Oceania Weightlifters to Rio named

first_imgMen:Samoa – Nevo Ioane (62kg category)Australia – Simplice Ribouem (94kg category)New Zealand – Richard Patterson (85kg category)Fiji – Manueli Tulo (56kg category)Kiribati – David Katoatau (105kg category)Nauru – Elson Brechtefeld (56kg category)American Samoa: Tanumafili Jungblut (94kg category)PNG -Morea Baru (62kg) categoryWomen:Samoa – Mary Opeloge (75kg category)Australia – Tia-Clair Toomey (58kg category)New Zealand – Tracey Lambrechs (+75kg category)Fiji – Apolonia Vaivai (69kg category)Solomon Islands – Jenly Wini (58kg category)Cook Islands – Luisa Peters (+75kg category)Marshall Islands – Mathlynn Sasser (58kg categorylast_img

Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In the second set, Halep surrendered a 3-2 lead with a service break in the sixth game, but went on to break serve again in the ninth game. At 40-0 in the final game, Halep won with a clean forehand winner down the line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Halep only had to reach the final this week in Beijing — and not lose to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the final — to knock Garbine Muguruza from the top spot.Svitolina was ousted by unseeded Caroline Garcia of France in a marathon quarterfinal encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHalep will play the winner of the semifinal between Garcia and 12th-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. The Romanian will be looking for her second title of the year after winning in Madrid.Ostapenko entered the semifinal without the loss of a set during the week. But Halep dominated the first set, breaking Ostapenko’s serve in the first game at love. She cemented her lead with another break in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead to serve out the set. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Simon Halep of Romania celebrates defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Lativa to secure her world number one ranking after the women’s singles semi-final match in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Simona Halep beat ninth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 Saturday in the China Open semifinals to guarantee the Romanian will take over the top ranking for the first time in her career.Halep could have reached the No. 1 ranking earlier this year but was upset in the French Open final by Ostapenko in their first career meeting.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson blasts FEU, takes solo thirdlast_img read more

Australian aircraft dropped first bombs in Syria

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has confirmed that Australian aircraft have dropped bombs on ISIS targets in Syria for the first time. The mission was initiated two days ago. “An Australian hornet fighter aircraft destroyed a Daesh armoured personnel carrier with a precision guided missile,” Mr Andrews said.“This is part of our logical extension in the fight against Daesh to operate not just over northern Iraq but also to operate over eastern Syria in order to degrade and destroy the Daesh forces.”News of the incident first broke with a statement issued by the Combined Joint Task Force office in control of Operation Inherent Resolve — the allied bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.Russia is reportedly renovating an old Syrian air base to hold its own military aircraft in support of the embattled regime of Syria’s President Assad, and will likely make coalition operations against Islamic State all the more complex.“Our aircraft are operating on an almost daily basis,” Mr Andrews continued.“The Hornets at the moment, the wedge tail command-and-control aircraft and the refueller.“Because this was the first mission that has actually been successful over eastern Syria, I thought it was important to advise of it.”Mr Andrews said he would be providing a full ministerial update on Australia’s operations in the Middle East in the parliament today.Following Malcolm Turnbull’s election as Prime Minister, there has been speculation that Education Minister Christopher Pyne will get the Defence portfolio. Source: NEWS.com.au, Sky Newslast_img read more