Hewitt bows out

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of “C’MON!” Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on centre court and said farewell.After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year’s tournament – his 20th attempt – would be his last.”Lleyton’s Last Stand”, as some Australian media have billed it, came yesterday in the second round, where Hewitt lost to David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, in a gritty contest that the numbers alone don’t do justice. It included some dramatic tennis, a few expletives – including a verbal volley Hewitt had with the chair umpire – and was capped off by an emotional send-off in the Rod Laver Arena.When the No. 8-ranked Ferrer returned to the court for the winner’s customary post-match interview, he redirected the spotlight to Hewitt.Ferrer, who at 33 is just a year younger than Hewitt and has a similar relentless, chase-every-ball style, told the crowd that he once had Hewitt sign a T-shirt for him that now hangs with other tennis memorabilia in his home. “I never had idols, but Lleyton is an idol for me.”last_img read more

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Inconnu announces winners for Fall Raffle

first_imgCorporate sponsors for the raffle included Central Mountain Air, Everflo Compression Ltd, Northern Vision Care and Sugar Ray’s Pilot and Hotshot Services. Advertisement Through their Fall Raffle, the Inconnu Swim Club was able to sell 3,464 tickets for a profit of $16,320. All proceeds from this raffle went to support members of the Club for costs associated with swim meets and travel as the Inconnu Swim Club as Inconnu is a non-profit organization. – Advertisement -Winning first prize was Michelle Lindley for two Return CMA Tickets + $500.00 Cash. Heather Malcolm won second prize of $1,000 cash and Carly Firesen was drawn for third prize for $500 cash. Inconnu thanks the community and its various sponsors for their continued, generous support. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club was selling tickets for their Fall Raffle and announced the winners on Friday, December 20, at the North Peace Leisure Pool.last_img read more

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Weather for The Bahamas Turks and Caicos

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – MARINERS AND BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR POTENTIAL WATERSPOUTS. MEANWHILE, RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF LOCALIZED FLOODING DURING HEAVY AND PROLONGED RAINFALL EVENTS.GENERAL SITUATIONS: MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING CONTINUES TO TRIGGER POCKETS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS TODAY.NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS: WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATEDSOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & Turks and Caicos: ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMSThere are two tropical waves under watch…A tropical wave located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and disorganized shower activity.  Some slow development of this broad disturbance is possible and it is moving W to WNW at 15mphTwo: A well-defined, non-tropical low pressure system has developed over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida.  The system moves inland over the central Florida peninsula on Tuesday, and into the western Atlantic by Wednesday.  Locally heavy rainfall across portions of central and northeastern Florida is expected during the next couple of days. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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BAHAMAS Prime Minister Minnis Back from CARICOM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 4, 2018 – Nassau  – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre) returned to Nassau on Monday, from CARICOM in Port-au-Prince late yesterday evening.  He’s pictured at LPIA chatting with Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson and Office of the Prime Minister Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Related Items:last_img

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Allegri backs Cristiano Ronaldo amid rape scandal

first_imgIn-trouble Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will continue featuring for the Bianconeri amid a police investigation of a rape allegation against him.The 33-year-old forward has been accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga, at the Palms Casino Resort in June 2009, and a criminal investigation is well underway in Las Vegas.However, Massimiliano Allegri went public to defend his headline performer ahead of Juventus’ Serie A clash with Genoa, with The States Man broadcasting his words.“He’s very calm and working well, and I’m not the one to respond to things that don’t concern me because they are personal,” Juve boss said.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Besides, he’s arrived here with great humility and settled in well, giving attention and a sense of responsibility to a side who have always had this.“He’s scoring goals too, which is what he does best, in addition to the assists.”The Portugal international has registered 8 Serie A appearances since his €100 million transfer from Los Blancos last summer, bagging four goals and providing five assists so far.last_img read more

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Manchester Pacific Gateway Project breaks ground after 12year battle

first_imgManchester Pacific Gateway Project breaks ground after 12-year battle Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — It was a 12-year battle that reached the United States Supreme Court: The battle to build the biggest waterfront development on the West Coast.But Friday, it officially became a reality.Papa Doug Manchester stood alongside Mayor Kevin Faulconer and others to commemorate the start of a new future for downtown San Diego.Related Story: Special Report: Broadway Navy Project is cleared to move forward“This will be the biggest dig in the history of San Diego. Seven city blocks going down at one time and about 800,000 cubic yards of dirt in the first phase of the project,” said Project Manager Perry Dealy.The area of downtown is along Harbor Drive across from the Midway Aircraft Carrier. Dealy said this will open up access to the waterfront.Seven blocks will be verticle developments with five buildings. There will be two hotels, a 29-story Convention Center hotel, a smaller five-star boutique hotel and two office buildings. It will also include a 1.9-acre park and a pedestrian paseo.And there will be two levels of underground parking with 3,000 public spaces.The actual construction won’t begin until August after the demolition of the old buildings is completed, but they anticipate completion in early 2021. Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings June 1, 2018 1234567 John Soderman, Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption John Soderman Posted: June 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 10:12 PM Show Caption Hide Caption last_img read more

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