first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Garbine Muguruza, world number four, breezed through beating Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-4 and will play France’s Caroline Garcia in the next round.And a resurgent Petra Kvitova beat world number three Elina Svitolina 6-4, 7-5 to set up a quarter-final clash with another top-ten player, Germany’s Julia Goerges.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wozniacki was so upset about the sounds coming from the other side of the net that she complained to French umpire Emmanuel Joseph.“It isn’t in the rule book that you are not allowed to grunt when the opposing player hits?” courtside microphones caught her asking Joseph.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe umpire said he thought everything was “regular”, but Wozniacki added: “It’s the only way she can win.” She then mimicked the grunts. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Monica Niculescu of Romania (unseen) while competing in the round of 16 during the Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARAn irritated world number one Caroline Wozniacki progressed to the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday in a feisty match where she complained and apparently mocked her opponent Monica Niculescu’s grunting.The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against the Romanian — who had knocked out Maria Sharapova in a previous round — but was visibly agitated in the ninth game of the first set, complaining her opponent was making noises as the Dane was about to hit the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Afterwards she complained that her opponent was “a player that tries to get into your head”.She also told Danish TV that her opponent had used “unfair methods”.“(I) just tried to let him know to pay attention to her grunting because she’ll hit the ball and two seconds later when the ball is on my side and I’m right about to hit, she’ll start grunting and make a noise,” the Dane told reporters.“And she will change the grunt according to what she feels like.”Asked if she thought her opponent was grunting deliberately, Wozniacki responded: “I think that she didn’t do it in the second set, so…”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The spat overshadowed a relatively routine victory for the 27-year-old.She now plays a former Australian Open champion, Angelique Kerber, in the last eight on Friday.The German came from a set down to beat Johanna Konta 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.The woman Wozniacki beat in Melbourne, Simona Halep, is also through beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3, keeping alive the possibility of a replay of the Australian Open final. Halep shrugged off injury concerns coming into the match about an ankle injury which had kept her out of action since Melbourne.She seemed relatively untroubled breaking her opponent’s serve late in each set to advance to the last eight.“I’m really glad that I could finish it in two sets and play like I played,” said Halep.The world number two will play 18-year-old American qualifier Catherine Bellis in the last eight, who beat defending champion and world number five Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. It is the first time the teenager has beaten anyone ranked in the top five.“I think it’s definitely a milestone. It’s great,” she said. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgThe Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana welcomes the recent High Court ruling that compels Attorney General Basil Williams to implement the Judicial Review Act. The Council deems it a move which fills a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rule 2016.Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George on Monday ordered the AG to enforce the Judicial Review Act (JRA) by July 31, 2018 when she ruled on the legal action brought against the State by former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.According to the Bar Council on Thursday, the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.“In the absence of this Act, litigation in this vital area of the law has been stymied and fraught with a number of procedural hurdles, some of which were laid bare in the recent CCJ’s ruling in the case of The Medical Council of Guyana v Jose OcampoTrueba, CCJ Appeal No. 2018/001, where the Honourable Court declared that prerogative remedies were no longer available in Guyana,” a statement from the Council details.The legal body further outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, S.C., during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017 requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.“The implementation of the Judicial Review Act is of vital importance to good public administration in a democratic society, allowing citizens ample remedies against the State, and levelling the playing field. The Bar Council looks forward to the speedy implementation of the Act,” the statement noted.The National Assembly had passed the Bill, and it was assent to by then President Bharrat Jagdeo in 2010. However, it was never operationalised.Last year, Attorney Anil Nandlall moved to the court to have the following issues addressed: 1. Whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules. 2. Whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the JRA. 3. Whether the Honourable Court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the AG to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides, and legal arguments, Chief Justice George on Monday made the Order Rule Nisi absolute, and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force.The Court also ordered Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in costs.AG Williams has since indicated that the State would be appealing the High Court decision.last_img read more

first_imgIt pushed them up to 29 points, seven clear of defending champions Monaco who face Bordeaux on Saturday.And it was the ideal warm-up ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Anderlecht when they can secure a place in the Champions League last 16.The win also served to erase the memory of last week’s draining 2-2 draw with hated rivals Marseille.Neymar was absent for only the second time since his world record signing, the Brazilian copping a one-match ban after being sent off in that stormy visit to the south coast.“All matches are different. Against Marseille, it was more complicated because the pitch was different and there were many things we could have done better,” said Cavani.“Tonight, we got the goal as early as possible in the first half and that allowed us to play more relaxed and close out the game.”Di Maria filled Neymar’s expensive shoes on only his second start since August.Emery introduced centre back Presnel Kimpembe for Marquinhos with Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche replacing Layvin Kurzawa.Rightback Dani Alves returned but veteran midfielder Thiago Motta was absent because of a knee complaintMario Balotelli was a welcome starter for the visitors after missing last week’s 2-1 loss to Strasbourg with a calf knock.Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe (C) vies with Nice’s Patrick Burner during their match on October 27, 2017, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris © AFP / FRANCK FIFENice coach Lucien Favre was forced into an unscripted last minute change when keeper Yoan Cardinale suffered an injury in warm-up with Walter Benitez summoned off the bench.The Argentine stand-in keeper was quickly put to work by PSG as Di Maria fired in an inch perfect freekick from the left with the match barely three minutes old.Cavani dived low to head past Benitez by the near post to bring a smile to the face of Neymar and to secure a place in his club’s history with their 2,500th league goal.Balotelli tested PSG keeper Alphonse Areola with a long range effort down at the other end but that proved a rare respite for Benitez.On 31 minutes Cavani claimed his 99th Ligue 1 goal when the Uruguayan ran onto Di Maria’s neat flick to round the on-rushing Benitez and slide the ball into an empty net.Benitez then had to act sharply to deny Di Maria getting his first goal of the campaign off an assist from Kylian Mbappe.The second half was only seven minutes old when a defensive blunder by Nice led to Cavani heading into the box with Alves getting a touch before the ball was helped on its way past Benitez by Nice captain Dante.Mbappe then showed why he will become the world’s second most expensive player when his loan deal is completed at the end of the season, the teenager sprinting round a cluster of Nice defenders before firing into the side netting.As PSG reflected on a job well done Nice were left contemplating their fourth league loss on the bounce to keep them hovering above the relegation zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani shoots during their match against Nice (OGC Nice) on October 27, 2017, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris © AFP/File / Martin BUREAUPARIS, France, Oct 27 – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.last_img read more

first_img1 Dele Alli could be set to join Spurs So, this is it, Deadline Day is upon us. There is likely to be a flurry of last-minute activity as clubs seek to do that final piece of business and here, Jamie Sanderson takes a look at some of the deals that could be done before the window closes at 11pm tonight…Dele Alli – MK Dons to TottenhamAlli looked set to sign for Newcastle United this week, with a £5million fee being agreed and talks underway, but Tottenham have stormed in and matched that asking price. They are now working to sign him and, while the Magpies remain hopeful of convincing Alli to snub the switch, the England youth international looks likely to join Spurs. (Chances of it happening: 8/10)Marquinhos – PSG to Manchester UnitedUnited have been in talks with PSG this week for Marquinhos and are ready to put in a £35million bid for the central defender. PSG would be willing to accept at that price, which leaves the deal down to the 20-year-old Brazilian as to whether or not he wants to move. United have work to do to convince him to change clubs, but there’s every chance they could do it. (7/10)Yevhen Konoplyanka – Dnipro to LiverpoolKonoplyanka came close to joining Liverpool last January and he could finally make that move this month. The Ukraine international winger snubbed Roma and Tottenham and is holding out for a transfer to Anfied. Dnipro are not sure about the deal, and the Reds would have go above their £7million valuation, but this would be a quick deal if they decide to push ahead. (6/10)Adnan Januzaj – Manchester United to EvertonJanuzaj is desperate to leave United on loan this month in order to get some much-needed playing time after finding himself on the fringes at Old Trafford, and Everton are willing to take him. The deal should be simple to organise, but United are dragging their feet about accepting. It’s totally 50:50 and an agreement could be left to the last-minute if this one is to go through. (5/10)Mario Mandzukic – Atetico Madrid to ArsenalMandzukic was offered to Arsenal last week as he tries to engineer a move away from Atletico, and the Gunners were initially keen. However, they’ve not kicked on and opened talks, and it’s safe to say his deal probably won’t be happening despite the initial interest. Manchester City are watching the situation and are more likely to swoop. (3/10)Asier Illarramendi – Real Madrid to LiverpoolLiverpool have been strongly linked with the 24-year-old defensive midfielder this week but, despite talk of an £18m bid, the deal is not that far advanced. The Reds are still scouting him and talking to sources about a potential summer transfer, but don’t expect this one to happen before midnight, with the summer looking more likely. (1/10)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Roberto Firmino kept Liverpool flying high at Leicester © AFP / Adrian DENNISLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – A goalkeeping howler from Alisson saw Liverpool concede for the first time this season, but they held on to win 2-1 at Leicester and extend their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season.Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the first half gave table-toppers Liverpool a seemingly unassailable lead. Leicester deservedly reduced the arrears through Rachid Ghezzal, who punished an embarrassing blunder from Alisson.It was the first goal Jurgen Klopp’s side had conceded in 418 minutes of Premier League football going back to May 6 and the first Alisson had let in club football since last season’s Champions League semi-final when he was playing for Roma, against Liverpool.But Leicester couldn’t find the equaliser as Liverpool’s defence remained firm in front of Alisson to secure their fourth successive win heading into the international break.Alisson’s counterpart Kasper Schmeichel, making his 300th appearance for Leicester after signing a new contract in midweek, was into the action within the first three minutes.Mohamed Salah put Firmino through but he could only fire against Schmeichel’s legs, and from the rebound, Salah side-footed wide.The Reds took a 10th-minute lead when Senegal winger Mane made the most of his ricochet off Harry Maguire from Andrew Robertson’s cross to bury left-footed to Schmeichel’s right for his third goal of the season.Liverpool remained on top and Joe Gomez sent a header looping well over the bar from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner.Leicester’s first chance came in the 22nd minute when Demarai Gray got away from a defender to latch on to Ghezzal’s pass and squeezed in a shot that Alisson smothered.The home side continued to find it hard to open Liverpool up, and were being forced to try their luck from distance as James Maddison fired over from long range.But they had eased themselves into the game and were finally starting to give Klopp’s side something to think about.– Reds held firm –Just as Leicester might have thought they had turned the tide, Liverpool broke away quickly and doubled their lead.Salah forced Schmeichel to push his shot around the post, and from their second successive corner, Firmino met James Milner’s flag-kick with a firm header into the far corner of the net from 10 yards.Leicester pressed to reduce the arrears following the restart and Ghezzal surprised Alisson with a low cross that bounced just wide of the far post.Maddison was the nearly man again in Leicester’s next attack, when only the outstretched leg of the lunging Gomez blocked a goal-bound effort after he wriggled past Alexander-Arnold.Leicester were having their best spell of the game as the hour mark approached.Wes Morgan failed to sort his feet out from point-blank range after Marc Albrighton and Gray also missed contact from Ben Chilwell’s low centre.Leicester’s persistence was rewarded in the 63rd minute.And after so much criticism of Liverpool’s goalkeeping department in recent years, it was another howler from their last line of defence.Alisson dallied on a back pass from Virgil Van Dijk and allowed himself to be dispossessed by substitute Kelechi Iheanacho on the byline and he crossed for Ghezzal to steer homeKlopp made a double substitution on 69 minutes in a bid to wrest back control as Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri came on for Henderson and Salah.The changes made little effect however, although Leicester’s charge faded as Liverpool held firm in the closing stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgSecond, because today’s liberals are, by definition, naive about evil. Since the Vietnam War, the American left, including liberals, has been naive about evil, just as the European left became naive about evil after World War I. That is why there was universal liberal editorial condemnation of President Reagan for calling the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” That is why there was universal liberal editorial condemnation of Israel for destroying Saddam Hussein’s Osirak nuclear facility. That is why prominent liberals – with no exception of which I am aware – all condemned President Bush’s use of the term “Axis of Evil” to characterize the regimes of Iran, North Korea and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. In a nutshell, Columbia invited a Holocaust-denying, homosexual-executing, women-suppressing, genocide-advocating, terrorist-supporting national leader because its president is the quintessential liberal. He is a man with many good intentions who, like other liberals, judges policies primarily by intentions, and liberals know that their intentions are noble. (That’s why they rarely acknowledge that conservatives can be good people.) But intentions matter little in policy making. Wisdom matters infinitely more. And there is little wisdom on the left. There is little wisdom not only regarding evil, but regarding taxation, the size of government, illegal immigration, the effects of affirmative action on blacks, bilingual education, male-female differences, boys’ needs, high school textbooks (revised in the name of multiculturalism), reasons for violent crime and terror (unemployment and poverty rather than awful values), the promotion of self-esteem in schools, early sex education, early withdrawal from Iraq, and just about every other major social issue. In each case, just as in the disastrous invitation to Ahmadinejad, liberals feel good about their intentions and therefore about their decisions. But few, if any, of those decisions are wise. This is not surprising. A generation whose primary goals have included overthrowing Judeo-Christian values, which once said, “Don’t trust anyone over 30,” and which has rejected external moral authority (God, parents, teachers, religion) is not going to be wise. And absence of wisdom is why Columbia University and The New York Times thought inviting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a good idea. Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show based in Los Angeles. He is the author of four books, most recently Happiness Is a Serious Problem. His Web site is www.pragerradio.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, really gave it to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He really did. He called Ahmadinejad a “petty and cruel dictator” and many other harsh names. All richly deserved. And it is likely that President Bollinger felt that he had done a good thing. In fact, though, as many of us predicted, it was Ahmadinejad who won. The very moment the Iranian Holocaust-denier was given a university platform, he won. Even the deserved insults gave Ahmadinejad a victory. Most people do not like their leaders publicly insulted abroad, even if they agree with most of the insults. I thought little of President Clinton, but if a foreign university president had invited him for a speech and insulted him – even if I agreed with the content of the insults – I would have been offended as an American. And Iranians are more nationalistic and place more emphasis on saving face. It is not difficult to imagine how the average Iranian viewed Ahmadinejad’s visit to America. Not only the average Iranian: According to Mohsen Mirdamadi, one of Iran’s leading reformist politicians, “The blistering speech against Ahmadinejad only strengthened him back home and made his radical supporters more determined.” But this does not matter to Bollinger and his liberal defenders. What matters to them is feeling good – feeling good about demonstrating Columbia’s commitment to freedom of speech (if an invitation to speak at Columbia is a function of freedom of speech, such freedom rarely applies to conservative speakers), and feeling good about criticizing Ahmadinejad. Contemporary liberalism is about feelings, from compassion as the basis of social policy to the promotion of the self-esteem movement. He and his supporters are mistaken, however. In case it is not obvious how damaging Columbia’s invitation to Ahmadinejad was, ask yourself whether inviting any other Holocaust-denier to Columbia would have been a good or bad idea. The answer is so clear that it may take an Ivy League Ph.D. to miss it. The net result of Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University was to render Holocaust-denial a little more respectable – “more research on the Holocaust” will make sense to some people; and that’s all Ahmadinejad and other Holocaust-deniers say they are asking for. So, too, the elimination of Israel seemed slightly more respectable – just let all Palestinians vote on its future. Why, then, did Columbia extend the invitation and why did so many liberals – such as The New York Times and Los Angeles Times – laud the invitation? For two reasons. First, because liberals judge social policies largely on the basis of how they feel rather than how policies actually play out in real life. It felt good to show how committed liberal universities are to freedom of speech, and it felt good (for some on the left) to give Ahmadinejad hell. last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool are emerging as serious contenders to sign Netherlands starlet Memphis Depay in the summer, talkSPORT has been told.The 21-year-old winger, who starred at the World Cup last summer, is being tipped to link up with his former national team boss Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in a £20million deal.But, according to Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan, Liverpool are poised to pip their Premier League rivals to the pacey PSV youngster’s signature.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “People think Louis van Gaal will take him, but the fact that Liverpool scouts are in Eindhoven almost every week to watch the player signals to me that Liverpool are a strong contender for the boy.”last_img read more

first_imgJose Mourihno will spend £200million this summer on four key summer transfer targets for Manchester United in an another summer of upheaval at Old Trafford. Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann (£86million), Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier (£40m), Burnley defender Michael Keane (£30m) and Monaco youngster Tiemoue Bakayoko (£45m) are the top priorities, according to The Times. Mourinho will move into his second year in charge at Old Trafford with a squad of his choosing, rather than one handed down to him by previous regimes. United secured Champions League football via the Europa League on Wednesday night removing any potential stumbling block to securing some of Europe’s best talent. Mourinho has already told United chiefs which players he wants and expects them to deliver. On Wednesday night he told BT Sport: “(The agents) don’t have my number. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Champions League or not, Ed Woodward (the United executive vice-chairman) has my analysed (targets).“He has what I want, what I would like, for more than two months.“So now it’s for him, for the owners, for the people that work with him and I just wait but I don’t care about football now.” 1 Mourinho landed the Europa League and Champions League football for next season last_img read more

first_imgNice defender Dalbert would prefer to join Inter Milan instead of Arsenal.The Brazilian has informed his current club that he wants to leave this summer after learning of the growing interest in his services.Both Arsenal and Inter are keen on the left-back, who impressed during his debut campaign in France last season.Both clubs are reportedly ready to submit offers for Dalbert and Nice are bracing themselves for a bidding war.However, according to reports in Italy, there may not be much of a transfer battle as Dalbert has already made his mind up about where he wants to go.The 23-year-old is said to have his heart set on a move to Inter and will hold for an approach from them even if Arsenal agree a fee for him. 1 Nice defender Dalbert last_img read more

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Aston Villa signed John Terry on Monday and they are now clear favourites to win the Championship, priced at 13/2.Meanwhile, it is now 2/5 Wayne Rooney will return to Everton after talkSPORT revealed on Monday that the Merseysiders are confident of signing Manchster United’s record goalscorer.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img