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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65 Percent of Citizens Disappointed in Lawmakers

first_imgIn April and May this year, NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development conducted a public opinion poll on citizens’ perception of the 73 lawmakers of the 53rd Legislature.Eddie D. Jarwolo told a news conference yesterday in Monrovia that the survey targeted 2, 800 registered voters, with respondents comprising 1, 640 males (57 percent) and 1, 220 females (43 percent) from 20 of the 73 electoral districts in nine of the 15 counties.The counties are Montserrado, Bong, Margibi, Lofa, Nimba, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, and Grand Gedeh, from which the survey targeted registered voters.Mr. Jarwolo said the poll was conducted to understand voters’ perception of lawmakers and issues they want those seeking office to address, as well as to design a civic engagement program.“With five months to the presidential and legislative elections, the perception of citizens of members of the legislature is negative,” Jarwolo said.He said 65 percent of the respondents expressed disappointment with the current lawmakers in relation to their functions.Overall, he said 28 percent of the respondents have a favorable opinion of lawmakers, with seven percent responding “They do not know.”“Of the respondents, 66 percent said they would vote during the October 10 election, while 34 percent are undecided, with majority of them being women,” the NAYMOTE executive director said.On security, he said 59 percent of the respondents said they are satisfied with the current security environment as the country goes to elections, but three percent said they are unsure.“With respect to their development needs, 80 percent of respondents identified education, the economy and health as the most important issues they care about and want political parties or representative candidates to address when they are elected,” Mr. Jarwolo told the crowded news conference.He said the poll was conducted using a “phone-bank” system of over 9,235 names and contact details of registered voters in the 73 electoral districts.The 2,680 respondents were randomly selected by eight trained enumerators in random sampling methodology to conduct the survey, he added.According to Mr. Jarwolo, the 2011 elections witnessed a low turnout in the runoff, during which the retention rate of lawmakers was 34 percent, “meaning that the majority of the representatives who contested for re-election were rejected at the polls by the voters.”Similarly, Mr. Jarwolo said of the 13 senators who ran in the 2014 special senatorial election, only two were re-elected.He said with the findings revealing that 65 percent of registered voters are dissatisfied with the performance of the current lawmakers, “they need to do more work to convince the voters that they should be re-elected.”NAYMOTE promotes citizens’ understanding of the democratic process and the long-term benefits of their participation in the process. Established in 2001 by student leaders and activists, the institution is one of the leading grassroots organizations promoting democracy, peace building, human rights and civic engagement.The institution has since its inception initiated programs to foster political accountability, by making elected leaders more accessible, responsible and accountable to the electorates. NAYMOTE also seeks to  build the capacity of local leaders to be effective in service delivery; increase youth and women’s participation in the decision-making processes and conduct research on citizens’ perceptions on the work of the lawmakers.NAYMOTE has also produced publications on youth participation in local government, a legislative guide to organize town hall meetings, fostering social accountability and a civic and voter’s education guide.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Mr. Jarwolo: “The objective of the poll is to understand the perception of voters about the lawmakers…”last_img read more

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