Back’s fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals

first_imgCarpio 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 Heat erase 5-point deficit in 34 seconds, stun Hornets Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer was struck down with back trouble last year when he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final of the Montreal Masters and subsequently withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters. But on the evidence of his form in the year’s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne, he looks back to his serving bestFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 36-year-old said the renewed freedom in his back was contributing to the improvement in his serving.“Just the back being fine again,” Federer said after beating Gasquet. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer says he is regaining the rhythm and consistency of his silky serve following his recovery from a back injury as he steps up the defense of his Australian Open title.The Swiss maestro moved into the last 16 with a commanding straight sets win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Saturday with his serving game a feature.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I think right now I’m fine again. Look, bad backs always come and go I think for all of us players.“You just have to deal with it as good as possible. You hope they don’t hit you at the wrong times, and that when it does hit you, you get over it very quickly.”Federer enters the second week of the Australian Open with a round of 16 encounter against erstwhile training partner, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “The problem is, when you have back issues, when you’re scared or you don’t have the confidence in your body.“It robs you by of say 20 or 30 percent of your capabilities maybe on that particular shot only, but it’s enough to make you almost half the player that you normally are.“Sometimes it takes time. When it hurts, it hurts. It’s just not point-for-point mentality because it’s difficult. Finally when you’re free again, you find better zones, more consistency.”Federer said serving consistency was a big thing in top-level tennis of fine margins between players.“Can you serve like this for five hours? That’s the goal. When you’re carrying an injury, clearly it’s tougher,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

LRC Certificates 36

first_imgThe Law Reform Commission (LRC) has awarded certificates to 36 persons who participated in a weeklong intensive training program in Legislative Drafting at the Capitol Building in Monrovia. LRC said the participants were drawn from various government ministries and agencies and were given theoretic and practical training in the course work.At the end of the training, LRC allowed the participants to benefit from a weeklong internship with the Legislature (Senate and House Legal and Drafting Offices), Governance Commission (GC) and LRC. Through the internship, The LRC exposed the participants to practical drafting using real documents. As a result of the training, one of the participants was awarded a contract at the Executive Mansion, and may be permanently assigned at the House when members of that body return from their agriculture break. In his keynote address, the Director-General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Oblayon Nyemah, urged the participants to make use of the knowledge they have acquired.‘’This is the first time in the history of our country that such a course has been entirely organized and offered by Liberian lawyers and legislative professionals. Pass on what you have learned because ‘knowledge shared is also knowledge gained,” said Mr. Nyemah.Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Madam Gladys K. Johnson, who is now the Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, encouraged the participants to apply what they have learned in the performance of their jobs. Justice Johnson admonished the newly certified legal drafters to draft laws in a manner and form that will reflect professionalism, love for country and discipline as laws drafted by them will not only benefit them, but generations to come. “You do not put your feelings into laws you draft. The intent of the law comes from the proponents of that law. Your work is to ensure that the laws you draft are unambiguous and simple, so simple that violations of those laws cannot be blamed on its wordings and constructs,” said Justice Johnson.Attorney Nadia S. Kamara, who spoke on behalf of the participants, pleaded with her colleagues to stick together and forge a bond that will eventually mature into “an association of enlightened and credible legal and legislative drafters.” “What we have started here today is indeed the beginning from which greater things will come. Let us hold together and see how we turn out to be,” said Kamara.Attending the program were The Co-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Worlea S. Dunah; Vice President for University of Liberia Relations, Norris Tweh; Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mildred Sayon; Ambassador Charles Minor of the Board of Tax Appeals; Professor of Law and Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, and Deputy Minister of Justice for Codification, Harriet Badio.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN IS DESPERATELY SEEKING HIS BRIDGET!

first_imgA Donegal man has sent out an SOS to find the woman of his dreams whom he only knows by her first name!Raphoe man Edmund is desperately seeking Bridget!Edmund Meehan had been searching for a local woman since meeting her in Lisdoonvarna a year ago.He only knew her as Bridget and that she’s from Limerick but insisted they got on so well that he couldn’t get her out of his head. The 49-year-old haulage contractor from Raphoe met Bridget in the Matchmaker bar in the famous Clare town.They got on famously but through no fault of his own things didn’t work out on the night.Edmund made a number of trips back but last week took the unusual step of telling his story to the Limerick Leader newspaper.He did get one call back from a ‘Bridget.’ “I got a lot of calls and texts after the story appeared. I did meet a Bridget from Limerick, but it wasn’t her,” he rued.“I was travelling down to Lisdoonvarna last weekend and she phoned me. We made arrangements to meet up.“I hung about with her, got her a drink and had bit of craic with her and her friend,” said Edmund.But he only has eyes for his Bridget and Edmund hasn’t give up hope yet.“Somebody was saying she might have emigrated because she was unemployed. I haven’t given up,” said Edmund. Indeed, his phone has been hopping since he bravely contacted the Leader last week.He was asked to appear on the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE 2fm on Wednesday morning.“I’ve got a great response to it. I’ve got a lot of calls and texts from girls. I’ve phoned them back and had the craic with them.“One lady rang me saying she had a daughter she wanted me to meet up with. We must have been on the phone for an hour,” said Edmund. He has kept in contact with them all and some are keen to meet up but he doesn’t know about that. The one girl that this all started with is still out there. He spotted her across the crowded pub and went up to talk to her.“She was in the middle of the bar near the dance floor. I went over to her, asked her to dance and she said yes.“We had four or five dances, stopped for a drink and then went dancing again. We were getting on like a house on fire, ” said Edmund.He learned her name, that she was unemployed, studying a computer course and from Limerick.“I really like her and we just clicked. I thought she was a lovely, amazing girl with character and dignity. It was so natural. “I invited her to come up to Donegal and she said she would, ” said Edmund.However, his friend got a “little enthusiastic”, said something to her and “his sense of humour can be very misplaced”.“It was taken out of context and I apologised to her, ” said Edmund.But it was to no avail and Bridget returned home to Limerick that night. He drove the seven hours down again the next weekend and searched “every inch of every bar” but to no avail.“She is about 30 years of age. She has black hair, slim, average height, pale complexion and very sincere, caring sensitive eyes,” he said.Edmund is still looking for Bridget and if she is out there, he’s on 086 9875366.DONEGAL MAN IS DESPERATELY SEEKING HIS BRIDGET! was last modified: October 4th, 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:BridgetEdmund MeehanLisdoonvarnaloveRaphoelast_img read more