GABFF to bid to host 2022 CAC c/ships

first_imgAssistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson has assured the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation of government’s and the ministry’s continued support and partnership towards the development of the sport in 2020 and beyond. Dow-Richardson, who was speaking on behalf of the unavoidably absent, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, made the statements during a courtesy call by president of the federation, Keavon Bess at the Main Street ministry, yesterday.She noted that “once the books of the federation are in order,” government is committed to investing in not just bodybuilding but in all sports disciplines.Bess presented a document outlining three key areas where finances will be spent. They include funding for athletes representing the Golden Arrowhead internationally, finances to offset expenses to attend Colombia next year to bid to host the CAC Championships in 2022 and finances to help host the event once successful. “It is a great initiative for Guyana to bid and I have confidence that these endeavors will be supported,” said Dow-RichardsonGuyana hosted a successful CAC event in 2004 and Bess in confident that his bidding team which will include Director General of Tourism, will get the green light for 2022.During the courtesy call, Dow-Richardson also congratulated the federation and five-time Mr. Guyana and gold medalist at this year’s CAC Championships, Kerwin Clarke.last_img read more

Phillip wrecks Volcanoes to set up innings win for Red Force

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad,  CMC – Speedster Anderson Phillip notched his maiden 10-wicket match haul as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 84 runs inside three days here yesterday to post their second straight win of the Regional Four-Day Championship. On four without loss overnight after following on by 236 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium, Volcanoes capitulated meekly for 152, with Phillip bowling superbly to finish with a career-best six for 19.The 22-year-old, who picked up four for 53 in the first innings, finished with match figures of 10 for 72 to follow up his six for 59 against leaders Barbados Pride last week.Keron Cottoy, at number six, top-scored with 35 while opener Kimani Melius got 29 and Andre Fletcher, 25, but the visitors never recovered after losing four wickets for 14 runs to crash to 50 for four before lunch. Requiring a massive effort in their second turn at the crease after being bundled out for 173 in their first innings on Friday’s second day, Volcanoes showed improved resolve up front when Melius and veteran Devon Smith (17) put on 36 for the first wicket. Melius had struck four fours and a six off 45 balls when he became the morning’s first casualty, lbw playing across to a full length delivery from fast bowler Uthman Muhammad, pitched on middle and leg.Phillip then turned the game on its head by removing Smith lbw playing back and then with the very next ball, beating captain Sunil Ambris’s defensive stroke to bowl him comprehensively for a first-ball ‘duck’.In his next over, Phillip had Emmanuel Stewart caught at gully by Cephas Cooper off a leading edge, also without scoring. Cottoy and Fletcher then put together the best stand of the innings by adding 41 for the fifth wicket which temporarily halted the slide.While Cottoy faced 68 balls and struck two fours and a six in nearly 1-¾ hours at the crease, Fletcher hit a couple of fours and sixes in a 51-ball knock before he perished in the sixth over before lunch, bowled by left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein playing back to one which kept slightly low.Ryan John arrived to launch a bold counter-attack, lashing two fours and sixes in a cameo 11-ball 22 before but he was the last wicket to fall before the interval, caught low down at forward short leg by Cooper off leg-spinner and captain Imran Khan. On 118 for six at tea, Volcanoes put up little resistance following the resumption as Cottoy, unbeaten on 26, was last out after adding only nine runs with the injured Kavem Hodge again unable to bat.last_img read more

Windies women focussed on fitness as pandemic rages

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica,  CMC – West Indies Women have been placing heavy emphasis on personal fitness, even though the novel coronavirus pandemic has ruled out any possibility of on-field action for the foreseeable future. Lead selector Ann Browne-John said each member of the squad had been issued with fitness plans, allowing them to remain in shape in preparation for the resumption of international cricket.“In the interim from a senior team perspective, I’m aware that all the coaches and all the training staff have given the girls work to do that they can be doing at their home even if they’re on lockdown,” Browne-John told DBS Radio here.“We’ve seen videos where so many people are doing work in their home gyms, on their balconies, in their yards so our girls are doing the same, and they have their programmes and we hope when they’re able to come back to camp or when we’re able to start back any series, that they’ll be fit, raring and ready to go. “So I know the coaches are in contact with them constantly and we hope that we all will get through this safely.”West Indies Women were preparing for a hectic schedule before the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis which disrupted the Caribbean and global cricket itinerary.The regional side were scheduled to be involved for their respective territories in the Regional Super50 Cup in Guyana starting last month, before taking on South Africa Women in a five-match One-Day International series from May 30 to June 10 in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. They were also expected to feature in World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka in June and July, in preparation for next year’s 50-overs World Cup in New Zealand.While neither international assignment has been officially cancelled, they are highly unlikely to take place, leaving the Caribbean side devoid of match practice.However, Browne-John said the safety of all players amidst the pandemic remained the priority for administrators. “The coronavirus is affecting all aspects of life in the entire world. This is something that is unprecedented and it is also affecting sports, sportsmen and sportswomen worldwide,” she explained.“As the Caribbean public would be aware, cricket has not been spared so it has badly affected not only men’s cricket but girls cricket, boys, juniors and everybody.“It has come at time when West Indies women had a lot of cricket ahead of us because South Africa was supposed to come … and then we were supposed to have the World Cup qualifiers and before that we had the regional tournament … and the Under-19 girls tournament that was to be held in Trinidad and Tobago.” She continued: “But it has affected everyone and we just have to ensure that the players remain safe, that when this is all finished we have all the players available to return to cricket.”West Indies Women are coming off a poor showing in the T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year when they failed to reach the semi-finals for the first time in six appearances, after winning just one in four matches to finish third in their group.last_img read more

Pakistan’s Sarfaraz, Wahab make cut for England tests

first_img(Reuters) – Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and fast bowler Wahab Riaz have made the cut in Pakistan’s 20-man squad for the three-test series against England starting next week, the country’s cricket board (PCB) has said. Pakistan are scheduled to play three tests and three Twenty20 Internationals in August-September in a bio-secure environment in England amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The PCB had named a 29-man combined squad for the matches.Wicketkeeper Sarfaraz was sacked as captain from all formats last year and his last test was against South Africa in January 2019. Mohammad Rizwan has been the first-choice glovesman since. Wahab, whose last test appearance was in October 2018, decided last year he was taking an indefinite break from the format.The PCB said the remaining nine players would continue to train with the squad for the T20 internationals, which follow the test series.Manchester will host the opening test from Wednesday with the next two matches in Southampton. Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.last_img read more

Ladbrokes – Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ 6/4 to break box office records

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submit Share Following Monday’s release of the official Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ trailer, which sent social media into ‘hyperspace’, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed odds of 6/4 on Lucas Films latest saga instalment to become the highest grossing film of all time.In order to make history, Star Wars Episode VII will have to break James Cameron’s Avatar which recorded box office takings of $2.78 billion in 2009.“Money talks, and punters are awake to the fact it’s a real possibility the latest Star Wars episode can surpass Avatar in the records books,” said Jessica Bridge, Public Relations Manager for Ladbrokes.At present, the majority of UK bookmakers agree that Disney backed Start Wars VII (2/1) will top the 2015 worldwide box office which is currently led by Universal’s ‘Jurassic World’, which grossed $1.65 billion to date.Competitor Paddy Power has opened a special over/under prop market on Star Wars VII total worldwide box office takings set at $1.8 billion (by June 2016), with the bookmaker paying even money on the under outcome.Star Wars  Episode VII opens in UK cinemas on December 16last_img read more

William Hill & Amaya merger valued at £4.5-5 billion

first_imgShare Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 UK business news sources have valued the potential merger of FTSE-listed William Hill Plc and Toronto TSX operator Amaya Inc at a combined value of £4.5-5 billion.On late Friday, William Hill and Amaya governances declared that they had entered initial talks discussing plans for an ‘all stock merger of equals’.The governances’ further detailed that the potential merger was consistent with both parties’ ‘strategic ambitions’, with the goal of creating a “clear international leader across online sports betting, poker and casino”.At present, Amaya the operating company of market leading online poker operator PokerStars is valued at approximately $2.4 billion (£1.9 billion).Following a tough 2016 for William Hill, in which the company has been negatively impacted by increased taxes and a decline in its digital performance, the UK legacy operator is valued at circa £2.6 billion.Reviewing their options, William Hill and Amaya governances are faced with tougher market conditions. The global gambling sector has seen mass industry consolidation in 2015/16, seeing the formation of giant enterprises in Paddy Power Betfair and Ladbrokes-Coral.This August William Hill governance rejected an ambitious three-way tie up with competitors 888 Holdings and Rank Group Plc (valued at £3 billion). At the time William Hill stated that the proposition was too risky and that the bidding parties had undervalued the firm’s positions and assets.Outlining William Hill and Amaya’s ambitions of creating a global gambling powerhouse, industry analysts have pinpointed to the combined digital revenues of £1.25 billion (for FY 2015) should a merged enterprise be created. GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Ravens to wear black jerseys against Packers on Sunday

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)In what’s become a much-anticipated tradition for fans over the last decade, the Ravens announced they will don their black jerseys against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.This will coincide with the team wearing pink as part of the NFL’s breast cancer awareness program for the month of October. It hasn’t been determined whether Baltimore will wear its white or black pants against the Packers, who will visit the Ravens for the first time since the 2005 season.Teams are allowed to wear an alternate jersey twice a year, but this option isn’t available for playoff games. Last season, the Ravens lost to Pittsburgh when they wore black jerseys with white pants on Dec. 2 but dominated the New York Giants in Week 16 when they went with the all-black uniform combination.The Ravens are 10-4 all-time when they wear their black tops and 7-1 under head coach John Harbaugh. The black jerseys were first worn in a Sunday night win over the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 7, 2004.last_img read more

Sizing up 2015 Ravens roster after second preseason game

first_imgWith two preseasons in the rear-view mirror, I take a look at projecting the Ravens’ 53-man roster for the first time since the aftermath of the opener.My current look at the roster suggests 45 players are locks if the deadline to trim the roster to 53 took place today. My rough assessment of the 90 players currently on the preseason roster lists 19 players on the bubble. Not all bubble players are on equal footing, with certain positions lacking depth and others enjoying an abundance of talent.Though general manager Ozzie Newsome, coach John Harbaugh, and the remainder of the coaching staff and front office are aware of the number of players at each position, trying to boldly pinpoint a specific number of wide receivers or linebackers isn’t the most accurate way of projecting the roster. In filling out the back end of their roster, the Ravens will look carefully at players’ special-teams abilities in addition to what they bring to their position.The Ravens must trim the roster from 90 players to 75 on Sept. 1 and will go down to the regular-season number of 53 on Sept. 5.The numbers in parentheses indicate the total number of players currently on the roster at that given position. Bubble players’ names that are underlined are currently on my projected 53-man roster as of Aug. 25.QUARTERBACKS (3)LOCK: Joe Flacco, Matt SchaubBUBBLE: NoneLONG SHOT: Bryn Renner Skinny: Renner continues to stake a nice claim for a spot on the practice squad and could be one to keep an eye on for the backup job behind Flacco in the future.RUNNING BACKS & FULLBACKS (7)LOCK: Justin Forsett, Kyle Juszczyk, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Buck AllenBUBBLE: Fitz Toussaint, Terrence MageeLONG SHOT: Kiero Small Skinny: The knee injury suffered by Taliaferro opens the door for the Ravens to carry another running back, but the rookie free agent Magee has performed well enough to push Toussaint for that job.WIDE RECEIVERS (12)LOCK: Steve Smith, Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Michael CampanaroBUBBLE: Darren Waller, Jeremy ButlerLONG SHOT: DeAndre Carter, Aldrick Robinson, Daniel Brown, Trent Steelman, Tom Nelson Skinny: Waller is moving ever closer to lock territory and has improved immensely since the spring while Butler has had a quiet preseason and Carter isn’t reliable enough as a returner.TIGHT ENDS (6)LOCK: Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Nick BoyleBUBBLE: NoneLONG SHOT: Konrad ReulandPHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM LIST: Dennis PittaINJURED RESERVE: Allen Reisner Skinny: There’s no roster drama at this position with Pitta set to begin the year on the PUP list, but the Ravens have to hope their young tight ends are ready to contribute immediately.OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (17)LOCK: Marshal Yanda, Kelechi Osemele, Rick Wagner, Eugene Monroe, Jeremy Zuttah, John Urschel, James HurstBUBBLE: Robert Myers, Jah Reid, Ryan JensenLONG SHOT: Nick Easton, Leon Brown, Kaleb Johnson, Marcel Jones, Darryl Baldwin, Blaine Clausell, De’Ondre Wesley Skinny: Injuries currently plague this unit and it remains to be seen how many linemen they’ll carry, but Easton, a rookie free agent, has played well in the preseason and is someone to keep an eye on. DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (10)LOCK: Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan, Chris Canty, Carl Davis, Lawrence GuyBUBBLE: DeAngelo Tyson, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Christo BilukidiLONG SHOT: Micajah ReynoldsINJURED RESERVE: Brent Urban Skinny: Despite seeing his playing time dwindle last season, Tyson is likely safe after the Urban injury and with Lewis-Moore struggling to establish himself this summer.INSIDE LINEBACKERS (6)LOCK: Daryl Smith, C.J. Mosley, Zachary OrrBUBBLE: Albert McClellan, Arthur BrownLONG SHOT: Andrew Bose Skinny: It will be interesting to see how this position shakes out as the 2013 second-round pick Brown saw early action with the first-team defense when veteran Daryl Smith was lifted from the game.OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (7)LOCK: Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw, Za’Darius SmithBUBBLE: Steven Means, Brennen BeyerLONG SHOT: Zach Thompson Skinny: Means’ groin injury is now helping his cause in trying to make the roster, creating more opportunities for Beyer to put himself in the conversation for a backup linebacker job.CORNERBACKS (10)LOCK: Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Kyle Arrington, Tray Walker, Rashaan MelvinBUBBLE: Asa Jackson, Quinton Pointer, Cassius VaughnLONG SHOT: Tramain Jacobs, Chris Greenwood Skinny: A solid performance against Philadelphia put Vaughn in the roster conversation while Pointer has come back to the pack since a strong start to the summer.SAFETIES (7)LOCK: Will Hill, Kendrick Lewis, Terrence Brooks, Anthony LevineBUBBLE: Brynden Trawick, Nick PerryLONG SHOT: NoneINJURED RESERVE: Matt ElamSkinny: The activation of Brooks provides a nice boost to an otherwise-thin position behind Hill and Lewis, but it will be interesting to see if Trawick or Perry can survive for special-teams purposes.SPECIALISTS (5)LOCK: Sam Koch, Morgan Cox, Justin TuckerBUBBLE: NoneLONG SHOT: Justin Manton, Patrick Scales Skinny: There’s still nothing to see here.last_img read more

MLB #GiveASpit Ballpark Ranking: No. 5 San Francisco Giants

first_imgSan Francisco – I’ve seen a number of games at AT&T (and a few when it was still dubbed Pac Bell) and I’m always struck by how close that right field wall looks. It’s a wonderful setting and I think it’s impossible to complain it in any way about watching a game in San Francisco. Especially now that Candlestick is long gone. The smell of garlic and pizza is everywhere. Plenty of great concessions. The fans are all jacked up with World Championship swag. And the building is gorgeous. Bring a jacket. As you can see from many of my pictures, you can get football weather in July in San Francisco. And there’s even some charm to that, especially in the middle of my mid-summer heated sojourn during the middle of the season. The ballpark itself is shoe-horned into the waterline and the trail of traffic and folks in orange and black is its own scene. The McCovey Cove scene is also tremendous. A must see…last_img read more

Jeff Lageman previews Ravens vs Jags

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