The top French Open seeds in the women’s and men’s brackets will step into the spotlight at Roland Garros on Wednesday. The action begins at 7 a.m. (ET) and will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel, with live streaming available through a Tennis Channel Plus subscription. In the second day of quarterfinal matches, No. 1 Rafael Nadal faces No. 11 Diego Schwartzman with No. 3 Marin Cilic going against No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro on the men's side. On the women's side, No. 1 Simona Halep faces No. 12 Angelique Kerber, with No. 3 Garbine Muguruza taking on No. 28 Maria Sharapova. How to watch the French Open quarterfinals Date: Wednesday, June 6 Time: 7 a.m. ET Location: Stade Roland-Garros, Paris, France TV: Tennis Channel Online Streaming: Tennis Channel Plus Men’s Singles No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 11 Diego Schwartzman Women’s Singles No. 1 Simona Halep vs. No. 12 Angelique Kerber Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion, won his fourth-round match in straight … [Read more...] about French Open 2018: Time, TV/live stream info, match schedule for Wednesday
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia said on Tuesday it would open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines <ETHA.UL> to private domestic and foreign investment, a major policy shift that will loosen the state’s grip on the economy. The East African nation of 100 million people has one of the most closed and controlled economies in Africa. The ruling EPRDF coalition, in power since 1991, has long supported deep state involvement in the economy. But the EPRDF said on Tuesday that Ethiopia needed economic reforms to sustain rapid growth and boost its exports. “While majority stakes will be held by the state, shares in Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Power, and the Maritime Transport and Logistics Corporation will be sold to both domestic and foreign investors,” it said in a statement. It was referring to the state monopolies in the electricity, telecoms and logistics sectors, as well as the highly profitable … [Read more...] about Ethiopia opens up telecoms, airline to private, foreign investors
Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — A number of thrilling tennis matches kicked off the VTF Pro Tour 3 - 3rd Open Vietravel Cup 2018 on June 5 at the Tuyên Sơn Sports Palace in Đà Nẵng. Youthful Dương Thiên Quang from Hưng Thịnh ‒ HCM City crushed Nguyễn Duy Nam from the Vĩnh Phúc team, 6-0, 6-1, while former second seed Bùi Trí Nguyễn from Hải Đăng Tây Ninh took little time in beating Nguyễn Văn Sơn from Vĩnh Phúc, 6-0, 6-3. Lê Khắc Tùng Lâm of hosts Đà Nẵng beat Nguyễn Trường Thịnh from Hải Đăng Tây Ninh, 7-5, 4-0. Vũ Artem of Becamex Bình Dương and Hà Nội’s Nguyễn Hoàng Minh thrilled crowds with an up-and-down match. After losing the first set 6-2, Minh won four straights games to take a 4-0 lead against … [Read more...] about VTF Pro Tour 3 opens with rousing matches
Who is Marco Cecchinato? He is the unheralded Italian, ranked No 72 in the world, who has stunned Roland Garros to reach the last four of the grand slam. In doing so has become the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978. Why is it such a big deal? The 25-year-old had not won a main-draw match at a grand slam before. He also becomes the lowest-ranked men's semi-finalist at the French Open since Andrei Medvedev in 1999. Cecchinato will be guaranteed a place inside the top 30 whatever happens in the semi-final and will be seeded for Wimbledon. How do you pronounce his name? All together now, Mar-co Check-in-aah-toe. He is from Palermo.pic.twitter.com/DBaHsA70jQ— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 5, 2018 How did he get to the semi-finals? Only by overcoming the two-time champion at Roland Garros in Novak Djokovic in the last eight in the match of the tournament so far. Cecchinato won the opening two sets and … [Read more...] about Who is French Open 2018 semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato who cut short Novak Djokovic’s revival?
WASHINGTON — If you’re an I-270 commuter who’s been curious about the tall glass structure that dominates the skyline at Shady Grove Road, here’s your answer. Online used car selling site Carvana has opened a bona-fide car vending machine in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The eight-story, all-glass tower holds up to 30 vehicles and is a fully automated “coin-operated” vending machine. It is the 10th such car vending machine Carvana has opened, with others in Houston; Austin, Texas; San Antonio; Dallas; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; and Tampa, Florida. Carvana — whose online platform lets buyers bypass the dealer and offers free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to buyers homes’ or offices — first entered the D.C. market in 2016. Carvana also offers financing. To pick up their vehicle from a Car Vending Machine, customers get a commemorative, oversized Carvana coin … [Read more...] about Gigantic vending machine for cars just opened in Gaithersburg