Category: cpfypbuz

Serena Williams airs vulnerable side in 5-part TV series

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There’s no escaping the fear: The fear that I might not come back as strong as I was. The fear that I can’t be both the best mother and the best tennis player in the world. I guess my only choice is to live and find out,” Williams says at one point.She cries as she recounts the pulmonary embolism that made it hard for her to breathe shortly after her child was born.There are also lighthearted moments, such as this exchange:Ohanian: “What did you say when someone said that our little girl was going to win Wimbledon in, like, 15-20 years?”Williams: “Not if I’m still on tour.”ADVERTISEMENT Ohanian: “You’re ridiculous.”The second episode closes with Williams heading to the practice court, seven weeks after becoming a mom, ready to get her comeback to the tour started.“I was thinking that I could just feel it around. Just probably hit some groundstrokes and see if I still have it, you know? Or need to pursue a different career,” Williams says with a chuckle.She won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant and has not played in a major tournament since.Her next chance to take the Grand Slam stage could come at the French Open, which starts May 27.“I have more tennis to play,” Williams says in episode No. 2. “I have my life to live.” NVGRELATED STORIES:Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay pushSerena says motherhood may make her better playerSerena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That is just one example of the images and words that show vulnerability the world is not accustomed to seeing — or hearing — from the owner of 23 Grand Slam singles championships, someone whose on-court game is built, at least in part, on intimidating power.“Being Serena,” airing on Wednesday nights starting this week, offers viewers a chance to feel as if they are getting to know the athlete better. There is the footage, including in the delivery room when Williams gave birth to her daughter on Sept. 1. And there are interviews, including with Williams; her husband, Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian; her tennis-playing sister, Venus; another sibling; their mother; and Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe debut episode is titled “Fear.” The other episode provided to reviewers is called “Strength.”Those first two installments mainly focus on Williams’ pregnancy, her difficult childbirth and her thoughts on motherhood. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award In a photo provided by HBO date not provided, Serena Williams holds her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanion Jr., in a scene from the HBO’s “Being Serena,” a five-part documentary series. The series airs Wednesday nights, starting this week. (HBO via AP)The first episode of “Being Serena,” a five-part documentary series on HBO about Serena Williams, closes with the tennis great in a hospital bed, about to have a C-section.Just before the screen fades, a voiceover from Williams is heard: “I was terrified. And it was a whole new kind of fear. Tennis? I don’t think it ever felt so far away. And I don’t think my life ever felt so unsure.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 2 Malaysian badminton players banned for match-fixing Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Copyright Boss Resigns

first_imgThe Officer-In -Charge of the Liberian Copyright Office, Mr. Ernest Bruce has revealed to LIBLIFE in an interview that he has resigned.“There has been a lot of grumble to the extent that my character was assassinated, when members of the Collective Management Society charged that I took news to the international community that we have a CMO when we don’t,” said Mr. Bruce. “It seems to me that there is a lot of misunderstanding either about how this thing should be done or going on, so I have decided to step aside for other personal reasons.”He added, “I felt bad to resign since it has been my childhood dream to help build the entertainment industry in Liberia to benefit artists.” He however said that he is resolute in his decision to leave the copyright office, knowing that there are certain things in life that one cannot change and that are some that can be changed. “I can’t be part of a fight when it is clear that I did not create the CMO and never begged for the position. I was asked to do it,” he said. According to him, those that are now “fighting” him were the same people that applauded his leadership and said that he has the belief it is the time for him to give those critics a chance to do a better job. “When I accepted the position to head the copyright office I did it because of my passion for it. Now that I’m leaving, I promise to still be involved into it as a private citizen, always willing to give my expertise,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pesticide to target fruit flies in South Bay

first_imgWhen the flies lay their eggs, which develop into larvae, the insects feed on fruits and vegetables, “rendering them inedible,” Lyle said. The county Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures discovered the first fly Tuesday in Harbor City, followed by a sighting Wednesday in Rolling Hills and two more Thursday in Harbor City, he said. As a result, white vans will comb the area Monday to dispense a special bait designed to eradicate the pests. Workers armed with devices that look like caulking guns will squirt a “dollop” of the solution onto utility poles and tree trunks, Lyle said. The “male attractant” is mixed with a pesticide that draws in and kills the males. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER Pesticide teams will squirt trees and light poles throughout the South Bay and Harbor Area on Monday to prevent the spread of Oriental fruit flies – an invasive species found last week in Harbor City and Rolling Hills. Los Angeles County regularly sets traps to prepare for an invasion of fruit flies and other non-native insects, said Steve Lyle, director of public affairs for the state Department of Food and Agriculture. Crews won’t be spraying, and the solution will be out of reach for children and dogs, he said. The target area is bordered roughly by Avalon Boulevard, West Capitol Drive, Palos Verdes Drive East and West 220th Street, which includes neighborhoods in Torrance, Harbor City, Carson, Wilmington, Lomita, Rolling Hills Estates and Rolling Hills. Though Lyle said Oriental fruit fly spottings are typical this time of year, the insects can do widespread damage. The Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures released a statement calling the invasive species “one of the world’s most destructive insect pests.” The application could start even earlier if more of the fruit flies are found. “A potential breeding population is indicated by the very limited time and distance between these detections,” spokesman Ken Pellman said. Originally from Southeast Asia, the Oriental fruit fly is now found in Hawaii and other Pacific Islands but is not native to California. “We know it hitches a ride from somewhere,” Lyle said. “It could come from someone’s luggage, the port ? the postal service if someone mails a package.” City News Service contributed to this article.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

Beloved maverick passes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“His was a tough act to follow,” said S. D. “Dee” Ulch, who succeeded him as manager of the fair. Born May 30, 1918, Arlyn George Marquardt was raised in Clintonville, Wis., and attended the University of Wisconsin. During World War II, he became a captain in the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps and served in the South Pacific. Always a friend, he kept in close contact with his unit buddies when he was released. Mary and he came to the valley in 1948. He owned the Littlerock General Store until he became the fair’s first full-time manager, which he was from 1950 to 1959. Marquardt was one of the original members of the Palmdale so-called “Round Table,” which drew business people for lunch and conversation that mainly revolved around business issues. “In those days, if you needed to know about anything that was going on, you made it a point to go early to get a seat at the table,” said one of his friends. “These later years, it’s just been a bunch of old friends getting together to `chat and chew,’ as Mark would say.” Marquardt kept a mailing list and every month he sent out cards to the regulars to remind them of the monthly luncheon. He and Mary raised three children: Jim, now in Woodland Hills; John of Chico; and Jean of New Mexico, all of whom survive him. He also leaves a sister, B.J. Swanson of Lancaster, a brother, Orvil Marquardt of Fremont, Neb., and four grandchildren. qqq Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Barbecued chicken, rice pilaf, cooked cabbage, tossed salad, apple. Tuesday: Beef stew, spinach, garden salad, vanilla pudding. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, Normandy vegetables, cottage cheese, cookies. Thursday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, tossed salad, Jell-O with fruit. Friday: Macaroni and cheese with ham, corn nibblets, creamy coleslaw, pears. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5741.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A.G. “Mark” Marquardt was known as a maverick who was well-informed. His opinions counted. He was an Antelope Valley Fair manager and an Antelope Valley Hospital board member, and he loved the Antelope Valley, the fair, Antelope Valley Hospital, Antelope Valley Retired Officers Association, Grace Lutheran Church and his family – not in that order. He and his wife, Mary, were a devoted couple and when she preceded him in death almost a year ago after 61 years of marriage, his own health seemed to wane. Marquardt underwent heart-valve replacement surgery on March 10 and died March 20 at age 87. last_img

Man slashed more than 80 car tyres worth more than €5,000

first_imgA man caused more than €5,000 worth of damage after slashing more than 80 tyres on more than 20 parked cars.Hugo McFadden used a Stanley knife to go on a slashing rampage on a housing estate in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on July 21st, 2016. Letterkenny District Court heard how McFadden was spotted by a member of the public interferring with a car at Chestnut Grove just after 2.30am.He fled but was spotted again acting suspiciously by Gardai at 4.45am and was arrested and was found to be in possession of a Stanley knife.Gardai obtained a search warrant and founds cans of spray paint at his home.It was later found that McFadden had used the spray paint to attack a local house.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client, aged 36 of Chestnut Grove, Letterkenny was admitted to psychiatric care following the incident and was completely irrational.He said he would normally try to seek time to get compensation for those whose property had been damaged but this was unlikely in this case.Judge Paul Kelly asked for a probation report in the case.Man slashed more than 80 car tyres worth more than €5,000 was last modified: February 20th, 2017 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


first_imgGorman in action for Letterkenny Rovers before he departed for Stevenage Borough last summer.Dale Gorman scored his first goal for the Stevenage first-team against St.Albans on Monday night and in doing so capped a remarkable week for the young Letterkenny man.Last week Gorman was at the centre of a storm, he was kicked in the head by a Mexican player during an international fixture at The Milk Cup between Northern Ireland and Mexico.The clip received national attention, and IFA authorities came down hard on both sides for the mass brawl that brought unwanted negative attention to the popular competition. Gorman wasn’t badly injured despite the vicious kick, and the tough midfielder played in the rest of the competition for Northern Ireland.He’s progressing well at Stevenage and this was evidenced further on Tuesday night when he scored a cracking goal against St.Albans in a pre-season friendly fixture.Gorman will be hoping he can break into the first-team on a regular basis during the forthcoming season ahead.They say a week is a long time in football and in the case of Dale Gorman, it’s a very true statement.   GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Dale GormanNBewsNOrthern IrelandSportStevenage Boroughlast_img read more


first_imgThe Coiste Scaoil Saor Ó Ailse (Break Free from Cancer) Cancer Support & Online Information group is to welcome the Marie Keating Foundation to Gaoth Dobhair.The mobile unit will visit Ionaid Naomh Padraig on April 10th next.People are being encouraged to visit the mobile unit and further details will be made available soon. What is the Marie Keating Foundation.Mobile Information Units
Mobile Information Unit Service
The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose built Mobile Information Units which travel around the Eastern, Western and Southern regions of Ireland. There is a nurse on board who is available to provide cancer information to the general public free of charge in an informal and non-intrusive way. This is not a screening service.We can facilitate confidential one to one consultations and information presentations on our Mobile Information Units. The Unit is stocked with take home information leaflets on Bowel, Lung, Mouth, Skin, Testicular, Prostate, Cervical, Ovarian and Breast cancer. Upcoming unit locations can be viewed hereFAQ’s Q. Where and when do the Units operate?A. Our Mobile Information Units operate this nationwide service three days a week; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To view upcoming Mobile Information Unit locations, please click hereQ. What can I expect from a Mobile Information Unit visit?A. Our nurses give cancer information presentations on the Units as well as using practical awareness tools such as the smokerlyzer, tar in a jar and body fat scales to help to illustrate our messaging. The Units are stocked with take home information leaflets on Bowel, Lung, Mouth, Skin, Testicular, Prostate, Cervical, Ovarian and Breast cancer.Our Nurses can talk to people on a one to one basis in a private area on board about any concerns that a person might have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else (family member or friend). MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION TO VISIT DONEGAL CANCER GROUP was last modified: January 16th, 2014 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:donegalGaoth DobhairMarie Keating Foundationlast_img read more

Medi-Clinic expands UAE operations

first_imgSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 12 January 2011 “We are proud to be associated with the Emaar brand and are confident that the quality standards of both our organisations complement each other,” Hadley said. “EHL will introduce systems to enhance operational efficiencies as well as strengthen healthcare standards further.” According to Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar, the venture forms part of the company’s long-term strategy of concentrating on its core competencies of creating premium real estate developments in key emerging markets around the world. In a statement this week, Medi-Clinic Corporation chairman Edwin Hertzog said the agreement demonstrated the valuable opportunities present in the region Exploring partnership opportunities “Emirates Healthcare Limited has demonstrated its competencies in delivering world-class healthcare, and we are confident that our agreement will further establish healthcare assets in our communities as among the most efficient healthcare providers in the region,” he said. He said the company would continue its emphasis on business and geographic expansion, while exploring partnership opportunities with proven specialists to bring greater value efficiencies to operations.center_img EHL chief executive David Hadley sad that the company had access to a wealth of combined expertise and the shared knowledge of internationally qualified healthcare experts, and had proven their ability to provide a higher level of medical care. South African private hospital group Medi-Clinic has entered into a collaboration with Emaar Properties to take over the running of the Dubai-based property developer’s healthcare portfolio, which includes three clinics in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EHL employs around 1 500 people, and operates seven of the UAE’s most prestigious healthcare facilities, including the Welcare Hospital, The City Hospital and five successful private clinics in Dubai – the Welcare Ambulatory Care Centre, Emirates Diagnostic Clinic, Welcare Clinic Mirdif, Welcare Clinic Al Qusais, and the newly opened Welcare Ibn Batutta Clinic. Strengthening healthcare standards As part of the agreement, which takes effect on 15 January, Medi-Clinic’s Middle East division, Emirates Healthcare Limited (EHL), will acquire the assets of and operate the Dubai Mall Medical Centre, the Arabian Ranches Clinic and the Meadows Clinic. “Medi-Clinic has experienced positive growth in its Middle East operations and EHL has established itself as a brand that is associated with high quality healthcare,” Hertzog said. “The association with a property development market leader such as Emaar Properties confirms our standing as a prominent player.”last_img read more

Plenty to do at the ‘16 Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Science Review is gearing up for another year of agricultural action during its annual three-day exposition being held Sept. 20 through 22.“Each year, farmers come here to see the latest and greatest in technologies and this year, we’re going to have more of the same,” said Matt Sullivan, superintendent of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.FSR is known for its acres of side-by-side field demonstrations and Sullivan noted some exciting pieces of technology being unveiled with regard to corn harvest.“When the guys hop on the shuttle to go over to the field demonstrations, they’re going to see some really new harvest technology. They’re going to be able to see combines harvesting at an angle. You may say, ‘why in the world would they want to do that.’ You know if you’re looking at 30-inch rows, 20-inch rows, twin rows of corn, you may not have to buy a second head for that. You can just use one,” he said. “So we’re going to have two different combines this year being able to look at that type of technology.”Combine head manufacturers Geringhoff and Capello are bringing their innovative products for visitors to see in the corn harvest specifically suited for cross-row reaping. Sullivan said that the headers bring some unique capabilities to the farmer’s toolbox.“You know as a farmer myself, I get pretty jazzed up by having options in my toolbox. We have different types of wrenches, different types of GPS, and it gives us an opportunity to some different things,” he said. “Maybe we’ve got some point rows we need to go at a certain angle or something we need to do to make sure that we capture all those ears. That’s the way to look at it is it’s another option for harvest technology where it provides an opportunity to make a difference in what we’re doing.”The Farm Science Review wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the Gwynne Conservation Area, just down the road from the field demos. The widespread destruction from the Emerald Ash Borer has brought quite the need for proper tree felling education.“As you’re leaving field demos, you’re going to catch the same shuttle back and you’re going to go right by the Gwynne Conservation area. The Emerald Ash Borer has been pretty mean to us over the past few years and we’ve got a lot of dead trees in our woods and in our yards,” he said. “We’re having a chainsaw safety and maintenance demo — how to fell a tree properly. That’s going to be one of the biggest highlights at the Gwynne this year so that’s going to be going on all three days,” Sullivan said. “And also, there’s a lot of educational opportunities. What kind of trees do you have on your lot? What are you doing with your conservation areas, the areas that maybe you have in CRP? There’s going to be a lot of programming on that as well.”Back at the main exhibition area, visitors will be experiencing the result of increases in exhibitor numbers and permanent structures.“This year, we’re going to have the most vendors we’ve ever had at the Farm Science Review, and that’s one of the coolest things. We’re going to have over 20 new vendors and we’re going to be up to about 637 vendors this year. Thanks to Morton Buildings, they donated their building that’s been here for 18 years where we’re going to put 40 booths. Lots of small industry booths, 10-foot by 10-foot booths, 20-foot by 10-foot booths — we’re going to have those there. You don’t want to miss that at Kottman and Land Avenue,” he said. “And then we’re also having three new buildings on site — Morton of course, since they donated their old one to us. Asgrow Dekalb, so if there’s anybody out there using that type of seed, you’ll want to stop by and see their building. And we have a food vendor, this is going to be our third food vendor that has a building and that’s Teen Challenge, they have really good food, you’re going to want to make sure you stop and see them.”With changes across the board this year, Sullivan said the Review is cementing its place in the top end of the country’s farm shows.“We consider ourselves on of the top five farm shows in the nation. And when you look at our facilities and what we can offer — the 2,100 acres of the Molly Caren Ag Center — I would challenge anybody in the farm show industry, maybe North America, maybe even the world — and I’m being serious about this — as being the best. And we all have unique aspects to our shows but when you look at field demos and conservation areas and the quality and the maturity of our exhibit area, we’re second to none,” Sullivan said. “Take that few minutes, stop the combine if you’re going to be running, and just come see us for at least an afternoon,” Sullivan said. “You won’t regret it.”The Review runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 22.Admission to the Review is $7 in advance, $10 at the gate, and free for children 5 and younger. Attendees can also browse among more than 600 exhibitors displaying more than 4,000 product lines.Free wagon shuttles from the west end of the Review’s main grounds take visitors to presentations at the nearby Gwynne Conservation Area and field demonstrations of harvesting and other equipment.Organizers expect total attendance to top 110,000. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Details are at read more

Quick Trick for De-Flickering Your Video Shots

first_imgThis tip from video production pro Philip Bloom is a simple way to de-flicker your footage in any video editing app.Flicker from electrical lighting can kill a shot, especially one shot in slow motion with a high shutter speed. You can try to remove this flicker with filters and plugins in your video editing software – or you could try out this simple layering trick from Philip Bloom.Here’s the jist of Bloom’s video de-flicker trick:Duplicate a video clip that has electrical flicker.Stack this duplicate on a new layer above your original clip.Offset the top layer by one frame.Reduce the opacity (in the tutorial Philiip got good results at 50%).That’s it.It’s almost TOO simple – this trick can work in any video editing application and can drastically improve the look of your indoor slow motion shots.Director of Photography Tom Guilmette gave Philip’s de-flicker technique a test. You can view that sample here:Got your own de-flicker tips?Share in the comments below!last_img read more