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Rafael Nadal numero uno again after lifting 8th Italian Open title

first_imgRafael Nadal regained the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings on Monday after lifting his eighth Italian Open title on Sunday.The Spaniard defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 on clay to reinstate himself as the king of clay and the world number one. He once again overtook Roger Federer to regain the spot ahead of this year’s French Open.If the rankings were based solely on claycourt play, however, the Spaniard would rarely have left the pinnacle in the 13 years since he won the first of his 10 Roland Garros crowns.With Federer skipping the claycourt season and top seeding long assured, Nadal will head to Paris next week a strong favourite to get his hands on the Coupe des Mousquetaires for a record-extending 11th time.Rafa Nadal returns to No. 1, beginning his 174th week at the .https://t.co/4xhTiaePNp#ATP pic.twitter.com/sPIsVOxAIQATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) May 21, 2018″Everything will be different in Paris,” Nadal said somewhat disingenuously after his victory at the Foro Italico.”Of course a win like this helps but in Paris the conditions will be different in every respect. Today is the time to enjoy this victory, not for thinking about Roland Garros.”Despite losing his first service game on Sunday, Nadal removed any doubts over his fitness and form for the year’s second major in the opening set.”I played one of the best sets that I played on clay this year. First set was fantastic, in my opinion, in terms of everything,” he added.advertisement”Feeling, good shots, tactically everything was, in my opinion great in the first set, no. Returning great. All the things that I wanted to do happened. So, it was a great set.”Zverev, who had won back-to-back claycourt titles over the previous two weeks in Munich and Madrid, hit back to win the second set but a rain delay disrupted his rhythm and Nadal reeled off the last five games to seal his 78th career title.The 21-year-old German will be second seed at Roland Garros and he took some positives from his performance in Rome.”I was not far away from beating Rafa on a clay court in a Masters final,” he said.”So I guess I can take that to Paris.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Police yet to crack motive behind Netajinagar Narendrapur murders

first_imgKolkata: The homicide section of Kolkata Police’s Detective Department took over investigation of the Netajinagar elderly couple murder case on Thursday. Several angles have cropped up in the case, but police are still not sure about the motive behind the murders.According to sources, during probe mystery arose over the key of a cupboard which was found intact after the murder. After breaking it open, police found several documents related to bank accounts and fixed deposits. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaInvestigators suspect that as the elderly couple was issueless, they might have had prepared a will which is yet to be traced. It was also found that the murderers had taken away the mobile phone of Dilip Mukherjee, but did not take the mobile phone of his wife Swapna. The murderers had, however, removed the SIM card from her mobile phone. Police are checking the call list of the deceased couple in order to identify those who were in touch with them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThough police have already interrogated several persons including a mason who used to reside at the said house on rent, nothing suspicious could be found till Thursday night. However, the investigators are sure that the murderers were known to the Mukherjee family and were close to the elderly couple. On the other hand, police are still in the dark about the motive of the Narendrapur double murder. On Thursday, police questioned the family members of one of the owners of the land and house where the couple, identified as Pradip Biswas and Alpana Biswas, was found murdered. Investigators came to know about a deal which was expected to happen soon over selling the land. It was also found that there might have been some resistance as large traces of blood was found inside the house. After examining the injuries, it was found that it could not have been possible to spread that much blood from the wounds of the deceased persons.last_img read more

Bahamian Music Legend Dies – Count Bernadino Exits Lifes Stage At 92

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFrom Obi Pindling, leader of Visage and close family friend…“I have been asked by the family of Bahamian cultural giant, recording artist and entertainer par excellence, Mr. Franklyn H. Ellis more affectionately known as “Count Bernadino”, to formally announce his passing shortly after midnight today at Doctor’s Hospital with his dear and loving wife, Juanita, at his bedside. He was 92 years old.As many of you may know, for the past eighteen (18) months or so, “Count” has been bed-ridden and unable to walk, as he battled heart and thyroid issues. A more detailed statement along with funeral arrangements will be given at a later date.On behalf of my own family, the Visage family, the entire music and entertainment industry of our beloved Bahamas and Bahamians everywhere, I wish to extend condolences and deepest sympathies to his wife, children (especially my very close and dear friends, Joey, Nita and Mia) and his extended family. We all offer our prayers that the Lord strengthens all of you at this very difficult time.May his soul rest in peace. Amen.” Related Items:BAHAMIAN MUSIC LEGEND, COUNT BERNADINO Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Allegri We achieved our objective by winning the group

first_imgMax Allegri accepted Juventus loss to BSC Young Boys but admitted they achieved their objective of topping the Champions League group.Juve’s remarkable 26-game unbeaten run which stretches back to November 2017, was ended by the Swiss side but they still topped the group as Manchester United lost 2-1 to Valencia.“We achieved our objective by winning the group, even on a night where everything seemed to go wrong,” the Coach told Football Italia via Rai Sport.“We missed so many opportunities and gifted a penalty, so at the end of the day it was only right that we lost.”Paulo Dybala came off the bench to score a powerful finish and was about to get the equaliser, but it was disallowed for Cristiano Ronaldo’s offside position.Massimiliano Allegri, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusMassimiliano Allegri hails the mentality of Cristiano Ronaldo Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Massimiliano Allegri opened up on his great respect for old star player Cristiano Ronaldo, but warned Juventus that Inter Milan “can win the Scudetto”.“It was offside. In any case, an equaliser wouldn’t have changed anything at that point. We started well and were not lazy in our approach, things just didn’t go our way, but we still won the group and I, therefore, thank the lads.“I preferred to rest Miralem Pjanic ahead of the derby with Torino on Saturday.”Juventus could face Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Liverpool, Schalke, Ajax or Lyon in the Round of 16.“It doesn’t matter who we face, as long as we reach February in good shape.”last_img read more

Game Of Thrones Live Experience Is Coming To A Town Near You

first_imgFull orchestra and choir will perform music from the show with visuals across North America and Europe in 2018Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 26, 2017 – 5:01 pm The hit HBO show “Game Of Thones” live concert experience will return to the road in 2018 with an extensive run of shows across North America and Europe.Led by composer Ramin Djawadi, who was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Score Soundtrack For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for his work on “Iron Man” for 2008, the run of dates kicks off in Madrid on May 8, and will feature a full orchestra with choir accompanied by visuals from the show.”The scale and spectacle of the production brought the world of Westeros to life in a truly immersive fashion,” Djawadi said, according to Billboard. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share the experience with fans not only in North America again, but also to cross the narrow sea for the first time and bring the show to Europe.”This news comes after a successful stint of concerts earlier this year in the U.S. Next year’s concerts will feature music from the seventh season and give fans who can’t get enough of the series something to hold them over until the ninth season arrives in early 2019.Ed Sheeran To Mastodon: Vote On Your Favorite ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cameo Twitter “Game Of Thrones” Live Experience Is Coming To A Town Near You Facebook Want To Experience “Game Of Thrones” Live? game-thrones-live-experience-coming-town-near-you Email News last_img read more

Nicki Minaj Previews Queen Doc Coming In August

first_img https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1001602621424087040 Twitter Email News Facebook Minaj’s new album is expected June 15 and will be followed by a documentary showing how the GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop artist’s inspirations transform into musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 30, 2018 – 3:51 pm Earlier this month at the Met Gala, Nicki Minaj let the world know her next album, Queen, can be expected on June 15. On May 29 the GRAMMY nominee took to social media to share a clip from her upcoming the Making Of ‘Queen’ documentary, which will take us behind the scenes of her latest album and share a glimpse inside her personal life.The short clip for the documentary provides a peek inside of her inspired rapping in the booth for “Chun-Li,” including the lyrics, beats and her vocals. The Trinidadian-born hip-hop artist looks cool and collected before laying down her signature lines on top of what has become the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album. Nicki Minaj Previews ‘Queen’ Doc Coming In August “Making Of” Doc Coming For Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ nicki-minaj-previews-queen-doc-coming-august If you’re curious about the album’s inspiration, Chun-Li was the first female character in Capcom’s “Street Fighter” video games, beginning in 1991, and Minaj’ brand-dropping raps encourage picturing her in a fashionable Burberry trenchcoat and other luxury wear. Of course, the game avatar is a stand-in for the player, Minaj herself, who raps about letting the haters view her as a villain while coming across heroic.Both her latest hit and the single “Barbie Tingz” were released in April, raising hopes for the album we since learned to expect in just a few weeks. The songs were produced by Chevi Muzic’s J. Reid, who left his Atlanta home base for a whirlwind 2018, sharing in Minaj’s success.”I was just so stunned,” Reid told XXL, about Minaj’s flow, jumping from beat to booth freestyling with speed and assuredness. He described the boom-bap beat she chose, an old-school kickdrum-snare feel and praised Minaj’s musical mental clarity and depth. “She’s fully in control over the creative process.”We’ll hear the rest of her album on June 15 and have our chance to see more of what Reid is talking about on Aug. 10, when Minaj’s Making Of ‘Queen’ documentary is expected to debut.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday August 14 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, August 14, 2019:#1) Registration Opens For Senior Center’s Trip To VermontThe Wilmington Senior Center has organized a fun trip to the Vermont Country Store and The Green Mountains on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Board a luxury Silver Fox Coach and enjoy the byways of New England and experience some of Vermont’s best! Tickets cost $55 for Wilmington residents and $79 for non-residents. Registration begins on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Senior Center’s Front Desk.#2) Wilmington Board of Appeals MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Recreation Department’s Kids Dreamcatcher ClassSignup for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts with our Dreamcatcher class on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Open to kids entering grades 3-6.In some Native American cultures Dreamcatchers are handmade wall hangings placed where a person sleeps to ensure good dreams.When a person goes to sleep, the Dreamcatcher will attract all dreams. Bad dreams get trapped inside the web; good dreams pass through. In the morning light, bad dreams dissolve and disappear.In this class you will stencil a picture of a Dreamcatcher on wood using wood stain and paint. All supplies included.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8. The Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 6pm (extended summer hours). All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 27, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Infosys promotes 2100 employees after upbeat Q3 numbers

first_imgInfosys, India’s second largest IT firm, has promoted 2,100 employees after posting upbeat earnings for the third straight quarter ending December 2015.Confirming the development, a spokeswoman of Infosys told The Economic Times that the promotions would be effective from 1 January this year.The latest promotions are slightly higher than the 2,000 announced by the company in October, but they are far below the number of promotions given shortly after Vishal Sikka took charge as the CEO of Infosys in August 2014.The executives and employees across the firm have been promoted taking their performance and maturity of their roles into consideration. Earlier this month, the Bengaluru-based IT major had slashed variable payouts to employees from 100 percent to 75 percent despite an improvement in its revenue in December quarter.Last week, Sikka had said that disruptive technologies like automation and artificial intelligence are posing a “big threat” to the IT industry.”The traditional IT companies are facing the same disruption that everybody else in the world is,” Sikka told NDTV on the sidelines of the annual meet of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.Infosys saw a 0.6 percent increase in revenue to $2,407 million in the October-December quarter in the current fiscal year. In rupee terms, the IT major reported 6.6 percent growth in the net profit to Rs.3,465 crore, while its revenue went up by 15.3 percent to Rs 15, 902 crore on annual basis.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT firm, posted a 14.19 percent rise in its net profit to Rs 6,083 crore for the third quarter, but its revenue growth failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the sixth consecutive quarter.last_img read more

ASALH Highlights Crisis in Black Education

first_imgThe Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month, held its 91st annual Black History Month luncheon on Feb. 26 at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest D.C. The event celebrated the accomplishments of Blacks, and began to challenge systemic disparities in Black education.U.S. Rep. James Clyburn tells participants at the ASALH luncheon Feb. 26 that Blacks need to stand together to fight academic injustice. (Photo by Rob Roberts)With an overflow crowd of guests, ASLALH national president Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham said 2017 theme, “The Crisis in Black Education,” was most relevant in the wake of Betsy DeVos being named Secretary of Education and continued racial inequality across all levels of Black education.“Current litigation and newspaper coverage call attention to not only unequal resources, but also incidents of racial prejudice in urban public schools. These problems are multiple and varied in nature,” Higginbotham said. “The lack of resources in inner city schools, the pipeline-to-prison reality for many youths, the summer-learning gap, the too-often placement of Black male children in special education classes, the severe financial challenges in many historically Black colleges and universities, and not least of all the failure to teach correctly, if at all, the experiences as well as contributions of African Americans to this nation, are all among those problems.”Many luncheon goers voiced particular concern about the national trend that funnels large numbers of Black children out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems – known as the school-to-prison pipeline. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services, participants said.Howard University graduate student Lawrence Mayfield, who attended the luncheon with colleagues from the school’s history and social work departments, told the AFRO that the “zero-tolerance” policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, and are probably more detrimental to Blacks students in 2017 than lack of access was in 1917.“These young people in many instances are not being treated as human beings at all – when someone is interpreting your behavior, your deportment, your inability to sit still or focus on a behavior problem and calling for it to be counted as a criminal act,” Mayfield said. “We have to go back in and teach parents how to advocate on behalf of their children and hold all elected officials in districts where this is happening, accountable to the point of replacing them when necessary.”Mayfield echoed the sentiments of ASALH luncheon keynote speaker U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, (D-S.C.), who offered an impassioned directive to attendees to fight always against the rising tide of academic injustice.  “We’ve had a crisis in Black education ever since education and blackness were lined up together. But even in a time of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois there were different beliefs about how to address that crisis. Washington and DuBois did not agree on the best form of education, but they both adapted their surroundings,”Clyburn told the audience.Clyburn stressed that because the crisis in Black education began during slavery with restrictions on reading and writing for the enslaved, it was imperative that each person use the tools at hand individually to fight a collective problem.“Your importance to society depends on what time it is; it depends upon what crisis it is that visits our communities or our families. I don’t think DuBois or Washington were at all far apart in their desires for Black people. They were facing different types of crises and both rose up to challenge them,” Clyburn said. “The question is ‘what’s in your portfolio that will help you fight and face the challenges we have today.”last_img read more

Keeping the memories alive

first_imgAn artist of diverse talents, the spectrum of D P Sibal’s creativity encompasses many hues and dimensions. We spoke to him during his recent exhibition. Read on… When and how did you start?I had a strong urge at a very early age, infact what I saw around me was unlimited greenery horses peacocks and other natural landscapes at close proximity these early years of mine become such a strong memory which led me to start painting and keep those memories alive. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tell us about your art work themes you choose, mediums, colours etcMy art theme mostly revolves around nature & environment, I mostly use oil or acrylic colours. What does art means to you personally. How will you define your art?Art is a medium of self expression to my mind which is a language through which I express. I attempt to always push my self to go beyond and surprise myself with my paintings.Tell us about the high’s and low’s of your art career? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHighs and lows are quite enjoyable as long as they don’t bog you down and you have the zeal to keep working.Any special journey or art work that you would like to share with us?It has been a satisfying journey so far. Yet miles ahead to go. It’s difficult to share milestones through your journey but notably my exhibition at the Slovak Embassy here in Delhi, an exhibition at Abu Dhabi, Osaka Triennale California are some mentionable efforts which were admired by many. To me my single most pleasurable thing is that my art being admired and liked by others.last_img read more