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first_img US Open champion is pregnant Past US Open champion Flavia Pennetta is expecting her first child. Pennetta, who announced her 2015 retirement from tennis during the trophy presentation after her lone Grand Slam title, and her husband, touring pro Fabio Fognini, issued matching statements yesterday on Twitter about the pregnancy. “Baby Fognetta is coming,” they wrote. When she beat childhood friend Roberta Vinci at Flushing Meadows in an all-Italian 2015 final, Pennetta became, at age 33, the oldest woman in the Open era to win her first major title. In June, she married Fognini, who was ranked as high as 13th in 2014 and finished this season at No. 49. Barcelona to extend Suarez contract MADRID, Spain (AP): Barcelona have reached a deal to extend the contract of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to June 2021, securing another piece of their powerful attack for four more seasons. The club recently also extended Neymar’s contract until 2021, and now it will try to seal a deal with Lionel Messi to keep together their formidable trio. Barcelona said that Suarez’s new contract – which has a buyout clause of US $210 million – will be signed today. His previous deal was due to expire in 2019. “I’m incredibly happy for being where I want to be,” Suarez said. “It was a decision that I wanted and that the club wanted. We have a good relationship.” Jones taking snub in stride PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Kenwyne Jones said he had no ill will towards new Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors head coach Tom Saintfiet after his shocking omission from a 28-member squad to prepare for two international friendlies at the end of the month. Saintfiet stunned the T&T football community when he failed to name Jones, the incumbent national captain, in a training squad ahead of matches against Nicaragua on December 27 and 30 in Managua. “I wish the team all the best,” the 32-year-old striker told the T&T Newsday. “It is nothing surprising to me. I had a meeting with the coach, and obviously, that is not a squad that he picked, so at the end of the day, I wish the team all the best and I hope that they come out successful in the games coming up.” Jones, who played for Southampton, Sunderland, Stoke City and Cardiff City in the World-renowned English Premier League, said he still harboured the desire to play for the Soca Warriors again.last_img read more

Cumulative Resource Development Plan for NEBC stressed by coalition

first_imgThe coalition says their single mandate and purpose is to represent municipal interests in resource development issues.Coalition Co-Chair, Mayor Dale Bumstead of Dawson Creek told the Select Standing Committee that over the past 10 years there has been a massive level of natural gas development in Northeast B.C.He went on to say that the advent of four world class shale gas fields has seen the industry invest over $62 billion in the past decade, gas production increase by 70 per cent, and the province receive over $17.8 billion in land sales and royalties.- Advertisement -“We are now in an era where sale of our vast natural gas reserves has become packaged into the new concept of an LNG industry for B.C.,” Mayor Bumstead said. “This translates into a significant acceleration of the intensive level of activity that residents and businesses of north-eastern B.C. have been experiencing for the past decade. Add to this, Site C, new mining and forestry developments and continue expansion of our agriculture and other industries and the case is made.  It is absolutely necessary that resource infrastructure and other socio economic planning not be deferred.”Coalition Executive Director, Colin Griffith added “Our coalition has already started this process.  We have hired economists and specialists to begin the first stage of planning; to develop a research based analysis of what the potential increases in workforce and population could mean to Northeast B.C. when natural gas (LNG), forestry, mining, and agriculture are all factored in.  Municipalities in northeast B.C. have been in the resource development business for over 60 years.”The coalition was officially launched at a luncheon attended by 150 people on Sept 8, 2014.Advertisementlast_img read more

West Ham to host Italian giants Juventus in first game at Olympic Stadium

first_img The Olympic Stadium 1 West Ham’s first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Italian giants Juventus.The Hammers move from Upton Park to their new home in Stratford next season and will host the Serie A champions a week before the campaign starts, on Sunday, August 7, for the Betway Cup.Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold told the club website: “We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home.“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.“We are hugely excited and honoured by this wonderful opening fixture against a historic club which shares many of the values we cherish here at West Ham.“There has been an enormous amount of work done over the past few years to ready the stadium for our first game and we cannot wait to show our fans and the wider football world how incredible it will look.“This will be a game you’ll want to tell your grandkids you were at. Sunday, August 7 just can’t come soon enough!”last_img read more


first_imgHurricane Katia has come and gone and most of us are trying to catch our breaths again today.But many of you braved violent winds and driving rain to get some pictures for are just a selection of the pictures you sent. *However if you have taken a picture on a digital camera, iPhone or a 20 year old Kodak the get in touch with us on and we’ll out them up. HURRICANE KATIA – YOUR PICTURES IN FOCUS was last modified: September 13th, 2011 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:donegalhurricane katiapictureslast_img read more


first_imgWE all love views from the Donegal coastline, but one new business is giving people a unique new view…from kayaks!Donegal Sea Kayaking is the Fanad Peninsula’s first sea kayaking tour company, offering a unique and exciting perspective of our beautiful coastline and fascinating wildlife.The sea and lough adventures are operated by Gary Loveridge, who has been living in Donegal for the past 11 years and who has fallen in love with the Fanad peninsula’s stunning coastline. “We cater for youth groups, birthday parties, stag and hen parties and corporate groups,” says Gary.“We offer tours to people of all levels and abilities, from complete beginners to the more experienced and have various packages to suit your needs, for example, our private family package.“It has really taken off. My tours on the relatively calm waters of Mulroy Bay are proving particularly popular. It is such a wonderful natural resource and nothing beats a morning paddling around the islands there. ”Gary is experienced and qualified in all aspects of sea safety and is a confident and competent guide who aims to ensure the tours are not only safe for you but also interesting and fun. Safety is paramount on all the tours and activities operated and all equipment is provided. For more information, please visit or check it out on Facebook: Donegal Sea Kayaking or Telephone 086 3130523. HOW SEA KAYAKING VENTURE IS DRAWING CROWDS TO FANAD was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal SeasFanadKayakingtourismlast_img read more


first_imgMother’s Day is quickly approaching as we all know and Magees Pharmacy have compiled a list of 12 reasons why she deserves the best on March 15th.1. She can power clean the house in 5 minutes if someone decides to drop by without notice.2. She will listen to overly descriptive drama, and sound interested (“So then he was like, and then I was like, and then she was like, and then she did this!!!”) 3. She will be your personal taxi driver, for FREE… (Seriously, be grateful!)4. She will be able to make a meal out of leftover roast chicken, a half leftover pepper and peanut butter.5. She knows what sibling jealousy means and becomes a Chemistry Master when it comes to pouring fruit juice (“HEY!! Jamie got more than me!! NOT FAIR!”)6. She knows how to use “On the way back” when the kids are being bratty 7. She cannot sleep until she knows everyone is home safely. She wonders why she looks tired all the time!8. She knows best. Every single time. Just because.9. She can find literally anything, anywhere. Nothing is ever lost for long.10. She will LIKE all of your Facebook posts and comment “Mom-ish” things for your friends to call you on.11. She will write “LOVE, MOM” at the end of every text message, like we couldn’t possibly know who the message is from otherwise. It will also take her a little more time to “get with the kids”, in a lovable way: 12. She is a teacher, a nurse, a cook, a shoulder to cry on. She is your best friend and sometimes your enemy. She has the ability to annoy and embarrass you beyond reason. She is all of the above, and certainly irreplaceable.WE LOVE YOU MUM!!If our 12 reasons aren’t enough to convince you to get her something special, then….WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??For others, visit for her favorite fragrance, skincare, or pampering package. Or for the mammy who doesn’t need anything else as she is already perfect, get her a personalised photo gift using your favourite family photo!PS: We are also running a “JAMMY MAMMY” themed Facebook giveaway to win a hamper of beauty products worth over €500!Enter here by Liking and Sharing this post.Love to all mums,Magees xxMAGEES PHARMACY OUTLINE 12 REASONS WHY YOUR MUM DESERVES THE BEST THIS MOTHER’S DAY was last modified: March 11th, 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:BusinessFeaturesMagee’s PharmacyMother’s Daynewslast_img read more

Harrison vows to beat Adams and says injury caused Haye debacle

first_imgHarlesden’s former Olympic champion Audley Harrison, who returns to the ring against Ali Adams on Saturday, insists his poor showing against David Haye in his last fight was caused by a pectoral injury.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img

Round-up: Twitter reacts to Terry news, Willian picks up knock, Hiddink on Hazard, QPR eye signing

first_imgJohn Terry is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.The Blues skipper, who has been at the club for 21 years, has been told he will not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires in the summer.News of his impending departure was met with huge disappointment from Chelsea fans on Twitter.The news broke shortly after Chelsea easily secured a place in the FA Cup fifth round, where they will face Manchester City at home, by thrashing MK Dons 5-1.Eden Hazard returned to the side and scored his first goal of the season, but boss Guus Hiddink said afterwards that the Belgian still needs time to get back to his best.Hazard returned to the Chelsea starting line-upChelsea talisman Willian picked up a knock after coming on as a second-half substitute but is expected to be passed fit for Wednesday’s game at Watford.QPR and Brentford hope to add to their squads on transfer deadline day – Rangers are looking to tie up a deal to sign Nasser El Khayati from Burton.And there are reports that Moussa Dembele’s proposed move from Fulham to Tottenham is off because Spurs would not agree to loan him back to the Whites for the rest of the season.Meanwhile, George Groves is targeting another world title shot after his fifth-round stoppage of Andrea Di Luisa. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Five reasons why 49ers blow late leads, and none cost Mullens QB job

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Oh, another fourth-quarter lead that vanished, huh?Just when you think the 49ers are going to hold a fourth-quarter lead, they become heroes for all those scouting their 2019 draft status. Well, congratulations, the 49ers (2-8) currently reside behind the Raiders in the No. 2 overall draft slot with six games to go — or, as we should say, six more chances at blowing fourth-quarter leads.Monday night’s latest come-from-ahead defeat was a 27-23 meltdown to the New York Giants …last_img read more

The outlook for PEDv in 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the official arrival of fall, it’s a good time to remind pork producers, veterinarians and other industry members that mitigating risks from animal diseases is an ongoing process.Although the number of new PED infections has greatly decreased in recent months, PEDv is still a threat to the U.S. pork industry, and cooler months raise the potential for new cases to emerge.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Dr. Rick Swalla, DVM, senior vet with Zoetis about the outlook for PEDv and mitigating risks on the farm.last_img read more