first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFTFor many years researchers have studied various aspects that contribute to the stability of intimate relationships. For instance, commitment level, compatibility, and communication are common areas that are discussed in the literature [1]. With regard to couple communication, Dr. John Gottman is noted for his research surrounding negative communication styles within relationships that tend to predict relationship failure [2, 3]. They include criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. A detailed description of these negative communication styles are listed in the table below. Gottman, J., Coan, J., Carrere, S., & Swanson, C. (1998). Predicting marital happiness and stability from newlywed interactions. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 60(1), 5-22.What can couples do to remedy the harmful effects of the 4 Horsemen?Here are a few communication tips that couples can use to help develop sound relationships:Have a clear understanding of your partner’s complaintsLook for what is valid in your partner’s complaints and make this the focus of what is addressedSpeak respectfully even when angryPractice holding yourself and your partner in warm regard, even during a fight or when you feel distantDevelop skill that help repair damage that has occurred in the relationshipLive up to agreements you have made with your partner or initiate a time to renegotiateMake requests and needs to your partner clear, simple and specificShare compliments, verbal affection, and appreciation for one another daily [Flickr, Melissa and Dan by Rachel Adams, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015In addition to the above tips, Gottman and colleagues have developed a curriculum for couples’ retreats that hone in on 7 areas thought to build sound relationships. These include building love maps, sharing fondness and admiration, turning towards one another for emotional connection, having a positive perspective, managing conflict, making life dreams come true, and creating shared meaning. For more information on each of these areas, click here.  We’ve discussed couple’s retreat options and marriage and relationship enrichment programs for military families in previous posts. It is helpful for service professionals working with military couples to be aware of common relationship building interventions offered in these types of programs to assist couples in not only recognizing the benefits of these services, but also in helping couples determine what type of program would cater to their specific needs.References[1] Kimberly, C., & Werner-Wilson, R. (2013). From John Lee to John Gottman: Recognizing intra- and interpersonal differences to promote marital satisfaction. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 1, 32-46.[2] Gottman, J.M., & Silver, N. (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work: A practical guide from the country’s foremost relationship expert. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.[3] Gottman, J.M., Coan, J., Carrere, S., & Swanson, C. (1998). Predicting marital happiness and stability from newlywed interactions. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 60(1), 5-22.This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is 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.last_img read more

first_imgPANAJI: The Panaji Police on Wednesday booked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State vice-president Anil Hoble, his wife and son, Milind, for assaulting his daughter in-law and harassing her for dowry. According to a First Information Report filed at the Women’s Police Station in Panaji following a complaint by the victim’s mother, Suchita Shirodkar, Mr. Hoble and the two others have been booked under Sections 498 (a), 323 (domestic violence causing hurt) 506 (ii) (criminal intention) and Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. “An FIR has been registered following a complaint by Ms. Shirodkar, who is based in Mumbai. The case is under investigation,” Superintendent of Police(Crime) Karthik Kashyap told The Hindu. Mr. Hoble dismissed the allegations as baseless, and told reporters that he would tell the truth at the appropriate time. In her complaint, Ms. Shirodkar has said that she received a call from Mr. Hoble around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, asking her to pick up her daughter from their residence near Panaji. “When we reached there, my daughter had injury marks. Mr. Hoble threatened to shoot us and chop us up with a knife,” she said. The complainant has alleged that Mr. Hoble and his family had been demanding dowry from her daughter since she married his son, Milind, in 2009.last_img read more

first_imgThe best-selling book title in the world of research policy: Scientists Are from Mars, Policymakers Are from Venus. OK, maybe not, but you’d be forgiven for thinking so.”The conventional wisdom and rhetoric is that decision-makers and scientists don’t see the world the same way,” says Erica Fleishman, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis. Scientists, thank you very much, are methodical, detail-focused, and partial to nuance and caveats. In contrast, policymakers want clear-cut solutions to real-world problems right now. Some people worry that scientists might not even be working hard enough on the issues most relevant to land managers.Fleishman wanted to find out if the concerns were true. She teamed up with Murray Rudd, a social scientist at the University of York in the United Kingdom, who studies science policy. The two started with 40 scientific questions about resource management that had been identified as important by a large survey of scientists and policymakers in 2011. Then they created a web-based poll and asked scientists and policymakers (including advisers and resource managers) across the United States to rank the 40 questions in order of importance. More than 600 surveys were completed between October 2011 and April 2012. Specifically, participants were asked which questions, if answered, would affect natural resource policy the most over the next 5 to 10 years.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)It turned out that both groups had generally similar views about the relative importance of the questions. “We were surprised that things were as aligned as they were,” Fleishman says. When Rudd sent Fleishman a chart showing the degree of consensus about the single most important issue, her reaction was “Wow! That was striking.” The analysis ranks all 40 questions by how likely each was to be voted as most important and was published online 5 February in BioScience.Here are the top 10, paraphrased slightly for clarity:10. How do different kinds of governance lead to ecosystem resilience?9. What will happen to ecosystems as land use and climate change alter the composition of species?8. What are the ecological and economic effects of restoring forests, wetlands, and streams?7. What are reliable scientific metrics for detecting long-term changes in ecosystems?6. How do different agricultural practices and technologies affect water availability and quality?5. What is the ecological cost of developing new sources of energy?4. How might land be managed to maximize carbon storage, ecosystem resilience, and other benefits?3. How will coastal residents and ecosystems be affected by sea-level rise and climate change?2. How do you quantify ecosystem services? And trade-offs among those benefits?1. How much water will be needed by people and nature over the century? How clean must it be?Fleishman says this kind of survey could be useful for agencies or organizations that are trying to establish an objective basis for how to invest limited resources. Soliciting opinions and ranking them to find clear winners can help avoid doing “colossally stupid things,” she says.A few notes about the survey: Respondents included 194 policymakers, 70 government scientists, and 228 academic scientists. More than half had Ph.D.s; 77% had more than a decade of experience.last_img read more

first_imgWrestler Narsingh Yadav fails second dope test RIO OLYMPICSFreestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test Narsingh has been claiming that his rivals spiked his food supplements and meals. RELATED WFI backs Narsingh, says it’s a conspiracy Narsingh demands CBI probe into doping scandal Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails second dope test SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 27, 2016 sportcenter_img Wrestler Narsingh Yadav meets PM Modi Published on Narsingh Yadav’s hopes of competing in the Olympics seemed bleak today after the wrestler failed a second dope test which was conducted on him on July 5.It is learnt that Narsingh, already under provisional suspension for failing a June 25 dope test, has also flunked the second test done on both his ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples taken on July 5.“It’s the same substance that was found in the first test. It was unlikely that it would go out of the system,” a Wrestling Federation of Indian source said referring to banned anabolic steroid methandienone.Narsingh has been claiming that he has been framed in the scandal by rivals, who, he alleged, spiked his food supplements and meals.But the 26-year-old’s food supplements have reportedly been found to be clean in tests conducted after his allegations, dealing a further blow to his Rio hopes.The Maharashtra wrestler had been picked over two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar after he won the quota place with a bronze medal in last year’s World Championships.Following the doping storm, Parveen Rana was named as Narsingh’s replacement in the 74kg category, a move that has been approved by United World Wrestling. × null COMMENT SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementCristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus last week at a world record €100m transfer from Real Madrid. Since then he has spoken for the first time regarding his move from his club of 9 years to his new home.The Portuguese was a record goalscorer at Real Madrid and won 4 CLs with them but received a hero’s welcome from the Bianconeri supporters when he arrived at the training ground earlier on Monday.“Juventus, in my opinion, is one of the best clubs in the world,” he said. “I prefer to think of myself in the present tense, the present is very clear: I enjoy football, I’m still rather young and I’ve always enjoyed challenges in my life.”The video with his first press conference for Juventus.Read Also:-Football: Twitterati reacts as the French add a second star to their kitFootball: Kaka talks about youngster, Kylian Mbappe “It was a well-thought-through decision and my friends and colleagues told me some time ago it was a club they thought I could play in Italy.”center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSrinagar, Apr 30 (PTI) A five-day winter games event, part of a preparatory camp for world winter games to be held in Austria next year, commenced at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district here today. Participants from within the state and neighbouring Himachal Pradesh are taking part in the games which will last till May 4, an official spokesman said. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh inaugurated the event which is being organized by Special Olympics Bharat. “It is a matter of great satisfaction that such sports events are being held in the state which provides platform to local youth to exhibit their talent,” Singh said and assured that the PDP-BJP government is committed to provide requisite infrastructure to boost sports activities in the State. He said Kashmir has a huge potential for holding such events and stressed for harnessing the potential for making Gulmarg as worlds best winter sports destination. Sports activities develop sportsmanship which helps in bridging gaps, he said and urged upon the out station participants of Himachal Pradesh to be ambassadors of peace and goodwill and take the message that people in Kashmir are tolerant and believe in brotherhood, harmony and inclusiveness. PTI MIJ TA ATKlast_img read more

first_imgThe Indian cricket team has seen a lot of new faces in the past couple of years in all three formats. Young and exciting players have bolstered the team setup with most of the new inductees performing exceedingly well in India and abroad.Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, etc. are some of the fresh faces who have replaced the senior pros in the team and have taken over the various responsibilities which their predecessors used to share.But even after watching the young guns perform on the field, the return of Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir into the Indian team  has brought a smile on the fans’ faces once again. (India recall Raina for first three ODIs against New Zealand)While Gambhir was included in the Test team as a replacement for the injured Lokesh Rahul in the ongoing series against New Zealand, Raina was on Thursday recalled into the ODI team for the five-match series against the Black Caps starting October 16 in Dharamsala.It has been two years since we last saw Gambhir play in an international match for India. The Oval Test against England in August 2014 was a nightmare for the diminutive left-handed opener who managed just 3 runs from that game and was consequently dropped from the Test team.Since then, Shikhar Dhawan has been the favoured opener for the side but poor form and inconsistency has let him down in the longest format. Rahul has now emerged as the future star of the team and has grabbed the opportunity of opening the innings with both hands whenever he has played for India.advertisementIt is certain that the team management will opt for Rahul in the upcoming matches this season, but with eyebrows raising over Dhawan’s place in the team with each passing match, Gambhir’s chances of clinching the reserve opener’s slot has increased.The 34-year-old is in the final stages of his career now and has the golden opportunity to bow out of international cricket with a bang.Raina, on the other hand, still has many more years of cricket left in him. He last played for India in the World T20 semi-final against the West Indies in March this year and has since been unable to find a place in the side. (‘Ambitious’ Gautam Gambhir as excited as debutant after India recall )During his peak, Raina was an irreplaceable asset in the limited-overs side. His skills with the bat, his part-time off-spin bowling and his fielding along with his bond with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had made him one of the top players in the team.Until the arrival of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it was Raina who was carrying the mantle of being the most talented young player in the team. But a string of poor scores and his inability to play the short ball led to his downfall.The second-highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League and India’s first centurion in T20Is, Raina was forced to get back to the grind of domestic circuit to regain his form and focus. (Gautam Gambhir on India comeback: I’m a little nervous and a little excited)Both these cricketers were a part of one of the most successful phases of Indian cricket and have featured in some of the most memorable games in the past.Gambhir had formed one of the most successful opening partnerships in Test cricket with Virender Sehwag, while Raina was the first Indian cricketer to hit a century in all three formats of the game.It remains to be seen if they find a place in the playing XI, Gambhir in the third Test at Indore and Raina in the first three ODIs against New Zealand, but their return has certainly brought back memories of the past for the time being.last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous ADLINK: pole mounted multi-access edge AI and machine learning solutionNext TI introduces smart AC/DC linear regulator NVIDIA announced the NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation autonomous vehicle simulation platform is now available. The cloud-based platform enables millions of miles to be driven in virtual worlds across a broad range of scenarios — from routine driving to rare and dangerous situations — with greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety than what is possible to achieve in the real world.First introduced at GTC last year, DRIVE Constellation is a data center solution comprised of two side-by-side servers. One server — DRIVE Constellation Simulator — uses NVIDIA GPUs running DRIVE Sim software to generate the sensor output from the virtual car driving in a virtual world. The other server — DRIVE Constellation Vehicle — contains the DRIVE AGX Pegasus AI car computer, which processes the simulated sensor data. The driving decisions from DRIVE Constellation Vehicle are fed back into DRIVE Constellation Simulator, enabling bit-accurate, timing-accurate hardware-in-the-loop testing.Simulation will become a key component for third-party and regulatory autonomous vehicle standards. Safety agencies such as TÜV SÜD are already using the platform to formulate their self-driving validation standards. The importance of simulation is recognized by the world’s largest automaker. NVIDIA also announced today that Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) is the first customer of DRIVE Constellation.On stage at GTC, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang demonstrated the scalability of the DRIVE Constellation platform seamlessly performing driving tests in the cloud. Developers anywhere in the world can submit simulation scenarios to DRIVE Constellation data centers and evaluate the results from their desks. This large-scale validation capability is comparable to operating an entire fleet of test vehicles, however, it is able to accomplish years of testing in a fraction of the time.DRIVE Constellation is an open platform into which ecosystem partners can integrate their environment models, vehicle models, sensor models and traffic scenarios. By incorporating datasets from the broader simulation ecosystem, the platform can generate comprehensive, diverse and complex testing environments.To this end, Cognata, a simulation company, announced that its scenario and traffic model can be supported on DRIVE Constellation. With Cognata’s traffic models, developers can define a number of vehicles and other road users, as well as their behavior, based on real-world traffic behavior.IPG Automotive, a leading automotive simulation company, is another ecosystem partner working with NVIDIA to enable a high-fidelity vehicle models. Its simulation software, CarMaker, is used to create virtual vehicle prototypes, including models of all main vehicle subsystems. Developers can include test vehicle responses to changes in steering, road surface, suspension, powertrain and vehicle control systems for function development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

first_imgPakistan seamer Sohail Tanvir has rubbed social media the wrong way after a video of his obscene send-off to Ben Cutting during the Caribbean Premier League went viral.Amidst all the talk of aggression and how the gentlemen of the game are slowly departing, Tanvir blew fire into the debate as he showed a double middle finger to Ben Cutting after bowling him out during the game between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.During the 17th over of the first innings, Tanvir was hit for a six by Cutting on the third ball of the over. In just the next delivery, Tanvir bowled a peach of a delivery to bowl out Cutting.Such was Tanvir’s frustration over being hit for a six in the previous ball and that he celebrated the wicket by showing a double middle finger to Cutting.Even though the ball he bowled to get the wicket was beautiful, his obscene and unwarranted send-off stole all the attention.#CPL2018 Sohail Tanvir bowls Ben Cutting after being hit for a six the previous delivery, then gives him the double finger!! Shocker! Has to be some sanction from watching. That said appears anything goes these days (@Lukesters) August 9, 2018Tanvir was slammed on Twitter for having disrespected his opponent in that manner and people called on International Cricket Council (ICC) to take an action against him.Even Chris Lynn took to Twitter to speak against Tanvir’s send-off calling it “pathetic”.advertisementPathetic send off from Tanvir #CPLT20Chris Lynn (@lynny50) August 9, 2018Many people on social media were disappointed upon seeing Tanvir’s actions. While some felt let down by his attitude, others felt that he will get away with this and that does not put the guardians of the game in good light.Extremely disappointing to see this in sports. But then, what else do you expect from Pakistanis? @Nair10Vineet @pb2410 watch thisMukund Iyer (@IyerM04) August 10, 2018Saw this while I was watching the game live briefly this morning. At first I thought my half asleep mind was creating a wrong impression but when the broadcasters didn’t show Tanvir’s celebration again, it raised more doubts.Should be banned for a few games.Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) August 10, 2018Never expected this form tanvir. He looked a good matured guy when he used to play for PakistanAbdur Rahman (@MohideenAlimKK) August 10, 2018Not at all good for a gentleman’s gameSasibhushan (@Sasi2079) August 10, 2018Im literally ashamed that he is my countryman. Shame on u shame on u, and such shame on u that I wont even type ur name while doing so #CPL2018 @TheRealPCBMedia @TheRealPCBSaleha (@Saleha_maqsood) August 10, 2018He’ll get away with this.Golovkin (@Golovkin16) August 10, 2018While most of the people poured their anger on Tanvir, some found it to be the opportunity to enjoy some good (@SabirJay) August 10, 2018@DennisCricket_ it’s meme time…Sports Banter (@CricketMemro) August 10, (@Alamzebk84) August 10, 2018Despite all the attention diverted to the controversy, Sohail Tanvir’s Guyana Amazon Warriors eventually won the match by six wickets.last_img read more

first_imgRishabh Pant’s cricketing talent is no secret: 20 catches and 350 runs in India’s historic Test series triumph over Australia are testimony to his skills on the field. But Pant is gaining popularity as a babysitter these days, thanks in no small measure to Australian Test captain Tim Paine.During the course of the intriguing Test series, Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine were constantly in each other’s ears. As wicketkeepers, both men were audible to the entire cricket world which was was hooked on to every ball of the four Tests played in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.The verbal exchanges picked up steam during the Boxing Day Test when Tim Paine asked Pant if he would like to babysit his kids while he took his wife out. Pant later hit back at Pant by calling him a temporary captain. It looked like getting out of control before a nice surprise on New Year’s Day.Pant was photographed with Mrs Paine and her kids at the Australian Prime Minister’s house with the tag of ‘Best Babysitter.’Social media was abuzz as the photo went viral within minutes.Now, Bonnie Paine is on the lookout for Pant again. With the Test series over, Pant is set to return home but his services may still be needed in Australia. Bonnie Paine has asked Rishabh Pant to babysit her kids once again (Bonnie Paine Instagram)However, Pant is in high demand even from his India teammate. Rohit Sharma, who recently became a father, wondered whether Pant would be happy to take over babysitting duties.advertisementMorning buddy. Heard your a good baby sitter, need one right now. Ritika will be quite happy @RishabPant777 Sharma (@ImRo45) January 9, 2019And guess what, Rishabh Pant has obliged.@ImRo45 Hahhaa.. Bhaiya @yuzi_chahal not doing his job properly? More than happy to babysit Samaira Congratulations @ritssajdehRishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) January 9, 2019Pant was the second highest run-scorer in the Test series behind Cheteshwar Pujara but he will now return home to rest. After that, he will look to do exactly what the team management has asked him to: learn how to finish games.#AUSvIND Scenes of @RishabPant777 dancing to our song; We’ve got Pant’ !.We’ve got PantRishab PantI just don’t think you’ll understandHe’ll hit you for a sixHe’ll babysit your kidsWe’ve got Rishab Pant’.#BharatArmySongBook #BharatArmy #12thMan #COTI Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) January 8, 2019Rishabh Pant made his Test debut in England and scored a hundred in only his third match at The Oval. Against the West Indies at home, Pant was dismissed for indentical scores of 92. In Australia, after getting starts in every innings, Pant blazed away to an unbeaten 159 in the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Pant’s constant chatter from behind the stumps made him a hit with the broadcasters. Even Tim Paine admitted Pant was a sport for accepting his invitation to click the viral baby-sitting photo.Also Read | Fans love ‘babysitter’ Pant’s photo with Tim Paine’s kids: Best thing I have seen all yearAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | The Pant and Paine show at MCG: When light-hearted banter turned offensivelast_img read more

first_imgAustralian Open: Djokovic thrashes Tsonga, Zverev survives 5-set battle to reach 3rd roundAustralian Open 2019 men’s singles roundup: While Novak Djokovic made light work of former finallist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, fourth seed Alexander Zverev survived a stiff test against Jeremy Chardy in the second round on Thursday.advertisement Reuters MelbourneJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 19:43 IST Top seed Novak Djokovic will face Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the third round of Australian Open 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic defeated former finallist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on ThursdaySix-time champion Djokovic has reached the third round at Australian Open for the 12th timeZverev needed five sets to beat unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France in the second roundEleven years after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 2008 Australian Open, top seed Novak Djokovic bested the Frenchman again at Melbourne Park to reach the third round early on Friday.The world number one Serb claimed a clinical 6-3 7-5 6-4 win over wildcard entry Tsonga in the late match at Rod Laver Arena.While Djokovic is seeking a third successive Grand Slam title, Tsonga has been on a different trajectory, with his ranking slipping to 177 after his 2018 season was cut short by a knee injury in April.The gap between the players’ standing was on full show as Djokovic cruised to victory in two hours and four minutes, setting up a mouthwatering intergenerational clash with Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.”I’ve been coming to Australia for the last 15 years… so hopefully I’ll be coming for 50 more.”We’ll still have you when you’re 81 @DjokerNole #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2019Germany’s Alexander Zverev wasted a flurry of opportunities before securing a 7-6(5) 6-4 5-7 6-7(6) 6-1 win over unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to book a place in the third round on Thursday.The 21-year-old, seeded fourth at Melbourne Park, looked set for an easy outing after taking a two-set lead and with a flurry of break points in the third set. But he wasted four chances to break and then lost his serve to surrender the third set.The Frenchman, ranked 36, won the fourth set in a tiebreak after Zverev, who claimed the 2018 ATP Tour Finals after beating Roger Federer in the semis and then Novak Djokovic, wasted four more break point opportunities in the seventh game.advertisementChardy ran out of steam in the final set as his errors mounted and Zverev cantered to victory in three hours and 46 minutes. He next plays local wildcard Alex Bolt, who stunned 29th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 2-6 6-4 4-6 7-6(8) 6-4.Nothing but respect from Alexander Zverev to @jimchardy #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2019Also Read | Don’t know where all my trophies are: Serena after storming into Australian Open 3rd roundAlso Read | I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes viralAlso Read | Australian Open: Raonic outserves Wawrinka, Nishikori survives massive scareFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Australian Open 2019Follow Alexander ZverevFollow Jo-Wilfried TsongaFollow Jeremy Chardy Nextlast_img read more

first_imgThe Jazz Foundation of America presents the 15th annual A Great Night In Harlem concert.For 27 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping the musicians who played with everyone from Duke Ellington & Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix & The Rolling Stones. They now assist in more than 7,000 cases a year nationwide.The 15th annual A Great Night In Harlem will transport you with thrilling moments of music and real life stories of musicians saved by JFA.The concert will feature Dr. John, recipient of the Hank Jones Award, as well as special appearances by The John Mayer Trio, Bruce Willis, Robert Randolph, Robert Cray and more…October 27th, 2016Apollo Theater253 West 125th Street, New York, NY (btw 7th & 8th Ave.)Find out more here.last_img read more

Stockholm – The Moroccan Muay Thai team won one gold medal, two silver and two bronze ones at the Muay Thai World Championship, held in the city of Jonkoping in Sweden.Champion Saad Saadoun (57 kg) won a gold medal after beating Friday night in the final Rustan Bayramduryen (Turkmenistan).For his part, Aziz El felak (- 81 kg) won a silver medal after his defeat in the final by Russian Sergey Veselkin. The second silver medal was won by Issam Bougadir (54 kg) who played the final against Dmitriy Zuyev (Kazakhstan).The two bronze medals were won by Salaheddine Nait El Ghazi (60 kg) and Ilham El Bourkadi after being outclassed in the semi-finals of this world championship.Saturday, Meriem El Moubarik will play the final against Vietnamese LY Bui Yen, three times world champion.

NEW YORK — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure report providing a glimpse into how his hotels, resorts and other businesses fared last year (all times local):2 p.m.President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure form shows revenue held steady last year at several of his major hotels and resorts.His Doral golf course and club in Miami generated about $76 million in revenue last year, about $1 million more than in 2017. Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, took in nearly $23 million, a drop of more than $2 million.Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel near the White House, a magnet for lobbyists and diplomats, generated nearly $41 million, up less than half a million from last year.While Trump has refused to release his tax records, he has been filing the less-specific financial disclosure reports since he began running for president. They list revenues rather than profits, and many figures are in ranges rather than specific dollar amounts.___12:05 a.m.President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure report is expected to provide a rare glimpse into whether his presidency has helped or hurt his hotels, golf resorts and other parts of his business empire.The report expected to be released Thursday will be closely studied for changes in revenue at key properties, including his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, his Washington, D.C., hotel and his Doral golf resort in Miami.Experts say the Trump business has taken a hit from the president’s divisive policies and rhetoric, though the Trump Organization says much of the business is fine. One of two Trump sons in charge of the business, Eric Trump, told The Associated Press last year that “Doral is on fire.”The Associated Press read more

first_imgBy Amie SillahMahtarr He visited Ken to give him a message from Sheriff then his phone rang. “Your Excellency! I am on an errand, the Sheriff sent me to deliver a message and I’ll be available tomorrow by God’s power.” “I should come now, now it is urgent and cannot wait.” Then he paused and stares at Ken who is overwhelmed.“You’ve seen it for yourself, his Excellency the High Commissioner needs me urgently and I have to go. Don’t allow the housekeeper that gladdens your heart to escape you is the Sheriff’s message; I do the errands for him as he is stationary. Your wife is Lolly, many are called but few are chosen.” He left a great impression on Ken who believes him in tutu.Lolly She enjoyed herself with the semester who promised to take her to greener pastures. All the same she was able to collect D1,000,000.00 from him and said she was going to invest in a small business to maintain herself and her family. Dave was impressed.Dave “I have my documents recently just give me more time before I marry you and help you come over,” he promised Lolly.At Home Lolly came home quite exhausted, she asked for water which Ken gave her. “You look tired and exhausted, your village must be far away,” Ken posited.Lolly “It is far away in the interior and the roads are bad.”Ken “What did your seer say about the semester.”Lolly “He said the semester is not my husband that my husband will dream about me and will approach me in due course. He said I should wait for that and not be in a hurry.”Ken    “I am your dream man, will you marry me and give me my children? I am daily dreaming about you since I set my eyes on you.”Lolly She pretended to make it real and felt amazed. “Really! Will gossip not say that you were masterminded? I am not snatching anyone’s man Oh!”Ken “You are my wife, Mahtarr said it and I saw you vividly in my dreams. What do you want me to give you as ‘first marriage gift’ (Menge gu njayka)?”Lolly “I am not a greedy person, whatever your heart desires give me and I’ll accept it whole heartedly.”Ken “That’s my woman, I’ll give you a precious marriage gift because since I know you, you have gladden my heart and I am very pleased with your performance and know you’ll be a better wife than Neneh, that evil, deceitful woman.”Lolly “Don’t spoil my day by mentioning Neneh, she is gone and gone forever.” Ken apologised and promised never to mention her name again. Lolly hugged and kissed him. “That’s better my love, let’s move forward and never look backward, backward never and forward ever.” Lolly was thrilled when Ken left and she rang the aunties. “The hour has come he has proposed to me, everything fitted very well.”At the Village The children were enrolled in school but there is little money to cover the expenses. Mama’s small business at the market is being strained to the limit. Sengan has some carpentry skills and set up a make shift shed where he does some work to support himself and the family. Neneh does not have any capital to do something; she started to do some odd jobs here and there for the village elite and what she receives was not much. Mama insulted her all the more.Mama “Look at the pitiable plight you put all of us your children included; your husband has rejected all of us disowning your children, how are we going to cope is anyone’s guess?”Neneh She approached Sengan and asked for help. “Can you help me with little money to help my kids back to school?”Sengan He laughed at her. “Mother Christmas! What about all the money you were throwing about to patronize those useless ‘aunties’? Go to them to help you Oh! As for me I have nothing to give to you or your children, what I have is even too small for me to cover my needs. Close my door please.”At the City The Marriage The marriage was done in a simple style to impress Ken and he was overwhelmed. “Neneh’s wedding even though at the village was very expensive compared to Lolly’s,” he sololiquised.Lolly She squandered 5 million through fraud, took one and gave them four to be shared among themselves. The aunties were very pleased that Lolly is playing the game to perfection. “This is your destiny in your hands and you should grab it well, well our people say if Allah claps for you if you don’t dance you’ll never dance again, opportunity knocks only but once.” Dor advised as the others concurred.Neneh She came with the kids pleading with their father as they stooped together holding his pants. “Forgive us, I faltered by being deceived to juju and diabolism but I was never unfaithful to you, I don’t mind us doing paternity test to any clinic of your choice and my innocence will be ascertained, let me carry my cross alone but certainly not our innocent kids.” The kids cried bitterly for daddy’s love and care which is deadly absent now.Ken He roared like an injured lion which frightened the trio. “Get out of my presence with your ‘bastards’! I don’t want to ever set my eyes on you again. Get out before I commit murder! Get out and now!” The trio ran fast for their dear lives. He shouted Muhammad’s name; “Never allow these bad omen to ever enter my compound not to talk about my house; they are cursed and will remain so for life.” Muhammad compiled and shut the gate behind them. “Boss say not to show up again, don’t spoil job for me I have two wives and plenty children whom I have to feed and house from this small salary. Aunty Neneh a pity you condition now because you have done a lot of favour for me and my family but my hands are tied, Boss threatens to sack me and you are not in a position to help me.” He shook his head dipped into his pocket and took out a hundred dalasi note. “Buy something for the children, Boss is being deceived for now but God day, your kind heart will absolve you, these are trials and tribulations but the end will be great.”Neneh She thanked him and commented. “All those I helped in the past with a lot of money who pretended to be my ‘friends’ have all rejected and forsaken me. But you whom I used to give crumbs, with the little you have, have remembered me in my time of need, a friend in need a friend indeed! Thank you and greet all your family for me. Not all people are bad Oh!”To be Cont.last_img read more

first_imgRamos, Real Madrid captain says he wants to end his career at the BernabeuThe Irons captain joined Madrid giants from Sevilla in the summer of 2005, and has made over 550 appearances for the club in all competitions.The 32-year-old won four La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and three Champions League during his time at the Bernabeu, meanwhile, and shall have the opportunity to land a fourth European Cup in Kiev this weekend.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The centre-back was previously linked with a move to Manchester United, but has revealed that he wants to end his professional career in the Spanish capital.“My own future? I’d like to retire in Madrid, I cannot see myself playing for a club other than Real Madrid,” he said, according Cadena Cope.Ramos has a contract with his current club until the summer of 2020 and scored five times in 41 appearances for Real Madrid during the 2017-18 campaign.last_img read more


first_img Tags 2019 Harley-Davidson Street 500 is the least expensive way to go H-D Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is the sporty electric streetbike we need 5 47 Photos Share your voice Motorcyclescenter_img 7 Photos Legendary American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has been struggling as of late, and efforts to expand the brand’s appeal both home and abroad are well underway to staunch losses and solidify the company’s future. Here in the US, that means taking a chance on new products in new segments like the forthcoming Livewire all-electric cruiser. In other emerging markets, that likely means a low-cost, high-volume sub-500cc model. That’s according to reports out of Asia, including Outlook India and Zigwheels.Shockingly, the new bike, which is expected to go on sale in 2020, could be as inexpensive as $4,000 in Asian markets like India. However, it’s highly unlikely Harley-Davidson would bring such a bike to North America. In the States, the company’s least expensive offering is the Street 500 (shown below), which starts at $6,899 (before options and delivery fees). The lion’s share of H-D’s bikes are substantially more expensive. 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow The new motorcycle, which is rumored to be shown at the 2019 EICMA show in November, may be under joint development with a motorcycle manufacturer in India. Other competing brands, including BMW Motorrad and KTM have had success going the domestic-partnership route.Zigwheels speculates that a fuel-injected air- and oil-cooled V-twin engine is likely to power the bike, and it’s possible that the model could use a frame based on the Street 750, which is already manufactured in India. Displacements between 250cc and 500cc have been mooted.Harley-Davidson officials did not immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment on this story. Harley-Davidsonlast_img read more

first_imgOfficials with the City of Houston implemented the city’s heat emergency plan Wednesday as temperatures reach into the 90s, and a heat index in the 100s.Those who do not have access to air conditioning are strongly advised to visit one of the city’s 47 designated cooling centers. A map of the locations is above and a list of the cooling centers can be seen by clicking on this link .Dave FehlingA Houston construction workers try to stay cool.The excessive heat advisory for Greater Houston continues through this evening, but it is expected to continue the next few days. Besides seeking a cool place to beat the heat, the Houston Health Department (HHD) offers some other tips to avoid falling ill from the high temperatures:HHD recommends people take precautions against high heat and humidity to prevent illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. To prevent heat-related illnesses:Increase water consumption. Drink lots of liquids even before getting thirsty, but avoid those with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar because these can actually result in the loss of body fluid.Conduct outdoor work or exercise in the early morning or evening when it is cooler. Outdoor workers should drink plenty of water or electrolyte-replacement beverages and take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned facility. Those unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment need to start slowly and gradually increase heat exposure over several weeks.Check on the elderly. Take the initiative to visit seniors to look for signs of heat-related illnesses. It takes the elderly nearly twice the time of younger people to return to core body temperature after exposure to extreme temperatures. A phone call to the frail elderly is not sufficient to determine the condition of the senior or the home.Wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing that permits the evaporation of perspiration.Do not leave children, senior citizens or pets unattended in a vehicle.A wide-brimmed hat helps prevent sunburn as well as heat-related illness. Sunscreen also protects from the sun’s harmful rays and reduces the risk of sunburn.If the house is not air-conditioned, seek accommodations in air-conditioned facilities during the heat of the day: malls, movie theaters, libraries, etc.Take frequent cool baths or showers if your home is not air-conditioned.Electric fans should only be used in conjunction with an air conditioner. A fan can’t change the temperature of a room; it can only accelerate air movement, and will accelerate the body’s overheating.Stay alert to heat advisories. The National Weather Service declares a Heat Emergency when the heat index, a computation of the air temperature and humidity, reaches 108 degrees on two or more consecutive days. A heat index of 108 is a potential health threat for all people and is particularly dangerous for high-risk groups. Sharelast_img read more