World No.1 Simona Halep fit and rested after ‘scary’ back injury

first_imgHalep has a bye in the first round at Sydney.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It was very scary because it was below the back, so it’s always dangerous. But I had treatment at home, I rested for about six weeks and I did nothing, just exercises for the back,” she told reporters ahead of the Sydney International this week.“I didn’t have pain while I was practising this period, off-season. So now I feel confident and it’s okay. But I need to see during the official match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I feel relaxed, I feel rested, I feel healthy with the back. But as I said, I didn’t play a match yet so I don’t know for sure how it’s going to be.”The early finish to 2018 was a disappointing end to a spectacular season, which saw the 27-year-old secure the year-end number one ranking for the second year running. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cameron Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title She got off to a stellar start, reaching the Australian Open final and went on to win the Shenzhen Open, the Rogers Cup and her debut Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.But it was also a year in which she split with Australian coach Darren Cahill, who is taking a break to spend time with his family.She is yet to replace him and doesn’t plan to do so for at least the next few months.“(Cahill) was a very big part of my career and I want to thank him for that. Together we won the Grand Slam that we always wished for,” she said.“It’s going to be tough. And it was tough, the off-season, without a coach, without Darren. But he decided this and I fully understood because family comes first always.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Simona Halep (R) of Romania gets medical treatment as she plays against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)World number one Simona Halep Sunday admitted a back injury that ended her 2018 season early was “very scary”, but she has recovered and is feeling fit heading into the new season.The Romanian hasn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in Singapore in October with a herniated disc, and said she did nothing for six weeks to get over it.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Disciplined Services cite political interference among grievances

first_img…as Opposition continues pre-election outreachAs General and Regional Elections draw closer, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has uncovered a litany of complaints among one of the most important branches of society, the Disciplined Services.The joint services in actionAccording to PPP Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali, he has been engaging with numerous men and women in uniform over the past month. What he discovered is disconcerting. Ali said that these professionals have come to him complaining bitterly about political interference and favouritism that have hampered their career advancementOther complaints, Ali said, included obsolete equipment, poor working conditions, limited support for their families, a work environment in which political directives are becoming more prevalent, poor salaries and benefits, lack of access to personal development, and limited community support and attention to welfare issues.“Securing our borders, fighting crime, keeping our homes and community safe requires a healthy mix between well trained and highly motivated manpower backed with the necessary equipment, tools and enabling environment that would foster higher level of performance leading to better results,” Ali said on Sunday.“In ensuring men and women in uniform are able to perform at the highest levels here are some of the initiatives the next PPP/C Government will pursue to enhance the welfare and wellbeing of our men and women in uniform and their families.”Among the things Ali promised another PPP Government would do for the Disciplined Services is to implement affordable housing and support in access to financing, as well as support to families and enhanced training and access to skills development.He also pledged that there would be a return to equitable career development and merit-based promotion without political interference, favouritism and bias, as well as access and support for university education.In terms of the work environment, Ali promised improved and enhanced working conditions, remuneration and benefits. He also noted that their policy directives would see to enhancing access to healthcare and support and reform to improve the effectiveness of the Force.Crucially, Ali is also adamant that the next PPP Government will reinstate the annual bonus that the Disciplined Services enjoyed before the allowance was scrapped by the current Government, with one Minister reportedly saying at a political rally that officers’ loyalty were bought by the across the board bonus.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has previously called on Government to reinstate the one-month tax-free bonus that was traditionally given to members of the Disciplined Services and for this to be further extended to all public service employees, including those working in the sugar belt.He has argued that fiscal space exists for the reintroduction of the one-month tax-free bonus previously offered to the Disciplined Services, namely the ranks of the Guyana Defense Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Prison Service. Among the measures he has touted is Government cutting back on millions in wasteful expenditure.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 11, 14, 24 and 28. There was 1 match 3 winner, the Ban Clan who gets €120 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,050 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Brenda Foy’s team. Next week sellers 20th of October are Rita Nolan’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Brid McGuinness. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,150 on 50 calls.Killybegs seniors played Fanad in the 2nd leg of the championship last Saturday evening in Fintra. The seniors drew the game again with the 3rd match on in Ballybofey on Wednesday night at 8pm. Results: Seniors 0-10 Fanad 1-07. The next monthly Bord Na nOg meeting will take place on Wednesday October 24th at 8:30pm (sharp)!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 9th, 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more