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Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Williams went up a break early in both sets against Ostapenko, the French Open champion. But the 20-year-old Latvian broke back in the second set and pushed the score to 5-5. A few unforced errors later, though, and Williams broke again for a 6-5 lead before serving out the match.Williams ended up with eight aces and only 13 winners. Ostapenko had one ace and 20 winners.In the first match, Djokovic was up a break in the third set when he asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. The second-seeded Serb appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.“It’s been something that I’ve been dragging back and forth for a while now,” Djokovic said. “But I’m still managing to play, which is the most important thing.”Djokovic was broken only once, in the second set. But the 12-time major champion, who won the Wimbledon title in 2011, ’14 and ’15, broke Mannarino early in the third and advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the ninth time.ADVERTISEMENT Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko at the end of their Women’s Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time.The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday under a closed roof on Centre Court.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Williams, who is 37 years old, made her Wimbledon debut a few months before Ostapenko was born. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.Williams will next face either second-seeded Simona Halep or Johanna Konta on Thursday. In the other women’s semifinal match, Garbine Muguruza will play either CoCo Vandeweghe or Magdalena Rybarikova. Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Konta was next to play on Centre Court against Halep. On Court No. 1, Rybarikova was playing Vandeweghe.On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4. That match, the first to be played under the roof on Centre Court at this year’s tournament, was postponed from Monday. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Mannarino has never before reached the quarterfinals at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments. He also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013. Last year, he lost to Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon, also in straight sets.Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.The men traditionally have Tuesday off at Wimbledon, but Rafael Nadal’s five-set loss to Gilles Muller on Monday forced Djokovic’s match to be pushed back a day.The rain then started at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The opening match on Centre Court was due to start at noon, so the roof was closed for the first time this year. The rain came and went into the afternoon, forcing the delay of the first women’s quarterfinal match on No. 1 Court.There was a brief rain delay on the opening day of the tournament, but the roof stayed open and the rain went away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationlast_img read more

Mitchell picks Paul George over LeBron James

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding He also made a recruitment pitch for incoming free agent Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder to join him in Salt Lake City.In the aftermath of Golden State’s third title in four years, Mitchell said the rest of the league should just “work harder” to catch up with the Warriors who have four All-Stars in their roster.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 crown“We just have to find ways to get better,” said Mitchell, a mid first round pick before emerging one of the top ROY choices after a sensational season that saw him average 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 79 regular season games.The reigning slam dunk king also said he’d love to have George in Utah. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational Basketball Association Rookie of the Year contender Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has nothing against the formation of so-called super teams in the NBA.Speaking at a press conference highlighting his first visit to Manila for footwear giant adidas, Mitchell said it should instead serve as a challenge.ADVERTISEMENT “I’ll make (my pitch) Paul George right now,” said Mitchell. “We want to win, we’re not selfish. If he comes in, it’s gonna make life a lot easier on the offensive end. He’s also a great defender.”Asked if he’d also want LeBron James to join him, the 21-year-old Mitchell replied: “Would I want to [play with him]? Who wouldn’t?” he asked. “But if I had a choice on playing [with] him or beating him, I’d rather beat him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES ‘Amazing’ Obiena asiad-ready Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

UG’s hiring practices may also be questionable

first_imgDear Editor,I write this letter with reference to your recent article “Resource-trapped” UG fails to attract qualified staff – Deputy VC. Not to disagree with the Deputy VC, but there is an added perspective that is missing in the analysis of why UG lacks qualified staff.Due to a dying relative and after hearing the unfortunate news of the death of a younger fellow, QC student named Courtney Crum-Ewing, and learning about the current situation in Guyana from our former QC Head Prefect Ashni Singh, I decided to remigrate to Guyana in 2015. I was enthusiastic to contribute to the country of my birth where I could leverage my over twenty years of international business experience within the Fortune 500, my Master’s Degree from a top 20 university focused on Business Management where I also was a Teaching Assistant and my Bachelor’s Degree from a top 10 university (based on global university rankings). Another past QC student, who is a current professor at UG, had helped me approach the University concerning an open position in their Business Faculty. This is the same University of Guyana where I was once accepted after requiring special permission due to age and became the youngest student to ever attend the University at that time. Just prior I had taught for free at Queen’s College due to a teacher shortage. It was an honour to do so and the Headmaster, Mr Trotz, had approached a number of us who had recently topped the country at CXC exams. Teaching at QC was an opportunity which I gladly pursued, but others dismissed it due to other commitments and wanting to be paid for their efforts. After attending orientation at UG I, however, opted out, and instead pursued my studies at an Ivy League university overseas. It was a rare opportunity due to its history of producing Presidents for the USA, such as President Theodore Roosevelt and President Franklin D Roosevelt. President Barack Obama would later add his name to the list.When I had applied to teach at UG, I later discovered that the University did not even consider my application, but had considered other candidates. I guess there must have been a very qualified candidate pool. However, given my experience, I am not sure that the University has pursued recruitment in the most professional manner and has vetted candidates primarily based on qualifications. To put it quite simply, the phone never rang nor was an email received. Thus, in my humble opinion, the current shortage of qualified staff at our University of Guyana may also be an issue due to the University’s recruitment process. My impression may be incorrect, but this may be an area that the Deputy VC may want to further review for improvement opportunities.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

All Private Sector workers should benefit – Rohee

first_imgTax-free overtimein light of Government’s move to grant tax-free overtime to bauxite workers, calls are being made for this concession to be implemented across the board so that other Private Sector employees can benefit.PPP General Secretary Clement RoheeDuring a news conference on Monday, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee supported the move by the Government to approve the tax exempted overtime, but he noted that it should not be discriminatory.In this regard, Rohee called for other Private Sector workers, particularly those in the sugar industry, to also be granted tax-free overtime.“The PPP is of the view that tax-free overtime should be granted across the board without discrimination and sugar workers should be no exception,” he said.“The Party calls on the Granger Administration to extend a similar concession to all workers in order to bring some relief to their sufferings, which has become increasingly unbearable ever since the assumption to office by the APNU/AFC [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] coalition Administration,” he stated.According to Rohee, the move will definitely enhance the economic and financial well-being of the working people of Guyana.Tax-exempted overtime for workers from the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) was announced by the Social Protection Ministry recently.The decision followed a meeting with Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence, Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle and BCGI officials on Thursday last at the Ministry’s Brickdam office.The meeting was a response to concerns raised by stakeholders when Ministers Lawrence and Scott visited the company to inspect the conditions under which the workers were employed. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

CRC Bows to Delegates’ Demands

first_imgDrama unfolded yesterday, the second day of the National Constitution Conference, when delegates were compelled to  protest, after  they were informed that 16 of the  25 recommendations that were expected to be discussed had been removed by the conference organizer, the Constitution Review Committee (CRC).The 25 recommendations were collected during a nationwide consultation held within the 15 counties of Liberia, regarding the amendment of some provisions within the 1986 Constitution, including the reduction of the terms of office of the president and the National Legislature.Surprisingly, when the delegates were seated and expecting to commence discussions on their proposals, the chairperson of the CRC, Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott confidently walked to the podium and informed the assembly that the CRC had decided to remove nine of their views expressed during the nationwide consultations.Her statement was loudly rejected by the people, throwing the conference hall into disorder. Cllr. Scott did not explain which one of the recommendations the CRC had removed.However, a woman leader, Madam Ruth Caesar, who took the stage after Cllr. Scott left, named some of the omitted recommendations as a clause for children’s rights, clear mandate to address the issue of gender equality in marriage; property rights and the 50 percent women’s participation, among others.  Participants were heard chanting, “Put them back or else we will not proceed with the conference. Put them back. It is we the participants that will tell you to remove anything before you can do it and not the CRC.”Immediately after listening to the people, Cllr. Scott and her committee were forced to quickly convene a meeting, after which she announced to delegates that the CRC had put back the nine recommendations for discussion.The day before Cllr. Scott informed the delegates about her Committee’s decision to drop some of the people’s recommendations, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spoke at the opening of the conference, had said, “The Liberian people through a series of national consultations made it clear their desire for significant changes in the constitution. And their voice must be heard and respected by all stake holders.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Masked bandits rob Berbice supermarket

first_imgTwo armed bandits who beat and robbed the owners of a Corentyne, Berbice supermarket on Tuesday night were caught on camera carrying out the robbery.Reports are about 20:30h, two masked men entered “Good Life” Supermarket situated at Belvedere Village, Corentyne.This newspaper was told that one of the men was wearing a hooded shirt, with a handkerchief on his face and the other wore a helmet with a handkerchief around his face to conceal his identity.At the time of the robbery, three Chinese nationals, who operate the supermarket, were on the premises. Four customers were also in the supermarket when the bandits entered.Once inside, the men ensured that the door was locked and then proceeded to strike the owners with gun butts and cutlasses.The four customers were not spared. This publication was told that the gunmen escaped with a customer’s cellular phone, more than $100,000 from the cash register along with $300,000, which was stashed away.The men spent close to 10 minutes in the building. Following the robbery, the men escaped on a motorcycle. After the gunmen left, the victims raised an alarm.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that at the time of the robbery, traffic ranks were next door making a purchase. However, the ranks were unable to help the victims, although they managed to contact their counterparts on mobile patrol.B (Berbice) Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam told this publication that several persons have been arrested as the Police follow leads. Investigations are continuing. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Rose exhibit to open

first_imgCINCINNATI, Ohio – Eighteen years after he was banned from baseball, Pete Rose is about to be feted in his hometown with the first major public treatment of his 24-year playing career. “Pete: The Exhibit” officially opens Saturday at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, but the Hit King himself will be on hand today to kick off a fundraiser for patrons who have paid up to $250 for a private showing. “There will never be another sports figure like Pete Rose – and maybe that’s a good thing,” said Greg Smith, 56, of West Chester, Ohio, a fan since Rose’s rookie season in 1963. That year, Smith collected his first Rose item, a baseball signed by the Cincinnati Kid at a public appearance at MacGregor Sporting Goods company. “Every Reds player since Pete has been measured against him,” Smith said. “And nobody can match the way he played the game, and all that he achieved.” Visitors to the exhibit will be greeted by a quote from Sparky Anderson, who took over as Reds manager in 1970, when Rose was a 28-year-old two-time defending batting champion. “He is Cincinnati,” reads Anderson’s quote. “He’s the Reds.” Former Reds star Barry Larkin, the next Red in line for a shot at Cooperstown, can understand. “When I played shortstop (as a boy in Cincinnati), I was Davey Concepcion,” he says. “But when I was on the bases, I was Pete Rose, right on down to the headfirst slide. Everybody in Cincinnati who played ball was that way. If you didn’t come home wearing a dirty jersey, you just weren’t playing hard.” The more than 300 items in the exhibit (partially sponsored by The Cincinnati Enquirer) are contributed by two dozen mostly Cincinnati-area collectors. Many of them are high-end, and all of significance: nearly 100 milestone baseballs, 20 bats, six major trophies and awards, 50 photos and pieces of art, and Rose’s rookie-year second baseman’s glove, one of 25 pieces of game-used gear. center_img There isn’t a gambling slip or a memorabilia item for sale anywhere in sight. “The debate and controversy over Pete will continue, but the whole purpose of this exhibit is to put the focus back on Pete’s playing career,” museum director Greg Rhodes said. 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

Five epic Champions League comebacks

first_img0Shares0000What a night: Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates victory over PSG on Wednesday© AFP Anne-Christine POUJOULATPARIS, France, March 7 – Five epic Champions League comebacks after Manchester United knocked Paris Saint-Germain out in the last 16 on Wednesday:United stun PSG with last-gasp VAR penalty Last 16, 2018/19First leg: Man Utd 0 PSG 2Return leg: PSG 1 Man Utd 33-3 on aggregate; Man Utd win on away goals— Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time penalty awarded after a VAR review to give Manchester United a stunning 3-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain as they improbably went through to the quarter-finals on away goals.A seriously depleted United looked to have given themselves too much to do after losing 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie last month, yet a Romelu Lukaku brace in the first half at the Parc des Princes gave them hope.Even so, Juan Bernat had netted in between for PSG, and it looked as though they would stumble on until the drama at the death.Slovenian referee Damir Skomina awarded a spot-kick after reviewing the images when he had been alerted of a possible handball by PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe in the box.Rashford duly beat Gianluigi Buffon from 12 yards, as United won a European tie after losing the first leg at home for the first time in their history.Real’s three-year grip endsLast 16, 2018/19First leg: Ajax 1 Real Madrid 2Return leg: Real Madrid 1 Ajax 4Ajax won 5-3 on aggregate— In seven days, Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey, La Liga’s title race and then the last 16 of the Champions League, the competition they had won three times in a row and four times in the last five years.Defeat meant that Madrid failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010.Hakim Ziyech and David Neres put Ajax two up at half-time and Dusan Tadic made it three before Marco Asensio gave Madrid hope.It lasted two minutes, as Lasse Schone sent a bending free-kick into the top corner before Nacho was sent off late on.Barcelona stun PSGLast 16, 2016/17First leg: Paris Saint-Germain 4 Barcelona 0Return leg: Barcelona 6 Paris Saint-Germain 1Barcelona won 6-5 on aggregate— Barcelona made history as the first team to come back from a four-goal first-leg deficit in the Champions League on a dramatic night at the Camp Nou when Neymar punished his future side PSG with two goals.If PSG’s demolition of Luis Enrique’s Barcelona in Paris was a shock, the fightback was mind-blowing with the crucial last two goals coming in added time.Sergi Roberto came off the bench to write himself into Spanish football folklore with Barcelona’s sixth goal in the fifth minute of added time.Barca’s luck runs out in RomeQuarter-finals, 2017/18First leg: Barcelona 4 Roma 1Return leg: Roma 3 Barcelona 04-4 on aggregate; Roma won on away goals— Barcelona’s luck ran out in dramatic style 12 months after their PSG heroics with Edin Dzeko’s away goal at the Camp Nou proving crucial.The Bosnia striker struggled to express his joy at Roma’s achievement after his sixth-minute goal in the return leg sparked an incredible turnaround by the Italians.There appeared to be no way back for Roma after they were routed in Barcelona.However, after Dzeko’s early goal, a Daniele De Rossi penalty set the scene for Kostas Manolas’s 82nd-minute header to spark wild celebrations led by Roma president James Pallotta, who jumped into Rome’s Piazza del Popolo fountain.Irureta’s miracleQuarter-finals, 2003/04First leg: AC Milan 4 Deportivo La Coruna 1Return leg: Deportivo La Coruna 4 AC Milan 0Deportivo won 5-4 on aggregate— After his side were trounced 4-1 at San Siro, Deportivo coach Javier Irureta admitted there was no rational reason to believe in a miracle.However, his side roared out of the blocks in the return, holding a 3-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals by Walter Pandiani, Juan Carlos Valeron and Albert Luque.Substitute Fran Gonzalez added a fourth with 14 minutes to go and, having prayed for success, Irureta honoured his pre-match promise by taking the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela after Deportivo’s unlikely victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Warm Up – Saturday, August 1

first_imgA lighthearted/bonkers look at the weekend’s sporting action, with Johnny Vaughan, James Brown and Gavin Woods.Join the boys as they discuss Cockney Mancs, the introduction of Lilt to the UK, Raheem Sterling, stag dos, Pep Guardiola, immigrants in Calais and rugby league Challenge Cup semis.last_img

Watson Hire to give away 5 tickets for St. Eunan’s Super Draw!

first_imgFor the last few month there have been major roadworks taking place at Lisnenan in Letterkenny, and unfortunately these works have caused some inconvenience to customers of Watson Hire.In an effort to reduce the disruption to their customers, Watson’s are offering free delivery around Letterkenny for any items their customers require. A spokesperson for Watson Hire said; “We would encourage our customers to check out our website or just give us a call on 0749167777 to discuss your requirements.”As a thank you to loyal customers of Watson Hire who have stuck with them during the traffic works, Watson’s are giving away 5 tickets for the St. Eunan’s Super Draw over the course of the next five weeks, where the first prize is a house – simply spend €10.00 to get a free ticket for the draw!They will have a draw every Tuesday for the next five weeks!  Watson Hire to give away 5 tickets for St. Eunan’s Super Draw! was last modified: March 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:competitiondrawletterkennySt EunansWatson Hirelast_img read more