Big seeds tumble out of Qatar Open

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carreno Busta was beaten by Croatia’s Borna Coric, 7-5, 2-6, 6-7 (8/10) in an enthralling match lasting 2 hours 41 minutes.And Berdych went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-7 (4/7) in the match on centre court which followed against his fellow 6ft 5ins opponent, Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.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 folkIt means the tournament has lost two of its top-ranked players after having already being shorn of three major stars — Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — before it began, as they try to recover from injuries.To complete a bad night for the seeds, number six seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia also lost, in straight sets to Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES The number five seed, Frenchmen Richard Gasquet, was untroubled by the big names falling beforehand, trouncing Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic, 6-0, 6-2.Number one seed, Austria’s Dominic Thiem, is safely through to the second round, winning his first match in straight sets on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the first round of the ATP Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on January 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARThe Qatar Open second and third seeds — Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic — crashed out of the tournament in the first round on Tuesday on a night of shocks in Doha.Both seeds lost in third set tie-breaks. ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Louie Gonzales promoted to La Salle head coachcenter_img He added that however precious the win, it did not compare to beating Murray.Coric is ranked 38 places lower than world number 10 Carreno Busta but said it was his aim to be more consistent and break into the world’s top 20 this season.“I think I can do it but I need to play very good for the whole season.”Coric had considerable success adopting a serve-and-volley approach and won 17 out of 21 points at the net in the deciding set.Overall he hit 44 winners during the match.He will play Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round. The Georgian has won their previous two encounters.Berdych, who beat Struff in the French Open last year, was returning to action after sustaining a back injury towards the end of 2017.The former world number four, now ranked 19th, started slowly, struggling to cope with the aggressive tactics of the big-serving Struff, the world number 53.“My coach and me were thinking about some tactics like playing aggressive, playing with passion. Yeah, it was great,” said Struff.“I played very aggressive in the tiebreaker and I was very happy after that one.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Busta’s match with Coric was the game of the tournament so far.The 21-year-old Croat, who beat Andy Murray last year at the Madrid Open, saved three match points to progress and afterwards described it as a “huge win”.“I think I played very good,” he told reporters.“I didn’t know what to expect, it’s the first match of the year, it’s always a little bit tricky.“But, I can say from the beginning that I was playing very good.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

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Fabrar-Liberia to Buy 40,000 Bags of Paddy Rice from Local Farmers Annually

first_imgLiberia’s agriculture sector is faced with numerous challenges, keeping the production of local commodities on a low scale. One of the constraints in the sector is the issue of marketing opportunities for many subsistence farmers across the country.For example, most rice farmers have continued to complain of the lack of markets for their produce. The farmers produce, but there are no buyers.Many thanks, however, to the initiative of Fabrar-Liberia, a local rice processing company, which has begun buying paddy rice from farmers. The rice they buy are to be processed for the Liberian market.Fabrar-Liberia aims to buy 40,000 bags of seed rice annually from local farmers across the country.Recently, this local rice processing company procured about 1,200 bags from over 100 farmers producing rice in Lofa County.For many farmers in the country, rice is mainly produced and consumed at the household level and the surplus sold at the market.That is exactly the case with farmers in Lofa, who believed that the local market was as far as their rice would go. For others, their rice may go the extra mile and make it across the border into Guinea.A lead farmer of the Bagagizia Farmers Association in Voinjama, James Dorbor, said Liberian farmers could produce enough rice to supply the local market. Bagagizia is one of several rice farming cooperatives benefiting from the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program.These farmers have been supported in lowland rice cultivation through the provision of modern equipment, irrigation structures and improved seed to increase rice production in Liberia.“Lack of buyers of the rice [that] farmers in Lofa County produce is a major challenge for many farmers in our county. If only we can get buyers, we will continue to make farms every year,” Dorbor said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bandits snatch $6M after trailing businesswoman from bank

first_imgAn East Coast Demerara (ECD) couple were on Tuesday morning robbed of some million after bandits reportedly trailed the wife home from a city bank.The incident occurred around 11:45h at the couple’s Lot 31 Chimney Road, Chateau Margot, ECD home where they operate a vehicle upholstery shop. It wasThe Boodhoo’s home where bandits cart off with $6M after trailing the wife from a city bankreported that the armed men confronted the couple moments after the woman arrived home from the bank and escaped with the cash, along with other belongings that were in her handbag.According to information reaching Guyana Times, Indranie Boodhoo went to a city bank on Tuesday morning and withdrew the money. She then took a taxi home and upon arriving there, she went into the yard, but soon after, a silver Toyota Allion motor car bearing registration number HB 8059 pulled up in front of the house.A male exited the front passenger seat and rushed into the yard, before confronting Boodhoo at gunpoint and demanding the bag. He was then joined by an armed accomplice, who came out of the driver seat.Upon realising what was happening, the woman quickly threw her handbag, which contained the money, to her husband who was also standing in the yard at the time. However, the bandits managed to get to the man before he could have escaped and pointed the gun to his head. They took the bag away from the husband, Mulchand Boodhoo, and subsequently escaped in the motor car.At the time of the robbery, one of the couple’s employees was in the yard, but was unable to aid the couple since the ordeal lasted less than five minutes. Luckily, no one was injured.Meanwhile, the taxi driver has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations. It is unclear whether the taxi the woman used was known to her or not.Nevertheless, when contacted about the robbery, C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman told this newspaper that neither of the two bandits has been arrested.However, the Commander reiterated the need for citizens to be cautious and take the necessary steps to protect themselves. In this case, the Commander posited that the woman should not have gone on her own to the bank, especially when it involved that large sum of cash.“People need to be security conscious; we keep sounding the same alarm. You can’t trust people, because you don’t know what is really going on in their minds,” he pointed out.last_img read more

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Trackers collecting non perishable food items for Huskies Fill the Bus event

first_imgThe N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers will be collecting non perishable food items for their home game in Dawson Creek tomorrow against Whitecourt. The food collected will be going towards the Fort St. John Huskies Fill the Bus event which is taking place on Sunday.The Trackers are in third place in the Bear Slashing division but are only four points out of first place.Tomorrow’s game begins at 6:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE, LOWER ROSSES, CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Mhuire CLUB NOTESLast Saturday was another historic day for our club when nearly 40 u-8s were the first team to train on the new training field. This facility will be a huge benefit to all teams and especially underage development in the future so great credit to all who involved in this project. Training continues for under 8s at 11 this Saturday.The under 10s had a blitz last Saturday in the banks. We had three teams on the day and played games against Ardara and Naomh Ultan. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day. The under 10s travel to Gaoth Dobhair this Wednesday evening for a friendly. Training continues on Saturday at 12. The under 12s played Aodh Ruadh on Monday evening and played well. Best on the night were Tuathal Lunny and Daniel Ward. Their next game is away to Kilcar next Monday evening.The under 14s lost out to Dungloe last Wednesday evening. They play Four Masters this Thursday evening with a throw-in time of 8.15 in the banks.The under 16s are the first team in championship action when they host Kilcar next Monday evening in the banks at 7.30. It would be great to get good support out for this game.The finals of the successful summer league will take place at the Banks next Thursday at 4.30. Check the website for details on scores, fixtures and tables. The summer coaching week is planned for the week of July 4th – July 8th.The Seniors and Reserves had a home fixture last weekend against Milford and while both teams played well in the first half of both games there was still a lot of work to do but both teams played great second halves and eventually went on to win well. This weekend see away fixtures for both teams to Buncrana on Saturday evening. Please check website and papers for throw in details.Ladies Championsip quarter final against Fanad Gaels is foxed for July 3rd. Venue To be sorted. Next league game is at home to Bundoran with no date set. The under 14 girls beat Naomh Conaill last Friday evening to qualify for the county semi-final. They play Moville this Friday evening in Glenswilly at 7.30. Good luck to all our teams.Lotto details for week 15th June; jackpot 1800 euro. No jackpot winner. There were no 3 winners. Numbers were 4-5-9-15.The club are now in a position to sell Azzurri “Windcheaters Tops” with club crest on them. These items of clothing are exclusively being sold by the club, sizes range from xxl to childrens range. To order contact Donal O’Searcaigh on 0863189331. Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE, LOWER ROSSES, CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:NAOMH MHUIRE LOWER ROSSES GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: ST MARY’S, CONVOY

first_imgBingo in Hall @9 on Tues Lotto Results for 28/02/12 KK,LK,KE,MH one winner Brian Bonner Drumkeen with next week’s Jackpot €4100St Patricks Day ribbons on sale @€2 in aid of The Carers Association and St Marys GAA Club in Local premises in Drumkeen, Convoy and Raphoe (Buy Local and The Proceeds will stay local).Well Done to all the boys from the Local schools in the Parish who played at half-time in the Donegal v Cork Game at Mc Cumhaill thanks to all involved and the Mc Cumhaill clubfor thier hospitality . Club Reg now due and must be paid by March 31st €3 for u 18 and €20 for adultsReg must be paid up if anyone is wishing to order tickets for Donegal GamesTickets are currently on sale for club development draw to take place on April 8th 15 prizes in total top prize of €50001 for €10 or 3 for €20 sellers will be around over the next few weeks or contact Paul Mc Mullan 0877857980 Training Sat Morning For u 14 girs from 10 -11 we need more girls out to training as the games will be starting by the end of the Monthu8-u12 boys and girls Sat Morning from 11-12 Bring your own drink pleaseSenior Ladies Training on Wed @ 8 and Sun @ 10 Gaelic for Mothers and others wed @ 8.15 come along for the crack and exercise too GAA NOTES: ST MARY’S, CONVOY was last modified: March 4th, 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:St Mary’s Convoylast_img read more

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Chelsea star earns second Guinness World Record

first_img REVEALED Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas broke the record back in 2016. 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice shining Fabregas beat Ryan Giggs’ record with the Manchester United star reaching 100 assists in 367 games.It’s not his first Guinness World Record either having set one on Sky 1 TV show A League of Their Own by completing ‘the most volley passes in 30 seconds by a pair’, completing 15 with ex-Liverpool and Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp.“I’m not the fastest, I’m not the strongest, I’m not the most flexible, I don’t jump high,” Fabregas said.“But to achieve this record in my career is one of the proudest things in my job, because it is my job and I did it well.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football Stories REVEALED center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has received his second Guinness World Record by becoming the player to reach 100 Premier League assists the fastest.The Spaniard completed the feat in his 293rd match in the English top tier, a 4-2 win over Stoke City on December 31, 2016. REPLY RANKED Fabregas’ future is not certain at the moment though with games hard to come by under new boss Maurizio Sarri.It has been reported Atletico Madrid are ready to offer him an escape route, though, with manager Diego Simeone making him his No.1 transfer target. MONEY ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

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DDTV: GREAT VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE GOLAN BOGMAN RACE

first_imgA few clips and highlights of the Golan Bogman Race, which was organised and hosted by Donegal MTB (http://www.donegalmtb.com/home.php).Woman’s Awards –1st Place: Clara Cole-Hawthorn2nd Place: Ursula MacPherson Men’s Awards –1st Place: Shaun Stewart2nd Place: Eddie Sweeney3rd Place: Danny HunterVisit the Donegal MTB website and check out all the events happening around this part of the country.http://www.donegalmtb.com/home.phphttp://www.cyclingireland.ie/Home.aspxFilmed and Edited by Brendan McCallion(Guardian Films) DDTV: GREAT VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE GOLAN BOGMAN RACE was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BOGMAN RACEDDTVDONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUBlast_img read more

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A long search ends for sisters

first_imgPALMDALE – It was the best Christmas present she’s ever had, Jacquie Hilton said of uniting at last with a half sister she heard about but had never met. The meeting was almost too late. Her sister, Dot Hilton Warren, whose family had been searching for Hilton for 24 years, was critically ill, suffering from congestive heart failure and diabetes. “When they at long last made contact with me, it was like a dream come true. In the back of my mind I barely remembered hearing that I had a sister and, possibly, two brothers, but I wasn’t sure it was true,” Hilton said. On Dec. 13, Hilton got a phone call from a niece telling her that her older half sister – the women had the same father but different mothers – was in a hospital in Portland, Ore., with not much time left. Warran and a daughter, visiting from Rhode Island, got on a plane the same day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “When we took off I was still in the same clothes I’d been wearing all day,” she said. “I didn’t know how it would play out – how my nephews and I would recognize each other when I deplaned but I shouldn’t have worried,” Hilton said. “There was such a strong family resemblance that we knew each other immediately. And from the very first, I could feel love flowing between us.” Dot, 82, rallied when she arrived. By the time Jacquie had to leave again, she said it felt like they’d known each other forever. It almost seemed as though Dot clung to life just long enough to see and get to know her little sister, 11 years her junior. Dot died peacefully on Dec. 15. “Our father, Jack Hilton, was a good man. He was a barber and both our mothers had been beauticians. I had to let Dot know what a loving and kind man he really was and how he loved all his children,” said Hilton. Dot was only 1 when their father left his first wife, her mother. She always felt he had abandoned them, Hilton said. Hilton’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old. She stayed with her grandmother while her mother worked, but her father would come back and take her. “I’d be out playing in the front yard, and he would just come and take me away with him. He was a good father and I missed him a lot but when he did that it drove my grandmother crazy. After all, she was responsible for me,” said Hilton. Her father started having seizures and had to be put in a rehabilitation hospital. After that, her mother told her he was dead, she said. As Dot grew older, she heard that their father had married again and that she had a baby sister. “Over the years,” Hilton said, “finding me had become a Warren family joke. Greeting each other didn’t begin with ‘Hello.’ Conversations always started with ‘Have you found Aunt Jacquie yet?”‘ Her sister’s family finally located her after finding her name on the Internet. Hilton, the widow of Leonard John Iasparro, has two daughters, Valerie Kelly and Cynthia Reppe, both of Jamestown, R.I.; five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great grandson. A holistic medicine nutritionist and herbalist, she’s a dance enthusiast, an astrologer, animal rescuer, holds a doctorate in holistic health and has been an Antelope Valley resident at since 1989. She intends to spend a lot of time in the future enjoying her best Christmas present ever…a wonderful new family. — Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: HOLIDAY. Tuesday: Braised beef and noodles, soup, zucchini squash, tossed salad, citrus cup. Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn nibblets, three bean salad, tomato juice, lemon pudding. Thursday: Creole chicken, rice pilaf, soup, Normandy vegetables, cottage cheese, cookies. Friday: Ham slice, sweet potatoes, egg drop soup, stewed tomatoes, creamy coleslaw, banana.— This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742.160Want 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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Men’s Basketball To Open Gulf Coast Showcase Against WKU

first_imgESTERO, Fla. — The Drake University men’s basketball team continues its rigorous stretch of five games in eight days with the first of three games at the Gulf Coast Challenge in Estero, Fla. The Bulldogs open up play in the three-day tournament Monday against Western Kentucky at 5 p.m. CST. Drake will then face either Central Michigan or Weber State on Tuesday in the second game. The third game will feature of the other four teams in the field, Duquesne, Murray State, Milwaukee or Pepperdine. All three games will be available to view via the BD Global Sports YouTube channel.The Bulldogs travel to Southwestern Florida with a 1-2 record after falling at home to UMKC Saturday evening, 79-73. Last season, the Bulldogs scored 70 or more points just eight times all season. This season they have hit that mark in all three games to date.Sophomore guard Reed Timmer has led the Bulldogs to date with a pair of 19-point games followed by 23 points on Saturday. That performance was just two points shy of a career high. True freshman Dominik Olejniczak has led the rebounding efforts with an average of eight boards per outing off the bench.Monday’s opponent, WKU, is coming off a 67-66 win over Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers were led by 22 points from Justin Johnson and 20 points and 13 rebounds from Nigel SnipesPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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