January 18

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

first_imgCarpio 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 No. 7 seed Kiki Bertens lost to Viktoria Kuzmova 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (6), while No. 11 Daria Kasatkina was eliminated by 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mladenovic came into the Dubai Championships with a record of 0-4 in 2019.Osaka had not competed since winning the Australian Open in January for her second consecutive Grand Slam title, a victory that also allowed her to become the first tennis player from Asia to lead the rankings.Last week, Osaka announced on Twitter that she would no longer work with coach Sascha Bajin, who began coaching her before last season and helped her win the U.S. Open in September.Osaka didn’t offer an explanation for the split at the time, but addressed it during a media availability before the Dubai tournament, saying: “Everyone thinks it was a money-related issue, but it wasn’t. … I think my reason is I wouldn’t put success over my happiness.”In other action Tuesday at the hard-court tournament, second-seeded Petra Kvitova — the runner-up to Osaka at the Australian Open — beat Katerina Siniakova 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4; third-seeded Simona Halep — Osaka’s predecessor at No. 1 — defeated Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (5), 6-4; and No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova edged Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts during her match against Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach.The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in a little more than an hour on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ex-NBA player Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Afterward, Osaka wiped away tears while speaking to reporters and discussing the difficulty of dealing with her new-found spot atop the sport.“I don’t think I necessarily understand what position I’m in, in a way. Because last year, I wasn’t even anywhere close to this ranking. People didn’t pay attention to me — and that’s something that I’m comfortable with,” Osaka said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I don’t really like attention,” she said. “It’s been a little tough.”Playing a second-round match after an opening bye as the tournament’s top seed, Osaka won only 5 of 27 second-serve points, just 19 percent, and barely half of her first-serve points, 12 of 22.She was broken seven of the nine times she served.last_img read more

January 12

Guyana to host 24th Inter-American Congress in March

first_imgBy Yanalla DalrympleGuyana will be hosting the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism of the Americas on March 21-22, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel. Under the theme “Connecting the Americas through Sustainable Tourism”, the Congress was launched on Thursday at the Umana Yana, Kingston.Ministers and other officials seated at the launching of the 24th CongressThe Government of Guyana and the OAS General Secretariat signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday for the organisation of the event.It will be the first ever high-level OAS meeting in Guyana. According to Minister with responsibilities for tourism, Dominic Gaskin, this sort of meeting raises our profile as a country and also makes us eligible to showcase the country at a high level.“I’m proud that Guyana is hosting this event and I am also honoured to be a part, we can now have a place at the table and by the hosting of this Congress.Permanent representative of Guyana to the OAS, Jean Ricot Dormeus, said, “It’s a historic occasion for Guyana. We look forward with pleasure and anticipation to welcome you all to Guyana. For us, sustainable tourism is critical for our development as a nation.”Moreover, Dormeus noted tourism can significantly expand economic opportunities for our citizens. It should be sustainable, ensuring that the economic, social, cultural and environmental elements are fully respected.”The Congress will feature key topics like showcasing cultural and tourism resources, imputing the tourism agenda of the Americas, advancing interests in the area of transportation and strengthens Guyana’s connection with the Americas giving more flesh and substance to the continental destinyNational Coordinator and Chairman of the Tourism Board, Donald Sinclair, asked “what does hosting this event mean for Guyana?”Sinclair then explained that apart from showcasing Guyana’s’ culture, it will also strengthen its ties with other countries. The 23rd Inter-American Congress of Tourism was held in Lima, Peru, in 2015.last_img read more

January 12

Win $700 in prizes for Fathers Day

first_imgIt’s the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day, and Moose FM wants to help you make dad feel like the awesome guy he is!When you here the Father’s Day cue to call, be caller number three at 250-787-2222 and you’ll be entered in our grand prize draw for dad on June 18th!- Advertisement -If we pick your name, you’ll win 700 dollars in gift certificates from Fort St John’s finest – including M&M Meats, the Butcher Block, Hi-Performance Motor Sports, Frontier Jewelers, Trail Blazin’ Power, Lakepoint Golf and Country Club and the Hair Bin!Happy Father’s Day, dad from everyone at Moose FM.last_img read more

January 12

High Octane fun for Father’s Day

first_imgThe two-day-long event will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to end at around 4:30 p.m. The races are open to the general public to participate in. Anyone interested in racing must show up before10 a.m. to register. Any car and driver can race; all that is required is a helmet and a simple vehicle inspection, which will be done at the track. The weekend races will include five different race classes, including Street, Bikes/Sleds, Junior, Box and No Box. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines for Father’s Day weekend.From Saturday June 18 until Sunday the 19, the Northern Lights Raceway will be hosting the OK Tire Father’s Day Drag Strip Race.center_img The event costs $10 to watch and the event is open for spectators of all ages. Any questions can be directed towards the staff at the Northern Lights Raceway through its official website.- Advertisement – The races will be in a bracket racing format, where racers will race three time trials.last_img read more

December 28

Anti-dropout projects honored

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A philanthropic foundation trying to combat California’s high dropout rate picked programs at Lancaster High School and Palmdale High School as role models for other California schools to emulate. Officials of the James Irvine Foundation said Palmdale High’s medical-careers program and Lancaster High’s pre-engineering program integrate career and technical education with rigorous high school academic curriculum. The programs were among a half-dozen statewide highlighted by the foundation in announcing a $6 million grant to start a center with the goal of replicating and expanding similar programs statewide and addressing California’s high dropout rates. “These five or six sites … clearly had in place promising, effective models. We are by no means implying that these are the only ones in California. We wanted to identify a handful of places that we were convinced had the basic components of a comprehensive program in place and with which we could begin documenting the effectiveness of their programs and how they are going about accomplishing those objectives,” said Gary Hoachlander, president of the center, called ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career. Foundation officials said about one-third of all California high school students drop out of school, and analysts estimate that as many as another third receive diplomas but are unprepared to succeed in college or the workplace. High schools should offer students more than one way to learn so they can graduate with knowledge and skills to succeed, foundation officials said. They said the two programs in the Antelope Valley Union High School District, blending academic rigor and real-world learning, offer very promising strategies. At Palmdale High School, the 14-year-old Health Careers Academy, in which most students are from low-income families and at risk for problems, is a striking example of an effective, career-themed program that combines academic courses with clinical instruction, according to the foundation. Over the last six years, 90 percent of the academy’s students have gone on to attend two- and four-year colleges and universities, compared with 40 percent among the overall Palmdale High population. Academy students in the four-year program may spend the morning at a hospital learning to administer electrocardiograms and then spend the afternoon in class studying the human cardiovascualr system. The curriculum, which satisfies the state’s A-to-G course requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems, culminates in a clinical internship in the senior year. Mike Hanlon, co-founder of the health-careers program and a teacher in it, said former students have gone into medicine, including a cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Lancaster office, and nursing, including some at local hospitals. “It’s very impressive and very humbling,” Hanlon said about foundation recognition of the program. “We’ve been in existence for 14 years. Sometimes we feel like we are the best-kept secret in town.” Hanlon said support from the local medical community was key to the success of the program. “We would not be here today if they hadn’t opened their doors to our kids and allowed them to do the vocational training that they get,” Hanlon said. At Lancaster High School, 3-year-old Project Lead the Way offers sequenced courses over four years that, when combined with traditional high school math and science classes, introduce students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering before they enter college, according to the foundation. School officials said 85 students, in total, are enrolled in three courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics and Principles of Engineering. In a related activity, the school has a robotics team that competes in state, regional and national contests. The program involves professionals from locally based aerospace firms, including Lockheed Martin, who participate as speakers, mentors and program advisers. “There is such a huge need for engineering and to have more practical application for the math and science that’s being taught,” said teacher Kevin Spoelstra on why the program was started. The foundation identified the half-dozen model programs after looking at data from the state Department of Education on achievement rates and demographics and consulting with experts about what model programs to visit, Hoachlander said. ConnectEd will collaborate with leaders of model programs in Palmdale, Lancaster and elsewhere to support their projects, expand their strategies around the state and identify other model programs. “We will be working with existing schools that have existing programs to take advantage of their prior knowledge and expertise in program development and make that available to other schools interested in doing the same kind of thing and work with existing programs to help improve their programs,” Hoachlander said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744last_img read more

December 28


first_imgA leading shark biologist and one of Discovery Channel’s famous ‘Sharkmen’ will visit Malin Head to give a shark biology workshop at Carndonagh Secondary school next Wednesday, October 1st.A basking sharkThe event is part of a Nationwide Lecture tour organised by the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group, RDS and the American Embassy in Dublin.The marine biology workshop in Carndonagh which will be delivered by Dr Klimley (AKA Dr. Hammerhead ) and the local Inishowen based Basking Shark research team will focus on encouraging students to consider science and in particular marine biology as a career choice. “Bringing Dr Klimley to Malin Head is another small step in furthering our plans to develop an internationally important Marine centre with research and education facilities at Malin head. Over the past number of years we have established an excellent working relationship with QUB and GMIT through our shark research programs and this tour highlights the significance of that research which has been undertaken on our doorstep.” said Emmett Johnston coordinator of the Inishowen based group.Each year the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group undertake a new project to raise awareness in the coastal communities around Malin head about the wider marine environment.The lecture tour is designed to establish a working relationship with Dr Klimley’s research team and develop collaborative studies which further the knowledge and conservation of shark species worldwide.Dr. Peter Klimley is a world renown shark biologist and the internationally recognised authority on Hammerhead sharks. He started his career as a fringe researcher who questioned established shark study methods and scientific thought on shark behaviour. His early work was characterised by low budget , high impact studies which broke ground in human understanding of what makes sharks tick and more important why they are aggressive under certain circumstances .“Dr. Klimley’s visit to our study site helps us to broaden the reach and significance of our work here at Malin head and further develop our reputation as one of the top study sites for cold water sharks in the world” said Donal Griffen the chief organiser of the Lecture tourThe lecture tour starts in Dublin at the RDS on Monday the 29thbefore moving to Queens University Belfast on the 30th and Carndonagh secondary School on the 1st and finally to GMIT and Galway Aquarium on the 2nd and 3rd of October.All lectures are booked out except the RDS which has a limited number of tickets left. Further information can be found on www.baskingshark.ie or www.rds.ie TOP SHARK EXPERT ‘DR HAMMERHEAD’ TO VISIT DONEGAL SCHOOL was last modified: September 25th, 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) Tags:CarndonaghdonegalDr HammerheadLectureMalin Headsharkslast_img read more

December 26

Bournemouth vs Norwich: Live commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_img REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 FOOTBALL LATEST Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade But they shouldn’t underestimate the Canaries, who themselves are on a terrific run in the Championship.Daniel Farke’s side have finally found their groove and look set to mount a promotion push, having picked up seven wins in their last ten games.What time is kick-off?This last-16 tie is set for Tuesday, October 30.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.The last meeting between these two sides was in 2016, where the Cherries ran out 3-0 winners.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT for live commentary from the South Coast.Our feature game for the evening, head to the web player, use our mobile apps or your DAB radio. Howe’s ascent to the Premier League with Bournemouth has been spectacular REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Bournemouth host Norwich in an intriguing Carabao Cup fourth round clash.The Cherries have made a superb start to the season in the Premier League and come into this following an impressive 3-0 win on the road at Fulham. MONEY BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE RANKED What is the team news?Eddie Howe looks set to ring the changes as the fixture list congestion increases in the run-up to Christmas.Jermain Defoe may profit from Josh King’s injury woes and could start upfront for the home side.Norwich have coped without their prolific striker Teemu Pukki, who returns to the fold following a spell on the sidelines.last_img read more

December 25


first_imgTo many it may just look like another car.But to car loves the 1993 Limited Edition Ford Sierra Sapphire 3000 is a real collector’s item. Considering there were just 150 of the cars made in the world, its rare value begin begins to make sense.A Donegal car dealer is now selling the car.The car, which is number 38 of the 150 made, has 83,000 kms on the clock and has air conditioning and half leather.The price on the car is €5,000 and, as the car is registered in South Africa, VRT must also be paid on the car. Those who are genuinely interested in buying the car should contact 074 91 20300. RARE CAR ATTRACTS HUGE ATTENTION FROM BUYERS was last modified: July 10th, 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)last_img read more

December 24


first_imgThe Food Safety Authority of Ireland says that nine Closure Orders were served on food businesses last month, including two in Co Donegal.The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.Golden River Chinese Takeaway, Shore Road, Ramelton, was closed and has not re-opened. A Closure Order was also served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on Country Meats (butcher), Coneyburrow Road, Lifford, DonegalProf. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI warned that food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety, ensure full compliance with food regulations and demand high standards from their suppliers.He said: “Each Enforcement Order sends a clear message to food businesses that unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation is not tolerated by the inspection officers.“Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place. “Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety practices and hygiene standards. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.” RAMELTON CHINESE TAKEAWAY CLOSED DOWN BY FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY – LIFFORD BUTCHER INVESTIGATED was last modified: July 8th, 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:ChineseFood Safety AuthorityGolden RiverIrelandRameltonlast_img read more

December 9

If You Believe You Already Know Everything

first_imgSome people believe they know everything they need to know.By believing they know everything, they also believe there is nothing they need to learn. And because there is nothing they need to learn, it’s impossible for them to improve their results—at least until they are willing to give up believing they know everything and are willing to learn something new.It’s starts with your beliefs.You Won’t Change Your BeliefsIf you believe you already know everything you need to know, you won’t easily change your beliefs. And if you aren’t willing to change your beliefs, you aren’t going to change your results. Here is the uncomfortable truth: your results right now are the outcome of what you believe.Your sales results are the outcome of what you believe about prospecting, what you believe about who are the right targets, what you believe about the value you create, and what you believe about your buyers.Your income is the product of your beliefs about money. Your health is the outcome of what you believe about diet, exercise, and stress. Your relationships are the consequence of what you believe about relationships and about people.Your beliefs drive your actions.You Won’t Change Your ActionsYou’ve heard this statement before, “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always gotten.” That’s a true statement, but it leaves out the fact that if you “keep on believing” what you’ve always believed, you aren’t going to change what you are doing.If you won’t change your beliefs about something because you already “know” everything you need to know, then you won’t take new and different actions. And if you won’t take new actions, you won’t produce new and better results.Breakthrough results—innovations—don’t come from doing the same thing you did before. Breakthroughs come from revolutionary beliefs and revolutionary actions.What Do You KnowIt’s okay to have strong convictions, especially when they are based on big principles. But as soon as you cut yourself off from the possibility that you may be wrong, that something else may be true, you eliminate your ability to improve.Your ability to learn the new ideas and take the new actions that will give you breakthrough results begin with your ability to forget what you believe you know long enough to explore new beliefs and new ideas.If you know that cold calling doesn’t work, then you aren’t going to be open to trying new actions and new approaches that might result in business. I know this. I am old enough to believe cold calling works, and flexible enough in that belief to have just booked an appointment using LinkedIn. Maybe you like to believe social selling is the only way to prospect, but are you flexible enough to believe something else—like maybe it isn’t the only thing that works?If you know your clients buy on price alone, you aren’t going to be open to trying on a belief that says that clients want to buy on the value created, the difference between price and cost. Believing price is the only factors your dream client will use to judge you will cause you to sell as if that’s true. But are you flexible enough to believe that if you created more value and sold that value that you could command a higher price?If you can’t try on a new belief, you can’t achieve a better result. If you already know everything you need to know, then you cut yourself off from learning, and cutting yourself off from learning is the fastest way to lock your results in right where they are now.How long have things been how they are right now? What beliefs locked in these results?QuestionsAre your strongest held beliefs about big principles? Or are they beliefs that protect you from having take actions that make you uncomfortable?When was the last time you abandoned a long-held belief?When was the last time a new belief changed your actions enough to produce a better result?Look at what you believe? How have your beliefs locked in the behaviors that have locked in your results? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more