Federer’s victory saw him qualify for a record-extending 17th ATP Tour finals appearance, although he wobbled as he served for the match in the fourth set, a struggle reminiscent of last month’s Wimbledon final when he squandered two championship points.“I thought he was getting a bit down on himself naturally after set two and three. That’s why it was key to stay ahead, and I did,” Federer said.“You have to get over the finish line. I got that the hard way in Wimbledon. He did a good job to stay with me. I had to close it out. That was a tough last game. Maybe exactly the kind of service game I needed to serve it out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft The 38-year-old recovered to progress 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and clinch his 1,224th career victory that set up a meeting with Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.READ: Roger Federer drops 1st set of US Open before winning in 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Maybe it’s not a bad thing to go through a match like this. It was very similar at Wimbledon when I dropped the first set there, as well, in the first round,” said Federer, who lost a five-set epic to Novak Djokovic in last month’s final at the All England Club.“At the end you look at the last three sets, and they were good. That’s encouraging.” Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu PLAY LIST 03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has 'natural deadline,' no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Judo’s coming home: clinical Japan bag world double Roger Federer acknowledges the crowd after defeating Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Federer won 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Roger Federer suggested his sluggish display in Monday’s first-round win over Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal at the US Open was “not a bad thing”.The Swiss third seed, a five-time champion in New York, produced 19 unforced errors to surprisingly drop the first set against a player ranked 190th and without a tour-level win.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Don't miss out on the latest news and information. A dismal first set served as a wake-up call for Federer, who is now 62-0 in Grand Slam first rounds dating back to the 2003 French Open.“I broke every time first game each set. That was good. I think trying to forget the first set is never sort of easy I guess in a first round, under the lights. People expect a different result. I expect something else,” he said.READ: Roger Federer falls into Novak Djokovic’s half of US Open draw“I just wanted to pick up my game really, start to play better. I was able to do that. That was a relief, going up 3-0 in the second set, realizing that it is in my racquet, how I also felt it in the first set.“The thing is I wasn’t serving consistently enough. I was hitting double-faults that usually I don’t do. Also I was just hitting too many unforced errors. I was in two minds, I guess.”ADVERTISEMENT 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees
Barama rape caseJustice Jo-Ann Barlow overruled a no-case submission put forward by defence attorneys for the three men accused of raping and sodomising a 17-year-old girl at the Barama Complex in 2007.Paul Abrams of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara; Claude Craig of Barama Quarters, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara; and Holston Melville called Pumpkin are all on trial for the alleged rape which occurred at the Barama Complex.Craig is represented by Attorneys Nigel Hughes and Kezia Williams while Abrams and Melville are represented by Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos.Following the no-case submission by attorneys for the accused, State Prosecutor Siand Dhurjon responded by pointing out that the state has presented sufficient evidence to prove its case.In making a ruling, the judge overruled the no-case submission and as such the three accused are expected to lead their defence Monday.It is alleged that the virtual complainant (VC) was working the night shift at the Barama Complex, Land of Canaan, EBD when her supervisor, Paul Abrams, asked for her assistance with work. It is alleged the accused led the young girl into a room and had sex without her consent and subsequently locked her in a room.The Prosecution is contending that Abrams then returned with Melville and Craig, who also raped and sodomised the teen.Workers eventually found her lying naked and crying on a bed in the room and the Police were summoned.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAs recently as the middle of November, UBS had predicted a profit for the fourth quarter despite ongoing speculation about its subprime holdings. “Conditions in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets have continued to deteriorate, and we have updated our loss assumptions to the levels implied by the current distressed market for mortgage securities,” CEO Marcel Rohner said in a statement. In October the bank downgraded the value of some assets by nearly $3.5 billion because of exposure to bad U.S. mortgages. The writedown led to losses of $712 million in the period that ended Sept. 30. Western banks have lost billions on exposure to U.S. subprime loans. Cash- rich sovereign funds have been stepping in to help them boost capital and claim a chunk of company ownership. ZURICH, Switzerland – UBS AG will write off a further $10 billion in losses from the U.S. subprime lending market, the Swiss bank said Monday, and raise billions in capital through share sales to Singapore and an unidentified investor in the Middle East. UBS said it will post a loss for the fourth quarter and may record a loss for the full year as well. That follows the 4.2 billion francs written off in its third quarter, making 14.2 billion francs ($12.6 billion) in writedowns from the subprime crisis by UBS this year. The Government of Singapore Investment Corp., a sovereign-wealth fund, is investing $9.75 billion, while an undisclosed strategic investor in the Middle East is contributing about $1.8 billion. Last month the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the investment fund of the Gulf Arab state, acquired a 4.9 percent stake in Citigroup Inc., the largest U.S. bank, for $7.5 billion. Tony Tan, deputy chairman of GIC, said the 9 percent stake does not mean Singapore is seeking control of the Swiss bank. “GIC is now the single largest investor in UBS and this is the largest investment GIC has made in any company,” Tan said at a news conference in Singapore. “We did not make it a condition that our investment should have a representation (on UBS’s board.) We have no desire to control the business of the bank.” It was the first time that the publicity-shy GIC, which manages Singapore’s foreign reserves, has revealed a major investment. UBS said it brought in $26.6 billion in new money from clients in October and November. Ensuring a strong capital base will allow the bank to continue to make acquisitions to further expand its wealth management business, when such opportunities arise, UBS Chairman Marcel Ospel said during a conference call.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!
Sinn Fein Cllr Cora Harvey has called on the Council to remind land owners to get on top of hedge cutting.The recent spell of good weather followed by rain has seen an explosion in growth.Cllr Harvey, the chair of the roads committee, said there are some areas which are causing serious obstruction across the county. “There are various locations around the Stranorlar Electoral Area where hedgegrowth is particularly dense and is causing obstruction and impairing vision for motorists.“It is the land owners responsibility to ensure that hedge growth is not leaning on to the public roads, were it is council or communal lands I call on the Council to be equally as vigilant.“I would urge the public to also report any areas were they feel is dangerous due to excessive growth to the Council so as the Council can contact the land owner to get the problem rectified as soon as possible.“I also commend local land owners who have already cut hedges and green growth in areas were it was causing a vision problem for motorists and pedestrians.” DONEGAL SINN FEIN LEFT ‘HEDGING’ THEIR BETS WITH LANDOWNERS! was last modified: June 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Cora Harveyhedge cutting
LATEST 4 4 Chelsea’s lack of regular goals is one of their biggest problems – Alvaro Morata has scored just five times in the Premier League this season Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning', reveals father Sarri has been unable rely on his strikers for goals so far this term. Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have found the net just 12 times between them, contributing a measly six in the Premier League.And with Giroud picking up an ankle injury in their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, it means Morata – who not lived up to his £60m price tag – is their only fit frontman. REVEALED moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is 'skiving little git' RANKED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com 4 targets Sarri has revealed he wants to sign a new winger this month, not a new striker targets IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Higuain has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month When asked about bringing either Abraham and Batshuayi back to Stamford Bridge, the Blues boss said: “No, because I have the option with Hazard in this position.“We have Morata, and Hazard can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two, three matches.“So, I think that in the moment I don’t need another striker. Pulisic has long been regarded as one of the world’s finest young players Higuain, who played under Sarri at Napoli, is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month.But, given their injuries in the wide areas, the Blues manager believes signing another winger is more important in January.Chelsea also have the option to recall Tammy Abraham or Michy Batshuayi from their loans at Aston Villa and Valencia, but Sarri ruled that out as well. Maurizio Sarri has played down reports linking Chelsea with signing a new striker in the January transfer window and insists a new winger is a bigger priority.The Blues have been strongly linked with an interest in Gonzalo Higuain to solve their struggles up front this season. 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM “Maybe another winger, because now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, of [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek.“So I have the option [Hazard] and what an option for the striker, but at the moment I have no option for the wingers.”On Tuesday, Chelsea confirmed they had signed Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic for £58m, though the 20-year-old will not join the club until the summer.“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract,” Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website.It was for this reason as well as the fact his contract expires in 2020, Zorc said the club “decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea.” Cavani 'agrees' to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
Auburndale, Marshfield girls each win five eventsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale girls won the team title, and both the Marshfield boys and girls finished second at the 2017 Wood County Track Meet on Monday at Auburndale High School.Auburndale won the girls title by a slim margin, outlasting Marshfield 145-144.5. Columbus Catholic was fifth with 49.5 points.Wisconsin Rapids won the boys team title with 249 points, with Marshfield second (182), Columbus Catholic fifth (37), and Auburndale sixth (33.5).The Auburndale girls won five events. Rachel Gronemeyer took first in the 400 meters in 1:03.71, Kali Karl won the 800 (2:13.14), Vanessa Mitchell won the 1,600 (6:02.22), Amanda Momont won the long jump (15-0.5); and the 3,200 relay team of Taylor Stanton, Macie Schmeiser, Mitchell, and Karl finished first in 10:45.37.Kendra Baierl had Columbus Catholic’s lone win as she took first in the triple jump with a leap of 31-10.5. Natalie Pospyhalla was second in the 3,200 in 13:51.67.Marshfield also had five victories: Molly Meyers in the shot put (31-11); Nadia Ougayour in the discus (105-0); Stephanie Rhodes in the high jump (5-0); Meg Bryan in the triple jump (34-3); and the 800 relay team of Alexa Aumann, Gracie Holland, Kaydee Johnson, and Maddie Nikolai (1:51.27).On the boys side, Skyler Theisen won the 110-meter (16.06) and 300-meter hurdles (41.09), and he was part of the 1,600 relay team, along with Brant Bohman, Jackson Ott, and Sam Hinson, that won in 3:38.70 for Marshfield’s top finishes.Josh Guyer had Columbus Catholic’s best finish, taking second in the 3,200 in 11:01.10.Auburndale had third-place finishes from Carvey Empey in the 400 (53.30) and the 3,200 relay team of Darren Kieffer, Paul Peplinski, Matt Leick, and Josh Peplinski (9:51.12).(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 Wood County Track MeetBoysTeam scores: 1. Wisconsin Rapids 249; 2. Marshfield 182; 3. Nekoosa 64; 4. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 58; 5. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 37; 6. Auburndale 33.5; 7. Pittsville 20.5.Winners and Marshfield, Auburndale, Marshfield Columbus Catholic finishers100: 1. Austin Glinski (WR) 11.32; 3. Adam Elhendy-Gunnarsson (AMR) 11.80; 4. Quinton Alexander (MAR) 11.92; 5. Blaine Nienast (MAR) 12.01; 8. Nadim Torbey (MCC) 12.43; 9. Kaleb David (AUB) 12.59; 12. Wyatt Bauer (MCC) 13.07; 16. Alex Mertz (AUB) 14.61; 18. Tylar Bauer (AUB) 15.12.200: 1. Glinski (WR) 22.97; 3. Elhendy-Gunnarsson (MAR) 23.68; 5. Caden Pearce (MAR) 24.35; 6. Carver Empey (AUB) 24.41; 7. Nienast (MAR) 24.48; 9. David Nielsen (MCC) 24.94; 10. David (AUB) 25.33; 13. Jake Peplinski (AUB) 26.61; 14. Bauer (MCC) 26.69.400: 1. Glinski (WR) 50.70; 3. Empey (AUB) 53.30; 5. Brant Bohman (MAR) 54.86; 6. Jackson Ott (MAR) 55.43; 7. Sam Hinson (MAR) 56.66; 9. Paul Peplinski (AUB) 57.54; 11. Alex Giles (MCC) 1:02.52; 14. Josh Peplinski (AUB) 1:04.88; 15. Coleton Grambsch (MCC) 1:10.62; 16. Isaac Duerr (MCC) 1:12.64.800: 1. Matthew Aaseng (WR) 2:04.87; 2. Addison Hill (MAR) 2:07.31; 3. Peyton Nystrom (MCC) 2:09.70; 5. Tim Gruenloh (MCC) 2:13.91; 6. Jon Viegut (MCC) 2:15.00; 11. Gage Stoflet (AUB) 2:22.38; 13. Darren Kieffer (AUB) 2:25.36; 14. Paul Kollross 9AUB) 2:28.61.1,600: 1. Miguel Mathias (NEK) 4:33.76; 3. Paul Fischer (MAR) 4:53.65; 5. Jordan Dzikowich (MAR) 4:58.52; 6. Jared Oemig (MAR) 4:58.66; 8. Josh Guyer (MCC) 5:01.76; 12. Benny Frericks (MCC) 5:11.10; 14. Kollross (AUB) 5:32.64; 15. Scott Seinert (MCC) 5:38.11; 18. Kieffer (AUB) 5:46.33; 19. Ian Lang (AUB) 6:18.78.3,200: 1. Mathias (NEK) 9:54.05; 2. Guyer (MCC) 11:01.10; 4. Jacob Dick (MAR) 11:18.05; 5. Joseph McKee (MAR) 11:18.88; 8. Frericks (MCC) 11:57.10; 9. Matt Leick (AUB) 12:17.82; 10. Steinert (MCC) 12:48.48.110 hurdles: 1. Skyler Theisen (MAR) 16.06; 3. Eric Kubash (MAR) 16.68; 6. Kyle Tremelling (MAR) 19.42.300 hurdles: 1. Theisen (MAR) 41.09; 5. Kubash (MAR) 44.66; 6. Giles (MCC) 48.17; 9. Tremelling (MAR) 51.24.400 relay: 1. Nekoosa (Andrew Fuhrmann, Trenton Smith, Trevor Smith, Marky Wiesen) 44.48; 3. Marshfield (Alexander, Austin Mintke, Pearce, Elhendy-Gunnarsson) 45.90.800 relay: 1. Nekoosa (Fuhrmann, Trenton Smith, Trevor Smith, Wiesen) 1:32.86; 3. Marshfield (Kubash, Mientke, Pearce, Micah Smithy-Jensen) 1:39.14; 4. Auburndale (David, Stoflet, Brent Lau, Ja. Peplinski) 1:42.97.1,600 relay: 1. Marshfield (Theisen, Bohman, Ott, Hinson) 3:38.70; 3. Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Nystrom, Jon Veigut, Gruenloh, Giles) 3:53.00.3,200 relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Bryson Einerson, Colin Lindvig, Isaac Gilbert, Nickolas Willard) 9:17.30; 2. Marshfield (Joseph McKee, Sam Huettl, Nathaniel Phillips, Alex Wehrman) 9:26.00; 3. Auburndale (Kieffer, P. Peplinski, Matt Leick, Jo. Peplinski) 9:51.12.Shot put: 1. Ben Veverka (WRA) 46-7.5; 2. Alexander (MAR) 46-3.5; 6. Alex Steines (MAR) 36-2.25; 7. Brody Anderson (MAR) 34-8; 8. Wyatt Fowler (AUB) 34-3; 12. Ryan Patyk (AUB) 29-11.5; 15. Koltin Pask (AUB) 28-5; 16. Isaac Duerr (MCC) 26-7.5; 17. Grambsch (MCC) 26-7.Discus: 1. Ververka (WR) 150-6; 3. Alexander (MAR) 123-3; 8. Stoflet (AUB) 96-7; 9. Anderson (MAR) 96-0; 13. Fowler (AUB) 91-3; 14. Steines (MAR) 89-7; 15. Pask (AUB) 75-5; 16. Grambsch (MCC) 65-11; 17. Duerr (MCC) 64-8.High jump: 1. Robert Stevens (WR) 5-10; 4. Collin Fravert (MAR) 5-4; 5. Nystrom (MCC) 5-2.Pole vault: 1. Kaden Kreutzer (WR) 12-6; 2. Dawson Tysver (MAR) 11-6; 3. Adam Maki (MAR) 11-0; 4. Dustin Altman (MAR) 10-0; 6. Kollross (AUB) 9-0; 8. Lau (AUB) 9-0.Long jump: 1. Isaiah Westfall (WR) 21-5.25; 2. Elhendy-Gunnarsson (MAR) 19-10.5; 5. Empey (AUB) 18-5; 8. Pearce (MAR) 17-8.5; 9. Neinast (MAR) 16-8.75; 12. Kieffer (AUB) 14-9; 16. Lang (AUB) 12-4.Triple jump: 1. Westfall (WR) 45-6.75; 5. Empey (AUB) 37-6; 9. Tremelling (MAR) 34-9.5; 10. Fravert (MAR) 34-0.5; 11. Giles (MCC) 33-8.25.—GirlsTeam scores: 1. Auburndale 145; 2. Marshfield 144.5; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 114; 4. Nekoosa 82; 5. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 49.5; 6. Pittsville 46.5; 7. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 38.5; 8, Port Edwards 15.Winners and Marshfield, Auburndale, Marshfield Columbus Catholic finishers100: 1. Emma Seipel (NEK) 13.66; 3. Amanda Momont (AUB) 13.92; 4. Rachel Gronemeyer (AUB) 14.07; 7. Carly Brickley (MAR) 14.19; 10. Brooke McGrath (MAR) 14.52; 11. Sophia Hackel (MCC) 14.62; 15. Carleanna Franck (AUB) 16.29; 16. Kayla Krause (MAR) 16.52.200: 1. Katelyn Moyer (WR) 27.84; 2. Isabelle Hilber (AUB) 28.25; 3. Alexa Aumann (MAR) 28.87; 10. Hackel (MCC) 30.31; 11. Celine Scholin (MCC) 30.39; 13. Alexandra Wolf (AUB) 31.35; 16. Anna Beihoffer (AUB) 32.69; 19. Krause (MAR) 34.69; 20. Mackenzie Frankland (MAR) 35.43.400: 1. Gronemeyer (AUB) 1:03.71; 2. Isabella Jewell (AUB) 1:04.85; 5. Macie Schmeiser (AUB) 1:06.42; 7. Scholin (MCC) 1:10.12; 9. Jocie Anderson (MAR) 1:15.36; 12. Makayla Carle (MAR) 1:21.62; 13. Ryleigh McGiveron (MCC) 1:37.13.800: 1. Kali Karl (AUB) 2:31.14; 2. Taylor Stanton (AUB) 2:37.88; 3. Schmeiser (AUB) 2:43.75; 5. Hannah Grubofski (MCC) 2:50.09; 6. Morgan Albrecht (MCC) 2:56.27; 8. Halle Hollatz (MAR) 3:04.92; 9. Lizzy Kloehn (MAR) 3:07.44; 14. Taylor Geurink (MAR) 3:26.66.1,600: 1. Vanessa Mitchell (AUB) 6:02.22; 3. Sophia Schrodi (MAR) 6:07.33; 5. Lilly O’Brien (MAR) 6:19.10; 8. Anna Kollross (AUB) 6:34.99; 12. Hannah Schulte (AUB) 7:22.93; 13. Greta Schiferl (MCC) 8:29.49.3,200: 1. Willow Sering (WR) 12:42.79; 2. Natalie Pospyhalla (MCC) 13:51.67; 3. Melanie Lang (MCC) 14:28.56; 4. A. Kollross (AUB) 14:33.01; 5. Emmie Richardson (AUB) 15:23.36; 6. Vicky Ertl (AUB) 15:31.65; 7. Emily Mueller (MAR) 16:39.80; 8. Madi Hall (MAR) 17:49.05.100 hurdles: 1. Sering (WR) 17.74; 2. Maddie Nikolai (MAR) 18.56; 5. Isabelle Denowski (MAR) 19.28; 8. Brionna Zygarlicke (MCC) 20.32; 9. Julianna Kollross (AUB) 20.38.300 hurdles: 1. Chrysten Linzmeier (WRA) 53.83; 2. Sadie DeGrand (MAR) 55.66; 5. Abby Voss (MAR) 57.57; 9. J. Kollross (AUB) 58.63; 11. Shantel Nienast (MAR) 59.50; 12. Zygarlicke (MCC) 1:00.60.400 relay: 1. Wisconsin Rapids (Elizabeth Keena, Kristin Hansen, Grace Hartman, Katelyn Moyer) 50.74; 3. Marshfield A (Mariah Goeppinger, McGrath, Stephanie Rhodes, Kati Sadowska) 55.09; 4. Marshfield B (Marlee Freeck, Brickley, Samantha Hoch, Lindsey Steffen) 57.39.800 relay: 1. Marshfield A (Aumann, Gracie Holland, Kaydee Johnson, Nikolai) 1:51.27; 5. Marshfield B (Freeck, Brickley, Hoch, Steffen) 2:03.18; 7. Auburndale (Anna Beihoffer, Natasha Neve, Skyler Wolff, Alexandra Wolf) 2:05.88.3,200 relay: 1. Auburndale (Stanton, Schmeiser, Mitchell, Karl) 10:45.37; 3. Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Albrecht, Grubofski, Pospyhalla, Lang) 11:22.06; 4. Marshfield A (Abby Voss, DeGrand, Hollatz, Lottie Schrodi) 12:31.9; 5. Marshfield B (Taylor Geurink, Marah Jicinsky, Kloehn, Mueller) 13:58.01.Shot put: 1. Molly Meyers (MAR) 31-11; 2. Katie Osinski (MAR) 30-4; 5. Jessica Jakopin (MCC) 29-8; 7. Sam Jensen (AUB) 28-5.75; 9. Makayla Weigel (MAR) 27-3.5; 13. Katie Peplinski (AUB) 24-6; 16. Beihoffer (AUB) 22-4.25.Discus: 1. Nadia Ougayour (MAR) 105-0; 4. Jamila Ougayour (MAR) 87-11; 6. Jensen (AUB) 84-6; 7. Jessica Jakopin (MCC) 84-6; 13. Kayla Whitehead (AUB) 62-4; 14. Shelby Lang (MAR) 62-0; 18. Wolff (AUB) 53-6.High jump: 1. Rhodes (MAR) 5-0; 3. Kendra Baierl (MCC) 4-8; 4. Nienast (MAR) 4-8; 6. Momont (AUB) 5-6; 7. Hilber (AUB) 4-4; 10. Riley Slade (MAR) 4-2.Pole vault: 1. Ana Klein (PIT) 9-0; 2. Holland (MAR) 9-0; 3. J. Kollross (AUB) 8-6; 4. Jewell (AUB) 7-6; 6. Sadowska (MAR) 7-0; 7. Anderson (MAR) 6-0; 8. Ertl (AUB) 6-0.Long jump: 1. Momont (AUB) 15-0.5; 6. Johnson (MAR) 13-11; 7. Hilber (AUB) and Hoch (MAR) 13-10; 9. Steffen (MAR) 13-9.5; 10. Baierl (MCC) 13-9; 15. Wolf (AUB) 13-1; 16. Scholin (MCC) 13-0.25; 17. Hackel (MCC) 12-11.5.Triple jump: 1. Meg Bryan (MAR) 34-3; 2. Baierl (MCC) 31-10.5; 3. Jewell (AUB) 31-6.75; 5. Stanton (AUB) 28-9.75; 7. Taylor Ferch (MAR) 27-1; 8. Makayla Carle (MAR) 26-5.
Originally designed as an efficient and practical runabout, the Mini Cooper has evolved as the embodiment of the fun of motoringIf you've drooled over the final scenes of the 2003 remake of The Italian Job then you're already sold on the Mini Cooper. The movie ends with a thrilling chase,Originally designed as an efficient and practical runabout, the Mini Cooper has evolved as the embodiment of the fun of motoringIf you've drooled over the final scenes of the 2003 remake of The Italian Job then you're already sold on the Mini Cooper. The movie ends with a thrilling chase in brightly painted Mini Coopers through subways, sewers, staircases and streets of Los Angeles. The choice of car was no doubt inspired by the fact that the original 1969 British movie, The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine, used the original Mini Cooper as the getaway car of choice.Having seen the light of day in 1959, the Mini was only a decade old then but had already won the hearts and minds of generations, with a devoted fan following across all strata of society, from the hip housewife to the hippie roadtripper. In fact, in 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century after the Ford Model T.The Mini was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis. It stood out as a fresh new automotive design because it had a front wheel drive layout (not the norm then as it is today) which eliminated the need for a propeller shaft and a rear differential; hence the floor of the passenger cabin could be flat which meant more room for baggage and passengers.Its simplistic design and practicality ensured the car was an immediate hit. From easy transport for grannies to winning Monte Carlo rallies, the car performed every role with equal panache and soon became an icon of British motoring in the 1960's.The 'Cooper' attachment came in 1961 when John Newton Cooper, a Britisher who tinkered about with cars to make them race and rally worthy, souped up the humble Mini to make it the Mini Cooper; a race and rally car to reckon with-a sort of Clarke Kent to superman.The Mini Cooper convertible does sport four seats but there will always be a scramble for the front seats Today, Cooper Car Company that John Cooper coowned with his father Charles Cooper, has been rechristened John Cooper works, and like the Mini, is now a wholly-owned sub brand of BMW working exclusively for Mini. Hence the name Mini Cooper.Like its contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle which was the only good thing to come out of Nazi Germany, the Mini too has been rejuvenated in a new avatar. Which means, like the latest model of Volkswagen Beetle, the new Mini Cooper is a modern car that still carries the characteristic design lines that leave no room for doubt about its heritage and lineage.While the Beetle was launched in India two years ago, the Mini Cooper arrived in India this January. It was launched at the annual Auto Expo in four variants-Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Mini Cooper Convertible and Mini Cooper S Countryman. The old-new look cars are priced between Rs 25 and 32 lakh.But let's face it, the Mini Cooper S is a car that you will buy more for passion than purpose and the Mini Cooper convertible even more so. While these cars do serve the purpose of being handy city runabouts that are small and easy to park as the original Mini was conceived; the new Mini Cooper has been built and designed to cater to the ardour of motoring. This is why its 1.6l engine pumps out 184 bhp at 6000 rpm and the car attacks corners with such enthusiasm that you can feel its glee radiating through the steering wheel. It feels planted on straight roads and wraps itself around corners with confidence. It is then that you realise the reason behind big bucks for a small car; simply, more bang for buck. It's a car that loves to be driven and driven hard at that.The Mini Cooper countryman can easily take on the role of a weekend tourerIn the Mini Cooper Convertible (which is more expensive than the Mini Cooper S) the exhaust burble is a beautiful accompaniment to the drive. The most expensive of the lot is the Mini Cooper S Countryman. When the Countryman was revealed to the world many purists considered it sacrilege. First of all it's more like a miniature SUV than a little runabout (read higher ride height hence more ground clearance), secondly it was the first Mini to feature four doors and also a four wheel drive (optional).While the four wheel drive option is not likely to make it to India in the first stage, the Mini Cooper S Countryman is a good option for those who lust after a Mini Cooper but can't get past having to pay so much for just two doors and essentially two seats. The Countryman will seat four in comfort and five at a squeeze. The company also claims that the boot space between the hatch and the rear seats is generous and that its rear space will give the BMW X1 a run for its money.The best bit: even with these proportions it doesn't compromise on the fun to drive characteristic. And let's not forget, you're finally in the league of legends that brag ageless sensibilities and timeless appeal. Under the hoodThe S variants feature engines that are tuned to deliver 184bhp at 6000 rpm. The standard Mini Cooper engine turns out 124 bhp at 6000rpm.The Mini Cooper S will do 0 to 100kph in 7.2sec while the Mini Cooper will do the same in 10.4. The figures would be marginally higher for the Countryman given the extra weight.Price: Mini Cooper: Rs 24.9 lakhs; Mini Cooper S: Rs. 27.9 lakh; Mini Cooper Convertible: Rs. 29.9 lakh; Mini Cooper S Countryman: Rs. 31.9 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi)advertisementadvertisement
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) PCB chief Shahryar Khan has asserted that Pakistan cricket in past few years has survived without playing India and it will continue to survive in case the BCCI backs out of the series slated to be held in the UAE in December. The PCB and BCCI has signed an MoU to play six series between 2015 and 2023. However PCB is yet to get the Indian boards response on its letter last week, asking them to honour the binding agreement. Asked whether he sees the arch-rivals resuming on field ties in December, Khan gave a brisk reply. "Well, it depends on your government. Your board has signed an agreement with us that we will play in December. They said we will have to get permission from the government. We have written to the BCCI, asking them honour the agreement. We are not running after them. We are just saying you have signed something so please honour your signature," the former diplomat told PTI. The PCB has often been criticised at home for reaching out to BCCI time and again for resumption of ties. The great Javed Miandad went on to say that PCB must not play India at the cost of self-respect. Reiterating that politics and sports should not be mixed, Khan made it clear that Pakistan will survive irrespective of the future of the high-voltage series. "Suppose for political reasons, the Indian government decides against playing Pakistan, it doesnt mean we will go bankrupt. We will survive. If we have survived without India-Pakistan cricket for the last so many years, we will continue to survive. Yes, it will be a setback but that is about it," said the 81-year-old candidly. Like in the past, the Indian government will have a final say on the popular matter but going by the recent tweet of BCCI secretary and BJP MP Anurag Thakur, it doesnt make the fans on either of the side of border any more hopeful. "We have nothing to do with Dawood Ibrahim. Our government has made it clear time and again that he is not in Pakistan. It is a part of political ups and downs. Cricket is one way we can build up better relations," said Khan when asked about Thakurs controversial tweet last month. "Dawood in Karachi. NSA wants to meet separatists here. Are you really serious about peace and you expect well play cricket with you?" Thakur had posted. PTI BS KHS ATadvertisement
Let’s be honest: it would be nice if our offices looked like the Beast’s library, a Pottery Barn catalog, or had a bay window overlooking the mountains/ocean/Paris, but that’s not happening anytime soon.In my experience, there are easier (and cheaper) ways to make your work environment just a little bit brighter and more stimulating. I’ve shared a few of them below!On a sidenote: There are millions of studies explaining how to get a productive workspace, why standing desks are awesome, the correct temperature to work in, etc. Instead, I’ve just let you know what works for me.1. Post your kids’ (or niece’s or your friend’s kids’) artworkWhy not Picasso? Because a child’s art a) will make you smile, b) will inspire you -- there’s nothing like the uninhibited creativity of a child to remind you what true invention means, and c) thinking of our loved ones makes us more creative!Cost: $0...or priceless**Credit: **Gabriel Newman, Age 42. Different color pens & a notebookYes, we all mostly on our computers. But I’ve found that looking down at a notebook and jotting down random ideas or notes before I start a project, but in colored pens and markers, makes the brainstorming/planning part of my work process so much more fun & productive than writing it out in a Word doc or in Evernote.Cost: $3.99 for Crayola fine line markers, $1 notebook.My real live notebook. I'm not that good at color matching.3. Something that makes you laughYou probably have heard that laughter makes you happier and more creative. I personally just like looking at funny cats. Of course, a live funny cat or pet is even better.Cost: $10 for this piece of cat genius.Actual cat calendar in my office.4. Put something on your desk that you like to play withStress balls work for a lot of people. I have a friend that plays with scissors (NOT recommended). Shoving food in my mouth requires some coordination, but it less than ideal in other ways. I find that doing something that requires fine motor skills really kicks off something in my brain. So whenever I feel stressed, I make this thing below. Looks complicated and like I’m super talented right? (Work with me.) This is actually easy to do! But the point is not to make a paper Dahlia, but to do something that is a break, takes less than a minute, requires you to concentrate, and then looks pretty after.Cost: $0 - scrap paper, scissorsMy paper dahlias.5. Books that give you good feelsNo, not the books you want other people to see that you’ve read, but the books you read and really touched your heart or mind. Even seeing those physical books again can remind you of the feelings you got when you read them. My collection:Cost: Variable, but I like used books I find for 25 cents at the library.6. Maps!When your view looks onto the top of crummy buildings like mine, you may need to work on expanding your horizons. I’ve always loved maps because they let you imagine far-away places and also see the “big picture” -- two things that help my mind wander, invent, and create beyond my immediate environment or my easy, half-baked ideas.Cost: $10 for basic antique, or if you want to splurge for this awesome one.Freelancers, what do you like to have at your desk?
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brilliant as he returned with a career-best 5/24 to guide India to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the first Twenty20 International at the New Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.Bhuvneshwar, who was rested for the sixth ODI on Friday, became the first Indian bowler to grab a five-wicket haul in all the three formats of the game.Reeza Hendricks (70) scored his maiden fifty but that was not enough as South Africa were restricted to 175/9 after India had posted a massive 203/5.The result helped India become the first team to win at Johannesburg after batting first in T20 Internationals.South Africa were dealt a blow before the start of the match as their best batsman AB de Villiers was ruled out of the series with a knee injury.Earlier, Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets.The Delhi left-hander, who hit 323 runs in the six One-Day Internationals (ODIs), blasted 10 fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings as others batted around him.After home captain Jean-Paul Duminy put India into bat, India's innings was lifted by a brisk 21 off nine from Rohit Sharma, who got out in the fifth delivery of the second over after edging to wicket-keeper Heinrich Klassen off debutant Junior Dala.Dhawan's show began after this as he got useful support from Suresh Raina (15 off 7) and Virat Kohli (26 off 20). Till the dismissal of Kohli, who was ruled LBW against spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in the third delivery of the 10th over, India had already scored 108.advertisementDhawan made the most of the ill-disciplined bowling from Chris Morris, Dala and Andile Phehlukwayo, who were allowing the 32-year-old to free his arms on the leg side.A failed scoop attempt of a slower delivery from Phehlukwayo ended Dhawan's innings as Klassen dived front to removed the danger.Later, Manish Pandey (29 not out off 27), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16) and Hardik Panya (13 not out) took India past the 200-run mark.The second match will be played in Pretoria on Wednesday while the final match of the series will be played on Saturday in Cape Town.(With inputs from IANS)