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Chautauqua County Executive Pushes Businesses To Plan For Life After COVID-19

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PexelsMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is urging county businesses to look to the future and develop plans on how they will reopen after COVID-19.“Thanks to the great efforts of the Chautauqua County Health Department and the tremendous cooperation of our residents, the infection rate of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County continues to remain low,” said Wendel. “We should remain optimistic when we really look at our current situation.”“As we continue to reduce the infection rate in our County and abide by social distancing measures, I believe we need a plan for the future and to urge New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow us to gradually reopen our County’s communities and economy,” said Wendel. “In a concerted effort with Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Goodell’s regional plan for reopening this is an effort to be proactive. I will be sending a letter to our businesses throughout our County asking them to look at their operations and preemptively develop plans on how they would operate once the Governor decides we can reopen. These plans would include the implementation of necessary protocols to still protect businesses’ employees and customers from the spread of COVID-19.”Wendel says that the county will be committed to: Assessing its community readiness based on local data and indicators;Developing industry specific plans for the step-by-step easing of community mitigation measures;Requiring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s  COVID-19 guidance for all businesses;Continuing to focus on safety for employees and customers including social distancing, the use of face coverings or other protective equipment as appropriate for the industry; cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces; and not working when ill;Continuing robust COVID-19 public health surveillance and response work through robust isolation and quarantine measures, contact tracing of cases, health education, and increasing mitigation measures as necessary;Focusing on low risk business sectors first, such as manufacturing, professionals, office staff; andPhasing in other business sections as the situation continues to improve.“As we plan for the eventual reopening of our communities, I can assure you that we will continue our COVID-19 surveillance and response work,” said Christine Schuyler, County Director of Health and Human Services. “In the event that monitoring shows increased transmission of COVID-19 or a strain on our public health or healthcare systems at any step of loosening community mitigation measures, I will advise of the need to tighten mitigation measures as appropriate.”Businesses are asked to submit their reopening plans electronically to New York State Senator George Borrello at borrello@nysenate.gov, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell at goodella@nyassembly.gov ; and CCHEALTH@co.chautauqua.ny.us, fax to (716) 753-4640 or mail to Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health; HRC Building, 7 N. Erie Street; Mayville, NY 14757.As of Wednesday, Chautauqua County has two active COVID-19 cases, both of which are in mandatory isolation. Officials say there are no COVID-19 hospitalizations and only one new lab confirmed case in Chautauqua County in the last six days. In addition, they say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of people who are in quarantine and isolation.Officials add over 600 people who have been tested, with 96 percent testing negative; and Chautauqua County has one of the lowest positive test percentages (4 percent) in the entire State of New York.“These statistics provide some good news for Chautauqua County,” said Wendel. “They show we are on the right track to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our County and can provide residents with some reassurance that the social distancing efforts they are taking are working. However, it is important that we do not let our preventive efforts fall to the wayside now. We all still need to remain diligent and focused on continuing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.”Residents are reminded to continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. It is also important for individuals to practice appropriate respiratory hygiene by not touching their faces, washing their hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and staying home when they are sick.Healthcare providers should also continue to refer individuals with COVID-19 symptoms for testing. This includes hospitalized patients, nursing home and adult care facility residents, healthcare workers, individuals with chronic health conditions, individuals who are immunocompromised, and other essential workers.Throughout the pandemic, officials say there’s been 28 confirmed cases, including one new case of a female in her 20’s; 23 recovered cases, three deaths, 43 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; and 620 negative test results to date.“Thanks to the great efforts of the Chautauqua County Health Department and the tremendous cooperation of our residents, the infection rate of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County continues to remain low,” said Wendel. “We should remain optimistic when we really look at our current situation.”last_img read more

Arsenal provide injury updates on Tierney, Martinelli and Sokratis ahead of Leicester clash

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first_img Comment Mustafi is expected to return to full training in October (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Martinelli remains the furthest away from a comeback.The Brazilian striker has had a successful arthroscopic procedure to repair a lesion in the cartilage of his left knee and has been undergoing a strengthening and recovery programme. He is targeting a return to full training by the end of the calendar year.Who will reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup?Arsenal0%Leicester0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martinelli remains out (Picture: Getty)Sokratis is struggling with a right calf problem but will also return to full training by the end of the week, while Cedric (tight calf) has returned to training but is being left out as a precautionary measure.Young midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is another absentee. He hurt his right shoulder in training and while he is out of a protective sling, he will only be back in full training within the next 10 days.Of the longer-term absentees, Pablo Mari is in line for a return to full training for the end of the month, having sprained his ankle ligaments against a clash with Manchester City in June. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCalum Chambers, who has been out since December last year, shouldn’t be far behind him. He is expected to return to full training in October. Shkodran Mustafi, who injured his right hamstring in the FA Cup semi-final win over Man City in July, has had a successful procedure and has been on a running and strenghtening programme, with light ball work involved. He, like Chambers, is also hoping to return to full training in October. Advertisement Arsenal provide injury updates on Tierney, Martinelli and Sokratis ahead of Leicester clashcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 22 Sep 2020 6:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.9kShares Tierney will not face Leicester (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will be without Kieran Tierney, Cedric Soares and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for their Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City on Wednesday, while the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Shkodran Mustafi remain long-term absentees. Tierney was a late withdrawal from Mikel Arteta’s squad ahead of their 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday due to a left groin injury. Arteta said after the match: ‘Kieran is fine. He had a little muscular discomfort in the last few days. He tried today and worked in the warm-up but he wasn’t feeling comfortable today.‘We could not control it. We believed that he was going to be fit but during the warm-up, in the last 10 minutes, he said he wasn’t feeling OK.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We had to make a decision. We were prepared just in case and Kola [Sead Kolasinac] came on and had a good game.’But despite it being a minor issue, Tierney won’t be ready for the clash with Leicester. However, he’s expected back in full training later this week.last_img read more

Gangs force sex trade on underage girls

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first_imgAuckland Now 12 Sep 2012Underage Maori and Pacific Island sex workers are caught up in illegal prostitution in Auckland, the head of a prostitute support service says.Debbie Baker, from Streetreach, which encourages women to leave prostitution, told Police News that 14 to 16-year-old girls were being pushed into prostitution by gangs to pay off debts.They were so scared of the gangs they would never admit the connection to police, she said.Baker gave examples of one girl who was forced to have sex at Black Power pads around the country to pay off drug debts, and another who was taken from Tauranga to Auckland to work in a brothel.The girl was locked in a room and Baker said she never saw any of the money for the whole time she worked there.It was very difficult for police to uncover the gang’s influence because girls were too scared to acknowledge it.“This fear is often far stronger than the fear they feel for police or other government agencies, as they are often threatened or stood-over, making it even harder for Police and other authorities to prove what’s going on,” Baker said.Acting area commander for Manurewa Inspector Richard Wilkie said police in South Auckland were doing all they could to address the problem of underage prostitution.There were regular stings of popular hangouts like Northcrest and Hunter’s Corner and as a result he said they were picking up fewer people than in previous months.Wilkie said police intelligence suggested gangs were the main force behind the illegal trade.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7654574/Gangs-force-sex-trade-on-underage-girlslast_img read more

Five Springers’ Gymnasts Compete in Massachusetts

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first_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Ben Muise shows off his second place medal.ELLSWORTH — Five gymnasts from Springers’ Gymnastics Center competed Sunday in the annual Yellow Jackets Holiday Invitational in Middletown, Mass., and each of them placed in at least one event.“This was the first meet for our boys,” said coach Doug Springer, “and the first meet wioth new routines. Every four years, the men’s program changes the routines and requirements, both to challenge the boys and also to keep them progressing.”The meet attracted more than 170 gymnasts from as far away as Bermuda. At Level 4, said Springer, there were more than 120 entrants, and 56 more competed at Level 5.“This was, by far, the biggest meet we’ve competed in,” said Springer, “and the guys all did a great job.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt Level 5 for ages 11 and over, A.J. Palmer led the way, taking first place on the high bar, third on the parallel bars, fourth in the floor exercise, sixth on the rings and eighth all-around.Tyler Bechtold was fourth all-around, placing second on the pommel horse, fourth on the vault and high bar, sixth in the floor exercise and eighth on the parallel bars.Andrew Gillette placed seventh on the vault.At Level 5 for ages 9-10, Austin Snow was ninth on the rings.At Level 4, Ben Muise was second on the rings and ninth on the vault.The next boys’ meet will be on Feb. 9 at Springers’ Gymnastics Center in Ellsworth.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Postscenter_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Budding entrepreneurs workshop talk Generation Data at LYIT

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first_imgBudding entrepreneurs from all academic disciplines across Letterkenny Institute of Technology came together to brainstorm ideas for the national Student Entrepreneur Awards run by Enterprise Ireland.Dr Isobel Cunningham, organiser of the event and lecturer with the LYIT School of Business said, “I have been working closely with our Head of School of Business, Michael Margey to further develop the entrepreneurship ethos across all disciplines of the college and offer students creative mechanisms to support their entrepreneurial focus. The Student Entrepreneur Awards do just that.“I was delighted to have so many students in attendance and I was particularly impressed with the range of subject disciplines. We had many students from the other three academic schools from within the college, Science, Computing and Hospitality and Tourism along with students from Business Studies. “I felt it was important that students heard first hand from a young and successful fashion and clothing entrepreneur, Thomas McLaughlin, who provided inspiration and practical insights”.This event was the ideal platform for students to learn about the new ErasmusPlus funded project that LYIT is involved in – Generation Data.Generation Data seeks to provide teachers and lecturers with the knowledge and skills they need to teach smart data to today’s students and future entrepreneurs. Over the remaining 18 months, the project will deliver on outputs culminating in the realisation of an online course through an open education resource system, which will be free and available to everyone who wants to improve their knowledge around smart data and its application in business and enterprise development. Commenting on her involvement in the project Dr Cunningham said, “I am very much looking forward to meeting project partners when they visit Galway next month and will be hosted by fellow Irish partner Feltech Software Innovations Ltd. Our students and staff have been busy contributing to our project research and we look forward to analysing the results. In the meantime, I would encourage anyone wishing to find out more about the project to check out our website and related social media pages at www.generationdata.eu”.John Andy Bonar, VP for Research, Equality and External Affairs said Letterkenny Institute of Technology is extremely proud of the pivotal role we play in the economic development of the North West region.“We have been actively growing our numbers of international students and our profile internationally with a view to showcasing the possibilities of the North West and of course our capabilities as a higher education provider. We are delighted that with initiatives such as these, we are beginning to reap the fruits of our efforts,” he said.Budding entrepreneurs workshop talk Generation Data at LYIT was last modified: March 12th, 2019 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

Square Kilometre Array book published

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first_imgThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project’s progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world. The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is being installed in the Karoo desert. It will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT)• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields• SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital• Africa to co-host Square Kilometre Array A new, updated two-volume book on the history and the science of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) international radio telescope project was published in September 2015. South Africa is very much at the forefront of the SKA project; the MeerKAT telescope system, currently being constructed and tested in the Karoo desert, forms part of the first phase of the global SKA venture.The chapters in this new book reflect both the science undertaken with the SKA, including ground-breaking research in cosmology and the study of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the global efforts by engineers and the science community to co-ordinate and construct such a massive international project.Once completed, hopefully by 2024, SKA will interconnect a series of radio telescope systems in 10 countries in order to search space for a better understanding about the universe and solve some of the secrets of fundamental physics.  What is SKA? SKA is one of the largest global science projects ever undertaken, featuring a multinational representation of scientists, engineers and astronomers. The positioning of the African continent and the accommodating climate make South Africa a vital component of the project’s success. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT)The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by SKA Organisation. The SKA will conduct transformational science to improve understanding of the universe and the laws of fundamental physics, monitoring the sky in unprecedented detail and mapping it hundreds of times faster than any current facility.The SKA is not a single telescope; rather, it is a collection of telescopes or instruments, called an array, to be spread over long distances. The SKA is to be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 (called SKA1) in South Africa and Australia; Phase 2 (called SKA2) expanding into other African countries, with the component in Australia also being expanded.With support from Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK, the SKA project has on board some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and policy makers. And over 100 companies and research institutions across 20 countries are involved in the design and development of the telescope.SKA: the book With 135 chapters, 1 200 contributors and 2 000 pages on the science behind the SKA project, its official companion book is titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. It is available to download free from the SKA website. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT) The book, titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, consists of 2 000 pages in more than a hundred chapters, with contributions from more than 1 000 experts, scientists and members of the SKA organisation on astrophysics, cosmology and the search for answers in the universe, all within the context of radio telescope technology. Accompanied by a variety of photos and infographics covering the science and construction of the SKA system, the book is the authoritative guide on how this global initiative will work. It tracks the progress made on the project since 2004, highlighting the work being done in Australia, South Africa and other African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.“The publication of the new SKA science book is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the SKA science team and the scientific community at large,” says Dr Robert Braun, the SKA science director in a release publicising the book. “It’s also a great testimony to the growing interest and scope of the SKA.”According to the publishers, the book deals with SKA’s search for life in the universe through the study of molecules in forming planetary systems and the search for potential radio signals from intelligent civilisations. The search for answers from “the cosmic dawn” – the first billion years of the universe’s existence – will not only inform the past, but also give the world a look at what might happen to the cosmos in the future.SKA and the NDP Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert in March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) The SKA project in South Africa fulfils the requisites for some vital pillars of the National Development Plan Vision 2030, including skills development through increased job opportunities and training during the construction of the MeerKAT facility, using local labour and top South Africa engineering and science talent.The project also addresses other NDP pillars such as creating efficient, world-class infrastructure networks and developing rural communities.  Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert during March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) A MeerKAT in the Karoo The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is currently being installed in the Karoo desert and will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024.  Infographic: SKA MeerKAT Further reading: Everything you need to know about the SKA project, including MeerKAT and the new booklast_img read more

Summer Intern needed

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentSummer Intern Position: Champaign, Clark, Darke and Miami CountiesThe position will be located in Miami County and is a part-time position, 20-30/week. Position Summary.To apply please send resume and cover letter to:Miami County Farm Bureau 1554 McKaig Avenue Building B Troy, Ohio 45373 or email to [email protected]Deadline to apply: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Anticipated start date May 1.Primary Duties 1. Provide support/event coordination to county leaders on county program and special projects as assigned by the Organization Director in pursuit of Ohio Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau goals and objectives. 2. Assist Organization Director with membership prospecting with agribusiness, local businesses, affinity partners, and other community groups in an effort to grow membership by developing business partnerships. 3. Assist Organization Director with membership prospecting with consumers and farmers in an effort to grow all individual/family membership classifications for members and supporters. 4.  Suggest new ideas and updates related to membership. 5. Assist Organization Director, County Office Administrator and county leaders in maintaining a robust social media presence in the area. 6. Assist County Office staff as assigned by the Organization Director in all areas of county office operations, to include but not limited to accounting, member correspondence, Nationwide agency support, member service and membership marketing. 7. Other duties as assigned by Organization Director.MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS -High School diplomaMINIMUM SKILL QUALIFICATIONS -Proficient in basic computer skills -Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and vehiclePREFERRED SKILL QUALIFICATIONS -Organizational skills -Capacity to motivate, enthuse and recognize volunteers -Public speaking abilitiesREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS -Interest in agriculture/rural Issues -Knowledge or experience in agriculture   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

All About Flashing

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first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Of all the construction-related topics that young builders need to master, one of the most confusing is flashing. If you don’t yet have much job-site experience, you’ve probably got loads of questions: Where do I need to install flashing? What materials should I use? How do I know if a particular product is appropriate or durable enough for a certain application?It takes many years to understand proper flashing techniques. I have never come across a comprehensive guide to flashing; that book has not yet been written. (That said, my 2003 edition of Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction has an excellent chapter on flashing.)In light of the fact that flashing manufacturers come out with new products every year, most students of flashing practices will have to make do with a variety of cobbled-together resources, articles, and videos to master this subject.We install flashing to prevent rain from entering a building through cracks. Most of the cracks that require flashing are found where dissimilar materials meet — for example, where a chimney meets roofing, where roofing meets a wall, or where siding meets a window — or at the exposed perimeter of surfaces like roofs and walls.Originally, flashing was made of sheet metal. When I got my first job as a roofer in 1974, peel-and-stick products did not yet exist — or if they existed, they were still unknown on most job sites.The roofing company I worked for used four kinds of flashing: galvanized steel for drip-edge flashing, aluminum for step flashing on asphalt shingle roofs, copper for most purposes on slate roofs, and lead for chimney counterflashing.Many (but not all) types of metal flashing include a bend in the sheet metal to direct water in a certain direction — generally, away from the building and out. Sometimes… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Federer reaches 7th Australian Open final after Chung retires

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first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH He didn’t let anyone down in a clinical disposal of the No. 58-ranked Chung, who won the Next Gen ATP Finals last November and had an attention-grabbing run through his first five rounds in Melbourne.Chung was the first Korean to reach the semifinals at a major and had taken out Djokovic and No. 4-ranked Alexander Zverev on his way to the last four.South Korea’s Hyeon Chung waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after retiring injured from his semifinal against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Earlier, Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France became the first players from their respective countries to lift the Australian Open women’s doubles crown.Babos and Mladenovic combined to beat the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-3.It’s the first Grand Slam title for Babos. Mladenovic won the 2016 French Open doubles with compatriot Caroline Garcia. Rain or Shine sends NLEX to fourth straight loss “I’ve played with blisters in the past a lot, and it hurts a lot. And at one point, it’s just too much and you can’t take it anymore — you can’t go on,” said Federer, who will be contesting his 30th major final. “That’s why this one feels bittersweet. I’m incredibly happy to be in the finals, but not like this.“He’s played such a wonderful tournament, so credit to him for playing so hard again today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFederer beat Cilic in the final at Wimbledon last year, when the Croatian player was hampered by blisters on his feet, too.This time, Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open winner, has had one more day off than Federer after his semifinal win over Kyle Edmund. MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following South Korea’s Hyeon Chung’s retirement from their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after reaching a record seventh Australian Open final when Hyeon Chung retired from their semifinal on Friday night.Defending champion Federer was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung retired because of blisters on his left foot. Federer, who spent just over an hour on court, will play No. 6-seeded Marin Cilic in the final on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 21-year-old Chung needed a medical timeout to re-tape his left foot after going down a break in the second set and only played two more games before he quit.Federer was utterly dominant until that point. After all, the 36-year-old Swiss star had the standing of the so-called Big Four to protect — there hasn’t been a final at Melbourne Park since 2005 that hasn’t featured Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.Medical staff attend to the foot of South Korea’s Hyeon Chung during his semifinal against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Stan Wawrinka’s win over Nadal in 2014 was the only final since 2008 that didn’t feature two of the Big Four.Federer set a record by reaching his seventh Australian Open final — one more than Djokovic — and has lost only one of the first six, to Nadal in 2009.Cilic beat top-ranked Nadal in the quarterfinals and Chung stunned six-time champion Djokovic in the fourth round. And Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, withdrew from the season-opening major to have surgery on his hip, leaving their collective reputation for dominance in Australia on Federer.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Nextlast_img read more

Wisden names Sachin Tendulkar leading cricketer of 2010

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first_imgWisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket, has named Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the leading cricketer in the world for the year 2010.The iconic batsman became the seventh recipient of the Wisden award after teammate Virender Sehwag, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, England’s Andrew Flintoff, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan and South African Jacques Kallis.The 148th edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack was launched on Wednesday and it was the first time that Tendulkar has won the award since it started in 2004.In 2007, Wisden had identified Tendulkar as the player to have won such an award for 1998 – had it been instituted then.Tendulkar, who realised his long-cherished dream when India won the World Cup earlier this month in Mumbai, has also been named in Wisden’s 2009 Test XI, at his accustomed number four position.Sehwag, who took the honour in the last two years, has also found a place in Wisden’s 2009 Test XI, forming an attacking opening partnership with Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal.The 37-year-old Tendulkar scored more than 1500 Test runs, including seven centuries in the year 2010 averaging 78.In February, he became the first in world cricket to score a double-hundred in One-day Internationals, while in December he became the first man to score 50 Test tons, both landmarks achieved against the best pace attack in world cricket — South Africa.Tendulkar’s citation read: “Wisden acknowledges his greatness by naming him as the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2010.”Wisden, this year, named just four cricketers — Eoin Morgan, Chris Read, Jonathan Trott and Tamim Iqbal — instead of the usual five. Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to secure an honour that dates back to 1889.advertisementFive Indian players — Sehwag, Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan — made it to Wisden’s 2009 Test list.For the first time since Wisden Test XI began in 2008, there was no room for an Australian while only two of England’s cricketers — James Anderson and Graeme Swann — made it to the final eleven.The panel that picked the Test team comprised of former players Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja and Ian Chappell and Wisden’s editor Scyld Berry.The 2009 Wisden Test XI: 1) Virender Sehwag (India), 2) Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), 3) Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), 4) Sachin Tendulkar (India), 5) Jacques Kallis (South Africa), 6) VVS Laxman (India), 7) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India, capt and wk), 8) Graeme Swann (England), 9) Dale Steyn (South Africa), 10) Zaheer Khan (India) and 11) James Anderson (England).- With PTI inputslast_img read more