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first_imgPlayers need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the US Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Former world number one Andy Murray made this disclosure in an interview granted in London. Organisers, United States Tennis Association, will set up a strict bio-security “bubble” to minimise the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus during the Grand Slam.The competition is due to be played from August 31 to September 13.The Western and Southern Open, which was relocated from Cincinnati this year because of COVID-19, will also be held in New York from August 20 to 28.It will serve as a tune-up for the hard court Grand Slam.Mandatory quarantine would rule out players’ participation in other ATP and WTA clay court events scheduled in Europe before the French Open from the end of September. The two major clay court events in the lead up to Roland Garros are in Madrid (September 13 to 20) and Rome (September 20 to 27).While Spain does not require mandatory quarantine, Italy will need travelers to quarantine for 14 days if coming from the US.The USTA has said the organisers are working with relevant authorities to resolve issues.“My understanding is that it would be sorted before we go to the US. But things can change in the next 10 to 12 days,” Murray said.“Hopefully before we leave, the players will have the assurances that, when they come back from the US, they won’t have to quarantine for two weeks. “If that is the case, and if you do well in the US Open, you can’t just arrive on the Sunday before the French Open starts on the Monday. That’s not going to work.”The US has over 4.68 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 155,000 deaths.Murray, a three-times Grand Slam winner, has not played competitively since November due to hip problems.But he took part in some exhibition events recently with the professional circuit shut.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The 33-year-old said he was willing to take the travel “risk” as he missed playing in big events.“(With)  the situation I’ve been in the last few years, I’ve not had opportunity to play in many Slams. I don’t know how many I’ll have left,” Murray said.“So, while I’m feeling relatively decent … obviously there is a risk there. But I want to try and play in them and enjoy the biggest events again.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andy MurrayCOVID-19Quarantine issuesUS Openlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Baha Men The Baha Men are pleased with the reception from their July 4 concert at the BBT Center in Sunrise, Florida.The Bahamian group, who are synonymous with the 2000 soca hit, ‘Who Let The Dogs Out,’ performed to an audience of approximately 5,000. According to their manager Paul Easton, the audience loved them.“I think we met our objective of satisfying the audience. It’s the first show the band has played since 2015 and we are thrilled with the response,” Easton told CNW.The Baha Men were opening act for veteran rock band The Romantics who closed the show.According to Easton other gigs are on the horizon for The Baha Men which was formed in Nassau in 1980.“We have another show coming up in at Disney World in Orlando on the Labor Day weekend and other promoters have also reached out to us,” he said.Originally known as High Voltage, The Baha Men initially focused on disco and funk. They performed regularly in nightclubs and hotels in The Bahamas and released several self-produced albums.Their first album, 1992’s ‘Junkanoo’, included the local hit ‘Back to The Island’. Another album ‘Kalik’ followed in 1994. That album contained another hit, ‘Dancing in The Moonlight’. But it was ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’, a cover of Trinidadian Anslem Douglas’ Doggie, that made the group internationally famous.It earned them band a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.The group is currently promoting their latest album, ‘Ride With Me’, released in 2015.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe 4-for-2 season ticket also includes a multiplier effect will be in play whereby a fan who purchases this ticket package can give two of his or her tickets to friends in year one, and will then have to select two additional friends in year two. The fans who were the recipients of the gifted tickets in year one will have to become a 4-for-2 season ticket purchaser in year two in order to remain men’s basketball season ticket holders. Fans can also help get the season underway by attending the Bulldogs’ annual Bulldog Club Tipoff Breakfast on Oct. 24 at 7 a.m. at the downtown Marriott. For more information on the Tipoff Breakfast, contact Patrick Tomka, Associate Athletic Director for Development at patrick.tomka@drake.edu.Print Friendly Version The Drake women’s basketball Family Pass provides families a fun and family-friendly entertainment for less than $100. The $99 membership pass will be valid for two adults and all children 18 years of age and younger in the same household. Tickets will be valid for any general admission section, and a Kids Zone featuring fun activities and inflatables will be set up during pre-game and halftime at select games. DES MOINES, Iowa – Season tickets and flex packs for the upcoming 2018-19 Drake men’s and women’s basketball seasons go on sale to the general public Thursday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. CDT through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office.Two new season ticket packages will be available this year catering to young professionals and young families according to Ryan Harris, Drake’s Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations.”We are thrilled to roll out our men’s basketball 4-for-2 season ticket package, as well as our women’s basketball Family Pass,” Harris said. “These ticket packages are a tremendous opportunity for young families and young professionals in the Des Moines area to get to the Knapp Center for a great basketball experience at an affordable price.” To secure your season tickets to all men’s and women’s basketball home gates, visit www.DrakeTix.com, call 515-271-3647 or visit the Drake Athletic Ticket office during normal business hours. “We are excited to launch the Family Pass this season,” said head women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk. “Our goal is to pack the Knapp Center at our home games and giving families a better opportunity to experience Drake women’s basketball will create a tremendous home-court advantage for our program. We can’t wait to have another fun home atmosphere at the Knapp this season!” The Men’s Basketball 4-for-2 season ticket package allows new season ticket holders to purchase two season tickets and receive two additional season tickets for free.last_img read more