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French Open 2020: Sofia Kenin, Iga Swiatek Advance to Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in two sets, 6-4, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Sofia Kenin is one win away from perhaps seizing the mantle as the new face of American women’s tennis.

Kenin advanced past Petra Kvitova in a competitive 6-4, 7-5 semifinals match Thursday at the 2020 French Open, reaching her second Slam final of the 2020 calendar year. The American moves on to play Iga Swiatek, who advanced earlier Thursday in her matchup against Nadia Podoroska.

Kenin took the most of the opportunities given to her by Kvitova, winning four of her five break-point chances. By contrast, Kvitova converted on only two of her 12 attempts and likely feels as if she left a golden opportunity for her third Slam title on the table.

Kenin won

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: TV Schedule, Start Time and Live-Stream Info | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in two sets, 6-2, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin are on a collision course for the women’s singles final of the 2020 French Open on Saturday.

Swiatek quickly dispatched Nadia Podoroska in Thursday’s first semifinal, winning 6-2, 6-1. Kenin, the fourth-seeded player in the tournament, defeated No. 7 Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5.

The two will be back in action this weekend at Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.

           

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Live Stream: NBCSports.com

          

This is Swiatek and Kenin’s second meeting in the French capital.

Based on their seeding, Swiatek would be the obvious underdog.

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Mark Meadows broke COVID-19 rules with 70-person wedding: report

  • White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted 70-plus people for his daughter’s wedding in Atlanta, breaking state COVID-19 rules.
  • Photos show guests maskless at a lavish indoor ballroom, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was also reportedly at the event. 
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted more than 70 guests for his daughter’s wedding in Atlanta in late May, despite COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Photos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show people in close clusters, dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns, and without masks at a lavish indoor venue on May 31.

At the time, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp limited gatherings to 10 people to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

The party took place at the upscale Biltmore Ballrooms in the city, with “crystal chandeliers, marble floors and a frame

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Report: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ignored coronavirus rules at wedding

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, an Atlanta newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show that social distancing guidelines were not followed during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened some coronavirus restrictions.

Meadows did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.

The weekend of the Atlanta wedding was a chaotic one in Washington, D.C., and

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ignored virus rules at wedding, report says

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a castle on top of a building: The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.


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The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.

President Trump made the stunning announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, Oct. 2. Since that time, several others in Trump’s circle have tested positive for the virus. Here’s the latest about what we know:

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Trump touts progress in stimulus talks days after spiking them

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President Trump said talks on providing additional fiscal stimulus are now “starting to work out,” after he pulled his side out of negotiations earlier this week.

“I think we have a really good chance of doing something,” Trump said Thursday morning in a live interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. There are

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Meadows hosted wedding despite guidelines banning gatherings of more than 10 people: report

White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump says COVID-19 diagnosis a ‘blessing in disguise’ Trump works from Oval Office six days after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy MORE reportedly hosted an indoor wedding for his daughter in May in Atlanta despite city and state health protocols that prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained photographs of the lavish affair, which took place on May 31 at the Biltmore Ballrooms. Approximately 70 guests wearing tuxedos and gowns were reportedly in attendance, including Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHillicon Valley: Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms | Facebook tightens ban on QAnon content | Social media groups urged to weed out disinformation targeting minority voters Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms for stifling competition Jim Jordan tests negative for COVID-19 MORE (R-Ohio).

However, no pictures

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Two-thirds of women in football have experienced discrimination, says report

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Two-thirds of women who work in football have experienced gender discrimination, a new study reports.

The survey for Women in Football,external-link which represents more than 4,000 women who work across the football industry, also found that 34% of respondents had witnessed gender discrimination.

However, 66% of respondents did say they felt supported by their employer.

Ebru Koksal, chair of Women in Football, said feedback on issues women faced made for “heartbreaking reading”.

“One story of bias, outdated perceptions and outright bullying is one too many,” Koksal added.

“There is still a lot of work to do to ensure that women are encouraged to forge careers in the industry and this is where Women in Football will continue to play a big part.

“It is our intention to drive the agenda forward together and to harness the power of our joint expertise, knowledge, skills, and experience to create improvements for

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A quarter of women are considering scaling back careers, report finds

A quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce or scaling back on their career aspirations because of the extra demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the annual study of women in the workplace released Sept. 30 by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org.

Working mothers are three times as likely as working fathers to be handling a majority of housework, and the disparity is particularly onerous for Black women, according to the Women in the Workplace report, which surveyed more than 40,000 employees at 317 companies. The study also found that senior-level women are more likely than male peers to feel burned out, in part because they are often among few women at their level — and they are more likely than younger workers to be parenting.

“If we had a panic button, we’d be hitting it,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and co-founder of LeanIn.org,

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Denmark Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Report 2020 with COVID-19 Updates

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Saudis Raise Oil Prices for Asia in Sign of Market Strength

(Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia raised pricing slightly for its flagship crude oil shipped to Asia, the first sign of strength in the physical market after a month and a half of weakness and falling refining margins.The increase in November pricing marks a change for the world’s biggest exporter, which pared prices in September and October as crude demand stagnated. It suggests the Saudis are confident that OPEC+ supply cuts will buoy the market even as the pandemic continues to crimp demand.State oil producer Saudi Aramco raised pricing for Arab Light crude for Asia, its largest regional market, by 10 cents a barrel to 40 cents below the benchmark. Aramco had been expected to increase pricing for the grade by as much as 20 cents, according to a Bloomberg survey of traders and refiners in late September.Refiners’ profits from

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Greece Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Report with Covid-19 Update – Press Release

Dublin, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Greece Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook) – Market Size and Forecast (2015-2024) – Covid-19 Update Q2 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report details the impact of economic slowdown along with change in business and consumer sentiment due to disruption caused by Covid-19 outbreak on gift card industry in Greece.

Historically, the gift card market in Greece has recorded a steady growth with a CAGR of 11.6% during 2015-2019. However, According to the Q2 2020 Global Gift Card Survey, gift card market in Greece is expected to be impacted across retail and corporate segments due to disruption caused by Covid-19 outbreak.

Though growth of gift card industry will be impacted due to pandemic, there are certain segments such as self-use which will gain significant market share. Adoption of e-Gift cards is also

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