Rybakina challenges Halep for the title in the Dubai final

first_imgKazakh Elena Rybakina will problem Romanian Simona Halep, two of the world, on Saturday for the title in the Dubai Premier class match. The Kazakh participant, born in Moscow, 19 of the world this week, and who has been champion in Hobart and finalist Shenzhen (China) and St. Petersburg (Russia), defeated Croatian Petra Martic on Friday, 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (2), regardless of going in the two sleeves beneath on the scoreboard and save set factors in each units, earlier than profitable every tiebreaker. In his fourth final of the season he’ll face world primary, Halep, who beat the American Jennifer Brady, executioner of the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-2 and 6-0.The Constance participant, who needed to make an excellent comeback in the earlier spherical in opposition to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (3-6, 6-2 and 6-2), deployed this time an excellent tennis to take the victory in simply 63 minutes, profitable the final seven video games in a row.“I want I performed like right this moment,” mentioned Halep, champion of this match in 2015 on tomorrow’s final in which he opts for his first award this season, “It’s a powerful rival, and for me it’s a nice problem to struggle for one other title,” he added on the monitor.last_img read more

CSD-RFEF-LaLiga “Agreement” for football due to the COVID-19 crisis

first_imgThe president of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), Irene Lozano, met this Saturday with the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, and with that of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, to address the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Spanish football and the future of competitions, and they have reached “an agreement in principle”.The meeting, which took place in person at the Palacio de Viana in Madrid, headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, it lasted “for more than eight hours openly and honestly,” according to the CSD. According to the government agency, the three participants, Lozano, Rubiales and Tebas, have shown “constructive” attitudes. “An agreement has been reached in principle, which includes the main aspects that affect Spanish football in the context of the health crisis”, explained the CSD, who thanked LaLiga and the RFEF “their generosity and their willingness to reach agreements, as well as to continue working in the short, medium and long term to design the future of Spanish football after the pandemic. “last_img read more

Turkey ‘Regrets Shooting of Liberians’

first_imgThe Foreign Minister of Turkey, Professor Ahmet Daavutoglu, has expressed his government’s deepest regrets over the shooting incident involving four Liberians, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia said Monday, April 21.The incident occurred early this month in Istanbul, Turkey’s capital. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Foreign Minister, who spoke in a telephone conversation with Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan, said all efforts are being exerted by security forces in Istanbul to have the perpetrator arrested and brought to justice.Foreign Minister Ngafuan had earlier called his counterpart’s attention to the need for proper post-surgical medical care for the victims. Minister Ngafuan also called on his Turkish counterpart to ensure proper security for the four as well as other Liberians living in Turkey in order to avert any possible recurrence of the situation. The Liberian Foreign Minister also urged Turkish authorities to step up efforts aimed at ensuring the shooter is speedily brought to justice.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dispatched Senior Ambassador-at-Large, Marcus Kofa, to the Republic of Turkey on a special mission.  Amb. Kofa arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, April 20, and met with the victims Monday morning. Ambassador Kofa informed headquarters that arrangements have been concluded for the victims to be given continued and adequate medical attention by Turkish authorities. The Foreign Ministry release said Ambassador Kofa is now heading for Turkey’s political capital, Ankara, where he will hold talks with Turkish Government authorities on the unfortunate incident and the need to bring it to a mutually acceptable conclusion.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also announced that it is fully sponsoring the travel of one of the family members of the victims to Turkey to ascertain first hand the conditions of their loved one and to provide domestic care for them. The family member is to depart Liberia this week.It can be recalled that an unknown gunman at a coffee shop located in Sisli Mecediyeko around the Trump Tower in Istanbul, shot and seriously wounded four Liberians. The four Liberians are Bemore N. Toe, Patience Roberts, Deddeh Simmonds and Blessing Vinton.Turkey does not have a diplomatic mission, representative or Honorary Consul in Liberia at present. The Liberian Government had to send a diplomatic note to the Turkish Embassy in Accra, Ghana, seeking explanation into the shooting of Liberian citizens there.Regardless of the absence of a Turkish representative to Liberia, however, the two countries continue to enjoy some level of mutual relationship as manifested by Turkish business establishments and a school in Liberia.Some Turkish entrepreneurs early this year opened a furniture store on 23rd Street in Sinkor.  It can also be recalled that based on the kind gesture of the Turkish Government some Liberian business tycoons including Liberian Business Association president Dee Maxwell Kemayah and renowned Liberian banker and president of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Francis A. Dennis, travelled to Turkey last year with others to attend a business meeting there.From the meeting, some Turkish business entrepreneurs assured their Liberian counterparts of relating to them in business venture especially in the area of Transportation.The Turkish Light International School is also located in Sinkor, Monrovia and is catering to the education needs of Liberians here.  A few years back the school took some of its Liberian students to Turkey for a visit to gain some experience in that country.There are also many Liberian students in Turkey, benefiting from bilateral scholarships in order to return to Liberia to help develop the country.F. Momolu Dorley, a former Daily Observer employee now living in Istanbul, told this paper that he and others visited the hospitals where the victims are receiving treatment. The victims told Dorley that they had been sitting in a coffee shop sipping coffee and entertaining themselves with tales just to pass off the day when a Turkish man entered and engaged the proprietor of the coffee shop in a debate. The victims, who did not speak Turkish, heard “American” multiple times in the Turkish men’s discussion. In the blink of an eye, the Turkish visitor retreated and soon returned with a gun and shot his innocent victims, who were Liberian — not American.Dorley, who speaks and writes the Turkish language, later explained the outburst based on what he gathered from the victims: “It is now established that the shooter had said ‘Amerikali gormek istemiyor,’ which translates: I do not want to see Americans!”“It is very palpable that Liberia shares many traits with America, especially the flag. However, the four victims never had anything on them that had to do with Liberia or America,” Dorley told the Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Another $30,000 for the Hospital Foundation

first_imgMore and more donations are being made to the CT Scanner Campaign.The Hospital Foundation announced another $30,000 has been raised from Fort Motors and McElhanney Geomatics Professional Land Surveying.Fort Motors donated $20,000 and McElhanney donated $10,000.- Advertisement -The Foundation is now approximately $110,000 short of the fundraising goal of $1.3 million. They hope to reach that goal by the end of November.You can still make donations to the CT Scanner Campaign by visiting any one of the following financial institutions NPSCU, BMO, RBC, CIBC or TD. You can also donate online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.Moose FM will help to wrap up the campaign November 26-28th with the annual Light a Moose Fundraiser. You can donate during those days on the lawn of the hospital as Moose FM staff will be camped out raising funds.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSOCCER: Former Hearts FC and Dundalk star Shaun Kelly says Limerick can’t lose their crucial clash with Galway United tonight. Limerick have enjoyed a sensational renaissance in the past few months winning SIX games on the bounce to breath life back into their campaign.They looked dead and buried and were odds-on for relegation. However, since July they’ve embarked on an incredible run which has given them a fighting chance.Kelly re-joined Limerick in July after falling out with Derry City manager Peter Hutton.The Donegal man has been in great form – but says results have gone against them over the last few weeks – and said they simply can’t afford to lose tonight.Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’ve went on a great run and that has given us a good chance, but we’ve still got a massive job to do in order to beat the drop. “We can’t lose tonight, it’s as simple as that, it really is do-or-die time.“I believe we can win, and I think if we do win we’ll stay up.“But away to Galway is a massive test and in order for us to win – we’ll need to be at our very best from the get go.“We’re all relishing the challenge and we know the importance of this fixture and retaining our Premier Division status for next season.SHAUN KELLY – “IT’S DO OR DIE FOR US IF WE’RE TO AVOID RELEGATION” was last modified: October 9th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more


first_imgA community alert scheme covering Churchill and its surrounding areas will be finalised at a meeting this evening.The public meeting takes place in McClafferty’s Bar in Churchill starting at 8.30pm.The meeting will be used to finalise the community text alert scheme in the area. Anyone living in the Churchill, Glendowan, Gartan, Trentagh, Glenkeeragh, Ballankilla, Kirkneedy, Glenswilly, Doon Glebe, Letterleague, Newmills, Garryharry and Socker are asked to attend.“Your help and presence at this meeting would be fully appreciated from all areas,” said a spokesman.Sign-up forms will be available at the meeting tonight.  CHURCHILL COMMUNITY ALERT SCHEME TO BE FINALISED TONIGHT was last modified: June 30th, 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:ChurchillCommunity Alert SchemedonegalGardailast_img read more

Humboldt State men’s basketball unveils five-player recruiting class for 2016-17 season

first_imgARCATA >> Unlike some of the other teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Humboldt State head coach Steve Kinder isn’t having to re-work the core of a team that made its return to the NCAA Tournament in March.There’s still all-conference point guard Malik Morgan, there’s still guards Tyras Rattler Jr. and Nikhil Lizotte. And then there’s the return of forward Calvin Young II.The spine of the team is unquestioned. But as Kinder put it after the season, he wants to add to an …last_img

Live updates: Warriors vs. Timberwolves, Friday night

first_imgScroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game in Minnesota Friday as they take on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-6) vs. Timberwolves (4-3) at Target Center, Friday at 5 p.m. (PT). TV: NBCS.ODDS: Timberwolves -11.5.2019 SERIES: First meeting. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Timberwolves won 131-130 in overtime in Minnesota on March 29, 2019. WARRIORS UPDATE: After a blowout loss Wednesday in Houston, the …last_img

South African-French collaboration sings of Madiba Skies

first_imgElectrifying performances are what you can expect at Under Madiba Skies. (Image: I Support Do You)Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994; his inaugural speech, in which he spoke of freedom, the future, reconciliation and renewal, still resonates today.“It always seems impossible, until it is done,” he said, prompting musicians from South Africa and France to interpret his words in a special performance in which many influences and cultures come together on stage.This meeting of musical chairs goes by the name of Under Madiba Skies, and they will be performing in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town from 29 October to 1 November.On 29 October, catch them at Alliance Française Pretoria; on 30 October, they are in Johannesburg at Alliance Française Johannesburg; on 31 October they will be at Ikhaya le Langa in Langa in Cape Town; and they finish off their tour in Durban at Rainbow Restaurant. All performances are free, except the final show in Durban, for which tickets are R60.A MEETING OF DIFFERENT CULTURESIn Under Madiba Skies, French band Gran Kino has come together with a number of South African musicians, including Manelis, Ayanda Nhlangothi, Jitsvinger and Burni Aman, to share their vision of South Africa today.This collaboration, which began in 2013, has spawned several songs. Whether from Durban, rapping in isiZulu, from Johannesburg singing with a traditional sweetness, or from Cape Town rapping in Afrikaans, the vision is mutual: coming together on one stage, uniting different languages, visions and ideas. Above all, the venture celebrates an endless artistic richness.The music weaves together traditional songs, rock, hip-hop and acoustic piano and voice. The performers are colourful and embody values of peace and openness to the world.Under Madiba Skies released a four-track EP in 2013; the first single was called Brand New Day, and is available online.The artists see Madiba’s inaugural speech as a prophecy and feel honoured to bring his word to listeners around the world. It is also an opportunity to show the world what South Africa has to offer.Their ideals dovetail with South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030, which has an aim to seal Africa’s place in the world and bring about nation building through social cohesion.In 2013, the group successfully toured France with performances at some of the biggest world music festivals in that country, such as Festival Generic and The Worlstock Festival. In 2014, they visited South America.The first Under Madiba Skies single, Brand New Day, was playlisted on Radio France International and other French radio stations. Songs from the EP were also playlisted on radio stations in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Poland, Italy, Spain and Hong Kong, among other countries.AUDIENCE APPRECIATIONIt seems the collaboration has touched many, with audiences around the globe appreciating the performances:“I wanted to congratulate you, to thank you, to tell you how much this moment had touched me. My emotions about your performance were so strong, I was not able to do anything the days following your concert.”“It is this simple message I want to convey to you: through your involvement with a bit of soul, Madiba was in Macon, and the permanence of the soul softens the pain caused by the sad news of his passing. For me, as for many, Madiba remains alive.”“It was an evening of great splendour and generosity… Your concert was like a bomb of talent: energy, originality, crossroads of music and styles. A true rainbow of musicians and rhythms.”last_img read more

Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

first_imgPema Khandu, who pitchforked into politics after the death of his father in a helicopter crash eight years ago, was on Wednesday sworn in as the first Chief Minister of an elected Bharatiya Janata Party government in Arunachal Pradesh. Chronologically, he is the 10th. His father, Dorjee Khandu was the fifth.There was another first for Mr Khandu. His formal installation happened in Itanagar’s landmark convention centre, named after his father, instead of the Raj Bhavan about 2 km away, where his predecessors were sworn in.Apart from Mr Khandu, Governor Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chown Mein as the Deputy Chief Minister and 10 others as ministers. This included Nakap Nalo and Taba Tedir, who had won the elections to the 60-member Assembly for the first time.There was no woman in the Council of Ministers whose portfolios would be allocated soon. Three of the BJP’s 41 legislators are women, including giantkiller Jummum Ete Deori, who defeated State Congress president Takam Sanjoy.Mr. Khandu described the day as historic as a “full-fledged BJP government has been installed” in the State for the first time.“With their mandate, the people have given us a huge responsibility to transform Arunachal Pradesh under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Our priority sectors will be law and order, health, and education besides addressing unemployment through investments in viable sectors. I assure people that we will run a clean, transparent and corruption-free government,” the Chief Minister said in a brief interaction with newspersons after the swearing-in ceremony.The chief ministers of five north-eastern States attended the ceremony. They were Assam’s Sarbananda Sonowal, Manipur’s Nongthongbam Biren Singh, Meghalaya’s Conrad K. Sangma, Nagaland’s Neiphiu Rio, and Tripura’s Biplab Kumar.Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, and Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma too attended the function.The rise of Pema KhanduMr. Khandu was made the State’s Water Resources Development and Tourism Minister in a Congress government soon after his father’s death in April 2011. In June that year, he won the by-election to the Mukto Assembly seat – still synonymous with his father’s name.Instability since the reign of Jarbom Gamlin, his father’s successor as the Chief Minister, never quite made Mr Khandu optimistic about his political career. “I was more interested in business than politics,” he had said once.But the State’s political uncertainty made Mr. Khandu a surer leader in July 2016 when he took over from Nabam Tuki as the Chief Minister of a Congress government. In September that year, his Congress government switched over to the regional People’s Party of Arunachal only to change to the BJP colour three months later.That was the BJP’s second “takeover” government. The first was for eight months from August 2003 when the party took over from the United Democratic Front headed by Gegong Apang.last_img read more