Americans win at Hopman Cup mixed teams event

first_img The United States has won the Hopman Cup a record six times in the tournament’s 28-year history. Defending champions Australia, represented by Russian-born Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios, lost the late match Sunday against Spain. Kyrgios beat Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 in the opener before Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena defeated Gavrilova 7-5, 6-1. Spain won the mixed doubles 4-0, 4-2 involving the same players. Roger Federer, making his return after a six-month left knee injury layoff, and Belinda Bencic begin play for Switzerland against Britain, represented by Heather Wilson and Dan Evans, tonight. SIX WINS PERTH, Australia (AP): CoCo Vandeweghe gave the United States an early lead and Jack Sock clinched the Americans’ opening match yesterday at the Hopman Cup mixed teams tournament. Vandeweghe beat Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2 before Sock defeated Adam Pavlasek 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to clinch the match against the Czech Republic. The two Americans also beat Pavlasek and Hradecka 2-4, 4-2, 4-1 in the mixed doubles, which, this year, features the Fast4 format, including a tiebreaker at 3-3 in each set and no advantage on points. Hradecka replaced two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after Kvitova was injured 10 days ago in a knife attack by an intruder in her home in the town of Prostejov. Kvitova is expected to be off the tour for up to six months. “I played a decently clean match. It’s always going to be a little bit interesting your first time out on the court,” Vandeweghe said. “A little prematch jitters, but I thought I did a good job.”last_img read more

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Azkals stand on thin ice after 1-2 loss to Vietnamese

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BACOLOD CITY—The Philippines scored for the first time in a semifinal match in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but it was not enough as Vietnam came away with a 2-1 victory in the first leg at Panaad Stadium here.Patrick Reichelt finished off a flowing move right before halftime to cancel out Nguyen Anh Duc’s 12th minute goal, but the Azkals conceded early in the second half as Phan Van Duc beat Michael Falkesgaard for what turned out to be the match winner.ADVERTISEMENT With the result, the Azkals are left with a mountain to climb as they travel to Hanoi on Monday for the second leg slated Thursday night.The Philippines needs at least a 2-0 win to advance to the finals for the first time in the competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhile coach Sven Goran Eriksson expressed satisfaction over his team’s performance, Reichelt, who scored his second goal of the tournament, felt the Azkals did not bring enough attitude into the match.“I think we played rather well, but we were very unlucky,” said Reichelt. “It was too easy to score for them (Vietnam). We still have 90 minutes to go so we still have to try.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES American decisions Barriga View comments Reichelt was left fuming at the flash interview after the match, expressing his frustration over the result.“Today, it was not enough for us,” he said, “If we lose, it will be a disappointment. We didn’t play with heart.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Wangs trips Marinerong Pilipino five

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The troika of Gelo Vito, Darius Estrella, and Radge Tongco helped Wangs halt Marinerong Pilipino’s two-game win run with a stupendous defensive job in the fourth quarter.The Couriers forced the Skippers to miss their first eight shots as they staged a 13-0 tear to swing the game from a 58-57 lead to a commanding 71-57 edge with 6:31 left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNot even the heroics of Felix Apreku and Jed Mendoza could stop Wangs as Tolentino punctuated the win with a tough and-one over Art Aquino to made it a 10-point affair anew, 80-70, with 2:32 left.Vito wound up with 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists off the bench. Estrella chipped in 10 points and five boards, and Tongco had 11 points and three assists for the Couriers. Son of boxing’s ‘bad boy’ wants to prove his worth LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wangs Basketball caught a big fish in Marinerong Pilipino, 88-78, in the 2019 PBA D-League on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Arvin Tolentino poured 32 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from long distance, alongside 12 rebounds and four blocks to help the Couriers rise to 2-1 in the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Billions on GECOM’s H2H Registration nothing but a farce!

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) recently conducted House-to-House (H2H) Registration was innately designed and executed with many of the PNC’s clandestine traits of decades of fraudulent intent. The outcomes of the highly suspicious approach reveal and confirm nothing less than a farcical wastage of taxpayers’ money, in covering up and extending the illegal PNC/APNU/AFC regime.On one side, there are apparent humungous fraudulently realised internal gains for some at GECOM, as its Secretariat seems to be playing ‘catch me if you can’. On the other, the haughty illegal Granger-led cabal benefits from deliberate and unnecessary delays. Thankfully, the new Chairman stopped abusive facilitation by Keith Lowenfield of the Patterson backdated H2H order, or one could imagine the level of contamination that would have ensued. A cursory look at the results of the orchestrated H2H results exposes the violently glaring attempts which now put GECOM on trial! These include:1. Approximately two months since the activity, some seven thousand (7000) new registrants cannot be found, and some have registered using addresses of empty lots, empty houses in communities as well as schools and other public buildings, etc.2. After three months of the Claims and Objections, no Identification cards have been issued by GECOM although the PNC/APNU Commissioners wanted the removal of persons who had not collected their ID cards.3. Numerous duplications with the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) which are seemingly affecting the organisation’s capacity to release the Revised List of Electors (RLE), which further extends the confirmation of an acceptable Official List of Electors.What has GECOM produced after spending billions of dollars on the unverified Registration? Certainly from the foregoing, GECOM cannot use any of the information from the truncated H2H. The situation glaringly proves that at least some of the enumerators used were fraudulently complicit in the process since they were not under the watchful eyes of Opposition Scrutineers. Another consideration may be the inside job approach, operationalised through an internally flawed mechanism, to which attention is being given.Regardless, the heavily compromised employment bias and exclusionary approach is intimately part and parcel of the delaying tactics and strategy of the APNU/AFC, to produce a contaminated List that cannot be used for the National and Regional Elections. This certainly, is an attempt at a repeat of the 1990 scenario when the PNC contaminated GECOM produced an unacceptable List which the Carter Center and the Guyanese population rejected. It resulted in the elections being delayed for two years.Guyanese are appropriately asking, how is it that these same GECOM enumerators, who only a few weeks collected large sums of money to register people, cannot find the persons who they claimed to have registered? The evidence certainly points to the involvement of GECOM enumerators in skulduggery during the truncated H2H Registration process, and the PNC/APNU Commissioners’ fight at GECOM to accommodate this worthlessness.It is more serious that unless properly cleansed, the RLE will reveal further duplications since there are many persons who registered during the truncated H2H, that also registered during the Claims and Objections or updated transfers and other transactions. It is of note that the High Court already ruled that the truncated H2H cannot be used to create a new Register of Registrants (NRR), and the timeline will not allow for a New Claims and Objections. Hence the information from the truncated H2H cannot be used.The General Secretary of the PPP/C, in particular, has been at the forefront of a struggle for free and fair elections. It had been a mountainous legal process to overturn and remove the illegal unilateral appointment of the clearly unfit James Patterson. The ID card issue was put to rest, and the truncated H2H must, therefore, be placed in the garbage once and for all.It has been a struggle to have persons of eminence overlooking the GECOM preparation since aid in this respect was dispelled by the unfit Patterson. Significantly, however, the Chairperson has signalled that the organisation will be heading in this direction and this is most welcome. It is noteworthy that some media outlets in particular, as well as individuals utilising ‘social media,’ are very active in advancing the advocacy for free and fair elections. Additionally, it is also most heartening to observe International support along with several reputable local organisations demanding credible elections.The players in GECOM should recognise by now that the highest level of scrutiny will continue to be given and there would be no relenting based on APNU/AFC’s visible desperation. The Granger-led APNU/AFC cabal has engineered a massive slide of Guyana’s credentials both locally and on the international front and they are now attempting to camouflage their fraudulent and vendetta-driven incompetence, with the recent oil productivity. Clearly, this illegal cabal cannot be trusted and citizens must all recognise and reject their deceitful entrapment plans.As the Granger Cabal enrich themselves, the outcries from the poorer class get louder. Recently, I noted the screams of workers of the Local Authority Areas, whose condemnation against the Government is justified since the PNC-controlled Local Government Commission blocked the annual bonus although the NDCs budgeted this allowance for their workers. This was because the PPP/C won and controlled most of the NDCs, the vindictive PNC gave instructions not to approve anything favourable for the workers. Further, our Disciplined Services were duly informed that they will not get the well-deserved end of year bonus.The fourteen per cent taxes on water, light and two hundred and fourteen other items have reduced our people into greater poverty. It is a sad state of affairs for our youth and particularly our older citizens, who are passing this festive season with wanting eyes and memories of what they had in the past. Money is not circulating; prices are sky-high, our children have to satisfy themselves with a cheap toy and are ashamed to show their neighbour.Things are bad and I am advocating change on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Guyanese in these upcoming elections that must be free and fair. The results of the $4 billion H2H treachery must be put aside now!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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UG to offer doctorate in Biodiversity in September

first_imgPersons interested in pursuing a masters degree in biodiversity will now have an opportunity to pursue studies in that field as the University of Guyana will be offering a Doctorate in the Biodiversity field this coming September. The programme has a clear interdisciplinary and intersectorial focus that seeks to embed stakeholders and beneficiaries in the research of the doctorates, UG said in a statement.“The UG Doctorate in Biodiversity (UGDB) is a state-of-the-art doctoral research programme for doctoral research training but also seeks for addressing managerial issues of significance for the future of biodiversity, its ecosystems and its services for Guyana, the Guiana Shield, the Caribbean and the world,” the University of Guyana said in a statement.The mission of the programme is to generate primary and cutting-edge knowledge in the complex field of biodiversity. Our ambition is to produce doctors with a new profile, reflecting a wide scientific and international breadth on biodiversity issues tackling problems of local and global interest such as global warming and climate change.The programme seeks to encourage Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy (MPhil/PhD) candidates to do research focusing on old and new research lines such as biosystematics, biogeography and evolutionary explanations of biodiversity, nature conservation and protected areas management, inventories of biodiversity resources at different scales (genetic, species, ecosystems, landscapes, and biomes).It further seeks to encourage candidates to focus on research in geographical distribution and the ecological and evolutionary factors involved, use of biodiversity by local communities, marketing and commercialisation of biodiversity, risk of biodiversity alteration or extinction by human populations in urban or rural landscapes, biodiversity conservation, protected areas, land reclamation or ecosystem restoration, their economic potential values in agriculture, food, forestry, health and pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tourist and recreation, mining industries, bioconstruction as well as other connected areas with economics, planning, political governance, education, communication, biotechnological development among others.According to UG, ideal MPhil/PhD students should be able to design and carry out original high-quality research that contributes to the knowledge base of biodiversity management to demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills, to critically evaluate and use scientific theories and frameworks relevant to biodiversity assessment and management. They should also be able to critically analyse research literature and apply a set of ethical standards in the conduct and dissemination of research.last_img read more

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Council recommended to maintain water fees

first_img[asset|aid=3210|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=02135b49d111dc4999e7d49348d9c0d3-Arthur Hadland 2_2_Pub.mp3] There are currently 56 properties within the airport subdivision and it includes both commercial and residential owners. Despite protests from Airport Subdivision residents, City Manager Dianne Hunter is recommending that council continue with its current rate policy for water and sewer usage.Hunter feels that this policy is one that promotes water conservation and fairly charges both rural and city residents. Hunter added that she feels the City’s first priority must be its citizens, and that they have a right to receive fair compensation from rural residents for their usage of water and waste facilities.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3208|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=02135b49d111dc4999e7d49348d9c0d3-Diane Hunter 1_1_Pub.mp3] Area C Director Arthur Hadland feels that residents of the Airport Subdivision are not being treated equitably.[asset|aid=3209|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=02135b49d111dc4999e7d49348d9c0d3-Arthur Hadland 1_1_Pub.mp3] Hadland further feels that council needs to come up with a more unfirom strategy that focuses more on cooperation at all levels.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Rose perplexed by Tottenham’s start to the season

first_imgTottenham defender Danny Rose has told talkSPORT their mixed start to the season has left him confused.Under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs and won their first two games of the season and looked impressive but have since lost to Liverpool and West Brom and drawn with Sunderland.And the 24-year-old believes the disappointing results have been a massive reality check for himself and his team-mates as they look to find their form in the Premier League.He told Kick Off: “We went to West Ham on the opening day of the season and won with ten men so we started to look up. We then played QPR in our second game and played brilliantly and won 4-0. Everyone was buzzing.“Then we had our first real test of the season playing Liverpool and we got beaten 3-0 at home. It’s been up and down.“We don’t know how good we are or how good we can be but the last two results against Sunderland and West Brom have been very disappointing. They were two games we felt we should be winning, especially the Sunderland game, so it’s confusing at the minute. We should be doing a lot better than we have done recently.“After the QPR game I thought, ‘wow, we’re a really good team and we might have half a chance of doing something this season’, but then we played Liverpool and it was a huge reality check for myself. I stood back and thought there is still a lot of work to be done for myself and the team.”The only place to hear Arsenal v Tottenham on Saturday 27 September is on talkSPORT with coverage starting from 5pm.last_img read more

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Liverpool MUST splash the cash on established stars, claims former Red

first_imgLiverpool MUST start splashing the cash on established stars, according to former Anfield favourite Ray Houghton.The Reds have tied up deals for James Milner and Danny Ings on free transfers, as Brendan Rodgers looks to improve his squad for next season’s battle for a top four spot.But ex-midfielder Houghton claims the Merseysiders need to excite the Anfield faithful with big-money captures this summer.“Liverpool have to spend big,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Danny Ings and James Milner are very good signings on a free. They have no wow factor though.“Liverpool need to get the fans on the edge of their seats thinking, ‘wow, we’ve got him coming in next season.’“They need to bring in at least one major signing, that’s really going to make everyone sit back and think Liverpool mean business this year.”Ings, whose Burnley contract expires at the end of June, has agreed to join Rodgers’ side and Houghton, while an admirer of the youngster’s ability, insists there needs to be a change of focus at Anfield.“Potentially he could be a very good player. The problem is that on Saturday night you were watching Luis Suarez, who was only at the club last season, scoring in the Champions League final,” he said.“People are now talking about Ings and Divock Origi, they’re just potential though.“What they need is the finished article at the moment. Liverpool need to be back competing for the top four and winning the league. It’s been 20-odd years.”last_img read more

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Family woes keep Miller in California

first_imgWASHINGTON – Rep. Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, has not returned to Washington since announcing last month that his 33-year-old daughter had died unexpectedly. While colleagues said they don’t expect Miller to return to Congress until next year, an aide Thursday said the congressman has not yet made any schedule decisions. For now, Miller is remaining in California and declining media requests, said his spokesman Scott Toussaint. “He is still taking time with his family at this point. He appreciates that so many people have kept him in their thoughts,” Toussaint said. 160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMiller announced Nov. 25 that his daughter, Elizabeth Miller of Atlanta, had died. He has not disclosed the cause of death. His daughter’s death came just days after Miller’s grandchildren were taken from California by their mother, Jennifer DeJongh. She and Miller’s son, Brian Miller, have been involved in a custody dispute involving the children. Toussaint said there has been no word on the whereabouts of the children. lisa.friedman@langnews.com 202-662-8731last_img read more

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GAA NOTES: NAOMH ULTAN

first_imgBingo in Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. We have now changed the books from 10 page to an 11 page book, which means a further two chances to win. Prize money of €1170 paid out, 2 of the panel prizes at €100, one at €120 & 1at € 70.Three of the line prizes at €40. The additional prize for checking on the magic no. on the last panel, has now reached €1,240.The Take your Pick Jackpot is worth €120 The Club sincerely thank everyone who supports our weekly bingo, our Royal Flush Draw and all our Fundraising activities.The music lessons continue on Monday and Tuesday evenings in the Clubhouse. Should anyone else be interested in learning either the Guitar, Bodhran or Whistle just contact either, Eilish Cassidy NT in Dunkineely School or Marian Murrin on 0879616172 to register. Lessons can be individual or group. GAA NOTES: NAOMH ULTAN was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Ultan GAA noteslast_img read more

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