Three Ireland’s EStars welcomes Lucozade as partner

first_imgThree Ireland’s Estars has announced its partnership with Lucozade Energy to assist with delivering the tournament, both online and on the road.The partnership, which has been set as a two-year deal, will see Lucozade become the official soft drinks partner of the league – which is hosted and organised by Three, the telecom and internet provider.This partnership will be debuted at Three Ireland’s EStars League, which commences on March 14th at Dundalk’s Oriel Park. The league will see up-and-coming competitors face off against each other in League of Legends in an attempt to win €20,000 (£17,814.77) and a trip to Las Vegas.The top four teams that advance from the league will battle it out in the Finals at Dublin’s 3Arena on May 13, which will see guests including F2 Freestylers and Prodijig. The league was open to any Ireland resident who is aged 13 or over prior to the February 14th cut-off point.Mags Byrne, Three Ireland’s EStars said the following about the partnership: “We are delighted to partner with Lucozade Energy, a company that matches our vision in providing the growing Irish gaming scene with the stage it deserves. With the League set to launch in just over a week, we know Lucozade Energy will preserve everyone’s stamina, right up the Finals in the 3Arena in May.” Aoife McGuigan, Marketing Manager, Lucozade Energy added: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with Three Ireland EStars. It’s a really exciting time for the Lucozade Energy brand and this is a perfect fit”. The teams who will compete in the league are made up of the nine League of Ireland football teams and a specially made team owned by Three. Here’s the list of teams involved: Dundalk, Bohs, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo, Bray, Limerick, St Pats, Cork, Derry, and Team Three.Esports Insider says: Lucozade hasn’t embraced esports as much as some other sports and energy drink brands, so it’s cool to see it getting involved with a league that supports amateur competitors. Especially those in our neighbouring Ireland. We remain intrigued to see how this league unfolds especially with the likes of Big Betty involved.last_img read more

L.I.F.E. Conference helps inspire students with disabilities for life after high school

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Area high school students with disabilities participated in a learning independence from experience (L.I.F.E.) Conference on Thursday morning at Alpena Community College.It’s the first year on the Sunrise Side that the Northern Michigan Disability Network put on this event which features inspirational and informative speakers. L.I.F.E. Conferences have been occurring for the past 15 years in Michigan. Students from Alpena, Alcona, and Montmorency County attended.The conference aims to teach skills for adapting to life after high school. Keynote speakers talked about skills like finding employment and housing, keeping good finances, and skills like building good relationships.“All these skills will go into, hopefully, most of these students being able to get employment and be as independent as they can,” said Michael Blewett, life program coordinator for the Northern Michigan Disability Network. “Independence, as we teach, looks a little different from everybody. Everybody has different strengths, different weaknesses, so we try to highlight those strengths and teach them how to ask for help where they struggle.”brotha James is a duo that provides inspiration entertainment and exercises to all different events and venues throughout the country. Musician Jeremy Reisig enjoys performing at events like this because he always learns a lot from an audience like the one on Thursday.“They are highly capable, highly able, and all they they need is the support and the tools and knowledge to be able to bring their wisdom, their strengths, their talents, their unique capabilities forward,” Jeremy ‘brotha James’ Reisig. “I leave a room like today humbled.”Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce president Jackie Krawczak also spoke today on job seeking, interviewing, and resume and cover letter building. Organizers plan to bring the L.I.F.E. conference back next year for area high school students.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona High School, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, alpena community college, Alpena High School, Atlanta High School, Hillman High School, Inspirational Speaking, L.I.F.E. Conference, MICHIGAN, Northern Michigan Disability Network, Students with disabilitiesContinue ReadingPrevious Library creates guided tour app that brings to light stories at Evergreen CemeteryNext Northern Lights Arena and county sign three year contractlast_img read more

Chuck Person was so broke he started taking bribes in NCAA recruiting scandal, his lawyers say

first_imgHis lawyers have submitted paperwork to the judge in the Manhattan federal district court asking that he not send Person, who has pleaded guilty in the case, to prison because to his desperation at the time. “Chuck recognizes that his failure to manage his money responsibly led him to make the worst decision of his entire life,” the lawyers said. “He grew up poor and suddenly came into millions of dollars without a clue how to manage it. Chuck spent too freely, gave to anyone who asked, made dreadful investment decisions, and turned to high interest loans as his financial circumstances deteriorated.” Related News “Chuck’s singular focus on basketball, his failure to plan for his financial future, and his unbounded generosity ultimately had catastrophic consequences,” they wrote.Person’s lawyers said he owed on many personal and bank loans and that he was too embarrased to ask for help, even though he had helped many friends and family members over the years.To back up their plea to the judge for leniency for Person, his legal team submitted letters from from Charles “Sonny” Smith, who coached at Auburn for 11 seasons through the 1980s, and Sam Perkins, another former NBA player who is a close friend of Person. NCAA could ban California schools from championships if state bill to pay athletes passes, report says NCAA changes transfer guidelines after increase in immediate eligibility waivers Person, accused of accepting more than $91,000 in bribes, already has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in March and is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. Others who have been indicted in the same case have been sentenced anywhere from probation to nine months in federal prison.Person played at Auburn and was drafted by the Pacers in 1986. He went on to play 13 seasons in the NBA with five teams and was an assistant with the Lakers when they won an NBA title in 2010. His estimated career earnings, according to basketball-reference.com: just shy of $23 million.However, his lawyers argue that payments of $30,000 a month to his ex-wife while making $18,000 a year as a non-playing staff member with the Cavaliers caused him financial problems that only grew worse over time. Chuck Person was in a desperate situation when he decided to take bribes in one of the biggest NCAA scandals, according to his lawyers.The former Auburn assistant was broke and in a financial bind, which prompted him to start taking bribes from financial advisers to steer certain players to the bribe-paying advisers and managers, his legal team claims in federal court documents, via The Associated Press. Idaho’s men’s basketball coach Don Verlin fired for possible NCAA violationslast_img read more

Skycaddie gets the measure of England Golf

first_img One of amateur golf’s long-standing partnerships is to continue, with the renewal of SkyCaddie’s status as Official Rangefinder with England Golf. The arrangement means that the England Golf Men’s Squad will each receive a wireless SkyCaddie SGXW, for use in competitive events where distance measuring devices are allowed. Golfers who have signed up for England Golf Member Benefits will also enjoy the chance to win SkyCaddie SGXWs in Prize Draws during the remainder of 2012. “We have spent the last ten years helping to improve course information for amateur golfers,” said SkyCaddie’s UK managing director Jacqui Hitchcock, “so extending our previous agreement with the EGU to support the new England Golf organisation was one of our easier decisions. The work that England Golf does throughout the grass roots, and up to elite golfer level, is vital to the game, and we are proud to support it.” Victorious Walker Cup Captain and England Golf Director of Coaching, Nigel Edwards, said: “No matter where you are on the golf course, a SkyCaddie will always give you an accurate yardage and therefore an advantage. In addition, the new Pin Position technology means that SkyCaddie’s SGXW now rivals laser in accuracy, and exceeds laser in versatility. Every member of the England Squad has one.” John Petrie, Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “Sport is full of technology; video replays, goal line sensors, Hot Spot and so on. SkyCaddie is the leading distance measuring technology in our sport, and has led the way in product innovation and golf course mapping for over a decade. We had no hesitation in extending our long-standing relationship with SkyCaddie.” The SGXW’s Pin Position feature enables golfers to input exact pin positions from a pin sheet onto their SkyCaddie, giving ultra-precise distance information to the pin. The development is seen by many as removing the only advantage laser devices have over their more versatile GPS counterparts. SkyCaddie’s Nick Harvey (Left) presents a wireless SkyCaddie SGXW to Nigel Edwards, England Golf Director of Coaching. 12 Jul 2012 Skycaddie gets the measure of England Golf last_img read more

Women golfers head for Australian Spoons national final

first_img Six pairs of women golfers, each representing one of England Golf’s regions, have won through to the national final of the Australian Spoons tournament. They have all won their regional final and will play off at East Devon Golf Club on Friday, 21 September. The trophy is a pair of silver spoons, originally presented by the Australian Ladies’ Golf Union. The finalists are: Jean Halligan and Janet Ions from Tytherington Golf Club, Cheshire, representing the North region. Maggie Jowett and Elizabeth Reddick from Breedon Priory Golf Club, Leicestershire & Rutland, representing Midlands North. Nicky Phillips and Jenny Thompson from Droitwich Golf Club, Worcestershire & Herefordshire, representing Midlands South. Victoria Westgarth and Pauline Gibbs from Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey, representing the South (pictured). Barbara Marriott and Victoria Walley of Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire, representing the East. Sheelah Ayliffe and Jill MacLeod from Bovey Tracey Golf Club, Devon, representing the South West. The Australian Spoons is a stableford foursomes competition for players with handicaps of 21 and over. The finalists have all won through club qualifying rounds and regional finals. 23 Aug 2012 Women golfers head for Australian Spoons national final last_img read more

This is the return of tennis: without public or handshakes, benches changed …

first_imgDustin Brown, who beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon 2015, is one of the nice stars of this exhibition event and mentioned on Tennis.com what he expects to be the return to competitors, scheduled for July 13 on the ATP circuit. “A pair of weeks in the past, we had no plans to return to the courts quickly. It has been a troublesome time as a result of it was tough to remain motivated whenever you don’t have a return date to play once more.”Brown, quantity 239 in the rating, reviewed how this curious expertise is being. “It is completely different to play when there is no public however, regardless of every part, I feel that every one the gamers are glad to be on the courtroom to play and compete.” Will probably be seen if the relaxation of the tournaments take the identical measures when the competitors returns with the nice rackets of the ATP and WTA circuits. Tennis has taken a large step this weekend on its strategy to returning to competitors after the break on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the most excellent rackets in German tennis are enjoying from the 1st and till this Monday the exhibition event Tennis Level Exhibition Sequence at the Base Tennis Membership in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.This event is the first (unofficial) competitors with skilled tennis gamers to be held on the circuit since the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 was suspended at the starting of March and it is the first of the three tournaments included in the Tennis Level Exhibition Sequence (the second will likely be from Could 7 to 10 and the third from 14 to 17).The Tennis Level Exhibition Sequence are additionally giving us a number of clues on what a return to official competitors in the world of tennis could be like. On the courts of the Höhr-Grenzhausen Base Tennis the event is being performed without an viewers in the stands: solely the two tennis gamers who play the sport and the chair choose are current who runs it. Moreover, the Gamers’ benches are situated on reverse sides of the courtroom to keep away from potential contagion and the gamers don’t shake arms at the starting and finish of the match. As well as, some gamers took to the courtroom protected with masks.last_img read more

Start with fit Awesome Destiny

first_img BIG GEORGE, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for DaCosta, has won two of his last three races and is tipped to repeat in the third race over the straight for four-year-olds and up. He represents the in-form horse in a small field of six, and despite the presence of the recent course winner ANOTHER BULLET and lightly weighted COME DANCE WITH ME. BIG GEORGE, however, has most appeal with only 53.0kg. Having dropped two classes to contest the fourth race (claiming $180,000) over 1000 metres round, SUB STRUCTURE, with Nelson aboard, should score an overdue win at the expense of the fleet-footed CLASSICAL TRAIN in the field of 12. The last two races in the first SUPER-6 should be won by BATTLE SONG (loves the straight) under in-form Aaron Chatrie and GOLDEN GLORY (Odean Edwards up) to beat his improving stable-companion CLASSY AVIATOR (Chatrie up) in the sixth race over 1400 metres for maiden three-year-olds. BIGGEORGE TIPPED TO WIN FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) AWESOME DESTINY (2) SUPERTRONICS/MAN IN BLUE (3) BIG GEORGE (4) SUB STRUCTURE (5) BATTLE SONG/CLEARLY OURS (6) GOLDEN GLORY The Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park last Saturday, and the carry-over to tomorrow’s meet stands at $1.2 million. Both Super-6s were caught by punters and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The first Super-6 is from race one to six; the late Super-6 from five to 10. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with a restricted allowance race over 1500 metres, confined to native and imported three-year-olds, to be contested by seven starters. The ones expected to figure seriously are recent winner WILL IN CHARGE under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the American filly AWESOME DESTINY with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for trainer Gary Subratie, and MY COMPANION, who will now have the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards after flopping behind ORPHEUS in the Sir Howard Stakes over 1200 metres last Saturday. AWESOME DESTINY was all the rage (3-5 favourite) on her debut over 1200 metres some weeks ago but could only manage third, beaten three lengths by CRUISING MOTION. Now better for the experience and the longer trip to her liking, AWESOME DESTINY is expected to recoup losses despite the presence of the Robert Pearson-trained native-bred colt WILL IN CHARGE, who looked improved when scoring over a mile in the good time of 1:40.3. AWESOME DESTINY should chase the expected leader STUNNER before going through approaching the home turn and holding WILL IN CHARGE at bay. SUPERTRONICS, to be ridden by Robert Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, went down fighting against the speedy YOGA recently and gets a glorious chance to go one better in the second race, a 4-y-o-and-up restricted allowance over 1100 metres (non-winners of two) in which eight will run. SUPERTRONICS has been knocking loudly at the door in recent weeks and should now win from MAN IN BLUE and BIMINI.last_img read more

Jallah Becomes New PPCC Executive Director

first_imgThe Board of Commissioners of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) has with immediate effect appointed Mr. James Dorbor Jallah as Executive Director of the Commission.The appointment of Mr. Jallah, according to a PPCC dispatch, followed a “competitive and transparent recruitment process” witnessed and certified by international and bilateral organizations. Those organizations that witnessed Mr. Jallah’s endorsement by PPCC’s board included the African Development Bank (AfDB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), GEMS, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The interview panel, the dispatch said, comprised the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Civil Service Agency (CSA), Governance Commission (GC), and the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC).Mr. Jallah was one of 11 candidates shortlisted from among 52 applicants. As executive director, he will head the secretariat and manage the day-to-day affairs of the Commission. He will ensure implementation of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act (PPCA) of 2010, and its relevant regulations as well as all policy directives of the Board of Commissioners. He is expected to begin work on September 1, 2014.The new PPCC executive director holds a Master of Arts degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Zaragora, Spain. He previously served the Liberian Government as Deputy Minister for Regional and Sectoral Planning at the former Ministry of Planning and Economics Affairs. In that position, Mr. Jallah coordinated and implemented several public sector investment projects in fiscal year 2010/2011, totaling US$37 million.He is currently the project manager of a World Bank (WB)-funded capacity Development Project of the Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA).   According to the dispatch, Mr. Jallah brings to the Commission the right mix of education, skills and experience; and possesses an impeccable character, which is essential for an institution like the PPCC.He is credited for planning, supervising, and administering the 2013 entrance and placement examination of the University of Liberia, whose  final results sparked a national debate on the quality of education at high schools and universities in the country.Thereafter, he was also appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to chair the Special Presidential Independent Investigative Body, with a mandate to conduct a comprehensive review of the issuance of Private Use Permits (PUPs) by the Forestry Development Authority (FDA). The findings of that investigation resulted into drastic ongoing reforms being carried out in the forest sector.The Board of Commissioners of the PPCC has therefore reconfirmed and reaffirmed its commitment to an effective implementation of the PPCA 2010; and is confident that Mr. Jallah has the competence and experience to perform the task he is appointed for.  The PPCC was established by an Act of Legislature with oversight responsibility to regulate and monitor all forms of public procurement and concession practices in Liberia. It replaced the CMC with elaborate mandates of monitoring procuring entities to comply with the Act of 2005 for all public procurements and awarding concessions, in order to ensure economic efficiency, transparency and promotion of competition so that government gets “value for money”  in using public funds.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GECOM reverses order forcing voters to verify registration

first_img…over 600,000 persons on Preliminary List of VotersAfter an avalanche of criticism came its way, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday reversed its new criteria for all registered voters to visit offices during the upcoming Claims and Objections period to verify their registration.GECOM Chair, Retired Justice Claudette SinghThe announcement was made by GECOM’s Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj, via social media. According to Gunraj, no registered person is required to visit any registration office to confirm their registration.“I just received a copy of a ‘corrected’ order from the Chief Elections Officer regarding the upcoming Claims and Objections exercise. I am happy to report that the imposition of the requirement for persons already registered to visit registration offices has been removed,” Gunraj announced Monday afternoon.“As it is, no registered person is required to visit any registration office to confirm their registration. As it relates to the increase in the period earmarked for Claims and Objections…this has been partially changed. This will hopefully be fixed in due course, as it does not reflect a Commission decision.”Part of the new order that was circulated to the CommissionGECOM’s reversal of the much-criticised order came just hours after Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who is vying for the prime ministerial candidacy of the coalition, claimed he saw “nothing wrong” with the offending order. At the time, Ramjattan was being interviewed on the sidelines of an event.“GECOM has at its head a very senior judicial luminary in Claudette Singh. And a lot of people are saying (the order) should not have been done, it is subverting certain judicial decisions and so on. I do not think so at all. It is verification,” Ramjattan, a lawyer by profession, who apparently is not au fait with the law, said.A perusal of the new order itself shows that it retained the sections stating it was applicable to all persons who attained the age of 18 and those who appeared on the register and wished to make changes to their details. However, the provision making it mandatory for voters to visit GECOM offices in their areas was removed.In a gazetted order dated September 26 and subsequent press release, GECOM had informed that every person whose name appeared on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the registration office in their respective area with an Identification (ID) card for verification.It claimed that this step is necessary to be included on the Official List of Electors (OLE). This means that every citizen desirous of voting must participate in this exercise, even though their names may already be on the voters’ list.According to the law, a Claims and Objections period is only for persons seeking to make a claim to be included on the list or make objections to their voter’s information, such as to change their address.However, the release read, “During this exercise, every person whose name appear on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the Registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record in order to be included in the Official List of Electors (OLE).”Soon after the appearance of the order, Opposition-nominated Commissioners called an emergency press conference on Friday, where they slammed this imposition, noting that it was never discussed during their meetings. According to Commissioner Gunraj, this ‘hogwash’ attempt was another version of House-to-House Registration.“This was never a decision taken by the Commission, either in whole or in part. In fact, it was not even a discussion that was had at the Commission-level. This can only be seen as an attempt to foist another version of House-to-House Registration on the citizens of this country … I would want to label it, and I am being very charitable when I say this – mischievous at best. But it is not surprising,” he pointed out.GECOM had also announced that the countrywide exercise will be conducted at all Registration Offices countrywide and will conclude on November 18. However, persons have until November 11 to make a claim to be included on the list if they are a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or registration, 18 years or older or will attain the age of 18 by December 31, 2019.last_img read more

Heralds top list of seeded locals

first_img“It will be fun. It’s what we’ve battled for all season.” Santa Fe, which earned a share of the Del Rio League title with the win over the Lancers, will take on West Covina in Wednesday’s first-round game. Whittier, which travels to Palm Springs, is the only area team that opens the playoffs on the road Wednesday. Playing its openers Friday are Montebello, which tests host Temple City in a III-AA game, and La Mirada, which gets another look at a familiar opponent in Pioneer League runner-up Lawndale in Division I-AA competition. The Matadores defeated the host Cardinals, 56-42, earlier this season in the El Rancho Blue Pride Classic. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Don’t know much about them,” Highlanders coach Mark Stewart said after the pairings were released by the CIF-SS office in Los Alamitos. “I think we’re ready. We’re healthy, and we looked pretty good in practice Friday. This is what we’ve been working so hard for. We want to be ready to play our best at the right time.” Almont League champion Schurr faces visiting Monrovia in a first-round, III-AA contest Friday. Del Rio League co-champion La Serna, which suffered its first league loss of the season against Santa Fe on Friday, opens the playoffs in a Division III-A game against University. “How we approach this is easy to figure,” La Serna coach Randy Villegas said. “One and done if you lose. Everybody is 0-0. When it’s done, only one team will be standing out of 32 that started. Four local entries, La Habra, Schurr, La Serna and Santa Fe, received home games for their openers. La Habra, which finished third in the Freeway League, will host Eisenhower from Rialto in a Division II-AA wild-card game on Wednesday. center_img Whittier Christian High School received the No. 1 seed in Division IV-A to lead a group of eight local schools into the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball playoffs that begin Wednesday. The Alpha League champion Heralds also drew a first-round bye and won’t begin their quest for the division title until Friday at home against the winner of the St. Monica-Faith Baptist first-round game. last_img read more