Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Croatia’s Donna Vekic in two sets 7-5, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — The topic was the location of Maria Sharapova’s upcoming third-round match at the French Open, and a reporter noted it likely will be at one of the tournament’s main arenas, given that it involves 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova.“Well,” came the rejoinder, “there is also Sharapova.”ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls And she wasn’t at all shy about sizing things up against Sharapova, saying: “I believe I have (a) better serve than she (does), so I think that can be the deciding key.”Then there was this remark: “She can do a lot of mistakes … a lot of free points from double-faults.”After her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over 2015 French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova on Wednesday, Pliskova acknowledged she has been thinking about taking on Sharapova since the draw was done a week ago.“For me, it was the goal to play her in the third round,” Pliskova said, adding a few moments later: “I believe I have a good chance to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial When on-target, her strokes are among the best in the game. So is her grit.Those could both be tested Saturday against Pliskova, who is seeded No. 6 and was a semifinalist in Paris last year.Her top skill is her serve, which Sharapova knows will provide a test.“I don’t expect extremely long rallies against an opponent like that. But sometimes (that’s) not what it takes to win a match, and I think you have to kind of take care of your service games, and I have to serve better than I have been,” Sharapova said. “And take care of the return. But that side of the game, I feel, has improved in the last few months.”Pliskova is on pace to lead the WTA in aces for the fourth consecutive season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ This was delivered with Sharapova’s chin resting on her right hand and was followed by a bit of a staredown, as if to say: Let’s not forget who you’re talking to here. The 31-year-old Russian has, after all, been ranked No. 1. She does, after all, own five major titles. And that total does, after all, include a pair from Roland Garros.She is playing in the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2015, though, and she advanced Wednesday by beating 50th-ranked Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4 to improve to 13-0 in the second round.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“I don’t think there is ever, like, a perfect way to go into a match. I think you always have to feel that you’re improving and there are things that you’re working on, because that will always make you better,” the 28th-seeded Sharapova said. “There are a lot of things I feel I could have done better (in) the last two matches and I hope I will.”She missed the 2016 French Open while serving a doping suspension, then was denied a wild-card entry by the French tennis federation last year, when her ranking was too low to earn automatic entry. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Call it a comeback: Serena Williams to 3rd Rd at French Open Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
In this image released Monday Feb. 4, 2019, by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) showing the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration N264DB that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala, when it disappeared from radar contact on Jan. 21 2019. The Air accident investigators say one body is visible in the sea in the wreckage of the plane that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson. (AAIB via AP)LONDON — One body is visible in the seabed wreckage of a plane that went missing carrying Argentine football player Emiliano Sala and his pilot two weeks ago over the English Channel.Britain’s Air Accident Investigation Branch did not say on Monday if the underwater camera identified Sala or pilot David Ibbotson, the only two people on board the small aircraft that disappeared from radar over the English Channel on Jan. 21 as it flew from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, Wales.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:21Trump suggests Iran responsible for downed plane00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 28-year-old Sala was preparing to start a new career in the English Premier League at Cardiff after the striker was sold by French topflight club Nantes.An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveyed the seabed and confirmed an object was the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, with the registration N264DB visible in a picture of the fuselage released on Monday.“It’s imperative that the plane is recovered, and now even more so now we know someone is down there,” Mearns said.Recovering the body without raising the wreckage is complex, according to Ross Taylor of A-to-Sea Solutions, whose survey ship was used in the search.“ROVs are sometimes able to grab on to items, but whether that would happen I don’t know,” Taylor said. “Divers can also get down to that depth but it’s a much bigger operation. In 25 meters to 30 meters of water, it would be a lot easier, but in 70 meters, it would be a much bigger operation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Wreckage from the plane was located on Sunday after Sala’s family raised funds for a private search by American-born shipwreck-hunting specialist David Mearns because authorities called off the official search.Although the seabed search on Sunday was conducted in conjunction with British air accident investigators, they have not said if they plan to raise the wreckage to the surface.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Let’s hope they can rescue it as soon as possible to find out what happened and have some sort of certainty,” Horacio Sala, the footballer’s father, told The Associated Press outside the family’s home in Progreso, about 300 miles (500 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires.“I feel very empty. For a father to lose a son, is not something that you expect.” Investigators plan to release an interim report into the accident this month. Parts of the plane were first believed to have been discovered last week when two seat cushions were found on the French coast.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Alas says latest ACL injury ‘will only make me more resilient and much stronger’
Would Alvaro Morata be a good signing for Arsenal? 1 There have been calls for Arsene Wenger to sign a new striker this summer, as Arsenal look to finally win the Premier League title.Fans of the North London club have become sick of Olivier Giroud’s poor finishing, which was one of the main reasons the Gunners could only finish second to Leicester this season.In the search for a new forward, one of the club’s prime targets appears to be Alvaro Morata, the 23-year-old Spanish striker currently owned by Juventus.The former Real Madrid academy talent has not been the most prolific forward since his move to Italy in 2014, netting 15 and 12 goals in the last two seasons respectively, but few doubt he has the talent and potential to be a top class forward.This can be evidenced in the goal he scored on Saturday night against Milan to win the 2016 Coppa Italia. The youngster converted a first-time finish off a perfect Juan Cuadrado cross, scoring what might just be his last goal for Juve.Wenger is said to be a big fan of the forward, and you can watch his winning goal below…
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This is an important development in the history of the NYSE, Euronext and the global capital markets,” NYSE Chief Executive John Thain said in a statement. “A partnership with Euronext fulfills our shared vision of building a truly global marketplace with great breadth of product and geographic reach that will benefit all investors, issuers, and our shareholders and stakeholders.” The newly formed NYSE Euronext’s market value would make it the globe’s most valuable securities market. The largest is currently Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc., which is worth some $15.6 billion. Under the proposal, each NYSE share would be converted into one share of common stock of the new combined company NYSE Euronext. Holders of Euronext ordinary shares would be offered the right to exchange each of their shares for 0.98 share of NYSE Euronext stock and 21.32 euros ($27.42) in cash. The deal, worth $9.96 billion, gives Euronext shareholders a “mix and match” option to select how much cash or stake in the newly combined company they prefer. Euronext will also pay a previously announced dividend of 3 euros per share. The exchange will have its group headquarters at the NYSE’s current base in New York and European headquarters at Euronext’s base. NEW YORK – NYSE Group Inc. agreed Thursday to acquire Euronext NV for nearly $10 billion in cash and stock, creating the first trans-Atlantic securities market in a deal that would pressure rival exchanges to consolidate. The 214-year-old New York Stock Exchange trumped a competing bid by Deutsche Boerse AG to acquire Paris-based Euronext, which operates bourses in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon. If approved by shareholders and regulators, the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext will handle about $2.1 trillion in stock trades each month and have a market value of $20 billion. The acquisition of Europe’s second-largest stock exchange ushers in a new era for financial markets, one in which investors can trade stocks, options, futures, commodities and corporate bonds on two continents up to 12 hours a day. NYSE’s move also ups the ante for rival exchanges – chiefly the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. and Deutsche Boerse – to assemble their own deals to avoid being left behind in global consolidation. Euronext Chairman Jan-Michiel Hessels will maintain that position, while Thain will continue as CEO. The board of a combined company would include 11 directors from NYSE and nine from Euronext. Each of the companies’ markets would come under the jurisdiction of local regulators – a move that seemed aimed at addressing concerns that European exchanges would have to comply with stricter U.S. market rules. Passage of the deal is expected to be a cooperative effort between regulators in the U.S. and Europe. “We are working with our counterparts in Paris and Amsterdam to establish a cooperative approach to the type of combination being proposed,” said Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox. “We have every expectation that a transaction can take place that will benefit investors in all of the affected countries.” Common shares of NYSE Euronext would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext. Both exchanges believe the combination will create cost savings of $375 million, with some $250 million of that from integrating their technology platforms. NYSE Euronext is expected to be launched within six months, after regulatory and shareholder approval. “The Supervisory and Management Boards of Euronext have been through an extensive process of identifying the best consolidation opportunity for our shareholders, issuers, and users, and we strongly believe NYSE is the best partner,” Hessels said in a statement. Hessels and Thain were to give further details of a deal they’re calling a “merger of equals” this morning at a news conference in Paris. What’s unclear is whether Deutsche Boerse might return with a sweetened bid, even though Euronext management urged shareholders to support the NYSE deal. At least one large Euronext shareholder has said the company could have garnered a higher premium given the industry’s consolidation. The agreement comes amid a flurry of deal proposals that kicked off in March, when the Nasdaq made a $4.5 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange. After the offer was rebuffed, the Nasdaq has since acquired more than 25 percent of the LSE, prompting Euronext to call off its long-running interest in the British exchange. In addition, Deutsche Boerse last month unveiled a competing offer for Euronext that was valued at about $11 billion. The German exchange has already failed on several occasions in recent years to acquire the London Stock Exchange.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WITH ladies football on the rise again in Donegal and success for clubs throughout the county at provincial and national level, Saturday sees a fundraising day for the county team – the Donegal Senior Ladies Development Fund.Bucket collections will be taking place in shops and at matches tomorrow in Moville, Carndonagh, Dungloe, Ballybofey, Donegal Town and various locations throughout Letterkenny.Please support ladies footballers tomorrow by making a donation – every cent counts. SATURDAY IS DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL FUNDRAISING DAY was last modified: December 12th, 2014 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:Donegal LGFAfundraising dayLadies Football
Argentine star Messi 30, and his bride, 29, met when the player was nine years old. Courtesy photo.By AgenciesLionel Messi said “I do” to childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the “wedding of the century.”Following the private ceremony, the couple appeared happy and relaxed as they walked a red carpet before hundreds of journalists at a hotel and casino complex, Roccuzzo donning a tight, mermaid-style gown by Spanish designer Rosa Clara.The couple’s children Thiago, four, and Mateo, one, had front seats at the ceremony attended by some 260 guests, including Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, and numerous footballers such as Messi’s Barcelona strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez. Argentine media called it the “wedding of the century” for Rosario, the gritty northern port city where Messi, 30, and his bride, 29, met when the player was nine years old. Former Barca and current Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas was in attendance, along with Argentina and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.Childhood sweethearts Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo walk the red carpet following their star-studded wedding. Courtesy photo. Tags: MessiMessi weddingtop Messi and Roccuzzo live in Barcelona where he plays, but still return regularly to Rosario for vacations. He moved to Spain when he was 13 to join FC Barcelona, but the couple kept in touch. Messi has gone on to win the top Ballon d’Or award five times and is widely regarded as the world’s best footballer.Comments
Uncertainty surrounds the weather forecast for this St Patrick Day weekend, but some forecasters fear another cold snap may arrive for the festivities. Met Eireann’s forecast does not track far enough ahead to Saturday 17th March, but early signs show that another cold system is stirring over eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The spring sunshine could turn back to cold, snowy and icy conditions if there is a ‘Beast 2.0’, as some forecasters speculate.TV3 Forecaster Deric Ó hArtagáin suggested that the cold spell could reach Ireland by Sunday 18th March. Deric tweeted: “So …no need for alarm just yet but something is stirring for next weekend. Could #BeastFromTheEast could be making a come back?! Early tracking models for next Sunday 18th. Nothing confirmed. Will be keeping a close eye!!”From early charts, there is a chance that Ireland will be caught in the battleground of warm and wet Atlantic air and the cold front from the East.BBC weatherman Simon King also shared his suspicion over the impact of the incoming weather on the UK and Ireland:The Beast 2.0Possibly coming to a location near you this weekend. But, are squeals ever any good? Time will tell. #BeastFromTheEast ❄ pic.twitter.com/poDuwzRxte— Simon King (@SimonOKing) March 12, 2018 Advertisement Met Eireann are not confirming any severe weather year, but have forecast a colder spell from Friday following some milder frost-free nights this week.According to Met.ie: “The weather for the weekend is still rather uncertain with low pressure remaining to the west of Ireland and a high pressure system building over Scandinavia, but current indications suggest that Saturday, St Patrick’s Day will be a windy day with easterly winds increasing fresh or strong and turning colder with scattered showers.”Will a second ‘Beast from the East’ strike this Bank Holiday weekend? was last modified: March 12th, 2018 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:Beast from the EastSt Patrick’s DayweatherWeekend
Red Bluff >> Sixteen recent graduates went through the final football practice of their high school careers Friday morning at Sacred Heart School in preparation for today’s, June 18, Lions All Star Football Nor-Cal eight-man matchup at Shasta College in Redding. While the game represents the end of an era for some players from the South squad others hope it will signal the start of a college career, including Los Molinos’ Tyler Winter, who hopes to play at Butte College or elsewhere in the …
“Through these services we manage the hosting of a client’s business platforms and application servers whilst leveraging off Neotel’s significant economies of scale,” said Zote, adding that the data centres provide the flexibility of choosing from hosting floor space to racks to platforms. “We have already reached 100% utilisation of the first phase of our data centre in Midrand while the second expansion phase is already 50% subscribed,” Neotel communications head Wandile Zote said in a statement last month. Managed hosting services Neotel’s first data centre was launched in June 2009 at the Neotel premises in Midrand, Johannesburg. “With the opening of a second Data Centre in Cape Town, businesses in Cape Town now have the opportunity to make use of our facilities while unlocking the opportunity for businesses to host both their production and business continuity sites.” Fresh new approach 16 August 2010 By hosting at these centres, the company says customers will not only reduce their risk of hikes in operational costs due to potential price increases for energy but more importantly reduce their carbon footprints. The new data centre builds on the company’s strength in providing outsourced hosting services, managed services and hosted applications that have already generated interest from several large enterprises. “We meet clients half way, extending competitive pricing to ensure the service offered is market related and gives fair value – particularly in today’s tough times,” he said. The data centre is home to a number of managed hosting and virtual hosting services, including managed storage and backup, virtual firewall and server virtualisation services. Neotel says its data centres are an example of a fresh new approach in the South African market – they are modular in design, with high energy efficient technologies allowing the highest data centre cooling density. Improved cooling techniques will further limit excess power utilisation. “Our clients recognise Neotel’s professionalism and data centre expertise which focuses strongly on proactive management and maintenance to ensure unmatched uptime and reliability,” said Zote. Following on significant demand for local converged telecoms operator Neotel’s managed hosting services, the company has decided to launch a second Tier 3 data centre in Cape Town. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
A third year resident doctor of Ahmedabad civil hospital attempted suicide, alleging caste discrimination. M.. Mariraj, a native of Tamil Nadu, and currently a resident doctor studying general surgery in Civil Hospital and Medical College, attempted suicide by consuming sleeping tablets following a spat with some staff members in Operation Theatre (OT).The civil hospital authorities have dismissed his allegations and said he had threatened the administration of extreme step in the past also.“His all allegations are baseless. In fact, his Head of Department himself is from the SC community so there is no question of any caste discrimination,” Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr M.M. Prabhakar said.The hospital’s post graduate course director Dr Hansa Goswami also dismissed the allegations and held that “there has been some issue with this particular student.” In the past also, he made allegations and a committee was also formed to look into his issues, she said.According to sources, the student sometimes got stressed because of language issues as he does not understand both Gujarati and Hindi while majority of people in the hospital use these two languages.“We have taken his compliant seeking to file atrocity case against two persons Dr Neel Patel and Dr Utkarsh Shah,” a police official from Zone 4 said, adding the victim has stated in his complaint that he was not allowed to perform individual surgery and faced caste-based discrimination from people belonging to the upper castes.