team will follow her and she has the ability and talent to show this team how to get where we need to be.”This season, Anderson will be supported with more depth at the guard position, which will allow her to play her true position as an off-guard. With Anderson playing the two, Stone envisions a more potent offense that will contend for Big Ten supremacy.However, one area where Stone would like to see Anderson improve is in her leadership qualities. While she has always led by example on the court, Stone would like to see a more vocal leader emerge this coming season.”We have been working on her becoming more of a verbal communicator, and she is going to take that on with a full head of steam,” Stone said. “I am just really excited about her junior year.”
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team couldn’t have asked for a tougher opening to its 2008-09 season.Mike Eaves’ Badgers head to the East Coast this weekend, where they’ll take on the top-ranked Boston College Eagles — last season’s national champions — tonight and then travel to Durham, N.H. to face No. 7 New Hampshire Saturday.As tough as this opening series may be, many of the Badgers are excited to start out against the nation’s best.“It’s going to test how mature we are, our leadership,” senior goaltender Shane Connelly said. “The freshmen are going to have to learn. They’re going right into the fire. I think it’s an awesome way to start.”“It’s just exciting to sort of test things out against the best team in the country right now,” said senior forward Ben Street, one of the team’s two co-captains along with junior Blake Geoffrion. “We’ve had a lot of good practices. The team’s coming together, so we have to find out where we’re at.”The Badgers finished last season 16-17-7 overall and fell one game short of making the NCAA Frozen Four after losing to North Dakota 3-2 in late March. They lost just five players from last season’s squad and welcome in seven freshmen.Highlighting the list of newcomers is Jake Gardiner, a defenseman from Minnetonka, Minn., who was drafted 17th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Just like the rest of his new teammates, Gardiner is anxious to hit the ice.“They’re going to be raising the [national championship] banner right when we get there, so that’s pretty cool,” Gardiner said. “I think we’re ready for them.”Gardiner will be one of the newest components of an already solid defensive corps that returns all but two players from a year ago. Junior Jamie McBain led all scorers last season with five goals and 19 assists, while linemate Ryan McDonagh finished with 12 points.“They’re impressive. It’s hard to find a more talented group of defensemen in the nation,” Connelly said. “They’re young, but they have experience, they have the talent, they’re mature enough. It’s going to be fun to watch them, especially for me watching them grow. … The sky’s the limit for that ‘D’ corps.”With the loss of Kyle Turris, last year’s leading scorer — who jumped to the NHL after just one season with UW — the Badgers will rely on a team-oriented approach to scoring. For McBain and the other blueliners, that changes their role a bit.“As far as putting the puck in the back of the net, I think if we can do that and kind of help our forwards out in that aspect until they find their scoring touch, that’ll definitely help us out,” McBain said. “I think when we’re at our best and we’re involved in the offense, our team ultimately has the most success.”Geoffrion knows he and the other forwards will also have to pick up the scoring as a unit.“I think it’s going to come all around. It won’t just be one guy,” Geoffrion said. “Losing a guy like Turris obviously hurts, but I think we’ll be a lot more spread out for sure.”Behind the defensemen will be an experienced netminder in Connelly, who posted 2.44 goals against average last season in his first full year as a starter. With other teams in the WCHA — namely North Dakota, Denver and Michigan Tech — losing veteran goalies over the offseason, having Connelly between the pipes will be a source of comfort for Wisconsin. “Just my experience with all of last year, I’m not going in not knowing what’s going on,” Connelly said. “I know everything I need to do and everything that’s expected of me. It makes my job a lot easier.”Leading this young Badger team offensively will be co-captains Street and Geoffrion, who admittedly have different leadership styles — Street as the lead-by-example type, Geoffrion embracing a more vocal role. Both finished last year with 30 points each and were voted as captains by their teammates before the season began.“It’s a huge honor,” Street said. “There’s a lot of great players that have played here before to wear the ‘C.’ I’m just going to do my best to keep that tradition going.”Street still has memories of his sophomore season, when Boston College came to Madison and swept the then-defending national champion Badgers. So when he and Wisconsin take the ice tonight, they’re hoping to turn the tables.“We go up against the best team in the country, and we get a chance to knock them off,” Street said. “I remember a couple years ago they came in right after we had had a big year, and they kind of paid the favor back to us. Hopefully we can repeat history.”
Comments PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Doug Marrone wasn’t going to tear up again. Not this time. Not while walking across the field after Syracuse’s 13-10 win over Rutgers that clinched bowl eligibility. Not while his players cried tears of joy and simulated bowling their helmets in celebration. Not at the podium, while the room waited for him to give the kind emotional reaction that came from a game, a season and a tenure full of emotion. But even if it wasn’t the overly dramatic press conference, Marrone knew how much this win meant to the Syracuse football program. Standing behind the podium, he symbolized the past, present and future of the program. ‘Just like Coach Mac used to tell me and our football team when I was a player,’ Marrone said. ‘(He) would always tell us, ‘Don’t ever mistake, part of the college experience is winning.’ We haven’t done that, and I always felt that it was my job to make sure we got over this hump.’ ‘This hump’ had been built for six long years without a bowl. And so the win Saturday meant something for the past. The glory days of Syracuse football. The team as it was under the direction of Dick MacPherson, who Marrone affectionately refers to as ‘Coach Mac.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text MacPherson and Marrone were together in Rutgers back in 1985 when Syracuse won its seventh game of that season. Syracuse went to the Cherry Bowl that year, its first bowl in — you guessed it — six years. Today MacPherson attends all of SU’s home games to provide radio commentary, but he rarely travels to a road game because he attends each of his grandson’s usual Friday night games at Christian Brothers Academy. But CBA’s season ended last weekend. And for this potentially special occasion, MacPherson made the trip. And he watched one of his former players lead the new rebirth of a program that hadn’t been to a bowl game in six years. There they were, 25 years later. MacPherson recognized the similarities. How much significance Saturday’s win had for the past of such a rich program. ‘This program was at a very high level at one time, two times,’ MacPherson said in a telephone interview Sunday. ‘As two years have gone by, I think the selection committee and the fans have started to realize that Syracuse football is in very good hands.’ ‘This hump’ was the culmination, for some SU players, of four long seasons of trials and tribulations that finally ended in triumph. Nine wins in the previous three seasons, compared with seven already this year. And so the win Saturday meant something for the present. When it became apparent that SU would come away with the victory, senior defensive tackle Anthony Perkins kneeled down in front of the Syracuse bench and pointed to the sky. Senior Da’Mon Merkerson and juniors Chandler Jones and Torrey Ball posed for the camera near them. This was their moment. Soon after, Perkins joined his teammates in the festivities, the highlight of which was when he and others simulated bowling their helmets in celebration of going bowling. Perkins wasn’t one to hide emotion. Pointing to the sky, the tears of joy came with, finally, something to be proud of. ‘For me, I couldn’t hold it in,’ Perkins said. ‘After the struggles that have taken place before I got here and in my early years, to finally get a bowl game on my side. ‘It’s just … euphoria.’ ‘This hump’ was finally conquered. And so this win means something for the future. As Perkins said, the win means the end of bowl talk. Even this season, with two games remaining and still a chance to win the Big East, the goals have changed. On to bigger and better things. Max Suter was asked how this win will be remembered 10 years from now. To Suter, it was all too simple. ‘It’s definitely going to be a big thing,’ Suter said. ‘This year, you know, we changed this program around. It hasn’t been like this in a long time, and finally we’re back to this bowl game.’ With all of the meaning for past, present and future, Marrone couldn’t help but show emotion. Even if it was only to his former head coach getting on the team bus. ‘The only person happier than him,’ MacPherson said, ‘was his wife.’ Brett LoGiurato is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm