Liberia’s 13-year-old tennis gem, Saah Kandakai has reached the quarterfinals in his first Sectional Tennis Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States.Saah’s participation in the Sectional Tournament is owing to his ability level.Prior to his sectional tennis debut, New Jersey.com said in March-2014, Saah participated in the National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton (NJTLT), sponsored by Noah Lilienthal, a 14-year-old nationally ranked tennis player.According to the website, Lilienthal expressed his elation of helping Saah who he described as his friend.“I realize how much opportunity I have, because my parents help me around to play tournaments,” Lilienthal said. “Some kids don’t have that opportunity. The goal was to take him to tournaments with my mom and I, so he could have opportunities that he would otherwise not have.”The NJ.com said: “With the help of NJTLT staff, he (Saah) is driven to a Princeton University clinic twice a week with Lilienthal and supplements that with the NJTLT’s Ashe program.”Saah, an eighth-grader at the St. Michael Catholic High School, left for the USA on June 26, 2013 for tennis training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Naples, Florida through the help of the Mamba Point Hotel and the Oceano Casino.In 2012, Saah was also sent to Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain.Mamba Point Hotel manager, Bsaibes Thawty said his support to Saah is aimed to help him become a professional player.Mrs. Anna Bsaibes, of Mamba Point Hotel, also said: “We are going to develop this young and talented tennis star’s skills at one of the world’s best tennis academies where such great stars like Roger Federar, Rafael Nadah and Andy Murray attended.”Saar’s father is International Tennis federation, ITF Level 2 coach. He introduced his son to the sport at age 5, at the Buduburam Refugee Center in Ghana.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Advertisement ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” one of three new broadcast series to debut Wednesday night, gave a solid performance in its first outing. The Kiefer Sutherland drama pulled in a 2.3 ratings among adults 18-49 and 10 million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. That’s just shy of double what the season premiere of “Nashville” did in the demo occupying the same timeslot last year in both measures.Leading off the night for ABC, the season premiere of “The Goldbergs” drew a 2.0 in the demo and 6.8 million viewers, down 17% in the demo and 11% in total viewers from last year’s season premiere at 8:30 p.m. In that timeslot this time around, the series premiere of “Speechless” held steady with its lead-in in the demo but grew in all viewers, with 7.3 million. The season premiere of “Modern Family” followed with a 2.6 (down 19%) and 8.2 million viewers (down 14%). The season premiere of “Black-ish” ran between “Modern Family” and “Designated Survivor,” drawing a 2.0 (down 17%) and 6.4 million viewers (down 12%). ABC was the only network to average a higher rating Wednesday than it did on the equivalent night last season, finishing second with an average 2.2 rating and 8 share in the demo. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter
Advertisement Advertisement THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VIDEOTRONIN ASSOCIATION WITH LOTO-QUÉBECThe Just For Laughs Festival would like to thank its public partners: Government of Canada, Destination Canada, Gouvernement du Québec, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal for their support.The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 12th-31st, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.FIND US ON SOCIAL #JFLMTLFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughs + New Solo Shows Added!Our last Gala host this year is Lilly Singh!Canadian comedian, entertainer and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka IISuperwomanII to her 11 million subscribers worldwide) first broke out into the comedy ether via her inspirational YouTube videos. Now she has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in feature films like Bad Moms, collaborated with big names such as Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Priyanka Chopra, and has written a New York Times Best Selling Book, entitled How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. This Forbes 30 under 30 nominee is not only a successful entrepreneur, but she is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss her star-studded Gala on Sunday, July 30, 7:00 PM at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Facebook Just For Laughs is presented by Videotron, in association with Loto-Québec.Videotron presents OFF-JFL & Zoofest in collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon.Tickets on sale now!For tickets by phone, online or in person:The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, hahaha.com presented by VideotronLooking for the best way to experience the Just For Laughs Festival? Get a JFLMTL Pass! Available passes include: the JFL 2-Show Pass for $99.99, 3-Show Pass for $139.99, and 5-Show Pass for $215. Each pass includes one free ticket every day from July 25th-29th some restrictions apply).
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists the club were right to punish Ousmane Dembele over his recent wrongdoingsEver since completing a €105m transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, Dembele’s time at Camp Nou has been overshadowed by injury problems and disciplinary issues.The France international spent four months of last season out with a hamstring injury and he’s currently sidelined again with an ankle problem this time.Adding to that are reports over Dembele showing up late for training sessions over the past year with Barcelona having taken special disciplinary measures to ensure there are no further repeats.And now Ter Stegen has given his views on the 21-year-old’s circumstances at Barcelona.“The club has quite rightly reacted [to give Dembele a fine],” Ter Stegen told Bild.“Ousmane is still young and will learn from it. Basically, I have to say that I like that not all guys are the same in football, otherwise it would be boring.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He is a talented footballer who will help us. He is not a complicated guy and is absolutely fine.“It is also up to us experienced players to push him a bit in the right direction. The rest has to come from himself.”Despite the controversy surrounding his antics at Barcelona though, Dembele has become an increasingly important member of the squad with 13 goals and five assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.The French forward will be facing two weeks on the sidelines with his ankle problem after coming off in the 69th-minute of Barcelona’s 3-1 La Liga win over CD Leganes last Sunday.Next up for Ernesto Valverde’s side is a trip to Sevilla for the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash.Following that will be a Catalan derby against Girona on Sunday in La Liga with the second leg against Sevilla coming up next Wednesday.
Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari is pleased to see that Marcelo’s commitment to the club hasn’t wavered amid his struggles for regular game timeIn light of Sergio Reguilon’s strong performances at left-back for Real, Marcelo has found himself unexpectedly spending time on the bench and hasn’t started in the club’s last two La Liga games.This has prompted speculation that Marcelo is now being forced to reconsider a move to Juventus this summer with the Serie A champions confident that he will help strengthen their squad.The Brazilian’s former team-mate and close friend Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly obsessed over making the move happen and regularly speaks with Marcelo.However, Solari chose to remain silent on Marcelo’s future and instead praised his attitude ahead of Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Girona.“His love for the club and his commitment to the club and his joy at training are undoubted, and his behaviour is impeccable,” said Solari, according to FourFourTwo.“All these things must be praised. It’s always a difficult task to pick the team.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.On whether he’s explained things to Marcelo over his lack of opportunities, Solari said: “What happens in private stays in private.“But competition within the squad is an essential part of football. Everyone must feel they have an opportunity and can lose their place [if they don’t do well].”While Los Blancos have enjoyed great success in recent times with a stunning four Champions League crowns in the past five years, things haven’t gone so well domestically.In the last 10 years, Real have only won two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys – which is something Solari hopes to improve on.Although the Argentinian is aware that Girona cannot be taken lightly.He added: “Girona are having a very good season, they’re very dangerous on the counter-attack.“We want to repeat what we showed against Sevilla [on Saturday], when we played a very complete game, and we must bring that to the team in the Copa.”
Kolkata: A training programme was organised on online filing of Self Appraisal Report for Group-A officers, from the state Personnel and Administrative Reforms and e-Governance on Thursday.Sources said that similar training will also be a part of the curriculum of the deputy secretary level officers, who are undergoing training at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) at Salt Lake. There will be a training programme on the same for the deputy secretary level officers at ATI on Friday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt has been made mandatory to file the Self Appraisal Report online from the 2017-18 financial year. In a bid to make the task easier for the officials, the training programme was organised, which was also attended by some section officers.There are nine pages that need to be filled up under the report. The officer’s particulars have to be filled up in the first page. The part I A is in page 2, where the officer needs to key in more details including personal data like date of birth, present posting, date or declaration of assets, etc. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPage 3 comprises the part I B that is related to attendance of the officer. Page number four, five and six comprise the Part II of the application, where the officer needs to key in information including a short account of his or her work, target and achievements, if he/she underwent any training and if he or she is having additional charge.Page seven is for “reporting” by the immediate senior officer, while the next two pages are for “reviewing” and “accepting” respectively.The officers on Thursday underwent training on how to key in the details easily and knowing the steps that need to be followed for the same.