LIAT condoles with the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

first_img Share 162 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, January 14, 2015 – The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of LIAT (1974) Ltd has heard the tragic news concerning the loss of a number of lives, including school children, following the tragic accident in St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Monday.Chief Executive Officer David Evans said everyone at LIAT joins in extending deepest sympathies to the Government and people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines following the tragic accident.“It was with a deep sense of sadness that all of us at LIAT learnt of Monday’s accident. As you deal with this tragedy, please be assured that the entire nation in general, and those who were affected in particular, are in our thoughts.” Tweetcenter_img Share Share BusinessLifestyleTravel LIAT condoles with the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines by: – January 14, 2015last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (11-28)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresWednesday  (11-28)Girls BasketballJac-Cen-Del  44     Hauser  33Connersville  44     Union County  25Oldenburg Academy Freshman Basketball Team held onto a 22-21 victory at Rising Sun. Abe Streator led the team with 8 points including the game winning block at the buzzer. Frank Moorman added 5, Joe Suttman 5, and Nathan Schuman 4.OA will be in action on Monday night at South Dearborn.  Courtesy of Twisters Coach Eric Feller.The Batesville Bulldogs C-Team defeated The South Dearborn Knights 34-26. Batesville was led in scoring by Eli Pierson (10) and Ian Powers (8). Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img

New promoter brings great expectations to Central Arizona

first_imgCASA Grande, Ariz. – New promoter David Ellis has great expectations for Central Arizona Speedway.Ellis took charge of the 3/8-mile clay oval late last year. He quickly began getting the facility shipshape for the first appearance of the year by IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Casa Grande, during the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour.“I have a vision. I want Central Arizona to be one of the tracks in the country that people want to go to,” Ellis said. “When I jumped on this thing, there was a list of things I wanted to do.”A new speaker system for both the pit area and grandstand has been installed and new lighting put up in the pit and spectator parking areas.Ellis raced in a stock car class in his native state of Massachusetts before moving to Arizona in the mid-1970s. The former car owner describes himself as “an open-wheel guy” and builds sprint cars and midgets.He started a local micro sprint class designed for younger drivers and promoted a number of special sprint car events at Manzanita Speedway.“I like IMCA … they have a rules package that is designed to control costs,” Ellis said, noting that the Modifieds and Northern SportMods would complement other classes running at Casa Grande. “You have to do what you can to control costs or otherwise it’s going to be the guys with the money winning.”The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Central Arizona begins March 4 and ends in September.Most race dates are on Saturday nights. Both IMCA divisions are on the Sept. 1-2 Hank Arnold Memorial card at Casa Grande.Central Arizona is part of IMCA’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region for the Modifieds.last_img read more

La Liga announces fixtures as Spanish season re-start looms large

first_imgFC Barcelona will recommence their bid to defend the Spanish title on June 13 away to Real Mallorca, after a three-month pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Organisers La Liga, while announcing this on Sunday, also said Real Madrid will host Eibar on June 14. The season will however kick back into action with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on June 11.There will be fixtures for the following seven days, after June 14, with Barca hosting Leganes on June 16 and Real Madrid playing at home to Valencia on June 18.As in the Bundesliga, all La Liga matches until the end of the season will take place without spectators.The German competition had earlier in May become the first major European league to start up again after being disrupted by the pandemic.Barca were leading Real Madrid by two points after 27 matches when the campaign was postponed back in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Organisers have only released scheduling details for the first two rounds of fixtures.But La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirmed that there will be matches every day of the week until the season is completed on July 19.Tebas also gave details of a planned tribute to those who have died from the pandemic, whereby fans will be encouraged to make audio recordings of themselves applauding the victims.It will then be transmitted in the stadium and broadcast on television in the 20th minute of each match.“Fans make football so special and, as they cannot be in the stadiums, we have created this initiative so they can play a part in the return of the competition and show their support for the heroes of COVID-19,” Tebas said. “We want them to feel close to their clubs even though they will be in the stadiums making noise. This way, the players will also be able to hear the support of their fans.”The Spanish top flight is poised to be the second of Europe’s top five leagues to resume after the Bundesliga.England’s Premier League is re-starting on June 17 and Italy’s Serie A is kicking off again on June 20.Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Tags: Barcelona FCCOVID-19English Premier LeagueJavier TebasLeganesReal Malorcalast_img read more

Michu deal “well under way”

first_img The Spanish forward had a revelatory first season at the Liberty Stadium following his low-key arrival from Rayo Vallecano, but he was hampered by injury last term and managed just six goals in all competitions. Napoli, managed by Michu’s compatriot Rafael Benitez, have been long-term admirers of the 28-year-old and are understood to be keen on a year-long loan with the option of a permanent £8million to follow. Michu’s fitness issues last season mean the structuring of that deal could be a sticking point with Swans, and De Laurentiis admitted nothing concrete has been decided. “Some situations will begin to unlock in the first days of August. We are not only looking for the name, but a profile that is useful to the team and the coach,” he told Calcionews24. “Michu? Negotiations are well under way for months but there is still no agreement reached.” Another member of Swansea’s Spanish contingent, Pablo Hernandez, is the subject of interest from Qatari club Al Alarabi as the squad left behind by Michael Laudrup continues to be reshaped by Garry Monk. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims negotiations with Swansea over Michu are “well under way” but that no agreement has been reachedcenter_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ronnie recalls Robertson mauling

first_img O’Sullivan, looking for his sixth triumph in the event, soon found himself in trouble as Robertson took the opening frame with a 100 break before the Australian snatched the second with a 66 clearance after O’Sullivan missed a frame-ball black on 63. That became 3-0 before O’Sullivan finally showed what he was capable of with a 101 break in the fourth frame, but Robertson responded by reeling off the next three frames t o complete a 6-1 drubbing. Robertson, who will now go in search of his second Masters victory and first title since the 2014 Wuxi Classic, said on www.worldsnooker.com: “Beating Ronnie here is a really special achievement for me. “It was an amazing atmosphere. That’s why I wanted to have a crack at him in the World Championship final last year, because he’s the only player who can create that kind of atmosphere. “If you put pressure on someone in any sport they will make mistakes. You have to keep your foot down, you can’t let them back into the match.” Playing in his third Masters final in four years, Robertson now faces Murphy, who reeled off six successive frames to beat Allen. Allen looked in good shape to progress when breaks of 83 and 62 saw him take a 2-0 lead, but Englishman Murphy roared back in some style. He edged the third frame before winning the next five with breaks of 80, 83, 76, 102 and 60. Robertson continued his scintillating form at Alexandra Palace with a 6-1 win over O’Sullivan to seal a final showdown against Shaun Murphy. Murphy fought back from two frames down to beat Mark Allen 6-2 in the second semi-final and set up a repeat of the 2012 title match with Robertson, which the Australian won 10-6. Robertson will fancy his chances of repeating that success following his impressive demolition of O’Sullivan. The world number one , having produced what he described as one of the best performances of his career in beating Ali Carter 6-1 in the quarter-finals this week, was similarly ruthless as O’Sullivan suffered his first semi-final defeat in the competition after 10 successive wins. And O’Sullivan conceded after the match that Robertson had exposed his weaknesses, while admitting he sensed such a result was coming having been “scraping through matches”. O’Sullivan, who had won 15 consecutive matches coming into the semi-final and was looking to win a third straight title following his successes at the Champion of Champions and UK Championship, said: ” Neil played a great game and had me in lots of trouble. “I missed a lot of balls and made a lot of mistakes. I knew it was coming eventually because I’ve been scraping through matches. “The last time I played good consistent stuff was here and at the Welsh Open last season. Since then I’ve probably only played two good matches – the rest of the time I’ve just been digging in. Neil played well enough to expose my weaknesses – he took me apart.” The 39-year-old believes he can rediscover his old magic, though, adding: ” I’m not the player I was 18 months ago, but I think I can get it back by playing in more tournaments. “You can’t go missing for five or six frames, as I am doing. I had years of that, and it makes things tough.” Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted Neil Robertson “took him apart” as the defending champion was dumped out of the Dafabet Masters semi-finals in emphatic fashion on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Root’s composed 89 gives England 2-0 ODI series lead

first_img(REUTERS)-Joe Root’s composed 89 led England to an easy four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Lord’s yesterday.Pakistan recovered from a dreadful start, thanks to a century by Sarfraz Ahmed, to post a respectable total of 251 before Root and captain Eoin Morgan shared a third-wicket stand of 112 to lay the platform for the hosts to go 2-0 up in the series.England opener Jason Roy fell to the second ball of the innings, bowled by Mohammad Amir, but Root looked in complete control from the start while Morgan made a busy 68 including nine fours.Ben Stokes chipped in with 42 and although England lost wickets at regular intervals, they reached their target with more than two overs to spare.Pakistan slumped to two for three after winning the toss, Chris Woakes taking two wickets and Mark Wood one in a fiery opening burst by the England pace attack.Babar Azam and Sarfraz steadied the innings with a fourth-wicket alliance of 64 before Azam was bowled by Liam Plunkett for 30.Sarfraz played sensibly in the circumstances and found another reliable partner in Imad Wasim as the wicket-keeper hit six fours on the way to a second one-day international century before he was out for 105Wasim finished unbeaten on 63. Wood and Woakes took three wickets each.The third game in the five-match series is in Nottingham on Tuesday.last_img read more

Packing a punch: AJ joins William Hill global ambassador roster

first_img Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director August 6, 2020 Share Submit Share StumbleUpon William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Related Articles William Hill has announced the signing of unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua OBE, as its new global brand ambassador.The sporting icon has signed an initial one-year deal with the bookmaker and will feature in the company’s exciting new integrated advertising campaigns over the next twelve months.AJ will also appear in the firm’s social media and PR activities, promoting the William Hill brand in a fun, interactive and responsible way. Anthony joins William Hill’s current brand ambassador team, which already includes Sir Anthony McCoy, Kirsty Gallacher and Robbie Savage. The announcement comes as Joshua prepares to defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles against Alexander Povetkin in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. On the deal, Joshua said: “I am pleased to partner with William Hill. We are both leaders in our fields so it was only right to go ‘all in’ with them! They are promoting and marketing boxing to a huge audience outside of our industry which is something I am passionate about.  “It is important for me to work with brands who understand the journey I am on and the dedication it takes to become undisputed heavyweight champion. I have been really impressed with the team at William Hill and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership. “CEO of AJBXNG Freddie Cunningham said: “We are delighted to partner with such an established and forward thinking brand in William Hill. We have been really impressed with their activation plans for the next 12 months and how they would like to grow the partnership in to new territories.”William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock added: “Anthony Joshua is one of the leading sports personalities of his generation and he has achieved so much so quickly.  It’s exciting times at William Hill as we expand into the United States and we felt this was a perfect time to announce a global brand ambassador. “AJ is the ideal fit for the role and we believe he will help us grow and energise our brand as we join him on his journey to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

Don’t talk about Michael ‘Venom’ Page’s antics without addressing his skills

first_imgThe same narrative seems to accompany all of Michael “Venom” Page’s bouts during fight week — that said opponent will be a real test for him due to perhaps owning superior MMA skills over the undefeated phenom.Yet, the same results follow each time, as MVP goes out and passes those tests in spectacular fashion, injecting windows of dancing and other entertaining antics to supplement his chilling skills. MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearEven if MVP pulls off a convincing win against Daley and runs the table over the remainder of the Bellator welterweight World Grand Prix, he isn’t sure if that will finally silence detractors from saying his style overshadows his skills. But whether they come around or not, MVP is going to keep doing things his way.“I just have to be true to myself,” he says. “My style is me and it will always be me.” Substance over style is frequently evoked when people pick MVP’s opponents to beat him, as they put more stock in Page’s antics and dancing than his skills. As shortsighted and foolish as such criticism is, it’s an enough of a trigger point for Page to spew some “Venom.”“As annoying as it is for me to even say this and believe this, I genuinely feel that people are going to appreciate my skill when I’m no longer in the sport,” Page tells Sporting News, while leaning back in his chair at DAZN’s Lower Manhattan office on Tuesday. “They’re gonna be like, ‘Wow, he was off the chain’ when I’m no longer there to criticize. I genuinely feel it’s purely because they just don’t want to believe in the style because it’s so different, it’s so unusual. It’s like, ‘you’re supposed to do it this way’ and ‘what he’s doing doesn’t make sense.’”It might not make sense to some MMA purists, but MVP’s unorthodox style is wildly effective, as he’s able to regularly buy enough cage real estate to shimmy and shake, lulling opponents into a trance, before cleanly striking with everything from calculated fists to elbows and flying knees. Page wants his naysayers to understand that there’s a timed method to his madness when it comes to pulling off his hijinks, which he freestyles purely based on feeling.“The decoration that I add on is the dance moves and that’s a feeling when I know that I’m safe, when I feel like I got that person’s timing. But until that point, I’m very traditional in terms of my sport. I’m very basic,” Page says. “You don’t see anything come out as soon as the bell goes. I’m not doing the Running Man right away. When you start seeing all that stuff, please understand that I’ve won that fight already because I’m comfortable enough to then start doing that.”He adds: “It just means I’m good at my job because I’m able to create these pockets where I’m allowed to have these antics.”Page’s unpredictable style often leaves foes stuck on a forked road, with two different types of poison to choose from.“I’m able to frustrate people into standing still and while you’re standing still, I could do whatever the hell I want because you’re not attacking,” he says. “Or I’m able to frustrate people so much that they end up rushing into things and I end up pulling off these spectacular knees.”Entering this grudge match, Daley vows not to fall victim to Page’s wizardry, even saying that if MVP feels like dancing that he’ll sit back and let him dance, remaining patient and unbothered. Daley has also evoked the substance-over-style argument as a bullet point for why he’ll pummel MVP, even coming up with the analogy that Page is former boxer “Prince” Naseem Hamed in this fight and he’s Marco Antonio Barrera. The hardened warrior Barrera notoriously beat down on the flashier Hamed, handing the showman the first loss of his career back in an April 2001 unanimous decision.Page, unsurprisingly, doesn’t see that at all, laughing off Daley’s comparison as a method to psych himself up. However, the 31-year-old, who has fought in two professional boxing bouts, does liken himself to a different Sweet Science legend — none other than Floyd Mayweather Jr.On one hand, Page sees common ground with Mayweather in the way people try to undermine his greatness. In MVP’s case, it’s that his flashy fighting style won’t stand the test of time, even though he remains undefeated. A knock on Mayweather was always that he’d fight opponents when they were past his prime. Yet, he beat them all.“There’s always an excuse,” Page says.The other commonality is in the arena of combat itself, where Mayweather in the ring and Page in the confines of the cage are able to seemingly broker and buy space to create offense at will. Sharing those doctorates in space management is combat mastery that MVP doesn’t think people truly grasp. When Sporting News asked Page what impressed him about the retired, undefeated boxing legend the most, MVP showed he’s a student of the fight game by conjuring up a distinct memory of Mayweather back when he was still “Pretty Boy” Floyd.It was January 2005 and Mayweather was in the middle of fighting Henry Bruseles when he managed to overhear HBO commentator Jim Lampley ask his colleague, Roy Jones Jr., if he’s going with the New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC title game. For a second, Mayweather took his eyes off Bruseles, barked down at the announcers’ table “the Patriots,” before casually peppering his opponent with a stiff left jab.The moment still resonates with MVP to this day.“It’s being present in the fight, but also able to take in what’s going on around you,” he says about Mayweather’s ability and his own penchant for being able to pull off the same in the cage. “Just the fact that he heard the question says a lot about how skilled he actually is — to be able to be present enough to still be competent and safe in that fight, but I could pick up what you’re saying on the outside.”All promotion long, Daley has referred to Page as an “illusion” that he’ll dispel on Feb. 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, live and exclusively on DAZN. And MVP is in full agreement.“He’s absolutely correct … I am an illusion,” Page says. “When I’m in the cage, he’s going to see because every time he throws a punch and I’m not there, he’s definitely going to feel an illusion. Power only works when it lands. He’s going to be punching smoke for essentially 25 minutes.”center_img Page heard it entering his July 2016 bout against Evangelista Santos and responded with a flying knee that fractured the Brazilian’s skull. Santos retired; Page improved to 11-0.MORE: Join DAZN and watch Daley vs. Page at Bellator 216He heard much of the same chatter just over four months later against Fernando Gonzalez and wound up earning a split-decision win. Make it 12-0.The tired storyline hit a fever pitch at Bellator 200 last May in London, when MVP was pitted against MMA veteran David Rickels, who pretended to snatch Page’s heart out of his chest during their staredown on the promotion’s media day. MVP didn’t care for the cute gesture too much, clowning Rickels in the cage by doing the Harlem Shake, before obliterating his left eye with a perfectly timed overhand right. His face turned into a red faucet of blood, Rickels verbally submitted in the second round.The only thing missing from Page’s theatrics that fight was a Hadouken fireball straight out of Street Fighter, but you get the idea that if MVP could’ve gotten away with attempting to throw a faux one, he would’ve. Still, he thoroughly relegated Rickels to his nickname “The Caveman” for real — inadequate of surviving extreme conditions. Resume to 13-0.And now here we are, just a few days away from Bellator 216 on Saturday night, when Page faces rival Paul Daley, with critics once again declaring this as MVP’s greatest test yet and many of them expecting Daley to hand his fellow Brit his first loss. Leading up to the fight, MMA stars like Israel Adesanya and A.J. McKee have predicted Daley to leave the cage victorious.last_img read more

Johnny Manziel eyeing XFL team for comeback

first_imgManziel, who is still just 26, would like to be a part of that launch.“The biggest draw for me is having two XFL teams in Texas,” Manziel told the Chronicle while at the TRISTAR sports collectibles show at NRG Arena on Saturday. “I’m still young and in good shape. I’m looking at all opportunities to play.”The Houston team holds particular interest for Manziel, given its proximity to his old Texas A&M roots.“It’s a stone’s throw from College Station,” Manziel said. “A lot of Aggies drove from Houston to College Station. Houston’s a great city that’ll always be near and dear to me.”The Houston franchise also boasts a familiar face for Manziel. Head coach June Jones coached the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season when Manziel joined the club. The two got along well, although Jones already had an entrenched starter at QB, so he traded Manziel to Montreal. Manziel was released in February after CFL officials ruled he had “contravened” terms of his contract.Manziel caught on with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football in mid-March, but the league suspended operations a couple of weeks later. “I enjoyed every single day I had with Coach Jones. Being in his offense was the best part of each day, Manziel told the Chronicle.Selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel’s hard-living lifestyle and off-the-field issues led the team to release him in March 2016. Johnny Manziel, whose attempts to jump-start his fading football career have fizzled the past couple of years, is eyeing his fourth professional league, the XFL.The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner said he’d like to play for one of the two XFL teams in Texas, either in Dallas or Houston. The XFL’s reboot will debut in February 2020.last_img read more