Chinas Wang ousts French Open champion Barty

first_imgNew York: China’s 18th-seeded Wang Qiang advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4 upset of Australian second seed Ashleigh Barty, the reigning French Open champion. Wang will face the winner of a later fourth-round match between Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic and US eighth seed Serena Williams, who is seeking a 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record. Wang was unsure if she would watch the Williams-Martic match, leaving that duty to her coach, Thomas Drouet. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I think that’s my coach’s homework,” Wang said. “I just want to enjoy now and my coach will tell me how to play next.” Wang’s previous coach had been Peter McNamara, who died in July of prostate cancer. Barty, who beat Wang twice last year in their only prior meetings, was undone by 39 unforced errors while Wang made only 14. Wang, who had squandered four match points in a semi-final loss last week at the WTA Bronx tournament, enjoyed solid support at Louis Armstrong Stadium. “I love New York,” Wang said.last_img read more

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2019-10-18

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Romero Solskjaer has brought happiness back to Man United

first_imgGoalkeeper Sergio Romero believes interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has boosted Manchester United’s confidence and brought back a “certain happiness”Since his appointment last month at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has gone on to match the legendary Sir Matt Busby’s record of winning all five of his opening games.Aside from that, United have also returned to their usual style of attacking football after deploying a rather conservative and unattractive style of football under former manager Jose Mourinho.And Romero believes that the results achieved under Solskjaer have given United a new-found level of confidence as they look to end the season with a top-four finish in the Premier League.“We’ve had a great run,” Romero told the club website .Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Not just the results, but the way in which we have won the games as well. Scoring five goals in one match was a big boost to confidence and was really something.“What we’re showing now, after a great Christmas, is only right for a club of this stature, [it] proves what we can do. The run we’ve had over Christmas and the new year is a testament to that.”Romero added: “[The manager] knows what he wants to achieve – both for the club and us as individuals. On the pitch and within the club, he has made it very clear from the outset so we know the expectation of us inside the club and externally.“You can see he has brought to the club a certain happiness and it is going well.”The Red Devils will take on Tottenham on Sunday at Wembley in the Premier League.last_img read more

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2019-09-17

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Wilmington Senior Center Is In Need Of Meal Delivery Assistance

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — This summer, the Buzzell Senior Center has had some students and teachers helping them out with Home Delivered Meals, but with the end of summer, they will all be returning to school. As a result, the Center is in need of individuals who would be interested in delivering meals.Their need is for Mondays. They pay a stipend and travel. Hours are 9:30am to about 1:00pm depending on how long it takes to deliver the meals.Anyone interested can contact Terri Marciello (tmarciello@wilmingtonma.gov) or Laura Pickett (lpickett@wilmingtonma.gov) at the Senior Center. Either of them would be happy to speak to you about the opportunity.(NOTE: The above announcement is from We’re One Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”Wilmington Senior Center To Hold Pasta & Meatball Dinner With Live Music On August 12In “Community”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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2019-09-11

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EN ESPAÑOL Los refugios para evacuados en Texas no preguntarán por el

first_imgAPVarios residentes esperan en un colegio antes de ser evacuados en prevención ante la llegada de Harvey, el 25 de agosto de 2017, en Corpus Christi.  Residents wait at a high school gym before they are evacuated as the outer bands of Hurricane Harvey begin to make landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)Las autoridades de Texas han asegurado que los refugios abiertos en todo el estado para acoger a evacuados del huracán Harvey no preguntarán por el estatus inmigratorio de las familias que lleguen a ellos.El gobernador de Texas Greg Abbott, republicano, dijo el viernes que el principal foco de Texas en este momento está en la seguridad y “la protección de la vida”.Harvey, un huracán de categoría 3 que según los pronósticos de los expertos tocará tierra el viernes en la noche, llega al estado justo una semana antes de que la llamada ley de ciudades santuario, o SB4, entre en efecto. La ley fue firmada por Abbott tras ser aprobada en la pasada Legislatura y autoriza a los efectivos de las fuerzas de seguridad a preguntar el estatus inmigratorio de los detenidos en una parada de tráfico e informar sobre este estatus a las autoridades de inmigración. También amenaza con llevar a la cárcel a jefes de policías locales y sheriffs de condados que no cooperen con las autoridades federales.Las mayores ciudades de Texas, incluidas Houston y Dallas, han pedido a un juez federal que pare la implementación de la ley, que entra en vigor el 1 de septiembre.Abbott también dijo que no se siente preocupado por la posibilidad de que los puntos de control de la Patrulla Fronteriza obstaculicen las tareas de evacuación cerca de la frontera entre Texas y México. Sharelast_img read more

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2019-09-02

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As MEMA Monitors Hurricane Irma Maryland Residents Should Prepare Now

first_imgREISTERSTOWN, Md. — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to monitor Hurricane Irma and additional tropical weather systems in the Atlantic. While it is still too early to know what impacts, if any, that Irma may have on Maryland next week, residents should prepare now.In this geocolor GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017, at 11;15 a.m. EDT, shows the eye Hurricane Irma just north of the island of Hispaniola. The fearsome Category 5 storm cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. (NOAA-NASA via AP)“I urge all Marylanders to prepare now for the potential effects of Hurricane Irma,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “While we have the benefit of time, review your family emergency plans and ensure you have supplies on hand. As always, Maryland stands ready to support our friends and neighbors in states that will be dealing with the impacts from this major hurricane first.”In addition to continuous communication with the National Weather Service, MEMA is coordinating with local emergency management offices and state partners to ensure that they have the information and resources they need to respond.“Hurricane tracks can shift quickly,” said Russ Strickland, Executive Director of MEMA. “Everyone in our area should regularly check forecasts, build an emergency kit, and always listen to the directions of local officials.”Before a storm, residents and visitors in Maryland can:Prepare an emergency kit and create a family communications plan. Good supplies to have on hand include bottled water and non-perishable food, a battery-operated radio, flashlight, extra batteries, toiletries, and copies of important documents.Check to see if you are in a flood-prone area on our website: mema.maryland.gov.Communicate with friends, family members, and neighbors and make sure that they are up to date with the latest information and weather forecast.last_img read more

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2019-09-01

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IITKGP expresses interest in Kanyashree project willing to work with government

first_imgKolkata: IIT Kharagpur is willing to work with the Bengal government on its Kanyashree project and provide technological upgradation for further enhancement of the quality of learning for girls.”We have developed National Digital Library of India (NDLI) where all types of books are available in a single platform. If we can integrate this digital library with the Kanyashree project, we will be able to assess the progress of education of girls and accordingly provide them with the correct input to enhance their education level,” IIT Kharagpur director Dr Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further maintained that IIT KGP has come up with a research centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) on its Kharagpur campus and is coming up with another centre for emerging technologies like AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning at Rajarhat.”Emerging technologies like AI can be used in Kanyashree project and this will improve learning, hence, contribute to the development of a girl child in the real sense of the term. We want to contribute in a big way to this development so we are looking forward to work with the Bengal government,” Chakrabarti said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe project, which was rolled out in March 2013, presently has 4,84,8970 beneficiaries. IIT Kharagpur had once extended their help when there was a problem in the smooth functioning of the project.Kanyashree is the pet project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the upliftment of girls from the poor families and enables them to pursue higher studies, which they are unable to do due to economic constraints. It is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational institutions. It also aims towards skill development and prevent child marriage. The United Nations in June last year awarded the Bengal government for its “Kanyashree” scheme.The project won the first place for Public Service at the World Forum out of a total of 552 projects from 62 countries, which were nominated for the award.last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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10 Tech Companies to Watch Entrepreneurs Brilliant 100

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Our brilliant tech companies do everything from making us smarter to protecting our families and recharging our phones. 1. Looklive’s specialized technology identifies where you can purchase the exact items of clothing worn by your favorite characters and stars.2. Technology Will Save Us creates DIY kits to boost tech literacy in kids — and get them ready for the jobs of the future.3. Ubeam releases its first product this year — a transmitter to automatically recharge smartphones — but its long-term plan is to power the Internet of Things. 4. Detroit-based Identilock aims to curtail the thousands of accidental shootings that happen annually in the U.S. Its biometric clasp allows a gun’s trigger to release only when matched with the owner’s fingerprint.5. Paribus tracks your online purchases via your emailed receipts — and if the price on a recently purchased item changes, it follows stores’ policies to file for a price adjustment. 6. Identified Technologies uses drones for mapping and site monitoring, serving clients in construction and energy. It immediately uploads its data to the cloud for customer analysis.7. Fetch Robotics, which recently completed a $20 million round of Series A funding, uses two robots (named Fetch and Freight) to streamline warehouse operations, accelerating pulls and shipping. 8. Knewton’s adaptive learning platform is free to teachers, students and parents, and tracks students’ learning to deliver programs based on their personal progress.9. Augmented and virtual reality startup Magic Leap has raised nearly $1.42 billion for its highly anticipated technology: glasses that seamlessly blend computer-generated images with the real world. 10. Jukedeck’s artificial intelligence technology can compose custom, affordable, royalty-free music soundtracks for video and podcast projects. Check out more companies on the 2016 Brilliant 100 list.  2 min read May 25, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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