American third seed Stephens surged into Sunday's final against world number one Halep after overpowering Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 in the day's second semi-final. US Open winner Stephens will go against Halep on Sunday, having only beaten the Romanian twice in their previous eight meetings. Halep, who defeated Stephens in three sets at Roland Garros in June, earlier cruised past Australia's Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to book her place in the final. Halep went for the jugular in the second set, opening with two quick breaks to take a 3-0 lead. Barty fought back to deuce to delay the inevitable, but Halep secured another break to reach her third Canadian final in four years.
August 12, 2018 00:22 UTC
"I just have to stay in the moment, don't think about anything else, just come out and play tomorrow." "Brooks had a massive lead and then two holes later it was one shot," Rahm said. It was just like turning back the hands of a clock," said Cink, who played alongside Woods. But he three-putted from 19 feet to par the par-5 17th, saying, "I got too aggressive and it cost me." Britain's Matt Wallace made the first hole-in-one of the tournament, using a 5-iron for an ace at the 232-yard, par-3 16th hole.
August 12, 2018 00:11 UTC
The Greek, who turns 20 on Sunday, will aim for the title against either top seed Rafael Nadal or Russian Karen Khachanov after saving a match point against Anderson. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than playing a Masters 1000 final," the winner said. Tsitsipas worked for two hours, 48 minutes to secure his upset of the hard-serving South African, with Anderson going down with 10 aces. Tsitsipas will be playing his second ATP final after losing to Nadal on clay in Barcelona in the spring. Anderson missed out on a match point off his own serve as Tsitsipas slammed over a backhand cross-court winner.
August 11, 2018 23:37 UTC
Richarlison struck twice on debut for 10-man Everton to show he may justify his £50 million price tag and hold highly-fancied Wolves 2-2 on their return to the top flight. And Watford, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace picked up 2-0 wins on the opening weekend of the season. Chelsea have endured a turbulent pre-season with Sarri replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte less than a month before the campaign got underway. - Promoted sides struggle -At Molineux, Richarlison quietened criticism of Everton's splurge to reunite him with former Watford boss Marco Silva as the Brazilian twice put Everton in front. Like Wolves, Fulham earned rave reviews for their summer business, outspending United and City, in signing 12 new players.
August 11, 2018 18:45 UTC
Private sector agencies have been collaborating with OVEC to increase the skills of vocational students, he said. Kenan Institute Asia president Piyabutr Cholvijarn said that, besides working to boost “2S”, the project also sets up five technical and vocational education and training (TVET) hubs nationwide. The Chevron Enjoy Science project’s objective is to lift Thailand’s competitiveness by improving STEM education at the general and vocational levels. Five TVET hubs have so far been established out of a target of six hubs nationwide and have benefited 110,000 individuals. Suthip, Artit and Piyabutr were speaking at a recent forum titled “Vocational 4.0 Capability for the Future”, hosted in Bangkok by the Chevron Enjoy Science project.
August 11, 2018 18:00 UTC
Those forced from their homes "have moved to 350 relief camps across the state", an official at the Kerala State Disaster Management control room told AFP. The army has been roped in for rescue efforts in Kerala after two days of heavy rain drove authorities to open the shutters of 27 reservoirs to drain out the excess water. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed," he added, lauding the efforts of rescue teams working in the state from across India. More than a million foreign tourists visited Kerala last year, according to official data. The government of Kerala, which has a population of 33 million people, has imposed a ban on the movement of lorries and tourist vehicles in Idukki.
August 11, 2018 18:00 UTC
Trump drew scorn after the Charlottesville violence for initially avoiding any condemnation of the torch-bearing white nationalists who took part in that rally. On Saturday, as memorial ceremonies also got under way in Charlottesville, Trump wrote on Twitter: "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. "I think there's blame on both sides," Trump said. She served as director of communications for the White House office of public liaison until she was fired in December. The White House dismissed the book as riddled with lies and false accusations and the product of a "disgruntled former White House employee."
August 11, 2018 15:00 UTC
Most detainees undergo cold-turkey treatment in the notoriously overcrowded centres or are subjected to solitary confinement for breaking rules. "There are around 100 addicts still on the run and the police are still looking for them," the officer said. Images circulating on social media showed dozens of men, many shirtless, wandering on a highway near the rehab centre. There are more than 220,000 registered drug addicts in Vietnam, according to official statistics released last year, with heroin and methamphetamine the most popular narcotics. While Vietnam is experimenting with more community-based treatment options in response to criticism over the centres, they remain the most-used form of recovery.
August 11, 2018 13:30 UTC
The Swiss-made Pilatus aircraft lost contact with air traffic control during what was supposed to be a flight of around 40 minutes in remote Papua province, police said. "Villagers in Okatem reported that they heard a loud roar from the plane followed by a big explosion," Bintang regency police chief Michael Mumbunan told AFP. The plane was carrying seven passengers, including a child, and two crew. Five people died after a small plane crashed near Wamena in Papua province in July last year. In August 2015, a commercial passenger aircraft operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana crashed in Papua due to bad weather, killing all 54 people on board.
August 11, 2018 09:45 UTC
"Jan Ullrich was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Friday night where his state of health is being assessed by specialists," a Frankfurt police spokesperson told AFP on Saturday. Friday's incidents arose after the 1997 Tour de France champion had called on the services of a prostitute at the five-star Villa Kennedy Hotel in Frankfurt, Bild daily reported. Drink and drug therapyUllrich's latest woes came just hours after he arrived back in Germany to seek therapy for his drink and drug habit following last week's scandal in Mallorca. The former cyclist's dramatic fall from grace came two decades after he became the only German to have won the Tour de France, in 1997. Like Armstrong, who was subsequently stripped of all his seven Tour de France wins over doping, Ullrich was embroiled in allegations that he used performance boosting substances.
August 11, 2018 09:45 UTC
The family made the plea on the Facebook wall of the model, Pramthat “Pram” Sinkang. The post said doctors have told the model that he could live no longer than six months if no stem-cell donor match was found. The post said Pramthat had earlier received chemotherapy and after becoming stronger thought his leukemia had been beaten. But his doctor on July 23 told Pramthat that his cancer had worsened and chemotherapy was no longer an option. The post said doctors told the model that a stem-cell implant was now the only treatment that might cure him.
August 11, 2018 08:49 UTC
The words "Weizhou mosque" appeared to be censored on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform when AFP tried to search for them. - 'Sinicization' of religion -Islam is one of five officially recognised religions in China, home to some 23 million Muslims. Pressure has been building on the group in recent months as the Communist party moves to tighten the reins on religious expression. China's top leaders recently called for the "Sinicization" of religious practise -- bringing it in line with "traditional" Chinese values and culture -- and new regulations on religious affairs came into effect in February, sparking concern among rights groups. If it is not, "we reserve the legal right to go to Ningxia or call on the central government to petition".
August 11, 2018 08:48 UTC
A plot of land located at the Plant Research Centre in Chiang Rai will be used for the construction, said Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the Office of the Judicial Administration Commission. Once the construction at the new site is completed, the Appeals Court Region 5 office and residences would be moved from Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai to the new site, he said. Chiang Mai citizens’ groups and environment activists have called on the courts to immediately stop using the residences built on Doi Suthep. The Appeals Court Region 5 had obtained permission to use the Crown Property land on Doi Suthep to build the residences and court office. Some locals also argued that the construction of residences on the “sacred” mountain was an insult to the spirits of three historic kings of Chiang Mai.
August 11, 2018 08:25 UTC
Local residents found the dead turtle on Ban Ta Nuek Beach in Tambon Klong Yai of Klong Yai district. It was 5.15 centimetres in length and appeared to be around five or six years old, officials said. They cut open the sea creature’s stomach and found plastic bags and pieces of ropes and nets, along with some oyster shells. The officials took tissue samples from its front leg and kept the stomach contents to send to the Rayong Marine and Coastal Resources research and development centre for further study. The carcass was buried at the beach.
August 11, 2018 08:11 UTC
Police from Crime Suppression Division arrested Zumbach Christoph, 68, at the Ban Sareh Lake and Resort under an arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Court on July 17. The Thai Foreign Ministry sought the arrest warrant at the request of the Embassy of Switzerland, which wanted the man extradited to face fraud charges. The Swiss embassy told the Foreign Ministry that the man is a former driving instructor in his homeland. He is alleged to have faked an accident in order to fraudulently obtain compensation worth 600,000 francs from an insurance company. The firm later had doubts about the claim, launched an investigation and found that it had been deceived.
August 11, 2018 07:52 UTC