Feliciano: “There is a possibility that the Mutua Madrid Open will be held at the end of the year”

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant and director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Feliciano López, assured that there is “a small likelihood” that the Madrid event will be held at the “end of the 12 months”, Though he acknowledged that it is a “small” choice with out providing the hypothetical dates of the solely Masters 1000 that is held in Spain.The toledano regretted that the Mutua Madrid Open can not be held at these dates, it was scheduled from Might 1 to 10, however he left the door open for a calendar readjustment at the end of the season. “There is a small likelihood that it will be held at the end of the 12 months. It is small,” Feliciano stated in his interview on Antena 3’s ‘El Hormiguero’.“If we will’t do it, it will be subsequent 12 months. We’re very unhappy, however everybody has been very understanding with the determination. From the gamers, sponsors, and so forth., as a result of the very first thing is well being, “added the director of the Mutua Madrid Open, whose place premiered final 12 months giving the substitute to the legendary Manolo Santana. Additional, Feliciano López highlighted the “nice job” he has had today with the group of the digital event that Murray and Bertens have received. “We did a event that has been a nice success with top-level gamers taking part in from house. Bertens is the present royal champion. He has received it in each methods, “he pressured.On the different hand, the manchego participant stated that he doesn’t belief that tennis can recuperate its exercise quickly. “I’m not very optimistic as a result of tennis has a large drawback that different sports activities don’t have. It is a very international sport. Gamers from many alternative international locations participate in the identical event, “he stated.“The world must be fully open so that all tennis gamers can transfer freely. We have now to be positive that we will all compete equally of circumstances. It will not be honest for a Spanish, for instance, to journey to a event and an American, no. I feel that the tennis gamers will be one of the final to recuperate exercise, “he settled.Lastly, the present Davis Cup champion was requested about how he is residing the confinement on this time of coronavirus. “One of the optimistic issues that I’ve discovered has been having fun with being at house greater than two weeks in a row. It is one thing that I’ve not been in a position to do for 20 years in my life. I need to get one thing good out of this troublesome second, “he stated.last_img read more

No. 3 Duke rolls past Miami

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Chris Lykes, who scored in double figures in 24 of Miami’s previous 27 games, finished with four points on 1-of-15 shooting while being hounded by Jones. The Hurricanes trailed by 25 when he hit his only bucket.Anthony Lawrence and Ebuka Izundu scored 15 points each for the Hurricanes (12-16, 4-12). They have lost nine of 12 and haven’t won a road game in more than 12 months.“For the first time all season, I thought our emotions were maybe a little bit out of control,” coach Jim Larranaga said. “We couldn’t calm ourselves down to make a free throw or a shot or make a good pass or good decision.”BIG PICTUREMiami: Asking the depleted Hurricanes to snap their yearlong road losing streak at Cameron seemed like a tall order — even against a Duke team missing its headliner. Miami fell to 0-9 on the road this season, 0-8 in the conference and were playing four days after blowing a 10-point lead in the final 2 minutes of a loss at Wake Forest. It’s effectively come to this for the Hurricanes — either win at Virginia Tech next week, or carry their road slide into 2019-20.Duke: Barrett averages an ACC-best 23.3 points, has led the league in scoring virtually all season and has shouldered the scoring load in Williamson’s absence. Barrett entered averaging 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists while shooting 51 percent, and with his godfather — two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash — sitting behind the Duke bench, he finished three assists shy of his second triple-double in two weeks.“With Zion being out, everybody kind of gets the ball more, everybody has to make more plays,” Barrett said.ZION WATCHCoach Mike Krzyzewski says there is “no time pressure” on Williamson, adding that the star freshman and second-leading scorer in the ACC “hasn’t done anything with contact” since he was injured in the opening minute of a loss to North Carolina on Feb. 21. “We’re not in any hurry or whatever,” Krzyzewski said.UP NEXT White’s struggles from 3-point range had taken on a life of their own. He hadn’t hit one since Jan. 12 at Florida State, was 0 for 10 in a loss to Syracuse two nights after that and missed all 12 he attempted in the month of February.“I haven’t gone through a stretch like that before in my life,” said White, who went 3 for 3 from 3-point range. “Towards the latter end of it, it was more surprising than anything when I’d miss because I’d felt good and I was like, ‘Why?’”When he finally swished one with 12:34 left in the first half against the Hurricanes, Cameron Indoor Stadium erupted with arguably its loudest cheers of the season and the Crazies chanted “Jack is back.”“I was really happy for him,” Barrett said, “but I had to get back on defense.”It wasn’t just a feel-good moment for White and the Blue Devils. It started the run that completely overwhelmed the Hurricanes. Starting with that shot, Duke outscored Miami 36-11 over the final 12-plus minutes of the half.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Miami: Hosts Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in its final home game.Duke: Hosts Wake Forest on Tuesday night in its home finale. After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Duke’s Jack White (41) reacts with the crowd following his 3-point basket against Miami during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Jack White took the pass from Tre Jones in the left corner, squared to the basket and launched a 3-pointer.Unlike the previous 28 he shot, this one went in.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His slump is over, and now No. 3 Duke hopes its slide is, too.The Blue Devils routed Miami 87-57 on Saturday behind 19 points and 10 rebounds from RJ Barrett and 19 points from fellow freshman Cameron Reddish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith national player of the year candidate Zion Williamson sidelined for a third straight game with a mild right knee sprain, Duke (25-4, 13-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed and shot 57 percent to bounce back from its second loss in three games — which coincided with Williamson’s injury.“Everyone plays their part in the team and does their thing, but our focus right now is to get Zion healthy and get everyone healthy and feeling good,” White said. “Just trying to have everyone playing their best basketball by that point. But you know, it’s not just about me — it’s a team effort.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Port Truckers Threaten Go-slow Action

first_imgThe Port Truckers Association of Liberia (PTAL), which transports containers loaded with goods of various kinds to stores and other areas, has threatened to get on a go-slow.If this happens, economists have predicted that there might be a slowdown in the day-to-day economic running of the country as these container trucks transports the basic daily consumption goods to the grocery shops and stores, including supermarkets around the country.Addressing a press conference over the weekend in Monrovia, Mr. William R. Dewalt, president of the PTAL, said for the past two weeks they have been facing problem with the loading process in the port.Dewalt noted that the APM Terminal and the Liberian government went into a 25-year lease agreement, which he noted the company has the right to control the discharging and charging all vessels that come within the port as well as control the movement of containers and discharging of vessels and loading trucks at the port.According to him, for the past weeks, APM Terminal has being delaying in discharging/loading trucks, “all because they do not have good machines at the port and they are making lot of money from the business communities at that port.”He said presently only one machine APM Terminal was using to serve other consignees and leaving members of PTAL. “This is impeding our progress to reach our customers, who distribute to the lowest echelon of the consuming public in the economy,” he added.The president of PTAL disclosed that, APM Terminal issues them loading slip and added that if one has two containers to remove from the port on the same day, but because APM Terminal is slow to load owning to all their machines being broken down and in their garage, their trucks will sit in the port for six to seven hours before one is loaded. “Sometimes, we even sit there until the next day to be loaded by one machine that APM Terminal is now using,” Dewalt added.He stated it even becomes worse when a containers ship is docked at the port, because APM Terminal is only using a single machine, all their trucks will be parked until the containers are off loaded and loaded from and to the vessel.He said the things that exacerbated their anger is APM Terminal charges them for storage and when they are not loaded because of the company’s fault, they are still asked to pay the fee the next day even though it is not their fault to be delayed.“All of these delays have an effect not only on truckers but also consigning and consumers, because if the consigning pay additional storage fees they will increase they product on the Market as the result the economy begins to get tough,” Dewalt stressed.“We have called on them on numerous occasions to be flexible in the process but they have refused. We have been holding back but it has now reached a point where we will have to go on a go-slow even though we do not want to go-slow in our economy,” he said.Dewalt disclosed that they had planned to go-slow today, Monday. However, he said looking at how the economy is now regressing daily, they thought it wise to inform the public, including the Liberian Government and if nothing concrete is done to get things moving fast as it relates to loading their trucks, they are going to definitely result to their go-slow action.When contacted Saturday, July 12, APM Terminal promised to get to us the same day; but up to press time, APM Terminal did not get back to us.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UL Launches Entrepreneurship Minor Program

first_imgPartial view of the some of the students at the official launch of the Entrepreneurship Minor Program at the ULDr. Wilhemina Jallah admonishes students to be job creators, not just seekersThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hope for Women International health center, Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, has admonished students of the University of Liberia, particularly students of the Department of Business and Public Administration of the A. Romeo Horton College of Business Administration, to be creators of jobs and not job seekers.Dr. Jallah made the call over the weekend at the official launch of the Entrepreneurship Minor Program, which is now part of the university’s curriculum, when she called on students to take advantage of the entrepreneurship program before graduation.The program is intended to add new skills to the university’s business students to encourage and equip them to be self-sufficient before graduation.Dr. Wilhemina Jallah speaks to students at the University of Liberia to take advantage of the entrepreneurship program before graduation“I want you to see yourselves as job creators and not seekers before graduation. I want to encourage you to keep your dream tight by sacrificing for the establishment of your own small businesses and also learn to work with trusted people,” Dr. Jallah said.“Remember in our Liberian society there is this ‘crab in the bucket mentality’ by some people who don’t want you to succeed in your business; as a result they will always fight to bring you down by destroying your business,” Dr. Jallah cautioned students.Professor Geegbae A. Geegbae, Vice President for Institutional Planning and Development at the University of Liberia, said the program is designed for students who want to become entrepreneurs, “because entrepreneurship education is a continuous learning process of humanity looking at the markets, and is a key driver of any nation’s economy.”Professor Geegbae indicated that the innovation started as far back as 2012 following a visit President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made to the Netherlands, specifically at the Tilburg University, where she lobbied for the opportunity to include an entrepreneurship program at the UL.He said the Entrepreneurship Minor Program will require all Business College students at the University of Liberia and other colleges to see it as an opportunity to be creators of businesses, hence job opportunities for their compatriots.Professor Geegbae said the program will also cater to other university graduates who desire to improve their skills and expand their horizons into entrepreneurship and obtain professional certificates while at it.He said that the Entrepreneurship Minor Program will be open to even high school graduates with WAEC certificates.The launch of the Entrepreneurship Minor Program, which was approved for inclusion in the University of Liberia curriculum, was also graced by students from non business related departments.Meanwhile, students of the University of Liberia thanked Cllr. Edward Goba and the A. Romeo Horton College of Business Administration professors for the new innovation at the state-owned university.They have, meanwhile, assured the UL faculty of taking advantage of the new Entrepreneurship Minor Program at the university to start preparing for a better future, before and after graduation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

First Lady urges women to use home management skills to make money

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Monday said that in the absence of academic qualifications, women can use the skills they acquire in the management of their homes to make money.Granger was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of her one-week Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop, being held at the Regional Boardroom, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).“I have heard too many women talk about the fact that their partners will tell them they don’t bring anything in the house, so they have no value, but I am saying that you are managing that household, you’re a counsellor to the children and the husband, you’re a big financial executive in the place…I want to urge women, particularly our younger women, those who might not have the academic qualifications, you have skills,” Granger is quoted by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency as telling the 51 participants.She emphasised that women contribute significantly to their homes as managers, which calls for a range of skills. Those skills, she said, could easily be used to make money, especially if they obtain a certificate as proof.The First Lady impressed upon the participants, who were predominantly female, that the workshop will help them to develop their money-making skills. She said that once participants fulfil the requirements of the workshop and attend dutifully, they will obtain the skills necessary to operate a business.While reminding that everyone is excited about oil and gas, Mrs Granger emphasised that persons working in that industry have to eat and skilled women can take advantage of this. “They require services, and what you have to do is to get yourself in there in a niche market with quality products and this is where the Small Business Bureau… and micro-finance [organisations can help you] so that you package and market whatever you produce in the best way possible,” she said.Mayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Heywood extended gratitude to the First Lady for holding the workshop in New Amsterdam.last_img read more

Wife killer jailed for 80 years

first_imgJust over one week since facing trial for his wife’s murder, Miguel “Allan” Barker was on Monday afternoon found guilty of committing the offence of murder by the unanimous decision of a 12-member jury, and was subsequently sentenced to 80 years’ imprisonment by High Court Justice Navindra Singh.The judge had started computing Barker’s sentence at a base of 60 years, but took into consideration the fact that the accused had shown no remorse when the jury returned the verdict, as he opted to maintain his innocence. Barker later changed his mind, indicating that he was “sorry for what happened,” but Justice Singh observed that Barker had premeditated the crime, as he was seen at the house of the attack on a previous occasion.State Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken, in her address to the court, reminded that six stab wounds had been inflicted upon the deceased Donessa Barker, called Vanessa. Lyken also observed that some of the wounds the woman had received were in self-defence. She drew attention to the instrument that was used, and noted that a 4-year-old child is left without a mother, while the woman’s relatives are still dealing with the open emotional wounds they had sustained from Donessa Barker’s death.In a plea of mitigation, defence attorney Maxwell McKay said his client is a father and is a “very religious person”. However, Justice Singh added 10 years to the sentence for premeditation, and another 10 years for the case being a domestic violence matter.After the sentence was announced, the woman’s relatives were seen sobbing and consoling each other, while Barker was led off into custody with no show of emotion.The convicted murderer and his late spouse Donessa had shared a rocky relationship, which included extensive arguments, multiple allegations of infidelity, and reported physical violence. Things escalated on the evening of April 29, 2015 when Barker dropped a knife after threatening his wife late that night, and climaxed the following afternoon when he was seen jumping out of the window after stabbing his wife to death.The woman is said to have died from incised wounds, and it was proven that she was stabbed to the chest. On the night of the crime, the Barkers were reportedly heard arguing prior to the stabbing at the Inner Bagotville, West Bank Demerara home where the couple was staying.Persons nearby had attempted to rescue the woman, and had rushed her to hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries. Her husband had however fled the scene and was found just days after at Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He had always denied that he was responsible for his wife’s killing.Before the woman’s death, the couple had been married for almost two years. The State was represented by Prosecutors Lyken, Narissa Leander and Abigail Gibbs. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

No. 39 Men’s Tennis Hosts Western Michigan and Green Bay

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – No. 39 Drake University men’s tennis team hosts Western Michigan and UW-Green Bay on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs have opened the season playing against five consecutive ranked opponents and enter the weekend with a 2-3 record. Last week, Drake nearly defeated No. 40 Dartmouth and No. 32 Harvard, falling 4-3 in both matches. The Bulldogs have yet to drop a doubles point with No. 1 Bayo Philips and Vinny Gillespie and No. 2 Ben Lott and Calum MacGeoch  both starting the season 5-0.  In singles, MacGeoch is the only Bulldog with a winning record with a 3-1 mark at No. 4. Before Western Michigan comes to Des Moines, the Broncos will take on Iowa on Friday. Western Michigan is 4-1 this season and are coming off a split last weekend against two Horizon League opponents in Green Bay and Valparaiso. The Broncos topped the Phoenix 6-1 before losing 5-2 to the Crusaders. Green Bay, who is the defending Horizon League champions, enters the weekend with a 4-2 record. Last weekend, the Phoenix went 2-1 as they opened the weekend with a 6-1 loss at Western Michigan before defeating Toledo and Butler to finish their week. The Bulldogs will go back on the road next week with a trip to No. 23 Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 14. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgOne of the biggest DJ’s in Ireland – Al Gibbs is set to rock the Pulse Venue this weekend. Al has been rocking Ireland’s most successfull radio station every week for over TEN years.Al has been beating his drum in Ireland for nearly two decades and at the ripe old age of 34 he has seen and done it all on the Irish club scene. Al has played at every major festival, club night, venue and event in Ireland and still has a lust for the job (his words not ours)2011 was a special year for Al Gibbs, as he celebrated TEN years on air with FM104 in Sept and the big names came out in their droves to congratulate him in a very special three hour anniversary show.DJ’s like Sasha, Carl Cox, and John O Callahan as well as promoters and organisations like POD and MCD extended their thanks and appreciation for the Dublin born DJ and producer.Book your VIP reservations now and don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the legendary DJ that is AL GIBBS this weekend. ALSO €3,500 to win at the Port Centre BINGO tomorrow night.HOUSEHOLD DJ AL GIBBS SET TO ROCK THE PULSE VENUE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Pulselast_img read more

Govt funding available for West Donegal fire victims

first_imgA Donegal councillor has said that the government have pledged funding for the victims of the gorse fire in West Donegal on Friday. Two houses were destroyed as dozens of firefighters alongside the community tried to tackle the blaze in Annargy.Eight units of the Donegal fire service attended the scene of the fire which was stretched out over a large area. Dozens of local people joined the cause yesterday afternoon, helping firefighters to bring the blaze under control.Speaking on Saturday, Fine Gael representative, Evelyn Sweeney said: “Help is available to families affected by yesterday’s fires.“I’ve been in touch with Minister Regina Doherty’s team and Urgent Needs Payments are now available to cover costs of food and clothing for anyone who lost their home.“There are also a range of other supports including accommodation. I’ve been in touch with Donegal County Council about this too. “I’ve reached out to some of those involved – I’m happy to help anyone who needs it.”There were no reports of anybody being injured after the two properties were destroyed.The disaster comes just a day after the local council warned people about gorse fires as temperatures soar up to 23 degrees over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.Donegal County Council urged landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar.The council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires – especially to those heading outdoors to take extra care with camping stoves, cigarettes and throw-away barbecues. Govt funding available for West Donegal fire victims was last modified: April 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

TV series: ordinary people show the way

first_img1 November 2011The third episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, featuring up-and-coming musician Brandon Phillips, community farmer Jimmy Botha, and high school with a difference The Ethembeni Enrichment Centre, broadcasts on SABC 1 at 12h30 on Sunday, 6 November.The 13-part television series promoting Brand SA’s Play Your Part campaign features inspirational stories of ordinary citizens getting out there to change the lives of others in their neighbourhoods, their communities and their cities.Brand SA has travelled the length and breadth of the country asking ordinary South Africans how they are playing their part for positive social change, in the process uncovering a range of inspirational stories to share with the nation.From humble roots, pursuing excellenceThis week, the show features Brandon Phillips, who has broken into an artistic field that was the preserve of white South Africans.As principal bassoonist for the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and winner of the inaugural Len van Zyl Conductors Competition, Phillips is the heir-apparent for the illustrious position as the orchestra’s conductor – quite a journey for the young man whose first gig was in a small ensemble in his local church in Mitchell’s Plain.The serene mountains of the Magaliesburg are a far cry from the loud sounds and hard streets of Westbury, where Jimmy Botha spent much of his youth. Farming was the unlikeliest of career paths for a city boy who had spent his adult life as a contractor for one the country’s largest telecoms corporations.But tilling the land has brought unexpected joy to Botha, who now runs the successful Tila’s Herbs farm, which has brought much needed employment opportunities for the local population.Applying the right basic principlesThe Ethembeni Enrichment Centre began its life as a response the education crisis that had crippled the country’s township schools. The idea was to provide a place for matric students who wanted to improve their marks. Today the school has over 400 students, and is a fully fledged high school teaching grades 8-12.Ethembeni’s secret seems to lie in the five basics that are strictly adhered to: 100% attendance; completion of homework; parent involvement; respect for property and people; and punctuality.Through these, Ethembeni has turned the tide on the low morale and ill-discipline that plagues so many schools in similar circumstances – in the process becoming the largest student feeder for the University of Port Elizabeth.‘Each one of us can make a difference’“There are a number of opportunities, big and small, where each and every one of us can make a positive difference in the communities in which we live and operate,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said at the launch of the new show.The TV series “will lift the spirits and inspire all South Africans with examples of how their fellow citizens are creating a South Africa we can all be proud of”.Play Your Part is a social movement created by the Brand South Africa to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship. For more information, visit www.playyourpart.co.za.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more