Muguruza survives the worthy return of Kim Clijsters

first_imgThere may have been beating, however some Muguruza errors prevented him from closing the victory with better forcefulness. Clijsters, who retains the good punch, the skill to attract and the tennis intelligence that made him one of the greats of his greatest period, performed with nice satisfaction, however the bodily distinction between the two is nice in favor of the current Open finalist from Australia. With some obese, Kim had a tough time, particularly at the starting, transferring on the monitor to answer the assaults of his rival, centered and agile at this begin of the season. He tried to counteract this lack with angled shipments, particularly in reverse, and balls with lots of spin, but it surely was not sufficient. For her it’s nonetheless early. He lacks filming to be aggressive. He had performed his final sport on August 29, 2012, at the US Open with defeat in opposition to Briton Laura Robson.In the second set, when it was regular for fatigue to have taken its toll, Clijsters let go, threw class and broke Garbiñe’s serve twice, which had opened the partial with a 3-Zero and disconnected. Luckily for her, in the finish she clenched her tooth, stepped on the accelerator and was capable of fasten the triumph in the playoff. Thus he solved his first confrontation earlier than an lively legend who had by no means performed in Dubai. Muguruza thus elevated his report in opposition to Grand Slams winners, who’s now at a outstanding 21-10 since profitable the title at Roland Garros 2016. Garbiñe Muguruza’s profession isn’t for jokes and that’s the reason the Spaniard didn’t go on Monday with trunks on the return of veteran Kim Clijsters (36), who performed her first sport in additional than seven years after two retreats, the first between 2007 and 2009, and the second in 2012. Garbiñe beat the Belgian in two units, winner of 4 Grand Slams (41 titles in complete) and former world primary (6-2 and 7-6 (6) in 97 minutes), and went on to the second spherical of the Dubai Premier WTA. On Wednesday he’ll face the Russian Kudermetova or the Ukrainian Yastremska.last_img read more

Tappita DEO Dies

first_imgThe District Education Officer (DEO) of Tappita District, Mr. Thomas Karngbeae has died. He took over as DEO in the Nimba County, District #1 last December.Mr. Karngbeae remained ill until what some consider his untimely death, less than a year following his appointment as DEO.He died April 17, in the “sick bush,” according to family sources.He had served as DEO with Zoe Geh Education District from 2006 until December 2013, when he took over Tappita Education District #1, from Mohamed Dekpa.According to family sources, shortly after taking over Tappita, he suddenly took sick. He was taken to nearly all of the hospitals in the country, but no diagnosis was forthcoming. At last, he was taken into the “sick bush,” in search of herbal treatment. There he, according to family members, passed.“We really don’t know what actually killed my brother; we tried everywhere to get him cured, but to no avail,” wept his brother, Augustus Karngbeae.The late Mr. Thomas Z. Karngbeae was born on June 17, 1952 in the Township of Kpatuo in Nimba County.He completed his primary education at the Zuolay Elementary school in 1970, and completed secondary education at Tappeh Memorial High in Tappita City, 1976.He obtained his B.Sc. Degree at the Teacher’s College of the University of Liberia, 1989.Because of the civil uprising,The late Karngbeae did not begin teaching until 1997, when he became  principal of the Sanniquellie Central High School  up until 2006 when he was promoted as DEO in head Zoe Geh Education District 1.He served in the position until he was transferred to Tappita in December 2013 where he remain until his death in April 17, 2014.The late Mr. Thomas Z. Karngbeae is survived by his Mrs. Wonseh M. Karngbeae, 13 children and 15 grandchildren.His body will be removed from the Gampa Funeral Home in Ganta City on Friday 2nd May 2014 and taken to his home town of Kpatuo for a night of wake keeping follow by interment on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at their family cemetery in Kpatuo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ducks emerge on top

first_img• Photo Gallery: Kings vs. Ducks LOS ANGELES – In one of those what-was-he-thinking moments, the Kings’ Lubomir Visnovsky, listed generously at 5-foot-10 and 188 pounds, went charging after Travis Moen, the Ducks’ 6-2, 216-pound enforcer. After some initial clutching, pushing and yelling, Moen dumped Visnovsky to the ground with a shove. Could there have been a better metaphor for the way the Kings’ and Ducks’ seasons have gone? The Ducks have spent the entire campaign near the top of the Western Conference standings. The Kings have sunk to the bottom. But the Kings showed Saturday that they still have some fight left. In the latest round of a crosstown battle often described as tepid, the Kings and Ducks played the roles of bickering neighbors and wore a path to the penalty box. Between scrums, they played some entertaining hockey before the Ducks prevailed 3-2 in a shootout in front of 18,118 at Staples Center. Chris Kunitz’s goal, 5:48 into the third period, gave the Ducks the lead. A contentious first period included just one goal – Alexander Frolov’s deflection with eight seconds left – but plenty of action, including one fight, three misconduct penalties and 56 penalty minutes. Things settled down a bit after that, and Teemu Selanne tied the game 3:22 into the second period. The goal was Selanne’s 300th as a Duck, which tied the franchise record set by Paul Kariya. The teams hadn’t met since Dec. 3, and there wasn’t any obvious animosity. But given the way things have been going for both teams of late, perhaps the chippy play shouldn’t have been a big surprise. center_img Neither team entered Saturday’s crosstown matchup in much of a sunny mood, though. The Kings long since have settled into last place in the conference. The Ducks, after a brilliant two-month burst to start the season, slipped a bit and had lost seven of their past 11. In fact, the Kings have had a better February than the Ducks. It took the Kings four months to find consistent goaltending, but the emergence of Sean Burke and Mathieu Garon has helped greatly. During their recent five-game East Coast swing, the Kings recorded at least one point in four games. “You can say all the right things in the (dressing) room and talk about being positive, but until you win, it doesn’t matter,” Kings team captain Mattias Norstrom said before the game. “We can do all the right things out there and have meetings … but the only way to learn how to win is by winning. “It’s no secret that if you’re going to win in this league, you have to have good goaltending.” Through two periods, Garon had stopped 17 of 18 shots. (818) 713-3611 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

CAF Champions League success tops Mieno’s ambition at Gor

first_img“It feels great to join Gor because it is a big team with quality players and ambitions and making my debut on a winning start was great. Hopefully, we can keep this going especially in the CAF Champions League where I hope we can get to the group stages,” Mieno told Capital Sport.Mieno has been a long term target for Gor but the club just failed to get his services especially while he was at Sofapaka. After being released by Tusker at the close of last season, K’Ogalo pounced and got their man.“I feel happy to be here and so far it has been very positive. I am still learning my new team-mates and I want us to do great things together. Winning the league is also a priority but right now it is just taking a game at a time,” the creative midfielder noted.AFC Leopards midfielder COllins Okoth dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during the Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMieno’s impact has made Gor feel safe especially after the departure of Kenneth Muguna who re-united with former coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira in Albania and he was aptly given a standing ovation when he came off in the 75th minute against AFC.Meanwhile, head coach Dylan Kerr says he is happy with the new headache he has picking out a perfect starting 11 from a very rich squad that is endowed with depth.“It is a very good problem for me because now no one can afford to sleep. Everyone knows their position can be taken by anyone else. It is now up to them to fight for the jersey and show me they want to play for K’Ogalo,” the coach said.He praised his new players for their performance last Sunday but notes he expects more from them especially with a potentially long season awaiting them.-Gor seek to CAF CL start on a high-Gor Mahia Skipper Harun Shakava receives the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup title from Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor begin their league title defence at home to Nakumatt FC on Saturday before swinging their attention to the Champions League tie against Equatorial Guinea champions Leones Vegetarianos.Success in the Champions League preliminary round will earn them a ticket to the first round where they face the winner between ASAC Concorde of Mauritania and Tunisia’s Esperance. A win here will earn them a Group Stage berth.Even with a loss, Gor will still have a second chance to earn a shot at the continental group stages as they will drop to a play off in the Confederations Cup.“It is going to be a very tough season and we have to be prepared to give our all. Nakumatt is a very tough team and they should give us a challenge which will prepare us well for Continental Football. We just need to give our best,” Kerr added.The tactician said he was pleased to start the season with some silverware and remain unbeaten in pre-season. Among the high profile teams they have beaten in their four-week training period is Ugandan champions Kampala City Council Authority who they beat 4-2.They also played against fellow Premier League side Posta Rangers who were also camping in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Humphrey Mieno (right) against AFC’s Collins ‘Gatusso’ Okoth (left) during the KPL Super Cup that Gor won 1-0. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31- New Gor Mahia midfielder Humphrey Mieno has picked out success in the CAF Champions League as his biggest target heading into a three-year contract with the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.Mieno made his competitive debut in the green and white of K’Ogalo on Sunday during the club’s 1-0 win over arch rivals AFC Leopards in the KPL Super Cup and he believes the positive start with silverware is a sign of good things to come.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Leicester title favourites AGAIN after rivals slip up

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.It’s all change again in the odds for the Premier League title race after another week of surprises in the top flight.Leicester – who were 3/1 for the title a few weeks ago – are now 30/8 favourites for the title after their rivals all faltered.The Foxes looked to have suffered a big blow with a 2-2 draw with West Brom on Tuesday, but Tottenham’s defeat to West Ham on Thursday leaves Spurs fall down to 2/1 second favourites.Meanwhile, Arsenal’s defeat to Swansea leaves the Gunners third favourites on 100/30, with Manchester City’s 3-0 loss at Liverpool leaving them 7.5/1 for the crown.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgOne of Ireland’s most famous authors, John B Keane, would have travelled to Co Donegal to hear the case of a family split by a contested will of a farm, a court heard today.Nora KellyThe case involving the ownership of a 12 hectare farm at Correnagh, 5kms outside Letterkenny has been heard before Donegal Circuit Civil Court for a total of five days. Claims and counter claims of assault, threats and forced wills have been made between two families, the Kellys and the Gildeas who are both claiming the land.The land was left by Willie John Kennedy when he died in 2007 to his niece Nora Kelly who is claiming ownership of the land.However Mrs Kelly’s mother, 89 year old Nora Gildea claims some of the land should be hers.Mrs Gildea’s two sons, Christopher and Daniel are also claiming ownership of some of the property.Christopher is claiming ownership of all the land while Daniel is claiming ownership of a shed and a small portion of land surrounding it.The Gildeas claim that William John Kennedy never owned the land after he claimed it from their Great Uncle John Kennedy who died in 1937.They contest that the land is theirs as they have been living on it and grazing animals on it for many years.Over the past three days, the court has heard various claims by both sides in the case who sat on opposite sides of the courtroom in Letterkenny. There have also been claims of assault and intimidation.Barrister Peter Nolan for Mrs Kelly claimed his client’s life has been made a “living hell” over the past two years.She had been followed and assaulted and the court also heard how she was on the verge of a “cracking up” after having 26 sessions with a psychiatrist.He said the case was simply in that if Mrs Kelly had been born a man then there would be no case whatever saying it was a case of pure sexism“If John B Keane were alive today he would be here in Donegal writing about this, although the lands involved here are greater than those involving Bull McCabeHe added that the claims of the Gildeas of “adverse possession” because they were on the lands could not be accepted.“I’m using this courtroom for more than 20 years but I’m not going to claim. They were using lands and I say – so what? The bottom line is that that they do not own it,” said Mr Nolan.During the case, tempers became frayed and Judge Mary Faherty asked barrister Peter Nolan to keep the emotion out of the case.“I appreciate this is an emotional case but there are two families involved and it is a difficult case for everyone,” she said.89 yr old Nora Gildea at Letterkenny courthouse yesterday.During cross examination it was put to Mrs Nora Gildea, 89, that she had needlessly brought her daughter Nora to court.The pensioner told the court that she did not want her daughter’s name mentioned to her and swore on two occasions.Barrister Sean MacAodha, instructed by Dan Gildea and Christopher Gildea, dealt with both of his client’s claims separately.He claimed Daniel Gildea had exclusive possession and was in occupation of the shed on the land since 1989.He also claimed that Christopher Gildea had never said his claim was about “adverse possession” through grazing” but related to the family home and the fact that he had worked the land and was involved in a ‘joint operation’ or ‘family operation’ on the named land.Judge Mary Faherty then reserved judgement in the case and said she will contact all parties in the case in June.COURT HEARS LAND BATTLE WAS LIKE SCENE OUT OF ‘THE FIELD’ FILM was last modified: May 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COURT HEARS LAND BATTLE WAS LIKE SCENE OUT OF ‘THE FIELD’ FILMlast_img read more

Tour visits future growth

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The 1,300-home Skyline Ranch project being reviewed by county planners will provide a school and extend Plum Canyon Road to Sierra Highway. Officials have recently approved specific plans for Downtown Newhall and northern Newhall to help upgrade those areas and guide development where a hodgepodge of uses prevails, but no such plan is yet in the works for the Sierra Highway corridor. Senior planner Fred Follstad said the fact-finding mission allowed commissioners to glimpse an area due for massive change over the next decade or so. One such area sits at the juncture of Placerita Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, where Santa Clarita Parkway will thread to the freeway after the nearly 1,000-acre Whittaker-Bermite site in the center of town is developed, maybe seven to 10 years from now. Senior city traffic engineer Ian Pari, who reviews all proposed development plans, was familiar with a number of the sites, but viewed of areas where mixed use and high end developments could be on the horizon, though no proposals have been filed yet. Commissioner Bill Kennedy said he will be better able to judge the impact of the projects that come before him, some of which may be near a 50-year flood zone. “Some owners of property are prevented from making property improvements, and it precludes others from building in a low-lying area,” he said. “It underscores importance of coordination between the city and county for some of these issues.” Senior engineer Dennis Mak said a body of water sits on a 50-year flood plain and floodway near the northeast end of the city. When the water is confined to a concrete channel, projects can be built to the limits of that drainage system, he said. Kennedy envisions a joint city-county effort to devise a channel or some other flood control measures, like the One Valley One Vision plan and its joint effort to define criteria for the valley’s growth. Kennedy said ultimately a specific plan should be developed for the area, where mushrooming growth will one day abut city and county jurisdictions. “We saw some pretty good contrast in the development in city limits and outside city limits,” he said. “My hat’s off to the city planning staff for maintaining high standards. There’s a visual difference in housing and commercial (projects.)” Commissioner Michael Berger said the city is always looking for ways to enhance rundown areas and he is encouraged by beautification projects that might emerge in Canyon Country. He said in the past year many developers seemed more willing to accept staff recommendations, possibly because in the end they will benefit from the investment. (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Business parks, commercial centers and housing tracts might one day sprawl where a string of oil wells line Sierra Highway, a corridor that city planning commissioners toured recently to get ahead of the building curve. During a 2 1/2-hour tour on Tuesday commissioners familiarized themselves with the route that linked Los Angeles to the High Sierra before the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway was built. “We’re going to have to really scrutinize everything else that’s coming into the city, making sure we’re continuing to preserve open space and wildlife corridors,” commissioner Diane Trautman said. “(We need to) preserve nature – that is the draw for many people to this valley – while we develop in a responsible way.” Of the 22 projects envisioned for the area, six have been approved, four are pending and 12 are brewing. Among those on the go-ahead list are the 4.2-million-square-foot Needham Ranch industrial park at the southern gateway to Newhall and a 70-acre eastern campus for College of the Canyons to the northeast. While grading is expected to start this month for the new campus, Needham Ranch’s water studies have been challenged in court, and that project is on hold. last_img read more


first_imgTHE annual Inter Firms 5k road race will take place on Tuesday (May 22) at 7.30 pm. The event is one of the highlights of the local racing calendar and organisers are hoping there will be a large turnout.Registration will take place from 6pm at Aura Leisure Centre. The entry fee is €8. There are individual and team prizes.We had a number of runners in the inaugural Kilmacrennan 5k on Tuesday night. Over 550 people took part in the event in aid of the local national school. Joe English led the LAC charge finishing second place in a time of 17.47. He was followed in 8th place by Lee Gildea who ran 18.45- another superb run from the young Listillion man who is looking at a strong inter-firms.Veteran Kevin Toner finished in 16th (19.43) followed by Paul McMonagle in 20th (19.51), Gerard Mullen-31st (20.38), and Hugh Gallagher 44th (21.10).The lotto jackpot this Saturday night in The Glencar Inn is €1,160.LETTERKENNY AC NOTES was last modified: May 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)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday.Today’s Weather: After the glorious sunshine of yesterday, wet and windy weather returns to Donegal for the day. Showers will sweep up from the south this morning. Between the showers it will be fairly dull and temperatures around 10C – five degrees below Tuesday’s values. It will be quite unsettled, very breezy at times – with the odd rumble of thunder possible in the afternoon with heavy showers at times. Most of the rain will clear later tonight.Outlook: Thursday, particularly in the afternoon, will be bright and sunny with temperatures up to 14C.REMEMBER IT’S WORTH IT WEDNESDAYS: Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.  WET AND WINDY: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 2nd, 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:donegal daily weatherdonegal weatherwetwindylast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Pen boys with Ramona from Dragon’s Den.Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey have broken into the French market with their handmade wooden pens.The Loughanure lads featured on French TV this week as part of a series on the ARTE network about Ireland.The series was recorded two years ago and featured in the past on German TV but was sold on by the makers to a French channel. Orders for the hand crafted pens have been flying in since the French screening earlier this week and the boys are “flat out” dealing with the orders.“We didn’t actually know it was going to be screened in France until the orders started coming in. One customer emailed to say he’d seem us on French TV. It’s been hectic all week but the timing is good as we are on holidays from school at the minute,” said Conor.They have also been contacted by a number of French retailers looking to stock their products. The boys already have three outlets in Germany and in excess of thirty shops in Ireland stocking their pens.  C’EST BON! THE DONEGAL PEN BOYS WRITE A NEW CHAPTER IN FRANCE! was last modified: April 23rd, 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:DONEGAL PENSfrancelast_img read more