Jack Sock on the brink of Tour finals with win in Paris Masters

first_imgJack Sock ended local favourite Julien Benneteau’s run at the Paris Masters with a 7-5 6-2 victory to reach the final and move to the brink of an ATP Finals spot on Saturday.The American 16th seed, who started the week in 24th place in the race to the season-ending tournament in London, needs to win the title against Filip Krajinovic to take part in the Nov. 12-19 event after the Serbian qualifier beat another American, John Isner 6-4 6-7(2) 7-6(5).Sock is looking to snatch the last remaining spot for the eight-man tournament at the O2, which is currently held by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.”I feel more seized than the pressure. If the pressure would have kicked in, a lot of it would have been today as well playing in front of the French crowd, playing a French player,” Sock told a news conference.”But I was able to go out today and play my game, swing big, kind of like I always do, and play some good tennis and get through.”And tomorrow is just a good opportunity for me to go out and try to compartmentalize all the things that would come with winning tomorrow and just go out and play my tennis again.”Sock broke decisively for 6-5 in the opening set when he benefited from a net cord.Benneteau, who benefited from a wildcard entry, was broken twice in the second set, each time serving a double fault on break point as Sock cantered to victory.advertisementEarlier, Krajinovic ended ninth seed Isner’s hopes of reaching the ATP Finals.The world number 77 was 3-0 down in the deciding-set tiebreak but he kept his composure to prevail on the first match point.Isner would have booked his place in the London field if he had won the title here.The American had his right leg massaged twice by the trainer but it did not prevent him from firing down 31 aces, although it was a perfect service return that gave Krajinovic his first match point, which he converted after 2-1/2 hours.Krajinovic, who benefited from world number one Rafa Nadal’s withdrawal in the quarter-finals, held serve throughout and relied on his quick backhand to unsettle Isner.Krajinovic made only four unforced errors in the opening set, saving three break points, and broke on his only opportunity to take a 3-2 lead with a fine service return and closed it out when Isner buried a forehand in the net.Isner breezed through the second-set tiebreak and he seemed on his way to winning another tiebreaker in the third set when he opened up a 3-0 lead.Krajinovic had other ideas as he won seven of the nine following points to reach his first ATP final, triggering wild celebrations in his camp.last_img read more

Songa Shipmanagement Gets KR Cyber Security Certificate

first_imgzoomImage by WMN Songa Shipmanagement has underwent a cyber security audit and became the first company to achieve certification by Korean Register (KR).KR said that it has certified the company to be fully compliant in all areas. Songa’s cyber security certification audit has been conducted over the last six months, and the company has passed 87 inspection items in 18 categories such as human management, risk management, asset management, response and recovery.“A robust and comprehensive cyber security reponse and active protection against any cyber attack has become essential to ensure the safety of vessels and their crews and to protect organisations across the maritime industries,” said Jeong-ki Lee, CEO of KR.The audit examines the organisation’s processes to ensure they meet industry standards, satisfying all the requirements of the IMO, OCIMF TMSA (Oil Companies International Marine Forum Tanker Management Self Assessment) and RIGHTSHIP under the direction of the CCSO. KR will now certify the operational cyber security of Songa Shipmanagement’s fleet.The company manages and operates 23 chemical/oil tankers and is the first KR cyber security certified company that has developed and implemented a comprehensive cyber security management system able to respond to all kinds of cyber incidents.KR established its cyber security certification process last year (2018) in accordance with international security standards ISO 27001, IEC 62443, NIST framework and in line with International Maritime Organization (IMO) and BIMCO’s cyber security guidelines.last_img read more

Hang Out With The Vamps As They Film Their New Music Video

first_imgThis summer global superstars The Vamps are offering the chance for one lucky fan to make their dreams come true, with an invitation to meet the band and share their spotlight as part of a prize draw to support Stand Up To Cancer.PRIZE DRAW OFFERS FANS ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO HANG OUT WITH THE VAMPSThe winner will be invited to join The Vamps as they take a break from their world tour and hang out with the teen heartthrobs on the set of their new music video, witnessing the making of their next big hit. The prize also includes flights to and from the location of the set from anywhere in the world, and accommodation.This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Brad, James, Connor and Tristan will help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, designed to accelerate new cancer treatments to patients and save more lives.To be in with a chance of winning, visit prizeo.com/the-vamps. Each donation of $25 buys five entries in the draw and helps support vital cancer research. Fans can also scoop a limited number of exclusive rewards by donating to the cause, including drum skins signed by The Vamps ($300), a signed guitar ($650), and a personal phone call from the boys ($750).Brad Simpson, lead singer and guitarist in The Vamps, said: “Stand Up To Cancer’s an amazing campaign that will make a difference to so many people by raising vital funds that will help get treatments to patients faster. We wanted to give a really special prize to help raise as much money as possible and we hope our fans will enter the draw and join us as we Stand Up To Cancer!”A video from The Vamps explaining why they’re Standing Up To Cancer this year, including details of the prize, can be found here. To purchase merchandise modelled by the band shop online at standuptocancer.org.uk. Selected items will also be available from Cancer Research UK shops across the country from September.Claire Rowney, director of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “Having support from The Vamps will give a huge boost to our fundraising and it’s a great way to engage their devoted fans with Stand Up To Cancer’s work to beat cancer sooner.“We’ve made amazing progress against cancer in the past few decades but one in two of us in the UK will develop cancer in our lifetime so we can’t afford to stand still. Cancer is a complex disease – there are more than 200 types and thousands of subtypes, that’s why funding more research is vital.”Launched in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total has so far reached over £23.8m to fund clinical trials across the UK.last_img read more