Top quotes from the Australian Open

first_img“I don’t agree with athletes having to physically exert themselves in the wee hours of the morning. I don’t think it is healthy — in fact it is quite dangerous.”— An exhausted Johanna Konta after the Briton’s second-round clash with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza ended at 3:12 am after a scheduling logjam meant they didn’t get on court until 12:30 am.“Go away. Like, literally. If you’ve retired, why are you still in tennis? I’m going to say it honestly — no one likes him any more.”— Firebrand Bernard Tomic has words of advice for Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt“I was giving the referee a hard time about the new rule the WTA made about how you can only take one bathroom break. I kind of needed to go to the bathroom, but I hesitated. I was trying to strategically plan out when I was going to urinate.”— American Danielle Collins after routing world number two Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2 on her way to the semi-finals in a dream debut at Melbourne Park.“I was trying to stay alive. I was downing pickle juice, having that like Kool-Aid. Tasted terrible.”— Frances Tiafoe on how he beat cramp against Grigor Dimitrov“No way! I feel old. Wow, that’s kind of crazy… It’s weird. For me, when I play, like, Venus (Williams) or someone, I’m star struck too. It’s a bit weird when you tell me there’s someone I’m playing that feels that way.”— Naomi Osaka after the 21-year-old was told one of her opponents, Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek, was awestruck to be playing the Japanese star at Melbourne Park.“He gives you no rhythm. He plays just a different game style than the rest of the players. I’ve never seen a player have this. He makes you play bad. I don’t know, I would call that a talent.”— Stefanos Tsitsipas after being thumped by Rafael Nadal in the semi-finalShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Rafael NadalMelbourne, Australia | AFP | “Even though I always believe I can play this way, visualize myself playing this way. At this level, as I said, under the circumstances, it was truly a perfect match.”— Novak Djokovic after his rout of Rafael Nadal to win a record seventh Australian Open.“I felt like I was in a state of shock through the entire trophy presentation.”— Naomi Osaka after winning her first Australian Open title. “Probably physically I was not able. Five months without competing, having that big challenge in front of me, I needed something else. That something else probably today I don’t have it yet… to compete at this super high level.”— An honest Rafael Nadal assesses why he was demolished by Novak Djokovic in the final.“I felt like I had been hit by a train in the first set, everything was too fast.”— Simona Halep after American great Serena Williams ousted her in the fourth round to end the Romanian’s reign as world number one.“Yeah, sure. He’s in front of the mic a lot. He’s always going to say stuff. I’ve heard that story the last 10 years. From that standpoint, nothing new there.”— Roger Federer reacts to John McEnroe saying his defeat to Tsitsipas was a changing of the old guard.“I can’t say that I choked on those match points. She just played lights out, literally hitting lines. Just went for it, just went crazy on match point.”—  Serena Williams after Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova survived four match points then stormed home in the quarter-finals to end the American’s latest bid for a record-equalling 24th major.“I knew if he got hold of a forehand, it was going to be barbecued chicken”— Frances Tiafoe after facing Rafael Nadal’s biggest weapon in the quarter-finallast_img read more

Whitewater gets set for early opening

first_imgBy Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFor those looking to get first tracks (legally) at Whitewater, mark this date on your calendar: Dec. 4.The first weekend in December is expected to usher in a new season in paradise as Whitewater Ski Resort will deliver over 600 acres of new skiing, three new top-to-bottom intermediate runs, and the Glory Ridge chair lift (2,044 vertical feet), said the hill’s general manager, Brian Cusack. Although initial predictions were for the third week of November, warmer temperatures haven’t brought the snow they should have, he said. Even still, there hasn’t been a damper put on the start of the season, which will still start one week before it historically has. “The long-term forecast is for a snowy, cooler winter with lots of storms, so I think we are looking for a remarkable season,” Cusack said. The new lift will open by the 16th of December, with the final pieces of the lift and testing still yet to be completed this month. The galvanized metal triple lift was brought in from Vail, Col., at “a steal” of a price. The Mountain opens fulltime on Dec. 11. Last year, thanks to a huge dump of snow in the middle of November, Whitewater opened in the third week of November. Over 50 centimetres of snow have fallen on the top of the mountains at Whitewater, with around 20 cm. accumulating at the base. Ski hills across the province are gearing up for an early season opening this month, with many hoping a La Nina weather cycle will bring record snows this year. It is not yet clear how this year’s cooler La Nina pattern will affect the ski season. In 2009, the warmer El Nino weather pattern led to mid November openings. Sun Peaks, located north of Kamloops, is expected to open on Nov. 20 while Silver Star plans to open its Nordic ski tracks on Nov. 18 and the downhill area on Nov. 26. Blackcomb’s official opening day is still set for Nov. 25, and Whistler is pegged for this Friday, but with freezing level at 1,200 metres and 68 centimetres of snow already on the slopes, Blackcomb could potentially open earlier. In areas with heavy snowfall, changes are in the works. Backcountry skiers heading to Revelstoke’s Glacier National Park will find anyone entering a prohibited area or a winter restricted area that is closed could be hit with fines of $2,000. For information on the Winter Permit System call 250-837-7500 or check out www.parkscanada.gc.ca/[email protected] Note The second annual Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society (AABBS) gear swap is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Gravity Adventure Climbing Gym located at 513 Victoria St. This is a swap for all gear: hiking, biking, back country, kayak, canoes. The best part about your purchase is 20 per cent of the proceeds will go to the AABBS.AABBS is a non-for-profit society founded in the spring of 2009 by a group of Nelson ski industry and business professionals concerned about the increase in the number of teens venturing out into the back country without any avalanche and mountain safety training.   Thanks to the generosity of the many donors that have supported the effort, the society provided free Canadian Avalanche Association approved Avalanche Skills Training courses to 30 Nelson and area youth between the ages of 13-18 this past ski season.   Whitewater has also provided five, one-day Avalanche Awareness Courses for approximately 75 youth aimed to raise awareness and prepare these youth for the AST 1 courses.If you would like to know more about this program for youth, or would like to find out how you can help, check out http://www.skiwhitewater.com/beyond_the_boundaries.php.Registration is on a first come, first served basis.last_img read more

Warriors shoot down Bombers at Junior Boy’s Provincials

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsWhite Rock Christian Academy jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead en route to an 84-51 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers during opening round games at the B.C. High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships Thursday in Victoria.The Bombers proved to be no match for the high-powered Warriors as Sam Ykema and Vartan Tamelian shared equally 32 points.Peter Spangehl with 14 and Tyus Allen, scoring 13 also finished in double figures. The Bombers was led by Jack Sturrup, who led all scorers with 19 points.LVR, entering the provincial tournament with only seven players, drops to the consolation round against Claremont of Victoria Friday. Game time is 10:30 a.m.There were two upsets during Day one. Top ranked Kelowna Owls lost 43-37 to 16th-ranked Bellenas while 14 seed Penticton knocked off No. 3 Sir Winston Churchhill 55-51.The final is set for Saturday at 4 [email protected]last_img read more

City eyes safety improvements for Hacienda Road

first_imgLA HABRA HEIGHTS – Don Chilson and his wife have lived on Hacienda Road since 1956, but the past few years have been a little crazy for them. Chilson says he’s counted at least 21 instances in which a car has spun out of control on Hacienda, crashing through his fence. City officials say the number is actually far fewer, but Chilson claims that many of those 21 drivers did not stick around for police to show up. Regardless of the true number, La Habra Heights officials are taking safety seriously on Hacienda, near Chilson’s home. Plans call for the installation of a 100-foot guard rail next to his home, plus the planting of trees and bushes to block his home from the view of drivers. Chilson said he’s grateful for anything the city can do to improve safety on Hacienda. “The guard rail will help,” he said. “It’s the first time we’ve ever had anybody go that far to help us.” For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Humboldt State linebacker Cameron Buell ready to lead Jacks’ defense this season

first_imgARCATA >> Cameron Buell wasn’t thinking about the context of the moment. The only thing on his mind was sticking his foot in the ground and running up the Redwood Bowl field.It was an interception, with the clock right at the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter against Augustana University, that ensured Humboldt State its first postseason win in nearly 50 years. And it was a moment that, even though he didn’t get the pick-six he sorely desired, the high-energy Buell certainly celebrated …last_img read more

7 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js

first_imgOK, we won’t bore you by telling you what Node.js is again or why it’s so dang hot.You want to learn Node.js? There’s no completely finished Node.js book out there that we’re aware of. But there’s one complete book in rough draft form, two partial guides and several other great resources for learning Node.js.No more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutesNo more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutes is a short tutorial from the developers of NowJS. It explains how to get a Node.js instance up and running in Amazon EC2. It’s not meant to teach you how to use Node.js, just get you a working installation of it up quick.It’s especially useful if you’re on Windows and don’t want to try to use Node.js under Cygwin.Up and Running With Node.js Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#How To klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Mastering Node was one of the first e-books on Node.js, but it’s also a work in progress. It’s an open source book available from Github in PDF, ePub, HTML and Mobi formats. The last few sections are still incomplete.The Official Node.js Documentation If you really need answers about Node.js, you can always RTFM.Bulletproof Node.js CodingAnd finally, Bulletproof Node.js Coding is a concise but helpful collection of tips for Node.js programmers.More ResourcesYou can also check out the sites Nodetuts and How to Node for shorter, more specific tutorials on a number of Node-related subjects. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Up and Running with Node.js by Tom Hughes-Croucher hasn’t been officially released yet, but O’Reilly Media has released a free text preview of the book as part of its Open Feedback Publishing System. Hughes-Croucher is a developer advocate at Joyent, the sponsor company of Node.js. This book seems destined to become the definitive guide to Node.js.Our previous coverage of the book is here.The Node Beginner BookThe Node Beginner Book by by Manuel Kiessling is a new Node.js e-book. It’s only about 40% done, and is actually more of a long tutorial than a book at this point.Kiessling’s work is aimed for developers “experienced with at least one object-oriented language like Ruby, Python, PHP or Java, only little experience with JavaScript, and completely new to node.js.”Felix’s Node.js GuideFelix’s Node.js Guide got a lot of attention this week, particularly the Convincing The Boss section. The guide is a work in progress by Felix Geisendörfer, an early Node.js core contributor. At present, the sections are:Node.js Beginner GuideIf you are new to node.js, this guide will take you from hello world to deploying your first app.Node.js Style GuideThe general JavaScript style I recommend to use with node.js. A lot of this is personal preferences, but hopefully rather consistent.Node.js Community GuideGet to know some of the node.js community and find out where they hang out.Node.js Convincing The Boss GuideFind out where node.js makes sense, and how to get management to see the benefits.Mastering Node Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Book Review: Small Giants

first_imgSmall Giants was written by Bo Burlingham, who also co-authored The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Game with Jack Stack. His point is that, while it’s easy to feel beleaguered as a small-business owner — competing against bigger companies with deeper capital reserves and expert boards of directors and investors — the business is better able to follow the leader’s intuition and to harvest information more quickly and act on it with less need for justification.Being small is actually an unfair advantage if we learn how to take advantage of it.When the financial downturn first hit last May, my bank canceled my company’s line of credit (curse them!), but it’s turned out to be a blessing. We tightened our belts, and as things have gotten steadily worse, we’ve been in a position to take advantage of the great employees applying for jobs and have actually grown the business. Small Giants speaks to this issue: The big companies were not able to respond quickly enough to adverse conditions; they could see the writing on the wall but couldn’t move fast enough to gather real-time information and use it to respond with appropriate changes.I never use highlighter when I read a book, but my hardcover edition of Small Giants is lit up throughout with yellow. It’s well written, encouraging, and optimistic, and left me feeling great about being a small-business owner.After more than 30 years in this industry, with the last 20 as captain of my own ship, I often joke that I’m just about unemployable and that I only do it to subsidize my tool addiction. The reality is that I love being in business with a great crew of employees, responding to both rough seas and calm, building beautiful homes for appreciative clients. But it’s been a journey getting to this point, and thought-provoking books like this have helped chart the course.last_img read more

Saddled with foul trouble, Rice had no doubt TNT locals could get job done

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president There was no hint of anxiousness in Rice despite being limited to a spectator on the bench due to foul trouble with Ginebra primed for one last run.Rice’s cool demeanor isn’t because of complacency, but rather of confidence that his teammates will get the job done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wasn’t really worried because I believe in the guys and I know they could take it from there,” Rice told reporters after TNT overcame his foul woes and Ginebra’s repeated rallies for a 103-96 win at Batangas City Coliseum Wednesday night.“Of course, you don’t wanna be on the bench but I wasn’t that nervous at all. We got a lot of great players so I wasn’t really that worried at all.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH True enough, the locals stepped up in the absence of Rice, who missed the entire third quarter after being called for his fourth foul with still three minutes left in the first half.Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried much of the scoring load in the third period. The star guard fired 11 of his 20 points in the third alone.“I think it backfired-putting Glen into foul trouble early because the locals played well together which gave Rice the whole third to rest. He came out fresh in the fourth,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.The 26-year-old Rice was rejuvenated at the start of the fourth quarter. He made up for lost time and scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the first seven minutes of the final frame until he committed his fifth foul.“I didn’t play in the third so I had the opportunity to come out there a little fresher. Like it or not, I got into foul trouble so early in the game. But it was what it was,” said Rice, who was selected late in the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:04Senators cry foul over blog posts branding them as ‘Palace dogs’01:22Trump launches tirade against anthem protesters01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. bobbed his head and bust out some dance moves as loudspeakers blared hip-hop music throughout the arena during a timeout late in the fourth quarter.Rice had just picked up his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth quarter with TNT protecting a 95-83 lead against a Barangay Ginebra team capable of coming back instantly in a game the KaTropa couldn’t afford to lose.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ “My teammates did a great job of lifting us up. And when I came in the fourth, we were already winning, so it made our job a lot easier.”There were a few questionable calls, but Rice said his fouls were due to his aggressiveness right from the opening tip.“I think our energy was better. We were scrambling a little more, we were a little feisty that’s why a couple of us got into foul trouble. Our energy was so high that we almost played a lttle too hard but not that smart. But it ended up good for us,” he said.The KaTropa redeemed themselves after suffering a 121-94 rout in Game 1, but after a gutsy win in Game 2, they’re confident that they can make it back-to-back.“We know what we gonna do to beat this team. We gotta play hard, we gotta have the same energy and effort that we had tonight. And I think we’ll be successful if we do that.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Arellano keeps Final Four hunt alive, routs St. Benilde Read Nextlast_img read more

JLR passes on GST related benefits to customers

first_imgJaguar Land Rover India today announced that estimated price reduction post GST, in case it comes into effect from 1st July 2017 onwards, will be up to 12 per cent and will vary from state to state on a model-wise basis. Consequently, such price reduction linked benefits will be passed onto the customers with immediate effect on select stock of vehicles.Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “Implementation of GST is a historical moment for India which will not only benefit consumers but is also expected to make the whole tax regime simpler and more transparent. In support of this initiative from the Government of India and in line with Jaguar Land Rover’s Customer First philosophy of also being transparent and dependable, we are pleased to proactively pass on benefits linked to the expected price reduction to our customers with immediate effect.”  Jaguar Land Rover currently produces five name-plates in India – three Jaguar name-plates, XE, XF and XJ and two Land Rover name-plates, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. On select stock, Jaguar Land Rover has decided to pass-on the benefits to its customers in advance of the 1st July 2017 roll-out date of GST. Such benefits, which will vary from state to state and will be in the range of Rs. 2 Lakh to Rs. 5.7 Lakh on Jaguar XE and will go up to Rs. 4 to Rs. 10.9 Lakh on Jaguar XJ. On Land Rover models i.e. Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, the benefits will vary from Rs. 3.3 Lakh to Rs. 7.5 Lakh.advertisementAlso Read: Most extreme Jaguar ever teased before Goodwood revealAlso Read:Jaguar slashes price of petrol XE by Rs 2.65 lakhlast_img read more

STAFF NEEDED FOR BRISBANE CITY/SUNSHINE COAST

first_imgTFA, in association with Brisbane City and Sunshine Coast regions and QTA, have assessed the need for staff resources to support Touch activities in these two regions. Applications are now being invited for the position of Administration Services / Representative Coordinator for the region. Please click here for the job advertisment: JOB ADVERTISMENT Please click here for the job description:JOB DESCRIPTIONlast_img