Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss

first_imgIt was Federer’s first loss against a player outside the top 50 in 41 meetings at the US Open.He finished with 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults but had a host of chances to take wrap up matters in straight sets, squandering set points in the second and third sets.He had also been a break to the good at 4-2 in the fourth but the errors just kept piling up.Monday’s result meant there would be no quarterfinal showdown with old rival Novak Djokovic who will now face Millman instead on Wednesday.“I knew I was in for a tough one. Maybe when you feel like that, as well, you start missing chances, and I had those,” said the Swiss.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Real Madrid in draw for 7-team Club World Cup “I just thought it was very hot tonight. Was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn’t get air. There was no circulation at all,” said 20-time major winner Federer who was bidding to clinch the US Open for the first time in a decade.“I just struggled in the conditions. It’s one of the first times it’s happened to me.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s uncomfortable. Clearly just kept on sweating more and more and more and more as the match goes on. You lose energy as it goes by.“But John was able to deal with it better. He maybe comes from one of the most humid places on earth, Brisbane!” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Switzerland’s Roger Federer reaches for a towel after losing a point to Australia’s John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men’s Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZRoger Federer revealed he struggled to breathe during his shock 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 John Millman at the U.S. Open on Monday.The 37-year-old five-time champion labored to his earliest loss at the tournament in five years with his challenge sinking in the crushing humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “That was disappointing. I was just happy that the match was over.”Federer believes the decision to build a roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium contributed to his problems.The roof was open Monday, but the space above the cavernous arena has been reduced by the wings which help support the structure.“I do believe since the roof is on that there is no air circulation in the stadium. I think just that makes it a totally different US Open,” said the world number two.“Plus conditions maybe were playing slower this year on top of it. You have soaking wet pants, soaking wet everything.“It was just tough. I thought John played a great match in difficult conditions.”Federer said he did not regret his decision to invite Millman to come and train with him after the Australian had suffered a first round loss at Roland Garros.The pair spent a few days on court before the Wimbledon warm-up event at Stuttgart.“I didn’t know he had a girlfriend in Stuttgart. Just Severin (Luthi — his coach) asked him. He was like, Yeah, absolutely, I’m ready to come. We had a great few days, a good time together.”Federer said he admired Millman’s fighting spirit, forged from suffering a series of injuries in his career. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES He has undergone two surgeries on his shoulder and one on his groin.As a result of his injury toils, his ranking slumped to 1,101 in August 2014 but recovered to 71 just 12 months later.After a groin operation, Millman was slipping again with his ranking at 235 in August last year.“I love his intensity,” said Federer.“He reminds me of David Ferrer and those other guys that I admire a lot when I see them, when I see how they train, the passion they have for the game.“He’s got a positive demeanor about himself on and off the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

Christmas tree pickup information

first_imgThe Christmas tree pickup program is set to commence Jan.8, 2011.Next Saturday, between 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visions of Change and the Girl Guides will be in charge of collecting used Christmas trees in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Residents looking to dispose of their tree are asked to leave it on their curb before 9 a.m. and to strip the tree of all decorations.People can also drop off their trees at the City Snow Removal Dump Site which is located at 79 Ave. and 93 St.The collected and dropped off trees will be chipped and used for summer mulching as well as composting programs.last_img read more

The Horse Ranch to host 12th annual Horsemanship Competition

first_imgThe event will be leg by Glenn Stewart as Saturday will consist of the horsemanship clinic, trimming and foot care, anatomy and movement, and saddle fitting. That will be followed by a pot luck dinner and chili cook off. Sunday there will be a liberty demo and competition.The cost per rider is $300 for the entire event, or $25 per day to just spectate. Registration is from 8-9 a.m. and the activities will start at 9 a.m.Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded at the event. Those wanting to take part or watch the event is asked to call 250-789-3072.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Herbalife shows new vitality

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Five years later, Herbalife is in the throes of a dramatic turnaround that has seen it post record sales, double its stock price and gear up to conquer what could be its largest market yet – China. “Management has turned this around in the last two years, but they really hit their stride in the last year,” said Scott Van Winkle, managing director of investment bank Canaccord Adams in Boston. In the third quarter of 2005, the most recent period for which Herbalife has reported financial results, the company generated $401 million in net sales, a record quarter. Net income was $27.1 million, compared with $11.5 million in the same quarter of 2004. Herbalife will release full 2005 financial results on Feb. 21. Analysts are expecting annual earnings per share of $1.52. In 2004, Herbalife posted full-year earnings per share of 27 cents. Excluding one-time items, the company had projected earnings of 87 cents per share. CEO Michael Johnson and Greg Probert, president and chief operating officer, beefed up research to update Herbalife’s product line from its staple of weight-management, nutrition and skin care offerings to include items for fitness, endurance and children. Herbalife has rolled out at least one new product every year. Last year, it began offering an effervescent drink called Liftoff aimed at the youth and energy drink market. They also launched a heart-health line called Niteworks and a vitamin-based skin care product called NouriFusion. To keep recruiting and retention of its distributors strong, the company plans to roll out a Web site later this year to let customers place orders directly, while still funneling the sales through distributors, who number 1 million in 60 nations. The number of distributors in the higher-selling supervisor tier, seen as a key barometer of Herbalife’s sales potential, has been on the rise. Johnson, who has run triathlons, has also been keen on burnishing Herbalife’s image by sponsoring athletic events such as the Michelob Ultra London Triathlon and the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The company also sponsors the AVP Pro Volleyball Tournament in the United States. Johnson and Probert, former Walt Disney Co. executives, were brought in by venture capital firms J.H. Whitney & Co., of Stamford, Conn., and Golden Gate Capital Inc., of San Francisco, which bought Herbalife in 2002 for about $685 million. The company’s market capitalization is now $2.37 billion. An initial public stock offering in December 2004 raised more than $200 million. The two buyout firms took out $400 million in a secondary stock offering a year later. Herbalife shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.52 to $35.55 and closed at $35 on Tuesday. Herbalife has had to fight some legal battles along the way, including claims that its products contained the stimulant ephedra, a shareholder lawsuit over Hughes’ attempt to buy back the company in 2000, and a class-action suit filed by low-level Herbalife distributors accusing the company and a group of high-ranking distributors of operating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife settled the suits. Johnson waves off the notion that he’s behind a sweeping change at Herbalife. “You call it a turnaround; we call it a fixer-upper,” said Johnson, 51, explaining that his management team has sought to build on the foundation left by Hughes. Hughes launched Herbalife International in 1980 when he was just 24, but soon found himself on the defensive. He tussled against the California attorney general, who sued Herbalife, alleging that the company used an illegal pyramid scheme and made false medical claims. The suit was settled in 1986. Nevertheless, the company’s business thrived as people became more concerned about eating healthily and losing weight. Hughes was found dead at 44 in his $25 million Malibu home. The coroner’s report said he died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and a prescription antidepressant – a blow to the image of healthy living Hughes had cultivated as head of Herbalife. Before Johnson, two other chief executives tried to lead Herbalife but the focus soon turned toward selling the company. Herbalife lost ground while other direct-sellers incorporated Internet technology and other advances. “No capital investment, no real active management, no new product innovation or development, really nothing was being done for a few years,” Van Winkle said. The leadership vacuum brought infighting between high-ranking distributors, prompting some to leave, recalled Gabriel Sandoval of El Dorado Hills, a 13-year veteran of Herbalife and one of its biggest U.S. distributors. “It was a really hard time for me, a really hard time for everybody,” said Sandoval, 58. “Now, everything is in place. We believe again.” Sandoval, who described Hughes as a father figure, said Johnson has tapped into that same style while giving distributors a greater say in how the company operates. Johnson and Probert sought to put more local control in their regional markets, which saw brisk growth last year. Net sales in the Americas in the third quarter of 2005 rose to $180.7 million from $116.1 million in the year-ago period. Sales in Mexico more than doubled, while sales in Brazil were up 71.2 percent. Net sales in the United States increased 15.1 percent while sales in Europe were basically flat with a 2.8 percent increase. Next up on Herbalife’s crosshairs is expansion in China. In December, that nation changed laws that had restricted all but a few direct-selling companies from doing business there. Herbalife has applied for a license and Probert expects it will be granted later this year. The company has lured Percy Chin, the architect of Amway’s $2 billion China operations, to lead its launch. “I believe Herbalife is going to have significant success in China; I think their product is very well suited,” analyst Van Winkle said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Herbalife International thrived under founder Mark Hughes. Handsome, young and buoyed by his rags-to-riches story, Hughes built a billion-dollar business over two decades by inspiring legions of people around the world to buy and sell his nutritional supplements and other health products. But his death in 2000 from a drug and alcohol overdose sent the company reeling. Sales lagged in the U.S., Herbalife’s biggest market, as the company tried to manage without Hughes through a shuffle of top management that ultimately opted to sell the company. last_img read more


first_imgBallybofey native Johnny Dunleavy has signed a contract extension at Cork City.Dunleavy is the current Cork City captain and has enjoyed an outstanding season so far for John Caulfield’s side.They’re currently battling it out with Dundalk for the Airtricity League Title and trail leaders Dundalk by three points. Dunleavy has been a mainstay in Caulfield’s side all season and has performed brilliantly for Cork all season.The former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender has now established himself as one of the best defenders in the league, and a new contract offer is reward for his consistent performances.Dunleavy expressed his delight at signing a new contract when he spoke to Cork Ciy FC.ie, “I’m delighted to have signed back, I think that we have come an awfully long way in the last year.“Even though I have signed back for next year, I still feel we have a bit of unfinished business for the rest of this season as well. Manager John Caulfield was full of praise and admiration for Dunleavy, he said, “It’s brilliant to have signed Johnny for next year.“He’s coming to the end of his third season here, he’s had a terrific season, and I see him as a player with a big future for the club.“He has played in several positions for us, he has done brilliantly and he is a fantastic guy off the pitch as well, a real ambassador for the club.Cork City host Drogheda United as the race for the league title looks set to go down to the wire.Cork City face Dundalk at Oriel Park in the last game of the season in a game which could decide who wins the league. JOHNNY DUNLEAVY SIGNS NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION AT CORK CITY was last modified: October 3rd, 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:Cork CityJohn CaulfieldJohnny DunleavynewsSportTurner’s Crosslast_img read more

Wales to face Denmark first team after FA reach temporary agreement with players

first_imgWales will face a full-strength Denmark team in their UEFA Nations League match on Sunday.The Danish FA (DBU) announced on Thursday evening that it had agreed a temporary deal with the players’ association. HONOURS EVEN Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen is one of Denmark’s main stars Spurs are worried star has a ‘long-term’ injury, reveals international coach Latest Denmark News Doherty and Arter start: Republic of Ireland vs Denmark confirmed team news Eriksen keen to transfer electric form to Spurs starting with Liverpool It said the two parties had agreed to resume negotiations for a new, permanent agreement on Monday.DBU president Jesper Moller said: “It is good for the national team and for everyone in Danish football that we can play the important Nations League match with the right national team and again focus on the sport.” Late Duffy header keeps Ireland unbeaten in Euro 2020 qualifying campaign MUCH BETTER Liverpool beware STAYING PUT Wales’ Nations League promotion hopes ended with Denmark defeat MATCH REPORT center_img Ireland play out goalless draw against Denmark to open Nations League account Republic of Ireland battle to goalless draw at Denmark Ten years on from Henry’s infamous handball, Euro 2020 is in sight for Ireland 1 LINE-UPS Denmark fell to a 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia on Wednesday night after being forced to select a starting XI of futsal and Danish amateur players.The visitors were left with a severely weakened team after a dispute between the DBU and players over commercial image rights.But a DBU statement on Thursday said: “The DBU and the players’ association have entered into a temporary agreement for DBU’s senior national team squad until September 30, 2018.” Christian Eriksen the hero yet again for Denmark as Spurs star downs Wales Christian Aid Christian Eriksen stat shows a player in red hot form HUGE The playmaker PRICELESS POINT last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has slammed animal welfare authorities after they allowed an injured swan to die in her garden shed.Sparky the swanCaroline McGlynn pleaded with various animal welfare bodies to help the injured bird.Caroline’s father PJ Reilly rescued the swan after it hit a powerline in Burtonport, this week. Caroline put the swan, which they dubbed Sparky, into her garden shed and fed it.Over the next three days she rang at least four different animal welfare bodies pleading with them to help save the swan.Caroline revealed “I contacted a number of animal agencies and they said they would look into it.“I told them what had happened but that the bird was still drinking water but needed to be helped. “Unfortunately I didn’t get any help at all and the bird died three days later.Caroline Reilly-McGlynn who tried to save the bird.“The family were very upset and I can understand why.“We tried to help and save the poor creature but these so-called animal lovers didn’t even come out to try and help.“One particular person took the view that the swan was going to die anyway which I think is a disgrace.”So touched was Caroline’s dad PJ by the swan’s plight that he dug a whole in his own garden and buried it there with a plant on top of it. Caroline said the swans are regular visitors to her townland of Lackenagh.She has also revealed how Sparky’s grieving partner is still coming up to her father’s home closeby looking for the other bird.“It’s very sad to see it and my father is very upset by it all.“I don’t know for sure but the swan could have been saved if someone had bothered to take the time and come out and check it. “I always contribute to animal charities but this would certainly make me think twice in future if this is the kind of response they give to people,” she said.WOMAN BLASTS ANIMAL GROUPS AFTER SWAN LEFT TO DIE IN HER SHED was last modified: January 14th, 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:burtonportCaroline McGlynndeadISPCAswanlast_img read more

Chelsea v Schalke: Drogba and Luis start

first_imgDidier Drogba has recovered from an ankle problem in time for tonight’s game and starts up front for Chelsea, with Loic Remy and Diego Costa among the substitutes.The Ivorian makes his first start since returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer, while left-back Filipe Luis is handed his full debut by Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who also includes Ramires and Willian. Cesar Azpilicueta is on the bench. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Drogba.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Oscar, Remy, Costa.Schalke: Fährmann, Höger, Ayhan, Neustädter, Fuchs, Boateng, Aogo, Sam, Meyer, Draxler, Huntelaar.Subs: Wetklo, Friedrich, Clemens, Choupo-Moting, Obasi, Barnetta, Avdijaj.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa wins 2016 Edinburgh Medal

first_img10 February 2016In a first for South Africa, the 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender from Cape Town’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), and the International Astronomical Union (IAU).The award will be bestowed during the upcoming 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival in a ceremony on 30 March.The Edinburgh Medal is given each year to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements have made a noteworthy impact on the understanding and well-being of humanity.“Besides its technological, scientific and cultural contributions, astronomy fundamentally gives us the perspective we need to change the world, and it is amazing to see how this vision has rallied people and organisations from just about every continent,” Govender said. “It has been, and continues to be, a journey driven by many with a shared passion for both science and society.” South Africa’s Kevin Govender is named as a recipient of the Edinburgh Medal. (Image: Supplied)President of the IAU Professor Silvia Torres Peimbert said she was delighted the development work of the union was being recognised. “Astronomy is an exciting and stimulating pursuit and has a large part to play in inspiring the next generation of scientists from developing countries.“I hope this award will highlight this important work and encourage others to contribute.”The Edinburgh Medal was awarded to an individual or an organisation that had not only discovered great science but had contributed more broadly to society, explained the director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Dr Simon Gage.“It’s an unusual award that recognises two dimensions of the work – the scientific and the social consequences. I’ve followed the work of Govender and the IAU for many years. The positive impact in the schools, universities and communities where they operate is incredible and is helping to build a better world.”Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh Council, the Right Honourable Donald Wilson said Govender and the IAU had made an astronomical difference in various developing countries such as Armenia, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Nigeria, Portugal, Thailand and Zambia.“The IAU strategy to use astronomy to stimulate global development is inspiring. It demonstrates how science, technology and culture impacts on our everyday lives and how we can use science to improve communities,” Wilson said. “I’m thankful to Kevin and the IAU for creating opportunities that might lead us to healthier and wealthier futures.”About the IAUThe IAU established the OAD in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and the South African Department of Science and Technology.Minister Naledi Pandor officially opened it in 2011; it was tasked with the establishment of regional offices around the world and three astronomy-for-development focus areas:Universities and research;Children and schools; andPublic outreachSee the map for IAU-OAD funded projects and regional offices:Govender was appointed the OAD’s director in 2011. He was previously part of a tiny delegation that successfully lobbied the United Nations to declare 2009 the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009); he chaired the Developing Astronomy Globally Cornerstone Project in the same year.He was included in the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, and received the National Science and Technology Forum’s Science Communicator award in 2011.Govender is also on the boards of various scientific organisations, such as the Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres, the Quest Editorial Board and STEM Committee of the Academy of Science of South Africa.He has a background in experimental nuclear physics and extensive experience in community development initiatives in South Africa.In 28 years, this is only the second time that The Edinburgh Medal has been jointly awarded to an individual and an organisation; in 2013 Professor Peter Higgs and CERN received the medal.About the awardThe medal is made of sterling silver and features the original Edinburgh International Science Festival logo – a juggler performing with different symbols of science.Previous individual recipients include Prof Jane Goodall (1991), Sir David Attenborough (1998) and Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1999).Four Nobel laureates have also been recipients: Prof Abdus Salam (1989), Prof Wangari Maathai (1993), Sir John Edward Sulston (2001) and Prof Peter Higgs (2013).Well doneTwitter users expressed their delight:Ah this is excellent news. Congrats @govender and @Astro4Dev! https://t.co/MvftnsHoI4— Sarah Kendrew (@sarahkendrew) February 6, 2016Guess who’s one of 28 people (4 Nobels!) in the world to be awarded the Edinburgh Medal? @govender!!!! #proudwife https://t.co/R6RQ6Gfx04— Carolina Ödman (@carolune) February 6, 2016The first time the Edinburgh Medal goes (jointly) to a South African! Congrats @govender from @Astro4Dev https://t.co/ZdQ0zFY1zM #astronomy— NRF South Africa (@NRF_News) February 8, 2016last_img read more

Chronic Wasting Disease found in Ohio captive deer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed a positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a captive deer. The state is taking quarantine action to control the further spread of the disease and there is no evidence that CWD has affected the wild deer population in the state.The positive sample was taken from a single buck on a hunting preserve in Guernsey County and tested as part of Ohio’s CWD monitoring program for captive white-tailed deer operations. The animal was transferred from a captive breeding facility in Holmes County just days before it was harvested. Both the hunting preserve and the breeding farm are under quarantine and are subject to intensive monitoring and sampling protocols. The quarantine will remain enforced until the state is satisfied that disease transference can no longer occur between captive operations.“While the confirmed case is unfortunate, this proves the necessity of testing and monitoring the health of captive deer populations in Ohio in order to monitor the health of the animals and to manage exposure to diseases,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. “ODA will work with our state partners and continue to take whatever steps necessary in order to manage CWD and prevent exposure to Ohio’s wild deer population.”ODA regulates Ohio’s captive white-tailed deer facilities and monitors the health of animals through regular testing of deer at both farms and hunting preserves. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife conducts regular surveillance throughout Ohio to monitor the health of the state’s wild deer population. Acting in an abundance of caution, increased surveillance of wild deer will occur around the quarantined facilities associated with the recent CWD positive test. Again, no CWD has ever been confirmed in Ohio’s wild deer population.CWD is deadly in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence CWD can be transmitted to humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though no human disease has been associated with CWD, the CDC recommends, as a precaution, that people or other animals do not eat any part of an animal diagnosed with or showing signs of CWD. It is transmitted by direct animal-to-animal contact through saliva, feces and urine. Signs of the disease include weight loss, excessive salivation, increased drinking and urination, and abnormal behavior like stumbling and trembling. Infected deer and elk may also allow unusually close approach by humans or natural predators. The disease is fatal in deer and there is no known treatment or vaccine.last_img read more