Italian junior kicked out of Australian Open after hitting ball kid

first_imgViviani, 17, hit a ball away in disgust after losing the first set of her round one tie with China’s Xin Yu Wang.The ball apparently hit the ball kid softly in the chest and Viviani immediately apologised for her actions. The chair umpire didn’t show any leniency though, disqualifying the Italian on the spot.last_img

Of Narratives and History

first_imgThis is an adapted piece from a few years ago, being featured to reinforce a point I have been stressing recently: we need to consciously construct a “national narrative” that would give each group in our country their just desserts.Narratives are stories, and it seems that their structure happens to be wired into our brains. An event occurs, and we are driven to explain how or why it did. What happened first…what followed? Who were the persons involved? What did each person do? And what were their choices? What were the background circumstances – social or physical – that might have brought the event about? We want to know about causation.And we create narratives. Since very few of us are in a position, or have the inclination, to conduct rigorous enquiries from ground zero, we reflexively also resort to narratives that others might have constructed around similar events. In a word, we fall back on “history” – whether at the micro or macro level. Narratives, then, are not only constructed; they are constitutive as far as they “explain” our experiences.In assuming there must be some material historical truth “out there”, we should appreciate we have to be careful to filter out, as best as we can, the inherent subjectivities of all narratives — especially when they concern history “writ large”. Reality may be created by events and processes, but our “experience” of that reality is the “remembrance” of it – that is “his-story”. History is the human narration of that reality as seen by historians; it is therefore inevitably subject to the limitations of our human mind.Yesterday, I was on a panel with former PM Sam Hinds and former Chairman of the PNC, Vincent Alexander, to discuss Dr Cheddi Jagan’s role in the history of Guyana. The host wanted to interrogate the question as to whether Dr Jagan was the “father of the nation”. Next week, the same panel will look at Mr Forbes Burnham. I was afraid the panel would descend into a clichéd descriptive frenzy as to whether it was Dr Jagan or Mr Burnham who led us out of bondage of British colonialism; but thankfully, that was avoided.The Jamaican Anthropologist Dr. David Scott dubbed this type of telling as “the narrative of revolutionary romance”, and offers its contours: “It typically begins with a dark age of oppression and domination. This is followed by the emergence of the great struggle against that oppression and domination, and the gradual building of that struggle as it goes through ups and downs, temporary breakthroughs and set-backs, but moving steadily and assuredly toward the final overcoming, the final emancipation.”Today, we and all those who would examine our history have the advantage of hindsight and access to a wider array of accounts (for eg. the US declassified files) than those who lived through the events. In attacking the possible “illusions of retrospective determinism”, we should connect the past with the present in a broader narrative, one that is healing rather than destructive. We cannot change the past, but we can certainly change the future.A few years back, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine poignantly evoked John Paul Lederach’s definition of “constructive social change”: the pursuit of moving relationships from those defined by fear, mutual recrimination, and violence toward those characterized by love, mutual respect, and proactive engagement. As suggested by Dr. Roopnaraine, we should invoke the narrative of our traditional ancestral values of “sharing, solidarity and togetherness”, and reintegrate them back into our national psyche.Lederach has advised that, “Transcending violence is forged by the capacity to generate, mobilize and build the moral imagination.” We must recognize the complexity of relationships, and not fall prey to an “us vs. them” mentality. There can be no “dualistic polarity”, as advocated by our revisionists. Moral imagination is a matter of creating links between memory and vision, and is to a large extent the vocation of communities.By shifting the meaning of the past through a differential emphasis on particular events, we can transform how we act in the present. The past may literally not exist — not any more than the future does — but it lives on in its consequences, which are a vital part of it. Our past was not all hate or division.last_img read more

PSL: F2 Logistics goes 3-0, clobbers Foton

first_imgTaal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Kevin Ferrer, NorthPort rout import-less Blackwater The Tornadoes, who also have one of the strongest lineups in the league, failed to get the right combinations as they suffered their second straight defeat for a 1-2 card.F2 Logistics opened up with a devastating first set anchored one four kill-blocks and four aces, putting Foton the defensive all match long despite the presence of league superstars Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—F2 Logistics unleashed the full might of its formidable bench to defeat Foton, 25-9, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, and stay unbeaten Saturday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Imus City Sports Complex.Kalei Mau, Aby Marano and Ara Galang took turns in piling up the points for the Cargo Movers, who remained on top of the heap with a 3-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pouce Coupe council candidates propose solutions, outline priorities during forum

first_imgJonathan Simmons has spent 25 of his 30 years in Pouce Coupe, and said he would like to see the community grow and add more services and amenities to make it a better place for his and other young families to live.“Do we need more hotels where people can fly in and stay there then leave? No, we need to make this a place where people can come and live where there’s more than a gas station and a hotel,” said Simmons. “We have to make it so there are some facilities, and land to build new housing.”Colleen Evans has been a resident for over 20 years, is married with two children, has worked for a local care home in the past, and currently works for a local oilfield company. She currently serves on the Pouce Coupe Library board, as well as on the board of Community Futures Peace Laird.“I’ve seen our community expand over the last 20 years and it is nice to see the bedroom community that Pouce Coupe is becoming, and it is my hope that we continue to attract long-term residents,” said Evans. “Pouce Coupe needs to be a warm, safe and welcoming community, a community that is attractive to businesses, young families and retirees.”Advertisement She said she would like to see council upgrade existing infrastructure in a “controlled, reasonable manner that is supported by our ability to finance,” but also to continue adding new amenities, especially more recreational opportunities such as walking paths and hiking trails. She added council needs to enforce stronger animal control bylaws to protect residents from stray and potentially dangerous dogs.The five candidates are vying to fill four seats on village council. Pouce Coupe voters are encouraged to make their voices heard by casting their ballots for both mayor and council on Nov. 19 at the village office. There were a few concerns expressed by residents about traffic safety in the village, specifically about the safety of children who need to cross Highway 2, and while the candidates all agreed it is a serious issue, they had different proposals for solving the problem. Carl Sahlin proposed advocating for traffic lights where the highway intersects 51 Street, but Red Merrick argued stopping traffic at the intersection would create other safety issues on the hill leading into Pouce Coupe. He suggested council look at increasing the hours of the current crossing guard at the intersection instead.Gerta Kut said council needs to start planning now for the impacts of the pending twinning of Highway 2 and the increased traffic that will create more safety issues, and while Merrick didn’t disagree, he said he can’t imagine a four lane highway going through the village and suspects it will ultimately bypass Pouce Coupe.Merrick, Sahlin and Kut all listed paving and improving city streets as a top priority if elected.- Advertisement -Candidates were split on the issue of expanding a public transit service into the village. Kut and Colleen Evans were is support of having a transit service, while Merrick and Jonathon Simmons said they did not believe it could be economically feasible. Sahlin noted the elimination of the Step Up and Ride service to Pouce Coupe as a big loss for the mobility of residents.Merrick is the only incumbent running for re-election, having served on council for one term. He said the last three years have been busy, and while there have been many obstacles, he is proud of many of council’s accomplishments including the completion of the new fire hall and water tower. He said, if elected, over the next three years his priorities will include increasing the capacity of Pouce Park, improving enforcement of village bylaws and rewriting some of the village’s building codes.Kut has lived in the village for the past 15 years, and is the wife of the late former councillor, Peter Kut. She has been a volunteer with Tremblay House, a non-profit rental housing society, since 1989, is currently a volunteer with the South Peace Hospice and Palliative Care Society, and serves as secretary-treasurer of the Pouce Coupe Community Foundation. She said her priorities include making more land available for residential development, and advocating for more money to be put into upgrading and maintaining the Peace River Haven care home. She added she would like to attract more tourists into the village by erecting a monument recognizing Pouce Coupe as one of the oldest communities in the Peace region.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Southampton striker Osvaldo quits football to focus on music

first_img0Shares0000Chievo offered the controversial player another chance to resurrect his career, but Osvaldo has decided to hang up his boots. PHOTO/DAILYMAILMILAN, Italy, Sep 2- Maverick Dani Osvaldo has apparently turned his back on football – so he can devote more time to playing in his band.The journeyman Argentine-Italian, best known for picking fights with opponents and team-mates alike, was offered a two-year contract on deadline day by Chievo. But the 30-year-old striker turned down the Sh283.5mn-a-year offer in order to spend more time indulging his musical passions.His last club was Boca Juniors, but Osvaldo was sacked by the club after manager Guillermo Barros caught him smoking in the changing rooms during a Copa Libertadores quarter-final.He had been at the Argentine giants for less than a year, having transferred from Porto in August 2015, but made just six appearances for them.Chievo offered the controversial player another chance to resurrect his career, but Osvaldo has decided to hang up his boots.His career will be remembered for a succession of flashpoints. In 2011, he punched Roma team-mate Erik Lamela in the face after he didn’t pass to him during a defeat at Udinese.And in 2013, he called caretaker manager Aurelio Andreazzoli ‘incompetent’ after he was only brought off the bench for 15 minutes during Roma’s Coppa Italia final defeat to rivals Lazio.Osvaldo moved to Southampton but controversy followed. In January 2014, he was fined Sh5.4mn and banned for three matches for violent conduct during a touchline bust-up in a match with Newcastle.Three weeks later, he head-butted team-mate Jose Fonte during a training ground fracas, leading to the club handing him a two-week suspension.Loan spells at Juventus and Inter Milan followed, before his moves to Porto and then Boca.But the prospect of a 13th club in 11 years wasn’t appealing as Osvaldo takes his rock and roll lifestyle into, well, rock and roll.-By DailyMail–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool captain Gerrard in amazing blast at ‘disrespectful’ Balotelli

first_img1 Mario Balotelli overuled Jordan Henderson to take a Liverpool penalty Mario Balotelli was Liverpool’s match-winner on Thursday night but was again at the centre of controversy after being branded ‘disrespectful’ by captain Steven Gerrard.Balotelli fired in a late penalty to seal a 1-0 win for the Reds against Besiktas in their Europa League clash at Anfield.But the Italian striker had overruled designated taker Jordan Henderson to take the spot-kick, and that prompted criticism from the injured Gerrard, who was a guest television pundit for the night.“Basically Henderson should have took that penalty,” Gerrard told ITV.“I think Mario has been a bit mischievous by stepping in front of him and going against what the manager’s planned before the game.“Credit to him, he’s scored, but it would be very interesting in that dressing room if he’d have missed that penalty.“I think we’d have had a similar situation to what happened at Everton a couple of weeks ago (when Kevin Mirallas stepped ahead of regular taker Leighton Baines and missed).“It’s not nice to see when players are taking it off each other and stuff, for me, rules are rules and codes are codes inside a dressing room and when a manager selects a penalty taker that player should take it.“Jordan is the captain and Mario showed Jordan a bit of disrespect there, but he’s scored a very important goal.“I think six or seven players would have wanted to take that penalty so if they all say they are taking it, what happens then? Rules are in place for a reason.”Balotelli later moved to play down the row on social media by writing on Instagram: “Thank you hendo for let me take the penalty. Stop drama now. We won that’s what it counts. We are a team and especially we are Liverpool. Come on guys.”last_img read more


first_imgA mother is boycotting her local HSE dentist because the toilets are so dirty.The toilet was full of damp and moldThe woman said she cannot return to the dentist service at St.Conal’s in Letterkenny after a horrific experience with her two children.The woman said she found black mold, damp, dirt and paper peeling from the walls of the toilet on a recent visit. And she has vowed not to return unless the place is cleaned up.She revealed “When we went in I was horrified at the state of it (the toilet). I refused to allow my child to use it as it was so dirty and in such a state of repair.“My three year old walked and said ‘eew … its dirty mummy’. The black mold, damp walls with wallpaper peeling, rust all over and general dirtiness of this bathroom was shocking.“I have seen porta-pottys cleaner and in better condition. It is obvious the general lack of money, time or effort that is put into St. Conals. It is clear to see just walking down the halls but the toilets to be in such horrible condition is disgusting,” she said. Paper and paint was peeling off the walls.The woman, who asked not to be named, sent Donegal Daily a series of pictures she took of the condition of the toilets.And the woman added “Some effort into giving the bathrooms a good clean and scrub could go along way.“It is absolutely disgusting and I for one will be refusing to take my children to this hospital again.”As well as dental services, St Conal’s also offer services for children’s psychology, childrens’ eye clinics and childrens’ behavioural clinic.A spokesperson for HSE West viewed some of the pictures of the St.Conal’s toilets and explained that a significant structural works programme is underway at St.Conal’s. Rust and dirt was all over the toilet.“This is currently focusing on protecting the structure from damp etc.“When this work is competed we will be moving to improve the toilet facilities.“In the meantime the toilets are cleaned regularly and the HSE will review these schedules again in light of this individual complaint.“The HSE encourages members of the public to comment on our services,” said the spokesperson. She also referred the woman to the HSE website and invited her to make a comment or complaint on the matter. BOYCOTTS DENTIST VISITS AFTER VISIT TO ‘DISGUSTING’ HOSPITAL was last modified: September 9th, 2013 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)Tags:boycottdentistHSEmumSt ConalsTOILETSlast_img read more

City cracks down on tax evading business

first_imgDelgadillo said a separate civil action is being filed against Prestige to recover the lost revenue to the city. “We think they believed because it is mostly a cash business that they could hide what the city is due,” he said. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“All we can do is estimate it is in the several hundreds of thousands of dollars,” he said. The criminal charges carry a potential penalty of $319,000 beyond any restitution payments and up to 155 years in county jail. Sahab did not return calls seeking comment. Chick said the charges were the first product of her special fraud unit and were designed to send a message. “We are saying to scofflaws that you will not get away without paying your taxes,” Chick said. “This is no small amount we’re talking about. Last year, the city brought in $75 million from the parking tax, and this year we expect to bring in $82 million. This is serious business.” Declaring war on businesses that fail to pay taxes, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Controller Laura Chick announced today the filing of a 310-count complaint against the owner of 31 parking lots who allegedly refused to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes owed to the city. The complaint, filed as the result of a whistleblower’s call and other investigations, is against Prestige Parking Inc. of Los Angeles and its owner, Schrab “Sam” Sahab, and alleges he failed to pay his share of the city’s 10 percent parking tax. The company owns and operates lots throughout the city. “No one likes to pay taxes, but it’s needed if we are to keep police on the streets, provide parks and libraries and keep the city operating,” Delgadillo said at a City Hal news conference. “They scammed money, which could have been used for public safety.” The city couldn’t say exactly how much it is owed by the failure to pay the tax, Delgadillo said. last_img read more

Arsenal legend Ian Wright and Ronald Koeman latest FIFA icons to be revealed

first_img Koeman was a excellent, versatile player before becoming a manager Maestro, L’Architetto, Il Metronomo, Il Professore, Mozart 🙌🙌🙌@Pirlo_official will be an ICON in #FUT20. Full feature reveal on 31.7— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 27, 2019Koeman, like Pirlo, represented a number of top sides during his 17-year spell as a player, featuring for the likes of Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Feyenoord.Capable of playing in defence or midfield, Koeman was part of the famous Barca side known as the ‘Dream Team’ which included  Hristo Stoichkov, Romário, Pep Guardiola and Michael Laudrup. They were managed by Johan Cruyff. The following day, the first FIFA icon was revealed as Pirlo.One of the greatest midfielders of all time, he played for several notable teams during his career including Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus.Famed for his exceptional passing range and prowess from free-kicks, he retired at MLS side New York City in 2017. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions latest FAREWELL Two more ICONS will be joining #FUT20! @RonaldKoeman @IanWright0 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿More new ICONS announced this week and the full FUT 20 feature reveal on Wednesday!— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 28, 2019EA have been gradually teasing previews and snippets for FIFA fans in the past week, despite the much anticipated game still being two months away.On Friday, we got to see the new FIFA 20 cover which went to Real Madrid new boy Eden Hazard, while the Champions Edition, is fronted by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. getty 2 Ian Wright is an Arsenal legend despite being a famous late starter In 1992, the Dutchman netted the only goal as Barcelona beat Sampdoria in the Champions League final at Wembley.Retiring in 1997, Koeman has since made his name in management, taking charge at Ajax, Benefica, PSV, Southampton, and Everton and he is currently head coach of the Netherlands.Wright famously turned professional relatively late, especially compared to the modern game, signing with Crystal Palace just before his 22nd birthday.He went on to spend seven years at Arsenal and became the club’s record goalscorer with 185, until Thierry Henry surpassed that total in 2005. getty targets Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED New job TROPHY Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Ronald Koeman and Ian Wright are the latest players to be revealed by EA as FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Icons.The two legends are the second and third stars so far released and join Italian World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo. Since calling it a day in 2000, Wright has worked as a pundit for ITV Sport and BBC Sport.Each icon will be given three different cards to reflect three different periods in their career, with the full list set of cards to be confirmed on July 31.last_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares

first_img[View the story “#Nextchat RECAP: How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares ” on Storify] On May 27, @shrmnextchat chatted with employment attorney Jonathan Segal @jonathan_HR_law about How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares.If you missed this important chat, you can read all the tweets here:last_img