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The Communication Workers' Union would like to
invite all its Officers, Members, Supporters and
Friends to a series of Inter-Faith Services to
commemorate its 60th Anniversary in existence as a
Progressive Working Class Institution.
These Inter-Faith Services would be held as follows:
1. WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 2013, AT THE
HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL, PORT-OF-
SPAIN BEGINNING AT 12.00 NOON
2. THURSDAY 13TH JUNE 2013 AT THE ST.
PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, HARRIS
PROMENADE, SAN FERNANDO BEGINNING
AT 12.00 NOON
3. FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2013 AT THE SPRING
GARDEN MORAVIAN CHURCH, SPRING
GARDEN, TOBAGO BEGINNING AT 12.00
Your presence would be highly appreciated as we join
together in unison to give thanks and praises to our
creator who would have guided us through 60 years of
successful struggle for the upliftment of workers and
the less privileged in our society.
JOHN JULIEN -- 497-6871 JOSEPH REMY -- 473-8525
PARIS---Eight-time French Open
champion Rafael Nadal drops
rankings this week, swapping
places with David Ferrer, the man
he beat in the Roland Garros final.
Nadal only retained the ranking
points he earned by winning last
year s French Open, while Ferrer
gained points by reaching his first
Grand Slam final.
Ferrer joked after his straight-
set loss to Nadal: "I prefer to win
here and to stay No 5."
Novak Djokovic remains No 1
yesterday, followed by No 2 Andy
Murray and No 3 Roger Federer.
French Open champion Serena
Williams increased her lead at No.
1 in the WTA rankings, while the
runner-up, 2012 winner Maria
Sharapova, fell from No 2 to No
3, trading spots with Victoria
LONDON---Former No 1 Lleyton
Hewitt rallied past Michael Rus-
sell of the United States 4-6, 6-
1, 6-3 in the first round at the
Queen s Club yesterday.
The Australian has won this
Wimbledon warm-up four times
as well as the 2001 US Open and
2002 Wimbledon. He has now
won 111 matches on grass. Roger
Federer leads among current play-
ers with 112.
Hewitt sent a forehand into the
net to drop the opening set. He
ran away with the second set after
saving six break points in the sec-
ond game to lead 2-0. After an
early exchange of breaks in the
decider, Hewitt broke to lead 5-3.
"It s always tough, the first one
obviously on grass," Hewitt said.
"It s a bit slippery under foot and
(you) don t probably have quite
100 percent in your footing.
"Also, yeah, I just didn t feel like
I was serving great. Nothing was
sort of ... I didn t have too much
rhythm at the start, and the ball
was propping a little bit out there
as well because it hasn t had a lot
of play on it. In the end I found
my rhythm a little bit better."
Hewitt will play 10th-seeded
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who
rallied to beat Dudi Sela 4-6, 6-
2, 7-6 (4). The Israeli served for
the match at 5-4.
The only other seeded player in
action was No 9 Benoit Paire of
France, who defeated British qual-
ifier Jamie Baker 7-5, 6-2.
The top eight seeded players
receive a bye into the second
Andy Murray, the 2009 and 2011
champion, is seeded No 1. He is
followed by Tomas Berdych, who
returns to the Queen s Club for
the first time since his debut in
2005, and 2009 US Open winner
Juan Martin del Potro. Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga, the 2011 runner-up, is
seeded fourth. Defending cham-
pion Marin Cilic, who was awarded
the title last year when David Nal-
bandian was defaulted for violent
conduct, is No 5. (AP)
HALLE---It s nearly mid-June
and Roger Federer is still without
a title in 2013. Back on grass in
one of his favourite tournaments,
Federer is confident his best is
yet to come.
Federer is top-seeded in Halle,
one of the grass-court build-up
tournaments for Wimbledon,
where he has won seven titles and
where he will be the defending
champion. Four of those Wimble-
don titles came after Federer had
also won the warm-up event in
"Halle is one of my favourite
places on the tour, and being suc-
cessful there makes it even more
likable," said Federer, who will be
seeking his sixth title in the cozy
event, where players step on court
practically from their hotel rooms.
Federer is coming off a quar-
terfinal loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
at the French Open last week.
"Paris has little to do with Halle
or Wimbledon, but looking back
I am really disappointed with my
match against Tsonga," Federer
said. "There are days like that but
fortunately there haven t been so
many in my career and I hope
there won t be that many to come."
Federer reached 10 straight
Grand Slam finals from 2005-07,
winning eight titles. He also
appeared in eight major finals from
2008-10, winning four. But since
that run ended, Federer has played
in two of the last 13 Slam title
matches, winning one at Wim-
bledon last year.
At 31, the winner of a record 17
Grand Slam titles could be slowing
down as shown by his run without
a title through the first half of the
year, which also saw him nurse a
"I didn t really expect to nec-
essarily win a lot of titles, and I
thought I played well in Rome and
Paris, until the match with Tsonga,"
Federer said Monday at the start
of the Halle tournament. He lost
the Rome final in two quick sets
to Rafael Nadal, who pulled out of
the Halle event to rest after his
eighth French Open title.
"I now feel that the best time
for me is still to come in the second
half of the year. It s a very impor-
tant phase of the year, leading to
Wimbledon and the North Amer-
ican swing with the US Open," the
last Grand Slam of the year, Federer
"To win here (in Halle) would
be a good build-up for Wimble-
don," he said.
Federer has also decided to play
doubles, teaming up with German
veteran Tommy Haas who beat
him in last year s Halle final. Fed-
erer hasn t played doubles for two
But since arriving in Halle from
Paris on Friday and practicing for
three days, Federer felt he could
get in some doubles matches as
well, since he won t be scheduled
to play singles before Wednesday.
"I ve seldom played doubles on
the tour, there is always that threat
of injury, it just wasn t as much
play some doubles, change it up
a little. Hopefully, it may even help
me in the singles," Federer said.
It was a brief display, however,
with Federer and Haas losing 7-
6 (3), 6-4 to Jurgen Melzer and
Philipp Petzschner, a two-time
Grand Slam doubles champions.
Federer leads the field, which
also includes second-seeded
Richard Gasquet, third-seeded
Haas and No 4 Kei Nishikori.
In the opening singles yesterday,
qualifier Jan Hernych defeated
Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-2, Mikhail
Youzhny beat Daniel Gimeno-
Traver 6-1, 6-2, eighth-seeded
Florian Mayer swept past qualifier
Martin Fischer 6-2, 6-2 and Mis-
cha Zverev rallied past David Goffin
1-6, 6-4, 7-5. (AP)
Nadal drops from 4th to 5th in ATP rankings
Hewitt rallies past Russell
in Queen's first round
Federer expects 2nd
half of year to be better
Roger Federer... without a title
Better be ready
Are you ready for ahurricane?
HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Before a hurricane:
The hurricane season lasts from June through
November, with August and September being
the peak months.
Know the location of the nearest emergency
shelter in your area.
Trim the trees in your yard, especially those
near your home, so limbs won't fly around
during a storm.
If you have hurricane shutters, inspect them
now and repair damaged ones. Know how to
install them, and if you will be boarding up
your windows, have the wood and tools ready.
Know the location of the main electrical
breaker and the gas and water valves in your
home. Have a clear path to easily access them
to shut them off when a hurricane approach-
Make a list of the items in and around your
yard to bring in or tie down when a tropical
storm or hurricane approaches. For example:
TV antenna, plants, garbage cans and yard fur-
Check your insurance policy for coverage on
wind and flood damage, especially if you''re in
a low-lying area.
Keep a portable radio, flashlight (both with
extra batteries), emergency supplies, first aid
kit, canned food and bottled water on hand
throughout the hurricane season.
Keep yourself updated as to the weather con-
ditions and the possibilities of severe weather.
Have your emergency numbers at hand and in
a convenient location.
Designate an interior room with no windows
or external doors as a "Safe Room." Work
with your local professionals in the design of
Discuss the types of potential hazards with
your family and know your community's and
Determine escape routes and places to meet if
Have an out-of-the-area-friend as a family
contact so all have a single point of contact
and someone knows where you are.
Make a plan for your pets if you need to evac-
Take First Aid and CPR classes. Your Red Cross
can help you.
Stay away from windows and stay inside if you
are not told to evacuate.
Beware that the centre of a hurricane, or the
eye, can be very calm and deceptive. When
the eye passes, the storm is not over. Stay
inside because the fury of the winds will
return, this time from the opposite direction.
Remain in your safe location until the storm
has passed completely and the all clear has
During a hurricane:
A HURRICANE WATCH is given when the hurri-
cane is possible within 36 hours.
When a hurricane watch is issued, you should
monitor news reports closely for more infor-
Continue your preparation activities and be
prepared to evacuate immediately when
instructed to do so.
When a hurricane is 24 hours away, a HURRI-
CANE WARNING is issued. Hurricane landfall is
When a hurricane warning is issued, you
should board up your windows and doors,
bring in loose items from outside, shut off
electrical, gas and water hook-ups and seek
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
As we brace for the unpredictability
of the hurricane season, it is impor-
tant to be prepared. Here are some
simple steps to help protect your
family from a storm or hurricane.
T&T Red Cross Society
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