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

Crematoriums Urgently Needed Throughout Liberia

first_imgThe government has itself admitted that Liberia today faces the worst health crisis in its history—the Ebola pandemic.  Never before have our people been dropping dead by the minute all over the country. Even the founding fathers and mothers and the brothers and sisters they met on the ground in 1822, leading to the establishment of the republic and beyond, did not drop dead like this.  Remember, they   were totally unprepared for the deadly malaria disease.  But most survived it. Elijah Johnson, who led his colleagues from Shebro Island in Sierra Leone to Providence Island, survived until he became part of the Constitutional Convention of 1847.  He signed the Declaration of Independence on July 26 that year; witnessed the first election that produced Joseph Jenkins Roberts as our first President; fathered our nation’s 11th President, Hilary Richard Wright Johnson; and died in 1849, after making sure Liberia had become an  independent republic.Our infant and maternal mortality rates are still high, but here, too, we have made steady progress, especially in the past several years.But this Ebola tragedy is something else, totally different from anything we have ever experienced.  It is a drastic disease that calls for drastic responses.One such response relates to how we dispose of bodies—the disease’s deadly denouement.We would like to propose the building of CREMATORIA (CREMATORIUMS) throughout  Liberia.  Why?    We make this call in grateful  recognition of one of the great blessings the good Lord has bestowed upon Liberia: PLENTIFUL WATER! Few of us yet know exactly how many rivers Liberia has, but they are numerous.  Most of us know the major ones—the St. Paul, Mano, Farmington, the Du, Marshall, St. John, Cavala, Cestos, Lofa and the Makona.  But there are many more. We also know of Liberia’s two great lakes—Lake Piso in Grand Cape Mount County and Lake Shepherd in Maryland County.  Lake Piso is so huge and sometimes so rough that President Tubman called it “an inland sea.”There are yet numerous creeks, including the Stockton.What does all this mean and what is its relevance to Ebola?  It means that because of all this water, the country’s water table is VERY HIGH, and this is especially true in Montserrado, Margibi. Grand Bassa, Cape Mount and some other counties.     And what does the water table have to do with Ebola?  EVERYTHING!  International economists and hydrological experts have warned that the world’s next looming crisis which, if we are not careful, could provoke war, is  WATER—or the scarcity thereof.  This economic and geophysical reality places Liberia in an enviable position—for it means that one day, in addition to our minerals, rubber and hopefully petroleum, we could also be exporting WATER as a foreign exchange earner.  But . . .And here’s the BIG BUT: Liberia could one day become a water power IF—and this is, again, a BIG IF, IF we do not contaminate our water with the Ebola dead!What do we mean?  We mean that this habit this our  government has of burying Ebola dead all over the place is dangerously unnecessary and amounts to a slap in the face of our Creator who has blessed us with all this water.It has been said that when bodies are “properly sprayed and buried” the virus will die.  But how many bodies are properly handled?  We submit that this is a big risk.Do we remember that the people in Johnsonville, Montserrado County, are now  afraid to drink from their river because of the Ebola bodies that were dumped near it several weeks ago?GOL should adopt a policy declaring that ALL Ebola bodies should be CREMATED.  We understand that just last Saturday an Ebola body, belonging to GOL itself, was buried in Thinkers’ Village in Paynesville, a city with one of the highest water tables in the land.We appeal to GOL to STOP immediately burying Ebola bodies and start CREMATING them. Let us take advantage of the many Indians in the country who know all about cremations and how to do them.  They can help us build crematoria in all nine of the affected counties.  GOL should build at least two crematoria in every county, and four in the larger counties; then make it illegal to bury any Ebola body.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more