Australie : Federer, Nadal et Serena Williams joueront pour lever des fonds

first_img Partager Les superstars du tennis Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal et Serena Williams participeront aux matches-exhibition de levée de fonds pour l’Australie, ravagée par de gigantesques incendies, ont annoncé mercredi les organisateurs.Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki, Nick Kyrgios et Stefanos Tsitsipas seront également à l’affiche de ces matches-exhibition prévus le 15 janvier à Melbourne où doit avoir lieu une semaine plus tard l’Open d’Australie.Les incendies qui ravagent l’île-continent depuis septembre et ont tué 25 personnes, ont déclenché un élan de solidarité de sportifs face à cette catastrophe environnementale. La numéro un mondiale Ashleigh Barty a promis de reverser ses gains du Tournoi de Brisbane à la Croix-Rouge pour aider les victimes, tandis que les organisateurs de l’ATP Cup, compétition masculine par équipes qui se tient en ce moment en Australie, ont promis de donner 100 dollars australiens (environ 62 euros) par ace.La fumée provoquée par les incendies a un temps fait craindre un report ou une annulation du premier tournoi du Grand Chelem de l’année, mais le patron de la Fédération australienne Craig Tiley a écarté mardi cette hypothèse.LQ/AFPA lire aussi sur ce sujet (cliquer sur l’image) :Minella en Australie : «Il y a une odeur de barbecue»last_img read more

DJ arraigned for fracturing man’s jaw

first_imgA 22-year-old Disc jockey (DJ) was on Thursday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for fracturing a man’s jaw during an argument.Kenal Jennings, of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, Region 10 Region (Upper Demerara-Berbice), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on December 8, 2019, at Four Corner, Wismar, Linden, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Devon Anthony Williams.Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, the victim and his friends were at the “Four Corner” consuming alcohol when he and the defendant had an exchange of words.The court was further told that the defendant became annoyed, took out a firearm from his waist and dealt the victim several lashes to his face.The injured man was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated before being referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remains a patient.Jennings, on the other hand, made good his escape.The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that the firearm was not recovered and the victim is still hospitalised with a fractured jaw are also grounds for bail not to be granted.Jennings is slated for court on December 30, 2019, at the Linden Magistrate’s Courts.last_img read more