Russian tennis participant Maria Sharapova introduced Wednesday her retirement as a professional tennis participant. At 32, Sharapova has confirmed this information in a letter revealed in Vainness Honest.The tennis participant begins the letter on this method. “How do you permit behind the one life you could have ever recognized? How do you get away from the tracks on which you could have educated since childhood, of the game you like, that introduced you tears and joys, by which you could have discovered a household and by which they’ve supported you followers for 28 years? I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis, I’m saying goodbye to you. “ Sharapova hangs the racket after being probably the most essential rackets of the WTA circuit within the final 20 years. In 2004 he stunned his personal and strangers along with his triumph in Wimbledon with solely 17 years. After reaching number one of the WTA rating in 2005, Sharapova would add one other massive one within the US Open 2006 and the 2008 Australian Open to shut the Grand Slam cycle at Roland Garros in 2012, repeating title on Parisian clay in 2014.Nonetheless, Sharapova’s profession was overshadowed in March 2016, when it turned recognized that he examined constructive for meldonium in the course of the Australian Open of that yr and needed to serve 15 months of sanction. Sharapova tried to return to his greatest degree however the accidents made a dent lately to trigger his withdrawal from the tracks.
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In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jeff Chan is one of the most prolific shooters in PBA history, but that won’t immediately turn him into a perfect system player just one day after getting traded from Phoenix to Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial The former Gilas sniper evidently had difficulties playing for coach Tim Cone in a team he’s been with for less than two days and struggled to find his rhythm in the Gin Kings’ 134-107 win over Columbian.READ: Ginebra gets Jeff Chan in time for playoff pushFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I still have to learn coach Tim’s system because, of course, I’ve only practiced with them for one day and I’m just trying to find my spots,” said Chan in Filipino.The two-time champion and one-time Finals MVP finished with four points, all on free throws, while missing all three of his shot attempts from the field. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina READ: Chan excited to learn from Cone, reunite with TenorioHis other contributions were three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.“I think I did okay in my first game although my teammates were shouting from the bench pointing to where I should be on the floor because, again, I still don’t have a mastery of the system,” said Chan.“Coach Tim was still forgiving because he knows this is my first game.”ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated View comments
Brazil head coach Tite, left, talks to his player Neymar during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)KAZAN, Russia — Brazil coach Tite isn’t a fan of penalty shootouts.He doesn’t have any better ideas, though.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Taking a penalty is something really hard. A football match should never end by taking penalties,” Tite said Thursday. “I don’t see that as a valid result. But I don’t know what to suggest instead.”The five-time champions have a 3-1 record in penalty shootouts at the World Cup. After losing the first one they played against France in 1986, the Selecao came out on top of the last three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Brazil won the 1994 World Cup final by defeating Italy in a shootout following a goalless draw, eliminated the Netherlands on penalties to make it to the 1998 final and advanced to the quarterfinals four years ago by ousting Chile the same way.Only Germany and Argentina, with four wins each, have won more World Cup shootouts than Brazil. LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Tite said his players have been practicing spot kicks ahead of their quarterfinal match against Belgium on Friday. Three of the eight knockout matches so far at this year’s World Cup were decided by a penalty shootout.“Taking penalties is a technique that is associated with emotional control,” Tite said. “We have been practicing penalties. It’s an incredible responsibility.”Before shootouts were introduced at the World Cup in 1978, matches that ended in a draw were replayed. The first shootout came at the 1982 tournament in Spain.Brazil and Belgium have met only once at the World Cup, back in 2002 when the South Americans won 2-0 in the last 16. But Belgium has arguably its best-ever team this year with strength in all positions.England’s Marcus Rashford scores from the penalty spot in a shootout at the end of the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Led by captain Eden Hazard, Belgium has played an enthralling brand of attacking soccer and is the highest scorer in the competition with 12 goals in four matches. Striker Romelu Lukaku has scored four of those and is second at the tournament behind England striker Harry Kane, who has six.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins POC concerned over Gilas’ Asian Games stint ahead of Fiba sanctions “Belgium is not just about Lukaku,” Brazil center back Miranda said. “It’s a very strong attacking team. They have several high qualities, very skillful, and can play a very vertical game. But our defense is going to be well prepared to neutralize all of their attacks.”Tite said Marcelo will return at left back against Belgium after he was sidelined with back problems during Brazil’s 2-0 win over Mexico in the previous round.“Filipe Luis played very well,” Tite said, “but Marcelo is coming back.”Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho will also likely be given a starting role as a replacement for Casemiro, who is suspended for the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
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– Advertisement – -Newly inducted President ColemanDr. Albert Byrleton Coleman, the newly inducted president of the United Methodist University (UMU), has promised to focus on programs that will impact national development — with initial plans that will ensure the educational facilities are conducive for learning.In February 2019, the Board of Directors appointed him as the fifth president of the UMU.Dr. Coleman made the statement on Thursday, April 25, 2019 during his induction ceremony as the fifth president of the university. He said that the overall goal of the country’s higher education system should be making Liberia great among comity of nations in academics.“We as a nation, institutions of higher education learning, should agree that our plans and programs should be geared toward developing men and women who are able to meet the manpower needs for national development. To this, we must commit to support education in all areas, while ensuring that institutions of higher learning are held accountable to produce the manpower needs for Liberia,” Dr. Coleman said.According to him, institutions of higher learning must be able to provide for the enhancement of Liberia’s intellect, and drive our national economic progress, adding, “their contributions to national development are particularly critical at this point, and time in our history.”Dr. Coleman spoke on the theme, “Can Higher Education Solve the Problems of Liberia — What does it contribute to Liberia’s future?”According to him, the qualifications of Liberian youth will determine the future course of the country, “because their qualifications will provide the basis for their leadership and accomplishments.”“We believe that higher education can, and will contribute considerably to the current national dialogues and has the ability to address our many problems. It will also give us the skills to reduce poverty and ensure endurance for national prosperity,” he said.Dr. Coleman said the importance of higher education in national development and prosperity has been and continues to be evident throughout history and still exists. “Liberia’s future depends upon a quality higher education system to produce leaders, who will move the country in progressive direction. Higher education can extend the possibilities of our society and guarantees the intellectual capital for development and sustained wealth reduce poverty,” he said.Dr. Coleman called on higher institutions to seize on the opportunity to improve teaching and research, and step away from scallops to global development, noting, “the purpose of education should be to produce the manpower, which will guide, shape and enrich Liberia’s national identity.”He said the higher education should create greater potential for development, and serve as a resource for continued human development and the eradication of poverty from the country.Coleman then challenged stakeholders of the country’s higher education in Liberia to be capable of creating healthy attitudes and behaviors for nationhood to ensure continual security, with mutual respect among the many diverse cultural and ethnic groups.This capacity, he said must be strongly linked with basic and secondary education through a rigorous and focused academic program that ensure a well-educated student.Dr. Coleman called on political leaders and business people to be committed to create a comprehensive and cohesive group of higher education institutions, which will focus on key sectors of development including agriculture, health, energy, management, transportation and forestry.“We must be willing to extend the possibilities for second chance opportunities to those who fall by the wayside but develop and encourage affiliated businesses to use the creative capacity of higher education community to generate income and economic potential for our country and enable them train and apply their potential toward national development and prosperity,” he suggested.Dr. Coleman said the UMU has begun the process of reorienting its curriculum with emphasis on research, but will be intensified. “It requires changing behaviors and attitudes of our administrators, instructors, students and staffs. These steps are intended to provide a direction, scope, recognizing our limitations and the needs that exist,” he said.To the administrative staff, he added, “We are on this team to change UMU, but we must do so more together; more often; intensely and pro-actively to further elevate the university to a place among the region’s premier private universities. Remember, our common approach should not be to benefit ourselves, but UMU, which will help national development and change Liberia…”About Dr. ColemanDr. Coleman received his early educational foundation from the Careysburg Public School, and graduated from the Lott Carey Mission High School in Brewerville, outside Monrovia. He later attended the Cuttington College, now Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Teacher Education.Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America, where he earned his Master’s in teacher Education, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Educational Administration, respectively.At the Southern Illinois University, Dr. Coleman served as a Teaching Assistant in the College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership as a doctoral student.In Liberia, he served as the director of Teacher Education, Director for Technical and Professional Education, Country Team Leader for “Improving the Efficiency of Educational System IEES), which was implemented by the Florida State University and Assistant Minister for Teacher Education at the Ministry of Education, prior to the country’s 14-long year civil war.The UMU’s HistoryThe UMU is privately-owned by the Liberia Annual Conference (LCA) of the United Methodist Church (UMC). It is a faith-based Christian co-educational institution of higher learning that was established in 1998, but officially began operations in January, 2000 during the Liberia civil war (1989-2003).Since the inception of the UMU, the Board of Trustees has made efforts to partner with the Africa University in Zimbabwe. It was agreed in principle, that the UMU could serve as the West Africa Satellite Campus of Africa University.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Scoring in order for the Huskies were Jordan Gies, Jordan Harder, Jordan Gies, Blair Karasiuk and Brighton Campbell. The assists went to Shane Rutherford, Blair Karasiuk, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Cayle Bell, and Jordan Harder.The Huskies don’t have much time to rest up as they will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at the North Peace Arena as they meet the Grande Prairie JDA Kings for the second time this season. The next broadcast on Moose FM is in two weeks as the Huskies will once again travel to Sexsmith to take on the Vipers. Assistant Coach Todd Alexander says the team did a great job clogging up the lanes in the neutral zone and the defensive end and really limited any attack Beaverlodge tried to generate.“I think the boys positionally played really well in our own end tonight. We didn’t give up many chances at all,” he says. “I think out of 14 shots, maybe three scoring opportunities for them realistically so all in all it was a very good effort defensively tonight.”Despite peppering Blades goalie Dylan Quinn with 26 shots after 40 minutes, the Huskies only had one goal to show for their efforts. Quinn stood on his head with a number of great saves which forced the Huskies to make adjustments entering the third period.- Advertisement -“Their goaltender played well tonight he needs credit for that. He made some pretty good saves on us early on with point blank chances,” Alexander explains. “But I think we started to drive the net a little bit more with some purpose and get into those hard areas. Once we chipped a couple of those off it kind of broke the game open a little bit for us.”It wasn’t an overly busy evening for goalie Daimon Derouin as he turned aside 14 shots. The effort however was good enough for his first shutout with the Huskies, and the young tender was quick to pass off the credit to the defence in front of him.“It was a good job by my defence. I didn’t have to do a whole lot. I made a couple saves when I had to but it was definitely a team shutout,” he states. “All the passing lanes were getting closed up really quick. They really didn’t take advantage of the smaller ice.”Advertisement
The City of Fort St. John has begun the final steps in the process to acquire the property surrounding the historic Fort Hotel.The previous owner had until just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to pay all back taxes owed to the City to have the property returned. However, the property realtor, Kevin Pearson, had commented on energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com that the owner had chosen to â€˜donateâ€™ the property to the City. Since the taxes owed were not paid, the City must now have all the required paperwork approved by the provincial land title office- a process that could take several weeks – to be able to officially take over the property.Once the transfer occurs, the City will begin the required cleanup of the area.One major problem with the propertyâ€™s cleanup is asbestos contamination. Asbestos was commonly used in building construction until the early 1980s. As a result, any company employed by the City to conduct the cleanup has to be able to deal with potentially hazardous materials.The City will put out a tender for the cleanup, however, in anticipation of taking over the property, it brought in a firm awhile ago to give an estimate on how much the remediation would cost. The City has now budgeted $250,000 towards the cleanup.Once the cleanup is finished, Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City will probably hold public meetings to decide what resident would like to see on the property. He says residents will finally see the culmination to what has been a long process. [asset|aid=3167|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=29494deed01f2027baf049232770273f-Lantz – Fort Hotel_1_Pub.mp3] Afterwards, Lantz says the City will put out a request to potential buyers for the land, with an understanding of what the public would like to see on the property.- Advertisement –
Vice-Principal of Duncan Cran Elementary School Christine Todd thought the gift of $1,900 and 30% off of books for her student’s library was enough of a gift on it’s own.But when it was announced that the school would receive an additional $5,000 on “Giving Tuesday,” she was overwhelmed with emotion.“Indigo was very generous,” Todd said. “I did not expect what happened yesterday to happen. That blew me out of the water.”- Advertisement -The Fort St. John Coles store invited Todd and other staff and students to come to the store for the big announcement; they also received 10 extra books, handpicked by staff.This opportunity, says Todd, is a great chance to teach students the importance of giving — especially during the holidays.Adopt A School is Indigo’s program that works to provide schools with more books by allowing stores to ‘adopt’ school.Advertisement Todd said Robert Ogilvie also received $2,000 worth of books through the program, as Adopt a School decided to donate books to other schools in the community and not just the one that was ‘adopted.’
“I just spoke to the TM (Team Manager) this morning and he told me the players have said they will not resume training until their salaries and bonuses are paid. Honestly, I don’t know which squad I will take to Thika,” head coach Dylan Kerr told Capital Sport.The players are said to be owed August salaries as well as match winning bonuses for eight games; two from the Confederations Cup and six from the KPL.Club chairman Ambrose Rachier is out of the country and according to a section of players who spoke to Capital FM, that is the source of all the problems.Vice Chairman John Pesa has admitted that indeed they owe the players arrears but notes that has been occasioned because of the delay in receiving funds from sponsors and the sale of left back Godfrey Walusimbi to South African giants Kaizer Chiefs.Gor Mahia players celebrate one of their four goals against Yanga during a CAF Confederation Cup game at Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“Yes, we owe the players, but it is because there is some money we have not received and we expect it by the end of the week. We will talk to the players and ask them to be patient as we get the cash. It is not a good situation but we shall resolve,” Pesa said.But, the players have said they are yet to hear from the officials concerning their grievances and have vowed not to return to training until their unpaid salary and bonuses hit their accounts.“We have not trained this week and I don’t think we will until we are paid. The worst thing is that no one is communicating to us. We have not been told anything so we are left to wonder. If we keep quiet, they will take advantage of us,” one of the players said.Another one added; “People are suffering in here. On the outside, people will look at us and all the success we have had and they will think we live the best lives ever. It’s not the case. We have worked hard as players to put the team high up there but most of the times we feel like our efforts are not being replicated.”“A team-mate just told me his house was almost being locked because he hasn’t paid rent and I had to dip into my savings and help him out. It is the case with many other players.”Kerr is disturbed with the ongoings at the club especially at a time when he wants to finish the season strongly aiming at maximum points in all the remaining games.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr waves on the touchline during the CAF Confederations Cup tie against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am devastated because of this. It is detrimental to everything we are trying to do as a club. I don’t want my players going on strike. It is not good for us, it is not good for them. But at the same time, the club has to take care of the players and their welfare. This should not be happening in modern football,” Kerr further opined.The players now say most of them are ready to leave if a good offer comes on the table, only for better terms.“I can’t blame Wazza (Walusimbi) and Meddie for leaving. I wouldn’t have blamed Kachi (Francis Kahata) if he left. When you are not treated like the big player you are and a good offer comes, what would prevent you from leaving,” another player posed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players on the pitch during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Finals defeat to Kariobangi Sharks. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 – Just less than three days before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Thika United, champions in elect Gor Mahia are staring at taking a half-fit squad for the clash with the players having boycotted training over unpaid salary and winning bonuses.As at Thursday morning, the players were yet to report to training, four days after their scheduled return from the international break.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSirius’ agreement with the record company, a unit of Britain’s EMI Group PLC, follows separate deals with Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment last month. Financial details of those agreements were also not disclosed. But a deal with at least two of those companies calls for Sirius to pay a fee for every S50 it sells, two record company executives have told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the confidentiality agreement. Sirius and rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. already pay a compulsory license fee to broadcast music to the satellite receivers of subscribers. The recording industry has argued the license doesn’t cover making a permanent digital copy. Shares of Sirius rose 12 cents, or 2.31 percent, to close at $5.32 Thursday on the Nasdaq. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. has reached a deal with EMI Music North America to settle a dispute over a portable music player sold by the broadcaster that enables users to store digital copies of music, the companies said Thursday. The agreement addresses EMI’s concerns over the Sirius S50 player, which can record up to 50 hours of music beamed by Sirius. Recording companies fear such digital radio devices could threaten online music sales because users get to keep CD-quality songs without paying. Details of the agreement were not made public, but Sirius and EMI stipulated that they are open to discussion over future products released by the broadcaster. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!