How does the suspension of tennis affect Nadal and Djokovic?

first_imgThe announcement of the suspension of the subsequent six weeks of the ATP season could have a decisive impression on the struggle for #1 in the rating, a place presently held by the Serbian Novak Djokovic with 10,220 factors, which leads Rafa Nadal by 370, second with 9,850.With the suspension of the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells, Miami and Montecarlo and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Amongst different tournaments on the ATP calendar, Djokovic and Nadal miss a chance to defend their objectives in the standings.Djokovic misses nice likelihood to increase his lead at the high of the ATP classification, since he barely defended 45 factors in Indian Wells and 90 in Miami on arduous court docket and 180 on Montecarlo clay, 315 in all, with virtually 3,000 at stake.For his half Nadal would lose extra factors than Djokovic as a result of of this suspension. The Balearic defend 720 whole factors in these 1,000 Masters after reaching the semifinals of Indian Wells and Montecarlo and not taking part in in Miami. Nadal would lose one other 180 factors after falling in final yr’s Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell semifinals towards Dominic Thiem. 4Daniil Medvedev (RUS)5,095 PlaceTennis participantfactors 5Roger Federer (SUI)5,030 twoRafa Nadal (ESP)8,950center_img Different greats affected by the suspension can be Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem. The Swiss, who will likely be absent till June for his knee operation, will yield 1,600 factors in the standings after being a finalist in Indian Wells and champion in Miami. Equivalent quantity would lose Thiem, who gained 1,000 factors as champion of Indian Wells, added 100 between Miami and Montecarlo and achieved the 500 of champion in Godó.That is how the ATP rating can be with the suspension of tournaments oneNovak Djokovic (SRB)9,905 3Dominic Thiem (AUT)5,445last_img read more

8 Teams for 3rd Division Regional Playoff

first_imgEight out of 30 teams, over the weekend, will advance for the National 3rd Division Playoffs after preliminary battles in four venues in Maryland, Margibi, Grand Cape Mount and Nimba Counties.According to the fixture, two teams from each of the 15 counties are to compete in the first ever-decentralized preliminary rounds of the 2014 National 3rd Division Playoff.Sinoe County’s Greenville FC and White House United FC as well as River Gee’s Survival FC did not show up for their games.However, in the southeastern region at the Harper Sports pitch, Tycoon FC of Maryland County and Grandcess FC from Grand Kru County triumphed in their encounters.Margibi County’s Young Pro-G FC and Kilo FC from Grand Bassa County qualified from the South Central Region at the Kakata Sports Pitch in Margibi County. According to the Deputy Secretary General for Operations at the LFA, Emmanuel Deah, Paye FC of Rivercess County filed a protest against Kilo FC for fielding an illegal player.“If Paye FC wins the protest, she will automatically qualify and Kilo FC will drop,” Mr. Deah said.In the North Western Region, No Bad Day FC and Joy Conquerors FC, both from Montserrado County, crossed over.In the last region, Mighty Dragon FC from Bong County and Sac FC of Lofa County qualified for the Playoff.The Secretary General of the LFA, Alphonso Armah, in a telephone interview described the preliminary round as successful and said the fixture for the Playoff will be announced this weekend.He stated that in an effort to promote and develop the game, registration fees for the 3rd division Playoff, like yesteryears, have been waived.“At the end of the 3rd division’s matches at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium three teams will be promoted to 2nd division,” Armah opined.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North West man remanded on armed robbery charges

first_imgA North West District (NWD) man was on Tuesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old Marlon Carter was slapped with two robbery charges. The Police stated that on September 10, 2019, at Five Star Backdam, NWD, Region One (Barima-Waini), while being armed with a gun, Carter attempted to rob Zamal Poliah.The second charge stated that on August 24, 2019, at Five Star Backdam, he robbed Kumar Nandkumar of 58.3 pennyweight of raw gold valued $900,000.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, on the day in question, Poliah was in the company of four workers on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) heading back to camp when they were stopped by the defendant, who was armed with a gun.The defendant then instructed them to lie on the ground and hand over their valuables; when the men failed to comply, the defendant poured gasoline on them and attempted to set them alight.It was then the men tackled the defendant and disarmed him. The matter was reported.In relation to the second matter, the Prosecutor told the court that the victim was at a shop when the defendant approached him from behind and dealt him two lashes to his head with a gun and relieved him of the raw gold.The matter was reported and upon investigation, the defendant was arrested and charged.The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the serious nature of the offences and the penalties they attract.The defendant is set to make his next court appearance on November 4, 2019 at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Wednesday, April 11 Clubs: “Let’s Eat Out” Dinner What: J & J Social and Travel Club will host a “Let’s Eat Out” dinner with an optional movie following. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Outback Steakhouse, 1061 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale Meetings: Grief support meeting What: Hoffmann Hospice offers free weekly grief support meetings in the Palmdale office located at 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd. Suite N, Palmdale. Meetings are open to all in need and provide the necessary tools to aid individuals throughout the grieving process. For inquires, please call (661) 272-2355. When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd, Suite N, Palmdale Meetings: EyeOpeners Toastmasters What: You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great meeting! Toastmasters is a great way to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information, e-mail or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, 1228 W. Ave I, Lancaster Friday, April 13 Clubs: Games Snack Night What: J & J Social and Travel Club will host a cards, Pokeno and other games snack night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: The home of Joanne Marshall, 42941 15th St., West, Unit #5, Lancaster Charity: Walk for child abuse prevention What: March to prevent child abuse; bring your own banners and signs. Sponsored by Yes2Kids. The walk is free. Walkers will meet at 10th Street West and Ave K (in front of Lowe’s) and proceed from 742 West Ave K to Lancaster City Park at 40311 10th Street West. For information, call Nicki Brown at (818) 744-0083. When: 5 p.m. Where: In front of Lowe’s in Lancaster (10th West and Ave K) to Lancaster City Park Theater: Cirque Choreographer as guest artist What: Jacques Heim, choreographer of Cirque de Soleil’s “Ka,” will be featured as a guest choreographer in the Antelope Valley College Dance Department’s Dance Dimensions 2007: “Gravity Within.” Heim, who is also founder of Diavolo Dance Company, will join students and faculty members in the annual dance concert, which showcases the work of college performers. Tickets for the show will be $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and military personnel, and $10 for students or college employees. Tickets can be purchased by phone from the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Box Office, (661) 723-5950. When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster Meetings: Marketing speaker at Toastmasters What: Sheryl Roush, DTM, will speak at the Advanced Toastmasters Platinum meeting. Roush has more than 32 years’ experience in graphic design, marketing and printing, coupled with 20 years as a professional speaker. Pay as you go dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting. Cost for the presentation is $35 for non-Toastmasters, $20 for non-ATM Platinum Toastmasters and $5 for ATM Platinum members. Seating is limited. RSVP to or call (661) 949-7423. When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 43901 15th St. W., Lancaster Theater: Auditions for Steve Martin comedy adaptation What: Hotfoot Productions will hold auditions for “The Underpants” in the southernmost building in the Cedar Center complex. A comedic monologue is appreciated, but not required. Scene excerpts will also be available. No experience necessary. Seeking five men and two women. The show is directed by K.M. Treanor. The show will run June 22 and 23. For more information, visit the Hotfoot Productions Web site at or e-mail When: 6:30 p.m. April 13, 4 p.m. April 14 Where: 44845 Cedar Ave., Lancaster Government: Peace Vigil What: Join us for a candlelight peace vigil. Bring candles/flashlights/signs. We start with daylight and end without. For more information contact or When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Corner of 30th St. West and Avenue I, site of the future Veterans Hospital 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster Tuesday, April 10 Clubs: League Bowling What: J & J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly league bowling night. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 9 Art Events: Peruvian artist exhibit What: Peruvian artist Claudio Jimenez Quispe will exhibit his collection of handcrafted retablos, devotional images typically placed behind an altar or table, April 9 through May 5. Admission is free. A gallery reception for the artist will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 11. For information, call the gallery at (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6215. When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday last_img read more

Coroner names victims of fatal crash near Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man and a woman who died in a collision near Chetwynd on June 24, 2016.They were Danielle Kristen Hill, aged 26, and Shawn David Taylor, aged 43, both of Chetwynd.Ms. Hill was the driver of, and Mr. Taylor the passenger in, a car which, at about 10:50 a.m. on June 24, 2016, was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on Highway 97 about five kilometres east of Chetwynd.  Both died before they could be transported to hospital.- Advertisement -The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this incident.last_img

Officials say Bush will back troop cut

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Bush will tell the nation Thursday evening that he plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by as many as 30,000 by next summer but will condition those and further cuts on continued progress, The Associated Press has learned. In a 15-minute address from the White House at 6 p.m. PDT, Bush will endorse the recommendations of his top general and top diplomat in Iraq, following their appearance at two days of hearings in Congress, administration officials said. The White House plans to issue a written status report on the troop buildup on Friday, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Bush’s speech is not yet final. Bush was rehearsing and polishing his remarks even as the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker were presenting their arguments for a second day on Capitol Hill. In the speech, the president will say he understands Americans’ deep concerns about U.S. involvement in Iraq and their desire to bring the troops home, they said. Bush will say that, after hearing from Petraeus and Crocker, he has decided on a way forward that will reduce the U.S. military presence but not abandon Iraq to chaos, according to the officials. The address will stake out a conciliatory tone toward Congress. But while mirroring Petraeus’ strategy, Bush will place more conditions on reductions than his general did, insisting that conditions on the ground must warrant cuts and that now-unforeseen events could change the plan. Petraeus recommended that a 2,000-member Marine unit return home this month without replacement. That would be followed in mid-December with the departure of an Army brigade numbering 3,500 to 4,000 soldiers. Under the general’s plan, another four combat brigades would be withdrawn by July 2008. That could leave the U.S. with as few as 130,000 to 135,000 troops in Iraq, down from about 168,000 now, although Petraeus was not precise about whether all the about 8,000 support troops sent with those extra combat forces would be withdrawn by July. Petraeus said he foresaw even deeper troop cuts beyond July, but he recommended that Bush wait until at least March to decide when to go below 130,000 – and at what pace. At the White House, Bush met with House and Senate lawmakers of both parties and he publicly pledged to consider their views. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the president didn’t talk about the nationwide address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush appears poised merely to bring the country back to where it was before the election that put Democrats in control of Congress – with 130,000 troops in Iraq. “Please. It’s an insult to the intelligence of the American people that that is a new direction in Iraq,” she said. “We’re as disappointed as the public is that the president has a tin ear to their opinion on this war.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WAR PLAN: President is expected to announce support for a reduction, assuming progress is made in Iraq. By Matthew Lee and Anne Flaherty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS last_img read more


first_imgMore than three tonnes of waste material was removed last week at this site ahead of Halloween.Donegal County Council has warned people dumping waste materials at sites ahead of Halloween bonfires that they will be prosecuted.The council has revealed it is monitoring a number of locations were waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past number of years.On Thursday last council staff investigated and removed three tonnes of waste from a location in the county. Householders have used this area to illegally dump waste onto a green in an estate in preparation for bonfire night which is still over a week away.It is an offence for householders or businesses to supply waste materials to parties collecting materials for ‘Bonfire Night’ and it is illegal to give waste to a person that does not have a waste collection permit.Donegal County Council is currently undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for the practice of burning on bonfires.Joseph McTaggart, Acting Chief Fire Officer with Donegal Fire Service is urging members of the public not to light bonfires. “Bonfires are often built close to houses and other property and can cause serious damage and injuries particularly where the burning of highly combustible materials is taking place.“It is also illegal to possess fireworks in Ireland that may have been legally purchased outside the Country. Illegal fireworks may not be manufactured to the appropriate safety standards and can ignite prematurely causing serious injury to the user or to others in the vicinity particularly children.“Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers. Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks,” he said.Tips for a safe Holloween:• Parents, businesses and householders should not provide any materials for bonfires. • Do not leave material lying around that may be taken for use in a bonfire; many garage or garden shed items such as petrol, white spirits, diesel, aerosols, batteries, tins of paint, bottles and tyres are especially dangerous if set on fire.• Do not facilitate illegal bonfires or firework displays on or near your home or property.• Explain the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks to children and teenagers.• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night – they are sensitive to noise. • Respect the work of the Emergency Services, Council Staff and the Gardaí.• Contact the Fire Service by calling 999 or 112 if you see a bonfire being lit close to buildings, trees, overhead cables, underground services or car parking areas.COUNCIL INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL DUMPING FOR HALLOWEEN BONFIRES was last modified: October 21st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:bonfiresDonegal County CouncildumpingHalloweenlast_img read more

Arrests cited in Columbine-style attack plot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Both were arrested Thursday, the 17-year-old at Littlerock High and the younger teen at home, on suspicion of making criminal threats and conspiring to commit murder. Authorities said the 17-year-old admitted that the plan included shooting students and using improvised explosive devices. The 15-year-old said the plan was to “kill all of the students who have made fun of him at school and then commit suicide.” The attack was planned for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2006, a date picked because of a song by shock rocker Marilyn Manson. Both boys, whose names were not released because of their ages, were being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall and will appear in Juvenile Court next week. The purported plot came to light Wednesday when a girl contacted a Quartz Hill High vice principal and reported that the teens were planning a Columbine-type attack on the school. On April 20, 1999, 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., were shot to death by two teenage gunmen who then killed themselves. Deputies said the girl reported being told by friends that the 15-year-old did not like her and was planning to kidnap and torture her and cut off her arms and legs. The information was passed on to school deputies at Quartz Hill and Littlerock high schools. A search of the 17-year-old’s house in Lancaster turned up ammunition, a knife and puzzles about murder and suicide, among other items, deputies said. Deputies recovered at the 15-year-old’s Quartz Hill residence a gas mask, carbon dioxide canisters, and pictures of Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, Charles Manson, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Deputies also found knives, anti-government and hate literature and printed instructions downloaded from the Internet on how to make bombs. The 15-year-old told detectives that the pair had been experimenting with _and had exploded – carbon-dioxide canister bombs, Molotov cocktails and light-bulb bombs. The boy showed investigators an injury, the result of a “propane-type pipe bomb” prematurely detonating and sending a screw through a finger. The boy said he was going to get guns through an unidentified friend from a pawn shop, detectives said. The boys, who dressed in the Goth style, characterized by black clothing, black makeup and nail polish and piercings, said they felt ostracized at Quartz Hill High, deputies said. “They were called names,” Detective Steve Owen said. “They didn’t like it and wanted to retaliate against them by killing them.” The arrests were announced at an afternoon press conference Friday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station, with Antelope Valley Union High School District and city officials in attendance. “We think it can’t happen in our schools, town or workplace,” Councilman Ed Sileo said. “The fact is it can and it does. We can’t stick our head in the sand. If you hear of these things, step up and tell someone what you heard.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Two high school students were arrested on suspicion they planned a Columbine-style attack next Valentine’s Day at Quartz Hill High School in retaliation for being teased for their “Goth” appearance. The boys, ages 15 and 17, who had been on probation in connection with a 2003 assault in which a 14-year-old boy was sodomized with a metal rod, had acquire bomb-making instructions off the Internet and detonated practice bombs in the desert, authorities said. “We believe this was a legitimate threat, that it was going to happen if everything came together for them,” Lancaster sheriff’s Capt. Carl Deeley said. “Fortunately, it did not.” The suspects had attended Quartz Hill High School but were transferred to other schools because of discipline problems this fall. The 15-year-old enrolled at Desert Sands Charter School and the older boy at Littlerock High School. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal county councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has reacted strongly to claims from the Department of Heritage that the partial privatisation of shuttle bus services at Glenveagh National Park will result in job creation.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigThe Independent councillor asked if more jobs will now be available where will they be advertised so that people can apply?“The truth is that there will be no new jobs. The introduction of a private contractor opens the door to the gradual privatisation of the entire service. “It is a cruel deception from the Department to raise hopes of new jobs in our county. They say that there are currently two full time and four part time staff at Glenveagh operating the present bus service, but have failed to mention that there is an additional standby driver used at peak periods in the months of July and August. This driver has already been told his services are no longer required. He will be replaced by the private contractor.“There are fears that as staff retire or leave, they will not be replaced, but that the privatised element will be expanded, a process of privatisation by stealth. This is what has effectively happened to the catering service in Glenveagh. After the bus staff, the garden staff could be next,” he claimed.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said he raised the question of where the privatisation agenda was coming from.“Was it from local management or the Department? The deceptive statement from the Department makes it clear it is coming from them. It is idealogically driven. “Where is the cost saving in replacing a seasonal bus driver who is on the minimum wage? It can only make sense if there is a more widespread agenda to save money through wholesale privitisation. I stand over my statement of last week that this will lead to job losses.“I remain totally opposed to this race to the bottom and offer the workforce in Glenveagh my full support.”Glenveagh. Pic by Donegal Daily. GOVERNMENT INVOLVED IN DECEPTION OVER GLENVEAGH JOBS – CLLR Mac GIOLLA EASBUIG was last modified: June 20th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuigdonegalglenveagh national parklast_img read more

Nyamityobora sign 8 ahead of League second round

first_img Tags: asaph mwebazeNyamityobora FCtop The new players being unveiled (Agency Photo)MBARARA – Nyamityobora football club have bolstered their squad with 8 new signings ahead of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The Mbarara club officially unveiled the new players to the fans and the media at their training ground at Kijungu in Mbarara.The new players are Denis Otim, Joel Ayoku, Edgar Mujuni, John Sserunjogi, Damien Nakalema, Fred Mayindi Junior, James Tongi and Peter Mutebi.Otim is a goalkeeper on the Uganda national U-20 team the Hippos and has been handed shirt number 1 on arrival from Mbarara FC. He will vie for the club’s gloves with Hillary Jomi who has been the Abanyakare’s stand out performer in the first round.Ayoku who has been acquired from Doves All Stars, took up shirt number 2 previously occupied by departed club captain Henry Wamala. He is a defender by trade.Defensive midfielder Mayindi will don shirt number 18 after switching from regional league club Riverside Forest Park Sporting Club.Former Agape Lions left back Mujuni will put on number 13 while offensive midfielder Damien Nakalema from Big League side Water FC has been given number 11.Former Express and Proline offensive midfielder Peter Mutebi who was earlier signed from Rushere FC was handed number 14 while John Sserunjogi “Muchaina” took up number 7 previously occupied by Charles Sebutinde in the first round.Sserunjogi is a diminutive winger signed from Kikyusa Cream FC, a Luwero based club which formerly competed in the Buganda Regional League.James Tongoi a midfielder from Kampala regional league outfit Bweyogerere Football Club is the club’s eighth signing.The new recruits are expected to debut in the club’s subsequent league fixture against Police FC at Lugogo on Tuesday 29th January.The Banyakare have had their first half of the season in the top flight a bitter story to tell but hope to beat the drop under the tutelage of Asaph Mwebaze.Nyamityobora are third from the bottom on the 16-team log having managed only two wins, 3 draws and succumbed to 10 defeats.Comments last_img read more