Juan Martin del Potro relishing OIympic rematch with Andy Murray

first_img“I will be fresh tomorrow and I know how my level is at this moment. I will try to play aggressive all the time. We’ll see if I can give the first point to my team.” Juan Martin del Potro says he’s relishing his Olympic rematch with Andy Murray but hopes for a different outcome this time around.The duo played out an epic final in Rio with the Scot coming out on top in four sets to claim the second gold medal of his career.Del Potro’s comeback from injury has been one of the stories of the tennis season and he can’t wait to renew his rivalry with the Dunblane ace at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.He said: “I will try to do a different match from Rio. It’s going to be really tough but I’m looking forward to do the surprise. last_img read more

Clubs united in grief: “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation”

first_imgSports clubs in west Donegal have united in grief following the tragic death of four young men on Sunday night.Mícheál Roarty (24) from Dunlewey, John Harley (24) from Falcarragh, Sean Harkin (22) from Falcarragh and Daniel Scott, from Gortahork, also in his 20s, all friends, were killed instantly when the car in which they had been travelling went off the road just before 9pm last night.The four friends were all traveling in a Toyota Corolla, which crashed at Gleannhulaigh near Magheraroarty. Emergency services attended the scene, but all four men were pronounced dead a short time later.Mícheál Roarty was a member of the Gaoth Dobhair GAA club and has featured at senior and senior reserve level. In 2011, Roarty was on the Donegal Vocational Schools squad that won the All-Ireland, playing alongside the likes of Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty.Michael Roarty RIPCLG Ghaoth Dobhair wrote: “Comhbhrón le Clann Uí Rabhartaigh, is le teaghlaigh na gasúraí a cailleadh go tragóideach aréir. Tá ar smaointe le nár gcairde i CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola ag an am seo chomh maith.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.” Roarty also played soccer with Dunlewey Celtic in the Donegal Saturday League.Dunlewey Celtic said in a short tribute: “Words cannot express how devastated and heartbroken we are as a community at losing Micheal, four young lives taken too soon.“May all four lads rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all their families at this very sad time.”John Harley was Cloughaneely’s player of the year in 2017 and had served a time as captain of the Pairc Naomh Fionnan club. He was man of the match when Cloughaneely won the Donegal Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta title against Glenfin in 2017.He also played soccer with Glenea United in the Donegal League.John Harley RIPDaniel Scott played underage and senior football with Cloughaneely and was set to move to Denmark to begin a new job next week.Daniel Scott RIPShaun Harkin was a member of the Cloughanely golf club and had also played soccer and Gaelic football at school in Pobolscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola. Shaun Harkin RIPPrincipal of Pobolscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Ms Meave Sweeney told RTÉ: “They took those gifts and talents with them into the local community as well while they were here. It’s a huge devastating impact for the GAA and the local soccer team.”CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola wrote in a moving post on Facebook: “We are deeply saddened to have to pay our deepest sympathies to the families of these four fine young men.“As the tragic news unfolded and we learned of the loss of life it was with a great sadness that we came together this morning as a club to support fellow players, club members and friends; to grieve together and to share our own stories and memories of our much loved friends.“As a club we will rally around the families and friends of the deceased at this difficult time. “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation being felt by all at CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola; but we must be strong for one another and for the families of the boys who have so tragically passed on.”Cloughaneely held a special meeting of wellbeing for those who were affected by the crash. Among those who attended was Donegal senior player Jason McGee who lined out for his county against Clare in Ennis in the National League on Sunday and who was close to the four men.The Mayor of Donegal, Falcarragh-based Councillor Seamus Ó Domhnaill, paid tribute.“These men very active in their communities and deeply involved in all facets of sport in Cloughaneely and Gaoth Dobhair,” Cllr O’Domhnaill said.Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill“They were widely known in West Donegal, from Creeslough right through to the Rosses. They were four great young men that would epitomise everything you’d want to have in your county by way of young men.“It’s devastating for four young lives to be taken so quickly and so tragically. It will leave an awful dark, black cloud over West Donegal and one that won’t go away too easily.”Clubs united in grief: “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation” was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Daniel ScottDonegal LeagueDunlewey CelticGaoth DobhairGlenea UnitedJohn HarleyMícheál RoartySeamus O DomhnaillShaun Harkinlast_img read more

Photo of the Week: Independence Hall

first_imgIt was wonderful to stop by Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend after attending WordCamp US 2015. Though my days at the conference kept me busy from 8:00am til after 6:00pm each day, I wanted to make sure I found time to visit some of the historical places in Philadelphia. One the places I didn’t want to miss was Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States, where the Declaration of Independence was signed as well as the Constitution.I took one of the tours of the building led by a National Park Service ranger, where I learned the Liberty Bell was displayed in the 1800’s, Abraham Lincoln visited before being sworn in as President, and where over 100,000 people came over a period of two days to view Abraham Lincoln’s body after his assassination in 1865. The upstairs room where parties were held was fascinating, with maps from the 1700’s covering the walls. Somehow the map showed Michigan without the top half of the Lower Peninsula. If you find yourself in Philadelphia, I hope you find time to stop by the park! Visit the Liberty Bell, take a walk through Independence Square, and if you love learning about history, check out the tour. The tour is free, though you’ll need to get a ticket (they time entry into the hall). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Explore America at the Philadelphia Flower ShowImagine you’re in a place where everywhere you look, there’s a rainbow of colors around you. A cornucopia of bright reds, deep oranges, buttercup yellows, royal blues, pastel pinks, forest greens, pale purple, and brilliant whites are not only at eye-level, they’re 20 feet above you as well as at…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: 18th Century Garden in PhiladelphiaYou might not notice the garden as you walk east on Walnut Street toward the riverfront in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The formal 18th Century Garden (recreated by the National Park Service) is behind six-foot tall wrought-iron fences, and might not catch your attention after you pass the Dolley Todd House on…In “Garden”Photo(s) of the Week: Mackinac IslandI took a day trip to Mackinac Island this weekend, enjoying the clear blue skies, spring temperatures, and reduced crowds on the popular vacation spot. If you haven’t visited Mackinac Island, it’s an island located in Lake Huron along the Straits of Mackinac, a waterway separating Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from…In “Michigan”last_img read more

Citysearch Becomes More Social and Mobile

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting SocialThe new version of Citysearch puts more emphasis on the social experience by highlighting reviews from your Facebook friends while browsing through reviews. Besides making the sign-in easier for new users, Citysearch now also allows you to publish your updates on the service to your Facebook profile. On the service itself, setting up a profile has now become easier, though you can’t really do too much with these profiles besides adding your profile picture. Users can now also vote reviews up or down, which is a nice feature, given that some reviews can be blatantly biased. The update also puts more emphasis on professionally produced videos of local establishments. The new player, which is provided by BrightCove, allows for wide-screen HD playback, which is a nice upgrade from the old version.MobileEarly next year, Citysearch will start to allow users to upload their own photos and videos to the service. Citysearch also expects to release a native iPhone application around the same time, though for now, the updated mobile site is already quite useful.Overall, this is a nice update to Citysearch and puts the service back on par with its competitors. In the mobile market, however, review services like Yelp or discovery services like Whrll have a head-start and it will be interesting to see if Citysearch’s mobile site can compete with these. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Citysearch, the popular local restaurant and shopping guide, announced a new beta version of its service tonight. The new version provides a better local search experience, with the ability to search specific neighborhoods instead of just metropolitan areas. Citysearch also announced a retooled mobile site, which lets users read and write reviews on their mobile devices, and gives them access to menus from participating restaurants. Citysearch has also implemented Facebook Connect, which allows users to log in to the site with their Facebook accounts, and the company plans to roll out OpenID support early next year.You can fine the new beta at beta.citysearch.com.Obviously, the restaurant review market is quite crowded right now and a lot of the updates to Citysearch were surely prompted by the success of other services like Yelp. More LocalBesides giving the service a cleaner and more modern look, Citysearch also retooled the back-end to allow users to perform more granular searches. While the old Citysearch was only focused on 140 metropolitan areas, the new version allows you to drill down to the neighborhood level. Tags:#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Cartoon: This User Has Been Suspended

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Cartoons#Facebook#web Anyone who’s run afoul of Facebook’s, um, fluid rules for user behaviour can tell you it’s like a Kafka novel. (Remember the one where nobody would friend the giant cockroach? Shudder.)Here’s one of the latest lucky contestants: Social Media Today, a Web venture with an active presence on Facebook, was posting URLs twice a day, until one day they discovered they’d run afoul of the site’s rules and had their ability to post links blocked.So how often is too often? Facebook won’t say. How infrequently would they have to post to stay safe? Facebook won’t say.Look, I get that Facebook’s a private company and if I don’t like it I can just move somewhere else – although when you’re dealing with a platform that has 400 million users, half of whom log on in any given day, that’s a little like saying you can always go find yourself another human civilization.But there’s something wrong if we’re expected to treat Facebook like Dinsdale Piranha – forgiving them for nailing our heads to the floor because we’d transgressed the unwritten law. (Which law? “Er… Well he never told me that. But he gave me his word that it was the case, and that’s good enough for me with old Dinsy.”) Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos rob cottingham More Noise to Signal. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Pedestrian hit and killed by car in east Columbia

first_imgA 17-year-old pedestrian is dead after she was hit by a car in east Columbia.Police say Claudine Nibigira was hit on Clark Lane near Hanover Boulevard east of the I-70 connector at about 10 p.m. Monday.Investigators say they don’t think alcohol or drugs were a factor in the case. The driver of the car, 44-year-old Tamara Lewis from Lawrenceville, Georgia, was not hurt, and is talking with the cops.last_img

TY Tang shines in one-off return

first_imgPBA IMAGESGo for Gold assistant coach TY Tang clarified that his comeback tour is good for only one game.“It’s just a one-game contract,” said Tang on Tuesday. “Coach Charles (Tiu)’s offer was just too grand that I can’t say no. He told me he’ll treat me.”ADVERTISEMENT After Paolo Pontejos’ gutsy drive gave the lead back to the Heavy Bombers, 104-103, the Scratchers had one last chance to win the game in the last 7.2 ticks and went to Tang, but he air-balled his three-point attempt at the buzzer.“I was thinking of a Cinderella-story at that point in time. I thought it was gonna be a good ending for me,” he said.No go for TY Tang! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/jNnZvuwVEy— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018Despite the loss, the current St. Benilde coach was happy to have been alongside his wards even for just a game as he hoped to have been an example to his players.“It was a good learning curve for the CSB guys,” he said as he has his sights set for the Blazers’ run in the upcoming NCAA Season 94.Tang elaborated: “I’ve been telling them that it’s really the smarts in the game that you need to have. More than the talent, it’s always the IQ and the skill level. You might have the talent, but if you don’t know how to use it, it will still be difficult. You have to play with five players inside the court, and that’s what coach Charles, me and the rest of the coaching staff are trying to instill in our team. Everybody has to rotate, everybody has to move the ball, share the ball, because that’s how we’re gonna get.””Hopefully, we bring that kind of experience to our campaign this coming season. Hopefully, we get there in a few months’ time.” Admittedly out of shape for his first organized game in almost three years, Tang was satisfied with how he fared, finishing the game with two points, three assists, and a rebound in his 15 minutes of action.But his run stops there as the Scratchers continue their search for a replacement for Kent Salado, who re-injured his MCL on his right knee in the team’s 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opener against Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“At least, I still performed well. But that’s all of it. It’s just really one game for me,” the seven-year PBA veteran said. “We’re still looking for a replacement for Kent right now. Hopefully, we get somebody in replacement of him so that we can continue on with our campaign for this conference.“But Tang, who last played with Mighty Sports in 2016, showed signs that he still got game — and more. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He almost became the Scratchers’ savior late in the game.The 33-year-old got fouled by JRU guard Jed Mendoza with 16.6 seconds left and canned his two freebies to put Go for Gold up, 103-102.TY Tang puts Go for Gold up, 103-102 with 16.6 left! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/KBAltwQy9U— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Friday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 15 MayRACING1.50 NewburyHarry Champion 7/1 > 3/14.40 NewmarketExpress Himself 11/2 > 7/24.50 YorkSubtle Knife 13/2 > 7/25.20 YorkYorkidding 11/2 > 7/26.20 HamiltonPyjama Party 4/5 > 4/76.35 AintreeHurricane Higgins 7/4 > 11/8TONIGHT’S LIVE FOOTBALL7.45pm SKYChampionship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg19/20 Middlesbrough 3/1 Brentford 5/2 DRAWScottish PremiershipBT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD7/1 St Johnstone 2/5 Celtic 7/2 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more