Chinese tennis needs to ‘grow up,’ says Li Na

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hopes were high when Peng Shuai reached the 2014 US Open semi-finals, shortly after Li’s retirement, and Zhang Shuai won her second Guangzhou Open title this year.Wu Yibing also became China’s first boys Grand Slam singles champion at last month’s US Open. But nobody has consistently challenged at the highest levels.In Wuhan, five Chinese women were in the main draw but Wang Qiang was the only one to reach the third round — the best ever performance by a home player in the tournament.Peter McNamara, Wang’s Australian coach, said the high expectations created by Li’s career were a problem for Chinese players.“I think it’s very intimidating having such a great player and champion who did raise the bar to a level that’s pretty hard to get to,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I never bring it up, about trying to reach her heights.”Maverick or modest?Li was always a special case for Chinese tennis, as she took the maverick step of breaking away from state control to forge her career on her own terms.The 35-year-old said that modesty, a typical trait of Chinese culture, could be holding players back. Peng is currently the top ranked Chinese player at 24, with Zhang at 26.“They always say ‘Oh, I’m not so good’ but for the sport you have to show all of the world (you are good),” Li said.World number one Garbine Muguruza also said she found Chinese players “very respectful on the court… very quiet”, in contrast to Li, who she described as having great “intensity”.Fabrice Chouquet, Wuhan co-tournament director, told AFP that tennis in China was in the middle of a transition between two generations.“We have a solid number one and two here,” he said, referring to Peng and Zhang. “And behind them a younger generation of players that is really going to come up.”Wang Qiang is part of that new crop, says McNamara, and has yet to reach her full potential.“My girl is a baby. She’s 25 but she’s 20 as a tennis player,” he said. “This is the thing about Chinese players, they mature late.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Move over Neymar: how rugby players hope to change Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Li Na. AFP FILE PHOTOLi Na said she’s sorry Chinese tennis has not moved on more since her retirement, as the country’s fruitless search for a new champion continues.Li’s two Grand Slam titles set the bar extremely high for her fellow Chinese, who have laboured in vain to match her trail-blazing achievements.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese tennis success has mainly come from women, with Wu’s victory in New York an anomaly. While there are five Chinese women in the top 100 and 11 in the top 200, the top Chinese man is 220-ranked Wu Di.McNamara said the divide could also be explained by culture in the country of the one-child policy, where sons are highly prized.“Boys get it fairly easy. Girls don’t,” he said, adding: “They fight very hard, the girls.“You can see their mentality on the court. They will go to untold lengths to improve.”center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ The contrast was laid bare at last week’s Wuhan Open, where Li received a rock-star welcome during a brief appearance, but none of the Chinese players went beyond the third round.Following her rapturous reception in Wuhan, her home city, Li said she was disappointed that China hadn’t found a new star to love since she stepped off tour in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Actually, I didn’t like (that) people always remember me,” said Li, who won the French Open in 2011 and the Australian Open in 2014. “That means Chinese tennis didn’t grow up.”“(When) I decided to retire, I was thinking next day (new Chinese winners) would come,” she added. View commentslast_img read more

Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi

first_imgView comments KUALA LUMPUR—Jasmine Alkhaldi, the country’s brightest hope in swimming, could only come up with two bronze medals Wednesday night in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.She finished third in women’s 100-meter freestyle, before coming up with the same performance in 50m butterfly event.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Elite fan playoff hopes with 2OT win Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Alkhaldi, 24, fought hard in the thrilling dash to the final 10 meters of her favorite 100m free but Ting Wen Quah of Singapore edged her for a record-setting time.Quah clocked 55.76 seconds erasing the 55.93 standard of the event.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 openingThi An Vien Nguyen of Vietnam was second with a time that also surpassed the record, coming in at 55.70 seconds.The two-time Olympian, who is finishing business administration in marketing and management at University of Hawaii, finished in 55.90. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Sammy wins toss, elects to bat against India in 1st ODI

first_imgWest Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first One-day International at Queen’s Park Oval here today.India have not included off-spinner R Ashwin, opting to go with leg-spinner Amit Mishra.West Indies have left out big-hitting Kieron Pollard and all-rounder Andre Russell.Teams:India: Suresh Raina (c), S Badrinath, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel and Yusuf Pathan.West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh, Devedra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Anthony Martin, and Ravi Rampaul.– With PTI inputslast_img

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic set up Sunday shootout at ATP Finals

first_imgAndy Murray and Novak Djokovic set up a Sunday shootout for both the ATP World Tour Finals title and the year-end No. 1 ranking.The world’s top two players had contrasting wins in the semifinals at O2 Arena on Saturday, with Murray surviving a match point to beat Milos Raonic 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9) in 3 hours, 38 minutes, the longest ever three-setter in the ATP finals.Djokovic needed just 66 minutes to dispatch Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1.Murray arrived at the tournament simply needing to do better than Djokovic to finish the year at No. 1, a position he has held since winning the Paris Masters two weeks ago.Now, that means winning the final.”This has never happened in the history of tennis,” Djokovic said of the winner-takes-all match on Sunday. “I’m privileged to be part of the history. This is one of the biggest matches we will ever play against each other.”Djokovic might just be in better shape after overwhelming Nishikori, who held his serve only once all match.”I pretty much executed everything I tactically planned to do,” Djokovic said.”My level had been going in the right direction. I’m very glad I get to experience this feeling on the court. Now it’s coming up to the last match of the year, the match everybody anticipated.”After squandering chances while serving for the match twice in the final set, Murray converted on his fourth match point during the tiebreaker to finally come through.”It was unbelievably tough,” Murray said. “I had to fight very, very hard. Being broken twice serving for the match was frustrating. It was one of the harder matches I’ve played indoors. They are never this long.”advertisementMurray had won all six of his meetings with Raonic this year, including a straight-sets victory in the Wimbledon final.Murray just needs one last push at the end of a stunning second half to 2016, when he has won Wimbledon and the Olympics before topping the rankings for the first time.”I’m tired,” Murray said. “I’ve played so much tennis the last few months. I’ll just give my best effort tomorrow. It’s going to be tough, obviously, but I’ll give my best shot.”last_img read more

Opposition protests like wrestling: BJP member in LS

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) A Lok Sabha member of ruling BJP today equated Opposition protests in the Lok Sabha to wrestling and said if it had been real action, no lawmaker would have been able to defeat him. “No MP can defeat me in wrestling but the way the Opposition is playing kushti (wrestling) in Parliament and disrupting the House is not done,” said Virendra Singh, who is from Uttar Pradesh, evoking a peal of laughter in the House. His remarks during Question Hour came when the House was discussing an issue related to sports facilities in schools and the Opposition members were creating uproar. While responding to supplementaries raised by him, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel, in an apparent reference to the protesting Opposition members, said “inki kushti alag hai (their wrestling is different)”. Opposition parties have been stalling Parliament by creating pandemonium over demonetisation ever since Winter Session of Parliament started on November 16. PTI ACB RAM AKKlast_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Screams: “They Told Me I Can’t Play In This League” After Winning Title

first_imgDraymond Green celebrates a championship win.Draymond Green Michigan StateFormer Michigan State forward Draymond Green was certainly a force during his college days, but the Spartans star wasn’t looked at as one of the best players in the 2012 NBA Draft – mostly because teams couldn’t figure out what his natural position on the floor would be. Turns out most of those teams are now regretting passing on him. The Warriors star, who was eventually selected with the No. 35 overall pick, won a title last night after putting up a triple-double in game six of the NBA Finals. He’s one of the most versatile players in the NBA, too.After the game, Green, in celebration, was seen screaming to his mother “they told me I can’t play in this league.” It was a great redemption moment.Green is set to make some serious money this offseason. Apparently, he can play in this league.last_img read more

PK Mishra PMs new Principal Secy PK Sinha named Principal Advisor

first_imgNew Delhi: Pramod Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the new Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while former Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha is new Principal Advisor, the government said on Wednesday.Mishra (71), a retired 1972-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, took over his new assignment on Wednesday, an official statement said. Mishra was the additional principal secretary to the prime minister and was holding the rank of a Cabinet minister. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe succeeds Nripendra Misra, who stepped down recently. Former Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha (64), who was last month appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Prime Minister’s Office, is the new principal advisor to the PM with effect from September 11, 2019, a government order said. As Additional Principal Secretary to the prime minister between 2014 and 2019, Pramod Kumar Mishra is credited with introducing innovative and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions, the statement said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayHe has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector, infrastructure financing and regulatory issues. He has diverse experience in policymaking and administration and has handled significant assignments such as Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation; chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, and in the area of disaster management. Sinha served as the Cabinet Secretary from June 13, 2015, to August 30 2019. Earlier, he has also worked as Secretary, Power; Secretary, Shipping; and Special Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Government of India. On August 30, Sinha was appointed as the officer on special duty by the Prime Minister. Sinha is a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He graduated in Economics from St Stephen’s college and completed his Post Graduation from Delhi School of Economics.last_img read more

Boy fooled clerk with fake 50 bill made of paper with Chinese

first_imgLOWER SACKVILLE, N.S. – Police say a 15-year-old boy managed to fool a convenience store clerk with a fake $50 bill that was made of paper and covered in Chinese characters.They say the boy asked the clerk for change at a store in the Halifax suburb of Lower Sackville last month.The bill was red and similar to a legitimate $50 bill, but had notable differences including the Chinese writing.Police say the clerk gave him bona fide Canadian bank notes in return.RCMP tracked the boy down using video surveillance footage and the help of a witness.They say the boy, who has since repaid the store, faces charges of fraud and possession of counterfeit currency.A similar $50 bill with Chinese characters has been turned into the Lower Sackville RCMP detachment.Police are warning the public to be wary of fake money.last_img read more

RCMP charge two Dakota Ojibway police officers over use of forces credit

first_imgAPTN National News ROSEAU RIVER FIRST NATION, Man.–RCMP charged five people, including a sergeant and a constable, for unauthorized use of data from a credit card belonging to the Dakota Ojibway police service.The RCMP released a statement saying a Dakota Ojibway police sergeant and constable along with a detachment clerk were charged with multiple counts of unauthorized use of credit card data. The RCMP also charged one of the officer’s family members and a 17 year-old youth.The officers were members of the Roseau River First Nation detachment, said the statement.The police statement said the offences dated from Jan. 22 to May 10 of this year and occurred in the Altona, Man. and Morris, Man., area.“Investigation has shown the individuals involved were using a (Dakota Ojibway police) business credit card for personal purposes,” said the statement.The investigation was triggered by a complaint from the Dakota Ojibway police force’s management.The five individuals charged are expected to appear in provincial court Dec. read more

G8 commitment to global health lauded by UN agencies

9 July 2008Two United Nations agencies have welcomed commitments made by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations regarding global health, voicing hope that their pledges will boost care for the world’s most vulnerable. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) today voiced its appreciation for the renewed support expressed by the G-8 for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, particularly the ones pertaining to maternal and reproductive health.“We strongly welcome this new show of concern by leaders of the world’s richest nations for the lives of poor women around the world,” said the agency’s Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. “I have no doubt that this provides millions of women with a new source of optimism, and with a very clear signal that the world has not forgotten them.”G-8 leaders, in a statement issued today on African development, said that country-led plans centering on maternal, newborn and child health are crucial for achieving the MDGs on child mortality and maternal health.At the meeting in Toyako, Japan, which wrapped up today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the need for a sharpened focus on maternal health since it is the “slowest-moving target of all the MDGs.” He noted that $10 billion would guarantee basic coverage for maternal, newborn and children’s health.UNFPA voiced hope that the G-8 commitment will spur increased investment in health to curb the millions of preventable deaths of women and children annually.“It would cost the world less than two-and-a-half-day’s worth of military spending to save the lives of 6 million mothers, newborns and children every year,” said Ms. Obaid. “We urge G-8 leaders to translate their commitment into stepped up funding, and to lead by example through their commitment to save and protect lives.”The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said the G-8 heads have taken an “important step” to alleviate the suffering of, and improve care for, the most vulnerable.“Many noble commitments have been made over the last decade to support health. And now G-8 nations are saying they will ensure an accounting of those promises every year,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. “This is commendable.” read more

Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur by another year

30 July 2009The Security Council agreed today to extend the work of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur region by another year and called for the UN to set out a plan so it can measure whether the mission is making progress towards achieving its mandate. The Security Council agreed today to extend the work of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur region by another year and called for the UN to set out a plan so it can measure whether the mission is making progress towards achieving its mandate.Council members voted unanimously to keep the mission, known as UNAMID, in place through the end of July 2010 and stressed the importance of protecting Darfur’s civilian population and ensuring humanitarian workers have unhindered access to those in need.The resolution emphasized “the importance of achievable and realistic targets against which the progress of UN peacekeeping operations can be measured,” and therefore asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to submit a workplan containing benchmarks so the Council can track UNAMID’s progress in implementing its mandate.The 15-member panel also asked for reports every 90 days on the progress made towards implementing UNAMID’s mandate, as well as on the progress on the political, security and humanitarian fronts.Today’s extension follows a request earlier this month from Mr. Ban, who warned in his latest report on the work of the mission that numerous challenges remain in Darfur, despite the decrease in large-scale conflict.He voiced particular concern about the deteriorating relationship between Sudan and neighbouring Chad, and urged the two Governments to stop supporting rebel groups in each other’s country and to normalize their bilateral relations.The Council resolution echoed those remarks, and reiterated that there can be no military solution to the conflict in Darfur, which has displaced an estimated 2.6 million people and left as many as 4.7 million people totally dependent on humanitarian assistance.It also underlined the need for all sides to cooperate with UNAMID so it can carry out its work, and called on the Sudanese Government to comply fully and immediately with its obligations, especially the timely provision of visas for UNAMID staff. read more

Highfive Promotes Interoperability Accessibility

Though this approach goes “against the grain” of many video conferencing providers, Highfive believes interoperability is necessary, Manuele said. While other communication technologies, like texting, have long supported interoperability, the video collaboration industry has been more reluctant to adopt, he noted. “iPhone users can easily text with Android users, so why shouldn’t Highfive connect with another meeting vendor,” Manuele said. Log in or register to post comments While unlimited licenses seem like Highfive’s version of “giving away the store,” Manuele said he believes a plan like this will provide opportunities to grow Highfive and the video conferencing market overall. “Ninety percent of conference rooms don’t have video,” he added. “We believe we need to do something like this to get the adoption up.”Tags:News & ViewsHighfiveHighfive Meeting Connectorroom-based video conferencingvideo conferencingVendor NewsConferencingDigital WorkplaceMeetingsVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like “Part of our mission is to make video conferencing ubiquitous. Part of that is recognizing that people are going to use different meeting solutions,” said Joe Manuele, CEO, Highfive, during a No Jitter briefing. With the greater access provided by the unlimited licenses, Weinstein believes that Highfive has differentiated itself and effectively “drawn a line in the sand” – a line that some providers are willing to cross, and others would shy away from. Not only does this provide large enterprises with more freedom, but Weinstein suggests it allows for Highfive to target often-ignored markets like small/mid-sized enterprises and capture the attention of “budget-conscious organizations.” No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily September 20, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from 8×8, Nuance, Slack, Nectar, and UnifiedFX. No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily September 06, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from Slack, Zoom, Voyant,, and Dialpad. See All in Vendor News » The Meeting Connector is currently available for all plans and requires no special configuration, Highfive said. achievement-3468104_1920.jpg Traditionally, user-based plans whitelist only individual email addresses and continually charge for add-on features, according to Highfive. With this pricing update, Highfive will now whitelist all company email domains, allowing any user with the domain to utilize the company’s meeting services. User Licenses for AllWhile the Meeting Connector aims to ease how users connect to video conferences, the new licensing plan is about growing the use of video within an enterprise. The new unlimited user licenses, for its desktop and mobile app users, are available for free with all service plans (Select, Plus, and Premium). No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily October 04, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from BlueJeans, Symphony, Unify Square, Arkadin, and Edify Labs. No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily September 27, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from Cisco, Salesforce, Avaya, NextPlane, and Serviceaide. Meetings How They WantWith the new Meeting Connector, users can connect directly with third-party platforms outside the organization and any other SIP-enabled internal video conferencing platform, removing the barrier of toggling between meeting platforms, Highfive said. For example, a user who receives a Webex meeting invite can walk into a Highfive room, join the meeting, and whoever sent the Webex invite will pop up on the other side, Manuele said. A Model for the Future?These separate announcements seem to touch on a similar larger issue in the video conferencing space – the need for video conferencing service providers to allow for greater accessibility and integration. “We’re reaching a point in the industry, where differentiators aren’t just about audio and video quality anymore… The differentiators now are around ease of use, workflow, accessibility, business model, partnerships, and integrations,” said Ira Weinstein, founder and managing partner, Recon Research, during a No Jitter Briefing. This week, Highfive launched Highfive Meeting Connector, a tool that allows Highfive users to connect to third-party SIP-enabled video conferencing platforms like BlueJeans, Cisco Webex, Zoom, and others. This follows on last week’s news that company is offering unlimited user licenses for its desktop and mobile app users, regardless of how many Highfive rooms an enterprise has. No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily September 13, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from Slack, Fuze, Front, Numonix, and LogMeIn. Interoperability and accessibility – these are two words that come to mind with a pair of recent announcements from video conferencing service provider Highfive. read more

UK weather forecast Warning of more storms across Britain after flash flooding

first_imgBerkshire/Surrey/HampshireIt will be mainly overcast with cloudy skies and the chance of a heavy shower in the afternoon. Cooler with a moderate south-westerly wind. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F).EssexA clear start. It will then be mostly cloudy in the morning. Brighter spells later, but the risk of an isolated thundery shower too. Moderate southerly winds. Very warm and humid. Max temp 23-26C (73-79F). Debris in the village of Coverack after flash floodingCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Flash flooding hit the coastal village of Coverack in Cornwall We are experiencing problems with the 101 lines due to the weather,999 lines are ok you can also contact us via the website if you need us— East Cambs police (@EastCambsCops) July 19, 2017 South WalesLargely dry initially, but then rather cloudy and wet with outbreaks of rain at times, generally light. Further rain is expected during the evening too. Cooler with a moderate south-westerly wind. Max temp 21-24C (70-75F). Sitting up with the dog who’s freaked by the storm and snapped these— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) July 19, 2017 Water had to be pumped out of a number of properties in Tunbridge Wells, the fire service said, after it received more than 60 calls to the 999 line within one hour. Crews from Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended but, despite two of the calls stating that people were trapped inside properties, no rescues were needed.Residents and business owners affected by the flooding in Coverack have been told council reserves will be used to help repair the damage. Cornish Coastguard Services attend the scene following a flash flood Credit:Matt Cardy/Getty A man looks at a damaged driveway caused by water from flash flooding in the coastal village of Coverack in Cornwall A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth The lightning storm captured over GuildfordCredit:Richard Waters/REX/Shutterstock A lightning bolt lights up the night sky over PortsmouthCredit:Steve Parsons/PA “This morning it’s probably going to be parts of the Midlands and eastern England that see potential for some heavy rain, some thunderstorms, and then a bit of a lull,” he said. A lightning display over the Brighton horizonCredit:Max Langran Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.Torrential rain could cause some localised flooding, and people are being warned of the risk of disruption to power networks from lightning strikes. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said crews remained in Coverack on Wednesday morning.”Cornwall Fire and Rescue remains in attendance on scene, working with the community to salvage,” a spokeswoman said.”Reliefs are being arranged for crews on scene. It is expected that the fire service will remain in attendance until midday, assisting the community.”UK weather forecast: Wednesday, July 19 Cornish Coastguard Services attend the scene following a flash flood  Emergency services work on the scene of flash flooding in Coverack, Cornwall A lightning display over the Brighton horizon A yellow weather warning is in place right through the day for large swathes of England and Wales, with the Met Office predicting a month’s worth of rain could fall in some places in a matter of hours.The intense conditions caused flash flooding in a coastal village in Cornwall on Tuesday, with some 50 properties affected and several people having to be rescued from their homes. East AngliaIt is expected to be dry for much of the time with hazy sunshine, but there is the chance of a thundery shower later. Moderate south-easterly winds. Feeling hot and muggy. Max temp 26-29C (79-84F). lightning storm over Guildford Almighty #Thunderstorm in #Kent! Always amazes me. This is from the bedroom window!! ☇⛈☇⛈☇ #lightning #thunder #thunderstorms #StormWatch— Rich Walters (@therichwalters) July 19, 2017 North SeaIt will be largely dry and bright with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. A wet evening though with light rain or drizzle. Moderate easterly winds. Warm again. Max temp 19-22C (66-72F).Northern ScotlandA windy day. It is going to be dry with sunny intervals and variable amounts of cloud. Damp during the evening though with patchy rain and drizzle. Strong south-easterly winds. Warm. Max temp 19-22C (66-72F), but cooler along much of the coast.Argyll & ButeIt will be cloudy with the chance of patchy light rain for a period. Hail and thunder showers possible during the afternoon. More persistent and heavy rain during the evening. Cooler with a moderate easterly breeze. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F).West Scotland/Western IslesIt is going to be bright with sunshine and light showers, more especially during the afternoon. Showers merging into more persistent rain by evening. Moderate easterly winds. Warm despite the showers. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F).OrkneyA windy day. After a bright start, it will be mostly cloudy in the morning. Brighter spells later, but with isolated showers too. A dry but cloudy end to the day. Strong south-easterly winds. Max temp 14-17C (57-63F). The British Airways i360 is lit up by lightning in Brighton Adam Paynter, leader of Cornwall Council, told BBC Radio Cornwall: “With things like this, money won’t be a problem – we do have reserves we can use for this type of incident.”center_img An entrance to a bed and breakfast property is block by rocks and debris from flash flooding in CoverackCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Lightning flashes near the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth “Then just in time for the evening rush hour, a different location, this time across parts of northern England, north-west England in particular by the looks of it, will see the worst of the weather in places.” Debris in the village of Coverack after flash flooding Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The silent #storm is still looking amazing from #camberwell. Here’s my view across central #london #lightning @LondonSnowWatch— Tim Walker (@electricfoto) July 18, 2017 Here’s what the weather is expected to be like in your region today. LondonIt will be dry with bright or sunny periods, especially during the course of the afternoon. Moderate south-westerly winds. Very warm and muggy again. Max temp 24-27C (75-81F). A man looks at a damaged driveway caused by water from flash flooding in the coastal village of Coverack in CornwallCredit:Ben Birchall/PA The British Airways i360 is lit up by lightning in BrightonCredit:Max Langran North WalesIt is expected to be a generally unsettled day with a lot of cloud and showers or longer spells of rain, mostly light. Remaining wet into the evening. Cooler with a brisk south-westerly wind. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F).Lancashire/MerseysideIt will be unsettled and wet for much of the day with showers or more persistent rain, heavy at times with thunderstorms likely. Further evening rain. Fresh easterly winds. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F).CumbriaIt is expected to be very unsettled with overcast skies, heavy showers and thunderstorms for much of the day. Some torrential downpours are likely. Rain easing by evening. Brisk easterly winds. Max temp 21-24C (70-75F).Isle of Man/Irish SeaIt looks set to be very unsettled and thundery throughout the day with frequent heavy showers or more persistent heavy rain. More persistent rain by evening. Fresh easterly winds. Max temp 17-20C (63-68F).East MidlandsEarly thundery showers will generally clear. Then overcast with cloudy skies and scattered heavy showers, mostly later, with the small chance of thunder. A dry end to the day with some late spells of sunshine. Moderate south-easterly winds. Humid. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F).Yorkshire/Humberside/NorthumberlandIt is going to be mixed with patchy light rain in places, clearing to leave scattered thundery showers. Persistent rain developing again through the evening. Moderate south-easterly winds. A very warm and humid day. Max temp 23-26C (73-79F). Flash flooding hit the coastal village of Coverack in CornwallCredit:PA Emergency services work on the scene of flash flooding in Coverack, CornwallCredit:LEAHLILY11/Twitter Scottish BordersIt will be an unsettled day with showers or longer spells of rain, mostly light at first but becoming increasingly heavy and thundery later. Brisk south-easterly winds. Max temp 18-21C (64-70F).Central/Edinburgh/Fife/TaysideIt is going to be unsettled and wet for much of the day with showers or more persistent rain, mostly light in the morning but heavier with thunderstorms likely later. Cooler with a moderate easterly wind. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F).Grampian It is expected to be dry for a time, but mostly cloudy. Sun and scattered showers during the afternoon. More persistent rain by evening. Cooler with a moderate south-easterly breeze. Max temp 17-20C (63-68F).Dumfries & Galloway/Ayrshire & LanarkshireIt will be very unsettled and thundery through the day with frequent heavy showers or more persistent rain. Staying wet during the evening but the rain should ease. Moderate easterly winds. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F).GlasgowIt is expected to be very unsettled with overcast skies, heavy showers and thunderstorms for much of the day. Some torrential downpours are likely. A wet evening too. Cooler with a moderate easterly breeze. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F).HighlandsFollowing a clear start, it will be mainly dry with hazy sunshine, but also the chance of an isolated shower later. Moderate south-easterly winds. Staying warm. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F). LincolnshireIt looks set to be generally bright with spells of hazy sunshine, but there is a risk of a thundery shower later. Moderate south-easterly winds. A very warm and humid day. Max temp 23-26C (73-79F).Herefordshire/Staffordshire/ShropshireAfter thundery showers at first, it will become mostly cloudy with grey skies and the chance of a thundery shower during the afternoon. A dry but still rather cloudy evening. Moderate southerly winds. Very warm and humid again. Max temp 23-26C (73-79F).Channel IslandsAn increasingly windy day once more. Largely dry initially, but then rather wet with rain and drizzle for a time. Some sunshine later, but still the chance of an isolated thundery shower. Fresh south-westerly winds. Warm and humid. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F).Somerset/Dorset/Devon/Cornwall An increasingly windy day. It will be a rather unsettled day with grey skies and outbreaks of showery rain, mostly light. Remaining wet through the evening. Brisk westerly winds. Max temp 20-23C (68-73F), but cooler along the north coast due to an onshore wind. Lightning flashes near the Spinnaker Tower in PortsmouthCredit:Steve Parsons/PA ShetlandA generally fine day, as it will be dry and bright with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Moderate easterly winds. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F).Northern IrelandIt is expected to be cloudy with the chance of patchy light rain for a period. Hail and thunder showers during the afternoon. Persistent rain developing again through the evening. Cooler with a moderate south-easterly breeze. Max temp 18-21C (64-70F).Republic of IrelandAcross much of the country, it is going to be very unsettled and thundery throughout the day with frequent heavy showers or more persistent heavy rain. Just the odd spot of rain by evening. A cooler feel with a moderate south-westerly wind. Max temp 18-21C (64-70F), but cooler along the west coast due to an onshore wind.What will the weather be like tomorrow?A much drier and brighter day on Thursday for many, but it will feel fresher. Rain over Northern Ireland will move into western areas later. A council spokesman confirmed some properties in Coverack and one of the roads suffered structural damage and are due to be inspected by structural engineers. KentIt is going to be mainly cloudy in the morning. Sunny periods later, but the chance of an isolated thundery shower too. Cooler with a moderate south-westerly wind. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F). Lightning storm over English Channel seen from Brighton beach Lightning storm over the English Channel seen from Brighton beachCredit:Max Langran Two people were rescued by a coastguard helicopter, and one witness described the flooding as “quite horrendous”.A meeting for residents, attended by council officers, will be held at a local hotel on Wednesday.Commuters in the Midlands and east of England could be caught up in downpours on Wednesday, while those in north-east Wales and the North West will bear the brunt in the afternoon, Steven Keates from the Met Office said. He said the nature of the thunderstorms would be “hit and miss” and that the showers should move through the country “relatively quickly”.After a warm night, temperatures are expected to remain high on Wednesday for parts of eastern England where the mercury could rise to the low 30s, Mr Keates added.Cambridgeshire police said the adverse weather conditions have caused problems with its non-emergency 101 service. An entrance to a bed and breakfast property is block by rocks and debris from flash flooding in the coastal village of Coverack Speaking from the west Cornwall village, he added: “It’s been absolutely unbelievable to see. I think it’s going to take a little while to get this sorted out and tidied up but obviously the main thing is that nobody’s been injured and everybody is okay in the village.”The council and the emergency services have done a great job, they’ve been here all night to ensure that everybody is safe and they are doing what they can to make sure everything can get back to normal as soon as possible.”last_img read more

Speedlink un clavier sans fil muni dun panneau solaire

first_imgSpeedlink : un clavier sans fil muni d’un panneau solaire !Un clavier équipé d’un panneau solaire de Speedlink présente l’avantage d’être sans fil et de fonctionner sans recharges nécessaires !Les appareils sans fil sont très prisés par les uns tandis que les autres redoutent encore de s’approvisionner en piles, nécessaires à leur fonctionnement dans de nombreux cas. Le clavier Speedlink pourrait donc mettre tout le monde d’accord avec son clavier sans fil équipé d’un panneau solaire (intégré). À lire aussiCircle : imprimante design et concentré de technologieCe système ingénieux pourrait même se répandre à l’avenir et dans le cas du produit qui nous intéresse, la seule contrainte est de veiller à ne pas l’utiliser dans le noir total. Car dans ce cas, le clavier pourra devenir inutilisable. Il ne faut pas non plus que le panneau solaire soit recouvert par du papier par exemple ou d’autres accessoires, sinon la charge est plus réduite ou inexistante.En respectant ces indications, le panneau solaire collecte de l’énergie même lorsqu’il n’est pas directement en face de la lumière du soleil ou même d’une source lumineuse artificielle. Le clavier Speedlink est enfin un accessoire au poids faible doté d’une bonne ergonomie selon Ubergizmo. Autre avantage il est facile à nettoyer avec ses touches plates. Le périphérique sera vendu au mois d’août au tarif public de 49,99 euros. Le 18 mars 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Smallscale Target opens today in Ocean Beach after much debate

first_img July 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 17, 2019 Small-scale Target opens today in Ocean Beach after much debate Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After years of debate and opposition, a small-scale target opens today in the middle of the laid-back community of Ocean Beach.KUSI’s Dan Plante has been following the development from the beginning; he went down to the new Target in Ocean Beach for more.last_img read more

MiamiDade College opens fashion institute

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade College debuted its new fashion institute Monday in its Downtown Miami campus.The Miami Fashion Institute is part of a new degree program that aims to stimulate the growth of the fashion industry in South Florida.RELATED: Miami-Dade College gets new fashion instituteStudents will get an up close look at the world of fashion, learning about the industry from both the creative and business sides.It is the only program of its kind at a public university in Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Jamos 200 S 803 speakers belt out deeply satisfying bass

first_img Tags Post a comment 0 Share your voice The Jamo Studio S 803 speakers put out the base. Jamo I’ve been writing about audio for more than 20 years, but this is my first Jamo speaker review. I waited too long, and the Studio Series S 803 stuck me as a great place to start. Right away these midsize speakers made outsize bass — they rock! Better yet, the price is right. They list for $299 a pair in the US, but you won’t have to try very hard to find them selling for $199 a pair. (We’ve seen them for £239 in the UK and AU$500 in Australia.)  The front panel hosts a 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter set in a waveguide and a 5-inch (127mm) aluminized polyfiber woofer, and a slot bass port. Impedance is rated at 8 ohms. The S 803 comes in black, white and walnut vinyl finishes, and magnetically attached cloth grilles are included. The cabinet measures 13.9 by 7.5 by 9.9 inches (353 by 191 by 252mm).s-8-atm-3Jamo’s optional S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speaker, which sits atop the S 803 speaker. Jamo The S 803’s rear panel connectivity is out of the ordinary. While there are two sets of speaker cable connectors, they’re not for biwiring or biamping. The top set of connectors are provided for use with the optional Jamo S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speakers ($145, £199 per pair) that attach to the S 803 speakers’ top panels. The modules might make sense for S 803 buyers with multichannel home theaters using Jamo’s S 81 center speaker ($150, £156), and the J 10 subwoofer ($399, £307). I used two amps with the S 803 speakers, first the Emotiva BasX A-100 ($249) and later the downright tiny Dayton Audio DTA Pro ($143), and both sounded great on all of my listening tests.Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See the Jamo S 803 on AmazonListening to the S 803The S 803 doesn’t blend into the background. Jamo engineers didn’t go for a neutral tonal balance — it’s a bright and bass-rich speaker. As I listened, I tamed some of the brightness by popping on the included grilles. I also cut the brightness down with judicious use of the DTA Pro’s tone controls. Bass is positively big and bold, though definition is on the soft side of neutral. The harder-rocking tunes on Son Volt’s Notes of Blue album lit up the S 803s. Yes, they can party.dsc6409The Jamo S 803 rear panel hosts two sets of connectors, the top one is for use with the optional S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speakers, the bottom set for the S 803. Steve Guttenberg/CNET Reggae tunes demonstrated the S 803s’ gung-ho aptitude for bass, and when I pumped up the DTA Pro’s bass control, the Studio One Dancehall Selection album throbbed with gusto. Ditto for Beck’s Odelay (I forgot how great that album is). Legendary jazz drummer Max Roach’s 1980s all-percussion album M’Boom’s hard hitting dynamics were mighty impressive for a such a small speaker. Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin’s auspicious debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win sounds too bright on most speakers, and it certainly did here on the S 803. I found that held true for a lot of pop and rock music on these speakers, and while stereo imaging was spacious, focus and detail were just average.For my stereo home theater listening sessions I was perfectly happy with S 803s when I watched the terrific First Man about astronaut Neil Armstrong. The sound mix was truly enveloping in an early scene when the astronauts are attempting the first docking maneuver with another spacecraft. The S 803s speakers projected a huge, room-filling sound of the spacecraft’s creaking metal, beeping controls and the astronauts’ breathing. My heart was racing!The Jamo Studio Series S 803s are contenders, but if you have room for small tower speakers, the $228-a-pair Dayton Audio MK442T speakers have even better bass, with richer midrange and sweeter treble. Watch for my review coming soon. The Audiophiliac Test your music system with these great rock tracks 22 Photos Speakers Home Entertainmentlast_img read more

Coke is releasing two new holiday flavors and we hope theyre not

first_img Post a comment Coca-Cola Live VR actors make A Christmas Carol feel scary real 3:23 0 Culturecenter_img Coca-Cola is debuting holiday flavors in September.  Coca-Cola Most companies start decking the halls for Christmas hours after Halloween costumes are retired. Coca-Cola is getting a head start on the competition with two new flavors. The soda company plans to debut Coca-Cola Cinnamon and Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry on Sept. 30, the company has confirmed. The flavors will stick around through New Year’s Eve.”Cola is a mix between citrus and brown spice flavors. Coca-Cola leans more toward the spice side and Pepsi leans more toward citrus,” CandyHunting, a candy and food review account on Instagram, posted Monday.  “Adding extra cinnamon flavor will kick up that brown spice an extra notch.”  Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tagslast_img read more

Alaskans say ferry system worth every penny

first_imgStudents protest cuts in the marine highway system budget at the Kake ferry terminal last March. (Photo courtesy Adam Davis/Sustainable Southeast Partnership)Coastal Alaskans told state officials why the ferry system needs to be maintained during a meeting Oct. 23 in Sitka.Download AudioSoldotna State Sen. Peter Micciche hosted what was called a legislative listening session. He’s chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.The context was deep service cuts slated for next summer. The proposed schedule would leave Sitka with only two port calls a week, down from the current six to eight. It would also reduce other sailings in Southeast and Price William Sound.Joel Jackson of Kake talked about using the ferry to access doctors and hospitals.“Sometimes that’s the only option to get elders out of the village over to Sitka or Juneau, wherever their medical care is. I’ve personally have assisted my mother and my father onto these ferries to take them to the hospital. And without doing that, I think their life spans would have been a lot shorter,” he said.Others said the cuts would increase villagers’ cost of living by making it harder to by bulk food and other supplies from larger communities.Sitka High School Activities Director Lindsey Jorgensen said schedule cuts would also reduce student travel.“If the ferries get cut to this level, only 20 percent of our kids would be able to travel for the same budget. That means on a basketball team, one kid could travel out of five. If you look at music, where we travel with 100 kids in the spring, you can’t get 100 kids on an airplane,” she said.Ferries are play a role in continuing cultural traditions in a contemporary world. Gerry Hope of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska said they’re important for ku.éex’, also called potlatches or memorial ceremonies.“When we go to these ku.éex’, we bring cases and cases of jarred fish, jarred berries, jams, jellies, food, gifts, blankets. These are big deals. And that’s not something we really can load up with Alaska Airlines,” he said.Coast Guard spouse Christy Newall said at least 50 service-members’ families transfer in and out of Sitka each summer. They’re moving whole households, including vehicles, kids and pets.“A drastically reduced summer schedule really limits our options of getting here. And we have to get here in a very specific time. And we have to leave to get to our next job in a very specific time,” she said.Some speakers criticized plans to tie up fast ferries, which have provided regular summer service linking Juneau, Angoon and Sitka. Others called for increased sailings by mainline ferries and dayboats, because they’re more reliable.Sitka’s Doris Smith summarized many people’s concerns that the state is turning its attention away from Alaska’s marine highway.“Our ferry system is a jewel that needs to be valued and cared for. The ferry system is of utmost importance to the entire population of Southeast Alaska. We need more and better service, not less,” she said.State transportation officials are taking comments on the summer ferry schedule through Nov. 3. Another hearing will be held Nov. 4.Comments can be submitted at dot.amhs.comments@alaska.govlast_img read more

Andhra Bank waives RTGSNEFT charges

first_imgHyderabad: Andhra Bank on Saturday announced the enforcement of waiver of charges on transaction using the RTGS system and also the processing charges levied by RBI for transactions processed in NEFT system from July 1 this year. In order to provide an impetus to digital funds movement, Reserve Bank of India has decided that with effect from July 1, 2019, processing charges and time varying charges levied on banks by RBI for outward transactions undertaken using the RTGS system and also processing charges levied for transactions processed in NEFT system are waived. Bank General Manager K S D Siva Vara Prasad in a statement said, “accordingly, while passing on the benefits to our customers for undertaking transactions using RTGS/NEFT systems, we have revised the charges from July first.”last_img read more