RBS: No-deal Brexit could send UK economy reeling

first_img“There are some retailers we are having to be a bit more cautious about because they haven’t made the necessary transition from bricks and mortar to digital,” he added.Meanwhile, he warned construction giants are becoming “very cautious” about London’s market in particular.He also said larger firms across industries are waiting to see what happens with Brexit, with lending to bigger companies down two per cent for the bank.”Big businesses are pausing, they are saying that in six months time I’ll have another look at the UK and I might come back, but if it’s really bad I’ll invest elsewhere – that’s the reality of where we are today.”Read more: Business groups criticise government’s post-Brexit immigration system Thursday 4 October 2018 10:01 am RBS: No-deal Brexit could send UK economy reeling whatsapp whatsapp Joe Curtis center_img Share Economic growth could fall flat or even turn negative if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, he told the BBC.Read more: ‘End Brexit psychodrama’ – Chamber of Commerce chief pleads with the ToriesHis bank, which remains majority-owned by the taxpayer after the government bailed it out a decade ago, is planning to restrict lending to the retail and construction industries, with both featuring plenty of struggling companies.Around 2,000 stores have closed on the high street so far this year, while growth in the construction sector sagged to a six-month low this week.”We are assuming 1-1.5% growth for next year but if we get a bad Brexit then that could be zero or negative and that would affect our profitability and our share price,” McEwan told the BBC. The government has said it is chasing a Chequers-style agreement with the EU, hoping for a deal in October or November, but Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan has come under attack from a number of sides.Fellow Conservatives have touted a Canada-style free trade alternative, while Labour has refused to back an agreement if May brings one back to parliament. Tags: Brexit Company Royal Bank of Scotland Group Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Ross McEwan has warned that a no-deal Brexit could push the UK into another recession.last_img read more

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Plastic Forth Bridge fivers are fine for laundering

first_img Tags: NULL Monday 23 March 2015 12:27 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedy whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof CLYDESDALE Bank will release Britain’s first plastic banknotes this week, with 2m £5 notes going into circulation.Giving new meaning to the phrase “flashing the plastic”, the polymer banknotes are being launched with a Scottish theme to mark the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge. The note features the image of Sir William Arrol, one of Scotland’s most celebrated engineers, whose company constructed the bridge.The new note will include fresh security – shiny ink in the shape of Scotland over a transparent window, which changes colour as the note is moved and tilted. But the fiver’s best feature must surely be the fact it won’t be wrecked by accidentally going through the wash. Research shows polymer notes stay cleaner for longer, are more difficult to counterfeit and last at least two-and-a-half times longer than paper ones. Let the money laundering begin! center_img Express KCS whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Plastic Forth Bridge fivers are fine for laundering last_img read more

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EU spending on self-promotion sparks outrage

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp THE EUROPEAN Union spent €664m (£536m) directly on publicity and communications in 2014, according to a new research paper from eurosceptic group Business for Britain.The spending came from budgets with a “primary purpose” of “promoting the EU and the political priorities of the union”, claimed a report published yesterday by the group.According to the report, the EU committed €3.9bn more broadly to budgets that contained provisions for such selfpromotion. In 2008, €2.4bn was available to the EU for the same purpose.Business for Britain chief executive Matthew Elliott said: “With UK taxpayers contributing more and more to the EU budget, it is staggering that Brussels is throwing away our hard-earned money on propaganda promoting the European project.”In a rare instance of agreement, a spokesperson for the opposing, pro-European group Business for New Europe welcomed the Business for Britain report.Lucy Thomas, campaign director at Business for New Europe, told City A.M.: “Wanting Britain to remain in Europe doesn’t mean you can’t recognise there are things that the EU institutions get very wrong.”“Here is an example of just that and why it is so important for Britain to push for reform to cut down on waste,” Thomas added. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Express KCS whatsappcenter_img EU spending on self-promotion sparks outrage Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 11 August 2015 8:55 pm Sharelast_img read more

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Squishy embryos, penis transplants, and 5 more advances in fertility treatment

first_img Privacy Policy Tags fertilityreproductive medicinewomen’s health Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Frozen human semen in a tank of liquid nitrogen. Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images 3. Helping immature eggs get up to speedA new technique known as in vitro maturation, or IVM, takes immature eggs from a woman and grows them in a lab. When mature, they’re fertilized and implanted. The procedure has the potential to help women with certain ovarian disorders have children, but it is still experimental.4. Building sperm in a labResearchers in China have created sperm-like mouse cells in a Petri dish, which may prove useful for the millions of couples struggling with male infertility. Since these cells lack tails, they can’t swim into an egg, and must be injected. But they’re otherwise viable: They were able to fertilize eggs and generate offspring in mice. Scientists are excited about the prospects but caution that clinical applications are a long way off.advertisement In the LabSquishy embryos, penis transplants, and 5 more advances in fertility treatment 5. Squishing embryos to test their strengthStanford researchers announced last month that they’d developed a technique to determine whether an embryo should be implanted in an in vitro fertilization procedure. The trick: Check how squishy it is. The squishiness predicts how well the embryos will undergo cell division — and, in theory, how likely they are to thrive. A human trial is underway.6. Transplanting a womb to make pregnancy possibleAs the failure in Cleveland this week demonstrated, uterus transplants are tricky. But they can work: Swedish doctors have done several successful uterus transplants, and at least four of their patients have been able to carry pregnancies to term in the donated womb. It may even one day be possible to implant a uterus in a transgender woman, who could then become pregnant despite having been born a biological male.7. Expanding the freezing of eggs and spermBack in 2014, tech companies like Facebook and Google made headlines when they decided to cover the cost of female employees freezing their eggs for later use. Now the American military is following suit. It announced this year that it will cover freezing of both eggs and sperm. The procedure could let service members have children even after an injury to their reproductive organs. Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: By Ike Swetlitz March 10, 2016 Reprints The first uterus transplant in the US failed this week, but doctors at the Cleveland Clinic plan to keep trying, hoping to replicate the success of surgeons in Sweden. It’s an exciting time for reproductive medicine around the world. Here’s a rundown of the latest advances in the lab, the operating room, and the fertility clinic.1. Creating three-parent embryosWomen with certain genetic diseases are one step closer to being able to have healthy children, through a controversial procedure that involves creating an embryo using genetic material from three parents. The technique involves combining parts of the eggs from two women and fertilizing them with a man’s sperm. An expert panel recommended last month that research proceed in the US.2. Experimenting with penile transplantsThe first US patient to have a penis transplant has been selected: He’s a soldier reportedly injured in Afghanistan. Johns Hopkins doctors will carry out this procedure, which has been in the works for over a year — and they have permission to do dozens more. Only the penis will be transplanted — not the testes, which house the sperm — so the individual may or may not be able to have children after the procedure, depending on his prior injuries. Doctors are still looking for a donor.advertisementlast_img read more

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Crews extinguish house fire on Fort Myers Beach

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Teen arrested in Fort Myers Beach Memorial Day shooting June 4, 2021 Fire crews said smoke and flames were showing as they fought the blaze. Around 1 p.m. firefighters were able to put out the fire, according to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home June 7, 2021 Beachfront businesses deal with impacts of Fort Myers Beach ‘street preachers’ June 17, 2021 FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – Fort Myers Beach and Ione McGregor Fire crews put out a house fire on Fort Myers Beach Friday.Smoke could be seen billowing into the air from the fire, located on Eucalyptus Court, that started around 12:30 p.m. Advertisement AdvertisementTags: fireFort Myers Beachiona mcgregor fire AdvertisementRescue crews said no one was inside when the fire started and the family was not home. No injuries were reported. Investigators are working to find out the cause of the fire that left the home heavily damaged inside and out. RELATEDTOPICS What led up to the Memorial Day shooting on Fort Myers Beach June 9, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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The Rise and Rise of Choi Hyong Rae

first_img Facebook Twitter By Kim So Yeol – 2012.04.11 5:22pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News AvatarKim So Yeol RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News The North Korean authorities have bestowed the rank of ‘Vice Marshal’ upon 62-year old Party secretary Choi Ryong Hae. The decision was taken jointly by the Central Military Committee and National Defense Commission on the 7th, according to a Chosun Central News Agency report yesterday. Hyun Cheol Hae, a member of the Party Central Committee and director of the National Defense Commission, was also bestowed with the same title.Choi, a close associate of Kim Jong Eun and Kim Jong Il before him, is the second son of 1st generation partisan and former Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Choi Hyun, the first person to back the succession of Kim Jong Il in the 1970s. He was handed a number of key positions at the 3rd Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference in September, 2010, becoming a Party Central Committee member, a candidate member of the Politburo of said Central Committee and a member of the Party Central Military Committee. He also became a military General.Therefore, and despite an insignificant military career, Choi has now gone to ‘General’ and then to ‘Vice Marshall’ in just a year and seven months. Sohn Gwang Joo, a research fellow with Gyeonggi Research Institute said of the move, “This reflects the absolute trust Kim Jong Eun places in Choi. His promotion to ‘Vice Marshall’ will allow him to exercise absolute influence over the army.”Choi has had the sort of privileged life afforded to the children of 1st generation revolutionaries. In his formative years, he attended the prestigious Mangyongdae Revolutionary School for the children of revolutionary heroes, before graduating in Political Science and Economics from Kim Il Sung University. In 1993, he was bestowed with the honorary title ‘Hero of the Republic’, and then became 1st secretary of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League. However, it hasn’t been a constant upward trajectory. As famine stalked through Pyongyang in the mid and late 90s, Choi gambled away the Youth League’s foreign currency earnings in the basement of Pyongyang Bowling Center, was caught and demoted to Party secretary for the Pyongyang water supply.One defector claims that if it hadn’t been for Choi Hyun’s role in the succession of Kim Jong Il, then Choi Ryong Hae would have been shot at this time, just like a number of other high profile figures have been down the years. Regardless, five years later in August, 2003, Choi returned, then became North Hwanghae Province Party secretary in 2006. Finally, after Kim Jong Il fell ill in 2008, he emerged alongside Lee Young Ho at the head of the succession enterprise.Elsewhere, in the process of reporting on an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of Choi Hyun’s passing, Kim Jeong Gak was introduced as Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, meaning that he has replaced former Minister Kim Young Chun. It is not clear why Kim Young Chun has been removed from the post, but he is 76 years old and therefore age and illness are likely to have played a part. News The Rise and Rise of Choi Hyong Raelast_img read more

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Bank of Canada points to stronger economy

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Bank of Canada is encouraged by a broadening of economic strength, which includes gains across 70% of industries, a top official said Monday, in what was widely seen as a “hawkish” speech from the country’s central bank. Senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said the gains are something Canada hasn’t seen since before the oil-price collapse nearly three years ago. Analysts said these and other comments suggest the central bank is beginning to assess when, not if, the bank might introduce its first rate increase in nearly seven years. OECD raises outlook for Canadian economic growth this year Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Related news Keywords Interest rates,  Economic forecastsCompanies Bank of Canada center_img Andy Blatchford Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May For nearly two years, the rate has been locked at the very low level of 0.5% as a way to help lift the economy. “As growth continues and, ideally, broadens further, (the bank’s) governing council will be assessing whether all the considerable monetary policy stimulus presently in place is still required,” Wilkins said in a speech delivered at the Asper School of Business in Winnipeg. “Just think about it, if you saw a stop light ahead, you would start letting up on the gas so that you could slow down smoothly. You don’t want to have to slam on the brakes at the last second. Monetary policy must also anticipate the road ahead.” But despite the bank’s brightening outlook, Wilkins underscored several lingering uncertainties that suggest it won’t be ready to raise its benchmark as early as its next scheduled announcement July 12. She pointed to unknowns surrounding U.S. economic policy and Canada’s recent below-target inflation readings, as well as employment weaknesses in wage growth and the number of hours worked. Experts noted Monday how the speech was filled with optimism about the economy’s trajectory. “The hawkish nature of the speech is the first acknowledgment from the bank that the next move is likely to be a hike,” Candian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Royce Mendes wrote in a research note to clients. Toronto-Dominion Bank senior economist Brian DePratto wrote: “Rather than signalling imminent action, today’s remarks are more likely to be aimed at preparing markets for eventual monetary tightening.” He added that TD is predicting the next rate hike in early 2018. Looking at the positives, Wilkins credited strength in consumer spending, the services sector and the housing markets for helping carry Canada over the last few years. She said Canada is now seeing an expansion of business investment, particularly in the energy sector, and “broadening” economic activity across the provinces as reasons for optimism. The economy’s sources of strength also come from a number of sources, she added. “What’s encouraging is that this growth is not being driven by just a few key industries,” Wilkins said. “More than 70% of industries have been expanding – and that’s a rate we haven’t seen since the oil-price shock. It’s the kind of diversity that helps support strong and sustained overall growth.” Following months of improving economic indicators, a growing number of analysts have been saying it’s increasingly difficult for the bank to find reasons to hold back from raising its trend-setting rate. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Mining stocks help boost TSX

first_img Related news upclose stock market arrows green and red piren/123RF S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Ian Bickis “That’s really what’s driving the metals space, it’s just the strong movement in copper that’s up over 2%,” said Anish Chopra, managing director at Portfolio Management Corp.Some cannabis stocks also saw a bump Wednesday as Aurora Cannabis Inc. climbed $1.08 or 12.4% and Aphria Inc. closed up 63¢ or 5.18%.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 61.68 points at 16,183.93 as the market saw broad gains outside of utilities and consumer staples.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 346.41 points at 25,146.39. The S&P 500 index ended up 23.55 points at 2,772.35 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 51.38 points at 7,689.24, hitting a record high for the third consecutive day.The Canadian dollar averaged US77.44¢, up 0.48 of a U.S. cent. The move came after Statistics Canada said the country’s merchandise trade deficit in April was halved to $1.9 billion compared with $3.9 billion in March. Economists had expected a deficit of $3.4 billion.The smaller-than-expected deficit came as exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April boosted by exports of metal and non-metallic mineral products, consumer goods and energy products. Meanwhile, imports fell 2.5% in April to $50.5 billion as imports of motor vehicles and parts and consumer goods fell.The trade data gave a short boost to the loonie but did little to sway the stock market, said Chopra.“When you look at some of the data out there, certainly the Canadian dollar has reacted positively to news the Canadian trade deficit shrunk, but when you look at market movement we’re pretty flat.”The July crude contract closed down US79¢ at US$64.73 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up US1¢ at US$2.90 per mmBTU.The August gold contract ended down US80¢ at US$1,301.40 an ounce and the July copper contract closed up US6¢ at US$3.26 a pound. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch Mining and healthcare stocks helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Wednesday along with U.S. markets, while the loonie gained ground following a smaller-than-expected trade deficit.The 2.63% climb in the S&P/TSX global base metals index came as the copper price once again rose on fears of a supply disruption. A labour dispute at the Escondida mine in Chile, the world’s largest copper mine, is driving concern and prices. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Of Tennis and Triumph: Two stories of positive perspectives

first_imgTennis coach and player become friends through shared experience of overcoming struggle VANCOUVER — Sanja was a child in a warzone. Yugoslavia, 1991. Jim was a man with a death sentence. Brain cancer, 2015. Today, they are overcomers, and today, the game of tennis unites them.Born in Croatia to an actor and a pharmacist, Sanja Lemes was about 9 years old and living in Yugoslavia when the Yugoslav Wars began. They would give way to the splitting of a nation as well as the Bosnian War and genocide.Sanja Lemes (center) talks to her tennis class at the Vancouver Tennis Center. The group has been together for over 10 years. Photo by Jacob GrannemanSanja Lemes (center) talks to her tennis class at the Vancouver Tennis Center. The group has been together for over 10 years. Photo by Jacob Granneman Her parents sent her to Germany. Her grandmother was there. She would be safe. When she left, now in Bosnia, she took with her only one thing: a tennis racket. “I think the funny thing about the war is you get used to things,” she said. “The bombings, the no food, you can’t get, you know, the newest Nikes. I think you just get used to that.” Jim Boyer settled in Vancouver decades ago. He raised a family, and fostered a community. His daughter introduced him to tennis in 2005. He liked the game. It was full of movement and friends.Jim joined a class of older tennis players at Vancouver Tennis Center (VTC). The group is still together after more than 10 years; they’re coach, a woman named Sanja Lemes. Jim Boyer (left) plays doubles tennis during a class night at the VTC. Boyer is one of 16 people in the U.S. to survive as a result of an experimental treatment for brain cancer. Photo by Jacob GrannemanJim Boyer (left) plays doubles tennis during a class night at the VTC. Boyer is one of 16 people in the U.S. to survive as a result of an experimental treatment for brain cancer. Photo by Jacob GrannemanOn Aug. 21, 2015, Jim had to put down his racket. He was told, “You have very aggressive Glioblastoma.” Brain cancer. He was given a rare chance. Jim would be one of 16 people, nationwide, to receive an experimental treatment.Unfortunately, 15 people in that group, succumbed to their cancer. One survived; Jim Boyer. He picked up his racket again. He’s still holding it. Positive and thankful.  “I’m the only one that had positive results. Everybody else had gone on and, and I’ve been so blessed that that mine went away,” he said. “Little by little, it went away and now my tumors gone, my cancer is gone. You never know when life will give you a turn. Tennis has just been a wonderful adventure, to do exercise and be motivated and be around people and have fun with people.”Sanja started playing tennis after deciding she liked the easy-going but still competitive atmosphere more than gymnastics. As a gymnast, she was the last Yugoslavian Champion under 12.  Some of her first memories of the game are playing against an outdoor wall near where she lived in Bosnia for 18 months after returning from her grandmother’s in Germany.“I had that wall and a tennis racket for my peace,” she said.“When we came to Germany, my uncle, he took me to a tennis club, and he’s like, ‘She has talent, but we have no means to provide for this sport,’” she said. “So there was a coach, and I think he was from Czech Republic, and he saw me hit a few balls and he’s like, ‘Yeah, we’ll take care of her.’ I don’t know what made him do that, but I felt like they thought I had some talent.”Images from the Yugoslav Wars of 1991 to 2001. Image from Wikipedia CommonsImages from the Yugoslav Wars of 1991 to 2001. Image from Wikipedia CommonsWhen her parents were able to bring the family to the United States, they settled in Washington. Her father had been watching “Sleepless in Seattle” just before his immigration interview. Once in the area, Sanja began playing tennis in earnest, as part of a team. Before long, she received her full-ride scholarship to the University of Portland. She would go on to excel in the program and play on a professional level, achieving the ultimate title of National Adult Mixed Champion. “That was awesome, because … tennis is kind of an individual sport, and I’m always a people person,” she said. “I’m always hard on myself, and, you know, I think that was a great experience at UP that I was able to learn to relax a little bit and take the pressure off myself a little bit being around a team.” After beating his cancer, Jim returned to the VTC and his family of players coached by Sanja. Now, just as before, he is the life of the party. He has even brought several friends into the sport through the class.The class is a closed group, and Sanja has lead them through the years, once and a while adding a new face. Many members, including Jim, have been with the group for so long, they are known to joking say, “Someone has to die to for a new person to get in this class!” Sanja Lemes talks with her student, including Jim Boyer, during a night of practice at the VTC. Photo by Jacob GrannemanSanja Lemes talks with her student, including Jim Boyer, during a night of practice at the VTC. Photo by Jacob GrannemanThe friendship now shared by Sanja and Jim is one of unique perspectives. Through each’s struggles, whether it be war or illness, they chose to remain positive and thankful. And they still do. “Don’t let challenges take you down. Look at the positive side,” Jim said. “Regardless what happens. I think sometimes when you go through turmoil like that, you have a different view, and it’s to be happy and be positive and be thankful for the things you have.”“Tennis has given me so much in life,” Sanja said. “I don’t think about my job being a job necessarily, because I get to, you know, play with Jim … And I get to spend my time teaching kids and adults and just, it’s putting smiles on their faces as well, which is kind of a nice thing.”Now the Head Pro at VTC, Sanja, along with Jim encourages everyone to come out and try tennis. “It’s a great workout,” they say, “a sport for many personalities.” A sport it is, but for Sanja Lemes and Jim Boyer tennis will always be much more, because with tennis came their triumph.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark Public Utilities board adopts 2020 Budget for electric, generating and water systems Next : Woodland High School’s PASS Team helps struggling first-year studentsAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. 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Somebody is selling a custom Dodge Challenger SRT Demon convertible

first_img The shop’s manager told Motor Authority that convertible-ing a Challenger is far from a ‘cut along the dotted line’ job, requiring a fair amount of added metal in the form of braces and supports to make up some of the structural rigidity and ensure the tire-shredding car doesn’t literally torque itself out of shape. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement ‹ Previous Next › The rear-wheel-drive car was converted by Florida’s Droptop Customs, which has famously cut the roof off of other Challengers, including two commissioned by former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, presumably so he could actually fit inside.  The Demon now sports a three-layer soft-top with manual latches and a heated rear window. The price for such a unique piece of American muscle: US$145,995 ($189,000). Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeConvertibleNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. What’s purple, topless and ready to run screaming around Florida? No, not Grimace on Spring Break, but good guess. I’m talking about this 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which has been custom-chopped down into a convertible and is now for sale online.The 840-horsepower drop-top was recently listed by Florida’s Cape Coral Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership with just 173 miles (278 km) on the odometer, and one of its salesmen told Motor Authority that it’s actually being sold on consignment for the second owner, a man who registered it in Indiana but now lives in Florida.  Trending in Canada See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

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