Stan Warinka’s cute photos during quarantine

first_imgStan Wawrinka is being some of the lively tennis gamers on social media during the break of the ATP circuit because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has compelled the competitors to cease till a minimum of June 7, inflicting the suspension and cancellation of a number of tournaments.Wawrinka wished to share together with his followers a pleasant picture montage through which he seems wearing numerous methods in his lounge (enjoying console, with a racket or mendacity on the couch) along with the remark “What’s the day by day routine like in quarantine? Who can relate?” Days earlier than, he shared one other unique picture through which he appeared having dinner subsequent to a big teddy bear. “Spending my dinner on Saturday evening in quarantine … what’s improper with you?” Wawrinka joked. Within the “Antivirus” program on Swiss Radio Tv, Wawrinka requested his compatriots to heed the quarantine measures. “You will need to keep at house. The necessary factor is well being! And it is very important hold transferring, you need to train!” Stated Wawrinka He continues together with his preparation for the return of the circuit with quite a few trainings on a futsal court docket. A extra gratifying method of coping with this troublesome state of affairs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Guiao blasts Newsome for ‘disrespectful’ last-second shot

first_imgMOST READ “We’ve been struggling so far, and it’s very early. But to be in a 0-3 hole certainly is an emergency situation for us. If we don’t pick it up in the next few games, then we’ll just be looking forward next conference,” Guiao said. “So we just have to go back and evaluate where we’re going.”NLEX aims to end its skid as it takes on Phoenix on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao, though, felt that the Road Warriors deserved the endgame “disrespect” given how bad the team played.“The way we played, we probably deserved to be disrespected. We played really bad. We could not really find our rhythm in offense,” he said, as NLEX shot 43-percent from the field against Meralco’s sky-high 50-percent clip.It’s a sharp decline for the Road Warriors crew which have made a breakthrough last conference after making the semifinals.“It’s disappointing because we played so well in the last conference,” sighed Guiao. “We’ve been making progress steadily and then we come to this. It’s not what we expected.”But the seasoned tactician knows that there’s no time for the team to mope as the Road Warriors need to shake off everything and go back to work.ADVERTISEMENT Guiao argued that Newsome’s right wing jumper with 1.6 seconds left in the clock was totally unnecessary given the Bolts’ 14-point lead in the closing moments of the contest.“I know that there’s a quotient rule, but it’s more than enough quotient for me,” he said. “At the same time, I did not expect it from Newsome. He’s kind of a good guy who’s going to probably understand a situation like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGuiao may have reached his breaking point given how tough the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup has been for NLEX as it lost all of its first three games.It didn’t help that Meralco broke away early, which further piled the frustration on the team. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX coach Yeng Guiao understood where Meralco was coming from at the conclusion of his side’s 90-106 defeat on Friday, but with the game already out of reach, Chris Newsome’s jumper late in the game  felt like a slap in the face.“It’s still disrespect. It was totally unnecessary at that point,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Black on Newsome’s late shot: Just following quotient rules Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

MoA Completes Farmers’ Engagement, To Increase Rice and Cassava Production in Liberia

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) through one of its food crop projects “the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-Liberia),” has completed engaging local farmers from eight counties on increasing the production of rice and cassava in Liberia.The sensitization exercise started in Gbarnga, Bong County Monday, February 24, and concluded Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Pleebo, Maryland County.It was attended by policy makers in the agricultural sector and other stakeholders.WAAPP-Liberia is a ten year agriculture project aimed at increasing rice and cassava production with funding from the World Bank and the government of Japan.It is a regional agricultural program carried out in 13 West African countries.In Liberia, it is being implemented in Gbarpolu, Mar-Gibi, Bomi, Bong, Sinoe, River-Gee, Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties.During the engagement exercise, farmers from the eight participating counties expressed great enthusiasm for the introduction of WAAPP-Liberia in their various counties.They said it was a welcome gesture that could help create opportunities for them to improve their lives and make their various counties food secured.However, the farmers did not fail to mention the major constraints that confront them in their agricultural ventures.They disclosed inadequate support received in terms of the provision of tools, the lack of a market, and other factors which they said have hindered them over the years in producing more food.Ellen Jah, a farmer in Grand Gedeh County, told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that they were delighted about the program in their county.“I am very happy with the arrival of the agriculture project in our county,” she said.She said that farming was a difficult task for females in Grand Gedeh County.“The women of this county find it very hard growing food to make money for the support of our families. We are lacking basic farming tools such as cutlasses, hoes and other instruments. The supports received from the past years were not enough to have built our capacities,” she narrated.For his part, Steven Bono, another farmer, said there is enough fertile land for agriculture in his county.“We are going to work harder to disprove the notion that we Grand Gedeans are lazy,” he declared.Speaking at the close of the engagement exercise this past Thursday, March 20, in Pleebo, Maryland County, the communication specialist for WAAPP-Liberia, Elvis Sirleaf explained that the project was designed to address challenges in the agricultural sector.“This program aims to improve the lives of farmers and to make the country food secure. Farmers will be provided with seed rice, cassava cutting, and other agro-equipment to improve their productivity,” he said.He informed the south-eastern farmers that 50 metric tons of seed rice has already been transported to the South-east for distribution.Mr. Sirleaf said that WAAPP is involved in strengthening institutional and human resource capacities to improve the sector.“37 students are currently on foreign scholarships in the area of agriculture and other disciplines at various African universities. They are expected to return in the next few years to work for the country,” he told the farmers and policy makers at the program.The County Agriculture Coordinator (CAC) of Maryland County, Beatrice Bowman, last Thursday in Pleebo urged farmers in Maryland County to take the program seriously to make the county self-sufficient.“This time, I do not want you to become reluctant about this project. You need to rise up and work harder to remove poverty from your lives,” Madam Bowman said.She told the farmers that her office would do all it can to purchase the seed rice stored in the farmers’ warehouses.Speaking on Wednesday, March 19, in Fish Town, River-Gee County, the Superintendent of Tienpo Statutory district, David Broh, thanked the government of Liberia for the program.He encouraged the farmers in the South-east to make use of the opportunity to grow more food in their various counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini await their fates after FIFA ethics committee hearings finish

first_img1 Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini await their fates after FIFA ethics committee hearings finish The FIFA ethics committee hearings against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have ended, with the latter’s lawyer emerging and declaring his client’s innocence.Suspended FIFA president Blatter and suspended UEFA boss Platini are to learn their fate on Monday over whether there was impropriety in a £1.3million payment received by the latter from the former in 2011.Outgoing FIFA president Blatter, who signed off the payment, appeared before FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on Thursday – while Platini boycotted his hearing.The procedure meant he was unable to join the race to be Blatter’s replacement when a new FIFA leader is chosen in February, but his agent, as reported by the BBC, said on Friday: “Platini is innocent. Now we are hoping the ethics committee will render the law.”Ahead of the verdicts which are expected at 9am on Monday, Blatter has called a news conference in Zurich where he will discuss the outcome.This comes on a day when FIFA’s interim leaders called on the organisation’s 209 member associations to embrace change after the “crisis that has shaken global football governance to its core”.An open letter from acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou and acting secretary general Markus Kattner told the associations they need to vote for major reforms in February to protect the future of the world governing body.It came amid the corruption scandal which has seen more than 30 football officials indicted by the US justice department, and the ethics committee hearings against Blatter and Platini.The open letter said: ”FIFA has faced unprecedented difficulties this year in a crisis that has shaken global football governance to its core. We are now moving through a period of necessary change to protect the future of our organisation.”It has become clear that root-and-branch reform is the only way to deter future wrongdoing and to restore faith in FIFA. For these reasons, this year and the immediate years to come will be among the most important for FIFA since it was founded in 1904.”A new FIFA president will be elected at the Congress in February, offering the opportunity to start a new chapter. It is vital to recognise that this will be only the beginning. We will need to work hard together over the coming years to win back the trust and respect of fans, players, commercial affiliates and all the many millions of participants who make football the world’s most popular sport.”We call on all of FIFA’s member associations to fully support, implement and abide by the new reforms.”The reforms, agreed by FIFA’s executive committee earlier this month, includeStrict term limits for senior positions within FIFA of three four-year terms to ”ensure that no single person can wield too much power or influence”.A clear separation of powers between the political side of football and the day-to-day financial and business operations of FIFA, such as organising competitions. All financial transactions to be monitored by a fully independent body.Member associations must comply with principles of good governance.A commitment to develop women’s football and to promote the participation of women in administration.Central integrity checks by an independent body for all appointments to FIFA bodies and senior management.More independent members of committees such as finance, development, and compliance, and more involvement from players, clubs, leagues.The letter states that the target is to have established a ”secure, professional and fully accountable sports organisation” by the time of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.last_img read more


first_imgThe Cuan na Ri Development at Carrigart.Developers and protesters are to meet in a bid to come to an agreement on a controversial beachfront resort at Carrigart.The developers of the Cuan na Ri Oceanfront Activity Centre and Resort planned for Aghadachor, Carrigart applied for a drinks license at Letterkenny Circuit Court. However objectors asked Judge Matthew Deery to listen to their side of the story.Objector Tony McCarry outlined the concerns of the residents which including access to the local beach.The court was told that there were no objections from the Gardai or the Fire Service to the granting of the license.The alcohol license was to be extinguished from a premises in Rathdrum in Co Wicklow and transferred to the Co Donegal premises.However local resident Tony McCarry stood up in the public gallery and asked Judge Matthew Deery if he would listen to the concerns of local people.Judge Deery agreed and allowed Mr McCarry to outline the issues.Mr McCarry, who said his home house where he grew up was five hundred metres from the planned oceanfront centre, had caused major problems for locals.He said people in the area were not against the development but were against the issues which had arisen as a result.He claimed that access to the beachfront had now been cut-off and that the public were now being asked to pay a levy to access the beach.He claim that many public rights of ways to the stretch of beach on which the development was being built had now been locked by gates.He said that many elderly people were now terrified to visit the area because of threats from the developers.He also revealed that professional golfer Paul McGinley and a consortium had previously owned the land but could not get permission for their planned development.“How is it that these guys can come in and close the beach down.“People who live near this beach now have to walk four miles to the next beach. We want gates erected to be removed and we want access to our beach,” he said.He also claimed that while out walking with his son that a car tried to ram him off the road and that he was also verbally attacked by one of the developers of the site.Evidence was also given in court by architect John Masterson who said a number of technical issues arose on the development but these had been sorted.The owner of the property, Michael Anthony Preston, said he acquired the land in 2007 but did not begin developing it until 2012.He said his company had put in pedestrian access to the area and they had also build a car park.He said access was open between 8am and 10.30pm via a gate to the beach.He added that the beach was a special area of conservation which was controlled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and not the developers adding that “access is quite easy.”Judge Deery said it appeared that there appeared to be no objections in relation to the alcohol license from the Gardai, the Fire Service or the Planning Authority.However he said he appreciated there were concerns amongst locals about the access to the beach.He asked both parties to come together on the matter.“I would ask Mr Preston to have a word with this man (Mr McCarry) to try and accommodate him,” said Judge Deery.He then adjourned his decision on the granting of the alcohol license until today (Thurs).The court was told today that local priest Fr Joseph Chambers had agreed to chair a meeting in the local council offices to try and reach agreement on the issues of concern.Judge Matthew Deery then granted the drink license but warned residents and objectors to meet over the outstanding issues or it may lead to a legal situation.PROTESTORS AND DEVELOPERS TO MEET OVER CONTROVERSIAL CARRIGART RESORT PLAN was last modified: July 31st, 2014 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)last_img read more

West Ham back in for Bacca as striker eyes AC Milan exit

first_img1 Carlos Bacca in action for AC Milan West Ham target Carlos Bacca has held talks with AC Milan about leaving this summer.The striker has bagged 14 goals this season to go with the 20 he bagged during the previous campaign.The Colombian was a target for West Ham last summer but talks broke down as the transfer window slammed shut.However, according to reports in Italy, Bacca’s move to the Hammers could be back on as he has asked to leave.The 30-year-old’s agent was reportedly at Milan’s headquarters on Monday to speak with the club’s owners about moving on.Bacca may well get his wish too with Milan not against letting him go if they can bank around £25million.last_img


first_imgTHERE was a huge outpouring of grief today as the teenager killed in a car accident at Drumkeen last week was laid to rest today.Hundreds and hundreds of mourners packed into St Patrick’s Church in Drumkeen for the Requiem Mass for Shane Patton.Shane was fatally injured in a road traffic incident not far from his home just before midnight on Wednesday. He died on Thursday afternoon at Letterkenny General Hospital. He was a son of Martin and Julie Patton, Cloghroe.A former pupil at St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, many of his classmates were among the huge congregation today.Interment followed afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. OF GRIEF AS TEENAGE CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM SHANE IS LAID TO REST was last modified: July 15th, 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:DrumkeenSCENES OF GRIEF AS TEENAGE CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM SHANE IS LAID TO RESTshane pattonlast_img read more

Council to mull design pact

first_img The city is using its own funding for the design work. Palmdale officials want to expand Rancho Vista Boulevard between Fairway Drive and 30th Street East from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction with a median. The total project is expected to cost about $12 million. The work would also include bike paths on both sides. Intersections would be striped with left-turn pockets and, where necessary, widened for right-turn lanes as well. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We’re going to focus on the intersection with Sierra Highway,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “We need multiple turn lanes.” The design work is expected to take about six months, said Leon Swain, Palmdale’s director of public works. The city still needs to find or allocate more money for the project. The earliest it could move forward would be in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. It will take two or three years to complete the improvements, Swain said. Highlighting Plant 10 and Plant 42’s contributions to national defense, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, was able to successfully lobby for $2.8 million for the project to be included in a $286.4 billion, six-year federal transportation funding bill. PALMDALE – City officials plan to spend $395,913 for design work on the $5.5 million widening of a portion of Rancho Vista Boulevard, including the reworking of the intersection at Sierra Highway. At a meeting Monday night, the City Council will consider a contract with Lim and Nascimento Engineering Corp. to prepare the final design for widening the street from Third Street East to 10th Street East. A key aspect is to rework the intersection at Sierra Highway, a project aimed at relieving rush-hour congestion around Lockheed Martin’s Plant 10 and neighboring Air Force Plant 42. More than 6,500 workers now travel along Rancho Vista and Avenue M to jobs at Lockheed Martin’s Plant 10 and the neighboring Air Force Plant 42. last_img read more


first_imgwind warning for later todayMET Eireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert for high winds for Donegal tonight.In a rare double alert, the forecaster also issued a Status Yellow alert for heavy rainfall.A storm is due to hit Ireland later this afternoon before gradually getting worse overnight. The wind alert – for wind gusts of up to 120km/hr – is from 6pm this evening until 6am tomorrow morning.STATUS ORANGEWind Warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry and WaterfordSoutheast winds between 50 and 70 km/h on Sunday evening and night, with gusts up to 100 to 120 km/h, highest values in coastal areas. Valid:Sunday 05 October 2014 18:00 to Monday 06 October 2014 06:00STATUS YELLOWRainfall Warning for The whole country25-40mm of rain is expected during Sunday evening and night, leading to widespread excess surface water.Valid:Sunday 05 October 2014 18:00 to Monday 06 October 2014 06:00 MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE WEATHER ALERT AS 120KM/HR STORM ON WAY TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalorange alertweather warninglast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick back in San Francisco — sort of

first_imgColin Kaepernick is back in San Francisco. And he’s larger than ever.The former 49ers quarterback’s likeness now towers over Union Square in the city in the form of a giant billboard as part of his new Nike ad campaign.Lots of people have opinions about the @Kaepernick7 ad campaign and the #NikeBoycott. Many we spoke to outside the @Nike in #SanFrancisco support him and the store. The new billboard sits above the Union Square location. @KTVU— Cristina Rendon …last_img