Danielle Collins has reached her first grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open and will take on two-times major champion Petra Kvitova for a place in Saturday's final. Who is the American and how has she progressed to this point? The college background At 25-years-old, you might wonder why world No 35 Collins has only now made her breakthrough at a grand slam. The right-hander turned professional in 2016 after graduating from the University of Virginia at 22 with a degree in media studies and a master's degree in business. Collins took the viewpoint that if tennis didn't work out, she needed a backup plan. Even after winning her first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) singles title in 2014, Collins could not be persuaded to side-step her studies and pursue tennis full-time. "It costs over $50,000 to go to UVA," she once said. "And I was really happy being on a team, being in the classroom." She even declined a cheque of $35,000 for a … [Read more...] about Who is Danielle Collins, the fearless American through to Australian Open semi-finals?
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Promoting his new film, “Glass,” M. Night Shyamalan appeared on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night. Colbert welcomed the director and right off the bat asked him how he happened upon James McAvoy for the role in "Split" and "Glass." Shyamalan discussed his belief about the “universe” and says, “I have a theory about the way things work. The more specific we think about things the more things come back to you. “And so when you’re writing you’re hyper specific…You’re thinking about this specific person. Who could possibly play this part?” But he adds what he describes as the right thing happening at the right time. He met McAvoy randomly at Comic Con, and it all just came together. “He’s the only human being out of 7 billion people that could have played this part.” Colbert leads into his Philadelphia heritage, and when mentioning that he still lives in Philly, … [Read more...] about M. Night Shyamalan talks living the American dream in Philly
The brother of 33-year-old police officer Ronil Singh, who was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien gang member, says the United States must “put a stop” to illegal immigration to prevent other families from having to suffer the loss a loved one. The day after Christmas, Singh pulled Gustavo Perez Arriaga over on suspicion of drunk driving. That’s when police say the illegal alien shot Singh. Over his police radio, Singh called out “shots fired,” and as police arrived at the scene of the traffic stop, they found the officer with a gunshot wound.Singh was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died, leaving behind his wife Anamika, their newborn five-month-old son, and the mourning Newman, California community. Perez Arriaga was arrested in December 2018 for the killing of Singh — a legal immigrant from Fiji — but was officially charged with the … [Read more...] about Watch–Brother of Officer Allegedly Murdered by Illegal Alien: ‘This Was Preventable’
Kearns • She just doesn’t know how Miley Cyrus does it. That’s her go-to analogy, because after all, she’s just 18. It’s how she explains going from being just another giddy teenager to someone strangers on the street stopped to talk to or took pictures of. When you become a face of Olympic news coverage, this is what follows. Instant fame. Instant reality. That became Maame Biney’s life. “I didn’t know how to deal with that,” she said. She’s learning. It takes time, because now, closing in on a year since she burst onto the international scene as the bubbly American short-track speedskater who also became first African-American woman to ever skate for Team USA at an Olympics, this how it is. And it’s how it’s going to be. Because she wants to keep going, she wants to push harder this next cycle, and wants to show up in Beijing in 2022 with more than just her noted smile and uncontrollable laugh. This … [Read more...] about Maame Biney, the first African-American woman to skate for Team USA at an Olympics in 2018, is just getting started
Calvin Woodward, Laurie Kellman and Ashraf Khalil Associated Press Published 12:30 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 Washington – George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral and a fourth – George W. Bush – eulogized his dad. The congregation, filled with foreign leaders and diplomats, Americans of high office and others touched by Bush’s life, rose for the arrival of the casket, accompanied by clergy of faiths from around the world. In their row together, President Donald Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton stood with their spouses and all placed their hands over their hearts. Bush was “the last great-soldier statesman,” historian Jon Meacham said in his eulogy, “our shield” in dangerous … [Read more...] about Watch live: Bush celebrated with praise, humor