Serena-Sharapova and Federer kick off US Open

first_imgView comments Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after scoring a point against opponent Wang Xinyu of China during their match in the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Sharapova reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open on Wednesday after Chinese teenager Wang Xinyu retired in the second set with cramps. (Mao Siqian/Xinhua via AP)Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in Monday night’s first feature match at the US Open with 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer following them on Arthur Ashe Stadium.Schedules for the first two days of the year’s final Grand Slam were released Friday by the US Tennis Association following the completion of qualifying matches.ADVERTISEMENT Other Tuesday matches there find Greek eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas against Russia’s Andrey Rublev and Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep, who beat Serena Williams in last month’s Wimbledon final, facing American Nicole Gibbs. Kei Nishikori ponders mixed doubles with Naomi Osaka at Tokyo Olympics Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Eighth-seeded American Williams, trying to capture her 24th Grand Slam singles title to match the all-time record held by Margaret Court, has a 19-2 record against the Russian, a five-time Grand Slam winner.Following the dramatic night opener will be third-seeded Federer against India’s Sumit Nagal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMonday’s day session begins with reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the second seed from Australia, facing Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic launches his bid for his fifth title in six Grand Slam events after that against Spaniard Roberto Carbella Baena. MOST READ Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Monday’s schedule at Louis Armstrong Stadium includes Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, chasing her first major title, against compatriot Tereza Martincova, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran against Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev and China’s Zheng Saisai against seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams.Tuesday’s schedule was also revealed with top-seeded defending women’s champion Naomi Osaka of Japan in the opener on Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russia’s Anna Blinkova.Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem meets Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano in the next match.Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal opens the night session against Australian John Millman, who upset Federer in last year’s first round, with 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens, the US 11th seed, facing Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya.US 15-year-old Coco Gauff, in the event on a wildcard after a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon in her Slam singles debut, opens against Russia’s Anastasia Potapova on Louis Armstrong Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon LATEST STORIES Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’last_img read more

Sports and economic prosperity

first_imgDear Editor,In Guyana, the incentives athletes and sporting disciplines generally receive are praises. Sports are hardly ever linked to economic prosperity in Guyana. Internationally, of all activities in contemporary societies that enjoy incredible development, sports hold an eminent place. In Guyana that is not the case. In sports, the media play an important role. The media, known as mass communication industry, include newspapers, radio, and internet.   The media inform people of the happenings within their locality and beyond. Whenever sport is publicized, do you know who the beneficiary is? The athletes!Whenever a sports journalist takes the time to creatively articulate an athlete’s or a sporting discipline’s journey, obstacles and success, something magical happens. Sports in Guyana need all the help they can get, particularly from the media.  Almost no sporting discipline in Guyana offers a financial career. For an athlete, association and any sporting discipline, organized sports can provide opportunities such as:A: For growth of individuals’ self-confidence. “When you have confidence, you can do anything.” Sloane Stephens.  There is a relationship between truancy (school dropout) and lack of confidence in self. Sports offer an excellent opportunity for growth in that area. Research has found that kids who play sports, especially girls, are more likely to have a positive body image and higher self-esteem. They also are less likely to be overweight.B: Physical growth in the form of exercise. “Laziness isn’t merely a physical phenomenon, about being a couch potato, stuffing your face with fries and watching cricket all day. It’s a mental thing, too; and that’s the part I have never aspired for.” Shah Rukh Khan.   Children involved in sports are less likely to take drugs or smoke, because they realize the impact that these destructive activities can have upon their performances. Girls who play sports are also less likely to become pregnant.C: Playing sports is fun- to a child; it gives them something to do and a group to belong to. It offers mental growth while having fun at the same time.D: Sports help children to develop discipline. They learn to set goals and then work to achieve those goals. They learn that, by working hard, they can accomplish the things that they want to in their lives.E:   Sports help develop teamwork and leadership skills. Children quickly learn that they have to work together as a team to win the game.F:  Opportunities to travel and learn about different cultures and value systems.Kind regards,Jr Andrew Herculeslast_img read more

We respect Gor but don’t fear them, Baraza warns

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia have a better head-to-head record against Chemelil with the last time the Sugar Millers beat K’Ogalo coming way back in 2010.PHOTO/goal.comNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 – Champions Gor Mahia return to action at Nyayo National Stadium looking for their first win in three matches, when they host a determined Chemelil Sugar on Saturday.Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Marcelo’s side has unconvincing won only once in their last five matches, a 2-1 result at relegation threatened Nairobi City Stars in July. They then went on a dry run, firing blanks in goalless draws against Sony Sugar, Bandari and Posta Rangers.Furthermore, K’Ogalo enter the Chemelil clash wounded, having  been bundled out of the GOtv Shield in the round of 16 by National Super League side Nzoia United who won 1-0, but this time, the three-peat champions hope to thrust themselves towards leaders Tusker FC with victory in Nairobi.Gor who are a pale shadow of themselves compared to their triumphant 2015 campaign, are seven points off Tusker FC and Ze Maria can ill-afford any more slip-ups for them to keep their dream of lifting a record fourth back-to-back KPL title alive.Chemelil have a poor head-to-head record against Gor in the Premier League, having last beaten K’Ogalo way back in 2010 when they won 3-0, and that has inspired head coach Francis Baraza ahead of the clash.Unlike Gor, the Sugar Millers are enjoying fine form having won all their last four matches and Baraza is confident he will maintain the run on Saturday as they seek to cement a place in the top eight.“I’m facing a big team and that’s Gor Mahia; we respect them but don’t fear them. I have met them many times and I will go to Nairobi to collect three points. I have followed up on them and yes they are struggling but they are trying,” Baraza, who was named the Coach of the Month for August, warned.“If you look at the Nzoia match they tried and played well but luck was not on their side so it will not be easy for both sides. We are facing defending champions, I will give my best because I know they will come seeking for an early goal but I will try to stop them.”Chemelil Sugar coach Francis Baraza (Second right) on the bench during a match against nairobi City Stars at the Nyayo National Stadium. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUChemelil have no injury concerns after the recovery of goal keeper Samuel Odhiambo who trained with the team and looked fit for selection.Their top midfielder Victor Majid is back from international duty and will look to use the inspiration of earning his first ever call up to spur his side to a morale boosting win over the defending champions.On the other side Gor will miss the services of Burundian right-back Karim Nizigiyimana who is suspended after picking five consecutive yellow cards.He also missed the last match against Nzoia and Luke Ochieng might be called up again to fill the void.The return of six players; custodian Boniface Oluoch, Musa Mohammed, Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma, Francis Kahata (Harambee Stars), Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi and Rwandan captain Jaques Tuyisenge from international duty will bring confidence to the squad.Saturday’s match has a lot at stake for both sides as a win for Gor, who have a match at hand, will cut Tusker’s lead to four points if the Brewers fall to Ushuru while victory for Chemelil will propel them to second if third placed Mathare United drop points to Sony Sugar.The last time the two sides met was on February 17 when Gor were still under coach Frank Nuttall with the match ending goalless.-Weekend fixtures-SaturdayBandari vs AFC LeopardsGor Mahia vs Chemelil SugarMuhoroni Youth FC vs Kakamega HomeboyzSundayNairobi City Stars vs Western StimaPosta Rangers vs Thika UnitedSoNy Sugar vs Mathare UnitedUlinzi Stars vs SofapakaUshuru FC vs Tusker FC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leeds owner blasts transfer target after calling off deal

first_img Fernando Forestieri 1 Leeds United have pulled out of a deal for Watford forward Fernando Forestieri.The Championship club had been close to sealing a swoop for the 25-year-old, who is struggling to break into the first-team at Vicarage Road under new boss Quique Sanchez Flores.However, Leeds have now pulled out of the transfer after chairman Massimo Cellino claimed the player did not have the right state of mind to play for Leeds.“We decided on Tuesday we would not be signing Forestieri, it was clear he didn’t have the right mentality needed,” Cellino told the club website. “I want players to show a hunger and desire to come here – but he did not.“It was not about the money. A player could cost £3m, £5m or be a free transfer, but if their mentality isn’t right then I will not sign them for Leeds.”last_img read more

Man United 6/4 to beat Man City, West Ham 7/2 to shock Chelsea – LATEST ODDS

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Simon brings us the latest odds ahead of tonight’s EFL Cup clashes, including a highly-anticipated Manchester derby.Can Man United turn their recent fortunes around with a win over their rivals? Jose Mourinho’s side are 6/4 to beat City at Old Trafford, with Pep Guardiola’s men 15/8 and the draw 12/5.Elsewhere, West Ham are 7/2 to shock Chelsea in the London derby, while Southampton are 2/5 to beat a struggling Sunderland.Listen to the latest Coral Daily Download for more latest odds!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Starlux throws down gauntlet with impressive A321neo cabin

first_imgImage: Starlux Taiwanese full-service contender Starlux is pulling out all the stops as it gears up for launch early next year in the crowded Asian market.The carrier will launch January 23 using Airbus A321neo aircraft with plans to initially fly to Macau, Vietnam’s Da Nang and Malaysia’s Penang.The first of 10 A321neos will be delivered at the end of October and the airline expects to have three flying by the time it launches.READ: ANA asks passengers to vote on in-flight mealsBut it has aspirations beyond the region and in March signed a firm order for 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s with plans to deploy the aircraft on services from Tapei to destinations in the Asia-pacific, Europe and North America.Founder and chairman K. W. Chang has said he wants the new airline to be one of the best in the world and initial indications are that the former EVA Air chairman is going to give it a good shot.Those indications came at a recent event to unveil the airline’s new uniform and cabin design. It is also adopting the olfactory strategy of Cathay Pacific by formulating its own fragrance for use in lounges and on aircraft.Starlux new TaiwanThe new uniforms.Called “Home in the Air” it is apparently designed to evoke the tranquillity of the home with “the expanse of the galaxy’’.The uniform collection for cabin and ground crews was designed by renowned Taiwan fashion designer Sean Yin, who said he wanted to combine a classical airline look with modern touches “to create chic but practical fashions”.The Starlux website says the uniforms “combine fashion elements from the 40s and 50s with space-age accents, employing natural gold and space silver tones to simultaneously evoke elegance and state-of-the-art appointments.”An interesting addition for pilots, engineering, ground handling and maintenance staff badges with the slogan “Safety is our attitude”.For those less concerned with galactic scents and what the cabin crew is wearing, there’s good news about seating.The cabin interior as well as the seating in the A321neos has been designed by BMW Group Designworks and features ultra-thin seatbacks in economy to boost legroom and lie-flat comfort in business.Starlux TaiwanThe economy seating.The airline says the economy class seating features bright and natural colors and every seat will be equipped with a high-quality leather headrest.“Passengers will be able to enjoy restful sleep without bringing their own neck pillows,’’ it promises.Each seat has a 10.1-inch 720p screen with  USB ports and single earphone ports to allow passengers to plug in their own cans.Starlux will be also providing free Wi-Fi with basic access.The airline describes business class as “comparatively more settled and tranquil, employing relatively dark and elegant colors to evoke the majesty of the galaxy.”This includes classical grey and rose gold cushions and privacy dividers combined BMW Cashmere Silver that adds “a futuristic, hi-tech touch to the back shells”Business passengers get a sharper screen with a 15.6-inch 1080p unit and the seat transforms into an 82-inch fully flatbed.StarluxBusiness classlast_img read more

Lessons on Email Etiquette

first_imgIn most working environments, there are no hand-written rules surrounding proper email etiquette. Many of us know to avoid the obvious: politically incorrect cartoons, offensive video content, unforgiving language and other questionable materials.But, it’s often the lapses in communication that result in conflict. For example, by simply pressing “forward” without an explanation or introduction, you leave the message’s meaning up to the recipient’s interpretation. You could quickly offend your recipient and create an unnecessary misunderstanding.Think about this: While you may think that simply forwarding an article or e-newsletter is a great way to share useful content, if the title of that email is “Ways to Improve Your Attitude,” or “Ways to Stop Wasting Time,” the recipient may immediately see this as a personal attack.Here are ten helpful guidelines. I encourage you to share them with your office!Don’t Be Lazy: Clicking “Forward” with no explanation as we mentioned above, can create a great misunderstanding. If you are a manager passing along a task, you may come across as impersonal or rude. If you are forwarding an article, the recipient may think that article is intended for them personally. Long story short, if you’re sending something, provide the reason you are sending it.Use Spellcheck: There’s nothing worse than tarnishing a powerful message or important email with numerous spelling errors. It reflects poorly upon you, and your business. A quick click to confirm all of your spelling is correct will save you the embarrassment.Control Your Urge to “Reply All:” “Reply All” is a bad habit to get into. Ask yourself: “Is this message relevant to every single recipient?” If no, don’t waste the time of others.Confirm Receipt: Did you receive an email this morning that you won’t be able to address until tomorrow? Confirm receipt. Let the sender know that their email is going to be addressed and did not get intentionally ignored or land itself in the spam filter.One Subject per Email: Do you have a lot of projects circulating around the office? One subject per email will help keep you and fellow employees organized. It will also make emails and resources surrounding a project easier to find when you are searching for it within your inbox.Huge Attachment? STOP: Wait a minute, how big is that attachment? There is nothing worse than having your email backed up for a significant amount of time while it’s struggling to download something. If you have a large attachment, resort to other ways of sending it, or at the very least check with your recipient to see if it is okay to send.Use Caps Sparingly: CAPS= SHOUTING. If something is important, it may be best to bold or italicize it. If it’s very important and the point you are making needs to be stressed, go ahead and use the caps. But use them sparingly!End Emails with Positive Salutations: The subject of your email may not always be positive, in fact you may be delivering bad news. But, never fail to let people know they are in fact appreciated. Sign off with “Thank you,” “Regards,” “Much appreciated,” or other nice sayings.last_img read more

FanCovers is YouTube For Amateur Music

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web Related Posts There’s no denying that amateur music is hot right now, especially in the United States. Both NBC and Fox have competing television shows based around amateur karaoke (The Singing Bee and Don’t Forget the Lyrics, respectively), not to mention Fox’s yearly amateur music hit, American Idol. Last year Yahoo! bought karaoke site Bix and often the most popular videos on YouTube are covers of pop music.So it’s no wonder that a site like FanCovers has launched to be a central location for videos of amateur artists belting out their favorite hit songs.FanCovers is a pretty standard video sharing site that supports uploading, commenting, rating and embedding videos. The team is also working on some features specifically aimed at the music cover community, however, the first of which being the ability to attach chords and lyrics to any video.I was actually rather impressed by the quality of the music thus far, and was happy to see people covering some of my favorite bands (Oasis, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, among others). Many talented musicians got their start playing covers, and some cover bands have even enjoyed a great deal of success — the Australian Pink Floyd Show even played to a sold out Royal Albert Hall in 2001. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting josh catone 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Jury finds arson suspect not guilty

first_imgHe allegedly set a Columbia house on fire with a woman inside.But a Boone County jury found Mehrdad Fotoohighiam not guilty Wednesday on his arson charge for the 2014 incident on Rock Quarry Road.The Columbia man still faces multiple attempted murder charges after Marcia Green was badly injured, but this trial only covered the arson charge.According to ABC17 News, the jury deliberated for nearly 12 hours after an eight-day trial, and could not say without a reasonable doubt that he paid an employee 500 dollars to set Green’s home on fire.last_img read more

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavs 110-103 on Thursday night.The Wizards, who have been playing for weeks without Wall, their super-speedy star guard, nearly blew a late 11-point lead as James scored 14 straight points to pull the Cavs within 106-103. But Beal hit a driving layup and James missed a free throw and committed a lane violation while intentionally missing the second one and the Wizards held on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We hung together,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. “We showed great resolve. That’s what we talked about. Resiliency is what successful teams do in this league. We’ve been showing that. We’ve just got to keep doing it.”Washington is 8-2 since Wall went down with a knee injury. Tomas Satoransky, who has been starting in Wall’s spot, added 17 points, eight assists and didn’t have a turnover in 31 minutes. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson battle for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Maybe life without John Wall won’t be as miserable as the Wizards feared.The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn’t stop them either.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe “It was a great team effort,” said Beal, who added nine assists. “We know the games before the break and the game after the break are always the toughest ones to get, especially when you’re playing a team like this. It was definitely a challenge for us.“The rest of the year is going to be a challenge for us, but we did a great job starting out.”Oubre tried to give the Wizards an extra advantage when he reached over during a dead-ball situation and tried to untie one of Hood’s shoes.“I was just joking,” explained Oubre, whose tactic was exposed by the Cavs with a replay on their giant scoreboard. “I was down on my knees and his teammates were like, ‘Tie your shoes.’ He laughed about it. He was trying to snitch on me to the ref. That’s my guy, though.”The four newest Cavs received warm ovations when introduced, with Nance Jr. getting the biggest roar from fans who remember his shot-blocking, dunking dad. Larry Nance Sr. was a two-time All-Star during eight seasons with Cleveland.TIP-INSWizards: Brooks would not confirm reports Washington will sign veteran G Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. He was released by New York last month. Washington has been playing without Wall, who had surgery on his left knee in late January and could be out until the playoffs. The 31-year-old Sessions served as Wall’s backup from 2014-16.Cavaliers: Smith’s recent fast starts have been a key to Cleveland’s success. Smith is shooting 18 of 21 — 14 of 15 from the 3-point range — in the first quarter of the past six games. “When he’s making shots,” said coach Tyronn Lue, “we’re a different team.” … James became the seventh player with 11,000 career field goals. … The trades brought an infusion of youth to what was the league’s oldest roster. “It’s not an old team anymore,” Lue said. “We’ve definitely gotten younger.” … Signed G Marcus Thornton to a 10-day contract.NO. 22 AGAINBefore the game, Nance Jr. announced that the NBA will allow him to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 jersey, which will remain hanging from the rafters in Quicken Loans Arena.“I’m ecstatic about it,” said Nance Jr., who will switch from 24 to 22 next week.The elder Nance took part in an in-game skit, holding the ball over his head as Moondog, the team’s furry mascot, dunked off a trampoline.OUTSIDE WASHINGTON SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims James, back from winning MVP honors at the All-Star Game, scored 32 — 14 in the fourth — for the Cavs, who dropped to 2-1 since acquiring four new players before the trade deadline. J.R. Smith added 15 for Cleveland.Despite the loss, James was encouraged by the performance.“I think we played well tonight, even though we lost,” James said. “I hate losing, obviously, but I think the way we played, the way we shared the ball. Defensively, we were flying around as well and those guys, they just played better than us tonight. I like the start, I like the direction we’re headed.”The Wizards spoiled the home debuts for Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson, four new faces the Cavs are hoping can get them back to the NBA Finals.But there are more obstacles in the Eastern Conference than ever and the Wizards could be a much tougher out in the postseason — with or without Wall. Washington overcame an early 12-point deficit and matched Cleveland’s intensity.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Burke leads Knicks past Magic to end 8-game losing streak Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid LATEST STORIES After making just one 3-pointer in the first quarter, the Wizards dropped four deep shots in a span of 2:24 of the second quarter.Oubre and Markieff Morris each made two 3s during Washington’s barrage, which enabled the Wizards to take a 57-54 lead at halftime.UP NEXTWizards: Host Charlotte on Friday.Cavaliers: At Memphis on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more