Ferguson thanks medics for life-saving surgery

first_img0Shares0000Recovery: Alex Ferguson thanks medicsLONDON, United Kingdom, July 27 – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson thanked medics for saving his life and said he felt humbled by the huge outpouring of sympathy in his first public comments since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May.The 76-year-old Scot, who won 38 trophies in 26 years in charge at United, praised medical staff in a video message released by the club. Ferguson, who guided United to 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies, remained in intensive care for several days following the emergency surgery.“Hello. Just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” said a healthy-looking Ferguson, whose speech appeared to have been affected a little.“Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So thank you from me and my family, thank you very much.”Ferguson, who stepped down after winning his 13th Premier League title in 2013, said both the care he received and the global reaction to his predicament had touched him deeply.“It’s made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I’ve received from all over the world, wishing me the best,” he said.“And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you’ve given me.”Ferguson ended the message by saying he would be back at Old Trafford to watch United, now managed by Jose Mourinho.“Lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team,” said Ferguson. “In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DOHERTY WELCOMES PLANS TO RELEASE MORTGAGE DATA BY CENTRAL BANK

first_img.DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed confirmation he has received from Finance Minister Michael Noonan that the Central Bank will later this month release aggregated data showing how much of the potential 35% leeway the banks are using under the new mortgage rules.Deputy Doherty said: “This is very welcome news from the Minister that, after my intervention, the Central Bank are moving to release its information showing how much leeway the banks are using. This is very importance because while it is currently looking for submissions on the effect of the rules, the Central Bank has until now refused to release this information.“Through interaction with the Central Bank and Minister I have argued that seeking submissions while not releasing this very important piece of evidence makes no sense. There is a national debate about these rules with many commentators jumping to conclusions without any idea of what use of the leeway the banks are using. “The only evidence we have on this issue is information provided to me in parliamentary replies by Permanent TSB which shows they used only 11% of the permitted 35% in 2015. If that figure proves to be typical of the entire sector then a reappraisal of where the real lending obstacles are would have to take place.“I look forward to seeing the data, albeit in aggregated format, so that it can add to the public debate. These rules are controversial but my party has always maintained that they are necessary. It is concerning therefore to read that the government is set on possibly undermining them with tax plans or top up schemes before we even know if the rules are the actual cause of the difficulties facing some people trying to buy.”DOHERTY WELCOMES PLANS TO RELEASE MORTGAGE DATA BY CENTRAL BANK was last modified: July 18th, 2016 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)last_img read more

RORY’S CHANCES OF PLAYING AT CROKER SCUPPERED – BY SENEGAL JIMMY!

first_imgThe Donegal GAA team’s adopted musical mascot’s hopes of playing Croke Park has been scuppered – by his musical sidekick.Rory Gallagher, whose song ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ has become a huge hit, was hoping to bring his musical partner Senegal Jimmy back from his Lanzarote base for the All-Ireland Final.The song is number 12 in the iTunes charts and has now been viewed more than 200,000 times on You Tube, was played at Croke Park when Donegal beat Cork last Sunday. But rocker Rory said “I can’t find him and he won’t return my calls. It’s all gotten too big for him.“I’m trying to get him to Croke Park with me and play some gigs in the run-up to the final but he obviously has cold feet.“The ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches mania has grown too big for him. He freaks out when he plays to more than 30 people and not he realises how big this thing has become,” said Rory.And the Kilcar musician says that if he doesn’t get to play Croker, then he might not see his heroes because he hasn’t got a ticket. “I have already made lots of calls but it’s not looking good. Donegal fans could fill Croke Park themselves. It’s going to be mental trying to get a ticket,” he said.Indeed the hunt for the golden tickets has already reached fever pitch in Donegal – even before they are printed and before Donegal know if they are playing Mayo or Dublin.GAA County Board Secretary Hugh Martin Martin says Donegal should get an allocation of around 13,000 tickets despite the fact that there was 30,000 Donegal fans at Croke Park for last Sunday’s semi-final.“It is going to be a major problem and we are advising fans to try all their contacts as well.“A certain allocation will go to club members but there is obviously going to be a shortfall locally. “If people have contacts throughout the country then we are advising them to explore all those avenues,” he said.RORY’S CHANCES OF PLAYING AT CROKER SCUPPERED – BY SENEGAL JIMMY! was last modified: August 29th, 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)Tags:Croke ParkJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESRory GallagherSenegal Jimmylast_img read more

Popular local comedian to team up with comedy legend

first_imgLetterkenny funny man Andy McGranaghan will once again be teaming up with Irish comedy legend Jimmy Cricket!The side-splitting duo will perform a gig at An Grianán Theatre in two weeks.The pair previously collaborated before Christmas in the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. Andy has been involved for many years in the local amateur drama scene and in more recent times the local Comedy Circuit appearing regularly at comedy at the vintage room Letterkenny.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Andy explained that he is closing the first half with a twenty minute performance, and has been busy writing new material.“I’m looking forward to it with some trepidation and excitement. Preparing for the gig I am trying to write some new material with a bit of a local flavour, trying to take some events and happenings around the town and country and get a funny angle on them. “Hopefully performing at an Grianan will also prove to be a big inspiration – it being probably the best venue in the North West.”“I have also been preparing by doing gigs in Derry, Belfast, Galway, Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Stranorlar.”Andy also gave Donegal Daily a sneak peak at a few one-liners he has up his sleeve for the night“I have just developed a dating app for couples who like chocolate it’s called Kinder.”“My optician recently went online… now that’s a site for sore eyes.”“Moses was recently voted the most popular prophet of all time… well that’s according to a Red C Poll.” Northern Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket is known for his ubiquitous letters from his “mammy”, prods fun at Irish logic, and wears shoes with L and R for left and right on them; but wears them on the wrong feet!To keep up with Andy’s comedic escapades you can find him on his website, Facebook, or Twitter! He also has videos of his gigs on Youtube.Popular local comedian to team up with comedy legend was last modified: April 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:andy mc granaghanCOMEDYFunnyjimmy cricketlast_img read more

The video to highlight why Man City fans were labelled a ‘disgrace’

first_img Whenever this song is played, Man City fans will boo it Wow, listen to the scream “THECHAAAAMPIOOOOONS” from OUTSIDE San Siro pic.twitter.com/ydwnh408z9— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 18, 2018The match, which they won 2-1, was Inter’s first Champions League appearance in six years and it was a stark contrast to the Etihad where Manchester City hosted Lyon.Fans of the Premier League club are usually heard booing the song when it plays before matches and in the recent game, fans were labelled a ‘disgrace’ by talkSPORT host Jason Cundy.Much of the post-match discussion featured heavily around the empty seats and the impact it had on the team.“They are still in Manchester United’s shadow and, as far as I am concerned, they will be there for a long time,” he ranted. 1 🔴 “They are still in Manchester United’s shadow”🤬 “Not to turn up, those empty seats…It’s a disgrace!”#MCFC fans, @JasonCundy05 has plenty to say to you! pic.twitter.com/DqB98mnSiz— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 20, 2018City, with manager Pep Guardiola banished from the sidelines, lost 2-1 to the French Ligue 1 side. Before this season’s competition began, they were among the favourites to win the whole thing, but defeat marked their fourth consecutive Champions League loss.There was good news this week, however, when it was announced star striker Sergio Aguero was extending his contract by a further year.“I am happy for this additional year,” he told CityTV. “My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.“Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.” Inter fans were clearly up for their first Champions League game of the season as they made a tremendous noise at the San Siro stadium.As the competition’s official anthem played, supporters screamed the words ‘champions’ before their game against Tottenham kicked off.last_img read more

Thirteen years of planning pays off in Soledad Canyon

first_img And it sits at the foot of one of the most scenic trails in the West, a 2,600-mile route that winds through forests, deserts and mountains from Mexico to Canada. Wednesday’s clear blue skies and 80-degree sunshine proved a silent testimonial to the draw of this trail, particularly through Southern California. A quick yet steep climb from the trail head offered a wide vista of the rugged white walls of the canyon, the buttes of the neighboring Vasquez Canyon area and the endless skies. A crow teased a hawk far above the gathering as dignitaries passed the microphone, honoring those who worked hard to make this happen. Among the trail enthusiasts to inaugurate the new facility was 95-year-old Bert Bonnett of Shadow Hills in the San Fernando Valley foothills, who joined a group on horseback. “As often as I can,” Bonnett replied when asked just how often he rides. He and his wife, Bari, are regulars astride mules in the Tournament of Roses parade. Bonnett – “I’ll be 96 in February” – is the oldest living member of the trail users coalition. Coalition President Terry Kaiser, in cowboy hat and boots, said he signed a grant application in November 1999 for $79,000 in state funding for the project. The grant was funded about six years later “and here we are.” In between, brutal fires and floods delayed the progress, but this volunteer force didn’t relent. “This represents a lot of hard work by a lot of people,” said Jody Noiron, supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Thirteen years after trail enthusiasts began planning a trail head deep in Soledad Canyon on a spur of the Pacific Crest Trail, they gathered Wednesday to celebrate the finished product. The Indian Canyon Trail Head near Agua Dulce is the combined work of volunteers who ride horses, hike or ride off-road vehicles and officials with the U.S. Forest Service, the state and the county. “As you can well see, this is a service to everyone who uses the trail,” said Barry Wetherby, secretary-treasurer of the nonprofit California Trail Users Coalition, which coordinated the $290,532 project. The trail head provides parking for horse trailers off Soledad Canyon Road as well as a parking lot for cars. There’s a restroom, a picnic table that was installed moments before Wednesday’s brief ceremony and a ramp to load off-highway vehicles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals And it sits at the foot of one of the most scenic trails in the West, a 2,600-mile route that winds through forests, deserts and mountains from Mexico to Canada. Wednesday’s clear blue skies and 80-degree sunshine proved a silent testimonial to the draw of this trail, particularly through Southern California. A quick yet steep climb from the trail head offered a wide vista of the rugged white walls of the canyon, the buttes of the neighboring Vasquez Canyon area and the endless skies. A crow teased a hawk far above the gathering as dignitaries passed the microphone, honoring those who worked hard to make this happen. Among the trail enthusiasts to inaugurate the new facility was 95-year-old Bert Bonnett of Shadow Hills in the San Fernando Valley foothills, who joined a group on horseback. “As often as I can,” Bonnett replied when asked just how often he rides. He and his wife, Bari, are regulars astride mules in the Tournament of Roses parade. Bonnett – “I’ll be 96 in February” – is the oldest living member of the trail users coalition. Coalition President Terry Kaiser, in cowboy hat and boots, said he signed a grant application in November 1999 for $79,000 in state funding for the project. The grant was funded about six years later “and here we are.” In between, brutal fires and floods delayed the progress, but this volunteer force didn’t relent. “This represents a lot of hard work by a lot of people,” said Jody Noiron, supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Thirteen years after trail enthusiasts began planning a trail head deep in Soledad Canyon on a spur of the Pacific Crest Trail, they gathered Wednesday to celebrate the finished product. The Indian Canyon Trail Head near Agua Dulce is the combined work of volunteers who ride horses, hike or ride off-road vehicles and officials with the U.S. Forest Service, the state and the county. “As you can well see, this is a service to everyone who uses the trail,” said Barry Wetherby, secretary-treasurer of the nonprofit California Trail Users Coalition, which coordinated the $290,532 project. The trail head provides parking for horse trailers off Soledad Canyon Road as well as a parking lot for cars. There’s a restroom, a picnic table that was installed moments before Wednesday’s brief ceremony and a ramp to load off-highway vehicles. last_img read more

CyberloxShop 10 pack Weft Clips 32mm – just okey

first_imgWeft clips, what more can be said 🙂 good value, durable and got them very fast. They have a protective strip which is nice. Strong and durable clips, very pleased with this purchase. I was also able to sew in to my extensions with no problems. A useful product to create own weave styles and plenty enough one pack for a full head job. Here are the specifications for the CyberloxShop 10 pack Weft Clips 32mm:Pack of 10 Black Weft ClipsSize: 32mmFor hair extensions and hair weftsMaterials: Metal / Silicone The clips came quickly, with no problems and they work like a charm. No snagging when removing, they do not move or hurt whilst clipped to the hair and they are comfortable. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend to others. I usually don’t write reviews and i am usually quite sceptical that it the owners or their friends who write them but i honestly thought this products deserved the five stars i have rewarded it and i am a genuine buyer. Arrived on time despite the snow and road conditionsperfect for what i needed. Got a really strong grip on them so they stay in even with my fine silky hair :)they made my weekend night out a one to remember because i could finally have long hair. Reviews from purchasers :Weave clips Just, wonderful. Posted on October 29, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags CyberloxShop Bought these for wefts for row of clip in extensions. I am yet to use the clips but its appears will give a good grasp but i think its too small. I might be buying bigger clips. I saw an online tutorial that said these were brilliant for keeping heavy or bulky cosplay wigs attached so i went for it as they were nice and cheap, they arrived within a couple of days packed nicely and securely, the clips are brilliant and arrived in perfect condition, they’re easy to sew into wigs or hairpieces and do a fabulous job of keeping heavy cosplay wigs on without using millions of hairgrips. Use these for my extensions and they came super fast in the mail, and they are good quality, and at a very decent price. I’ve been very clippy putting these on my hair extensions, great thank amazon i don’t know wat i would do without you. I bought these to use on bonding hair extentions i had bought myself. Cheap and easy to attach to the bonding hair aswell as your own hair. Hair stays in well for the whole day with no need to re-adjust the clips keeping your long hair appearence a good one. Doing your extentions this way dramatically reduces the cost and allows your hair to stay in a good condition. Have not used it yet but i will do one day when i need it, very good for the price as there is lots in there. Although weaker then the previous once but it has not broken yet and there are so many of them. They fit perfectly, they clip securely, such great value for what you are actually getting. Trust me i’ve looked around, in-store, online – this is the best value for money and delivery is super speedy too. I’ve already order four sets. I’m getting into this whole diy thing and i am loving it. They just help so much when making your own extensions. To be honest, i didn’t trust buying these kind of clips online because they could either break, or be cheap quality considering the price (which i love about this product) but these are just as good as they’re. Snap open and close easily, grips very well, has this smooth plastic which doesn’t hurt or pull your hair so they feel very comfortable. I recommend anyone to buy these :). Have been looking for good quality extension clips for ages and finially found them. For such a good price as well. Must admit though that 2 of the clips did not work and wouldn’t clip or sit firmly but the others were great thank youx. They’re almost the same type of quality as my clips that came with my extensions from a salon. These clips are great and very affordable compared to ones brought from other retailers. My daughters extentions hold in great with these. I’ve chosen this rating because i’m happy with the product i would recommend this product, especially on wigs or uparts. Love these little clips, great to reuse as well. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-10-29 19:49:32Reviewed Item 10 pack Black Weft Clips 32mm for Hair Extensions and WeftsRating 4.5 / 5  stars, based on  35  reviews brilliant!!!!!last_img read more

The Military Child’s Experience

first_imgPhoto by Herald Post CC BY-NC 2.0The MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team recently interviewed Isaiah, the 14 year old son of an Army soldier, for his thoughts on being a military child.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What are some of your favorite memories as a military child? I would first like to say that I feel like a normal child. Being a military child has only truly affected me when my father is deployed. When he is home, we are like any other normal family.  One of my favorite memories is picking my father up after a long deployment.What, if anything, has been challenging?One area that has been challenging is having my father be deployed for extended periods of time. During these times I have concern for his safety and this has been the most challenging aspect of being a military child.Has your parent deployed while you were a child? How frequently?Yes, my father deploys often. He usually is gone at least once per year. I once went four straight years without him home for my birthday.If so…What did your parent(s) tell you about their deployment? My parents explained to me that my father deploys in order to protect the freedom we enjoy in the United States.How far in advance were you informed? There is no standard length of time, however, I have never felt surprised by his deployments. My parents are open with me about when he is leaving and we try to prepare together as a family.What would you suggest to other parents that need to prepare their children for an impending deployment?I suggest parents inform their children with enough time to mentally prepare for the deployment. This allows the children time to process what fears they may have about the deployment. After some time has been allowed to process the upcoming deployment, I suggest asking the children about their concerns so they have a chance to share their fears and the parents have a chance to ease those concerns.What were some of your concerns while your parent was deployed and what strategies did you use to manage these concerns?My main concern while my father is deployed is for his safety. I address this concern through prayer. While my dad is deployed I pray for his safety individually and we as a family pray for him together.How can parents support their children through all phases of a deployment (pre, during, and post)?Before deployment parents need to inform their children with enough time to process it. During deployment, parents should update the children about the deployed parent’s living conditions and personal safety. For example, during my father’s recent deployment my mom told me he was working in an office the majority of time. This helped ease my concern for his safety. He also took time to video chat and this helped us remain close. After deployment our family typically transitions very fast and we have not experienced any challenges since he has been home.Have you moved frequently? If so, what strategies do you use to get used to your new “home” and make new friends? What recommendations do you have for adults to help military children through these transitions?I have moved a few times, however, I have been in our current location for five years. Getting involved in church and sports has helped me meet new friends and feel a part of my new community.If you could talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you tell him or her about concerns or anxieties you might have had as a young child with military parents?I would tell younger children who feel anxious to trust in God. God has a plan for your life. God always has a plan.What are some of the things your teachers have done for you at school that has helped you adjust/cope with military family life?My school provided a military life counselor to help military children deal with deployments. I have not used this option however my younger siblings were highly involved with programs at their elementary school with their military life counselor.From your own experience growing up in a military family, what one piece of advice would you give to:Military parents who currently have young children? From my own experience growing up in a military family, one piece of advice I would give military parents who have young children is to get your children involved in activities they are interested in. Keeping them active will help keep their minds off of the deployment.Other children military or civilian?From my own experience growing up in a military family, one piece of advice I would give other military children is to help out your mom. She is forced to do many things on her own while Dad is away and she always appreciates extra help around the house.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

Federer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open; Nadal needs 4

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul A couple of seeded men departed, too: No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 15 Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up.The No. 3-seeded Federer won five consecutive U.S. Open championships from 2004-08 and also was the runner-up twice, including two years ago. But he missed last year’s tournament while taking off the second half of the season to let his back and surgically repaired left knee fully heal.That back, an off-and-on issue for years, flared up again while Federer was losing in the final of the Montreal Masters in August. He didn’t get to fully work on returns or serves, in particular, as the U.S. Open approached. That lack of training and the resulting lack of timing — rather than pain from his back — is what Federer said caused him problems Tuesday night in the first round against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe and again against Youzhny, a former top-10 player who reached the 2006 and 2010 U.S. Open semifinals but is now ranked 101st.“I’m pretty confident that I’m only going to get better from here. That’s a good thing,” Federer said. “Because I’ve played a lot, I definitely found some rhythm now.”He did falter repeatedly Thursday, though.Federer let a lead slip away in the second set and got broken while serving for it at 5-4.“He helped me to come back,” Youzhny said.Federer stumbled again while serving for the fourth set at 5-3, but responded to a break there by breaking right back.Still, Federer’s unforced errors continued to mount in the fifth set — 11 in the first four games alone, including a badly shanked forehand on his first break point at 2-1, a netted backhand on his second, and a long forehand to let Youzhny hold there. Eventually, Federer nosed ahead, aided by the considerable dip in the 35-year-old Youzhny’s level of play.While Federer played his first-round match Tuesday under the roof in Ashe, Youzhny’s opener was postponed until Wednesday because of rain, and he blamed that for his fatigue. His legs started cramping late in the third set Thursday and then reached other parts of his body, even his fingers, by the end. That made it hard to move forward or to jump normally while serving. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He’s also a real man who plays tennis,” Youzhny noted. “He’s not a god.”Well, OK, that’s true. But remember: Federer did not drop a single set en route to his record eighth Wimbledon championship in July. And that he is 37-3 with five titles, including two at majors to raise his record total to 19.Second on that list, with 15, is No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal, who trailed by a set and a break before figuring things out and beating 121st-ranked Taro Daniel of Japan 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in Ashe at night. That followed 20th-seeded American CoCo Vandeweghe’s 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory over Ons Jabeur of Tunisia under the lights.What already was a wide-open women’s bracket became more so when 2004 U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit means five of the top eight women are already gone.Two other seeded women lost to Americans in the afternoon: Shelby Rogers edged No. 25 Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (5) in a tournament-record 3 hours, 33 minutes, and Jennifer Brady eliminated No. 23 Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT Promoters: Pacquiao-Horn rematch won’t happen this year Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning a point against Taro Daniel, of Japan, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK — A bad back prevented Roger Federer from getting ready for the U.S. Open the way he prefers to prepare for a Grand Slam tournament. And it’s showed so far.Federer blamed a lack of proper practice after making an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and being forced to go five sets again before coming back to edge a cramping Mikhail Youzhny 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It is the first time the 36-year-old Federer has played five-setters in both the first and second rounds at a major tournament.“I knew I was going to maybe struggle early on. Maybe I struggled more than I would have liked to. But I’m still in the draw, which gives me a chance. I still believe I’m going to pick up my game and become just more consistent because I’m not playing all that bad,” Federer said. “It’s just that I’m going a bit up and down in waves throughout the match.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGiven that Federer entered the day with a 16-0 career record against Youzhny and a 16-0 mark in the U.S. Open’s second round, one might have thought that their match would be a mismatch.Think again. At 1-all in the deciding set, Youzhny collapsed to the court, grabbing at his right leg after whiffing on an attempted swat at Federer’s lob. Youzhny stayed down for a few moments, then grimaced and limped around for the rest of that game.Afterward, Youzhny chuckled at the mention of having lost all 17 matches against Federer, even leaning back in his chair and joking about how he would have completed the upset if Grand Slam rules were different: “I beat him in three sets now — but we played five sets. But come on, if we played three sets, I already beat him!”Federer, naturally, preferred to look at matters from a different perspective.“I find my way,” he said. “I don’t panic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Watch: Bhangra dancers welcome Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya to the crease

first_imgIndian batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya were welcomed by Bhangra dancers as they walked out to the middle on Day 2 of their warm-up match against Essex in Chelmsford. India, who are playing their only practice match before the five-Test series against England gets underway from August 1, were 322/6 overnight after opting to bat first.Karthik was unbeaten on 82 while Pandya was 33 not out when play resumed on Thursday.India have a huge fan base in England. They have so far played six limited-overs matches (three T20Is and three ODIs). England won the ODI series while India clinched the T20I series before that. In fact, there was overwhelming support for India in the first match of the tour, a T20I which India won convincingly thanks to heroics from Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul.The two batters make their way to the ground with a traditional welcome by the locals.#ESSvIND pic.twitter.com/uqqPt9pOvlBCCI (@BCCI) July 26, 2018India vs Essex: India post 322/6 on Day 1There was some controversy before the practice match against Essex started. What was supposed to be a four-day affair was reduced to a three-day game. Initial reports suggested the visitors were not happy with the ground conditions but it later emerged India wanted to cut down time spent in Chelmsford because of the oppressive heat. Besides, the team management decided it would be a good idea to spend an extra day at Birmingham, the venue of the first Test.Virat Kohli receives Barmy Army’s International Cricketer of the Year awardsadvertisementIndia should be reasonably happy with their practice match so far. Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane failed but Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored fifties and spent valuable time in the middle. Besides, there was a nice moment on the sidelines when the Barmy Army presented the Indian captain with trophies for the International Cricketer of the Year (2016 and 2017).Watch: Dhawan out first ball in tour match vs Essex, Pujara lasts 7 ballsOn Thursday, there was more colour as dancers clad in colourful clothes danced the Bhangra as Karthik and Pandya walked out to bat. Despite the glittering welcome, Karthik, who was unbeaten on 82 overnight, was dismissed off the first ball of the day.Karun Nair, who made a sterling triple hundred against England in 2016, was the next to be dismissed, managing only four. Meanwhile Pandya, who was unbeaten on 33 overnight, reached a classy fifty.last_img read more

2 days agoLiverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supporters

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool reacts furiously to ‘racist’ Origi from own supportersby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have reacted furiously to a banner depicting Divock Origi in Genk.The Reds labelled the flag ‘highly offensive’ after it briefly hung from the second tier in the away end prior to kick-off in Belgium.A Liverpool spokesperson said: “Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick off.”To be clear, the image used perpetuated a racist stereotype.”This is completely unacceptable. We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible.”Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process.” last_img read more

Nebraska Hosted A Top DE Recruit Yesterday

first_imgNebraska flag bearer waves massive Nebraska flag.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 25: A flag bearer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers waves a flag after the first score during their game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 42-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)As Nebraska continues an off-season of recruiting and retooling, some top prospects are trickling their way to Memorial Stadium. Among the latest targets is junior college pass rusher Datona Jackson, who has recently added Nebraska to his list of potential schools.According to Big Red Today, Jackson has decided to add Nebraska to his official visit list, and went to visit on Wednesday.He told the publication that it was Nebraska head coach Scott Frost who convinced him to give the school a look.“He talked me into it,” Jackson said. “I liked what he had to say, and he seems like a pretty good head coach.”Jackson’s official visits have been to Colorado, UCLA, and USC. He is reportedly set to make a visit to Florida this weekend.Though he graduated from high school in 2013, Jackson took several years off before joining College of the Desert, where he quickly made an impact.In just nine games for the junior college, Jackson had 8.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

Experienced full religious freedom in India as vulnerable minority Tibetan Commissioners dissent

first_imgNew Delhi: On Sunday, as there was much ballyhoo and outrage from the usual suspects over the US Religious Freedom Report 2018, with both BJP and MEA rejecting it findings. In a statement, BJP media head and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni said, “The basic presumption in this report that there is some grand design behind anti-minority violence is simply false. On the contrary, in most of such cases, these instances are carried out as a result of local disputes and by (people with) criminal mindsets.” Whenever needed, PM Modi and other BJP leaders have strongly deplored violence against minorities and weaker sections of the society, he added. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France However, Dr Tenzin Dorjee, the Commissioner of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom wrote a powerful dissent note where he disagreed with the tenor of the report on religious freedom in India. He dissented with the view that India’s religious freedom conditions ‘continued on a downward trend’ and that the ‘government allowed and encouraged mob violence’. He said India is an open society with a a robust democratic and judiciary system. He shared his experience of living in India for 30 years as a Tibetan refugee and vehemently defended India’s multi-faith society. He compared it to communist China which ‘systematically, egregiously, and continuously destroyed Tibetan religion, language, culture, and environment’. In comparison he observed, the Tibetan culture and language had flourished in India.(With inputs from DNA)last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins French GP to extend Mercedes unbeaten run to 10

first_imgLw Castellet (France): Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead and continued his relentless run of success on Sunday when he scorched to an emphatic victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix on Sunday. The defending five-time champion repeated his pole-to-flag triumph of 2018 with a flawless drive to his fourth win in succession, sixth this season and 79th of his career. His victory extended Mercedes’ unbeaten start to the 2019 season to eight races and their overall winning streak to 10, the Silver Arrows leaving their main rivals trailing in their wake again. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevIn sweltering conditions, he extended his title race lead over Bottas to 36 points – with Charles Leclerc finishing a strong third following a determined drive in his Ferrari. Max Verstappen was fourth for Red Bull ahead of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari and the resurgent McLaren of Carlos Sainz. Vettel, who started seventh after a troubled qualifying, took a late pit stop for fresh tyres and snatched fastest lap and a track record by 0.024 seconds from Hamilton in the final seconds. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsDaniel Ricciardo was seventh for Renault ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo and Nico Hulkenberg in the second Renault with Lando Norris finishing 10th despite hydraulics problems in the second McLaren. “It’s definitely been a really good weekend,” said a beaming Hamilton. “It’s such a challenge out there and I live that, really trying to find the edge. “I couldn’t do it without this incredible team and we are creating history – and I am so proud to be part of it.” Bottas, who resisted a late charge from Leclerc, said: “Ultimately, Lewis was quicker today and I couldn’t match his pace.” Leclerc said: “I gave it everything, but the Mercedes are just too quick.”last_img read more

The Thursday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Thursday, Nov. 9———CANADA SAYS NO TPP ON THE HORIZON: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada won’t be pressured into prematurely signing a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The U.S. pulled out of the trade deal earlier this year and the 11 remaining signatories have been trying to salvage the deal. Trudeau told reporters at this week’s APEC meetings in Vietnam that Canada won’t sign a deal just because there is pressure to sign a deal.———TRUDEAU TO MEET WITH MYANMAR’S LEADER: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is due to meet one on one with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday. The meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Vietnam will be their first since a crackdown by Myanmar security forces that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into exile since late August. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and the United Nations have said the violence against the Rohingya amounts to ethnic cleansing.———FEDS MAKE CHANGES TO PARENTAL LEAVE: Starting early next month, new parents planning to take leave can spread their federal benefits over a longer period. The federal government’s long-promised changes to parental leave rules take effect Dec. 3. Eligible new parents can take up to 18 months of employment insurance benefits after the birth of a child.———SASK PREMIER ADMONISHES GOVERNOR GENERAL: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has weighed in on the debate regarding comments that Gov. Gen. Julie Payette made recently. Some people say a speech Payette made last week mocked people of faith and appeared to be critical of those who believe in creationism and horoscopes. Wall said on Thursday that Payette’s comments don’t meet the standard of conduct that comes with her position, saying it shows an “insensitivity to millions of Canadian who don’t agree.”———COURTS DEAL WITH PATIENTS ON LIFE SUPPORT: Two Ontario court cases involving people deemed brain dead are generating debate on whether Canadian laws should clearly spell out what constitutes death. The two separate Ontario cases both involve religious objections to the concept of brain death. The lawyer representing families involved in the two cases contends the absence of a legal definition of death creates a grey area, particularly when it comes to issues such as religious accommodation. Some legal and medical experts say enshrining the definition of death in law wouldn’t change much and they caution imposing a rigid definition could create issues down the road.———MONTREAL SHOPPING MALL CRITICIZED FOR BRINGING SANTA OUT ON REMEMBRANCE DAY: Some people are calling for a Montreal shopping mall to reschedule a visit by Santa Claus about an hour before Remembrance Day services are to begin on Saturday. Some people have taken to social media to say Place Versailles is showing a terrible lack of judgement. The mall responded that it isn’t logistically possible to have Santa come another day.———N.S. GOVERNMENT AVOIDS ADDRESSING QUESTIONS ABOUT LACK OF DOCTOR FOR PREGNANT WOMAN: Nova Scotia Health Minister Randy Delorey says a woman halfway through her pregnancy who doesn’t have a doctor is not the norm in the province. Kristen DeJong said on Thursday that she now has an appointment with an obstetrician at the end of the month, but only after months of phone calls to nurse practitioners, clinics and doctor’s offices. Delorey said he was concerned about the number of times DeJong has tried to reach out for help.———IMPERIAL TOBACCO WANTS CIGARETTES REGULATED THE SAME AS MARIJUANA: Imperial Tobacco is urging Canadian governments to use the same approach to regulate tobacco and nicotine as they plan to do for marijuana. CEO Jorge Araya told a business audience on Thursday that his company isn’t looking for a cut in tobacco taxes. He says instead Imperial wants a competitive tax regime for other nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, which represent the future growth of his industry.———TRUMP EXTENDS OLIVE BRANCH TO CHINA: U.S. President Donald Trump has set aside his blistering rhetoric in favour of friendly overtures to China as he winds down a two-day visit to Beijing. He’s trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and doing more to blunt North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Trump is suggesting that if the U.S. and China jointly took on the world’s problems, they “can solve almost all of them, and probably all of them.”———FAMILY OF MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CHURCHGOERS SAYS HIS FAMILY IS IN SHOCK: The father of the man Texas authorities say killed more than two dozen people in a shooting at a small-town church says his family is grieving. Michael Kelley is the father of shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. He spoke to ABC News Wednesday from his Texas home. Authorities say the younger Kelley died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The father says he doesn’t want the “media circus” surrounding the massacre to destroy “our lives, our grandchildren’s lives.”last_img read more

Call me by your name Archiving history present of archrivals India Pak

first_imgNew Delhi: Gujarat in India, Gujrat in Pakistan; Hyderabad here and also there; Delhi Gate in Lahore and Lahori Gate in Patiala. Then there is the favourite sweetmeat of many Indians, the Karachi halwa, while the Pakistanis relish Bengali samosa. Some names have withstood the uneasy decades since Partition, standing out like little beacons of oneness in a landscape fraught with hostility but also hope between two neighbours sharing a border and age-old cultural ties. India-Pakistan, locked into a hyphenated relationship of a shared history and a divided present, is not just about rift but also about the many vestiges of unity that have survived seven decades. It’s about the names of streets, shops, monuments, food and more, say historians and others on both sides of the border. With the recent escalation in tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, this legacy has come under increasing strain. The spotlight of unwelcome attention fell on the Karachi Bakery in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru after the February 14 strike, which prompted the first aerial combat between the two countries since 1971 and led to the capture of an IAF pilot by Pakistan on February 27. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released almost three days later on March 1. The managements of the two stores were told by vigilantes to hide Karachi’, Pakistan’s buzzing commercial centre, from their signboards. Forced to show their Indianness, they also put up a tricolour along with posters reading that the brand was established in 1953 by a Sindhi, Khanchand Ramnani, who migrated to India after Partition and is “absolutely Indian by heart”. The ripple effect of fear could be seen in other cities, including in the national capital, particularly the historic walled city. “All I can tell you is that we are as Indian as anyone standing or doing business in the street out here. Anyone judging our loyalty for this nation by the name of my shop, which is there for over good 50 years now, is despicable,” said an Old Delhi based trader.last_img read more