Clinical Angelique Kerber powers into Australian Open 2nd round

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating Slovenia’s Polona Hercog against during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Second seed Angelique Kerber brushed past Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2 to power into the Australian Open second round Monday.The Wimbledon champion produced a clinical display to launch her campaign at Melbourne Park, where she won the title in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The gulf in class between Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam winner, and world number 92 Hercog was apparent as the German took an early break then rattled past her opponent in 72 minutes.Kerber maintained constant pressure to snuff out any challenge from Hercog, saying she felt energised returning to Rod Laver Arena, where she won her first major three years ago.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“Every time I walk on this court I have great memories and such a special feeling, I really enjoy playing here,” she said.Kerber reached the semi-finals at the season-opening Grand Slam last year, blowing two match points before losing 9-7 in a tense last set to world number one Simona Halep.center_img MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Rule of Thirds Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers She has played down expectations ahead of this year’s tournament but displayed strong form reaching the quarter-finals of this month’s Sydney International.She is also one of the few players with a proven record in Grand Slam deciders against Serena Williams, defeating her in the 2016 final at Melbourne Park and last year at Wimbledon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

$20M in tractors presented to local municipalities

first_imgThe Communities Ministry presented three tractors to local municipalities within various regions which were sourced for some $20 million to assist with effective sanitation management.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan (fifth from left) with recipients of the donation and employees of Genequip during the handing over ceremonyThe tractors, which were procured by General Equipment Guyana Limited (Genequip), included attachments and standard tool kits. Regional bodies that are expected to benefit include the Linden Town Council, the Lethem Town Council and the Aranaputa Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).Speaking to media operatives during the ceremony, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan emphasised on the role that the machinery would play in the sanitation management process at the various municipalities. He noted that on many occasions, local bodies have been faced with difficulties when carrying out their waste disposal duties. As such, the tractors in addition to the attachments will be able to provide relief.Additionally, the Managing Director of Genequip Renger Van Dijk highlighted some of the uses of the tractor including land clearing and preparation and transportation of bulk items.last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 leak shows off iPhone 7 Plus like dual camera setup

first_imgXiaomi’s Mi Note 2, which was earlier said to launch in September, and now said to launch sometime in early November, has been long-rumoured to include a dual camera setup on the rear. Now, a new teaser poster doing the rounds on the Internet seemingly confirms, once again, that the phone in question will, in fact, have two cameras on the rear. The teaser image shows off the phone from the back giving out its key design highlights.For one, the alleged Mi Note 2 looks a lot like the Mi 5 and seems to boast of an all-glass and metal design much like the latter. Secondly, the twin cameras (and the flash) remind you of Apple’s recently launched iPhone 7 Plus, although there is one difference. In the case of the Mi Note 2, the two cameras seem to sit flush while in the case of the iPhone 7 Plus, there is a visible protrusion.The Mi Note 2 will reportedly come in two variants: a standard and a pro version. The latter may simply be called the Mi Pro. The Mi Note 2 is said to come with a 5.7-inch QHD screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor under the hood. The phone will likely have two RAM and three storage options: 4GB and 6GB, and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.The phone in question is further said to sport a 16-megapixel dual-camera setup on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The Mi Note 2 is expected to be priced at around Rs 25,000 for the base model.advertisementThe Mi Pro on the other hand will reportedly have more or less the same features. However, it is also said to have an 8GB RAM version with 256GB of inbuilt memory. It will reportedly sport a 12-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture and OIS. It is said to be backed by a 3,700mAh battery.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Mi Note 2 Pro may launch in Novemberlast_img read more