Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after beating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their women's singles semi-final match on day ten of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. (Photo: AFP/Will OLIVER/POOL) The 27-year-old seventh seed, who was French Open champion in 2018, will be playing in her fifth Grand Slam final. "It's an amazing feeling but I am also excited and nervous. It is one of the best moments of my life," said Halep. "The match was not easy, the games were long and went deep. "I fought hard to win this match and I was strong mentally and physically and had the right tactics." Halep will face either seven-time champion Serena Williams or unseeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic for the title on Saturday. Halep, who had knocked out new star, 15-year-old Coco Gauff in the last 16, lost in her previous semi-final appearance at Wimbledon to Eugenie Bouchard in 2014. However, she said she was a different player now and had taken to grass. "I have more experience, I don't … [Read more...] about Halep overwhelms Svitolina to make Wimbledon history for Romania
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By James P. DeWan Chicago Tribune Published 4:51 PM EDT Jul 3, 2019 Alligators, Chinese bamboo pit vipers, tomatillos, frogs with sling shots. All of them green. Only three of them dangerous. And while I’d love to pass an idle hour regaling you with harrowing yarns of brushes with cruel death, I guess I’ll write about tomatillos instead. WHY YOU NEED TO LEARN THIS Tomatillos (TOH-muh-TEE-yos) are inexpensive, easy to use, tasty, good for you and, best of all, safe to use around small children. Unlike Chinese bamboo pit vipers. THE STEPS YOU TAKE Tomatillos, in case you’ve just returned from a decadeslong deployment at a CIA safe house in Smolensk, are like small, green, gift-wrapped tomatoes. With their wrinkled, papery husks, I think they look more like a drawing of a vegetable than an actual vegetable. And, yes, I’m aware that, technically, they’re a fruit. But so are tomatoes and eggplants, for the love of cry eye, and I don’t hear you … [Read more...] about Easy dishes to make with tomatillos
We live in a very visual age, and many of us love recording our memories. With the advent of digital cameras, smartphones and social media, it is now easier than ever before to take photos and also share them with our friends at a click of a button. These photos, however, can still be out of focus or badly framed, so here are 7 easy ways to improve your photography in 2019. 1. Equipment Technology has come on so far that even the most basic smartphone and simple compact cameras can take decent photos. However, if you are looking to buy a more advanced camera I would always say by the best you can afford. If you do want to buy a camera look at the newest (professional) full frame mirrorless cameras. Getting rid of the mirrors traditionally placed inside high-end cameras get the lens closer to the sensor and pave the way to several innovations, making the camera lighter, and more compact. Another alternative is a DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses. There are many … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Photography in 2019
Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 6:51 am PST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 One lucky (or bored) employee will punch in and punch out every day at the Korsvägen train station in Sweden. Other than that, they're free to do whatever they want. One lucky (or bored) employee will punch in and punch out every day at the Korsvägen train station in Sweden. Other than that, they're free to do whatever they want. Photo: Public Art Agency Sweden Photo: Public Art Agency Sweden Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 One lucky (or bored) employee will punch in and punch out every day at the Korsvägen train station in Sweden. Other than that, they're free to do whatever they want. One lucky (or bored) employee will punch in and punch out every day at the … [Read more...] about An experimental Swedish art project will pay you to do nothing for the rest of your life
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?