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first_imgFootballers fined for sexist comments over offside PRAGUE (AP): Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha have been fined by the Czech football federation for their emotional outburst against women after a female assistant referee failed to spot an offside in a league game. Brno midfielder Alois Hycka was several metres offside at the decisive moment before he equalised in stoppage time and salvaged a 3-3 draw for Brno against Sparta on Sunday. In their comments, the players said women’s place is in the kitchen, for which they later apologised. The federation’s disciplinary committee yesterday fined both men US$1,656 and they were also ordered to lead the training of a youth team. Sparta had already ordered them to take part in several training sessions of women’s teams. The assistant referee, Lucie Ratajova, was banned from four games for her mistake. Arsenal CEO needs ‘time’ for Wenger’s contract VATICAN CITY (AP): Arsenal will deal with manager Arsene Wenger’s future “in our own way and in our own time”, club CEO Ivan Gazidis said yesterday. Wenger’s contract expires at the end of this season, his 21st year with the club. “He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear. That’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. Both need to be on the same page on that,” Gazidis told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a Vatican conference on faith and sport. For many fans, the 66-year-old Wenger has been the only manager they’ve ever known at Arsenal. The London club is playing in the Champions League for a 19th consecutive season under Wenger, but the Frenchman has not guided Arsenal to the Premier League title since 2004. Son Heung-min delivers again SEOUL, South Korea (AP): Son Heung-min can’t seem to do anything wrong. Son came to South Korea’s rescue in Asian qualifying for the World Cup yesterday when he scored the winner against Qatar. The South Koreans looked set to lose for the first time in 11 qualifying matches when they trailed Qatar 2-1 at half-time. Then Ji Dong-won equalised in the 56th minute, and two minutes later, Son separated from his marker and curled his shot in. He celebrated with a dab, to more cheers from the home crowd in Suwon. It was his sixth goal in seven appearances for South Korea and Tottenham this season. “The important thing is to win, and we did that,” Son said. “After Qatar scored, we regrouped, kept our focus and came back.” Top-ranked Kerber loses to Svitolina BEIJING (AP): Elina Svitolina beat a No. 1-ranked player for the second time this season, ousting U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber from the China Open 6-3, 7-5 yesterday to reach the quarterfinals. The 16th-seeded Svitolina defeated long-time top-ranked player Serena Williams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, and now has beaten the player who replaced her at No. 1. Kerber, who had strapping on her upper right leg, was on a run of 22 wins from 26 matches on the tour. The German player had a break to lead in both sets but Svitolina produced four breaks of serve to keep control and set up a quarterfinal match against Daria Gavrilova, who beat Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-3.last_img read more

18 students receive GWI’s inaugural bursary

first_imgFor the first time, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) distributed bursary awards employees’children who performed exceptionally at the 2019 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).The students who received the bursary awards from GWIEach student received $30,000. The beneficiaries hailed from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The students all attained 70 to 99 per cent of the total marks.Imani Daniels, Ashley O’Brien and Raphael Joseph gained a spot at Queen’s College while, David Hoyte will attend St Rose’s High School and Nishaun Samaroo, President’s College.Delivering remarks, Managing Director of GWI, Richard Van West-Charles encouraged the students to continue to excel.“I want to say to you that you have the world in front of you, Guyana is going to be a different place where you will grow up to become professionals and you will be permitted to work to be productive citizens of Guyana, of the Caribbean and of the world. You are lucky to be born at a different time from most of us, because Guyana is about to open up for you the young citizens of Guyana to have a different opportunity to maximise you potential” Dr Van West Charles explained.He further noted that it is GWI’s duty to provide for the students, who are a part of the company’s family.“This is important because we are seeing your success as the success of the GWI family. So we have to say thanks and once again congratulate you for your success in studying through and getting to the point where the minimum number of marks among the GWI family is 70%,” Charles congratulated the students.Guyana Times caught up with a few of the students who expressed their satisfaction with company’s gesture.“I feel good and I am very glad that they are giving out the bursary awards to help people with their school things,” Imani Daniels said.“The journey was good and I feel happy to get something for my performance,” Anna Austin, the Lethem student who gained a place at the St Ignatius Secondary School stated.last_img read more

Graduation rates remain low in Northern BC

first_imgPeace River North continues to have one of the lowest graduation levels in British Columbia.In a release Tuesday from the Ministry of Education, the graduation rate in the Peace River North area was 66.3 per cent for all students in 2009/2010.- Advertisement -In the Peace River South area, that number is only slightly lower at 64.9 per cent. Fort Nelson also continues to have a low completion rate of 60.8 per cent.The provincial average had a small increase to 79.7 per cent.Aboriginal students continue to have a low completion rate across the province, including a 54.7 per cent rate in the Peace River North area and a 45.7 per cent graduation rate in the Peace River South area.Completion rates are determined by tracking the number of students enteringGrade 8 who then graduate within six years with a Dogwood diploma, B.C.’s secondary school graduation certificate.Advertisementlast_img read more

Barca take charge of quarter-final against Roma

first_img0Shares0000Gerard Pique toasts his goal which effectively ended the quarter-final as a contest just before the hour mark of the first leg. Photo/Daily MailBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 4 – Barcelona can start planning for the Champions League semi-finals but their 4-1 win over Roma on Wednesday will not necessarily have rivals quivering in their boots.Two own-goals, from Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas, and a close-range finish from Gerard Pique, presented the Catalans with a flattering 3-0 advantage at the Camp Nou before Edin Dzeko snatched Roma a late away goal. But, just as the Italians looked to have grabbed a lifeline, Luis Suarez restored the three-goal cushion, by scoring a fourth in the 87th minute.It means Barca will head to Italy next week with a place in the last four firmly in their grasp but this was not a virtuouso attacking display.Instead, they benefited from two fortuitous own goals and some careless Roma finishing. Ernesto Valverde’s side are unlikely to meet as generous an opponent in the semis.After Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular bicycle kick for Real Madrid on Tuesday, even Lionel Messi, back from injury here, endured a slightly frustrating night, his shots and dribbles for once meeting opponents rather than the net.Messi returned to the starting line-up after recovering from his hamstring complaint, as did Sergio Busquets, back after breaking his toe against Chelsea three weeks ago.Roma’s own midfield enforcer Radja Nainggolan was missing with a hamstring strain.Barca struggled for fluency in the first half, with Roma’s nine-man defensive action largely successful in channelling their opponents’ attacks down the centre, where the visitors were able to tackle, block and contain the space.The only real early threat from Barca came through Ivan Rakitic’s cross-shot, which curved without a touch all the way through to the far post, which it struck and bounced out.By then, Roma were unfortunate not to have had a penalty as Dzeko nipped in front of Nelson Semedo, who pushed the attacker in the back. Referee Danny Makkelie, however, was unmoved.Instead, it was Barca who enjoyed the rub of the green when De Rossi attempted to cut out Andres Iniesta’s pass to Messi. Facing goal, his leaping slide connected too well with the ball, which he stabbed past Alisson Becker and into his own net.Stodgy in the first half, Barca were sloppy at the start of the second as Semedo allowed Diego Perotti a free header at the back post and then Samuel Umtiti could have been punished for a moment of indecision in his own six-yard box.But Roma were blunt in attack and they paid the price. In the 55th minute, a skimming cross from Rakitic was met by Umtiti five yards out and while his finish came back off the post, the ball deflected off Manolas and in.Four minutes later, it was 3-0. Messi’s bending pass allowed Suarez a shot at goal and Alisson’s parry fell at the feet of Pique, who side-footed home.Roma looked to have found a way back into the contest when Dzeko nipped in to convert Perotti’s cross but Suarez secured the victory and perhaps the tie.His namesake Denis Suarez supplied the cross and as the ball spilled loose, the Uruguayan needed no second invitation to find the net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SHAY FIT FOR DREAM TRIP TO WEMBLEY FOR FA CUP FINAL

first_imgShay Given will be fit in time for Mnnchester City’s first FA Cup final since 1981, it has been confirmed.And the big Lifford goalie will also be fit to play for Ireland against Macedonia in June.His return to fitness comes at a time when the Donegal man is being tipped to join Liverpool at Anfield this summer. “Shay sent a message this week to tell us that he is back in full training and doing very well,” said Ireland goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly at the annual Dublin Docklands Coaching for Kids festival.“He is fighting fit once again and looking forward to getting back on the field with City and with Ireland.“He is pushing the envelope and I will be very surprised if he’s not on the bench for City for the FA Cup final against Stoke and back forIreland in the games at the end of next month.”SHAY FIT FOR DREAM TRIP TO WEMBLEY FOR FA CUP FINAL was last modified: April 28th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

REVEALED: SHAMBLES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL AS STAFF CUTS LEAVE SCAN PATIENTS IN THE LURCH

first_imgHUNDREDS of patients waiting for ultrasound scans at Letterkenny General Hospital haven’t even had their letters of referral from their GPs opened because of a shortage of staff, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The 550 patients are from all over County Donegal, with some of the referrals made as far back as last January.Forms have been piling up in the radiology department, we have been told. The HSE has promised to deal with the backlog of cases over the next six weeks – at a time when the hospital is facing massive cutbacks due to a multi-million euro overspend.The HSE claims all the cases are classified as non-urgent.One patient whose GP sent a referral for a scan EIGHT MONTHS AGO told us: “It is very worrying. I know it is a precautionary scan but there’s always a chance that something shows up, even cancer. It has left me worried for months on end.“I know the staff are doing their best; this problem lies with the Health Minister and those at the top.” The Radiology unit at the hospital has met with management to discuss clearing the backlog of cases.That means all new cases are now being put on hold.“It’s a shambles,” one GP told us, “you can talk all day about who’s to blame, but at the end of the day it’s cutbacks and it’s the patients who suffer deep stress who are the ones who suffer.”One hospital insider said a new waiting list will be created whilst the old one is cleared.“It’s a never-ending cycle,” said the source. “We just don’t enough people, otherwise we wouldn’t be in this position. There has been an issue where maternity cover hasn’t been provided for staff who have been off work.”A HSE spokesperson confirmed there are 550 patients awaiting action on ultrasound referrals.“GPs in Donegal have been issued with a letter from the hospital advising on the plan to address the waiting list,” the HSE said in a statement yesterday.“When the waiting list is cleared, it is planned to explore what measures can be put in place to minimise waiting times for this service by matching capacity with demand for scans. “The action plan will consist of additional ultrasound sessions outside of usual clinics so that the waiting list will be clear within six weeks, and an imaging room has been freed up to allow this to happen.”The promise comes as the HSE attempts to implement cuts across the health services.The planned closure of the Gynae Ward at the hospital is being met with massive resistance from staff and patients.And nationally the Government is planning to axe medical cards for thousands of patients as part of a deal with the Troika.REVEALED: SHAMBLES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL AS STAFF CUTS LEAVE SCAN PATIENTS IN THE LURCH was last modified: August 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FA Cup semis on as Brighton stand in way of City’s quadruple ambitions

first_img Tags: BrightonFA CUPMan CityWatfordWolves Man City are still on course to winning all four available trophies (Agency Photos)Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove AlbionWembley Stadium, LondonSaturday, 06-04-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Anthony TaylorMan City are chasing a historical quadruple with only a few months to the end of the season. A win over Brighton on Saturday will see Pep Guardiola’s side edge closer to achieving something that not even the great United side of 1999 could-winning all four trophies on offer in a single season.Currently trailing Liverpool by two points in the league but with a game in hand, into the Champions League quarter finals and already Carabao Cup winners, City are just 13 games away from the quadruple and remember, they do not have to win them all!Going into the FA Cup semis, City manager Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is “almost fit” after a muscle problem and he will travel with the squad. Oleksandr Zinchenko is out with a hamstring problem, so Danilo or Benjamin Mendy will start at left-back.Brighton winger Solly March is a fitness doubt because of the tight calf that prompted his substitution at Chelsea in midweek. Jurgen Locadia missed that game with a similar issue and will be assessed.Manchester City have won all three Premier League encounters by an aggregate score of 7-1. They have only lost once to Brighton in 11 meetings (excluding a penalty shootout) since the south coast side knocked them out of the FA Cup in 1983. However, then-League One Brighton did eliminate City on penalties in the League Cup in 2008. Brighton’s Glenn Murray, a goalscorer that night, and City’s Vincent Kompany both played.City are on a run of 21 wins in 22 matches, including the penalty shootout victory in the Carabao Cup final. The five-time FA Cup winners have won 10 of their previous 13 semi-finals in the competition, including eight of the past nine. Pep Guardiola’s side have scored an unrivalled 19 FA Cup goals this season. The last side to score 20 times in a single campaign were Chelsea in 2011-12. They have had nine different goalscorers in the FA Cup this season. City have won six successive penalty shootouts, including against Leicester and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup this season.Brighton have never won at Wembley, losing three successive matches there since a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the 1983 FA Cup final. This is only a second FA Cup semi-final for Brighton, who were quarter-finalists last season. Since promotion, they have lost all 11 competitive away games against the established top six – scoring twice and conceding 24. They have won three penalty shootouts in a row, all in the FA Cup, and eight of their past nine.Watford vs WolvesWembley Stadium, LondonSunday, 07-04-2019 @6pmReferee: Michael OliverWatford pair Roberto Pereyra and Isaac Success will have fitness tests on respective hip and knee injuries ahead of the semi-final with Wolves. Tom Cleverley will definitely be sidelined by a calf problem.Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has no fresh injury concerns for the trip to Wembley on Sunday. Keeper John Ruddy – who has started all of his side’s FA Cup ties so far this season – will keep his place in the Wolves goal ahead of Rui Patricio.Watford have won just one of the seven FA Cup meetings – 3-0 in the fifth round in February 1980. The Hornets have only lost one of their past five matches against Wolves in all competitions, winning two and drawing two. Watford’s biggest FA Cup defeat was a 10-0 loss against Wolves in January 1912.Watford have only won one of their seven FA Cup meetings with WolvesWatford have lost three of their past six matches in all competitions, compared to one defeat in their previous 11 (W6, D4). The Hornets have lost three successive matches away from home. Watford have lost their last four games at Wembley and have only won once in six visits to the ground. Only Heurelho Gomes and Will Hughes have played in all four Watford FA Cup matches this season. Troy Deeney has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 13 FA Cup appearances, scoring five and assisting four.Wolves have only lost two of their past 14 matches in all competitions, winning eight and drawing four. They are on a six-match winning run at Wembley Stadium. Raul Jimenez has scored in three rounds of the FA Cup this season, a record bettered only by the five of Newport County’s Padraig Amond. Jimenez has been directly involved in 18 goals in the Premier League this season, scoring 12 and assisting six.Comments last_img read more

Divers Hyundai invites you to see the amazing new Kona this weekend

first_imgThis Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November sees the Hyundai National Event take place.And at Divers on Canal Road  in Letterkenny, the excitement that had been growing for many weeks finally made landfall on Wednesday last with the arrival of the all-new Kona by Hyundai.Distinctive and individual, its uniquely confident look sets it apart from every SUV in the class. Because we don’t really see the fun in more of the same. To say the KONA is a head turner is a serious understatement and this weekend we invite you along to our premises to view and test drive this beautiful new addition to the range that has been designed to turn heads and to raise pulses.The i30 range extendsOther great news on the Hyundai front is that they have extended the i30 range to include Ireland’s first 5 door coupe the i30 Fastback and absolutely stunning car.The i30 range also sees the launch of the Tourer and in sporting and rallying circles Divers is one of the few dealerships in the country to have secured the i30N which is Hyundai’s first high-performance car is simply ‘different class’. So as you can see the Hyundai continues to add to their already exciting range and these are very exciting times in the dealerships throughout the country.Tucson – Still No.1 in IrelandThe Hyundai brand has become a household name throughout the country in recent years and two years on from it was first introduced to the market we are delighted to inform our customers that today the Hyundai Tucson remains the No.1 best-selling car in the country.The Tucson range has also been extended for 181 with the arrival of the Tucson Petrol Executive with its leather seats and sat nav so if you’re thinking about stepping into Ireland’s best-selling car in 2018 call in over the weekend and treat yourself to a test drive and you will ‘’Discover Why’’ it’s still at the top of the pyramid.Discover the Hyundai 181 Range of Offers If you are thinking about a ‘181 Reg’ and you trade in your current car for a New 181 Hyundai during the National Event this Saturday and Sunday you will automatically avail of 5 Years Unlimited Warranty: 5 Years AA Roadside Assistance: 5 Years Free Health Check plus a choice of Hyundai of 181 offers.You can choose from up to €5,000 Scrappage on your existing car or 5 Years Free Servicing or 3.9% APR on your Finance Package.During The National Event weekend our premises will be open all day on Saturday and from 11am on Sunday giving you the ideal opportunity to come along and see the full Hyundai range and take a test drive. You can sit down with our sales executives and discuss what your own individual requirements are and they will provide you with a finance package that will tick all the boxes for you.Divers continues to expand Here at Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny the business has been evolving at a very steady pace over the years and today it has established itself as one of the most reputable outlets of its kind in the entire North-West.Just like the Hyundai brand Divers continues to grow and expand and the Hyundai National Event will coincide with the opening of our newly extended showrooms.The showroom extension into part of the existing building was necessary to accommodate the ever-increasing range of cars that Hyundai have coming on stream. Once again we thank you for choosing Hyundai and for supporting Divers for more than 30 years. We welcome you along to see all that is new for 2018 and we are confident that you will like what you see and what we have on offer for you.Divers Hyundai invites you to see the amazing new Kona this weekend was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DiversHyundai Konalast_img read more

Play Your Part episode 17: synopsis

first_imgGet a sneak peek of episode 17 of the Play Your Part TV series, here:Businesswoman Lynette Ntuli presents the television show SME Funding on BDTV. She is one of the guests on episode 17 of Play Your Part. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterBusinesswoman Lynette Ntuli is the chairperson of IgniteSA.com, a youth-orientated programme that curates educational content, with a focus on skills and entrepreneurial development.Ntuli is the founder and CEO of the asset management and infrastructure solutions firm Innate Investment Solutions. She is featured on episode 17 of the Play Your Part TV series, on Saturday, 6 January 2018.Here’s more about the other people featured on this episode:Sabelo MahlalelaSabelo MahlalelaMahlalela is the chairperson of non-profit company SGM Foundation. The foundation supports education and community-based poverty alleviation programmes, as well as selected environmental and biodiversity projects.Tshepo SeetaTshepo SeetaSeeta is the founder and managing director of eSpaza Sum, a black-owned management company with a goal of transforming township spaza shops and rural businesses into formal, professionally managed and wealth-creating businesses.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Hurting Keys tells Stephens ‘drinks are on you’

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES READ: Stephens wins first Grand Slam, routs Keys for US Open titleBut Keys fully expected her pal to make up for the pain she caused.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Of course I will go to the celebration, I would 100% go. She can buy me drinks, all of the drinks,” said Keys.Stephens would have no problem in funding the party after her win on Saturday earned a staggering $3.7 million (3.07 million euros). Madison Keys, of the United States, returns a shot from Sloane Stephens, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)Madison Keys surveyed the wreckage of her US Open rout at the hands of close friend Sloane Stephens and told the new champion to foot the bar bill when the championship party starts.Keys, the 15th seed, was trounced 6-3, 6-0 by world number 83 Stephens in a one-sided final that lasted just over an hour.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Make it 17: Indians win 17th straight, beat Orioles MOST READ The brutal statistics illustrate her lack of cutting edge in the final.Keys, the youngest finalist in New York since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki lost to Kim Clijsters in 2009, went into the match having fired 34 aces in the tournament.But Saturday saw her manage just three.Keys also committed 30 unforced errors to Stephens’s six.“I didn’t play my best tennis today. I’m really disappointed,” said Keys.“But if you told me as I was getting on a plane to go have my second surgery that I could have a Grand Slam finalist trophy in my hands at the end of the year, I think I’d be really happy. “I think I mostly learned that I’m a fighter. No matter what, I can figure things out. In a couple of days, I will be really happy, but right now still a little bit disappointed.”Keys said she was not surprised that Stephens had become a first-time Grand Slam champion even if her friend was ranked at 957 just under two months ago after missing 11 months with a left foot injury.“I don’t think as a 13-year-old you have that ability to think that far in the future,” she added.“But when she made her semi-final run in Australia (2015), I think we all saw how great she was — I’m definitely not surprised that she was able to do this.” The 22-year-old Keys had undergone a second left wrist surgery after the French Open before winning a July title at Stanford.But her problems on Saturday were more in the mind than with the body.“I definitely think my play today came down to nerves and all of that, and I just don’t think I handled the occasion perfectly,” admitted Keys, playing in her first Slam final.“I was obviously nervous all morning. Sloane’s a tough opponent to play when you’re not making a lot of balls, but then, at the same time, she’s not going to miss, either. “I didn’t totally know what to do once I got on the court, which just intensifies those nerves even more. So I was definitely not feeling 100% good on the court at any point.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more