He didn’t let anyone down in a clinical disposal of the No. 58-ranked Chung, who won the Next Gen ATP Finals last November and had an attention-grabbing run through his first five rounds in Melbourne.Chung was the first Korean to reach the semifinals at a major and had taken out Djokovic and No. 4-ranked Alexander Zverev on his way to the last four.South Korea’s Hyeon Chung waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after retiring injured from his semifinal against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Earlier, Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France became the first players from their respective countries to lift the Australian Open women’s doubles crown.Babos and Mladenovic combined to beat the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-3.It’s the first Grand Slam title for Babos. Mladenovic won the 2016 French Open doubles with compatriot Caroline Garcia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The 21-year-old Chung needed a medical timeout to re-tape his left foot after going down a break in the second set and only played two more games before he quit.Federer was utterly dominant until that point. After all, the 36-year-old Swiss star had the standing of the so-called Big Four to protect — there hasn’t been a final at Melbourne Park since 2005 that hasn’t featured Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.Medical staff attend to the foot of South Korea’s Hyeon Chung during his semifinal against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Stan Wawrinka’s win over Nadal in 2014 was the only final since 2008 that didn’t feature two of the Big Four.Federer set a record by reaching his seventh Australian Open final — one more than Djokovic — and has lost only one of the first six, to Nadal in 2009.Cilic beat top-ranked Nadal in the quarterfinals and Chung stunned six-time champion Djokovic in the fourth round. And Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, withdrew from the season-opening major to have surgery on his hip, leaving their collective reputation for dominance in Australia on Federer.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena following South Korea’s Hyeon Chung’s retirement from their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after reaching a record seventh Australian Open final when Hyeon Chung retired from their semifinal on Friday night.Defending champion Federer was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung retired because of blisters on his left foot. Federer, who spent just over an hour on court, will play No. 6-seeded Marin Cilic in the final on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rain or Shine sends NLEX to fourth straight loss OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “I’ve played with blisters in the past a lot, and it hurts a lot. And at one point, it’s just too much and you can’t take it anymore — you can’t go on,” said Federer, who will be contesting his 30th major final. “That’s why this one feels bittersweet. I’m incredibly happy to be in the finals, but not like this.“He’s played such a wonderful tournament, so credit to him for playing so hard again today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFederer beat Cilic in the final at Wimbledon last year, when the Croatian player was hampered by blisters on his feet, too.This time, Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open winner, has had one more day off than Federer after his semifinal win over Kyle Edmund.
Deadly prison riotA Trade Instructions Officer at the Camp Street Prison was temporarily blinded after inmates threw liquids on him during the deadly riot on March 3, which left 17 prisoners dead.Prison Officer Owen Charles told the Commission of Inquiry that the liquid substance thrown at him was a mixture of “Jeyes fluid, pepper and another unknown matter.” His blindness he said lasted for some 4-5 minutes.Charles also stated that he was rushed to the prison infirmary where the medex used saline water to restore his sight. WhenChief Officer of the Guyana Prison Service Peter Barker testifying on FridayTrade Instructions Officer Owen Charles teaches joinery and carpentryKitchen Officer, Gordon Danielscommissioners asked the witness why prisoners would have Jeyes fluid in their possession, Charles explained that the inmates are usually given the disinfectant to clean the bathroom area and often times they would retain.Charles also told commissioners that when he was on the catwalk, he witnessed inmates with their improvised weapons. He noted that at this point there was no other choice than to comply with the order to lock the door as inmates could have possibly escaped the prison compound.“I had to comply with that order because of the aggressiveness in inmates at that time… had they overrun us on the landing and make it into the yard, what wouldda be the end result… if they make it over the fence, society woulda be in chaos,” stressed the Trade Officer.The witness also told the CoI that he teaches inmates joinery and carpentry so that when they leave the penitentiary, they can find employment. He noted that one of the former inmates he trained is now a construction supervisor.It was suggested that prison beds be made out of “low density” hard wood and ply board so as to prevent inmates from utilizing bed metals as improvised weapons.Chief Officer of the Guyana Prison Service, Peter Barker, who joined the service 14 years ago told the CoI that he remember when one of his officers had pushed the key in the door but could not turn it. This testimony comes in light of the account of numerous witnesses that inmates had tampered with the door before the time of the fire.Barker told the CoI that the Capital A door was opened on March 1 and 2. He professed that in the prison, there are “no faulty locks”.He also recalled that while firemen were battling the blaze, he ensured the safety of all of the divisions at the jailhouse. After these checks were carried out, the Chief Officer attempted to go into Capital A division to assess the situation but he could not continue as the scene was too “horrible” and he “could not take it.”Kitchen Officer Gordon Daniels also testified at the proceedings to defend the effectiveness of his department’s operations. He noted that he normally eats the food which he prepares and he further observed that the food is tested both internally and externally. He further noted that inmates are fed thrice daily with meals that are balanced.Daniels told the Commission that many inmates assist in the preparation of meals and noted that the kitchen needs modern equipment to make its operations more efficient. Some of the cooking is done via firewood. The witness expressed that the food prepared is “fairly satisfactory”.The hearings resume on Monday.
Guyana is expected to access an advance to a US$20 million World Bank loan to build capacity in the oil and gas industry by June.Natural Resources Minster Raphael Trotman said Government would like to access an advance of US$1.7 million but needed to “urgently” establish a Project Implementation Unit (PIU).The PIU, spearheaded by the Natural Resources Ministry, must include a coordinator, financial director and have procurement capacities among other requirements. “Once those are in place we can receive the advance, and the larger tranche [portion] will be forthcoming towards the end of the year,” Minister Trotman is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The loan will be used to build oil and gas capacity in three important areas. “Strengthening the regulatory framework, working with the Government on the issues of bringing the gas to shore and the other one is just general capacity building,” he further explained.Ministers Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomes meeting with technical experts from the World BankFunds will also be used to build the capacity of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and other institutions that will monitor cost recovery and similar measures in the oil and gas industry.On Tuesday, Minister Trotman and Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry Simona Broomes met with the World Bank’s Country Director for Caribbean Countries and Latin America, Tahseen Sayed, along with other technical experts to discuss the loan which was secured by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.Sayed noted that the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) has “significantly increased more than three folds the allocation for Guyana” from mid-2018. IDA is the concessional financing window of the World Bank.Guyana’s allocations now stand at US$85 million over a three-year period, Sayed explained. The US$20 million loan is part of this allocation, she added.Minister Trotman stated that the World Bank will be the country’s primary financial institution in the development of the oil and gas industry.
A fire, believed to be of electrical origin, completely destroyed a Port Mourant, Corentyne home on Wednesday.Deodat Tasso, 46, a cash crop farmer, told this publication that he was not at home when the fire started.The Port Mourant, Corentyne home on fireAccording to the farmer, he was at his farm situated about half a mile from his home all day and upon his return at about 16:00h, there was a blackout in the community. Tasso said he did not venture into his house, but stayed downstairs and was separating vegetables he brought, in which a vendor wanted to purchase from him. He said that he then left and went to a nearby shop when he received a message saying that his house was on fire. According to Tasso, he was away from the building for about ten minutes when he received the message.“When I go back home, I see fire inside the whole house. I run and try to pull some of the pumpkin that I had under the house but the heat was too much,” he said.Villagers tried to form a bucket brigade when smoke was seen coming from inside of the building but to no avail. The farmer was unable to save anything from his home. Tasso has been living at the Port Mourant house for more than 30 years.Meanwhile, one fire truck from Rose Hall Town Fire Service arrived at the scene and fire fighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
The Trackers’ weekend began in Grande Prairie, taking on the Strike Energy Storm in some pre-season action, resulting in a 4-3 win. It was a solid performance from the team from northeast B.C. who scored twice in the third to finish with the victory.Saturday, the team headed to Peace River for a tilt against the Royals. The offence continued to roll for the Trackers, who outscored Peace River 2-1 to secure their second win in a row.However, fatigue and a long weekend on the road caught up to the boys, who, following the win over Peace River, travelled to Whitecourt to take on the Spruceland Ford Wolverines, resulting in a 6-1 loss.- Advertisement -The scoreboard wasn’t the only loss suffered by the Trackers, as five of the team’s players were forced to leave the game due to injuries.Luckily, the team has a solid week until their next game, hopefully providing those injured adequate time to heal up.Their next time on the ice will be September 30, when the Trackers begin their regular season in Slave Lake.Advertisement They will make their regular season home debut with back-to-back games, the first taking place in Dawson Creek Oct. 20, and in Fort St. John Oct 21. Both will be against the very same Slake Lake Thunder.
0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat PSG 3-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONMADRID, Spain, Feb 15 – Zinedine Zidane warned his Real Madrid players that they can expect to suffer in the return leg of their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a 3-1 comeback victory on Wednesday.The reigning European champions stunned the PSG of Neymar in the last 16, first-leg showdown with two goals in the final seven minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu from Ronaldo and Marcelo. Ronaldo had earlier drawn Madrid level with his 100th Champions League goal for the club from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, cancelling out Adrien Rabiot’s opener for the French side.“We can afford to have a bit of euphoria tonight. We have to be satisfied, and enjoy this,” said Zidane.“But there is a second leg to come where we will need to play with a lot of intensity. We know we are going to suffer.”Real had already suffered for large spells of Wednesday’s match, before PSG collapsed defensively in the closing stages, unable to adjust after Zidane sent on Marco Asensio.Striker Asensio set up the two late goals, and Zidane will take plenty of credit for the impact his substitutions had on the game just when it looked as though PSG would leave the Spanish capital with the edge in the tie.Zidane, under pressure because of Real’s indifferent domestic form, again saw the Champions League bring the best out of his team and Ronaldo.“With Ronaldo it’s difficult to always say the same thing. He has shown once again that he always turns up in the big games,” said Zidane, after the Portuguese became the first player to score 100 Champions League goals for the same club.He has scored 11 this season in Europe in just seven matches, and he won the battle of the superstars at the Bernabeu with PSG’s Neymar.“Real Madrid love the Champions League and as players we can feel that on the pitch,” Ronaldo said after collecting his man of the match prize.“Today things worked out for me, scoring two goals and helping the team win, but we know the tie is not finished yet.”– Soft penalty, say PSG –Neymar had his moments but it was a frustrating night on the whole for PSG’s Brazilian superstar in Madrid © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORREWhile Real are looking to win the European Cup for the third year running — something no club has done since Bayern Munich in 1976 — and the 13th time overall, PSG risk seeing their wait for a first Champions League crown go on.A year after they fell apart in historic fashion to lose 6-1 in Barcelona at the same stage of the competition after winning 4-0 at home, here was another late collapse on Spanish soil.Coach Unai Emery surely needs to win this tie to remain in the job, but he took big decisions that backfired.Captain Thiago Silva was left out, 21-year-old Giovani Lo Celso started in midfield and Angel Di Maria stayed on the bench even when Edinson Cavani came off in the second half.“The team played well and deserved better. We have to be optimistic and positive for the match in Paris. We still have a good chance of getting through,” claimed Emery, who has drawn once and lost 10 times in 11 visits to the Bernabeu as a coach.Emery tried to turn the focus on Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi, saying the penalty the hosts got for a Lo Celso challenge on Toni Kroos was soft. He also felt his side should have had a spot-kick for a Sergio Ramos handball.“When we play against a big team, it’s the same, always,” bemoaned PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi.“Last year against Barcelona, this year against Real Madrid. OK, Real Madrid are a big club, but that’s enough now. UEFA have to do something.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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impact 3 He told talkSPORT: “It was the same kind of performance. I was a little bit deflated and disappointed.“Coming from Arsene who always played open attacking football, I really wanted the new manager to come in there and tighten things up.“For the last ten years now – [we’ve been] leaking goals, soft away from home.“I wanted him to put his new goalkeeper in, work with his back four, have two screening central-midfield players, and keep a clean sheet. It was crying out for it. But I didn’t see that.“I thought he got a lot of selections wrong. His three best players were his subs [Alexandre Lacazette, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira]. I don’t know why he didn’t start with them.”Asked if his former side, for which he made a staggering 669 appearances, could challenge for the top four this season, Adams was pessimistic based on Sunday’s showing. gameday How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Ozil endured a frustrating afternoon against City How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 3 ALTERED He added: “I can’t see it. I don’t know what he’s been doing for the last six weeks.“He’s been rotating all of his players and giving them all a game. They’ve got some good results but it’s pre-season.“From minute one, I would’ve picked my own goalkeeper, my back four and put the two lads in that I want to screen those, and get a firm base that’s been missing for the last ten years.“You’ve had six weeks of pre-season – go on, get on with it!“Arsenal fans up and down the country all want him to challenge for the title but at the moment we’re nowhere near.”Adams believes the lack of defensive solidity at the club has had a serious impact on the output of star player Mesut Ozil. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS He continued: “Ozil has no players around him. We haven’t got a captain. We haven’t had a captain since Patrick [Vieira].“We haven’t had a screening player since Gilberto Silva. They’re all individuals, they’re not working as a unit.“They need to get some resilience back. Then you’ve got a base for Ozil to go and do his stuff.“I think he’s one of the best players in the world and he’s going through a difficult period.“But he needs someone around him to say ‘come on son, away we go, do your stuff.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Emery suffered defeat in his opening game Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Adams enjoyed incredible success with Arsenal NEW ERA highlights Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal possible xi 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible standings Arsenal legend Tony Adams was left ‘deflated and disappointed’ by Unai Emery’s first game in charge of the north London club.The Gunners lost 2-0 at home to Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening day of the 2018/19 season and, according to Adams, there were little signs of change under the new manager. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes
THE Government parties take a battering in the latest opinion poll to be published in the Sunday Times this weekend as the result of the Budget sinks in.Support for Taoiseach Enda Kenny is down – with Gerry Adams the most popular political leader.Just 26% of people are satisfied with the government, down 1o% on the last poll two months ago. Fine Gael support is down seven points to 30%, while Labour loses four points to 11%.Sinn Fein is the second most popular party in the country with 21% support – up two points in last time.Fianna Fáil support is up five to 20% with independents and others up four points, to 18%.Satisfaction with Enda Kenny is down 14 points to 44%; Eamon Gilmore drops 11 to 35%; Micheál Martin is up four to 40%; while Gerry Adams is down two to 48% – still the highest satisfaction rate for any party leader. SINN FEIN SUPPORT GROWS AS GOVERNMENT PARTIES BATTERED IN LATEST POLL was last modified: December 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldaily.comsunday times opinion poll
For Sale: River Media’s HQ is up for saleRIVER Media, the company forced to close half a dozen newspapers during the recent recession, is selling off its final three offices in Co Donegal.Its headquarters in Letterkenny is included in the sell-off.Commercial property experts Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey says the offices of the Letterkenny Post, the Donegal Post and Inish Times are being offered for sale. Potential purchasers are being offered vacant possession, or a one-year rental by the newspapers after purchase.The Letterkenny Post, at Dry Arch Business Park, is being sold for €125,000.The Donegal Post office unit at Gruagorm House is for sale for €65,000.The Inish Times office on Buncrana’s Main Street was sold this week – it had been on the market for €110,000. River Media went into receivership in 2011, re-emerging after doing a deal with its creditors including AIB/First Trust.In 2009, the company made a loss of just under €1.7m after a €3.3m loss in 2008. RIVER MEDIA HQ AND 2 NEWSPAPER OFFICES PUT UP FOR SALE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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:debtsDonegal Postfor saleInish TimesLetterkenny PostnewspaperOfficesRiver Mediastrugglinstruggling