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Nick Kyrgios right to hate French Open, says Bernard Tomic after exit

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View comments “I agree with him, with everything,” he said during a monosyllabic press conference.“The tournament is not for me.”Tomic’s lack of enthusiasm for the task in hand was encapsulated on match point where a serve he thought was out led him to the net to offer his hand.“I thought the match was over, it would be nice to give him the point because that’s how I felt. But it’s okay. We replayed it.”Accused in the past of not trying in matches and once dubbed by the Australian media as ‘Tomic the tank engine’, he insisted he was at 100 percent on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Cherry Rondina out to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Pretty sure I did (gave his best). But, you know, the surface is not good for me.”“I mean, it’s not difficult. It’s just my game is not built for this surface. Everything I do is not good for it.“But as long as I’m doing the right thing now, for the next month, is important for me. That’s my focus.”That focus, however, does not include where his next tournament will be as Wimbledon fast approaches.“Honestly I have no clue. I’ll go to the hotel and see. I have no idea where I’m playing,” he added.The fiery Australian, who shot to fame by making the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2011 and went on to reach the world top 20, arrived in Paris deep in another slump.Ranked 84 in the world, he retired with illness at Lyon last week against Canada’s Steven Diez, ranked a lowly 262.His most recent Grand Slam appearance in Australia in January was overshadowed by a feud with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt.The head of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley described Tomic as “bad for the culture of Australian tennis”.Tomic is not hoping for a thaw in the cold war anytime soon. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The final set on a chilly and damp Court 14 was over in just 20 minutes and the match in 88 minutes, the quickest of the tournament so far.Fellow firebrand Kyrgios withdrew from Roland Garros with an elbow injury last week but not before saying: “Get rid of the clay, man. Who likes the clay, it is so bad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The French Open sucks compared to this place. Sucks. Absolute sucks.”Tomic, never far from controversy, was happy to concur. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “I haven’t even thought about it since January, so no.”For Fritz, it was a first career win at Roland Garros and backed up a solid season on European clay.The 21-year-old American, ranked 42, was a semi-finalist in Lyon last week, losing to eventual champion Benoit Paire.He also qualified for the Madrid and Rome Masters before falling to Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori respectively.The city is also special for the American — back in 2016, he proposed to his girlfriend Raquel Pedraza in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.The two are now married with a son, Jordan. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card FILE – Bernard Tomic of Australia looks on against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day five of the Miami Open Tennis on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPBernard Tomic suffered a dispiriting exit from Roland Garros on Tuesday and admitted Australian compatriot Nick Kyrgios was right to say the tournament “sucks.”Tomic slumped to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 defeat by Taylor Fritz of the United States, leaving him with just three wins in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookslast_img read more

Paul George’s late 3 lifts Clippers over Thunder

first_imgAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption The Thunder retained possession and Terrance Ferguson inbounded to Gallinari, whose open 3-pointer missed.“The last shot Gallo took, I cringed. I’ve seen that movie before,” said Lou Williams, who had 11 points and nine assists. “Wide open at the top of the key, that’s his shot. Luckily for us it rimmed out.”George hit a free throw with 0.3 seconds left to close it out against the team that traded him to Los Angeles last summer.“The difference in the game was me not fighting through that screen at the end that allowed Paul George to get that final shot,” said Paul, who had forced a turnover by George on the previous play.The Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 90-88. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates.Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer against his old team with 25 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles over the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 on Monday night to improve to 8-1 at home.ADVERTISEMENT Star midfielders beef up Vietnam’s U22 SEA Games roster Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study “It’s any other game but it was fun to see familiar faces and share some laughs,” George said.With the Clippers minus Kawhi Leonard for the third straight game because of a bruised left knee, Oklahoma City tied the score at 86 on a 3 by ex-Clipper Danilo Gallinari. Chris Paul made two free throws after being fouled by George for an 88-86 lead, but George’s 3 put Los Angeles back ahead 89-88.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Montrezl Harrell had 28 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lead the Clippers. George finished with 18 points after scoring 30-plus in his first two games of the season after rehabbing from two shoulder operations.“Offense was spotty all night but we did a great job of making enough winning plays,” Harrell said. “That is just what it comes down to, putting enough stops together and making sure that the defense does not take a lapse even when your offense isn’t going for you.”Paul scored 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, in 29 minutes. Gallinari added 14 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another former Clipper, had 11 points despite five fouls. Gilgeous-Alexander also took a late 3 that missed.Neither team led by more than six points all night.Harrell scored on back-to-back dunks, with George’s alley-oop pass setting up the first one, and he scored another basket before George followed with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead 75-70.The Thunder led 79-78 on a basket by Dennis Schroder before Harrell dominated the final 2:44.Harrell scored eight straight points to give Los Angeles an 86-83 lead.The Thunder led 59-54 on Paul’s 3-pointer in the third. The Clippers revived themselves with a 12-5 run, getting back-to-back 3-pointers from Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green, to head into the fourth leading 66-64. George was limited to a single 3 in the quarter.TIP-INSThunder: Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander were honored with a video tribute from the Clippers during a timeout in the first quarter. “The people were very good to me and I was very happy to see the video,” Gallinari said. Gilgeous-Alexander missed the video because he was talking to his coach. “I’ll have to go and see it later,” he said. … Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) sat out his second straight game. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Clippers: Landry Shamet (high ankle sprain) missed his fourth game in a row. … Assistant coach Sam Cassell turned 50.TURNING IT OVERGeorge had seven turnovers as he continues to adjust to his new teammates.“When you miss a lot of games you’re usually sloppy with the ball,” Rivers said. “All of those things will get better for him as the season goes on.”COMING HOMEPaul hasn’t left Los Angeles completely. His family continues to live here, including his wife and kids who have remained in local schools. His father and brother attended the game, too.“I love coming back here,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in the second game of a local back-to-back at Staples Center. The teams play again at OKC on Nov. 22.Clippers: Host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in the third of five straight home games. Maurice Harkless was then called for a foul on Gallinari that was overturned following a replay challenge by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.“I’m changing my opinion. I think the challenge is good for the game,” joked Rivers, who had been critical of the new rule. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Phone technician charged for stealing phone

first_imgA phone technician, who reportedly stole a phone, was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge.Derwin Singh, 25, of Sophia, Greater Georgetown denied the charge, which alleged that he on August 21 at Merriman’s Mall stole one gold coloured Samsung Galaxy phone valued ,000 property of Gavin Thomas.According to the Prosecution’s case, the defendant went to the Virtual Complainant’s (VC’s) shop at the Merriman’s Mall and asked to borrow his phone. However, while the VC was attending to another customer, the defendant used the opportunity to escape with the phone.Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves told the court that the matter was reported and the defendant was arrested and charged. He was granted bail at the sum of ,000 and is expected to return to court on September 15.In the meanwhile, a Hadfield Street, Lodge resident was bailed at the sum of ,000 when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts also charged for stealing a phone.Garfield Agard, 55, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that he on August 19 at Duncan Street, Lodge, Georgetown stole one cell phone valued ,000 property of Andrea Gibson.The defendant vehemently denied that he stole the phone and revealed that he is constantly being accused by family members for such offenses.He is expected to return to court on August 25.last_img read more

Pogba thinking about league glory

first_img0Shares0000Pogba aiming for Premier League glory with Man Utd. PHOTO/GOAL.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, August 18 – Paul Pogba insists that he is giving no thought to the astronomical transfer fee Manchester United paid for his services and that winning the league title is all that’s on his mind.The France international, who is available for selection this weekend following the completion of his one-match suspension, insists that his £89m price tag does not put any additional pressure on him. “I am just happy to play football. I don’t even think about it [the transfer fee]. It has happened, it is behind me, I am just looking to win the league,” Pogba said, according to The Manchester Evening News.“My ambition is always be the number one and be the best,” he continued. “So the objective is to win the league. We want to go back to the Champions League because that is where we belong.”The 23-year-old was not eligible to appear alongside fellow big-name signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturdayand has also played no competitive football since the final of the 2016 European Championship in June.Despite his lack of match fitness, Pogba is confident that he is ready to take on Southampton on Friday night.“You have to ask the manager but I feel very good and have been training for 10 days. I am okay,” he said.“I am quite used to this. I played the World Cup two years ago when at Juve and three years ago I was at the Under-20s World Cup as well. So I am okay.“It is about your body and I have been training on my holidays.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 9

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United have made a £55m bid for Real Madrid’s 26-year-old midfielder Angel Di Maria. (Daily Express) United will look to sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, from Barcelona if they fail to land Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27. (Daily Express) Manchester City are close to announcing the signing of Porto’s French defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, for £32m. (Daily Mail) Borussia Dortmund say they will do all they can to keep midfielder Marco Reus, 25, at the club, despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. (Metro) Alberto Moreno, 22, will complete his move to Liverpool next week, but only after the Spanish left-back plays a last game for Sevilla against Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup in Cardiff. (Daily Mirror) Atletico Madrid want to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado on loan, but Spurs would prefer a permanent deal for the 29-year-old Spaniard. (Daily Telegraph)  Tottenham are chasing £2m-rated Nigerian winger Moses Simon, 19, after watching him in both legs of Trencin’s Europa League qualifier against Hull City. (Daily Mirror) Everton have agreed a season-long loan with Chelsea for Christian Atsu, 22, after giving the Ghana international assurances that he would get regular first-team football. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Arsenal need three more signings to challenge for the title, claims former Gunners captainExclusive – I don’t fear the sack, claims Cardiff boss SolskjaerExclusive – Vermaelen will join Man United, believes Arsenal legendExclusive – Summerbee: Man United’s revival is great for Man CityVermaelen set for £15m Barcelona move after Man United reject swap deal for Arsenal starVidal wants move as Juventus issue ultimatum – Man United transfer updateDi Maria to Man United latest: Change of heart for winger as Red Devils consider new dealLiverpool face battle to land Real Madrid starNapoli to rival Zenit for Man City flopPremier League sides on alert as Atletico Madrid consider loaning out Spain Under-21 starEverton transfer boost! Torino admit they will be powerless to stop strike star leavingEverton in for Celta Vigo starReports – West Ham target wants Rayo Vallecano returnMalaga in talks with former West Brom forwardMonaco vice president denies recent talks with Real Madrid regarded FalcaoWolfsburg enter running to sign former Chelsea hitmanlast_img read more

No bar on terrorist state migrants

first_imgREVIEW: Questions are raised over nearly 10,000 foreigners with legal U.S. residency. By Pete Yost THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Congress created the program in 1990 to provide up to 55,000 immigrant visas annually to foreigners with low rates of immigration to the United States. Of countries designated by the State Department as sponsors of terrorism, over 2,700 people from Cuba have come into the United States through the program, as have 3,100 Iranians, 3,700 Sudanese and 160 Syrians. Fraudulent visa activity in other countries in the program also is a problem. The GAO report cited a 2002 cable from the embassy in Dhaka in Bangladesh highlighting the ease with which people can obtain genuine identity documents in any assumed identity, including passports. This, said the cable, creates an open door that would enable terrorists wishing to enter the United States to gain legal status. The State Department has taken steps to strengthen the security of the diversity visa program, but the GAO said the department does not have a strategy to address the pervasive fraud reported by consular officers at some posts. The State Department did not consider the diversity visa program to be targeted by terrorists, but a few department officers told GAO investigators that the challenge of verifying applicants’ identities could have security implications. Among the top participant countries in the program, over 36,000 people from Ethiopia have come to the United States through the program, 35,000 from Nigeria, 32,000 from Ukraine and 31,000 from Albania. These nations are not on the State Department’s list of states that sponsor terrorism.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Nearly 10,000 foreigners from states sponsoring terrorism have obtained permanent residency in the United States in the past seven years, congressional investigators say. The State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs did not implement a recommendation to bar aliens from those countries, says the report from Congress’ Government Accountability Office. The GAO focused on the issue after the State Department inspector general pointed to the risk in allowing foreigners from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism to obtain visas under the special diversity visa program. The State Department IG recommended that the Bureau of Consular Affairs propose changes that would bar from the diversity visa program aliens from states that sponsor terrorism. The bureau agreed with the recommendation in principle, but was concerned about the effect of permanently barring aliens who may be fleeing oppressive regimes of states that sponsor terrorism. last_img read more

Holiday shopping is in the cards

first_imgQUESTION: OK, I surrender – this holiday season I’m going to get everyone gift cards. Should I be worried about limits, fees or expiration dates? ANSWER: People are increasingly turning to gift cards as spending hours in a crowded mall looking for that last Xbox, iPod or Elmo grows less appealing. But shoppers should do some research first. The gift cards that require the most diligence are issued by banks and credit-card companies. They can be used practically anywhere the issuer’s credit card is accepted, but are often off-limits for things such as recurring bills, car rentals, pay-at-the-pump gas stations and casinos. More importantly, they expire, and the issuers tend to tack on fees. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAmerican Express gift cards charge a monthly service fee of $2 after a year and $5.95 to replace a lost or stolen card. The card has a “valid through” date – if it expires and you still have funds remaining, you can ask for a check for the amount but American Express will deduct $10. Discover doesn’t charge a shipping fee, but its gift cards deduct a $2.50 dormancy fee after a year of inactivity, and expire after two years. You can request a replacement card for up to 90 days after expiration, but it costs $5. For Visa and MasterCard gift cards, the individual banks that issue them can provide you with fee information. Be sure to ask specifically about upfront fees, dormancy fees, fees to check your balance and fees to get your balance back if the card expires. Gift cards issued by retailers are more restrictive in the obvious sense – the recipient can only spend them at the store – but they usually don’t have fees or expiration dates. So if you know where your friend likes to shop, a store gift card is probably a better choice than a bank gift card. If your friend is a big online shopper, ask if the gift card can be used for Web purchases. Home Depot Inc. gift cards, for example, only can be used for in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation said 92 percent of the leading retailers have no gift card fees. Of the 22 major retailers surveyed this year by online financial information service Bankrate.com, none charged fees for their gift cards, and only Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s had expiration dates. Gift-card laws do vary across states. Bankrate.com recommends checking your state’s consumer protection department for details. In some states, an unused gift card counts as unclaimed property, so after a couple of years, the state can claim it. Here’s some state-specific fine print: American Express does not ship gift cards to Connecticut, Hawaii, Rhode Island or Vermont. Discover does not sell gift cards in those four states, plus Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Tennessee. Macy’s gift cards expire in some states, but not in California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Bloomingdale’s gift cards also expire in some states, but not in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada. Head spinning yet? Some might claim it’s tacky, but no one is going to turn down a wad of greenbacks wrapped in a big red bow. No limits, no fees, no expiration dates.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

Drug shifts benefit stores

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The patent losses come at a particularly fortuitous time for retail pharmacies because the industry is facing Medicaid cuts that analysts say will crimp profits. The new Medicare drug benefit is also expected to negatively affect earnings initially but opinions are divided about its long-term impact. “Without a doubt the generic benefit will offset what else is going on in the industry,” said Meredith Adler, an analyst at Lehman Brothers. Still, she doesn’t see the benefits from increased generic use outweighing the Medicare and Medicaid changes at least until 2008 for Walgreen or CVS Corp. Drugstores earn an average of $11 in gross profit per prescription on a generic drug, while brand-name treatments carry an $8.50 gross profit, according to Mark Husson, an analyst at HSBC Securities. Adler estimates that the average gross profit is $5 more for generics than for brand-name drugs. That’s because health care providers such as insurers and pharmacy benefit managers provide drug stores with financial incentives of good reimbursement rates to dispense generic drugs. They do that because using generic drugs saves vast amounts of money, as they are substantially cheaper than their brand-name counterparts. Also contributing to the higher profit margins are generics’ low acquisition costs and rebates manufacturers provide to the stores, according to a report by Scott A. Mushkin, an analyst at Bank of America Securities Physicians aren’t always aware that generic drugs are available so pharmacists often call doctors to see whether they would approve a switch. Such transactions cost money, which is one reason for the incentives, said CVS Corp. Chief Financial Officer David Rickard. NEW YORK – Often in business, one industry’s loss is another’s gain. As the pharmaceutical industry suffers through a period of extensive losses of patents on key drugs, retail pharmacies are reaping the benefit because they earn substantially more money dispensing generic medicines than brand names. Last week, Walgreen Co. said higher sales of generic drugs helped push its first-quarter profit up 5 percent, besting Wall Street’s estimates and increasing its stock price. Sales of generic drugs were driven higher by nonbranded versions of Sanofi-Aventis Group allergy medication Allegra, Walgreen said. Benefits from patent losses are expected to accelerate because the pharmaceutical industry entered a period of intense patent losses last year. Lehman Brothers estimates that branded drugs with total sales of $70 billion in 2005 through 2010 will face generic competition. This year, Lehman anticipates the industry will relinquish $11.8 billion in sales to generics as numerous drugs including two of the 10 top-selling drugs in the United States – Merck & Co.’s cholesterol pill Zocor and Pfizer Inc.’s antidepressant Zoloft – lose exclusivity. Zocor and Zoloft lose patent protection in June so Rickard said the benefit from those switches won’t really manifest themselves until late in the year with the primary effect coming in 2007. Lehman says the pharmaceutical industry will lose an additional $14.9 billion to generics next year, led by Pfizer Inc.’s blood pressure drug Norvasc. Cuts to Medicaid, the health program for the poor funded by the federal and state governments, are slated to begin in 2007 so the generic benefit is well-timed, Rickard said. He added that it is difficult to assess the full extent of the Medicaid cuts because drug stores might be able to negotiate higher fees from the states to compensate for losses in federal funding. Still, Rickard believes the boost in profits from generics will compensate for losses caused by Medicaid changes. Medicare, the program for the elderly and disabled, added a prescription drug benefit that began this year. Now individuals who were receiving drug benefits from Medicaid but are also eligible for Medicare will get their medications through the latter. Known as “dual eligibles,” they were automatically enrolled in a Medicare plan beginning Jan. 1 if they didn’t choose one. That’s bad news for pharmacies because Medicaid pays better than Medicare. Rickard said that will hurt profits in the first half of the year. However, he said as more individuals sign up for the drug benefit it should help profits. That’s because one-third of people picking up a prescription buy something else while in the store. “I think economically the Medicare drug benefit is good for the industry,” Rickard said. Adler doesn’t disagree with Rickard’s logic, but says the program is just too new and there are just too many variables involved in the program to deem it a positive yet. She estimated that the impact from Medicare and Medicaid would cost CVS 12 cents per share in earnings during 2007, while generics would add 9 cents to earnings per share. Walgreen will also add 9 cents per share from the generic benefit, but changes in the two government programs will cost it 10 cents per share. However, in 2008, the 16 cents of earnings per share Walgreen will earn from generics will be more than the 12 cents per share it will lose from Medicare and Medicaid. And the 16 cents per share CVS will earn from generics will outweigh the 13 cents loss per share from Medicare and Medicaid. “Without the impact from generics, things would have looked a whole lot worse,” Adler said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Jazz Fest plays without Fats

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fats Domino, the headliner for Jazz Fest’s final day, canceled his performance just hours before he was to take the stage Sunday.“He wasn’t feeling well, so we took him to the doctor. He’s OK, but he doesn’t feel up to performing,” longtime friend Haydee Ellis said.Domino, 78, lost his home, his pianos and his gold and platinum records in Hurricane Katrina.His scheduled performance at the 37th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was to be his first since he was rescued by boat from his flooded home in the Ninth Ward after Katrina struck on Aug. 29. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHe briefly greeted the crowd on the stage where he had been scheduled to play, apologizing for canceling his performance and thanking fans for supporting the festival.Local musicians and others including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Paul Simon performed at the six-day events. – Associated Presslast_img read more

Killyclogher to host Ulster final double header for Termon, Naomh Muire

first_imgKILLYCLOGHER WILL host a double-header of Ulster ladies finals action for Donegal teams on Sunday-week.Termon and Naomh Muire will vie for Ulster glory in senior and junior finals at the County Tyrone venue.Termon, who defeated St Macartans in Sunday’s senior semi-final, will face Donaghmoyne at 3pm on Sunday, October 27. That follows the Ulster Junior final between Naomh Muire and Edendork, which gets underway at 1pm.Killyclogher to host Ulster final double header for Termon, Naomh Muire was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:KillyclogherNAOMH MUIRETermonlast_img read more

Robbie Neilson wants to extend Hearts stay with new contract talks

first_img“The coaching staff were put on the back-burner until that was done. Now that has been done, we will take a look at our new deals.“I’m really enjoying my time here. There is still a huge amount of work to get done. There’s a lot of progression to be made and I’d like to be part of it. “It’s great [that the chairwoman wants to open talks]. The club is in a great place right now and everyone here wants to stay as long as possible. “We have the performance centre opening in the summer so that will take us to the next level. To be part of that as a coach is great. Robbie Neilson wants to extend his stay at Hearts with talks over a new contract for the Jam Tarts boss now under way.The 35-year-old has so far enjoyed a successful two seasons in charge of the Tynecastle club, winning promotion last year and leading the capital side to third place in the Premiership this term.Now Neilson is hoping to remain at Hearts beyond his current contract, which is set to expire in the summer of 2017.“The priority during January was the players – getting guys in, guys out and extending some contracts,” he said. “We have a five-year plan but we’re probably ahead of schedule. The ultimate aim is to get to a level where we can compete for a title. Aberdeen are showing it can be done this season and we want to get to that level too. “We’re not there at this moment but I think we could be in a couple of years. I’d like to play my part.”last_img read more

England 2-1 Scotland: Historic match ends in narrow loss

first_imgScotland fell to a 2-1 defeat to England in their World Cup opener in Nice.Nikita Parris and Ellen White scored to put England 2-0 up and though Claire Emslie scored Scotland’s first ever goal at a World Cup finals with 11 minutes to go, England held on to take three points.A crowd of 13,188 arrived at the Allianz Riviera,with plenty Scots cheering on the side against a team ranked third in the world and Shelley Kerr’s side looked comfortable enough in the opening stages.But after an England attack in the 14th minute, a VAR review saw them awarded a penalty when the referee awarded handball against Nicola Docherty after watching a slow motion replay. Parris stepped up the spot and made no mistake with the penalty. That early setback put Scotland on the back foot and England grew in confidence and got further reward five minutes from the break when Ellen White curled a shot past Lee Alexander.Kerr’s half-time team talk appeared to have the desired effect, with England’s surges up their right flank curbed after the restart but Phil Neville’s team still enjoyed the lion’s share of the chances.Scotland still probed for openings and when one came after 79 minutes, they took it. Steph Houghton misplaced a pass out from the back, Scotland’s Lisa Evans intercepted and slipped it to Emslie and she scored under pressure. The goal lifted Scotland but England kept calm to see out the remaining minutes.Scotland now look towards their match against japan on Friday where they’ll aim to get their first points on the board.last_img read more

8 Business Features Coming with the Windows Phone 7 Mango Update

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts klint finley Mobile access to documents: Mango will add the ability to share and save documents though Office 365 and Windows Live SkyDrive.Pinnable e-mail folders: You’ll be able to pin specific e-mail folders or RSS feeds to the start screen. For example, if you have a folder or feed for a particular project, you’ll be able to quickly access it.Conversation view in e-mailE-Mail server search: Mango will add the ability to search for old e-mail stored on the server, not just on phone.Lync: A mobile client for Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications platform, will be available as a free download around the time Mango is released. No word yet on how or if it will integrate with Skype.Support for stronger passwords: Mango will support complex alpha-numeric passwords, which will improve security.Information Rights Management support for e-mail and documents.Support for hidden Wi-Fi netowrks.The improved security features, along with access to documents, will finally make Windows Phone 7 an option for the enterprise. Tags:#enterprise#mobile Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Today at the TechEd conference Microsoft announced several forthcoming Windows Phone 7 features for business users. The next release, codenamed Mango, will include several improvements in both productivity and security. Microsoft announced many other features coming in Mango last month at MIX. You can read all about it here.Mango is expected by the end of the year. Here’s a list of what business users can expect. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar: Stuart Binny will lend balance to Indian team

first_imgFormer captain Sunil Gavaskar today said all-rounder Stuart Binny would lend much needed balance to the Indian team which is keen to bounce back after an embarrassing defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka.Binny was drafted into the Indian squad as the 16th member after India lost the Galle Test by 63 runs.”I think it will be a very good pitch. It may help the seamers on the first day and half an hour everyday. If you want somebody who can have proper seam bowling to fill in some overs and then bat also, Binny is the man. He will lend balance to the team,” Gavaskar said ahead of the second Test which starts in Colombo tomorrow.”Binny can be the bowler who can give rest to your main bowlers and also get a wicket,” he added.But Gavaskar said if India goes with three specialist fast bowlers, he would pick Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be the third seamer in the team. Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron were the two specialist pacers in the first Test.Also read:  5 things Team India needs to do to level series”If you are going with three specialist seamers, then I feel Bhuvneshwar should be included as he can swing the ball.Nobody can swing the ball in the Indian team better than Bhuvi and he can also be very stubborn down the order as he did in England,” said the former captain.Gavaskar said that veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who performed poorly in the first Test may have to sit out.advertisement”I don’t think that Harbhajan will play in the second Test. Flying in Binny clearly indicates that one spinner from the Galle Test will be out,” he told NDTV.Gavaskar reiterated his earlier view that captain Virat Kohli should bat at number three and lead from the front.”By far he is the best batsman in the Indian team. A captain should lead by example and Kohli should bat at number three,” said Gavasakr.”He (Kohli) talks about the number four spot but why did he come at number five at Galle. He should have come at number four at Galle,” he said.Asked whether Cheteshwar Pujara should be included in the team for the second Test, Gavaskar said, “Pujara is a solid player. If the ball swings around early in the innings and in the mornings, he is the right man.last_img read more

NBA Recap, 9/1/19 – Warriors crush Knicks as Thompson delivers

first_imgAdvertisementKlay Thompson’s 43 points led the Golden State Warriors past the lowly New York Knicks by 122-95. Klay was 17-26 from the field and did not attempt a single free throw in the game. On the other hand, no Knicks player could score even 20.The 76ers found an unlikely hero in their 132-115 win over the Wizards. Landry Shamet was the top scorer in the game with 29 points, and his side eased to the victory in Philadelphia.Cleveland’s poor start continued, as the Pacers beat them 123-115. The Cavaliers have won just 8 of their 41 games this season. Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic’s triple double of 29 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds propelled the Nuggets over the Heat in a 103-99 win.The Raptors won a close game in Toronto, defeating the Hawks 104-101. Russell Westbrook had 16 assists to go with his 25 points, but the Thunder fell anyway, losing 119-117 to the Timberwolves.The Suns claimed a rare win as they delighted their home fans with a 115-111 win over Sacramento. Meanwhile, 27 points and 10 assists for Lou Williams off the bench enabled the Clippers to win easily against the Hornets by a 128-109 scoreline.That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same!Advertisementlast_img read more

Mitchell Marsh out of ODI series against Pakistan

first_imgAhead of a crucial Test tour of India, Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against Pakistan with a shoulder injury.”Mitchell has had an ongoing shoulder injury which we have been managing but it is now at a point where he is unable to function at the level required. He now requires a period of rest and rehabilitation in order to return to full fitness,” said David Beakley, physiotherapist with the Australian team. (Also read: 2nd ODI: Mohammad Hafeez fifty helps Pakistan level series vs Australia in Melbourne)Batsman Chris Lynn will also return to Brisbane to consult with his specialist regarding his ongoing neck injury.Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) said that Peter Handscomb has been added to the squad and a replacement for Marsh will be confirmed in due course.”Unfortunately Chris has re-aggravated his existing neck injury and is currently unable to function at a level required to play a match. He will  not travel with the squad to Perth, and will  instead return to Brisbane tomorrow to be reviewed by his specialist. Following that consultation and seeing how he responds to treatment we will be able to determine whether or not he can take part in the remaining two one-day international matches in Sydney and Adelaide,” said Beakley.Meanwhile, NSP has also advised that fast bowler Mitchell Starc will miss the match in Perth and re-join the squad in Sydney for the third ODI.Interim National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “Mitchell has had a very big six months and played a significant amount of cricket. We needed to find an opportunity to give him a break and with his schedule in the comings months we believe now is the appropriate time to give him a match off.”advertisementlast_img read more