“Without Serena or Sharapova women’s tennis would be unfeasible”

first_imgNevertheless, his statements rose in tone after saying that girls’s tennis would be unfeasible if it didn’t have large stars. “Males’s tennis is the boss. It has elevated its revenue and a spotlight for a very long time. Nevertheless, girls’s tennis is tougher to market and promote, and nearly unimaginable if there are not any large stars. With out sports activities or media stars like Sharapova or Serena, girls’s tennis is unfeasible “Safin stated.Youzhny additionally endorsed Safin’s opinion and warranted that he doesn’t know the highest 10 gamers within the classification regardless of persevering with on the circuit as Denis Shapovalov’s coach. “I would not be in a position to title the highest 10 within the WTA rating and that I always see girls’s matches.” Marat Safin has starred in some fairly controversial statements in regards to the proposal to unite the ATP and WTA circuits underneath a single establishment that Roger Federer proposed and that has the assist of different excellent gamers reminiscent of Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.In an Instagram Reside that he made along with the ex-tennis participant Mikhail Youzhny, Safin was in favor of this union. “It looks like a good suggestion to me, union would deliver many advantages to our sport. It would be higher commercialized, it would be extra engaging to sponsors and it would assist girls’s tennis. “last_img read more

Letran coach Napa looks ahead to next season, targets title

first_imgNapa set modest goals to start the season and knew Letran could go as far as the Final Four.He said adversities and at the start of the season also added weight on the Knights’ shoulders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We knew from the start where we could go. We just had to deal with a lot of issues early in the season, telenovelas which happened and that’s what made us suffer and complicated our situation,” he said.“But we’re not looking at it as an excuse and we think of it as a rallying point for us to solidify our bond and got us to where we’re at. It just so happened that our season ended here.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “One thing’s for sure, my target next year is to become a champion. That’s my mindset,” he boldly declared. “My mindset right now is to go to the Final Four, but next year, our mindset is to become number one.” Despite all they had to deal with, the Knights showed some fight and finished the eliminations at 9-9, tied for fourth as they survived two do-or-die games.Letran nearly made it three knockout games in a row, but San Sebastian, which drew a career performance from Michael Calisaan, was just too much down the stretch.“It’s hard to win if we have 15 missed free throws,” said Napa, who cited the Knights’ horrible shooting from the free throw line, going 18-of-33, after a 74-69 loss to the Stags on Tuesday.“We also had crucial stops that we didn’t execute. We made runs, but when we changed players, it changed the complexion of the game. There were unnecessary things that happened that gave our opponents the momentum.”Napa, though, isn’t blaming anybody for the Knights’ early exit as he looks ahead to the next season where he feels his team can contend for a title.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Stags’ Calisaan has come a long way since his motorcycle accident last year Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShortly after Letran’s season ended, coach Jeff Napa quickly shifted his focus on the Knights’ future where he sees a different story unfolding.“Next year is a different story. There’s really competition with the talent we have, so there’s no assurance on who will make the lineup next year,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Quick Fixes Will Not Cut It, Sir!

first_imgLest they forget, officials of this government need to be reminded that they hold the key to the end of the economic nightmare confronting the country. Promises and assurances made by the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate that all will be well come February 2020 may vey well turn out to be a mirage given demands by the World Bank to have the GOL restitute what they call eligible funds and assets as reported in the December 6, 2019 edition of the Daily Observer under the headline “World Bank Slams Gov’t Over Financial Improprieties”.According to the story, the Government of Liberia is accused of a host of improprieties in the management of funds intended to support projects in the country. Now the World Bank is demanding restitution of funds to the tune of USD$11,800.00. And implicit in the demand for restitution is the potential threat of sanctions hovering over this government, should it fail to restitute the funds.Additionally, Finance Minister Samuel Tweh, who exercises control over such funds, ought to be reminded that the World Bank is a twin sister to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on which this government is counting to deliver the goods come February. In view of this situation, the Daily Observer is wont to question whether Senator Albert Chie actually intended to say that support from the IMF would be forthcoming only after the restitution of the funds which is expected to be made by February.In other words, therefore, civil servants should expect tougher and leaner times in the months ahead. Now that it appears apparent that civil servants will not be paid for Christmas, the question is whether they will make good on their threat to stage a go-slow, should government fail to meet its obligation before Christmas.It therefore behooves this government to take urgent remedial actions to address the situation in order to forestall potential civil unrest. The printing and introduction of new Liberian dollar currency banknotes as hinted by government officials is clearly not the solution. True, it might provide a sort of temporary relief in the short term; but in the long term, it will prove disastrous because it will send inflation spiraling through the roof to the point where one may need to have bundles of notes to buy a single loaf of bread.These are indeed very worrisome concerns which this government must treat with urgency. To a large extent, extra budgetary expenses appear to be the main culprit, owing to the very strong penchant by officials at the highest level of government to indulge in extravagant and ostentatious display of wealth, with all such funds coming from the national treasury.One thing which appears likely is that the planned December 30 protest will attract a large following as civil servants may turn out en masse to vent out their frustration for not being paid. However, given the potential threat of violence and given the experience of prolonged exposure to violence, civil servants could very well stay at home away from work rather than risk exposure to untoward developments.This government would do itself well to recognize the exigency of the situation and act accordingly to bring relief to the suffering mass of Liberians.Quick fixes will not cut it Sir!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Barcelona go for Leicester man, Man United target valued at £40m and more gossi

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online…Barcelona are weighing up a £40m move for Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez, 25. (Daily Star)Manchester United’s star players have been told they face a pay cut. (The Times)United have been told to come up with £40m if they want to sign Juventus’ 25-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Sandro. (Daily Express)Tottenham striker Harry Kane has urged manager Mauricio Pochettino to stay at White Hart Lane and ignore the overtures of Manchester United. (The Sun)Chelsea have entered talks with Roma over the possible signing of £28m-rated Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 27. (Guardian)Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been reassured that they will refuse to sell 27-year-old striker Diego Costa this summer, despite interest from the Spain striker’s old club Atletico Madrid and the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, faces losing his place next season, with Asmir Begovic set to be handed the chance to become Conte’s number one. (Daily Mail)Barcelona are determined to keep hold of 23-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen – a target for Liverpool and Manchester City. (Daily Star)Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club to make a summer move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal. (Le10 Sport)Arsenal’s Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, has held talks with Turkish club Fenerbahce with a view to a transfer within the next three years. (Daily Mirror)Gunners legend Ian Wright believes the club needs “a young Jermain Defoe” to make the most of Ozil’s creative talent. (Evening Standard)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?‘We just can’t score!’ – Sam Allardyce urges Sunderland to rediscover scoring touch to boost Premier League survival hopesInter Milan leading chase to sign Liverpool and Everton target Caner ErkinManchester City eye Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte ahead of Pep Guardiola arrivalAtletico Madrid see Juan Cuadrado approach rejected by Antonio Conte and ChelseaStoke City plot summer swoop for in-form France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac‘Get Aubameyang!’ – Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City board to sign red-hot Borussia Dortmund strikerSouthampton striker Graziano Pelle an £8m target for AC MilanChelsea transfer report: Antonio Conte keen to be reunited with Arturo Vidal as part of Chelsea squad overhaulWest Ham transfer boost! Besiktas chief willing to sell Hammers target Gokhan Tore ‘for the right price’Arsenal transfer report: Gunners target Arda Turan considering big-money move to ChinaTransfer report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready to snub Manchester United interest and sign new Paris Saint-Germain dealMarquinhos puts Chelsea and Manchester United on alert by telling Paris Saint-Germain he wants move this summerlast_img read more


first_imgChildren in a Co Donegal school are hoping that members of the Star Wars crew might just call by and see their spectacular mural in honour the sci-fi spectacular.The pupils at St Columb’s National School in Moville have gone Star Wars mad as the crew get ready to film scenes in nearby Malin Head.The boys and girls have spent hours preparing pictures of Yoda, Darth Vadar, Princess Leia and other characters and built a massive tribute to their page age heroes. Many of the children have visited the area at Ireland’s most northerly point which is being prepared to shoot the scene for the film this weekend.The children’s teacher, Miss Katy Love, said the children are getting very excited in advance of the weekend and the hopes of perhaps seeing a famous character form the Holywood blockbuster.“A lot of the children have been taking trips out to Malin Head with their families at the weekends and on the nice evenings this week to see if they can catch a glimpse of any of the action, or spot the Millennium Falcon,” said Miss Love. DONEGAL SCHOOL BUILDS COOL STAR WARS MURAL WALL was last modified: May 11th, 2016 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:donegalmovillemuralStar Warslast_img read more

Fulham 1-1 Reading: Royals escape with a draw in Championship play-off first-leg

first_img1 Jaap Stam’s men frustrated the free-scoring hosts at Craven Cottage Reading escaped with a 1-1 draw from a feisty Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Fulham.The free-scoring Cottagers dominated at Craven Cottage but had only Tom Cairney’s header to show for their efforts.Reading had taken a surprise lead through Jordan Obita, but after Cairney equalised they had to withstand a second-half onslaught.They survived the final 10 minutes with 10 men after captain Paul McShane was sent off – the defender will now miss Tuesday’s second leg and the final should they get there.Fulham may have finished the season in sixth place but they were the joint-highest scorers in the division with 85 goals from 46 matches – including a 5-0 hammering of Reading here in December. Royals boss Jaap Stam, presumably mindful of that mauling, opted for a five-man defence and displayed a clear intent to frustrate Fulham’s potent attack.Their midfielder John Swift even picked up a booking for time wasting, six minutes before half-time.Fulham left their 16-year-old prodigy Ryan Sessegnon on the bench, despite it not being a school night, but they still created the better of the few chances in the first half.The best of them fell to Sone Aluko, who was unmarked 12 yards out when he met Floyd Ayite’s cut-back but pulled his shot across goal and wide.Cairney curled an early effort high and wide, and Ayite shot wastefully into the side netting when he should have squared the ball in first-half stoppage time.But for all their lack of ambition, Reading stunned the hosts when Obita fired them into the lead eight minutes after half-time.Fulham felt Stefan Johansen was fouled in the build-up as McShane ploughed through the midfield and fed Obita on the left.The full-back was not closed down quickly enough by Ryan Fredericks and drilled a low, angled drive in off the far post.That setback merely served to fire Fulham up, however, and Johansen saw a long-range effort saved by Ali Al Habsi before they grabbed a 65th-minute equaliser.Scott Malone’s cross was palmed out by Al Habsi straight onto the head of Cairney, who nodded into an unguarded net for his 13th goal of the season.McShane was then shown a straight red card for an awful challenge on Kevin McDonald, and the 10-man visitors were forced back deeper and deeper.But Fulham were unable to find a way through with Ayite firing over from the edge of the area and Fredericks driving wide in stoppage time.last_img read more


first_imgRosapenna Golf Club captured the 2011/12 Gaeltacht League at the Captain’s Day in Narin & Portnoo last Saturday.The team led by long standing captain Joe McHugh who finished top of the league table were paired with Portsalon in the play-off on the Captain’s Day.Rosapenna finished with a total of 361 points from our 10 best cards to win by 10 clear points from Gweedore & Narin/Portnoo both on 351. The Rosapenna team returned great scores on a tough day with a good number of birdies and John Casey holing his approach to the Par 4 9th for an eagle two.Congratulations to Joe McHugh and all the team members who competed all winter and performed so well on the day in the play-off in Narin & Portnoo.Rosapenna finished runners up two years ago in Portsalon.Well done to Kevin Brogan who finished 3rd in the overall Captain’s Day with 40 pts. Rosapenna Team prizes were as follows- 1st Garvin Toye with 38 pts bot, 2nd Seamus Herraghty with 38 ptsGross Seamus Connor with 28 gross pts3rd Matthew Coyle with 36 pts botThe team medals will be presented to all players at the next club presentation on Saturday the 5th of May.On Sunday the 23rd the club competition held over the Old Tom Morris Links was won by Marty McDermott 5 with 40pts bot. Runner up was Matthew Coyle 18 with 40 pts. Good luck to the Donegal League team who take on Redcastle in a preliminary round at home this Sunday the 29th at 3.30pm. Home support is welcome.There will be an Open Foursomes (any combination) competition this coming Saturday (28th) with the GUI Jimmy Bruen qualifying taking place the following Sunday the 6th of May at Narin & Portnoo G.C followed by the GUI Pierce Purcell qualifying in Greencastle G.C on Sunday the 13th of May.The Bevan Cup will be played for this Sunday the 29th. The subscription assist competition will take place on Saturday the 5th of May over the Old Tom Morris Links, this competition is only open to members who have paid their golf fees in full for 2012.The draw has been made for the 2012 Doubles Match play and is posted in the members room. The top pair are to make contact and all first round matches must be played by Monday the 28th of May.There is a time-sheet in strict operation at weekends and all players must book tee times for weekend play, this can be done by contacting the Pavilion Golf Shop between 8am & 4pm daily or by email golf@rosapenna.ie at any time.All golfers are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green surrounds which have all been recently over-seeded and all teeing grounds.The 2012 Golfer of the Year format will be the same as last year with your best six cards from closed club competitions between Sunday May 6th & Sunday September 30th inclusive counting toward your grand total.The entry sheet is posted in the member’s room and the entry fee is 5e per player.All entry fees must be put into a detailed envelope and into the entry fee box in the members room. The closing date for entries is Saturday the 5th May.The 2012 subscription to the Rosapenna Golf Resort, payable in the Pavilion Golf Shop, will include membership to the Rosapenna Golf Club.All golf fees are now due and must be paid in full by the 14th of May 2012.These fees cover the Old Tom Morris Links (18 holes) and the Coastguard Nine (9 holes).The concessionary member green fee applies to the Sandy Hills Links.There will be no competition vouchers issued by the golf club this year.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044-7789-157654.The Practice Ground is open 7 days with the ball dispenser in operation.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 24th, 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more


first_imgAnother well-known Donegal company has gone bust.The Heating Showroom, located at the Port Link Business Park in Letterkenny, closed its doors last week after opening in 2007.The company was owned by well known local businessman Philip Johnston. A creditor’s meeting has been called for the company in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on April 17th at 11am.The company sold a number of heating products including heating stoves.    FRUSTRATION AS ANOTHER DONEGAL COMPANY CLOSES ITS DOORS was last modified: April 6th, 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:letterkennyPhilip JohnstonThe Heating Showroomlast_img read more

Safety advice

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – The city’s public safety office said business people can take some actions during the holiday shopping season to reduce the chance of being targeted for crime. Among the city’s tips: Pay attention to shoppers during the holiday rush. Criminals like to take advantage of the busy shopping season and commit crimes during the most crowded hours. Provide a safer environment at night by checking all nighttime lighting around the business, and make sure it is working. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Do not establish a routine for cash movements. Vary both the time and the route. Also, make sure to follow company policy on cash raw limits. Never have an employee work alone. At least two employees should be on duty at all times, including when opening and closing. Greet everyone who walks in the door. Criminals don’t like to be acknowledged. If a customer is acting suspicious, ask if they need assistance. The city offers free crime prevention training through its Business Watch program. Topics include detecting counterfeit currency and preventing shoplifting, how to act during a robbery, check and credit card fraud, and burglary prevention. Business people interested in training for employees can call Lisa Scates at (661) 267-5153. last_img read more


first_imgThe Wella Professional Style IronGuess What? We no longer stock or use GHD’s at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing salon?Why? Because we have found a product that gives a better finish, is easier to use and most importantly is amazing value at just €90!We are so impressed with the Wella Pro Style Iron that we just had to tell you about it! 
We were the first Salon in the North West to use GHD and we are now the first Salon in the North West to endorse the Wella Pro Iron, with such a high quality product at a fraction of the price- What’s not to love?We are also delighted to be giving Donegal Daily readers the chance to win a Wella Pro Style Iron of their very own! For more information on how to win click here: http://www.patrickgildea.ie/win-wella-pro/ Patrick Gildea’s new salon.COMPETITION: WIN A WELLA PROFESSIONAL STYLE IRON WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:Patrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more