ALSO READ: Nigerian Film, “The New Normal” Wins Big at ABFF International Film Festival According to ITTF, the World Cups will feature 20 female and 20 male athletes, including the World Champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe, and Pan America), and players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania) as well as the whole world according to the provisional World Cup playing system. The players from Asia are the same who would have played at the 2020 Asian Cup, had it not been canceled due to COVID-19. … [Read more...] about TABLE TENNIS: Aruna Quadri leads Africa to World Cup
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Almost two years have passed since Gerard Pique and his newly-formed investment group Kosmos pledged to pump in $3bn over a 25-year period to transform the Davis Cup, tennis’ oldest team competition, into a World Cup style event with 18 of the best teams gathered in Madrid. Since then there has been plenty of debate, with some lamenting the loss of 119 years of tradition, and others excited about the fresh start. … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: What to expect from the Davis Cup Finals
“If I could definitely blast people off the court, then trust me, I would rather do that. This running thing gets tiring, that’s for sure,” he said. “Look, I’ve got to deal with what God gave me. He didn’t give me the best physique, I’m not as strong or as tall as other people so I have to find ways to win… And I want people in the locker room to know that if they’re going to beat me, they’re going to have to go through me.” … [Read more...] about Alex de Minaur comes of age at US Open and shows he belongs at top table
'We both opposed Brexit. We both accept it is now happening. But this way of negotiating, with reason cast aside in pursuit of ideology and cavalier bombast posing as serious diplomacy, is irresponsible, wrong in principle and dangerous in practice,' they said. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to opt out of major European human rights laws making it easier to deport migrants and harder to sue soldiers, teeing up a fresh clash with Brussels
My favourite new festive gadget is this… well, what is it? A Cheese Sunbed? Look closer and you will see it is actually something called a Cheese Melter (£59.99), designed for a type of cheese called Raclette. It holds more than two and a half pounds of said cheese and makes it easy, Lakeland promise, to serve a ‘Swiss-style feast’. Just the thing to make the kind of late night snack that you will never wake up from. … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: A tiny turkey and no in-laws? Hurrah for the cancellation of Christmas!