Digicel Cancer Awareness Cycling Race to feature exciting match sprints

first_imgWHEN telecommunications giant Digicel partners with Team Evolution to host the Annual Cancer Awareness Race on Sunday, October 21, there will be a number of changes including a more spectator-friendly route and exciting match sprints.The race will begin at the traditional starting point in front of the GDF compound on Vlissengen Road. However, this year the organisers have changed the course in order to facilitate better spectator viewing.The cyclists will proceed north along the western carriageway of Vlissengen Road, turn right at the Kitty roundabout, head south on the eastern carriageway of Vlissengen Road, turn at the Thomas Lands intersection and back to the start point.For the most part this will provide a better view of the participants throughout the race. In another twist there will be an introduction of match sprints where riders will be paired against one another with the winner moving into the next round.The races will begin at 08:30hrs with registration at 07:30hrs. The entrance fee is $2 000 per person for road races with mountain bikes and novices paying $1 000. Those wishing to enter the match sprint competition will be required to pay a further $1 000 as will those entering a second race. As is traditional all of the proceeds from the entrance fees will go to the Guyana Cancer Institute. The organisers have said that they are looking forward to the support of all cycling enthusiasts and the public at large.The top finishers in the Match Sprints will receive as follows:1st Place – $35 0002nd Place – $25 0003rd place – $15 000The race schedule will be as follows:Mountain Bikes/Novices Race – 10 Laps (Prizes 1-3)Kiddies Race – Short Loop (Prizes 1-3)Match Sprints – Preliminary Round – 1 Lap (Prizes 1-3)Veterans U-45 & O-45 – 20 Laps (Prizes 1-3)Match Sprints – Final Round – 1 Lap (Prizes 1-3)Seniors & Juniors – 40 Laps (Seniors 1-6, Juniors 1-3)last_img read more

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Batting will be Windies’ biggest challenge

first_imgMiddle order batsman, Nkrumah Bonner, believes that batting will be in the limelight and will be West Indies’ biggest challenge if they are to come out successful in the upcoming test series against England. Bonner was at the time responding to a question posed by Stabroek Sport at the West Indies team’s virtual press conference yesterday.He stated, “Well, over the past year the batting has been struggling, the bowling has been holding up its end of it, I think with the batting if we can score the runs and put it on the board that would give us the best chance of coming out successful on this tour.”At 31-years-old, Bonner is poised to make his Test debut in the three-Test series which is set to bowl off next Wednesday. However, with two T20 Internationals (including one against England in England back in 2011) Bonner reckons that the conditions have not changed that much since then. As such he recommends that the key to batting in English conditions would be to play the ball as late as possible.“You just have to play the ball late, you have to be patient and try to rotate the strike as much as possible,” he declared.Despite his limited international experience, Bonner said that his time in the first-class arena in the Caribbean has helped fortify his ability as a capable batsman. “I’ve gotten a lot of experience in the first-class seasons as well over the years and I’m hoping to use that experience moving forward…It would have benefited me a lot, first-class cricket in the Caribbean is very difficult and it posed a lot of challenges so I’m hoping to carry that over to Test cricket,” the Jamaican said.As a batsman, Bonner also indicated that he has not set himself any target but rather to fulfill his primary role.“My primary job is to make runs. I’m not a goal setter. I have a general plan but I go out there and value my innings and do my best every single day,” Bonner noted while adding “the mental strength, I’ll need that up here and also the discipline and the calmness at the crease and also the ability to soak up pressure and know your time will come in the game.” Bonner, who also proved himself to be a capable leg-spinner, said  that the spinners will not have a huge role in the conditions. He stated, “In England it is not spinner friendly, mostly seam, if the spinners do play they are in a more in a containing role especially in the first innings and in the last innings they can work wonders.”last_img read more

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D.C. United Sign Griffin Yow, Local Homegrown Product

first_imgThe Washington Capitals weren’t the only ones this week who signed a hometown kid. D.C. United signed 16-year old Griffin Yow as the 12th homegrown player in club history. Yow grew up in Clifton, Virginia and spent four seasons with the D.C. United Academy. United have signed D.C. United Academy product, Griffin Yow, as the 12th Homegrown Signing in club history. The 16-year-old forward joins Donovan Pines and Antonio Bustamante who signed Homegrown contracts with the Black-and-Red in the offseason, along with Chris Durkin, Bill Hamid and Jalen Robinson on the list of Homegrown players on the current roster.   Yow has played for the club’s USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC, making his professional soccer debut on March 9 against Nashville SC when he came on in substitution in the 59th minute. He started the next game against Memphis 901 FC and scored not only his first pro goal but the first goal in Loudoun United history in the 1-1 draw. Yow made his professional debut for D.C. United’s new USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC, as a 59th-minute substitute in their inaugural match as a club against Nashville SC on March 9. Yow started the following match against Memphis 901 FC and scored his first professional goal and the first goal in Loudoun United history in the 30th minute on the way to a 1-1 draw.   Born in Clifton, Va., Yow spent four years with the D.C. United Academy (2016-2019) and scored 41 goals in 68 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) appearances. The forward has been called up to the U.S. Youth National Team multiple times including the 2018 U-17 Nike Friendlies that took place in November and December. Yow featured in all three matches against Portugal (1-1 Tie, November 28), Turkey (1-0 Win, November 30) and Brazil (1-1 Tie, December 2). He scored the lone goal for the U-17 YNT in the 1-1 draw against Portugal. In five total appearances for the USYNT, Yow has scored three goals.  “Griffin is a promising young prospect who has grown tremendously in the past 18 months in our Academy,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations, said. “He has been a top performer for our U-17 Academy team, and has represented the U.S. Youth National Teams at various levels and we’re looking forward to utilizing our new USL Championship club, Loudoun United FC, to begin his development as a professional soccer player.”  center_img Full press release from D.C. United: D.C. United GM and VP of Soccer Operations Dave Kasper raved about Yow stating, “Griffin is a promising young prospect who has grown tremendously in the past 18 months in our Academy. He has been a top performer for our U-17 Academy team and has represented the U.S. Youth National Teams at various levels and we’re looking forward to utilizing our new USL Championship club, Loudoun United FC, to begin his development as a professional soccer player.” “We are incredibly proud of Griffin and his efforts to reach the first team,” Ryan Martin, D.C. United Academy Director, said. “He’s obviously talented but his mentality and drive make him unique. This signing paints the picture of how clubs can successfully work together to provide a professional pathway for young players in the DMV. Matt Lacey, Mike Cullina and the entire Virginia Development Academy (VDA) staff did a tremendous job with Griffin’s development but also with their support in him joining the D.C. United Academy to push him towards his ultimate goal of being a professional. With the continued belief in the Academy from ownership and management and the addition of Loudoun United FC as a pipeline to get young players professional minutes, Griffin signing a Homegrown contract is a special day for the Academy, the Pathway to Pro (P2P) program and soccer in the DMV.” Top photo credit: TopDrawerSoccer.comPlease follow and like us:last_img read more

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RCB Bank makes progress on new location in Wellington

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 76 weeks ago Are there any plans for the building currently occupied? Or does Wellington gain another empty building downtown? Report Reply 0 replies · active 76 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — RCB Bank’s newest location in Wellington is developing on schedule within the building, but experiencing delays on the exterior due to winter weather and rain. RCB Bank broke ground on its new full-service banking facility, located at 1902 E. 16th Street, between Walmart and McDonalds in October 2018.“It has been great working with the City of Wellington on this project,” said James Weddington, RCB Bank Executive Vice President of Facilities Management. “Although we have experienced a few delays on the exterior of the building, we still feel that we will open as planned.”The almost 4,000 square foot banking center is set to open late in the second quarter of 2019, weather permitting. The facility will house RCB Bank’s newest service, the RCB instaBank, a 24/7/365 self-serve banking center that handles most transaction needs, plus two interior teller windows, five offices, three drive-thru lanes and numerous safety deposit boxes.last_img read more

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Gordon back up there

first_imgStuart Gordon with two staff members from The Relax Bar.After a few weeks of very indifferent play Stuart Gordon eventually found form with a good individual score of 38 points to claim the Trattoria Italiana voucher.The team prize went to Tim Mason, Giorgio Baccioli & John Bartley with a combined total (best two scores out of three) of 83 points.However the best result of the day was a hole in one recorded by Bill Hewitt on hole Mountain 4.  Sadly we do not have prizes for such events but I managed to find him a nice beer glass as a memento!Our lucky draw prize winners (donated by The Relax Bar) today were Joris Goetschalkx and Bill Hewitt.  Poetic justice for his hole in one?Next week we have a new sponsor on board providing a voucher for the lucky winner.  Anyone interested in joining us should give me a call on 087 091 7565 for more information. Phoenix Members G.O.L.F. SocietyThis being the last Tuesday of the month meant that our good friend Giorgio Baccioli once again donated the voucher for his wonderful restaurant Trattoria Italiana, situated near the bottom of Pratumnak Hill. On a beautiful, coolish daywe found we had odd numbers today so we split everyone into three-ball teams and played both an individual and team match.  With the course in superb condition and very few people playing, the pace was also excellent and we were finished by 4.00 pm. and on our way back at The Relax Bar.  Once there the staff and management treated us with their usual efficiency and pleasantness.last_img read more

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Man Utd boss Solskjaer says PSG win gives them hope at Camp Nou

first_img RELATED STORIES 11/04/2019 “No doubt about it [we can do it]. We are a goal threat, be it Rom [Lukaku] or Rash [Rashford] or whoever is playing up there, we have to create chances for them.” Upd. at 17:42 Solskjaer: “La actuación ante el PSG nos da esperanzas de remontar” “Of course the PSG performance away gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we know we are playing against probably the favourites for the tournament,” the coach said. United failed to muster a shot on target on Wednesday but there were some impressive individual performances. Young midfielder Scott McTominay caught the eye.  CEST “We played a good team. We know you have to defend a lot without the ball and you might be tired when you get the chance yourself. We go there with one thing in my mind: we have to score.” Man United 0-1 Barcelona: Shaw own goal gives Catalans edge Solskjaer, who was recently handed a permanent contract at the club, says that win will give his players belief next week but suggested Barca aren’t as likely to crumble as PSG did. center_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win against Paris Saint-Germain gives them hope of beating Barcelona next week but was also realistic about his side’s chances at Camp Nou.  @samuelmarsden United lost 2-0 at home to PSG in the last round but a 3-1 win in Paris saw them make it into the last eight against the odds.  A Luke Shaw own goal was the difference between the two sides on Wednesday as Barca won 1-0 at Old Trafford to take a slender advantage into next Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal second leg.  “He was fantastic,” Solskjaer added. “Every time he plays for us he is improving. He’s a great athlete, wins his challenges and is quick on his feet. He started settling us, to be fair.  IN SPORT.ES The Catalans are unbeaten in 30 matches at home in Europe and Solskjaer added: “It will be a greater achievement winning that one with the history of Barcelona. They are not used to losing at home. Sam Marsden Barca player ratings: Gerard Pique shines on return to Man Unitedlast_img read more

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Packed racing month

first_imgBy Ben HopePAKENHAM Racing Club chief executive Michael Hodge is looking forward to a bumper month of racing at the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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A memorable milestone for Elizabeth

first_imgThe family of a Pakenham woman celebrating a very special milestone were determined to not let the Covid-19 pandemic ruin…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

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APOEL ready for Rosenborg test in Champions League

first_imgAPOEL are in Norway to take on Rosenborg in the first leg of their third round Champions League qualifying clash on Wednesday night.After a routine 3-0 aggregate win over The New Saints of Wales, far more will be required from the Cyprus champions if they are to dispose of the Norwegian giants over two legs.APOEL go into the tie boosted by the double signing of Greek winger Giannis Gianniotas on loan from Olympiacos, who played for them last season from January, and veteran Belgian striker Igor de Camargo from Genk.The only slight concern is over full-back Zhivko Milanov, who was unable to start last Tuesday’s match and did not train towards the end of the week either. Other than that, manager Thomas Christiansen has a clean bill of health going into Wednesday’s encounter.APOEL’s head of communications, Nektarios Petevinos spoke to the press shortly before the side’s departure: “Rosenborg are very good at set plays and have a lot of quality up front. We have studied them enough to be prepared. In football, it is important to get a positive result in the first leg.”Rosenborg defender Jonas Svensson meanwhile gave his thoughts about the game to the club’s official website: “We must remember that the tie will be determined over two matches and that an away goal is hugely important to have going into the second leg,” he said, before adding that Rosenborg “are very strong at home”.APOEL go into the match on the back of last week’s 3-0 win over The New Saints, which saw them play at a much higher tempo than the 0-0 draw in Wales a fortnight ago.The Cypriots have played just two official matches, while Rosenborg’s domestic campaign has already begun having played 19 games so far.Kare Hedley Ingebrigtsen’s men thrashed Haugesund 6-0 over the weekend to maintain their six-point advantage at the top of the table.Rosenborg’s home form makes for uncomfortable viewing for APOEL. The Norwegians have won all nine of their league matches in front of their own supporters this season, while their last home defeat in the league came in May 2014, 35 matches ago.In Europe however, their last four games have resulted in three defeats and one draw in last season’s Europa League campaign.While they have lost their last six away group matches in European competition, APOEL have lost just one of their last seven Champions League qualifying games. Five have resulted in draws and their last victory came last season at the same stage as Wednesday’s game, incidentally against Scandinavian opposition in Danish outfit FC Midtjylland.However APOEL have a good record against Scandinavian teams in Europe. In eight meetings so far, they were eliminated just once, back in 1979.Given Rosenborg’s prolific attack, Christiansen may decide to abandon his much favoured 4-1-4-1 team formation for a more defensive 4-2-3-1 with Vinícius Oliveira Franco or Costakis Artymatas partnering Nuno Morais in the midfield holding position.The match will take place at the Lerkendal Stadion, which tends to gather around 15,000 supporters, and will kick off at 8.15pm Cyprus time.last_img read more

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AEL the only side to make perfect start

first_imgThe top of the table has an unlikely tenant after two games with AEL the only team to have made a perfect start to this season’s Cyprus football championship. Apollon and Omonia both dropped points over the weekend while newcomers AEZ Zakakiou remain unbeaten.Four teams (APOEL, Anorthosis, Ethnikos, Doxa) have played just one game, while last year’s runners-up, AEK, have yet to start a game as their fixture against Ethnikos Achnas was postponed following their Czech travel ordeal.It seems that AEL coach Pambos Christodoulou has managed to build a team that will challenge for honours this year, and this despite bringing in 16 new faces.Against Doxa they were by far the better side, taking a two-goal lead before the break through Savane and Mezga. Doxa’s Peralta pulled one back but de Souza made sure of the three points for the Limassol team with a goal 13 minutes from time.The moans have begun early at Omonia following their 2-2 draw against first division newcomers Angennisi, who played the whole of the second half with ten players.Even the team’s press spokesperson Christodoulos Christodoulou seemed to agree with the fans, saying that “the players need to wake up, our fans’ patience is wearing thin.”For a second consecutive game Omonia looked frail at the back, sorely missing a leader. They conceded two goals in the first half hour and it could have been worse had their young keeper Panayi not made a couple of excellent saves.Omonia’s Matt Derbyshire, the only bright star in the team so far, got both goals to salvage a point.Champions APOEL got off to a winning start as they defeated Ermis Aradippou 3-0.The scoreline somewhat flatters the champions, who were run rugged in the second half by an exuberant Ermis who were let down by poor finishing.Nuno Morias had given the Nicosia side a half-time lead, with APOEL scoring two more in the final ten minutes through Gianniotas and Efraim.The two local derbies between Apollon and Aris, and Anorthosis and Nea Salamina both ended goalless.Apollon did everything but score in their game against Aris who had their Brazilian goalkeeper Golz to thank as he pulled off a string of fine saves with the most impressive and crucial one coming in the sixth minute of added time.Anorthosis were slightly the better team against Nea Salamina but they created few chances and with the exception of midfielder Rayos it was evident that they sorely lacked quality.In the final game of the weekend, AEZ Zakakiou and Karmiotissa played out a goaless draw with both sides missing chances to win the three points.Doxa 1-3 AELAnagennisi 2-2 Derynia OmoniaApollon 0-0 ArisAnorthosis 0-0 Nea SalaminaKarmiotissa 0-0 AEZAPOEL 3-0 Ermislast_img read more

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