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The Latest: Australia’s de Minaur in 1st Slam QF at US Open

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first_imgIt is a rematch of a contest Sakkari won less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open, a hard-court tournament played this year at Flushing Meadows.Williams owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 Grand Slam singles championships in all. Sakkari, a 25-year-old from Greece, is trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.The winner will face Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova next.___ September 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):1:35 p.m.Alex de Minaur has moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. The Latest: Australia’s de Minaur in 1st Slam QF at US Open More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img 12:50 p.m.Serena Williams has taken the first set of her U.S. Open fourth-round match against Maria Sakkari by a 6-3 score. ___12:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari are on court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to warm up for their fourth-round meeting at the U.S. Open. Associated Press The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. De Minaur took a half-dozen points in a row to take the set and was in control from there.He is a 21-year-old from Australia who is seeded 21st at Flushing Meadows.In the quarterfinals, de Minaur will face No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem or No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime.___last_img read more

Kion Etete: Another Spurs Master Stroke?

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first_imgWhen Tottenham Hotspurs signed Dele Ali from League One side, MK Dons as an 18-year old rookie, not many expected that he would be such a huge success within a short while. Encouraged by the success of Ali, the White Hart Lane side is set to gamble on another Nigerian greenhorn, Kion EteteIn what could be akin to Spurs’ success with the likes of Dele Alli and Josh Onoma, the North London club have already welcomed Etete for a period of trial.The lad is now making the best of the opportunity, as Etete is impressing Tottenham technocrats, who had good marks for the 17-year-old after a week’s trial with the English Premier League club. All fingers are now pointing in the direction of a repeat of the Alli saga for Etete. Tottenham are considering a move for Notts County’s pacy teenage forward Kion Etete. The 17-year-old had a week’s trial with the Premier League club culminating in a game for their Under 18s against West Ham at the weekend where he scored twice in a 5-3 win, in which Mauricio Pochettino’s son, Maurizio, put Spurs 1-0 up.Etete signed a professional contract with Notts County on his birthday in November. That came just weeks after being handed his first team debut, by then manager Harry Kewell, as a 16-year-old in the Checkatrade Trophy against Newcastle in October.He was linked with city rivals Nottingham Forest in January and has gone on to make six first team appearances for the League Two strugglers. Tottenham will continue to monitor his progress in the coming weeks.The youngster has played four League Two matches this season, and six in all competitions, all coming from the bench. His debut had come just weeks before, then-manager Harry Kewell handing him minutes in the Checkatrade Trophy against Newcastle United U-21s.Spurs will continue to track Etete’s progress before deciding whether to make a permanent move for the starlet.Tottenham have not brought in any new players since the arrival of Lucas Moura on deadline day in January 2018 and fans have been frustrated by the lack of activity, as has manager Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs are now nine points off second-place Liverpool and just three ahead of fourth-place Manchester United haven picked up just one point in their last three games.Meanwhile, Notts County fans have now taken to Twitter to react to the news, begging Etete to stay but understanding that it’s hard to reject a club like Tottenham, believing that he’s probably already gone.Others want Etete sold quickly to ease the club’s financial issues, with some joking that a £7million fee would be needed to price him away from Meadow Lane as they backed him for a bright future.Etete has celebrated his 17th birthday in style – by signing a professional contract at Notts County and has been a regular on the substitutes’ bench in recent weeks and made his senior debut against Newcastle United U-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy last month.The teenager is now looking forward to working under new boss Neal Ardley.“Being around the first team has been a great experience for me and now I’m just going to be doing all I can to show the new manager what I can do,” Etete told the club’s website.“Under-23s matches will give me the chance to prove myself against older players from a higher level and I can still play for the Under-18s, which will keep me up to speed.”Etete, who turns 17 today, will have to put his celebrations on hold as he is due to face Southampton in the Premier League Cup later today.“It feels quite surreal as this is just the start of my day. I’ve got my first driving lesson and a Premier League Cup fixture against Southampton coming up later,” he said.Tottenham Hotspur’s first team drew 1-1 at home to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon in a dramatic, controversial encounter – but their Under-18’s were also in action.Spurs Under-18’s took on their West Ham United counterparts in a London derby at Hotspur Way last Saturday morning, with the game somewhat overshadowed by the North London derby.Kion Etete scored twice for Spurs, and if fans aren’t too familiar with his name in relation to Tottenham, that’s more than fair; he was a trialist for the game.The Notts County teenager, 17, has already made six first-team appearances for the League Two side, but was allowed to play for Spurs as a trialist last Saturday.Scoring twice in the first half is some way to make an impact, and the teenager has surely given himself a great chance of earning a permanent move to Tottenham this summer.Etete came through the youth team at Notts County and made his senior debut for the “Magpies” in a group stage match of the EFL Trophy against Newcastle United U-21 in October last year, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute. He made his EFL League Two debut in November, in a 2–2 draw with Port Vale and after the game he said “I was nervous because it was a big occasion and I just wanted to keep my head on the game”.His manager said afterwards, “Kion was excellent”.It, however, remains to be seen if he can reciprocate the success recorded by his compatriot, Alli at Tottenham.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

A-H-S Students Get A Dose of Reality from Guest Speaker

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlina Branscombe used to suffer from opioid addiction. She started using heroin at age 19. Her 20s were spent in and out of rehab. She made her way to Alpena 6 years ago with one last chance for rehab. She ended up cleaning up her act with the help of Geneva French, a Substance Abuse Therapist. Today, Alina, is 6 years sober, a college graduate, a mother of two boys, and inspiration for those battling addictions. She spoke with A-H-S health classes about her journey and ways to get help. The biggest thing both her and French said was to not keep addiction a secret. Whether it’s a friend or family member, seek help.Here are a few links to seek help if you or a loved one is suffering from addiction…http://www.alpenasunrisecentre.org/https://www.recovery.org/browse/alpena-mi/https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Learn Hands-On CPR TrainingNext Field Trip Friday Goes On Their Biggest Adventure Yet!last_img read more

Small Iowa lockers now able to sell meat across state lines

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first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture says an agreement that is designed to help small-size meat processing facilities is moving ahead.Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says it involved lockers with fewer than 25 employees. “We’ve got a new cooperative interstate shipment program that will allow them to sell products across state lines for the first time,” according to Naig. “They’ll remain a state inspected locker — but they’ll be able to sell across state lines. And we think this is just a great opportunity that will have a long-lasting impact for these folks.”Without this agreement meat processed at a small-town butcher shop would have to be inspected a second time by federal inspectors before it could be marketed anywhere beyond Iowa’s borders. Naig says the deal has been in the works long before the COVID-19 issues with the meat supply chain. He says the process started last June as small meat lockers and processors came to him asked about it. Naig says then they started working with the U.S.D.A. on it.Naig says the current coronavirus impact on the supply chain has helped push this forward as livestock producers are trying to be creative for marketing their livestock. The capacity of the large processors dropped with COVID-19 outbreaks and that has led to some producers euthanizing their animals as they have no place to take them.“It is not terribly widespread yet — but each day that the plants don’t run at full capacity is a day that we are adding to that backlog,” Naig says. “The situation continues to improve with our packing plants, I think as of Wednesday, we are running right around 72 to 73 percent of our normal capacity. So, it’s going to take us some time to get back up to that normal capacity that we know we need.”Iowa is the seventh state, to enter an agreement. Those lockers that enter the agreement will still have periodic visits from federal inspectors.last_img read more