The heat (43º) causes Muguruza to train under cover

first_imgOn the closed courts of the Nationwide Tennis Heart, Garbiñe ready the ultimate on Saturday (09:30, Eurosport / DAZN) in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin, under the course of her coach, Conchita Martínez, and the corporate and a focus of her physio, the German Cathrin Junker, and her bodily coach, the Argentine Santiago de Martino. · “We now have taken it simple. Tomorrow we play late, so we now have come late to train, however one thing gentle to transfer the physique and be in the very best situations,” Martinez instructed Spanish media.It was not an auspicious day right this moment to take a stroll by way of the streets of Melbourne or make vacationer visits due to the robust heat and humidity (it rained for a couple of minutes at 3:30 p.m. native time). So Muguruza will attempt to distract himself within the lodge “watching a film or a sequence,” as Conchita stated in his press convention after coaching. The Australian Open launched its excessive heat coverage this Friday when the thermometers reached a most of 43 levels and the heat stress scale (calculated with temperature, photo voltaic radiation and wind amongst different indices) exceeded 5 factors. Subsequently, the matches scheduled for the central courtroom, the Rod Laver Area, had been performed indoors and the trainings of the gamers which can be nonetheless in competitors had been held under cover. It was the case of Garbiñe Muguruza, which was exercised for an hour.last_img read more

‘Liberia Won’t Be Used for Illegal Trafficking of Small Arms’

first_imgLINCSA chairman, Marvin Momboe Sarkor-Says National Commission on Small Arms ChairmanBy Charlotte Kruah, Student, UL Mass Communication Department The chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), Marvin Momboe Sarkor, has assured Liberians that the country’s borders will not be used for illegal trafficking of illicit arms and light weapons.According to him, Liberians have no reason to fear as the Commission is working with international partners, including Great Britain, USA, ECOWAS and many others to ensure that they help formulate policies and appropriate programs aimed at combating the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country.Chairman Sarkor explained that the Commission has set up a national control system which is intended to ensure that weapons brought in Liberia are not diverted to other countries for the use of arms conflict.He said LiNCSA and partners are working to help make their respective countries and people live peacefully, void of armed conflict.Sarkor said small arms and light weapons have a negative impact on society, especially reflecting on Liberia’s dark past and, as such, he called on civilians who are in possession of illegal weapons to peacefully turn it over to the Liberia National Police.He said the constant wave of illegal small arms by unauthorized persons is embarrassing for the security of the state because they are putting in place practical measures to help combat the flow of illicit small arms and light weapons in Liberia.Under the laws of Liberia only security institutions and personnel to include the Liberia National Police (LNP) the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), the Executive Protective Service (EPS) and other personnel assigned with the President of Liberia, among others, are allowed to carry arms.However, civilians are to use single barrel guns and for exclusively hunting purposes, he indicated.Sarkor said Liberia is a signatory to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international governing body charged with the responsibility of controlling arms, especially conventional arms.Sarkor represented Liberia a week ago in Equatorial Guinea on the ban of fossil materials to produce nuclear weapons and explosives, though Liberia does not have uranium.This article is published as an assignment from the UL Mass Communication Department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Van Dijk is man of the moment as Liverpool eye home straight

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) and defender Virgil van Dijk (right) are embracing the pressure of a title race with Manchester CityLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 4 – Virgil van Dijk returns to his former club Southampton on Friday with a growing reputation as one of the most influential figures in the Premier League title race between his Liverpool side and Manchester City.For all their attacking threat, Jurgen Klopp’s men owe a huge debt to their Dutch defender, signed from Southampton 15 months ago for an eye-watering £75 million ($99 million) fee, the size of which raised eyebrows. But now the investment looks one of the wisest in recent Premier League history, with one Van Dijk moment in particular, during the weekend win over Tottenham, being held up as an example of his peerless form.With the game finely poised at 1-1 at Anfield on Sunday, Tottenham had a two-on-one break, featuring Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min against the Liverpool centre-half.Van Dijk took the decision to leave Sissoko with the ball, forcing him into a shot that the nervous Tottenham man missed hopelessly, paving the way for Liverpool to snatch a dramatic last-gasp winner.“Of course,” said teammate Andy Robertson when asked if that one moment showcased Van Dijk’s skills to their utmost.“He made the right decision there. Look, it’s getting to the point of the season where both teams wanted to win it. If it’s maybe in the first month of the season, it probably sees out as a 1-1 draw.“But they’re fighting for Champions League spots and they needed three points and we needed three points. That’s why we brought on extra attackers and we went for it and tried to get the three points and luckily we did.“But these situations are going to happen. We’re maybe going to get a wee bit exposed at the back but there’s nobody better to deal with it. Luckily we got away with one there and they’ve not got away with it.”Robertson was not the only admirer following the Dutchman’s role in that victory and, with every passing week, the case for Van Dijk to be named as the Premier League’s player of the year is gaining momentum.– Record-breaker –Liverpool’s protracted bid to sign the defender from Southampton, which had been thwarted the previous summer, was met with disbelief by many as he became the most expensive defender in the history of the game.But his displays last season, in helping Liverpool reach the Champions League final, answered many of the doubters and Van Dijk’s form has, if anything, been even more impressive this season.Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is another strong candidate for the end-of-season individual awards but Van Dijk has made a strong case and the only slight concern for Klopp after the Tottenham victory was the sight of his key defender using an ice pack on a muscle injury after the game.However, concerns he could be a fitness doubt for the return to his old club were quickly dispelled when Liverpool showed footage of the 27-year-old taking part in a full training session on Wednesday.“He’s so important to us not only as a player but as a person. I couldn’t say a bad word about him even if I wanted,” said Klopp.“Yes he has improved us and he has improved since he came here as well. He is a different player to when he was at Southampton. Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final help you as a player.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA FIVE-year-old Co Donegal boy can’t start school – because of Government cutbacks.Tristan Dowd remains at home in Killybegs in what his mum Patricia says is a direct consequence of cuts in special needs assistants.You can read her story in today’s Irish Times here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1128/1224308220171.htmlHOW DONEGAL BOY CAN’T START SCHOOL BECAUSE OF CUTBACKS was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Killybegslast_img read more


first_imgStation House Dental Surgery are seeking to recruit a full-time permanent Dental Nurse/Receptionist to become part of their dynamic and innovative team. The chosen candidate has to be in a position in which they can start their new position immediately.Experience is not necessary, as full training will be provided leading to recognised professional qualifications. Please reply with CV and details of two referees by email to mail@stationhousedental.com by Friday 12th of September at 1pm.JOB VACANCY: STATION HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY SEEKING FULL TIME DENTAL NURSE/RECEPTIONIST was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dental nurseDental SurgeryjobsletterkennynewsReceptionistVacancylast_img read more


first_imgThe news broke on Donegal Daily late on Friday night that Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has stepped down from the position.Social media went into overdrive, with the story going viral in a matter of minutes.There can be no doubt of the influence that Jim has had on Donegal football. He has taken the role of the manager in GAA to a new level.His tactics have been broken down and analysed and many have tried to imitate his ‘system’ ever since they brought Donegal to the All-Ireland Final in 2012.Jim Mc Guinness has nothing to prove.He set out a 4 year plan when he took over the managerial position in 2010 and he had achieved his objectives within 2 years. In his 4 years as manager of Donegal, he has taken the team to:
1 x national league title in 2013, 
3 x Ulster Football championship titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and 
1 x All Ireland Senior Football Championship title in 2012…Not bad for a man the Donegal County Board turned down for the job on numerous occasions.On one of these occasions, he intended to deliver a PowerPoint presentation during his interview. No one anticipated that a plug socket might have been needed during the interview process. The County Board quite literally weren’t ready for Mc Guinness’s level of professionalism.During this time Jim was approached by other counties offering him managerial positions, but he held firm and was determined to get the Donegal managerial role.Jim himself said in an interview the week before they won the 2012 All Ireland Final that when he applied for the job in 2010;
“I was the only candidate and I struggled to get it”. Fortunately someone finally saw sense and Jim was appointed to the role.When you look back at the Donegal team that Jim inherited when he took over the role you can start to see the volume of work that he achieved over the last 4 years.
Donegal hadn’t won anything in the championship in 19 years and his more experienced players hadn’t won so much as a match in the Ulster championship in four years.Donegal, in the four years since Jim’s appointment, have won 20 of their 24 championship matches. Jim has overseen victories over some of our toughest opponents – Dublin, Kerry, Mayo, Cork, Armagh, Tyrone, Monaghan, Derry and Down.He never missed key training sessions, despite also holding down a full time position with Glasgow Celtic FC. Jim’s commitment, drive and focus to the role was on a level that has never been seen before in Donegal GAA.He is leaving behind a legacy that will be extremely tough to follow for whoever decides to apply for the managerial position.It is not just his victories that they will have to emulate.Jim has captured the hearts of the people of Donegal; posters were painted, songs were written and statues were erected.He has become an icon not only in the GAA circles, but in every household around the county and over the country.An evaluation of Jim’s career as manager of Donegal GAA is simple.Has he been successful in his role during his tenure?Yes.Has he left the team and football in Donegal in a better state than when he took over in 2010?Yes.Jim has seen football restored in Donegal and has left plenty of smiles in his wake.But, as he said himself that was what it was always about for him.“I’m very aware and have always been very aware of what football means to the people of Donegal, I’ve said it all along, seeing smiles on people’s faces makes everything worthwhile.”And smile we did.#TrainSmart
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Mars will be a near thing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week On Saturday, Mars’ orbit will bring it 43.1 million miles away from Earth, with its closest pass scheduled for 8:25 p.m. PDT. The two planets – normally separated by about 140 million miles – will not be this close again until 2018. Mars will still seem small to the naked eye, appearing about the size of a penny seen from 620 feet away. The rust-colored planet will be at its brightest this weekend, and no celestial body in that part of the sky will be as luminous, Beatty said. Most backyard telescopes will see Mars as a small, brilliant ball. Observers with more powerful instruments might be able to discern details on the planet’s surface, including its southern ice cap and white clouds. The orbiting Hubble Space Telescope will train its eyes on Mars during the passing, snapping close-ups as it did in 2003. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mars is ready for another close-up. For the second time in nearly 60,000 years, the Red Planet will swing unusually close to Earth this weekend, appearing as a yellow twinkle in the night sky. Mars’ latest rendezvous will not match its record-breaking approach to Earth in 2003, when it hovered from 35 million miles away. But more skygazers this time around can glimpse the fourth rock from the sun because it will glow above the horizon. “This is the best we’re going to see Mars, so we should strike the iron while it is hot,” said Kelly Beatty, executive editor of Sky & Telescope magazine. last_img read more

Brexit conference with Bertie Ahern aims to provoke debate

first_imgFormer Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will visit Donegal next week for a conference on the impact of Brexit in Donegal and Ireland. The public meeting will delve into the consequences of Brexit and the hard border for all industries and sectors in Donegal, including Farming, Fishing, Cross-Border Trade and Tourism.The conference is being organised by Niall Blaney former Fianna Fail Deputy for Donegal North East, who said that not enough debate is happening on Brexit in Donegal. He has invited Bertie Ahern and current Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Darragh O’Brien TD as guest speakers. Blaney said: “Since Michel Barnier and Phil Hogan raised the issue of the hard border there hasn’t been enough discussion on it. A hard border would knock Donegal back decades and have awful consequences for many sectors.“This is a public meeting inviting people from all sectors to come and provoke debate.“I’ve chosen to invite Bertie Ahern because he is someone who has had enormous negotiation skills in the past. This is a chance for the people of Donegal to get a chance to question someone of that calibre.“The hard border is something of concern, there is a whole load of questions that haven’t been answered. The situation is too dicey to be sitting about and waiting,” he said. The conference takes place on Friday, 23rd February at 7pm in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny. All welcome.Brexit conference with Bertie Ahern aims to provoke debate was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bertie AhernBrexitconferenceDarragh O’BrienNiall Blaneylast_img read more

LinkedIn Reveals New Look, Better Navigation

first_imgsarah perez Some LinkedIn users will have noticed a change to the navigation and user interface of the LinkedIn.com website, announces a company blog post. The business-focused social network is in the process of rolling out an updated design that aims to improve and simplify site navigation while also offering a cleaner, less-cluttered look. Does the fresh coat of paint hit the mark? What’s New: Navigation Improvements, Lots of WhitespaceOne of the main new features of the revamped LinkedIn is the global navigation bar at the top of the page which links to all the site’s features including profile, contacts, groups, jobs, your inbox, and more. Click on any of these items and a drop-down menu will appear providing you with further options. This gives the most important navigational aspect to the site a more modern look than it had before when each section was displayed in clickable tabs of different shades of blue. LinkedIn says the updated design was based on years of data from usability research but what you’re seeing now isn’t necessarily the final product. They’re still iterating and, based on user feedback about the new look, they may make some additional changes in this and other areas. Still Needs Improvement: the LinkedIn InboxOne thing that still hasn’t improved, sadly, is the LinkedIn inbox. Although the homepage view of the inbox provides a handy “take action” button which lets you quickly accept, reject, or archive requests, the full inbox view still forces you to click each message to accept or reject requests – there are no bulk actions you can take from the inbox screen besides archiving or marking messages as read or unread. Even worse, after accepting or rejecting a request, the message remains in your inbox until you manually archive it, necessitating quite a bit of additional work if you’ve let those invites pile up. What Do You Think?Are you impressed with the new look for LinkedIn? Or did you prefer the old tabbed interface better? LinkedIn obviously hopes that by simplifying the navigation and site elements which help to better engage users that they will spend more time exploring and interacting with the various site elements. Do you think that will be the case? Or do the underlying features of LinkedIn need improvement as well? The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Tags:#Product Reviews#social networks#web The company also touts how the new look and feel also makes room for more page content with less scrolling needed in order to see everything on the page. This is also true to some extent. However, on your homepage where network updates and group updates are featured, the amount of scrolling depends on the size of your network and how active the network members are. For example, under the “group updates” section, updates for the past seven days were posted followed by a section that included updates from the prior week. That actually led to quite a bit of scrolling to see them all. It’s not necessarily a bad feature, though. After all, LinkedIn isn’t the sort of site we’re logging into on a daily basis so it’s nice to be able to catch up when we’re there… even if that means the homepage screen extends downward forever.Also new on the homepage are moveable, collapsible sidebar modules which can display things like who’s been viewing your profile, events, job listings, applications you’ve added, and more. Cleaner Look Highlights AdsOne downside of the site’s “cleaner” look is how much more noticeable the ads are now. Of course, to LinkedIn this may be an upside. Although the ad placements are no different than before, the new look makes them really stand out. Since everything is now black or blue text on a white background, the full-colored ad at the top of the screen is the first thing to draw your eye upon login. There’s also a text link ad directly below the global navigation that demands your attention. It’s in the exact place where a company message would normally appear and the font used is a darker, bolder blue than anything else on the site. Both of these elements are somewhat distracting, but we suppose there’s nothing that you can really do about ads. Still, we wish that the network had taken a page from Facebook’s book when it came to ad placement – when you log into Facebook, the first thing you notice is the content and the updates, not the ads. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

In Bengal, a village and its nuclear power plans

first_imgBefore 2006, Haripur, located between Junput and Soula, was like any fishing village along the West Bengal coast. Within months of the Left Front returning to power for the seventh consecutive time in 2006, it shot into the limelight with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) proposing a nuclear power plant there. The Trinamool Congress, then in the Opposition, fought against the project.When the Trinamool Congress came to power for the first time in 2011, it ruled out the possibility of the project ever taking off. The then Power Minister Manish Gupta said in the Assembly that the nuclear power project would not come up at Haripur or anywhere in the State for that matter. Why now?This Monday, however, the NPCIL appeared to have revived the plan, as it released a pre-project aerial survey of the coastline. While releasing the survey, NPCIL officials underscored the necessity of a nuclear power plant in the State. Anutosh Chakraborty, NPCIL official and additional chief engineer of the Haripur Nuclear Park, said the project was never abandoned and remained in a “proposed state.” NPCIL officials said they were hoping for a “positive” discussion with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and had sought an appointment with her.How will it help?NPCIL officials are now emphasising that the project will revive the economy of the investment-starved West Bengal. Over the past few days, scientists like the Director of Variable Electron and Cyclotron Centre Amitava Roy, have also backed the ₹1-lakh crore project, arguing that it will have a huge impact on the State’s economy. Haripur is located in the Contai (Kanthi) subdivision of Purba Medinipur district, where the byelection for the Contai (Kanthi) South Assembly segment is being held on Sunday. The nuclear plant dominated the campaign in the primarily rural constituency. While the Trinamool Congress assured voters that it was still opposed to the plant, BJP leaders insisted that the project was not going to be imposed on the people. “The plant will be a possibility only if the State agrees to provide land,” senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha said.What’s the problem?The proposed plant will have a VVER-1000 reactor and generate 6 X 1000 MW. It is being planned with Russian collaboration. It will require 1,300 acres. NPCIL officials said around 1,000 acres would be used for setting up the plant and the rest for creating infrastructure. Even a decade after the plan was put on the back burner, the attitude of the locals remains unchanged. They staunchly oppose the idea of a nuclear power plant being set up in or around their village. Under the banner of Haripur Parimanu Prakalpa Pratirodh Andolan Committee (Haripur Nuclear Power Project Resistance Movement Committee), residents of the area have given a call for a rally against the plant later this month.The villagers fear that not only Haripur but also a number of villages in the 10-square km radius of the plant will be exposed to radiation. They are also concerned about the loss of livelihood. In November 2016, representatives of the committee held a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of their movement. On November 17 and 18, 2006, thousands of locals did not allow the then NPCIL Chairperson, S.K. Jain, to visit the site. The protest turned out to be a major setback for the plant and the Left Front government. “Just as in 2006, this time too we will resist any attempt by the NPCIL to set up its plant. We cannot endanger the health of our children and lose our livelihood in the name of so-called development,” said Debasis Shyamal, convener of the committee.last_img read more