iBET Supreme FIFA 20 League of Champions under way

first_img–exciting matches expectedTHE iBet Supreme FIFA 20 ‘League of Champions’ eSports Tournament got underway on Saturday night with two thrilling encounters, one of which included Caribbean Table Tennis Men’s Singles bronze and U-21 Men’s silver-medallist, Shemar Britton.The tournament, which will see over $100,000 up for grabs, will run over two weeks, with competitors battling out on the Playstation 4 platform.The opening game saw Marvin Johnson (Liverpool FC) facing Akil Harper (FC Barcelona) and coming out victorious with the score at 3-2. Meanwhile, Britton (FC Barcelona) took on Jonathan Hutson (Manchester City FC) and that match finished at 2-2.The tournament is presently at the Round of 16 stage and will see participants playing home and away fixtures with the aggregate (away goals rule) deciding the winner.Marvin JohnsonPersons who are interested in looking at the matches can check our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iBetSupreme/ where we will be streaming all the games.Meanwhile, iBet’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Dustanni Barrow noted; “We had two competitive games, especially the second one, and we are looking forward to the games tonight (Sunday night), we had a bit of a difficulty streaming the live videos but we have fixed that and we are at the green light for tonight’s fixtures. Everybody is excited so far and iBet is happy to bring this new form of entertainment during this time, and we continue to encourage people to stay at home and take all the necessary precautions needed to fight the Covid-19.”Winner of the event will pocket $50,000, two pennyweights of gold, a trophy, a case of Monster Energy Drink and a special Church’s Chicken Meal. Meanwhile, the second place finisher will collect $25,000, a case of Monster Energy Drink and a Church’s Chicken meal.On the other hand, the third place finisher will receive $15,000, a case of Monster Energy Drinks as well as Church’s Chicken meal.Sponsors of the event are Banks DIH, under their Monster Energy Drink; Church’s Chicken, A&A Gamespot, Smoke Shack and NCN, who will be streaming the semifinals, the third place game and the final.iBet League of Champions FIFA 20 eSports TournamentDay 1 ResultsMarvin Johnson: Liverpool 3-2 Akil Harper: FC Barcelona (First Leg)Shemar Britton: FC Barcelona 2 – 2 Jonathan Hutson: Manchester City (First Leg)Day 2 Fixtures (April 26)Match 3: 7:00PM- Tariq Dakhil (Juventus) vs Lorenzo Forde (PSG)Match 4: 7:30PM- Dane Haynes (FC Barcelona) vs Emuwnah Pross (Real Madrid)Match 5: 8:00PM- Vance Validum (Liverpool) vs Travis Hart (FC Barcelona)Match 6: 8:30PM- Carlton Cummings (FC Barcelona) vs Tevin Bremner (Liverpool)Match 7: 9:00PM- Akeem Allicock (FC Barcelona) vs Osase Barclay (Juventus)last_img read more

CWI refutes claims of abandoning injured player

first_img(CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has refuted claims by former bowler Shaquana Quintyne that she was abandoned by the region’s governing body for cricket after being injured three years ago.CEO Johnny Grave on Tuesday night described her allegations, levelled in an interview with the Barbados Today online publication here, as “hugely disappointing and … massively damaging to our reputation”.Far from leaving Quintyne to fend for herself after she sustained a “dreadful” injury during a West Indies Women’s training camp at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua in 2017, Grave said CWI footed the bill for her surgeries.The 24-year-old former Barbados and West Indies cricketer recalled that the cruciate ligaments in her right knee tore when she dived to stop a ball while fielding at extra-cover during a practice session.The devastating injury brought the right-arm leg-spin bowler’s promising international career to an end, and she claimed that although the incident occurred while she was a contracted player, CWI had abandoned her.However, Grave denied that was the case and described the Barbados Today article as “misleading”.“It’s hugely disappointing for me to read a story that is so far removed from the truth,” he said on the Mason and Guest radio programme, insisting that CWI had gone to great lengths to care for West Indies players.“I’ll refute it in the strongest possible terms. We have provided enormous financial support and medical support for Shaquana…. I won’t go into details but it is fair to say we have provided significant financial assistance and medical support and paid huge sums of money for her to try and get her career back and get back to full fitness.”However, Grave did admit that the injury sustained by the young cricketer, who made her debut for the West Indies in 2011 when she was just 15, was one from which it is extremely difficult to return to full fitness.“A cruciate knee ligament injury is one of the worst any sportsperson can get. And, therefore, to come back from injury like that she had to do more than one operation. A horrible situation for her – one that you would never want any player to go through in one’s career,” he said.“She required multiple operations and CWI paid for those operations. That’s a fact.”Grave pointed out that while there was no insurance policy in 2017 that would have covered Quintyne’s injury, as there is now, CWI dealt with the-then 21-year-old as if such a policy was in place.Quintyne had also complained that she lost her contract a few months after the injury, after having scored 482 runs and taken 35 wickets in 40 ODIs and playing 45 T20 matches in which she amassed 182 runs and took 39 wickets for the regional team.“She did get injured and when it came to awarding the new 15 contracts to players she wasn’t part of that 15,” Grave acknowledged, although stressing that CWI still continued to take care of Quintyne, paying her for 52 weeks after the injury.Quintyne told Barbados Today that she has filed a lawsuit against CWI, but Grave said while there had been exchanges with her representatives previously there had been no discussion in over a year.“Certainly, we’re not aware of any legal action filed by her or on her behalf,” he said.Quintyne played her last International match against India at the Vijayawada Stadium in November 2016.She said she is making preparation for life after cricket, with the hope of becoming a personal trainer at some point.“In that way, I will still be associated with sports and will be making a contribution to persons who are playing some form of sports or those who are just interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle,” she told Barbados Today.That, Grave said, was the “only positive” he had taken from the article.“It sounds like she’s recovered from her injury and is making the transition to the new career,” the CWI CEO said.last_img read more

Coe and IAAF behaviour ‘inhumane’: Gatlin’s agent

first_imgJustin Gatlin.– ‘The legend is OK with it’ –Nehemiah, who won the 1984 Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, said Coe and the IAAF should be more gracious and accept their rules allowed athletes like Gatlin to get a chance at redeeming themselves.“Lord Coe’s a part of the IAAF who set the rules, who set out the punishments, and when you serve the punishment you are supposed to be reinstated, which these athletes who have offended and abused some of these rules have, and if you don’t want them in you should change the rules,” said Nehemiah.“You don’t allow them in and then still condemn them,” said the 58-year-old.Coe has always been a hardliner on doping, believing second time offenders like Gatlin should have life bans — however that view has fallen foul of the legal system when athletes have gone to court to challenge such punishments.Gatlin — who reacted to the crowd’s booing of his victory by placing a finger to his mouth — served a four-year ban from 2006-10, reduced from eight years and also served a prior ban whilst a student, although that was also reduced as it was ascertained that he had taken medication for his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).Nehemiah, who missed out on his chance of an Olympics due to the US boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow over the invasion of Afghanistan, said if Bolt could accept graciously that Gatlin was justified in being there, then it should be good enough for anybody.“If it’s good for Bolt it should be good enough for everyone else,” said Nehemiah, who observed that when Gatlin competed and won bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London he was not booed.“If the king, the legend is OK with it we should all be OK with it.”Share on: WhatsApp Athletics chief Sebastian Coe.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF’s treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is ‘inhumane’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’, the athlete’s agent told the BBC in a blistering attack.British athletics legend Coe — a two-time 1500m Olympic champion — had told the BBC on Sunday two-time drugs cheat Gatlin’s victory in the sport’s most high profile event in London, which was watched by over eight million viewers in Britain, was not the ‘perfect script’.Gatlin, 35, had been loudly booed throughout the 100m rounds and the verbal abuse was ratcheted up a few notches when he won the final, denying Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt a 12th world title in his last individual final. The 60,000 plus spectators jeered Gatlin whilst chanting bronze medal winner Bolt’s name as if he were the champion.Coe — who had said prior to being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) he felt ‘queasy’ about dopers returning and winning titles — remarked he wasn’t very excited about the prospect of placing the gold medal around Gatlin’s neck.“I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes,” said the 60-year-old.However, Gatlin’s agent Renaldo Nehemiah, a former 110m hurdles world record holder, was scathing about Coe’s remarks.“I take offence to, with all respect, Lord Coe,” he told the BBC.“I don’t condone doping but Justin Gatlin is not the poster child for it.“He’s done his time, he plays by the rules, the IAAF reinstated him. They said if you come back we should accept that.“So to put a narrative out that it’s just Justin Gatlin and he’s the bad guy, it’s really not fair.“It’s inhumane. It’s unsportsmanlike.”last_img read more

Sixers’ Embiid has surgery to repair broken orbital bone

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid was injured when guard Markelle Fultz accidentally head-butted him while diving toward the basket Wednesday against the New York Knicks. The 7-footer immediately went to the floor and remained there for several minutes before eventually getting helped off the court.Embiid also suffered a concussion and remains in the NBA’s concussion program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Sixers clearly need their big man if they’re going to make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid leads the team with 22.9 points and 11 rebounds in 63 games, helping Philly clinch its first playoff berth since 2012. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, lies not he court after an injury during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid had surgery Saturday to repair a broken bone around his left eye.The team says there is no timetable for Embiid’s return. He is scheduled to have a post-operative examination late next week, and further updates will be provided then.ADVERTISEMENT Nash, Kidd, Allen, Hill in 13-member Basketball Hall of Fame class Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more

Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In his second season in Japan, the 5-foot-2 (1.58-meter) attacking midfielder scored eight goals, helping Consadole to a fourth-place finish in the top flight — a record high for the club.He was selected to the J-League XI, becoming the first Southeast Asian player to earn the honor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Thailand’s midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup round of 16 soccer match between Thailand and China in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League. The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)TOKYO — With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip Songkrasin’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League.The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian Wells: Serena Williams, Simona Halep win; Sloane Stephens ousted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Last year, Chanathip’s Thailand teammates Teerasil Dangda and Theerathon Bunmathan played in the J-League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Vissel Kobe.Thailand captain Teerasil returned to Muangthong following the completion of his loan deal, but Theerathon is continuing to play in the J-League with Yokohama F Marinos.Newly promoted Oita Trinita, meanwhile, has acquired Thai midfielder Thitipan Puangchan on loan.Chanathip has given the profile of the Japanese league a huge boost in his homeland, where he was a star at Thai powerhouse Muangthong United.Thai TV viewership of J-League broadcasts hit an all-time high in 2017 when a match between Consadole and the J-League’s Kawasaki Frontale drew an estimated 400,000 Thai TV viewers, outperforming a broadcast of popular domestic side Buriram United.The J-League hopes its success in Thailand can be duplicated in other Southeast Asian countries, where broadcasts of the top European leagues dominate ratings.Murai has praised Chanathip for his success with Sapporo and promotion of the league in Thailand.“I was surprised when a video of Chanathip’s first practice in Sapporo attracted 3 million viewers, more than the entire population of Sapporo,” Murai told local media. “He has made a huge impact on the J-League.”While he’s completely focused on helping Sapporo achieve its goals, Chanathip said he’s keeping an open mind about his future prospects, including the possibility of one day playing on soccer’s biggest stage.“If I get a chance to play in Europe, I’d be happy to take on a new challenge,” Chanathip said. “Japanese football is very fast and physical,” Chanathip said in a recent interview. “Players here are very disciplined, so if more Thai players come to Japan, they will be able to learn a lot and become better football players.”While playing in a more competitive league has helped Chanathip raise the level of his game, it has also helped promote the J-League overseas. Nearly 1.5 million people attend soccer matches every year in Thailand and Japanese soccer officials are eager to gain a foothold there. With the recent signings of players such as Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Fernando Torres, the J-League is bidding to raise its international profile in the region after a period when the Chinese Super League grabbed most of the headlines for its record-breaking signings and transfer deals.During the 2017 season, the Chinese authorities introduced a 100 percent tax on the signing of foreign players for a fee of more than $7 million in a move to increase opportunities for young local players. At the same time, the limited on the number of foreign players that could be selected for a game was reduced from four to three for each team.While Chinese soccer appears to be inching back from a foreign influx, the J-League, long considered the most professional competition in the region, is stepping forward.“We want to create interest in our league not only in Japan but in Asia and around the world,” J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai said. “With players like Chanathip we feel we are well on the way to achieving those goals.”Since 2017, the J-League has permitted each team to sign one player from an Asian Football Confederation nation outside of the existing foreign player quota.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Gilmore claims another Bike Club victory

first_imgHowever, before the mountain bike championships, the Club will hold another Wednesday evening mountain bike race, beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as Thursday’s Toony cross, also starting at 6:30 p.m. Placing second in the race was Richard Howes as he crossed the finish line with the stop clock reading 1:19:27, while Vancouver’s Jason Kaempffer rounded out third with a time of 1:22:47.Roger St. Jean was the first to finish the event’s abbreviated two lap ‘short creek loop’, doing so at 1:21:03.Tate Haugan won the ‘Roger’s Revenge’ circuit on the day, finishing the race with a time 1:04:54, while Barb Polehoykie finished first in the one lap short course, doing so at 45:00.- Advertisement -It’s a big week for the Blizzard Bike Club and its members, as this Sunday, September 23, the Club will be racing in the 18 club mountain bike championship in a ‘Cactus Thriller’, which will be ridden on the cactus trails.Five time champion Pat Ferris will not be taking to the trails this year, as he is recovering from an injury.Sunday’s race begins at 2 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

NPSS Senior Boys soccer team takes first in Prince George tournament

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School Boy’s Soccer team was in Prince George over the weekend taking part in the Westside Warriors tournament.In round robin play, the seniors boys team defeated Kelly Road 9-2, host Westside 8-0, and Fort St. James 9-0. Heading into the final, the team faced a tough opponent in Duchess Park. Tied up until the 45th minute, it was Curtis Carroll who scored to put NPSS up 2-1 against Duchess, and the team held on for the win and first place in the tournament.Uzoma Duru and Noah Mohningher were named Tournament All Stars from the team. Gage Adkins took the tournament’s Top Goalie award, while Rui Vale was named top forward. Defender Mitchell Linley was the tournament MVP for his excellent overall play.- Advertisement -Coach Ryan LeClair says that the tournament was incredibly exciting, especially after the team beat Duchess Park for the win, as it was the first time they were able to best the team.last_img read more

November sale of petroleum and natural gas largest in bonus bids this year.

first_imgYesterday’s sales total was also ten million dollars more than the last five months combined, and it pushed the year-to-date total up to 217 point five million, more than 78 million ahead of the full 2012 total. It also leaves the current eleven month total only about five million below the full 2011 calendar year total, and barring a disastrous December sale…this year will be the best one, of the last three years. There were only nine parcels purchased yesterday, with just over 12 thousand hectares—five leases and four drilling licenses—and as a result the average per hectare price was a gaudy 4 thousand 522 dollars.- Advertisement -That’s more than ten times the October sale’s, average price per hectare, and unofficial records show you need to go back to October of 2009, to find a better one. That was a 62-parcel, 370 million dollar sale, and the average price per hectare was the second highest in BC history at 5 thousand 625 dollars.The next sale is scheduled for December 11th.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has slammed those who have accused him of living it up in a five star hotel in Ethiopia.Speaking from the war-thorn region, the Donegal TD said the trip has been the most humbling in his life.And he slammed those who accused him of enjoying a junket with four other TDs from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Deputy MacLochlainn told Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty that he was disappointed with the ‘disgusting journalism’ of recent days.He said that because of the threat all visiting parties were advised to stay in certain hotels for their own safety.“We didn’t stay in a five star hotel. We stayed in a hotel similar to the Mount Errigal Hotel. And we will be staying in a very basic hotel in a couple of days.“This has been the most humbling experience of my life. It has been deeply, deeply moving. “I’m not here to stay in a fancy hotel. I’ve travelled for five hours across dirt roads to get where I am. I’m not here for a holiday.“Every Foreign Affairs committee has a legal responsibility to oversee – the issue is completely and utterly wrong. There is a conflict here. There were security checks.“If people think we should stay I Ireland then I would not subscribe to that. I would speak out against junkets to places that is of no benefit.“€36 million of Irish taxpayers money was spent on overseas development – we are ambassadors on behalf of Ireland. We have a massive reputation overseas and we punch about our weight.“I am here to let them know that Ireland will not let them down,” he said. MACLOCHLAINN’S FURY OVER FIVE STAR HOTEL CLAIMS was last modified: November 15th, 2011 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:ETHIOPIAPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal representative of the TUI attending the Annual Congress in Galway has said teachers in the county will take industrial action if the Government continues to implement pay cuts on teachers.Joanne Irwin, chairperson of the Donegal branch of the TUI is part of a delegation of 15 members of the Co. Donegal TUI Branch attending the Teachers’ Union of Ireland conference in Galway.She said “I wish to state that the Donegal TUI branch was at the forefront of ensuring that members voted no in the ballot of members on the recent Labour Relations Proposals. “At Congress the branch highlighted that government has repeatedly broken promises which has left members feeling angry and outraged.“It was pointed out that TUI members have already given significantly in pay, pension levies and working conditions, a fact that is continually ignored by both government and commentators.“A motion was passed this morning at Congress condemning the government for its failure to implement a progressive taxation system which would be a fairer way of recouping the savings required.“The union decided that if the government unilaterally implement the LRC Proposals it will engage in industrial action up to and including strike action.”  DONEGAL TEACHERS SAY THEY WILL STRIKE IF NECESSARY was last modified: April 3rd, 2013 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:INDUSTRIAL ACTIONTUIlast_img read more