Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets to reach the US Open quarterfinals. He faces Taylor Fritz next

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets to reach the US Open quarterfinals. He faces Taylor Fritz next Novak Djokovic did not encounter any of the sort of trouble he did in his previous match, eliminating qualifier Borna Gojo 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday night to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.Djokovic — who has won three of his men’s record 23 Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows — needed to come back from a two-set deficit in the third round before eventually winning in five against Laslo Djere.This time, Djokovic played far more cleanly and was in control throughout. He finished with only 12 unforced errors, while Gojo made 40.“Just glad to get through in straight sets,” said the second-seeded Djokovic, who already is assured of replacing Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 in the ATP rankings next week.Djokovic won five of the big-serving Gojo’s 15 service games while only getting broken once himself.Next up for Djokovic will be a matchup against No. 9 seed Taylor Fritz, a 25-year-old from California, who is the only remaining player in the men’s bracket to not have dropped ...

Man killed in Lakewood motorcycle crash had turned life around, family says

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Man killed in Lakewood motorcycle crash had turned life around, family says DENVER (KDVR) -- The family of a man who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday held a candlelight vigil in his memory on Sunday.The crash happened in Lakewood at Sheridan Boulevard and Mexico Avenue where police said the motorcycle crashed with a vehicle making a left turn. Man dies in motorcycle crash in Lakewood The motorcyclist, 34-year-old Julian Gutierrez, was killed on the scene. While his family told FOX31 about Gutierrez' life, they looked up and saw what they felt like was a sign from their lost loved one.Tricia Herrera, struck with unbearable grief, watched a rainbow form above as she spoke about her son at the site of the deadly crash."I can't believe I'm here, I'm still in shock," Herrera said.She said he had turned his life around as he was several years out of prison."He got out, got a good job, has a son, everything was going fine for him," Herrera said.Gutierrez was the second oldest of six kids, and leaves behind a 2-year-old son."He was my big brother you know, so,...

How to be a reference for a job-seeker

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

How to be a reference for a job-seeker Q. I’m only 25, but my peer at my old company is interviewing for a new job and asked me to be a reference. I’m excited! But what does this mean — what do I have to do?A. Congrats on the honor! Whether you’re 25 or 65, my insight is the same. First, find out from your peer the type of roles they’re pursuing and to alert you when they’ve gone far into the interview process. Typically, a reference isn’t called after the first interview but rather closer to a job offer.Identify the skills you should highlight. Ask your peer about the skills suited to the jobs they’re pursuing that you should emphasize with specific examples. Perhaps if time management is a critical skill you can speak about an example your peer demonstrated that hit the ball out of the park with time management when deadlines were looming.Once you have this information, you don’t have to do anything else until you’re contacted by the employer. Then, I’d ...

Easons making Methuen matter

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Easons making Methuen matter As Methuen grows into one of the premier programs in Eastern Mass., one family is at the center of it all.Courtesy of senior quarterback Drew Eason and younger brother, running back Shane Eason, Methuen is a Div. 1 favorite as the MIAA 2023 football season begins.The sport has been featured within the Eason family for decades. Family patriarch P.J. Eason was a standout running back for Everett in the 1990s. He’s maintained that passion coaching both Drew and Shane in their Pop Warner days and ever since.“My family is the definition of a football family. My dad taught us everything he knew growing up,” Drew said. “The love I have for football comes from him, and how as I have gotten better and better, it’s stayed with me.”Drew’s athleticism has always been apparent. An early growth spurt tempted him to focus on basketball, but he elected to remain a multiple-sport athlete maturing as a quarterback through tackle and flag football as a member ...

David Fincher debuts ‘The Killer’ at Venice Film Festival

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

David Fincher debuts ‘The Killer’ at Venice Film Festival LIDO, Venice, Italy – Michael Fassbender may be “The Killer” but like Hitchcock or Spielberg, it is director David Fincher who looms large as its real star.A violent, often black-humored descent into the mindset of a professional hit man, “The Killer” world-premiered Sunday night at the Venice Film Festival minus Fassbender and co-star Tilda Swinton due to the actors’ strike.Cinema has a long and venerable tradition of the lone assassin, which Fincher, 61, said in a press conference was appealing.Assassins are attractive because, “It’s a very simple, compelling straight line drawn. We took something people know — the goals of an assassin – which is fun to illustrate. It’s high stakes. It’s also extremely procedural before you exhale and pull the trigger.“But I think this is more a revenge movie than an assassin movie. The corpses he leaves on the side of the road don’t fit in any way shape or form on the schedule he has for himself.”Which is part of the joke, the disconnect be...

Editorial: Strict price controls sending insurers packing

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Editorial: Strict price controls sending insurers packing Make price controls strict enough, and eventually they’ll produce shortages. California homeowners are learning that the hard way.State Farm is the largest homeowners insurance company in California. In May, it announced that it won’t be accepting applications for new policies. That’s odd. Companies with a dominant market position don’t usually walk away. But now, State Farm looks like a trendsetter.Farmer’s Insurance, the second-biggest player, is limiting how many new homeowners policies it issues. Allstate, ranked No. 4, has stopped selling. It’s hard to keep up with the exodus. AmGUARD Insurance, connected to Berkshire Hathaway, is out. Berkshire Hathaway had the third most market share in 2022.Liberty Mutual, No. 5 on that list, will not renew business owner policies at the end of this year.It shouldn’t be hard to understand why this is happening. Something is preventing these companies from making money. Things are so dire that they believe it will be more profitable to walk a...

Schoen: If Biden steps aside, could Gavin Newsom challenge Kamala Harris?

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Schoen: If Biden steps aside, could Gavin Newsom challenge Kamala Harris? Right now, there is little reason to believe that the Democratic nominee for president in 2024 will be anyone other than Joe Biden. Still, the question of who would be Democrats’ “Plan B” looms large due to Biden’s age, fitness, and his son Hunter’s ongoing legal drama.If, for whatever reason, Biden is unable or unwilling to seek a second term, the front runners to be the next leader of the Democratic Party would likely come down to two Californians: Vice President Kamala Harris and current Gov. Gavin Newsom. While any vice president is the most obvious choice to succeed a president, Harris’ low polling numbers have caused many Democratic insiders to consider other high-profile politicians who could mount a last-minute campaign, like Newsom.Indeed, new polling by my firm, Schoen Cooperman Research, found that Harris’ favorability – just 41% favorable – was even lower than Biden’s (46%), and recent NBC polling revealed that Harris was viewed more negatively than any other Vice Presid...

Young: Don’t let pols take credit for economic recovery

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Young: Don’t let pols take credit for economic recovery Workers have much to celebrate this Labor Day. Unemployment is near its lowest level since the 1960s, and real wages are growing again. Post-pandemic inflation is finally under control, even if it’s not yet all the way back to normal.Barring another crisis, there will be a soft landing from the pandemic downturn.This is fantastic news, and President Biden has quickly taken credit for it under his Bidenomics umbrella. He, along with Republicans, deserves more blame than credit, however. Neither Biden nor Congress have much control over inflation, and their massive bipartisan spending binge is doing more harm than good for working families.It helps to think of today’s primarily healthy economy as the third act of a three-act story. In the opening act, a mostly healthy economy was humming along, much like it is now.In the second act, the pandemic shut everything down.We are now in the third act, when things are getting back to normal.The economy is mostly healthy now because the pre-CO...

Dear Abby: Hubby prefers breakfast over babies

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Dear Abby: Hubby prefers breakfast over babies Dear Abby: My husband is tired of paying to keep my eggs frozen. He has seven children of his own. I know utility costs are through the roof these days, but I can’t disagree with him more.He meets up with his friends at the breakfast joint every weekend, and they drop a lot of money there. If he just reallocated his spending money, we could afford to continue freezing my eggs. I keep telling him, “You’re spending money on the wrong eggs!” I’d like to have a baby within the next year. What should I do? — Freezing in FargoDear Freezing: If your husband doesn’t already know how important having your own child is to you, now is the time to impress it upon him. I am sorry you didn’t mention how long he has been paying for freezing your eggs, but if you hope to conceive next year, he can afford to continue paying a few months longer. Would his preference be that you remain childless? If that’s the case and you have been misled, you mig...

Iga Swiatek’s US Open title defense ends with a loss to Jelena Ostapenko in the fourth round

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:50:46 GMT

Iga Swiatek’s US Open title defense ends with a loss to Jelena Ostapenko in the fourth round NEW YORK (AP) — Iga Swiatek arrived at the U.S. Open as its reigning champion, as the winner at three of the past six Grand Slam tournaments and as the owner of the No. 1 ranking for nearly 1 1/2 years. None of that mattered on Sunday night against Jelena Ostapenko, whose powerful style disrupts Swiatek’s rhythm — and beats her every time.Swiatek’s title defense at Flushing Meadows ended in the fourth round with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 loss to 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko in the fourth round at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The result also means Swiatek’s stay at atop the WTA will end next week, when current No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka will rise to the top spot for the first time.“The main thing is that she doesn’t really like to play against big hitters. … She likes to have some time,” said the 20th-seeded Ostapenko, a 26-year-old from Latvia. “When I play fast, aggressive and powerful, she’s a little bit in trouble.”Ostapenko accumulated 31 winners to 18 for Swiatek.More i...

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