Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Chung saved four break points in a fourth game of the second set lasting 12 minutes, holding for 2-2. But Nadal accelerated after that and served out the victory on his second match point.Nadal, who is tied for a record 30 Masters titles with Djokovic, has never won the tournament in Paris. He will next face Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who beat 15th-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-2.Third-seeded Marin Cilic won 6-4, 6-3 against Borna Coric in an all-Croatian match.Cilic, who had 13 aces, will next play 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. He eased past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-1.No. 4 Alexander Zverev lost to Robin Haase 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and No. 9 John Isner beat Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (2), 6-7 (11), 6-3.Haase next plays No. 13 Juan Martin del Potro, who eased past Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-2. The big-serving Argentine needs to win in Paris to have a chance of reaching the Finals in London.Isner, who lost last year’s final to Murray, faces No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov. He beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4.Frenchman Lucas Pouille kept alive his slim chances of qualifying for London with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Feliciano Lopez, but No. 12 Kevin Anderson’s chances took a blow after a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 loss to Fernando Verdasco.No. 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s bid to reach London is over following a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to Julien Benneteau in an all-French match.Benneteau plays No. 7 David Goffin of Belgium, who won 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 against Adrian Mannarino.Also, No. 16 Jack Sock of the United States had 14 aces in a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) win against Kyle Edmund and faces Pouille in Thursday’s third round. Nadal is also the oldest year-ending No. 1, testimony to his relentless determination.“It’s about the passion for what you are doing. It’s about the mentality of waking up every morning with the right motivation to go on court and improve something. That’s the winning mentality, no?” he replied, when asked what drives him. “The passion to improve something and practice every day with the right attitude to try to make that happen … not everybody is able to do it.”The only downside this season has been always losing to Federer, who leads the ATP Tour with seven titles.Federer has beaten Nadal four consecutive times — not dropping a set in three of them — and the 19-time Grand Slam champion was in outside contention for the No. 1 ranking before pulling out of Paris to focus on the season-ending ATP Finals in London next week.The 21-year-old Chung broke Nadal in the ninth game of the first set and held for 5-5. 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(AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time, surprising even the fiercest of competitors after a wrist injury and a lack of form severely dented his steely confidence.The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas03:38Magalong slams ‘selective’ PNP ranks cleansing01:37Protesters 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next The 16-time Grand Slam winner had not finished the year at the top since 2013, with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray doing so after that.“One year ago, for sure I never dreamed about being No. 1 again at the end of the season,” said Nadal, who missed large parts of 2016 because of a troublesome wrist. “It has been an amazing year.”Nadal’s comeback has been truly remarkable, even by his lofty standards.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 shutoutHe reached three Grand Slam finals this year, losing to Roger Federer at the Australian Open and winning a 10th French Open title before clinching the U.S. Open for the third time.“It was impossible for me to think about (being No. 1) coming back from a tough period without playing, and with so many injuries in the last couple of years,” said Nadal, who also finished as No. 1 in ’08 and ’10. “It means a lot. 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TweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS (AP). AEK Athens ended Olympiakos’ undefeated run 22 games into the Greek league season on Saturday, beating the defending champion 1-0.Ronald Vargas scored in the 78th minute, grabbing the rebound after Diego Buonanotte’s penalty kick hit the post.Olympiakos was left with 9 players after Luka Milivojevic was dismissed with a second yellow card for handling the ball inside the area, a call which led to the penalty kick.Olympiakos had also lost Alberto Botia in the 47th with a direct red card for a last-man foul.AEK’s Rodrigo Gallo was also dismissed, in the 86th.Second-place AEK is 16 points behind Olympiakos with eight rounds remaining.Also, Platanias won 2-0 at Panthrakikos and Atromitos vs. Veria ended in a scoreless draw.
Sophomore guard Cait Craft (13) walks off the court during a timeout in a game against Iowa Jan. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 81-74.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (12-9, 2-3) is currently on a two-game losing streak, but it has a chance to gain ground in the conference standings by notching a win against Big Ten rival Michigan (13-5, 4-1) Thursday.The Buckeyes are currently tied for seventh in the Big Ten with Indiana, Northwestern and Wisconsin, while the Wolverines are tied for first place with Penn State and in-state rival Michigan State.In the two teams’ first meeting this season, Michigan won against OSU, 64-49, in Columbus Jan. 5, in a game where offense was hard to come by. The Buckeyes only managed 13 first-half points, a performance that coach Kevin McGuff described as “ugly.”“We did not play well offensively,” McGuff said. “They had a good defensive game plan and we did not react well.”The Buckeyes shot just 31.3 percent from the field in the Michigan loss but showed improvement in that category during Sunday’s loss to Iowa, in which they shot 49.2 percent.Despite a better shooting performance against the Hawkeyes, the feeling in the locker room was still one of disappointment, sophomore guard Cait Craft said.“Lately, the games that we keep coming up short in … it is like we are not even there,” Craft said, referring to the team’s tendency to start slow. “To keep coming back and coming up just a little bit short is disappointing for everybody.”Craft’s comments pertained to the Iowa game in particular, since the Buckeyes dug themselves a 17-point hole and spent the entire game trying to catch up, ultimately losing 81-74.Although the team has been getting off to slow starts because of poor shooting, redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion said she and her teammates need to keep moving forward and not dwell on losses.“You cannot focus on the past and what we have done wrong,” Scullion said. “Coach (McGuff) put in a new offense for us … (and) moving forward, we are going to try to get a lot more dribble penetration.”OSU has seen success when it rebounds effectively and is 10-0 on the season when outrebounding opponents. Consequently, rebounding well against Michigan during Thursday night’s matchup looks to be a focal point for the team.“It is something that we are always conscience of,” McGuff said. “That will be a big deal for us this week.”While the Buckeyes struggled offensively in their first matchup against Michigan, their defense did hold the Wolverines to more than eight points below than their season average of 72.7 points per game.“By and large, that was not the end of the floor that was our biggest issue,” McGuff said of his team’s defense in the earlier loss to Michigan. “We need to find a way to generate more offense.”The Buckeyes are set to tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Young Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane has revealed he wanted his team face a Juventus team that had Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.The Swiss side is in Turin to face Juve in their second Champions League group game, but CR7 is suspended after being sent off against Valencia.“We’re sad that Ronaldo isn’t there, it’s the same for any injured or suspended the player,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference.“It would have been nice for us to face him on the pitch, but if Ronaldo doesn’t play then another champion will because Juventus have good alternatives in every area.“It would have been nice to see him on the pitch though.”Seoane was asked if his side are nervous about taking on one of the favourites to win the competition.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“The team is always focused, every game. We know that every day presents a new challenge and different opponents to face.“The players are very focused and I think the atmosphere can help a lot with that.“It’s a different situation [to Manchester United], we’re away for this one and there’s a big difference.“It’s our first Champions League and we know there isn’t much room for mistakes. We must always perform well, always make the right choices, and be attentive in both attack and defence.“Of course we know that the opponent matters too, so it’ll be a very difficult game.“[Jordan] Lotomba has been injured for some time and is unavailable, and also Kevin Mbabu is out for this game, unfortunately.”
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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dr. Heidi Hanna and Karyn Buxman are hosting a free Humor Marathon online on Friday, June 21st as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event.Participants will also get a free copy of their book What’s So Funny About Stress.Register at www.humormarathon.com. June 19, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Free Humor Marathon online as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event Posted: June 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom,
Tuesday 08/06Audio PlayerTuesday-0806.mp3VmTuesday-0806.mp300:00RPdKPBSD Students Awarded Alaska Communications 2019 Summer Of Heroes, Citizens Invited To Help Count Belugas In Kenai, Kasilof Rivers Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Friday 08/09Audio PlayerFriday-0809.mp3VmFriday-0809.mp300:00RPdManager Vs. Mayor, It’ll Be Up For The Voters To Decide, Dunleavy Signs Reduced Capital Budget Into Law Monday 08/05Audio PlayerMonday-0805.mp3VmMonday-0805.mp300:00RPdFour Killed In Weekend Plane Crash Near Girdwood, Alaska Marine Highway System Has Resumed Regularly-Scheduled Service, Two Men Drown In Kasilof River Over The Weekend, Fire Danger Remains ‘High’ With Warmer Temperatures Thursday 08/08Audio PlayerThursday-0808.mp3VmThursday-0808.mp300:00RPdBurn Suspension In Effect For Kenai Peninsula Borough, Borough Will Ask The Voters On Whether Or Not To Raise The Cap On Sales, Recall Dunleavy Event Turns Focus On Recall Knopp Campaign Wednesday 08/07Audio PlayerWednesday-0807.mp3VmWednesday-0807.mp300:00RPdInvocation Ordinance Pulled From Assembly Meeting Agenda, Dunleavy Has No Immediate Plans For Another Special Session, Wildlife Troopers Offer Tips for Hunters As Hunting Seasons Open Statewide
“We are confident that we will have the data we need to make this a strong business long-term,” according to a spokeswoman from Conde Nast.The other Conde Nast titles that will soon have iPad subscription models include Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest, Allure, Wired, Self and GQ.The New Yorker and these other titles will have the ability to optimize data collection. Apple has a standard prompt for subscription offerings that allows consumers to opt-in to share their information. This new subscription model will have a second prompt that comes during the purchasepath that asks a reader to share their e-mail address and establish a log-in in order to access additional content.The additional content includes, in the case of The New Yorker, the Web based edition available at NewYorker.com and archives of the magazine dating back until 1925. The second prompt is a second opportunity to encourage a reader to share their contact information.Additionally, the publication could gain more consumer data if print subscribers take advantage of the iPad versions; Conde Nast owns the relationship when a print subscriber activates the digital editions. There are about 1 million print subscribers to the magazine, all of whom have access if they so choose.The bundled subscriptions (Web site, iPad and print access) will allow for data collection optimization when users buy directly from NewYorker.com because Conde Nast will have direct access to a consumer’s information. “The fact that we’re offering the print digital bundles on our sites for the same price as the digital only edition through iTunes is certainly attractive and compelling for us,” the spokeswoman says.When asked about the 30/70 percent revenue split and whether or not it is applied in this case, Murphy declined to discuss the revenue details of the agreement. According to a news release The New Yorker’s weekly iPad editions are available through in-app purchase at the App Store, on iTunes and include password access to the Web-based edition for $5.99 per month for four issues or $59.99 per year. The Print and digital bundled subscriptions available at NewYorker.com are $6.99 per month for four issues and $69.99 ayear.The other seven titles will be $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year through in-app purchase at the App Store. Magazine giant Conde Nast has reached an agreement with Apple, Inc. on digital subscriptions of The New Yorker and seven other titles that will debut in the next few weeks.Subscriptions for the publications will be available through iTunes and in the App Store. Those who subscribe to the print publication are granted immediate access to the digital editions throughout the life of their current print subscriptions, while new print subscribers will get both paper and digital access.”The iPad has created an incredible new way for readers to experience our award-winning magazines. Over time, we’ll see subscriptions leading to greater and greater scale, helping to drive overall industry growth,” says Conde Nast president Robert A. Sauerberg, Jr. in a statement.Apple and many publishers have been at odds about the consumer data available to publications and the 30 percent fee the technology company charges, as reported by AD’s sister publication, FOLIO:Magazine. Over the past week, however, Time Inc., Hearst and now Conde Nast have all reached agreements with Apple.
12 Photos Volkswagen Volkswagen Tags More From Roadshow More about 2018 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Electric Cars 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Still in camouflage Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better A sketch of what the mobile charge points might look like. Volkswagen Volkswagen plans to launch what is essentially a supersized version of the portable power bank you use for your phone, but scaled up to charge electric cars. The charging stations would be mobile and wouldn’t necessarily need to be plugged into the electrical grid, but can store enough power to charge as many as 15 electric cars.The mobile charging stations are designed so they can be easily deployed anywhere, without necessarily adding the extra wiring to connect them to the grid. Volkswagen says that means the chargers could easily be setup in, say, public parking lots or temporarily during “large-scale events,” like sports games. The chargers could also be installed on a temporary basis to see whether they proved popular enough to merit the investment to fully connect them. The charger has 360 kilowatt-hours of energy storage built into it and can fast-charge vehicles at up to 100 kilowatts. That matches up with the forthcoming VW I.D. family of EVs, which will have the ability to charge at 100 kW.The charging stations can also be plugged into a power grid, in which case it will continually recharge itself. That recharging could be timed only to use off-peak times or to only use renewably produced energy, VW says. When charged, the stations can support charging up to four vehicles at a time, and will support e-bikes as well as cars. Using the aforementioned 100-kW DC fast-charging, VW says one of its I.D. family cars could be charged in as little as 17 minutes.The charging stations also serve as a way for Volkswagen to give a second life to the lithium-ion battery packs that will be used in the I.D. family electric cars. When the packs lose too much capacity to be used in cars, they can be repurposed to instead store energy in these mobile charging points. The chargers will launch in Volkswagen’s home of Wolfsburg, Germany, in a limited pilot program this year, with full production of the mobile units set to begin in 2020. Comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 1 Review • 2018 Volkswagen Passat Review
Share John Jordan for The Texas TribuneThe Confederate Soldiers’ Monument on the south lawn of the state Capitol in Austin.Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday isn’t the only holiday this week for state employees in Texas. They can also take off Friday for a state holiday that has been a source of controversy: Confederate Heroes Day.Confederate Heroes Day is a skeleton crew holiday, when state employees can take a paid day off but state offices remain open. Employees who work can take another day off instead, according to Kevin Lyons of the Texas comptroller’s office. Other skeleton crew holidays include Texas Independence Day and San Jacinto Day. Some lawmakers attempted in 2015 and 2017 to change the name of the holiday to “Civil War Remembrance Day” and move the date to avoid occasional conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but the measure never gained traction. “We’re not talking about wiping out that part of history — or those that may be our family members who fought in the Confederacy,” said state Rep. Donna Howard, author of the 2015 proposal. “But we are saying that it needs to be inclusive of everyone else and reflect the way we want to recognize what happened … and the fact that we are the United States now.” In the past year, the issue of Confederate memorials and monuments has gripped the nation. Last August in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists held a rally protesting the city’s plan to remove a Confederate statue, leading to a deadly clash between ralliers and counterprotesters. In Texas, the state Capitol has recently faced criticism over its Confederate monuments and UT-Austin removed its confederate statues, which campus president Gregory Fenves called “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesman Marshall Davis said this week the symbols of Confederate veterans don’t stand for hate but for history and honor.“They served their country nobly and bravely, and many, many of them never came home,” Davis said. “When these monuments are being taken down, these are United States veteran memorials. Whether you understand the causes of the war or support the war, you still need to honor the veterans that were there.” Davis said Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Confederate Heroes Day falling on the same week means there can be space to celebrate multiple heroes this week. Confederate Heroes Day has been a state holiday since 1973, when lawmakers voted to consolidate two state holidays: Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s birthday on Jan. 19 and the June 3 birthday of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Texas is one of nine states, along with South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee and Louisiana, that have holidays remembering Confederate soldiers. In 2015, Howard’s proposal to move the holiday to May — to align with the official ending of the Civil War — and call it “Civil War Remembrance Day” caused an uproar at the Texas Capitol. Student Jacob Hale introduced a draft of the legislation during a committee hearing, telling lawmakers the change would create a “more accurate symbol of our state’s diverse history.” The measure died in committee. State Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, filed a similar measure in 2017, but the bill never got a hearing. Morgan White, a state employee in Austin, is not working this Confederate Heroes Day because she’s on leave. “I don’t think people take it off in order to celebrate the holiday really,” White said. “People just want an extra day off work.” John Jordan / The Texas TribuneThe plaque on the Confederate Dead Monument on the South Lawn of the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 16, 2018.
Share EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: This is Cindy Madrid and her daughter Alisson Ximena. They were just reunited at IAH. Ximena was so famously heard in an audio recording pleading for her mother who was being held hundreds of miles away in an immigration detention facility in McAllen. pic.twitter.com/onLtGmo61d— Foti Kallergis (@FotiABC13) July 13, 2018 Photo: Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public MediaThis photo shows Salvadoran girl Allison Ximena Valencia (second from the left) at a press conference held in Houston on July 13, 2018. Valencia was at the press conference with Cindy Madrid, her mother (third from the left), to talk about their reunification after several weeks of separation because of their detention in different facilities for undocumented immigrants.Updated on Friday, July 13th at 5:35 p.m. (Central Time)Cindy Madrid, the mother of the six year old Salvadoran girl with whom she was reunited early on Friday after being detained in different facilities, will seek asylum in the United States for herself and the child, whose name is Allison Ximena.As reported by NPR, Ximena’s voice was heard in a recording made at the facility where she was detained reciting the phone number of her aunt –who lives in Houston–, generating national news.Telma Garcia, the attorney who is representing Madrid, explained at a press conference held in Houston that here client has passed a credible fear interview.Garcia detailed that, for now, Madrid and the child will live in Houston with a sister of the mother’s. The attorney added Ximena will be included in Madrid’s asylum petition.Madrid’s case is currently being processed in Harlingen, but, according to Garcia, they might have the “option” of moving it to a Houston immigration court. “It’s something that she and I will have to decide later,” the attorney noted.Speaking in Spanish, Madrid said she has come to the United States because it is a safer country than El Salvador and added she also wants to offer her daughter the opportunity to have “a better future.”During the press conference, Madrid was asked about what is her message for other families of undocumented immigrants who are currently separated and she responded she encourages them to have “patience” because “although many have been told no, things can change, the laws can change at some point.”Ximena, also speaking in Spanish, commented that she felt “good” when she was reunited with her mother because she missed her. Same as Madrid, the girl encouraged other children who have been separated from their parents to have “patience.”In this short video, Mayra Figueroa, a member of the group Center for Central American Resources (known as CRECEN by its acronym in Spanish) translates to English a comment Ximena made about what she wants to do now that she has been reunited with her mother.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/13162945/WhatsApp-Video-of-Ximena.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.————————————————————————–Cindy Madrid, a mother from El Salvador, and her 6-year-old daughter, Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, were reunited in Houston Friday morning at Bush Intercontinental Airport.The girl had been separated from her mother after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.Weeks ago New York-based ProPublica released audio of Alison pleading for her family from inside a detention center in McAllen.Their lawyer reportedly told ABC13 the two had to take a DNA test to confirm they were related. The lawyer also said the two will stay in Houston for the time being.This comes as dozens of other migrant families are being reunited this week, following an order from a federal judge.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Aquí el momento justo en que la niña Alisson Jimena y su mamá Cindy Madrid, abandonan el Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Houston donde por fin se reunieron luego de estar separadas por la política de cero tolerancia del gobierno del presidente Trump. #PrimeraEdicion pic.twitter.com/FA1OQhjTam— Rodolfo Sánchez (@RodolfoSanzTV) July 13, 2018 Cindy Madrid and her 6-yr-old daughter, Alisson have been reunited in Texas after being separated at the border. Allison’s tears were heard on a recording taken at a facility where she was held. Their story tonight on @AC360 @cnn 8pm ET. pic.twitter.com/MoNKjxa6tK— Ismael Estrada (@IshEstradaCNN) July 13, 2018
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Rice University professors Phil Bedient and Jim Blackburn view Hurricane Harvey as a pivotal event for Houston – a wake-up call to rethink our relationship with nature and our understanding of climate change; and an opportunity to implement changes that will make the region more resilient to future storms.Part 10 of 10-part series, “Stories from the Storm”. More at houstonpublicmedia.org/harvey. This article is part of the Stories from the Storm podcast Share X Listen 00:00 /17:05
Professional Locha, a stand-up comedy show is going to be staged in the Capital on 14 September at Epicentre, Gurgaon. All of us have different professions and every profession has its own pros and cons. This show will present how professionals from different professional backgrounds discuss it and generate real comedy. It will highlight the frustration of a professional and the pressure he/she handles everyday. So if you are stuck in a boring job, or you are misfit at your workplace, or you are mad at your boss for being a pain in the posterior region, than make sure you get the venue on time. It won’t help your situation, but it’ll make you laugh at a screwed up life. The artistes performing are – Amit Tandon, Madhvendra, Mayank, Pratyush, Shashwat and Prakhar. This team of frustrated comedians will leave no profession untouched and no job untarnished.
Walking at varying speeds can burn up to 20 percent more calories compared to maintaining a steady pace, the findings showed.“We found that changing speeds can increase the cost of walking substantially,” said study co-author Manoj Srinivasan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University in the US. The researchers found that up to eight percent of the energy we use during normal daily walking could be due to the energy needed to start and stop walking.For the study, they measured the cost of changing walking speeds by having people change their walking pace on a treadmill while its speed remained steady. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you are changing the speed, you’re pressing the gas pedal, so to speak. Changing the kinetic energy of the person requires more work from the legs and that process certainly burns more energy,” first author of the study Nidhi Seethapathi, doctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University explained. “How do you walk in a manner that burns more energy? Just do weird things. Walk with a backpack, walk with weights on your legs. Walk for a while, then stop and repeat that. Walk in a curve as opposed to a straight line,” he said.The results suggest that by using traditional methods, people may be underestimating the number of calories burned while walking in daily life or playing sports. The study appeared in the journal Biology Letters.
South African communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has pushed back against plans by public broadcaster SABC to engage in concerted cost-cutting to turn its fortunes around.Nomvula MokonyaneMokonyane said that SABC was continuing to insist on a programme of intensive cost cutting alone rather than a more comprehensive approach to deal with its precarious finances.She said she had raised her concerns about the SABC board’s approach, which ignores the advice of its main shareholder, the South African government.Mokonyane said that the turnaround plan presented by the broadcaster lacked details on how much the cost-cutting plan will save the company in the short, medium and long term and did not specify how the broadcaster s going to manage and balance out the short to medium term challenges in order to achieve its long-term vision set out in the turnaround plan.Mokonyane said that SABC had failed to make any proposals about increasing its revenues, including improving the collection of licence fees and disposal of non-core or underused assets.“As the shareholder, it is our considered view that any retrenchment exercise must be a last resort and an integral part of a holistic, well formulated and broadly canvassed turn-around plan aimed at steering the SABC towards future financial sustainability” said Mokonyane.“The SABC is a national asset and as a public broadcaster its well-being is not the exclusive domain of the Board and its management but that of all stakeholders with an interest in its sustainability and those include the government, as a shareholder, labour, civil-society and the broader public.”