Madrid: Tottenham’s Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen believes luck has been on his team’s side during their Champions League campaign. Speaking on the eve of the final against Liverpool in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Eriksen reflected on how close Tottenham have been to being knocked out on numerous occasions this campaign.The side from north London has been within 10 minutes of crashing out of the tournament on five different occasions, scraping through after a poor start in the group stage, scoring a 95th minute goal against Ajax and seeing how a close VAR decision on Raheem Sterling’s injury time goal that would have put Manchester City into the semi-finals, being ruled out for offside, reports Xinhua news agency.”I don’t know if it’s destiny. I think at the moment we’ve just been lucky,” admitted Eriksen.”First of all, with the City game, with Sterling, I thought we were out. Gone. Then Ajax was a bit different because it was during the game. There was no waiting or standing around. It was just Lucas (Moura) popped up at the right time.””It was nerve-wracking and it was dramatic. We’re just happy we were on the right side,” commented the midfielder, who remembers how he lost possession for Sterling’s disallowed strike in the last eight. In the end, it was lucky, because it would have been very, very painful,” he admitted. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWS
Dhawan was the star performer for India in the 2018 Asia Cup where he smashed two hundreds, one each against Hong Kong and Pakistan. The left-hander was left out of the two-Test series against West Indies and in the first ODI at Guwahati, he was dismissed cheaply for 4.The second match of the five-ODI series between India and West Indies begins in Vizag on Wednesday. The name of the store is a pun on Dhawan’s name, who is often nicknamed ‘The One’. Following the announcement, players like Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh took to their social media accounts to congratulate Shikhar and Aesha. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan has achieved plenty of things on the field for the Indian cricket team in his nearly decade-long international career. Now, the left-hander has achieved yet another milestone, but this time – off the field. Also Read | Patiala House Court dismisses bail plea of Ashish Pandey Dhawan, 32, announced the launch of DaOne, a brand new home décor store founded by him and his wife Aesha. On his Instagram page (shikhardofficial), Dhawan announced a Giveaway alert in which he announced a surprise gift to winners. Read | #SwitchOnTheSunshine with Sonali Bendre’s new and oh-so-adorable look, find out here
WHAT started as just a pastime some seven years ago, today has developed into a serious sport for sixteen-year-old Miguel Wong, who earlier this week was singled out as the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) prospect for next year’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG).Wong is particularly excited about his selection because of the opportunities it will open up for him to compete at a higher level.Wong, who participated in the JOOLA North American Teams tennis tournament recently, was forced to step up his game as he came up against players of a higher calibre.The memories left a lasting impression with Wong, who still yearns to continue playing at bigger tournaments to improve his game.“I played a lot with players from all across the world, and it was the best, because I played against people way higher than me. To actually compete, and be able to give them a fight, it was good, and I was up there with them,” Wong said.Wong started playing the sport when he was just 10 years old. However, he was encouraged to join a club and take up playing the sport competitively.Miguel WongWong recalls feeling encouraged after he finished in fourth place in his first match in 2011, without any prior training. He joined the Malteenoes Table Tennis Club, and later that same year made the national team to participate at the Caribbean Pre Cadet Table Tennis Championships.That marked the start as Wong was selected almost every year to represent Guyana; he continued at the Caribbean Pre Cadet Table Tennis Championships until he aged into the Caribbean Junior Table Tennis Championships.The Mae’s School fifth former is currently in the middle of writing his Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations, but he can’t wait to wrap that up and start putting more focus on his table tennis aspirations.He left yesterday for the YOG Latin American Qualification Tournament in the Dominican Republic this weekend a compulsory event if Wong is to qualify for YOG.But the past few months has been the toughest for Wong, who was curtailed in his training due to his academic demands.Unable to train in the lead-p to the recently concluded Caribbean Cadet and Junior Table Tennis Championships, Wong did not make it far in the individual competition even though Guyana ended in third place overall.“Sometimes I could only get in an hour or two hours work. It was until it came down to the final week that I really found time to train,” Wong explained.
The tour expects about 400 people to require testing at tournaments upon the restart. No spectators are allowed for the first five events on the PGA Tour.The first event is the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on the PGA Tour. The smaller Korn Ferry Tour has an event at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.___The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced. Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Dayton, Ohio, school is reducing expenditures across the board because of decreases in enrollment and state funding because of the coronavirus pandemic.The move affects 39 athletes and six coaches. Wright State will have 11 sports and must be granted a waiver from the NCAA to remain in compliance with Division I requirements. Division I schools are required to sponsor 14 sports.The university will honor scholarships of athletes who want to remain at Wright State. They would be immediately eligible at another school.Associated Press research shows 10 Division I schools have dropped a total of 22 sports because of budget reductions caused by the pandemic. Of those 22, 16 are men’s sports. A total of 99 sports have been cut in all divisions of four-year schools.___ Fall classes are tentatively scheduled to start Aug. 24.___English soccer team Tottenham says a person at the club has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Premier League club did not identify the person.It was the only positive case after the Premier League tested a further 1,197 players and club staff. ___Players from all levels of college baseball are set to compete in the three-day, four-team Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational in Bryan, Texas. ESPN2 will televise two games Thursday night. Games on Friday and Saturday are pay-per-view.The players, coaches, umpires and other event staff arrived in Bryan on Monday and were tested for COVID-19. They are being quarantined at a hotel through Saturday and allowed outside only to go to and from the ballpark.The players were split into four teams and are mostly from Division I schools, but junior colleges and NAIA schools also are represented. Among the coaches are former major leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Sutton.“Baseball has united us throughout the history of this country and we’re truly blessed to be able to come back to share some much-needed relief during these difficult times,” CSBI organizer Uri Geva said. “We’re continuing to work closely with local health officials to ensure the safety of all involved during this event.” Players also will undergo an orientation program detailing the procedures and policies in place before they will be cleared to start weight lifting and running in groups of 10 or smaller. Each player must complete a daily medical check and agree to abide by a series of CDC guidelines, too.The plan calls for roommates to work out together and to break up position groups in hopes of containing the spread of COVID-19 — if there is a positive test.“You can’t say there’s no risk, there’s risk in everything you do,” Allen said. “I’ve had some questions (from parents) that I don’t have answers to yet, like what’s July going to look like or what’s the season going to look like. You just have to communicate with them over and over and make sure they feel good about it.”Allen says he believes the Hoosiers would need about six weeks of practice time to be ready for the season opener against Wisconsin, currently scheduled for Sept. 4.The plan also gives men’s and women’s basketball players a resumption date of June 18 for voluntary workouts followed by women’s soccer July 6, volleyball July 8, men’s soccer July 13, field hockey July 15 and cross country Aug. 18. Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga announced Tuesday he tested positive after he attended a protest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The other two players were not identified.“Positives were expected and the plan for that scenario has been activated,” Klintworth wrote. “We will be as forthcoming as possible on the covid issues.”OSU spokesman Gavin Lang said there would be no additional comment.Marshall University in West Virginia announced Monday that two of its football players and one staff member tested positive. Iowa State said Wednesday that a student worker in its athletic department tested positive and that four athletes were showing symptoms and awaiting test results.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.___The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs.The league did not identity the person.Testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March. The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility “It gives people something that’s really fun to do as a runner, whether it’s the weekend warrior or the elite runner,” said Andrews, an Olympic marathon trials qualifier who helped organize the event.Andrews will be chasing after two treadmill records on a machine set up in an office at his parents’ house. He will attempt to break the marathon record while he competes in the 50-kilometer race.“I’m feeling really fit,” Andrews said. “I’m super excited.”The donations from the race will go to Feeding America as part of its COVID-19 relief fund.___ Major League Soccer players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement that will allow for the league to return this summer with a tournament in Florida.The Major League Soccer Players Association announced the ratification of the CBA on Wednesday morning. Players had approved economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts last weekend. The league countered the proposal from the players and set a Wednesday deadline for ratification.“Today’s vote also finalizes a plan to resume the 2020 season and provides players with certainty for the months ahead. It allows our members to move forward and continue to compete in the game they love,” the MLSPA said announcing the agreement.The new CBA runs through the 2025 season. The sides had agreed to a five-year CBA in February through 2024, but that had not been ratified as the virus spread.The season was suspended March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams had played just two games. Details of the Florida tournament were still under consideration but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would be sheltered at hotels with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.___Indiana football players will start returning to campus on Monday and can resume voluntary workouts on June 15 as part of a phased-in plan announced by the athletic department.Coach Tom Allen expects about 65 players to travel to Bloomington, Indiana, next week. Another 25 players are slated to come back June 29 with the third and final group set for July 6.During a Zoom call, Allen told reporters all players will be tested after arriving. They will then be quarantined for two or three days, awaiting test results. Road America has announced it will host the Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints with fans from June 12-14 at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.More than 400 cars in multiple classes are expected to compete in the first leg of amateur racing’s triple crown.Promoters are encouraging attendees to follow guidelines such as social distancing, frequent hand washing and use of new hand sanitizer stations. They also are asking fans to wear cloth face coverings in places where social distancing is difficult.___Wright State is dropping its softball and men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a plan to cut $2 million from its athletic department budget. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he is pledging $1 million “to improve our police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy in our country.”Prescott made the pledge at the end of a lengthy statement on Instagram in his first public comments over widespread unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd. The handcuffed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving.Prescott wrote that he had respect for law enforcement officers but implored them to “hold your own accountable.” He said he viewed the “protests and riots in our streets as a form of strength” in the effort to raise awareness of racial injustice.The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year said he was having a difficult time without football during the pandemic. Prescott also publicly acknowledged the recent death of his older brother, Jace Prescott, for the first time. The 31-year-old former offensive lineman at Northwestern State in Louisiana died in April.Prescott isn’t participating in the Cowboys’ virtual offseason program because he hasn’t signed the $31 million one-year contract that goes with the franchise tag. The sides have until July 15 to reach a deal on a long-term contract. The two-time Pro Bowler just finished a four-year rookie contract that paid Prescott $2 million in the final season. June 3, 2020 ___The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event.The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.The tour says results from the PCR tests are expected back in a manner of hours. Senior vice president of tour administration Andy Levinson says it also allows ample testing without taking away resources from the community where the tournaments are played. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts. Players and essential staff have guidelines from public health officials, the CDC and the NBA. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the state’s stay-at-home order Monday.The Pistons (20-46) had the 26th-best record in the league when the season was halted because of the coronavirus, meaning they would not be in playoff contention if the NBA adopts a 22-team plan for resuming play.___Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three.Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter account that of the 150 staff, administrators and athletes tested, three had asymptomatic positives. All three were athletes. Geva is donating 5 percent of pay-per-view subscriptions to No Kid Hungry, an organization fighting child hunger in the United States.___Sara Hall, Tyler Andrews and other elite distance runners will try to break treadmill world records this weekend as part of a virtual road race to raise money for a coronavirus relief program.Called the “Chaski Challenge,” the event features 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) and 50-kilometer (31.1) distances as well as a team relay. Runners have 24 hours starting Friday to post a time on their treadmill or outside if permitted. There will also be a live broadcast for the “Festival of Records” event Saturday in which elite athletes chase after seven world records.The marks range from the men’s and women’s treadmill half marathon records to a 100-kilometer (62.1) treadmill attempt. Among those planning to compete in the events are Hall, ultra-marathoner Michael Wardian, British distance runner Adam Holland and U.S. Olympic marathon trials qualifier Regina Lopez. A Zoom screen will help keep track of the progress along with a live tracker visualization app. There will also be an announcer.
Submit Share Share Related Articles LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 Vanarama National moves towards immediate conclusion April 23, 2020 StumbleUpon LV Bet names Jarosław “Pashabiceps” Jarząbkowski as new brand ambassador December 20, 2019 Online bookmaker LV BET has moved to expand its English football profile, confirming that it has become the ‘Official Betting Partner’ of the ‘Vanarama National League’.Agreeing terms with the National League, LV BET’s partnership will begin this Saturday 11 May with the bookmaker sponsorship the ‘Promotion Final’ played at Wembley Stadium.Updating stakeholders, CEO of The National League, Michael Tattersall, said: ‘We are delighted to have LV BET on board for the playoffs and the 2019/20 campaign. LV BET will be a new sponsor of our showpiece Promotion Final at Wembley and will support the growth of The National League whilst promoting responsible gambling’.The National League represents the highest level of football of the National League System, which oversees amateur/semi-professional club football within England.Updating the media, Adrian Sidowski, CEO of LV BET branded the sponsorship as a critical partnership for LV BET’s UK ambitions.‘We’re thrilled to launch a partnership with The National League ahead of this season’s play-offs and honoured to be present at Wembley for the PromotionFinal on the 11 th of May. With 68 teams across three divisions, we’re excited to showcase our products with special promotions to all fans at LVBET.com and also by creating content to be shared digitally and socially’.
“The NHL has worked closely with the NHLPA and the Players on the Resumption of Play Committee in establishing the framework for this phased approach,” the league said when it announced the guidelines, “and has also developed this approach with the input of NHL medical, epidemiology and infectious disease experts as well as Club medical personnel.”NHL issues update on Phased Return to Sport Protocol: https://t.co/WRnoXeXUrN pic.twitter.com/WA3dKaSn45— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 25, 2020Here’s everything we know so far about Phase 2 of the NHL’s return.When will NHL players be allowed to return to the ice?Phase 2 began June 8 with team facilities being allowed to reopen in a limited fashion. The @NHL has announced that it will transition to Phase 2 of its Return To Play Plan effective Monday, June 8. https://t.co/Xjk8cfhWyh pic.twitter.com/uT6WEwCBtF— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 5, 2020Not every player will be allowed back on the ice at once, however. The guidelines only allow for small gatherings of up to six players, along with a limited number of club staff, to engage in voluntary, individual training activities. What hockey activities will be allowed on the ice?Players will be allowed to participate in non-contact skating drills with all coaches and other staff having to remain off the ice. Coaches and members of hockey operations will be able to watch these sessions once a training camp is announced. They cannot have in-person interactions with the players.The amount of time given to each player for skating practice will be divided equally within each small group of six. When they’re not on the ice, players will be allowed to use the exercise and weight rooms to perform weight training (that doesn’t require the use of a spotter), cardio, endurance training and rehab for players who are dealing with injuries. STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Everything we know about the NHL’s potential resumptionAll team members will be required to practice social distancing by maintaining a six-foot distance between themselves and others, the only exception being medical staff helping players rehab injuries.Inside the building, players will also have to wear masks whenever they’re not actively exercising, while other staff members must wear masks at all times. Trainers and physiotherapists must also wear gloves when interacting with players.All facilities will be thoroughly cleaned at the start of each day, the end of each day and in between training sessions. How will players travel back to their team’s city?The NHL is facing one of its biggest headaches trying to get all its players back to their respective team cities.Because the league allowed all players to return home when the season was paused, a number of players have to travel from overseas and cross international borders. Chad Wolf, acting secretary for USA homeland security, issues exemption for some professional athletes and their staff and dependents to enter the country. This includes ATP & WTA players. Helps re-open the door to staging tournaments later this year, including perhaps US Open pic.twitter.com/Svi4nW9HSI— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) May 23, 2020Certain countries, such as Canada, are requiring a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for anyone who has arrived from abroad. The league will require players to abide by these rules, and it also stated that “even if not imposed by the local health authorities, such individuals returning to the Club’s home city by public transportation, including commercial air or rail travel, must serve a 14-day self-quarantine period post-travel before engaging in training activities at their Club’s facility.” For the time being, no player will be required to travel back to their team’s city in order to take part in training activities.When actual play resumes, players will likely be traveling to one of two hub cities that will host games. The Canadian Press reported that the federal government of Canada would allow a bypass of the 14-day quarantine for players traveling to Edmonton or Toronto, the two Canadian cities in the running to be a hub city. MORE ON RETURN: Patrik Laine | Shea Weber | Alex KillornWill NHL players be tested for COVID-19?According to the guidelines, all players and team staff will be tested 48 hours prior to returning to the team facilities, with results coming back within 24 hours. No team member will be allowed back until they have received a confirmed negative test. If possible, the league recommended that teams continue to test their players at least twice weekly.The memo did note that all testing “must be done in the context of excess testing capacity, so as to not deprive health care workers, vulnerable populations and symptomatic individuals from necessary diagnostic tests.” It also acknowledged that widespread testing on that scale may not be available for every team. In that case, all players will have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms, before returning to practice.MORE: Maple Leafs’ Marner raises concern about NHL returning All players and staff will also be required to perform daily temperature and symptom checks at their homes before they depart for the team facility and also as soon as they arrive. Anyone with a temperature over 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.5 degrees Celsius) will not be given access to the facility.On Monday, June 29, the NHL reported 15 players have returned a positive test, out of the 250 who have returned for Phase 2. In addition, the league is aware of at least 11 other players outside of the Phase 2 protocol who also have tested positive.NHL releases statement saying 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three weeks. pic.twitter.com/LJiY1SVxu9— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) June 29, 2020What happens if a team doesn’t follow the rules?The memo makes it clear that this is a strictly voluntary opportunity for the players; therefore, it indicates that any teams failing to comply with the guidelines will be subject to severe punishment, including fines or the loss of draft picks. After three months without hockey, the NHL is moving closer to getting back on the ice. Phase 2 of the league’s planned return began June 8. The league in May established detailed guidelines that teams need to follow to reopen their facilities. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/eb/nhl-memo-052520-ftrjpeg_xkw3sd974mqk13o90v9n73glh.png?t=1289208786&w=500&quality=80How long will NHL Phase 2 last?The league has announced that Phase 2 will last until July 10.The next step, Phase 3, is expected to consist of training camp, and a vast number of players are going to be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to practice in any capacity during Phase 2. With the postseason expected to stretch into July, August and probably even September — if it can be completed at all — there’s still some time before the league seriously considers hitting the ice for a return to competitive hockey.When will teams allow players to return to team facilities?Each NHL team can decide when it wants to reopen its facilities.The Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights were first to open their facilities on June 8 for players to train in small groups. Other teams, including the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames in Canada and the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks in the U.S., have followed.The Lightning shut down their facility for five days after three players and several staffers tested positive, but they recently reopened their facilities.
The top eight standings in the ladder have qualified for the final series.The final two rounds of regular competition determined the minor premier spot.After the round robin games, Kone Storms finished on top of the ladder in the A Grade division followed by Hawks, Paga Panthers, Tarangau, Royals, Hohola Flies, Kone Tigers and Brothers.For 18 consecutive weekends, Hawks was leading the competition, which was a remarkable achievement.In the B Grade division, Hawks finished first on the ladder, Royals in second place, Kone Tigers in third place followed by Kone Storms, Paga Panther, Souths, Tarangau and Brothers.For the women’s competition, Royals took out the minor premiership, topping the points ladder with Paga Panthers in second spot, Souths in third place followed by Sisters, Tarangau, Butterflies, Dobo Warriors and Kone Storms.SP POMRFL chairman Dr James Naipao congratulated Kone Storms, Hawks and Royals for being the minor premiers for 2016 in their respective divisions.This weekend’s draws will see Kone Storms take on Tarangau and Hawks will play Paga Panthers in the A Grade qualifying round, while the elimination round will see Royals play Brothers and Hohola Flies to battle with Kone Tigers.In the B Grade qualifying round, Hawks will battle with Kone Storms and Royals will play Kone Tiger while the elimination rounds will see Paga Panthers take on Brothers and Souths against Tarangau.In the women’s competition, Paga will challenge Souths in the qualifying rounds and Sisters will play the winner of the match between Tarangau and Butterflies for the elimination rounds.Royals will rest for this weekend to play the winner of the Paga Panthers and Souths match next week.
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rivals in the Spanish league, Messi’s FC Barcelona and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid have always delivered thrilling duels whenever their teams cross paths, something Filipino fans should await.Meanwhile, English squads like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal, as well as the best European teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will all hit the field and into the airwaves starting next month.Triple CH chairman Bernard Sumayao expressed his hope that these exciting football matches will entice Filipinos to play “the beautiful game.”“I wanted to give it away for free. We decided to not do this as a pay-for-play thing. If you want to develop a sport, the most important thing is the people’s awareness and their involvement,” he said.Sumayao also hinted that this partnership is just the tip of the iceberg which could lead to more support for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Fajardo vows to do his best for Gilas ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena announced the news in a press conference on Thursday at Restaurant 9501 as a treat to Filipino football aficionados.“I feel that it will give us another shot in the arm as far as football is concerned. We’ve shown football games and the World Cup before on Balls Channel, and with that was our relationship with the national team. Through the years, we’ve felt a certain affinity on the development of football,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBroadcast of the livegames will start on December 2.“These are all going to be live games. I know a lot of fans follow these leagues and they’ve been available on pay cable, but that’s a very limited space for our fans,” said Laurena. “The time has come to let the excitement and the bigness of football that has taken the world like a giant tsunami to come to the shores of the Philippines.” ABS-CBN Sports officially forge its partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH. Also present is Philippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netIn line with its continued support in helping Philippine football grow, ABS-CBN Sports is taking a extra step in exposing the Filipino audience to the greatness of the sport.Football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be a regular fixture on local free TV after ABS-CBN Sports+Action forged a partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH to air the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier League, and La Liga, three of the best leagues in the world.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 “It’s a stepping stone for bigger things that we want to do,” he said. “We want to see the level of football in the Philippines to go higher, to make them a powerhouse in football in the future, especially in Southeast Asia.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The United States Agency for International Development/Food and Enterprise Development (USAID/FED) on Monday, October 27, dedicated a modern cold storage facility at Rosna Services Incorporated – a Liberian owned company that caters to ArcelorMittal Liberia. The storage, said one official, will help preserve the produce of local farmers engaged in vegetable farming. The 20 foot cold storage facility will store all vegetable products that the farmers intend to sell to Rosna Services Incorporated. It is meant to encourage the farmers to increase their production because the storage will by preserving their produce, create the market for them.“Through the support of USAID/FED, Rosna is able to own this low cost tech cold chain system,” said USAID Deputy Chief of Party, Boima Bafaia.He said with the installed facility, Rosna Services Incorporated will now store fresh vegetables sourced from local farmers, and thus have fewer post harvest losses they used to sustain due to the lack of a cold storage facility.Local farmers that were involved in vegetable production have often complained of the lack of access to markets to sell their products. Because of that, most farmers preferred cultivating cash crops such as rubber, cocoa, coffee and kola.Bill Quinbiah, lead farmer in Yekepa where the cold storage is located, praised the USAID/FED for the facility and their support to farmers in the county.He called on his fellow farmers to stay focused and produce more vegetables. He also asked the USAID/FED to provide high value vegetable seeds to boost farmers’ productions.USAID/FED has been assisting local farmers since 2012, providing materials as well as building their skills to enhance their productivity.USAID/FED is opening most of the feeder roads in Nimba County to enable farmers to reach the markets with their goods.Meanwhile, the proprietor of Rosna Services Inc., Ms Hannah M. Blackett, praised the American government for the assistance to the people of Liberia through the provision of numerous kinds of support to farmers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as UK looks to foster business linksBy Jarryl BryanPlans are afoot for a trade mission composed of business representatives from the United Kingdom (UK) to visit Guyana, in what is being described as a chance to foster increased business and the exchange of technical knowledge between the two states.This was revealed by British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn during a press conference on Friday. Quinn revealed that these businesses would hail particularly from the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.Aberdeen has long been called the centre of oil production in Europe and though barrels of oil have long peaked, it has contributed to the UK being one of the major oil producers after Norway.Of recent, its university has served as a post graduate institution for severalAn Elgin oil field rig, located in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland (Daily Mail photo)Guyanese on Chevening scholarships.“There’s a trade mission coming in January,” Quinn said. “And we’re looking at the possibility for increasing links between here and the UK, particularly Aberdeen, which is the centre of the oil industry in the UK, across business, cultural and development… Aberdeen, before oil was discovered in the UK in the 1970s, was a backwater town on the East Coast of Scotland.”“The oil allowed it to build up and develop an expertise that I think would be helpful for people to see here. And lessons can be learned about how to and how to not do things. There are talks about a possible UK/Guyana Chamber of Commerce. So there is an increase in the number of UK businesses that are coming and working here,” the diplomat explained.Quinn cited the presence of the Noble Bob Douglas drill ship, which is owned by UK based company Noble Corporation. The ship, which has a three-year contract with ExxonMobil to drill for oil, has been training and employing several Guyanese aboard the vessel.The High Commissioner also pointed to Tullow Oil, which has been administering the lesser known Orinduik oil block alongside Eco Guyana, following the signing of a 10-year Petroleum Prospecting licence and Production Sharing Agreement with Government in 2016.“There are a lot of business companies involved, albeit not in the front lines, so there is already that existence. And there is a recognition that there needs to be a bit more done to build the business contacts, hence the plan that we would bring over a delegation from Aberdeen in January.”Quinn subsequently clarified that the UK would not take the lead in establishing such a chamber but rather the private sector. It is a venture, however, that Quinn pledged the UK’s support on. He also spoke of the benefits of having the chambers.“If you look at the UK services industry, I think it’s the biggest single contributor to the British economy. We’re no longer the manufacturing economy we once were. We’re a service economy. So, there’s insurance and market capitalisation on raising funds, experience we could pass on. There’s the retail. So I think’s there’s opportunities. We have had people coming in and working with GWI on things like water valves. There’s the educational side of things,” he said, pointing to Dr Peter O’Toole’s programmes at Nations University… programmes linked with UK institutions.We’ve got a lot of British companies coming here. I think it would be good to see more Guyanese companies going in the other direction. And I think it’s something the Private Sector understands,” he said.It was only last week that the American Chamber of Commerce was officially launched in Guyana at the Marriott Hotel. The event was attended by a large section of the local Private Sector and representatives from the United States business community.Speaking at the event, President of AmCham Guyana, Zulfikar Ally, said the Chamber plans to place emphasis on small businesses to ensure they too have opportunities to grow; a welcome announcement for many such businesses.