US Open champion Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Federer-Djokovic lose doubles match at Laver Cup MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts as she won a point against Italy’s Camila Giorgi during the semifinal match of the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament in Tokyo Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO— Naomi Osaka eased into the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 semifinal win over Camila Giorgi.The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York this month, overpowered her unseeded opponent with a dominant serve and will face fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in Sunday’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Osaka hammered nine aces over the course of the victory, and dropped just eight points in eight service games over the course of the match.“My serve got me out of a lot of trouble today,” said Osaka. “She was playing really well and my serve helped me. I was a bit nervous because I really wanted to reach the final.”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 ChrissTwo years ago, Osaka lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, this year’s top-seeded player who was eliminated by Giorgi on Thursday.Having not dropped a set over the course of her week, Osaka will next face a player who’s needed three dramatic sets in each of her matches to reach her second final of the season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pliskova had to dig deep again to beat Donna Vekic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in Saturday’s other semifinal.After saving two match points against American qualifier Alison Riske in the last round, and coming back from a set down against Daria Gavrilova earlier in the tournament, Pliskova had to go the distance once again, needing 2 hours and five minutes.“It was another long one today!” Pliskova said after the match. “I feel like I’m improving in every match, but the opponents are always more tough. That’s normal in semifinals – there’s no easy opponents.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Boats to rev up on Peace River this weekend

first_imgRacing will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The boat launch will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the racing. People wanting to watch on the water must be launched by then as it will be a closed course with boat speeds exceeding 140 miles per hour.- Advertisement –last_img

Security Council passes new sanctions against Iran

first_imgIn December, the 15-member Security Council ordered all countries to stop supplying Iran with materials and technology that could contribute to its nuclear and missile programs. It also ordered a freeze on assets of 10 key Iranian companies and 12 individuals related to those programs. “It’s a significant international rebuke to Iran and it’s a significant tightening of international pressure on Iran,” Burns said of the new sanctions. “We do believe it’s going to leave Iran even more isolated than it has been.” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected the sanctions and said Iran has no intention of suspending its enrichment program. “The world must know – and it does – that even the harshest political and economic sanctions or other threats are far too weak to coerce the Iranian nation to retreat from their legal and legitimate demands,” Mottaki told the Security Council after the vote. “Suspension is neither an option nor a solution.” Mottaki made the trip instead of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who claimed he canceled his appearance because the U.S. failed to deliver his visa in time. The U.S. said it had issued the visa promptly. UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Saturday to impose new sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium – a move intended to show Tehran that defiance will leave it increasingly isolated. The moderately tougher sanctions include banning Iranian arms exports, and freezing the assets of 28 people and organizations involved in Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. About a third of those are linked to the Revolutionary Guard, an elite military corps. The United States is “very pleased by the strength of this resolution” after two years of diplomacy, said R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary for political affairs at the State Department. Raising tensions, Iran detained 15 British sailors and marines Friday in what it said were Iranian territorial waters near Iraq. The British sailors and marines had been on a mission to search for smugglers in Iraqi waters. The six world powers that drafted the new resolution spent Friday trying to overcome objections from several council members, reflecting concerns that anything short of consensus would weaken efforts to rein in Iran’s nuclear defiance. There were several minor concessions but no changes to the key sanctions agreed upon last week by the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany. The new sanctions – already a compromise between the stronger measures favored by the United States and the Europeans and the softer approach advocated by Russian and China – are considered modest. The ban on exports is among the harshest measures, but many of Iran’s arms sales may not be affected because they are illicitly sent to militant groups like Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Shiite militias in Iraq. Still, world powers hoped that approving the resolution quickly and unanimously would signal that Iran will face stricter sanctions each time it ignores a Security Council deadline to suspend uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to produce nuclear energy or nuclear weapons. “This resolution sends an unambiguous signal to the government and people of Iran … that the path of nuclear proliferation by Iran is not one that the international community can accept,” said British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry. Iran responded to the first set of sanctions in December by expanding enrichment. 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

Kane brace hands England dream W. Cup start

first_img0Shares0000England players celebrate one of Harry Kane’s two goals against Tunisia in a World Cup Group G game on June 18, 2018. PHOTO/FIFAVOLGOGRAD, Russia, Jun 18- Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time. And the north Africans were still level as the game went past the 90-minute mark.But Harry Maguire won a header from a corner and Kane was on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates.England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes.First Jordan Henderson’s lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.-Kane openerKane had been kept quiet in the opening salvos but he exploded into action in the 11th minute when he cut inside from the left and saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected wide for a corner.Ashley Young delivered the set piece for John Stones to rise highest and meet with a powerful header. Hassen saved acrobatically but Kane was on hand to tap home the rebound with his right foot and open his World Cup account.England’s Harry Maguire takes on Tunisia’s Naim Sliti during their World Cup Group G match on June 18, 2018. PHOTO/FIFAHassen, who had injured his left shoulder making an earlier save, could not continue and left the field in tears as he was replaced in goal by Farouk Ben Mustapha.England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time.Still there was time for Lingard to come close again twice, first from a goalbound shot and then a dink over the keeper which agonisingly struck the post.-WoodworkAlli too hit the woodwork with a header and England went into half-time wondering how they had not sealed victory already.England still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but could not find the same zip and penetration they had enjoyed at the start of the first half.The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcus Rashford with just over 20 minutes to go and the Manchester United man almost fashioned a chance straight away with a jinking run into the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man City news and line-up v Barcelona: Toure returns and Pellegrini to ditch two striker system?

first_imgGoalkeeperJoe Hart remains City’s number one choice, despite some questionable displays throughout this season. The England man has appeared rocky at times, but remains the best option for Pellegrini.DefenceIt is expected that there will be no major changes in the City back-line, with only Alexsandar Kolarov coming in for the suspended Clichy.MidfieldCity’s midfield was far from great in the first leg against Barcelona, and it is here that the most change is expected. It is rumoured that Samir Nasri and Fernando will be out, with Toure returning at the heart, and Fernandinho deployed in a deeper role.AttackOne of the main talking points from the first game was Pellegrini’s decision to play two strikers. It seems as though he will revert to a single striker system this time out, with Sergio Aguero the chosen man, while behind him is likely to be the three of David Silva, Jesus Navas and James Milner.Man City fans, how do you think you’ll line up? Comment below…Barcelona v Man City is live on talkSPORT, Thursday from 7pm. Click here to stream. For Manchester City, this is familiar ground. The Citizens’ European hopes once again hang by a thread, with Barcelona once again their potential executioner.Wednesday evening’s clash – live on talkSPORT from 7pm – appears to have more than just a spot in the quarter-finals resting on it though. City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s future reportedly hangs on their endeavours in Europe, and so far he has struggled to make a dent in the continent’s premier competition.But it is not just the Chilean who will be feeling the heat if the reigning English champions crash out again. A number of players are thought to be in the firing line, prompting City’s talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure to call on his team-mates to produce an ‘era-defining’ performance against Barcelona in the Nou Camp.Toure returns to the first team squad, having served his three-match suspension – dating back to his dismissal against CSKA Moscow – but City will be without full-back Gael Clichy who saw red last time out.Pellegrini came in for some heavy criticism for his first-leg tactics, but how will he set out his side on Wednesday?Below is a possible XI for Man City: Yaya Toure returns to the Man City first team 1 1last_img read more

LAX braces for 1.85 million travelers over 10 days

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Some larger airlines have hired up to 500 seasonal workers to assist with flights that are expected to be 90 percent full during the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel rushes, said James May, president of the ATA. On average during the year, planes are 80 percent full at the nation’s airports, according to the ATA. “The Thanksgiving travel season traditionally is the busiest time of the year for air transportation,” May said. “Our customers deserve nothing less than safe and on-time travel, and we will do our best to deliver that.” Due to anticipated crowds and long waits at security checkpoints, travelers at LAX are advised to check in two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights. The airport is expected to be busiest on the day before Thanksgiving, during the morning of Thanksgiving and on the Sunday after the holiday, airport officials said. Peak travel times at LAX are from 6 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Los Angeles International Airport is expected to be as stuffed as a trussed-up turkey during the extended Thanksgiving holiday period, according to projections to be announced today. About 1.85 million passengers are expected to make their holiday pilgrimage through LAX during the 10-day surge that will begin Friday, a 3 percent increase from the same period last year, according to airport officials. “This is one of the busiest periods here at LAX, so we’re advising travelers to arrive early, don’t bring anything illegal and take public transportation or one of the FlyAway buses at Van Nuys, Westwood or Union Station in downtown L.A.,” said airport spokesman Tom Winfrey. Nationwide, about 27 million passengers are expected to take to the skies during the Thanksgiving travel season, a 4 percent increase from last year, according to the Air Transport Association, the industry group that represents the airlines. Although there are no changes to security check-in procedures, passengers were reminded that the “3-1-1” policy for liquids remains in effect for carry-on baggage. That means packing liquid containers no larger than 3 ounces inside a single one-quart zip-top plastic sandwich bag. “We want to see passengers check in early because it’s going to be busier than ever this year,” said Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, which operates security checkpoints at most of the nation’s airports. “I think that demonstrates an increasing confidence in the aviation and security system that TSA offers,” Melendez said. “But passengers have to realize that the process takes some time.” About 210,000 passengers are expected to use L.A./Ontario International Airport during the 10-day travel period, up 5 percent from last year. Travelers using Ontario airport were advised to arrive 90 minutes before domestic flights and two hours before boarding flights bound for Mexico. Airport officials are expected to announce the holiday travel forecast during a news conference this morning at the Encounter Restaurant, located within the iconic Theme Building at the center of LAX. The futuristic-looking eatery was shuttered in March when airport engineers found rust and decay in the structure’s metal frame. Although the restaurant reopened Monday as part of an effort to accommodate holiday travelers, a $10 million repair project on the Theme Building is expected to last until next fall. 310-543-6674160Want 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


first_imgDonegal shoppers are doing ‘berry’ well when it comes to looking after their diets.Strawberries are popular in Donegal according to Tesco.That’s according to Tesco which has analysed the most popular products frequently added to customer shopping baskets across Ireland and has found interesting regional preferences in the nations’ shopping habits.The research has revealed that some products are making shopping lists more regularly in particular counties. It shows that Donegal shoppers are displaying a preference for a healthy start to the day buying proportionally more berries and probiotic drinks than the rest of the country.Breakfast cereals and porridge are the morning fuel of choice for Monaghan and Cavan shoppers prefer cooked breakfasts buying more breakfast meats; sausage, pudding and bacon than the rest of the country.Shoppers from Carlow and Offaly would pair well together for household laundry with Carlow purchasing more detergent and Offaly more fabric conditioner proportionally than the rest of the country.Dubliners purchase proportionally more bagged salad, eggs, cheese and salad ingredients including avocados, beetroot, radish and spring onions. Bread is most popular in Leitrim and Cork with Leitrim stocking up on sliced pan and more shoppers in Cork opting for in-store bakery bread such as baguettes. Laois shopper’s purchase more baby food while Tipperary shoppers are clearly pet lovers, stocking up on more dog and cat food. Saucy Wexford shoppers came out tops for condiments including mayonnaise, tomato sauce and brown sauce while Roscommon shoppers are the cream of the crop buying more milk & cream and Clare shoppers stocking up on butters and spreads.Christine Heffernan, Tesco Ireland Corporate Affairs Director added “It’s interesting to see such diversity across the country when it comes to product preferences. We’re committed to giving our customers the best overall value, range and experience every time they shop in Tesco.“We continue to offer lower prices through our Staying Down campaign with hundreds of products now reduced including well-known brand and own label products that research has shown us matter most to customers. 100% of the fresh lamb, beef, pork, eggs and milk we sell is Irish and sourced from over 13,000 Irish farming families.”DONEGAL SHOPPERS DOING ‘BERRY’ WELL ACCORDING TO SHOPPING SURVEY was last modified: May 25th, 2015 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:berriesdonegalshoppingtescolast_img read more

WATCH: Goalkeeper thinks he’s in FIFA, dribbles 80 yards to start counter attack

first_img Watch Mirko Pigliacelli’s moment of brilliance below… 1 FIFA is an excellent video game, but being just that (a game), it is prone to moments of insanity.And one of those insane moments can be when someone decides to dribble their goalkeeper all the way up to the opposition’s area – trying to score!Whilst this is something one usually only sees in a video game, Trapani keeper Mirko Pigliacelli decided to emulate FIFA and start a counter attack.Losing 1-0 at Frosinone, Pigliacelli collected the ball from a corner and threw it out his box, before chasing after it. He beat one player on the halfway line, and made it to the edge of the Frosinone area before laying it off to a teammate.Despite his memorable antics, Trapani did not equalise from the attack – and the game ended in defeat.You can watch Pigliacelli’s moment of glory below…last_img read more


first_imgMissing Maddie McCann’s parents have described new reports that a former hotel worker allegedly kidnapped their daughter as “pure speculation”.It was reported that detectives in Portugal have interviewed the widow of a 40-year-old man who used to work at the Ocean Club holiday complex in Praia de Luz.This is the hotel where the McCanns were staying when their daughter disappeared on May 3, 2007. The Portuguese daily Correio da Manha said he had been fired from the hotel and may have been seeking revenge.He died in a tractor accident in 2009 but police have interviewed his widow as part of their new investigation, according to the newspaper.Clarence Mitchell, who represents Kate and Gerry McCann, said tonight: “We are aware of reports in the Portuguese press.“They are pure speculation and the McCanns are not going to give a running commentary on every new report.”  MADDIE’S PARENTS SAY CLAIMS SHE WAS TAKEN BY HOTEL WORKER IS ‘PURE SPECULATION’ was last modified: October 30th, 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:hotel workerMaddie McCannmissinglast_img read more


first_imgA PRIEST from Co Donegal spent last night comforting relatives and friends of the dead and injured in the California balcony collapse tragedy in which six people lost their lives.They six people who died in Berkeley were all J1 visa students from Co Dublin.They have been named as Ashley Donohoe  22, from Rohnert Park, California; Olivia Burke, 21, Eimear Walsh, 21; Eoghan Culligan, 21, Niccolai Schuster, 21 and Lorcan Miller, 21. Ms Donohoe has dual Irish-US nationality. Fr Brendan McBride, from Portnoo runs the Irish Immigration Pastoral Centre in San Francisco, rushed to the hospitals to help counsel the injured and the friends of the dead.He will help relatives expected to the flight to the States today.Father McBride (pictured) said families are being provided with all of the support necessary, describing the tragedy as “unbelievably difficult”. Advertisement He said that Irish students have gathered at the hospital, where their friends are being treated.“It is just the worst nightmare for these young people,” he said.Father McBride has been in San Francisco for the past 20 years but always maintains his links with home.A keen golfer, he married Paul McGinley and his wife Ali. Earlier this year the Ryder Cup captain flew to the Golden Gate city to auction golf memorabilia to help Father McBride’s work with the Irish community in California.  Meanwhile officials say the apartment block in Berkeley was completed in 2007, with a final inspection conducted in January of that year.Berkeley mayor Tom Bates said last night: “We are going to fully investigate this particular incident and we are not going to leave any rock unturned.“One of the famous Irish poet’s said it’s a dark, dark day, and it certainly is in Berkeley, so we’re so sad and we feel so humbled that the people of Ireland are reaching out to us, we just wish all the people the best.” DONEGAL PRIEST COMFORTS VICTIMS OF BALCONY COLLAPSE was last modified: June 17th, 2015 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:balcony collapseBerkeleyFather brendan Mcbrideinvestigationlast_img read more