Bottas beats Hamilton to take pole position at Bahrain GP

first_img“I feel I’m now in the game,” he said.Bottas left Williams to join Mercedes this season as an emergency replacement for German driver Nico Rosberg — Keke Rosberg’s son — who quit F1 just days after winning the title last year. Bottas has 10 podiums with a best finish of second.Moments after they had climbed out of their cars, Hamilton grabbed Bottas, hugged him and shook him firmly by the hand.“Valtteri found some great pace,” Hamilton said.Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth, with Ferrari’s Raikkonen fifth ahead of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.Although not as hot as Friday, drivers still had to deal with afternoon track temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) during P3. By the evening, the heat had dropped off to a more comfortable 30 C (86 F) — similar conditions to Sunday’s race, which starts at dusk and ends under floodlights.Hamilton and Vettel are level at the top of the championship standings. In an exciting start to the season, both have one win and one second-placed finish each, with Vettel winning in Melbourne and Hamilton responding in Shanghai.“It’s great how close it is between the teams, it brings out the best in each driver,” Hamilton said. “The more drivers you have in the mix, the more intense it gets.”Hamilton won in Bahrain in 2014 and 2015, on his way to his second and third world titles with Mercedes. Vettel won in 2012 and 2013 during a glittering run of four straight titles with Red Bull.Five drivers are eliminated from the first two parts of qualifying — Q3 and Q2 — to leave the best 10 in Q1. Hamilton topped Q3 and Q2. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “It took a few races, but hopefully it’s the first of many,” said Bottas, who is competing in his 80th F1 race but only his third with Mercedes. “I’m getting better with the set-up of the car. Feeling more comfortable.”Bottas became the first Finnish driver to take pole since Heikki Kovalainen at the British GP in 2008 — the race after Kimi Raikkonen’s pole at the French GP — and the fifth overall. Keke Rosberg and Mika Hakkinen also qualified first during their careers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s a lot of races without a Finn on pole,” Bottas said.Bottas also denied Hamilton his 64th pole. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, from left to right, pose after the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. APSAKHIR, Bahrain — Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton right at the end of qualifying on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) to take pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It was the first pole in Bottas’ career.Hamilton took pole in the first two races of the season, and had the leading time until Bottas beat him on the last lap.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska towncenter_img “It was definitely possible to be a bit further forward,” Verstappen said. “But last time I started a bit further behind and ended on the podium so anything is possible.” In a boost for Renault, both drivers made the top 10, with German Nico Hulkenberg seventh and Briton Jolyon Palmer 10th.But McLaren’s frustrations continued.The team struggled last year after switching back to Honda engines and it looks like things are getting worse. Fernando Alonso and teammate Stoffel Vandoorne have not scored a point yet.Alonso, a two-time world champion, did not even make it into Q2 after his engine’s power unit broke down. He will start from 15th and needs a new engine for the race.“It’s a shame,” the Spanish driver said.Vandoorne starts from 17th, making it unlikely that McLaren will get in the points here.Carlos Sainz Jr. had shown good speed during practice, but qualified 16th as his Toro Rosso was hit by a power failure late in Q1.In the third and final practice, Verstappen narrowly beat Hamilton — but the 19-year-old Dutchman could not carry that into qualifying.Still, starting from sixth on the grid will not faze him.Last weekend, Verstappen started from 16th on the grid and finished third. 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Four tenths was a lot more than I expected, given how good the lap felt.”The 27-year-old Bottas will now aim for his first win.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

FINA re-elects top two officials

first_img Fresh allegations BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP): Despite fresh bribery allegations on top of long-standing accusations of wrongdoing, Kuwaiti official Husain al-Musallam was re-elected for another term as senior vice-president of swimming’s world governing body, FINA, yesterday. “Nothing happened against FINA rules. It’s very difficult to do anything. We’re monitoring the situation, but we have no, proof of anything,” the swimming body’s executive director, Cornel Marculescu, told The Associated Press. FINA delegates also re-elected the 81-year-old Julio Maglione of Uruguay for a third term as president, two years after the organisation changed its rules to remove its age limit. “The decision of the assembly of FINA was to decide we don’t have age limits,” said Maglione, who defeated the president of European aquatics federation, Paolo Barelli, for an expected victory at FINA’s election congress on the sidelines of the world championships in Budapest. Barelli complained that he wasn’t allowed to speak to the bureau before the vote. He said that that essentially ended any hopes he had of persuading the governing body to make a change at the top. Maglione has been in charge since 2009. “You must be crazy!” he answered when asked if he planned on stepping down mid-term so that al-Musallam could take over the top position. “I was elected for four years.” Al-Musallam ran unopposed after FINA cleared the Kuwaiti official on Wednesday for re-election despite fresh allegations made by British daily The Times and German magazine Der Spiegel that he sought payoffs from sponsorship deals through the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2012. “This is only allegations. I am a sportsman. The OCA and the committee of FINA, the committee that investigates, they did an investigation and there was no wrongdoing on anything,” al-Musallam told the AP. “People think I am bad. People think I am good. This is normal. We are humans at the end of the day. Let’s enjoy the championships now.” Al-Musallam is next in line to take over should Maglione be unable to fulfil his duties. “We witnessed a very transparent election. We witnessed very transparent amendments to the constitution. We witnessed a very transparent debate,” al-Musallam said.last_img read more

Official Government Gazette

first_imgThe GoL announces with profound regret the death in his 72 year of: Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh former Chairman, National Muslim Council of Liberia; Secretary General and Chairman, Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) respectively; Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); Associate Magistrate, LAMCO, Yekepa, Nimba County; Associate Magistrate and Secretary General, Liberia Muslim Union, Nimba County; Renowned Muslim Cleric; Patriot; Senior Citizen; Devout Muslim; Dedicated Public Servant; Republic of Liberia.This sad mournful event occurred at the hour of 5 O’clock post meridian at his residence in Topoe Village, Gardnesville, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, after a period of illness.The late Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh was born on February 4, 1944 in Saclepea, Nimba County, Liberia, unto the blessed union of Mr. Fombo Konneh and Mrs. Madoye Kromah. His parents predeceased him. He embraced the Muslim Religion at an early age and became a devoted and renowned Muslim Cleric.This astute statesman dedicated his life to public service and religious coexistence. He was a self-educated public servant who started his professional career from 1972 to 1977 as an Associate Magistrate in LAMCO, Yekepa in Nimba County. The following year, Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh moved to Sanniquellie and served again as an Associate Magistrate and Secretary General of the Liberia Muslim Union concomitantly in Nimba County. Giving his valuable contributions to public service, particularly in the judiciary, he became Commissioner of Ganta Township in 1979. He moved to Monrovia in 1981 and became a member of the Muslim Congress of Liberia and eventually served as its Secretary General in 1982. He succeeded the late Sheikh Rashid Sheriff as Chairman of the National Muslim Council, a position he held until his demise on July 20, 2015.While serving in these capacities, Sheikh Kafumba Konneh worked tirelessly with his fellow compatriots form various religious denominations under the banner of the Inter-Faith Mediation Council which engaged the warring factions in the Liberian civil crisis for a peaceful resolution. He was instrumented in negotiating numerous peace agreements, including the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement that finally brought peace to Liberia. In 2006, Shiekh Kafumba Konneh was appointed as Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia, which was mandated to investigate the root of the Liberian crisis from 1979 to 2003 and to reconcile victims and perpetrators. Sheikh Konneh worked as a full time Commissioner responsible for investigating Liberian history and identifying errors, and was oversight Commissioner for Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu counties. He was also one of the commissioners known to have attended all of the hearings of the TRC, both in Liberia and abroad.This surely demonstrated his commitment to working for peace and reconciliation in Liberia.Since the completion of work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Sheikh Konneh Had been engaged with strengthening the National Muslim Council and the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia in ensuring that both organizations would have the necessary capacities to breed new leaders to continue the work for peace and religious coexistence in Liberia.The Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh was a father, grandfather, a prominent Muslim Cleric and leader, a skillful negotiator and mediator, a true public servant a repository of Islamic and Liberian history.He was joined in customary matrimony with four wives, the unions of which were blessed with 13 children.With the passing of Sheik Konneh, his family has lost a loving and caring father; his comrades, a strong source of inspiration and courage; and the Muslim Community a renowned Muslim Cleric and Government of Liberia, a dedicated public servant.The late Sheikh leaves to mourn his loss his four widows, thirteen children, and sixteen grandchildren with a host of other relatives and friends both at home and abroad.As a mark of last respect and tribute to the late Sheikh Kafumba Famod Konneh former Chairman, National Muslim Council of Liberia; Secretary General and Chairman, Inter-religious Council of Liberia (IRCL), respectively; Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); Associate Magistrate, LAMCO Yekepa, Nimba County; Associate Magistrate and Secretary general, Liberia Muslim Union, Nimba County; Renowned Muslim Cleric; Patriot; Senior Citizen; Devout Muslim; Dedicated Public Servant; Republic of Liberia, it is hereby ordered and directed that on the day of interment, the national ensign of the Republic of Liberia be flown at half-mast from all public buildings in Montserrado and Nimba Counties from 8:o’clock ante-meridian to 6:oclock post-meridian.On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the hour of 12noon, funeral rites over the remains of the late Shiekh Kafumba Famod Konneh were held at the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium, followed by interment in Samukai Town, Caldwell, Montserrado County, Liberia. By order of the President:Augustine Kpehe NgafuanMinister of Foreign AffairsMinistry of Foreign AffairsMonrovia, LiberiaJuly 21, 2015Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peddling…

first_img…a “Green State”Whether the next elections are held in this year or the next, what we know for sure is it’ll be preceded by the longest elections campaign in our history!! The irony, of course, is that it was kicked off by the possibility that there could’ve been the SHORTEST campaign in history, if the Constitution had been respected by the PNC-Government on the NCM, with its order that elections be held in three months.Suddenly, Government Ministers are hurtling like yo-yos from one end of the country to the other, handing out goodies like tropical Santa Clauses, complete with the obligatory “ho-ho-ho’s”!! But unlike Santa, who moves around via low cost reindeer that subsist on lichens, this lot has access to top-of-the-line trans-p whether via the sky, water or land. Cost is no problem, of course, since it’s all at the expense of the State (meaning your taxes, and mine) under the fig leaf of “Government outreach” missions!!But the campaign isn’t limited to “touch the flesh” initiatives…they’ve even launched what’s in all respects their manifesto-in-instalments. Their latest insert is on “The Green State Development Strategy: Vision2040”. (GSDS) Now we all know the PPP under Bharrat Jagdeo had wowed the entire world when he launched the groundbreaking “Low Carbon Development Strategy” (LCDS) that became a model for sustainable development under the constraints of climate change.Between 2009 and 2015 (when they demitted office) the PPP had implemented a host of initiatives that gave life to the strategy. One of them was the agreement honed with Norway which led to US$250 million being transferred into our economy for holding our deforestation rate down. It was a win-win proposition for us, since our deforestation rates were well under the proposed cap and we ended up not with just the money, but an institutionalised mechanism for monitoring or deforestation rate along with sustainable programmes that benefitted our hinterland citizens.The PNC never even mentioned in their manifesto the need for an overarching strategy on a climate-sensitive development strategy. But in trying to get their hands on the last tranche of the Norway Fund of US$80 million that was earmarked for the Amaila Falls Hydro-electric Project, they had to “confirm devotion” to the LCDS! And this was the birth of their GSDS! An new name because they just didn’t want to admit they were following the vision of Jagdeo!!Initially, they’d proposed a 15-year implementation programme – which would run to 2032, but that’s now pushed back to 2040.Not surprising, since all they did for the first three years was just paint Government buildings green!!…hysteriaThere’s no question that the PNC’s running scared of Jagdeo. Very scared. And it’s not too difficult to see why”: he’s been running circles around them politically and making then look like amateurs! They thought the CCJ ruling was the end of the longest serving Guyanese President – who was still just 51. But they forgot that as the General Secretary of the PPP Jagdeo has an institutionalised platform to have an input into the political system!!So what the PNC’s now decided is to intimidate Jagdeo by stifling his right to free speech. They took a snippet of his remarks at Dr Jagan’s death anniversary at Babu Jaan, where – in the context of the Government firing 4000 Berbician sugar workers and the then incipient illegality of the PNC regime because of the NCM – he advised the audience to not make them feel welcome.And because of this the CID just visited his office to make good on their threat to charge him with “incitement”!!Maybe Jagdeo should’ve told the Berbicians to “mala” the PNC leaders??…deceitOh what a tangled web we weave…!! The Housing Minister and her Pastor/Contractor husband are trapped in the web of deceit on the CH&PA contracts the latter received!!Confession, they’d know, is good for the soul!! Try it!!last_img read more

TOP RESULTS FOR BLUES AT GRAND PRIX

first_imgThird-year veteran Rachael Parsons also picked up an victory, winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.14. Masse, the 2017 world champion and world record holder in the 100 backstroke, won both the 100 (59.38) and 200 (2:09.94) backstroke events, while Genich placed first in both the 100 butterfly (1:00.24) and 200 butterfly (2:13.39).  Print Friendly Version The University of Toronto Varsity Blues swimming teams competed at the Grand Prix, January 19-20, at Varsity Pool.Full Results Leading Toronto’s men was fifth-year veteran Eli Wall. The Ottawa native touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.84) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.35). Also picking up victories was sophomore Matthew Mac in the 200 butterfly (2:07.61) and Cameron Kidd in the 50 freestyle (23.41.center_img Story Links The Varsity Blues continue weekend action, hosting the Winter Invitational, January 20-21, at Varsity Pool.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Leading Toronto’s women were fourth-year veteran Kylie Masse and sophomore standout Hannah Genich.last_img read more

Hamilton inspired to victory by brave cancer boy

first_img0Shares0000Centre of attention: Lewis Hamilton takes a selfie with his team after winning the Spanish Grand Prix © AFP / Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, May 12 – Lewis Hamilton said he was inspired to victory in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix by receiving a humbling message from a five-year-old boy who is fighting cancer.The defending five-time world champion said the message from Harry Shaw, who is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, helped him defeat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas who beat him to pole in a “nightmare” qualifying session on Saturday. Hamilton said that, after being outpaced by Bottas, the message was a welcome boost to his spirits.“Yesterday was a difficult day, but I arrived today and I got this great message from this young kid called Harry and he just became my spirit and that was my inspiration,” Hamilton told Sky Sports after winning ahead of Bottas to return to the top of the world championship.“When I woke up, I was a bit lost and kind of ‘how’s today going to go?’ and then I saw that message and I was like ‘I see you Harry – I’ve got you’.“So I want to dedicate this one to Harry, if you are watching, and sending you the love.”Hamilton told reporters that after being outpaced to pole by Bottas at three consecutive events, he intended to analyse his one-lap performances.“Yesterday, it was a bit of a nightmare,” he said. “But luckily race pace has generally been quite good for me. I’ve been really happy and comfortable generally in the races.”After a fifth successive Mercedes one-two, Hamilton said he hoped that Ferrari would recover their form and mount a serious challenge to Mercedes.Centre of attention: Lewis Hamilton takes a selfie with his team after winning the Spanish Grand Prix © AFP / Vincent LEFAIHamilton was linked with a future move to Ferrari on Sunday when Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff said that scenario had been discussed during contract talks last year.– Hamilton to Ferrari? –“I prefer it when they are in the mix with us,” he said. “I prefer the races where, for example Bahrain, they’re on the front row. I love that. Especially when we’re kind of intertwined.“The last couple of years that’s what we’ve had and from a driver’s point of view and a team’s point of view it’s much better.”Earlier Sunday, Wolff told reporters that he and Hamilton had discussed a future switch from Mercedes to Ferrari during contract talks and he stressed that it was important and “no drama” to be respectful and open-minded on the subject.“We had the discussion when we negotiated the last contract and I think that you just have to be open-minded and understand that drivers will explore opportunities that exist and benchmark themselves,” said Wolff.“You have simply to acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive one day at Ferrari. It’s the most iconic, historic brand out there and I respect a driver if he has the desire to drive at Ferrari.“We have discussed it within the team and with Lewis and we have agreed on the topic.”Hamilton, 34, is under contract with Mercedes until the end of next year.By then, he may have equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ titles and be ready to retire to pursue his interests in fashion and music -– or focus on one last big challenge on the track.However, Wolff made clear that Hamilton has not expressed any desire to leave Mercedes.“We are providing him with a car that is capable of achieving his objectives. I think if we continue to have a car that is on that level, there is no reason to go -– and we would love him to stay.“If, one day, our ways part, it will be very positive and each of us will try to achieve success with a different set-up so no drama.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

G4S loses Sh9.95b over Olympics fiasco

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, February 12 – British security giant G4S is to lose £70 million ($110 million, 82 million euros, Sh9.95b) over its failure to provide enough guards for the London Olympics, the company said on Tuesday.The firm had previously estimated that it would lose £50 million over the fiasco, which forced the British government to draft in 4,700 troops at the last minute to help guard the Games. The company, which has spent months negotiating a compensation deal with the Games organisers, said it also incurred extra costs of about £18 million relating to charitable donations, fees, sponsorship and marketing.Chief executive Nick Buckles said: “The UK government is an important customer for the group and we felt that it was in all of our interests to bring this matter to a close in an equitable and professional manner without the need for lengthy legal proceedings.”G4S faced an inquiry by British lawmakers after it announced just days before the Olympics that it could not completely fulfil its £284-million contract to provide 10,400 security staff for venues.Buckles faced pressure to resign over the fiasco, which claimed the job of two other top G4S executives.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Costa, Remy out of Old Trafford clash

first_img“Loic has a muscular injury. I don’t know the dimension and I’m not worried. When a player is injured, play another one,” said Chelsea manager Mourinho following Tuesday’s comprehensive win at Stamford Bridge.Asked whether Costa would be available, he added: “No, I don’t expect him to be.”Mourinho insisted he was not concerned at his dwindling attacking options despite admitting before the Maribor game Drogba was not yet ready to play a full 90 minutes.Drogba was introduced in place of Remy against the Slovenians and capped his display with his side’s second goal from the penalty spot, the striker’s first for Chelsea since returning to Stamford Bridge during the last transfer window.“I was not expecting him to play 75 minutes tonight (Tuesday),” Mourinho said. “I spoke with him yesterday and we spoke about 30 minutes. But the circumstances were he had to go on.– Chelsea don’t cry – “He was comfortable to play 75 minutes. It was very, very important for Didier. The best thing for a player to improve his condition is to play,” the Portuguese boss explained.He added: “We are playing well, we are getting good results. We don’t cry about injuries. It’s our philosophy, we don’t cry. We just think one injury means an opportunity for somebody else.”Drogba was given the opportunity to score his first Chelsea goal since converting the decisive penalty in the 2012 Champions League final shoot-out when Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s designated penalty taker, responded to the veteran’s request to take the spot-kick.Mourinho said he was unhappy at the switch but accepted Drogba’s strike will provide the player with a major boost.“Players like to score goals. Strikers like to score goals,” said Mourinho. “He was not for a long time on the pitch in previous matches.“His last goal for Chelsea was the most important goal in the history of the club.He added: “I was surprised that Eden Hazard gave the ball to Didier Drogba for the penalty. I wasn’t particularly pleased, no. I have my choices and Hazard is number one. Because it was a goal, I was happy.“I don’t like. They have the freedom to do it. They can do it, but he has to score.”Drogba’s 22nd minute penalty put Chelsea two up and John Terry added a third goal before the break.Chelsea maintained the momentum in the second half with a Mitja Viler own goal and two efforts from Hazard, the first a penalty, completing the victory.Victory put Chelsea two points clear at the head of group G but Mourinho said it was too soon to talk of the Champions League trophy returning to Stamford Bridge.“We are in the group phase,” he said. “We play three matches. To be in the final you have to play 12 and qualify for the final. Long way to go. I think it’s premature to speak about that.Maribor coach Ante Simundza said: “A team like Chelsea has great individuals and that can make you look lost. But we were hit by three goals on the break.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, October 22- Jose Mourinho insisted he was not worried by the prospect of running short of forward options ahead of Sunday’s visit to Manchester United after confirming Loic Remy and Diego Costa will both miss Chelsea’s trip to Old Trafford.Remy limped out of the Blues’ comprehensive 6-0 Champions League victory over Maribor after scoring the 14th minute opening goal and with Costa sidelined with a hamstring injury, Didier Drogba will start for the Premier League leaders against Louis van Gaal’s side despite Mourinho admitting the veteran is not fully match fit.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP search for missing 15 year-old

first_imgAnyone with information are asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. UPDATE: Cst. Jaime Ekkel with the Dawson Creek RCMP says that Elizabeth Hennigar has been located safe and sound.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for the public’s help to find a missing 15 year-old.Elizabeth Hennigar was reported missing to the Dawson Creek RCMP on Thursday April 27.  Hennigar was last seen around 8 a.m. April 27 and Police believe she maybe trying to travel to Quesnel, B.C.- Advertisement -She was last seen with a black suitcase, carrying a three foot tall white teddy bear.Hennigar is described as:Caucasian5 feet tall110 poundsShort Blonde HairLast wearing blue jeans and a pink shirtThe RCMP have not released a photo of Elizabeth.  If a photo is released to the media, we will update this story.Advertisementlast_img read more

Theft of war veteran’s scooter cowardly act

first_imgWhen I talked to Harvey on Tuesday, he was down. He and his wife, Rolla, had just gotten back from the market. “She shopped, I sat out in the car,” Harvey said. “I couldn’t get around to help her, and that makes me mad.” A detective from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division had been by his Winnetka apartment earlier in the day to pick up a copy of the security tape, but Harvey knew it was a longshot he’d ever see his Hover Around scooter again. He’s probably right. But there’s no harm in trying to help police find the guy. The thief doesn’t know Harvey from a hill of beans, which is a shame because he could learn a thing or two from this classy, old veteran. The apartment’s security camera caught the thief sneaking into the parking garage at 6 a.m. – after a car pulled out and before the security gate closed. He looked to be a teenager or in his early 20s, wearing a checkered jacket with a hood and light pants. Five minutes later, the same security camera caught him wheeling Harvey Rose’s bright red scooter out onto the sidewalk. Stealing the legs of an 82-year-old World War II veteran who fought at Guadalcanal. He could learn about courage, devotion and honesty – the kind of attributes a guy sneaking around apartment garages at 6 a.m. looking to steal things obviously doesn’t have. The first time I met Harvey, he took me to school for being so hard on the Sepulveda VA where he receives services. He didn’t want people confusing the good job the rank-and-file staff and volunteers at the VA were doing with the poor job of the bureaucrats running the place and cutting back on veterans services. He had just been over to the VA hoping to get a ramp built to help him get his scooter into his van so he and Rolla could get out more together. “I was told to pull my van around back,” Harvey said. “A couple of guys came out and welded on an automatic lift for me. It was more than I ever expected. I’m free to go any place I want now.” Until last week. It’s tough for Harvey to be angry like this. It runs counter to his nature. If there’s a laugh to be found, Harvey Rose will usually find it. “What’d you do in the war?” I asked him. “I won it, that’s what I did,” he said, smiling. “Without me, they didn’t stand a chance.” Truth is guys like Harvey did win the war. He was an Army staff sergeant who fought at Guadalcanal and the invasion of the Philippines, where he and his men saw 165 days of combat in the Pacific. As a young man, he was busy saving the world, not sneaking around parking garages looking to steal things. After the war, Harvey married Rolla in 1949 and began a successful career designing hotels and popular restaurants, like La Scala. “I’ve always said that being married to Harvey was like being married to Jerry Lewis,” Rolla said Wednesday. “He’s always had a wonderful sense of humor. “But this thing has really devastated him.” If you see a young guy riding around on a candy apple red scooter with the right-side rearview mirror missing, give LAPD Detective Jim Thornton a call at (818) 374-7756. For Harvey Rose. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more