Djokovic loses to 140th-ranked Klizan in 2nd round in Spain

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 12th-ranked Serb got off to a slow start but rebounded to force a third set. He was then broken while trailing 4-3, allowing Klizan to serve out for the victory.Djokovic decided to play in Barcelona after losing to Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. He also lost in the second round in Miami and in Indian Wells, and failed to advance past the last 16 at the Australian Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Phoenix salvages ‘character-building’ win over Blackwater Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves to Slovakia’s Martin Klizan during their Barcelona Open ATP tournament tennis match in Barcelona on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain — Novak Djokovic lost again, this time falling to 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open.Djokovic, trying to return to form after a lingering right elbow injury, hasn’t made it past the last 16 in five tournaments this year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Dan Morias Somersaults on Pro-Temp Race

first_imgMaryland County Senator H. Dan Morias says he no longer intends to contest for the seat of President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate.The Liberian Senate is expected to hold election for the post that was made vacant by the exit of Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley following his defeat in the recent Special Senatorial Elections.In the first place, Findley should not have been elected to the top Senate post in keeping with Article 47 of the 1986 Constitution which calls for electing a Pro-Tempore for six years. Because Findley had three years left of his nine year term, electing him was a complete violation of the Constitution the senators took an oath to protect and defend.Article 47 states: “The Senate shall elect once every six years a President Pro Tempore who shall preside in the absence of the President of the Senate, and such officer shall ensure the proper functioning of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the Senate.”Senator Morias announced during a news conference over the weekend that he was withdrawing from the race because he didn’t see it fit to hold election to fill the Pro-Temp position at this time.The Maryland County Senator heads the Senate committee on Foreign Relations and initially had been opting for ascendency to the coveted position since Findley as well as the Chairman on Executive, Margibi Senator Clarice A. Jah are now out of the Senate.In the line of leadership, the Chairman on Executive acts in the absence of the Pro-Temp and Foreign Relations acts in the absence of the Executive.Morias was relying on that portion of the Senate rules for his ascendency to Pro-Temp and vowed to challenge it before the High Court.  However, Morias has somersaulted on his quest and announced that he has disengaged from running to the Supreme Court to justify his bid for Pro-Temp.He dismissed the speculation that he was under pressure from the Executive Mansion to withdraw, adding; “my decision was based on consultation with my colleagues.”Though he comes from the Southeast where Sinoe County Senator Joseph Nagbe, a candidate in the race hails, Morias held back who he supports for the post saying he will not disclose whom he will back because he is expected to preside over the election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bike club race has photo finish win for Ferris

first_imgOn the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18, the bike club raced in another two lap Cactus Trails Mountain Bike Race with Pat Ferris placing first with a time of 1 hour and 20 minutes.Ferris barely held off Kevin Shaw in the victory, as the two essentially crossed the finish line neck and neck.The day also held a one lap event, which was won by August Battison. Battison finished first with a time of 40:00, completing the race on a non-suspension bike. Dean Lowry finished second in this one lap event at 41:00 and Geordie Morrison third at 42:00.- Advertisement -The bike club’s next event will be another Cactus race, which will take place this Wednesday, Sept. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the official website.last_img read more

Wantaway Koscielny departs Arsenal for Bordeaux

first_imgHis standoff with the club reportedly came after the Gunners rejected his request to be released from the final year of his contract.Koscielny was understood to be keen to move back to his homeland after nine seasons with Arsenal, having joined the Gunners in 2010 from Lorient.“The club is delighted to be able to count on a player with such experience at the highest level,” Bordeaux said in a statement, after paying a fee believed to be worth between five and six million euros for Koscielny.He played 353 games for Arsenal, winning the FA Cup three times, and was named club captain at the start of last season following the retirement of Per Mertesacker.“We thank Laurent for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future,” Arsenal said in a statement.Koscielny made just 17 league appearances last term after sitting out the first half of the campaign as he recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon.The centre-back missed France’s 2018 World Cup triumph after sustaining the injury just before coach Didier Deschamps named his squad.Koscielny earned the last of his 51 France caps in March 2018. He said in October he had intended to retire from international duty after the tournament in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Laurent Koscielny is heading back to France after almost a decade at Arsenal © AFP/File / Andreas SOLAROBORDEAUX, France, Aug 6 – Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny completed a return to France on Tuesday after agreeing a reported three-year deal with Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.The French international, 33, made clear his desire for a move last month when he refused to travel on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States.last_img read more

‘I am convinced Arsenal will challenge for the title next season’

first_img1 Mathieu Debuchy says he has endured a difficult first season at Arsenal – but the Gunners can challenge for the Premier League next year.The right-back moved to the Emirates last summer, transferring from Newcastle for around £12m after just one season in the north east.Injuries have restricted the Frenchman to just 10 league appearances this season, but the 29-year-old is adamant Arsenal can compete for the title next year.“I am convinced that we will challenge for the title [next season]. Every big club wants to win it, Arsenal is a big club and it is definitely a target for us all,” Debuchy told Arsenal Player.“It has been a difficult season for me. I had two injuries, involving two operations, one on my knee, one on my ankle.“It is a shame because I felt very good with the team, I think I made a good start to the season, so to be off the pitch for almost six months was difficult to deal with.“When you start a new season in a new club, you really want to prove what you are capable of. I really thought that the difficult time was behind me and that I could show my qualities.“Unfortunately I picked up my shoulder injury only a few weeks later and that was difficult for me to deal with.”Young Spaniard Hector Bellerin has starred as Arsenal right-back in Debuchy’s absence. The French ace returned for the recent FA Cup semi-final win over Reading, but missed Monday’s Premier league win at Hull with a minor hamstring problem. Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy last_img read more

Marry and enjoy profits

first_imgWASHINGTON – Marrying for money, it turns out, works. A study by an Ohio State University researcher shows that a person who marries – and stays married – accumulates nearly twice as much personal wealth as a person who is single or divorced. And for those who divorce, it’s a bit more expensive than giving up half of everything they own. They lose, on average, three-fourths of their personal net worth. “Getting married for a few years and then getting divorced is clearly not the path to financial independence,” said Jay Zagorsky, whose study divided married couples’ assets so they could be compared with singles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Zagorsky, a research scientist at OSU’s Center for Human Resource Research, tracked the wealth and marital status of 9,055 people from 1985 to 2000. Those people have been participating in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which has repeatedly interviewed them about various aspects of their lives since 1979. The participants are now 41 to 49 years old, making them the youngest of the baby boomers. Zagorsky cautioned that results could be different for older and younger Americans, who have faced different attitudes about marriage, divorce and living together without marriage. Zagorsky’s study, which is published in the current issue of the Journal of Sociology, defines wealth as the total value of a person’s assets, such as real estate, stocks and bank accounts, minus liabilities, such as mortgages. A big reason married people accumulate more wealth than others is simple economies of scale – one household is cheaper to maintain than two, Zagorsky said. Divorce reverses those benefits, he said. “Divorce looks like one of the fastest ways to destroy your wealth,” Zagorsky said. David Popenoe, co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, said people become more economically productive after they marry. “They work harder, they advance further in their job, they save more money, and maybe invest more wisely,” Popenoe said. “That’s because, one can speculate, they are now working for something larger than themselves. They are working for a family.” Zagorsky showed that single people slowly accumulated wealth during the study, going from a median of $1,500 at the start to $10,900 in the 15th year. Married people accumulated wealth much faster, accumulating 93 percent more than single or divorced people over the life of the study, Zagorsky said. People who divorced started losing net worth four years before their divorces were final, Zagorsky said. That could be because they had separated before divorcing, forcing them to support two households, he said. The study found that men fared better than women after divorce, holding about 2 times the wealth. However, in dollars, it added up to a difference of only $5,124. “While men come out slightly ahead, divorce destroys wealth dramatically for both sexes,” Zagorsky wrote in his study. 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

Man who punched car in long-running dispute has ‘wrong perception of life’

first_imgA Donegal man who punched a car causing damage to the back panel has ‘the wrong perception of life’, a court has been told.Wesley McKnight (24), with an address in Muff, was before Letterkenny District Court after an alleged incident on Friday, June 11, 2014 at Ramelton. Inspector Barry Doyle said that Raymond Murray made a complaint to Milford Garda Station that his Honda Civic had been damaged.Garda Carty was told by Mr Reilly that he had been outside Conway’s when he heard a loud bang and saw Wesley and Margaret McKnight standing at the passenger side of the car.McKnight admitted punching the back panel of the car, causing €250 worth of damage.McKnight, the court heard, had a previous conviction from October 2015 of assault causing harm to the same injured party.The court was told that ‘an ex-girlfriend is involved’ in the dispute between the parties.“There was no malice from Mr McKnight,” defending solicitor Patsy Gallagher said.“These matters go back a number of years and there is another matter for Carndonagh court that goes back a while.“It could be classed as extremely childish the way they have dealt with matters. He has the wrong perception of life, but he accepts that it happened and wants to move on.”Mr Gallagher said his client was under the care of his parents, who have ‘serious health issues’The matter was adjourned until June 21, with the Carndonagh court matter put back to the same date. Judge Paul Kelly called for a probation report in the case.Man who punched car in long-running dispute has ‘wrong perception of life’ was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Garda CartyInspector Barry DoyleJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRameltonWesley McKnightlast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Progress Over Perfection

first_imgSome people wait to start until everything is perfect. Because they are waiting for perfection, they continue to wait, not recognizing that perfection is not obtainable. More still, it isn’t necessary.You—and your thing, whatever that is—are not perfect. Instead, you are a work in progress. Whatever version you are, and whatever version your thing is, it is an interaction. It is something that exists now in one state, and something that will exist in another state later, once you have seen how you might improve it. If you are a work in progress, then progress is what is necessary, not perfection.I am right now, Iannarino 3.0, working on Iannarino 3.1, an upgrade to make a few improvements and eliminate a few areas of the operating system. You are some version of you right now, and starting is how you figure out what needs to go in your incremental upgrade, you X.1 release. Or maybe you learn what goes into the next major release.This same process is true for your thing. If you are an artist, your early work is what is going to shape your later work. You see an artist’s growth by looking at their early work, where it’s easy to see their influences, easier to see what they were trying to do before their skills caught up to their vision. If you are an entrepreneur, the business you start may not end up resembling what the business does at the end of twelve months. By putting something into the world, the world responds, and that response can change the business by helping you give people what they want or need in some better fashion.The number 1 always comes before the number 2. You can’t get to 3 without passing through 2. If you want to speed the time it takes to produce better work, start producing work now. Waiting only pushes the results you want further into the future.There is no choice to make here. If it is progress or perfection, go with progress. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

George W Bush And Chad McQueen Attend 2018 Scottsdale Auction

first_imgFormer U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld.The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971. On Saturday, President Bush joined Chevrolet on the block for the sale of a 2018 Corvette Carbon Fiber 65 Edition (Lot #3007), which sold for $1.4 million to benefit The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative while film star Chad McQueen was on stage Friday as the Ford Mustang Bullitt brought $300,000 for Boys Republic.“I’m incredibly proud that we’ve reached such a historic milestone of raising almost $102 million in total charity donations at our home in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our company was founded on the principle of charitable donations by my father Russ Jackson and his partner, Tom Barrett, and I’m grateful to be able to carry on that banner in their honor. This has been an incredible 47-year journey for our company, driven by our tremendous bidders, consignors, sponsors, celebrities and the entire collector car community, whose heart is only matched by their generosity and outpouring of support. The amount of good that has come from the $102 million we’ve raised together is simply immeasurable. But we’re not going to stop here as this is simply a milestone on our journey to continue to help those who need our help the most.”For the first time in the company’s history, the Barrett-Jackson team was joined on the block by a former U.S. president. President Bush, along with television host Jay Leno, as well as Chad McQueen, son of TV actor Steve McQueen, lent their efforts to help raise awareness and donations for charity this week.Carolyn and Craig Jackson auctioned their personal Corvette with the entire sale benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA). Joined on the block by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, the sale kicked off Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong Driven Hearts initiative. The company will continue to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the AHA in a variety of ways, including the first Barrett-Jackson themed license plate program through the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT-MVD). The six-character license plates cost $25, with $17 from each plate sold benefiting the AHA. The Driven Hearts campaign also includes a partnership with Hotels for Hope, which enables fans traveling to Barrett-Jackson events to book rooms through Barrett-Jackson.com, with a portion of every actualized hotel room night booked going to the AHA.“We’ve been given a tremendous opportunity to enrich the lives of so many deserving individuals,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the last 47 years, the collector car community has joined us to help our youth, those who struggle with disease and sickness, our nation’s military veterans and first responders, and so many others. We’re proud to be a catalyst for change and for reaching this incredible milestone and excited to continue this great tradition of charitable giving in the future.”Ten charity vehicles crossed the block in Scottsdale with 100 percent of the hammer prices raising a total of $6.21 million. This year’s charity vehicles included:• 2017 Ford GT (Lot #3010) – $2.55 million – Donated by Ron Pratte to benefit The Autism Society of North Carolina’s Ignite Program and the Autism Alliance of Michigan • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition (Lot #3007) – $1,400,000 – Donated by to benefit The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #3009) – $925,000 benefiting Building for America’s Bravest Through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation • 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3008) – $350,000 benefiting the American Heart Association • 2015 Pioneer Cedar One Custom Roadster (Lot #3005) – $350,000 benefiting the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, The Royal Canadian Legion and Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt (Lot #3006) – $300,000 to benefit Boys Republic • 2017 Ford F-250 Pickup (Lot #3003) – $115,000 benefiting ChildHelp through the SEMA Cares Foundation • 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aero Custom Coupe “Project Prestone” (Lot #3004) – $100,000 benefiting TGen Foundation • 2018 Bennington 23SSBXP Pontoon Boat (Lot #3002) – $100,000 benefiting the Mayshad Foundation • 1996 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001) $20,000 – benefiting Jordan Vocational High Schoollast_img read more

Degrassis new season tackles abortion refugees scary rightwing thinking

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter “We’re very much influenced by what’s going on in the world, there’s no question. When this season comes on air, in the very first episode, we (also) see that ‘Degrassi’ is welcoming Syrian refugees.”The entire third season will be available in Canada on Friday on the Family Channel app and on Netflix in the U.S. and around the world. The season makes its Canadian broadcast premiere on Family Channel on Monday night.This is the fourth time a “Degrassi” character has had an abortion. The previous characters were Erica Farrell of “Degrassi High,” Tessa Campanelli of “School’s Out!” and Manny Santos of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”“We’ve also done an equal number of stories of kids who get pregnant and make different choices,” says Schuyler.“So it’s not like we are advocating, ‘Get pregnant, get an abortion.’ But we really felt that it was very important, particularly in this day and age when the abortion debate is coming back on the main stage, that we wanted to demystify it.“Our message is not: ‘Use abortion as birth control.’ Far from it,” she adds. “But we also want to respect the dignity and the rights of a young woman to be able to make her own informed choices.”In the episode “#IRegretNothing,” Lola finds out she’s pregnant and decides to have an abortion after researching her options for a couple of weeks.When a counsellor at the clinic stresses that she can take more time to think about her options, Lola insists she wants to go through with it. Cameras then show her lying on the examination table and chatting with the doctor in the procedure room as he preps the equipment.“I think that it will help a lot of teenagers realize that, ‘Hey, it’s OK if I do this because it is my body and I can be strong after this, I’ll get through this, I have lots of people supporting me,’” says Arcuri.Lola isn’t haunted by her decision, as is often the case in abortion storylines. Instead, she tells a friend that it wasn’t a difficult choice for her and that she doesn’t feel sad or regretful.“Some girls will have an emotion and cry for days after and some will feel strong and feel liberated and feel like it wasn’t a big deal. And I think it’s a good way to tell a story — that people react differently, Lola’s reaction is justified, it’s normal, it’s OK,” says Arcuri.“I’m happy that the writers gave me this opportunity to portray it and help young girls.”Lola also doesn’t tell the father about her abortion beforehand. Arcuri says it speaks to a woman’s right to make a decision about her own body, but she adds that it might make some viewers angry.“It was also very scary to think about portraying this with all the controversy that’s going on and how many people have different views on this specific topic,” she says.“I wanted to get it right and to prepare myself for any backlash or anything that happens.”The new season picks up right after the season 2 cliffhanger, which involved a tragic bus crash. The new season will also see an influx of Syrian refugees to “Degrassi.”But the abortion storyline will likely be among the most discussed, says Schuyler: “It is a subject matter, out of all — I think we’re up to 525 episodes of ‘Degrassi’ now — and no question, it’s the first, if not the second, most divisive topic that we talk about.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Advertisement The esteemed Canadian teen-TV franchise “Degrassi” is tackling the subject of abortion again, given that it’s “a very important time to be telling this story,” says series co-creator Linda Schuyler.In the upcoming third season of “Degrassi: Next Class,” Amanda Arcuri’s 16-year-old character Lola Pacini decides to have an abortion and viewers get a unique perspective — from inside the procedure room with her.“We’re constantly reading the stats and keeping apprised as to what’s happening and also have our finger on the pulse of some of the scary right-wing thinking that’s out there,” says Schuyler, who is also an executive producer for the show. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more