Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

first_imgFootball fans clash with church members over stadium plaza Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ On Sunday, the tournament referee docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of the chair umpire, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket.The ITF said in a statement Monday that Ramos’ citations were “reaffirmed by the U.S. Open’s decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offenses.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe governing body of tennis added that: “Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 Serena Williams, right, talk with chair umpire Carlos Ramos as Naomi Osaka, of Japan, listens during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)LONDON — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.”Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racket, which cost her a point; and for calling Ramos a thief, which cost her a game.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

2010 catalyst for Zimbabwe?

first_imgt23 July 2009One could be forgiven for still feeling apprehensive about the situation in Zimbabwe.For many years, Africa and the rest of the world has watched its political and economic meltdown, which spilled over into neighbouring states, casting a pall over much of the sub-continent’s progress and, of course, South Africa’s 2010 World Cup preparations. Nevertheless, by securing the rights to host the quadrennial showpiece of international soccer, South Africa has become a beacon of hope for Zimbabwe and the rest of the continent.And over the past few months, there have been strong indications that the tide has turned and that Zimbabwe is now gearing itself to play a pivotal role in the 2010 tournament.For starters, a government of national unity has been formed, a move which has stabilised the economy, curbed post-election violence and given the country’s tourism industry a major boost.With concerns being raised over accommodation shortages in South Africa, Zimbabwe is now being promoted as a popular alternative.Victoria Falls, home to the world’s largest waterfall, is re-establishing itself as a luxury and adventure travel destination ahead of the tournament, with plans to attract thousands of tourists.Several senior Fifa officials are visiting Zimbabwe this week to assess the situation, and Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has reportedly indicated that he plans to visit before the tournament.Despite the political uncertainty, global football’s governing body has invested heavily in Africa’s former breadbasket. It has funded the installation of an artificial turf in the capital’s Rufaro Stadium, giving the ageing facility a new lease of life.Could 2010 prove to be the catalyst marking Zimbabwe’s full return to the international fold?Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

▶︎ The Phone and Cold Outreach Still Dominate – Episode #118

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:42 — 7.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSRegardless of what the pseudo-experts say, the telephone still dominates when it comes to generating appointments, the key to creating new opportunities. The social tools are useful, and they play an increasingly important role, but they are no replacement for outbound and cold outreach.last_img read more

New ‘Mauka-mauka’ ad pays tribute to Team India post WC exit

first_imgEven though Team India could not succeed in lifting the World Cup 2019 trophy, fans and supporters of the Men in Blue have been cheering the team and congratulating them for their dominating performance throughout the course of the showpiece event in England and Wales.India, who dominated the group stage and finished at the top spot in the World Cup, had to face a shocking 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semifinals, thus bowing out of the competition.Virat Kohli’s men had finished at the top spot in the league stage, winning seven games out of the eight they played (one being washed out). They defeated the likes of Australia, South Africa and Pakistan on their way to the semifinals.Now, after their exit from the World Cup, a new “mauka-mauka” advertisement has come up paying tribute to Team India.In the advertisement, a Pakistani fan can be seen making fun of an Indian supporter following their defeat in the semis.”We played like champions in the entire World Cup,” the Indian supporter tells the Pakistani fan in 2 minute 48-second long video. “We weren’t depended on other team’s results,” he says in an apparent reference to Pakistan’s scenario of making it to the knockout stage in the World Cup.”We are a champion team which forces the opposition team to rethink about their existence.”We just had a bad luck that day otherwise no. 7 would have once again made you cry,” he tells the Pakistani fan.When asked by the Pakistani fan as to why Indian fans flaunt even before winning, the Indian fan replies: “Everybody cheer for their team after winning and everybody criticize after the loss. However, we Indians are different and have a different style of cheering for our team. We expose the opposition way before winning and even if we lose, we chant ‘India, India’.”advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India missed a solid No. 4, says Yuvraj SinghAlso See:last_img read more

PM Tables Sexual Harassment Bill

first_img Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec. 9 (JIS): Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, tabled the Sexual Harassment Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 8).The legislation provides a framework for addressing the issue of sexual harassment in Jamaica. Specifically, it outlines sexual harassment in the home, workplace and institutions, and the actions that can be taken against persons, who commit such offences.Speaking at the Jamaica House press briefing today (December 9), Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the legislation was shaped from the CARICOM Model Bill on Sexual Harassment, taking into account local cultural norms.“Importantly too, under the Act, victims of sexual harassment will be able to seek redress in the Resident Magistrate’s Court or at a special division of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, which will be established for this purpose,” Senator Falconer informed.Following debate and passage in the Lower House, the Bill will go before the Senate for its deliberation. Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:bill, jamaica, sexual harassment billlast_img read more