NEW YORK: Roger Federer will try to avoid a second consecutive fourth-round exit from the U.S. Open when he returns to action on Sunday while Serena Williams resumes her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.Federer, who wilted in hot and humid conditions last year when he fell to Australian John Millman in the last 16, will kick off the day session inside Arthur Ashe Stadium against Belgian 15th seed David Goffin."This is where I always try to remain young in my mindset and think back to how I used to think maybe and take the positives out of that," said the Swiss third seed."And also don't do the things when you were young like underestimate the opponent, actually respect the conditions. Prepare well if it's hot, prepare if it's windy, not to get frustrated."Williams, who cruised by Wimbledon quarter-finalist Karolina Muchova to reach the fourth round, will follow Federer onto Ashe when she faces Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic for the first time.Other than in the second … [Read more...] about Federer, Serena seek US Open quarter-final berths on day seven
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By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press Mon., May 6, 2019 TOKYO - North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump’s resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile leader Kim Jong Un has refrained from launching since 2017. But the sudden activity on the North’s east coast, complete with fiery photos of a purported bull’s eye out to sea, alarmed Washington’s regional allies and suggests that Kim’s missiles are improving even as the Trump administration wrestles with how to get him back to the negotiating table. Kim personally supervised the test of what experts believe was a short-range ballistic missile first displayed by the North at a military parade early last year, along with a drill involving 240 millimeter- and 300 millimeter-calibre … [Read more...] about North Korea tests new missile
By Brian Lee Crowley Justin Mohammed Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 Are the federal Liberals right to make it more difficult for immigrants and refugees to enter Canada from the United States? Brian Lee Crowley, managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, argues Yes, while Justin Mohammed, a human rights law and policy campaigner at Amnesty International, argues No. Yes, Canada would be right to tighten its borders, particularly with respect to those who have been entering Canada illegally. Unfortunately, while the government is making noises that it wants to do so, there is little evidence that those measures will be effective. Let’s begin with why it would make sense to toughen border controls. Canada’s highly successful postwar immigration policy, supported by an all-party political consensus and public opinion, has never been laissez-faire about who gets in. On the contrary. That admirable policy has always been premised on the idea that … [Read more...] about Is Canada right to tighten its border?
The wait is almost over for all Shake Shack fans for what is perhaps the most anticipated new restaurant opening this year among foreign imports. The Philippines’ first ever Shake Shack is finally opening on May 10 on the ground floor of Central Square, across Shangri-La at The Fort, in Bonifacio Global City. Specialty Food Retailers, Inc. (SFRI), the exclusive Philippine franchise holder of Shake Shack and part of the SSI group, hosted a media sneak preview and tasting session last April 29, with no less than the Shake Shack New York team led by its Global Culinary Director Mark Rosati in attendance. Before Rosati led the tasting, he gave us a brief overview of Shake Shack’s humble beginnings in 2001 as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park serving only two kinds of hotdogs, the Taxi dog and Chicago dog. His story made me reminisce about my New York City days from 2000 to 2007. Back then, I did not realize that the Madison Square Park Chicago dog that I used to eat way … [Read more...] about Expect long lines on May 10 as Shake Shack finally opens its doors in BGC
By Motoko Rich The New York Times Mon., April 29, 2019 TOKYO—As part of the historic handover of Japan’s imperial throne Wednesday, the incoming emperor, Naruhito, will receive a sword, a jewel and official seals in a sacred ceremony that dates back thousands of years. Naruhito, 59, is to take the Chrysanthemum Throne a day after his father, Emperor Akihito, 85, becomes the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years. The ascension ceremony in a state room at the imperial palace will make history in another way: For the first time in the modern era, a woman will be present. Satsuki Katayama, the sole woman in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will be on hand to witness this first step in Naruhito’s enthronement. But the new empress, Masako, Naruhito’s wife of 26 years, will not be allowed to attend — another illustration of the diminished status of women in the imperial family and of the challenges women face more … [Read more...] about Japan will enthrone a new emperor. His wife won’t be allowed to watch