Display home heaven opens up on the Redcliffe Peninsula at Newport

first_imgStockland has unveiled 11 of its new display homes at the $590 million Newport community on the Redcliffe Peninsula.THE BASICSNEWPORTDeveloper: StocklandPrice: From $263,200 for 312sq mLocation: Spinnaker Boulevard, NewportThe Newport display village is coming to life with 11 of the 30 display homes complete and ready for inspection.ELEVEN stunning display homes have been unveiled at Stockland’s waterside community on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The homes feature the latest generation of designs from some of Australia’s biggest, most recognised builders, including Metricon, Coral, Clarendon, Porter Davis, and McDonald Jones. Once fully complete next month (July), the display village will feature 30 display homes.Stockland regional manager David Laner said the completion of the first display homes was a significant milestone for Newport and something that new home buyers in the Newport community were excited about.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNewport display home.“Newport is the perfect location for customers who want to combine the unique, relaxed lifestyle of bayside living with the convenience of nearby retail, schools and an easy commute to the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Laner said. “All of these new homes make the absolute most of the community’s bayside and waterfront location with their seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living and entertaining.”Newport is a $590 million community, which will eventually comprise more than 2,000 new homes.New sites have recently been released, priced from $263,200 to $310,200 for 312sq m to 425sq m. Newport display home.“The community is incredibly popular, with land releases selling out quickly from the outset, and we have lots of buyers who can’t wait to start building their new home,” Mr Laner said.“With this in mind, we’re looking forward to seeing how buyers will be influenced and inspired by the innovative trends showcased in these display homes when it comes to building their own dream homes.”Newport is within walking distance of Kippa-Ring train station and a short drive from shops, schools, cafes and restaurants. The community is proposed to feature a retail and dining precinct, future retirement village, future foreshore parks and a proposed 23ha non-tidal lake with high mast access to Moreton Bay.last_img read more

Wellington Leadership team to hold service day on Earth Day; needs help with hunger outreach

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — This year’s service day will be on Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day!  The Wellington Leadership team will be serving in a number of ways around the community, including a few new ones.  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be placed off campus, while freshmen will be working at WHS on a variety of projects.The one project the leadership team really needs some help with is a project regarding hunger in Wellington.“We will be working on a meal packaging event to benefit the Meals-on-wheels-for-kids summer program,” said Karla Defore, Wellington Leadership instructor. “Students will be working assembly line style to package meals for children in Wellington who may not have access to meals in the summer time.  The leadership team will be working with Outreach, Inc (outreachprogram.org) to package high quality, easy to prepare meals for children.The cost is only $0.25 per meal.  We have a goal of providing 8000 meals at a cost of $2000.  If you could put this message out there for the community, we would really appreciate it.  Individuals, businesses, or organizations may donate.  They can make their checks payable to WHS Leadership.“If we should happen to raise more money than our goal we plan to donate the excess to the Wellington Food Bank,” Defore said.If you have any questions about our meal packaging event or about Service Day, please feel free to email Defore at [email protected] us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 28, 2015:•7:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1300 block N. C, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington and parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by William R. Wingfield, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Timothy B. Ward, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.•9:31 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 1100 block S. H, Wellington.•1:53 p.m. Timothy W. Ellis, 49, Hillboro, Texas was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52mph in a 40mph Zone.•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 400 block W. Walnut, Wellington.•8:07 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by known suspect.•9:03 p.m. Everett G. Fleming, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery, battery and criminal trespass.last_img read more

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

first_imgSouth African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international film award for her role in the local independent movie, Dora’s Peace. South African actress Khabonina Qubeka gives an emotional and award-winning performance in the drama Dora’s Peace. The film is now available on DVD. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)CD AndersonIn April 2017, Khabonina Qubeka won the Indie Spirit Best Actress award at the Boston International Film Festival for her portrayal as a feisty Hillbrow prostitute in Dora’s Peace.In the movie, Dora is determined to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. Throughout her dangerous and emotional journey, Dora rediscovers her own lost humanity. The film was shot on location in Johannesburg, and was released in August 2016. It is also now available on DVD.Dora’s Peace director Kosta Kalarytis also won a Special Recognition award at the US independent film festival, but said the success and heart of the film was all down to Qubeka’s emotional performance.“Dora is [an] emotionally complex [character],” Kalarytis said in a statement announcing the double win.“Qubeka broke the mould of the typical ageing prostitute so often seen in films. She’s not anyone’s sidekick, and her character is memorable, authentic and deeply human. She reflects the reality lived by many women, in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.“We are thrilled that her performance and the film itself have been singled out,” he said. “It’s a great honour.”A wide-ranging careerOf course, most South Africans are already familiar with Qubeka’s energetic personality.Born in Orlando West, Soweto, Qubeka is best known for her various television roles, appearing in Isidingo, Muvhango and Erfsondes, and as a popular judge in a host of reality TV dance competitions.She began her career as a choreographer and musical theatre actress. With a diploma in dance, she won an FNB Dance Umbrella Award in 2003 and has performed in various local productions over the last fifteen years, including a successful UK tour with Richard Loring’s African Footprint show.Qubeka enthusiastically promotes fitness and healthy living, determined to make South Africans healthier. She hosts the Openview HD fitness series Gym eKasi and has a popular YouTube channel, where she specialises in dance fitness, yoga, and developing healthy diet plans.She has also recorded a couple of music albums.  With a strong following on social media, she promotes her body positive philosophy. In between all that, Qubeka also runs her own successful public relations company and recently opened her first Khabodacious Moves dance school in Orange Grove, Johannesburg.Her first film role Dora’s Peace, directed by Kosta Kalarytis, starring Khabonina Qubeka. (Image: Dora’s Peace official website)Dora’s Peace is her first feature film, and with the critical acclaim and accolades for her performance, promises to be her most successful career move yet.Speaking to the Citizen newspaper after she won the Boston award, Qubeka describes Dora as a woman with “seriously badass gusto”, but who ultimately discovers a deeper emotional strength when she has to stand up to a cruel and dangerous world on behalf of a child.“Dora has a complexity that female characters are rarely afforded,” said the film’s producer Dumi Gumbi, “[this] tale of self-discovery and, ultimately, self-respect, is hopeful and inspiring. [Qubeka’s] remarkable portrayal proves that everybody’s experiences deserve representation.”Critics and audiences alike have responded positively to an unlikely South African heroine who chooses to take up the good fight.Qubeka paid special tribute to her own mother in not only inspiring her to flesh out the character of Dora, but also giving her the strength to overcome challenges in developing her multifaceted career.As the film travels around the world, exhibiting at a host of international film festivals, including in China and Europe, Qubeka said she enjoys the low-key exposure, without the baggage of her local fame.“I love the fact that no one knows me at [these festivals] so there was no politics involved since they don’t know [about] Isidingo or any other projects. They literally judged what they saw [on screen] and that was it.”“Khabonina is an actress to watch,” said the film’s local distributor Helen Kuun, “Indigenous Film congratulates her and Kosta for their well-deserved wins. Audiences can look forward to seeing her later [in 2017] in Gersh Kgamedi’s new film She is King.”She is King Movie Poster (Image: IMDB)As a popular local media personality, businesswoman, choreographer, health expert, and now award-winning actress, Qubeka is yet another great example of a phenomenal South African woman, set to take over the world.Source: Citizen, News24, Screen Africa, Dora’s Peace websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

first_imgErnst Pretorius’s Draadsitter (Afrikaans for fence sitter) detects tampering on fences of up to 800m, allowing for a quick response before the fence is breached. The device also detects fires. It’s a simple concept, but one with greater ramifications for landowners who need to protect their properties.The invention is one of 11 others to be shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which “aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa’. The award recognises especially those inventions that sustainably solve problems in local settings, highlighting how important engineering is to improving quality of life.Speaking to Engineering News, Royal Academy fellow and chair of the judging panel Malcolm Brinded said the shortlisted candidates would now participate in a training and mentoring programme over the next six months, working with business executives and engineering experts. He said, “The training will be focused on proving, scaling up and commercialising their engineering innovations.’Brinded added that “Deciding on the shortlist was extremely difficult as the standard was high, and the entrepreneurial talent was clear to see.’Pretorius, from the University of Pretoria, will join Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Dr Reinhardt Kotze on the training programme. Kotze’s shortlisted Flow- Viz is an industrial process and quality control system that reduces dependence on laboratory testing, improving efficiency on the production line.After completing the training and mentorship programme, the finalists will present their inventions, after which the winners and two runners-up will be awarded £25 000 (about R457 000) and £10 000 respectively.The competing finalists from the rest of Africa are:University of Nairobi’s Samuel Njugana Wangui, for Chura, a web-based system that allows users to move airtime between their different SIMs regardless of carrier;The Nigerian Army Transformation and Innovation Centre’s Captain Abubakar Surajo, for his removable window burglar-bar system;Nigeria Tolulupe Ajuwape from the University of Ibadan for a mobile payment application, which allows merchants and customers to make and receive card payments using their phones and tablets;A mechanical system to prepare clear banana juice from Dr Oscar Kibazohi, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Makerere University, Uganda;A sand-based water filtration system to provide clean, safe drinking water from Dr Askwar Hilonga at The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania;An environmentally friendly precision fertiliser applicator from Musenga Silwawa at the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute;Latrine systems to improve urban sanitation from Samuel Malinga from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda;A small-scale crushing machine for sustainable gold mining from Rujeko Masike at the Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe;A mobile phone application to teach children the local Shona language from the University of Zimbabwe’s Ian Mutamiri; andA low-cost biodegradable degreaser for mining, agriculture and manufacturing from Chinenye Justin Nwaogwugwu from the Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria.Entries for the 2015 version would open once this round of the prize concludes, said Brinded.“We are looking forward to the next phase, and the next round of applications in April 2015. I hope all ambitious African engineering entrepreneurs will start planning for that opportunity.”The Africa Prize is supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConocoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Taulava makes changes to adapt to NLEX’s style of play

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Being the league’s eldest statesman at 44, the Fil-Tongan admits that playing with a quick pace is his way of adapting to NLEX’s style of play especially with him teaming up with speedy guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, players who are hailed as the Road Warriors’ future.“I got to keep up with Kiefer and Kevin. I can’t let them run me out of the ground. Right now, we’re a much more running team with the young bloods coming in, so I got to be able to run,” he said before heaping much praise to Ravena, who has been nothing but impressive so far. “It’s a new time, a new generation, and you see that Kiefer’s time has landed.”Also a major part of Taulava’s change is his trimmed down physique. He is at his lightest weight in over a decade.But the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player isn’t paying much attention to his conditioning, but rather, is looking at the bigger picture as he seeks to contribute at the best of his capabilities for the Road Warriors.“I don’t want to talk about my weight or anything. My focus is on my team. Hopefully, these young guys could take us all the way and lead us to the playoffs,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel good. I’m glad it finally went in,” Taulava said. “Last game, I missed my lone attempt so I’m happy that this time, it went in.”Taulava hit a long bomb from the top of the arc at the 8:57 mark of the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAlso making the shot feel better for Taulava was the Road Warriors’ pulling off the 115-104 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.But the three-point shot is not the only thing that’s new to Taulava’s game. He is also much more active on the floor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Asi Taulava’s Christmas wish finally came true on Monday.No, it’s not any gaudy gift or pricey present. The 44-year-old was just relieved to have swished his first 3-pointer this season for NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed As for his New Year’s resolution, all Taulava is hoping for is to be able to follow Guiao’s orders and be spared from the vitriol the fiery coach spews when things go awry.“I don’t want to be that guy to make a crazy play and when I get back to the bench, coach Yeng will curse at me,’ he said laughing. Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Djokovic more dangerous than ever, says rival Thiem

first_imgMOST READ “We all know what Djokovic is capable of,” said Austria’s Thiem who is also playing in the six-man Abu Dhabi field.“But now, if his injury is fine, he’s probably more dangerous and better if he had some time to recharge. I think everybody wants to know how he’s playing again and we’ll see his first matches here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderThiem feels Djokovic could make the same impact as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who came back from injuries this year.Federer won the Australian Open and a record eighth Wimbledon while Nadal claimed a 10th French Open and the US Open in a Slam sweep for the two veteran stars. Nadal and Federer also ended the year at one and two in the world.“I think we can expect the same from Djokovic because he is in the same league as Roger and Rafa. He is also one of the greatest players of all time,” added Thiem who claimed his first ever win in six meetings over Djokovic at the French Open quarter-finals in June.“It’s going to be an exciting year. There are players returning from injuries, but apart from Novak, nobody else will make a comeback like Roger and Rafa.“It’s too tough. I think everybody can look forward to a great and tense start of the season.”Also back in action in the exhibition tournament, which starts at the Zayed Tennis Centre in the UAE capital from Thursday, is former women’s number one Serena Williams.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Novak Djokovic. AFPFormer world number one and 12-time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic will be more dangerous than ever when he makes his long-awaited return from an elbow injury, top 10 rival Dominic Thiem said Wednesday.Djokovic hasn’t played since retiring from his quarter-final at Wimbledon against Tomas Berdych in July, but the 30-year-old makes his comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday before launching his competitive campaign as top seed at the Qatar Open next week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal and three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka were scheduled to take part but pulled out to allow further recuperation from respective knee problems. The 36-year-old American was last seen in action winning the Australian Open for a modern-era record 23rd Grand Slam title in January.She then took a sabbatical to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September.Williams takes on reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled just before the men’s final in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.Another player in the field looking to build on his successful 2017 is South African Kevin Anderson.The world number 15, who reached the final of the US Open before losing to Nadal, also welcomed the return of Djokovic and Williams.“It is dubbed an ‘exhibition’, but the tennis this week in Abu Dhabi is great — it is very competitive and everyone is going to give it their all. So, it would be a good way to return for both these players,” said Anderson.“I think it is great. We all are eager to see what Novak is going to do when he comes back. And I heard just yesterday that Serena is coming here, so it is obviously very exciting for the tournament.“Serena is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time, and perhaps the greatest competitor -– man or woman –- that I have seen. It has been a long break for her, but I am sure she will come back more determined than before to succeed.”The men’s field in Abu Dhabi features US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut and 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev apart from Djokovic, Thiem and Anderson.Djokovic and Thiem have byes to the semi-finals. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Phoenix wins, acquires Kia Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Branislav joins Cocolife

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues FILE – Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt didn’t take long for Moro Branislav to find a new home in the Philippine Superliga, with the Serbian coach snagging a two-year contract with rising squad Cocolife.The Asset Managers’ top brass, Joshua Ylaya, said Branislav will be taking the reins from Kungfu Reyes on the Cocolife bench starting the 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next That gig earned him a coaching job at Foton which won its second Grand Prix title last year with Branislav at the helm.But over the weekend, he was released by the Tornadoes, who then acquired Rommel Abella to coach the team for the next season. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “Our goal in the first year was just be a contender, a dark horse,” said Ylaya. “I guess we’re already successful with that so we’re raising the bar by hiring a proven mentor in coach Moro.”Cocolife made it to the semifinals during the recent Grand Prix, after placing fifth in the All Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBranislav cut ties with Foton after failing to win the franchise a conference title this season.The Tornadoes lost in the semifinals despite a solid lineup that included local star Jaja Santiago and three Croatian imports including scoring machine Sara Klisura. PH aims for first soft tennis gold in Indonesia Asian Games 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Klisura had scored 41 points in the recent Grand Prix, which stands as the all-time high in a single PSL game.But Ylaya, who assembled for the Asset Managers top players from Ateneo and La Salle, said he’s not expecting a major shift overnight.He said Branislav will be the tactician, while Reyes will play the role of a disciplinarian.Branislav is also being considered for the national team, according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco.Branislav had an extensive stint with in the European league before handling the PSL team in the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Australia doubts as Djokovic pulls out of Qatar Open

first_imgNew year brings new hope for Alaska after disastrous 2017 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Read Next Last year in Doha, he ended then world number one Murray’s 28-match winning streak to claim his second Qatar title in a riveting final.Djokovic was targeting Doha as his first match since his quarter-finals loss at Wimbledon in July this year.Austria’s Dominic Thiem, world ranked number five, has now been made the Qatar Open number one seed.The draw for the tournament takes place later on Saturday.Qatar Open tournament director admitted Djokovic ‘will surely be missed’. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017.Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on July 26. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANDREJ ISAKOVICFormer world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday withdrew from next week’s Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open later in January.Qatar is the second tournament Djokovic has pulled out in as many days due to a niggling elbow injury.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed The 12-time Grand Slam champion was top seed in Doha, but in a statement he said he would not be able to defend the title he won by beating Andy Murray last year.His withdrawal comes just 24 hours after the injury forced him to drop out of an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Unfortunately, the situation with the elbow has not changed for the better since yesterday,” said Djokovic.“I still feel the pain. Therefore, I will have to withdraw from (the) ATP tournament in Doha.” BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Serb added: “Only when I’m 100 per cent ready to play, I will be able to come back.“I hope it will be soon. I want to thank everyone for patience and understanding.”The latest announcement raises fresh doubts over the long-term future of the 30-year-old and more immediately his availability for the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, which begins on January 15.In recent years, Djokovic has used the Qatar tournament as valuable warm-up for the Australian Open.In 2016, after beating Rafa Nadal in the Qatar final he went on to claim his sixth Australian title.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Raptors suspend Ibaka after incident with team staff member

first_imgThey took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter but the Hawks narrowed the gap to 13 points on a three-pointer from Tyler Cavanaugh with 8:30 to play.The Hawks twice trimmed the deficit to nine in the final minute and a half, but the Raptors held on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderKyle Lowry scored 12 points and handed out five assists for Toronto. Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who announced before the game that they had suspended Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka for the contest after he was involved in an altercation with a team staff member.The Raptors said Ibaka violated team rules in the incident, which took place after the Raptors’ 124-107 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities “Both parties have apologized. We’ve discussed this internally as a team, and we won’t be discussing it any further,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said. “Now we’re focused on moving forward together, and we look forward to having Serge back in the lineup.” Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Raptors defeated the Suns 115-109. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe Toronto Raptors didn’t miss a beat without suspended Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka on Friday as 25 points from DeMar DeRozan powered them to a 111-98 NBA victory over the Atlanta Hawks.The Raptors improved to 13-1 on their home court this season.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ex-football star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more