They have faced each other seven times before with Wozniacki leading 5-2. Both of Suarez Navarro’s wins have come on her favourite clay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “I saw a lot of matches from her. Yeah, she was one of my favourite players when I grew up.”Two breaks down in the second set, the Spanish former world number six used all her experience, patience and court craft to grind her way back against a nervous Kontaveit who was trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.“Maybe we can open a little bit more the court with the angle,” said Navarro of being one the last of a dying breed of single-handed players.Kontaviet failed to cope with the unusual problems created by Suarez Navarro’s clever shot-making, changes of pace and spin.The Estonian’s power game that had brought 22 winners in a dominant opening set then unravelled in a dramatic second set.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro celebrates after defeating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Carla Suarez Navarro used the only one-handed backhand left in the women’s draw to mighty effect Sunday as she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the third time.The Spanish world number 39 came from a set and 4-1 down to register a 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Anett Kontaveit with a delightful display of her old-school tennis she says is inspired by Justine Henin.ADVERTISEMENT The 32nd seed had one more chance to serve for the match at 5-4 in the third, but again collapsed with the finish line in sight.Wozniacki nextAfter despatching French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round Kontaveit gave no hint of the meltdown to come, oozing confidence in the early stages.The 22-year-old unleashed the shot of the match — a scarcely believable running forehand pass around the net post — on her way to taking the first set 6-4 in 42 minutes.When a bullet-like backhand gave her a second break of to go 4-1 up in the next it seemed she had one hand in the quarterfinal. Instead it was the old-style one-handed play of Suarez Navarro that fashioned a famous comeback to put her into a third quarter-final at Melbourne, nine years after her first. Her reward is a clash with an old foe — world number two Caroline Wozniacki.The Danish second seed ruthlessly routed Slovakia’s 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 — taking 11 of the last 12 games in handing out a tennis masterclass.READ: Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinal vs Suarez Navarro“We play a lot of times together,” Suarez Navarro said of Wozniacki. “I know how she plays. I know how tough she is. Will be a really tough match. She’s fighting every ball.” Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title READ: Suarez Navarro rallies into Australian Open quarterfinalThe Belgian former number one was renowned for having one of the greatest backhands in the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSuarez Navarro, who reached the Australian Open last eight in 2009 and two years ago, was asked how much of an influence Henin had been.“I think a lot because we don’t have too many players with one-handed backhands,” she said. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
The city of Monrovia has been waiting in anticipation for the announcement that would signal the start of the annual Liberia Marathon. The first ever Marathon in Liberia was held in August 2011 and this year in continuation of that tradition, the third edition of the Liberia Marathon will be held on August 31. The Marathon is a 26.2-mile professional race that brings people together to run for various causes and ideals. A special 10-kilometer race for non-professional runners and participants in wheelchairs and those using crutches will also take place simultaneously.To kick off the event, an official Launching ceremony will take place on Saturday May 31, at the Monrovia City Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. According to Eunice Dahn, Race Director of the 2014 Liberia Marathon, the Launch serves as the official start of registration for runners. The general public is invited to the Launch and everyone who registers on May 31st gets a 25% discount on the registration fees. However, registration will remain open until August 16th, 2014. The Liberia Marathon is an open, inclusive and professional public event that helps transform how Liberians and others see the country. It also provides a catalyst for commercial and charitable activity and lays the foundation for a major competitive international event. This year’s Marathon is being organized by a strong team of committed and dedicated volunteers who are working tirelessly to plan and host this incredible event. They come from all walks of life and contribute their time, skills and resources to ensure that the Marathon is a safe and successful one.The Liberia Marathon Trust, a local non-profit organization, manages the Liberia Marathon and partners with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Liberia Athletic Federation. It is supported by the Monrovia City Corporation, the Armed Forces of Liberia the Liberia National Police, as well as a host of other government ministries and agencies and the local media. A wide range of first class companies such as Lonestar Cell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, RLJ Kendejah Resort and Villas, and AquaLife are sponsors this year’s marathon. The slogan of this year’s marathon, “Taking the Lead” is all about setting personal and national goals and working towards achieving them. The story of Liberia’s own journey toward sustainable peace, growth and development resonates well with values of that drive the marathon as a sport: integrity, endurance, commitment, preparation, positive thinking and a competitive spirit.Eunice Dahn, who happens to be the first ever Liberian Director of the Liberia Marathon, said the fact that Liberia is able to organize such a world-class race is an indication of its potential to achieve, to grow and to develop and as such, this year’s marathon is also about exploring and maximizing the potential of the country and its citizens. Everyone, from all walks of life, regardless of challenges in physical ability, are encouraged to register and participate in the 2014 Liberia Marathon. “Taking the Lead is about the initiative required of us to move ourselves and our country forward,” says Eunice. “And like any long journey or race, it begins with the first step.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The group held a public meeting this past week-end, where concepts of the building were presented. North Peace Family Super Park President, Jaandi Roemer says: “The playground and theming is $250,000. The “Concept” building is approx 2.7-3.3 million.” The organization has raised $18 000 so far.- Advertisement – Roemer says during the meeting on the weekend, there was also talk of a possible collaboration to make it into more of a community centre, with the emphasis on the indoor park.
Hydro says it will also hold job fairs in the coming months Fort St. John, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge. Open houses are also set for next week as follows:Hudson’s Hope – July 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Pearkes CentreChetwynd – July 15, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Recreation CentreDawson Creek – July 16, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Fixx Urban Grill in the Stonebridge HotelAdvertisement If you’re looking for the scoop on BC Hydro’s plans for construction on its Site C project, the first of five public open houses kicks off tonight.The Taylor Community Hall will play host to the first open house set to begin at 6 p.m. and run through to 8:30 p.m.A second open house in Fort St. John will run on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.- Advertisement -Hydro announced the open houses in early June.The Crown utility says the open houses will provide information to residents on construction information and notifications, and that it wants input on how residents want to be informed about construction progress.Hydro says it will continue to post updates to www.sitecproject.com, provide updates through Twitter, and take inquiries via telephone and email.Advertisement
0Shares0000Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the third goal against Tottenham© AFP Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday.Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue.Aided by a rush of blood from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Barcelona went ahead after only 92 seconds as Philippe Coutinho scored their quickest Champions League goal since 2005.Rakitic stole the spotlight midway through the first half when the Croatia midfielder struck with a thunderous half-volley.In a dramatic second half, Tottenham’s Harry Kane reduced the deficit before the majestic Messi added Barcelona’s third.Erik Lamela’s deflected strike kept Tottenham in the hunt, but Messi capped a mesmerising performance in the final moments to give Barca a second successive group-stage victory as they emerged from their recent struggles.Tottenham are in danger of crashing out at the group stage for the second time in three years.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost both of their group matches after a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan in their opener.They head to PSV Eindhoven for their next European fixture on October 24 knowing a win is essential as they already trail Barca and Inter by six points.It took Messi less than two minutes to show reports of Barca’s demise were greatly exaggerated.Taking possession on the halfway line, Messi was pressured by Son Heung-Min, but his devastating response was simply sublime.Messi twisted away from Son as if swatting away an annoying fly, then unfurled a perfectly-weighted pass that picked out Jordi Alba’s run behind Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier.Alba alertly picked out Coutinho on the edge on the penalty area and, with Lloris having needlessly rushed off his line, the former Liverpool forward was able to fire into the empty net.It was a bad mistake by Lloris in the French World Cup winner’s first appearance since August after a torrid period marred by a thigh injury and his arrest for drink-driving.– Messi magic –Tottenham were decimated by injuries to Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele and it took 25 minutes before they finally had a shot when Kane brought a routine save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.That was only a brief respite for Tottenham as Valverde’s team doubled their lead in the 28th minute.Once again the creation and execution were breath-taking.Messi clipped a pass to Luis Suarez before Coutinho smartly hooked the ball back from the touchline to the edge of the area, where Rakitic launched himself into the air for an agile half-volley that flashed past Lloris.Messi was toying with Tottenham and it seemed only a matter of how many Barcelona would win by when he glided away for a shot that struck a post early in the second half.Spellbound by Messi’s magic, Tottenham backed off again moments later as the striker hit the woodwork for a second time.Yet Kane gave Tottenham a lifeline when the England forward netted against the run of play in the 52nd minute.Powering into the Barca area with intent, Kane side-stepped Nelson Semedo and planted a powerful low strike into the far corner for his 10th goal in 12 Champions League appearances.Messi had the perfect response in the 56th minute when he cantered onto Alba’s pass and side-footed past Lloris.Tottenham refused to surrender and Lamela set up a tense finale when his 66th minute shot deflected off Clement Lenglet and flew past ter Stegen.But Messi had the last word when he slotted home from Alba’s cross to ease Barca’s nerves in the 90th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Interpol has issued ‘international wanted persons’ alerts for two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives as part of the investigation into football-related corruption.The ‘red notices’ have been issued at the request of the US justice department for charges including racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from Trinidad and ex-FIFA member Nicolas Leoz from Paraguay have been named. Warner is currently on bail in Trinidad and Leoz reported to be under house arrest in Paraguay.The others named are all sports marketing or broadcast executives.They are…Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentinian national and controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Argentinian nationals, controlling principals of Full Play Group SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.Jose Margulies (also known as Jose Lazaro), Brazilian national, controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd., broadcasting businesses.The red notices are used by the international police organisation Interpol to inform its member countries that an arrest warrant has been issued for a wanted person with a view to extradition. Jack Warner
HOUSTON — Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in a case born from one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. The verdict put the blame for the demise of what was once the nation’s seventh-largest company squarely on its top two executives. It came in the sixth day of deliberations following a trial that lasted nearly four months. Lay was also convicted of bank fraud and making false statements to banks in a separate trial related to his personal banking. Lay was convicted on all six counts against him in the trial with Skilling. Skilling was convicted on 19 of the 28 counts against and acquitted on the remaining nine. The former corporate titans are now convicted felons facing years in prison when the panel found them guilty of running an elaborate fraud that gave the nation’s onetime seventh-largest company a glamorous illusion of success. Jurors declared through their verdict that both men repeatedly lied to cover a vast web of unsustainable accounting tricks and failing ventures that shoved Enron into bankruptcy protection in December 2001. The conviction was a major win for the government, serving almost as a bookend in an era that has seen prosecutors win convictions against executives from WorldCom Inc. to Adelphia Communications Corp. and homemaking maven Martha Stewart. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The arson gang who set fire to Convoy Orange Hall also tried to burn down the local Presbyterian Church.The Orange Hall in Convoy which was attacked last night.The local Orange Hall was completely gutted after a door was forced in and some form of chemical used to set fire to the hall.Now Gardai have also revealed that an attempt was made to set fire to the nearby Presbyterian Church. Garda Superintendent Michael Finan has confirmed the fire, which broke out around 4.30am, was malicious.“A side door was forced open and an accelerant was used to set fire to the hall so it was a malicious fire.“We have also discovered that an attempt was also made to set a fire at the nearby Presbyterian Church after a back-door was forced in. Thankfully that fire did not catch hold,” he said.The latest attack comes just three weeks after another Orange Hall in the village of Newtowncunningham was also gutted in an arson attack. Supt Finan said a full investigation is being carried out to see if the two attacks are connected.“We are certainly investigating if there is any links between the two fires and we will be exploring that,” he added.Local Master of the Orange Lodge, Alan Laird, said the entire community of Convoy are just devastated by the attack.“This is not just an attack on our community but it is an attack on the entire community of Convoy.“I have spoken to people from all sides of the community this morning and they are just devastated and disgusted by the attack. “I spoke to people in the street who were openly crying about what has happened here. It is just a terrible attack on society,” he said.Gardai are carrying out a full forensic examination of the scene.They are appealing to petrol station owners who may have sold small amounts of fuel in recent days.ARSON GANG WHO DESTROYED ORANGE HALL ALSO TRIED TO BURN CHURCH was last modified: October 3rd, 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)
South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a low-cost method of manufacturing the antiretrovirals used to treat HIV/Aids, paving the way for more extensive HIV treatment across Africa.The CSIR’s new technique will reduce the production costs of thymidine, a valuable ingredient in the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs AZT and stavudine. The two generic drugs are used in combination therapy treatment of HIV/Aids.By using two drugs of different classes, combination therapy minimises both HIV virus resistance to ARVs and the development of serious side-effects. Because of this, it is the preferred method of ARV administration.Until now, Indian drug manufacturers supported by state subsidies have offered the most competitively priced active pharmaceutical ingredients, and so dominated the global market.The CSIR’s breakthrough will now allow for the production of thymidine at a fraction lower than the Indian market.According to Dr Moira Bode, who led the CSIR project probing the low-cost production of ARVs, this research could stimulate establishment of an industry for local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients.“This will empower African governments to supply more people with the life-saving drugs,” Bode said.The CSIR-developed technology relies on a biocatalytic step to produce thymidine. The research included total development of the biocatalysis reaction to produce 5-methyluridine as well as the chemistry to convert 5-methyluridine to thymidine.“This involved, among other things, initial screening work to identify useful enzymes, the fermentations to produce enzymes and the process development for scale-up of the biocatalytic reaction, as well as the chemistry,” said Bode.“The entire process was scaled at the CSIR to produce thymidine at kilogram scale.”The CSIR has filed a patent application on the technology and a new market player in antiretroviral manufacturing, Arvir Technologies, has been granted the commercial rights.The company will explore various options, including granting licences to existing ARV active pharmaceutical ingredient producers, and establishing a new ARV pharmaceutical ingredients facility for South Africa.“We need to ensure that South Africa has an economically sustainable and well-secured supply of high quality ARVs,” ,” said Dr David Walwyn, CEO of Arvir. “Negotiations are presently underway with government.”Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, executive director of the CSIR Biosciences research unit, said South Africa’s high HIV prevalence rate made low-cost ARVs essential.“In South Africa, with the number of people requiring ARV drugs estimated at approaching 1 million [where the CD4 count of the individual is less than 200], the local manufacturing of these drugs is an imperative,” he said.“Ironically, now that the science has been done, the challenge is to find commercial partners willing to invest in manufacturing. We look forward to interesting conversations with our government and other stakeholders in making local production of ARVs a reality.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.orgUseful linksCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchArvir Technologies
25 June 2010 Real household spending on services declined at an annualised rate of 4.6% in the first quarter of 2010. It followed an increase of 1.6%in the first quarter of 2009. The decline is attributed to reduced spending on transport services. The expansion of the spending by households was evident in all spending categories with the exception of spending on services. Increased outlays on durable goods could mainly be ascribed to buoyant expenditure on new vehicles, recreational and entertainment goods, and on furniture and household appliances. “These increased outlays, although rising strongly, were from a low base. Year-on-year growth in spending on semi-durable goods amounted to 2.9% in the first quarter of 2010.” Petroleum products Cars, entertainment goods “Excluding spending on armaments, growth in consumption expenditure by general government slowed marginally from an annualised rate of 5.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 5% in the first quarter of 2010,” said the central bank. Source: BuaNews Semi-durable goods, which has experienced three successive quarters of decline in real spending, this household expenditure component rebounded rising to an annualised rate of 28.4 percent in the first quarter of 2010. “Household expenditure appears to have been positively influenced by several factors, including an acceleration in the growth rate of real disposable income, the reduced cost of credit as a result of lower interest rates, relatively low inflation, rising confidence levels, and an improvement in households’ net wealth as the prices of real estate and other assets continued to rise,” the central bank said on Thursday. According to the Quarterly Bulletin the increase resulted primarily from increased outlays on clothing and footwear and entertainment goods among others. It said that the pace of increase in real final consumption expenditure by general government accelerated to 7.3% in the first quarter of 2010. This was primarily due to the acquisition of two military aircraft, while real salary outlays also edged higher. Non-durable goods increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2010 following on six quarters of uninterrupted contraction. Along with the rising spending by households on vehicles notable increases were recorded in the sale of petroleum products. According to the Bank, growth in real expenditure on durable goods surged at annualised rates of 15.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 16.8% in the first quarter of 2010. South African household spending increased by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2010, compared to a 1.6% rise in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest quarterly bulletin. “The appreciation of the exchange rate of the rand caused the prices of goods with a high import content to become more competitive, which probably also encouraged consumers to acquire durable goods,” it said. Clothing and footwear