The British Johana Konta, second favourite to take the Monterrey Open, defeated German Tatjana Maria in the spherical of 16, ranked 61 in the WTA classification, 6-7 (4) and 3-6.The primary set was difficult for Konta, quantity 16 of the WTA, who on Tuesday left Belgian Kim Clijsters out in the first spherical.Maria acquired eight aces in the beginning quarter, however Konta took benefit and obtained factors in second likelihood with 12.Maria additionally dominated the first set with 10 break factors saved for less than one in every of Konta.Nonetheless, the factors earned when he had the service in the second set (Maria 23 by 15) and the eight factors obtained in the return of the service opened the door to Konta to get his second quarterfinals at the Monterrey Open.Konta will play in the quarterfinals towards 18-year-old Russian lady Anastasia Potapova, No. 89 of the WTA, who beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (71) by 6-1, 6-7 (3) and 6-1.Later, the Dutch Arantxa Rus (76) beat American Lauren Davis 7-5 and 6-0 (61).Rus will face the Swedish Rebecca Peterson in quarters (45). The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the essential favourite of the Monterrey Open and seventh of the WTA classification, beat the Belarusian Olga Govortsova on Thursday 6-3 and 6-4, to transfer to the quarterfinals of the Mexican match.Svitolina traced a primary set in which he grew to become tied 3-3 in the video games, however his good service allowed him to conquer 21 factors, plus 5 break factors saved.Govortsova solely acquired 14 factors from the serve and may solely convert a ‘break level’ earlier than the semifinalist of Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 2019.The Belarusian balanced the recreation in the second set, bettering in the service to win 18 factors for 19 of the Ukrainian. As well as, Govortsova scored his second ace of the evening, but it surely was not sufficient to pass over the finest seed of the championship.Now, Svitolina will face in the quarterfinals the shock of the Monterrey Open, the 17-year-old Canadian, Leylah Fernández, who on Wednesday unnoticed the American Sloane Stephens, third favourite to take the match performed in northern Mexico.
AT&T’s Cynthia Marshall, the telecom giant’s senior vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity officer, brought the house down with a hilarious recount of her first AT&T phone (a garish pink RAZR), and her attempt to get AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to create a Bitmoji of himself. Marshall grew serious, though, when talking about the need for diversity in tech and AT&T’s efforts in this cause.Page: 1 2 3 4 5 What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Page: 1 2 3 4 5Black Enterprise‘s TechConneXt Tech Summit 2016 is over. Although the event was a success in total, there were a few moments that really captured how unique, fun, and imperative TechConneXt is in bringing together those interested in furthering diversity in STEM.Some moments were poignant and stirring, others, funny and lighthearted. Here were a few of my favorites:Sponsor Steals the Show:Cynthia Marshall (Image: File) be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/10-riveting-moments-techconnext-part-1/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/10-riveting-moments-techconnext-part-1/
From a press release – A Seattle couple has been fined $19,000 for substantially developing several parcels of land along the Wenatchee River, near Leavenworth, without permits and in violation of local and state shoreline management regulations.In addition to the civil penalty, the Washington Department of Ecology has ordered Christopher and Janett Olson to obtain all necessary permits and restore the shoreline destroyed when they created land for future development.Naturally functioning shorelines protect life and property, preserve ecological and environmental values, and help provide flood control on Washington lakes, rivers and coastal waters. These values are threatened when property owners conduct land clearing, dredging and filling activities, on shorelines and in wetlands without proper planning and permits.The Olsons are cited for removing important riparian vegetation, dredging material from an unnamed stream, installing a culvert, and placing fill dirt in the river channel during development on property they own, and without permission, on a neighboring parcel.All these activities violate policies of the Chelan County Shoreline Master Program and the 1971 state Shoreline Management Act.Ecology issued a notice of correction on Dec. 14, 2017, to the Olsons via a process server, outlining procedures to obtain local, state and federal permits and approvals to remove the unpermitted shoreline development and restore the shoreline. They had until March 20, 2018, to comply. Two reminders were sent via email to the Olsons with no reply.The Olsons have 30 days to file an appeal with the state Shoreline Hearings Board.