Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lonzo Ball’s triple-double sends Lakers past Denver Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set This file photo taken on July 4, 1998 shows Czech Republic’s Jana Novotna enjoying her championship trophy after winning the final of the women’s singles at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIFormer Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on Monday.Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France’s Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img She played in two other Wimbledon singles finals, losing to Steffi Graf in 1993 and to Martina Hingis in 1997.Novotna also won four Wimbledon doubles titles with compatriot Helena Sukova in 1989 and 1990, with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1995 and with Hingis in 1998.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneWearing her distinctive headband, she won doubles titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments.Born on October 2, 1968, Novotna won a total of 24 singles tournaments and 76 doubles tournaments in her career that spanned from 1987 to 1999. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene She also won the Fed Cup with the former Czechoslovakia in 1988.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Neyor Launches L$1M Shakie Kamara Scholarship in West Point

first_imgThe chief executive officer and president of Morweh Energy Group in Liberia, Mr. Christopher Zeohn Neyor,  has launched the Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund with LD$1 million as initial startup in West Point.The scholarship begins from ABC through 12 grades and will operate on consciousness and the sphere of larger society.Little Shakie Kamara, now known as the “West Point shooting victim,” died as a result of the severe injury he sustained during the August 20th, 2014 riot that broke out between the joined-Security Forces of the government of Liberia and residents of West Point, which was Ebola-quarantined.The 16-year old Shakie was shot in his legs by one of the bullets while trying to escape. Mr. Neyor, who spoke last Tuesday during the establishment of the Scholarship Fund in West Point, told the audience that: “West Point has been hit hardest in this ravaging war against the deadly Ebola epidemic. A casualty of the West Point Ebola Quarantine was the untimely death of a teenager, Shakie Kamara, who was not even yet of voting age. This was a young man who had gone on an errand like most children of his age and was caught in a shootout.”Neyor, who is an energy expert said: “We have come to identify with West Point in the fight against the Ebola virus that is taking a toll on our land. We have come to stand by West Point during this moment of pain and reflection from your quarantine nightmare. We have come to mourn with West Point for the loss of a youth who had all the possibilities of life before him. We have come to memorialize and immortalize Shakie Kamara.”In attendance were the families of Shakie Kamara and Titus Nuaha, the other teenager who received a bullet in the stomach and is fighting for his life.In his passionate speech, the Morweh Energy boss further stated, “We have also come to stand with the family of Titus Nauha, another victim of that devastating shootout, who is fighting for his life. We want to stand with the family so that  this young can live.”He told the gathering, “Shakie Kamara and Titus Nauha represent the plight of our young children in slum communities and rural villages who are our future, but for whom so little is being  done to prepare them for that future.”Mr. Neyor said launching the Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund was a way of contributing to a new direction to rescue the children.For her part, Attorney Tupee Enid Neyor, wife of Dr. Neyor presented purse of LD$50,000.00 to the Shakie Kamara family for sustainability and also presented additional LD$20,000.00 to Titus family for urgent medical care on behalf of the Neyors.Mrs. Neyor then pledged to work with the family to get the wounded young man out of Liberia if necessary to save his life.Meanwhile, Liberia Cultural Ambassador Julie Endee, executive director of Crusaders for Peace, who is a collaborating partner with Morweh Energy, presented a check of LD$50,000.00 to assist with the medical costs for Titus Nuaha.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Human Resources for Health Program Starts Today

first_imgThe Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will today Friday, launch the Human Resources for Health (HRH) program.Jhpiego’s Acting Chief of Party (COP), Mrs. Marion Subah, told the Daily Observer yesterday at her office in Monrovia that the objectives of the program are to officially launch and introduce MCSP/HRP to various pre-service education training institutions; regulatory and professional bodies; relevant stakeholders and partners.She said the program is also to review the task analysis and baseline assessment results, and then identify areas of collaboration in the work-plan from targeted training institutions, regulatory and professional bodies.The program is scheduled to be hosted at a resort in Monrovia It is expected to bring together the Minister of Health, Dr. Bernice Dahn, with key partners in the health sector including Dr. Anthony S. Chan, USAID-Liberia Mission Director, and MCSP/HRH staff, Harriette Mondaye, among others.The program is supporting the Liberian government’s commitment to strengthen the country’s health workforce through the new MCSP/HRH project. The project, according to Mrs. Subah, is focused on strengthening pre-service education for registered midwives (RMs) and medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) in targeted institutions throughout the country. She said the MCSP aims to strengthen and expand a fit-for-purpose, productive, and motivated health workforce to end preventable child and maternal deaths. “Liberia’s health workforce remains significantly below the levels needed to reach the national targets for 2021 laid out in the National Health and Social Welfare Human Resources Policy and Plan 2011–2021,” Mrs. Subah said. She said the greatest workforce shortages were reported among midwives and laboratory personnel. In addition, pre-service education programs for these two professions are at 50 percent or lower capacity, according to the government’s National Investment Plan 2015–2021. The overarching goal of the MCSP/HRH project is to strengthen the capability and resilience of the country’s frontline health workforce to rapidly mitigate the second-order impacts of the Ebola virus disease through a targeted technical approach focused on clinical competency of frontline midwives and laboratory technicians. The MCSP/HRH project, Mrs. Subah said, will achieve its goal by improving pre-service training of midwives and laboratory personnel. “These professional groups play a critical role in reducing the unacceptably high maternal and newborn mortality rates, implementing the national epidemic response and preparedness program, and conducting accurate testing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as malaria,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City of Fort St John seeking nominations of local athletes for Sports Celebration Wall

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is looking to celebrate the success of the athletes, coaches, officials and community builders who have excelled in their sport in the past and present.The City has been trying to add updated content to the electronic Sports Celebration Wall at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The City says they are currently open to nominations.- Advertisement -“If you or someone you know has achieved success as an athlete, coach, official or community builder at the Provincial, National or International level, please send us your information along with your photos.For more information on the nomination process, you can send an email to legacy@fortstjohn.calast_img read more

L.A. mudslide engulfs cars

first_imgSaturday’s slide came in the midst of a storm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood watches for Los Angeles County, San Diego County and other parts of Southern California. Rainfall totals by midday ranged from 1.5 inches at Mount Wilson, north of downtown, to about an inch in parts of the city’s San Fernando Valley. One of the worst instances of flooding in the region occurred in Costa Mesa, where a woman had to be rescued from the roof of her van after it became trapped in water. The storm also brought scattered power outages to the region. Just over 1,000 Southern California Edison customers were still without power Saturday evening, said company spokeswoman Mashi Nyssen. Cities affected included Torrance.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEATHER: A cloudburst over Griffith Park causes a hillside to flow across Forest Lawn Drive. By The Associated Press A mudslide triggered by a sudden cloudburst caused a hillside near Griffith Park to collapse, trapping as many as 14 cars in mud. No one in the cars was injured and nobody had to be escorted from their vehicles, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The slide struck shortly before 1 p.m. along a 100-yard stretch of Forest Lawn Drive, near the entrance to Forest Lawn Cemetery. It covered the roadway in mud 2 or more feet deep and brought large boulders and tree limbs cascading down from the hillside. The road was closed until utility crews could shovel up the debris. Mud also seeped into the hallways at a pair of apartment buildings on the street. The slide was the worst of several that struck Los Angeles hillsides during a driving rainstorm that arrived late Friday night. None of them caused any immediate danger to homes or people. Humphrey said the Griffith Park-area slide was typical for the first big rainstorm of the season. Sprawling Griffith Park was the site of a wildfire in spring that burned across more than 800 acres, denuding hillsides and destroying hiking trails. But Humphrey said the slide that struck just outside the park didn’t occur in the burned area. last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man has been acquitted of the murder of a teenager on Arranmore Island.Stephen Boyle had admitted killing but denied murdering Paul Boyle (19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October, 2009.Boyle, 41, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London had pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty of manslaughter. The jury of six men and six women returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter in just over two-and-a-half hours of deliberation.The prosecution asked for time for preparation of a victim impact report before sentencing on March 12 next.Judge Patrick McCarthy had told the jury one of the issues they had to decide was whether the accused was not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.He told them they also had to consider the issue of self-defence in which the prosecution would have to prove the accused did not use a reasonable amount of force and said there was a grey area there for juries.“The prosecution must prove the killing was unlawful but by pleading guilty to manslaughter the accused accepts this is an unlawful killing”, he added.He told the jury the prosecution was required to prove more than the physical action in question and he said they must prove that he had a certain state of mind at the time, a guilty mind.The incident happened around 2.30am and Paul Boyle was brought to the mainland by lifeboat but he died in Letterkenny Hospital at 10.20am on October 3.Mr Paul O Higgins SC prosecuting said the killing had caused immense shock and sadness on the island.Dr Khalid Jabbar told the jury Paul Boyle died from associated blood loss and trauma caused by sharp force trauma.He said he carried out the post mortem on October 4, 2009 after he was given a history the man had been assaulted with a glass.Dr Jabbar told the court there was trauma to the left side of the neck, which was caused by sharp force trauma and said he lost 60% of his blood.Consultant psychiatrist Dr Mary McGuire told Mr Michael O Higgins SC defending that the accused suffered from bipolar II disorder at the time of the incident, which diminished his responsibility.She said the accused was referred to her on October 21, 2009 at Castlerea Prison where she met with him around 25 times.Dr McGuire told the court that on the night of the incident the accused said he swung around and hit Paul Boyle with a pint glass and has expressed remorse about it.Witness Brendan Gillespie told Mr Paul O Higgins that Paul Boyle was stuck twice by the accused with a glass, which he said broke after the second blow.Under cross-examination, he told Mr Micheal O Higgins when Paul Boyle was struck first, his head went forward but said: “I’m sure he didn’t mean to cut him in the neck.”MAN ACQUITTED OF MURDER OF DONEGAL TEENAGER was last modified: February 14th, 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:Arranmore IslandmanslaughtermurderStephen Boylelast_img read more


first_imgGarry Jennings and his vastly experienced co-driver Rory Kennedy drove a superb rally to win the Ulster Rally today.Garry, a past winner of the Donegal Rally, needed all the navigational skills of the Letterkenny man to steer him over the line.This victory increases Garry`s lead in the Tarmac Championship and should make the final round in Cork very interesting. Derek McGarrity pushed hard but a few overshoots cost him any chance of victory. Donagh Kelly in a similar Focus WRC drove a very accomplished event to take 3rd place. Josh Moffett won GpN in his Lancer from Stephen Wright. Stephen had led but an errant turbo pipe put paid to that. In the Rally NI category Osian Pryce was the very popular winner and really drove a copybook event in his Citroen. Following a cautious start as he tuned into the wet NI tarmac roads Jukka Korhonen produced an extremely professional drive to take 2nd place and reinforce his BRC points lead. Mark Donnelly at last got to grips with his Citroen and came slicing through the field to take 3rd place. Daniel McKenna survived several mechanical problems to bring his Fiesta into 4th and win R2.Derek McGeehan took his Mini WRC to a 24s win over Frank Kelly (Escort) in the Ulster National Rally. Shane McGirr, normally rated as a forestry expert, drove superbly in his Starlet to take 3rd o/a. Shane was slowed over the afternoon stages when the tip of a spark plug came off and the car developed a misfire. Derek McGeehan had his share of problems also. His Mini got into a big slide on the St. Angelo stage and then the car developed a misfire and he drove out of his skin to stay in the lead. This win brings him maximum NI C/ship points, although Derek McGarrity still leads the series. Frank Kelly did lead the National Rally but overshot a 6 left junction in the rain and his Escort went up an escape road. He said at the end. `No excuses. The last two stages we were flat out but Derek beat us`. Jonny Leonard was 4th o/a and scored 2nd placed points in the NI series. In the Challenge Rally 2, Galway`s Dean Rafferty and his co driver Aileen Kelly have taken their Civic to a convincing win on today`s rally. Steve Smith & Daniel Johnstone finished over a minute and a half behind in their Peugeot 206 but still won class 4. Enniskillen`s Jonni McDaid rounded off the top 3 in his Peugeot 106.In the Ulster Historic Rally Ryan Barrett and Barry Ferris have scored an outstanding win in their Escort MK2. The crew has been competing on the BHRC this season and this victory will do their class championship hopes no harm at all. Richard Hill was 2nd in his RS1600 with Rob Smith 3rd in his K category RS1800. James O`Mahony has won the B5 class in his older Volvo with Dessie Nutt runner up in his Porsche.Finally for now we would like to thank everyone who supported and helped with our RallyNews service. Well done to Lewis Boyd and all his team for all the hard work in putting this complex rally together here in Fermanagh. Thanks as well to Paddy McCollum and his Results team and to Dougie Hughes.RALLY NEWS NO.10 St.Angelo/SaturdayUNOFFICIAL (ULSTER) L/BOARD AFTER STAGE 15 Final Stae1st (W1) Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Impreza WRC) (W3) Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Focus WRC) 3rd (W5) Donagh Kelly/Kevin Flanagan (Focus WRC) (W7) Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Lancer N) (W6) Stephen & Susanne Wright (Lancer N) (W9) William Mavitty/Andrew Brown (Lancer N) UNOFFICIAL (RALLY NI) L/BOARD AFTER STAGE 15 Final Stage1st (R7) Osian Pryce/Dale Furness (Citroen) w.05.36.72nd (R1) Jukka Korhonen/Marko Salminen (Citroen) (R5) Mark Donnelly/Dai Roberts (Citroen) Jonny Greer 5th Daniel McKennaLETTERKENNY CO-DRIVER KENNEDY HELPS JENNINGS TO WIN ULSTER RALLY was last modified: August 25th, 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:Garry Jenningsrory kennedyUlster Rallylast_img

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham player ratings: Gunners stars rated and slated in victory

first_img 5 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? In the end, Nacho Monreal levelled it before an Issa Diop own goal and a Danny Welbeck strike finished off West Ham.Arsenal manager Unai Emery still has plenty to do by the look of things but who were the best and worst players in a red shirt today? Find out below. 5 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The Nigerian star needs to up his game at the Emirates or risk losing his spot. 5 Granit Xhaka – 5/10Could have done more to halt Felipe Anderson when the Brazilian ran almost the entire half to assist Arnautovic. Was having a poor game and could easily have been booked for a challenge on Robert Snodgrass but he did improve when Lucas Torreira entered the field of play.Aaron Ramsey – 6/10Looked off the pace in the opening exchanges but gradually improved and was denied by Lukasz Fabianski late on.Alex Iwobi – 3/10He may be listed with an assist with some people but Bellerin’s cross merely flicked off him into the path of Monreal. He did nothing much of note and was hooked at half-time. Alexandre Lacazette celebrate the Gunners’ second goal, which came about thanks to his good work. smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League News Granit Xhaka continues to underwhelm whoops 5 Arsenal weren’t at their best at the Emirates but managed to grind out their first victory of the Premier League season against West Ham.They ran out 3-1 winners on home soil as they came from behind against the Hammers, who led through Marko Arnautovic. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img latest SORRY tense Arsenal players celebrate their 3-1 victory over West Ham United. Petr Cech – 6/10Couldn’t do too much with Marko Arnautovic’s goal but did well throughout as he attempts to stop Bernd Leno taking the No.1 spot.Hector Bellerin – 5/10Did good work down the right flank and his dangerous cross created Nacho Monreal’s eqauliser, but he still struggles to keep inline with his team-mates when defending. Still has a lot to do to be considered a top right-back. 5 revealed Nacho Monreal – 6/10Kept his composure to ram home the Arsenal leveller with and got forward well to help his team. A solid performance overall but one shot he attempted embarrassingly flew behind him.Shkodran Mustafi – 5/10The German was shaky all afternoon again and should surely be in danger of losing his place in the Gunners’ starting XI.Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 5/10The Greek didn’t do much better than Mustafi and the duo will be a source of worry for Unai Emery in the coming weeks.Matteo Guendouzi – 5/10He’s got plenty of potential but was a little ragged at times, running out of position and failing to get back to cover, but he would be aided by a better midfield partner. silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Nacho Monreal celebrates scoring Arsenal’s equaliser. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 5/10Did okay but nothing more, which should worry Arsenal fans. It’s in these games he should be taking the game by the scruff of the neck.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6/10Clearly a class above but let down by team-mates, he often had to drop deep to do the hard yards instead of finishing off moves. His presence saw Issa Diop score an own goal to win it for the Gunners.Alexandre Lacazette – 6/10A busy performance from the Frenchman, on for Iwobi at half-time, will have impressed fans at the stadium and watching elsewhere. He should be starting with Aubameyang sooner rather than later. Lucas Torreira – 6/10Shored things up in the middle of the park without getting too stuck in. It wasn’t hard to control the Hammers’ midfield and he should be starting for the Gunners soon.Danny Welbeck – 5/10He didn’t have long on the pitch but the English striker was given acres of room in the area to turn and slot home Hector Bellerin’s cut back in added time.last_img read more


first_imgAurora Alert Update: 22nd/23rd January, from Donegal SkiesThe coronal mass ejection (CME) blasted towards Earth on the 19th of January struck the Earth’s magnetic field at 06:17 on the 22nd of January. The Initial interaction was weak but activity has been increasing since 09:00-10:00. If this activity continues to increase there is a possibility of viewing the aurora from Ireland and northern parts of the UK on the night/morning of the 22nd/23rd January. That’s tonight. Stay tuned, for elevated Kp values and keep an eye out for clear skies. Kp values of 6 or greater should result in aurora displays over Ireland and northern parts of the UK but other factors are also involved. NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT – FROM DONEGAL SKIES was last modified: January 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal skiesnorthern lights alertlast_img read more


first_imgThe Papal Legate spent last night making a pilgrimage to Donegal’s Lough Derg retreat centre.Cardinal Marc Ouellet travelled to Lough Derg at the request of Pope Benedict XVI.Cardinal Ouellet is making the overnight penitential visit as part of a public expression of penance and repentance for the abuse of children by clerics in the Irish and universal Catholic church. The Cardinal is expected to visit Knock Shrine on Saturday.     CARDINAL TRAVELS TO LOUGH DERG AFTER REQUEST BY POPE was last modified: June 13th, 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:Cardinal Marc OuelletLough DergPope Bendictlast_img read more

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