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Roger Federer is talking optimistically about returning to his “highest level” after knee surgery, but does tennis have to start adjusting to a future without the Swiss star?The 20-time Grand Slam winner announced on Wednesday that he would be sidelined until 2021 after his second operation in a matter of months.Federer remains upbeat, tweeting: “I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 percent ready to play at my highest level.” Despite his groaning trophy cabinet, there are two factors that will motivate Federer to keep going — the risk of losing his grip on the men’s Grand Slam title record and a missing Olympics singles gold medal.Rafael Nadal has 19 majors, just one shy of Federer’s mark and Djokovic has 17.Spain’s Nadal will be fancied to draw level with Federer at the French Open, rescheduled for September, while few would bet against Djokovic winning in New York weeks earlier.In April, Federer said he was “devastated” when Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II.Last year he fell agonizingly short at the All England Club, failing to convert two championship points on his own serve against Djokovic.The Wimbledon grass probably remains his best chance of adding to his Grand Slam collection — he has not won the US Open since 2008 and his only title at Roland Garros came in 2009.Even though Federer has slipped from the very pinnacle of the game, he is still a major threat to Nadal and Djokovic. In some ways 2020 is a good season to miss after the coronavirus ravaged the tennis schedule.Writing Federer off in the past has proved dangerous.He returned from a six-month injury lay-off to claim the Australian Open in 2017, winning his eighth Wimbledon crown later that year.But he will be 40 in 2021 and is now heading into uncharted territory. ‘Golden’ ambitions Last year, the world number four had a 53-10 win-loss record and he reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open in January in his only tournament this year.Federer, who is still six ATP titles short of Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 109, has one glaring omission from his CV — the Olympic title.The Swiss won doubles gold in Beijing in 2008 with compatriot Stan Wawrinka but lost in the singles final to Andy Murray in London four years later.The postponed Tokyo Games will almost certainly be Federer’s last opportunity to complete a career “golden” Grand Slam — he will turn 40 on the day of the closing ceremony next year.Tennis will feel the loss of the elegant Federer keenly when he walks off the court for the last time.Djokovic and Nadal have been the dominant forces in recent years but the Swiss remains the biggest draw and last month topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-earning athletes.His last appearance on court was in front of nearly 52,000 fans — touted by organizers as a world record for tennis — at a charity match against Nadal in Cape Town in February.Federer is nearly always the crowd favorite wherever he plays and has proved a perfect ambassador for the sport since he won his first Grand Slam title in 2003.He certainly expects to be back and competitive next year.”I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season,” he tweeted.The avalanche of support from his adoring fans showed they would miss him too, but they will have to get used to a time when he is gone for good. Topics :
Aouar had an eye-catching campaign with Lyon (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand raved about Aouar before Lyon’s 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and compared the midfielder to ex-Arsenal star Samir Nasri.‘He provides the creativity in this team,’ Ferdinand said on BT Sport.‘A kid so young but he’s relied upon so much. That shows the belief they’ve got in him and the belief he has in himself.‘You see his imagination and the pictures he creates and sees on the pitch, the vision and the tactical awareness. ‘The confidence is what exudes out of this boy.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He’s a fabulous player to watch. He drives past people and then it’s about decision-making and the timing of the pass. He has it all.‘He reminds me of Samir Nasri at times. He’s someone who can be a top player at one of the top clubs in Europe.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first timeMORE: What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 7:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23.9kShares Juninho held talks with Edu over a possible move fro Aouar (Picture: Getty)On Aouar being linked with Juventus and Manchester City, Juninho responded: ‘I think contacts are happening between agents, not directly with me.’Lyon have set a £45m asking price for Aouar and would prefer an up front offer for their prized possession, which could get in the way of an agreement with Arsenal this summer. Arteta is an admirer of the Lyon star (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Arteta are prepared to let Matteo Guendouzi leave after a series of behavioural issues across his two-year stay at the Emirates and the Frenchman was offered to Lyon in a potential player-plus-cash deal for his fellow countryman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut according to Lyon chief Juninho, Guendouzi is the ‘wrong profile’ for the club and Arsenal’s proposal was swiftly rejected.‘I get on very well with Edu (Arsenal technical director), we spoke on the phone,’ Lyon chief Juninho told French outlet RMC Sport.‘Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta. ‘Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile. ‘We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.’ Arsenal have held talks to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar (Picture: Getty)Lyon sporting director Juninho has confirmed he’s held talks with Arsenal over a possible move for Houssem Aouar – and claims the midfielder is ‘really appreciated’ by Mikel Arteta. Aouar is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in France and has emerged as a serious target for the Gunners after starring on Lyon’s path to the Champions League semi-finals last term.The north London giants have strengthened in central defence and in attack this summer after wrapping up deals for Brazilian duo Gabriel and Willian and Arteta has now set his sights on bolstering his options in the middle of the park for the new season. Lyon chief confirms talks with Arsenal and reveals Mikel Arteta’s stance on Houssem Aouar
Share Share 994 Views 3 comments Image source: http://akorra.com/2010/03/21/9-reasons-to-avoid-perms-and-relaxers/The dependency of African Women on Hair relaxers is truly worrisome especially as most women are not well informed about the chemicals present in these relaxers. Women relax their hair at least once every month and this ritual continues mostly for the rest of their lives. Being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in small doses for a long period of time is whats absolutely scary. Hair companies do not print all the chemicals present in black hair products, if they did they’d probably go out of business. I realize there isn’t a lot of advocacy on this issue which is also interesting as i would assume people would want to know more about what they put in their hair, and once they know its harmful, would want to spread the message across to others. I always hypothesized that the use of relaxers, in the long run would cause some sort of ailment. But like all scientific hypothesis, it has to be tested. Seeing I’m just a young Scientist with no fancy lab or high tech equipment to call my own, i decided to do what scientists do best which is to find some sort of evidence..but this time using good old Google. I’m happy to say i found a recent study on this.A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls.Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.Three hundred African American, African Caribbean, Hispanic, and White women in New York City were studied. The women’s first menstrual period varied anywhere from age 8 to age 19, but African Americans, who were more likely to use straightening and relaxers hair oils, also reached menarche earlier than other racial/ethnic groups.While so far, there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers, fibroid tumors, and puberty, many experts have been quick to point out that the hair care industry isn’t regulated by the FDA, meaning that there’s no definite way to fully know just how harmful standard Black hair care products really are.Fibroid FactsFibroids are tumors that grow in the uterus. They are benign, which means they are not cancerous, and are made up of muscle fibers. Fibroids can be as small as a pea and can grow as large as a melon. It is estimated that 20-50% of women have, or will have, fibroids at some time in their lives.From lessons in Epidemiology, i learnt that A might be associated with B but not the cause of B. In this case the study found that there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers and fibroid tumors. In lay terms this means relaxers are associated with fibroid tumours but relaxers are not the reason why people get fibroid according to this study.Until more research is done in this area we cant dispel anything with confidence. My hypothesis remains a hypothesis until someone spends years looking into this. PhD thesis anyone?African Health Magazine Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint New Study Links Relaxers To Fibroids by: – May 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share
South Dearborn High School has hired a new athletic director.School officials have announced Charles Roberts as the new AD taking the position vacated by Brad Fentress, who held the role at South Dearborn for three years.Most recently, Roberts was the assistant athletic director at Lafayette Central Catholic. He previously spent seven years as Assistant Director for Ticket Operations at Purdue, according to the Dearborn County Register.
Lois Marlene Northcutt, 81, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Thursday May 24, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born December 3, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Herman George Hammann and Virginia (Pickleheimer) Hammann.A longtime member of the Beecher Presbyterian Church Lois served the church faithfully as secretary for several years. She was an active member of the Eastern Star and loved giving of her time & talents as Mother Adviser for the Lawrenceburg Assembly Rainbow Girls. A gifted artist, Lois loved to paint and teach arts and crafts at the After Chores Craft Store. She was an avid bird watcher, but what was most precious to her was the time spent with her family and friends.She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.Lois is survived by her children, Karen Derflinger (Eric) of Milford, OH, Robert Northcutt Jr. (Margo) of North Bend, OH, Larry Northcutt (Danielle) of East Enterprise, IN, Amy Dodd (John) of White Oak, OH; Sister, Jeanne Sternberg of East Enterprise, IN; grandchildren, Sarah Beggs (Stacey Bareswilts) , Bree Hardwick (Adam), Miranda Watson (Dwight) , Rachel Northcutt, Robert G. Northcutt, Jake Haas (Ally), Matthew Northcutt, Moriah Northcutt, Lydia Northcutt, Lillian Northcutt, James Northcutt; Taneesha Parker and great-grandchildren, Alec Lee, Tyus Watson, Kaya Watson.She was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 49 years, Robert Northcutt Sr.Friends will be received Thursday, May 31, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Robert Northcutt Jr. officiating.Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Memorials may be made to the Beecher Presbyterian Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
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Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side’s 14-3 win over Saracens at Thomond Park as ‘satisfying’ but admits the Pool 1 leaders have a lot of work to do to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural European Champions Cup. “We are in a good position, but that is all it is,” admitted Foley. “We have eight points. We have Clermont back-to-back in a few weeks’ time, but we have a lot of work to do between now and then. We have 11 guys away on international camp with Ireland from Tuesday on. “I think this is a satisfying result for us. It is on the back of 13 incredible days of work and the boys turned up for work every day. It is great to be part of that.” Foley said he could not figure out how Munster winger Andrew Conway had a try disallowed by TMO Eric Gauzins shortly before Kilcoyne struck for the game’s only five-pointer. “For us to take that blow and then go straight back down and score directly off that lineout says something about the character which is in the team. “There were times when Saracens were on top of us which you would expect. I thought we withstood that. They are a very good side. They have a lot of pedigree and it was great for us to do what we did today against them, stick to our task, make sure we didn’t flinch first. Any ball that was on the ground, I thought we won it.” Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall, while disappointed not to take a losing bonus point from the game, believes the pool remains wide open. “I think you want to come away with something from the game. I don’t think we were overwhelmed by the occasion or anything of that nature,” said the former Ireland international. “We had a couple of half decent chances near the end, somebody made a break with five minutes to go. Unfortunately we made an error. That was the story of our night, too many set piece errors, too many aerial errors, too many errors in general. “I think the pool is wide open. We would have, as a minimum, wanted to take five points from our first two games. You have the win the first one and come away with a losing bonus from the second. “The fact we scored four tries and got a bonus last weekend against Clermont was a big bonus. We now have Sale back-to-back and it is important we get as many points as we can from those two games (in December).” A 60th minute try from replacement prop Dave Kilcoyne proved key in Munster making it two pool wins from two against the Aviva Premiership high flyers in an absorbing, teak-tough contest where defences dominated. Ian Keatley contributed two penalties and a drop goal. Sarries, whose only points came from an Owen Farrell first-half penalty, were down to 14 men at that stage with the sin-binning of their replacement prop Rhys Gill. Press Association
As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there are 830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our state, with 59 in Palm Beach County, 180 in Broward County, and 177 in Miami-Dade County. There are 13 confirmed deaths in the state, including the first one in Palm Beach County overnight.Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to hold a press conference at noon Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, ahead of that site’s opening for coronavirus tests on Monday.On Saturday, the governor said state officials are considering the possibility of putting people who test positive for the virus in facilities such as hotels in order to help prevent them from spreading the virus to family members.DeSantis said hotel owners have offered their facilities.Stay with 850 WFTL on-air and online for the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.
A female teacher from Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach has been arrested after an investigation found that she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.27-year-old Kimberly Charles was arrested earlier this month after the nearly year-long investigation found some truths to the allegations.According to the report, authorities began investigating Charles in May of 2019 after a school board employee saw Charles with her head in the student’s lap as the 17-year-old caressed Charles’ head in a classroom.A sibling of the victim also told investigators that they witnessed Charles kissing the victim on the lips while they were in a car on Christmas of 2018 and another incident where Charles was in the victim’s bed with her breast exposed while the victim was next to her.Authorities say the victim eventually admitted to the sexual relationship with Charles and to sending explicit videos through Snapchat.The teen told authorities that she met Charles in her junior year but says they did not start dating until her senior year. The victim described their relationship with the teacher as a “normal relationship.”Charles is due in court on Friday morning on charges of sexual activity by a person over 24 on a victim 16 or 17 years of age, and lewd offenses against students by an authority figure.