It was not easy: Marc Marquez on 10th MotoGP 2019 win

first_img Next It was not easy: Marc Marquez on 10th MotoGP 2019 winMotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has won the Japanese GP for his 10th race victory of the season.advertisement Reuters TokyoOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 17:01 IST Spain’s MotoGP rider Marc Marquez celebrates after winning (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMarc Marquez had already made sure of his sixth MotoGP championshipFrench rider Fabio Quartararo finished second for the non-works Petronas Yamaha teamThe constructors’ title was Honda’s 25th, coming as the company celebrates 60 years in motorcycle racingMotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag ride on Sunday as Honda secured the constructors’ title at their home Motegi circuit.The 26-year-old Spaniard had already made sure of his sixth MotoGP championship, and fourth in a row, a race earlier in Thailand on Oct. 6.The constructors’ title was Honda’s 25th, coming as the company celebrates 60 years in motorcycle racing.”It was not easy,” said Marquez after his fourth win in a row and 10th of the season. “I was pushing from the beginning… with the fuel and everything I was on the limit.”French rider Fabio Quartararo finished second for the non-works Petronas Yamaha team, 0.870 behind, to be sure of the MotoGP ‘rookie of the year’ accolade, with Italian Andrea Dovizioso third for Ducati.The podium was Quartararo’s sixth top-three finish of the season but the 20-year-old is still awaiting a first win in the top category. His first lap attempt to get ahead of Marquez lasted only three corners.Marquez then led every lap as he made sure of his 54th victory in the top class, pulling him level in the all-time record books with retired Australian Mick Doohan.Quartararo came under pressure at the finish on fading tyres, with Dovizioso closing the gap but running out of time to make a move. The Italian could still celebrate his 100th podium finish.”It was a strange race. I think Quartararo maybe finished the tyre,” said Dovizioso. “I was pushing so hard, a bit over the limit, because I really wanted second.”advertisementMarquez has an unbeatable 350 points to Dovizioso’s 231, with three races remaining in Australia, Malaysia and on home soil in Valencia.Honda have 356 points to Ducati’s 270.Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales was fourth with Britain’s Cal Cruchlow seizing fifth at the line for LCR Honda from Quartararo’s team mate Franco Morbidelli.Yamaha’s Italian great Valentino Rossi crashed four laps from the end while in 11th place, and Marquez’s triple world champion team mate Jorge Lorenzo finished only 17th and 40 seconds behind the winner.Also Read | PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors crowned champions after beating Dabang Delhi in finalAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Marc MarquezFollow MotoGPlast_img read more

UN Women launches yearlong campaign to build world where gender equality is

Through a year of activities, UN Women says it aims to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world where gender equality is a reality and to join a global conversation on empowering women to empower humanity. Events will focus on achievements and gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment since 189 Governments adopted the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which is meant to pave the way for women’s full and equal participation in all spheres of life and decision-making. “The Beijing Platform for Action is an unfulfilled promise to women and girls,” says Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. “Our goal is straightforward: renewed commitment, strengthened action and increased resources to realize gender equality, women’s empowerment and the human rights of women and girls.”The Beijing Women’s Conference drew an unprecedented 17,000 participants while 30,000 representatives attended the NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] Forum. In 2015, the UN will assess progress on implementation of the Beijing action plan over the past 20 years, based on national reports currently being prepared by UN Member States.The campaign will kick off with an all-day globe-spanning Tweetathon. Participating groups will include the UN, Lean In, the World YWCA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Half the Sky, the European Women’s Lobby, the Women’s Media Centre, Devex and other regional and national experts.UN Women will unveil a global global information hub diverse voices, testimonies of personal experiences and achievement, celebrity champions and a calendar to track Beijing+20 events. The HeforShe web platform will spotlight prominent men standing up to end violence against women and advance equality. UN Women will support engagement through its network of country offices and release an interactive Facebook app, “Close the Gap”.The formal commemoration of the 20th anniversary will take place during the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and International Women’s Day 2015 will be dedicated to Beijing+20. A high-level commitment meeting is expected in September 2015.In its announcement of the upcoming campaign, UN Women says that during the past two decades, much progress has been made in women’s legal rights, educational achievements, and participation in public life. It also stresses that much still remains to be done to address gender wage gaps and unequal opportunities, low representation of women in leadership in public office and the private sector, child marriage, rampant violence and other violations against women and girls. “Today I call on everyone to be part of the solution,” said Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka. “Picture It! Together we can realize the promise of Beijing: equality between women and men.” read more