Djokovic gives no choice to Raonic and will face Federer

first_imgWith nice ease and sensations diametrically opposed to those who Roger Federer had in his match in opposition to Tennys Sandgren, Novak Djokovic bought rid with out too many issues of Milos Raonic (7-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (1) in 2h: 49 ) and will face the Swiss on Friday within the semifinals of the Australian Open. Djokovic, who has solely misplaced a set to date within the match (within the first spherical in opposition to Struff), made a affected person recreation and overcame the Canadian punch, who positioned 18 aces.Outcomes of the lads’s staff of the Australian Open. (ADVANCE)last_img

Bolt supports JN Foundation’s Heroes in Action 5K

first_imgThe inaugural Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action 5K Run/Walk, which will be staged on Sunday, October 18, starting from the Falmouth Pier, Trelawny, has received an official endorsement from the parish’s most famous son, 100 and 200 metres sprint world record holder, Usain Bolt. Earl Jarrett, chairman of the JN Foundation and general manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), says the event is being held as part of the 141st anniversary celebration of Jamaica National and illustrates a continued commitment to rural development by the organisation. “Our choice of Falmouth as the backdrop of our first 5K event is significant as the town’s place as a historic capital in Jamaica “has been solidified by the fact that it had piped water before New York City and still stands as one of the Caribbean’s most well preserved Georgian styled towns, with its rich architectural detail.” The event, which is targeted to raise funds for the Granville Place of Safety for girls, located in Garrick Foyle, Trelawny will contribute to the construction of a building, which will house a classroom, a media library and sewing room. Jarrett acknowledged that the endorsement of the event by Bolt and the Usain Bolt Foundation is a positive indicator of the constructive impact that the event is expected to have, “not only on the lives of the residents of the Granville; but, also in the town of Falmouth and the parish of Trelawny.” “Usain has championed the pursuit of excellence throughout his dynamic, world class track and field career; and, has demonstrated his willingness not only to be a positive role model; but, also, to give back to his community in meaningful ways. We are, therefore, pleased that he has chosen to partner with the Foundation in the 5k event in Trelawny,” he said. For his part, Usain Bolt said “I am always happy to be a part of any positive venture that gives back to my parish. I know the people of not only Trelawny; but, the entire Jamaica will come out and support the 5K.” significant locationlast_img read more

Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Barcelona’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during the Champions League group D soccer match between Olympiakos and Barcelona at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium at Piraeus port, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)MADRID — The company that manages Lionel Messi’s image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper.The money was awarded to Messi for an article the La Razon newspaper published implying that the player was doping.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thompson’s injury another blow for struggling Cavaliers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The company says Messi will continue to defend himself from accusations and insinuations against his honor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smoglast_img read more

One on the road

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Archers rip Generals by 32; Blazers also win big P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arnett Moultrie showed why he was coach Yeng Guiao’s first-choice import while Alex Mallari came up clutch for the Road Warriors, who opened the tournament with three straight losses despite coming off a relatively successful Philippine Cup stint.“Our goal was to get a W and from here, we will take it one game at a time,” said Moultrie, quite aware that another defeat could accelerate their trip toward the exit.Only eight out of the 12 ballclubs will progress to the playoffs after the single-round tournament and four losses pushes a team to the edge of elimination.Moultrie had an all-around performance of 37 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists.“We just have to be patient and focus at the task at hand,” Moultrie said. “I did a good job, but imports normally cancel each other out. My teammates were important in carving out this win.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES BIÑAN—The wait for a first win is over for Barangay Ginebra and NLEX, which both needed victories to check their slide.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The crowd-favorite Kings, with help from Kevin Ferrer off the bench, peeled away in the second quarter and whipped Blackwater, 105-91, Friday night in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Alonte Sports Arena here.The former UST Growling Tiger came off the bench and went on a 5-of-9 barrage from three to finish with 21 points, five rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFerrer’s hot-shooting fueled a 32-point second quarter for Barangay Ginebra, which built a 64-41 lead at the break that it never relinquished.NLEX also had a sizzling start, building an early 19-point lead, but the Road Warriors needed a strong finish in overtime before holding off a stubborn Phoenix side, 120-115, in the earlier game. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Among those teammates was Mallari, who knocked in five of his 13 points in the extra period for NLEX. JR Quiñahan chipped in 16 points, nailing all three attempts from beyond the arc as NLEX connected on 13 triples, three in overtime.“We needed this win badly,” Guiao said. “It’s like we’re starting to learn how to win again. We felt like we forgot how to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Liberia Fistula Project Team Leader Praises Zonta, UNFPA for Support, As Zonta VP Raps…

first_imgThe team leader of the Liberia Fistula Project (LFP), Dr. John S. Mulbah, has praised Zonta International and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for their immense support to the LFP.Dr. Mulbah, who is also the lead surgeon on the project, spoke with journalists over the weekend at the UNFPA-Liberia Offices on Mamba Point.He stated that with support from Zonta through UNFPA, the team has been able to fix the fistula problems of more than a thousand girls and women from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Côte d’Ivoire.He said Liberian women and girls fixed amounted to at least 92 percent, three percent Ivorians and rest Guineans and Sierra Leoneans.Dr. John Mulbah further stated that Zonta’s is helping to transform the lives of many women and girls within and outside Liberia.He, however, stressed that it was too early to celebrate the gains that have so far been made in trying to eradicate fistula from Liberia.Among other things, Dr. Mulbah said the 11 fistula projects around the country still needed more support from Zonta International so as to do all they can to end fistula in Liberia.He used to occasion to call on the government to augment its support toward the program, which is said is restoring the hope of women and girls, who were once ostracized by their community and loved ones.Speaking earlier, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Liberia Ms. Ratidzai Ndhlovu said the main cause of fistula among women and girls in Liberia is teenage pregnancy.Ms. Ndhlovu stated that child marriage was one of the issues that lead women and girls to end up with fistula and that her organization—UNFPA wants to broaden its fistula program, which would include integrating it with preventive methods.”Child marriage, it is because of these issues that we end up with a fistula, because they are too young to be pregnant,” the UNFPA boss emphasized.She stated that as they integrate the preventive method in their fistula program they intend on concentrating on adolescent pregnancy, “because that is where the whole problem comes from.”The United Nations Senior Staff said by integrating family planning into the program, it will lessen the burden on the only doctor performing the surgery in Liberia.She used the occasion to thank the visiting Zonta delegation. “I must say, I’m so impressed that Sonia, you were ready to go out into the fields and go up and down the rugged roads, and be able to see for yourself what is on the ground.”Ms. Ndhlovu further intoned that the one cannot measure the success of any program by only reading the document. “You have to go out and talk to the survivors; talk to them, listen to their stories, see the changes in their lives. I want to say a big thank you to Zonta International for the support you have been giving to this program.””Your support has touched the lives of many women and girls in this country and we appreciate it and I’m sure that the government of Liberia appreciates this support.”She also thank Dr. John Mulbah and others on the Liberia Fistula Project Team for their dedication on the team; adding: “You don’t work for remuneration, you work for the satisfaction of saving lives and giving dignity to these girls and women.”Also speaking earlier, Zonta’s vice president, Ms. Sonja Honig Schough told the audience that she was impressed with the level of care given fistula patients in Liberia. She said the level of attention given to women with the condition is “remarkable.”Recounting her experience Ms. Schough said: “I have met several survivors; I would say many survivors more than I had expected to see. I have had a wonderful experience. I have had the possibility to see the three centers of excellence for fistula care.”She said it was very expedient that she came to Liberia to experience firsthand some of the challenges that are being faced in Liberia.Ms. School who was visiting Liberia for the first time said her organization Zonta International is an international organization with a membership of about 3000 women, who mainly support the cause of women worldwide.”It is all these members that are donating to the fistula project as most of them are women, it is very easy to understand these problems, even if we don’t have them in Europe or in the U.S. to a very big extent,” she said.The Zonta VP expressed her excitement the level of work she was able to see around the country.  She told news men and woman that she was convinced that the organization’s funding is being put to the right use and she pledged more support to the fight against fistula.”I saw the centers of excellence and I saw the rehabilitation center and I saw the enthusiasm and the professionalism of all the staff involved,” she said.The Zonta VP, who visited the Phebe and Liberia Government Hospitals in Bong and Bomi Counties, said she was very pleased with this visit. “I have seen more than I’ve expected. It has been a very organized trip with programs all the time, which I really like.”UNFPA Liberia Representative thanked Zonta International for the level of support given to the UN organization to fight fistula worldwide.Zonta International is an international service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women.The first Zonta Club was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1919 by a group of business women and was organized along the lines of the Rotary Club, with one woman from each business classification admitted to the local club and all members required to give 60% of their time to the work under which they are classified.What Is Fistula?As defined by Dr. Mulbah: “Fistula is the wrong communication between two or more organs that will lead to the leakage of fluid; usually it is urine commonly called pepe or it is feces, commonly called pupu.”He stated that if the communication is between the bladder and the vagina, it leads to vesico-vagina fistula or the pepe sickness because it is urine that is involved.“It the communication is between the rectum and the vagina, it leads to what is called recto-vagina fistula.Fistula can cause involuntary passage of urine and feces by its sufferers.  A woman with fistula can feel the urge to urinate or toilet. Both just come out anywhere at any time, leaving the woman very embarrassed and shame. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana delegation makes strong case for lifting of greenheart import restrictions in the UK

first_imgThe Guyana delegation in the United Kingdom (UK) has made Guyana’s case for the lifting of the greenheart import ban which was placed by UK Environment Agency (EA) in 2015.Guyana Delegation among representatives of the UK Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsThe delegation which included Guyana Forestry Commission’s (GFC) Chairman of the Board, Joslyn Dow; EU-FLEGT Secretariat Head, Kenny David; GFC Deputy Commissioner, Andrew Mendez, of McVantahe Inc; among others, made a combined presentation to Andy Powell of the UK EA and Clare Marsden of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).The presentation focused on the many accomplishments of Guyana when it comes to sustainable forest practices, and the key impacts the restrictions have had on the industry and the country as a whole. It also focused on the current code of practice and the maintenance of Guyana’s biodiversity.From the presentation the delegation then sought clarification from the EA and DEFRA representatives on whether or not the FLEGT certification which will be given to Guyana in about five-six years, will be accepted for Category B timber since the UK only accepts Category A FSC 100 per cent Greenheart from Iwokrama as of 2016.They also challenged the UK EA’s stance on offering support to the country in getting FSC certification since only this is accepted but is costly. Further, they asked what can be done between now and the time FLEGT certification starts to restore trade between the two countries.From the presentation, the EA and DEFRA representatives clarified that they did not consider the restrictions a ban; though conceding that standards had acted as a barrier to imports. They also shared that more needs to be done in terms of awareness and thus far, they have met with some of their suppliers to clarify their position on this.Overall, the UK EA was very impressed by the presentation and noted that the information was very useful in clarifying the negative perception of timber from Guyana’s forests. Guyana will now have to await feedback from the UK EA on moving forward as they consult superiors and make recommendations.The greenheart restrictions were introduced by the EA in the UK in 2015. Then it was claimed that proof of sustainable sourcing of the forest product was inadequate, and this has since resulted in a drastic decrease in export of the product to the UK. In December 2016 the EA relaxed the restrictions on greenheart, but only began to accept Category A FSC 100 per cent Greenheart from Iwokrama.The Guyana delegation is confident that this direct engagement will lead to greater relaxation of the restrictions and lead to increased access to the United Kingdom market for producers and exporters of greenheart forest producers.last_img read more

Possible strike looms for Quality Inn workers in Fort St. John

first_imgWorkers are looking for a wage increase, alone with health care benefits and pension improvements for all hotel workers. Staff are also hoping to reduce in room attendant workloads and disclosure on gratuities from banquets.Aside from the local Quality Inn, hotels in other cities involved in the vote include Richmond, Harrison, Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, Abbottsford, Nanaimo, Victoria, Campbell River, Kamloops, and others.There is no word as of now as to when a possible strike may take place.- Advertisement –last_img

Suso, Higuain on target as Milan get back to winning ways

first_img0Shares0000AC Milan midfielder Suso (C) celebrates with Lucas Biglia (R) and Gonzalo Higuain (L) after hitting the winner in a 3-2 victory over Sampdoria. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOROME, Italy, Oct 28 – Gonzalo Higuain hit a crucial equaliser and Suso fired a second-half winner as AC Milan got back on track in Serie A with a 3-2 home win over Sampdoria Sunday.Coach Gennaro Gattuso was under intense pressure after a last-gasp derby loss to Inter last week was compounded by a 2-1 defeat by Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday. But the former Rangers and Milan midfielder has won respite, for the moment at least, after a fourth league win in nine outings left Milan fifth, albeit 13 points adrift of leaders and champions Juventus.Milan looked to be under the cosh when Sampdoria took a 2-1 lead through Fabio Quagliarella on 31 minutes after Riccardo Saponara had levelled Patrick Cutrone’s 17th-minute opener for the San Siro giants.But Higuain responded on 36 minutes and, amid a second half that saw few real chances, Spanish forward Suso provided an impressive winner.After the pain of last week’s setbacks Milan’s fans were hoping for a turnaround and were given reason to cheer when Cutrone pounced on Suso’s cross on 17 minutes to head past Emil Audero.But less than a quarter of an hour later, the San Siro was stunned into silence when Quagliarella first set up Saponara for a 21st-minute leveller before firing Marco Giampaolo’s visitors into the lead.Argentina striker Higuain came to the rescue with a 36th-minute equaliser that followed a neat one-two with Cutrone and justified Gattuso’s decision to deploy a 4-4-2 formation.A superb left-footed strike from Suso saw Milan back in front in the 62nd minute and it proved enough to secure all three points.Later Sunday, Napoli look to maintain their challenge to Juventus when they host Roma, who sit ninth, at the Stadio San Paolo.Juventus lead their southern rivals by seven points after securing a ninth league victory from 10 games on Saturday when Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice, once from the penalty spot, in a 2-1 win at Empoli.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Star Committee is now seeking nominations for the 37th awards ceremony which takes in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 25th.Nominations must be submitted by the deadline date of Friday, November 23rd and can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to info@donegalsportsstarawards.ie or by completing a simple nomination form which can downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Please note that the Hall of Fame winner has already been selected by the adjudicating committee so no nominations are required in this category. For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie  NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: November 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSNOMINATIONSlast_img read more

Gagnon flies high on Action circuit

first_img “I always treat my runs as my last one,” Gagnon said. “I try to skate like it’s the last time. It makes you motivated. It makes you try and skate great.” The Carlsbad resident has been very close to skating great this summer. This has been, arguably, the best three months of his career. It started with a win in an LG Action Sports Tour in Munich in late June and continued with a second-place finish in the Gravity Games in Philadelphia. In July, he placed second at the Dew Tour stop in Denver. Then he really turned on the heat. Gagnon won three medals at the X Games — gold in vert, bronze in Big Air and silver in best trick. He was the only skateboarder to medal in all three disciplines. It was the second straight year he did it, having won silver in all three disciplines in 2004. A month later, he was the winner of the Dew event in San Jose. Last week, he won the LG Action Sports USA Championships competition at Fairplex Park. “I’ve been feeling good,” Gagnon said. “I’ve been very happy with my season. I prepared well and I haven’t been hurt. I have been skating better.” But skating his best doesn’t mean a medal will be hanging from his neck at the competition’s conclusion. “Everyone’s trying to be original and the judges make what they want on that,” he said of scoring. “It’s really subjective. You never know what to expect from the judges. Well, you sort of know, but when it’s close, I’m like, I don’t see myself skating. So I’m doing my stuff and I’m hoping it’s going to get me up there (on the podium). “I wouldn’t want to be a judge, that’s for sure. It’s kind of hard for them to judge us. Everyone has a different style. You have to go with who is really taking chances and not holding back, doing things that haven’t been seen before. That’s what it is all about.” Gagnon moved into contention for the Dew Tour title with his San Jose victory. He is second, trailing Bucky Lasek by 47 points heading into this weekend’s finale. The series uses a staggered scoring system. Gagnon needs to finish in at least third place to have a shot at winning the title. “It’s nice having an event like (the Dew Tour),” he said. “It’s pretty cool being on live TV. People recognize you more and say they watched you on TV.” Gagnon moved from Montreal to Carlsbad three years ago, because, he said, he wanted to jump-start his career. “If it wasn’t for guys like Bucky and Shaun (White) and Jake Brown, and all those guys, it would be easier to get lazy,” he said. Keith Lair can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272, or by e-mail at keith.lair@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img POMONA — When Pierre Luc Gagnon drops into the vert ramp in the Dew Action Sports Tour finale this weekend in Orlando, Fla., it could be the final time he rides a skateboard on a ramp. Well, not really. Gagnon, 25, plans on riding for a long time, in a lot more contests. last_img read more