Serena Williams outburst at 2018 US Open Women’s Final explored in new ESPN series ‘Backstory’

first_imgAugust 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams outburst at 2018 US Open Women’s Final explored in new ESPN series ‘Backstory’ Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka faced her childhood hero Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Final and won, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title in a match that many thought would go to Williams.Her triumph, however, was marred by arguments between Williams and the match’s umpire, Carlos Ramos, sparking a controversy that would have the world talking about tennis for weeks.As part of the new ESPN series Backstory, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Don Van Natta peeled back the layers of the event and delved into the lives of both Williams and Ramos to understand how the two came together for one of the most divisive moments in recent tennis history during one of the world’s most celebrated finals in sports.Ramos was only 16 when he began working as a chair umpire in Portugal. One of his friends told Van Natta that Ramos was so focused that he would treat satellite events as if they were the Wimbledon final. But Ramos had big dreams of one day becoming a world-class umpire, a goal that he said would allow him to see the world, Van Natta said.Williams and her sister, Venus Williams, meanwhile, would rise out of Compton, Calif., to become two of the biggest sports stars in the world by dominating a sport played mostly by white athletes.With her fierce will to win, Williams did not get to the top without shaking things up. In May 2018, for example, she received criticism for wearing a so-called “catsuit” bodysuit to the French Open. She said the suit was designed to prevent blood clots since she had given birth a few months earlier. French Open President Bernard Giudicelli later said the suit “would no longer be accepted” and that players in future tournaments would have to dress more conservatively.The heated dispute between Ramos and Williams, who was vying for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, began when Williams was losing to Osaka two games into the second set after Ramos said he witnessed a code violation for coaching — Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, had given her a thumbs up — and gave Williams a warning.“If he gives me a thumbs-up, he is telling me to come on,” Williams told Ramos at the time. “We don’t have any code and I know you don’t know that, and [I] understand why you may have thought that that was coaching, but it is not. I don’t cheat to win; I would rather lose. I am just letting you know.”Retired tennis champion Chrissie Evert told Van Natta that Mouratoglou, who has coached Williams for seven years, “is not known to be one of those coaches who coaches all the time and Serena never looks at her box. She…figures it out herself.”From that moment, the tension between Williams and Ramos would escalate. Williams accused Ramos of questioning her integrity and punishing her more harshly than male players. “I have a daughter and I stand for what’s right,” she told him. “I have never cheated.”A second violation, costing her a point, came after the fifth game of the second set when she slammed a broken racket to the ground in frustration. After repeatedly demanding that Ramos apologize, she received her third violation for what Ramos called “verbal abuse” — a game penalty — after she called him a “thief.”“You stole a point from me,” she said. “You’re a thief, too.”Although Williams would go on to win the next game in an excellent display of tennis, Osaka would finish her off in the ensuing match, winning the set and the title.Mouratoglou told Van Natta that it was the first time he had ever sent a signal to Williams and that he did it “because it felt like it was an important moment.”“It was probably one of the biggest moments of her career,” Mouratoglou told Van Natta. “She’s in a Grand Slam final to equal the record of all time and she’s losing, and she’s — I [felt] at that moment — she’s lost on the court. So, I tried to help her. That’s my job.”Yet, even though the incident was a setback for Williams, Mouratoglou said that it was a “fantastic” moment for tennis.“It’s unbelievable. That was the best moment of tennis [in the] last 10 years,” he told Van Natta. “We don’t have any drama in tennis. We have drama in all other sports, but not tennis.”Williams gave Osaka a congratulatory hug following the match, but as the crowd booed, Osaka sat down and cried.“I was down on the court because I was supposed to present the trophy to the winner,” Evert told Van Natta. “The floor was shaking, the roof was shaking, the boos were thundering. I could not hear a thing.”Williams continues to deny that there was a clear coaching violation or that she ever lost control of her emotions, Van Natta said. In a press conference following the match, she said, “The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that wants to express themselves…they want to be a strong woman and they are going to be allowed to do that because of today.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardiff

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: Weekend View post tag: Navy HMS ENTERPRISEThe Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, sailed into Cardiff over the weekend for an eight-day visit. View post tag: Defense Docking at Britannia Quay on Friday, the ship will host a number of visiting groups during her time in port.Organised tour groups visiting the ship on Tuesday include Sea Cadets from Cardiff, Penarth and Barry.“We are looking forward to hosting various local groups and are particularly hoping that we get a good response when we open our gangway to members of the public on Sunday,” said Commander Derek Rae, Commanding Officer of HMS Enterprise.HMS Enterprise and her sister HMS Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of oceanographic and bathymetric (analysis of the ocean, its salinity and sound profile) data.She emerged from a five-month refit in September 2013 and is now in the process of trials and training before returning to her full operational deployment later this year.She is the second Royal Navy ship (after sister HMS Echo) to use azimuth thrusters, where the propellers are part of a swivelling pod, allowing for precise manoeuvring.She is also capable of acting as home for a mine countermeasures command team.[mappress]Press Release, March 24, 2014, Image: UK Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardiff View post tag: Cardiff View post tag: Spends March 24, 2014 HMS Enterprise Spends the Weekend in Cardifflast_img read more

Assistant Provost, Institutional Research

first_imgJob PurposeThis individual will work collaboratively with team members fromthe Office of the Provost, educational and administrative leadersat Baylor College of Medicine to implement research to guidecontinuous quality improvement as a function of the SACSCOCaccreditation process and in the area of health systems science.The individual in this position will serve as a resource foreducational study design, research methodology, statisticalanalysis and the development of assessment tools and instruments.It is expected that this individual will support educationalscholarship and human subject protocol development.This position will report to the Associate Provost for AcademicAffairs and Health Systems Science.Internal Title: Principal, Institutional ResearchExternal Working Title: Assistant Provost, InstitutionalResearchJob DutiesWork collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators tomanage the process of institutional research in support of theSACSCOC accreditation process and broader missions of academicaffairs and health systems science.Support key educational program compliance activities, throughevaluation of program data and metrics as a foundation for timelyand meaningful inquiry and scholarship.Contribute to and direct as needed, evidence-based processesand procedures for program quality review and assessment ofoutcomes data.Update and enhance processes and procedures to supportinstitutional research outcomes.Participate actively in the development of training resourcesto support faculty seeking to conduct educational research.Support development of innovative educational scholarshipacross missions of academic affairs and health systemsscience.Develop instruments, tools and rubrics to support continuousquality improvement across education mission.Facilitate data collection through surveys, focus groups andother methods.Remain engaged with key principles of SACSCOC accreditation, toinform institutional research priorities. Coordinate submissions ofacademic scholarship for publication and/or presentation.Assist faculty in executing research projects that promotecontinuous quality improvement.Evaluate annual assessment reports and student learningoutcomes for each department to promote continuous qualityimprovement.Participate actively in academic and administrative programsystematic review.Support curricular, co-curricular areas and administrativeunits in research, data collection, analysis and loop-closingrelated to program assessment, outcomes and impact related toprogram assessment, outcomes and impact. Preferred QualificationsResearch study design and methodology, including preparation ofhuman subjects protocols in accordance with generally acceptedstandards for research ethics and compliance.Strong skill in statistical/methodologic analysis, includingthe ability to create comprehensive and aesthetically-refinedpresentations and analysis of data and outcomes.Familiarity with higher education accreditation standards andprocesses, including best practice standards for higher education,teaching and adult learning.Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but notlimited to MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, Outlook andAccess.Master’s degree, Doctorate degree in education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.)or related field preferred.Five years or equivalent relevant work experience withininstitution of higher education with demonstrated evidence ofresearch expertise, including peer-reviewed publications, researchstudy design and/or methodologic analysis. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5671CA; CH OtherResearch study design and methodology, including preparation ofhuman subjects protocols in accordance with generally acceptedstandards for research ethics and compliance.Strong skill in statistical/methodologic analysis, includingthe ability to create comprehensive and aesthetically-refinedpresentations and analysis of data and outcomes.Familiarity with higher education accreditation standards andprocesses, including best practice standards for higher education,teaching and adult learning.Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but notlimited to MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, Outlook andAccess. Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree.Eight years of relevant experience. Degrees in lieu ofexperience will not be accepted.last_img read more

Student banned from college after flamethrower incident

**See a video interview with Inigo**Christ Church second-year Inigo Lapwood has been banned from entering Christ Church until the beginning of the next academic year – except when attending tutorials. The ban was issued after he used a home-made flamethrower at a college party at the end of Michaelmas.The second year also made headlines this year for choosing to live in a houseboat. Due to his unconventional living circumstances, the ban will present a challenge to Lapwood, as it will remove access to the sanitation available in college that he had been reliant on. Despite this, he remained upbeat about the potential consequences of his punishment.He told Cherwell, “I feel this ban may actually help my degree. It is an important and popularfact that all the best philosophers have bitching beards. I currently have neither a shower norworking sink in my accommodation, and was relying on college for basic hygiene. I now lack the ability to either shower or shave, and can onlyassume this will lead to a marked improvement in my collections results.”Lapwood seemed remarkably grateful to have got off so lightly for his pyrotechnic mischief. Early reactions from the police suggested that he could face criminal charges, but Lapwood said the authorities need not worry. He commented, “I don’t think I pose a continued safety risk to other members of college, but the ban is more punitive than protective. I don’t really mind this: I’ve since been informed that if it is classified as a flamethrower then it’s illegal under the Geneva Convention. Given that I’m not currently standing trial for war crimes (simply for the sake of a pun), pretty much any punishment seems contextually lenient.”Lapwood had built the weapon using parts from a nail gun, a diesel engine glow plug and a canister of butane gas in what a Univ third year called “Blue Peter-grade arms manufacturing.” The flamethrower was complemented by a similarly handcrafted cardboard cut-out of a space invader, which completed his ‘Arcade Fire’ costume.Otamere Guobadia, a second-year and self-described “inappropriate fancy dress enthusiast” said, “I think we should be celebrating Lapwood’s dedication to extreme, guerrilla physical comedy. As far as costumes go, he’s set the bar for college parties and bops all across Oxford, and has revived a fancy-dress scene that is otherwise plagued by Primark onesies and half-hearted face paint. He is so committed to levity that he was willing to endanger people’s lives, not least his own. I think such determination is laudable in any field, and I will be attempting to trend the hashtag #prayforInigo. you should do the same.” read more

Exeter backtracks on housing guarantee

first_imgOne first-year undergraduate, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Cherwell: “We were basically sent an email saying ‘sorry, sort yourselves out’.“We haven’t been given proper access to any realistic alternatives, and have been told that the college can’t find any suitable housing.“I can’t realistically get private housing until I know I will have financial support, as I can’t afford it with my loan. Meanwhile, all the good houses are going.”The student also said that guaranteed accommodation was “a major factor” in their choice of college, as they “didn’t want to have to deal with private landlords”.Another fresher described the situation as “depressing”.“Telling us to find private housing at the end of Michaelmas is pretty irresponsible,” they said. “The main reasons I applied to Exeter were guaranteed accommodation and the central location.”Exeter students currently live in accommodation on the college’s Turl Street site, at the recently-opened Cohen Quad on Walton Street, and in four college-owned houses and a graduate block on Iffley Road. The college also has accommodation on Banbury Road, which houses visiting students as part of its exchange programme with Williams College.This is not the first time that Exeter College has failed to deliver on its guarantees for student accommodation. In 2016, 86 Exeter students were moved into Jury’s Inn, a four-star hotel in Wolvercote, after delays to the opening of Cohen Quad. Exeter’s JCR position of Domestic and Accommodation Officer is currently vacant, after no candidate stood in the recent elections.Neither the college nor the accommodation manager responded to a request for comment. First-year students at Exeter College have expressed outrage after a warning that they are unlikely to receive college accommodation in the next academic year.The college claims to guarantee its students three years of accommodation but as many as thirty current freshers may now need to seek private housing in their second year.At the start of eighth week, an email informed undergraduates them of “a potential shortfall of about 30 college bedrooms available for the next academic year, 2018-2019,” with “implications for those…currently placed between 146–176 on the housing ballot”.Students have expressed anger, telling Cherwell that they have been “left in the lurch”.On Friday of 9th week, Exeter students received another email, informing them of “the efforts the College is making to secure additional accommodation”.It said: “The Bursar is exploring what, if any, opportunities exist in Oxford for the college to lease a block of student accommodation for the 2018-2019 academic year.“The reality is that there is hardly any commercial student accommodation that would be acceptable to Exeter students, taking into account location, quality and cost.”Students were told that they “should be aware that the college may not succeed in finding additional accommodation… many of you may need to consider private letting”.Private letting is often more expensive than college accommodation. Analysis by Lloyds Bank earlier this year named Oxford the least affordable place to live in the UK.Students have expressed their frustration at the college for their handling of the situation.last_img read more

Police in Elkhart seeking suspect’s in man’s beating

first_img Google+ Police in Elkhart seeking suspect’s in man’s beating Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter By Jon Zimney – September 7, 2020 2 440 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Police in Elkhart are looking for two people accused of beating and robbing a man in a wheelchair.Warrants have been issued for Felicia Ware and Antrell Omar.Police say the pair was caught on camera beating a man in a wheelchair June 29 at Central Christian Church.The video shows both Ware and Omar attacking the man and one of them hitting him on the head and taking money from his shirt pocket.Anybody with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Elkhart Police. Previous articleDr. Box trying to set record straight about COVID-19 death numbersNext articleFamily killed in apparent murder-suicide in Bloomington Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Welcoming the Class of ’17

first_imgBefore they began their academic lives at Harvard, the members of the Class of 2017 already experienced a taste of adversity, and demonstrated resiliency.In April, the manhunt for the second suspected Boston Marathon bomber forced the lockdown of Cambridge and surrounding communities, the closure of Harvard University, and the cancellation of Visitas, the Harvard tradition in which admitted freshmen arrive for their first exposure to campus life. Instead, Harvard College students and incoming freshmen connected through a “virtual Visitas” online.On Monday, Mother Nature forced the class to make a quick adjustment for another, newer Harvard tradition, Freshman Convocation. Because of the chance of strong thunderstorms, officials moved the convocation from outdoor Tercentenary Theatre into Memorial Church and Sanders Theatre.But challenges have a way of bringing members of a class closer together, which President Drew Faust and the rest of the convocation speakers stressed is critical to success at Harvard.“The most important and powerful part of the next four years will be about being a part of this community and about being together,” Faust said.She went on to tell the freshmen that every encounter at Harvard should be viewed as an opportunity.“One of the reasons Harvard has thrived for nearly 400 years is that this community has provided an environment in which individuals of talent, curiosity, and intellectual ambition have interacted, influenced, and taught one another in ways that could not have been scripted or predicted,” she said. “We bring you here to create the conditions for serendipity.”Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, also stressed the importance of making connections with people across the Harvard community.“Harvard isn’t just a repository of history and knowledge, and you aren’t here just to receive your quota of information. Harvard is a dynamic place — a constantly evolving place — because of its people,” said Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.New Harvard College interim Dean Donald Pfister continued the theme of community building. He said that although the freshmen come from more than 60 countries and 49 states — making the class “one of the most diverse groups ever assembled at Harvard” — the students probably have more in common with their classmates than they realize.“In coming to this College, you have done more than enroll in a school. You have joined a community. Forming a real community from a wildly miscellaneous collection of strangers requires work, and a lot of thought,” Pfister said. “Community, the sense of belonging and of sharing, will be fundamental to your life at Harvard.”Dean of Freshmen Thomas Dingman opened the convocation, while the Rev. Jonathan Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the invocation.In the student salutation, Erin D. Drake ’14 recalled how what she believed would be her path as a freshman changed immediately once she experienced all that Harvard has to offer.“I was focused on what I want to do over the next four years, not who I wanted to be. Do what matters to you,” Drake suggested. “The question for you is: What are you going to do with the privilege of going to Harvard College?”Students also heard from Harvard Alumni Association President Catherine Gellert ’93 and listened to performances by the Kuumba Singers, the Harvard University Band, and the Holden Choirs.Faust stressed that the connections and friendships made now and over the next four years will last a lifetime.“I can promise you, because I greeted the Class of 1963 on the steps of Widener Library during reunions back in May, you will still be important to each other — maybe even more important to each other — 50 years from now.”last_img read more

Tara Pacific Expedition wraps up in Boston

first_imgSchooner finishes its research mission, offers onboard visits, and partners with Radcliffe Institute for science lectureAfter more than two years at sea, the research schooner Tara docked in Boston for a weeklong visit.During the Tara Pacific Expedition, which began in May 2016, the vessel has traveled more than 62,000 miles, studying 40 archipelagos and making 70 stops in 30 countries along the way — all in the interest of understanding the biodiversity of coral reefs and their evolution in this age of rapid climate change and increasing human activity.Forty percent of the world’s coral reefs are located in the Pacific, the world’s largest ocean, and this Tara expedition is the first of its kind in terms of scale.Scientists aboard the research schooner Tara; at far left is Chris Bowler and at far right is Eric Karsenti. Photo courtesy of Chris BowlerThis weekend, scientists on board are eager to share their findings with the public: they are inviting visitors to the Tara on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, for 30-minute presentations about the expedition.On Tuesday, the Radcliffe Institute will host “Tara Oceans: Cells, Embryos, and the Origins of Complexity in Life,” to be presented by Eric Karsenti, the scientific director of the Tara Oceans expedition and codirector of the Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition and a visiting group leader at the European Molecular Biological Laboratory. In addition to being the second in The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series, the lecture is the public conclusion of a Radcliffe-funded workshop organized by Chris Bowler, RI ’17, the CNRS Director of Research at the Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris, and Colleen Cavanaugh, the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Colleen Cavanaugh aboard the Tara. Photo courtesy of Chris BowlerBowler is a scientific coordinator of the Tara Oceans expedition, and Cavanaugh joined the Tara for its New York–Boston sail.On October 4, after making Boston its last stop, the Tara will set sail for home, in Lorient, France.last_img read more

Elizabeth Banks chosen as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

first_imgElizabeth Banks has been named the 2020 Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the U.S. She will be honored on Jan. 31.Banks, a celebrated actress in both film and television, is known for breaking ground in Hollywood as a female director and producer. She has been recognized for her stand-out performances in projects including “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Love & Mercy,” and “The Lego Movie.” Banks is also a three-time Emmy nominee for her recurring roles in “30 Rock” and “Modern Family.”The Woman of the Year Award is bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to such notable and talented entertainers as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and most recently Bryce Dallas Howard, the 69th Woman of the Year.“We’re very excited to honor Elizabeth Banks as our 70th Woman of the Year because of her wonderful acting career and impact in Hollywood as a female director, producer, and writer,” said co-producer Samantha Meade.“Elizabeth is a role model to all of the young women in the theatricals, especially in a year with a female writer, female producers, and a majority female cast — we all cannot wait to celebrate and meet her!” added fellow co-producer Natalie Needle.Season two of her critically acclaimed series “Shrill,” starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant, will premiere on Hulu this month. Last fall she produced, wrote, directed, and appeared in “Charlie’s Angels.” Banks produced both projects through her company Brownstone Productions, which she co-owns with husband Max Handelman.Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Banks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her M.F.A. at the American Conservatory Theater.  She is heavily involved with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and Turnaround Arts, among others.The Woman of the Year festivities, presented by Related and Equinox/SoulCycle, will begin at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, when Banks will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge, followed by a 4 p.m. roast, after which she will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will preview “Mean Ghouls,” its second-ever cast featuring both men and women.To purchase tickets to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 172nd production, “Mean Ghouls,” contact the HPT Box Office at 617-495-5205, email [email protected], or order online at The show will be performed at Harvard University’s historic Farkas Hall at 12 Holyoke St. from Feb. 7-March 8. The company then travels to New York to perform at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on March 13 and 14, followed by performances on March 18-20 at Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesian telcoms record data traffic surges as people start staying home

first_imgWe have been relying a lot on our internet connection, mostly for daily communication, work and entertainment. Since the government instructed the public to stay at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, the need for internet access has jumped, with people needing to ensure that they can remain connected while staying and working from home.After the government called on people to work from home (WFH) and practice social distancing on March 15, many day-to-day activities from working to schooling have shifted online. This has led to a surge in demand for digital communications services in the country. Endita Prima, a university lecturer in Yogyakarta, for example, spends much more time online than usual, as she has been required to provide her student lectures online from home since last Tuesday. She uses the… Facebook Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here social-distancing work-from-home study Internet internet-connection telecommunications data data-access Telkomsel XL-axiata Linkedin Googlelast_img read more