BCB, Sueria Manufacturing launch Magic Moments T20 tournament

first_img… Second Division cricket promises to excite BerbiciansTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and Sueria Manufacturing Ltd of Eccles Industrial Site last Saturday teamed up to bring exciting cricket to the county.The official launching took place at the Albion Community Centre Conference Hall. Present at the launching were the Executive members of BCB, Edward Layne, Brand manager of Magic Moments, representatives from the clubs taking part in the tournament, cricketers and media personnel.The tournament bowled off on Saturday in the Upper Corentyne while the Lower Corentyne and New Amsterdam/Canje zones started on Sunday.The West Berbice zone will start on April 1 and the BCB has agreed to allow the West Berbice Cricket Association to complete an ongoing cricket tournament.Berbice Cricket Board president Hilbert Foster stated that over 70 teams would be playing throughout the four zones, under the Magic Moments brand.The tournament would result in four different 20/20 Champions being crowned in the West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower and Upper Corentyne areas.At the end of the four tournaments, the four champions would play each other in another tournament for the right to be called Berbice Second Division 20/20 Champions.Foster urged the teams participating in the Magic Moments tournament to be disciplined at all times. He advised firms to invest in youths, as they are the future of Berbice cricket and to assist the BCB to promote the game at the grassroots level.Foster further expressed confidence that the Magic Moments Tournament would play a major role in the rebirth of Village Cricket and the formation of a cricket team in every community in Regions Five and Six.Foster lauded Managing Director of Sueria, Frank Sanichara, a Berbician by birth, for his investment in Berbice cricket and assured representatives of the company that the tournament would be well organised.Brand manager Edward Layne said “Sueria is investing in Berbice cricket because of confidence in the current leadership”. (Colin Bynoe)last_img read more

Steph Curry Escapes Death by the Whiskers

first_imgTwo-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry escaped serious injury Friday morning after being involved in a multi-car smash while en route to the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility.US media reported that the Warriors guard was westbound at around 9 am local time when his black Porsche Panamera collided with two other vehicles, damaging both the front and back end of his vehicle.An Oakland television station reported a California Highway Patrol spokesman as saying a Lexus car spun out on the freeway and collided with the front of the Porsche before a second car rear-ended it.Curry’s sports car suffered major front-end damage. But he was not hurt and eventually made it to the Warriors’ morning practice and said he was fine.Curry expressed his appreciation for concerns about his well being on his Twitter handle saying: “Don’t need any reminders but All the Time God is Great and God is Great all the time! Appreciate all the texts,” Curry wrote on his Twitter account.Police said the wet weather was likely a factor and that no charges have been laid.Curry will not play in Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers as he continues to recover from an injury to his left groin.Relatedlast_img read more

Short road back … Boys’ Town, Sandals plot swift Prem return

first_imgRelegated teams Sandals South Coast and Boys’ Town are planning a quick return to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) competition next season. Both teams were demoted from the RSPL last season after finishing 11th and 12th , respectively. Andrew Price, coach of Boys’ Town, said despite losing several top players, he is confident that they will return to playing top- flight football next season. “The plan is to see how quickly we can come back to the Premier League,” said Price. “We feel that we should be able to navigate the Super League competition and put ourselves into the play-offs and give ourselves a shot at qualifying for the Premier League,” Price said. “We started our preparations last week because normally, the Super League starts the first week in November, and so we decided to start our preparations early,” Price said. Among the keys players to have left the club is midfielder Jamiel Hardware, who is now on loan at Arnett Gardens. However, they have retained the services of veteran players Michael Campbell, Wayne Ellis and Xavian Virgo. “We have a couple of other players that have moved to other Premier League teams, but we continue our development because we have a lot of players that play Under-20 and Under-17 that we will be giving some exposure,” Price said. Meanwhile, Aaron Lawrence, head coach of Sandals South Coast, said they know what is required to get to the Premier League, and his team is very focused ahead of the Western Confederation Super League, which starts next month. “The plan for us is to get back in the Premier League re-energised and refocused because we know what it takes to get there,” said Lawrence. “We have been to the Super League final twice and we have been to the semi-finals, a so we know what it is required to get there,” he said. “We started our training last week, and we are looking forward to the start of the season.” Sandals South Coast will be without the services of playmaker Leonardo Rankine, who has left the club for Premier League outfit Cavalier. [email protected]last_img read more

Tottenham given huge boost in bid to keep Eriksen as Madrid prioritise Pogba

first_imgTottenham have been given a huge boost in their bid to keep Christian Eriksen, with reports claiming the Dane is ready to listen to their contract offer.Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid after recently admitting, ‘It might be time for a new challenge’. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 LIVE ON talkSPORT REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… LIVING THE DREAM targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST targets getty However, while the Spanish giants are thought to be interested, they are yet to make an official approach.With Madrid fully focused on capturing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Spanish outlet AS claims that Eriksen is beginning to reconsider his options.The report suggests Tottenham are willing to offer him a four-year deal with a significant pay rise in order to keep him at the club. Belgium vs Scotland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTHungary vs Wales (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Japan vs Scotland (Friday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Argentina (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORT LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Spurs are reportedly prepared to make Eriksen the club’s second-highest paid player, with only Harry Kane ahead of him.Eriksen’s current deal expires in 2020 and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to let him leave for free next summer.It is understood Tottenham value the 27-year-old midfielder at around £60million. Meanwhile, United have slapped a £130million price tag on Paul Pogba, who Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly desperate to sign.It has already been a busy summer for the La Liga club, who have signed Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard before we even enter July. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Eriksen, who has a year left on his contract, could remain at Tottenham rather than move to Real Madrid moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti TOP WORK last_img read more

Judge saves Christmas cheer as he grants village drinks license

first_imgA Judge has saved Christmas for revellers in a small Co Donegal town.Gardai had objected to a dance license for the Fleets Inn disco in the seaside village of Downings on Christmas night for two hours from 12.01am until 2am.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said they had concerns as there would be only ‘skeleton staff’ on call that night. He told Letterkenny District Court that he was concerned that it would be difficult to get emergency response staff such as Gardai and ambulance personnel because it was Christmas night.He also had concerns about the lack of taxis in the area at the time when up to 250 people piled out onto the street after the disco on Christmas night.Solicitor Conor McLaughlin said there had been the same objection last year.However, the license was refused in the district court but was successfully appealed to the circuit court. He said that three premises across Donegal had been granted licenses for Christmas night dances last year.He said a limit of 250 patrons had been put on the Fleets Inn last year but only 187 people attended the disco.He said that up to five bouncers would be employed on the night, a taxi firm operated in the area and that there had been no trouble during or after the dance.He said that as far as he knew this premises was the only one in Donegal applying to have a disco on Christmas night this year.Judge Paul Kelly said perhaps it could be the case then that people from all over Donegal would come to Downings for the only Christmas night dance. He asked Mr McLaughlin if the premises planned to advertise the event.He was told that it was unlikely at this late stage because print companies were too busy.Judge Kelly said he was granting the license but said he was limiting the tickets to a total of 250.He said that he also wanted tickets for the event numbered and that if it was being advertised then those attending should be told that it is by ticket only. Judge saves Christmas cheer as he grants village drinks license was last modified: December 18th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmas nightcourtDowningsFleets Inngrantedlicenselast_img read more

IoT-weets: Argus looks at 2.3m+ IoT Twitter mentions

first_imgRelated Posts As more Internet of Things (IoT) products are found on more Americans’ wish lists – from the Amazon Echo to Fitbit wearables to Bosch refrigerators to Nest thermostats – the latest analysis from Argus Insights shows that most potential buyers’ conversations are heavily concentrated around “big data” concerns.Argus’  “State of the Internet of Things: What’s Leading Market Conversations” points out that as the IoT space grows, so does the sheer massive volume of data collected – and buyers of IoT-enabled devices are talking amongst themselves about their fears of what will happen with this massive mound of data and how it will remain secure.The research firm looked at over 2.3 million social mentions that made up the Twitter storm around IoT between January and mid-April this year. The most popular content, hashtags and tweets – those that prompted the most social media engagement – provided the basis for determining what the marketplace deemed important and how those concerns shifted over time.Argus’ report demonstrates that among IoT issues discussed in social conversations, big data leads market mindshare – well ahead of other general IoT topics like wearables, cloud computing, smart homes and cities, and more. As data growth is a natural byproduct of the IoT – since all connected devices generate a huge amount of data – it’s not surprising this would be the chief concern voiced about IoT.Argus sees IoT brand dominance still up for grabs?Among IoT in general, security concerns dominate, showing significantly more social mentions than privacy concerns. In fact, the report explains that consumers are tired of Google and Amazon tracking everything they say through Alexa and other smart home devices, and they’re concerned that hackers can crack baby monitors, smart locks, and other connected devices.“Security concerns for consumers are definitely on the rise and this goes double for any enterprise deployments. Security issues continue to be a real roadblock for IoT product acceptance,” said John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights.Marketers, take notice: among the social conversations Argus observed over their analysis period that talk of brands accounts for less than ten percent of the social world’s conversations on IoT. “Though there was definitely talk about Google, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Cisco and the rest, no single brand is dominating the overall IoT conversation,” Feland said.So in the IoT terms, the market is still up for grabs in terms of recognition.Asked by Readwrite if an analysis of tweets – even millions of them – might just be a giant echo chamber, Feland said if that were the case, you’d expect to see brand dominance.“If it was purely an echo chamber, you would expect the discussion to be awash with brand-based propaganda, the way the smartphone social conversation is a never-ending stream of iPhone case ads,” he told Readwrite. “In fact, less than 20 percent of the discussion makes any mention of the major brands leading the fight for mindshare.”While he said any good analysis “starts with understanding the limits of the data you are using,” the aim of their report was not to measure market adoption size, but to take a snapshot of main themes of the IoT story right now.“This means that most of the IoT discussion happening in Twitter is not just brands touting their own prowess, but a mix of thinkers, doers, consumers, advertisers, analysts and more all sharing and even conversing about the Internet of Things,” he said, adding that, in their estimation, “no single company has control of the market.” Tags:#Amazon#Amazon Alexa#Argus Insights#Bosch#Cisco#Google#Intel#Internet of Things#IoT#iPhone#Microsoft#Nest Follow the Puck Trevor Curwincenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Brave Busmen fall to Tianjin in Champions League playoff

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Seven minutes later, Modeste made it 2-0, finishing clinically past Toni Doblas after picking up a through ball from Alexandre Pato.The second goal hardly put a dent on the Busmen’s confidence as they pressed on in search for a goal. Battling Belgian star Axel Witsel at midfield, Schrock hardly looked out of place with his pace and quality standing out in a match controlled by Tianjin.Ceres had another big chance in the 89th minute when Schrock’s cross found the back post, but an unmarked Bienvenido Maranon couldn’t get contact on the ball with the goal at his mercy.Despite the loss, the Busmen’s run that included wins over Shan United of Myanmar and Australia’s Brisbane Roar proved historic as they are still the first Filipino side to come this close of reaching the group stage.Ceres now shifts its attention to the AFC Cup, where the Busmen, who are also reigning Asean zone champions, will face the winner of the playoff between Lao Toyotaand Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia in the group stage starting Feb. 13 in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games A battling performance from Ceres-Negros wasn’t enough to overcome a star-studded Tianjin Quianjian side last Tuesday as the Busmen fell, 0-2, in their AFC Champions League playoff at Tianjin Olympic Stadium.French striker Anthony Modeste scored a goal in each half as Tianjin clinched a spot in the group stage, while relegating the Philippines Football League champions to the AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ross fined for ‘detrimental’ comment; Refs, barker suspended for blundercenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arriving just 12 hours before kickoff in the city just outside the capital Beijing due to visa issues, the Busmen showed no fear against the Chinese powerhouse and even had the match’s first big chance courtesy of Stephan Schrock.Released by a fine ball from Mike Ott, Schrock’s close-range effort was saved by Chinese keeper Zhang Lou in the 13th minute as the Busmen coped well with the freezing conditions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Busmen looked the more threatening side in the early stages minutes, before the strong and powerful Modeste broke the deadlock with a header off a corner kick in the 19th minute.Ott also had a great chance five minutes after the restart when Zhang missed a clearance, before the ball fell to the diminutive Ceres winger, who couldn’t get power on the effort. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View commentslast_img read more

Big Stars Attend 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgThe 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, held on Tuesday, December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street, honored U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board member Hilary Gumbel and philanthropist Tom Freston for their commitments to saving and improving the lives of children around the world, while celebrating UNICEF’s work to put children first.Presented by Baccarat, the tenth annual gala raised more than $3.4 million for UNICEF’s programs, contributing to a grand total of $23 million over the last decade. The black-tie Snowflake Ball featured special performances by Jill Scott and Nico & Vinz, and was emceed by Bryant Gumbel.UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon and Tea Leoni, along with Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, Heather Graham, Mark Consuelos, Ben McKenzie, Gayle King, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Gail Simmons, Katrina Bowden, Brooke Burke Charvet, David Charvet, Nigel Barker, Mark Teixeira and more attended the tenth annual gala to recognize Gumbel and Freston.U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel was presented with the 2014 Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her continued dedication to the organization. Gumbel has worked alongside the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for more than a decade, serving as a volunteer, board member and an outspoken advocate for UNICEF’s work. She has traveled to Vietnam, Uruguay, Angola, Peru, Haiti and Senegal in support of the organization’s child survival and development programs. Most recently, Gumbel authored the cookbook UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of the World’s Children, a collaboration featuring 40 top chefs to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF. Gumbel is donating 100 percent of the royalties that she would have received to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.“During one of my first field trips with UNICEF to Angola, I was struck visiting children in a school who lacked simple educational supplies like pencils, notebooks and desks,” said Gumbel. “UNICEF was providing these basic essentials to them to help them learn. Working with the organization has been the biggest joy and has provided the most amazing sense of purpose in my life. As long as I am breathing, I will help UNICEF continue its work to save and improve children’s lives around the world.”Philanthropist Tom Freston was presented with the Spirit of Compassion award in recognition of his advocacy work for vulnerable children around the world. As the Board Chairman of the ONE campaign, Freston has traveled extensively to Asia and Africa and supported children in Burma to help advance the organization’s mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.“I am truly humbled to receive UNICEF’s Spirit of Compassion Award,” said Freston. “My relationship with UNICEF goes back over 50 years. I was a Trick-or-Treater each Halloween, carrying UNICEF’s orange boxes to collect change for the organization. I had a sense of where the money was going back then, but in the years since, I have seen so many examples of UNICEF’s good work around the world. I want to recognize and thank the extraordinary team at UNICEF who work so tirelessly to save the lives of children in need.”“Our two honorees tonight, Tom Freston and Hilary Gumbel, have been longtime advocates for the needs and rights of the world’s children. Tom is a tireless voice in the fight against child poverty, and as a board member and volunteer, Hilary is a relentless force for children’s health, education and protection. They are true humanitarians, committed to putting children first.” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “We are delighted to recognize their longtime service to the world’s children.”Inspired by flying lantern festivals throughout Asia, the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom was decorated with 190 lanterns. Each lantern featured an image of a child and symbolized UNICEF’s work in 190 countries and territories. HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip created the evening’s décor for a sixth year and wowed guests as the lanterns were ceremoniously raised high above their heads.Ball attendees dined on dishes such as fish taquitos, farro and roasted mushroom salad with whipped goat cheese and an apple tart with lavender and vanilla cream as part of the evening’s menu which was designed by UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson, along with chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant. A live auction, hosted by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s, featured VIP packages including tickets to an Elton John concert and invitations to attend his Academy Awards party, in addition to an experience at New York Fashion Week and dinner with Heather Graham. The gala after-party was hosted by UNICEF’s Next Generation — a group of young philanthropists and entrepreneurs — and featured DJ Ms. Nix.Moll Anderson and Gillian Miniter co-chaired the event with Nell Diamond and Jaime Jiménez serving as UNICEF Next Generation Co-Chairs. Richard Plepler was the Honorary Chair for the evening and Pamela Fiori served as the Project Chair.For more information on the 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, click here.last_img read more

Hasselbaink backs Sarri at Chelsea

first_imgThe former Chelsea footballer believes Maurizio Sarri can still do well in the English Premier League.Chelsea started the 2018-2019 English Premier League season with a bang, winning 12 consecutive matches.But then they fell into a slump, and have struggled recently to pick up points.The Blues are currently in the fourth position of the standings with 50 points, seven behind third-place Tottenham Hotspur and 12 behind second and first place, Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.And for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, a former Chelsea striker, boss Maurizio Sarri can still lead the team to greatness.“I think the criticism is a little unfair towards him, he had a really good start to the season,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.“You need to give him the time, it’s only six or seven months that he’s been in the building, so you need to give him the time and you need to give him the trust.”“He’s put Kante in a different position because he sees that position in a different way and that’s where it (the criticism) started,” he added.“Whatever you say, Kante’s the best defensive midfield player at winning the ball back, so that has raised eyebrows.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The ex-Netherlands international played for Chelsea from 2000 to 2004, scoring 70 goals in 136 matches.He also played for Telstar, AZ, Campomaiorense, Boavista, Leeds United, Atletico Madrid, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic, and Cardiff City.And now he’s a coach, having managed Royal Antwerp, Burton Albion, Queens Park Rangers, and Northampton Town.“He believes in playing football in a certain way and that is dominating the ball in possession,” the 46-year-old continued talking about Sarri.“That’s how he believes Chelsea is eventually going to win titles and cups.”’I want to see him happy.’— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 8, 2019last_img read more