Wozniacki senses ‘great’ Aussie Open despite Auckland loss

first_imgBucks rally past Wizards LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return against Sachia Vickery of the US during their women’s singles semi-final match at the WTA Auckland Classic tennis tournament in Auckland on January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEYCaroline Wozniacki declared she was preparing for a “great” Australian Open as she closed in on regaining the world top ranking despite a surprise defeat in the WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.The 27-year-old Dane is projected to rise to number two in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday and if results go her way in Australia she could make a record-setting return to number one, a position she last held six years ago. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Goerges dropped her serve once, at 4-3 in the second set, but never felt her form was dropping. “It means you have to be there right away in the next game. I didn’t break her but I showed her I was still there and I was very happy that I could serve well at the end,” she said. Head-to-head, Goerges now leads Wozniacki 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The current record for the longest gap between being ranked number one is held by Serena Williams who spent five years and 29 days off the top spot between August 10, 2003, and September 8, 2008. Although beaten 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) by world number 14 Julia Goerges in the Auckland final, Wozniacki said her preparation for Melbourne was on track. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’ve got a lot of matches under my belt this week, it was the preparation I hoped for,” she said. “Now I can take a day off tomorrow and fly to Melbourne and get used to courts over there, and the conditions, and hopefully it’s going to be a great couple of weeks.  “Everyone wants to be number one, but it’s something I’ve done before and obviously it would be nice to do it again, but honestly I think i’m just thinking about being in the finals, holding trophies, lifting trophies.” Wozniacki started last year ranked number 19 and by the end of the year, after winning the WTA Finals, she had risen to number three.Meanwhile, Goerges is expected to rise from 14 to 12 when the next rankings come out as she enjoys a rich vein of form having won three consecutive tournaments. She is on a 14-match winning streak with her success in Auckland following victories in Moscow and Zhuhai WTA tournaments late last year.The 29-year-old German troubled Wozniacki with a big forehand that produced service breaks at the start of each set and a booming serve that delivered 11 aces. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

No excuses for Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum after 2nd loss

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City His struggles were further typified when he missed two treys and a pair of freebies in the final 13 seconds when Zark’s-Lyceum was trying to mount a belated run.“Maybe, they really prepared well for me,” said Perez, giving praise to the defensive job by the CEU swingmen. “They know that I’m going to get my touches and I really had to work hard in this game.”Several things didn’t go the Jawbreakers way with Perez misfiring and Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu staying on the bench due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half, but they refused to go down without a fight.Despite the loss, which was only Zark’s-Lyceum’s second in six contests, Perez opted to stay positive and look at the game as a a learning curve.“They were better than us. It was close, but we fell in the end and that’s where we need to learn from,” he said. “It was still a great experience for us. We just have to learn from it.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Jawbreakers return to the court next Tuesday against another NCAA rival in Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sta. Lucia nabs first win in PSL Grand Prix Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFatigue finally caught up on CJ Perez and Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.Going through the grindhouse for the better part of the last two weeks in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup and the Philippine Collegiate Champions League, the Gilas Pilipinas “23-for-23” cadet admitted that their tough schedule may have lead to to its 85-91 defeat to CEU on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “Maybe, that’s a factor too,” he said in Filipino.But not one make excuses, Perez knows that the Jawbreakers should know better to manage these circumstances and still compete up until the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We don’t want to make excuses. We have to learn how to finish the games regardless of our situation,” he said.Perez was largely kept in check in the game, going on a paltry 7-of-20 shooting from the field to wound up with 17 points and eight rebounds against his four turnovers. View commentslast_img read more

Folayang ready to get back up after toughest loss of his career

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When Eduard Folayang fell to the floor out cold after Martin Nguyen’s perfect overhand right, aproverbial dark cloud immediately hovered above Mall of Asia Arena as if telling the painful ending of a fallen hero.Folayang needed just one day to complete his first year anniversary as ONE World lightweight, after defeating Shinya Aoki on Nov. 10, 2016, but Nguyen’s punch took that away the Team Lakay legend.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 crownAnd it has been five months since Folayang got into the ONE Championship ring, a break that the 34-year-old used in earnest to reflect and look back at the things that went wrong.“I had a good break and it was more mental than anything else,” said Folayang. “I just really needed to take a step back and take it all in, see where I went wrong and what I could have done to prevent it.” Tautuaa suspended 1 game, fined P35k for hit on TNT import 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 It was a loss as heart-wrenching as any other.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ “The loss to Martin Nguyen was the toughest in my career, and I think I am a much better martial artist because of it.”And Folayang (18-6) is now ready to put the disappointment behind him as he sets to get back on the winning track when he faces undefeated Russian Kharun Atlangeriev (11-0) on May 18 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.Folayang, who is nine years the senior of Atlangeriev, plans to use this fight as his stepping stone to get back into the title scene and prove that he is still one of the best lightweights in the world.“It’s been a while and I’m ready to take my career back to the top, I know it won’t be easy but I’m prepared to do what it takes to climb back up,” said Folayang. “There are so many great lightweight competitors in this organization but I feel like I’m still considered one of the best in this division.”“This match in Singapore is important because I want to show fans that I can still become champion.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

CFP-L Stresses The Importance of Human Security

first_imgParticipants exchanged ideas at the symposium. Camp for Peace Liberia (CFP-L), a youth-focused non-governmental organization, has concluded a one day post-election symposium under the theme, “Post Elections: Peace, Reconciliation, and Youth Engagement.”The symposium brought together 27 participants, including students, youth representatives from various political parties, representatives of the Federation of Liberia Motorcyclist Transport Union, researchers, academics, and other development partners.The participants exchanged ideas and stressed that the need for human security as a strong driving force to sustain peace is one of the ways to preach national reconciliation and development.The day long event also highlighted specific issues from the 2017 elections that talked about the need for young people to manage their expectations of the new government.Josiah F. Joekai, head of Secretariat at the National Commission on Small Arms, said human security is the driving force to sustaining peace and the country’s development.Joekai reminded national government and policymakers of the need to prioritize the human security sector to include health, education, and better sanitation.Albert G. Tougbaye, the secretary of Montserrado County electoral district #4 Representative, called on the youth to be productive, “through which they will promote peace and reconciliation.”Tougbaye reminded the youth that the country will get better if they treat each other “with tolerance and respect.”The executive director of CFP-L, B. Able Learnwillie, admonished the youth to spread whatever they acquired from the symposium to other members of their communities.He underscored the importance of reconciliation to the growth and development of any nation.CFP-Liberia was established in 2005 by a group of visionary youth to transform the lives of young people through community-based sensitization awareness for sustainable peace and development.The entity was incorporated in 2010 as a non-profit organization with an overarching goal of contributing to the development, empowerment, and self-sustainability of young Liberians.It focuses on the promotion of a culture of non-violence, reconciliation, promotion of education, and creating awareness of accountable governance and social transformation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sparks were flying from car during Garda pursuit

first_imgA man who led Gardai on a chase for more than six miles was traveling so fast there were sparks flying from the car.Eunan O’Loughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a range of offences including having no license or insurance. Gardai became suspicious of the 21 year old when they spotted him driving in Lifford on September 24th, 2016.Inspector Sean Grant said O’Loughlin took off at speed and Gardai pursued him for more than six miles but could not keep up with him.He was traveling over rough terrain and at one stage sparks were coming from below his Vauxhall Astra car.When Gardai finally caught up with O’Loughlin of Townspark, Convoy, he had a small amount of cannabis.The court was told that the accused was awaiting a report from his doctor as he suffered from schizophrenia and also anger management issues.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for the medical report and to pass sentence on March 26th next.Sparks were flying from car during Garda pursuit was last modified: February 4th, 2018 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:carcourtGardaLiffordsparkslast_img read more

SOCCER – ALL YOUR DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES SATURDAY 04-01-2014 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupFintown Harps AFC v Glenea United ReservesArranmore United v Ramelton Mariners (K.O. 1 p.m.) Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers v Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAY 05-01-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Lifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Drumoghill F.C.Castlefin Celtic v Cappry Rovers SOCCER – ALL YOUR DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: December 31st, 2013 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 LEAGUE FIXTURESlast_img read more

Watford win praise for the way they have rewarded their loyal fans

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Watford fans received this letter from Deeney in the post United’s new strip tops the price charts at £116.85 based on a basic adult short-sleeved shirt, shorts and socks – while their fully printed “authentic” kit – the same one worn by players on matchdays – comes in at £192.85 impact How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? It was a move widely praised on social media, especially considering news that the average price of a replica Premier League kit has soared to more than £100 for the first time after Manchester United revealed their latest new season look. who plays? smart causal Football news Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings 3 NEW ERA It costs a lot to go to football, especially if you follow your club around the country, which is why Watford decided to reward those who went to all 19 of their Premier League away games last season with the new away shirt. For free.Tweeting on Friday morning, the club wrote: “Be sure to check the post today if you were at #All19 #watfordfc away games in 2017/18.”Accompanying the new green kit was a letter from Troy Deeney, the captain, which read:“I know some of you getting this might not be the type to wear replica shirts, but find a good home for it among family and friends and remind them that you receiving it is attached to a lot of pride in our club.“Supporting the biggest clubs in the country is easy. You don’t have to be there all the time – you can watch them on the telly and say you’re fan. It’s different with us and that’s why we wanted you to know it matters.” The move from Watford was widely praised on social media center_img ALTERED highlights gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 3 predicted How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Fans were clearly pleased to begin the weekend with a free shirt and letter from captain Troy Deeney 3 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more

JUDGE TURNS DOWN OFFER OF €5,000 TO GIRL WHO FOUND SCREW IN BUN

first_imgA Judge has turned down a compensation offer of €5,000 by a Donegal bakery to a young woman who found a massive screw in a bun.The case came before Judge Francis Comerford at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.The court heard the young woman, who has now completed her Leaving Cert, still has huge problems biting into any food.The bun, which was made by McGettigan’s Bakery in Letterkenny, contained a large screw measuring 17 millimetres long.When the young woman, who was aged 15 at the time, bit into the bun, she lacerated her lip.It took a month before the injury healed.A medical report was produced in court from Dr Andrew Flanagan.Barrister James O’Donnell said that having spoken to the young woman, he now thought the offer could have been greater.He said his client was quite frightened by the incident and now has issues when biting into food.A picture of the screw in the bun, which came in a package of , was produced in court.Judge Comerford agreed and refused the offer and reserved the costs in the case.UPDATE: An increase offer €7,500 plus costs was offered by the bakery’s representatives and was accepted by Judge Comerford. JUDGE TURNS DOWN OFFER OF €5,000 TO GIRL WHO FOUND SCREW IN BUN was last modified: July 14th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Hanging on every word: Steve Kerr’s positive message is keeping things fresh for Warriors

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — At all times meticulous, Mike Brown makes sure to keep a pen handy when Steve Kerr speaks.During practices and film study, as Kerr doles out bits of wisdom and encourages perspective, Brown, his lead assistant coach, will jot down quotes that stand out. Later, Brown transfers those quotes to a word document he keeps on his computer — something he can refer to when he, himself, needs a coaching pick-me-up.“He’s one of the brightest guys that I’ve been around but, more …last_img

Wheat disease update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The wheat crop progressed considerably over the last week and is now heading-out in some fields. In fact, some fields in southern Ohio and even fields planted early or with early-maturing varieties in the central and northern parts of the state are at the flowering growth stage or will be flowering by the end of this week. The forecast is for cool conditions and rain over the next few days, which could potentially slow down the development of the crop. Scab and vomitoxin become our biggest concerns at this time of the wheat season. Keep your eyes on the weather and the scab forecasting (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu) and alert systems, and be prepared to apply a fungicide (Prosaro or Caramba at full label-recommended rates) at flowering. For those early-flowering fields planted with varieties that are very susceptible to scab, the risk for head scab is currently low-moderate and will likely remain low as conditions become cooler over the next three days.So far this season, conditions have not been very favorable for the development of early-season diseases such as powdery mildew and Septoria. However, the extended cool weather and recent rainfall and high relative humidity could cause that to change. Septoria usually spreads from the lower to the upper leaves during rainy weather and develops best as temperatures between 50 to 68oC. Powdery mildew also develops well under cool conditions with high relative humidity. So monitor fields for powdery mildew and Septoria over the next week, and if lesions are seen on the leaf below the flag leaf, particularly if the variety is susceptible, a fungicide may be needed to prevent the diseases from reaching the flag leaf (the upper-most leaf of the plant) before grain-fill is complete. However, remember, applications made prior to flowering will control leaf diseases, but will not adequately control head scab.last_img read more