Banks DIH on board for IGG 2016

first_imgTHE name Banks DIH has been in the conversation whenever talk about sponsorship in the sports sector arises and this year the company continues its support for the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) with a sponsorship package presented to the National Sports Commission, ahead of this weekend’s Games in Guyana.Water Beverage Brand Manager Clive Pellew made the presentation to Assistant Director of Sport, Brian Smith, during a simple ceremony at the NSC Office on Homestretch Avenue. Also present were Errol Nelson, Brand Manager of Banks DIH and R. Sooklall, Accountant of the NSC. The company will be providing Rainforest Waters and Powerade for the athletes and officials participating in the Games set for Friday to Sunday. Smith thanked Banks DIH for supporting the annual Games which started back in 1967 and involved the three neighbouring territories that comprise the Guianas.The games will run from Friday to Sunday and will hold competitions in eight disciplines between Guyana and neighbouring Suriname, as French Guiana will not attend. Fans can look forward to action in basketball, volleyball, badminton, futsal football, table tennis, swimming and track and field.last_img read more

Eight elimination matches to kick off Bartica Championship

first_imgEIGHT elimination matches will highlight the opening night of action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Bartica Championship today at the Bartica Community Centre tarmac.Bartica will be a hive of activity, as pulsating matches will kick-start what is expected to be an enthralling competition.According to coordinator Alden Marslowe, high-quality action was witnessed in the playoff round on Wednesday which indicated that the respective teams are well prepared and raring to go in anticipation of securing the coveted title.The opening matchup will pit Mighty Ruler against Itaballi from 19:00hrs, with Falmouth opposing Prison Officers in the second fixture at 19:30hrs.In the third clash, Potaro Strikers battle derby rival, Potaro United, from 20:00hrs, while defending champions Disconnection Crew lock horns with Walking Boyz at 20:30hrs.The fifth contest at 21:00hrs will pit Almanac Kings against Beacons, while Goal-Raiders take aim at Ballers from 21:30hrs.In the final two matches, Jones Avenue will tackle Police from 22:00hrs and former champions Rivers View will match skills with Man City at 22:30hrs.The aforementioned matches were scheduled following the conclusion of the playoff round on Wednesday night at the same venue.The respective winners will advance to the group round on June 15, which will feature two groups of four teams.The top two teams from each zone will then progress to the semi-final round on June 16. This will be followed by the third-place playoff and grand finale.Meanwhile, the four teams who fail to advance from the group stage will contest the Guinness Plate Championship. This will also be staged on the final night before the third place matchup.Winner of the zone will collect $400 000 and the respective trophy. They will also earn an automatic place in the National Championship, which is pegged to start in August.Meanwhile, the losing finalists will receive $150 000 and a trophy. On the other hand, the third- and fourth-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and $75 000 respectively and the corresponding accolades.The victors of the Guinness Plate Championship will receive $60 000. The other major sponsor of the event is Colours Boutique.Among the dignitaries expected to be in attendance at the matches are Guinness Brand Executive Lee Baptiste and Banks DIH Outdoor Events Manager and former National player Mortimer Stewart. Day-1 Fixtures:Mighty Ruler vs Itaballi – 19:00hrsFalmouth vs Prison Officers – 19:30hrsPotaro Strikers vs Potaro United – 20:00hrsDisconnection Crew vs Walking Boyz – 20:30hrsAlmanac Kings vs Beacon – 21:00hrsGoal Raiders vs Ballers – 21:30hrsJones Avenue vs Police – 22:00hrsRivers View vs Man City – 22:30hrslast_img read more

Galant Anwuli Loses to World Number Six at Chess W’Cup

first_imgNigeria’s Daniel Anwuli (left) awaits Grand Master Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France to respond to his opening c4 move yesterday. The Delta-born player was commended by a pool of chess pundits within the arena while global audience also encouraged one of Africa’s rising players at the tournament. They urged him not to let down his guard when play resumes today in the seven-round tournament.According to FIDE Master, John Fawole, who followed the proceeding, “Anwuli opening with (1) c4 of The English opening and the game transposed to fianchetto line of the Four Knights English Opening.“The Game reached a critical moment very fast when IM Daniel Anwuli sacrificed a pawn on c4 on move 14.“The France number one player was in deep thinking for few minutes before capturing the pawn. Second time control were met and the Grand Master displayed the finesse of a wizard by taking Anwuli into the endgame and forced the fighting teenage Nigeria to drop his guards on move 51,” Fawole informed THISDAY last night.In other matches, higher rated players achieved victories. There were, however, a few upsets as is often the case at the World Cup.Radoslaw Wojtaszek lost to Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, and the young Andrey Esipenko defeated Ruslan Ponomariov.Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Adnreikin, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Hao, Vladislav Artemiev, David Navara, Maxim Matlakov, Le Quang Liem, Santos Vidit, Nikita Vitiugov, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Boris Gelfand, Wei Yi, Samual Shanckland and some other players only managed to make draws, facing a much lower rated opponents.The games between players with more or less similar ratings were very closely contested.Rustam Kasimdzhanov defeated Evgeny Bareev, Ivan Cheparinov defeated Ahmed Adly while Maksim Chigaev lost to Parham Maghsoodloo.David Anton Guijarro was stronger than S.L.Narayanan, Baskaran Adhiban outplayed Eduardo Iturrizaga, Vladimir Fedoseev prevailed over Surya Ganguly, Maxim Rodshtein defeated Mateusz Bartel, Arkadij Naiditsch lost to Niclas Huschenbeth, while Jorge Cori lost to Nihal Sarin.The second round of matches will get underway from today with the Nigerian chess community is rooting for Anwuli with the hashtag #RootingForAnwuli on social media.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaNigeria’s youngest International Master, Daniel Anwuli, almost caused a major upset in global chess platform but ended up on the losing side to world number six player, French man, Grand Master Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the opening round match of the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiskhy, Russia.The Nigerian budding star, playing in white side of English opening lost to superior player in the end game complication but not without a fight as the Grand Master was forced to dig deep to survive the attacking force from Anwuli.last_img read more

ACC to play 10 conference games, 1 nonconference game for football

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Atlantic Coast Conference will follow a football schedule this fall that consists of 10 conference games and one nonconference game, the conference announced in a release Wednesday. Those 11 games will be spread out over 13 weeks beginning the week of Sept. 7-12, with teams continuing to have two bye weeks during the season.The ACC’s approach to the football schedule is similar to the conference-only scheduling format the Big Ten and Pac-12 are implementing, albeit with the extra nonconference opponent. Before Wednesday’s announcement, Syracuse had already lost two football opponents, Rutgers and Colgate, after the Big Ten’s scheduling pivot and Patriot League’s cancelation of fall sports.“The Board’s decision presents a path, if public health guidance allows, to move forward with competition,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in the release. “We recognize that we may need to be nimble and make adjustments in the future. We will be as prepared as possible should that need arise.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnder the ACC’s scheduling model, Syracuse will face Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State and Wake Forest at home and play Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh on the road. The Orange’s one nonconference game — which under ACC guidelines must be played in New York, Syracuse’s home state — hasn’t been released yet.Fall Olympic sports, competitions that the ACC had previously delayed until Sept. 1, can begin games Sept. 10. Each team will follow a conference schedule with the NCAA’s minimum amount of games. Regular-season meets for cross-country can be scheduled as normal, and the conference championship will take place in Cary, North Carolina on Oct. 30. The minimum is 10 games for volleyball and six games for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey.Additional conference games won’t count in the standings, and any nonconference opponents must adhere to ACC medical standards, the release states.“It is incumbent upon all of us in the Syracuse Athletics Department to strictly adhere to the protocols we and the ACC have in place,” Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement. Comments Published on July 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

18 Schools Set for PwC Chess4Change Tourney

first_imgEighteen schools have indicated their readiness to vie for honours in this year’s edition of the PwC Chess4Change tournament.The tourney which is in three phases, according the organisers, is slated between February 4 and May 15 in the state.Speaking at a press parley on Tuesday, the Principal Partner, PwC, Mr. Pedro Omotuamhen, emphasised the commitment of company to the Chess4Change program, stressing that they are also committed to development of students in the state.He added that expansion of the program to other schools is to enable the spread of the benefits of the program to other communities in the state.The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh who was at the event commended PwC and the Ministry of Education for their contribution to the success of the Chess4Change Initiative.He also expressed his delight at the concept of merging education and sports stating that he would recommend it for the commission’s programmes.“Chess is not just a game, but an educational and developmental tool,” Tandoh pointed out. The new schools invited for the 2018 PwC Chess4Change program are; CMS Girls Senior Grammar School, Bariga; Ajayi Crowther Memorial Grammar School; Eva Adelaja Senior Girls Grammar School, Bariga; Euba Junior Secondary School, Mushin; Immaculate Heart Senior High School, Maryland; and Unity Junior High School,Oshodi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

King Faisal coach Henry Wellington quits

first_imgCoach of King Faisal Henry Wellington has told Joy Sports he has quit his job at the club.Joy Sports investigations indicate he left the club without any official notification to the management.Coach Wellington, who declined to speak on record, says this is because he was never handed any official contract before his tenure.Coach Wellington is now in Accra and says he will only return to King Faisal after proper negotiations are held.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img

BiH Youth Tennis Teams on European Competitions

first_img(Source: Fena) BiH junior tennis team is ready to participate at the European Junior Championship which will be held in Klosters, Switzerland from 22nd  to 28th  July of this year.Tennis players, Dea Herdželaš, Damir Muminović, Aziz Kijametović and Faruk Bakalović, will represent BiH, led by the coach Nedim Vilogorc, was released from the Tennis Association of BiH.BiH tennis team, up to 14 and 16 years old has also traveled to the championship of Europe.Team of up to 16 years old, composed by Katarina Jokić, Jelena Džordan, Sanin Zukić and Marino Alpeza, with the coach Robert Raguž, traveled to the European Championship in Russia.BiH young tennis players of up to 14year old will compete with Czech city of Plzen, and BiH is represented by Nefisa Berberović, Adela Joldić, Andrej Jokić and Andrej Grubišić and by the coach Vladimir Arapović.last_img read more

Teletović speaks about the record he set in the NBA

first_imgIn the past match of the NBA league, the Phoenix Suns were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks with a result of 103:90. However, this match will be remembered after the record of Mirza Teletović, basketball player of the BiH national team, who became the best three-pointer striker in the history of the NBA league, from the bench, scoring his 165th three-pointer in the season.In the match against Atlanta, in little over 27 minutes he played Teletović scored 12 points, with seven rebounds and three assists. Of those points, Teletović scored three three-pointers from eight attempts, which was enough to break the 21-year-old record.“Breaking a 21-year-old record is not unimportant, so I have to be proud of that. However, what is more important to me is the Bosnia and Herzegovina stands before my name. I am happy for giving this record to my country,” Teletović said.So far in the season, Teletović scored 165 three-pointers, which is the new record in the NBA league for one player from the bench. The previous record was set by Chuck Person playing for San Antonio, when he scored 164 three-pointers in the season 1994/1995, also as a substitute player.(Source: read more

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea sweep aside Arsenal in Europa League final

first_imgEden Hazard. PHOTO via @EuropaLeague.Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP | Eden Hazard scored twice in what could be his farewell appearance as Chelsea swept away Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, winning 4-1 to hand Maurizio Sarri his first major trophy as a coach.This match started at 11pm local time on Wednesday in Azerbaijan, but it was Thursday by the time it came to life with a flood of second-half goals started by Olivier Giroud’s 49th-minute opener against his old club.Hazard then set up Pedro Rodriguez for Chelsea’s second before grabbing a brace of his own — including a penalty — either side of Alex Iwobi’s reply for Arsenal.The Belgian has been tipped to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid after seven years in England, and if this is to be Hazard’s swansong it was the perfect way to go.It is his, and Chelsea’s, second Europa League this decade and comes after they finished third in the Premier League to secure their return to the Champions League next season.There will be no return to Europe’s top table for Arsenal. Unai Emery’s side had to win here to qualify for the Champions League but they were just not good enough on a bizarre night in Azerbaijan’s capital.Emery was hoping to win this competition for the fourth time. He will get another chance next season, but for now Arsenal’s 25-year wait to bring back a European trophy to north London goes on.Chelsea will remember their evening with fondness, as will Sarri, who 24 hours earlier had stolen the headlines when he angrily stormed off the pitch here during a training session in front of the television cameras.– Empty seats –The few Chelsea supporters who came will not forget their night either, but the fact there were reportedly only around 1,300 in Azerbaijan will be a source of regret to those at Stamford Bridge.UEFA’s decision to play the game here had been heavily criticised, with the difficulty and cost of coming to the shores of the Caspian Sea preventing many fans from travelling and meaning Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was controversially absent.Azerbaijan’s strongman President Ilham Aliyev was in the crowd, but there were thousands of empty seats in the Baku Olympic Stadium, a ground which holds almost 70,000, That meant that, far away from the blood and thunder of a typical derby fixture between these two London clubs, this had the feel of an end-of-season exhibition match on a foreign tour, for much of the first half at least.The players seemed to be short of their usual rhythm in a match played two and a half weeks after the Premier League season ended.It came to life though, with an early moment of controversy when Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi dismissed Arsenal appeals for a penalty as Alexandre Lacazette went down under a challenge from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.– Giroud strikes again –Granit Xhaka then saw his powerful strike from 25 yards graze the crossbar on its way over as the half-hour mark approached.Only after that did Chelsea come to life, but Petr Cech — facing his old side in his final match before retiring — blocked an Emerson Palmieri shot and then denied Giroud at the end of a fine move.However, as the clock ticked past midnight after a goalless first half, Chelsea went ahead when Giroud stole in front of Laurent Koscielny and stooped to head Emerson’s ball in from the left past Cech.It was his 11th goal in this season’s competition, and there was to be no comeback from Arsenal, with Chelsea quickly putting this final beyond their opponents’ reach as Hazard took over.He set up Pedro for a clipped finish low beyond Cech and into the far corner on the hour mark, and five minutes later Hazard calmly rolled in a penalty awarded after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had barged into Giroud.Substitute Iwobi’s sublime reply soon followed, but Arsenal had left themselves with too much to do, and Giroud and Hazard then combined brilliantly for the Belgian to get his second and Chelsea’s fourth in the 72nd minute.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bartomeu, forced to sign managers to resist

first_imgWhen it seemed that the president of Barça had controlled the roadmap of his last year in office by degrading Vice Presidents Rousaud and Tombas and keeping the Pont and Elías executives in chapel, accusing them of being unfair and arguing that they had lost their confidence, the club’s top president He received a direct to the jaw that left him shivering, but still believes he will resist. Although these resignations were joined by the resignations of Jordi Calsamiglia and the secretary of the board Maria Teixidor in the resignation to continue being part of the council, Bartomeu believes that with a couple of additions it is enough for him to overcome the biggest wave that has been presented to him in his last term.After the statement released by the club midday on Friday denying that no one from the club “got their hands on the box” As Rousaud denounced, it is implicit that the president will not react until at least Tuesday with the new appointments. The first to sound to join the council is Teresa Basilio, who could not join the meeting because when they proposed it in her day she was not five years old as a member.Bartomeu’s idea is to resist against all odds. The resignation by surprise and night of six executives the morning of Holy Thursday Delivering a letter to a notary in Barcelona asking for elections and denouncing the malpractice of the club in the management of Barçagate and distrusting that this board can direct the club after the crisis that the impact of the coronavirus will suppose In the entity’s finances, it does not shake a president who has decided to fly alone for a long time. Bartomeu’s plan for the next few hours is to remain silent, think about the remodeling of the meeting and act next week.The president has stayed with 13 directors, which statutorily allows him to continue governing the club as long as he incorporates one more. And that’s what it’s going to do. Article 33 establishes that the board must be made up of a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 21 members. Today, the board is made up of two vice-presidents: Jordi Cardoner and Jordi Moix, as well as the members Joan Bladé, Javier Bordas, Dídac Lee, Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, Pau Vilanova, Oriol Tomàs, Xavier Vilajoana, Marta Plana and Jordi Argemí.Any more resignation would leave the current president in a truly compromised position, but from Barça they are sure that the box will be increased. But as the situation is chaotic, Barcelona on Friday morning was abuzz with rumors. No further resignations were ruled out.What seems clear is that those who enter, will have many numbers of being fundamental in the politics of the last work of management of the current president. no one will enter this meeting to be a vase. In the current situation, any incorporation will be with an electoral perspective. The same that has led the noble plant to the most devastating fire with the merit of having made it confined and from home.last_img read more