Serena through to Next Round

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Serena through to Next Round

first_imgRIO2016World No 1 women tennis star, American Serena Williams, progressed through the first round of the Rio Olympics tennis yesterday despite an error-strewn performance that was not helped by windy conditions that delayed play on most of the smaller tennis courts.Williams won 6-4 6-2 against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova, ranked 42 in the world, but she was far from her best.The 34-year-old grew increasingly frustrated as the match wore on but was rarely threatened by Gavrilova on centre court.A ripping wind delayed the start of most tennis matches on the second day, while even those playing on the more protected Centre Court fell foul to the conditions.“That was first time of my life that I play in (such) terrible conditions. The wind was so fast and the match become so ugly,” said Thomaz Bellucci, the top-ranked Brazilian who opened on centre court. “It was almost impossible.”Bellucci, ranked 55 in the world, scraped through into the second round after Germany’s Dustin Brown rolled his ankle and had to retire despite leading 6-4 4-5.Gusts of wind also caused havoc with fans as their plastic cups were sent flying and umbrellas at food tables had to be lowered in case they overturned.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Miami-Dade County School Board approves 2018-2019 school calendars

first_imgThe Miami-Dade County School Board approved the 2018-2019 School Calendars at its recent monthly meeting with a start date of August 20, 2018 for students.The Elementary and Secondary School Calendar includes 180 days of instruction for students and 196 days for teachers, with 10 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 180 days for students. The Adult/Vocational Education School Calendar includes 216 days of instruction for students and 234 days for teachers, with 12 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 216 days for students. The Juvenile Justice School Calendar includes 240 days of instruction for students and 257 days for teachers with, 11 teacher planning days and six legal holidays in addition to the 240 days for students. The School Calendars were jointly developed by the School Calendar Ad Hoc Committee comprised of representatives from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the United Teachers of Dade, and the Parent Teacher Association/Parent Teacher Student Association. For more information visit, www.dadeschools.net/calendarslast_img read more

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