Del Potro backs Djokovic to break Federer’s Grand Slam record

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia is congratulated on his win by Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after their Men’s Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFPJuan Martin del Potro believes Novak Djokovic can end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title winner, surpassing Roger Federer’s current mark of 20.Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sleepless nights spent scouting Ateneo all worth it for Adamson coach Pumaren Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We just do what we can against them. But Novak has everything to make records in this sport.”Del Potro was playing in his first Grand Slam final since lifting the US Open title in 2009 at the age of 20, beating Nadal and Federer back-to-back.But instead of that victory proving a launchpad for a sustained challenge at the Grand Slams, Del Potro battled wrist injuries which required four surgeries.By the end of 2015, his ranking was at 581, he was deeply depressed and he was on the verge of quitting after having to sit out at least 10 Grand Slam events.However, when fit he is a formidable force.ADVERTISEMENT The 31-year-old Serb is now just three behind Rafael Nadal and six back from Federer.“Of course he can,” said Del Potro when asked if Djokovic can claim the record over Federer who is almost six years his senior.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He has 14 already. He won two Grand Slams in one year. He’s healthy. He has a great team working with him. “Hopefully him, Rafa, Roger will still fight for Grand Slams, because it is so nice to watch them fighting for the history.  He owns 10 wins over world number one players — the most by anyone who has never reached the top ranking themselves.This year he defeated Federer in the Indian Wells Masters final while in 2016 he was a key figure as Argentina won a first Davis Cup.Playing at a career high three in the world, Del Potro insists he is happy to be playing in the era of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal.“Of course, it is a big challenge to take these kind of tournaments to them. But also I think we are proud to be close to these legends,” said the 29-year-old.“I’ve been during all my career learning with Novak, Roger, Rafa, seeing them winning these events very often. It’s amazing. “I don’t feel sad that I couldn’t win Grand Slams because of them. I am just one of the guys that have lucky to be in the same era as them, and it’s great.”Del Potro went into Sunday’s final buoyed by seeing off defending champion and world number one Nadal who was forced to quit their semi-final with injury.But he had a 4-14 losing record against Djokovic, including four at the Slams — two of them at the US Open in 2007 and 2012.“When you see a friend holding the trophy, it’s good. I’m glad that Novak is the champion.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

PHIL Identifies with St. Paul Bridge Community

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgThe Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), a non-governmental organization, last weekend provided an assortment of Ebola preventive materials to the St. Paul Bridge Community in Monrovia.The items, estimated at US$1,600, included buckets, soap, clora, and chlorine.PHIL’s Executive Director Madam Joyce Kilikpo explained that her organization is concerned about the recent Ebola outbreak in the St. Paul Bridge Community.According to her, PHIL’s donation of the Ebola preventive items to the community was intended to buttress the Liberian government’s efforts to eradicate the virus from the country.Director Kilikpo said since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak PHIL has carried out a series of activities, including donations to various affected communities in and out of Montserrado County.Mrs. Kilikpo pointed out that the organization is responding to the call made by health authorities, asking all Liberians to join in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease.The Executive Director, however, said that her organization is also concerned about Ebola survivors, as well as Ebola orphans.Director Kilikpo explained that PHIL was providing support to 20 Ebola survivors and orphans through their psycho-social program.Receiving the donation, Mr. Saah B. Harris, chairman of Block C said, “Whenever you tell a sick person sorry, that does not necessarily mean they will get well, but it implies that you are concerned about them.”He said further that the Liberian government and its foreign partners cannot handle this matter alone, but with the help of other concerned groups coming in with more supplies, the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease is achievable.He commended the organization for its timely support and hoped that others will engage in similar activities to eradicate the disease from the community and Liberia.“This will help all of us to ensure that this deadly disease is contained. Community’s dwellers and partners need to work together until Liberia is announced Ebola free,” Mr. Harris stressed.PHIL has made available some anti-Ebola preventive items to groups and community dwellers in Montserrado, Margibi, and Gbapolu Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Linden pensioner jailed for 12 months

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgSixty-five-year-old Bernadette Robertson of Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden was handed a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of $144,300 by Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse after she was found guilty of trafficking in narcotics.Pensioner Bernadette RobertsonPrior to her conviction, Robertson was on $150,000 bail for the offence, which occurred on February 15, 2018 at Lot 90 North Blue Berry Hill, where she had in her possession 94.2 grams of cannabis sativa for the purpose of trafficking.She was charged along with her son, Cosburn Robertson, who allegedly had 14.2 grams of cannabis sativa in his bedroom at the home at the same time. The 25-year-old has since been granted bail in relation to the charge. His trial is ongoing.last_img

Oil and gas will lead investments in 2018 – Jordan

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFinance Minister Winston Jordan has said in his budget projections for 2018 that the oil and gas industry will lead Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) next year, although Government has been cautioned not to place too much of its focus on the impending revenues that could possibly be earned from the oil and gas sector.Delivering Budget 2018 in the National Assembly on Monday, the minister said the country’s capital account is anticipated to improve due to strengthened net medium- and long-term capital flows in both the private and public sectors. This is despite the national current account being expected to weaken.Jordan has said the projected FDI, particularly in the oil and gas sector, is expected to drive the US$145.2 million increase in private sector medium- and long-term capital. Importantly, also, he noted that taxes from oil and gas support activities are expected to increase by G$3.2 billion.The IMF has cautioned Government against any excessive borrowing or exorbitant increase in public spending ahead of the signalled start of commercial production of oil in 2020 by ExxonMobil and its partners offshore Guyana in the Stabroek bloc.And Government is still to come clean on whether in fact a US$20 million bonus from the giant US-oil company has been received.But despite this, Jordan told the National Assembly recently that as the country begin the transition to an oil-producing nation, Government must, and will, implement prudent structural reforms and fiscal safeguards, strengthen our institution, and “…prioritize the development of our human capacity, and diversify our growth portfolio”.“The agenda for 2018 is a product of our reflections on our mid-term as a Government, and repositioning and reprogramming based on lessons learned,” he explained.Jordan has steadfastly held that oil is a non-renewable resource. He has said that “the finite world is looking for renewables, and one day in the future, oil will not be the preferred source of energy.”In light of this, the minister has noted that when looking back Guyana, must be able to be proud of the choices made, and the immediate years ahead, because we have “positioned our sectors and industries to be stronger, more diversified and resilient.”The minister has stressed, too, that Guyana has to begin diversifying its production and income generating base to ensure sustainability. This, he said, must be the country’s collective goal to which the 2018 budget is directed. “Indeed, Budget 2018 contains allocations to strengthen and grow our private sector, as well as to improve the efficiency and robustness of our public sector,” he added.Further, Jordan warned of the drawbacks associated with the oil and gas sector. He said, “The literature is replete with examples of natural resource-dependent economies being prone to greater income inequality…We must — as a Government, as a Parliament, and as a nation — guard against falling victim to the pitfalls that this new stream of oil resources might bring.”The Finance Minister also gave his commitment that Government would ensure that resources are prioritised for immediate catalytic development needs, and he has signalled that Government would be implementing robust systems for the new oil and gas realities. “As we begin the transition to an oil-producing nation, Government must, and will, implement prudent structural reforms and fiscal safeguards, strengthen our institutions, prioritise the development of our human capacity, and diversify our growth portfolio,” he declared.PSAs and SWFGiven that more oil discoveries have been announced in Guyana, Jordan said these discoveries have derisked the basin, which is estimated to contain at least 7 billion oil-equivalent barrels, and has resulted in the significant ramping up of exploration activities in other already allocated offshore blocks.As such, Government anticipates significant interest in exploring the unallocated blocks of the derisked off-shore basins. In light of this, the minister said, it is imperative that Government safeguard the rights of the nation to a fair share of resource wealth.Jordan has said that to do so, Guyana will have to revise the existing template of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), to be more accommodating to changing commodity prices while maintaining a level of progressivity that is responsive to profitability.“While we strengthen our ability to negotiate more equitable PSAs, key Government agencies within the recently established Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on Petroleum (will have) to continue to coordinate capacity building and interactions with the industry,” he explained.The committee’s agenda in the immediate future would focus on coordinating capacity building, information sharing, as well as providing input into the development of a legal and institutional framework to support the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF).The development of a rules-based SWF, according to Jordan, is critical to ensuring that Guyana’s resource revenues are responsibly managed within a transparent framework that promotes the highest levels of accountability. “It must be noted that the SWF will not just serve for investment, but also to save for future generations and to stabilise the economy in times of global economic instability,” he expressed.During 2018, the Government plans to publish a ‘green paper’ to apprise the National Assembly on the proposal for the SWF, to seek feedback for further refinement, and to stimulate a national discussion to ensure that all citizens understand the benefits and the perils against which Guyana must guard in the collection and management of the impending oil resources.Jordan has said that Guyana will continue to build capacity for effectively managing and regulating the oil and gas sector, and to ensure that systems and regulations are in place to properly and transparently account for, and manage, oil revenues.He announced, too, that an oil and gas unit would also be established within the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). That unit, he said, “will benefit from extensive training in revenue administration within the context of PSAs.”To also prepare the private sector for rapid growth in this sector, Government will be hosting an Oil and Gas Exposition and Business Summit in the first quarter of 2018, to bring together various segments of the private sector towards creating partnerships and facilitating information-sharing for business opportunities.“Although oil remains the main focus of this emerging sector, we are carefully exploring the feasibility of utilising natural gas as a temporary alternative for power generation. In the coming year, further steps will be taken to identify the preferred option for transporting gas onshore, including the most suitable location,” the minister further stated.In 2017, three additional oil discoveries in the Stabroek block were announced: Payara, Snoek, and Turbot. While the quantity and quality of the latter two discoveries are still being assessed, the gross recoverable resources for the Stabroek block are now estimated to be between 2.25billion and 2.75 billion oil-equivalent barrels, making it one of the most significant global finds in recent years.last_img read more

Expect intermittent power outages north of Fort St. John

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgCustomers will see about three short outages of about 10 minutes each earlier in the day on Thursday, May 15 and about three short outages again in the evening on Friday, May 16. This work is necessary to transfer FOX load to Fort St John Substation circuits prior to the pole replacement and to transfer load back to FOX after the new pole is set.Please note this is expected to create low voltage conditions on the longer FOX feeders, particularly in the Halfway River, Milligan Creek and Doig River areas and possibly also in Prespatou.Hydro apologizes for the short notice and the inconvenience this work may cause.- Advertisement -This message provided by B.C. Hydrolast_img

NLC students benefit from Spectra Energy Foundation support

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgThe funds supported students in three different programs.“We are very appreciative of the generosity shown by the Spectra Energy Foundation in providing this funding that assisted 10 NLC students in resolving financial questions that could have potentially had a negative impact on the students,” Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship, Rene Tremblay said.Seven students from the Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician program have their regular tuition fees covered, although exam fees were not included.- Advertisement -Robbie McMullin and Hayden Stebing, the two Skills Canada competitors received funds to help cover travel expenses to the national championships in Toronto.Finally, the accommodation for a Level 3 Apprenticeship student was covered while attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology to complete a component of the Level 3 program.“At Spectra Energy, it’s critically important for us to invest in the communities where we live and work,” Vice President of External Affairs, Gary Weilinger said. “Supporting education and workforce development is a high priority and ensures future success for these students.”Advertisement Student awards are administered by the NLC Foundation.For more information on the NLC Foundation, check out their website at, You can also contact Donna Kane directly at 250 784 7613, or email read more

Election winners proclaimed

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgLOS ANGELES – After three weeks of counting ballots following Election Day, Yvette Stevenson-Rodriguez on Tuesday became the first woman on the Orchard Dale Water Board, winning by a grand total of four votes. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday certified the results of the Nov. 6 election, confirming Stevenson-Rodriguez’s election as well as the winners in two other close races in the Whittier area. Carlos Aparicio won a seat on the East Whittier City School Board by 19 votes after trailing Michael Cirasole by 16 votes on Election Day. Rick Mercado also held on to win his way to the Pico Water Board by 28 votes. Election workers counted an additional 218,156 ballots in Los Angeles County in the last three weeks. Nearly all of them were provisional votes. About 10 percent were absentee ballots. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I’m grateful that everything turned out in my favor,” said Stevenson-Rodriguez, 37, who defeated Clifford Lee, 77. “I look forward to improving the water quality of the district.” Lee, 77, who had been on the board off and on since 1969, was at a water conference and couldn’t be reached to ask if he would seek a recount. Lee has until Monday to request one. He would have to pay for it unless the vote was reversed and he won. The cost of one precinct board per day is $3,744. Also elected to the Orchard Dale Water board was Joe Kennedy, 84, who received the most votes. Cirasole, 59, said he wouldn’t seek a recount in his race. “I think the votes were accurately counted,” he said. It was tough waiting the three weeks for all of the absentee and provisional ballots to be counted, he said. “You just sit there and hold your breath for whatever the outcome is,” he said. Aparicio, 28, said the tightness of the race and then the waiting caught him by surprise. “It’s been such a roller coaster of a ride,” he said. “I felt hopeless because it was out of my hands,” Aparicio said. “I’m glad I came out on the winning side. I feel bad for the other candidate. I know what he was going through.” Also elected to the East Whittier board was Dimitri Elbling, 43, who received the most votes. Final tallies in all of the Los Angeles County elections in November are available at the Registrar-Recorder’s Office, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, or on its Web site, (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgIT’S that time of the year again – when students turn every day pieces of rubbish into incredible clothes.And this incredible entry into Junk Kouture from three students at Coáliste Ailigh in Letterkenny is already winning hundreds of online votes.The dress is the work of Kirsty Nic Giolla Bháin, Jessica Ní Ghallachóir and Aoibhinn Ní Mhuimhne. There’s no finer gúna around.So don’t just sit there – get voting for CalypsoHere’s the link  DONEGAL GIRLS’ INCREDIBLE JUNK KOUTURE DRESS was last modified: February 27th, 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:Colaiste AilighentryJunk Kouturevotelast_img read more

CONFIRMED! Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin seals Marseille loan move

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_img Florian Thauvin celebrates scoring during his loan spell at Marseille last season 1 Marseille have completed the signing of Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin.There were high hopes for the Frenchman when he arrived at St James’ Park this time last year amid much excitement.However he has endured a miserable year at Newcastle, and was sent back on loan to Marseille in January after failing to establish himself in the first team on Tyneside.And now Newcastle have confirmed that Thauvin, 23, has agreed a season-long loan deal back at the Stade Velodrome with the Ligue 1 side having the obligation to make the move permanent.The schemer leaves Newcastle having started just three Premier League games, and scoring no goals.last_img


Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 6,16,20,21 and the match 3 winner was James McDaid of Ballygawley. Next week’s jackpot is €1,820. Sellers this week are Steven McDaid and JB McGeehan. Our reserves beat Glenfin and seniors beat Naomh Columba with both games in the Gaeltacht. Both teams progress to the weekend in Falcarragh now. The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April.  Operation Transformation is being run in the club from next Wednesday night, 8pm weigh in at the clubhouse all people are welcome.Could club members please take note that only team management, physios and squad members are allowed into the dugout area of the pitch during games this year to comply with new rules.Could anyone who is interested in helping out with the making tea this year after our home games contact Hughie McDaid, Donal Kelly or Barry McDaid. All help appreciated.Club membership must be paid before 31st of March. GLENSWILLY GAA NOTES was last modified: March 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more