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6 p.m.: Southeast Louisiana at Louisville (ACC)

7 p.m.: NC A&T at East Tennessee State, Miami, Ohio at Clemson (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: UNCG at Towson (FloHoops.com)

7 p.m.: Furman in North Carolina (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: VMI at Wake Forest (Bally Sports Southeast, ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Northwestern State at LSU (SEC)

8 p.m.: SC State at Duke (ACC)

8 p.m.: UNC Asheville at Tenn.-Martin (ESPN+)

8:00 p.m.: Arizona State at Creighton (FS1)

8 p.m.: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Minnesota (Big Ten)

9 p.m.: North Alabama at Auburn (SEC)

9 p.m.: Ark.-Pine Bluff in Texas (ESPNU)

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9 p.m.: Alabama at Memphis (ESPN)

7:30 p.m.: Golden State in New York (TNT)

10 p.m.: Phoenix to Portland (TNT)

7 p.m.: Vegas at Boston, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, Ottawa at Florida, New Jersey at Philadelphia, Montreal at Pittsburgh (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: New York Islanders at Detroit (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Calgary at Nashville, Buffalo at Winnipeg (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: New York Rangers at Colorado (ESPN+, Hulu)

9 p.m.: Toronto at Edmonton (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Columbus at Vancouver (ESPN+)

10:30 p.m.: Seattle at San Jose (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich at VfB Stuttgart (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, VfL Bochum at Arminia Bielefeld, Hertha Berlin at 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Cologne at VfL Wolfsburg (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Premier, Manchester United at Brentford (Peacock)

2:45 p.m.: Premier, Aston Village at Norwich City (Peacock)

2:55 p.m .: Premier, Leeds United at Manchester City (NBC Sports, Peacock)

6 a.m.: ATP, Rio Classic, Maia Open (Tennis)

4 p.m.: ATP, Rio Classic (Tennis)

As COVID-19 cases rise again, major sporting events face another crisis

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The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The threat of mass postponements facing sporting events around the world intensified on Monday with the English Premier League and the American NFL and NBA among the main competitions affected by the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus.

In its latest report, the Premier League announced 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 among club players and staff over the past week, marking the highest figure recorded over a seven-day period since the start of the release of test results in May last year.

Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Brighton and Norwich all have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The Premier League have no choice but to postpone United’s away game at Brentford on Tuesday night after the Red Devils were forced to shut down first-team operations at their Carrington training complex in due to a massive epidemic.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action during their Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on December 11, 2021. /CFP

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action during their Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on December 11, 2021. /CFP

A statement from United on Monday evening read: “Given the cancellation of training and the disruption to the squad, and the health of players and staff being the priority, the Club have requested that the game be rearranged.

“The Premier League board has taken the decision to postpone based on the advice of medical advisers. Manchester United regret the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and the fans of both clubs by COVID-19.”

Tottenham have already had their games against Rennes and Brighton postponed due to an outbreak of the virus in their squad, while in the league, Sheffield United’s game against QPR on Monday has also been called off.

Premier League clubs fear the rapid spread of the Omicron variant could force mass postponements, which would be a huge problem for organisers, especially ahead of the crowded Christmas schedule.

Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins (R) carries the ball as Los Angeles Rams’ Darious Williams defends during the first quarter of their NFL game at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, United States, December 13, 2021. / CFP

Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins (R) carries the ball as Los Angeles Rams’ Darious Williams defends during the first quarter of their NFL game at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, United States, December 13, 2021. / CFP

Elsewhere, the NFL also fell victim to COVID-19 as it reported 37 positive tests leaguewide on Monday, the most in one day since the pandemic began.

According to ESPN, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee were among dozens of players who returned positive test results, ruling them out of Monday’s crucial game against the Arizona Cardinals. .

Other players who have tested positive include Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Under NFL rules, unvaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days away from club facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals can return to team facilities once they have received two consecutive negative PCR tests taken at least 24 hours apart and have been asymptomatic for 48 hours.

Zach LaVine of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls dribbles down the court against the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in Florida, U.S. on Dec. 11, 2021. /CFP

Zach LaVine of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls dribbles down the court against the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in Florida, U.S. on Dec. 11, 2021. /CFP

Meanwhile, in the NBA, it was confirmed on Monday that the Chicago Bulls’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Thursday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors had both been canceled due to COVID-19.

The league said in a statement that 10 Bulls players are currently unavailable after entering COVID-19 health and safety protocols, while “additional staff members” are also unavailable.

Last season the NBA postponed 31 games due to coronavirus, but Monday’s decision marks the first time games have been canceled this campaign.

Sports News Roundup: NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, booster mandates for staff; Golf-Woods is up close, Mickelson and Morikawa live up to the occasion and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, warrants reminder for staff

The National Football League (NFL) sent a note to teams on Monday demanding that their staff members receive a vaccine booster amid a COVID-19 outbreak that has seen 36 players testing positive. The league said in a report on its website that of the 36 players placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, 25 were on active rosters and 11 on training teams, with at least 18 teams affected.

Golf-Woods is narrow, Mickelson and Morikawa are up to the task

Tiger Woods is no stranger to trials and tribulations and 2021 proved to be another test of his resolve after a serious car crash left the 15-time major in a wheelchair, facing doubts about his career. The 45-year-old, who won the last of his majors at the 2019 Masters following multiple back and knee surgeries as well as personal issues, was set to have his leg amputated after losing control and crashing in Los Angeles in February.

NFL-Las Vegas to host Super Bowl in 2024 – report

Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl in 2024 pending final approval from team owners this week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. The NFL Championship decider was originally slated for New Orleans, but with the league adding a 17th regular season game from this year, the Super Bowl has reportedly been in conflict with the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. in 2024.

Auto Racing-Hamilton said the team on the radio race was “manipulated”

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio: “It was handled”, after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen in the final lap of the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which ended the season Sunday. The message was not broadcast on the Global TV stream but was audible on the seven-time champion Hamilton’s in-car channel on F1TV, multiple media reported.

Basketball-NBA postpones two Bulls games with 10 players in health protocol

Two Chicago Bulls games have been postponed after 10 additional players and staff were placed under National Basketball Association (NBA) health and safety protocols, the league said Monday. It was not immediately clear when the December 14 game against the visiting Detroit Pistons and the December 16 game against the Raptors in Toronto would be played.

Vintage cycle races light up 2021 in movement towards gender equality

This year’s cycling season saw the resurgence of vintage racing, led by Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, as the sport took some important steps towards gender equality. Pogacar threw caution to the wind in the Tour de France as he hammered his rivals in the Alps with a long-range attack on the eighth stage, reminiscent of the 1980s event, and remained in control for the rest of the race.

Sport-Athletes, teams and leagues facing abuse and intimidation

Painful revelations of abuse and misconduct rocked the world of sport in 2021 as athletes of all levels of competition across the world demanded greater accountability from coaches, coaches and the governing bodies that oversee them . A report released in October sent shock waves through the National Hockey League (NHL) after an investigation found the Chicago Blackhawks failed to act on Kyle Beach’s claims that the video coach Brad Aldrich had sexually assaulted him in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

NHL-Blackhawks scandal, Lightning repeat, Ovechkin 2021 headline

A sexual assault scandal involving the Chicago Blackhawks is perhaps what people remember most about the NHL from 2021, marking a year in which Alex Ovechkin continued to rewrite the record books and Tampa. Bay repeated his Stanley Cup title. An independent report released in October by a Chicago law firm said senior Blackhawks officials suppressed former Kyle Beach player’s allegations in 2010 against then-video coach Brad Aldrich to avoid to distract the team during their run to the playoffs.

Rugby-Warriors ask Chiefs fans not to wear Native American headdresses

The Glasgow Warriors called on Champions Cup opponent Exeter Chiefs fans to avoid wearing Native American headdresses and refrain from singing “Tomahawk Chop” on Saturday. The Chiefs logo features a Native American and some club fans who wear fake headdresses during games have been accused of cultural appropriation.

Football: Premier League recorded 42 positive cases of COVID-19 last week

The Premier League found a record 42 cases of COVID-19 among players and staff at various clubs over the past week, she said on Monday just hours after Manchester United’s game against Brentford was over. been in doubt due to an outbreak at the club. The 42 positive tests out of more than 3,800 people are more than the tally of the previous seven weeks combined and a top-flight record in England in a single week.

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Triathlon-World governing body sanctions Russia for doping offenses

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World Triathlon has imposed sanctions on the Russian Triathlon Federation (RTF) which will be in effect for one year due to a “significant number” of doping cases in the country, the governing body said in a statement https: / /triathlon.org/news / article / world_triathlon_sanctions_the_russian_triathlon_federation Monday.

As part of the sanctions, Russia will not be able to organize any world or European triathlon events before the end of 2022, and RTF officials will have to resign from the governing bodies of the events for a period of one year. RTF was also urged to reach an agreement with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to test all athletes in the country, as well as to refund cash prizes previously awarded to Russian triathletes sanctioned for doping offenses.

In October, Russian triathlete Igor Polyanskiy became the first athlete to be formally disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for three years after testing positive for the banned substance EPO. Former European Championships silver medalist Alexander Bryukhankov was given an identical ban later in the month, while Vladimir Turbayevskiy was banned from competing in August for anomalies in his biological passport.

“World Triathlon is fully committed to the fight against all forms of doping in sport,” the governing body said on its website. “As unequivocal confirmation of its commitment to eradicate the use of prohibited substances and methods in triathlon, World Triathlon continues to devote time, effort, energy and a substantial budget to its anti-doping mission.”

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Africa: 2021 – a year when Rwanda has become the hub of sporting events in Africa

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DESPITE the inconvenience caused by Covid-19 across the globe, Rwanda in 2021 has positioned itself as one of Africa’s premier destinations for sporting events.

The country’s efforts to improve its sports facilities, coupled with a reputation for Covid-safe events, among other factors such as cleanliness and safety, have led it to attract major continental tournaments.

Times Sport brings you a summary of the 6 best sports competitions organized by the country.

The Basketball Africa League (BAL)

In May, history was made when Rwanda hosted the inaugural season of the BAL, an elite continental club championship affiliated with the United States National Basketball Association (NBA).

Held at the Kigali Arena, the competition saw the participation of 12 clubs from 12 different African countries.

As well as bringing in a number of celebrities like former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo and Joakim Noah, the showpiece was characterized by a number of unforgettable experiences including the stellar performances of the Patriots Basketball Club which brought them seen reaching the semi-finals.

Sports investors like Wesley Roberts Edens, NBA team co-owner Milwaukee Bucks, as well as politicians including Presidents Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron have also graced the tournament.

After two weeks of action, Zamalek Sporting Club of Egypt won the title after defeating US Monastir of Tunisia 76-63 in the final.

FIBA Afrobasket 2021

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Afrobasket 2021 tournament, a continental men’s basketball championship for African nations.

Considered the biggest basketball event for national teams in Africa, the competition started on August 24 at the Kigali Arena and ended on September 5.

It drew 16 teams, ranging from the usual powerhouses like Senegal and Tunisia, to smaller ones like Kenya and Rwanda.

Tunisia won the title and became the first team to win back-to-back Afrobasket titles since Angola in 2009.

African Men’s Volleyball Championship

Rwanda has become the first country in the East African region to host the African Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Tunisia defended their title in Kigali after beating Cameroon 3-1 in the final.

African Women’s Volleyball Championship

The continental volleyball championship in the women’s category was also held in Kigali in September.

Nine countries took part in the tournament: Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Burundi, DR Congo, Tunisia and Rwanda.

Unfortunately, Rwanda were disqualified from the competition after being found guilty of fielding ineligible players.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has ruled that Rwanda will be banned from the competition and previous matches will be lost for flouting the rules.

FIBA Afrobasket Zone 5 Women Qualifiers

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Women’s Afrobasket Zone 5 qualifiers.

In the competition which took place in July, Kenya booked a ticket to the 2021 Women’s Afrobasket final after beating Egypt 99-83 in the final.

The Star of the Beach Volleyball World Tour 2

Also in July, Rwanda hosted the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Star 2 in Rubavu district.

Teams from the United States won the titles in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk triumphed on the men’s side, while Emily Day/Sara Hughes won the trophy on the women’s side.

Rwanda hosts 4 ICC qualifiers for Africa Cricket World Cup

Rwanda has been awarded the hosting rights for all four of the five African regional qualifying tournaments this year, including the African qualifier for the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup which took place from September 28 to October 7 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup African Qualifier held from November. 15-20.

The four tournaments cost ICC more than Rwf 900 million which, according to tournament coordinator Emmanuel Byiringiro, was spent on team accommodation, transport, regular covid-19 testing for players, delegates team and organizers, among others.

The Ugandan starlets have qualified for the 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup in the West Indies while the country’s senior squad have also secured a ticket to the ICC T20 World Cup global qualifiers scheduled for February next year after last weekend’s hard-fought win over Kenya by six wickets.

Besides securing qualification, the Ugandan team also pocketed $80,000.

Meanwhile, Rwanda have struggled to compete for a ticket to any of the three qualifying tournaments they have entered, despite hosting the majority of World Cup qualifiers, including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier held in Namibia from September 7-20, U-19 African Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and ICC Men’s T20 Sub-Regional World Cup Qualifier Group A , both held in Kigali.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 13-19, 2021

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The Santa Hustle 5K returns to Galveston | Photo: Taylor Greenwalt; courtesy of the Santa Hustle series

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 13 through Sunday, December 19, 2021.

This week, the vacation kicks off downtown and Galveston, and the Rockets shoot the Knicks and MMA fights arrive in southwest Houston.

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

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 14 December – The scorching Coogs team come out of a tough game against Alabama to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at home. $ 10.50 to $ 50. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Christmas 12Ks at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 18 – The 9th year of the holiday running tradition begins at downtown Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12k and 6k competition. All participants will receive a timed race, as well as a finish medal and a stylish t-shirt. Registration is $ 40 for 6K; $ 50 for the 12K; $ 20 for the Kids K or the family walk. 7:30 am.
  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All participants in the 5 km and half marathon will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.
  • Fury Fighting Championship 55 at the Arena theater | Sunday 19 December – The MMA organization is hosting another edition of its fighting competition, pitting flyweights and light fighters against each other in the octagon. $ 64 to over $ 100. 2:30 p.m.

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KC’s Next Play: Kansas City sporting events begin with the Chiefs

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The Chiefs issue a challenge to the AFC as the end of the regular season nears.

Winners of five straight games since the start of the season 3-4, the Chiefs have gone from the most curious idle train wreck in the NFL to a consistently flawed team that no one should be looking forward to playing.

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill remain capable of destroying games on their own or in unison, and now the Chiefs’ defense is making life difficult for opponents.

Facing stiff competition from the AFC the rest of the way, including today’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders and Thursday night at the LA Chargers, Kansas City has its eye on the top seed of the conference.

Here’s a look at the Chiefs’ two games this week, plus other upcoming highlights for KC-area sports fans.

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AFC West in two stages

The Chiefs’ two games this week are against teammates in the AFC West division. And one of them offers a chance of redemption.

After hosting the Raiders (6-6) at Arrowhead Stadium today at noon, the Chiefs have a quick turnaround before taking on the Chargers (7-5) Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Chiefs beat the Raiders pretty well in Las Vegas last month, winning 41-14. But that was the last time we really saw their offense buzz. Their wins since have been driven by their dominance over defense and special teams.

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Out of conference

The Kansas, Missouri and K-State men’s basketball teams are slowly closing in on conference games.

The Tigers host the Utah Utes at Mizzou Arena next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. On the same day, KU faces Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Lawrence.

Before either of those games happen, K-State gets a visit from Green Bay today. Tipping is at 4 p.m. at the Bramlage Coliseum.

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It’s bowl season

It will still be a while before the Kansas and Missouri State teams prepare for their respective bowls, but the college football playoffs begin Friday.

On the December 17 schedule are the Bahamas Bowl (Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo) and the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina). And next Saturday is an even bigger day for bowl lovers.

No less than seven matches are on the program for December 18:

  • Boca Raton Bowl (Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State)
  • Celebration Bowl (South Carolina State vs. Jackson State)
  • New Mexico Bowl (UTEP vs. Fresno State)
  • Independence Bowl (UAB vs. BYU)
  • LendingTree Bowl (Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty)
  • Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl (Utah State vs. Oregon State)
  • New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana vs. Marshall)

The Jimmy Kimmel bowl? Welcome, friends, to silly season football.

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The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team plays a home game Tuesday noon this week against Santa Clara. KC Roos Athletics picture

Roo Up for Hoops for Women

The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team entered the top of the Summit League standings this weekend with an 8-0 record. No conference games have yet been played, but the Roos have been scoring in the 80s and 90s lately.

They’re at Tennessee State today at 1 p.m., then they return to the Swinney Recreation Center to play an 11 a.m. game Tuesday against Santa Clara. The Roos are a torrid 5-0 home record so far this season.

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The Kansas City Mavericks play two home games this week, Friday and Saturday, against the Iowa Heartlanders. Photo by KC Mavericks

Mavs Military Appreciation

Military members are eligible for discounted tickets to two KC Mavericks hockey games at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence this week.

The Mavs host the Iowa Heartlanders on Friday and Saturday. The team says $20 tickets for military personnel are available at the Cable Dahmer Arena box office.

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Olympic-NHL player body awaits details of Games’ COVID protocols

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The NHL Players Association is still awaiting information from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Beijing on the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place at the Olympic Winter Games next year, Executive Director Don said. Fehr. The National Hockey League agreed in September to allow a break in the 2021-22 regular season that would allow the best players in the world to compete in the Winter Games.

NHL players missed the last Olympics in South Korea in 2018 after the league failed to negotiate a similar season hiatus with the International Ice Hockey Federation. A Toronto Star article said the IOC released new information on the COVID-19 protocol to athletes that included a possible quarantine for up to five weeks if they test positive, prompting the NHL to seek clarification.

“We are waiting for a lot of information from the IOC and the Chinese. We still don’t know what the COVID situation will be as we get closer,” Fehr told ESPN on Saturday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told Friday’s Board of Governors meeting in Florida that players will ultimately decide whether they will participate in the Games, as concerns had not been “magnified” by COVID -19, according to the NHL website.

“There certainly haven’t been a lot of players who have gone public,” Fehr said. “But it’s fair to say that the more it expands where we don’t have concrete answers to what’s going on out there under an unfortunate circumstance, the more difficult it becomes.”

The IOC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. The Beijing Games are scheduled to start on February 4 while the preliminary round of the men’s ice hockey tournament begins on February 9.

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Football-New Zealand Wood unhappy with World Cup qualifying schedule

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New Zealand striker Chris Wood has said that a nine-team tournament next year to decide which Pacific team will reach the intercontinental playoffs for a place in the World Cup final could affect player well-being due to of his tight schedule. Oceania does not have an automatic place at the World Cup. The winner of the March 14-30 competition in Qatar will face the CONCACAF region’s fourth-placed team, which includes teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

FIFA has granted the Oceania Football Confederation a one-day extension of the March international window, which is scheduled to run from March 21 to 29, to allow teams to call up overseas-based players from March 21 to March 29. last round of group matches. But Wood, who plays for Premier League side Burnley, said some players could also face a club-to-country battle due to the competition’s format, with group matches taking place before the international window.

“I think it’s ridiculous because as a team we won’t be able to bring in some of our best players. We’re looking at up to 16 players who won’t be able to make it for the first two games,” Wood told the LancsLive website. “I don’t think FIFA should ever have allowed us to be in this situation. It could take away a lot of our players, which in theory takes away the competition and is OFC’s best for the World Cup.

“I would expect FIFA to take a closer look and come up with a solution. It’s not a good format as we speak. I hope they can change it because the welfare of players is not good if you make people play five games in 13 days. ” New Zealand were the last country in the region to qualify for the World Cup when they appeared in South Africa in 2010.

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Farmer heads offer prayers in Bangla Sahib gurdwara

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A day before their scheduled departure from the protest sites on the Delhi border, senior agricultural leaders and members of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) traveled to the Bangla Sahib gurdwara on Friday to pray.

Farmer leaders including Balbir Singh Rajewal, Rakesh Tikait and Manjeet Singh Raye were honored by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee.

After the visit, Rajewal said the farmers won against the “black” farming laws because they had Guru Sahib’s blessing and public support.

“We apologize to the people of Delhi for the inconvenience caused to them due to the commotion at the city’s borders. Their support for the movement will be remembered, ”said Rajewal, quoted by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee, in his statement.

Farmers ‘chief Rakesh Tikait, in the statement, said doctors, hospitals, khap panchayats, sanitation workers, the gurdwara committee and other gurudhams have played a crucial role in the success of the farmers’ movement. .

“The movement was successful thanks to the blessings of Guru Sahib. Even the announcement of the repeal of the three agricultural laws was made on the occasion of the Gurpurab. The farmers’ movement has reinforced the feeling of brotherhood, ”Tikait said.

“Honored General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other soldiers who died with heavy hearts,” Tikait said in a tweet.

The secretary general of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in Delhi, Harmeet Singh Kalka, said the movement had succeeded thanks to the courage of the farmers.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 agricultural unions, decided Thursday to suspend the long-standing protest after the Center agreed to consider all other demands, days after the repeal of the three agricultural laws contentious.

SKM leaders said the unrest would be put to rest and farmers would return to their homes in a victory march on December 11.

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Edmontonians could bet on sports matches in 2022

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Edmontonians may soon be able to place bets at an Oilers or Elks game, casino or racing entertainment center.

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Steve Lautischer, acting vice president of gaming and cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), said sportsbooks could be implemented at NHL and CFL venues in Alberta, and in a total of 28 other sites across the province during 2022.

“Just imagine the excitement of the Labor Day Classic, or a Saturday night battle in Alberta and going to a licensed sports betting area to bet on who has the next touchdown or the next goal,” said Lautischer at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Lautischer said they are looking for two vendors who can establish the betting engine that can be deployed at the retail level and extended through a mobile extension.

“Really, these are promoters who will be able to manage the bets themselves and help manage the environment in the retail space on the mobile app,” said Lautischer who added that app users mobile will likely have to register in person before they can. become fully mobile.

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Kandice Machado, president and CEO of AGLC, said allowing private sector operators to enter the gaming market in Alberta ensures that more money will flow back to the province rather than the markets. Gray.

AGLC is only awarding contracts to two vendors to help establish a competitive landscape in the province and will speed up the process of offering the service to Alberta sports fans, Machado said.

Machado added that working with two vendors will make it easier to resolve issues that arise.

“The steps we are taking give us the opportunity to resolve potential issues with two vendors and monitor the challenges other jurisdictions are currently facing before considering next steps,” she said.

Throughout the bid opening process, the AGLC has been in continuous communication with casino industry representatives and the Alberta Sports Coalition, which represents the Oilers, Elks, Calgary Flames and Stampeders. .

“The successful vendors will demonstrate that they can provide the AGLC gaming scene with responsible gaming tools and resources and promote healthy gaming behavior among their player base,” Machado said.

Interested sellers can apply until the end of January until Alberta Purchase Connection .

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Olympic Games-Surfing, skateboarding, climbing are part of the initial program of LA28

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Sports like skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing that first featured at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have been included in the initial sports program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. (CIO).

Weightlifting, boxing and modern pentathlon, however, were not among the 28 sports and must meet certain criteria in 2023 to be included, IOC President Thomas Bach told an online press conference at the outcome of a meeting of the executive board. Boxing and weightlifting have grappled with the brunt of corruption, governance, finance and judgment scandals and have been warned by the IOC to reform or miss the Games.

An IOC session in February will approve the initial program. The three excluded sports will be reinstated during the IOC session in 2023. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing made their Olympic debuts in Tokyo this year, with the Games being delayed by one year due to COVID-19, and met with great success with young viewers.

“The proposed inclusion of these youth sports is based on the success of Tokyo 2020, a commitment to innovation and also recognizes the deep roots of each of these three sports in Los Angeles and California,” Bach said. The three sports were already part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program.

For weightlifting and boxing, their exclusion from the initial program of the 2028 Games is a blow because the international federations have struggled to respond to the reforms requested by the IOC. Bach said the AIBA boxing federation must change its judging and arbitration system, increase financial transparency and diversify its revenues.

Weightlifting, which has been rocked by revelations of doping cover-ups and decades of corruption that have led to accusations against top federation officials, faces a culture shift and major doping issues. “The IWF and its future leaders must demonstrate their transition to compliance and effective culture change,” said Bach.

“It must deal with historical doping incidents … and ensure the integrity and robustness of anti-doping.” NO HORSES

The modern pentathlon, created by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, must provide for the plans for an event replacing horse riding. “The UIPM (Modern Pentathlon Federation) must finalize its proposal for replacing horse riding and the overall competition format … they must demonstrate a significant reduction in costs … and be attractive to young people and the general public” Bach said.

The UIPM, which will include horse riding at the Paris Olympics, will not make it a fifth discipline in Los Angeles and will replace it with one that costs less and increases the accessibility of sport. “The UIPM global community stands ready to seize the new opportunity offered by the IOC to make modern pentathlon stand the test of time as a lasting highlight of the Olympic Games,” the UIPM said in a statement.

“It is the UIPM’s firm belief that everyone in its community wants the same thing – a stronger pentathlon.” The decision to give up riding came after German modern pentathlon trainer Kim Raisner struck a horse at the Tokyo Games when he refused to jump a fence, which drew widespread criticism in the against this sport.

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Golf-Olesen found not guilty of in-flight sexual assault

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Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared of sexual assault, assault and drunkenness on a British Airways flight in 2019, a court said on Wednesday. Olesen, a five-time European Tour winner and a member of the 2018 Ryder Cup-winning European team, had denied the charges in a three-day trial in a London court.

The 31-year-old blamed his behavior on sleeping pills, claiming he had turned into an “automaton” and did not control his body after taking the prescription-only pills purchased from a “dodgy website” by his partner Lauren Zafer. The court heard that Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on the July 29 flight from Nashville to London Heathrow Airport.

Olesen was on the eight-hour flight after competing at the FedEx St Jude Invitational Golf-World Championships in Memphis. “I am embarrassed and ashamed of the account of my actions which was described during the trial,” Olesen said, quoted by the BBC.

“I paid a heavy price for my mistake. This case has had a devastating impact on me personally, on my family and on my career.”

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Seven-time champion Serena Williams to skip Australian Open

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Shortly after Serena Williams’ name was absent from the Australian Open entry list, she confirmed the obvious: the seven-time champion will not play the 2022 edition of the opening major of the season in January.

Williams, 40, has not played since retiring from her first round match at Wimbledon with a right hamstring injury and her ranking fell to No.41. She won the last of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the 2017 Australian Open, and was beaten in the semifinals this year by Naomi Osaka in straight sets.

The Australian Open website said on Wednesday the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne “on the advice of her medical team.” compete, ”Williams told the website. “Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing AO every year. I will miss the fans, but I am delighted to come back and compete at my highest level. ” Novak Djokovic was on the men’s list in the front row, indicating he will play at Melbourne Park from January 17. despite Australia’s strict regulations requiring all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Djokovic has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months, despite being included in the Serbian squad for the ATP Cup which begins January 1 in Sydney last week.

The nine-time Australian Open champion is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Nadal is also signed up for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 17, but Federer skips the tournament as he continues to recover from surgery.

Daniil Medvedev, who ended Djokovic’s one-calendar-year Grand Slam bid with a victory in the US Open final, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev feature above No.6 Nadal, who does not play for Spain in the ATP Cup.

Ash Barty tops the women’s entry list and will continue her quest to end a long drought for Australians at the tournament. No Australian has won the singles title since Chris O’Neil in 1978.

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said on Monday she would take a mental break from tennis and not compete early next season, including the Australian Open.

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The fight for the independents – The Royal Gazette

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Created: Dec 08, 2018 2021 08:00

Intimidating perspective: independent candidates in the 2012 general elections on the steps of Parliament. From left to right, Cornell Fubler, Gershwyn Smith, Roderick Simons, Cindy Swan, who has spoken on behalf of her husband, Kim Swan, David W Burch and David Petty. None succeeded in the general election that followed

The Bermuda independents issue continues to surface from time to time. Mainly online, and often in reaction to the politics of the day, making it difficult to determine if there is a serious and growing groundswell for such a change or if it is just the fanciful expression of ‘a shared romantic notion.

I am inclined to believe that it is more the last than the first.

There is little evidence that concrete action is being taken. Without surprise. It will take hard work. Voters will need to be convinced that a set of Independents will serve us and Bermuda better and more effectively than what we have now, which is essentially a choice between two political parties and which one they put forward for election.

The irony is that the move to independents will also require organization and coordination – two of the very attributes that are a distinguishing but key characteristic of political parties and that help determine their success, or not, at the polls.

Does that sound intimidating? That is – in the absence of more widespread political will to make it happen.

First, there is the weight of history. The advent of political parties in Bermuda in the 1960s and their organization led to long overdue advances on many critical fronts. The change followed when Bermuda moved from representative government to responsible government under the 1968 (and current) Constitutional Order. Progress was made possible in large part by a simple organizational push, first through the training of the PLP and, lastly, by the UBP in response.

This brings us to the second point. Organization is also necessary to run a government. Political parties, for all their imperfections, have on the whole proved to be effective decision-makers. It is a force that should not be overlooked or taken lightly.

Take the current pandemic, for example. There were some tough decisions that had to be made, and made quickly, and they were. This proved to be a defining period for the administration of the PLP. Yes, there was dissent in the face of these decisions, as well as staunchly disgruntled voters who saw their divergent views as uninfluenced or voiceless, and therefore unrepresented. But the circumstances of Covid-19 demanded the opposite: a unified approach.

The strength of responsible government was thus underlined. The downside was also pointed out. But how a loose collection or network of independents might have reacted under similar circumstances will remain a matter of conjecture.

Of course, a serious and early assembly is needed to make this even possible – and long before an election takes place. Here I’m going to borrow a line from the comedic George Carlin, a caustic wit but delicious in his day. “If you can’t beat them,” he said, “arrange to make them beat. “

Not easy that. Both parties are fairly well anchored in our political and parliamentary structure. It is difficult to imagine a position being abandoned or ceded.

This does not mean that there cannot be change, even from within. It will be up to individual members to begin to chart a new course.

I think of the words of the 18th century political philosopher Edmund Burke, who was also a member of the House of Commons for 30 years. He was a conservative, yes, but also an abolitionist, ahead of his time, who was not afraid to reverse the whip of his party. He even went so far as to introduce a bill prohibiting slave owners from sitting in the Commons.

Here is what he had to say to his constituents about his role as MP: “Your representative owes you not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. . “

Imagine that, if you can. Surely, and ultimately, like so many things in life, it’s all about balance.

A little postscript this week on the Senate where there are three so-called independents. They are called that because they are not required to follow a party line. The question has been raised as to whether there is a line of Government House, each of them before their nomination to the governor of the day. I am not aware. But I am aware of several occasions when they did not vote as a bloc.

There were also those rare occasions when they joined with the three opposition members in defeating a government bill, a cannabis law and before that the municipalities. Another comes to mind as well: It was in the 1990s, when a similar alliance thwarted the government’s legislative plan for telecommunications reform. The underlying idea then was that the Bermuda market was too small to compete and cell phones would not be successful. I am not joking.

Checks and balances are all well and good, but cases like these raise the question of whether it is fair that an unelected body can thwart a democratically elected government, even if not for more. one year.

Laguna Phuket wins back sporting events

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PHUKET, December 8, 2021: Laguna Phuket is celebrating the return of international events and sports tourism by hosting three major beach volleyball championships.

Athletes and officials from five continents travel to Phuket’s main integrated resort for a trio of tournaments held at Angsana Laguna Phuket, the five-star beachfront resort specializing in outdoor activities.

The 2021 AVC Beach Volleyball Asian Senior Championships saw athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries compete on the beach outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The resort is part of the Laguna Phuket complex which sprawls over 1,000 acres of parkland and beachfront on Phuket’s west coast, where two beach volleyball tournaments are taking place this month after a major tournament ended November.

The recent 2021 AVC Senior Asian Beach Volleyball Championships took place from November 23-27, 2021, bringing together athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries – Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Kazakhstan , Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Iran – to compete on the soft sands outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship is currently taking place at the resort until December 11, 2021, and the FIVB Beach Volleyball U20 World Championship will take place from December 14 to 16, 2021. These two global events have featured 28 men’s teams and 28 women’s teams from 48 countries and five continents!

The high-energy beach volleyball tournaments show Laguna Phuket’s ability to stage high-level sporting events.

Sports tourism has helped put Phuket on the world map in recent years, and it will play a key role in the island’s recovery in the post-pandemic era. The recent SMASH IT webinar, co-produced by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, learned how the Phuket Sandbox initiative has given the island a “first-mover advantage” and enabled it to capitalize on the return of sporting events.

Phuket will also host Asian Tour golf tournaments this year, and the Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon are set to return in 2022. With many of these competitions televised in multiple countries, Phuket is likely to become even more attractive to guests of around the world in search of healthier ways to live and travel.

Phuket was the first destination in Southeast Asia to reopen safely to international visitors when it launched the Phuket Sandbox program in July 2021. Laguna Phuket has been instrumental in the success of the initiative, creating a series of “Safe Haven” packages in its collection of seven SHA Certified Plus Hotels and Resorts and partnering with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to open a PCR testing center in its Canal Village.

“Phuket is a global hub for sports tourism. With the island’s exceptional infrastructure, year-round outdoor climate and world-class hospitality, we have proven that we can host events of any size, from small groups of active travelers to major international competitions. Laguna Phuket is at the heart of this area, so we are delighted to have been able to welcome the AVB and FIVB back to the island for these important tournaments. I am confident this will help revive Phuket’s tourism industry in 2022 and beyond,” said Ravi Chandran, CEO of Laguna Resorts & Hotels.

IOC unable to give certainties as Peng Shuai worries

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After five weeks of concern over the safety of tennis player Peng Shuai in China, the International Olympic Committee said it could not give any certainty on her case.

The IOC’s two video calls with the Grand Slam doubles champion are the only reported contacts Peng has had with people outside of China since November 2, when she posted on social media alleging that she ‘she had been sexually assaulted by a former senior Communist Party official.

Critics claimed the IOC was allowing a cover-up by China ahead of the state-backed plan to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.

The IOC faced more questions about Peng on Tuesday at its first press conference since the Women’s Tennis Association, which could not speak to him, suspended all of its tournaments in China.

“We cannot provide you with absolute certainty on anything,” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said on Tuesday. “All we can do is do our best in the process that we believe is in the best interests of the athlete’s well-being.” The Olympic body has repeatedly cited its policy of “quiet diplomacy” as the most likely to be successful with China, whose leader has met and spoken directly with IOC President Thomas Bach since Beijing was chosen as host in 2015.

Bach participated in the first video call with three-time Olympian Peng on November 21. The call lasted 30 minutes and also involved IOC China members and an athlete representative.

The IOC was criticized after the two video calls for failing to provide any video footage or transcripts of the conversations, fueling doubts that Peng was able to speak or travel freely.

“We can’t give assurances and we don’t know all the facts,” Adams said, pointing to a promise from both sides that Peng and Bach would meet for a dinner in Beijing in January. “It’s a full roadmap to at least try to keep in touch and see where she is.” The WTA’s position on China was taken after speaking with current and former players, and was publicly supported last week by Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic.

On social media, the hashtag WhereIsPengShuai has become a trend and has won the support of tennis greats such as Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer.

When asked on Tuesday why Peng hadn’t spoken to tennis players or WTA executives, Adams said, “Obviously I can’t answer because I really don’t know.” Bach did not attend the online press conference, but German news agency dpa published an interview with the Olympic leader on Tuesday.

“And I can assure you that all aspects of this matter are being discussed with the Chinese side,” Bach said, noting “talks with Chinese sports organizations and official bodies.” Senior IOC member overseeing Beijing’s Olympic preparations, Juan Antonio Samaranch, answered questions and said “it was necessary to be discreet”. “We must respect his desire for discretion also at this very difficult time in his life. And we will, ”Samaranch said at the press conference.

The IOC has repeatedly avoided using words that directly refer to Peng’s claims or the possibility that she has restricted his freedom. Instead, statements after the video calls only cited “his situation.”

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The American cyclist Birch exchange its velodrome against space

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Eleven times American national champion, Christina Birch changes velodrome to undertake a journey which, she hopes, will take her to the moon. Birch’s drastic change in leadership comes after being selected for NASA’s Astronaut Class of 2021, which will see her embark on a two-year training course for the Artemis missions in Houston, TX.

“I’m super excited to be a 2021 astronaut candidate. It’s still a bit surreal for me,” Birch, two-time Pan American champion, said in a USA Cycling statement. “It probably wasn’t until I put on the blue flight suit for the first time that it started to become real.”

Birch was on the long list for the Tokyo Olympics and submitted her candidacy as she prepared at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. “I filled out my application online before heading back to the track for some really hard work with the team,” she said.

“After the Olympic selection, I had a few talks at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Each one left me feeling like it was best for me and what I wanted to do.” Birch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, was selected along with nine other applicants from among 12,500 applicants.

“It’s kind of a dream. You hold your breath throughout the application process, hoping you get there,” she added. “I met so many amazing people during the interview process. Everyone is incredibly qualified. So I really feel like I won the lottery.”

Birch said the intense physical demands of her years of cycling training will come in handy for a trip she hopes will end on the International Space Station. “I think having a lot of comfort and familiarity in unfamiliar difficult processes, and still delivering 100% even when you are tired, these are lessons that I have learned as a rider that will serve me very well as a rider. that candidate, ”she said. noted.

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New program to simplify customs procedures for sporting events early next year

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* Abu Samra border post will witness an integrated maintenance project: President of the GAC

General Customs Authority (GAC) Chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Jamal said the authority has launched an integrated maintenance project for the Abu Samra border post, which will run until September. next year, to cover all the requirements of the tourism and trade sectors. before the start of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the second supply chain management conference on Tuesday, al-Jamal also revealed that the authority was about to launch a special program for the management of the supply chain. sporting events, the most important of which is the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 2022, and declared it to be an exceptional program and considered the first of its kind in the organization and management of major sporting events.
He explained that the program, which will be officially announced early next year, will aim to simplify all customs procedures through a window in which all relevant authorities, inside and outside Qatar, will be processed in coordination with the Supreme Court. Committee for Delivery and Inheritance.
He added that the authority has a set of other new programs that will be announced on International Customs Day, which falls on January 26.
On the other hand, al-Jamal noted that the electronic services of the General Customs Authority are constantly evolving and customer service has become mainly electronic through the authority’s website or the Al Nadeeb system, which represents a qualitative leap for Customs in terms of using the best of modern technology for development, whether in devices or software, systems and databases.
He stressed the importance of the conference and said that after the global impact of Covid-19 had lessened, there was a growing global demand for goods and services. In this regard, he added, Qatar strives to secure supply and supply chains and meet all necessary needs in this regard through a set of strategic plans and continuous coordination. between the GAC and other relevant authorities, especially in light of the country’s future benefits, including the 2022 Qatar Football World Cup.

Reuters sports news summary | Sports games

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Miami Sacks Coach Manny Diaz; Mario Cristobal leaves Oregon

Miami announced the sacking of head coach Manny Diaz on Monday as the Hurricanes finalized a contract with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal. Diaz, 47, has guided Miami to a 7-5 (5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) record this season and is 21-15 in three years at the helm.

China’s winter sports industry hopes Olympics bring white gold

China’s snow sports industry is basing its hopes on people like Shi Haoping, 32, who takes to the slopes to unwind from his job as the head of an online education business. “It’s such a physical activity that it takes the pressure off for me,” said Shi as he took a break from snowboarding at Thaiwoo Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou, not far from where several Games events will be held. Winter Olympics in February.

Golf-Olesen grabbed woman’s chest and urinated on plane seat, court says

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on a British Airways flight from the United States to London in 2019, a court heard Monday. Ryder Cup winner denies charges of sexual assault, beating and drunkenness on a plane.

Tennis-Canada’s Andreescu out of Australian Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will not play at the Australian Open next month following a difficult period brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, the former US Open champion said on Monday. Andreescu, 21, said the time spent self-isolating in quarantined hotels had taken its toll on her mentally and physically and that she didn’t feel like herself during training and games.

NBA summary: Donovan Mitchell propels the Jazz ahead of the Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-108 victory over hosts Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Rudy Gobert collected 20 rebounds and five blocks for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points while Rudy Gay scored 15 points and eight rebounds.

Horse racing and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies of heart attack

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who failed a drug test after this year’s race, died of a heart attack Monday after a workout at a California racetrack, a lawyer said from the trainer of the horse. Medina Spirit, who stormed the house under jockey John Velazquez to finish first by a half length at the Kentucky Derby in May and give coach Bob Baffert a record-breaking seventh victory in the Run for the Roses of $ 3 million, collapsed after a workout in Santa Anita Park.

Boxing-Tommy Fury withdraws from Jake Paul battle on medical grounds

Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, said on Monday he was forced to withdraw from his next fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul due to a serious lung infection and a rib broken. Tommy was scheduled to face Paul on December 18 in Tampa, Florida. He won on the undercard of Paul’s fight in August against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

US authorities boycott Beijing Olympics for “atrocities” against human rights

The United States will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s human rights “atrocities”, the White House said on Monday after Beijing threatened to unspecified “countermeasures” against any diplomatic boycott. President Joe Biden said last month he was considering such a boycott amid criticism of China’s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against Muslim minorities in its region. western Xinjiang.

German Olympic group urges IOC to investigate Peng’s safety

The independent German organization of elite athletes has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide evidence of the safety of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and called for an independent investigation into her situation. Peng’s location has become a matter of international concern https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/china-editor-says-he-does-not-think-peng-faces-retribution-2021-11 -19 following a public absence of nearly three weeks after posting a message on social media in early November alleging that former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.

NFL roundup: Lions earn first TD win in final game

Jared Goff completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the last game of the game and the Detroit Lions entered the winning column with a 29-27 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings. Sunday. Goff had 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (1-10-1), who amassed 75 yards in 14 games after wasting a 14-point lead. St. Brown recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 86 yards. Jamaal Williams had 71 yards on 17 carries.

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Four must-see winter sports events

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Posted: 12/06/2021 18:22:12 PM

With much of winter sports over, the ‘four things’ series ends with a look at a combination of sports.

The combination of swimming and diving, skiing and gymnastics in one story is due to the fact that each of the sports has a shorter season than the sports previously played and fewer events for the competition. The capital area is well represented in all of the aforementioned activities, especially on the slopes.

If you’ve missed any of the previous pieces in the series including: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Ice Hockey, and Wrestling, they’re all available on the To watch website to stay ahead of the winter schedule.

NH Coaches’ Series, Jan. February 22 and 12

Perhaps the largest Nordic skiing event in the state, the NH Coaches Series is a two-part event where the state’s public and private schools compete against each other in the most authentic form of a national championship. ‘State. Area schools such as Concord, Bow, Hopkinton and Kearsarge are showing competitive results year after year and will look to do the same again. The first race takes place at White Mountain High School and the second at Plymouth High School.

NHIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. February 12 and 13

Once again, the Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Salem Workout Club over a two-day period. The Division II teams will go head to head on the first meeting and area schools such as Bow, John Stark, Merrimack Valley and Bishop Brady will swim to a title. Concord as the only Division I school in the area will swim on the latter date.

Archery meet, Jan. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Roughly a month before the state championship meet, however, is one of the few regular season meetings where a large number of area schools will compete against each other. The Falcons are the host school of the Concord YMCA and will face Concord, Bishop Brady, Belmont, Pembroke and Merrimack Valley, among others.

State Gymnastics Meeting, February 12

Even though only one school in the area has an officially sanctioned gymnastics team – Coe-Brown – there are many schools that offer at least one gymnast in independent programs and have a chance to compete for a state championship. The most recent state champion from an area school is Julia Riordan of Bow, who won in 2003.

Drake pulls out of Grammy race

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Canadian rapper Drake withdrew from the Grammy Awards on Monday, withdrawing his two nominations for the highest musical accolades, sources close to the musician said. Drake, 35, earned two Grammy nominations last month in rap – best rap album for “Certified Lover Boy” and best rap performance for his song “Way 2 Sexy”.

The sources said the request to withdraw the review was made by the rapper and his management, but gave no reason for the decision. The Recording Academy website was updated on Monday to remove Drake’s nominations from the Grammy list, the sources said. Drake, whose “Certified Lover Boy” was one of the best-selling albums of 2021, has a controversial relationship with the Grammys.

Last year, he criticized the Grammys for completely excluding fellow Canadian The Weeknd from his nominations list. In 2019, Drake declined to perform at the ceremony, then criticized the awards show from the stage. “I want you to know that we play in a sport based on opinion and not on facts,” he said as accepting the Grammy for his single “God’s Plan”.

“It’s a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a Spanish fly from New York or whoever else,” said added Drake. Grammy nominations are chosen by the members of the Recording Academy and voted on by the members. Jazz musician Jon Batiste https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/jon-batiste-leads-grammy-nominations-with-11-justin-bieber-gets-eight-2021-11-23 led the nominations this year with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 31.

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Former England coach Darren Gough appointed Yorkshire county general manager

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The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) announced on Monday the appointment of Darren Gough as Interim Yorkshire Cricket Managing Director, initially until the end of the 2022 season. Yorkshire said given recent events, the board of directors decided to appoint Gough to ensure immediate continuity and stability.

Working with the club, one of Darren’s immediate priorities will be overseeing the recruitment of a new team of coaches. “Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been a part of my life since I started in cricket when I made my debut in 1989, and I have spent 15 happy years at the club. Like many, I have followed the way whose club has treated recent allegations of racism with sadness and anger, ”said Darren Gough in a statement posted on the Yorkshire CCC website.

“I want to play my part in rebuilding cricket in Yorkshire and look forward to working with the exceptionally talented group of players here. I am also aware of my wider responsibility to listen to everyone and make sure may everyone associated with this club feel welcome, instilling the values ​​we want to associate with the White Rose: honesty, outspokenness, hard work, integrity and excellence. ”I share Lord Patel’s vision for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and collective determination to face the problems series of positive actions. Change won’t happen overnight, but I’m sure we can make Headingley roar again, “he added.

Gough, the former England coach, played county cricket for Yorkshire and he won 453 first-class wickets in 15 years with the club. Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Darren back to the club and are very happy that he has accepted the post.

“As a former club captain, Darren’s impact on the Yorkshire and England sides has been tremendous as a player. His infectious enthusiasm and will to win will be so great that we aim to be them. better on and off the pitch, ”he added. . During his national career, Gough played county cricket for Yorkshire for 15 years, a leader and talisman for the team. He was a member of the 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship and, after captaining Essex, returned to captain Yorkshire in 2007 and 2008 before retiring at the end of the season 2008. (ANI)

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Soccer-Chelsea can settle things ‘right away’: Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has no doubts his side can sort out their problems quickly if they focus on the details after a 3-2 loss to West Ham United over the weekend took them from first to third in the Premier League. “There is no need to question the big picture and no major doubts,” Tuchel said on the club’s website. “In my opinion… it’s all about the details. That’s why I think we can sort it out right away.

“Nobody wants to make mistakes, but it won’t help if we just say, ‘Hey, don’t make mistakes anymore. “We have to be better at decision-making at crucial times … so that we can have clean sheets or concede as much as possible.” The German added that he made a mistake in squeezing Romelu Lukaku off the bench at half-time in place of injured Kai Havertz, claiming the Belgian striker lacked physical form for the game.

Lukaku did not play for more than a month after being sidelined by an ankle injury, and only played briefly against Manchester United and Watford. “It’s my fault. I don’t think he’s physically ready for 45 minutes, but we still decided to bring him to his size because we lost Kai,” he added. “Kai was instrumental in defending the set pieces which is a huge threat from West Ham.”

Chelsea face Russians Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday in their final Champions League group stage game. Chelsea have advanced to the round of 16 but are tied by 12 points with Juventus at the top of Group H.

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Arunachal to provide budget support to promote sporting events: Khandu

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Attending the closing ceremony of “Adi Sports Fest-2021” in Pasighat, the seat of the East Siang district, Khandu said the state government, from its next budget, will retain sufficient funds to organize events. such events, according to an official statement.

“We have extremely talented young people. We are committed to producing athletes capable of competing at the highest level and the sports department has been tasked with developing a roadmap, ”said the Chief Minister.

Appreciating the youth wing of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) for the “unique” initiative of coming up with the concept of a sports festival and carrying it out successfully in a grand manner, the chief minister said, all Community organizations should follow the principles of ABK. Example.

The Adis are one of the most populous indigenous tribal communities in the state with various sub-tribes. Welcoming the theme of the event – “Say no to drugs,” the chief minister said sport has the potential to keep young people away from drugs.

Claiming that the state government is determined to tackle drug abuse, Khandu however said that government alone cannot tackle vice and win it. Khandu also appreciated the Women’s Wing of ABK, which has been at the forefront of the war on drug addiction in areas inhabited by Adi.

“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow who will run the state. We have to nurture them with care and show them a proper path to keep them away from vices like drug addiction, ”he said.

Referring to drug rehabilitation centers, including the one in Pasighat, Khandu admitted the need to renovate their infrastructure with appropriate facilities for inmates. He assured that the government would improve the infrastructure of these detoxification centers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Khandu said that as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Siang River Festival will be held in Pasighat on December 19 in a grand manner.

The monthly review meeting with all deputy commissioners will also be held in Pasighat, the chief minister said. About 600 participants from across the Adi belt take part in the very first Adi Sports Fest 2021.

The Adi Belt includes East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, and parts of the Lower Dibang Valley districts.

With PTI inputs.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 6-12, 2021

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James Harden and Kevin Durant lead the Brooklyn Nets in Houston | Courtesy of Brooklyn Nets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 6 through Sunday, December 12, 2021.

This week, the Rockets welcome two of the greatest teams in the NBA, including a beloved and bearded future Hall of Famer and the reigning NBA champions. Toyota Center.

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

Top 4 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of exciting hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Bembem Devi congratulates Kerala government on hosting National Women’s Football Championships

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Bembem Devi, the first Indian footballer to be associated with Padma Shri, praised the Kerala government for doing its part for women’s football by hosting its national championship.

The tournament takes place at four venues – the Municipal Stadium, Kuthuparamba, EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Calicut University, Kozhikode and Calicut Medical College Kozhikode – from November 28 to December 9.

Bembem Devi, who is the head coach of his state, Manipur, said: “ I am delighted to see that the government of Kerala has taken this initiative to host the Senior Women’s National Championships this year in order to develop the women’s football. “The facilities, the hospitality that the players receive is commendable. I also want to thank the AIFF who supported the government of Kerala for hosting the tournament so easily and moving Indian football forward together, ” she told the Indian Football Federation website. She added: “Every year many young girls participate in the trials for Kerala National Camp as there is huge potential for women’s football in the state.” Recently Gokulam Kerala FC participated in the championship AFC clubs. , which was the only Indian club to play in the top level continental competition. Manipur, with 20 titles, is presented as the favorite. This season, the Northeast State is placed in Group A. They beat Daman & Diu 5-0, Pondicherry 12-0 and Meghalaya 4-0 in the group stage.

She also praised the football culture in her state. “Manipur has been the defending champion for the past two years. This year, too, I want them to win. As a coach, I always advise my players to respect their opponents and not to think they are weak. We aim to win every game and be champions this season as well.

“Each Manipur player gives 100 percent on the pitch. It’s a very competitive tournament, and I want the girls to give their best every day and make Manipur proud, “she explained.

Bembem Devi has always supported young girls to play this sport and urges every parent to let their children learn the sport. “During the season I have seen a lot of young and fresh faces, and I am happy to see that 32 states in 8 groups have participated which is good for the development of women’s football in India. It’s also so nice to see parents encouraging their daughters to play this sport and not sit in their villages to get married. This state of mind was essential in every state to develop the sport in the years to come. ” She also thanked the federation for organizing many friendly matches for the national team in preparation for the Asian Cup. the AFC, which the country will host in January-February next year. .

” The AIFF has been working hard to organize so many friendlies ahead of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup. I am delighted to see the girls playing against the best teams in the world, and these matches from the United Arab Emirates and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil will surely help the girls to develop for the next tournament.

“I wish them all the best for their 2022 AFC Asian Cup India. I hope they make the country proud,” she concluded.

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Women’s tennis position in China could be unique and cost millions

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WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not intend to lead the way for the sport in China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there due to concerns about the welfare of former doubles Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai.

And based on early reactions Thursday to the groundbreaking stance of the WTA, including the International Olympic Committee – which is set to open the Beijing Winter Games in two months – as well as the men’s tennis tour and the International Tennis Federation , no one seems too eager to follow adapting to the types of stocks that would come with a real financial blow.

” I am not trying to send a message to other sports bodies or to influence their decisions or to evaluate their decisions. This is a WTA decision that has affected the WTA athlete and our fundamentals, ” Simon said during a video call with the Associated Press on Wednesday. And I think it goes beyond that, into obviously something very, very globally sensitive for women, in general. So as the leading women’s sports organization, and having a direct effect on that, we are focusing on that.

“Now, I will encourage everyone who has supported us so far – and those who have not – to continue speaking out and talking about this very important topic. But as to what to do for their business interests and for their reasons, they have to make their own decisions. And I’m not trying to influence that. ” The WTA is the first sports body to publicly and directly challenge China’s authoritarian government, which is a source of billions of revenue in sports based elsewhere, like the Olympics, the tennis, the NBA and golf.

Audrye Wong, a political scientist who studies Chinese politics at the University of Southern California, is skeptical of Simon’s group company.

“It is a courageous and laudable move by the WTA, but I doubt that many other sports organizations or companies will follow in the footsteps of the WTA,” Wong wrote in an email to the AP.

One indication came from the tennis world in statements released Thursday by the ITF, which oversees Grand Slam tournaments and other events around the world, and the CEO of the Men’s ATP Tour: neither one nor the another made no mention of China or the suspension of the WTA.

Wong said Chinese citizens could be asked to boycott foreign tennis-related products – and it’s possible the WTA’s decision could lead to more political repression.

“Unfortunately, the foreign pressure will also increase the fears of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) that social movements such as #MeToo pose a threat to the stability of the regime and must be cracked down more harshly,” she wrote.

Peng, 35, a three-time Olympian and former No.1-ranked doubles player was removed from the public eye after making sexual assault allegations a month ago against Zhang Gaoli, who retired from the Committee in 2018. Politburo, the height of political power in China.

His accusations, posted on social media, were wiped from the tightly censored Chinese internet within half an hour. Peng then disappeared from public view. The first #MeToo case to reach the political realm in China was not reported by national media; the online discussion on this subject has been heavily censored.

Indeed, it seems few in the country are aware of Peng’s claims or the fallout – or why they might see less tennis there next season.

Simon – who noted that he had the full support of the WTA board, players, tournaments and sponsors – said the tour would not host events in China until the government will not have agreed to conduct a full investigation into Peng’s allegations and will offer the WTA a chance to contact her directly. He said that could extend beyond 2022.

There are around 10 WTA tournaments a year in China, including the season-ending tour finals, which are expected to be held there for a decade.

“I don’t know how to give you a number on the actual effect, but it will definitely be millions of dollars. And, you know, time will tell, depending on what presents itself to us, how deep and how far it goes. I’ll just say it’s important, that’s for sure. This is going to be important, ” Simon told the AP. And this is something that we will have to deal with and go through. But I’m confident we’ll find a way to manage and work our way through it. There was barely a reaction from the Chinese government on Thursday to the WTA’s decision. Asked about the tournament’s suspension and Peng’s safety, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin declined to speak.

“We are always firmly opposed to acts that politicize sport,” Wang told reporters at a daily briefing.

The IOC announced on Thursday that it had organized a second appeal with Peng; there was also one on November 21. In either case, the IOC did not release any audio, video or transcripts, explain how the contact was organized, or say whether there had been any discussion of Peng’s sexual assault allegations.

The IOC said it “would keep in regular contact with her and had already agreed to a personal meeting in January,” shortly before the start of the lucrative Beijing Games on February 4.

After the IOC’s initial call with Peng, Mary Gallagher, Chinese expert at the University of Michigan, said, “The IOC’s response is not convincing to anyone except the Chinese government, which is the entity that he most needs to please. Diana Fu, who teaches at the University of Toronto and studies state control in China, said any communication Peng has had so far was likely scripted. it could act as a catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

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BBL: England point guard Tymal Mills joins Perth Scorchers

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Perth Scorchers announced the signing of England leader Tymal Mills on Thursday ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Big Bash League (BBL) season. Mills will fill the void in the Perth squad left by compatriot England Brydon Carse, who was excluded from the flagship event after suffering a serious knee injury last month.

Scorchers head coach Adam Voges is thrilled to have Mills’ remarkable experience and versatility ahead of BBL’s debut. “We’re really excited to bring Tymal in after Brydon’s unfortunate injury. To be able to have someone of Tymal’s caliber – we’ve seen the impact he’s had for England in the World Cup and its The past 12 to 24 months have been exceptional, ”Voges said on the Perth Scorchers website.

“He’s a world-class performer, and he will obviously be very important for us at the end of the heats. In the death overs I can see him and AJ Tye being a really good combination,” he added. A thigh injury had prematurely ended Mills’ T20 World Cup shortly before this year’s semifinals.

The 29-year-old left gunsmith is delighted to be a part of Perth’s talented squad and play in what he has described as one of the “big competitions” in the world. “When they first got in touch I was extremely excited. It’s a great franchise with great players,” said Mills.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to play in great competitions, and when you join a new franchise it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and come in with a great group of guys,” he said. he added. The Perth Scorchers will open their BBL 11 campaign against Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium on December 8. (ANI)

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BBL: former Australian coach Gurinder Sandhu returns to Sydney Thunder

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Former Australian ODI coach Gurinder Sandhu has joined the Sydney Thunder ahead of the next Big Bash League (BBL) season. The 28-year-old fast bowler said joining the club where his BBL journey began after spending last summer with the Sydney Sixers was “awesome” and an opportunity that “turned him on”.

“Every time I think of home I think of the Thunder, it’s great to be back here. Family, friends, that’s where everyone comes from for me, personally,” Sandhu said on the Sydney Thunder website. “If I think of home, I think of West Sydney; if I think of West Sydney, I think of home; I think of Sydney Thunder, I think of home – it all connects very well. good.

“It’s awesome. That’s where my Big Bash adventure started in BBL | 02. I’m very, very excited,” he added. Sandhu returns to Thunder after spending last summer with the championship-winning Sydney Sixers. He described his time with Thunder rivals as giving his best.

“It was different, especially going to the Sixers who had been my rivals, and for the Thunder Nation. It was very different, a little weird, but like you do, you play for this team at the time. , and you give it your all; 100 percent commitment, “said Sandhu. Sydney Thunder coach Trevor Bayliss said the fast bowler has proven why he will be a key part of the team.

“I know Gurinder is happy to be home, he’s very passionate about the Thunder Nation. He’s done extremely well for Queensland this summer, and everyone knows he’s determined to do the same for Thunder. “said Bayliss. (ANI)

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Injured Spurs defender Cristian Romero ruled out until early 2022

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Tottenham Hotspur FC head coach Antonio Conte confirmed on Wednesday that Cristian Romero will be out until early next year with a hamstring injury. The center-back raised the issue during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on November 16. “This is not good news,” Antonio said on the club’s official website after training on Wednesday.

The north London-based side are set for a Premier League home clash against Brentford on Thursday night. “The injury is serious. I don’t know at the moment but, for sure, he won’t play in 2021, and we will have to wait until January, February. It’s a shame, because he is an important player for us. We are going to check him week after week, but he needs time. We have a lot of confidence in our medical field, our physiotherapists and doctors, and we will try to get him back as soon as possible, “added the coach.

Giovani Lo Celso also returned from international service with an injury. He has improved but remains on the sidelines for Brentford. “His situation is totally different,” said Antonio. “I think after the Brentford game maybe he will be with us in training. He started having sessions on the pitch, not with the team, with a physical trainer,” he said. He underlines. On Sunday, Spurs’ game against Burnley was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

With snow continuing to fall at Turf Moor with less than an hour to go, the amount of snow on the pitch was deemed too great for the match to be played. (ANI)

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Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events | News, Sports, Jobs

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BERNE, Switzerland — Olympic officials in Switzerland on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the staging of World Cup events in winter sports.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s red list must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect against COVID-19 and the aggressive omicron variant.

The red list now includes Canada, where alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – currently compete in Lake Louise. They are to travel next door to Switzerland for two super-G races in St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible”, said Jurg Stahl, president of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also due to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross racing in Arosa within the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic has warned of the difficulties associated with the current rules for athletes who “can no longer practice their profession”, as well as sports clubs and the wider economy, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks’ notice of the 2021 Winter World University Games based in Lucerne.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were expected to arrive for competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic wanted to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

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Children cannot cross the Nova Scotia border for sporting events

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New rules put in place to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among children during cultural events

Children 11 and under in Nova Scotia will have to wait until the New Year to participate in sporting and cultural events outside the province due to new travel restrictions.

The restrictions take effect immediately. They also apply to children traveling in the province. Nova Scotia organizations, businesses and individuals cannot host sporting, artistic and cultural events that include children under the age of 11.

The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr Robert Strang, said children can continue to travel from province to province for regular practices and classes as they are at a lower risk of transmission as they interact with the same group.

“Putting these restrictions in place will allow children to stay in school and participate in these events in Nova Scotia until December,” Strang said on a teleconference Wednesday.

Children 11 and under from Nova Scotia can continue to attend these sporting and cultural events outside of the province as spectators.

“Being a spectator is a lot different than going to a tournament or a competition where there’s a lot more interaction, especially between kids that age,” Strang said. “There are a lot more opportunities for transmission if they actually participate in these types of activities. “

Strang said the move will help put another layer of protection on young Nova Scotians as they get vaccinated.

Immunizations for children under 11 in Nova Scotia began on Wednesday.

“As of Monday, more than 30% of this age cohort had already made an appointment,” Strang said. “We hope that as many children as possible in the 5 to 11 age group will receive their first dose of the vaccine before Christmas.”

Strang said supply would not be an issue.

Once the holiday season is over, the government will review immunization for children under 11 and reassess whether restrictions should remain.

“My intention would definitely be to remove this as soon as we can safely do so after the holiday season,” Strang said.

Strang said the restrictions are not part of the province’s response to the new omicron COVID-19 variant. He said they were put in place due to the current situation with the COVID-19 delta variant.

Nova Scotia reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

There are 16 cases in the north zone, 16 in the central zone and three in the west zone. There is a cluster of cases in a community located in the northern area.

There are 203 known active cases in the province. Fifteen people are hospitalized, including eight people in intensive care.

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Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events

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Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami competes in a Women's World Cup giant slalom ski race on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Killington, Vt. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami competes in a Women’s World Cup giant slalom ski race on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Killington, Vt. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

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Swiss Olympic officials on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt athletes and international officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the organization of winter sports World Cup events.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s red list must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect themselves against COVID-19 and the aggressive variant of omicron.

The Red List now includes Canada, where female alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – are currently competing in Lake Louise. They are expected to travel to the side of Switzerland for two super-G races in the high end of St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible,” said Jürg Stahl, chairman of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also expected to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross races in Arosa over the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic warned of the difficulties encountered by the current rules for athletes who “can no longer exercise their profession”, as well as for sports clubs and the economy at large, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks notice of the 2021 Lucerne-based World University Winter Games.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were due to arrive for the competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic is keen to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

Soccer-Liverpool and Arsenal great Kennedy dies at the age of 70

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Liverpool great Ray Kennedy, a key figure in the Merseyside club’s high-performing side in the 1970s, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, the club announced on Tuesday. Premier League team. Kennedy made over 300 appearances and scored 72 goals between 1974 and 1981 during a distinguished career for Liverpool. He helped them win five Premier League titles, three European Cups, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup, among other top honors.

Kennedy was first recruited as a striker from Liverpool, but was turned into a midfielder by manager Bob Paisley. “Liverpool are in mourning for former legendary player Ray Kennedy, who died at the age of 70,” Liverpool said in a statement https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/liverpool-fc-mourns-passing-ray-kennedy on their website.

“The last period of Kennedy’s career, and indeed the rest of his life, was affected by Parkinson’s disease.” Paisley wrote in his autobiography that Kennedy was “one of Liverpool’s greatest players and possibly the most underrated”.

Kennedy also spent five trophy-filled seasons at Arsenal, winning the FA Cup and Premier League in the 1971 double-season when his late header clinched a 1-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for seal the title. He made 17 appearances for England, scoring three goals, and played in the 1980 European Championship in Italy.

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UK economy could benefit from £ 4bn boost by hosting major sporting events, study finds

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  • British sport has identified 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host
  • 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and 2030 FIFA World Cup among the goals

The UK economy could be boosted by up to £ 4 billion (US $ 5.3 billion) by hosting major sporting events over the next decade, according to a new report.

UK Sport announced in May that it has booked 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host, including the 2030 FIFA World Cup and the 2025 women’s edition of the Rugby World Cup.

An Ernst & Young report, commissioned by UK Sport and the City of London Corporation, indicates that the economy could reap soft power, trade and investment benefits of up to £ 4 billion.

“The findings of this report clearly demonstrate the enormous value that major sporting events in the UK contribute to the economy,” said Simon Morton, COO of UK Sport.

“We can continue to leverage the undeniable value of major sporting events in the UK by entering into partnerships not only with the City of London, but also with the business and private sectors.

“Together, this will help us to further raise the nation’s global profile and generate significant social and economic benefits for the communities that act as host cities or villages. “

A feasibility study assessing the merits of a bid by UK and Ireland for the 2030 FIFA World Cup is underway, while England have been granted preferred bidder status for the World Cup women’s rugby tournament 2025.

Major events already secured include the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Rugby Union World Cup, both of which will take place next year.

How to Watch Live Sports Matches Online

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The world operates on many modes of entertainment and conversation, the power of sport of which we can never forget. Watching sports stimulates the brain in a positive way that can reshape the foundations of human society. Watching sport plays an important role on an individual level. It encourages people to stay active and alert. Watching sports is not limited to just one variation of it. Some might like to watch a cricket match; some might go ahead with exciting football, badminton or tennis. Whatever the sport, if you are an avid enthusiast, you will never like to miss the adrenaline rush.

The best experience comes from sitting in the stadium, watching your favorite athlete do their best. But this is not always possible. Experiencing a match while being physically present during the live action was a bit expensive and beyond our reach at the time. During such times, we all have a choice to watch it live on TV. But what about the times when even an ardent fan is taking care of housework, work, or maybe they’re stuck on a trip. Such doom scenarios could be well aided by the flourishing benefits of technology. You might be wondering what I’m talking about? Here i’m talking about how to watch sports matches live online.

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Did you notice anything? I’m talking about the dramatic shift in platform preferences that has occurred over the course of a decade. It used to be about waiting for the live broadcast on TVs, but now we can see how the growth in technology has strongly influenced the way we watch sport. How to Watch Live Sports Matches Online This can be a difficult task for many people, but here are some of the ways to stream a match live online:

  • From above (OTT): OTT or Over the top is one of the most recent technologies that allows live streaming of matches over the Internet. Previously, digital television content was broadcast over the Internet Protocol (IPTV). IPTV demanded several things which could create unwanted problems. A TV subscription, set-top box and some other technical steps to provide stable internet connectivity to every customer. Content has been restricted based on area availability. But with OTT, one could watch several sports channels according to their choice. The internet provides a hassle-free variant of the OTT platforms that allows live streaming of sports in real time. However, Stuffed.com reports on the legality, infringement, downtime of these websites to give users the option to watch their matches there or not in the safest way possible.
  • Checking Live Scores: Although our generation is blessed with live streaming and OTT, sometimes it can be difficult to watch a game live due to a busy schedule. You must be wondering what could be the alternative to watching a game live? Well, let me burst the bubble; If life gives you a busy schedule, take the time and search for the live scores of the match on Google. This way you will stay connected to the aura of live streaming and finish your mountainous job.

Speaking of sports, cricket is one of the most watched matches in the world these days due to the start of T20 matches. All over the world, people are becoming more curious than ten years ago. Sports such as football, hockey, tennis and badminton are also generally regarded with an equivalent sportsmanship.

Things you must have when opting for online sports streaming

  1. Strong Internet Connectivity:

The essential factor in streaming a match online is strong internet connectivity. A fluctuating network will hamper the live streaming process and ruin the entire experience of watching it live. On the contrary, a strong network will keep the live experience smooth and hassle-free.

  1. Compatible device:

Once you’ve successfully subscribed to a strong internet connection, it’s important to have a compatible device to stream the matches live. A good device will not heat up unnecessarily and give you a hassle-free experience.

  1. Can we watch it for free?

The answer is a big NO! We live in a world where nothing is free except the air we breathe. Watching any sport live online would require a minimum subscription fee. The OTT platform offers several sports channels with variations such as national, regional, local and even international sports channels. You must choose your package according to your needs.

  1. Good knowledge of technology:

Many people face problems when using modern technology. It will be better to understand the device and how live streaming works to have sound experience.

In summary :

Watching your favorite sports after a long, tiring day could act as a dopamine boost. Subscription to any OTT platform will be your travel companion, where you can watch your favorite sport and be in your magical world. It’s a world of possibilities; to explore!

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UK economy could get £ 4bn boost by hosting major sporting events – report

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The UK economy could be boosted by up to £ 4 billion by hosting major sporting events over the next decade, according to a new report.

UK Sport announced in May that it has booked 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host, including the 2030 Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

A report by Ernst and Young, commissioned by UK Sport and the City of London Corporation, indicates that the economy could reap soft power, trade and investment benefits of up to £ 4 billion.

“The findings of this report clearly demonstrate the enormous value that major sporting events in the UK contribute to the economy,” said Simon Morton, COO of UK Sport.

“We can continue to leverage the undeniable value of major sporting events in the UK by entering into partnerships not only with the City of London, but also with the business and private sectors.

“Together, this will help us further raise the nation’s global profile and generate significant social and economic benefits for the communities that act as host cities or villages. “

A feasibility study assessing the merits of a British and Irish candidacy for the 2030 Men’s Football World Cup is underway, while England has been granted preferred bidder status for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Major events already secured include the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Rugby Union World Cup, both of which will take place next year.

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Top 10 best sports games on Android

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Sport is fun on the court, on the green, or on the track, but it can also be fun on screen. There are many fun apps that let you play your favorite sports from the comfort of your sofa.

It can be difficult to know which games to download, but fear not. From bowling to boxing to baseball, here are 10 of the best sports games for Android.

Game Download cost Cost in the app (per item)
Bowling team To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
Boxing star To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
Darts of Fury To free $ 0.99 – $ 74.99
Basketball head To free $ 0.99 – $ 49.99
Football Manager Mobile 2021 $ 9.99 (free with Play Pass) $ 0.99 – $ 14.99
OK Golf $ 2.99 $ 0
Retro bowl To free $ 0.99 – $ 9.99
BASEBALL 9 To free $ 1.99 – $ 109.99
Tennis clash To free $ 0.99 – $ 149.99
UCF To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99

Bowling team

Bowling team title screen

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

Bowling Crew adds a unique touch to bowling while respecting tradition. There’s a fair amount of depth to the mechanics, but it’s still pretty easy to grasp. You can adjust the angle of your throw as well as the place on the track you throw. Players also have the option of adding a curve to their throw, just like in a real bowling alley.

You compete against other players in online matches. In these matches, you are playing short versions of bowling matches against another player. You can play using different types of bowling balls with different attributes and designs.

This game is free to download and play with in-app purchases. There is no energy system here, but you have to pay tokens (in-game currency) to be able to play matches.

Boxing star

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

Boxing Star is a fairly straightforward boxing game with disproportionate and cartoonish character designs. The gameplay is quite varied with the ability to dodge punches, through hooks and upset your opponent. There are also some special moves that you will need to avoid.

You can either play in campaign mode or challenge other people around the world in multiplayer matches. As you play these matches and level up, you will open boxes and earn items to help improve your character. As with most other games, you will have to wait to open these boxes.

There are no ads throughout the game, and you can progress without paying, but the opportunity is always there. You can buy Gold Bars to open boxes instantly, recover HP between turns, recover HP when knocked down, and more.

Darts of Fury

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 74.99
  • To install: google play

Darts of Fury takes the game of darts and makes it a major league sport. You play matches against other people online in a large stadium with a large audience. These matches are not only fun, but they are played with precise rules, which makes for an authentic experience.

A big part of the game is the ability to customize your darts. You can change different parts and aspects of your dart, such as the shape and color of the flight and the design of the grip. Buying different types of darts will give you different levels of accuracy.

You get the standard range of in-app purchases, VIP membership, in-game and premium currencies, and an energy system. Players can play up to five rounds before having to wait, but watching an advertisement will qualify for another round.

Basketball head

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 49.99
  • To install: google play

Head Basketball is one of the less conventional games on this list. It’s part sport, part beat ’em-up, it’s all crazy. Your character is just a head, two feet and two hands. You face another player on a 2D basketball court. In each match, you run back and forth to bounce the basketball into the opponent’s hoop.

This game is not aimed at authenticity at all because you can actually hit other players. You throw punches to disorient and stun your opponents; not to mention, there is actually blood. There are also special abilities that allow you to get deceptive hits with cool effects.

This game has in-app purchases, but they don’t interfere with the gameplay. You earn coins throughout the game, and you can buy them as well. You use them to improve your character and buy clothes.

Football Manager 2021 Mobile

  • Download cost: $ 9.99 (free with Google Play Pass)
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 14.99
  • To install: google play

Football Manager is one of the most detailed sports managers you can get on a mobile device. You take on the role of coach of your own football team. It’s your job to handle all the management tasks to bring your team to victory.

In the game, you’ll keep track of all players, handle legal and financial matters, name roles, and more. You can also watch a time-lapse version of football matches.

Football Manager 2021 Mobile is the mobile version of a full PC version so it costs money. It’ll set you back $ 9.99, but you can get it for free with Google Play Pass. There are add-ons that you can purchase from the store, but these are completely optional.

OK Golf

  • Download cost: $ 2.99
  • In-app cost: $ 0
  • To install: google play

OK Golf is one of the easiest and most casual golf simulators on the Google Play Store. You will not find any gadgets or bonuses in this game; just golf. You start right after choosing your city and choosing the course. After that you just play.

While this game is light on the extras, there are some secret holes you can find. If you stick the ball in a secret hole, it will take you to bonus courses. Along with that, you have online and offline multiplayer mode.

You can either get OK Golf for a one-time payment of $ 2.99 or for free with Google Play Pass. There are no in-app purchases, no ads to watch, and there is no energy system.

Retro bowl

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 9.99
  • To install: google play

Retro Bowl is a football simulator with a nostalgic twist. You take on the role of coach, and you have to manage your team to reap the victories. It’s your job to maintain the team, recruit new players and assign coordinators.

You participate in real matches and you play with simple touch controls; however, this is only when you are offensive. When the other team has the ball, the gameplay is automatically with text boxes telling about what’s going on.

There are no ads in Retro Bowl and there is no energy system. In-app purchases are kept to a minimum with the option to spend up to $ 10.00. The unlimited version with a team editor, weather system, and other features costs just $ 0.99.

BASEBALL 9

  • Download cost:
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 109.99
  • To install: google play

Despite its cartoonish appearance, BASEBALL 9 plays quite faithfully the current sport of baseball. Each game sees you play nine full innings as a batter and pitcher. There is even the possibility of having the game in overtime.

You get a lot of control in this game. First of all, you can customize your team from name to color of uniforms to team emblem. You can even add accessories to players to give them flair. These props also affect player stats.

BASEBALL 9 for free, but there is an energy system. This shouldn’t be a big deal as each game lasts a certain amount of time. Additionally, most in-game items cost gems, which are the premium currency.

Tennis clash

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 – $ 149.99
  • To install: google play

Tennis Clash is bringing tennis to the small screens, and it does a great job. You have a simple touch-and-swipe mechanic to control your character all over the field. Just tap where you want to run on the field, then swipe to hit the ball.

There are many ways to customize and improve your character. You can buy different tennis rackets, tennis racket grips, shoes and armbands to give you the edge in the game. You can also buy different players as you progress.

There are in-app purchases that can buy you gems and coins, but they don’t really hinder progress. Also, there is no energy system, so you can play unlimited rounds.

UFC

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

If you are looking for an authentic UFC fighting experience on your phone, you won’t do better than this app. EA’s UFC aims to deliver a true-to-form fighting experience, and it offers several aspects.

You go fight after fight to earn money and train your character at the same time. There are a variety of shots you can use like top shots, bottom shots, uppercuts, etc. You can also tackle the other player to the ground like in real UFC fights. As you progress, you will gain other types of attacks.

There are in-game purchases, but they don’t hinder progress. You can buy coins, gold, fighters, and energy with cash, but you don’t have to. There are also no in-game ads.

Swiss authorities warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events

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BERNE, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss Olympic officials on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the organization of winter sports World Cup events.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s Red List must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect against COVID-19 and the aggressive variant of omicron.

The Red List now includes Canada, where female alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – currently compete in Lake Louise. They are expected to travel to Switzerland’s side for two super-G races in the high end of St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible”, said Jürg Stahl, the president of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also expected to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross races in Arosa over the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic warned of the difficulties encountered by the current rules for athletes who “can no longer exercise their profession”, as well as for sports clubs and the economy at large, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks notice of the 2021 Lucerne-based World University Winter Games.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were due to arrive for the competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic is keen to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

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I have suffered color discrimination all my life: L Sivaramakrishnan

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Former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan said he had been “discriminated against on the basis of color” his entire life, including in his own country. Sivaramakrishnan, who played 9 tests and 16 ODIs for India, spoke about his experience of discrimination following the racism scandal that rocked English cricket.

“ I’ve been criticized and discriminated against my whole life, so it doesn’t bother me anymore. This is unfortunately happening in our own country, ” Sivaramakrishnan wrote on his Twitter account.

The former leg spinner, who was known for his prodigious trick and flight, was reacting to a Twitter post that hinted at the online trolling that commentators were facing.

Sivaramakrishnan is not the only Indian player to have spoken of discrimination. Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund also raised this question on social media in 2017.

In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Mukund, who has taken part in 7 tryouts for India, said: “I have traveled a lot inside and outside our country since I was old. from 15 years old. Ever since I was young, people’s obsession with my skin color has always been a mystery to me. “He added in the statement:” Anyone who follows cricket would understand the obvious. I have played and I trained day after day in the sun and not once did I regret having tanned or lost a few shades.

It’s just because I love what I’m doing and I was able to achieve some things just because I spent hours outside. I’m from Chennai which is probably one of the hottest places in the country and have happily spent most of my adult life on the cricket pitch. racial discrimination.

England cricket recently found itself in the center of a storm as former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq testified about the racial discrimination he faced in a parliamentary hearing.

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Major sporting events in Houston: November 29 to December 5, 2021

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UEFA Champions League trophy comes to Houston this week | Courtesy of UEFA

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 29 through Sunday, December 5, 2021.

This week, a legendary piece of football silverware hits town, a towering NBA figure swings for a DJ set, and you can get your vacation fitness in shape with 5K and 10K races in the. Greater Houston.

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

Top 6 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • UEFA Champions League Trophy with Tore André Flo at Pitch 25 | Wednesday December 1 – Former Chelsea FC striker Tore André Flo and the Champions League trophy himself will make an appearance at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25 at EaDo. Snap a photo alongside essential gear and chat with the Norwegian striker as you sip beers and meet other football fans. Free upon registration. 7 p.m.
  • DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) at Sekai Day & Night | Friday 3 December – The Big Fella arrives in H-Town with four rings, two turntables and a microphone for a DJ set that has brought the legendary NBA player to the stages of Lollapalooza, Tommorowland and many other places. Tickets cost $ 40; VIP tables with various benefits are also available. 22h.
  • Run Houston Sugar Land at Constellation Field | Saturday 4 December – Extend those hammies and get ready for a 5K or 10K run from the Sugar Land Skeeters’ home, to Stadium Drive and back. Registration ranges from around $ 40 for the Kids Dash to $ 70 for the 10K with a limited early registration window available. 8:15 am.
  • Houston Jingle All 5K / 10K / Kids Dash at Addicks Park & ​​Ride | Saturday 4 December – In the Energy Corridor, this annual holiday race is a popular way to get into the seasonal spirit with three consecutive sales. Runners can use the sidewalk in three course lengths; 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash. Registration ranges from $ 52.75 to $ 57.75; $ 39.75 for the Kids Dash. 8h.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday 5 December – Having failed to win the division title last year, the Colts will return to Houston in a bid to strengthen their division record. Tickets range from $ 31 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center | Sunday 5 December – Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans on I-10 for a clash with the Rockets on Toyota Center ground. Tickets range from $ 15 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.

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Sports games are stuck in a rut

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If you buy the annual iteration of your favorite sports video game, chances are you haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. Frankly speaking, the genre is struggling, and even the new generation of consoles has not been the answer to rejuvenate it. Take just this year, for example. The metacritic scores are anything but impressive for the biggest sports of the day. Madden NFL 22 got an appalling 60 NHL 22, which promised to change its metagame, disappointed with a 74. NBA 2K has largely been the franchise to beat, but NBA 2K22 only holds a 76, one lowest ratings in the series. in years. FIFA 22 and MLB: The Show 21 had the highest averages, around 78, but it’s telling that neither of these franchises can even cross the 80 mark.

This downward trend has been going on for quite some time now, and I am irritated to see largely intact fads and similar technical errors continue year after year. It’s like watching your favorite sports team when it’s in crisis. How long do you wait and watch the continual losses add up before you step down and hope next season is better?

The problem is, the hope that the next entry is doing better has been around for too many seasons now, and it’s not just with one or two franchises. It is at all levels. Last generation, the sports genre has exploded with innovation, making sports games more like real life. Additionally, the developers were looking for unique ways to build a community around them and cater for multiple types of gamers, from building robust franchise modes to offering skill-based online gaming. And, more importantly, they were finding new and exciting ways to captivate sports fans. Visual Concepts showed the power of sports storytelling, making NBA 2K’s MyCareer a must-have game by letting you create a player and take them on a cinematic journey that plunged into the highs and lows of stardom.

It opened up a world of potential and ignited a fire in their competition, with FIFA creating NHL’s Alex Hunter: The Journey and Be A Pro becoming a choice-driven story. Heck, Visual Concepts was so successful that it even implemented a storyline in NBA 2K18 and 19’s franchise mode, but with mixed results. But at the very least, the developers were trying new things, taking risks, and learning from each other about engagement and what made people play their game year round.

Sports games these days are playing it safe, offering graphical upgrades and a few new features to get by, but no series really tries to reinvigorate the formula or shake up what has been done before. And even when efforts are made, they feel lukewarm. For example, NHL 22 tried to take inspiration from Madden by featuring Superstar X-Factors and made an effort to shake up its metagame. The problem? These X-Factors ended up being a non-factor in making the gameplay more rewarding or exciting, and the metagame hasn’t changed enough to be noticeable except for its flaws.

What’s even more frustrating is seeing various fashions neglected without significant changes for years. I can’t remember the last time NBA 2K, NHL, or FIFA really hit Franchise Mode. Madden made an attempt this year with Franchise Mode, but it wasn’t enough to make it a must-have game. Worse yet, things that don’t work or need to be improved stay the same; The NHL’s dialogue in Be A Pro is laughable, and his poke check remains subdued while Madden is still full of weird glitches and a clunky interface.

The annual sports game releases leave no time for large-scale changes, but every year the developers have always made smart improvements to the foundation. I’ve come to expect that a game in any sports franchise will play more smoothly each year, and specific modes will receive more attention with more effort towards meaningful additions. And when the gameplay starts to fizzle out, the developers will start investing in new strategies to keep it interesting, like finding ways to change the metagame or implementing a new system that changes the way gameplay feels. , like the enhanced skating in NHL 19. But too much stays the same for too long in many franchises. Madden’s gameplay code is so old at this point that the developers are just getting around the same issues, from instant animations to players who meet after the game, even when they are trying to add new features.

It also feels like sports games are at a crossroads in deciding what they should be for this generation of gamers. I don’t envy this decision, as there are many reasons why sports fans choose the controller. Ask anyone what their favorite mode is and why, and you’ll get tons of answers. However, one thing never changes: These games are meant to have a long tail and be played all year round. This has led many developers to invest significantly in online centric modes that they can continue to update throughout the year. But even here the rewards never seem big enough, or worse, they feel very generic in their execution.

Limited resources make it difficult to decide to focus on developers. It’s a constant standoff between keeping fans hardcore and attracting new players through more relaxed offerings, like FIFA’s Volta, Madden’s The Yard, and NHL’s Pro-Am. Someone is always left behind, and lately, it’s the dedicated players to more single player businesses like franchise modes. Let’s face it: fads like these don’t make extra money.

NBA 2K22 has probably made the biggest leap this year, trying to merge its popular MyCareer mode with The City, its bustling online world, where players can play against each other in pickup games and tournaments and to shop. Visual Concepts still has a long way to go to reduce its intrusive microtransactions here, and it’s still too empty to be fun to explore, but I see the potential.

I just saw WWE 2K22 forgo its usual fall version to allow more time to consolidate things, and while the series has been full of ups and downs, I love the creativity that continues to shine in its different modes and how it responds to the things that excite hardcore fans. There’s 2K Showcase Mode, the playable WWE 2K documentary where you follow the career of a legendary wrestler or a historical period and face decisive matches; My Faction allows you to assemble and manage your own stable to compete with greats like The Four Horsemen; and this year it introduces MyRise, a new version of MyCareer that lets you guide a WWE rookie to stardom on a choice-driven adventure.

To be fair, the challenges of COVID-19 have undoubtedly made the past two years even more difficult and trying for the genre. However, these problems were already at their peak at the end of the previous generation, and they are not going away. An upgrade to the roster just isn’t enough these days to keep fans at bay, and it’s the loyal fans who end up feeling burnt that they’ve sparked their excitement for another season, to see the same problems reappear.

Developers shouldn’t be afraid to hit the reset button and maybe take a little longer to rethink their game. As it is, the sport contains a lot of creativity and excitement, but that experience doesn’t. not translate video games. Why? Because the developers continue to use the same playbook. They don’t want to take the risky game that brings glory for fear of failure, but I’d rather see these games try something new and fail than give me the same tired experience I’ve been playing for years now.

Best games and sporting events this month: December 2021

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Christian Wood dunks on Russell Westbrook and LeBron James, who are visiting Houston this month | Photo: Adam Pantozzi; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

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

This month, a series of seasonal races take place on the streets of Greater Houston and Galveston, as the Rockets host some of the NBA’s biggest superstars.

The Texans will have the chance to end the season stronger than they started it, and the nationally-ranked Cougars basketball team will look to maintain their run for March Madness support until. 2022.

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

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: December 2021

Week from Monday November 29 to Sunday December 5, 2021

  • UEFA Champions League Trophy with Tore André Flo at Pitch 25 | Wednesday December 1 – Former Chelsea FC striker Tore André Flo and the Champions League trophy himself will make an appearance at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25 at EaDo. Snap a photo alongside essential gear and chat with the Norwegian striker as you sip beers and meet other football fans. Free upon registration. 7 p.m.
  • Run Houston Sugar Land at Constellation Field | Saturday 4 December – Extend those hammies and get ready for a 5K or 10K run from the Sugar Land Skeeters’ home, to Stadium Drive and back. Registration ranges from around $ 40 for the Kids Dash to $ 70 for the 10K with a limited early registration window available. 8:15 am.
  • Houston Jingle All the Way 5K / 10K / Kids Dash at Addicks Park & ​​Ride | Saturday 4 December – In the Energy Corridor, this annual holiday run is a popular way to get into the seasonal spirit with three consecutive sales. Runners can use the sidewalk in three course lengths; 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash. Registration ranges from $ 52.75 to $ 57.75; $ 39.75 for the Kids Dash. 8h.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday 5 December – Having failed to win the division title last year, the Colts will return to Houston in a bid to strengthen their division record. Tickets range from $ 31 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

Week from Monday December 6 to Sunday December 12, 2021

  • Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of thrilling hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

Week from Monday December 13 to Sunday December 19, 2021

  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All 5 km and half marathon participants will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.

Week from Monday, December 20 to Sunday, December 26, 2021

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Cryptocurrencies and estate planning – The Royal Gazette

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When a person dies after having made a will, his estate is transferred to his personal representatives and subsequently to the person or persons designated as beneficiary, once the administration of his estate is completed.

If a will has not been prepared, the personal estate of the deceased is divided among the surviving family members in accordance with the terms of the Succession Act 1974, after the administration of his estate is completed.

Bermuda’s Wills Act 1988 defines “personal property” to include leasehold property, corporate shares and chattels, among other forms of assets, and “all other property which by law requires are the responsibility of an executor or administrator ”.

But how do you deal with crypto assets?

They are not tangible and therefore incapable of being things in possession.

However, they hold a value that an individual has the right to own and transfer.

As ownership evolves, as with crypto assets, the methods used to preserve and pass them on in the event of death must also evolve.

The main concern of leaving crypto assets in a will is to ensure that they can be viewed and transferred to designated beneficiaries.

Crypto assets can be stored in different ways.

For example, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can be held in crypto wallets, each of which has an address with an alphanumeric identity longer than 30 characters that acts as a pseudonym for the identity of the actual owner.

The most common types are hot and cold wallets.

Hot wallets are described as online cryptocurrency storage software, but because they are online, they can be susceptible to cyber attacks.

Cold wallets are offline storage devices and therefore tend to be more secure.

Regardless of how a crypto asset is stored, an individual needs an access key code to access it.

Two high profile cases show how crypto assets were lost.

In 2018, the CEO of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, passed away suddenly at the age of 30.

His $ 190 million in crypto assets was inaccessible because he was the sole holder of the company’s private keys and cold wallets – and hadn’t shared those details with anyone.

That same year, Mathew Mellon died at age 54, but his $ 500 million worth of cryptocurrency was also lost.

Mr Mellon had stored the private keys to his crypto assets in cold wallets distributed at various banks, but he had not told anyone where they were.

These examples show how easy it is to lose access to cryptocurrencies, and highlight the importance of creating a plan that executors and beneficiaries should follow when managing an estate, especially when it comes to managing an estate. concerns crypto assets.

When drafting a will, special attention should be paid to instructions on how to access crypto assets so that they can be transferred to the intended beneficiaries.

Most importantly, beneficiaries should be given clear instructions on how to access crypto assets.

In Bermuda, a will becomes a public document once it is probated.

It is therefore not advisable to note the wallet address and / or the access key code in a will, as no one would want this sensitive information to become accessible to other than the intended beneficiaries of the crypto assets. .

In order to ensure that crypto assets are kept safe and available for transfer to the beneficiaries of the estate, individuals should provide a detailed plan of how their crypto assets are held over their lifetime and how they are to become. accessible to the beneficiaries of their inheritance upon their death. .

For example, a cryptocurrency bank may hold crypto wallets and their access key codes on behalf of individuals.

Instructions may be left with the bank to grant access to executors and beneficiaries. This way, wallet details and private key codes remain private and are only disclosed to those who are entitled to them.

Another way to transmit crypto assets is to keep the cryptocurrency in a cold offline wallet and store the private access key information in a safe, while ensuring that detailed instructions are left behind. on how to access the safe and wallet.

As more people start to diversify their portfolios with crypto assets, they need to make sure they have a detailed plan to preserve and pass those assets on when they die.

They should also consider seeking advice on whether they should set up a trust or hire a custodian to hold their crypto assets on their behalf.

In any case, owners of crypto assets should carefully review their estate planning to ensure that their assets, and more specifically their crypto assets, can be passed securely to their beneficiaries.

Caljonah Smith is Senior Associate in the Private Client & Trusts department and Karim Creary is an intern in the Corporate department of Appleby. A copy of this column is available on the firm’s website at www.applebyglobal.com.

This column should not be used as a substitute for professional legal advice. Before proceeding with any matter discussed here, people are advised to consult a lawyer.

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New Covid variant in South Africa, sporting events, Nu variant, coronavirus B.1.1.529, Indian tour in South Africa

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Sporting events in South Africa have been turned upside down following the British government’s announcement on Thursday that South Africa had returned to the “red list” following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the country.

Officially known as B.1.1.529 and potentially named Nu, the variant has worried scientists due to a large number of mutations and a large number of cases in South Africa. It was originally seen in Botswana.

Two Welsh rugby teams, Cardiff and the Scarlets, have announced they are withdrawing from scheduled United Rugby Championship matches and plan to return home as soon as possible.

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Sixteen British players withdrew after the first round of the Joburg Open golf tournament, the first event of the new DP World Tour, and had to return to Britain to avoid having to spend two mandatory weeks in quarantine.

The quarantine obligation comes into effect on Sunday.

The Scarlets were scheduled to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday and Cardiff were scheduled to meet the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Irish team Munster and Italy’s Zebre were also in South Africa for Saturday’s games against the Bulls and Stormers respectively.

There was no immediate word on whether the Munster and Zebra games were going to take place. Munster issued a statement saying their players were “safe and healthy” in Pretoria. The club said they are working with the championship organizers and will provide an update later.

A spokesperson for the Sunshine Tour, which co-sanctions the South African stage of the World Tour, said officials from both bodies are meeting to discuss the latest developments and are expected to issue a statement later on Friday.

Two more tournaments, the South African Open and the Alfred Dunhill Championships, are scheduled in South Africa over the next two weeks and the spokesperson said at this point the tournaments are due to take place.

The South African cricket team played a one-day international match against the Netherlands at Centurion on Friday, but according to website Espncricinfo, it has not yet been decided whether two more matches in the series will be played. .

Fear of the coronavirus could also jeopardize a comprehensive high-profile tour of South Africa by India, which includes three test matches, three one-day internationals and four Twenty20 internationals, starting December 17.

FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, and other sports games cost $ 26 for Black Friday

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A bunch of annual sports titles costs just $ 26 at Walmart as part of the retailer’s Black Friday week sale, including FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, and NBA 2K22. NHL 22 can be purchased for the same price on Amazon. The discount applies to the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch versions (if available) of each game and lasts until November 28.

FIFA 22 is arguably the highlight of the sale, which scored 8 in our review earlier this year. Of course, FIFA 22 doesn’t change much from FIFA 21, and we’re not thrilled with the microtransactions in Ultimate Team mode, but the soccer is fun, the matches are well paced, and the player animations are great thanks to HyperMotion. ‘EA technology.

As for Madden NFL 22, we gave it a 7 in our review and called it a “recent high rating for the series”, thanks to better and more varied AI teams, new features like Gameday Atmosphere and Gameday Momentum, and a revamped Franchise mode. this makes the downtime between games more interesting than last year’s release.

We didn’t review NBA 2K22 or NHL 22, but both games garnered decent reviews from critics this year. NBA 2K22 sits at a 78 on metacritics, and the general answer is that the gameplay is solid but held back by technical issues and microtransactions for some of the modes.

NHL 22, on the other hand, was received less favorably, with an average of a 71 on metacritics. As noted in our NHL 22 roundup, most of the reviews are high on hockey, but low on the lack of innovation. The switch to EA’s Frostbite engine, however, gives NHL 22 a visual advantage over previous iterations.

Nabbing the latest annual sports games for $ 60 at launch can be a gamble, but $ 26 for each game makes this sale a great way to add the latest versions of each franchise to your library. There are other Walmart Black Friday discounts to take advantage of this week as well, like grabbing the Rider’s Republic extreme sports open-world sandbox for just $ 25.

Argentina celebrates the anniversary of the death of football legend Maradona

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Argentina celebrated the first anniversary of the death of football legend Diego Maradona on Thursday with ceremonies, tributes, graffiti and emotional posts on social media.

Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 after undergoing brain surgery two weeks earlier. Seven medical professionals who treated the star face criminal charges after a medical report said Maradona did not receive adequate treatment.

“The world has been more horrible for a year now because you’re not here,” Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma wrote on Instagram.

Maradona’s youngest son Diego Fernando, 8, visited his father’s grave in the private cemetery Jardín de Bella Vista.

“I came over so Dieguito said hello to his father,” his mother Veronica Ojeda told reporters.

One of Maradona’s brothers, Raul Alfredo, also visited the grave of the World Cup winner, who played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, ​​Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys.

The four sisters of Maradona attended a religious mass.

The Argentina national team also marked the occasion on social media with the message: “ It has been a year since you became immortal. We will never forget you. ” The country’s football association said the next round of the national championship will take place after the players jointly form a number 10 on the pitch before each game.

Fans have also gathered for tributes on sites dedicated to the great Argentine.

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Golf-Morikawa and McIlroy to start 2022 season in Abu Dhabi

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World number two Collin Morikawa and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will start their 2022 DP World Tour season at the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi in January. Morikawa, 24, who won this year’s British Open, finished the season as number one on the European Tour and closed a year to remember with a victory in the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

The European Tour announced earlier this month that it will be renamed DP World Tour from next year following a partnership with the UAE-based logistics company. The Abu Dhabi Championship has already been held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club for 16 consecutive years, but will move to Yas Links Abu Dhabi next year and run from January 20-23.

“I can’t wait to return to the Middle East and compete in the Abu Dhabi Championship for the first time,” Morikawa said on the European Tour website. “I’ve heard great things about the event and it always attracts a world class bunch year after year, but I know this year will be very special at Yas Links for the first time.”

McIlroy, who ended his 2021 campaign with a tied sixth place at the DP World Championship, will continue his quest for a maiden victory in Abu Dhabi, where he has finished fourth on four occasions. “I have many happy memories of the Abu Dhabi championship and once again look forward to starting my year in this wonderful tournament,” said McIlroy.

“I have come close to this event several times in the past, and I hope I have a chance to win this trophy for the first time on Sunday.”

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Cricket-Paine scandal will be a distraction during Ashes: Ponting

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Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said Tim Paine’s resignation as captain over a sexting scandal will “inevitably” be a distraction in Ashes’ five-test round against England.

Paine resigned https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/paine-steps-down-australia-test-cricket-captain-after-texting-scandal-2021-11-19 from his role last Friday after revelations in the media he had been investigated and cleared for sexually explicit text messages sent to a former Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017. “I think it will inevitably (a distraction). huge call for himself, for Australian cricket and for the betterment of the Australian cricket team. But that is not going to go away, “Ponting told a Cricket Australia website.

“As much as we would all like to see it go away and there comes a time when it is never talked about, it’s inevitable it’s there.” Unfortunately for Tim, he’s going to be asked about it everywhere he goes… He goes. explode and hopefully he will spend enough time to have a really good free space in Brisbane (for the first test). “

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon played down the impact Paine’s presence would have on the team. “I don’t see it as a distraction at all,” Lyon told reporters on Thursday.

“At the end of the day, we are professional athletes, we know what to do and how to do it.” The Ashes begins December 8 at Gabba.

Ponting said Alex Carey could replace Paine as wicket keeper if the 36-year-old was dropped, but backed Josh Inglis, who has yet to make his international debut, to be the long-term successor behind the strains. “I officially say I love Inglis – I think he’s going to be a really good cricketer for Australia for a long time to come, whatever format they pick him up in first, whether it’s the T20s, the one-dayers or trial cricket, ”added Ponting.

Lyon, however, said he wanted Paine behind the stumps. “The coaches said we were going to pick the best 11 available and to me Tim Paine is the best goalkeeper in the world,” he said.

“It’s very selfish from a bowler’s point of view. I want the best glove behind the stumps.”

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Mirabai Chanu to miss World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship

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Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will miss the World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship which will be held simultaneously from December 7-17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Chanu, who won a silver medal in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year and is also a former world champion, withdrew from both events on the advice of the coach- Indian chief Vijay Sharma.

“Our main goal (for the World Championship and the Senior Commonwealth Championship) is for weightlifters to qualify for the Commonwealth Games next year,” Sharma told PTI.

“We sent Mira’s entry but her performance is not very good at the moment. We are working a bit on his snatch technique.

“Her qualification (for the CWG) is not a problem as she won silver at the Olympics and she is also ranked number one at the moment,” he added.

The Commonwealth Senior Championship was previously scheduled to be held in Singapore from October 20-24, but was canceled due to COVID-19. It will now take place simultaneously and in the same location alongside the world championship next month.

Twenty weightlifters from across the country, including Youth Olympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, will compete in the tournament.

Chanu, who holds the world record in the clean and jerk in the 49kg category after successfully lifting 119kg in the Asian Championship last year, struggled to stay tied with her Chinese rivals in the snatch section.

The 27-year-old has, in her own words, struggled lifting weights in the snatch due to an imbalance affecting her right shoulder and back.

Chanu had also seen Dr. Aaron Horschig, a former weightlifter turned physiotherapist and strength and conditioning trainer in the United States, which helped her win the silver medal in Tokyo immensely.

When asked if Chanu plans to return to the United States for training, Sharma said: “It is not necessary at the moment.” Sharma said the decision to withdraw from the world championships is a strategic one.

“She doesn’t face any issues but it’s just that we’re strategically thinking about which events to attend and which to miss.

“She has been competing continuously for the past five years. We have prepared but it is not enough for this event.

“She should have taken an extra load for this event, so I advised her to miss it,” he said.

However, in an interview with PTI last month, Chanu revealed that she still sometimes experiences pain when lifting heavy weights.

“The problem is solved, but sometimes I still have pain in my right shoulder and back because of the imbalance. But there is a lot of improvement compared to before, ” she said.

“At the moment, there is no plan to go to the United States because there is a world championship in December. After that, maybe we’ll plan. I consult him (Horschig) online on what to do. ” Asian Championship gold medalist Jhilli Dalabehera, who previously competed in the 45kg category, will represent India in the Chanu category. during the event.

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Another player accuses Essex of racism, sponsor withdraws

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Former Essex coach Jahid Khan was accused of racist abuse while playing for the England county team a few years ago, according to a report.

Jahid is the third Essex player to accuse him of the racism that rocked English cricket following the Yorkshire-Azeem Rafiq episode.

The 35-year-old cricketer follows Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers who have also accused the club of racial discrimination.

Jahid, who represented Essex in seven first-class games between 2005 and 2009, described the club as “a world of white men where brunettes were strangers” after a teammate asked him if he ” was going to bomb “. the club.

It was a world of white men where browns were strangers. I wanted to change my voice. I tried to dig deeper into it. I really wanted to fit in, ” Jahid said, quoted by The Cricketer.

I felt like an underdog the whole time I was at Chelmsford. I was always afraid of what they were going to come up with and it made it incredibly difficult to focus on my cricket, ” he added.

In the meantime, it has also emerged that a sponsor has withdrawn from his association with the club. ‘Seetec is listed as one of eight Platinum Club partners on the Essex website and has confirmed to inews.co.uk that it is suspending ties with the club following historic and deeply damaging allegations’ ‘, inews.co. UK said in a report.

“We have suspended our links with Essex County Cricket Club with immediate effect,” a company spokesperson told the website. Through the services we provide, our employee-owners work with diverse communities to help people achieve their life ambitions. This is part of our broader commitment to social inclusion, as it is important to us that the communities we serve have equal access to opportunities. No form of racism should be tolerated. ” Previously, John Faragher had resigned as president of Essex on November 11 following a claim he used racist language at a council meeting directors in 2017, which he firmly denied.

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Best sports games for PS5

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What are the best sports games for PS5? Whether you’re the type of person who thinks football should be played with your hands or your feet, sports games are extremely popular on PlayStation, and a growing selection is available on PlayStation 5. In this article, we’ve compiled an list of best sports games for PS5, but remember, the best sports games for PS4 will also play on Sony’s new console thanks to backward compatibility. You can also find the Best PS5 Racing Games and Best PS5 games through the links.

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Best sports games for PS5

Below is a list of best sports games for PS5. These are the best sports games available on PlayStation 5 right now, presented in no particular order, as determined by our editorial team.

NBA 2K22 (PS5)

NBA 2K22 (PS5)NBA 2K22 (PS5)

Editor: Sports 2K / Developer: Visual concepts

Release date: September 10, 2021 (United States) / September 10, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Players: 4

NBA 2K22 is unmatched in the sports genre for its reach, and while many may frown at Visual Concepts’ attempt to create an open-world online RPG in the ever-popular MyCareer mode, there’s no doubt you could waste hundreds of hours in this regard. With one of the strongest franchise modes on the market in MyNBA and a rewarding Ultimate Team alternative in MyTeam, this is the biggest and best featured sports game on PS5. Nice improvements to the defense mean it plays quite cleanly on the pitch as well.

Riders Republic (PS5)

Riders Republic (PS5)Riders Republic (PS5)

Editor: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

Release date: October 28, 2021 (United States) / October 28, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Extreme sports
  • Players: 1

A game that brings something a little different to the sports genre on PS5, Riders Republic is an open world game from Ubisoft with a cycling / skiing / wingsuit skin. A massively multiplayer online sandbox, filled with both silly and serious challenges, this game is on a colossal scale – something it underlies with its outrageous mass racing competitions. It might sound a little ugly and its too cool for school style will squeak, but going down mountains at 100 km / h is still an exhilarating experience.

MLB The Show 21 (PS5)

MLB The Show 21 (PS5)MLB The Show 21 (PS5)

Editor: Sony interactive entertainment / Developer: WWS San Diego Studio

Release date: April 20, 2021 (United States) / April 20, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Players: 2

MLB The Show 21 looks like a half step into the PS5 generation, as its industry-leading presentation has stalled somewhat. Make no mistake, however, this has some of the best gameplay of the genre and one of the deepest franchise modes available, with only NBA 2K22 really rivaling it. Despite that, Diamond Dynasty is the real star: this generous card-collecting mode is absolutely jam-packed with content, and unlike other options in the genre, you don’t need to spend a dime to get the most out of it.

FIFA 22 (PS5)

FIFA 22 (PS5)FIFA 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: October 1, 2021 (United States) / October 1, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Players: 4

In a year where eFootball has effectively declared itself unfit for competition, EA Sports may have put the final nail in Konami’s long-running franchise with its best football simulation in years. FIFA 22 feels extraordinary on the pitch, thanks to a bunch of new animations and vastly improved ball physics. While not without its flaws – namely microtransactions – Career Mode additions, like the revamped Player Career, add value to the offline experience, while new Fall Guys-style board games from Volta Football are also quite fun.

F1 2021 (PS5)

F1 2021 (PS5)F1 2021 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: Codemasters

Release date: July 16, 2021 (United States) / July 16, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Formula One
  • Players: 2

Between its cheesy Braking Point cinematic campaign and hugely in-depth cooperative career mode, F1 2021 sits alongside NBA 2K22 and MLB The Show 21 as one of the most comprehensive sports games out there. Basically Codemasters did an amazing job on the track as well, with a huge number of settings making this racer appealing to both casual Sunday drivers and experienced gas enthusiasts alike.

NHL 22 (PS5)

NHL 22 (PS5)NHL 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: October 15, 2021 (United States) / October 15, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Ice Hockey
  • Players: 4

As part of the transition to the Frostbite engine, the EA Canada team has achieved one important thing: not to completely dump the game. NHL 22 can share many of its features and modes with its immediate predecessor PS4, but at minus it wasn’t gutted like the disastrous NHL 15. The X-Factors implementation adds personality to the rink, and Franchise Mode is still more in-depth than most EA Sports alternatives in. genre.

Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)

Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)

Editor: Nacon / Developer: The big ants studios

Release date: March 25, 2021 (United States) / March 25, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Players: 4

From a pure presentation standpoint, Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition is by far the worst game on this list – even though it looks and runs a lot sharper on the PS5, compared to its counterpart. PS4. Inspired by the gameplay of the classic PS3 Top Spin 4, this game captures the ebb and flow of tennis fairly well and includes a reasonably robust Career mode with a good sense of progression. But a lack of animations and general polish lets it down, even though there’s a feeling the developer has something to work with here.

Madden NFL 22 (PS5)

Madden NFL 22 (PS5)Madden NFL 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Tiburon

Release date: August 20, 2021 (United States) / August 20, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Football
  • Players: 2

EA Sports’ flagship American football franchise has been overtaken by many other sports games on this list, but Madden NFL 22 has at least got the brand back on track. The expected improvements to Franchise Mode mean that it finally has some key systems, like play week planning and coordinators. It’s still a long way from where it needs to be, but Ultimate Team has some great content and The Yard is a nice alternative to authentic football. The less said about Face of the Franchise, the better.


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Best sports games for PS4

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What are the best sports games for PS4? Whether you are a die-hard football fan or a casual basketball fan, there is no doubt that sports games are by far the most popular on consoles like the PlayStation 4. Covering both hardcore simulations and adaptations. more arcade, we have compiled the best sports games for PS4 on this page – and you can enjoy virtually all of them without breaking a sweat. Of course, if motorsport is more your thing then be sure to refer to our Best PS4 Racing Games guide as well as our Best PS4 Games listing. You can also find the Best sports games for PS5 via the link.

Best sports games for PS4

Below is a list of best sports games for PS4. These are the best sports games available on PlayStation 4, presented in no particular order, as determined by our editorial team.

Mutant Football League (PS4)

Mutant Football League (PS4)Mutant Football League (PS4)

Editor: Digital dream entertainment / Developer: Digital dream entertainment

Release date: January 19, 2018 (United States) / January 19, 2018 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Football
  • Players: 4

Inspired by EA’s old SEGA Genesis game, Mutant Football League takes an apocalyptic look on the grill, where quarterbacks can literally be taken down when fired. It’s buggy and lopsided, but American football fans will appreciate the use of puns, while the fast-paced arcade action is reminiscent of the happy days of NFL Blitz.

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EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)

EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: August 14, 2020 (United States) / August 14, 2020 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simcade
  • Sport: Mixed martial arts
  • Players: 2

EA Sports UFC 4 retains the heart-wrenching spectacle of the sport it was inspired by, but adds an arcade sparkle that should attract more casual fans for the first time. A more accessible grappling mini-game, paired with the exceptional ground gameplay from the previous episode and an extended single-player campaign mode, this is a knockout for mixed martial arts fans.

Windjammers (PS4)

Windjammers (PS4)Windjammers (PS4)

Editor: Dotemu / Developer: Dotemu

Release date: August 29, 2017 (United States) / August 29, 2017 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Frisbee
  • Players: 2

There is a dearth of new arcade sports games on the PS4, but luckily the legendary SNK Frisbee Windjammers launcher has stood the test of time. In fact a ’90s-themed take on Pong, this cult classic sees you running across colorful courts throwing flying discs at a range of trendy enemies. This faithful conversion is carried over into online play, making it a must-have for newcomers and longtime fans of the original.

PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)

PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)

Editor: Sports 2K / Developer: HB Studios

Release date: August 21, 2020 (United States) / August 21, 2020 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Golf
  • Players: 20

Golf Club was one of the most notable indie sports games on PS4, but now it has a publisher and a budget behind it. The PGA Tour 2K21 retains the features that made its predecessors such solid golf simulations, but it improves the overall broadcast-style presentation and incorporates a slew of licensed courses and professional players to compete against. It’s still not quite a hole in one, but HB Studios is getting closer.

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)

Editor: Roll7 / Developer: Roll7

Release date: March 3, 2015 (United States) / March 4, 2015 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Skateboarding
  • Players: 4

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood’s touch controls, just as tactile as the original, and with more combo options and challenges than ever before, browsing this two-dimensional title is anything but a chore.

Cricket-Bangladesh’s Tamim banned from New Zealand tour – report

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was excluded from his two-test run in New Zealand in January due to a thumb injury, cricketer site Cricbuzz reported on Tuesday. The report quotes Debashish Chowdhury, chief medical officer of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), as saying that Tamim would need a month of rest to recover from the injury he sustained last month.

Tamim, who withdrew from this year’s Twenty20 World Cup due to lack of playing time as he recovered from a knee injury, was left out of the two-game last week. Bangladesh’s home testing against Pakistan, which begins Friday, due to the injury. . “He met the doctor and they advised him to take a month’s rest although he didn’t need any surgery,” Chowdhury told Cricbuzz https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news / 119946 / tamim-ruled- exit-from-new-zealand-tour-with-thumb-injury.

“In this case, the New Zealand tour is missing.” Reuters has contacted the BCB for confirmation.

Bangladesh are scheduled to play the first game against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui from January 1, followed by the second game at Hagley Oval in Christchurch from January 9. Both tests will be part of the 2021-23 Cycle Team Test World Championship.

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Racist footballer comment overshadows moving moment for Roma teenager

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The heartwarming moment of AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho gave Felix Afena-Gyan a new pair of sneakers after his stunning brace as a late Serie A replacement for Genoa on Sunday was overshadowed by a racist remark made by someone in the room. In a video posted online by the Ghanaian striker on Monday, an unidentified man off camera can be heard saying in Italian “there are bananas inside” as the 18-year-old unwrapped the box he was given Mourinho.

Neither Mourinho nor Afena-Gyan, who spoke in English, reacted to the comment made as the forward unwrapped his gift. The club was not immediately available for comment.

The video, which was shared widely online, came after Afena-Gyan came off the bench to score two stunning goals in Roma’s 2-0 Serie A nL1N2SC0J1 win over Genoa on Sunday. After the match, Mourinho said he “promised to buy him (Afena-Gyan) a pair of shoes he likes which costs 800 euros ($ 899.20)” and the Portuguese coach kept his word.

The teenager, who arrived in Rome from his native Ghana to join the club’s Under-19 team in January, only made his senior debut last month and has yet to start a first-team game . He was signed for the last 15 minutes against Genoa and had a huge impact, slipping in the opener before scoring a superb long-range strike in stoppage time to send Mourinho’s side to fifth in the table. .

“Mourinho teaches me a lot and I learn a lot from him. He is someone who has accomplished a lot in his career and he is a great person. I am happy to work with him,” said Afena-Gyan at Roma website https://www.asroma.com/en/news/2021/11/Felix-thanks-Mourinho-after-star-turn. ($ 1 = € 0.8897)

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The most popular sporting events in the world

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(STL.News) Sport is an integral part of human culture. This has been the case since time immemorial. Almost everyone in the world will have an interest or at least an interest in one type of sport or another. The popularity of various sporting activities is also increasing as internet connectivity and television rights continue to expand across the world.
While all kinds of sports have impressive audience figures, some are doing better than others. The number of spectators varies widely from sport to sport and this is easily seen from the audience of sporting events. To put that in perspective, let’s take a look at the most popular sporting events today.

Fifa World Cup

The World Cup is without a doubt the most anticipated sporting event on the planet. It occurs every four years, and in those years it is often one of the most watched sporting events in the world. On average, the World Cup audience is 3.5 billion people. Football or soccer, as it is commonly known, is already establishing itself as one of the most recognizable sporting activities in the world. So it’s no surprise that the World Cup brings together so many people to celebrate beautiful sport.

Other equally footballing events that draw an equally massive audience are the Women’s World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Confederation Cup.

Olympic Games

Now the Olympics are a different kind of event. This is because it involves multiple sports and athletics unlike the other events listed here. It often attracts more viewers than any other sport for this reason. In 2008, the Beijing Olympics drew 600 million viewers, which is very close to the number of viewers for the 2010 World Cup final. That’s the size of these games.

Tour de France

It turns out that there are many people around the world who are deeply interested in cycling tournaments. The Tour de France is the biggest in the world and it has the numbers to prove it. With up to 3.5 billion viewers, the event that takes place in France each summer is a prestigious sports competition that resonates with many fans. It is a very difficult route which often involves cycling through incredible landscapes. This perhaps adds to its appeal.

Cricket world cup

The popularity of cricket is quite disproportionate, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is one of the most watched sports. In some countries like Pakistan and India, it is the most watched single and this has contributed to its dominance as one of the main sporting events. At least 400 million viewers come together every four years to watch the Cricket World Cup. Some cricket matches have even attracted audiences of over a billion people.

The Super Bowl

In America, few sporting events are even close to being as big as the Super Bowl. This American football event is the National Football League championship game and it has the numbers to back it up. Each year, it attracts tens or even hundreds of millions of viewers, most of them from the United States. Although it does not enjoy such popularity outside the country, the part of the American population that is fans is very respectable considering the population of the country.

NBA Finals

For basketball fans, few leagues are as popular as the NBA. Fans always follow their favorite teams throughout an 82-game regular season that typically ends in the playoffs and finally, the NBA Finals. These finals are often honored by many spectators as well as public figures and celebrities. This further adds to its appeal with a peak audience of over 16 million people in a single game.

NCAA Finals

College sports are also no slouch when it comes to the world’s most popular sporting events. In fact, this is usually where professional athletes start. So it’s no surprise that NCAA basketball games are so important. Players can not only show off their talent, but also put teams from their schools on the map. The maximum viewership for the event has passed 16 million, making it almost as popular as the NBA Finals.

Honorable mentions

Other incredible sporting events with huge viewership numbers that we can’t leave out include the Rugby World Cup, Kentucky Derby, Masters, Boxing, and the World Series. There are plenty of events to watch out for depending on where you are and what interests you have. It all depends on the sport you like. There is always a chance that there will be an event just for that.

You have mail … – The Royal Gazette

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Bermuda Post’s decision to expand its international mail service should not have come as a surprise. After all, his 2020 business plan was announced in the House of Assembly a year ago and one of the deliverables was the package delivery partnerships.

In my last opinion, “whether to privatize or not”, I said that public transport should remain a public service because of the positive benefits which also align with the current challenges and objectives of the country. That is, to help reduce traffic jams, reduce the number of traffic accidents, protect the environment and reduce the cost of living.

While there is a good argument to be made for maintaining and even expanding Bermuda’s public transport services, I don’t see a similar path for the post office. In this context, I question the government’s strategy of increasing competition and causing friction with one of its main job-creating players.

Malcolm Raynor has worked in the telecommunications industry in Bermuda for over 30 years. Benefiting from Cable & Wireless internal training and education programs in Bermuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia (University of the West Indies) and Great Britain, he has reached the level of Senior Vice President. Independent thinker with a moderate ideology, his opinions are influenced by principles, data and trends

When unveiling the 2020 business plan, it was misleading for the minister to say: “The Bermuda Post value chain, compared to its competitors, relies heavily on its competitive prices.” While competition is healthy in a market to control prices and rates, is it a fair fight for a government institution that operates at a large loss to take on private companies that have to operate at a profit to maintain itself?

I am aware of the decline of the traditional economic model of the Post, and I understand that the goal is to make more income to reduce its deficit. However, at what cost? There is now no more love between the government and the e-commerce packaging industry. Whatever relationship there was, it’s definitely worse now.

More importantly, trust within the entire retail sector is broken, as overseas purchases are openly encouraged by a government which should instead provide economic security and assistance to businesses operating in the United States. the island.

This situation reminds me of a video that had previously gone viral on social media. It featured two gazelles locking horns and fighting against each other, arguing over what I suppose is territory. The two perceived enemies were so busy and focused on their disagreement that they didn’t notice a real threat looming on the horizon. Frame by frame of the video, there was danger running towards them. Gazelle spectators quickly left, as soon as it became apparent that a lion was coming to join the fray, hoping to have a five-course meal. The two in conflict continued to fight, and unfortunately for one of the gazelles, the lion got her wish.

The two gazelles fighting for the territory recall the Post Office and the local e-commerce packaging company. The lion, who is the king of the jungle, is Amazon, and that is the real danger to the courier industry in Bermuda, as well as the local retail industry as a whole.

Many of us are aware that Amazon has devoured its competition in its own home market in the United States and is the # 1 overseas retailer Bermuda and residents use when shopping. in line. What many ignore is Amazon Air, which has been the fastest growing airline to date.

Amazon Air is a cargo airline that operates exclusively for the transport of Amazon packages. It leases most of its cargo planes, but recently added to its fleet by purchasing used Boeing jets from other airlines. The number of planes at Amazon Air is expected to double in size over the past year, taking full advantage of the pandemic and the challenges it has faced for airlines. Amazon clearly has the ambition to build its own air cargo empire.

How will it be for Bermuda, who knows. Our small market may not be feasible for Amazon to fly its own plane to the island. However, one cannot rule out the possibility. Amazon’s goal is for customers to sign up for its Prime service, as this is a key factor in its long-term success. In order to be able to offer Amazon Prime, there must be a fast delivery option, which is usually two days. The only way to do this is to use your own plane. Like the lion in search of his next meal, Amazon is a beast, and he wants his brand to stay sticky to keep customers buying his products.

One of the stated goals of the Bermuda Post Office is to position itself to provide services to businesses large and small. It remains to be seen whether its initiatives, which are outlined in the Business Plan 2020, will be affected by the decision to promote online shopping abroad.

To achieve the Post’s overall goal of increasing revenue, the focus should have been on its strength – last mile services. I have a few suggestions that could have been explored as well, that wouldn’t have ruffled anyone.

Work with e-commerce packaging companies, not against them

Instead of intensifying competition with local businesses in this sector, La Poste could position itself as the last mile delivery person and complement them, whether it is hand delivery or pickup in the store. one of its post offices across the island. . This logistics program could then be used as a last mile deliverer for goods purchased online from local retail businesses, which have plenty of room to grow.

Direct mail is not dead

In fact, direct mail is making a comeback. The more online ads appear on all social media platforms, the harder it is for businesses to get their message across to consumers. Direct mail now has a better response rate than online ads and email campaigns as people are increasingly overwhelmed by digital marketing.

There are only a few retail businesses on the island that periodically use direct mail flyers to advertise their products. I don’t know the reasons for the low turnout. However, this looks like an opportunity to create an island-wide or parish-wide bi-weekly or monthly flyer delivery service to accommodate small businesses.

Create your own digital platform

La Poste must expand its last mile distribution by asserting itself in the digital space. Emails are less and less secure and it is very easy to create bogus and fraudulent messages. By creating a digital platform that requires a secure two-step login, all government bills and important notices could be posted for retrieval instead of sending regular email correspondence.

Privatize a service

As the Post moves towards parcel delivery, the service that should eventually be entrusted to individuals is the sale of stamps to the public. It would not be revolutionary, because other countries are already using this type of model. This would help reduce the overhead costs of a declining service while not affecting our obligation to provide accessible and affordable means of communication.

Kudos to the post office for creating a plan that will shape it for the future. It was good to involve a reputable company like KPMG, although it seemed to me that its scope was a bit narrow. That said, it was a misstep for the Post to establish its own link with a US-based courier provider, creating mistrust within the business community in the process.

I don’t know if Amazon is becoming more of a threat to local retailers. Amazon has a habit of eliminating its competitors and removing middlemen from its supply chain.

The MyBermudaPost service is myopic and makes the challenges that local retailers face in operating their businesses on the island even more difficult. It’s important to remember that overseas online retailers do not employ Bermudians, support other local businesses, and pay salaries and other government taxes. It is not a focus on the big picture.

Malcolm Raynor has worked in the telecommunications industry in Bermuda for over 30 years. Benefiting from Cable & Wireless internal training and education programs in Bermuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia (University of the West Indies) and Great Britain, he has reached the level of Senior Vice President. Independent thinker with a moderate ideology, his opinions are influenced by principles, data and trends

Lyon-Marseille match abandoned after the shock of a water bottle against Payet

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A French league match between Lyon and Marseille was scrapped after Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet was hit in the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands as he took a corner kick in the latest violence in supporters against French football. Payet collapsed to the ground in the fifth minute of the game in Lyon, 0-0, but was able to get up after receiving medical treatment. The referee ordered the players to return to the locker room with the suspension of play. After waiting around 75 minutes, an announcement in the stadium announced that play would resume but warned that “the match will be suspended if there is has another incident “. The Lyon players returned to the field after the announcement but the Marseille players remained in their locker room, reluctant to resume play, Payet saying he was shocked by the incident. Lyon warmed up for ten minutes before returning to the locker room. About two hours after kick-off, it was announced that the game had been discontinued. “My sporting decision has always been not to resume the game,” referee Ruddy Buquet told Amazon Prime Video. “A player has been physically injured. We have to protect the football players. We are responsible for their safety, which is why the final decision was made.” Buquet went on to explain why it took so long to abandon the game.

“There are so many factors to take into account. There is a packed stadium, there are players to be evacuated,” said Buquet. “These are important factors in terms of safety.” Payet was taunted by Lyon supporters during the warm-up and was the target of discriminatory slurs, according to French league officials. “He is psychologically injured,” Marseille President Pablo Longoria said of Payet.

“What is happening is not normal. We have always condemned any kind of violence.” The supporter who threw the bottle was reportedly found and ejected from the stadium. “The culprit was arrested. There was no risk that things would become aggressive again,” said Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas. “I think we are well organized here in terms of security … We think the game could have resumed without a problem.” Aulas criticized Marseille for not having resumed the match. “There was such a violent reaction (from Marseille) that Mr. Buquet asked to review the perfect (regional) and reconsider his decision,” said Aulas.

Aulas was conciliatory towards Payet.

“We send him our apologies. It makes us sad,” Aulas said on the club’s website. The French league blamed the host club and local authorities, saying the league had done its best to deter violence with penalties such as point deductions and games played behind closed doors. “These new serious incidents are a reminder that safety during matches is the responsibility of the host club and the local authorities, who have the final say on the resumption or abandonment of a match,” French league officials said. in a press release. “In such circumstances, the French championship regrets the decision to (attempt to) resume the Lyon-Marseille match by the regional prefect.” The statement added that “repeated serious incidents destroy the image of the French league in France and abroad. After these new extremely serious events, the disciplinary commission of the French league will meet tomorrow for an urgent meeting”. This is not the first time this season that a French league match has been marred by fan violence. And Marseille has already been the target of violence from supporters. A match between Nice and Marseille in August was abandoned after supporters threw projectiles and invaded the pitch. Payet was also hit by a bottle in this game and sent it back to the fans. Players and staff were also involved in a brawl. Nice received a two-point penalty, one of which was suspended, and the game was rescheduled and replayed in October in a neutral location with no fans. Montpellier supporters threw projectiles at Marseille players in August when the game was suspended for more than 10 minutes. Valentin Rongier had his lip cut off by a projectile. In September, supporters invaded Anger’s pitch as Marseille and Angers supporters clashed. Other clubs have also been hit by crowd issues. In September, supporters invaded the lawn of Lens in the northern derby between Lens and Lille. Fights broke out in the stands between Lensiens and Lille supporters. In September, a teenager was injured by a projected seat during a match between PSG and Lyon. In October, a game between Saint-Etienne and Angers was delayed by around an hour due to a pitch invasion and flares launched into the pitch before kick-off. “After such a night, I think what one can ask, given the situation, is that French football is seriously considering stopping this type of incident,” said Longoria.

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Major sporting events in Houston: November 22-28, 2021

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KJ Martin takes off for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns | Photo: Logan Riely; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

This week, Thanksgiving brings the return of popular racing events so you can pre-match well before the Big Turkey Meal.

Plus, professional sport continues as the Rockets and Texans look to break through their struggles against visiting opposition.

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

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls at Toyota Center | wednesday 24 november – The new-looking (and scorching) Bulls led by Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan stop the night before Thanksgiving for an East-West showdown. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trotting at the Waterwall | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 – The annual Thanksgiving tradition returns to an in-person event in the Galleria area this year, sending hundreds of runners from the Waterwall, through Uptown and Tanglewood, and ending just north of Westheimer Road. Registration is $ 30 for an untimed 5K, $ 35 for an untimed 10K, $ 15 for the Kid’s Run. 7:30 am.
  • YMCA Race Through the Woods at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Lodge | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 – The 32nd Annual Woodlands Tradition will see thousands of runners take to the woods around the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to help support local nonprofit organizations. Registration is $ 45 for the 5 mile and 3 mile race; $ 40 for the 3 mile walk; $ 40 for the 1 mile kids’ run. 7:30 am.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center | saturday 27 november –LaMelo Ball leads the Charlotte Hornets to Houston for a conference clash over Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs New York Jets at NRG Stadium | Sunday November 28 – Houston hosts the Jets in the first of three straight home games as the season heads to the home stretch. Tickets range from $ 30 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Report Reveals Profitable Outlook for 2021-2026

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The latest research report on Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market includes a thorough assessment of all factors attributing to peaks and valley in its growth graph. It discusses the main growth drivers, constraints and opportunities. Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market report provides detailed analysis of global market size, regional and country level market size, market segmentation growth, market share, competitive landscape, sales analysis, impact of national and global market players.

The study predicts that the industry will register a stable XX% CAGR during the forecast period 2021-2026. Apart from that, it lists estimates for other important metrics like sales, revenue, and value over the stipulated time frame. These are statistically validated by a comparison of the past and present business scenario.

The research paper also offers a comprehensive view of submarkets to provide an in-depth understanding of key revenue-generating prospects followed by a full breakdown of the competitive arena.

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Key Inclusions in the Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market report:

  • Data analysis of sales volume, market share and growth rate
  • Production capacity of the main regional markets
  • Current and future industry trends
  • Growth opportunities and associated risks
  • Advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect sales channels
  • A quote from the main manufacturers, traders and resellers

Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Game Market Segments Covered In The Report:

Product Types: Individual Virtual Reality Games and Multiplayer Online Virtual Reality Games

  • Market share forecast based on sales and revenue generated by each product category
  • Pricing determinants for each product sub-segment

Application spectrum: Smartphones, computers and consoles

  • Records of sales volume and revenue achieved by each application segment during the analysis period
  • Pricing model for each product category according to their demand

Competitive dashboard:

  • SIE Japan Studio
  • Beating games
  • Neat company
  • Pulse gear
  • Zoink
  • Valve
  • Schell games
  • Owlchemy Labs and Steel Crate Games

  • Basic data and production facilities of each of the listed companies
  • Catalog of products and services of the main players
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  • Crucial recommendations for business expansion for new market entrants
  • Conclusive data on market concentration rate, marketing techniques and other business aspects

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  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
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The objectives of the study are:

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Soccer-Uruguay coach Tabarez sacked after 15 years in charge

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Uruguay have sacked coach Oscar Tabarez after 15 years of service following a series of disappointing World Cup qualifying results, the country’s FA (AUF) announced on Friday. Uruguay’s 3-0 loss to Bolivia https://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-worldcup-bol-ury-report-idUKKBN2I12IY on Tuesday was their fourth straight loss and left them seventh in qualifying south -american for the final phase of Qatar 2022, one point behind Colombia who currently occupy the last place of automatic qualification.

“We strongly express that this decision does not ignore Tabarez’s important contribution to Uruguayan football,” AUF said in a statement posted on its website https://www.auf.org.uy/comunicado-de -la-auf-19 -11-2021. “We salute and recognize the fundamental sporting achievements achieved during these 15 years, which have once again placed Uruguay at the top of world football.

“The AUF Executive Committee has made this difficult decision under the current circumstances, committed to the near future and achieving the results we all hope for.” Tabarez, 74, took charge of the national team for a second stint in 2006 and led Uruguay to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and the Copa America title a year later.

He was previously at the helm between 1988 and 1990. Uruguay will travel to Paraguay in their next qualifying match on January 27.

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Tennis-WTA threatens to withdraw China tournaments against Peng

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Outcry over the fate of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai escalated as the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) threatened to withdraw tournaments from China over his disappearance and the White House asked Beijing to prove that she was safe. Former world number one double Peng has not been seen or heard from publicly since she said on Chinese social media on November 2 that former vice premier Zhang Gaoli had forced her into dating sex https://www.reuters.com/world/china/ chinese tennis star peng says ex-vice premier forced her to have sex-2021-11-03 and they then had an intermittent consensual relationship.

Neither Zhang nor the Chinese government has commented on his allegation. Peng’s social media post was quickly removed, and the topic was blocked in heavily censored internet discussions in China. Concerns https://www.reuters.com/article/tennis-china-peng-itf/tennis-itf-says-player-safety-top-priority-amid-concerns-over-chinas-peng-idINL1N2S91BO among world tennis The community and beyond have grown over Peng’s safety and plight since his allegation, with the WTA calling for an investigation.

Some of the world’s best tennis players, including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, as well as the German Olympic Committee, used the social media hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai. The White House on Friday called on the Chinese government to provide “independent and verifiable evidence” of Peng’s whereabouts and security.

“We are deeply concerned about reports that Peng Shuai appears to have disappeared after accusing an elder [People’s Republic of China] senior responsible for sexual assault, “spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineany called for transparency.

“Our country is deeply committed to respect for human rights. Transparency is absolutely necessary on accusations of sexual assault such as the Peng Shuai situation,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We are following this file closely with the tennis authorities and the Quai d’Orsay (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).”

The issue emerged as China prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February amid calls from global human rights groups and others to boycott its rights record. humans. The International Olympic Committee declined to comment on the Peng case, saying it believed “quiet diplomacy” offered the best opportunity for a solution. UN human rights spokesperson Liz Throssell has called for evidence of Peng’s fate and well-being as well as a transparent investigation into his allegations.

WTA chief executive Steve Simon told CNN and other U.S. media on Thursday that the tour would consider removing tournaments worth tens of millions of dollars from China. In a statement to Reuters on Friday, Simon said the WTA was “at a crossroads” with China.

“We continue to demand independent and verifiable evidence that Peng Shuai is safe and that his allegation of sexual assault will be fully, fair and uncensored. If not, the WTA is ready to do what is fair, ”he said. EXPANSION AXIS

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times, responded on Friday to Simon’s comments at https://twitter.com/HuXijin_GT/status/1461616999897862148 to CNN on Twitter, saying, “Do not use a coercive tone when expressing concerns about China “. “Maybe you did it out of goodwill. But you have to understand China, including understanding how the system you don’t like promoted the real rights of 1.4 billion Chinese,” Hu said. , whose newspaper is published by the official People’s Daily of the ruling Communist Party.

The WTA said it was not responding to Hu’s tweet. China has been at the center of the WTA’s most aggressive expansion in the past decade and has hosted nine tournaments in the 2019 season with a total of $ 30.4 million in prizes offered.

The end-of-season WTA Finals had a purse of $ 14 million in 2019 when they were first played in Shenzhen. The finals were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and moved this year to Guadalajara, Mexico, but the WTA has said it will return to Shenzhen from 2022 to 2030.

Streaming platform iQiyi is WTA’s digital rights partner in China, signing a 10-year deal worth $ 120 million. The agreement began in 2017. HEAVILY CENSORED IN CHINA

The hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai has so far racked up more than 32 million mentions on Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter, according to hashtag analysis site BrandMentions. Both platforms are blocked in China. In contrast, the subject remains heavily censored in tightly controlled Chinese cyberspace. Searches for the official WTA account on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo on Friday yielded no results although his account remained available. Peng’s name on Weibo also continues to show no search results.

Peng had not been seen or heard from since his post until Wednesday, when WTA’s Simon said he received an email allegedly from Peng and denying the sexual assault allegations, which put in doubt https: //www.reuters. com / business / media-telecom / wtas-simon-voices-concern-over-statement-attribued-peng-2021-11-18. Chinese state media also posted the letter on Twitter. Hu, who has a particularly high profile in the tightly controlled Chinese state media, weighed in on the scandal on Twitter earlier Friday, saying he did not believe she had been the target of retaliation.

“As someone familiar with the Chinese system, I don’t think Peng Shuai suffered any retaliation and repression speculated by foreign media for what people have been talking about,” he said on Twitter. He made no similar comment on his official Weibo account.

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FACTBOX-What charges did American shooter Kyle Rittenhouse face?

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The 12-member jury who acquitted on Friday https://www.reuters.com/world/us/jury-rittenhouse-murder-trial-deliberate-fourth-day-2021-11-19 the American teenager Kyle Rittenhouse of all the charges his murder trial following shootings at protests in Kenosha, Wis. last year covered five felony counts https://www.wpr.org/sites/default/files/ rittenhouse.pdf and several related charges.

All five counts contained the aggravating factor of “use of a dangerous weapon”. COUNT 1: UNINTENDED FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE

The crime stems from the fact that Rittenhouse shot dead Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and carries a sentence of up to 60 years in prison. Video from the trial showed Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse through a used car parking lot as Rittenhouse shouted, “Friendly, friendly, friendly.” Rittenhouse and a witness said Rosenbaum, who was unarmed, attempted to grab the teenager’s rifle.

The prosecution forced the jury to conclude that Rittenhouse had caused death with “total disregard for human life.” https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/940/i/02 »CHEFS 2 AND 3: FIRST DEGREE UNINTENDED DANGEROUS SECURITY

Prosecutors say that when Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, the teenager recklessly endangered the safety of a bystander, Richard McGinnis. McGinnis, chief video director of the Daily Caller, a conservative website, said Rosenbaum attempted to grab the barrel of Rittenhouse’s rifle before the teenager fired at Rosenbaum. Before Rittenhouse shoots Anthony Huber, the video shows an unidentified man trying to kick Rittenhouse and the teenager firing two shots at him, which appear to be missing. Prosecutors also charged Rittenhouse with reckless first degree endangerment of security for the incident.

The crime is punishable by a fine of up to $ 25,000 and up to 12 and a half years in prison. COUNT 4: INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE AT THE FIRST DEGREE

This was the most serious charge Rittenhouse faced and similar to first degree murder in other states. He was liable to a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. The charge stems from the death of Huber, 26, the second person to be shot by Rittenhouse.

After shooting Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse fled the scene and was pursued by Huber and others. After tripping to the ground, Rittenhouse shot Huber, who threw a skateboard at him. The judge granted a prosecution’s request that the jury also consider second-degree intentional homicides and first-degree reckless homicides. Both face up to 60 years in prison.

Count 5: ATTEMPTED INTENTIONAL FIRST-DEGREE HOMICIDE This charge arises out of the fact that Rittenhouse injured 27-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, who lost part of his arm to the bullet. The crime is punishable by 60 years in prison.

The judge granted a prosecution’s request that the jury also consider the attempted second degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 60 years in prison, and reckless first degree endangerment , punishable by up to 12 and a half years in prison. .

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Rugby-Springboks will miss Erasmus “waterboy” after World Rugby ban

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South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has said the absence of banned rugby manager Rassie Erasmus from Twickenham would be a blow to the team as they face England on Saturday. Erasmus is banned from all activity on match days until September 30 next year after being found guilty of misconduct by an independent committee for his hour-long video review of match officials during the British & Series. Irish Lions.

He had posed as a waterboy for the Boks during the Lions series, coached on the sidelines, and reprized the role for this month’s test wins against Wales and Scotland. Still, he won’t be involved at Twickenham on Saturday after his penalty was handed down by World Rugby on Wednesday.

“It will be difficult to be without him as his presence makes a huge difference to us,” Kolisi said at a Friday press conference that started with SA Rugby, stating that they would not comment on the matter or the sentence imposed on Erasmus. Kolisi, however, answered a question about having to do without Erasmus for Saturday’s test.

“His insight, the things he sees that we don’t see on the pitch are important. It helps a lot when someone has played rugby at this level. He always motivates us and talks to us from the field side and also when the substitutions are made, ”said the captain. “He is making a huge difference for us as a team and he will be missed. But I know the coaching staff have plans on how we can get around that as a group, ”Kolisi added.

Erasmus has been found guilty of all six charges brought by the governing body for various violations of the gambling code of conduct, but he will appeal the verdict, as will SA Rugby. Although Jacques Nienaber is now the team’s coach, succeeding Erasmus after South Africa’s victory at the 2019 World Cup, he did not hide the fact that Erasmus has a strong contribution, from training the selection of teams.

Erasmus was unhappy with Australian referee Nic Berry’s many decisions in Test’s first 22-17 loss to the Cape Lions in July, and even more unhappy when his efforts to engage with the official the next day were repulsed. He did a 62 minute video review which was posted online. (Written by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; edited by Toby Davis)

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Lukaku and Kovacic absent from Chelsea to Leicester trip

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Forward Romelu Lukaku will not take part in Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Leicester on Saturday, head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed. It has been almost a month since the Chelsea forward injured his ankle in a Champions League game against Malmö, in his 11th appearance of the season after joining the club this summer.

Asked about the availability of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mateo Kovacic, who were all missing before the international football break, Tuchel at a post-match press conference on Friday according to Chelsea’s official website said: ” I can tell you Mateo and Romelu are out for the game at Leicester. Romelu is very close to team training, I hope he will join the team on Sunday. Let’s see how it works. He pushes hard and tries to come back ASAP. We’ll try Sunday. ” “It will take Mateo more days until he is ready to join the team’s training. He will miss other games.”

“Timo has been in team training since yesterday,” added the Blues boss in better news. “Let’s see. We’ve got another practice. Then we’ll decide if it makes sense if he’s maybe on the squad or on the bench. We won’t be able to decide until after his second practice later.” Chelsea are hoping to receive Lukaku’s services by next week, as they face Juventus in the Champions League game on Tuesday and Manchester United in the Premier League meeting next weekend. (ANI)

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Soccer-Van Bronckhorst appointed director of Rangers

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Former Dutch midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been appointed Rangers head coach following Steven Gerrard’s departure for Aston Villa, the Scottish champions announced on Thursday.

Gerrard, who ended Celtic’s nine-year domination by guiding Rangers to the league title in an unbeaten season, left the club last week. “I feel so lucky to be going to work with a team that are in a great position on all fronts and have a lot of that experience of being winners,” Van Bronckhorst said on the club’s website https: // www.rangers.co.uk/ article / rangers-confirm-giovanni-van-bronckhorst-as-manager / 2gwO7Q3sem0TSexc1jOy8I.

“I look forward to continuing and improving the work that has already been done alongside (athletic director) Ross Wilson and the club board, and I am grateful to have the chance to work again in this huge football club. ” Van Bronckhorst has made over 100 appearances for the Netherlands and made a short stint with Rangers during a playing career that has also taken him to Arsenal and Barcelona.

The 46-year-old moved to training after hanging up his boots in 2010 and cutting his teeth in the management of Dutch club Feyenoord with whom he won the Eredivisie title in 2016-17 and the KNVB Cup two-way times. His last coaching position with the Chinese Super League team Guangzhou R&F ended in December 2020.

The Rangers, four points ahead of the league after 13 games, host sixth-placed Hibernian on Sunday.

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Chinese tennis star’s email doubts raise security concerns

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A Chinese professional tennis player has not been seen in public since she accused a former senior government official of sexual assault who allegedly sent an email claiming she was safe and the allegation was bogus, a message that only amplified concerns about his safety and requests for information about him. well-being and location.

So far, these appeals have been met with silence.

Chinese authorities have not said anything publicly since the accusation, about two weeks ago, by the double Grand Slam champion, Peng Shuai, of being sexually assaulted by Zhang Gaoli. The first #MeToo case to reach the political realm in China was not reported by national media and the online discussion about it was heavily censored.

Steve Simon, president and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, questioned the authenticity of what Chinese state media said was an email to her in which Peng says she is safe and that the assault allegation is false. It was released on Thursday by CGTN, the international arm of China’s public broadcaster CCTV.

“I find it hard to believe that Peng Shuai wrote down the email we received or believes what is attributed to him,” Simon wrote.

The statement, he added, “only raises my concerns for her safety and her whereabouts.” Simon has called for a full investigation and the WTA has said it is ready to pull tournaments out of the country if it does not get a proper response. Top players including Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic have spoken, and the hashtag WhereisPengShuai is all the rage online.

Serena Williams tweeted that she was “devastated and shocked to hear the news” about Peng.

“I hope she’s safe and found as soon as possible,” Williams wrote. “This needs to be investigated and we must not remain silent.” International Tennis Federation spokeswoman Heather Bowler said Thursday the governing body is in contact with the China Tennis Association and liaising with the WTA and the International Olympic Committee.

“Player safety is always our top priority and we support a full and transparent investigation into this matter,” Bowler wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “Although we have not spoken to the player, we are in contact with the National Tennis Association of China (CTA) in case they could provide any additional information or updates.” China has largely suppressed a #MeToo movement that flourished briefly in 2018 and moves forward with the Beijing Winter Olympics in February despite calls to boycott activists and some foreign politicians of China’s record. in human rights.

When asked several times about the case, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian again said on Thursday that he was unaware.

Peng, 35, is a former No. 1 player in the women’s doubles who won titles at Wimbledon in 2013 and Roland Garros in 2014.

She wrote in a long social media post on November 2 that Zhang, a former deputy prime minister who was a member of the ruling Communist Party’s top leadership committee, had forced her to have sex despite refusals. repeated three years ago.

The post was quickly deleted from his verified account on Weibo, one of China’s major social media platforms, but screenshots of the explosive charge quickly spread across the internet in China. She has not appeared in public since then, raising questions about her fate and whether she is being held.

Zhang, who is 75, disappeared from public view after retiring in 2018, as usual for former senior officials. He is not known to have close ties to the current rulers.

Peng’s charge is the first high-profile sexual assault charge against a powerful politician in China. Past accusations have involved prominent figures in the nonprofit world, academia and the media, but never reached senior Communist Party officials or state-owned companies.

CGTN released the statement on Twitter, which is blocked in China along with many other foreign platforms such as Google and Facebook. He did not post it on Chinese social media, and there was no mention of the alleged email behind the Great Firewall, which separates the Chinese internet from the rest of the world.

Some netizens bypassed controls and posted the news on private social media groups. Freeweibo.com, which records Weibo’s censored messages, said searches for “Peng Shuai” and “Zhang Gaoli” were both in the top 10 most searched topics on Thursday.

Searches for Peng Shuai’s name on the Chinese search engine Sogou only brought up articles about his tennis career. His Weibo account no longer allows comments and no results appear if people search for his Weibo account.

Peng wrote that Zhang’s wife was guarding the door during the alleged assault, which followed a game of tennis. Her post also said that they had had sex seven years ago and that she had feelings for him afterwards. She also said she knew speaking would be difficult.

“Yes, other than me, I have kept no evidence, no recording, no video, only the true experience of my twisted self. Even if I destroy myself, like throwing an egg against a rock, or a butterfly flying into a flame, I will continue to speak the truth about us, “the now deleted post said.

His allegation came just three months before Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics, which were the target of a campaign to boycott several human rights organizations in large part because of the crackdown by China of Uyghur Muslims. The games face a possible diplomatic boycott from the United States and other countries. Rights groups compared the 2022 Beijing Olympics to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics. China has always denied any human rights abuses and claims its actions are part of anti-terrorism programs.

Peng has participated in three Olympics. The IOC said in a statement Thursday that “We have seen the latest reports and are encouraged by the assurances that she is safe.” The Switzerland-based IOC, which derives 73% of its income from the sale of broadcast rights and 18% from sponsors, has not criticized China and often repeats that it is only a sports company and that it has no mandate to act on the policies of a sovereign state. .

The WTA can better afford to exert pressure since it is less dependent on China’s revenue than the IOC or the NBA. The basketball league lost around $ 400 million in broadcast rights when China canceled games in the 2019-20 season after then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted to support protesters in Hong Kong.

The WTA Finals were held in Mexico this month due to the pandemic, with the event scheduled to return in 2022 in Shenzhen, China. The WTA has several tournaments in China, and the WTA Finals are scheduled there until 2030. In 2019, there were eight WTA tournaments there as part of the Chinese swing after the US Open and just a few months before. that the pandemic does not strike in early 2020.

Simon’s statement said Peng had shown incredible courage, but was still concerned for his safety.

“The WTA and the rest of the world need independent, verifiable proof that they are safe,” he wrote. “I have tried several times to reach her via many forms of communication, to no avail.”

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China remains silent on death of tennis star, despite global pressure

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An email allegedly from a professional Chinese tennis player that Chinese state media posted on Twitter has heightened concerns about her safety as the sports’ biggest stars and others abroad call for get information about his well-being and where he is.

So far, these appeals have been met with silence.

Chinese authorities have not said anything publicly since the accusation, about two weeks ago, of the double Grand Slam champion, Peng Shuai, that she was sexually assaulted by a former senior government official.

The first #MeToo case to reach the political realm in China was not reported by national media and the online discussion about it was heavily censored.

Steve Simon, president and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, questioned the authenticity of the email to her, in which Peng says she is safe and the assault allegation is fake. It was released on Thursday by CGTN, the international arm of China’s public broadcaster CCTV.

“I find it hard to believe that Peng Shuai actually wrote the email we received or believes what is attributed to him,” Simon wrote.

The statement, he added, “only raises my concerns about his safety and whereabouts.” Simon has called for a full investigation and the WTA has said it is ready to pull tournaments out of the country if it does not get a proper response. Top players including Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic have spoken, and the hashtag WhereisPengShuai is all the rage online.

China has largely cracked down on a #MeToo movement that flourished briefly in 2018 and is moving forward with the Beijing Winter Olympics in February despite calls to boycott activists and some foreign politicians of China’s record. in human rights.

When asked several times about the case, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian again said on Thursday that he was unaware.

Peng, 35, is a former No. 1 player in the women’s doubles who won titles at Wimbledon in 2013 and Roland Garros in 2014.

She wrote in a lengthy social media post on November 2 that Zhang Gaoli, a former deputy prime minister who was a member of the ruling Communist Party’s top leadership committee, had forced her to have sex despite repeated refusals three years ago.

The post was quickly deleted from his verified account on Weibo, one of China’s major social media platforms, but screenshots of the explosive charge quickly spread across the internet in China. She has not appeared in public since then, raising questions about her fate and whether she is being held.

Zhang, who is 75, disappeared from public view after retiring in 2018, as usual for former senior officials. He is not known to have close ties to the current rulers.

Peng’s charge is the first high-profile sexual assault charge against a powerful politician in China. Past accusations have involved prominent figures in the nonprofit world, academia and the media, but never reached senior Communist Party officials or state-owned companies.

CGTN released the statement on Twitter, which is blocked in China along with many other foreign platforms such as Google and Facebook. He did not post it on Chinese social media, and there was no mention of the alleged email behind the Great Firewall, which separates the Chinese internet from the rest of the world.

Some netizens bypassed controls and posted the news on private social media groups. Freeweibo.com, which records Weibo’s censored messages, said searches for “Peng Shuai” and “Zhang Gaoli” were both in the top 10 most searched topics on Thursday.

Searches for Peng Shuai’s name on the Chinese search engine Sogou only brought up articles about his tennis career. His Weibo account no longer allows comments and no results appear if people search for his Weibo account.

Peng wrote that Zhang’s wife was guarding the door during the alleged assault, which followed a game of tennis. Her post also said that they had had sex seven years ago and that she had feelings for him afterwards. She also said she knew speaking would be difficult.

“Yes, other than me, I have kept no evidence, no recording, no video, only the actual experience of my twisted self. Even if I destroy myself, like throwing an egg against a rock, or a butterfly flying in a flame, I will always speak the truth about us, ”the now deleted post said.

His allegation came just three months before Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics, which were the target of a campaign to boycott several human rights organizations in large part because of the crackdown by China of Uyghur Muslims. The games face a possible diplomatic boycott from the United States and other countries. Rights groups compared the 2022 Beijing Olympics to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics. China has always denied any human rights abuses and claims its actions are part of anti-terrorism programs.

Peng has participated in three Olympics. The International Olympic Committee said in a statement Thursday that “We have seen the latest reports and are encouraged by the assurances that she is safe.” The Switzerland-based IOC, which derives 73% of its income from the sale of broadcast rights and 18% from sponsors, has not criticized China and often repeats that it is only a sports company and that its mission is not to act on the policies of a sovereign state.

Xu Guoqi, historian at the University of Hong Kong, explained the difference between the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2022 Games.

“The big difference between the two Beijing Games is that in 2008, Beijing tried to please the world,” Xu recently told The Associated Press in an email. “In 2022, he doesn’t really care what the rest of the world thinks about it.” The WTA can better afford to exert pressure since it is less dependent on China’s revenue than the IOC or the NBA. The basketball league lost around $ 400 million in broadcast rights when China canceled games in the 2019-20 season after then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted to support protesters in Hong Kong.

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IOC gives new sports advice on rules for trans athletes

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In an effort to help sports write eligibility rules for trans athletes, the IOC issued an advisory distracting attention from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove there was a performance benefit. .

No athlete should be excluded from competition on the basis of an “unverified competitive advantage, alleged or perceived to be unfair due to their sexual variations, physical appearance and / or transgender status,” said the International Olympic Committee.

The six-page document follows years of consultation with medical and human rights experts and, since 2019, directly affected athletes to help draft guidelines for equity and inclusion.

It is released after the Tokyo Olympics where the first openly transgender athlete, weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, competed in the games and defended 800m champion Caster Semenya was among track athletes with intersex conditions and naturally high levels. of testosterone excluded from their events.

The new directive updates a 2015 revision that set a limit on the levels of testosterone allowed by athletes leading to treatments and procedures now described as “medically unnecessary”. “The eligibility criteria have at times resulted in serious harm,” the IOC admitted in a briefing on the advice which also warns against “invasive medical examinations”. Preventing harm is one of the 10 principles that will guide future decision making by sport officials. Others include non-discrimination, fairness, evidence-based decisions and the protection of athlete privacy.

The IOC document is not legally binding but clearly spells out what it now expects from the governing bodies responsible for regulating their own sports.

Some athletes are still expected to be ineligible in certain sports, with safety seen as a specific issue for combat and contact sports.

“Athletes should be allowed to compete, but unfair benefits need to be regulated,” said the IOC, which will help fund research into the elite performance of transgender and intersex athletes.

A target for next March, a few weeks after the close of the Beijing Winter Games, has been set to launch an online workshop program with sports organizations and athlete representatives.

“We have not found a solution to this big question,” said IOC spokesperson Christian Klaue. “It is clear that this is a subject that will be with us for a long time.”

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Soccer-Kerr signs two-year extension with Chelsea

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Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has signed a new contract which will extend the Australian striker’s stay at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season, the women’s Super League champions have said. Kerr, who joined Chelsea midway through the 2019-20 season, established herself as a lethal scorer in the women’s top flight with 39 goals, escaping with the Golden Shoe last season with 21 goals in 22 games. .

The 28-year-old has played in Australia and the United States, but said winning trophies with the London club meant her decision to stay was “a given”. “I think the club gives me every chance to succeed as a player. I don’t see myself going anywhere else in the world or leaving Europe, having what I have at Chelsea,” Kerr said on the site Club web https: // www. chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/11/16/kerr-talks-through-extension-news.

“The time had come, honestly, I didn’t feel like I wanted to rush into anything, just like signing here the first time around, it just happened naturally.” Kerr was the first player to win the Golden Shoe on three different continents and she is also leading the race this season with six goals. But his main goal is to defend the title with Chelsea in second, one point behind Arsenal.

“I’m not going to lie, it’s good when I win them but that’s not my main goal at the start of the year,” she added. “It’s a great reward, but if I won Golden Boot after Golden Boot and no trophy, it wouldn’t be so rewarding for me.

“That’s why last season winning the Golden Shoe and winning the league was so rewarding because it ultimately meant something.”

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Major High School Sporting Events This Week | Sports

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By the end of this week, the fastest cross-country runners, a men’s soccer champion and a women’s volleyball champion will emerge from the first set of sports organized by the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam.

The most valuable players for football and cross-country were chosen, as well as the All-Island teams. In cross-country, the All-Island meet will determine the top runners from Guam’s non-public schools.

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Despite finishing third in the regular season, the St. John’s Knights are alive and well and will continue their quest to become IIAAG champions again.

At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the Knights will visit No. 2 seed Harvest Christian Academy to see which team will earn a ticket to the championship game. St. John’s is led by junior goalkeeper Miles Ganeb along with defenders Aidan Johnson and Hayden Crisfield, and midfielders Andrew Stenson and Jason Palomares.

They will face the Eagles, who also have solid defense in Christian Shinohara and Kosuke Ishii, as well as newly eligible keeper Traven Kaae, who went goalless in 58 minutes against Father Duenas.

In the other IIAAG football semi-final, also on Nov. 17, the top-ranked FD will face Guam High, the No. 4 seed.

The Panthers placed a player on the all-island team in senior Matua Finona. He and the rest of the Panthers will have their work cut out for them. The Panthers were unable to score against FD in two games, as they allowed 17 goals.

The Brothers have an all-star roster led by MVP EJ Sablan. The Friars have first-team All-Island players in every position, including second-year guard Jacob Toves and defenders Nicolai Ska Medina and Kai Pahl. EJ Manibusan and Nainoa Norton were also voted into the first team as midfielders; and Sablan up front.

FD has allowed just four goals in eight games this season, two against St. John’s and Harvest.

The third-place and championship matches will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Guam Football Association’s National Training Center. They are scheduled at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively.

women’s volleyball

The No. 2 Notre Dame Royals are already in the finals, by virtue of their 3-1 victory over the No. 3 seed Guam High School last week.

They will face the No. 4 Academy winner Notre Dame of Guam, against the No. 1 seed St. John’s School.

The match for third place and the championship are scheduled for Friday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. The site is technically TBD and is believed to be hosted by the highest remaining seed.

Crosthe countryThe IIAAG All-Island Cross Country meet is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Two Lovers Point.

The St. John’s Knights have last year’s top returning male finisher, Alex Clark, but the girls’ field is wide open as Guam High’s Liliana Fennessey moved.

Guam High defends the boys’ and girls’ tag team titles.

Women’s sporting events often do not have pre-game programming. A pair of American women’s football stars are set to change that.

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Retired USWNT stars Angela Hucles (left) and Leslie Osborne host Just Women’s Sports’ pre-game show for the 2021 NWSL Championship.Just women’s sports; REUTERS / Mike Cassese; Feng Li / Getty Images

  • The Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit will face off in Saturday’s NWSL Championship game.

  • Heeding fan calls, Just Women’s Sports will host a pre-game show on TikTok ahead of the title game.

  • Retired USWNT stars Angela Hucles and Leslie Osborne will host “The Warm Up” live from Louisville.

Finally, women’s sports are starting to get the coverage they deserve.

Some of the biggest events in women’s athletics have achieved top billing and broadcast windows like never before in recent years. These TV slots offer relatively young leagues opportunities for audience growth. But all too often, even the most anticipated women’s sporting events go unreported before the game, leaving all new eyes with little context for what they’re actually watching.

Just Women’s Sports is ready to change that.

Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman celebrates scoring a goal against the Chicago Red Stars during the regular season.

Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman celebrates scoring a goal against the Chicago Red Stars during the regular season.Daniel Bartel / ISI Photos / Getty Images

the sports media startup dedicated solely to coverage of women’s sport is producing a pre-game show on TikTok LIVE ahead of Saturday’s National Women’s Football League Championship game.

Retired United States Women’s National Team stars Angela Hucles and Leslie Osborne will host “The Warm Up” at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Ky., One hour and 15 minutes before kickoff between the games. Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit.

Additionally, Nike has partnered with Just Women’s Sports to help increase league coverage and analysis ahead of the NWSL season finale.

“For women’s sports to become mainstream, two things have to happen: the games have to be accessible, and there has to be coverage that matches the hype and enthusiasm that fans have for these amazing athletes,” he said. said Haley Rosen, Founder and CEO of Just Women’s Sports. Initiated.

“For fans to be engaged in a sporting event, they need to understand who is playing, what is at stake and why it matters.”

“This is the missing ingredient that we have been trying to add to the women’s sporting landscape, and ‘The Warm Up’ is a major step in this journey,” she added.

“The Warm Up” will air on TikTok LIVE.Just female sport

Hucles and Osborne were obvious choices to be the faces of the show, Rosen said.

With two World Cups and two Olympics between them, former national teams know the ins and outs of success at the highest level in women’s football.

They are also familiar with the world of professional women’s football in the United States. Both played for clubs in the WPS – the predecessor of the NWSL – and both were instrumental in the creation of the NWSL, which is now the oldest professional women’s soccer league in North America.

Hucles and Osborne have also continued their efforts to develop the game since leaving the field. Hucles is vice president of player operations at Angel City FC – the Los Angeles-based club that joined the NWSL in 2022 – while Osborne is working with a larger group to bring an expansion squad to the region. bay.

Both moved into sports broadcasting after their playing careers ended, making them what Rosen called “a perfect pair to co-host this show.”

Hucles and Osborne (second and third from left in top row) are preparing for the USWNT in 2007.

Hucles and Osborne (second and third from left in top row) are preparing for the USWNT in 2007.AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko

“Ang and I have been good friends and former teammates for years, so we have a lot of experiences together and memories on and off the pitch,” Osborne told Insider. “[‘The Warm Up’] will be a great opportunity for new fans to get up to speed as we recap the season, playoffs and awards, and preview the finale. We’ll also dive deeper and more analytical at times to make sure everyone asks for more. It’s all about the balance. “

“There is a huge gap right now between what is seen around a game or a game and what can be said,” added Hucles.

“Storytelling around players, their backgrounds and interests connects fans and players while improving player profiles.

“This is just one way to help elevate female players in their respective sports and it’s rarer when it comes to women and women’s sports.”

Between the gripping storylines, the particularly competitive playoff race, and “the fact that there is an extremely underserved market” among NWSL fans, Rosen identified this weekend’s title game as a point of interest. ideal entry for this type of programming.

She also noted that the NWSL is “hot right now” after last season saw the league boast a remarkable 493% audience increase Year after year.

Lynn NWSL Family Stadium.

Lynn Family Stadium will host the 2021 NWSL Championship.Joe Robbins / ISI Photos / Getty Images

But Just Women’s Sports is set to expand its pre-game and post-match coverage beyond the NWSL Championship game. Rosen added that “this is just the beginning” of the brand’s foray into game day analysis.

“We’ve seen the demand for this type of content and we’ve seen that demand increase this year alone,” Rosen said. “‘The Warm Up’ is our first step towards creating a more robust coverage around the games and meeting that demand.”

“It’s also a natural next step in our evolution at JWS,” she added.

“We’ve only ever existed in COVID. But now that things are starting to pick up, we want to show up and be present at big events on the women’s sports calendar.”

Fans can catch Hucles and Osborne on TikTok LIVE Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. ET until 30 minutes before the kick-off of the title game at noon on CBS.

Just Women’s Sports’ partnership with Nike will provide fans with live analysis and on-site social media reporting throughout the championship, while Osborne will continue to cover the brand on Instagram Live after the final whistle.

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Tennis-Djokovic is the “GOAT” for Sampras

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The debate over the greatest of all time (GOAT) in men’s tennis has divided opinions for years, but American Pete Sampras has no doubts that Serbian Novak Djokovic is the one.

Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are currently tied at 20 major singles titles apiece, and fans and pundits have continued to argue over who should be considered ‘GOAT’ Djokovic, 34, the youngest of the triumvirate, has been unmatched in consistency and success in recent years and has already claimed Federer’s long-standing record for holding the men’s world rankings for most weeks.

This month, the Serbian broke ties with his childhood idol, Sampras, winning the end-of-year world rankings seven times, a record. “Seven years, for him I’m sure he sees this as a bonus for all the majors he’s won,” said Sampras, who won 14 major singles titles before retiring after the US Open 2002, said the ATP Tour. website.

“But I think he’ll appreciate it more as he gets older. He did so at a time when he dominated two of the greats, Roger and Rafa, and he’s handled the next generation of players very well – all at the same time. “I think what Novak has done in the last 10 years, winning majors, being consistent, finishing number one for seven years is a clear sign to me that he is the greatest ever. . “

Djokovic, who also won a record 37th ATP Masters title in Paris this month, received the year-end world number one trophy on Monday in Turin, Italy, following his victory over Norway’s Casper Ruud in the end-of-season ATP finals. “I’ve been ‘The Man’ for that number of years, and he’s been even more ‘The Man’,” Sampras said.

“I think he’s been more consistent, he’s won more events, he’s got more majors. I could go on talking about his career. I don’t think you’ll see (the end-of-seven number one ‘year).”

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Brisbane Heat rounds out BBL 11 squad with point guard Connor Sully

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Brisbane Heat announced on Tuesday the signing of Queensland fast pitcher Connor Sully for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) which begins next month. Sully will complete Team Heat for the tournament and will be keen to add a teal start to his Sheffield Shield and One Day debut for Queensland so far this summer to make it a hat-trick of first appearances in all three formats.

According to Brisbane Heat, the former Australian Under-19 brings a quick pace to the team’s balance, having glimpsed their potential with a 4-39 comeback of six times in his second appearance in the Marsh One Day Cup for the Bulls earlier. this month. Heat coach Wade Seccombe said Sully has enjoyed his taste in top cricket so far this season.

“We are delighted with the way he is playing for Queensland and it will be very beneficial for him to be part of the squad for all of BBL | 11 this season,” Seccombe said on the Brisbane Heat website. . “He and his ‘young gun’ colleague Matty Willans give us good depth and variety in our bowling ranks. I’m sure he will appreciate the chance to soak up the experience again, as well as providing another option for some x-factor in our bowling alley if the opportunity arises, ”he added.

The Heat will face the Melbourne Renegades at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast on December 13 with their first game of Gabba indoors a week later when they host the Sydney Thunder on December 19. This will be Sully’s second time on the Heat. pounds, signed as a replacement for the start of the final BBL | 11 season.

The Heat’s squad for 2021-22 includes Chris Lynn, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Jimmy Peirson (c), Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Matt Willans, Tom Cooper, Michael Neser, Marnus Labuschagne, Connor Sully, Jack Wildermuth, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (International), Ben Duckett (International) and Tom Abell (International) as contract players for BBL | 11, | BBL | 11 and beyond. (ANI)

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P7 Sports Academy aims to attract sporting events for young people in Memphis

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Cordova’s P7 Sports Academy, a $ 3.3 million gymnasium, opened in late October and is already attracting a number of youth tournaments.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Cole Photopolus donned his basketball sneakers and joined his teammates on one of the four open basketball courts. His team, the Briarcrest Saints, were preparing to face a visiting team.

“Get out there and be a bucket,” Photopolus said of his approach to the game.

The 14-year-old is one of the thousands who will be able to benefit from the new P7 Sports Academy in Cordoba. The $ 3.3 million gymnasium opened in late October and is already attracting a number of youth tournaments. Photopolus said he had never been to a gym like P7’s.

“I thought it was really cool. I’ve never seen anything like it, ”he said. “I went to my school gym and it’s pretty cool, but it’s nothing compared to that.”

The sports academy is an extension of Perfect Seven Sports, which already hosts major 7v7 football tournaments. The group saw the opportunity to develop into what their partner Darin Pounds has called a ‘void in the Memphis community’.

“When we sat down with the group (partner), we asked, ‘What can we do? “And it was really trying to come back into the community and create an environment, a great place for the kids, great facilities, a nice place to come and train,” Pounds said.

The space is approximately 55,000 square feet, including several basketball and volleyball courts and a 90 ‘x 120’ training area covered with artificial turf with gymnastic equipment. This space can also be transformed into an additional courtyard. In addition to purchasing the facility, Pounds said the group spent another “seven-figure investment” to convert the space to what it is today, including LED lighting and Dashboards.

P7 Sports Academy partners with Sports in 3 stages based in Boston. The company said it was the largest organizer of sporting events and youth clubs in the country. The partnership has enabled P7 to bring the Memphis Swarm AAU basketball and Memphis Junior Volleyball organizations to train and play in the facility.

“In this area, I’ve never seen a facility like this,” said Tavaris Boga, coach of Memphis Swarm and director of basketball operations for P7. “I think they’re going to give the kids of Memphis a lot of head start because the most important thing, especially around the COVID zone, is to have a gym space. Now you have a place to come train, come train, come play, be in the big leagues, in the best part of town.

Space was particularly an issue for Memphis Juniors. Danis Fueling has been the director of the youth volleyball organization for 11 years. The Memphis organization hosted its tournaments in Tunica, Mississippi, where 9 courts were available at a time.

“I mean, there’s nothing in Tunica. So, you know, parents drive one way to get there and decide if they’re going to stay overnight or not, ”Fueling said. “We will have nine courts for our tournament here. We can hold out here this year, so that’s a huge advantage for us.

Fueling said the upgrade to the P7 Sports Academy has seen their organization grow 30% from 19 teams to 28 teams. Hosting tournaments naturally brings in scouts and college coaches that Fueling can accommodate even if they can’t make it to Memphis.

“We can broadcast here, so we can broadcast practice, we can do skills, we can broadcast tournaments,” Fueling said. “So if a varsity coach can’t participate, a recruiter can’t, then we can connect them and be able to do it, they can be wherever they are and broadcast and watch an athlete here. They don’t need to be here.

Boga said Memphis is naturally a great basketball town with the nationally significant University of Memphis basketball team and the Memphis Grizzlies playing just up the road. The competition is fierce and, like Fueling, he is eager to draw recruiters’ attention to local athletes when P7 attracts tournaments from organizations like Adidas, Under protection, and Coast to Coast Preparations.

“The competition in Memphis is very, very important, but to have some of these major tournaments here now instead of just moving around and going to these tournaments, it’s going to be big,” Boga said. “We have some of the greatest players of all time coming to the city of Memphis and I don’t think we’re highlighted as much as we should be.”

P7 opened at the end of October and already has 25 events scheduled until 2022. Photopolus is delighted to face competition from across the country.

“I love everything about it. The courts are cool. The lighting is nice,” Photopolus said. “I’ve never played tournaments on a pitch like this before so it’s going to be fun. “

Major sporting events in Houston: November 15-21, 2021

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Alton McCaskill stiffens fleeing defender | Courtesy of the University of Houston

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 21, 2021.

This week it’s college sports for Houston’s nationally ranked multiple track programs. Plus, you can spill blood during racing events that start to surface before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Virginia Cavaliers at Fertitta Center | Tuesday November 16 – After reaching their first Final Four in 37 years, the men’s basketball team is entering a new Top 15 season. It will face a tough test from the University of Virginia ACC. Tickets start at $ 45, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Memphis Tigers at TDECU Stadium | Friday 19 November – The Coogs play their last home game of the regular season before heading into a possible AAC Championship and bowling season this winter. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 125, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • The Great Houston Pie Run 5K & 10K at King’s BierHaus in the Height | Saturday 20 November | Virtual option – Get up and shine (or sleep and go virtual) for the Great Houston Pie Run, which sends runners on 5k and 10k courses – or Kids K for the little ones – and enjoy a delicious slice of pie and of beer after the race party to accompany your finisher medal. Registration (in person and virtual) is $ 40 for 5K or 10K; $ 20 for children K. 7:30 am.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. New Mexico Lobos at Fertitta Center | saturday 20 november – The Cougars women’s basketball team play one final game at home before heading to Mexico for the Cancun Challenge tournament. Tickets start at $ 10 for adults; $ 5 for children. 4 p.m.
  • Bulls 5K race at NRG Stadium | Sunday November 21 – For the benefit of USO Houston, the Texans will host the annual 5K Run / Walk at NRG Stadium, with the Toro’s Kids K kick off, followed by the 5K run and the after party. race. Registration is $ 35 for a non-competitive 5K participant; $ 40 for a competitor (includes a timing chip); $ 30 for the Toro’s Kids K. The virtual race option is available for $ 20. 7:30 am.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

Two nationally recognized sporting events in Tulsa – FOX23 News

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TULSA, Okla. – It was announced this week that two Tulsa Sports Commission events, the Big 12 Wrestling Championship 2020 and the USA BMX Grand Nationals 2020, have been named Champions of Economic Impact in Sport Tourism.

Management of sports destinations, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sport event planners and tournament directors in the sport tourism market, unveiled the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Economic Impact Champions in Sport Tourism presented by traveling teams .

This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more than welcome boost of over $ 400 million to the national economy over the past two years.

“Receiving several awards of this caliber reflects the tremendous work done by the Tulsa Sports Commission over the past decade,” said Ray Hoyt, President of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “The dual national recognition reinforces for event planners that Tulsa is one of the best destinations in the country to host a sporting event, a major objective of Tulsa regional tourism. As our momentum continues to bring even bigger events, more and more people will come to Tulsa and experience what our unique city has to offer. “

NCR mayors: fully vaxxed OK at contact sporting events

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Mayors’ recommendations still need to be approved by the IATF

MANILA—The Metro Manila Council has recommended a set of guidelines when hosting contact sporting events in the NCR.

This developed as the inter-agency task force turned on green events in areas under Alert Level 2, the second most lenient in a government alert level system put in place to curb the transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In the recommended guidelines, read out by MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos at a press conference on Saturday, everyone at the venue – players and spectators – must be fully vaccinated before being allowed to play or play. watch sporting events, indoors or outdoors.

Contact sports, although not specifically mentioned by Abalos, are described as games which:

  • Emphasize or require physical contact between players;
  • Accumulate scores by deliberately kicking, punching or impacting an opponent; Where
  • Presents the risk of contact between players, “if considered accidental, fouled or penalized according to the rules of the game”.

“Considering that in the conduct of a contact sport, players are subject to contact, while spectators are made to applaud, jeer or shout, only vaccinated adults and minors are permitted to play or watch whether in an organized protest or not,” Abalos said.

“Ang hinihingi namin, maski sa labas, bakunado, mas hinihigpitan namin.”

(We ask that they be fully vaccinated, even [if the event will be held] outside. We are more strict with this.)

People are considered fully vaccinated if it has been 2 weeks since their second dose, or 2 weeks after being bitten with a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson.

Players must also wear their mask when sitting on the bench. They are allowed to remove them while playing. Spectators and other staff must wear such a mask at all times.

Organizers must also obtain permissions from the LGU where the event will take place and declare important information about the event, such as the number of participants. They must also ensure the implementation of public health standards, such as the collection of participant health declaration forms, the verification of vaccination cards, among others.

If it is a small-scale street league, which the MMC defines as an “unorganized event”, the NCR mayors recommend obtaining permission from a barangay official or property owners. premises.

“The relevant official and/or venue owners must oversee and ensure compliance with venue capacity and vaccination requirements. Siguro marami tayong tanod diyan, hihingi lang ang vaccination card, ‘yung mga ganoon, are vaccinated or not.),” Abalos said.

Abalos, however, reiterated that these were still recommendations pending pandemic task force approval.

5 great sports games on Xbox Game Pass

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Who doesn’t love the thrill of competition? Sure, you can participate in an FPS or MOBA, but when it comes to rivalry, there’s no better way to experience it than in a sports game. With these suggestions, you won’t have to look much further for some of the best sports experiences that meet your Xbox Game Pass needs.

Starting off arguably with the best soccer simulation game on the market right now, we have Interactive sports Football Manager 2022. Posted by Sega, the most recent entry in the Football manager the franchise was released on November 9, 2021.

Although the classic FM the experience remains intact in this year’s iteration, there are a few new features and improvements that we should take a closer look at.

Player scouting is an essential part of the success of any football club. Whereas in FM 2021 you had the information on a specific player all crammed together in a somewhat confusing way, which prejudiced some players (mostly new ones), in Football Manager 2022 this data will be presented to the player in a summarized, clearer and more concise manner.

Regarding its match engine, FM 2022 sees major improvements over previous iterations. A new animation engine is in place, making player movements more natural and refined. The improved graphics will also help the player feel immersed in every match, with the addition of improved AI that allows players to make smarter decisions when in possession of the ball.

Soak

If you like extreme sports, this game is for you.

Developped by Ubisoft Annecy and published by Ubisoft, Soak is a sports video game where players can practice several winter sports, such as skiing, paragliding and snowboarding. The game was released in December 2016.

Soak is played as an online multiplayer video game, set in an open world environment based on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. There are four main activities in the game, skiing, wingsuiting, snowboarding, and paragliding. Later, the DLC released added a bunch of other sports and activities to the game, like sledding, basic jumping, and rocket-powered wingsuit flying. Also added as DLC, Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, is featured in the game.

Incorporated into a special effects system, Soak allows players to perform several special maneuvers such as spinning and grabbing, which can combine them into more advanced tricks, which ultimately reward more points when performed correctly. An interesting aspect of the game is that the player is able to see the amount of gravitational force, or g-force, that the player character endures when crashing.

Dirt 5

Racing fans, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you.

Dirt 5, the sequel to 2017 Dirt 4, is an offroad racing game developed by Codemasters, released in November 2020.

As part of the game’s overall off-road racing, several other racing modes can be experienced in Dirt 5, like rallycross, ice racing, off-road buggies or even Stadium Super Trucks. As for locations, players can race in many different locations around the world, namely China, Italy, Morocco, Brazil, Arizona, Norway, South Africa and many more. Moreover.

The game also features a career mode, focused on a narrative that pits the player character against a rival pilot called Bruno Durand, voiced by American actor Nolan North. In this storytelling-driven mode, the player also has a mentor called AJ, voiced by Troy Baker, who you might recognize by voicing Joel in The last of us and The Last of Us Part II.

With a dynamic weather system that includes the seasons and affects the race, the player can only participate in ice races in New York during the winter months, for example.

UFC 4

Do you know what is better than stress relieving toys? A game where you can let it all hang out. UFC 4 is among the best sports games on Xbox Game Pass for you to do just that.

EA Sports’ UFC 4 is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) video game, from the developers of EA Vancouver. It was released in August 2020.

With 229 unique fighters and 81 alternate versions, UFC 4 is based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts promotion company. The four main disciplines of MMA included in the game are wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, and jiujitsu.

With the classic career mode that all UFC fans love, the player is allowed to create and customize their own fighter, with the hopes of becoming the greatest fighter of all time. As part of their progression, the player character can choose to accept or decline fights, which ultimately affects the development of the fighter’s career.

Although the Octagon is the primary battle location chosen by players, in UFC 4 there are other options to choose where you fight. From Backyard to Kumite, players will have the option of choosing a more underground style arena for their fights.

Golf with your friends

If you are just looking to relax and have fun with your friends, but without losing sight of that competitive aspect, then you are in luck.

Golf with your friends is a golf video game developed by Interactive black light and published by Team 17. The game was released in May 2020.

It’s as easy as a game of golf can be. Swing the club and try to hit the ball in the hole. Allowing up to 12 players in a single game, the game contains a total of 234 holes, spread evenly over 13 different levels.

Golf with your friends features a plethora of ball customizations, as well as a level editor, which allows players to play on community-created maps. You can also play 2 video game themed cards, based on The escapees and Toward.

Fun fact, the studio behind the game consists of just three people and is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Now that you have great sporting experiences to choose from, conquer your digital rivals.

What do you think of this selection? Would you change any of these games? What do you think are the best sports games currently on Xbox Game Pass? Let me know in the comments below!

Negative behaviors increase during high school sports events in Maine

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After a restricted fall sports season last year due to the pandemic, high school athletes, coaches and sports fans happily greeted a more traditional season this year. However, one notable difference was the increase in fan numbers at high school sporting events, and with that came unwelcome fan behavior. “I haven’t thrown a child out of a play in years, and I saw the child throw something, and I just knocked him down and escorted him with a police officer,” said Kennebunk High school’s athletic director Joe Schwartzman. Schools in the area have reported cases of exaggerated student behavior. It’s really to support their players and not to belittle the other team and not select other people. With the bullying and harassment that has taken place across the country, we are trying to avoid this stuff, ”said Rich Buzzell, athletic director for Marshwood. Sports administrators and educators have highlighted several factors in the increase in negative behavior, including re-acclimatization to pre-pandemic expectations, negative examples prevalent at major professional and university sporting events and on the internet. “There is so much gossip online. Kids call it tweets these days. It happens outside of schoolyards and in all of the lower worlds of the internet, and therefore, when we bring children together in bleachers, we have to understand that there has to be that line of respect of encouragement and being positive. High school principal Eric Klein said. Klein said fan antics forced Yarmouth High School to moving the evening games right after school in hopes of combating negative behavior. “It’s exciting to be back on the pitch. It’s exciting to cheer on your best friends, and so on. . Let’s just work on doing it the right way, “Klein said. Athletic directors said the loss of in-person learning had hampered their ability to build relationships with students. They said students can help themselves to self-regulate. “A game , there was a chant that wasn’t appropriate, and the way we were able to fix that was to be able to sit the three or four students that I worked with, and say, “Hey, can you tell me? help fix this, because if i have to fix it, it becomes admin against. students where I have to take a child out and everyone will boo. And the next game, they found ways to get around those negative chants, ”said Jeff Oliver, York High School athletic director. School officials said inappropriate fan behavior was led by a minority of fans, and there is positive fan behavior that should be applauded. Schwartzman said when the Kennebunk community complained about the trash at the games, he recruited a student cleaning crew that got bigger week by week. “They clean the stands. They sweep them, and if they get a T-shirt, they’re part of the Kennebunk team. That was a good thing. The kids were great, but that’s one of them. ways that I’m really trying to build a relationship with them and this year in particular, ”said Schwartzman.

After a restricted fall sports season last year due to the pandemic, high school athletes, coaches and sports fans happily greeted a more traditional season this year.

However, one notable difference was the increase in fan numbers at high school sporting events, and with that came unwelcome fan behavior.

“I haven’t thrown a kid out of a game in years, and I saw the kid throw something, and I just knocked him down and escorted him with a police officer,” he said. said Kennebunk High School athletic director Joe Schwartzman.

Schools in the area have reported cases of exaggerated student behavior.

“Sometimes they lose their focus on what is really the most important part of being there. It’s really to support their players and not to belittle the other team and not select other people. With the intimidation and harassment that has taken place in the country, we are trying to avoid this kind of thing, ”said Marshwood athletic director Rich Buzzell.

Sports administrators and educators have pointed out several factors in the increase in negative behavior, including re-acclimatization to pre-pandemic expectations, negative examples prevalent at major professional and university sporting events and on the internet.

“There is so much gossip online. Kids call it tweets these days. It happens outside of school grounds and in all the lower worlds of the internet, and so when we bring children together in the stands, we have to understand that there has to be this line of respect to encourage and to be positive. It’s not just because it’s MPA guidelines, it’s because it’s what we believe in, ”said Eric Klein, Principal of Yarmouth High School.

Klein said fan antics forced Yarmouth High School to move nightly games right after school in hopes of tackling negative behavior.

“It’s exciting to be back on the pitch. It’s exciting to cheer on your best friends, and so on. Let’s just work on doing it the right way, ”Klein said.

Athletic directors said the loss of in-person learning had hampered their ability to build relationships with students. They said that students can help each other regulate each other.

“In a game there was a chant that wasn’t appropriate, and the way we were able to fix that was to be able to sit the three or four students I worked with and say, ‘ Hey can you guys help with this at all because if I have to fix it it becomes admin versus. students where I have to take a child out and everyone will boo. And the next game, they found ways to get around those negative chants, ”said Jeff Oliver, athletic director at York High School.

School officials have said that inappropriate fan behavior is led by a minority of fans, and that there is positive fan behavior that should be applauded.

Schwartzman said when the Kennebunk community complained about the trash at the games, he recruited a student cleaning crew that got bigger week by week.

“They are cleaning the stands. They sweep them up, and if they get a T-shirt, they’re part of the Kennebunk crew. It has been a good thing. The kids have been great, but that’s one of the ways I’m really trying to relate to them and this year in particular, ”Schwartzman said.

“Spotify for Sports” Locker App Opens $ 1.5 Million Funding Round

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  • Locker, an innovative new sports app, gives fans a unique platform to consume content about the sports and teams they love, from sources they trust.
  • The Phase 1 release customizes sports news and stats from over 300 global publishers, with Phase 2 seeing Locker roll out video and audio capabilities in early 2022.
  • The premium service, Locker Pro, will be the first marketplace for fans to purchase micro-subscriptions to the sports sections of some of the best sports publishers in the world.
  • Participating in Techstars Sports Accelerator in 2020 (Indiana, USA program), it is the first Irish sports company to be selected for Techstars Sports.
  • Locker has secured over $ 800,000 in pre-seed funding led by Techstars Sports & WDC
  • Currently raising a funding round of $ 1.5 million to continue product development and the initial phase in the United States in 2022.

Dublin and Indiana, November 11, 2021: Locker [getlocker.com], the Irish and Indian sports start-up plans to raise $ 1.5 million in the coming months. In June 2021, the company announced its first pre-seed round of $ 800,000.

Founded in 2020, Locker is a mobile platform designed to bring personalized sports content directly to fans from trusted sources. After launching into the Irish market in recent weeks, the company now has its eyes set on the United States and is raising new fundraising to facilitate product development and a launch in the United States in 2022.

Ross O’Dwyer, CEO, Locker

Locker provides users with a single app to find and use stories and stats on the topics they love, from vendors they know and trust. It uses machine learning and trust aggregation to bring together hundreds of the world’s most trusted publishers, delivering the latest trending and reliable news, tailored to the user’s sporting tastes. The first phase of the app provides users with free sports news and statistics content, with video and audio feature updates being rolled out to users in the second phase. Locker is free for sports fans to download and use.

Additionally, in early 2022, Locker Pro, the app’s premium service, will allow fans to subscribe to individual sports sections of some of the world’s top paywall publishers, rather than having to pay for the entire amount. their offer. This is a new approach to micro-subscriptions in publishing.

A team with a proven track record in sports publishing, subscriptions and betting.
The start-up was founded in 2020 by Ross O’Dwyer – the former CEO and co-founder of Irish sports publisher Pundit Arena, along with Brian Quinn, the former sales and marketing director of Setanta Sports and Eir Sport. Along with Wayne Muller, the former technical director of fantasy sports app Jock Mkt, they have over three decades of experience in the sports media and subscription industry.

In July 2020, they were the first Irish sports company to be accepted into the prestigious Techstars Sports Accelerator program in Indianapolis. This highly competitive acceleration program is designed for sports technology companies focused on the future of sports, and less than 1% of applicants are accepted. Locker was also accepted into the Sportradar Acceleradar program and won the Google Adopt-a-Start-up program in May this year, which aims to further accelerate the growth of high potential start-ups.

Partnership-driven ecosystem
As Locker builds a personalized platform for users, the team is focused on providing a unique product and tools for publishers to maximize their revenue, understanding and fan growth. Connecting premium publishers with fans they’ve never reached before is a key initial goal for this partnership-driven team.

Over the next few months, Locker will announce a series of innovative partnerships with some of the world’s largest rights holders and media houses.

The innovative start-up works with both paid and free content providers to maximize their return on the content they already produce, while providing personalized analytics to understand their user base.

Ross O’Dwyer, CEO of Locker, said: “At Locker, we are passionate about great sports journalism. There is a world of brilliant sports content, the frustrating part is how we consume it. Why do sports fans have to travel to so many places every day to find their favorite content? Whether it’s news websites and league apps, social platforms and podcast apps, it’s hard to switch between locations and keep looking for what you really want. It shouldn’t be that way. Our mission is to provide the personalized world sports fans deserve, through a unique, free app where fans can easily find and consume the stories they need to see sources they trust. Locker puts the power back in the hands of the fan. ”

“Locker is not another content creator, in fact, as a tech company we don’t create any content, but rather they work with publishers to support growth, providing transparency, insight and solutions that ‘they don’t get elsewhere. We care about supporting quality sports content and journalism locally, nationally and internationally, and we will work with our partners to create a sustainable platform for all stakeholders. ‘

Written content and stats are just the start of our journey. We look forward to adding audio, video, live sports, and other essentials in the coming months to create a full sports experience. We’re also thrilled to have such great investors, partners and mentors who believe in our vision to transform this space. ”

Partnering with other technology innovators has also been essential for Locker to realize its vision. Alongside Sportradar and Stats Perform, two of the world’s largest providers of sports statistics, Locker also works alongside Ireland-based Newswhip. Newswhip’s technology tracks and predicts the impact of millions of articles in real time and allows Locker to recommend the hottest sports articles as they start to come out, so sports fans don’t Never miss the headlines that matter.

We believe this will change the way fans consume sports news.
“We’re excited about the launch of Locker, which we believe will change the way fans consume sports news,” said Jordan Fliegel, CEO of Techstars Sports Accelerator. “It’s a great founding team that includes sports fans, publishers, advertising and subscriptions. Locker has been a great addition to our sports accelerator in Indianapolis, which has particularly thrilled our partners around the US opportunity, including the Indiana Pacers (Pacers Sports & Entertainment), NCAA and Indianapolis Colts.

For more information, please contact
Andrew Pierse, Product Manager and Co-Founder at Locker (andrew@getlocker.com)

Where

Cyril Moloney, Teneo, Phone: 00353860479462 or email: cyril.moloney@teneo.com

Notes to editor

About locker
Founded in 2020, Locker [getlocker.com] is changing the way fans consume sports media, through personalization, aggregation of content from hundreds of publishers and trusted partners, providing the latest trending and reliable news tailored to the user’s sporting tastes. Locker makes it easy to find information about your favorite sporting interests and saves you time. Locker provides users with a single app to find and use stories on the topics they love, from vendors they trust.

Spectators can attend high school indoor sporting events starting next week

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Thunder Bay school boards will allow two spectators per student-athlete.

THUNDER BAY – Starting Tuesday, November 16, family and friends will once again be able to attend high school indoor sporting events in person in Thunder Bay.

This is the day the playoff season begins.

“This is great news,” said Dave Pineau, director of operations for Lakehead Public Schools and the Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board.

Pineau said boards of directors had been working on the plan for some time and hoped to implement it sooner.

“At the start of the season, the goal was to involve and activate the students. We really wanted to take a close look before opening… to make sure we were safe.

He noted that in some Ontario communities, spikes in COVID-19 cases have caused councils to suspend plans to allow spectators.

Protocols related to COVID-19 will be in place, including a requirement for medical grade face masks, in accordance with Department of Education guidelines.

Participation is limited to two spectators for each student athlete, with priority given to parents and guardians.

The security guards will receive the names of the student-athletes to manage the presence of family members.

The remaining places will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

“When someone comes to the door, they’ll indicate who they’re attached to and we’ll have two spots per player. Beyond that, they’ll be on the general public list,” Pineau said.

The remaining places will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis, depending on the size of the facility.

All participants must complete and pass Ontario’s COVID-19 school and child care program screening and show proof of full vaccination at the door.

Medical masks should be worn over the mouth and nose at all times, and family groups should sit together and move away from others.

Signs advise spectators to be at the venue no later than 30 minutes before match time and be prepared to provide contact tracing information upon arrival.

“We are delighted to welcome families again. Hope everyone is as excited as we are, ”said Pineau.

“We are aiming for a good season in the playoffs.

School communities can visit the SSAA website for information about the event.

NBA-Curry MVP odds improve after 50-point explosion

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Golden State goaltender Stephen Curry’s odds of winning the regular season MVP rose on Tuesday after his performance of 50 points and 10 assists in the Warriors’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Three-time champion Curry, who won MVP honors in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, connected on nine three-pointers and was 14 for 28 on the field in the 127-113 win in San Francisco.

With the win, the Warriors moved up to a better 9-1 in the NBA in the young season. The crowd chanted “MVP” as Curry made it to the free throw line, where he was a perfect 13-for-13. Curry is now the favorite to win the trophy for the third time with odds of +200, or 2-1, SportsBetting.ag said on Tuesday.

The next closest competitors are Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Kevin Durant of Brooklyn at 13-2, or +650. Curry entered the season with an 8-1 MVP rating, the website said.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr marveled at Curry’s dazzling play. “It was just a mind-blowing performance from Steph,” Kerr said, according to ESPN.

“He was amazing. I mean I’ve never seen anything like it, but I’ve been watching him for seven years so I saw something like this and it’s still amazing to watch.”

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Joint stress-free exercise – the royal gazette

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Updated: November 10, 2021 at 7:51 AM

Low impact exercise provides all the benefits of a more strenuous activity such as running without putting additional stress on muscles and joints.

Regular swimming and walking, for example, can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve fitness, and manage weight without straining the joints.

Check out some of the unique benefits of these low impact sports.

Walking

Walking is of course the first on the list. It’s something we do every day and it’s easy to get to because you don’t need fancy equipment. It’s absolutely free and it doesn’t even require transportation. Just put on some comfy sneakers, clothes, and possibly a rain jacket lately and get out into the fresh air.

Walking is considered a cardiovascular activity, which means that it works the heart and lungs to supply the muscles with oxygen-rich blood. Muscles need oxygen to move efficiently. Remember that a light walk will not give you these effects, so try to keep your walking at a moderate pace that allows you to increase your heart rate – you should feel short of breath.

For beginners, get some friends together and start with a few scheduled hourly walks each week. For advanced walkers, try doing a 10k walk early in the week, then a few 5k walks in between. Try to find a group that regularly walks a longer distance.

To swim

It’s a low impact exercise that I haven’t mastered yet. However, for those of you who are comfortable in the water, laps in a pool or the ocean – if you can brave the winter temperatures – provide a great workout all year round without putting too much strain on the legs. muscles or joints in particular. Water also supports your body when you swim, which means it is a no-load activity. The best part is that swimming is something that can be done over the course of your life and you won’t need to stop as you get older.

Every time you go for a swim, try something different – swim a little further, or try water aerobics or running which has the same benefits as running without impacting your joints.

Cycling

There are so many varieties of cycling that it’s easy to find one to enjoy. There is indoor group cycling like spinning; there are online Peloton courses and of course outdoor cycling. Cycling is great because it is a workout that does not involve a heavy impact on the joints, nor puts too much stress on the body. Like brisk walking, biking is considered a cardiovascular activity because it benefits the heart and lungs, and it works many different muscles.

In order to get the most out of the bike, try to ride at least 1.5 to 2 hours per week. Cycling to work or riding on the weekends can help you achieve this goal. You can also join a local cycling group to help with consistency.

Exercise classes

Exercise classes such as yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi are taken slowly and are great options for low impact sports. These activities also build on strength and flexibility as you practice.

Fitness isn’t the only benefit of yoga. Research has shown that regular yoga practice for just three months can reduce anxiety, fatigue, and stress because it lowers levels of cortisol, one of our main stress hormones.

So keep in mind that while you need to reduce your impact, you can still get in shape and release stress through some of the activities above.

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Best choices for HDMI 2.1, 4K and more

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There is a lot to consider when looking for the best gaming monitor for sports games, especially given the wide variety of options available today.

With Madden 22, NBA 2K22, and FIFA 22 already released, you will no doubt want a gaming monitor that will help you perform at your best.

Based on specs, price, and reviews, we’ve put together this list of the best gaming monitors for sports video games, highlighting some of the key differences that make each one stand out from the crowd.

So whether you are looking for one of the best HDMI 2.1 compatible monitors like this one LG Gigabyte AORUS, or look for something a little cheaper, like this one Benq zowie, then we’ve got you covered with this list.

Best gaming monitor for sports games

Best HDMI 2.1 monitor for sports games – Gigabyte AORUS

Screen size: 43 “| Hardware interface: DisplayPort, USB Type C, HDMI, USB 3.0 | Refresh rate: 144 Hz | Resolution: 4K, 3840×2160 | Screen type: QLED | Response time: 1ms

If you’re looking for the king of HDMI 2.1 monitors, look no further than the incredible Gigabyte AORUS which we also featured in our list of the best monitors for NBA 2K22.

One of the main features that makes this monitor ideal for sports is that it is 43 inches tall, so you should be able to clearly see every little detail on the screen which is ideal as most sports generally use an angle of. large enough camera.

Plus, it comes with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, making it a great option for smooth and competitive Weekend League gameplay on FIFA for example.

Overall, this is a great monitor, not just for sports, but for all your gaming needs, and should definitely be ideal for the ultimate FIFA 22 session.

Best 4K monitor for sports games – LG UltraGear 27GN850

Screen size: 27 “| Hardware interface: DisplayPort, HDMI | Refresh rate: 144 Hz | Resolution: 4K, 2560×1440 | Screen type: LED | Response time: 1ms

The LG UltraGear is a great example of a high-end 4K gaming monitor because it strikes a good balance between high-quality detail and smooth gameplay.

The 144Hz refresh rate should be more than adequate for sports and the impressive 1ms response time will most likely help you perform at your best in games like NBA 2K22 where you are usually involved in a game. fast action.

Also LG UltraGear comes with some cool extra features like G-Sync compatibility to help reduce screen tearing and stuttering for a much smoother and faster gaming ride.

This is certainly a solid option for anyone looking to showcase and play their sports games like FIFA 22 in as much detail as possible – so get your best FIFA 22 gaming headset and start playing.

Best 240Hz monitor for sports games – AOC Gaming C32G2ZE

Screen size: 27 “| Hardware interface: USB, HDMI x 2 | Refresh rate: 240 Hz | Resolution: 1080p, 1920×1080 | Screen type: LED | Response time: 0.5ms

If you’re serious about your competitive sports games, you’ll need a super-fast, responsive monitor to match your abilities.

If so then the AOC Gaming C32G2ZE could be for you as it comes with an extremely impressive response time of just 0.5ms which means your quick one-touch counterattack on FIFA should be captured with precision in-game.

Plus, it’s been designed for fluidity with the 240Hz refresh rate plus FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync. So it will likely showcase the fast-paced NHL action without the stuttering and so should be part of everything you need for NHL 22.

Ultimately, the monitors aren’t much faster than that, so if that’s the speed you’re after because you’re fast on your top controller on FIFA 22, then look no further than the AOC Gaming C32G2ZE.

Best 144Hz monitor for sports games – BenQ Mobiuz

Screen size: 25 “| Hardware interface: DisplayPort, HDMI | Refresh rate: 144 Hz | Resolution: 1080p, 1920×1080 | Screen type: Not specified | Response time: 1ms

If you are looking for something in the 144Hz range that is compatible with both the PlayStation 5 120Hz and the Xbox Series X / S, then the BenQ Mobiuz maybe your answer.

This monitor comes in several sizes, but the 25 “in particular is a great option for anyone who prefers to play their sports games on a slightly smaller screen.

In addition to FreeSync Premium for smoother gameplay, BenQ features its HDRi, Light Tuner and Black eQualizer technology which optimize picture quality to enhance your sports experience.

BenQ designed this monitor with games in mind with the 1ms response time and console compatibility, so it is definitely an option worthy of this list.

Best budget monitor for sports games – BenQ Zowie

Screen size: 24 “| Hardware interface: DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4 x 2, HDMI 2.0 | Refresh rate: 144 Hz | Resolution: 1080p, 1920×1080 | Screen type: Not specified | Response time: 1ms

The price of gaming monitors can often vary widely, but the Benq zowie offers a slightly cheaper alternative without sacrificing too much in terms of quality.

Like the previous BenQ monitor, the Zowie supports 120Hz for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, but is also capable of PC gaming at 144Hz, so it should feature even F1 2021 in silky smooth quality.

Again, this is a smaller monitor, so it will suit anyone who prefers a more compact screen, but details will likely remain intact thanks to the crisp 1080p picture quality.

All in all, if you’re looking for something relatively inexpensive that doesn’t take up too much space but is still a high-quality gaming monitor, then the Benq zowie maybe for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Monitors For Sports Games

Gaming monitors can be quite technical at times and therefore difficult to understand, but don’t worry as we’re here to clear up some of the most common sports gaming queries.

Why do I need a monitor instead of a TV for sports games?

Strictly speaking, you don’t need a monitor on a TV for sports games or gaming in general, but a typical monitor will include a number of key features that will make it superior to a TV, especially for competitive games.

Generally, monitors are more responsive thanks to their lower input lag and higher refresh rates, so if you’re playing Madden online, you’ll probably be grateful.

That being said, a TV is slightly more versatile because of course you can watch TV on it, stream movies, and play video games on one device.

What features should I look for?

There are a number of features to watch out for to help improve your sports experience, for example, monitor refresh rate and resolution.

Refresh rate is key to keeping your sports game running smoothly and is vital in competitive online matches, so you will preferably want a monitor with a higher count in this category, anything above 144Hz should be fine.

Monitor resolution is also important to consider as you ideally want a higher resolution so that your sports game is displayed in the best possible detail, however, a higher resolution can sometimes reduce refresh rates.

You will also need to take into account the response time and input lag, that is, the time it takes between pressing a button on your controller or keyboard and the corresponding action taking place on your keyboard. ‘screen, as you would prefer this to be less than 1ms. .

Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor to play at 120Hz?

In short, no, but you will need it if you want to play at 120Hz at 4K, which is very likely if you have one of the next gen consoles like the PS5.

It is therefore recommended that you check whether the monitor you are planning to purchase is compatible with the console you are trying to use, and this information can usually be found in the specifications of the monitor.

Read more: The best TVs for sports games available right now

Year of Prayer – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: 09 Nov 2021 8:07 AM

The resumption of Parliament will be remembered more for the opening prayer than for the Speech from the Throne. I received more WhatsApp links from the prayer and ironically I did not receive any links from the Speech from the Throne. I would venture to think that prayer was a hot topic on social media and was circulating throughout the island.

Pastor Georgette Prime-Godwin poured her heart and soul into a captivating prayer that lasted at least 20 minutes or more. Considering this, it was November 5 and Guy Fawkes Day, who saw a foiled plot in 1605 by a disgruntled Catholic to blow up the Houses of Parliament. I think this prayer was a spiritual type firebomb that was totally unforeseen.

Reverend Georgette Prime-Godwin was the star of the show on the Resumption of Parliament last Friday (Photo provided)

Georgette, whom I have known since she was a child, grew up in the great old Vernon Temple Church in Southampton which, like St Paul’s of Hamilton, was created by very strong people. Perhaps one of the best environments in the world for a child to have developed, an environment that cultivates self-esteem and cause, especially in the 1960s and 1970s when the church was at its peak.

The pastor’s prayer, which some might support was not characteristic of parliamentary openness, was revealing of the time, given that we are suffering the ravages of the pandemic – and then there were two gruesome and brazen murders, two road deaths and the Covid-19 death toll exceeding 106. It is therefore a disturbing and very worrying situation with many reasons to pray. No words were lost in her prayer, which echoed a new mood in the community at large. The community is raging and very noisy; Pastor Georgette Prime-Godwin is a manifestation of this.

It was the first opening of Parliament for the new governor, and it was interesting to see a lady adorned in ceremonial dress. An event that on its own as the first female governor was enough to be celebrated and to attract attention, but even that was obscured and overshadowed by prayer.

The prayer reminded me of some of my family’s folklore concerning my great-grandfather, George Deshield, who was a very religious and devout Christian man. Whenever the Deshield family gathered on such occasions as Christmas or Easter, he led the prayer before meals.

He was known for his long prayers and it was said that one of his brothers, Jeffrey Deshield, the grandfather of Myrtle Edness and great-grandfather of Dame Jennifer Smith, would come deliberately late because, as he had said, George’s prayers were too long. . Great-grandmother Clara naturally did not prepare the food until after the prayer lest it get cold by the time he finished praying.

I come from a tradition of Islam, where the speeches were short and the prayers and supplications were long, so I have no objection to asking God to heal our lands. I suspect Pastor Georgette remembers the song and the Bible verse too well “If my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray”. After all, it is God who guides, and when we forget who really rules and believe that we are solely responsible without any oversight, we expose ourselves to disappointment and failure.

Perhaps it could have been a blessing in disguise because the prayer hijacked the Speech from the Throne, which was not meant to be brilliant of inspiration. The Speech from the Throne is widely expected by the business community, but viewed by the community at large as mere “compulsory rhetoric.”

I don’t think there will ever be another opening prayer in the future of parliamentary openings like this. It will go down in history and be known as “The Prayer”, and ironically Guy Fawkes Day.

This opening was not the political process as usual; it was an intervention that sparked a lot of debate in the community, especially on the moral integrity of leadership. Unless we consider the The Lord’s Prayer, I don’t think there ever was a time when a prayer was singled out or commemorated as the main event above a speech.

It happened and we have to take it for what it was. It is now inscribed in the history of our parliament, which will remain a point of reflection for a long time. Maybe forever.

Know your place … – The Royal Gazette

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“What concerns me is that the problem is no longer in the back of town. You are dealing with an element that knows no borders.– Paul King (Owner of Robin des Bois)

“Bermuda still suffers from too many dysfunctional families. It must provide support to young people at risk and their parents. This would prevent people from joining gangs and not only prevent horrific tragedies such as the Robin Hood shooting, but reduce youth unemployment and the general atmosphere of desperation that plagues too many young people today.

– Editorial of the Royal Gazette

Paul King also said that if the chaos, violence and death occasionally inflicted on Robin Hood a fortnight ago, resulting in the gruesome murders of two young black men, were confined to the grounds of Court Street, Middle Town Road, Would Broom Street in Somerset or Horseshoe Road in Southampton be much more tolerable?

Out of sight, out of mind, perhaps? That if they knew their borders or, as we like to say in Bermuda, if they knew their place – they are the so-called members of black gangs – than he and countless other inhabitants of other Bermuda who are overwhelmingly whites, I might add, could continue to live their lives isolated from the reality of what has become of Bermuda’s black working-class communities from top to bottom of that island.

Was it worse than Sir John Swan’s comment “Black men are the problem” over three decades ago? Otherwise, he dubiously won the second place of all time.

To add insult to injury, condescension Gazette the editorial states that Bermuda has too many dysfunctional families. Of course, the editorial makes it clear that the exclusive reference here is to black families and young black men. And, if we accept that all of the referenced families are black, which is pretty clear, what does that say about white Bermuda families and young white males.

Let me say this, I gave an interview to this newspaper through reporter Jonathan Bell, which was in print last week and which reflected an analysis of the problem around this issue. Included were the kinds of public policies that were needed to fundamentally change the more than two-decade-long trajectory of this destructive trend that is now multigenerational. To my surprise the Gazette omitted them. Which was no more than two to three sentences. These recommendations also virtually mirrored those presented by the Social Justice Group.

On the other hand, the social justice group echoed my call to tackle the underlying causation – and included at a minimum the kinds of policies that are needed. I appreciated them for doing it.

Fundamentally, what has been behind these horrific results since the turn of this century are the extraordinarily high levels of income inequality Bermuda has endured and its impact on those at the bottom of the income distribution. income on the island, which were largely its black residents because of pre-existing racial disparities around employment, wages and social mobility at the very least. For the working poor blacks, their neighborhoods and their households in Bermuda, it has been devastating.

It was the work of former Bank of Bermuda economist Robert Stubbs that opened my eyes to the levels of income inequality that began to grow quite robustly at the turn of the 21st century. His findings will be found later in this document and have helped inform my deliberations around the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Living Wage.

What was really intriguing was how he demonstrated how the impacts of this increase in income inequality showed the same destructive effects seen in other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in this regard. which concerns homicides. My later research would also reveal its connection to gang formation, violence, and declining social mobility.

Moreover, income inequality at these levels has its most destructive impact on those at the bottom of the income distribution. This is why the only truly sustainable and effective response, as research confirms, is to put in place public policies designed to produce more equitable outcomes for people in these low-income groups – predominantly black Bermudans in our case. – through redistributive policies.

Here are the types of public policies that I proposed last week:

• Tax restructuring to bring more fairness to the system by removing the tax burden on working poor who are predominantly black in Bermuda by guaranteeing wealthy corporations – especially in international trade and Bermuda companies such as Belco and its parent company , along with Colonial and Dunkley’s – pay their fair share.

• A living wage

• An in-depth restructuring of our health system with the implementation of a model based on some variation of a single-payer system in order to produce universal access

• A legislative affirmative action framework to ensure racial diversity and inclusion throughout our economy for qualified black Bermudans and black-owned businesses with respect to government procurement and contract contracts. investment projects. To think that after two decades of the Progressive Labor Party government this has still not been achieved, in fact, is mind boggling. If we really want to leave the race behind, it starts here with putting in place the race-based remedies needed to make it happen. This is how we begin to close this sordid chapter

• A real unemployment insurance scheme

And the main culprit for rising income inequality in Bermuda? In my opinion, the massive growth of the international business and financial services sector during the same period is indisputable. In a previous article, I explained how, on its own insurance industry website, the Bermuda Association of Insurers and Reinsurers boasts that 62% of all economic activity in Bermuda comes from its industry. In addition, 42 percent of all payroll tax revenue comes from around 18 companies in this predominantly insurance industry.

International trade is the most lucrative sector of this economy, but where blacks are a distinct minority. Has this sector brought major economic benefits to Bermuda? Of course he has. But we cannot ignore that it has also brought in its wake serious upheavals that have increasingly taken their toll.

And if I am right, it is clear that they are not paying enough taxes from afar to mitigate these impacts.

I know correlation is not causation, but if you look at the increase in gang formation in the late 1990s through the period between 2008 and 2010, two things happened: the massive growth in international trade in Bermuda after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, as well as the massive epidemic of gang killings among a subgroup of young black Bermuda men from low-income households who were historically viewed as surplus by in relation to needs.

Rolfe Commissiong was the Progressive Labor Party MP for Pembroke South East (Constituency 21) between December 2012 and August 2020, and the former chairman of the Joint Select Committee considering the establishment of a living wage.

There were other factors as well – two in particular – but the main one was the phenomenal growth in international trade during this period. And the destructive impacts of living in a country with high levels of income inequality, as most global research shows:

• Gang formation

• Gang violence

• Increase in the number of capital crimes (murders)

• Increase in poverty levels (relative and real)

• Exacerbating racial disparities, which have widened across a range of employment, income and health categories, especially for black men (a variation of Bermuda)

• Decreased social mobility

• Growth of illicit economies

Other factors that worked in tandem, underscored by the growth in international trade, were the race to the bottom of wages through the adoption by Bermuda employers of a low-cost, medium-skilled foreign workforce. , which is why a living wage is critical and should have been implemented two or three years ago if not for our Tory Prime Minister, who, along with the Wall Street banker (Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson), now has under -treated the restructuring of our economy at KPMG for possibly what will be a king’s ransom.

Another factor has been the role of technological change and the loss of jobs, including in banking and international affairs over the past two decades as well.

But why have we seen these impacts emanate only from Bermuda’s low-income black communities and households? After all, black residents make up only 56% of the population. To me, the answer is up to us for all to see and you can’t expect it. This is because white Bermuda residents have on average higher income levels and multigenerational wealth to, in effect, isolate themselves from the worst impacts of living in a country with such high levels of income inequality. .

And that will remain the reality. As long as they stay in their place …

Suggested reading / sources:

World Economic Forum – Inequalities and Crime by Hernan Winkler, Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia World Bank.

The curse of finance: how oversized financial centers attack democracy and corrupt economies by Nicholas Shaxson and John Christensen

The bubble level: why greater equality makes societies stronger by Richard Wilkinson

Rolfe Commissiong was the Progressive Labor Party MP for Pembroke South East (Constituency 21) between December 2012 and August 2020, and the former chairman of the Joint Select Committee considering the establishment of a living wage.

Alibaba Cloud Launches Collaboration Platform for Sporting Events – Manila Bulletin

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Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of the Alibaba Group, today unveiled at the Apsara 2021 Premium DingTalk for Sports Games conference a digital solution to streamline organization and communications for large-scale sporting events. The new solution will be used for the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou next September, and will welcome more than 100,000 participants from around the world.

Leveraging DingTalk’s cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, the new sports solution provides a unique collaboration tool to connect stakeholders across all stages of the event hosting lifecycle – from organizers and suppliers to volunteers and venue operators – improving the operational efficiency of sporting events.

“Alibaba Cloud’s ambition is to transform the sport experience in the digital age. As part of our continued efforts to achieve this goal, our new DingTalk solution is designed to help users manage and operate large-scale sporting events in a more structured way, leveraging DingTalk as an enterprise collaboration tool. as well as using our state-of-the-art cloud. technologies and infrastructure, ”said Selina Yuan, general manager of the international business unit, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Following our success in providing technology solutions and services to digitize the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, we are excited about the opportunity to support the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. ”

This solution allows different groups of event attendees to join the platform through a single gateway, anytime, anywhere. Organizers can manage these groups individually through a main platform, streamlining workflows while facilitating effective communications within and between groups.

To help event attendees, including volunteers and venue operators around the world, communicate better with each other, the platform also provides instant multilingual translation, remote video conferencing and many other functions to ensure a fluid and real-time exchange of information.

“At DingTalk, we aim to facilitate the digitalization of organizations and businesses. With the launch of Premium DingTalk for Sports Games and our upcoming cooperation with the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, we are ready to provide the latest digital platform services to the organizers of global sporting events, ”said Alex Li, vice president by DingTalk.

Other sports solutions unveiled at the Apsara 2021 conference, held October 19-22, include an AI-based simulation training solution for volunteers, which can provide virtual training for volunteers at the event profitably.

Based on AI algorithms, the robots create an immersive training environment by simulating real-world scenarios and generate information on trainee achievements using a standardized and systematic ranking system. By analyzing training information, these AI robots provide real-time feedback to volunteers and offer tailored refresher sessions to help them improve their performance.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud launched a cloud-based ticketing system to optimize digital ticketing services at sporting events. This was adapted from a customer service system that was previously used by Alibaba Group markets such as Taobao and Tmall. When a match needs to be rescheduled, the system, supported by Alibaba Cloud’s conversational AI technology, automatically notifies ticket holders and manages refund requests.

Alibaba’s innovative AI technology and rich business scenarios make it an industry pioneer. Alibaba was named a Major Player by International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape, in its 2021 Global Conversational AI Vendor Assessment. Alibaba is included in the analysis for the first time for its strong and capable conversational AI capabilities and its sector expertise.

Alibaba Cloud has been committed to promoting the digitalization of sports in recent years. It has also launched various cloud-based solutions and services to support the digital transformation of the Olympic Games during Tokyo 2020. Among them is Alibaba Cloud Pin, a cloud-based digital pin that allows media professionals to interact with each other. others in a safe and interactive way. , and a smart ear-plug device that helped on-site staff reduce the risk of heatstroke during the summer in Tokyo.


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Major sporting events in Houston: November 8-14, 2021

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Courtesy of the Houston Polo Club

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 8 through Sunday, November 14, 2021.

This week, the Houston Open returns to Memorial Park, the college basketball season begins, and the NBA Finals finalists come to town to take on the Rockets.

Elsewhere, the Houston Polo Club closes its fall season, and you’ll have the opportunity to build your legs on a 20-mile bike ride.

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

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Howard Bison at Fertitta Center | Tuesday, November 9 – The University of Houston women’s basketball team opens its season with a game against historic Howard University. $ 10 to $ 25; youth tickets from $ 5 to $ 10. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course | Thursday November 11 to Sunday November 14 – The PGA Tour returns to Memorial Park Golf Course for the first time since 1963. Follow your favorite player or group along the course, or choose a location to see each player play a round of golf. The championship round will be played on Sunday with a trophy event to follow. $ 45 to $ 55 depending on the day. Events start at 7 a.m. each day.
  • 7th Annual Park to Port Bike Ride near Hermann Park | saturday 13 november – Get on your bike for a scenic ride from Hermann Park to the Port of Houston and vice versa. All skill levels are welcome on this relaxed bike ride, which ends with a party after the ride at Bill Coats Bridge. Registration is $ 35. 7:30 am.
  • Women’s Polo Championship at the Houston Polo Club | Sunday November 14 – Watch two teams of the best female polo players compete in a world-class match to close the polo season in Houston. Enjoy raffles, music, a parade of players, expert announcements, a champagne kick at halftime and a special post-match trophy presentation. Tickets cost $ 32.50, $ 15.50 for ages 12 and under. Grandstand seating, which can accommodate 2 to 20 guests, ranges from $ 79 to $ 695. 1:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center | Sunday November 14 – Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns visit the Rockets after wrapping up their season last July, just two wins from an NBA championship. Tickets range from $ 15 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.

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The best sports games on the Oculus Quest

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Sports video games are a popular genre and dozens of new sports games are released each year. Virtual reality allows you to experience video games with motion controls, which makes sports games much more immersive. The Oculus Quest has a giant game library, so it’s no surprise that there are many great sports games on this virtual reality headset.

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Sports games can include anything from table tennis to snowboarding, and some sports even have unique VR twists, including motion controls that let you use your body movements to determine your actions. in the game. Here are the best sports games on the Oculus Quest and the things that make them so fun to play.


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Mini Golf VR Walkabout


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There is no shortage of golf games, especially on virtual reality headsets. VR platforms offer the option of using your arms to swing the club, which makes the experience very realistic. You have two choices for golf games; you can play traditional golf or mini golf.

Walkabout Mini Golf VR is one of the best mini golf games available on the Oculus Quest and VR headsets in general. You can go through multiple maps trying to get the highest score possible. The environments have a beautiful graphic style and the game runs smoothly on every golf course.

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Creed: Rise To Glory


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Boxing is a very interesting sport, and it works incredibly well in virtual reality because you can use your body movements to hit and dodge oncoming attacks by moving your head in any direction. Creed: Rise To Glory is one of the most popular boxing games available for VR headsets, which makes sense given its finish.

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If you want to test your skills, you can use the multiplayer mode to fight other players online. Creed: Rise To Glory is an amazing experience that any sports game enthusiast should try ASAP, especially since the Oculus Quest is wireless, so it’s easier to navigate your playground.

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Carve Snowboard


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There is currently a lack of popular winter sports games for VR headsets. However, Carve Snowboarding is available to fill this gap by allowing you to snowboard in virtual reality. Snowboarding is a difficult sport to master in real life, and not everyone lives near snow-capped mountains, so Carve Snowboarding gives you a taste of what it really feels like to hurtle down a mountain.

Carve Snowboarding lets you learn tricks, so you’ll never be bored exploring all that this extreme sports game has to offer.

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Echo Arena


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Sometimes a VR game completely changes the way you experience a genre by adding a mechanic that only works well in VR. This is exactly what makes Echo Arena such a great VR game. In Echo Arena, you play Frisbee with other players online; however, there is a twist. Echo Arena adds weightlessness to the mix, which means you float inside the arena and have to use your boosters and items in the arena to move around the small map.

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With a few teammates, you have to score by throwing the frisbee into the other team’s goal. Aiming for the frisbee is difficult due to the lack of gravity; However, once you master Echo Arena, you will quickly fall in love with it.

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Sport race


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Sports Scramble is a game that offers many different sports. However, what makes Sports Scramble unique is the ability to combine sports. For example, you can play a game of virtual reality tennis with a golf club, which completely changes your experience.

The unique sports mixing feature, along with plenty of sports to play, makes Sports Scramble an experience you won’t soon forget. There is also a multiplayer mode, so you won’t have to embark on this sporting journey yourself.

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Topgolf with professional putt


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Mini-golf games work well in virtual reality. However, regular golf is also available on most VR headsets. Pro Putt is one of the best golf games on the Oculus Quest because of its large course and the ability to play with other people, whether they are random players or friends; both options are possible.

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If you want to experience golf in VR, there aren’t many games on the Oculus Quest that can compete with Pro Putt. There is also a custom avatar feature, so you can customize your own character. With so much content in Pro Putt, you expect hours and hours of golf fun.

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Eleven table tennis


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Table tennis is a game that everyone loves, and whether you participate in a competition or finish a friendly match, the feeling of winning at table tennis is very exciting. Eleven Table Tennis is an in-depth table tennis simulator where you can compete to win the game. You use motion controls in Eleven Table Tennis, which makes it almost as immersive as it is in real life.

You can play Eleven Table Tennis offline alone or with other players online. The ability to test your skills against other players is a major selling point of Eleven Table Tennis. Eleven Table Tennis is a virtual reality game worth playing if you like the sport.

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The climb


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Oculus isn’t just one of the most popular virtual reality platforms; it also features a collection of unique games that you can only access on Oculus headsets, including the Oculus Quest. The Climb is a climbing game where you can use your hands to climb mountains in virtual reality. If you’ve always dreamed of climbing but never have, then The Climb can give you a simulated experience of what it’s like to climb mountains and contemplate the scenery below.

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Sporting events in England allowed to resume from Monday

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MANCHESTER, England – Sporting events will be allowed to resume in England from Monday, without any spectators and provided they follow government protocols on coronaviruses.

The guidelines for elite sports organizations were released by the government on Saturday as the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that were imposed in March are further relaxed.

It paves the way for the planned June 17 return of the Premier League, the richest football competition in the world. The guidelines include a demand that social distancing be maintained in matches “during any dispute between players and referees, or during goal celebrations.”

Horse racing and snooker have already scheduled events for Monday in anticipation of the end of an 11-week sports hiatus.

“The wait is over,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. “Live UK sport will soon be back in safe and carefully vetted environments.”

Athletes and other staff should travel to venues individually and by private transport when possible. Screening for coronavirus symptoms is mandatory before entering.

When social distancing cannot be maintained – by staying within 2 meters (6 feet) of each other – activities should be assessed and mitigated. Media have been asked to “minimize crossing” with other people on the site, including gamers.

“These guidelines provide a secure framework for sports to resume competition behind closed doors,” said Dowden. “It is now up to individual sports to confirm that they can follow these protocols and to decide when it is right for them to restart.

“This is an important moment for British sport. By working with clinicians every step of the way, we are creating the safest possible environments for everyone involved.”

The first major event after the sport returns is expected to be the 2,000 Guineas horse race next Saturday in Newmarket, with jockeys wearing face masks.

But the government is not yet ready to allow the resumption of non-elitist sports, denying ordinary citizens the opportunity to play cricket and football in a park.

“We are working hard to get grassroots sport back on line safely as well, so that people can reunite with their own football, rugby or cricket teammates and return to their fields, fields or athletics tracks,” said Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston. “But we will only do so when it is safe and appropriate, based on scientific advice.”

However, the government will allow groups of six people from different households to exercise outdoors from Monday as long as they stay within 2 meters of each other. Currently, only two people from different households can meet.

Floridians can legally bet on sports games

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – For the first time, Floridians will be able to place legal sports bets on a game, thanks to the recent launch of the new Seminole Tribe sports betting app.

The Seminole Tribe app is the only legal way for Floridians to bet on sports, but that monopoly could be short-lived if a citizens’ initiative is on the ballot and is approved by voters next year.

The launch of the Hard Rock SportsBook app fully implements the $ 500 million per year gaming contract with the Seminole Tribe.

Sports betting accounts for $ 50 million of the transaction.

“It’s great to finally see all of this work come to fruition,” said State Representative Randy Fine.

Fine led the House’s efforts to approve the pact.

He hopes that the launch of the app will drive bettors out of the black market.

“A lot of people don’t want to break the law, and also people worry about the legitimacy of the game,” Fine said.

But others, like Senator Jeff Brandes, predict that the tribe’s monopoly on sports betting will have the opposite effect.

“What you’re going to find is that some people don’t want to place sports bets this way, so they’re going to use illegal apps,” Brandes said.

But supporters of a citizens’ initiative to fully legalize sports betting in Florida told us they had already gathered nearly half of the nearly 900,000 signatures required to conduct the 2022 ballot.

It is not surprising that the Seminole tribe is retreating.

He issued a second attack announcement in three weeks urging voters not to sign the petitions.

“Because we already have a plan that works for us,” said a man featured in the ad.

If the amendment passes, voters can decide whether to keep sports betting in the hands of the tribe or allow other companies like FanDuel and DraftKings to enter the Florida market.

The sports betting initiative, if approved by 60 percent of voters, allows the legislature to tax sports betting.

These revenues should be spent on education.

And Fine said that no matter what voters decide, the state will always cash in at least $ 450 million a year from the pact.

“So we’re still in a much better position than before the pact was passed,” Fine said.

And even if the sports betting market opens up, the Tribu Séminole will still be able to participate, it will only have to share the profits with the competitors.

High school sports events, longer games | Sports

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Remember not too long ago when high school girls’ field hockey games took about an hour or a little longer to play? Add overtime, maybe 90 minutes, on top.

No more, unfortunately.

Recent game changes have added extra time to each varsity competition. They can now last around two hours, depending on the length of any overtime.

Previously, games were two regular 30-minute halves, with one five-minute halftime. This has changed recently. Matches now last four 15-minute quarters, with three-minute breaks between each. With the game stopping and starting and going back and forth around those breaks, two more three-minute breaks add up, so matches get much longer.

If a game is tied after settlement, there may be two 15-minute overtime periods, if neither team scores, with a short break in between. In addition, each overtime includes approximately a minute or more when the clock stops for teams to change sides of the field.

After these OTs, if necessary, more time is needed for the decisive penalty stroke session. All of this represents a lot of extra time and games that have become too long.

It’s no surprise, really. Overtime is consistent with the theme of all sports these days. Contests and events all last longer, as no serious steps are taken to shorten the action.

Another example is girls’ softball in high school. The games went fast and lasted about an hour. Now there’s a lot more drag time, so games consistently last a two-hour range. Ditto for baseball in high school.

Additional innings haven’t been added to either game, at least for now. The big change is that hitters are allowed to come out of the batter’s box after each pitch, and pitchers take way too long to pitch the next pitch.

It should all come to an end.

Some Inconvenient Truths – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: 05 November 2021 8:04 AM

Mason Tee Saunders is doing his part to modernize nearly $ 700,000 worth of renovations to the 350-year-old St. James Church in this file photo. The decline in the number of Bermudan traders must be reversed, says Chris Famous.

Two decades ago, Vice President Al Gore presented what he called an inconvenient truth.

Since the early 2000s, there has been a continuous decline in the number of Bermudans working as skilled tradespeople

He spoke of the threat to the global climate from the continued growth of greenhouse gases, melting sea ice, increasing droughts, more severe hurricanes and rising sea levels.

Many laughed at him and refused to publicly acknowledge that he was right.

This week, world leaders, including those from affected countries in the Caribbean and Pacific, gather in Scotland at the United Nations COP26 to discuss and potentially agree on the way forward to reverse the near-looming threat.

Sadly, some say we are already past the tipping point.

Death of the trader

Over the past few decades, local traders across the board have stated that there simply aren’t enough young Bermuda ready to start learning skilled trades such as tiling, masonry and carpentry.

Columnist Khalid Wasi summed it up perfectly in a recent column titled “Death of the Tradesman”.

There is the moot point that wages were too low to attract young Bermudans.

Essentially, the 1990s saw a decline in Bermudians eager to work in the trades. This decline is not due to the lack of available work.

Houses and buildings will always need to be maintained, vehicles constantly break down, women will always need their hair and their hair, and the grass keeps growing.

We simply cannot have offices without working air conditioning units or restaurants without chefs to prepare meals.

In the absence of voluntary premises, the employers of yesterday and today have no choice but to seek qualified workers abroad.

Which leads to the harsh reality shown in a graph produced by economist Robert Stubbs, clearly indicating an increase in non-Bermudian workers from the 1990s, which coincides with the decline in Bermudan workers.

Anecdotal, you say?

Let’s take a look at some critical stats found in the 2021 Job Bulletin:

• Masons 60% non-Bermudian

• 77% non-Bermudian chefs

• 67% non-Bermudian tilers

• Auto mechanics 53% non-Bermudian

• Air conditioning / refrigeration technicians 30% non-Bermudian

So, for those who wish to learn a trade, there are plenty of full-time employment opportunities.

The tipping point

At COP26, world leaders have an obvious choice.

Roll back emissions or face irreversible global damage.

Some, like the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, are full of good intentions, while others will just take the stage and pontificate. Even more blatantly, the main culprits of global warming, Russia and China, are not even actively participating in the conference.

Here in Bermuda, we also have some obvious choices to make.

Keep complaining online or individually and collectively reverse our employment trends.

Teachers, parents and extended family should encourage our young people from an early age to look to technical fields. These fields provide a path for young people with lifelong careers and owning their businesses.

There are several avenues such as Bermuda College, the Department of Workforce Development, the Construction Association of Bermuda and simply becoming an apprentice.

We have a duty, to be honest with ourselves, that as a country we have to do better to train our people. We cannot blame others for our shortcomings.

Here, my Bermudan compatriots, the inconvenient truth.

Christopher Famous is the Government Member of Parliament for Devonshire East (District 11). You can reach him on WhatsApp at 599-0901 or by email at carib_pro@yahoo.com

Best sporting events for betting

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Sports betting enthusiasts don’t need a special occasion to try their luck. Any off-season match between two underdogs is already enough for some players to have a good time. Still, there are some competitions that just can’t be missed for casual and regular players. In this article, we are going to talk about each of them and understand why they are so popular.

Same passion, different rules

Sports betting has been around since at least the ancient Greeks. Yet many countries have hostile policies towards gambling. Indeed, the rules may vary even between countries that have regulated the activity. In countries like Finland, for example, the activity is legalized but also heavily regulated. Always, Finnish players have a lot casino and sports betting options to choose from.

Although preferences may change locally, some competitions attract fans from all over the world. Learn more about them below.

Fifa World Cup

Football remains one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a competition which involves the best national teams and the best players of the moment. The last edition, in 2018, attracted more more than 3.5 billion viewers for all 64 games. Even more impressive is the estimated betting volume for this competition: $ 136 billion. The final game alone drew $ 7.2 billion.

However, football fans don’t have to wait four years to bet on their favorite game. Many other exciting competitions take place each year, at national and continental levels.

NFL Super Bowl

In terms of global interest, the Super Bowl lags far behind football competitions. Yet it is a runaway success in the United States and attracts fans from all over the world. In 2015, the match reached its audience record. The famous league was broadcast in 180 countries and over 20 languages.

The Super Bowl has a few exclusive attractions for bettors. Examples include the halftime show, the coin toss, and other small bets that keep all levels of players engaged during the game. Last year, a single game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs received $ 7 billion.

NBA / March Madness

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, in a close conflict with American football. The NBA league is one of the most watched domestic leagues in the sport, but there are others, even in the United States. College basketball is also gaining a lot of space, and March Madness is the most important.

According to the American Gaming Association, more than 45 million Americans play in this month-long competition. This means a betting volume of almost $ 9 billion. While March Madness’s games aren’t as popular as the Super Bowl’s, they could attract nearly double its betting volume.

Cricket world cup

It may surprise some readers, but cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is incredibly famous in India, Bangladesh, Australia and other countries in this region. 1.6 billion fans watched the last edition of the Cricket World Cup, but when it comes to cricket betting it is the Indian Premier League that attracts colossal sums, especially towards the final matches.

Kentucky Derby / The Grand National

Horse racing is one of the most traditional sports in sports betting. The Grand National is an English race followed by royalty. Not only the Queen follows him, but also around half a billion people, in more than 120 countries. The Kentucky Derby isn’t quite as traditional, but it’s still one of the premier equestrian tracks in the United States.

Eyes into the future

The landscape of the sports betting market is changing. Players can also try their luck on online virtual games that have nothing to do with traditional sports. These games are called “electronic sports”, or simply “eSports”. ESports competitions are increasing in number, professionalism and audience. Check out some of the top competitions in this niche below.

League of Legends World Championship

LoL is definitely the most played online game from the moment. The game developed by Riot Games has no less than 100 million players every month. Unsurprisingly, LoL World Championship is among the most watched eSports competitions, attracting many young players as well.

CS: GO

Counter-Strike is one of the more traditional online shooting games. It was released in 1999 as a modification of the original Half-Life. The version played in this tournament is called Counter-Strike – Global Offensive. Valve powered this event as well, and it is right behind League of Legends in popularity, price, and betting volume.

The international

The International, also known as TI, is an annual tournament with 16 teams hosted by Valve. The match revolves around the game Dota 2 and even has qualifying rounds per region. Valve partially funds the prize money, and the rest is added through crowdfunding, using a portion of the Battle Pass sales. Last year the price was $ 25,532,177.

Conclusion

Whatever sport you choose, information is essential for conscious and educated betting. Experts suggest that new players choose sports with which they have at least some affinity. This will facilitate the research necessary to place a solid bet.

Grand Erie to allow fans to indoor high school sporting events

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The Grand Erie District School Board has announced plans to allow a limited number of spectators to attend indoor sporting events in high schools.

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“We are pleased to be able to offer family members and friends the opportunity to see these excellent student-athletes perform, and to always have protocols in place to help protect everyone’s health and safety,” said Director of Education JoAnna Roberto said in a press release.

The plan, which goes into effect on November 8, will see two tickets provided to each student-athlete.

People attending events with the ticket must be double vaccinated, wear masks and be seated at least two meters away from all people outside their homes.

Tickets will be signed and dated by the coach of each team.

The board noted that its plan could change based on COVID-19 numbers.

Earlier this week, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board announced plans to allow fans to attend high school indoor sporting events.

The move comes as some teams from the Athletic Association of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk have started the playoffs, while others will do so next week.

The AABHN District 5 basketball playoffs begin Nov. 8 with the quarterfinals. The semi-finals will be played on November 11 and the finals will follow on November 15.

The District 5 volleyball quarter-finals will be on November 8 and the semi-finals on November 11. The championship games will take place on November 16.

Bally Sports app crashes nationwide during NBA and NHL games

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The Bally Sports app was down for apparently everyone on a Wednesday night showing NBA and NHL games broadcast – or, which were supposed to be broadcast – on the regional sports network.

We tried it on the Bally Sports Roku app for the Los Angeles Clippers broadcast for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and we encountered a consistently slow load that eventually resulted in various error messages over the course of the 30 minutes ( this has done we have to at least watch video ads on multiple trials!). Finally, the app started working… just in time for the post-game show.

And we tried this after seeing a significant number of social media users report that the app was down. Overall, it appears the app crashed for about an hour and at crucial points in some of the games.

This app (and RSN as a whole) has received a lot of reviews even when it actually works.

Here’s a sample of how Twitter users reacted to the downtime of the Bally Sports app:

Bally Sports released the following statement to Awful Annoncing:

“Our streaming provider encountered a technical issue this evening that affected Bally Sports. The issue has been fixed and all feeds are now fully functional. We apologize to our viewers for the disruption. “

The introduction of Kzing Sports app

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Kzing is a white label company specializing in building online betting platforms and systems. And now Kzing has developed a newest and coolest sports app for operators and players. This sports APP provides live streaming, betting details, allowing players to get first-hand information, which could really bring them a whole new APP betting experience!

Do you have a sports betting platform? Do you want to increase the volume of turnover?

As an operator, do you have a sports app to help you grow your online gambling and sports betting business, especially when these big events like cricket tournament and world cup 2022 unfolding?

Let’s find out what the Sports APP can do for you.

Login Page

The login page can be personalized with the logo of the platform/site in the form of a video or an image. Therefore, it will be a very good way to showcase and increase your site’s brand credibility.

Home page

Kzing Sports app is uniquely designed with brightly colored and user-friendly interface. All details and layouts are the result of extensive research and design. This is to ensure that the Kzing Sports application is well suited to market needs and user needs.

betting page

The betting page adopts an ingenious and easy-to-understand layout design, so that players can place a bet easily. Moreover, the betting page also has a live streaming function, so players can watch videos from the APP.

Customer service

Kzing Sports APP supports online customer service system, Live Chat, so players can communicate with customer service whenever they have any problems.

Personalized exclusive offers

Operators can easily personalize the exclusive offer using the promotional banner feature.

Deposit system

Sports APP uses a native API to achieve a fast and stable deposit system. So that players can make the deposit as soon as possible. Kzing Sports APP has various payment gateway channels, which makes it easy for players to transact regardless of deposit or withdrawal.

Sports app function

Kzing Sports APP is the most distinctive betting application software. It is an app with everything like live streaming, accurate restoration of real-time score data and other functions like sports betting. Not only that, the Sports app also includes betting tutorials, fast transaction process, and more.

Want to start a business in the sports betting industry? What’s so special about the Kzing Sports app?

Full Tournament/Event Schedule Coverage

Kzing Sports APP covers a wide range of sports tournaments including World Cup, NBA, Premier League, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Billiards, Tennis, Baseball, Volleyball, badminton, ABC and other sporting events allowing players to place a bet.

Watch live

The Sports app has the function of playing match videos, allowing players to watch them anytime, anywhere.

Scoring data

Accurately update real-time score data and match schedules.

Custom promotional banner

The Sports app has a section where you can set up a promotion banner. You can create and customize the promotion banner according to your preferences and needs.

Trendy UI design

In order to keep competitive with others, the UI design of Sports APP will be constantly updated to match the current trend and market needs, because the design will also affect the user experience.

What unique features does Sports APP bring to players? Want to optimize the player experience?

Event Notice

The notification bar always shows current sports events/announcements, you can customize the content of announcements, so that players are aware of news and lead them to place bets.

betting tutorial

The tutorial will guide new players step by step, from there players can analyze sports matches with the existing data in the APP, then they can start betting or even master the use of the Sports APP .

Menu settings

Players can choose preferred leagues or handicap to bet with using the filter feature. Adjustment can be made with just a touch of a finger.

Native Sports APP optimizes player experience

Our Sports app has Android and iOS version, and its loading efficiency is much better than H5, it will be very convenient for players to place bets using only fingertips.

As the saying goes, “If a craftsman wants to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools”. A good sports app or a good sports betting site can improve the player’s betting experience. Sports APP is a must-have application for online game platform operators and players. Scan the QR code now to experience the Sports app! No fees required.

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