Nadal and Murray reach quarterfinals in Barcelona Open

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Nadal converted a break point in each set to secure his seventh straight clay-court victory.“It wasn’t a day where I took a lot of free points because the court was very heavy. But I was serving well, at a good speed, and changing directions well,” Nadal said. “I had the chance to hit my forehand after my serve and take control of the rallies.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNadal, a nine-time champion in Barcelona, will next face qualifier Hyeon Chung of South Korea, who defeated eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1, 6-4.The fifth-ranked Nadal is coming off his 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters. The top-ranked Murray took nearly two hours to close out the 40th-ranked Lopez.“I didn’t feel so good at the start, but I played good tennis in some of the important moments,” Murray said.Murray will play the quarterfinal against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who defeated fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.Ramos-Vinolas eliminated Murray in the third round in Monte Carlo despite trailing 4-0 in the deciding set.Murray was originally going to skip the Barcelona Open but decided to play after that loss to Ramos-Vinolas. He is looking to regain his form going into the French Open following a right elbow injury that kept him out of action earlier this year.ADVERTISEMENT Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Spieth and Palmer share lead at team event in New Orleans Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain. APBARCELONA, Spain — Defending champion Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open while Andy Murray struggled to join him on Thursday (Friday Manila time).Murray had his hands full getting past Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Karen Khachanov of Russia defeated fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 to play the quarterfinal against Horacio Zeballos of Argentina, who topped Benoit Paire of France 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3).“I feel amazing,” the 20-year-old Khachanov said. “It’s the biggest win of my career.”In other third-round matches, fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria defeated Daniel Evans of Britain 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal against lucky loser Yuichi Sugita of Japan, who beat seventh-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-3, 6-3.“It was my best win. It’s unbelievable,” said the 91st-ranked Sugita, who entered the main draw only after countryman Kei Nishikori withdrew with a right wrist injury. “This was very important for my life.”Sugita is the first lucky loser to reach an ATP quarterfinal since Lucas Pouille reached the final four last year in Rome.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead MOST READ View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Vital reform needed in our penal system

first_imgDear Editor,I think we should all look at the recent disaster with the destruction of the Camp Street Prison and subsequent escapes of convicts, as we human beings should always view any problems that we encounter in our lives with a deep examination of the conditions and events that may have been the real causes of this fiasco.  I have always posited that the system by which criminals are incarcerated for some wrongdoing should be one more geared towards the purpose of reform of these unfortunate members of our society, rather than punishment.  We must realise that criminals are a product of our own society, and together we have a bounden obligation to attempt to get them back on the path to becoming useful and successful members of this society. The connection I make with this and the destruction of the prison is that the present culture of punishment of wrongdoers must say to all those involved in their incarceration that their duty lies in making this as drastic as possible.  This approach must surely result in inmates becoming more and more aggrieved and desperate to escape at all costs, as well as more hardened in their evil ways.  This may be seen as in sharp contrast to a situation where they are treated humanely and can clearly see that they are being taken on the road to reform into useful citizens, and treated as potential contributors to our development.If we, who feel that we are above these unfortunates, lack the will and the ability to implement this system of reform, then we will have to suffer the consequences — in more unrest in these institutions, and the absence of more and more citizens to help in our nation’s progress; and, at the same time, effecting a drain on our scarce resources, with much-needed funds going towards their upkeep and supervision, as well as continuing the grave risk of disasters like this one.Please let us use our inborn feelings for our fellowmen and this recent debacle to start on the road to this vital reform in our penal system.Yours sincerely,Roy Paullast_img read more

‘Turning Up’ the Beat

first_imgDetermined to constantly challenge himself and introduce a ground-breaking single before the competition gets any more competitive, Neoh William Kparsuah, famously known as Ne-oh William, is sky rocketing as a most ‘featured’ and hardworking artist.Because of that, he has been nominated in this year’s Liberian Music Awards as ‘Dancehall Artist of the Year against AK45, J-Youndy, Seek and Shadow.Ne-oh is one of a select handful of Liberian artists producing dance hall/reggae music. But as he points out, it really doesn’t matter – especially when he’s pumping out collaborations one after the other like he’s changing shoes. So far, his songs are bumping and catchy as heck; but Ne-oh just crossed the sea with his recent release featuring Quincy B, “Turn up”.On Tunes Liberia’s Top 10 music chart, “Turn Up” is at #3 after being released just one week ago!Ne-oh released five strong projects in 2015 and has released two this year already. So far he’s the most sought out by Liberian artists, who all want a piece of his immaculate ‘voice’ control on their tracks.Music is no longer a game on the Liberian entertainment scene and has now become a very competitive business. Therefore, a lot of artists are looking forward to riding on Ne-oh’s team –a team they say is winning all the spotlight right now.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Costa sees placenta doc to be make final

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 21- Diego Costa has flown to Belgrade to see ‘miracle doctor’ Marijana Kovacevic in a desperate attempt to be fit for the biggest match of his career.The Serbian uses placenta to help players recover quickly from muscle injuries and on Saturday Costa wants to play for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Costa has been diagnosed with a grade one hamstring tear, sustained against Barcelona last weekend in La Liga. That sort of injury usually keeps players out of action for around 15 days, which would rule him out of the showpiece event in Lisbon if the treatment does not work.Costa will rejoin the Atletico Madrid squad on Wednesday after flying back from Serbia.Kovacevic has treated several Premier League stars before, including then-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie and Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.Yossi Benayoun, while at Liverpool, was privy to her treatment and gave the doctor a glowing endorsement. ‘There were no animal parts used and no injections,’ he said.‘The doctor has treated a lot of players and seems to be held in very high regard.‘She explained everything to me beforehand and told me she would be using fluid from a placenta that had come from a woman.‘Nothing went into the muscle itself. It was just a case of massaging the liquid on to the skin around the affected area.‘It meant I was able to play again within a fortnight and help the team at an important time.’His manager at the time, Rafa Benitez said: ‘She is a doctor with a degree in pharmacology and is really good with muscle injuries.– Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Schalke chief admits his club faces real fight to sign Arsenal target

first_img1 Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt knows his club is facing a real fight to sign Arsenal target Sami Khedira.The German’s current contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season, meaning he is able to leave on a free in the summer.Arsenal were chasing the midfielder last summer and are thought to still be interested in the 27-year-old.Alternatively, Schalke are ready to offer Khedira the chance to return to Germany – but sporting director Heldt admits they face a battle for him.“We are not the only club interested in signing Khedira,” Heldt told Sport Bild.“Decisions on individual players do not depend on whether we get into the Champions League. As we have always done, we will assess whether a transfer of this calibre is even realistic.“In the end, there are obvious things that speak to our advantage and other things that talk to other clubs’ advantage.” Sami Khedira last_img read more

‘Political odd couple’ honored

first_img 160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“A lot of people were surprised, to put it mildly, when President Clinton and I teamed up last year,” Bush said, noting that his wife called them “the political odd couple.” A tsunami survivor and a Katrina survivor presented them with medals at a ceremony at the National Constitution Center. The award comes with a $100,000 prize, which an event spokeswoman said would be donated to relief efforts. This is the first Liberty Medal given under the auspices of the Constitution Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 and dedicated to increasing public understanding of the Constitution. PHILADELPHIA – Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who put politics aside to help raise more than $1 billion for disaster relief efforts, received the 2006 Liberty Medal on Thursday night. “We honor them for answering the call of service again … for rising above party and personal history to show the world what’s best in the American spirit,” said Joseph Torsella, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. The award annually honors an individual or organization that has “demonstrated leadership and vision in the pursuit of liberty of conscience or freedom from oppression, ignorance or deprivation.” Bush, a Republican, and Clinton, a Democrat, joined forces last year to aid Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina through the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. Earlier, they formed the Bush-Clinton Tsunami Partnership to help survivors of the December 2004 tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people in Southeast Asia. last_img read more

West Ham v Leicester on talkSPORT: Commentary, free stream and line-ups for 3pm clash

first_imgWest Ham vs Leicester: Line-upsWest Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Antonio, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Arnautovic.Subs: Adrian, Obiang, Wilshere, Diop, Fredericks, Lucas Perez, Diangana.Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton, Vardy.Subs: Morgan, Iheanacho, Ward, Barnes, Okazaki, Mendy, Fuchs.Referee: Lee Probert 1 Jamie Vardy and Leicester face West Ham this afternoon Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card West Ham and Leicester go head-to-head in east London this afternoon.The Premier League clash will be live on talkSPORT 2 and here’s how you can tune in to catch it. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT West Ham vs Leicester: How to listenFull commentary from the London Stadium will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway from 12pm.Russ Williams will bring you all the build-up and to tune in to full commentary just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.West Ham vs Leicester: Kick-off timeThe Premier League clash will get underway at 3pm on Saturday, April 20.The reverse fixture in October finished 1-1 after Wilfred Ndidi cancelled out Fabian Balbuena’s opener.center_img tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining whoops REVEALED LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWSlast_img read more

Warning issued to Donegal drivers over new regulations on UK car imports

first_imgDrivers who plan on importing a vehicle from the UK, including Northern Ireland, have been issued a stark warning about new regulations that stops them from transferring vehicles into Donegal legally. Under new British law, the seller of an exported vehicle must dispose of the logbook before it is exported to another country and instead issue buyers with a new owner certificate.However, for drivers in Donegal and across the country, revenue will not accept the vehicle registration tax (VRT) without the logbook unless you have a certificate of permanent export, which the DVLA have stopped issuing since January 2019. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Councillor Paul Canning said: “The situation at the minute is if you went across to England and bought a vehicle, the seller can get away with just giving you a new owner certificate, scrapping the logbook.“There is now a law in the UK that any vehicle going for export, sellers must dispose of the logbook,” he added.“But if you go to the DVLA in the UK with no logbook or a V5C form, they will not issue a certificate of permanent export, so I urge potential buyers to make sure they have that documentation in their hand when they leave or you are not getting VRT.”The Inishowen Councillor said that people have already been in touch with him about the issue, which is leaving them having to pay more high costs on the vehicle. “There have been a few people in my area that have contacted me on this issue, not a whole lot, but it is a lot of money for a few people.”“For instance, there was a woman who has contacted me recently who employed a company to lift a vehicle in the UK and they brought it back here with a new owner certificate.“The VRT on it was €3000, but because the vehicle is now in this country, she can’t get it back again.“And this is a big concern around border areas and areas close to the border, including Carrigans, Killea, Newton, Bridgend and Muff.“The problem is people buy the car and the sellers say they will send you on the logbook but they instead send you a new owner certificate when people have bought and paid for the car. “So people need to be aware of this and take caution when importing cars across the border.”Warning issued to Donegal drivers over new regulations on UK car imports was last modified: February 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:car taxDonegal carsImported carsVRTlast_img read more

Lijit Closes $7.1 Million Series C Round – Readies Advertising Network

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Lijit, which provides search services to bloggers and blog networks, announced today that it has closed a $7.1 Million series C round led by Foundry Group. Lijit had raised a small Series A round in January of 2007 and a larger $3.3 million Series B in July 2007. With this new round, Lijit is planning to use this new influx of money to finance the launch of its search-powered ad network. Lijit provides bloggers with an enhanced search engine that not only looks at the content on the blog itself, but also takes a blogger’s social graph into account and allows you to bring together all your activities on other sites as well and make them searchable. Besides search, Lijit also provides bloggers with a comprehensive statistics package (see an example here). Lijit claims that using their search widget can increase pageviews by 5% or more.Currently, Lijit displays Google AdSense ads in its search results, but its advertising network would allow publishers to sell their own search ad inventory. As many bloggers and publishers are looking for ways to monetize their blogs through services other than AdSense, chances are that there are quite a few people who would like to at least give Lijit’s ad network a chance.Lijit company profile provided by TradeVibes frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Blockchain: Today’s Implementations Likely to See Rapid Turnover in Technology

first_imgGartner also predicts that by 2021 90 percent of enterprise blockchain implementations will need to be replaced within 18 months to avoid obsolescence. “In about 90 per cent of cases, blockchain is not the solution for an individual company or organisation, and there is a better answer,” warns Denis Baranov, consultant for DataArt. Despite that, the long term upside to blockchain is potentially huge. Gartner expects the technology to grow from $176 billion in 2025 to more than $3.1 trillion by 2030. Lee said that “product managers should prepare for rapid evolution, early obsolescence, a shifting competitive landscape, future consolidation of offerings and the potential failure of early stage technologies/functionality in the blockchain platform market.” Blockchain still isn’t well understood and often under delivers to people’s expectations of the technology. Adrian Lee, senior research director at Gartner, said that “blockchain platforms are emerging platforms and, at this point, nearly indistinguishable in some cases from core blockchain technology. Many CIOs overestimate the capabilities and short-term benefits of blockchain as a technology to help them achieve their business goals, thus creating unrealistic expectations when assessing offerings from blockchain platform vendors and service providers.”last_img read more