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Barnwell says lockdown training coming along nicely despite challenges

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first_img–all-rounder enjoying time off with family, anxious to get back to playing cricketBy Clifton RossSENIOR Guyana Jaguars all-rounder, Christopher Barnwell, says he’s cherishing this rare time off due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while maintaining his fitness with hopes of returning to action soon.The former West Indies all-rounder, who played 6 T20 internationals, chimed in on the recent break in cricket internationally, regionally and locally due to the pandemic, which has forced the world into a state of isolation.Much like his teammates, the 33-year-old is one of the few Guyanese cricketers who, when not playing for his club Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), is representing his country as one of the seniors in the 5-time Regional 4-Day title- winning Guyana Jaguars team, or playing as one of the veteran T20 guns-for-hire in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).But with the Jaguars being forced to abandon their weekly outdoor training sessions as well as any form of playing or practice, Barnwell said it was a bit difficult to adjust to such restrictions.“It’s very difficult at the moment, not getting any outdoor training, but we all know the seriousness of the virus, so we have to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and our families. We have a Zoom session every morning from 9:00am to 10:00am with the trainer, so we could keep ourselves in shape”, said the hard-hitting batsman.The outbreak has cast a shroud of boredom over the country with regards to all manner of sport being placed on pause indefinitely.Nevertheless, it comes with a silver lining as athletes such as Barnwell, who’s still in the early stages of fatherhood and spends a lot of time playing and traveling as a professional sportsman, echoed the sentiments from the human side of things as he can now spend some precious time with family and loved ones.“I must say this is the longest break we’ve had within that 5 and to 6 period. I’m sure the wives, girlfriends and kids are enjoying it, so I think it (covid19) has come like a blessing in disguise”, Barnwell stated.Prior to the world entering its lockdown state, Barnwell and his team were engaged in their annual 4-Day cricket season, where they sought to defend their title for the 6th straight year.A few hiccups and the abrupt stoppage of the final two rounds of the Regional 4-Day competition resulted in the Jags falling short of their record title chase, as the Barbados Pride were crowned new champs.However, with the team well-rested and players getting ample time to heal any niggles while staying fit, Barnwell, who was on a batting surge since the Regional Super 50 tournament, was among the premier batsmen for Guyana in this year’s 4-Dayers and will be key during the upcoming season.One of the first Guyanese to ever be drafted to the Indian Premier League (IPL), back in 2013, the burly right-hander finished this 4-day season 11th overall on the leading run-scorers list with 435 runs with 2 fifties and a best of 107.Given his recent run with the bat, Barnwell admitted that he’s eager to get back into action, adding that discovering newer ways to train is key as they await the day when cricket is played again.“I’m very eager to get back on the park, playing cricket again; I just want to maintain the same focus and keep working on my game. We don’t know how long this would go for so, as professionals, we have to find a way to hit a few balls and bowl a few as well”, He ended.last_img read more

Lakowe Agog as Eko Challenge Cup Tees off on African Tour

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first_imgThey will now join the six players that made the cut in Abuja at the first qualifying school in December 2018.Korblah shot 4 under par 68, while C. Ambe was two off the pace for second place.The players will be scheming to eclipse Mohammed Safuyanu Muazu, who held off Vincent Torgah to win the tournament.The President of the African Tour, Emeka Okatta, said the Tour will feature players from Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Spain and Germany.He said the first season of the African Tour will build on the achievements of the West African Golf Tour and offer the players more opportunities, incorporating new tournaments and new venues to the 2019 schedule.A total of 16 tournaments will be staged in eight golf courses across Nigeria with the total prize purse of $475,000 to be shared.“We are committed to grow the game of golf in Africa and offer professional players a platform to showcase their talent, ” said Okatta.In addition, the African Tour also intends to give women opportunity to play in all tournaments with men and compete for the same purse.“This shall not be the only innovation by the African Tour, new formats are incorporated to the 2019 schedule such as the Shoot-out golf tournament and the African Cup Championship. There will also be new host venues in addition to the existing ones, including Sagamu and Abeokuta Golf Clubs “.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale AjimotokanThe first event on the African Tour- Eko Challenge Cup- will tee off today at Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate, Lagos with a field of 40 players.Eighteen players led by Emos Korblah secured their tour cards at the qualifying tournament held yesterday in Lagos.last_img read more

Women’s hoops notches W over Long Beach State

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first_imgJunior guard Minyon Moore (center) dribbles through opposing defenders at Galen Center. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Behind 40 combined points from senior shooting guard Aliyah Mazyck and junior guard Minyon Moore Sunday at Walter Pyramid, the women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Long Beach State 86-50.Mazyck scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond-the-arc. Mazyck finished the game with 26 minutes, 19 points and four rebounds. Moore was 4-of-4 from the field for 10 points in the first half, including 2 points from the free throw line. The junior guard finished with 21 points in 32 minutes, leading all scorers. She also added seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to her total. “[Minyon] has an elite skill, and that skill is playing hard,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “She gets after it, she rebounds defends, scores at a high rate … She’s an overall great player.”The Trojans had some solid performances off the bench. Redshirt sophomore forward Asiah Jones  did not wait long to get her college career started. Coming off her first career college game where she scored 4 points with five rebounds, Jones showed improvement by leading all non-starters in minutes, points and rebounds with 18, 9 and six, respectively. In addition, senior Cheyanne Wallace went 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Wallace finished with 5 points in 16 minutes.The Trojans began the game fast, scoring 8 straight points before giving up a 3-pointer to sophomore Naomi Hunt three minutes into the game. The Trojans finished the first quarter with a 23-8 run that extended to a 31-9 run four minutes into the second quarter. USC finished a dominant half shooting 60 percent from the field, taking a commanding 51-22 lead at halftime.“In the first half we focused … we’re executing our offense, we really focused on our defense. So the first half gets an A-plus,” Trakh said. “But we lost our focus, we lost our discipline in the third quarter. We started making mistakes on defense, and made some mistakes on offense … We need to be focused for 40 minutes not 20.”After a trip to the charity stripe by Wallace in the third quarter, the Women of Troy extended their lead to 37, the greatest margin of the night. USC dominated the post with 38 total points in the paint while out-rebounding the 49ers 50-24. Minyon and senior guard Mariya Moore combined for 16 boards on the night. The Trojans also scored 33 points off Long Beach State’s 24 turnovers, another testament to Trakh’s philosophy of taking advantage of turnovers.“[My philosophy first comes from] our defense, we do a good job of forcing turnovers,” Trakh said. “I expect that to continue, we have some kids who can defend and I expect that to continue.”With only two games under their belt, the Trojans have shown what they are capable of, having outscored opponents 159-105 so far.Freshman guard Justina King led Long Beach State with 12 points and five assists in 39 minutes of play. Junior guard Sydney Bordonaro led all bench players for the 49ers, scoring 12 points on two 3-pointers and four free throws in 15 minutes.The Trojans look to extend their undefeated record when they return to Galen Center for two home games. They will face UC Santa Barbara Thursday at 7 p.m., and Santa Clara University Sunday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

EveryMatrix ups commitment to Kids Academy as it celebrates five years

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first_img Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Share Share Industry platform and systems provider EveryMatrix has reaffirmed its commitment to maintain and expand its Kids Academy corporate social responsibility programme as it celebrates five years of the initiative.The project aims to offer Romanian children the chance to access quality education that would be otherwise unavailable to them, across computer science, mathematics and English.Ebbe Groes, Group CEO of EveryMatrix, commented: “This project started almost five years ago when we’ve decided to be more involved in the community, and what more suitable way than to take care of the future generation.“Our three teachers are helping the kids to do their homework; they host interactive learning classes and are there to assist the kids overcome rough times in their family life by counselling them.“Beside sponsoring the centres with modern equipment and supporting the kids to travel to contests, we are also hosting fundraising events for them, such as Baking Day or Let’s Play D’Arts, where employees get involved and spend time helping the cause.“We’ve seen amazing results, kids who made great progress in both their personal and academic lives, and we are committed to keep and expand this project for many years.”Over the last five years, EveryMatrix has offered its education programme across two day centres which have been managed by Bucharest’s Child Protective Services. Earlier this year the firm got involved in its third centre in order to grow the number of beneficiaries.This year, the Kids Academy programme has been listed as a Non-Governmental Organisation and is now supporting over 100 pupils per year. Three full-time teachers have been hired to help the children learn valuable information which will help them later in their academic and professional lives. StumbleUpon Submit PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020last_img read more

Rogers City Theatre’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ Brings Far Far Away to Life

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City- Singing and dancing fill the stage over at Rogers City Theater as the cast and crew prepare to pull off one of the most lively musicals to hit the stage.“Shrek The Musical” is based off the film, Shrek, which follows the story of an Ogre and Donkey through the mythical land of Far Far Away. The biggest difference between the movie and the musical is the styles of music, encompassing a wide spectrum of  styles and rhythms.Rogers City Theater has not had a true back-to-back sellout since 2004 which was a high school performance of Annie. Actor William Burrel-Reece is excited for his performance and ready to be back on the stage.“We’re going to show you a lot of things that haven’t come out of this theatre in a long time,” said Burrel-Reece who will be a jack of all trades in the show.The show takes the stage March 9-11 & 16-18. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6. You can purchase them at the door.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Ella White Ensures Teachers and Students are safe after yesterday’s scareNext Alpena County Sheriff’s Office sets the standards for school safetylast_img read more

Ghana Indian Cricket Community embarks on nationwide tree planting exercise

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first_imgThe Indian Association of Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana India Cricket Community under the auspices of Ghana Cricket Association has launched a nationwide tree planting exercise to protect the environment for future generation.This initiative is part of the activities to commemorate the Indians 70th freedom celebration in Ghana.The exercise according to the India High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Birender Singh Yadav; the project will protect the environment against global warming and safe-guard cricket pitches across the country most especially around the Achimota Cricket Ovals.“Everybody would love to play cricket in nice environment so tree is the only thing that can provide such serene atmosphere”.“We are also looking forward to plant a lot of trees in the whole of Accra because trees sustain, gives us life and also help in protecting the climate change for future generation”. He added.The project began at Achimota Cricket Oval on Sunday with the first tree being planted by His Excellency Birender Singh Yadav and president of Indian Cricket Association of Ghana, Mr. Rajesh Thakker.last_img read more

Kenley Jansen’s charity pitches in for kids; Dodgers reliever not re-living past playoff seasons

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Jansen’s eponymous foundation plans to donate four more lockers to hospitalized children in the next year, with financial assistance from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.Baseball, by comparison, offered Jansen few recent memories worth revisiting.Jansen derived no glory in ending Game 5 of the National League Division Series on the mound against the Washington Nationals. He had enjoyed a fine view from the bullpen as Clayton Kershaw surrendered a pair of home runs to tie the score in the eighth inning, and Joe Kelly allowed a go-ahead grand slam in the 10th, of the Dodgers’ season-ending 7-3 loss. The question of why the most decorated closer in franchise history was not on the mound for any critical late-inning moments cast a shadow over the team’s latest postseason exit.“I’m always on the same page with Doc,” Jansen said of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “You can question this game. It’s a what-if game. If they had put me in earlier and something would have happened – there’s always a what-if. I’m ready to (pitch) any time. Understanding that he wanted to lengthen that game knowing there’s no one behind me. … It didn’t work out. Like I say, we win together, we lose together.“As long as I can play in this game, hopefully Doc can be my manager. That’s how awesome, a great man, energetic, the positive mindset, what he built in the clubhouse – it wasn’t like this before he came here.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers’ World Series loss to the Houston Astros in 2017 has invited deeper questions than usual.A series of recent reports in The Athletic cited pitcher Mike Fiers among four “people who were with the Astros” in 2017 who said the team illegally stole signs during the season.Stealing signs without the use of electronics isn’t outlawed by Major League Baseball. However, the former Astros allege the team used a television monitor in the hallway leading to the home dugout at Minute Maid Park to decode opposing catchers’ signals in real time. By banging on a trash can, an audio signal relayed the coming pitch to Astros hitters. MLB is investigating the allegation.Any Dodger would be justified feeling embittered by the seven-game World Series loss. Jansen said he’s ready to move forward, and let the Astros take their punishment.Related Articlescenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen had little interest in thinking about the past Tuesday, except as it concerned his son, Kaden.A bacterial infection sent Kaden Jansen, who was 2 years old at the time, to a hospital in 2017.“We went to New York for Christmas,” the pitcher said. “You plan all this great stuff that you have to do out there and the reality is our kid got sick. High fever. Spent some days in the hospital. I remember that we didn’t have any toys, nothing.”Flash forward a couple of years. Jansen donated two 4-foot tall lockers full of iPads, video games and stuffed animals to the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA. It was a welcome distraction for a handful of kids Tuesday afternoon, one that Jansen was happy to pay forward. “It’s baseball, man. They’ve still got to hit it,” Jansen said. “Teams try everything. It’s time for Major League to control that part. Put a blurry sign where fans aren’t going to see (the catcher’s fingers). If some teams cheated about that and they have to pay a big fine, or someone’s going to be banned forever or lose their job, they can’t be in this game.”Jansen finished the 2019 regular season with a 3.71 earned-run average, a career high. Jansen’s eight blown saves were also his most ever. That – more than ceding critical Game 5 innings to Kershaw and Kelly – seems to be motivating Jansen’s offseason training.“I probably will get my mind back to baseball at some point,” he said. “I’ll be working hard this offseason going three times a week to Dodger Stadium, to continue to become a better pitcher, to get back to where I used to be.”last_img read more

Lakers claim Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother Kostas off waivers

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first_imgInitially drafted 60th overall by the 76ers in 2018, 21-year-old Kostas played two games for the Mavericks last season.Kostas made 40 appearances for the Texas Legends in the G League, averaging 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Related News Lakers’ Anthony Davis has no regrets on trade request: ‘I’m a grown man’ Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis Quinn Cook on new-look Lakers: ‘It feels like this team has been together for a while’ Kostas Antetokounmpo — the younger brother of the reigning MVP and Bucks superstar — arrives from the Mavericks on a two-way contract. From Athens to L.A. The journey continues for @Kostas_ante13.Welcome to the #LakeShow, Kostas! https://t.co/16MRALTCJk— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 22, 2019 The Lakers have been awarded the rights to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother Kostas on a waiver claim.last_img read more

Jacques Santini officially handed over the nomination for the BH selectors

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first_imgFormer French selector Jacques Santini officially handed a candidacy for coach of the football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.The celebrated French coach is highly interested in acquiring our national team, with whom, as he said in his application, will be able to realize the Euro 2016 in France.Among all candidates for BH selectors, Santini is coach with the best biography, considering that he won the French championship and the cup with Lyon, and as a selector of France has a gold medal from the Confederations Cup in 2003.Jacques Santini is one of the most accomplished football managers in France. Together with Jean Michel Aulas and Bernard Lacombe he was involved in the transformation of Lyon into a French football giant.Santini was chosen as “The best French coach” on 2002 by France Football and World’s The Best National Coach of the Year on 2003 by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) Santini replaced Roger Lemerre as France manager in 2002. He had already resigned from the position before Euro 2004, where France surprisingly lost to Greece in the quarter-final.Santini took the managerial position at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur after Euro 2004. He surprisingly announced his resignation after just 13 games. Officially, Santini left England due to personal problems, but it was widely reported that a series of disagreements with then Sporting Director Frank Arnesen led to his departure. Speaking in 2005, Santini said he quit partly because he felt agreements with the club were broken, but he admitted he “dug his own grave” by agreeing to join the club before the end of Euro 2004. (Source: reprezentacija.ba)last_img read more

Basketball sub-state update: Friday, March 6.

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Class 2A sub-state at Oswego BoysFirst roundWest Elk 58 Yates Center 31Pittsburg Colgan 50 Oxford 25Udall 76 Uniontown 46Sedan 66 Oswego 45.SemifinalsPittsburg Colgan 58 West Elk 49Sedan 65 Udall 59.ChampionshipPittsburg Colgan vs. Sedan, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Class 1A Div. 1 sub-state at Argonia BoysFirst roundNorwich 74 Buffalo-Altoona-Midway 59SemifinalFridayCaldwell vs. Norwich, 7:30 p.m.Argonia vs. Colony-Crest, 6 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundChetopa 60 Central Burden 44Dexter/Cedar Vale 54 Marmaton Valley 59 (OT)SemifinalSt. Paul 56 Central Burden 29South Haven 65 Marmaton Valley 36.ChampionshipSt. Paul vs. South Haven, Saturday, 6 p.m. Class 1A Div. 1 sub-state at St. PaulBoysFirst roundCentral Burden 62 South Haven 60St. Paul 54 Marmaton Valley 48SemifinalsFridayDexter vs. Central Burden, 6 p.m.Chetopa vs. St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundBuffalo-Altoona-Midway won by forfeit.SemifinalsNorwich 66 B-A-Midway 11Caldwell 54 Argonia 41ChampionshipNorwich vs. Caldwell, Saturday, 6 p.m.Follow us on Twitter. Class 3A sub-state at Douglass. BoysFirst roundWichita Collegiate 77 Belle Plaine 27Sedgwick 61 Remington 50Wichita Independent 58 Douglass 51Conway Springs 76 Bluestem 52.SemifinalsFridayCollegiate vs. Sedgwick, 6 p.m.Wichita Independent vs. Conway Springs, 7:30 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday at 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst roundDouglass 46 Bluestem 18Collegiate 34 Sedgwick 31Remington 53 Belle Plaine 32Conway Springs 35 Wichita Independent 29SemifinalsDouglass 38 Collegiate 34Remington 51 Conway Springs 38ChampionshipDouglass vs. Remington, 6 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the updated information of sub-state basketball tournaments involving Sumner County teams.Class 4A Div. I sub-state at Winfield. BoysFirst round:Wellington 63 Mulvane 30Rose Hill 65 Winfield 55Championship game:Rose Hill (4-15) vs. Wellington (11-10), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. GirlsFirst RoundFriday#1 Wellington (13-7) vs. #4 Mulvane (5-15), 6 p.m.#2 Winfield (11-9) vs. #3 Rose Hill (5-15), 7:30 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday at 6 p.m. GirlsFirst roundPittsburg Colgan 53 Yates Center 16Oswego 32 Uniontown 27Sedan 50 Udall25Oxford 39 West Elk 14SemifinalsFridayPittsburg vs. Oswego, 7:30 p.m.Sedan vs. Oxford, 6 p.m.SaturdayChampionship game at 6 p.m.last_img read more