India’s top singles player Somdev Devvarnman was gracious in defeat giving credit to Belgian qualifier David Goffin who beat him in a first round of the Chennai Open on Wednesday.Somdev was shocked 2-6, 4-6 by the 20-year-old Goffin in the upset of the day. “Before I say anything, I’d like to say Goffin deserves a lot of credit. From my side, I don’t think I played very well,” he said.Somdev said he was surprised by his defeat because he was “hitting the ball really well in practice.” “I am very disappointed with my performance today and hopefully I’ll play better as the season progresses,” he said.Goffin on his part said,”My game was trying to be aggressive and reach the net. I tried to be aggressive in the court from the first moment until very end.” Asked how he managed to keep his focus towards the end of the game when the vocal crowd got behind Somdev, Goffin said, “These games are never easy to win. I tried to focus on my game till the last point and finish the match.”Somdev admitted that Goffin’s aggressive start to the game, in which the Belgian made the local favourite run all over the court and took a 4-0 lead, “unsettled” him. That unsettled me a bit. The first set wasn’t ideal for me,” Somdev said. But the Indian said he had not seen much of Goffin’s play before, though he did study videos of his matches.”I actually felt he was getting a bit tired. (And) there were a few times, I failed to capitalise on his errors.” The Indian said it was “back to the drawing board now” after this defeat. “It’s time to start playing well again (and) move up the rankings,” he said. Looking ahead to the Australian Open qualifiers, he said, “I have a whole week and so I can book my flight now.”advertisementAsked how he rated Goffin, Somdev said, “You go and see his results last year and he did really well towards the end (of the season). I don’t know what changes he’s made to his game, but as far as potential goes, a lot of people have potential, but you have to put the work in to realise it.””He’s young, talented, has a lot of work ahead of him and I wish him all the best,” he said.- With PTI inputs
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, held a christening ceremony for a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier, currently under construction for JX Ocean, on March 12.Named Future Ace, the new ship will be the twelfth of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest third-generation, 83,000 m3-class LPG carriers.In addition to increased energy-efficiency, the ship will have the capability to adapt flexibly to major LPG terminals worldwide, as well as specifications compatible with the new expanded Panama Canal, the shipbuilder explained.Featuring a length of 230 meters and a width of 36.6 meters, Future Ace is scheduled for completion and delivery for the end of March, 2019.The 48,167 ton vessel was launched on December 27, 2018. It is equipped with the Mitsubishi SOx scrubber system, which complies with the tighter regulations on marine SOx emissions that will come into effect in 2020.Image Courtesy: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that striker Jamie Vardy will return to action on Saturday against Chelsea.Puel took caution and rested Vardy for the Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday after he had played full-time in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.“I hope [Vardy] can be fit for this match and can find his qualities,” Puel told Sky Sports.“With his quality and his aggressiveness, he is a very good player for us. We need Jamie – with his ability, capacity, and character – to give his best.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Of course, it has been difficult for him with injuries and suspensions this season, but he is a valuable player for us and we need Jamie to be at his best for us.”Vardy is Leicester’s top goalscorer this season, with five goals to his name, and will be looking to get on target at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
WOBURN, MA — Eileen C. (Gregoire) Marsan, 77, of Woburn, MA, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill, MA after a lengthy illness.Eileen was born January 28, 1941 in Malden, MA to the late Narcisse and Marion Gregoire and was raised in Everett, MA. She was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden and Bentley College in Waltham. She was a long-time resident of Woburn where she raised her family. Eileen had an entrepreneurial spirit where she held both a real estate license and owned a tax practice where, for many years, she provided tax preparation, tax planning, and personal financial planning services to her clients as an IRS registered tax preparer. Additionally, she cared for the less fortunate and had previously worked for the Boston Housing Authority where she helped obtain funding to rebuild homes in various Boston neighborhoods.Eileen was a long-time parishioner at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Woburn where, among things, she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Eileen also volunteered as Girl Scout leader in Wilmington for four years. Eileen was a loving and caring person, never seeking attention, whose lasting legacy was the wide range of people in her life she touched.She is survived by her son, Paul Marsan, of Woburn and granddaughter, Jacy Higgins, of Braintree, MA. She’s also survived by her brother Neil Gregoire Sr. and his wife Laurie of Arizona, her ‘adopted’ son, Mark Donovan, and her step children: Jennifer, Jill, Michael and Sean, and other family members and friends. She was the mother of the late Jeannette Marsan and sister of the late Jean Conte.We would like to give special thanks to the staff at High Pointe Hospice for all their care and support to Eileen and her family.A memorial service to celebrate Eileen’s life is pending, and will be announced later.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Arthur Graham Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Eileen Quirke Neville, 91In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries”
Kolkata: The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is slapping a notice on Kolkata Metro Rail for putting up advertisements on several pillars, particularly in Rajarhat-New Town area. The state government has been developing vertical gardens on the Metro pillars in an effort to increase greenery in the city.”We have waived Rs 257 crore as fees against the land that we had developed and later handed it over for construction of pillars for the Metro project. The Union Railway minister had written to the state government seeking a waiver. The matter was taken up at the state Cabinet and then we decided not to take charges, considering the fact that the project will benefit the people of the state. But now, they are using the pillars for commercial purposes and have put up advertisements on some of them,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim, who is also the chairman of KMDA, said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO), KMDA, had written a letter to the Metro authority on February 15 but later when they were called in for a meeting in this connection, they did not turn up. “KMDA CEO has slapped a notice that the advertisements should be pulled down. I have personally requested the General Manager of Metro Railways that in an effort to curb pollution, we will be using these pillars for the purpose of developing vertical gardens,” Hakim said. A large number of vehicles ply daily along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and use Biswa Bangla Sarani to commute to the airport resulting in severe pollution. “Hence, increasing the green cover through vertical gardens will reduce the impact of pollution,” a senior KMDA official maintained.