Carlos Alcaraz debuts on the ATP Tour at 16

first_imgThe Open River 2020, which begins this Monday in Rio de Janeiro, will likely be a historic second for Carlos Alcaraz, thought of one in every of the future pearls of Spanish tennis. At 16, the younger tennis participant from Murcia will play his first match on the ATP Tour on Monday towards the Spanish Spaniard Albert Ramos after receiving an invite to play the ultimate event.Alcaraz, 406 of the world rating, is skilled by a champion on clay as Juan Carlos Ferrero, Davis Cup champion in 2000, 2004 and 2009 and Roland Garros in 2003. His titles already embrace titles similar to the U14 Invitational by Lacoste of 2017, the Davis Junior Cup of 2018 and he has already been capable of win top-200 gamers regardless of his youth. Carlos Alcaraz is the 16-year-old tennis participant with the most factors in the ATP rating with 82, is the second in the rating if we depend the gamers of 17 years and would occupy the seventh place in a hypothetical desk if solely the gamers of 18 years or much less who compete in the circuit had been counted, which makes clear their early information in the tennis world.In the 2020 season Alcaraz has performed three ITF Futures tournaments and its worst end result has been a runner-up. The Murcia began the season profitable the two titles of the M15 of Manacor in the Rafa Nadal Academy and in addition reached the finals of the M15 of Antalya, the place he fell in the ultimate towards Hungarian Zsombor Piros in three units. This Monday Alcaraz faces the first check towards the elite at the ATP Tour, the place he’ll attempt to show to the normal public the nice tennis he has displayed in ITF Futures tournaments.last_img read more

One-minute silence before matches

first_img GAME ON FRIDAY “So far, the George’s people want to play their game on Friday, so if they want to play, it is very unlikely we will postpone any games. But we have a sit-down meeting tomorrow (today), so whatever the final decision, it will come out of that,” he added. The STETHS principal said James’ death had a devastating impact on ISSA. “Apart from the shock, we (ISSA) would have been devastated. If you follow football, Dominic is a person you would know of, and if you met him, you could not have met a nicer young man, so, for us, it makes it even harder to take, as most ISSA executives would have known Dominic personally and would have interacted with him, so it hit very close to home.” As a mark of respect, all games leading up to the burial of the player will be marked by a minute’s silence. “We have advised that for all games leading up to his burial, there should be one minute of silence before each match, both Manning and daCosta Cup,” Wellington informed. “The next TV game should be STETHS-Munro, and if that is the case, then we are going to make some arrangements regarding that on Saturday.” Wellington also said the incident gives ISSA an opportunity to review their medical protocol. “In terms of how the young man was transported to the hospital and the response time, it could have been better,” he said. “So when something like this happens, you have to use the opportunity to review what you have in place and see if anything can improve, even if nothing is wrong with what you have. “If you can learn from the experience, learn from it, and improve on what you have,” said Wellington. There will be no postponement of tomorrow’s FLOW/ISSA schoolboy football matches. This was up for consideration because of the untimely passing of St George’s College’s Manning Cup captain, Dominic James, who collapsed on the field of play five minutes into their Group A game against Excelsior High at Stadium East on Tuesday. Keith Wellington, ISSA’s vice-president, told The Gleaner that the St George’s College fraternity was in favour of honouring their Friday fixture against Greater Portmore at Winchester Park, so they saw no reason for the postponement. However, he says there will be a meeting today to make a final decision. “There will be no postponement,” the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) principal stated. “We were thinking that, at a very minimum, we would postpone the games in that zone until next week and go ahead with the other games. But we met with the principal (St George’s) and coach (Neville Bell), and Dr Small (Walton, ISSA president) spoke with the parents, and they were okay with that, so it (postponement) is unlikely,” he said.last_img read more

Ellen Instructs Public Works to Save JFK

first_imgIn the wake of the erosion which has affected the rear fence of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has instructed the Ministry of Public Works to lead a team charged with the responsibility to clear all man-made structures obstructing the drainages and flow of natural water.Other members of the team include the General Services Agency (GSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).President Sirleaf wants urgent and immediate steps taken to avoid further destruction of the medical facility, adding, “We cannot stop the rain but we can stop its adverse effects.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader gave the directive when she paid a visit to the premises of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, where a portion of the hospital’s fence was broken down by flood due to its undermining by surface water.She frowned at the construction of structures in unapproved places as they are blocking the free flow of water and causing floods in the streets, alleys, and communities, some of which have threatened the J.F.K. Medical Center.  The JFK is the hub of Liberia’s health care delivery system.The Liberian leader further instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs, working in line with its mandate as chair of government’s Disaster Relief Commission, to begin addressing the challenges caused by the current wave of flooding in Monrovia and its environs.She also used the opportunity to thank the J.F.K. staff and public health workers for their dedication to duty, service to humanity, compassion, courage, as well as their sacrificial services to the nation,  terming them as being among the heroes on the frontline in helping to wipe out the Ebola virus from Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Orphan among scholarship awardees to study overseas

first_imgBy Devina SamarooAn orphan is among four new Guyanese students who has won scholarships to study across the world at universities under the United World Colleges (UWC), an international organisation that has launched its second scholarship programme in Guyana.Masud LewisBibi Asseya MohamedThe students are Tyreis Hunte, 16, from St Joseph High School; Bibi Aseeya Mohamed, 16, from Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary; Masud Lewis, 17, from Bishops’ High School; and Nicholas Roberts, 17, from Educational Trust College.They were chosen by the National Committee of UWC (Guyana) from a shortlist of 16 students.Hunte will be studying at UWC Changshu (China), Mohamed at UWC Costa Rica, Lewis at UWCSEA (Singapore) and Roberts at – UWC Red Cross Nordic (Norway).Tyreis HunteNicholas RobertsLifetime opportunityIt is an opportunity of a lifetime for the four students. According to Hunte, when he received the good news, he was overwhelmed with joy.“I couldn’t control my emotions. I even woke up the next morning and asked if I was actually selected because it was still unbelievable. Being selected out of so many talented and intelligent young individuals who all have their own vision and plan to improve the future of the country,” he expressed.Hunte said this experience will grant him the ideal opportunity to showcase the Guyanese culture and traditions to the hundreds of other students from across the globe who will be attending the college.The other recipient, Mohamed, was incredibly elated when she was informed of her success:“UWC is a life changing organisation to many teens. As a 16-year-old just finishing high school it is a great opportunity to earn a scholarship from this organisation. The UWC colleges aren’t only about academics…They create a community with students from all different parts of the world. Going to UWC Costa Rica would be a pleasure for me,” she stated, as she urged other students to apply for these life changing scholarships.Lewis, the other winner, said he always “thirsted for an educational system which not only promotes and facilitates rigid academic goals, but also promotes unlimited and intense extracurricular goals along with the initiative to blend cultures and perspectives, with the aim of creating a better world.”With this thirst fermenting, he was overjoyed when he won the scholarship to study at UWC.“I wouldn’t have been able to afford studentship at any of the colleges without assistance and as such, I am eternally grateful to each and every individual who has made this ‘opportunity-in-a-million’ possible,” he said.Roberts, who spent most of his life at the St John Bosco Orphanage in Plaisance, always thought opportunities like these were out of his league:“When I was first introduced to the United World College scholarship, I thought for a moment that this was too big for me,” he explained.Therefore, when he won the scholarship, he was beyond ecstatic:“In my mind, I would have never seen an orphan going to a foreign country on a scholarship. Anyway the scholarship did not care if you were an orphan, a billionaire, an invalid or anything of that sort, it just cared about how an individual could change the world through education, peace, and fraternity. I am finally a part of something great,” he expressed.He explained that too often, individuals are defined by their background and only afforded opportunities based on those origins. But Roberts is encouraging everyone out there, regardless of their situations, to break boundaries and strive for greatness.UWCUWC Guyana, founded in 2015, is the Guyana branch of UWC, which has the mission “To make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”.UWC has existed since 1962 and Nelson Mandela was a former president of the board – his own children were educated at the UWC in Swaziland during apartheid.UWC has 15 schools and colleges across five continents all with distinctive characters but sharing the same mission, ethos and values.Last year four students were selected and are now studying at UWC. Kyle Joseph, a former Queen’s College student is in Canada; Merissa Peterson, a former of Diamond Secondary is in the USA; Saif Panday, formerly of St Roses High is in Singapore; and Stephon Roberts, who attended Bishops’ High is in China. (DevinaSamaroo)last_img read more

Drug shortages at health facilities a result of poor management – former Health Minister

first_img…says political approach to managing the health sector a downfallThe chronic, endemic shortages of medicines and medical supplies, as well as the poor warehousing of medicines, are as a result of poor management obtaining in the public health sector.This is according to former Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy, who on Thursday told Guyana Times that the “corrupted and over-priced” medicine procurement system and the non-functioning of the Ophthalmology Centre at Port Mourant, with a total absence of cataract surgeries in Regions Five and Six, are due to the political approach by the APNU/AFC coalition Government in managing Guyana’s health sector.“The truth is that APNU/AFC deliberately abandoned many of the protocols in place and many of the quality programmes already in place, for political reasons. The closure of the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary, the frequent down time for X-rays and laboratory equipment, the downtime for dental clinics and for operating rooms… These are all examples of the poor management that has become endemic in the public health sector,” he stated.Dr Ramsammy added that many of the successful initiatives that the former administration had put in place were quashed when the new administration took Government.Dr Leslie RamsammyHowever, those initiatives that were abandoned by the Government of the day are now being “picked up again, as they now try to reinvent the wheel,” he said.“I see they are working on the Essential Drug List. This is critical and it is necessary. But it was in place, and while it is an opportune time to revise the EML, what is the sense if standard medicines are still not available? For example, right now there is a shortage of metformin, a diabetes medicine,” he said.The former Health Minister lamented that the package of publicly guaranteed health care service has been abandoned among other initiatives that were in place to propel the health sector, not regress it.“The workplace programme was abandoned, and now they are talking about bringing it back. The home care programme that we piloted in Region Six (and)) the HIV and TB Programme across Guyana were abandoned. The Mental Health Programme no longer exists; vector control is today almost non-existent; the HPV vaccination programme introduced in 2010 has been totally mismanaged. What has happened to the Pneumococcus-13 vaccination programme?” he enquired.He reiterated that the replacement of a professional approach to the development of the health sector with a political approach has had a traumatic impact on health care in Guyana, and that unless this step can be corrected, the health system in the country is bound to fail.last_img read more

Santa Fe moves up start time

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 7:15 p.m.Santa Fe High School has moved up the starting time for Wednesday’ s CIF-SS, Division III-A boys basketball first round playoff game. Originally set for 7:30 by the CIF-SS office, the Chiefs and visiting West Covina have agreed to begin the game at 7 p.m.last_img

Kerr lauds ‘Zico’ as Gor juggernaut rolls on

first_img“Zico doesn’t get enough plaudits for the work that he does behind the scenes. He works very hard and he is working for me, not against me. A lot of assistants want to be coach and things happen, but I hope one day Zico becomes coach wherever in the world,”“To have someone support you like he does is superb. Also, Willis (Ochieng) and TM (Jolawi Obondo) and the entire backroom staff…. It’s incredible when you are working from the same page,” Kerr said.The tactician was speaking after his side put a few toes into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 1-0 win over South Africa’s SuperSport United in the first leg of a play-off round.K’Ogalo are looking at sealing a historic slot into the group stages where a bumper kitty of Sh27mn awaits them and to do that, they need to avoid defeat in the return leg of the tie in Pretoria on April 18.The tactician has affirmed that they would not be heading to Pretoria with a defensive mentality, noting he has told the players to go on and enjoy themselves to bring the result home.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with SuperSport United’s Mogan Gould during the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off round in Machakos on April 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We were superb against SuperSport. We had a positive attitude in the match and our team spirit was fantastic. We need to go there with the same mentality. Everybody will think we will go there and defend; no. I have told the players to go on and express themselves,” the tactician noted.Despite the slim lead from the first leg, Kerr was still impressed but once again conceded they should have scored more looking at the chances they created.He was also full of praise for midfielder Philemon Otieno who perched into right back for his second consecutive match and had a superb outing especially coming up against a speedy winger in Thuso Phala.“Philemon has been fantastic. He is one of the players who can virtually play anywhere. I could play him in goal and he does well. He could even have my job and do it well,” the tactician joked.Meanwhile, Gor will shift their attention to a catch up league fixture on Wednesday afternoon in Machakos against new comers Wazito FC and a huge relief for them is that the Kenyan Premier League management has shelved their weekend match against Kakamega Homeboyz scheduled for Saturday to allow them concentrate on the SuperSport return tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr (Left) with Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno (Right) before the team departed for Tunisia for their game against Esperance. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 9- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has showered praises on his assistant Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno and the entire backroom staff for the support they have accorded him, saying they are the reason the team has been successful.Kerr took charge of the team in July last year and has lost only twice, once against Mathare United in a league tie and his second came in last month when they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Esperance in a CAF Champions League tie in Tunisia.last_img read more

Thierry Henry named new Monaco coach

first_imgHenry, who has signed a contract with Monaco until June 2021, said it was “fate” that he had returned to the Principality.Henry replaces Leonardo Jardim, who in 2017 guided Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000. He was sacked on Thursday after a string of poor results left Monaco in the relegation places.The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at Arsenal’s academy and father of Chelsea player Ethan Ampadu.Henry graduated from Monaco’s youth system and made his debut for the club in 1994.He notably scored seven goals in the 1997-8 Champions League as the Monaco team of the time, then coached by Arsene Wenger, reached the semi-finals, where they lost to Juventus.– ‘Can’t wait’ –“It is with great pride that I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position to become the manager of AS Monaco FC,” he said on Twitter.“I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months but Monaco will always be close to my heart.Henry with Monaco teammates Victor Ikpeba and John Collins in 1997 © AFP/File / ALAIN FULCONIS“Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems like fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too.“I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity but now the hard work must begin. Can’t wait.”After spending five seasons as a player with Monaco, Henry went on to play for Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls.While at Arsenal, he was the Premier League’s top scorer for four seasons and won two league titles. He has been tipped as a future manager of the London club.“A big opportunity with @AS_Monaco, a club close to your heart — and we’ll be rooting for you,” a tweet from Arsenal said.Henry scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, winning not only the 1998 World Cup but also Euro 2000.After the duo oversaw Belgium’s 2-1 win against Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday, Martinez said Henry “has the potential to become a great coach”.Henry’s first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on October 20 with a must-win Champions League tie against Club Brugge four days later.Monaco chief executive officer Vadim Vasilyev said Henry could “count on our trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out the mission”.“His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his nomination a reality.“Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Arsenal and France star Thierry Henry, who is set to make his full coaching bow with AS Monaco in France’s Ligue 1. © AFP/File / Valery HACHEMonaco, Monaco, Oct 13 – Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was on Saturday named as Monaco coach, taking his first job in club management after leaving his position with the Belgian national team.The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez since 2016, returns to the club where he began his professional career.last_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United target ‘worth €100m’, claims PSG star’s agent

first_img1 Arsenal and Manchester United have been told that Marco Verratti is worth no less than £72m by the midfielder’s agent Donato Di Campli.The Premier League duo have been regularly linked with the tenacious central midfielder, who has emerged as one of the best players of his kind in world football since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain in 2012.Still only 22, Verratti has become an integral member of the star-studded squad in Paris and extended his contract with the club until 2019 last year.Despite that, rumours of interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and both English clubs won’t go away.But his agent Di Campli insists only a megabucks offer would be enough to land him in today’s market.He told France Football: “If Kevin De Bruyne signs for City for €80 million, then €100 million for Marco does not seem a heresy.“I hear here and there that Pogba is €100m. For me, Verratti is worth as much.” Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti last_img read more


first_imgONE of Ireland’s best-known food critics has caused a bit of a stir today – with his review of Donegal restaurants!But it wasn’t fine dining which got the taste buds going of Paulo Tullio – his review in today’s Irish Independent is full of praise for Letterkenny’s ‘Bread & Butter’ cafe!He writes: “We didn’t have high expectations when we sat down in a booth, but the service was excellent and, as it turned out, the food was well made. Toni wanted a light snack, so she ordered the homemade vegetable soup, which came with homemade bread, while I went for a simple dish of fish and chips. “For simple café fare, I thought it was well done. Toni’s soup was well made, nicely presented and the bread was good, while my fish and chips were excellent, the batter on the cod crisp and dry, and the chips managed to be golden, crispy and soft inside. That’s exactly how I think chips should be made, but it’s surprising how rarely they arrive like that. A small ramekin of tasty tartar sauce accompanied the dish.“A shared dessert of Malteser cheesecake and a pretty good espresso finished the meal, which left us both contented.”Paulo also visited a number of other establishments including La Bella Donna in Donegal Town.You can read his full review here: FOR ‘BREAD & BUTTER’ CAFE IN LK AS TOP FOOD CRITIC GIVES THUMBS UP! was last modified: January 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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