TORONTO (AP):Top-ranked Serena Wil-liams rebounded to beat Italy’s Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 yesterday in the first round of the WTA Tour’s Rogers Cup.The 21-time Grand Slam winner won a day after sister Venus Williams was eliminated in straight sets by Germany’s Sabine Lisicki.Also yesterday, France’s Alize Cornet upset ninth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3,6-7 (2), 6-4, qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia beat 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, and No. 11 Ekaterina Makarova of Russia topped American qualifier Anna Tatishvili 6-3, 6-3.Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka beat Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-4 and Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi 6-0, 6-1.After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany’s Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 in their first-round match.”I really had an off day,” Venus Williams said. “It was definitely a long wait and tough to not warm up. My opponent and I were under the same conditions, and she played really well.”Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women’s half of the draw and Venus Williams and Lisicki didn’t take the court until after 10 p.m. local time.When they did, the 14th-seeded Venus Williams was not sharp, giving away more than a half-dozen points on double faults. Lisicki was strong in her service game and rarely made the kind of mistakes that cost her opponent.Fans who waited out the rain tried to encourage Williams during her struggles.”Against Venus, you have to play well to be able to beat her,” Lisicki said. “You have to be ready and fight for every point, and I’m very pleased with my performance.”rain-delay ritualLisicki looked at the draw and knew she had to be prepared from the start of the tournament. She did not know she would have to wait more than three hours from the scheduled start time to get going. Instead of her usual rain-delay ritual of pingpong, the 24th-ranked player in the world played a game of UNO. After being so dominant against Venus Williams, Lisicki might have to try that again.During the match, some fans cheered on Lisicki, but many tried to encourage Venus Williams as she struggled.”It’s hard to just, first round, play a player who doesn’t give you any rhythm,” Venus Williams said. “Just a tough draw and bad luck.”
LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “There were times we struggled but they overcame all those difficulties.”Ipac once more featured in La Salle’s scoring exploits when she put La Salle at the 24-11 match point.Kianna Dy led the Lady Spikers with 17 points while Tin Tiamzon and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron combined for 20.Jaja Santiago finished her career with 17 points in her final game to lead NU.ADVERTISEMENT De Leon mum on Ateneo future: ‘I don’t want to make rash decisions’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ La Salle wasted no time in handling NU in the third set after Tin Tiamzon’s two consecutive kills gave the Lady Spikers a 13-3 lead.The Lady Spikers continued its dominance later in the set when substitute Norielle Ipac, who was put into the game in the final period, took advantage of NU’s discombobulated defense with a quick kill to give La Salle a 21-11 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said their two losses in the first round of the tournament helped develop the team’s character, and it was this fortitude they carried well into the Final Four.“The players really developed their character and especially their maturity,” said De Jesus, whose team ended the eliminations on an eight-game winning streak, in Filipino. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle continued its unbelievable finals streak after dumping National University 27-25, 25-22, 25-11 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The first seed Lady Spikers, who are gunning for their third straight title, are headed to their 10th straight finals appearance, this time against no. 2 Far Eastern University, the same school they faced when the streak started.ADVERTISEMENT
Pochettino was unimpressed that Spurs took so long to rouse themselves against their fired-up Welsh opponents who deservedly led this match through a 38th-minute goal from Irish striker Padraig Amond.It almost led to Spurs losing their first match since December 16, until England striker Kane’s 30th goal of the season ensured a Wembley replay.“The team didn’t show they wanted to get into the next round, which was disappointing,” said Pochettino.Spurs have won plaudits for the attacking football they have played under their Argentinian manager in recent seasons but the hard fact is that it is 10 years since the north London club, eight-times FA Cup winners, last lifted a major piece of silverware — the League Cup.“It’s easy to say we want win trophies, but we missed a massive opportunity today to show we wanted it,” said Spurs manager Pochettino. “I hope we have learned today that we have to fight to win things.“I heard the FA Cup was magic and today you didn’t see any difference between a team in the Premier League and League Two.”– ‘Missed opportunity’ –The former Southampton boss added: “We need to realise if we want to do something special we can’t miss the opportunity. Why did we have to wait until the end of the game to fight?“If you fight from the beginning of the game you can show your quality.”A year ago, Pochettino was kept in the FA Cup by a 97th-minute goal from Son Heung-Min as Spurs overcame Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 at White Hart Lane.This time he had to introduce the South Korean from the bench, as well as bring on England midfielder Dele Alli, in order to turn the tide.“I am relieved to be going away with a draw, they were superb, full credit to them (Newport),” said Pochettino.“We started to play and grow in the second half, but we are happy we have a replay and to stay in the competition. We cannot use the pitch as an excuse, we need to look at us.”He added: “We were aware about how Newport play, they are very athletic with quality. We couldn’t match this level.“The key was to match them in motivation, style and fight and we lost every challenge in the first half.”– ‘Proud’ –Newport manager Mike Flynn paid tribute to his team, who are a full 72 places behind a Tottenham side that are fifth in the Premier League.“They are a fantastic group of players and they gave me their all,” said Flynn. “I’m gutted for them that Spurs scored so late, but they’ve made me the proudest manager in the country right now.“I could have been selfish and tried to be the hero and gone for it (a win) but I would never jeopardise the finances. We had to get focussed, it was the only mistake we made all day and we got punished for it.“It’s incredible, I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved. I don’t get carried away, but speaking to Mauricio Pochettino was an eye opener, he’s a class act.“If the replay is anything like the second half then I’m not relishing it. But I’ve got every confidence in my players because they’ve been magnificent from day one.“Days like this are huge for clubs like us and keep you ticking over. We turnover £2.2 million a year as a football club, but this (FA Cup) run will give us an excess of £700,000.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was unimpressed that his side took so long to rouse themselves against fourth-tier Newport County © AFP / Glyn KIRKNEWPORT, United Kingdom, Jan 28 – Mauricio Pochettino questioned his Tottenham Hotspur players’ appetite for the fight after were nearly knocked out of the FA Cup by fourth-tier Newport County.The Spurs manager was angered by his side’s attitude during their fourth-round tie at Rodney Parade on Saturday where they were indebted to an 82nd-minute goal from Harry Kane that salvaged a 1-1 draw.
Little Ruby was left in the toilets of St Eunans Cathedral.A tiny dog who was dog-napped has been found thanks to some ‘divine intervention.’The McBride family from Letterkenny feared the worst when their adorable pet dog Ruby went missing earlier today.Even worse still were local reports that someone had spotted the dog being lifted from the Fernhill estate where they live. St Eunan’s CathedralMum Deirdre McBride contacted Donegal Daily and started a social media campaign to track the family pet.But not even Deirdre could have foreseen who was looking down on little Ruby.That’s because she was left overjoyed when she got a phonecall to say Ruby had been found – in the toilets of St Eunan’s Cathedral.Kind staff at the Parochial House had heard of Ruby’s plight and contacted Deirdre. And just minutes later Ruby was reunited with her delighted family.“We were just so delighted to get Ruby back. We would like to thank everyone who helped us.“We’re not sure how Ruby ended up in the toilets of the cathedral but she is safe and well and that’s the main thing,” said Deirdre.How Ruby ended up being locked in the toilets will remain a mystery.But all the prayers said hoping for her safe return obviously worked! FAMILY’S MASS-IVE RELIEF AFTER STOLEN PET FOUND IN CATHEDRAL TOILETS! was last modified: February 9th, 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:donegalletterkennyMISSING DOGpetRubySt.Eunan’s Cathedral
Tags: 2019 AFCON qualifierMoses Maliehetop Maliehe has been Lesotho’s head coach since 20172019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group LUganda vs LesothoMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 13-10-2018ENTEBBE – With just over a day to their 2019 AFCON qualifier away to Uganda, Lesotho head coach Moses Maliehe has come out and suggested that his side is not here to play around but rather fight for all three points.This was after Maliehe and his side touched down at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday afternoon.“We know how Uganda plays and have respect for them because they are top of the group at the moment, Said Maliehe.“However, we are on a mission that we hopefully shall accomplish.“We shall give a spirited fight in the two legs starting with this Saturday game.Maliehe, a former U20 Lesotho National team who was promoted to the senior team to replace Seephephe “Mochini” Matete last year, also stated that his side has had good preparations building up to the game so they have no worries.“We have been training well and had a practice game in South Africa against Free State Stars, continued Maliehe.“The results from the practice match matter less because we played 30-30 minutes and that club had all their players.“We used a handful of them. This will be a different game plan altogether.In the friendly game against Free State Stars, the Crocodiles lost 9-0.About Namboole being natural grass yet most of the stadiums in Lesotho are artificial, the 47 year old had this to say.“Yes, I know the difference in the playing surfaces.“There is a very big difference but in Lesotho, we do not only have artificial grass but there are some fields which are natural and we have practiced on them too.Lesotho jetted into the country with a 26 man delegation and checked into Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala city.They will undertake their last training in Namboole on Friday afternoon.The Crocodiles are second on the log in Group L with two points from as many games, their opponents-Uganda lead the way with on four.Lesotho Players to face Uganda:Goalkeepers: Samuel Khetsekile (FC Masheshena), Lomani Mphuthi (LDF FC), Mohau Kuenane (Free agent)Defenders: Kopano Tseka (Lioli Football club), Mafa Moremoholo (Lioli Football club), Nkau Lerotholi (LMPS), Basia Makepe (LMPS)Midfielders: Tsepo Toloane (LDF), Tsotleho Jane (Free agent), Hlompho Kalake (Bantu FC), Luciano Matsoso (Black Leopards), Mabuti Potloane (Matlama Football club), Tumelo Khutlang (Black Leopards), Jane Thaba Ntso (Matlama)Forwards: Masoabi Nkoto (Real Kings FC), Motebang Sera (Matlama), Setho Moshoeshoe (LCS), Thapelo Tale (LCS).Comments
Comments Kaddu has now scored 12 League goals this season. (KCCA FC Photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNyamityobora FC 0-2 KCCA FCKakyeka Stadium, MbararaWednesday, 01-05-2019MBARARA – “We still have unfinished business and our target is to win all our remaining games.” That was what KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi said moments after his side were crowned the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions, last week.And unlike most teams who would feel a sense of satisfaction after winning the league and in turn get complacent, KCCA does not look like any of them.On Wednesday afternoon, KCCA FC were away to Nyamityobora in a game that no one would fault them if they lost, but just like their coach said, they proved they want to win it and all their remaining games.Dominating it from the on-set and creating a host of goalscoring chances, the Kasasiros ran out 2-0 victors, their 18th victory of the season.KCCA (Green) dominated the game from the on set.Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu who has not been at his best throughout the entire season, popped up with the goods on the day as he struck both of the visitors’ goals.His first goal arrived after just 10 minutes into the game, bundling the ball into the back of the net off an Allan Okello assist.The second which is his 12th of the campaign arrived at the stroke of half time as the former Maroons striker headed in a Jackson Nunda’s delivery.Kaddu tally of 12 goals this season takes him level with Vipers’ Dan Sserunkuma, one behind the duo of Joel Madondo and Bashir Mutanda but a distant 7 adrift of top scorer Juma Balinya.The game however, did not end in all smiles for the visitors as Nicholas Kasozi was given his marching orders in injury time for accumulation of two yellow cards.This means that Kasozi will miss the coronation game at home to Maroons FC on Saturday.The win puts KCCA on 63 points from 29 games. They remain 7 points ahead of second-placed Vipers SC who defeated Paidha Black Angels 1-0 on the same day.For Nyamityobora who are already relegated to the Big League, they remained second from bottom with 17 points. The loss is their 20th of the season, level with bottom-placed Paidha.The other games played on Wednesday-Police 0-2 URA-Paidha Black Angels 0-1 Vipers-Express 3-1 Bright Stars*Ndejje University 0-0 Onduparaka (*Washed out after 20 minutes) Tags: KCCA FCMike MutebiNyamityobora FCpatrick kadduStarTimes Uganda Premier League
National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27, 2017 and is coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers. The County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council has compiled the County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide which is a free, pocket-size booklet that outlines 124 Heritage Week events taking place across County Donegal and most of them are free.The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be launched by Joe McHugh T.D. (Minister of State, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) and Cllr. Gerry McMonagle (Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council) in the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on Tuesday, August 8 at 12 noon. Event organisers can collect their copies of the County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide at the launch. Everyone is welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place per head of population and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council has organised, or is hosting over 20 of the record 124 ‘Heritage Week’ events planned in County Donegal.Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey displays, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities. “People from heritage organisations, community groups, museums, heritage centres and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council have come together again this year to produce a great Heritage Week events programme in County Donegal” said Joseph Gallagher, Heritage Officer, Donegal County Council.“Their tremendous effort and hard work help to raise awareness and encourage the conservation of our natural, built and cultural heritage. This year’s theme is ‘It’s in Your Nature’ highlighting the connections between people, place and our natural heritage.Investing in our heritage helps to raise awareness, foster interest and generate pride in our heritage, convey our sense of place and identity as well as attract visitors, support jobs and sustain local economies. Credit for the success of ‘Heritage Week’ in County Donegal must go to the people who organise events – many on a voluntary basis – and the communities that support them.”At national government level, Heritage is part of the newly-reconfigured Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and the ‘Creative Ireland’ programme presents opportunities for much-needed investment in our heritage, arts and culture.Copies of the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be available in tourist offices, libraries, public service centres, museums and heritage centres next week and on-line at www.heritageweek.ie or www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage Donegal to host range of events for Heritage Week was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 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:Donegal County CouncileventsHeritage Week
11 July 2008The first four-car train set for South Africa’s rapid rail link – known as the Gautrain – was handed over to Mbhazima Shilowa, premier of Gauteng province, at Bombardier’s assembly plant at Derby, England on Tuesday.The Gautrain line between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International airport is currently under construction, in one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever seen in South Africa.Construction of the first link in the Gautrain network, between the airport and Sandton in Johannesburg, began in September 2006 and is due to be complete in 2010, with the rest of the network due for completion in 2011.Supported by a dedicated fleet of 125 buses, the Gautrain will be able to carry more than 100 000 passengers per day in each direction between Johannesburg and Pretoria.“Gautrain has reached a major milestone in its delivery of world-class public transport to South Africa,” Shilowa said at Tuesday’s handing-over ceremony. “With uncompromising levels of safety, security, comfort and punctuality, passengers can look forward to unprecedented standards of service.“For Gauteng’s people on the move, today is a step closer to the mobility that the golden train will bring.”State-of-the-art rail carsGautrain’s rail cars are “based on the renowned Bombardier Electrostar series, known for their state-of-the-art technology and reliable, high-performance standards,” Gautrain said in a statement. “The lightweight aluminium car bodies – a first for South Africa – also offer increased energy efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements.”Canadian company Bombardier, a 17% shareholder in the Bombela Concession Company contracted to design, build, operate and maintain the Gautrain, has been involved in eight private rail projects around the world, two of which were completed for the London Underground.Gautrain will have 24 train sets of four cars each – 96 rail cars in total – designed to run at an operational speed of 160 kilometres per hour. Ten of these will be customised with features such as extra luggage space and wider seats for use on the Sandton-airport link.According to Gautrain, there are more than 1 600 Electrostar vehicles in operation in the UK, “where they have an impressive record of reliability, with trains operating on London commuter routes achieving up to 80 000 kilometre MDBF (Mean Distance Between Failures).”Skills transferThe first 15 rail cars, plus the body shells for the complete fleet, will be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s facility in Derby. The body shells and some of the major components for the remaining 81 rail cars will be shipped to Union Carriage and Wagon (UCW) in Nigel, east of Johannesburg, for final assembly.Teams from UCW, who are presently at Derby being trained in the assembly of the Gautrain rail cars, will constitute the core of the assembly teams when local production commences.“As train maintenance requirements and equipment are highly specialised, dedicated technicians will be recruited locally and specially trained by Bombardier to maintain Gautrain according to the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications,” Gautrain said.“Bombardier’s commitment to skills transfer also includes the local recruitment and training of drivers, as Gautrain’s driver compartments and control systems will have more advanced features than other trains presently running in South Africa.”In order to meet the requirements for safety at higher speeds, Gautrain will operate on Standard Gauge track. Measuring 1 435 millimetres between rails, Standard Gauge is the predominant track gauge internationally, but was last used in South Africa in the 1860s. The narrower (1 065 millimetre) track gauge currenly used locally is known as Cape Gauge.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
26 March 2010In a boost for local e-commerce, a new partnership between First National Bank and PayPal will enable South Africans to sell to PayPal’s global customer base and move the proceeds to their qualifying FNB accounts – without having to share their personal or financial information online.The service also allows customers to top up and withdraw funds to their qualifying FNB accounts from their PayPal accounts. PayPal has more than 81-million accounts in 190 markets around the world“Our agreement with PayPal also enables international businesses and individuals to transact with South African service providers via a secure and convenient payment service”, FNB chief executive Michael Jordaan said in a statement this week, adding that it would help South Africans to join the global e-commerce marketplace.“The exclusive top-up and withdraw service with PayPal allows South Africans to make payments and receive money internationally without sharing their financial or personal information.”Qualifying FNB account holders need only open a PayPal account and link it to their FNB account in order to receive PayPal payments in 21 different currencies. FNB will convert the currency to South African rands when the money is transferred into their accounts.Focus on innovationThe solution enables qualifying FNB account holders to top up their PayPal accounts any time they want to, send money, and shop online with PayPal’s global base of merchants.“FNB and PayPal have a similar focus on innovation, so it makes sense that we would work with FNB to make online payments even easier for merchants and consumers in South Africa,” said PayPal’s Oded Zehavi.“With South Africa’s solid financial infrastructure and its status as the continent’s largest economy, we’re optimistic about the future of e-commerce in this market, and look forward to working with FNB on the opportunities ahead.”The PayPal service in partnership with FNB has received approval from the exchange control department of the South African Reserve Bank.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Combines are beginning to roll in full force across Ohio and Brodbeck Seeds agronomist Terry Jones says if there was any year to do a harvest loss check, this would be the one. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.