Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon’s young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday to become the oldest women’s semi-finalist for 23 years.The five-times champion, who turned 37 last month, tamed the big-hitting Latvian with a rock-solid performance under the Centre Court roof, winning with something to spare.Williams, who had already disposed of a 21-year-old and two teenagers en route to her 38th grand slam quarter-final, barely flinched against the 20-year-old French Open champion whose magnificent 11-match winning run in majors came to an end.The American, who must scroll back to the 2008 Wimbledon for her seventh, and most recent, grand slam singles title, broke Ostapenko’s serve in the second game and was untroubled in taking the opener in 29 minutes.She sealed it when her 13th-seeded opponent swished at thin air on an attempted forehand service return.Ostapenko was subdued as Williams secured an early break in the second set, although she got a helping hand back into the match when Williams double-faulted to drop serve.That had the effect of lighting the Ostapenko fuse and she began to look threatening as she held serve to love with an ace to move 4-3 ahead on a gloomy Centre Court.Williams had to serve to stay in the second set at 4-5 and was relieved to see an Ostapenko return land narrowly wide at 30-30 before squaring the set.Ostapenko felt the pressure in the next game when a hurried forehand into the net gave Williams the break and the veteran needed no second invitation, holding serve to love to claim victory.
Sixth seed Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the French Open because of a left arm injury.The Australian Open finalist had been due to face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Monday and has been replaced in the draw by Slovenian lucky loser Kaja Juvan.Writing on Twitter, Kvitova said: “I’m so disappointed to have to announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros. I’ve had pain in my left forearm for a few weeks and last night an MRI confirmed a grade two tear, which unfortunately could get a lot worse if I play today.“Two years ago I made my comeback here at Roland Garros, so I’m truly sad not to be able to play here this year. It is a really tough decision to make, but I wish the tournament all the best for a successful event and can’t wait to be back in 2020.”Kvitova is hopeful of being fit for Wimbledon, which begins on July 1, but she could be a doubt for the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, where she has won the title for the last two years.The Czech said: “They said for now two to three weeks off, which means no tennis, of course, because it’s my left forearm.“So I’m going to do some fitness and everything what I can do and to prepare my body for the tennis on the grass.“Of course I’m staying positive for the grass season.”LOn the court, Johanna Konta finally ended her French Open hoodoo by beating Antonia Lottner to reach the second round for the first time in five attempts.Konta has had a breakthrough clay-court season this year, winning more tour-level matches than in the rest of her career combined, capped by an unexpected run to the final of the Italian Open in Rome last weekend.That was enough lift her back among the 32 seeds in Paris and she took advantage of a kind draw by seeing off German qualifier Lottner 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 19 minutes.The British number one will take on American Lauren Davis in round two.Caroline Wozniacki was eliminated in the first round by Russian Viktoria Kudermetova despite winning the first set to love.The 13th seed had heavy strapping on her left calf and fell to a 0-6 6-3 6-3 defeat, her first loss in the opening round of a grand slam since Wimbledon 2016.Wozniacki, who revealed at the end of last season she had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, had failed to complete her last two matches prior to arriving in Paris.
Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford ended in defeat with Marcus Rashford scoring twice for Manchester United in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.Mourinho was sacked as United manager almost a year ago and this was his first defeat in four games since taking over from Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs last month.United grabbed a seventh minute lead when Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez came off second best in a tussle with Jesse Lingard and the ball fell to Rashford, who confidently unleashed a low drive which rattled in off the post.Rashford, in oustanding form, then had a dipping drive brilliantly tipped on to the bar by Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga and United created a series of good openings, playing some of their best football of the season so far.But six minutes before the break, a Serge Aurier shot was saved by the legs of David De Gea, the ball looped high in the air and Dele Alli produced a remarkable piece of skill to bring the ball down and twist past Fred and Ashley Young before finishing with aplomb.It took only four minutes of the second half for United to regain their advantage.Cutting in from the left, Rashford jinked past Aurier and burst into the box only to be tripped by Moussa Sissoko, earning a penalty. He took the spot kick himself from a short run-up and slotted home.CHELSEA 2-1 ASTON VILLATammy Abraham scored a goal and set up another on his return from injury as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday to put their Premier League campaign back on track after two straight defeats.Abraham, who played for Villa last season on loan, headed home from close range in the 24th minute after a lofted cross by right back Reece James, another of Chelsea’s home-grown players who have flourished under coach Frank Lampard.Villa equalised with their first real chance of the game in the 41st minute when Egyptian Trezeguet headed a cross from his compatriot Ahmed El Mohamady on to his own foot and the ball crossed the line.Chelsea regained the lead in style three minutes into the second half when Abraham chested a cross by Willian invitingly for fellow academy graduate Mason Mount to volley home.Abraham, 22, missed Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at home by West Ham United after he was injured in a Champions League match against Valencia a few days earlier.Chelsea went in search of a third goal and Willian came closest to getting it when the Brazilian’s free kick was touched onto a post by Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga denied Ezri Konsa Ngoyo an equaliser in the dying moments.The result left Chelsea in fourth place, six points above fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers. Aston Villa are 15th and only one point clear of the relegation area.LEICESTER 2-0 WATFORDLeicester City forward Jamie Vardy struck for the seventh Premier League game in a row to help his rampant side to a 2-0 home win over basement club Watford, a seventh consecutive league victory that leaves them second in the table.Vardy, the league’s top scorer, smashed home from the penalty spot in the 55th minute to net his 14th goal of the season while midfielder James Maddison sealed the points with a strike deep in stoppage time.Vardy had seen a penalty appeal turned down earlier in the game which instead earned him a yellow card for simulation but his side were soon awarded a spot kick when Watford’s Adam Mesina was penalised for striking Jonny Evans in the face.Watford were playing their first game under caretaker coach Hayden Mullins after Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked following their 2-1 defeat by Southampton and showed plenty of fighting spirit as Leicester had to sweat to continue their winning run.Winger Harvey Barnes was the hosts’ biggest threat and had several opportunities, including a chance to double the lead when he raced towards an incisive pass from Vardy but he was thwarted from close range by a brave block from Mesina.Leicester are second behind Liverpool in the standings on 35 points after 15 games, while Watford stay rooted to the bottom on eight.WOLVES 2-0 WEST HAMLeander Dendoncker netted a first-half goal and Italian forward Patrick Cutrone came off the bench to add a late second as Wolverhampton Wanderers cruised to a 2-0 Premier League home win over West Ham United on Wednesday.Having showcased some intricate set-pieces early on, Wolves took the lead from a more straightforward corner as Joao Moutinho fired the ball into the middle and Dendoncker stretched to poke home his first goal of the season.Robert Snodgrass had a great chance to level on the hour mark but he fluffed his lines when he found himself one-on-one with Rui Patricio, and a poor touch allowed the Wolves keeper to win the ball and avert the danger.With Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore tormenting the West Ham back line, Wolves remained the more dangerous of the two sides, but it took the arrival of the 21-year-old Cutrone to put the game beyond doubt.Having only scored a single Premier League goal since his arrival from AC Milan during the summer, Cutrone rifled the ball home two minutes after being brought on in the 84th minute to put the game beyond doubt.Wolves climbed to fifth place in the table on 23 points after 15 games, while West Ham remain in 13th place on 16 points.Results from the Premier League on Wednesday:Man United 2Tottenham 1Liverpool 5Everton 2Chelsea 2Aston Villa 1Leicester 2Watford 0Southampton 2Norwich 1Wolves 2West Ham 0
We are young MOST READ PH among economies most vulnerable to virus “This is for the children of Syria,” Ronaldo said in a video message posted to his social media accounts Friday. “We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes. Don’t lose your hope. The world is with you. We care about you. I am with you.”Aleppo has witnessed four years of brutal fighting between rebels and government forces until Thursday when opposition fighters left, putting the government in full control for the first time since 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“Cristiano Ronaldo’s generous donation will help us to support children from Aleppo and across Syria, who have suffered things children should never have to live through,” Save the Children director Nick Finney said in a statement.“We are tremendously grateful for his life-changing support. Ronaldo is not only one of the world’s most iconic sports figures, but he also has become a beacon of hope for millions of boys and girls worldwide — and hope is something that Syria’s children need now more than ever.” Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Street fighting and punishing aerial bombardments in Aleppo saw hospitals bombed and tens of thousands of homes and apartments become uninhabitable.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. APLONDON— Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his anguish over the plight of children in war-shattered Syria and made a donation to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo.The Real Madrid and Portugal star’s “generous donation” will fund food, clothing and medical care for families in Aleppo and across Syria, Save the Children said Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Cavs’ guard Smith out for three months Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes EDITORS’ PICK Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise View comments
“The Process” is channeling “The Answer.”Although ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, Philadelphia 76ers’ prized big man Joel Embiid has given the “City of Brotherly Love” something to look forward to.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident 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 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next pic.twitter.com/j9lh0Vo7ZV— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 7, 2017 LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties His undeniable impact on the basketball-crazed city—which has been missing since the Allen Iverson era—was immortalized in a recent cover issue of Slam magazine.Philly’s next superstar won’t play again this year, but The Process is just beginning.@JoelEmbiid covers SLAM 207: https://t.co/RkBYCnrple pic.twitter.com/Tw11197uyPFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 7, 2017As seen in a photo uploaded by Slam Online on Twitter, the 22-year-old Cameroonian reenacted AI’s iconic “Soul on Ice” magazine cover in 1999. MOST READ Behind-the-scenes with @JoelEmbiid from our latest cover shoot: https://t.co/RkBYCnrple pic.twitter.com/QxqdDQbeHN— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 7, 2017Meanwhile, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Adam Figman, addressed Embiid’s season-ending injury and its apparent poor timing of the issue’s release.“I know, I know: Rough timing,” he wrote in a separate report in SLAM.“Hey, it happens. You come up with a great idea, you execute it as well as you could possibly hope to (thank you, Sixers PR) and sometime between the magazine getting shipped off to the printer and the thing hitting newsstands you learn that your new cover star has been declared out for the season with a torn meniscus. Yikes.”Before hurting his meniscus, Embiid was tearing up the league with 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks per game in limited minutes, and was very well on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award.His predecessor, Iverson, meanwhile, remains as one of the most beloved figures in the Philly area, leading the team to the NBA Finals in 2001.Despite his diminutive size and frame, AI brought an undeniable swagger to the league and was a one-time NBA MVP, four-time scoring champion and 11-time NBA All-Star. Khristian Ibarrola /ra View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The former Kansas Jayhawk even paid homage to the Hall of Famer by donning his retired No. 3 jersey during a brief behind-the-scenes preview of the shoot.#TheProcess is just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao-Khan fight off—report
St Jago High School remains one of the unbeaten schools in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition, and coach Davion Ferguson says his team’s outstanding performance is down to their game-by-game approach. The Spanish Town-based school ended the first half of the first round with four wins and a draw from five matches, and despite many touting them as a possible contender for the title, Ferguson is not getting carried away, but says he will continue to manage his team by focusing on each game as it comes and see where it takes them. St Jago play Greater Portmore in their return Group D game at Greater Portmore, and Ferguson’s aim is to win and create more ground between the other contenders. “We are not thinking about the second half (first round). We are thinking about Greater Portmore (today). That is going to be a big challenge. We are top of the table and want to continue to win and we play them at home. But whoever is behind us, we hope we can get a bit more breathing space between us, so we want to put in a very good performance,” he said. MOTIVATION He revealed that their unbeaten start has been a source of motivation and they intend to keep that unbeaten run for as long as possible. “In the first round we remained unbeaten. We started out with one of the toughest teams in Denham Town, and all things were not in place but we drew, but every game from that we have won and improved. We take it game by game as it’s a young team, balanced with experienced players. We use the experienced ones to get the young guys settled and keep their feet on the ground, because schoolboys can be inconsistent so we manage them game by game. “But we have ambitions like all the teams and what we want to focus on is playing game by, game. We are improving game by game and it’s a good sign that you are going in the right direction when every game you step up a notch, so I am not please with where we are now but pleased with the direction in which we are heading. We are unbeaten and we are going to try and see how long we can keep this unbeaten run going,” he said.
Dear Editor,The recent commissioning of the turmeric factory in Hososroro Hill in Mabaruma in Region One (Barima-Waini) will provide immediate economic empowerment to the Region through job opportunities among other benefits by empowering the people and creating jobs in these communities.More than 50 farmers from turmeric-producing communities of Region One, namely Arukamai, Barima River, Aruka River, Hotoquai, Port Kaituma, Morawhanna, Hobodia, Yarakita, Aruau, Koberimo, St Anslym, Kachi Kamo, Black Water, Kamwatta, Wauna and White Water have benefited from planting materials, technical advice and training through the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI)The farmers are now assured of a ready market at the turmeric processing factory, which can process one tonne every three days in terms of processing and drying.Through this factory, fresh turmeric will also readily be available for export to neighbouring districts and regions, thus creating more markets.Sincerely,Shauna Williams
1 Rangers have refused to comment on reports that Ally McCoist has offered his resignation as manager.The 52-year-old has come under pressure from supporters in recent weeks, with the Glasgow giants trailing Hearts by nine points in the race to win promotion from the Scottish Championship.Various reports on Friday suggested he had tendered his resignation, but a spokesperson for the club offered a brief “no comment” in response to the reports.It is believed McCoist will travel with the team as usual for the Friday evening league game at Queen of the South.The Rangers team bus left the club’s Murray Park training ground for the game against Queen of the South by a back exit on Friday afternoon although it was not clear if the boss was on board.McCoist was a real Ibrox favourite as a player, scoring 355 goals in all and was part of the Rangers team which won nine league titles in a row in the 1980s and 1990s.But his tenure as manager since taking over from Walter Smith in 2011 has been far from plain sailing.Supporters’ criticism of his tactics and signings have increased this season in the wake of some poor performances and results.Aside from defeats to Championship rivals Hearts and Hibernian, the Gers have failed to beat Alloa in three attempts, with the recent 3-2 Challenge Cup defeat to The Wasps – after blowing a two-goal lead – bringing McCoist’s managerial abilities under even more intense scrutiny.McCoist, who had been assistant to Smith, led Rangers through a turbulent time in the club’s history.Rangers entered administration in February, 2012 before liquidation saw them resume in the lowest tier of Scottish football.The former Scotland striker had famously said: “We don’t do walking away” at the height of the club’s crisis which strengthened his hero status in the eyes of the supporters.However, two successive title wins were no more than was expected for a club who continued to spend big money on players’ wages.Despite being unbeaten on his way to the League One title last season, McCoist was pilloried for Scottish League Cup defeats to Forfar and a loss in the Challenge Cup final to Raith Rovers. Rangers manager Ally McCoist
A head chef required for a popular Letterkenny town centre bar/restaurant on a full-time basis. Job Description• Ensure continued efficiency of the kitchen and production of consistent, quality food • FETAC or equivalent qualification• Full-time hours• Available to work weekends• Demonstrate a working knowledge of HACCP • Ensure quality control and a high level of hygiene is maintained at all times• Manage and coordinate the work of a small team• Create new dishes and menus.• Maintain/raise the food’s profit margins for your employer.• Monitor and control stock levels. • Ensure correct stock rotation procedures are followed.Person Specification• Professional and detail conscious approach• Minimum two years’ experience at Head Chef Level • Ability to build positive working relationships with kitchen, front of house staff and management• Strong leadership skills• Ability to work on own initiativeWe are offering a competitive package for the right person!Please apply with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.orgJob Vacancy: Head chef required by Letterkenny bar/restaurant was last modified: February 13th, 2019 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:chefjobletterkennywanted
On Oct. 26, the library’s noontime program will feature “Living Well, Running Hard,” a presentation on living with Parkinson’s disease by John Ball. The program Nov. 16 will feature Ardis Tekip from Herbie’s Naturals with a discussion on nutrition. All lunch programs are free. Guests are asked to bring their own lunch. There will be no admittance after 12:15 p.m. For more information, call (562) 464 3450. Group seeks book, CD donations WHITTIER – Friends of the Sorensen Library needs donations of hardback and paperback books, CDs and children’s books. Donations can be delivered to Sorensen Library, 11405 E. Rosehedge Drive. All proceeds go to support library programs. For more information, call (562) 699-7555. Fall dance to be held for students WHITTIER – An October fall festival dance will be held for middle school students from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. The dance is part of the Friday Forum, a program sponsored by the SKILLS Foundation and the city. All participants must have a school ID and a parent-signed permission form. Tickets are $3 per person. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Shelter director to speak at meeting WHITTIER – Ted Knoll, director of the Whittier First Day Coalition’s transitional homeless shelter, will speak at the Whittier Y’s Men’s Club meeting at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Uptown YMCA, 12510 Hadley St. For more information, call John Richmond, membership director, at (626) 961-7867. Treatment center to mark opening WHITTIER – LUNA Recovery, an outpatient substance abuse treatment program serving teens, adults and their families, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its new facility at 5 p.m. Thursday at 12813 Philadelphia St. For more information, call (562) 693-0400. Computer class registration begins WHITTIER – Registration is open for evening computer classes at Whittier Adult School, 9401 S. Painter Ave. Classes include computer basics, introduction to computers, beginning and advanced Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Each class costs $10. For schedule information, visit the school or call (562)698-8121, Ext. 1300. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a fundraising fish dinner starting at 6 p.m. Friday. The suggested donation is $8 per person. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Library to kick off lunch program WHITTIER – Whittier Central Library’s “Lunch at the Library” program kicks off with “Birds of Whittier,” a presentation by the Whittier Chapter of the National Audubon Society’s Larry Schmahl at noon Sept. 28 at the library, 7344 S. Washington Ave. MONTEBELLO – Montebello Elks, 506 W. Whittier Blvd., will hold an all-you-can-eat taco dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday to raise funds for its programs to help disabled children. A $5 per person donation is suggested. For more information, call (323) 721-8506. Area veterans post to hold fundraiser