Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with ‘$300 million’ windfall

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town “It’s also something that was very important for me, for the fans really.“They are my initials. They are mine. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever.”Federer insists that he has not had a full divorce from Nike — hence the US company’s shoes on the feet of the 20-time Grand Slam winner.“I don’t have a shoe deal. I’m looking forward to see what shoes I will be wearing in the near future.“For now, I will be wearing Nike. They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well. Ties are not broken there. I have deep roots with Nike.“I’ve had a great relationship over the last 20 years. But everything is open.”It may have been all change on the commercial front, but it was business as usual for Federer on court.The defending champion cruised past world number 57 Lajovic in just 79 minutes.It was the second successive year that Federer had knocked out the Serb at Wimbledon.“I’m very happy, I felt good from the start too which was nice and that was not the case last year against him. I remember I struggled early on a lot,” said Federer who hardly broke sweat in Monday’s 30-degree hothouse. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 “It was a really nice feeling. I always got the early break in each set and was able to bring it home.”After just 20 minutes to complete the first set, Federer went on to fire 35 winners past Lajovic, breaking serve five times, setting up a second round encounter against either Lukas Lacko of Slovakia or French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His deal has been widely estimated to be worth $300 million over 10 years, compared to the $10 million he was reportedly making each year from US heavyweights Nike.Curiously, he was still wearing Nike shoes for his 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic on Center Court on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReluctant to discuss figures, Federer is now in a league of his own when it comes to career earnings.Forbes recently ranked him as raking in around $77 million last year alone in endorsements and prize money. World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America According to Forbes, only basketball superstar LeBron James and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo are in the same earnings bracket.“I was excited to wear Uniqlo today. I must tell you, it’s been a long time coming,” said Federer.For the moment, Nike retains the rights to Federer’s iconic ‘RF’ logo but the Swiss star anticipates ownership of that too in good time.“The RF logo is with Nike, but it will come to me at some point,” he added.“I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ View comments Roger Federer of Switzerland wears a pair of Nike in the 2017 US Open. The 36-year-old eight-time Wimbledon champion has penned a contract with Japanese giants Uniqlo, virtually severing a two-decade association with Nike in the process. AFP FILELONDON, United Kingdom – Roger Federer boosted his bank balance by a reported $300 million on Monday, marking his 20th straight Wimbledon appearance with a new clothing deal.The 36-year-old eight-time Wimbledon champion penned a contract with Japanese giants Uniqlo, virtually severing a two-decade association with Nike in the process.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Inmate Found Dead in Monrovia Central Prison

first_imgCredible information reaching the Daily Observer has it that the Liberia National Police (LNP) is investigating an apparent suicide at the Monrovia Central Prison, after a man accused of armed robbery was found dead last Thursday, June 5.Augustine Kollie, no known permanent address, was allegedly discovered dead at the notorious Block ‘D’ cell on Wednesday, June 4,  days before he was to be arraigned in Criminal Court ‘D,’ according to a source.Kollie has been held indefinitely without trial at the Central Prison.The source further hinted to the Observer that Kollie was discovered dead in his orange jump suit, standard prison attire.“Detailed evidence found in Kollie’s cell is yet to be released as investigation continues,” the source said.He was facing the charge of second-degree robbery, a crime that could have led to felony conviction with “significant jail time,” the source claimed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fighting The Odds

first_imgSeldom when the darkest hours stump inHardly the trouble heart got time to beatRarely will the lips utter words of assuranceDeep inside the battle with that rising frightOf situations that cannot even be understoodNot so easily will freedom rings at thy doorsThe other side no guarantee of safety thereinStanding at a threshold of doubts and dreadAstonish as the invisible power that surmountA courageous psyche must brave the stormsBe strong enough to stay ashore the turmoilWise to heave ahead of those piercing oddsIn times to come the battle no longer holdsFor every dreaded moment an end loomingShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Issues and Answers Monday Morning: New Hospital, Single Transferable Vote System

first_imgOn the Next Issues and Answers – Monday Morning right after the 9 AM News on Moose FM, we’ll talk to Tom Sparrow, the Project Director of the New Fort St. John Hospital… we’ll get an update on the project and how it is coming. Also, we’ve just finished a federal and a municicipal election… but a third is just around the corner… the Provincial Election in the spring will see another referendum on the Single Transferable Vote system – There is a big grassroots campaign going across the province to inform voters about the new system… and Shoni Field, an organizer with the STV campaign will be on the show to talk about the proposal. If you have a question, comment or show idea, send an email to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgCLG IORRAS WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.IORRAS GAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BINGO NO BINGO ST STEPHENS NIGHT THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER MATCH N WIN DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE AT FRIDAY NIGHTS BINGO THE 27TH. Club Iorras Christmas Draw 2013: €100-Sean McDaid, Shandrum. €100-Michael Farren, Ballyliffin/Letterkenny. €100-John Joe & Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo. €50-Mary & Patsy Devlin, Annaugh. €50-Paul Friel, Dunaff/Boston. €50-Jim Kelly, Dunaff. €50-Colm Toland, Fahan.CLG Iorras wish to thank all members of Club Iorras for your support in 2013. Match “N” Win December 19th: No jackpot winner: numbers drawn: 9, 17, 21 & 22. €15 winners: Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh. Mary Gallagher, Tervoil, Carndonagh. Josephine Diver, Tullagh. John Canny, Dunaff. Kathleen Comiskey, Urrismana. Jackpot next week €660.As there is No Club Bingo on St Stephen’s Night lotto draw will take place at Bingo on Friday Night in Clonmany Hall.CLG IORRAS/URRIS GAA wish to thank all who support our weekly Lotto.DUCK RACE – Don’t forget to buy your duck for the St. Stephen’s Day Duck Race at 1.00pm In Binion at Binion Bridge Clonmany. At recession busting price of only €5 there is sure to be a big field once again for what is one of the most contested races of the year.Prizes for the first three ducks home, last duck home and the best dressed duck. Ducks can be purchased from Alan Friel on 0879029672 or Adrian Doherty on 0879810304.Tickets are now on sale for our annual Dinner Dance in the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel on Friday 10th January 2014. Our Big Development Draw will also take place on the night. Tickets are €20 and can be purchased from any club member. (maybe looking for that Christmas present idea!!!). More details to follow in coming weeks…….The New Club House is looking superb as you will agree, when fully complete it will be a huge asset to our Parish for generations to come. We are in the final run in on our Fund Raising draw (4 weeks to go at until annual Presentation Dance, Friday 10th January 2014) and our Buy a Block initiative. A Sincere Thanks to all in Clonmany Parish, our Neighbouring Parishes and Gaels overseas for the great reception to our ticket sellers to date and to all who have purchased a Block. A lot of ground covered but much more to do!! We would like to appeal to all club Members etc home or abroad that can help in any way in this final run in to contact John J Friel or any Club Member. If anyone can help out a night selling tickets, your support would be greatly appreciated.IORRAS GAA CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW – Tickets on sale at €5 a ticket or 3 tickets for €10 great prizes to be won, contact any Club Member In Your Area To Get Your Ticket.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets and new training top and club top now available something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707.FACEBOOK – Find us on Facebook CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all the latest Fixtures Results and Training plus lots of other links and news. Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS – DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE URRIS DUCK RACE! was last modified: December 23rd, 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgATHLETICS: Donegal athletics is on the rise. As we get more coaches qualified and better equipment and infrastructure at club level this has only increased the desire of our younger athletes to want to represent their country. For our senior athletes to try and keep ahead of the chasing pack which in turn leads to our County records changing on a yearly basis.We have had someone from Donegal at every international competition this year should it have been competing or managing a team which is a great testament to our county. This year we have 8 new County records which are as followsBRENDAN BOYCE; Brendan went to the Worlds and got two new Pb’s this year with the walks in the 10000M (41.16.25) and the 50 km (3hr48min55sec)JOHN KELLY; John had another great season with the shot and his new County record now stands at 15.97m.DEMPSEY Mc GUIGAN; Dempsey has went from strength to strength and has thrown the hammer out to 66.90M JANINE BOYLE; Janine had a great season and her new County record of 11.92 Secs for the 100M puts her among the best in the country.KATE Mc GOWAN; Kate has been knocking on the door for the last couple of years and it shows that hard work and dedication pays off and her new 400M Hurdle record is 60.67 Secs.MARY Mc LOONE; Mary showed again what a fine athlete she is with her new Triple Jump record of 12.81M in Bilbao earlier on this year.NAOIMH Mc GRANAGHAN; Naoimh got her new Hammer record of 38.37M at the national League this year.So once again plenty of new records and to put it in perspective over the last 3 years there has been 23 new County records and with our younger athletes competing near and far hopefully we will see a lot more. ATHLETICS: EIGHT NEW COUNTY RECORDS SET THIS SEASON was last modified: October 13th, 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:athleticsSportlast_img read more

Southampton boss Mark Hughes concedes he may need to make changes

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “Frustration is the emotion we are feeling,” said Hughes.“We came here with good intent. We have had better possession stats, better shots on target stats but the only one which counts is 2-0 at the top of the page.“We are disappointed with the manner of the goals, they clearly could have been avoided.“We were fully engaged against a good Wolves side. We have to be more dynamic in both boxes, we need that little bit of luck.“You can stick with it for so long but at some point you have to make a change to stimulate the group.” predicted latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Southampton boss Mark Hughes has insisted he may begin to make dramatic changes to his team after another defeat.The Saints lost 2-0 to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, despite having a decent share of the ball and the chances at Molineux. changes gameday cracker tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Premier League news revealed Southampton manager Mark Hughes looks glum. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings REVEALED 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? silverware Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

€38.9 million Euromillions ticket sold in Ireland – could it be you?

first_imgOne lucky Irish EuroMillions player is in for an unbelievable start to the New Year when they scan that lucky ticket.A ticket bought in Ireland has won tonight’s mega EuroMillions jackpot of a life-changing €38.9 million.A National Lottery spokesperson has appealed to players to check their numbers to see if they are the holder of the golden ticket worth a cool €38,906,715. The winning numbers are: 04,08,22,23,48.The lucky stars were 01 and 12.As of yet, the National Lottery has not revealed where exactly in Ireland the ticket was sold.This is the third EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland this year and the 12th since EuroMillions began in 2004. The spokesperson said: “This is fantastic news! What a great way for a player to end the year and start the new. This has been an amazing year for our EuroMillions players with three Jackpot wins and 31 EuroMillion Plus wins of €500,000 each.”“We are urging all our players to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky winner or winners. At this stage we don’t know if it’s a single winner or a syndicate.”She added: “We advise anybody who has this ticket to keep it safe until they can get into the National Lottery office next week to make their claim. This is a valuable piece of paper. We are open after the New Years break on Tuesday.”€38.9 million Euromillions ticket sold in Ireland – could it be you? was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:euromillionsjackpotTicketwinning numberslast_img read more

Discussions Increase About Science and Religion

first_imgCary McMullen, writing for the Lakeland Ledger (Florida), has listed some recent developments indicating that more and more scientists and theologians are becoming interested in the relationship between science and religion.  His list spans a spectrum from atheistic opinions of Stephen Weinberg to neo-orthodox views of Fuller Seminary, with a variety of voices and views in between: the United Methodist Church, John Polkinghorne, the Templeton Foundation, bioethics, spirituality and health, Consilience, and the Intelligent Design movement, which McMullen calls “one of the more controversial approaches to science and religion.”  He also reviews the history of thought on science and religion, polls of scientists, and whether there is any overlap between the two domains.Few are the representatives on the list who regard the Word of God as authoritative.  Most of the opinions expressed are just that: opinions.  Liberal scholars and scientists have lots of opinions, but are there any, especially among those calling themselves Christians, willing to affirm that the Word of God is the final authority, even over science?  Without that anchor, the fogginess of talk about “spirituality” could leave people in the dark as much as any materialistic religion.    It is simplistic to treat science and religion as separate realms (this was Stephen Jay Gould’s final campaign), because the Bible, and most religions for that matter, deal with natural phenomena, and science frequently makes philosophical and religious assumptions about origins and destiny.  The battle in the 18th century was really not about natural selection or evolution specifically, but about whether philosophical naturalism had sole authority to explicate the creation myths of the culture.    For naturalism to usurp science, it had to invade the unseen past and future with imagination instead of observation.  The strategy that enabled Darwin’s defenders to take over a scientific enterprise that had largely been under theological dominion was to elevate naturalistic storytellers to the ranks of scientists.  This was illustrated in the contest between Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley in the 1860s.  Science used to be about proving things and demonstrating things.  One of Richard Owen’s first criticisms of Charles Darwin’s book was about this very point.  As a leading scientist in Britain in 1859 and a very religious man, Owen was not interested in what Charlie believed or thought had happened in the history of life, but what he could prove.  With the help of agenda-driven insurgents like Huxley, Lyell, Hooker and Asa Gray, (Janet Browne dubs them the “Four Musketeers”*), Charlie’s Just-So Storytelling Club gained the ascendancy, and science has been stuck supporting a welfare state ever since (12/22/2003).  Huxley, out of a personal anger at God for allowing the death of his son, was on a personal crusade to rid all science of consideration of God, and even startled Darwin with his brashness telling everyone, even working men, that they were evolved monkeys.  Huxley worked like a political revolutionary, not an impartial scientist.  He had an agenda.  He wanted empire: unsatisfied with natural phenomena that were testable, observable and repeatable, he worked fervently on a hostile takeover of the origins and destiny business.    Think beyond the collapse of the Darwinian regime, which appears inevitable.  Will it be replaced by something better?  Probably not, as long as humans refuse to acknowledge the authority of their Creator.  That’s been the basic human sin since Eden.  If the scientific just-so storytellers ever get shamed out of science, what we don’t need, any more than another brand of cigarettes, is another group of storytellers from the religious side.  Liberal theologians and spiritual leaders have lots of opinions, but who cares what they believe or think is true, if they cannot prove it?    This leads directly to the question, what is the source of ultimate authority?  We learned it is not Aristotle, but neither is it any other mortal, including a scientist.  If science returns to its empirical roots and gets out of the spheres of origins, destiny and ultimate meaning, that question may well prove to be the intellectual battle of the 21st century.  Unfortunately, Bible believers may find it more difficult to debate liberal theologians than materialistic scientists on this point.  At least materialistic scientists claimed to respect objective truth and logic.  But liberal theologians tend to become hypnotized on spirituality or their own imaginations rather submitting to the authority of the Word of God.  Getting them to prove their opinions, rather than tell religious just-so stories, will be like trying to nail jello to the wall.  Creationists might get nostalgic for the good old days.Suggested reading:  Jer. 9:23-24, Rom. 3:4, and I Cor. 1:18-2:16.*Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton, 2002, ch. 4).(Visited 11 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Women’s empowerment ‘key to stopping violence’

first_img26 November 2014Only a radical shift in approaches to end gender violence will bring about change, says Gender Links, a South African based non-governmental organisation that promotes gender equality across the 15 countries in southern Africa.Under the banner, “Peace begins at home: End violence! Empower women!”, the organisation is calling for change as part of South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which was launched by the government on 25 November.“Gender violence is a symptom of a much deeper malaise – the gender inequality that pervades every aspect of our lives,” says Colleen Lowe Morna, the chief executive of Gender Links. “We cannot talk about ending violence without talking about women’s political, economic and social empowerment.”Gender Links plans to begin its campaign with breakfast meetings in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana to profile the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors of gender violence who have received entrepreneurship training and are “taking charge” of their lives. Representatives of government, civil society and the business community will attend.“For many years we listened to survivors of gender violence tell their stories, what we call the ‘I stories’,” Lowe Morna says. “We realised that in almost every instance women [went] back into abusive relationships because they [had] no options. Economic empowerment and independence does not necessarily mean an end to violence, but it is a key pre-condition.”Violence in numbersAccording to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca), the incidence of violence against women in some African countries may be up to five times that of some developed economies. It is estimated that reported acts of violence cost between 1% and 12% of gross domestic product; the monthly cost of violence against women is 20 times that of average medical expenditure for a household.Speaking at the African Beijing Plus Twenty Review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 19 November, Uneca executive secretary Carlos Lopes noted that despite growth of more than 5% over the last decade, Africa “has not been capable of propelling strong transformation of its economic realities.“Without jobs, inclusion, and social distribution the good news is limited. We cannot build dynamic African countries if women and girls, who form the majority of the population, remain marginalised or excluded.”Lopes announced the Continent-Wide Initiative for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, covering economic empowerment, women’s human rights and the social sector.Gender Links has highlighted the fact that next year’s review of the Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995 coincides with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals – goal five of which concerns gender equality. It has a strong emphasis on ending violence in the broader context of women’s political, social and economic empowerment.Behind closed doorsThe NGO’s Gender-Based Violence Indicators studies show that the most violence takes place behind closed doors, perpetrated by family members and intimate partners. They highlight the importance of peace in the home and the need for women to be safe in private and public spheres.It found high levels of gender-based violence in all six countries surveyed. The highest incidence was in Zambia: 89% of women in Zambia’s four districts of Kasama, Kitwe, Mansa and Mazabuka had experienced violence in their lifetimes.In addition, 86% of women in Lesotho, 68% of women in Zimbabwe, 67% of women in Botswana, 50% of women in the South Africa provinces studied and 24% of women in Mauritius had also experienced gender-based violence. More women reported experiencing violence than men admitted to perpetrating violence in all six countries.Gender-based violence within intimate partnerships was the most predominant form of violence experienced by women in the six countries. This ranged from 90% in the Zambian districts surveyed to 23% in Mauritius.Though not yet fully recognised as a crime, marital rape is pervasive and contributes to the HIV and Aids pandemicOther types of violence that remain underreported include sexual harassment and human trafficking. Homophobia and transphobia also fuels gender-violence directed at people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities; the call includes an end to violence against anybody and a full respect of all human rights.Government responsesDespite the high level of violence, Gender Links says that governments’ negligible expenditure on prevention and their insufficient gender budgeting hinder implementation of legislation as well as action plans to tackle gender-based violence.“There is an urgent need to establish gender-based violence baselines in all Southern African Development Community [SADC] countries and strengthen integrated, costed planning frameworks for ending it,” it says.“A commitment to 365 days of no gender violence is crucial if we are to ever totally eradicate gender-based violence and achieve gender equality. The 2015 SADC Gender Protocol deadline to halve gender-based violence is a matter of months away.“Sadly, the SADC region will not meet this target. However, with an unwavering attitude of zero tolerance we can strengthen the targets and goals in the post-2015 agenda to ensure this mark is not missed again in 2030.”In its campaign, Gender Links is broadening the theme and placing special emphasis on economic empowerment as key to addressing gender violence. It has contributed to changing the lives of over 1 000 women since 2013, with the roll out of its Entrepreneurship Training Programme for survivors from five southern African countries.The programme is based on the belief that to achieve gender equality, women’s economic status must be improved.“One of the biggest challenges in achieving gender equality is gender-based violence, and economically disempowered women are less able to escape this abuse. The aim of the programme is to economically empower women, helping to increase their self- confidence, agency and independence.”Throughout 16 Days, Gender Links and its partners will host events across the region, including workshops, training, protest marches, and online cyber dialogues and Google hangout sessions.SAinfo reporter and Gender Linkslast_img read more