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Belco demolition continues – The Royal Gazette

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Created: May 17, 2022 07:45

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.”

Top Sporting Events in Houston: May 16-22, 2022

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AEW Wrestling is coming to Houston this week with a double-header event | Courtesy of AEW Wrestling

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22, 2022.

This week, wrestling superstars descend on Houston, the Coogs wrap up a strong year on the diamond, a weekend of freebies up for grabs at Minute Maid Park, and more.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 6 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls at Schroeder Park | tuesday may 17 – A showdown at Bayou City gets the better of the diamond at UH when the Coogs take to the field for their last home game of a solid season. $10 and up. 6:30 p.m.
  • AEW dynamite & Carnage at the Fertitta Center | Wednesday May 18 – All Elite Wrestling is hosting a doubleheader event at the Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus, featuring a roster of top-flight wrestling talent like CM Punk, Sting, Thunder Rosa and more. Remaining tickets start at $50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at PNC Stadium | Wednesday May 18 – With a third of the season down, the Dynamo will be looking to fend off a challenge in the Western Conference table from a strong Seattle team. $14 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday 19 May to Sunday 22 May – With the Rangers in town for the weekend, the ‘Stros are hosting several days of giveaways, including a Chewbacca cooler on Thursdays star wars Night, an Orbit jersey on Friday, a Yuli Gurriel bobblehead on Saturday, and a limited keychain on Sunday afternoon. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | From Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May – This three-weekend series sees the Dodgers come to town with a special fireworks celebration on Friday, followed by Armed Forces Day – and a jersey giveaway – on Saturday. $8 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run Houston! Clear Lake 5K & 10K at the University of Houston–Clear Lake | Sunday May 22 – Get your feet moving at the next Run Houston event! series, which sends runners on 5K and 10K courses from the UH–Clear Lake campus to Bay Area Boulevard and back. Starting at $40, children can also enroll in the 1K course. $60 and up. 8 a.m.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

Fishing tournaments, shooting sports events coming to the outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

bdokken@gfherald.com

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Information:

    aelcfertile.org/calendar

    .

  • June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Information:

    i29classic.com

    or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.

  • July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Info: pembina.catfishing@gmail.com or

    Pembina Catfish Fishing Tournament Facebook Page

    .

  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More information:

    https://bit.ly/royalreelmin

    ; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at johnnie@gondtc.com.

  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meet at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info:

    catsincredibletournament.com

    ,

    facebook.com/catsincredible

    iafflocal3423@yahoo.com or by phone at (218) 399-3474.

  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Information:

    catfishdrayton.com

    .

  • June 10-12: 46th Annual Bemidji Hangfires, 9179 Beltrami Road, Bemidji. For further information: Keith Johnson, (218) 751-9433, (218) 368-7482 or keith@greatriverforge.com.
  • June 16-17: Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota annual meet, Height O’Land Sportsman Club, 15 miles east of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota off Highway 34. Info: Allan Witthoeft, (218) 841-7096 ; or Dale Bellefy, (218) 694-2994.
  • June 19-25: 2022 Hautes Plaines Regional Rendezvous, 9179 Beltrami Line Road SW, Bemidji. Information:

    hprr.org

    .

  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Information: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or

    egfgunclub.org

    .

  • August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this summer. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at

mndnr.gov

. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
  • May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.
  • June 1: Muskie management in Minnesota. Fisheries Supervisor TJ Debates will talk about this apex predator and how the DNR manages muskellunges, where the fish live and tips for catching them.
  • June 8: Minnesota-Cuyuna Country Outdoor Playground. Learn about the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and what it has to offer.
  • June 15: Aquatic invasive species. AIS Training Coordinator April Rust will discuss the challenges posed by invasive species and why it is important to prevent their spread.
  • June 22: Pick wild foods along the North Shore. Kurt Mead, interpretive naturalist at Tettegouche State Park, will offer tips on foraging, the best time to pick wild berries, and how to identify different edibles.
  • June 29: Smallmouth bass fishing in the river. DNR Fisheries Supervisor Eric Altena will discuss where smallmouths hang out in the rivers, why people like to chase smallmouths, and how to catch more.
  • July 6: Alternatives to lead fishing tackle. Kelly Amoth and Steven Yang, coordinators of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s “Get the Lead Out” program, will talk about the danger lead poses to loons and other wildlife and discuss lead-free alternatives and success stories.
  • July 13: How to harvest wild rice. Nicholas Snavely, MNR Assistant Wildlife Manager in Sauk Rapids, will share tips for harvesting wild rice later this summer.
  • July 20: Basics of paddling. An expert from the Three Rivers Park District in the Twin Cities will provide an introduction to canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding, as well as places to paddle and rent equipment.
  • July 27: Manage your family’s lake shore. MNR Aquatic Plants Specialist Shane McBride and Fisheries Landscapes Coordinator Heather Baird will cover regulations and best practices for lakeshore management.
  • August 3: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, numbers and new chronic wasting zones.
  • August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Discover two scientific surveys in which hunters provide the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
  • August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, volunteer steering committee member and instructor for MNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.
  • August 24: Beginning of the goose season. MNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba will discuss early season goose hunting opportunities and provide advice on how and where to catch the birds.
  • August 31 : Options and tips for hunting ammunition. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammunition and options for different games, alternatives to lead, and other tips to consider when buying ammunition.

The biggest sporting events coming up in 2022

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The sports world never sleeps and 2022 is no exception. There are many important and exciting events for sports fans to watch this year, and as always, we’re all excited for what’s to come. If you want to kick the excitement up an extra notch, make this the year you invite friends over for your craziest watch parties yet, bet on the results of your favorite teams – or whatever you always wanted to do, but never got it. around.

If you are considering getting into betting, there are of course a few things to remember: Do your research, never bet with your gut, set a spending limit – and check out the market, for example finding the best bonuses and using of them. Paris.com is a great all-rounder, whether you’re looking for expert picks, betting calculators, promo codes, or anything else betting related.

Even if you don’t want to bet, you can still find lots of interesting information about your favorite sport. Being up to date will only make watching this year’s top sporting events even more fun for you. So be sure to do your research and read on for the most exciting sporting events of the year.

Tennis – Wimbledon: June 27 to July 10

The Wimbledon Championships, the prestigious annual tennis tournament, will of course be back in 2022. The tournament was canceled in 2020, and in 2021 matches were played completely without spectators – but this year we are all more than ready to enjoy the tournament. Hopefully we can do it under more normal circumstances without too many restrictions and with spectators to watch the games.

UEFA Women’s Euro: July 6-31

Another event you should watch out for is the Women’s Euro, which returns this year after a small postponement. The event was supposed to take place in 2021, but as the Summer Olympics have been postponed from 2020 to 2021, the Women’s Euro has instead been postponed to 2022. Because of this, we can now enjoy this incredible tournament this year. .

If you’ve never watched women’s sports or think they’re too boring, it’s time to change your mind and watch this year. There are a lot of good teams playing, and it’s definitely worth a visit this summer.

Rugby League World Cup, England: October 15 to November 19

This event has also been delayed due to COVID, but this year we can finally enjoy the Rugby World Cup again! This international tournament is, of course, administered by the International Rugby League and will be a delight for players and spectators alike.

FIFA World Cup: November 21 to December 18

An event that many have been waiting for will finally take place this year: the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup has been postponed several times, and due to the war in Ukraine, some reschedulings have taken place in qualifying matches. This hasn’t had an effect on the world cup schedule yet, but if there are any lineup changes, be sure to stay up to date on the football section and other media to keep your solid betting game.

If these events do not satisfy your sporting desires, check out this BBC inclusive list to stay up to date with all upcoming games and tournaments.

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

Fishing tournaments, shooting sports events coming to the outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

bdokken@gfherald.com

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • May 14: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club fry and membership drive, 4-8 p.m., Eagles Club, Lake Township near Warroad, Minnesota. Meat raffles, individual and family sports club memberships are available, as well as All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota memberships. Meal $18 per person, $10 12 and under. Information:

    Reed/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club

    The Facebook page.

  • May 14: Photography Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Horse Hill Visitor Center near Devils Lake. Pre-registration required before May 1; $20 for students, $25 for Friends of White Horse Hill members, $35 for non-members, or $50 for Friends registration and membership. Sponsored by the Friends of White Horse Hill. Info: jill.edinger@gmail.com.
  • May 14: Celebrate Migratory Bird Day at White Horse Hill, White Horse Hill National Game Preserve near Devils Lake. Guided birding tour at 7:00 a.m. (Refuge gates open at 6:30 p.m. for this weekend only), youth and family birding tour at 10:00 a.m., Visitor Center and Shop open noon to 4 p.m., and Jeopardy “Know Your Refuge” at 1 p.m. Information: (701) 766-4272.
  • June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Information:

    aelcfertile.org/calendar

    .

  • June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Information:

    i29classic.com

    or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.

  • July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Info: pembina.catfishing@gmail.com or

    Pembina Catfish Fishing Tournament Facebook Page

    .

  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More information:

    https://bit.ly/royalreelmin

    ; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at johnnie@gondtc.com.

  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meet at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info:

    catsincredibletournament.com

    ,

    facebook.com/catsincredible

    iafflocal3423@yahoo.com or by phone at (218) 399-3474.

  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Information:

    catfishdrayton.com

    .

  • June 10-12: 46th Annual Bemidji Hangfires, 9179 Beltrami Road, Bemidji. For further information: Keith Johnson, (218) 751-9433, (218) 368-7482 or keith@greatriverforge.com.
  • June 16-17: Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota annual meet, Height O’Land Sportsman Club, 15 miles east of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, off Highway 34. Info: Allan Witthoeft, (218) 841-7096 ; or Dale Bellefy, (218) 694-2994.
  • June 19-25: 2022 Hautes Plaines Regional Rendezvous, 9179 Beltrami Line Road SW, Bemidji. Information:

    hprr.org

    .

  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. For further information: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or

    egfgunclub.org

    .

  • August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this spring. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at

mndnr.gov

. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • May 11: Favorite fishing lures of MNR staff. DNR staffers share some of their top secret lures and how to use them.
  • May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
  • May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.

Carbon-neutral World Cup is a game-changer in sporting events, Gord official says

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Qatar’s “voluntary environmental commitment” will set a new precedent both locally and internationally in terms of hosting future sporting events, an official with the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (Gord) has said.
“In FIFA history, Qatar 2022 will be the first carbon-neutral World Cup. With a sustainability advisory from Gord, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has taken several steps to reduce tournament GHG emissions while using carbon offset services for unavoidable emissions.
“In Qatar, we are seeing increased interest from organizers approaching the Global Carbon Council (GCC) to explore the mechanisms behind the carbon neutrality of events,” said Gord Founding Chairman Dr. Yousef al-Horr, to the Gulf Times in an interview.
Dr al-Horr stressed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be a “first of its kind”, thus setting a global benchmark for the organization of future World Cups and other tournaments around the world.
He also pointed out that Qatar has exceeded FIFA’s expectations, not only through its commitment to carbon neutrality, but also by taking voluntary measures as part of its commitment to environmental conservation. .
Citing Al Janoub Stadium, Dr al-Horr said the facility recently received all three green building certifications under the Global Sustainability Rating System (GSAS). The facility is now the first stadium to have all three certifications: GSAS Design & Build, GSAS Construction Management and GSAS Operations.
“The adoption of GSAS Operations was an entirely voluntary decision that Qatar plans to pursue for all eight stadiums to ensure the sustainable operation of the facilities. Globally, such initiatives will inspire future host nations and create a lasting legacy. from the State of Qatar,” he said.
He said Gord was in the process of finalizing GSAS certifications for the eight stadiums that will host FIFA supporters in 2022. Audits for GSAS operations are currently underway to assess the impact on stadium sustainability in the phase post-occupation, he noted.
To ensure environmentally responsible development and operations of temporary sites and fan zones, Gord has also developed a unique EcoLeaf GSAS for camp and festival sites as a tourism sustainability certification. It is designed to improve the performance of purpose-built temporary facilities and reduce the negative impacts generated by their activity, Dr al-Horr explained.
In the context of carbon neutrality, Dr al-Horr said Gord, with the support of SC, created the Global Carbon Council (GCC) – the Mena region’s first voluntary carbon market catalyzing the financing of the climate change mitigation globally and in particular for the region, which has remained vastly underrepresented when it comes to the use of carbon market instruments to address climate change.
“GCC credits will be used to offset host country emissions related to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the legacy will continue for years to come. Today, this GCC program is the only internationally accredited program CORSIA in the countries of the South.
“It is also accredited by ICROA and has over 260 registered GHG reduction projects across the world, including local and regional projects, with the hope that this number will grow to as many as 500 projects by the end of the year. end of 2022. Collectively, over 20 million carbon credits are expected to be issued by GCC by the end of the year,” Dr. al-Horr said.
In terms of research activities, he said Gord and SC were collaborating on Al Thumama’s ‘Showcase Stadium’, originally built as part of Qatar’s bid to prove that football can be played in the Middle. East despite the difficult terrain of the region.
Since Qatar’s winning bid for the tournament, the facility has transformed beyond a showcase space. Backed by the SC, the facility currently provides a platform for Gord’s pilot-scale research and development in anticipation of supporting one of the most enduring tournaments in FIFA history, said the Dr. al-Horr.
“Essentially, the showcase site reflects SC’s position on environmental sustainability, to which the host country has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment. As a breeding ground for future technologies, Al Thumama Showcase Stadium nurtures scientific research to develop innovations in the field of environmental sustainability,” he added.
According to Dr. al-Horr, Gord and SC are also collaborating to implement GSAS in all stages. In order to mitigate as much as possible the carbon footprint related to the development of World Cup venues, the SC has chosen, after FIFA’s approval, GSAS as the green building certification system for all stadiums.
“Through the adoption of GSAS, SC introduced a life cycle approach for the first time in FIFA history by implementing sustainability best practices across all stadiums throughout the life cycle. of the facility which included the design, construction and operation phases.
“In the same vein, SC has voluntarily implemented GSAS Construction Management certification for stadiums to ensure that all contractors follow sustainability best practices during construction. With the World Cup less than a year away, stadiums are pursuing GSAS Operations certification to ensure sustainable operation and management of venues in the post-construction phase,” added Dr al-Horr.

Volunteers are the backbone of sporting events | local sports

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It was National Volunteer Week in Canada recently and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the incredible contributions of volunteers.

If there are two words that go hand in hand, it is volunteering and sport. It is only fitting that the official announcement that Thunder Bay will host the 2024 Ontario Winter Games took place during this special week, as for this event to take place it will depend on the expertise and the dedication of more than 700 volunteers.

Scheduled to take place from February 16 to 24, 2024, around 3,500 participants will take part in no less than 27 sports taking place in 18 different venues.

The bid’s slogan was Return to the North. The last time the event was held in this area was in December 1974, meaning they will return after 50 years away.

Knowing the incredible dedication and resilience of volunteers in our local sporting community, I imagine some of the people who worked on the 1974 event will be lining up to help with the 2024 competition.

Thunder Bay has hosted a number of large-scale sporting events over the years that have required a number of volunteers, with the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games and the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts not being just two of our most recent efforts.

Volunteering to help out with a sporting event in your community isn’t always an easy task, especially if you’ve taken on the leadership of a committee.

In fact, as anyone involved in the world of event management will tell you, it’s one of the most stressful jobs around. That’s why it’s all the more amazing to me that so many people are willing to give their time and talents to help out as sports volunteers, their only goal being the desire to put on a great event and proudly present their hometown.

While large-scale events require a certain number of volunteers for a specific period of time, the contributions of our sports volunteers occur every day.

Simply put, organized sport cannot exist without the thousands of volunteers and corresponding hours they donate every year.

Thunder Bay athletes continually make headlines for their success in the world of sport and they are there because of the selfless efforts of volunteers.

Every time a champion hoists a trophy or bites into a gold medal, a volunteer has played a part in helping them on their way to victory.

Behind every athlete is an army of volunteers who serve in a variety of roles such as coaching and officiating, serving on boards of directors, and fundraising to help pay for the ever-increasing expenses of running a sports team. or a league.

Of course, we also cannot forget the number of parents and other family members and friends who make those early morning drives for training or long drives to tournaments, often during cold winter days.

In my capacity as Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame for the past 36 years and through my involvement in a number of sporting events from the local to the national level, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers.

My work has also allowed me to help recognize some people for their role as volunteer sport builders who have selflessly dedicated their lives to providing sporting opportunities to their communities.

We have inducted nearly 100 people into the builder category, some for their volunteer contributions and others for reaching the pinnacle of their sport as a professional coach or administrator.

In the category of volunteer builders, there are two of our inductees from the early days of the sport in Port Arthur who were sport builders in the truest sense of the word.

Acting as a primary fundraiser, organizer and manager, Hilda Donati helped establish Thunder Bay’s first Peewee Hockey League which, according to some reports, was also the first of its kind in Canada.

In its first year of operation, Hilda’s League, as it was known, consisted of eight teams, with each of the players personally selected, assigned and equipped by Donati.

Tom Crompton Sr. encouraged her along the way, who, in addition to his contributions to the sport of football-football as an official and organizer in the early 1900s, organized his own midget hockey team which played on what became known as Crompton’s Rink.

Every time we hold an induction ceremony where we honor a sport-building volunteer, they are often truly touched by the fact that they are being recognized for their contribution.

I encourage anyone involved in a sports group in our region who knows someone who has dedicated themselves to developing their sport above all others, to submit their name and a summary of their contributions to the selection committee. of the NWOSHOF for review for possible induction.

Speaking of volunteers and people who give of themselves to support the sport, I have to give a big thank you to Hall of Fame inductee Vern Stenlund and his sister Carol Kajorinne.

They recently held an online art auction, featuring over 50 works of art they’ve created and donated for sale, all in support of the North West Sports Hall of Fame. of Ontario.

The event ended with a reception at the Sports Hall of Fame on April 23 to see the final submissions arrive. In the end, nearly $11,000 was raised to help in our efforts to preserve and honor our regional sporting heritage.

As National Volunteer Week draws to a close, I would like to personally thank all those volunteers who continue to give one of their most precious assets, their time, to help the world of sport.

Know that your efforts are greatly appreciated. It is thanks to you that Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario have such a vibrant sport community and a rich and proud sporting heritage.

Until next time, keep this pride of sports history alive and stay safe.

Diane Imrie is the Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

Celebrating vee-ohn-yay – The Royal Gazette

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Condrieu, the homeland of Viognier

International Viognier Day is celebrated annually on April 29.

There are probably many discussions about how to pronounce the name of this grape variety which, in percentage terms, has grown much more than any other in the last fifty years.

If you check online, you can see “vee-aa-nyay”, “vee-own-yay”, “vee-ON-yay”. Admittedly, the least successful essay I’ve heard locally is “wog-ner”.

Years of enjoying wines from this fruit source have made me settle for “vee-ohn-yay,” and I maintain that’s probably okay.

I think I’m also right to say that in 1975, when I first entered the wine business, there was perhaps only one vineyard left of this beautiful varietal in the whole world.

When Jancis Robinson wrote the book Grapes & Wines in 1985, she said the Viognier hardly deserved a mention because she could only find 80 acres in total.

We can definitely call it “the comeback child” with worldwide plantings of around 35,000 acres. One account I found said there were only 17 acres left in 1965; it was very close to extinction!

I like the saying: “Viognier is for those of us who like to stop and smell the flowers. Honeysuckle, mandarin, mango, mayflower, vanilla, nutmeg and clove. The one that usually identifies it to me is the delicious ripe peach and physical stickiness that gives it a creamy feel that you can literally see when the wine is poured.

The legend says that the Roman emperor Probus brought this grape variety to France, and we will start with that of the AOC de Condrieu where it is the only grape variety authorized to be planted, and only with old strains which maintain the richness of this grape variety.

The total vineyard area of ​​this small appellation on the steep northern slopes of the Rhone Valley is only around 420 acres and it is considered the spiritual home of Viognier.

Our 2019 Chapoutier Condrieu Guest is produced by a leading family of Rhône winegrowers for over 200 years, since 1808. They are today the leaders in the field of biodynamics throughout France.

Pour and observe its deep golden yellow with green highlights. The nose is very fruity with exotic fruits (pineapple), acacia flower, lychee, apricot and white peach and it is round and full with a good length in the mouth and a final touch of vanilla. .

The soils of the vineyard are composed of altered schists and granites which are revealed in the wine by an aromatic power and a great complexity. This type of soil also gives the wine freshness and minerality.

If you have Asian or Oriental food, this is perfection. Simply sipping it is also a pleasure. Critic Jeb Dunnock gives it a very credible 94/100. $62 (Stock #9450).

Now we only move a few meters from the old limit of Condrieu and the same family offer you Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier 2019 and while their winemaker observes, decides and guides, they allow Mother Nature to have the last word.

The soils of the Chapoutier estate know neither pesticides nor herbicides, the floral growth of the vine is essential. The natural cycles of the earth, sun and moon are also taken into account, as required by the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

After harvest, direct pressing of the whole bunches followed by a selection of the best juices from the pressing. Settling followed by fermentation in old 600 liter oak barrels followed by aging for 8 to 9 months in stainless steel vats.

The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and a very light batonnage of the lees (batonnage) during the first months of ageing. As with all Chapoutier wines, this wine bears Braille on the label.

I haven’t mentioned what you can see, smell or taste because you can pay $27 and experience the pleasure of your own impressions, which I promise will be favorable. (Stock #9438).

My go-to Viognier over the years has been Chapoutier Domaine des Granges Mirabel Viognier and I’m not the only one, because we came out of the 2018 vintage that we have on our list.

I do want to mention the 2020 vintage though, as it is expected to arrive in May. The cellar tells us that it is quite deep greenish yellow with aromas of apricot, pear and marmalade. Their sommelier offers seafood, including salmon as an accompaniment.

Like the others here, it has the Demeter symbol on the label to say it has been certified biodynamic.

I often like the tone of reviews that have been translated into English from another language and here is one about this wine from Europe: “Pear aroma on the first nose, an elegant backdrop here with a good tone clear, pleasant and decisive. The palate is good; it’s great to have a clear Viognier. The exotic fruits come together halfway. Ace wine!

Our stock is #9454 oneAnd if you find a bottle of the 2018 in one of our stores, the price is $24.55.

If we travel to the New World, the only example I can offer you is 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend that has been for many years now, the best-selling wine, in the crates, from this iconic Napa Valley winery.

Canadian writer Natalie MacLean comments, “Pine Ridge 2020 is great value. A dynamic blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier, the grapes for this vintage come from the banks of the Sacramento River in Clarksburg with Viognier wine grapes from California’s Lodi wine region.

“Dry, lush and medium-bodied with flavors of ripe apple, passion fruit, ginger and citrus on the palate. Refrigerate and enjoy with grilled pork chops. Chenin blanc viognier pairings: seafood fondue, grilled chicken, grilled shellfish.

A nice refresher for the upcoming weather for $24.75 (Stock No. 6037).

This column is an infomercial for Burrows Lightbourn Ltd. Contact Michael Robinson at mrobinson@bll.bm. Burrows Lightbourn has stores in Hamilton (Front Street East, 295-1554) and Paget (Harbour Road, 236-0355). Visit www.wineonline.bm

Calling all student entrepreneurs – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 28, 2022 9:35 PM

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for its fifth annual Student Entrepreneur Summer Program.

The SSEP provides students aged 16-23 with the resources and support needed to start, grow and sustain their own business.

The eight-week initiative will run from July 4 to August 26.

The program is designed to make young Bermudians the next wave of entrepreneurs on the island.

A maximum of 15 students will receive educational training, a weekly financial stipend and start-up funds to run their businesses, the BEDC said.

In addition to initial training, BEDC staff will continue to support students to ensure they maximize the experience and earn as much as they can during the summer months.

The three participants with the highest profits will win an additional financial reward.

Deshun Simmons, Program Manager and Deputy Head of Communications and Development at BEDC, said: “The goal of the program is not only to help participants earn money over the summer, but also to instill in them an entrepreneurial spirit that will help them prepare. for their future working in business or as entrepreneurs.

Businesses started last year by students included luxury soy candles, herbal skincare, clothing and lifestyle brand, furniture renovation, Japanese anime clothing and bubble tea.

2021 SSEP graduate and profit winner Marli Spriggs of BookSpace said, “I think BEDC’s SSEP was an ideal starting point to propel me into a strong entrepreneurial momentum, preparing me for my own future endeavours.”

Mr. Simmons added, “The SSEP is a great opportunity for students with entrepreneurial aspirations to put their business ideas to the test.

“The program provides them with a week of intensive entrepreneurship training that shifts their mindset to prepare them for the weeks ahead of being their own boss. I look forward to receiving submissions and seeing the creative and diverse ideas that our young people come up with to implement during their summer vacation. »

Applications are accepted until Sunday, June 5 online at www.bedc.bm.

Marli Spriggs (Akil Simmons File Photo)

Deshun Simmons, program manager and deputy head of communications and development at BEDC (file photo)

A Norwich sex offender took photos of girls at sporting events

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Published:
4:43 PM April 28, 2022



Update:
13:44 29 April 2022

A Norfolk runner who has admitted indecent image offenses has taken close-up photos of girls wearing tight shorts at running and gym events.

David Murrell, 46, a former member of a Norwich-based running club, uploaded hundreds of indecent images of children.

Norwich Crown Court heard and uploaded footage to the internet Murrell also took pictures of children himself at running and gymnastics events.


Norwich Crown Court
– Credit: Archant

Chris Youell, prosecuting, said photos taken by the defendant of real girls at running events in June and August 2019 included girls wearing “tight running shorts and sports bras”.

Murrell also took photos of girls at gymnastics events in December 2019 with the images showing “close-ups of the genital areas.”

The court heard photos of the children were found in a ‘hidden’ folder on her phone that was part of a secret app that needed a PIN to access it.

Mr Youell said Murrell was arrested by police after an indecent Category B image of a child uploaded by the defendant led officers to execute a search warrant at his home in July 2020.

Devices including a cell phone and a hard drive were recovered and searched and found to contain indecent images of children.

He was found to have uploaded and taken indecent images of children over a three-year period between 2017 and 2020.

Some of the images were category A, the most severe, but there were also category B and C images found.

These included 501 category C images, of which 424 were downloaded from the internet and 77 taken by the defendant, some of which were duplicates.

Police also recovered conversations the accused had with other people online, including one where he discussed “child sexual abuse”.

Mr Youell said: “There was clearly something deep in his life where he fantasized about young children and young girls.

“He was talking about it on the internet, taking pictures and uploading pictures.”

Murrell, of Camperdown in Great Yarmouth, appeared in court on Thursday April 28 after admitting three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of distributing an indecent image of a child.

He also pleaded guilty to six counts of taking indecent photos of a child.

The mother of one of the children who had their photo taken read a victim impact statement in which she described the police knock on the door.

She said it was something she would “never forget” and felt “like her world had stopped”.

The woman said, “It’s something I don’t really think I’ll get over.”

She also described in court the “confusion” and “sheer terror” as well as the “disbelief and disgust” she felt.

The woman added that she lay awake at night ‘worrying about what might have happened if he hadn’t been caught’.

The father of another victim in the case described ‘dismay’ at what happened and he felt and hoped Murrell would get the help he needed.

Damien Moore, mitigating, said nothing he could say could ‘undo the damage Mr Murrell did’.

Mr Moore said Murrell wanted to apologize to the parents of the children involved and to the children themselves.

He said the defendant was ‘a completely broken man’ who had ‘lost everything’ and was going to have to live the rest of his life with ‘shame and embarrassment’ from the offenses he had committed.

Mr Moore said Murrell was ‘at rock bottom’ after going down a ‘self-destructive path’ and needed help and rehabilitation.

He said the defendant “knows he needed to be punished and was ready for it”, but urged the court to consider a non-custodial sentence.

Judge Katharine Moore adjourned sentencing until Wednesday, May 4, but warned Murrell that “the threshold for detention had been crossed by a country mile.”


Katharine Moore, newly appointed criminal judge, the first female permanent criminal judge

Judge Katharine Moore
– Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Judge Moore took him into custody until next week due to concerns about his welfare.

It is understood Murrell was a member of the Norfolk Gazelles racing club, but was no longer entitled to be a member when the allegations emerged.

Top games and sporting events this month: May 2022

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Jeremy Peña and the ‘Stros take to the field with fun gifts in May | Courtesy of the Houston Astros

Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events in Houston in May 2022.

May brings lots of fun goodies to Minute Maid Park, the more Dynamo and Dash get into the groove of their seasons, UH baseball wraps up a strong year at home plate, the SaberCats aim for the playoffs, and much more is on the way. way to the stadiums around the city.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 12 games and sporting events this month: May 2022

  • Houston Dash vs. San Diego Wave at PNC Stadium | Sunday May 1 – The Dash return to the field for their home opener of the NWSL regular season, taking on the league’s newest expansion franchise, San Diego Wave, which features American football legend Alex Morgan. $15 and up. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday May 5 to Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 – Former manager AJ Hinch returns to Houston for a four-weekend streak that includes freebies like a Jose Altuve 1970s rainbow jersey on Friday, an Altuve bobblehead on Saturday and an infinity scarf in the afternoon of mothers day. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Ponies & Petals Cup: Mother’s Day at the Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 – Get ready for a special Mother’s Day game, complete with ladies’ best hat contest, door prizes, expert announcement, halftime champagne divot and music from live flamenco guitar. Individual court tickets are $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2-20 guests range from $89-$895. 5 p.m.
Put on your most decorative hat and hit the polo field for Mother’s Day | Courtesy of Houston Polo Club
  • Houston SaberCats vs. Utah Warriors at Aveva Stadium | Saturday May 14 – In their penultimate home game of the season, the SaberCats are looking to make a strong playoff push against a struggling Utah team. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Nashville SC at PNC Stadium | Saturday May 14 – Two Western Conference teams square off on the field at the PNC when Dynamo hosts Nashville SC in a Saturday night showdown. $10 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls at Schroeder Park | tuesday may 17 – After posting a solid winning record, the Coogs will host Rice in their final home game of the season, before wrapping up in North Carolina. $10 and up. 6:30 p.m.
  • AEW dynamite & Carnage at the Fertitta Center | Wednesday May 18 – All Elite Wrestling is hosting a doubleheader event at the Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus, featuring a roster of top-flight wrestling talent like CM Punk, Sting, Thunder Rosa and more. Remaining tickets start at $50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at PNC Stadium | Wednesday May 18 – With a third of the season down, the Dynamo will be looking to fend off a challenge in the Western Conference table from a strong Seattle team. $14 and up. 7:30 p.m.
All Elite Wrestling descends on Fertitta Center with double event | Courtesy of AEW
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday 19 May to Sunday 22 May – With the Rangers in town for the weekend, the ‘Stros are hosting several days of giveaways, including a Chewbacca cooler on Thursdays star wars Night, an Orbit jersey on Friday, a Yuli Gurriel bobblehead on Saturday, and a limited keychain on Sunday afternoon. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | From Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May – This three-weekend series sees the Dodgers come to town with a special fireworks celebration on Friday, followed by Armed Forces Day – and a jersey giveaway – on Saturday. $8 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run Houston! Clear Lake 5K & 10K at the University of Houston–Clear Lake | Sunday May 22 – Get your legs moving at the next Run Houston event! series, which sends runners on 5K and 10K courses from the UH–Clear Lake campus to Bay Area Boulevard and back. Starting at $40, children can also enroll in the 1K class. $60 and up. 8 a.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage at PNC Stadium | Sunday May 29 – In only their second home game of the season, the Dash are returning from a road trip to face the Courage in an interconference matchup on Memorial Day weekend. $12 and up. 6 p.m.
Run Houston! returns to Clear Lake in late May | Courtesy of Run Houston!

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Putin says Russia is ready to host sporting events ‘without discrimination’

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Sporting events are expected to resume

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Thinley Namgay

With the government announcing further relaxations of Covid-19 protocols from May 2, sporting events and tournaments are expected to resume.

Seven teams have confirmed their participation in the Jebba Dragon Cup 2022, which was previously known as the Thimphu Dzongkhag League.

Thimphu City FC (TCFC), in conjunction with the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), will host the tournament.

The Jebba Dragon Cup will be a major football tournament after the inaugural BFF President Cup, which ended in January.

The winner will participate in the 2023 Bhutan Premier League (BPL) qualifiers if the team fulfills the BFF club licensing requirements.

A TCFC official, Yeshey Dorji, said the registration deadline had been extended from April 20 to 25. He said at least eight teams would be needed for the tournament.

He said BPL teams will not be allowed to participate in the tournament. “Three BFF club players will be allowed in a team, but national team players will not be allowed.”

Each team will have to pay an entry fee of 20,000 Nu.

Yeshey Dorji said the format of the game will be decided based on the number of teams. The exact date of the tournament is also to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the first ongoing BFF Mini Dragon League, which was supposed to end on February 5, has been postponed.

Over 300 children under 12 from Thimphu and Paro have been participating in the league at Changlimithang Stadium since November 11 last year.

The semi-finals and finals of the first beach volleyball tournament, hosted by the Bhutan Volleyball Federation in the capital, have been called off.

The ongoing Bhutan Under-15 Amateur Baseball League in Thimphu, organized by the Bhutan Baseball and Softball Association, has also been postponed. Five teams participate in the tournament.

An official from the Bhutanese Baseball and Softball Association said the players were attending regular training sessions at schools.

The government will allow all indoor and outdoor sporting activities with spectators from May 2.

However, people with signs and symptoms of Covid-19 have been discouraged from participating in sporting events.

Major Sporting Events in Houston: April 18-24, 2022

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SaberCats battle for position in crowded Western Conference with weekend game | Courtesy of Houston SaberCats

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, the Astros finally go home for an opening day of H-Town, the Dash closes out the Challenge Cup, eSports takes over NRG Stadium and a star-studded charity event dodge, duck, dive, dive and dodge at EaDo.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 7 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April – Finally, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Go early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4-6:30 p.m. $9 and up. Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 5:40 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April – George Springer returns to Minute Maid Park with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback on Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K at Timbergrove Manor | Saturday April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 on race day. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 per race day. 8 a.m.
  • Ultimate Dope Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday April 23 – This charity showdown at Pitch 25 in East Downtown will see four teams of Houston sports stars and local celebrities dodge, dodge, dive, dive and dodge to earn money for their team’s nonprofit. Hosted by Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, the teams will be led by NFL players Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid, Chester Pitts and DJ Big Reeks. $20; free for ages 5 and under. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday April 23 – The final home game of the month will see the SaberCats take on an Eastern Conference team from Toronto. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of action in the Spring Finals, pitting North American teams against each other in League of Legends. Tickets are $120 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at PNC Stadium | sunday april 24 – The NWSL Challenge Cup group stage final will see Dash host Racing Louisville FC. $12 and up. 5 p.m.

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Recall of Kinder chocolates – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 12:40 PM

Health scare: Kinder products have been pulled from shelves on the islands for health reasons (photo provided)

A popular chocolate bar has been pulled from store shelves over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

Kinder products, which include chocolate eggs and bars, have been removed from Lindo grocery stores.

In a statement, the supermarket said it had received a “massive recall notice for all Kinder products”.

A company spokeswoman said: “”We urge all of our customers who have purchased any of these items from Lindo stores to return them as soon as possible for a full refund and do not consume them.

“If the products have already been consumed and you are concerned, please consult your GP.”

The statement said manufacturer Ferrero issued a massive recall notice for all Kinder products that were manufactured at any of its sites in Belgium between June 2021 and today.

Affected Kinder Products

Kinder Surprise 20g

Kinder Surprise 20g x 3 packets

Kinder 150g Egg Hunt Kit

Kinder Mini Eggs 75g

Kinder Surprise 100g

Kinder Chocolates 70g, 200g, 320g

The statement did not specify why the product was removed.

But according to reports from the British Broadcasting Corporation, the recall was made due to a salmonella scare.

Products were pulled from UK and US shelves last week.

The BBC report said: “Ferrero has recalled some of its Kinder chocolates from stores in the United States due to potential salmonella contamination.

“Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Basket are voluntarily recalled,” said Ferrero North America.

“It comes after the company recalled its Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from UK stores earlier this week.”

The report adds that manufacturer Ferrero made the decision after salmonella was detected at a factory in Belgium.

It came after more than 60 people in the UK, mostly young children, were infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to Kinder Surprise sweets.

Government seeks payment processor – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 05:07

Bermuda residents may soon be able to pay government fees online with cryptocurrency.

A government RFQ, posted on www.gov.bm, said it was looking to modify the open-source code of the Gov.Uk Pay payment gateway for local use on the gov.bm site.

He added: “The goal is to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

“The Bermuda Purposes Code Amendment will provide the government with the necessary functionality to:

• Process an online payment: allow customers to enter their credit card details and complete a transaction

• Retrieve Payment Details: Verify the payment by retrieving the status and all relevant payment information.

• Refund Processed Payments — Refund functionality can be implemented to return funds to the customer’s account; and

• Settle Payments — Settle pre-authorized payments so that funds are withdrawn from the customer’s account once a condition is met.

The government said the open source code currently integrates with Worldpay, Stripe, Smartpay and ePDQ.

He added that he would “also be looking to modify the code to integrate First Atlantic Commerce and allow .net payment gateways, accept cryptocurrency and connect to JD Edwards Enterprise One with the provision of an API for the module. JD Edwards Enterprise One Orchestrator”.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. next Monday.

Full details can be found at www.gov.bm under “Government Contracts”.

A government request for quotation said the aim was to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

Major sporting events are back in Singapore, bringing business to SMEs as the country reports 2,568 new Covid-19 cases

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SINGAPORE, April 11 (The Straits Times/ANN): The return of major sporting events to Singapore this year could see the recovery of the events ecosystem occur sooner than expected.

Millions will be spent to organize such events, generate business, create jobs and boost the economy.

The two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic had seen many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) battered.

But big events such as the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens being held this weekend, as well as upcoming events such as the 2022 OCBC Cycle and the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix, could boost the economy through the creation of new jobs in all sectors.

Rostam Umar, head of strategy group at Sport Singapore, said more than 15 major sporting events were scheduled for 2022, up from four in 2021.

Paul Kent, partner at KPMG in Singapore, said that in addition to the staff needed for these events, other secondary industries such as security, logistics and marketing are also benefiting from increased demand for their services.

The OCBC Cycle event in 2019. Next month’s OCBC Cycle event marks the return of in-person rides after a two-year hiatus. – Time of the Straits

More than 300 people and 40 companies, from industries ranging from healthcare and hospitality to automotive and technology, are involved in next month’s OCBC round in different roles such as sponsors, contractors and suppliers.

Koh Ching Ching, group brand and communications manager at OCBC Bank, said the bank has invested millions of dollars in OCBC Cycle over the past 13 years.

“A mass event like this spurs the growth of related businesses like personal bikes and peripherals because it brings people together to pursue a fun group activity.”

Selena Ling, chief economist and head of research and cash strategy at OCBC, said sporting events can add dynamism and buzz to the entire hospitality and entertainment industry, which could in turn attract more visitors to Singapore.

“They will go hand-in-hand with the acceleration of the recovery of sectors related to aviation and tourism,” she added.

The return of mass sporting events comes as the government set aside $500 million to revive the tourism sector, following the reopening of Singapore’s borders to all fully vaccinated travellers.

Kent said Singapore will need to quickly restore confidence in its economic stability and also reclaim its position as a regional hub by increasing the country’s visibility as a viable venue for large-scale international events.

The cancellation of many live events since 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19 had also forced event operators out of work.

Kurt Wee, president of the Association of Small and Medium Businesses, noted how many businesses had to take out temporary bridging loans to get through the crisis.

“We certainly hope that as more events are rolled out, there will be sustained growth in demand, so businesses can begin to benefit from the return of operations and sustained production capacity.” , did he declare.

The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens saw 91% of its tickets sold. About 22,000 spectators attended the event this weekend.

More than 90% of suppliers and partners who worked on the event were local SMEs, organizer Singapore Rugby Sevens said.

This year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. - The Straits TimesThis year’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. – The Straits Times

Mark Tan, director of event logistics company TKH Deco, said the upcoming OCBC cycle will be the first major sporting event his company handles this year. This will bring about $200,000 in revenue.

“My company has had no revenue from live events for almost two years. Fortunately, we have managed to get business by providing barricades to workers’ dormitories,” said Mr. Tan, whose workforce has grown from 60 to 40 due to the pandemic.

“I will bid for the Formula 1 race. Hopefully I can reach 50% of my income before the pandemic.”

Daryl Tan, senior manager of cycle organizer OCBC Pich Event Management, is grateful that in-person rides are resuming this year after a two-year hiatus, but with a cap of 2,000 attendees.

He called it a small step towards the recovery of the sporting events ecosystem, as in-person events create many opportunities for businesses.

Infinitus Productions, which staged around 15 mass sporting events in 2019, has five races in the works for 2022.

The company’s chief executive, Mr. Jeffrey Foo, expects this year’s revenue to reach around $4-5 million, or about 40% of its revenue in 2019.

“A lot of businesses have suffered from the lack of events. I had to take out a bridging loan to weather the storm. If events don’t come back this year, I would have to close up shop,” said Mr Foo, whose l The company had previously organized races such as The Straits Times Run, Sundown Marathon and Great Eastern Women’s Run.

“Fortunately, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Singapore reported 2,568 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,140,569.

Among the new cases, 388 cases were detected by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,180 by ART (rapid antigen test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Of the PCR cases, 373 were local transmissions and 15 were imported cases. Of the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed as low risk, 2,119 were local transmissions and 61 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 339 cases are currently hospitalized, including 18 cases in intensive care units.

Two more patients died of complications from the Covid-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 1,303, the ministry said. – The Straits Times/ANN

Boris Johnson says ‘biological men’ shouldn’t compete in women’s sporting events

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not believe transgender women should compete in women’s sporting events, a view he called “sensible” but possibly “controversial”.

Transgender athletes competing in the sport have been in the news lately after transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was declared ineligible to compete in her first elite women’s race by cycling’s world governing body. Issues cited around the issue in general were inclusion, sporting fairness and safety.

Johnson was speaking on a range of issues, including the UK government’s approach to banning so-called conversion therapy, before tell Sky News“I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events. It might be a controversial thing to say, but it just makes sense to me.

“I also happen to think that women should have spaces – whether in hospitals, prisons or changing rooms – that are dedicated to them. That’s all my thinking has developed on this issue.

“If it puts me in conflict with others then we have to work it out. That’s not to say I’m not extremely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, transition and it’s vital that we give people maximum love and support in making these decisions.These are complex issues and cannot be solved with quick and easy legislation alone.It takes a lot of thought to get it right.

The most recent IOC guidelines – updated in November 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics – said it should not be assumed that a transgender athlete automatically had an unfair advantage in women’s events.

He recommended that individual sports under the Olympic umbrella – such as track and field, weightlifting, gymnastics and swimming – set their own rules regarding transgender athletes.

World Rugby has banned trans women from playing at elite level, while the domestic policy of the Rugby Football Union in England allows trans women to play, under certain testosterone-based conditions.

How Bidders for Major Sporting Events Should Approach ESG Criteria

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Wednesday, April 06, 2022 By Matt Evans , Gino Murugesan

At the launch of the ‘We Love 2023 Tour’ in Paris, Rugby World Cup France 2023 CEO Claude Atcher declared:

France 2023 has adopted a vision: to have a positive impact for rugby, the planet and France by offering a responsible event that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow. The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be more than a sporting event. He will leave a legacy.” (emphasis added)

His bold statement sums up an ever-growing trend in major sporting events (MPE): What positive impact will an MSE have and leave in the host city, country or world? Although heritage and sustainability considerations are nothing new, in recent years there has been a refocusing of the concept around the new trend of ‘ESG‘ – namely environmental, social and governance issues. The MSE organization touches on a plethora of ESG issues, including gender/diversity inclusion, human rights, environmental impact and urban redevelopment.

This article examines the various ways in which these issues are addressed through the implementation of explicit and implicit ESG requirements that have been included in MSE tendering processes. More specifically, it examines:

  1. What are the ESG criteria;
  2. The nature and scope of ESG criteria within the current bid requirements for the Olympic Games and the Football and Rugby World Cups; and
  3. Whether there was significant compliance with the criteria.

Answering these questions will help us understand the changing legacy and sustainability requirements for MSEs; current requirements for any country wishing to host an MSE; and whether the requirements have a lasting impact on ESG issues in the host country.

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Cebu City ready to host national sporting events again

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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, sports leaders in Cebu City say the city is now ready to host major local and national tournaments, including the Palarong Pambansa football event. (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is now ready to host local and national sporting events, Cebu sports stakeholders said during the city hall interactive discussion titled “Panaghisgot” on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

The forum featured Cebu City Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros, former Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) and now Board Member Edward Hayco, Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) Director Jesse Taborada, Central Visayas Football Association (CVFA) Board Member Jose Guy. Ceniza and multi-title football coach Glen Ramos.

During the forum, the guests revealed many sporting events planned in Cebu City for the rest of the year after announcing on February 25, 2022 that the city had authorized the organization of all forms of sports at all levels with a set of guidelines.

One of them is the Palarong Pambansa Football Tournament at CCSC scheduled for April 25-27, 2022 with many school teams across the country.

The teams will compete in a bubble set up as a Department of Education (DepEd) ‘dry trial’ before going full-throttle on the Palarong Pambansa next year.

Additionally, the CVFA will host the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) U-19 Champions Regional Elimination in June at the same venue.

“We hope it will go from April 25 to 27. Bubble ni siya, it was planned man gyud when the pandemic started, bisan pa karon with the easing of restrictions, we decided to go through, all the contingencies naay surge, dili na maapektuhan, ug mahadlok mabalik ta ato, makapadayon ra gihapon,” Ceniza said.

On the other hand, Hontiveros revealed many upcoming sporting events in Cebu this year.

First, he said Cebu City plans to hold an inter-barangay basketball and volleyball tournament, tentatively set after the election.

“From the sports budget, part was devoted to the city’s recovery program during the Typhoon Odette pandemic. We work with the resources we have. Naa ta inter-barangay, basketball, volleyball, we set guidelines, dili pa namo ma supply all bata-bata nga players,” Hontiveros said.

Second, he mentioned a major tennis tournament featuring players and teams from Cebu City and Bacolod with further details to be announced soon.

“Cebu has four teams, two Bacolod teams, hopefully after the end of April, sud pa man sa atong budget, ug wala nay election ban, we can give na prizes. Also, the Bohol Spartan Race held recently should be brought here to Cebu,” Hontiveros added.

Meanwhile, Hayco told the forum that CCSC has been busy during the onset of the pandemic with its virtual training program and tournaments.

He revealed that they had made sure the CCSC maintained their grassroots sports program as a way to help the mental health of young people in Cebu City.

“In fact, even during the pandemic, wala jud nato gihunong atong programa, we made sure all the kids stayed online, we had online training, online competition. Bisag dili siya as effective as face to face, at least ang bata ug mga ginikanan, kept them sane during the pandemic,” Hayco said.

Hayco recently held the very successful 14th Danceport sa Sugbo, a national face-to-face dancesport competition held in Cebu City which attracted over 400 participants.

In addition to revealing the initial lineup of sporting events taking place in Cebu City in the coming weeks and months, the CCSC, under its new Chairman John Pages, is currently in the process of realigning its schedule and accepting recording of upcoming sporting events. /rcg

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Putin the Russian pariah – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 05, 2022 08:25

Dear Sir,

Vladimir Putin is Adolf Hitler reincarnated. Hitler attempted to create a German empire throughout Europe during World War II. Putin wants to recreate a Russian empire in Europe from the invasion of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the democracies show tendencies of military distrust similar to those the Allies showed against Hitler’s initial invasions.

Land grabbing: Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was widely criticized by the international community (Photograph by Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin thought he would invade Ukraine, but he met fierce resistance from the Ukrainians. Increased NATO military preparedness, especially in Poland, and tough economic sanctions could dissuade Putin from his expansionist policy, but that won’t save Ukraine. NATO and the United States should have sent military forces to western Ukraine. For fear of Russia, the Biden administration hesitated to transfer Polish planes to Ukraine. We let Ukraine down, and that will embolden Putin.

The free world must continue to support Ukraine with military and economic assistance, and sanctions must be maintained against Russia until it leaves Ukraine. Thereafter, Russia should be subjected to trillions of dollars in war reparations starting with its seized assets; and Putin and his cronies should be charged with war crimes.

The United States must reassess its national security posture vis-à-vis Russia.

Russia’s position among the countries has been damaged beyond repair, and Putin and Russia are considered outcasts of the world and enemies of humanity.

DONALD MOSKOWITZ

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Bridging the cultural divide – The Royal Gazette

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Created: April 02, 2022 08:00

Reverend Gavin Tyte is a former professional beatboxer and rapper (Photograph courtesy of The Living Church Foundation.org)

When I write the word “church”, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

I assume you are imagining a building or service (taking place inside a building). Well, those are expressions of church but not of church. If you have been reading my articles for a few weeks, you will know that the church is not something you go to, but a community of people held together by the love of God expressed through the person of Jesus Christ.

How the church speaks, well, that’s up for grabs. Churches express themselves in different ways, depending on the social and cultural context in which they were established and exist. The Anglican Church of Bermuda organized itself into parishes and erected buildings with pointed towers in which they could gather to offer worship to God. To fill the big spaces with big sound, they used huge PA systems – otherwise known as pipe organs. They created books with specific words and prayers they found helpful, and sang songs to the catchy tunes of the day.

It is worth remembering that every Christian church was planted once. Each Christian church was born, first from a community that had no buildings, no songs and/or words of its own. I am an Anglican church leader and I can’t help but wonder if we were to plant a Christian church today, how would we do it? What would that look like? What are the things we would hold dear – values, if you will – that would shape and define our lives together?

One of the wonderful things about Christianity is that it expresses itself in any context and in any culture where people find Jesus. And yet, the Church has been guilty of “inculturation”. In other words, it takes people from one context and molds and molds them into a church context.

For example, I’m a longtime member of the global beatboxing community. For those who don’t know what beatboxing is, it’s a form of mouth drumming and is part of the larger hip-hop movement. I created the world’s first beatboxing video tutorials, ran the world’s largest website for beatboxers, and was a judge at the last two world beatboxing championships.

I like beatbox, I like hip-hop, I like the Bible and I like Jesus. To that end, I wrote the entire Gospel of Luke in rap and beatboxed and performed to audiences around the world. So what happens when a young person who grew up in this musical culture gets to know Jesus and becomes a Christian? Do we tell them that they should go to their local church building on a Sunday morning (when they lie down after partying all night), sit on pews (or the only other place they have seen is the courthouse), and expect them to sing Victorian hymns with obscure words accompanied by a pipe organ?

Now I love sacred spaces and pipe organs, especially when played by Angie, our talented organist, but on reflection, I have to admit that I was inculturated in the church. I adopted expressions of church that were not natural to me and since I was ordained a priest, I have fought to keep a foot in both worlds. My calling has been to bridge the gap between church culture and the larger culture. But I don’t do it on my own. This is part of the calling of any Anglican priest. When I was ordained, and each time I took on a new position, I had to do something called the declaration of assent. There are these words:

“The Church of England is part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, worshiping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She professes the faith only revealed in Holy Scripture and set forth in Catholic creeds, which faith the church is called to proclaim anew in every generation.”

Notice the last part: “proclaim anew to every generation.” Let it sink in. It doesn’t say, “proclaim the way it has always been done, using the same formulas that have always been used and using the same language that has always been spoken.” No! The Anglican Church recognizes that to effectively proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and be witnesses to God’s love, we must use methods, language and styles appropriate to the larger social and cultural context in which we find ourselves. I made this public promise in front of the bishop and the congregations I served, and it is something I take very seriously.

Right now there’s a whole world outside of the church that’s a different culture. How does the church bridge this cultural gap? Well, He can do that by making our expressions of worship and ministry culturally relevant. For example, at our all-ages worship at St. Mark’s, we sing modern songs with cool beats, have accessible words, and deliver relevant and engaging talks. In addition to being culturally relevant inside the church, we also proclaim the message of Jesus and witness God’s love outside the church.

One of the ways I seek to connect people to Jesus is through The Hip-Hop Gospel. It is a rhymed version of the Gospel of Luke and is written to connect with a wider non-ecclesiastical culture. In fact, we are a group here in Bermuda looking to bring it to the stage as a musical production. If this is something you would like to get involved in, or if you know someone who would like to get involved, let me know. It’s a very exciting project. You can download a free copy of The Hip-Hop Gospel here: https://thehiphopgospel.com/ and it is also available, for a small fee, in the Kindle store.

So this week may you shine like a star and be Jesus to all you meet inside and outside the church, and may you be blessed to be a blessing.

Amen

Reverend Gavin Tyte is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit stmarks.bm

Nagaland to bid for more national and international sporting events

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After South Asia National Cross Country Championships, Nagaland bids for more
Kohima: After Nagaland’s biggest sporting event on Saturday with the second South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) Cross Country Championships and the 56th National Cross Country Championships in Kohima, the state is now looking forward to bid for other international and national sporting events.

During the Grand Final of the Championships hosted by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the Kohima Cultural Hall on Saturday night, Rio said that as suggested by top sports officials, Nagaland would consider bidding for domestic games to boost sportsmen. and state sports infrastructure.

The CM also thanked the SAAF and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for giving Nagaland a chance to host the historic event in Kohima which proved to be a great morale booster.

Rio also thanked the sportspeople for their participation, with participants praising the local athletes who won medals on their debut in the international and sporting event. He said it is a start for the state and an encouragement for the development of sports in the state.

He also acknowledged Baroda Bank for sponsoring the event.
Olympian and AFI Senior Vice-President Anju Bobby George said the cross-country championships made Nagaland’s history.

She appreciated the efforts made by the government and the federation to carry out this event. George also encouraged the athletes to keep doing their best.

SAAF President Dr. Lalit Kumar Bhanot also took the time to congratulate the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) and the Government of Nagaland for the successful and grand conduct of the events. He called it one of the best organized competitions in the history of the South Asian Cross Country Championships.

Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Indian Athletics Federation, hopes the events will create excitement among the younger generation of players. He advised the state government to establish high performance centers for athletes in each district, assuring that the Indian Athletics Federation would provide all technical expertise and cooperation.

AFI Associate Vice President Abu Metha said, “This event has given young Naga from all parts of the state the ambition and knowledge to understand that if given the opportunity , they can do better and more than anyone else,” he said. .

According to him, the event marked the arrival of Nagaland on the international and national sports scene. As the state witnessed a surge of dynamism and enthusiasm in the sport, he called on young Naga to have the courage and bravery to achieve the highest standards.



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Food, drink allowed in designated areas at sporting events from March 29 as Covid-19 rules ease

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SINGAPORE — Drinks, keropok and curry puffs are yet to return to the stands, but the local sports fraternity has welcomed the relaxed guidelines announced by national agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Sunday March 27 allowing food and drink (F&B) consumption in stadiums.

The revised rules were part of SportSG’s advisory for Sport and Physical Exercise and Activity, which was released three days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a number of key changes to safety measures as Singapore heads into a new phase of life with Covid-19.

From Tuesday, the consumption of food and drink is permitted at sporting events in specially designated areas, although it is not permitted in the spectator stands. Even in designated areas, fans will be required to eat or drink at a fixed position and observe safe management measures (SMM) such as safe distancing and group size limits.

Cheering, chanting and whistling will also be permitted at events with spectators if masks are worn.

This is an important development for event organizers and fans.

During the ASEAN Football Federation Championship last December, for example, up to 10,000 fans were allowed each match day at the 55,000-capacity National Stadium and 1,000 at the 6-seater Bishan Stadium. 000 places. Each matchday consisted of up to two matches and spanned over five hours.

As the consumption of food and drink in the two stadiums was not permitted, supporters were given wrist tags which allowed them to re-enter after leaving the stadium between games for a meal.

Some fans took to social media to complain about the downsides and even wrote letters to the Straits Times Forum.

Engineer Syafiq Abdul Rahman, 33, and his five-year-old son were among 15,000 fans who attended Singapore’s 2-1 win over Malaysia at the National Stadium on Saturday. He told ST: “I planned to get into the stadium a bit later than usual, almost around kick-off (8 p.m.), so my child wouldn’t have to stay too long. a long time without hydrating.

“It’s great that the consumption of food and drink will soon be allowed again, so I can bring my family to games earlier so that we can all fully enjoy the stadium and the match atmosphere.”

The new rules also come at the right time for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, which will take place on April 9-10 at the National Stadium after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The tournament features short, fast-paced rugby sevens matches that start as early as 10 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., with little time between matches.

Amstel Ultra sponsors local sporting events

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Amstel Ultra sponsors a variety of local sporting events, ranging from “running races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports planned for May”.

A spokesperson said: “Amstel Ultra highlights the importance of a balanced lifestyle for sport and leisure with a new campaign launched this month. The 85-calorie ultra-light beer brand is hosting a series of events to encourage fun in the activity.

“There will be at least one event experience each month and contests range from foot races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports in May.

“The events kicked off on March 22 with the premier taking over the courts at MTM Bermuda for a five-day tennis tournament featuring the island’s top competitors. This will see the island’s top players compete in all divisions and will lead to entertaining battles.

“The last two days of the tournament [Friday & Saturday – 25th & 26th] there will be a fan zone setup for spectators to enjoy matches in the lounge with a DJ, food and drink, door prizes, games and more. The event is also proudly sponsored by Lucozade who helped energize the athletes throughout the tournament.

A spokesperson for Burrow’s & Lightbourn Ltd, who are the local distributor on the island, said: “We are really delighted with the new events we have developed and expect to see fantastic competition throughout the year.

Schedule of Amstel Ultra events:

  • Fast 4 Invitational – MTM Bermuda – March 22-26
  • Amstel Open – Belmont Hills Golf Course – April 30
  • Amstel Ultra Launch Party – Horseshoe Bay – May 21
    • beach soccer
    • beach rugby
    • Beach volleyball
    • beach tennis
  • Ultra 5K – Admiralty House – Fall Season

Amstel Ultra Bermuda March 25, 2022 (3)

An event organizer said: “When conceptualizing the events, we reached out to the respective organizations but felt it was more necessary to receive feedback from the athletes on what they would like to see done in Bermuda. . There’s been a lot of interest in the events scheduled between now and May, so we’re looking forward to delivering a high-quality series, as we know people are big fans of beer already.

If you would like more information regarding this series of events, you can contact the organizers by email at offlevelbda@gmail.com.

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Portugal implements live odds publication ban for sporting events

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Posted: March 23, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

Last update: March 23, 2022, 01:00 a.m.

In-play betting is becoming increasingly popular in the sports world. This is a step backwards in Portugal, however, following the introduction of a new regulation limiting where sportsbooks can publish their odds.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of Portuguese football, playing for Manchester United. The Portuguese sports betting market is becoming more restrictive following the implementation of new rules. (Image: Getty Images)

In-play, or live, betting is the act of betting on a particular game as it occurs. It offers challenges that conventional sports betting does not. The odds go up and down faster and bettors need to be able to react accordingly.

It’s not a new concept – some sportsbooks have included in-game options for years. However, the rise of legalization, particularly in the United States, has facilitated increased participation. Portugal decided, however, that in-play bets need not be too exposed.

Portugal tightens in-play betting rules

The Gaming Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ, for its Portuguese acronym) established a new rule last week. N°1/2022/SRIJ updates various aspects of the country’s sports betting regulations, including the regulator’s approach to in-play betting.

Now, operators cannot view live odds on any platform, advertising medium or stadium screen. This also means no live odds presentation on Twitter, Facebook feeds and other social media platforms. Operators must restrict the ratings of their own websites.

Disclosure of real-time “odds” outside of the entity’s website explorer, in addition to setting up an easy call-to-play, is not a means that observes and abides by the rules… of the code of the advertising“, explains the SRIJ.

Any operator who breaks the rule potentially faces fines or other penalties, under the regulator’s rules on illegal advertising. The SRIJ has not specified the types of actions it can take if an infringement is discovered.

The aim of the new rule is to limit the exposure of the general public to gambling-related activities. It also aims to prevent any appearance that in-play betting can produce greater returns and to stop the potential for impulse betting.

Repress betting ads

In October 2021, Portugal implemented restrictions on gambling advertisements in the country. The Portuguese government believes that gambling should be treated the same as alcohol. It passed four laws in October 2021 to limit gambling ads.

The introduction of the laws was strongly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a huge increase in the number of young people playing the game in Portugal during the lockdowns. This served as a catalyst for the creation of several new restrictions related to different forms of gambling and betting.

In addition, a time limit has also been imposed on advertisements from game providers. In Portugal, suppliers are not allowed to advertise in the media between 07:30 and 21:00. This is similar to policies in other countries, including the UK, which crack down on sports betting advertisements.

The SRIJ reports that the online sports betting category reached €423.8 million ($466.18 million) in the first quarter of 2021. Compared to the same period in 2020, this represents a growth of 284%, when the volume of bets amounted to 149.2 euros. million ($164.12 million).

This evolution of the industry has been supported by an equal growth in the number of bettors. In the first quarter of 2020, the SRIJ identified approximately 440,000 players. A year later, that number had grown to 770,000.

Health and Safety for Sports Event Organizers – Media, Telecom, IT, Entertainment

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The recent Winter Olympics and the conclusion of Six Nations rugby are just two of many sporting events, large and small, which have welcomed fans back (in accordance with local laws and restrictions) over the past few weeks. As we continue to live with COVID-19, it is essential that organizers of sporting and other events are aware of health and safety requirements and their duty of care to attendees.

Main legal provisions

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1974 etc. (“the 1974 Act”) is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Britain. It defines the general duties of employers (and self-employed persons) to employees and the public, as well as the duties of employees to themselves and to each other. The Occupiers Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 also imposes liability on an occupier for injury or damage to any person as a result of something the occupier has done (or failed to do).

Health and Safety Considerations for Event Hosts and Organizers

The 1974 law stipulates that the working environment for employees must be safe and without risk to health, as far as possible. An employer is also responsible for ensuring that members of the public are not exposed to health risks.

In the context of sporting events, event hosts and organizers will also be required to plan, manage and monitor the event to ensure that anyone attending is not exposed to risks to their health and his safety. This means that it is the responsibility of the host or organizer to ensure that there are sufficient safeguards and procedures in place (including any relevant COVID-19 safeguards that are legally required ) to mitigate any risk to the health and safety of staff, participants and the public. who participate in the event.

Health and safety considerations when volunteers are involved

A sports organization that employs employees is required to comply with the 1974 law.

Where a club is run by volunteers (without employees), the 1974 Act will not apply, but the club/volunteers will have a legal duty to ensure that all premises (e.g. a club house , pavilion, playing field, etc.) under their control are safe for participants and spectators, as far as possible. The extent of the obligation imposed by law will depend on the level of control the club/volunteers have over the premises concerned. They will be required to maintain the premises and any equipment made available in good condition.

The obligation to ensure the safety of a person “as far as possible” means that the level of risk must be weighed against the measures necessary to control the risk, taking into account money, time or difficulties necessary to mitigate this risk.

Manage crowds

Due to the obligation to ensure that spectators and the general public are not exposed to health and safety risks, event organizers must put in place sufficient crowd control measures. This is not a consideration only relevant to the duration of the event – risk assessments should take into account the preparation for the event and should remain in place until spectators have left the premises safely. This would involve issues such as safe entrances and exits, hazard-free walkways, determining the site’s security capability, and having a crowd management plan in place.

What happens if I rent a location or facility?

If you rent a place to play sports or organize an event, you may have certain obligations to manage the risks, to the extent possible. Again, the extent of these duties will depend on the degree of control you have over the premises and any equipment on the premises.

However, the legal obligation is not exclusively an issue for the club/organization renting a pitch or facility. It is important to remember that the owners of the facility or location must also ensure that the environment is safe for use. Owners cannot simply ignore health and safety considerations (because the event is run by a third party) – there will be an ongoing duty to ensure there are sufficient procedures and planning in place , and that the premises and any equipment provided are in good condition.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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MN House Bill penalizes bad fans at youth sporting events

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ST. PAUL — The bill that penalizes sports fans who become unhinged during their children’s games is progressing at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Representing Jeff Huot is the sponsor of the bill in the House. He is also a long-time referee and has witnessed a lot of bad behavior himself.

He says there are already criminal codes that can solve some of the problems when violence turns physical.

He says the state also passed a law a few years ago that gave schools the right to suspend an unruly fan for up to a year, but it’s rarely enforced.

Huot says his bill would implement a civil penalty. It includes a $1,000 fine for your first offense that would be imposed by the Minnesota Amateur Athletic Commission.

We have to do something, doing nothing is not an option right now. It’s terrible to have to legislate behavior. Many of these events take place at the Little League level. I mean, how do you get in the car with your kid on the way home and have to talk about “Jimmy’s” mom or dad being a jerk on the sidelines?

Huot says a lot of details and specifics about the bill will be worked out as it goes through other House committees.

He says there is also a companion bill in the state Senate.

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Chile seeks to ban sportsbooks from advertising at sporting events and clubs in the country

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from Chile MP for the Coquimbo region, Marco Antonio Sulantayannounced that in the coming days he will submit a bill to Congress that would ban the advertising of betting companies at sporting events and clubs in Chile.

The lawmaker, who is also a member of the Chilean Sports Commission, explained that although betting companies “are legally prohibited from operating in our country, in reality they operate in tax havens, with unknown whereabouts, generating millions of dollars in profits, but without paying any tax on those profits,” he said.

“During the last years we have seen how dozens, if not hundreds of these platforms have taken over sporting events through static advertisingand sponsoring football teams in particular, which could become a serious problem, such as the participation of minors in sports betting,” Sulantay added.

Without going any further, the parliamentarian assured that online betting companies “could also lead to gambling addiction, since users can generate profits through small bets, but in a single bet lose everything and in the desperation to get their money back, bet larger sums again”. .

Sulantay said that “since they operate in tax havens, it is unclear who the owners of these betting houses are, one could therefore deduce that there is money laundering. So, it is necessary to prohibit them from sponsoring sporting events and clubs, otherwise the Ministry of Finance should move decisively to regulate their operation in Chileas has been done with streaming platforms, so that they can pay the corresponding taxes,” he concluded.

GAB: More sporting events to return as country normalizes from COVID-19

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GAB President Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra takes a selfie at the PFF Training Center after attending one of the PFL Copa Paulino Alcantara games in Carmona, Cavite. | Photo by G.A.B.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is delighted and delighted to see more sporting events taking place this month as the country allows more professional sporting events below the alert level. 1.

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, GAB, the country’s professional sports governing body and regulator, is allowing more professional sports to be held, especially in the month of March.

“We are happy that professional sport is starting to normalize again in the country. Although, of course, our priority remains the safety of our athletes, teams and game officials from the virus,” said GAB Chairman Baham Mitra.

Many professional sporting events this month, such as the Copa Paulino Alcantara of the Philippine Football League (PFL), kicked off on March 14 at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) training center in Carmona, Cavity.

Additionally, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) opened its 2022 season with a bubble tournament on March 16 at the Paco Arena.

In the basketball scene, three professional leagues of Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, FilBasket and newcomer Pilipinas Super League have recently started in various venues across the country.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup entered the conference quarterfinals.

FilBasket, which recently applied to become a professional league with GAB, opened its second season on March 18 in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup kicked off its second season in Zamboanga City on March 19 while the PSL on March 18 in Roxas Town, Zamboanga del Norte.

“We are just as excited as everyone because it has been a while since we had so many sporting events at the same time in different parts of the country,” Mitra added.

In addition, ARQ Sports’ Engkwentro Kwatro boxing event was successfully held at Alta Vista Gym in Cebu City, while Omega Pro Sports International’s ‘Kumbati 12’ fight card is scheduled for March 26 in Mandaue. City.

Meanwhile, the URCC will promote a mixed martial arts event on March 22 in Olongapo City; the event will include an exhibition match and five professional MMA bouts according to GAB.

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I haven’t seen any worried legislators at women’s sporting events

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This remark originally appeared in the Montanan Daily.

The game had just ended and it was brutal.

I sat down in the stands and before the players had even cleared the field, head coach Pam McCreesh had already started attacking me, shouting from the field, “No, no. No. I’m not going to talk about it today.

She was the head coach of the Utah State University women’s softball team and I was the sportswriter covering them for the local newspaper. The Aggies softball team was absolutely awful and didn’t help playing in a league with many California teams that could spend the year training and training in the sun while the Aggies spent winter indoors.

This season was particularly awful, and the women had just set the school record for most errors in a game.

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McCreesh gave me a lick that I still remember as the focus of my cover was all wrong. I had written a flurry of stories about mounting losses and her outclassed team, and she was tired of reading about it in the next day’s paper.

After receiving “no comment” for the journal, I trudged back to the office, challenged to find a new way to describe yet another ugly loss. It’s the sportswriter’s secret that it’s much harder to cover a losing team than a winning one. Victories are dramatic, victorious things to celebrate.

I remember turning away from the interview near second base and looking into the stands. I had been the only person present – a point I didn’t let slip when I scolded my sportswriter for sending me to an event that seemed to have so little appeal.

Having been a sports journalist, I can tell you that women work no less hard than their male counterparts, and they are no less talented. And yet, it’s true then as now, crowds tend to be larger in the same sports when played by men than by women. I could write volumes on this, but that’s probably best left to gender bias experts and sports historians.

That’s why it’s so shocking to me to see so much concern among lawmakers, not just in Montana, but across the country, as they try to enact legislation to protect women from themselves. . Lawmakers, including Montana State Representative John Fuller, want to ensure that the only women playing women’s sports are born biologically female. They banned transgender athletes from playing with their female counterparts, arguing that boys who simply can’t make the men’s team would do everything possible to identify as transgender and play among women. Those same lawmakers who seem so concerned about fairness in sports haven’t worried about women making a similar shift toward men’s sports.

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events?

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events? They seem so concerned about the fairness and integrity of women’s sport, but can’t bother showing up to the game?

The problem becomes – like so many other problems today – that of the genitals. When we only care about body parts, we miss the point of sport, which is to build community, teamwork, and showcase skills. Frankly, women’s sports need more attention and promotion, but that has nothing to do with body parts and everything to do with double standards. And believing that female athletes aren’t strong enough, articulate enough, and capable enough to watch over their own sport is a patronizing form of sexism in itself.

In other words, women’s sports were doing well without your help, legislators. In fact, the problem is that women’s sport has had to fend for itself for so long, it’s shocking and dishonest to see the concern now.

If lawmakers really want to make a difference in women’s sports, try increasing scholarships or finding a way to achieve parity in the publicity and attention given to women’s sports versus men’s sports. If lawmakers are so concerned that competition is so easily overwhelmed that boys can just walk in and compete, maybe that’s really an argument for making women’s sport more robust.

In other words, if you want more women’s sports, stop figuring out who to exclude and do a better job of who to include.

Los Angeles County lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events, but there’s a catch

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Los Angeles The county will align with the state and waive the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of covid vaccination or a negative test, LA County health officials said today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also scrap the mandate.

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The move follows lifting other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining numbers of infections and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly to grow locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, reflecting the pattern seen abroad and in some cities on the East Coast.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a new outbreak of cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Interscholastic indoor sporting events will take place behind closed doors from March 21

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MACAO, March 21 – In response to the development of the epidemic situation in neighboring regions and consistent with the overall epidemic prevention and control work, and in order to protect the health of students and ensure the good progress of inter-school activities, the DSEDJ announced that from 21st In March (Monday), indoor interscholastic sporting events will take place behind closed doors and no on-site audiences are permitted. The free online ticket office for the 39and The Interscholastic Singing Competition will also be suspended until further notice.

The DSEDJ will continue to assess the competitive situation and dynamically adjust the corresponding admission measures. The competition schedule will also be adjusted based on factors such as the competition system, venue availability and the epidemic prevention situation of participating schools. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, some competitions may have to be postponed or cancelled. The DSEDJ thanks the residents for their understanding and cooperation.

LA lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events – Deadline

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Los Angeles County will align with the state and lift the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of Covid vaccination or test negative, it said today. LA County health officials today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also removing the mandate.

The move follows the lifting of other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining infection numbers and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

The city could lift its order as soon as the end of the week. The city council is expected to vote Wednesday on repealing the measure, which was signed into law in November.

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly growing locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, mirroring the pattern seen overseas and in some East Coast cities.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a further increase in cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Major Sporting Events in Houston: March 21-27, 2022

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André-Pierre Gignac (n°10) and the Tigres face Club América this week | Courtesy of PNC Stadium

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27, 2022.

This week, lace up your running shoes for a good cause and great views, bring the kids for a weekend baseball series, watch famous Mexican soccer clubs come to Houston, and don’t miss your chance to catch a bobblehead Jalen Green.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards at Toyota Center | Monday March 21 – It’s Jalen Green Bobblehead Night for the first 3,000 lucky fans to walk through the doors when a Wizards team featuring Kristaps Porzingis comes to town. $8 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Club America vs Tigres UANL at PNC Stadium | Wednesday March 23 – The Tour Águila returns to Houston when LigaMX clubs Tigres UANL and Club América face off at the PNC home ground in EaDo. $40 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Western Carolina University at Schroeder Park | From Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27 – It’s Kids’ Weekend in this three-game series at the UH Baseball Field, where kids can also score a free replica jersey in Saturday’s game. $10 and more for adults; $5 or more for children under 12. Friday and Saturday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.
  • Run Houston! at Minute Maid Park | Saturday March 26 – The Run Houston Series arrives at Minute Maid Park downtown, where runners can compete in 5k, 10k and Kids K lengths. The course will lead to the Elysian Bridge and back to Minute Maid, offering great views of downtown along the way. Registration is $50 for 5K and 10K; $30 for children K. 8:30 a.m.
  • Run for the Rose 5K & Family K at the University of Houston | Sunday March 27 – This 19th annual charity run raises funds for brain cancer research in the name of Dr. Marnie Rose, who lost her life to the disease in 2002. Participants will follow a walk, 1K or 5K meandering route through part of the University of Houston campus. Early bird registration (before March 24) is $30 for ages 13 and up ($35 for timed 5K); $8 for ages 3 to 12 ($12 for a timed 5K). 8 a.m.

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Government accepting scholarship applications – The Royal Gazette

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Created: Mar 19, 2022 6:57 p.m.

Bermuda College graduation ceremony. (File photo by Akil Simmons)

The government has started accepting scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year.

The application deadline for the 2022 Civil Service Fellowship Program is April 29. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 per year for up to five years.

A spokeswoman said the program is designed to provide funding to Bermudians as they pursue post-secondary education in areas that will “meet future needs” of government departments.

She added: “This ensures a cadre of well-trained people to fill positions within the civil service.

“Scholarships are awarded by the Public Service Commission to selected candidates enrolled in programs of study at a university, college or other training institution in order to acquire professional or technical qualifications.

“The award is a contribution to the student’s expenses and should not cover all costs. Other expenses, whether living expenses or tuition fees, are the responsibility of the student.

Applicants must be citizens of Bermuda, have completed at least five years of education in Bermuda, and be 40 years of age or younger at the time of application.

They must also have been accepted into a program leading to a professional, specialized or technical qualification required in the civil service and be interested in pursuing a career there.

Application forms are available at form.gov.bm/Bursary and completed forms should be submitted online at www.gov.bm/online-services/public-service-bursary-award-scheme.

South Western Railway teams win medals at sporting events

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South Western Railway sports teams won prizes at the All India Railway Sports Championships held recently.

The South Western Railway team won one gold, five silver and one bronze at the 68th Indian Railway Weightlifting Championship.

Lokchand S. won the gold medal in the 96 kg category, Manjunath Marati S. Sarvanan, M. Ezhilarasan, Ajeet Singh, S. Vikram won the silver medals and Mukesh B. won the bronze medal .

They were coached by coach P. Muralikrishnan.

For the third time in a row, South Western Railway emerged as the champions of the Indian Railroad Cycle Championship held recently in Secunderabad.

Ashwin Patil won gold in 4000m team pursuit cycling, Raju Bhati won gold in 4000m individual pursuit cycling, Sachin Desai won gold in 20km Point Race Cycling, Ranjit Singh won silver in the 1000m Sprint Cycling and Sandesh Uppar won bronze in the 1000m individual time trial.

In the team events, Ashwin Patil, Raju Bhati, Ranjit Singh and Sachin Desai won gold in the 4000m team pursuit cycling and Sachin Desai, Ranjit Singh and JK Ashwin won gold in the 1 000 m Cycling team sprint. They were trained by coach Nijappa Enteth and led by team manager Vijaya Singh Rajput.

The South Western Railway Sports Association came fourth in the Indian Railway Golf Championship held at Rae Bareili’s Modern Coach Factory. Mr. Jaiveer won the individual bronze medal.

General Manager Sanjeev Kisore congratulated the champions and the sports association led by Sanjeev Katware and Ajay Jain.

Sporting Events On Air Tuesday, March 15 | Sports News

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8 p.m.: PBA World Series, Scorpion Championship (FS1)

6:40 p.m.: NCAA, Texas Southern vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (truTV)

7 p.m.: NIT, Missouri State at Oklahoma (ESPN)

7 p.m.: NIT, Belmont at Vanderbilt (ESPN2)

7:00 p.m.: NIT, Princeton at Virginia Commonwealth (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Oregon at Utah State (ESPN)

9 p.m.: NIT, Cleveland State at Xavier (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Alcorn State at Texas A&M (ESPN2)

9:10 p.m.: NCAA, Wyoming vs. Indiana (truTV)

11:00 p.m.: NIT, Santa Clara, WA (ESPNU)

4:00 p.m.: VMI at North Carolina, West Virginia at Duke (ACCNX)

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Support for tourism entrepreneurs – The Royal Gazette

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Created: March 13, 2022 11:30

Tourism stakeholders and entrepreneurs have been urged to apply for assistance from the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Experience Investment Program.

The initiative provides marketing or financial support to innovative tourism entrepreneurs and business owners whose proposals meet program criteria and align with the objectives of the Bermuda National Tourism Plan.

The BTA said the aim is to help create memorable and authentic experiences for visitors already on the island or those still in the planning stages, stimulate visitor spending and create opportunities for interaction with the inhabitants.

Applicants must provide a business plan articulating the vision, sustainability goals and marketing strategy. A panel of industry stakeholders will review the proposals alongside BTA representatives.

Submissions that incorporate food culture, authentic Bermuda history and culture presented in innovative ways, immersive environmental experiences and adventure in unexpected natural places are highly sought-after opportunities by our core visitor segments, said the BTA.

Unique on-water experiences, live entertainment series and luxury experiences marketed to visitors are particular areas of interest for the review panel.

The BTA has produced an online guide to help applicants navigate the EIP application process.

Interested winners are invited to consider idea starters targeting experiences with local artists, immersive experiences on rail trails, or transforming Bermuda’s historic forts or outdoor locations into tasting experiences with live performances.

Tashae Thompson, Director of Experiences at BTA, said, “This program is designed to boost our inventory of memorable experiences and adventures for our visitors.

“We know that some local innovators need a little more support to realize their vision, and we want to empower them through funding, marketing or collaboration opportunities.”

Last year, 20 contestants received over $215,000 in funding for their initiatives, including two live entertainment series – Buna Live in the island’s West End and High Notes on the Harbor in St George’s.

Historic tours, curated culinary experiences and a series of African Diaspora tours are among the other experiences funded by the PEI in 2021.

Applications for EIP grants will be accepted through the EIP portal for activations offered from June to December until March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the Introduction to Experience Investing online for advice on how to complete their proposals.

For more information, email experiences@bermudatourism.com.

Tourism-focused businesses can register their product, service or experience on BTAConnect, to be listed on the high-traffic, visitor-facing GoToBermuda site for wider exposure to travelers planning their Bermuda vacation.

Tashae Thompson, director of experiments at the BTA (file photo)

Sporting events on air on Sunday March 13 | Sports

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3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Ruoff Mortgage 500 (WGHP)

1 p.m.: PBA World Series, World Championship (WGHP

Noon: Northeast Final, Bryant to Mount Saint Mary’s (ESPNU)

2 p.m.: Southland final, Houston Baptist-University of Incarnate Word winner vs. A&M Corpus Christi-Southeast winner (CBS Sports)

2 p.m.: Mountain Valley Final, winner of Southern Illinois & Illinois State vs. winner of Missouri & Northern Iowa State (ESPNU)

2 p.m.: Big 12 final, winner Baylor-Oklahoma against winner Iowa State-Texas (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: NCAA Draft Show (ESPN)

Noon: Ivy final, Princeton-Cornell winner vs. Yale-Penn winner (ESPN2)

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1:00 p.m.: Atlantic 10 Final, winner of Davidson-Saint Louis vs. winner of Dayton-Richmond (WFMY)

1 p.m.: SEC Final, winner Texas A&M-Arkansas vs. winner Tennessee-Kentucky (ESPN)

3:15 p.m .: American Athletic Final, winner Houston-Tulane against winner Southern Methodist-Memphis (ESPN)

3:30 p.m.: Big Ten final, winner of Iowa-Indiana State against Michigan State-Purdue (WFMY)

6 p.m.: NCAA Selection Show (WFMY, Paramount+)

11 a.m.: Gonzaga in Missouri (SEC)

Noon: St. Mary’s at East Carolina (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: High Point in Kentucky (SEC+)

1 p.m.: Virginia at Duke, Pittsburgh at North Carolina (ACCNX)

1 p.m.: Florida State at Wake Forest (Bally Sports Southeast, ACCNX)

1 p.m.: State of Appalachia in Charlotte (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Elon at the UNCG (ESPN+)

Noon: Boston College in North Carolina (ACC)

1 p.m.: NC A&T at Winthrop, Appalachian State at Texas State (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Our Lady of Virginia (ACC)

2:00 p.m.: Georgia at South Carolina (SEC)

3:30 p.m.: State of Delaware at UNCG (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: NC State at Duke (ACC)

4 p.m.: Mississippi Florida State (SEC)

4 p.m.: Syracuse at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU)

1 p.m.: Louisville, North Carolina (ACCNX)

3:30 p.m.: Michigan at Illinois (Big Ten)

7:45 a.m.: PGA, Players Championship main stream (ESPN+)

7:53 a.m. PGA, The Players Championship, extended group coverage (ESPN+)

8:15 a.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured holes (ESPN+)

8:30 am: PGA, The Players Championship, featured bands (ESPN+)

8:45 am: PGA, The Players Championship, marquee group (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship (WXII, Peacock)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured holes and featured bands (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS1)

4:30 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS2)

10:30 a.m.: Supercross (CNBC)

1 p.m.: New York at Brooklyn (WXLV, ESPN3)

3:30 p.m.: Dallas at Boston (WXLV, ESPN3)

9 p.m.: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix (ESPN)

3 p.m.: Iowa vs. Austin (NBA)

1 p.m.: Carolina at Pittsburgh (Bally Sports South)

4 p.m.: Toronto at Buffalo (NHL)

7 p.m.: Montreal at Philadelphia, Vegas at Columbus, Winnipeg at St. Louis, Nashville at Minnesota (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: Anaheim vs. New York Islanders (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Calgary, Colorado (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Tampa Bay at Vancouver, Florida at Los Angeles (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: U.S. Border Patrol Invite (CBS Sports)

7 p.m.: MLR, Utah vs. LA Giltinis (FS2)

7:30 am: Serie A, Bologna at Fiorentina (Paramount+)

10 a.m.: Serie A, Napoli at Hellas Verona (Paramount+)

10 a.m.: Premier, Aston Villa at West Ham United (USA)

10 a.m.: Premier, Wolverhampton Wanderers at Arsenal, Newcastle United at Chelsea, Norwich City at Leeds United, Watford at Southampton (Peacock)

10:30 am: Bundesliga, FC Cologne at Bayer Leverkusen (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Arminia Bielefeld at Borussia Dortmund, VfL Bochum at Eintracht Frankfurt (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: Serie A, AS Roma at Udinese, Genoa at Atalanta (Paramount+)

2:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig at SpVgg Greuther Furth (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Premier, Leicester City at Arsenal (USA)

3:45 p.m .: Serie A, Inter Milan in Turin (Paramount +)

4:30 p.m.: MLS, Charlotte FC at Atlanta United FC (FS1)

5 p.m.: USL, Tampa Bay Rowdies at Birmingham Legion FC (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: MLS, Minnesota United FC vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Mexican Liga, Tijuana at Santos Laguna (FS2)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

4 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

7:30 a.m.: Beijing 2022 (United States)

When temptation calls… – The Royal Gazette

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The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread

It is the season of Lent and traditionally it is a time when we reflect on our own shortcomings and focus on spiritual growth. Around the 10th century, Lent became linked to Jesus spending 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by the devil.

Now, whether or not you believe there is a real devil, we certainly know that evil is very real and present in our world. Evil exists. And the temptation of Jesus was about three things that evil seeks to do. Ultimately, evil wants to destroy our relationship with God, and it does so in three ways: by separating us, by denigrating us, and by making us feel insecure. And that’s exactly what happened to Jesus.

The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread. It seems innocuous enough, until you remember that Jesus was part of the Holy Trinity – inextricably linked to the Father and the Spirit. What the devil was trying to do was say, “Hey, you don’t need the other two. Act alone! The Devil wanted to divide the Holy Trinity. Jesus reminded the Devil that, “One does not live by bread alone.”

The devil’s second temptation was to offer Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he would bow down and worship him. The Devil wanted to make the King of all creation inferior to himself. He wanted to denigrate Jesus and reduce the status of the Holy Trinity. Jesus replied, “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”

The third and final temptation of the devil was to convince Jesus to throw himself from the top of the temple because God had promised to protect him, however, Jesus was secure in his relationship with the Father and the Spirit, and when you are in a secure relationship, you don’t need to test it. The Devil was asking, “Do you really trust the Father and the Spirit?” Jesus answered, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

The temptation of Jesus was to deny his membership in the Trinity, to deny the status of the Trinity, and to deny the relational security of the Trinity. And today the devil also wants us to be separated, belittled and insecure.

Today, evil wants you to be separated from God and from others. Evil says to you, “Do you really need God? You are doing very well and you are doing very well on your own. But that’s a lie. We cannot do this thing called life by ourselves. We need God’s love, and at the very least, we need the love and support of God’s love expressed through others; people who will walk with us, support us, encourage us and comfort us.

Today, evil wants you to have low self-esteem and low self-esteem. Evil tells you, “You are nothing and a waste of space. You’re not worthy to be called a Christian. If people knew what you think, say and do in private, they would reject you. Again, that’s a lie. We are beloved children of God, with inherent worth and precious worth. No matter who you are or what you have done, God appreciates you and welcomes you as his child.

And finally, evil wants you to feel insecure. Evil wants to sow seeds of doubt in your heart and mind. Evil says to you, “Are you really loved? Are God’s promises really true? You are not really saved and you are part of the family of God? This is another lie. You are loved – more than you can imagine – and have an inheritance from God greater than all the gold in the world. The gift of life in all its fullness is available to you here and now, and forever.

We are all broken. We all make mistakes. We all don’t live up to our own standards, let alone God’s, and evil wants you to be separated, belittled, and feel unsafe, however, God wants you to be connected, honored, and feel unsafe. feel safe. Therefore, our church communities should be places where all can encounter God, be respected, uplifted, and find mutual love and trust.

Jesus’ response to the Devil was to say, “No! And we have to say “No!” too.

On Sunday in St. Mark’s we celebrated International Women’s Day, and I was reminded that all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background are welcome in the family of God. In fact, this is so important that I have added this statement to the front page of our website and to our Facebook page as well.

In this season of Lent, if you are feeling lonely, distant, weak, worthless, or anxious, may you find a church family who will love you and walk with you. May you know the joy and peace of God as the Holy Trinity serves you through the kindness, support, encouragement and comfort of others. And if, and when, the Devil comes knocking, can you tell him to take a hike (or use two words of your choice)!

Every blessing

Rev Gav

Rev Gav is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit stmarks.bm

Sporting events on air on Saturday March 12 | Sports

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11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 qualifying (FS1)

1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Ruoff Mortgage 500 qualifying (FS1)

2 p.m.: NHRA Camping World Series, All-Star Callout (WGHP)

4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 (FS1)

11 a.m.: Ivy, Princeton vs. Cornell (ESPNU)

11 a.m.: America East Final, Md.-Baltimore County vs. Vermont (ESPN2)

1 p.m.: Big Ten, Indiana vs. Iowa (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

1 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Davidson wins against Saint Louis (CBS Sports)

1 p.m. SEC, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (ESPN)

1 p.m.: MEAC Final, Norfolk State vs. Coppin State-NC Central winner (ESPN2)

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2 p.m.: Ivy, Yale vs. Penn (ESPNU)

3 p.m.: American Athletic, Houston vs. Tulane (ESPN2)

3:30 p.m.: Big Ten, Michigan State vs. winner Purdue-Penn State (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

3:30 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Dayton against Dayton. Commonwealth of Richmond-Virginia winner (CBS Sports)

3:30 p.m.: SEC, Tennessee vs. winner Kentucky-Vanderbilt (ESPN)

4 p.m.: MAAC Final, Monmouthvs. Winner of Quinnipiac-Saint-Pierre (ESPNU)

5:30 p.m.: American Athletic, Southern Methodistvs. Winner Central Florida-Memphis (ESPN2)

6 p.m.: Mountain West final, Boise-Wyoming State winner vs. Colorado State and San Diego State winner (WFMY)

6 p.m.: SWAC Final, Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M-Alcorn State winner (ESPNU)

6 p.m.: Big 12 final, Kansas vs. Winner Oklahoma-Texas Tech (ESPN)

6:30 p.m.: Big East Final, Creightonvs. Winner of Villanova-Connecticut (WGHP)

7:30 p.m.: Mid-American Final, Akronvs. Winner Kent State-Ohio (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: Big Sky Final, winner Weber State-Montana State vs. Portland State-Northern Colorado winner (ESPNU)

8:30 p.m.: ACC Final, Duke vs. Virginia Tech-Winner of North Carolina (ESPN)

8:30 p.m.: USA Conference Final, LA Tech vs. Ala.-Birmingham (CBS Sports)

9 p.m.: Pac-12 Final, winner Colorado-Arizona vs. winner Southern Cal-UCLA (WGHP)

9:30 p.m.: Southland final, Texas A&M CC winner vs. Southeast New Orleans (ESPN2)

10 p.m.: Western Athletic final, Grand Canyon-New Mexico State winner vs. Seattle-Abilene winner Christian (ESPNU)

11:30 p.m.: Big West Final, UC Santa Barbara-Long Beach State winner vs. Hawaii-Cal State winner Fullerton (ESPN2)

11 a.m.: MAAC Final, Fairfield vs. Manhattan (ESPNews, ESPN+)

11 a.m.: Mid-American Final, Ball State vs. Buffalo (CBS Sports)

5:00 p.m.: Ivy League Final, Columbia vs. Princeton (ESPNews)

5:30 p.m. USA Conference Finals, Charlotte vs. Louisiana Tech-Middle Tennessee winner (CBS Sports)

1 p.m.: Florida State at Wake Forest (Bally Sports South, ACCNX)

1 p.m.: High Point in Kentucky (SEC+)

2 p.m.: Notre Dame at NC State (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Pittsburgh, North Carolina (ACCNX)

4 p.m.: St. Mary’s at East Carolina (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: Virginia at Duke (ACC)

4 p.m.: Texas at South Carolina (SEC)

7 p.m.: Boston College in Miami (ACC)

Noon: Syracuse at Virginia Tech (ACC)

Noon: Mississippi Florida State (SEC)

1 p.m.: NC A&T at Winthrop, DH (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: NC State at Duke, Boston College in North Carolina (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Florida State at Georgia Tech (ACC)

2 p.m.: Tennessee at Missouri (SEC)

3 p.m.: Appalachian State at Texas State (ESPN+)

4:30 p.m.: Saint François (Pennsylvania) at the UNCG (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Texas A&M at Auburn (SEC)

9 p.m.: Alabama at LSU (SEC)

3:30 p.m.: Notre Dame at Ohio State (Big Ten)

4 p.m.: North Carolina at Georgia (SEC+)

7 p.m.: Ohio State at Oklahoma (Bally Sports Southeast)

11am: PGA, The Players Championship (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured groups and featured holes (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship (WXII, Peacock)

1h30 Sunday: LPGA, Honda Thailand (Golf)

1 p.m.: America’s Day at the Races (FS2)

9 p.m.: Mads Burnell vs. Adam Borics (Showtime)

7 p.m.: Supercross (CNBC, Peacock)

8:30 p.m.: Milwaukee at Golden State (WXLV, ESPN3)

12:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Nashville (NHL)

3 p.m.: Philadelphia at Carolina (WXLV, ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Seattle at Montreal (NHL)

7 p.m.: Arizona at Boston, Chicago at Ottawa, Anaheim at New Jersey, Detroit at Calgary (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: New York Rangers at Dallas (ESPN+)

9:30 p.m.: Los Angeles at San Jose (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Tampa Bay at Edmonton (ESPN+)

5 p.m.: RodeoHouston Super Shootout (Bally Sports Southeast)

10 a.m.: RBS6 France vs Wales (CNBC)

Noon: RBS6 Scotland vs Italy (CNBC)

2:00 p.m.: RBS6 Ireland vs England (CNBC)

Midnight: NRL, Titans vs. Eels (FS2)

7.30am: Premier, Liverpool at Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock)

9 a.m.: Serie A, Cagliari at Spezia, Sassuolo at Salernitana (Paramount+)

9:30 am: Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart at 1. FC Union Berlin, Mainz at FC Augsburg, VfL Wolfsburg at SC Freiburg, Bayern Munich at TSG Hoffenheim (ESPN+)

10 a.m.: Premier, Burnley at Brentford (USA)

Noon: Serie A, Juventus at Sampdoria (Paramount+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin at Borussia Mönchengladbach (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m .: Prime Minister, Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester United (Peacock)

1 p.m.: MLS, CF Montreal at New York City FC (ESPN+)

1:30 p.m.: MLS, Toronto FC at Columbus Crew (ESPN+)

2:45 p.m .: Serie A, Naples at AC Milan (Paramount +)

3:30 p.m.: MLS, LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC (WGHP)

6:30 p.m.: MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps at Houston Dynamo (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: MLS, Chicago Fire FC at DC United, Real Salt Lake at New England Revolution, FC Cincinnati at Orlando City SC, San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Liga MX, Mazatlán at Monterrey (FS2)

8:30 p.m.: MLS, Nashville SC at FC Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: MLS, Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Rapids (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Liga MX, Chivas vs. Club America (Peacock)

10 p.m.: MLS, Austin FC at Portland Timbers (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

4 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

6 a.m.: Alpine skiing, slalom, snowboarding, bank slalom, cross-country skiing, para ice hockey (United States)

Spring Break and Sporting Events Draw Visitors to Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — As spring approaches and sporting events draw student athletes to Myrtle Beach, area hotels are starting to get busier.

“It’s a nice change of pace to have some free time at the beach,” said Henry Bielen, who is in town for a baseball tournament with his Delaware Valley University teammates in Pennsylvania. “Getting together with friends and soaking up the atmosphere of Myrtle is a big part of our first time.”

Crowds on Ocean Boulevard are starting to swell, with families and college students heading to Myrtle Beach for events or spring break.

“For us, our first time here, there were a lot of funky cars and a lot of street life,” Bielen said. “We liked the tourist attractions.

The latest hotel occupancy data from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is from last week. He said almost 54% of rooms were then booked, an increase of 37% compared to the same week last year.

Some hotels, however, are still unsure how this season will unfold.

“We see a lot of traffic like pedestrians on weekends,” Roxanne Towers chief operating officer Donald Burton said. “A little hesitant for the coming summer as bookings aren’t as strong as they were last season.”

Burton said he thinks gas prices and the political climate could impact the number of people traveling this year.

“We’re hoping for a great year,” he said. “I don’t see it in my reservations yet. But some people may still be hesitant to book. As if they were still planning to go on vacation, they just didn’t pull the trigger.

Sports Event Tickets Market to Grow Aggressively with a CAGR of 16.5% through 2028, Driven by Increasing Digitalization and Access to Online Media Platforms for Ticket Booking | million ideas

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“Million Insights – World’s Fastest Growing Market Research Database”

According to a new report available with Million Insights, the global sporting event ticket industry is expected to be driven by the significant increase in sporting events and activities such as the NBA, NHL, MLS and MLB around the world.

The Global sports event ticket market The size is expected to reach $18.79 billion by 2028 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2021 to 2028, according to a new report from Million Insights. Key factors driving the growth of the market include significant increase in sporting events and activities such as National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and Major League Baseball ( MLB) across the globe. Additionally, increasing digitalization and access to online media platforms for booking sports tickets are the other factors propelling the growth of the market.

The market has seen a major drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the cancellation of different sporting events across the world. The market is primarily impacted by rapidly changing conditions that have compelled governments to ban all activities involving social gatherings and crowds. For example, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost Japan a loss of billions. Cancellations, delays and suspensions of some other sports, including the cancellation of the SXSW Music Festival, Big 10 and Big 12, also impacted the growth of the sports event ticket market.

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Sports event ticket market size in the United States, by type, 2018-2028 (USD billion)

The digital ticket segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 17.3% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2028. The market is mainly driven by the growing demand for easy and convenient access to sporting events to avoid crowds . Additionally, increasing usage of mobile apps to obtain digital tickets and growing smartphone penetration across the globe are the factors contributing to the growth of the segment. Additionally, the ease of purchasing tickets through internet-connected smartphones and tablets is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of the industry.

Europe held a large market share of more than 20.0% in 2020. Well-developed countries such as Germany, UK, and France contribute positively to the market revenue. Europe’s high revenue share can be attributed to the strong presence of major sporting event companies and ticket providers in the region and the long-standing demand for online tickets. In addition, higher GDP, per capita income, and higher per capita spending on sporting events and cultural activities in European countries translates into strong event ticket sales in the region.

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Global sports event ticket market share, by type, 2020 (%)

Highlights of the Sports Event Tickets Market Report

• The digital ticket segment is expected to register a CAGR of 17.3% from 2021 to 2028. A significant increase in the number of smartphone users and the growing trend of e-tickets across the world are expected to contribute to the growth of the segment.

• The paper ticket segment held the largest revenue share of over 60% in 2020. A large portion of conventional paper tickets used in sporting event industries such as football and cricket supported the segment’s revenue growth .

• Europe held a revenue share of more than 20.0% in 2020, due to the strong and widespread presence of key players and the long-standing demand for online ticket booking for sporting events due to the high number of smartphone users in the region

Segmentation of the sports event ticket market

Million Insights has segmented the global sports event ticket market based on type and region:

  • Sports Event Ticket Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
    • Digital tickets
    • Online printable tickets
    • Paper tickets
  • Sports Event Tickets Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
    • North America
      • we
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Central and South America
      • Middle East and Africa

List of Key Players in Sports Event Tickets Market

  • Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc.
  • AXS Group LLC
  • Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
  • StubHub
  • Live Nation (ticket master)
  • Brown Paper Notes, LLC
  • Razorgator, LLC
  • Ticketek Pty Ltd
  • SeatGeek, Inc.
  • Billet City, Inc.
  • Vivid Seats LLC

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Freedom for Ukraine – The Royal Gazette

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Nina London thinks we all need to do everything we can to secure victory in Ukraine. Pictured is her Ukrainian friend, Nina Artemova (photo provided)

A popular Buddhist belief in Thailand is to protect ancient trees, such as the banyan tree, by blessing them and wrapping saffron-yellow scarves around the trunks; then no one can bring them down.

We have a pair of sacred trees on our route, each more than two meters thick, with the lower trunks wrapped in silk; they have gone through centuries.

I wish I could have this magic power to wrap a blue and yellow national ribbon around Ukraine so that no one can invade, destroy and enslave these freedom-loving peoples.

February 22 at 4 a.m.: Vladimir Putin suddenly attacks Ukraine by bombing Kherson. He unleashes a murderous, ruthless and unprovoked war. He claims to want to bring Ukraine back into Russian subjugation, because Russia dominated Ukraine when it was a satellite state of the USSR.

The USSR existed exactly 69 years. It was a failed and bloody experiment in totalitarianism. This era shaped Putin’s worldview. He simply cannot accept that his once subjugated neighbor has built a prosperous and democratic country, free from the lies, censorship, control and fear that are now the new normal in Russia under Putin’s heavy hand. He wants more.

My great-grandparents were classified as dissidents and Lenin took them on a wagon from Ukraine to Eastern Siberia. They pushed them back empty-handed into a barren field thousands of miles from their home. I grew up in Siberia and I know the kind of world Putin is rebuilding.

It is impossible to describe my deep pain, shock and despair when I heard the news. Its roots are very deep. It is a war against our brother people. Historically and culturally, the three closest Slavic nations are Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Our nations are linked by blood, we all have relatives and closest friends among them.

We studied in Kiev; sometimes married in Odessa. We still speak Russian among ourselves, cook borscht and canoe and laugh at the same jokes. For centuries we have been as tightly bound as the roots of trees. But not anymore; Putin ruthlessly cut them off like a barbarian, determined to build an empire.

Another reason why I am so incredulous is that as children in the Soviet Union we were brought up to be against war!

We have read countless history books on the horrors of World War II, watched many films about the war. We were taught that the Soviet Union had lost 22 million people in a single war! In every family, someone has been killed defending our homeland.

We have learned to think and say, “As long as there is no war…all is well…as long as there is no war!”

I feel that my fundamental values: freedom and peace, are flouted.

I often think about what I would say to my grandfather, Boris, who fought in World War II. How I was able to explain this war of aggression against our brothers and sisters by Putin; this selfish and naked grasp for power, domination and wealth? What would he say, a brave man who fought alongside millions of his countrymen to stop Hitler from seizing and plundering their Russian homeland?

The 43 million citizens of Ukraine under the leadership of President Volodymyr Zelensky do not bow to Putin. They bravely stand up to fight for their freedom and their future, and they fight desperately against all odds because they share a national dream: the freedom of an independent Ukraine.

No one has the right to take it from them.

My phone is flooded with messages from my friends in Ukraine. They flock to shelters, underground stations, basements… anywhere to be safe from the bombardments.

I cry when I read them; they are filled with hope.

Last night I was reading some to my husband, Bill. He had uploaded a song he had written and sung, FUkraine, and was stunned by the flood of heartfelt and grateful messages he received, many of which were written during attacks and bombings.

This is the one I received late last night from a bomb shelter during the ongoing battle of Mykolaiv, a city on the Black Sea:

“Thank you for your support, it means so much to us that I just shed tears! Airplanes are flying and bombing my hometown. Today many civilians were killed and my friends’ houses were heavily bombed We couldn’t sleep at night, windows were shaking, sirens were blaring My dad is here with me after he had a stroke and my mom had a nervous breakdown.

“My daughter asked me, ‘Are we going to be killed? Why, mom? I am very afraid. My husband has relatives in Russia and they don’t understand why we are fighting and don’t believe in the horrible things their soldiers are doing here on our land. It is a horror against humanity. Thanks very much. Please pray for me, my family and Ukraine. The only thing I want now is to survive.

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and in popular imagery represents the warmth and power of the sun, revered by pre-Christian Slavs. Young girls were dancing among the sunflowers.

Today, during the Russian invasion, Ukrainian female soldiers carry guns and wear sunflowers in their hair.

Dear readers, my family, my friends, let’s do everything we can, let’s suffer all the difficulties, so that the bright sun of victory will soon rise and Ukrainians will grow new fields of sunflowers on their beloved land. Children will laugh and hide there, girls will weave beautiful crowns and bake bread, and men will build new houses.

Freedom for Ukraine!

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Russia and Belarus should be banned from hosting international sporting events: US allies | More sports news

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus should not be allowed to host, bid for or be awarded international sporting events following the invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies said in a statement. released by the US State Department.
The statement calls on international sports federations to limit sponsorship opportunities for companies linked to the Russian and Belarusian governments.
The statement was signed by officials from 37 countries, including the UK, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Belgium and the United States. China, India and countries in Latin America and Africa were not listed as participants in the declaration.
The statement urged the international sports community to show “solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February drew widespread international condemnation. Belarus has been a key staging area for Russian forces.
Moscow calls its activity a “special operation” which it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy the military capabilities of its southern neighbour.
World and European football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have banned the Russian national team and clubs from participating in international competitions until further notice.

Russia and Belarus should be banned from hosting international sporting events – U.S. Allies

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WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus should not be allowed to host, bid for or be awarded international sporting events after the invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have said. in a statement released by the US State Department.

The statement calls on international sports federations to limit sponsorship opportunities for companies linked to the Russian and Belarusian governments.

The statement was signed by officials from 37 countries, including the UK, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Belgium and the United States. China, India and countries in Latin America and Africa were not listed as participants in the declaration.

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The statement urged the international sports community to show “solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February drew widespread international condemnation. Belarus has been a key staging area for Russian forces. Read more

Moscow calls its activity a “special operation” which it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy the military capabilities of its southern neighbour. Read more

World and European football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have banned the Russian national team and clubs from participating in international competitions until further notice.

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Sporting events, tournaments now allowed under alert level 1

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ORGANIZED sporting events and tournaments are now permitted under Alert Level 1 provided they are accompanied by an approved special mayoral permit, said Mikee Aportadera, head of the Davao City Sports Division, on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Aportadera said individuals or groups wishing to host sporting events should coordinate with the city’s Sports Division to complete event proposal, planning and approval.

“If they intend to hold certain events or tournaments, they really need to go through our office, (and) the approval of the Public Security Bureau, because they would need a special permit from the mayor for that. “Aportadera told SunStar Davao on Monday. , March 27.

“Kapag for training or exercise purposes, wala’y problema, no need,” he added.

According to Aportadera, organizers must submit a proposal letter, a safety and security plan and other requirements to properly plan the event, especially the health security aspects. The proposal will then be sent to the Public Safety and Security Command Center and other relevant offices for approval.

Contact sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, among others, intended for recreation or exercise are also allowed in Alert Level 1.

Aportadera said minimum public health standards (MPHS) must be strictly followed with guidance from the 2021 Davao City Task Force 50 Series of Resolutions, “a resolution adopting the guidelines on the conduct of sports activities with and without contact in the city of Davao”.

As noted in the resolution, some restrictions include the ‘no vaccinations, no play’ policy, wearing face masks when not playing, maintaining safe social distancing within the facility during matches and not sharing personal equipment.

Outdoor areas are the recommended location and games held in air-conditioned spaces should have adequate ventilation. Barangay games can also be played in indoor courts owned or operated by the barangay, but street games are strictly prohibited.

Aportadera said a team from the city’s sports division will monitor compliance with the MPHS set by the state and local government when conducting sports activities.

According to Maribel Paguican, head of the Davao Business Bureau, appropriate penalties will be imposed for violations of established policies. “May offenses and may citation tickets na (pwede i-issue),” she said.

Tribute to women winegrowers – The Royal Gazette

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Véronique Boss-Drouhin leads the winemaking team at Domaine Drouhin Oregon (Photograph provided)

In honor of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, today we’ll be showcasing wines heavily influenced by women who are winemakers or work in their family’s vineyards.

There are far too many to include in one article. A recent column featured Dry Creek Vineyards and Catena Zapata, both run by daughters who took the reins from their fathers.

Sorry to say bro, but women have 50% more neurons in the olfactory center of their brains than we do, and 35% have an exceptional sense of taste compared to 15% of us.

I had the great pleasure of meeting some members of the Drouhin family of Burgundy renown and it is Véronique Boss-Drouhin whom they call “the guardian of the Joseph Drouhin style”. This family was the first Burgundy producer to settle in Oregon and Véronique leads their winemaking team. She also strictly adheres to biodynamic practices, as they do in France.

That’s how she describes it Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2018 from Oregon: “Our Dundee Hills 2018 is complex and structured, a great combination of flavor, intensity and structure. Subtle notes of rose petal, raspberry and black cherry lead to layered flavors of sour cherry, cranberry, black tea and plum. Although young, there is an extraordinary balance between the fine tannins and the energizing energy of the vibrant red fruits and acidity. This is a wine that will be exciting to follow as it passes 5, 10 and 15 years. » Parker’s Wine Avocado gives him 94+ and James Suckling 93. $44.35 (Stock #8077). Biodynamic.

Isabelle Simi took over responsibility for her family estate at a very young age when her father and uncle died suddenly in 1904 of the flu. She passed away in 1981, but she was there on my first visit to this historic Sonoma winery that she guided for over 70 years. Simi continued, until the end of prohibition.

Today, Melissa Stackhouse is director of winemaking at Simi, and she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in viticulture and enology. Rebecca Valls is the assistant winemaker.

This is how they describe 2018 Simi Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon: “Dark garnet color with ruby ​​reflections. Toasted oak frames and adds depth to the fruit aromas of black bramble and dried blueberry, leading to intriguing notes of exotic spices and roasted coffee. Lifted aromas of juniper and subtle violet add generosity, layers and aromatic complexity to this wine. Dark fruit dominates the entry with jammy black cherry and dark plum followed by black licorice, cocoa and toasty oak with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. Incredibly food friendly and not a headache to match. $39.70 (Stock #6100).

Federica Stianti Macheroni owns Volpaia with her mother and brother. An ancient Roman hamlet, it is located on the highest hill in Tuscany, surrounded by 1,000 hectares of forest, olive groves and biodynamic vineyards. She was a lovely guest to my wife and I and we sat in their hill top house and enjoyed fine wine with her and her mother.

The Vinous site has this to say about Volpaia Chianti Classic 2019: “A nice mid-weight wine. Silky and beautifully perfumed, this mid-weight Chianti Classico is an excellent example of the supple styles so typical of Radda. Crushed flowers, mint, sweet red berries and tobacco linger. 91/100. $29.45 (Stock #8965). Biodynamic.

And now we’re going to meet Tamra Kelly-Washington who grew up in Marlborough during the region’s wine boom. Spending school holidays working in vineyards and wine restaurants sparked an early fascination with wine and its creation. A graduate in viticulture and oenology from the University of Lincoln, she has worked in California, Australia and Italy. She now leads the winemaking team at Seresin Winery in New Zealand, where she started years ago as a lab assistant.

Isabelle Simi took over responsibility for her family winery as a very young woman when her father and uncle died suddenly in 1904 of the flu (Photograph provided)

Critic Michael Cooper assesses the 2020 Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 4.5 stars and writes: “This is one of the most sophisticated, subtle and satisfying Sauvignon Blancs in the region. It is also one of the largest, given its wide international distribution and BioGro certified status. The wine (which includes five to ten percent Sémillon) is mostly fermented in vats with native yeasts, but part of the blend is fermented and aged on lees in seasoned French oak barrels. The 2020 is a young wine, still in the making. Bright and light lemon/green, it is full-bodied, with strong and vigorous tropical fruit flavors showing good complexity. Hyper classic.” $27.65 (Stock #8714). Organicdynamic.

Maria Larrea was born and raised in the Rioja district of Spain and is now Technical Director of CVNE. Here is how she describes the event that prompted me to continue distributing their wines:

“Each wine I produce is unique and must be a number 1. The wine spectator Number 1 Wine of the Year Award for Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 validated this. I like to believe that the award is not just for a vintage but for a brand with over 90 years of history, its ability to age and the recognition of the potential of the great Rioja wine region.

“It was truly a great honor and totally unexpected that the 2004 Imperial Gran Reserva was awarded Wine Spectator’s Number 1 wine of the year, as CVNE was the first Spanish winery to be chosen as number 1 and to this day we remain the only Spanish winery to have been awarded number 1 wine of the year.

If you want to enjoy such excellence, we can sell you 2014 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva which scores 94/100 from James Sucking and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. It is only produced during great vintages and in very limited quantities. $86 (Stock #9735).

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PlanetPay365 becomes official TicketOne reseller for sporting events – European Gaming Industry News

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Online casinos are growing in popularity. With a bit of luck, high payouts can be made in no time. And completely anonymously and from the comfort of your living room at home. In addition, online casinos are increasingly regulated and therefore much safer than they were a few years ago. By the way, interesting slot machines exist on Twitch.tv, where customers will get to know the whole dimension of the online casino. You can see the Twitch Casino streamer at OnlineCasinos.tv here and use the experience for your own purposes! Watch the top performing streamers first, then emulate and win!

1. This is why online casinos have become a trend on the Twitch platform!

Currently, the whole industry is booming and Twitch streams, where people play online casino, also attract many viewers. Precisely because more and more people around the world recognize the true appeal of events combining online casinos and live streaming. It’s in people’s nature to try something new. This is where strict laws for online casinos come in handy and satisfy customers’ sense of security. Not only online games are very popular on the platform, but brand new online casinos, where stars show viewers how the subject works in the first place.

Maybe users also have fears and worries and don’t really dare to play in an online casino. Streamers playing the Slots on Twitch.tv present the whole process realistically and are also happy to answer questions from viewers. Here you can find channels where people play with play money (demo account) and of course also streamers who spend real money on slots. Thus, the focus is clearly on entertaining the viewers and emotions are aroused. Of course, streamers on Twitch also want to be promoted. With an affiliate link, commissions are paid to new customers if they sign up at an online casino through the link.

This is also not a scam, but a common practice. A Twitch streamer presents one or more online casinos in detail and “tests” them. This gives viewers some added value. Now, it’s natural for potential users to use the streamer’s affiliate link to thank them for the added value, so to speak. Depending on the success and quality of casino streams, casino affiliate marketing is a good source of income for streamers. Thus, the added value and successful content pay off twice: for the streamer who makes casino videos and for the viewer who learns a lot about online casinos on the side.

2. Here are the top performing casino streamers on Twitch: #1 Adin Ross!

Although the American native only started his career on the Twitch platform in 2019, Adin Ross is now probably one of the best-known casino streamers in the world. More than five million subscribers on the platform speak plain language. After Adin Roos started – like most streamers – with games (GTA5, NBA 2K, etc.), he gradually launched the first casino streams. These started with normal slot machines (slot machines) and also with blackjack. The Twitch star’s fortune in casino streams is estimated to be around US$3-5 million. Interesting is its gifted community, which also extends to YouTube, Twitter and Instagram platforms. By the way, frequent casino streams are Crash, Sweet Bonanza, Gates of Olympus and Honey Honey. Especially in blackjack, Adin Ross is very successful. All in all, the Twitch star has long since not limited itself to slots, but operates the full range of online casinos.

3. #2 Best Twitch Casino Streamer: Tyler Niknam (Trainwrecks-TV)

With over 1.7 million followers on Twitch, Tyler Niknam is clearly one of the top casino streamers. Officially launched in 2015, the streamer prefers to offer its viewers slot machine games. However, his fans can also find plenty of streams for action games, such as Mario Kart as well as Among Us. The casino streamer’s estimated fortune on Twitch is around €15 million. Even his own store is available to fans, where Tyler Niknam sells baseball caps, t-shirts and many other merchandising items. When fortune is considered, the “monkey” (as he likes to call himself) is a hugely successful casino streamer.

4. Probably the #3 most successful streamer on Twitch for casino content: Ishmael Swartz (ROSHSTEIN)!

The native Swede is definitely one of the best for casino streams on the popular Twitch platform. Although he doesn’t yet have a million followers, the numbers have really skyrocketed over the past 12 months. Presumably, this is also due to his very high willingness to take risks in casino games. It is not uncommon for Roshstein to be faced with “false bets” and his credibility not recognized. However, things are clear and it is really exciting to watch the streamer play in the online casino. With a fortune estimated at 21 million euros, the star has made big gains on the slot machines Deadwood, Wanted: Dead or even Wild and Book of Shadows.

5. #4 in TOP Casino Streamer on Twitch: Cody Burnett (Xposed)!

For Twitch streamers, followers are everything. Here, the Canadian delivers a real pursuit with Roshstein. As for streaming, Xposed is quite diverse in nature. It provides its fans with content in casino streams, but also live tables and also games like Call of Duty. Through his success and his presence, the young Canadian has carved out a fortune of around 10 million euros. Probably the highest payout was on the Hot Fiesta slot, where the Burnett won €4.7 million. Interestingly, Xposed has remained down-to-earth despite its fame. In the meantime, he has his little family and his friends are not lacking either. This is no small feat, as casino streaming requires a very high time commitment.

#5 in the ranking of the best Twitch casino streamers in the world: ClassyBeef!

It’s not just one person, but a team of seven streamers. There is certainly still room for improvement in the popular gaming scene on Twitch. But the casino streams attract thousands of viewers every day. This is certainly also due to the informal atmosphere and the relaxed nature of the group. The division of labor also seems to work well, as members take turns providing content almost around the clock. Not much is known about the strengths of the Malta team members, but the number of followers is steadily increasing and there will certainly be money to be won.

18 Coolest Sporting Events That Will Happen In The Reno/Tahoe Area

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With the Davis Cup in Reno for the very first time, I started thinking about the coolest sporting events to hit Reno/Tahoe. We have annual events like the Reno Rodeo, Barracuda Championship, and American Century Championship, but I was looking more for one-time events, things that have only happened once in our area. Things like the Davis Cup this weekend. Here is my list of the 18 coolest sporting events to be held in the Reno/Tahoe area (listed in no particular order). Honorable mention at the 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games, because who likes dogs that long jump in water and chop logs?

* Fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries: One of the greatest sporting events of the 20th century happened on July 4, 1910 in Reno when Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, bludgeoned Jeffries, the Great White Hope, for 15 rounds in a lopsided affair. Dubbed “The Fight of the Century,” Johnson’s victory uplifted many in the African-American community. It also sparked race riots in the United States, with some cities and states banning the release of the footage given the one-sided nature of the fight.

* 1960 Winter Olympics: The VIII Winter Games were held at Squaw Valley Resort (now Palisades Tahoe). It was a stranger affair than the modern Games with athletes from 30 nations competing in four sports and 27 events with biathlon and women’s speed skating making their Olympic debuts. The Soviet Union won the most medals with 21, although Team USA pulled off a stunning upset to take gold in men’s hockey. Tahoe won the Olympic bid by just two votes over Innsbruck, Austria.

* Nevada-Boise State Football 2010: That 2010 showdown between the longtime rivals has been dubbed Reno’s biggest sporting event since the Johnson-Jeffries fight as Nevada’s No. 19 hosted Boise State’s No. 3. It didn’t just live up to the hype. He passed it. Nevada rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to score a 34-31 overtime victory behind Colin Kaepernick as Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman missed two field goals, the one at the end of the settlement and the other during the extension period.

* NHL plays in Tahoe: It’s not often you see a hockey game being played on a golf course, but it happened in February 2021 when the NHL played two games on the 18th fairway at Edgewood Tahoe. The Vegas Golden Knights faced the Colorado Avalanche and the Philadelphia Flyers faced the Boston Bruins. Things didn’t go smoothly when the Tahoe sun melted the playing surface, causing delays, but the NHL got its share of Instagram-worthy photos with the lake in the background.

* Three legends play at Virginia Street Gym: Nevada’s Virginia Street Gym is now home to the Wolf Pack volleyball team, but before that it was the hub of campus basketball. While many great college teams have played there, the arena’s high point came in 1963 when Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor – three of the top 20 players of all time – played an exhibition with the Warriors beating the Lakers, 112-95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also played exhibitions in Reno in 1973, 1977 and 1978.

* Muhammad Ali fights in Tahoe: In November 1972, the world’s biggest sports star Ali fought Bob Foster in the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel theater room at Stateline (now the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), winning by knockout in the eighth round. Ali knocked down Foster seven times in the fight, although Foster, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, gave Ali the only cut he suffered in the ring. It was also one of the first matches officiated by Mills Lane, the former UNR and legendary judge.

* The 1919 Chicago Cubs: In 1919, the Chicago Cubs played an exhibition game in Reno, with the city closing for the event since all of Major League Baseball at the time was played east of St. Louis (it would still take nearly 40 years before the Dodgers and Giants moved west). The Cubs were going 75-65 that season (third in the eight-team National League), its fourth season playing at Wrigley Field (then known as “Weeghman Park”). Reno has a population of around 12,000 for this game.

* 1968 Olympic Trials: Most locals are familiar with the 1960 Winter Olympics being held in Tahoe. Fewer remember the 1968 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials, which were also held in town at a purpose-built track at Echo Summit, west of South Lake Tahoe, Sept. 6-16. At least the men’s trials were held there. The women’s events were held at Mt. San Antonio College in the Bay Area. A month later, John Carlos and Tommie Smith made their famous salute to black power on the Olympic podium.

* Jack Dempsey fights in Reno: Dempsey went on to become one of the greatest boxers of all time (he was named the greatest fighter of the first half of the 20th century), with the start of his career tied to Northern Nevada. The former Reno resident fought in Nevada 11 times, first doing so in 1915 in an arena built on the corner of Third and Plaza streets in downtown Reno, a third-round knockout of Anamas Campbell. In 1918, he knocked out Jack Moran in the first round at Moana Springs.

* N°1 North Carolina in Lawlor: The nation’s No. 1 men’s basketball team has only played at the Lawlor Events Center twice. Either game would fit this list. I opted for the 2008 New Years appearance in North Carolina over the 1990 UNLV team coming to town because UNLV regularly plays Lawlor and not the Tar Heels. Coached by Roy Williams and coached by Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina cruised to an 84-62 victory over the Wolf Pack before claiming the national title later that season.

* All-Star Triple-A Game: Las Vegas hosted the NHL All-Star Game and NFL Pro Bowl last month, so that pales in comparison, but it was pretty cool to see Greater Nevada Field (then named Aces Ballpark) host the Triple-A All- Star Game 2013, an International League 4-3 victory over the Pacific Coast League in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,135 fans. Pirates prospect Tony Sanchez (IL) and Cardinals prospect Michael Wacha (PCL) were named MVPs of the game.

* Jesse Brinkley vs. Joey Gilbert: More famous boxers have fought in Reno including Evander Holyfield, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar de La Hoya, but this fight is close to my heart. Gilbert, from Reno, and Brinkley, from Yerington, won acclaim after starring on the NBC reality show ‘The Contender’. Brinkley dominated the February 2009 affair at the Reno Events Center, breaking Gilbert’s nose while nearly sweeping all 12 rounds.

* UConn No. 1 women play at Lawlor: Arguably the best team to ever play in Reno was the 2017-18 UConn Women’s Basketball. It was a homecoming for Gabby Williams, a native of the Sparks, a star of the Huskies. A record 7,815 fans flocked to Lawlor to see UConn win 88-57 as the Huskies built a 20-point lead in the first 6 minutes and 11 seconds of the game. Williams had 18 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists. UConn started the season 36-0 before losing to Notre Dame in the Final Four.

* Nevada-UNLV Football 1995: I tried to avoid repeating games for this list, but this Nevada-UNLV Fremont Cannon game in 1995 must have made the difference. It was the first time Jeff Horton returned to Reno after leaving Nevada to become the head coach of UNLV after the 1993 season, the so-called Red Defection. A record 33,391 fans showed up at Mackay, including a few fights and Chris Ault getting a helmet thrown at him. Final score: Nevada 55, UNLV 32.

* Edgewood holds the US Senior Open: Edgewood Tahoe hosts the annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament, and it would make the list if it wasn’t an annual thing. But in 1985 Edgewood hosted the US Senior Open with Miller Barber winning his third title at the event in four years. He finished 3 under, four strokes ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo. It was the sixth US Senior Open held and featured legends Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper, among others.

* Ben Hogan wins in Reno: In 1948, golfing legend Ben Hogan won his second Reno Open at Washoe County Golf Course, posting a course record 65 in his third round (he finished 19 under par). He also won the tournament the previous year. Hogan is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, so having an athlete of his caliber in Reno in the early part of the 20th century was rare. Hogan’s prize money for winning the 1948 Reno Open was $3,500, one of the highest numbers on the tour that year.

* Bizarre fight between Lewis and Akinwande: Lennox Lewis’ WBC heavyweight title belt defense against undefeated Henry Akinwande was scheduled for Atlantic City, but legal issues in New Jersey for promoter Don King led to a location change to Caesars Tahoe. at Stateline. Things got weirder from there as the 6ft 7in Akinwande kept grabbing the 6-5 Lewis. After several warnings and a 19 second hold from Akinwande in the fourth round, referee Mills Lane disqualified the contestant.

* Land speed record established: We’re going to take this one away from Reno/Tahoe and expand to Black Rock Desert for the final entry. In October 1997, Thrust SSC under RAF Wing Commander Andy Green set the world land speed record at 763.035 miles per hour, becoming the first car to break the sound barrier. This land speed record remains one of the benchmarks of technological development. And if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.

Columnist Chris Murray provides insight into northern Nevada sports. Contact him at crmurray@sbgtv.com or follow him on Twitter @ByChrisMurray.

Russia banned from more sporting events as sanctions increase

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GENEVA — More and more sports are following the International Olympic Committee’s call to ban Russian athletes from competing following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia was banned from participating in international competitions in ice skating, skiing, basketball and athletics on Tuesday, a day after being expelled from competitions in football and hockey – the team sport favorite of Vladimir Putin. The decisions follow the IOC’s request to international sports federations to exclude Russian athletes from the events they organise.

The International Skating Union, the body that governs the sport globally, said no athletes from Russia or Belarus “will be invited or permitted to participate” in any events until further notice.

Belarus has been a key Russian ally in its attack on Ukraine.

The World Figure Skating Championships are scheduled for later this month in Montpellier, France. The ISU decision means Olympic champion Anna Shcherbakova and her 15-year-old teammate Kamila Valieva, who was at the center of a still unresolved doping dispute at last month’s Winter Olympics, will be barred from competition .

The sports restrictions have drawn heavy criticism from Russia.

“Our country has always adhered to the principle that sport is beyond politics, but we are constantly drawn into politics, because they understand the importance of sport in the life of our Russian people,” said the vice -Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, who was removed from office. an honor from the IOC for organizing the 2014 Sochi Olympics, said Tuesday at a meeting of the Ministry of Sports.

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In Norway, Russian cross-country skiers – who won 11 medals at the Beijing Olympics – were returning home after being barred from competition by the International Ski Federation, known as FIS.

The decision came after a three-day standoff with Norwegian ski officials, who said they would refuse to let Russians and Belarusians race even if the governing body maintained its previous policy of allowing them to compete as than neutral athletes.

“First of all, I’m happy that FIS has made this decision,” said Norwegian Ski Federation president Erik Røste, who also sits on the governing body’s board. “So I have to be honest and say it took too long.”

The position of the FIS changed on Tuesday morning after its president, Johan Eliasch, took part in a conference call organized by the IOC with the governing bodies of Olympic sports.

In athletics, Russia has been suspended since 2015 for a doping violation but allowed to compete as “authorized neutral athletes”. On Tuesday, the sport moved to a blanket ban from Russia and Belarus.

The track’s governing body is led by Sebastian Coe. As an athlete, Coe defied calls for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics due to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and won a gold medal in the 1,500 meters.

“I have denounced the practice of politicians targeting athletes and sport to make political arguments while other sectors continue their activities,” Coe said. “It is different because governments, companies and other international organizations have imposed sanctions and measures against Russia in all sectors. Sport must step up and join these efforts to end this war and restore We cannot and must not let this one pass.

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Russia has also been suspended by the International Basketball Federation. This will affect Russia’s bid to qualify for next year’s Men’s World Cup. Russia had already canceled a qualifying game against the Netherlands last week. The Russian women’s team qualified for a World Cup spot in September.

The International Volleyball Federation said it had stripped Russia of hosting the men’s world championships in August and September and would seek another host country or countries.

“It would be impossible to prepare and organize the World Championships in Russia because of the war in Ukraine,” the FIVB board said.

Volleyball has also suspended Russian teams and clubs from international events, while rowing and badminton have decided to exclude Russian athletes from their competitions.

The sport of swimming, however, has so far chosen to ignore the IOC’s recommendation to ban Russians. The sport’s governing body, known as FINA, said on Tuesday it would allow swimmers from Russia and Belarus to participate “as neutrals, competing under the FINA flag and with the FINA anthem. “.

The FINA website still says Russia will host the World Short Course Championships in December.

The swimming body, however, said it had withdrawn a federation honor awarded to Putin in 2014.

Russian athletes have already arrived in China for the Paralympic Winter Games, which open on Friday. They are expected to compete as the RPC, short for Russian Paralympic Committee, after the IOC offered a possible exemption for events starting at short notice. The Ukrainian team is not yet in Beijing, but organizers said they expect the country’s athletes to arrive in time.

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it does not want the Russian team to compete in Beijing.

“As the world watches in horror as Russia brazenly attacks the innocent Ukrainian people and athletes, this is the only acceptable action to be taken until peace is restored,” the USOPC said in a statement.

The governing bodies of three Olympic sports – fencing, shooting and boxing – are headed by Russians. None have yet banned the country’s athletes from competing.

The billionaire president of the International Fencing Federation, Alisher Usmanov, said on Tuesday he would ‘suspend my duties…until justice is restored’ after being sanctioned by the European Union . The shots allowed the Russians and Belarusians to continue competing at an ongoing World Cup in Egypt, while boxing said it would discuss the matter ‘later this week’ at a meeting of the board of directors.

The invasion also led some sponsors and companies to cut ties. Adidas, the maker of Russian national soccer team shirts, said it was suspending its partnership with the federation with immediate effect.

BGS Sports Committee organizing three sports events

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The Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee (BGS) announced on Monday that it will organize three different sports events over two months starting March 5.

The Ganeshman Singh Foundation committee announced the organization of national fencing and boxing championships and a road race during a press conference in the capital.

According to Sanjeeb Tuladhar, the coordinator of the sports committee, the national fencing championship in both men’s and women’s categories will be held from March 5 to 7 at the indoor hall of Dasharath stadium. A total of six teams – Province 1, Bagmati, Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Province, excluding Police and APF, will compete in fencing. The treasurer of the Nepal Fencing Association, Anup Kapali, has been appointed as the fencing coordinator.

The road race will take place on April 30. Unlike in the past which only featured a 10km event, there will be an addition of 5km in this edition, both in the men’s and women’s sections. The race route is an open event and will start from Kingsway in Kathmandu. Former Head Athletics Coach Sushil Narshing Rana is the Technical Director and Rajan Khatri is the Road Race Director.

The Bir Ganeshman National Boxing Championships will be held from April 19-23 in Basantapur, Kathmandu. A total of 10 teams – one team from seven provinces and three departmental teams – will compete in boxing. The event will feature seven weight classes in the men’s section and five in the women’s class according to the standard Olympic weight division. However, the men’s event will not have a super heavyweight (91kg and above) division due to player crunches in the division.

Former Nepal Boxing Association president Rajiv Shrestha is the boxing coordinator and former head boxing coach Prachanda Sharma is the sport’s technical director.

According to the committee, the expected cost of organizing the three events is Rs9 million. Out of the total budget, 2.5 million rupees was allocated for fencing, 5 million rupees for boxing and 1.5 million rupees for road races.

All the action from the weekend’s sporting events – Bundaberg Now

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Young Guns Bundaberg Young Guns Ned Jenner and Dylan Heycox, who had the honor of playing in the Bulls Masters squad, are flanked by Bulls Masters greats Ben Laughlin and Jimmy Maher.

Rain decimated Bundaberg’s big sporting weekend, with the Bulls Masters posting 6-142 in their T20 cricket clash with Bundaberg at Salter Oval on Saturday night before the game was abandoned due to persistent downpours and extremely wet.

The North Coast Foods Western Suburbs Rugby League Nines at Jubilee Park was the only major sporting event that ended but the hosts Wests lost the Shield final to Hervey Bay Seagulls for the second consecutive year, their red side losing 14 -4.

Emerging Brisbane invitational player Michael Phillipson was the Bulls’ top scorer with 36, while Cameron Boyce reached 33 before retiring injured with a calf injury, and Bundaberg Young Gun Ned Jenner also did well succeeded with 13.

After the rain set in on the seventh over, conditions continued to deteriorate and bowlers were restricted to turning as they struggled to grab the wet ball and the pitch became increasingly slippery, and six bowlers claimed one wicket each.

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Sam Pearson sends in a delivery for Bundaberg in their showdown with the Bulls Masters at Salter Oval on Saturday night.

In a curtain raiser, the Bundaberg Masters chased the Under-16 Young Guns’ tough tally of 5-167 with five wickets in hand with fly-half David Boge leading forward with 52 after his son Oliver recorded the same score for the Young Guns, for whom fly-half Kori Pope scored a record 54.

Another father and son Anthony and Angus Rehbein also claimed two wickets for their respective sides.

In the Rugby League Nines, the five teams played each other in a round robin, before Wallaroos beat Wests Black in the knockout tie, then Roos progressed to the final Plate play-off for third place but is went down to the Easts Magpies.

In the deciding Shield game, the Seagulls took home the $3,000 winners check after the scores were locked together at 4 until one of Hervey Bay’s rising stars, Dylan Bennett, scored in the corner on the stroke of halftime.

Wests struggled to come back in the second nine-minute stanza, but the Seagulls defended vigorously before representative star Jerry Pati, who later won the Carnival Player’s Award, set Max Shorter up in an attempt to seal the result in the dying minute.

Dylan Bennett dives for a try for Hervey Bay Seagulls against Wests Red in the North Coast Foods Wests Rugby League Nines Shield Final at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The victory was a confidence boost for Hervey Bay, who started last season well and also finished strongly after a mid-year slump, before finally falling to Premiers Past Brothers 34-14 in the preliminary final of Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade Premiership after leading 14- 4 and watch the winners at half time.

Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s finals of the Burnett Cup and consolation plates at Bundaberg Golf Club have been postponed to this Saturday due to waterlogged greens.

The Coral Coast/Hervey Bay softball major and minor semi-finals in all divisions of Hervey Bay have also been canceled, with all minor premierships advancing directly to the grand final at the Brothers Sports Complex on Saturday 12and March, while the second and third teams from each will face off in the preliminary finals in Hervey Bay this Saturday.

Here are the scores:

BUNDABERG CRICKET

VISIT OF THE BULL MASTERS:

BUNDABERG MASTERS 5-167 (David Boge 52, Damian Black 31, Angus Rehbein 1-0-7-2) BUNDABERG U16 YOUNG GUNS 5-165 (Kori Pope 54, Oliver Boge 52, Patrick Marshman 27, Anthony Rehbein 1-0 -7-2, Lachlan Donovan 2-0-30-2).

MASTERS OF BULLS 6-142 (Michael Phillipson 36, injured retired Cameron Boyce 33, Ben Laughlin 25, Ned Jenner 13, Ryan Norton 1-0-5-1, Sam Pearson 1-0-10-1, Nathan Van Eekeren 3-0-13 -1, Ben Davey 3-0-15-1, Chris Duff 4-0-21-1, Mitch Waters 3-0-25-1).

FIRST JUNIOR FIRST

The final round of Bundaberg Rum City Foods Junior Premierships matches have been canceled due to rain. The endpoint tables were:

Junior Cricket 3-16: Waves 95.09, Brothers Pumas 88.43, YMCA/Norths Marauders 68.35, Maryborough 63.39, Hervey Bay Colts 49.80, Isis 47.75.

Junior Cricket 3-14’s: Waves 100.41, North Bundy Power 70.68, Hervey Bay Colts 64.55, Maryborough 60.05, Norths Choppers 53.02, Isis/Brothers Mustangs 45.37.

Junior Cricket 2: Norths SEI Strikers 97.85, Brothers 77.81, Norths Avengers 70.22, YMCA 68.06, Isis 47.27, Waves 30.23.

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International Olympic Committee urges sports world to cancel sporting events in Russia

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged all international sports federations to move or cancel their sporting events currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus.

They should take into account the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian and Belarusian governments and give top priority to the safety and security of athletes. The IOC itself has not scheduled any events in Russia or Belarus.

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated the IOC’s strong condemnation of the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian government and the Belarusian government through its support in this case. The Olympic Truce began seven days before the start of the Olympic Games on February 4 and ends seven days after the Paralympic Games close.

Furthermore, the IOC EB urges that no Russian or Belarusian national flags be displayed and that no Russian or Belarusian anthems be played at international sporting events that are not already part of the Agency’s respective sanctions. World Anti-Doping (WADA) for Russia.

At the same time, the IOC EB expressed its full support to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The IOC EB adds that it expresses its deep concern for the safety of members of the Olympic community in Ukraine and that it is in full solidarity. He noted that the IOC’s special task force is in contact with the country’s Olympic community to coordinate humanitarian aid where possible.

The IOC EB asked the Working Group to continue to closely monitor the situation and to keep the IOC EB informed and updated, also regarding potential amendments to the resolution.

Russia and Belarus banned from some sporting events after IOC urge

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Russian and Belarusian athletes are barred from some international sports competitions, including soccer and ice hockey, after the International Olympic Committee’s executive committee recommended bans to protect the integrity of events and the safety of other participants.

“The Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Championships and World Cups and many other sporting events bring together athletes from countries that are competing and sometimes even at war”, according to an IOC press release. “At the same time, the Olympic Movement is united in its sense of fairness not to punish athletes for the decisions of their government if they do not actively participate in them. We are committed to fair competitions for all without any discrimination.

“The current war in Ukraine, however, places the Olympic Movement in a dilemma. While Russian and Belarusian athletes could continue to participate in sporting events, many Ukrainian athletes are prevented from doing so due to the attack on their country.

The IOC has not said how long it recommends banning athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus.

FIFA and World Curling were the first international sports federations under the Olympic umbrella to act after the IOC’s announcement.

FIFA and UEFA have said Russian national and club teams are suspended from their football competitions until further notice. If the Olympic football qualifiers reflect those of the last cycle, the ban is expected to continue until the second half of this year for Russia to potentially be knocked out of the 2024 men’s or women’s Olympic qualifiers.

World Curling has announced that, barring objections from its member associations within the next three days, it will withdraw Russia from the upcoming world championships. The men’s, women’s and mixed doubles world championships are scheduled over the next two months. Belarus did not qualify for any of these events.

Later on Monday, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced that Russia and Belarus were banned from international competition until further notice, which could rule them out of the world championships.

World Rugby also suspended Russia and Belarus until further notice.

Russian athletes are already banned from competing under the Russian flag in major international competitions until December due to the country’s doping violations, but they have been able to compete as neutral athletes or under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee or of their national federations.

Last Friday, the IOC commission urged all international competitions scheduled in Russia or Belarus to be canceled or moved. Earlier in the day, the International Ski Federation announced that it would cancel or move until the end of March six stages of the World Cup which were to be held in Russia.

The IOC said on Friday that Russia, by invading Ukraine, and Belarus, whose government supported Russia, had violated the Olympic Truce, which calls for peace over a period from seven days before the Olympics to seven days after the Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games open on Friday and run until March 13.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has not announced a decision on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and plans to discuss the issue at a board meeting scheduled for Wednesday. A spokesperson said it was as soon as possible as the members traveled to Beijing this week.

“The IPC recognizes the statement made earlier by the IOC Executive Board and has maintained a close dialogue with the IOC regarding the violation of the Olympic truce,” an IPC spokesperson said on Monday.

The spokesman also said that none of the 20 Ukrainian athletes have yet arrived for the Paralympics, but they hope the team will arrive before Friday’s opening ceremony, although there are no flight from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. according to the Associated Press.

“It is a truly horrific situation, and we are very concerned about our National Paralympic Committee and the para-athletes of Ukraine,” the IPC President said. Andrew Parson said Thursday in a press release. “Our top priority at this time is the safety and well-being of the Ukrainian delegation, with whom we are in regular dialogue.”

The IOC and the IPC are separate organizations.

If upcoming competitions are unable to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials due to short notice or for legal reasons, the IOC Commission has urged organizers to only accept them as neutral participants without national symbols, colors, flags or anthems.

“Whenever, in very extreme circumstances, even this is not possible at short notice for organizational or legal reasons, the IOC EB leaves it up to the organization concerned to find its own way of effectively resolving the dilemma,” the statement said.

In this context, the IOC has fully supported the way the IPC decides on the participation of Russia and Belarus on short notice in the next Paralympic Winter Games.

On Sunday, many Ukrainian athletes written in an open letter to the presidents of the IOC and IPC calling on athletes from Russia and Belarus to be banned from international competitions, including the Paralympic Games which open on Friday.

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Frequent appearances in international sporting events, Chinese brands go global – International – Overseas Network

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Home » Health » Frequent appearances in international sporting events, Chinese brands go global – International – Overseas Network February 28, 2022

Abstract: With the rapid development of the Chinese economy and the acceleration of its participation in economic globalization, the international demand for Chinese brands is becoming stronger and stronger.

The German weekly website “Time” recently published an article that in recent months, Chinese symbols, marks and greetings have been seen almost everywhere in sports venues around the world, and the number may be more than ever. During the European Football Championship held last summer, a third of the 12 official sponsors of the tournament came from China. No country has financially supported this race of European nations as much as China. This is an evolution that has become clearer in recent years: the more popular and financially prosperous a sport, the more important the role that Chinese sponsors play in it.

Under the wave of economic globalization, more and more Chinese brands are going overseas and going global. In recent years, Chinese brands have frequently appeared in international sporting events, attracting wide attention at home and abroad.

“Sports Without Borders”. International sporting events are aimed at a global audience, with rapid broadcast, wide distribution and cost-effective advertising. Therefore, sports marketing has become a popular option for Chinese brands overseas. In addition to purchasing display boards for stands, Chinese brands also provide sponsorships such as clothing, venues and competition equipment. These products reflect the advantages of products made in China in all aspects, showing China’s level of economic development and national cultural confidence.

Chinese brands are keen to use international sporting events to “show their faces” abroad. The most fundamental reason is that with the rapid development of the Chinese economy and the acceleration of its participation in the process of economic globalization, the international demand for Chinese brands is becoming stronger and stronger. China is the second largest economy in the world and the production capacity of Chinese enterprises is constantly increasing. Chinese companies are eager to go overseas to find additional markets in the international market. In recent years, more and more powerful Chinese enterprises have gradually shifted from focusing on product sales to focusing on brand communication, and their brand influence has increased significantly. In addition, after the outbreak of the new corona pneumonia epidemic, domestic and foreign consumers have become more accustomed to online shopping, and the development of cross-border e-commerce platforms in China has also provided Chinese brands with opportunities for ‘to go abroad.

It should be noted that in the process of going overseas, Chinese brands are paying more and more attention to the export of brand culture and are committed to telling the stories of Chinese brands, so that consumers around the world can understand, recognize and support Chinese brands. The brand carries the consumer’s recognition of the company’s products and services. A good brand must need basic products and establish a good brand image. The quality and technology of Chinese products are in a trend of rapid development. At present, the acceptance of Chinese products abroad is increasingly high, and the influence of Chinese brands is gradually increasing. From daily necessities to high-tech products, Chinese brands have gradually entered the production and lives of people around the world. Chinese companies are also transforming from manufacturers to service providers and brands. With China’s development in high-tech, cross-border e-commerce and other fields, China’s manufacturing sector has gradually achieved productization, marketing and branding. This development path is beginning to be recognized and accepted by the international market.

At present, Chinese brands still have considerable space to expand overseas, but there are still obstacles in the way of overseas. First, there is a relative lack of international communication professionals in Chinese companies, and international communication skills are lacking, especially when encountering sensitive and controversial issues, a lack of experience in dealing with and insufficient “soft support” for brands to go overseas; second, because Chinese is widely used overseas. The usage rate of Chinese brands is relatively low, Chinese brands use Chinese characters, there are barriers in language communication, and it is difficult for non-Chinese foreign audiences to understand the connotation of the brand; third, the degree of internationalization of some product designs in China is low, affected by aesthetic differences at home and abroad, foreign users There may be gaps in the understanding of brand image.

In the future, Chinese brands are expected to make full use of their original advantages and continue to strengthen technological breakthroughs and brand image building, which can further enhance their overseas popularity and recognition under the following aspects. First, the excellent traditional Chinese culture created and maintained over thousands of years of history is the root and soul of the Chinese nation. Chinese brands should adhere to cultural self-confidence and take the promotion of Chinese culture on their own responsibility; second, use an easy-to-communicate international design language, reduce communication barriers, and reduce the difficulty of brand understanding by foreign consumers; third, learn effective international communication methods, combine the characteristics of local languages, adopt different means of communication; fourth, to respect cultural differences, understand the preferences of people in different countries, strengthen localized communication, accurately reach overseas target users, and facilitate exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations in the communication of Mark.

Expert interviewed: Zhang Xiang, Vice Dean of National Advertising Research Institute, Communication University of China

(Xu Ziwen interviewed and arranged)

Original title: Chinese brands use sporting events to enhance their international reputation (expert interpretation)

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Editor-in-Chief: Wu Zhengdan, Mao Li

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FG to recommend Sokoto State Stadium for international sporting events – Minister

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Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare said the Federal Government will recommend the modern sports arena in Sokoto State for international sporting events when completed.

Dare, who was led to the sports arena by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, said in an interview with reporters after inspecting the sports facility being constructed.

He described the stadium’s sports facilities as massive and impressive, and stressed that they met international standards.

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“What I’ve seen here is quite impressive. The models used here meet international standards. I’m pretty confident and I know what I’m saying.

“I have seen quite a few stadiums since I became a minister, but at the level of a state government, investing in such a sports complex is impressive.

“I saw the indoor gym or the multipurpose room. It is one of the biggest, if not the biggest. Even the one built by the federal government doesn’t have that size and capacity.

“I saw the multi-sport arrangements made in the multipurpose hall. The capacity of the stadium — 11,000 — is impressive. I’ve seen engineering and brick and water work being done here.

Dare said that with what he saw, the federal government could comfortably offer the stadium to be certified to host continental and international matches.

“With what we have seen here meeting international standards, the federal government will put this in place as one of the sports facilities that will be recommended for international events.

“We have a similar one in Edo and another in Lagos State. We are happy to have the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja back in operation and when you look at it we need a lot more for a country of our size, 220 million, for the reputation we have as a sporting nation.

“The number of sports facilities we have represents just under 20% of what we need.

“So when we have state governments, having that kind of investment is very important because the resources could have been used for something else.

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“This facility is going to be used for years. This will not only serve the people of Sokoto State, it will also serve the various generations of our youth who will come from this state and the nation,” the Minister said.

He praised the state governor for investing in the stadium, saying the investment was not only in the sport but also in the youth of Sokoto State, northern states and also the country .

Dare noted that 68% of those involved in sports in Nigeria are between the ages of 12 and 35.

“So when you invest in infrastructure like this, you are investing in the present and the future.”

The Minister expressed his belief that when completed, the facility would keep the youths busy, generate revenue for the state and promote the unity of the state and Nigeria.

“This is a project not just for Sokoto State, but a project that goes into the reckoning of the Federal Government of Nigeria to help and keep our youth busy.

“I also believe that through this facility we will have young athletes who will compete, represent Nigeria and be part of our team at the Commonwealth Games, African Games, Olympics and other international competitions,” said Dare.

In his brief remarks, Tambuwal assured that the Minister’s observations would be taken into account in the execution and cost of the project which was initially N3.5 billion.

Some of the facilities inspected by the minister include the 2,000-capacity indoor games room.

It should accommodate all indoor sports activities, such as lawn tennis, hockey, badminton, squash, among others, when completed.(NAN)

Russia deprived of major sporting events as Ukraine invasion escalates

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Russia has been stripped of major sporting events after its invasion of Ukraine intensified as St Petersburg lost the Champions League final while the Formula 1 Grand Prix will not be held in Sochi. The Russian-Ukrainian crisis escalated when Russian missiles pounded Kiev following a declaration of war by Russian Vladimir Putin this week.

European football’s governing body UEFA has decided to move the Champions League final – club football’s premier event – to the Stade de France in Paris after receiving backing from French President Emmanuel Macron.

The decision was greeted with regret by the Kremlin but welcomed by British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries.

“Russia must not be allowed to exploit sporting and cultural events on the world stage to legitimize its unprovoked, premeditated and unnecessary attack on a sovereign democratic state,” Dorries said.

Formula 1, motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, and the teams discussed the situation and came to the conclusion that it was “impossible to stage the Russian Grand Prix under the current circumstances”.

The race, which joined the calendar in 2014, was scheduled for September 25 at Sochi’s Olympic Park. On Thursday, former champion Sebastian Vettel and defending champion Max Verstappen said it was “wrong” to race in Russia.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged international sports federations to move or cancel sporting events currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) said it had canceled its May 20-22 Grand Slam event in Kazan, Russia, but in a brief statement IJF President Marius Vizer did not makes no reference to Russia or Ukraine.

“The International Judo Federation announces with regret the cancellation of the 2022 Grand Slam in Kazan, Russia,” said Vizer, who has long-standing ties to Putin, himself a judoka.

“We are saddened by the current international situation, the result of ineffective dialogue at the international level.”

Russian troops entered Ukraine through Belarus when the invasion began on Thursday. The IOC added that the flags of the two countries should not be displayed at sporting events.

Five World Cup ski events scheduled to take place in Russia this weekend and next month have been canceled or moved by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in the interests of the safety and integrity of the competition.

“Participants are already on site at the two World Cup events that were scheduled for this weekend and FIS is working closely with the stakeholders involved to ensure their speedy return home,” he said. .

The IOC urges all International Federations to move or cancel their sporting events currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus

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The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today reiterated the IOC’s strong condemnation of the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian government and the Belarusian government through its support in this case. The corresponding UN resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 2, 2021 by consensus of the 193 UN member states. The Olympic Truce began seven days before the start of the Olympic Games, on February 4, 2022, and ends seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games.

The IOC EB is today urging all international sports federations to move or cancel their sporting events currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus. They should take into account the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian and Belarusian governments and give top priority to the safety and security of athletes. The IOC itself has not planned any events in Russia or Belarus.

Furthermore, the IOC EB urges that no Russian or Belarusian national flags be displayed and that no Russian or Belarusian anthems be played at international sporting events that are not already part of the Agency’s respective sanctions. World Anti-Doping (WADA) for Russia.

At the same time, the IOC EB expresses its full support to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The IOC EB expresses its deep concern for the safety of members of the Olympic community in Ukraine and stands in full solidarity. He noted that the IOC’s special task force is in contact with the country’s Olympic community to coordinate humanitarian aid where possible.

The IOC EB asks the Working Group to continue to closely monitor the situation and to keep the IOC EB informed and updated, also regarding potential changes to today’s resolution.

Top games and sporting events this month: March 2022

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Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events in Houston in March 2022.

This month, the sporting action resumes across the city and you’ll get to see the end of the historic Cougars season, NBA superstars at Toyota Center, the return of the Dash to the court and, potentially , the return of the Houston Astros. at Minute Maid Park.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston calendar.

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Cargojet grounded again – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 23, 2022 8:42 PM

A CargoJet airliner (Photograph online)

An airline importer who sparked a wave of complaints this month over poor service has been served a formal complaint after another missed flight.

Based in Canada Cargojetwhich specializes in perishable food deliveries in Bermuda, has come under fire from florists in the run-up to Valentine’s Day after repeated last-minute flight cancellations left shelves almost empty of flowers before a day peak.

Problematic service, blamed on mechanical faults, has also led restaurants to run out of fresh seafood, according to the head of the Chamber of Commerce’s catering division.

Gary Saltus, of Flowers by GiMi in Hamilton, said he was missing out on thousands of dollars worth of orders after yesterday’s theft added insult to injury because Cargojet failed to notify customers of the Bermuda that his flight from New Jersey was again broken down.

“I have a large quantity of orders for tomorrow and my fridge is empty,” Mr. Saltus said. The Royal Gazette.

“They will have known by 8.30am that he wasn’t coming, but we got no emails, no phone calls, nothing.”

Mr Saltus said online flight tracking was the only way to know if flights were arriving.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, florists have lost three days of activity.

Mr Saltus said there have been further cancellations since.

He added: “I have orders for a big event at a hotel this weekend. Do I even know that this plane arrives tomorrow? No. Will they get it fixed? I have no idea.”

He said cards accompanying flower orders for birthdays had to be changed to “late” because customers would miss the day.

But he added that missed flights also meant missed deliveries of seafood and even perishable medical products.

His wife, Gita Blakeney, co-owner of the business, said the situation had become “untenable”.

“There were no major changes to address the situation with planes,” she said.

“We are now officially filing a complaint with Cargojet. We are also seeking legal advice.

“It’s not just about lost business. There is also a reputational risk.

“A company like ours, in business for 13 years, has a meticulously built reputation with our customers. They are important to me – they matter.

Karl Massam, a restaurant owner and head of the Chamber’s restaurant division, said issues with Cargojet had been a problem for “the past two weeks”.

“Obviously, usually our supplier calls and says they’re not able to place the order today. It’s happened before because of the weather.

“Lately it’s happened several times, which is a huge concern, but something completely out of our control.

“That’s another thing to add to the long list of things we have to deal with in the restaurant business.”

As Nissan Stadium makes its hockey debut, here are the sporting events it hosts

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Opening of the Nissan Stadium in 1999 as a multipurpose facility, and the venue has hosted many different sporting events over the years while also serving as the home of the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State football team.

Nashville SC has also used the stadium as their home for the past two years, but will move to a new location in May.

On Saturday, another event will take place at Nissan Stadium when the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lighting play in the NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game.

Here’s a look at some of the other events that took place at the 69,143-seater stadium, which was previously called Adelphia Coliseum and LP Field:

2021

• Grand Prix IndyCar Big Machine Music City

• TransPerfect Music City Bowl

• World Cup Qualifier – USA v Canada

• Friendly Football – Mexico vs. Panama

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

• the finish line of the Nashville St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

2019

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• Louisville vs. Western Kentucky (non-conference football game)

• CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final (USA v Jamaica)

• 2019 SheBelieves Cup (international women’s football tournament)

• the finish line of the Nashville St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

• 2019 NFL Draft*

2018

• Friendly football match: United States against Mexico

• the finish line of the Nashville St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2017

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• International Champions Cup – Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

• CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B

• the finish line of the Nashville St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2016

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• Friendly football match – Mexico vs. New Zealand

• SheBelieves Cup (international women’s football tournament)

• the finish line of the Nashville St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2015

• Football game between Bowling Green and Tennessee

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• Friendly football match: United States against Guatemala

• St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon finish line

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2014

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon finish line

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2013

• Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky Football

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• Friendly Football (Women) – USA v Scotland

• St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon finish line

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2012

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Group A

• St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon finish line

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2011

• College Colors Kickoff Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• Friendly Football Match – Paraguay v USA

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2010

• the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2009

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

• USA v Trinidad & Tobago – 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier – CONCACAF Fourth Round

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2008

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

• Canada v. Guatemala — 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Pre-Olympic Tournament Third Place Match

• 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Pre-Olympic Tournament Semi-Finals

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2007

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2006

• Football game between Louisville and MTSU

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone

• Friendly football match: Morocco against United States

• the finish line of the country music marathon

• Nashville Nationals / Goodguys Hot Rod Show

2005

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone

• the finish line of the country music marathon

2004

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone

• Friendly Football (Women) – USA vs. Canada

• the finish line of the country music marathon

2003

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone

• the finish line of the country music marathon

2002

• Football match between Tennessee and Wyoming

• Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

• the finish line of the country music marathon

2001

• Musical City Bowl

• the finish line of the country music marathon

2000

• Musical City Bowl

• the finish line of the country music marathon

1999

• Tennessee Titans inaugural season at the stadium

• Homepoint.com Music City Bol

• the finish line of the country music marathon

* Official site was Nissan Stadium, but activities were on Lower Broadway.

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South Carolina head football coach Shame Beamer, pointing, sits with his daughter, Olivia Beamer, left, and son, Hunter Beamer, right, as a fan shows off his t-shirt representing quarterback Spencer Rattler before an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Columbia, SC Kentucky won 86-76.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

South Carolina head football coach Shame Beamer, pointing, sits with his daughter, Olivia Beamer, left, and son, Hunter Beamer, right, as a fan shows off his t-shirt representing quarterback Spencer Rattler before an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Columbia, SC Kentucky won 86-76. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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Shane Beamer toured at sporting events in South Carolina.

The Gamecocks head football coach spent Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena watching the 13th straight SEC win for Dawn Staley’s No. 1 Gamecocks more then-No. 12 Tennessee in front of a sold-out crowd.

Beamer attended a USC men’s basketball game in January to catch Frank Martin’s team, and he showed up to a Gamecocks hockey game with his son earlier in February.

On Monday, Beamer opened her press conference by congratulating a successful weekend in Gamecocks athletics – women’s basketball, softball, baseball, women’s tennis, swimming and diving, men’s basketball and men’s tennis.

“Awesome weekend for Carolina athletics,” Beamer said. “(I’m) glad to be back in town here for a while and not having to travel to recruit. I’m really looking forward to getting out and watching more and more of these teams as we enter spring as well.

Beamer clearly had fun during his athletic stops at USC, bringing his kids to the stands and connecting with fans at games.

During Sunday’s women’s basketball game, Beamer met former Gamecocks football players Stephon Gilmore, Jaycee Horn and Deebo Samuel. Beamer also said he was proud to see SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on hand Sunday to watch over USC and Tennessee.

“Congratulations to Coach Staley and his team, what an awesome environment and an example for so many people to see of what this place is all about,” Beamer said. “The fan support we have here, it was great to be a part of that.”

Beamer led the 18,000 fans at Colonial Life Arena in chanting “Gamecocks” leading up to “Sandstorm” before Sunday’s women’s basketball game. Although he noted that being a fashionable man might not be in his immediate future, Beamer said he enjoyed the experience.

“It was a great experience for me,” Beamer said. “Really great and humbled to be able to go out there and be part of that atmosphere yesterday, and what a great win.”

Spring football training begins on March 15 with the annual Garnet and Black spring game to be held at night at the Williams-Brice stadium. The scrimmage will take place on April 16 at 7 p.m. and is scheduled for an SEC Network Plus stream.

Beamer teased that there will be plenty of high school rookies attending this year’s USC spring game, and he’s calling for the biggest ever turnout for the evening showcase.

“I know there is so much excitement – ​​and will continue to be – about the environment and the atmosphere,” Bemaer said. “We have to make this the highest-attended spring football game, the Garnet and Black game, in South Carolina football history because it’s going to be a great night for sure.”

Augusta Stone covers women’s basketball, football and other college sports from the South Carolina Gamecocks for The State. Winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award, Stone’s work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Charlotte Observer. Stone earned a journalism degree from the University of Georgia.

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The bill is however opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and its allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

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As a major dispute over the hijab has escalated in India, the lower house of the French parliament is set to pass a bill banning the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions.

The bill was sent to France’s National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

The bill, devoted to the “democratization of sport”, includes a clause, attached as an amendment by the upper house with a conservative majority, which prohibits the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

According to a Reuters report, the bill is opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and its allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

What is the law and where is France in terms of religious identities, let’s look at:

The amendment banning the hijab

The amendment to the bill is proposed by the right-wing group Les Républicains and opposed by the French government.

Macron’s centrist government was quick to denounce the amendment. With the majority the party and its allies hold in the lower house, it is likely the amendment would be dropped from the broader bill.

With the 2024 Summer Olympics already in sight, critics have argued how the legislation will affect games where participants will include conservative Muslim countries.

According to Reuters, Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at Olympic venues, locations or other areas”.

The French football federation already has a ban in place that forbids the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols”, even though FIFA lifted its own hijab ban in 2014.

The history of France with the hijab and the burqa

This is not the first time that French legislation has made global news.

In 2004, the hijab was part of the array of religious symbols banned from wearing in French public schools. The “headscarf law” also prohibited the wearing of Jewish yarmulkes and large Christian crosses at school.

In 2010, the country banned full-face veils like niqabs and burqas in public spaces, becoming the first European country to enforce a nationwide ban.

According to Indian Express, women who do not respect the law on the veil are liable to fines of up to 150 euros. Men who force their wives to wear a burqa could face a one-year prison sentence and a 30,000 euro fine.

If a minor is forced to wear the burqa, the fine is increased to 60,000 euros and the prison sentence to two years. This law also applies to tourists; in 2014, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the ban.

The latest vote comes a year after the lower house of the French parliament approved an ‘anti-separatism’ bill aimed at strengthening surveillance of mosques, schools and sports clubs in a bid to protect France from ‘radical Islamists’. ” and to promote “respect for French values”.

According to AlJazeera, critics have argued that the bill could harm the rights of France’s Muslim community of 5.7 million people.

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French bill banning the wearing of the hijab in sporting events is transferred to the National Assembly

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A bill that would ban the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions will be sent to France’s National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed. But it includes a clause, previously appended as an amendment by the conservative-majority upper house, stating that the wearing of “conspicuous religious symbols is prohibited”. » in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

This decision is however opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and his allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public has been a long-standing controversial issue in France, a staunchly secular country and home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

The identity and place of Islam in French society are burning issues ahead of the April presidential election, with two far-right candidates whose nationalist agendas challenge the compatibility of Islam. Islam with the values ​​of the Republic, winning nearly 35% of the voters’ votes.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab – the traditional hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women – have stoked protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after authorities there banned the garment in classrooms.

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment is likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

“Our enemy is radical Islamism, not Islam,” said Marlene Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, on Tuesday.

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it would affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries, if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at Olympic venues, locations or other areas”.

Read all the latest Assembly news, breaking news and live updates here.

The Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare Foundation organizes sports events and free sports training to promote the talent of Kharadi

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The Surendra Pathare Foundation organizes tournaments and other sporting events to promote the rich culture of sports among the people of Kharadi. The foundation organizes these events to develop the quality of teamwork among the people of Kharadi and give wings to the untapped talents of the society. The Surendra Pathare Foundation prepares these talents to bring laurels to Kharadi by participating in national and state tournaments.

Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare is a social worker who works with an ideology of improving society by improving their skills and mindset. Change is only possible when people’s way of life changes. To make this possible, the Surendra Pathare Foundation continuously reaches out to the untapped talents of the Kharadi by providing free sports training sessions to underprivileged people and organizing several sporting events for all sections of society. It is an attempt to bring harmony and brotherhood among the people of Kharadi. Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare believes that empowering sports is the best method to empower the people of Kharadi.

“Just as a king cannot defend a castle alone, one person cannot save the planet alone. One day we will be gone, but the changes we make today will remain; they will inspire those to come and continue to “where we have gone. Let’s make sure we leave them a legacy worth carrying”, through this statement, Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare is very committed to building something worthy for future generations, a legacy that they can carry proudly with their name.Therefore, Surendra Pathare Foundation presents itself and organizes several sporting events to motivate the participation of all the communities of the Kharadi.It believes that such events will enhance the mutual sense of teamwork among the residents and bridge the gap of various societal differences.Besides that, Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare himself is a good sportsman who understands the importance of sports in life. believes that sport is not only physical but also mental exercise.

During the pandemic, the Surendra Pathare Foundation hosted a free seven-day online fitness program called SPF FitBuddy. It was an initiative to keep everyone fit, even during lockdown when gyms were closed. The goal of this program was to inspire and guide people to live healthier lives. A total of 175 people joined the seminar and led healthy lives throughout the lockdown. SPF also sponsors free training programs for overflowing talents across the Kharadi on all conventional and unconventional sports. Under this initiative, Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare wishes to promote the untapped talents of the Kharadi who have never had the chance to hone their skills due to financial constraints. Training is provided for basketball, archery, football, skating and cricket. Thus, SPF prepares the future star athlete to win laurels. The SPF organized a sub-junior district archery championship in Kharadi in association with the Pune district archery association to give excellent visibility to the players of Kharadi. This championship saw the participation of five hundred players which generated the overflowing love and enthusiasm of the public for Archery. SPF also provided professional training and different types of expensive equipment to hone the skills of these over-the-top enthusiasts. The Surendra Pathare Foundation also hosted the first ever Day-Night Cricket Tournament for all Kharadi Societies. The 2021 SPF Championship lasted for forty days across 108 Kharadi communities. This tournament observed the participation of more than 1000 people, including men, women and children. Throughout this tournament organized by the Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare Foundation, people developed a strong bond of unity and shared similar goals. Thus, through sports activities, Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare wants to rekindle the spark of brotherhood and harmony among the inhabitants of Kharadi.

French bill banning hijab in sporting events moved to National Assembly

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PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A bill banning the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions will be sent to France’s National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed. But it includes a clause, previously annexed as an amendment by the upper house with a conservative majority, stipulating that the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

This decision is however opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and his allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

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The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public has been a long-standing controversial issue in France, a staunchly secular country and home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

The identity and place of Islam in French society are burning issues ahead of the April presidential election, with two far-right candidates whose nationalist agendas challenge the compatibility of Islam. Islam with the values ​​of the Republic, winning nearly 35% of the voters’ votes.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab – the traditional hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women – have stoked protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after authorities there banned the garment in classrooms. Read more

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment is likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

“Our enemy is radical Islamism, not Islam,” said Marlene Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, on Tuesday.

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it would affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries, if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at any Olympic venue, venue or other area”.

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French bill “Democratizing sport” transferred to the National Assembly | world news

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(This February 16 article corrects the title and paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 7 of the February 16 article to show that the hijab amendment was removed before returning to the Senate)

PARIS (Reuters) – A bill aimed at “democratizing sport” in France has passed the National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation.

Legislation includes how major sports federations are governed. It had included a clause, previously annexed as an amendment by the Tory-dominated upper house, stating that the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations, but this was deleted by the lower house.

The amendment had been opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and its allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

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The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public has been a long-standing controversial issue in France, a staunchly secular country and home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

The identity and place of Islam in French society are burning issues ahead of the April presidential election, with two far-right candidates whose nationalist agendas question the compatibility of Islam with values of the Republic, questioning about 30% of voters.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab – the traditional hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women – have stoked protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after authorities there banned the garment in classrooms.

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment was still likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

“Our enemy is radical Islamism, not Islam,” said Marlene Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, on Tuesday.

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it would affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries, if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at any Olympic venue, venue or other area”.

(Editing by Richard Lough)

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French bill banning hijab in sporting events moved to National Assembly | The mighty 790 KFGO

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By Elizabeth Pineau

PARIS (Reuters) – A bill banning the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions will be sent to France’s National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed. But it includes a clause, previously annexed as an amendment by the upper house with a conservative majority, stipulating that the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

This decision is however opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and his allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public has been a long-standing controversial issue in France, a staunchly secular country and home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

The identity and place of Islam in French society are burning issues ahead of the April presidential election, with two far-right candidates whose nationalist agendas challenge the compatibility of Islam. Islam with the values ​​of the Republic, winning nearly 35% of the voters’ votes.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab – the traditional hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women – have stoked protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after authorities there banned the garment in classrooms.

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment is likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

“Our enemy is radical Islamism, not Islam,” said Marlene Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, on Tuesday.

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it would affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries, if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at Olympic venues, locations or other areas”.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Richard Lough, Editing by Tassilo Hummel)

The bill banning the hijab in sporting events is presented to the French National Assembly

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The bill includes a clause stating that the wearing of “conspicuous religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

Supporters of the women’s football team ‘Les Hijabeuses’ play football outside Lille’s town hall as part of a protest as the Senate rejects the vote on a bill banning the hijab in sports of competition. (Reuters)

A bill that would ban the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions has been sent to the French National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation.

The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed.

But it includes a clause, previously annexed as an amendment by the conservative majority upper house, stipulating that the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

This decision is however opposed by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and his allies who have a majority in the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public is a long-standing subject of controversy in France, which is home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

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The hijab: A French obsession that should have expired during the pandemic

Far-right campaign against Muslims

The identity and place of Islam in France are burning questions ahead of the presidential election in April, with two far-right candidates whose platforms question the compatibility of Islam with the values ​​of the Republic, winning nearly 35% of the votes of the electors.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab –– the hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women –– have fueled protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after the right-wing government banned the garment in classrooms .

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment is likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

READ MORE: Women in France seek to end ‘humiliation’ against hijab in sport

Summer Olympics in 2024

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it will affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at any Olympic venue, venue or other area”.

READ MORE: France again targets the hijab while denying the existence of “Islamophobia”

Source: Reuters

ESPN Networks is gearing up for an unprecedented weekend of premier women’s sporting events – college basketball, softball, gymnastics and international soccer, February 17-20

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  • College GameDayfirst visit of South Carolina’s No. 1 women’s basketball team
  • Matchups of ranked teams in college basketball, gymnastics and softball
  • The United States Women’s National Soccer Team on ABC for the first time since 2003
  • Plus, the top 10 matchups in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey

ESPN Networks will feature an unprecedented lineup of top women’s sporting events this weekend, February 17-20, including a women’s college basketball-themed edition of College GameDay covered by State Farm pre-match traveling show. In total, ESPN and ABC will highlight matchups of ranked teams in three college sports – basketball, softball and gymnastics, while the top 10 teams will face off in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey, respectively, on ACC. Network and ESPN+. Additionally, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team will take center stage in the SheBelieves Cup with its first game on ABC television in 18 years. The main events of this weekend:

South Carolina’s #1 Hosts College GameDay before the game against No. 12 Tennessee on ABC:

ESPN College GameDay travels to Columbia, South Carolinathis Sunday, Feb. 20, for an exclusive college basketball pregame show ahead of South Carolina’s game against No. 13 Tennessee. GameDay will feature the host Elle Duncan with Rebecca Lobo, Caroline Peck, Holly Rowe and Andraya Carter providing pre-match analysis, interviews and reporting.

The live pregame show will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN inside Colonial Life Arena before head coach Dawn Staley leads the No. SEC Lady Flights at 1 p.m. on ABC.

A total of 16 women’s college basketball games featuring 11 ranked teams will air Saturday and Sunday on ESPN networks.

Primetime College Softball on ESPN — No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 4 Florida State:

ESPN and ESPN+ networks will show all 40 women’s college softball games Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 17-20, over this weekend 2022 St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational presented by Wilson. In its third year, the ESPN Events tournament features a field of 16 teams, including 12 top-25 ranked programs.

The most anticipated game in Clearwater is No. 3 UCLA against No. 4 Florida State, a clash of teams that qualified for the Women’s College World Series last season. Beth Mowin, Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough will call the Bruins against the Seminoles in the final game of the tournament, Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN (previously scheduled for ESPN2). Program.

Friday Night Heights returns to ESPN: No. 8 Alabama takes on No. 5 LSU in college gymnastics:

The biggest popular meeting of this weekend Friday Night Heights the collegiate gymnastics series moves from ESPNU to ESPN as the No. 8 Alabama takes on the No. 5 LSU in a double encounter with eternal powers of the SEC.

SEC Network will also feature a trio of ranked teams in a Friday night doubleheader – No. 2 Florida at No. 10 Kentucky (6 p.m.) and No. 7 Auburn at Georgia (7:30 p.m.)

Top 10 matchups in women’s lacrosse and ice hockey too:

ACC Network’s season-long women’s lacrosse schedule continues with No. 8 Maryland at No. 10 Virginia (Sunday, 5 p.m.), while the ESPN+ women’s ice hockey slate claims the rivalry Nutmeg State between No. 6 Yale and No. 9 Quinnipiac (Friday, 6 p.m.) — one of 10 games to be broadcast live this weekend.

First U.S. Women’s National Team game on ABC since 2003 – Sunday, 3 p.m. vs. New Zealand

ESPN will present the seventh annual SheBelieves Cup hosted by US Soccer, February 17-23. The four-team international women’s soccer tournament includes the United States, the Czech Republic, Iceland and New Zealand.

All three games for the US Women’s National Team will be shown on an ESPN network, highlighted by Sunday’s match against New Zealand when the four-time World Cup winners USWNT make their first appearance on ABC since September 2003. Sebastien Salazar and former world champion and Olympic champion Julie Foudy will call the 3 p.m. game from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

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French bill banning hijab at sporting events passes to Na…

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By Elizabeth Pineau

The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed. But he understands a clause, previously attached as an amendment by the conservative-dominated upper house, stipulatingng that the wearing of “ostentatious religious symbols is prohibited” in events and competitions organized by sports federations.

However, this approach is hampered by The centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron and his allies who have the majority in the the National Assembly, which has the final vote.

The place of religion and religious symbols worn in public has been a long-standing controversial issue in France, a staunchly secular country and home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority.

The identity and place of Islam in French society are burning issues ahead of the April presidential election, with two far-right candidates whose nationalist agendas challenge the compatibility of Islam. Islam with the values ​​of the Republic, winning nearly 35% of the voters’ votes.

Elsewhere, divisions over the hijab – the traditional hair and neck covering worn by Muslim women – have stoked protests in the Indian state of Karnataka after authorities there banned the garment in classrooms. Read the full story

The Macron government was quick to denounce the amendment. Given the majority held by his party and its allies in the lower house, the amendment is likely to be dropped from the broader bill.

“Our enemy is radical Islamism, not Islam,” said Marlene Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, on Tuesday.

France will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and critics of the legislation have questioned how it would affect the protocol at the Games, whose participants will include conservative Muslim countries, if passed.

Right-wing senator Stéphane Piednoir said the Olympic Charter provided for political and religious neutrality.

“We cannot compromise secularism and France cannot undermine the Olympic movement,” Piednoir told the upper house.

He said the bill was intended to allow “all women to participate in sports competitions without any differentiation, without any sign of discrimination, without any symbol related to the veil which we know is a political tool”.

The charter of the Olympics states that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted at Olympic venues, locations or other areas”.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Richard Lough, Editing by Tassilo Hummel)

5 sporting events to watch on your travels

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5 sporting events to watch on your travels

Are you a sports fanatic? Or maybe you think it’s high time to do it? Fret not, because we’ve rounded up five of the world’s most iconic sporting events that should be on your bucket list as a globetrotter. Each one is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour de France

Sports enthusiasts should seek to combine a visit to France with a world-renowned Tour de France experience. This multi-stage cycle race takes place over 21 stages, each stage lasting one day. The event celebrated its 108and Tour de France in 2021, considered by many to be the biggest annual sporting event in the world.

Some grueling stages unfold across the Alps and Pyrenees, before a romantic finale along the Champs-Elysées through the streets of Paris. So whether you’re planning to visit the French capital for the first time or you’re a mountain lover, it’s possible to catch at least one Tour de France stage at either end of the country.

Monaco F1 Grand Prix

The Monaco F1 Grand Prix is ​​one of the oldest and most iconic motorsport races on the planet. Created in 1929, this 78-lap race of the Circuit de Monaco winds through the streets of the Principality of Monaco – one of smallest countries in the world. It’s tight, with multiple drop-offs and tight corners, making it one of the toughest physical challenges for F1 drivers. There are plenty of ways to get a good vantage point of the action, with some even renting out their apartments with a view of the circuit on race day.

There is also plenty to see and do after the race. Its historic Casino de Monte-Carlo is the entertainment center of the region. It is the spiritual home of timeless casino games like European Roulette, which has become the most popular form of online roulette due to its smaller house edge. European roulette has only one green zero space on its wheel compared to American roulette, which has one green zero and one double green zero space – doubling your chances of losing if you don’t cover either number .

Grand National

The Grand National is rooted in British sporting culture. As the most watched obstacle horse race in the world, the Grand National captures the imagination of people who don’t even know anything about the sport. The race is held at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, run over 4 miles and 2½ furlongs, with 30 fences and obstacles along the way.

A visit to the Grand National could be linked with exploring Liverpool and the rest of North West England. There’s heaps of history in Liverpool, with its docklands and popular culture, including the city’s homage to the Beatles. Manchester is also close by, while the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales offer stunning scenery and walking opportunities for those who wish.

superbowl

For Americans, the Super Bowl is arguably the biggest occasion in the annual sports calendar. This is the championship game between the winners of the AFC and NFC Championship Games, with the NFL franchises battling it out for the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy. It’s the most-watched sporting event on the planet, with its half-time entertainment attracting some of the biggest the biggest stars too.

The location of each Super Bowl differs from year to year. If you’re relatively “green” in terms of visiting the United States, this shouldn’t matter to you, because wherever it is, you’ll likely find a city to explore. In 2022, Super Bowl LVI will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, giving you the opportunity to explore Los Angeles and the West Coast.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Very few tennis tournaments are held on grass courts, but Wimbledon is one of the few that thrives. Held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in South West London, Wimbledon is a great sporting event to experience when visiting the English capital.

There are 19 different courts where matches are played, with the iconic Center Court being the largest and most in demand for tickets. Court No 1 recently had a new roof installed to improve its appeal, while tickets to the outdoor courts allow you to catch multiple matches at a much cheaper price. A picnic experience on the popular “Henman Hill” or “Murray Mound” also offers a family atmosphere. And one of the most important questions this year is: Will Roger Federer Be there?

TigerMark bolsters its D&O capabilities – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 14, 2022 9:44 PM

Assurely of Bermuda, the insurance agency that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of insurtech company Assurely, has announced an expansion of the group’s TigerMark directors and officers insurance program in conjunction with Bermuda-based Relm Insurance Ltd.

The company said this new managing general agent relationship continues TigerMark’s momentum over the past few years and underscores Assurely’s commitment to providing protection to private companies raising capital through online platforms and portals. online via Reg A, Reg CF and Reg506 (c) offers.

Assurely said the relationship with Relm further illustrates a commitment to the market, doubling the capacity available through the TigerMark D&O insurance program and offering higher limits to companies raising capital.

Adding to TigerMark via Relm also provides more comprehensive and traditional D&O insurance coverage options to protect against exposure beyond fundraising.

The company said TigerMark’s expansion comes at a crucial time as global crowdfunding grew from $8.61 billion to $113.52 billion between 2020 and 2021, driving the need for higher limits. and the expanded appetite of businesses and projects.

Assurely’s relationship with Relm, combined with its previously announced relationship with Great American Insurance Group, speaks to the strong market support provided to TigerMark, the company said.

The additional capacity and expanded coverage of Relm Insurance Ltd enables Assurely to strengthen its stakeholder support and continuously support the crowdfunding industry’s contribution to the future economic growth of the country (USA).

Ty Sagalow, Chief Insurance Officer and Co-Founder of Assurely, said, “The crowdfunding industry is experiencing rapid growth which is generating an acute need for increased risk protection for start-ups and ventures.

“Growing through our agreement with Relm, TigerMark’s enhanced capability fully supports the risks these businesses face, making the industry and its stakeholders safer.

“At Assurely, we’re excited to provide the only D&O insurance that properly meets the needs of stakeholders within an industry that shapes how people invest and how businesses start.”

Joe Ziolkowski, CEO of Relm Insurance Ltd, said, “We are delighted to support the protection offered by TigerMark and to be part of the positive impact it is having on the crowdfunding industry.

“This program will allow companies to raise technology capital for the first time so they can grow and scale, unlocking huge opportunities and new business platforms. This aligns with Relm’s mission to energize emerging venture companies to implement their strategy and grow.

Ty Sagalow, Chief Insurance Officer and Co-Founder of Assurely

Joe Ziolkowski, CEO of Relm Insurance Ltd

Recent college sporting events reportedly injected nearly $95 million into the local economy – WSOC TV

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CHARLOTTE — Spending on hotel rooms, restaurant meals and other expenses related to events hosted or promoted by the Charlotte Sports Foundation added $52 million to the local economy last year, according to new figures compiled by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The estimated total impact reached $94.76 million when spin-off expenses are included.

The non-profit sports foundation recruits events to promote tourism and generate spending for visitors. Major events in 2021 included a college football game between top-ranked teams Clemson and Georgiathe annual ACC Football Championship and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

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All three games, plus a season opener between Appalachia State and Eastern Carolina, were played at Bank of America Stadium in downtown.

The sports foundation also provided local organizing assistance for the ACC Baseball Championship, a week-long event played at Truist Field. It was the first time Charlotte had hosted the ACC baseball tournament in 20 years — and the first for Truist Field, which opened in 2014.

Combined, the college football and baseball events drew 271,831 fans, filling 113,994 hotel room nights.

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Students will learn how to organize sporting events at Cardinals games in the fall ASU class

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February 14, 2022

Imagine being able to help run a major event like a professional soccer game, having the ability to configure the many components that help it run seamlessly, resulting in tens of thousands of happy and well-entertained fans.

Whether it’s popping popcorn or waving an orange flag in the stadium parking lot – every job matters and everyone has to start somewhere – and now students can earn class credit for that.

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This fall, Arizona State University students can earn event management credits for ringing all those hot dogs and soft drinks for hungry football fans during Arizona Cardinals games while hanging out. briefing team officials and vendors on event operations.

There’s also pay and an opportunity to work other events at State Farm Stadium, such as concerts, bowling games and Super Bowl 57 in February 2023.

Interested students do not have to be majoring in tourism or parks and recreation.

Those who enroll in a three-credit ASU course next fall called PRM 494/487 will meet for each course at Glendale Stadium, Ariz., home of the Cardinals, said Erin Schneiderman, class instructor and assistant professor of clinic at School of Community Resources and Development.

Fall registration begins February 24.

The idea has its roots in a program the Cardinals launched in the fall of 2021, in which students worked in key stadium operations areas, such as food services and parking areas during games. , Schneiderman said.

Cardinals Human Resources Director Shaun Mayo promoted the experience to students at the ASU Sports Business Association and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutionsmany of whom were employed at the games, Schneiderman said.

Schneiderman asked Mayo if for next season, the Student Experience could become a credit course offered from August to December 2022, and also include the ability to work Dec. 31, 2022, Fiesta Bowl, as well as Super Bowl 57. on February 12, 2023, both scheduled for State Farm Stadium.

The cardinals said yes.

In addition to the games, students will also work at nearby Heritage at Sportsman’s Park. Located on the Great Lawn adjacent to the venue, Heritage is a full-service hospitality area that will not only operate on event days, but also throughout the year.

Schneiderman said participating students will be briefed in detail at the start of the semester on what is expected of them.

“We will have an orientation on the first day of school, so students know what they are getting into before they drop/add,” she said.

“The second orientation will be a Cardinals orientation, when team officials talk about what’s important to them and ensure students have all the relevant information needed to be successful,” Schneiderman said.

In addition to gaining experience and becoming familiar with the various areas of event management, students will interact with key industry professionals and decision makers.

Overall, however, Schneiderman said, “It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that won’t be heavy-handed. The classroom is the stage.

Mayo said he hired students because, like many other businesses, the Cardinals faced staffing shortages and needed to fill the many positions that keep the stadium buzzing on game days.

“So we started thinking creatively about something that was mutually beneficial, developing the students and meeting the needs of the business,” Mayo said. “We looked at the assets we have that few organizations could offer students. This is how he was born. We wanted to help students develop in their careers and meet the staffing needs of the stadium.

The new class is a continuation of that mutually beneficial relationship, Mayo said.

“The goal for me is to give them access to the different departments, behind the scenes,” he said. “Most people see us as the players and the coaches on the pitch, but there are so many other people who make the game successful.”

Schneiderman said she hopes to put in place similar arrangements with other event locations. Already, his students have gained experience at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and NASCAR racing at Phoenix Raceway.

covid 19: Mu expected to resume sporting events from tomorrow | Mangaluru News

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Mangaluru: As the region sees a drop in Covid-19 cases, including in educational institutions, Mangalore University (MU) has planned to resume sporting fixtures from Monday.
According to MU officials, activities have been halted for nearly a month as the region experiences a third wave of Covid-19 and a surge in positive cases. He now plans to go ahead with the rest of the sporting fixtures.
“The current situation is favorable, with a decrease in Covid-19 cases. According to the plan, we were to resume from February 10. However, it had to be postponed to Monday, due to the closure of educational institutions due to the row of hijab and saffron shawl. There is uncertainty about whether institutions should remain closed or not. If there is a positive sign, we will continue with our planned events from Monday,” said Gerald Santhosh D’Souza, Director of Physical Education.
Gerald said an inter-collegiate badminton ball tournament will start from Monday, if things return to normal. It will be followed by many other inter-collegiate events.
The next major event is an intercollegiate cross-country race to be held at Alva’s College in Moodbidri. It is scheduled to start March 10. “We also plan to participate in intercollegiate events hosted by other universities across the state and country,” he added.
The sporting events started in December last year, and had to be stopped a month later, due to the third wave of Covid-19. MU was able to organize major events like the 81st Indian Athletics Championship for Men 2022 and the South Zone Women’s Varsity Hockey, which was held in Kodagu. Although the events were temporarily halted, there were no restrictions for practice on the college grounds.
Athletes have said the cancellation of events will affect their careers. “Due to the pandemic, we have only attended a few events, and the cancellation of sports or athletic meetings will deprive us of shaping our careers,” said an aspiring sportsman from a private college.

MU expected to resume sporting events from Monday | Mangaluru News

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Mangaluru: As the region sees a drop in Covid-19 cases, including in educational institutions, Mangalore University (MU) has planned to resume sporting fixtures from Monday.
According to MU officials, activities have been halted for nearly a month as the region experiences a third wave of Covid-19 and a surge in positive cases. He now plans to go ahead with the rest of the sporting fixtures.
“The current situation is favorable, with a decrease in Covid-19 cases. According to the plan, we were to resume from February 10. However, it had to be postponed to Monday, due to the closure of educational institutions due to the row of hijab and saffron shawl. There is uncertainty about whether institutions should remain closed or not. If there is a positive sign, we will continue with our planned events from Monday,” said Gerald Santhosh D’Souza, Director of Physical Education.
Gerald said an inter-collegiate badminton ball tournament will start from Monday, if things return to normal. It will be followed by many other inter-collegiate events. The next major event is an intercollegiate cross-country race to be held at Alva’s College in Moodbidri. It is scheduled to start March 10. “We also plan to participate in intercollegiate events hosted by other universities across the state and country,” he added.
The sporting events started in December last year, and had to be stopped a month later, due to the third wave of Covid-19. MU was able to organize major events like the 81st Indian Athletics Championship for Men 2022 and the South Zone Women’s Varsity Hockey, which was held in Kodagu. Although the events were temporarily halted, there were no restrictions for practice on the college grounds.
Athletes have said the cancellation of events will affect their careers. “Due to the pandemic, we have only attended a few events, and the cancellation of sports or athletic meetings will deprive us of shaping our careers,” said an aspiring sportsman from a private college.

The march of inflation continues – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 11, 2022 5:38 PM

The government said on Friday that inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, rose by 2.5% in the twelve months to October.

A cabinet ministry statement said that in October 2021 consumers paid 2.5% more than in October 2020 for a basket of goods and services.

The statement continued: “At a glance, on average, the food sector grew 0.2% in October. The main products contributing to the increase were imported lettuce (+6.0%), green peppers (+4.3%) and eggs (+3.1%).

The transportation and foreign travel sector continued to be the main contributor to the 12-month rise in the CPI (+13.9%).

On average, annual increases were reported in the cost of hotel rooms abroad (+35.4%) and air fares (+28.6%). Premium and flex fuel prices increased by 16.5% and 15.3%, respectively.

The education, recreation, entertainment and reading (+2.1%) and health and personal care (+1.7%) sectors also had an impact on the annual inflation rate .

Between September 2021 and October 2021, the average cost of goods and services increased by 0.6%.

Other areas of note in the October 2021 CPI can be found in the attachment or the online report at https://www.gov.bm/bermuda-business-statistics

Every month, the government measures the annual inflation rate and the monthly inflation rate.

Year-over-year changes reflect changes from the same month last year. Monthly changes reflect month-to-month changes.

In October 2021, consumers paid 2.5% more than in October 2020 for a basket of goods and services (Photograph by Mario Proenca/Bloomberg)

UGA to allow alcohol in more sporting events – WSB-TV Channel 2

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UGA will allow fans to purchase alcohol at more sporting events.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association is expanding its liquor sales pilot program to baseball and softball.

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The school first launched liquor sales at Stegeman Coliseum for men’s and women’s basketball games.

The school’s athletic association said the pilot program was put in place to help improve the fan experience by expanding options at Stegman Coliseum’s concession stands.

UGA says it will follow the Southeastern Conference Alcohol Policy.

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Georgia Athletics says they will also strictly follow their alcohol liability guidelines and fan management protocols.

The guidelines include:

  • Alcoholic beverages are only available to fans aged 21 and over.
  • Each transaction requires a valid government-issued ID.
  • Identity checks are mandatory at all points of sale.
  • Limit of two drinks per transaction, per person.
  • Sales begin as soon as the doors open. Doors open 1 hour prior to the advertised start time for each home baseball and softball game.
  • Sales end at designated times as determined by the SEC’s Gaming Management Policy on Alcohol Sales. These times are the end of the start of the 7th inning for baseball and the end of the start of the 5th for softball.
  • Fans are not allowed to leave the premises with alcoholic beverages.
  • All drinks will be served in cups.
  • Aramark, the official concession partner of UGAAA, will manage all operations related to the sale of alcohol at events.
  • Aramark employees will undergo extensive training through an internal training program. All employees must be certified in an accredited alcohol service program (TEAM or TIPS).
  • Each event will have an alcohol compliance supervisor (Aramark standard) on site.

Georgia was the 11th school in the Southeastern Conference to allow the sale of alcohol at sports venues.

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Resto Weeks extended – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 10, 2022 11:59 PM

Shannon Simons, Chef and Owner of Thyme Restaurant. (Photograph provided)

Restaurant Weeks 2022 will be extended until the end of February with the aim of boosting restaurant activity.

The annual event was due to end tomorrow, but the Bermuda Tourism Authority said the promotion will run until February 28 following the government’s decision to relax SafeKey requirements for restaurants.

Charles Jeffers II, CEO of BTA, said: “The easing of restaurant entry restrictions is great news for tourism. The restaurant sector is a key part of our tourism product, and it will give the industry a much-needed boost to reinvigorate the recovery for 2022.

“We will continue to market island experiences such as food weeks and invite visitors and locals to explore inventive Bermuda-themed menus and enjoy the island’s famous hospitality.”

A BTA spokeswoman added that of the 40 restaurants that have registered to participate in this year’s event, 35 have agreed to continue offering special fixed price menus until the end of the month.

Shannon Simons, owner and executive chef of Thyme in Paget, said: “Restaurant Weeks has been a blessing to our business this winter.

“Our bookings have surged and we have seen full weekends. Our regulars and new customers have loved the Bermuda-inspired specials.

“So the news that the SafeKey requirement has been lifted at the same time Restaurant Week is extended is great news for the Thyme team and our customers.”

Thyme Restaurant has added a special wine tasting option to the restaurant’s Weeks menu for Valentine’s Day weekend.

The BTA also asked the public to share their Restaurant Week experience on social media with the hashtag #BermudaRW.

A list of participating restaurants and menu details are available on the BTA website.

Bermuda industry veteran honored – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 11, 2022 09:20

The Argus Group has launched a scholarship on behalf of Bermuda veteran insurance executive Sheila Nicoll, who retired as Argus Board Chair last year after 10 years in the role .

Ms. Nicoll served on the Board for a total of 15 years after a long career in various roles in the international insurance industry in Bermuda, including as a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee, a statutory board under Insurance Act 1978.

After studying at Oxford, she enjoyed a career spanning 40 years, including running five different companies and serving on the board of ten.

“The Sheila Nicoll Award was created to honor the outstanding contribution Sheila has made to Argus,” said Group CEO Alison Hill.

“She has been with us through times of great success as well as great challenges. His wisdom and guidance are, in good measure, responsible for the current financial and operational strength of the company, as well as the opportunities for growth and development that are available to us.

“This award is valued at $15,000 per year for up to three years. It will support the studies of a Bermudian, or a holder of a certificate of permanent residence, who enters an accredited institution in the academic year 2022-2023 to pursue undergraduate studies in insurance, management risk management or a related field of study.

“In the meantime, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to not only honor Sheila’s legacy, but also demonstrate our enduring commitment to the Bermuda community and its future by investing in the careers of the island’s youth. .”

Ms. Nicoll’s four decades of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry have taken her to work in Bermuda, London and New York.

She holds a Master of Arts in Chemistry from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance in the UK.

Argus invites applications from undergraduate students studying Actuarial Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Mathematics, Pure Science, Biology, Chemistry, Technology information, engineering and environmental sciences.

Argus said the student must be academically exceptional and demonstrate financial need.

The $15,000 per year award is given annually for three years, and the successful candidate will also be offered vacation employment opportunities with Argus during school vacations.

Ms Hill said: “The Sheila Nicoll Argus Award honors and recognizes the outstanding contribution Sheila has made to the Argus Group. We are grateful for his enduring commitment to the company and to Bermuda. It is a fitting way to show our appreciation and we are delighted to present this award to a deserving student.

The scholarship application form is available at argus.bm/ourfutureisyou or on the Bermuda Scholarship Website

The deadline for submission is April 29, 2022.

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Sports Minister of Tatarstan on sports events in Kazan in 2022 — RealnoeVremya.com

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Vladimir Leonov explained why the Kazan Olympics can only be talks at the moment

The Ministry of Sports of Tatarstan has announced the main sports competitions that the republic will host this year. An unprecedented number of different water tournaments await Kazan. The republic’s Sports Minister Vladimir Leonov said that if the long-awaited volleyball world championship will take place, whether the city will bid for the Olympics in 2036 during a briefing at the Government House. Read more about this in Realnoe Vremya’s report.

New aquatic program

Sports Minister Vladimir Leonov began his speech by congratulating Olympians from Tatarstan who had recently won medals: Victor Wild who won bronze in parallel giant slalom and Leninogorsk-born Danil Sadreyev who won silver in jumping on skis. “He is the youngest competitor. More competitions are coming, hopefully they will bring us medals,” noted the head of the Ministry of Sports.

After that, he is expected to move on to discussing his favorite water sports. Vladimir Leonov himself enjoys spending time in the pool, while work with FINA has become Tatarstan’s main area in the global expansion of the sport.

Photo: olympic.ru

“You know that we have been working with different international sports federations since 2015 and even earlier. FINA is one of them. This year there will be a lot of aquatic events, different interesting formats. The management has changed there (Editor’s note: Al-Musallam from Kuwait has replaced the Uruguayan Julio Maglione, 85). This is why this year FINA is trying out new event formats and then combining them. A FINA Artistic Swimming World Series stop and the FINA Diving World Series stop will take place at the Aquatic Palace at the same time in April.

“For us, the opportunity to organize two world stages at the same time is a good opportunity to test ourselves before the 2024 European Championships and the FINA World Championship, which will take place again in Kazan in 2025. We have the best water site in the country, and it’s an interesting experience for us,” Leonov reminded us.

Later, the sports minister of the republic reminded the public that the Junior World Championship will be held at the Aquatic Palace in 2022. While the Short Course World Championships will become the crowning glory of the annual program. This competition will become the first international tournament after the lifting of our country’s “anti-doping ban” in December.

“It’s a very serious tournament, all juniors, that is to say, the future of world swimming will come here in Kazan. These guys will come to us for the world championship in three years. They will understand firsthand what Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia is. I mean this is a tournament for the future. So, in the end, we will organize four and maybe five events in Kazan within the framework of the cooperation with FINA. It’s unheard of!” Vladimir Leonov concluded.

Photo: Rinat Nazmetdinov

2036 Olympics and Kazan: still nothing specific

We will say in advance that today’s burning issue probably came up at the briefing as well – the bid for the 2036 Summer Olympics in Kazan. However, as we know, the Russian Olympic Committee is not in an ideal situation: our country is still seeing sanctions imposed by the IOC, while the national team is now competing in Beijing without its flag and its anthem under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee. .

The Kazan Olympics are therefore only talks, the republic’s sports minister reminded us. In fact, the journalists did not receive any precise information on this subject. This was just the next “pact of intentions”.

“We talked about this a long time ago: today Kazan is a very famous place on the sports map. We have particularly shone in the past 10 years. This is why we look to the future. Today I already said that we work with many federations, they trust us. But we would like to host the Olympic Games more. We know that the Olympic Games are scheduled in advance, so there is a desire to host the Youth Olympic Games: we are ready for that, there are infrastructures. We discussed it with the Olympic Committee and the Russian Minister of Sports, Oleg Matytsin, made a series of statements. Unfortunately, today our country is where it is. We have certain restrictions to submit applications until the end of the year, that’s why now we can just talk,” Tatarstan’s sports minister replied.

He also stressed the need to agree with the federal center on such a serious issue as funding.

“We have a great desire, of course. But in any case it should not be only our desire. There must be an opinion at all levels as government guarantees are needed when applying for such competitions. Therefore, if they believe us and trust us, we will fight. Anyway, there will be a big competition, we are not alone. But this issue will be discussed earlier next year.

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin. Photo: tatarstan.ru

International judo returns to Kazan, while Uram will be fully utilized

It turned out that one of the Judo Grand Slam stages will move from Paris to Kazan in the next few years. By the way, Tatarstan judoka Niyaz Bilalov won bronze medals five years ago. The reason for the cancellation of the competition in France is prosaic: the pandemic and epidemiological situation in the country.

“Due to the epidemiological situation, this tournament in Paris was canceled, and they had to move it somewhere. As we have good relations with the international federation – we hosted the Universiade and then several tournaments (Editor’s note: Kazan has hosted the European Championships at Tatneft Arena in May 2016), they offered us to host this tournament. We signed a three-year contract, and now we will host this competition at Tatneft Arena,” said Leonov and noted that after the Grand Slam, Kazan could apply for a world championship.

The Sports Minister also mentioned the upcoming City Games that Kazan has hosted in the past two years. The competition is not yet international, it is Russian. Kazan is just going to apply for world-class tournaments. Prizes in “youth” sports are usually awarded in such competitions – 3×3 basketball, training, BMX freestyle, roller sports, skateboarding and breakdancing.

Leonov promised that surprises would be prepared for the competitors during the 3rd Games.

“You know how popular Uram is, especially during high season. But now we also opened the inner room. Therefore, we want to fill this place with Russian and international competitions. We are just in talks about international tournaments. But to cement and accumulate experience, we agreed to host these competitions. We understand that this place should be used as much as possible.

Kazan renews the volleyball center

The 2022 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship will become another major international competition in which Kazan is involved. Much has been said if Russia would have this tournament after the ban. However, the International Volleyball Federation insisted and on September 10, Russian cities will host the World Championship among the best teams in the world.

“You know how people love volleyball here: it’s one of the most popular sports in the republic today. We have renowned teams, both male and female. Volleyball develops from the perspective of young players. Yekaterina Gamova school works, there is a school league, students play volleyball. Today, volleyball is one of the leading sports of our republic. And of course, we are happy that our city has been entrusted with the organization of such a tournament with 10 cities. We will host six matches, more, not from the first stage but from the second stage, the teams that qualify will come, and it will be one of the best national teams.

In addition, the sports minister of the republic mentioned the work carried out at the volleyball center where the world championship matches will be held.

“We have updated the volleyball center. We fixed it, increased the seating capacity, placed extra screens, repaired the space under the stands… It may seem like a new place, but it opened 10 years ago. We breathe new life and renovated it.

The 2022 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship will become another major international competition in which Kazan participates. Photo: Rinat Nazmetdinov

What else will take place in Tatarstan this year?

  • Apart from major competitions, Tatarstan is preparing to host the FISU Rugby Sevens University World Cup. Kazan is against the establishment of work with FISU, he has been in close contact since the Universiade. The matches will take place in Tulpar. 8 men’s and 8 women’s national teams will play here.
  • The Yeltsin Cup ITF junior tennis tournament will be held again.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship of Russia.
  • Two Russian Synchronized Swimming Championships will be held at the Aquatic Palace in April. A qualification for the World Championship will also take place there.
  • Russian Shooting Championship.
  • Russian Athletics Championship.
  • Kuresh World Championship in the village of Menger.
  • Russian athletics tournament in Kazan.
  • Russian Triathlon Championship in Almetievsk.
  • Russian rowing and canoeing tournament.

Erik Dobrolyubov


BizCamp open for registration – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: February 09, 2022 6:48 PM

Portia McGhie presenting her business plan at a previous BizCamp (Photograph provided)

Next week, business-savvy teens will get a free crash course in entrepreneurship.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, in collaboration with the Economic Development Department, will provide mini BizCamp from February 14 to 19. This will be a combination of in-person workshops held in the mornings at the Impact Academy and online video lectures conducted during participants’ free time.

Joe Mahoney, executive director of YEI, said the goal is to inspire young people to become business savvy and understand economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

“Participants receive a business plan template,” he said. “After learning the concepts, they complete the plan with information for their own business.”

The camp will help students brainstorm a business idea; they don’t have to come up with one.

“We ask them what their hobbies are,” Mahoney said. “We ask them what their passions are. What do they have skills? We try to get an assessment of their interests and follow that path.

He said it’s a short window of time, but many students who are shy to start get up and present their business plan at the end of the week.

“Some of those who are more energetic are really getting into what their stuff might be,” he said.

Mr. Mahoney has been involved with the program in Bermuda for two decades. During this period, he saw more than 1,000 students pass through it.

“There are a lot of them in business now, or working in banks,” he said. “It gives them a good idea of ​​what to expect.”

The camp will feature the National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Education’s award-winning curriculum modified for BizCamp’s format as well as interactive activities for each participant to present a business plan at the end of the session.

Participants will learn opportunity recognition, cost of goods, pricing, industry analysis, target customers, marketing, and many other aspects of running a business.

All participants who complete a business plan will receive certificates, and some may be eligible to enter the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s Youth Rocket Pitch competition in October. They will have the chance to win prizes and venture capital funds up to $2,500 to further their entrepreneurial journey.

“It’s a great opportunity to see what the future of Bermudian entrepreneurship looks like,” said BEDC’s Jamillah Lodge.

BEDC Director Ray Jones said entrepreneurship is a crucial pillar of Bermuda’s economy.

“Nurturing the entrepreneurial aspirations of Bermuda’s youth, the island will continue to be in good hands with business start-ups, job creation and growing self-sufficiency and sustainability,” Mr Jones said. .

“EDD is thrilled to continue supporting BizCamps as it has over the years, and we look forward to seeing what great ideas Bermuda students come up with at the end of the week.”

BizCamp is free and open to students aged 13-18.

Registration is open now through Saturday. Electronic applications are available at www.yei.bm, or by sending an e-mail to BizCamp@yei.bm.

The death of Libor – The Royal Gazette

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Creation: 08 Feb. 2022 07:57

More than a month into the new year, financial institutions in Bermuda are still considering what to do to replace Libor, a major component set to be phased out of use in rate setting at the end of 2021. ‘interest.

The Bermuda Bankers Association said individual banks will implement the new benchmark rate through confidential consultations with the Bermuda Monetary Authority as part of the BMA’s prudential oversight process.

Association CEO Thomas J. O’Rourke said, “Our main challenge as an industry will be educating borrowers on benchmark rate changes and their impact on the pricing of their loan facility. respectively.

“When I see constructive industry advice from official sources like the Federal Reserve, I will post it on our website and social media.”

For more than four decades until the end of the year, the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) was the benchmark used by banks to set the interest rates they charged on financial products such as loans adjustable rates, mortgages and corporate debt.

Mr O’Rourke said the phasing out of Libor is an issue they have been following through the BBA’s risk sub-committee.

He said: “While final replacement decisions rest with individual banks and the final elimination of US dollar Libor is not until June 2023, we find that the Federal Reserve Bank – Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR) is currently the main replacement rate for the United States.

“As the majority of the Bermuda banking sector’s foreign exchange assets are in US dollars, banks will be seeking regulatory guidance on the transition to SOFR as they move towards the final break from US dollar Libor.”

The Libor was used in a wide range of financial products in all major currencies.

But his days were numbered after he featured prominently in a series of banking scandals dating back to the 2007/2008 financial crisis.

Regulators and public and private sector working groups in several jurisdictions were considering how to support a transition to alternative tariffs and develop new products that reference them.

HSBC Bank Bermuda warned customers on its website: “The reforms may impact the HSBC products and services you currently use and those we may provide in the future.”

The bank also stresses that its website messaging reflects HSBC’s understanding of the reforms from January 2022 and that customers should contact their professional advisers about the possible implications of the changes, such as financial, legal, accounting or tax consequences. .

Butterfield Bank’s web notification says it was using the 2021 transition period to engage with customers, who have credit or loan agreements that incorporate adjustable interest rates and the benchmark Libor as a benchmark.

The bank stopped issuing credit agreements that use Libor as the sole benchmark interest rate and switched customers to other benchmark rates. But he acknowledged that it was an evolutionary process.

The way the Libor was determined is part of the reason for his disgrace.

Eighteen global banks around the world were each allowed to determine their expected rate payable to a competitor to borrow from them in the interbank lending market in London – not what the rate was, but what each bank said it believed the other bank would charge them.

Suitably handicapped, the average would only be determined after the four highest numbers and the four lowest numbers were discarded.

But individual banks could display any number. This led to scandals and allegations of rate manipulation.

Financial problems in 2008 were said to have been indirectly linked, and later a 2012 Libor investigation revealed widespread manipulation and collusion.

Thomas J. O’Rourke: CEO, Bermuda Bankers Association (file photo)

Sporting events on air on Sunday, February 6 | Sports News

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CAR RACE

3 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Clash at the Coliseum, heats and qualifying (WGHP)

6 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Clash at the Coliseum (WGHP)

BOWLING

5 p.m.: PBA, US Open (FS1)

COLLEGES

Noon: Miami, North Carolina (ACC)

Noon: Louisville to Syracuse (Bally Sports South)

Noon: Tennessee at Connecticut (WGHP)

Noon: Texas A&M in Kentucky (ESPN2)

Noon: Tulane to South Florida (ESPNU)

Noon: East Carolina at Temple (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: Florida at Georgia (SEC)

2 p.m.: Appalachian State at Texas-Arlington (ESPN+)

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2pm: Creighton to Marquette (FS1)

2 p.m.: Notre Dame at Florida State (ACC)

2 p.m.: Illinois at Wisconsin (Big Ten)

2 p.m.: Boston College at Virginia Tech (Bally Sports)

3 p.m.: Alabama at Vanderbilt (SEC)

4 p.m.: Clemson at Virginia (ACC)

4 p.m.: Baylor in Texas (ESPN2)

6 p.m.: Wake Forest at Duke (ACC)

6:30 p.m.: Iowa to Michigan (Big Ten)

Noon: Providence to Georgetown (FS1)

1 p.m.: Maryland at Ohio State (WFMY)

2 p.m.: Loyola Chicago at Missouri State (ESPNU)

4 p.m.: Washington at Stanford (ESPNU)

4:30 p.m.: Minnesota at Iowa (Big Ten)

6 p.m.: Colgate at American (CBS Sports)

6 p.m.: Houston at Cincinnati (ESPN2)

7:00 p.m.: Wyoming at Fresno State (FS1)

Noon: Nebraska to Penn State (Big Ten)

2 p.m.: State of Appalachia in Chattanooga (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: South Dakota State at Oklahoma (Bally Sports Southeast)

GOLF

3h30: AsianTour, Saudi International (Golf)

10:30 a.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am main feed (ESPN+)

11 a.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Featured Holes (ESPN+)

11:15 a.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, featured bands (ESPN+)

11:30 a.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, marquee group (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Golf)

1 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Featured Holes and Featured Bands (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am (WFMY)

HORSES RACE

3 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS2)

4 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS1)

NBA

6 p.m.: Atlanta at Dallas (ESPN)

9 p.m.: Milwaukee vs. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)

NBA G LEAGUE

2 p.m.: Greensboro at Lakeland (NBA)

NFL

3 p.m.: Pro Bowl (WXLV, ESPN)

RUGBY

3 p.m.: RBS6 Italy vs France (CNBC)

FOOTBALL

6:30 am: Serie A, Cagliari to Atalanta (Paramount +)

7:00 am: FA Cup, Cardiff City at Liverpool (ESPN+)

7:30 am: FA Women’s Super League, Chelsea at Manchester City (CNBC)

8.30am: Scottish Premiership, Celtic at Motherwell (CBS Sports)

9 a.m.: Serie A, Sassuolo at Sampdoria, Naples at Venice, Empoli at Bologna (Paramount+)

9:30 am: Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen at Borussia Dortmund (ESPN+)

11 a.m.: FA Cup, Leicester City at Nottingham Forest (ESPN+)

11 a.m. Scottish Premiership, Heart of Midlothian at Rangers (CBS Sports)

11:20 a.m.: FIFA Club World Cup Al-Jazeera v Al Hilal (FS2)

11:30 am: Bundesliga, SpVgg Greuther Furth at VfL Wolfsburg (ESPN+)

Noon: Serie A, Torino at Udinese (Paramount+)

1:30 p.m.: FA Cup, Boreham Wood at AFC Bournemouth (ESPN+)

2:45 p.m .: Serie A, Hellas Verona at Juventus (Paramount +)

TENNIS

7 a.m.: ATP, Open Sud de France or Tata Open (Tennis)

ATHLETICS

Noon: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (WXII)

WINTER OLYMPICS

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2 a.m.: Men’s cross-country skiing, men’s speed skating (USA)

6:30 a.m.: Women’s Freestyle Skiing (USA)

8:10 a.m.: Women’s hockey, United States vs Switzerland (USA)

7 p.m.: Figure skating (team event: free pairs, free dance, free women), women’s alpine skiing, women’s freestyle skiing (WXII)

7:30 p.m.: Women’s alpine skiing, women’s freestyle skiing (USA)

11 p.m.: Women’s Hockey, Canada vs. Russian Olympic Committee (United States)

Midnight: Women’s Alpine Skiing (WXII)

1h30 Monday: Men’s freestyle skiing (USA)

2:45 a.m. Monday: Men’s and women’s short track, women’s speed skating, women’s luge (USA)

Sporting events on air on Saturday, February 5 | Sports

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12:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Training Clash (FS2)

8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, qualifying Clash (FS1)

7 p.m.: Women, Athletes Unlimited, Team Russell vs. Team Harrison (FS2)

10 p.m.: Women, Athletes Unlimited, Team Brown vs. Team Cloud (Bally Sports South)

Midday: Wake Forest in the State of Florida (Bally Sports South, ACCNX)

Midday: UNCG at Furman (ESPN+)

Midday: Connecticut to Villanova (WGHP)

Midday: St. John’s at Butler (FS1)

Midday: Illinois at Indiana (ESPN)

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Midday: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (ESPN2)

Midday: Mercer in Chattanooga (ESPNU)

1 p.m.: Auburn at Georgia (SEC)

1 p.m.: Northwestern Nebraska (Big Ten)

1 p.m.: Tennessee at South Carolina (WFMY)

2 p.m.: NC A&T at Gardner-Webb, Davidson at George Washington, East Carolina at Tulane (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Clemson at Georgia Tech (Bally Sports South)

2 p.m.: Louisville at Syracuse (ESPN2)

2 p.m.: Texas Tech in West Virginia (ESPN)

2 p.m.: DePaul at Xavier’s (FS1)

2 p.m.: East Tennessee State at Wofford (CBS Sports)

2 p.m.: Dayton at St. Louis (ESPNU)

2:30 p.m.: Michigan to Purdue (WGHP)

3 p.m.: Notre Dame at NC State (ACC)

3:30 p.m.: Mississippi to Florida (SEC)

4 p.m.: Baylor at Kansas (ESPN)

4 p.m.: Missouri at Texas A&M (ESPN2)

4 p.m.: Michigan State at Rutgers (FS1)

4 p.m.: College of Charleston at Elon (FloHoops.com)

4 p.m.: UNC Wilmington at William & Mary (CBS Sports)

4 p.m.: Campbell at USC Upstate (ESPN+)

4:30 p.m.: Texas Southern at Florida A&M (NBA)

5 p.m.: Miami Virginia (ACC)

5 p.m.: Southern California to Arizona (WGHP)

6 p.m.: Duke of North Carolina (ESPN)

6 p.m.: LSU at Vanderbilt (SEC)

6 p.m.: Penn State in Wisconsin (Big Ten)

6 p.m.: Oregon State to Colorado (FS1)

6 p.m.: UNLV at Utah State (CBS Sports)

6 p.m.: Southern Methodist at Wichita State (ESPN2)

6 p.m.: Northern Iowa to Drake (ESPNU)

7 p.m.: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (ACC)

7 p.m.: UNC Asheville at High Point (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Santa Clara to San Diego (Bally Sports South)

8 p.m.: Kentucky at Alabama (ESPN)

8 p.m.: Kansas State at Texas Christian (ESPNU)

8 p.m.: Central Florida at Memphis (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: New Mexico at the Air Force (CBS Sports)

8:30 p.m.: Mississippi State at Arkansas (SEC)

9:30 p.m.: Oregon to Utah (FS1)

10 p.m.: Gonzaga to Brigham Young (ESPN)

10 p.m.: UCLA at Arizona State (ESPN2)

10 p.m.: Loyola Marymount at St. Mary’s (CBS Sports)

10 p.m.: State of California Bakersfield to State of California Fullerton (ESPNU)

2 p.m.: NC A&T at Radford (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: Appalachian State at Texas-Arlington (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: Furman at UNCG, Winthrop at High Point (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: West Virginia at Oklahoma (Bally Sports South)

2:30 p.m.: Senior Bowl (NFL)

4 p.m.: Auburn at LSU (ESPN)

8 p.m.: Wisconsin at Ohio State (Big Ten)

3:30 p.m.: Wisconsin to Iowa (Big Ten)

7 p.m.: Jesus Ramos vs. Vladimir Hernandez (WGHP)

3h30: AsianTour, Saudi International (Golf)

11:30 a.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, main stream and featured groups (ESPN+)

Midday: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Featured Holes (ESPN+)

12:15 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, flagship group (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Golf)

1 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Featured Holes and Featured Bands (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am (WFMY)

3:30 a.m. Sunday: AsianTour, Saudi International (Golf)

2:30 p.m.: America’s Day at the Races (FS2)

7 p.m.: Miami to Charlotte (Bally Sports Southeast)

8:30 p.m.: New York vs. Los Angeles Lakers (WXLV, ESPN3)

3 p.m.: All-Star Game (WXLV, ESPN+)

9 p.m.: MLR, New England vs. New Orleans (FS2)

7:30 a.m.: English FA Cup (selected): Plymouth Argyle at Chelsea, West Ham United at Kidderminster Harriers (ESPN+)

9 a.m.: Futsal Copa America, ninth place (FS2)

9 a.m.: Serie A, Genoa at AS Roma (CBS Sports, Paramount+)

9:30 a.m.: Bundesliga, Borussia Mönchengladbach to Arminia Bielefeld, 1. FC Union Berlin to FC Augsburg, SC Freiburg to FC Cologne, TSG Hoffenheim to Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt to VfB Stuttgart (ESPN+)

10 a.m.: English FA Cup (selected): Hartlepool United at Crystal Palace, Brentford at Everton, Fulham at Manchester City, Coventry City at Southampton, Norwich City at Wolverhampton Wanderers (ESPN+)

11 a.m.: Futsal Copa America, seventh place (FS2)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig at Bayern Munich (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: Premier, Watford to Burnley (peacock)

2:45 p.m.: Serie A, Lazio at Fiorentina (Paramount+)

3 p.m.: English FA Cup (selected): Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN+)

5am: ATP, Open Sud de France or Tata Open (Tennis)

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All-Star weekend success could bring more major sporting events to Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — This weekend, Las Vegas becomes the first city to host two All-Star Games in the same weekend. He brought the stars of the NHL and NFL, and with him thousands of sports fans.

“It really enters into us as a sports mecca,” said Amanda Belarmino, a professor at UNLV Hospitality. “Something we always knew we could be, but we didn’t have the opportunity before the Golden Knights.”

Belarmino, a hospitality and revenue management expert, said this weekend was a chance for Las Vegas to prove itself as a host city.

“For sport, a successful weekend means we can host future events. We can do things that go beyond what we have done in the past,” Belarmino said.

Belarmino said a safe weekend, and a weekend without a major COVID-19 outbreak could signal the return of conventions to Las Vegas.

It’s a big week in store for gaming and sports fans who have filled hotel rooms and restaurants. Outside of the Pro Bowl and NHL All-Star festivities, they’ll also be spending money in other ways.

Las Vegas hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star weekend. The game was a success, but what surrounded it was a lot of crime. Tommy Urbanski was paralyzed in a shooting after an NBA game. Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called it a disastrous weekend.

Belarmino said the previous stigma of sports betting prevented Las Vegas from hosting major sporting events in the past, but now that it’s legalized in many states, that’s no longer the case. She sees this as a test for the Super Bowl in 2024 and other future events.

“Show what we can do,” she said. “Vegas has the ability to put on these events that other cities just don’t have.”

The NHL All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, Feb. 5 at T-Mobile Arena and the weekend concludes with the NFL Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Your guide to local sporting events, plus what’s on TV | local sports

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Local events

College Men: Rocky Mountain at Providence, 7 p.m.

College Men: Montana at Weber State, 7 p.m.

College Men: Montana State Billings at Saint Martin’s, 8 p.m.

Students: Rocky Mountain in Providence, 5 p.m.

Coeds: Idaho State at Montana State, 7 p.m.

Coeds: Weber State in Montana, 7 p.m.

High Schoolers: Bozeman at Billings Senior, 7 p.m.

High School: Great Falls CMR at Billings Skyview, 7 p.m.

High School Boys: Bozeman Gallatin at Billings West, 7 p.m.

High Schoolers: Lockwood at Billings Central, 7:30 p.m.

High School Girls: Billings Senior at Bozeman, 7 p.m.

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High School Girls: Billings Skyview at Great Falls CMR, 7 p.m.

High school girls: Billings West at Bozeman Gallatin, 7 p.m.

High school girls: Lockwood at Billings Central, 6 p.m.

On TV

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN)

CBSSN – Drexel in Delaware

FS1 – St. John’s to Georgetown

ESPN2—Memphis at Cincinnati

ESPNU – NC A&T at Winthrop

CBSSN – Marshall at Old Dominion

ESPN2 — Gonzaga in San Diego

ESPNU – Oregon St. in Utah

PAC-12N – Washington Street at Stanford

CBSSN – San Francisco to BYU

FS1 – Oregon to Colorado

ESPN2—Southern Cal at Arizona St.

ESPNU – Hawaii at UC-Riverside

PAC-12N – Washington California

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN)

ACCN – Florida St. at NC State

BTN – Maryland to Michigan St.

SECN – Mississippi to Missouri

ACCN—Virginia Tech at Notre Dame

BTN – Penn St. in Nebraska

SECN – Arkansas to Texas A&M

ESPN—Stanford at UCLA

ESPNU – Senior Bowl: Training, Mobile, Ala.

ESPN2 – Senior Bowl: Practice, Mobile, Ala.

NFLN—East-West Shrine Bowl: From Las Vegas

USA – Olympics: Canada vs. Switzerland, Mixed Doubles, Beijing

USA – Olympics: USA vs. Sweden, Mixed Doubles, Beijing

NBC – Olympics: Men’s Short Program and Rhythm Dance, Beijing

GOLF – PGA Tour: The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, First Round, Pebble Beach Links, Pebble Beach, CA.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL (BOYS)

ESPNU – NIBC: Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. Bishop Walsh (Md.), Tom’s River, NJ

ESPNU – NIBC: The Light (Ind.) vs. IMG Academy (Florida), Tom’s River, NJ

United States – Olympics: Russia vs. Switzerland, Beijing

TNT – Phoenix to Atlanta

TNT – LA Lakers at LA Clippers

United States — Olympics: Men’s Moguls Qualifiers, Beijing

On the radio and on the Internet

High Schoolers: Bozeman Gallatin at Billings West, 7 p.m., KURL (93.3 FM) and kurlradio.com

High Schoolers: Lockwood at Billings Central, 7:30 p.m., 12:40 a.m., 97.5 FM, 100.9 FM and billingscatholicradio.com

High School Girls: Lockwood at Billings Central, 6 p.m., 12:40 a.m., 97.5 FM, 100.9 FM and billingscatholicradio.com

No fans yet: IUP imposes temporary restriction on sporting events | Sports

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IUP management made an announcement on Tuesday afternoon regarding a change to the spectator policy for IUP indoor sporting events.

Fans will not be allowed to attend indoor sporting events at the Kovalchick and Athletic Complex (KCAC) for the next two weeks.

University students received an email from the Student Affairs Division which said the following,

“In continued efforts to protect the health and safety of our community in light of concerns over COVID-19 cases, no spectators will be permitted at IUP indoor sporting events from February 1 through February 13.”

The decision follows a spike in COVID-19 cases on campus and in the surrounding Indiana Borough community.

As recently as last Friday, the IUP informed students and faculty that 88 students had tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 21.st to January 27and in their weekly case tracking email update.

The spectator policy change is effective immediately and does not affect essential employees and students involved in gaming operations and media broadcasts.

Students’ lack of compliance with the mask mandate at indoor sporting events was also cited as the reason for the university’s decision.

“This action also reflects our concern over the lack of spectator compliance with our masking mandate at indoor sporting events.”

All scheduled sporting events will go ahead as scheduled, just with empty seats.

All tickets purchased in advance will remain valid for use in future matches if/or when the break is lifted.

Fans are encouraged to continue supporting their teams by checking out the online streaming service provided by the IUP Communication Media Department.

Also, an important note, non-sporting events at KCAC will not be affected by this policy change.

For example, the Winter Warm-Up event will still take place this Friday and attendees are encouraged to attend.

Although the university recognizes that this decision may be unpopular with students, it believes it is the right one.

“It’s not an easy decision to make, but based on the information we know, this action is in the best interest of the health and safety of our community.”

Students express mixed reactions to the announcement.

One student agreed with the University’s decision.

“I believe this action is necessary due to non-compliance with the IUP’s mask policy,” said Stoker Wieczorek (junior, communications media). “It’s a shame that people like me, who follow these protocols, have to deal with these prolonged consequences.”

Another student disagreed with the change to the spectator policy.

“I think it’s good to be cautious, but I think in general the University is treating the situation more as a threat than it actually is,” said Anthony Bartash (junior, psychology) .

The Crimson Hawk men’s and women’s basketball teams will have to find a way to win despite the absence of their loyal fans in the stands.

There is less than a month left in regular season play. Currently, the policy change is set to expire on February 14.and.

Saudi sporting events market to hit $3.2 billion by 2024: EY

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The value of the sporting events industry in Saudi Arabia is growing 8% annually, from $2.1 billion in 2018 to around $3.3 billion by 2024, said professional services firm EY in its report on sporting event opportunities in the kingdom.

In 2021, despite international travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia hosted the Saudi International Golf Tournament, Diriyah E-Prix, Saudi Cup, Global Series Extreme E race and WWE Crown Jewel event. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was also held for the first time last year, with the inaugural edition of the race being held in Jeddah.

Recognizing the significant potential of sport as a catalyst for economic development, the Saudi government announced significant investment commitments of $2 billion in sport by 2024, $670 million to support private sector sports clubs and $320 million for private sector club sponsorship through 2023.

Ahmed Reda, EY Mena Technology, Media and Entertainment, and Telecommunications Leader, said: “One of the goals of Vision 2030 is the creation of professional sports and a sports industry that will generate jobs for Saudis and improve the citizens’ quality of life. . Saudi Arabia is ambitiously expanding the range of sporting events it hosts – major international events, elite sports, regular domestic competitions and many smaller and mass participation events. It is an industrial sector that abounds with opportunities for social and economic growth and offers enormous opportunities for foreign investment.

Saudi Vision 2030 and the role of the sports industry

Strategic investments in sport reflect the leading role they will play in achieving the goals set out in Saudi Vision 2030: to create a vibrant society by promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being, both physically and social. The Quality of Life program was launched in May 2018 to achieve this goal and encourage mass participation.

The development of sport has also been shown to offer significant potential for economic development. Sport’s contribution to Saudi Arabia’s GDP has already increased from $2.4 billion in 2016 to $6.9 billion in 2019.

In a relatively short period of time, Saudi Arabia has established itself as a new breeding ground for a thriving sporting event ecosystem by hosting some of the biggest sporting events in the world. The number of international events in Saudi Arabia doubled from nine in 2018 to 19 in 2019, including WWE Super Showdown, Saudi Pro-Golf Championship, Battle of the Champions, International Handball Federation Super Globe and the Saudi International Meeting for Disabilities. Sport.

Laurent Viviez, EY Mena Sports Practice Leader, said: “Hosting sporting events will generate substantial benefits for Saudi Arabia and will have a direct economic impact on spectator revenue such as ticketing, food and beverage. , accommodation, athlete expenses and sponsorships. With an estimated market value of $3.3 billion by 2024, the global and local private sectors have ample opportunity to play an important role in the growth of the industry.

“The Saudi private sector can add enormous value as sports event organizers, sports infrastructure providers and sports marketing agencies or event managers.”

The development of the sports industry in Saudi Arabia will also help promote the country as a top tourist destination and provide attractive employment opportunities, both in competitive sports and in sports business. More than two-thirds of the Saudi population is under 35 and has a growing appetite for sports, which is driving both event participation and attendance. – TradeArabia Press Office

UVa rays keep food and drink back in meetings and sporting events | Latest Richmond News

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According to staff reports

Two days after lifting a vaccination booster requirement for students, University of Virginia administrators on Wednesday dropped another COVID surge-related restriction to allow food and drink inside school facilities, including including at sporting events.

Administrators are also directing all faculty to return to in-person classes by Feb. 21 unless they receive an exception.

With the increase in COVID cases due to the omicron variant at the start of the spring semester, authorities banned food and drink at educational facilities, including the John Paul Jones Arena, to help stem the spread. spread of the virus.

The school has also made it possible for teachers whose family members may have health problems or a family with fragile health to teach their classes virtually.

“Through these and other mitigations, including indoor masking requirements and reminders, we have been able to avoid a significant increase in cases and continue to enjoy many elements of normal university life.” , the administrators wrote in an emailed message to the university community. “These changes reflect our stable number of cases and the expectations of our public health experts that the omicron wave will continue to subside.”

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The message was signed by Chairman Jim Ryan, Provost Liz Magill and Chief Operating Officer JJ Davis.

The temporary restriction on eating and drinking will end from Saturday. The university’s indoor mask requirement remains in effect. Everyone present must wear a mask at all times, unless “actively eating or drinking”.

“We continue to recommend that events be held virtually or outdoors where possible, particularly for events where masking enforcement may be difficult, where the vaccination status of attendees is unknown, and/or where the venue and the size of the crowd makes physical distancing a challenge,” they wrote.

All instructors who can should start teaching in person from February 7 and no later than February 21.

On Monday, school officials dropped the requirement for students to receive vaccine boosters by Feb. 1. This was lifted following Attorney General Jason Miyares’ ruling that schools could not legally impose the requirement. Miyares, a Republican, reversed the decision made by former Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat.

Miyares’ decision came after the recall deadline.

In January, UVA lifted the requirement for employees to receive vaccine boosters following Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order prohibiting state agencies from requiring COVID vaccinations as conditions of employment.

Youngkin’s order also came after the recall deadline had expired.

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Two days after lifting a vaccination booster requirement for students, University of Virginia administrators on Wednesday dropped another COVID surge-related restriction to allow food and drink inside school facilities, including including at sporting events.

Administrators are also directing all faculty to return to in-person classes by Feb. 21 unless they receive an exception.

With the increase in COVID cases due to the omicron variant at the start of the spring semester, authorities banned food and drink at educational facilities, including the John Paul Jones Arena, to help stem the spread. spread of the virus.

The school has also made it possible for teachers whose family members may have health problems or a family with fragile health to teach their classes virtually.

“Through these and other mitigations, including indoor masking requirements and reminders, we have been able to avoid a significant increase in cases and continue to enjoy many elements of normal university life.” , the administrators wrote in an emailed message to the university community. “These changes reflect our stable number of cases and the expectations of our public health experts that the omicron wave will continue to subside.”

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The message was signed by President Jim Ryan, Provost Liz Magill and UVa Chief Operating Officer JJ Davis.

The temporary restriction on eating and drinking will end from Saturday. The university’s indoor mask requirement remains in effect. Everyone present must wear a mask at all times, unless “actively eating or drinking”.

“We continue to recommend that events be held virtually or outdoors where possible, particularly for events where masking enforcement may be difficult, where the vaccination status of attendees is unknown, and/or where the venue and the size of the crowd makes physical distancing a challenge,” they wrote.

All instructors who can should start teaching in person from February 7 and no later than February 21.

On Monday, school officials dropped the requirement for students to receive vaccine boosters by February 1. That was lifted following the ruling by recently elected Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares that schools could not legally impose the requirement.

Miyares, a Republican, overturned the ruling by former Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat.

Miyares’ decision came after the recall deadline.

UVa in January lifted the requirement for employees to receive vaccine boosters following Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order prohibiting state agencies from requiring COVID vaccinations as conditions of employment.

Youngkin’s order also came after the recall deadline had expired.

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6 p.m.: Boston College at Virginia (ACC)

6:30 p.m.: Creighton, Connecticut (FS1)

7 p.m.: Davidson at Saint-Bonaventure (CBS Sports)

7 p.m.: Kansas at Iowa State (ESPN)

7 p.m.: Texas A&M at Tennessee (SEC)

7 p.m.: South Carolina at Mississippi State (ESPNU)

7 p.m.: Michigan State at Maryland (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: Rutgers at Northwestern (Big Ten)

8 p.m.: North Carolina at Louisville (ACC)

8:30 p.m.: Seton Hall at Georgetown (FS1)

9 p.m.: Alabama at Auburn (ESPN)

9 p.m.: Texas at Texas Tech (ESPN2)

9 p.m.: Nebraska at Michigan (Big Ten)

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9 p.m.: Mississippi at LSU (SEC)

9 p.m.: Providence at St. John’s (CBS Sports)

9 p.m.: Tulsa at Wichita State (ESPNU)

10:30 p.m.: Nevada at UNLV (FS1)

11 p.m.: Fresno State at San Jose (CBS Sports)

7 p.m.: NC State at Notre Dame (ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Georgia Tech at Duke (ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Louisville at Miami (ACCNX)

7:30 p.m.: Washington to Milwaukee (TNT)

10 p.m.: Brooklyn at Phoenix (TNT)

11 a.m.: Greensboro at Cleveland (NBAGLeague.com)

7 p.m.: Washington at Pittsburgh, Seattle at Boston, San Jose at Tampa Bay, Toronto at New Jersey, Winnipeg at Philadelphia (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Florida at New York Rangers (ESPN+, Hulu)

7:30 p.m.: Ottawa vs. New York Islanders (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Vancouver at Nashville (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: Calgary at Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Arizona at Colorado (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Buffalo in Vegas (ESPN+, Hulu)

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LHU limits participation in sporting events | News, Sports, Jobs

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LOCK HAVEN — If you were hoping to get to a University of Lock Haven winter sports event soon, you’ll need to find something else to do.

Last week, the university announced an updated spectator policy for home sporting events, which will include men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling games.

The updated policy will begin over the weekend, Saturday, January 29. This is the university’s response to growing concerns over COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

Until further notice, attendance at all home sports competitions will be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, sports administration and essential personnel required to host the event. No tickets will be sold.

However, LHU will allow each competing student-athlete to have up to two guests. All spectators must be on the official LHU team roster and must remain properly masked indoors. No visiting fans will be allowed to attend.

This change in spectator policy is a direct result of the university’s continued disregard of the masking policy during recent indoor competitions. It is instituted to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and give LHU student-athletes the best chance of completing their seasons without further postponements or cancellations. This comes as more than a dozen PSAC competitions have been postponed or canceled in recent weeks due to the spread of COVID-19.

There is no announced timeline for the return of all spectators to LHU indoor sports competitions. University officials will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and provide updates if and when any changes occur.

If you’re desperate for your sports fix, LHU reminds fans that all remaining basketball games and wrestling doubleheaders this season will be available to watch for free online at www.GoLHU.com through the Sports Digital Network PSAC: https://psacsportsdigitalnetwork. com/golhu/.

Visit www.lockhaven.edu for more information on the attendance policy.

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: January 31-February 6, 2022

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The Sabercats return to the rugby pitch this week | Courtesy of the Houston Sabercats

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, January 31 through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

This week, one of basketball’s greatest players comes to town, the Sabercats kick off another season of rugby, the Coogs look to keep their winning streak alive and the monster trucks invade NRG Stadium.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | monday 31 january –Steph Curry, who recently became the league’s all-time leading three-pointer, headlines a night when one of basketball’s best teams graces the court at Toyota Center. $50 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Tulane Green Wave at Fertitta Center | Wednesday February 2 – The Coogs sit 7th in the nation, despite the onslaught of injuries, and will defend the field against a tricky Tulane team. $30 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center | Wednesday February 2 – It’s a draft pick battle downtown when rookies Jalen Green (No. 2) and Evan Mobley (No. 3) square off on the field as one of the best teams in the East arrives in town. $6 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Sabercats vs. Los Angeles Giltinis at Aveva Stadium | Saturday February 5 – Rugby returns with this home opener for the Sabercats, who will begin their fourth season in South Houston. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to dizzying heights in a harrowing display of motorsport mania. $20 to over $115. Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.

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Volunteers are the engine of sporting events | local sports

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The 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is the latest example of a major sporting event landing in Thunder Bay.

Over the decades, the city has seen it all, from national Special Olympics competition to world junior baseball events, the Allan Cup Finals, the Staal Open professional golf tournament and the Hockey National Championships of Telus Cup, among others.

Such events have a number of benefits for the community. Ahead of the World Junior Baseball Tournament, Warren Philp, General Manager of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association, said, “Our goal, I think, is to get this baseball tourist from the (Greater Toronto Area ), from elsewhere in North America, from elsewhere in the world to think of entering, watching games and seeing part of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario at the same time.

Aside from the economic benefits, such events also serve to galvanize the community into action and rely on a unique collection of willing volunteers to facilitate the actual running of events. There would not have been an international baseball event without the countless hours dedicated to the cause by Philp, Reg Galbraith, Larry Hebert, Lou Pero and many other community-minded volunteers.

The Scotties, despite the hurdles and delays posed by a lingering and frustrating pandemic, have enlisted Curling Hall of Famer Rick Lang, local curling enthusiast John Cameron and the Executive Director of the Sports Hall of Fame of Northwestern Ontario, Diane Imrie, to lead the local organizing committee.

After considerable interest from volunteers to help run the big tournament, the current public health situation will unfortunately see little need for volunteers in the absence of supporters in the stands (at least not before the playoffs).

The Staal Open began in 2014, raising over $1 million for various local charities in its five-year run. It was unique in that it required a small army of volunteers for everything from shopping carts to hospitality and security. The community was also treated to the presence of famous hockey personalities like Bobby Orr, Dave Poulin, Johnny Adams, Grant Fuhr and Katie Weatherston who drew large crowds of autograph seekers as well as golf fans to the extravaganza. from mid-summer.

Volunteers tend to be special people who often do special things. Ron Howarth is an example of both. Howarth was in charge of the information booth at the Valhalla Inn on one occasion for the Staal tournament. He was informed the day before the event started that a nervous Joe Daley (former NHL and WHA goaltender) was trying to get Orr to sign several copies of a rare photo of Daley, Orr and Wayne Gretzky (all in hockey uniforms for a charity game in Winnipeg).

It was to be a special and unique gift for her children and grandchildren. Howarth took it upon himself to avoid any “unpleasant surprises” for either of them. He briefed Orr on what was going to happen in the Valhalla Inn’s living room as Orr made his way to Linda and Henry Staal for his first meeting that year with his old friends. Knowing who was about to approach him and why, Orr greeted Daley and happily signed the treasured photographs, which became special Christmas gifts for Daley’s family members a few months later. All thanks to Ron’s kindness and sensitivity.

Howarth was one of the many volunteers involved who made the Staal Open a wonderful community event. The volunteers were led by a truly unique volunteer coordinator in the person of Gloria Scherban, who held this responsibility for several years. Many volunteers returned only because of the incredible support and kindness of Scherban, who was undaunted in any crisis and handled all aspects of his position with aplomb.

Scherban was recognized regularly at the Volunteer Appreciation Reception at the end of each event with a standing ovation from her volunteers. Another Staal volunteer, Anita Pustina, remembers Scherban as “a most knowledgeable, skilled and hardworking coordinator who literally dedicated all of her hours to making the Staal Open a success”.

This does not mean that everything worked perfectly at all times. Some volunteers needed more training on occasion. Carolyn Verhoeven (full disclosure, my mother-in-law) also volunteered at the Staal Open. Unfortunately, she is not a hockey fan.

Verhoeven takes his work seriously, volunteer or not. After being assigned to duties involving the security of a VIP car park and given strict instructions on the pass needed to enter said car park, she had to firmly, but politely, inform a handsome, burly young man that he could not park in parking lot. without the appropriate credential.

“But my family sort of organizes this tournament,” said Eric (or Marc, or Jordan or Jared) Staal. A hearty laugh between the two of them led her to make a reluctant and unique exception.

Carolyn Verhoeven remains open to offers for her future volunteer services. Gloria Scherban insists she’s ready for her next mission.

Kevin Cleghorn is a Thunder Bay lawyer, sports enthusiast and was fully trained by Gloria Scherban.