Raonic seals place in last 16 a day late

first_imgFormer runner-up Milos Raonic returned to finish off Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak and book his place in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Saturday.The Canadian had split the first two sets on Friday and was 6-5 ahead when play was suspended because of fading light.When play resumed on a stifling Court 12, the 13th seed quickly polished off the third set and cruised through the fourth to claim a 7-6(5) 4-6 7-5 6-2 victory. It was fourth time in five years that Raonic had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.Raonic, who was runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, will face American Mackenzie McDonald in the last 16 on Monday.last_img

Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers from Dallas

first_imgFILE – Kostas Antetokounmpo #37 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center on September 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPEL SEGUNDO, California — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim.The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.ADVERTISEMENT Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games for Dallas last season. The Mavericks acquired him in a draft-night trade last summer after Philadelphia chose him with the 60th and final pick. The 6-foot-10 forward played 40 games for the Mavs’ G League affiliate last year, when he averaged 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds.The Mavericks waived him Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntetokounmpo attended high school in suburban Milwaukee while his older brother began his NBA career. He then spent two seasons at the University of Dayton. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Benefits of township living Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Tim Duncan returning to Spurs as an assistant coach MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Taylor Bridge washing to be extended into next week

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Yellowhead Road & Bridge is advising motorists that the washing of the Taylor Bridge is now going to be extended.Crews will now be washing from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 11.The bridge will continue to be single lane alternating traffic with 20 minute delays during the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.- Advertisement -If you want to stay up to date on conditions, visit: http://www.drivebc.ca.Any questions or concerns can be directed to Yellowhead Road & Bridge at 1-888-883-6688.last_img


first_imgONE OF east Donegal’s best-known farmers has left an estate worth well over €3.5 million in his will.Colin George Wilson, from Castlefinn, left €3,726,664, according to public information released today.The value of the will includes all property and is not a cash estimate. DONEGAL FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILL was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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 FARMER LEAVES €3.7MILLION FORTUNE IN WILLlast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Burnley make Iceland Euro 2016 star their first summer signing

first_img Johann Berg Gudmundsson in action for Iceland against France at Euro 2016 1 Burnley have made Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson their first summer signing.As talkSPORT reported on Monday, the Clarets agreed a fee of £2.5m with Charlton for the 25-year-old earlier this month.The Premier League side were waiting on Gudmundsson to return to England to finalise the deal after he took a short break following Iceland’s Euro 2016 exploits.He has now penned a three-year deal at Turf Moor with the option of a further year.Gudmundsson made 81 appearances for Charlton, scoring 16 goals, after joining them from AZ Alkmaar in 2014.He was a key part of the Iceland side which enjoyed a sensational run at Euro 2016, starting every game as they reached the quarter-finals of the competition.Burnley boss Dyche said: “Johann, we feel, is a quality player who we saw last season playing at Charlton in a tough time and we liked the quality he showed.“It helps to see a player in the European Championships with that kind of company and he did well there so it was one we all agreed would be a good acquisition for the club and we look forward to working with him going forward.”Gudmundsson is set to be followed from The Valley to Turf Moor by Nick Pope.Charlton accepted an offer of around £1million from Burnley for the goalkeeper late last week and the 24-year-old has undergone a medical.last_img read more

Blush may key vision Linked to rise of color sensors

first_imgPASADENA – A blush can be embarrassingly revealing, but it can also convey important information to those who notice it. In fact, Caltech researchers now believe color vision evolved in primates with the purpose of distinguishing these emotional hues. For decades, scientists had theorized monkeys evolved to see in color to locate the fruits and leaves they fed upon. Caltech neurobiologists recently found, however, that the vision of Old World primates including baboons, gorillas and humans is most sensitive not to vegetation but to the color changes caused by a rush of emotion. In effect, our eyes are “optimal for color signaling,” said Mark Changizi, who published the findings with Qiong Zhang and Shinsuke Shimojo in the scientific journal Biological Letters. Unlike the eyes of birds and bees, whose three types of color receptors are sensitive to very different hues, two of the three color receptors in the eyes of Old World primates are almost identical, Changizi said. “It seems redundant,” he said of the similarity. But his work shows that it makes those apes and monkeys “maximally sensitive” to the changes in the blood’s oxygen content that result from arousal, embarrassment or anger. This could also have something to do with why humans have no fur, he said. “There’s no good in having this special power to read emotions on primate’s skin if you can’t see the skin,” he said. He and his colleagues showed that bare-faced or bare-rumped monkeys had color vision, while other primates didn’t. “There is a tremendous amount of rump signaling among Old World monkeys,” he said. Humans, being almost entirely bare, have even more signalling potential. Color vision could still be important in a primate’s search for food, he said, but perhaps was a useful side effect of its development for emotional signaling. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Walnut water customers may see increased rates

first_imgWALNUT – A local water district wants to nearly double its reserves to $103 million and may make customers pay for it. The Walnut Valley Water District is working on a plan in response to an audit by the Bureau of State Audits in 2003 that rebuked it for not having one. The proposal would require a minimum of $58 million and maximum of $105 million. “Mostly, we hold the reserves for a rainy day,” said Walnut Valley General Manager Michael Holmes. “It serves as an emergency fund.” Customers could see their bills increase as much as AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 20 percent if the reserve policy is approved, said board member Allen Wu. Though it would probably be raised gradually from five to 20 years, he said. “We are $5 million behind the proposed minimum,” Wu said. “Possibly, we will need to increase rates to catch up.” Some customers think the rates are already high enough. “Water has become my \ utility,” said David Zung, a Walnut resident. “Even during the summer, my electricity bill did not run that high.” Zung pays nearly $100 a month for his water bill for a 2,400 square foot home, and does not want to see that increase. Because water use varies, an average family of four can expect to pay between $23 to $100 monthly for their water bill, a district official said. In Rowland Water District, a family of four can pay on average $57 to $72 a month, depending on where they live. The 2003 audit stated that the Walnut Valley Water District district might have trouble defending to customers the need for increases because the reserve policy is weak or non-existent. Now that the district is crafting its policy, concerns still loom over the millions of dollars the district has sitting in the bank. “There is no way they can justify that reserve amount,” Zung said. Critics think the maximum reserve amount of $103 million is excessive. “I don’t know what the needs for reserves are,” said Walnut Councilman Tom King. “They want to raise it to more than double of their existing reserves. It seems like a pretty big raise.” The board now has $53.5 million in its reserves, and it will need to acquire $5 million to reach the minimum, Holmes said. The Walnut Valley Water District has 26,000 service connections and maintains 370 miles of water mains. Its board approved a rough draft reserve policy last month and will vote in November whether to charge customers. The minimum is too high,” said Wu, the lone dissenting vote. Other area water districts take different approaches to their reserves. Three Valleys Municipal Water District is a wholesale agency serving more than 600,000 people. It has $25 million in reserves, said general manager Richard Hansen, most of which is designated for infrastructure. “When facilities wear out, we want to have some money put aside to replace them,” Hansen said. “Some agencies want 100 percent set aside, and some don’t worry about it until the day comes.” Rowland Water District maintains 150 miles of water mains and has 13,500 customer service connections. It has $22 million in its reserves. “Our reserves are for capital projects and major expansions,” said Ken Deck, general manager of Rowland Water District. Walnut Valley plans on spending $3 million this year in projects and maintenance, such as the purchase of company cars, an improved recycled water system, the study of adding a new reservoir and the purchase of emergency generators. Even with improvement projects and the possibility of a a catastrophe, Wu is not convinced of the reserve standards. “Why do we need to maintain a high reserve?” Wu said. “I don’t want to use a reserve policy as an excuse to increase water prices.” Board President Donald Nettles declined to comment, referring all questions to Holmes. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sergio Aguero will decide his own future, says Man City boss Pep Guardiola

first_imgPep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero will decide his own future at Manchester City after the striker’s brace sealed a 4-0 win over Bournemouth and his own century of goals at the Etihad Stadium.Aguero netted for the 100th time on home turf when he headed City into a first-half lead against the Cherries, then began chipping away at his next hundred by nodding a second in a powerful second-half from the Premier League leaders.Raheem Sterling and Danilo were the other names on the scoresheet as City wrapped up their 17th straight league win, but this was a day for Aguero to soak up the acclaim at a ground he has graced with many great moments.MATCH REPORT: Manchester City extended record-breaking run with victory over BournemouthWith the title well on the way to being decided, and the eventual scale of City’s triumph the only real point of debate, post-match talk soon turned to the Argentina striker’s long-term status at the club.He faces constant competition from Gabriel Jesus at the head of Guardiola’s attack and an ongoing interest in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez would further crowd the field.“I respect Sergio a lot, about all he has done and what he will do in the future,” said Guardiola when quizzed about the 29-year-old.“He is a legend; he will decide absolutely everything about his life and his future. I’m delighted to have him here with Gabriel and all the squad.”Guardiola accepts his own popularity with individuals in the dressing room depended entirely on his team selections but is prepared to frustrate his players, Aguero included, as long as the bond within the squad remains at its current level.“I was a football player, I understand the players being upset, if they don’t play they are sad,” he said.“I try to have the best relations possible with the players and I understand when they are upset. What is important is the respect between each other. They don’t have to be happy with me, that is not a problem.“That’s our secret, they have an amazing relation between them. The locker room, with the staff, with the players is a dream to go every day training with them.” Man City boss Pep Guardiola with club hero with Sergio Aguero 1last_img read more


first_imgONE OF THE county’s best know chip shops has cut a third off its menu prices in a bid to boost business.Mr Chippy, off the Port Road roundabout in Letterkenny, announced the move yesterday with the new prices available until 10pm each day.It is similar to a move in 2009 when the owners cut prices in half in a bid to beat the recession. With dozens of eating out options in the town, it’s understood Mr Chippy is fighting to retain a share of the takeaway market.FAMOUS DONEGAL CHIPPY SLASHES PRICES was last modified: January 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Lampard set for big January budget if ban is overturned, as he ‘looks to improve’

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT AFP or licensors Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:08Loaded: 14.53%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Dutch football expert says Ajax have huge respect for new-look ChelseaA focus on academy graduates has seen Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount become first-team regulars at Stamford Bridge, but Lampard has not ruled out adding to his squad should he be given the chance.“Chelsea will always look to improve in transfer windows if we can – and if the players we might look at are better or we feel are adding to the squad,” Lampard said ahead of Tuesday’s European game against Ajax at Stamford Bridge.“I’m very interested in the appeal of course because it’s obviously going to affect potentially what we can do in January or not. 1 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekBorussia Dortmund vs Inter (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Vitoria Guimaraes vs Arsenal (Wednesday, 3:50pm) – talkSPORT 2Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTAtalanta vs Manchester City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Lazio vs Celtic (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2center_img Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could have £150million for new players in January if an appeal against the club’s two-window transfer ban is successful.The Blues were punished by FIFA earlier this year, having been found guilty of breaching rules relating to the signing of 29 players under the age of 18. Chelsea were unsuccessful in overturning the decision when they presented their case to FIFA’s appeals committee in April and will now see what is said on the matter by The Court of Arbitration for Sport on November 20.Despite being unable to make any new signings in the summer, Lampard has enjoyed a promising start since taking over at Chelsea and the club are currently fourth in the Premier League and top Group H in the Champions League. Frank Lampard could have £150m to spend in January Having sold David Luiz, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata, Chelsea have a vast sum of money at their disposal and have been linked with Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, report The Telegraph.“It is a little bit down my list because the matter in hand is Ajax tonight. I’m not going too far ahead with what happens,” Lampard added.“Of course some players have come in and shown with their opportunities they’ve been given that they can do roles and play well. We are getting results at the moment.“But at the minute I’m very happy with what I’ve got so I suppose that’s why the fans are as well.”last_img read more