Alex Eala reacts during her match against Israel’s Shavit Kimchi in the first round of their junior girls’ singles match at the 2020 Australian Open. Photo taken from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook Filipino rising star Alex Eala is off to a great start in her campaign in the junior girls’ singles of the 2020 Australian Open. Eala, a promising scholar at Rafael Nadal Academy, got things going with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 win over Shavit Kimchi of Israel on Sunday at Melbourne Park. The 14-year-old Eala advanced to the second round and will face Julia Belgraver of France. Belgraver fashioned out a comeback victory over hometown bet Mia Repac, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in her opening round assignment. Eala and Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho will make their debut in the junior girls’ doubles against the duo of Russia’s Elina Avanesyan and Ukraine’s Liubov Kostenko on Monday. … [Read more...] about Alex Eala enters 2nd round of junior Australian Open
PETALING JAYA: Struggling with dozens of puppies in urgent need of homes, canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) is seeking ways to get them adopted. "If we don't rehome them now, they will grow into dogs soon and chances of adoption will be very slim after that," said MDDB adoption coordinator Christine Lai. Luckily, a veterinary clinic in Petaling Jaya has given MDDB space to hold an adoption drive on Sunday (March 7). The adoption drive, from 11am to 5pm, will be held outside Gasing Veterinary Hospital in Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya. "We are thankful for this and hope all our pups will find homes," said Lai. She said MDDB will have 20 puppies ranging from the age of five to three months at the adoption drive. Most of the puppies have been vaccinated at least once and are in good and robust health, said Lai. She added that it has been difficult for MDDB without adoption drives as it is at these events that funds are … [Read more...] about Puppies up for adoption near Gasing Veterinary Hospital
It’s shaping up as one of the most intriguing guests lists of the year: which family members will be invited to celebrate Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming 90th birthday with the billionaire expat media mogul? And even more tantalising, given the endless Machiavellian machinations within the all-powerful family , is the prospect of who will actually show up. Will his son James Murdoch be there? James and his wife Kathryn publicly cast shade on Rupert in January with stinging criticism of one of his most precious personal possessions - his media empire . However I have been assured by well-placed sources that they were very much involved in top secret plans to mark the patriarch’s birthday milestone. READ MORE: James Murdoch makes statement in the style of his dramatic departure from News Corp Murdoch family discord plays out publicly James Murdoch breaks ranks over 'climate change denial' News Corp boss hits out at 'muck-spreading' by Murdoch media rivals Fierce … [Read more...] about ‘Family always comes first’: Who will turn up to Rupert Murdoch’s 90th birthday?
After spending a night in a Rakiura Track hut with the “toughest bed bugs known to mankind”, a Wellington man wants the Department of Conservation to alert people with bookings about the infestation. Dave, who did not want his surname used, arrived at the North Arm Hut on Monday, and was woken by trampers stomping and scrambling to shake off the critters. . The ranger had told everyone the hut had been treated for the bugs but some people chose to sleep in particularly affected bunks anyway, he said. Later that night, people were shaking their gear in the kitchen in a panic, Dave said. READ MORE: Compensation for Auckland student who rented a room infested with bed bugs Ash from Australian bushfires contaminates water supplies in Fiordland, Stewart Island Stewart Island community comes to the aid after boat overturned The people who had chosen to sleep in the kitchen, rather than the bed bug bunks, ended up sleeping outside. DOC Rakiura operations manager Ren … [Read more...] about Stewart Island visitor disappointed by visit to bed bug infested DOC hut on Rakiura Track
As bouncebacks go, this was a dandy. Dan Shamir’s New Zealand Breakers had lost five of their first six games of an inauspicious Australian NBL season, including their last four on the bounce heading into Saturday’s clash against the Adelaide 36ers at John Cain Arena. They had also seen starting centre Rob Loe return home to New Zealand permanently for personal reasons and star import signing Lamar Patterson go down with a knee injury that will sideline him for at least a month. What’s more, they had opened the self-contained one-round NBL Cup being staged in Melbourne – though with results also counting towards overall standings – with back-to-back double-figure defeats that left coach Shamir despairing where the necessary improvements were going to come from. READ MORE: Breakers produce first-half onslaught to demolish Adelaide 36ers Season on the brink? Breakers reeling as Lamar Patterson sidelined with knee injury Sydney Kings shake off slow start to inflict … [Read more...] about Webster brothers supreme as bounceback NZ Breakers rack up the NBL records