Tim Henman believes Andy Murray is still driven to fight injury problems | Tennis News

first_imgHenman ranks that moment as his highlight of the last 11 years of the event being in London.“It is the end of an era of the ATP Finals at the O2,” he said. “(Roger) Federer has won a couple of times, Djokovic has won four in a row, there has been some amazing ends to the year.“For me Murray winning in 2016, he had been on such a hot streak, for it to go down to the final match of the year, playing against one of his biggest rivals in Djokovic, the final match to decide not only the champion but also the end of year number one.“For Andy to win that in front of his home crowd was special.” Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year
Andy Murray cut short the 2020 season and instead is prioritising his preparation for next year

UNWTO: Call for innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector

first_imgParticipants should be able to show how their ideas can help tourism in response to COVID-19. Ideas must also be tested and ready for expansion, with a business plan and potential to be implemented in several countries. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to propose new solutions so that the tourism sector can recover from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Ideas that are ready to implement Call “Healing solutions” was launched in collaboration with the WHO and further enhances the joint response of the wider United Nations system to COVID-19. This global call calls on entrepreneurs and innovators to provide their ideas that can help the tourism sector to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and accelerate recovery efforts. The call is specifically aimed at finding ideas that could immediately make a difference: for destinations, for companies, and for public health efforts. The competition has started and entries close on April 10, 2020. Winners “Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge” they will be invited to present their ideas to representatives of more than 150 governments. They will also enjoy the UNWTO access network, which includes hundreds of startups and leading companies from across the tourism sector. “Tourism is the sector that has hit COVID-19 the hardest. Our response must be strong and united. We must also embrace innovation. I invite all entrepreneurs and innovators to ideas that have been developed and are ready to be implemented to share them with us. We especially want to hear ideas that will help communities recover from this crisis, economically and socially, as well as ideas that can contribute to the public health response, ”said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. With millions of jobs at risk because the pandemic is hitting tourism harder than any other sector, the United Nations specialized travel agency has incorporated innovation into its broader response to the pandemic. The UNWTO is working closely with the WHO to mitigate the impact and put tourism at the center of future recovery efforts, and to work closely with governments and the private sector to strengthen cooperation and international solidarity. Source and photo: Ulast_img read more

TotoGaming overhauls digital platform with Digitain provisions

first_img SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm June 12, 2020 Suren KhachatryanTotoGaming, Armenia’s biggest multi-channel bookmaker, has overhauled its digital platform installing the provisions of industry technology and software supplier Digitain.The Armenian bookmaker detailed that its upgrade which will see a variety of new features, was needed in order to provide an optimal digital service for its customers.The Digitain platform installation will see the TotoGaming betting portal undertake a UX-focused facelift. Furthermore, the bookmaker will have access to all Digitain provisions for sports betting and online casino.New sports betting features and functionalities for TotoGaming will include access to over 28,000 live events, with more than 3000 active markets from 65 sports categories made available to the bookmaker.TotoGaming’s online casino provisions will be bolstered by access to over 1000 game titles, from leading industry content providers such as NetEnt, Microgaming and Playson.Digitain CEO Suren Khachatryan, commented on the firm’s customer upgrades:“We’re very proud to have played a part in Totogaming’s success in recent years. The new UI will only help them acquire new players and retain their existing ones.“Following the overhaul, the site looks sleek and intuitive, offering players a much better experience. We’re confident those players will enjoy playing the new games, and that the changes will strengthen TotoGaming’s position as the clear market leader in Armenia.”Digitain governance noted the positive commercial strides the company has undertaken during a successful 2016, with the technology provider securing new clients in Austria’s Tipp1 and Bosnian operator Xlivebet.com Share Peter Nolan joins Digitain as strategic consultant May 29, 2020 Related Articles Interwetten backs Austrian code on sports integrity June 2, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

State Budget Set, with Money for Teacher Pay and Coronavirus Reserves

first_imgA nearly $92 billion state budget was finalized Saturday, with Florida House and Senate negotiators reaching Gov. Ron DeSantis’ teacher pay goal.They also added $300 million to reserves in order to deal with the coronavirus.The House and Senate ended work on all other bills last Friday.A key number in the budget is $500 million for raising base teacher salaries to $47,500, which is the level DeSantis has been seeking.In terms of spending on coronavirus, Senate budget chair Rob Bradley says, “When the (governor’s) proposal was made, we did not have the situation we have in our state and in the country and the world. We make decisions based on the realities that are facing us.”Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, opines that the the $47,500 salary level is an “aspirational goal,” based on the funding level.He adds that the increase is an “important down payment in what must be a multi-year investment.”With coronavirus threatening to reduce state tax collections as tourism and overall consumer spending drops, officials reduced spending on other programs to come up with the extra $300 million, bringing the state’s overall reserves to $3.8 billion.The state will also be receiving $27 million in federal aid to combat the virus.Lawmakers hope to publish the budget by Sunday night, starting the constitutionally required 72-hour waiting period before a final vote can be taken.A budget vote to end the 2020 legislative session will likely take place this Thursday.The budget is set to take effect July 1.last_img read more

Monarchs take control with 6-3 victory over Baby Sens

first_imgJustin Azevedo’s shorthanded goal snapped a 3-3 tie to power the Manchester Monarchs to a 6-3 victory over the hometown Senators in AHL Calder Cup playoff action Tuesday night in Binghamton.The win gives the Monarchs a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff.Game five is Wednesday in Binghamton.After Ryan Potulny pulled the Ottawa Senators farm team even with a goal seven minutes into the third period, Manchester exploded for three goals in the next four minutes to put a dagger into the Baby Sens playoff hopes.Six different Monarchs shared in the scoring.Nelson native Geoff Kinrade, a defenceman in his second season with Binghamton, finished the game a plus one with no points. Binghamton finished the game out shooting the Monarchs 38-26, including 16-10 in the third period.last_img read more

Leaf profile: Nick Newman, a player that hits all the right notes

first_imgThroughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club.Today we focus on California-native Nick Newman, who is not one of the traditional hockey players Leaf fans have seen go through the Green and White dressing room over the years. If fans see Nick Newman strum his hockey stick like a guitar to celebrate his next goal, please don’t be alarmed.Because it’s not the sound of the surf off the California coast this 6-foot, 180-pound American-born hockey player misses.It’s the sound of his guitar or harmonica or piano or time spent doodling Newman chooses to occupy idle time when he’s not burning up the ice for the Nelson Leafs.“I like all kinds of music . . . I guess especially classic rock,” Newman said during the recent off-weekend the Leaf enjoyed.“I like to play my guitar or my harmonica and write my own music.”Newman is not your traditional Canadian hockey player who eats, sleeps and breathes the sport — although Newman does possess a love for the pond game.Instead he enjoyed a love for music at a young age that mirrored his time on the ice.“I’ve always liked hockey and I guess my goal is to play (U.S.) college, hockey,” explained the native of Santa Clarita, California, the fourth largest city Los Angeles Country.“But after hockey I’d probably like to do something like combining music with that of a conception artist.”“My family works in film industry so I have all the connections,” added the 18-year-old Newman. “Something in visual affects, working for Pixar (animation studios).”Newman has been one of the pleasant surprises for Leaf coach Frank Maida.Arriving during training camp via the Vernon Vipers of the B.C. Hockey League, Newman has managed to help stabilize a scoring attack that lost its top scorer when Patrick Martens bolted for Junior A hockey.“I was scouted by the Vernon Vipers, who really liked me and had been watching me over the past few years at various tournaments,” Newman explained. “I was sent here to Nelson via (former Leaf coach) Chris Shaw who is now with Vernon.”Newman, the oldest of two sons for Tina and David Newman of Saugus, California, started hockey when he was three years old after witnessing a Los Angeles Kings game on television.He graduated through the minor hockey ranks to the Los Angeles Junior Kings U-18 team.However, the transition to the Canadian game did not come as easy as fans may think.“(The KIJHL) definitely is very different,” said Newman, tied for second in team scoring, two points behind leader Colton Schell. “A lot of people disagree with me but I feel Canadian hockey is more aggressive and physical.”“For me the way I play is a lot more on the skill side of the game, like European hockey where there’s a lot more flow to the game . . . it’s not very physical.”The transition to Canadian hockey was slow for Newman, who feels it took him 15 games to get adjusted.“I had no time or space to do anything,” said Newman, who’s mother Tina is a production executive for Disney and father, David, a freelance cinematographer. “But I’ve been able to adjust to it and I actually like it better . . . I think it’s more fun.”The crazy schedule that saw Nelson Leaf players fall quicker than timber at a mountain logging show has seen Newman playing with a host of different wingers.The influx of new line mates has not slowed Newman on the ice as the centerman has only been held off the score sheet in five of 26 games this season.“I honestly believe our team is the best in the league even though we haven’t played like it of late,” said Newman, liking the fact there no true one line on the Leafs but four equally skilled sets. “We kind of got on a high after we started beating everyone early in the season but injuries really set us back.“But we’ve been winning a lot lately so I think we’ve turned it around.”Newman & Company have just the opportunity to prove to all the league Nelson is the team to beat when the club faces a tough part of the schedule beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.The game is the first of two in December against the second-place Rebels.There is also a two-game set against Beaver Valley, the second overall team in the KIJHL and the always-tough Spokane Braves.“(Head coach) Frank (Maida) is putting a lot of importance on these next games coming up,” said Newman, scoring 17 times this season.“We were going to have the weekend off but since these big games are coming up he’s making us stay in shape by running and biking and working out.”And when he’s not running or biking there’s always time to clear the head by strumming on his guitar, with pen or pencil in hand.Nick Newman Fast Facts Age: 18Born: Santa Clarita, CalifHometown: Saugus, Calif.Height: six feetWeight: 180 poundsShoots: leftFavourite Pre-game meal: Eggs & ToastFavourite Hockey Player: Dustin Brown, L.A. KingsFavourite NHL Team: Los Angeles KingsFavourite Music: Likes all music, classic rockHobbies other than hockey:  Art & music, plays guitar, harmonica, piano, writes own musicFuture Goal: Scholarship to U.S. College Hockey Team and continue pursuing music and art sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Rebels squeak out win in Game one of KIJHL Final

first_imgIn the second the Knights kept on coming, out shooting the Rebels 16-4 but it was Travis Wellman scoring his seventh of the playoffs evening the game at 1-1 with a goal late in the frame.The goal inspired the home side, which came on flying in the third.Not only did the Rebels own most of the play with a 11-5 shot advantage, but the home team got the winner by Diego Bartlett early in the final period.Jordan Gluck backstopped the Rebels the rest of the way to secure the win.North Okanagan out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.ICE CHIPS: The game attracted only 446 fans to the Castlegar Arena Complex for the league final. . . . The KIJHL used the NHL style two-referee system for the contest with Mike Paige and T. Hawthorne calling the game. . . .Castlegar last played a week ago in Golden while the Knights had to go seven games before ousting Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in Armstrong. The Castlegar Rebels shook off a little rust to steal a 2-1 victory over the North Okanagan Knights in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Tuesday night in the Sunflower City.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday back in Castlegar before the series shifts to Armstrong for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.Despite being well rested after putting away the Golden Rockets six days ago, it was the visiting Knights scoring first on the power play when Mac Ferner beat Jordan Gluck shortside to open the scoring.last_img read more