Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

first_imgFilipinos 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 Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “So I’m going to work hard to show myself why I’m there. I’m going to try my best to play at the highest level possible in New York.”Nadal plans to rest through the weekend, then resume workouts for the final week before the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins.“I think I am practicing well. I’m going to give my best during this week of practice,” Nadal said. “I hope to be ready for New York.“I believe that I did things well enough during the whole year to be ready to compete at the highest level of New York, so I’m looking forward to it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ AUGUST 18: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during Day 7 of the Western and Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.AFP/GETTY IMAGESCINCINNATI—Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains “destroyed” by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.Nadal was upset by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a Friday quarter-final at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters, the last major tune-up for the US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short View comments He wore black ribbons during an earlier match in tribute to the victims of twin vehicle ramming attacks in Spain that left 14 dead. A driver plowed his van through crowds on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, and early Friday a car struck pedestrians in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils.“What happened is terrible. Everybody is destroyed in Spain, including, of course, me,” Nadal said Friday. “Yeah, it’s a tragedy, the feeling that you are not safe in nowhere. That’s terrible. So just very sad.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’“I’m very, very sorry about what happened to all the victims, all the families, friends. Yeah, all my support. It’s the moment to be together like a country and all the being together, we go for these kind of things.”READ: Terror hits Spain; 14 dead 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Spanish rival Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza also wore black ribbons.“All my support to Barcelona and especially to the people that are suffering a lot, for all the families of the victims,” Nadal said. “Just keep going and sorry for everything.”Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, won his 10th French Open title in June and enters the year’s final Grand Slam event, which starts August 28 in New York, thrilled at being back atop the rankings after knee injuries and setbacks since he was last number one back in July 2014.“Amazing, positive news,” Nadal said. “Being number one after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple of years is something unbelievable, so for me it’s an amazing achievement to be back to that position.“I’m very happy for that and in the last most important event of the season, I need to show why I am in that position now.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Region 10 dispatches team to Lamp Island as floodwaters continue to rise

first_imgThe Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 10 has dispatched a medical team to Lamp Island, Sub Region Two, Upper Berbice, to assess the situation there. This comes in the wake of continued rising floodwaters, which has caused residents to express fear and concerns.Regional ChairmanRenis MorianRegional Chairman Renis Morian said that some 220 odd residents live in Lamp Island and while the region over the years has been informing residents about the dangers of living in Lamp Island, residents have ignored warnings while continuing to live there.He said that recognising that they are part of Region 10, he and his Council have sought to provide support and assistance to them in ensuring their safety.Morian said that the residents are concerned and his Council is equally concerned over the safety and health of the residents there.He further added that with the initial reports that he has received, he has ordered the Regional Health Services Department under the Regional Health Officer (RHO), Dr Pansy Armstrong, and the Regional Medical Committee to dispatch a team to the area first thing today to assess the situation there.Regional Chairman Morian commenting on the situation said that his RDC is closely monitoring the situation, noting that they are prepared to take whatever action is needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.“We have noticed that the water in the Berbice River continues to rise significantly and in the interest of residents’ safety and health we are sending a rapid response team to Lamp Island with medical supplies. While there, they are going to objectively assess the health and social conditions there, so that the RDC can take appropriate and most importantly, timely actions,” the Regional Chairman said.The Regional Chairman stressed that he and his Councillors are continuing to monitor other areas within Region 10, declaring that they are standing by to take appropriate actions to ensure that communities affected by floods as a result of continuous rainfall can be protected.“There are several communities that we have been monitoring and over the years we have noticed that based on the geographic location of Lamp Island here in Sub Region Two, there they continue to be affected by significant rising floodwaters, thus we are closely monitoring them”.The Regional Chairman said that based on the report, he and his Council will take actions to ensure the continued safety and wellbeing of residents.last_img read more

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Prince George hosts national ministers of labour meeting today

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Today, the annual federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour meeting is being held in Prince George.The meeting is set to be co-chaired by Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk, and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond.The Government says that this meeting provides opportunity to bring the ministers together to “share information, experiences and ideas about Canada’s challenges and opportunities in the areas of labour policy, employment standards and occupational health and safety.”- Advertisement -They also look at ways to make sure employers are being fair and safe in the workplace.Shirley Bond says Prince George is a great city to host the meetings.“It’s great that Prince George is the location for the 2016 federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour meeting. Prince George is a vibrant, active and diverse community, and I am proud to host my colleagues in Northern B.C. British Columbia currently leads Canada in job creation and economic growth, so it’s a good time to collaborate and discuss labour relations and policy with ministers from across the nation.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Barcelona, Real share spoils in Copa del Rey semi-final first leg

first_img0Shares0000Malcom scored Barcelona’s equaliser in the second halfCATALAN, Spain, Fen 7 – Malcom’s second-half strike salvaged a 1-1 draw for Barcelona as Real Madrid proved every bit their equal in a frantic Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg encounter at the Nou Camp.With Lionel Messi only fit enough to start on the bench, Barcelona’s captain could only watch on as Lucas Vazquez gave Real an early lead (6) in the second Clasico of the season. Barca responded after the break through Malcom (57), but even with Messi introduced midway through the half, Real managed to subdue rather than succumb to the Argentine.Substitute Gareth Bale even spurned a late chance to hand Real victory, but Santiago Solari’s side will be buoyed by their performance ahead of the return leg at the Bernabeu in three weeks’ time – particularly as they lost 5-1 away to their great rivals just four months ago. Full report to follow…0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fati makes history as Barca send Inter crashing out of UCL

first_imgBarcelona were already through to the knockout stages as Group F winners and they left six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi at home.But Serie A leaders Inter needed a win over the La Liga leaders or to match Borussia Dortmund’s result at home to Slavia Prague to qualify on their superior head-to-head record.Instead the Germans made it through to the knockout rounds with a 2-1 win to finish three points ahead of third-placed Inter, who go into the Europa League.“Seeing replays of Fati’s goal hurt,” said Inter coach Antonio Conte.“It’s a goal that cut our legs from under us and killed us from all points of view.“We lacked that pinch of cynicism and precision to finish off. I have little to reproach my players, they have given everything.”– ‘Born scorer’ –Debutant Carles Perez had put the Spaniards ahead after 23 minutes at the San Siro, but Romelu Lukaku drilled in a equaliser just before the break to keep the hosts in the tie.Inter’s forward pair of Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez had three goals ruled offside between them, two for the Argentine who has already scored five times in the competition this year.“There was a lot of newness because we also changed our system,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.“We had a few problems at the beginning because they put us under pressure, but little by little we managed to come out better.“The scorers were young players, even very young for Ansu, who is a born scorer.“It’s a matter of pride that it’s a player who is from our team. We want to win the Champions League, like the others.”Suarez had started on the bench with Antoine Griezmann and Perez leading the Spaniards attack.The Spaniards weathered an early Inter blitz on goal buoyed by the 72,000 crowd.Danilo D’Ambrosio blasted over in front of goal after just five minutes, with Lukaku having a goal ruled offside minutes later.But Perez made the breakthrough with Arturo Vidal setting up the 21-year-old to beat Samir Handanovic in the Inter goal.Martinez sent Lukaku through for the equaliser and the Belgium forward’s effort took a slight deflection to beat Neto.But the Italians lost momentum after the hour mark with their midfield depleted with injuries to Stefano Sensi, Nicolo Barella, Alexis Sanchez and Roberto Gagliardini.Conte sent on Matteo Politano and Sebastiano Esposito for the final push as news filtered through that Dortmund were leading Slavia 2-1, and Inter needed to win.Martinez had the ball in the net on 80 minutes, but again it was ruled out for Lukaku’s offside position.Finally Fati broke through to seal the win late for Barcelona and deny Inter a return to the knockout stages for the first time since the 2011-2012 season.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Seventeen-year-old Barcelona forward Ansu Fati (left) celebrates after becoming the youngest player to score in the Champions League © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOMILAN, Italy, Dec 11 – Teenage prodigy Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score a Champions League goal as a second-string Barcelona side beat Inter Milan 2-1 to send the Italians crashing out of the competition on Tuesday.The 17-year-old Guinea-Bissau-born attacker picked up a Luis Suarez cross to fire home four minutes from time to become the youngest player to score in the Champions League.last_img read more

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Swansea v Everton live stream and team news – follow the action on talkSPORT

first_img1 Swansea City cannot afford to drop points this afternoon, as they host Everton in a Premier League meeting you can listen to live on talkSPORT.The Swans have been given an unexpected lifeline in their bid to beat the drop after watching already relegated Sunderland beat rivals Hull City 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium.Paul Clement’s side know they will move above the Tigers with a win over the Toffees in front of what is expected to be a rowdy Liberty Stadium. CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF SWANSEA V EVERTON ON TALKSPORTTake a look at the confirmed teams below.Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, Britton, Carroll, Sigurdsson, Ayew, LlorenteSubstitutes: Amat, Fer, Borja Baston, Nordfeldt, Cork, Narsingh, KingsleyEverton XI:Stekelenburg, Holgate, Jagielka, Ashley Williams, Baines, Gana, Barry, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku, MirallasSubstitutes: Robles, Barkley, Valencia, Lookman, Pennington, Kenny, Joe Williams Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the equaliser in Swansea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend last_img read more

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IRL makes exit run

first_img Nobody asked, but because we’re in the neighborhood, our picks for the best Baseline League in several years: 1. Rancho Cucamonga; 2. Upland; 3. Alta Loma; 4. Los Olos; 5. Claremont; 6. Etiwanda. This is the most-balanced we’ve seen the league; it’s doubtful any team will escape without a loss. This item will help those Claremont T-shirt sales for the third straight year. … Where’s the instant replay? One seldom sees a football call reversed on the high school level. Officials get one chance to make the call, there’s no video help. However, Thursday’s nonleague game at Fontana High School between La Sierra and Kaiser saw not one, but two, calls switched. One was a two-point conversion by La Sierra and the other a fumble recovery by Kaiser. Whether the crew got the calls right is another matter, but they were talking to one another. … Mt. Baldy League predictions: 1. Chaffey; 2. Don Lugo; 3. Diamond Ranch; 4. Montclair; 5. Ontario; 6. Colony. The title to be decided Nov. 4 at Chaffey. … Department of Corrections: Longtime and loyal reader Jim Reno is better known for his days as a football coach, and Mark Olay confidant, but also knows something about track and field. “I think you meant to say that Lawrence Dixon (Eisenhower, 1985) ran a 10.3 100 meters rather than 100 yards,” Reno called in to say. “I think even you could have run a 10.3 100 yards.” Well, if you must know. … Special message for Ruben Garcia, the former NASCAR Winston West driver out of San Dimas: Got your message, but lost your number. Give me another call, and this time I’ll write it down twice. … Sierra League crystal ball: 1. Chino; 2. Damien; 3. Chino Hills; 4. Glendora; 5. Ayala; 6. Diamond Bar. Cowboys can raise the league flag in Monger Stadium to open the playoffs. … Officials, part 2: The scoreboard at Upland High School went out Friday night when somebody kicked the plug. Upon power being restored, everything was as it was when it went out. Or at least it looked that way. However, the officials didn’t quite believe it and knocked 1:04 off the game clock. … Department of Track Corrections, part 2: Philip McSherry correctly pointed out that it was Sebastian Coe that ran against Steve Scott in Oslo, Norway, when Scott set the U.S. record in the mile. … Yes, the D.J. Hackett who caught five passes Sunday for the Seahawks is the same D.J. Hackett who prepped at San Dimas and was the basketball player of the year in 1999. He signed with Cal State Northridge to play football, but Northridge then dropped the sport. Hackett made his way to Colorado and started his first game for Seattle against the Rams on Sunday. Dad Eddie is the Ganesha athletic director and mother Gloria is the respected girls basketball coach. … Sunkist League forecast: 1. Kaiser; 2. Bloomington; 3. Notre Vista; 4. Rubidoux; 5. Ramona; 6. Jurupa Valley. As usual, it comes down to the last game on Nov. 10 for the title. … Happy belated birthday to Jim Bryant, former Daily Report sports editor and current Chaffey College stat man. Bryant, who headed the Ontario paper for 25 years, turned 79 on Monday. … Miramonte League outlook: 1. Los Altos; 2. Bonita; 3. Charter Oak; 4. Hacienda Heights Wilson; 5. Garey. The Bearcats have the toughest start, opening with Charter Oak and Los Altos. … The same Stephen Ressa who Las Vegas police say intentionally struck 14 people on the Las Vegas Strip last month is the same Stephen Ressa who pitched for Scott Russell at Rialto High School and Charlie Deagle at Chaffey College. As a matter of fact, southpaw Ressa was an all-Foothill Conference pitcher for the Panthers. … Valle Vista League crystal ball: 1. Covina; 2. Baldwin Park; 3. Pomona; 4. San Dimas; 5, Northview; 6. Ganesha. Leonard Hudson’s hard work pays off for Pomona. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor for the Daily Bulletin. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 483-9363 or lbrewster 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This much is pretty clear: open-wheel fans, however devout they are, did not support the races at Fontana in the same manner NASCAR fans have. Or motorcycle fans, for that matter. The future would have been brighter if the sanctioning bodies (CART and IRL) had not been insistent about separating the season-ticket plan. We expect another great race Sunday at Fontana, with Dan Wheldon capping a great season with a win. … If you ever followed the horses, more specifically bet on the ponies, you probably won money when Laffit Pincay was in the saddle. After all, he only won 9,530 races in a career that spanned nearly four decades. Oak Tree will honor Pincay on Saturday, and will give each paid fan a DVD documentary entitled, “Laffit, All About Winning.” It was produced and directed by Jim Wilson, who has an Academy Award to his credit, and narrated by Kevin Costner. … Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Ernie Rogers, the big tight end for Fontana High School in 1985. … An era comes to a close this weekend at California Speedway with the Indy Toyota 400. It is the final open-wheel race scheduled for the track that has produced the fastest one-lap run and only race to average more than 200 mph. center_img Southern California fans who enjoyed the discipline are back where they were nine years ago with only a follow-the-leader street race within driving distance. While the Indy Racing League has indicated it would like to return to Fontana, we find that very doubtful. Why the IRL opted not to return to Fontana remains a mystery. What the sanctioning body will find out this weekend is that the speedway wanted to keep the event, and has put its promotional money to work for the race. last_img read more

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WIN A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO AT DEXTER’S RESTAURANT AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgTHE new Josper grill at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny is certainly pulling in the crowds.And we’ve got a great prize for a couple looking for a lovely night out at Dexter’s Smoke House Restaurant at the hotel.Donegal Daily and Dexter’s have teamed up to offer one lucky couple a fabulous meal for two from the full A La Carte menu there. The Josper Grill is the latest professional tool that has taken the international culinary world by storm with lauded Chef’s such as Heston Bluementhol, Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton creating Josper – Centric Menus in their own establishments.The Spanish Hybrid Indoor Barbeque Grill / Oven powered by Bincho-tan ‘white’ hardwood oak charcoal is renowned for the best tasting grilled meat, fish & vegetables swiftly and more importantly perfectly cooked!This luxurious intimate restaurant offers extensive A La Carte and Set Menus in exquisite surroundings. Weekly specials and chef recommendations available. Dexter’s Smokehouse is pure elegance featuring a grand piano and large open fire, the perfect lunch time treat or romantic dining venue.You can see the full menu below. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question and send your answer, your contact number and where you’re from in County Donegal by email only to: info@donegaldaily.com. From which bay in County Donegal do the chefs at Dexters source their scallops?Entry is FREE – and you must have your answer with us by 6pm this Sunday, August 18th.Good luckAnd here’s that all important link for your answer:http://www.mounterrigal.com/Dining/Dexter’s-Smokehouse-Restaurant WIN A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO AT DEXTER’S RESTAURANT AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: August 15th, 2013 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:dinner for two competitionWIN A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO AT DEXTER’S RESTAURANT AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTELlast_img read more

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QPR 3-0 Bournemouth: Highlights of Rangers’ resounding victory

first_imgQPR moved up to second in the Championship, level on points with leaders Leicester, with a resounding 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Loftus Road. It was an emphatic response by Rangers to Saturday’s surprise defeat at Doncaster.See also:Phillips’ goal caps resounding QPR victory’It’s good to be back’ says fit-again CarrollDelighted Rangers chairman Fernandes savours biggest victoryQPR v Bournemouth player ratings 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In

first_img(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 New photos from Pluto and Charon continue to show enigmatic features.Pluto’s North PoleAstrobiology Magazine posted a very detailed, color-enhanced image taken by New Horizons of the northern regions of Pluto, where deep canyons rival the largest in the solar system. One canyon is estimated to be 45 miles across; two others are six miles across. Click the image on the New Horizons page to appreciate the beauty of the full-resolution image.Pluto’s north polar regionCredit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research InstituteAlso puzzling are pits 45 miles across and 2.5 miles deep, seen at the lower right.Large, irregularly-shaped pits reach 45 miles (70 kilometers) across and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) deep, scarring the region. These pits may indicate locations where subsurface ice has melted or sublimated from below, causing the ground to collapse.The color and composition of this region – shown in enhanced color – also are unusual.  High elevations show up in a distinctive yellow, not seen elsewhere on Pluto.  The yellowish terrain fades to a uniform bluish gray at lower elevations and latitudes. New Horizons’ infrared measurements show methane ice is abundant across Lowell Regio, and there is relatively little nitrogen ice.  “One possibility is that the yellow terrains may correspond to older methane deposits that have been more processed by solar radiation than the bluer terrain,” said Will Grundy, New Horizons composition team lead from Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona.Geology enthusiasts will appreciate a preliminary geology map constructed by the team showing features on the smooth region called Sputnik Planum.Charon, Nitrogen ThiefA freezing ocean that apparently swelled and cracked the crust of Pluto’s large moon Charon has been compared by Space.com and the New Horizons team to the Incredible Hulk busting through his shirt. And if Pluto’s canyon’s are impressive, consider the odd finding that this moon, just a fourth the diameter of its parent, sports a canyon 1,100 miles long and 4.5 miles deep.Another post on Space.com provides background information about Charon, including how it got its name. The little moon steals material from Pluto’s atmosphere:New Horizons revealed an unusual feature, a surprising red formation at Charon’s northern pole. This reddish hue comes from Pluto’s atmosphere. Pluto itself is too small to hold onto its atmosphere for its lifetime, so the nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide leave the surface. Close-orbiting Charon captures some of the material, which is then funneled toward the surface. As the material collects, galactic cosmic rays and ultraviolet light from the sun interact to create tholins, complex compounds that form through the irradiation of simple organic compounds.Both Pluto and Charon may have had liquid oceans under their crusts, the article says.Next Stop for New HorizonsThe New Horizons team has selected a Kuiper Belt Object named 2014 MU69 for its next encounter. If all goes well, the spacecraft will buzz by this small object in January 2019. It’s only a fuzzy speck from Earth. Depending on its surface brightness, 2014 MU69 could be just 1% the size of Pluto.History in the making! These are exciting times to watch new discoveries come in from distant parts of the solar system. Stay tuned for more surprises as data from the Pluto flyby continue to trickle in over the next few months.last_img read more

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