KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP):Novak Djokovic won a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row yesterday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final.The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 28-1 this year. His only loss came when he retired during his quarter-final against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai with an eye infection.Djokovic won his 28th ATP Masters title, breaking the record he shared with Rafael Nadal, and won both Indian Wells and the Miami Open for the third year in a row. He didn’t lose a set in the tournament and tied Andre Agassi’s record of six men’s titles at Key Biscayne.The No. 6-seeded Nishikori lost to Djokovic for the sixth consecutive time and was doomed by an erratic serve. He double-faulted five times and Djokovic repeatedly pounced on his second serve to break five times.The weather was less oppressive than in recent days, with highs only in the 70s, but Djokovic made sure the match didn’t become an endurance test. He broke in three of Nishikori’s first four service games, dominating rallies in part because Nishikori’s shots lacked the precision of earlier matches.Nishikori required treatment from a trainer on his left thigh late in the second set, but his bigger problem was his opponent.- AP
Paul Varilla also chipped in 18 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Jerwin Gaco tallied a double-double of 13 markers and 11 boards in the triumph.“We know the implications and the impact of this game to the standings. We knew we had to dig deep and we need to step up and I’m glad that we got the job done,” said coach Lawrence Chongson, as Tanduay improved its record to a 5-2 slate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It took a quarter and a half before the Rhum Masters finally solved the problem that are Batangueños, staging a 14-4 spurt to break a close 37-35 affair to a 51-39 halftime lead.That continued in the third frame as Tanduay silenced its foe with a killer 24-0 run to grab a commanding 75-39 lead with 5:08 left to play in the period. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Lester Alvarez. PBA IMAGESTanduay sent a strong message and crushed Batangas, 111-86, to move to solo third place in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Von Tambeling scattered 28 points, five rebounds, and three steals, while Lester Alvarez added 20 markers, six boards, and six assists as the duo captained the Rhum Masters’ third quarter breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation TANDUAY 111 – Tambeling 28, Alvarez 20, Varilla 18, Gaco 13, Vigil 7, Taganas 6, Sollano 6, Eguilos 4, Palma 4, Terso 2, Martinez 2, Villamor 1, Sanga 0, Santos 0.BATANGAS 86 – Sedurifa 24, Forrester 14, Ablaza 10, Anderson 9, De Joya 7, Bautista 7, Laude 4, Isit 4, Saitanan 2, Mendoza 2, Mangabang 2, Dela Peña 1, Napoles 0, Ragasa 0.Quarters: 21-20, 51-39, 86-55, 111-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual protests forfeiture of win vs St. Benilde Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Chongson admitted that at this stage, he’s no longer looking at the top two but is hell-bent on claiming the next best thing, which is the third and fourth place which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.“These last remaining games are like the playoffs for us. The standings are neck-and-neck and we cannot afford to lose. So what we can do is to take care of our end,” he said.Joseph Sedurifa carried Batangas with 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss, while James Forrester got 14 markers, three boards, and two assists in his swansong for the squad.The Batangueños’ second consecutive defeat drops them down the standings at 4-3, precariously holding on to the sixth spot.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments
Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate China snubs ‘Little Olympics’ opening ceremony in Taiwan View comments The opening ceremony took place at National Stadium, which is part of the newly-refurbished sporting facilities of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 29th edition of the Games until Aug 30 brings together some 4,900 athletes from 11 countries, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor Leste and hosts Malaysia.At stake is 404 gold medals in 38 sports, with ice skating, ice hockey, indoor hockey and cricket being held for the first time. Fireworks explode at the start of the opening ceremony for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAKUALA LUMPUR—The opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games kicked off with a stunning light show at the National Stadium in the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.The procession of the flags of the 11 participating countries together with 320 flags of Malaysia accompanied by a musical performance followed next. Then came the parade of contingents and athletes from the participating countries.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Going into the opening ceremony of the biennial extravaganza that carries the theme ‘Rising Together’, Malaysia – with a 111-gold target – has already clinched seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals to top the KL Games medals table so far.The country’s contingent of 844 athletes are counting on the home ground advantage to better the 62 gold medal haul and fourth placing in Singapore two years ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
After submitting EoI for estate purchaseBy Samuel SukhnandanThe interest shown by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) to potentially purchase a sugar estate proves that the sugar industry in Guyana is still viable and is worth keeping alive, President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, said in response to this development, news of which was published in our Thursday edition.DDL has raised concerns over Government’s plans to downsize the sugar sector, and has recently submitted an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the Special PurposesGAWU President, Komal ChandUnit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). That EoI is currently under review.Chand said, “We have observed the fact that so much interest shown in estates to be sold testifies to our contention that these estates are all viable. That DDL is now seeking to purchase one of the estates confirms our position, and it tells you that the industry could be kept alive.”While the GAWU head maintains that the decision taken by Government was not well thought out, he said Guyanese may have to face the reality of the decision to sell these estates. He is, however, of the firm view that local buyers stand a better chance of efficiently managing these estates.“So, naturally, a local buyer would have more interest than a foreign buyer, in a sense that they would be able to hold the foreign exchange here. A local owner will have a better understanding of the culture of the workers, and the venture under new ownership could be successful,” he said, in reference to DDL.The process by which these estates are sold may be lengthy, Chand noted, explaining that the process is expected to be completed by mid-next year, since the SPU has to assess the value of the assets owned by the estates. An accounting company was late last year awarded the contract to carry out that exercise.And although a commitment was made by the SPU to keep the Enmore, Skeldon and Rose Hall sugar factories operational until they are sold, hundreds of workers from those entities have already been issued termination letters. A majority of the workers have already received their last payment for 2017.“If there is a glimmer of hope that these three estates will function again, we are hoping that it can be early, and we are hoping that the SPU is able to be supported in this direction. They will have to evaluate how many workers they will need,” Chand told this publication in response to the evaluation.Chand did not fail to reiterate that GAWU feels that the industry was being consolidated for a number of years, and noted that these estates should remain under one entity. “And it is in the interest of the country, and the economy, and the workers in particular to have all the estates under one (entity),” he added.However, the DDL EoI was made for one of the sugar estates, and is aimed at keeping the company’s supply of molasses stable. This was confirmed by Public Relations Representative for DDL, Alex Graham, who said, “It was in the company’s interest to explore options with the intention of finding a solution.”The company has said its distillery production for 2017 has increased by some 30 per cent over 2016, surpassing projections last year; and was projected to increase by a further 25 per cent over 2017.However, the company is concerned that the downsizing of the sugar industry would affect its projections for 2018. “With the impending closure of estates, there will be a considerable shortfall in molasses’ availability, which is directly related to the reduced projection of sugar production,” the DDL has noted.When the SPU was established, it was tasked with the divestment (sell-off) of assets owned by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). It received an allocation of $200 million under the Finance Ministry’s 2018 Budget. This money would be spent on legal and professional fees, surveys, strategic partnerships with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), travel and subsistence, as well as other expenditures.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has said that, based on presentations made by GuySuCo and the SPU, Cabinet will next week make a final decision on the divestment plans for the local sugar industry, in that a collective decision will be made on the future of each of the estates and factories.
President of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, Russ Beerling says their resolution calls for the program to reinstate changes that reflect its original grounds, but this time having it better regulated and policed.“I would think the government should have been looking at what the unemployment rate is per region…Instead of saying ‘B.C. gets this, Alberta gets this, and Saskatchewan gets this.’ It doesn’t make any sense,” Beerling explained. “Some regions within our province have bodies able to work…other regions like ours, where we’re industry driven, don’t have the luxury of having those people.”The current changes include an increase in submission fees, a reduction of in the amount of time foreign workers are able to stay with the employer, and an increase of wage for temporary foreign workers, a rate of $21.79 an hour.- Advertisement –
1 Bryan Robson signed for Manchester United for a record fee in 1981 Manchester United have broken the record for a transfer fee paid by a British club on seven occasions, to date, and look like making it eight with the £60m signing of Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria.Not all of the Red Devils’ mega money purchases have been successful, with the most notable flop being another Argentine, Juan Sebastian Veron, who failed to live up to his £28.1m fee after signing in 2001.But the list of record signings that proved their worth is, happily for United fans, much longer.Rio Ferdinand (£29.1m in 2002), Andy Cole (£7m in 1995), Roy Keane (£3.7m in 1993) and Gary Pallister (£2.3m in 1989) all enjoyed long and extremely successful careers at Old Trafford, as did the legendary Denis Law (£115,000 in 1962).Arguably United’s most memorable record capture, though, was the signing of Bryan Robson from West Bromwich Albion for £1.5m in 1981.That fee, which seems paltry by today’s standards, eclipsed the £1.469m paid by Wolves for Aston Villa striker Andy Gray in 1979, and – to emphasise what a large amount it was in those days – would remain the record sum shelled out by a British club for another six years.Robson was 24 and had played 12 games for England at the time, having made his West Brom debut as an 18-year-old.He developed into an all-action, combative midfielder who thrived on the blood and thunder so typical of the English game, and was integral to the rise of West Brom under the management of Ron Atkinson in the late 1970s.With Robson in the thick of it, the Baggies finished third in the 1978/79 top flight, and in 1980/81 they finished fourth in no small part thanks to their highly rated midfielder’s 10 goals.The success of West Brom led to Atkinson being appointed Manchester United manager in the summer of 1981 and, after taking Robson’s team-mate Remi Moses to Old Trafford with him, it wasn’t long before he returned to snap up the club’s midfield engine.At that time, United were trailing in Liverpool’s wake, so it came as some consolation to fans of the Red Devils that their club had reportedly beaten the reigning European champions to Robson’s record signature.Though Robson couldn’t help United overhaul Liverpool in the 1980s, his signing did yield a first trophy in six years when he bagged a brace in the 1983 FA Cup final.He lifted a second FA Cup in 1985, as United denied champions Everton a trophy treble, and added the England captaincy to his role as Red Devils skipper, being christened ‘Captain Marvel’ in the process.A third FA Cup triumph arrived in 1990, by then under the management of Alex Ferguson, and it was under the Scot that United finally usurped their Merseyside rivals as English football’s dominant force.Robson lifted United’s first European trophy in 23 years after they beat Barcelona in the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup final, and got his hands on a long-awaited title medal in 1993 at the age of 36.With the introduction of squad numbers to the Premier League in the 1993/94 season (prior to that players had been assigned numbers 1-11 on a match-by-match basis), a changing of the guard was signalled at Old Trafford when the famous number seven shirt – worn by Robson whenever he played – was assigned to Eric Cantona.That campaign was to be Robson’s last in a United shirt, but he signed off in style as the club clinched their first double.After 13 years at Old Trafford, Robson had played 461 games in red and scored 99 goals, winning six trophies.If Di Maria has anything like the impact that United’s 1981 record signing had on the club, the Red Devils will be on to another winner.
1 Liverpool’s FA Cup draw saw Jurgen Klopp make wholesale changes at Exeter City. The Reds twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with the Grecians and their injury crisis was clear to see. The Merseysiders have THIRTEN injuries to contend with, seven of those hamstring, and Klopp handed out numerous debuts, with only Adam Bogdan, Jose Enrique and Christian Benteke the more experienced starters. They ground out a result with thanks to Brad Smith’s second-half strike, and a few of the young players impressed Liverpool fans – but they were far from impressed with the senior pros. The average age of the side was 22 and, credit to the manager, he kept faith in his side, resisting bringing on Adam Lallana or Lucas Leiva. See below… Jose Enrique
It didn’t take Serra (7-1, 2-0) long to find its flow in this game. Winston, who rushed 25 times for 178 yards, capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive in the first quarter with the first of his three short touchdown runs. Serra extended its lead with a seven-play, 66-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter, capped when Winston scored again on a 1-yard run. He also added a 3-yard touchdown run to finish a 10-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter. Serra limited Harvard-Westlake (5-3, 1-2) to 167 yards of total offense, but lost the shutout with 18 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Ted Landers of Serra completed 10 of 16 passes for 173 yards with no interceptions. Serra committed seven penalties for 70 yards. Altenberg said he was pleased with how his team has developed. “We’re just a young team getting older and cutting down on certain mistakes,” he said. “The goal was to be a good team in November, and we’re 7-1 now, so we can’t complain.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Playing what Coach Scott Altenberg called one his team’s most complete games of the season, Serra remained undefeated in league play, compiling a mostly mistake-free game in a 31-7 victory Saturday night at Harvard-Westlake. Last year, Harvard-Westlake beat Serra, 24-7, in what was the Cavaliers’ only league loss. Serra’s victory on Saturday also snapped a two-year losing streak against Harvard-Westlake. “Last year, we had a terrible week of practice before playing (Harvard-Westlake),” running back Carl Winston said. “It was kind of embarrassing. This year, we had a great week of practice, we didn’t get ahead of ourselves and it showed.” Altenberg said he has Serra taking it one game at a time, which is a good tactic considering Serra hosts Bishop Montgomery next week before what would be a showdown between unbeaten league teams if St. Bernard beats Cathedral this week. “I’m the coach, I’ve got to lead by example,” Altenberg said. “We’re not going to go into Bishop Montgomery week thinking about anything but that. This was a great victory for us because we played a complete game, and that’s what you’re always looking for.” PREP FOOTBALL: Cavaliers overpower Wolverines to remain unbeaten in league play. By John Klima STAFF WRITER As Serra moves toward what looks like a Week 10 showdown at St. Bernard for the Del Rey League title, there was the matter of taking care of what the Cavaliers didn’t take care off last year.
Donegal’s only online soccer magazine returns this month with Issue 7 of DFL Magazine which is now available to view online for free at www.issuu.com/dflmagazine.DFL has all the latest news, reviews and interviews from soccer in Donegal with exclusive interviews with Rathmullan Celtic manager Mark Curran, Dunlewey Celtic midfielder Christopher Cannon and Nicole Munnelly from Tampa College in America.There is also an indepth preview on Republic of Ireland and Wigan Athletics James McCarthy who has strong ties with the northwest. The ‘In Club Focus’ this month features Dunkineely Celtic.Bartley Ramsey writes a piece on Finn Harps and their European exploits from the past.Physio Joe Friel gives his tips and advice while Pearse Lafferty gives his advice on Sports Nutrition.Spot the Ball Competition: Guess where the ball is to be in with a chance to win a €30 Gift Voucher Follow us on facebook.com/DFLMagazine and on twitter.com SOCCER – DFL MAGAZINE HAS ALL THAT’S KICKIN’ IN THE LOCAL SCENE was last modified: April 3rd, 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:DFL magazinedonegalsoccer
One Donegal – Social Inclusion Week 2017 will take place this year from 6th to 14 October with a variety of events making up the week.This annual programme of events aims to highlight the very positive work being done not only by Donegal County Council but also by the other statutory and community organisations operating in Donegal to raise awareness of social inclusion related issues in the county.This year’s programme was officially launched by Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle in the Letterkenny Public Services Centre on Tuesday 3 October at 12.30pm. Social Inclusion Week also coincides with World Mental Health week and to mark this, Peter Walker HSE spoke about the ‘Connecting for Life Donegal’ conference that is taking place in Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar, on Friday October 6.The conference is a joint initiative with the HSE and will see a number of guest speakers, including former Donegal Footballer Eamon McGee who will share his own experience with mental health issues.Following the conference the delegates will be invited to attend the Launch of Lived Lost Lives Exhibition hosted by Donegal County Council Cultural Arts Service in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.Mairead Cranley, Donegal County Council gave a brief description about the Donegal Pride of Place certificate ceremony that will take place in the Letterkenny PSC on Friday October 13 from 11am. Billy Banda from the Intercultural Platform spoke about the Launch of Donegal Intercultural Training Initiative that will be lead out by Intercultural Platform and Donegal Travellers Project (DTP) on October 9 at 12.30pm in the Letterkenny PSC and the launch of the Traveller Ethnicity Pack and Education Research Project on October 12 at 12.30 in DTP.Dolores O’Kelly Public Participation Network (PPN) Secretariat explained the three events organised by the PPN – On October 11 – COMMUNITY SAFETY EVENT- from 2pm to 4pm Letterkenny Public Services Centre. On October 12 – COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY EVENT – from 10am to 1pm Letterkenny Public Services Centre. On October 14 – ENVIRONMENT SHOWCASE – from 11am to 4pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.Other events taking place during the week include events in the County Museum; Once Upon a Library Time hosted by the Donegal County Council Library Service; Sports Ability Taster – Donegal Sports Partnership; Workshop for the Unemployed ‘Time for Me – DLDC CLG; English Conversation Workshop – Donegal Intercultural Platform; International Rural Women’s Day Celebrations- Donegal Women’s Network.The Launch was finished off with a performance from Sinead O’Donnell and the Cara House ensemble. This ensemble consisted of Children from several different cultures. They performed Irish and African songs, which was put together during Afterschool classes in Cara House.Needless to say they received a well deserving standing ovation at the end of their performance. For more information on what’s happening contact Charles Sweeney, Social Inclusion Co-ordinator on 087 911 2401 or Mairead Cranley Assistant Social Inclusion Co-ordinator, Donegal County Council on 074 95 61326The Social Inclusion Week Programme is available at your local Council office or local library.Some of the crowd who attended the launch of Social Inclusion scheme on Tuesday in Letterkenny.3Seamus Neely Chief Executive, Cllr Gerry McMonagle Cathaoirleach, Sinead O’Donnell and her very talented ensemble who performed at the launch of Social Inclusion week held in Letterkenny .Pictured at the launch of Social Inclusion week are Back row Left to Right – Charles Sweeney DCC, Paddy Doherty DCC, Maire NÍFhearraigh DCC, Liam Ward DCC, Cllr Michael McBride.Front Row left to right – Seamus Neely Chief Executive, Cllr Gerry McMonagle Cathaoirleach, Mairead Cranley DCC ,Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle along with Members of Donegal Social Inclusion Measurements Group launching the social inclusion brochure.Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle along with Members of Donegal Social Inclusion Measurements Group launching the social inclusion brochure.Get out and get socially included in Donegal this week was last modified: October 5th, 2017 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)