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Wozniacki crashes out, tells opponent: ‘You won’t go far’

first_img“I don’t know that she would be able to keep up this level for the rest of the tournament,” she added.Russian world number 35 Makarova, who next faces Czech world number 66 Lucie Safarova, shrugged off Wozniacki’s unflattering summary of her chances.“I don’t know what to say. Yeah, maybe I was lucky today. Good for me. Thanks God!” she told WTA Insider.Flying ants also did their best to darken Wozniacki’s mood.The former world number one asked the umpire if there was something that could be sprayed to keep the bugs away.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES MOST READ Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark leaves the court after being defeated by Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in their women’s singles match on the third day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world number two suffered a shock 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat against Ekaterina Makarova in the second round on Wednesday before telling the Russian: “You won’t go far.”Wozniacki, plagued by an invasion of flying ants during the Court One clash, saved five match points but has now failed to get past the last 16 in 12 visits to the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 30-year-old has twice made the semi-finals at a major — both at the US Open in 2014 and 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Froome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour de France in peace ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “They’re in my mouth and in my hair and everywhere — we need to do something. Is there a spray?” she said.“I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs.”Wozniacki arrived in south-west London in good form on grass following her victory at the Wimbledon warm-up event in Eastbourne last week.But once again she exits Wimbledon in embarrassing style, leaving the grass-court Grand Slam as the only one of the four majors at which she has never reached the quarter-finals.Makarova insisted in the aftermath of her victory that she had tried not to think about the match points slipping away.“I couldn’t win with a lot of match points, but I kept fighting and playing an aggressive game and finally it worked,” said Makarova who had led 5-1 in the final set.“I was really nervous, because you need to win this point.“When it was 5-5 I started thinking about those match points on my serve at 40-0.“But I told myself ‘no, you are not going to lose this match’. I forgot it and started over.”Makarova, playing in her 44th consecutive Slam, is hoping to emulate her run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals four years ago when she was beaten by Safarova It was a bitter defeat for the 27-year-old Dane, who was expected to challenge for the Wimbledon title after winning her maiden Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open in January.Wozniacki then told Makarova not to get too optimistic about making a deep run at the All England Club despite the Russian winning the women’s doubles title in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think she played above her level and really raised it and got a little lucky and played well when she needed to,” sniffed Wozniacki who had lost to the 30-year-old in the second round of the US Open last year.Wozniacki had won all of their seven previous meetings up to that point. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Zverev, now under the tutelage of Ivan Lendl, said he is pleased with his overall progress, even if a maiden Grand Slam remains elusive.“I think every year you feel more mature. Every year you spend on tour, you feel kind of different,” he said.“Last year was the first time I kind of broke through to the top 10 and was a top-five player.“It’s always easier to get there — but then staying there is always the tougher part.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Usain Bolt scores 2 goals in first A-League trial start Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img The 31-year-old from Serbia is in blistering form, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open in recent months, after having elbow surgery in February.The second seed is desperate to grab injured Rafael Nadal’s year-end number one ranking.Djokovic and Zverev met on clay in the final of the Rome Masters in May last year, the 21-year-old German winning 6-4, 6-3.Djokovic, who endured a turbulent last season with injury and off-court issues, said they were “both different players” now.“I wasn’t — I feel like — playing as well as I’m playing today,” he warned.“But also he has improved a lot and he has established himself as a top player.“It’s going to be definitely a close match.”Touted as a potential future multiple Grand Slam winner, fourth seed Zverev eased past Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai semi-final.The 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Briton seals Zverev’s place in the season-ending ATP Finals in London next month, which bring together the top eight men.The top four players in the world — Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro — had already qualified for London. Zverev is ranked fifth. Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after winning against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)Roger Federer blazed into the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Kei Nishikori as the Swiss great’s title defense belatedly caught fire on Friday.The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the Croatian defeated unseeded Australian Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT “I saw Kei was playing extremely aggressive, especially towards the end of the second set,” said the Swiss world number two, who has been content with his form this week despite being pushed to three sets in his other two matches.“I knew I had to step it up too, and I was able to do it, so it’s a good feeling to have, no doubt about it.”– Djokovic wary of Zverev –Djokovic said that he was relishing facing “top player” Zverev after the 14-time Grand Slam champion beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7/1), 6-3.Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed.ADVERTISEMENT The other semi-final tees up Novak Djokovic against young German star Alexander Zverev, just the second time they will have met.The 37-year-old Federer was forced to battle through the first two matches of his title defence, first to Daniil Medvedev and then Roberto Bautista Agut.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 ChrissBut he put Nishikori under the cosh immediately, breaking the eighth seed in the first game of both sets, though the Japanese did well to recover and force a second-set tie break.Federer had to play catch-up in the tie break and said afterwards that he was relieved to avoid another three-setter. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

CIty Hall still withholds AG requested audit records

first_img…Mayor unaware of Council’s statusThe Audit Office of Guyana is still awaiting documents from the City Hall to complete an audit into its financial affairs, and this process remains delayed while the Mayor is unaware as to why or when these records will be provided.Audit Office of GuyanaWhen contacted on Friday, Auditor General Deodat Sharma told this publication that the audit is still delayed because officials of the Council are yet to submit relevant documents.“It is delayed. Once we get the records, we can continue. They have to supply the documents that were needed so it is ongoing,” he stated.However, Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine could not supply the specifics on when Council plans to meet these requirements. Furthermore, he positioned that the Town Clerk is responsible for those undertakings.“I am unaware of that. The Town Clerk would know,” the Mayor positioned.Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj NarineThe decision to conduct an audit stemmed from the alarming findings of the Commission of Inquiry, which exposed financial irregularities and mismanagement at the Council. Lone Commissioner, retired Justice Cecil Kennard had called for the Audit Office of Guyana to conduct a forensic audit into the entity’s management even as officers are being disciplined.Recently, there have been reports in the media that City Hall has failed to submit a large percentage of the required documents for the Audit Office to continue the inspection.During the CoI hearings, financial records from the Audit Office were presented by the Audit Manager, Dhanraj Persaud, which showed unaccountability for millions of dollars.As he delved into the matter, Persaud showed that Central Government, through the Communities Ministry, had supplied funds for city restoration projects at a sum of $300 million in 2015 and in 2016, another $200 million was injected into the initiative which totalled an overall balance of $500 million.However, when checks were made into the pieces of evidence presented for the expenditure of these projects, $70.489 million was unaccounted for.“For 2016, Council did not produce evidence to account for amount totalling $70.489 million,” he said.It was related that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has a history of failing to source records. In the course of six years which date back to the period from 2006 to 2011, there have been no financial records for the disbursement of monies at City Hall. Additionally, for the year 2005, documents were submitted but an audit could not be completed because the files were “damaged”.Persaud said, “A few documents were submitted [in 2005] but those are the ones that were damaged”.The Audit Manager stood before the Commission as he explained what was relayed to them by the Council, adding that the organisation would’ve inquired about the absence of the report but no explanation was pronounced. In 2012, records were also damaged but from 2013 to 2015, some amount of files was presented for auditing, for which they were able to inspect and extract information.According to the Auditor General’s 2015 Report, there were several “discrepancies” in the way the sums of money allotted to the City Council had been spent during that year.After examining 212 payment vouchers, a number of inconsistent points were reportedly found, including hundreds of instances wherein there was no evidence that the validity of payment vouchers had been certified by the accountant or other authorised officer before being payable.last_img read more

Holocaust scholar attacked in hotel

first_imgA posting on a virulent anti-Semitic Web site Tuesday by a person identifying himself as Eric Hunt claimed responsibility. SAN FRANCISCO – Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust scholar Eli Wiesel was dragged from an elevator and roughed up, possibly by a Holocaust denier, during a peace conference at a San Francisco hotel last week, police said Friday. According to San Francisco Police Sgt. Neville Gittens, a man approached Wiesel in an elevator and requested an interview with the acclaimed author on the evening of Feb. 1 at the Argent Hotel, which was hosting the forum sponsored by the San Francisco-based RockRose Institute. When Wiesel consented to talk in the hotel’s lobby, the man insisted it be done in a hotel room and dragged the 78-year-old off the elevator on the sixth floor, Gittens said. The assailant fled after Wiesel began to scream, and Wiesel went to the lobby and called police. Gittens said police are investigating the incident as a crime. Wiesel couldn’t be immediately reached for comment at Boston University, where he teaches, or through his institute in New York. 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

Fort St. John and Dawson Creek included in B.C. budget consultation tour

first_imgFort St. John’s will be held on October 16, while Dawson Creek’s will take place on October 7. The province-wide sessions will start once the Ministry of Finance releases the Budget 2013 Consultation Paper. Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Dan Ashton says the public’s input will help in making decisions about the upcoming budget. “The committee would like to hear British Columbians’ priorities and financial concerns for next year’s provincial budget,” he says. – Advertisement -“We encourage any interested individuals and organizations to attend a public hearing or to make a submission,” adds Deputy Chair Mike Farnworth.This year, the consultation process will include 17 public hearings in various B.C. communities, as well as video conference sessions for an additional four locations, including Fort St. John. The public is encouraged to provide input on the issue by attending the public hearings, sending a written submission, or responding to an online survey. The deadline for public input is October 16, 2013 and the Committee will release its report by November 15. Advertisement To register for the upcoming hearings, contact the Parliamentary Committee Office by either calling 1-877-428-8337 or by emailing FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca by September 10.last_img read more

Alberta oilpatch worker death heading to court

first_imgHe sustained a serious head injury at a worksite approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Grande Prairie, and died a day later. He was struck in the head by rotating equipment on a drilling rig, but the oilfield services company wasn’t charged until November of 2012.According to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, in cases where workplace safety is in question, it’s not unusual for 24 months to elapse before pressing charges. The newspaper report quotes Lisa Glover, an OHS public affairs officer, as saying that technically under legislation from the date of the incident the agency has two years less a day to lay charges. To read the full Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune article, click here.- Advertisement –last_img

NORTH WEST 10K: PICTURE GALLERY 2

first_imgCan you spot yourself on the donegaldaily.com picture gallery from the North West 10k in Letterkenny? We all had a terrific day and we’ll do it all again next year………..when the blisters heal! NORTH WEST 10K: PICTURE GALLERY 2 was last modified: May 1st, 2011 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:letterkennyNorth West 10klast_img

IRISH SOCCER STAR TO THE ‘FORE’ IN LETTERKENNY!

first_imgEverton and Republic of Ireland international soccer player Shane Duffy pictured at Letterkenny Golf Club Open Week. Shane’s fourball included his father, Michael, Eugene Gallagher and Pat Bonner.He is more used to playing in front of tens of thousands for Everton and Ireland.But Premiership soccer star Sane Duffy was under a very different type of pressure on the greens of Letterkenny Golf Club at Barnhill this week.Shane, whose father Michael hails from Letterkenny, played a four ball as part of the club’s Open Week. We are reliably informed that Shane was pretty handy around the course.  IRISH SOCCER STAR TO THE ‘FORE’ IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: July 2nd, 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:Letterkenny Golf clubShane Duffylast_img read more

Johnny Cueto strong again in Giants victory

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto’s comeback from Tommy John surgery continues to be an unqualified success.The 33-year-old right-hander pitched his second scoreless start since returning to the majors Sunday and the Giants beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 after Mike Yastrzemski scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning.With a crowd of 39,663 at Oracle Park for Star Wars Brandon Crawford bobblehead giveaway day, the force was definitely with Cueto again. He allowed the leadoff hitter on base each of …last_img

MTN to up African music offering

first_imgCCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. “With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. Growing demand for digital content Vast catalogue of African music “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. 23 June 2011 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more