Kenin: “Everyone can fight and fulfill their dreams”

first_imgSofia Kenin, an American born in Moscow 21 years in the past, opened her account on the Grand Slams on the expense of Garbiñe Muguruza, which he defeated in three units. “It’s my first speech, however I’ll attempt to do it proper,” he mentioned gracefully in his speech after choosing up the trophy from Lindsay Davenport. “I hope we can play extra finals collectively sooner or later,” she advised the Spanish. “My dream has come true. I’ve labored arduous to be right here, and everybody can fight for their desires as a result of I simply fulfilled mine,” threw into the auditorium. His mother and father settled down definitively within the USA when he was just a few months outdated and all his life he targeted on tennis. To be a famous person. You will have already taken step one.last_img

Philippines raring to test Korea

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “They know how to play [to] their strength during the matches and even with the tournament format,” added Delos Santos of the Taiwanese, who are now in the semifinals.A win over Korea will give the Philippines a shot at fifth place while a loss would drop the country to the battle for ninth.“This is a very imporant game for us,” said Lazaro. “Korea is a very strong team. We can’t get intimidated by them. And we get a huge chance of making fifth place.”Lazaro, who plays for Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga, said they have developed as a team after a 1-2 finish in the preliminaries.“We see that everybody’s willing to adjust to each other and adjust to the system of the coaching staff,” Lazaro added.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gan rules World Am qualifying tournament MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—For somebody who’s bearing the brunt of enemy fires, Denden Lazaro knows a thing or two about handling pressure.And how much the Philippines needs to step up when it takes on South Korea on Friday in the playoffs of the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES 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 View comments “I hope we gained it after Kazakhstan win, the killer instinct and ability to close out a match,” said the Philippines’ main libero. “That’s what we want to have especially in the crucial match against Korea.”Head coach Shaq delos Santos conducted a short practice Thursday where they also studied videos of the Koreans’ matches.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 Chriss“It’s not the Korea we should be scared of,” said Delos Santos. “We just [have to] play our game according to the plan and try not to get intimidated by anybody.”Korea made the quarterfinals but bowed to Chinese Taipei Wednesday. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img

Teen cyclist struck down by motorist

first_imgA teen is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was struck from behind while riding a pedal cycle on Robb Street, Georgetown.The 13-year-old student of St John’s College has reportedly sustained severe injuries about his body as a result of the accident.According to witnesses, the motorcycle which struck the teen was driven by Romeo Cambridge, bearing registration number CC4437.The teen was heading towards Camp Street when the motorcyclist slammed into the bicycle from behind.Guyana Times understands that the bicycle the young lad was riding at the time of the accident had no reflectors or lights. However, the motorcyclist was taken into custody as Police continue their investigations.last_img

Berbice miner shoots reputed wife during argument

first_imgA businesswoman is now nursing a gunshot wound at the Bartica Hospital after she was shot by her reputed husband in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Injured: Ava AbramsThe woman has been identified as 49-year-old Ava Abrams of Lot 77 Third Avenue, Bartica. She is said to be in a stable condition.Guyana Times understands that at about 02:00h, the victim had just closed her business and was sitting in her vehicle at the Third Avenue Beach Front in Bartica when she was approached by her husband, a 52-year-old miner of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam Berbice, and an argument ensued.The argument continued for some time, until the miner, a licensed firearm holder, reportedly whipped out the pistol he was carrying and shot the woman once to her left hand.A friend of the victim, who was returning from running an errand, reportedly found the injured woman and quickly rushed her to the hospital, where she underwent surgery and was admitted as a patient.The perpetrator has since been detained as investigations continue. The firearm used in the shooting has also been lodged.last_img

Initial Images of Simi now out

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – With the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum luring visitors from across the nation, local Chamber of Commerce officials saw the need a few years ago to help tourists find their way around Simi Valley. And this week, those efforts were culminated with the release of the city’s first tourism magazine – “Images of Simi Valley, California” – featuring a photo of the Reagan Library’s Air Force One Pavilion on the cover. “There are more than 800 hotel rooms in Simi Valley that are full much of the time,” said Colleen Janssen, vice chairwoman for tourism and marketing on the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce board. “We realized that we are a vacation hub that is safe and friendly and offers access to many of the attractions in Southern California.” The magazine includes articles on the library; plays, concerts and other cultural events tourists can attend locally; a piece about Grandma Tressa Prisbrey’s Bottle Village; and an article about the Cajun Creole Music Festival on May 26-27, billed as the biggest Cajun festival west of the Mississippi. “People at the hotels told us that their guests were asking where to go and what to do, so we wanted to provide a guide for our visitors,” Nixon said. “The hotels have been waiting for this magazine to come out.” Janssen said that although the chamber wants to bring more tourists to Simi Valley, the tourists are already here. “We are trying to help show them things to do,” she said, noting that many people from out of town might not realize that the area includes the Brandeis-Bardin campus of American Jewish University, Strathearn Historical Park and highly rated golf courses. The chamber is distributing the magazine along with a list of events and activities for tourists in Simi Valley monthly. The activities include this month’s Blues Festival, the Cajun Festival, the Simi Valley Street Fair Expo and the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard. The list also includes activities outside of town that are close enough for Simi Valley tourists to enjoy, including whale watching off the Ventura County coast and the Antelope Valley poppy fields. Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller, who wrote a welcome note to visitors in the magazine, said Simi Valley has a colorful past, a safe environment and a variety of attractions visitors can enjoy. “I think the magazine will do much to help promote the image of the city and provide valuable information,” Miller said when the publication was released Wednesday. Randy Green, chairman of the Cajun Festival for the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, said the image of the Air Force One Pavilion was perfect for the cover. “The magazine is great,” he said. “It’s got everything from shopping to dining to history to the arts. Hopefully it’s going to draw people to live here in the community.” (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The magazine lists some of the movies and television series filmed in Simi Valley, including “Poltergeist,” “Men in Black,” “Gunsmoke” and “Little House on the Prairie.” And for people who want to see some of the more remote areas, there is an article on hiking in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. “We’re very proud of it,” said Leigh Nixon, chamber president, who said the magazine was produced by Journal Communications Inc. and paid for through advertising revenues, some of which are coming back as extra income for the chamber. She said Images has been produced for other communities, but the Simi Valley edition is the first in California. There were 7,500 copies printed initially, which will be distributed free at local hotels, the Reagan Library, the Simi Valley Town Center and other locations. People can also see a version of the magazine online at last_img

Video: Suarez scores a long-range screamer in La Liga

first_imgSuarez scored a long-range screamer in La Liga. It wasn’t Barcelona’s former Liverpool star Luis celebrating, however, but Elche’s Damian. The little-known defender had only scored once in his entire career before unleashing this rocket which helped his side to a crucial 2-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano. As a certain talkSPORT presenter might say, take a bow, son!last_img

‘Dreams do come true!’ Tottenham fans react to brilliant news

first_img1 Roy Hodgson with Franco Baldini It’s finally over Tottenham fans.To round off a stunning weekend for Spurs, which saw them stuff Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane, they have now got the news they’ve been looking forward to for some time.Technical director Franco Baldini has left the club by mutual consent after two years in charge of the club’s scouting and transfer policy.The Italian will forever be associated with signing the ‘Magnificent Seven’ in 2013, using the money the club earned from selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado were all bought for sizeable sums and have already been offloaded, while Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela remain.Last year, Federico Fazio, Benjamin Stambouli and Michel Vorm were among the men he landed for Mauricio Pochettino, while this summer he was only involved in the sale of players.And even though Baldini played a significant role in a number of key sales, which recouped plenty of cash, Tottenham Hotspur fans are happy to see the back of him.You can see how they reacted to the news below…last_img


first_imgA man who claimed he was the Pope bit a Garda when he tried to arrest him for calling him names.McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Sean McLaughlin was told by Gardai to go home when they encountered him at St Mary’s Road, Buncrana in the early hours of Sunday morning last, January 12th. He roared ‘w*****s’ twice at Gardai as they patrolled the town and then gave them the ‘middle finger.’When he was asked for his name he told Gardai he was “John Paul The Pope.”McLaughlin, of Cloontagh, Clonmany, was then arrested but as he was being cautioned he bit one of the arresting Gardai.Letterkenny District Court was told today that McLaughlin, 23, remembered little about the incident as he had been drinking heavily.He had returned home from Australia for Christmas where he had been working.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had no excuse or reason for his actions as he had never been in trouble before and had no malice towards the Gardai.He said he was clearly under the influence of alcohol and apologised to the court.His parents were with him in court and were also clearly deeply embarrassed by what had happened, added Mr Dorrian.Mr Dorrian said his client was due on a flight back to Australia this evening (MON) at 10pm which he planned to be on.Judge Paul Kelly asked the court how serious the bite to the Garda had been.He was told he had attended Nowdoc and had received a tetanus injection as a precaution.Judge Kelly said it was McLaughlin’s first offence and that the assault was at the lower end of the scale.“The injury is at the lower end even though it was a nasty injury for the Garda to suffer and I don’t feel it was a focused assault,” he said.He ordered McLaughlin to pay €300 to St Vincent De Paul and agreed to strike all matters out.MAN WHO CLAIMED HE WAS THE POPE BIT GARDA was last modified: January 13th, 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:Judge Paul KellyPopeSean McLaughlinlast_img


first_imgA clairvoyant has been brought in by the family of a missing Lifford man in the hope to find him and end their heartache.The woman was contacted by the family of David Colhoun who went missing in the early hours of last Sunday after escaping from police custody in Strabane.The 22 year old’s heartbroken family and his girlfriend Nicola McConnell believe David may have tried to cross the River Mourne to get home. Gardai, the PSNI and hundreds of locals have mounted searches along the river for the past two days but there has been no sign of the missing man from Beechwood Avenue.Some of Mr Colhoun’s family have also been critical of the PSNI’s lack of co-operation in the search for David.The family contacted divers from Dundalk who are believed to have come to the scene but have been hampered by poor conditions.Donegaldaily has also learned that the family have also been speaking with a clairvoyant in the hope of locating David. A family source revealed “At this stage we are just so frustrated and we just want David home. We are hoping that he never actually crossed the river but decided just to keep his head down somewhere else.“But as the days goes on things don’t look good. David has not contacted Nicola or any of his family. They are all going out of their minds with worry.“A member of the family did contact a clairvoyant who has told them a couple of places she feels David may be. They are trying anything at this stage because they are just so desperate to get David home.”Searches for the missing man have started again this morning with dozens of locals assisting in the search along the banks of the river.*For other stories on the Colhoun family’s search for their missing son log onto BY: NewspixirlCLAIRVOYANT BROUGHT IN TO HELP FIND MISSING LIFFORD MAN was last modified: May 25th, 2011 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)last_img


first_imgA Donegal man who was forced to return from Australia to answer an appeal against dangerous driving charges has had his sentence dropped but fined €5,000.Down Under: Glenn AlcornGlen Alcorn, 28, had to appear in person after Judge Keenan Johnson warned his solicitor that her client should turn up in person in court. Alcorn, who lives in Perth, appealed the case to the circuit court in Letterkenny but never turned up himself.On reviewing the case, Judge Johnson described it as one of the worse of dangerous driving he had witnessed and advised Alcorn to come back from Australia with a good wallet of money with him.Alcorn, of Renny, Lettermacaward turned up in court yesterday and told the court he was currently employed in Australia and planned to aply for citizenship there.“I have appealed the sentence. I have applied for residency and it doesn’t look good for my record. I intend to live there for the foreseeable future,” he said.He also produced references in court.The court previously heard that Alcorn was convicted in the district court on four charges of dangerous driving and one charge of failing to stop for Gardai on April 7, 2010.The offences involved Alcorn driving at speeds of up to 160km/hr on rural roads in the townlands of Menagowan, Farrigans, Renny and Toome.He was also convicted of failing to remain at the scene.Gardai had attempted to arrest Alcorn, but couldn’t because he was driving so dangerously and so fast, the Circuit Court heard.He also had a conviction for dangerous driving in 2007. He was disqualified from driving for two years on that occasion.However having listened to the plea, Judge Johnson said he was prepared to remove the suspended sentence and give Alcorn a chance.He fined him a total of €5,000 and gave him 12 months to pay.“I don’t think it would be fair that this hangs over you and I think you have learned your lesson,” he added.MAN WHO RETURNED FROM AUSTRALIA FINED €5,000 FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING was last modified: April 3rd, 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:dangerous drivingdonegalGlen Alcornjudge keenan johnsonletterkennyLettermacawardlast_img