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first_imgVenus Williams wins WTA Elite Open ZHUHAI, China (AP): Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy yesterday. Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker, but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win. “Seven weeks here in Asia, and now I feel like it’s my home,” Williams said. “I’m so excited to win the first trophy in Zhuhai. All the players felt so welcome here, and we appreciated all of the enthusiasm.” With her third win of the year, Williams returns to the top 10 for the first time in more than four years. Ajax draw 1-1 at Feyenoord ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP): A deflected Davy Klaassen shot earned Ajax a 1-1 draw at arch-rivals Feyenoord yesterday and kept the Amsterdam club on top of the Dutch Eredivisie. Defending champions PSV Eindhoven overtook Feyenoord to move to second by beating Utrecht 3-1. Feyenoord, which knocked Ajax out of the Dutch cup less than two weeks ago, took a deserved lead when Dirk Kuyt passed to Sven van Beek, who finished from close range in the 38th minute. Klaassen equalised in the 59th when his shot deflected off Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo into the goal. Bradley stops Rios in 9th round of title bout LAS VEGAS (AP) : Timothy Bradley won a fight he needed badly Saturday night, stopping Brandon Rios in the ninth round to stake his claim for a title in a welterweight division that is wide open following Floyd Mayweather Jr’s retirement. Bradley (33-1-1) dominated from the opening bell against a sluggish Rios (33-3-1), using his speed and superior boxing skills to win round after round, before suddenly dropping Rios with a left hook to the body in the ninth round. Rios got up at the count of eight, but offered no resistance to Bradley when the fight resumed, and quickly went down under another flurry of punches at 2:49 of the round.last_img read more

Out of their league

first_imgMarvin Lee put up 26 points for the Growling Tigers while CJ Cansino added 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists.“There are things that we didn’t do and there were also some things that were beyond our control, and all those got together in one situation,” said Ayo in Filipino. “It had nothing to do with what La Salle did. It just so happens that we couldn’t play well when we’re up against La Salle, no big deal.”La Salle was 38 of 71 from the field, including 15 triples. UST, on the other hand, shot just 20 of its 60 attempts while turning the ball over 23 times.The Maroons improved to an even 6-6 card while the Bulldogs slipped to 3-8.Bright Akhuetie led UP’s scorers with 24 points while grabbing 10 boards. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The effortless coaching left Ayo and the Tigers bamboozled.With Aljun Melecio (22 points, six assists) leading the charge, La Salle (7-4) went on a 27-8 start and never had to sweat it out. UST (5-6) looked even more dazed in the third after a 34-9 La Salle run erected an 84-40 hole—the Tigers faced a deficit four points better than their output.The loss, coupled by the University of the Philippines’ methodical 82-71 dicing of National U later in the day, put the Maroons at solo No. 4.“I signed up for this; through thick and thin we’ll be here and we’ll be patient,” said Ayo, who suffered the worst loss of his career. “We’re not going to give up on those guys because they’ve all worked so hard for this.”Mark Dyke had a breakout game with 16 points and six rebounds for La Salle with Andrei Caracut and Jollo Go putting up 15 and 14 points, respectively. Justine Baltazar and Encho Serrano had 13 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Busy roundup: Motolite-Ateneo, PetroGazz score Unforgiving from start to finish, La Salle tightened its grip on third place with a 110-69 humiliation of UST Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Archers completed a devastating season sweep of the Tigers, where La Salle’s former head coach, Aldin Ayo, now sits as head coach. La Salle, now handled by Ayo’s former assistant Louie Gonzalez, has beaten UST by an average of 34 points, just a shade under the 36.3-point average winning margin Ayo inflicted on coach Boy Sablan and the Tigers during his stint as Archers kingpin.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 ChrissAnd it’s not like Gonzalez was even trying to upend La Salle’s former coach.“The entire game, the only coaching I did was to rotate the players but they met the challenge of being consistent,” said Gonzalez in Filipino. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Mathematically, University of Santo Tomas is still in the hunt for a Final Four slot in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament. But La Salle made it look like the Tigers do not deserve a semifinal berth.In fact, the Archers made the Tigers look like they had strolled into the wrong playground, where the big boys play.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Criminal Case Hangs Over Juror Belleh

first_imgLawyers representing Ecobank-Liberia in the US$3M damages lawsuit are beginning to outline their case for juror Elizabeth Belleh to be tried on the commission of the crime “criminal attempt to commit bribery.”Belleh, who served as one of the jurors in the case was allegedly caught in the office of Cllr. Cooper Kruah, one of the lawyers of Embassy Suites, Inc that is seeking the damages against the bank.Cllr. Kruah continues to deny the claim, when the incident was investigated at the Civil Law Court and during his press conference with journalists last Thursday.It is not clear when the Ecobank lawyer will bring to court the case against Juror Belleh, but addressing journalists last Friday, Atty. Arthur T. Johnson said they have enough evidence, both photographic and eye –witnesses’ accounts to convict Belleh of the charge.Besides Juror Belleh, Atty. Johnson said in a carefully worded statement, they were considering implicating other individuals in the lawsuit.He refused to name the other people, claiming it would be prejudice.But, he went on to say, “This is a serious issue and we are not taking it lightly.  We are going to prosecute those that are involved in the jury tampering saga,” the Ecobank lawyer strongly declared.Explaining about the discovery of the jury tampering, Atty. Johnson maintained: “Look, my people, Cllr. Kruah can’t deny that we never caught juror Belleh in his office.  We did; we have photographs to prove that, but we are not going to show the evidence until we get to the court.“We kept surveillance on them. When we got the information that she had arrived at his office, we quickly drove to his office and parked our cars right in front of it,” Atty. Johnson alleged.“We sat there from 4 p.m.  until it was 8 p.m., at which time to we saw both of them walking hand in hand from Cllr. Kruah’s office.”He further claimed that when the Counselor noticed that they were around, he quickly ran back into his office.“When he saw us around his office, he ran back into his office, but it was too late for Belleh to go after him.That was how we managed to stop her from leaving the place, and we photographed her, before inviting the police to arrest her which they did,” he claimed.According to him, Belleh is undergoing criminal investigation at the National Police Headquarters.“Right now, she is a subject of formal complaint of criminal investigation by the police. This is why we are not going to interfere with the police investigation by disclosing our evidence,” he added.The action, he said, was to serve as a deterrent to other senior lawyers, who he claimed, were winning cases by using money to influence jurors.“This is a new thing, we are introducing into our jurisprudence, so as to expose those lawyers who are damaging the images of our courts,’ Atty. Johnson emphasized.“We are going to do everything legally to root-out those bad apples in our midst,” he maintained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chief Education Officer “too busy” to address parents’ concerns

first_imgRama Krishna Primary School woesThe Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) continues to face an uphill task regarding their calls and cries for the Rama Krishna Headmistress to be removed or sanctioned by the relevant authorities regarding her unprofessional behaviour, which is affecting the primary learning institution.When contacted by Guyana Times on Tuesday, Chief Education Officer MarcelRama Krishna Primary School Principal Melaine CornetteHuston declined to comment on the matter even though parents, for months, have been protesting outside the school and the Education Ministry with the aim of attracting the attention of the relevant authorities to their plight.“I am busy and cannot talk about that now,” the senior education official said in a rude tone.Additionally, efforts to reach the Regional Educational Officer for a comment also proved futile. Officials within his office related that the educational officer had been engaged in a meeting the entire Tuesday morning, but nevertheless promised to return a call. Up to press time, this was not done.However, this newspaper managed to contact the Head Teacher of Rama Krishna Primary School, Melaine Cornette via telephone. She refused to speak on the issue and said: “I don’t know about it and I don’t care about it and I’m not interested in it” before hanging up the telephone.The headmistress has been accused of mismanagement and poor leadership; hence the call for her resignation. She is said to have been verbally abusive and confrontational in her dealings with students, teachers, and parents at the school for years now.Cornette is a People’s National Congress (PNC) activist and member of the party.last_img read more

Power outage north west of Charlie Lake

first_imgBC Hydro is working to restore a small power outage north west of Charlie Lake.The outage is affecting 274 customers near the Halfway Reservation and Wonowon.  The outage should be restored by 11pm Friday night.  The outage was caused by trees that had fallen on power lines.  The outage started at around 5:30pm.For further updates, visit www.bchydro.com/outages – Advertisement –last_img

Ducks take bite out of Sharks

first_imgThere was a lot more distance between the teams in the first two periods as the Ducks scored two goals within 32 seconds in the opening period and used the four-goal barrage in the second to take a 6-1 lead. Rob Niedermayer had a goal and two assists and Chris Pronger also assisted on two goals for the Ducks, who had their full roster healthy for the first time since December. Photo gallery: Ducks vs Sharks SAN JOSE – Travis Moen’s second goal capped Anaheim’s four-goal second period, and the Ducks won the front half of a key home- and-home series with the San Jose Sharks, 7-4, on Tuesday night. The Sharks hoped to sweep the two games to move into first place in the Pacific Division, but now need a win tonight in Anaheim just to remain within three points of the Ducks. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a groin injury in Anaheim’s last trip to the Shark Tank on Dec. 26, which helped San Jose close a 12-point gap in the division to three. The Ducks won just twice in the 11 games Giguere missed, but have won three of four since his return. He had 34 saves against the Sharks, allowing a pair of third-period goals to Jonathan Cheechoo that helped make the final margin respectable for San Jose. Mike Grier and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who allowed the most goals they had all season at home. San Jose has won just once in its last five games. Samuel Pahlsson, Andy McDonald, Dustin Penner and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Ducks. center_img 160Want 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

Winks strikes late to hand Spurs vital victory

first_img0Shares0000Harry Winks scored Tottenham’s winner in a 2-1 win at Fulham© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 20 – Harry Winks headed home a 93rd minute winner to give Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four Premier League finish a huge boost and deal another blow to Fulham’s hopes of survival with a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.Tottenham looked set to fail their first test without the injured Harry Kane as his deputy Fernando Llorente made an unwanted impact at the other end with an own goal to hand Fulham an early lead. Dele Alli levelled six minutes into the second-half, but later hobbled off having appeared to pull his hamstring in another devastating injury blow to Spurs’ challenge on four fronts.However, after Winks burst into the box to meet substitute Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s cross with virtually the last touch of the game, Spurs tightened their grip on third. They have the cushion of a seven-point advantage over fifth-placed Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for a top-four finish.Fulham on the other hand are seven points off safety and look set to return to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight.After splashing over £100 million in transfer fees to little success in the summer, Fulham added Dutch international Ryan Babel till to the end of the season from Besiktas on Tuesday.The former Liverpool winger’s pace and strength made an instant impact against an unsettled Spurs defence as Pochettino switched to a back three.Babel brushed aside Davinson Sanchez for the first big chance of a bitterly cold afternoon by the Thames, but Hugo Lloris made the first of a series of fine saves to bail out the visitors.Fulham’s bright start was rewarded 17 minutes in, courtesy of a stray Tottenham leg, as Llorente, starting for the first time in the league this season in Kane’s absence, miscued a Jean Michael Serri corner into his own net.Spurs dominated possession, but shorn of Kane and Son Heung-min in attack were going largely nowhere with it and Fulham will live to regret not making more of chances to extend a slender lead before the break.Babel headed over from close range before Lloris produced an incredible stop to parry Andre Schurrle’s volley.Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home the rebound, but the offside flag was raised against the Serbian striker.As so often this season, those wasted opportunities allied to some slack defending cost Claudio Ranieri’s men.Spurs were level soon after the break as Christian Eriksen’s dinked cross to the back post picked out Alli to power home a header.With Fulham no longer able to sit back and counter, the game swung from end to end. Lloris again did well to clear a dangerous through ball ahead of Mitrovic, while a desperate block from Maxime Le Marchand denied Eriksen.Spurs enjoyed more control of the final quarter and came close when left-back Danny Rose cut inside and saw his shot crash against the crossbar via a deflection off Denis Odoi.A devastated Alli then limped off to make way for N’Koudou and looks certain to at least miss Thursday’s League Cup semi-final, second leg away to Chelsea.However, the French substitute was to have a telling impact when his wicked swinging cross was met by Winks’ run and header at the back post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bengals’ Johnson is silent

first_imgCINCINNATI – Now that Chad Johnson has reached the NFL’s biggest stage, he’s got nothing to say. The Bengals’ top receiver and best showman intimated again Wednesday that he’s been muffled by a head coach trying to get his team focused for its first playoff appearance in 15 years. That was it. And that was fine with coach Marvin Lewis, who has tried various ways to subdue a player who keeps inventing new ways – a Pepto-Bismol shipment, a Terrible Towel bib – to tweak the next opponent. Finally, silence. “Wow. After 17 weeks! Man!” Lewis said Wednesday, breaking into a huge smile. “Don’t put Marvin Lewis in that decision. Good decision by Chad. He wants to focus on the week, and that’s good.” Johnson insists it’s not his idea. Earlier in the week, Johnson told reporters that “higher authority” – his code words for the head coach – ordered him to keep quiet all week. Nothing had changed Wednesday. Usually the center of attention in the locker room, Johnson declined interviews with a sorrowful shake of his head. He was a solitary figure, eating a plate of chicken and rice while teammates talked freely about their first-round game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Asked if he would talk to the media at all, Johnson said, “Only if you pay my fine.” center_img So, while receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh gave his insights into the game at an adjoining locker, Johnson sat by himself and ate lunch. The AFC’s top receiver wore a Bengals stocking cap, an AFC North Champions T-shirt and a glum expression. He didn’t interact with teammates or watch what was happening around him in the locker room. When reporters approached, he merely shook his head. The only time he talked was when someone called him on his cell phone. It was totally out of character. “Hopefully he’ll have a lot to say after the game,” Houshmandzadeh said. Everyone else will have a lot to say leading up to it. The Bengals (11-5) and Steelers (11-5) split their season series, each winning on the other team’s field. Cincinnati took control of the division with a 38-31 win at Heinz Field on Dec. 4, leaving the Steelers in danger of missing the playoffs. Pittsburgh won its last four games, building momentum along the way. By contrast, the Bengals lost their last two games by a combined 72-30, raising concerns and prompting Lewis to get tough. 160Want 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

GAA NEWS: KILCAR U15’S HELD BY NAOMH COLUMBA AFTER GAELTACHT THRILLER

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our under 15s drew 3-10 apiece with Naomh Columba in the Gaeltacht competition last Wednesday in Towney, our seniors and reserves travel to Dungloe on Easter Monday for round two of the league.Thanks to all who took part in the Collaiste na Carraige team fundraiser 5k last Friday in Carrick. Club Donegal CardsClub Donegal cards now available at €120 this covers admission to all Adult League and Championship matches contact Gavin O’Donnell at 087-9177089 or John Curran at 087-7707772 for details.Colaiste na CarraigeHeartfelt commiserations to the Colaiste na Carraige seniors and management on their narrow injury time defeat in the All-Ireland Semi Final against Abbey, Tipperary on Saturday, you have done the two parishes, clubs, school and county proud. Club MembershipA reminder that membership must be in prior to March 31st and all playing members-adult and underage must be registered before this date. Contact Denise McSweeney or you can download forms from our website or Team App, the rates are still the same as 2014 at €20 per adult and €40 per family.Club AppWe have 167 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,300 this week’s numbers were 4, 9, 14 and 24 winners were: €50 Andrew McGuire (Glencolmcille) €30 Margaret McShane(Cashelcarn) and €20 Seamus Breslin(Straleel). Lotto Plus numbers 1, 13, 17 and 27 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Sheila Diver, €105 Joe Haughey, €90 Pamela Bonner, €80 Bridie O’Gara, Brid Campbell, €70 Carmel McGinley, Mary Diver, Aoife Campbell, Teresa McBrearty and Mary Tuberty. The Jackpot on Sunday is €4,200 on 45 numbers. This Sundays Bingo is at 4pm due to the Jive Night in the Blue Haven that night, the Club Lotto draw will also take place at the Bingo. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Martin McBrearty, Curris who sadly passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U15’S HELD BY NAOMH COLUMBA AFTER GAELTACHT THRILLER was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

Gareth Southgate eyes strong England finish at the World Cup

first_img 3 “We’ve now established a culture and a way of working that has to now remain and when the players gather again they need to hit those standards in training and their approach to games.”On the semi-final against Croatia, he added: “I’ll need to watch the game two or three more times to pick every detail up but we played very well in the first-half.“For the players to start the biggest game of their lives with the freedom of expression like that was really pleasing.“In the second-half we stopped playing. We stopped making the angles for good support play and that brought Croatia back into the game. They exploited some of the weaknesses in our system.“We recovered for extra-time and controlled the first-half of extra-time. We were ten minutes from a shootout and failed to react to quite a random header that landed in our six yard box.“It was actually even tighter than I thought.” 3 Gareth Southgate has said England are determined to finish well ahead of their World Cup third place play-off against Belgium on Saturday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 3pm.The Three Lions were unable to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 after succumbing to a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Croatia. 3 England and Belgium faced each other in their final Group G game – the Red Devils winning 1-0 center_img Although there was huge disappointment at failing to reach the final, England have exceeded the expectations of many on what they would achieve in Russia.And while the third-place play-off is a ultimately a dead rubber, Southgate insisted his players would be taking the game seriously as victory would make the class of 2018 the second most successful England team at a World Cup.Belgium v England previewSpeaking to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley, Southgate said: “We want to finish well. I think we go home with pride but there is personal pride as well as the nation’s pride to this.“They [the England players] deserve a medal but they need to go and earn it and we want to keep maintaining the standards. We have the chance to be the second most successful team in English football history. Southgate is determined to keep the same culture within the England set-up in the future “We want to acknowledge what we achieved. We didn’t get to game 64 but this team reached so many landmarks in terms of its first knockout win in many years, the first penalty shootout win, the last quarter-final win, the last appearance in a semi-final.“We felt the connection of the public even though I’ve tried so hard to stay away from social media but I could feel what was happening.We want to recognise that there is still some work to do. We reached the semi-finals, we are competitive against the top teams but we are not beating the top teams.“We know we’re realistic about where we are. I think we’ll be back in the top ten rankings when this tournament finishes. Southgate applauds the England fans after their loss against Croatia last_img read more