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2019 Provincial Cooperative Month celebration starts

first_imgThe Iloilo Provincial CooperativeDevelopment Council (IPCDC) and Provincial Cooperative Development Office(PCDO) are leading the month-long affair. According to Mila Layog, PCDOsupervising cooperative development specialist, cooperativism contributes tosocioeconomic development. * Oct. 18 – Coop Whiz Contest (forstudents and cooperative members) at the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic StateCollege in Batad. ILOILO – The northern municipality ofBatad in the 5th District is hosting the 2019 Provincial Cooperative Monthcelebration. Yesterday, the opening program washeld at the Batad covered gym. Among those in attendance were local officialsof Batad led by Mayor Elvira Alarcon; Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, chief of the PCDO;Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Nieleto Tupas, Cong.m Raul Tupas of the 5thDistrict; officials from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in Region6; and members of cooperatives. * Oct. 10 and 11 – Governance &Management of Cooperative in Batad * Oct. 14 to 24 – trade fair andexhibit at the Iloilo provincial capitol lobby (as of yesterday, some 20exhibitors confirm participation) The celebration theme is“Cooperativism: A countervailing force against climate change and violentextremism through people empowerment to trailblaze shift in paradigm towardssustainability and social inclusion.” As of September 16, 2019 there were586 CDA-registered cooperatives in Iloilo. Activities lined up for the 2019Provincial Cooperative Month celebration include the following: * Oct. 22 to 23 – Iloilo TechnologyDevelopment Training for cooperative members/PNlast_img read more

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Bolger left in awe of super Sceaux

first_imgEnda Bolger believes Un De Sceaux would not be out of place in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after he slammed his star novice chaser Gilgamboa at Leopardstown on Sunday. Gilgamboa looked the part in winning his first two starts over fences, including a Grade Two at Limerick on Boxing Day, but was no match for Willie Mullins’ brilliant front-runner in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase. Un De Sceaux is now hot favourite for the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival and looks set to stick to novice company, but would give the big boys plenty to think about if lining up in the Champion Chase, according to Bolger. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “Un De Sceaux was far too good for us, he could even go for the Champion Chase, he is a serious horse. “I’m glad we ran our fellow as we found something out about him and he wasn’t knocked about when he had no chance.” Gilgamboa is unlikely to renew rivalries with Un De Sceaux at the Festival, with Bolger looking forward to stepping his charge up in distance. “I’d say he’ll be upped in trip for his next start,” said the trainer. “He is definitely more effective on softer ground and it was far from that. He didn’t seem to jump as well as he could. The one thing we did take out of it is that he will stay further. In another 150 yards he would have been second. “The mistake down the far side probably set him back, too – without that mistake I’d say he would have been second anyway. He jinked going towards the fence past the stands but he is still relatively green, that was only his eighth race.” last_img read more

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Uranna aiming for Supreme first

first_img Press Association Uranna will bid to provide the Supreme Horse Racing Club with their first National Hunt winner on British soil as she crosses the Irish Sea to contest the Weatherbys GSB Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Sandown on Friday. Supreme racing manager Steve Massey said: “We always thought a lot of her but she picked up an injury when she came over from France and the owners have had to be very patient, but hopefully it will pay off. “We were delighted with her at Limerick over Christmas and the second and third have won since, so the form looks good. The better ground should suit her. She won on heavy ground last time, but we definitely think she can improve on better ground. “It’s great to be having a runner at Sandown on a big day and if she can pick up some prize-money and a big of black type, we’ll be delighted. We think she’s a chaser for next year and anything she does over hurdles will be a bonus, but we’re hopeful.” Uranna features in an 11-runner field, with the Peter Bowen-trained Rons Dream the highest rated mare in the line-up. Nicky Henderson runs Broxbourne and Heltara, while the Alan King-trained Gabriella Rose and Madame Trigger from Dan Skelton’s yard are also in contention. Jonjo O’Neill’s Saint Lucy is the only four-year-old lining up and receives plenty of weight from her elders. center_img The successful syndicate enjoyed Royal Ascot glory when Pique Sous clinched victory in the Queen Alexandra Stakes last summer, but that remains their only winner outside of Ireland. French recruit Uranna made an encouraging debut for Willie Mullins when third at Limerick in early November and she returned to the Patrickswell circuit to get off the mark over Christmas. She steps up to Listed class for her latest assignment, with Ruby Walsh travelling over for the ride. last_img read more

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Howe lavishes praise on Wilson

first_img “But I still felt confident we could get control again. Thankfully the players had the belief. It means everything. you don’t want to be waiting too long (for a win). It was only two games but I am sure there were doubters out there who thought we were finished.” For all of Bournemouth’s joy, West Ham faltered for a second consecutive week at home having also lost 2-1 to Leicester the previous Saturday. Back-to-back defeats mean the victory at Arsenal on the opening weekend seems a long way off, but manager Slaven Bilic said his players may have still been thinking they were good enough to beat anyone after impressing against the Gunners. “To me it was gone straight after the game against Arsenal,” he said when asked about the positivity gleaned from that success. “Straight after the game I tried to calm things down, it was a great game of course. Maybe after that game we started to think individually like, ‘that is enough for us on the pitch’, but the fact is we lost the game, I don’t like this position. “It is not time for alarms, I don’t like the approach that it is still early days, I have to change it. We had that togetherness, that brotherhood (at Arsenal) “First half against Leicester and Bournemouth it was not unit work or team work and then it is hard for everybody.” Although admitting his side were culpable of making errors in defence, Bilic was also quick to praise the display of the visitors. “You can say that but it wasn’t just that,” he said about mistakes costing his side. “I congratulate Bournemouth, they deserve it, they were good. Bournemouth scored goals – for every goal you have to give credit to the opponent. First,second goal and fourth goal – the ball was at our feet, it was our ball, it wasn’t them making a move. “If you do those kinds of mistakes, individual errors in front of your own goal, the outcome is going to be defeat.” Press Association Mark Noble was brought down and dusted himself off to slot home the resulting penalty before Cheikhou Kouyate levelled the game seven minutes later. There was plenty more drama to come as substitute Marc Pugh curled home a well-taken third before Wilson completed his hat-trick from the spot after Carl Jenkinson had been sent off for pulling back the impressive Max Gradel. Modibo Maiga got a home third but Howe’s men survived. There were plenty of good performances for the visitors but Howe was happy to sing the praises of Wilson, who penned a new deal at the Vitality Stadium before the start of their maiden Premier League campaign. “I don’t mind singling Callum out on the back of a hat-trick,” said Howe. “He was a menace today with his pace. All strikers need goals and it has been a really good afternoon for him. “The pleasing thing from his perspective is he was clinical. We were dominant, created numerous chances. Pugh’s goal is key, a fantastic finish. Callum is a huge part of what we are doing. Callum is not going anywhere” Howe insisted he never doubted his side could go on to win having let a two-goal lead slip and, after opening the season with closely-fought defeats to Aston Villa and Liverpool, he was pleased to get an early win under his belt. “It was bizarre because I didn’t think the game had changed, we just gave away some terrible goals,” he added. Eddie Howe singled out hat-trick hero Callum Wilson following Bournemouth’s first-ever Premier League victory. The 23-year-old former non-league striker scored three goals in an entertaining 4-3 victory at West Ham – who were again reduced to 10 men. Wilson scored twice before half-time following two errors from Aaron Cresswell to seemingly put the Cherries in control, only for the hosts to hit back early after the break. last_img read more

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GAWA National Trials on Sunday

first_imgTHE Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) will be staging a national trial tomorrow at the Michael Parris Fitness Centre, National Park, Georgetown, commencing at 10:00hrs.The trial is being held in order to select the athletes who will represent Guyana at the Manuel Suarez Weightlifting tournament, scheduled for March 20-26, 2017 in Havana, Cuba.Lifters from various gyms across the country are expected to compete for a place on the team.The Manuel Suarez tournament is a high calibre event within the Pan-American Circuit.It also carries an educational forum, where the latest sport science research and coaching techniques are divulged to all participants.The event is set for a 15:00hrs start, with weigh-in scheduled for two hours earlier.last_img read more

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Freshman Sammy Fernandez excels in leadoff spot as improving slap hitter for Syracuse

first_img Published on March 24, 2015 at 12:08 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Neither Leigh Ross nor Matt Nandin expected Sammy Fernandez to hit leadoff for Syracuse this season.Approaching Syracuse’s first game, Ross, SU’s head coach, slated her starting shortstop to hit ninth in the order. “Sammy has done way more than we ever expected as a freshman,” Ross said. “We wanted something fresh in the leadoff spot and Sammy has only exceeded all expectations.”Fernandez became a slap hitter in her freshman year of high school after switching from the right side of the plate to the left, which has helped her make contact in the leadoff spot more. The freshman got off to a scorching start at the plate and as the season progressed, forced Ross to move her up to second in the order, and, for the last nine games, to leadoff.Fernandez — who leads the team with 25 hits and 15 runs — will look to stay hot in the leadoff spot as Syracuse (12-14, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) plays Canisius (8-9) in a Tuesday doubleheader at Skytop Softball Stadium, SU’s first home games of the year, starting at 3 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I feel good up there (at the plate),” Fernandez said. “I’m seeing the ball well and being patient. I just want to get on base so my teammates can bring me home.”Freshman Maddi Doane began the season as the leadoff hitter and now hits second. They are both very similar hitters, Ross said, and while she trusts either to fill the crucial leadoff spot, the head coach thinks Fernandez is more productive at the plate right now. While Fernandez has only hit safely in four of her last 27 plate appearances, she’s only struck out five times during that span. She has the lowest strikeout percentage of anyone on the team with more than 10 at-bats, striking out only nine times in her 87 plate appearances.And while Fernandez may not be reaching base as often recently, she’s consistently putting the ball in play.“It’s so important for us to be tough outs and make them make a play on us,” Ross said. “It’s tough to lead off a game because you don’t know what to expect. She doesn’t have the advantage of watching someone in front of her and she still puts it in play.”The freshman credits her rise to the top of the lineup to work with Nandin, who’s helped slow Fernandez down when she’s slapping the ball. Fernandez said she has a tendency to run out of the box too fast and not make as solid of contact as she could.But Nandin said Fernandez has established herself as a reliable slap hitter after switching to the left side, and is now starting to focus on hitting for power and making herself tougher for defenses to approach.“She’s doing well now and she’s more one-dimensional,” Nandin said. “I want her to develop that consistent power because who knows what she’d be capable of.”For a freshman to have the mindset and knowledge Fernandez has is rare, Ross said. She possesses a patient and calm approach that lends itself well to hitting leadoff. Fernandez sees a lot of pitches, helping the hitters behind her understand opposing pitchers by relaying information about the spin on pitches, location, pitch preferences in certain counts and approaches to fellow left-handed hitters.And whether it’s reaping the benefits herself or passing them down to others, Fernandez is progressing efficiently in a spot her coaches never thought they’d see her in.“She’s obviously hitting the ball for contact as well as anyone else on the team right now,” Nandin said. “As the season goes on, look for her to only improve. She’s just getting started.” Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse’s next opponent: What to know about Boston College before the rematch

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2019 at 11:34 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Commentscenter_img Syracuse (16-7, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) entered its last meeting with Boston College (11-10, 2-7) coming off a loss, and that’ll be true Saturday as well, with SU having lost to No. 22 Florida State on Tuesday night. BC will be coming off a loss to Duke on Tuesday night. In the first meeting, on Jan. 30, Syracuse emerged with a 77-71 win.Here’s what to know about the Eagles before Saturday.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 48-26Last time they played: Boston College jumped out to an early lead less than two weeks ago in Conte Forum. But the Orange battled back to make it a close game at the half. In the second, Tyus Battle took over. He scored 21 in the second half and finished with 31 for the game, and SU won 77-71. He said he felt the Eagles couldn’t guard him 1-on-1, except BC also chose not to send much help defense Battle’s way, and he exploited it. Buddy Boeheim also had a big game shooting from the perimeter, drawing chants of his name from a heavily Orange-favoring crowd on the road.The Boston College report: The only thing that could be a major difference between now and Saturday for the Eagles would be the return of freshman guard Wynston Tabbs, who was reportedly still on crutches Tuesday night. His status has been taken game-by-game, but he’s missed four in-a-row, which include three BC losses. He’d started all but one game before getting hurt, and would add another dynamic guard to a backcourt with Ky Bowman and Jordan Chatman.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOtherwise, there’ll be no surprises from the first meeting. Chatman will attempt to stretch the zone as he did early in Conte Forum. Bowman will lead the show, shooting from deep, driving, dishing and even grabbing rebounds. The key for BC will be players like Nik Popovic and Jared Hamilton, who both scored double-digits in the first meeting with SU. Chatman and Bowman should get theirs, and were mentioned by multiple Orange players on Tuesday night. With eyes on them, the secondary pieces could be key for the Eagles.How Syracuse beats Boston College: Shut down Bowman and Chatman. They each scored 21 points in the first meeting. Chatman broke open the early lead for BC with his shooting from the outside, and Bowman led a comeback charge that came up a bit short. The Orange will need to be aware of BC’s two stars at all times, and prevent easy perimeter shots on kickouts, especially after Florida State’s 3s burned SU on Tuesday night.Beyond that, SU needs to avoid a slow start. It’s been commonplace of late, with the Orange falling down big at Virginia Tech, Boston College and against FSU. Getting out to a fast start will force an Eagles team without enough firepower to play catch up.Stat to know: 96.3 percentThe percentage of possible minutes that Ky Bowman plays for Boston College, per KenPom. That’s first in the country.KenPom odds: Syracuse is given an 83 percent chance to win, by a projected 75-64 score.Player to watch: Steffon Mitchell, forward, No. 41In Syracuse’s first meeting with BC, Mitchell battled foul trouble and contributed a single point. He’s not a major scorer for the Eagles, but he played a key role when in against SU, moving around the middle of the Orange zone looking for space. Mitchell hesitated to shoot on the initial catch near the paint, though, making him a player Syracuse could mostly ignore. For the Eagles to threaten SU on Saturday, Mitchell will have to be assertive early to create for others late.last_img read more

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Mr Green seeks to join the esports scene with Gamingzone Entertainment joint-venture

first_img Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 European online gambling group Mr Green & Co, has announced that it will launch its first esports-centric property in partnership with Gamingzone Entertainment.Updating the market, the Stockholm-listed enterprise has confirmed that it will develop an esports entertainment joint-venture with established esports media publisher Gamingzone.“Mr Green and Gamingzone Entertainment have established a joint venture to create a new community for esports fans with a focus on entertainment, news and gaming possibilities”, Mr Green details in its corporate update.The joint-venture which is yet to be named will be led by Gamingzone enterprise co-founder Karl Mikael Cakste, with Mr Green holding a majority 55% equity in the enterprise.“Esports is a quickly growing, global phenomena and an increasing number of fans is spending time on gaming as well as different kind of videos. Experts believe this can become as huge as traditional sports. We want to be part of this development and create a presence among all its fans. In Gamingzone, we have found a partner who understands esports, content and entertainment”, detailed Per Norman, Group CEO of Mr Green.Karl Mikael CaksteFounded in 2017, Stockholm-based Gamingzone Entertainment is an esports media publisher seeking to develop wider esports audiences by creating dynamic and engaging content through esports tournaments, social media platforms, games and entertainment verticals.Leading the joint-venture, Karl Mikael Cakste commented on Mr Green and Gamingzone’s enterprise ambitions:“Entertainment and betting within esports is still immature. We are convinced that there are interesting and entertaining ways of offering the fans something better than what we have seen so far”.“We are happy to partner with Mr Green which is an established, knowledgeable iGaming company that acts responsibly and is long-term.”“Our main ambition is to create a community where esports fans from the entire world love to spend time. People of the age of 18 and older who want to bet will in due time be offered that opportunity under just and safe conditions” Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Yankees send Brad Miller to Phillies for cash considerations

first_imgHe is a veteran of seven MLB season and has also spent time with the Rays and Brewers. The #Phillies have acquired INF Brad Miller from the Yankees for cash considerations. Miller is expected to join the Phillies this weekend in Atlanta.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 13, 2019Miller is batting .250 with one home run and four RBIs in limited time in MLB this season.He did not take an at-bat with New York in 2019 as he was picked up as a free agent in April soon after the Indians released him. Related News Philadelphia has already been active in the trade market this season, landing Jay Bruce in a deal with the Mariners for a prospect.The team has been struggling of late going 5-5 in its last 10 games and is now 1 1/2 games back of the Braves for first in the National League East.Miller is a versatile left-handed hitter who can play every infield position and even some outfield if he is asked to. MLB trade news: Blue Jays acquire pitcher Nick Kingham from Pirates The Phillies have made another trade.Philadelphia has acquired infielder Brad Miller from the Yankees for cash considerations, according to multiple reports. Phillies remove Odubel Herrera’s likeness from stadium following alleged domestic violence incident Yankees exploring trade market for ‘impact’ player, Brian Cashman sayslast_img read more

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RONALDO: The numbers don’t lie

first_img“I think people don’t have words to criticise, because the numbers don’t lie,” he told reporters after receiving the man-of-the-match award from his former Manchester United mentor Alex Ferguson.“I’m very happy. It was an amazing season again. We won trophies. It’s one of the best moments in my career. I have the opportunity to say that every year. But it’s true.“This year was amazing again, last year was amazing too. Now I have two or three days off to rest and after we have a (World Cup) qualifying game for Portugal and we have the Confederations Cup.“It’s a long season, but I’m motivated, I’m happy. I’m in a good moment. My age is just a number. I feel like a young boy.”Madrid became the first team to defend the European Cup successfully since Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan in 1990 and the first to achieve the feat since the competition relaunched as the Champions League in 1992.“There’s no doubt whatsoever, today is a truly historic day for Madrid’s fans, myself and our big family,” said coach Zinedine Zidane, who has now won four Champions Leagues as a player and coach.“Having said that, you know how things are. Next year it’s going to be even more difficult. We’re going to have to work very hard to win once again.“But today we can say that we are a very good team and that we deserved to win the league and the Champions League. It was not easy.”Zidane, 44, led Madrid to glory in last season’s Champions League less than five months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role. Ronaldo scored twice on Saturday‘Young boy’ Ronaldo still hungry for gloryCardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo said he had no intention of slowing down after spearheading a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League.Ronaldo’s double in Saturday’s final at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, allied to goals by Casemiro and Marco Asensio, earned him a fourth Champions League win and gave Madrid their third in four years and 12th in total.Ronaldo, 32, has now scored 600 career goals for club and country, including 105 in the Champions League, and has finished as the top scorer in the competition for the last five seasons. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img – ‘Still lots to give’ –The former France playmaker’s contract expires in a year, but he said he was not thinking about leaving.“I’m not going to confirm I’ll stay here all my life. That’s impossible to say,” he said.“But I’m extremely happy and I’m very grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to coach these fantastic players.“I have a one-year contract left. I think I’ll be here next year!”The emphatic nature of Madrid’s victory removed some of the gloss from Mario Mandzukic’s sensational equaliser for Juve, which cancelled out Ronaldo’s 20th-minute opener.Leonardo Bonucci’s raking pass was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Gonzalo Higuain kept the ball airborne for Mandzukic to chest it up and send a looping volley over Keylor Navas.Casemiro restored Madrid’s lead just after the hour and further goals from Ronaldo and substitute Asensio confirmed victory before Juve substitute Juan Cuadrado was harshly shown a second yellow card for pushing Sergio Ramos.Juve have now lost five successive European Cup finals and a record seven in total.The Turin giants, Serie A and Coppa Italia winners this season, fielded a starting XI with an average age of 30 years and 336 days, but coach Massimiliano Allegri dismissed talk of decay.“No, I don’t think Juventus have reached the end of a cycle at all,” he said.“(Gianluigi) Buffon will still be the goalkeeper next year. The same applies to Andrea Barzagli, who will still be with us for at last another year. They’ve still got lots to give.“If our current team is complemented with new players, we’ll be really competitive in the Champions League next year.”last_img read more