Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll

first_imgView comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “You can cut down the season by half and then if there is an injury we cut it down half again, and at the end we play two months of the year eventually and we’ll still be injured because now we’re not playing enough,” Federer said.“The guys who are hurt lately, it’s mostly because they are 30-plus. Wear and tear just takes its toll. Maybe some players have just had enough of playing hurt and told just themselves, ‘When I come back I just want to be 100 percent.’“I don’t think there needs to be that much addressing, because the players they have the option not to play as much.”Nadal cited different ball contracts for the US Open and its main tuneup events as a problem that could be resolved.“That’s very bad for the wrist, for the elbow, for the shoulder. That’s bad,” Nadal said. “There are contracts but there’s some ways that you can fix it.”ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu ‘Playing without thinking’Nadal supported an experimental change used in qualifying to allow coaching, but drew the line at a 25-second shot clock.“Depends on what the fans want. If the fans want short points and players playing without thinking, only going for the shots, maybe is good,” Nadal said.“If you want to have matches like the three finals I played here with Novak, the kind of match the crowd is more involved because the points are so long, well, you cannot expect play 50 shots’ rally and in 25 seconds be ready to play the next point.“I think that’s not possible for a great show. But if you don’t want a great show, of course it’s a great improvement.”Most assuredly, New York fans love nothing more than a show and Nadal can’t wait to give them one when he opens play Tuesday.“Excited to start the US Open,” he said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re seeded one or 20, for me always is special to play here.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Legacy cemented, Huelgas looks at bigger picture “Don’t forget we’re not 21 anymore,” said Nadal. Stan is 32. I am 31 and a half almost. Novak is 30. Andy is 30. We are not that young anymore, so it’s normal that we had some things. That’s coincidence that it happens at the same time.”The superstar Spaniard also noted such past stars as Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras were not playing at such an advanced age.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Don’t forget that Sampras probably at my age was not playing tennis, Borg was not playing tennis. A lot of great players were not playing tennis at our age,” Nadal said. “Is normal that we are still playing, we try our best, but it’s normal that we have more troubles during this.”Asked if the schedule needed to be trimmed to ease the workload, 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer took that idea to extremes. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. APNEW YORK, United States — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and third-ranked Roger Federer sounded alarms against changes in tennis Saturday even as Britain’s second-ranked Andy Murray joined the injured list at the US Open.Murray withdrew with a sore left hip from the year’s final Grand Slam that starts Monday on the New York hardcourts, joining 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori and Canada’s Milos Raonic among the injured.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

A tribute to a great Guyanese: Harold Drayton

first_imgDear Editor,It was with deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of Dr Harold Drayton. His role in the creation of the University of Guyana was indeed significant. Yet it is not widely known.Harold Drayton, like many young professionals of his day, was captured by the vision of Cheddi Jagan and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for building a free, independent and progressive country based on the principles of peace, equality and social justice.He became acquainted with Cheddi Jagan while still a student at the University of the West Indies. He shared most of Cheddi’s views.After the 1961 General Elections, Cheddi Jagan began taking steps to prepare the country for independence. He began working to create the institutions that would be important to build the human and physical infrastructure of an independent nation. Cheddi’s concept of independence and sovereignty was not limited to merely a declaration of independence.To defend that independence, he had to think about making the economy strong, viable and competitive.He simultaneously needed to build the human capital for such a project.It was then that he turned to Harold Drayton, who by then, was an accomplished academic. At that time he was teaching in Ghana.It was not accidental that Drayton chose Ghana to persue his work. Ghana was one of the leading countries in the National Liberation Movement; led by one of the most progressive intellectuals, Dr Nkuma. It was the first country in Africa to break the chains of colonialism. Ghana became independent in 1957 and Drayton went there to assist to build a free Ghana.Cheedi Jagan realised that he needed a knowledgeable person, a person who understands all the ramifications of establishing a university. His mind turned to Drayton whom he felt was the man for the job. He was not wrong.Harold Drayton took up the challenge and returned home to get the job done.It was a herculean task.It was the first time in history that a colony was moving towards and eventually did establish a university. The University of Guyana (UG) has that distinction of being the only university ever established in a colony.Moreover, the atmosphere at the time was extremely difficult. There was great opposition to the university’s formation from inside and outside Guyana.Locally, the main Opposition party, the People’s National Congress (PNC), was greatly opposed to it. Indeed, the then leader of the party labelled the UG, derogatorily as ‘Jagan Nigh School’.He did so because Jagan saw the urgency of beginning UG and was not prepared to wait until new buildings were built. UG started its work at Queens College in October 1963.In the meantime, a search was made to identity where the university would be established.Consideration was given to many sites, including the National Park.However, it was felt that the park was too small and eventually settled on the Turkeyen area.Harold Drayton was the leading person implementing the decisions of the committee to establish UG, set up by Cheddi Jagan and CV Nunes.The PNC even threatened to close UG if they were elected to office. That party eventually came to its senses when it recognised the political costs of doing so.There were also opposition from the Region. Eric Williams, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, came to the then British Guiana to dissuade Cheddi Jagan from establishing UG. Needless to say he did not succeed.At the same time there were politically instigated riots in the country. Just like in the last three years of the PPP/Civic Government, the then Opposition tried everything to sabotage developmental projects. At that time, the PNC and the United Force became tools of outside forces and fomented racism and division of our people.Drayton stood strong to see the UG project through. It was he who introduced Cheddi Jagan to professor Hogbury, the world renounced mathematician. The Professor became the first Vice Chancellor of the university. After the establishment of UG, Drayton took on added responsibilities and lectured in that institution.Harold Drayton’s works now stands as a monument to him. He was part of a heroic group that stood by Cheddi Jagan in difficult times. Whenever we reflect on UG, the names Cheddi Jagan, CV Nunes and Harold Drayton must always be remembered.I extend deepest sympathies to his survivors.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more


first_imgOtway Golf NewsDue to a very rare breakdown in communications, the results for the scramble of Sunday 30th November were incorrectly reported last week.Although hardly anybody noticed, or brought it to my attention, it was felt the correct winners of Martin Duffy, Sidney Anderson and Mark Friel deserved a mention for their deserved victory, and apologies to the ‘Gallagher Three’ for the unfortunate error. Club captain Martin Duffy made it two in a row last Sunday when he led his team of Paddy Lynch, Damian Gallagher and Martin O’Reilly to victory in very testing conditions of strong wind and the odd nasty hail shower. Hopefully we’ll be back to milder conditions this Saturday 13th when members battle it out for the annual Christmas Hampers, when names should be in to the clubhouse at 9158319 before 10 am for a 10.30 sharp tee off. Sunday the 14th is the last of the 2014 turkey scrambles, and the last chance for anyone who still hasn’t bagged the Christmas Fowl yet, tee off at the usual time of 12 noon, names in before 11.45.GOLF NEWS: CLUB CAPTAIN MAKES IT TWO-IN-A-ROW AT OTWAY was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh in action for St Eunan’s. He will continue to captain his clubONE of our longest-serving county players won’t don the Donegal colours again.Rory Kavanagh announced today that family and work commitments has forced him to leave the Donegal squad.The school teacher and St Eunan’s Club captain will still play for his club this year. The 32-year-old represented Donegal through thick and thin for 14 years, making 132 appearances for his county – 49 of them in the Championship.The crowning glory of his year was in 2012 when he picked up both an All-Ireland medal and a county championship medal with St Eunan’s. RORY KAVANAGH RETIRES FROM INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALL was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalretirementRory Kavanaghlast_img read more

Out-of-favour Leicester player linked with January move to Spain

first_img REVEALED ADVICE However, he has fallen well out of favour this season and has so far started just one Premier League game since the start of the campaign, against West Ham last month.And due to his lack of game time, Iborra has been linked with a departure in January as he goes in search of more regular first-team football.And now, according to Marca, his old employers Sevilla are keen on doing a deal. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 MONEY Sevilla have been linked with making a January move to re-sign former midfielder Vicente Iborra from Leicester.The 30-year-old arrived at the King Power Stadium from the La Liga club in a £15million transfer in July of last year. The Moncada-born midfielder enjoyed four memorable seasons at Sevilla, during which time he helped the La Liga club win three Europa League titles in a row.And now it has been suggested his old club are hoping to convince Leicester to sanction his return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow center_img Iborra signed a four-year deal with Leicester last summer Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY BEST OF Latest Football News RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

Bush And Plock Lead Volleyball To Two Wins

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats vs. SDSU Box Score (PDF) Story Links Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Print Friendly Version Eastern Washington 9/6/2019 – 7 p.m. CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Drake University volleyball team won a pair of matches Saturday afternoon to close out the two-day EIU Panther Classic with a 2-1 record.Central Iowa natives Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) and Haley Bush (Waukee, Iowa) led Drake as the duo combined for 69 kills in the two 3-1 wins.Drake opened the day with a 3-1 over South Dakota State by scores of 25-14, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21. The Bulldogs closed the tournament with by handling host Eastern Illinois by set scores of 19-25, 25-17, 25-22, 27-25.In the tournament finale against EIU, Bush exploded for 26 kills on 56 attempts to pace the Bulldogs with a strong performance. Plock added 11 kills in the win and defensively Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Wis.) and Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) combined for nine blocks.The day began with Plock notching a career-high 21 kills on 43 swings with just one error against South Dakota State. Bush aided with 11 kills as the Bulldogs hit .307 in the win.Defensively, Drake held EIU to .157 hitting as Bush and Tubbs were each in on seven blocks to stymie the Panthers.The Bulldogs bring their 2-1 record home next week to host the annual Drake Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Knapp Center. Drake begins action in the tournament Friday, Sept. 6, against Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. followed by Saturday matches against Milwaukee and Saint Louis. vs. EIU Box Score (PDF) last_img read more


first_imgSpinning/Circuits/BoxerciseWould you like to get fit or maybe just lose a few pounds? Spinning classes are available mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Coming soon “Drumkeen’s Fittest Family” Drumkeen Community ChildcareEnrolment Evening (ECCE / Playschool places only)Date: Monday 10th March 2014 Time: 7.30pm Venue: Drumkeen Community ChildcareParents are asked to bring the following information; Both child & parent’s PPS number, Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate, Copy of Child’s Immunisation,Authorisation of collection photos (person collecting your child on your behalf)To qualify your child must be no less than 3 years 2 months and no more than 4 years 7 months on September 2014 (children must be born between 2 February 2010 and 30 June 2011). Phone 074 91 49919 for enquiriesDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 21st Feb 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week Patricia Doherty, Harry Deasley, Geraldine Sweeney. Hoodies now available to those who have paid their €20. This Fri is games night so please remember to bring your board game. Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 Lotto result KE,DN,CW,KY 1 matched 3 Charlie Kavanagh Townparks Convoy Next Weeks JP €2550 The Annual dinner dance will now be held on 22nd Feb in Jacksons with music by the popular Beef Steak Dancers, tickets €25 and are available from any committee member. The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session. A fundamentals course will take place on 21st /22nd Feb and can all coaches /helpers please return their Garda Vetting forms by Friday to Conor or any of the Coaches. Drumkeen Utd FCLotto numbers this week were 04, 08, 09, 16. P Quigley, C/o Mulrines Ballybofey matched 3 numbers and won €100. Next weeks jackpot is €3230. Lotto’s only €2 on sale in Jameson’s Bar Drumkeen Patton’s shop or the clubhouse.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 12th Feb 02, 06, 16, 20. No jackpot winner. 1 winner Liam Fullerton, Buncrana. €100 Next weeks jackpot €2,050. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – SEARCH ON FOR DRUMKEEN’S FITTEST FAMILY was last modified: February 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Shipping emissions ‘must be curbed’

first_img29 November 2011 Shipping emissions are rising fast and must be tackled immediately to have a chance of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, says Oxfam International’s policy adviser on climate change, Tim Gore. Emissions from the shipping and aviation industries are still uncapped despite the fact that ships are already responsible for three percent of global emissions – more than Germany and twice that of Australia, Gore said on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban on Tuesday. In an interview with BuaNews, Gore explained that a fair carbon charge applied to all ships could be used as an incentive to get the industry to reduce emissions. But just as importantly, the funds can then be filtered through to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – therefore making this a double dividend for climate change.‘$25bn a year could be raised by 2020’ It is envisaged that, based on a moderate US$25/ton carbon price, $25-billion per year could be raised by 2020. Gore said that, to ensure consistency with UNFCCC principles like common but differentiated responsibilities, developing countries should be directly compensated from these revenues. At least $10-billion per year from remaining revenues should be allocated to the GCF. This option has received the backing of countries like France and Germany, as well as Bill Gates, Kofi Annan and the report of the World Bank, IMF to the G20, and is up for discussion at COP 17 in Durban.Call for clear guidance on shipping emissions At the Durban talks, Oxfam, WWF and the International Chamber of Shipping will call on delegates to give the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) clear guidance on continuing its work on reducing shipping emissions. “We welcome the constructive engagement of the shipping industry in the search for solution to the climate crisis,” said Gore. “Industry and civil society actors agree that shipping emissions can be regulated in a way which is fair to developing countries and could help generate the resources they need to tackle climate change.” International Chamber of Shipping secretary-general Peter Hinchliffe said: “If governments decide that shipping should contribute to the UNFCCC Green Climate Fund, the industry can probably support in principle as long as the details are agreed at the IMO, with the industry’s clear preference for a market based mechanism being a compensation fund linked to the fuel consumption of ships, rather than an emissions trading scheme.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Press release: Gauteng – an attractive and competitive investment destination

first_imgThere are more than R300-billion worth of investment opportunities in Gauteng that are still to be tapped into. The Inspire Gauteng Tourism, Trade and Investment Conference taking place this week will showcase these opportunities.The Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng will host the Inspire Gauteng Tourism, Trade and Investment Conference, which looks to raise awareness about the investment opportunities that exist within the province. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission)Johannesburg, Monday 23 October 2017 – Brand South Africa will join the Department of Tourism and the Gauteng Growth Development Agency in partnering with Inspire Gauteng Tourism , Trade and Investment Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 October 2017, at Maropeng Cradle of Humankind.The aim of the conference and exhibition is to raise awareness around the R300 Billion plus investment opportunities and ease of setting up and doing business in the Gauteng province, thus positioning the province as a much sought-after investment destination.Themed “Unleashing Gauteng’s Investment Potential through Smart Partnerships, Economic Cooperation and Industrialisation” the main objective is to create a platform that will introduce national and international business partners to the vast opportunities available to further industrialize and create employment opportunities within the Gauteng Province.Media are invited to attend as follows:Date: 24-25 October 2017Time: 8:00 for 8:30Venue: Maropeng Cradle of HumankindRSVP: tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comFollow the conversation #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

Mobile OS Adoption: A Tale of Two Graphs

first_imgWhen it comes to statistics, it seems that you can find anyone to back whatever opinion you might have. Just yesterday, Android was named the number one smartphone platform worldwide…when you look at shipments. Today, however, we’ve come across a stat that is equally good and bad for everyone involved, because everyone is the same. According to Nielsen,  “the competition between smartphone operating systems is a heated one” with a three-way tie between Blackberry, Android and iOS.“When it comes to the installed base, that is, U.S. mobile consumers who already own smartphones, it is a three-way tie between Blackberry RIM, the smartphone pioneer, Apple’s IOS, which revolutionized the smartphone and popularized mobile apps, and Android OS, the operating system created by Google which has been taking the market by storm,” writes the company on its blog. Take a look at the graph for the three mobile platforms: Here, the image almost looks identical, but with each platform continuing its curve. Android takes the lead among new smartphone owners with 43%, Apple hangs around with 26% and Blackberry rounds up the pack with 20%.What do you think? Will the second image soon stand in place for the first when it comes to mobile OS adoption? Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Of course, what the company doesn’t note is the obvious trajectories for these three companies. Blackberry is on a continual downslope, Android is on a upslope, while Apple has been hovering in a sine wave fashion around the 30% mark for the past two years. As it notes, however, “Analyzing the preferences of those who purchased a smartphone in the past six months paints a different picture.” Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#mobile#Statistics#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology mike melanson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more