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Formula 1 Grand Prix’s champion – Lewis Hamilton

The Istanbul phase of Formula 1, the world’s biggest motorsports event, had been completed. Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton has won the season’s 14th race in Formula 1 DHL Turkish Grand Prix.  The victory marks Hamilton’s fourth consecutive world championship and his 7th in total. With this win, Hamilton has also equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles. The awards were presented by Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sentop, the Speaker of Turkish Parliament. 

Last year with more than 15 million visitors, Istanbul became the 8th most attractive destination in the world and after 9 years, the city hosted Formula 1 once again. Over 2 billion people from 200 different countries watched the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix that was co-sponsored by Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and T.R. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (the two founding partner sponsors).

Noting that he loves and travels to Turkey’s Southern and Aegean coasts frequently in a statement, Lewis Hamilton said that he is impressed by the history of Turkey and the fact that each city in the country has different textures. Hamilton also said that there is no better place than Turkey for the championship. On his Twitter account, Hamilton shared his joy with a series of photos taken after he won the title and wrote, “A day I’ll never forget.” 

2 billion people watched the race on TV 

The video featuring Red Bull Racing and Alpha Tauri F1 teams were filmed at various places in Istanbul including July 15 Martyr’s Bridge, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Square. The video was first streamed on Formula 1’s social media accounts on Thursday, November the 12th. 

Formula 1 Grand Prix promotional videos were streamed first on F1’s official social media and then on numerous TV and YouTube channels. While the video promoting the collaboration between Formula 1  and GoTurkey got more than 2 million views on Turkey’s official tourism website’s YouTube account, the F1 promotional video got more than 5 million views on Formula 1’s official social media accounts. 

In addition to Formula 1, Turkey has previously hosted many global sports events, including the 2005 Champions League Final, the 2009 UEFA Cup Final, the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship, the 2017 EuroLeague Final Four, the 2019 UEFA Super Cup and most recently the 2020 WRC Rally Championship in September.

About Turkey

Located in the Mediterranean and connecting Asia and Europe continents that are separated by the famous Bosphorus, Turkey is a unique destination that welcomed more than 50 million tourists last year. The country that has always been a hub for cultural interaction and home to varying climates inspires the visitors today with its history, nature, and gastronomy that reflect the diversity of civilizations for centuries. Located at the crossroads of cultures, Turkey has a distinctive understanding of art & fashion which is the synthesis of tradition and modernity and its extremely dynamic shopping & entertainment life also attracts visitors from all over the world. Turkey implemented the “Safe Tourism Program” for the 2020 tourism season. The program that has been rapidly adopted by the key players in the industry,  defines a series of measures that must be taken across a vast range of related bodies including food & beverage, transportation and accommodation establishments to ensure the health and well-being of facility personnel and guests, both local and foreign.

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Mitch Evans Wins First Formula E Race for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in Rome

Mitch Evans made history for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, claiming the team’s first ever ABB FIA Formula E win in Rome. It is Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991.

During a qualifying session plagued with intermittent rain showers, an impressive performance from Mitch saw the Kiwi driver clinch P2 from Super Pole. Teammate Alex claimed a ninth place qualifying, before being penalised for exceeding the maximum power limit and started at P21.

An early collision at turn 17/18 caused a pile up of several cars and brought out a red flag.

Mitch drove confidently at the restart and managed to overtake Andre Lotterer with Attack Mode at turn 11 for the lead of the race. Despite Lotterer activating Attack More a lap later, the Kiwi driver defended well and held onto his first win in the series.

The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team will now prepare for the Paris E-Prix on 27 April.

Mitch Evans commented about the win:

“This feels beautiful. It was a fantastic race. The first few laps were tricky in the wet. After the red flag I just wanted to stay steady. From early on I felt comfortable and my energy management was ahead of target so we decided to use it when it mattered. I wanted to use Attack Mode when Lotterer didn’t have it to gain that power difference. We had great pace from the beginning, so I really felt confident out there today.

It’s been years since I had a win, so this really feels amazing. I’m so happy for the team, for everyone at Panasonic Jaguar Racing for all their hard work and to Jaguar Land Rover for their support over the past three seasons. This has really come at a great time.”

New Brian Justin Crum Video


Brian Justin Crum, best known as the powerhouse vocalist from America’s Got Talent (Season 11) and now America’s Got Talent: Champions, has just dropped a new video “We Are The Champions,” fresh on the heels of his big win. Check out his winning performance of “Your Songhere.

The show-stopping talent, who garnered millions of views from his performances of Queen, Michael Jackson, Radiohead and Phil Collins –generated some of the highest online statistics seen by the show’s talent. He also won the hearts of the audience who resonated with his story of being an overweight, bullied, gay teen. He strongly supports anti-bullying and LGBT efforts.   

Check out “We Are The Championshere.

Crum also appears in the Queen musical ballet “Somebody To Love on February 14.

He will be releasing singles, video and a new album this year. Follow @brianjustincrum


Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona’s U.S. Senate Seat

By Reid Urban

Arizona is finally getting its first female U.S. senator.

Democrat Krysten Sinema rode a wave of Maricopa County voters, as well as voters from her opponent Martha McSally’s congressional district in Tucson, to give her the edge and the eventual win for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat that was being vacated by Jeff Flake.

The Associated Press called the race for Sinema Monday night and McSally ceded, tweeting congratulations to Sinema.

Sinema will become the first woman in the state’s 106-year history to take a seat in the U.S. Senate.

So how did Sinema manage to win? She played towards the moderate Republican voters, the independent voters, and the suburban women, who were anxious about the polarizing politics in the era of President Donald Trump. That gave her the advantage in the urban areas of Arizona. It was too great for McSally to make up.

Sinema maintained that lead on Monday and grew even more with the latest batch of early ballots. With that, she defeated the Republicans’ hopes of maintaining the seat.

Deposit to WIN a Defender 90 soft-top by Arkonik

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For the first time ever, Arkonik is giving away a Defender 90 soft-top (worth over $130k) to one client to accompany their custom order upon delivery. So if you’ve been thinking about creating your perfect custom Defender, now is the time to make that dream a reality.

The first 30 people to make a 25% deposit before the 30th September 2018 will be entered into a competition to win a unique D90 curated by the team at Arkonik HQ.

Visit the website for full details here.

Arkonik are Land Rover Defender specialists based in the heart of England, exporting to the USA and Canada since 2007. They are collaborating with carefully selected partners to create a one of a kind Defender in a dazzling shade of Firesand Orange offset with an Exmoor Trim black canvas soft-top. Externally the edition will feature KBX wing-top vents and Sawtooth alloy wheels supplied by BEARMACH shod with BFGoodrich AT tyres. Internally this stunning truck will feature black leather with orange stitch seating, matching door cards and Arkon X steering wheel by Exmoor Trim. This premium interior will also include black aluminium gear knobs and door furniture as well as one of Exmoor Trim’s new Lock Boxes.

If you are one of the first 30 people to place your order, you will need to complete your entry by answering the following question: “Describe your perfect day in your Arkonik D90 Soft Top”. The competition will be judged by Pat Ward – Ex Head of Sales at Jaguar Land Rover USA

Pat will judge the entries based on originality, creativity and the overall quality. Judging will take place in the week beginning 1st October 2018 and the winner will be notified no later than the 14th October 2018!

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Randall Bell x “Me We Do Be”

Why do some people dive, some survive and others thrive? The answer, Randall Bell, Ph.D., reveals, is surprisingly simple: choices. 


Bell, a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, has developed an easy-to-follow formula for authentic growth and success based upon 25 years of behavioral research. 


In his book, Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success, Bell masterfully interweaves stories from his consulting work on high-profile cases — including Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, and O.J. Simpson — with findings from behavioral studies and his own survey of 5,000 people to reveal the daily habits that can make or break both personal and professional growth and success. 


In Me We Do Be, Bell explains that all behaviors can be organized into four cornerstones: 

•    Me is quality thinking that builds wisdom.

•    We habits form quality relationships. 

•    Do actions build productivity.

•    Be designs the future. 


There is no one-size-fits-all definition of success. For some, it’s making money. For others it’s having a loving family, winning a competition, completing a degree or beating cancer. The power of Me We Do Be is that it connects all the dots and creates a fresh perspective for moving forward, allowing readers to define what success means to them as individuals, while sharing the foundational elements that apply to everyone. 


Previously, the author led a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest consulting firm. He has consulted on hundreds of cases, including the Flight 93 Crash Site, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina and the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll. 


Often a guest of the media, Bell has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight and by newscasters on every major television network. 


Please see Dr. Bell in a recent appearance on The Today Show.


Robert G. Allen, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Creating Wealth: “A fascinating blend of personal anecdotes from Dr. Bell’s vast professional experience interspersed with powerful quotes, insights and a timeless list of valuable habits designed to improve any life. There are many golden nuggets in here.” 


Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Mirror Test: “Some think that complex problems require complex solutions. This is not always true. The four cornerstones of Me We Do Be are a simple, effective way to ignite passion in any life or business!”


Steve Alten, New York Times Best-Selling Author: “Eye-opening … Randall Bell’s Me We Do Be is as inspiring as Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich.” 


Bob Proctor, Best-Selling Author of You Were Born Rich: “Me We Do Be shows how the little things we do can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life; it’s that one small adjustment that can make the difference between winning and losing. Read, learn and act on the great information provided in this book.” 


For more information on Randall Bell and his motivational book, please visit the website:


Available online and at fine bookstores everywhere.

Sweet’N Low Spreads Holiday Cheer

Now through December 23, Sweet’N Low® is hosting the Spread Sweet Holiday Cheer Sweepstakes, allowing fans to enter here for a chance to win daily and weekly prizes such as gift cards, kitchen appliances, premium glassware and more. Each winner will receive two prize packs – one for themselves and one for a friend.  It doesn’t get sweeter than that!

This is a perfect chance to win some fun prizes to give to a loved one, as well as to treat themselves.

​Guns N’ Roses Tour

The Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime tour is winding down, and the band is taking their final act to Europe, with 18 shows that are scheduled across 14 European countries.
Dates for the tour’s last leg are on the Guns N’ Roses official website, along with the venue for each show. The series of shows will begin on 3 June 2018 at the Olympiastadion in Germany and end on 21 July 2018 at the Ullevi Stadium in Sweden.


Back at the Park

The show on 9 June 2018 will be extra special for UK fans as GNR will headline the famed Download Festival, a three-day spectacle held at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

The band’s last visit at Donington Park was both memorable and controversial. An account of the day’s events by Virtual Festival discussed how an unruly crowd threw bottles on the stage, with one hitting then-bassist Tommy Stinson. Axl Rose then slipped on a wet surface, prompting him to storm out, before coming back out and warning the crowd sternly that he would leave if the rowdiness persisted. The crowd calmed long enough for GNR to finish their set, and Rose at one point told fans “I’m actually having quite a good time now!”

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Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour

Date Market Venue

3 June 2018                 Berlin (Germany)               Olympiastadion

6 June 2018              Odense (Denmark)                     Dyrskuepladsen

9 June 2018 Donington (England) Donington Park

12 June 2018 Gelsenkirchen (Germany) Veltins-Arena


About Guns N’ Roses

Guns N Roses are one of the most iconic acts ever to come out of the 80s LA rock scene, and their seminal Appetite for Destruction is a must-have for rock fans. It is number 62 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and as the brief review of the album notes, GNR when firing on all cylinders “left all other Eighties metal bands looking like poodle-haired pretenders.”

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The band released four more albums before Slash and McKagan left the band in the mid-1990s. It took two decades for the original members (minus Izzy Stradlin) to reunite on stage, much to the delight of hardcore GNR fans who have stood by the band through all these years despite long stretches of inactivity and several line-up changes.

Seeing the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses was once just a pipedream for most fans. At one point only Axl Rose was left from the 1987 Appetite for Destruction line-up. It wasn’t just fans looking back at the band’s heyday, in 2015 it was reported that James Franco was working on a film about the early days of GNR. Outside of the proposed film, the band also has a strong digital presence. The Guns N’ Roses video slot game on Slingo is popular among fans as it is a reminder of the original GNR, with images that fans can identify right away like Slash’s guitar, Rose’s whistle and the trademark padded mic. It even gives a nod to the band’s seminal Appetite for Destruction album. While the film and game kept the hopes of the fans alive, in 2016 GNR answered their prayers by reforming.

The band’s reunion has been wildly successful, and GNR fans in Europe are no doubt looking forward to the tour’s final act. After that who knows? Maybe a new album?



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$1-3k reporting and engagement grants, all-expenses-paid health journalism training

In this era of dwindling newsroom resources, we’ve got a proposition for you: come spend five days with us at USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism learning about how race, ethnicity, education level and socioeconomic status influence health, and go home with a $1,000 reporting grant (and, for five journalists, community engagement grants of $2,000 as well!)

The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s will bring 20 journalists to USC March 18-22, 2018 for the all-expenses-paid 2018 California Fellowship.

The Fellowship will take an in-depth look at how socioeconomic status interacts with community conditions to affect an individual’s prospects for health and also examine how California is responding to the uncertainties wrought by a new Administration, especially with regard to Californians who rely on Medi-Cal, federal subsidies and safety net clinics.

The $1,000 reporting grant is meant to help with the costs of producing a substantive explanatory or investigative project on a health issue important to your community. Each Fellow will also receive six months of mentoring by a senior journalist. And up to five Fellows will receive an additional $2,000 for community engagement, as well as six months of specialized mentoring on creative ways to involve their communities in their reporting and maximize the impact of their work. Recent projects have focused not just on traditional health topics, but sex ed controversies and the impacts of gang violence, toxic stress, environmental contaminants and the opioid epidemic.

The Fellowship week is jam-packed with workshops, seminars and field trips that will help you understand the relationship between a community’s health and the health of the individuals who live there. From experts in various fields and prize-winning journalists, Fellows learn new ways of thinking about the health of their communities — and effective ways of explaining them to their audiences. Each Fellowship also features a half-day project workshop for Fellows and their editors, whom we bring in at our expense.

Many Fellowship projects have won awards (including a Pulitzer Prize) and helped Fellows advance their careers. 2017 Fellow Antonia Cereijido of Latino USA said, “Especially at a time when it feels like journalists can’t keep up with the news, pulling back to think holistically about something as important as health offers an opportunity to reorient and better understand what direction you want your reporting to take.” Monica Velez of the Merced Sun-Star said, “I learned there is a lot more to health care than insurance and how important patient stories are.”

Who Can Apply

The Fellowship is open to print, broadcast and online journalists from California, as well as journalists based elsewhere who contribute to California media outlets or to national outlets with a California footprint. Both newsroom staffers and freelance contributors are encouraged to apply. And it’s not just health reporters we’re looking for. We define health very broadly. Through past Fellowships, general assignment reporters as well as education, criminal justice, county and state government and environmental reporters have found new ways to think about their coverage. 2017 Fellow Mackenzie Mays, an education reporter for the Fresno Bee, said, “The program has helped me think outside the box, particularly when it comes to community engagement and reaching new audiences. As someone who does not cover health, the workshop has made me think of the many ways health can spill over into other parts of people’s lives.”

To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets.

For more information about how to apply, visit CenterforHealthJournalism.orgor email Martha Shirk at The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. We strongly encourage a conversation about your proposed project before you apply.