Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic dispatches Bjorn Fratangelo to reach 3rd round

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia leaps in the air to play a backhand against Bjorn Fratangelo of the United States during their men’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPWorld number one Novak Djokovic shook off a nervy start to dispatch US qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo in straight sets Saturday to reach the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.Djokovic, playing his first match since winning a record seventh Australian Open title in January, was less than sharp in conceding an early break to his 128th-ranked rival.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Djokovic, currently tied with Roger Federer on five wins in the California desert, can also tie world number two Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters 1000 titles.“I haven’t competed for over five weeks. I was a bit rusty in the first set. I was kind of waiting for him to do something with the ball rather than doing it myself.“I was lucky to get the first set. After that, things went better for me,” added Djokovic, who loped over to share a word with US great Pete Sampras in the stands after wrapping up the victory in one hour and 29 minutes.Djokovic next faces German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Australian Nick Kyrgios.Kyrgios, seeded 31st, was coming off a scintillating run to the Mexico Open title in Acapulco, where he defeated Nadal, ninth-ranked John Isner and, in the final, third-ranked German Alexander Zverev.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Auger-Aliassime, who next faces Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, is one of four teens in the draw, along with countryman Denis Shapovalov, Alexei Popyrin and lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic.Kecmanovic gained entry into the second round in place of injured fifth-seed Kevin Anderson.He made the most of his chance, beating Germany’s Maximilian Marterer, 6-3, 6-2, to reach the third round.At the other end of the age spectrum, 40-year-old Ivo Karlovic advanced with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over 11th-seeded Croatian Borna Coric.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Venus Williams rallies to oust 3rd-seed Petra Kvitova at Indian Wells Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Kyrgios said it wasn’t a matter of an emotional let-down in the wake of his first title in over a year.“I didn’t really have a problem getting up. I just didn’t play well today,” he said.“He’s an incredible competitor,” Kyrgios said. “He knows how to win tennis matches.”As men’s seeds swung into action after first-round byes, third-seeded Zverev advanced when Slovakian foe Martin Klizan retired with an ankle injury with the German leading 6-3, 2-0.‘Unbelievable’ Augur-AliassimeAction opened on stadium court with 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime powering past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-4, 6-2, for his first win over a top-10 player.In a battle of two ATP young guns, 58th-ranked Auger-Aliassime came out firing, and his aggression paid off with a victory over 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who shot to prominence with a victory over Federer at the Australian Open.He moved into the top 10 for the first time with his runner-up finish to Federer in Dubai, where the Swiss great claimed a remarkable 100th career title.But Tsitsipas could find no answer to Auger-Aliassime, who broke early in the first to gain the upper hand and seized a 2-1 lead with the first of two breaks in the second.Auger-Aliassime saved all seven break points he faced — six of them in the first set.“It’s unbelievable,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I never expected to play that well today, to get my first top-10 win is special, against Stefanos who has been playing so well.” He broke back as Fratangelo served for the set to knot it at 5-5, and then raced to a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker.Djokovic had to dig deep, however, when Fratangelo battled back to lead the tiebreaker 5-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter a double fault and a forehand error from the 25-year-old American, Djokovic suddenly had a set point, and once he’d pocketed the set, the second went all his way.“To be honest, I was a bit nervous in the beginning,” admitted Djokovic, who is going for a record sixth Indian Wells title.last_img read more

Consultations underway to improve city transportation challenges

first_imgA Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) study, facilitated by the Public Infrastructure Ministry and Brazilian company LOGIT, has shown that the city of Georgetown needs new mechanisms for improved transportation.Carried out between October 2016 and November this year, the study was aimed at providing specific project recommendations and policy options to allocate road space more efficiently among users, and increase the use of cleaner and more sustainable transportation modes.It included the Urban Public Transportation Improvement Sector, the Traffic Improvement Programme, Gender Study, and the Institutional Strengthening and Parking Management Plan.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonAddressing the consultation on Friday at the Cara Lodge in Quamina Street, Georgetown, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said that according to data, some nine thousand new vehicles find their way on the road each year. And while the city of Georgetown has served Guyanese well, the road network system has not improved significantly.“Another study, coupled with this report, shows that 65 to 70 per cent of all traffic heads to the city of Georgetown, coming from the East Bank as well as from the East Coast. So you can imagine the strain we add annually to Georgetown,” Patterson is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The recommendations coming out of the study fall under the ambit of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC). Taking this into account, Minister Patterson said, the proposals set forward are simply for discussion.“At the end of this stakeholder meeting, a final report will incorporate your comments, and the final report will be presented to the Ministry, the municipality, and the public as a whole,” Minister Patterson said.last_img read more

Arnie Isberg One Pitch Tournament hopes to raise $20,000 this weekend

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Seventh Annual Arnie Isberg One-Pitch Tournament will round the bases this weekend in Taylor.The tournament has been raising money for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation over the past six years, with funds going towards cancer treatment and diagnostics. Since the Arnie Isberg planning committee took over the tournament, they’ve raised $80,000 for the cause. The committee hopes to raise $20,000 this year to break that $100,000 threshold.24 teams have registered to compete at the tournament, while another 14 are on a waiting list to get in. One of the tournament’s organizers, Becky Pruden, explained that it’s a fairly exclusive tournament because everyone wants to get in to help the cause.- Advertisement -“We have a waiting list of 14, we were able to put two of them on from last year, which was really exciting as these teams have been waiting a while to get on.” said Pruden, “It’s kind of an exclusive tournament, if you can’t make it then your down to the bottom of the lineup.”Participants are only given one pitch, so they will either walk, strikeout, foul out, or get a hit. Teams will play a round robin on Friday and Saturday until 2:00 p.m. Followed by a double-elimination playoff, with the finals taking place Sunday afternoon.Featured at the tournament will be the annual Illumination Ceremony, where residents can purchase bags and write a message to friends or loved ones who are fighting, or lost their battle to cancer. The Bags are lit up and lined around the field so residents can walk the diamond and pay their respects. Bags are $5 each, with the Illumination Ceremony starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.Advertisement “Everyone walks around, takes a moment and it is really incredible, It’s really fantastic.” said Pruden, “We really encourage our players to have that moment of silence and the community to come down and really embrace what this tournament is actually about.”The first game of the tournament starts Friday at 7:00 p.m.last_img read more

Females kick off action this Saturday

first_imgClassmates, teachers, parents and supporters flooded the Ministry of Education Ground in droves on Saturday as the Under 14 footballers prepared to put on a thrilling show, as usual.Another 12 games were completed in the male round robin segment, while the female players continued their training and exhibition games which are being supervised by members of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). The action continues this Saturday with the round robin segment, and the females are expected to kick start their games.A glimpse of Saturday’s actionCarmel Secondary had a great outing, administering a 5-0 defeat to a weak School of the Nations side; Chase’s Academy followed suit with a 4-0 thumping of the Brickdam Secondary; and in a match that could have gone either way, Dolphin Secondary managed to get away from Queenstown Secondary with a 4-1 win. But one of the highlights of the day came when Annandale Secondary trounced Kingston 7-2.In an expected thriller, Friendship and Tucville Secondary went back and forth with the goals, until Friendship eventually got the better of the encounter and emerged with 4-3 win.Uitvlugt Secondary, Vergenogen Secondary, St. John’s College, South Ruimveldt Secondary and Tutorial Secondary were all in the winner’s row on Saturday with the remaining matches resulting in a draw.FULL RESULTSVergenogen 3 vs North Ruimveldt (Multi) 1Goal Scorers – VergenogenStaray LeeKwasi GillGoal Scorer – North RuimveldtAkeem PereiraUitvlugt 2 vs Charlestown 1Goal scorers – UitvlugtJoshua FraserNicholas JamesGoal scorer – CharlestownTyler LyleFriendship Secondary 4 vs Tucville Secondary 3Goal scorers – FriendshipShane HarperJonas IsaacsPrince FordeStephan HarryGoal scorers – TucvilleOdeyo HarrisRaheim MarksGarfield CaesarBuxton Secondary 1 vs East Ruimveldt 1Goal scorer – BuxtonTyrice DennisGoal scorer – East RuimveldtJayden KingSt John’s 1 vs New Campbellville 0Goal scorer – St John’sEmanuel PestanoDolphin Secondary 4 vs Queenstown Secondary 1Goal scorers DolphinIan WardRonaldo FordeSelwin JonesMickel KeithGoal scorer QueenstownJahvon WorrelSouth Ruimveldt vs Bishops HighSouth Ruimveldt won via walk overMarian Academy 1 vs Ann’s Grove 1Goal scorers MarianDaniel LoweGoal scorer Ann’s GroveJeremiah BowmanCarmel Secondary 5 vs School of the Nation 0Goal scorers – CarmelAsuffo ShamarMatthew OrlandoJaheim MichaelTutorial Secondary 1 vs St George’s Secondary 0Goal scorer – TutorialKeron AdamsChase’s Academy 4 vs Brickdam Secondary 0Goal scorers – ChaseSealon SueRonald AbramsKevin MullenJaleel AlcudorAnnandale Secondary 7 vs Kingston Secondary 2Goal scorers – AnnandaleCollin HendriquesDashawn McPhersonGoal scorers – KingstonSimeon Alleynelast_img read more

Brentford want Craig and Douglas to stay at Griffin Park

first_img Tony Craig in action for Brentford Brentford are hopeful they can agree new deals with Tony Craig and Jonathan Douglas to pledge their long-term futures to the Championship club.The duo are both out of contract next summer, but are holding talks with the west London club to extend their stay at Griffin Park.Brentford boss Mark Warburton wants to keep both players at the club and is confident they can strike a deal in the near future.He said: “It’s very early but players like to have that security and peace of mind.“I hope very much that we can come to a positive outcome. I don’t see any problem.” 1last_img read more

DONEGAL GROUP TO BRING COST OF CHILDCARE TO THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

first_imgA research report commissioned by Donegal County Childcare will be the key focus of two important debates in the Dáil in the coming weeks.Avril McMonagleIt follows the innovative research work into childcare supports for working families and the implications for employment.The research entitled ‘Supporting Working Families – Releasing a brake on economic growth’ was carried out by Indecon International Economic Consultants for Donegal County Childcare and was launched by Minister Frances Fitzgerald in Dublin in December. Avril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager, who initiated the research project early in 2013, has been invited to provide a presentation on the findings of the report to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children on Thursday 20th February.Minister Fitzgerald has already expressed her intention to be present for the presentation.Ms. McMonagle said she is delighted the report has generated a huge amount of interest from various Government Departments.“We already know that the findings and recommendations will be used to inform a review of childcare funding schemes during 2014. We are grateful to Sinn Fein Spokesperson for Children Caoimhghíin ó Caoláin and local TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn for nominating us to present to the Joint Committee’. The Donegal Report will also provide the background information for the first Private Members Business debate in the term of the current Government specifically on childcare this week.This is being brought forward by Robert Troy, TD Fianna Fail Spokesperson for Children and local TD Charlie McConalogue.In order to address this issue, the Fianna Fáíl led debate will provide a platform for a range of childcare related issues including increased investment and will call for the implementation of many of the proposals put forward in the Indecon Report regarding the cost of childcare.The cost of childcare as a barrier to employment is an issue that has been debated for years without any tangible solutions being brought forward.The report shows that thousands of working parents, particularly mothers, face a stark choice of quitting work because of the high cost of childcare, or continuing their careers while losing money. The report puts forward key policy initiatives which could be undertaken to reduce barriers to employment which would have positive benefits for working parents in Donegal who are earning just above the threshold for family income supports.Avril said the DCCC is particularly delighted that a Donegal based organisation has been successful in taking this crucial national issue to central government.“For this reason we knew for the onset that not only did our report need to be evidence based and solutions focussed – most importantly it needed to be properly costed to ensure that it would be taken seriously. We are delighted that we have succeeded in doing this and that our report is now central to all future policy discussions in this area’.DONEGAL GROUP TO BRING COST OF CHILDCARE TO THE CORRIDORS OF POWER 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:Avril McMonagledailDonegal Childcare Committeelast_img read more

HARPS LOSE AGAIN AT MONAGHAN UNITED

first_imgA free-kick goal of trademark class from Sean Brennan earned Monaghan United all three points in this Gortakeegan encounter with struggling Finn Harps – and was the lone moment to admire in a dreary encounter between two sides who struggled for inspiration.The first minutes promised a thriller, with Fabio O’Brien just failing to control Michael Isichei’s cross and allowing Ciaran Gallagher to prevent him sending the home side into the lead, and then Keith Cowan coming inches from connecting with Mark Forker’s cross in a brisk Harps counterattack.But what followed was soporific. Harps, playing a high defensive line, were content to frustrate a United side that became increasingly hurried and inaccurate in their passing. Indeed, the visitors, while displaying a lack of ambition, might have gone ahead when left-back Gareth Harkin embarked on a bold run from deep that ended with a daisy cutter that travelled just the wrong side of Gabriel Sava’s left-hand post. Sava saved comfortably from a Kevin McHugh free-kick shortly afterwards. A clumsy tackle by Paddy McLoughlin on Ryan Brennan gave United a 43rd minute free-kick in prime scoring territory. Sean Brennan didn’t disappoint, curling his shot low around the wall to beat a bemused Gallagher at his post.Brennan went galloping through the Harps defence a minute later and was only denied a second by a combination of Gallagher and Cowan. But the half ended on a down note for the Mons when right-back Conor McMahon was stretchered off with what looked initially like a very serious leg injury (subsequently indicated as being less severe) to be replaced by Paul Whelan.A more confident Mons bossed the early period of the second half. Sean Brennan threatened again with a powerful shot on the run that sizzled just wide, and John Reilly, meeting Ryan Brennan’s excellent cross to the back post with a powerful header, drew a spectacular flying save from Gallagher.Harps improved their attacking game somewhat by replacing Garbhan Friel with the speedy Blain Curtis, but they couldn’t find the end product to match the substitute’s eagerness and endeavour. A Marc Brolly free-kick from distance, which evaded everyone in a crowded box and swept just past the post, was the closest they came to fabricating an equaliser. Monaghan, not firing on all cylinders themselves, played the percentage possession game as the half ebbed out and were content to hold on to their slender advantage. Andy Haran got a late turn in attack in place of the subdued O’Brien, but got little or no supply of the ball in order to make an impression.Monaghan United: Sava; McMahon (Whelan 45), A Byrne, P Byrne, Grimes; Reilly, Foley, R Brennan, Isichei (Marks 71); O’Brien (Haran 82), S Brennan.Subs not used: Loughran, Tierney, Collins, Fitzgerald.Finn Harps: Gallagher; McLoughlin, Mailey, Cowan, Harkin; Forker, Bonner, McElwee, Brolly; Friel (Curtis 63), McHugh.Subs not used: McFadden, Doherty, Coll, Connaghan, McMenamin, O’Hagan.Referee: P CascheraHARPS LOSE AGAIN AT MONAGHAN UNITED was last modified: May 31st, 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

Chino Hills’ defense pays big dividends

first_img An Ayala punt gave the Huskies the ball at their 41, and a 39-yard pass from Lance Roenicke to Tony Harkey set up Wade O’Neill’s 1-yard scoring run that tied the score 7-7 with 4:17 left in the half. On Ayala’s next play from scrimmage, Ridgway fumbled and the Huskies recovered at the Ayala 20. Six plays later, Roenicke threw a 6-yard pass to O’Neill for a 14-7 Chino Hills lead. In the second half, Chino Hills eventually wore down the pesky Bulldogs. “Defensively, that was as good a game as I’ve seen Ayala play in the eight years I’ve been here,” Ayala coach Bob Mount said. “Jason Scott, Herman (Kucukkoseoglu) and Mike Hernandez all played great games.” When the Bulldogs fumbled on the second play of the second half, it looked like Chino Hills would take control immediately. But Ayala forced Chino Hills into a third-and-long, and the Bulldogs intercepted Steven Thomas on a halfback pass. But Ayala got little going on offense all night long, as the Bulldogs were limited to 106 yards of total offense. Chino Hills’ 214 yards of offense was enough to overcome Ayala. Huskies running back Michael Harris left the game in the first half, but Roche said he is OK. “He just got his bell rung a little bit,” Roche said. “He’ll be OK. We played pretty well, but we still have a ways to go.” Mount was proud of his players. “This is a very good rivalry,” he said. “This is what high school football is all about.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was the first annual “Battle for the Bone” a brand new trophy that goes to the winner between the Bulldogs and Huskies. “They play us tough every time,” Chino Hills coach Terry Roche said. “Give those kids and coaches credit.” CHINO HILLS – You can play on emotion for only so long. For Ayala High School, the limit to their emotion proved to be a quarter and a half on Friday night as visiting Chino Hills rallied to post a 20-7 Sierra League victory in front of a near-capacity crowd for Ayala’s homecoming. center_img Ayala’s defense proved to be tough for Chino Hills all night long, as the Huskies (7-0, 2-0) managed only two first downs on their first four possessions. Ayala (2-5, 0-2) scored first, taking advantage of a first-quarter interception by Kyle Matthews that gave the Bulldogs the ball on the Chino Hills 27. Six plays later, Aaron Ridgway’s 9-yard run put Ayala ahead 7-0. Ayala had a golden opportunity to pad the lead after a three-and-out gave the Bulldogs the ball on the Huskies’ 47. But the Bulldogs couldn’t get any closer than a 46-yard field goal attempt for Jacob Harfman, whose kick was well short. Chino Hills took advantage of a short field to take the lead before halftime. last_img read more

CRACKING CHRISTMAS PARTY LINE-UP AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgPromoted Post – Christmas 2014, Sounds Cracker @ The Mount Errigal!If You’ve been with us before, so you’ll understand that the Mount Errigal Hotel is renowned for the best party atmosphere in the North West of Ireland, attracting corporate groups from all across Ireland and the UK, bringing you the best possible bands! Every year, our party nights sell out within weeks of sale release, which is why we want to give you first refusal, while most dates are still available.Enjoy a warm welcome by our party hosts, a Bellini Cocktail by the lobby fire, a 4 course Josper Steak Gourmet Meal, Live Big Band & Disco by Donegal’s best DJ, John Bosco. Ticket B&B €80pps, or ticket only €40pp.12th & 13th Dec, Direct from London’s West End, Abba Reunion, celebrating Abba’s 40 years of flares, fame and fabulousness!19th & 20th Dec, Award winning 6 Piece big band, The Bentley Boys! They’ve played with Amy Winehouse, Pj Harvey, Imelda May, Van Morrison and Mariah Carey to name but a few – They will blow off the roof, with their full brass section!Give us a bell today, pencil in your date and have confidence, that you’ve booked the best! The Mount Errigal Hotel – The Place you’d rather be!More Details herehttp://www.mounterrigal.com/files/hotel/downloads/Mount_Errigal_Xmas_2014.pdf  CRACKING CHRISTMAS PARTY LINE-UP AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL 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:AbbaChristmas PartyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure

first_imgThe Bank Lane in Letterkenny has been formally renamed in recognition of an important historical figure, former minister and MP John Kinnear.The newly named Kinnear Lane is located off Main Street behind AIB bank.The renaming of the area was proposed to the council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh two years ago. He has warmly welcomed the completion of the project this week and thanked the Letterkenny Historical Society for bringing the suggestion to his attention. “I want to thank the council for erecting the sign. It’s good to have the recognition for Dr Kinnear, he made a huge contribution to Letterkenny,” Cllr Kavanagh said.The new signage at Kinnear Lane, formerly Bank Lane. Photo: Cllr Jimmy KavanaghJohn Kinnear (1824 – 1909) was born in Tyrone but lived most of his life in Letterkenny. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1848 and was the first clergyman to be elected as an MP.He served as a Liberal MP for Donegal from 1880 to 1885 and was a noted Tenants Rights campaigner.“He had an amazing life,” said Cllr Kavanagh, “He was a clergyman, he was an MP, elected on Tenants Rights. He was really standing up for the poorest people. “He had a very tragic life too. He lost all his three daughters to consumption and his wife died very young. He is buried at Conwal Parish Church.”The new signage is also set to benefit the Letterkenny Walking Tours, as the area is one of their stopping points.Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bank laneCllr Jimmy Kavanaghjohn kinnearkinnear laneletterkenny historical societylast_img read more