US Open glance: Muguruza vs. Kvitova highlights 4th round

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles The fourth round begins, with the most anticipated matchup being reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza against two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Muguruza is seeded No. 3; Kvitova is No. 13. They are among the most powerful hitters in the game today. For Kvitova, this is her toughest matchup since returning to action at the French Open following surgery on her left hand as a result of an attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. “I would be happy (to) see a top-10 player, finally. That’s means I’m kind of deep in the tournament, finally,” Kvitova said. “It’s nice to play someone who won a Grand Slam this year. I’m really looking forward (to) the big stage and (to) that match.” Another past Wimbledon champion, No. 9 Venus Williams, is also in Ashe, playing Carla Suarez Navarro in the afternoon. In men’s play, the revelation of the tournament, 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Denis Shapovalov, takes on the highest-seeded man left in the bottom half of the draw, No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta.SUNDAY’S FORECASTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Rain. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).SATURDAY’S WEATHERcenter_img Rain in the evening. High of 66 degrees (19 Celsius).SATURDAY’S RESULTSMen’s third round: No. 1 Rafael Nadal beat Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 Roger Federer beat No. 31 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5; No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat No. 30 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-3, 6-4; No. 9 David Goffin beat No. 18 Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-1, retired; No. 24 Juan Martin Del Potro beat No. 11 Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3, 6-3, 6-4; Aleksandr Dolgopolov beat Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-0, 6-4; Andrey Rublev beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Philipp Kohlschreiber beat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.Women’s third round: No. 1 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 27 Zhang Shuai 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5; No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 10 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Daria Kasatkina beat No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2; No. 15 Madison Keys beat No. 17 Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1; Jennifer Brady beat Monica Niculescu 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3); Lucie Safarova beat Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2; Kaia Kanepi beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.STAT OF THE DAYADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees 16 — Unforced errors by Roger Federer in his victory; he averaged 62 in his first two matches.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Maybe ‘The Real Housewives’ will want to play tennis one day.” — CoCo Vandweghe, the 20th-seeded American, who says she likes to watch reality TV shows. Knights, Lions relish unlikely team-up in NCAA All-Star Game LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, waves to fans after beating Caroline Garcia, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APA quick look at the U.S. Open :LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAYADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GPF making strides in recruitment process for indigenous people

first_imgIn order to overcome the language barrier that affects police officers when dealing with hinterland issues, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has commenced dialogue with Toshaos to have them assist in finding more indigenous recruits.Deputy Police Commissioner with responsibility for the GPF’s administration, Paul WilliamsAccording to Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul Williams, who is responsible for the Force’s administration which encompasses recruitment, the talks are proving to be fruitful.In an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, he stated that the initiation of a process of having Toshaos from various hinterland communities help identify appropriate indigenous folks who can help the GPF ranks carry out their duties effectively and efficiently in the hinterland and riverine communities has already begun.“Indeed, we have made the call and there are positive responses and even last week myself, the Police Commissioner and the senior administrative team had an engagement with the Toshaos because they were out here. I think they came out for a meeting or a conference. We spoke to them about the same aspect in terms of having the indigenous languages being imparted to the police.”But Williams also pointed out that it is more than just having indigenous people help the police ranks to understand and learn the various indigenous languages. He explained that the Force is in need of more indigenous men and women and this was communicated to all Toshaos across the country.“And then also we asked them, [Toshaos] in terms of their assistance, in locating persons within the communities who are of good character, in good standing, who we can employ into the GPF as rural constables. People who can assist the police when they go in those engagement to deal with reports and who are very versed in the languages. This is so they can help us to communicate with the community.”The Deputy Police Commissioner had previously stated in 2018 that in the expansion drive of the Force as it relates to numbers, heavy emphasis is placed on capacity-building and cultural diversity, given the new frontiers of law enforcement and the many different areas of housing development and communities which are opening where the police will have to be present in the execution of their duties of ensuring law and order.He told this publication that in this regard, the GPF is progressing.“So we are making strides on that. And also we are looking now, the Toshaos, they have made the pledge or the commitment where they are going to assist in terms of having our ranks being trained in that aspect,” Williams added. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

We will be neutral wont take anyones opinion Gaekwad on coach selection

first_imgKolkata: The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) tasked to appoint new head coach will not be prejudiced, former India coach and member of the panel Anshuman Gaekwad said on Wednesday. The Kapil Dev-led committee which also has Shantha Rangaswamy as the third member will conduct interviews as the deadline for filing the applications for the head coach and support staff got over on Tuesday. Incumbent Ravi Shastri, who was given a 45-day extension after their contract expired at the end of the World Cup 2019, has already got the backing of skipper Virat Kohli who said the team would be happy if the former India allrounder continues. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “There’s no question of what Kohli says or anybody says,” Gaekwad told PTI, pointing out that the same committee did not consult anyone while appointing WV Raman as India women’s coach last year despite a lot of controversy. “If you remember the appointment of women’s coach, there was a lot of controversy. But we didn’t take anyone’s opinion,” the former India batsman and coach said. “See, whatever (Virat) Kohli or (Ravi) Shastri may say, we have to adhere to BCCI. He was asked about his preference (at the press conference) and Kohli gave his preference for Ravi Shastri. We have nothing to do with that. We are neutral and we would go with an open mind,” the 66-year-old said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later He said the three committee members are awaiting the BCCI guidelines on coach selection as they are yet to discuss the matter among themselves. “We will act as per the guidelines. We are waiting for that. I have been a coach in the past so too was Kapil. The important thing is man-management, planning, and technical expertise,” he said. “These three things are most important for a coach to succeed. The Indian team is doing well. But to get them to do better these are the three things. There are a lot of things. But these are the main things.We the committee are yet to talk within ourselves. We have no idea when we’re meeting. So, just wait and watch,” the former India opener added. Asked about his comments in the media that Shastri has “done well”, Gaekwad said: “Everyone has seen our performance and what happened in the World Cup. “As a CAC member now, I do not want to give any opinion. At this juncture, I would not like to court anymore controversy by commenting about their show,” he said.last_img read more