The American star won her most recent major at the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant. However, the all-time record of 24 majors set by Australia's Margaret Court between 1960 and 1973 has proved frustratingly out of reach. Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis, after giving birth to her daughter, at Roland Garros in 2018, making the last 16 where she had been set to resume her bitter rivalry with Maria Sharapova. An arm injury torpedoed that meeting and stalled her assault on a fourth title in Paris after 2002, 2013 and 2015. She still made headlines in Paris by wearing an all-black bodysuit which has now been banned by Roland Garros officials. Defeat in the 2018 Wimbledon final and US Open championship match, where her now-infamous meltdown overshadowed Naomi Osaka's title triumph, followed her Paris heartbreak. Her Australian Open campaign in January ended in a quarter-final loss to Karolina Pliskova despite having led 5-1 in the final set and holding four match points. … [Read more...] about Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena
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KUALA LUMPUR: KTMB today launched the ‘MyRailtime’ application which allows commuters to check on the real time travel schedule for train services in the Klang Valley and Tanjung Malim. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the application which could be downloaded through smartphone app stores, would be able to help commuters to plan their trips according to real time train status, beginning with the KTM Komuter service. “By using the MyRailtime app commuters will get accurate information on the departure and arrival time of KTM Komuter trains and this will be especially useful for those taking public transport on a daily basis. “We also intend to expand the use of digital systems to improve operations and provide value-added services such as WiFi facilities in the Skypark Link and ETS trains. Moreover KTM Komuter service has implemented cashless transaction since Sept 10 last year,“ he said at the launch of the MyRailtime app at KL Sentral, here … [Read more...] about KTMB launches MyRailtime app for commuters’ convenience
Nike has introduced Nike Fit to its mobile application, an AR feature that scans your feet to determine what size you wear to make online shoe shopping a breeze. Just a few months after unveiling the Back to the Future-inspired self-lacing trainers, Nike announced the Nike Fit tool for its app, a digital feature powered by augmented reality that "uses a combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms" to tell you what your size is for each Nike shoe. According to the company, over half of people at any given time are wearing the wrong size shoe, and Nike attributes this to an outdated foot sizing method. If you use Nike Fit on the application, you won't even be given the opportunity to select the wrong size, because you'll only be offered your size as determined by the tool. Read also: Muslims demand Nike recall sneakers with design that resembles Arabic word for 'Allah’ This measurement … [Read more...] about Don’t know your shoe size? There’s a Nike app for that
BEIJING: China's central bank said Monday (May 6) it would cut the amount of cash that small and medium-sized banks hold in reserve in Beijing's latest move to boost the stuttering economy.Authorities will slash the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on May 15, with the aim of lowering financing costs for small businesses, the People's Bank of China said in a statement.For county-level rural banks with limited scope, the RRR will be cut to eight percent, in line with the rate at rural credit cooperatives.Roughly 1,000 banks will benefit from the action, unlocking 280 billion yuan (US$41.6 billion) for lending to small private companies, the central bank said.It is the second such move this year as China seeks to blunt the impact of a weakening economy and slowing global demand for its exports.The move comes as Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to raise tariffs on hundreds of billions worth of Chinese goods at the end of the week, throwing a spanner in trade talks that had appeared on … [Read more...] about China to cut reserve requirements for small banks
The beautiful, sun-kissed islands of our tourism paradise of the Philippines have the mixed blessings of abundant natural resources, fertile volcanic soil and also lots of natural disasters once in a while, such as earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, typhoons, and others. How can businesses — most especially the numerous micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) — be prepared for any natural or manmade disasters? How can small enterprises and professionals survive calamities and accidents? The following is not based just on textbook research or interviews, but I personally suffered a destructive accidental fire in one of my businesses and it was caused by the fire from a next-door neighbor’s business (which had mysteriously been allowed to operate by the fire department without any fire extinguishers, while my staff had to use up to 13 units of 10-kilo and 20-kilo fire extinguishers). Here are suggestions for all of us: Review and be sure to update your … [Read more...] about How can small businesses & professionals prepare for disasters?