McKinnon, Harry take top spots at Queensway Security Service/GSSF Steel Challenge

first_imgRYAN McKinnon and Dr Pravesh Harry were winners in the recently concluded Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) Queensway Security Service shoot last weekend.The match was well attended by members of the GSSF. They competed in two SCSA Divisions: Production and Limited.At the opening ceremony, thanks were extended by the Match Director, Mrs Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon to the Match Sponsor, Queensway Security Service Inc.The leading security company, located of 153 Regent Road and Oronoque Streets, Bourda, Georgetown, has over the years continued to recognise shooting as a sport.Range Master, Mr Dallas Thomas, then delivered his Safety Charge and Reminders to participants and spectators and introduced his team of Range Officials for the afternoon to ensure that the strict safety rules were adhered to.A special addition to the match was announced which was the Unclassified Category, to facilitate the beginners, who all had the additional privilege of first-hand competition coaching during the match, by the National 2018 Top Practical Shooters, Ryan McKinnon and Pravesh Harry.The match was then declared open and the 2 squads began what later turned out to be a very closely contested match in both divisions, as shooters commenced firing on the four stages: 5 To Go, Some & Hope, The Pendulum and Roundabout.McKinnon (87.77 seconds) overcame John Phang (88.44 seconds) and Dale Hing (105.89 seconds) respectively, while in the Limited Division, Harry (74.96 seconds), beat out Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (118.55 seconds) and David Dharry (120.09 seconds).In the Unclassified Beginners category, Kyle Jagan (206.51 seconds) won ahead of Brian Backer (207.98 seconds) and Aadil Baksh (211.03 seconds)At the presentation ceremony, the Match Director thanked the Range Master, the Match Committee and Officials for ensuring the efficiency and high safety standards with which the match was run.last_img read more

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La Liga: Chukwueze Sets Sight on Europa Ticket

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze “This is just the restart of the league, three months without playing, from now we are just recovering from the pandemic, I think we played well, maybe next game will be much better,” Chukwueze told La Liga Television.He said he felt so happy with victory over Mallorca and now looking forward to finishing the season with at least a Europa ticket.“I feel so happy, more will come. We need to look forward because we want to reach the Europa League.“That is our dream and target, if we keep on playing like this we will reach the Europa,” enthused the pacy winger.Up next for Chukwueze and his teammates is a trip to the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium, where they will face Ramon Azeez’s Granada on Friday, June 19.“We will continue working hard with the training and Thursday we will travel for the Friday game ( against Granada). We are ready to fight for every position in the league.“We defended well and we took our chances, that’s the most important thing, we did very well.”Of his 28 appearances in the Spanish top-flight so far this season, Chukwueze has gone the distance in nine matches, including Tuesday’s win vs Mallorca.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Chukwueze whose assist to Carlos Bacca gave Villarreal the lone goal victory that earned the Yellow Submarines maximum points against Mallorca on Tuesday night has set his eyes on a UEFA Europa ticket.With just nine games to the end of the 2019/20 La Liga season, the Super Eagles winger is optimistic that Villarreal have a realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s European competitions.Speaking on La Liga TV on Tuesday night, Chukwueze who was being modest in his aspiration was short of saying Villarreal will qualify for the UEFA Champions League as just three points separates his club and Real Sociedad on 47 points and fourth on the log.last_img read more

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Stave, McEvoy to share time as quarterback against Illinois

first_imgFollowing Saturday’s 20-14 loss to Northwestern, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen said Monday that he expects quarterbacks Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy to be involved in the offense moving forward.“They could possibly be on the field at the same time. I’m hoping that happens because I think that it opens up a little can of worms for people to wonder what’s going to happen, so we’ll see if that can take place for a couple plays and then we’ll also play them in different situations,” Andersen said. “We’re best served to able to play both those quarterbacks.”Andersen believes that both quarterbacks are fully capable of running offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig’s offense.By using both of them, McEvoy and Stave will each be able to flourish by being put in situations that play to each of their respective strengths.“[Tanner] can also give us the flavor of some option stuff that he’s done which is great,” Andersen said. “Joel on the flip side of things can get that ball down the field and he showed two very, very nice balls that were thrown in the last game. His ability to take the top off the coverage, and his ability to be involved in the throw game, I believe to be a huge positive.”McEvoy started last week’s game against Northwestern and threw for just 24 yards and one interception before Stave replaced him in the second half. Stave went on to throw for 114 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Despite Wisconsin’s passing woes, Melvin Gordon had a career day on the ground, rushing for 259 yards and one touchdown.Without an effective passing offense to compliment their stellar rushing attack against Northwestern, the Badgers scored only 14 points, which was the least amount of points the Badgers have ever scored with Andersen as head coach.However, according to Andersen, the entire team was responsible for their disappointing performance, not just the quarterbacks.“We can still look at ourselves in the eye and say we’re all responsible for every one of those picks,” Andersen said at his news conference Monday. “It’s a team game; it’s a team effort. I look at myself first, but there are no individuals that cost us the football game.”While the Badgers will keep working to improve their passing attack, their rushing offense was at the top of its game Saturday. Gordon rushed for the most yards in any game of his career, drawing heavy praise from Andersen.“Right now, there is nobody better. He is an unbelievable force out there on the football field. Any time he catches it, he has the ability to go the distance.”Wisconsin’s defensive performance against Northwestern was “just okay,” according to Andersen, who expressed disappointment about the Badger’s inability to consistently stop the run, causing Wisconsin’s offense to start possessions deep in its own territory.“The fact of the matter is we allowed Northwestern to run the ball effectively on us,” Andersen said. “There were four starting drives that were very difficult for the offense and the defense had a lot to do with that.”Despite dropping their first game in conference play, the Badgers head coach was still confident about his team’s chances in the Big Ten and was not overly concerned about the spot they are now in.“Being 0-1 in conference is not the end of the world,” Andersen said. “I believe in this crew. They’re going to work hard, they’re going to fight back and we lost to a good football team.”Wisconsin will try to get their first Big Ten win this week when they host Illinois, who is also looking for its first conference win after dropping its first two Big Ten games to Nebraska and Purdue.While Illinois will be without their starting quarterback Wes Lunt against the Badgers, Andersen still expects it to be a challenge to prepare for their intricate, spread-out offensive system that features gifted running back Josh Ferguson.“The offense is very wide open. They throw the ball all over the place with a lot of different schemes,” Andersen said of the Fighting Illini. “They have a very, very talented tailback who we played against last year and he has continued to get better and better as he’s gone through his career.”last_img read more

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Tipp unchanged for Kingdom visit.

first_imgThe Gooch missed all of last year’s campaign through injury but returns at centre forward with Michael Geaney and Johnny Buckley.Footballer of the year James O’Donoughue is on the bench alongside Stephen O’Brien, Aidan O’Mahony, Tommy Walsh and Paul Galvin.Throw-in is at 3.30 in Semple Stadium on Sunday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the game in association with O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill.The Tipperary team is as follows –  Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Paddy Codd Capt. (Killenaule), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty). Following on from their very impressive quarter-final display against Waterford, Tipperary Senior Football manager Peter Creedon has elected to run with the same 15 against Kerry on Sunday.Under 21 Player of the Year Colin O’Riordan has been passed fit to start after his recent injury scare.Meanwhile Colm Cooper is back in the Kerry starting 15.last_img read more

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BetRegal partners with Aspire to bolster sportsbook capabilities

first_imgShare Share SBC to host first dedicated virtual event for Latin America May 19, 2020 Submit Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement January 3, 2020 Aspire builds Q1 momentum through regulated market focus May 5, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Aspire Global has partnered with BetRegal to enrich the operator’s sportsbook offering and strengthen its continued expansion plans. The partnership will see BetRegal utilise an SBTech sports customer interface, which will be run through Aspire Gaming. The migration means BetRegal becomes the first dedicated sports operator to migrate to Aspire Global from another platform, after its departure from EveryMatrix. The deal acts as an affirmation of Aspire’s strong sports solution, with BetRegal a rapidly growing operator that has already built a footprint in several European markets such as UK, Germany and the Nordics through a highly-experienced management team. Jov Spiero, VP Sales at Aspire Global, commented on the new deal: “We are pleased to welcome BetRegal on the company platform. The migration of a dedicated sports operator is strategically important as it confirms the competitive advantage for our sports solution, spearheading the further growth of this segment in the network.”Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at BetRegal, added: “The migration to a leading platform with a full-service solution enables BetRegal to realise the full potential of the brand as it allows the team to leverage our core strengths – our significant experience and excellent marketing abilities. Most importantly, it allows us the ability to provide a better product to our valued clients. I look forward to working closely with the team at Aspire Gaming to take BetRegal to the next level.”Furthermore, in this month’s BetRegal Diary, Lalani revealed that after a immensely positive Betting on Sports Conference, the firm is looking to establish a presence in the LatAm market. After speaking on a panel about the LatAm market, Lalani emphasised: “This was especially interesting for me not only to provide my insight as a new operator looking at establishing a brand presence in key Latin American markets, but also to hear the opinion of the other panellists, who all represented different components of the LatAm iGaming corporate structure.“I can honestly say that I left that panel experience with a greater knowledge, and a couple of great contacts which I anticipate will pay immediate dividends in terms of our short-term future planning.“I think it was important to put the BetRegal brand alongside more developed brands such as Sportradar and BtoBet. Let’s hope that sharing the stage with these guys is a sign of things to come.”last_img read more

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Matt Shoemaker’s progress toward return to Angels’ rotation has stalled

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Last year Shoemaker went on the disabled list in June with forearm tightness, and his rehab progressed normally all the way until he pitched in a minor league game in July. After increasing his intensity to game speed, though, he had a setback, and he ended up having surgery to have the radial nerve released.Eppler said the tests so far have shown that the current injury seems to be different, even though it’s still nerve-related. In both cases, Shoemaker was proceeding without difficulty in his rehab, only to have a setback when he increased the intensity.“Nobody is working harder than Shoe,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “I know its a very frustrating process. We’ll just let our medical staff evaluate it and see what the next step should be.”Even without Shoemaker, the rotation has stabilized with the improvement of Andrew Heaney, the emergence of Jaime Barría and the mostly strong work all season from Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Shohei Ohtani. Nick Tropeano is expected to come off the disabled list on Saturday. Shoemaker threw in the bullpen twice over the weekend, but the symptoms returned during the second session.Related Articles Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 ANAHEIM — The forearm injury landed Matt Shoemaker on the disabled list last month has returned, stalling his progress and leaving the Angels to schedule him to see a nerve specialist to help solve the mysterious issue.“Just extremely frustrated,” Shoemaker said on Thursday. “Everything felt great until Sunday when I ramped up for my bullpen. I felt phenomenal. That’s what’s so frustrating, that it hasn’t gone away yet, that the symptoms came back.”Shoemaker, who has pitched just once this season, had an Electromyogram test on Monday. General Manager Billy Eppler said it showed some healing, but not enough for his throwing program to proceed. He is now headed to Missouri sometime next week to see a peripheral nerve specialist, Eppler said.“It’s really hard to put a finger on how you feel emotionally on this, beside disappointed,” Eppler said. “The person shouldering the biggest disappointment is Matt right now. We’re missing a key part of our rotation. This is frustrating for us and frustrating for Matt. Hopefully, we’ll have better news next time.”last_img read more

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Angels plan to find time for Luis Rengifo, even after Andrelton Simmons returns

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone OHTANI MILESTONEShohei Ohtani threw 40 pitches off a mound on Wednesday, his first time doing so since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He threw just 10 of them with the catcher squatting. He said he was throwing at about 50 percent effort.“It felt really comfortable,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “It felt good to get on there again.”Related Articles ANAHEIM — Luís Rengifo has apparently worked his way into more playing time, even after Andrelton Simmons returns.With Simmons’ return to the lineup coming any day, the Angels designated Wilfredo Tovar for assignment and kept Rengifo. Tovar was removed to make room for one of the two pitchers added, Trevor Cahill and Jaime Barría.After Simmons returns, most of the infield playing time figures to go to him, Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher. Manager Brad Ausmus said there’s enough playing time to justify keeping Rengifo in the majors, instead of sending him to play every day at Triple-A.“We’ve been pushing Fletcher and La Stella to their limits in terms of playing,” Ausmus said. “Part of me feels like giving them a day here or there would help them long-term to keep them strong and healthy. If there’s some type of rotation, and not a strict rotation, but one where we can play them at three positions and occasionally give Simba a day off when he gets back. I think it’s very doable.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Ohtani is not pitching this season, but he said so far his rehab has gone according to schedule. General Manager Billy Eppler said last month that Ohtani won’t be throwing at an intensity that would impact his availability as a hitter until September, if then.ALSOJC Ramírez has agreed to extend his rehab assignment, which was set to expire this week. Ramírez is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, which means he could extend his rehab assignment beyond the normal 30 days, up to another 30 days, Ausmus said. Although Ramírez has allowed 17 runs in 17 innings so far in five rehab outings, Ausmus said they haven’t gotten to the point of evaluating the quality of his pitches. The reports have still been health related. …Keynan Middleton, who is also rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is “pretty close” to being able to face hitters. After he does that, it will be about three weeks before he is activated, Eppler said. …The Angels optioned pitcher Jake Jewell, clearing a roster spot for one of the two pitchers they added.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-4, 3.88) vs. A’s (RHP Tanner Anderson,  0-2, 4.20), Thursday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Last week in Toronto, Ausmus suggested that Rengifo was better served playing regularly in the minors than sitting on the bench in the majors. Since then, however, Rengifo has heated up, going 9 for 26 (.346) in his last seven games, with two home runs.Simmons could be activated as soon as Thursday. After playing seven innings in a Class-A game on Tuesday, he faced live pitching in a workout on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.CAHILL TO  BULLPENTrevor Cahill, who had a 7.18 ERA as a starter, was activated from the injured list as a reliever. He had been a successful reliever in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs.“I’m just here to pitch,” Cahill said. “It wasn’t going great as a starter, so we might as well try something different.”Ausmus said Cahill had a “great” attitude about the move to the bullpen, and is “ready for anything.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

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76ers vs. Thunder: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

first_imgThe Thunder (38-22) will host the 76ers (39-22) in a primetime matchup Thursday night (8 p.m. ET, TNT) with both teams looking to maintain playoff position.The 76ers are coming off a close 111-110 win over the Pelicans. Newly-acquired forward Tobias Harris led the team with 29 points as Joel Embiid continued to sit with a knee injury. Philadelphia will be without Embiid and backup center Boban Marjanovic (right knee sprain) against Oklahoma City. The 76ers currently hold the fourth spot in the East below the resilient Pacers (40-21) and ahead of the struggling Celtics (37-24). What time is the 76ers vs. Thunder game?Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. How can I watch the 76ers vs. Thunder game?This game will be aired nationally on TNT. You can also stream the game live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.Where is the 76ers vs. Thunder game being played?The 76ers will travel to Oklahoma City and take on the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder fell to the Nuggets on Monday night. Paul George stuffed the stat sheet with 25 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals in the loss. Oklahoma City now sits third in the Western Conference, four games back of the Nuggets (42-18) for the No. 2 seed and only one game ahead of the No. 4 Trail Blazers (37-23).MORE: Watch 76ers vs. Thunder live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)These teams met last month in Philadelphia, where the Thunder beat out the 76ers by a final score of 117-115. Will Philadelphia get some revenge in OKC? Here’s everything you need to know about this contest.When do the 76ers play the Thunder?The Thunder will host the 76ers on Thursday, Feb. 28. last_img read more

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Spurs looking over their shoulders at top-four challengers, says Lloris

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Tottenham then host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-16 first leg on February 13.How much of that crucial period will be played without Harry Kane remains to be seen as Spurs are waiting to find out the full extent of the striker’s ankle injury.Kane was hurt in the 1-0 loss to United and boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted he is worried about the extent of the problem but Lloris said Spurs are not a one-man team.“We all know how important Harry is in our team but he is not all of our team,” he said. “Football is about the team and every player is ready to help the team.“In football during the season you have ups and downs and you have to always adapt to those and we will see about ‘H’.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris admits his side are now looking over their shoulders at the teams chasing them in the race for the Premier League top four.Spurs have been considered title challengers after a superb run but two defeats in three games — the latest to Manchester United on Sunday — have seriously dented their chances of overhauling Liverpool or Manchester City.They are just a point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea while defeat by United means they are only seven points better off than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and Arsenal.Despite Spurs being touted as possible champions a few weeks ago, the France goalkeeper says qualifying for the Champions League next season is the main goal.“We are still involved in four competitions but the main thing is to finish in the top four,” he said. “We have said that from the beginning and we have not changed our mind.“Of course, everyone is talking about the teams in front of u, but it is important to keep an eye on the teams behind because in football things can change very quickly.”After Sunday’s visit to Fulham, Spurs take on Chelsea in the League Cup second leg, holding a slender 1-0 advantage, before an FA Cup trip to Crystal Palace.center_img FILE PHOTO: Hugo Llorislast_img read more

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Mash 2019 to cost $70M

first_img…events decentralised to all regionsThe Social Cohesion Ministry on Monday announced its Mashramani activities for the 49th annual celebration, bringing the events to all parts of the country so that everyone can experience the Guyanese culture.In rebranding Mashramani, 39 activities have been scheduled over the next six weeks to mark the Republic anniversary celebrations, held under the banner “Celebrate Mash 2019; With Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado.”Coordinator of this year’s event planning, Andrew Tyndall gave a highlight of the schedule, noting that some $70 million will be expended this year and is somewhatFiled photo: Participants of the Costume and Float parade 2018the same figure when compared to last year.“Mashramani will be relevant as we Guyanese want it to be relevant. It’s our culture…Mashramani is unique in Guyana. It’s the only place you’ll find this festival happening and so we have to improve what we present to the public,” Tyndall expressed.He acknowledged the major sponsors: Caribbean Airlines, Banks DIH, Republic Bank and Ansa McAl.The events commenced on Saturday with an All-Stars concert followed by Steel band concert in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Over in Georgetown, Main Street will come alive every Friday with the Banks Main Street Lime, beginning on January 18. On January 19, another concert will be hosted, this time in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo).Junior Calypso and Soca rehearsals will be held at the seawall in Georgetown on January 20. These rehearsals will be followed by Chutney and Soca rehearsals on January 27 and February 1 respectively.A key event of the season which takes the form of the junior Calypso and Soca competition will be held on February 2 at the Bartica Community Centre Ground in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The adult Calypso rehearsals will be conducted at the sea wall in Georgetown on February 3. This will be followed by the Banks Calypso semi-final in Union, Number 53 Village Community Centre Ground on February 8.On February 9, the Linden-Georgetown Municipal Bus Park in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will be rejuvenated with the Carib Soca Monarch competition.Meanwhile a Chutney Dance Competition is expected to excite patrons over in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the National Track and Field Centre also on February 9.The Bath Settlement Community Centre in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) will this year host the Chutney Song Competition semi-finals on February 10.Other exciting events are expected to take place within the month of February including Children’s costume and float parade at the National Park on February 16, the Carib Soca Monarch final, also on February 16 at the D’Urban Park.This year the Masquerade Jamboree will be held at the Stabroek Square on February 21. The Flag Raising Ceremony will be hosted on February 22 to usher in the Costume and Float Parade on February 23. The Mashramani festivities does not end on February 23 this year as a Champions in Concert activity is slated for March 9, in Mahdia Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).With regards to security, the Guyana Police Force in collaboration with the Civil Defence Commission has taken up the mantle of increasing security for the mash-bands and revelers.last_img read more

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