World No. 1 Naomi Osaka adds American coach Jermaine Jenkins to team

first_imgJenkins, a hitting partner of Venus Williams in the past, recently was appointed as the United States Tennis Association’s women’s national coach.”Had a great dinner with the team,” Osaka posted on Twitter. “[I am] also taking this moment to thank Jermaine for joining us and coming on board.”Had a great dinner with the team also taking this moment to thank Jermaine for joining us and coming on board lol— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) February 28, 2019Osaka, the reigning U.S. and Australian Open champion, has been without a full-time coach since her split this month with Sascha Bajin. Japan Tennis Association trainer Masashi Yoshikawa assisted in her disappointing Dubai Tennis Championships. World No. 1 Naomi Osaka has added Jermaine Jenkins to her team, she announced Thursday.Osaka didn’t confirm Jenkins’ role other than to say the American has linked up with the two-time Grand Slam champion. last_img read more


first_imgThe 1985 All-Ireland ST Eunans team.Most had heads of thick black or red hair.But 30 years later, most whose locks have greyed are thankful it’s even there.Indeed it’s a far cry form the streets of Letterkenny for the St Eunan’s College won the FAIS Senior Schools All-Ireland Soccer title. Members of the 1985 winning squad will reunite on Saturday to mark the milestone and relive the good old days again. Only two colleges (St Eunan’s and PCC Falcarragh) have ever won senior schools soccer titles in Donegal.A St Eunan’s team led by the likes of Colm McGonigle, Eunan McIntyre, Charlie Mulgrew and Pauric McDaid lifted the title in 1979 and three-years later Fr Michael Sweeney’s PCC side won the final in Belfield, Dublin. Johnny Kelly netted a hatrick for PCC in a side that included Sean Ferry, Eddie McGinley, John O’Brien, Hugh McFadden and Paul McGonagle.Thirteen years elapsed after the PCC win before St Eunan’s defeated Beneavin College 3-0 in the final at Finn Park. The manager of the St Eunan’s team was Mickey Houston, assisted by Eddie Harvey.The St Eunan’s team was: Andrew McGovern, Pascal Cullen, Tommy Ryan (captain), Kieran Mullen, Packie Dunnion, Peter McIntyre, Stephen McMenamin, Charlie Joe McGinley, Danny Doogan, Sean Reilly and Sean McBride. Subs; John Monaghan, Gerard McBride, Joe O’Boyle, Enda O’Donnell, Daithi Ramsey and Greg Cullen. The scorers in the final were Danny Doogan, Sean McBride and C.J.McGinley- ironically Peter McIntyre’s set pieces played a part in all three goals. The Beneavin side included the likes of ex-Dublin GAA stars Keith Barr and Charlie Redmond, Graham Kavanagh (Irish International-Schools) and the talented George Crampton.So, where are they now? Well the bunch didn’t do too badly for themselves when they left their former Alma Mater.Andrew McGovern is the Financial Controller at LYIT, Pascal Cullen is a teacher, Tommy Ryan is a businessman and Packie Dunnion is well known as the former joint proprietor of the Orchard Inn and property developer.Peter McIntrye (Peter Mac to those of us who know him well) is the joint owner with his wife Elizabeth of The Allingham Arms, Bundoran, Stephen McMenamin works for a private equity firm in New York while C.J is the deputy editor of the Donegal News.Danny Doogan runs a painting and decorating firm, Sean Reilly is a Pyschotherapist with the HSE while Sean McBride is a self employed wooden floor contractor. The 1985 team are being afforded a special welcome return to the college at 2.30pm for a meet and greet. They will play a light challenge match against a local select before retiring for a meal, presentation etc at the Mt Errigal Hotel around 6.30pm.After that, the plan is being kept a tightly guarded secret. But, don’t be surprised if you bump into a few old 1985 boys in local hostelries. Be kind and afford them a rant or two. After all, we’re all young at heart!.THREE DECADES AND A FEW GREY HAIRS LATER FOR ST EUNANS ALL-IRELAND TEAM! was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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)last_img read more

Athletics break HR record, sweep Rangers

first_imgARLINGTON — The A’s swept the Texas Rangers with a 6-1 win on Sunday afternoon. They’ve now won six in a row.Matt Chapman’s home run in the ninth inning broke the A’s single season record for home runs with 244. The previous record was 243 in 1996.Marcus Semien hit his 30th home run of the season, closing a couple milestones for the A’s. It matched the single-season record and Semien became the third Athletic in the 30-homer club this season, joining Matt Chapman (33) and Matt Olson (34). The …last_img

Jats to intensify agitation over reservation issue

first_imgAccusing the Haryana government of misleading the Jat community on the issue of reservation and presenting wrong facts before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti on Wednesday decided to intensify its agitation.Road blockadeReferring to alleged detention of several workers in Hisar earlier this month while trying to boycott the official programme of State’s Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu, ABJASS national president Yashpal Malik, at a meeting in Rohtak, told the office-bearers and the district chiefs of the committee to be prepared to even block the roads if the government committed atrocities on the demonstrators.Mr. Malik said the agitation, kicked-off in nine districts of the State a fortnight ago, would be intensified and all villages in these districts would remain on alert.Reaching outThe Jat leader said the second phase of the agitation would be announced soon and the Samiti would also reach out to the people in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where the elections are due later this year. He said events have been planned in all districts of Haryana and also the Jat-dominated States to mark the martyrdom of Sunil Sheoran, who had died during reservation agitation on September 13, 2010.Mr. Malik alleged that the Haryana government was delaying the issue of Jat reservation and also resorting to illegal methods to curb the peaceful agitation by the Samiti.‘Govt. defaming Jats’ He also accused the BJP government of inciting violence during the reservation agitation in 2016 through its Ministers and MLAs to defame the Jat community.last_img read more

La Mesa crash leaves pedestrian with lifethreatening injuries

first_imgLa Mesa crash leaves pedestrian with life-threatening injuries LA MESA (KUSI) – An early-morning pedestrian crash in La Mesa left a man fighting for his life Saturday, police said.Just after 1:45 a.m., dispatchers were told a man had been struck by an SUV at the intersection of Fletcher Parkway and Baltimore Drive, according to La Mesa police Lt. Vince Brown.The man, believed to be in his 60s, had been walking north in a crosswalk when he was struck, Brown said. The driver stayed at the scene after the crash and cooperated with police.The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Brown said. No identity has been released.Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the collision. June 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 3:55 PM Posted: June 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Candidate Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville recently interviewed State Representative Candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury) as part of WCTV’s 2018 Candidate Conversations series.Prinzivalli answers the following questions:Why are you in this race?How are you approaching the race differently from when you started this race prior to State Rep. Miceli’s untimely passing vs. now?Describe your background, what you bring to the table, and how long you’ve lived in the area.What binds the towns of Tewksbury and Wilmington, and their people, together?Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?Tell us about your campaign thus far. What have you been up to? What will you be doing leading up to Election Day to get your word out?Watch the 8-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Erin Buckley Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

US travel industry grapples with fallout from Trumps latest travel ban

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Posted by Tags: America, Donald Trumpcenter_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — The U.S. travel industry is gearing up for a bumpy road ahead as it deals with the negative fallout from President Trump’s new travel ban.In the days leading up to yesterday’s new executive order, the U.S. Travel Association urged the Trump administration to include language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.The plea came amid mounting signs that President Trump’s initial order, which imposed restrictions on visitors from certain high-risk countries and pledged a security review of overall visa procedures, has had a broad chilling effect on demand for international travel to the U.S.U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said he believes many international travellers may have drastically misunderstood Trump’s intentions as wanting to discourage international visitors generally, not just those who pose a security risk.“Security is a top priority for the U.S. travel community, but it’s critical to balance both sides of the ledger: make clear who is not welcome, but also who remains welcome,” Dow said. “Not doing so would be to double-down on doubts, discontent and division that risk significant economic harm.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesInbound international travel is the No. 1 U.S. services export, and No. 3 export overall.While narrower in scope, the revised travel ban handed down yesterday “still sends a horrible message to the world, to Muslim-Americans, and to minority communities across the country, without any demonstrable benefit to national security,” said Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring yesterday.The revised travel order, taking effect March 16, leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects would-be visitors from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. It takes effect March 16.The original travel ban caused immediate panic and chaos at airports around the country as Homeland Security officials scrambled to interpret how it was to be implemented and travellers were detained before being sent back overseas or blocked from getting on airplanes abroad. The order quickly became the subject of several legal challenges and was ultimately put on hold last month by a federal judge in Washington state. That ruling was upheld by a federal appeals court.“This travel ban is an improvement over the January 27th version, as it is narrower in scope and provides greater clarity about those travelers who would not be subject to the ban,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“The specific exemption for legal permanent residents, dual nationals and current visa holders will help mitigate confusion for the international traveling public.”“Any increased restrictions on passenger travel must be based in safety and security to ensure that the ability to travel is not impeded unnecessarily. It will remain a focus of the business travel industry to hold disruptions to a minimum, and we will continue to monitor the implementation of this ban closely.”About US$185 million in U.S. business travel bookings were lost in the week following the January U.S. travel ban, as the uncertainty surrounding travel in general had a ripple effect on traveller confidence, according to the GBTA.Dow says international travel is integral to the president’s stated economic priorities. “As a businessman and hospitality entrepreneur, it is safe to say he never intended to discourage legitimate travellers from coming to the U.S.” U.S. travel industry grapples with fallout from Trump’s latest travel banlast_img read more

Brexit benefit Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, November 20, 2017 Share LONDON — Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country’s 2019 departure from the European Union. But there’s one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfall from the Brexit decision – local tourism.The sharp fall in the value of the British pound since last year’s Brexit vote – it’s down around 15% against a range of currencies – has made the country, which has been widely considered one of the more expensive places to visit, better value for money.That means the pound in a tourist’s pocket now goes further in what travel experts Euromonitor International say is the world’s 8th most popular destination for overseas visitors in terms of revenue.“It’s been quite positive from European countries and from the U.S., all over,” said Jo Bachelor, head of sales at Encore Tickets, which sells one in five tickets in London’s West End, 45 per cent of which are to overseas visitors.Overall, she said, the firm’s international sales for shows like “The Lion King,” ”Wicked“ and ”The Phantom of the Opera“ are 8% ahead of budget, and would have been higher were it not for security concerns raised by the terror attacks in London, which weighed particularly on travellers from Japan and school trips from Europe.Encore’s performance this year is illustrative of what is going on in British travel and tourism – a Brexit bounce.Official figures released Friday showed overseas residents made 3.9 million visits to Britain in August, up 5 per cent on a year earlier. They also spent 2.8 billion pounds, up 3%. So far in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics, visitor numbers have risen 8% to 27.1 million while tourist earnings have swelled 10 per cent to 16.4 billion pounds.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThe lower pound should be a boon to exporters, but not all sectors are enjoying the same rewards, partly because many firms, particularly those in manufacturing, have seen their costs rise as imported goods like energy have become more expensive because of the currency’s fall. Many firms have also been reluctant to invest in their businesses amid the Brexit uncertainty.As a result, the wider British economy has slowed. Before the June 2016 Brexit vote, the British economy was one of the fastest-growing major economies. Now it’s one of the slowest and most forecasters expect tepid growth for as long as uncertainty surrounds Britain’s future economic relationship with the EU, its main trading partner.Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019 but many businesses, particularly in the finance sector, have warned that they could start putting plans to relocate into Europe into action early next year if no progress in the Brexit talks is seen. Thousands of jobs are predicted to be leaving London for other cities on the continent.The British travel and tourism sector does not operate in a bubble. It, too, is nervously awaiting the outcome of the Brexit discussions.In the event of a “no deal” scenario, in which Britain crashes out of the EU and puts up restrictions on goods, services and people coming into the country, the sector would not be immune. The implications of “no deal” would likely be felt far and wide in the travel and tourism sector, not least in Spain, the No. 1 destination for Britons, as well as Ireland, the only EU country that the U.K. shares a land border with.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedRoxanne Keeney, operations and business development at sports ticketing agency Champions Travel, said any Brexit scenario that sees customs barriers and other restrictions going up, could have “a really detrimental impact” on the firm. Champions Travel, which sells tickets for Premier League soccer matches primarily to European customers, operates out of Donegal in northwest Ireland, on the border with Northern Ireland.“It could be a whole lot more difficult for people to travel easily into Britain using our packages,” she said.While the lower pound has been a boon to inbound tourism, there are signs it’s weighed on travel abroad by making holidays more expensive for the British. That matters as the British are the fourth-largest spending nation on travel abroad, according to Euromonitor.According to the statistics agency, the number of Britons travelling abroad during August, the top month for families to go abroad, fell 3 per cent on the year before to 8.9 million.The picture is not so clear-cut though as British residents spent 6.2 billion pounds on their visits abroad, up 1 per cent on a year ago. And overall in 2017, the figures suggest the British are reluctant to give up on their treasured time abroad. The number going overseas so far is up 3 per cent to just under 50 million and they spent nearly 31 billion pounds, or 5 per cent more than the year before.The British, according to Nick Longman, managing director of U.K. and Ireland operations at TUI, the world’s biggest travel firm, still view holidays as an “absolute must.” By: Pan PylasSource: The Associated Press Tags: Britain & Europe, Trend Watch Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britainlast_img read more