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LIAT agrees to joint efforts to promote Nevis

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first_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel LIAT agrees to joint efforts to promote Nevis by: – November 8, 2011 Tweet 22 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Image via: caribbeantraveltrade.comCHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry, met with LIAT’s chief executive officer (CEO), Brian Challenger, and other senior LIAT officials at their corporate headquarters in Antigua on Friday, according to a news release on LIAT’s website. The release said the meeting was designed to discuss joint efforts for promoting Nevis for the upcoming 2011-2012 winter tourist season.Parry, who is also minister of tourism, was on a three-day visit to Antigua, where he also met with Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer. As part of the Nevis Island Administration’s tourism development thrust, the premier, Challenger and other top LIAT officials negotiated a schedule of services between Nevis and Antigua with a view to connecting the United Kingdom traveller, utilizing the V C Bird International Airport in Antigua as a hub.“It is important that Nevis joins with a major player in Caribbean travel (LIAT), in order to promote the island destination,” Parry said.“Since LIAT has a relationship with Virgin Atlantic Airlines, travellers flying in and out of Nevis, will be able to have an agent dedicated to Nevis in Antigua to assist them with their connections,” the premier added.According to the LIAT press release, other actions agreed upon include joint marketing and promotional efforts by Nevis and LIAT at the World Travel Market (WTM) tourism exhibition which opened in London on Monday and runs through November 10.Staged annually in London, World Travel Market (WTM) is a vibrant must attend four-day business to business event, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and international travel professionals. It is the leading global event for the travel industry.Nevis is being represented by Nevis Tourism Authority marketing officer, Julie Claxton, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority John Hanley and headed by advisor for tourism Alistair Yearwood.The premier said his administration is sparing no effort in promoting the destination ahead of the upcoming tourism season. He also said the NIA and the senior LIAT officials agreed to meet periodically, to secure mutual benefits for both parties. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Look for new jobs: Akinfenwa’s Wycombe tells furloughed staff

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first_img Action from Wycombe Wanderers versus Rochdale which ended 2 – 1 in favour of Wycombe “It is apparent that the club’s losses as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak may exceed £2.5m. If we are required to play games behind closed doors, whether to try to complete the season or in play-offs, these costs will go up. “Going forward, these furloughed employees will receive 80 per cent of their salary with a maximum payment of £2,500 per month. We are also recommending that they begin the search for alternative employment once furlough ends.” Read FIFA 20: Mexican brothers cover 5,500-mile to watch Akinfenwa Wycombe’s fate on the pitch this season remains up in the air as League One clubs have still yet to vote on whether to end the season, with a decision not likely to come for another week. Akinfenwa who got a fresh one year contract in June 2019 has scored 46 goals in 152 appearances for Wycombe since 2016. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to dig deep into more clubs as league one side Wycombe has told its non-playing staff to look for new jobs. Wycombe which has Nigeria born Adebayo Akinfenwa in their striking force revealed they are close to losing £2.5m no thanks to the Pandemic. The development has also cut short defender Jason McCarthy’s loan spell from Millwall as the club can no longer afford to pay. At the start of the year before the pandemic hit, Wycombe were sitting top of the league and were mounting a serious push to the Championship – a league they have not reached in their entire 133-year existence – but their form tailed off and they dropped to eighth when the league froze in March. Chairman Rob Couhig, who bought the club in October 2019, said on the team’s official website: “The club has essentially been without revenue since the beginning of March. Our loss of revenue even with the utilisation of the furlough plan has exceeded £1m through the end of May.Advertisement Promoted ContentSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?World’s Most Delicious FoodsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Caulker calls for passion

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first_img The 22-year-old England international and his Rangers colleagues were outclassed as they slipped to a 4-0 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday and now sit at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table. A Nacer Chadli brace and a second goal in as many games for Eric Dier had Spurs in control of the game before half-time, with Emmanuel Adebayor adding a fourth in the second half. Former Tottenham defender Caulker, playing in a back three alongside Rio Ferdinand and Richard Dunne, admitted the display was not good enough and believes things can only get better for Harry Redknapp’s side. “It was a bitterly disappointing performance and the result proved that,” he said. “We were second to everything all over the pitch and we paid the price. We got off to a sloppy start and they got the goal and a bit of momentum. “We know we have got to be better than that this year. We hope that will be the lowest point of the season. It was a poor, poor showing and there are no excuses. “There is no hiding and we definitely have to go and be better against Sunderland at home. We have personal pride and it was not evident, we were weak all over the pitch. “If we are going to stay in this league we are going to have to be a little bit stronger and more passionate at times.” Redknapp, returning to White Hart Lane for the first time since he was sacked as Spurs boss in 2012, handed debuts to both Mauricio Isla and Leroy Fer – with the latter conceding his new side did not deserve anything from the game. “We didn’t play to our abilities,” the former Norwich midfielder said. Press Association Steven Caulker has called on his QPR team-mates to show more passion after what he hopes will be the lowest day in the club’s season. “We have a strong team and what we showed was not the best. The goals in the first half were too easy. We had to fight and we didn’t – it was a shock. “We have to look forward to Wednesday (the Capital One Cup tie against Burton) and stick together. We have a great squad. Today wasn’t a good game for me but I want to show more on Wednesday.” For all of QPR’s problems, Tottenham looked like they were adapting to the philosophy of new head coach Mauricio Pochettino with ease. Having laboured to a 1-0 win at West Ham on the opening day, Spurs played some fluid, attacking football in the Argentinian’s first competitive home game in charge. Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen shone alongside goalscorers Adebayor and Chadli, with the Belgium international pleased to entertain the fans. “That’s what everyone wants to see when they watch Tottenham,” Chadli said of Sunday’s performance. “We did very well and I’m very happy to score two goals. It is good when we create a lot of chances and it was a good spectacle for the fans. “We started with high pressure, had a lot of the ball and created lots of chances. At half-time we had a conversation, we wanted to score more goals and we started the second half strong as well.” last_img read more

The Latest: Australia’s de Minaur in 1st Slam QF at US Open

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first_imgIt is a rematch of a contest Sakkari won less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open, a hard-court tournament played this year at Flushing Meadows.Williams owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 Grand Slam singles championships in all. Sakkari, a 25-year-old from Greece, is trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.The winner will face Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova next.___ September 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):1:35 p.m.Alex de Minaur has moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. The Latest: Australia’s de Minaur in 1st Slam QF at US Open More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img 12:50 p.m.Serena Williams has taken the first set of her U.S. Open fourth-round match against Maria Sakkari by a 6-3 score. ___12:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari are on court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to warm up for their fourth-round meeting at the U.S. Open. Associated Press The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. De Minaur took a half-dozen points in a row to take the set and was in control from there.He is a 21-year-old from Australia who is seeded 21st at Flushing Meadows.In the quarterfinals, de Minaur will face No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem or No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime.___last_img read more

Andrew White makes splash with 24 points in exhibition against Le Moyne

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first_imgWhen the media convened to meet Syracuse for the first time in the 2016-17 season, television cameras and microphones took aim at Andrew White. Everyone wanted to know more about the fifth-year senior out of Nebraska.The 6-foot-7 guard finished second on his team with 16.6 points per game last year and was expected to bandage the loss of SU’s three best shooters last year. So, reporters asked, what was his plan to do that?“We’ll see, we’ll see,” White said at SU’s media day on Oct. 21. “I don’t like to talk a whole lot.“With games coming up here in the next two or three weeks, the world will see.”The Carrier Dome finally laid eyes on White last week against Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his 2-for-9 shooting performance was nothing to gloat about. But in White’s second exhibition with the Orange, a 97-64 win over Le Moyne, SU fans, at least, finally did see. White led the Orange with 24 points and a 6-for-10 night from 3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was a promising performance with Friday’s season-opener looming, but it was an essential performance with Tyler Lydon dropping in eight points (only two in the first half). They’re the duo that will be leaned on to drive the offense, and in a meaningless exhibition, it didn’t matter that White provided the only fuel.“When the game starts, you want to start on a good note. You don’t want your bench players to have to come back from a deficit,” White said. “Tonight that was my emphasis.“I didn’t want to go down early and have it be my bad.”White didn’t hesitate to underscore his focus. After the Orange sunk to a 12-point deficit in five minutes last week against IUP, the veteran guard converted on an open 3 in SU’s first possession. There would be no early sinkhole Tuesday night. Instead in the opening five minutes, the starters staked themselves to an 11-3 lead.SU’s starters seemed to have a much better grasp on their game plan after they played flustered and disoriented themselves in a man-to-man defense. The Orange didn’t break out man-to-man on Tuesday, but unleashed the press with 12:30 remaining in the first half. The aggressive defense led to White’s brightest moment without the ball starting in his hands.Just after hitting a step-in 3 to give Syracuse a 27-13 lead, White jolted into the press and poached Le Moyne’s inbound pass. He muscled his way under the basket and poured in an and-one layup to push the lead further out of the Dolphins’ reach.“Andrew showed tonight how effective he can be shooting the basketball,” Jim Boeheim said. “He didn’t have a lot of time and he still knocked those shots down.”Le Moyne’s Tanner Hyland did his best to nullify White’s 19 first-half points, blanketing SU fans with memories of a 2009 Le Moyne exhibition win in the Carrier Dome. Hyland shot and converted five 3s in the final five minutes of the first half, drawing Le Moyne within seven at one juncture.But there was White, ready to counter with a 3-point contest of his own. In the face of C.J. Asuncion-Byrd, White shook off the 6-foot-3 guard near the top of the key and converted from 3. He hit twice more in the final three minutes to give Syracuse a nine-point lead at the half.“He’s the best shooter on the team,” freshman guard Taurean Thompson said. “… Every time he misses is a surprise.”There weren’t many unexpected turns to Tuesday’s trouncing. SU never looked back in the second half, outscoring the Dolphins by 24 in the final 20 minutes. White spent the final chunk of minutes on the bench, cheering a walk-on filled lineup.As expected with the mild-mannered White, he didn’t yell or celebrate as jubilantly as his counterparts. He remained more stoic, digesting the 26-minute showcase he just displayed. Even though it took him a second try, White unveiled the player he was reluctant to talk about three weeks prior. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 9, 2016 at 3:56 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Pittsburgh matchup

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first_img Published on January 7, 2017 at 12:47 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on Pittsburgh (12-3, 1-1) on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is coming off a 15-point win over Miami on Wednesday, its first victory over a major-conference team this season. SU hasn’t beaten the Panthers since Feb. 12, 2014 when Tyler Ennis hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer.Here are answers to your game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network. In the Syracuse area, that means it’ll be on NBC affiliates. Here are channel listings for NBC affiliates based on provider.Time Warner: 1203 (high-definition) and 3 (suburbs) or 4 (city) for non-digital subscribersDirecTV: 3Verizon Fios: 503 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)Dish Network: 3New Visions: 603 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)Here are the channels the game will be on throughout the rest of New York.Albany (WNYA)Binghamton (WBPN)Buffalo (WNLO)Elmira (WJKP)New York City (WLNY)Rochester (WHAM-D2)Rochester (WHAM)Utica (WPNY)Watertown (WWTI)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor listings in other states throughout the country, check here.Could SU head coach Jim Boeheim stick with playing only five players? If the Orange keeps winning, it’s a likely possibility.What’s made Pittsburgh effective this season? Panthers beat writer Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weighs in.What do our beat writers predict? All three picked the same team. Find out which one.What else should you know about the Panthers? Check out a preview of Pitt, here. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse wins first ranked game since 2016 with walk-off

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 23, 2020 at 2:54 pm Contact Cameron: cbmckeon@syr.edu Until Feb. 23, Syracuse (5-7) had gone almost four years without a win over a ranked opponent. The Orange’s 3-2 walk-off win over No. 20 Texas Tech (10-5) snapped that streak. Sunday’s matchup went to extra innings tied at two, and Syracuse escaped in the top of the eighth, doubling off the runner at second with a lineout to right field. In the bottom half, Gabby Teran came all the way home from second base on a Rebecca Clyde groundout. The walk-off victory is Syracuse’s first win over a ranked opponent since Mar. 26, 2016, when the Orange took down No. 19 Notre Dame.The Orange got revenge two days after suffering a late-inning, comeback loss to the Red Raiders, scoring the winning run in the eighth to secure its second win of the weekend. In total, SU went 2-3 on the weekend.The Orange got on the board first in the fourth inning, putting together a two-out rally and stringing together three hits in a row to grab a 1-0 lead. Alex Acevedo got it going with a two-strike single followed by a base hit from Toni Martin. Paris Woods capped the rally with an RBI single.Freshman starter Catie Dobbs was brilliant through 4.1 innings before getting pulled for Alexa Romero. Texas Tech capitalized on the pitching change, recording three consecutive singles to tie the game at one. Karli Hamilton’s sacrifice bunt later in the inning put the Red Raiders up 2-1 in a comeback reminiscent of the opening game of the Houston Challenge on Friday, in which Texas Tech came back and held on to defeat the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse had other plans in this one. A pinch-hit home run courtesy of Lailoni Mayfield in the sixth tied the game up, spoiling the Texas Tech comeback effort. Kaia Oliver had replaced Romero in the top half of the sixth and continued her trend of getting in and then out of trouble, with the Red Raiders leaving the bases loaded in the sixth and two more in the seventh.Dobbs, in her second career start, allowed no runs over 4.1 innings pitched, striking out four and conceding two hits. Texas Tech left 11 runners on base, putting up threats in nearly every inning thanks to seven walks and reaching on errors, but failed to score more than twice.The Orange finished the Houston Challenge with a pair of wins and three losses, the other victory coming against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Syracuse has a five-game slate set up next weekend, beginning with another meeting with Rutgers, whom the Orange have lost to twice already this season. Commentslast_img read more

Tipperary is mourning the loss of a hurling legend.

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first_imgThe 76 year old was considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game with 6 All Ireland titles, 9 Munster and 7 at National League Level while he was also included on the hurling team of the century and the hurling team of the Millennium.County Board Chairman Michael Bourke has been leading the tributes to the hurling legend.He described Jimmy as a gentleman to the core who was completely unassuming about his achievements.last_img

Intertain sets target date for LSE listing

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first_img Luckbox raises CAD $3.8m ahead of TSX IPO June 12, 2020 Related Articles Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Andrew McIver,Issuing a corporate statement Intertain Group Limited (Intertain), has announced that it expects its full listing on the London Stock Exchange under new entity ‘Jackpotjoy Plc’ to take place on Wednesday 25 June.The company had first announced its intention to migrate its corporate listing from the Toronto TSX to London’s LSE in August 2016.Presenting plans to its investors, Intertain’s governance led by new CEO Andrew McIver stated that the strategic decision was made in order to bring the company closer to its main European markets thus making Jackpotjoy assets more attractive to long-term igaming investors.Ahead of its London exchange listing, Intertain governance has allowed investors to exchange their Toronto TSX shares with a new common share issuance in Jackpotjoy Plc, setting a 20 January deadline in which to fulfil the transactions.Updating investors Andrew McIver, Intertain’s President and CEO, commented on the planned LSE listing; “We are excited to have reached this milestone in the implementation of our UK strategic initiatives, including the London listing of Jackpotjoy plc.  We believe that these initiatives will provide a platform to further develop Intertain’s core assets for the long term benefit of the company, its shareholders and other stakeholders.”Canaccord Genuity Corp has acted as financial advisor for Intertain Group’s LSE listing. StumbleUpon Submit Sharelast_img read more

Black Starlets dumped out of African Under 17 Tournament

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first_imgThe Black Starlets are out of the ongoing African under 17 Championship in Morocco, after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cote d’Ivoire in the final Group B game.Knowing that they had to win to progress, the Starlets made efforts to get a goal, but they were prevented an Ivorian side which needed only a draw to progress.They Blacks Starlets now miss out on a place in the semifinal of the competition and the U-17 World Cup to be held in Abu Dhabi later this year.last_img