(Zac Al-Khateeb/Sporting News) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7e/ca/damn-serena_hvxq1edpyfkk1436j36ulmyjp.png?t=-337490525&w=500&quality=80 Of course, when it became official, celebrities and fans both went to Twitter to react to the final match — not only congratulate Halep, but also to express the disbelief in which she beat Williams.MORE: Final results on the Women’s Wimbledon singles matchThe way in which Williams lost was so unbelievable that “Damn Serena” even briefly started trending on Twitter. Tennis great Billie Jean King praised Halep on her dominant performance throughout the match. Congratulations to @Simona_Halep on a tremendous win. One of the most perfectly executed matches I’ve ever seen. She’s Romania’s first-ever singles champion! Incredible tennis. 🎾#Wimbledon— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 13, 2019Judy Murray went back in time to show how far Halep has come in her career, earning her second Grand Slam title. From ⬇️ to ⬇️ @Simona_Halep ♥️ pic.twitter.com/xgPy2i1Jym— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 13, 2019Some people were quick to jump on a recent poll in which one of eight men thought they could earn a point against Williams.For the record I feel confident that I could beat Serena Williams 1v1 in Mario Tennis Aces as long as I got to use King Boo— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) July 13, 2019″Damn, Serena” is currently trending and now 10/10 British men feel like they could return a serve from Serena Williams pic.twitter.com/cvN5vtmm00— Aware Black Woman ✊🏿🍎 (@1AwareBlkWmn) July 13, 2019Many viewers hated to see Williams fall short of 24 yet again. She has lost three straight Grand Slam titles, and this latest loss has to hurt.Watching Serena get cooked is breaking my heart.— Kazeem Famuyide 🍎 (@RealLifeKaz) July 13, 2019Maybe God is saving Serena’s throne for US Open.— Astasia Williams (@AstasiaWill) July 13, 2019Serena teamed up with Andy Murray and his loser ways rubbed off on her— Zito (@_Zeets) July 13, 2019Seeing some folks saying Serena might think about retiring. She’s made three Grand Slam finals in the last year — that’d be a career best for most players. The greats get to play as long as they want, especially when they are still in the hunt for titles.— Jane McManus (@janesports) July 13, 2019Despite all the talk, negative or positive, Serena still shows class-act mentality even with the loss. Serena Williams, gracious in defeat, and still a 7-time Wimbledon champion. 🎾 🎾 🎾 🎾 🎾 🎾 🎾pic.twitter.com/k77a8ye5eF— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 13, 2019 Serena Williams has been chasing the No. 24 for more than two years now. She hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since the 2017 Australian Open and her pursuit for that milestone continues. That chase was put on hold again on Saturday when Simona Halep routed Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final in 56 minutes winning 6-2, 6-2. In so doing, Halep improved her record to 9-2 in favor of Williams and became Romania’s first ever Wimbledon singles champion.
Participants of the EU-FLEGT workshopThe United Kingdom has once again thrown its support behind the Natural Resources Ministry, signalling its commitment to the sustainability of the forestry sector and the management of its resources.The commitment was given on Wednesday, at the opening of a three-day Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) workshop at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana, Ron Rimmer said the UK was very much concerned about actions that led to forest degradation and has been working with Guyana on this, seeking out ways to help curb the growing incidence.“The UK continues to be committed to help the country reinforce their forest governance and carrying out responsible trade and the FLEGT approach is the heart of such a commitment,” he said.Government, in 2012, entered into a formal process of negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union under the auspices of the latter’s FLEGT Action Plan, which was developed in response to the problem of illegal logging and trade in associated timber products in many nations across the globe.Commissioner of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), James Singh reminded the workshop that over 85 per cent of Guyana’s land mass was covered in tropical forest, which supported the livelihood of Indigenous Guyanese and others who depend on logging and mining activities for their livelihood.The Georgetown FLEGT seminar is the second such event held in Guyana and is organised by the National Technical Working Group and the FLEGT Facilitation Support Office in collaboration with the GFC and the Iwokrama International Centre with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation, European Forestry Institute, European Commission, UK Department for International Development (DFID), Amerindian Peoples Association and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).The Guyanese National Technical Working Group (NTWG) has since spearheaded widespread consultations with Government agencies, civil society and Private Sector stakeholders throughout the country.