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Muguruza new No 1, Stephens returns to top 20

first_img8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 44109. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3770 (+1)10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3502 (+2)11. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 346012. Madison Keys (USA) 3403 (+4)13. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3310 (+1)14. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3156 (-8)15. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3095 (-1)16. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2764 (+6)17. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2711 (+66)18. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2295 (-1)19. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2140 (-1)20. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2135 (-1)Selected:22. Serena Williams (USA) 2030 (-7)103. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 605 (+43)Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Garbine Muguruza officially became world number one for the first time on Monday, as Sloane Stephens soared back into the top 20 after her surprise US Open triumph.Wimbledon champion Muguruza takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top of the rankings, after the Czech’s quarter-final defeat in New York by Coco Vandeweghe.Stephens, who was ranked 957th six weeks ago after a long injury absence, jumps 66 places to world number 17 after winning 15 of her last 17 matches, including the 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of fellow American Madison Keys in Saturday’s US Open final.Keys is up four spots to number 12 after reaching a maiden Grand Slam final. Seven-time major champion Venus Williams, 37, has returned to the top five for the first time since January 2011, while her sister Serena, who gave birth to her first child during the US Open, drops out of the top 20 for the first time in six years.Maria Sharapova, who reached the fourth round in her first Grand Slam appearance after serving a doping ban, is closing back in on the top 100.Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who started the year as the world number one, slipped eight places to 14th after seeing her US Open title defence ended in the first round by Naomi Osaka.WTA top 20 on September 11:1. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6030 points (+2)2. Simona Halep (ROU) 59653. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5640 (+1)4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5520 (-3)5. Venus Williams (USA) 4756 (+4)6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4640 (-1)7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4520last_img read more

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MUSEVENI: Peace key to sports success

first_img2010 Delhi200218 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank 1982 Brisbane030318 Uganda won six medals at the Commonwealth Games, three gold, a silver and two bronze. The medalist at the games were Joshua Cheptege, two gold medals in the men 5000m & 10000m races; Stella Chesang , Gold- Women`s 10000m race; Silver for Munyo Mutai in Mens Marathon and Bronze, MercylineChelengat, women`s 10000m race and Juma Miiro, Boxing, mens 49kg categoryUganda was ranked 15th out of 71 countries that took part. 1958 Cardiff010117 1962 Perth114611 1966 Kingston001119 1994 Victoria002224 2018 Gold Coast312615 2014 Glasgow104518 Total1616235517 Uganda medals 1954-2018 1990 Auckland202411 Museveni congratulates Cheptegei. PHOTOS PPUEntebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has celebrated Uganda’s success at the just concluded Commonwealth Games, saying, sportsmen have been able to flourish because of long time peace in the country.“For those who are saying that we (Government) are harvesting where we didn’t sow, thats not true. This talent has been able to flourish in peaceful times. Insecurity affects sports, you can’t be a sports man in an unstable country,” he told Team Uganda that he hosted at State House on Sunday.“Resources are just facilitating factors. You were even able to beat other countries that have better resources, Some did not get any Gold medals. Resources a just one part, ” he said, adding that, “You cannot look after athletes well, when life itself is not secure.”“I thank the winners and the entire team for making us (Uganda) proud, ” he said.The President challenged administrators that they should learn to achieve results with few resources. “You might not have resources but have a mission,” he said.“I urge the administrators to explore ways of manufacturing sports equipment here in Uganda so that money used to buy equipment is channeled to welfare of sports persons.”He confirmed earlier promises for monthly payments for medal winners. “For international or continental events, I promised these children that whoever wins gold, I will give them a monthly salary of sh5m, sh3m for silver and sh1m for bronze,” he said. 2006 Melbourne201315 1970 Edinburgh33179 1954 Vancouver010114 2002 Manchester020230 1974 Christchurch243910 Share on: WhatsApplast_img
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How to Maintain Outdoor Furniture

first_imgBy Ken AdneyAll jokes aside about how Washington State’s “official” plant is mildew, the weather here can be hard on your outdoor furniture.  With a little periodic maintenance, you can do battle with the elements and maintain those items so that you can enjoy them for many years to come.Outdoor furniture is not as expensive as indoor items, but it is still an investment. You will want to take care of your items so you don’t have to replace them any time soon. The care will depend on the type of furniture you have on your patio and the degree of protection from the weather provided. The following are some tips for maintenance on various materials.Iron, Aluminum or SteelThe first step is smart shopping.  Steel holds up the best because it isn’t as brittle as cast iron or as soft as aluminum, but it is prone to serious rust problems.  The most durable of finishes is powder coating.  These are polymer granules sprayed on with a gun that uses an electrostatic charge to get the particles to stick.  Then the product is baked at about 390 degrees so the particles melt and flow together.  Unless the powder coating flakes off, you shouldn’t need to paint it.If you have patio furniture with any type of metal frame, your biggest concern will be rust. Some newer metal frames come with rust resistant aspects and they do not require as much maintenance. If your frame is older, you might want to seal it with a paste wax after you clean it with soap and water, to help prevent rust. If you already have spots of rust on your furniture, treat it with a rust remover.  Personally, I prefer the Rust-oleum line of paints if you need to repaint.WoodWooden outdoor furniture should be sealed with exterior varnish so the wood is well protected from the elements. You can then clean the furniture with soap and water on a regular basis. If your wood furniture is not sealed, you will want to do this as soon as you can. It is also a good idea to store wood items in a garage or shed in the winter so the material is not damaged from the extra moisture.There are some exceptions to the rule of exterior varnishes. Some woods (such as teak or cedar) have naturally high contents of oil.  Although this oil provides protection against rot, it can also make a surface sealer, like varnish, not “stick” very well.  I’ve had the best luck with spar varnish, originally intended for use on ship or boat spars.  It has the benefit of being elastic, or less brittle, than other finishes but it usually is only available in a high gloss, which may not be the look you want for your wooden furniture.  An alternative is to use tung or linseed oil.  Cleanup for either of these will require alcohol or turpentine.WickerIt is a good idea to hose wicker furniture down on a regular basis. If the material is really filled with dirt, use a mild soap along with the water. Once the wicker dries, you can seal it with paste wax to protect it from stormy weather.ResinPlastic outdoor furniture takes the least amount of maintenance. There is really nothing you have to do to keep it looking decent. If it gets dirty, simply hose it off.FabricFabric takes the most maintenance because you have to wash it thoroughly on a regular basis to keep it clean. If you have cushions on your outdoor furniture, make sure you buy materials that can be machine-washed.  Wash the cushions every month and lay to dry, outside in the sun. You will also have to worry about the fabric fading in the sunlight on your patio.   Of course, a polyester fabric (the most famous being the Sunbrella brand) is the most durable.  You can wash these with a mild soap like Snow or Woolite and be sure to rinse them completely.UmbrellasUmbrellas are a nice way to gain access to extra shade on the patio, but you will need to keep the item clean. Use a soft brush along with soap and water to get the dirt off your umbrella. If the item has a metal frame, you might need to oil it in order to ensure that the umbrella will be able to move up and down smoothly. Wooden frames will need to have paste wax applied to protect them from moisture.Ken Adney owns Furniture Works in downtown Olympia, selling an eclectic mix of gently used and new home furnishings. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Kings rally to defeat Colorado in shootout

first_imgThere should be bright days ahead for both the Kings and Colorado Avalanche, but the present is dim. The Kings, with Anze Kopitar, and the Avalanche, with Paul Stastny, have talented young scorers who give them solid reason for optimism, but this has been a season of frustration for both franchises. Both teams entered Saturday outside the Western Conference playoff picture, Colorado in 10th place, the Kings in last place. The Avalanche were trying to keep its playoff hopes alive, but the Kings ended up with a 6-5 shootout victory in front of an announced 18,118 at Staples Center. Colorado rallied from a 2-0 deficit and took the lead 61seconds into the third period when John-Michael Liles scored on the power play. Marek Svatos scored three minutes later for a 4-2 lead and Alexander Frolov answered at the nine-minute mark. Colorado regained its two-goal lead with Milan Hejduk’s power- play goal, but Lubomir Visnovsky got the Kings within 5-4 with his own power-play tally. Rob Blake scored with four seconds left to force overtime. In terms of style, none of those goals could top the first one. Nine minutes into the first period, Kopitar came down the right side and cut to the net, around defenseman Karlis Skrastins, who tried to trip up Kopitar. It didn’t work, and Kopitar waited until goalie Peter Budaj went to his knees before firing a shot at a tough angle to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. The second assist on the goal went to 40-year-old goalie Sean Burke, who played his first NHL game March 2, 1988, five-plus months after Kopitar’s birth. It was Burke’s 28th assist in 808 NHL games. center_img The Kings’ future is with its youth, and before Saturday’s game they dumped a struggling veteran. Oleg Tverdovsky, who had been a healthy scratch in the past nine games, cleared waivers and was assigned to the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester. N.H. Tverdovsky, a former All-Star defenseman, had been replaced of late by journeymen Kevin Dallman and Mike Weaver. Tverdovsky is due $2.5million this next and next season, came over from Carolina in the trade that also brought highly touted prospect Jack Johnson. Also: Scott Thornton, out since Dec. 28 with a broken wrist, returned to the lineup. … Aaron Miller and Brent Sopel are believed to be the two Kings drawing the most attention on the market as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches. [email protected] (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Dzyuba hits Nations League winner as Russia down Turkey

first_imgStanislav Cherchesov’s men were intent on taking up where they had left off and the visitors looked well on their way when Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev opened the scoring with a well-struck volley after just 13 minutes.Serdar Aziz gave Turkey a lifeline when he levelled four minutes before the interval with a fine strike from just inside the area as Russia failed to clear.But only eight minutes later slack defending saw Yuri Gazinski’s short pass find Dzyuba unmarked on the right side, the captain finishing with calm to stun the hosts.Turkey should have levelled in the dying seconds when Hakan Calhanoglu pounced on a fortuitous rebound inside the area but Russia ‘keeper Andrei Lunev did well to get down quick and thwart his low snap shot.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Artem Dzyuba celebrates scoring Russia’s winner in a 2-1 Nations League victory over Turkey. © AFP / OZAN KOSETRABZON, Turkey, Sep 8 – Artem Dzyuba hit a second-half winner as World Cup quarter-finalists Russia opened their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 away win over Turkey on Friday.Hosts Russia were one of the surprises of the summer’s World Cup, when they came close to booking a place in the last four before exiting the competition 4-3 on penalties to Croatia.last_img read more

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Traffic and parking notice issued for Leck Blessing of the Graves

first_imgThe Leck Graveyard Service of Remembrance will take place in Letterkenny this Sunday 14th July.The Old Leck service will be held at 4pm and the New Leck service is at 5pm.To safely faciliate traffic and attendees, Gardaí have issued the following notice: “All fit and able-bodied people attending the Leck Graveyard services are requested to walk.“For those who must drive, a one way traffic system will be implemented along Leck Road towards Cullion Cross roads. All vehicular traffic approaching Leck graveyard from Cullion Cross Roads is requested to turn for home before parking and face back towards Cullion Cross Roads.“All vehicular traffic approaching Leck graveyard from the Oldtown direction and parking along Leck Road, past Lismonaghan Hill Junction are also requested to park facing in the direction of Cullion Cross roads.“Drivers are requested not to park in graveyard gateways in the event of an ambulance needing access. Disabled parking is available in the graveyard and when exiting same a left turn towards Cullion Crossroads is only permitted. Due to large attendance please leave in good time to arrive for Services.“Old Leck Graveyard service is at 4pm and the service at New Leck graveyard is at 5pm. Advertisement “Your assistance and patience is very much appreciated.”Traffic and parking notice issued for Leck Blessing of the Graves was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Charlotte Maxeke’s home to become a museum

first_img9 March 2015The house of struggle stalwart Charlotte Maxeke, one of the leaders of the famous 1956 Women’s March, is to be converted into a museum and interpretation centre, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza announced on Sunday.Mayathula-Khoza delivered the keynote address on behalf of Gauteng Premier David Makhura at an event held at Kliptown’s Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to mark International Women’s Day,She said remembering Maxeke in this way would enhance “the clarion call of the UN Women’s Beijing +20 campaign: Empowering women, empowering humanity – picture it!”She said the Gauteng government had proposed the theme, “Make it happen: together moving Gauteng city region forward for women” for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration.‘Gender priorities’“We decided to partner with women from all walks of life and sectors in this celebration to give expression to gender priorities . and to showcase programmes and direct service-delivery initiatives to improve women’s lives in partnership with women’s organisations,” she said.Charlotte Maxeke (nee Manye) was born in Ramokgopa in the Polokwane (Pietersburg) District on April 7 1874. A religious leader, social worker and political activist, she is known as the “Mother of Black Freedom” in South Africa.Maxeke’s name has been given to the former Johannesburg General Hospital, which is now known as the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Durban has a street named after her and the South African Navy has named a submarine in her honour, the SAS Charlotte Maxeke.Mayathula-Khoza said the provincial government was also celebrating the 1954 Women’s Charter, which aimed to unite women in common action for the removal of all political, legal, economic and social obstacles and to strive for women’s rights.The MEC praised the provincial government for the achievements in improving the quality of lives of women: “We have removed laws, regulations, conventions and customs that discriminate against women. More women today occupy positions of power in all spheres of life. We continue to accelerate the implementation of gender equality and women empowerment policies.“We are determined to pursue the goal of 50/50 representation in all decision-making positions. In fact here in Gauteng, we have 60% of women representation in the [provincial] cabinet . and 50% representation of women in the Gauteng legislature,” she said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from South Korea

first_imgSon Heung-Min and Ki Sung-Yeung will be crucial for South Korea at the World CupWith plenty of European-based talent, South Korea has players with top-level experience and the quality to makes things happen on the field.Chief among them may be Son Heung-Min, a Bayer Leverkusen forward who can change games with his pace and shooting.Other standouts include Sunderland playmaker Ki Sung-Yeung and Kim Young-Kwon, a 24-year-old defender who is likely to be South Korea’s next big export to Europe.Here are five players to watch:SON HEUNG-MINPotentially South Korea’s game changer, forward Son Heung-Min is ready to prove himself at the World Cup after making his name in the Bundesliga.Transferred to Bayer Leverkusen last July for $14 million after three seasons at Hamburg, the 21-year-old Son has not been consistently excellent for his new team but when he has played well, he’s played very well.Son is a striker who likes to use his pace to sprint past defenders from deep and then shoot from distance. He tends to score in streaks. And if he can get into groove in Brazil, South Korea will possess a powerful weapon.Not always used well in the past for the national team, Son has started to find his form under coach Hong Myong-bo.KI SUNG-YEUNGSunderland playmaker Ki Sung-Yeung controls the tempo of the South Korean team, and after an impressive season for his club he is now regarded as one of the best passers in the Premier League.Still only 25 but with 56 international appearances, Ki is approaching his peak and rarely gives the ball away.The issue for South Korea coach Hong Myong-Bo is whether to keep Ki deep, where he is a valuable outlet for defenders, or push him up the field where his passing can unlock backlines.KIM YOUNG-KWONMarcello Lippi declared in 2013 that central defender Kim Young-Kwon was good enough to play for Manchester United, one of the highest compliments that could be paid to a young Asian prospect.Kim has been a star since joining Chinese team Guangzhou Evergrande in 2012, helping them to the 2013 Asian Champions League title.Physically strong, good in the air and on the ground, the 24-year-old Kim occasionally is caught napping but is improving all the time and expected to be playing in Europe very soon.JUNG SUNG-RYUNGThe goalkeeping position is a worry for South Korea coach Hong Myong-Bo, but 2010 custodian Jung Sung-Ryung is likely to start ahead of Kim Seung-Gyu.Much depends on how Jung turns up.The ‘keeper during Seongnam’s run to the 2010 Asian Champions League title seemed unbeatable, but any repeat of the clumsy performances of the second half of the 2013 K-League season could result in South Korea heading home early.PARK CHU-YOUNGArsenal striker Park Chu-Young has only played seven minutes in the Premier League since joining the Gunners in August 2011 and is now on loan to second-division club Watford as he bids to stay in shape.Inactivity at Arsenal cost Park his international place, but before the move to London he was one of Asia’s top strikers.Now back in the team, Park scored from a fierce half-volley against Greece in March.Clever and technically excellent, Park leads the line well and links up with the team’s talented attackers.last_img read more

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23 days agoBVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your money

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say BVB chief Watzke mocks Aubameyang: Enjoy your moneyby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHans-Joachim Watzke, the managing director of Borussia Dortmund, has taken a swipe at Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.Watzke admits the Gabon international did not leave positive memories in Dortmund.He recalled to Suddeustche Zeitung, “I think that Aubameyang is happy at Arsenal, especially when he looks at his bank account.”On Wednesdays, however, he must sit in front of his television to watch the Champions League.”Having quit BVB in January 2018, Aubameyang hasn’t tasted Champions League football with the Gunners. last_img

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