The 34-game winning streak of Serena Williams ended after the top seed, defending champion, and world No. 1 lost at Wimbledon today.German player Sabine Lisicki got an early lead on Williams and survived a late surge of an eight-game drought to defeat Williams in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.Williams won 34 consecutive tennis matches before being knocked out by Lisicki, who equaled Serena Williams’ power and capitalized on the former champion’s mistakes.
Two members of the “UDH” drug organization have been sentenced to 10 years in prison each for their roles in distributing crack cocaine and heroin in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.Tony Johnson, also known as “Tony Mack,” 27, and Russell Lumpkins, 25, were sentenced to 10 years with five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack and heroin, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announced Oct. 31. A third member of the UDH group, Delano Johnson, 37, pleaded guilty to the same charges on Oct. 30; his sentencing is set for Feb. 6.According to their plea agreements, the three men were longtime drug dealers in Cherry Hill as part of the “UDH” organization, which stands for “Up da Hill,” Rosenstein said in a release announcing the sentences. The crime group was also responsible for various robberies, homicides, and non-fatal shootings in that area, he added. UDH has engaged in feuds with members of two other criminal organizations, “Coppin Court” and “Little Spelman”.As members of UDH, Rosenstein said each of the trio distributed more than 280 grams of crack, while Lumpkins and Delano Johnson also dealt more than a kilogram of heroin.
Competition Bureau clears WestJet and Delta’s transborder joint venture CALGARY — WestJet and Delta Air Lines are one step closer to cementing a transborder joint venture that will expand their codesharing and expand their networks with more frequencies and destinations.The proposed venture has received clearance under Canada’s Competition Act from the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB). The CCB issued a no-action letter confirming that it does not intend to challenge the agreement.“Today’s clearance by the CCB is an important step towards satisfying the conditions necessary to implement the proposed WestJet-Delta transborder joint venture,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We thank the CCB for its timely and thorough review. The joint venture will lead to more consumer choice, connectivity, and economic benefits on both sides of the border by growing U.S.-Canada business and tourism travel.”The proposed joint venture between the two airlines is still subject to regulatory approval from the Department of Transportation in the United States.Upon receipt of all regulatory clearances, the venture will allow the two carriers to deepen their existing partnership with expanded codesharing, reciprocal elite frequent flyer benefits, optimized growth across the U.S.-Canada transborder networks, and co-location at key hubs.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe partners will also begin implementing joint sales and marketing activities. Tags: Delta Air Lines, WestJet Share Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, June 27, 2019