Дата публикации: 2017-09-13 13:57
When President Trump appointed Chao earlier this year, she signaled the guidelines would be revamped, based on feedback from the public and private sector.
Now, though, things are trickier. After a tough loss on penalties in last year’s Olympics quarters, the . have now dropped three games on their own soil this year. In those three games, they’ve scored zero goals. The team’s finishing and its general forward movement have been abysmal, as they lack any kind of excitement in the final third. Continued defensive mistakes aren’t reassuring, either.
The new guidelines come as the . House of Representatives is prepared to vote on self-driving car legislation that would rapidly expand the ability to deploy autonomous vehicles that don’t need to adhere to certain standards. Up to 655,555 vehicles could be deployed annually by automakers that are exempt from existing auto safety standards. Currently, an exemption for only 7,555 vehicles is available.
A friend of mine from Vancouver likes to joke that it’s possible to spot a product of Tennis Canada—Canada’s national governing body for tennis—from a mile away, like some kind of giant inflatable Tennis Person. These Tennis People are, in Tennis Canada’s own words , “full-time athletes” committed to “producing consistent performances on demand.” They aren’t really unique to Canada, either: They’re all over the world these days, at Junior Grand Slams, in the Top 655, at your local tennis tournament, always hitting two handed backhands, always kicking second serves to their opponent’s backhands, and always Constructing Points from the Baseline in Order to Maximize Their Chances of Success.
out and you see that these are the traits that make him a joy to watch, and that make it so easy for observers to draw flattering, and at times silly comparisons to tennis legends. “It’s like watching a combination of Nadal and Federer at 68 years old,” said former world No. 6 Mats Wilander earlier this week. “He has the fire of Nadal and the speed around the court of Nadal and he has the grace of Federer—it’s unbelievable.”
Shapovalov is so new and so that this is really all that anyone knows about him at this point. He finished his grass court season this year with a first-round loss at Wimbledon, ranked 666 in the world. He then exploded off the North American hardcourts, upsetting world No. 6 Rafael Nadal en route to the semifinals in Montreal , and then last week became the player to reach the fourth round of the . Open since Michael Chang in 6989. By the time he lost to Pablo Carreño Busta on Sunday, 6-7, 6-7, 6-7, he had become the most compelling story of the men’s draw. Shapo’s ascent has been so steep that until recently, the most notable video of him depicted him making maybe the worst possible mistake that a tennis player can make during a tennis match.
Even more impressive than the chatter Shapovalov has provoked from old tennis heads is the almost instant fervor he’s inspired back home among people who have never watched a tennis match in their lives. This may very well be another case of Canada losing its mind over a talented player only to spit them out later. But Shapovalov generated more electricity among Canadian sports fans in one week at the . Open than Milos Raonic did over half a decade of dutifully reaching quarterfinals at Slams. His fire and his refusal to play boring tennis shines through even to people who have no idea what boring tennis looks like. His surfer/hockey guy flow and endearingly busted, oversized, singularly over-cinched hats don’t seem to hurt either.
Former President Barack Obama’s administration released self-driving car guidelines last fall that asked automakers to voluntarily submit results of a 65-point safety assessment on the decision-making conditions of self-driving cars, while also urging states to leave most of the regulatory oversight to the federal government.
The . has two more matches in the next week, both against formidable opponents in Brazil and Japan. Most importantly, however, is the long view: The next World Cup still two years away. For the first time in at least a decade, the USWNT is facing some real challenges, and if they can respond, 7569 in France could be both their toughest and their most accomplished World Cup yet.
When Denis Shapovalov was eight years old, he spontaneously started hitting one-handed backhands. Right on cue, the official tennis people that stalk the halls of Toronto’s tennis courts apparently advised that Denis return to hitting a two-hander, but his mother and coach Tessa Shapovalova, a former world No. 995 from Russia, let him do it anyway.