Alcaraz follows the wake of Nadal: victory in his debut ATP with 16 years and before Ramos, a top-50

first_imgLike Nadal, Carlos sports activities Nike gear and performs with a Babolat racket; It has a two-handed setback reminiscent of the winner of 19 Grand Slams for its energy and Djokovic for precision; on the observe it’s dealt with with an aplomb and a seriousness typical of the Mallorcan; shout “come” and “come on” if you earn necessary factors; It has a capability that impresses to generate profitable blows, even with left-handed ones, and it’s dealt with with out concern of error and a outstanding resistance from the backside of the observe, the place it’s a wall in lengthy exchanges. I used to be capable of enhance a lot, particularly the serve, and a physicist who can change into imposing already seems in it. All these virtues, the sensible course of Juan Carlos Ferrero and an atmosphere that protects him and helps him mature, make him an thrilling prospect.Precocity figuresThis 12 months he has a report of 14-1 in the ITF class (he received the two M15 of Manacor and was a finalist in the one of Antalya) and final 12 months he starred in early feats by profitable Jannik Sinner and changing into the first tennis participant born in 2003 who he received in a Challenger, being 15 years and 10 months the fourth youngest to take action in the final 20 programs after Auger-Aliassime (14 and 11), Nadal (15 and 3) and Soloviev (15 and 9). Then he might in Murcia with Pedro Martínez, a top-200, emulating Tomic, Gasquet, Nadal and Ryan Harrison, who additionally did it before the age of 16. He’s the youngest top-500 there may be now. At the second, it goes from 406 to 313, a rise of 93 seats. Don’t forget your title. At evening, after three in the morning, native time, Alcaraz triumphed in three units (7-6 (2), 4-6 and 7-6 (2)), however in a increased class competitors, a 500, and before a good higher rival, Albert Ramos, 41st in the rating (he was 17th in 2017) and consummate clay specialist (he was a finalist in Monte Carlo). The boy was arrange and broke in the second, and then had three balls to interrupt with 5-4 and serve to win. He misplaced the partial and in the third spherical he didn’t hand over regardless of becoming an exit break. With 0-Three he traced on the foundation of race and braveness with a 5-Zero run. Little by little he cornered his skilled compatriot (32 years outdated), who gave all the pieces to attempt to overcome Alcaraz (saved three match balls), and in the final tiebreaker he couldn’t with him. Blushing, irritated, drenched in sweat after three and a half hours of battle, he congratulated his stout executioner. He performed the supporting function in a film that was horror for him, a nightmare. Carlos Alcaraz, the most promising future of Spanish tennis, is right here. The Murcia took benefit of the invitation of the event in Rio de Janeiro for the ultimate draw on Monday and received in his first ATP Tour match with solely 16 years, an achievement nearly equivalent to the one which Rafa Nadal as soon as received, who beat the first of change in 2002, though he nonetheless had a month and a peak to say goodbye to 15. The Balearic received in Mallorca by a double 6-Four Paraguayan Ramón Delgado, at the moment quantity 81 in the world.last_img read more

Jurors hear expletive-laced phone messages from Spector

first_imgJurors in the Phil Spector murder trial heard expletive-laced phone messages Monday from the music producer to a former girlfriend, telling her “be careful what you say to me because nothing you say is worth your life.” The nearly 14-year-old recordings were left for Dorothy Melvin shortly after an incident at Spector’s home in which she told police he had pointed a handgun at her. He also makes reference to lawyers in one of the messages, telling Melvin, “I’m going to get you for what you did.” The context of that statement was not explained and it came at the end of an expletive-laced message left on Melvin’s answering machine. Preceding it were several messages in which Spector apologized for his behavior. Spector, whose “Wall of Sound” recording technique transformed rock `n’ roll in the 1960s, has pleaded not guilty in the Feb. 3, 2003, shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion. Defense attorneys have argued she shot herself. Prosecutors have called Melvin and others to testify that Spector had a history of recklessness with guns. In the first of six messages played Monday, Spector said he knew Melvin was in town and hoped she would call him because he wanted to see her. “We’d like to see you and talk to you,” he said. “Don’t be so mysterious.” He said he was calling on July 2, 1993, the day that Melvin has said the trouble began between them. Melvin testified earlier in the trial that Spector threatened her with a gun and hit her in the head when she tried to leave his home. In the second message played, Spector apparently referred to the confrontation that resulted in police being called to his house. “I just want you to know what you did last night was the right thing,” he said. “It’s what you had to do. It’s OK.” A third message said he understood if she was upset and added, “I miss you.” His fourth message was even more apologetic: “You never did anything wrong,” he said. “It was all me and my inexcusable behavior. I apologize. … I’ll stay out of your life. It was not your fault. … I wish you luck, dear. You certainly deserve a lot better than that.” But in the next message the tone changed. He began with a joking comment, then said, “Keep smiling, Dorothy. I expect a return call. But be careful what you say to me because nothing you say is worth your life. Goodbye, Dorothy.” In the last message, the tape of which was quite muffled in the courtroom, Spector mentioned that Melvin was seeing lawyers and said, “You’re never going to get out of what you did. I’m going to get you for what you did and you’ll see papers Monday morning.” The jurors were given transcripts on which to read along with the statements after the judge turned down a defense motion to edit out profanity. The tapes were played after Pasadena police Sgt. Chris Russ testified that Spector ranged from being cooperative to irate when police questioned him about the confrontation with Melvin. “Initially he was cooperative and then he became upset and asked us to leave,” Russ said. The sergeant said he did not see Spector with a handgun but did see him wearing a shoulder holster and saw a shotgun on the premises of Spector’s home He said Melvin declined to press charges against Spector, saying she didn’t want publicity because of her position as entertainer Joan Rivers’ manager. Under cross-examination by defense attorney Roger Rosen, Russ said Spector did not appear to be drunk and that he did not observe any bumps or lumps on Melvin’s head. His testimony was the first in more than a week in a trial delayed by lead defense attorney Bruce Cutler’s unspecified illness. Before the jury entered the courtroom, Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler inquired about Cutler’s health. “Mr. Cutler, are you feeling better?” asked the judge. “Yes sir,” said Cutler. “You are ordered to stay well,” Fidler said with a smile. The judge also made a brief inquiry of one juror who reported he had been contacted by a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times. The juror said the person was an entertainment writer with whom he had a prior business relationship and said the contact would not interfere with his ability to continue as a fair and impartial juror.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

‘Beast’ Conte can whip Chelsea stars into shape, says former Blues coach

first_imgFormer Chelsea assistant Steve Clarke insists it ‘doesn’t do any harm to have a temper as a manager’, as Antonio Conte prepares to take the reins at Stamford Bridge.The Italy boss’ appointment was confirmed on Monday, with the 46-year-old signing a three-year deal with the London club.But the Blues players may get a shock when ‘angry’ Conte finally arrives after Euro 2016.Guus Hiddink has rebuilt the team’s confidence following what was a nightmare end for Jose Mourinho, but Chelsea’s stars have been warned not to get used to the Dutchman’s gentle approach.Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo recently spoke of his admiration for his former Juventus manager, calling him a ‘genius’ but also admitting he is ‘a little mad’.“The man can be a beast, a dressing room when he is angry is one of the most dangerous places you can be,” Pirlo said.“I have been in his dressing room at half-time when we have been winning, but he comes in and will be throwing full bottles of water around because of a mistake we made, or because he feels we should be further ahead.”Pirlo also addressed his thoughts on Conte in his book, I Think Therefore I Play, saying: “When Conte speaks, his words assault you. They crash through the doors of your mind, often quite violently and settle deep within you.”And former assistant Clarke believes Conte’s combative style could be just what Chelsea need to put this miserable season behind them.“Most modern managers are a bit more placid and more calm around the players, but it doesn’t do any harm to have a temper on you as a manager,” the Scot told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The players can be a bit precious nowadays, but I think they just have to get on with it.“The Chelsea players owe the club a decent season next year. The fact they’re stuck mid-table this term is not correct. They were champions last season and they should certainly be much more competitive than they are.“And I think with Conte going in there next year, if he does crack the whip the players have just got to respond.”last_img read more


first_imgA young father of two was told he may never see his family again if he continues to drive in such an appalling manner.Danny Connors is led away from Letterkenny Courthouse. (NW Newspix)Falcarragh District Court heard how Danny Connors drove at speeds in excess of 180kph during a Garda pursuit. The 21 year old overtook several cars over several miles after “panicking” when he saw Gardai.Connors of Canal Road, Letterkenny, was sentenced to six months in prison, disqualified from driving for five years and fined €500 for various offences including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and no insurance.The dangerous driving offences occurred at Raymoghy, Manorcunningham, The Polestar Roundabout, Neil T.Blaney Road while the insurance charge was at Canal Road. All the offences happened on February 17.He pleaded guilty to two of the dangerous driving charges and the offence of no insurance.Inspector David Kelly, said on February 17 at 8.55pm Gardai observed a Volkswagen Passat driving dangerously in Newtowncunningham towards Letterkenny.They tried to follow him but could not keep up but witnessed other cars braking to try and avoid him.Inspector Kelly said Connors immediately admitted he didn’t have insurance when caught.He told Judge Paul Kelly the defendant had 11 previous convictions mainly for traffic offences in Sligo, Mullingar an Limerick and had been disqualified from driving for a period of two years.Defence solicitor Michael Shiel told Judge Kelly he had been arrested on foot of a bench warrant and custody had been a very ‘sobering experience’ for him.“He doesn’t want to go back,” Mr Shiel said.He submitted a letter to the court on behalf of his client explaining how he had missed his wife and two children whilst in custody and assured the court he would not trouble it again for motoring offences if he got a chance.However, Judge Kelly said it was an appalling case and it was a ‘miracle’ there wasn’t a serious accident.“I wonder for a moment did he consider his driving could have left a family without a loved one.“I appreciate he has missed his family while in prison but if he continues to drive like this he ma not see them again,” Judge Kelly said.He said the driving was ‘reprehensible’ and he had to impose a custodial sentence.For the dangerous driving offence at Raymoghy Judge Kelly imposed a six months prison and disqualified from driving for five years. On the other charge of dangerous driving at Neil T.Blaney Road he imposed another five years disqualification to run concurrent.On the no insurance charge at Canal Road Judge Kelly imposed a four months prison sentence and disqualified Connors from driving for four years to run concurrent.MAN REACHED SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 180KPH DURING GARDA PURSUIT was last modified: March 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:courtdangerous drivingDanny ConnorsdonegalGardaiJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

Local projects win praise

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The visiting team announced that the chapter was in sound financial shape, returning 76 percent of the proceeds to the community. Parker added that Assistance League of Santa Clarita is “one of the most energetic and organized Assistance League chapters.” The visitors then were taken on a tour of the chapter’s Take Two Thrift Shop on Newhall Avenue. The chapter relies on thrift shop sales as well as its Gallery of Gifts Boutique & Tea, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Valencia, to be able to provide the new shoes and clothing for Operation School Bell children as well as fund its other projects, Hamby said. For information about the Assistance League or its Gallery of Gifts, contact Chris Richardson at (661) 510-9226 or Debra Pecel at (661) 259-8926. Admission to the boutique is free. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The National Assistance League recently came calling upon its local Santa Clarita chapter to learn more about the projects the chapter brings to those in need in the community. The visiting team consisted of Judy Parker from Albuquerque, N.M., and Eadean Scribner from Riverside. The daylong visit took place at the chapter’s Operation School Bell distribution center, where the project’s chairman, Cheryl Carlson, showed the visitors around, pointing out where local boys and girls come and select their new school clothing, backpacks, shoes and supplies. The chapter receives about 1,300 referrals from the schools, and the Operation School Bell center has been a efficient way to provide for the influx of children. Since these students are so accustomed to wearing secondhand clothing, it is a joy for them to finally receive new clothing and supplies as they began the school year, Carlson said. last_img read more

Double-decked deceit

first_imgCalifornia government does a dreadful job of building up and maintaining the state’s infrastructure, but it can manipulate the public masterfully. Just witness the controversy generated over Caltrans’ phony “plan” to double-deck the 405. First, officials at the state Department of Transportation floated the idea of expanding the freeway through the Sepulveda Pass, either by widening it or slapping on an upper deck. This was a “plan” without a plan – no designs, no research, certainly no funding or commitment from politicians – all but certain never to come to fruition. But it served its purposes beautifully. As soon as word of the 405 idea went public, the usual neighborhood groups howled in protest – and with reason. Although some protesters are just the usual NIMBYs who oppose progress of any kind, most are reasonable people fed up with a government that fails to deal with the big issues, and seldom takes their concerns into consideration. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Nonetheless, the complaints were all the pretext Caltrans needed to kill the bogus double-decking scheme. “There was a lot of negative comments about the double-decking,” said Ron Kosinski, deputy district director for Caltrans. “My thought is, relatively soon, we’ll be putting that one to bed.” And so, once again, local and state officials can say they tried. They wanted to ease traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley, but those pesky NIMBYs shot down all their good ideas. Too bad. But Los Angeles residents want traffic relief, we just don’t want phony “plans” that lack integrity or any recognition of local concerns. More important, the region needs a comprehensive vision to deal with all its infrastructure needs – housing, water, traffic, schools – not patchwork fixes that fail to address the scope of Southern California’s problems. There’s no reason for Valley residents to fight over double-decking the 405 at this point. Let the politicians and bureaucrats put a concrete proposal forward before we waste our energy. Instead of squabbling among ourselves, we should be united to demand better from our officials. We want real solutions to real problems, not sleazy political stunts. 160Want 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

Elections 2014: there’s still time to register

first_img10 January 2014 Potential voters who missed the past weekend’s final voter registration can still do so at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) offices located throughout South Africa, the Presidency announced on Monday. Although President Jacob Zuma announced 7 May 2014 as the election date, he has not proclaimed the date. “The weekend of 8 to 9 February was the last registration weekend. However, voter registration will continue until the date of the official proclamation of the election by the president and the premiers, towards the end of the month,” Mac Maharaj, the Presidency’s spokesperson, said. Once Zuma has proclaimed the date, it will be gazetted and the voters’ roll will be closed.Make an appointment Despite challenges posed by the wet weather and service delivery protests, more than 1,2-million people registered to vote this weekend. Maharaj said those who missed the opportunity must make an appointment to apply for registration, during office hours. “They must always phone first to make an appointment,” he said, adding that the application could only be made in person. “No online or email registrations are permitted . they must please bring their valid green, bar-coded ID book, smartcard ID or the valid Temporary Identity Certificate,” he said. Members of the public can check whether they are registered to vote by sending an SMS with their ID number to 32810, and can check their voter registration details by visiting or calling 0800 11 800 toll-free from a landline. Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Agriculture cheers rollback of tariffs that bolsters USMCA chances

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On May 17 the Trump administration announced plans to lift the 25% tariff on steel and the 10% duty on aluminum imports imposed last year on Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products. The turmoil has slowed passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).“Today’s lifting of steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexican and Canadian imports and the elimination of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural products by Mexico and Canada is welcome news,’ said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Retaliatory tariffs are a drag on American farmers and ranchers at a time when they are suffering more economic difficulty than many can remember. Elimination of these tariffs should help pave the way for approval of the USMCA by Congress. Likewise, keeping an eye on today’s deal should address concerns about dumping and unfair subsidies.“With this milestone reached, we urge negotiators to continue their work toward re-opening markets with the European Union, China and Japan. The Farm Bureau believes in fair trade. Eliminating more tariffs and other trade barriers is critical to achieving that goal.”last_img read more

BJP attacks Rawat on sting, claims it will form govt in Ukhand

first_imgNew Delhi, May 8 (PTI) BJP today asserted that it will form government in Uttarkhand after May 10, claiming that a new sting video showed that ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat has lost the support of Congress MLAs and he was bound to lose the trust vote on Tuesday.”If they think that by giving money, they will save the floor then they are wrong. On tenth, the majority will go against Congress and the new government will be formed by BJP,” party leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari told reporters.Terming Rawats conduct as “shameful”, he said that Congress is performing its “last rites” in the state as they have kept a leader who is “insulting his own party”.Koshyari, who is a former chief minister of the state and is seen as a contender for the top post of if BJP forms the government, evaded a query on who will be the partys CM saying, “This answer can be given by party chief Amit Shah.””Harish Rawat alleges that BJP is indulging in horse-trading. He is himself indulging in it. First there was a sting on him. Today a new sting has come out.”One MLA has himself has said that CM, to please his own MLAs, is giving Rs 25-30 lakhs. There cannot be a more shameful thing than this,” the BJP leader alleged.He said that the episode showed that the chief minister has lost trust in his own MLAs and the MLAs do not have trust in their leader.advertisement”MLAs lose their trust in their leader. Around one-third leave him, and those who are left, one-third of them also demand Rs 25 lakh or Rs 50 lakh. In Uttarkhand, this demonic sport should stop and Harish Rawat should stop levelling allegations,” he said, adding that Congress has lost all hope and which is why they were”bribing their own members”.He said that MLAs in the sting have alleged that the government is involved with mining and liquor mafias.”Congress which at some point fought for the freedom of the country, which had leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel, that Congress to taking its last breath or rather performing its last rites.”It has kept such a leader in the state who is himself insulting the party and insulting the state as well. I believe that MLAs, for the dignity of the state and its people, will free themselves from such corrupt leaders,” he said.In the latest controversy, a sting video has been released by a private news channel which claimed that Harish Rawat gave Rs 25 lakh to some of his MLAs.The Supreme Court had on Friday ordered a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on May 10 when Rawat will seek a vote of confidence during which the nine disqualified Congress MLAs may be able to vote if the High Court permits them.The High Court has reserved its verdict on the rebel MLAs plea for tomorrow. PTI TDS RTlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Zaheer Khan appointed Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations

first_imgMumbai Indians have appointed former India paceman Zaheer Khan as their Director of Cricket Operations.”The experienced ex-India international Zaheer Khan will be part of the Mumbai Indians think-tank, joining the owners Mrs. Nita Ambani and Akash Ambani at the auction in Jaipur today [Tuesday],” Mumbai Indian stated in a press release.One of the pioneers of the knuckle-ball and known for outsmarting batsmen, Zaheer will bring close to two decades of his cricketing experience to his new managerial role for Mumbai Indians.Zaheer was part of the Mumbai Indians in IPL seasons 2009, 2010 and 2014. He has 29 wickets to his name from 30 outings for the men in blue and gold.IPL Auction 2019: Latest Updates”Complete pleasure to be back in my home city with the Mumbai Indians squad. Looking forward to be a part of the dressing with @ImRo45 and @mipaltan . Can’t wait for the season to start,” Zaheer tweeted.Complete pleasure to be back in my home city with the Mumbai Indians squad. Looking forward to be a part of the dressing with @ImRo45 and @mipaltan . Can’t wait for the season to start.zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) December 18, 2018Ahead of the IPL auction, Mumbai Indians have retained 18 players, continuing with its philosophy of identifying and nurturing young talents.New player c Mahela b Zaheer #CricketMeriJaan #IPLAuction @MahelaJay @ImZaheer Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018While the likes of all rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah form the core of Mumbai Indians, the three-time champions outfit have also continued with Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare and Suryakumar Yadav.advertisementWelcome back home, @ImZaheerRead more before you see our Director of Cricket Operations at today’s #IPLAuction #ZakIsBack Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018From the experienced contingent, Mumbai Indians have Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff and the Kiwi pair of Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne.Rohit Sharma will continue to lead Mumbai Indians.last_img read more