No. 9 UWF shuts out UWA in season opener

first_img Monika Kochanova and the Argos shut out UWA 9-0 in the Argos’ season opener (Photo by UWF Athletic Communications) Share No. 9 UWF shuts out UWA in season openercenter_img  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9 West Florida women’s tennis team shut out unranked West Alabama 9-0 in the Argonauts’ season opener at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex Wednesday afternoon.The Argos, ranked No. 3 in the South Region in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associate preseason poll, cruised through their first match of the season, winning every match in the minimum number of sets.UWF (1-0, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) took an early 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles competition to start the day. Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia/Sports Gymnasium Stefana Majora) and Nina Bubelova (Považská Bystrica, Slovakia/Gymnazium Považská Bystrica) won 8-2 at the No. 1 spot. Twin sisters Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Ateneu HS) and Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Ateneu HS) won 8-1 and the two line, and Jacqueline March (Destin, Fla./South Walton HS) and Heather May Walton (Winter Park, Fla/Lake Howell High School) won 8-1 at the 3 line.In singles, Kochanova shut out her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. Luiza Sonnervig won 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot, Bubelova won 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 3 line,  and Mariana Sonnervig won 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 line.Nationally-ranked No. 36 Giovana Patitucci (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Doze de Outubro) won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5, and Fernanda Amaral (Curitiba, Brazil/Positivo HS) won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.UWF will be on the road Friday, Feb. 8, when it takes on NAIA Auburn Montgomery at 1 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS##9 West Florida 9, West Alabama 002/06/13 at Pensacola, FL (Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex) Singles competition1. Monika Kochanova (UWF) def. Natalie Cardenas (UWA) 6-0, 6-02. Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Jill Furlong (UWA) 6-1, 6-13. Nina Bubelova (UWF) def. Dasha Popova (UWA) 6-3, 6-14. Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Helga Jeske (UWA) 6-2, 6-25. #36 Giovana Patitucci (UWF) def. Emily Gerding (UWA) 6-1, 6-06. Fernanda Amaral (UWF) def. Shannon McEvoy (UWA) 6-0, 6-1Doubles competition1. Monika Kochanova/Nina Bubelova (UWF) def. Natalie Cardenas/Helga Jeske (UWA) 8-22. Luiza Sonnervig/Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Jill Furlong/Shannon McEvoy (UWA) 8-13. Jacqueline March/Heather May Walton (UWF) def. Emily Gerding/Dasha Popova (UWA) 8-1Match NotesWest Alabama 0-1West Florida 1-0; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3Season Opener for West FloridaPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Player to make decision on Man City offer this week, only…

first_imgAtletico Madrid, on the other hand, are planning to retain Rodri, which is why they are willing to offer him a new deal to increase his wages and also his buyout clause.The midfielder has a €70m release clause in his contract at Wanda Metropolitano, meaning the Premier League winners don’t have to negotiate with Diego Simeone’s side and must only convince the 22-year-old of the transfer.Monday’s edition of AS once again relays the domestic treble winners have submitted an offer to the former Villarreal man and only his signature is missing for the deal to take shape.Embed from Getty ImagesUnfortunately for Pep Guardiola’s side, the player has not made a decision on his future, despite studying various options for the last 15 days.It’s almost certain that Rodri will decide this week as to where he will play next season.The newspaper is of the belief that since this has dragged on for the last 15 days, the Spaniard could decide to continue with Los Rojiblancos.AS state Rodri is now more close to staying with Atletico than packing his bags for City in the summer.Rodri, on the other hand, also wants to make a decision on his future soon so that his employer can then plan for the future.For Simeone, it is paramount the midfielder continues at the club, which has already been communicated to Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo Last month, reports from Spain suggested that Manchester City have submitted an offer for Rodri and was close to joining them.last_img read more

American Cancer Society says start mammograms at 45, not 40

first_imgCHICAGO | New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task force.The cancer group also now advises switching to screening to every other year at 55. The task force recommends starting routine screening for breast cancer at age 50, then every other year.It’s not a one-size-fits-all recommendation; both groups say women’s preferences for when to be scanned should be considered.FILE – In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. In guidelines published Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, the American Cancer Society revised its advice on who should get mammograms and when, recommending annual screenings for women at age 45 instead of 40 and switching to every other year at age 55. The advice is for women at average risk for breast cancer. Doctors generally recommend more intensive screening for higher-risk women. (Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP)The advice is for women at average risk for breast cancer. Doctors generally recommend more intensive screening for higher-risk women.“The most important message of all is that a mammogram is the most effective thing that a woman can do to reduce her chance of dying from breast cancer,” said Dr. Richard Wender, the cancer society’s cancer control chief.“It’s not that mammograms are ineffective in younger women,” he said, but at age 40, breast cancer is uncommon and false alarms are more likely.Concern about false alarms contributed to the cancer society’s new guidance. These lead to worry and more testing — they mean an initial result was suspicious but that cancer was ruled out by additional scans and sometimes biopsies.The latest guidelines acknowledge that some younger women are willing to accept that, and that for them starting annual exams at age 40 is fine, as long as they know the risks.The guidelines were developed by experts who reviewed dozens of studies including research published since 1997 — the year the trusted medical group recommended yearly mammograms starting at age 40, and since 2003, when it stopped recommending monthly breast self-exams.The update also drops a recommendation for routine physical breast exams by doctors, saying there’s no evidence that these save lives.The Rev. Jennifer Munroe-Nathans, a church pastor in Millis, Massachusetts, said she hasn’t paid attention to guidelines and started getting annual scans around age 40 on her doctor’s advice. Her mother had breast cancer; so have some of her congregants and Munroe-Nathans said she has no plans to change course when she gets older.“For my own peace of mind I intend to continue yearly mammograms,” she said. “I’ve seen the impact of breast cancer — perhaps that makes me a little more hyper-vigilant.”The society’s updated guidelines say switching to every other year at age 55 makes sense because tumors in women after menopause tend to grow more slowly. Also, older women’s breasts are usually less dense so cancer is more visible on mammograms, said Dr. Kevin Oeffinger, chairman of the society’s breast cancer guideline panel and director of the cancer survivorship center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.The guidelines were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.More than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with breast cancer and about 40,000 die from the disease. Overall, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point and chances increase with age.Oeffinger said women need to be familiar with their breasts and aware of any changes, which should be evaluated by their doctors.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, whose guidelines have historically influenced Medicare coverage, made waves in 2009 when it recommended mammograms every other year starting at age 50, to age 74. In draft recommendations released earlier this year, the group said mammograms for women in their 40s should be an individual decision based on preferences and health history, and that more research is needed to determine potential benefits or harms for scans for women aged 75 and older.That panel also questioned the value of breast exams by doctors, citing a lack of evidence for any benefit or harm. It will examine the cancer society’s evidence review in finalizing its update, said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, the task force’s vice chair and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco.Most health plans are required to cover screening mammograms free of charge as part of preventive care mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and many insurers cover the screenings starting at age 40.Several doctor groups still recommend mammograms starting at age 40, including those representing radiologists and gynecologists, but the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer guidelines are the most widely followed, said Dr. Kenneth Lin, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine.Lin said he supports the new guidance but that it will make his job more challenging at first, trying to explain to patients the changes and differences with other groups. Lin said he — and probably many other doctors — will likely continue doing physical breast exams, out of habit and because they consider the exams to be an important part of doctor-patient interactions.Online:JAMA: Society guideline history: AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner at https://www.twitter.comlast_img read more

Computer glitch delays United flights

first_imgA computer malfunction at United Airlines halted all departures systemwide, including from Los Angeles International Airport, for two hours Wednesday, the carrier said. The cause was not immediately clear, but a United Airlines spokeswoman said that there was a computer outage. “We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for customer patience as we work hard to fully resume our operations,” said Robin Urbanski, a spokeswoman. An unknown number of flights at LAX were delayed between 6 and 8 a.m., when departures were able to resume, Urbanski said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer in Seattle confirmed that all United flights across its system had been grounded because of the computer problem.last_img read more

8 Las Alpujarras Wave goodbye to the hordes headi

first_img8. Las AlpujarrasWave goodbye to the hordes heading to the Costa del Sol, and head east from Malaga to Las Alpujarras, an as-yet-unspoilt region of citrus groves and canyons below the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia which is the setting for Chris Stewart’s best-selling travel book Driving Over Lemons.9. Secret gardens, MadridSecret? But it’s the Spanish capital. Correct, but when it comes to short breaks for Brits, Madrid lags far behind Barcelona. Perhaps the city’s best hidden gems are its ‘secret gardens’, providing real oases of calm and green in this sweltering city.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. BurgosIts many historic landmarks include a Gothic cathedral that could rival Barcelona’s Sagradia Familia and its 1950s Havana-style El Cruzero district will be fascinating to students of urban planning, but architecture aside, Burgos in northern Spain is one big outdoor museum of history. It is also famed for its black pudding.4. BarcelonetaTake your tapas far from Barca’s tourist trail in the old fishing village suburb of Barceloneta. After a hard day’s sightseeing or just a lounge on the city’s beach, shake the sand from your flip-flops and join the locals for a couple of cervezas and a smorgasbord of seafood in one of the district’s many bars and restaurants.5. Cantabrian Mountains, LeónWalkers will find tracks less beaten in mountains of Cantabrian Mountains, covering a remote area of the province of León in northern Spain. The landscape includes upland prairies and rocky peaks, while the jewel in the crown of some epic glacial scenery is the magically picturesque Laguna de Las Verdes. RelatedThe 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic IslandsHolidays in the Balearic Islands are a firm favourite, whether you’re there for flat-out partying or spending all day sun bathing. You’re only ever a cheap flight away from the open-air clubs in Ibiza, secret beaches in Menorca or chic towns of Mallorca. Check out these top beauty spots on…6 cheap summer sun destinationsSix super summer sun destinations only a couple of hours flying time away, with flights starting at less than £50 return.Everything you’ll need to pack for a holiday to SpainStill got some time for some last minute shopping before your holiday to Spain? Use the money you saved by booking your flights using Skyscanner, and treat yourself to some fancy hand luggage or a time-saving packing gadget. See what items could take your Spanish holiday to the next level… Spain is the Brits’ fave summer holiday spot, but give Marbs a miss and discover secret Spain with our nine Iberian insider insights.1. Begur, Costa BravaToss Tossa, Lloret and other busy Costa Brava resorts to one side and discover bijou Begur, where trendy types from Barcelona escape to. Work that tan by the pool, swim in secluded coves and lux it up in boutique hotels and fine restaurants that have sprung up since Begur’s secret slipped out.2. Cala Llentrisca, IbizaIbiza is hardly a secret, you’re thinking. But a world away from the bright lights, bars and puking 18 year-olds of San An and Ibiza Town is Cala Llentrisca, one of many beaches far from the mad-for-it crowds. With its jetty jutting out over turquoise water, it’s so idyllic it looks like a screensaver. 6. Cape Finisterre, GaliciaCape Finisterre is the top-left corner of Spain’s square, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in a wild world of wind and waves. The Romans thought this was the world’s most westerly point, and while they were wrong, in an October storm it feels like the edge of the Earth, living up to its nickname, ‘the coast of death’.7. GijonThe city of Gijon is way off the tourist radar, but is a great base for exploring Spain’s ‘Green Coast’. Free of the intense heat of the south, it is ideal for touring, harbouring hidden coves, beaches and fishing village. Gijon itself is home to the unexpected marvel that is the International Bagpipe Museum.last_img read more