By Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) president Shiv Persaud has described 2019 as a breakthrough year for the association since it was able to make advancements in the areas of playing representative cricket and generate more excitement with different formats of cricket. According to the Guyanese-born Persaud, “SCA was successful in brilliantly hosting the Kumar Rampat Cricket Academy from Trinidad and Tobago. This experience generated raving reviews on the talent of players on display from the visiting academy and generated impressive support from avid cricket lovers.Persaud, who made the remarks in his message to mark the 39th anniversary of the SCA, stated that “our youth players formed great friendship with the visiting academy players and created possibilities of playing cricket abroad in the future. We are thrilled at the response of this initiative and will explore our options to take our youths on tour in the near future.” Persaud also pointed to an unprecedented level of interest from prospective members wanting to become a part of the association. “This to us, along with the growth over the past four years is a huge acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication and commitment of the entire Executive board and the incredible support of our existing members. We will continue to ensure that the SCA remains an intriguing and coveted association to play organised cricket at the youth, women and open categories.”Boasting about other achievements, Persaud said “we were also successful in organising a women’s exhibition game at the invitation of the Guyana Independence Festival Committee. Our women displayed great skills and represented themselves exceptionally well. This past cricket season also saw many of our women players represent Canada at the national level.”The dynamic president said he was hoping that Cricket Ontario would schedule inter-league competitions in the future so that players across all categories of the SCA can have more exposure and experience competing against other players. “We are looking to put forward a better showing in the Canada Central T20 competition with our best players.”Persaud disclosed that the SCA is working with different councillors and the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation to have access to more indoor and outdoor cricket facilities. “We urge you, our members to write letters of support and reach out to your respective councillors as well to support us in this initiative. As we celebrate the success of our 2019 cricket season, we are also beginning the planning for our 40th Anniversary as a cricket Association. This is a milestone achievement for us and we are actively planning various activities to celebrate and look forward to your participation.” Persaud reiterated that “it is with great pleasure that we celebrate the success and individual achievements of our members on this glamorous evening to close the fourth decade while at the same time launching the fifth decade of cricket in Scarborough. It is truly a monumental achievement that we should all be proud of and celebrate together.“We are grateful to have supportive sponsors who continue to provide valuable contributions benefiting our youths and Women cricketers. We look forward to the continued commitment from our members, players, sponsors, supporters and executive board as we work together to achieve our common vision of making cricket a mainstream sport in Canada.”The SCA president extended hearty congratulations to all individual and team awardees on their accomplishments in 2019, pointing out that it was an honour and privilege to be leading the Scarborough Cricket Association at a time when it is making great strides in promoting and developing cricket in the community.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former West Indies captain Daren Ganga is of the view that the Caribbean side won’t get over England easily in the upcoming three-Test series, even though it has an exceptional pace-bowling unit.Ganga, a leading cricket commentator, said the lack of practice during the long break in the sport as a result of COVID-19 and the home advantage of the hosting side, will serve as disadvantage to the visitors.“It is going to be a huge challenge for the West Indies to retain this Wisden Trophy, and I say that because they lack match practice,” he said on i95.5 FM’s ISports programme here on Thursday, adding that players who had not been on the field for months before now, would need time to reach their optimal level of performance in international competition.Although acknowledging that the English cricketers had also been affected by the pandemic-forced hiatus, Ganga said they had the advantage of playing at home.“Playing against any England team in English conditions is always going to be a challenge because these are guys who are much attuned to the conditions,” said the retired right-handed top order batsman and part-time right-arm off-break bowler.“You’re hearing some new names that might be in the new setup for England – guys talking about reverse swing. That is something that the West Indies traditionally haven’t catered for and (they) haven’t played that type of bowling for quite a while.“Once the bowl starts to swing, I think it produces a different type of challenge to batsmen from the West Indies, because we’re accustomed to abrasive surfaces where the ball very rarely swings but you will get a little bit of lateral movement. So, it will test the technique of the batting unit.”On the positive side, however, Ganga said the Windies’ early arrival in Manchester at the beginning of this month to prepare for the series which will include a Test match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from July 8 to 12 and two others at Old Trafford, Manchester on July 16-20 and July 24-28, would serve them well.“I think it’s a real positive for a touring team to get a chance to be in a host nation to prepare for an upcoming series. I think that’s a positive for West Indies – having a chance to travel to England way before the start of the first Test match in July, to acclimatise with the conditions,” he said.“There’s been a lot of debate around teams now not having the opportunity when they tour to play warm-up matches to get themselves attuned to the conditions, get themselves possibly attuned to the particular format of the game that they’re playing.”Ganga also pointed to the psychological boost the West Indies could get from having a “very experienced bowling lineup that also has the confidence of winning the last Wisden Trophy against England”.“I think that confidence is going to do the West Indies very well because these are guys who have a good track record,” he said, making specific mention of Kemar Roach – the Man-of-the-Series with 18 wickets in the 2019 contest – who is now closing in on his 200th Test wicket mark.Roach, fellow pace bowlers Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel played key roles in last year’s 2-1 series victory in the Caribbean when West Indies lifted the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade.The quartet is included in the 25-man contingent that was selected in England, even though Gabriel, who is recovering from an ankle injury, is among the 11 reserves in that group.
9 months ago Sanjeev Rajput misses out on finals by a point at the World Cup 10 months ago Deepak Kumar earns 10th Olympic quota; India bag five medals WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 21st November, 2019 19:44 IST Manu Bhaker At 17: Breaking World Records, Winning Gold Medals And Gunning For Glory India’s latest shooting sensation Manu Bhaker won the gold medal at the 10m Air Pistol event. The young shooter continues to rake gold and break records. Also Read: Ritu Phogat Called ‘Female Khabib’, Says She’s Humbled With Khabib Nurmagomedov ComparisonManu Bhaker: Breaking records at willManu Bhaker became the youngest women to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. She also won Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Manu Bhaker’s 240.9 is also a Commonwealth Games record. She was India’s flag-bearer at the Youth Olympics and also became India’s first shooter and first female athlete to win Gold at the Youth Olympics.Also Read: Elavenil Valarivan Wins Gold In Women’s 10m Air Rifle At ISSF World Cup 2019Manu Bhaker: India’s biggest hopeManu Bhaker is India’s next big shooting sensation. Comfortable in both single and mixed events, India’s medal hopes would be on Bhaker to lead the country to glory. Having already won 11 gold and 1 silver in her career so far, Manu Bhaker is definitely set for big things in the future.Also Read: Manu Bhaker Leads The Way With Yet Another Gold At Shooting World Cup Finals In China First Published: 21st November, 2019 19:44 IST 9 months ago World Cup Shooting: Manu Bhaker misses final round by a point 9 months ago Manu Bhaker leads the way with yet another Gold at Shooting World Cup finals in China SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Manu Bhaker secures India’s 7th Olympic quota in shooting, misses medal narrowly COMMENT WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US LIVE TV Written By Young shooting sensation Manu Bhaker etched her name in history books at the ISSF World Cup Final 2019. The 17-year-old bagged India’s first gold medal at the tournament this year. Bhaker won the Women’s 10m Air Pistol category on Thursday.Also Read: World Cup Shooting: Manu Bhaker Misses Final Round By A PointManu Bhaker: The Gold keeps coming at the ISSF World Cup Final 2019Manu Bhaker become only the second Indian women shooter to win the gold at the10m Air Pistol in the ISSF World Cup after Heena Sidhu won gold in 2013. Bhaker also broke the junior world record with her total of 244.7. Yashaswini Jaswal, who was also competing in the 10m Air Pistol event, finished 6th in the final round. In the men’s 10m pistol event, India’s Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the final. Verma topped the qualifications with 588 while Chaudhary was 7th with 581. Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Manu and Rahi Sarnobat failed to qualify for the finals in the 25m Air Pistol event. Sreehari Menon
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Share StumbleUpon Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Related Articles Industry charity GambleAware launched its first trial advertising campaign to promote awareness of problem gambling. The online only pilot, which is targeted at people aged 16-24, will be released in the North West and North East of England on YouTube.Two adverts have been produced for the campaign: online and fruity, each with the purpose of encouraging conversation about problem gambling amongst young people. Recent GambleAware funded research found that while young people are the least likely to gamble, they are the most likely to be problem gamblers. Problem gambling is often dubbed the ‘hidden addiction’ with more than one in five people in the trial region admitting they’re more likely to lie about their gambling habits than drinking alcohol or smoking.Young people are often difficult to reach, with TV viewing habits amongst 16-24 year olds having dropped by 27% in 2016, an online campaign proved to be the best option to reach the target audience.Dr Jane Rigbye who is the director of commissioning (treatment and harm minimisation) at GambleAware, and specialises in young people and gambling said:“Our research shows us that young people are at particular risk of developing problems with controlling their gambling behaviour, making raising awareness of what constitutes problem gambling critical. We’ve worked to create these powerful ads that we hope will reach young people at that crucial crossroad and prompt them to seek help before their gambling habits become problematic.”As a precursor to the launch of the online campaign, the adverts were shown in a selection of cinemas across the UK prior to screenings of T2 Trainspotting. Share YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Submit
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan helps provide houses for those in need of shelter.The organization depends on contributions from the community to continue carrying out their mission. That’s why they’re gearing up for their annual fundraiser this week.‘Home is where the art is!’ will take place this Saturday evening at Art in the Loft. The fundraiser will include a night of food, entertainment, and all sorts of auction items for folks to bid on. Money raised will help support the nonprofit’s mission to provide a stable roof over peoples heads all throughout the Sunrise Side.“It really impacts our families and it gives us the ability to build more homes,” said Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Melching. “We’re in three counties… and we have lots of things on the horizon for spring in building projects, and this money will really help us get our feet on the ground and get some more families into some decent homes.”Tickets can be purchased at a number of local locations in Alpena, Alcona, and Presque Isle counties including Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Neiman’s Family Market, The Flour Garden and the Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville, and the Habitat ReStore. Tickets are also available at the door for purchase the night of the event. The fundraiser kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Plenty of great art and items are up for grabs. For more information, visit the Habitat for Humanity website.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ‘Home is where the art is!’, Art, auction, Fundraiser, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan, Homes, Live Entertainment, shelterContinue ReadingPrevious INSIGHTS: Young LGBTQ people in AlpenaNext 40 years of giving with the Christmas Wish List program at Alpena Community College
MORE: SN’s pre-preseason top 25 for 2019Is this just a formality before Clemson-Alabama V? After all, the Tigers and Crimson Tide have split the last four national championships. Which schools could get in the way? Who is going to win the Heisman Trophy?We like to predict things when football is in the air. With that in mind, Sporting News takes a crack at some early predictions for the 2019 season:Georgia-Notre Dame a Playoff elimination gameThat’s a huge game at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 21 — one that made the difference in the Bulldogs’ 2017 Playoff run. The winner of this game will be good shape for a similar run. We think there will be bigger consequences for the loser. The Bulldogs still have Florida, Texas A&M and Auburn in November. Notre Dame travels to Michigan and Stanford. The loser will not be part of the final Playoff conversation.The LSU-Texas winner will finish 11-1The Tigers and Longhorns hook up on Sept. 7 in Austin, and it’s a huge Playoff chip for both teams. LSU gets Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M at home this year and still would be in decent Playoff shape if they can’t overcome the Alabama hurdle. Texas has a negotiable Big 12 road schedule around the annual date with the Sooners on Oct. 12. We will have more on the Longhorns in a bit.Oct. 12 will be awesomeNot just because of my 40th birthday bash. That weekend features Alabama at Texas A&M, Oklahoma vs. Texas, Florida at LSU and USC at Notre Dame. The fallout from those games will be huge for different reasons. The Alabama-Texas A&M matchup should be a top-10 showdown regardless of what the Aggies do against Clemson on Sept. 7. Florida-LSU is always hot, and we outlined the stakes for Oklahoma and Texas. But Notre Dame-USC has a bigger step because we will learn what comes next for the Trojans.Clay Helton’s fate will be sealedLook at USC’s schedule. The first six weeks feature home games against Fresno State, Stanford and Utah and road games against BYU, Washington and Notre Dame. How hot will Helton’s seat be if the Trojans aren’t positive in that stretch, especially after a 5-7 season in 2018? The back half of the schedule is much-more friendly. Will that matter?Washington’s schedule will trendWashington should get a boost from Jacob Eason at quarterback, and much like last year, the Huskies will be a hot Playoff pick. The difference this year? Washington gets Oregon and USC at home, and the nonconference schedule (Eastern Washington, Hawaii, BYU) sets Chris Petersen’s team up to make a Playoff run like 2016. That schedule, however, is going to get picked at a lot (a la the 2017 season).MORE: Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma is a happy ending for everyoneJalen Hurts will thrive in OklahomaHurts will take the lessons learned at Alabama and put up big numbers in Lincoln Riley’s offense at Oklahoma. That will give him a chance to be a quarterback in the NFL. We like the fit, and the graduate transfer will be on the fringe of the Heisman discussion. Hurts, however, will not be able to prevent our next prediction from coming true.Texas will win the Big 12Yep, we’re coming right out with it. Tom Herman and the Longhorns will take the momentum from last year’s 10-win season and Sugar Bowl victory against Georgia to win the Big 12 championship. The Longhorns already took the first step with an excellent 2019 recruiting class. It might take a split with Oklahoma to get there, but Sam Ehlinger leads the Longhorns to the next step toward a Playoff race. They will have competition.The Gators will be 7-1 when they play UGAFlorida has a blockbuster opener against Miami, then Tennessee and Auburn before back-to-back road games against LSU and South Carolina before the matchup against the Bulldogs. Dan Mullen built a bunch of momentum in Gainesville last season. If they beat Georgia this season, the Gators will represent the SEC East in Atlanta.Bama will go 12-0 againNick Saban would love to hear this in April. The Crimson Tide have lost just three regular-season games in the last five years. Alabama travels to South Carolina and Texas A&M this season — the only two places where the Crimson Tide have not won by at least 28 points under Saban. Saban will talk a lot about “internal scoreboards,” but Alabama will not flinch on the road to another SEC championship appearance. Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy will be just as good on offense, and the defense will improve. Of course, they will have familiar company.Clemson will average 50 per gameClemson’s offense will take a run at a season like Florida State had in 2013, when it averaged 51.6 points per game with Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston on the way to a national championship. FSU scored more than 40 points in 11 of 12 regular-season games. The Tigers’ offense isn’t just about quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Running back Travis Etienne and receivers Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins also are All-American candidates.MORE: Clemson has crossed blue blood line for good under SwinneyJustin Fields will be a Heisman finalistThat’s a risky pick given the Georgia transfer has yet to take a snap in Columbus, but we feel Fields’ talent will fit first-year coach Ryan Day’s scheme to a tee. Fields might not put up the same passing numbers as record-setter Dwayne Haskins, but he will make up for that with his legs.Michigan will be 10-1 (again) for The GameWe will have the same conversations about the Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh will negotiate another tough schedule to keep Michigan in contention, but the Wolverines must avoid early hurdles against Army and Wisconsin before a probable “White Out” against Penn State. The Wolverines get Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State at home. It might take a sweep of those three to get Michigan in the Playoff, but the game against the Buckeyes will be the biggest referendum for the program once again. Can Harbaugh finally win The Game?Scott Frost will get eight (maybe nine) winsWe predicted Nebraska would win eight games last season, but Scott Frost couldn’t get the program to a bowl game. What lesson did we learn? We’ll say Nebraska can get to eight — maybe nine — wins this year. The Huskers should be 4-0 when the Buckeyes visit Lincoln on Sept. 28, and they will be in the Big Ten West hunt when Wisconsin and Iowa visit in November. If we miss, then we will go for Round 3 next year.Mack will get UNC back to a bowl gameMack Brown’s return to UNC is one of the most intriguing storylines of the 2019 season. The first half of North Carolina’s schedule is brutal. The Heels have nonconference games against South Carolina and Appalachian State and also face visits from Miami and Clemson. Look for the them to improve as the season progresses. The bar for winning the ACC Coastal was low last season. If UNC can steal a few wins early, they’ll have a chance to make it to Charlotte.The Heisman finalists are …Tagovailoa, Lawrence and Fields. Ehlinger, Hurts and Jake Fromm will be on the outside looking in. MORE: Best should-have-been Heisman winnersThe Playoff teams are …Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Texas. If there was a way to get Alabama-Clemson V out of the way in the semifinals, that’d be even better with the drama around Zach Smith and Herman last season. Texas-Ohio State would be fantastic. If we could get three disclaimers in March, then we’d use the following: Michigan or Penn State could take Ohio State’s spot; Oklahoma could take Texas’ spot; and two SEC teams can get in the Playoff again, given the number of top-10 teams the conference fields. That’s the Playoff field we are looking at, and we are sure we need the disclaimers.Saban wins No. 7It’s going to be fitting that Saban passes Bear Bryant for the most national championships in New Orleans, where Bryant won his last national title at the 1980 Sugar Bowl. Alabama will continue the trend of alternating national championship seasons in the CFP era, and there’s a good chance Clemson will be on the other sideline. Eight-team Playoff talk will rage on and Ohio State, Texas and a few others will challenge, but these are the two best programs in the country. Alabama gets back on top again after Saban goes back to a tried-and-true approach with his coaching staff. Everyone knows this is March, but there’s always college football in the air.Spring football kicks off across some college football campuses this week, meaning the sixth year of the College Football Playoff era is underway.
NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies want to move Andre Iguodala for first-round pick “I loved playing with Boogie,” Davis said. “Obviously, we didn’t want it to end. … Now we have the opportunity to reunite in a great situation.”Cousins revealed earlier this week the two had discussed reuniting.“Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.” He’s happy he got traded. He’s confident about the Lakers’ title chances with all the roster changes. And he’s excited to play with DeMarcus Cousins again.”My goal is to bring a championship here with the team that we have.” – @AntDavis23https://t.co/ggEbcLQmpt— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 13, 2019Here’s what we learned from Davis’ first comments as a Laker:Davis is happy he got tradedIt was the biggest question of the offseason: Will Davis stay with the Pelicans, or will New Orleans grant his trade request? The Pelicans and Lakers had been engaged in negotiations before the trade deadline in February, but they failed to agree on a deal. Related News Rob Pelinka on expectation for Lakers next season: ‘Anything short of a championship is not success’ Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on missing out on Kawhi Leonard: ‘You just don’t look back’ Los Angeles officially introduced Anthony Davis as a member of its franchise Saturday as he made his first comments as a Laker on a “history-shifting day.”Introduced by general manager Rob Pelinka as “the most dominant young basketball player in the world,” Davis made three things clear: Months later after the season ended, the Pelicans made it a priority to move Davis as they reached a deal with New Orleans. The Lakers acquired the six-time All-Star in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks.Davis explained the uncertainty of his future was the hardest part of the trade, but also revealed he’s excited to be in Los Angeles with LeBron James.”When it was announced that I was being traded, I wouldn’t say it was a sigh of relief, it was just something that I thought about for a long time,” Davis said. “Obviously, it was tough for me to leave a city I’ve been playing for for seven years, but when I found out I was getting traded to the Lakers, I realized it was an unbelievable opportunity for me to be here.”Davis went on to explain how he found about the trade — through Instagram because he missed his agent’s call.”I was watching a movie and my agent called me,” Davis said. “In the middle of a movie I don’t like to answer my phones and texts and then he called me again and so I kind of like hid it and then I was like wait, let me call him back. When I called him back, it went straight to voicemail. And so me being a 26-year-old I went straight to Instagram and that’s when I saw it.” Davis is confident about Lakers’ rosterThe Lakers wanted to land another star in free agency to complement James and Davis, so they targeted Kawhi Leonard. But Leonard ended up signing with the Clippers, instead, which resulted in the Lakers signing and re-signing a number of players. Davis expressed how excited he is about the players the Lakers added, while also sharing how much confidence he has in his new team. “It’s going to be fun,” Davis said. “I’m excited about it. I think the league has grown, I think it’s better. All the players teaming up and kind of spreading that talent throughout the league — it’s going to be a fun season. I like our roster, I like every player that we have. From one through 14, and so I’m excited about it.L.A. signed DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook and Avery Bradley. They also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and JaVale McGee.”I’ll put our roster up against anybody,” Davis added. “I feel like in a seven-game series, we’ll come out victorious.”Davis can’t wait to play alongside Cousins againThe pair played together for the Pelicans for part of two seasons after Cousins was traded to New Orleans from Sacramento in 2017. Their run was cut short when Cousins ruptured his Achilles midway through the 2017-18 season and eventually signed a small, 1-year deal with the Warriors that offseason.And now they have an opportunity to do it all again.
According to the French media, ambitious Olympique Marseille plans to bring the captain of BiH national team representation, Edin Dzeko.In the just completed winter transfer period, French giant bought Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra in hope that they will help the club to win a championship that they have been waiting since 2010.The current coach Rudi Garcia knows Dzeko since the time they were both in Roma and this is the argument that media is using when saying that our striker will probably start to play for the French club.Moreover, the club from Marseille requires an adequate replacement for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who has to return in Swansea.To recall, Dzeko has recently refused a wide variety of offers by Chinese, but how realistic is that he will leave Roma, for whom he scored 22 goals in 31 games, it is difficult to imagine.(Source: klix)
On Nov. 17, 2o12, Barbara Jon’s at 104 N. Washington Ave. in downtown Wellington, opened for business. So on Monday and Tuesday of this week Barbara Jon’s will offer a promotion to its customers. All merchandise will beÂ 20 percent off for one item per purchase.