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

Olympia Downtown Association Shares Ten Reasons To Shop Local

first_imgFacebook75Tweet0Pin0 Let’s aim to improve the economic health of your neighborhoods, your localities and your shopping corridors.Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy.Local independent shops invest more in your communities. Local businesses are proportionally more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial contribution to your community.Local shops sell great products at affordable prices. Some people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products available.Shopping locally saves you time and money. You travel less, saving on time and fuel.Shopping locally retains your communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this time with how they spend their money.Shopping locally retains your distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet changing population needs.Shopping locally saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of locally sourced goods that do not require long-distance transportation, helping to reduce our global footprint.Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily. This is especially important for the elderly, young people and others who rely on public transportation.Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants and other businesses.Customers can pledge to Think, Shop, Buy, Local and commit to patronizing businesses near where they live and work. Local stores employ your neighbors, pay taxes that support your schools and improve your roads, and contribute to local nonprofit groups.Together we can strengthen relationships that improve our quality of life. So next time before you make a purchase, Think, Shop, Buy, Local.*reprinted with permission by the National Main Street Centerlast_img read more

Brazil 2019 adds to Ecuador’s woes at Copa America

first_imgEcuador’s exit from the 2019 Copa America first round is the most recent episode of the team’s failure at the tournament.This, however, contradicts with other bright points, such as qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2002, 2006 and 2014 and the side’s historic third place spot at the U-20 World Cup held in Poland, reports Efe news.In its 2019 Copa America opener, Ecuador was defeated 0-4 by Uruguay and then it was handed a 1-2 loss by Chile and a 1-1 draw against Japan rounded off the disappointing campaign.Coach Hernan Dario Gomez of Colombia holds the lion share of the responsibility for the early exit.Others, meanwhile, blame the low level the national team has struggled with since the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Gomez led Ecuador to make its World Cup debut in 2002, but in this edition of the Copa America he failed for a third time, after 2001 and 2004.Under him, Ecuador kicked off its 2004 Copa America campaign with a 6-1 defeat to Argentina, a loss so bad the coach said that “it sacks coaches,” and then he proceeded to lose to Uruguay and Mexico by 2-1 on both occasions which resulted in his resignation.Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suarez led the team to the 2006 World Cup, but he left due to the bad results at the 2007 Copa America.Reinaldo Rueda, also from Colombia, steered the team to its third World Cup appearance in Brazil, but things did not work out well at the 2011 Copa America, held in Argentina, where he earned just one point.advertisementThen, Gomez gained momentum as he led Panama to make its World Cup debut in 2016 and was appointed as Ecuador national team coach with six months to go in Villacis’ mandate.The current Ecuador soccer federation’s administration presided over by Francisco Egas who took the helm in Jan, inherited the contract of Gomez, which was signed in July 2018.Some pundits consider that the current administration is unhappy with him.Egas, however, confirmed to Efe once he was in charge that he would respect Gomez’s contract, which expires after the 2022 World Cup.The official even said that talking about firing the coach in the middle of the Copa America was irresponsible, adding that these decisions are usually taken after the tournament.Across 28 Copa America appearances, Ecuador has collected as little as 16 wins, 23 draws and 82 defeats with a negative balance of 129 goals scored and 318 conceded.History books show that Ecuador on home turf clinched the fourth place at the 1993 Copa America under coach Dusan Draskovic of Montenegro.The current soccer scene indicates that several figures have started to lose their edge, such as Antonio Valencia, Gabriel Achilier and Christian Noboa.Bringing in new blood can be the solution by calling up some of the U-20 national team players with an eye on the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches which will get underway in March.Also Read | Argentina seal win against Qatar to advance to quarterfinals in Copa AmericaAlso Read | Copa America: Alexis Sanchez strikes again to take Chile into quartersAlso Seelast_img read more