… Hetmyer, Rutherford respective captains, to battle for $1MBy Clifton RossIN wake of Guyana’s upcoming 50th Anniversary (Jubilee) celebrations, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Ministry of Social Cohesion/Sport in partnership with National Communications Network (NCN), unveiled the ‘Golden Republic T20 Bash’ set for February 21 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.While a number of activities are planned for the country’s celebratory period, the Government of Guyana and GCB have sought to collaborate in order to bring the best national players and possibly a few regional stars together for the T20 spectacle.At yesterday’s launch held at NCN Studio on Homestretch Avenue, GCB secretary Anand Sanasie, Territorial Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart and NCN Marketing & Sales Manager Dellon Murray, unveiled the particulars regarding the upcoming match.Sanasie said the bash is expected to mirror that of a high-intensity T20 affair, as West Indies players Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford will lead the two respective sides; named the ‘Hetmyer Hurricanes’ and ‘Rutherford Renegades’.The pair of Windies stars will have a number of Guyana Jaguars and Academy players at their disposal while Sanasie also said that Windies players Carlos Brathwaite, Chadwick Walton and Rayad Emrit could be a part of the match, as organisers are in talks to get a few regional players involved.Only all-rounders Romario Shepherd and Keemo Paul will not feature in the Bash after being on West Indies duties. Meanwhile, the teams will showcase their specially customised playing kits for the match next week, as the organising committee promised its final press-conference ahead of the match and official unveiling of teams.Murray said NCN’s role is pivotal in the Jubilee celebrations as being a part of such a historic event, especially given cricket’s message of unity. He said archiving of the match will allow it to hold a special place among the list of other activities Guyana will host during this time of merriment; adding that Guyanese, 50 years from now will be able to see how Guyana celebrated her milestone anniversary.NCN will stream the match live on cable, or ball-by-ball on the company’s Facebook page while Radio coverage is expected to be widespread as to afford all Guyanese an opportunity to show support to their local cricket stars.The GCB secretary also pointed out that the entrance fee is $2 000 to any of the stands at the Providence stadium.The day’s festivities get underway with a softball exhibition match from 14:00hrs with the main feature match set to bowl off under lights at 18:00hrs.
Willian has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer.In the post, Willian said he had been made aware of a document that “has been circulated through the football market”.“I would like to clarify that I never signed such letter, the content of which I completely deny,” he added.And he alleged there was “clear evidence that my signature has been forged, or anyway misused”, which had prompted him to instruct his lawyers “to proceed with all appropriate legal measures before any competent courts or authorities”.The midfielder, who has spent five years at Chelsea, was due to report to pre-season training with the Blues last Friday, after representing Brazil at the World Cup in Russia, but he failed to arrive.New manager Maurizio Sarri says he is not happy about the “strange” situation, and he will seek immediate talks with Willian.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea midfielder Willian has said that he has instructed his lawyers to act after a “forged” document was circulated on the “football market”.The letter appears to show the 29-year-old’s signature authorising a change of agent to represent him.However, Willian claimed he “never signed the letter” in an Instagram post on Thursday.
This article is part of the Daily Trojan‘s supplement issue, “If you build it, will they come?” This semester’s supplement focused on the impact of the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center and University Gateway apartment complex, both of which will open this fall.In his eight semesters at USC, Fabian Salas, a senior majoring in accounting, spent a lot of time exploring Los Angeles. He spent little time, however, exploring his own campus.“There have been semesters where I was working weekends at Leavey [Library], but most of the time I would just not be around campus if I didn’t have to be because the campus is always pretty dead,” Salas said. “When I didn’t have to work, I knew I would have a better time going out to other places in L.A.”The Forum (above) and Traditions are two features of the new campus center. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan Salas is not the only one who feels this way. For years, students looking for weekend entertainment have had to look elsewhere — campus has been a virtual ghost town on weekends. But with the opening of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, that could be about to change.Administrators hope the addition of the campus center this fall will finally create a central, on-campus destination that students have been missing since the closing of the Norman Topping Student Center and Commons in 2008. When it opens, the campus center will include meeting rooms, performance venues and food options, and will hopefully host a number of student organizations’ events.“I really believe this building will transform the word ‘community’ at USC,” said Jason Cruz, project coordinator for the campus center. “[It] will become the hub of activity, and I think people will start saying, ‘Meet me at the campus center.’”For the past two years, student organizations have relied solely on Bovard Auditorium, Ground Zero Café and classroom lecture halls to host events and performances, and some have found it difficult to find an appropriate venue.Alexa Ekman, president of the USC College Republicans, said finding a venue for events has been very challenging. Ekman tried to book a room three months in advance for the group’s biggest event of the year, Teach-in to Oppose Obama’s Radical Transformation of America, but had to settle for a room in Taper Hall instead.Ekman said it is disappointing to bring important guest speakers to campus only to have them greeted with a classroom lecture hall, rather than a more welcoming venue.“It’s fine to have regular meetings in classrooms or smaller settings, but when you have a nice speaker, guests who donate to your club and people who travel to see your event, you want to host it in a really nice environment,” she said.According to Heather Larabee, assistant dean of students and director of Campus Activities, the campus center will make it much easier for organizations that have had trouble finding venues to host events on campus.Aja Heisler, director of external communications for the USC College Democrats, said the group is excited because the campus center will offer neutral venues.“Usually we can find a venue, but last weekend we held something at the USC Hillel Center. That could have possibly been misleading to people because our events are in no way associated with religion, they were just nice enough to let us borrow the area,” Heisler said.Cristina Pandol, executive director of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, has also run into issues because of the lack of space on campus.“We had to hold our self-defense event in Exposition Park, and, being outdoors, we were nervous it would rain,” Pandol said. “With about 150 people, it’s not like we could have just used a classroom.”Students will be able to reserve meeting rooms, The Forum and Tommy’s Place for free, while the Ballroom will cost money, said Heidi Ippolito, scheduling production manager for the SCheduling Office. Student organizations will also be allowed to utilize the Ballroom for one event for free, except staffing charges.The campus center will also offer more than 30 meeting rooms for students and will have lounges on every floor.Visions and Voices currently holds a number of events in Bovard Auditorium, but the addition of the campus center will be beneficial since events can now be held in the Ballroom or The Forum, according to Mary Megowan, program assistant for Visions and Voices.The Ballroom can accommodate nearly 1,200 people, and can be divided into four sections depending on the number of guests attending the event, according to Bailey.For some organizations, like USC Spectrum, The Forum offers a much more intimate space.“We like doing events in Doheny [Memorial Library] because you feel like you really get to be in the same space as the guest speaker, and The Forum will be very similar to that,” said Dane Martens, interim director of USC Spectrum.Student organizations, such as Program Board, are excited to utilize Tommy’s Place because they believe the venue will help attract more students.Tommy’s Place offers its own distinct feel with a stage for performances, two pool tables and televisions that can be used by students and faculty for away games.Adjacent to Tommy’s Place will be the new and improved Traditions, which will be available for all students to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those over 21, Traddies will still serve alcohol.“Our goal is for this area to be one big space. You can watch a live performance at Tommy’s and grab a drink at the bar if you’re over 21,” Cruz said. “The Greek Row is a popular place and we want this to be another option.”KSCR radio station will also broadcast from new facilities adjacent to Tommy’s Place.According to Karl Nickenig, KSCR’s incoming general manager, the station hopes to host a live show every Friday from its new location in the campus center.“I hope it brings more awareness of the local band scene to the overall student body,” Nickenig said.In addition to live performances, the campus center will host a wide variety of food options, including California Pizza Kitchen, Carl’s Junior, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a marketplace, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Moreton Fig, according to Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality.Klinger said dining options will be available on the weekends, but the hours of operation will depend on student usage.Many at USC hope the campus center will provide a common gathering place for students.“You should feel comfortable here, and that’s the goal of this place — to have all of the communities of the university come together in one location,” Bailey said. “Like a community center, the campus center will bring all the facets of USC together.”
“It’s no different,” Slovis said. “In every level of football, I’ve faced some form of adversity … It’s a learning curve, and you’ve got to adjust and get better.” While the USC team doesn’t quite match Utah’s for size, the Trojan offense brings confidence and discipline into Friday’s home faceoff. The team must set its sights forward this week in order to avoid a mid-season slump. Slovis remains confident in the team’s ability to rebound from last week’s trap loss to BYU. Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell runs a pass-heavy offense that will look to incorporate the run game more Friday against the visiting Utah Utes. (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) “No matter what the situation is, no matter what the play is, we have to be disciplined enough to continue to adjust our reads,” Harrell said. “We’ve got to be disciplined enough to just do our job and focus on our job every single snap.” “You’ve gotta figure out, what does the quarterback execute at a high level?” Harrell said. “What does he feel comfortable with? What does he see well? And if you call those plays, they usually work.” This week, the coaches said the team will incorporate the ground game within Harrell’s typically pass-heavy offense. They claim Slovis is prepared to face Utah’s dominant defense. Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis appeared to be out of his element last week facing BYU’s rush-three, drop-eight defense. The Cougars forced Slovis into tough situations, leading him to throw two interceptions in the first quarter and one more in overtime. On top of his passing woes, the young quarterback seemed unprepared to hand off the ball in times of need. “When you’re talking about this Utah front, you’re looking at four or five [future] NFL players,” Helton said. “It’ll be a great challenge for our offensive line. I told our guys in the team meeting right off the bat, this is going to be a big man’s game. I think that whoever controls the offensive and defensive fronts will win the game.” With only six days between their disappointing defeat at BYU and their upcoming match against No. 10 Utah, the Trojans have taken advantage of every second of practice this past week. “I loved how they jumped right back out here and jumped right back into work,” head coach Clay Helton said Monday. “[The team is] looking forward to the next opportunity to compete against a good Utah football team.” With offensive coordinator Graham Harrell at USC’s play-calling helm, the name of the Trojans’ game will be comfortability and execution. If the Trojan offense can focus on its job rather than the unfavorable odds, it may have a chance to pull out an upset at the Coliseum. Slovis will need to rely on his formidable rushing squad, namely junior Stephen Carr and redshirt junior Vavae Malepeai, to infiltrate the Utes’ drop-focused defense. To call the Utah team talented is an understatement. Led by a pair of seniors, quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss, the Utes have crushed all competition so far this season. The 3-0 team shows no areas of apparent weakness — it has scored 96 points this season while allowing just 29.
He’s in the county this week for the FAI’s Festival of Football.The event will reach a climax tomorrow when the association’s AGM is held in Clonmel.Martin says he’s really impressed by what’s going on at grass-roots level in Tipp.
Related Articles StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Privet comrades, SBC’s Bookies Corner returns with industry stakeholders giving their first opinion on Russia 2018’s World Cup cast.Which teams have impressed bookmakers during the qualifying stages? Who are the current tournament favourites? Which failed teams will be missed most by bookmakers and will England roar or wimp out of another major football tournament? SBC gets the initial Russia 2018 lowdown…._______________________ SBC: With qualifiers concluded, will bookmakers be happy with the final 32-teams starring in Russia 2018? Furthermore, Which non-qualified team will bookmakers miss the most at World Cup 2018?Katie Baylis, (Betfair Media Relations Manager): Obviously a lack of home nations qualified for Russia 2018 is disappointing, however, it’s not necessarily unusual for that to be the case for a World Cup tournament and clearly there will still be huge punter interest in Russia 2018 regardless.Not having Italy or Holland on board also dilutes some of the top tier betting markets, and bookmakers will further miss the USA and Chile who are popular draws.let’s lets not forget that we still have Messi , Ronaldo , Neymar and maybe Phil Jones to keep us entertained!SBC: Of the final 32, which team has impressed bookmakers the most. Does qualifying performance matter, with regards to actual World Cup performance? Michael Herry, (Kambi Head of Football): It will come as no surprise to hear that the teams at the top of the betting market impressed the most during qualifying with not much to choose between the leading quartet of Germany, Brazil, Spain and France. Out of those sides, I like the look of France, who topped a tough qualifying group featuring Sweden, Netherlands and Bulgaria. The losing 2016 European Championship finalists also have a very strong squad with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann providing strength from front to back, with a strong bench to call upon.Next in the betting are Argentina, who were very disappointing in qualifying, needing a Messi hat-trick in the final qualifying match against Ecuador to secure their ticket to the finals. Despite finishing 13 points behind Brazil in the CONMEBOL group, Argentina are as short as 7/1 to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy next year and make little appeal. Belgium also feature near the top of the book at around 12/1 and while their first 11 is perhaps as good as any, I believe they lack the strength in depth to deal sufficiently with any injuries to star players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard or Romelu Lukaku. Belgium were the joint-top scorers in European qualifying with 43 goals, but 32 of those came against Gibraltar, Cyprus and Estonia, and tougher tests await in Russia.In African qualifying, I was impressed by both Morocco and Nigeria, with the latter my dark horse for the tournament at fancy three-digit prices. Nigeria have a squad full of Premier League experience with Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Jon Obi Mikel likely to play important roles in Russia. They recently beat Argentina 4-2, and although this was only a mid-season friendly, Nigeria will be the team other countries will want to avoid when they are drawn from Pot 4 next month.All that said, it’s important to not put too much emphasis on qualifying form as a lot can happen before the first games on 14 June. Come kick-off, the majority of teams will not have played a competitive match for eight months, while we also have to consider the outcome of the draw and the potential for influential players to pick-up injuries that rule them out of the tournament. An injury to Neymar Jr. or De Bruyne, for instance, would impact their respective team’s chances of glory. As per usual, betting volumes for the World Cup will pick-up following the end of the domestic seasons in Europe, building up to what we expect will be the biggest turnover event of all time.SBC: With just under 8 months to go until Russia 2018, what type of unique factors and dynamics do trading teams weigh up, when pricing World Cup favourites?John Hill (PR Coral UK): Given the World Cup is in Russia next summer, it is no surprise that seven of the top nine in the betting for from Europe. The form of France, Germany and Brazil has been outstanding over the last couple of years therefore they look to be the three leading teams at the tournament. France went close to winning Euro 2016 and have a squad to admire, Germany always knock on the door at major tournaments and Brazil have been built well since they were embarrassed by Germany at the last World Cup.Although England qualified with ease, we are still happy to take them on as their record in major finals since 2010 has been very poor. We expect patriotic money to arrive next summer so it would be no surprise if they were our biggest liability once again.The draw for the tournament is obviously going to have an affect on the outright market. Looking at the seeds though, it is difficult to pinpoint what could be a group of death so the majority of the teams in the top two pots will be expected to qualify for the last 16.SBC: A glorious summer of youth football saw England win the under-20 World Cup and under-19 European Championships…Surely Gareth Southgate’s mighty lions will bring ’football home’ next summer? Alex Apati (Ladbrokes PR): The patriotic punter will be delighted to know we’ve trimmed odds of England winning the World Cup to 20/1 in the last few weeks, while we’re currently the third most-backed team in the tournament for the trophy!And with so much hype around the Young Lions at the moment, six players aged 21 or under are priced at 3/1 or shorter for a place in Southgate’s 23 man squad for Russia.Solid performances against Germany and Brazil this month have certainly given fans reason to feel confident. As promising as those results were, England failed to score in both of those games. So one for the pessimists: England NOT to score in Russia is currently 25/1!We’re expecting England to go off at around about the 16/1 mark by the time the first ball is kicked and that’ll be because of the interest we’re likely to see from home supporters as we edge closer towards the end of the season and attention turns solely to the World Cup.______________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information… Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020
Nigeria international forward Odion Ighalo has announced his retirement from international football after the Super Eagles finished 3rd at the ongoing AFCON in Egypt.The 30-year-old informed Nigeria Head Coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China immediately after the win over Tunisia.Ighalo leads the race for the golden boot at the AFCON with five goals, 2 ahead of Adam Ounas, Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane who are all on 3 goals.“He had discussed his decision with the coach before the third-place match, saying that the constant abuse was taking a toll on his young family but he was advised to keep it under wraps for the moment. After the game, he gave his jersey as a souvenir to the coach, said his goodbyes and left,” a source close to the player said.The former Watford man was the top scorer for the Super Eagles during the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with goals.Ighalo made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015 and scored 16 goals in 35 appearances for Nigeria..
Unbeaten WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) in the richest fight in boxing history on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Floyd won round one easy and was in command for the first three rounds. Pacquiao rocked Mayweather in round four and unleashed a barrage with Floyd pinned on the ropes. Floyd outboxed Pacquiao in round five. Pac had a good spurt in round six. Mayweather outworked Pacquiao in rounds seven to nine. Pacquiao came on in round ten. Mayweather closed the show to win clearly. Scores were 118-110, 116-112, 116-112.
Sumner Newscow report â€” The following filings were made at the Wellington City office after the list was sent to the Sumner County Clerk’s office. The two new filings include Stanton Palmer and John Alan Saunders.Â MayorKelly L.Green1/22/15 KimWoodrow1/13/15 CANDIDATE LISTING FOR CITY OF WELLINGTON ELECTED OFFICES General Election April 7, 2015 Council memberKelly L.Green1/22/15 At-LargeStantonPalmer1/23/15 This list will be updated when any filings are received.Â The filing deadline is Noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.Â Wellington is a Second Class City, so candidates must file with the City Clerk.Â JimValentine1/6/15 (3 positions)John AlanSaunders1/23/15 OfficeCandidateÂ Date Filed JazzyPettegrew1/23/15 Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 289 weeks ago Can someone run for mayor and council member at the same time? Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 289 weeks ago Never mind. I saw the other story. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments