“Without tennis in 2020? It would be unwise to give up now”

first_imgThe president of the ATP, Andrea Gaudenzi, He analyzed in an interview in Reuters the choices which can be being thought-about for a potential return of the boys’s circuit. Among the nice tennis gamers already finish 2020 in phrases of exercise internationally. “It would be unwise to give up now. Nobody is aware of what goes to occur, so we strive to keep an optimistic imaginative and prescient. Inside that potential return, there would be a really wide selection of choices: play behind closed doorways or determine how to cope with journey restrictions, “says Gaudenzi. Tennis inactivity is ready till July 13, simply after Wimbledon. Later, it’s not recognized what is going to occur. “We have now set Could 15 because the deadline to determine what we do with the July tournaments. Afterward June 1, we are going to take a look at the choices for the August tournaments (then the US Open would come first and Roland Garros, already in September). We research all of the choices and we’re giving ourselves six to eight weeks to make every resolution “provides the Italian.The tennis gamers, in their completely different international locations, can already begin, at completely different ranges and scales, to prepare, however the distinction between every geographical level hinders the potential for tournaments. “Australia is in a very completely different section than the UK. Sweden we see that it’s in a distinct state of affairs. Certainly we may play in Sweden at this time, however … May 100 gamers journey there? No, and that’s the problem that we now have “, Gaudenzi concluded.last_img read more

QPR boss Redknapp praises Austin’s impact in comeback win

first_img1 QPR striker Charlie Austin celebrates Harry Redknapp praised his hat-trick hero Charlie Austin as Queens Park Rangers completed a remarkable 3-2 comeback victory over West Bromwich Albion.The former Burnley man returned in style after sitting out Rangers’ midweek defeat to Everton through suspension, and became the first R’s player to score a top flight hat-trick for 21 years.And Redknapp was quick to praise his forward’s all-round game claiming he could’ve been watching a full-back at times during his side’s win at Loftus Road.The boss said: “Charlie scored the goals and has been excellent for us but we showed a lot of character to come back from two down“We were being outplayed,” admitted Redknapp, with QPR having found themselves two goals down inside 20 minutes.“They started fantastically with their movement and passing and it was difficult to live with them in the early stages but to come back from that and win 3-2 is a fantastic result.“Everyone talks about Charlie’s three goals but his defending at the end of the game, he makes a challenge in the corner that was unbelievable, you would’ve thought it was a right-back.“If that ball had come into the box we could have been in trouble but that summed up his work-rate up today, he worked his socks off for the team.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Gardai have revealed that prostitutes are now setting up their businesses in the middle of busy housing estates to avoid detection.Prostitutes are now commonplace in Letterkenny.Members of the local vice team told Donegal Daily that prostitutes are moving away from traditional apartment block set-ups.It follows a number of raids by Gardai at various locations at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny in recent weeks. But one member revealed “They’re moving more and more into housing estates where they would not normally operate.“They are more anonymous in the larger estates as traditionally they have operated out of the same apartments and they have been under general surveillance.“People coming and going to houses would be a natural thing on a business housing estate and that is what is going on,” he said.The Garda added that prostitutes operating in Ireland are actually charging more money to clients than they are in England. “If you consider this and also the fact that it is cheaper to live in Donegal than it is in Dublin, there is a ready market there,” he added.An investigation by Donegal Daily showed that there is now a thriving prostitution market in Letterkenny with up to at least a dozen prostitutes operating on any given day.All the women, most of whom are foreign nationals, are advertising their services on the website Escort Ireland.As well as pictures of the women, prices for their services are also included on the women’s personal pages.Even more bizarrely are comments left by punters using the services of the women throughout Letterkenny. PROSTITUTES NOW MOVING INTO DONEGAL HOUSING ESTATES – GARDAI was last modified: October 19th, 2014 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:donegalGardailetterkennyprostituteslast_img read more


first_imgCllr Patrick McGowanA county councillor has welcomed major sewerage projects in Donegal especially Convoy but questions when will the unfinished estates in Convoy be connected.Cllr Patrick McGowan said that two estates, Greenfields and Flaxfields, are ready to be connected but says no final arrangements have been agreed between the Council and IW about the connections.He said the same situation arises in KillyGordon where there is a plan and funding to connect Dromore NS to the main sewerage treatment plant in KillyGordon but no plans agreed yet between the Council and IW about connecting Dromore park housing scheme next door just a few metres away. “This funding opportunity must not be lost by the Council to sort out these estates once and for all said Cllr McGowan,” said Cllr McGowan.Irish Water has commenced work on the €18.4 million Donegal Group B project which includes the development of new sewerage schemes in Killybegs, Bundoran, Glencolumcille and Convoy.This forms part of the €70 million investment committed by Irish Water to wastewater infrastructure in Co Donegal. Veolia Water Ireland in partnership with BAM Civil Limited are carrying out the works on behalf of Irish Water.Initially the focus will be on Bundoran and Killybegs, and works have now commenced in both of these locations including upgrading the access road to the Bundoran Waste Water Treatment Plant and work on the new Killybegs Waste Water Treatment Plant site and access road. Work will also be commencing shortly at the main Bundoran Pumping Station and works here are expected to last for 26 weeks. During these works a section of the public car park, and the green area along the foreshore adjacent to the Bradogue River, will be cordoned off to facilitate construction. Commenting on the investment Eunan Canavan, Irish Water’s Capital Delivery Regional Lead North West said: “Killybegs and Bundoran are two of 44 towns in Ireland where untreated sewage is being discharged directly into the sea. Irish Water will ensure that wastewater treatment in the four towns is compliant with required EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive standards while also allowing for future economic growth in the towns.”COUNCILLOR DEMANDS ANSWERS ON CONNECTION TO SEWERAGE SCHEMES FOR DONEAGL ESTATES was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 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 patrick McGowanconvoydonegalsewerage schemelast_img read more

Taylor’s big day leads Valencia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPaige Smith singled in Roni La Val in the second inning for the only run of the game. The only other player from the Daily News’ coverage area ever to strike out more than 400 in a season was Newbury Park’s Sandy Otgies in 1983. Taylor needs one more victory to break the league mark shared by Hart alums Kym Weil (1990) and Samantha Ford (1984). For now, Taylor and Co. are focused on surviving the playoffs, as the defending finalist Vikings hope to return to the championship game to give a proper sendoff to veteran coach Donna Lee, who has announced her pending retirement. “We still have a lot of work to do,” Lee said. Valencia was hoping to win more decisively, but an eight-day layoff seemed to take its toll. VALENCIA – Jordan Taylor picked a good time to come through with a historical pitching performance. The Valencia High junior pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 batters to tie a Foothill League single-season softball record with 26 wins, and she also became the first to surpass the 400-strikeout barrier, raising her total to 407 in a 1-0 victory over visiting Newbury Park (12-13) in the first round of the Southern Section Div. I playoffs. It was a close call for top-seeded Valencia (27-4), and it helped to have a stopper like Taylor on a day when the Vikings managed just four singles and got one runner past second base. Valencia (27-4) faces Bishop Amat of La Puente, a 4-2 winnver over Pacifica of Oxnard, in the second round Tuesday at a site to be determined. “All of a sudden we were kind of off our game,” Taylor said. “We’re past the first round but it’s going to get a lot harder from this point because the CIF playoffs are about the best of the best. We want to keep winning.” Taylor’s presence gives Valencia an advantage no matter the opponent. In 209 innings, she has a 0.10 ERA and nine no-hitters. Opposing hitters are batting .061 with just two extra-base hits. “Taylor did awesome. She always does awesome,” infielder Lelani Bernardino said. “I think we can make it all the way if we stick together as a team and work our best.” The only Newbury Park hitter to manage a hit was leadoff hitter Kelani Jennings, who barely beat out a slow roller to second to open the game. Lindsey Cunningham (5-8) took the loss. She allowed one run on five hits in six innings. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Picture Special: Massive turnout for Milford 10k today

first_imgHuge crowds turned out to take part in the Milford 10k and 5k runs which took place this morning.The run was followed by a prize-giving ceremony and refreshments at Mulroy College.Categories included Senior Men, Senior Ladies, 40+s, 50+s, 60+s, 70+s, and Junior Walker. Provisional results reveal that Ciaran McGonagle took first place in the 10k, with Danny Mooney hot on his heels in second place.In in 5k, Aidan Connelly was the first to cross the finish line, coming in at a great time of 18 minutes and 7 seconds.A great day was had by all who attended – and the sun even made an appearance from behind the clouds!  Picture Special: Massive turnout for Milford 10k today was last modified: September 17th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:10Kmilford 5kpicture specialRunlast_img read more

Dunn Leads Women’s Golf To Fourth-Place Finish At Bulldog Invite

first_imgMOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Freshman Grace Dunn fired a one-under 71 to lead the Drake University women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday. “Grace really showed patience today. She didn’t hit many greens in regulation and was able to get up and down. It was great to see her hard work pay off with such a great round,” Drake head coach Rachael Pruett said. Dunn’s 71 matched a career-best and was the best round on the final day as she finished the 36-hole event tied for fourth-place with a total score of 149 (78-71). Sophomore Madison Glennie earned her sixth top-20 finish of the season, placing tied for 11th with a score of 155 (77-78). Freshman Adrianna Elliott also matched her career-best, shooting a 79 in the final round for a total score of 161 (83-79). Classmate Sophie Hill finished with a 164 (78-86), while senior Katie Clausen registered a 167 (84-83). Sophomore Brooke Miller wrapped up Drake’s effort with a score of 170 (85-85). The Bulldogs were three strokes on the final day, recording a 313 for a final score of 629 (316-313) and finishing in fourth. Lamar took home the team title (594), while Appalachian State (613) and Wofford (620) finished second and third, respectively. “As a team, I’m pleased in the way we played our game and were able to move up a place in the field. We’ll continue to learn, grow and stick with the process of improving all aspects of our golf games,” Pruett said. Drake returns to the links on April 2 at the Bradley Invitational.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Grand Blue Mile and Healthiest State Initiative Partner Again in 2018

first_img Register for Grand Blue Mile Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa — The Healthiest State Initiative (HSI) and officials from Grand Blue Mile are partnering to encourage Iowa communities to “Set the Pace” again in 2018. The Set the Pace challenge encourages Iowans to develop sustainable, healthy habits throughout 2018 — starting with participating in the Grand Blue Mile, the popular one-mile walk/run through Downtown Des Moines on April 24.As part of the challenge, the community with the highest percentage of its residents participating in the Grand Blue Mile — measured by the number of registrants for a given ZIP code against its total population — will be awarded $10,000 to use on a project that promotes safe and accessible places in which to be active, such as a park, playground or trail.”Bringing the Set the Pace challenge back to the 2018 Grand Blue Mile was an easy decision after seeing the inspiring amount of community participation last year,” said Grand Blue Mile Director Chris Verlengia. “Promoting community health is something we’re very passionate about, and we’re eager to partner with HSI again to continue that commitment.”The 2017 Set the Pace challenge winner, Urbandale, used their award to add new trail enhancements, including a play pod to Walnut Creek Regional Park.”Receiving this award was such an honor to the City, and we’re proud of all the Urbandale residents who participated in the challenge,” said Jan Herke, Urbandale parks and recreation director. “We’re very grateful this partnership has helped us fund a project that will continue to benefit our community for years to come.”To watch a video and learn more about the project, click here.”We are excited for another year of the Set the Pace Challenge,” said Jami Haberl, HSI executive director. “The Grand Blue Mile has something for everyone, and we’re encouraging all Iowans to follow Urbandale’s example and move more by engaging in 150 minutes of moderate activity a week.”Register todayYouth and adult registration for the Grand Blue Mile is now open, with all proceeds supporting school-based wellness programs in association with Iowa Kidstrong and the historic Drake Relays. For more information and to register, visit www.GrandBlueMile.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SA draws 200 international conferences

first_img30 July 2012 South Africa remains among the top 15 long-haul business event destinations in the world and is the premier business events destination in Africa, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Speaking at the opening of the Southern African Association of the Conference Industry’s annual conference in Pretoria on Monday, Van Schalkwyk said South Africa has already secured over 200 international conferences for the next five years. These would attract an estimated 300 000 delegates, injecting around R1.6-billion into the economy. In 2011, according to a departure survey, South Africa hosted around 392 000 business travellers, of which about 140 000 attended conferences and meetings in the country “Our ambition is to compete with the biggest and best business events destinations in the world,” Van Schalkwyk told delegates at the conference on Monday. “As government continues to focus on tourism as one of the key job-creating sectors, we recognise business events tourism as an area with significant growth potential.” The government has established the first South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) to further promote growth in SA’s conferencing industry. The SANCB is tasked with co-ordinating national bidding, undertaking research, and collaborating with city and provincial convention bureaux and the business events industry to present a united front for destination South Africa, Van Schalkwyk said. “So, while we have identified the business events industry as a critical component in helping us reach our National Tourism Sector Strategy’s target of 15-million international arrivals by 2020, we know that we still have considerable room for growth and improvement in this sector.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Who are the right partners to get you into more smart homes?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWrite Sponsors The smart home revolution is still in its early days. Even with the programmable devices that exist already — the thermostats that learn your patterns, the voice-controlled assistants and the lighting that can be customized according to your needs and daily routines — there is still a large unexplored vista ahead of us with the connected home.Some validation of all these new market participants would be helpful to consumers during their buying decisions. So as an integral part of the communications fabric tying all this technology together, Comcast has relaunched its partner program, which curates and integrates best-in-class smart home devices into the Xfinity Home platform.See also: Five rules about entrepreneurship on large enterprisesTheir point of view is that smart home IoT devices don’t really make sense unless the devices are truly connected, so they can talk to each other and create the ultimate smart experience for consumers when they are at home or away.To do that, they created a curated program with several best-in-class partners including the recently added Philips Hue connected lighting system, Nest Learning thermostat, August door lock, Lutron Caséta wireless controller and dimmer, Chamberlain MyQ garage door controller, light bulbs Sengled and GE by JascoThese partnerships allow Comcast’s Xfinity Home customers to manage and control all of these smart home devices from one platform – the Xfinity Home platform. Additionally, Xfinity Home customers have the ability to seamlessly troubleshoot issues with any of the partner products by simply calling the Xfinity customer service center without having to call individual partners for support or assistance.As more companies integrate with Comcast’s partner platform, we sat down with two partners — Martin Heckmann, Director of Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group, Inc., and James McPhail, CEO of Zen Ecosystems — to find out what the certification process was like to join the Xfinity Home platform, the benefits of the partnership and what they have learned from it.Readwrite: With all the channel opportunities out there, what led you to be a partner with Comcast’s Xfinity Home?James McPhail: Our relationship with Comcast goes back many years. They were one of the original inspirations to build the Zen Thermostat. They shared our vision for a thermostat that was more attractive, simple and sleek – differentiating the Zen Ecosystems product from other connected devices on the market. Comcast actually encouraged us to start this adventure.Martin Heckmann: We believed Comcast was doing great work to make the connected home a reality for consumers and we were proud to join their platform. It was a great opportunity for Chamberlain customers who have Xfinity Home to receive benefits such as alerts to their phones via the Xfinity Home mobile app every time their garage door opens or closes, which provides peace of mind.RW: The selection criteria to be included in Comcast’s Xfinity home partner program is pretty rigorous — walk us through what you think of their expectations of you as a partner.JM: The selection criteria are indeed rigorous, but absolutely make sense. Comcast tests every device with a dedicated engineering team. They have a platform with a vast configuration of various equipment that they continuously test, ensuring a more reliable device for their customers. The size and scale of their structured support is unmatched, allowing them to respond to and troubleshoot issues quickly and efficiently, making for happier customers. This helps us stay focused on improving our products.MH: We were pleased to learn during the process that Comcast and Chamberlain are completely aligned in our expectations to provide the most advanced and secure connected devices and services to consumers.RW: What did you have to do to prepare for this process? Was there anything unexpected?JM: Comcast’s test team expressed their philosophy as “trust but verify.” While they wanted to review all the details of our product, they were also willing to collaborate on troubleshooting. It was never a pass/fail situation. They wanted us to be successful, but we needed to prove we could be! What surprised us initially was that many of their tests put the Zen Thermostat in very extreme conditions — well beyond those normally found in a customer’s home. While this initially felt excessive, through the process we learned about many of the atypical real-world situations that could potentially occur, and how our thermostat performed in those circumstances. As a result, we have a far better understanding of the ability of our product to perform in all kinds of conditions.MH: Chamberlain had completed, or was in the process of completing, several other partner integrations during the integration with Comcast so there were really no surprises. That said, it was reassuring to see the rigor applied to the partner program at Comcast.RW: Security issues are constantly a big factor in smart home deployments. What’s the relationship between your firm and Comcast on this critical issue to end customers?JM: At Zen Ecosystems, the security of our devices is of the highest concern. We know from our engagement with Comcast that they are extremely diligent and rigorous on this issue. As a ZigBee device, connecting to the Xfinity Home hub, we are a member of the ZigBee Alliance, an organization whose members work to define a good balance between smart, usable devices and secure interactions between devices, and to certify that ZigBee devices are communicating according to protocol.MH: Chamberlain and Comcast technical and customer support teams work very closely on an ongoing basis to monitor the technical integration and communication with customers.RW: For other smart home technologies out there that are not part of the Xfinity Home program, what should they be thinking about if they’re considering it?JM: There are a lot of benefits to engaging and working with Comcast. Daniel Herscovici, General Manager and Senior Vice President at Xfinity Home shared recently that the founding team, “are entrepreneurs at heart. We move quickly and pivot as needed to help us grow.” At the same time, Xfinity Home’s diligent testing process will absolutely help identify ways to improve your product that you may not have previously considered.MH: As mentioned previously, the Comcast Xfinity Home partner program has high expectations of its partners. Any company considering joining the Xfinity Home partner program must be prepared to work collaboratively with Comcast to ensure the most secure technical integration and best in class consumer experience.RW: How does this opportunity with Comcast’s Xfinity Home prepare you for the next channel launch? Did this process light a path towards “best practices” for this type of ecosystem building?JM: Through working with Comcast, the Zen thermostat has evolved to be even better – while it was already simple, streamlined and attractively designed, we’ve been able to improve it even further. And, Comcast’s seal of approval absolutely carries weight and has already opened several doors for us. We look forward to expanding our network of world-class partners and adding our energy-saving thermostat to more home automation systems.MH: This process reinforced Chamberlain’s plan to strategically partner with best in class connected-home solutions provider to offer consumers with the best experience and benefits that really matter in their everyday lives.Many large companies seek partners especially those who are smaller and nimble as long as the quality of the product is intact. Partnering with a large company has many benefits as we learned from Martin and James – it makes sense to keep your options open as you find ways to bring your product to the masses. For those with a techy “smart” home device, feel free to check out Xfinity Home’s partner program to see if there are any opportunities to collaborate with Comcast.This article was produced in partnership with Comcast. Is Voice Search the Next Big Travel Technology … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…center_img Related Posts Tags:#Comcast#Internet of Things#IoT#MWCA17#smart home#Smart homes#Xfinity#Zen Ecosystems#Zigbee 4 Big Reasons Retailers are Racing to Embrace IoTlast_img read more