Credit Suisse closely linked with fossil fuel industry#RogerWakeUpNow has been trending on TwitterRoger Federer has issued a cautiously worded response to mounting criticism, including from climate activist Greta Thunberg, over his sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse.A dozen Swiss activists appeared in court on Tuesday after refusing to pay a fine for playing tennis inside branches of Credit Suisse bank in November 2018, in a stunt intended to underscore Federer’s relationship with the Swiss financial giant, which is closely linked with the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading...
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Roger Federer briefly served as ball boy in his charity match against Rafael Nadal after letting a ball girl play a point for him
Roger Federer beat his old rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in front of almost 52,000...Roger Federer beat his old rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in front of almost 52,000 people in South Africa on Friday. In the middle of the charity match, Federer stopped to let a ball girl play, and became the game's ball boy for a couple of minutes. Federer was a ball boy more than two decades ago when he was growing up and learning tennis in Switzerland. He threw two balls onto the court for the ball girl, who appeared to play a double fault before winning a point. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Roger Federer let a ball girl play for a point during his charity match against Rafael Nadal in South Africa on Friday. Federer — a 20-time Grand Slam champion — beat his old rival, the 19-time major winner Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a three-set match in front of a sell-out crowd of 51,954 in Cape Town. The event had a reported demand of 200,000 people wanting tickets, 7News.com.au reports. But in the middle of the exhibition, Federer let a gobsmacked ball girl join the fun. As she played, Federer also fulfilled the ball girl's responsibilities, becoming a ball boy and throwing two balls onto the court for her. He clearly knew how to — he was a ball boy more than two decades ago when he was growing up and learning tennis in Switzerland. She walked toward the baseline and bounced the ball on the floor. Though she served a double fault at first, she nailed her next first serve and went on to win a point, albeit having been assisted by the net. Watch the point right here: As for the match as a whole, Nadal said: "It's a lifetime experience playing in front of such an amazing crowd. It was a big pleasure to be part of it." Nadal and Federer's singles match was not the only event which fans got to watch, though. There was also a one-set doubles match as Nadal teamed up with "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah — who, like Federer, is half-Swiss and half South African — while Federer teamed up with his old friend, the Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. The Federer and Gates team won 6-3, according to ESPN. The event was designed to raise $1 million for the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports childhood learning in South Africa, but ended up raising closer to $3.5 million, 7News reported. Federer appeared to enjoy the entire day and, at 38, still hopes to "play for a bit longer." He said: "We'll see how much more, but there's still lots to look forward to." Read more: Rafael Nadal bought a custom 80-foot luxury yacht that boasts a spa pool and a wet bar Roger Federer will reportedly become the first billionaire in tennis in 2020 Rafael Nadal compared Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles to the neighbor who has a 'bigger house, bigger TV, or better garden' Everything tennis icon Roger Federer eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 'Cringeworthy' Novak Djokovic and 'salty' Rafael Nadal were mercilessly trolled by Nick Kyrgios in a no holds barred interviewJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know
Louise Linton briefly posted and deleted a message of support for Greta Thunberg, whom her husband Steve Mnuchin dissed at Davos
Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then...Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then deleted a message of support for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on her Instagram page. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg, who was named Time's 2019 person of the year, as not knowledgeable enough to weigh in on climate issues. "Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," Mnuchin said of Thunberg. "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us." "I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We have to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels. Keep up the fight @gretathunberg," Linton posted to her more than 17,000 Instagram followers on Saturday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actress and wife to US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, briefly posted then deleted a message of support for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on her Instagram page. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin dismissed Thunberg, who was named Time's 2019 person of the year, as not knowledgeable to weigh in on climate issues. "Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," Mnuchin said in response to a question about whether the US would follow Thunberg's calls to transition away from fossil fuels. "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us." Shortly after, the 17-year-old Thunberg — who is known for her Internet clapbacks — replied, "It doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1.5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up." She added, "So either you tell us how to achieve this mitigation or explain to future generations and those already affected by the climate emergency why we should abandon our climate commitments." And just two days later, Mnuchin's own wife appeared to take Thunberg's side. "I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We have to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels. Keep up the fight @gretathunberg," Linton posted to her over 17,000 Instagram followers on Saturday. Linton's post, which tagged both Mnuchin and Thunberg's Instagram handles, featured a photo of them both side-by-side, in addition to a number of other photos showing fires, floods, and endangered species meant to illustrate the real-world effects of climate change. And in case the message to her husband wasn't clear enough, Linton tagged Mnuchin's Instagram handle in the first photo of the post. The best part is she tagged both of them!! I love her! Wow pic.twitter.com/noAFBOcEgp — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 25, 2020 This wasn't the first time Linton had taken to Instagram to publicly disagree with members of the Trump administration. Linton, a vocal animal rights advocate and, also used the platform to directly criticize the Trump administration relaxing restrictions on the ability of Americans to import hunting wild game, including that of endangered species like elephants, into the United States. Americans should not be permitted to kill exotic animals for fun!! “The Trump administration has authorized a U.S. hunter to import a lion trophy from Tanzania — the first allowed from that country since lions were given protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in January 2016. A Florida man received permission to import the lion’s skin, skull, claws and teeth, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records belatedly released under the Freedom of Information Act.” The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, along with the Humane Society Legislative Fund, are fighting for the CECIL ACT to be passed by Congress. CALL TO ACTION: Urge Congress to pass the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (CECIL) Act to ban imports of trophies and parts from African lions and elephants from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia into the United States. Excerpts from this article were first published by Center for Biological Diversity, September 2019. Lion photo by Robin Silver, Center for Biological Diversity. #lion #bantrophyhunting #bantrophyhunters #walterpalmerthekiller #walterpalmer #nataliepalmerbotes A post shared by L O U I S E L I N T O N (@louiselinton) on Nov 13, 2019 at 1:34pm PST on Nov 13, 2019 at 1:34pm PST In a 2019 interview with Los Angeles Magazine, Linton made clear that despite being married to a Trump cabinet official, she won't hesitate from holding and expressing her own views, even those that come into conflict with her husband's job. She told the publication: "I very much respect my husband and the president of the United States, but I am an individual with my own beliefs and views. You should measure me by my actions, the friends I keep and the charities I support, not by the politics of my husband." Read more: Greta Thunberg fires back after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she isn't qualified to lecture the US on climate change 'Haters gonna hate & deniers will deny': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Greta Thunberg after Steven Mnuchin dissed the activist Everything you need to know about Davos, the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss resortSEE ALSO: Greta Thunberg has once again proven herself a savvy Twitter troll. Here are the presidents, pundits, and celebrities she has put in their place. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A law professor weighs in on how Trump could beat impeachment
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