Last night, AC/DC brought their run with vocalist Axl Rose to a close. The tour wound it’s way across the world before finishing up in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center, with Rose replacing long-time vocalist Brian Johnson after he was forced to retire due to his deteriorating hearing.Original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was also forced to retire earlier this year as he is battling a debilitating case of dementia. While the tour pushed on, bassist Cliff Williams announced back in July that he would be retiring at the end of this tour, with it not feeling right to go on with so many original members dropping out due to health reasons. With that in mind, last night in Philadelphia was Williams’ final show with the band.Anyone who has seen AC/DC knows that it is the Angus Young show, with his schoolboy outfit, energetic stage presence, and wild guitar playing. It proved a truly touching moment when Young walked Williams out to the front and center of the stage as the band rang out the final notes of “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” in Philadelphia.See below for a HD video of “For Those About To Rock”, and watch as Angus Young salutes Cliff Williams during his final moments as a member of AC/DC:Video courtesy of YouTube user Jim Powers.
PRESIDENT of the Titans Table Tennis Club, Dwain Dick, said the upcoming International High-Performance Camp is crucial for the physical growth and career expansion of the younger generation of players.With the camp set to tee-off November 9-22 at the Guyana Red Cross facility, Dick told Chronicle Sport recently that the core aim of the clinic was to help further mould and develop the younger generation of table tennis players, with regard to their physical maintenance as well as solidifying a career.“This camp helps to properly condition the young players physically and mentally while it exposes them to modernised techniques of training which, once learned, will definitely improve their level of playing,” Dick stated.Students will learn from head facilitator of the camp, Christian Lillieroos, of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Course Conductor, who has hundreds of successful clinics under his belt.Dick added that the other vital aspect of the camp is the chance at providing the players with career-changing chances in the future.“Our general aim is to provide a pathway and opportunities through competition and training.We want to take our young players to the elite level where they can compete on the world stage and help them to assess and evaluate their development,” ended the president.Meanwhile the camp will cater to 24 local and regional players of all levels, who will be split into two groups of 12. Group A is scheduled to commence training from 06:00hrs to 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs to 18:30hrs daily.Group B will then train from 09:30hrs to 12:00hrs and 18:00hrs to 20:30hrs each day, with a tourney held on the last two days and which will be assessed and evaluated by the facilitators.Registration fee for the camp is US$200 per participant. (Clifton Ross)
Kodrić lined up on the grid for Sunday’s race in 11th place and after making a good start ran wide in turn three and was forced to return to the pits to have grass removed from the front radiator. He rejoined the race still on the lead lap but over a minute and a half behind the leading cars. With no safety car to bunch up the field there was little to be done in the hour long race except show the potential pace of the car.Sandy Stuvik.Kodrić was soon one of the fastest men on the track and quickly caught and passed the GT4 cars as he fought to close up on the GT3 pack. On lap fifteen he pitted to hand the Lamborghini over to Stuvik who continued to push hard as he reeled in the back of the pack. When the chequered flag came out the Thai driver had come back up to 16th place overall, 7th in the Silver Cup. The points earned in both races have left the drivers in 5th place in the Silver Cup standings.The next race will be a special one for Stuvik as it will take place in his home country, at the Buriram International Circuit, on the 20-21st of May. The inaugural race of the Blancpain GT Series Asia took place at Sepang in Malaysia last weekend and Ban Chang based Thai driver Sandy Stuvik was eager to begin the new season in his Vincenzo Sospiri Racing supported Lamborghini Huracan GT3. Partnering Stuvik this season is Martin Kodrić, an official Lamborghini junior driver and the pair, one of the youngest in the series, entered the Silver Cup class which is the second largest category in the bumper field of thirty cars.After three days of testing and free practice, two frenetic qualifying sessions of fifteen minutes each took place on Saturday morning. Stuvik went out in Q1, a session which was red-flagged twice, once at the halfway point and again with two minutes left. The session was not restarted leaving Stuvik in 8th place overall, 5th in class. Kodrić took over for Q2 which saw an almost identical situation with an unwelcome red at the halfway point. Further improvements were impossible when the session restarted and Kodrić qualified in 13th place overall, again 5th in class.Thai driver Sandy Stuvik steers his Vincenzo Sospiri Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (center) into a corner on lap 1 of the Silver Cup race at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 8.Stuvik took the start for race one and behind him a grid accident brought out the safety car which neutralised the race for four laps. The track went green on lap five and much of the first part of the race was spent with the top six fighting their way past Liu’s Ferrari. The number 86 Audi was the first to get ahead and the eventual race winner streaked off into the distance creating a gap which proved unbeatable.On lap nine Stuvik passed the Ferrari to move into 5th and started chasing down Gounon’s Porsche. The pit window opened and on lap thirteen VSR called Stuvik in to hand over to Kodrić. When the pit window closed and the race settled down the Croatian found himself down in 10th place. His pace during his stint allowed him to pick off two places and he spent his last laps defending 8th from a train of Audi’s.