GNNL on board with Berbice Cricket Board

first_imgTHE Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) has confirmed its support towards the Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB) educational posters programme, which will be unveiled at the board’s annual Awards Ceremony, scheduled for April 21, 2018, at State House in New Amsterdam.The company made a financial contribution to assist with the publication of two of the posters.The BCB is expected to publish six posters during 2018 and these will be distributed only to Berbice cricket clubs and players.During the simple presentation ceremony, Chairperson of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited’s Board of Directors, Geeta Chandan-Edmond, stated that she and fellow directors were impressed with the work of the BCB and as such the company was pleased to assist in the effort to educate youths.She noted that while natural talent is important, knowledge of cricket is crucial as it would allow cricketers to become well-rounded individuals.The Chairperson extended best wishes to the BCB and expressed confidence that theposters programme would achieve all of its objectives.President of the BCB, Hilbert Foster, extended gratitude to the directors for their investment into Berbice cricket and pledged that his administration would work hard every day to make sure that every potential in Berbice is fulfilled.The board, Foster stated, has turned around the status of the game in Berbice in just six weeks and predicted that by the end of 2018, Berbice cricket would be in a class of its own in the West Indies.The main objectives of the multi-coloured 11’ x 17’ posters would be to educate youths on the history of the game, rules of cricket, the art of batting and bowling, Test cricketers produced by Berbice and also to encourage them to work on their own game on a full-time basis.Members of the BCB Cricket Development Committee would be responsible for the contents of the posters.last_img read more

Kayo and Tallo Youth Challenge Series on today

first_imgTHE Kayo’s Academy and ‘Tallo’ Hutson 2018 Youth Challenge Under-13 and U-16 Youth Challenge Football Fiesta will take place today from 10:00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.All six participating clubs must assemble for 09:30hrs and those failing to be on time will be disqualified.The clubs expected to contest are the defending champions in both categories Milerock FC, while Eagles United, Rickland Hutson’s Youths and Amelia’s Ward United among others will be contesting the two categories today.Seven field players and a goalkeeper will be allowed on the field at any given time in the Under-16 competition, but only seven outfield players will be allowed on the field in the Under-13 competition.In the Under-13 category, clubs will have a maximum of 12 players registered while in the Under-16, a maximum 13 players.The U-16 players will contest for 40 minutes, 20 minutes each half while the U-13 players will have a 30-minute competition – two segments of 15 minutes.This tournament will be the continuation towards the development of youth football by two former national players now based in the United States of America, Kayode McKinnon and Rickland ‘Tallo’ Hutson, who represented Guyana at both the youth and senior levels and began their careers in Linden.Hutson represented Christianburg’s Eagles United FC, while McKinnon played for the Topp XX FC and they have continued to give back to the sport locally.last_img read more

Chelsea player’s ‘technical imprecisions’ highlighted, once again ‘The Worst’ on show

first_imgMildly amusing at first, Tiemoué Bakayoko’s struggles in Milan while on loan from Chelsea are starting to become rather painful to cover. Much like a really old and sick pet, there’s a feeling it might be best to put him out of his misery rather than keep this going any longer, and Wednesday’s performance against Genoa was no different.Once again, the Chelsea loanee was Milan’s ‘The Worst’ player on the pitch for Gazzetta dello Sport, who, much to their credit, try their best to find some positive in his performance, stating he ‘didn’t have a game to forget and lent a hand in midfield’.However, it was his mistake that led to Genoa’s goal in the 2-1 win, as the defensive midfielder tried an incomprehensible back pass to one of his teammates at the back, which Christian Kouamé anticipated, and, with a lot of luck thanks to a huge looping deflection, managed to put in the back of the net.Embed from Getty ImagesCorriere dello Sport, down their end, aren’t as nice as their pink papered counterparts, stating the Chelsea midfielder is ‘still committing too many errors’, while giving him the lowest grade out of everyone on his team (5/10).Gazzetta also highlight his ‘technical imprecisions’, which all but encapsulate his time in Italy so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Zverevs wins from 0: 2 for the first time, “US Open”…

first_imgZverev’s first victory from 0: 2 and the first “Grand Slam” finalAfter playing one break ball in the fourth game, Sasha was in a great position to eliminate the other, but with a diagonal shot from the left he hit outside the doubles field when the Spaniard was not present – 1: 3. Zverev also lost in the next serving game, but Karenjo Bust needed two attempts to serve the set after a 5: 1 front.The 2nd set was similar, where Zverev had even bigger problems, being beaten three times. Zverev played one break ball in both the first and third games, but did not end with the second. The German tennis player repulsed four breakballs in the 12-minute fifth game, but then made an attack from the left in the fifth break-up game – 0: 5.Zverev managed to avoid a “dry” loss, because Karenjo Busta could not serve this set with the first attempt. The Spaniard played from 0:40 in the sixth game, but immediately gave Zverev a fourth break ball with a shot in the net, and Zverev used it, tapping unreachable from the left. In Pablo’s eighth game, the set was served from 0:30.After 22 unforced errors in the 2nd set, Zverevs switched to defensive tennis tactics, which allowed him to win the next three sets. Zverevs stood out in the 3rd set with four “dry” serve games and lost in only four games. They were all in the fifth game, when he hit the car four times in a row after getting a break (3: 1). Zverev immediately restored the dominance of the break (4: 2) and this time defended it.In the 4th set, Zverev also had a 2: 1 advantage in the break. He lost his serve only once in the fourth game, immediately after the first break, when he hit three times inaccurately from the left and also made one double mistake. Zverev regained the lead in the seventh game, but Karenjo Busta played three set balls in a row with a serve and forehand attacks at 3: 5, ensuring the first to serve in the decisive set.Before that, Karenjo Bust had a medical break for his left hip. When the match resumed, the Spanish tennis player made three mistakes, giving Zverev a break from the very beginning of the 5th set. Karenjo fought to the same level in the next game, but did not win the breakballs, and Zverevs was in the lead with 2: 0. The last set was the only one in which Zverev did not have to play breakballs, but he got another break in the last game.Zverev now has a 14-6 balance in five-set matches, he won for the first time after being 0: 2. Karenjo Busta (# 27) is the highest ranked tennis player, which Zverev won in a five-set battle. We have a negative balance in such matches with 6-10, losing the 2: 0 advantage for the third time.Zverev made it to the Grand Slam final for the first time. Germany is a Grand Slam finalist for the first time since 2003, when Rainer Schittler reached the Australian Open final. The last champion is Boris Becker, who won the last of his six titles in Australia in 1996.Medvedev does not serve two sets, Tim for the first time in the final in New YorkIn Set 1, the break occurred in the sixth game, where Medvedev was struck in a peculiar way. He played one break ball with a powerful first serve, but after Tim’s series of attacks he was forced to fend off another, but he couldn’t. Medvedev hit the ball in the net after Tim hit the first serve of the ridge hard.Medvedev wanted to use the “challenge” in the hope that his serve would have hit the edge, thus playing with the second serve, but the referee did not give him the opportunity to repeat the video, stating that it was requested after his shot. Medvedev’s serve was indeed inaccurate.Last year’s finalist went to Tim Square to watch the ball’s footprint, being warned. The Russian tennis player could no longer receive this set and lost both in the next game reception and then also, serving at the result 2: 5.Medvedev was helped back in the match by Tim, who started the 2nd set with four errors – three hits on the net and one double error. Medvedev strengthened the break in 48 seconds and was in the lead with 2-0. Medvedev failed to serve the set at 5: 4, finishing the 10th game with a “forehand” shot in the net in the second break.Tim has a great play in the next game, repelling a total of five breakballs. Dominik played the set ball with the first serve in Thailand at 5: 6. Medvedev made the same move at 6: 7. Medvedev made an unsuccessful “drop shot” in the next game, and Tim penalized with a “forehand” attack, scoring his second set ball and realizing it with another series of strong attacks from the right.Medvedev also did not serve Set 3, where he was in the lead with 5: 2. Tim previously played the break ball at 1: 4, 30:40, preventing an even bigger deficit. Medvedev had a set ball with his serve at 5: 3, 40:30, but it remained unused due to a “forehand” error. Medvedev played from 1: 5 in Taipei, but at 5: 6 attacked inaccurately in the game.Tim will have his fourth attempt to win the Grand Slam final on Sunday and the first time he won’t have to meet a big three tennis player in the title match. He lost twice to Raphael Nadal in Paris and once to Novak Djokovic in Melbourne. Tim has a 7-2 lead over Zverev, including 3-0 in Grand Slam matches.last_img read more

New national record for Atkinson

first_imgJamaican swim star Alia Atkinson set a new national record for Jamaica in the women’s 100m breaststroke semifinals, at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Dubai this past weekend. Atkinson took the event in 1 minute 05.93 seconds.That time bettered the 1:06.59 national record that Atkinson set at the 2015 Pan American Games just over two weeks ago where she took home the silver.Second and third place went to Molly Hannis of the United States and Viktoria Gunes of Turkey in 1:06:60 and 1:06:96 respectively.last_img

Smarkets customer pockets £165k as Trump defies election odds

first_img Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Smarkets betting exchange has revealed that one of its customers pocketed £165,000 after successfully trading on the US presidential race.Pascal Lemesre, SmarketsHaving been given just a 10% chance of success midway through the election night, Republican candidate Donald Trump secured victory in the race to the White House after a shock victory in Wisconsin put him over the required 270 electoral college votes.From a trading perspective, the pattern of the night bore a striking resemblance to June 23 earlier this year, when the UK surprisingly voted to leave the European Union. As it did on that night, the eventual outcome dipped below a 10% probability before a late upturn.In just three hours of trading, the two presidential hopefuls switched places on the market, with Clinton plummeting to below 10% and Trump soaring up above 90% before soon being confirmed as the president-elect. This has largely been attributed to Trump winning Florida, and his performance in other swing states such as Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.Pascal Lemesre, Press Officer at Smarkets, said: “In one of the most popular betting events ever, traders have again called it wrong throughout the build-up. Not until the midway point of election night did Trump overtake Clinton for the first time on the market, and the Republican never looked back.“The term prediction market should be used with caution. They do not predict the future, but suggest how good a chance either candidate has of winning the election. Just because Trump dropped as low 8% on the night does not mean he was out of it.”Trump on election nightPolitical betting attention now turns to the Italian constitution referendum on December 4, where Italy will vote on Prime Minister Renzi’s proposed constitutional reforms. A defeat for Renzi could be a blow for the Eurozone, already teetering from the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of a Trump presidency. CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020last_img read more

Under-graduate wins Sulley Muntari award

first_imgA second year Communication Design student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana has won the Sulley Muntari footballer of the year award for 2012.Edney Derrick was adjudged the best footballer at the Sports Awards and Dinner nite event held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.The Awards and Dinner nite is held annually to honour distinguished sports personalities on campus, to motivate others to learn from their shining examples in future.The winner of the Sulley Muntari Award received a plaque and a jersey. He would also be presented with a pair of boots at a later date.The event was attended by the Pro Vice–Chancellor of KNUST Professor Peter Donkor, Sports Director of KNUST and officials of the Sports Directorate.In a speech read on behalf of Sulley Muntari, he congratulated the winner for his hard work and achievement. “I will like all of you to know how proud I am to be associated with this award. Education is an important cornerstone of every society. However sports is equally crucial in developing a healthy nation therefore it is pleasing to see the University combining both Education and Sports.“As a dedicated sportsman, I know how difficult it is to be competing for such honours; therefore I will like to congratulate the winner for his hard work and dedication. Unfortunately there can be only one winner but all the same each one of you who took part in these games can be proud of combining sports and education at the highest level. It is a great achievement so well done” he concluded.last_img read more

Spike Lee to direct Chadwick Boseman in Netflix veteran drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’

first_imgLorenzo Bevilaqua, Randy Holmes/ABC(NEW YORK) — Spike Lee has set his first post-BlacKkKlansman project and he’s tapped a Wakandan king for the lead role.According to Variety, Chadwick Boseman will star in Lee’s Vietnam vet drama Da 5 Bloods, which has been set at Netflix. The film centers on a group of Vietnam vets who, “go back to the jungle to find their lost innocence and put their broken selves back together.” Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno are also in talks to star.The film, co-written by Lee, marks the director’s first directing job for the streamer. Lee currently executive produces the Netflix TV adaptation of his 1986 film, She’s Gotta Have It, and will also produce the time travel tale See You Yesterday.As for Boseman, he’s set to star in the next Avengers: Endgame and the action film 17 Bridges, which are both coming out later this year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mohave Valley celebrates 25th with IMCA Modified special

first_imgMOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. – Mohave Valley Raceway celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 14 with a $1,500 to win IMCA Modified special.The main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and the entry fee of $100 includes car and driver.Total purse for the feature is $6,000. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Arizona State, but no track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.More information is available by calling 928 346-3000 and at the track website, www.mohavevalleyraceway.com.last_img

Everyone’s happy about Derek Favors’ contract extension

first_img Utah Jazz: Jazz and Thunder, both minus their starting point guards, tangle tonight at OKC Related I’m excited right now. I’d like to thank the Miller family for believing in me and giving me this extension and thank the Jazz organization, the coaches, the fans, the media — everybody. It’s a dream come true. – Jazzman Derrick FavorsSALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors was happy. Tyrone Corbin was happy. Dennis Lindsey was happy.They were all at the Zions Bank Basketball Center Saturday to talk about Favor’s new four-year contract extension after a morning practice. While announcing the signing, the Jazz didn’t release terms of the agreement, although some media reports put the number at $49 million over four years.“I’m excited right now,’’ Favors said. “I’d like to thank the Miller family for believing in me and giving me this extension and thank the Jazz organization, the coaches, the fans, the media — everybody. It’s a dream come true.’’Corbin echoed Favors, saying he was excited about locking up his young forward for the next five years (this year and the four-year extension).“I’m excited for him, I’m excited for the organization,’’ said Corbin. “He’s a great young player who has demonstrated himself well and continued to grow his game. We’re excited to continue have him as part of the Jazz family.’’Lindsey sort of apologized for the timing of the announcement on the morning of a college football Saturday and said a more formal announcement would come later.“We had a willing and motivated partner in Derrick and (agent) Wallace Prather and we just grinded our way through this,’’ he said. “We feel good with the result. This is a happy day for us.’’Favors was the third overall pick by New Jersey in 2010 after his freshman season at Georgia Tech. However, he was traded to Utah later that season in a deal that sent Deron Williams to New Jersey.Favors said he didn’t feel any pressure to get the extension signed and said he let his agent take care of everything.Calling it “a big relief,’’ Favors said he looks forward to being in Utah for at least the next five years and joked, “I don’t have to buy no boxes for moving no more.”He also talked about why he likes living in Utah and said he hopes to retire as a Jazzman.“The main thing I like about Salt Lake City is that it’s peaceful,’’ he said. “It’s not loud with a lot of stuff going on. You can go home and get peace of mind. I hope to make this my home and I hope to retire here.’’WHAT ABOUT GORDON?: Now that Favors has signed, what about Gordon Hayward?Neither Corbin nor Lindsey would say much about the possibility of a new contract for Hayward before the season.“(Gordon) is happy for Derrick and he understands his situation is what it is and there’s talks going on and hopefully things get worked out,” he said. “We love both guys and hope everything will get worked out so we can keep the guys here and that’s how we’re approaching it.’’“The comment that we had for both guys in the preseason will hold true,’’ said Lindsay. “We’re hopeful and beyond that we won’t comment on negotiations.’’MORE OFFENSE: The Jazz are halfway through their preseason schedule, but they’ll fit their final four games in this week with a game Sunday in Oklahoma City and three games in the Los Angeles area this week.Corbin has been pleased with his defense so far, but wants to see an improvement on the offense this week.“We need to make sure we get better with the offense and be more potent in what we’re doing offensively,’’ he said. “We have to continue to get better on defense. We’ve done a pretty good job of communicating and understanding where we are, from the beginning of camp. But now the offense has to catch up a little bit and we got to make sure we won’t have the lulls we’ve had scoring on the offensive end.’’JAZZ NOTES: Toward the end of Jazz practice Saturday morning, the fire alarm at the Zions Bank facility began blaring and didn’t stop for 25 minutes. A small accident in the kitchen near the court was doused with a fire extinguisher, but there was enough smoke to set off the alarm. … The Jazz took 18 of their 19 players on the trip to Oklahoma City. Injured Marvin Williams and Brandon Rush both went, but rookie Trey Burke stayed home. … Jeremy Evans, who sat out of practice with a strained rotator cuff injury, is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game. Rudy Gobert, has a sprained shoulder and didn’t practice Saturday and is listed as day-to-day. … Point guard Lester Hudson, who has a sprained ankle, is cleared to play, while Scott Machado, the other backup point guard, has a “lower abdominal contusion” and will be a game-time decision.last_img read more