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Federer feels ‘strange’ being in Wimbledon final, 16 years after 1st

first_imgSwitzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after beating Spain’s Rafael Nadal in a Men’s singles semifinal match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 12, 2019. (Adrian Dennis/Pool Photo via AP)Roger Federer admitted Friday that it felt “strange” he and Serena Williams will compete for Wimbledon titles this weekend, 16 years after he made his Grand Slam breakthrough.The 37-year-old Swiss reached his 12th final at the All England Club with a 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat of old rival Rafael Nadal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living The Swiss needed five match points to secure the victory, his 16th of their 15-year rivalry.“It lived up to the hype, especially from coming out of the gates, we were both playing very well.“Then the climax at the end with the crazy last game, some tough rallies there. It had everything at the end, which was great. I’m just relieved it’s all over at this point.“But it’s definitely going to go down as one of my favourite matches to look back at because it’s Rafa, it’s at Wimbledon.”Djokovic leads Federer 25-22 in career meetings with the Serb holding a 2-1 edge in Wimbledon clashes.Federer won their first duel in the 2012 semi-finals but Djokovic triumphed in the 2014 and 2015 championship matches.Overall, Djokovic holds a 9-6 edge in the Slams.However, Federer said he won’t be over-awed by the challenge as he chases a 21st major and Djokovic targets a 16th.“Age kicks in. I know it’s not over yet. There’s no point to start partying tonight or get too emotional, too happy about it, even though I am extremely happy,” said Federer.“I think I can with experience really separate the two. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists “Yeah, it’s definitely a bit unusual, a bit strange,” said Federer who will be the third oldest man to play in a Slam final on Sunday.“I hope it’s going to happen again for somebody, to have such a big span between the first final.“It’s definitely special I think for both of us. Serena was even earlier on tour than me because she made the breakthrough earlier. It’s amazing what she’s been able to do.“For me, it’s not something I ever expected. Winning that ’03 title was something so surreal that it’s nice to be back in another final. Means really a lot to me.”Federer’s win over Nadal on Friday came in the pair’s 40th career meeting and 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in a mesmeric, epic final.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img On Sunday, he will face world number one Novak Djokovic where he hopes to capture a ninth Wimbledon and record-extending 21st Grand Slam crown.Federer won his first Wimbledon in 2003, beating Mark Philippoussis in the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night? MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Pacifictown-Army moves closer to PVL bronze after Game 2 win over BanKo LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat same weekend, Serena was beating sister Venus for the second successive year in the women’s final.On Saturday, Serena faces Simona Halep for an eighth Wimbledon title and record-equalling 24th major. “If it was the end of the tournament, it would be very different right now. I’d be speaking very different, feeling very different. There is fortunately, one more.“It’s great on many levels. But got to put my head down and stay focused.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View commentslast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL MAKE A RAINBOW FOR RELAY IN THE SUNSHINE

first_imgThe students at St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe made the most of the good weather this morning when they set off on their Rainbow Relay walk around the town.The students and teachers who were joined by several parents and Relay for Life committee member, Liam Porter, all wore bright colours for the walk – symbolising the many different coloured ribbons associated with various cancers. “The aim of the rainbow walks is to raise awareness of cancer – schools don’t need to raise any funds to do this, but of course if they choose to do so they can. The main aim though is the awareness and it was great to see the children dressed in their various colours enjoying a walk through the town on a glorious day,” said Liam. “I am sure some people in the town will have been wondering what the walk was about and as conversations happen about that, it raises awareness of Relay for Life and its aims of helping the Irish Cancer Society continue with its fantastic work in Donegal,” Liam said.He added: “The pupils from the older classes were all very much aware of the reasons behind the walk and were very keen to take part and it was great to see the effort they made for the day.”Liam is hoping that other schools across the county will follow the example set by St Eunan’s over the next few weeks.“I’m hoping other schools will take some time and organise their own walk at a time that suits them over the next few weeks. It doesn’t even have to be outside the school grounds. A walk around the school yard even can help raise awareness and if any school would like to organise a walk or find out more they can call me on 0862657758 or e.mail lporter@eircom.net,” Liam concluded.  ST EUNAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL MAKE A RAINBOW FOR RELAY IN THE SUNSHINE was last modified: May 16th, 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:Liam PorterRaphoeRelay WalkRelay WeaSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp back at work after being discharged from hospital

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp returned to work on Thursday after his health scare.The German was discharged from hospital on Wednesday evening having been admitted for tests earlier in the day after feeling unwell, forcing him to miss the first team’s training session.READ MORE: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted to hospital and misses training after feeling ‘unwell’However, after a night at home, it is understood the 50-year-old was back at Melwood on Thursday.All players have now returned from international duty, with the full squad scheduled to have their first training session together on Thursday afternoon.With the only real doubt over Sadio Mane’s hamstring problem, although the Senegal international has yet to be ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Southampton, Klopp looks like being able to work with his strongest squad of the season so far.Midfielder Adam Lallana is back with the group having not played a competitive game this campaign because of a thigh injury, while captain Jordan Henderson has declared himself fit after a similar problem caused him to miss the Premier League win over West Ham before the international break and England’s two friendlies against Germany and Brazil.“I feel good. I completed my first session [on Wednesday], so hopefully I can play a part at the weekend,” Henderson told liverpoolfc.com. 1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

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Tim Sherwood insists Crystal Palace will secure Premier League survival

first_imgCrystal Palace will escape relegation from the Premier League this season, according to Tim Sherwood.The Eagles side are bottom of the table after 13 games but they have been vastly improved since Roy Hodgson replaced Frank de Boer in September.And, after their dramatic win over Stoke on Saturday, Sherwood insists Palace fans should be confident of beating the drop.“There are six or seven teams in that fight and the teams that get out of it are the teams with goalscorers – and that is why I think Crystal Palace will get out of it,” said the former Aston Villa and Tottenham boss.“If you have got Zaha, Townsend, Loftus-Cheek and Benteke, you aren’t going down with that squad surely.”Sherwood also insists another London side, West Ham, will move out of trouble.They are currently sitting 18th in the table and axed Slaven Bilic earlier this month, appointing David Moyes in his place. “West Ham ain’t going down with that squad of players, there is not a chance,” declared Sherwood.Listen to the full interview with Tim Sherwood abovelast_img read more

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Heat wave, thunderstorms cause power outages

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates “The system is operating normally, and we have sufficient power to prvide our customers,” Tang said. “It’s a precarious situation statewide, so we want customers to conserve energy.” Klein said ways to conserve energy is to keep thermostats at 82 degrees and use fans, block direct sunlight and close doors and vents to rooms that are not being used. Outages reported in: Baldwin Park Covina Diamond Bar Duarte El Monte Glendora Hacienda Heights La C?nada Flintridge La Puente La Verne Monrovia Montebello Monterey Park Pasadena Pico Rivera Rosemead Rowland Heights San Dimas San Gabriel San Marino South El Monte South Pasadena Temple City Walnut West Covina Whittier 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Southern California Edison workers were working around the clock Monday to restore power to thousands of customers after a heat wave and thunderstorms blacked out neighborhoods in several San Gabriel Valley cities. Transformer damage and downed power lines were to blame for outages to 19,000 customers stretching all throughout Edison’s 50,000-square-mile territory, said Paul Klein, spokesman for Edison. Outages were reported in 26 communities throughout the west and east San Gabriel Valleys and Whittier area, Klein said. Such cities include Pasadena, West Covina and Pico Rivera. In Azusa, where Azusa Light and Water controls electricity, no outages were reported over the weekend, said Bob Tang, assistant director of resource management of the company. last_img read more

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Controlled Deer Reductions Nov. 18, 19/Dec. 2 and 3

first_img21 Indiana state parks will close temporarily to allow for controlled deer reductions in the coming weeks.The dates for the temporary closings are Nov. 18 and 19, and Dec. 2 and 3. The state parks affected are Brown County, Chain O’Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe, Turkey Run, Versailles, and Whitewater Memorial. These state parks will close to the general public the evening before each of the two efforts and reopen the morning after each two-day reduction.Only individuals drawn last September and those listed on their applications may participate at Brown County, Chain O’Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Summit Lake, Tippecanoe, Versailles and Whitewater Memorial. There will be no standby drawings at those parks.For Fort Harrison (archery hunt) and Indiana Dunes, Spring Mill and Turkey Run (firearms hunts), a public standby drawing to fill spots left vacant will take place on property each morning of the reduction.Indiana Dunes State Park will conduct daily standby drawings at 8 a.m. CST. Potential standby participants can apply on site between 7 and 7:45 a.m. CST but cannot enter the park before 7 a.m.Turkey Run, Spring Mill, and Fort Harrison will conduct daily standby drawings at 8:30 a.m. EST. Potential standby participants can apply onsite between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. EST but cannot enter the park before 7:30 a.m.Eligibility for daily onsite standby drawings is limited to Indiana residents who are 18 years of age by Nov. 18, and have any valid license to take deer in Indiana. Indiana residents who possess an Indiana lifetime license to take deer are also eligible. Participants must wear a hunter orange hat or cap and vest, coat, jacket or coveralls at all times while on the property.To participate in the standby drawings, individuals must present a photo ID and their valid filled or unfilled license to take deer. Applications can include up to three individuals. The number of participants drawn will be based on the number of unclaimed spots for each day; it is not a first-come, first-served process. The need for stand-in hunters tends to increase with each hunt day.Questions about participating in the standby drawings should be directed to the property of interest.DNR biologists evaluate which parks require a reduction each year based on habitat recovery and previous harvest rates at each park. The state parks are home to more than 32 state-endangered plants and numerous significant natural communities. The reductions help control browsing by deer to a level that helps maintain habitat throughout the state parks for all plants and animals.Information on 2014 state park deer reductions, including online applications, will be available next summer at dnr.IN.gov/fishwild. The application deadline is usually the end of August.last_img read more

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Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

first_imgSenators Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) and Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg) today announced the Health Care Expansion Act of 2019, which would fund personal care services and in-home assistance for 2,000 disabled North Carolinians while also expanding access to health care for all citizens across the state. The bill would provide $41 million over the next two years to fund 2,000 slots on the state’s Intellectual/Development Disability (IDD) Medicaid program waitlist. North Carolina currently serves more than 12,000 individuals with an array of developmental disabilities on the IDD Medicaid program, providing them with care that allows for a better quality of life within the comfort of their own home. Reducing this waitlist is a priority for legislative Republicans and they have funded slots a number of times before, including 400 last year.. Funding these slots would change the lives of thousands of families across North Carolina who desperately need these services.last_img read more

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Web 2.0 Cultural Homogeneity and Class Systems

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Whether you love or hate the Web 2.0 meme, you have to admit it’s gained a lot of traction in both tech and business circles. Now we’re beginning to see cultural and sociological posts about Web 2.0, although Danah Boyd and Barb Dybwad have both written great posts on similar themes in the past. Anil Dash wrote that the Web 2.0 conference last week had some “cultural myopia”, because it was attended mostly by an “Old Boy’s Club” of mostly white middle class males. Anil brought up a very good point related to that: Web companies these days want to be both media and technology companies, so they need to “connect with a wide variety of audiences”.In one way, Anil’s point was illustrated by the attention the What Teens Want panel got at the conference. A lot of people told me it was their favorite panel, because it opened their eyes to a world they previously knew nothing about – how teenagers use new media and what products they use. For example a lot of folks I spoke to seemed shocked that the teenagers on the panel never pay for media and they rip n’ burn whenever possible.Dare Obasanjo amplified Anil’s point in a follow-up post:“Most of the speakers and attendees are white males in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties. There are few blacks, women, indians or east asians. Much fewer than I’m used to seeing during my typical workday or at other conferences I have attended.”There’s not much I can say to that, being squarely in the white middle class male demographic. The only minority aspect of me in the Web 2.0 world is that I live and work from the other side of the world, in New Zealand. And having been in Silicon Valley for two weeks, I can confirm that I’d be a lot more successful in Web 2.0 if I was based in California. I don’t think that counts as discrimination though. Incidentally: before I pursue my American Dream, I need to somehow get a working visa. Talk about cultural obstacles for Web 2.0 – do you know how hard it is for a non-US citizen to get a visa to work here?! Anyway, that’s a topic for another post…To wrap up, Lucas Gonze has a post about the class system of the Web:“The web is middle class, filesharing networks are street, pay-per-download DRM stores are aristocracy. The technology implies a literal pecking order.”I have to say, it’s great to see these issues being discussed. It makes a nice change from all the Web 2.0 definitions and bubble talk that have dominated the conversation lately. I’d much rather hear people challenging the cultural and sociological aspects of Web 2.0, than read another stupid list of what isn’t Web 2.0 or moralizing posts about the current 2.0 bubble. Let’s keep the conversation about Web 2.0 diverse and forward-thinking. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web center_img richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Bangladesh edge past India to reach the Final of SAFF U-15 Championship

first_imgBangladesh kept pulling pressure on India in the second half of the match. The penalty at the dying minutes of the match changed the course of the match in favour of Bangladesh. Indian Colts missed first two penalties in the shootout while Bangladesh converted all their penalties successfully to clinch the victory in the match. Now India will have to play in the Bronze medal match on Saturday. Advertisement AdvertisementIndian colts had to face a heart breaking defeat against Bangladesh in the semi final of SAFF U-15 Championship on Thursday. The Indian under 15 side were ahead in the first half of the match; but a late equaliser of Bangladesh took the match into penalty shoot out. Bangladesh won the match in the penalty shoot out with a margin of 4-2. Harsh Patre’s long ranger gave India the lead in the match at the 17th minute. However, after keeping the lead till the very end, India conceded a penalty at the 93rd minute of the match. Ashkul Rahman converted from the spot successfully for Bangladesh to take the match into penalty shoot out. It was a tight match and both the team tried hard to win the battle in the midfield. Indian captain Jongte created two chances; but the defensive unit of Bangladesh were able to clear them. last_img read more

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From plate to pitch – Chilean club O’Higgins F.C. debuts new French Fries inspired…

first_imgAdvertisementA Chilean club O’Higgins F.C. have recently debuted a new pink coloured away shirt which makes them stand out from the rest.However, it is not the fuchsia colour alone that is garnering all the attention but rather the way in which the numbers are designed on the shirt’s back.Owing to a new deal that they have struck with McDonald’s – the biggest fast-food outlet in the world, the company has decided to sport their golden ‘M’ on the back rather than the front.They’ve opted to make the squad numbers into the shape of french fries dipped in ketchup with the McDonald’s logo just below them.⏱️49′ 2T | ¡Partido terminado! El local da vuelta el partido y se queda con los tres puntos en el arranque del torneo ¡Vamos muchachos, arriba!@Huachipato 2@OHigginsoficial 1#VamosOHiggins pic.twitter.com/RPzjyCVzkj— O’Higgins FC (@OHigginsoficial) February 17, 2019Sadly, the donning of the new away shirts was not enough for them to secure the victory as they went down 2-1 at Huachipato.O’Higgins F.C. are one of the biggest clubs of Chile’s Premier Division(Campeonato Nacional).Founded in 1955, the club was named in honour of the country’s founding father and supreme director Bernardo O’Higgins, after the merger of the clubs O’Higgins Braden and América de Rancagua.Advertisementlast_img read more

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