US Open title ‘not the happiest memory’, admits Osaka

first_imgLATEST STORIES Also out is the 17th seed Madison Keys after the American, the 2017 US Open finalist, withdrew with a knee injury.The top men’s seeds make their entrance on Tuesday, with Juan Martin del Potro, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov all in action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with fans after winning her women’s singles first round match against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERNaomi Osaka made the startling admission on Monday that winning the US Open was “bittersweet” and “not the happiest memory” and revealed that she has been trying to forget about the career-defining victory.The 20-year-old rising star from Japan stunned Serena Williams last month in a tempestuous final in which the American called chair umpire Carlos Ramos “a thief” and later accused him of sexism.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mourinho says some players care more than others about slump Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I just sort of wanted to move on at that point.”Speaking in Beijing, where Osaka powered into round two of the China Open with a dominant performance over Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas, the young Japanese light-heartedly compared her Grand Slam success to green-tea ice cream.“When you bite into it, it’s sweet, but also very strong — that’s how that memory feels to me.“Of course I’m happy that I won a Grand Slam, I don’t think there’s anything that can take away from that… but I feel like it was so strange, I didn’t just want to think about it.“I wanted to just push it to the side.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Osaka, who defeated Diyas 6-4, 6-3 despite not playing her best, faces unseeded American Danielle Collins next.Wozniacki emphaticAlso safely through on Beijing’s outdoor hard courts is another reigning Grand Slam champion, Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki.With world number one Simona Halep retiring from the tournament with a back injury and Serena Williams absent, Osaka and Wozniacki are among the favorites.Former world number one Wozniacki was emphatic with a 6-2, 6-3 demolition of Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic.The world number two Dane was never in serious trouble against 41st-ranked Bencic, although it has not always been like that down the years, Bencic winning four of their past six meetings.Wozniacki will play Croatia’s unseeded Petra Martic in round two.It was a case of seventh time lucky for another former number one, Garbine Muguruza, as the Spaniard set up a meeting with Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.Muguruza, who is down to 15th in the world, made a fast start as she hammered Ekaterina Makarova 6-0, 6-4, making the seventh match point count against the Russian.Elise Mertens, the 15th seed from Belgium, suffered a surprise defeat to home player Zhang Shuai, the Chinese winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “There’s a lot of stuff I want to say about how I felt and whatever,” the world number six said.Williams’s high-profile meltdown made headlines over Osaka’s feat in becoming the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam, although Osaka has declined to point the finger at the American great.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For me, I don’t know, I don’t know, the memory of the US Open is a little bit bittersweet,” Osaka said.“Right after, the day after, I really didn’t want to think about it because it wasn’t necessarily the happiest memory for me. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Construction of 24-acre abattoir in WCB raises suspicion

first_imgConstruction of an abattoir is ongoing at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), but the location and the size of the facility have raised suspicion among farmers.24-acre of land being fenced for abattoirIn December 2016, the Agriculture Ministry said that the cattle industry is expected to grow with the establishment of two abattoirs in Regions Five and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), claiming that those facilities are expected to see improved breeding stock and better husbandry practices. In January 2018, the Ministry again announced that the beef industry is soon to benefit from the construction of a state-of-the-art abattoir in Region Five.Head of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Nigel Cumberbatch said the construction of the abattoir is in keeping with the agency’s drive to ensure higher quality meat for consumers.He also disclosed that Region Five is deemed the most suitable location for the abattoir since “Regions Five and Six are the largest cattle producing regions and we feel it is important to put the abattoir where the animals are. The construction will cost us in excess of $2 million. It will be an international standard abattoir,” Cumberbatch explained.Mohamed RafaideenIn November last year, the Ministry of Agriculture announced that through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), it will be constructing a “high efficiency” ready-to-use abattoir in the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA-ADA). Recently, the fencing of a 24-acre plot commenced.However, the project is being questioned by Mohamed Rafaideen, a Rice Producers Association representative who also produces rice in the MMA Scheme.According to him, Government is utilising prime land for the facility.“They are putting an abattoir on 24 acres of land when you probably only need half of an acre,” he told this publication.However, he said that is the smallest of issues as he pointed out environmental hazards of placing the facility at Onverwagt.Rafaideen said an abattoir should not be in the rice cultivating area since the area is one where chemicals are used.“When we process the meat here and have to export it, will we be able to get international certification for the meat coming out of this abattoir while chemicals are used right around the abattoir?” he asked.The farmer also looked at the cost to fence 24 acres with a concrete base and metal pipes connected with mesh.“It is very expensive… The twenty-four acres again is a waste of money. If we have an abattoir on half an acre of land, then it will make sense with this type of fencing, but right now what they’re doing is wasting money. What will they do with twenty-four acres? Are we going to raise the animals at the abattoir from the initial stage then take it into the abattoir?”“You need to have persons doing things which make sense. We have comedians.”He said only about 5000 square feet is needed for the building.“Definitely it’s a waste of money and it shows gross incompetence all the current Administration,” he said.Meanwhile, when contacted, an official at the Ministry said with an international standard abattoir, “we can also say to the persons who are bringing in meat, that we are slaughtering under proper hygienic conditions and if the quality is good, we see no reason why you cannot purchase animals feeling satisfied with the wholesomeness of the meat that will be coming out of the abattoir”.last_img read more

22-year-old reportedly drowns

first_img… during early-morning swim in AtlanticA 22-year-old is now dead after an early-morning swim in the Atlantic Ocean turned tragic for him and his three friends.Drowned: Andy of De WillemDead is Andy (only name given) of De Willem on the West Coast of Demerara. Details surrounding the circumstances of the young man’s death are sketchy, but Guyana Times was reliably informed that Andy and three of his friends ventured to the De Willem Koker around 04:00h Saturday morning for an early-morning swim.However, the young man was swept away by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and despite several efforts by one of his friends to find him, his body never resurfaced until around 16:00h on Sunday at Zeelugt on the East Bank of Essequibo.This newspaper understands that the friends panicked and did not inform the dead man’s parents until after his body was recovered.The Police have confirmed recovering the body and it is at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem.Unconfirmed reports indicate that two of the three friends are in custody at the Leonora Police Station assisting with the ongoing investigations.last_img read more

2.6 ML Quake this morning near FSJ

first_imgNatural Resources Canada’s Earth Sciences Sector has confirmed there was a small earthquake this morning, near Fort St. John. The quake, at 6:31 am, measured 2.6 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was 118 kilometres west of Fort St. John, at a depth of 15 kilometres below sea level.– Advertisement –last_img

Blow for Newcastle! Magpies target completes Genoa loan switch

first_imgNewcastle target M’Baye Niang has completed a loan switch to Genoa.The AC Milan striker has started just one Serie A game all season and was made available for loan by the Italian club this month.As reported by talkSPORT, Newcastle were said to have made an offer for the 20-year-old, which included the option to buy in the summer.But the north east club have missed out on the signing of Niang after he agreed a loan to Milan’s Serie A counterparts Genoa.However, according to sources in Italy, Milan only agreed to the temporary switch on the basis that there was no purchase option at the end of it. 1 Mbaye Niang in action for AC Milan last_img

Unsafe Speeds

first_imgAccording to the South Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, there have been 81 incidents involving a pedestrian in a traffic collision this year in the Harbor Division. “I don’t want nobody else to go through what I’ve been through,” Andrew’s mother, Dorothy Silva, said. “If that guy would have been paying attention and slowing down, we’d still have him here today.” Silva said she feels for Benavidez’s mother and thinks drivers simply need to be more careful. “They’ve taken so much away from me on this street,” Silva said. “Just for negligence.” In addition to Andrew being killed in front of her family’s 25th Street home, Silva has had two parked vehicles totaled by passing traffic in the last two years. “Andrew’s saying `Don’t park here anymore, Mom,”‘ Silva said. “The truck was a little bit away from Andrew’s memorial, and then my car was parked right in front of it.” She has seen drivers who seem to be going as fast as 60 miles per hour on the 35 mph street, even after a traffic light was installed at Leland and 25th in 2004. “It’s a curse,” she said of the street, adding that she can’t afford to move. Silva contacted City Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s office about the problem and said they are working on installing speed sensors that would trigger traffic lights to change. Hahn said that the Slow Down San Pedro campaign, which she convened in 2003 after the deaths of Andrew Silva and Fiefer, “helped to make our streets safer” with the installation of more than 50 new stop signs and a few new traffic lights. “Traffic deaths are always a problem,” Hahn said. “People tend to drive too fast or cut through neighborhoods to save a few minutes. It is dangerous when you combine speeding drivers with neighborhoods where kids play.” She believes a combination of cautious drivers and traffic signs will help the problem, as well as educating kids about street safety. “I have been criticized for installing too many new stop signs in the community, but I think it is my job to do what I can to keep people safe,” Hahn said. She is currently working with residents on Sepulveda Street to ease some of their traffic problems. After Benavidez’s death, neighbors said their biggest concern was drivers using the street as a shortcut across town. Silva hopes that drivers around San Pedro will watch their speed, knowing that it could affect a family’s lives. “We as a community have to step up,” Silva said. “Hopefully I can open some people’s ears and get into their hearts.” rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The recent death of 14-month-old Mia Benavidez, struck and killed by a car while being pushed in her stroller on Sepulveda Street, has reopened old wounds for some San Pedro neighbors. Just as after the deaths of 8-year-old Andrew Silva and 12-year-old Anthony Fiefer Jr. in 2003, residents are wondering what can be done to slow down drivers and prevent pedestrian deaths. last_img

DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgYou can send your community news to info@donegaldaily.comThe second week of the Burtonport/Kincasslagh water safety weeks will begin this coming Monday morning 12th Aug @ the blockyard beach in Keadue from 10 – 12.30 and safety and rescue training for the more competent swimmers aged 11+ will take place daily from 1 @ the bridge in Cruit.Registration for the swim lessons which are suitable for children aged 3/4+ will be held from 9.30 @the blockyard on Monday 12th and registeration for safety and rescue training will take place at 1o clock at the bridge in Cruit. Cost 30 euro per child – family rates apply. Contact 0863836546 for additional details. DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

South Africa is committed to strong fiscal discipline

first_img• With regards to the fiscal framework, government has stuck to its spending limits for the past three years and is on track to stay within the expenditure ceiling in 2015/16.• Government’s central fiscal objective over the medium term is to stabilise the growth of debt as a share of GDP.• Strict adherence to the planned expenditure ceiling as well as the proposed long-term fiscal guideline of linking government spending with long term growth are projected to result in gross debt stabilising at 49.4% of GDP in 2018/19.• South Africa has also regularly acknowledged for the transparency of its budget procedures. According to the Open Budget Index of the International Budget Partnership, South Africa is ranked third of 102 countries in 2015.last_img

2015 Junior Goat Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Junior Wether Goat: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Reserve Champion Junior Wether Goat : Zach Johnson, Clinton Co.3. Megan Gibboney, Franklin Co.4. Cami Reveal, Clinton Co.5. Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Numbers continue to climb in the Junior Wether Goat Show with more than 300 entries this year. This is also the first year for an Outstanding Market Exhibitor competition for goats due to sufficient funds being raised at the Sale of Champions.Junior Wether Goat Show resultsHeavyweight Champion: Megan Gibboney, Franklin Co.Heavyweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Middleweight Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Middleweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Lightweight Champion: Zach Johnson, Clinton Co.Lightweight Reserve Champion: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co. Junior Dairy Goat resultsAlpineChampion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.Reserve Champion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co. LamanchaChampion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co.Reserve Champion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co. AOBChampion: Jacob Serio, KnoxReserve Champion: Olivia Serio, Knox Co. NubianChampion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.Reserve Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co. Recorded GradeChampion: Tristan Cox, Hancock CountyReserve Champion: Lauren Davis, Clinton Co. SaanenChampion: Kolton Baer, Trumbull Co.Reserve Champion: Jenna Johnson, Delaware Co. ToggenburgChampion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.Reserve Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co. Cami Reveal, Clinton County, won Class 3 with her lightweight wether. Class 4 Isaac Beal, Miami County, shows his lightweight wether. Class 4 Heather Cade, Delaware County, was the intermediate dairy goat showmanship winner. Here she is helping to show the Lamancha Breeder’s Choice Trio winners in the Open Show with McKinley Roll and Julie Lucas from Delaware County. Drew Buroker, 15, from Logan County, had the Alpine Champion and Reserve Champion in the Junior Dairy Goat Show. This AOB class in the Open show was won by Regina Bauscher with her Nigerian Dwarf in first and Ashley Siferd’s Oberhasli in second. Eli Hollingsworth, from Champaign County, works hard to get his goat positioned for the judge. Katie Egbert from Shelby County won her class in the middleweight division. Olivia McDade form Dark County was the Class 11 class winner. Paige Pence from Clark County had the Middleweight Champion. Taylor Carr from Athens County had the Middleweight Reserve Champion. Heavyweights Heavyweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co. Zach Johnson watches the judge.last_img read more

Social IDs Go Shopping: Kmart and Sears Implement OpenID

first_imgTags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Users on Kmart’s and Sears’ web properties can now use their OpenID credentials to sign up and log in to these sites. MyKmart.com and MySears.com, which are both owned by the Sears Holding Company, implemented technology from Viewpoint and JanRain to allow users to use their login credentials from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Windows Live, as well as from any other OpenID provider. This marks one of the first times that such a large, mainstream online retailer has adopted OpenID.As Sears points out in its press release, it simply makes good business sense for the company to allow its users to use their social IDs to log in to its properties. After all, not having to sign up for yet another new account on yet another site greatly reduces the likelihood that a potential customer would just abandon the process and head to a competitor’s site. frederic lardinois At least for the MyKmart site, though, we can also see why the company would want to make the sign-up process easy. In the last hour, only one review was posted on MyKmart and just about a dozen people signed up for access to the site. In contrast, MySears seems to attract more users and the site already has a far more active user community than MyKmart.Good UIOverall, we really like Sears’ implementation of this technology. While OpenID faced some serious usability issues in its early days, Sears and its technology partners have made the process extremely easy and straightforward. We are glad to see that a large mainstream company like Sears is putting its weight behind OpenID and we hope that more companies will follow suit in the near future. After all, this only makes things easier for both the company and its users, and as users get more familiar with this idea, they will probably begin to resist signing up for sites that don’t let them use their already established credentials to sign in to a new service. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more