Roger Federer wins, Serena Williams loses in Cincinnati

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ The second-seeded Federer, refreshed from a month off after losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, became the tournament favorite when Nadal withdrew on Sunday night.Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final. Cincinnati was her fifth tournament since she had a baby last September. She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions.“You know, this is a long comeback,” she said. “I just began. I just started — definitely at the very, very beginning. I’m getting there, and I’m going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully, I’ll start winning more matches.”Karolina Pliskova and Nick Kyrgios also advanced Tuesday in early tournament action.Pliskova moved into the second round by snapping a seven-match losing streak against Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-3, 6-3 win.ADVERTISEMENT Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss.Federer and Williams were making their first appearance at the tournament since they each won the title in 2015. Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After a first-round bye, Federer extended his Cincinnati winning streak to 11 matches since losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2013 quarterfinals.“It doesn’t feel like I have been away for so long here from Cincinnati,” Federer said. “I guess the wheel keeps turning. It’s not like I missed two years of tennis. It was a great pleasure to be back.” “It means a lot because it was against her, and, like, you know, I never beat her,” Pliskova said. “We played so many times. I think I always played her at her best level the matches before, so it was always tough.”Kyrgios, a finalist last year in Cincinnati, overcame physical problems to fight off qualifier Denis Kudla for a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (9) victory.“This year has been tough,” Kyrgios said. “I started the year very well. Then, obviously, I hurt my elbow. Then I had an ongoing hip injury. We have been definitely thinking about the options with my hip. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. You know, right now I’m just managing it.”No. 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men’s side with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille.Denis Shapovalov also reached the third round with an upset, knocking off 14th-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 7-5.Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sock has lost eight straight matches since winning in Rome on May 13.Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Robin Haase also made it to the second round, defeating Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was tested by wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the third round with a gritty 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win. Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-5 win over wild card Victoria Azarenka, but 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina suffered a first-round upset at the hands of qualifier Petra Martic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.Elise Mertens scored a 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over Magdalena Rybarikova. Ashleigh Barty stopped wild card Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5.Maria Sakkari upset Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-6 (8). Ekaterina Makarova cruised past qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-2. Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

Golden West too much for Chaffey

first_img CAL STATE SOFTBALL Host Cal State San Bernardino rallied for five runs in the second inning as it defeated Cal State Stanislaus 6-4 to split a doubleheader. The second game was halted by darkness after 4 1/2 innings. The Warriors won the first game 7-3. The Coyotes (3-3, 1-1) responded with its five-run outburst off Stanislaus starter Omaira Extremera in the bottom of the second, highlighted by Jamie Lowe’s three-run home run that gave the Coyotes a 5-4 lead. Jordan Dahl pitched a complete game with three walks and three strikeouts to improve her record to 2-1. Two players, one from each team, were ejected after a collision at the plate that resulted in a brief scuffle in the first game. The players are automatically suspended for two games in accordance with NCAA rules. CHAFFEY SOFTBALL The Panthers’ Jaime Beluscio went 3-for-5 with two RBI as they won, 13-2, over El Camino. Melissa Rodriguez hit a home run while pitcher Siomara Breslam (2-2) picked up the victory for Chaffey (7-5). Ryan Delgado went 2-for-5 with three RBI, but it wasn’t enough as the Chaffey baseball team fell 7-6 at Golden West (6-2 overall) Friday. The Panthers (5-2) trailed 6-0 after two innings, and came back to tie at 6-6 in the seventh inning. Michael Johnson had a two-run single and Delgado hit the game-tying double. center_img CAL STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS Cal State San Bernardino (1-1) fell to Hope International 7-2 at Cal State Fullerton. No. 1 singles player Jennifer Joy won her match, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 over Hope’s Michelle Steyn, while No. 6 singles player Doreen Fernandez prevailed over Hope’s McKenna Hamel, 3-6, 6-2, 8-6. SBVC SOFTBALL Glendale defeated the visiting Wolverines 5-2 in a nonconference game. SBVC (5-4) was led by Krystal Majorovas and Codi Sanders, who had a solo home run and an RBI double, respectively. RCC BASEBALL Riverside avenged Wednesday’s loss as the Tigers scored a 7-5 nonconference victory over Palomar. Cody Madison collected two hits and drove in a run. Riverside was trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning before scoring four runs to take the lead. 160Want 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

PRINCIPAL WHO STOLE FROM SCHOOL IS AXED FROM SCHOOLBOY COACH JOB

first_imgFinbarr BoyleA COUNTY Donegal school principal who guilty to a series of embezzlement and fraud charges involving tens of thousands of euro has lost his job as a soccer coachFinbarr Boyle, from Ardara, has had his sentence adjourned until next December to allow him to pay back €25,000 of the €200,000 he stole from Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan in a crime which deprived hundreds of kids of school dinners for four years. The 35-year-old had told an outside catering company to stop providing school meals to the school in 2008 by claiming a Department of Social Protection grant had been stopped. But the money hadn’t stopped and he stole the money.Boyle was described in court earlier this month as a ‘fantastic’ soccer and gaelic football coach.Donegal Daily has learned however that he has now been fired by the Donegal Schoolboys where he had been coaching some of the county’s most talented young soccer players.Soccer authorities only learned of his crimes in the past few weeks.Cavan Circuit Court heard Boyle had spent €66,000 on a school credit card alone.He pleaded guilty to seven sample charges of theft including five separate counts of stealing a total of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 2009 and February 2011.He also admitted forgery in creating false invoices for food.The court heard Boyle – also known as Fionbar O Baoill and a regular teacher at an Irish language summer school in Ranafast – was from Ardara and had been living with his elderly parents since his wife left him.He was living on the dole and was unable to get a job.A character reference was made by a number of retired teachers including Gerry Murphy who runs Coláiste Rann na Feirste who pleaded for leniency in the case.Mr Murphy said Boyle was a brilliant teacher who had made a mistake.Sgt Fitzpatrick said the crimes had a devastating effect on the village where Boyle had been principal from 2005. Parents were angry and upset, he said.Judge John Aylmer said he would allow Boyle a year to pay back €25,000 from the money stolen and adjourned sentence until next December.He said he wasn’t making any promises but if Boyle paid the money he would be minded not to impose a custodial sentence.PRINCIPAL WHO STOLE FROM SCHOOL IS AXED FROM SCHOOLBOY COACH JOB was last modified: December 13th, 2015 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:ArdaracheatcoachcriminalcrookFinbarr Boylesoccerthieflast_img read more

FISHING FOR MEMORIES PROVES FAR FROM PICTURE PERFECT FOR TONY!

first_imgAn angler who hooked an antique camera while out fishing has appealed for help after trying to find its owner.Tony Boyle was enjoying a pleasant day out with his two children on the River Finn at Donnyloop. He bent down to pick up some grass at his feet to wipe off his fishing rod when he noticed a black strap sticking out of the riverbank.He pulled it out of the ground and discovered it was a camera case – with a Kodak Instamatic 124 camera inside.The camera, which was made in America, dates back form the late 1960s.Since his discovery, Tony’s discovery has now brought him on a search to America and back in an attempt to find its owner. A surprised Tony said “It was soaking wet. I didn’t know what it was. I pulled the strap and lo and behold it came out.”Tony took the camera home to his house in Clady, Strabane to examine his find further.When it dried out he discovered an identification card inside with an address in New York.In between Tony contacted Fuji who asked him for a serial number from the film in the camera to see if they could process it.He was delighted when the film giant contacted him and then processed a number of black and white shots.The pictures show a number of pictures of people posing at a farm gate and also in front of a car. Tony was delighted and showed the pictures to many people but still had no success.“I showed the pictures to my parents and they felt they recognised someone from them.“They told me to ask my uncle but he didn’t recognise the people in the photo either. The man in the picture looks very familiar – he could be anyone’s grandfather,” said Tony.Frustrated, Tony then decided to contact the person named on the identity card in the camera case. He sent some of the developed black and white pictures and a letter to Tiffany Harrison, 7 Brook Lane, Milford, New York.But he was left even more frustrated when a few weeks later his letter was returned saying the street name did not exist.“I really want to find the owner. It must be of sentimental value to them. It would also give me peace of mind,” said Tony.FISHING FOR MEMORIES PROVES FAR FROM PICTURE PERFECT FOR TONY! was last modified: June 19th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Mickey’s 40th birthday tribute to the heroes of our lifeboat crews

first_imgA well-known Killybegs man has given up his chance of some nice 40th birthday presents after the heroics of Donegal’s lifeboats in rescuing five fishermen on Saturday afternoon last.Mickey Byrne, who now lives in Greencastle, is currently out at sea fishing.However, like thousands of other people, he was left in awe at the amazing response of the rescue lifeboats which rushed to help the stranded vessel 20 miles off Fanad Head on Saturday. Thankfully all five were rescued despite the challenging seas which faced the rescue crews.Mickey hits his milestone birthday next month.But instead of presents, he is asking for donations instead of birthday presents so he can donate to help the amazing work carried out 365 days a year by these amazing volunteers. All the information is below so if you know Mickey, or even if you don’t, donate what you can to this amazing cause this Christmas.When we’re all having our Christmas dinner and watching TV, these guys could be out on a call again keeping us all safe at sea.If you missed the heroics of what these volunteers on Saturday last then click on the video below.Mickey’s 40th birthday tribute to the heroes of our lifeboat crews was last modified: December 16th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:birthdaydonationdonegalMickey Byrnelast_img read more

Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association elects officers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) Board of Directors elected officers for 2016 during their December meeting. Executive committee positions include the offices of president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. Those elected to an officer position are responsible for the implementation of board policies and procedures, as well as carrying out the roles for their respective office.Chad Kemp, a corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Preble County, was re-elected to serve a second term as the OCWGA president. He has held various leadership roles in the association including vice-president and secretary. Kemp is also a graduate of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)/Syngenta Leadership At Its Best Program. He farms with his family near Lewisburg, Ohio.Fifth generation Fayette County farmer Jed Bower was re-elected as OCWGA vice-president. In addition to growing corn and soybeans near Washington Court House, Bower is very involved in NCGA as a Public Policy Action Team member and is a former Fayette County Farm Bureau President.Patty Mann will continue her term as the OCWGA secretary. Mann farms with her family in Shelby County where they grow corn and soybeans. In addition to her work on the OCWGA board, she has been a part of the Shelby County FSA County Committee, the Jackson Center FFA Advisory committee and FFA Boosters. Mann also serves as the chair for the Grower Services Action Team for the NCGA.Fairfield County farmer, Jon Miller will serve a second year as OCWGA treasurer. Miller is a grain farmer from Pleasantville that currently has 3 generations of the Miller family involved in the day to day operations. He has completed the DuPont Leadership New Century Farmers program and the NCGA/Syngenta Leadership At Its Best Program. Miller is also a member of the NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team.As the past president, Brent Hostetler will remain on the officer team as chairman. Hostetler is a corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Union County. He operates Hostetler farms with his father near Plain City, Ohio. In addition to his work with OCWGA, he is a chair of the NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team and a past Madison County Farm Bureau president.last_img read more

“Experience a Heart Racing 5/5” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

first_img SharePrint Related”Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community””Kayak Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoSeptember 21, 2010In “Extreme Geocaching””Accessible Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 9, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories” A five terrain, difficulty five geocache tops the extreme scale. They’re dangerous, by their very nature. This is a Lost & Found video of an attempt to log a 5/5 outside of Chehalis, WA USA. “* rivers and lakes” (GC6982) is rated 5/5. The rating on GC6982 is perhaps more than precautionary. Any hiker faces the real possibility of serious injury on this geocache.View from near “* river and lakes”A five terrain geocache traditionally requires specialized equipment. This cache requires study hiking gear, including tear-resistant gloves. Geocachers BrewerMD, DubyaDee and Towtrkdug, along with cache owner Slinger91 signed up for the adventure. See their hunt for treasure and the waterfall waiting at the end their journey.Explore even more adventures of geocachers in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found gallery.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Health is a Family Affair: Empowering Families to Manage the Chronic Illness Journey

first_imgDr. Karen Shirer, PhDFamily providers, whether medical professionals, social workers, family life educators or others, can play an important role in helping families manage the challenges of chronic illness and in turn building family resilience.In Part 1 of the two-part webinar titled Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey, we learned that the health of family members and family well-being are closely linked. Chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other effects of combat injuries create stress in individuals and their families. But family support and positive communication afford critical protection against developing chronic disease to begin with and for effectively coping with it when it occurs. If you have not had the opportunity to view this webinar, please click here to access the recording.So what can practitioners who work with these families do to promote family health and well-being when facing chronic illness? Part 2 of the webinar, directed at practitioners, describes a number of strategies for engaging the whole family in the health care of their family members. Dr. Tai Mendenhall from the University of Minnesota gave a menu of strategies that care providers can utilize to help families harness resources, provide support and promote resilience.Space does not permit describing them all so I will focus on two strategies – advancing a sense of agency and enhancing communion between family members. However, Dr. Mendenhall describes these two strategies as the pillars or basis for the remaining strategies. If you are new to this kind of work with families, these two strategies are a very good place to begin.Advancing agency What we mean by agency? Sociologist, philosophers and literature all use the term agency to describe people’s freedom and capacity to live and act in their world. This means that a family member with chronic illness and his/her family members recognize and make choices about their health care and other aspects of their lives in order to reach their goals.Family care providers advance agency as they engage families in as many health care decisions as possible and respect the decisions that families make. It means giving them choices that are both small (for example, would you like water or coffee while we meet?) and large (for example, negotiating and creating a treatment plan together). Providers also maintain a “problem-solving” approach and culture throughout the entire course of care – hope is never lost.Several years ago, I had my own bout with a chronic illness whose effects remain with me today. I cannot begin to describe just how important advancing my and my family’s agency was as I received care. My entire health care team — physician, the nurse practitioners, the nurses both in the clinic and the hospital, physical therapists, nursing assistants, food service workers, and even the young woman who changed my bedding gave me choices. As a result, I felt not only empowered to make choices they gave me but to become deeply involved in my own care and healing. I asked questions, searched the Internet, practiced mind-body therapies like mindfulness, and at a critical point, turned down a therapy that I knew my beleaguered body and spirit could not tolerate. This last choice, in hindsight, was my best and most impactful decision and my physician agrees heartily with me today.Enhancing CommunionLike agency, communion is defined by the field of psychology. Communion describes our desire and feelings to relate to others, cooperate with them, and draw closer to them over time. In essence, agency is about empowering the patient or family member with chronic disease and communion is about promoting connections with the whole family and their broader system of support.Dr. Mendenhall highlights that combating chronic illness commonly leads to social isolation due to the disruption of normal daily life and routines where we connect with others. The illness may prevent one from working, socializing, and fulfilling important family roles, which leads to feelings of isolation. As the second pillar or base for all the strategies, family practitioners need to work with the family to overcome the isolating effects of the illness.Enhancing communion involves encouraging the family member who is ill and other family members to give each other support AND to receive support from one another. The ill family member plays an important part in giving as well as receiving support. Your role as a helping professional involves encouraging social connectedness and support. In addition, when difficulties arise in accessing another’s attention, time and regard, you need to help them work through any real or imagined barriers that family members encounter.When I was ill, my partner, my brothers and my children gave me tremendous support. But I quickly learned that they needed my support as well. They, too, were struggling with the stress of my illness and needed to connect to me and share their concerns. My adult daughters had their own family dilemmas, one the mother of a premature infant and the other experiencing infertility challenges. My husband served as a rock for me but he needed to vent at times about our naughty puppies at home. These problems gave a sense of normalcy to our lives and helped us deepen our connection and communion with each other.The remaining strategies described in the second webinar provide more ways to advance agency and enhance communion with families that are dealing with chronic illness. You can view the webinar here. The webinar also highlights several case studies, which will give you an opportunity to think more deeply about and apply what you learn in the webinar. Then you will be prepared to practice your new skills with families experiencing the challenges of chronic illness.Reference: Diehl, M., Owen, S. K., and Youngblade, L. M. (2004). Agency and communion attributes in adults’ spontaneous self-representations. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 28, pp. 1-15.Karen Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor.last_img read more

Why You Should Not Offer Advice To Your 23 Year Old Self

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The most frequent question podcast hosts ask me is, “If you could back and offer your twenty-something-year-old self some advice, what would you tell him?” I used to try to answer this question, but I was never satisfied with my answers. Mostly I was trying to be polite and say something that might help someone else, which is the purpose of the exercise.Here is why you should not want to go back and offer advice to your twenty-something-year-old self.Being Grateful for Your PathAll the good and bad decisions you made brought you to this point. All the good things and bad things that happened to you were all part of that path. Whoever you are now is the result of all of your experiences. If you are truly grateful, you have to be thankful for the path that brought you here.As much as you might have liked to avoid some of the negative experiences and having spent too much time figuring things out, going back and changing something would mean a different path. Not only would you not be who you are now, but your path wouldn’t likely have been any better than the one you traveled to get this point.My 23 year old self might have listened to whatever advice I would have given him, but he wasn’t likely to act on at that time. He knew too much at that time and only decided it was better not to know anything and to pay attention and learn many years later. But the advice wouldn’t have helped him much anyway, and it wouldn’t have helped you either.A Different PathA different path would have meant that you avoided some mistakes only to make new and different mistakes, mistakes that you wouldn’t have liked any better than the ones you made. You would have made different choices, and you would have a different set of regrets. The perfect life you might believe you would have lived would be made of mistakes, missteps, and missed opportunities, even if they were different than the ones you experienced. That perfect life would still have been full of joy and happiness and loss and suffering because these are the things that make up every life.You have to be grateful for the adversity you faced because it is what made you stronger.All the many mistakes you made are what eventually made you wiser.The many losses you have suffered are what finally made you appreciate what you have.All of your fears are what allowed you to find the courage hidden inside you.Your critics proved you were creating something that required a reaction.The things that were inadequate provided you with your drive to make things better.Your anger proved you cared about something enough to fight for it.Even though it is challenging to accept, you have to be grateful for the whole path, not just the good parts, the easy parts.No Time MachineThe thought experiment that is looking backward to decide what you wished you would have known or to identify what you might have done differently isn’t nearly as useful as a different exercise. You have already paid for mistakes of the past and acquired the wisdom you would share with your younger self. Instead of asking yourself what you might have done differently in the long distant past, you should ask yourself what advice should be giving yourself now.While you can’t do anything about your past, you right now possess the power to do something about your future. You can choose to take action to prevent your future regrets. A better thought experiment means asking yourself what Future You is going to wish you had done now. Instead of talking to the twenty-year-old version of yourself, you should speak to the person you are now and convince them to stop making the mistake that is going to impact the future version of yourself.Why would you spend time contemplating a different past, something you can never change, when you have the power to change your future now?last_img read more