first_img Loading… “As long as the shoulder stays healthy and my body allows me to, I hope there is a lot of time left for me,” she said. Sharapova won the Brisbane title in 2015 and joins a high-class field for next week’s event spearheaded by Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka. World number two Karolina Pliskova is also playing as are fellow top 10 stars Elina Svitolina, Petra Kvitova and Kiki Bertens. “It’s a fresh start after a tough last season,” said Sharapova. “There were a lot of ups and downs, there were times when I was ready but the shoulder wasn’t. Read Also: Nadal: Wimbledon loss to Djokovic was harder than Australia Open “But I have had a fairly good off season and I am motivated to compete. At this point in my career when I have that feeling, it’s a good sign.” The Brisbane International begins on January 6, with Sharapova then scheduled to play the Kooyong Classic exhibition event in Melbourne before the opening grand Slam of the year from January 20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former world number one Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she still had “a lot of fire” as she attempts to resurrect her career after an injury-plagued 2019. The five-time major winner will open her 2020 campaign in Brisbane after being awarded a wildcard by organisers in preparation for the Australian Open later in January. Maria Sharapova will begin to rebuild her career in next week’s Brisbane tournament “To be fair when I was younger I never saw myself playing past 30,” the 32-year-old Russian told reporters in Brisbane. “But I still feel there is a lot in me to give. I still have a lot of fire in me and I am big competitor.” Sharapova has not played since a first-round loss to career-long rival Serena Williams at the US Open in August. She has slipped to 133 in the world rankings after a 2019 season ruined by a shoulder injury which limited her to 15 competitive matches.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

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first_img Loading… Read Also:Nadal insists Federer Slam record not on his mind Kvitova, who has identified the attacker, is currently playing at Brisbane International tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open where she reached the finals last year. Despite grim forecasts by doctors, who even warned she might lose her fingers, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion has recovered and continued her successful career. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A Czech court said Wednesday it had raised the prison term for the man who had attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a knife at her Czech home to 11 years from a previous eight. “We have changed the crime classification from serious battery to a serious case of burglary with a longer prison term,” Stanislav Cik, spokesman for the High Court in the eastern city of Olomouc, told AFP. A Czech court raises to the prison term from eight to 11 years for a man who launched a knife attack against tennis star Petra Kvitova. “The ruling is legitimate,” he added. The attacker and the prosecution had appealed against the original sentence. The 29-year-old world number seven Kvitova suffered career-threatening injuries to her playing left hand as she fought off the intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December 2016. Police said the attacker, identified as 34-year-old Radim Zondra, did not know whose flat he was entering after pretending to be a technician checking boilers.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful MutationsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better After suffering the cuts, Kvitova offered him money to leave the flat, which he accepted. Last March Zondra was sentenced to eight years in prison by a regional court while serving a prison term for another crime.last_img read more

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first_img Simon Kjær, born in Horsens (Denmark) on March 26, 1989, started his career in the academy at FC Midtjylland, making his first-team debut in the 2007/08 season. During his career, he has also played with US Palermo, VfL Wolfsburg, AS Roma, LOSC Lille, Fenerbahçe SK, Sevilla FC and Atalanta BC, registering 20 goals in a total of 408 appearances. Loading… Read Also: Ibrahimovic inspires AC Milan to victory in first start Kjær has been the captain of the Denmark national team since 2016, with 3 goals in 95 appearances. Kjær will speak to media for the first time as an AC Milan player during a press conference on Thursday, January 16th FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisementcenter_img AC Milan have reached an agreement with Sevilla FC for the acquisition of Simon Thorup Kjær on a six-month loan until June 30, 2020, with an option to make the deal permanent. Promoted ContentHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfWhat Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Modern Day RealitiesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli questioned the mentality of his side after crumbling to a 3-0 Champions League last 16, second leg defeat to Leipzig on Tuesday to bow out of the competition 4-0 on aggregate.Advertisementcenter_img Marcel Sabitzer profited from two errors by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the first 21 minutes to give Leipzig a commanding lead before substitute Emil Forsberg added the third late on.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was repeatedly used the absence of key injured players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min for a run of six games without a win in all competitions.But Alli insisted that is not a good enough excuse for the manner in which last season’s Champions League finalists exited the competition with a whimper.“We were missing some good players, but that’s football, that happens. This is Tottenham, the players that come in have to step up and we haven’t done that today,” Alli told BT Sport.“I think we have to apologise to the fans. They travelled all this way and to go out and lose like that, they deserve better.”Alli refused to point the finger at Lloris, but claimed Spurs were not mentally strong enough to produce the same sort of fightback as they did from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax in last season’s semi-finals.“We were second to a lot of balls, to concede them goals shows our mentality wasn’t strong enough,” added Alli.“We have to stay together and not talk about anyone in particular.“It’s not down to one player to score goals, to stop goals, the whole team performance and the mentality wasn’t strong enough.”Tottenham now have just nine games left this season in the Premier League to try and avoid missing out on the Champions League for the first time in five seasons.Mourinho’s men lie eighth in the table, seven points off the top four, and badly need to end their barren run at home to Manchester United on Sunday.“I think probably it is (a) good (thing),” said Mourinho of his side’s exit from Europe. “Sometimes difficult moments are moments that can prepare the future in a better way.”Dele Alli blamed Tottenham’s mental fragilities for a 3-0 defeat by LeipzigRead Also: Coronavirus: Arsenal stars quarantined after ‘contact’ with Olympiakos chiefOn top of losing Kane and Son, Mourinho pointed to the absence of Steven Bergwijn, Moussa Sissoko and Davinson Sanchez for his side’s capitulation in Germany.“People can say excuses but I’m pretty sure it is bad for anyone.“I don’t think anyone would resist to such a situation. In this moment we have matches to play in the Premier League with these players, there are not others, and we go until our limits. Let’s see how we end the season.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_imgOn February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France. Juve accused of bringing the virus to France A former Lyon doctor believes the pandemic entered France through that match. It would be the ‘ground-zero’, the moment when the disease arrived in France, a theory that a few others share. Marcel Garrigou-Grandchamp, a former Olympique doctor, shared this opinion on ‘Sport’. “That match should not have been played, as it brought Juventus fans to Lyon, which was not a risk area,” he said. On 26 February, there were only 445 confirmed cases in Italy and only 20 deaths. All of them, in the north, were concentrated in Lombardy, a region close to Piedmont, whose capital is Turin.Advertisement Read Also: Man Utd eye Juventus defender after failing to settle in Italy Juventus, for their part, dissociate themselves from this theory of Garrigou-Grandchamp and rely on the study carried out by the Regional Health Agency of Lyon, in which the relationship between the positives registered in the 14 days following the match and this one was ruled out. Now, more than a month after that, it is clear that everything should have stopped before, but talking about it afterwards is easy. It was hard for Europe to see that the virus would be so problematic, and it will pay for it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time In France, on the other hand, there were only 18 cases, with only one death. The situation soon got out of hand in Italy, and in France too. This match had not received as much media attention as the Valencia-Atalanta match two weeks later, which clearly brought the virus with it (35% of the Valencia squad have suffered from it).last_img read more

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first_imgDuterte on Thursday said Cayetano, whochairs the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee, is “innocent” ofcorruption.   House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. BUSINESSMIRROR This will be the fourth time that thecountry is hosting the biennial sporting event with the first three happened in1981, 1991 and 2005./PN Cayetano was blamed for the issuesthat hounded the SEA Games such as the delayed transport and accommodation ofsome athletes, unfinished venues and limited availability of halal food optionsamong others.  “I am not investigating Cayetano. I amjust trying to find out because I think, I said, the money must not have beenproperly disbursed. I know that Cayetano cannot handle everything. He has todelegate (tasks). You have different levels, echelons,” he added.center_img Manila – President Rodrigo Duterte has absolved House of Representativesspeaker Alan Peter Cayetano from the alleged corruption in the 2019 SoutheastAsian (SEA) Games.  “If you are a reasonable man… do notcreate a firestorm now because we are in the thick of the preparation. Let usinvestigate after and I assure you I will investigate,” he added. Duterte recently said he wanted toprobe into the corruption allegations against the organizers of the event. Hewill assign some retired auditors from the Commission on Audit and lawyers toconduct the investigation.  last_img read more

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first_img Previously, Ceneco has already apprehended several illegal gadgets and filed electric pilferage cases against its users./PN She urged the public not to be easilypersuaded by gadgets that offer savings or reduction of electricityconsumption. She added that member-consumers canpay their bills to Ceneco offices or any of the authorized payment centers suchas Alvio Business Centers, SM, Savemore, Banks, among others.  “Past due bills are not accepted inthe centers,” Jayme noted. In an advisory, Ceneco general managerLolita Jayme, reminded member-consumers to promptly pay their bills nine daysafter receipt. Otherwise, their account will be automatically considered pastdue.center_img BACOLOD City – Starting this month,the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will strictly implement a “onebill policy.” “We will not hesitate to file cases against posers or scammers victimizing unsuspecting consumers,” she also said. “Failure to do so would mean youraccount will automatically become past due,” Jayme explained, saying it isconvenient to pay the bills promptly to avoid receipt of notice ofdisconnection. last_img read more

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first_img“The situation in South Korea placesit on the same category as China (inclusive Hong Kong and Macau), and thereforedemands similar treatment of persons traveling therefrom…” Defensor said. The governor ordered that “persons inthe province of Iloilo travelling from South Korea shallbe assessed pursuant to the COVID-19 Decision Tool.” TIGHT SCREENING. As two alert airport security personnel watch, newly-arrived airline passengers pick up their baggage from conveyors after undergoing x-ray inspection at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Defensor said there is a need toimmediately act on the matter following the radical spread of the virus inSouth Korea which is similar to the situation in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. They may be classified as personsunder monitoring (PUMs) or persons under investigation (PUIs) and may bequarantined. ILOILO – The provincial governmentordered the monitoring of persons with travel history in South Korea followingthe surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the East Asiancountry. South Korea has reported more than 800new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total infections to 3,150, theKorea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday. Thisis the largest outbreak outside of China.center_img The country first said there were 594new cases but later reported that an additional 219 new cases had beenconfirmed. Together they logged a record dailyincrease in infections since South Korea confirmed its first patient on Jan.20. Another person is confirmed to have died from the virus, bringing the deathtoll to 17. The city and provincial governmentrecently jointly agreed to cancel the religious gathering “RUN for Jesus” in LaPaz district scheduled on Feb. 27 where South Korean delegates were supposed toparticipate. Since Feb. 26, the Philippinegovernment has been implementing travel restrictions for passengers from NorthGyeongsang Province, South Korea, including Daegu City and Cheongdo County, andalso banned Filipino tourists from traveling to any part of South Korea,including Jeju Island. (CapitolNews/PN) Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issuedExecutive Order 28-A to further strengthen quarantine procedures and otherprevention and control measures against COVID-19.last_img read more

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first_imgSenator Francis Tolentino MANILA – Sen. Francis Tolentino wantsto waive thelicensure examination of over 1,500 medical schoolgraduates so they can help in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). Tolentino asked the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to waive the last two days of the licensure examinations for new doctors scheduled this month so they can be deployed by the Department of Health (DOH). He added that his suggestion would be similar to Italy’s move waiving the licensure exam for 10,000 medical graduates as well as to United Kingdom, which opted for this emergency move during both World Wars. “In a national health crisis, such as a pandemic, we are also at war, with the lives of our countrymen at stake, and our health workers are on the frontlines, but they need reinforcements now. In such extraordinary times, we need to adopt.” Tolentino said.center_img Tolentino cited Section 12 of Republic Act No. 2382 or the Medical Act of 1959 which states in the presence of pandemics or national emergencies, “medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine, and registered nurses are allowed to render medical services upon authorization by the Secretary of Health without need of a certificate of registration.” The neophyte senator said the 1,524 medicine graduates taking the licensure exam this year should be automatically “authorized as doctors “pending the completion of exams” upon waiver of the same by the Professional Regulation Commission. “Sa Italy, ginawa na nila ito. Hindi na nila pinakuha ng licensure examination ang 10,000 nilang medical graduates at pinayagan na silang maging ganap na mga doktor para agad silang makatulong sa COVID-19 health crisis nila doon,” Tolentino said./PNlast_img read more

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first_imgSeveral thousand followers of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered Saturday in their cars and on motorbikes in the center of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s coronavirus crisis. People wave Spanish flags during a drive-in protest organized by Spain’s far-right party Vox against the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain Saturday, May 23, 2020. AP PHOTO/MANU FERNANDEZ The party accuses the government of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of lying about the impact of the health crisis and of violating Spaniards’ rights by confining people to their homes and closing businesses during the lockdown.center_img Vox called for protesters to attend the protests in their vehicles and thus skirt the ban on social gatherings in effect under the nation’s two-month long state of emergency designed to reduce contagion risks. (AP)last_img read more

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