HH mayor calls hotel fire a “major blow” to the community

first_imgHudson’s Hope mayor Lenore Harwood is calling the destruction of the Peace Glen Hotel by fire a “major blow” to the community. Harwood, who says she hasn’t yet spoken to the owners of the hotel, said the hotel’s pub was a major source of food, beverages and social connection. She added that in recent years, the owners of the hotel had worked hard to improve the pub through renovating the building and bringing in live performances.Harwood says for her, today’s fire recalls the devastation she felt the morning that the community’s Health Unit burned down in 1995.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=575|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e28d408837d959c747eb71bf35e4fb30-Harwood-1995_1_Pub.mp3] Witnesses say they began to see smoke rising from the roof of the pub’s kitchen area between 11am and noon today. Damage to the structure was severe.The hotel’s owners have not yet indicated whether they plan to rebuild.last_img read more

Fed chief says housing slump will be ‘significant drag’ on economy

first_img“However, it remains too early to assess the extent to which household and business spending will be affected by the weakness in housing and the tightening in credit conditions,” he added. Spending by businesses and individuals is an important ingredient to keeping the economic expansion – which began in late 2001 – from fizzling out. Developments affecting the job market and income growth also will be watched closely. “The labor market has shown some signs of cooling, but these are quite tentative so far, and real income is still growing at a solid pace,” Bernanke observed. The benefits of a mostly sturdy employment climate have helped cushion some of the negative effects that the housing slump, weaker home values and a credit crunch have had on consumers. Job creation rebounded in September, with employers boosting payrolls by 110,000, the most in four months. Wages grew solidly. The unemployment rate did creep up to 4.7 percent last month but that rate is still considered low by historical standards. On the inflation front, Bernanke noted that the prices of crude oil and other commodities have been rising and that the value of the dollar has weakened. Oil prices galloped to a record high of $86.13 a barrel Monday. Bernanke said the Fed will continue to monitor inflation developments carefully. Yet, with the limited information seen since the central bank’s September meeting, the inflation barometers “are consistent with continued moderate increases in consumer prices,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A deepening housing slump probably will be a “significant drag” on economic growth into next year and it will take time for Wall Street to fully recover from a painful credit crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Monday. Bernanke once again pledged to “act as needed” to help financial markets – which have suffered through several months of turbulence – function smoothly and to keep the economy and inflation on an even keel. “Conditions in financial markets have shown some improvement since the worst of the storm in mid-August, but a full recovery of market functioning is likely to take time, and we may well see some setbacks,” Bernanke said in a speech to the New York Economic Club. A copy of his remarks was made available in Washington. It was Bernanke’s most extensive assessment of the country’s current economic situation since the August turmoil unhinged Wall Street. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The ultimate implications of the credit crunch on the broader economy remain uncertain, the Fed chief said. Against that backdrop, Bernanke said the central bank will be closely watching the economy’s vital signs. He didn’t specifically commit to cutting rates again. Economists have mixed opinions on whether the Fed will lower interest rates at its next meeting, Oct. 30-31. To help cushion the economy from the ill effects of the credit crunch and housing slump, the Fed on Sept. 18 slashed a key short-term interest rate by one-half percentage point – to 4.75 percent. It marked the first rate cut in more than four years. It also reflected the most aggressive action taken by the Fed to curb fallout from the credit crisis, which intensified in August. Since that September meeting, the housing slump – the worst in 16 years – has gotten deeper, Bernanke said. “The further contraction in housing is likely to be a significant drag on growth in the current quarter and through early next year,” he said. last_img read more

Jailhouse crime

first_imgThe stomping death of inmate Chad Cochran – and seven other killings over the last two years – make clear that Los Angeles County jails remain unacceptably dangerous. Compounding the horror is that if suggestions from a 2004 study had been incorporated, Cochran’s death might have been prevented. Unlike prisons, jails are supposed to be short-term facilities, where inmates leave, if not rehabilitated, at least not more dangerous to society than when they entered. But insufficient oversight and inmate protection have the awful – and unconscionable – effect of only hardening criminals before sending them back onto the streets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DDTV: CNOC NA MARA SHORTLISTED IN BEST PLACE TO GO WILD IN IRELAND

first_imgThis video above, shows why the stunning scenery and spectacular rock climbing in one of the most remote places in Ireland, has been shortlisted as one of the best places to go wild in Ireland. The Irish Times has chosen five finalists in the Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland contest. The locations selected are, Clare Island, Co Mayo; the Erris region, Co Mayo; the Beara peninsula, Cos Cork and Kerry; the Donegal coast from Killybegs to Ardara; and the Fermanagh Lake-lands.The competition is a hunt for the best spots in the 32 counties to experience nature, from quiet paradises that offer escapes from the bustle of daily life, to dramatic locations that offer intense sports such as surfing and coasteering.The judges’ criteria include natural beauty, variety (places that offer a range of ways to experience nature) and novelty (places that were not well known).They are now visiting these locations, before naming one destination as the Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland, on Saturday, June 7th. Below are a review of the locations that have been shortlisted by the Irish Times.The Fermanagh LakelandsWhat the pitch said: submitted by Matt Maguire: “A fabulous river system spanning the length of the county.From water sports to great hotels and bars to enjoy on the riverside, along with amazing walks that take in the breathtaking scenery.”What The Irish Times says: “Nature has been allowed to flourish, and conservation work is focused on restoring the geo-park back to its natural state. This area is not only protected but provides a diverse landscape for people to climb mountains, explore bogs or take to the water.”The Donegal coast, Killybegs to Ardara What the pitch said: Several readers nominated this stretch of Donegal coast, or parts of it. Climber Iain Miller wrote about the view from the 100m-high sea stack, Cnoc na Mara: “It sits in one of the most remote and inaccessible locations in Ireland. Gaining the summit is like being reborn into a world where anything is possible.”What The Irish Times says: “Its remote nature is what makes it special. Slieve League [mountain and cliffs] itself is spectacular. It’s amazing that it hasn’t received more attention. If you like the outdoors and get the weather – bliss.”Clare Island, Co MayoWhat the pitch said: submitted by Tracie O’Leary: “You won’t find a better location to be in tune with mother nature and her elements. The island has the perfect natural features for almost every outdoor activity.”What The Irish Times says: “Barring the presence of electricity and motors, Clare Island has changed little in 100 years.Activity- oriented (from guided walks, to horse whispering, to snorkelling) and nature-friendly, it has all the qualities of a ‘wild’ destination but with amenities to suit all travellers.”Erris, Co MayoWhat the pitch said: the Erris region in northwest Mayo was the most nominated place in the competition.Deborah Reilly described Belmullet as “the west’s hidden gem, with a multitude of activities and adventures.With plummeting sea cliffs and imposing headlands sitting elegantly beside our white sandy beaches, it certainly is a little piece of heaven”.What The Irish Times says: “Erris is a glorious, wild, unspoilt and stunning little-known area.It’s almost totally undeveloped. We lost count of the gorgeous, isolated, dramatic beaches: beaches for families, for surfers; beaches where you can snorkel; and some where you could walk for miles.”Beara Peninsula, Cork and KerryWhat the pitch said: Marie Goggin wrote: “With magnificent mountains on one side and Bantry Bay on the other, the scenery is stunning.Whether you enjoy a peaceful kayak, a gentle hillwalk, a testing mountain climb, a fishing trip or a swim, the best things in life – and in Beara – are free.”What The Irish Times says: “The easy but significant transition from coastal amenities to complete wilderness is a great combination.The views from the mountains are some of the best in Ireland.”DDTV: CNOC NA MARA SHORTLISTED IN BEST PLACE TO GO WILD IN IRELAND was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Best PlacesCnoc Na MaraDDTVdonegalFeaturesIrish TimesnewsShortlistedlast_img read more

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Cranes overpower Burundi to put one foot into finals’ tournament

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruCHAN 2020Mustapha KizzaMuzamir MutyabatopUganda CranesViane Sekajugo Action between Burundi and Uganda on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CHAN 2020 Qualifiers – Second RoundBurundi 0-3 Uganda Intwari Stadium, BujumburaSaturday, 21-09-2019The Uganda Cranes took a gigantic step towards sealing qualification for the CHAN 2020 finals following a 3-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday.Abdallah Mubiru’s side who were playing the first leg of their second round qualifiers in Bujumbura cruised to victory thanks to goals from Viane Sekajugo, Muzamir Mutyaba and Mustapha Kizza.Sekajugo opmed the scoring on 12 minutes to set the tone for Uganda.Mutyaba made it 2-0 just under 20 minutes from time to compound the Cranes dominance.The flow of the game was a fine setting for left-back Mustapha Kizza to lash in the third off substitute Mike Mutyaba’s pass.The result almost see Uganda through to the finals’ tournament as they will still go through even with a 2-0 loss in the second leg which will be played on the 18th of October in Kampala.Uganda is attempting to reach the 5th consecutive CHAN tournament.However, they have never progressed past the group stages.Uganda Cranes XICharles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa (Captain), Nicholas Kasozi (Yusuf Ssozi), Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello (Bright Anukani), Shafiq Kagimu (Mike Mutyaba), Fahad Bayo, Vianney SsekajjugoUnused SubsJames Alitho (GK), Paul Patrick Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi and Dan Muzeyi SserunkumaComments last_img read more

A little adrenaline never hurt anyone — Klettersteig Schweifinen (GC2FX7P) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgEasy hikes don’t make for views this good! Photo by geocacher papounetGeocache Name:Klettersteig SchwefinenDifficulty/Terrain Rating:3.5/5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Clever containers and parks in your city that you never knew about are great, but sometimes you need that shot of adrenaline to really make your geocaching experience totally amazing. If you’re not 100% confident in your rock climbing or rappelling skills, a trip on a ‘via ferrata’ might be what you’re looking for. These route ascend mountain cliffs with the use of metal rungs and cables that have been bolted into the rock. Climbers use special gear to clip in to these in order to prevent serious falls. While somewhat uncommon in the United States, geocachers can find quite a few via ferrata routes throughout Europe.What geocachers are saying:“Thanks for placing the cache! Great place, fantastic view. The best part of the Klettersteig is the part C!” — AnnieSk“We have been on a holiday for teen days in Zermatt. We have found a lot of caches over 2000 meters. We have been on a lot of nice hikes and seen a lot of nice places. This trip was my favorite on our holiday.” — TSH98“Fantastic via ferrata climb i fine weather on our stay in Zermatt. Thanks for the new way of caching. Thanks for a fantastic cache.” — TeamHatlAndPhotos:On the way up! Photo by geocacher framesmasherAdrenaline = smiles. Photo by geocacher Die BerüchtigtenClimb to the top! Photo by geocacher Kuertu What gets your adrenaline pumping while geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img SharePrint RelatedT5 Klettersteig caching in AustriaSeptember 21, 2017In “Community”Phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Weekly Wrapup: World’s Most Influential Websites, Thanksgiving Apps, New AOL Branding, And More…

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Features#web#Weekly Wrap-ups In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we analyze a list of the most influential websites in the world, look back on the past decade of e-commerce, suggest a list of products that Twitter might like to acquire, review a collection of Thanksgiving web apps, and more. And as usual we check in on our two main channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs). Also read on for a special offer on our next premium report, which we’re releasing this Monday!The Weekly Wrapup is sponsored by SproutBox: richard macmanus Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Web TrendsThe Most Influential Websites in the World: Wikipedia #1, Twitter #4 With a BulletA year ago we profiled an oddly-named service called ://URLFAN, which we concluded was a good ‘Influence Index’ for the Web. ://URLFAN ranks websites by popularity, based on blog mentions. Unlike analytics services like Alexa or Compete, ://URLFAN doesn’t measure website traffic. It’s similar to Technorati, only ://URLFAN ranks all websites and not just blogs. So, which websites are currently ranked the most influential on the Web?Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: E-commerce In this post, we review the past decade of e-commerce and the key trends. Amazon.com and eBay have continued to dominate the online retail market in the United States. However advances in recommendations technology, together with the emergence of social media and mobile commerce, have combined to change the way e-commerce is transacted. In a follow-up post, we looked at current statistics for online retail.See also: Online Retail Thriving: 8% Growth Expected This Holiday SeasonWhat Apps Should Twitter Acquire? According to a statement made this week by Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone, the company is interested in acquiring more companies to expand upon their current core set of features. The ecosystem of Twitter applications has exploded and now includes hundreds if not thousands of apps powered by or integrated with Twitter’s service. But which of these apps deserve to become an official company offering?Firefox’s Plan to Kick the Login’s Butt Firefox gets distributed social networking and identity management. The good people who work on the revolutionary, open-sourced, and occasionally maligned browser have been hard at work on making cross-site navigation and portable IDs a solvable problem. A discrete button to the left of the URL that can tell users whether or not they are logged in to a particular site and allow them to log in without further navigation.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Enterprise 2.0: Study Shows Adoption is RealWhen you look at Enterprise 2.0, you can see the hype pretty clearly – but what is not so evident is how social computing efforts are faring within corporations and large organizations. That’s what’s striking about the report from the 2.0 Adoption Council. The group did a web survey of its 100 members, with 77 responding. That may seem like a small number to use for any quantifiable conclusion about the state of Enterprise 2.0. But the people who responded lead or help lead Enterprise 2.0 efforts at some of the largest organizations in the world.ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.Ommwriter: Be Alone with Your ThoughtsBetween Skype, chat, texts, push news notifications and three screens of scrolling feeds, it’s easy to get distracted while writing an email or post. If you’ve misspelled names, forgotten words or hit send prematurely on numerous occasions, then you probably just need to slow down. Rather than resorting to a life in the woods of hermit-like solitude, you could just take a few moments to think with Ommwriter. SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb Products5 Mobile Apps to Be Thankful For if You Are Flying This Thanksgiving Weekend Thanksgiving is generally a horrible day for air travel, but tradition and the sweet smell of Thanksgiving turkey still makes millions of Americans forget the potential horror of being stuck in an airport. If you are one of them, or even if you are just heading to the airport to pick somebody up, here are some mobile applications and web sites than can help you make your Thanksgiving travel less stressful. See also: How to Prepare Your iPhone for Black Friday and Top 10 Shopping Sites for Gadget, Gear and Geek GiftsLinkedIn Finally Opens Platform: The Good & Bad News Two years and a month after announcing that it would launch a more professional-looking developer platform than the wildly successful one at Facebook, this week LinkedIn finally opened up a series of application programming interfaces for other companies to build on top of. Make no mistake about it, though – there’s some good news and there’s some bad news.@BreakingNews: MSNBC.com Will Now Manage Twitter’s Most Popular Breaking News AccountBNO News, the news wire service famous for publishing breaking news stories through its @BreakingNews Twitter feed, announced that it plans to launch a new news wire service early next year. In order to focus on this project, the BNO team will hand over the management of the @BreakingNews feed to MSNBC.com. According to BNO News, MSNBC will provide 24/7 breaking news headlines via BNO’s Twitter feed. Is Bing Cashback Costing Users Money? Sometimes, Yes When Bing debuted a feature called Cashback, the product was intended to save users money while they shopped from online retailers. As we told you last month when discussing the program’s early successes, Cashback works by giving users a certain amount of money back every time they search for an item and then buy it from a participating store. But some users have found the opposite to be true.Poll: AOL Reveals New Branding, Love it or Loathe It? This week AOL revealed a sneak peek at a new branding campaign for their soon-to-be standalone content-focused business. The rebranding effort will officially launch on December 10th when AOL begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a separate company from Time Warner, its current owner. The new logos feature a lowercase “aol” on top of various colorful images that range from an orange goldfish to a green scribble. Are the new logos any good?SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Pre-Order Our New Premium Report, $100 DiscountOur newest report, The Real-Time Web and Its Future, is justdays away from launching! Pre-orders are still available at $100off the list price. We interviewed 50 companies, developers and executivesresponsible for the concepts, protocols, applications andinitiatives that make up the Real-Time Web. Based on theirinsights – and the insights of around 300 industry heavy-hittersand thought leaders at our Real-Time Web Summit last month – wehave developed an extensive, authoritative premium report. Take a sneak peek at the Table of Contents and this samplechapter, and pre-order your report now! On Monday, November 30,the cost of the report will rise by $100.last_img read more

Whale social network reveals surprising allies

first_imgWhen you spend your days battling giant squid, it’s good to have friends you can rely on. New research from the Caribbean suggests that female sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus, pictured) swim with favored companions and form long-term family allegiances. Sperm whales raise their young in communal family groups of about a dozen related females, but mapping out the giant animals’ social lives in much detail has been a challenge for scientists. The whales spend 60% of their lives hunting squid hundreds of meters below the waves, and researchers can watch them interact for only a few minutes at a time when they surface to breathe. But a new multiyear study has created the most detailed map yet of sperm whales’ social networks. Between 2005 and 2010, scientists followed nine whale families along the west coast of the Caribbean island of Dominica and mapped their social relationships by counting which females spent the most time together at the surface between dives. As expected, whales mostly preferred to relax with family members, but within families they played favorites, frequently swimming with the same sister, auntie, or aged granny, the researchers report online this week in Animal Behaviour. The network diagram also revealed three pairs of families that mingled frequently over the years to socialize and share babysitting duty. One of these pairs has been fraternizing since 1995, according to data from other researchers, suggesting that such allegiances can last more than a decade. These observations suggest sperm whale families may be similar to the matriarchal clans of elephants, which also form long-lasting family bonds, the researchers say. Further research may determine whether allied families are actually distant cousins and investigate whether whales use signature songs to find their best friends.last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: India face South Africa in do-or-die clash

first_imgDefending champions India will face a stern test when they take on top-ranked ODI side South Africa in a do-or-die virtual quarter-final clash of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval.India will head into their final Group B fixture against the Proteas knowing that a win or washout will put them in the semifinals, while a loss would eliminate the defending champions from the eight-team marquee event.AB de Villiers’s side, on the other hand, will be determined to break their winless streak against India in the tournament and seal a spot in the last-four.Going into the match, both India and South Africa hold two points each after registering comprehensive wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively in their opening clash.While India slumped to a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their second match, South Africa went down by 19 runs against Pakistan at the Edgbaston.Here are some important facts about the two sides:- The last seven completed matches between these sides have seen the winner alternate; the Proteas claiming victory in the last one (Mumbai, October 2015).- India have taken on South Africa three times previously in the Champions Trophy; winning all those encounters (2000, 2002 & 2013).- Whichever side goes wins this game will qualify for the semi-final stage.- If South Africa lose this match, it’ll be the 200th time they will have tasted defeat; nine sides have already reached the milestone in ODI cricket.- The Proteas come into this match having lost five of their last nine ODIs; however, winning 12 matches in succession immediately before this run.advertisement- India have only progressed from the group stage once across their last four appearances in the Champions Trophy; they did go on to win it on that occasion though (2013).- South Africa have alternated between going out in the group stages and semi-finals across their last five appearances in the Champions Trophy; they progressed to the final four in 2013.- Virat Kohli (India) has posted 50+ in two of his last three ODI innings against South Africa; recording knocks of 138 and 77.- Morne Morkel (currently 177) needs two more scalps to go 6th in the all-time list of South Africa ODI wicket-takers (leapfrogging Dale Steyn).- AB de Villiers (South Africa) has scored 1279 runs against India in this format of the game; at an average of 53.3.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh KarthikSouth Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo.last_img read more

Nick Kyrgios is better on court than behind mike, says Roger Federer

first_img Reuters MelbourneJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 15:32 IST Roger Federer was less impressed with Nick Kyrgios’s work behind the microphone (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer advanced to the fourth round with a comfortable win over Taylor Fritz in the Australian OpenFederer will play Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the quarter-finals”We need him to play first before commentating for the whatever 10-plus years,” Federer saidRoger Federer’s third round masterclass against American Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open on Friday drew gushing praise from bad boy of tennis Nick Kyrgios during a guest commentary gig for the host broadcaster.Federer, however, was less impressed with Kyrgios’s work behind the microphone for the Nine Network.Asked to comment on the Australian’s assessments, which included “Federer’s timing is scary good …. Oh, my goodness, butter, so smooth. He’s zoning at the moment” among other pearls, the double defending champion suggested that the 23-year-old, as an analyst, made a great tennis player.”Yeah, we need him to play first before commentating for the whatever 10-plus years,” Federer said with a smile after beating Fritz in straight sets at Rod Laver Arena.Federer:- Posts his 97th #AusOpen win- Reaches the 4R of a Slam for the 63rd time- He’s yet to drop a set…pic.twitter.com/9vj1XaJzsM#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019.@RafaelNadal approves of @rogerfederer’s 3R victory #AusOpen #Fedal pic.twitter.com/NhibCgRU3T#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019Former quarter-finalist Kyrgios was knocked out of the first round at Melbourne Park and signed off with a typically sour media conference, snapping at reporters and making sarcastic remarks.Once touted as a future Grand Slam champion, Kyrgios’s ranking has slumped to 52 amid struggles with injuries and is projected to fall further after the tournament.”He’s always good for a headline,” said Federer.”Look, I like Nick. I like the way he plays and all that. Yeah, I was happy to hear that he was in the commentary booth.advertisement”He’s got a bit of time, sticks around, shows he’s passionate about the game. That’s what we need to see.”But we wish he was on the court rather than a commentary booth. But I hope he did a good job.”What does @rogerfederer think about @NickKyrgios trying his hand at commentating?#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/BIZ79uLBh1#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019Was it Leo or Lenny @rogerfederer?We have an answer! #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/XY3zOT9O4h#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019Federer will play Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the quarter-finals.”I’m still giving them a hard time sometimes.”Understatement @rogerfederer! #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/wGJFbgWopd#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019peRFection.Federer is into his SIXTEENTH #AusOpen 4R, def. Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2 in 1 hour 28 minutes.#GameSetMatch pic.twitter.com/WXYOLC68nE#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Australian Open Next Nick Kyrgios is better on court than behind mike, says Roger FedererNick Kyrgios, who was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open, was a guest commentator for the host broacaster during Roger Federer’s third round match against Taylor Fritz.advertisementlast_img read more