Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bong Ramos set to replace Leo Isaac as Blackwater coach Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadal, who won his 400th match on clay in Saturday’s semifinal, needed the victory in Barcelona to secure his No. 1 ranking.“It’s hard for anybody to imagine all the feelings and emotions I have when I play here,” Nadal said. “Hopefully I can keep coming back for many more years to come.”After the win, Nadal dived into a pool at the venue along with some of the tournament’s ball boys and ball girls.Nadal was out of action earlier this year because of a lingering right hip injury sustained in the Australian Open quarterfinals. He returned to help Spain defeat Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals and then went on to win in Monte Carlo.“I’ve had two fantastic weeks but we were coming off difficult months because of the injuries,” Nadal said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Nadal, who also won his 11th Monte Carlos Masters title last week, was never seriously challenged on his way to a 19th straight victory on clay.The top-ranked Spaniard has won 46 straight sets on clay, extending his own record. He hasn’t lost on clay since facing Dominic Thiem in Rome last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s very difficult to describe how to win 11 titles at one tournament,” Nadal said. “To win 11 Monte Carlos and 11 Barcelonas is something I couldn’t imagine doing. I’m just enjoying every week and the fact I’m playing in a tournament that I enjoy so much means a lot to me.”It was the 77th title overall for Nadal, tying him with John McEnroe for fourth best in the Open Era. Only Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl are ahead. Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy after winning the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament final in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 29, 2018. Nadal defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 in the final. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Rafael Nadal continues to make winning on clay look all too easy.Nadal extended his dominance on the surface with a 6-2, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 11th Barcelona Open title.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 The 63rd-ranked Tsitsipas was trying to become the first Greek to win an ATP Tour title. He was the first Greek to make it to an ATP final since Nicholas Kalogeropoulos in 1973.“I knew the chances to win were small but my confidence was rising in every match, and while I was expecting a little better today, congratulations to Rafa,” Tsitsipas said. “It was a first experience and tougher than I thought. I’ve watched him millions of times on TV, but it’s tougher to face him in reality.”Tsitsipas was the youngest finalist in Barcelona since 2005 and was looking to become the first unseeded champion in the tournament since Gaston Gaudio in 2002.Tsitsipas had 23 unforced errors in the 77-minute loss on the Rafa Nadal court, with brief rain interruptions.The Greek is expected to move to 44th in the rankings after his performance in Barcelona.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments
… decry “exorbitant” convocation feesUniversity of Guyana (UG) students will not attend their coronation ceremony if “exorbitant” graduation fees are instituted, says University of Guyana Student Society President Ron Glasgow.UGSS President Ron GlasgowGlasgow stated that the Society has been approached by students saying that they will not attend the convocation graduation exercise once the fees come into effect. He said students have referred to the fees as being too exorbitant.The University recently announced that they will be charging a $10,000 graduation fee from November 2016 for all students attending the ceremony and those who do not attend will still have to pay $7000.This decision was passed following a joint meeting between the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of the University, representatives of the University of Guyana Student Society, the University Council, and the University of Guyana Workers Union. It was made at a statutory meeting on Monday where several other decisions were made as efforts to enhance the tertiary institution’s financial condition and services to its students.The proposal was approved by Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith.Glasgow stated that the Association at the meeting indicated that if the fees are to come into effect then the standard of the University should improve. He stated that the campus had already raised fees last year and nothing substantial was done.Students are constantly complaining about poor facilities, out-dated curriculums, heavy fees, and late release of grades by lecturers.However, according to a statement from the University, this new fee will cover the provision of gowns to the relevant students; rental of chairs and public address system for the ceremony; the Chancellor’s reception for students; the provision of diplomas; and the publication of graduation programmes and convocation booklets, among other things. Moreover, for the first time, graduating students will be provided with diploma covers to safely store their certificates.The statement added that the University has been financing the graduation ceremony from its “scarce resources” throughout its life.“As tuition fees can be used only for instruction costs, expenses incurred for graduation had to be funded from elsewhere, and the expenditure associated with the ceremonies has been increasing over the years,” the statement read, highlighting that the UG Bursar’s Office reported Convocation-related expenditure for 2013 was $3,036,052; for 2014, it rose to $5,158,510; and in 2015, it grew to $8,340,766.UG Registrar, Dr Nigel Gravesande, stated, “A recent survey of institutions of learning locally, regionally and internationally, revealed that a Graduation Fee is mandatory.”Graduation fees are paid at all levels in Guyana, from nursery to secondary, and they range from G$3000 at nursery schools to G$5000 at secondary schools. It stated that a survey of the Caribbean showed that fees range from US$55.32 for non-Degree Awards, Certificates, Diplomas and Associate Degrees to US$86.92 for a Bachelor’s Degree and US$94.83 for a Master’s Degree and US$213.36 for a Doctorate Degree.“The new fee is part of Vice Chancellor Griffith’s effort to generate revenue to offset expenses at the nation’s sole national University,” it added.Non-submission of gradesAnother issue which was raised at the meeting was the recurrence of the non-submission of grades by some lecturers. The failure of some lecturers to meet the official timeline for the submission of mark sheets has been an issue for several decades now, and it has resulted in the University’s examination division being unable to post grades on time.It has impacted students negatively, including the delay in finalising prospective graduates’ profile; students being unable to matriculate from one programme to the next; unnecessary delays in processing official transcripts for students; delays in student course registrations and delays in the sitting of supplemental/re-sit examinations.Thus, the Finance and General Purposes Committee agreed on a regime of sanctions for non-compliance by lecturers. These include, but are not limited to, non-renewal of contracts, disqualification from receiving salary increments, and the inclusion of the timely submission of grades as an integral part of performance appraisal. Letters will also be sent to all defaulting faculty members urging them to submit all outstanding grades by July 15, 2016.“The Vice Chancellor voiced his commitment to ending this disservice to and disrespect for students, and he pledged to implement fully the decision of the F&GPC. The sanctions take immediate effect,” it read.
“No wonder the odds are so good,” Roehrs said. That hasn’t stopped bettors from taking a chance. About 3,000 placed bets during the first three days on online booking, said Reed Richards, a spokesman for BetUs.com. Most gamblers on the site have put down money that Manhattan will be submerged before New Year’s Eve 2011. “Don’t ask me why,” Richards said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Think global warming will raise the oceans enough to submerge Cape Hatteras? Want to bet on it? An online gambling service has started taking bets on global warming, including whether it can submerge some of the East Coast’s top vacation spots. The odds that Virginia’s Cape Henry will be under water by 2015 – 200-to-1 at BetUs.com. Its odds for Cape Hatteras flooding by the same date – 300-to-1. Don’t bet on it, says Phil Roehrs, a coastal engineer for the city of Virginia Beach. Roehrs said although sea levels are rising along the East Coast, scientists are not predicting anywhere near the levels and dates provided by the gambling service.
1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told his side to make history and send out a statement when they meet Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.The Argentine will take charge of his first game against the Gunners since taking charge at White Hart Lane in the summer and has already seen how much the derby means to Tottenham supporters.Spurs have only won twice at Arsenal in the Premier League era but Pochettino is convinced his side can win this weekend and go on to finish above their fierce rivals for the first time in 19 years.“We are ambitious. We [the new coaching team] arrived three months ago and we need to make our way but we are focused on the game and know the history,” he said ahead of the match.“But it is also important to write the history, starting now. This is a big game, a tough game, I know. It is always an important game. We need to prepare for the game, to have a good performance and be aggressive.“We need to play the game when the referee starts the game and not before. We need to play 90 minutes aggressively and stay focused on our job.”Pochettino admits there has been an extra buzz around the training ground as the derby approaches – but wants to see the same kind of atmosphere ahead of any game his team go in to.“Up until yesterday we were focusing on Nottingham Forest,” he said.“But yes, after West Brom we feel something special – but we always need to feel the same feeling.“We need to arrive at that moment that every game feels the same as if we are preparing for a game against Arsenal.“We need to be aggressive and focused on our job, never give up and try to get the victory – this is the winning mentality we need to have.”After winning his first four games in charge, Spurs fans had high hopes with Pochettino at the helm, but that positive outlook has been slightly clipped by a barren run, which has seen Tottenham fail to win their last three Premier League matches.And the manager added: “Always after the game when you analyse you learn. It is important to fix some things and to improve in different situations.“We have a lot of work to do to improve the concept of the team but we are going in the right way and we need to show our work from the training ground and in the training sessions and produce that in the game.” Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
5 5 14 goals in 21 games this season – Gignac heading to Anfield? Read the news, below, then click the arrow above to see the latest on Liverpool’s move for Danny Ings! – It’s transfer deadline day and, according to the Liverpool Echo, “Brendan Rodgers will reportedly swoop for French striker André-Pierre Gignac [if Rickie Lambert leaves for Hull].” 5 Ings in, Lambert out? Check out the gossip, below, then click to see the latest on a midfielder touted as a replacement for Steven Gerrard… – talkSPORT’s Merseyside correspondent Graham Beecroft appeared on our Sports Breakfast show that the Reds pursuit of Danny Ings, who has been the subject of a rejected £4m bid from Brendan Rodgers’ side, that the “situation may just happen”, although it was very much dependent on Burnley being able to replace Ings. On that note, he also discussed the latest on latest on Rickie Lambert’s future, with Stoke and West Brom interested in the England forward. Could Lambert prove a makeweight in a move for Ings? 5 Stindl move on hold – All the news below, followed by reports on a possible Liverpool star’s sale… – Liverpool have been told to forget about signing Hannover midfielder Lars Stindl. The 26-year-old has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who leaves for MLS this summer. Stindl missed the start of the season through injury but he has now returned and caught the attention of several clubs with some impressive displays. The German has hit three goals in just eight appearances, while also laying on three assists for his team-mates. However, Hannover president Martin Kind has told Liverpool to forget about signing Stindl on deadline day. “In any eventuality, we will not let him go this winter,” Kind told Bild. 5 For the latest transfer deadline day news check out our live updates on talkSPORT.com or tune in to talkSPORT radioLiverpool’s Premier League form is on the up and they still have a chance to win the Europa League and FA Cup, so will Brendan Rodgers dip into the transfer market for reinforcements?Take a look at all the latest Liverpool transfer news and transfer rumours in the reports above, including possible ins and outs and a former Red on the move.And check out our Liverpool page on talkSPORT.com for more Liverpool FC news.For more transfer rumours, visit talkSPORT.com/football/transfer-rumours Enrique generating interest, but will he go? Read all about it, below, then click the arrow to see which Liverpool signing is tipped to join AC Milan – According to the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe, “Jose Enrique has been looking in the mirror for the last few weeks and asking himself if he can tolerate the idea of being described as a West Bromwich Albion or Crystal Palace rather than Liverpool player. The answer has been no so far.” Remember this defender? One-time Liverpool signing Paletta looks like being a done deal for Milan – Signed by Rafael Benitez for Liverpool in 2006, Gabriel Paletta made just eight appearances for the Reds in all competitions, including in the infamous 3-6 home defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup. Back then, the Buenos Aires-born defender was an Argentina U20 cap, but these days he is a fully fledged Italy international playing for Parma. That could change, though, as Paletta is reportedly on his way to AC Milan. One that got away?
The hugely popular Shandon Hotel & Spa has been ranked as Ireland’s 15th top hotel in 2017.The winners of the TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards 2017 were announced yesterday, revealing that the Shandon Hotel & Spa placed highly amongst Ireland’s top 25 hotels to stay.Management and staff at the Shandon Hotel are celebrating the remarkable achievement of being ranked highly with the cream of the crop after being open less than a year. Also in the Top 20 Irish hotels from Donegal is Harvey’s Point at number one, Villa Rose Hotel at number ten and Rathmullen House at number 17.The TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards combine rating from millions of explorers worldwide to form a picture of the world’s best destinations and residences.Carolynne Harrison, General Manager of Shandon Hotel, said that these awards signal an exciting time for Donegal.“This puts Donegal firmly on the map with almost a quarter of the top 20 being Donegal hotels.” “We are exceptionally proud considering we are only infants at this stage and all credit goes to the fantastic team I have at the Shandon who’ve put their hearts and souls into making our guests have a wonderful experience!“Donegal as a destination and a brand has went from strength to strength particularly over the past year. Huge investment into our own product by the Hotel’s proprietor and a firm vision for opening up Marble Hill area and the creation of over 100 jobs and excellent opportunities is something I’m very grateful for as is the local community and surrounding areas along the Wild Atlantic Way.“The Shandon has extensive plans to build on that vision and continue to invest in tourism in Donegal,” Ms Harrison said.The Shandon Hotel this week opened a new selection of executive rooms. Every deluxe room in the residence overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Sheephaven Bay and provides stunning views for guests.Another huge draw for guests at the hotel is the tranquil Shandon Spa, which encompasses a swimming pool, thermal spa, relaxation room and outdoor Canadian hot-tub – all overlooking the beautiful Marble Hill Beach. Stunning Shandon Hotel places in Ireland’s Top 15 was last modified: January 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:awardsshandon hotelTripAdvisorWild Atlantic Way
UPDATED: This was the scene in West Donegal as freezing conditions and a falling of snow brings 2012 in with a serious chill.We may have escaped last year’s heavy snowfalls but further freezing temperatures could be around the corner.The picture was taken in Annagry as a heavy fall of sleet and hail showers turned road conditions hazardous. It has also started snowing in Inishowen just after midnight. It has left a covering of white across Ballyliffin, Clonmany and Carndonagh.Gardai are warning people to drive carefully as gales also blow across the county.The forecast for later today is for further freezing conditions with a likelihood of more sleet and snow according to Met Eireann.The condition are set to continue tomorrow. However the good news (depending on your perspective!) is that it is to get much milder on Wednesday and continuing for the rest of the week.*Picture by kind permission of Eoin McGarvey Photography. SNOW HITS DONEGAL AS QUICK COLDSNAP FORECAST was last modified: January 2nd, 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:AnnagryMet Eireannsnow
Story Links Roemmich put Drake in front at 2-1 with a clutch one-out, two-run single in the third. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) drew a one-out walk, moved to second with a steal and took third base on an error on Ryan’s sacrifice bunt. Ryan then stole second before Roemmich singled to centerfield on a 1-2 pitch as Roemmich and Ryan raced home. PDF Box Score Game 2 In the seventh inning, Drake’s final three batters were retired as its impressive winning streak came to an end at 21 games.Drake will attempt a new winning streak and the series Sunday when the teams close the series at 11 a.m. Print Friendly Version at Missouri State 4/28/2019 – 11 a.m. Preview In the first game, Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) continued her dominance in the circle as she allowed just one baserunner via a one-out hit by pitch in the fourth inning. With her second-straight no-hitter, her record improved to 22-6 as she matched her career-best single-season victory total, a feat she has done twice in her outstanding career (2016, 2018). Newman struck out 11 Bears for her 55th career 10 or more strikeout game. Newman retired the three Bears’ hitters in the fifth for the Bulldogs’ 10th run-rule victory of the season and their eighth via shutout. Next Game: Three innings later, Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) blasted her second career home run, a three-run blast, that pushed the score to 6-0. The Bulldogs tacked on two more runs that frame courtesy of Frank’s RBI double that scored Johnson and a bases loaded walk drawn by Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.). Drake added one more run in the fifth on Pena’s RBI infield single that Ryan scored on. PDF Box Score Game 1 At the plate, Drake wasted little time as its first three batters reached base. Leadoff hitter Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) singled and Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) walked. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) singled to right field as Roemmich scored. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) then drove in Johnson with an RBI groundout. Finally, Newman helped herself with an RBI single to left field that plated Frank and made the score 3-0. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University softball team split its Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader at Missouri State Saturday, April 27 afternoon. Full Schedule Roster In the second game, Drake fell behind 1-0, in the second inning as Missouri State scored on a one-out sacrifice fly. It was the first time the Bulldogs trailed in a game since their last loss to SIU when they fell behind 1-0 in the first inning of the eventual defeat. The split stopped a season-long 21-game winning streak for Drake (35-14, 20-2 MVC). Missouri State (28-18, 12-9 MVC) handed the Bulldogs just their second league loss and first since March 17 at SIU when they fell 1-0. Madison Hunsaker hit a leadoff solo home run in the sixth that tied game at 2-2. Drake starter Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) then struck out the next batter but allowed a single that was followed with another strikeout. However, Timmons stayed in trouble with a two-out walk. Newman took over in the circle with the runners on first and second, but was hindered with a passed ball on the first pitch that moved both runners into scoring position. Alex Boze lined the next pitch just to the right of second base as both Bears scored. Newman coaxed a liner for the final out of the inning. Live Stats
Tags: FUBA NBL 2018JKL DolphinsKIU RangersKIU TitansPemba Wqarriorstop Warriors have lost all of their last four games against KIU (File Photo)FUBA National Basketball LeagueMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 27-07-2018-KIU Rangers vs JKL Dolphins @06:00pm-Pemba Warriors vs KIU Titans @08:00pmLUGOGO – The Pemba Warriors will take on KIU Rangers in the FUBA National Basketball league on Friday evening at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.Ronnie Mutebi’s charges will be hoping to end a run of four consecutive games without a win against the Kansanga based University side.Warriors lost the first meeting between the two sides 76-47 and if you add the playoff semifinals which they lost 3-1 in the best of five series; that is a single win in their last five encounters with KIU.What the coaches are saying ahead of the game:Ronnie Mutebi, Pemba Warriors.“It is one game we have been looking forward, said Mutebi.”We performed poorly in the first encounter against them so we hope to come and make amends.“We feel we have to use such encounters to gauge ourselves and our preparations for the championship run this season.Brian Wathum, KIU Titans.“We are confident enough we can win this second round fixture, says Wathum.“We have been practicing hard and preparing for them but keep in mind that we played a depleted Warriors team in the first round.“It’s going to be different ball game but am hoping to get the win and stay in touch with the top 2 teams.Warriors go into the game looking for a 10th victory of the season and will be confident they can attain it bearing the good run of form recently. Mutebi’s has won all of their last three games including a 109-54 victory over UPDF Tomahawks in their last fixture.The Titans too are in good form, winning all their last three games including an 80-69 win over Sharing Youth in their last game.In the ladies league, KIU Rangers will play host to visiting JKL Lady Dolphins in the first game at the Indoor Arena.KIU lost the first round of this tie 48-35 and the side will hope that it’s a good time to face JKL who will be without Rita Imanishimwe and Jamila Nansikombi who are travelling to Madagascar.KIU Rangers have won 7 and lost 7 games this seasons so far. JKL on the other hand have won nine of their ten league games with the only loss coming against KCCA Leopards.Comments
Vipers have not scored in any of their last three games (Photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Vipers SC vs Kirinya JSSSt. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende Friday, 01-02-2019 @4pmKITENDE – It has been a trying past few weeks for Vipers SC.The defending StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions (SUPL) have exited the CAF Confederations, failed to win in their last two league games and not scored a single goal in the last 12 days.On Friday, they get a chance to resume business as usual why they host Kirinya JSS in the SUPL.Currently seated 6 points behind leaders KCCA FC, the Venom faithful know that they can’t afford any more slip ups as they risk falling far off title contention, early.It will however not be an easy fixture, coming up against the Students, who they (Vipers) have not defeated in any of their last two meetings.“It will be a tough tie where we shall need maturity, character and so much determination to win, said Vipers Coach Nam Ouma ahead of the game.“Victory is what the team needs especially after dropping points in the last games.Going into the game, Vipers are expected to be without defender Bashir Asiku who is still recovering from an Ankle injury. However, Tito Okello and Halid Lwaliwa are expected to return to the team after recovering from a knock and Rib injury, respectively.For Kirinya, they start life under Abby Kikomeko who replaced Charles Ayieko as head coach. Kikomeko who is in his second stint at Kirinya knows the task that is staring him in the face.Kirinya have been horrible this season, winning only four of their 15 first round games. However, they have looked fine away from home with three of those victories coming away from home.Coming up against Vipers, Kikomeko and his charges will enter into the game knowing that a point will sound as good as victory but they will have to be at their absolute best to take anything home.Match Facts:This will be the 6th top flight meeting between the two sides ever since Kirinya were promoted to the top tier in 2016.In the first five, Vipers have won 2, Kirinya 1 and two draws.The reverse fixture last season ended in a 2-0 victory for the Venoms while the first meeting between the two ended 2-2.Despite still being unbeaten in the League, Vipers have won only one of their last 5 games (D4 L0). The last team to defeat them at home was URA FC, back in November 2017.At home, they have not lost any of their last 17 League games (D3 L14).For kirinya, they are winless in four of their last League games (D2 L2). Their last victory was the 1-0 win away to paidah Black Angels on 11th December.The other game on Friday:-Paidha Black Angels vs Ndejje University @4:30pmComments Tags: kirinya jssNam OumaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc