Apple reopening 25 more US stores, will soon top 100 worldwide

first_imgThe stores will impose social-distancing rules, limit occupancy and some will offer only curbside or storefront service, she said.Apple does not disclose its retail store revenue. Direct sales, including retail stores, web and corporate sales, accounted for 31% of its $260 billion in 2019 revenue.Chief Executive Tim Cook declined last month to provide an outlook for the June quarter, citing business uncertainty created by the virus. First-quarter sales in China, reflecting that country’s store closings and lockdown, were $9.46 billion, about $1 billion less than for the same period a year earlier.Last week, Apple reopened its first five stores in the United States, requiring customers and employees to undergo temperature checks and wear masks before entering the premises.Apple has 510 stores worldwide and 271 in the United States.The website 9to5Mac reported that the company would reopen 10 of its stores in Italy beginning on Tuesday. Topics : Apple Inc will this week reopen more than 25 of its branded stores in the United States, the company said on Sunday, continuing a gradual process that has unlocked doors at nearly a fifth of its worldwide retail outlets.The iPhone maker in March shut all its stores outside of Greater China in response to the spread of the coronavirus. It started shutting its more than 50 Greater China stores in January and reopened them by mid-March.”Our commitment is to reopen our stores when we are confident the environment is safe,” Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail, wrote on Sunday in a note on the company’s website.last_img read more

Lady Twisters Successful Weekend At Richmond

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters Tennis Team participated at The Richmond Invite during The Weekend placing 2nd.OA 3 Silver Creek 2 (District rank #4)    JV: OA won 4-1Richmond invite: OA finished 2nd out of 8 teams.OA. Kathryn Wilder – lost to Alexandria, beat Connersville, Northeastern; Angela Wanstrath – beat Richmond, Alexandria, Centerville — she won her #2 singles flight!; Sarah Price – beat Northeastern, Centerville, lost FC; Hanna Hurm/Sarah Preston – lost FC, beat EC, Northeastern; Claire Hollingsworth/Carsen Thompson – beat Conn, Northeastern, lost FC.Here was the order of team finish based on points.1. Franklin Central, 2. OA, 3. Alexandria, 4. Centerville, 5. Richmond, 6. Northeastern, 7. East Central, 8. Connersville.Coaches comments: ‘We had a good win versus a highly ranked opponent in Silver Creek. While it was a 3-2 final, we won convincingly at 1 & 3 singles and 1 doubles. And the matches at 2 singles and 2 doubles were very tight. At Richmond, we also had a good day against some big schools and quality opponents. Everyone had a winning record on the day while Angela went undefeated and played especially well, winning her #2 singles flight.’ Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.OA record on season 5-0.  District rank: #6Next opponent: Mooresville on Monday (4-23)last_img read more

Tennis News US Open: Novak Djokovic defeats del Potro by straight sets, wins 14th Grand Slam title

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic on Monday defeated Juan Martin del Potro by straight sets to bag his third US Open title. This is also the second consecutive Grand Slam title for the Serb following his 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory over del Potro taking him to level with Pete Sampras’ 14 Grand Slams.“When I had my [elbow] surgery this year I could understand what Juan Martín went through. When you’re down, you learn. I tried to take the best out of those moments. I was hoping Pete [Sampras] was going to be here, so I want to say: ‘I love you, hope to see you soon,” said Djokovic court-side.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind 5th Test, Day 3: Check complete scorecard as hosts dominateDjokovic is now just three Grand Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six behind Roger Federer, who holds the record of 20. This was the third incident when Djokovic completed the Wimbledon-US Open double after missing out the last year’s tournament with an elbow injury.The victory was Djokovic’s 15th win over del Potro, as the Argentine suffered an emotional breakdown after the heart-breaking defeat, nine years after he became the US Open winner. “It’s not easy to speak right now, but I am so happy to play in the final against this magnificent player. I’m sad to lose but happy for Novak. I never gave up during my wrist problems. I got back after nine years, which is amazing,” said Del Potro.Djokovic’s win means that the ‘Big Four’ of Nadal, Federer, Andy Murray and Djokovic have bagged 50 out of 55 major titles.ALSO READ: Paris: Seven people left wounded in knife attack, assailant arrestedThe main reason behind Djokovic’s victory was the way he won the lung-busting rallies.Leading Grand Slam title winners:20: Roger Federer17: Rafael Nadal14: Pete Sampras, Novak Djokovic12: Roy Emerson11: Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver last_img read more

Guyana finish third at Caribbean Boxing Championships

first_img-Allicock and Abiola Jackman win gold medals on final nightGUYANA finished third at the 2019 Caribbean Boxing Championships after winning nine medals against a tough field of boxers in Trinidad  and Tobago over four nights of competition, which concluded on Sunday evening at the Na­tion­al Cy­cling Cen­tre (NCC) at Bal­main, Cou­va.Trinidad and Tobago, which had a field of 25 boxers, are the new champions, while Barbados just pipped Guyana by a single point to place second.  Some 17 nations, including powerhouse Cuba, participated in the championships.Guyana had initially selected a team of 21 boxers, but funding only allowed for 13.   Nine of them  won medals.  Sisters Alesha and Abiola Jackman and defending Caribbean bantamweight champion, Keevin Allicock, led the charge with three gold medals.Three other boxers finished with silver medals, including Dennis Thomas, who became a two-time Caribbean middleweight silver medallist.  Thomas lost to US Virgin Islands’ boxer, Deion Pruitt via points.  Keevin Allicock (centre) defended his bantamweight title at the regional championships.National Open best junior boxer, Mark Crawford, also lost in the final when he tackled 2018 Caribbean Junior Welterweight champion, Blessing Waldropt from T&T, in the Youth Lightweight 60kg division.Jullius Kesney also went down to Bajan boxer, Jabali Breedy, in a bantamweight battle.The bronze medal winners were Kevin Hunte, Josh Howard and Daren France.Emanuel Pompey did not get a chance to fight after Barbados decided to pull out their boxer from the competition. The middleweight (75kg) boxer had opted to drop down to 69kg to compete.Meanwhile, there were several strange decisions by the judging panel, which forced Guyana to protest two of the decisions.DOMINANT SISTERSAfter 15-year-old Alesha Jackman had won gold on Saturday night, it was her 17-year-old sister’s turn on Sunday evening. The East Ruimveldt resident was able to display her superior boxing skills against local girl Kinesha Clarke.  Abiola, who attends the Business School (on a scholarship), used a combination of punches to stop her older opponent in one minute and 30 seconds into the first round of their Women’s Novice Division 69Kg final.Allicock, who was Guyana’s trump card, lived up to expectation when he dominated his USVI opponent, Otoniel Ortiz in their bantamweight final.The Guyanese dominated the fight from the start with left hooks and right hands and focused body shots, which led to a unanimous victory.Team Guyana was scheduled to arrive back home last evening.last_img read more

Badgers hope to rebound against Nittany Lions

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoAs the Badgers approach their rematch with Penn State, the signs might point to a season sweep for the Nittany Lions.No. 3 Penn State (19-2, 10-0 Big Ten) comfortably parked itself atop the Big Ten volleyball standings with a two-game lead, thanks to a perfect first half of the season.But while the Lions are clicking on all cylinders, the Badgers (16-3, 8-2), who slipped four spots in the rankings to No. 11, have sputtered a bit at midseason. With an illness plaguing senior outside hitter and co-captain Aubrey Meierotto, UW barely got by Michigan State in five games, then lost ground in the conference race with a heartbreaking defeat — 16-14 in the fifth game — at unranked Michigan.”Aubrey brings so much to the team in a couple of different areas,” said head coach Pete Waite. “She is a great attacker with great pace on the ball. She’s able to block some of the best hitters in the conference, and she probably has the toughest serve on our team.”You take those three factors out, and you’ve got to make up a lot to stay at the level we’ve been playing,” Waite continued.Now, with Meierotto expected to return for Friday night’s match at University Park, the Badgers will try to recover and steal a win against Penn State tonight, followed by a match with Ohio State (14-5, 7-3), just one game back and nipping at Wisconsin’s heels.With the surprising loss to Michigan, and two upcoming games that UW could potentially lose, the Badgers are determined to not tumble from their elite status in the Big Ten.”[The Michigan loss] motivated us. That game showed us how much harder we have to work,” outside hitter Audra Jeffers said. “I think it was just a great learning experience for everyone, and it’s helped us prepare for this weekend.”Outside hitter Maria Carlini is coming off the best match of her career, posting a personal-best 29 kills against the Wolverines. Obviously, Carlini found it difficult to enjoy her breakout match in defeat.”I just wish we could have come out with the ‘W,'” Carlini said. “It was hard, losing 16-14 in the fifth game. It was just tough. But everyone battled, everyone fought hard.”Carlini said that the Badgers learned some things from a lesser Michigan team that can be put into effect against Penn State.”It taught us that we have to be aggressive right from the get-go, and not wait until we’re down four or five points before we start to really play our game,” she said. “It taught us we need to be stronger when we do get the lead and maintain it, to not let anyone take it from us.”On Oct. 8, the Lions came into the Field House and were greeted by a crowd of 6,774 fans, the third-largest attendance in the country this year. Seeing as Penn State was unfazed by the road atmosphere, the Badgers have had to undertake some extra preparation before going to University Park.”Where we thought we were working hard, we weren’t working hard enough,” Jeffers said. “This week, everyone has come in with the mentality that we just have to step it up every play in practice, every drill, and just work a lot harder as a team.”Like any good team, Wisconsin has kept a short-term memory when it comes to past results against both the Lions and the Buckeyes. The Ohio State match on Oct. 7, one night before the Penn State defeat, was just as decisive, but fell in UW’s favor.”We’re trying not to focus on those matches, we’re trying to look at what we did wrong when we played Penn State the last time, what we need to improve on,” Jeffers said. “We’re not dwelling on the loss or celebrating the win, we’re just going to move on and try to beat [both teams] this weekend.”Waite said the team is staying positive about its chances to knock off a faster Penn State squad by remembering that upsets do happen.”We’ve got to realize that on any given day, anybody can play great ball,” Waite said. “Michigan had been a team at the middle of the pack, but they are very capable of playing with the best in the conference.””Any time you’re a higher-ranked team, people are going to go after you,” he continued. “So obviously, against Penn State, we’re going to have to raise our level of play and the speed of our game to stay right with them.”last_img read more

Eaves’ squad readies for holiday break

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photo)A 4-2 loss to last-place Michigan Tech may leave a bad taste in the mouths of the No. 1 Badgers and their fans heading into winter break, but nobody can take anything away from the first half that Wisconsin put together.It may turn out to be the biggest upset of the year, but the Badgers will have to shake it off while enjoying a break more than a month long from WCHA action.”The guys take great responsibility and great pride in the things that we’ve done this first half here, and to slip up like that left a real sour taste in my mouth and, to be honest, it still does a little bit,” senior captain Adam Burish said. “We’ve got some time off and I’ll try to blow it off here.”Nonetheless, there is no way that anyone could hang their heads about the 14-2-2 first-half performance (11-1-2 in the WCHA) that has landed UW six points ahead of their closest WCHA foes.The Badgers will have quite a bit of time to try to forget about the loss to the Huskies. They don’t play another league series until the weekend before UW students come back to school.That doesn’t mean that they won’t see any games along the way, however, as they have an exhibition this Friday and host a tournament New Year’s weekend.Action returns to the Kohl Center at the end of this week when the top-ranked Badgers welcome the United States Under-18 Team for an exhibition.While it will keep UW tuned up and give the U-18 Team a chance to prepare for international competition, it will also give Eaves a chance to see three of his new recruits.”I haven’t seen them play,” Eaves said. “We don’t get any video of them — we have to scramble around, see if any of their games are on, but none of their games are on tape.”While the game is a mismatch on paper, after last Friday the Badgers know they can’t take anything for granted.”It’s going to be a little bit of what we went through Friday night, is that … it’s not a regular-season game, it doesn’t count as a lot, but hopefully [they learned] the lesson,” Eaves said. “Unless we’re ready to play, these high school kids could come in and embarrass us and beat us and that’s a fact.”After Friday’s exhibition, the team will get a bit of a break. The Badgers will have two weeks off — three weeks from Division I action — before they return for the Badger Hockey Showdown.Wisconsin will take on Western Michigan and Wayne State faces off against Northern Michigan Dec. 30; the winners and losers face each other Dec. 31.Northern Michigan is currently receiving votes in the USCHO.com poll, while Wayne State and Western Michigan are unranked.After another two-week hiatus, Wisconsin will finally return to league play Jan. 13-14 at Colorado College in what should be a heated rematch after the Badgers took three points from the Tigers in November.But that series is a long way off, and UW will need to find a way to keep its momentum rolling into the second half of the season — something that hasn’t come easy in the past few years.”I think it’s going to be there — just the enthusiasm and looking forward to coming back and continuing on the journey that we’ve started together,” Eaves said. “We have some real neat things going on and we have to continue to go.”last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2.  Crimes against propertyat 5:24 p.m. on Dec. 2, a student reported that his bicycle was removed from a bike rack while he was shopping at Ralph’s Supermarket. DPS officers subsequently detained a suspect who was identified using footage from store surveillance cameras. The suspect was found in possession of the student’s bicycle and was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.Miscellaneous incidentsat 4:24 p.m. on Dec. 2, DPS officers responded to a student who sustained a cut to his lip when he bumped heads with another player while playing soccer at the John McKay Center.  The officers examined the student and offered transportation for medical treatment, but he declined and was released to seek it on his own.at 8:29 P.m. on Nov. 30, a student was cited to Judicial Affairs for climbing from the third floor window of his neighbor’s dorm room into his own room in Trojan Residence Hall in order to avoid paying a fee to open the door after locking his keys inside.at 7:44 p.m. on Nov. 30, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect in a vehicle driving away from Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street after colliding with an unknown object. The officers located the suspect in the vehicle stopped in a traffic lane with a flat tire and when they detained him for questioning they determined he was intoxicated. LAPD officers subsequently took custody of the suspect and he was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.last_img read more

EveryMatrix completes full upgrade of Adjarabet casino offering

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit EveryMatrix supports Enlabs with Optibet esports launch June 22, 2020 Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Share Stian Hornsletten, EveryMatrix: Closing the gap from sports to casino May 14, 2020 Stian Hornsletten – EveryMatrixLeading Georgia and Armenia gambling operator Adjarabet has confirmed that it has revamped its online casino services, utilising EveryMatrix’s ‘CasinoEngine’ platform.Updating the market, EveryMatrix has completed the successful installation of CasinoEngine platform within Adjarabet’s existing digital framework, significantly boosting the operator’s RNG games and live casino content inventory.Beyond gaming content, Adjarabet customers will benefit from faster game loading times combined with improved UX functionalities delivered by the new platform. Tom Hutchinson, Director of Casino at Adjarabet detailed the CasinoEngine upgrade as a critical project for 2018: “We’re very excited to have integrated the EveryMatrix CasinoEngine into our existing platform. The CasinoEngine will allow us to launch the broad selection of Casino vendors offered by EveryMatrix onto the Adjarabet sites at a much faster rate than was possible before, solidifying our market-leading position in Georgia and positioning us well to increase our market share in Armenia”Stian Hornsletten, Executive Director and CasinoEngine CEO commented: “We are proud to see Tier 1 operators such as Adjarabet being enabled by EveryMatrixtechnology and benefiting from our Integration Platform scalability, flexibility and agile service management whilst retaining operational control of the elements they see as core to their business and brand proposition. Adjarabet signing, and the present robust client portfolio are a vindication of the investments we have made in recent years towards our long-term strategy of being product-leaders in niche gaming verticals.”last_img read more

Esports Battle League and WHAM announce partnership

first_imgScott O’Leary, Esports Battle LeagueThe Esports Battle League (EBL) and WHAM Network Inc.,have today announced a digital media partnership set to kick off in June ahead of the inaugural season of the EBL. The joint venture marks the first media deal for EBL, and moreover, the first esports distribution deal for WHAM. The EBL is an interesting one, as the league, despite not having announced the titles involved, recently announced that it had sold three franchise slots for $1 million a piece. Backed and run by Rivalcade, the league willconsist of a number of geo-located franchised spots across North America.If you know your US geography, you can check these out in full here. The confirmed franchise slots are Elevate in Denver, Circa in Miami and Simplicity in Las Vegas. The WHAM Network is partnered with content distributor Cinedigm. According to the press release, WHAM’s distribution will ‘include participation on embedded, mobile, and connected device platforms across the world, with programming and content focusing on the lifestyle and culture of gaming on a global basis’. Outside of just North America, WHAM will also be rolling out in East Asia as part of Cinedigm’s reciprocal distribution partnership with China.The EBL was co-founded by Scott O’Leary, and has some considerable traditional sports involvement too with former National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel, and former NBA Players Association Chief Counsel Bob Lanza making up the founding trio. The EBL features head-to-head team matches in a best-of-three format. It’ll pit teams against each other in ‘a variety of popular genre-spanning titles’. The EBL expects to field eight to ten teams in the upcoming season, each competing in a traditional league format with the team that has the best two out of three scores advancing in the competition.  Scott O’Leary, EBL Co-founder and CEO commented: “The number of people involved in the lifestyle and culture of gaming is expanding at an exponential rate, with yearly revenue growth projecting it to be a 1.5 billion dollar business by 2020. As such, we are very excited to become a lasting part of this flourishing community with the launch of our initial season. “We look forward to streaming intense esports matches paired with exclusive shoulder content that includes in-depth player interviews, gameplay analysis, and specials highlighting the road to the championship each widely distributed across the extensive WHAM Network, which is dedicated to creating and distributing quality content in this space.”“We love the EBL vision,” noted Gary Kleinman, WHAM Founder. “Their integration of esports and lifestyle content is a perfect fit for WHAM. The EBL represents a truly fresh and different perspective on franchise esports competition.”Esports Insider says: So we’re still none the wiser as to which games will form a part of the inaugural Esports Battle League. But even so the league has managed to secure an interesting sounding partnership with the WHAM Network. We’re certainly intrigued to find out which ‘popular genre spanning titles’ are chosen, and we assume we’ll be in the know sooner rather than later.last_img read more

La Familia wins 2018 Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tourney

first_imgIn the tournament itself, the polo on show from the five all female teams was of an impressive standard and La Familia emerged the overall winners after defeating La Tabita in a high scoring and entertaining final.  Despite conceding the opening goal, La Familia overwhelmed their opponents with superior attacking play and took the trophy with a deserved 8-3 victory.Host team Thai Polo were eliminated 8-7 by La Familia in a tense semi-final, conceding the winning goal with just seconds left on the game clock, but they took a consolation third place on the podium ahead of team La Esperanza.A young equestrian displays first rate horse-handling skills.La Familia and La Tabita face off in the tournament final.This pink pooch joined the spirit of the day.Spectators supported the event by dressing in multiple shades of pink. La Familia team members celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2018 Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tournament at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, Saturday, March 3.The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya was decked out in hues of pink on Saturday, March 3 as the venue staged the 10th edition of the annual Queen’s Cup ‘Pink Polo’ tournament.More than 700 spectators, including celebrities, VIPs and socialites turned up to show their support for an event which raises funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer in Bangkok.  They were treated to a spectacular day of equestrian events, fashion shows, children’s activities and exclusive shopping opportunities at sponsors’ booths.Jointly organized by Thailand’s first lady polo player and co-owner of Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, Nunthinee Tanner, and Dr. Kris Chatamra, founder and director of the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, the event encourages everyone to wear pink colours to show their support for the fight against breast cancer and those in attendance this year did not disappoint on the attire front.“We hope that our event increases awareness of the threat which breast cancer poses to many women.  At the same time, we hope it will also introduce a new generation to the exciting game of polo”, commented Nunthinee Tanner.last_img read more