Day: August 31, 2020

Construction firm sponsoring Annai Secondary for KFC football championship

Guyana Coema Construction Services Inc (GCCS) has officially joined the list of sponsors for the second edition of the KFC Goodwill Secondary School Football Championship, inking a partnership pact yesterday during a simple ceremony at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. The company, which is based in Region Nine, will be sponsoring the Annai Secondary School for the duration of the event.Derrick Melville, GCCS Operations Manager, said that the company is happy to be afforded the opportunity to be a part of the event. He added that sports and community development is one of the major priorities of the company and said that the firm is looking forward to maintaining the partnership between the entities.Meanwhile, Petra Organisation Co-Director Troy Mendonca thanked the company for accepting their proposal. He said that corporate support is required in developing sports and individuals which is important to the overall development of the nation. The event runs from December 14th-22nd and will feature six teams along with two international institutions, USL Montjoly Academy of French Guiana and defending champion Shiva Boys’ Hindu College of Trinidad & Tobago.The Desrey Fox Secondary School (Waramadong) of Region 7 and the top two teams from the GuyOil Schools’ Football League, which is set to start shortly, will also be included. The teams will be divided into two groups of three. At the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers will advance to the knockout round. read more

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Test skipper Holder urges fans to stay “patient and safe”

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies players took to social media on Monday to brighten the spirits of regional fans and also reassure them of their commitment amidst the challenges posed by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.  Test captain Jason Holder told followers on popular social network, Instagram, that it was important to stay “patient and safe”, as cricket across the globe has ground to a halt.“I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s all stay patient and safe. I miss the game so much and cannot wait to put on these colours once more,” said the Barbadian.The post was accompanied by a close-up photo of him batting in the training nets in West Indies gear with his eyes fixed firmly on the ball. Holder, the 28-year-old six-footer, is the leading all-rounder in Test cricket having occupied the number spot for over a year. West Indies’ last Test was against Afghanistan in India late last year and they will be hopeful of resuming the longest format in England this summer as they aim to retain the Wisden Trophy as part of the ICC World Test Championship.However, like many series across the globe, the three-match tour is under threat, with the host board having postponed all professional cricket until May 28. All-rounder Rovman Powell, a white-ball specialist, also offered messages of goodwill to fans on Instagram.“This pandemic shows us that jobs that are never celebrated are absolutely important to keep our society going. The cleaners, the supermarket shelf packers, the delivery drivers let us start (to) value people for the contribution they make,” the Jamaican wrote.“After this crisis, let the society be defined by compassion and love rather than insecurity, fear and inequality.” Earlier on Monday, Cricket West Indies President, Ricky Skerritt called on the players to stay at the ready for when play resumes. In a message from his office to cricket lovers he noted: “To our players, who represent us so proudly on the field of play, I remind you that you are the true custodians of the game. Please do your best to be fit, healthy, and ready when you get the green light to return to play.”Skerritt added: “I strongly believe that in the midst of the unprecedented stressful challenges that we are now facing, we can find opportunities to fine-tune and refocus our own attitudes towards cricket, our livelihoods, our relationships, and our lives.”last_img read more

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AIBA seminar for coaches next month

first_imgChairman of the Caribbean Steering Committee for Boxing, Steve Ninvalle has organized a third virtual seminar for coaches to be conducted on September 20.  The seminar will be conducted by respected chairman of the AIBA Referees/Judges Commission, American Ray Silvas.Ninvalle explained that Silvas will work with Caribbean coaches to update them on what Referees and Judges look for during fights.“We think it is important for our coaches to be equipped with the knowledge of how judges score fights and what are considered infringements by the referee. Many coaches are not fully aware of some of these rules which can result in an “unconscious” defeat of our boxers,” Ninvalle said. This is the third such seminar to be organized by Ninvalle in a short span of time.Just last weekend Silvas completed a two-day seminar for Referee/Judges from the English-speaking Caribbean, Haiti, Curacao and Suriname. In excess of 150 officials participated in the event which historically marked the largest ever gathering of Caribbean referees and judges.  Last month, Ninvalle, President of the local boxing association and Vice President of the 43-nation Americas Boxing Confederation, organized a virtual seminar for coaches in the English Speaking Caribbean which was conducted by Puerto Rican Jose Lauren. Eighty officials from the Caribbean participated.last_img read more

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Horse Racing Tipster Results – January 20th Lingfield

first_imgShare ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 We will be taking on Betting Expert, Timeform and a rotation of guest tipsters every week, with the focus on a specific race meet every Wednesday!Throughout the year we will keep record of points won each week, points won on average and points won overall for each tipster. The guest tipsters will compete as one team, with their points added together as one leaderboard entry. The new tips will be published first thing Wednesday morning ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available from Thursday morning. For the purpose of the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example if Betting Expert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Click here to see the pre-race tips made by each of our expertsThank you to McBookie for providing the guest picks this weekSee the latest Horse Racing Tipster leaderboard below 1SBC News3.679.8319.67 2BettingExpert3.674.338.67 3Timeform3.671.833.67 4Guest3.671.833.67 RankTipsterWeek PointsAverage PointsTotal Points Related Articles Paul Petrie, McBookieTeam SBC kept the lead after round two of our Horse Racing Tipster, on a week where all four tipsters correctly predicted the same two races at Lingfield (AW).SBC, BettingExpert, Timeform and McBookie all picked Byron Flyer in the 1:00 and hot favourite Exhalted in the final race at 3.55.Seven exciting races, including two photo finishes, brought the following winners at varying prices:Belle Mare Plage – 6/4Byron Flyer – 3/1Fleckerl – 20/1Percella – 6/1Kadrizzi – 2/1Charlies Mate – 4/1Exalted – 4/6 Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy May 20, 2020 FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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