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Bahrain GP: George Russell says he can win races in the right car

Bahrain GP: George Russell says he can win races in the right car

Sports
Britain's George Russell says he has proved he can fight for world titles and wants a car that will allow him to do that.Russell said: "That opportunity I had last year showed that when the pressure is on, when I am thrown into the deep end, I was able to do a pretty solid job."He added: "I got a small taste of being at the front. I believe in myself. I believe I'm capable."Russell is in the running for a Mercedes seat in 2022, with both Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas out of contract."I don't believe I'm the finished product yet," he told 5 Live Breakfast. "I believe I've still got to improve but I think I'm definitely capable of winning races and fighting for World Championships."Ultimately I need to find myself in a car and a team that I think will give me the best opportunity in...
Covid: ‘Virus going in right direction but not fast enough’

Covid: ‘Virus going in right direction but not fast enough’

Health
Getty ImagesScientists behind a study tracking coronavirus in England say there are signs of a "shallow decline" in infection levels but they remain high.And with not all regions seeing the same downward trend, pressure on health services is likely to continue.Some 1.57% of people had had the virus between 6 and 22 January - slightly down from 1.58% in early January, the researchers said.The estimate is based on swab tests of 168,000 people in households. Confirmed UK coronavirus cases, based on people with symptoms having tests, have fallen sharply since the start of the year - but surveillance studies such as this one, which test people at home with or without symptoms, are thought to provide a more accurate picture of the spread of the virus. Trends variedThe latest figures from Imperia...
Nilesh Shah says don’t be overweight on equities right now

Nilesh Shah says don’t be overweight on equities right now

Finance
MUMBAI: Kotak Mahindra Asset Management’s Managing Director, Nilesh Shah, believes that investors should not be “overweight” on equities at current valuations, and instead, should look at fair asset allocation strategies. “We are still not in a bubble zone, but there is a little bit of optimism,” Shah said in a virtual press conference today. At the end of December, the Nifty 50 index was valued at 21.7 times one-year forward earnings, a significant premium to the long-term average of 17.9 times. On concerns over the widening gap between the stock market and the real economy, Shah said that market is merely factoring in the positive economic future. India’s economy is expected to grow in double digits in 2021-22 helped by a low base of 2020-21 and normalisation of the economy from the COVI...
Paris 2024: UK Sport funding decisions signals shift towards greater diversity and winning ‘the right way’

Paris 2024: UK Sport funding decisions signals shift towards greater diversity and winning ‘the right way’

Sports
UK Sport decisions on funding for Paris 2024 signal a move towards greater diversity and winning "the right way", says chair Dame Katherine Grainger. British sports will receive £352m for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, split across 43 sports.New additions like surfing and skateboarding have been funded while some traditional sports have seen their budgets reduced."It is a really important and exciting moment," Grainger told BBC Sport."There are two key things - broader diversity and broader engagement and that winning is still important but how we win is equally crucial to everyone in the system."Everyone is on board to make sure that we win in the right way and that it isn't just a nice tagline to have."This isn't just a phase it is an evolution of the system and the how [we w...
William: Investigation into BBC Panorama interview with Diana ‘step in the right direction’

William: Investigation into BBC Panorama interview with Diana ‘step in the right direction’

Entertainment
Prince William has said he welcomes a new investigation into the BBC's 1995 Panorama interview with his mother, Princess Diana.The independent inquiry will be led by Lord Dyson, a former Master of the Rolls and head of civil justice, and is to begin straight away. The investigation will seek to discover how the corporation and journalist Martin Bashir got the scoop.In a statement, Kensington Palace said the Duke of Cambridge has tentatively welcomed the investigation, saying: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction. Image: Prince William has welcomed an investigation into the BBC Panorama interview "It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions...