Australian Open: 20-year-old Tiafoe stuns world No.6 Anderson, Cilic beats McDonald

first_img Associated Press MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 11:59 IST Australian Open: USA’s Frances Tiafoe thumped his chest in celebration after defeating Kevin Anderson. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKevin Anderson won the first set but an arm issue slowed down his serve eventuallyTiafoe equalled his best Grand Slam tournament performance by reaching the 3rd roundMarin Cilic and Stefanos Tsitsipas won their respective matchesFrances Tiafoe rolled up his sleeve, flexed and slapped his biceps muscle five times, thumped his chest and roared at the terraces to celebrate the biggest victory of his career, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 comeback against two-time Grand Slam finalist and No.5 seed Kevin Anderson in the Australian Open’s second round.The 20-year-old Tiafoe trailed by a set and 3-0 in the second Wednesday before turning the match around as Anderson’s big serve slowed down because of problems with his right arm. Anderson was repeatedly visited by a trainer during changeovers and he lost about 5 mph (8 kph) on his first serves as the match wore on.Anderson was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year and at the U.S. Open in 2017 and had won all three previous matchups against the 39th-ranked Tiafoe.”It means the world to me, I lost to Kevin three times last year. I would love to get to the second week of a Slam and if you guys get behind me like you did again, then it’s going to be pretty easy for me,” Tiafoe said.BIG FOE @FTiafoe shocks 6 seed Kevin Anderson 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5.#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019American Tiafoe, ranked 39 in the world, will play Italy’s Andreas Seppi in the third round, which will at least equal his best performance at a Grand Slam tournament, having made the third round of Wimbledon last year.MARIN CILIC FIGHTS OFF MACKENZIE MCDONALD7-5 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4.@cilic_marin gets it done against a valiant Mackenzie McDonald.#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019Marin Cilic capped a 25-ace performance with a pair to serve out a second-round victory at the Australian Open, beating 81st-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4.Cilic was the runner-up here to Roger Federer last year and is seeded No. 6 this time.Cilic hasn’t lost at Melbourne Park to anyone ranked as low as McDonald since 2007.20-YEAR-OLD TSITSIPAS BEAT VIKTOR TOICKI.@StefTsitsipas the Great is through to Round 3Def. Troicki 6-3 2-6 6-2 7-5.#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019Stefanos Tsitsipas is through to the third round and closer to a potential meeting with defending champion Roger Federer at Melbourne Park.The Greek 20-year-old beat Viktor Troicki 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 but wasted a lot of break-point opportunities as the Serbian player saved 15 of 19 chances created by Tsitsipas.Considered one of the new breed of young talented players on the ATP Tour, Tsitsipas won at Stockholm last year and was a finalist in two other tournaments.He will next play 19th-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili, who beat Stefano Travaglie 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, also on Wednesday. Tsitsipas could play Federer in the fourth round.Also Read | 17-year-old Anisimova reaches 3rd round, Stephens thumps BabosAlso Read | Indian men’s doubles challenge ends in MelbourneAlso Read | Ivo Karlovic becomes oldest man in over 40 years to win a match at Australian OpenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Australian OpenFollow Kevin AndersonFollow Frances TiafoeFollow Marin CilicFollow Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open: 20-year-old Tiafoe stuns world No.6 Anderson, Cilic beats McDonaldAustralian Open: USA’s Frances Tiafoe registered his first win over Kevin Anderson while Marin Cilic fended off a stiff challenge from Mackenzie McDonald.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

New Renewable Plan To Create Jobs Stable Electricity Prices Cleaner Environment

first_img “Nova Scotians see the importance of adding renewables to our future energy supply,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “But in the short term, we also want to keep power bills as low as possible. I believe this plan strikes that balance.” The plan is expected to support up to $1.5 billion in investment. It will create jobs in construction, supply, manufacturing and maintenance, generating an estimated 5,000 to 7,500 person-years of employment in urban and rural areas. “Nova Scotia has taken a national leadership role today in cleaning up its electricity supply; setting the bar for Canada’s other provinces that still rely heavily on coal power,” said Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency with the Pembina Institute, a not-for-profit think tank focused on developing innovative sustainable energy solutions. “It is commendable to see a real emphasis on developing community-based renewable power systems through a feed-in tariff as an important element of this plan.” Reuben Burge, president of the RMSenergy, said the plan will be a boost for efforts like his Dalhousie Mountain wind farm. “It takes a lot of work to get renewable projects approved, financed and built,” said Mr. Burge. “This plan provides important support for locally produced renewable energy and projects like ours. We are very pleased to be able to contribute to Nova Scotia’s longer-term green-energy strategy.” “For Springhill, this plan will provide new opportunities to attract businesses and be more competitive through our own renewable energy development plans,” said Springhill Mayor Allen Dill. The Renewable Electricity Plan is available at . equal participation by Nova Scotia Power and independent producers for medium- to large-size projects to ensure value for customers a fixed price, or feed-in tariff, for community-based projects to allow broader participation enhanced net metering, which credits consumers for the energy they produce with wind, solar and other renewables a cautious approach to biomass, with harvesting standards and caps on generation in new and existing plants feed-in tariffs for small-scale tidal projects and tidal arrays, if further development proves safe encouraging further natural gas use to help balance intermittent sources like wind Nova Scotia is charting a course to be a global leader in green energy by 2020. The province released a plan today, April 23, designed to increase renewable electricity supply, improve energy security, stabilize long-term prices and create opportunities for jobs and investment. Premier Darrell Dexter announced that the province has set a goal of 40 per cent of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020, nearly four times higher than 2009 levels. “This is about making the right decisions for our economy and our environment,” said Premier Dexter, speaking at the recently opened Dalhousie Mountain wind farm in Pictou County. “We are putting our energy future where it belongs, back in Nova Scotians’ hands.” The plan outlines an aggressive program to move Nova Scotia away from imported coal-based electricity towards greener local sources, supported by world-class wind and tidal resources. “This strategy will create hundreds of good jobs for Nova Scotians and a billion-and-a-half dollars in new investment to help grow the economy,” said Premier Dexter. “Consumers can look forward to more stable electricity prices and a more secure supply of energy.” With this plan, government’s commitment to 25 per cent renewable electricity by 2015 will become law. Other highlights include:last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,609.80 down 40.62 points):Calmena Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CEZ). Well construction. Down half a cent, or 5.26 per cent, at nine cents on 15.02 million shares.Rainy River Resources Ltd. (TSX:RR). Miner. Up four cents, or 1.10 per cent, at $3.68 on 9.72 million shares. Toronto-based New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD) said Friday it offered to buy Rainy River in a deal pegged at about $310 million, net of its cash balance.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 1.70 per cent, at $7.17 on 5.65 million shares. Its CEO Randall Oliphant said that the deal to buy Rainy River comes at a good price and opportune time. According to recent filings, Rainy River had about $100 million of cash at the end of March.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up seven cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $12.29 on 5.1 million shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, rising 1.29 per cent to 208.14 points.Atna Resources Ltd. (TSX:ATN). Down half a cent, or 2.22 per cent, at 22 cents on $4.51 million shares. The Colorado-based company said it will “review and reconsider options” to improve its Pinson gold mine in Nevada. Atna scaled back its operations at the gold mine last week due to the weakness in gold prices.Toronto Venture Exchange (969.06 up 6.66 points):Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas explorer. Up a penny, or 22.22 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 3.52 million shares.Med BioGene Inc. (TSXV:MBI). Life sciences. Down three cents, or 17.65 per cent, at 14 cents on 2.86 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Down $1.72, or 1.79 per cent, at $94.14 on 379,796 shares. The Calgary-based company is looking for a new partner for its $3-billion nitrogen project in the U.S. and a gas contract for the project after suspending engineering work at its plant.Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up $1.22, or 5.07 per cent, at $23.01 on 1.33 million shares. The Toronto-based company is boosting its quarterly cash dividend by 50 per cent or 5.5 cents per share to 16.5 cents US per share, payable June 28.Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH). Property and casualty insurance. Up 35 cents, or 0.08 per cent, at $419 on 52,481 shares. The Toronto-based financial services holding company will buy all outstanding shares of American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ASI) in a US$306-million deal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 3, 2013 5:27 pm MDT read more