Garbiñe Muguruza stays at the gates of crowning the Australian Open

first_imgPhoto: EFE The Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza lost this Saturday the option to conquer the Australian Open, after falling in the final 4-6, 6-2 and 6-2 against the American Sofia Kenin, and stayed with honey on the lips than it would have been his third tournament of the ‘Grand Slam’.At 26, the player born in Caracas walked close to breaking more barriers for Spanish women’s tennis, after being crowned on the clay of Roland Garros in 2016, before Serena Williams, and on the grass of Wimbledon in 2017, against his sister Venus Williams.On this occasion, it was another American who deprived Muguruza of glory. It was in a game that lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes on the track of a Rod Laver Arena that pulled the good streaks of both players, with the aim of seeing three sleeves if possible. The Spanish lost in the final 4-6, 6-2 and 6-2 against Sofia Keninlast_img read more

Federer survives scare against Paire to advance in Halle

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Switzerland Roger Federer returns a ball to France’s Benoit Paire in their round of 16 match at the ATP tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win on Thursday.Paire rallied after losing the first set to take the second, and the Frenchman defended two match points at 6-5 in the decider to force a tiebreaker. Eight minutes later, it was a match point for the 48th-ranked Paire, and again when a mistake from Federer left it 7-6 in Paire’s favor.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also Thursday, Borna Coric defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2.The Croat next faces either Florian Mayer or Andreas Seppi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees But the top-ranked Swiss took the next three points to close the match in just under two hours at the grass-court tournament.Federer extended his grass-court winning streak to 18 matches, including his titles in Stuttgart last week and at Halle and Wimbledon last year.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 crownFederer skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row and is now just four wins away from matching Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 174 victories on grass.Federer next faces Matthew Ebden of Australia, who upset former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Deadly Saturday: 2 die in separate accidents

first_imgA man and a woman are the country’s latest road fatalities following two separate accidents on Saturday. Dead are Muneshwar Narine of 15 Supply Mahaica, East Coast Demerara and Shandel Sparrock of Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara.Narine, a 65-year-old security guard, was killed at about 14:00h when pickup truck PNN 8778 driven by a 36-year-old resident of Number 53 Village Corentyne, Berbice collided with him. The accident occurred on the Danzie Public Road in Mahaicony.Dead: Shandel SparrockPolice investigations have so far revealed that the pickup was proceeding east along the northern carriageway, and according to the driver, Narine, who was on a bicycle, suddenly swerved into his path, and the two collided. The man was immediately rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the pickup truck reportedly passed a breathalyzer test, and is in Police custody assisting with the investigation.A few hours later, 44-year-old Sparrock was crushed by a truck while attempting to cross the road at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara. According to reports, Sparrock, a cleaner employed at National Hardware Limited, left her Nandy Park home at about 18:00h to visit a nearby shop, and as she was attempting to cross the road, a truck which had just come off the Demerara Harbour Bridge and was making a left turn on to the Bagotstown Public Road ran her over.Eyewitnesses have since said that Sparrock could not have seen the truck coming. They also told Guyana Times that the driver of the truck said he did not see Sparrock and did not even know he had hit someone until after he felt a bump and saw people running towards the vehicle.Sparrock’s brother, Terrance Sparrock, told this publication that he received a call informing him that his sister had met with an accident, and he immediately rushed to the scene. He said when he arrived at the scene he saw his sister lying face down in a pool of blood.“People say that she was coming across and the truck was turning and the truck man didn’t see she and she didn’t see and he, and he hit her. She died right on the spot. She was the youngest child, and wasn’t married. She live with she mother and sisters, and nieces and so on,” he related.“When I reach here, I see she lying down on the eggs and so, and her spectacles was broken and so. One of she eye was on the ground. She died right there, man. I don’t know, man; I really don’t know,” he added.Over at Shondell’s home, her elderly mother could not bear the shock of losing her youngest child. The woman was inconsolable, and her screams could be heard from afar in the usually quiet neighbourhood. Shondell was described as a quiet, caring, and always helpful person.Police investigations are still ongoing, and the driver is in custody.last_img read more

Man offers to split reward with EnCana Bomber

first_imgA Prince Edward Island man is offering to split the EnCana reward money with the bomber.James Halstrum is placing ads in newspapers around Northern British Columbia giving the bomber until August 31st to receive his offer. The ads say he will split the $1-million reward only if he or she let’s Halstrum bring him or her into the police.The ad goes on to say the money will be deposited into an offshore bank account and he or she will get $500,000 plus interest after being freed from prison.- Advertisement -According to Halstrum the RCMP have told him it is illegal in Canada for a bomber to benefit from his crimes, but he says it would be up to the bomber’s lawyer to work out the details.Since October of 2008 there have been six attacks on EnCana facilities around Dawson Creek and Tomslake. The bomber has stated he will stop his attacks only if EnCana announces they will leave the South Peace. The bomber gave EnCana until October to make the announcement or else the attacks will get worse. Below is a copy of the ad from the Friday August 7th Edition of the Chetwyd Coffee Talk ExpressAdvertisement last_img read more

Record-equalling City savour Silva service

first_img0Shares0000West Ham United’s defender Pablo Zabaleta (R) reacts as Manchester City’s midfielder David Silva (L) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match December 3, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Manchester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as David Silva’s superb late strike capped a dramatic 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their recent habit of finding dramatic, late winning goals, with Silva netting seven minutes from full-time at Eastlands to give City a record-equalling 13th successive Premier League victory. Silva produced his impressive volley after Nicolas Otamendi struck in the second half to cancel out a first ever league goal from Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna just before the interval.City have drawn level with Chelsea in 2016-17 and Arsenal in 2001-02 for the most consecutive victories in a single season in Premier League history.The all-time record for successive victories is Arsenal’s 14, achieved between February and August 2002.City also set a club record with a 20th straight win in all competitions, giving them the perfect preparation for next weekend’s summit meeting with second-placed Manchester United at Old Trafford.West Ham are second bottom of the table after failing to win for the eighth consecutive league game.The visitors, looking for their first win under new manager David Moyes, looked surprisingly untroubled, in the first half at least, and arguably created the better chances of the opening 45 minutes.That was certainly underlined a minute before the interval when Ogbonna headed his side into an unexpected lead that exposed some poor play in City’s defence.Aaron Cresswell exchanged a short corner with Manuel Lanzini and crossed for the Italian, who beat Otamendi to the ball and steered a well-aimed header into the corner.City were stunned but West Ham had enjoyed the better chances of the first half, while surrendering possession to the hosts.West Ham United’s defender Arthur Masuaku vies with Manchester City’s defender Kyle Walker (L) during the English Premier League football match December 3, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISThe best of three decent openings fell to Lanzini, in the 38th minute, after a rare mistake by Silva who gifted the ball to the West Ham man in midfield.The attack ended with City keeper Ederson turning his shot around the post, somewhat unconvincingly, as the visitors coped with City’s impressive arsenal of attacking talent.– Immediate improvement –City were curiously off the electrifying pace they have set so far this season.The only moment that really troubled West Ham reserve keeper Adrian — selected because City loanee Joe Hart was unable to play — came from Silva’s deflected 25th-minute shot which he did well to tip over his bar.Guardiola had left Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho out of his starting line-up, to avoid either collecting a yellow card which would earn them a suspension and a ban for the upcoming Manchester derby.It had looked a potentially costly decision but, at the interval, the City manager brought on Gabriel Jesus and saw an immediate improvement.Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola celebrates their win on the final whistle in the English Premier League football match against West Ham United December 3, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFA foul by Declan Rice on Fabian Delph presented Kevin De Bruyne with a free-kick on the edge of the area and his superb curling strike was parried away, equally impressively, by the diving Adrian on 55 minutes.Two minutes later, City were level.Raheem Sterling’s deft touch sent Jesus darting to the right-hand by-line from where his low cross was turned in from close range by central defender Otamendi.They could have been in front on 61 minutes when Leroy Sane’s crisp shot drew another diving save out of the West Ham keeper.It was now one-way traffic with Sane’s dribbling run and shot bringing yet another acrobatic parry out of Adrian before Sane and De Bruyne both tried shots from the edge of the area.Soon, Adrian was required to keep out a shot from Jesus with the rebound falling invitingly to Sterling who, uncharacteristically, miskicked from what looked a promising position.Silva struck in the 83rd minute with a brilliant finish, diving to meet De Bruyne’s cross at full stretch and steer the ball in from five yards, past the wrong-footed goalkeeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as World Cup favourites

first_imgAs they aim to lift the World Cup for a record sixth time in Moscow on July 15, their next opponents are Belgium in Kazan on Friday, in what will be something of a clash of styles — the best defence up against the best attack.This Brazil team is not just about Neymar, even if his theatrics and intermittent magic, like his opener against Mexico, are what immediately catch the eye and dominate the headlines.Look a little more closely and it becomes clear what is really making them tick — coach Tite has instilled an admirable collective discipline and his team are built on solid foundations.They have conceded just one goal so far at this World Cup, and Steven Zuber’s effort for Switzerland in a 1-1 draw in Rostov-on-Don could have been disallowed for a foul on Joao Miranda.Since then, goalkeeper Alisson Becker has kept three straight clean sheets, with Brazil winning 2-0 against Costa Rica, Serbia and Mexico. They have conceded just four shots on target in four matches.– Italian-inspired –It is the kind of record that the Italians, the old defensive masters who are conspicuous by their absence in Russia, would have been proud of. Brazil are looking to Italy for inspiration.“Juventus have been champions for the last seven years, and only once without having the best defence,” said Tite’s assistant Sylvinho, the former Arsenal and Barcelona left-back, after the Mexico game.“In such a short tournament, we want balance to be what characterises us, and that does not make us a defensive team.”Casemiro celebrating with Neymar at the end of Brazil’s 2-0 win over Mexico — but the Real Madrid man will be banned for the quarter-final against Belgium © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAHistory shows that the team with the best defence tends to win the trophy. And while Brazil have always possessed brilliant individuals, they have also long since been pragmatists above all else.There will be moments of magic from Neymar, who is gradually coming to the boil following foot surgery in March — as long as they go with defensive discipline.On Monday in Samara, Tite switched to a 4-4-2 formation after Mexico caused Brazil early problems, and they had a foundation to go on and win the game in the second half.Fagner might be a weak link at right-back, but there is strength in depth throughout the squad — Casemiro, Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho provide different qualities in midfield, while Willian came up with his best performance of the tournament against Mexico.Gabriel Jesus has yet to find the net, but Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score on Monday and is pushing for a start.Brazil defend from the front, with captain Thiago Silva admitting the aim is to concede no more goals.“That is our objective,” he said. “But always emphasising that the defensive part begins with the attackers. When the ball does come into our area, it is much easier to cut it out. Our attackers play a big part in that.”– Chink in the armour? –And so to Friday when Brazil, who have the joint-best defence at the tournament along with Uruguay, face a Belgium outfit who have been the most prolific with 12 goals scored.For now they are living up to their billing, although it remains to be seen how they will cope in the absence of Casemiro, the Real Madrid powerhouse who screens the defence from deep in midfield.He is suspended, meaning Fernandinho is likely to come in.The 33-year-old does not offer the same degree of protection, although his inside knowledge of Manchester City club colleague Kevin De Bruyne could be invaluable as Brazil look to keep their challenge for a sixth title going.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leading from the back: captain Thiago Silva wins a high ball against Hirving Lozano in Brazil’s win over Mexico © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINISOCHI, Russian Federation, Jul 4 – While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter stages of the World Cup.After watching holders Germany, Spain and Argentina all exit the competition in the last week in various states of disarray, the Selecao eased into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Monday.last_img read more

Small window seen as film threat

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Saying their livelihood is being threatened, movie exhibitors are railing against any efforts to reduce a film’s “theatrical window,” the time between a movie’s big-screen debut and its DVD launch. At the ShoWest Convention this week, animated discussion about shortened theatrical windows is making its way into everything from formal panel discussions to cocktail party conversations. “I’m sick of people saying that they don’t go to movies anymore and will just wait a couple of months when it’s out on video,” said Bill Hanney, owner of New England-based Entertainment Cinemas, which has 10 theaters in three states and 80 screens overall. “We’re investing millions of dollars and I don’t want to become a typewriter. That’s my biggest concern,” Hanney added. “It used to be that you would go to the movies and they’d take about six months to come out with the video and you had sort of forgotten the movie and thought, Oh, I’ll see it again.” The average release window has gradually shortened in recent years to the present four months and 16 days as studios seek to take advantage of the buzz a movie might have from its theatrical run. Also, if a title is still fresh in people’s minds, distributors can save money by not having to replicate expensive marketing efforts. But Harold Blank, owner of HB Entertainment in Boston, Mass., is confident the windows won’t shrink much further because he believe the studios would be cutting their own throats. “They are very smart people at the studios and if they compress that where it’s day and date, the whole system is going to collapse,” said Blank, who owns two theater complexes with a total of 20 screens. “It’s not going to happen because it’s a dangerous tact for everybody from the theater exhibition to the studios on down to the creative people who make films.” The National Association of Theater Owners is not taking the situation lightly. At ShoWest, they distributed several pages of quotes from industry leaders in favor of preserving windows including comments made in recent months by Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer, Viacom and CBS Corp. Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone and directors Ron Howard, Tim Burton, Jonathan Demme and M. Night Shyamalan. NATO President and CEO John Fithian said the theatrical window enables the viability of the movie industry and is confident that the major studios will preserve the windows rather than move to a shorter span between theatrical and DVD release or even simultaneous release. “Our patrons know that some movies are made for the cinema first while other pictures are made for television or the straight-to-DVD market. Consumers have different expectations for each category,” Fithian said. “In a world of simultaneous release, entertainment would be homogenized and consumer choice reduced.” Fithian is particularly chagrined with the massive media attention that was given earlier this year to Steven Soderbergh’s film “Bubble,” which was released in theaters on a Friday then on DVD just four days later. The experiment led to widespread speculation and debate over whether this was the future direction for movie distribution. “You know what? The movie bombed,” Fithian said, citing its paltry domestic gross of $145,000. “The reality is, windows are not changing.” Box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said at ShoWest that it is the theatrical window that makes a movie a bigger commodity after it goes from the theater to DVD to television and other ancillary markets. “If you shrink the window or you close the window, you effectively remove a time frame that gives value to a movie,” said Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. “It is imperative that the windows remain where they are or even be increased. The shrinking video window is potentially the most devastating development to hit the theatrical movie business.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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


first_imgTHE build-up to the Championship is already tense – and exciting. And the children of Stramore National School in leafy Glendowan have put together a brilliant song….all for a good cause.The county will be awash with green and gold on Friday the 24th of May as schools and businesses from tip to toe of the county are asked to don their Donegal jersey for a day in support of the 2013 Donegal GAA Senior Football Team Training Fund.Schools, companies, colleges, clubs and organisations are invited to join in on this county-wide event to add a splash of colour and fun to raising much needed funds for the sporting season ahead.Participants are asked to donate €2 to take part in what will be a great day enjoyed by all ages. “Donning your Donegal jersey for the day will be a great show of community support for Jim and the boys as they prepare for the Championship season ahead”, says County Chairman Sean Dunnion.“All donations made to the training fund will be greatly appreciated. So we invite you to ditch your shirt and tie for a day and share your true county colours with your fellow classmates, colleagues, family and friends”Alternatively if Friday May 24th does not suit, we ask organisations to host a ‘Wear Your County Colours Day’ at a more convenient date before the end of the month.For more information please contact Grace Boyle on 0868032954Now click to Play Stramore’s special video (no sign of teacher Frank McGlynn singing there!) DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAY was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAYlast_img read more


first_imgComedian Bernard: Celebrate Christmas with the Republic of Telly starDONEGAL Daily and the Mount Errigal Hotel have teamed up to bring you a Christmas Party competition you won’t want to miss – with the Republic of Telly’s Bernard O’Shea as your hilarious host!Donegal’s leading hotel has a superb line-up of Christmas entertainment and we want one lucky reader to go along to the night of his/her choice and take three friends along – absolutely free.Prize: You & 3 friends will enjoy a Glam Cocktail drinks reception by the lobby fire, be ushered to your seat by one of our party hosts to enjoy a sumptuous, Josper Centric 4 course meal.  Entertainment includes celebrity comedian Bernard O’Shea from RTE’s hit show Republic of Telly, Top 5 piece Irish Band, The James Peake Experience and a disco by John Bosco into the wee hours! There has been an incredible response to the special Christmas nights with everyone clamouring to be among the 600 guests.Further details can be found here will need to click on that link in order to answer the question which could get you the prize.So answer this simple question: What do you call the ballroom at the Mount Errigal Hotel where the Party Nights are being hosted by funnyman Bernard O’Shea?Email with your name, where you are from and a contact telephone number.Closing date is this Friday, November 15 at noon.Usual terms and condition apply; the prize is 4 tickets for the show plus dinner plus the cocktail reception. WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL – AND MEET BERNARD FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TELLY! was last modified: November 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Bernard O’SheacompetitionMount Errigal HotelWIN YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL – AND MEET BERNARD FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TELLY!last_img read more

New figures uncover the extent of abortion in Donegal

first_imgAlmost 400 women in Donegal have travelled to the UK for an abortion between 2012 and 2016, fresh figures reveal.According to the UK Department of Health and Social Care, 388 women gave a Donegal address when they travelled to England or Wales for an abortion over the five-year period.Specifically, the number of women from Donegal who travelled include 83 in 2012, 87 in 2013, 88 in 2014, 67 in 2015, and 63 in 2016. The figures are revealed today by Together For Yes as they launched their national conversations tour this week.Campaign Co-Director Orla O’Connor (pictured above) stated: “These figures from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK lay out in stark detail the numbers of women from Donegal who have travelled to the UK for an abortion between 2012 and 2016.“They prove that abortion is a reality in Donegal – it is just unsafe and unregulated. The figures don’t even take account of the number of women in Donegal who may have taken an abortion pill or travelled to another jurisdiction in Europe for an abortion.”‘Get Together For Yes’ will visit Donegal on Wednesday May 16, 2018 for an event at Dillon’s Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm.  Ms O’Connor said the local statistics of UK services show that abortion already exists in Donegal: “Overall, more than 18,000 women in Ireland travelled to the UK for an abortion during the five-year period. These include women from Donegal. The vote on May 25 therefore isn’t a vote on whether to bring abortion to Ireland – because it is quite clear that it is already here. It is a vote on whether Ireland wants to make abortion safe, regulated, and provide care to women who need abortions, or to continue allowing unsafe and unregulated abortions to take place in our country.”Ms O’Connor said Together For Yes are looking forward to a national tour of raising sensitive and difficult discussions and bringing their message into towns and local communities to encourage conversations about the referendum.New figures uncover the extent of abortion in Donegal was last modified: May 13th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Eighth Amendmentreferendumlast_img read more