February 20, 2020
  • 2:01 pm Munro beat 10-man Lacovia
  • 1:54 pm Williams stops Sharapova
  • 1:48 pm MoBay United’s Owayne Gordon to miss RSPL final
  • 1:33 pm Player power gets better of Ranieri
  • 1:27 pm Leblond wants Davis in Contender quarter-finals

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Serena Williams has never lost in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Neither has Novak Djokovic.A key difference between the defending champions is that Williams beat the most-experienced and highest-ranked challenger in her half of the draw when she extended her streak to 18 consecutive wins against Maria Sharapova with a 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory yesterday.Williams said she wasn’t aware that she had won the Australian Open all six previous times she won her quarter-final match, “but that’s good”.”It’s not a stat that’s set in stone,” Williams said. “I still have to win two matches.”Five-time champion Djokovic, after beating No. 7 Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, still has a daunting semi-final match against Roger Federer, who has won four of his 17 Grand Slam titles in Australia.Federer reached his 12th Australian Open semi-final, and 39th in a Grand Slam event, with a 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 6 Tomas Berdych. He hasn’t gone past the semi-finals at Melbourne Park since winning the title in 2010, but he’s a serious obstacle for Djokovic.They’re 22-all in career head-to-heads, with Djokovic catching up since usurping Federer in the rankings.TRICKY TIEBREAKERThe tiebreaker will be tricky. Djokovic lost only one of his 28 Grand Slam matches in 2015 – to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final – and has won 37 of his last 38 matches at Melbourne Park, a run that includes four titles.He beat Federer in the Wimbledon and US Open finals last year, but Federer was back contending for titles.”Any round feels like finals because of the fact that we are, you know, big rivals. We played so many times against each other,” Djokovic said. “There’s a lot of tension. There’s a lot at stake. I’m expecting a great fight in two days.”In the women’s semi-finals, Williams will be facing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3. Radwanska has won one of her previous four semi-finals at a major, but never won a Grand Slam title.Williams is 8-0 against Radwanska, including their meeting in the 2012 Wimbledon final.Williams said she couldn’t explain her 11-year domination of Sharapova – she has won 19 of their 21 meetings overall – except to say she rises to the big challenges.”When I play her, I know automatically I have to step up my game,” said Williams, a 21-time major winner. “I think that makes me play better.”last_img read more

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first_imgBusiness women last Friday celebrated a new facility which Montserrado County District #9 Representative, Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood, dedicated in Fanti Town, New Matadi Estate.During the ceremony, Rep. Pelham-Youngblood said she did not regret renovating the market for the women of the district, “because I can recall during the 2011 election period, you trusted me with the district and so I feel obligated to all residents.”She told the residents, “We need to have a very strong and committed leadership to work with us to bring relief to the district.”She clarified that the expenses for project was not from the County Social Development Fund but it was completed from funds through her own initiative.She informed them that they (lawmakers) do not have direct and spending power over the County Development Fund but rather it is the job of the County Superintendent to manage the fund.The lawmaker put the cost of the project at US$2,987, excluding two-year rental fees.She informed the people of the district that Senator George Weah, through her office gave the market women L$35,000 to construct their market tables.She promised to pay two years’ rental fees for the spot that the women are leasing to carry out their business.Lamini Kaba, president of the market said “We were frustrated and dejected when our building was destroyed by the heavy storm, and we were selling in the rain. Many people laughed at us. We were even ashamed to enter the market as leaders and we would walk with our heads down.“Our beautiful daughter wasted no time in beginning the project—today, we are grateful that is being completed.”As a sign of appreciation the market president presented gifts to Brother Kaba, the negotiator; Mr. Sheriff the project supervisor; and gowned Rep. Pelham-Youngblood.At the well-attended program, National Youth Leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Jefferson Korgee, declared that it was no mistake for the people of District #9 to have listened to them during the elections to vote Rep. Youngblood as their representative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgCocaine in fish, shrimpKapil Thakurian of Foulis, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, who was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with cocaine hidden in frozen fish and shrimp, was on Friday remanded to prison.Cocaine in fish accused, Kapil ThakurianThakurian pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 9 at CJIA, he was in possession of 88.2 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Reports are that the illicit substance was unearthed in a quantity of frozen fish and shrimp at about 18:40h by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch, who intercepted a cargo shipment of 35 boxes of seafood. Eight of the boxes contained the illegal drugs. The shipment was part of outgoing cargo destined for New York.In court on Friday, defence attorney Peter Hugh made a bail application saying that his client had no knowledge of the illegal substance. However, his submissions were overruled and the defendant was remanded to prison.The case will continue on September 26.last_img read more

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first_imgAccording to Government House Leader Jay Hill, “These are extraordinary times, very unusual times, unprecedented times,”…and, that noted the Tory government has shelved the six days of Throne Speech debate and three related confidence votes, to “aggressively” implement its stimulus package.The Prince George/Peace River MP says although it isn’t well known there’s actually no requirement that throne speech debate takes place or, that the confidence votes happen.Thus, the government has…tabled its Notice of Ways and Means Motion, to introduce the tax cuts…will seek Parliament’s authority to pay out four billion dollars under the Budget Implementation Act…and, will adjust the main estimates for 2009-2010 to ensure that new funding flows quickly.Mr. Hill also argues, last week’s Throne Speech referred to the November Throne Speech, after Parliament returned from the 40th general election, for the government’s general direction and, it has not changed since. Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale has criticized the government for proroguing Parliament two weeks, after it sat in the first place but now agrees that the debate and votes are not necessary to proceed with the budget debates and votes. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a 258 and half billion dollar budget last week, including an estimated 40 billion stimulus package over the next two years.It in turn led to government forecasts of a 64 billion dollar deficit over the next two fiscal years,- Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Requests for emergency shelter soared 30 percent last year in the city of Los Angeles, the highest increase in the nation, according to a recent study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The study also found that 76 percent of cities surveyed had an increase in requests for food assistance. Such requests in L.A. increased 25 percent, the fourth-highest increase in the nation, which averaged a 12 percent increase. “Los Angeles County has more homeless men, women and children than any other region in the United States with more than 90,000 people who are homeless every single night in the county,” said Paul Tepper, director of the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center in Los Angeles. “The underlying reason that homelessness is growing – and for that matter exists – is quite simple. It’s poverty.” In the 1960s, homelessness was not an issue in L.A., he said. There was a handful of shelters, mostly missions from the turn of the century. “Today, there are hundreds of shelters in the county,” he said. The annual survey of 24 major cities nationwide, which did not factor in weather conditions, sought information on the demand for emergency food assistance and emergency shelter, the capacity of local agencies to meet the demand, the causes of hunger and homelessness and programs cities use to respond to the needs and availability of affordable housing for low-income people. The survey comes as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Board of Supervisors, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton and Sheriff Lee Baca have dedicated funds and expressed a renewed interest in solving the homelessness problem. Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness, said the county’s homeless population is twice the size of New York City’s, and it would take the combined totals of homeless people in the cities with the third- to 10th-highest populations of homeless to equal the number in the county. “Overall, the lack of affordable housing, the lack of mental health and substance abuse services, unemployment and poverty has had a cumulative effect of continuing to add to the ranks of the homeless in L.A.,” Erlenbusch said. The survey also found that more than half of the cities reported that emergency food assistance programs were not able to provide an adequate supply of food. Nationwide, more than half of those requesting food were families and their children. In the county, about a third of food assistance agencies said they not only had to decrease the quantity of food but had to limit the number of times families had to get food. Although the hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina and Rita have not yet had a significant strain on resources, officials are concerned that what they called a lack of federal commitment to the evacuees could eventually reduce resources devoted to the hungry and homeless. “The impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Rita have exposed the poverty and needs that have been in this report for the last 20 years,” said Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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first_imgStewart and MacLochlainn Chartered Accountants are looking for a recently qualified or a part qualified accountant to join our team on a temporary contract to cover a maternity leave.The role is to provide accounting and taxation services to the practice clients.  KEY RESPONSIBILITIES– Accounts preparation for audit exempt companies and sole traders.-Completion of tax returns for clients  SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS– Good IT skills especially Excel and Sage Accounts Production (or equivalent)-Ability to work to deadlines is important-Recent and Relevant general practice experience required. Please forward CV to martin@stewartandmaclochlainn.ie or Stewart and MacLochlainn, Chartered Accountants, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalJob Vacancy: Leading accountancy firm seeks staff was last modified: July 25th, 2017 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:Accountantlast_img read more

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first_img1 Arsenal remain locked in talks with Valencia over a deal for Shkodran Mustafi, talkSPORT understands.The Germany international’s agent Ali Bulut has revealed the defender has already agreed personal terms with the North London side, but the two parties are yet to agree a fee.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to bolster his defensive options with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel sidelined with long term injuries.With Laurent Koscielny only back in training this week after his exploits with France at Euro 2016, young defenders Calum Chambers and new arrival from Bolton Rob Holding are Wengers only real centre-back options.Mustafi is valued at around £30million and was part of the Germany squad which reached the semi finals of Euro 2016.The 24-year-old stopper began his career at Everton before moving on to Sampdoria, where he was sold to Valencia in 2014 for around £7m.He has a contract at the Mestalla until 2019 and his excellent performances in Spain have caught the eye of Wenger, who needs to move fast in the market to plug the holes in his backline before the big kick off against Liverpool on Sunday. Shkodran Mustafi in action for Valencia last_img read more

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first_imgFEATURES: With just under a week to go to “A Little Taste of Christmas” and the “Annual Christmas Lights Switch On” preparations to turn the Abbey Hotel into a Winter Wonderland are well underway.With over 60 Exhibitors there will be a wide variety of gift ideas, and products available to purchase and order in time for Christmas. Celebrity and local chefs will be giving you loads of festive tips and recipes for the perfect Christmas dining experience.Mickey and Minnie are looking forward to meeting and greeting all the children at various times throughout the day.Mr Scallywags tells us he has a wonderful Christmas themed Puppet Show to keep the little ones happy.Christmas themed movies will be on show all day if Mr Scallywags Puppet Show is not what they fancy! Adrian Cullen is warming up his repertoire of Christmas Renditions that will have us all dreaming of a “White Christmas”To top the day off we will have our “Annual Christmas Lights Switch On” with Frosty, Rudolph, Big Bear, and of course the big man himself Santa.As usual we are expecting an appearance from a couple of very cheeky elves.A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town Sunday 29th NovemberThe Abbey Hotel Donegal Town11.00am – 6.30 pm. Annual Christmas Lights Switch On at 7.00pm.For further information email development@donegaltown.ie or call 074 9723760IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL TOWN! was last modified: November 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st JulyGood Luck: We would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to Ryan and the entire Donegal Senior squad for this weekend’s Ulter Semi-Final against Tyrone. Best of luck lads and here’s hoping for a repeat of last years performance.Senior Football: In a wet and windy Scarvey on Saturday evening, Buncrana faced local rivals and Division 3 league leaders Carndonagh in what proved to be a closely contested battle. Buncrana fielded and alternative line-up from previous outings as midfielders Ryan Bradley (county commitments) Odhran Doherty (suspension) John Doherty and Noel O’Donnell were absent. Carndonagh started brightly with Garbhan McGrenra and Richard Cunningham to the fore. The visitors registered the first score of the game after 3 minutes. The home side began to settle into the game, with the runs of Adrian Doherty and Ryan Curran causing problems for the visitors. Scores from Adrian Doherty and Oisin Doherty brought the home side level with Carndonagh, and a further score from Ciaran McNicholls brought Buncrana into the lead. It was nip and tuck between the two sides throughout the first half, however the visitors went in at half-time with a two point lead. HT Buncrana 0-3 Carndonagh 0-5Buncrana responded from the off in the second half with a good team move being finished off by Oisin Doherty. Buncrana began to dominate play with Coalan McCann and Kevin O’Loughlin performing well in midfield, breaking up play and winning possession. A long range score from young midfielder Kevin O’Loughlin put Buncrana one point in the lead. The introduction of Paul McGonigle in the second half added another attacking option for Buncrana, with the full forward winning position from a long ball and converting for a point. A free and a further point by Oisin Doherty put further distance between the sides and Buncrana will be delighted to have held on for a valuable two points. FT Buncrana 0-10 Carndonagh 0-8Rory Kelly, Michael Gallagher, Simon McGrory, Calvin Jones, Christopher McDermott, Ronan Doherty, Adrian McColgan, Caolan McCann, Kevin O’Loughlin,Ronan Doherty, Oisin Doherty (0-4), Adrian Doherty (0-2), Ryan Curran, Kevin Treacy (0-1), Ciaran McNicholls (0-1) Subs: Paul McGonigle (0-2)Senior Reserve Football: Buncrana 3-4  Carndonagh 2-6An understrength Buncrana reserve team had a hard fought victory over Carn reserves in the Scarvey on Saturday evening. Buncrana started brightly with two excellent points from midfielder Stephen Nelson. Carn fought back with two goals and a point before Paul Hegarty scored a goal for the home side. Then Carn got a point. In the best move of the match Kevin McColgan crashed the ball into the roof of the net after great work by James Wallace and Philip Harkin to leave Buncrana a point ahead at half-time.Carn came out strong at the start of the second half scoring 3 points to leave them 2 ahead with 10 minutes remaining. A great save from a penalty by Graeme Doherty kept the home team in the game. With 5 minutes left Paul hegarty punched a high ball into the net for his second goal of the game, then his uncle, veteran Finn Hegarty scored a point. Carn scored a late point but Buncrana held on for the victory. Best for Buncran were Philip Harkin, John Cassidy and Patrick Duffy.Scorers Paul Hegarty 2-0, Kevin McColgan 1-1, Stephen Nelson 0-2, Finn Hegarty 0-1Fundraising Competition: Buncrana GAA are launching an exciting new competition asking you to predict the results of a number of important sporting events this year, such as the All-Ireland Football and Hurling finals, Golf, Olympic Games etc. Entrants will be entered into a league format with points awarded for correct predictions, with prizes of 600euro, 300euro and 100euro on offer. Entry cards are attached to this email and are available now from club members priced 10euro. More information and further updates will be available onfacebook.com/buncranagaa.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along. Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm.New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,840 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 19th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 2-13-14-25. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants: O’Connell Family, LisfannonRobert Hutchinson, ClonbegBrigid Trodden, 27 Marion ParkRose Grant, c/o Paul McGonigleJean O’Flaherty, Main StreetCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín atbuncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join usonwww.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 25th, 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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first_imgHE’S one of the best players in the country himself.But Paul Flynn reckons there’s no-one better than DCU team-mate Michael Murphy.Click play to watch the interview.And to see Murphy’s Banana Kick Point… DDTV VIDEO: ‘MURPHY IS BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY’ – SAYS FLYNN was last modified: February 15th, 2013 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:DDTV VIDEO: ‘MURPHY IS BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY’ – SAYS FLYNNlast_img read more

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