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APSU Homecoming Parade shines despite the rain – Clarksville Online

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Clarksville, TN – Students and alumni of Austin Peay State University (APSU) gathered for this year’s annual Homecoming Parade. The rain did not prevent this incredible crowd for this event of September 24th.

Excitement mounted as cars and floats lined up on Eighth Street to begin the walk down College Street, Drane Street and Marion Street.

This year’s parade featured APSU President Mike Licari and his wife Kirsten. Shortly thereafter followed Miss Austin Peay. After those last two were last year’s winners and this year’s reunion court.

“It was really exciting and happy to see all the APSU alumni coming out to support us,” said Madison Beaudoin, Returning Princess. “It was really fun to have my Alpha Delta Pi sorority supporting me, along with Sigma Phi Epsilon, we had a lot of support from college and it was a great feeling to hear my name called.”

The Madison Sorority also created a float for the parade. Decorating a float is also a friendly competition between sororities and fraternities. The winners of the tank and the return field will be announced during the return match at halftime.

Sigma Kappa Sorority member Mackenzie Ross mentioned that time was not an issue for her and her sorority sisters. Sigma Kappa Sorority partnered with Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity to decorate their float and luckily the fraternity had a barn.

“The best thing about coming home is the bonding we get and the bonding within our fellowship and the other fellowship we associate with. We named our alligator on the float ‘Albert,'” Mackenzie added.

Andrew Fowler, Homecoming Prince, “It was really fun. I didn’t know what to expect, but as things progressed it started to be less stressful and ended up being a overall great experience!”

“I’m thrilled to have my mom walking the court with me. It’s going to be fun,” Fowler added.

This year’s parade also included the Governor’s own marching band, the Diamond Divas majorette team, the Austin State University Peay Dance and Cheering Team, as well as the Governor of APSU .

The Latinx Cultural Resource Center presented a float to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month.

The APSU Homecoming parade was part of a week of celebrations leading up to last Saturday’s game between Austin Peay State University and Eastern Kentucky. APSU came from behind to defeat EKU 31-20.

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OwnersBox launches daily fantasy sports games in Pennsylvania | Sports

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OwnersBox, an emerging North American paid fantasy sports operator, is proud to announce that its daily fantasy sports games are now available to users in Pennsylvania.

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OwnersBox launches daily fantasy sports games in Pennsylvania | NFL

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TORONTO – September 6, 2022 – ( )

OwnersBox, an emerging North American paid fantasy sports operator, is proud to announce that its daily fantasy sports games are now available to users in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) issued OwnersBox a five-year fantasy contest operator license after a months-long process that involved extensive background checks of key employees, finances, policies, responsible gaming , client verification and separate player funds.

OwnersBox co-founder and CEO Brian Kipp says Pennsylvania is a key market for his current expansion plans. “Pennsylvanians are some of the most dedicated and passionate sports fans in the country. We are thrilled to be able to offer something new to AP-based DFS users and are excited to add a top-six market to as we expand our availability.”

OwnersBox recently launched its DFS SuperFlex Salary Cap NFL Week 1 slate and introduced an exciting new fantasy sports product called Lightning Lineups. Pennsylvania-based players will be able to participate on the OwnersBox platform starting August 18.

OwnersBox Fantasy sports is available via the web at and on mobile on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Tennessee unemployment rate stays the same – Clarksville Online

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Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate was unchanged in July 2022, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). For the third month in a row, the rate held steady at 3.3%.

The state’s July rate is only 0.1 percentage points higher than the historically low unemployment rate of 3.2% that was recorded in March and April of this year.

Between July 2021 and July 2022, employers in Tennessee added 110,000 new nonfarm jobs to their payrolls. The leisure and hospitality sector posted the largest year-over-year gains. The trade, transportation and utilities sector and the mining, logging and construction sector recorded the second highest employment increases.

In a month-to-month comparison, there were 12,400 fewer nonfarm payrolls in the state in July. The local government sector accounted for the largest number of job losses, followed by the durable goods manufacturing sector and the mining and logging sector.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force contracted slightly in July, down 0.1% to 3,409,628. That 2022 figure was still 2.3% higher than the number of people working statewide in the month last year.

Nationally, seasonally adjusted unemployment fell slightly between June and July, down 0.1 percentage point to 3.5%.

TDLWD has a full analysis of July 2022 Tennessee unemployment data available here.

Although the state’s unemployment rate remains low, many Tennessians are still in search of meaningful employment. Employers have tens of thousands of jobs to fill. TDLWD has the resources to match job seekers with companies that are hiring. The journey to a better job begins at

Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens History – Clarksville Online

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens have developed a heated rivalry in 26 all-time meetings since the series’ inception in 1996, highlighted by five hard-fought playoff contests – most recently a 20-13 victory Ravens wild-card on January 10, 2021.

No team has faced the Titans/Oilers more in playoff history than the Ravens, despite the first such matchup not occurring until January 2001. Including all regular season games and playoffs, the series is tied 13-13.

The two teams played together in the AFC Central Division for six seasons after the Ravens moved to Baltimore from Cleveland in 1996. The league realignment in 2002 brought the Titans to the AFC South and the Ravens to the AFC North, ending their semi-annual season. meetings. In the 13 games since the realignment, the Titans lead 7-6.

The Ravens last visited Tennessee in the regular season on October 14, 2018 and handed the Titans a 21-0 loss. It was the first and only time the Titans were shutout at Nissan Stadium.

The next time they faced off was on January 11, 2020, when the Titans traveled to M&T Bank Stadium for a divisional playoff game and came away with a 28-12 win over the No. 1 Ravens. series No. 1. Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards in the contest.

In a rematch on November 22, 2020, the Titans once again traveled to Baltimore and went into overtime. Tied at 24-24, Henry ran for a game-ending 29-yard touchdown to deliver a 30-24 victory.

Then, after the 2020 regular season, the Ravens visited Nissan Stadium and rushed Lamar Jackson’s 136 rushing yards for a 20-13 win in the first round of the playoffs. It was the fifth time in five Titans-Ravens playoff games that the road team had won.

The Titans controlled the majority of results in the first five years of the series, winning six of their first nine games. Then, in 2000, the Ravens stole the show. Despite holding the NFL’s best record at 13-3, the Titans lost to the Ravens at home in the regular season – the Titans’ first-ever loss at Nissan Stadium – and then again in a divisional playoff game. the same year. The playoff victory launched the Ravens to their eventual Super Bowl XXXV championship.

The Ravens won a total of five consecutive games against the Titans until the 2003 playoffs, when the Titans won at Baltimore in a wildcard playoff game on a 46-yard field goal by Gary Anderson in the final minute of play.

Five years later at Nissan Stadium, the two clubs met again in the playoffs, this time in the 2008 Divisional Round. Matt Stover’s 43-yard field goal with less than a minute on the clock gave the Ravens a 13-10 win over the top-seeded Titans.

Series history

2018 Week 6 • October 14, 2018 • RAVENS 21 at Titans 0

The Tennessee Titans suffer their first shutout loss at Nissan Stadium and their first shutout loss since November 28, 2010 in Houston. The Baltimore Ravens defense recorded 11 sacks, finishing one sack shy of the NFL record.

The Ravens convert 12 of their 17 third attempts, including eight of nine attempts in the first half. Joe Flacco passes for 238 yards and a touchdown, while Alex Collins rushes for 54 yards and two scores for Baltimore.

2019 Divisional Round • January 11, 2020 • TITANS 28 at Ravens 12

The Titans never lag after scoring the game’s first 14 points, beating the AFC’s No. 1 seed Ravens. Derrick Henry rushes for 195 yards on 30 carries, including a 66-yard rush to set up a play in which he completes a three-yard touchdown pass to receiver Corey Davis.

The Titans defense produces three takeouts and four sacks from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who despite the loss passes for 365 yards and rushes for 143 yards. The Ravens are stopped four times by the Titans defense on fourth down. Ryan Tannehill passes for two touchdowns and rushes for a score.

2020 Week 11 • November 22, 2020 • TITANS 30 at Ravens 24 (OT)

Derrick Henry’s 29-yard touchdown run lifts the Tennessee Titans to overtime victory, capping their rushing day at 133 yards (28 attempts). The Titans erase a 21-10 deficit in the second half. Ryan Tannehill throws touchdown passes to Jonnu Smith and AJ Brown, the latter giving the Titans a fourth quarter lead.

The Baltimore Ravens tie the game at 24-24 with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter on a 29-yard field goal. The Ravens win the toss in overtime, but the Titans defense forces a three-and-out to set the stage for the game-winning 73-yard run.

2020 Wild Card Round • January 10, 2021 • RAVENS 20 to Titans 13

The Ravens are scoring 17 straight after falling 10-0 in the first quarter. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson rushes for 136 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown. The Ravens are rushing for 236 yards while limiting the Titans to 51 rushing yards, including 18 carries for 40 yards by Derrick Henry.

Ryan Tannehill passes for 165 yards and a touchdown to AJ Brown (six receptions, 83 yards), but Tannehill is intercepted by cornerback Marcus Peters with less than two minutes left to help seal the victory for Baltimore.

Belco demolition continues – The Royal Gazette

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Belco’s retirement project continues: Begun in September last year, the project will dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings that are no longer in use. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Belco’s retirement project continues: Begun in September last year, the project will dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings that are no longer in use. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Work continues on a Belco asset removal project to dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings no longer in use.

the Belco’s website said that the program was set up for several reasons, including the need for a deep cleanup of the site and some security concerns.

But he added that the project “was ultimately driven by the future requirements of diversifying our sources of energy production”.

The website said the ARP, which began in September 2021, was expected to last between one and two years.

Wayne Caines, Belco’s chairman, said earlier: “Everyone in Bermuda is a part of this journey and we appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we move forward with our work towards our goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050.”

The Pioneer of Male Nursing in Bermuda – The Royal Gazette

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In the second in a series of profiles to mark Nurses Month, Cecille Snaith-Simmons tells the story of Edward Dyer, Bermuda’s first nurse.

Young Edward Dyer, who was Bermuda’s first male nurse before forging a successful career in HM Prisons (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

Edward Dyer was one of seven children born to Kathlyn Dyer and Leslie Dyer, a highly respected electrical contractor from Spanish Point, Pembroke.

Young Edward Dyer, who was Bermuda’s first male nurse before forging a successful career in HM Prisons (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

Edward Dyer stands proud with his Colonial Prison Service Long Service Medal (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

It was no surprise that Edward wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. It was for this reason that he and his brother, Charles, left Bermuda in 1957 to continue their education in Bristol, England, where their aunt, Lorraine Dyer-Bizek resided. Their aunt was a highly respected nurse who helped encourage many Bermudians to study nursing in England. She convinced Edward to change careers to a career Bermuda men had never considered – nursing.

VSEcille C. Snaith-Simmons SRN, SCM is a retired nurse, writer and historian

In 1958 he began training at Digby Psychiatric Hospital in Exeter, Devon. After receiving his designation as a registered psychiatric nurse, he inquired about job opportunities at home. Simon Fraser, the chief medical officer, recommended that he complete his general training before returning to Bermuda. This, he thought, would give him more employment options. Edward enrolled at Frenchay General Hospital and, after graduating as a state registered nurse, stayed on for a further two years to complete his postgraduate studies. From there Eddie, as he is often called, moved to Glenside Psychiatric Hospital in Bristol, where he was employed until 1965, when he returned to Bermuda to work at St Brendan’s Hospital, renamed since the Mid -Atlantic Wellness Institute.

Edward Dyer returned to Bermuda at a time when Parliament was debating the establishment of medical clinics within the prison system. He obtained a position at St Brendan’s Hospital, but only stayed there briefly before the establishment of the clinics was approved. He was transferred to the newly created post within HM Prisons, where he was employed as a Divisional Officer. Barry Whaley, the new chief medical officer, was now in charge of prisons. He recognized Eddie’s potential and gave him full responsibility for setting up medical clinics at all three men’s prisons – Casemates (now renamed Westgate Correctional Facility), the Prison Farm and the Senior Training School, which was then located in the town of St George. . Today, this facility is located in the coeducational facility next to the Farm Jail. His ability to create and develop medical clinics within the prison system earned him promotion in 1971 to senior officer.

Dr Whaley arranged to send Milton Pringle and Edward Dyer to visit various prison establishments and services in Britain. Later Mr Dyer returned to England to interview three nurses to cover up the work he had started. Of the three, Aldwyn Savory was chosen to be in charge of the prison nurses. These nurses assumed the position of Specialist Officer and Mr. Dyer was promoted to Chief Officer, moving from the medical side of the prison system to the disciplinary side.

In 1973, Mr. Dyer was appointed Chief Officer and oversaw the Prison Casemates.

There was a review and reorganization of the Prison Service in 1977, which resulted in the post of Warden and Deputy being abolished and replaced by that of Commissioner. All officers were encouraged to apply for specialist training. Milton Pringle and Edward Dyer passed and received the title of Supernumerary Chief Officer. They were sent for training by the Home Office in London. They trained in Bermuda for three months and in England for three months. The Home Office then sent them for three years to the Prison Staff College in Yorkshire and to various specialist training centers in Britain. They completed the course in two years, and on their return to Bermuda in 1978 Milton Pringle was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and Edward Dyer Commissioner of Prisons. Edward’s nursing qualifications, specialized training and management skills had placed him in an ideal position.

In 1988 Edward Dyer was appointed Permanent Secretary to the Department of Health until Mr Pringle resigned as Commissioner in 1992. This led to Mr Dyer being reappointed as Commissioner of Prisons.

Prior to this, he had been part of the initial planning team for the new Westgate Correctional Center and had responsibility for bringing the new prison online.

Edward Dyer retired in 2001 after a distinguished career in HM Prisons. For his exemplary service, he was awarded the Colonial Prison Service Long Service Medal and Clasp (renamed the Overseas Prison Service Long Service Medal in June 2012).

In the early 2000s, he traveled to Tanzania three times as a member of the Adventures in Health, Education and Educational Development team organized outside the United States but led in Bermuda by local orthodontist Deborah Tuzo.

Joan Simmons invited him to join a group of AME Church members traveling to Mozambique to fix the power supply for a new school the group was funding. This presented a challenge, as the high water table in the area did not allow for underground conduits or cables. Eddie described it as a most interesting and rewarding experience.

Now in his 80s, Eddie stays busy. He loves boats, has built two rigs, sailed his own J24 sailboat and taught sailing at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Much to the delight of his wife, Nadine, he used the carpentry skills learned from his father and two uncles to redesign their kitchen. For this superior work, he received the Do-It-Yourself Award from Gorham’s.

For 24 years he volunteered at the blood bank at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and for the past ten years worked part-time as facilities manager at Charities House.

Eddie is the proud father of five children.

It is with great pleasure that I share with you, during this month dedicated to honoring nurses, the brilliant career of Bermuda’s first nurse, Edward Dyer.

Cecille C. Snaith-Simmons SRN, SCM is a retired nurse, writer and historian

Golf pro Geordie explains how his cutting-edge sports app could benefit teams such as Newcastle United

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Gosforth-based golf pro champions new app for pros and sport fanatics

A Geordie golf professional at the center of a cutting-edge social and professional sports app has explained how he hopes teams such as Newcastle United can make the most of his services.

Steve Bainbridge has been an elite golf professional and coach for over 34 years.

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The Gosforth-born golfer runs two academies in the area at the Northumberland Golf Club and the Golf Hub, as well as much further afield.

Steve said: “I’ve been a golf pro for 35 years now.

“I turned pro right out of school at 16 and worked with tour players for about 14 years.

“Once I was done doing my time on the tour, I looked to start golf academies.

“We started in London and then expanded to Portugal, where I moved in 2016 to set this one up before returning in 2019.”

He had gone from one-on-one coaching to working with groups of people who planted the seed of the app, called oneXp, in Steve’s head.

He explained: “The hardest thing for me was, after coaching for eight straight hours, coming home and doing another two hours of client communication and watching the swings and analyzing them – i was spending so much extra time working and not with my family and not even giving the best service.

“The concept came from wanting to make my life and my staff’s life easier but, fundamentally, to better communicate with customers and give them a better experience.”

The app is already up and running, but has a long way to go with Steve launching it as a social platform in May.

A photo of the technical side of the application in action

He said: “At the moment we are very much a coach and a client, but the concept is basically to become an adult sports Facebook.

“I’m 51, I’m crazy about sports and I hate Facebook. Sport is my life, my job, my interest, I watch it, I play it and I’m at St. James’ Park all the time.

“I want a platform that’s relevant to me and that’s what we’re trying to build.

“Video is still available, but you can talk to friends and do everything Facebook does too.”

Steve is a huge sports fan and has big plans for the app’s growth

For those who want to dabble in the technical side of the app, Steve, who supports Magpies, gave an overview of what clubs such as Newcastle United could use it for.

He said: “If we take a penalty taker, Callum Wilson for example.

“Callum is going to take a penalty and in training you would have a camera behind him and a camera in front of him.

“When he was practicing taking them, you would press a button on your watch to record and stop recording, and then those two streams would show up on the same screen.

The app could help professionals such as Callum Wilson (Image: Getty Images)

“If you hit the sync button, they go live and sync together. It almost creates a 3D view.

“The real reason we incorporated heart rate is to allow coaches to monitor technique under pressure.

“Let’s say he’s training with Dubravka tomorrow before the weekend game and his heart rate is 95 bpm.

“Then the coach on the side will film him taking a penalty against Liverpool on Saturday, and the heartbeat will go… it’s 170 bpm.

“From their data analytics platform, they can pull that out and start monitoring anxiety and pressure.”

A selection of the best sports games for your smartphone

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Sports fans have generally always adored sports video games.
Not only are they fun and entertaining, but sports-themed merchandise gives fans the chance to replicate moves with their favorite stars and take their beloved teams to the top of the pile.

For Cowboys fansfor example, there have been a number of NFL-themed games featuring some of the team’s instantly recognizable faces.

When it comes to smartphone gaming, sports games have seen tremendous growth lately. In fact, mobile gaming is booming, overall, thanks to its improved overall offering. With our new and improved modern smartphones comes a range of premium games worth sampling. Along with sports games, other mobile titles are also thriving, such as console-quality releases like Call of Duty: Mobile, augmented reality titles like Pokemon Go, and not to mention popular games. casino titles from developers like NetEnt.

Simply put, the overall mobile gaming package has never been stronger, with sports games also playing a vital role in the obvious improvement. Sports games are popular, they’re usually easy to understand, and they’re a great gaming opportunity on a miniature handheld device.

With a flurry of games constantly being released on smartphones these days, below is a rundown of some of the best sports-themed products for your device right now.

Madden NFL Mobile Soccer

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One for all the football fans among us, Madden NFL Mobile Football is one of the best American football games to play on a mobile phone right now. Play with your favorite NFL players and teams, you can hone your tactics, master specific games, and even duke it out with a friend in co-op mode.

There are also purchasable packs that will unlock new players, as well as a host of other rewards that will improve your team. If you are looking for a football game for your phone, then Madden NFL Mobile Football is easily the best option.

NBA 2K20

Offering console-quality graphics and an authentic overall feel, NBA 2K20 is at the top when it comes to basketball gaming options on a smartphone. From the game’s MyCareer Run story mode to its NBA stories that bring to life some of the greatest moments in NBA history, you’ll be entertained for hours with this one.

It’s no surprise to see NBA 2K20 register a much success, that’s for sure. Overall, for a mobile game, it’s hard to fault.

MLB 9 innings 22

Luckily, for baseball lovers, MLB 9 Innings 22 is a truly authentic baseball-themed mobile game for their enjoyment. The game features impeccable graphics, the gameplay is easy to grasp, there are more than 30 MLB baseball diamonds and over 1,700 players, and you can play the game with one hand.

Other popular options include participating in a Ranked Battle and a Club Battle mode, where you can compete against players from around the world.

Easily the best baseball game available to play on mobile, MLB 9 Innings 22 is well worth downloading.

golf star

There have been plenty of forgettable golf outings over the years, but Golf Star certainly doesn’t fall into that category. Offering intuitive controls and beautiful graphics, the game is very impressive. You can hone your skills and dive straight into a career mode, take part in a multiplayer tournament mode, enjoy a goodwill match against players online and much more. Golf Star is truly a pleasure to play.

Other options include Fishing Life, eFootball PES 2021, Boxing Star, AO Tennis, FIFA Mobile, FIE Swordplay, NBA Jam, OK Golf, Rocket League Sideswipe, and Snowboard Party: World Tour.

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FIFA Puskás Award 2021 finalists announced

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FIFA ( announced the final nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award; the finalists of the other categories will be announced in the coming days; the virtual awards ceremony will be televised live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich on January 17.

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Prize ( This prize is awarded to the player deemed to have scored the most aesthetic goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the gender or nationality of the player.

Who will succeed 2020 winner Son Heung-min to win the coveted crown? The voting process for the 11 goals of the race ended on Friday, December 17, 2021 and the last three nominees for the FIFA Puskás Prize are (in alphabetical order):

Érik Lamela (ARG) ( – Arsenal FC v Tottenham Hotspur FC [Premier League] (March 14, 2021)

Patrik Schick (CZE) ( – Czech Republic v. Scotland [UEFA EURO 2020] (June 14, 2021)

Mehdi Taremi (IRN) ( – Chelsea FC v FC Porto [UEFA Champions League] (April 13, 2021)

All The Best FIFA Football Awards ™ 2021 winners, including the FIFA Fan Award ( and FIFA Fair Play Award ( winners, will be crowned on January 17 at a program broadcast live from FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5 January), FIFA will announce the last three nominees for FIFA’s Best Women’s Goalkeeper ( and FIFA’s Best Men’s Goalkeeper ( This will be followed on Thursday January 6 by the announcement of the three finalists for FIFA’s Best Women’s Coach ( and FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach ( Then, on Friday January 7, FIFA will unveil the three finalists for Best FIFA Women’s Player ( and Best FIFA Men’s Player ( at an online event featuring featuring FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira.

For the latest news from The Best FIFA Football Awards, visit and check FIFA’s accounts on Facebook (, YouTube ( and Twitter ( / 3HyRvFh).

You can join the discussion on who should win the prizes by using the hashtag #TheBest.

(With contributions from APO)

Major sporting events in Houston: December 27 to January 2, 2022

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Jae’Sean Tate and Rockets face stiff competition to end year | Photo: Logan Riely; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 27 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The New Year arrives this week as the Rockets hit the ground running against some of the NBA’s top talent, plus the Coogs clinch a spot against a conference opponent and Kingwood hosts another edition of its annual marathon tradition. on New Years day.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Tuesday 28 December –A star-studded squad of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and others arrive in Houston for a much-anticipated late-December clash with the Rockets. $ 49 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 28 December – Nationally ranked UH basketball team launch into a conference game against a tough Cincinnati team. $ 30 to $ 75, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | New Year’s Eve, Friday December 31 – New Years tradition returns to Toyota Center, as the Rockets look to take on Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat before the ball drops later that night. $ 25 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • 23rd Annual Texas Marathon at Green Tree Park in Kingwood | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The New Years tradition in Kingwood returns, sending runners from Green Tree Park to Lake Houston and back. Stay after the event for a pizza night after the race. Registration is $ 90 for all events (marathon or half-marathon). 8h.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The Rockets face reigning MVP Nicola Jokic and his Denver team with a New Years faceoff. $ 14 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.

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MONEYBALL: How Utah Jazz, Other Sporting Events Benefit State of Sport Economy

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – In case you didn’t know, the world of professional sports involves a lot of money.

Lots and lots of money.

Not only do elite athletes generate a lot of income – for example, Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are expected to bring in nearly $ 63 million in combined salaries this season alone – the dough that makes a game. so glamorous NBA can sink. to the area around the arena and beyond.

The larger the stage, the greater the economic impact on the city and region where the team or event is located.

For Milwaukee, the Bucks’ run to the championship brought in a lot of money, with the city’s tourism department reporting a $ 57.6 million windfall to the local economy, thanks to the NBA Finals.

In Utah, Jazz’s home games are also a boon to the economy. According to Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Athletic Commission, a study a few years ago estimated that every NBA game in Salt Lake City generated around $ 1 million.

“If you look at the vendors, the restaurants, the hotels, you look at some kind of city converging to Vivint Arena in that local area, obviously there is significant economic activity,” Robbins told

While putting income in the hands of business owners around the arena seems like a sort of obvious consequence of a sporting event, other impacts on a city or state are not as tangible, such as a jersey. Jordan Clarkson at $ 120 from the team store or a pre-game bite to eat at the nearby Crown Burger.

Getting the state of Utah on screens of all types – TV, computer, or mobile device – can also be incredibly valuable.

To that end, Robbins and the Athletic Commission believe they have a major opportunity next May to put southern Utah on the radar on a massive scale by hosting the 2022 Ironman World Championship in St. George.

Securing the event, which will be held for the first time outside of Kona, Hawaii, in the race’s 40-year history, was a major victory for the Hive State.

“In 2019, this had an economic impact of roughly $ 40 million and roughly 5 billion impressions, which is roughly $ 40 million in media value that you would have to pay if you wanted to promote Kona,” Robbins illustrates. .

Due to the cancellation of the Ironman World Championship in 2020 and 2021, the Sports Commission expects pent-up demand for his return to St. George to further increase media value, making the 2022 event a billboard. even bigger display for Utah. .

The landscape of the Utah sports scene has already changed a lot since the hosting of the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, explains Robbins. Highlights such as Street League Skateboarding last month, in addition to an NHL exhibition game on Thursday and Red Bull Rampage in October, are indicative of one thing: Utah lives up to the moniker. the Commission as the state of sport.

Growth may continue into the future with work currently underway to secure an additional Olympic bid over the next decade.

Having options readily available for sports fans to spend their money and have fun on the night of the big game may also get even better much sooner than an Olympic potential in the 2030s. While Milwaukee’s economic injection could Being attributed a degree to the Deer District, a shopping and dining area immediately surrounding the Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks play, the Jazz did not enjoy such a fan experience immediately around their field.

25,000 Bucks fans blocked the “Deer District” outside the arena to watch Game 6 of the NBA Finals on video screens. (Photo by Robert CHIARITO / AFP) (Photo by ROBERT CHIARITO / AFP via Getty Images)

However, Robbins sees signs of improvement and realizes the potential already existing in downtown Salt Lake City.

“I think you certainly see active economic activity going on there,” he says, citing the construction of several new hotels and buildings in the southeast corner of the arena, as well as the 2017 renovation of the building. himself. “As for outdoor shopping and things happening across the street, as the economy gets better and things get better, let’s hope that continues to evolve. “

Above all, the sport, and the Jazz in particular, have made Utah a worldwide name as an invaluable brand and promotion vessel. One of Robbins’ favorite stories is that of Zions Bank CEO and Chairman Scott Anderson, who was recently on an excursion to a remote part of Africa when a native enthusiastically recognized the basketball note logo. -ball on his son’s Jazz hat.

It helps that the team is led by a host of globally recognizable stars, such as Mitchell; Gobert, originally from France; Ingles, an Australian; Clarkson, a Filipino-American; and other international talents.

“When you start to look at the reach that Jazz has nationally and globally, I think that’s where it really helps that we’ve become an international team,” says Robbins. “When you look at the expansion of the NBA in the international world, it’s important. They are in Asia, they are in Europe, the players come from all over and it hasn’t been that long when it wasn’t necessarily the case.

Best games and sporting events this month: September 2021

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The Cougars return to the field this month | Courtesy of the Houston Cougars

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from your home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in September 2021.

This month, pound the pavement at running events across town, see the Astros in their final game of the regular season, grab the Dash as they head to the NWSL playoffs, and don’t miss not the Texans for their home opener.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: September 2021

  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders at NRG Stadium | saturday 4 september – These Texas teams get an oversized kickoff to the college football season when they step onto the pitch at cavernous NRG Stadium. Tickets range from $ 28 to over $ 150, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Bayou Bucket 5K & 10K at Rice University | sunday 5 september Pick a side – blue for Rice, red for the University of Houston – and head to the Rice University Running Trail to help your team win this annual 5k and 10k event. Now in its third year, the series is tied 1-1. Participation also includes a ticket to the Bayou Bucket Classic on Saturday September 11. Registration is $ 45 for 5K; $ 55 for the 10K; $ 20 for children K. 7:30 am.
  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Stadium | Friday September 10 – H-Town welcomes former Dash forward Kealia Watt and the Red Stars in a rematch of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Final. Tickets start at $ 12, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12 – Led by league home run leader Shohei Ohtani, the Angels stop in Houston for a three-game series. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday September 11 –Houston welcomes one of MLS newcomers, Austin FC, who stands in the way of Dynamo’s last chance in the playoffs. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Football: Rice Owls vs. Houston Cougars at Rice Stadium | Saturday September 11 – The 40th Bayou Bucket Classic brings together the Rice Owls and the Houston Cougars once again for another edition of this intra-urban rivalry. Tickets range from $ 42 to over $ 80, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
  • Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 September – The Texans open the season at home against a divisional rival who includes No.1 draft pick Trevor Lawrence and acclaimed college coach Urban Meyer, who begins his NFL career as a head coach. Tickets range from $ 36 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Midday.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Stadium | saturday september 18 – After a 2-2 draw in August, Dynamo won again against their rivals from the north. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Hardest 10k on Kemah Boardwalk | Sunday, September 19 – Get the blood flowing in the morning on this intimidating 10k that sends runners from the Kemah promenade across the huge Seabrook-Kemah Bridge and back. Registration is $ 60 until Tuesday, September 14; $ 65 until the day of the race; $ 75 the day of the race. 7h.
  • Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers at NRG Stadium | Thursday 23 September –In their only prime-time game of the season on Thursday night, the Texans will host new quarterback Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers. Tickets range from $ 34 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:20 p.m.
  • Badges & Bases 5K, 10K & Kids Run at Minute Maid Park | saturday 25 september – Benefiting the Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation, this running event sends participants north of the stadium and loops them back to finish inside the stadium, with a photo op at home plate. Registration is $ 30 for 5K; $ 40 for the 10K; $ 15 for the children’s race. 7:15 am.
  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Midshipmen at TDECU Stadium | saturday 25 september – The Coogs have a chance against a nationally ranked team on their home turf while celebrating the military and first responders. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 125, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Time to be determined.
  • Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park | From Tuesday September 28 to Thursday September 30 – In their penultimate streak of the season, the Astros host Tampa Bay in a three-game showdown reminiscent of the 2020 ALCS game. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Tuesday and Wednesday 7:10 pm; Thursday 6:10 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BBVA Stadium | wednesday 29 september – With only a few home games in the season, the Dynamo host the Whitecaps in a Western Conference showdown. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 September – The Skeeters are playing the first two games of a five-game series that will mark the end of their regular season. Tickets range from $ 8 to $ 60, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:05 p.m. both evenings.

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HalaPlay, the Fantasy Sports app owned by Nazara, plans to increase INR by 18 Cr

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According to a file, the company’s board of directors has given its approval in principle to HalaPlay, a subsidiary of Nazara, to raise funds from identified investors.

In a separate development, Nazara purchased an additional 1.40% stake worth INR 96.16 lakh in its subsidiary Absolute Sports Private Limited (ASPL), which operates

Following the transaction, Nazara’s stake in Sportskeeda increased from 63.90% to 65.30%

HalaPlay, the fantasy sports platform owned by Nazara Technologies, plans to raise over 18 Cr INR, according to the listed company’s filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange.

According to deposit, the company’s board of directors has given its agreement in principle to HalaPlay, a subsidiary of Nazara, to raise funds from identified investors, whose names were not disclosed in the file.

“After the completion of said transaction, the Company’s (Nazara) stake in HalaPlay will be diluted from 74.02% to 64.70%, on a fully diluted basis. In addition, there is no change in the management and control of HalaPlay upon completion of the aforementioned transaction, ”the file read.

Nazara did not respond to Inc42 questions about the names of the investors who supported HalaPlay during its last funding round.

Nazara buys more shares in Sportskeeda

In the same file, it is revealed that Nazara purchased an additional 1.40% stake worth INR 96.16 lakh in its subsidiary Absolute Sports Private Limited (ASPL), which operates the sports news site Sportskeeda .com. Following the transaction, Nazara’s stake in ASPL increased from 63.90% to 65.30%.

Meanwhile, Nazara, a publicly traded Indian gaming company, recorded an 84% year-over-year (YoY) increase in its consolidated revenue, which stood at INR 454.2 Cr for the fiscal year. 2020-21 (FY21).

The gamified learning segment saw 820% revenue growth from INR 19.1 Cr in FY20 to INR 175.8 Cr in FY21. Likewise, esports revenue more than doubled to 170.1 Cr INR in FY21, compared to 84.2 Cr INR in the previous fiscal year.

Revenues from freemium, telecom subscriptions and real money games were 19.5 Cr INR, 74.9 Cr INR and 13.9 Cr INR respectively in fiscal year 21.

Founded by Vikash Mittersain and Nitish Mittersain in 2000, Nazara is a diverse gaming and sports media platform with a presence in India and global markets such as Africa and North America. The company specializes in interactive games, esports, and the gamified early learning ecosystem, and is well known for its variety of products, including the World Cricket Championship (WCC) and CarromClash (mobile games), Kiddopia (gamified early learning), Nodwin and Sportskeeda (esports and esports media, respectively) and Halaplay and Qunami (fantasy games and skill-based trivia).

Last month the company initial public offering (IPO) received a strong response with institutional and private investors.