Halep and Kerber save the bad day of favorites: Pliskova, Bencic and Vekic eliminated

first_imgThe favorites of the ladies’s staff had a sophisticated day at the Australian Open. Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber saved a bad day from the prime gamers. Pliskova, Bencic and Vekic stayed out in the third sphericalHalep (4th) was the one with the least issues to resolve his dedication to the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, which he gained by 6-1 and 6-Four in a single hour and 18 minutes. The Romanian had solely fallen 3 times at this level of a Grand Slam and prevented the fourth from coming with a solvent efficiency (26 successful pictures and 15 unforced errors). In the first set he broke his opponent’s serve 3 times and in the second he did it twice. In the second spherical he’ll face Belgian Elise Mertens (16th), who beat Catherine Bellis 6-1, 6-7 (5) and 6-0. Mertens had solely misplaced 5 video games in the match till this match and gave up seven towards the American, who had been away from the Grand Slams for a number of accidents. Kerber (17th) needed to endure to beat Italian Camila Giorgi, who beat 6-2, 6-7 (4) and 6-Three 2h: 08. After successful the first set, the German couldn’t discover the break in the second and succumbed in the tiebreaker. If he managed to interrupt the serve of his rival in the third spherical to get 3-1 and then endured nicely in his companies to make sure victory. Giorgi attacked relentlessly (49 winners), however failed lots (65). Kerber will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Monday, who shocked match quantity two head Karolina Pliskova in a match that was resolved in two playoffs (7-6 (4) and 7-6 (3) in 2h: 25) . The Czech had gained in the earlier six matches between earlier than and had solely given one set. Every participant added two breaks and with related numbers, the luck of the tie-break smiled extra to the Russian.Bencic (sixth) didn’t see the potential of Anett Kontaveit coming, which handed over him like a cyclone in a seen and unseen (6-0 and 6-1 in 49 minutes). The Estonian solely dedicated seven failures in the whole match and was extra aggressive than the Swiss, unusually apathetic and complaining. His physique language indicated that he was not feeling nicely and his rival took the alternative to enter for the second time in the fourth spherical of the Open. It is going to be measured with Iga Swiatek, who additionally gave the shock by interesting to the 19th favourite, Donna Vekic (7-5 ​​and 6-Three in 1h: 44). The 18-year-old Polish, who eliminated Carla Suárez in the second spherical, solely misplaced her service as soon as and broke the Croatian’s 3 times. It’s the second time that he reaches eighth in a giant, after having completed it final 12 months at Roland Garros.Outcomes of the ladies’s staff of the Australian Open.last_img read more

Oier: “It would be important to add”

first_imgThe Osasuna staff continues to work with an eye on San Mamés. A match in which they will not be sure the injured Moncayola and Chimy Ávila. But in addition, Jagoba Arrasate will have to wait to see if he can count on Arnaiz and Rubén García. The first has been training for a couple of days of his classmates due to a catarrhal picture. As to Rubén García, continues to exercise with less workload due to some discomfort in the hip, because of an injury to the external shutter that makes him doubt for the Bilbao meeting. Who seems to return to eleven, already recovered from the lumbar discomforts that prevented him from playing against Real Madrid, is the captain, Oier Sanjurjo, who stressed the importance of scoring in the Bilbao fief .: “Adding Sunday would be important because we have not had two days without doing it and this consists of addingFor that we are working, that’s why we train, that’s why we study the rivals every week and we want to add and with that idea we will go to the green of San Mamés. There are still fifteen games left, but we want to continue adding as soon as possible. “ The Navarrese does not hesitate to affirm that the match against Athletic is not one more: “We have another beautiful opportunity to add. Against Athletic it is always a special day and in its field it is a very attractive scenario and we want to show a good image and, above all, to regain a bit of solidity and that tactical work that we did well and that lately, perhaps, not. We have neglected a tad and it is clear that we have conceded a few goals in the last three games and there we have to improve. “last_img read more

Ateneo flies to Greece to take training to next level ahead of UAAP

first_imgMOST READ 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 14-year-old Spanish motorbike rider dies after crash Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The goal is for the Blue Eagles to become a better team regardless of the outcome of the scrimmages they will play.Ateneo guard Thirdy Ravena said he’s already looking forward to learning the European style of play.“The most evident when it comes to European basketball is everything is stripped down the basics,” he said. “Actually, what I want to happen is for our opponents to really blow us out for us to know what it is that we’re still lacking.”So far, Ateneo has been undefeated in the preseason tournament as it went 9-0 in the elimination round with its latest victory — an 81-75 win over De La Salle in overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo will have its work cut out for it when it pushes its preparations for the UAAP a notch higher with a trip to Greece.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After wrapping up the elimination round of the Filoil Preseason Cup on Tuesday, the Blue Eagles travel to Greece on Thursday where they will test their mettle against stiff competition.“We leave for Greece on Thursday. We’re going to play the Greek under-21 national team twice,” Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin said. “To be complemented with that level of games will be tremendous for us. I think there’s gonna be a lot of lessons learned in that game.”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“We have five other games over there against A2 teams which is above second division so they’ll be men’s teams that will be very, very tough games for us.”READ: Kouame stars as Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle in Filoil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Labor, Revenue, Immigration Authorities Begin Nationwide Compliance Inspection

first_img(L-R) Commissioner of LIS, Col. Reeves, Sr.,LRA’s Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba and Labor Minister KollieThe Ministry of Labor in partnership with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) yesterday began a vigorous and comprehensive nationwide compliance inspection exercise in the country. The exercise is intended for all employers to regularize the status of every alien employee within their employ and also make full disclosure on all alien employees within their workplace(s).The move, according to Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie, is aimed at paving the way for the generation of much-needed revenue for the government and ensuring full compliance with the Decent Work Act of 2015, as well as all existing Labor Laws of Liberia.Minister Kollie, who launched the exercise in conjunction with the LRA and LIS, is also intended to remind employers and employees about their cardinal responsibilities in keeping with the Decent Work Act of 2015 as well as ensure that employers are in full adherence to the mandate.The Minister indicated that the joint team comprising of the LRA and LIS will go across the country to ensure that the task is fully implemented.Minister Kollie, therefore, encouraged employers and employees within the country to cooperate with the joint team.He informed the media that anyone who will violate the law or refuse to make available the records to the joint inspector team will be fined each staff the amount of US$3,000 to be paid into government’s revenue. This action, he said, is in keeping with Section 4(b) of Regulations Number 17 of 2009 of the Labor Laws of Liberia.“So in order to be successful with this exercise, we decided to partner with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) so that we can succeed in generating revenue for the country.“On this note, we want to assure you that we are confident that the Pro-Poor Agenda of President George Manneh Weah is well alive at the Ministry of Labor and the public can be assured that we will not give up,” he stressed.A statement from the Liberia Revenue Authority’s Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba and the Commissioner of LIS, Col. Lemuel E. Reeves, Sr., reiterated Minister Kollie’s of the objective of the joint enforcement exercise to ensure that employers voluntary compliance by the law of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

W. Cup exit ‘the saddest moment of my career’ – Neymar

first_img0Shares0000Neymar leaves the Brazil team hotel in Kazan on Saturday in the wake of their World Cup exit at the hands of Belgium © AFP / Benjamin CREMELSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jul 7 – Neymar has expressed his anguish after Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup on Friday, losing 2-1 to Belgium in the quarter-finals in Russia.“I can say it is the saddest moment of my career, the pain is great because we knew we could get there, we know we had a chance to go far, to make history… But it wasn’t to be this time,” he wrote in an Instagram post. Brazil were left stunned in Friday night’s match in Kazan, finding themselves 2-0 down at half-time and unable to rescue the game in the second half, despite substitute Renato Augusto getting a goal back late on.The disappointment follows Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss against Germany in the semi-finals four years ago, when they hosted the tournament.They played that match without Neymar, who had been stretchered off in the quarter-final win over Colombia with a fractured vertebrae.He came to Russia having only just returned from an operation on a fractured bone in his foot in early March.“It is difficult to find the strength to want to go back out and play football, but I am certain that God will give me sufficient strength to face up to anything,” Neymar added.“Very happy to be part of this team, I am proud of everyone. They interrupted our dream but they have not taken it from our heads or our hearts.”The forward, who became the world’s most expensive player when he left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last year for 222 million euros ($264 million), will be 30 by the time the next World Cup comes around in Qatar in 2022.Brazil have now been knocked out in the quarter-finals at three of the last four tournaments since winning the World Cup for the fifth time, in Japan in 2002.The Brazil squad were due to leave Russian soil on Saturday afternoon on a flight to Madrid, before carrying on to Rio de Janeiro, where they are due to arrive in the early hours of Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea line up v Everton – 20-year-old to take £32m man’s place up top?

first_img 11 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 11 11 14. Bertrand Traore (striker) 11 11 11 11 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 12. John Obi Mikel (centre midfield) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 22. Willian (right wing) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above Chelsea and Everton go head-to-head at Goodison Park in the quarter-final of the FA Cup on Saturday 12 March, kick off 17:30 GMT, and it’s live on talkSPORT.After being dumped out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain on home soil mid-week, Guus Hiddink and his troops will be even more fired up to progress to the semi-finals of the historic competition.The Dutchman, however, was hit with a double injury blow in the defeat to PSG – Diego Costa and Eden Hazard limped off in the second half at Stamford Bridge, and it’s expected the pair will not feature this weekend.So, who could take their place? And will Hiddink opt to rest others?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea line up by viewing the slideshow above.POSSIBLE EVERTON TEAM HERE 17. Pedro (left wing) 16. Kenedy (left back) last_img read more

‘If I could take any manager in the world, it would be Simeone!’ – Arsenal fans

first_img1 Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone Diego Simeone is considered one of the best managers in world football, and he put on a coaching masterclass on Wednesday evening as Atletico Madrid defeated Bayern Munich.The La Liga side netted an early goal, and Atleti played the rest of the game to defensive perfection to ensure they head into the second leg of their semi-final clash with the advantage.Watching fans were impressed, and Arsenal supporters made it clear that the Argentine is the man they want to replace Arsene Wenger as manager of the Gunners.You can see the best responses below…last_img

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal: Commentary of Premier League clash

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures no dice smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade tense The Gunners started out with two defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City, but have since bounced back to beat West Ham and Cardiff.Meanwhile. the Magpies lost to Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, before claiming their first point of the campaign against newly-promoted Cardiff. Arsenal take on Newcastle United on Saturday aiming to seal a third successive Premier League win of the season.Hosts Newcastle are yet to win this term, picking up just a single point from their opening four fixtures. silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Arsenal boss Unai Emery, meanwhile, has named an unchanged team for the clash at St James’ Park.That means Alexandre Lacazette again partners Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.Lucas Torreira is yet to start for the club and once more has to settle for a spot on the bench.Arsenal confirmed XI:  Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette. Subs: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Elneny, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck. 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 3 REVEALED gameday cracker DeAndre Yedlin scored his side’s goal at Man City shining Latest Premier League News Where to stream live commentary Newcastle United vs Arsenal?The match will be live to listen to on talkSPORT 2 for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, September 15. Click here to listen through the website.You can also listen via the talkSPORT App or on DAB digital radio.Team newsNewcastle Confirmed XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernández, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Diame, Murphy; Pérez, Joselu. Subs: Darlow, Clark, Shelvey, Rondon, Muto, Kenedy, Manquillo.Newcastle make four changes to the team beaten by Manchester City last time out.Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie, Jacob Murphy and Joselu comes into the side at the expense of Ciaran Clark, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy and Salomon Rondon.Jonjo Shelvey is back fit after injury but has to settle for a spot on the bench. Arsenal showed both attacking power and defensive vulnerability in their win at Cardiff Newcastle host Arsenal at 3pm on Saturday Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow 3last_img read more

Football Tops William Jewell In Season Opener, 44-30

first_img Photo Gallery Andrew Yarwood Eric Saubert Cody Stepanek Josh Lee John Hugunin Michael Hudson Bryan Pisklo Preview Philip Hespen Andy Rice Mack Marrin Drake vs. William Jewell Final Stats Conley Wilkins Story Links Sean Lynch Next Game: at North Dakota 9/12/2015 – 5:00 PM Drake vs. William Jewell Final Stats Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team opened the 2015 season with a 44-30 victory over William Jewell on Saturday night at Drake Stadium.Conley Wilkins (Overland Park, Kan.) led the Bulldogs with his third career 100-yard rushing game as he carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and three touchdowns.Fifth-year senior Andy Rice (Stevens Point, Wis.) completed 24-of-37 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. Rice completed passes to nine different receivers, as senior Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was his top target with seven receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.Defensively, John Hugunin (Oswego, Ill.) and Sean Lynch (Hawthorn Woods, Ill) led Drake with nine tackles apiece, followed by Mack Marrin (Mendota Heights, Minn.) with six.An interception in the end zone by senior Bryan Pisklo (Tulsa, Okla.) helped eliminate a potential early deficit for the Bulldogs, as a special teams miscue allowed Jewell to get the ball back on DU’s 13 yard line. The Bulldog offense took advantage of Pisklo’s pick as they marched down the field for a 10-play 80-yard drive, which was capped by a seven-yard touchdown run by Wilkins to give Drake a 7-0 lead midway through the first period.Another Bulldog miscue near the end of the first-quarter gave the Cardinals good field position once again. But Drake’s defense stood strong and managed to hold Jewell to a field goal, as the Bulldogs took a 7-3 lead into the second period.With another three-and-out by the Drake defense, the offense put together another solid drive which resulted in Josh Lee (Decorah, Iowa) making his first collegiate field goal from 27 yards out with 7:15 left in the half.The Bulldogs managed to get the ball back with 35 second left in the first-half and got in field goal range. Lee nailed a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give Drake a 13-3 lead at halftime.In the third-quarter a combined 26 points were scored in the first half of the period.The Bulldogs opened the second-half with a touchdown. Rice found a wide open Michael Hudson (Urbandale, Iowa) as Hudson put Drake down to the one yard line. On the very next play Wilkins punched it into the end zone to give DU a 19-3 lead as the point after was blocked.The Cardinals answered with a 9-play 70-yard touchdown drive. Drake’s Philip Hespen (Crystal Lake, Ill.) blocked the point after to keep it 10-point game, 19-9 .Three plays later, Rice connected with Andrew Yarwood (South Elgin, Ill.) for a 48-yard touchdown. Jewell responded by returning the ensuing kickoff back for a 97-yard touchdown, which tied for the fourth longest kickoff return by a Drake opponent, and cut its deficit to 26-16.The Cardinals pulled within a touchdown, 29-23, as they scored on the first drive of the fourth-quarter. The Bulldogs stopped all of Jewell’s momentum when Saubert broke three tackles for a 22-yard touchdown catch, pushing Drake’s lead back to two scores, 44-23.Wilkins found the end zone for the third time with 5:44 left to play, capitalizing on an interception by Cody Stepanek (Yale, Iowa).Jewell managed to score one more touchdown with 1:31 left for a final score of 44-30.The Bulldogs will travel to North Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

A hefty boost for conservation

first_imgThe 10-year-old Jessica, who hasdeveloped a strong bond with herfoster family, is helping to furtherresearch into her species.(Image: Jessica’s Place)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tonie JoubertUp close with Jessica Hippo+27 15 795 5249Mark ReidShe appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2010, and is an icon in Japan and Korea. Starring in over 70 documentaries and television shows, she has her own website and Facebook page, and thousands of adoring fans worldwide.One could be forgiven for mistaking her for a Hollywood starlet, but this young girl from Hoedspruit in Limpopo province, South Africa, is a hippopotamus named Jessica who is highlighting the need for conservation of her kind.Jessica was a star at the tender age of two, when she appeared in her first film, the locally produced big screen hit Mr Bones. Since then, the 10-year-old has delighted and educated television audiences of the National Geographic and Animal Planet channels, and has featured in various television programmes both locally and internationally.Jessica’s world renown, and her status as an international star, is fostering a new awareness of her species, and conservation as a whole.The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious) is classified as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. After the elephant, the hippo is the largest living mammal on land. The name is derived from the ancient Greek, meaning “river horse”.Hippos are amphibious creatures, graceful in water and deceptively quick on land, able to reach speeds of 60 kph. Once prolific from the Nile delta to the Cape, they are now mostly confined to protected areas.Better hippo conservation neededIn contrast to other large land mammals, very little is known about these hefty animals, as they can be aggressive and are notoriously difficult to study.This is where Jessica is making a difference.Most biologists are keen to take blood samples of the animals they study. Large animals must be tranquillised first, but this is not easy in the case of hippos. The creatures forage on land in the night, which makes it hard to track and dart them. During the day they wallow in their favourite waterhole or mud pool, and here they can’t be darted or they would drown.Although hippos are killed for meat, and to a lesser extent out of fear, a lack of knowledge of the species remains the biggest challenge to their conservation.If the extinction of the hippo is to be prevented, certain steps must be taken. This would include protecting their natural environment, counteracting poaching and gathering and sharing more accurate information.Although she can hardly be called typical of the species in terms of her upbringing, Jessica has been monitored over the years to get a better understanding of hippo behavioural and growth patterns. This information is then passed on to scientists and wildlife programmes.One important discovery, in which Jessica played a role, revealed that hippos communicate with each other under water in a similar manner to that of dolphins and whales.When analysed, her DNA pointed to the fact that the hippo’s closest living relatives are whales and dolphins. Jessica’s DNA is also being used in further tests to unlock the secrets of her species.Gaining valuable informationWith visitors streaming to her Hoedspruit home, owned by her foster parents Tonie and Shirley Joubert, and a growing worldwide fan base, Jessica plays an important role in bringing attention to hippos and their plight throughout Africa.The attention and interest generated around her facilitates the valuable spread of positive information through wildlife portals, as well as blogs and various social media sites. This awareness will soon be taken a step further, as a partnership with local wildlife film specialists Africam will see the installation of streaming video cameras on the farm.Looking to the future, the Jouberts are hoping that, with Jessica now at a suitable weight and in the puberty stage, a pod of little Jessicas is a promising prospect. This will open new doors of discovery and research into how hippos nurse and raise their young.Gentle giantIn early 2000 the province of Limpopo was one of the regions devastated by a five-week spell of heavy rain. People in neighbouring Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland were also severely affected.The unrelenting rain caused the mighty Limpopo River to rise to its highest levels in 15 years, and eventually burst its banks in places.Washed away by the flood only hours after birth, a traumatised Jessica was found by retired game ranger Tonie Joubert on his farm near the Kruger National Park.He took her home and nursed her back to health, and she soon became one of the family. Jessica’s bond with the farm dogs is particularly strong.Over the years as a game ranger, Joubert has cared for many orphaned animals. He has raised lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and many antelope species and returned them all to the wild, but said he has never come across an animal quite as unique as this young hippo.“She is gentle and genuinely kind,” said Joubert, “and has never shown any signs of aggression.”Jessica has never been fenced in or kept in a pen, and is free to roam the land and rivers in the area, grazing serenely with neighbouring wild hippos. Grass makes up the bulk of her diet, although it is supplemented with sweetcorn, beetroot and her favourite treat, sweet potatoes.She also drinks up to 40 litres of sweetened rooibos (red bush) tea a day.Tourist attractionVisitors to the farm first watch a video of Jessica’s story and can then spend time interacting with her. They are allowed to feed her and spoil her with rooibos tea.The farm is open seven days a week for day visitors and for those wanting to spend a bit longer in the bush, a handful of self catering units offer cozy accommodation.More information can be obtained from Jessica’s official website, which also has an online store where various items are available.Not only has Jessica’s fame helped her species, but indirectly she also adds value to her community. According to Joubert, Jessica indirectly contributes up to R2-million (US$296 000) a year to the local economy.+27 (0)15 795-5249last_img read more