MOST READ “I was a little bit too stiff with my body and I couldn’t stay in the rallies,” Halep said.Last year, Halep rolled her ankle in the final and lost a set lead to Svitolina.This time, Svitolina didn’t face a single break point in a match that lasted just 67 minutes.Halep said her physical problems were the result of a long three-set win over Maria Sharapova in the semifinals a day earlier.Halep had already secured the No. 1 ranking for another week by reaching the semifinals.Svitolina, who has never made it beyond the quarterfinals at a major, was hesitant to predict anything for Paris.“In a Grand Slam it’s very tricky,” she said. “But I’m definitely going to Roland Garros on a high note.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Nadal won 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PH boxers bag 3 golds in Russia tilt LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “He came out way faster and played much more aggressive than I did,” Zverev said. “It just changed momentum … If you don’t have the momentum on your side, you’re not going to beat Rafa.”Still, Zverev was pleased that he dominated Nadal in the second set and was up a break in the third before the rain came.“I was not far away from beating Rafa on a clay court in a Masters final, so I guess I can take that to Paris,” Zverev said.Nadal, who improved to 5-0 in his career against Zverev, has won a record 10 French Opens.“Of course Rafa will be the favorite there,” said Zverev, who has never been past the fourth round in a major. “I’ll be in the other half of the draw and that’s a good thing.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open title.Coming a week after a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals to Dominic Thiem, Nadal has his confidence back entering the year’s second Grand Slam in Paris, which starts next Sunday.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 crown“It’s been an amazing week,” Nadal said. “It was tough losing in Madrid so to come back and win the trophy here is great.”Nadal recovered from an early break in the third set after a 50-minute rain delay, winning four straight games to close it out once the players returned to the court. View comments Nadal will reclaim the No. 1 ranking on Monday from Roger Federer, who is sitting out the clay season to prepare for Wimbledon.“My first victory here in 2005 is one of my greatest memories,” Nadal said during the trophy presentation. “To have this cup with me so many years later is really specialissimo.”Earlier, Elina Svitolina defended the women’s title, facing little resistance from top-ranked Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win.“I dominated all the match,” Svitolina said.Just like in last year’s final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury.Nadal and Zverev had each won two titles on clay this season entering the final, with Nadal lifting trophies in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and Zverev taking Munich and Madrid.Midway through the final set, Nadal showed off his shot-making skills with an over-the-shoulder put away with his back to the net, earning long applause from the crowd.Nadal, who hadn’t won the Italian Open since 2013, picked up a winner’s check of 935,000 euros (nearly $1 million).“Congratulations Rafa,” Zverev said. “You’re the greatest clay-court player of all time.”Halep called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in the second set then exited the court for treatment.
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Madison Bumgarner hasn’t been a member of the Diamondbacks for two days yet, and already he has his walk-up song.“Let me tell you how it will be. There’s one for you, 19 for me. ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman.”From Ken Rosenthal, expert on all things MLB: “Two notes on Madison Bumgarner: 1) Per sources, he was the Nationals’ Plan B if they had not re-signed Stephen Strasburg. 2) A California-based team would have needed to offer him $100M to match the net after tax of $85M from …
The image of a scientist free to follow his quest wherever it goes is changing. In an age of international terrorism, governments are becoming more wary of the potential downsides of scientific investigations, and scientific organizations are beginning to fall in line, reluctantly but understandingly. “Biologists may soon have little option but to sign up to codes of conduct,” admitted Nature last week,1 (emphasis added in all quotes): “… however outrageous Nature readers may consider it, politicians and policy-makers are taking codes of conduct and licensing in research seriously.” (In the past, most researchers “would wonder what planet such proposals come from,” the editorial quips.) Scientists may need to become certified, take courses in ethics, be informed about the possibilities of dual use of their findings (i.e., for civic or military purposes), and develop a “culture of responsibility” in their institutions. Maybe only a malevolent few would ever misuse scientific discoveries, but those few can wreak havoc on society and destroy the reputation of scientific institutions. Scientists had better not wait to be told what to do: “in a world threatened by terrorism, governments are taking more interest in such codes, and scientists would do well to engage in a constructive discussion about what role they might play.” The basic idea of professional scientific ethics doesn’t have to be complicated. “Consider the phrase ‘do no harm’,” the editorial suggests. “Deceptively simple, a trite piece of motherhood and apple pie, and yet, as one medical researcher at the meeting said, this fundamental principle had provided him with significant help when faced with some critical professional decisions.”1Editorial, “Rules of engagement,” Nature, 436, 2 (7 July 2005) | doi: 10.1038/436002a.Do no harm? Well, so much for Darwinism. Evolutionists deal with evil by denying its existence, and turn righteousness into a phantom, an artifact of selfishness (for example, see this recent just-so story on EurekAlert). To a consistent Darwinist, harm can be a good thing, as long as it doesn’t happen to oneself. Ethics cannot be derived from a philosophy that denies the actual existence of mind, soul, intelligence or freedom of choice. Here is a place where the new intelligent design paradigm, with moral motivation provided by religious principles of responsibility, unselfishness, charity, and righteousness, can really shine.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
15 October 2012South Africa went down 1-0 after conceding a late goal to Poland in an international friendly at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Friday night. Bafana Banafa coach Gordon Igesund said that while he was disappointed with the result, it had been “a good and worthwhile exercise”.Igesund used the game to hand debuts to three players: Sifiso Myeni, Luvhengo Mungomeni and Ricardo Nunes, while there were also returns for goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.Marcin Komorowski struck the winner eight minutes from time after Khune had stymied the Poles’ attacking forays time after time. The fact that Khune was South Africa’s man of the match was somewhat concerning, but Bafana, too, created some opportunities of their own.Equaliser disallowedIn fact, after Komorowski had put Poland ahead, it appeared that South Africa had equalised when Siyabonga Sangweni found the back of the net with a header, but he was deemed to have been offside and the goal was ruled out.Poland certainly had their chances to score earlier, but when Arkadiusz Piech was put clean through in the 26th minute after springing the offside trap, Khune denied him.Shortly after that Artur Sobiech missed a gilt-edged chance to give the Poles the lead from only a couple of metres out. He, however, somehow got his feet in a tangle and completely missed an inviting cross that passed across the face of Khune’s goal.‘We deserved something’“Congratulations to Poland for the victory, but I believe we deserved something from the game,” Igesund said afterwards.“I am not disappointed with the performance of my players, but I am unhappy that we gave away a very soft goal. I think we achieved what we wanted from this match.”Assessing the game, Igesund added: “Poland started well, but Khune did well to keep us in the game. I also believe we did not have enough bodies in the box to punish them.“It is better to lose games like these and be ready for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament because I am building a squad for that showpiece. It was a great test for us.”‘He cans still improve’Before the game, quite a lot was made of the selection of Ricardo Nunes at left-back. Igesund said: “He did reasonably well and he showed some quality. But I still believe he can still improve.”Nunes was especially useful from free kicks, and Dikgacoi should have made better use of a pinpoint delivery from the defender early in the second half, but headed wide of the mark.It was encouraging to see the South African team playing with a sense of urgency, which was something that had been missing at times before Igesund took over.Defensive holesThere were some nice touches and clearly a desire to get forward but, with half the team having been changed, the passing was not sure enough and there were also some holes in the defence. Igesund will no doubt work on that before Bafana’s next outing against Kenya in Nairobi on Tuesday.“It is a bitter pill to swallow, more so because we conceded so late in the match,” said Bafana Bafana captain Bongani Khumalo.“We had some chances which we did not capitalise on and at this level we have to bury every opportunity we get, even half a chance.“Be that as it may, we are forging ahead with our mission of preparing a team for Afcon, so we have to keep on fighting. We have to keep on working hard and the results will eventually come,” said the Greece-based defender.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:12 — 21.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSHoward Bloom is a polymath, which is a fancy way of saying he’s into all kinds of things and does extraordinarily well at all of them. He’s a scientist, mathematician, a promoter, and much more. His insights and expertise span over so many areas it’s hard to have a conversation with him and stay on track in your own head. But Howard knows exactly where he’s going. This conversation digs into things like influence, perception, how we make inroads into convincing others to champion our cause, and why personal belief in yourself and your cause are instrumental to success.Lessons in influence from an expert in mass behavior, with Howard BloomClick To TweetWhat are memes and how do they work?That’s the question Anthony asked Howard Bloom and the answer was not what you would expect. Howard pointed out that memes are ideas, passed along from person to person but also went into the biological and psychological reasons that memes and cliches are powerful in human interactions and how they can be used to influence and persuade. This is a fascinating conversation with a man of many talents who has deep insight into the psychology of persuasion, something every salesperson could use more of. Where does personal belief come from?Howard Bloom tells the story of how he began making phone calls to specific influencers about a project he was working on. There were 102 people on his list. Every call from the first until the 98th was a firm “No.” Then came the 99th and he got the response he was looking for. What is it that keeps a person going like that, in spite of rejection? What kind of belief has to exist in order to keep knocking until the answer comes? Howard explores that idea on this episode so be sure you listen.Where does personal belief come from?Click To TweetFrom the mass behavior of quarks to the mass behavior of human beings.When speaking with Howard Bloom about topics like influence you have to be ready for a circuitous ride. Howard is not going to stay on the surface of how conversations work or verbal tricks to lead you to success. He’s going to go deep. Howard has studied mass behavior extensively and believes he’s found common principles that govern the mass behavior of everything from microbes to human beings. He’s got a lot to say about the role salespeople play in the world of persuasion, so be sure you take the time to hear it.Salespeople must believe in what they’re selling.“In order to be successful at anything, you’ve got to believe in it. Why would you be selling a product if you don’t believe in it?” That’s what Howard Bloom says about the importance of belief in the sales arena. His believe that conviction comes before a conversion leads him to talk about the most effective things to do before, during and after a sales call and how your personal level of confidence will impact your success – both negatively and positively.Salespeople must believe in what they’re sellingClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Howard Bloom. What are memes and how do they work? Do we choose our infections or do they choose us? How do people pick up the right beliefs to succeed? Why is an optimistic vision vital to success? What makes one person influential to another? The hardest sale Howard had to make when he was representing artists. A lesson Howard learned from reading T.S. Elliot in high school.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.HowardBloom.net08711366430192860925161614551X0374529272The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeWhat are memes and how do they work?Click To TweetFrom the mass behavior of quarks to the mass behavior of human beingsClick To Tweet