0Shares0000Charles Leclerc and Ferrari have struggled to keep up with Mercedes, but the team is a ‘credible contender’, said CEO Louis Camilleri © POOL/AFP/File / ZURAB KURTSIKIDZEMILAN, Italy, May 7 – Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri insisted on Tuesday that the company’s Formula One team remained a “credible contender” despite a difficult start to the season.Ferrari dominated winter testing in Barcelona in February but have been outraced by great rivals Mercedes in the first four Grands Prix of the season. “The first races clearly did not meet our ambitions, but we remain confident that we have all the necessary assets to be a credible contender for the championship,” Camilleri said at the unveiling of the luxury car manufacturer’s better-than-expected quarterly results.Mercedes have made the best start in F1 history, sweeping the first two places in all four races. They have 173 points in the manufacturers’ ranking, 74 ahead of Ferrari.“We’ve proven that we have a fast car, and we are actively focused in improving its overall balance and performance,” Camilleri said before praising the drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, and the race staff.“We have the privilege to have two great drivers and a great team. We have a united, determined, serene and talented team both on the track and in Maranello, who will give their all to finally fulfil their ambitions.”Vettel is the best non-Mercedes driver in the individual standings with 52 points, but trails far behind Valtteri Bottas on 87 and champion Lewis Hamilton on 86.Hamilton had harsh words for Ferrari after the latest race in Baku.“Until they start to perform at the level we are now, then this is how it’s going to be,” he said. “They’re going to have to pick it up if they want to fight us.”Vettel, who was third in Azerbaijan, agreed.“He is right,” said Vettel. “We need to pick it up.“We have a good car, but we’re not using it to get the results we should be getting.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Families on the housing waiting list will be setting up their new homes in Gleann na Greine as the let is agreed on the Stranorlar local authority scheme.Twenty-one houses were built in the turnkey development at Gleann na Greine at Mullindrait – eighteen 3-bedroom houses and three 4-bedroom houses.The scheme was purchased under a €2.7 million investment from the government. The housing estate was built by a private developer and bought by the council. Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District Cllr Patrick McGowan has welcomed the new houses which were let to tenants today (Monday).He said: “Gleann na Greine is the first housing development in the Stranorlar Municipal District for a very long time and will help with rehousing those with the most need and longest in the waiting list.“I commend the Council housing staff for acquiring this turnkey development and appeal to Government to cut out a lot of the red tape and give the Council the funding and authority to build or buy more small schemes like this one.“I wish all the new tenants good health and happiness in their new homes,” said Cllr McGowan. Families move into 21 new homes in Stranorlar council scheme was last modified: November 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr patrick McGowanGleann na GreineMullindraitStranorlar
Advertisement Login/Register With: The TIFF board will establish a search committee to find a successor.How has the festival changed during your time there?When I started it was a relatively small event that tended to focus on English-language films like The Big Chill and Midnight Express – those were the films that made people sit up and pay attention. We tried to build up the Canadian presence because that was my specialty and I’d taught it at university and had written a number of books. Then we grew it as an international festival and went to Asia and Latin America, France, Italy and Germany. That was an uphill battle in the 80s and 90s.What was the challenge?Filmmakers want awards so the big European festivals had a leg-up on us. Non-competitive festivals can suffer. We had a wonderful Asian programmer called David Overbey who began cultural relationships with the likes of Wong Kar-Wai and Edward Yang in the 80s. These young filmmakers saw the benefits of Toronto as a platform. We got North American premieres then we began to get world premieres. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, will step down from his role at the end of 2018.After 35 years at the festival – first as programmer, then as artistic director for seven, and finally in his current role since 1994 – Handling looks back and casts an eye to the future.The longtime festival executive was an Amry brat who was born in Calgary and educated in England, with spells in Germany and Pakistan. He lived in Ottawa when he worked for 10 years at the Canadian Film Institute, before moving to Toronto in 1982 to join the festival.