14 May

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer create a financial support fund

first_imgIn a letter addressed to the gamers, Novak Djokovic, President of the ATP Gamers Council, He offered his proposals for the creation of a financial support fund for his colleagues, after speaking about it with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Thus, whereas the ATP would have allotted a million {dollars} to assist gamers ranked between 150 and 400 on the planet, the massive three would search a support vary between 250 and 700.“We have now to assist the gamers. A lot of them are contemplating leaving skilled tennis as a result of they merely can’t survive financially.” Djokovic factors out. A couple of days in the past, the Spanish Pablo Carreño addressed this similar state of affairs when he thought-about that tennis gamers are additionally “self-employed employees”, and that there have been a lot of them, the bottom ranked, who within the present state of affairs survived “because of their mother and father”.“The primary 250 gamers (most of them a minimum of) performed within the qualifying spherical of the Australian Open this yr, which might assure them a first rate sum of money,” the Serb defined in his letter. Beginning at place 250, that is the place the actual financial battle takes place, “he explains. “We consider that we must always all come collectively and assist these gamers. A lot of them are contemplating leaving skilled tennis as a result of they merely can’t survive financially,” he provides. Sadly, there are a giant variety of gamers within the group between 250 and 700 that aren’t supported by the federations or don’t have any sponsors. The ATP has about 700 members and we’ve to attempt to deal with all of them. They’re the muse of tennis and the muse {of professional} sport, “explains the Serb.Within the letter, it’s proposed that the highest 100 gamers within the particular person rating and the highest 20 doubles rank to contribute between $ 5,000 to $ 30,000 every on a sliding scale, to the help fund for decrease rating gamers. This is able to be the size (for an estimated whole of $ 1,050,000):– From place 50 to 100: $ 5,000 every.– 20-50: $ 10,000 every – $ 10-20: $ 15,000 every – $ 5-10: $ 20,000 every – $ 1-5: 30,000 every– The 20 finest doubles: $ 5,000 everyA part of this help plan was unveiled this Friday by the President of the German Tennis Federation, Dirk Hordoff. The chief identified that there was a technique by the ITF (Worldwide Tennis Federation), the Grand Slam, the ATP and the WTA whereby gamers between 250th and 700th acquired $ 10,000 every to beat the break, and that these grants would come from the primary 100 gamers within the rating.With the anticipated contributions from the Grand Slams and the ATP, whole help might exceed $ four million. “Grand Slam tournaments are more likely to contribute $ 500,000 every,” added Djokovic. To that finish, ‘Nole, Nadal and Federer have proposed to the ATP that 50 p.c of the London ATP Finals endowment, ( whether it is disputed) is allotted to the support fund. Or, if that doesn’t occur, think about a answer with the redistribution of the 2021 Australian Open awards.last_img read more

17 Jan

Police hunt Guyhoc man for mechanic’s murder

first_imgIetectives are hunting a Guyhoc, Greater Georgetown man in connection with the murder of Orrette West, 29, of Tucville Terrace, East La Penitence, who was stabbed to death at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara on FridayOrrette Westmorning.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the Police received information about the suspect and were currently pursuing him. He also confirmed that the stabbing might have stemmed from a December 2015 incident involving the two men. The Police in a release stated that the father of one was stabbed during an argument with another man over an old grievance.However, persons who witnessed the stabbing told this publication that the now dead man was dancing with a woman when the suspect walked towards him, hugged him and inflicted the fatal wound.The man was reportedly stabbed to the chest after which he collapsed and died almost immediately. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Relatives of the dead man have confirmed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to his chest. The post-mortem on his body was performed on Monday by Dr Nehaul Singh. The relatives are calling on the Police to arrest the suspect who is known to the family.On the day of the stabbing incident, the dead man’s mother told this newspaper, her son did not have any issue with anyone, and she refuted the claims that he was involved in a fight with the suspect in late part December.The man leaves to mourn his four-year-old daughter, parents and other relatives. The Police are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who is suspected to have absconded.last_img read more

11 Jan

Feedback pours in about troubling bus experiences

first_imgMy head is still spinning from the phone calls, letters and e-mails from readers bristling about troubles with the MTA bus system. You related tales of rudeness, inconsiderate Los Angeles motorists and the stress of traveling some of the nation’s most congested streets. And those were just the comments from bus drivers. After reading my last column about Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus drivers who deliberately start routes late, rush past their stops to gain extra time and sleep during their breaks, one bus driver left four voice mails offering his take. He said the MTA does not give drivers enough time to make it through their routes, and when traffic clogs or cars crash along the way there’s even less time for them to catch their breath and recover from the stress. So some drivers create their own breaks. “Sometimes we do things we shouldn’t do because we’re trying to make it work for us,” he said. Another called with tales of passengers spitting, punching and making faces at drivers. If he defended himself, he’s sure that would be the end of his job. No one ever said driving a bus was easy, especially in Los Angeles where people can get a little nuts when anything interferes with their commutes. Riding the bus isn’t always a breeze either and many called and wrote about their own public transportation war stories. With disabling leg problems, 58-year-old Larry Moore of Glendale relies on his walker to get around. The MTA reserves seats in front of the bus for seniors and handicapped riders such as Moore. But more often than not, Moore said, able-bodied passengers grab those seats, leaving him to hobble down the narrow aisle in search of another seat. “Some of the bus drivers will tell people to get out of those seats. Sometimes the riders will laugh at you,” Moore said. “If they don’t move, the drivers say there’s nothing they can do about it.” What on earth is the matter with these people? Commuting in Los Angeles is tough enough. In fact, Los Angeles residents spent about 623,796,000 hours stuck in traffic in 2003, costing about $10.7 billion in gas and lost time, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. Moore said getting around can create such frustrations that sometimes it’s not worth even leaving the house. Even with all completely functional limbs, I don’t want to leave my place on some days and deal with the commute. Although there are times when the sun is shining and the Beatles are playing on the radio that there’s no finer place to be cruising around than in Southern California. But driving behind cell-phone talkers who hold up lanes of traffic while lost in the never-never land of their conversations drives me completely berserk. At those moments I visualize sticking a filthy plunger to their car windows and flinging them off the roads. All with one hand. Harsh? I can’t help myself. Like I said, this is Los Angeles and we generally don’t like anything that messes with the ride. So what drives you crazy about your commute? Whether it’s by bus, bike, train or car, there’s bound to be a thing or two that sends you over the edge. Tell us what should be done about it. Send your thoughts to our new transportation blog at: www.insidesocal.com/theride sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want 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

6 Jan

Timbe handed three game ban, fined Sh1mn

first_img“I am disappointed with the verdict. As a player, I have always endeavored to adhere to the laws of the game, both off and on the pitch and it pains me to be denied the chance to represent my country, especially at this crucial period when we are trying to qualify for the 2019 AFCON,” Timbe said in a statement disseminated by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).“That notwithstanding is that however much I don’t agree with the verdict, I respect the decision by CAF and won’t be appealing against it,” he added.FKF have confirmed they have received a communiqué from CAF over the same.Timbe will now miss September’s game against Ghana in Nairobi and both home and away fixtures against Ethiopia.The winger only returned to competitive action last month after a long injury spell and he played 45 minutes of Stars’ 3-2 loss to Central African Republic in Morocco.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe i action against Zambia’s Chipolopolo in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier in 2016. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9- Harambee Stars has been dealt a major blow ahead of the next three 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after Chinese based winger Ayub Timbe was slapped with a three match ban by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Timbe has also been fined Sh1mn (10,000USD) by CAF following an incident in the first qualification match against Sierra Leone last June, having been accused by the referee of using offensive language towards him.last_img read more

30 Dec

Luke Shaw latest: Man United defender to stay in Holland hospital after surgery

first_img Luke Shaw 1 Manchester United have confirmed Luke Shaw had surgery on his broken leg on Tuesday night.The defender went under the knife in an Eindhoven hospital after suffering a horrific double fracture of his right leg in United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to PSV at the Philips Stadion.He will remain in Holland for the early stages of his recovery before returning to Manchester to continue his rehabilitation and is expected to be out of action for at least six months.United’s statement read: “Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury on Tuesday night and will remain in hospital in Eindhoven to continue his early recovery.“Manchester United are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving and would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support.“A further update will be provided in due course.”United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward visited Shaw at the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital on the outskirts of Eindhoven on Wednesday morning ahead of the squad’s flight home.Hector Moreno, who made the challenge on Shaw, has issued an apology to the United full-back.last_img read more

30 Dec

Newcastle MD pens open letter to club’s fans calling for unity after desperate start to the season

first_img Steve McClaren 1 Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has penned an open letter to the club’s fans calling for unity after their dire start to the season.The Magpies are winless from their first six Premier League games and were dumped out of the Capital One Cup in midweek by an understrength Sheffield Wednesday outfit.As a result, pressure has increased on Toon manager Steve McClaren, who was only appointed in the summer, but Charnley has issued a rallying cry demanding ‘collective responsibility’ as they look to end the malaise.The open letter read:“We made a pledge to communicate more effectively with you and when we did so, we were aware this must be the case through thick and thin, in the bad times as well as the good.“There is no hiding from the fact that this has been a very disappointing start to our Premier League campaign, and a painful early exit from a cup competition that we were determined to give everything in this year. We apologise to you for this.“After six league games the truth is we have not achieved the points that any of us had hoped and expected we would do.“None of us can, or will, shirk the responsibility for this situation. Now is the time for collective action, and for us to find solutions to the problems rather than allow ourselves to be consumed by them.“It is important to state that we bear collective responsibility for our position in the table. Identifying the problems in order to find the solutions is crucial, but we are not in the business of apportioning blame. We are a team, from the boardroom to the boot room, and we will respond like one.“So we have sat down as a collective – myself with Steve and his coaching team, and Steve with his players – to discuss the concerns and to look for the solutions together.“Whilst we are all unhappy, we must not panic or make rash decisions. We should not forget we are still relatively early into the season with lots of games to go and points to play for. Whilst you may be tired of hearing this, I believe, as we have said from the start, all of this rebuilding and reshaping isn’t something that can happen overnight; it will take time to see the benefit of the changes we made during the summer.“We recognise that you will be frustrated and of course, as people who invest heavily – financially and emotionally – in this club, you have the right to express your dissatisfaction at the results, as you have done on recent matchdays. We deserved that criticism and reaction. But you can also play a huge part in helping the players to fight their way out of our current predicament.“We regularly talk about the importance of confidence and the momentum that a single victory can bear in turning around the fortunes of a team. To turn things around our players need to be brave – brave on the ball, demand the ball, and attack with courage and conviction, without fear. I hope those of you attending on Saturday, and at future games, home or away, will really get behind the team and help give them the confidence to play and express themselves the way we know they can.“We don’t have the time nor the inclination to feel sorry for ourselves. That would not serve us well. We are all in this together and we will get out of it together as a team. We view you, our supporters, as an important part of that team. Now is the time to show determination, resilience and fight and together, over the coming weeks, change the course of this season for the better.”last_img read more

28 Dec

DONEGAL GROUP WINS PAN CELTIC SONG CONTEST

first_imgFoireann Brí: Bridgin Carr, Jason Friel, Trudy O’Donnell, Karen McBrearty, Celine Bradley, Catriona McIntyre, Photo: Clive WassonA Donegal music group has scooped first prize in the Pan Celtic Song Contest in Carlow.Foireann Bri, led by well-known songwriter Brighdin Carr,were a hugely popular choice with their song ‘Arainn Mhor.’The song was delivered by singer Jason Friel supported by a host of well-known local musicians. The group picked up a cheque for €1,000 as well as a superb trophy.The gang arrived back in Donegal last night where they received a huge welcome home at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Congrats to all those who have put Donegal on the musical map once again.DONEGAL GROUP WINS PAN CELTIC SONG CONTEST was last modified: March 8th, 2015 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:BRIDGHIN CARRdonegalPAN CELTIC SONG FESTIVALlast_img read more

27 Dec

GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgRESULTSUnder 14 Football. Our U14 boys had brilliant win over Gweedore on Monday in Mac Cumhaill Park. Leading from the start they were soon out of sight of Gweedore. Well done to the lads and coaches. All the hard work training is beginning to pay off. Next match is against St Michaels next Monday evening.Our Seniors had a lacklustre start to the league at the weekend.Defeats to Naomh Muire and Glenswilly means the lads will have to regroup before their next match. They are away to Cloughaneely on April 14th. DONEGAL V DUBLINAll stewards are to be at Mac Cumhaill Park for 12.00pm. TRAININGTraining for all adult players continues Tue and Thurs at 7.45pm sharp. Training on Sat morning TBCU6 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 5.30pm.U8 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U10. Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U12 Girls Football. Training pitch Wed 6.30pm.U14 Football. Tue and Fri 7-8 both nights. U14 Girls Football. Thur 6.00pm.Minor Hurlers Wed 7.30pm.QUIZThere is a quiz in the club on April 12th. Please come along and support. IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes every wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha.Adult keep fit non competitive Irish Dance Lessons will begin shortly. For further information contact Lorraine on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.Numbers drawn were 9,23,25 and 27There was one match 3 winner.Stephen O Reilly receives €150€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsSellers this week are the footballers.The jackpot will be €4,200 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks, hurls and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 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)Tags:GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

22 Dec

Alex Muhabi to offciate KCCA, Kirinya tie as FUFA releases referees’ lists for Tuesday’s UPL games

first_imgMuhabi will be the center referee in KCCA’s home tie with Kirinya JSS (file photo)MENGO – FUFA has released the referees list for Tuesday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches.Senior referee Alex Muhabi has been handed the task of officiating the game between KCCA FC and Kirinya JSS at Lugogo. Muhabi will be assisted by Mark Ssonko and Ronald Katenya.At Wankulukuku, the game between Express and URA will see William Oloya take center stage with Musa Balikoowa and Lydia Wanyana helping him out.Joseph Ochoma has been handed the responsibility of overseeing the Bul FC game with Tooro United at Njeru Technical Center.The final day’s game between Maroons and Vipers will be officiated by Mashood Ssali. Sam kakembo and Richard Mugerwa will act as his assistants.StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMatch Day 2 Referees; Tuesday 2nd October 2018KCCA FC vs K-Jinja SS –StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo 4pm (Live on Sanyuka TV)Referee: Muhabi AlexAssistant Referee 1: Ssonko MarkAssistant Referee 2: Katenya Ronald4th Official: Nsubuga Brian MiiroMatch Assessor: Katabira David DaviesExpress vs URA-Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku 4.30pmReferee: William OloyaAssistant Referee 1: Musa BalikoowaAssistant Referee 2: Nantabo Lydia Wanyama4th Official: Ssemambo AisaMatch Assessor: Mawanda MuhammedBUL vs Tooro- FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru 4.30pmReferee: Ochom JosephAssistant Referee 1: Nagadya Catherine CynthiaAssistant Referee 2: Mutonyi Jane4th Official: Ichilla SamuelMatch Assessor: Kebba HarunahMaroons FC vs Vipers SC-Luzira Prisons Grounds 4.30pmReferee: Ssali MashoodAssistant Referee 1: Kakembo SamAssistant Referee 2: Mugerwa Richard4th Official: Turyamureeba PaulMatch Assessor: Kamulegeya YusufComments Tags: Referee appointmentsStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

18 Dec

SA struggle veteran to address UN

first_img17 July 2013 Apartheid struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni, who was sentenced to life imprisonment along with Nelson Mandela and six others on 12 June 1964, will address a special United Nations session to mark Nelson Mandela International Day on Thursday. Mlangeni will speak alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN General Assembly president Vuk Jeremic, former US president Bill Clinton and legendary musician Henry Belafonte at a special UN General Assembly session in New York. “Mandela is the only global citizen that has had the honour of his birthday being marked by the UN General Assembly,” Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said at the official Mandela Day launch last month. On Tuesday, Monyela noted that this year’s Mandela Day celebration was of particular significance in the context of the count-down to South Africa’s 20th Anniversary of liberation in 2014. He added: “The best way to celebrate Madiba’s life is to observe the ideals his life encapsulates: freedom, democracy and dignity for all. Madiba’s leadership transcended all human boundaries, whether based on race, clan, ethnicity or religion.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more