You’ll know when I know: Federer not thinking retirement

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal David West retires from NBA after 15 seasons LATEST STORIES Roger Federer, of Switzerland, waves after defeating Benoit Paire, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Roger Federer, still a force in tennis at the age of 37, says that when he does retire it won’t be a spur of the moment decision sprung on an unsuspecting public.“I would first check with my family,” Federer said. ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “At this point I take it with a smile and I understand that everybody is just doing their job, I guess.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The topic of when the 20-time Grand Slam champion — currently ranked second in the world — might hang up his racquet so exercises the press that even a casual comment can get antennae quivering.Federer himself jokingly used the “R-word” as he addressed the Flushing Meadows crowd after his first-round win over Yoshihito Nishioka on Tuesday — and promptly faced questions about it.“It’s a total joke, yes,” he said. “So please don’t read into it. Don’t even write that word.”The Swiss great admitted it could get wearing, with no new answer to the question on the horizon.“Sometimes you wonder why they ask you again because do they not hear what I said yesterday? Do they not listen to what I said two months ago?ADVERTISEMENT “If the team and everybody thinks that this is it now, and I feel it’s truly that, I wouldn’t probably tell it to that one journalist just it happened I was doing that interview that day,” he said.But Federer said he’s resigned to the questions, which first started cropping up almost a decade ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“In the beginning, you’re like, What? It can’t be true,” Federer said after beating Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of the US Open. “Eventually, OK, fine I get it, they’re allowed to ask it. Then you get to a point where everybody has to ask it because it could be that I would be the one in that very moment to reveal that this might be it.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Gasoline Price Drop

first_imgOn a year-over-year basis, the new common posted price in Fort St. John is, 30 cents a liter lower, than it was on this day in 2007. Local area motorists are advised this is another day to shop before they buy gasoline. As of 11 o’clock this morning, there was a 13 cent difference, between the top and bottom end prices, in Fort St. John.The posted price at the majority of filling stations in the city had dropped, another 10 cents a liter, to 81 point nine cents.- Advertisement -However, the top end price was still 94 point nine cents a liter, at the Esso outlet on 100th street.Across the province the news is much the same, with the bottom end price now all the way down, to 68 point four cents a liter, in Mission.However, as of last night, that was 37 and half cents lower, the top end price in Fort Nelson, of a dollar 5 point nine.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gateway Pipeline Project public info. sessions

first_imgThe Joint Review Panel, conducting the review of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project begins a series of public information sessions today.The first one is set for Bruderheim…the Alberta location Northeast of Edmonton…where the twin pipeline, being proposed by Calgary based Enbridge Incorporated, would originate.Other meetings later this week are scehduled for Grande Prairie on Wednesday and Tumbler Ridge on Thursday…and there’s also one set for Prince George on the 23rd of the month.- Advertisement -If approved, the controversial multi-billion dollar, 731 mile pipeline, would run North of Prince George, but south of Mckenzie, to a new marine terminal at Kitimat, on the Northern BC coast.last_img

School shooting play postponed

first_imgBut the school said that some callers were outraged that the play would ever be shown to teenagers at all. “We were inundated all morning,” said drama teacher David Pitts said. Pitts made the decision after the Virginia killings to keep the production going in order to get a dialogue going in his school. “I never thought about canceling the play. If anything we have to do this more now,” he said. Principal Steve Miller defended the content of the production, calling it educational and relevant for students. But he said he will postpone it out of respect for the victims of Monday’s mass murder. “We want to keep the focus on the victims of Virginia Tech,” he said. “It’s too sensitive an issue right now, what’s in the press.” PASADENA – Marshall Fundamental has postponed a play dealing with a school shooting after receiving complaints about the subject and timing of the production in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre. The secondary school’s production of William Mastrosimone’s “Bang Bang, You’re Dead” follows an unrepentant teenage killer as he slowly comes to terms with his actions. The play was scheduled to begin its two-week run on Thursday, but officials said Thursday morning that it would be postponed until an unspecified date. The decision came shortly after Marshall began receiving mostly anonymous telephone calls and e-mails decrying the timing of the play. The curtain would have gone up less than a week after 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech by a student who then killed himself. “Bang Bang” takes place inside the jail cell of a young man who stormed his school cafeteria, shooting and killing his girlfriend and four others. The ghosts of the dead then gather inside the cell, all asking, “Why me?” The play then flashes back to rehash the series of events and behavioral problems that led up to the crime. While the character feels no remorse for his deeds at the play’s start, he breaks down at the end, realizing he’s ruined his life along with his victims. After learning of the uproar brewing around his play, Pennsylvania-based author Mastrosimone said those who complained have completely missed the point of his work. “I feel badly for the people who made these calls. They are living inside ignorance,” he said. “The kids understand. It’s about addressing something they knew was happening in their schools that completely went over the heads of adults.” Mastrosimone said he’s actually received letters from teenage boys who told him they had been thinking of killing other students and changed their minds after seeing the production. “Kids wrote to me and said `I had a hit list. I was was waiting for my opportunity,”‘ he said. “I’m not happy about that, its very disturbing and scary, but it’s true.” Students at the Marshall campus on Thursday expressed mixed feelings about the cancellation. While some were happy to see it postponed, many said they believed adults were overreacting to a situation that they were capable of handling. “Adults, they think kids are going to watch it and we don’t think – that we’ll and go out and shoot people, said Christopher Laborde, 12-year-old seventh-grader who was planning on attending the play this week. “It’s the same things with video games,” said Laborde, adding he was OK with a postponement, so long as the play is put back on as promised by the administration. Mastrosimone said he would be willing to do what ever it takes to ensure the play does run. He said he would even travel to Pasadena to speak with those concerned and introduce the play. “Plays can get to people in the ways that doctors can’t, that medicine can’t,” he said. “My heart really hurts for the kid there who could benefit from the play.” (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4494 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Aguero ruins Sarri’s Chelsea bow as City wins Community Shield

first_imgPicking up where they left off in their record-breaking campaign last term, Pep Guardiola’s team took an early lead through Aguero, who rewarded City’s dominance with a second goal after the break.The last side to win the Community Shield and then go on to clinch the Premier League title were Manchester United in 2010-11.On this evidence, City could follow in their arch rivals’ footsteps at the end of the season.City’s German winger Leroy Sane was forced off injured at half-time, giving Guardiola a scare ahead of their Premier League opener at Arsenal on August 12.But that was the only sour note for City as they got back in the groove in impressive style.While the Community Shield serves as the curtain raiser to the new season, City and FA Cup holders Chelsea have very different ambitions for the Premier League campaign, which kicks off on Friday.City are favourites to defend the title and among the top Champions League contenders after becoming the first English top-flight team to secure 100 points last season.In contrast, Chelsea are starting from scratch after chain-smoking former banker Sarri was hired from Napoli as an antidote to his antagonistic predecessor Conte.But healing the wounds of Conte’s fractious two-year reign — which ended with Chelsea 30 points behind City in fifth place — won’t be easy for Sarri, as this spluttering performance underlined.Sarri and Guardiola are close friends and dined together on the eve of the Community Shield, yet this first experience of Chelsea’s reduced status must have left a nasty taste for the Italian.– Aguero milestone –Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored twice in the Community Shield win over Chelsea© AFP Ian KINGTONConsigning Conte’s favoured 3-4-2-1 formation to the bin, Sarri sent Chelsea out in a 4-3-3 system that malfunctioned from start to finish.Sarri has brought Italy midfielder Jorginho with him from Napoli to serve as the pivot for his manager’s attacking gameplan.But Jorginho made an underwhelming start, repeatedly giving the ball away in dangerous areas.Phil Foden drove at the heart of the Chelsea defence to set up City’s 13th-minute opener with little resistance from Jorginho or anyone else.Foden’s incisive run ended with a simple pass to the unmarked Aguero, who applied the finishing touch with a fine low strike from the edge of the area.It was Aguero’s 200th City goal — making the Argentina striker the first player to reach that milestone for the Eastlands outfit.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri feels the heat in the Community Shield© AFP Ian KINGTONFoden’s contribution was the highlight of an assured display from the 18-year-old midfielder that belied his tender age and showed why he is hailed by City staff as the ‘Stockport Iniesta’.After 10 appearances for City last season, when he also inspired England’s Under-17 World Cup triumph, Foden could be on the brink of a breakthrough campaign.In the absence of Eden Hazard, still resting after the World Cup, Chelsea unveiled a precocious talent on their own in Callum Hudson-Odoi.The 17-year-old winger gave a glimpse of his blistering pace and nimble footwork when he cut in from the left flank to bring City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into action with a stinging drive.Hudson-Odoi was a rare bright spot for Chelsea, with subdued Spain striker Alvaro Morata offering little evidence he can make amends for last season’s flop.Inspired by Aguero, City could have won by five but they settled for one more in the 58th minute.Aguero made a clever run to meet Bernardo Silva’s pass with a clinical finish that flashed past Willy Caballero as the champions showed Sarri the size of the task ahead of him.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Community Shield Manchester City are championsLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Sergio Aguero spoiled Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s first taste of English football as the Argentine’s double gave Manchester City a stylish 2-0 victory in the Community Shield on Sunday.Blues boss Sarri, hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte last month, endured a miserable debut in the prestigious friendly at Wembley as lacklustre Chelsea were swept aside by Premier League champions City.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has expressed his disappointment at AIB’s decision to shut down 8 bank branches in Co Donegal by the end of next year.The Fianna Fáil TD has also slammed the bank’s decision to hike mortgage rates by 0.5%.Announcing its interim results for the first half of the year today, the bank confirmed plans to close 67 branches nationwide including those in Lifford, Dunfanaghy, Milford, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Raphoe, Moville and Bundoran. It also announced an increase in its variable interest rates by 0.5% to 4.45%. “This will come as a great shock not just to the staff affected, but also to AIB customers across Co Donegal and mortgage holders who are facing a considerable hike in monthly repayments as a result of today’s decision,” said Deputy McConalogue.“AIB’s decision to hike mortgage interest rates is completely unacceptable given that the ECB rate is at its lowest level ever. It will put even more pressure on AIB mortgage holders in Donegal and across the country, many of whom are already in serious difficulty with their mortgages. Homeowners with an average sized mortgage will now see their annual payments increase by over €1,000.”Deputy McConalogue has also expressed concern at the concentration of AIB bank closures in Co Donegal.“With 8 branches due to close in Donegal, this county will be hit with the largest number of branch closures in the country. Local bank branches are a pivotal part of so many communities here in Donegal. “While I recognise that there is a growing trend of online banking, customer service must remain a top priority for banks. Many of AIB’s customers here are simply not in a position to use internet banking or to travel to branches elsewhere.“The branch closures are part of an ‘aggressive’ cost cutting plan by AIB. While there are no immediate job losses as a result of today’s announcement, AIB is committed to at least 2,500 redundancies by 2014. The Government must play a strong role in guaranteeing that those who lose their jobs at the State-owned bank are offered every support to allow them remain in the workplace.”MCCONALOGUE SLAMS CLOSURES OF EIGHT AIB BANKS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 27th, 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:AIBCharlie McConalogue TDlast_img read more


first_imgPromoted postPictured left to right, Una Brennan, Bundoran, Natasha Bell, Cloghan and Laura Mc Grenra, Castlefinn at their recent Graduation at Letterkenny Institute of Technology campus. All three girls graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Early Childcare, Health and Education.Deciding what college to attend can be an overwhelming decision, from the points race to choosing the ideal course, there are a lot of factors to consider.Graduation Day represents celebration, the final chapter in the college book, but getting there is a journey in itself. Laura, Una and Natasha’s journeys started at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in 2011 – hear their story. Laura Mc Grenra from Castlefinn, knew she always wanted to be a primary school teacher and having successfully gained enough points to study primary education, she made the decision to study at home, rather than studying afar.She added, “At 17, I knew I wasn’t ready to leave home, I was recommended the Early Childcare, Health and Education degree course at Letterkenny IT and I knew that it was the perfect choice for me, as it allowed me to live at home, work part-time, safe in the knowledge that this course would open doors into primary education for me. My favourite modules were ‘Outdoor Play’ and ‘Disability Awareness’. Both of these modules provided me with valuable experiences in areas that are topical in the field of education. I have fantastic memories of my time at LYIT, with a great group of girls. I’m now 21 years old, studying a Professional Masters of Education in Primary Education at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.”Una Brennan, from Bundoran, gained advanced entry into 2nd year of the Early Childcare, Health and Education course at LYIT, after studying a HND at North West Regional College Derry. Her favourite element of the course was work placement.Una outlined, “Meeting new people, and gaining experience in a broad range of settings stood well to me when applying for jobs after graduating. During my time at LYIT, I was a regular gym goer and loved going to the spinning classes. I loved shopping, socialising and going out with my friends during my time at LYIT. All in all, it was an amazing three years and I studied a course I would highly recommend. I now work part-time in a pre-school in Sligo and hope to study a PGCE in the future.” Natasha Bell from Cloghan, also studied the Early Childcare, Health and Education course at LYIT for 4 years. Her favourite modules were ‘Disability Awareness’ and ‘Human Physiology’ and she found student life fantastic at LYIT.She said “You were always guaranteed to meet someone you knew on campus, the lecture sizes are smaller than university class sizes, which meant you could get to know all of your classmates and lecturers. The lecturers were friendly, and if you encountered any problems you could reach out to them. There was also a great range of clubs and societies to choose from.“The four years just flew by and I met people from every corner of the country. I was so lucky to get a chance to travel to South Africa during my studies, to volunteer with Missionvale in the summer of 2014. I travelled there with my classmates and lecturers from the Nursing Department. It was truly an amazing experience and it would not have been possible without studying at LYIT.”If you interested in studying at LYIT and want to find out more, go to, contact, or call Irene on 074 9186120.WHY CHOOSE LYIT? THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE! was last modified: January 15th, 2016 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:donegalLYITstudentlast_img read more


first_imgDungloe GAA News:B’ iad 3,5,11 agus 16 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.Beidh €2,300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann, Breege O Donnell, Kerrytown, Oisin-Fionn Deviney, c/o John A Doherty, Kathleen Boyle, Dungloe, Bridie Doherty, Mill Road Glenties, Kathleen mc Dyre, Kerrytown. Bhain Joseph mc Gowan €250 agus bhain Bridie Doherty, Glenties agus Kevin Gillespie €150 ag an bingo.Dungloe reserves defeated Glenties on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-5. A great team display with the goals coming from Mark Clerkin and Ryan Connors.The senior team lost to Glenties 2-17 to 2-8. An early Eoin Scally goal gave Dungloe the lead but Dungloe trailed by 2 at the break. Glenties pulled away in the second half and came out victorious in the end up.Dungloe G.A.A. are now taking applications from members for tickets for the Tyrone game in Ballybofey on Sunday the 17th of May. Text only. Text Adrian Alcorn on 0868591071. We wish to advise all members applying for tickets that we are expecting a very small number of stand tickets for the Tyrone match and that OAPs will be getting preference on any allocation received. The U14 girls took on Cloughaneely at home in horrific conditions. Dungloe put the weather to the back of their minds to take the lead early on with 2 fine goals and a number of excellent points through some excellent runs and playing of the ball. A much slower second half saw Dungloe fall behind and eventually lose by 2 points. Final score Dungloe 2-5 Cloughaneely 3-4.The U12 girls took on Glenswilly in a very low scoring match with an excellent display of football. The teams went in at 0-1 a piece at half time. Glenswilly broke the deadlock in the second half and came away with a win on a score line of Dungloe 0-1 Glenswilly 1-2.U14 hurling leagueDungloe/ Gweedore 3.8 Carndonagh 1.1We edge closer to making the “A” section with a good win over Carndonagh in Carndonagh. Dungloe backs were on top and good ball to the forwards with improved forward play saw good scores from 6 different players. James Hartnett scored a cracking goal with other goals from Dillon Dwyer and Martin Mannion and then Owen de Burca, Michael mc Nulty, Daithi Roberts, Michael Green and James Hartnett getting some lovely points from play. The team was Jaimi Doherty. Aidan Breanna, Gavin Mc Cole, Eamonn mcGarvey, Lochlainn O Dea, Noah Boyle, Brendan Boyle, James Hartnett, Odhran Mcgonagle, Eoin de Burca, Daithi Roberts, Martin Mannion. Philip Rodgers, Dillon Dwyer and Michael McNulty. Subs used, Joe Doyle and Michael Greene.Next game at home at 6.30 v Setanta on Thursday 7th May.Donegal hurling development squad:The U14 hurlers beat Antrim and Tyrone with Odhran Mcgonagle, James Hartnett, Brendan Boyle and Martin Mannion all playing. The U15 team beat Antrim and down with Thomas Hartnett and David Hanlon playing.The u16 team beat down and lost to Derry with Padraig Sweeney playing.Well done to all the Dungloe lads and the other members of the Donegal team.Congrats to Philip Noble on being selected on the Donegal Cumann Na mbunscoil Donegal selection who played Tyrone at half time in the Nicky Rackard match between Donegal and Tyrone last Saturday.GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE RESERVES DELIVER SUPERB PERFORMANCE OVER NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgThey were decking the halls with holly when the Letterkenny I.T. Student Services Department held a Christmas Gift Fair at the Multi Purpose Centre at the college yesterday.The venue was decorated by staff and Christmas stock courtesy of Dunnes Stores, Forte Road, Letterkenny.The idea of the Fair as specifically to raise funds for under privileged students, many with young families, who find that Christmas has become a demanding time for the basic needs of fuel, shelter and basic requirements fro the children. The Fair organisers were in contact with many of the Donegal Craft Fair Group who either attended the event or recommended other traders to show their various treats and creations, which ranged from hats and scarves, to honey, apple jelly, chutneys and greeting cards, gift labels, jewellery and fashion accessories.A modest €1 student admission (€2 staff), was the entry, which entitled all those who attended to be included in a free draw.The draw was categorised into ten separate lots, such was the good will on offer from the traders in attendance, as the gifts that became available far exceeded the estimates of the organisers.The funds raised will be made available to those most in need by the Chaplaincy Office, at Letterkenny I.T. , all of which will be distributed for Christmas in voucher form to all those considered, within the student body, to be in need at this time. Thanks to Fiona Kelly, Paddy Gallagher and Fr. John Boyce for their efforts along with Student Union members Aoife Mangan, Mark Sweeney and David Heraty and student assistants. ROCKING AROUND THE LYIT – IT’S A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY! was last modified: December 7th, 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:CHRISTMAS FAIRLYITlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal County Councillor says he is concerned about the condition of one of the county’s leading tourist attractions.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigCllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has now written to Coillte about the condition of certain aspects of Ards Forest Park.He said “Local people raised their concerns about the Forest Park with me recently so I visited to have a look for myself,” he said. “I was concerned that there appears to be a general lack of maintenance in a number of areas. The entrance gate and Woodway walk in particular are in need of repair and upgrade, but there is a more pressing concern with the Rhododendron problem in the park.”He said the problem is now so severe that it is regarded as an imminent threat to the diverse range of flora and fauna in the park as well as the associated wildlife.“The Rhododendron now covers a large area of the ground and is choking the smaller plants and could also threaten the semi-natural woodland comprising trees such as oak, ash and birchas it can kill off or prevent natural regeneration occurring.”Ards Forest Park is widely used and appreciated by local people and attracts thousands of visitors each year. “It is a hugely important natural resource which deserves to be looked after properly. I have asked Coillte to investigate the concerns I have highlighted and to advise me what action they will take to address the problems.” WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT AT ARDS FOREST PARK, CLAIMS COUNTY COUNCILLOR was last modified: August 18th, 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) Tags:Ards Forest ParkDonegal County Councilthreatlast_img read more