Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Legacy cemented, Huelgas looks at bigger picture Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ‘Playing without thinking’Nadal supported an experimental change used in qualifying to allow coaching, but drew the line at a 25-second shot clock.“Depends on what the fans want. If the fans want short points and players playing without thinking, only going for the shots, maybe is good,” Nadal said.“If you want to have matches like the three finals I played here with Novak, the kind of match the crowd is more involved because the points are so long, well, you cannot expect play 50 shots’ rally and in 25 seconds be ready to play the next point.“I think that’s not possible for a great show. But if you don’t want a great show, of course it’s a great improvement.”Most assuredly, New York fans love nothing more than a show and Nadal can’t wait to give them one when he opens play Tuesday.“Excited to start the US Open,” he said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re seeded one or 20, for me always is special to play here.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES “Don’t forget we’re not 21 anymore,” said Nadal. Stan is 32. I am 31 and a half almost. Novak is 30. Andy is 30. We are not that young anymore, so it’s normal that we had some things. That’s coincidence that it happens at the same time.”The superstar Spaniard also noted such past stars as Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras were not playing at such an advanced age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Don’t forget that Sampras probably at my age was not playing tennis, Borg was not playing tennis. A lot of great players were not playing tennis at our age,” Nadal said. “Is normal that we are still playing, we try our best, but it’s normal that we have more troubles during this.”Asked if the schedule needed to be trimmed to ease the workload, 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer took that idea to extremes. “You can cut down the season by half and then if there is an injury we cut it down half again, and at the end we play two months of the year eventually and we’ll still be injured because now we’re not playing enough,” Federer said.“The guys who are hurt lately, it’s mostly because they are 30-plus. Wear and tear just takes its toll. Maybe some players have just had enough of playing hurt and told just themselves, ‘When I come back I just want to be 100 percent.’“I don’t think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players they have the option not to play as much.”Nadal cited different ball contracts for the US Open and its main tuneup events as a problem that could be resolved.“That’s very bad for the wrist, for the elbow, for the shoulder. That’s bad,” Nadal said. “There are contracts but there’s some ways that you can fix it.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. APNEW YORK, United States — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and third-ranked Roger Federer sounded alarms against changes in tennis Saturday even as Britain’s second-ranked Andy Murray joined the injured list at the US Open.Murray withdrew with a sore left hip from the year’s final Grand Slam that starts Monday on the New York hardcourts, joining 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic among the injured.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee biography

first_imgFather – Promileswar Banerjee, Mother – Gayatri BanerjeeEducation: Completed graduation with honours in history from Jogamaya Devi College in south Kolkata. She earned a master’s degree in Islamic History from the University of Calcutta. This was followed by a degree in education from Shri Shikshayatan College. Later, she got a law degree from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, Kolkata.Major Moments:Started political career with Congress (I) in the early 1970s, General Secretary of state Mahila Congress (I) from 1976 to 1980.In the 1984, elected to Lok Sabha as one of the youngest parliamentarians, beating veteran Somnath Chatterjee from the Jadavpur in South Kolkata, became the General-Secretary of the All India Youth Congress.Lost election in 1989, returned to Lok Sabha in 1991 by shifting to Kolkata South constituency, was made the Union Minister of State for HRD, Youth Affairs and Sports, and Women & Child Development.In 1991, Banerjee fractured her head in an attacked by a CPI-M goon Lalu Alam.  The incident took place at Hazra crossing in southern part of Kolkata when Banerjee was leading a Congress rally.In 1993, Banerjee was physically hackled and thrown out of state secretariat Writers’ Buildings by the police for protesting in front of the then chief minister Jyoti Basu’s office.In April 1996, she alleged Congress was behaving as a stooge of the CPI (M) in West Bengal, and demanded to “clean Congress”.In 1997, resigned from Congress, established All India Trinamool Congress.In 1999, joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, allocated the Railways Ministry. In 2000, in her first Railway Budget, introduced a lot of new express trains in West Bengal.advertisementIn 2000, Trinamool Congress took over the reigns of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with Subrata Mukherjee as the Mayor.In early 2001, she walked out of the NDA cabinet and allied with the Congress for the state assembly elections to topple the Left Front government, but failed as the alliance won only 86 seats.In 2004 Lok Sabha elections, she was the only Trinamool Congress member to win a seat from West Bengal.In August 2004, Banerjee had fractured second and third ribs of her right cage during a dais collapse incident at Gopiballavpur in West Midnapore district. The accident occurred when she was addressing an anti-Left Front rally.In October 2005, she protested against the industrialization policy of the Left Front government in West Bengal and protested against the entry of Indonesia-based Salim Group’s interest in the state.In 2005, Trinamool Congress lost control of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Mayor Subrata Mukherjee defected to Congress.In 2006, Trinamool Congress could win only 30 seats in the state assembly election. On 4 August 2006, hurled her resignation paper at the deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal in Lok Sabha as her adjournment motion on infiltration by Bangladeshis in West Bengal was not allowed.In 2007, launched campaign to stop a chemical hub (SEZ) at Nandigram in East Midnapore district, resulting in killing of 14 villagers in police firing. Trinamool Congress staged blockade, protests and strikes. The Left Front government shelved the proposed chemical hub project.Mamata Banerjee gained a huge political benefit from Nandigram, performed better in Panchayat election in 2008, and won two Zilla Parishads.In 2008, drew international media attention by stopping Tata Motors’ dream Nano (the cheapest car in the world) project at Singur in Hooghly district over land acquisition controversy.Towards the end of 2008, took active part in extending support to the uprising against police atrocities at Lalgarh in West Midnapore district. Left Front accuses her of working in tandem with Maoists.Trinamool Congress shook Left Front’s foundation in Lok Sabha election in 2009, bagging 19 MP seats. Its allies Congress and SUCI also got 6 and 1 MP seats respectively. Mamata Banerjee takes over as Railway Minister.On May 28, 2010, derailment of Jnaneswari Express near Jhargram in West Midnapore district, killing 149 people, Mamata Banerjee alleges that the sabotage a handiwork of ruling CPI (M), demands CBI inquiry.In June 2010, Trinamool Congress fought municipal election alone (without alliance with Congress), and registered a landslide victory.In August 2010, surprised everyone when she said at a public meeting in Lalgarh, the Maoist heartland that Comrade Azad was killed in cold-blood, and toe Maoist demand for an inquiry into the killing.In August 2010, a truck hit a vehicle in the convoy of railway minister Mamata Banerjee at Kolaghat in East Midnapore when she was returning from West Midnapore’s Lalgarh after addressing a rally.last_img read more

CEO of Providenciales Airport presented with Commando Dagger

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – John Smith, the CEO of Providenciales International Airport, was awarded a ceremonial Commando knife by the grateful UK troops who have been using PLS for the past weeks.On Monday, at an evening ceremony held in front of one of the British military’s helicopters currently at PLS, Governor Freeman thanked Wing Commander Phil Wadlow for the work he and his men had done moving people, stores and supplies around the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Wg. Cmdr. Wadlow in turn thanked Mr. Smith for his generous assistance, and the vital use of the airport given to the British forces.“It was an honour to come out here and be able to help.   We would not have been able to get anything done without the very generous use of the airport and facilities here, which have been absolutely fantastic”, said Wg Cmdr. WadlowHe was followed in thanking Mr. Smith by Lieutenant Colonel Tom Salberg, who has been based at the airport during the post-hurricane relief effort.   Lt. Col. Salberg took the opportunity to present Mr. Smith with a ceremonial Commando dagger, an emblem of 3 Commando Brigade, of which Lt. Col. Salberg’s men are part.“It’s been a privilege to work side by side with the TCI people to help the relief effort after the recent hurricanes.    The airport has been a vital location for us and we wanted to say our thanks before my team leaves TCI, and is replaced by a smaller team of specialists who can help with longer term recovery”, said Lt. Col. Salberg.“This dagger is a small, and sharp, symbol of our thanks”, he added.Press Release: TCIGPhoto captions:Header photo: Lt. Col. Salberg presents Mr Smith with his new dagger1st insert: The group at the evening ceremony2nd insert: The British military helps deliver supplies across TCI after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Related Items:last_img read more

AdSEND Introduces Integrated Preflighting Solution in US

first_imgAdSEND, a division of Vio Worldwide, recently introduced its browser-based ad sending and receiving service that integrates preflighting.The solution, which has already been implemented at a number of newspapers in the UK, will help publishers by scanning advertisers’ PDF files for hundreds of problems that may prevent them from printing properly. This includes missing fonts, RGB, LAB color space, transparencies, spot color in CMYK files and image resolution. In order to achieve this integration, AdSEND has licensed premedia system DALiM TWiST’s technology, as well as working with Web-based delivery system Websend.While there are a wide variety of preflighting solutions on the market—Adobe’s Preflight tool and Enfocus PitStop are just a few—AdSEND’s model distinguishes itself by being part of a larger package. “While other preflight packages may check for some of the same errors and warnings, ours lets you do this while in the process of sending ads, meaning that it won’t disrupt workflow,” said AdSEND marketing manager Elaine Leahy. “Magazine publishers will be able to get the ad correct without having to chase down the advertiser while on deadline.”AdSEND gives senders the option to approve warnings before a file can be transmitted. The system provides suggestions on how to correct issues and lets them immediately fix problems with ink weight and spot to CMYK conversions (advertisers can also upload the corrected file). If the ad fails this validation process, errors are listed as an advanced file report displaying its location; then, an email alerting the advertisers is automatically generated. “We are looking to expand to the magazine market,” said Leahy. Currently, the company has 4,000 U.S. publishers receiving ads via AdSEND, including the Boston Globe, Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today and United Business Media Limited. While the preflight solution has just been introduced in the U.S., AdSEND already has 150 publishers expressing interest. President Al Edwards said that this preflighting solution follows a SaaS model for publishers who sign up to participate. It’s a pay-as-you-go structure, with no upfront costs. The publisher pays $1.00 per advertisement that AdSEND pre-flights.last_img read more

Tesla tweets video of electric Semi hauling vehicles for delivery

first_img Post a comment Tags More From Roadshow 0 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold Share your voice Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Tesla Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker Tesla has been placing ever more focus on delivering vehicles in the past several months. In November, Musk tweeted that Tesla “just acquired trucking capacity” to improve Model 3 delivery times. In March, a filing from the SEC showed that Tesla registered about $14 million worth of company stock in order to acquire trucks and trailers from California-based Central Valley Auto Transport, Inc., further boosting its delivery capabilities.While the Semi is not yet a production vehicle, according to a text message from a Tesla spokesperson, the Semi has been used “many times” for hauling to and from Gigafactory and elsewhere, so it appears there are no issues surrounding the idea of using a development vehicle for real-deal deliveries. The spokesperson also confirmed that the cars in the video were actual owner vehicles, and that those vehicles were delivered to their owners using the Semi. Nevertheless, it’s clear that Tesla is determined to get its own trucks delivering its own vehicles as the automaker expands its offerings and the markets in which they’re sold. 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD first drive: Teched out for towing The Tesla Semi isn’t even in production yet, but it appears at least one early model is getting put to work.Tesla on Monday tweeted a video of its all-electric Semi hauling a carrier’s worth of Tesla vehicles. The tweet’s caption makes it sound like the Semi is actively participating in delivering Tesla’s production vehicles, and it definitely looks good doing it. Tesla Semi delivering Tesla cars pic.twitter.com/ttEpcW5d8G— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019 Tesla Semi out for deliveries— Tesla (@Tesla) April 1, 2019 Tesla Semi looks set to tower over the competition 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 12 Photos This follows a tweet from CEO Elon Musk over the weekend, which showed a static picture of the Semi fully loaded for vehicle deliveries. In a follow-up tweet, Musk said the company has been “so mired in production [and] logistics for [the] past 18 months,” and that he is “[r]eally looking [forward] to getting Semi into production.” Electric Cars Car Industry Elon Musk Teslalast_img read more

Catholic bishops stop short of mandating lay involvement in abuse investigations

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! News By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Share This! Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Ethiopia tour for gay, lesbian travelers in jeopardy amid backlash from faith groups TagsBaltimore clergy sex abuse scandal homepage featured Pope Francis Roman Catholic bishops Top Story U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops USCCB,You may also likecenter_img Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News • Photos of the Week By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,BALTIMORE (RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has passed a slate of long-awaited measures designed to combat sex abuse and hold church leadership accountable for mishandling cases, including creating a national hotline operated by an outside group for reporting incidents of abuse or their cover-up.“I’m confident that the idea of doing (investigations) in-house is long gone,” said a cautiously upbeat Cardinal Joseph Tobin of New Jersey after the reforms passed Thursday morning (June 13) — informed by a recent papal document — at the bishops’ spring meeting.But the bishops stopped short of handing power to lay Catholics or abuse survivors in those investigations, sparking a debate that revolves around whether doing so would overstep guidelines outlined in a document issued by Pope Francis after a Vatican summit on abuse in February.Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich and other clerics were able to insert language into the resolutions stating that metropolitan bishops — who would oversee the investigations of fellow bishops — “should” rely on qualified lay persons. The inclusion of lay people is also among a moral “commitment” the bishops adopted Thursday morning on how to deal with sexual misconduct.But the language fell short of requiring bishops to take lay input, an important distinction that left victims advocates saying stronger measures are needed.Other clerics, such as Bishop William Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Mo., made clear that they support lay involvement regardless.“I believe it should be mandatory that we involve laity in the investigation of any case of sexual abuse by a bishop — or corruption, cover-up, involving the same,” McKnight said during the second day of voting. “I believe we should do that because that is the Catholic thing to do.”He added: “Lay involvement should be mandatory to make darn sure that we bishops do not harm the church in the way bishops have harmed the church — especially what we have become aware of this past year.”McKnight pointed to a section of “Lumen gentium,” one of the main documents of the 1964 Second Vatican Council, which, McKnight said, outlines the “obligation of the laity to be involved in the most important matters facing the church.”“Who can deny this is not the most important matter now of our generation?” he said.When Tobin was asked about McKnight’s comments at a news conference later in the day, he argued the new resolutions established a system that de facto requires lay involvement, and he said a gathering of metropolitan bishops, meeting on Wednesday, all agreed they could not now conduct an investigation without qualified lay people.“The possibility of doing that without qualified lay people, I would say is next to impossible — it is impossible,” Tobin said.Robert Deeley, left, bishop of the Diocese of Portland, Maine, accompanied by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks during a news conference June 11, 2019, at the USCCB’s spring meetings in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, Maine, also insisted that lay involvement was already effectively baked into the process, saying, “I think that it’s already done.”But the resolutions are a far cry from proposals considered when the bishops last met in November, such as the suggestion of creating an independent nonprofit to oversee abuse cases — an idea shot down by Vatican officials who said it superseded the authority of the pope.The new reforms also did not impress advocates such as Becky Ianni, an abuse survivor and leader of the Washington, D.C., and Virginia chapters of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.Saying this week’s measures “aren’t going to change anything,” Ianni argued that the systems created by the bishops are simply “setting up new policies where (the church) is going to investigate itself.”Encouraging metropolitan bishops to appoint lay people to help with investigations, she added, is not the same as an independent process.“Anytime they can handpick the lay person, then that’s not independence,” she said. “We would really like them to contact their local attorney general and get three to four suggestions for experts.”In the meantime, she said, SNAP will continue to rely on civil authorities rather than the church to take action.“We have 20 attorneys general that are doing investigations (into Catholic sex abuse). We’re going to put our emphasis on getting the other 30 states to do the same.”Kim Smolik, CEO of Leadership Roundtable, a group consisting mostly of influential Catholic laity devoted to promoting better management in the church, said in a news release that she hopes the provisions are just the beginning of a lengthy process of reform.“A new culture of leadership is necessary if we are to truly address the crises,” Smolik’s statement said. “It starts by acknowledging the leadership failures, looking at the root causes, providing new formation in seminaries and other educational institutions, setting up governance structures with checks, balances, etc.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Closing of American Hebrew Academy marks end of Jewish boarding school experiment Share This! Jack Jenkins jackmjenkinslast_img read more

Now open Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

first_imgNow open: Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park Tags: California, Disney Travelweek Group Share Monday, June 25, 2018 center_img ANAHEIM — Pixar Pier is officially open for business at Disney California Adventure Park, kicking off the summer season with beloved Pixar stories and characters.Having opened its doors on June 23, this newly reimagined land debuts during Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration of friendly that runs through Sept. 3, 2018 throughout the Disneyland Resort. One of the highlights of Pixar Fest is the new ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ fireworks show at Disneyland Park.Upon arrival at Pixar Pier, guests walk through a marquee that leads to four whimsical neighbourhoods. The first is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney-Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ and home to the Incredicoaster, the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature characters from ‘The Incredibles’ franchise.Incredicoaster at Disneyland’s Pixar PierAdjacent to Incredibles Park is Toy Story Boardwalk, a neighbourhood with the popular ‘Toy Story Mania!’ attraction and its 4D carnival games. Guests can also get ready to saddle up on Jessie’s Critter Carousel, coming in 2019.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaNext to Toy Story Boardwalk is the seaside Pixar Promenade, which celebrates a collection of favourite Pixar stories. The iconic Mickey’s Fun Wheel has been transformed to the Pixar Pal-A-Round, which takes guests up high on 24 freshly decorated gondolas. Pixar Promenade also features the new Games of Pixar Pier where guests can test their skills and win a prize at pay-for-play game booths, and opening later this summer is Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, which will offer saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.Pixar PromenadeJust past Pixar Promenade is Inside Out Headquarters, which was inspired by Joy, Sadness and the emotions of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’. This neighbourhood will feature another new family-friendly attraction in 2019.Guests have a wide range of food and beverage options while visiting Pixar Pier, from the new Lamplight Lounge, which serves a menu of California gastro-pub cuisine, to Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, already a fan favourite for its soft-serve cones and parfaits. Other options include Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums in Incredibles Park, Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros at Toy Story Boardwalk, and Angry Dogs at Pixar Promenade.Angry Dogs at Disneyland’s Pixar PierThe remaining areas of the original Paradise Pier – including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumping Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – have become a new land called Paradise Gardens Park. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more