Five CPL matches confirmed for Guyana

first_img… Tickets go on sale from tomorrowTHE suspense is over! Five Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games have been confirmed for the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. This is according to a release from CPL OPCO Guyana Inc., yesterday.While Chronicle Sport cannot confirm if the Host Venue Agreement was signed, this publication understands that Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton met with officials from the Guyana Amazon Warriors management team and CPL sometime last week, to iron out the way forward with respect to Guyana being a venue for the upcoming CPL tournament.Guyana had not been listed as one of the seven venues to host the seventh edition when the official schedule was released, despite being one of the largest supporting crowds in the past. As is customary, venue agreements are mandatory by each host country, and according to the release, matches will be played on September 5, 7 and 8, and October 3 and 4 at the national stadium.Amazon Warriors will play their first match at Providence on September 5 against St Lucia Stars from 18:00hrs, St Kitts Patriots on September 7 from 20:00hrs, Barbados Tridents on September 8 from 17:00hrs, Jamaica Tallawahs on October 3 from 18:00hrs and defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders on October 4 from 20:00hrs.Meanwhile, the release further indicated that the eagerly awaited sale of tickets for the 2019 Hero CPL will commence tomorrow at the new CPL Guyana Office at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown.Tickets for this year’s CPL matches cost the following: Red and Green Stands ($5 000), Orange Stand ($3 000) and Grass Mound ($2 000). Tickets can be purchased from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs on weekdays and from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays.The release further stated that there have been numerous enquiries regarding the sale of tickets for the Guyana CPL games. With this in mind, fans and cricket enthusiasts are advised to make early purchases so as to avoid the rush as we get closer to match days.Last season, Trinbago Knight Riders, captained by Dwayne Bravo, became the first team to win back-to-back titles in the CPL. They managed to beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final at Brian Lara Stadium by eight wickets to lift the championship. The seventh edition of the tournament bowls off on September 4.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo announced as DAZN’s first global ambassador

first_img Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Perform’s global live and on demand streaming service, DAZN, has secured a partnership with one of the most sought after name in world football, Cristiano Ronaldo.The Juventus attacker has been announced as DAZN’s first global ambassador and will play a key role in promoting DAZN across current live markets, including Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan, as well as other future territories.Cristiano Ronaldo joins the DAZN family as both parties enter a new chapter in their respective journeys. Ronaldo has just moved to Juventus FC having spent his last nine years winning numerous team and individual honours at Real Madrid.DAZN has also arrived in Italy with a rich roster of exclusive premium sports events including Serie A TIM, Serie BKT, LaLiga and Ligue 1, signaling the dawn of a new era for Italian sport and fans.James Rushton, CEO at DAZN, commented: “This is an incredibly exciting time for DAZN. As our business grows internationally and pushes new boundaries, it’s important that we align ourselves with sporting greats who do the same. Cristiano is undoubtedly a legend, fans love him and that’s why we wanted to work with him. He’s a big sports fan himself, so having him advocating the work we’re doing is perfect.”Ronaldo himself added: “The world is changing and thanks to an innovative approach, DAZN is breaking down barriers for sports fans. Now we can watch sport however and whenever we want, which is why, for me, being part of DAZN’s journey was an easy decision to make.” Related Articles Share LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Warriors fondly remember Oracle Arena as ‘bittersweet’ departure approaches

first_imgMORE: Stephen Curry reveals list of top all-time playersThere’s some peril in that. Oracle has earned a place as one of the loudest arenas in the league, a function of the building’s old-school design and (traditionally, at least) its diehard East Bay fans. The NBA is littered with examples of teams moving into shiny new arenas, with a more shirt-and-tie clientele, and finding that it’s difficult to generate the same fan-generated decibel levels as the place they left behind.Warriors coach Steve Kerr played for the Bulls in the mid-90s when the team made the transition from the raucous Chicago Stadium to the tamer United Center.”It feels like every new arena, it’s impossible to capture the same atmosphere, the same intimacy as the older arenas,” Kerr told Sporting News this week. “So there is some of that. But I know also, they’ve built it trying as best as they can to capture the noise. So we’ll see, but it’s going to be spectacular.”I think all of us feel the same way on that which is, on one hand we’re thrilled about the new arena and on the other hand, we’re really sad about leaving Oakland and leaving Oracle.”Kerr himself got wistful earlier Monday afternoon when asked about his favorite memories of Oracle Arena. He harkened back to May 27, 2015, when the Warriors were on the brink of the team’s first NBA Finals in 40 years.”The No. 1 moment was beating Houston in Game 5 of the ’15 playoffs,” Kerr said. “For whatever reason, that memory stands out even more so than winning the title in ’17 at Oracle. I guess just because it was so unexpected. We knew we were going to be pretty good, but I don’t think any of us actually knew that we were going to go to the Finals and win a championship.”Near the end of the clinching game, Kerr was struck by the magnitude of what his team had done and what it meant to the area.”I just remember there was about a minute left and we were up 12 or something,” Kerr said, “so it was kind of apparent that the game was over and just soaking in the emotion from everybody. The crowd, our players, our coaches. I stood at half court and just kind of looked, I scanned the whole building. My goosebumps were everywhere, my hair standing up on the back of my neck — like, wow, this is really happening.”And there was a bigger context to that, too, because I am a basketball fan, and I remember coming in many times as a player and as a broadcaster where, the Warriors aren’t going to the Finals, right? It’s not happening. But it happened.”MORE: Kerr describes importance of Warriors’ game vs. NuggetsCenter Andrew Bogut, brought back by the team last month after spending four years with the Warriors as one of the foundational pieces of the franchise’s resurgence, had a fond Oracle memory from two seasons before Kerr came on as coach, when Mark Jackson was at the helm.The Warriors had improved from 23 wins (in the league’s lockout-shortened 66-game season) to 47 wins and were the No. 6 seed in the West. They would go on to upset the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, in six games. It was just the second Warriors series win in the previous 23 years.”I still remember we were at 1-1 at Denver, we came back for Game 3, and our fans were literally there 90 minutes to an hour before the game,” Bogut said. “Our pregame shooting was a sellout pretty much. They were chanting, ‘WAR-RI-ORS!’ and we could hear them from the locker room. It was just an awesome, awesome atmosphere.”The fans at that game made an impression on Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala, who happened to be a free agent that summer and decided he wanted to hitch on to what was happening in Oakland. Iguodala joined the team that summer and became a critical part of the Warriors’ championship runs.Bogut remembers being impressed by the crowd in Oakland as a player in Milwaukee before he was traded to Golden State, when the Warriors were simply not a good team. “The team wasn’t very good, but the fans always showed up,” Bogut said. “That goes back to what I said about the fans deserving this success because that was one arena where they knew basketball and they sell out. They’d be 20-50 with 12 games left and they’d still sell the 12 games out. You just don’t see that in pro sports.”Bogut said the notion of leaving Oracle behind is bittersweet. The positive angle, though, is that the Warriors are leaving Oakland as winners.”You couldn’t be happier for those fans, for what they experienced in a way because the 1990s and 2000s were not too kind as far as wins and losses,” Bogut said. “To have this success before they’re moving, it’s kind of bittersweet for them, I think. But they’ll always be remembered in Golden State basketball.” OAKLAND, Calif. — In just six months, and possibly a third straight championship later, the Warriors will make their debut at the Chase Center, a 10-minute walk through San Francisco’s Mission Bay from the Giants’ home at Oracle Park. The arena sits on a plot of 11 acres, was privately funded, will feature 3.2 acres of public space and sit across from a new public park on the water.But in doing so, the Warriors will leave behind the 53-year-old Oracle Arena, the team’s home since the 1971-72 season and the scene of some of the franchise’s most thrilling highs as well as its long stretches of wretched lows. After Tuesday’s game against Denver, Golden State will play just two more regular-season home games in the building.last_img read more

Cyborg steps in vs Kunitskaya to save the show at UFC 222

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano After men’s featherweight champ Max Holloway had to drop out of his main-event bout with Frankie Edgar due to injury, Cyborg agreed to be the UFC 222 headliner on short notice and against an unfamiliar opponent — and only nine weeks after her punishing five-round victory over Holly Holm in the same Las Vegas octagon at UFC 219.Justino (19-1) is taking on unheralded Yana Kunitskaya on Saturday night because she genuinely believes the old sports maxim that a champion should fight anyone, anytime, anywhere.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“This is going to show you it’s real,” Cyborg said. “If somebody knocks on your door and says, ‘Hey, Cris, I’m going to kick your ass,’ you can’t say, ‘OK, I need a 10-minute break and then we’ll go.’”That knock on the door is coming from Kunitskaya (10-3), a personable Russian bantamweight making her UFC debut at featherweight. Cyborg is a heavy favorite at T-Mobile Arena, but nobody who knows the unpredictability of mixed martial arts would assume Cyborg is only collecting a paycheck. JR Smith gets 1-game ban for tossing soup at Cavs assistant Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I’ve been fighting all my life, and I know I have a chance,” said Kunitskaya, who is also competing on short notice. “It’s a chance to fight the best woman in the world, so I had to take it.”Kunitskaya is the Invicta promotion’s 135-pound champ, and she hasn’t fought at 145 pounds since before her three-year retirement, which ended in 2016. But Kunitskaya also trains in New Mexico with Holm, who caused a modicum of trouble for the seemingly unbeatable Cyborg in their holiday matchup.Even Justino is interested to see how she will do in less-than-ideal circumstances.“Since I took the fight so quick, I think people are going to want to see how she’ll do on short notice,” Justino said. “I think I know, but anything can happen.”Here are more things to watch on the UFC’s latest pay-per-view show in its hometown:ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer EAGER EDGAR: The penultimate bout is a compelling matchup between unbeaten Brian “T-City” Ortega and Edgar (21-5-1), the former UFC lightweight champion. Edgar could have waited for his featherweight title shot when Holloway returns from injury this summer, but the 36-year-old veteran decided to risk it all by fighting Ortega, a dangerous contender. “I just want to be active,” Edgar said. “I haven’t fought in almost a year. Time is ticking. I’m not going to get these years back.”T-CITY’S TURN: An upset victory by Ortega (13-0, 1 no-contest) would herald the arrival of an intriguing new UFC star . The Los Angeles-area native is an exceptional jiu-jitsu player, but his last two fights turned into standup brawls. Ortega’s coaches want him to use his strengths, particularly against Edgar’s ferocious work rate in standup fighting. “I’m going to do whatever I have to do, wherever I have to do it,” Ortega said. “This fight could go a lot of ways.”SOMEBODY’S GETTING SLEPT: Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski will meet on the pay-per-view portion of the undercard. Both fighters have their share of knockout wins and losses on their records, and neither will be surprised if his opponent can’t stand up to his striking barrage. The 7-foot Struve (32-9) has been stopped three times in his last seven fights, while the 39-year-old Arlovski (26-15) ended a five-fight losing streak in November.DERN’S DEBUT: The show features the UFC debut of jiu-jitsu star Mackenzie Dern, who takes on veteran Ashley Yoder (5-3). The daughter of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu master, Dern (5-0) is a world champion who only picked up MMA two years ago, but already has hardcore fans wondering how quickly she can subdue the strawweight division.NOTABLE NAMES: The pay-per-view card isn’t as stacked as other recent shows in Boston and New York for the increasingly East Coast-centric UFC, but fans will recognize several undercard fighters: former title contenders John Dodson and Cat Zingano are on UFC 222, along with a bout between veterans C.B. Dollaway and Hector Lombard. Sean O’Malley is a hot bantamweight prospect with impressive hair and a predilection for 1970s attire and music — and he doesn’t get along with his opponent, Andre Soukhamthath.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Brazil’s Cris “Cyborg” Justino celebrates after defeating Sweden’s Lina Lansberg during a UFC Fight Night mixed martial arts bout in Brasilia, Brazil. Justino agreed to make a title defense against Yana Kunitskaya, of Russia, on short notice in the headlining bout at UFC 222 because she believes champions should be willing to fight anywhere at any time. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)LAS VEGAS — Cris “Cyborg” Justino was relaxing in Portugal less than four weeks ago when the UFC featherweight champion got a phone call asking her to save the injury-plagued UFC 222 show.“I said, ‘Why are you calling me? I’m on vacation!’” she recalled with a laugh. “But you know me. I started training again while I was still over there.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

ONE Championship lines up 45 events for 2019

first_imgCEO of ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong talks to the media during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonMANILA, Philippines—It’s going to be another big year for ONE Championship.The mixed martial arts promotion announced that it would have a total of 45 events scheduled to take place in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Body first, ranking later says Rafael Nadal after ankle surgery ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Twenty four ONE Championship events (fight cards), 12 ONE Hero Series, six ONE Warrior Series, and three ONE ESports events are lined up for the year, according to ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong.Fight cards have all been set in terms of dates and venues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissONE Championship’s biggest card in 2019 is the A New Era event on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.A New Era will be ONE Championship’s first card in Japan with ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayang defending his belt against Shinya Aoki in the main event. MOST READ The Folayang-Aoki fight, which is a rematch more than two years in the making, is just one of three World title fights in the card with ONE Women’s World atomweight champion Angela Lee moving up in weight to challenge ONE Women’s World strawweight champion Xiong Jin Nan.Rounding out the three title fights is the bout between Aung La N Sang, the ONE World light heavyweight and middleweight champion, will put his 204-lb title against Ken Hasegawa.New signings, and former UFC World champions, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrous Johnson would also make their debuts for the promotion in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Liberian Fashion Goes Viral

first_imgHoping that you add a list to your wardrobe, why don’t you first consider Liberian fashion? It could usher in trademarks that could make you look exceptionally cute, presenting an elegance rarely seen by your colleagues and peers.Regardless of what fashion it is, the quest is there and your taste could be expanded more than you can realize.Looking back two months after the festival season, folks have had to give away a stockpile of fashion clothes, mostly through charity. For many it has been an exciting opportunity to remain at a balance with the latest fashion.But as Liberia’s economy recovers from the Ebola crisis and the nation again become vibrant, fashion pundits are predicting that will be slow purchases for a month or so.And so adding an extra stockpile to your wardrobe is a vital start and is essential in achieving the kind of appearance you have long been anticipating for yourself. Liberian fashion is unique, and comes with a variety of individual brands and classical styles than you can imagine.This is just the kind of novelty that fashion lovers can anticipate and even though you may be crowded with personal initiatives, nothing could be better than finding the time to stock your wardrobe; it is important that you remain cute and that could be just one of your first priorities as the nation recuperates from the Ebola epidemics.Liberian fashion may look nicer on you than you can realize and even better than western fashion.Liberian dress comes with a variety of colors that is a cultural heritage.This year Western fashion in boutique is an older stockpile from last year and may not look presentable in 2015. The major contenders for fashion this year in Liberia will be the hipster or hand-bags, including trousers for both ladies and gentlemen, as well as dresses and high-heels made from Liberian fabric.Of course more allure has been added to Liberian trends this year than you can imagine, and I can only wish you the best as you embark on a quest for Liberia fashion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LIB Life: Top Shockers So Far

first_imgEvery story has two sides, either positive or negative. In the case of the artists, bloggers and managers in this piece, it is still too soon to determine if their actions were right or wrong. As the saying goes ‘not everything that glitters is gold,’ so likewise in the entertainment industry not every story about an artist will make him or her famous.From artists ditching their managers, which rocked the entertainment industry, to romantic splits, and other shocking news, we list below the four stories/rumor-mills that really hit the hardest:4. Appearing in fourth place is DenG and former manger Alice Yawo, again. Before their recent split the pair once had a bitter exchange of words on social media over Alice’s criticism of the quality of the Put Foot video, saying it did not meet her expectation.This was the beginning of their bad blood.However, DenG responded by saying that her behavior was unprofessional, that even if she had a problem with the video, the issue should have been settled quietly and privately, not discussing it on social media.3. Sitting at third place is popular female blogger Berenice Mulubah and celebrated Liberian rapper Jon Bricks, who headed for splitsville, intimately and professionally, months ago.Before the break-up, Mulubah was Bricks’ manager, but he claimed that she never was his manager, that they were only intimately involved.The news of the break-up was one of the most talked about topics on social media, with many speculating that the split came as a result of Bricks possibly being in a new relationship.But it’s not entirely over for the pair as there still remain legal issues between them regarding Zama Records International, a jointly owned record label registered in the U.S. state of North Carolina2. Appearing again at second, it is very sad to say that DenG and Alice Yawo’s professional split was a near-deadly shocker; and for days after the unexpected split, people pleaded with them to reconsider the decision and reunite.The split came after DenG, returning from his successful U.S. tour three months ago, was notified by Alice calling for the break-up.She accused DenG of not giving her the necessary respect and appreciation that she deserved after sacrificing so much for him. She said later that she felt the singer was taking advantage of her. After she made the announcement calling for a split, DenG agreed without even trying to rescue the situation. He in turn accused her of not being professional, and denied that he ever disrespected her.Since then, according to fresh reports, the two have not been on good terms.1. The news that self-proclaimed King of Hipco Takun J was ditched by Lonestar Cell MTN, after his Brand Ambassador contract with the company was not renewed, left many wondering if the end of Takun’s golden era was drawing closer. Up to now the actual reason for the split between Takun J and the company has not been revealed, but it seems as though the artist has lately been doing more activism through his music, crooning for social justice and the rights of the downtrodden masses. Could there be a political prospect on the horizon? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Girls in Tech Guyana launched

first_imgGirls in Tech (GIT), a non-profit organisation which focuses on the empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship of women in technology around the world, on Wednesday launched its Guyana chapter.Founder and Managing Director of GIT Guyana addressing the gathering on Wednesday eveningGIT currently has 47 chapters with some 62,000 members in 33 countries in six continents.The organisation’s mission is to support women with the access and space they need to succeed in the technology industry, by educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurship in technical industries.As a result, GIT offers mentorship, global classrooms, coding courses, boot camps, hack-a-thons and start-up competitions for any age or profession.These global programmes will also be supported by local initiatives such as ‘Coffee & Code’, a monthly mentorship meet-up and an annual tech fair.The aim of this is to not only introduce young women to the possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), but also to encourage industries to develop automation processes.The Founder and Managing Director of Guyana’s chapter, Evie Kanhai-Gurchuran, said GIT Guyana is aiming to create support for what matters the most to women in Guyana.“We want to create support for what matters to women most, such as compensation and pay, opportunities for promotion, work-life balance, sense of purpose or mission, and ongoing skills learning. We only hear about the wellbeing of women, but we also have designed programmes and activities for us all to grow together as culpable media entities, government entities to create a better workforce culture and to benefit from motivating, diverse and inclusive work force,” the Managing Director said.According to the founder, GIT will allow for women to benefit from a global network and resources and for equity to be built for our women here.Kanhai-Gurchuran encourages Guyanese women with an interest to become part of the organisation.Sharing inspiration and encouragement, Tamika Henry-Fraser shared her personal experience on how she was able to study and work in the forensic science field.“For days on end, my mom and I went to the Office of the Presidency and we kind of camped out, we would go every day, me in my QC uniform hoping for a glimpse of the President, who was at that time Bharrat Jagdeo. One day, we saw him, he was walking from one meeting to the next and we stopped him in the corner and in that moment my mom asked him, can you give my daughter a scholarship to study forensics – didn’t know who I was at the time either— I don’t know what happened or why it happened but he said yes. He didn’t read my documents, I don’t think he had an idea of what he was saying yes to, but he did and to this day, I am grateful for that moment,” Henry-Fraser reflected.GIT Guyana’s board comprises: Penelope DeFreitas, University of Guyana, Head of Department for the Computer Science Department; Indrawattie Hirai – Tech entrepreneur[KM1]; Rosanna Ferreira – ICT Engineer in the e-Government Agency, Public Telecommunications Ministry; Vineeta Persaud – Lecturer at the University of Guyana; Tanika Jones – Programmer/Developer with the United Nations; and Marissa Lowden – Entrepreneur with a focus on development.GIT was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco.last_img read more

Odyssey Transport Services teams up with Lusignan Golf Club

first_imgOdyssey Transport Services (OTS) which is popular for being the provider of jet boat services since 2012 to the interior regions of Guyana has a new passion to counter-act the speed of their jet boat – that passion is golf.For the first time ever, OTS will partner with the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) to host a tournament on Sunday, July 8, starting at 09:00h.The partnership between the Lusignan Golf Club and Odyssey Travel Services has ensured the tournament for Sunday, July 8A full field of players is expected to support CEO Feroze Barakat, a long-time member of the Lusignan Golf Club and avid golfer, who has been a part of the renewed growth of the Club having pledged his support for the plans that the new executive team put forth in January.At the official handing over ceremony, Manager Troy Khan stated, “The company wanted to show its commitment to the LGC and assist with the promotion of the game to the younger generation of golfers.”On that note, with the school holidays fast approaching, the company and LGC will host a variety of events to encourage new players to join the exciting sport.In an exciting twist, the Odyssey Transport Services will be giving away several trips to the interior on their jet boats along with the Hole-in-One grand prize of four tickets to one of their destinations which will be awarded to any golfer who makes the shot!The LGC has a packed calendar of events with more than four activities per month scheduled for the rest of the year. Recently, George Bulkan, son of Minister Ronald Bulkan, another long-time member of the club, took to the greens with his entire wedding party to celebrate his wedding!The Club is available for weddings, corporate training/retreats, summer camps for kids and many other activities. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and enjoy the ambiance and tranquility of the ground along with great food and drinks are available every day of the week.Guests at the Grand Coastal, Marriott and Pegasus Hotels can avail themselves of special rates that include equipment rental and caddie fees. For more information on the Lusignan Golf Club, events and activities calendar, and how you can become a member of the LGC, visit their Facebook page, call 220-5660 or simply stop by for a tour of the facilities.last_img read more

St. Antony, St. Peters to clash in Copa final

first_imgAfter a barren heavily competitive first half, St. Peters who had gone through the group stage matches unbeaten broke the deadlock through Issa Okumu in the 44th minute.However, that lead only lasted four minutes as Ethan Rumi equalized for Upper Hill with a shot inside the box after St. Peters failed to clear the lines.Upper Hill were more motivated after the goal and they camped in the St. Peters half, but their efforts were dealt a massive blow three minutes from time when Okumu added his second with a thunderous shot from the right off a counter.In the other semi-final, St. Antony made light work of Riyabu. Just seven minutes into the game, they were 1-0 up when Ansar Shamun volleyed them ahead with a brilliant effort, taking in Lyno Otieno’s deep cross one time.Action between St. Antony and Riyabu during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluRiyabu’s Evans Onsarigo almost brought his side back on level terms when he tried his luck with a shot from distance, but it proved an easy catch for the keeper.The Solidarity Boys came close to their second when Dvaid Leon’s bouncing header at the back post off a Daniel Odhiambo corner went inches wide. Shamun should have doubled his tally in the 23rd minute when he came to the end of a sweeping team move, but he was stopped by the keeper.Five minutes to the break, St. Antony were 2-0 up with a brilliantly taken goal when Kennedy Mwendwa sent in a low hard effort past the keeper after being played through by Issa Lumumba in a brilliant team move by the boys from Kitale.In the second half, St. Antony continued with their dominance and quarter of an hour in, they were 3-0 up when Shamun completed his brace with a cool finish after running behind the defense to pick up another brilliantly slit through pass.They completed the job in the final five minutes of the game with substitute Juma Lugogo striking a quick brace.First, he made the most of a confusion between the keeper and his defense to win the ball inside the box and poke home before finishing calmly inside the box two minutes later after the defense went to sleep again.Wiyeta Girls celebrate one of their goals against Waa Girls during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the girls’ final, last year’s losing finalists Wiyeta Girls will play debutants Moi Girls Nangili in the final. Wiyeta beat Waa Girls from Coast 2-0 while Nangili were 2-0 winners over defending champions Olympic from Nairobi.Wiyeta danger girl Jecinta Karemana scored twice with Bonita Adhiambo adding the third from the spot while Waa’s consolation came through Mwanziri Miraj.Karemana opened the scoring in the sixth minute when her shot from distance fizzled through the goalkeeper’s legs before she added her second on the quarter hour mark with a scorching shot from the right after a quick counter.Miraj halved the deficit for Waa after taking advantage of a defensive lapse before Adhiambo took the game to safe distance in the second half converting from the penalty spot.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000St. Antony’s Ansar Shamun is joined in celebration by Kennedy Mwendwa during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match against Riyabu at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 27- Rift Valley’s St. Antony will clash with Western Region’s St. Peters Boys Mumias in the Copa Coca-Cola National Secondary School Ball Games final at the Hill School in Eldoret on Saturday morning.In the semi-finals played at the Hill School in Eldoret on Friday morning, title favorites St. Antony were in a class of their own beating Riyabu from Nyanza 5-0 while St. Peters needed a late winner to crush the hearts of Upper Hill winning 2-1 in a highly competitive game.last_img read more