“We have to change for Serena to win her 24th Grand Slam”

first_imgSerena Williams continues to be decided to match and even beat the document of 24 Grand Slam titles held by Australian Margaret Court docket. The American misplaced a beneficial alternative to match this document over the last Australian Open, the place she fell within the third spherical of the event in opposition to the Chinese language Qiang Wang.Talking to the BBC, Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams, analyzed the present state of affairs of the Saginaw participant in her problem to attain Court docket. “We have to settle for the truth that this isn’t working. Maybe with one other perspective, one other technique and totally different aims Serena can obtain its 24th Grand Slam. She feels optimistic but in addition detrimental, since she considers it a failure when she loses in a Grand Slam. We have to settle for actuality, however Serena is optimistic and believes she will be able to do it. If not, I wouldn’t be taking part in on a tennis court docket. “ Mouratoglou believes that, in the end, Serena will attain that determine, though she has not received a Grand Slam for the reason that 2017 Australian Open though she has performed 4 Grand Slam finals (two in Wimbledon and two within the US Open since then ). “She thinks she will be able to do it and I believe so too. It’s not far, however we have to change some issues. It’s arduous to know what number of alternatives she is going to have. I don’t understand how lengthy she might be in a position to play. However having been in a position to attain the finals in 4 Grand Slam says rather a lot about her, and isn’t removed from reaching the twenty-fourth. “last_img read more

Winning return for Fearless Fury

first_imgThe unbeaten filly FEARLESS FURY reported from a 10-layoff to win the Flossie McNeil Memorial Cup over 1200 metres in decisive fashion at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a 2-1 favourite despite the lengthy absence, FEARLESS FURY was given a patient ride by Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry in a field of 14 fillies and mares, eventually coming through from just off the early pace to win by 21/2 lengths from the fast-finishing DASH BOARD (7-1), heads on with the leader RAISING THE BAR (15-1) under leading jockey Shane Ellis. Highly fancied JESSE’S FAVORITE (3-1) hurt her chances by being slowly away and was unable to recover, as YOGA and FIRE ALARM disputed the lead into the straight, before RAISING THE BAR and then FEARLESS FURY burst on the scene. A chestnut filly by Fearless Vision out of the Al’s Silver Cat mare Raging Fury, FEARLESS FURY is owned and trained by Fitzroy Glispie, who said that despite the lengthy absence due to a leg injury, he waited patiently for months to ensure she was ready for this race. “She cracked a sesamoid bone after her impressive fast-time win over 1100 metres when making her two-year-old debut last December, and this required surgery,” said the former jockey. On a day which produced a number of upsets, Henry and top apprentice Linton Steadman rode two winners each, while trainer Tyrone Prince saddled two. Steadman actually passed the post first aboard three of his mounts, but DOC HOLIDAY (7-2) was disqualified and placed third for causing interference to the third horse UNBREAKABLE in the latter stages of the seventh race and first place awarded to the 21-1 outsider LEGENDARY PLEASURE. WAITED PATIENTLYlast_img read more

Tucville, Chase, St George’s advance

first_imgExxonMobil Under-14 Tournament…After four weeks of scintillating football, the Under-14 boys showed up once again on Saturday to book their spots in the quarter final round of the ExxonMobil/ Petra competition.The knockout round kicked off on a high note with a nail biting matchup between Marian Academy and St. George’s Secondary. With both teams determined to advance, the fight was taken to the end, with both teams scoring 2 goals. The game went into a penalty shoot-out, and St. George’s barely edged past Marian with 3 penalties to two.Later in the afternoon, Tucville Secondary effected a complete onslaught on the Carmel Secondary team. Rayheam Marques brilliantly led the charge with 4 goals to his name. Scoring a whopping 9 goals, Tucville also managed to restrict Carmel to a goalless run.Chase’s Academy and Buxton Secondary also got in on the fun, both teams racking up 7 goals to trounce their opponents, Uitvlugt and Ann’s Grove Secondary respectively.Meanwhile, Vergenogen enjoyed a 2-0 victory over East Ruimveldt Secondary; while St. John’s trounced South Ruimveldt 3-1, and North Ruimveldt Multilateral edged past Queenstown with a 3-0 win. Dolphin Secondary won their matchup with Annandale via penalty kicks 3-1.The action continues this Saturday, July 7, at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue. Both Boys and Girls teams will be on show.Goal ScorersMarian Academy:Daniel LoweMalik BarkerSt George’s Secondary:Dexter Hector (2)Vergenogen Secondary:Kwesi GillNashaun LivanChase’s Academy:Kevin Mullin (4)Jaleel AlcindorSean CatoJoshua DanielTucville Secondary:Shadrock BishopRayheam Marques (4)Garfield Caesar (2)Dwayne KellmanSouth Ruimveldt:De Andre AllenSt John’s:David XavierAkeel BennettOwn GoalBuxton:Samuel Garnett (2)Tyrice DennisMakhaya Jervis (3)Ronald HowardNorth Ruimveldt Multilateral:Shaquan FavoriteOrlando DickieYannick NortonDolphin Secondary:Judan Younge 37Annandale Secondary:Collin Henriques 33last_img read more

Wallace going forward – and back

first_imgSometimes I just can’t help myself. After being introduced to Dee Wallace on Saturday night at the Ribbon of Hope Celebration, my first words to her were: “Gosh you look good! Is this 1982 or what?” This is the woman who played Elliot’s divorced mom in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” 25 years ago and yet, she looks remarkably the same. I wasn’t trying to suck up but was just so astonished and wanted to know her secret. In our latest episode of “As Britney’s World Turns,” our damsel of a mess celebrated her 26th birthday on Saturday night. You didn’t think Britney Spears would stay home did you? After making an appearance at an event hosted by Sharon Stone at Scandinavian Style Mansion, Britney went to the Four Seasons Hotel with cousin Ali Simms and was later joined by Paris Hilton. The birthday girl briefly left the hotel for some unknown reason and when she returned, the paparazzi went wild, chasing her Range Rover into the underground parking garage, according to “Inside Edition.” Apparenty, some photographers got a little too close and refused to move as the birthday girl exited the vehicle. So, hotel security guards sprayed them with a dose of pepper spray! C’mon guys. Is another shot of Britney really worth stinging eyeballs? Sadness for Ross at Kennedy Center For Diana Ross, being one of the five Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday was a bit bittersweet because her dad wasn’t there. The Motown legend, honored along with Steve Martin, Brian Wilson, Martin Scorsese and pianist Leon Fleisher, traveled to Washington, D.C., from Detroit where funeral services for Fred Ross, were held. “This has been a hard week for me,” Diana told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I lost my father just before coming here and this just brings things to another level. He could have been here.” Diana has been criminally passed over by the Grammys for her entire 45-year career – both as a member of The Supremes and as a solo artist – so it’s great to see her get one of the most prestigious honors any artist can receive. For more celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe and blogs.dailynews.com/outinhollywood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I just live really well … I don’t smoke, I drink a little and I love a lot! (laughs) That’s my secret.” The 57-year-old actress has had roles in many films since “E.T.,” including this year’s “Halloween.” She will appear in the Christmas episode of CBS’ “The Ghost Whisperer” and in a recurring role on “My Name is Earl.” Since Dee looks so youthful, I wondered if people still come up to her and say, “It’s the mom from “E.T.!” “Every day of my life,” she said. “It feels pretty good. As long as I can move on in my career and still remain E.T.’s mom, I’m really happy. Going back and going forward at the same time is a good thing.” Out on the town for Britney’s 26th last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club NotesThe Men’s Donegal Minor League played at home to GreenCastle on Sunday and had a excellent result which puts them in a great position to qualify for the next round. Well done to Jim and James and the team and go luck in the return match in Greencastle. The Donegal League team played in Greencastle and came away with 1 ½ points away from home which is also a good result.Best of luck to Billy and the team in the return leg.The mixed foursomes played in the qualifier in Letterkenny on Sunday and were unfortunate to not qualify for the knock out stages.The Club wish to thank John and Cheryl for the work getting the team ready. Results:Open Wednesday 17th of May 20141st: Cyril Robinson 42pts2nd: Joe Terry 38pts BOTGross: Donal Boyle 34pts 3rd: Thomas Mc Bride 38pts BOTCategory: Michael Ward 38pts1st 9: Cairns Witherow 22pts2nd 9 Clive Cowan 19pts BOT CSS: 37ptsSaturday Open Singles Stableford1st: Richard Rosborough 37pts BOT2nd: John Elliot 37ptsGross: Graham Cummings 27pts3rd: Mark Caitness 36pts BOTCategory: John Mc Glynn1st 9: David Lynn 21pts2nd 9: Samuel Anderson 19ptsCSS: 37ptsSunday May Monthly Medal Stroke:1st: Brian Mc Ginley 672nd: Shaun Mc Ginley 68CSS: 67Competitions this week:Wednesday 21st May: Open Single’s Stableford (Soup & Sandwiches)Saturday 24th of May 2014: Hickey Clarke and Langan GOY for Men’s and LadiesSunday 25th of May: Club Singles StablefordN.B. The presentation for the Hickey Clarke and Langan Competition prize winners will be on next Saturday the 31st of May 2014 to co-inside with the presentation for the Club Classic and there will be music in the clubhouse that night.Ryder Cup Grand Final Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!We are now into the last two weeks of the Four Person Team event. Make sure to give it a go as everyone will want to qualify for the final and we are running out of months. Remember you can play any day of the week in this competition.The Club classic is coming up on the 31st of May (June Bank holiday weekend). This is an important fundraiser for the club. We would like to see a full timesheet and this is a ideal occasion to bring your friends along to play our fine course. If anyone if interested in sponsoring a tee box, please let Mary know at the clubhouse. Don’t forget there is food as normal every weekend. Make sure to pass the word around.Well done to James Sweeney Jnr and Conor Cheevers who represented the club in Dublin recently in Junior all-Irelands. They had previously qualified in Donegal. Both of them work hard on their games and have the potential to go places in the future. The club wishes to thank James, John, Brian and of course Seamus for the work they are putting into the juveniles in the club.GOLF NEWS: CYRIL ROBINSON WINS THE OPEN AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgThis photograph taken by Margaret Dolan of the Boyle Camera Club of the lifeguard tower in Rossnowlagh has emerged the overall winner of the first ever “Snap, Craic and Comp” photography weekend held in Bundoran.The event was held in brilliant weather conditions across the weekend and culminated in a banquet and awards presentation at the Great Northern Hotel. Photographers from the local area and from visiting camera clubs took part in the competition which saw them compete in seven categories with a choice to enter as many or as few categories as they pleased.Speaking about the success of the weekend, event director and Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said: “We were blessed with amazing weather on Friday and Saturday creating ideal conditions for our photographers who turned in some amazing photographs for us to judge. “I’d like to thank everyone who took part for making the effort and also to thank our sponsors Cara Pharmacy and hosts the Great Northern Hotel. A special thanks also to press photographer Conor McCabe of Conor McCabe Photography who gave up his time to help judge the entries along with Emer O’Shea from the Northwest Photographic Club.”A Social media element was also added to the weekend which allowed Discover Bundoran followers on Instagram to separately take part in the competition too. Users had to tag a new or existing photograph of Bundoran with the hashtag #discoverbundoran to enter. A large number of entries were received with the prize sponsored by Madden’s Bridge Bar. MARGARET’S DONEGAL PIC WINS FIRST BUNDORAN ‘SNAP’ COMPETITION was last modified: October 15th, 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:BOYLEMARGARET DOLANMARGARET’S DONEGAL SNAP WINS FIRST BUNDORAN ‘SNAP’ COMPETITIONlast_img read more

Smart cars just aren’t ready for the car wash

first_imgAmanda Razani Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Autonomous car#car wash#driverless car#Kia#override#Tesla#Volvo center_img With progressing technology, autonomous vehicles are able to differentiate between dangerous obstacles and non-threatening objects much more easily and accurately than they used to.However, the car computers have still not perfected the process to the level that is needed for circumstances outside the norm.  For example, driving one of these smart cars through a car wash can be complicated if the override system is not easily provided.  The systems in some of these vehicles experience difficulties in knowing when it is necessary to turn on the brakes or override impulses.See also:  Are self-driving cars speeding past smartphones?The reason behind this problem is that the radar sensors view the soapy lathered brushes and large water jets as an impending threat. Therefore, a car equipped with these sensors can get confused and kick into safety mode in order to avoid an anticipated collision.Adam Korngold, President of Waves Car Wash, states “We are just starting to see this issue come up.  Some of the vehicle manufacturers have put in safety devices that sense a car in front of the vehicle and the vehicle will automatically apply the break.  We’ve seen a couple times that a few of the higher end cars will recognize our curtains in the wash and automatically cause the car to stop.”Are cars too smart for the car wash?Craig Fitzgerald, Editor of BestRide.com, recently conducted a car wash test, while in a 2017 Kia Cadenza.  When he drove in and the conveyer belt tried to move him forward, the car wouldn’t move because the autohold break, a safety feature to keep the car from moving when it is parked in neutral, was on.  However, he said that it was really easy to turn that feature off by pressing a button.He went on to explain that other cars, such as the Volvo XC90, are not nearly as easy to override.  The Volvo XC90 has its override information located deep in the middle of the owner’s manual, and the instructions to turn off the system are a bit more complicated.Some vehicle companies such as Tesla have considered these kinds of scenarios and have provided an easy method for owners to turn off the vehicle assistance when going through a car wash.  As autonomous vehicles become more and more popular, these bugs are sure to be worked out.  Until then, owners just need to be prepared and know how to override the safety systems when necessary. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts last_img read more

Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Empowerment

first_imgReferences[1] Hahn, S. A. & Postmus, J. L. (2014). Economic empowerment of impoverished IPV survivors: A review of best practice literature and implications for policy, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 15(20), 79-93. doi: 10.1177/1524838013511541This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDEconomic abuse, such as controlling the family checkbook and limiting access to joint accounts, can be a devastating form of domestic violence. The abused may not have the financial knowledge or independence to escape the abuser due to financial reasons. Hahn and Postmus [1] have reviewed best-practice literature on domestic violence, intimate partner violence and economic abuse.Auntneecy, Flickr, 2014Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can be defined in a number of ways. In past blogs we have highlighted definitions of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. In their review of literature related to IPV and economic abuse, the authors use a broad definition of IPV — a pattern of coercive threats or behaviors where one person attempts to control another. Economic abuse is defined by the authors as an “abuser’s distinct tactics to control women’s ability to acquire, access, and maintain economic resources [1].” According to research cited by the authors, economic abuse is as prevalent as other physical, psychological and sexual abuse.The researchers searched the broader literature, and included both qualitative and quantitative studies for a total of 16 studies. They found that the research data available out in the field fell into two topical areas: 1) How to best handle IPV for women of lower incomes; and 2) interventions that address economic empowerment of IPV survivors. The authors summarized the following as most important to keep in mind when working with low-income IPV survivors:Make sure to screen for economic issues, and provide information and referrals for needed services.Programs targeting financial literacy can help develop economic self-reliance.Helping clients access higher education or to obtain needed training can improve career trajectory and help build independence.Victims of IPV could benefit from advocates to help them through the system.last_img read more


first_img“The state governments were made part of the organising “The state governments were made part of the organising committee, so the format was completely changed from earlier games and we have had a resoundingly successful South Asian Games which were organised with lowest of cost and finest of output,” said Yadav. “So it would be better that government, if it gives funding for such games then it should also organise them. “Synergy is the most important thing in sports and it will come about only when each of us recognise their respective role and we do not try to appropriate others role and at the same time we keep the spirit of fairness and discipline in the games alive,” he added. In his address at the ASSOCHAM conference, C K Mahajan (Retired Chief Justice), chairman, National Sports Code Committee informed that Sports Development Code 2016 was on the anvil. “I am in the process of preparing Sports Development Code 2016 by holding discussions and seeking guidance from former sportsmen, sports journalists and together with relevant stakeholders in the sector,” said Mahajan. “We are still in the process of finalising that report,” he said without giving a specific timeline. Lamenting on poor financial condition of various national sportsmen, Mahajan said that government needs to play a very decisive and co-operative role in development of sports in India. He also said that sportsmen in India have been neglected and have not been given their due and the governments response is very pathetic and casual in this regard. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more