Serena Williams‘ ambition to win three straight U.S. Open championships looked to be coming apart at the start of her quarterfinal match against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday.Williams lost the first three game of the match. But she did not lose her confidence. In fact, she somehow found some optimism in the shaky play.“I don’t feel like I was doing too much wrong,” the five-time champion at the U.S. Open said. “So I said, ‘If she keeps it up, she absolutely deserves the win.’ And I just tried to do a little better.”Well, she did much better. Williams won the next six games to take the set and go on to a relatively pedestrian 6-3, 6-2 conquest to advance to the semis to face 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova.Getting to this point was a treat for the best player in the world: She had not reached the semifinals in a major this year. She lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second at the French Open, and the third at Wimbledon. The last time she didn’t reach at least one Grand Slam title match in a season was 2006, when she entered only two of the sport’s top tournaments.“Well, honestly, I’ve had a tough year in the majors and I’ve (lost to) some great players that weren’t in the top 10,” Williams said. “So you can never underestimate anyone.”Williams is bidding to become the first woman with three consecutive U.S. Open titles since Chris Evert won four in a row from 1975-78. The 32-year-old American also is trying to pull even with Evert and Martina Navratilova at 18 Grand Slam singles trophies.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, July 20, 2017 – Miami, FL – Caribbean viewers will have a front row seat to watch the best young athletes from the across the Commonwealth in action at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, as Flow Sports, the Home of Sports in the Caribbean, airs 8 hours of live coverage each day, from July 19 to 23rd.The largest-ever edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will be hosted this year in The Bahamas and presented by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).Flow Sports will once again deliver anytime, anywhere access so ‘on-the-go’ viewers can have the option of watching the coverage on the Flow Sports App or via the website, www.flowsports.co.According to Sean Riley, Managing Director of Flow Sports, “We are pleased to announce that Flow Sports has worldwide distribution rights to broadcast the Commonwealth Youth Games. We are truly proud of this development as it gives our talented young regional athletes significantly more exposure while allowing their families, friends and fans the opportunity to see them in action as they compete on the world stage. This will no doubt delight Caribbean people in the diaspora who wish to catch up on the action of our up and coming star athletes.” As with the highly successful coverage of the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games in Curacao this past Easter, the Flow Sports team of well-known Caribbean sports media personalities will cover a variety of disciplines such as aquatics, boxing, beach volleyball, beach soccer and judo, anchored in the highly anticipated track-and-field events.The Commonwealth Youth Games is the largest sporting competition to ever take place in The Bahamas and at the official press conference to announce the Games, BTC Interim CEO Dexter Cartwright said, “Today is a very special day for BTC, our sister company Flow Sports l, as we open our arms here in The Bahamas to welcome hundreds of young athletes from almost 70 countries. Continuing our mission to invest heavily in sports, we are proud to officially announce our $250,000 investment in the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games – and we’re confident it’s going to be the best yet. Good luck to all the competitors!”For a full listing of the daily times for live event broadcasts, please visit the Flow Sports website at www.flowsports.co/tv-guide/.This is the first time the event has been held in the Caribbean in over 50 years – the last being the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.Press Release: FLOW Related Items:
17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway KUSI Newsroom June 13, 2019 Posted: June 13, 2019 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) – The the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host 17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is happening Thursday, June 13 on the USS Midway.This event is said to be the largest sake tasting event open to the public in Southern California, and includes tasting from more than 40 beer, sake and restaurant vendors.The festival hosts 1,000 San Diegans and visitors each year to enjoy tuna cutting demonstrations (and fresh sashimi), samplings of beer, sake and local Japanese cuisine, dynamic Japanese drumming performances and musical entertainment from DJ Oggy.Festival proceeds benefit the Japan Society‘s educational programs including language competitions, internships and educational and sports exchanges that connect the people of Japan and the San Diego/Tijuana region. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
$179 Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1:49 $169 Comments See It Best Buy If you have a bootleg streaming device, chances are it’s filled with malware, researchers found. Sarah Tew/CNET It seems there’s no such thing as a free show.Security researchers from the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and Dark Wolfe Consulting looked into six streaming devices that offered free shows through pirated apps and found nearly half of them were packed with malware. While you may have bought a bona fide Apple TV or Roku to watch shows on Netflix or Hulu, there’s an entire market online for jailbroken and modified devices that are tuned to watch this same content for free. They come at a much cheaper price and offer free, unlimited access to shows that you’d normally have to pay a subscription fee for. These devices work just like a Roku or a Fire TV Stick — you plug it into your TV and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. In some cases, they’re loaded with apps. 7 Now playing: Watch this: The DCA and Dark Wolfe found that there were 12 million active users in the US with these devices, meaning that millions of people are exposed to malware packed with these free shows, according to a report DCA published Thursday. “You have a choice, you can either have free movies, or your bank account,” said Tom Galvin, the DCA’s executive director. “When you bring one of these into your home, you’ve escorted a hacker past your security.” One app for pirated movies and live sports, called Mobdro, immediately forwarded his Wi-Fi network name and password to servers in Indonesia, he said. Other apps would collect data on the user, including photos and videos on the network, and upload them to the server. In one case, an app collected more than a terabyte of data after getting connected to Wolfe’s network. These apps offered streams on movies that were still in theaters during the study time, like Aquaman and Green Book, as well as access to pay-per-views like UFC fights. One app, called “Free Netflix,” used a network of stolen Netflix accounts that would constantly rotate so that hacked users would not become suspicious, Wolfe said.In the background, these apps were scanning victims’ networks, looking for open ports to infect other devices, he said. “Once you start using these rogue apps, nothing is free, there’s always some angle to them,” Wolfe said. In one case, when the DCA arranged to buy one of the devices off Craigslist, the seller came out of the Department of Labor building in Washington, DC, to hand off the goods. On hacker forums, the researchers found that criminals online were discussing ways to exploit this malware. “Streaming is where consumers go to for their home entertainment, which means hackers and criminals are now targeting streaming as a place to exploit consumers,” Galvin said. $179 Apple See it See It Crutchfield Tags If the hardware isn’t laced with malware, the apps are, Timber Wolfe, a principal at Dark Wolfe Consulting, found in his research. He said 40% of apps for these devices were infected with malware that can take over a camera or microphone on the network within the first hour.As viewers move to streaming devices to watch shows, like Apple TVs, Rokus, Chromecasts and Fire TVs, black market sellers have capitalized on cordcutters by offering pirated alternatives. Cybercriminals have taken notice, by targeting these bootleg boxes with malware, researchers found. On April 8, the FCC issued an enforcement advisory warning that they were fining up to $19,639 per day for people selling these illegal streaming boxes, as well as people using them. While they aren’t in stores, you can still find them in popular sites like eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. They’re also often sold at flea markets and malls for about $75 to $100. People are enticed to buy them because they promise free streams on sports, live shows and new movies. Once you start using these rogue apps, nothing is free, there’s always some angle to them. Timber Wolfe, Dark Wolfe Consulting Those bootleg streaming devices have malware preinstalled Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Malware Share your voice See It $179 Apple TV 4K TV and Movies Security Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming
It was supposed to be the biggest mismatch of the World Cup, the weakest team in the tournament against the strongest side. But India vs Afghanistan turned out to be anything but. A day after the World Cup witnessed its biggest upset, an even bigger one looked on the cards.On a pitch assisting spinners, the Afghan bowling attack came into its own and the troika of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman tied up the Indian batsmen in a web of spin and caused the Indian batting to stagnate. How tough it was to get the ball away can be gauged by the fact that in the last ten overs, Rashid was bowling near maidens to batsmen like MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.But most people would have backed India to still win this match on the back of their highly capable bowling attack and two wonderful spinners. But Afghanistan showed an indomitable spirit and combined it with intelligence to approach the target in a systematic manner. They identified the biggest threats in the Indian bowling line-up. They showed a lot of respect to Bumrah and Kuldeep and never took any unnecessary risks.But then Virat Kohli brought Bumrah back into the attack and in his mid-innings spell, dismissed the two well set batsmen, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi, in the 29th over. The match now looked to be in India’s kitty. But the fight was left in the Afghan side and their veteran Mohammad Nabi remained as cool as MS Dhoni normally is. He had two important partnerships, first with Najibullah Zadran and the second with Rashid Khan.Even after the wicket of Rashid, Nabi remained defiant and determined to take the game right till the end. And he succeeded. It was again the brilliance of Bumrah which kept India ahead in the game. The pinpoint accuracy displayed by the bowler from Gujarat under pressure was incredible. He conceded one six in the 47th over but the penultimate over of the innings was a majestic display of death overs bowling where not a single delivery missed the mark of a perfect yorker. The result was Afghanistan needing 16 from the last over. Nabi made it extremely nervous for the Indians by hitting the first ball of the final over for a four, but then with his wicket, the challenge ended and with no option left for Afghans to go for big slogs, Shami got a cheap World Cup hattrick. Twitter reacted in this way:#INDvAFG Indians to Shami after 3rd ball of last over ?#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/V4UVTUId0N— Ankit Singh (@Thakur_Ankit_) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFG Indian bowlers today: pic.twitter.com/HziPJFzkbp— Akarsh Mishra (@AkarshM02253904) June 22, 2019TwitterKohli: who will bowl last over in tremendous pressure? #INDvAFGSami: pic.twitter.com/3lCpBH9FGP— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) June 22, 2019Twitter@imVkohli’s post match presser in a nutshell. #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/TgJ2PX8c5r— Nilay Sharan (@nilay_sharan) June 22, 2019TwitterEven Afghanistan played better than usThis is for Pakistani team!#INDvAFG #AFGvIND pic.twitter.com/euZjChqalj— Faisal (@FaisalViewss) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFG Love you guys… Well Played Pathans !!! Take a bow pic.twitter.com/AOAIOoJsG9— Vishal Shah (@shahvishu79) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFGWell done Afghanistan, for a wonderful game! pic.twitter.com/LFIHDYVaYK— Manali (@manalitweetz) June 22, 2019TwitterHow Shami stops Afghanistan to win this match#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/VktjEnW4rN— Meme Central ➐ (@Thundergod13) June 22, 2019Twitter
ReutersIn order to unlock value for shareholders, the Board of Directors of Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Monday decided to list the company on the bourses by 2018, the company said.In a statement issued here, non-life insurer Reliance General said its Board has approved a proposal to independently list the company-a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Ltd on the stock exchanges.”The independent listing of Reliance General Insurance Company Limited is expected to unlock substantial value for all stakeholders. Listing of RGI (Reliance General Insurance) to be completed by FY18, subject to necessary shareholders, regulatory and other Approvals,” the company said in the statement.”The General Insurance industry is slated to grow with the economy where affluence led consumption will act as its primary growth driver. The coming years are likely to witness a double digit growth in the sector largely due to disproportionately low penetration of insurance,” Rakesh Jain, Executive Director and CEO, was quoted as saying in the statement.He said the company is well positioned to capitalise on opportunities across retail, corporate and government supported consumer segments. The listing will enable retail investors to participate in this high growth and new wealth creation opportunity. A man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock ExchangeReuters fileAccording to the statement, Reliance General outgrew the industry’s growth rate by 10 per cent last fiscal logging a growth of 40 per cent.The company’s gross written premium stood at Rs 4,007 crore registering a growth of 40 per cent as on March 31, 2017. The Profit Before Tax stood at Rs 130 crore, up 32 per cent,while the investment book stood at Rs 6,724 crore, up 25 per cent for the year ending March 31, 2017.