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Sharapova closes out Cirstea to advance at US Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ But she improved to 21-0 in night matches at the tournament — recovering from a break down in the second set to finish it off in straight sets after the clock had ticked past midnight.“You’ve got to be crazy to be here after midnight,” she said, giving the fans who stayed a nod of appreciation.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’Sharapova could have worked even later, but with Cirstea two points from forcing a third set Sharapova clawed back a break, and broke again in the final game to seal the win.“There’s a saying we use a lot: It’s not how you start it’s how you finish,” she said. Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves to Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Maria Sharapova thwarted a second-set comeback bid by Sorana Cirstea, beating the Romanian 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.Sharapova, the 2006 champion at Flushing Meadows, coughed up 10 double faults as she got off to a slow start on Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT PH’s Rogen Landon advances to Asian Games boxing final The five-time Grand Slam winner booked a meeting with former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 winner over American Taylor Townsend.“It only gets tougher from here,” said Sharapova, the 22nd seed. “Being seeded in the 20s you know you’re going to get tough draws. You know you’re going to play Grand Slam champions.“She’s a competitor, a great opponent. I look forward to it.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Dr. Kateh Breaks Ground for MRI Facility

first_imgThe medical director of the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Nimba and Chief Medical Officer of Liberia designate, Dr. Francis Kateh has disclosed the building of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) center to help enhance medical work at the hospital.MRI is a medical imaging technology used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in making diagnoses. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body.The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital compound in Tappita, Nimba County in connection with the dedication of the Legislative Guest House at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital.Dr. Kateh explained that all the equipment has been received and the building of the facility will be completed in six months while services of the MRI will begin in 7 to 8 months.He further explained that beginning September of 2016, the Jackson F. Doe Hospital will have a medical school.According to him, “There are doctors and associate professors, including those from Ethiopia at the hospital who have agreed to focus on ensuring that more heath practitioners are trained.”He said if Liberia was not in need of another medical school, “Ebola has taught us a lesson that more healthcare workers need to be trained beginning from the nursing area to the medical school and others.”Dr. Kateh emphasized that the doctors have continuously supported the idea of having a medical school and hoped that students interested will take advantage of the opportunity next year.   Discussing the challenges of the hospital, Dr. Kateh said the issue of accessibility to the hospital was a serious problem.  Ambulances going out for patients and coming in cause serious problems.“We are anticipating a paved road which will greatly help us to easily have patients coming for treatment. We sometimes take a longer time to bring patients to the hospital than necessary,” he said.Dr. Kateh added that he was pleased with the team and the level of teamwork taking place, describing it as his biggest achievement with the hospital.In his remarks, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, called on government officials to visit or go for treatment to the Jackson F. Doe Hospital which is providing quality health services so that money used for treatment in other countries can remain in Liberia.He said government officials should stop using poor excuses for traveling in the name of finding good healthcare services in other parts of the world.“Lewis Brown is a witness of getting good health service from this hospital and all of us must continue to take our treatment here and stop spending in other countries,” declared Minister Brown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Revealed! Top four longest winning streaks in English football in all competitions

first_img 3. Everton – Won 12 games in a row (all league) between 24 March and 13 October 1894. Click the arrow to see which legendary team is second! – Everton originally played at Anfield and won their first league title there in 1891, but a dispute with the landlord led the Toffees to move across Stanley Park (and to the founding of Liverpool FC). In 1894 it looked like Everton might claim their second title, winning their first eight games of the season, having won the last four of the previous campaign. But after beating Liverpool 3-0 at Goodison on 13 October, the run came to an end with a 4-3 defeat at Blackburn, and the Blues ended the season in second place, behind Sunderland. 6 2. Tottenham – Won 13 games in a row (all league) between 23 April and 1 October 1960. Click the arrow to find out which team is number one… – Spurs’ remarkable run began with a 3-1 win at Wolves and ended with a 4-0 win away to the same opposition. In between, they set a top flight record of 11 consecutive wins at the start of a league season, and by the end of the 1960/61 campaign had won the first League and FA Cup double since Aston Villa in 1897. Joint fourth: Aston Villa – Won 11 games in a row in all comps between 20 March and 18 September 1897 (9 league games and 2 FA Cup ties) – The 1896/97 season ended gloriously for Villa, as they wrapped up the league title with five consecutive wins, then won the double beating Liverpool in the FA Cup semis and Everton in the final (pictured above – not the best view!). They won four more league games at the start of the following season, but couldn’t keep it up and ended up sixth. Joint fourth: Man United – Won 11 games in a row in all comps between 17 August and 28 September 1985 (10 league games and one League Cup). Click the arrow to see which clubs can match or better United’s record! – After losing the 1985 Charity Shield to champions Everton, FA Cup holders Manchester United won their first 10 games of the league season, plus a League Cup tie away to Crystal Palace, to make it 11 wins in a row. There is contention surrounding this run, however, as the Red Devils were beaten 4-2 at home by Everton on 18 September in the short-lived ScreenSport Super Cup, a competition designed to make up for the loss of European games following the UEFA ban on English clubs after the Heysel Stadium disaster. The Super Cup is not considered a major trophy* and rarely features in official season results, so we have excluded it here. Sadly for United boss Ron Atkinson, the club’s great start to the season didn’t last and a year later he was sacked, replaced by some bloke named Alex Ferguson. Click the arrow above to see which clubs can boast better winning streaks than the Red Devils. 6 6 Real Madrid have won a Spanish record 19 consecutive games in all major competitions, but how do the best winning streaks by English top flight clubs compare?Take a look at the slideshow above to see which clubs can boast the most consecutive wins in all competitions (not just league games, for example).While the winning streaks listed above are certainly impressive, they fall short of the the official Guiness World Record for the most consecutive victories in all competitions.That honour is currently held by Brazilian club Coritiba, who won 24 matches in a row between 3 February and 5 May 2011.Coritiba’s games were played in the Paranaense State Championship (17 matches) and Brazilian Cup (seven), although it should be pointed out that Brazilian state championships vary in quality.Meanwhile, Madrid’s next five fixtures suggest Coritiba’s record is under serious threat, with the Galacticos travelling to struggling Almeria in La Liga for their next game.They will then face a probable two games at the Club World Cup in Morocco, most likely against Mexico’s Cruz Azul in the semi-final and Argentina’s San Lorenzo in the final.That is followed by a trip to Valencia in La Liga and, if they are still on a winning run, a Spanish Cup game most likely away to great rivals Atletico Madrid to tie the record. Tasty!*Please note, only English top flight games and major cup competitions have been included in these statistics. 6 6 6 Join fourth: Liverpool – Won 11 games in a row in all comps in 2006 (9 league games and 2 FA Cup ties) and 1989 (9 league and 2 FA Cup). Click the arrow to see which grand old English club can match this record run… – Liverpool have won 11 consecutive games in all competitions on two occasions, between 18 February and 11 April 1989 under the management of Kenny Dalglish, and between 15 March and 7 May 2006 with Rafael Benitez in charge. In 1989 the run put Liverpool back in the league title race, but was interrupted and overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster. 17 years later Benitez’s Liverpool surged into the Champions League places and into the FA Cup final off the back of their winning streak, which came to an end under happy circumstances, when the Reds drew 3-3 with West Ham in Cardiff, but won the cup on penalties. 1. Arsenal – Won 14 games in a row in all competitions (10 league games and four League Cup matches) between 12 September and 17 November 1987 – The Gunners began the 1987/88 season under the management of George Graham with a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool, but went on an incredible run of 14 consecutive wins in all competitions, going top of the table by mid-November. Unfortunately, Liverpool were in remarkable form too, and didn’t lose in their first 29 league games to streak away in first place. The Gunners, meanwhile, saw their winning run ended by a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton at the end of November. They did go on to reach the League Cup final (losing to Luton Town) and the next season ended an 18-year wait for the title. Arsenal also boast the record for most consecutive league wins in the top flight, having won 14 Premier League matches in a row between 10 February and 18 August 2002. The first 13 of those victories saw the Gunners clinch the 2001/02 title, while the 14th took them beyond Spurs’ top flight record for consecutive wins.last_img read more