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Medina: “Muguruza, Martínez or Soler also got us to be in Budapest”

first_imgThe captain of the Spanish Federation Cup staff, Anabel Medina, has ensured that you’ve gamers like Garbiñe Muguruza, María José Martínez or Silvia Soler They’ve also contributed to Spain having achieved this Saturday, with the victory of Carla Suárez towards the Japanese Kurumi Nara (6-1, 6-3), the go to the Remaining Section of the competitors.“For a very long time we needed to be in Budapest. We’ve labored lots, each the individuals who have been right here and the individuals who have been in different qualifiers, akin to María José -Martinez-, Garbiñe -Muguruza- or Silvia Soler; All of them have been a part of the staff that has made us in Budapest. I’m merely the captain, with out them this is able to not be doable, so thanks very a lot, women, “he informed Teledeporte after Carla Suárez’s recreation. As well as, he highlighted the victory of Sara Sorribes over Naomi Osaka (6-0, 6-3) in the primary level of the tie as a key to signing such a snug go (3-0). “Yesterday ended some not very nice sensations And far of it was Sara’s fault, as a result of she made an ideal recreation for her to really feel that approach. It was the aim, “he stated.” That time was superimportant; Going to sleep with that 2-Zero gave us added peace of thoughts. That as we speak has not jumped on the observe is a response to the great work we’ve got completed all through the week. Carla has closed very effectively, “he continued.Lastly, Medina highlighted the ambiance all through the week at La Manga Membership. “That’s the essence of the Federation Cup. Enjoying at dwelling you realize that you should have all the general public in your favor and as we speak has been a transparent instance. The bleachers full up, the individuals supporting … That is what we’d need in every match we play, what we had in Cartagena, “he concluded.last_img read more

I’ll be ready next year – Weir

first_imgFollowing an injury-plagued season, which culminated with a disappointing semi-final finish at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships, former Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist Warren Weir has vowed to put in some big performances in 2016. “Firstly, I must say things could be worse; I came out injured, but it’s not as bad as it could have been, it was a good season for the country. “I had my ups and downs – the down was not making the finals (200m World Championships), but I must give thanks to the ups – getting a World Relay (4x200m) gold medal; so I have to give thanks for all that I was able to do,” he said. “This was my second World Championship; it wasn’t the best. As a matter of fact, I considered it a failure, but everyone knows the injuries that I have been going through. But I will be ready for next year,” he swore. The 2013 World Championship 200 metres silver medallist revealed that he is still undergoing treatment, but is determined to leave his mark on the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and promises to put in a lot of extra work. He also wants to add more muscles to strengthen his slender frame. “I am still under treatment, but I’m looking to move ahead. But there is no rush to get back to top form, as it’s a long season and I’m taking it slowly as it has been steady progress and I will be fully fit and ready to go (when new season comes around),” he reasoned. “I am really looking forward to going to Rio and not only to put on a show, but to put on what I would say is an Oscar performance. I am looking forward to the Olympics and looking to really put it together at the Olympic Games. “So there will be a lot of extra work, a lot of new things going into training, a lot of new things we are trying for next season and we are looking to put on some bulk (muscle), not a massive bulk, but I am looking to put on some mass, so you will see me,” he added.last_img read more

James Harden scores 39, leads Rockets past Spurs

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Rockets have won six of their last seven, while the Spurs lost for just the second time in their last nine games.“We’ve gotten better, for sure,” Aldridge said. “We’re playing a better brand of basketball, and I think we’ve learned how to play better with each other, and we’ll get better, too.”TIP-INSSpurs: San Antonio fell to 1-8 when being outrebounded by an opponent on the road. The Spurs were outrebounded 58-43 and gave up a season-high 19 offensive rebounds. … SG Derrick White had three blocks in the game.Rockets: Backup PG Brandon Knight was playing under a minutes’ restriction that was capped at 20, coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game. Knight played 12 minutes in the game. … SF James Ennis III missed his sixth straight game with a right hamstring strain.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Nuggets on Wednesday.Rockets: Host Thunder on Tuesday. The Rockets were playing without Paul, who suffered a Grade-2 left hamstring strain on Thursday night in Miami and is expected to be out at least two-to-four weeks. Houston entered Saturday winless in five games without Paul this season.Clint Capela had 21 points and a season-high 23 rebounds, and Eric Gordon had 18 points on 4-of-12 shooting from 3-point range.Capela said his performance was partly inspired by Paul’s absence.“Everyone needs to step up because we don’t have a choice,” Capela said. “Tonight, we did a great job, but we’ve got a lot of things to work on because Chris is going to be out for a little while so we’re all going to have to step up.”DeMar DeRozan led San Antonio with 28 points and eight assists. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points, and Rudy Gay added 13.ADVERTISEMENT DeRozan, a childhood friend of Harden’s, said there’s only one thing you can do defensively when Harden gets going.“Hope he misses,” he said.The Rockets scored 43 points in the third quarter and carried a 15-point lead in the final period. That followed one of their lowest-scoring first two periods of the season, including a 13-point second quarter. San Antonio led 43-41 at the break.In the third quarter, the Rockets made 9 of 13 3-pointers and finished the game with 19 3s on 54 attempts (35.2 percent). The Rockets were two games removed from setting an NBA record with 26 3s in a 136-118 win over Washington.Danuel House Jr. made his first start of the season for Houston. In 28 minutes, House had four points and three rebounds.Houston missed its first seven shots of the second quarter and went scoreless through the first five minutes of the period. The Rockets ended up with just 13 points in the second quarter, but trailed by just two points at halftime.The Rockets opened up the third quarter on a 12-0 run and took a 10-point lead. Houston had a season-high 43 points in the third quarter. That followed a 41-point first half.“I mean, we made shots,” D’Antoni said on Houston’s third-quarter turnaround. “I know it’s a simple answer, but a lot of it is that, and then we cut off that energy. I thought our defense was good all the way from the first quarter on to give ourselves a chance.”Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Houston’s rebounding made the difference. San Antonio fell to 1-8 when being outrebounded by an opponent on the road. The Spurs were outrebounded 58-43 and gave up a season-high 19 offensive rebounds“Overall, the killer was the offensive boards,” Popovich said. “Capela was great. I didn’t look at the stat sheet yet, but that was the killer.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, left, walks off the court after the team’s loss to the Houston Rockets as Houston player development coach John Lucas offers encouragement in an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Houston. Houston won the game 108-101. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden took control for the Houston Rockets in the first game of what could be a lengthy period without point guard Chris Paul.Harden played a bruising 41 minutes and had 39 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals as the Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 108-101 and won for the first time this season without Paul.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni was asked where the line is between letting the reigning league MVP carry the team and putting too much on his plate.“I haven’t found the line yet — I’m still looking for it,” D’Antoni said. “I can tell him afterward, but he has a better feeling about what he needs to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissD’Antoni said Harden is playing in “another atmosphere” following his sixth straight game of scoring at least 30 points. After the Rockets let a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead slip and fell behind 97-96 with three minutes remaining, Harden scored nine of Houston’s final 12 points, including two 3s, to close out the win.“That’s what we do,” Harden said. “We do it at a high level, we shoot the ball, we shoot it with confidence. Some are going to go in, some aren’t. That’s the way we play.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Bradley Beal triple-double leads Wizards to 3OT win vs Suns View commentslast_img read more

‘JPC Faces Challenges But Not Dormant’

first_imgMost Rev. Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia has disclosed that despite financial and logistical problems, the Justice and Peace Commission is not dormant, as feared by the public and members of the Catholic Church.Archbishop Zeigler recalled that during the time of his predecessor, the late Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis, the JPC was very vocal and active because of the situation in the country then. Though there are logistical and financial difficulties, Archbishop Zeigler maintained that the JPC is not dormant, but working inwardly.Most Rev. Zeigler lamented the difficult challenges facing the Catholic Church and its various institutions such as schools and health centers. He said the JPC, which presently does not have a vehicle, was feeling restrained by a lack of financial support.It may be recalled that in recent times, Archbishop Zeigler seems to be gradually— but surely— fitting his feet into the big shoes of his predecessor, the highly outspoken late Archbishop Francis, who was hailed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in her 2006 inaugural address as the “Conscience of the Nation.”On New Year’s Eve, Rev. Zeigler reminded Liberians that the fight against corruption must start from somewhere, mainly the family, and all other sectors of society where traces of corruption can be found.He said Liberians need to admit that corruption has permeated (spread through) the entire country. “We are all corrupt and we need to admit that and try to work on ourselves individually, and then we will be able to look at the another person say he/she is corrupt.”Sometime last year, Archbishop Zeigler said, underscoring the important role the media needs to play at “this critical junction of our peace sustainability and reconciliation, ”challenged Liberian radio station owners to control their talk shows, saying many of the conversations would not promote peace and reconciliation. “I beg you; please control your talk shows.”He warned that sustaining the 10-year-old peace and forging ahead toward total reconciliation for all Liberians would— to a large extent— depend on the type and quality of news and programs the media houses try to disseminate.The JPC was established by the Catholic Church in Liberia in 1991 under the sheperdship of late Archbishop Francis as a non-governmental organization (NGO). It was formed in response to a century-long history of widespread human rights abuses and injustices accentuated by the Liberian civil war, which began in December 24,1989. The work of the JPC includes monitoring and reporting on human rights violations in Liberia; provision of legal aid and coordinates the Human Rights Fact-Finding Documentation and Reporting Program. It works concretely for reconciliation in Liberia through its Conflict Resolution and Peace-building program, which include training, workshops, and the promotion of dialogue and tolerance at the local level, by utilizing existing traditional mechanisms where possible.The Former Minister of Public Works, Samuel Kofi Woods, and the former Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Madam Frances Johnson-Morris, were among the many prominent personalities that headed the JPC during the civil war and post-war periods.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

One side of 118 finally to be wider

first_imgThere is already a fourth lane from Kuehner to the county line, so the project will result in four lanes eastbound from Tapo Canyon to the county line. The work will include bridge widening and soundwalls on both sides of the freeway, along with fiber-optic cable installation to monitor traffic flow. Originally, officials had hoped to widen the freeway in both directions, but because of rising construction costs and state budget problems, the $46.5 million set aside in the state Transportation Improvement Program was enough only for the eastbound side. Transportation officials said they hope to have funding to widen the westbound lanes starting in mid-2008. Plans have already been made to extend the widening to Moorpark, but because of funding uncertainties, officials could not say when the entire stretch would be four lanes. The current project to widen the eastbound lanes from Tapo Canyon is expected to be finished in 2009. SIMI VALLEY – Work is beginning this month to widen one of the most congested stretches of the Ronald Reagan Freeway, a $46.5 million project officials hope will eventually lead to widening the entire freeway from the Los Angeles County line to Moorpark. Government officials and Simi Valley residents welcomed the start of construction at a groundbreaking Thursday at the top of the Santa Susana Pass, marking the start of the project to add one lane on the eastbound side of the 118 from Tapo Canyon Road to Kuehner Drive. “Breaking ground on the first phase of the 118-widening project is very important to the city, the county and the region,” Mayor Paul Miller told the gathering. “This will allow our residents and others to spend more of their time out of their cars and doing other things that are important to them – more time with families, focusing on their jobs or just having fun.” The widening comes as Caltrans crews are working to expand Highway 23 from Moorpark to Thousand Oaks, another key route for east Ventura County commuters. The plan is to add one lane in each direction by 2010 from the Ventura Freeway to Moorpark. Once that’s done, Caltrans wants to revamp the 101/23 interchange, where traffic bottlenecks each morning and evening during rush hour. Elected officials at Thursday’s groundbreaking said traffic congestion has become one of the most important issues for eastern Ventura County residents. “It takes a lot of money and a lot of work from a lot of people to make this happen,” county Supervisor Peter Foy said of the freeway widening. He is among the local residents who lose 20 minutes to an hour a day when traffic is congested during commutes from Simi Valley to the San Fernando Valley. Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson said the widening project will help the people of Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks who have been hoping to see the freeway expanded for decades. “It’s been a long, long road,” she said. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want 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

17 fans hurt during Belgrade derby

first_imgOne photographer said the fight was between rival groups of Partizan fans.Police were forced to intervene to end the scuffles while several fans, some with bloodied faces, were evacuated from the stadium.The match finished 1-1 after Red Star’s Richmond Boakye equalised six minutes from time after a Seydouba Soumah penalty had given Partizan a second-half lead.Since the break up of the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade derby has often been beset by hooligan problems.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Policemen arrest a Partizan Belgrade’s supporter after clashes between two groups of supporters during the team’s match against Crvena Zvezda (Red Star), on December 13, 2017 in Belgrade © AFP / PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVICBELGRADE, Serbia, Dec 13 – A mass brawl between supporters of Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan resulted in 17 people suffering injuries, the Beta agency said on Wednesday.AFP photographers at Partizan’s Stadion Partizana said the fight broke out in a section of the stadium housing home fans and lasted around 10 minutes.last_img read more

Allardyce keen to take his time with West Ham star’s fitness

first_imgWest Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to play his first behind closed doors friendly in the next week as he looks to finally put his injury torment behind him.The 25-year-old was forced to miss the majority of last season with a heel injury and suffered more heartache on the club’s pre-season tour to New Zealand when he picked up a serious ankle problem during the summer.But the England forward has made a speedy recovery and is back training with the first-team squad.With West Ham breaking into the top four this season, manager Sam Allardyce does not have to rush his comeback and will make sure he has enough game time over the next couple of weeks to ensure he is 100 per cent ready for a return to Premier League action.Allardyce said: “At the moment we are playing very well which does not force us into getting Andy back.“We need to give him game time as well as training with the lads and see how he improves his sharpness and his match fitness.” West Ham striker Andy Carroll 1last_img read more

Trade jewels in for health

first_imgThe theme was no grand leap for a man with stellar pirate bona fides. A tattoo that reads “Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a pirate’s life for me” is hidden from clients who visit his Granada Hills office, but a skull-and-crossbones on his desk is not. At Duncan’s Bridgeport home, a convincing life-size figure aptly named Cutthroat Bill is posed charging up a rope suspended in a lofty stairwell. Bill’s mateys, Pete and Capt. Hook, are in the dining room. The home’s decor is plank wood floors, dark shutters and faux stone archways. Duncan’s business partner, Harry Geozian, recently came back from Charleston, S.C., with the gift of a pirate hat. The drive to fund hospital services stems from long hours spent commuting to see his wife, Kathy, who was hospitalized and undergoing cancer treatment outside the valley. “We had to go to Northridge Hospital (Medical Center) and UCLA, that’s the whole reason I got involved with the charity,” he said. “I think it’s important we have a hospital (here) that can take care of every aspect of health issues.” All the while Duncan worked and cared for the couple’s two children, now 19 and 21. Kathy, who died from the illness, also underwent treatment at Newhall Memorial, which offers surgery, radiation, including tomotherapy, and chemotherapy, and is affiliated with numerous specialty groups. Geozian said his partner’s humor eased Kathy’s sadness when her long blond hair shed from chemotherapy. “He shaved his head,” Geozian said. “He made it less painful for her. He cared less about how he looked and about what people thought of him and more about making her … happy, less sad.” Jewelry may be dropped off at Newhall Memorial’s Foundation Office through the end of April, and Duncan will be present this Friday from noon to 3 p.m. The auction at the Frontier Toyota-Henry Mayo “Drive Safe” Golf Classic netted $55,000 last year and organizers are aiming for $65,000 this year, said Chris Luechtefeld, co-chairman of the event. Last year’s proceeds from the entire tournament totalled $287,000, and Luechtefeld’s goal is to raise $380,000 this year. The 180 slots for participants are almost sold out. For further information call the Newhall Memorial Health Foundation office at (661) 253-8082. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventA spokeswoman for a jewelry trade group in New York applauded his ingenuity. “I think that sounds like a wonderful idea, it’s basically recycling the jewelry,” said Colleen Mathis, of the nonprofit Jewelry Information Center. “It’s bringing new light to peoples’ eyes as far as the jewelry’s concerned.” Gold was selling for $600 an ounce last Thursday, according to a San Fernando Valley outlet that buys coins and jewelry. Values per ounce vary based on purity, with 24-carat items ranking at the top, 10-carat at the bottom. The hospital cannot afford to provide appraisals for inexpensive items, but would consider doing so for costlier ones. Those wishing to claim a charitable contribution on a tax return would need to submit a 1040 tax form with a Schedule A for itemized deductions, said Victor Omelczenko, an Internal Revenue Service spokesman. SANTA CLARITA – A benevolent pirate enthusiast hopes to parlay his penchant for booty into helping sick people get well. Racking his brain for new ways to raise money for a local hospital charity event, Steven Duncan devised a plan: Get people to donate unwearable jewelry languishing in a jewelry box, convert it into cash, buy one exquisite item and auction it off. “A lot of people have old jewelry, a pinkie ring from the ’70s, an earring you lost the mate to,” said Steven Duncan, a mortgage broker who has a pirate tattoo, a skull-and-crossbones on his desk and a home decorated with pirate regalia. “It is a way for people in the Santa Clarita Valley who have a family member who benefitted from the hospital to give back.” Money raised at the 33rd annual charity golf tournament and auction slated for May 20 at the Valencia Country Club will help fund trauma and emergency services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CONVOY RESERVES EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER MUFF

first_imgClub Lotto 10/5/16: CE DN MN LS, 1 person matched 3, Claire McLaughlin Creeslough. Jackpot next week €4150.Underage training as Norm on fri 6-7U 12 girls at home v Glenfin on Tues throw in at 6.30 players be there at 5.50U 12 boys away to Lk Gaels on wed evening check pg for detailsThe next schools day will be on May 26 th if any coaches are available to help outAs part of the Healthy Club initiative a Healthy cookery class will be held for teenagers check FB page for DetailsNo senior men’s or ladies games played this weekendTraining as norm need to see better numbers out at training .Well done to the reserve men on their win over Muff 3-13 to 0-11Well done to all our players who played with county at the weekend Kelloggs Cul CampConvoy /Conmhaigh 27 Jun – 1 Jul Football, Hurling, CamogieBook Now Online or morning of campCoaches you need to go online ASAP and fill out application form they have to be in by 20 th mayYou can find it on Donegalgaa website or www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ieSupervalu GAA Kits For Clubs.As proud sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, this year SuperValu has donated over 400 juvenile GAA clubs with kits worth over €430k collectively.We at Supervalu Ballybofey have chosen the following clubs to support in our Kits For Clubs:St. Marys Convoy C.L.G.To support your local club, everytime you spend over €40 on a shopping you will get a special receipt at the till. Just put that receipt in the box of the club you want to support. Its that simple!Please Support Our Club Thanks in AdvanceGAA NEWS: CONVOY RESERVES EARN BRILLIANT WIN OVER MUFF was last modified: May 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAASportlast_img read more

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp signs up for I’m A Celebrity…

first_imgFormer Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has signed up for hit ITV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, it has been reported.The ex-Tottenham and West Ham boss, if the speculation is correct, will head to the jungle when the show starts next month. predicted SORRY 2 revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Most Popular Premier League News gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense changes TOP WORK Meanwhile, given his reaction to David Bentley dunking water over his head in 2010 when Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the Champions League, it will be interesting to see how he deals with trials Down Under. latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow A spokesperson for ITV told The Sun Online: “Any names suggested for I’m A Celebrity are just speculation.Meanwhile, his resilience in the jungle may come into question given previous comment about his private life.Redknapp relies on his wife Sandra a lot and believes he’d have a tough time without her.He said: “I wouldn’t cope. I’m useless. She treats me like a baby.“She does everything. I can’t cook, I can’t make a coffee, I can’t do nothing.” The Mirror also suggest Redknapp, 71, will be joined by DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles, The Chase star Ann Hegarty, and Coronation Street actress Sair Khan.It’s believed the former QPR boss has been asked on numerous occasions to be on the show but previously declined all offers.It is also reported he will earn £100,000 for his spell Down Under. 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Redknapp has managed Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, amongst other top sides. Harry Redknapp is reportedly set for a stint Down Under last_img read more