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first_imgSerena roars on the way to qualifying for Friday’s semi finals on Tuesday night Serena Williams has lauded new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule which have been introduced by the WTA for 2019.The 37-year-old American – who gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017 and returned to the circuit in March 2018 – believes the changes will encourage more players to take a break from the Tour to have children then come back to resume their careers.Under the new rules, returning mothers who have a special ranking that would earn them a seeded position can be drawn as an ‘additional seed’ at tournaments, meaning they would not be able to face a seed in the opening round of a tournament. The change also ensures that no seed will get bumped as a result of a returning mother given a protected seeding.Williams, along with other mothers on Tour such as former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka, had been advocating for such rule changes that would ease the transition back for players following the birth of their children.“I think it’s great,” Williams said of the new rule changes during a press conference in Abu Dhabi ahead of an exhibition match against her sister Venus on Thursday.“Women that are younger can go out there and have kids and not have to worry about it and not have to wait till the twilight of their years to have children and I think it’s a really great rule.“I think having gone through the experience myself really opened my eyes up to me and, ‘Would have I done it sooner had there been different rule changes?’ I don’t know. But now that there is an opportunity, people don’t have to ask that question anymore.“I think it’s a great rule change. I think it is a lot. But I feel like it’s just something that’s always going to be there and be special and ‘’m happy that they did it.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Organizers of the Kansas Wheat Festival were pleased with this year’s event, held in early July in Wellington, and they are already making plans for next year.Chamber of Commerce Director Annarose White said the festival buttons sold out on Friday and they were using wristbands after that. They had ordered 3,000, which was more than previous years, and still sold out.The buttons give admission to most of the festival. The price was a dollar higher this year, $3 in June, and $5 starting the first of July.White gave a debriefing to festival committee members at the Chamber office Thursday.She suggested they work out a theme for next year, and perhaps even have themes set for a few years in advance. With the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the theme will likely be close to that, she said.While they were pleased with the outcome, there were minor issues that will be addressed, and they are hoping to continue to grow the festival.They had a good turnout with the Logan Mize concert, which was an experiment in bringing in a bigger name act. They may well do that in the future, and they are considering different types of music.They also did advertising in Wichita this year, and White said that seemed to have a positive effect with drawing even more people to the festival.“We had strong results on digital billboards. We tried some Facebook paid campaigns, but didn’t get a lot there,” she told the group.There was a new layout to the festival this year, with the stage set up in front of Memorial Auditorium. White and committee members said feedback on that was good.The picnic in the park before the big weekend was moved a little away from the train at Sellars Park and that turned out well, so they may keep it at the new location next year.They are also considering adding some music to that picnic in the park event, or some kind of entertainment that would appeal to adults.In the main stage area, around Memorial Auditorium, there were three nights of music this year, and they may add one for next year.The Ag Show was also added at the high school this year, and that also received good reviews, White said.She added, she wants to continue to add agricultural aspects to the festival, especially since it is the official wheat festival for the state.They were also happy with the parade which went well. A concern about children getting to close to the floats as candy is being distributed remains a concern.There were also several ideas that were explored. Having some kind of wheat beer event was one possibility. Another was developing more of a theme, and having the button design contest earlier.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down DMartens · 263 weeks ago Annarose and Wanda did a WONDERFUL job. They are moving the Chamber in the direction it SHOULD be going, FORWARD! Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgCalgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the league’s four “hub cities” proposal is gaining some momentum but stressed on a conference call with reporters Friday that it’s certainly not done by any imagination.”No. 1, where?” he asked. “What’s the traveling part look like and then when? If you go that route, is training camp in your own city or is it in one of the hubs? … Once you get to the city, when are you there, how does everything work? “It’ll probably be a mandated traveling party, how many players, what’s the roster and all those things so certainly a number of issues to look out, but I think those are easily done once you have a format together.”MORE: NHL executive Colin Campbell explains ‘hub city’ criteriaTreliving explained on the call that the league has a three-phase plan to resume the season. Phase 1 is self-quarantining and isolation, which players are required to do through April 30. The second phase is access to team facilities when players return to their NHL cities, including getting the players back on the ice. Lastly, is training camp.Then there is the draft. Treliving confirmed the league called its clubs regarding the yearly summer event with June as a potential option. The original dates, June 25-26 in Montreal, were postponed at the start of April. The Flames GM warns of the league pushing all offseason activities too far back.”The first thing we all have to recognize is that we’re not in a perfect position or perfect world,” Treliving said. “So at some point, you got to start checking off some of these boxes. There’s going to be a lot to be done so you can’t just keep kicking the can down the road.”As noted, there are obvious questions about the draft order and conditions on picks but Treliving expects those to be sorted out in due time. The Flames have a conditional third-round pick attached to the trade last off-season that saw the Flames flip James Neal to the Oilers for Milan Lucic. The conditions: Neal must score 21 goals in 2019-20 and at least 10 more goals than Lucic. When the season paused, Neal was at 19 goals and Lucic had eight.MORE: Gary Bettman: ‘We don’t live in a world of perfect anymore’The Flames executive said he and his scouts watched Thursday’s first-round coverage of the NFL Draft to get a feel for how a virtual draft would work. Outside of the draft being long, he said it was really well done but did bring up the availability of team facilities and whether people can gather together in one spot.”I thought watching it, if you follow that script, the most challenging thing was that you got a coach, a (general) manager, your personnel people, your scouts all in different locations,” Treliving said. “As you stare it down and the camera goes on, there were a bunch of phone lines. You need a lot of phone lines because you’re talking to a whole bunch of people and you want that secure and you don’t want that public.” He assumes that if the draft does occur before the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season, that trades involving players wouldn’t be allowed. When the season will actually resume is still up in the air, however, the notion of players needing time to prepare and get back into game-shape is priority number one.”I really do think it’s important to recognize a training camp and some league time is going to be needed,” Treliving said. “We’re going to be approaching two months here and in a lot of cases players nowadays, even after the season, don’t take this much time off, anytime.”You talk about training, even their regular training has been different and unique so I think whatever we need to get the green light, we have to look out for the players and make sure they have enough time to properly prepare without putting them in a vulnerable position.”last_img read more

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