Djokovic becomes father of baby girl

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McKines wishes players well, hopes SMB wins Grand Slam Jelena gave birth on Saturday evening and their second child will be named Tara, Blic newspaper reported on its online edition.The couple have a two-year-old son Stefan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 30-year-old Djokovic announced in July he would miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.The Serb retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July because of the problem, from which is suffering for a year-and-a-half. View comments Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles as he delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017. FILE PHOTOTwelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have become parents of a baby girl, local media reported on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Between mid-January 2015 and June 2016, Djokovic won 17 of his 22 finals played in 24 tournaments. It seemed nothing could interrupt his dominance of world tennis.But for months the Serbian national hero — now fourth in the world rankings — has been a shadow of his former self.Since winning the French Open last year to complete the career Grand Slam, he has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the last eight.Djokovic said in July he would need a couple of months without the racket but that surgery was “not an option”.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu 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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ With Andre Agassi continuing as his coach while he recovers, Djokovic now intends to be ready to start the new season at the beginning of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

PBA: Magnolia boosts playoff bid, holds down NorthPort

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jalen Green, FilAm Sports dominate Ateneo en route to NBTC Final 8 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “We limited [Stanley] Pringle, [Mo] Tautuaa and [Jonathan] Grey. The defense of our small guys on Pringle really worked. It was tiring, but at least we got the W and boosted our playoff chances,” said Victolero, whose wards rebounded from a tough 97-93 overtime defeat to Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.Grey led NorthPort’s first half assault with 14 points. He was scoreless in the second half. Pringle had 11 in the first two periods but scored just four in the final half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, limiting the Batang Pier to just 31 points after surrendering 59 in the first two quarters of the match.“It was all about our defense in the second half,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “We gave up 59 in the first half. That’s the most, I think, that we gave up this conference in the first half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd so Victolero sent his wards out of the halftime break with a simple message: “If we don’t play defense in the second half, we will lose this game.”The Hotshots responded. And the numbers showed it. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Bumping off cutters and funneling drives to crammed, uncomfortable spaces in the middle, Magnolia limited NorthPort to just 24 percent shooting in the second half after the Batang Pier shot 58 percent in the first two periods anchored on 26 points off transition.“We gave up too many fastbreak points. Usually, if we give up 59 points, that’s already the third quarter for us,” Victolero said.The Hotshots were so disruptive defensively that NorthPort could only manage eight points in the last quarter—a franchise-low for a team that is currently on a six-game slide after a promising 2-0 start to the conference. The Hotshots thus climbed to 4-5 on a night Paul Lee fired 24 points and attracted a lot of NorthPort’s defensive focus.Lee hit a triple to bite into NorthPort’s lead and then Rodney Brondial, benefitting from the defensive attention Magnolia’s star guard was getting, found open spots and hit four straight points to give the Hotshots the lead, 83-82, early in the fourth.It was all Magnolia from thereon as NorthPort couldn’t dust off the scrappy, bruising pressure applied by the Hotshots on defense.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–How does one bounce back from a strength-sapping, deflating defeat to a fierce rival? Play another scrappy, bruising game that would have further drained more energy—and morale—had it ended in another loss.This time, however, Magnolia came out with a win as it played in total grind-out fashion in the second half to subdue NorthPort, 103-90, and boost its playoff hopes on Wednesday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

APNU, AFC agreed to split vote at upcoming LGE – sources

first_img…by competing independently in order to stifle PPPBy Michael YoungeTop executives from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have allegedly agreed to split the electoral votes at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) by competing independently in order to out manoeuvre and out-campaign the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and secure a larger portion of the seats.The agreement was arrived at when a clandestine meeting was hosted in August this year at the Georgetown Club that saw chosen representatives of the two parties attending. That meeting did not involve the wider APNU and AFC representatives that had been selected by their parties to represent their interest at the talks aimed at securing a coalition alliance to compete in the LGE polls.“So this group engineered the collapse of the formal talks and made matters complicated so that there could be no coalition alliance to compete in the LGE. In other words, an outside deal was engineered by the smaller group that met at Georgetown Club to discuss the more serious politics ahead of the elections…” a source close to both parties told Guyana Times on Saturday morning.Asked why competing independently was necessary when it was pellucid that the coalition appeared stronger if united, the source said that it was felt that if the two separated and campaigned independently in different areas they could lock the PPP out and convince voters as well as their traditional base to vote for the parties on the basis of loyalty and race.“The AFC didn’t just want to test its political acumen. It felt that Indo-Guyanese would not support the coalition as it was because of some of the policy measures implemented since it took office. One of the members said clearly that the PPP would white-wash the coalition in key constituencies because of the voters in Regions Five [Mahaica-Berbice] and Six [East Berbice-Corentyne] had lost all confidence in the coalition especially the AFC which is now been touted as a ‘Judas’ and a party which betrayed them”, the source said.But also the two parties would rejuvenate their ranks if it was thought that it was competing and reinventing itself ahead of the 2020 elections because it had learnt its lessons from the failure of the coalition in key areas.“In the end, if the AFC and APNU managed to field enough candidates who were successful, the PPP could not get the lion’s share of the votes since it is felt that it does not have enough finances or resources to mount a full-out assault on the coalition,” the source said.In other words, the strategy of divide and rule or divide and conqueror would be implemented.“That’s the reason for the reconfiguration of several of those LGE areas… It is not a coincidence. That’s why these elections must take place without any external interference or eyes. The APNU and AFC intend on winning even if it means employing less than transparent and lawful tactics. Bulkan (Ronald) knows this,” the source advanced.The source also stressed that the APNU and AFC were very concerned that the PPP seems more focused and dedicated towards improving its gains recorded back in March 2016 and if the party was successful to do so again, it could create more problems for the coalition ahead of 2020 elections.It was alleged that AFC Chairman Raphael Trotman, PNCR General Secretary Amna Ally and APNU’s General Secretary Joseph Harmon as well as AFC’s David Patterson were either all part of the clandestine meeting or were briefed on the plan.On Saturday, efforts to reach all of the above-mentioned politicians proved futile as their mobile phones went unanswered and calls were not immediately returned so as to ascertain the level of accuracy or truthfulness of the accounts given by the source who has been reliable over the past few years.last_img read more

Oil wealth must reach all Guyanese – British envoy

first_imgAs Guyana moves to extract first oil in a few months’ time, British High Commissioner Greg Quinn has posited that the benefits of oil must reach all Guyanese, including those on the coastland and those in hinterland villages.British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg QuinnMaking these remarks on Thursday, during the 93rd anniversary celebration of the birth of Queen Elizabeth II, Quinn noted that both the Government and Opposition are tasked to work for the good of everyone.“Guyana is on the cusp of unparalleled wealth. That wealth must benefit each and every citizen of this country, regardless of who they are or where they are; from the coast to the hinterland, from Georgetown to the smallest village. Everyone must benefit. Government and Opposition must work for all the citizens of Guyana,” the High Commissioner admonished.The principal explorer of this oil, ExxonMobil, has thus far made 13 discoveries, the most recent being in April last. This discovery added to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels in the Stabroek Block. Yellowtail-1 is the fifth discovery in the Turbot area, which ExxonMobil expects to become a major development hub.BRBKT4 Stena Carron oil drill ship at geo-stationary mooring in Bressay Sound, off Lerwick, Shetland Islands.Quinn explained that if citizens are at the other end of such resources, the latent potentials of the country, which have been announced for some time, would be realised. If not, he said, it will be a “shameful legacy”.“If this does not happen, I fear Guyana will not develop, and we will continue to hear the tired, old mantra of how much potential Guyana has. There is no question about that potential, but it is up to the political leadership to do, to actually show it, to actually move beyond potential to reality…If that does not happen, it will be a shameful legacy,” he warned.He mentioned the positive growth in business activities and linkages that were forged with other parts of the United Kingdom (UK). Guyana recently established ties with Aberdeen, from where expertise can be provided for the oil industry.“The one thing I want to highlight is the expanding business relationship. In the last year, we have cemented the links between Aberdeen and the city of Georgetown. All of this is designed to help Georgetown learn from the good and the bad of dealing with oil and gas. We have met every increasing links between the UK and Guyanese business in all areas. It’s not just about the oil and gas, it’s about retail, consumer goods, services and other skills,” Quinn said during the event.ExxonMobil had previously said there is potential for at least five floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels on the Stabroek Block, producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.Startup of the Liza Phase 1 development is on track to begin by the first quarter of 2020, and this well is expected to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO, which is expected to arrive in the country in the third quarter.Liza Phase 2 is expected to start up by mid-2022. A final investment decision is expected soon, subject to Government and regulatory approvals. Upon approval, the project plans to use the Liza Unity FPSO to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day.Sanctioning of a third development, Payara, is also expected in 2019, with startup projected for 2023.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometres). ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, is operator of, and holds 45 per cent interest in, the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 per cent interest.last_img read more

Trackers struggle in big loss to Camrose

first_imgThe Vikings led 2-0 after the first, and 6-1 after the second period before scoring another four goals in the third.The lone goal for the Trackers was scored by Matthew Apsassin, and the assist went to Brandon Howard.Both goaltenders got time in the game. Logan Edwards started the game and was pulled after allowing five goals on 21 shots, and Tavis Veins allowed five goals on 12 shots down the stretch.- Advertisement -Shots at the end of the game were 33-30 in favour of Camrose.Next for the Trackers is a game tonight as their road trip continues against the Leduc Roughnecks.last_img read more

FINN HARPS V DERRY CITY IN LETTERKENNY TODAY

first_imgFinn Harps and Derry City battle it out in Letterkenny today.The game is at Coláiste Ailigh in the town with a 4.30pm kick-off – and is part of a double-header of top sporting events to celebrate the official opening of the new pitch at the school.Rory Gallagher will bring his Donegal team to the same venue on the weekend of December 5 or 6 to play another Ulster county (possibly Derry). The €10 entry free today will also get you entry to the GAA match in December.So it’s great value – and all proceeds go to the Irish language secondary school.All those who buy tickets also go into a draw to win top prizes including TVs and a top of the range bicycle.  FINN HARPS V DERRY CITY IN LETTERKENNY TODAY was last modified: October 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Colaiste Ailighderry cityfinn harpsletterkennylast_img read more

FIANNA FAIL DENY THEY ARE PUTTING SOMETHING IN THE ‘TAY’ IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA spokesman for Fianna Fail has moved to disregard rumours that a breakaway group has formed a new tea party cumann in Letterkenny.FF leader Micheal MartinThis would be similar to the Republican Party’s extreme right wing rump in the USA.According to media tycoon and political commentator John McAteer, the taypot gang from FF (allegedly) met in secret in Letterkenny last week amid speculation that they stopped just short of backing Linda Martin to clock Billy McGuinness. The meeting is thought to have got sight of an unspeakably cool blueprint to save Fianna Fail from being eaten up by the Northern Lights with an innovative range of digitally enhanced sound bites.These include banning Eamon O’Cuiv from annoying the IFA: to a considered position on same sex marriage, divorce, married priests, celibacy and free condoms for families in negative equity and 50% off for bona fide joyriders (over 15 years of age).Tagging non-productive farmers (including the IFA) was also up for grabs along with preserving family values: the family farm and the corncrake, protecting post offices, garda stations schools, banks, disappearing sand dunes and postal votes for non-nationals.The Blueprint also has a line (allegedly) on getting free eye tests for sheep (2 years and over) at Specsavers and transferring the Letterkenny Electoral Area to the Ukraine and forming branches of UKIP in Rathmullan, Ramelton, Kilmacrennan, Aghadachor and Glenswilly. A motion of support for Panti Bliss was adjourned pending her appearance in Ramelton to allow them get a closer look when she takes jet ski lessons on the Lennon next week (allegedly).Micheal Martin’s case for early canonisation is also to be forwarded to the Council as long as he promotes an agenda to fast track a new senator for Donegal NE.The FF spokesman says they are well aware of this meeting: however they will not be making any comment since they understand the taypots are not paid up members of the organisation and as such they are free agents to pursue their own agenda… preferably outside of the party.The Tea Party is an American political movement associated with the Republican Party. The name is derived from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, an iconic event in American history and is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt. It is now seen as an ultra conservative rump that has outlived its uselessness.FIANNA FAIL DENY THEY ARE PUTTING SOMETHING IN THE ‘TAY’ IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fianna failJohn McAteerTea partylast_img read more

Uganda drawn along side Wales at Commonwealth Games

first_imgUganda Rugby sevens team lifting the African cup at Legends last year. File photo.RUGBY–Uganda will take on 2014 commonwealth plate winners Wales after they where both drawn in group D at this years’ rugby sevens edition in Australia.Uganda who qualified for the commonwealth after winning the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens in Kampala when they defeated all four of their opponents including other Africa representatives at the games Namibia, Morocco, Tunisia and Ghana.This will be the four time in a raw that the Rugby Cranes will be featuring in since 2006.The first time Uganda competed at a Sevens tournament in the Commonwealth was back at the 2006 edition in Australia where the the Rugby Cranes finished bottom of group D that featured fellow African nation South Africa, Samoa and Tonga.At the last edition in Scotland, Uganda one and lost two games in a group that featured heavyweights Australia and England. The solitary victory came by virtual of a 17-14 triumph of lowly Sri Lanka.Meanwhile, defending gold medal winners South Africa were drawn in Pool A alongside Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.Pool B which has been labelled the ‘group of death’ has England, hosts Australia, Samoa and Jamaica.Kenya were drawn in Pool C alongside New Zealand, Canada and Zambia.The games will be played over 3 days, from April 13-15 at Robina Stadium and the top ranked teams after the group games will advance to the semifinals and play for the medals.Uganda’s team that has been called up to start preparations for the games:Eric KasitaIvan MagomuRaymond EmanziIsaac RujumbaBaron KasoziTimothy KisigaJames OdongoPius OgenaSolomon OkiaKevin KermunduAaron OfoyrwothMicheal WokorachPhilip WokorachLawrence SebulibaDesire AyeraJoseph AredoJames IjongatAlhaji MananoAdrian KasitoTimothy MudoolaByron Oketayot.The groups at the commonwealth games:Group A. South Africa, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.Group B. England, Australia, Samoa and Jamaica.Group C. Kenya, New Zealand, Canada and Zambia.Group D. Wales, Uganda , Sri Lanka and Fiji.Commentslast_img read more

Traffic disruptions and water outages expected across Donegal following bursts

first_imgHomes and businesses in Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Buncrana are experiencing water outages today following unexpected burst water mains. Road users are warned to expect disruptions as Irish Water carry out repair works in both Letterkenny and Stranorlar.The Letterkenny burst impacts on the Dromore, Bonagee, Drumany, Drumardagh, Rossbracken and surrounding areas. A traffic management system will be in place to facilitate works, which are estimated to be completed by 2pm today (Monday).The Stanorlar fault affects Stranorlar, Ardmiran, Tircallen, Tiervickmoy, Knockfair, Kilross, Broadroad, Killynure, Meeavoy, Callann, Cloughroe, Lisnaree and surrounding areas.A traffic management system will be in place to facilitate works. There is no estimated completion time, as crews are working to restore supply to all affected areas as soon as possible.Elsewhere, works in the Buncrana regions of Millfield, Milltown and Ard Draven Heights will take place from 10am until 2:30pm. For more supply updates, visit www.water.ieTraffic disruptions and water outages expected across Donegal following bursts was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish Waterlast_img read more

Unknown 6 Plain Hair Slides IN4588, Excellent product

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-01-02 07:49:22Reviewed Item 6 Red Plain Hair Slides IN4588Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  12  reviews These are marvellous red school hairslides. I thought i had already reviewed them, but it seems not. Good quality & size – my grand daughter wears 2 per day for school & invariably loses them on a regular basis – these hold the hair in place very well & are a nice red. These are marvellous red school hairslides. I thought i had already reviewed them, but it seems not. Key specs for 6 Red Plain Hair Slides IN4588:Pack of 6 plastic coated bendies in redGreat for school! Each clip measures approximately 5cm longComments from buyers“strong hold – great, Perfect for school, Excellent product” Cute, they’re a bit on the small side. So word work better on kids imo. This item was bought for my granddaughter who is always losing her school slides. Colour is good and is an excellent product. These are actually okay, just the red rubber comes. These are actually okay, just the red rubber comes off quite quickly and you end up with metal slides. Cute, they’re a bit on the small side. So word work better on kids imo. Does the expected job for perfecting hairstyles. This item was bought for my granddaughter who is always losing her school slides. Colour is good and is an excellent product. Speedy delivery and perfect for school. My daughter always seems to mislay clips so to find some of good quality and a reasonable price is great. Speedy delivery and perfect for school. My daughter always seems to mislay clips so to find some of good quality and a reasonable price is great. These are actually okay, just the red rubber comes. These are actually okay, just the red rubber comes off quite quickly and you end up with metal slides. Good quality & size – my grand daughter wears 2 per day for school & invariably loses them on a regular basis – these hold the hair in place very well & are a nice red. Does the expected job for perfecting hairstyles. Posted on January 2, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Unknownlast_img read more