Top-seeded John Isner wins 3rd Hall of Fame title

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It’s a lot of reward for a lot of hard work, a lot of years of sacrifice,” Ebden said. “It’s disappointing, but at the same time I have to be happy with my week.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Olympian Michael Phelps loses race against Great White Shark 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 “It’s hard to win a tournament,” Isner said. “It’s no small feat to come out here and be the last man standing. I’m very happy about that. It’s been two years since I won a tournament, so I had that weighing on my mind.”Isner became the second player to win an ATP title without facing a break point since records began in 1991. Tommy Haas also accomplished the feat in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2007.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’“I’m very happy with how I played all week,” Isner said. “It was a perfect week and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”Ebden was playing his first tour-level final.center_img MOST READ FILE PHOTO – John Isner of the US returns to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their men’s singles first round tennis match at the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at Queen’s Club in west London on June 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKNEWPORT, R.I. — Top-seeded John Isner beat Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Sunday for his third Hall of Fame Open title.The hard-serving American also won the grass-court event in 2011 and 2012. He has 11th career titles, all at the ATP World Tour 250 level.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Serena Williams pulls plug on China Open, season looks over

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘On the cusp’Reports from the United States said Williams’ season is now over, which would make it the fourth year in a row she has curtailed her playing commitments — although in 2017 she took time off to have a baby.In 2016 she called it quits after the US Open citing a shoulder injury, and in 2015 she took a break after narrowly failing to win all four majors in the same year, following a shattering defeat in New York to Italy’s Roberta Vinci.The biggest event left on the 2018 calendar is next month’s elite, eight-player WTA Finals in Singapore. Williams is currently 11th on the Race to Singapore rankings.Williams, who won her first Grand Slam title in New York in 1999, captured her 23rd while pregnant at last year’s Australian Open, but she has since stuttered on the brink of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.After returning to the circuit as a mother in March, Williams reached the French Open last 16 before pulling out injured, and she lost the Wimbledon final to Angelique Kerber.Williams said she felt “on the cusp of this amazing moment” at the US Open before the straight-sets loss to Osaka, 20, who stunned her childhood hero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Offers real, but dad says Kai Sotto will remain with Ateneo MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)American great Serena Williams was left out of the China Open tennis draw on Friday as she appeared to call time on her season following her meltdown at the US Open.Williams’ name, along with that of her sister Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead of the start of the tournament in Beijing, one of the women’s tour’s mandatory events.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It comes less than three weeks after the tempestuous US Open final, where Williams, 37, accused the umpire of lying and sexism in an angry rant during her 6-2, 6-4 defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.In extraordinary scenes, Williams went into a tailspin after a warning for receiving coaching from the sidelines, smashing her racquet and being docked a point and then a game.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 ChrissThe 23-time Grand Slam singles champion later said she wanted to “move on” from the incident, but maintained that women players could not get away with “even half of what a guy can do”.“Right now we are not, as it’s proven, in that same position,” she told Australia’s Channel Ten. 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 “But that’s neither here nor there. I’m just trying most of all to recover from that and move on.”The episode polarised tennis with many expressing sympathy for Williams, while others said her behavior was out of line.Osaka was in tears during the victory ceremony for her first Grand Slam win as boos rang out from the New York crowd, prompting Williams to call for calm.“We cannot measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with,” Czech-born American Martina Navratilova wrote in the New York Times.“In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Claims and Objections welcome, but!

first_imgDear Editor,Guyanese welcome the long-awaited Claims and Objections cycle, which commenced on Tuesday, October 01, 2019, and continues for forty-two days after an adjustment to the initial period, agreed by the Commissioners. It presents the speediest approach by GECOM to cleanse the Preliminary List of Voters and the opportunity for citizens who are not on the list to register. The time has come for all citizens to have their say in halting this downward slide of our treasured country under the hands of this dictatorship APNU/AFC regime.It is very interesting that the GECOM Secretariat extracted the Preliminary List of Electors from the Database that was effective at the end of April 2019. The same database that Government Commissioners and the Secretariat knew all along was valid. Yet, they deliberately put up a persistent and systemic approach of false representations of the facts, focused on deliberately effecting delayed elections and extending the life of the fallen and now illegal APNU/AFC regime.The surreptitious defiance of our revered Constitution by this cabal and the blatant game playing accommodation by Mr Granger fly in the face of the level of fairness and objectivity required at GECOM. It also highlights the level of ingrained deceptiveness and untrustworthiness in his leadership. This brings to the forefront, the generally undesired abuse of the autonomy granted to GECOM that is being advantaged by the likes of Keith Lowenfield, who leads the Secretariat, and the infamous hard-nosed quartet of Mr Granger’s anointed James Patterson and the three PNC/APNU Commissioners.All will recall that the main Opposition PPP/C was consistent in their call for GECOM to use the list, which the forces in the then GECOM Commission and Secretariat deliberately allowed to expire on April 30, 2019. Of course, this was given its continuous update over the years by GECOM in accordance with the legally approved framework, leading up to various elections including 2015 that brought the Government to power.It is a fact that the validity of the list subject to the required update was never in question. This was on numerous occasions admitted by the Public Relations Officer, Legal Officer and Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield. It is, therefore, unacceptable that Keith Lowenfield shamelessly and inexplicably embarked on the infamous House-to-House cycle in the absence of a Chairman of GECOM and in rejection of the rulings of the CCJ regarding the instructive position of Section 106 of the Guyana Constitution.The irrationality and tenacious emphasis of unconstitutional breach by this Granger PNC-influenced clique highlight their unfitness for the position they currently hold in GECOM. Lowenfield’s lack of enforcement of the most appropriate of the Continuous Registration and Claims and Objection approach places every action authorised by the Secretariat up for microscopic scrutiny. The seemingly innate “corrections when exposed” design applied by Lowenfield raises too many questions for acceptability, trust and transparency.From some of the recent outputs of the Secretariat, it must be clarified regarding who created the deliberate false alarm and published in the Official Gazette that the duration of Continuous Registration will be forty-nine days. Who in GECOM Secretariat sent out an Order from GECOM for all registrants to go to the GECOM office and verify their name on the Preliminary List of Voters?The contaminated and misleading environment that the Secretariat creates is a recipe for mass protest and action against all those who are wilfully playing with the lives of our people. All citizens must vehemently condemn these unnecessary and unpardonable sins by key actors in the GECOM Secretariat and the perpetrators of these woeful and most damaging actions must be fully sanctioned.Requests by numerous media outfits have sought explanations as it relates to this particular and several most disgusting acts of the GECOM Secretariat. The callous treatment by offering another correction without explanation is most disgusting. I wish to emphasise the deliberate attempt at confusion caused by the GECOM Secretariat’s release, which state:“During the exercise, every person whose name appears on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record to be included in the Official List of Electors (OLE).”Aside from the retraction, we condemn this wicked statement as fake, false, and wicked; and the Chairperson, Madam Justice retired Claudette Singh should take the necessary steps to ensure the responsible source from GECOM Secretariat is dealt condignly with the full force of the law. GECOM’s image is on public trial and the evidence points to strong untrustworthiness of the controlling staff at the Secretariat, who are continuously proving their liability to this country and the Commission in particular.It is, therefore, imperative that GECOM recruits an independent evaluator, whose job will be to evaluate all official systems for the day-to-day activities and to ensure the achievement of all targets. GECOM also needs a technical assessor, whose function should be to monitor the electoral system to ensure maximum and accurate output within the confines of the law.Further, there is recognition by the public that GECOM is in desperate need of more than one information technology specialist. It is of note that the imposter, pensioner Patterson, who Granger had catapulted at the helm of GECOM, surreptitiously and irrationally rejected the IT specialist offered by the UNDP. Without hesitation, GECOM should accept the offer by the international community to assist in offering technical assistance and monitoring of the various phases of the preparation of the elections.One has to be cognisant of the fact that GECOM has rogue elements within is confines who could compromise a free and fair election. The Chairman of GECOM should act with urgency to protect the integrity of the elections, knowing that trust is questionable in the Secretariat.The situation at GECOM is rotten and more and more people will continue to focus on and speak out on all the skullduggeries at the office, thereby affecting the credence of the organisation and its role.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

One Act Foundation hosts mental health awareness walk

first_imgOne Act Foundation in collaboration with Miss World Guyana, Nuriyyih Gerrard, on Saturday morning hosted a Mental Health Awareness Walk aimed at educating Guyanese on mental health issues.Under the theme, “Thrive, Live without Stigma”, the walk was held at National Park, Georgetown, and culminated a short programme.The walk saw a fair turnout with many persons pledging their support for the worthy cause.All clothed in green, the walkers enthusiastically displayed their interest in spreading awareness of the issue of mental illness.Speaking with Guyana Times, the Vice President of the Foundation, Randolph Critchlow said the event was planned as Guyana prepares to observe Mental Health Day on October 10.“This was the first walk that we organised and there are much more, leading up to Mental Health Day. So hopefully people will be aware now of Mental Health Day and join the cause.”He further talked of an app which is to be launched on Mental Health Day allowing persons to have access to mental health workers.“The App will be available for download after October 10 and will provide the public with information on Mental Health issues as well as provide assistance for those suffering with mental health issues.”Miss World Guyana Nuriyyih Gerrard, who is an advocate on the topic, also spoke on the event.“We are completely excited, humbled and privileged to be a part of this. The aim of this walk is basically to promote mental awareness and we decided that to do it at the National Park on the fitness trail because we recognised that this is a really good environment for people who want to remain fit and when we talk about fitness.”She noted that mental health is not just about your physical self but also your mental fitness, as the two go hand in hand.“We really want people to begin to develop that understanding of the importance of fitness and basically that this simple activity, walking is known to boost your mood which is really good for your mental health because it reduces feel good chemical which will enhance how you feel.”Persons who are interested in joining the One Act Foundation are asked to contact the Public Health Ministry.The public is also invited to come out and participate as this event and all leading up to and on October 10 are free to the public.last_img read more

Bastia interested in Arsenal midfielder

first_img Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini 1 Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been linked with a move to French Ligue 1 side Bastia.The emergence of fellow countryman Francis Coquelin saw Flamini’s first-team opportunities with the Gunners limited last term.Club captain Mikel Arteta has also reportedly signed a new contract, meaning the veteran Frenchman could be pushed further down the midfield pecking order next season.According to Eurosport France, Bastia have registered an interest in landing Flamini, although a deal is not thought to be close.Bastia would need Arsenal to agree to release the player from his current contract and for the 31-year-old to take a significant drop in salary for a deal to go through.last_img read more

Aston Villa midfielder wanted by La Liga side in the summer

first_img Carlos Sanchez [right] in action for Aston Villa 1 Deportivo La Coruna are lining up an offer for Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez.The Colombian has started just 12 Premier League games so far this term and his future is uncertain, especially given Villa’s current relegation scrap.According to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Deportivo are ready to hand the 30-year-old a Villa Park escape route.It has been reported that the mid-table La Liga side will make their move once the transfer window opens in the summer and reckon Sanchez would be up for a return to Spain.The Colombia international, who has made a total of 43 Premier League appearances for Villa since 2014, spent one year at Elche before his switch to England.last_img read more

Wilson, Blackett, Keane ‘heading for Manchester United exit’

first_img Wilson – who was at Brighton on loan last season – could be leaving Manchester United 1 James Wilson, Tyler Blackett and Will Keane are next in-line to face the axe as new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho continues to remodel his squad.The trio of United young stars have been deemed surplus to requirements according to a report in the Telegraph.Wilson and Blackett have been omitted from the club’s tour of China and while Keane has been included, he will also be allowed to leave this summer.Mourinho has already made a number of key additions to the squad and is happy to let fringe players as well as a number of recognisable faces leave in the coming weeks.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Eric Bailly, and attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all arrived in recent weeks.The likes of Juan Mata, Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini are also set to leave Old Trafford this summer.Wilson and Blackett are both England Under 21 internationals and have made starts, but failed to fully established themselves in the team, and both spent most of last season out on loan while Keane has struggled with injuries.last_img read more

HOW DONEGAL JOCKEY LANDED JOB WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND!

first_imgDONEGAL jockey Martin Harley has linked up with soccer star turned trainer Mick Channon!The 21-year-old is flying high in the British apprentice charts thanks to a new link-up with trainer Channon – a legend of 70s football and a former England star.As a 17-year-old former pony racer, Harley made the best possible start to his career with a fi rst season total of seven. Then, in 2008, he rode a winner for legendary gambler Barney Curley, the Ulster Oaks at Down Royal on Angel’s Story for his boss Jim Bolger and ended with three magnifi cent victories for his trainer brother Shaun on the patched up nine- year-old Muskatsturm. But as he told me: “I was doing good in Ireland, but I had a few bad injuries.“I broke two vertebrae in my back and that took me out for nearly a season and the year after I broke a bone on the top of my foot and was out for eight weeks.“Trying to get back into the game after that was hard,” he sighs, “but Mr Bolger was very good to me and I learned a lot there.”Racing was in the family. His father John bought the ponies for him to ride, his brother Sean trains six horses and his uncle Paul was a former jockey. “It was my uncle who really got me into the game and he encouraged me to apply for the job with Mr Bolger.”The Bolger way would not suit most young men. He hates his staff to smoke or drink and instils a work ethic that would do credit to a boot camp.But it’s produced top notch professionals such as champion trainer Aidan O’Brien, record breaking jump jockey A P McCoy and recent Irish Derby hero Seamie Heffernan.“I had to write him a letter to ask if it would be all right to see him,” Harley smiles.“But he got back to me saying he would be happy to take me on.” “My father never took a drink and never smoked and I was always trying to follow in his footsteps. So it was easy for me from the word go!“Everything has to be neat and clean and when you go racing you learnt to dress well and it all comes naturally.“It’s hard work – and I put in plenty of overtime – but if you’re second or third there and there’s a horse available in a Group One, you ride it.“I’ve ridden in a few Classics and Group races. They were all outsiders, but you learn a lot.” Uncle Paul’s influence also helped Harley to secure the job with former England footballer Channon.“He spoke to Kieren Fallon and Kieren put in a good word for me,” says Harley proudly.“I’ve been in England for five months now and Mr Channon has been very good to me.“I also ride out for Alan McCabe once a week and he’s been a big help too.”HOW DONEGAL JOCKEY LANDED JOB WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND! was last modified: July 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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 read more

‘WE NEED TO INVITE YOUTH BACK TO COUNCIL AFTER SHOCKING SCENES’ – COUNCILLOR

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has called for Donegal Youth Council to revisit the County House again despite “the shocking scenes” which led to the last full council meeting being adjourned this seek.There have been claims and counter-claims as some councillors shouted at each other during the meeting.Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray, the youngest member of the council, said: “The Youth Council was painted a terrible picture of political life at the last council meeting. The behaviour they witnessed was inexcusable but was not an accurate reflection of political life. “It would be a shame for that to be their lasting impression of the council.”Cllr Murray said more young people to become involved in politics and to bring new ideas to the political system.“As public representatives we have a duty to encourage young people to become more involved in political life and to become future stakeholders in our communities. The Youth Council plays a vital role in making that happen,” he said.“The fact that so many young women are members of the Youth Council is extremely encouraging as the current council has a severe lack of female representation – only 3 out of 29 councillors are women. For the council to truly represent the people of Donegal, we need to be as reflective of our population as possible. “Those young women who have made the step to become youth councillors should be encouraged to continue into political life.“I believe that the Youth Council should be allowed an opportunity to witness the good work that is done by Donegal County Council. The next meeting, which is one of the bimonthly meetings when councillors submit motions, would be an ideal opportunity to visit the council. This meeting would allow the youth council to witness councillors highlighting the issues that matter in our local communities; as well as across the county and across the country.“Personally, I am very proud to be a County Councillor and I would like the damage that was done to the reputation of the council in the eyes of those young people to be repaired.“To do this we need to show them the aspect of public life that we are proud to carry out.” ‘WE NEED TO INVITE YOUTH BACK TO COUNCIL AFTER SHOCKING SCENES’ – COUNCILLOR was last modified: March 1st, 2012 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:’WE NEED TO INVITE YOUTH BACK TO COUNCIL AFTER SHOCKING SCENES’ – COUNCILLORJack Murraylast_img read more

Boy dies after car crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A 3-year-old boy died late Sunday of injuries suffered when the car he was riding in was struck by a stolen vehicle being chased by Arcadia police earlier in the day.The chase began after someone reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Singing Wood Drive at 9:09 a.m. Sunday, according to a police press release.After checking the vehicle’s license plate number, police discovered it was stolen. Officers located the vehicle in the area and attempted to make a traffic stop, the report said. However, the vehicle failed to yield to officers and a pursuit ensued.The vehicle continued into Pasadena, where it collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Del Mar Boulevard and Altadena Drive a short time later, according to the report.The suspect was identified by police as Sara Bravo, 26, of La Puente. She was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Huntington Hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the collision.The report stated that once she is released from the hospital, she will be booked on suspicion of grand theft auto and felony evading causing injury. As of Sunday evening, she was still at the hospital being treated for her injuries, said Arcadia police Lt. Ken Harper. Harper said Bravo will also be charged with murder because the child died as a result of injuries he sustained in the collision. molly.okeon@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496last_img read more