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Australian Open: A lookahead to Sunday, recap of Saturday

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick glance at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Local hope Nick Kyrgios and third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov meet for the second time this year, this time with more on the line. Kyrgios beat Dimitrov in three sets in the Brisbane International semifinals two weeks ago, then went on to take the title. Dimitrov had beaten the Australian in their two previous meetings, including in straight sets on hard courts at Cincinnati last year. Kyrgios defeated Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the third round and was mostly well-behaved, a far cry from some of the antics he has pulled in the past, including a suspension in October 2016 for not trying during a match in Shanghai, and a heavily-criticized on-court exchange with Stan Wawrinka in 2015. Kyrgios said he's doing nothing special to change his image: "It's not something I wake up and I'm like, 'Look, today I'm going to try to change the perception'. Nothing has changed. I've always been emotional." Dimitrov said he won't get caught up in the moment, or the expected parochial crowd cheering on Kyrgios' attempt to become the first Australian man since 1976 (Mark Edmondson) to win the Australian title. "I've played against the local, so to speak, all that," Dimitrov said. "That's part of the game." Kyrgios pulled out of his doubles pairing with Matt Reid on Friday to save himself for the Dimitrov match. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Diego Schwartman in another fourth-round match. In women's fourth-round matches, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki plays Magdalena Rybarikova. Wozniacki needed to win the last six games of her second-round match against Jana Fett to stay in the tournament, and says she's playing with "house money." Another fourth-round match has fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina playing Denisa Allertova, a Czech qualifier who has not dropped a set in any of her main-draw matches. __ By AP Sports Writer Dennis Passa. ___ SUNDAY FORECAST Partly cloudy, high of 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit) SATURDAY'S WEATHER Mostly sunny, high of 24 C (75 F) SATURDAY'S RESULTS Men's Third Round: No. 2 Roger Federer beat No. 29 Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; Chung Hyeon beat No. 4 Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0; No. 5 Dominic Thiem beat No. 26 Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2, 7-5; No. 14 Novak Djokovic beat No. 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 6-3, 6-3; No. 19 Tomas Berdych beat No. 12 Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; No. 25 Fabio Fognini beat Julien Benneteau 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Women's Third Round: No. 1 Simona Halep beat Lauren Davis 4-6, 6-4, 15-13; No. 6 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 29 Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 7-5; No. 8 Caroline Garcia beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. No. 17 Madison Keys beat Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4; Naomi Osaka beat No. 18 Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2; No. 20 Barbora Strycova beat Bernarda Pera 6-2, 6-2; No. 21 Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3; Hsieh Su-wei beat No. 26 Agniezska Radwanska 6-2, 7-5. STAT OF THE DAY 2:22: time in hours and minutes of the third set of the Halep-Davis match (3 hours, 45 minutes for the match). QUOTE OF THE DAY "I'm almost dead" — Halep after her win. _____ More AP coverage: www.apnews.com/tag/AustralianOpen.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2018Related News

Councilor wants long-term solution to Jaro plaza woes

AN EXASPERATED Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi asked stakeholders in the city government and Jaro district to once and for all solve the perennial problem on the proper of the plaza during the Candelaria fiesta. “Gina-propose ko nga pungkuan namon (ang problema). Every year gatuhaw ina. So subong pa lang pagkatapos sng pyesta ng […] The post Councilor wants long-term solution to Jaro plaza woes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2018Related News

‘Don’t delay internment, issue death certificate’

HOSPITALS in Iloilo City were asked to issue death certificates even if the surviving kin of the deceased have yet to pay their bills. Councilor R Leone Gerochi said he received complaints that some hospitals refused to issue death certificates unless the kin settles or pay the hospital bills. But the Department of Health (DOH) […] The post ‘Don’t delay internment, issue death certificate’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player. The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 agreed to last May by outfielder Bryce Harper and Washington. Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, got a $6 million raise after rebounding from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 homers and 78 RBIs in 113 games. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training. Donaldson was coming off a $28.65 million, two-year deal. He is eligible for free agency after this season. Toronto also agreed Friday to one-year deals with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera ($1.9 million) and left-hander Aaron Loup ($1,812,500). Carrera earned $1,162,500 last season, when the 30-year-old Venezuelan played every outfield spot and batted .282 with eight homers and 20 RBIs in a career-high 131 games for the Blue Jays — 91 of those in left field. Toronto's other arbitration eligible players are right-handers Dominic Leone, Roberto Osuna, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman, outfielder Kevin Pillar and second baseman Devon Travis......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2018Related News

Foot-in-mouth disease

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III should take the opportunity to make a stronger and more viable stand on issues hounding Panay Electric Co. like the alleged erroneous overbilling. That opportunity came with the adoption of a report from the City Council’s committee on public utilities chaired by Councilor R Leone Gerochi. With the inclusion […] The post Foot-in-mouth disease appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 11th, 2018Related News

Beyoncé, Eminem topbill Coachella 2018

Big names such as Eminem, The Weeknd and Beyonc are set to tune up the stage as headliners for Coachella 2018. The popular music and arts festival revealed the complete lineup on Wednesday that also includes rapper Cardi B, Kygo, Migos, Miguel and retro band Chic featuring legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers, among others. All three headliners will play twice on two weekends in April in the Empire Polo Club in sunny California. Beyonc was set to play last year but gave up her slot to focus on her pregnancy with twins. Taking her spot was fellow pop star Lady Gaga. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar also played in the 2017 lineup. Other musicians such as Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Pe...Keep on reading: Beyoncé, Eminem topbill Coachella 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 3rd, 2018Related News

Why the world is even more curious of Guam after nuclear threats

  It takes a mere two-hour drive to go around the entire island of Guam. This charming little island in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean covers an area of 544 square kilometers---that's 153 sq km smaller than Singapore. But, as any Guamanian or Chamorro would say, it's never about the size. For this diminutive US territory, unfazed by the nuclear threats of North Korea's dictator only a few months back, has remained sunny as ever, attracting tourists not just for its sea, surf and sand, but for an immersion of sorts with the Chamorro culture---its crew of proud, indigenous people---and shopping, lots and lots of shopping. Guam, after all, is a tax-free destination. ...Keep on reading: Why the world is even more curious of Guam after nuclear threats.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 30th, 2017Related News

Does Christmas come only in December? THE SUNNY PHILOSOPHER by Salvador D. Flor, Ph.D.

Does Christmas come only in December? THE SUNNY PHILOSOPHER by Salvador D. Flor, Ph.D......»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsDec 21st, 2017Related News

Power consumers’ forum launched

CONSUMERS of Panay Electric Company (PECO) now have another venue to air their complaints and concerns – a regular weekly forum set every Friday. This, as PECO management and father-and-son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi agreed to hold the forum. Councilor Gerochi said the forum aims to shorten the usual process […] The post Power consumers’ forum launched appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 18th, 2017Related News

Cortes town in Surigao del Sur has country’s cleanest coastline

It’s a sunny morning in the fishing village of Burgos, and the narrow banca is gliding past a maze of fish corrals towards a guardhouse in the middle of lush beds of seagrass. Colored flags flutter in the cool breeze, marking the boundary of the marine sanctuary. In the depths of the clear waters are […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2017Related News

Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers

CONSUMER rights advocates recently established a cooperative to empower and protect electricity consumers in Iloilo City. Father and son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi and other advocates put up the Iloilo City Electricity Consumers Cooperative as an initial step to empower and protect power consumers who are solely dependent to Panay […] The post Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2017Related News

2 slain in ambush in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 Dec) – Two motorists headed to a village in Matalam, North Cotabato to attend a patronal fiesta were killed and another was wounded when shot by still unidentified suspects on Friday, a police official said. Chief Insp. Sunny Leoncito, Matalam police chief, hinted that the perpetrators were after the motorcycle as […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2017Related News

Kap suspended for unliquidated funds

VILLAGE CHIEF   Efren Gimeo of Jalandoni Estate, Iloilo City was suspended for six months for grave misconduct. The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Iloilo City ordered the suspension during its regular session on Dec 5, 2017. The decision was based on the recommendation of an ad hoc committee which heard Gimeo’s case. Councilor R Leone Gerochi, […] The post Kap suspended for unliquidated funds appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2017Related News

Power supplier faces franchise loss

ILOILO CITY---The city's lone power supplier faces the loss of its franchise to operate amid protests from consumer groups and the city council over allegedly poor services, erroneous billing and overpricing.   A resolution passed by the council expressed opposition to the franchise extension for Panay Electric Co. (Peco), which has been the lone electricity supplier in the city for decades.   The resolution, authored by Councilor R Leone Gerochi, cited consumer complaints over Peco services.   It came after the filing by Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo of House Bill No. 6023 in July seeking to extend Peco's franchise for another 25 years.   ...Keep on reading: Power supplier faces franchise loss.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2017Related News

Ex-city councilor poised for comeback

MEMBERS of Iloilo City Council want their former colleague Lyndon Acap to fill in the vacancy left by former councilor now Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon. During their regular session on Nov 28, 2017, the councilors unanimously voted in favor of the resolution sponsored by Councilor R Leone Gerochi endorsing Acap as Ganzon’s replacement. Gerochi said […] The post Ex-city councilor poised for comeback appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2017Related News

Trump calls for crushing terrorists with military means

JUPITER, Florida --- President Donald Trump denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means -- and insisting the US needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts. "Need the WALL, need the BAN!" Trump tweeted Friday before calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. "God bless the people of Egypt." The attack's aftermath played out as Trump mixed work and play in sunny Florida, golfing -- quickly, he claimed -- with pros Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, speaking with foreign leaders and tweeting briskly. Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bef...Keep on reading: Trump calls for crushing terrorists with military means.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 25th, 2017Related News

Potatoes in Paradise

POTATOES USA, the marketing organization of American potato growers, hosted the fifth “Potato Safari” from Nov. 6-9, and partnered with three restaurants in Boracay — Ambassador in Paradise, Sunny Side Café, and Little Wave — to show off what can be done with potatoes. The island restaurants each prepared five-course meals which are outside their […] The post Potatoes in Paradise appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2017Related News

From Under This Hat: Violet is blue

At the International Association of Women in Broadcast and Television 37th Biennial Assembly last week in Quezon City, I met a vibrant and warm people of the women broadcast community from all over the world. It also was where places in Africa as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone became real for me; not just a news clip on TV news or video documents, but somebody in front and a solid living community representative and a woman......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2017Related News

Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp.

BAD weather has hampered the clean-up of an oil spill in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, where 2.5 hectares of rice land and a hectare of grass land were affected, according to an official of the power plant where the leak came from. “The weather in Calapan has been erratic. We’ve experienced heavy rains and sunny [...] The post Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp. appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 11th, 2017Related News

SP okays appointment of three city hall execs

THE Iloilo City Council confirmed on Nov 7, 2017 the appointment of three executive officials of the city government – City Administrator Hernando Galvez, City Legal Officer Lorna Laurea, and City Social Welfare Officer Gene Garingalao. In three separate resolutions, Councilor R Leone Gerochi recommended the confirmation of the three officials to avoid “vacuum” in […] The post SP okays appointment of three city hall execs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2017Related News