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ATP roundup: Monfils tops Wawrinka in Rotterdam

Gael Monfils beat his training partner Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament to capture his first ATP Tour title in 13 months. Tennis – ATP 500 – Rotterdam Open – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – February 17, 2019 France’s Gael Monfils shakes hands with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after winning their Final match REUTERS/Yves Herman It took one hour and 44 minutes for Monfils to win the match in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Frenchman now holds a lifetime 8-21 record in ATP Tour finals.…

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ATP roundup: Wawrinka advances to semis in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland held off 10th-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov on Friday to win 6-4, 7-6 (4) and advance to the semifinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Wawrinka, who won the tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2015, will face top-seeded Japan’s Kei Nishikori, a winner over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-3, 6-2. The other semifinal on Saturday…

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Tennis: Wawrinka prevails in tricky Rotterdam opener

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in action during the match against Canada’s Milos Raonic. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6(4) 6-1 in the opening round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Monday. Wawrinka, who suffered a first round loss in Sofia last week, made another shaky start as he sprayed consecutive backhand errors to hand Paire…

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Technology 

Seeking thrifty ways to cut pollution, Rotterdam links up with hybrid BMW owners

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – As Daan Hosli’s hybrid BMW glides into downtown Rotterdam, it passes a virtual boundary into the city’s “electric-only zone” and his mobile phone trills out a reminder to switch off his combustion engine and drive on battery power. Hosli is taking part in Electric City Drive, one in a series of projects planned by the city of Rotterdam and BMW looking to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce traffic pollution – without breaking the bank. “The first results look promising,” said Arno Bonte, the city’s vice mayor,…

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Dutch girl shot dead in Rotterdam school bike shed

Image copyright EPA Image caption Among visitors to the school on Wednesday were the Turkish consul and the mayor of Rotterdam Students, teachers and families in the Dutch city of Rotterdam have expressed their shock after a 16-year-old pupil was shot dead in the grounds of her college. Humeyra Öz was attacked in the bike-shed at Rotterdam’s Design College shortly after her lessons finished on Tuesday afternoon. A 31-year-old man has been arrested. The girl’s friends said she had broken up with him some time ago and had complained of…

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Brexit: What ‘no deal’ would mean for Rotterdam

Europe’s biggest port says companies aren’t doing enough to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Rotterdam is planning to employ more than 900 extra customs staff to deal with the extra checks that will be required if the UK leaves the EU without reaching an agreement on its future relationship with the single market. Anna Holligan joined customs officials on board a ship in the Port of Rotterdam. Source link

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The world’s first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam

Image copyright Lely Image caption The floating farm will start with about 40 cows milked by robots The world’s first offshore dairy farm opens in the Port of Rotterdam this year, with the aim of helping the city produce more of its own food sustainably. But will such farms ever be able to produce enough to feed the world’s growing urban populations? A Dutch property company, Beladon, is launching the world’s first “floating farm” in a city port. It has built the offshore facility right in the middle of Rotterdam’s…

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