Female inter-county U-19 T20 bowls off today

first_imgDESPITE the unfavourable weather conditions, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) female inter-county Under-19 T20 tournament is set to commence today, with two matches at the Everest Cricket Club ground.According to information, the tournament concludes on Sunday, with two matches each day.In the opening round, Essequibo will take on Demerara at 09:00hrs, while Berbice play the President’s XI at 13:30hrs.On Saturday, the President’s XI will face Demerara at 09:00hrs, with Essequibo playing Berbice at 13:30hrs.On Sunday, the President’s XI will play Essequibo, while Demerara face off with Berbice at 13:30hrs.The tournament is the benchmark used to select the Guyana team for the upcoming regional tournament.last_img read more

Bricio wins record sixth Pac-12 weekly award

first_imgUSC women’s volleyball senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio made history on Monday by becoming the first student-athlete in Pac-12 history to earn six weekly awards in one season. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for her play during Nov. 2-8 after averaging 7.36 points per set and leading the No. 2-ranked Women of Troy to a pair of home victories against Colorado and Utah.The Guadalajara, Mexico, native has now won the award six times out of the 11 weeks of play this season. Furthermore, this is the ninth time in her career to win a weekly award, tying Logan Tom (Stanford, 1999-2002) for second-most    all-time in conference history for career selections.Over the weekend, Bricio put up big numbers against the Mountain schools to propel her team to victory. She compiled 42 kills (6.00 kps) with just seven total errors for a .422 hitting percentage, while also adding seven service aces (1.00 saps), five blocks (0.71 bps) and 14 digs (2.00 dps). On Friday against Colorado, Bricio had 21 kills and a whopping six aces, marking the 18th time in her career that she has served at least five or more aces in a single match. Two days later, she followed that up with another 21-kill performance against Utah on a stellar .450 hitting clip. Overall, Bricio recorded 51.5 points on the weekend and remains as the nation’s top point scorer with 6.32 points per set.Already the leading candidate for National Player of the Year, Bricio has also moved up USC’s career record books this season. She took over the top spot in USC history for points scored (2,318.5) two weeks ago in a match against Washington State, and currently sits in second place for career kills behind Alex Jupiter (1,918 kills; 2008-11). Bricio needs just 22 kills to surpass Jupiter and will more than likely become USC’s all-time leader by the end of this week. In addition, she will move into 10th place in Pac-12 history if she can do that when the Oregon schools come to town starting this Wednesday.Bricio and the No. 2-ranked Women of Troy have a 25-1 record (13-1 Pac-12) and will face off against Oregon and Oregon State back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Both matches are set for 7:30 p.m. at the Galen Center.last_img read more

County senior hurling challenge cup action

first_imgIn the County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup Lorrha-Dorrha are taking on Templederry Kenyons and Ballina are up against Loughmore-Castleiney.Both those games threw in at 11 o’clock. Nenagh Eire Og will face Kildangan at half eleven. And at half twelve Knockavilla Kickhams take on Clonoulty Rossmore and Borrisoleigh welcome Moycarkey Borris.last_img

Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting

first_img Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Submit Share Share Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Related Articles Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Xtremepush will emphasise the importance of real-time, personalised and automated messaging to maximise revenue from live betting at this week’s Betting on Sports.The firm’s multichannel engagement and analytics platform has been driving conversion during live events for sports betting and gaming clients such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, Fortuna Entertainment, NetBet, Rush Street Interactive, 888 Holdings, SportPesa and Parimatch.Commenting ahead of his speaking slot at Olympia London, CEO Tommy Kearns highlighted the impact that its real-time capabilities are having on its substantial portfolio of recognised brands.“Live betting engagement requires two things; a central repository that is pulling all of the different data sources into one place and the ability to deliver real-time odds to the right players instantly,” he said. “Xtremepush’s platform acts as both the data warehouse and the actual engagement hub across all of a sportsbook’s channels; website, mobile app, SMS, email.“It’s clear that live betting is only going to grow in importance for the foreseeable future. The US market is particularly exciting in this regard because of how their major sports are structured and the abundance of in-game statistics to leverage.”Kearns went on to outline the key elements of the platform that its clients use to create real-time engagement campaigns.Instant data-streamingIn-play campaigns are only possible if the flow of data is instant. Xtremepush uses high-speed data-streaming platforms like Apache Kafka to ensure that clients can deliver the most accurate odds to their players.Real-time event triggersAutomated campaigns are set up with real-time triggers to send messages as soon as a particular event occurs. For example, during a soccer match you might send messages at half-time, after a goal has been scored or when a red card has been issued.Dynamic contentIn order to engage players at scale, a campaign needs to be able to pull in dynamic content. This ensures each message is relevant and personalised to the recipient, with real-time odds, match statistics and details from the player’s CRM profile.Intelligent segmentation and personalisationWe work with sportsbooks to develop detailed customer segments, based on attributes such as a player’s typical bet-type, spend and frequency and even their preferred engagement channel. This level of targeting leads to increased engagement rates and ROI.Campaign automationIt simply isn’t practical to hire the number of people required to manually send in-play messages. That’s why a sophisticated campaign builder is essential. Xtremepush has a best-in-class solution that allows a small team to create cross-channel campaigns quickly.Xtremepush’s sports betting and gaming experts will be exhibiting from Stand I1 at Betting on Sports. To book a meeting, click here.The company’s Head of Global Partnerships Robbie Sexton will also be speaking on Thursday 19th September (15.50-16.35) in Conference Room 3. The topic is ‘Live Betting – The Next Steps’ – as part of the Technology in Focus track.last_img read more

NAACP Image Awards honour Kobe Bryant

first_imgThe NAACP Image Awards paid tribute to Kobe Bryant Saturday night.The NBA legend and his teenage daughter Gianna died along with seven other people last month when the helicopter they were taking to the young girl’s basketball game crashed into a hillside.The annual awards show honoring the achievements and performances of people of color remembered Bryant in a segment that began with the stage turned into an empty, dark basketball court.Gianna Bryant and Kobe Bryant are honoured during the In Memoriam onstage during the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET.As audio from Bryant’s NBA farewell speech played, memorable moments from his career and life were displayed on a screen, paired against a backdrop of purple and gold lights. As the clip continued, two banners unfurled with the numbers 8 and 24, which Bryant wore while playing for the Lakers. “Thank you guys for all your sacrifice,” Bryant says in the video. “What can I say? Mamba out.”The final image is of Bryant and Gianna embracing.A memorial service for Bryant, Gianna and the other victims of the crash will be held Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.last_img read more

50 Best National Teams of the World: The Dragons are among the highest ones

first_imgNational football team of B&H shares the first place with Northern Ireland and Senegal when it comes to ranking of national teams whose players are playing abroad.The study included 50 best national teams according to the FIFA ranking list.Out of the 25 players that Mesa counted in the final play-off matches for the European Championship against the Republic of Ireland, 13 of them are playing in the strongest European leagues. These are the following: Asmir Begovic, Muhamed Besic (England), Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic, Senad Lulic, Ervin Zukanovic (Italy), Emir Spahic, Ermin Bicakcic, Vedad Ibisevic, Toni Sunjic, Sead Kolasinac (Germany), Haris Medunjanin and Izet Hajrovic (Spain).The average height of the players of our national team is 185.5 centimeters, and thus it is sharing of the second place with Slovenia and Sweden.Serbians are leading on the ranking in weight with an average of 80.1 kilograms, same as Swedes. Dragons are on the 13th place with 78.4 kg, together with Switzerland and Slovakia. Croatia is ranked as 18th with an average of 76.9 kg, same as Argentina.(Source: S. S./faktor.ba)last_img read more

Lucchini sparks Kootenay to first win of BCMMHL season by scoring twice, Rockets rebound in game two

first_imgJake Lucchini of Trail scored with three-minutes-plus remaining in the third period, snapping a 4-4 tie and lifting the Kootenay Ice to its first win of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season, a 5-4 decision over Okanagan Rockets, Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Unfortunately, the Ice could not duplicate the magic Sunday in the rubber match losing 7-0 to the Rockets.Saturday, the Ice held period leads of 2-0 and 4-3 before Okanagan captain Josh Ellis tied the game beating Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell four minutes into the final period.However, with time running out Lucchini snapped home his second of the game to power the Ice to its first win of the season.Nelson’s Brandon Sookro also scored twice for Kootenay with Riley Brant of Trail adding a single.Justin Marreck scored twice and Harlan Orr had a single for Okanagan.Sunday, Ellis scored the first goal of the game for the Rockets 58 seconds into the game — sliding a shot past Newell from the corner — and everything went south after that for Kootenay.Newell, orginally from Vancouver but moved to Nelson during the off season, played both games between the pipes for Kootenay after goalie teammate Brett Soles was sick for most of the week.The Ice ran into a red-hot goalie in the form of Harrison Whitlock, who slammed the door on the Kootenay shooters.Whitlock was especially tough in the first period as Kootenay twice breakaways but were unable to beat Whitlock.Mitchell Cook, with a pair, Marreck, Mackenzie Fernie, Parker Bowles and Drayden Larsen also scored for the Rockets, improving to 3-3-0 on the season.Meanwhile, the Ice fell to 1-3 to remain last in the BCMMHL standings. Kootenay opened the season losing twice to the North Island Silvertips from Nanaimo.However, Kootenay is only four points out of sixth spot in the 11-team league.ICE CHIPS: Kootenay netminder Kimberley Newell accepted a hockey scholarship offer to Princeton University following a tour of some Ivy League schools. Newell, celebrating her 16th birthday last week and currently attending L.V. Rogers in Nelson, plans to graduate early from high school and head to the New Jersey-based university in the fall to begin studies in a degree in economics. . . . Seth Schmidt of Creston had two assists during Saturday’s win. . . .Jake Lucchini of Trail leads the Ice in scoring with four goals for five points. Brandon Sookro of Nelson is second with three markers. Schmidt also has three assists for Kootenay.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

APNU/AFC injecting life in the old PNC

first_imgDear Editor,Since enactment of the Local Authorities Elections Amendment Act, No 26 of 2009, a mixed electoral system has been introduced in which 50 per cent of Councillors are directly elected by their constituents and the other 50 per cent Councillors through Proportional Representation (PR).This system of local democracy the People’s Progressive Party had numerous consultations on, in order to ensure that Guyanese were educated on a new system of local democracy.The response from Communities Minister Ronald Bulkhan (bully-con), to justify his decisions in the enactment of 10 new Local Authority Areas (LAA) and gerrymandering 13 other LAA boundaries, is a clear indication that dictatorship is enshrined in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government. This is just one of many dictatorial decisions that are being done by this Granger Administration.While the Communities Minister is empowered to execute and enforce the law, he should realise that his empowerment was made possible through the people who voted for his political party. The Minister should also remember consultations with the residents and key stakeholders is mandatory before imposing new NDCs and rebalancing of boundaries within LAAs to ensure that democracy prevails.The Minister is misleading Guyanese when he indicated that the new LAAs were formed because of direct pleading by residents bemoaning the lack of representation by the Regional Democratic Council. This is the first time that residents went to a Minister to indicate that they paid rates and taxes for little or no services.The two new NDC areas in Region Six, (East Berbice-Corentyne) Kortberaadt-Plegtanker and Caracas-Wyburg, are two areas where millions are being spent on roads, streets, drainage etc by the Regional Democratic Council, and cannot substantiate the Minister’s claim of non-representation.Disregarding the plea and cries of the residents of these new NDCs, the coalition Government and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are treading down a clear path of dictatorship. This is not an injection of life in local democracy, as claimed by the Minister, but an injection of life in the old PNC that created hardship, victimisation, discrimination, and dictatorship on Guyanese. There is an old saying that sums up the PNC: “Tiger does get old, but don’t lose his stripes”.It is evident that GECOM and the APNU/AFC coalition Government are speaking with the same “voice” of no consultation.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

16 firefighters needed to extinguish brush fire

first_imgThe Fort St. John Fire Department was busy on Tuesday afternoon as they battled a brush fire. The fire was on Shaman Industrial Way, and it expanded in size as the winds of the day were strong.Fire Chief Fred Burrows said the fire initially started off as being small in nature, but the conditions outside caused it to grow before the blaze came into contact with a drainage ditch.“The initial report was a passer by saw a small brush fire burning about 25 by 25 feet. Upon our arrival with the winds of the day the fire had expanded to an area covering about two acres. We were able to get a handle on it as it moved through the terrain it came onto a wet area that was a drainage ditch.”- Advertisement -16 Fire fighters were on hand for just over an hour on the scene. It’s unknown what caused the blaze.last_img read more

FKF listed for SOYA Federation of the Year

first_imgFKF will battle it out with Athletics Kenya and Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA).To land the nomination, FKF under its stewardship saw Harambee Stars qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2004 in matches that saw the Kenya national football team beat Ghana 1-0 at home, thrash Ethiopia 3-0 in Nairobi after a 0-0 draw away in Bahir Dar.This saw Harambee Stars nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) national team of the year.The federation has also been able to train 108 referees from January to date and six of the whistle blowers attained Confederation of African Football (CAF) status.FKF also trained 1,328 coaches countrywide at basic and advanced level.This year the federation also for the first time ever, issued grants to Women Premier League teams to help honour their league matches and ran under 13 and under 15 youth leagues that brought together about 25,000 kids countrywide.The national under 17 team reached semi-finals of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association Cecafa and the national women’s football team Harambee Starlets reached Cosafa semi-finals in Zimbabwe.-KSSSA-A Kwanthanze player sets up for an attack against Noonkopir.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.KSSSA led the country’s successful title defence campaign that saw Kenyan teams dominate the regional games in Rwanda where they retained the overall title.They also ensured Kenya joined the Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association body and also the World Secondary Schools Sports Association, guaranteeing participation in international events starting 2019.KSSSA also renewed a five-year sponsorship deal for the national Term One Games and East Africa Games with key partner Brookside Dairy Limited.-Athletics Kenya (AK)-Edward Zakayo wins the 5000m at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 (Getty Images) © CopyrightAthletics Kenya (AK) started 2018 by dominating the Africa Cross Country Championships in Algeria, winning gold in both senior men and women races as well as the under 20 events and the overall title.In June, AK picked a strong side ta topped the medal table at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finalnd and a month later they put up a successful bid to win the hosting rights of the 2020 World Under 20 Athletics Championships.In August, team Kenya won the Africa Athletics Championships title in Asaba, Nigeria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars will battle it out with Athletics Kenya, KSSSA in the 2018 Safaricom SOYA Awards to be hosted in Mombasa. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 23 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has made the top three shortlist for the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) scheduled for January 11 in Mombasa County.The gala awards on its 15th edition which has been co-sponsored by Mombasa County, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Communication Authority (CA), Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Power, LapFund, New KCC, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), GOTv and Protel Studios, will be hosted at Fort Jesus.last_img read more