Halep wins Italian Open

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Pliskova lands in Italian Open final Muguruza, Kenin for Australian Open final Top seed Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday after defending champion Karolina Pliskova retired while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in Monday’s final.World number two Halep, 28, was competing in her third Rome WTA final, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2018 on the clay at the Foro Italico. Pliskova, the second seed, was playing with her left thigh bandaged, and required treatment on her lower back and upper leg after the first set, which Halep swept in just 20 minutes.The Czech lost her opening service game in the second set, but broke back immediately for 1-1 to claim her first game after half an hour.But she called time in the third game, heading towards Halep to signify the end of the match.Wimbledon champion Halep’s 22nd career title comes just a week before the start of the French Open which she won in 2018.Halep extended her winning streak this season to 14 consecutive victories. She won the Dubai title in February, before the coronavirus lockdown, coming back to claim victory in Prague last month having skipped the US Open.Former world number one Pliskova, now ranked four, had been having a successful week on clay after her disappointing second round exit in the US Open where she was the top seed.Tags: Foro ItalicoKarolina PliskovaRome WTA finalSimona Haleplast_img read more

Fernandes proud after QPR respond to critics with battling display

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter after the defeat against Liverpool, insisting he was proud of his team’s display.Widely criticised for their previous showings, Rangers were much more competitive and were unlucky to lose 3-2.“Its a cruel game but we all wanted QPR to play and they played. I’m very proud of everyone in the club,” Fernandes declared.“Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride. We deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.”Despite all the negativity we came out and played with pride . we deserved a point but that’s football. Let hope we build on this.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 19, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “Feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach. A cruel end to a brilliant game. So proud of our performance today. Chin up and take positives.“Vargas, Fer, Onouha, Charlie, Isla, Caluker, Dunne, Henry, Sandro, Yun, Traore, all played with guts and heart. And that’s heartening to see.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Amazing performance. If we can play like that with that level of support we will be fine.”The performance of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was a definite plus for Rangers.Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) October 19, 2014He looked assured on his debut and produced a fine save in the second half but was powerless to prevent Liverpool’s three goals.McCarthy wrote: “Thanks for all your messages, so happy to make my @QPRFC debut… Shame about the result as we were the better team! Onto the next game now!”R’s midfielder Joey Barton, who missed the game through injury, tweeted: “Deserved at least a point if not 3. Effort from all was great. Got work to do on training ground but lots of positives from the performance.“We have just got to stick together and show the kind of guts, skill and determination we showed today. No blame culture. It helps nobody.“You win together and you lose together. Pick ourselves up and get ready for another war against Villa A week Monday.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Groundspeak Lackeys Road Trip to the ‘Greatest RV Event in the World’

first_imgThe “Greatest RV Event in the World” gets even better. Geocaching.com is sending a team of Lackeys to share the adventure of geocaching with RVers at “The Rally” in Redmond, Oregon. The Rally runs from July 14 – 17.  It draws tens of thousands of RV’ers from around the United States and Canada. Groundspeak Lackeys: Nicole (Louie Bliss), Jessie (Firefox) and Lisa (barendje) will be shaking hands and introducing RVers to a perfect addition to their road trip, geocaching.Watch this video to see the team launch on their road trip down to The Rally. If you’re attending The Rally, make sure to stop by and say hi to the Lackeys.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedWild Canyon Games 2012 – Extreme GeocachingJune 8, 2012In “Community”Cache In Trash Out, Surf’s UpMay 31, 2010In “Cache In Trash Out”A North of the Border Mega-Event AdventureAugust 28, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

U-19 heroes return home after winning the World Cup

first_imgThe World Cup winning Under-19 cricket team of India returned home on Tuesday. The Boys in Blue were given a hero’s welcome at the Mumbai airport on their arrival. India vs Australia U-19 finals: See PhotosSkipper Unmukt Chand and his team scripted history by defeating hosts Australia in the finals on Sunday to claim their third U-19 World Cup.The victorious team landed at Mumbai airport around 2.20 pm after a long flight from Australia.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has planned a grand felicitation party for the victorious team in the evening. The board has already announced a Rs 20 lakh reward for each member of the squad.On their way to the World Cup title, the Indians had defeated archrival Pakistan in quarterfinals and New Zealand in the semi-finals.last_img

The 11 Power 5 College Football Teams That Improved The Most Statistically In 2015

first_imgiowa midseason hype videoTwitter/@hawkeyeFBvideoVirtually every college football team makes changes from season to season. Players graduate, enroll, and transfer out and in, coaches take new jobs and rise through the ranks, and systems change all the time. In college football, you can have a team like TCU, which was a 4-8 club in 2013, find itself on the precipice of the College Football Playoff in 2014. While not every rise or fall is that drastic, the sport does lend itself to steep turnarounds. This year, Larry Fedora, Kirk Ferentz, and Bob Stoops all answered questions about their job statuses with remarkable runs, and all are positioned to go to top bowls, if not compete for national championship.These improvements bare themselves out on the stat sheets as well. When comparing the numbers from 2014 to 2015, it isn’t very shocking which teams have seen the biggest jumps this season.Using scoring offense and defense, we measured which power conference teams improved the most in total point differential from 2014 to 2015. Many of the top ten teams are among those that helped define the 2015 college football season. Next: Florida State >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12last_img read more

Focus on Good Nutrition in Anti-Doping Initiative in Schools

first_img Government’s anti-doping initiative in schools, will promote the importance of good nutrition Story Highlights Young athletes who give outstanding performances are subjected to tests Young athletes need to be knowledgeable about banned substances and food supplements Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, says the focus of Government’s anti-doping initiative in schools, will be concentrated more toward promoting the importance of good nutrition and discouraging doping, rather than testing every young athlete.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on July 23, Mrs. Neita-Headley  said since the Prime Minister made a statement on the topic, “there has been quite a bit of controversy and that is as a result of persons not being very clear on what was meant.”Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, informed the House of Representatives on July 16, that the Government would begin testing young athletes in schools. She noted however, that this system would be introduced in conjunction with public education and sensitization programmes.Minister Neita-Headley explained that the Government’s plan will focus on assisting young athletes to understand the importance of good nutrition, in an effort to eliminate the temptation of taking food supplements.“Currently, young athletes are being tested as part of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games and Penn Relays. What is not happening is that we are not conducting those tests on a wide scale here in Jamaica, as part of our championships,” the Minister added.She emphasized the need for young athletes to be knowledgeable about banned substances and food supplements and to take full responsibility for what goes into their bodies, adding that a lot of what is packaged into supplements can be found in our local everyday ground provisions, including yams.Meanwhile, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr.Warren Blake, said that young athletes who give outstanding performances are subjected to tests when they perform at the national level.“The approach to test exceptional young athletes is a means of validating our track and field programme, to show that this is obtained through genuine endeavours and competitiveness and not the result of illegal substances in sports,” Dr. Blake said.He further informed that the programme of anti-doping education in high schools will be strengthened.“The education programme has been going on in the high schools for some time, and when strengthened it will inform the young athletes on what to expect,” Dr. Blake pointed out.last_img read more

Six fishermen rescued 25 still missing in Bay of Bengal

first_imgKakdwip/Kolkata: Six of the 31 fishermen, who had gone missing in the Bay of Bengal after venturing into deep waters despite weather warnings four days ago, were rescued on Monday but 25 are still untraced, officials said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters due to inclement weather, were rescued by the coast guards of India and the neighbouring country in a coordinated operation on Saturday, a Defence official had said. With this, 49 fishermen have been rescued since Saturday, the officials said. The secretary of the fishermen’s association at Kakdwip, Nikon Maity, said six fishermen of FB Dashabhuja were rescued by fishermen in Haribhanga islet of Bangladesh and they were brought to Kakdwip on Monday morning. The missing fishermen had started from Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on four trawlers – FB Nayan, FB Dashabhuja, FB Babaji and FB Joy Jogiraj – on Thursday, Maity said. Though FB Dashabhuja, FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji are feared to be submerged, 15 fishermen each from FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji have been rescued. The whereabouts of FB Nayan with 16 fishermen on board are still unknown. Nine fishermen from FB Dashabhuja are also missing, Maity said. After getting information about the missing fishermen by the West Bengal Fishermen Association, Sundarban Development Minister Manturam Pakhira had asked the South 24 Parganas district authorities to launch a search and rescue operation. All the missing fishermen were from Kakdwip area. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and its Bangladesh counterpart had rescued 13 crew members on board an Indian fishing boat amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the Defence official said Sunday. The 13 crew members of fishing boat ‘FB Tara Shankar’, which had ventured to the Bay of Bengal from Kakdwip, were rescued on Saturday amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the official said. The boat had developed a technical problem and on receiving the information, the ICG regional headquarters contacted the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) West Zone headquarter at Mongla. A Bangladesh Navy ship located the Indian boat with 13 crew on board near the Mongla Fairway Buoy in the evening on Saturday and rescued all the crew members on the boat. The Bangladesh Naval ship took the Indian disabled boat under tow and brought it to Pussur river mouth, which is approximately 60 nautical miles eastward of the Indo- Bangladesh maritime border, where 100 more Indian fishing boats were sighted. The disabled boat was handed over to one of the operational Indian boats for towing back to India. As the sea was rough, around 100 Indian fishing boats, including the disabled one under tow, were guided by the Bangladesh Naval ship for taking passage through the riverine/coastal route westward up to the Haribhanga river, the official said. The coast guards of India and Bangladesh have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) followed by a ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ for helping each other during such incidents and making waters of north Bay of Bengal safe, he added.last_img read more

This Aromatic Alarm Clock Wakes You Up to the Sweet Smell of

first_img Register Now » Waking up to the earsplitting screech of a traditional alarm clock is a pretty cruddy way to start the day. Incessant beeping doesn’t exactly get you out of bed on the right foot.Channeling your inner drive and entrepreneurial passion, what if you could wake up instead to the motivating aroma of money? Cotton, linen, cash-money winnin’ — the sweet smell of success.Thanks to an 18-year-old French entrepreneur, you can. Guillaume Rolland has created a scent-emitting alarm clock called SensorWake. No lights. No sounds. It triggers our olfactory systems to wake us up.Related: Better Mornings: 7 Innovative Gadgets to Get You Going And, for the business-minded among us, one of the scents he has made available is called “U.S. Dollar.” Wake up and smell the money, honey.The Google Science Fair participant invented the compact essential oil diffuser-clock for the deaf and hearing-impaired — and for people who simply have a tough time waking up to audible alarms. The idea came to him after a conversation with his father, who owns and operates a retirement home.If the bouquet of bucks isn’t enough to shake the sleep from your eyes, maybe the bold aroma of coffee will. That’s the second best-simulated scent on the SensorWake morning menu, if you ask us. There’s also cut grass, rose, fig, mint, peach, toast, chocolate, strawberry and croissant.Related: This Alarm Clock Charges for SnoozesTo operate the patented aromatic alarm, you set your wake-up time, choose a SensorWake recyclable scented cartridge and pop it into the back of the sleek, white plastic-encased alarm clock. When your “alarm” silently goes off, your nose will know — in theory at least.Here’s how it works. Take a whiff:You can set the rousing odors to be diffused for between 30 seconds and one minute at a time. The alarm is designed to perfume the room for up to 10 minutes, giving you ample time to yawn, stretch and smell the wafting a.m. awesome.Whether whiffs of yummy, soothing smells are enough to wake up most people depends on their preferences. Trials Rolland conducted with a range of testers indicate that the odorous alarm is effective, having successfully awoken all of his subjects, including adults, teens, seniors and a deaf individual.   If you want your own SensorWake, you’ll have to hold your nose for a while. Per the alarm clock’s website, Rolland’s gearing up to launch it on Kickstarter later this month.Related: This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 19, 2015last_img read more