Serena happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals

first_imgIn the American’s absence, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza won Wimbledon for the first time with a final victory over Serena’s sister Venus.Winning Wimbledon for the eighth time in her 18th visit — coinciding with the event’s 150th anniversary — would be another memorable moment for Serena on the Centre Court she regards as a second home.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 crownBut Williams has made only a tentative return to action following complications during daughter Alexis Olympia’s birth.The 36-year-old was beaten by Venus at Indian Wells in March and suffered a dismal first round exit against Naomi Osaka in Miami. Serena Williams of the US celebrates after victory over Germany’s Julia Goerges in their women’s singles third round match on day seven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONAll eyes will be on Serena Williams when Wimbledon gets underway next week as the seven-time champion bids to win her first Grand Slam crown since becoming a mother.Williams’ two-year reign as Wimbledon champion ended 12 months ago when she missed the grass-court Grand Slam while she prepared for the September birth of her first child.ADVERTISEMENT Williams played her first Grand Slam for over a year at the French Open last month, reaching the fourth round before a shoulder injury forced her to quit ahead of her clash with old rival Maria Sharapova.Not seen on court since Paris, Serena has still loomed large over the tennis world as the debate rages over whether she should be seeded at Wimbledon.Williams is ranked 183 after her pregnancy absence, but she is a former world number one who won the last Grand Slam she competed in at the 2017 Australian Open.As a 23-time major winner, many believe Serena deserves to be seeded regardless of her current reduced status.However, French Open chiefs decided against seeding Williams.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA fines 3 Swiss players for goal celebration gestures Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Williams will use a protected ranking to enter Wimbledon, but their seedings committee will decide this week whether she should be included among the top 32 in the draw.Asked where he would rank his compatriot at Wimbledon, American legend John McEnroe said: “Somewhere between one and 10 – one and 16 at the worst.“I don’t think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight.As for the argument that seeding Williams might be unfair to the player edged out of the top 32, McEnroe responded: “What’s her name? No offence. You’re talking about Serena.”Amazing feelingGiven her wealth of experience and a lethal serve that is especially potent on grass, Williams should be a threat regardless of her seeding.Muguruza has the power and poise to trouble her, but the 24-year-old’s form comes in fits and starts.“She’s Serena Williams and she can play incredible. You can never underestimate a champion like her, even though she didn’t play as much,” Muguruza said.Muguruza, who also reached the Wimbledon final in 2015, dropped just one set in seven matches at the All England Club en route to her second Grand Slam title last year.“I know it’s going to be so important to go back, it’s going to be an amazing feeling to go on the court again and just remember a little bit the feelings from last year,” Muguruza added. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town World number one Simona Halep finally won her maiden Grand Slam in Paris earlier this month and though her game is better suited to clay, she has reached two successive Wimbledon quarter-finals.Sloane Stephens’ record at Wimbledon is mediocre, but she has been inspired since returning from an 11-month lay-off with a foot injury.The 25-year-old American won the 2017 US Open and reached this year’s French Open final to climb to fourth in the rankings.Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, would be a popular winner after battling back into the top 10 following the horrific stabbing that derailed her career in 2016.As for Sharapova, who famously inflicted one of Serena’s most painful defeats in the 2004 Wimbledon final, the Russian has not played a match on grass since 2015 following her doping ban and injury last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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‘Dr. Gwenigale’s Blood Pressure Is 197/90’

first_imgOne of Liberia’s renowned medical doctors has written and informed the Liberian Senate that the blood pressure of Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, is currently reading 197/90, and the Minister has been advised to avoid stressful situations.According to a medical report dated October 27, 2014 under the signature of Dr. Robert M. Kpoto of the Medlink Kassas Clinic in Monrovia, Minister Gwenigale is suffering from hypertension cardiovascular disease, which is associated with cardiac-related complications.According to Dr. Gwenigale’s medical report read before plenary yesterday, Dr. Kpoto wrote: “I have monitored Dr. Gwenigale’s blood pressure since October 16, 2014, which according to him sky-rocketed during his briefing at the Senate the previous day October 15, 2014.”Dr. Kpoto noted in his report that his colleague, Dr. Gwenigale is a known hypertensive since 1985 (29 years ago), but his pressure has been under control on medications until his recent encounter with the Senate. The pressure he said has since been unstable still ranging between high and normal, inspite of medications.“This morning, I checked him and his blood pressure is 197/90; his pulse is 88 per minute, but irregularly irregular.I have therefore, asked him to avoid stressful situations, continue his medications and take it easy at work.”Dr. Kpoto, concluding the medical report, wrote: “I will continue to monitor him until his pressure is stable, hopefully within the next 14 days; if his condition is not improved, then I will recommend a cardiologist’s assessment.”Dr. Kpoko’s report indicated that the embattled Minister is currently on prescribed medication.In a brief communication that accompanied the medical report, Dr. Gwenigale, who turns 80 next February (1935) wrote: “Attached,  please find a medical report that shows that my blood pressure is still elevated, and my appearance will make it even worse. I am kindly requesting that you allow me to appear when my health improves. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation…”Dr. Gwenigale was recently cited by the Senate to appear before the Senate with his lawyer to show reason why he should not be held in contempt after he accused members of the Senate Committee on Health of being in support of health workers’ strike action.Since then, his blood pressure has interfered with schedules to appear before members of the upper house.Following yesterday’s communication, retiring Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson proffered a motion that the letter be sent to the Health Committee, which is headed by Senator (Dr.) Peter Coleman, who is a medical doctor and a surgeon, to better advise the plenary. “Senator Coleman will advise us so as not to put Dr. Gwenigale in a precarious situation and will caution us as to whether we need to continue with this process, because at 197/90, Dr. Gwenigale shouldn’t be walking around.”The motion was passed despite the expressions of un-readiness by Senators who were suggesting amendments.Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson, before the final motion, warned his colleagues that the appearance of Dr. Gwenigale has become a political issue, and that there are attempts by the Executive to make the Liberian Senate look ridiculous. “In order to save our faces, I will suggest that instead of the Minister (Dr. Gwenigale) coming here, and since he says he is sick and can no longer make it, we just forget about him now and let him go on, because this is a delay tactic by Dr. Gwenigale and his boss…we’ve got many things to do for the Liberian people instead of wasting time behind somebody who is stubborn and arrogant.So please accept my amendments that the Liberian Senate drop all charges against Dr. Gwenigale and let him go and sin no more,” Senator Johnson recommended.       Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Open House for ‘Sounds of Nature’ at the Peace Gallery North

first_imgThe show, ‘Sounds of Nature’ showcases Lozeron’s perspective in a series of brilliant and realistic paintings of nature and its inspired sounds.- Advertisement -The open house is Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the gallery with an artist talk at 4:00 pm with Emily Lozeron.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Grande Prairie Artist, Emily Lozeron’s work will be featured during an open house at the Peace Gallery North. There will be refreshments and appetizers by the Cultured Cafe.last_img read more

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Young star Amy to take to the stage in Junior Eurovision contest

first_imgTalented Donegal teen Amy Meehan makes her bid to represent Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest search on TG4 this weekend.The 14-year-old Manorcunningham native has her sights set on being Ireland’s entrant in this year’s competition in Malta in November, and her next step is to wow the judges in the televised heats of the national search.The competition kicks off this Sunday on TG4 at 8pm. Amy will be competing against other hopefuls aged 9-14, and singing to impress the resident judging panel, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Pauline Avalon, along with guest judges and former Eurovision duo Jedward. Not only will the judges be looking for the best voice to represent Ireland, but also the best song. Amy is especially proud this year as she wrote her own original Irish song.Amy is no stranger to the spotlight and having success in music She also appeared on last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest on TG4. She has performed at events across the country and has supported The Commitments star Bronagh Gallagher on her new album launches. She was also the winner of the Talent Northwest 2016 competition in the Millennium Forum in Derry. Amy’s talents also include guitar and piano, and she is looking forward to writing more of her own material in the future.  Best of luck to Amy this weekend. Young star Amy to take to the stage in Junior Eurovision contest was last modified: October 5th, 2016 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:amy meehanjunior eurovisionMUSICsingerTG4last_img read more

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ULSTER CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONFIRMS ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL WILL GO AHEAD

first_imgThe Ulster SFC quarter-final between St Eunan’s and Roslea will go ahead according to Ulster CEO Danny Murphy.Ulster CEO Danny Murphy has conformed that Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final between St Eunan’s and Roslea will go ahead as planned.St Eunan’s welcome Fermanagh champions Roslea to O’Donnell Park on Sunday hoping to secure a place in the semi-final.There had been doubts regarding the fixture due to the on-going saga over the appeal by Naomh Conaill. The Donegal SFC is being challenged by Naomh Conaill following their controversial semi-final defeat against Glenswilly.Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner was shown a black-card in the closing stages of the match, his replacement Oisin Crawford scored a crucial point to edge Glenswilly into lead in stoppage time.Naomh Conaill maintain Bonner should’ve been shown a red card because he had already been booked.Naomh Conaill’s appeal was rejected by both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council, they’ve now taken their appeal to Croke Park. Ulster CEO Danny Murphy told The Irish Times, “It’s not impacting on the fixtures at the weekend,” he told this newspaper.“St Eunan’s will play Roslea and the winners will go on to the semi-final.“The Donegal county board accepted the referee’s report and confirmed the final score in the game.“When this was appealed to Ulster Council, the appeal was ruled out of order.Naomh Conaill’s are seeking a re-match because of the refereeing error but precedents are encouraging for the club, which is hoping to have their original appeal heard by the Ulster Council before Sunday’s quarter-final. The case is similar to that which arose in a football match in Limerick in 2005 between Fr Casey’s and St Senan’s and gave rise to a challenge from the former, based on a refereeing error during the match.The matter ended up before the Disputes Resolution Authority, which rejected the challenge.ULSTER CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONFIRMS ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL WILL GO AHEAD was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:appealCroke ParkGAANaomh ConaillnewsRosleaSportSt EunansUlster councillast_img read more

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INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE FOR LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgThe chaplains and management at Letterkenny General Hospital are inviting people to a Service of Remembrance (inter-denominational).The service is being held for those who have suffered miscarriages, still-births and neo-natal deaths at the hospital.The Service of Remembrance will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, 11th March, in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny.  INTER-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE FOR LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: March 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)last_img read more

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GARDAI REVEAL THAT ‘LEG’ WASHED UP ON BEACH WAS NOT HUMAN

first_imgGardai have confirmed that ‘human remains’ washed up on a Donegal beach last week are not human at all.The Garda Pres office said yesterday that tests showed the remains which were thought to be part of a leg were not part of human anatomy.The ‘remains’ were discovered on Sunday week last by a family out walking on the beach at Magheragallon in West Donegal around 2.30pm. The scene was examined, the remains removed for examination and the coroner was notified.It is understood the remains were found by people enjoying the summer weather at the beach.However it is still not known the origins of the remains or from what animal they once belonged.GARDAI REVEAL THAT ‘LEG’ WASHED UP ON BEACH WAS NOT HUMAN was last modified: June 19th, 2013 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:beachhuman remainsmagheragallonwashed uplast_img read more

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Sale of Hazard a hazard to Chelsea’s Europa future

first_imgThe rumours that Chelsea are going to be selling of Hazard to Real Madrid soon have been going around for a while now. The confirmation of the rumours did not come recently, but it did come with a big impact on the club and their fans. Many have been feeling rather despondent, some even fearing that the fact that Hazard is being sold off to Real Madrid might have a terrible result on the future of the club. The predictions are all over the place and the fears are really shaking the paranoia of the fans awake, with some mighty tips being dropped that the future of the Europa final might be under hazard if the deal goes through soon. The deal is officialRecent announcements by the club officials have made it clear that the sale deal will be made official and the details will be made public on May 12th, which is coming much sooner than everyone expected. There were fears going around for a while that the team will be losing, or getting rid of, their best player before the Europa semi-finals and the finals are over, but these fears were dispelled yesterday The leaders of the club mentioned that the only way that the deal will be going through sooner, rather than later, is if the Blues do not end up making it to the Finals. According to them, Hazard will be staying on with the team in case the team makes it to the finals.The transfer, resulting from Zinedine Zidane wanting Hazard on his team, was under suspicion for a long time. Fans were not willing to believe the transfer was going to happen, and with Zizou leaving and coming back a number of times, some were excited to not have Hazard leave. But the choice has been made, both by Zidane and by Hazard and now the club has to comply with the choice of their best player as well.The good and the bad news and predictionsOne thing is guaranteed at least – Hazard will be finishing the championship with Chelsea, which is what the fans and the club were hoping for. Otherwise, there would be too much danger to the club, as many fans doubted the ability of the team to hold their own in the finals without their best player. Still, there are some that believe even the simple news of Hazard leaving might have an adverse effect on the performance of the team. Some are expecting the news to harm the morale of the team and cause them to surrender even before finishing the semi-finals, a tragic end to an interesting run this year around. While the fears seem to be justified, at least sort of, hopes remain high that the team will be able to rally and give their best and one of the fan favorite players a chance to have a successful and impressive end to the end of his Chelsea run. While the hopes remain high, the final result of the deal is yet to be seen. The final announcement will be made on May 12th. But Chelsea fans should be prepared to say goodbye to one of the favourite Blue players of the past few years, as the deal is now unavoidable. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

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Warriors visit with House speaker Nancy Pelosi after Wizards game

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The Warriors’ players trickled out of their locker room one-by-one. In a nearby hallway, House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D. Calif) greeted them and expressed admiration both for their 126-118 win over the Wizards on Thursday and for their civic engagement.Pelosi expressed the most enthusiasm toward Draymond Green. After all, Pelosi said she had …last_img read more

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Oil reserves discovered in Zambia

first_img24 October 2006Zambia has discovered its first-ever reserves of oil and gas near its border with Angola, and is inviting foreign companies to conduct exploratory drilling to investigate the potential of this new resource, the country’s government announced on Monday.An impoverished country to the north of Zimbabwe, Zambia currently relies on its reserves of copper as a source of foreign currency. This new find opens up the possibility of it enjoying a similar economic boom to neighbouring Angola, which has become Africa’s second-largest oil producer after Nigeria, with a GDP growth rate of around 19%.The Mail & Guardian website reports that samples taken at a dozen sites in the northwestern provinces of Zambezi and Chavuma have confirmed gas and oil residues. The discoveries were announced in a statement from the office of President Levy Mwanawasa, who visited the area on Sunday.“The microbial analysis showed that 12 sites were positive for oil and six for gas,” the website quoted Mwanawasa as saying.“These results confirm the presence of oil and gas in the sub-surface of the two districts of Chavuma and Zambezi.“It is hoped the country will see more exploration and extraction activities for oil and gas in different parts that would strengthen the country’s economy,” Mwanawasa said.He said exploration companies will determine the oil and gas reserves from the two districts before expanding the exercise to other parts of the country.The possibility of oil and gas reserves was first explored in 2004, after prolonged fires in the region prompted the Zambian government to launch an investigation.The size of the reserves is still unknown, but it is hoped that they can become a significant source of revenue in a country where about two-thirds of the population live on less than a dollar a day.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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