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How to watch the French Open 2017

Date: Sunday, May 28

Location: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

Time: 5 a.m.

TV: Tennis Channel (5 a.m. – 3 p.m.), NBC (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

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The 2017 French Open will get underway proper on Sunday, with first-round play from the men’s and women’s singles brackets. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem are primarily favored on the men’s side. For the women, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and defending champion Garbine Muguruza are the ones to watch.

 

Of those, Thiem and Kerber will be in action on the opening day. Play begins at 11 a.m. local time in Paris, France, while in the United States things will get underway at 5 a.m. ET. The Tennis Channel will begin coverage at that time, with NBC running coverage from 12 p.m. through 3 p.m.

Online streaming for the day is easily accessible via NBC Sports. That works in a web browser or in various NBC Sports apps on connected smart devices.

Kerber is the top seed in the tournament after winning two Grand Slam titles in 2016. She has never made it past the quarterfinals of the French Open, however, last making it that far in 2012. She owns Grand Slam wins at the Australian Open and US Open, and has been on the losing end of a Wimbledon finals loss.

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Thiem has never been beyond the semifinals of a Grand Slam, making it that far in the French Open in 2016. In other tournaments, he’s only made it as far as the fourth round, and for Wimbledon, has never made it past the second round. Still, he’s a favorite pick among experts to pick it up and put it all together in 2017.

Below is all you need to know to watch play at Roland Garros on Sunday, as well as list of the pertinent singles matches containing seeded competition.

 

Men’s Singles

No. 6 Dominic Thiem vs. Bernard Tomic
No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Stephane Robert
No. 16 Lucas Pouille vs. Julien Benneteau
No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Marius Copil
No. 20 Pablo Carreno usta vs. Florian Mayer
No. 23 Ivo Karlovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
No. 25 Steve Johnson vs. Yuichi Sugita
No. 26 Gilles Muller vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Women’s Singles

No. 1 Angelique Kerber vs. Ekaterina Makarova
No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova vs. Lara Arruabarrena
No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Christina McHale
No. 10 Venus Williams vs. Qiang Wang
No. 15 Petra Kvitova vs. Julia Boserup
No. 22 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Cagla Buyukakcay
No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo
No. 31 Roberta Vinci vs. Monica Puig

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s pairing in the same half of the men’s draw is the big story headed into the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros, Paris.

Nadal is bidding for a 10th title on French clay but will have to get past defending champion Djokovic to earn himself a piece of history. Elsewhere, world No. 1 Andy Murray will meet Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in the opening round. Murray is joined in his half of the draw by 2015 winner Stan Wawrinka.

Meanwhile, women’s No. 1 Angelique Kerber is in the top half of the draw, away from Simona Halep. However, Kerber is on the same side as defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.

The full men’s draw is available on to the Roland Garros 2017 official website. The same source also has the full women’s draw.

Before a closer look at the ties, here are the viewing details and schedule.

Dates: Sunday, May 28, to Sunday, June 11.

TV Info: ITV 1 and ITV 4 (UK). NBC (U.S.).

Live Stream: ITV Player, NBC Sports App and Tennis Channel.

The Roland Garros Twitter account revealed when the initial matches will be played:

Sierra Club on Paris Decision: Trump Should Have Learned Breaking Our Commitments Would Be a Disaster

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Donald Trump refrained from signing onto consensus language with the United States’ closest allies in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and tweeted that a decision on support of the Agreement would come next week..

 

The Paris Climate Agreement has been formally joined by over 140 nations, and participation in the Agreement is supported by nearly 70 percent of Americans nationwide and by a majority in all 50 states. Regardless of the U.S.’s decision, other major emitters, including China and India, have repeatedly reaffirmed their commitments to the Paris Agreement and are prepared to assume global leadership in the fight to tackle the climate crisis.

 

In response, Sierra Club Global Climate Policy Director John Coequyt released the following statement:

 

“Donald Trump should have learned this week that breaking our commitments under the Paris Agreement would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States. This choice should not be hard: uphold the Paris Agreement to take climate action, grow the economy, and protect U.S. communities or break our commitments to turn his back on economic success, American leadership, and the future of every family in our nation. Trump can side with our closest allies, majorities of Americans in every state, faith leaders like the Pope, hundreds of businesses and investors, and nearly every single nation in the world or he can go with the reckless ideologues and most extreme fossil fuel hacks to put the profits of a few before the health of American families.

There should be no question: the U.S. must fulfill its international commitments in full. Exploiting the flexibility of the Paris Agreement to reduce our commitment, or even pulling us out, would be a disaster for the United States, provoking international blowback, harming our global leadership role, and threatening the health and safety of all families in this country.

 

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The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.7 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.

President Trump Waffling on Climate Change Creates Divide Between US, Allies

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2017)—Leaders of the G-7 countries—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and representatives of the European Union met this week in Italy to discuss paramount global issues. This morning they released their official “communiqué,” a document outlining the group’s position on top priorities, which due to the split between President Trump and the others leaders offered only minimal language on climate change and energy. It did state that all the countries except the U.S. strongly support the Paris Agreement—a global effort undertaken by nearly 200 countries to limit the worst impacts of climate change. 

Below is a statement from Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a leading expert on the United Nation’s international climate negotiations process. 

“President Trump’s continued waffling on whether to stay in or withdraw from the Paris Agreement made it impossible to reach consensus at the Taormina summit on the need for ambitious climate action. But he stands in stark isolation, as the leaders from Europe, Canada, and Japan have made it crystal clear they intend to fully implement their national commitments under the Paris Agreement and pursue efforts to decarbonize the global economy.  

“Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, and companies are also moving forward on climate action, as they recognize the tremendous economic development and job creation potential offered by rapid deployment of clean energy technologies. President Trump should join these leaders in protecting Americans from the mounting impacts of climate change and reaping the economic benefits of the clean energy revolution, rather than trying to shore up the flagging fortunes of the polluting coal and oil industries.

“From increased tidal flooding, to worsening droughts, to longer wildfire seasons, communities across the U.S. are already experiencing the costly and harmful impacts of climate change. Meeting the Paris Agreement’s temperature limitation goals is in the environmental, economic and national security interests of the United States, whereas President Trump’s ‘climate inaction plan’ is a threat to every American’s health and future prosperity.”

For more information about other nations leading the charge on renewable energy, including China and India, check out the latest blog by Rachel Cleetus, lead economist and climate policy manager at UCS. 

STATEMENT: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit

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Leaders gathering at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy agreed on a final communique. Six countries reaffirmed their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, but the United States did not join this consensus and is still reviewing its policies on climate change. Today, President Trump also tweeted that he will make a final decision on the Paris Agreement „next week.”

Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:

“In the face of U.S. resistance, six major leaders stood together to deliver a message of determination around climate action. Only one – President Trump – stood apart. This is unfortunate for the world, but it’s even worse for the U.S.

“The G7 leaders made very clear to President Trump the diplomatic and economic costs of pulling out of the Paris Agreement and failing to act on climate change. Yet, the U.S. administration continues to drag its feet.

“Make no mistake: acting on climate change is in America’s self-interest. A growing body of evidence finds that climate action is good for a strong economy and national security. Plus, support for climate action is far reaching, with everyone from CEOs to Pope Francis calling for the U.S. to lead.

“Even so, the world has made it clear that it will forge ahead. Momentum behind a clean energy economy is strong and growing. China, India and many other countries are pushing forward to grab a share of the economic opportunity that lies in clean energy, which is estimated to unleash $4.2 trillion of cumulative investment in renewable energy by 2030.

“At the G20 in July, Germany, China and many others will undoubtedly again affirm their commitment to global climate action and the Paris Agreement. President Trump can still shift gears. The question remains if the U.S. will be a participant or continue to forgo its leadership on this issue.”

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Arrested

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AUSTIN – Two fugitives on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list were captured this week. Everett Cole Rainey, 25, (pictured above left) was arrested May 23 in San Antonio; and Raul Gonzalez Jr., 39, (pictured above right) was captured May 25 in Dallas. Both arrests were the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and rewards will be paid.

Working off tip information, members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, located and apprehended Rainey at a bus station in west San Antonio. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward of up to $2,000 will be paid. Rainey, a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and probation violation. He had been a fugitive since January of 2017. For more information, see his captured bulletin at:

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Working off tip information, DPS Special Agents, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers and members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended Gonzalez at a residence in north Dallas. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward of up to $3,000 will be paid. Gonzalez had been wanted since July 2016, when he cut off his ankle monitor and failed to report to a Fort Worth facility after being paroled for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. For more information, see his captured bulletin at:

http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=361.

So far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested eleven Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including six sex offenders and five gang members, and $32,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

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New Project to Support 24×7 Power for All in Andhra Pradesh, India

WASHINGTON, MAY 26, 2017 – The World Bank will support the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24×7 power to its citizens.

The $240 million Andhra Pradesh 24×7 Power for All Project, approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors today will help build new transmission and distribution infrastructure, as well as put in place systems to improve the technical efficiency and commercial performance of the state power sector utilities.  The project will help bring in modern technology solutions such as automated sub-stations and network analysis and planning tools to provide reliable power supply and enhance customer satisfaction.

While a significant portion of the proposed investments are aimed at improving power supply to rural areas, the project will also focus on demonstrating the deployment of smart grids in selected towns.

The project is part of the Government of India’s Power for All program launched in 2014. Andhra Pradesh is one of the first states selected for the rollout of the Power for All program. According to the Andhra Pradesh Power for All document the energy demand in the state is expected to grow to 78,900 GWh (Gigawatt-hour) by FY 2019 from 56,313 GWh in FY 2015, which implies an annual energy requirement of more than 8.5%. Substantial investments will be needed to meet this rising demand.

By increasing the supply of reliable electricity to households, industries, businesses and various other productive sectors, the project will contribute to economic development, poverty alleviation, and inclusive growth in Andhra Pradesh, said Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director in India. “Around half of the proposed investments are targeted towards improving power supply in rural areas, thus providing opportunities to increase household incomes and standards of living for some of the poorer communities in India,” he added.

Some of the major components of the project include strengthening of the intra-state transmission and distribution network to disperse power to the load centers in the state.  While overall AT&C loss levels in Andhra Pradesh are low in comparison to many states, losses in a few rural districts are high. The state is planning measures like a High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) in selected rural areas supported by the project. The distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh are ahead of many of their peers in deploying ICT based technologies. Under this project they now plan to move to the next level by developing a power distribution grid which will help monitor and improve the operational efficiency of the system.

The project will also support smart consumer meters, with two-way communication and backend IT infrastructure, deployed in select urban towns. These meters will not only reduce technical and commercial losses, but also improve peak load management. The meters are expected to provide consumers with better access to data which will encourage them to reduce their electricity consumption.

“Since 2014, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken significant steps to improve the power sector in the state. By supporting the government’s plans for improving the commercial performance of its distribution companies, the project will go a long way in helping Andhra Pradesh move into a higher growth trajectory,” said Mani Khurana, Senior Energy Specialist and World Bank’s Task Team Leader for the project. “The smart grid interventions under the project will demonstrate positive impacts on reliability and network management which can inform the design of similar projects in other states.” she added.

The $240 million loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a 5-year grace period, and a maturity of 19 years.

The project is being co-financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The World Bank and AIIB will provide loans in a 60:40 ratio for all components of the project.

Bears Ears National Monument Wins Overwhelming Support

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Interior Receives More Than 685,000 Pro-monument Comments

WASHINGTON— Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument sent a flood of comments to the Department of the Interior urging that the Utah monument be protected, with more than 685,000 messages of support submitted in just 15 days. Interior’s Bears Ears comment period closes tonight.

Trump and Zinke need to listen to the American people for once instead of corporate polluters. The people have made it crystal clear that they stand with Bears Ears and in solidarity with the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition,” said Kierán Suckling, the Center for Biological Diversity’s executive director. “They won’t stand by while Trump and anti-public lands zealots plunder and pillage the country’s most stunning landscapes and cultural treasures for profits.”

President Trump last month ordered a review of Bears Ears and 26 other national monuments at the behest of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), one of the most anti-public-lands members of Congress. Hatch’s political career has been well funded by the fossil fuel industry, including the Koch brothers and Chevron.  

A survey of dozens of organizations reveals that more than 685,000 public comments have been submitted to Interior in support of Bears Ears. The regulations.gov website displays each bundle of comments submitted from concerned groups as a single comment, significantly understating the number received.

“Trump’s order to ‘review’ national monuments is a sham. A president doesn’t have the authority to change or rescind national monuments,” Suckling said. “The designation of Bears Ears followed years of advocacy by tribes to protect their ancestral lands and sacred sites. The public wants this magnificent landscape and the natural wonders within to be protected for future generations.”

Under the order Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is to recommend whether to retain monument status, shrink or rescind certain monuments designated since 1996. Zinke opened a 60-day public comment period for all monuments except Bears Ears, which was allowed only 15 days for public comment.

The close of the comment period for the other monuments is July 10. Zinke is to issue interim recommendation on Bears Ears by June 10.

The Antiquities Act is one of America’s oldest and most important conservation laws. It allows presidents to quickly protect natural and cultural resources when Congress fails to act, in order to preserve objects of “historic and scientific importance.” The act has protected some of America’s most iconic and important natural and cultural landscapes, including Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Acadia and Olympic national parks.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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Bears Ears National Monument Wins Overwhelming Support

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Interior Receives More Than 685,000 Pro-monument Comments

WASHINGTON— Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument sent a flood of comments to the Department of the Interior urging that the Utah monument be protected, with more than 685,000 messages of support submitted in just 15 days. Interior’s Bears Ears comment period closes tonight.

Trump and Zinke need to listen to the American people for once instead of corporate polluters. The people have made it crystal clear that they stand with Bears Ears and in solidarity with the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition,” said Kierán Suckling, the Center for Biological Diversity’s executive director. “They won’t stand by while Trump and anti-public lands zealots plunder and pillage the country’s most stunning landscapes and cultural treasures for profits.”

President Trump last month ordered a review of Bears Ears and 26 other national monuments at the behest of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), one of the most anti-public-lands members of Congress. Hatch’s political career has been well funded by the fossil fuel industry, including the Koch brothers and Chevron.  

A survey of dozens of organizations reveals that more than 685,000 public comments have been submitted to Interior in support of Bears Ears. The regulations.gov website displays each bundle of comments submitted from concerned groups as a single comment, significantly understating the number received.

“Trump’s order to ‘review’ national monuments is a sham. A president doesn’t have the authority to change or rescind national monuments,” Suckling said. “The designation of Bears Ears followed years of advocacy by tribes to protect their ancestral lands and sacred sites. The public wants this magnificent landscape and the natural wonders within to be protected for future generations.”

Under the order Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is to recommend whether to retain monument status, shrink or rescind certain monuments designated since 1996. Zinke opened a 60-day public comment period for all monuments except Bears Ears, which was allowed only 15 days for public comment.

The close of the comment period for the other monuments is July 10. Zinke is to issue interim recommendation on Bears Ears by June 10.

The Antiquities Act is one of America’s oldest and most important conservation laws. It allows presidents to quickly protect natural and cultural resources when Congress fails to act, in order to preserve objects of “historic and scientific importance.” The act has protected some of America’s most iconic and important natural and cultural landscapes, including Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Acadia and Olympic national parks.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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Bears Ears National Monument Wins Overwhelming Support

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Interior Receives More Than 685,000 Pro-monument Comments

WASHINGTON— Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument sent a flood of comments to the Department of the Interior urging that the Utah monument be protected, with more than 685,000 messages of support submitted in just 15 days. Interior’s Bears Ears comment period closes tonight.

Trump and Zinke need to listen to the American people for once instead of corporate polluters. The people have made it crystal clear that they stand with Bears Ears and in solidarity with the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition,” said Kierán Suckling, the Center for Biological Diversity’s executive director. “They won’t stand by while Trump and anti-public lands zealots plunder and pillage the country’s most stunning landscapes and cultural treasures for profits.”

President Trump last month ordered a review of Bears Ears and 26 other national monuments at the behest of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), one of the most anti-public-lands members of Congress. Hatch’s political career has been well funded by the fossil fuel industry, including the Koch brothers and Chevron.  

A survey of dozens of organizations reveals that more than 685,000 public comments have been submitted to Interior in support of Bears Ears. The regulations.gov website displays each bundle of comments submitted from concerned groups as a single comment, significantly understating the number received.

“Trump’s order to ‘review’ national monuments is a sham. A president doesn’t have the authority to change or rescind national monuments,” Suckling said. “The designation of Bears Ears followed years of advocacy by tribes to protect their ancestral lands and sacred sites. The public wants this magnificent landscape and the natural wonders within to be protected for future generations.”

Under the order Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is to recommend whether to retain monument status, shrink or rescind certain monuments designated since 1996. Zinke opened a 60-day public comment period for all monuments except Bears Ears, which was allowed only 15 days for public comment.

The close of the comment period for the other monuments is July 10. Zinke is to issue interim recommendation on Bears Ears by June 10.

The Antiquities Act is one of America’s oldest and most important conservation laws. It allows presidents to quickly protect natural and cultural resources when Congress fails to act, in order to preserve objects of “historic and scientific importance.” The act has protected some of America’s most iconic and important natural and cultural landscapes, including Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Acadia and Olympic national parks.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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Trumps Reckless Appeasement of Coal Industry is Putting Americas Drinking Water at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, proposed suspending deadlines for new clean water protections against coal plants dumping massive amounts of industrial sludge into America’s waterways. Known as the Effluent Limitations Guidelines, these new clean water protections were the first updates to America’s existing safeguards against this kind of dumping in over three decades, and they were finalized in September of 2015. Pruitt’s proposal to delay these compliance guidelines will be open for public comment, once published in the Federal Register.

In response, Mary Anne Hitt, Director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, released the following statement:

“The toxic sludge scraped and drained out of America’s filthiest coal plants shouldn’t be anywhere near the water our kids drink or put into our morning cups of coffee, but that’s exactly what this appalling move by the Trump Administration would do. Scott Pruitt is so beholden to the uneconomical and failing coal industry that he is willing to put the water of millions of families across the country at risk so billionaire coal executives can save a few dollars. He is inviting a public health crisis with this reckless appeasement of one of America’s largest polluters, but American families will not stand for it – and neither will the Sierra Club. We will fight this with every means we have.”

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.4 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.