Rafa Nadal will lead a list of six Top10 in Barcelona

first_imgThe top of an periodThe 2020 version of Trophy Depend of Godó it will open a new period since in 2021 there will be a change in the administration and exploitation of the event after greater than thirty years with the multinational IMG. The brand new accountable will be the Barcelona company Tennium, after the event proprietor, the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona, Open a tender in the center of final yr. The financial situations of the brand new settlement are unknown, however will be in power throughout three years, between 2021 and 2023.This has additionally been the final version that has been sponsored by the Barcelona’s city corridor (round a million euros) and should be renewed.An important half is the tip of the sponsorship of Banc Sabadell, That offers title to the event. This sponsorship additionally ends in this version. The RCT Barcelona stated in its day that each events wish to proceed their relationship, which has lasted for greater than a decade, however the settlement has not but been renewed. Relating to worldwide illustration, the veteran Japanese participant stands out Kei Nishikori (nº31 of the World Rating), twice winner in Barcelona, ​​with the younger Russian Karen Khachanov (15), the Italian Fabio Fognini (11), the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (16), the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime or the French Lucas Pouille (nº58).Additionally current will be the 2 revelations of this yr, the Chilean Cristian Garin, 23 years previous (nº18), winner this yr in Córdoba (Argentina) and Rio, and the Russian Andrei Rublev (nº14), additionally 23, winner in Qatar and Adelaide.The event will pay tribute this yr, it will be the second, to Manolo Santana for his victory in 1970 in which he beat the Australian Rod laver by 6-4, 6-Three and 6-4. That very same yr, forming a couple with the Australian Lew Hoad, they beat the built-in by Rod Laver and the ill-fated Andrés Gimeno; one thing that solely ten gamers have achieved in the historical past of the event.There will even be a posthumous tribute to Andrés Gimeno throughout the days of competitors. The legendary tennis participant died on October 9 of final yr at 82 years after a lengthy sickness.The draw for the principle draw will have the Fan Nook, in the Village of the event, on Saturday, April 27. After the suspension of the event Indian wells, the ATP has introduced that the event calendar is at present maintained pending the evolution of the scenario of the VOC-19 (coronavirus), the list of the Barcelona occasion subsequent April has already been suppliedSix gamers in the High-10 world led by Rafael Nadal, world quantity two and eleven occasions winner of the event, subsequent to the Austrian Dominic Thiem (3), who will defend final yr’s title, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (5), finalist final yr, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), finalist in 2018, the Italian Matteo Berrettini (8) – semifinalist of the US Open 2019- and the Belgian David Goffin (10), will be the nice favorites of Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2020-68º Conde de Godo Trophy, that will be disputed, until in any other case determined, of 18 to 26 subsequent April on the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona 1899 ..The financial endowment of the event rises this yr to € 2,803,265, with € 2,661,825 in prizes, which locations it as the second in the ATP 500 class, solely surpassed by the China Open held in September in Beijing (€ 3,355,900).On this manner, the person winner will obtain 515,000 euros and in doubles, the money prize for the successful couple will be 172,700 euros.With that financial endowment, which represents a rise in relation to 2019 of 2%, The event is the fifth most distinguished in Europe with out making an allowance for these of Roland Garros and Wimbledon, each belonging to the Grand Slam sequence. 4 Masters 1,000 are forward of him: Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome and Paris-Bercy.The Castellón Roberto Bautista (nº12 of the World Rating), tops the list of Spanish gamers in the High100 World Cup with Pablo Carreño (nº25), Albert Ramos (40), Fernando Verdasco (52), Pablo Andújar (54) or Feliciano López (56) – Absolute file of participations in the event with 19-.Additionally spotlight the presence with a ‘wild card’ dthe younger Murcia participant Carlos Alcaraz 16 years previous.last_img read more

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Calabar’s Taylor shines again in 400m

first_imgCalabar High’s Christopher Taylor continued his build-up for next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships with another fine display at the Digicel Youngster Goldsmith Classic at the National Stadium yesterday.Competing in the first leg of the Grand Prix series, Taylor took the lead in the Class Two 400 metres after clocking 47.18 seconds, the fastest overall time of the day in the event.Taylor, the World Youth champion for the one-lap race, was very pleased with his run.”Today, I just came out to run a cautious race and ensure I qualify for the Grand Prix finals later this month. I just followed my coach’s instructions to take things easy,” said Taylor.St Jago High’s Sean Bailey and Kingston College’s (KC) Shantamoi Brown also picked up good wins in the Class One 400m. Bailey crossed the line in 47.40 seconds to win overall ahead of teammate Leon Clarke, 48.54 seconds.Brown captured Class Three in 52.64 seconds, with Ronaldo Mighty of St Jago second overall in 53.81.Shannon Kallawan of Edwin Allen High clocked a very good season-best 59.15 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles open for girls, finishing ahead of Nicolee Foster of Holmwood Technical, 59.29, and Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker, 1.01.60.Rayon Holness, also of Edwin Allen, won his heat of the boys’ 400m hurdles in 53.11 seconds. Calabar High’s Aykeeme Francis was second in 54.01, while KC’s Orlando Smith was third overall in 54.10.SPRINT HURDLESCalabar ruled the boys’ Class One and Class Two sprint hurdles. In Class One, Pan Am representative Seanie Selvin looked a cut above his rivals clocking 13.80 seconds in a negative wind reading of 0.7 metres per second. His teammate, Lafranz Campbell, 14.16; and KC’s Orlando Smith, 14.31; were second and third, respectively.Dejour Russell topped the Class Two 110m hurdles in 14.11 ahead of teammates Michael Stevens (14.25) and Orlando Bennett, 14.28.KC’s Davion Williams had a big win in the Class Three 100m hurdles as he hit the line in 13.70 seconds. Calabar’s Schavan Carr was second in 14.05 with third going to Cardo Bailey of Jamaica College in 14.18.Holmwood Technical’s Gabrielle McDonald won the Class One girls’ 100m hurdles in 13.94 seconds beating teammate Nicolee Foster (14.01) and Camperdown’s Rushelle Burton, 14.05.Vere Technical took the first two places in Class Two as Amoi Brown captured the event in 14.30 with Roxan Foster second in 14.45.Hydel High’s Donna Ray Lee topped Class Three 80m hurdles in 11.53 ahead Lisandra Brown of Edwin Allen, 11.5, and Vere’s Codesha Lewis, 11.64.Edwin Allen’s Saleel Myles won the Class Four 70m hurdles in 10.97 seconds. St Jago’s Dayshanae Hall (11.11) was second and Patreece Clarke, also of Edwin Allen, third in 11.50.last_img read more

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Lakers add veteran Michael Beasley to revamped roster

first_imgFILE – In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, left, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. In a deal announced Monday, July 23, 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Michael Beasley to a one-year contract, adding the veteran forward to their revamped core around LeBron James.The Lakers announced the deal Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Beasley averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last year in a productive season with the New York Knicks, his sixth NBA franchise in 10 years in the league.The former No. 2 overall pick was James’ teammate during the 2013-14 season with the Miami Heat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Beasley joins Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee in Los Angeles’ offseason signings around James, who left Cleveland for the Lakers in free agency. Beasley’s 6-foot-9 ranginess and versatility fit the stated desire of Lakers boss Magic Johnson for resourceful, multitalented veterans rather than role players. Nowitzki officially signed for record 21st season with Mavs 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 View commentscenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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Poor Liberia—Again Ranked at the Bottom in Infrastructure Worldwide

first_imgThis newspaper has often asked the question, what kind of people are we?This question becomes even more relevant today as the latest report on Liberia by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reveals the alarming report that our 169-year-old nation, Africa’s oldest Republic, is still lingering in rank at the bottom of the global infrastructure index—both social and physical.The IMF’s 2016 Report on Liberia shows that the country’s scores on infrastructure, including social and physical, “are below the average of member states of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).”In his Keynote Address to the Liberian Religious Community last Saturday, Observer Publisher Kenneth Y. Best lamented that in terms of all aspects of development, Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent republic, was lagging behind most, if not all, of the newly independent African nations.Here we are now, rated by one of our country’s closest development partners, the IMF, as “low” in the quality of infrastructure in two of the most vital areas, education and health. Where can any country go without a healthy population? Nowhere! Where can any country go without an educated population? The answer is obvious, especially as far as it concerns our children and our strong, able-bodied young men and women, mentioned in Mr. Best’sAddress last Saturday, “selling [chewing gum], towels and other trivialities on the streets when they should be in school, on the farm or in a technical institute learning a trade.”Education and health are considered part of our “social infrastructure.” But what of our physical infrastructure, such as our roads and bridges? Alas, here again, the IMF states that Liberia is “much worse than the average ECOWAS countries, and among the lowest in the world.”How is all this possible after 11 years of this Administration, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is arguably the most educated person—Harvard graduate and all—ever to sit in the Mansion as President? She is, moreover, one who in her professional career, acquired great experience working with the Liberian government (Finance Minister), in the Bretton Woods institutions, specifically the World Bank and the United Nations, as Director General of the UN Development Program (UNDP).For this IMF revelation to be coming in the last months of her two-term presidency is a very sad commentary on her leadership. But the IMF Report said more. “Liberia’s public capital per capita was still the lowest in the region, despite much investment in public spending through donor funding.”Two quick questions here: first, what has been happening to the country’s own self-generating financial resources, produced from iron ore, rubber, coffee and cocoa sales; and from the substantial income-generating state enterprises such as the Forestry Development Authority, the National Port Authority, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, the National Oil Company of Liberia, the National Social Security Corporation and from the Liberia Maritime Authority? The second question is, what happened to the huge amounts of money pumped in, as the IMF Report firmly stated, by donor funding?Just in order for us Liberians to know what really happened in the past 11 years we need an audit of this Administration. This, we must emphatically state, is not punitive (castigatory or punishing). But we need to know what really happened. This is only intended to educate the Liberian people and the incoming administration about what happened in the economy in the past 11 years. The purpose here is to ensure that we do not repeat the same mistakes that have bedeviled (mercilessly plagued) Liberia since the 1920s and perilously continued the vicious and debilitating circle of mismanagement and failure. No! Liberia MUST move forward. Here is the challenge to every one of us—to elect in the coming 2017 elections a president and members of the House of Representatives who are not only capable of good governance, but honest and wholly committed to pursue the highest interests of the Liberian people.As the little six-year-old boy, Chris Saydee, told the Monrovia City Hall audience last Saturday, “We need a Moses to lead Liberia forward.”Who will that Moses be? The answer lies in our careful examination of each presidential candidate, to determine the most honest, the most capable, the most spiritually and patriotically committed to lift our beleaguered country out of poverty and backwardness and set her on the path to development and prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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AG’s silence “unacceptable” – Nandlall

first_imgLocal law schoolSeveral weeks have passed since Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has said anything about plans to set up a local law school here. In fact, his predecessor, Anil Nandlall, is questioning the Minister’s sudden silence on the matter and has described this action as “unacceptable”.The Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) said in a scathing statement on Sunday that the AG’s information about the process still did not seem to add up, and hinted that he may be untruthful about it. The MP again also rubbished claims made by Williams that Guyana received permission.Nandlall noted that the Council of Legal Education (CLE) met over a week ago in Barbados, and the AG attended. Having attended the meeting of the Council where the matter was scheduled to be addressed, the AG is obliged to inform the nation on the outcome, Nandlall insisted.The former AG recalled that Williams resolutely maintained in the media that Guyana was granted permission to establish a local law school. This contention of the AG was, however, contradicted by the Chairman of the Council, Reginald Armour, who revealed that there was no record to prove that the CLE ever granted Guyana any such permission to set up a local law school.“Both the Chairman of the CLE and the AG told us that the matter was placed on the agenda for the Council meeting, which took place last week. A week after, we have not heard a word from the AG, who was hitherto very vociferous and emphatic on his position that the Council granted Guyana permission. He doggedly held firm to this position, notwithstanding his inability to produce any evidence of this alleged permission,” Nandlall recalled.Nandlall also pointed out that former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, was dragged into the issue, as Williams had stated that the former Chancellor had knowledge of this alleged permission. However, Justice Singh later denied having any such knowledge.Only recently, Nandlall told <<>> that the said issue was a straightforward one that has been made ambiguous, complex and confusing by the alleged lies being peddled by his successor, who has, in fact, given several different statements regarding the same issue.One major concern for Nandlall is the move taken by Williams to proceed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with what he described as two unrecognised institutions.The CLE did indicate that Guyana was not granted permission although the AG declared several times that Guyana did obtain permission in 2017.Williams has attacked CLE Chairman Armour, claiming that he (Armour) responded to a request from Nandlall to have the matter of Guyana establishing a law school put on the CLE agenda.While the AG has named Guyana’s committee for the setting-up of the law school, he said he was not yet ready to inform the CLE.When contacted on Monday for a comment on the issue, Williams told this newspaper that he planned to hold a press conference to discuss that issue, among other things. He could not provide a date for the press conference.Government announced in January 2017, it would start a project to establish the JOF Haynes Law School of the Americas. This school is being established through a public-private partnership between the Government of Guyana, the Law School of the Americas (LCA) and the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), and will add to the existing options available to holders of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).last_img read more

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East Bank Berbice road project set for year-end completion

first_imgAs the $1.2 billion East Bank Berbice (EBB) road project is nearing completion, 2.1 kilometres of the first layer of paved asphalt surface of the planned five kilometres has been completed.Resident Engineer, Joel Tucker told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that this covers the stretch of road from Everton to Edinburgh and the section in Islington. The remaining 2.9 kilometres of asphalt surface will commence shortly.Tucker said despite challenges with the May/June rains, the exercise whichWorks ongoing at Glasgow culvertcommenced in August 2017, will be completed by the end of this year.“Presently, we’re 50 per cent in terms of asphalt placed. It was difficult for us to place our sub-base during rainy weather, so now that the rains have eased up, we’ve begun most of our sub-base work in the Glasgow and Heathburn area,” Tucker explained.Some 1.9 kilometres of the base layer and the final layer of asphalt are slated for completion in Glasgow. Preparations are underway to begin the final layer of asphalt in the Edinburgh, Everton and Islington areas shortly.Construction of the culvert at Baptiste Turn, Edinburgh is finished and another at Glasgow is approximately 90 per cent complete. The remaining structures to beSome of the LED lights installed along a roadway at Everton, EBBdone are the bridges at Gay Park, Edinburgh and recently-added Everton.“We’re now driving piles for the bridge at the Everton location and that is scheduled to be completed at the end of November. It’s possible that we’ll complete the roadworks as scheduled but we may not complete all the structures before the end of the year,” the resident engineer underlined.The safety features such as guardrails and road signage will also be completed. Meanwhile, the removal of utilities is almost completed with some minor Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) utilities remaining.Additionally, a total of 120 light-emitting diodes (LED) roadway lighting fixtures were installed between Stanleytown and Everton Village in August.This multimillion-dollar venture is being executed by the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Special Project Unit utilising its own equipment and employing residents from the EBB area.last_img read more

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Backcountry Backpack to School

first_imgBackcountry Backpack to School is brought to you by Backcountry, helping you enjoy the great outdoors, Energeticcity.ca, everything Fort St. John and Moose FM, 100.1% Fort St. John. – Advertisement -do the rest.  This year we are not looking for backpacks, only cash donations.Then we’ll take that $30 donation and with the help of Backcountry, provide a child in School District 60 with a backpack valued at over $80 and fill it full of supplies.Make a donation online below, or at Backcountry located on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John.You have until September 11th, 2009 to make a donation and then all the money will be used to purchase backpacks and supplies, which will be donated to students in School District 60.Advertisement Backcountry Backpack to School is here for another year!  We are looking for your help to make sure every child in School District 60 goes back to school with all the supplies they need.All you have to do is make a donation of at least $30 at Backcountry or online by clicking on the donation button below.  Then, we’lllast_img read more

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Memorial Day closings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2BANKS: Banks and financial markets will be closed. TRASH: Trash will be picked up on a regular schedule in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. STORES: Most malls and supermarkets will be open. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: GOVERNMENT: Federal, state, county and city offices, courts, libraries and animal shelters will be closed today, and the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail. SCHOOLS: Schools will be closed. TRANSIT: Buses and subways in Los Angeles and city buses in Santa Clarita will run on a Sunday schedule. Metrolink, Santa Clarita commuter buses and Antelope Valley Transit Authority buses, commuter and Dial-a-Ride buses will not run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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When Juve were forced to sell Cannavaro, Ibrahimovic and Vieira in same summer

first_img 7 7 7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (striker) sold to Inter for £16.7m – Ibrahimovic joined Inter, the club where his idol Ronaldo played, and had an equally devastating impact. In his final year at the club he top scored with 25 goals and was sold to Barcelona in for £40m in 2009. 7 Emerson (midfielder) and Fabio Cannavaro (defender) were sold to Real Madrid for a combined £13.7m – Emerson spent just a season at Real before he was sold to Milan, but Cannavaro lasted a little longer and was very popular. Both won the Liga in their first season, while the defender also picked up the Ballon d’Or in recognition for his outstanding displays where he led Italy to the World Cup. Cannavaro won another league title before leaving in 2009 and returning to Juventus. 7 Some of them stayed, but a lot of Juventus players wanted out of the club in 2006.This was because of the Italian match fixing scandal that stunned fans across the world when mass corruption was uncovered and Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and Reggina were implicated.A network of communication between key men at these clubs and referee orgnasitions revealed that pressure was being applied in order to receive preferential treatment for their clubs. Juve were hit worst with relegation to Serie B and their 2005 and 2006 title wins being stripped from them as well as being deducted nine points after appeal.Giorgio Cheillini, Gianluigi Buffon, Pavel Nedved, David Trezeguet, Alessandro Del Piero and Mauro Camoranesi remained, but some big names were sold for very cheap prices. Patrick Vieira (midfielder) sold to Inter for £6.5m – Under Roberto Mancini, Vieira won two league titles at Inter and one under Jose Mourinho before, at 33, he moved to Man City in 2010 to play under Mancini again. 7 7 Lilian Thuram (defender) sold to Barcelona for £4.5m – Thuram was 34 when Barcelona signed him and even though they were European champions, it wasn’t the Barca we know today. There were reports of dressing room unrest under Frank Rijkaard and Thuram retired in 2008 having been diagnosed with a heart condition. Gianluca Zambrotta (full-back) sold to Barcelona for £11m – Zambrotta joined Juve in 1999 and only spent two years in Spain before returning to Italy to play for Milan in 2008. The full-back joined along with Ronaldinho. Adrian Mutu (striker) sold to Fiorentina for £5.5m – At Fiorentina he began well and both Mutu and Luca Toni formed a good partnership, top scoring with 16 goals each. However, in 2010 he was banned for nine months for doping and later sold to Cesena in 2011. Manager Fabio Capello resigned and took over at Real Madrid – This was Capello’s second spell in charge of Real Madrid and it was successful even if relations between player and manager didn’t always seem smooth. The club won the league in 2007 for the first time since 2003 but Capello was sacked. He later took the England manager job.last_img read more

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RESULT FROM DONEGAL SOUTH WEST – NO CAMP WINS

first_imgPEOPLE in Donegal South West voted No, official results show.The valid poll showed 54.95% against the Fiscal Treaty – and 45.05% voting in favour of it.It also showed 26,465 people voted – with a total valid poll of 26,328.  RESULT FROM DONEGAL SOUTH WEST – NO CAMP WINS was last modified: June 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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