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E-Networks on board for GMRSC International Drag race

first_imgCABLE provider E-Networks is on board for the second edition of Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s International Drag race set for August 25.A statement from the club released yesterday, indicated that the company has joined the sponsorship list in a major way for the event.“We are pleased to be associated with E-Networks for our International Drag race event on August 25. The company has been a longstanding supporter of motorsport locally and we are more than grateful to have them on board with us.”The statement continued, “Their reach via their cable channels E1, E2 and E3 will ensure that fans across Guyana can be informed about the event in the days leading up.”Meanwhile, the August 25 event is already gaining traction with competitors from Suriname and Trinidad indicating their interest in being a part of the quarter-mile run.As many as six car owners are in talks with the GMR&SC over shipping logistics for the event while Suriname has not indicated how many cars would be willing to make the voyage.Admission fee to the event for spectators has not been set with the club expected to release more details in the coming week.However, several local giants are expected to take the strip including the team Mohamed’s Enterprise GTRs Godzilla and Goliath, Sean Persaud’s Toyota Caldina and the Transpacific Toyota Alteeza and Peter Daby’s Mazda RX7 (second generation).Other sponsors include R. Kissoon Contracting, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat, Prem Electrical, E-Networks, Trans-Pacific Auto Sales, Cyril’s Taxi, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Tropical Shipping, DEL ICE CO and Hand-in-Hand.last_img read more

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WBB : Day after allegations surface, players back Hillsman, say team won’t be distracted

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Quentin Hillsman’s players insisted their pregame preparation remained unchanged. That their coach’s demeanor was the same as always.And amid swirling allegations of sexual harassment against their coach by former SU player Lynnae Lampkins, SU players insisted it was business as usual before the game.‘It’s been all around, but that wasn’t our focus,’ Syracuse senior guard Erica Morrow said. ‘We understand, as a family, we need to stick together and play basketball. That’s our main objective here.’If ever there was a reason for the Orange to come out flat or have a lack of focus, this was it. But instead, SU came out flying Saturday in a 78-57 win over South Florida. Syracuse took care of business against the lowly Bulls, despite all of the negative attention surrounding its coach and program in the 24 hours prior to the game.Right from the opening tip, the game belonged to the Orange. It opened the game on a 23-5 run that stunned the Bulls and shredded their 2-3 zone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hit 12 of its first 18 shots and showed no signs of being distracted or emotionally distraught.‘Coming out to a game like this and playing well and winning the basketball game really says a lot about our players and their attention to detail,’ Hillsman said.Asked if the allegations were a distraction, Hillsman said, ‘It wasn’t because the allegations are untrue.’Hillsman’s words were backed up by the cut-throat mentality his team demonstrated Saturday. Syracuse trailed only once against USF, when the Bulls took a 3-2 lead. That advantage lasted for 1:13, and then it was all Orange.After that 23-5 spurt, the lead never shrunk to less than 13. By consistently getting the ball into the high post, SU could easily dump the ball down low to sophomore center Kayla Alexander or junior forward Iasia Hemingway for easy layups.The pair combined for 20 of Syracuse’s 45 first-half points.‘(Coach) told us that since he’s been coaching, he hasn’t had that many wins against South Florida,’ SU guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So that sparked us up a little bit. We came out here ready to play.’In his tenure with Syracuse, Hillsman had one career victory in five tries against South Florida prior to Saturday.Putting the media buzz and uncertainty within the program aside, the players won by the team’s second-largest margin in Big East play this season.Morrow stressed the unity of the team — calling it a basketball ‘family’ — and said that in reality, the allegations have nothing to do with them. They are solely between Lampkins and Hillsman.‘We focus on basketball,’ Morrow said. ‘That situation is definitely — has nothing to do with us. What we’re here for is to play basketball games and win basketball games for Syracuse University.’And as a result, the team put together an offensive performance Hillsman called ‘pretty close’ to the best he’s seen all season.Five players scored in double figures for the Orange, and the 78 points is a season high in Big East play.Hillsman attributed the response to adversity to his players simply going out and playing basketball. Morrow and Tyson-Thomas didn’t deny they were hearing things throughout the days leading up to the game, but both of them firmly stated that once the game began, it was all about basketball.‘It’s always just basketball, guys,’ Hillsman said. ‘Once the game starts, I have to coach the best I can coach, and they have to play the best they can play. So we just came to the floor to take care of business.’In taking care of business, the Orange won its third straight Big East game. And in the end, Morrow said, it all came back to Hillsman. He didn’t change the way he acted toward the team and didn’t let the allegations affect him in any visible way.His players support him, she said, and that led the team to a dominating win on the court.‘Coach is a tough guy,’ she said. ‘We support him 100 percent. That’s what a family does. He definitely kept his intensity up.‘We came out and got a great win today.’mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

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Syracuse can’t ride momentum from Wake Forest win, falls to Miami 2-1

first_img Published on October 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Lysianne Proulx lay behind her own goal crease tangled in the netting. She covered her head with her hands. Beside her on the ground was midfielder Kailee Coonan. Moments before, Shannon Aviza had turned the ball over in the Miami box and the Hurricanes began their counterattack. Kristina Fisher ran onto a long through ball and came in one-on-one against Proulx. The Syracuse goalie made the first save, but the ball bounced to another Miami player’s head. The second attempt on goal bounced off the top of the crossbar and fell back into the six-yard box.Bayleigh Chaviers, on the third attempt, headed it past Proulx as she scrambled back into the net. Miami regained the lead, 2-1, and this time didn’t let Syracuse equalize.After beating Wake Forest on Thursday, Syracuse (3-8-2, 1-4-1 Atlantic Coast) head coach Nicky Adams said, “It makes the girls believe again.” The Orange had a chance to win two-straight conference games and earn six points in a weekend for the first time since October 2017. Instead of continuing its momentum, Adams said the Orange looked tired on Sunday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium. Syracuse fell to Miami (4-6-2, 1-4-1), 2-1, which came into the matchup as one of two winless ACC teams.“I thought in the second half, Miami wanted it a bit more than we did and that’s the disappointing part,” Adams said. “We let ourselves down, honestly, technically. We defend really well, and then we just kept giving the ball right back to them instead of knocking it around and trying to force them to defend.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe comeback win against Wake Forest showed what Adams preached all year — that her team was creating chances which would eventually turn to goals — was true. Syracuse moved one step closer to changing “the brand image” of the program.In the second half against Wake Forest, SU changed to playing the ball forward more and outshot the Demon Deacons 11-8 in the second half.Sunday was the reverse. Syracuse managed nine shots in the first half while limiting Miami to just one, a 10th-minute goal. A minute later, the Orange responded. Meghan Root’s effort from outside the box curled into the top corner.“Meg’s been great this weekend,” Adams said. “She’s been dangerous because she’s putting herself in dangerous situations.”Miami dominated the second half, outshooting SU 16-1. The Hurricanes had multiple chances that nearly grazed the top of the crossbar. On one occasion, Fisher skipped past Proulx, but she missed the empty net.Even while dominating possession in the first half, Syracuse held the ball in mostly non-threatening areas of the pitch. The Orange midfielders and striker Marisa Fischetti looked to play balls back to the centerbacks, Jenna Tivnan and Taylor Bennett.Only once did the Orange have a nice collection of passes near the Miami box. In the 14th minute of the first half, Georgia Allen played a pass to Mackenzie Vlachos who tried to thread the ball through two defenders to Fischetti. The Hurricanes defenders cut off the pass, but Adams said “right idea” on the sideline.“Just executing the simple things and not making and not overthinking the small stuff,” Sydney Brackett said. “That’s how you’re going to be successful, and I think that in a lot of ways we had some people that weren’t the sharpest today.”Syracuse started the game in a 4-3-3 and pressed heavily with the forwards and tried to pen in Miami players in the midfield. Doing so for nearly the entire first half “nipped us in the butt a little bit,” Adams said. SU forced the Miami goalie and defenders to kick the ball out of bounds on multiple occasions, earning back possession in the Hurricanes half.But the finishing, like most of the season, wasn’t there. And without much movement from the forwards, most of the SU shots came from well outside the box, easily picked up by the UM goalie or shot wide of the net.“You’re going to make mistakes, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world,” Adams said. “We made plenty of mistakes against Wake Forest. That’s what’s crazy about soccer. Ups-and-downs, and we gotta be able to be disciplined enough going forward that little moments like that can’t define the rest of the game for us.”As Adams walked back to the SU bench at the game’s end, her lips were pursed. She bit her fingernail once before disappearing behind the bench for a few seconds. Then with her hands behind her back, Adams walked toward the “ACC” logo near the sideline with her head bowed. After a glance to the far side boards, she shook her head and stood on top of the logo.On Sunday afternoon, the Orange were back to looking backward, not just with their passes, but on the season. Like two years ago, Syracuse again failed to do so.“I know these changes aren’t going to happen overnight,” Adams said. “We knew it would be a bit of a rollercoaster, but I don’t think that will define the future of the program.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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GAMEIOM goes live with Fortune Cats on William Hill

first_img Share Share Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 GAMEIOM Technologies Limited has launched Fortune Cats, the first slot to go through the GAMEIOM Remote Gaming Server platform and the first to go live on William Hill.Fortune Cats, a five-reel, fifty-line slot game with a unique sixth reel feature, is live on William Hill’s Macau tab across both mobile and desktop sites.Based on some of the luckiest cats in the Orient, the game has been a long-time favourite in Macau land-based casinos and is now available online for the first time.Steve Calvert, Chief Product Officer for GAMEIOM, said: “This is the initial launch of what will be many games that will be harnessing the true potential of GAMEIOM.“This successful release is testament to the efficiency of the platform, and we will be launching a vast array of quality content, both proprietary and from some highly significant third party providers over the coming weeks and months. It is a true ‘watch this space’ moment.”The Isle of Man based GAMEIOM supplies content to a variety of leading operators. The company secured its UK Gambling Commission Combined Remote Operating Licence in September of this year, and provides a range of realistic virtual games including Real Dogs and Real Horses. Related Articles StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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DCMS renews Stephen Cohen tenure as a UKGC commissioner

first_img Related Articles Share Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has approved the re-election of Stephen Cohen as a Commissioner of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).This week, DCMS confirmed that Cohen’s tenure as UKGC commissioner would be extended for a further four years until November 2024. Described as an expert in corporate finance, auditing and governance of mass-market enterprises, Cohen has served on the UKGC’s commissioners board since 2016. He has also served as chair of audit committees for both the JPMorgan Japan Trust and Schroder UK Public-Private Trust.The executive is currently a council member for The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), the organisation charged with the regulatory oversight of 370,000 healthcare professionals.   DCMS confirmed that Cohen will be remunerated at £295 per day, in accordance with the Cabinet Office ‘governance codes on public appointments’.The appointment of Cohen was confirmed prior to the House of Lords publishing its ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘, in which a research select committee called upon the government to implement a roots-and-branch overhaul of UK gambling. Recommending 66 urgent actions, the Lords Committee deemed that a UK gambling regime change was required in order to ‘prioritise the welfare of gamblers ahead of industry profits.’ StumbleUpon Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more

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HORSE RACING: General Salute wins Vanguard Assurance Challenge Cup

first_imgGeneral Salute was crowned the champion of the Vanguard Assurance Challenge Cup overcoming a stiff challenge from champion Mr.K and Sly Mongoose on Saturday at the Accra Turf Club in Borteyman. General Salute which was ridden by top Jockey Daniel Abeka from Godwin Cos Quaye stables was given the general’s salute after obtaining his second consecutive victory in two weeks. General spanned a distance of 1,600 kilometers in a time of two minutes sixteen seconds to annex the trophy in a competition which numbered up to 17 jockeys.  The 2nd and 3rd placed winners received surveyors from sponsors Vanguard whilst 1st  placed Daniel Abeka received a trophy as well as surveyors.In the opening event, five  horses namely Marie Crus, SHATTER, Let Them Say, High Rise and Ghana’s Pride competed for the Division 4B race which covered a distance of 1,000 km. Marie Crus from Nii Yemo Odoi stables emerged as the winner finishing in a time of a minute and twenty seven seconds.In another race, Jockeys E. Derry (Good Name), C.Ampah (Barikisu),  G.Abbey (Mercedes), J.Mensah (Laila), David Ahenkwah (Larro) and J.Lamptey (By His Grace) competed for the honors but it was the managed to put the cherry on the cake elapsing a time of 1.25seconds with covered distance of 1,000km. The race will resume in mid November at the same venue to justify which horse has the fastest legs.last_img read more

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Bianca Andreescu thrives on preparation: ‘The detail is incredible for someone so young’

first_imgThe 18-year-old Canadian described her incredible achievement as a “Cinderella story” and she was certainly having a ball in a fairytale week.Andreescu may only be in her teens, but the Mississaugan’s California dream was reward for years of dedication, driven by a burning desire to maximize her potential after suffering a string of injury setbacks. Related News After Bianca Andreescu’s name was written in the record books, the teenage sensation would have had some scribing of her own to do.Andreescu became the first wild card to be crowned Indian Wells Open champion with a sensational defeat of Angelique Kerber on Sunday. Tennis Canada coach says ‘sky is the limit’ for Bianca Andreescu “I have coached some seriously committed players over the years, but Bianca is the one that stands out. She always wants to learn and is so driven. The way she has conducted herself, really she has had the mindset of a professional since she was very young.”She has had stress fractures of her foot, back injuries and shoulder problems, so now she does her rehabilitation and really looks after herself. She will do anything she can to be a success.”While there was a happy ending for Cinderella, this is only just the start for Andreescu — with many more chapters to come. Many look back on their careers and wonder what might have been, but Andre Labelle — Andreescu’s coach at Tennis Canada for almost four years — says that was never likely to be the case with the new Indian Wells champion.”She is a great student of the game,” Labelle told Omnisport. “Every single match she has played she has notes on. She has books full of notes stretching back years.”There will be notes on what each player brings, the detail is incredible for someone so young. It shows her passion and determination to prepare, she wants success so much.”Wherever she goes, whoever she plays there will be notes. She will be setting goals all the time.”I can’t put into words what all of this means to me.Being able to have my name amongst so many great champions is beyond remarkable.Thank you for everyone’s support!All those tough times are worth it if you believe there will be good times ahead #bibirisen #flyingB #thankful #omg pic.twitter.com/EYsEYkpkDY— Bianca V. Andreescu (Bibi) (@Bandreescu_) March 18, 2019Andreescu’s will to win was evident when she told current coach Sylvain Bruneau, “I want this so bad” as he delivered a pep talk when she trailed Kerber in the final set of the championship match.That declaration from the rising star was something Labelle discovered long ago.”What struck me about Bianca, that is different to so many young players, is her determination and hunger,” he said. “She said quite a while ago that she is going to be No. 1. I noticed when I first started working her that for every training session, she would arrive 20 minutes early to make sure she is ready, doing her stretches, etc.last_img read more

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FK ”Slavija” won against ”Dečić” in Montenegro

first_imgFootball players of the football club ”Slavija” celebrated their first victory in the preparation match in Montenegro, where they won against Montenegro’s former candidate for the champion in the first league, the football club ”Dečić”.”Bule-white” football players managed to get the upper hand in the sixth minute of the match. Nemanja Pušar secured ”Slavija” their victory over ”Dečić” in the 68th minute of the match. In the end, ”Slavija” celebrated their victory with the result 2:1.” We played a great match, full of tempo and dynamics. My players gave their maximum and this victory means so much if you take into consideration their harsh training sessions.” – said their coach Milomir Šeslija.FK ”Slavija” will play another match against ”Čelik” from Nikšić on Saturday..last_img read more

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Mason City & Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo & Worth counties make COVID-19

first_img== The Cerro Gordo County Courthouse and other county offices will remain open at this time. The county though requests all citizens refrain from coming to the courthouse and other county offices if they can complete transactions and communications by e-mail, mail, or telephone when possible. The county will review the position as the circumstances change.   MASON CITY — A number of government agencies have made announcements regarding their plans in the COVID-19 situation: == Clear Lake City Hall will remain open and accessible to the public, however residents are being asked to limit non-essential visits to City Hall. Residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize online bill pay options, sign up for automatic payments, or use the drop box in the City Hall parking lot. == In Mason City, City Hall will remain open at this time but they are asking customers to avoid City Hall unless absolutely necessary. Citizens are encouraged to use the drop box located west of City Hall for water utility payments. When possible, try to conduct business over the internet or telephone. There is no plan to cancel tomorrow night’s City Council meeting at this time but residents are being strongly recommended to watch tomorrow’s council meeting via the livestream on the city’s website masoncity.net under streaming council meetings to ensure city business moves forward safely and efficiently.  == The Mason City Public Library will be closed starting on Tuesday through Saturday March 28th. The library will not be accepting material returns during the closure and due dates for materials will be extended beyond the closure. All library programs and meeting room reservations will be cancelled for the duration of the closure. The Library Board will meet in the Mason City Room of the library at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, and the City Council will still meet at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening in the Mason City Room. == The MacNider Art Museum will postpone youth and adult classes for the next week. The pottery studio will be closed starting on Tuesday along with the Imagination Playground and interactive areas. The museum will remain open, however you are asked to practice social distancing upon entry. Scheduled rentals will be allowed to continue at this time.  == Worth County offices will be closed to the public starting on Tuesday until further notice. The Sheriff’s Office will remain open to the public through the northwest door of the courthouse, with limited public access to the courthouse being still available through their office. The Clerk of Court’s office will still be open. The Board of Supervisors encourages the public to come to county facilities for essential purposes only. They also encourage calling ahead to determine if an in-person visit is necessary. The Worth County Treasurer’s Office requests citizens use their drop box to conduct business when possible, and there will not be any public access to that office at this time.last_img read more

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MYO-Trophy Stall Inter-Jamaat softball commences on October 20

first_imgThe highly-anticipated Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) of Guyana-Trophy Stall Inter-Jamaat Softball Cricket Competition will once again hit open the 2019 softball season with tons of action as it is scheduled to start on October 20, 2019 at the MYO Ground, Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.Diamond New Scheme were champions in the April 2019 edition of the competitionSpeaking with Guyana Times Sport, Sports Committee Chairman and Senior Vice President Imran Ally stated that the goal of the competition was to bring out the youths to do something meaningful, as from this tournament they would be able to have clean recreational fun. Fostering brotherhood through sports is the tournament’s main objective. Ally went on to state that the tournament was usually held at least two times per year and would usually have intense action from the first ball bowled.Upon the announcement of the tournament, eight teams have registered thus far: LBI Masjid with two teams, New Mosque, Cornelia Ida Masjid, Hague Masjid, New Amsterdam Masjid, MYO and Tuschen Masjid. The competition will feature teams from Berbice; the West Coast, East Coast, and East Bank of Demerara, and Georgetown.When the competition was held in April 2019, Diamond New Scheme Masjid were the winners as they dominated from the beginning, while MYO were runners-up. The defending champions will be looking to retain their title while MYO will be aiming to add another title to their name. The registration fee is $3000 per team, and lots of trophies and cash incentives will be at stake.All jamaats interested in participating in this competition are kindly asked to make contact with Br Imran Ally on 689-7425 (c); Br Fazal Nazeem on 660-8215 or Br Azad Ibrahim on 624-3362.This event is sponsored by Trophy Stall.Registration closes on Wednesday, October 16 at 18:00h, followed by the draw.last_img read more

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