Andy Murray Wins Gold By Doing What He Couldnt

WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray stood with the Union Jack draped over his shoulders, an Olympic gold medal around his neck, flanked by the man he had just beaten, Roger Federer, and basking in the roar of the Centre Court crowd.No wonder the often dour Scotsman was grinning.Murray won one for the home team Sunday, beating Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon.The victory marked a career breakthrough for Murray. He has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against Federer, including Wimbledon a month ago.“It has been the best week of my tennis career by a mile,” Murray said. “I’ve had a lot of tough losses. This is the best way to come back from the Wimbledon final. I’ll never forget it.”For Federer, the drubbing marked another Olympic disappointment. Playing in the Games for the fourth time, he sought a victory to complete a career Golden Slam but settled for silver — his first singles medal.“Don’t feel too bad for me,” Federer said. “I felt like I won my silver, I didn’t lose it. So I feel really happy.”Murray swept nine consecutive games to take control, breaking Federer’s serve four times in a row, his inspired play a reflection of raucous crowd support. He erased all nine break points he faced.“He never looked back,” Federer said. “His credit for getting in the lead and using the crowd to come through. He did an unbelievable job.”The match capped the most memorable Olympics for tennis since it returned to the Games in 1988 after a 64-year absence. The event transformed staid Wimbledon into a more festive place.Murray became the first British man to win the gold in singles since Josiah Ritchie in 1908. Those games took place at Wimbledon, too.Read more: ESPN read more

RR Donnelleys Earnings Double

first_img“Given these unprecedented times, we are pleased with the earnings generated in the quarter,” president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III said in a statement.In July, Donnelley said it finalized a multi-year agreement with F+W Media worth more than $80 million, including several of F+W’s magazine and book products. Printer R.R. Donnelley Wednesday reported $168.2 million in third quarter net earnings, down roughly 4 percent from $175 million during the same period last year. Through the first nine months, however, net earnings were up more than 100 percent to $497 million.Year-to-date, Donnelley generated $8.7 billion in net sales, up slightly from roughly $8.5 billion during the same period last year. Net sales during the third quarter were $2.9 billion, down 1.6 percent from the same period in 2007. The decrease was caused, the company said, by volume declines and “continued price pressure primarily due to the global economic slowdown.”In Donnelley’s U.S. segment, net sales decreased 0.8 percent to $2.1 billion. The company attributed the dip to volume declines across product lines and continued price pressures. During the quarter, the segment also saw a $16.7 million restructuring and impairment charge.The declines were offset, in part, by Donnelley’s acquisitions of Cardinal Brands in December 2007 and Pro Line Printing in March 2008, the company said.last_img read more

Put Your Dreams To Work 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music

first_img https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc.  While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out?  GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan.  A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden  Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing).  Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM.  And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself.  Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door.  Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group.   Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook center_img News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends.  Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn.  Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator,  The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests.  And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research.  Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead morelast_img read more

Suicide attack kills 27 Iran elite Revolutionary Guards

first_imgMap or Iran locating the city of Zahedan. Photo: AFPA suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority.The Sunni group Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice), which says it seeks greater rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority Baluchis, claimed responsibility for the attack, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.The heavy losses among Iran’s premier military force prompted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander to issue a warning to the country’s foes.“Our response in defence of the Islamic Revolution will not be limited to our borders,” Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying by Fars.“The enemies will receive a very firm response from the Revolutionary Guards like before.” He did not specify which enemies or what actions Tehran would take.In the past Iran has accused its regional rival, Sunni Arab Saudi Arabia, of supporting Sunni separatist groups who have attacked its security forces. Riyadh has denied the charges.Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim authorities say militant groups operate from safe havens in Pakistan and have repeatedly called on the neighbouring country to crack down on them.A suicide bomber driving a vehicle laden with explosives attacked a bus transporting members of the Guards, the force said in a statement. Thirteen people were wounded.A video posted by Fars showed blood and debris at the site of the attack on a road in a volatile area near the Pakistan border where militants and armed drug smugglers operate.The bus was turned into a twisted pile of metal, a photo published on Fars showed. Reuters could not independently verify the image.While Sunni militant groups are not regarded as a major threat, the attack dealt a fresh blow to Iran’s security establishment, which has often said it can repel any threat no matter how big, even from the United States and its ally Israel.Military Might And Business InterestsThe assault in impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province – among the worst ever on the Guards – illustrated that Iran’s elite force, which answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, can be vulnerable to guerrilla-style operations.The Guards’ estimated 125,000-strong military, with army, navy and air units, has acted as the sword and shield of Shi’ite clerical rule in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution.The force also operates outside of Iran’s borders in countries such as Iraq and Syria where it works with proxies to promote Tehran’s interest. It runs a business empire in Iran worth billions of dollars.“The self-sacrificing military and intelligence children of the people of Iran will take revenge for the blood of the martyrs of this incident,” Fars quoted Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi as saying.Iran’s Guards fired missiles at Islamic State militants in Syria in 2017 and 2018 after the group claimed responsibility for two attacks in Tehran and Ahvaz. In 2018, the Guards launched missiles at an Iranian Kurdish armed opposition group in northern Iraq.Wednesday’s violence comes during a month in which Iran has been commemorating the 1979 Islamic Revolution which swept the US-backed Shah from power. Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of US efforts to curb its military power.Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to blame the United States for the attack, citing a US-sponsored conference in Warsaw aimed at rallying support to further isolate Iran.On Twitter he asked: “Is it no coincidence that Iran is hit by terror on the very day that #WarsawCircus begins?”Iran had enjoyed relative stability compared to Arab neighbours who have grappled with political and economic upheaval touched off by popular uprisings in 2011.But economic hardships fuelled by US sanctions have triggered waves of protests that sometimes call for Iran’s clerical leaders to step down.Twelve members of the Guards were among 25 people killed last autumn by gunmen on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in the southwest. The Sunni Islamic State and an Arab separatist group both claimed responsibility.Jaish al-Adl emerged as the main armed opposition movement in the southeast after members of another Sunni group, Jundullah, joined it after their leader was captured on a plane in 2010. He was tried and executed.last_img read more

Borrowed from natures garden

first_imgThe works of art done by Sun Deep reflect her philosophy, her life’s experiences and her love and passions, overwhelmingly inspired by everyday miracles and beauties in Nature. Nature inspires her life’s philosophy.She integrates elements from nature’s garden into her artwork, reflecting on our oneness and connectedness with Nature. The artwork showcases just a small sample of God’s living canvas, as she hopes to inspire others to stop and contemplate on the beauty and peace in his complex patterns and designs. Momentarily escaping the human construct. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gingko Biloba Tree: The yellow leaves are all natural leaves, from the Gingko Biloba tree in her Chicago neighbourhood. These leaves were handpicked in November 2013, dried and pressed using natural elements, without the use of any chemicals or preservatives. Angel: The bright yellow Bracteantha flowers on the angel’s blue shawl are all natural. So are the orange cosmos and the yellow limonium petals in her shawl, the camouflaged gypsophila in her wings and the green grass earrings. These leaves were handpicked between 1997-2014 from India and USA. The angel is painted with acrylics on canvas. Frame is from Picturesque in Santushti Market. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBlue Ice on Fire: The unicorn’s horn, tail and mane are embellished with all natural ferns and flowers, from my Chicago neighborhood. The foliage was handpicked in the summer of 2014. The fire has petals of the yellow straw flower camouflaged in its flames. The two daisies are to depict cosmic bodies The horse and the fire is painted with acrylics on canvas. Unframed.Peacock Lady: In search – This artwork was the focus of a solo exhibition in a local Chicago gallery. The dress of the peacock lady is embellished with natural foliage. The foliage was handpicked between 1997-2014, The dress has camouflaged flowers and wild grass.last_img read more