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first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Never easy. Kind of frustrating if you can’t get the serve like three in a row.”After trailing 4-1 in the 10-point tiebreaker — a new addition at the Australian Open this year __ and then taking a 7-6 lead thanks to a video replay review at 6-6 — Karlovic was closing in becoming the oldest man since Ken Rosewall in 1978 to reach the third round at the Australian Open.But Nishikori stepped it up, sparking chants of “Nishi-kori, Nishi-kori” from a section of Japanese fans at Margaret Court Arena.“I had to reload in the fifth,” he said. “It was really tough. Could go both ways. I really returned well — focussed well.“We both played great tennis — and he served really well. I’ll try to carry on this confidence to the next round.”Rain showers halted play on all courts soon after Nishikori’s win, forcing organizers to close the roofs of the three main show courts.The Japanese fans were still in place after the break to watch U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka advance with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Tamara Zidansek.Nishikori said having more Japanese fans in Australia than at any of the other majors always gave him a boost.“You can tell there is so many Japanese. And also many Asians. I’m sure I feel more comfortable playing this Grand Slam than other Grand Slam.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He’s not making it easy at the Australian Open.Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Expect the ‘best version’ of Joshua Pacio in his first ONE title defense “I rather do three sets, but today (Karlovic) was playing well, and first match, too, the guy was playing really solid,” Nishikori said. “Yeah, these two matches can go, you know, I could lose these two matches. So I just need to recover well. But, I mean, it’s only two matches, so I’m not too tired yet.”Nishikori dropped to his hands and knees after winning the last three points of the tiebreaker, relieved to secure his spot.He later joked that he’d faced more aces in one match than he himself would serve in a year.“He almost had it,” Nishikori said of how close Karlovic got to victory. “One serve and it could have gone his way.”To force a fifth, Karlovic, who is 2.11 meters (6-feet-11), had served six aces in a row — two from 30-30 in the 10th game and then another four to close after breaking Nishikori’s serve to close out the fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT After missing last year’s Australian Open because of injury, Nishikori reached the fourth round at the French Open, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the semifinals in New York, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the last two.He reached a career-high No. 4 ranking in March, 2015 — a record for an Asian player in ATP rankings history — and his runner-up finish at the 2014 U.S. Open made him the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlready with a title in Brisbane to open 2019, he’s starting to believe he’s ready for the next step.But after twice being taken to five sets — he lost the first two sets of his opening match but won 15 of the next 17 games before Kamil Majchrzak retired while trailing 3-0 in the fifth — he’d prefer to take a direct route through the third round. He next plays Joao Sousa, who beat No. 32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe family of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf seems determined to secure a hold on the nation’s emerging oil and gas sector.NOCAL, the Cabinet and the National Legislature ended a week-long Round-table Consultation on the Draft Petroleum Law of 2013, a proposed legislation intended to safeguard the emerging economic powerhouse.  The President’s Family was represented in three generations: Mrs. Jenny Bernard, the President’s elder sister, their brother, Mr. Carney Johnson, a mining executive; Mrs. Bernard’s son, Estrada Bernard, Jr. and wife; as well as their son, Estrada, III.A staff of NOCAL, who begged anonymity, told this paper that the First Family was instrumental in selecting one of its members—Estrada Bernard, III—to make a presentation at the program, which was held at the Monrovia City Hall over the weekend.  The first family came together to grace the roundtable discussion and cheer their young relative on as he made his presentation.Estrada Bernard, III is the grandson of Jenny Bernard, the elder sister of President Sirleaf.  Madam Bernard or ‘Aunt Jenny’, as she is affectionately called by many, is regarded as an “influential personality,” in the Unity Party-led government.Flown in from Alaska, 17-year-old Bernard, III, admitted that although he is not a Liberian, he was asked by the organizer to make a presentation on oil and gas.Young Bernard attempted to compare Liberia’s situation with the U.S. state of Alaska, but fell short of telling the audience how the oil and gas sector would be properly managed in order to benefit the Liberian masses.His presentation focused on comparing Alaska and Liberia in terms of natural resources and population. He failed to show, however, how Liberians can actively participate in the oil and gas sector in order to avoid the bad experiences of other nations, especially African nations with oil deposits.When asked about the significance of inviting a teenager of the first family to make a presentation on a critical sector in which he (Bernard) has no experience, Jacqueline Khoury, Director of the NOCAL Board responded; “We didn’t want to grab a kid in Liberia and have to school him on making a presentation.”She noted that the President’s grandnephew has made over 200 presentations across the U.S, but failed to indicate whether those presentations were in any way connected to oil and gas, and their implications for Africa.Responding to inquiries about who picks up the tab for Bernard’s travel and stay in Liberia, Khoury claimed “The Alaskan State government is responsible for him and for other experts invited to the forum.” No supporting documents were provided, even though a request was made for them.Despite reluctantly accepting the resignation of her son Robert Sirleaf, as Board Chairman of NOCAL, President Sirleaf and family appear to signal by this action that the first family “has a firm grip on the oil and gas sector,” a participant at the Roundtable, who declined to be named told the Daily Observer.“When Mr. Sirleaf left government,” our source explained, “he was reintroduced to government a short period afterward when he was appointed Ambassador to the Gulf State of Kuwait. His appointment brings a US$14 million loan agreement between Kuwait and Liberia, thereby increasing Liberia’s debts.”In late February, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf transmitted a US$14 million loan agreement to the National Legislature for ratification.The loan agreement, she said, is intended to facilitate the rehabilitation of the Greenville Port project under the watch of the National Port Authority (NPA).NPA Managing Director Matilda Parker confirmed to a SKY FM phone-in talk show last week that the loan, provided by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, is intended to help boost the physical infrastructure of the seaport of Greenville. The loan agreement was consummated between the government of Liberia and the Kuwaiti Fund last year, but requires legislative ratification before implementation in line with the Liberian Constitution.In spite of the US$4.6 billion debt canceled by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the last Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) 2011/2012 report announced that the country’s debt now stands at over half a billion dollars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgMy Fellow Liberians,In awake of a renewed outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia, this has KILLED so many people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and still poses a threat including health workers. To date in Liberia 70 people have contracted this deadly disease while 46 of our compatriots have died. These numbers will rise if we do not listen to the advice from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Partners. I call on all Liberians to now see the Ebola Epidemic as a national public health emergency.For those who do not believe that Ebola exists in Liberia, I want to inform all Liberians in this public manner that the disease is REAL and is in our country killing people. It is as I speak, taking the lives of our citizens in Lofa, Montserrado, and now Margibi County.Ebola spreads through physical contact with a victim of the disease. The virus also spreads through: sweat, saliva, blood, by touching the vomit or urine of somebody who is sick with Ebola.These deaths are mostly due to denial, touching dead bodies or participating in burial ceremonies. Avoid touching dead bodies or body fluids or materials of infected Ebola persons. Avoid direct physical contact, such as handshakes, kissing and direct contact with body fluids of infected or dead persons or animals.Major issues confronting the response teams include but not limited to keeping sick people in healing centers, prayer homes and other non medical centers.These practices create public health hazards to families, neighbourhoods and other innocent people. It is illegal under our public health law to expose the people to health hazard such as Ebola.Let this warning go out, anyone found or reported to be holding suspected Ebola cases in homes or prayer house will be prosecuted under the laws of Liberia.The Government of Liberia and Partners have done this much: training of health workers; community health volunteers; established treatment centers in JFK, ELWA, Foya and Firestone Hospitals; established Ebola testing center; social mobilization and psychosocial support; improved surveillance system and contact tracing. We will continue to do more. I call on you my fellow citizens to protect yourself, protect your family, and protect your community from this deadly Ebola virus, by taking all necessary precautions.Symptoms of Ebola typically include: weakness, fever, headaches, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. Additional signs include rash, red eyes, internal and external bleeding, chest pain, and sore throat.As the number of cases and deaths of Ebola Virus Disease continues to rise in our sub region, we are all gravely concerned by the rate at which this cross border transmission is taking place. Drastic action is indeed needed on all fronts to immediately stop this spread.This can only be achieved through a robust and incisive response in fighting this spread.I call on all our Nationals and County leaders, traditional and religious leaders, civil society, international partners, and all citizens to join hands in fighting this disease.With God on our side, Liberia will win the fight against Ebola!I thank you.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Governments are not judged on what they promised they will do, they are not evaluated or assessed on what they intend to do; they are judged on what they have done. Therefore, the question is asked, what are the achievements of this coalition Government since there three plus years in office? And the answer comes back, very little if anything at all. When it comes to judging them by the index of people development and the raising of their standard of living, this vital factor is woefully lacking.So, for convenience, let us forget the people factor for a while and let us take a close look at some of the projects earmarked for completion, there are quite a few of them; these are the East Coast, West Coast and the East Bank (Georgetown to Timehri) road projects. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport project. Not one of these are close to completion though budgetary allocations were made by the previous Administration for their upgrade and modernisation. These projects were already earmarked for implementation, so when the coalition came into office their only option was to complete these.Other projects range from the new access road from Ogle to the East Bank of Demerara, the Amaila Falls HEP, the new Demerara Harbour Bridge among others. However, what we see at the present moment is the patching of the roads in question and a “watered down version” of a modern airport project. So, if one is to make a true assessment of this PNC-led coalition based on the project implementation alone, many in this present Government would be languishing in prison.What a horrible way to deceive and mislead the people who you claim voted for you?Oh, lest I forget, there is one substantial achievement visible and lasting that is the construction of a roundabout on the Rupert Craig Highway. I am tempted to re-caption my article to now read “A roundabout Government.” Interesting!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

first_imgMarquis Green scored 13 points with six rebounds to lead Cajon past Fullerton 52-44 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA second-round game. Donovan Clark added 10 points with seven rebounds for the Cowboys (19-9), which advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in two years. Senior Jordan Richards scored 10 points in his last high school game as the Grizzlies (18-12) ended their season at the hands of the Seahawks. Fellow senior Mide Osifeso added seven points in the loss for Los Osos which has madethe playoffs for the past four seasons. DIVISION III-A West Valley 91, Serrano 87 Seniors Durrell Norman and Harrison Gaines each scored 22 points as the top-seeded Diamondbacks (25-4) lost to the Mustangs. DIVISION I-A Redondo Union 50, Los Osos 39 center_img Serrano, which trailed by as many as 22 in the first half, managed to pull within one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. But the Diamondbacks final rally fell short. Gaines, bound for Penn State had six assists in the loss for Serrano. James Tonic, who will come back as the team’s point guard, scored 19 points for Serrano . DIVISION IV-AA Ontario Christian 61, Jurupa Valley 47 Justus Jones scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Knights (22-5) defeated the Jackrabbits (15-13) to earn a trip back to the semifinals. Ontario Christian will play No. 4 seed Brethren Christian at a site to be determined via coin flip. Tyler Vanderzee scored 14 points with 11 rebounds for the Christian league champions. 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

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first_img Angelo Ogbonna has signed a new West Ham deal until 2022 Italy international Angelo Ogbonna has signed a new five-year deal at West Ham, the Premier League side announced on Friday.The 29-year-old missed almost the entire second half of last season having undergone knee surgery in January, returning only for the Hammers’ final Premier League game of the campaign in a 2-1 win at Burnley.Ogbonna has now penned a fresh contract to keep him at the London Stadium until 2022, having originally signed for Slaven Bilic’s side from Juventus in 2015.The ex-Torino defender is expected to be fit enough to play for West Ham on their pre-season tour and will then battle with the likes of James Collins and Jose Fonte for a place in Bilic’s side.“I’m really grateful for this new deal,” Ogbonna told the club’s official website.“Our position last year was quite high and we are looking forward to improving next season.“My target is that I can’t wait to get back playing. I think we have a long season ahead and for me my target is to be better than last season. We finished in 11th position but very close to 8th position and we know we can do better than what we did last year.“I am excited to show my quality on the pitch and the support is always amazing, even when I had my injury. We have got lots of experience in the team at the moment, which is very good.”West Ham will be hoping to add to their squad ahead of the new campaign, with the free transfer signing of former Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta their only summer recruit to date.They have been linked with Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud and former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, who is currently plying his trade at Bayer Leverkusen. 1last_img read more

first_img Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty continues to be chased by SPL rivals Rangers 2 Lafferty could be set for an emotional return to Rangers, who he played for from 2008 to 2012 And Levein says the speculation is not affecting the front man, a boyhood Gers fan, who has said that “he will leave it to the two clubs to sort something out”.He added: “He seems happy enough. I’ve not had any problems with him. He certainly looked to be smiling on Saturday anyway, that’s for sure.“We’re in discussions all the time. Obviously the situation is not of our making and we’ll see what happens.”It’s also understood that former Hearts man Lee Wallace could be offered as a makeweight in the deal, with further talks planned for later today as Steven Gerrard chases his 11th summer signing. 2 However, Levein admits both clubs are still locked in negotiations over a potential deal, although insisted the transfer is not a formality.“We’re still speaking to Rangers about the situation,” the Hearts boss said.“There’s no point in me going over any details.“Things are ongoing. It’s not inevitable.”The Northern Ireland striker is believed to be keen on a return to Ibrox, where he played from 2008 to 2012, however he remains fully committed on the field, underlining his big-game credentials once again by scoring a winner against reigning champions Celtic on Sunday afternoon. Hearts manager Craig Levein says talks are progressing with Rangers over Kyle Lafferty’s potential return to Ibrox, but maintains that a transfer is not “inevitable”.Hearts rejected an initial £200,000 bid three weeks ago for the 30-year-old.last_img read more

first_img gameday cracker latest Ampadu is widely regarded as one of the best teenagers in world football Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Most Read In Football tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Aston Villa are also said to have wanted the youngster, and the Birmingham Mail say both clubs will return for Ampadu when the transfer window opens in January.Ampadu, who joined Chelsea from Exeter last year, has already been capped four times by Wales. Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush has previously claimed the youngster will develop into a ‘world-class’ player over the next few years. 2 Chelsea wonderkid Ethan Ampadu has been linked with a January loan move to Aston Villa or Derby.The Championship rivals are said to be keen on signing Ampadu, the Wales international, on a temporary basis when the transfer window reopens. LATEST whoops revealed SORRY The versatile 18-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, has already made seven first-team appearances for Chelsea, though he has failed to play in any matches this term.A recent injury has kept Ampadu out of action over the past few weeks, and Maurizio Sarri’s refusal to loan the youngster out over the summer had many suggesting he would be playing him relatively frequently. scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 RANKED 2 Sarri forced Chelsea to keep hold of Ampadu over the summer Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Derby, managed by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, attempted to sign Ampadu earlier this year, but their approaches were blocked by Sarri. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos last_img read more

first_imgDDTV: Simply click on the video above to watch Donegal TV’s exclusive interview with Anne Marie McGlynn.Conducted expertly as ever by Charlie Collins, Anne Marie gives a detailed insight into her experiences at the recent European Championships in Bulgaria. Anne Marie was also captain of the Irish team in Bulgaria and speaks of her immense pride in captaining her country.The exclusive video piece was filmed at her home-coming reception last night and also includes interviews with her coach Teresa McDaid of Letterkenny AC and Letterkenny AC chairman Michael Galvin.Donegal Athletics Board Chairman Brendan O Donnell also shares his admiration for Anne Marie’s achievements.To watch simply click play on the video above. DDTV: WATCH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EUROPEAN BRONZE MEDALIST ANNE MARIE MCGLYNN was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Anne Marie McGlynnDDTVdonegal tvnewsSportlast_img read more