Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

first_imgIn 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Nadal needs to win his 11th Barcelona title this week to retain his No. 1 ranking.Klizan, the 140th-ranked Slovak who defeated Nadal in Beijing in 2014, reached the last eight by ousting veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4.Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points to defeat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), while third-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria got past Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 6-2 for his 12th win in 15 clay-court matches this season.David Goffin of Belgium made it to the quarterfinals by coming from behind to defeat Karen Khachanov of Russia 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0, and 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece upset local Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I came out with the conviction that I could play a lot better than I did yesterday (against Roberto Carballes Baena), and that’s what happened,” Nadal said.Coming off his 11th Monte Carlo title, Nadal has won 11 of his 12 ATP Tour matches this season, with the only loss coming from an injury retirement in the Australian Open quarterfinals.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 crownHe has won 40 consecutive sets on clay to extend his own record, and has won 33 of his last 34 matches on the dirt.“I had more options in the second set but a player like Nadal doesn’t give you many chances,” the 69th-ranked Garcia-Lopez said. Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Guillermo Garcia Lopez during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

CAN Donates to Johnsonville Residents

first_imgA locally-based none governmental organization (NGO) working in the country, Change Agent Network (CAN) over the weekend donated several bags of the 25kg rice and other non-food items to some residents of Lower Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.In his presentation remark,  CAN executive director, Eric Wowoh, told the beneficiaries that the donation was the entity’s way of identifying with residents in the CAN operational area as part of the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the country.Mr. Wowoh, told this newspaper shortly before he presented the items that his organization made the donation as it own way of caring for the needy during this time of the Ebola crisis.According to him, CAN has targeted families who are being listed as “destitute” and  could no longer afford a single meal for themselves during the time of the outbreak in the country.Through the help of donors, a container of medical supplies,  including medicines and other facilities, will soon arrive in the country to be distributed to hospitals across the country.CAN is at the same time  providing free education, safe drinking water to over five counties in the country. Since the Ebola outbreak, the entity has been providing rice and other-non food items to residents around the vicinities where it operates, such as the Lower Johnsonville belt. The CAN aims to unite existing and emerging leaders in the way that they too could form a community of practice which focuses on addressing the implementation of innovative policy and models of evidence-based practices.CAN are committed to sharing their passion in providing quality education, relief and other services and learning how to do it better as they interact regularly.Members of CAN will also be supported to develop their leadership skills and knowledge through structured programs that include peer mentoring, leadership training and experiential learning through the participation of real workplace projects, etc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Under its community practice,  CAN has a vision to support a dynamic workforce which is responsive and sustainable, promoting evidence-based practice and collective wisdom, to facilitate measurable and beneficial outcomes for clients and communities.last_img read more

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of luxury sedan CLA

first_imgIndia’s leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz, announced today the much awaited start of the local production of its sporty and stunning luxury sedan, the CLA. The stylish, distinctive and sporty CLA has been a key model in Mercedes-Benz’s product offensive globally, as well in India. The seventh product to be produced in India, the CLA was rolled-out of Mercedes-Benz’s new production facility by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.”The CLA with its stunning design, technological innovations and multiple segment first attributes, is already a winning product in our portfolio. It has been rapidly acquiring new customers to the brand and replicating its global success in India as well. We are extremely satisfied with our CLA strategy, which has contributed majorly to our New Generation Cars growth and redefined the segment completely. We are confident that the local production will make the CLA even more attractive for the discerning buyers with additional value propositions and increased availability,” commented Eberhard Kern.Piyush Arora added, “The start of local production of the CLA simultaneously in petrol and diesel variants is a key decision that will help curtail the long wait list for the sedan. Our ‘future readiness’ with the new manufacturing facility is bearing fruits as we started the production of both the CLA and the petrol GLA from the new assembly lines. We are glad to offer world-class products to our Indian customers with significant local value addition, in the shortest possible time.”advertisementA stunner on the road: CLA’s stunning features include the bonnet embedded in the front end with powerdomes and the diamond radiator grille. The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators.The progressive and sporty exterior appearance is continued inside the CLA. The interior gets a very special quality feel from the selection of highqualitymaterialscombinations.With its large glazed areas, the CLA’s Panoramic sunroof ensures a particularly bright and welcomingambience in the interior.Power packed performance: The CLA’s 4-cylinder engine boasts of agile performance, segment leading fuel efficiencies and low emissions. The 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine returns 17.9kmpl and produces 100kW(136 hp)of power and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. The 2 litre petrol engine produces 135 kW(183 hp)of power and a torque of 300Nm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 235 kmph.India specific suspension: The CLA’s suspension is designed forIndian roads to maximize ride comfort with higher ground clearance and seating position. The sedan’slong wheelbase of 2699 mmprovides better ride comfort, greater handling and excellent driving performance,edging it ahead of its competitors.Segment Best Drag Coefficient: The CLA has the segment best drag coefficient for any luxury production car in India. This results in reduced wind noiseandunparalleledcomfort in the CLA.New Generation Multimedia system: The infotainment system offers Mercedes-Benz Apps such as Mercedes-Benz Radio.With user-friendly navigation, precise map data and excellent route guidance, the Garmin MAP PILOTbringsall the familiar benefits of a Garmin navigation system to the Audio 20 CD. This is donebysimply inserting an SD card with navigation software and map data sets and is available as a Mercedes-Benz Accessory for the customer.Reverse parking and manoeuvringis made convenient with a reversing camera, which is offered as standard on the CLA.Advance Assistance Systems: CLA’smultiple assistance systemalong with safety features like ABS, BAS, ESP, ASRandHill Start Assistsupports the driver in all possible situations. The sedan has a high structural safety of the body-shell with sixairbagsandother restraint systems providing the best possible protection.Innovative sensor technology is applied tocoordinate and activate the safety systems according to the given situation. These have ensured that the car has a 5 star rating from EURO NCAP.Assistance systems such as ATTENTION ASSIST warn the driver when it detects typical signs of drowsiness inthe driver’s steering behavior while STEER CONTROL can assist the driver with corrective steering action in critical situations.Local production of the GLA 200 Sport: Mercedes-Benz India also commenced the start of production of the GLA 200 Sport petrol variant along with the CLA. The GLA 200 CDI is already under production from Mercedes-Benz’s new production facility since June 2015. The customers can now avail the locally produced range of the GLA comprising both the petrol and diesel variant.Production highlights:The production of the CLAand the GLA involves use of technologically advanced synchronized conveyor systems, use of the latest generation PLC control units for all the equipment which provide adaptability with different models on common production lines, thus increasing the flexibility of the production.advertisementMercedes-Benz India started locally producing the New Generation Cars in its global assembly network along with sedans and SUVs. Beyond the Mercedes-Benz plant in India, this network comprises further locations in Thailand, Vietnam, Malayasia, Indonesia, and will be joined by Brazil in 2016 where a new assembly plant is currently under construction.last_img read more

Nation bids adieu as Jaitley is cremated with state honours

first_imgNew Delhi: The heavens opened up in Delhi as India bid a tearful farewell to former Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday afternoon. Some of the most distinguished politicians across party lines paid their last respects to the man often referred to as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s troubleshooter. Jaitley’s mortal remains were brought to the party’s national headquarters earlier in the day, in an Army truck adorned with flowers and garlands, where senior party members and Opposition leaders alike paid their last tributes along with several Cabinet and Union ministers. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsJaitley’s mortal remains were brought to the party headquarters around 11 am in the day, even before which scores of party workers lined up there to get a chance to catch a glimpse of their beloved leader for the last time. There were two entrances — one for MPs, ministers, other VIPs and another for the public. Ranveer Rana, a senior party worker in Meerut, while waiting in line said: “This is a big loss for India. Personally, this is a huge loss — he has helped me on so many occasions and others as well.” Moreover, there was M K Mishra, who came to pay his tribute and see Jaitley for the last time. “There is no one like him anymore. All the leaders play the blame-game and he, not choosing to indulge in it, was something I found extremely respectable,” he added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayArun Jaitley’s mortal remains were kept at the BJP headquarters where several senior party members and several Opposition leaders paid their last respects. A Bhutanese envoy from the Delhi Embassy was also present. Delhi Police officers, CRPF personnel and other law enforcement agencies ensured foolproof security arrangements. However, there were intermittent traffic jams in the area. At around 2 pm, when the sun still prevailed, Jaitley’s mortal remains were placed in a decorated Army truck which was on its way to the Nigambodh Ghat. Just before his cremation, the heavens opened up as supporters, family members and the masses bid adieu to their beloved leader. The Vice-President, Lok Sabha Speaker, senior party members including L K Advani and others close to the party were present during the last rites, including ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Prakash Javadekar. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were also present along with NCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel. A little after 3 pm, his son Rohan performed the last rites. See P3&P5last_img read more