Sharapova and Muguruza reach 4th round at French Open

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 There was another upset as unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko defeated 19th-seeded Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-4.Top-seeded Simona Halep later faced Andrea Petkovic of Germany on the new Court 18.In men’s third-round action, unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov completed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win against 15th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France. Their match was suspended for rain late Friday.Fabio Fognini beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, while Maximilian Marterer won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against Jurgen Zopp.Rafael Nadal was up later on Chatrier, targeting a 16th consecutive win against Richard Gasquet. The top-ranked Spaniard is trying to win a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sharapova, who has won two of her five majors at Roland Garros, could next face Serena Williams in what would be their 22nd career meeting.Williams was in action later Saturday against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges, her toughest test yet since returning to Grand Slam tennis after giving birth. They were scheduled to play in the afternoon on Court Suzanne Lenglen.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 crownThird-seeded Garbine Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion, also impressed on the main court. She needed just over one hour to beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-0, 6-2.Sloane Stephens also advanced to the fourth round, but the 10th-seeded American had a much more difficult time beating Italy’s Camila Giorgi 4-6, 6-1, 8-6. Stephens next faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who won 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) against No. 8-seeded Petra Kvitova. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Maraguinot last of Sta. Lucia’s new recruits Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Russia’s Maria Sharapova, left, shakes ahands to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic after their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)PARIS — Former champion Maria Sharapova reached the fourth round of the French Open with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win against Karolina Pliskova on Saturday.The 31-year-old Russian, seeded 28th after missing this tournament the last two years, needed 59 minutes to win on Court Philippe Chatrier. She broke serve five times against the sixth-seeded Czech.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Local Building Permits increase in April

first_imgThe value of Fort St. John building permits issued in April was nearly six times, what it was the previous month but, on a year-over-year basis, the gap widened even further. Fifteen April permits this year were valued at just under $1.9 million. That was much better than the eight permits valued at $320,000 in March…but it’s only about one third of the value of the 28 permits, issued in April of last year, which totalled more than $5.5 million. It was a similar story in terms of city revenue from the permits, which dropped to less than $19,000 this year, following close to $60,000 in April of 2008. – Advertisement -In addition, this year’s four month, total value of construction is just over $3 million…and, only about 10 percent of the more $32 million recorded, during the same period last year.last_img read more

49ers run out of gas

first_imgMinus both a midfield playmaker and their most experienced defender, playing their seventh game in a 16-day stretch, and on the road in hot weather against an opponent riding a eight-game winning streak, it happened. In Big West Conference play Sunday at Cal State Northridge, the Long Beach State 49ers finally hit the wall. With freshman midfielder Hayley Bolt on the sideline with a wrist injury, the 49ers were unable to muster a steady offense and fell 1-0. “This was the end of a long road trip, and I thought we were a little bit off,” said 49er coach Mauricio Ingrassia, whose squad dropped to 8-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the BWC. “We were playing against a good team, the game could have gone either way … playing without arguably two of our best players.” On a day in which LBSU only recorded two shots on goal, both in the second half by freshman midfielder Kim Silos, the defense held firm as goalie Liz Ramos had to make only three saves. Junior Natalie Messina was out of the game for LBSU with a leg injury suffered in Friday’s win at Pacific, but the 49ers frustrated a Matadors attack that included four corner kicks (the 49ers had zero corner kicks). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 CSUN (10-1, 2-0) got on the board in the 58th minute when Kristy Krohn went in from the right and beat a sprawling Ramos with a low shot for the game’s only goal. “If we play Long Beach 10 times, it’s going to be a very even series,” CSUN coach Terry Davila said. “They’re very well coached, with very good players.” LBSU almost got it right back, as the 49ers had a chance at the CSUN goal just seconds later. Silos’ shot, the 49ers’ first on goal in the game, beat Matadors goalie April Cline, but defender Julie Hauserman cleared it off the line. The 49ers had chances on free kicks from outside the goal box, but never forced Cline into making a save. In the 72nd minute, Silos shot on goal from 26 yards, but Cline made her only save of the game. Having just finished a stretch of playing six of seven games on the road, LBSU now returns home to host four consecutive, starting with Cal Poly SLO on Friday at George Allen Field. center_img “It will be nice to be able to have a good training session, a couple good training sessions,” Ramos said. “We’ve been playing so many games that we have game, day off, recover, game, day off, recover, it’s kind of gone like that. So we haven’t had time to really get in and practice and really work on the things that we’ve been seeing in the games. So this will be a good time for us to look back on all the games we’ve played, and focus on the future.” 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

Cab Cam – Planting into tall rye grass

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Bennett Musselman isn’t helping farmers with financial business at Heartland Bank, he is working with his Dad and Grandpa at Musselman Farms in Pickaway County. For this 2017 Soybean Planting Cab Cam in 5 foot tall rye grass, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about some of the challenges this spring has dealt his cover crop fields.last_img

Oregon Establishes New Labs For Green Building Research

first_img$1.6 Million to Study Green Materials and Building PerformancePORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center (Oregon BEST), a research center, has announced a public/private partnership that will invest $1.6 million in green-building research conducted at Oregon State University and Portland State University.New laboratories at the two universities will investigate green building materials and study the performance of building assemblies and completed green buildings. “Nobody else is pursuing green-building research and development in the multi-institutional way that Oregon is,” said Oregon BEST president David Kenney. “This initial investment is the beginning of what will become a center positioned to influence the green-building agenda at the national level.”Oregon State University will receive $920,000 to establish a new laboratory, the Green Building Materials Lab. The laboratory expects to study a variety of new green building materials, including hybrid poplar lumber engineered to be three times stronger than old-growth Douglas fir, new types of environmentally friendly concrete, and building insulation made from recycled plastic.Portland State University (PSU) will receive $651,000 to establish the Green Building Research Laboratory. The lab will specialize in building- performance monitoring and the use of infrared cameras for evaluating wall assemblies, ceiling assemblies, and windows. Researchers at PSU also plan to study how occupant behavior affects building energy use.last_img read more

Demonstrators camped out at Calgary courthouse demanding justice for Tina Fontaine

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsProtesters have set up camp at the Calgary courthouse demanding change to the justice system following the controversial verdict in the Raymond Cormier trial last week.They’re following similar protests which started in Winnipeg where Cormier was found not guilty in the death of Tina Fontaine, 15.The verdict sparked an outcry of anger and frustration across the country, with many saying the justice wasn’t served.“We want to have a feeling of some tangible change,” said Garret Smith. “Something that will actually have an effect on the way our people are treated in judicial systems.”Smith said he also hopes the protest serves as a way to engage the local community on the issues Indigenous people face in the judicial system.He and the others also vow to stay there until they see change. The protest was part of a march over the weekend through the city honouring Fontaine.“It is sad that something like this has to happen in order to bring glaring statistics out to Canada and the way we are treated in this country,” said Lowa Beebe, one of the organizers.“I want every Canadian to think; how do I play a role in this? How am I treating my peers? Do I understand my peers? Do I understand what this country was built on? Do I understand that 151 years later a modern form of genocide is happening here, what does that say about our country?”[email protected]last_img read more