Two-time champ Azarenka gets Australian Open wild card

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Barea, Mavs spoil Leonard’s return with win over Spurs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She hasn’t competed anywhere since Wimbledon, where she lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round on July 10. The dispute with her former partner started shortly after Wimbledon ended.Azarenka has played only six matches this year and is ranked 208th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseAustralian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said on Wednesday that every assistance would be provided to the former No. 1, adding “Vika’s current situation is obviously very difficult for her and we have reached out to offer any support we can.”The Australian Open starts on Jan. 15. View commentscenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a forehand to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Two-time former champion Azarenka has been awarded a wild card for the 2018 Australian Open. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)MELBOURNE, Australia — Two-time former champion Victoria Azarenka has been awarded a wild card for the Australian Open.Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, has been involved in a custody dispute involving her son Leo, who was born last Dec. 19.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis back at practice after concussion protocol

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Real Madrid wins in 1st match after firing coach Lopetegui The Bucks are the league’s lone undefeated team and are going for a franchise-best eighth straight win to open a season.Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.0 points and 14.2 rebounds. He was hurt after taking a blow to the head while against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.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 ChrissHe returned to the game, but then reported new symptoms and a headache the next day after being reevaluated.Antetokounmpo says it was his first concussion. He called it “torture” to have to miss the 124-109 victory over Toronto on Monday night. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo holds his head after falling during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo will miss the game Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 against the Toronto Raptors after being placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been cleared to play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday after missing a game while in the NBA’s concussion protocol.Antetokounmpo returned to practice Wednesday. He says he has done “everything possible” to return including testing, and that he’s ready to play.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Public officers trained to deal with Venezuelan refugees

first_imgAs large numbers of Venezuelans continue to seek refuge in Guyana, local public officers have been trained on the international best practice in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and exploitation of any kind.The training was a response to the increasing influx of Venezuelans fleeing the worsening economic and social conditions in that neighbouring country.The one-day workshop was conducted on Thursday by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the Department of Citizenship and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).The workshop was aimed at capacity building to better equip representatives and agencies to respond effectively to this and other such occurrences in the future. It focused on issues such as human trafficking and migrant smuggling, migrants’ vulnerabilities, and direct assistance and referral systems for migrants.The sessions were facilitated by IOM’s Regional Coordination Officer RobertPublic officers from various agencies undergoing training to deal with Venezuelan refugeesNatiello, and Programme Officer Argentina Santacruz.Thursday’s workshop saw the participation of representatives from the Ministry of the Presidency, Guyana Defence Force, the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Guyana Police Force, Communities Ministry, the Immigration Department, the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), the Public Health Ministry, United Nations Children’s Fund, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).Over the past two years, Venezuela has been experiencing worsened economic turmoil following the decline of oil prices on the world market. The country is in its fourth consecutive year of recession.Reports coming out of that Spanish-speaking state reveal that there is massive food shortage and limited access to basic health care and basic amenities such as electricity in certain parts. Additionally, there continues to be rampant outbursts of looting and violence across some of its most affected cities.Accordingly, scores of Guyanese living in that neighbouring country have been returning home, and there has also been a high influx of Venezuelans escaping to Guyana to seek refuge.Back in July, Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley had disclosed that some 268 Venezuelan refugees were in his region alone, staying in churches and makeshift tents with little to no belongings.He had decried the lack of support from Central Government in providing assistance for not only returning Guyanese, but also Venezuelan refugees, saying that the region’s already small budget is being strained.Government has since established a Multi-Sectoral Committee to coordinate the national response and assistance to these migrants.last_img read more

Police looking for connection between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek robberies

first_imgIf you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477. When the RCMP arrived, they found the store employee had been hit with bear spray and the suspect had left with a container of jewellery.Cpl. Shelkie says investigators continue to watch the surveillance footage in an effort to produce a clear image of the suspect(s).“We are still looking for people to come forward if they know anybody [fitting the descriptions],” Cpl. Shelkie concludes. “It’s pretty descriptive clothing that both of them are wearing, and so we just need somebody to give us a call so we can tell who it is.”The Fort St. John RCMP can be reached at 250 787 8100. The contact number for the Dawson Creek RCMP is 250 784 3700.Advertisement “The robbery in Dawson Creek, he was wearing blue coveralls with reflective stripes, and at the pawn shop yesterday, the suspect was wearing blue coveralls with reflective strips as well,” says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. “So that is distinct on its own.”There are however a few differences in the description provided by witnesses – such as the height and build of the suspect, according to Cpl. Shelkie.“We’re seeing if that is interpreted differently by the victims of the robbery or if in fact it is the same person.”- Advertisement -Police received a call about an armed robbery in progress just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March 1, 2015 at the corner of 108 Avenue and 17 Street in Dawson Creek.Sgt. Ed Reinink of the Dawson Creek RCMP says the male suspect produced a knife, demanded cash from the two females working the cash register and run off with the money.The very next day, Monday March 2 2015 at 1:15 p.m., RCMP were called to Express Pawn in Fort St. John.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former school superintendent dies at 84

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Former superintendent for the Whittier City School District Neal J. Avery died this week at his home in La Habra. He was 84 years old. Avery was superintendent for 16 years before his retirement in 1997. He began his career as a teacher in the late 1950’s. Avery is survived by his wife, Nadine, and two children, Michael Avery, 50, and Janeal Williams, 47, as well as by three grandchildren. Services have not yet been arranged. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CONFUSION AS MINISTER RE-ANNOUNCES KILLYBEGS JOBS HOPE

first_imgMYSTERY surrounds leaks from Government claiming 80 jobs had already been created in a Killybegs jobs initiative.That’s because none of them have – and instead of announcing such claims, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has instead re-announced the desire to create 250 positions which was first mooted last June.The Minister launched a report produced by the ‘High Level Group on Job Creation in the Killybegs Region yesterday. Minister Coveney set up the group on June 3 following the Economic Report for the European Commission, which assessed the status, development and potential diversification of Killybegs as a fisheries dependent community.The Group comprising of representatives from the Irish seafood sector, tourism, education, enterprise and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine were tasked to identify potential jobs across key areas including seafood, ancillary services, offshore supports, tourism and marine leisure and green economy/renewable energy.However there is said to be “considerable anger” at what is being seen as “spin-doctor” politics over leaks claiming jobs had already been created.Minister Coveney however was keen to talk up the scheme yesterday, insisting: “I set ambitious targets for the group and I am very pleased to see that the group has not only clearly outlined how 250 jobs can be achieved but has also identified new areas where additional jobs can be created into the future. “The importance of the seafood sector to Killybegs region cannot be overstated as it is responsible for 68% of the workforce. The Group has identified that through greater diversification and adding value to our existing resources, 130 jobs will be delivered in this sector.“The Group are to be commended for working together to complete this task in the allocated time and I am looking forward to seeing the actions from the report completed and the benefits that they will bring to the people of Killybegs”.The report, claimed his department, outlines 250 jobs to be created over a three year period across five key areas. In total, 130 potential jobs were identified within the seafood sector.He claimed increased access to raw materials such as blue whiting and boarfish present the most significant opportunities, along with a concerted focus on value adding opportunities.Within the ancillary services, 24 jobs were identified if collaborative opportunities between various companies can be enhanced and their abilities promoted. The offshore sector could generate 20 jobs, however competitive service provision and appropriate skill resources are deemed fundamental to achieve this. Approaching 50 jobs were identified within the tourism/marine leisure area if a co-ordinated marketing strategy is developed, whilst the green economy and renewable energy area offers the potential to create up to 40 jobs. The Minister added “This pilot approach of co-ordinated developmentally focused activity which is concentrated on natural resources has delivered results that will drive economic development and job creation in the Killybegs region.“An example of this is the partnership between BIM and LYIT to address seafood value added activities. As a direct result of this jobs initiative, the College of Catering in Killybegs will become a focus for industry activity beginning with a workshop on new product development for crab suppliers is already planned for the 30th November.”CONFUSION AS MINISTER RE-ANNOUNCES KILLYBEGS JOBS HOPE was last modified: November 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobsKillybegskillybegs jobssimon coveneylast_img read more

EIRCOM TO INVEST €5 MILLION IN LETTERKENNY BROADBAND

first_imgEircom is to invest more than €5 million in its broadband network across Letterkenny in the coming months.The plan was unveiled by Eircom spokesman Paul Bradley when he made a presenation to Letterkenny Town Council last night.The upgrade and investment is to prepare the fibre cable network for various different innovations expected in technology in the coming years. It is hoped the upgrade will also attract more jobs into the area in the future. EIRCOM TO INVEST €5 MILLION IN LETTERKENNY BROADBAND was last modified: February 14th, 2012 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:BROADBAND INVESTMENTEircomlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN TO ROW IN FAMOUS HENLEY REGATTA TODAY

first_imgA young Donegal woman is hoping to get her oar in today when she competes in one of the most famous regattas in the world.The Henley regatta on London’s River Thames is famous across the rowing world for its history and competitiveness.And today a Glenswilly athlete will take part in the quads section of the regatta. Cliodhna Brennan is currently in her first year studying radiography at UWE in Bristol.We always knew it took a good Donegal woman to pull a few strokes and make some waves!Best of luck today Cliodhna.  DONEGAL WOMAN TO ROW IN FAMOUS HENLEY REGATTA TODAY was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 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:Cliodhna BrennanHenley regattalast_img read more

CLASSY QUIGLEY EARNS BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER IN VEGAS

first_imgBOXING: Jason Quigley has won the biggest, and toughest fight of his professional career to date tonight in Las Vegas – courtesy of a unanimous decision. Quigley went the distance for the first time in his professional career, and was pushed all the way by the tough James De La Rosa. De La Rosa, is an experienced and talented fighter, and there was no doubt prior to this bout that it was going to be a big, big test for Quigley.However, the Finn Valley man passed the test with flying colours and produced a classy, controlled and excellent performance.Quigley started the busier and landed a number of powerful shots early on, and settled into the contest well.Quigley oozed class throughout the contest, but De La Rosa showed his quality in patches and landed a number of tellingly punches as the fight entered its later stages. Quigley knew he was in control of the fight, and De La Rosa knew he was chasing it, that forced him to come after Quigley, but the Donegal man was able to pick off the onrushing De La Rosa.De La Rosa looked in trouble in the 9th round, he lay on the ropes, and Quigley landed some huge shots, but the experienced and tough fighter survived the onslaught.Quigley boxed cleverly in the final round, and the judges awarded him victory by unanimous decision.Fantastic performance from Quigley, what a fighter we have! CLASSY QUIGLEY EARNS BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER IN VEGAS was last modified: May 8th, 2016 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:boxingDe La RosaJason QuigleyLas VegasnewsSportlast_img read more

FIFA 19: 40 cheap career mode wonderkids you need to buy – bargains!

first_img 12 12 Will this trio of bargain wonderkids help you to FIFA 19 Career Mode glory. 31. Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg) – LMOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 8430. Yacine Adli (Paris Saint-Germain) – CMOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 8429. Alessandro Plizzari (AC Milan) – GKOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 84 2. Rigui Puig (Barcelona) – CMOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 881. Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburg SV) – STOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 88 15. Jonathan David (Gent) – STOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8514. Erling Braut Haland (Molde FK) – STOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8513. Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) – STOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8512. Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain) – STOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 85 FIFA 19 wonderkids are the perfect thing when you’re trying to give it your all on the brilliant game.If you aren’t playing EA Sports’ stellar game, we’re not sure what’s wrong with you as it has been a huge hit whether you play it for Ultimate Team, The Journey, or Career Mode. huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 11. Christian Fruchtl (Bayern Munich) – GKOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 8610. Amine Gouiri (Lyon) – STOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 86 getty 12 12 Claudio Gomes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 40. Mattias Svanberg (Bologna) – LMOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8339. Tomas Chancalay (Colon) – STOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8338. Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund) – CBOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 83 9. Brahim Diaz (Manchester City) – LWOverall rating – 69Potential rating – 868. Sofiane Diop (Monaco) – CAMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 877. Angel Gomes (Manchester United) – CAMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 876. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – LWOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 87 Gian-Luca Itter Callum Hudson-Odoi gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 TOP WORK Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT If you are having a go with career mode you’ll know you need to pick up some wonderkids if you really want to succeed.There’s nothing better than watching a starlet you’ve signed go on to become one of the best players in the world.They can be pricey though so the fine folks over on the FIFA Career Modes Gems Twitter account have picked out some brilliant bargain wonderkids for you to sign an conquer the world with.Check out the 40 they have picked out below. 5. Sergio Gomez (Borussia Dortmund) – CAMOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 874. Sandro Tonali (Brescia) – CDMOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 883. Pietro Pellegri (Monaco) –STOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 88 37. Alexander Isak (Borussia Dortmund) – STOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8336. Blas Riveros (FC Basel) – LBOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8335. Raoul Petretta (FC Basel) – LBOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8334. Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock) – LBOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8333. Vladyslav Supriaga (Dynamo Kiev) – STOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 8432. Moussa Sylla (Monaco) – STOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 84 28. Rafik Guitane (Stade Rennais) – CAMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 8427. Nicolo Zainolo (Roma) – CAMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 8426. Kamil Jozwiak (Lech Poznan) – LMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 8425. Claudio Gomes (Manchester City) – CDMOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 84 whoops predicted 12 12 Amine Gouiri Timothy Weah Alessandro Plizzari 18. Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar) – STOverall rating – 66Potential rating – 8517. Mile Svilar (Benfica) – GKOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 8516. Gian-Luca Itter (Wolfsburg) – LBOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 85 Pietro Pellegri Tahith Chong 12 12 Dan-Axel Zagadou SORRY 24. Sebastian Szymanski (Legia Warsaw) – CAMOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 8423. Chris Durkin (DC United) – CDMOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 8422. Kevin Ruegg (FC Zurich) – RBOverall rating – 67Potential rating – 8421. Robert Gumny (Lech Poznan) – RBOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8420. Nicolas Cozza (Montpellier) – CBOverall rating – 68Potential rating – 8419. Tahith Chong (Manchester United) – RWOverall rating – 65Potential rating – 85 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 12 latest 12 12 Moussa Sylla on the ball 12 Most Popular Premier League News Jann-Fiete Arplast_img read more