Arsenal’s Cazorla out for three months

first_imgLONDON, England (AP):Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla will have surgery on his right ankle and be out for about three months, robbing the team of its creative influence in central midfield.The Spain international will undergo an operation in Sweden next week, Arsenal said Thursday, after the ankle showed no improvement during a period of rehabilitation. Cazorla has been out since October 19.In Cazorla’s absence, Arsenal has won two of its five Premier League games and drawn the other three. The team lacks a replacement with the same technique and vision to play in one of the two central-midfield positions.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said last week that Cazorla was a big loss because he was “important to our technical stability in the team, to the quality of our decision-making and to our build-up from deep midfield.”Cazorla damaged knee ligaments at about the same stage last season and ended up being out for more than five months.last_img read more

Franfield to fly the Flag

first_img Worthwhile opposition Down-in-class FRANFIELD, winner of the prestigious Superstakes over 2000 metres in 2015 and a disqualified winner in 2016, should have an easy passage against six inferior opponents in the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature for the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park today. Trained by Richard Azan, the accomplished six-year-old horse by Traditional out of Supa Lei last won the 2000 metres Governor General’s Stakes in October, 2016, but was disqualified after his narrow win over BIGDADDYKOOL and SEEKING MY DREAM in the November 12 Superstakes. There’s no question that FRANFIELD represents class, and having finished seven lengths second to ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM in the fast-run Chairman’s Trophy grade one feature over 1500 metres on March 11, cannot be opposed from the convenient mark of 55.0kg by virtue of apprentice Bebeto Harvey’s 2.0kg claim. Although he’s the horse to beat, FRANFIELD should receive worthwhile opposition from old rival HOVER CRAFT, with champion jockey Omar Walker riding for 16-time champion Wayne DaCosta and the lightly weighted ANOTHER BULLET, now up in class after last Saturday’s fast-time runaway win (1:37.0) over 1600 metres in overnight company. HOVER CRAFT, who finished 73/4 lengths third in the Chairman’s Trophy, looks the principal danger to two-turn specialist FRANFIELD, who has the pace and the class to dispose of him again. Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, LOOSE CANNON, with Walker riding for DaCosta, and the unbeaten TWILIGHT DREAMS (Oneil Mullings up) should have a battle royal for top honours in the opening 1100-metre race for native-bred three-year-olds, to be contested by seven starters. Both returned fast times when winning recently, but LOOSE CANNON came back to chase home classic aspirant DON CHASSIS in the recent Sir Howard Stakes over 1200 metres, and in light of that performance against quality opposition, is preferred to the Carl Anderson-trained colt TWILIGHT DREAMS, who impressed on his recent debut over the straight and returns on Lasix. Other firm fancies on the card are down in class SUNDANCE in the fifth race over the round course, BEAST, now favourably drawn on the outside, to capture the seventh over the straight, PROFILE to go one better in the eighth, and VICIOUS LOOK ahead of BIG BUCK in the closing race over 1400 metres.last_img read more

Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

first_imgBueno won her first major at Wimbledon in 1959, when she was 19. In “Tennis Encyclopedia,” Bud Collins described her at the time as “the incomparably balletic and flamboyant Bueno.”“Volleying beautifully, playing with breathtaking boldness and panache, the lithe Brazilian became the first South American woman to win the Wimbledon singles,” Collins wrote.Adored in Brazil after winning the trophy, Bueno became one of the symbols of the country’s change from mostly rural to urban and modern.Bueno was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She was the first non-American woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season.Billie Jean King, who beat Bueno in the 1966 Wimbledon final and later helped start a women’s professional tennis tour, said the Brazilian was one of the players that made tennis less of a men’s game.ADVERTISEMENT Maybe a Dennis Rodman sighting at Trump-Kim Singapore talks? FILE In this July 4, 1959 file photo, Maria Bueno of Brazil holds up the trophy after winning the women’s singles final in the All-England Lawn Tennis championships at Wimbledon. The Brazilian “queen” of tennis, who won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles, died Friday,June 8, 2018, in Sao Paulo. She had been suffering from mouth cancer since last year and was hospitalized in May. (AP Photo,File)ASAO PAULO — Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “There was a gasp from one end of the court,” Bueno recalled years later. “And the people at the other end didn’t know why, until I changed ends and served from there.“Later I wore panties that resembled the club colors, which outraged the club committee and they brought in the all-white clothing rule.”Born in Sao Paulo, Bueno started playing tennis at the age of 6 and entered her first tournament at 11. At 17, she left Brazil for the United States.Despite being considered a future star after winning national tournaments at a young age, Bueno was shy about her achievements.“I’m not good,” she told The Associated Press after being named Female Athlete of the Year in 1959. “I’m afraid of everyone I play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments 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 awardcenter_img “Maria was a big star who caught the interest of the fans at a time when the men took center stage. She helped lay the groundwork for what was to come,” King told Bueno’s website in 2009. “She deserves to be recognized.”Bueno said men were key to her game.“It was only because I trained with men that I developed my speed. People said I looked effortless, but that was from training with guys,” said Bueno, who played without a coach.From 1957-67, a decade in which she was dominating on the tennis court, Bueno won 65 singles tournaments, 90 doubles titles and 15 in mixed doubles. She was runner-up in 45 other competitions.Injuries and illness shortened her career, including spending eight months in bed in 1961 because of hepatitis.Her last major title came in 1968 when she won the doubles title at the U.S. Open alongside Margaret Court — one of her biggest rivals in singles.Bueno and Court faced each other in five major finals, with Bueno winning two of them.Bueno’s career took a downturn as the Open era started in 1968 because of arm and leg injuries. But she returned to tennis years later and won her final tournament at the Japan Open in 1974.Off the court, Bueno also had an interest in fashion and played in dresses tailored by English couturier Ted Tinling.In 1964, Bueno surprised the public at Wimbledon with a white Tinling dress that had a pink underskirt and matching pink underwear. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday and on Friday the hospital released a statement confirming her death. It declined to provide more details out of respect for her family.“A very sad day for sports. Brazil and the world lost a true tennis legend,” tweeted the International Olympic Committee, one of several sports organizations and professional tennis players to praise Bueno’s contribution.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 crownNicknamed “The Tennis Ballerina” because of her graceful style, Bueno spent most of her career on the court before the professional era. She won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, seven in singles, 11 in doubles and one in mixed doubles, between 1959 and 1966. She also reached the singles final at both the Australian Open and the French Open.Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978 and was more recently contributing regularly to Brazilian television at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and other major tennis events. 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Flyers to take on Fort Nelson Yeti in second exhibition set

first_imgThe two teams played an exhibition set of games in Fort St. John back in October with the Flyers winning both games.Saturday’s game starts at 8:00 p.m. and the rematch on Sunday is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m.Representatives from the Fort Nelson Yeti will attend the North Peace Hockey League’s spring meeting and put forward another proposal for joining the league. Their previous proposal to join the league was denied due to concerns over travel time. If that proposal fails, the Yeti will then turn their attention to another league or remain playing as an independent team. A date for the spring meeting has not been set yet.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Instant runoff vote could lower costs

first_imgWHAT if an election were held and nobody showed – is it still democracy? As of 6 p.m. on Election Day, only two voters had shown up at the Los Angeles polling station where I was a poll worker – out of the 1,073 registered at that precinct. In retrospect, the 27 voters who trickled in throughout the day during the March primary now seemed like a flood. “What a waste of money,” said one fellow poll worker, serving for the first time. “There must be a better way,” said another, a 13-year polling-station veteran. In fact, there is a better way, and it’s gaining momentum across the country: Instant Runoff Voting. Instant Runoff Voting allows voters to rank the candidates in their order of preference, 1-2-3, instead of just picking one candidate. If a candidate wins a majority of first rankings, the election is over, just like now. But if no candidate wins a majority of first rankings, voters’ runoff rankings are used to determine the winner – instantly. Under IRV, we can choose our leaders in one election instead of two. Voters and candidates could thus focus on a single election, and millions of tax dollars would be saved that are currently wasted on an unnecessary second election where few bother to participate. We’re not talking small change: Tuesday’s election had a price tag of $5 million courtesy of Los Angeles taxpayers. And then there’s the private, $4.3 million the two campaigns collectively spent in the Los Angeles school board race between incumbent Jon Lauritzen and challenger Tamar Galatzan. IRV isn’t a new idea. San Francisco has used it for three successful elections. Exit polls show that voters across all ethnic and racial lines like the system and find it easy to use. In some races, Instant Runoff Voting has led to a decrease in negative campaigning, since candidates realize they may need second or third rankings from supporters of rival candidates in order to win. So instead of relying on nasty attack ads, some candidates are building coalitions and running more issue-based campaigns. In November last year, 69 percent of voters in Oakland passed a measure to adopt IRV, joining voters in Davis, Berkeley and Santa Clara County. South Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas also use IRV for their overseas military personnel who might otherwise not be able to cast a runoff ballot in time to be counted. Here in Los Angeles, City Council members Jose Huizar and Eric Garcetti recently introduced a motion requesting that the chief legislative analyst and city clerk report to the City Council with an analysis of Instant Runoff Voting. The motion will be considered at the June meeting of the council’s Rules & Elections Committee. This is an important first step to answering a not-so-rhetorical question: “What happens when an election is held in Los Angeles and only 6 percent of voters show up?” Lynne Serpe is deputy director of the Political Reform Program of New America Foundation. She is based in Los Angeles.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

Dorothea Boyd

first_img“I’m on the way to the hospital” she cries. “Loren is hurt. The house is gone.” Four-year-old Loren was in bed when the roof collapsed. He was covered in four feet of debris. A hundred people sat on chairs in the hospital parking lot. Loren escaped with a broken collar bone. Silent and stoic later he told his mother, “I could hear you calling me. I knew you would save me. I could see a little bit of light.” On the second night, seven of us slept on a lawn in South Whittier to awaken at 4 a.m. to the earth moving beneath us. A friend brought doughnuts and coffee as we awaited for dawn. Where to live? The little family without a home, moved in with me, three children and two parents lived in one large bedroom with two double beds, huge antique furniture, and even a dining room table. Limited space in the front room from broken pipes and three days of undetected leaks had covered the basement in three feet of water, books, magazines floating, a sodden mess amidst hundreds of buzz flies attracted by the excessive heat. Slowly the house took on some of its former persona and we settled in for two years with our extended family as they awaited the completion of their replacement home. Looking back over 20 years, those were some of my happiest days with the three grandchildren and their loving parents sharing my life and my home. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! We looked in the living room, which appeared to be filled with smoke. Not a fire. It was the chimney and 60 years of soot rising from the ruins. A bright blue sky gleamed through the wall and gaping chimney piece. Collapsed furniture, pictures, china covered the floor. The kitchen floor was barely walkable, and I crunched my way to the flooded back porch, hot water pouring from the tank amongst broken bottles of sauces and syrups. As I made my way outside, I turned off the gas with the help of a thoughtful neighbor. Then the real impact of the earthquake hit me. My daughter arrived, breathless, with her three small children. Waking up to the rumble and the crashing, I rolled out of bed and curled up on the floor as glass from a dozen framed pictures fell around me. The house somewhat settled, and I thought: “I must dress and go to work. We will be needed to help.” (I was secretary at the local church, First Friends.) I couldn’t get out of my door. The hall was littered. I climbed out the window, and my son came downstairs stepping over 1,000 books. “That was a big one,” he understated. And he began making a pathway through a collapsed cabinet and broken china, pieces of precious hummels scattered throughout the rubble. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has criticised the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for not approving the necessary funding to replace the water pipe network from Derrybeg to Glassagh in Gaoth Dobhair.The Fianna Fáil Senator said, “I have raised this issue a number of times with both Donegal County Council and the Department of Environment after several local residents raised concerns about the poor quality of the pipe network. This system was installed in 1954 and is in serious need of upgrade.“A number of local residents are getting increasingly worried about the particularly high Iron, Manganese and Aluminium levels found in the water in the Carrick area in Gaoth Dobhair. This is most likely connected with the problems associated with the outdated pipe network. The Donegal Senator says he has now contacted the Environment Minister Phil Hogan yet again to highlight these worrying issues.“I am again asking him to immediately provide funding to begin meeting the €717,000 upgrading costs associated with this work.” WATER PIPES IN GAOTH DOBHAIR OVERDUE REPLACEMENT – O DOMHNAILL was last modified: December 12th, 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:Phil HoganreplacementSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLwater pipeslast_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: There has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords across Donegal being visited by the Revenue Commission, a leading tax consultant has revealed.Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic in Letterkenny said the Revenue are targeting people with second homes to see they are tax compliant.Mr Coll said he has been inundated with queries by worried homeowners. “These landlords have either been contacted by the Revenue directly regarding their rental properties and non-declared rental income or have decided to get their affairs in order before the inevitable letter from the Revenue arrives,” he said.Michael says “that during the boom years many people bought second properties in Ireland and abroad that are now generating a rental income which they are obliged to declare on an annual Tax Return.”But he said people with second homes should not be worried about contacting the Revenue.He said “On a positive note there are many allowable expenses that can help reduce any potential tax bill such as, mortgage interest, insurance, repairs & maintenance etc.” Those worried about becoming tax compliant on a second home or a rental property can log onto who also have offices at 40 Port Road in Letterkenny.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content and Ideas including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on HUGE UPSURGE IN LANDLORDS BEING VISITED BY REVENUE INSPECTORS – TAX EXPERT was last modified: November 12th, 2011 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:landlordsMichael CollRevenuewww.thetaxclinic.ielast_img read more


first_imgACCIDENT UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that only one person died during a drowning incident in Inishowen last night.A major search operation was launched after a woman’s body, now named locally as Lorraine ‘Chris’ Plummer, was found washed up on the shore at Roxtown Harbour near Clonmany just after 6.30pm.The woman’s car was found nearby and reports that the woman had been in the company of a child sparked fears that a child was also missing. However, the search was stood down at 11.30pm last night after the woman’s relatives were contacted by the PSNI.Gardai are now treating the woman’s death as a tragic accident.Books on plants and archeology belonging to the woman were found in the area close to where the woman was last seen.It is thought the woman was cut off by a very high tide as she walked out onto a causeway. Joe Joyce of Lough Swilly Lifeboat confirmed the search has now ended.He paid tribute to all involved in the rescue.“There was an amazing response to the call out including local people.“To see people rallying around those involved in the rescue was heartening.“People were on the pier making sandwiches and tea after 11pm last night. “The PSNI finally revealed last night that no other relatives of the woman was missing and the search was stood down,” he said.The woman’s identity has not yet been made public.The tragic woman was originally from Derry but had been living in Buncrana.RELIEF AND SADNESS AS SEARCH ENDED WITH JUST ONE FATALITY was last modified: July 23rd, 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:clonmanydeathdrowningRoxstown Harbourtragedylast_img read more

Women’s Golf Starts Strong At Bulldog Invitational

first_imgMOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Drake University women’s golf completed the first day of the Bulldog Invitational on Monday as the Bulldogs are in fifth-place through 18 holes.”We saw a lot of good things today. There were some slow starts and not our best ball striking, but we remained focused and finished the round strong,” Drake head coach Rachael Pruett said. “As a team, we continued to improve and are right on the cusp of breaking through.”The Bulldogs recorded a 316 and just nine strokes behind Wofford and Appalachian State who are tied for second with a score of 307.Just a single stroke separates Drake’s top-three scorers, as sophomore Madison Glennie fired a 77 (+5), good for tied for 11th, to lead the team. Freshmen Sophie Hill and Grace Dunn each carded a 78 and are tied for 17th place. Freshman Adrianna Elliott recorded an 83, while senior Katie Clausen shot an 84. Sophomore Brooke Miller rounded out the team’s effort with an 85.The Bulldogs will play the final round of the Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday at 9 a.m. EST.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more