MELBOURNE: Roger Federer is bidding for a third title in four years at Melbourne Park and a record-extending 21st Grand Slam trophy but having not played competitive tennis since November the Swiss are keeping a lid on expectations.Unlike his main rivals, Federer, who won his last Grand Slam in 2018 at Melbourne Park, opted out of the inaugural ATP Cup to spend more time with his family before launching his 22nd season on Tour.The third seed’s pre-tournament news conference on Saturday was dominated by questions about the ongoing bushfires in Australia and the role of the top men’s players on the air quality issue during the tournament.“And I’m playing Steve Johnson, by the way, for those who care,” a smiling Federer told reporters. “I don’t know, I figured that’s why I’m in Australia, but that’s okay.”His opening-round opponent on Monday – American world number 81 Johnson – won a challenger tournament in nearby Bendigo and reached the quarter-finals in the Canberra challenger last week.When finally asked about his opening match, Federer said with a smile: “I’m not in the mood now.”“Look, it’s exactly the tricky situation right now, playing somebody who has just played a lot this week. He’s ready to go. He’s match-ready and I’m not.”Federer’s last match was a defeat in the ATP Finals in November by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who also beat him at Melbourne Park in the fourth round last year.“I got to really make sure I get out of the gates quick,” Federer said. “Practice has been going well. I had plenty of time to pace myself and do all the things I had to do to get ready. I hope it’s enough.”“I know it’s a super long road to victory. That’s why I got to take it one match at a time. My expectations are quite low.”Canadian world number 103 Brayden Schnur labeled Federer and Rafael Nadal ‘selfish’ for not taking a vocal stand for the lower-profile players who faced a difficult time this week during qualifiers due to the bushfire smoke.“I don’t think I can do more than what I did,” Federer said. “I’m on the council. I’ve been on the tour for so long. I came through the lower ranks, the juniors.”“At the end of the day, we all care for one another. We cross paths in the locker room. I understand some frustration always because this tour, this calendar, this schedule, whatever it may be, is never perfect.”“Some guys are always going to complain. But at the end of the day, this is also something new with the smoke. Everybody’s got to figure it out.” AgenciesAlso Read: Roger Federer ready and in good shape for Australian Open campaignAlso Watch: Protesters, who walked all the way from Tinsukia-Guwahati to protest against CAA 2019, Detained!
Basel: World number six Alexander Zverev described his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 loss to Taylor Fritz as ‘flat’ as he was knocked out of the ATP Swiss Indoors on Tuesday. The German’s loss to the 21-year-old American came barely a week after defeat in the Shanghai Masters final to Daniil Medvedev and puts his chance of defending his ATP Finals title at risk. “I was completely flat for some reason,” he said. “I was tired and not focused at all. It was a weird feeling,” he added.Zverev won the season-ending tournament last November, beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back-to-back. The season points race will be determined next week at the Paris Masters as the last two of the eight spots are decided. “The way I played today, in my current mental stage, I’m not going to beat anybody,” Zverev, ranked seventh in the world, said. “I’m very disappointed but it’s more about myself than the result.” Zverev, a semi-finalist last year in Basel, fought hard to take the opening set into a tiebreaker, but was overwhelmed in the second by his American opponent in 86 minutes. “Normally I really enjoy it on court, the tough moments, the fighting,” Zverev said. “But today I was completely out of it. I may go home for a few days and clear my mind. I’ll try to do well in Paris and hopefully make it to London.” Fritz, ranked 31st in the world and a winner at Eastbourne in June, saved both break points against his serve. London-bound third seedStefanos Tsitsipas came through with a 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) win over Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. “I knew it was going to be a difficult battle out there. He fought hard and gave me a hard time, but I’m satisfied and happy that this match didn’t go longer or to three sets,” Tsitsipas said. The Greek now boasts wins in eight of his last 10 matches including a final in Beijing to Dominic Thiem. Fabio Fognini picked up his London qualifying pace with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Australian Alexei Popyrin. The Italian winner reached the second round in 78 minutes to reinforce his year-end bid. The Monte Carlo Masters champion stands 11th in the chase for one of the remaining eight ATP Finals spots.Also Read | Daniil Medvedev Wins Shanghai Masters, Beats Alexander Zverev”If I qualify – fine. If not, then I can spend more time with the family, that’s the most important thing anyway,” he said. Moldovan Radu Albot will line up in the second round against nine-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday after a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback over Serb Dusan Lajovic. The US’ Riley Opelka hammered 27 aces in his 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (12/10) defeat of Chile’s Christian Garin and will face either sixth seed David Goffin or Marin Cilic. Two-time Basel semi-finalist Richard Gasquet advanced past Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6-1, 7-6 (7/4). For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The community of Raphoe will be honouring a local celebrity for a great cause this Friday.A new charity CD will be launched this weekend in memory of Annie Friel, aka ‘The Queen of Raphoe’.The popular businesswoman and matriarch sadly passed away in 2016, leaving a lasting legacy in the town. Annie Friel, RIPAnnie was a role model to many, especially her granddaughter Sarah Allan.Sarah recently decided to record a CD in tribute to her grandmother and to raise money for BUMBLEance. The CD, entitled Gweebarra Bay, will be launched this Friday 24th May from 8.30pm in Friel’s Bar Raphoe.Sarah Allen promoting the Gweebarra Bay CD launch on Friday 24th May in Friel’s Bar RaphoeSarah explains: “The name of the CD comes from one of the songs I recorded, Gweebarra Bay. It’s about the area where my Granny grew up, Leitir. “I learned the song around 10 years ago when we found a record in my Granny’s sitting room. I sat by the record player stopping and starting, writing down the lyrics, trying to learn the melody so I could sing it for her. “There was no other traces of the song to be found on the internet and the first time a lot of people heard it was when I sang it.”Sarah recording in Valley Recording Studio. A huge thanks to Terry McGinty and Austin Quinn for helping to put it all together.Annie Friel was the face behind Friel’s Bar and Restaurant in Raphoe for 62 years and was welcoming customers right up to the week of her passing.“She was often referred to as the Queen of Raphoe. She was a very special lady, so the song means a lot to us,” Sarah said.Sarah is looking forward to sharing her music with family and friends on what is sure to be a touching night.She said: “Recording a CD has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So the fact that I can do this in memory of my biggest role model and donate all the money to such a worthy cause makes it even better.” Proceeds from the CD will be donated to the BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Service. This charity choice was inspired by Annie’s love of children. She had 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way!“It’s a charity that has helped so many families in our community so we’re delighted to help them out,” Sarah said.The 4-track Gweebarra Bay CD will be selling for €8, with 100% of proceeds going towards BUMBLEance.All are welcome to the launch, which will be a night of entertainment with a lot of singing and dancing. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes from local sponsors. For more information and updates check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313168749375491/The late Annie Friel of Raphoe remembered in charity CD was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 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:Annie FrielBumbleancefriel’s bar raphoeGweebarra BayRaphoesarah allan
The Donegal public are being urged to show their true colours and get on their kit for GOAL Jersey Day which takes place nationwide this October. School, businesses, and organisations throughout Donegal are being encouraged to sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, which takes place on October 11th, and wear their favourite sporting strip to raise vital funds for communities around the world facing extreme poverty and crises.Funds raised will go towards GOAL’s life-saving work in emergency response, health, nutrition and sustainable livelihoods in 13 of the world’s poorest countries. Last year alone GOAL reached more than five million people in need in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. GOAL’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Eamon Sharkey, said: “GOAL Jersey Day is one of Ireland’s longest-running fundraisers, and has been in existence for more than three decades.“Last year more than €150,000 was raised to support our work all over the world and we are appealing to the people of Donegal to once again support us – and have fun at the same time.“It’s the perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and to share sporting opinions with anyone in the office, or school, who will listen to you! It can also boost team, school or office spirit by working together for such an important cause.”This year GOAL was one of the first humanitarian aid agencies to respond in Zimbabwe to the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai which left hundreds of thousands of people without food or shelter. Thanks in part to the support of the Irish people GOAL has reached over 100,000 people in four districts in Zimbabwe with emergency kits and food supplies.Your team and company can be a part of this important work, by signing up today! To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please email [email protected] or visit www.jerseyday.orgDonegal public urged to support ‘Jersey Day’ this October was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
© Tim Goode/PA WirePep Guardiola says he is unsure whether Raheem Sterling will sign a new contract at Manchester City.The Harlesden-raised 23-year-old became British football’s most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium in a deal rising to £49m – a move which saw Sterling’s former club QPR bank £8m courtesy of a sell-on fee.The England forward has yet to agree a new contact with just two years left on his current deal.“There’s no doubt we want him,” the City boss said.“He knows, his agent knows. We want him. Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) spoke with him.“It’s clear since the first day I arrived we want him, but the deals are the deals, and the agents are the agents, and the players are the players.“So, at the end I don’t know what is going to happen, but I assure you 100 per cent that the club, myself like a manager, sport director, even his team-mates, we want him to stay longer here.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndoActive Feel7 Common Foods To Clean Your ColonActive FeelUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndo
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile devicePHOENIX — Major League Baseball’s August 31 waiver deadline created intrigue, suspense and above all, a massive amount of confusion.Most San Francisco Giants fans (and most beat writers) couldn’t explain the intricacies of the late-summer waiver deadline, but everyone knows the impact Cody Ross had after the club acquired him following the July 31 non-waiver deadline in 2010.The Giants placed a waiver …
The One Minute Question: What is Narrative Therapy? Some Working Answers by Eric SweenSween, E. The One Minute Question: What is Narrative Therapy? Some Working AnswersErik Sween discusses a concise response to the question, ‘What is narrative therapy?’ He provides working answers to questions regarding the application of narrative therapy in the therapy room. You won’t want to miss out of this informative read! This post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Down Under and Up Over: Travels with Narrative Therapy by David EpstonEpston, D. Down Under and Up Over: Travels with narrative TherapyFREE BOOK AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! Part one, ‘Down under’, contains previously published work from different periods of David Epston’s writing career. As always, each chapter reflects David’s creativity, and at times those of his co-writers. Part two, ‘Up over’, contains six examples of David Epston’s current work, all of which are printed here for the first time, including inventive approaches to chronic bed-wetting, relationships between children and their estranged fathers, court reports, stealing, and sibling conflicts, as well as a long chapter on Anti-Anorexia, a subject close to David Epston’s heart. By Christina Herron, MSAre you seeking new information and resources on Narrative Therapy? The Narrative Therapy Library offers free downloadable articles and materials to assist you. This website is based off of the work of Michael White and David Epston, known Narrative Therapists in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.Heins, T. & Ritchie, K. Beating Sneaky Poo: Ideas for Faecal Soiling.Beating Sneaky Poo by Terry Heins and Karen RitchieFaecal soiling is perhaps one of the most distressing problems that parents can face – and it is just as frustrating for children! This problem can cause family members and friends despair and irritation as they try to get it under control. This article has assisted many families in minimizing the effects of such a problem. Terry Heins and Karen Ritichie have succeeded in making useful knowledge about externalising conversations available in an easy to understand and light-hearted publication. The illustrations by Geoff Pryor and Quantum make the ideas come alive for children. The foreword is by Michael White.
Any hopes Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had of qualifying for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs virtually ended after they lost by 61 runs to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.The 2017 edition of the IPL has been a disappointing one for the Bangalore franchise, losing seven of their 10 outings so far to be virtually knocked out of the race to the play-offs. Pune, on the other hand kept their play-off dreams alive to stay at the fourth spot after registering their fifth win from nine matches.Chasing a decent 158, RCB were in self-destructive mode losing wickets at regular intervals with skipper Virat Kohli (55) fighting a lone battle to take the team through.Kohli, who went in to open the innings with Australian Travis Head (2), failed to find the support at the other end as the Pune bowlers seized the momentum to their favour.Medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat started the downfall for the visitors with the wicket of Head, who chopped one to the stumps before New Zealand quick Lockie Ferguson packed back the dangerous AB de Villiers (3) after the South African added RCB’s highest partnership of 21 runs for the second wicket with Kohli.New man Kedar Jadhav (7) looked good in the middle before a lack of communication between him and the skipper cost Bangalore their third wicket.Rookie off-spinner Washington Sundar immediately jolted the visitors with the wicket of Sachin Baby (2), brilliantly caught by a diving Steve Smith before Furguson saw the back of Stuart Binny (1) to reduce the men in red and black to 49/5.advertisementLeg-spinner Imran Tahir then joined the party with the wickets of Pawan Negi (3), Adam Milne (5) and Samuel Badree (2) to further dent RCB’s hopes.Struggling at 82/8, Kohli, who by then had reached his half century, the lone RCB batsman to get to the double figures also lost his focus to be caught at sweeper cover by Mayank Agarwal off Daniel Christian after striking four boundaries and a six.Towards the end, tailenders Yuzvendra Chahal (4 not out) and Sreenath Aravind (8 not out) had little answer to the mounting asking rate as RCB finished at 96/9.Earlier, Pune rode on skipper Smith’s 45 and Manoj Tiwary’s unbeaten 44 to reach 157/3 after being sent in to bat.The home side failed to find the momentum against the RCB bowlers, who stuck to a perfect line and length as the last five overs yielded just 46 runs for the home side.Ajinkya Rahane’s (6) dismal run continued to haunt Pune before opener Rahul Tripathi (37) cashed in on the dropped chance by Virat Kohli at 11, to help the hosts cross the 50-run mark with Smith.Smith, who looked in good touch raised a 40-run second wicket stand with Tripathi before the Maharashtra right-hander spoilt another good start to be caught behind by Kedar Jadhav off left-arm spinner Pawan Negi.The fall of Tripathi, who slammed four boundaries and a six during his 28-ball knock, however dried up the boundaries for Pune before Smith broke the shackles in the 12th over, by spanking Badree for a flat six and two consecutive fours.New man Tiwary, promoted to No.4 joined the party by taking Yuzvendra Chahal to the cleaners before Smith added two more fours off Stuart Binny as the third wicket partnership flourished to 50 off 32 balls.Struggling to find the momentum at 115/3 after 16 overs, Pune needed Mahendra Singh Dhoni (21 not out) and Tiwary to press on the accelerator and the former skipper responded in style by muscling Sreenath Aravind for a flat straight six.
APTN National NewsThe federal budget comes down Thursday.It’s the day when organizations across the country find out whether they’ll be getting cash from the feds.Just about everyone has their wish list ready.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has the story.
Hundreds attended the 119th Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans May 27, 2019 Allie Wagner Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Allie Wagner, Hundreds in attendance this morning for the 119th Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans to honor our fallen soldiers @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/MiLf9Z0e5P— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They have set up a memorial called Arlington West in front of the @USSMidwayMuseum with 288 markers to honor those who have died. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD #memorialday pic.twitter.com/UPpmnPWvkt— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It is one of San Diego’s largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to America’s veterans and today Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day celebration.The celebration is hosted by war veterans organizations, their auxiliaries, and patriotic groups.They’ve conducted the Memorial Day services at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery om San Diego for over 100 years.KUSI’s Allie Wagner has more on this story. Posted: May 27, 2019