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Kyrgios calls 2016 season a successful one
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he regards his 2016 season as a successful one, though he ended the year under a ban from the ATP Tour for on-court misbehavior.
In an interview with Australia's Fox Sports on Monday, the 21-year-old Kyrgios said 2016 "had a lot of highs, a lot of lows" but had to be counted as successful as he lifted his world ranking from 30 to 13.
Kyrgios won three titles, including a maiden ATP 500 series victory in Tokyo, but his achievements were overshadowed by clashes with officials and fans and by the under-performance at the Shanghai Masters which led to his eight-week ban from the tour.
"I did a lot of fun things," Kyrgios said of 2016. "I got Australia back in the world group of the Davis Cup, won a couple of titles, so it's been a good year."
Kyrgios' eight-week ban was reduced to three weeks when he agreed to consult a sports psychologist.
"I've been doing that and it's actually been good," he said. "Just relaxing a little bit, spending more time with my family, girlfriend as well.
"It's one way to look at (it), to get more time off with the people that you love, and I've been training as well. So it's set me up in good stead for 2017. It just gave me time to think about and analyze everything I've got to get better at."
Attorney general pick Sessions has dueling images
CAMDEN, Alabama (AP) — Senators at next week's confirmation hearing will confront competing versions of Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator who is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general.His supporters will frame the 70-year-old Republican, who grew up in the segregated Jim Crow South before a career as a local GOP leader, prosecutor and elected official, as an unyielding but fair-minded conservative. Opponents looking at the same record will cast it as evidence Sessions should… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Thanh Cong, Hyundai Motor join hands to produce automobiles
Le Ngoc Duc, Director General of Hyundai Thanh Cong company under Thanh Cong Group, said Hyundai Motor decided to choose Thanh Cong as its partner in the region based on the group’s achievements over the past years. The venture is also part of Hyundai Motor’s strategy in expanding its global production base, with ASEAN as a potential market. It is noteworthy that the decision is made at a time when the deadline is approaching (2018) for the reduction of import tariffs on completely-built-units… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP chairman of a top committee in Congress on Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief and defense secretary to appear and answer questions about reports that they recommended the ouster of the director of the National Security Agency.In a statement issued late Saturday, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter and National Intelligence Director James Clapper asking them to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Phone number portability to lift market
A person chatting on his mobile phone. Subscribers could switch their numbers to other networks under the policy on national mobile number portability. — VNS Photo Thai Ha HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The policy on national mobile number portability which will begin in Viet Nam early next year is a tool to boost the competitive market. However, subscriber numbers which do not have accurate individual information are not permitted to switch to a new network, according to Nguyen Duc Trung head of Viet Nam… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Master plan on Mau Son national tourism zone development
Mau Son tourism zone in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son will be developed as a national tourism destination, with typical forms such as spiritual and eco-tourism under a master plan recently approved by the Prime Minister. Mau Son experiences snow in winter Under the planning, the core zone of the tourism area will encompass 1,500 hectares in Mau Son commune (Loc Binh district), Mau Son and Cong Son communes (Cao Loc district).The plan aims to take advantage of Mau Son tourism… chat_bubble_outline Read More...