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Javan rhino found dead in Indonesia, bringing global population down to 68

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Isabel Esterman The body of a juvenile male Javan rhinoceros was discovered last month in a mud pit in Ujung Kulon National Park, the sole remaining habitat for the species.The death of the rhino, known as Manggala, brings the known global population of his species down to 68 individuals.The body was intact when found, and preliminary investigations indicated the rhino did not die due to an infectious disease. A detailed post-mortem is being conducted, with results expected May 7.The body bore multiple wounds, leading park officials to suspect Manggala may have been attacked by an adult rhinoceros. A juvenile male Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) was found dead last month in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, home to the only remaining population of the nearly extinct species.The discovery of the rhino’s body brings the current estimate of the critically endangered species’ global population to 68 individuals.A rhino protection unit discovered the rhino’s body in a mud pit in the park on March 21, according to a statement released April 30 by Indonesia’s environment ministry.The animal was identified as a young male named Manggala, believed to have died about 12 hours before its body was found. A preliminary post-mortem examination by a group of conservationists and veterinarians indicated that the rhino did not die from an infectious disease and that its body was still intact; the rhino was too young to have a fully developed horn.However, officials found at least seven wounds on the surface of the rhino’s body. “Manggala is suspected of having been attacked by an adult rhinoceros,” Anggodo, head of Ujung Kulon National Park, told Mongabay’s Indonesian sister site. The wounds do not appear to have been inflicted by weapons, he said.A rhino protection unit discovered the body of a juvenile male Javan rhino in a mudpit it Ujung Kulon on March 21, 2019. Image courtesy of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia.Bone and tissue samples were taken to allow authorities to conduct a deeper investigation into the cause of death. The government says results are expected to be available by May 7.“The birth and death of wildlife is part of population dynamics in the wild,” the official statement read.Last year, two Javan rhinos were found dead from natural causes, but officials reported four births (two males and two females). The estimated population of the Javan rhino is now at a minimum 68 individuals: 57 adults and 11 juveniles. Overall, there are believed to be 37 males and 31 females living in Ujung Kulon.While conservationists are heartened by evidence that the Ujung Kulon population is continuing to breed, calls are mounting for the Indonesian government to establish a second site for the species. A tsunami struck the Ujung Kulon area in December 2018, and although no rhinos are known to have been killed or injured in the incident, it highlighted the peril facing a species confined to a single habitat. Experts also fear that an outbreak of infectious disease in Ujung Kulon could wipe out the remaining rhinos.The death of the young male, known as Manggala, brings the global population of Javan rhinos down to 68. An adult male was found dead of natural causes in April 2018, and a female in July 2018. Image courtesy of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia.Updated May 2, 2019, at 12:30 UTC: This article has been updated to include a statement by Anggoto regarding wounds on the rhino’s body, and to clarify that the young rhino did not have a fully developed horn.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Javan Rhinos, Mammals, Megafauna, Protected Areas, Rainforest Animals, Rhinos, Wildlife last_img read more

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Mark Stinde Named Senior Vice President of Asset Protection at JCPenney

first_imgMark Stinde, MBA, LPC, has been named senior vice president of asset protection at JCPenney. Stinde was most recently vice president of asset protection at Dallas-based 7-Eleven. He started his loss prevention career as a key store investigator with Mervyn’s in 1988 before moving to Lamont’s Apparel as a regional loss prevention manager in 1991, and then to Toys “R” Us as a regional loss prevention manager in 1995. From there, Stinde has held leadership positions with The Home Depot, Circuit City, and Protiviti in business development before joining 7-Eleven as senior director of asset protection in 2010. He was then promoted to vice president of asset protection in 2012.Stinde is active across the loss prevention community, serving as an asset protection leadership council member with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a member of the board of directors with the Loss Prevention Foundation, and as an editorial board member with Loss Prevention Magazine.He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from DePaul University and recently earned a master of business administration (MBA) in business administration and management from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business. He also serves as an associate board – mentor providing support and insight to MBA candidates for the SMU Cox School of Business.- Sponsor –  Congratulations Mark!   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Administration Posts Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

first_imgThe White House has posted online an updated Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Unified Agenda identifies various actions that federal agencies intend to take on regulations, the administration explained. A number of tax regulations appear on the long-range list and inactive list.Shortly after taking office, President Trump signed Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (TAXDAY, 2017/02/01, W.1). In April, Trump signed Executive Order 13789, Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens (TAXDAY, 2017/04/24, W.1).According to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), federal agencies have reconsidered 391 active actions. Overall, federal agencies have reclassified 282 active actions as long-term, and 109 as inactive, OMB reported.On the long-term list are Treasury and IRS guidance projects addressing exchange of property for an annuity, prepaid forward contracts, low-income taxpayer clinics, guidance for tax-exempt organizations on political campaign intervention, and definition of political subdivision.Some Treasury and IRS guidance projects also appear on the inactive list. These include guidance projects on the recomputation of life insurance reserves, coordination of United States and certain possessions income taxes, contingent fees under Circular 230, and infrastructure improvements.“When the president came into office, he gave me some pretty specific instructions,” OMB Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a press conference in Washington, D.C. “You cannot put out a new reg until you get two old regs off the books. That is our two-for-one policy.”By George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffInactive RINs 2017 Agenda Updatelast_img read more

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Millions spent at bloodstock sale but fears grow over Brexit port delays

first_imgSign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more John O’Connor, the managing director of Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, has been selling yearlings at Tattersalls for decades, as his parents did before him.“I’m an optimistic type of person generally,” he said, in the brief interlude between selling a Kodiac filly for 300,000gns and a Muhaarar colt for 375,000gns. “You need to be in this business or else you wouldn’t stick it, but it’s difficult to know how it will all pan out. The tripartite agreement is based within the EU and after Britain leave they will be treated as a third country from the point of view of trade.“Horses moving around require the least interference and delay at ports and, if there’s a great delay, it would have welfare implications. If anything went wrong in a horsebox, it would be difficult to deal with it in a port situation, so it’s important it’s as frictionless as possible.”“Quite how that’s going to be realised is not clear at this point, it’s one of the imponderables of the Brexit situation.”Jimmy George, Tattersalls’ long-serving marketing director, is another optimist but he, too, stresses that frictionless movement of bloodstock is essential. “That’s the key to this market,” he said. “It’s very international, not just in terms of the buyers but in the vendor profile as well. Thank you for your feedback. Hide The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Horse racing Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest news Share via Email Read more Share on Facebook Horse racing tips “On the encouraging side [the tripartite agreement] pre-dates the EU and there’s a huge amount of will on all sides to make sure it isn’t disrupted. When people work for a common aim, that’s normally an encouraging start.”The Book 1 sale may not be the best place to form opinions. It is a law unto itself, far removed from the business of selling the horses that go on to form the great bulk of the racing population. Those yearlings are sold at auctions like the Book 2 sale in Newmarket next week and the Breeze-Up sale for juveniles which will take place next April, just a couple of weeks after Brexit.“This is an elite sale,” Michael O’Hagan, a veteran of the industry and the former head of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, said. “People buying here are buying to race, not to trade. Next week is much more of a commercial sale and there has to be a fear factor there. Who will buy those horses [to resell in April] as Breeze-Up horses?“Shipping companies will tell you they’re already running at about two-thirds of what they were last year back to this part of the world. It could become a paperwork nightmare and a huge hindrance.”• This article was amended on 11 October 2018 because an earlier version converted 3.4m guineas to £3.23m. This has been corrected to £3.57m.center_img Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Topics There was no sign of any Brexit nervousness among the buyers at Tattersalls’ Book 1 Sale on Tuesday, as a colt by Galileo was knocked down for 3.4m guineas (£3.57m) to the Coolmore Stud operation and four more yearlings reached seven figures on the first day of Europe’s most exclusive bloodstock sale. When the right people are playing, the market for the most blue-blooded of thoroughbreds seems impervious to outside forces. Reuse this content Kayley Woollacott: ‘I think Richard would be really proud of Lalor’ Since you’re here… Quick guide Chris Cook’s Wednesday tips Among the vendors, though, it was a different story. The racing and breeding industries rely on the easy movement of horses between countries and continents, a process that has been facilitated for decades by an agreement between Britain, Ireland and France – the “tripartite” agreement – which predates the EU. But will it survive Brexit? The simple fact is no one knows for sure. As a result no one knows if, or how, this most international of businesses will be operating this time next year.There are nearly 500 yearlings in the catalogue for the Book 1 sale in what is racing’s original, and still most famous, auction ring. Of those, almost 200 have been consigned by Irish stud farms, while there are yearlings from France, Italy and Germany. But how many will there be next year if there are barriers to trade standing in the way and other options like Goffs, in Kildare, for selling bloodstock?No one expects Tattersalls to disappear overnight. Its history and well-earned reputation for offering the most elite specimens in every thoroughbred generation will see to that. It is also where Irish breeders are most keen to sell their yearlings. Britain has always been the biggest market for its horses but it could well be weakened if the easy movement of bloodstock is restricted, and that would most definitely not be good for business. Share on LinkedIn Was this helpful? 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Texas Freshman Ryan Newsome Takes Time To Chat With Young Fan

first_imgTexas WR Ryan Newsome receives praise for interacting with a family.Texas WR Ryan NewsomeAll too often, college athletes find themselves in the news for the wrong reasons. Well, today, Texas freshman Ryan Newsome instead deserves some praise. Newsome, a three-star wide receiver who will join the team this fall, apparently made himself a fan at this past April’s spring game. While most of Texas’ players reportedly didn’t respond to a four-year-old Longhorns supporter yelling “hook’em” before the contest kicked off, Newsome took the time to go over and talk to him for a couple of minutes.It had such an impression on the young boy’s father, he went on Rivals and posted the entire story to the community. Newsome found it today and tweeted it out, telling his followers that it brought him joy.Stuff like this brings me so much joy! This is just the beginning for me! pic.twitter.com/3LwBOhBb1v— Ryan Newsome (@NewBoi17) May 24, 2015Very cool. Don’t be surprised if you see a few custom “Newsome” jerseys in the stands this fall.last_img read more

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The Tennis Court Is A Laboratory For Innovation

Every singles tennis match is bound by the same dimensions — played on a court 78 feet long by 27 feet across and a net 3.5 feet high at the posts, with rackets no more than 29 inches long and 12.5 inches across — yet each one is a laboratory for innovation, unrestrained by a risk-averse coach or the conflicting desires of teammates. Not every tennis player thinks or talks deeply and consciously about analytics, but each one is analyzing herself and her opponents, strategically and tactically, before a match, between points and before every shot.Top-ranked players can afford coaches who analyze and dissect play instead of serving as glorified companions, hitting partners and lay sports psychologists — but even they can’t help players once they’re on court at Grand Slam tournaments.1The WTA, which runs professional women’s events outside of the Grand Slams, allows on-court coaching during matches.Singles players make hundreds of decisions in each match, sometimes thousands,2A match usually contains more than 100 points, and each point can contain a dozen or more shots. all alone on their side of the net. Hit a backhand or run around the ball to hit a forehand? Hit the ball with slice or topspin? Come to net or stay back? Go for placement, speed or spin on serve? Serve to your opponent’s forehand or backhand? Any one decision like these might involve an entire coaching staff in another sport, but tennis players not only do it alone, but under match conditions that evolve because of weather, injury or an opponent’s change in strategy.In this way, the sport’s very format lends itself to invention and calculated risk-taking. Top stars play as many times in a season as an NBA or NHL team, and far more often than an NFL team. Unlike those team sports, though, they aren’t working toward a single championship. Each event is a fresh start, and the biggest events — the Grand Slams — come four times a year. This year there’s an extra target in the Olympic Games. Lose at a major tournament, and there’s another chance or two in the next few months.The experimentation isn’t just born out of opportunity, but necessity. Every tennis player who isn’t ranked No. 1 gets chances to play as an underdog, as seen in this year’s Australian Open. Angelique Kerber is ranked sixth in the world, yet bookies gave her just a 19 percent chance of beating No. 16 Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals because Azarenka had won all six of their previous matches. (For the vast majority of matches — those that aren’t fixed — prematch odds are a decent indicator of players’ chances to win.) Maria Sharapova is ranked fifth in the world, yet she was given just a 22 percent chance of beating top-ranked Serena Williams in the quarterfinals — after all, she’d lost 17 matches in a row to the American. Even after losing a match in which she tried guessing where Williams would hit her first serves, Sharapova said she relished meeting her rival. “If I don’t have that chance then I don’t have the opportunity to try something different,” Sharapova said. She added, “She makes you go back to the drawing board, not just for me, but for many other players.”Underdogs can try new things without much fear of failure, and sometimes those new methods can produce great upsets, such as Fernando Verdasco’s win over Rafael Nadal in the first round despite being given just an 11 percent chance before the match. Sometimes they almost produce great upsets, like when Gilles Simon (4 percent) extended Novak Djokovic to five sets in the fourth round. And sometimes they don’t even come close, like when Margarita Gasparyan (8 percent) won just three games in the fourth round against Williams. “I have a lot of double faults because I want to hit the ball more aggressive in the second serve, but I have mistakes,” Gasparyan said. Sometimes you swing big and you miss big. But that loss didn’t cost Gasparyan any money or ranking points, didn’t bring her any harsh questions from reporters, and didn’t get Gasparyan fired by her boss, because she has no boss.Players who were big underdogs, or faced them, often use the word “aggressive” to describe their approach in trying to pull off a big upset — Kerber used it in one news conference to describe how Annika Beck had tried to beat her, and how she would in turn try to beat Azarenka. Sometimes aggression can describe underdogs’ in-match demeanor, like when Lukas Rosol unnerved Nadal with his posture while returning serve on his way to eliminating the two-time champion from Wimbledon in 2012. More often, though, “aggressive” describes underdogs’ style of play, such as Rosol’s and Verdasco’s. It means playing offense, not defense, and taking big risks on individual shots by hitting the ball hard, close to the lines and the top of the net. Any one shot is less likely to go in, but hitting a series of shots like that throughout a match can neutralize top players’ defensive skills and natural talents while giving underdogs their best chance to win. Tennis players have figured out something that still flummoxes multimillionaire decision-makers in other sports: The riskiest strategy is often what looks like the lowest-risk tactic, and even if aggressive shots misfire once or twice, hitting many of them will pay off down the line.“Today I was just like trying to be as aggressive as possible, but also not like so crazy,” Verdasco said after ousting Nadal. “Sometimes if you do like what I did today, you put all the balls outside, it’s like, ‘This guy’s crazy. He just hit everything and he miss.’ But when they are coming in, you play unbelievable. The difference is just so little and can be so big.”“I’m an aggressive player,” Sharapova said after her fourth-round win. “But there is a difference between making the wrong errors and making the right errors. I feel like, yeah, I made errors. I went sometimes for a little bit too much. But I think the difference is sometimes you’re making errors, but you feel like you’re doing the right thing. Ultimately when the time comes, you have to believe that those errors are just, you know, a few centimeters wide or long that they’re going to start going in.” Sharapova had to believe guessing Williams’s serve placements would give her a better chance to win. She didn’t, but she probably wouldn’t have anyway, and it might work in a future meeting.Not every player, though, has the same strength and competitive advantages of Rosol, Verdasco and Sharapova. Part of what makes a tennis tournament a lab with many simultaneous experiments is the wide range of players’ physiques and skills. After Barbora Strycova’s effort to beat Azarenka in the fourth round fell short, Strycova — who is seven and a half inches shorter than Azarenka — was asked about her unusual style, which includes serving and volleying, a rarity in women’s tennis today. “I’m not big enough to play powerful tennis,” Strycova said.Simon is 6-foot, weighs just 154 pounds and has earned more than $10 million with his mind and his defense, not his power. After he’d pushed Djokovic to the limit, Simon contrasted himself with Stan Wawrinka, the last man to oust Djokovic from a Slam. “I have to find my own way to do it,” Simon said. “Like I wish I could hit like Stan, but that’s far from being the case. … I just try to keep it simple, use my strengths, use his weaknesses, yeah, just try to work it out.”Roger Federer was watching. When a reporter pointed to Djokovic’s 100 unforced errors against Simon — representing 57 percent of the points the Frenchman won — as a sign the world No. 1 played badly, Federer replied, “How much did you see Gilles Simon play? I’m just wondering, because I think people miss the point of him. He plays every match like that. He makes you miss. He makes you go for the lines and he runs down a lot of balls. A lot of points end in errors … he knows exactly what he’s doing out there, and it worked almost to the very end.”Athletes of all sizes and skills can thrive in part because tennis’s structure rewards idiosyncratic game styles, whatever you may have heard about the stultifying sameness of today’s players. At the macro level, that may be true, but players who have an uncommon style are hard to prepare for when matchups are set only a day or two ahead of time, and when you could face any of hundreds of other players in a Grand Slam. Dustin Brown was 30 when he upset a 29-year-old Nadal last year at Wimbledon, yet the two had played just once before and Nadal looked utterly perplexed by Brown’s serve-and-volley, go-for-broke, rush-between-serves game. Williams doesn’t encounter many opponents like Roberta Vinci, whose slicing, net-charging game halted the world No. 1’s 33-match Grand Slam winning streak at the U.S. Open last year.And a player’s style isn’t a fixed quantity but one that can change during a career. A player can change her serve, or her racket, or where she stands on returns, or how often she comes to net. Federer has gone from a serve-and-volley style on fast surfaces earlier in his career to a baseline game to a hybrid that includes net charges off short-hop returns. He found the right mix for one set against Djokovic in Thursday’s semifinal, but Djokovic’s own tactical countermoves won the day, clinching the decisive break with a searing return as Federer charged the net. Fellow semifinalist Milos Raonic, who beat Federer to win the Brisbane tournament earlier this month, has excelled this year by improving his net game. Sharapova has started switching her racket to her nondominant left hand to reach balls out wide. Sometimes players work on new tactics in practice, then unveil them in matches — and shelve or retool them if they don’t work out. The constant adjustments to counter new rivals and tactics push the best players to new heights — by our Elo measure, Djokovic is playing the best tennis the sport has ever seen.The tennis lab is far from optimal. The sport’s stats are limited and hamstrung by its fragmented structure, which makes it hard for players — and for us — to quantify the success of new gambits. Many players and coaches don’t pay attention to the stats that are available. For every player who talks tactics in news conferences, there are three who say they just try to “play my game.”But don’t just listen to what they say. Watch how they play. You might learn a thing or two about mixed strategy and when the biggest risk is not taking risks. The women’s and men’s singles finals start at 3:30 a.m. Eastern on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. That’s not too early for coaches in another sport who could stand to learn about the right time to take risks.CORRECTION (Feb. 1, 10:50 a.m.): An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Rafael Nadal’s record at Wimbledon. Nadal was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2011 to Novak Djokovic, and so was not the defending champion in 2012. read more

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Salah is not a oneseason wonder warns Milner

first_imgMohamed Salah will prove to everyone that he is not a one-season wonder by producing another spectacular campaign for Liverpool, says his teammate James MilnerThe Egyptian King surpassed all expectations in his debut season at Liverpool and enjoyed a prolific campaign that saw finish with 44 goals in all competitions to his name, as well setting a new Premier League record by netting 32 times in a 38-game season.Salah’s impressive displays saw him beat the likes of Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne to win the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards.And it appears that the 26-year-old is ready for another fruitful campaign with Salah taking only 52 seconds to find the back of the net in Thursday’s International Champions Cup match against Manchester City.“The best players in the world aren’t known because they just did it in one season, they do it over and over again. He is more than capable of doing that. There is pressure when you have had one good year to deliver again but he is a top player. He’s shown that. He’s going to keep on going,” said Milner, according to FourFourTwo.“We need to keep improving as a side with him as well and make sure that all the pressure is not on his shoulders to deliver goals and get us out of tough situations. It’s down to all of us to help him be the best player he can and do that as part of a team.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Real Madrid and Barcelona were believed to have been interested in signing Salah this summer after his sensational season at Anfield.But Milner insists he was never worried.“I was never worried, personally. There’s always going to be stories when players do well. You saw how well he played last season, improving, and he seems happy so I don’t see any reason why he’d want to go,” he added.“When there’s speculation about your players it means that they are playing well and performing. You’ve seen what him and Sadio [Mane] have brought when they’ve come on.”Salah ended the uncertainty surrounding his future earlier this summer by signing a new five-year deal at Liverpool with no release clause included.last_img read more

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Nathan Fletcher on federal lawsuit over Californias sanctuary city laws

first_img 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 SettingsThe State of California is being sued by the federal government for its sanctuary laws and several California cities have come out in support of the lawsuit.County Supervisor Candidate Nathan Fletcher disagrees with the lawsuit and says it is important to support San Diego immigration officials. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Nathan Fletcher on federal lawsuit over California’s sanctuary city laws March 30, 2018 Posted: March 30, 2018last_img read more

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Lawmakers Press DOD Over Veteran Medical Record Reforms

first_img ADC AUTHOR House Appropriations Committee lawmakers grilled senior Pentagon officials Wednesday for their inability to implement veterans medical record reforms, The Washington Examiner reported.The lawmakers castigated the officials for an ongoing inability for DOD and VA personnel to digitally share medical records, among other medical records system reforms that remain unfulfilled.“In the meantime, we’ve got young veterans dying, going blind, suffering interminable illness because of bureaucratic crap,” Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said.Rogers said one of his constituents, an injured Iraq War veteran, lost sight in both of his eyes due to the flawed medical records system.Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan addressed the problem during the hearing, acknowledging there remains a degree of interoperability between DOD’s and VA’s medical record systems when it comes to basic biographical data.“We recognize that we owe to our servicemen and women to take care of them,” Shanahan said. “I mean, you have that commitment from me.”Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) said the delays have “incensed and infuriated” many on the committee.Army photo by Sgt. Micah Merrilllast_img read more

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