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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 during a World Group Quarter final Davis Cup tennis match between Spain and Germany at the bullring in Valencia, Spain, Friday April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)VALENCIA, Spain — Rafael Nadal returned to action after a long injury layoff on Friday, comfortably defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to leave Spain even with Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.It was the 23rd straight win for Nadal since 2005, setting the Davis Cup record combining singles and doubles.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments The top-ranked Nadal hadn’t played since the Australian Open quarterfinals because of a right hip injury, and was never challenged by the 34th-ranked Kohlschreiber at the bullring staging the clay-court tie in Valencia.“It’s positive, winning in straight sets. I feel comfortable back on the clay,” Nadal said.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 crown“To play at home at a bullring stadium, it’s very unique. Coming back from injuries is always difficult, but it’s great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day.”Germany won the opening singles when world No. 4 Alexander Zverev defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Nadal, in his first Davis Cup tie since 2016, had 30 winners against only eight by Kohlschreiber, but the Spaniard finished with eight double faults. Nadal had 18 break opportunities, converting seven.Earlier, Zverev cruised past the 33rd-ranked Ferrer with four aces and 27 winners.“I played more aggressively as the match went on. It’s my first clay-court match in a very long time, so it was great to find my rhythm so quickly,” Zverev said. “With Nadal in their team, it’s a point we’re not expecting to get, so it’s important to start well.”This is the teams’ first Davis Cup meeting since 2004.Spain is trying to extend its winning streak at home to 27 ties. Italy holds the Davis Cup record with a 29-tie unbeaten run at home from 1949-64. Spain hasn’t lost a tie as host since the first round in 1999 against Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT Max Holloway fails to make weight, scrapping main UFC bout Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

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first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the nearly 4,000 people that watched the first game between Creamline and PayMaya in the championship round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, the match in front of their eyes was the first step in taking the title.But for High Flyers head coach Roger Gorayeb, what he saw was a performance not worthy to even be in a championship conversation.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Kevin Durant puts on show for Filipino fans Although the set scores weren’t blowouts, the Cool Smashers handily beat the High Flyers, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.And Gorayeb wasn’t shy in describing his team’s championship intensity, or the lack thereof.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I can’t put into words what happened during the game,” said Gorayeb in Filipino as his team fell 0-1 in the best-of-three series. “The teamwork was gone, the passion was gone, the desire was gone.”“It’s as if we went here to just play a volleyball, but not a championship game. It’s like we played in the eliminations that we can afford to lose because there will be 10 more games after this.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Creamline held a 13-11 lead midway through the fourth set but that two-paint margin was just the precursor of an impending 9-2 Cool Smashers run that Alyssa Valdez capped off with a smooth kill for the 22-15 buffer.And one of the two points that were put on PayMaya’s board during the run wasn’t the High Flyers’ own doing, as it was an error when Valdez overshot her spike.“Alyssa didn’t play that well today but it was us who had the problem,” said Gorayeb. “The way we played today was as if this wasn’t a championship game, we played better in our previous games where we really fought.”“This is our worst game, we had bad games before but this was the worst.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSeveral students from primary schools in Canje, Berbice, were honoured by a New York organisation for their exemplary performances at the recently concluded National Grade Six Assessment.Some of the recipients pose with their teachers The children each received monetary donations aimed at assisting them with their school materials as the new school year approaches.Those who benefited from the donation were from Zorg, Gangaram, Adelphi, Rose Hall, Cumberland, Fort Ordinance and Number Two primary schools.US$150 was given to the top student of each school, while the second place student in each school received US$125. The third and fourth place students were awarded US$100 each.The East Canje/New York Organisation consists of persons who are former residents of Canje but are now residing in the United States. The organisation has been making the donations for the past 11 years.Local representative, Anil Beharry thanked the education system which he said was responsible for the children’s success.“We want to wish these children well and hope as they get older, they will get better because our future lies in the hands of these young people,” he said.Saturday’s project was not the only charitable project for the community undertaken by the East Canje/New York Organisation but rather, funds are being raised to assist in the development of the Rose Hall Estate Cricket Ground.Beharry noted that a domino competition is expected to be held in New York and the proceeds will go towards developing the Rose Hall Community Centre Ground; one that was used as a first-class ground for cricket.last_img read more

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first_imgOfficials with the Assistance League this weekend kicked off a donation drive in collaboration with area Stein Marts. Organizers said anyone who brings in clean, slightly used clothing to the store today can receive coupons for 20 percent off of store merchandise. The donations will replenish inventory at the Bargain Bin thrift shop in Uptown Whittier. Money from that thrift store goes to the Assistance League of Whittier, which uses it to fund philanthropy projects in the community. Marjorie Williams, president of the Assistance League, said this weekend’s “Trade In, Trade Up” drive sounded like a good partnership. LA MIRADA – Cynthia Ortega stopped at the Stein Mart store and donated some dresses to the Assistance League of Whittier. Ortega, 31, said she initially planned to donate the clothing to the Goodwill. But at Stein Mart this weekend, she’s getting back discount coupons for her donations. “I have a lot of things I was going to give away, but it’s nice to get a coupon for that stuff anyway,” Ortega, of Whittier, said Friday. “I heard a lot of positive things, so thought it would be a good thing for the Whittier chapter to be in involved in,” she said. C.L. Latham, who helped organized the donation drive, said “Trade In, Trade Up” has been a longtime annual campaign for Stein Mart stores. The La Mirada store, at 15745 Imperial Highway, opened last month, so this is the first donation drive for local residents. Williams said Stein Mart customers have donated tons of clothes over the past two days. “We are just overwhelmed,” she said. Since today is the last day of the trade-in drive, Latham encouraged customers to hurry in. Stein Mart is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. “Once the supply of coupons runs out, that’s it,” she said. “They gave us about 500 coupons, and we’re trying to make sure we spread them as widely as possible.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 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_imgCALGARY, ALBERTA – The National Energy Board is recommending approval for NOVA Gas Transmissions NGTL System Expansion Project from the Federal Government.The board released the final report today and listed 48 conditions that must be met before the project goes any further.5 of the conditions in the report are specific to the protecting and restoring the caribou habitat.- Advertisement -The project also runs through through three boreal woodland caribou ranges. Boreal woodland caribou are listed as “threatened” on schedule 1 of the species at risk act according to the release from the NEB.Also required by federal law, the board has also submitted the report with its recommendation on the project to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada. The total estimated cost of the project is $1.29 billion.last_img read more

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first_img“They don’t hang silver medals at Melwood (Liverpool’s training ground),” Klopp warned amid the euphoria of making it to Kiev this weekend after an enthralling 7-6 aggregate semi-final win over Roma.“There’s still a job to do but that’s how it is. Going to a final is really nice but winning is even nicer.”Those are words of a man who has been there and suffered before. Each of his five final defeats had their own context, but hurt all the same.“If something is really important for you, you have to be ready for suffering. That is how life is,” Klopp said this week.“If you want guarantees then don’t qualify for a final, stay at home or go on holiday.”Klopp’s unfortunate run began in another Champions League final, five years ago at Wembley, as Dortmund lost out to bitter German rivals Bayern Munich 2-1 courtesy of Arjen Robben’s last minute winner.That run to the final proved to be the beginning of the end for Klopp’s great Dortmund side that had won two Bundesliga titles and thrashed Bayern 5-2 in the 2012 German Cup final – the only final success of his career.A year on from Wembley, they lost to Bayern once more in the German Cup final 2-0 after extra-time in a highly contentious game as Mats Hummels — just one of many of Klopp’s Dortmund stars who would move to Bayern — had a goal wrongly not given before the 90 minutes were up when the ball had crossed the line in the days before goal line technology.– “The legs will be fine” –Klopp’s first European final with Liverpool ended in defeat to Sevilla © AFP / PAUL ELLISKlopp’s final season at the German giants was a difficult one. A seventh-placed finish was far more respectable than seemed likely for most of the campaign as they even sat bottom of the Bundesliga in February, and a season to forget was capped with a 3-1 German Cup final defeat to a Kevin de Bruyne-inspired Wolfsburg.Since joining Liverpool in October 2015, progress in the Premier League has been steady if unspectacular with two fourth-placed finishes after ending his first season in eighth. But it is in Cup competitions that Klopp has made his mark on Liverpool.Defeat on penalties to Manchester City in the 2016 League Cup final was followed by his first truly great Anfield night by coming from 3-1 down to beat Dortmund 4-3 in the Europa League quarter-finals.Villarreal were then swept aside, but despite taking a deserved first-half lead against Sevilla in the final in Basel, Liverpool wilted after the break to lose 3-1.Klopp’s demands on his players to play a high-energy pressing game has previously been blamed for his side’s form failing off towards the end of the season.But with two weeks to prepare between Liverpool’s final Premier League game of the season and Saturday’s final, Klopp insists that won’t be the case this time round.“We were unlucky in the (Europa League) final,” he added. “Second-half, it was legs. This time the legs will be fine.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Five to forget: Jurgen Klopp has lost his last five finals as a coach © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISKIEV, Ukraine, May 25 – “We’ve won it five times,” Liverpool supporters sing to celebrate their five European Cup final victories, but Jurgen Klopp, manager of the English giants, is attempting to end a very different run of results in Saturday’s Champions League final.Klopp has lost his last five finals, three with Borussia Dortmund before moving to Anfield in 2015, and two in his debut season with the Reds.last_img read more

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first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Well it only seems like yesterday but it’s weeks away from being a year.I’m referring to the annual Finn Valley 5k going now all of 40 years and its out there once again on Stephen’s Day appealing to walkers, joggers and runners to join in to participate for the craic, join with their friends /family to indeed involve themselves for the charity of their choice or alternatively simply turn up and have a go.The event has raised thousands of euro for particular charities over the years but now invites those involved to raise funds for their own particular cause if they so chose. The event has overcome difficult conditions weatherwise in 2010 and 2009 but in the best sense the show had to go on and go on it did adapting to the situation however difficult.Fingers crossed and in consultation with Mickey the Post our local weather man we are more upbeat for the 2011 version.It’s a 2pm start – enter on the day right up to race time – or better still hit the organising commmittee with an email on finnvalley1@gmail.com.It’s a family day a day to meet up with friends home for the festive season and from the youngest to the oldest there is a welcome indeed the oldest walker in recent years was 84 – so no excuses. A community day in every sense . See u there and while current world athletic champions Vivian Cheruiyot ( Kenya ) and Mo Farah (England) hold the respective records it’s clearly a community event open to all young and not so young.FINN VALLEY AC LAUNCH ST STEPHEN’S DAY 5K was last modified: November 10th, 2011 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:finn valleyFINN VALLEY AC STEPHEN’S DAY 5Klast_img read more

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first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 However, Galatasaray have now entered the race for Cahill, with Turkish-Football saying the centre-half is the Istanbul club’s number one January target TOP WORK Cahill joined Chelsea in January 2012 for a reported £7million fee, going on to win the FA Cup and Champions League within his first five months at Stamford Bridge.He’s added to his trophy haul with a further FA Cup, two Premier League titles, a League Cup and a Europa League in the six years since. It seems Cahill’s final Chelsea trophy will be last season’s FA Cup IN DEMAND 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Latest transfer news REVEALED He’s started just two matches in all competitions since the beginning of the season, and last month Cahill admitted he will assess his future in west London if his situation has not improved by the time of the January window.West Ham were linked with the former England international last week, while Cahill also has admirers in Spain too. targets RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cahill has fallen out of favour since Maurizio Sarri’s appointment as Chelsea manager LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has emerged as a January target for Galatasaray, according to reports in Turkey.Centre-back Cahill, 32, is expected to leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens having struggled for game time under Maurizio Sarri, the club’s manager. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more

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first_imgA BRILLIANT Donegal student will be spending St Patrick’s weekend in Holland – preparing to take on the rest of the world!Convoy man Christopher Kilpatrick, a student in the DIT School of Electrical Engineering Systems, will spend St. Patrick’s Day in Rotterdam this year, as a guest of the Dutch National Skills team.As part of their preparation for World Skills, the Dutch team invites a small number of countries to partake in this Skills Masters Competition. It will take place over three days in the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam as part of a major Careers Exhibition from the 14th to the 16th of March. Christopher started his electrical apprenticeship with the ESB and is now an ESB-sponsored full-time student and is in the second year of his degree in Electrical Engineering in DIT.He will represent Ireland in the World Skills Competition this July in Leipzig, Germany.Colm Agnew, lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering Systems and National Expert for Industrial Control, will accompany Christopher to the competition and will assist in the judging.He said “This competition will give Christopher some very valuable international experience ahead of the World Skills, and thanks are due to Mr. Tom Corrigan (Dean of Apprentice Education) and staff in the School for their support in facilitating this trip for him. “Christopher will be flying the Irish, Donegal and DIT flags at this event and no doubt will do us proud!”  WORLD BEATER! DONEGAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SKILLS COMPETITION was last modified: March 12th, 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:convoyWORLD BEATER! DONEGAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SKILLS COMPETITIONlast_img read more

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first_imgBongani Nkosi Blind people are also enjoying theWorld Cup. (Image: Ndaba Dlamini, Joburg) SANCB has been praised for its efforts.(Image: SANCB)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lindie SutherlandCommunications OfficerSANCB+27 12 452 3811RELATED ARTICLES• Mercy Vision: sight to the blind• Bafana go out with pride intact• World Cup world record for SA fan• Epic run to put smiles on facesBlind and partially sighted South Africans now have the opportunity to follow the 2010 Fifa World Cup action like almost every other spectator, thanks to new technology funded by Fifa and initiated by the Swiss National Association for the Blind.Run by the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB), the Audio Description Project is providing special sound broadcasts of 44 matches in six of the 10 host stadiums – specifically for the blind and partially sighted.Specially trained commentators are used in the stadiums to describe the action as it happens, ensuring that the blind and partially sighted fans also enjoy the vibrant vuvuzela-dominated atmosphere.The broadcasts differ from traditional television and radio sports commentaries because they chiefly focus on the movements of the ball, according to the SANCB. The broadcaster “reads the game very fast and is able to comment on all aspects in detail”, the organisation said.The Institute of Advancement of Journalism trained the broadcasters and students from the Academy of Sound Engineering are responsible for maintaining the technical audio systems.Jace Nair, national executive director of the SANCB, who is also blind, has been at two of the specially broadcast matches at Johannesburg’s Soccer City. “I attended the opening match and the one between the Netherlands and Denmark. I was just enthralled by the live audio broadcasts,” he said.Johannesburg’s two venues, Soccer City and Ellis Park, provide audio facilities for all their matches, and so does Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth and Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.Each of the six stadiums has special centres to accommodate the blind and partially sighted. In these centres 15 seats are fitted with Sony hi-tech headphones for the special audio broadcasts, and another 15 seats are reserved for sighted guides. Nair said the headphones provide an exciting atmosphere, enabling one to “still hear the sound of the vuvuzela in the background”.SANCB was responsible for the application process of the special tickets, which went for R140 (US$18). Tickets for the guides were free. All in all, 660 special tickets were set aside for the project and distributed through Fifa.The initiative has been very well received and all such tickets have sold. “We received applications from all over the country,” said Nair.SANCB praised Some of the spectators who have attended the specially broadcast matches have even sent letters of praise to SANCB. “We’ve had a phenomenal response from visually impaired people who have attended the matches,” Nair said. “We’ve found the project very beneficial.”Thomas Ka-Simelane, who has been to seven matches, enjoyed being in the stadium with other football fanatics. “The feeling of being in the stadium with all the other people matters greatly …”Ridhwaan Mayet also loved being part of the crowd: “When the goal was scored the crowd erupted simultaneously. It was fantastic to be part of the cheering and excitement.”Pasha Alden wrote: “”As you would know, a blind person often hears about a goal or an event when it has already taken place and half the cheer is over.“One of the greatest joys for me was cheering simultaneously with the crowds when a goal was scored, without the forced delay brought on by a companion or friend, not trained in audio description, doing their best to relay as much as possible of what transpired.”Francois Jacobs wrote that the fast-paced commentary allowed him to follow the match more accurately. “The fact that there was no time delay in the commentary made … me feel comfortable with responding to events on the field without holding back.”Leaving a legacyWith the Audio Description Project being the first of its kind to be run at sport venues around the country, the SANCB is hoping that it will leave a legacy after the World Cup to benefit the estimated 500 000 blind and partially sighted South Africans.The organisation is currently involved in talks with national sport bodies, including the South African Football Association, to get other tournaments to offer a similar service, Nair said.“We’d like to see a legacy from this,” he said. “We’d like to extend it to all the other sporting codes, like cricket and matches of the Premier Soccer League, and introduce it to venues like theatres and cinemas.”last_img read more

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