Blues guitarist/singer Gary Clark Jr. has released the second single set to appear on his forthcoming solo album, This Land. The new song is titled “I Walk Alone”, and follows the previously-shared “This Land” which arrived early last month to go with the album’s announcement. Clark had also debuted another new song titled, “Feed The Babies”, with help from Jon Batiase during his live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back on January 10th as well.“I Walk Alone” hears Clark returning to his bluesy-rock roots, as the song features an abundance of heavy distortion to go with a pulsating drum beat. The heavy, slightly darker instrumentation of the song is balanced by the glistening sounds of a keyboard, which ring out every so often to go with as Clark’s vocal performance. For someone who’s isn’t quite known for their vocal octave range, Clark really impresses in reaching a pretty high vocal register throughout the 3:45-minute recording. Speaking of the vocals, Clark doesn’t hide the fact that he’s really channeling his inner-darkness while belting out the lyrics, “I move in darkness ’cause the darkness always soothes me/It’s natural, but I don’t wanna be alone.”Fans can tune into the official audio in the video below to hear the new song in full.Gary Clark Jr. – “I Walk Alone”[Video: Gary Clark Jr.]Clark also took to his social media outlets on Thursday to share the announcement that he’ll be making his performance debut on Saturday Night Live later this month by appearing on the episode scheduled to air on February 16th. Coincidentally, the televised performance will take place the day following his 35th birthday on February 15th! Don’t look now, but 2019 is shaping up to be what should be a pretty solid year for the popular blues guitarist.This Land is scheduled for a March 1st release via Warner Bros. Records. Fans can click here to pre-order the album.
Harvard Extension School will host a general information session on June 15 from 5:00 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall and the Science Center. The session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the School and its offerings, which include professional degree programs and more than 600 courses in liberal arts. Registration is required.Attendees can enjoy refreshments from 5 to 6:15 p.m., while gathering information on degree programs, the School’s Alumni Association and Student Association, the Career and Academic Resource Center, and other areas. In addition, distance-learning staff members will demonstrate what it is like to take one of the School’s online courses. From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will hear a presentation that will review reasons students choose the School to continue their studies. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., in separate sessions, representatives from the School’s diverse degree programs will talk about their curricula, discuss admission requirements, and answer questions. An additional breakout session is designed for those who are interested in taking courses only.One attendee, selected at random, will receive one tuition-free, unlimited enrollment course, to be taken during the 2011-12 academic year. Current degree candidates are not eligible for this offer.Registration is required.
BOGOTÁ — The Colombian military must counter the symbols and rhetoric employed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, specialists in psychological warfare and local politics told a group of officers at a four-day seminar in Bogotá. Ronald P. Archer, special advisor to USSOCOM (Special Operations Command) said that the FARC — Colombia’s most violent terrorist group — still has “significant power despite being defeated militarily.” Speaking Oct. 2 at Bogotá’s Club Militar, he said the FARC now focuses its ideological activities on recruitment, indoctrinating combatants, directing propaganda at civilians in conflict zones and feeding lies to Colombians and people overseas. “The Armed Forces needs to take the initiative in improving civilian-military relations and this will in turn combat the FARC’s claims that the state has abandoned their territory.” Archer told his audience. “The FARC’s propaganda must be studied in its minutiae to improve our understanding of the insurgent’s narrative.” Consistent messages work best Archer said the Colombian military’s narrative must be consistent — and that it must focus on cultural, religious and civic values shared by most of Colombia’s 46 million inhabitants. He pointed out that even though the family is the moral compass that guides Colombian culture and offers security, “the FARC rejects the idea of a traditional family and replaces it with a revolutionary identity.” Archer said that the terrorist group’s romanticized, revolutionary propaganda reaches universities — which are ideal recruiting grounds for new FARC combatants — yet is outdated and far removed from the realities on the ground. “The FARC realized very quickly in the 1980s that they had to get their message out there and directed their efforts to an international audience,” said Henry Cancelado, a political scientist at Bogotá’s Universidad Nacional. “The FARC’s reliance on actual foot-soldier activity is minimal alongside their management of the media and their political marketing — for example, publishing videos on YouTube. They truly believe and know that the more public they make their cause, the better and the further their message will reach.” Using social media wisely These days, said Cancelado, Colombia’s Armed Forces are up to speed on Facebook and Twitter, and in creating a counter-narrative to FARC propaganda. “If the FARC lose the support of their followers and active members, it does not matter how much money or how many bullets they possess. They are going to lose.” Salúd Hernández, a correspondent for Colombia’s El Tiempo and Spain’s El Mundo newspapers, suggested that the practice of using radio stations to call upon guerrillas to demobilize and turn themselves in be ended. She said it was well-known that guerrillas do not listen to those particular radio stations, and that those who do are subsequently punished by their superiors. Added Cancelado: “We should be affecting and damaging their support networks and image overseas. The struggle must be won with social support and showing up their moral corruption.” Archer noted that the FARC’s key support “comes from the regions of Colombia that have been subjected to years of guerrilla indoctrination.” And while those ideologies “may be leading the guerrilla group down an antiquated path,” he said that populations living in those regions need to see real change and promises fulfilled in order for the government to win their hearts and minds. The struggle for political power in the brother People of Colombia, between the incumbent Governments and the FARC guerrilla movement must be staged at the peace table. And the dialogue of the two parties should be free of hatred, the feeling of pain which generate wars, and of the pain and ardor of revenge. Leaving these and others negatives elements behind can help them achieve a good dialogue and a happy outcome for the homeland of Colombia, and everything because of Colombians, from Colombians and for Colombians. From Puerto Rico, we wish the best to our brother country. What a poor memory Colombians have. The Farc initially was the armed arm of the extreme left. At present, its previous philosophy of struggle for social claims disappeared as the Soviet Union is gone and it was changed for a lucrative business of death, based on the drug trade, kidnappings, extortion, robberies, etc. To begin to negotiate with bandits is difficult, because their business is so lucrative that it is also supported by hidden forces, they will never deliver it. This is shown in the history. LetÂ´s continue struggling and praying to our HEAVENLY FATHER to change their hearts is our exit. The vast majority was shocked by the war of bullets and don’t see other wars, for example, the life blood that is lost in hospitals by State corruption, the malnutrition of millions of Colombians that is reflected in their ravenous faces, the indignity of extreme opulence of very few “Christians”, opposite masses in misery of cramped capitals. IsnÂ´t that a war, you myopic people. they think they are so special with their army, and they haven’t even been able to handle a little group of rebels freedom for all those who are kidnapped. Innocent people… It doesn’t do any good to keep up a fight that causes so much pain and property damage, and that is frowned upon by the world. It is much better to implement government agreements for employment with fair remuneration, education and health for all combatants. This will truly bring peace, progress and a bright future for this great Colombian country. Foreign investment, industry and tourism will grow exponentially; consequently, the average Colombian will raise his standard of living like he never dreamed before. There will be no need to go to other countries, since Colombia will have everything readily available. Greetings. Wars helped reduce population, which in my opinion is the cause for the misery in Colombia and in many parts of the world. Today you don’t see that, a lot of technology and complex weapons are being deployed and very little results (deaths). The world population has to be decreased because in a few years we won’t even have water for our grandchildren, and there will certainly be wars. It is urgent to find ways to achieve this reduction, it is urgent to intensify the war, that way it will be over soon. As long as there is corruption, injustice, impunity, inequality, privileges and lack of opportunities, it will be very difficult to achieve real and long-lasting peace. The description for guerrilla is different: the dictionary says: the person who kills, sets fire, steals, kidnaps, etc. is a bandit. From now on they will be called BANDITS. Furthermore, 80% of the 40 millions residents, every time they commit arbitrary acts, the bandits will be left without mothers. GENTLEMEN JOURNALISTS, LEADERS AND SERVERS OF THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT: COULD IT BE THAT THESE ARMED GROUPS, SUBVERSIVE, PARAMILITARY OR OF ANY OTHER COMBATIVE DENOMINATION AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT, ORIGINATE BECAUSE OF THE INJUSTICE COMMITTED AGAINST DEFENSELESS, SIMPLE CITIZENS, BECAUSE OF THE GREED TO OBTAIN WEALTH, NO MATTER HOW, AT THE EXPENSE OF THOSE COMPATRIOTS IN POSITION OF INFERIORITY OR VULNERABILITY? TO SHOW AN EXAMPLE OF THIS SOCIAL INEQUALITY, REFER TO THE NEWS AIRED BY NOTICIAS UNO ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 OF THIS YEAR, DURING ITS BROADCAST AT NINE O’CLOCK AT NIGHT, HEADLINING THE DISPUTE ON THE REPEATED FRAUD COMMITTED AGAINST THE COLOMBIAN SOCIAL SECURITY, BY THE OCCUPATIONAL RISKS INSURANCE COMPANY POSITIVA S. A. AND THE AUTHORITIES AREN’T TAKING ANY ACTION! IMMUNITY?… CARTE BLANCHE? (“Z”)… IMPUNITY?… WHAT SECRET INTERESTS, OBSCURE AGREEMENTS OR PERMANENT BENEFITS HOLDS THE POLITICAL CLASS IN ORDER TO BE PERMISSIVE WITH THESE CORRUPT BEHAVIORS THAT COMPROMISE THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE POWER, MINISTERS OF CORRESPONDING DEPARTMENTS WITH THEIR CONTROL AND MONITORING BODIES; OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE NATION, OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC; HOUSE AND SENATE AS LEGISLATIVE POWER WITH THEIR POLITICAL CONTROL AND THE OTHER POWER THAT SADLY HAS BECOME TRIVIAL, THE WAY [“IN”]JUSTICE HAS. COMMENT OF MARINO VEEDOR, FIGHTING FOR THE PEACE AND EQUALITY OF THE COLOMBIANS, VICTIMS OF THE TYRANNY OF THE DISASTROUS CORRUPTION THAT IS DESTROYING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY, WHERE WE CAN ASK OURSELVES, MALICIOUSLY, AND WHERE IS THE MANAGER WE CHOSE FOR THIS COMPANY? for many years the separation between the state established legitimately and the groups outside the law has increased, because of capitalist inequality of services, education, health, paved access ways so that the one who grows food has the ability to take his products to the city; on top of all this we have to create a system so that the farmer is not robbed by intermediates, a farmer comes with a bag of bananas and the inter pays for it as they wish, there is no one to put a price on those products, that’s why they stop growing legal crops and they start growing the illegal kind, because the illegal is bought in bulk and they don’t have to carry and beg in order to be able to sell what they have produced. The day the government protects its farmers, things will change. the struggle for political power between the governments in the sister-country Colombia is not doing any good. The dialogue between the two parties should be free of hatred, of the feeling of pain caused by wars, and of the pain and ardor of revenge. What is happening with the Colombian people and our governors, any illiterate person with delusions of dictatorship comes around and takes away from us half of the Caribbean Sea, and nevertheless we go on as if nothing happened, our indolence and that of our ruling class have caused that, for several decades, our neighbors have been trying to take advantage of our natural resources under the accommodating watch of our governments, who only think about profiting during their time at power for their own stingy interests. I think and respectfully suggest that our army and our police must initiate projects, provide education, attend issues on primary health in all those small towns where the State has not arrived yet, with all that it takes farmers to avoid being bought by the outlawed groups. The army and the police should have two groups in parallel, one to maintain military and police presence and another to provide State presence by offering services like the ones described above. This way we will be restoring the confidence that peasants of Colombia have lost. In a prestigious newspaper form Tolima, I read the statements of a great man who was an attorney of the nation, and who states the actual truth on how all the bad things are not just the FARC and he’s right. Everyone in the country blames them for everything because the state is behind them, but they neglect or go along with what’s most damaging for the country, and that’s the fucking administrative corruption where a company steals billions and if they get caught, these criminals who steal our taxes are treated delicately and with benevolence, and are locked up in cells where they have all their toys, and if they are retired, they continue to receive their juicy pensions. This has to change and surely Colombians will live better in the future. How can I believe this lady Salud Hernandez, correspondent of the newspaper El Tiempo. I think it’s disrespectful to write these publications, according to her the army radio stations don’t fulfill their purpose as subversive people do not listen to them, because according to this lady, the guerrilla men are punished for listening to these stations. But I suggest she do more research on this topic because this issue goes beyond listening or not to the army radio stations, because in the course of these months and years the demobilization of these illegal armed groups has increased due to direct and indirect matters regarding radio broadcasting of the messages; as the demobilized guerrilla men themselves say, they have been listening secretly to these stations, and messages are given through relatives of these subversive people, informing them on the plans and benefits provided by the government regarding the demobilization. With this I’d like to tell this lady that this is only one part of what is done with the radio broadcasting and that I think it’s strange that this educated and experienced lady doesn’t study the topics before writing or speaking. I KEEP THINKING THAT IF COLOMBIA SHARES THIS CAKE, WE WILL REACH PEACE MORE OR LESS, OTHERWISE WE WILL CONTINUE PROMOTING WAR. By Dialogo October 08, 2012
With the latest Q3 2019 call report data in, it looks like the median average size credit union in the U.S. now holds around $35 million in assets. It’s useful to put that in perspective. Fully half of the nation’s approximate 5,400 credit unions are at that asset size or smaller and they likely have fewer than 12 employees. So, for most credit unions, the idea of having a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is pretty unrealistic.In fact, most credit unions are challenged to have specialized C-suite executives in other important areas like technology, culture, member experience or business development. And yet, most any credit union leader would attest to the importance of training, leadership development and culture enhancements tied to a commitment to employee development.My guess is that even among larger credit unions, the idea of a dedicated Chief Learning Officer may be an expensive luxury where this function is instead blended with other human resources functions or shared with outside service providers who help with the training function. Certainly, state and national associations and CUSOs help meet many of these training needs very well.But technology can level the playing field in many areas for credit unions. Customizable learning management systems like CUSG’s TLC360 platform can allow credit unions and CUSOs to create their own digital university that blends soft skills training with core system and frontline skills and resources for leadership development. And shared learning universities can also be created.One CUSO that creates a collaborative and shared-cost platform for learning is Grand Rapids Michigan-based CU*Answers. With a 50-year anniversary milestone in 2020, CEO Randy Karnes and President/COO Geoff Johnson have built a true cooperative ecosystem at CU*Answers. Their CU*BASE core data processing software is used by 182 credit unions across a 22-state footprint. These credit unions range in size from 600, to over 100,000 members.But equally impressive is the CUSO’s commitment to helping these owner credit unions achieve their staff training needs. CU*Answers offers CU*Answers University with hundreds of online training courses, in-person training sessions, virtual training opportunities and a robust library of training videos. The course library and calendar include a heavy emphasis on the CUSO’s CU*BASE software but extends to soft skills training, member service basics and even leadership development and board training.So, beginning in 2020, how will your credit union address the important function of board and staff development that would typically be the role of a Chief Learning Officer?In the January-February edition of Harvard Business Review, the role of larger company Chief Learning Officers was explored. As I read this article, I considered its relevance to credit unions. Here are a few thoughts:First, credit unions should know that workplace learning has become a key lever for success in any successful company. The most progressive companies might call their CLOs “Transformer CLOs” because the new role includes the reshaping of culture to shift from the development of skills to the development of mindsets and capabilities to be more experiential and immediate.As an example of this, I recently attempted to deposit two checks in my checking account using my credit union’s remote deposit capture function, something I had used very often in the past. But in this case, after two attempts, the deposits were rejected and I failed to understand the auto-respond message explaining that my endorsement needed to include, “for mobile deposit only” on the endorsement line. And so, not wanting to deal with the call center, I visited a branch on my way to work where a teller explained the new credit union policy on remote endorsements.I wondered how many other members had been similarly confused and negatively impacted by this policy change? This would be a good example of experiential and immediate member-driven training that could be done to improve the member experience.So, while a strong learning management system like CUSG’s TLC360 might be a first step in this direction, credit unions should also gather staff to discuss member service feedback in a more immediate, weekly or monthly manner as opposed to just offering training courses. This is where an experiential real-time learning culture dovetails with the important priority of improving member experience.This coordination doesn’t have to be done by a dedicated Chief Learning Officer. More realistically, it would be assigned to a member of senior management, especially in smaller credit unions.Second, leadership development needs to cascade down from the top. Every CEO and every senior leader needs to commit to moving from skill development to changing mindsets and behaviors to better meet the credit union’s objectives. This can then cascade through the organization in monthly coaching meetings by asking simple questions like, “what do we need to be doing differently in our various service areas?”Third, realize that different methods of training apply to different audiences and skill development needs. For instance, purely digital formats like TLC360 and turnkey videos are best suited for hard skills, mandatory training and simple topics. But face-to-face or blended formats work better for soft skills, ad hoc training and more complex topics. Digital formats are better for larger groups and remote employees making TLC360 a valuable tool. And relying on resources from trade associations and CUSOs might apply better to the face-to-face formats.The bottom-line takeaway for credit unions is this: In a dynamic, digital and hyper-competitive world of talent acquisition and retention, credit unions of all sizes need a roadmap for an improved learning culture. Most can’t afford a dedicated Chief Learning Officer function, but the deliverables can be achieved with a team approach or by assigning this important function to another senior team member.As credit unions excel in this area, improved member experience and credit union growth will be facilitated. CUSG looks forward to offering performance management solutions that work together in areas of learning, performance and compensation management. The TLC360 product provides a great solution to help meet these needs. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dave Adams Dave Adams is President / Chief Executive Officer of CU Solutions Group. The CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.Mr. Adams joined the Michigan Credit Union League in August of … Web: www.CUSolutionsGroup.com Details
Where property prices have fallen the most in Queensland READ MORE Ms Veneman said anything built off the ground can be moved, however circumstances will vary depending on the size of the house as to wether it can be lifted as one load. “We can basically move anything that’s built off the ground because we have the machinery and technology.”“Typically we only move things within a 200km radius but we have moved it further but it just depends on the circumstance.” A house being Transported from 116 Tippet Street in Gulliver to 4 Latchford Street in Pimlico.THE idea of demolishing a family home can be hard to come to terms with, especially if there’s nothing wrong with it.When you want to build a new house without giving up the location, It can seem like there’s no other option. READ MORE Unique home with a cricket pitch in the front yard More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Inside the home which is now located at 4 Latchford St in Pimlico“We also clear the site for them for free.“It’s a solution to housing affordability, it’s not looked at enough as a solution for first homeowners and retirees.”Ms Veneman said she recently relocated a house from Gulliver to Pimlico, which was headed to landfill providing an affordable option for both the owner and new buyer. A house being Transported from 116 Tippet Street in Gulliver to 4 Latchford Street in Pimlico.But there is a solution that can save you thousands and in some cases make you a quick profit. Owner and director of Townsville’s Renewable Homes, Jo Veneman, said transporting a house is not an option most people think of first.“It costs the owners nothing, we basically offer them money for the house,” Ms Veneman said. “Gulliver is a boom suburb, there’s a lot of people who are renovating or building new homes there,” Ms Veneman said.“The owners offered us the house for free because they wanted to build a new one.“We relocated the home for $43,000 in total for the buyer and they didn’t have to pay anything more for the house.”The house which was located at 116 Tippet St in Gulliver, now sits at 4 Latchford St in Pimlico.
It is sure to be a strange evening for the Scot, not least because his old club look to end a 21-year wait for an away win at United having been guided into a higher league position than their North West rivals by Moyes’ successor Roberto Martinez. However, he would not have it any other way. “Once I got the United job I discussed it with Bill near enough immediately,” Moyes said. “I said that there would be some players I would be interested in. “Bill was well aware of it but obviously it was always going to be a difficult thing when it actually came to it.” In hindsight, Moyes recognises the situation might have been handled differently by all parties, which is just as well given it appears his interest in Baines remains. “There were bits of it I would have liked to have done better but there were also bits of it as a whole I think could have been done better,” he said. “That is football. I speak with Bill Kenwright regularly. We both knew that this would happen but it is never that easy. “But time moves on as well. “Life is too short to hold any grudges. “I had a great working relationship with Bill and the board of directors there, and that is the way it remains.” Press Association “I don’t think anyone would have turned it down. The opportunity was too big. “Obviously I have fond memories. You don’t just throw 11 years away. “But I have had to divorce myself from it. United is my team now and all my concentration has been on them.” Moyes’ status on Merseyside should have been secure. Some have turned against him, though, discounting the giant strides made over an 11-year period on the basis of an ‘insulting’ £28million joint bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini. Though Fellaini eventually made the move on deadline day for £27.5million, Baines remained, with Everton rejecting Moyes’ final advances in the hours before the transfer window shut. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright was unhappy at United’s conduct and many Everton fans voiced their opposition to Moyes. But the Red Devils chief insisted Kenwright should have known what was coming – because he told him. David Moyes has reiterated he could not have turned down Manchester United as he prepares to face Everton for the first time since making the move from Goodison Park to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
The Latest: Daniil Medvedev wins 1st-round match at US Open ___3 p.m.Sumit Nagal became the first Indian man to win a match at the U.S. Open in seven years.The 23-year-old resident of New Delhi beat Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Nagal came in ranked No. 124 in the world.___ 1 p.m.Californian Ernesto Escobedo has moved into the men’s singles bracket at the U.S. Open, filling the spot that opened when Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus shortly before the start of the tournament.Spain’s Marcel Granollers was first in line to fill Paire’s spot, but he declined in order to focus on doubles. Escobedo then moved in and will face Kamil Majchrzak on Tuesday.___11 a.m. Associated Press Daniil Medvedev, who reached his first Grand Slam final at last year’s U.S. Open, has won his first-round match at the tournament, beating Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.Medvedev went from villain to hero during last year’s tournament. He was fined four times and booed by fans, but won their support in the five-set final with comeback that fell short against Rafael Nadal.He took the court Tuesday night to neither cheers nor jeers because fans aren’t allowed at this year’s Open.“Same stadium, a little bit less people,” Medvedev said.___ Williams’ sister, Serena, was among the few spectators for the match. Serena won her opening match earlier in the day.The 40-year-old Venus was the oldest player in the draw. She fell to 1-7 this year.___7:10 p.m.Serena Williams began her latest attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating Kristie Ahn in the first round at the U.S. Open. 2:10 p.m.Sam Querrey was knocked out of the first round of the U.S. Open by a player who missed more than two years because of a hip injury.Andrey Kuznetsov beat Querrey 6-4, 7-5 (6), 6-2 to complete the long comeback, getting his first tour-level win since 2017. The Russian returned to play last month at a Prague Challenger event and lost his only match after a two-year, seven-month layoff because of the hip. Kuznetsov was ranked No. 39 in 2016 before the hip problems sidetracked his career. He’s the first unranked player to win a Grand Slam match since Nicolas Kiefer at Wimbledon in 2007.___ The weather is favorable, with a forecast of partly cloudy skies and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius).___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___3:45 p.m.Two seeded men at the U.S. Open — No. 2 Dominic Thiem and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino — have been fined because someone in their entourage violated the tournament’s COVID-19 protocols.Mannarino was docked $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Thiem was fined $1,500.Mannarino has acknowledged he is part of a group of players who were in contact with Benoit Paire, the only U.S. Open entrant to test positive for the coronavirus so far. That group was placed under additional restrictions in case they might have been exposed to the virus by Paire. The 2012 U.S. Open champion, still working his way back from a pair of operations on his right hip, overcame 13 double-faults and a big deficit to beat Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in 4 hours, 39 minutes.Murray is a former No. 1-ranked player whose resume also includes two Wimbledon championships and two Olympic singles gold medals. The 33-year-old had hip surgery in January 2018, then again in January 2019, shortly after a first-round loss at the Australian Open. He figured he would need to retire from tennis.But Murray eventually returned to the tour last season. A pelvic problem — combined with the sport’s coronavirus-caused hiatus — kept him off the tour from last November until August.Murray faced a match point Tuesday while down 6-5 in the fourth set, but he saved it with a 127 mph service winner. Wild card J.J. Wolf pulled off an upset at the U.S. Open, beating 29th-seeded Guido Pella 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.The 21-year-old Wolf is in the main draw for the first time. Pella reached the third round of the U.S. Open in 2018 and the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year.___5 p.m.Andy Murray saved a match point and put together his 10th career comeback from two sets down to win his first Grand Slam contest in nearly 20 months. The two Americans split the first 10 games before Williams pulled away to win 7-5, 6-3. The victory was her 102nd at the tournament, breaking the tie she held with Chris Evert for the most by a woman in the Open era.Williams hit 13 aces and lost only six points on her first serve. Williams, who turns 39 this month, has won the tournament six times and has been runner-up each of the past two years. She’s seeded No. 3 and hoping to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.___6:40 p.m. The second day of the U.S. Open is underway at Flushing Meadows with the Williams sisters ready to play and Andy Murray taking a big step in his comeback from hip surgery.Serena Williams is scheduled to play during the day and Venus at night, looking to add to their combined eight titles at the U.S. Open. Serena has won the championship six times but has been runner-up each of the last two years in New York.Murray is playing his first Grand Slam event since the 2019 Australian Open, before hip problems forced him to have surgery and start a long comeback.Murray faces Yoshihito Nishioka in Arthur Ashe Stadium, followed by Serena Williams against Kristie Ahn.The first day of the tournament didn’t have any notable upsets. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka both advanced in night matches. The U.S. Tennis Association specified that Thiem’s entourage violated the rule requiring universal masking. There was no explanation of what exactly Mannarino’s entourage did wrong.The only two fines for female players announced so far were $3,000 each for Paula Badosa and Arantxa Rus for getting coaching help, which is not allowed at Grand Slam tournaments.___3:20 p.m.Former top-10 player Carla Suarez Navarro has announced that she will need six months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma. ___9:15 p.m.Venus Williams has lost in the opening round at the U.S. Open for the first time in her long career.Williams had been 21-0 previously, but she was beaten by No. 20-seeded Karolina Muchova 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday night.It was small consolation to Williams that by appearing in the tournament for the 22nd time, she broke the women’s record in the Open era. She had been tied with Martina Navratilova. September 1, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___11:25 p.m. Suarez Navarro pulled out of the U.S. Open last month.In a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the Spaniard she was diagnosed recently.“I’m fine and calm at the moment and willing to face whatever comes,” Suarez Navarro said.She turns 32 on Thursday.Suarez Navarro has been ranked as high as N. 6 and is currently No. 71. She is a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, including at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2018. 10:15 p.m.Former champion Sloane Stephens has won her opening match at the U.S. Open, beating Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 6-3, 6-3.Stephens won the title in 2017 when she was ranked No. 83. She’s seeded 26th.Stephens played on Court 17, and said a match with few spectators required an adjustment.“It’s back to girls’ 12, where it’s you and your parents, and the girl you’re playing and their parents,” she said.
Australian tennis sisters Arina and Anastasia Rodionova were handed a late Olympic call-up for the women’s doubles monday.“Today we were notified that there was a withdrawal from the women’s doubles and as first reserves Anastasia and Arina Rodionova have now received a place,” said Australian team chief Kitty Chiller at the Rio Games. “The girls will be our ninth set of siblings in the Australian Olympic team.”Anastasia, 34, will be competing at her second Games while Arina, 26, will be making her Olympic debut. Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will also be representing Australia in the doubles.The Rodionova sisters last played together at the French Open in May.It was not immediately confirmed who had pulled out of the doubles draw.However, the Slovak tennis federation said earlier that Dominika Cibulkova, ranked 11th in the world in singles, had withdrawn from the Games due to a leg injury.She had also been due to compete in doubles with Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from the senior national team after after 13 years of service.The 32-year old midfielder who was part of Gernot Rohr’s squad that won the bronze medals of the AFCON 2019 in Egypt for a record eight time announced on Instagram that he was glad ending his career in Egypt where it all began with the senior national team in 2006.“Egypt is a country where I have started and have finished my national career. In 2006, i played my first official Championship for my country. 2019 Africa Cup of Nations marks my last Championship for National Team with Super Eagles, Mikel posted on Instagram Thursday afternoon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The City of Sunrise will host its tenth annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326). Admission is FREE, and the first 1,500 attendees will receive a reusable shopping tote and a BPA-free water bottle. The bottles can be refilled throughout the day at the City’s complimentary water station.The event will feature a Kids’ Korner with children’s activities, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts and more; handcrafted goods; a variety of food and beverage vendors; and non-profit exhibitors and educational displays.The Festival kicks off with an 11:15 a.m. Tree Planting Ceremony in observance of Arbor Day, followed by plenty of live music: 11:30 a.m. – The Crossthread Band – Rock, country, funk, and rhythm and blues. 1:30 p.m. – KooKooz – Rock from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90sThe Earth Day Festival is sponsored by the City of Sunrise Utilities Department, Republic Services, and Baptist Health Urgent Care-Sawgrass. No coolers, glass bottles, pets or bicycles will be allowed in the park during the Festival. (A bicycle parking area will be available.) \For more information, please call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.