RelatedBiggest Career Win! Dimitrov Beats Goffin To Win ATP FinalsNovember 19, 2017In “Sports”ATP Finals (Pete Sampras Group): Goffin To Face Federer In Semis After Thiem VictoryNovember 18, 2017In “Sports”ATP Finals Review (Boris Becker Group): Federer Into Semis After Win Over ZverevNovember 15, 2017In “Sports” Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov is through to the last four at the ATP Finals in London following his thrashing of Belgian seventh seed David Goffin.The Bulgarian made it two wins from two in the Pete Sampras Group with a 6-0 6-2 victory over Goffin at the O2 Arena.Speaking after the match, the tournament debutant, who has proved to be a success so far, said: “You get a few days out of the year that whatever you touch turns to gold, and that was the first set.”In the other group match on Wednesday, Dominic Thiem of Austria defeated Spanish star Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 3-6 6-4 in over two hours.Busta replaced compatriot and world number one Rafael Nadal after the first set of group matches. Nadal pulled out of the tournament following his struggles with a knee injury.Austrian fourth seed Thiem will next play Goffin for the other semi-final place on Friday.After his match, Thiem was very pleased to secure his first victory at the tournament. He said: “It was a really, really tight match.”“I think he took the place of Rafa very well, a very tough three-setter. I’m pleased to be through, got very very tight at the end.” he further stated.It would be the turn of the Boris Becker Group on Thursday with tennis legend Roger Federer taking on Marin Cilic of Croatia while Alexander Zverev and Jack Sock will face each other to determine who joins Federer in the semifinal.
After the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) stopped issuing fuel to Government vehicles owing to non-payment, the regional administration of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) is expected to pay the more than $5 million bill no later than Thursday, according to Regional Chairman David Armogan.Region Six ChairmanDavid ArmoganIn a brief telephone interview on Wednesday, Armogan explained that the delay in payments to Guyoil was owed to the fact that the monies had to be approved by the Finance Ministry in Georgetown.“We are trying to get Guyoil to be paid by Wednesday (today) or Thursday, because what happened is that the cheques had to be cut in Georgetown. The cheques are not normally written up in Berbice here, because we have to request the money from the Ministry of Finance, then the cheque is being prepared by Finance then we collect it,” Armogan explained.Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop on Monday told Guyana Times that the administration has been recalcitrant in paying for fuel supplied, and the supplier has consequently pulled the plug. According to DeRoop, the administration has money to purchase fuel from Guyoil, but under the current arrangement, the fuel is supplied and then billed for, before payments are made.DeRoop explained that the administration was normally given a month’s holdover, and was expected to make payments for fuel in a timely manner; but has failed to so do, resulting in the company withholding fuel.However, while some departments are made to suffer as a result of what the Vice Chairman calls negligence, some Government vehicles have been exempted from that type of treatment. He, however, noted that Guyoil continued to issue fuel to ambulances attached to Government hospitals.“There is no fuel shortage, but Guyoil has stopped giving (Region Six) now, because they have a big outstanding bill. This started to happen last year, and the Oil Company (stopped supplying) fuel, so all the important work has stopped (because) the engineers cannot go out in the fields…,” DeRoop noted.