Serena Williams debuts new high-fashion outfit for 2019 French Open

first_imgMay 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams debuts new high-fashion outfit for 2019 French Open Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images(PARIS) — If anyone thought Serena Williams would tame her fashion after last year’s French Open catsuit controversy, she proved them wrong.Williams, 37, took to the court Monday for her debut match at the 2019 French Open in her designer, superhero-inspired outfit. Williams chose to go without the look’s dramatic cape though to face off against Russian player Vitalia Diatchenko, whom she defeated 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.Williams’ full French Open look, a collaboration between Nike and designer Virgil Abloh, is not your average tennis skirt.It features ruffles, a crop top, black and white print and the cape — reportedly with the words “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess” printed on it in French — that gives it a superhero vibe.It follows last year’s controversy that saw Williams wear a Black Panther-inspired bodysuit earlier to mark her return to her first major tournament since giving birth to her daughter in 2017.Williams, who dealt with life-threatening postpartum complications related to a pulmonary embolism, said the fitted suit was designed to protect her against blood clots.She also used the catsuit as a form of inspiration for other moms, writing on Instagram, “Catsuit anyone? For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy—here you go. If I can do it, so can you. Love you all!!”While Williams’ catsuit won’t be seen again at the French Open, her boldness did help score a victory for female tennis players.The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) now allows for leggings and mid-thigh length compression shorts to be worn with or without a skirt, shorts or dress. The WTA’s rules only apply to regular tournaments, not to the four Grand Slam tournaments, including the French Open, which each have their own set of rules.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt

first_img View post tag: News by topic Under INSURV, the Navy inspects its ships to ensure proper function of all equipment and systems, every three to six years.“INSURV, as tough and as thorough as it is, ultimately looks at how well we are performing. It also gives us a guide for what to look for and helps identify trends among the other ships in the fleet,” said Lt. Cmdr. Angela Lefler, INSURV coordinator aboard TR.In 1865, Congress mandated that each ship will have a board of officials perform an inspection every three to six years to ensure all systems are functioning at the intended level.TR invited the INSURV Assist Team onboard to evaluate the ship’s progress and provide feedback on how to move forward.“INSURV is usually viewed as a negative process due to the amount of discrepancies and small problems identified throughout the process,” said Dan Milligan, INSURV Assist Team leader. “INSURV is a chance to create a safer work environment by taking a hard look at key systems for damage control, firefighting, emergencies and crew comfort.”Teamwork has helped the crew prepare for the upcoming INSURV. Sailors in each department took ownership of their spaces and made sure to handle all hits and items that were wrong, said Milligan.“I have been through 22 different INSURVs, and I can say that this ship has come a long way in a short amount of time,” said Milligan. “The individual departments have really come together and become one team to tackle all of the issues that arise.”INSURV feedback reports help the ship improve work environments and living conditions, as well as ensure the ship is ready to defend the nation whenever called upon.[mappress]Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval June 5, 2014 View post tag: INSURV Back to overview,Home naval-today INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this article INSURV to Inspect USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: Inspect View post tag: team The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) team will step aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to begin the inspection, June 23. View post tag: USS Theodore Rooseveltlast_img read more

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Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators

first_img View post tag: europe Share this article The Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students. View post tag: Bulgarian September 17, 2014 Equipment & technology View post tag: acquires View post tag: Academy The simulators were officially opened by the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu and the Dutch Ambassador in Bulgaria Mr. Tom van Oorschot during a ceremony at the academy on September 14th.The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from the Bulgarian and Romanian Navy, as well as the Bulgarian Maritime Administration and was concluded with the official acceptance of the simulators by the Naval Academy Commandant, Captain Boyan Mednikarov.The NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and the RescueSim incident Management Simulator were delivered and installed at the Naval Academy in Varna by VSTEP and its Bulgarian partner NavySim.The NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge simulator has a complete 360° surround horizontal field of view and is compliant with the Class A DNV Standards for Certification No. 2.14 for Maritime Simulator Systems and IMO model courses 1.22 and 1.32. At the request of the Naval Academy, VSTEP has also added advanced oil spill recovery and onboard fire training to the simulator.The RescueSim Incident Management Simulator will be used to train and prepare for any thinkable incident, both on and offshore. It has specialized modules focusing on training for Shipboard incidents, port incidents, industrial incidents as well as offshore incidents. The port of Varna was custom made in full 3D and implemented into the RescueSim simulator.VSTEP Director, Pjotr van Schothorst: “It is an honor to have our VSTEP simulators become part of the rich tradition of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy. To have Bulgaria’s finest maritime students use our simulators to become better mariners makes us very proud. Throughout the project, it has been a real pleasure working with the Naval Academy and we look forward to continue this strong relationship in the future.”The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. With its illustrious history and traditions in training sea specialists, it is one of the symbols of Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community. At present, the Academy trains specialists for both Navy and merchant marine in all areas of maritime life. View post tag: VSTEP View post tag: Naval Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators View post tag: Simulators Back to overview,Home naval-today Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic [mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2014; Image: VSTEPlast_img read more

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Lecturer – Forensic Anthropology – (ADJ000412)

first_imgThe Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University ofHouston invites applications for a position as part-time lecturerto teach courses in Anthropology, with a specialization inBiological Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. This course is acombined undergraduate/graduate course, Introduction to ForensicAnthropology, and provides instruction in an important area ofapplied anthropology, a potential career path for biologicalanthropologists. This is a non-tenure track position and lecturerappointments are made on a semester basis.To apply candidates must submit a Letter of Application, CurriculumVitae, 3 professional references, and unofficial Transcripts. OurDepartment of Comparative Cultural Studies combines degree programsin Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Liberal Studies.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The successful candidate should have a PhD and have experience as aForensic Anthropologist. Preferably the candidate should also be aDiplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, thehighest professional qualification. This assures that the candidatehas passed tests and also has experience with actual cases.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidates. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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EPD Responds to Meth Lab Seizure Article

first_imgEPD Responds to Meth Lab Seizure ArticleSEPTEMBER 25TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAAn article circulating on social media claims Indiana is the meth capitol of not only the U.S. but the world. However, local officials are warning the story is actually from four years ago.After looking into the article EPD says those statistics were from meth lab seizure information in 2013. In 2012, the Mayor’s No Meth Task Force was created to pro-actively seek out meth labs in the area.The meth suppression unit seized 115 labs in 2013 and so far, five in 2018. Police say meth isn’t the biggest problem they face today, the city is now dealing with an opioid epidemic.Sgt. Jason Cullum says, “It’s a lot easier to get prescription pills than it is to buy all the stuff you need to manufacture meth so we’ve seen a transition over the years, several things are impacting that, I saw somebody put a link up to that website, I’m not saying that their information isn’t incorrect but it’s not that battle that our community is currently facing as far as a priority.”EPD encourages anyone with information on drug activity to contact them. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

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Will You Be Watching the Debate Tonight? Check-in After and Share Your Thoughts

first_imgIt is certainly one of the most anticipated events of 2016 and OCNJ Daily, Sea Isle News.com, and SomerPoint.com want to know your thoughts.Please check-in with us on facebook after the debate tonight.   We are very interested to report on how our audience views the race, after we have had a chance to see the two candidates head-to-head.We have an online poll prepared to capture your feedback and you will have the opportunity to leave your comments.Enjoy… AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Chuck Burtonlast_img read more

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Kristin Chenoweth Wants It All, NPH Buys His Bras at the Mall & More Lessons of the Week!

Star Files View Comments Kristin Chenoweth It’s almost time for Friday happy hour (oh, who are we kidding, we started drinking before lunch), but before the tipsy weekend Netflix binge begins, it’s time to revisit the interesting, wacky and completely ridiculous things we’ve learned over the last seven days. Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…Leonardo DiCaprio Is a Broadway GentLeo, you have every excuse in the world to butt in line, frontsies or backsies. Instead, you waited at the Gentleman’s Guide bar like a real mensch. As a reward, we offer you any role on Broadway you want! Hurry up.Idina Menzel Rules, Beyonce DroolsFrozen star Idina Menzel’s response after kicking Queen B down to number two on the Billboard charts? “I’m sorry, Beyonce!” She didn’t sound too sorry, but let’s be serious: “Let It Go” is probably Bey’s favorite too.The Les Miz Cast Sucks at FrenchOK, we’re not expecting Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson and the stars of Les Miserables to be fluent en francais, but everyone knows the “e” in “Enjolras” is a nasal vowel. Well, everyone who watches Show People.Joneses Might Feature James EarlAfter chatting with the star-studded cast of The Realistic Joneses, we still have no idea what this play is about. If James Earl Jones doesn’t do the “turn off your phone” announcements as Darth Vader, we’re gonna be seriously disappointed.Magic Carpets Have SeatbeltsBefore the stars of Aladdin take the old magic carpet for a spin, they have to do one very important thing: buckle up. That way, if they run into Mary Poppins, Peter Pan or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, they can still file an insurance claim.Shh! Jessie Mueller Can Hear YouIn her video blog, Jessie Mueller politely told off the snack-eating, water-bottle-crinkling audience members sitting in the front row at Beautiful. Sorry, Jessie, but your gorgeous singing really makes us want potato chips.Three Chenoweths Are Better Than OneKristin Chenoweth has a trifecta of awesome stage roles in the works: Dolly in Hello Dolly!, Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century (with Peter Gallagher!?) and Olive in a Pushing Daisies spin-off musical. All of the above, please!The FCC Can’t Bleep Elaine StritchElaine Stritch has been saying whatever the f*ck she wants for the last 89 years, but Kathie Lee and Hoda were f*cking shocked when the legendary leading lady dropped a surprise live F-Bomb on TV’s Today. F*ck yeah, Stritch!Audra McDonald Needs a New Tony ShelfThe five-time Tony winner will sing the blues as Billie Holiday in Lady Day on Broadway this season, and something tells us there’s a nice shiny award in it for her (cut to every other leading lady on Broadway this season yelling an Elaine Stritch-style F-bomb).Neil Patrick Harris Shops at Forever 21If the new cover of Time Out New York is any indication, Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris is stocking up on bras for his Broadway return. Namely, bandeaus. We think he picked up this interesting ivory ensemble at Forever 21. Well, at least the price is right. read more

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Why Arsenal are confident of signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace despite £80m valuation

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 11:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link620Shares Comment Why Arsenal are confident of signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace despite £80m valuation Advertisement Unai Emery will bolster his squad at the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty)First-team stars Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lucas Torreira have all been linked with summer moves, while Arsenal are also believed to be open to selling Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers.Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas, meanwhile, has urged Gunners boss Emery to sign two centre-backs ‘immediately’.Asked what Arsenal require during the summer transfer window, Nicholas said: ‘Immediately two centre-backs. They need a bit of pace, they’ve never really had the pace at the back.’Arsenal kick-start the 2019-20 Premier League campaign with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal are confident of signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are confident of signing Wilfried Zaha this summer despite Crystal Palace’s £80million valuation, according to reports.Ivory Coast international Zaha has rocked the Eagles by reportedly pleading with the club to reach a transfer agreement with London rivals Arsenal, who he supported growing up.The 26-year-old returned to Palace in 2015 following an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United and enjoyed another impressive season for the south London club, scoring ten goals and providing five assists in the Premier League.Zaha has previously admitted he may have to move on to realise his ambitions and has now decided he wants to join the Gunners, who finished fifth in the Premier League last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are now preparing an official offer for Zaha, who Palace have insisted is not for sale unless an offer of around £80m is presented.That could prove to be a stumbling block for Arsenal, who only have around £45m to spend this summer, but the Gunners remain confident of striking a deal, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed the north London club are buoyed by Zaha’s desire to wear an Arsenal shirt, and believe Palace will be forced to accept a substantially lower fee when push comes to shove.Arsenal may also have more than £45m to spend during this summer transfer window if they are able to offload several players. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Net-zero asset owner club gains UNJSPF, nears targets framework

first_imgIt also said that joining the alliance would give it “access to the best-in-class knowledge from peers on Paris-aligned climate finance change and will help enhance our sustainable investing approach to convert our assets to carbon neutrality by 2050”.Investors joining the NZAOA commit to action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their investments to net-zero by 2050, to be aligned with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. There is a strong emphasis on engagement, with asset managers and policymakers as well as corporates, as the means of delivering on the group’s net-zero commitment.As part of this, the group is very much seeking to advance the state-of-play with respect to net-zero portfolio target-setting. Members of the NZAOA commit to setting and publicly reporting on intermediate portfolio decarbonisation targets.The first such targets have yet to be published, but according to Anqi Dang, sustainable investment analyst at Allianz, one of the NZAOA initiating organisations, the tentative timeline is for the group’s target-setting framework to be ready for external feedback by the end of this month.The idea would be to be able to publish the finalised framework on the NZAOA website by the end of September, and for individual members of the group to have a bit more time to elaborate their respective targets, by the end of this year or perhaps the first quarter of next year for some members.Anqi was speaking during a webinar held last month by think tank 2° Investing Initiative in the context of international climate reporting awards that the latter organises with the French ministry for ecological transition and others.She emphasised that the NZAOA’s main focus was to have “real world impact”. In an apparent nod to some criticism of net-zero commitments, she said that alliance members were seeking portfolio emission reductions to “absolute zero”, but that the existence of hard-to-abate sectors entailed the necessity to consider carbon offsetting or negative emission technologies.This would only be as a “parallel effort or last resort,” she said. The UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) has joined the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) as it looks to have its target-setting framework ready for external feedback by the end of this month.UNJSPF’s joining means the coalition has gained 15 members since it formally launched in September last year.In a statement, the UN pension fund’s investment management office said: “As a pension fund with long-term investment horizons and liabilities, UNJSPF is vulnerable to the financial impact resulting from both transition and physical risks caused by climate change. It is our fiduciary duty to protect the long-term financial interest of our beneficiaries.”“As codified in the Paris Climate Agreement and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have a key role to play in catalysing decarbonisation of the global economy and investing in climate resilience,” it added.last_img read more

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W&T buys Magnolia field from ConocoPhillips for $20 million

first_imgU.S.-based oil and gas company W&T Offshore has bought ConocoPhillips’ stake in the Magnolia field, located in the central region of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana, for $20 million.Magnolia platform; Source: ConocoPhillipsW&T said on Thursday it had completed an oil-weighted producing property acquisition from ConocoPhillips.The acquisition is comprised of a 75% working interest in and operatorship of the Magnolia field located at Garden Banks blocks 783 and 784 for $20 million, and the assumption of all abandonment obligations associated with the properties, as of the effective date of October 1, 2019, subject to normal and customary adjustments.Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce another purchase of producing properties that meets all the criteria we have outlined in the past as necessary to drive increased shareholder value from acquisitions. At the beginning of the year, we announced that we were looking closely at acquisition opportunities and that the current environment for acquisitions in the Gulf of Mexico was very good. We have now executed two accretive transactions in 2019. We will continue to actively pursue any opportunities that meet our criteria and are accretive to W&T.”The acquisition consists of ConocoPhillips’ 75% working interest in the Magnolia field which is located in approximately 4,700 feet of water about 180 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. It was discovered in 1999 and developed through a Tension Leg Platform (TLP) which currently includes six producing wells that are tied back to a regional production hub at the Enchilada platform at Garden Banks 128, approximately 50 miles away.The effective date is October 1, 2019, and the transaction closed on December 12, 2019. W&T’s reported production volumes will reflect Magnolia’s production immediately following the date of closing. The cash acquisition cost was funded from W&T’s available cash on hand and revolving credit facility.Total net proved reserves to be acquired are 4.1 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which 67% are oil and 5% natural gas liquids. Current reserves are proved developed and 73% of the reserves are classified as proved developed producing.The Magnolia field produced approximately 2,300 Boe per day (82% oil) net to ConocoPhillips in the month of October 2019. The transaction added 11,500 gross deepwater acres (8,600 net acres).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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