McKoy named athlete-of-the-week after cross country performance

first_imgGUYANA’S Claudrice McKoy has already begun to make her mark at her new school, Monroe College, in the USA, where she is currently attending on an Athletics scholarship. She achieved her first win for her school after championing the Queensborough Community College Invitational cross-country event last Sunday.The CARIFTA Games gold medallist finished the 5K race in 20:22.24s to top a field of 205 athletes, leading the Monroe College women’s cross-country team to an impressive second-place finish out of 27 teams in the competitive meet.She was the only one of her teammates to finish in the top five in the race, and only one of three to finish in the top ten. This saw McKoy being named the female athlete-of-the-week at her school.McKoy is one of three Guyanese athletes, who were awarded scholarships to Monroe College earlier this year, following impressive performances at regional meets.McKoy was approached after her performance at this year’s CARIFTA Games, where she finished with a gold medal in the Girls’ 3000m and a bronze in the 1500m. She also medalled at the South American Junior Championships, where she took bronze in the 1500m.The other athletes offered scholarships were sprinters Onasha Rogers and Avon Samuels.Rogers and Samuels each took silver medal at SA Juniors, finishing second in the 100m and 400m respectively. They both had bronze in the Girls’ 4x100m at the Championships, while Samuels also had a gold medal in the Girls’ 4x400m.last_img read more

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The Latest: Premier League clubs approve match protocols

first_imgThe competition organizers say they have confirmed 13 races. They are all at European locations.They say four more races in the United States, Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia could be added to the calendar depending on health and travel restrictions. That decision on the additional races will be made before July 31.The track in Jérez, Spain, will host the first two races on July 19 and 26 before the competition heads to the Czech Republic for the third race.The season is expected to finish before Dec. 13.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Premier League soccer clubs have approved the match protocols for when the competition resumes on Wednesday after a 100-day shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The procedures cover matchday operations and include splitting stadiums into red, amber and green zones to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.Restrictions also have been placed on the number of people allowed into stadiums.The season is scheduled to resume on Wednesday with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal playing at Manchester City.___MotoGP says it will resume next month with two races in Spain following a suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. June 11, 2020 The Latest: Premier League clubs approve match protocols More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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The Latest: Eagles won’t have fans in stadium this season

first_imgThe Latest: Eagles won’t have fans in stadium this season July 15, 2020 Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium.___The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8.Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press The city banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia.The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins next weekend when the major league baseball season begins.___The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies.last_img read more

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Battle for golf supremacy this weekend

first_imgTHE Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will be the place to be this weekend as players and spectators prepare for the first major two-day event of the year, one in which all the top players in the country will compete for bragging rights.This year, the Ministry of Business – Department of Tourism, headed by Director General Donald Sinclair, came on as the main sponsor for the event.Sinclair was extremely happy to be a part of the tournament stating, “With the sport of golf rising to national importance in the country, interest has grown in the game and we now have excellent golfers who are able to perform creditably on the world stage”.Meanwhile, president of the LGC, Aleem Hussain, stated that this year promises to be a magnificent showdown as many international golfers will challenge the local players for the title of best golfers in Guyana.“This tournament will showcase the tremendous talent we have and prepare our players for the Suriname Open in a few weeks,” he stated.There will be a battle because defending champion Avinash Persaud who will have to fight off Munaf Arjune, Chandra Lakeraj, Richard Haniff, Mike Mangal, Patrick Prasad, Kassim ‘Suga’ Khan, Kevin and Sando Dindanauth and Hussain to retain his title.In the other Men’s flights, there will be fierce competition as the huge expected field will jostle for the winners’ circle with top players such as Troy Cadogan, Guillermo Escarraga, Miguel Oviedo, Angel Amaris, Mario Acuna, Jordi Pinol, Jeremy Fernandes, George Bulkan, Ivan Gavira, Mauro Gamargo-Ramiro, Aasrodeen Shaw, Carlos Carbo, Clifford Reis, Ian Gouveia, Imtiaz Subhan, Lekhnarine Shivraj, Mahindra ‘Rommel” Bhagwandin, Ayube Subhan, Mahindranauth Tewari, Maxim Mangra, Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud, Pur Persaud, Pope Emanuel London, Rabindranauth Persaud, Robert Hanoman, Maurice Solomon, William Walker, Brian Hackett, Jax Harry, Brian Glasford, Roy Cummings, Pandit Haresh Tiwari, Robin Tiwari, Paton George, Eon Blue, Kalyan Tiwari, Mike Guyadin, Lloyd Fungafat, Colin Ming, Carlos Adams, Rohan Albert, Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat, Pastor Ragnauth,, David Harry, Mark Lashley, and Gavin Todd along with approximately 12 other local and international golfers expected to participate, along with past presidents Hilbert Shields, Jerome Khan and Oncar Ramroop.Nine-time Guyana Open Women’s Champion Christine Sukhram will make her first 2019 appearance in an effort to show that she is still the top female golfer in the country while former Guyana Open women’s champions Shanella Webster and Dr Joaan Deo, along with Anasha Ally, Errin Mitchell, Kari Emhling and Eureka Giddings will do their best to wrest top honours from the field.Christine, who has dominated the women’s field for many years will be tested this year but feels that her talent and ability will withstand the competition.For more information please contact the club at 220-5660 or visit their Facebook page – lusignangolfclub.last_img read more

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Lady Jags eyeing Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualification

first_img… GFF president believes qualifying is realisticBy Rawle ToneyPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde, believes that the Dr Ivan Joseph-led Women’s U-20 side have what it takes to go all the way, as Guyana prepare for CONCACAF Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic, where they will open against Nicaragua on February 23. Following their opening game on ‘Republic Day’, Lady Jags will suit up against Puerto Rico on February 25, and will close their Group D play against Mexico on February 27.Speaking to Chronicle Sport yesterday, Forde said the Guyanese women, who played undefeated during the preliminaries, are currently working hard behind the scenes and on the pitch to give a good account of themselves, and show that they belong among some of CONCACAF’s top-playing nations.Following confirmation from FIFA that Costa Rica and Panama will co-host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, in August of 2020, and that CONCACAF has been awarded one additional slot (four in total), the Confederation announced changes to its World Cup Qualifying tournament, to be hosted in the Dominican Republic between February 22 and March 8, 2020.CONCACAF announced on Monday, that their Council had determined that Costa Rica and Panama, as host countries of the World Cup, will automatically qualify to the World Cup and will no longer participate in the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, meaning that the two remaining slots in the World Cup will be determined via the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.“We don’t plan on doing anything different that we’ve done when we played here. I know the girls are working hard and that we’re having some talent-spotting, but I think we have a good chance. Despite the quality of the opponents, I know the girls are going to work hard because of what’s at stakes – the World Cup,” Forde stated.Forde lamented that the team’s goal is to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and added that realistically, it’s also a chance for the GFF to test their women’s programme against some of the top teams in the confederation.“I think this also gives us a chance to rub shoulders with some of the top teams in CONCACAF and will also tell us just how far we’ve come, where we want to go and how much harder we have to work to get there. We will take away as much as we can from this experience,” Forde noted.Forde also sees Guyana’s participation as a “major achievement for the country,” taking into consideration that not much emphasis was placed on women’s football at the level below the senior women’s – the Lady Jags.For the group stage of the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, to be played at the Felix Sanchez Stadium and Panamericano Stadium, in Santo Domingo and San Cristobal, respectively, Guyana (top-ranked team in qualifying Group A) and St Kitts and Nevis (top-ranked team in qualifying Group B) will be replacing Costa Rica and Panama for the group stage of the final championship.In Group C, the United States, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Cuba will go head-to-head, while Group E is set with Canada, Jamaica, Guatemala and El Salvador. Group F conprises Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, St Kitts & Nevis and Cayman Islands.For the Round-of-16, Bermuda (third-place finishers in qualifying Group A) and Barbados (third-place finishers in qualifying Group B) will occupy the positions vacated by Guyana and St Kitts & Nevis.All knockout round matches (round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and final) will be played in a single match elimination format, with the finalists will qualify to the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup 2020.last_img read more

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ESPN lawyer calls Laurie Fine’s explanation of phone calls ‘absurd’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ An attorney for ESPN is calling new testimony from Laurie Fine on what was said in a taped phone call “absurd on its face,” according to court documents filed Wednesday.In a September 2014 deposition, Fine claims that the taped conversation between her and Bobby Davis, the primary accuser of sexual abuse claims against her husband, was about loaning money.Bernie Fine, the former SU associate men’s basketball coach, was accused in 2011 by Davis and Mike Lang of molesting them while they were ball boys at the university. Fine was fired by SU but was never charged after an almost yearlong federal investigation. He has denied all wrongdoing.ESPN published the 2002 phone call, which Davis recorded to try to prove his argument.Laurie Fine sued the network in 2012, claiming that ESPN aired statements that were false and defamatory, including one where ESPN said she knew her husband was sexually abusing ball boys. She also claimed that ESPN doctored the tapes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLawrence Fisher, Fine’s attorney, could not be reached for commentNathan Siegel, ESPN’s attorney, has since motioned for the lawsuit to be tossed out, saying that Fine no longer alleges the tapes were doctored. Siegel said he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit, but when asked how the testimony would impact her case, he said the “papers speak for themselves.”In the motion, Siegel said Fine told Davis on the phone that she “knew what was going on” and that Bernie Fine needed male companionship that she couldn’t give him. Fine believes these statements were a part of a conversation about financial loans and NCAA recruiting violations, according to the testimony.Davis told Fine in the tape that he called her husband a pedophile but that Bernie Fine “still tried to grab him” in an office at Manley Field House. She responded saying, “Because I think he thinks that maybe you accepted it because you still went back up there. You know how sometimes I can tell you, ‘I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,’ and the next thing you know I’m in bed with you.”Fine claims in the deposition that she wasn’t fully listening on the phone and that she didn’t think they were talking about sex. Comments Related Stories Fine allegations : Laurie Fine files libel lawsuit against ESPNJudge denies ESPN’s motion to dismiss Laurie Fine libel suit center_img Published on October 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm Contact Annie: apalme05@syr.edulast_img read more

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Saving Las Vegas: Can esports be the hero casinos need?

first_img Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Submit Related Articles Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 As casinos look to counteract an aging demographic of customers and players, one industry many operators are looking to is esports.This is understandable given the typical demographic of esports fans, which in particular titles’ scenes at least, is notably older than many outsiders would (and regularly do) presume. They aren’t all kids. A recent story on Fox Business opened with the line ‘casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines’, and went onto explain that the money was coming from hotel rooms, food and drink. This of course is not necessarily a bad thing; casinos are evermore entertainment venues first and foremost as opposed to gambling halls.Regardless, declining revenues and player volumes on slot machines in Las Vegas and elsewhere have set the alarms off at management level of many casinos and a number of these are looking for ways to future proof their casino floors. One such option is skilled gaming machines, such as the VGMs produced by GameCo.At the upcoming Betting on Esports Conference in London (Kensington Olympia, September 13-15) the CEOs of Millennial Esports (Alex Igelman) and GameCo (Blaine Graboyes) will speak on a panel alongside Downtown Grand Chairman Seth Schorr on the topic of ‘Saving Las Vegas – how esports and land based casinos can work together’. Melissa Blau, iGaming Capital Director, will moderate.GameCo has agreed partnerships with the likes of Bandai Namco for branded titles, and has plenty more in the pipeline. Its VGMs are already in Atlantic City, Foxwoods in Connecticut, Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina, in Chile and in other Caribbean locations. The firm is looking at opportunities globally, and is in discussions with operators to enter the Macau market. European casinos too would be foolish not to consider this opportunity now.Naturally it will take time for players to adapt to such games, for the games themselves to be ‘perfected’ and moreover for word to spread and for them to be across enough casinos that you can reliably head into one and expect a top of the range skilled gambling machine. Change it seems though, is coming. It seems unlikely that the current generation of 20 and 30 somethings who grew up playing video games are ever going to be entertained by slots.Seth Schorr, Downtown GrandOver at Millennial Esports, whilst the group is expanding with various acquisitions across the esports space (such as analytics firm Stream Hatchet, IDEAS+Cars and more), it has its flagship venue at the Neonopolis in downtown Vegas. The key purpose of this is to host esports tournaments and it’s something it’s been doing since the ribbon was cut with the Mayor of Vegas in attendance. It’s venue space, and at a wider level the city’s infrastructure that comes with being a premier and experienced tourist hub, that right now offers casinos a prime opportunity to cut their teeth in esports.This is something Seth Schorr, Chairman at the Downtown Grand knows only too well. He told Esports Insider: “For nearly two years the Downtown Grand has been consistently running weekly esports tournaments. Throughout this process we have learned a great deal about the esports enthusiast and the nuances between the fans and players of each game genre. We have learned how to effectively program and promote our tournaments and have created a business model that has been positive to the bottom line of our organisation.”In the past six months we’ve also seen The Luxor (part of MGM International Group) commit to renovating a 30,000 sq foot nightclub space in its Strip based casino. From 2018 this will be “an esports mecca” in the words of The Luxor’s General Manager Nik Rytterstrom.We’ve also seen Caesars unveil a Vegas based production studio in association with Sidekick Productions which will involve esports to some degree. Casinos have the capacity to put on small to medium scale high level tournaments to attract an audience, and moreover smaller still tournaments to get people in and playing themselves. Whilst gambling on esports tournaments is not yet really an option right now (only limited options to do so have been granted), the path has been cleared for Senate Bill 420 which would legalise esports gambling statewide.Millennial Esports’ Igelman said of the bill: “The State’s approach to esports betting is cautious yet pioneering. In the foreseeable future a bet on a Rocket League or DOTA match will be as common as a bet on an NFL or NBA game.”The potential for this Bill is considerable. Casino floor designs could be altered, with a focus on fans of esports; a viewing zone showing live coverage of any ESL One or DreamHack tournament with a bar and food. The option to play some skilled gambling machines nearby, or take part in a small SFV tournament with friends old and new. There could also outlets to buy merchandise and apparel, there could be team meet and greets, and on key occasions tournaments with some of the bigger teams around.You only need look at the yearly pilgrimage to Seattle for The International or to Katowice for the Intel Extreme Masters to gauge the potential of becoming a place known and loved by some of these communities of fans. Esports alone are unlikely to save casinos’ bacon, but they could play a significant role in modernising them for a new audience if the operators do their homework and play it smart.You can learn all about the casino and esports opportunity, and have the chance to ask those in the know all the questions you can dream up at Betting on Esports 2017 (London, September 13-15).BoECon is a part of the wider #boscon2017 (same dates) featuring over 55 exhibitors, 160 speakers and 1,000 attendees. Tickets include full access to both shows, food and networking parties each evening. 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Steven Armstrong, William Hill: Betting is the lead actor in combating high risk AML threats

first_img StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to change the regulatory landscape across the globe, the betting sector plays a key role in evolving and adapting AML procedures for all high-risk businesses.  Speaking to Payment Expert, William Hill’s Group Director of AML Steven Armstrong emphasised the importance of the industry’s ability to pull together when it comes to AML innovation. Armstrong stated: “As an industry, we are a leader in certain ways, this is mainly around developing systems and in-house solutions to AML innovation. The industry is great at pulling together and working on solutions and innovations. We are also attracting more and more talent from other industries which is great, that knowledge and cross over will only continue to improve our industry in the AML field. “Sometimes what holds us back as an industry is that we get priced out of utilising AML innovation from other industries, banking tools that would fit perfectly in our world often are too expensive, and we are priced out. A message to other industries would be to invite us to the table to help, share and learn, let’s be collaborative in the fight against financial crime.“During the current global health pandemic, adapting AML and regulatory procedures is imperative as firms seek to manoeuvre through the challenging period.”On how the current global health crisis has forced regulatory changes, he added: “It is adding layers of complexity in regards to operations and managing resources remotely for all of us. I would not say that operators are having to be more stringent, instead it is a matter of refocusing their risk appetite. “An operator is constantly adapting to the changing landscape and as much as this pandemic is something never seen before in our times, operators adjust, rework and manage their risk accordingly. I am certainly proud to work in an industry that has reacted and refocused in the current difficult times.”___________________ Share Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

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Congo interrogated for drug trafficking case

first_imgNevertheless, as AS may know, The participant is calm at his house in Madrid proper now, as soon as he has clarified that his reference to stated legal gang has nothing to do with medicine. In truth, for a yr he had no relationship with them, in keeping with sources near the previous soccer participant. They point out that with them sHe solely had a business deal for the sale and buy of emeralds. Evidently just a few days in the past they arrested one of many members of that gang and when investigating all of the hyperlinks of the identical, within the final yr the title of the previous Colombian participant got here out.Congo is calm and its personal It has assured them to be completely harmless and oblivious to this drug trafficking community. That’s the reason he has collaborated with the Police once they have requested him to testify and bear an interrogation since he has nothing to cover about it. Edwin Congo, former Colombian soccer participant who performed, amongst others, at As soon as Caldas, Actual Madrid, Actual Valladolid, Levante, Sporting de Gijón and Recreativo, needed to give an announcement at the moment in a Madrid courtroom relating to a community of cocaine traffickers, which led to the arrest of ten individuals all through the nationwide territory at the moment, in keeping with the journalist Manuel Marlasca, from LaSexta.last_img read more

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