Wilander: “I think Djokovic will win 25 Grand Slam”

first_imgMats Wilander surrendered to the determine of Novak Djokovic after the Serbian surpassed Dominic Thiem within the Australian Open remaining to get his eighth title in Melbourne and thus add his 17th Grand Slam title, remaining 2 of 19 of Rafa Nadal and three of the file of 20 he holds Roger Federer.Wilander, winner of seven Grand Slam within the 80s (Three Australian Open, Three Roland Garros and a US Open) and three Davis Cups, and present commentator for Eurosport, commented in his gallery within the newspaper L’Équipe that the Serbian will enhance his account of nice titles. “I’d be stunned if I didn’t win no less than two different Grand Slam this 12 months. In truth, I don’t see somebody who can forestall me from profitable no less than 4 Grand Slam, or extra … I think he can win 25 Grand Slam titles till the tip of his profession. “ The Swede additionally applauded the ways utilized by Djokovic to beat Thiem within the remaining and the way the Serbian knew the best way to make the perfect use of his physique. “Novak has the unbelievable skill to play his finest tennis when crucial. Tactically, the lifeless time he requested within the third set with 4-1 allowed him to face up a bit. There was a time and it was not an excuse, however a purpose to not play lengthy factors and end discovering the great rhythm. We’ve seen it quite a bit. When he goes round, his rival is at all times stunned and Novak can impose his sport once more. So, with 3-Three within the fourth, Djokovic received twelve of the final 15 factors of the set. As if he had taken off and Dominic couldn’t observe him, catch him, within the final 45 minutes of the match due to the vitality he spent all through his earlier video games. “Wilander additionally applauded Djokovic’s fidelity in every sport and the depth in his sport. “He is aware of the best way to tire his opponent with out ever enjoying his finest tennis continuously. Novak by no means panics, even when he’s drained or annoyed. It’s wonderful how every sport performs as if it had been a remaining, whatever the rival. “last_img read more

Tanduay books quarters seat, subdues Wangs

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold07:09Sanchez’s wife takes hot seat in Senate probe00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission TANDUAY 93 – Martinez 16, Tambeling 15, Eguilos 13, Alvarez 11, Taganas 10, Varilla 9, Palma 6, Gaco 5, Sollano 4, Villamor 4, Santos 0, Sanga 0, Vigil 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 81 – Juico 24, Herndon 16, De Chavez 11, Gabriel 9, Bitoon 7, Ambulodto 5, Habelito 4, Montemayor 2, Arambulo 2, Sorela 1, Riley 0, King 0.Quarters: 27-16, 46-38, 66-57, 93-81.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Paul Varilla. PBA IMAGESTanduay barged into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals as it downed Wangs Basketball, 93-81, Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Paul Varilla came up big in the end game as he scored five of his nine points in the last three minutes to hold off a furious rally from the Couriers and propel the Rhum Masters to the playoffs with their 6-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Tanduay lost hold of its 15-point lead, 62-47, with 3:56 left in the third quarter and allowed Wangs to crawl back, 82-77, with a freebie from Chris De Chavez with 3:03 to play.But Varilla put his foot down to quash the uprising for the Rhum Masters, with Lester Alvarez draining the insurance free throws in the clutch.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’James Martinez came off the bench and fired 16 points to lead Tanduay, while Von Tambeling knocked down 15 markers, six rebounds, two assists, and three steals.Jaymo Eguilos chipped in 13 points and five boards, while Alvarez got 11 markers, eight assists, and four rebounds in the conquest. LATEST STORIES Despite the win, coach Lawrence Chongson said that he’s looking at these next few games as a chance for him to sharpen his camp in preparation for the quarterfinals.“We have to stay sharp. Our focus must be there, especially on our transition defense and we’re really putting emphasis on the team’s collective focus,” he said, as the Rhum Masters stretched their winning streak to three. “We need to win very single game. We got sustain the momentum. I’ve been here long enough and we know how it works.”Wangs got knocked down a few pegs and dropped to sixth place with a 5-4 card after its two-game winning run snapped.Michael Juico scattered a game-high 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Robbie Herndon fired 16 markers and grabbed seven boards in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Tall Tina

first_imgTINA was eight feet two inches tall. She was born in a small village. Her parents were middle income earners and she was blessed with a kid brother and a ten year-old sister, three years younger than her. There was also Purfee, a little cat given to Tina by her father who was once a general in the army. The father lost his job due to a national crisis and later found himself in the village, with his family.  They lived in a two-room house that contained few chairs, two beds and some kitchen stuff. Before settling in this village, the family traveled from one place to another because her father had become an agriculturalist, always looking for good soil. It meant change of schools for Tina and getting new friends which was not something hard for Tina when the family finally settled in the new village. Majority of the parents were low to middle income earners. As a result the students did not worry about wearing expensive clothes.  So it was but for Tina she was accustomed to wearing tee-shirts, jeans and sneakers for school and was always in a hurry to tell her friends how she climbed one of the tallest trees during the day or how she went fishing with boys and caught the biggest fish.  “Honey, another great opportunity has come,” her father said to her as they ate supper one evening. “What’s it?” Tina asked. “I’ve been called back to the army and that means going back to the city.” “Really?” “Of course,” her father said, “and we are leaving a day or two from now.” Just as almost everyone, especially kids cannot wait or even sleep on Christmas Eve, so was Tina who could not wait to find herself in an environment that was full of almost all the most talked about things, (zoo, skyscrapers, parks, popular schools and others.)  The next morning, Tina asked her father, “What hour will the camp motor arrive?” “Maybe 7:00a.m.” “How big is the camp motor?” “Like a 40 feet container.” “Can it take all the big things we have here?” “Did you say big things?” her father said.  Tina replied, “Oh, I forgot, we’ve just few things here but daddy are we to forget about our garden?”SCHOOL was about to start and parents took their children for shopping. Tina’s parents too took her to shop for her usual wearing.  THE first day of school seemed to be the worse day ever in the life of ‘little’ Tina as she was always called by her father.  Entering the school’s fence, she stood and observed for a while and all she could see were girls wearing mini dresses, high heel shoes, purses and handbags, nails painted red and so on.   These were all teenagers like me, she thought. And just as everyone turned to look at Tina, who was standing above everyone, they shouted, “Tall Tina.”   Tina wondered how they knew her name.  She tried not to faint which she actually wanted to. She could not stand her blue jeans, tee-shirt; her low cut hair and flat chest that looked like a billboard as compared to those students.   Tina felt out of place and wished she could have just evaporated into thin air and not be seen anymore. No student could learn in the class that day, for she felt eyes were teasing her.   During the class introduction, Tina who wanted to lie about everything could not do it when she introduced herself and called her name. The whole class went wide with laughter.  At home she told her parents about her experience and concluded that she did not want to return to the school. However, they encouraged her. “Whatever career that is in a person is within and can only come out by the persons’ determination to make the best of herself.” Afterwards Tina realized she did not care anymore about being described as ‘Tall Tina’ or just a straight structure.  She did not care.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking News: Wife killer jailed for 80 years

first_imgMiguel Barker was sentenced to 80 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of murdering his wife Donessa Barker, called Vanessa.The incident took place on April 30, 2015 at the couple’s Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD) home.More details in Tuesday, January 30th edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Miner dies after “catch cow” falls on head

first_imgPolice in F Division (Interior Locations) are currently probing the death of a 26-year-old miner, who died after a chunk of mud fell on his head.Dead is Neville Rodrigues, a miner of Karasabai Village, South Pakaraimas, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The incident occurred at about 09:00h at Apanda Mines, Kamarang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).According to reports, Rodrigues was working in a pit at the Apanda Mines along with other workers when a chunk of hard mud referred to as “catch cow” reportedly fell on his head. As a result of injuries sustained, the 26-year-old was rushed to the Jawalla Health Post in a serious condition.However, the young man subsequently died at the health centre while receiving treatment. His body is at the Kamarang Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.In the meanwhile, investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Cheap fuel can be provided without local refinery

first_img– Energy Director tells Men’s ForumDirector of the Department of Energy (DoE), Dr. Mark Bynoe, on Saturday said that with the advent of first oil, cheap fuel can be provided without a local refinery.These participants at the Men’s Regional Convention pay keen attention to the presentation being made by Director, Department of Energy, Dr Mark BynoeDr. Bynoe was at the time speaking to 200 men at the Men’s Regional Convention organised by the Restoration Temple A.O.G. in New York in collaboration with the Mocha Church of the Nazarene. This was at the Ramada Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara.In his address at the gathering, the Energy Director said the DoE would pursue only evidence-based decision-making which would lead to prudent, non-regrettable investments.“We have never said that there will never be a refinery. At this time, a refinery is not feasible… I think what most people are conflating is not if a refinery should come to shore, it’s whether or not we should have cheap fuel. A refinery doesn’t mean cheap fuel, or the absence of a refinery doesn’t mean that you will not have cheap fuel. Cheap fuel is a policy decision, and there are many ways by which you can ultimately have cheap fuel… I cannot advise my Minister to pursue an investment down a rabbit hole. What the Department is concerned about is what we call ‘no-regrets investment’. When you invest today, you must not regret tomorrow…it must be monies that are well spent,” Dr. Bynoe noted.Director, Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe (fifth from left) along with some of the organizers and participants of the Men’s Regional Convention at the Ramada Hotel, East Bank DemeraraAdditionally, he said the industry must be managed for the benefit of all Guyanese.“We are accountable first and foremost to the people of Guyana. These resources are not Bynoe’s resources; these resources do not belong to the President of Guyana; they belong to Guyanese…and the minute we stop distinguishing about ethnicity, the better it will be for all Guyanese,” Dr. Bynoe said.Meanwhile, during the interactive session, one participant, Dornnel McFarlane, said that as a Communications student at the University of Guyana, he now has a better understanding of the role that he can play in the development of the oil and gas sector.“I recognise that through the media, which has a very important role to play in changing our landscape for the transformation of Guyana, I can play a very integral role in disseminating information that is very objective, that will lead to truth and confidence, and that will surely show the real picture. Another thing that stood out for me is that the contracts [are] not as bad as they seem. How Dr. Bynoe explained the contracts, I recognise that it’s really and truly moving Guyana forward,” he said.The Department of Energy continues to spearhead interactive sessions that target a wide cross section of persons, to keep them informed about developments in the petroleum sector.The Convention was held at the Ramada Hotel, East Bank Demerara.last_img read more

PSG coach Tuchel extends deal to 2021

first_img0Shares0000Thomas Tuchel in surprise new PSG deal © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, May 25 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has extended his deal with the French Ligue 1 champions through to June 2021, the club announced on Saturday.The 45-year-old German took over in June 2018 and despite winning Ligue 1 has come under scrutiny after the Parisian club’s defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League last 16. The news cuts short speculation that PSG’s Qatari owners would fire Tuchel and hire outgoing Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain,” Tuchel said.“I’d like to thank the chairman and the whole club for their trust in me and my staff. This only reinforces my ambition to bring this team to the very top through hard work,” he told the club website“I’m also very touched by the backing of our supporters, and I’m sure that the best is yet to come for our club.”Nasser al-Khelaifi, Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO, praised Tuchel’s energy and modus operandi.“For a year now, Thomas has been bringing fantastic energy to the daily life of the club, not only for the players, but for the whole of Paris Saint-Germain,” the Qatari said.“We are delighted to be able to rely on his qualities on a long-term basis.”Tuchel was appointed last year on a two-year deal to succeed Unai Emery. He had been widely praised for his work at the Parc des Princes, but another elimination from the Champions League in the first knockout round had raised questions.PSG had been desperate to make progress in Europe after being knocked out of the Champions League last 16 in back-to-back seasons under Emery.They looked on course to reach the quarter-finals after a 2-0 win away to United in the first leg, but a 3-1 home loss at the Parc des Princes knocked them out on away goals.The nature of their defeat, especially coming two years after their capitulation against Barcelona at the same stage, has seen PSG widely labelled as bottlers, incapable of dealing with the tension on the big stage.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exciting! 10 January transfer deals that really could happen

first_img 7. Fulham’s Moussa Dembele to join Manchester United? – Over the past few weeks, the 19-year-old has been heavily linked with the Red Devils and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the highly-rated teenager does make the move to Old Trafford in the winter window. Fulham would be wise to cash in should a big offer come in. 6. Tottenham Hotspur to sign Saido Berahino despite summer fallout? – Spurs and West Bromwich Albion’s relationship is tense after the former’s pursuit of the England Under-21 international in the summer but, ultimately, money talks. If Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to land the striker, then a sizeable bid could do the job. 2. Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho to complete move to Arsenal? – With Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin injured, the Gunners need cover in midfield and Carvalho, a long-term target for Arsene Wenger, could be the perfect solution. 10 10 3. Andros Townsend to swap Tottenham Hotspur for Newcastle United? – The England international will be looking to leave White Hart Lane, particularly with Euro 2016 coming up, and the Magpies are said to be leading the chase for his signature. 10 10 10 10 5. Loic Remy to end Chelsea misery? – There would surely be no Blues supporter begrudging Remy if he chose to move on from Stamford Bridge next month, with his playing time unlikely to increase. It’s uncertain where the Frenchman might go, but there could be plenty of interest. 1. Chelsea to finally sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann? – This rumour stretches back to the summer, but with their league form so poor, Jose Mourinho could persuade Roman Abramovich to, at last, cough up the cash for the in-demand France international. 10 With the winter window just weeks away, rumour after rumour is circulating in the news, but what deals could really happen within the next month and a half?Will Arsenal replace injured midfield pair Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin? Will Chelsea strengthen their underperforming squad?talkSPORT has listed 10 transfers that we could be confirming in January (fingers crossed).Click the yellow arrow above, right, to discover the imminent deals. 10 10 8. Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes to join a Premier League rival? – The former Barcelona goalkeeper is expected to finally leave Old Trafford in January, and reports suggest he is keen on staying put in England’s top flight. However, the Spaniard will surely take whatever offer comes his way if it means escaping the ruthless Louis van Gaal. 4. Liverpool to replace injured Mamadou Sakho with Nevan Subotic? – A current Borussia Dortmund player that Klopp is allegedly interested in is Subotic. Mamadou Sakho is out of action until the beginning of next year, and the German manager may therefore be targeting cover in this position. 10. PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a short-term contract with Chelsea? – Samuel Eto’o did it, so why can’t Zlatan? Jose Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have an excellent relationship, and with Chelsea’s struggles and the striker continuing to deliver the goods for Paris Saint-Germain, despite being 34, he could be a superb short-term signing for the Blues. Chelsea fans can dream, at least! 10 9. Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy to leave north London? – The France international is another worried about missing out on Euro 2016, and the defender himself has admitted that he could be forced to leave the Emirates should he receive no assurances from Arsene Wenger over his playing time. He has hinted that he could join a Premier League rival or, failing that, return to Ligue 1. last_img read more

UEFA to hold hearing into Mamadou Sakho’s failed drug test for Liverpool in July

first_img1 Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s hearing over a failed drugs test has been scheduled for next month.The France international, who was initially suspended by UEFA for 30 days when the offence came to light, tested positive for a fat-burning substance after the Europa League tie against Manchester United in March.UEFA subsequently did not extend the ban once it had expired at the end of May as the governing body launched its own investigation into whether the substance the centre-back took should even be on the banned list.Press Association Sport now understands Sakho’s case will be heard next month, although no exact date has been set.Sakho, after consultation with the club, decided to remove himself from selection when news of the failed test came to light in April, meaning he missed the Europa League final defeat to Sevilla and scuppered his chances of making France’sEuro 2016 squad.The 26-year-old submitted his defence to UEFA’s disciplinary committee last month and as part of that process his legal team questioned whether the substance in the supplement should even be on the prohibited list given some apparent scientific evidence concerning its effects.With Kolo Toure released and Martin Skrtel likely to move to Turkey after the European Championship, manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to have only three senior centre-backs at the club for the start of pre-season and one of those is new signing Joel Matip.The outcome of Sakho’s hearing, and whether or not he receives a suspension, is likely to impact on Klopp’s transfer strategy as any ban would leave him with just Matip, Dejan Lovren and youngster Joe Gomez, who is returning from a nine-month absence caused by a cruciate knee ligament injury.Liverpool have added a friendly against Klopp’s former club Mainz to their pre-season programme.The match will take place on August 7, the day after their high-profile game against Barcelona at Wembley, which follows on from four friendlies in the north of England and a trip to the United States. Mamadou Sakho last_img read more

Presbyterian Hospital gives another $100,000 to Rio Hondo

first_imgWHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has donated another $100,000 toward the nursing program at Rio Hondo College, part of a team effort to help alleviate a critical shortage of nurses. The money, donated to the nursing program through the college’s educational foundation, will fund a full-time faculty position and allow the nursing program to maintain its current expanded enrollment of 84 students, up from 48 in previous years. “This is an excellent example of two organizations working together to address an issue that impacts the entire community,” said Rio Hondo College Board President Gary Mendez. “It is through these sorts of partnerships that the community sees the greatest rewards.” Reanna Thompson, chief nurse executive at Presbyterian, said the hospital provides on-site training for Rio Hondo’s nursing students. She said about 25 percent to 30 percent of students end up working there after they graduate. “Both Presbyterian and Rio Hondo believe that we have a responsibility to put more nurses into the community,” Thompson said. “This is good way for us to make sure we have the nursing staff we need to provide the level of health care that the community needs.” In 2003, the hospital pledged $300,000 over three years to expand Rio Hondo’s nursing program. But in order to maintain the expansion, college officials had to find an alternate source of funding by this year. The educational foundation again contacted the hospital to help keep the expanded program going, and found a receptive audience with hospital CEO James West. “We are the largest healthcare provider in our community and we recognize the importance of working collaboratively with our local organizational partners to meet and exceed the expectations of the community,” West said. “Rio Hondo has provided quality training for many of our nurses, so we view this funding as an investment in our overall healthcare program,” he added. Although Thompson said the hospital has been successful in recruiting enough nurses for its staff, shortages are still evident in specialty areas such as the neo-natal intensive care unit. “Patients seem to be sicker and have more diverse needs than ever before, and the nursing profession has to stand up and be prepared to meet those challenges,” Thompson said. “It’s a great profession and we have a lot to be proud of here at Presbyterian and in our nursing staff,” she added. “And we want to share what we know with the nurses coming into the profession.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want 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