Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Barcelona gives lifetime contract to Andres Iniesta “I don’t remember a lot of mistakes,” Nadal said. “I went to the net very often. I did the things that I want to do, and I did it well, so very happy.”On the women’s side, unseeded Carolina Garcia of France upset third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (6) in almost 3 1/2 hours to line up Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. Simona Halep, on course to becoming the No. 1 player in the world for the first time, faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNadal saved all three break points he faced against Isner. He will next play third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.Dimitrov spent time practicing with Nadal in Mallorca ahead of the hard-court season. The two also went fishing at sea. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We catch a few ones (fish), but not very big,” Nadal said. “But we had some good dinner.”Nick Kyrgios also advanced. The eighth-seeded Australian won when opponent Steve Darcis retired with a neck strain while trailing 6-0, 3-0.Kyrgios will take on second-seeded Alexander Zverev. The German beat Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3 and qualified for the season-ending tournament in London.“It’s great for any player to qualify,” said Zverev, who has five titles this season.Second-ranked Halep moved into the women’s semifinal by defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-2, 6-1.To bump Garbine Muguruza from No. 1, the Romanian needs to reach the final. Halep’s quarterfinal win avenged her straight-sets loss to the 34th-ranked Kasatkina at Wuhan last week.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men’s singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday.The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kvitova defeated Czech countrywoman Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova has won the last 24 matches she’s played against fellow Czechs.“We are pretty good friends from the Fed Cups,” she said. “We know each other well. We practice a lot as well. Maybe it’s extra motivation for us to play each other.”Ostapenko beat Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4 in an error-filled quarterfinal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View commentslast_img read more

Stingy defense help Ravena, Ateneo get back at Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments “Every single game is a championship game especially against Adamson that beat us in the first round,” said Ravena in Filipino. “We really focused as a team and we listened to the coaches because they’re the ones who devised the game plan.”And one player that defending champions were worried about was shooting guard Jerrick Ahanmisi who torched them to the tune of 23 points in their first meeting.Ravena also pointed to Ahanmisi’s 24-point performance in the Soaring Falcons’ 80-72 win over University of the Philippines in their previous game.Ahanmisi had a 15-point explosion in the third quarter in Adamson’s victory against UP and that was what Ravena was weary of against the Soaring Falcons.“We made sure that we had Adamson’s key players under our defense,” said Ravena, who had 10 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks for Ateneo. “There’s Jerrick and he can easily cause an explosion so we needed to be aware of that.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Evecenter_img When the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament kicked off in September, there was a near consensus that Ateneo was an unbeatable team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST 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 LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After all, the Blue Eagles placed fourth in the Jones Cup in Taiwan as the Philippine representatives but their once deemed invincible armor was immediately dented in their first game of the year.Adamson University stunned Ateneo, 74-70, in the two teams’ first game of Season 81 and that setback served as ab early wakeup call for the Blue Eagles.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 ChrissAteneo was eager to bounce back from it and it did in the form of a 62-48 blowout win in the second round Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Star forward Thirdy Ravena said the whole team’s sole focus in their rematch with the Soaring Falcons was to vindicate their earlier loss. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Essequibo ferry stelling walkway eroded

first_img— passengers calling for re-castingCommuters utilising the Good Hope-Pomona Ferry service in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have been complaining about the sub-standard works at the facility at Supenaam and are calling on Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to immediately intervene.The steel plates on the walkwayThe pathway leading to the ferries’ dock is eroded and causes great discomfort for passengers. The walkway has eroded to the extent that the stones used in the casting are showing. Only recently, a resident in the area, having recognised the discomfort of both passengers and drivers, installed steel plates to cover the holes.Vehicles traversing the area have to negotiate onto the steel plates. This has caused great inconvenience to many, including commuters. Commuters are, therefore, calling for a re-casting of the walkway in an effort to prevent further erosion and deterioration.last_img read more

LRA Tax Enforcement Turns Chaotic

first_imgAction by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to shut down a sand mining company on June 29 in Schefflin, Margibi County, for not complying with tax obligation, turned chaotic with a worker of the company and an officer of the Liberia National Police entering into a tussle.The police officer authorized by LRA had gone to the river bank where the mining is done to confiscate the keys to the earth moving machine and boats mining the sand when a man (not named) blocked the officer from collecting the keys from the operator of the machine.Both the man and officer were seen in far distance fighting as the officer tried to subdue him in handcuff. Some LRA tax enforcement officers rushed to the scene to assist the police officer and managed to subdue the man, after some minutes of tussle. He was arrested in handcuffs and then taken to the Schefflin police depot to be processed to court.Speaking in an interview concerning the closure of the business, LRA chief legal counsel, Max T. Duncan told this paper that the sand mining company, Lichi Incorporated, is doing business in Montserrado and Margibi Counties, but has not been able to settle its tax obligation with the LRA. According to Cllr. Duncan, Lichi has operated under more than two names with the intention to dupe government of taxes it should pay. He added that the LRA has written several communications inviting the management Lichi, Inc. to go for consultation, but the management has refused to honor the invitation. He said the business entity owes government about US$61,656.21 in taxes and a fine of LD$400,000.Cllr. Duncan said as LRA has seen the location of the business and knows the names under which it operates. The tax authority therefore decided to shut down the business for three days to allow the management to go to the Bureau of Tax Appeals or the Liberia Revenue Authority to settle the matter.Lichi Incorporated is run by some Liberian and Chinese nationals. Its first registration was on April 19, 2013.While at the scene of the operation, some documents were displayed indicating payments of US$10,000 on two occasions and US$2,000 on another occasion. Meanwhile, the rage of LRA has been manifested in recent days. A few months back LRA arrested a Chinese national for not declaring some of the goods he imported into the country.A Liberian was also arrested in May for siding with a Guinean to evade taxes when he allegedly installed a Liberian license plate on a vehicle brought from Guinea.Last week LRA again arrested two Chinese businesspeople for allegedly conniving to divert duty free building materials imported for construction works at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) to the WJ Building Material Store on 15th Street for sale.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ExxonMobil estimtes more than 4 billion oil-equivalent barrels at Stabroek Block

first_imgThe ExxonMobil-controlled Stabroek Block offshore Guyana has now been confirmed to have in excess of four billion oil-equivalent barrels.ExxonMobil announced on Monday that it has increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource from a previous estimate of 3.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels and has advanced its evaluation to support a third phase of development and consideration of two additional phases.In a statement, the oil giant said that the increase followed the completion of testing at the Liza-5 appraisal well; a discovery at Ranger; the eighth discovery, Longtail into the Turbot area evaluation; and completion of the Pacora discovery evaluation.According to Exxon, “Guyana’s first development, Liza Phase 1, will use a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day, starting by early 2020. Liza Phase 2, which is targeted for sanctioning by the end of this year, will use an FPSO vessel designed to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day and is expected to be produced by mid-2022.”According to ExxonMobil Senior Vice President Neil Chapman, continued success in Guyana and progress in other upstream growth projects in the US Permian Basin, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and Brazil are giving “us additional confidence in achieving our long-term earnings growth plans that we outlined in March”.In addition, it was outlined that the Liza-5 well successfully tested the northern portion of the Liza field and, along with the giant Payara field, will support the third phase of development in Guyana. “The Payara development will target sanctioning in 2019 and will use an FPSO vessel designed to produce approximately 180,000 barrels of oil per day, as early as 2023.”The Longtail well established the Turbot-Longtail area as a potential development hub for recovery of more than 500 million oil-equivalent barrels. Additional prospects to be drilled in this area could increase this estimate.“The collective discoveries on the Stabroek Block to date have established the potential for up to five FPSOs producing over 750,000 barrels per day by 2025. There is potential for additional production from significant undrilled targets and plans for rapid exploration and appraisal drilling, including at the Ranger discovery,” Exxon said.The Stabroek Block covers 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometres). ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, is the operator and holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds a 30 per cent stake and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds the other 25 per cent.last_img read more

Little rhyme or reason to states’ teen-sex laws, critics say

first_img“If society is going to punish them as adults,” said Morgan, “then society ought to educate them.”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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Wilson was freed Friday after the Georgia Supreme Court found that the 10-year mandatory sentence he received for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl at a New Year’s Eve party in 2003 when he was 17 was cruel and unusual punishment. He had served almost three years in prison. Georgia’s law has since been rewritten to make the same act a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison. Across the country, ages of consent range from 14 to 18. Lawyers and health educators say most teens – and even many parents – are unaware that even consensual teenage sex is often a crime. The patchwork of laws and ages from state to state leaves many confused and critics say more education is badly needed. “We do a disgraceful job of educating kids about the very real consequences that they face,” said J. Tom Morgan, a former DeKalb County district attorney who has a new book coming out called “Ignorance Is No Defense: A Teenagers Guide to Georgia Law.” ATLANTA – The tough Georgia law that sent Genarlow Wilson to prison for having oral sex with a fellow teenager has been watered down. But in Georgia – and in many other states – it’s still a crime for teenagers to have sex, even if they’re close in age. Legal experts say it’s rare for prosecutors to seek charges. But, as the Wilson case illustrates, they can and sometimes do. And the rising popularity of sex-offender registries can often mean that a teen nabbed for nonviolent contact with someone a year or two younger might face the same public stigma as a dangerous sexual predator. “It’s ludicrous,” Wilson’s lawyer, B.J. Bernstein, said. “In order to look tough on crime, they (lawmakers) are criminalizing teen sex.” last_img read more

French clubs express interest in singing Celtic youngster

first_img 1 20-year-old Kouassi has attracted attention from France Nice and Rennes have made contact with Celtic about the availability of Ivorian starlet Eboue Kouassi.The 20-year-old arrived from Russian club Krasnodar back in 2017, when the Hoops paid £3m to land him.center_img The midfielder has been used sparingly since his arrival and has so far started just six Scottish Premier League games for Celtic.However that has not dampened interest in Kouassi, who is under contract until 2021.Clubs in Belgium have been previously linked with the Abidjan-born ace but now reports in France have suggested interest from Ligue 1 too.According to Foot Mercato, both Nice and Rennes have already enquired with Celtic regarding his availability and could be preparing bids.Nice finished eighth in Ligue 1 last season, while Rennes ended up fifth.Major honours would be unlikely for the Ivorian at either club, whereas at Celtic he has been part of two league title winning squads in the past two years.The defensive midfielder may be tempted to trade in trophies for first team football however, as he has struggled to make a permanent impact in Scotland.last_img read more

Yankees win, push series back out West

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We didn’t go looking for it, we weren’t trying to get to this point,” said Angels first baseman Darin Erstad. “But this team has responded pretty well to adversity over the years. And if you have to play one game for all the marbles, (Bartolo Colon) is the guy I’d want on the mound.” The Angels could have saved Colon for Game 1 of the AL Championship Series had they been able to hold onto the 2-1 lead they had entering the bottom of the seventh. Starting pitcher John Lackey, pitching on three-days’ rest, was replaced by Scot Shields with two outs in the sixth, and Shields got out of the inning. Leading off the seventh, Robinson Cano, the Yankees’ Game 1 hero, hit a slow roller to shortstop and beat it out for an infield single. Shields walked Jorge Posada, and Yankees manager Joe Torre sent up Ruben Sierra to pinch hit for Bubba Crosby. Sierra lined a single to right field, driving in Cano from second despite a strong throw by Vladimir Guerrero, tying the score at 2. Posada took third on the play, then tried to score on Derek Jeter’s slow grounder to Chone Figgins at third. Figgins fielded the ball cleanly but his throw was in the dirt. Catcher Bengie Molina scooped it up, but his tag on Posada was too late and the Yankees could start thinking about a cross-country flight to Southern California. Figgins said his throw home “slipped a little bit.” The Angels have played three win-or-go-home games in the past three years, winning two of them (Games 6 and 7 of the 2002 World Series) and losing one (Game 3 of 2004 ALDS). Photo gallery: Angels vs Yankees “It was a slow chopper, the grass was wet, and you try to get off the best throw you can,” said Figgins, who drove in the Angels’ first run of the night with an RBI double in the sixth. “It was one of those do-or-die plays.” Scioscia said he thought Figgins might have rushed his throw. “I think Figgy had a little more time than he thought,” Scioscia said. “He just pulled it up the line.” Said Torre: “To get the lead was such a bonus for us at that point in time, because this (Angels) ballclub is not easy to score against.” All that was left was for closer Mariano Rivera to get the final six outs, which he did without a hitch. So confident were the Yankees that Rivera would do the job that the stadium organist played “California Here I Come’ before the top of the ninth inning. Both starting pitchers pitched well early, as neither team had a hit until Guerrero’s infield single with two outs in the fourth inning. Yankees starter Shawn Chacon had retired the first nine Angels of the game before Figgins reached on an error by left fielder Hideki Matsui leading off the fourth. Lackey, pitching in place of Jarrod Washburn (throat infection), was equally effective in the early innings. He walked Jason Giambi twice and Posada once but did not allow a hit until Posada doubled with two outs in the fifth. Molina said Lackey made only one mistake all night Gary Sheffield’s RBI single with two out in the sixth that cut the Angels’ lead to 2-1. It was one of only two hits the Yankees had against Lackey, but Scioscia removed Lackey then after only 78 pitches, and Lackey wasn’t happy about it. “Nothing against (Shields), but you want to be the guy making pitches when the game is on the line,” Lackey said. “I felt like I was pitching well enough to decide that game for us.” Scioscia explained that the decision was based on two factors Lackey pitching on three-days’ rest and that he wanted to give Shields as much “wiggle room’ as possible, meaning he didn’t want to wait for the Yankees to put more runners on base. “John’s never happy about coming out of the game,” Scioscia said. “It’s part of his makeup.” Shields, though, couldn’t hold the lead and took the blame for the loss. “The loss hurts right now,” Shields said. “But we’ll be ready to go. It’s no time to dwell on the loss. We’ve got to get the job done tomorrow.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img NEW YORK — In recent years, the “mystique’ in Yankees mystique has been nothing more than an eight-letter word that rhymes with bleak. That’s what happens when baseball’s most-storied franchise goes without a World Series victory in five years. Eight outs away from going on vacation a few weeks earlier than owner George Steinbrenner would prefer, the Yankees found a little of that old magic and rallied to beat the Angels, 3-2, in Game 4 of the American League Division Series before 56,226 at Yankee Stadium. The victory evened the best-of-5 series at two games each with the decisive Game 5 to be played tonight at Angel Stadium. last_img read more

Senior Menus

first_imgLunch is served at 11:30 a.m. weekdays at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall; and the Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The cost is $2 at the Senior Center and $2.50 at Bouquet Canyon Apartments, and includes a beverage. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Chicken parmigian, noodles, mixed Italian vegetables, three-bean salad, garlic bread, rhubarb, juice. Tuesday: Swedish meatballs, rice pilaf, broccoli, tossed salad, whole grain bread, cookies. Wednesday: Tuna salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, white bread, pudding, juice. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Thursday: Baked ham, au gratin potatoes, carrots, cucumber salad, whole grain bread, apple, juice. Friday: Chicken fajita, Spanish rice, refried beans, carrot-pineapple salad, tortilla, mixed fruit, juice. last_img read more

Cubs eye three points off Angola in 2019 U17 AFCON opener

first_imgThe Uganda Cubs are making thier maiden appearnace at the AFCON finals.U17 AFCON 2019Angola vs UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es Salam Sunday, 14-04-2019 @6pmDAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda U17 National Football team, the Cubs will make their maiden bow at the continental level on Sunday, April 14th.Having won the regional qualifiers last year, the Cubs take on Angola at the National Stadium in Dar es Salam in their first group game at the finals.The team led by Ghanaian coach Fabin Kwesi will be hoping to get off to a good start after preparations that were dubbed ‘excellent’ by the tactician.“It is good we had excellent preparations ahead of the tournament, said Kwasi in the pre-match press conference on Saturday.“We are also fortunate that we learned about our opponents and hopefully we can be able to exploit their weaknesses and get all three points.“Despite all that, we know we have to work hard as they (Angola) are not an easy side but we will also use our strengths to try and get the job done.Asked whether the local U17 league that is played in Uganda, gives his side an upper hand, Kwasi had this to say;“The U17 League has helped us a lot as a nation and gives us an advantage ahead of the tournament.Kwesi thinks the U17 league gives Uganda an advantage.Uganda has an U17 League which comprises of youth players who represent each side that features in the top tier during a particular season.It was introduced to help feed the top tier sides but also help prepare the U17 and U20 national team.Whether that has started bearing fruits already, will depend on the results the Cubs put out in the tournament starting with Sunday’s game.However, with the sort of preparations that the boys have enjoyed, it is just natural that the level of optimism is sky high.The Cubs have camped for a while in Njeru, also travelling to Turkey so as to take part in a UEFA U17 developmental tournament before heading to Kenya in the days building up to the finals.After qualifying last year, the team also took part in the COSAFA U17 tournament where they featured as guests, reaching the semi finals.For their Sunday opponents, Angola, they qualified for the 2019 finals after winning the Southern zone.Unlike Uganda, Angola are featuring in their fourth edition of the African U17 showpiece.Their best finish at the finals has been 4th on three occasions (1997, 1999 and 2007).Uganda and Angola are in Group A alongside Tanzania and Nigeria.Uganda’s next group fixtures will be against Tanzania next Wednesday and Nigeria on Saturday.The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals and qualify for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.The other AFOCN U17 game on Sunday:Group A – Tanzania vs Nigeria @3pm at the National Stadium in Dar es Salam.The Cubs squad in Tanzania for the 2019 U17 AFCON:Goalkeepers:Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University FC), and Mubiru Patrick (Bright Stars FC).Out Field Players: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Iddi Abdul Wahid (Cagliari FC – Italy), Mwaka Polycarp (Ndejje University FC), Opaala Edrine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Opiro Justine(KCCA SA), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers SC).Comments Tags: AFCON U17 2019AngolaFabin Kwasitopuganda cubsWorld Cup U17 2019last_img read more