Wellington Police notes for Monday, August 11, 2014:â€¢2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢6:27 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 900 block S. C, Wellington.9:12 p.m. Ty M. Carlson, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving left of center.â€¢11:04 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. A, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and fixed objects/street signs owned by the city of Wellington.â€¢11:25 p.m. Officers investigated illegal registration, no insurance and no headlights in the 900 block of W. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢11:30 p.m. William B. Brown, 45, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with no insurance, illegal registration and no headlights.11:40 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. Plum, Wellington
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Five of the oldest champions in sport as Venus Williams attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam women’s champion on Saturday and Roger Federer seeks to be the most senior Wimbledon men’s champion of the Open era on Sunday:SERENA WILLIAMS— Serena won this year’s Australian Open at the age of 35 years and 125 days, beating her own record of 34 years and 287 days when she captured the 2016 Wimbledon title.JULIUS BOROS— America’s Boros is golf’s oldest major winner, capturing the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48. Boros succeeded golf’s previous leading golden oldie Jerry Barber who won the 1961 PGA title at the age of 45. Tom Watson, at the age of 59, came close to smashing Boros’s record in 2009 when he led for most of the final round of the British Open before losing in a play-off.BERNARD HOPKINS— US fighter Hopkins became boxing’s oldest world champion in March 2013 when, at the age of 48, he defeated Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title.RAY REARDON— Reardon was 45 when he won the world snooker title in 1978. It was his sixth and final world championship triumph.ERIK GUAY— Canada’s Guay won this year’s world skiing championships super-G at St. Moritz at the record age of 35 to add to his 2011 downhill world title. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
EXCLAMATION POINT—Serena Williams reacts to a point won against Justine Henin of Belgium, during the Women’s Singles finals at the Australian Open in Melbourne. King was at the stadium Saturday night to take part in a pre-match ceremony to honor the 40-year anniversary of Margaret Court’s four Grand Slam tournament wins in 1970.“Billie, we are tied,” Williams said. “So I’ve reached my goal.”Williams’ five Australian titles is the most by any woman in the Open Era, since 1968, surpassing the four held by Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles. Court holds 11 Australian Open titles overall, most coming before 1968.Henin, who had most of the crowd support at Rod Laver Arena, couldn’t match her fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters’ feat of winning in her Grand Slam comeback tournament. Clijsters won last year’s U.S. Open in her return from a two-year retirement after getting married and having a daughter.Williams won the last four games to clinch the championship in just over two hours, falling on her back in celebration after match point.“It was definitely a tough match mentally and physically,” Williams said. “We were both out there to prove something, and I think we did at the end of the day.”It was an impressive run by Henin. She lost in the final of the Brisbane International tournament to Clijsters two weeks ago.“It’s been a very emotional two weeks for me,” said Henin, who put her hand on her heart as she thanked the crowd for support. “I thought it would never happen to me again. I’d like to congratulate Serena. She’s a real champion.”“It’s good to have her back, it’s exciting,” Williams said of Henin. “She can definitely be No. 1, especially with our ranking system, if she keeps doing well.”The American holds an 8-6 edge in career meetings between the pair, including a 6-2, 6-0 win in Miami in 2008. At the time, it equaled the worst loss for a reigning No. 1, and Henin quit tennis two months later.Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova are Williams’ next goal, with 18 majors each.“Honestly, I’m just doing what I can. I obviously enjoy playing in Melbourne, clearly,” Williams said. “I never thought I could catch up with Martina, because she’s such an amazing champion.”Last Friday Serena and sister Venus won their fourth Australian Open doubles title beating Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6-4, 6-3 in the final at Rod Laver Arena. It was the 11th time the Williams sisters have combined for a Grand Slam doubles title. by Dennis PassaAssociated Press Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Serena Williams won her second straight Australian Open championship, ending Justine Henin’s hopes of a Grand Slam title in her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory Jan. 30.Williams withstood a determined challenge from Henin before securing her fifth Australian Open title overall and 12th Grand Slam singles championship overall, tying Billie Jean King.
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The bicycle has come a long way-from being just an affordable mode of transportation for the lower and lower middle class travellers a few years back, to a lifestyle choice that indicates concern for good health and environmental issues, such as containing pollution, in the present day context.”Now, bicycles are used for leisure, fitness, fun and recreation,” said Y. S. Upadhyay, senior vice president, Hero Cycles Ltd.Consumers are increasingly accepting that cycling is good for health and are inculcating the habit of riding a bicycle for leisure, to work as well as for sporting activities, such as mountain biking.”Bicycles today offer more than just the simple pleasure of cycling. From fitness and trekking to racing, bicycles today cover a much broader spectrum of activities than in the days of their predecessors,” said Shiv Inder Singh, managing director, Firefox Cycles.”India produces approximately 10 per cent of the world annual bicycles output, which is estimated at 12.5 crore units. Annual domestic demand for bicycles in India is approximately one crore units, out of which around 25 lakh units are bought by the government for various welfare schemes. Exports are largely made to Africa and the less developed economies. Negligible numbers are exported to western markets,” added Singh.Earlier, bicycles selling for between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 were considered high- end. However, now with global brands moving into the country this definition is changing with price points starting from Rs 15,000 and goes up to as high as a few lakh rupees.Not just price points, even the definition of the segments is changing. Hitherto, cycles were segmented as used by gents, ladies, children and the high-end ones. But now, in line with the global trend, lifestyle bikes are being segmented as per their usage. Thus, there are road bikes, mountain bikes, tourers, hybrids and BMX, to name a few. Virtually all the big names – Trek, Giant, Merida, Conondale and Gary Fisher – are present in the country.However, the market for high-end markets is just emerging.”Firefox enjoys 40-50 per cent market share in the high-end bicycle category. The high-end bikes constitute less than one per cent of the total market in terms of numbers and much higher in terms of value,” said Singh.Leading brands like Hero, TI Cycles, Atlas and Avon jointly make up 90 per cent of the country’s bicycle industry in terms of volume.”This fiscal approximately 1.4 crore units were sold. The cycle industry hopes to grow and touch a minimum of 1.5 crore units next fiscal,” said Upadhyay.Hero Cycles sold 56 lakh units this fiscal at a growth of 11- 12 per cent.”Two segments have seen visible growth, the children and the high-end segments. Rise in the number of nuclear families may be considered as one of the reasons where parents are willing to spend more on their children,” said Upadhyay.On new models, Singh said, “We are in a continuous process of upgrading our models and keep them at par with international standards. We will certainly be launching a few new models also.” Firefox cycles for children now cost Rs 3,000 and upwards, Rs 23,000 for adult bicycles and Rs 16,000 onwards for the Trek category.Courtesy: Mail Today advertisement
If you’re a referee that’s heading to the NTL in 2 weeks time, (or you’re just a referee after a good deal), then this story is for you.TFA are offering a special deal on socks with the old TFA logo.TFA are offering green and gold long socks and green and gold sports socks in all sizes for $5.50 per pair. Normally $7.70 per pair the special deal is only available until Tuesday February 28th.There is also limited stock in red and blue long socks and sports socks, so if you’re interested in placing an order email Rachel at [email protected] or call 1800 654 951NTL referees please note…there will be no gear for sale at the NTL, if you are going to need some spare socks, make the most of this sale and pick up a pair now.