Halep and Wozniacki aim for Australian Open first

first_imgThe gritty Halep, 26, made her only previous Grand Slam final appearances at Roland Garros in 2014 and 2017.The Romanian has only beaten Wozniacki twice in their six previous matches, the most recent meeting ending in a 6-0, 6-2 battering by the Dane at the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore.“The way she’s playing, she’s not missing,” said Halep of Wozniacki. “She’s running very well. So she’s a strong opponent. I played her many times. I won against her few times.“It’s going to be a different match. Emotions are there. Pressures are there for both of us. We’ll see what is going to happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defeat for Halep would see her toppled by Wozniacki, who is currently second.Defending men’s champion Roger Federer plays Croat Marin Cilic in the men’s final on Sunday.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 folkThe Swiss ace, who leads Cilic 8-1 in their previous meetings, is targeting an incredible 20th Grand Slam title and his sixth in Australia.In contrast, Halep and Wozniacki are looking for their first. They are both in their third major decider, but have never won. MOST READ Painters turn back Road Warriors OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Wozniacki, 27, has long carried the unwanted moniker of best player never to claim a major, having reached the US Open final in 2009 and 2014, and first becoming number one in 2010.She is in her 43rd Grand Slam appearance and desperate to get off the mark.“I always believed in myself,” she said. “I knew that if I can stay healthy and I work hard, my game is good enough for it.”Her hard work was rewarded with a renaissance in 2017, reaching eight finals — winning in Tokyo and at the season-ending WTA Finals, where she banished another hoodoo by registering a first career win over Venus Williams.She continued her sparkling form at the start of this year and has 10 wins and only one defeat, to Julia Goerges in the warm-up Auckland final.ADVERTISEMENT Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki face off for the Australian Open title on Saturday in a culmination of two weeks of intense tennis that will see a new name engraved on the trophy.The Romanian is the top seed and the Dane number two, with the evening decider on Rod Laver Arena having an extra enticement for both players with the number one world ranking at stake.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Essequibo mechanic chops wife, attempts suicide

first_img…both complain about living in an abusive relationshipTormented and ‘fed-up’ of his wife, an Essequibo mechanic decided to act on his numerous reported threats to kill her in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he dealt her several chops about the body as she lay sleeping. He then consumed poison in an effort to take his own life.Nursing chop wounds: Melissa Durga at the Suddie HospitalThe woman, Melissa Durga, a mother of three who hailed from Abrams Creek in Lower Pomeroon, but was presently residing at Walton Hall on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was awakened around 04:30h on Wednesday by several chops from her common-law husband, Mohammed Rakfeek Ali. Both Durga and Ali are presently patients at the Suddie Public Hospital.The husband and wife, lying on separate beds at the hospital, spoke to this media house about the incident and of living in an abusive relationship.Ali, a mechanic, related that he was ‘fed-up’ with his wife’s attitude and related that on numerous occasions she left her children unprotected and ventured into “different relationships”. He said he spoke to his wife several times about her lifestyle, but she continued to leave the children and responsibilities on his shoulders. The man said he regretted what he did, but he snapped after enduring too much emotional pain in the marriage.Mohammed Rakfeek Ali consumed poison after chopping his wife and was battling for his life at the HospitalOn the other hand, Durga said the problem was created when she revealed to Ali that she was not going to take him back. Durga said she and Ali separated and she only visited his home, so she could spend some time with her children at Easter. The woman claimed that Ali threatened to kill her several times, and these threats were reported to the police.Relating the story, the woman said she was asleep around 04:30h on Wednesday morning when Ali started to chop her about the body. Durga said she woke up startled, as several chops were pelted in her direction. She received five chops to her back, one to her left hand and one to her right eye. The mother said she started screaming, after which her children came to her rescue.She managed to escape through the front door, while her husband also left and immediately reached for poison which he consumed.The woman’s daughter, Shafeena Ali, said that all she heard were “screams coming from the top of the bed”. Shafeena, who is 12 years old, explained that she usually slept with her brother on the floor in their small house.The secondary school student said she immediately rushed over to her badly wounded mother, who was bleeding profusely. She then rushed over to her aunts who live nearby to assist in taking both parents to the hospital.The still traumatised 12-year-old said her mother was separated from them and she begged her mom to return, so that they could spend time together for Easter. The girl said she did not hear her parents fighting or quarrelling.She, however, alluded to the fact that she would usually hear her father making threats to kill her mother. The couple shared an abusive relationship for 13 years and that union brought forth two children. Durga was reported to have been in previous relationships, and also has another child.Meanwhile, Ali is presently battling for his life at the hospital and is currently under Police guard. Police are continuing their investigations. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Rooney free to leave, confirms new Everton boss Silva

first_img“He has already started his deal (talks),” Silva said as he was unveiled as Everton’s third manager in eight months on Monday.“Rooney is a club legend and we need to understand everything. The door is open every time for him.”England’s all-time record goalscorer had delayed a decision on his future until the appointment of a new manager.Rooney was Everton’s top scorer with 11 goals this season even though he fell down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce, who was sacked last month.“There is a possibility he will leave. He is talking with Washington, it is no secret,” said the club’s director of football, Marcel Brands, who was appointed just last month. “We will also talk with him.”Allardyce led Everton out of relegation trouble to finish eighth in the Premier League, after a disastrous start to the season, which saw Ronald Koeman sacked in October.However, the former England manager clashed with Everton fans over his style of football which prioritised results over entertainment.“It is easy to understand the culture and identity. I know what the fans expect to see every time,” said Silva, who has been handed a third Premier League job after short spells at Hull City and Watford.The Portuguese coach is under pressure to prove himself as he failed to save Hull from relegation in 2017 and was fired by Watford in January after results declined following initial interest from Everton when Koeman was fired.“I don’t want to compare nothing,” added Silva. “Now is the moment to prove again, it is a big challenge for us. To win matches you need to create chances and score.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne to Washington: New Everton manager Marco Silva won’t stand in Rooney’s move to DC United © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 4 – New Everton manager Marco Silva made clear on Monday that it will be Wayne Rooney’s decision should he choose to leave his boyhood club for Major League Soccer side DC United.Rooney, 32, has already held talks with the Washington franchise over a reported $17 million (£13 million or 14.5 million euros) transfer just a year after returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS – PAT McNULTY WINS FERGUSON CUP AT OTWAY

first_imgIn a freak run of play, and after some serious preparation, Pat McNulty claimed his first victory of the season by winning the Ferguson cup on Sunday 4th, with a very impressive net 55, followed closely by Patsy Gallagher, another player in a nice run of form.The race for Golfer of the Year is now wide open, and all to play for.Next action in Otway is Sunday 18th, with the Franklin cup, a members single stableford competition. On Wednesday 7th, the inaugural event of the Rathmullan Regatta Gathering Golf Classic was held at Otway, organised by Father Martin Collum and Patricia McAteer, with the main sponsor McCormick’s chemist, Milford.In glorious sunshine, the event attracted teams from near and far, but the winners were local team of father and son Dan and Mark Canning, along with Shaun Sweeney and Thomas Merritt. In second place was Damian Gallagher’s team, with Martin Duffy’s team in third.The front nine was won by Fr Martin Collum’s team, and the back nine to the team of club Captain Pat Kelly. Nearest the pin for the men went to Shaun Duffy, and lady Captain Mary Hassan for the ladies.Fr Martin also received a prize for an unusual chip in…… to a golf bag beside the third green. Despite the excellence of the shot, Fr Martin did not add to his team’s scoring on the hole, as he failed to retrieve his ball ! GOLF NEWS – PAT McNULTY WINS FERGUSON CUP AT OTWAY was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

CLG Iorras’ Night at the Races a huge success!

first_imgNIGHT AT THE RACES:CLG Iorras wish to Thank all who came and supported our Night at the Races on Saturday night in Mac Tams. Thanks to all our sponsors of races, all who bought and sold horses, Mickey Tam, all who helped out on the night and lead up to same. Thanks one and all, your support much appreciated in this fund raiser for the club. MATCH “N” WIN:August 11th: No jackpot winner: numbers drawn: 1, 9, 15 & 21. €15 winners:Lexie Doherty, Tirmaine.Michael James Doherty, Tanderagee.Caoirse Donaghey, Annaugh.Darren Mc Cauley, Straid.Mary Devlin, Annaugh.Jackpot next week €1,700. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.  SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL:Both teams were home to Naomh Brid on Sunday, disappointing day as both teams were beaten on the day. Final score in senior match: Urris 2-05 N Brid 3-07. Reserve Match: Urris 0-07 Naomh Brid 0-11. Both teams home to Downings on Saturday, last home game so please come along and support both teams. CLUB BINGO:Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.  U15 OG Finals:No luck on Sunday for our U15 boys in Killygordon in the finals but all played well. Lost to Glenties by a point in the group. Thanks to CLG Red Hughs for hosting the finals on Sunday. FIXTURES FOR WEEK AHEAD:Tuesday: U11’s away to Steelstown at 6,30pm.Tuesday: U9’s home to Steelstown at 6.30pm. GOOD LUCK: To the Donegal minors in the all Ireland semi final this Sunday in Croke Park.CLG Iorras’ Night at the Races a huge success! was last modified: August 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:clg iorrasGAAlast_img read more

Leicester match against Cardiff on Saturday to go ahead after helicopter crash

first_img review RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Chelsea beat Spurs, Man United lose – What happened in the Premier League Latest Leicester City News ANALYSIS What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas targets shining Leicester’s Premier League fixture away at Cardiff will take place on Saturday as originally intended.The Foxes’ owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium on Saturday night, with the club in a state of mourning since. Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Their EFL Cup tie against Southampton, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed as a result, though they will return to action this coming weekend.A minute’s silence is set to take place before the 3pm kick-off and players will wear black armbands.Mr Srivaddhanaprabha became chairman of Leicester in February 2011 and under him, The Foxes won promotion back to the Premier League in 2014 – and with it secured the riches of modern-day football.The most ardent Leicester fan, though, could not have dreamed they would ever see the club crowned Premier League champions – even if taking on odds at 5,000-1. revealed heads up Leicester drew 1-1 at home to West Ham on Saturday BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Leicester will learn from Man City defeat ahead of Liverpool clash, says Rodgers The helicopter crashed into a staff car park, bursting into flames REVEALED 2 gameday cracker Quoted by the Wall Street Journal when looking back on their unexpected success, Aiyawatt, Leicester’s vice-chairman, said: “When we bought the team, we had so many plans.“If you ask whether we believed the team would become the Premier League champion when we bought it, the truth is at that point we didn’t dare to think so.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

Summer Shape Up Champion Bryan Margey wins €1,000 holiday

first_imgLetterkenny man Bryan Margey has won a €1,000 holiday after making an outstanding effort in the 2019 Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up Challenge.The ever-popular Summer Shape Up is Letterkenny’s largest fitness challenge. Led by Rushe Fitness gym owner Emmet Rushe, the programme helps participants get in shape while completing fun challenges to win amazing prizesThe end of summer celebration took place on Saturday at Century Complex Letterkenny, where Bryan Margey was announced the Champion in front of over 50 of his fitness family. Advertisement He was presented with the grand prize of €1000 holiday from Emmet and Maria Rushe, owners of Rushe Fitness.Emmet Rushe and Bryan MargeyBryan was awarded the grand prize based on his positive approach to the challenge. A busy husband and father, Bryan still made time for all of the challenges, for his training in the gym and for his own running adventures. His constant encouragement of his fellow gym goers, both inside the gym and in the members’ group, was acknowledged by everyone.Bryan also pushed his fellow members on outside of the gym; following and motivating Colm Richardson through the final lengths of his 555 endeavour, and helping the Rushe Fitness crew around the Tough Mudder course. Bryan’s positivity to everything and everyone in Rushe Fitness is wonderful to see, and he always has the right words for his friends in the group. Advertisement One of Emmet’s main mottos is that you must step outside of your comfort zone in order for the magic to happen, and Bryan constantly pushed the limits of his. The raucous roar and applause from the crowd was a testament to just how delighted everyone there was to see him take the title.Second Prize was for the person who achieved the biggest lifestyle and physical change and was a €500 holiday voucher, sponsored by the challenge partners, Atlantic Travel.It was presented to the very deserving Noreen Lynch. Noreen’s constant drive and determination was infectious. She attacked the Summer Shape Up from every angle, again incorporating the challenges into her family’s busy life and her results speak for themselves.Emmet Rushe, Noreen Lynch and Maria RusheNoreen Lynch, Emmet Rushe and Bryan MargeyOther prizes were kindly sponsored by The Shandon Hotel and Spa, Harvey’s Point, Mountain Warehouse, Brian Mc Cormick Sports and Leisure, Century Letterkenny and were presented to other members for various achievements and accomplishments throughout the challenge.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Emmet said “We had a fantastic celebration of our members last night. Obviously, I wish I could have given everyone a prize. Every single one of them is a winner. Whether they’ve just begun on their fitness journey, or have been in our fitness family for the past 5 years, we appreciate every one of them and are proud of them all. They’re an incredible bunch of positive people, each with busy lives and their own stuff going on, and this challenge has reminded me of just how special the Rushe Fitness Community is.”Summer Shape Up 2019 celebrationEmmet also thanked Emma at Atlantic Travel for once again being partners in this year’s challenge. He thanked his team and all of the supporters and sponsors of prizes, as well as the team at Backstage for hosting a great event. Photographs were taken by Joanne Gallinagh Photography and the event was streamed live on the Rushe Fitness Page where it has been viewed by over 5000.Emmet and his members are looking forward to beginning the next phase of their fitness journey with the next block of classes beginning on September 16th.If you would like to join the Rushe Fitness Community, contact emmet@live.ie or click here.Emmet Rushe and Andrea AndersonEmmet Rushe and Maria RusheEmmet Rushe and Patricia McCauleyEmmet Rushe and Kellie McGroaryMartina McGroarty and Emmet RusheMaria Rushe, Táina Kelly and Emmet RusheSummer Shape Up Champion Bryan Margey wins €1,000 holiday was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Why Giants’ Brandon Belt is miffed at home plate umpire Doug Eddings

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants made enough of their own mistakes to contribute to a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, but Brandon Belt was more concerned with the brevity of home plate umpire Doug Eddings.With Brandon Crawford on first base, two outs and a full count against closer Raisel Iglesias, Belt was rung up by Eddings to end the game.And the end of the game was precisely what Belt believes Eddings had …last_img read more

South Africa’s Mafikizolo performs in Davos

first_img26 January 2016South African music duo Mafikizolo was in the Swiss town of Davos on Saturday night to perform at the gala dinner to mark the closing of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering.Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza were invited by the founder and executive chairman of WEF, Klaus Schwab, after he saw their performance at the WEF Africa regional meeting in June 2015, which took place in Cape Town.Arts and culture is a critical vehicle through which the spirit of South Africa’s national brand is conveyed within the country and beyond its borders. As such the role of arts and culture in building national cohesion and the economy is recognised in the National Development Plan.Mafikizolo’s sound is a fusion of Afro-pop, kwela, and marabi mixed with a little trance and house.The group released its debut self-titled album in 1997, followed by Music Revolution in 1999. However, it was the 2013 album, Reunited, that got the South African music industry buzzing. It scooped numerous accolades, including three Metro FM awards, four South African Music Awards (Sama) and two MTV Africa trophies.Watch the video of Happiness, the song that earned Mafikizolo a Best Collaboration Sama.Watch the video of Khona, the song that won four Samas, including Best Selling Full-Track Download.last_img read more

DowDuPont to Move Production Line From New Jersey to India

first_imgMichigan headquartered DowDuPont, the world’s largest chemical company, will shut down its Chambers Works Site in Deepwater, New Jersey, and move the production line to India, according to local reports.“The Safety & Construction business is transitioning the manufacturing of its aramid intermediates from the Chambers Works Site in Deepwater, NJ to suppliers who have newer process technology. Sourcing these ingredients from others who have newer and more productive processes allows us to focus on growth opportunities including new product innovation and the modernization of Kevlar® and Nomex® manufacturing,” spokesman Daniel Turner said, according to First State Update.As many as 100 workers will be affected and they will be accommodated within the company or with other local employers, Turner said.“Our Transportation & Advanced Polymers business will continue to maintain a presence at the site. Since there are no other suppliers of these materials in the U.S., Transpek Limited in Gujarat, India will be the primary supply source. We plan to stop manufacturing at Chambers Works at the end of March with decommissioning complete this summer,” he added.DowDuPont had earlier said that new tariffs on steel by the United States will force them to go to Canada or Argentina instead of the U.S. Gulf Coast for its next major production.The chemical company has had a rocky history in India, but recently received Top Employer certification in India and other countries.Dow received 2018 certification as a Top Employer in the following locations: Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and United States. The company has also been recognized as an overall Top Employer for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, it said in a statement.On Sept. 1, 2017, the Dow Chemical and DuPont said that they had successfully completed their planned $130 billion merger to form DowDuPont. They had announced the merger in December 2015.“The true value of this merger lies in the intended creation of three industry powerhouses that will define their markets,” Andrew Liveris, executive chairman of DowDuPont, had said in a statement. DowDuPont is expected to break up into three independent, publicly traded units.In India, the company had bought the plant in Bhopal, previously owned by Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), the site where 5,295 people died due to a gas leak in 1984.“The 1984 gas release from the plant in Bhopal, India was a terrible tragedy. It is important to note that The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) never owned or operated the Bhopal plant. Additionally, when Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) became a subsidiary of TDCC in 2001, TDCC did not assume UCC’s liabilities. Despite these facts, questions often arise because there are those who misrepresent that TDCC assumed liability regarding the Bhopal tragedy,” the company had said in an official statement. Related ItemsdowdupontindustryUnited Stateslast_img read more