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2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Germany’s Angelique Kerber serves to United States’ Madison Keys during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ago, it was her first quarterfinal at a major since her victory in the 2016 U.S. Open.ADVERTISEMENT The momentum was all one-way until Keys broke for the first time in the fifth game of the second set, but Kerber recovered quickly to finish off in 51 minutes.Kerber has been the only major winner still in the women’s draw since her third-round win over Maria Sharapova.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 folkKeys reached the U.S. Open final last September but lost in straight sets to Sloane Stephens.Kerber’s semifinal opponent will be decided later Wednesday in a quarterfinal match between top-ranked Simona Halep and No. 6 Karolina Pliskova. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Miami Mayor gives Jagdeo ‘Key to the City’

first_imgFormer President Bharrat Jagdeo was given the Key to the City of Miami by Mayor Thomas Regalado.It was presented by Wallis Tinnie, former Chief of Protocol of Miami at a special dinner in honour of his visit to Miami to deliver the prestigious 18th Annual Eric E Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo receives the Key to the city from Wallis Tinnie, former Chief of Protocol of Miami on behalf of Thomas RegaladoAt the event, former President Jagdeo received proclamations and greetings from a number of Florida officials, including US Senator Bill Nelson, Mayor Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County, Mayor Philip Stoddard of South Miami, Mayor Walter Campbell of Coral Springs, Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Mayor Frank Ortis of the City of Pembroke Pines, and Commissioner Danielle Cava of Miami-Dade County.The lecture titled; “The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy” was delivered at Florida International University on Friday, September 30. It attracted a large audience including Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell of The Bahamas, members of the Caribbean Consular Corps, local elected officials, members of the Miami-Dade and Broward County’s community, and professors, students, and administrators from Florida International University.The function was co-sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Centre at FIU and the Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives and Museum located in Miami and at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies.last_img read more

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GSA, Banks DIH wrap up successful championships

first_imgMary Fung-A-Fat and Alex Arjoon emerged as champs of their respective categories, following the end of a highly-competitive Guyana Squash Association (GSA)/Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships.The near week-long competition, which culminated Sunday at the Georgetown Club Courts, saw intense battles and old rivalries being renewed as Fernandes and Arjoon did well to outplay some stiff competition. A sold-out, hyped crowd threw their support behind the women during their finals.Fernandes did well throughout the tournament, but bowed out honourably; losing four sets 15-17, 13-11, 12-10, 11-8 to Mary Fung-A-Fat. The Championships’ final bout saw the battle of the masters as Arjoon and the veteran Richard Chin exhibited their class on the court. Arjoon in the end did well to keep Chin quiet, prevailing though battle-scarred after four sets: 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4.Among other top performers in the finals were Jason Khalil, Jonathan Antczak, Shomari Wiltshire, and others. Meanwhile, the 2018 Championships were sponsored by Banks DIH via its Rainforest Waters brand.last_img read more

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Investigation now under way to determine cause of propane leak at Black Swan Energy plant

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Wednesday afternoon, the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission reported that a roadblock was in place on the access road to the Black Swan Energy plant, approximately 30 km north of Wonowon.According to the OGC, the reason for the road closure was due to a propane leak at the plant.The OGC says the plant had been temporarily evacuated and there were no injuries reported and no landowners were impacted.- Advertisement -As of Thursday morning, the OGC reports that the gas leak has since been remedied.The plant has returned to normal operations and an investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the leak.last_img read more

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2019 review: shiny year for Harambee Starlets

first_imgHe started building up a new team with young players and only retained a few of the seniors including skipper Dorcas Shikobe, Corazone Aquino and Sheryl Angachi.His gamble proved to have been a correct one and he was vindicated with the team’s results at the end of the year.Starlets’ competitive year started in August, but despite the short period of competitions under their wings, they made it all count.-First Senior Challenge titleStarlets spank Burundi to book slot in CECAFA finalStarlets came close in their first attempt in 2016, reaching the final and lost to Tanzania in Jinja, Uganda. They didn’t perform as well as they would have wished in 2017 when they finished out of the podium places.But come 2017, they made up for all the misses and near misses with an emphatic performance, winning the title on an unbeaten run and without conceding a single goal.A 2-0 victory over Tanzania in the final was a perfect revenge for the Kenyan girls as they picked their first major silverware.-Olympic qualification runThe team had a splendid run in their attempt for a first ever qualification to the Olympic Games, a run that was only halted by Zambia in the penultimate round of qualification.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam vies for the ball with a Zambian opponent. PHOTO/FAZA 1-0 draw at home proved to be catastrophic as the two away goals conceded in Nairobi punctured their hunt heading into the return round in Lusaka where they lost by a solitary goal.But despite the loss, they bowed out with their heads held high. The victory over Ghana in the second round was a huge morale booster.-Individual performancesIn a successful year for the team, there were several stand-out players.Jentrix Shikangwa was definitely the star of the side. She scored 10 goals at the Women’s Challenge Cup finishing as the top scorer. She stepped off the bench to score twice in the final against Tanzania to hand Kenya the win.She also scored the winner against Ethiopia in a friendly in Machakos and the lone goal that saw Kenya shine over Ghana, an added time penalty to send them to the penultimate round of Olympic qualification.–Women Premier LeagueVihiga Queens celebrate after winning the 2019 FKF WOmen’s Premier LeagueVihiga Queens continued their dominance in the Football Kenya Federation Women’s Premier League, clinching their third title in a row after bagging a whooping 70 points.Teresa Engesha was the star of the Vihiga side as she hit more than 30 goals in the season to finish as the top scorer and inspire the team to the title.However, it was always not smooth sailing for the league as it encountered a long stoppage midway through because of lack of funding.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets skipper Dorcas Shikobe hands over the CECAFA Women’s Championship trophy to Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Noor Hassan alongside striker Jentrix Shikangwa after jetting back from Tanzania on November 26, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 26 – The national women’s football team Harambee Starlets had a golden year, one that culminated in their first ever conquest at the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Head coach David Ouma made a brave decision, cleaning out the entire team and doing away with most players who were an integral part of the team for the last three years.last_img read more

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KILLER FOUND IN DONEGAL CONVICTED OF MURDER OF PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

first_imgA man who fled to Donegal after killing his pregnant girlfriend has been convicted of murder.Stephen Cahoon of Harvey Street, Derry admitted killing 30-year-old Jean Teresa Quigley on July 26, 2008, but denied her murder.He strangled the mother-of-four in the bedroom of her home in Cornshell Fields in Derry. Police found DNA from Cahoon at the scene and launched a search for the 39 year old.He went on the run but was later caught 10 days later by Gardai in Donegal Town after he used a banklink machine.Gardai searched the area and eventually came across a man matching Cahoon’s description and he admitted “I’m the man you are looking for.”Cahoon was given the option for his trial to be held in Dublin or Belfast and he chose Dublin.During the court case he claimed he was provoked because she told him she was aborting the child and that it was not his.It took the jury at the Central Criminal Court nearly five hours to return the unanimous verdict.The court was also told after the verdict that Cahoon had a string of previous convictions for attacks on women.Cahoon, who is facing a mandatory life sentence, gave no reaction to the verdict.There were sobs from the Quigley family and in their victim impact statement they revealed how they had loved Jean so much and what a wonderful mother she was.Ms Quigley’s four children now live with her extended family.KILLER FOUND IN DONEGAL CONVICTED OF MURDER OF PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND was last modified: April 30th, 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:Banklink machineDOENGAL TOWNJean QuigleymurderSTEPHEN CAHOONlast_img read more

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Crested Cranes US based duo expected tonight

first_img Tags: crested cranesSandra NabwetemeTokyo 2020 CAF Women’s QualifierstopYudaya Nakayenza Nabweteme last featured for the Cranes in 2016 (Agency photo)Tokyo 2020 CAF Women’s QualifiersPreliminary RoundFirst Leg – 3rd April 2019-Ethiopia vs Uganda – Addis Ababa stadiumSecond Leg – 6th April 2019-Uganda vs Ethiopia – StarTimes stadium, LugogoKAMPALA – Crested Cranes US based duo of Sandra Nabweteme and Yudaya Nakayenze are expected to arrive in the country later on Thursday evening.Striker Nabweteme and utility-player Nakayenze were part of the 30 players that were, last week summoned to start preparations for the upcoming Olympics qualifier, double header against Ethiopia.The duo is expected to touch down at Entebbe International airport on Thursday evening (22:30hrs) and join the other in training on Friday.The rest of the team is already training at the Njeru Technical Center in Njeru where they have been since last week, under the stewardship of head coach Faridah Bulega, assisted by Edward Kaziba, Olive Mbekeka and James Magara.The Crested Cranes are already in Camp at Njeru (FUFA Photo)Initially, there were 27 of them before Fazila Ikwaput reported to camp on Monday to take the number to 28.”It is a great honour that I return to feature for the national team after a long time but as a pleasure as well coming home after four years, Nabweteme was quoted as speaking to Kawowo Sports.Nakayenze also shared similar sentiments and hopes to help the team advance to the next stage.“It feels good to return home and we hope to help the team progress past Ethiopia, said Nakayenza.Nabweteme last played for the national team in 2016 in a friendly game against Kenya Harambee Starlets in Machakos a game the Crested Cranes lost 4-0.Uganda will face Ethiopia in the first leg at Addis Ababa stadium on 3rd April 2019 before the return leg three days later at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will face Cameroon at the next stage.Full Squad that was summoned:Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporates), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)Defenders: Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Seminole College , USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Marion Amangat (Olila High School)Midfeilders: Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals ), Shamira Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fauzia Najjemba (Isra), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Susan Atim (Olila High School ), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).Strikers: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals ), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (South West Oklahoma State University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)Team Officials–Faridah Bulega – Head Coach-Edward Kaziba – Assistant Coach-James Magara – Goalkeeping coach-Olive Mbekeka – Trainer-Mable Kabatalindwa – Team Doctor-Prossy Nalwadda – Kits Manager-Paul Ssali – Team Coordinator-Aloysius Byamukama – Media OfficerComments last_img read more

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Inishowen ‘tyred’ of dumpers after another disgusting episode

first_imgThere has been another blatant dumping of litter in yet another Donegal beauty spot.More than 20 tyres were found dumped in the Carn River in Carndonagh.It comes just days after bags of rubbish were blatantly thrown over a bridge into the River Deele in Convoy, a popular fishing river. The dumping of more than 20 tyres in the river in Carndonagh has shocked locals.County councillor Albert Doherty has informed the council of the issue and a full investigation has been launched to find the offender.Inishowen ‘tyred’ of dumpers after another disgusting episode was last modified: August 11th, 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:CarndonaghCllr Albert DohertydumpedTYRESlast_img read more

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Zuma talks partnerships, jobs and other things

first_imgLorraine KearneyPresident Jacob Zuma delivers the State of the Nation Address on 9 February 2012.President Jacob Zuma called on all South Africans to participate in taking the country forward.The government was doing its part, now do your part and invest in South Africa, he said, calling on business, labour, civil society and residents to form a partnership with the state.He was speaking at a business breakfast briefing, hosted by Brand South Africa, the SABC and The New Age at Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 10 February 2012. Just a few hours before, he had said goodnight to his guests after delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament.The mood at Grand West was jovial; everyone was relaxed and satisfied. The president himself was fresh-faced and upbeat.At the breakfast were government ministers, deputy ministers and business people, all armed with their questions. The briefing was broadcast live on SABC, and the general public was able to send in their questions for the president on Twitter and SMS.The openness of the dialogue was precedent-setting for a sitting South African president, and certainly marked a change in the government’s way of doing business.“We want to do things differently. We want to take South Africa forward. We believe we’ve made progress, but we know that there are challenges,” he began. The government was tackling the economy in a way that it had not done in the past. “We can’t only do politics; we must also do the economy.”Zuma said the government’s major programme was infrastructure as it believed that building infrastructure would give opportunities to all.The government was creating an enabling environment and building infrastructure, and business needed to invest in opportunities that would open up. This would bring jobs and so improve the quality of life for all.“We have discussed the difficulties of doing business in South Africa. We are opening this. You must participate in this window period.”Partnership was a big theme for Zuma, who called on business to work with the government to deal with the negative impact of job losses. Training was mentioned as a possibility. “We must create the kind of projects that can create jobs.”Asked what was different for workers in his SONA – we’ve heard this all before, was the criticism – he said: “We’ve created an environment where jobs can be created. We have a massive infrastructure programme; there is money for it. The private sector must see the opportunities for investment, and invest. The logical consequence of that is jobs.“You can’t have jobs without investment and the government is creating an environment for investment.”He had three items on his wish list from the private sector: invest in the country, have confidence in the country, and big business must help small business.A hot potato issue, especially given that the Mining Indaba has just finished in Cape Town, is the nationalisation of mines. The final word on the topic came from the president. Setting many minds at rest, and garnering a round of applause, he said: “Nationalisation is not our policy. It is as clear as that. Our policy is a mixed economy.”Of potential, he said Africa was one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and we should invest in that potential. “South Africa has the potential to grow. Working together, we can take advantage of Africa, the Brics countries and the changing economy. Invest in this country; invest in your future.”Brief questionsAsked what keeps him awake at night, the president answered: the plight of the poor. “I am kept awake thinking of ways to alleviate their plight.”He pointed to South Africa’s strategic global importance in regards to shipping, saying it did nothing in its waters for its economy, despite the shipping lanes that passed the country. There were massive opportunities in this sector.Of toll roads, another hot potato, he said they were necessary for road maintenance. However, the issue was not closed. South Africa was unusual in that the government was open to discussion of ideas and policies it had put forward.In answer to a question from the floor, the president said fronting in business – whereby companies use black people as figureheads to up their black economic empowerment ratings – would be punished. The details of what that punishment would be still had to be worked out, though. The law must come first, he said, and the details would come after.Of small towns, their factories and rural areas, he said the government was talking of reviving the economy and development of those regions as part of its plan.Asked about what was being done to stop farm murders, he pointed out that as crime was falling, so were farm murders. The police were working with farmers to stop this crime.The police were also working hard to address the issue of piracy. Many raids had already been carried out.Regarding service delivery, the government had delivered to some degree, but there were still challenges. There was electricity and water available where there had been none before. “The question of infrastructure remains a challenge.”The Italian ambassador offered his country’s and Europe’s help – we could share experiences, promote investments and help you avoid the mistakes we made in industrial policy and job creation, he said, to which Zuma replied that South Africa was certainly keen to learn what went wrong, and what would happen to alleviate the present economic crisis.Questioned about land reform, Zuma again spoke of the Green Paper on Land Reform he had mentioned in his SONA. “We are looking at those issues,” he said. “The fact is that lots of land was taken away and many people were left landless. We can’t let this continue. We need frank views from South Africans on how to solve land issues.”last_img read more

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Weed ID: Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are incredibly challenging weeds to control because they have the potential to grow up to two inches per day, robbing row crop plants of yield potential. While both weeds are commonly found in the southern U.S., they are rapidly being identified in many areas throughout the Midwest. Dr. Greg Armel of BASF shares tips on differentiating between the two weeds.last_img

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