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Cricket News Rohit Sharma’s ‘Special Talent’ Suits Him For Test Cricket: Ajinkya Rahane

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma is one of the top batsman in the world when it comes to ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals. Rohit has close to 9000 runs in ODIs and in T20Is, he and Virat Kohli are the two leading run-getters in the format. However, his Test numbers are underwhelming, averaging just 39.62 with three centuries. Rohit, though, has been picked in the India cricket team for the three-Test series against South Africa and many are expecting that he will open the batting. Ajinkya Rahane, who himself underwent a period of struggle for a couple of years before coming to form in the West Indies series, has backed Rohit to do well. “He has worked so hard and if he gets an opportunity, I am sure, he will do well. We all know the quality he has — special talent. Test cricket is all about mindset and ODI cricket, you can just go out there and back yourself. In Test cricket, sometimes if two bowlers are bowling good spells, you need to respect that and come out strong and play your game after that,” Rahane said in a promotional event in Mumbai.Rahane said it was tough to see a ‘special talent’ like Rohit sit out but he was unsure of which position he will bat in the upcoming series. “You want an answer actually? I don’t know yet whether Rohit will open the innings. If he does, I will be happy for him. I said in West Indies also, it is hard to see a special talent like Rohit sitting out,” Rahane said. The Mumbai right-hander has played 58 Tests and 90 ODIs but his last one-dayer was 18 months ago. In 2017, he had a good series against Australia but then his form dipped and in Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’s rotation policy, Rahane found himself out of the team. However, Rahane expressed his desire to be part of the one-day squad in the near future. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Levels With MS Dhoni For This Awesome Twenty20 International Record”Apart from Tests, I really enjoy playing ODI cricket as well. I want to comeback to ODIs. Right now, the focus is completely on this series. After the Australia series, there was a long break. When I got to know that I was not part of the World Cup squad, my plan was to play county cricket and luckily the Hampshire people called me and asked about the county cricket,” Rahane said. Also Read | Virat Kohli Is Effective As Captain Only Because Of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma: Gautam GambhirRahane’s stint with Hampshire for close to two months was vital and he admitted that he had fallen in love with cricket all over again. “Apart from cricket, small things helped me a lot. I used to walk alone after the practice session and think what was my thinking when I started playing cricket. The answer was that I enjoyed cricket rather than focusing on the outcome. When you think about focus and outcome, you put yourself under pressure. In county cricket, those two months, I learnt a lot. I played seven matches and the focus was actually on red ball because I knew we would play Dukes ball in the West Indies. Trusting your ability was the key,” Rahane said. last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Although information on dozens of contract agreements and a slew of trades has been leaked, teams were not allowed to complete the deals until the 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday start of the 2020 NFL business year. However, all of those transactions now come with the caveat that the signings and physicals need to occur. Free agents involved won’t be getting paid until those deals are signed and physicals are taken.The NFL has barred travel to team facilities by free agents and also has banned team personnel from traveling to meet with players as a safeguard against the new coronavirus.In free agency news:— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. There’s been no official announcement on Brady joining the Bucs after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots. But there’s already an increased demand for tickets. Within hours of reports of the team closing in on a deal with Brady, the website selling season passes for 2020 showed more than 2,400 people waiting for a chance to make purchases.— A person familiar with the trade says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick. The Jaguars are dumping Foles a little more than a year after giving the former Super Bowl MVP a four-year, $88 million contract that included a whopping $50 million guaranteed. Foles is due to make $15 million in 2020 and would have counted almost $22 million against Jacksonville’s salary cap. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-FREE AGENCYAP sources: Free agent deals can’t be official even as NFL year beginsUNDATED (AP) — The new NFL year has begun, but free agent contracts and trades agreed upon in recent days or weeks won’t become official just yet. — The New York Jets are re-signing cornerback Brian Poole to a one-year, $5 million fully guaranteed contract, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Poole was the Jets’ best cornerback last season in Gregg Williams’ defense, playing in the nickel spot. Trumaine Johnson’s stint with the New York Jets is over after two disappointing and injury-plagued seasons. The move saves New York $11 million in salary cap space this year.—The Washington Redskins are signing safety Sean Davis for a one-year deal that can be worth up to $5 million. The Redskins also agreed to terms with linebackers Thomas Davis and Kevin Pierre-Louis and re-signed Jon Bostic, and signed guard Wes Schweitzer for help on the offensive line.— The Denver Broncos have acquired five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey from the Tennessee Titans. Two people familiar with the trade tell The Associated Press that the Titans swapped Casey to Denver for a seventh-round draft pick. Casey is due $11.2 million this season and is under contract through 2022 with a price tag that only rises in the final two years.— Versatile Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Austin Blythe has agreed to a one-year deal to return. Blythe has started all but one game over the past two seasons with the Rams after serving as a backup in 2017— A person familiar with the deal says free agent cornerback Eli Apple has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. — The Texans traded star receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona by receiving running back David Johnson in the deal. Both Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller becoming free agents this week. Randall Cobb could help fill the void left by Hopkins.— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a one-year contract worth $10 million with pass-rushing linebacker Leonard Floyd. The Rams also agreed to re-sign starting offensive linemen Andrew Whitworth and Austin Blythe.— The Giants’ Nate Solder faces an uncertain future on the left side and veteran Mike Remmers is a free agent. And, now, the Giants don’t have much salary cap space after agreeing to terms in free agency with Panthers cornerback James Bradberry, Packers linebackers Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell, and 49ers tight end Levine Toilolo, and franchising defensive tackle Leonard Williams.— The Browns secured contracts with linebacker B.J. Goodson and safety Karl Joseph. A person familiar with the deals told the AP that Goodson will likely take over in the middle for departed linebacker Joe Schobert.VIRUS OUTBEAK-MLB Update on the latest sports —The Atlanta Falcons and Dante Fowler have agreed to a $48 million, three-year contract, reuniting the outside linebacker with one of his coaches in college according to a person familiar with the deal. The 25-year-old Fowler played college ball at the University of Florida. When he was a freshman in 2012, Falcons coach Dan Quinn was the Gators’ defensive coordinator.— The Minnesota Vikings shed yet more salary with the termination of right guard Josh Kline’s contract. Kline joined fellow starters defensive tackle Linval Joseph, cornerback Trae Waynes and wide receiver Stefon Diggs on their way to other teams. The Vikings made their biggest move this week by extending the contract of quarterback Kirk Cousins and agreeing to trade Diggs to Buffalo. Their most notable pickup on the market was former Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce to replace Joseph.— The Baltimore Ravens added 6-foot-8 defensive end Calais Campbell and the acquisition of 6-5 free agent defensive tackle Michael Brockers. The Ravens also sent tight end Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round draft choice to the Falcons for Atlanta’s second- and fifth-round selections in the draft.—The Chicago Bears traded for quarterback Nick Foles to push Mitchell Trubisky. They also brought in one former All-Pro to boost their pass rush by agreeing to a five-year, $70 million deal with Robert Quinn, and have another former star on the way in tight end Jimmy Graham.— The Carolina Panthers have released Eric Reid, just 13 months after giving the veteran safety a three-year, $22 million contract extension. The decision to release Reid means the Panthers will be on the hook for $5 million in dead money. Reid was the first player to join former teammate Colin Kaepernick’s protest against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. He has also been an outspoken voice in the players’ union. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSOttawa NHL player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The NHL has its first player who has tested positive for the new coronavirus.The Ottawa Senators say an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was experiencing mild symptoms and was in isolation. Ottawa’s final three games of the suspended season were all in California.In other virus-related developments: — The Cincinnati Reds say an employee who worked at Cincinnati’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The team says the employee lives in Arizona and has been self-quarantined, along with other members of the Reds staff who were in close contact. The employee worked at the complex from Feb. 29 through March 14.— The IndyCar race in Long Beach, California, won’t be held this year. Officials with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach said Wednesday they pursued the possibility of rescheduling the popular race to a later date. The race had been scheduled for April 19.— Formula One has moved its midseason break from August to March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The break has also been extended from 14 days to 21. Four of the season’s 22 races have already been postponed, and they are hoping that moving the annual break forward could make it easier to find new dates later for events.— The Green Bay Packers are extending the deadline for season ticket holders to pay for their 2020 tickets to June 1 to allow them more time to deal with any potential impact from the coronavirus.— Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.center_img — DeForest Buckner made it official by signing a four-year, $84 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts, one day after his celebrating his 26th birthday. The deal makes Buckner the second-highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL. Indy also has agreed to terms on a one-year, $25 million deal with quarterback Philip Rivers.— The Patriots were in cost-cutting mode on the first day of free agency. Safety Duron Harmon was traded to the Lions, defensive tackle Danny Shelton also landed in Detroit and offensive lineman Ted Karras agreed to a deal with the Dolphins. Linebacker Elandon Roberts is also expected to sign with the Dolphins. Combined with other moves this week, the Patriots are about $13 million under the salary cap and they still have to replace Tom Brady.— The Miami Dolphins have added up to seven starters with a spending spree at the start of free agency. The latest addition to the starting lineup: center Ted Karras. Earlier the Dolphins made Byron Jones the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback and bolstered their pass rush by reaching agreements with linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Emmanuel Ogbah. On offense they upgraded by acquiring running back Jordan Howard and guard Ereck Flowers. The seven deals were for a total of more than $222 million.— Darius Slay is apparently ready to leave Detroit. ESPN, citing an unidentified source, reported Wednesday night that cornerback Desmond Trufant had agreed to a two-year deal with the Lions. Slay, who is currently Detroit’s top player at that position, tweeted in response to that reported deal that he’s hoping for a quick trade. The Lions have also agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with defensive tackle Danny Shelton.— The Bengals released right guard John Miller. The move came five days after the Bengals released left tackle Cordy Glenn, who missed 10 games last season with a concussion and a team suspension. The Bengals also released B.W. Webb as part of a cornerback shuffle. They’re expected to sign former Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes. March 19, 2020 Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton nextUNDATED (AP) — Kansas can start celebrating their finish atop the final Top 25 from The Associated Press. The regular-season Big 12 champions, who were 28-3 when the season abruptly ended after the first day of the conference tournament last week, received 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in balloting released Wednesday.That easily outdistanced No. 2 Gonzaga and No. 3 Dayton, each of which received a first-place vote.Florida State was fourth, easily the best finish ever for the Seminoles, while Baylor rounded out the top five after spending a longer stretch at No. 1 than any other team during a topsy-turvy season.The final rankings were based on play through March 11, when the outbreak of the coronavirus brought the sport to a halt. Source say MLB could skip draftNEW YORK (AP) — People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering skipping its amateur draft this year and putting off the next international signing period as a way to preserve cash while games are affected by the new coronavirus.MLB proposed crediting full major league service for 130 games or more and proportional service for a shorter season. The union wants a full season of service even if no games are played.Service determines eligibility for free agency and salary arbitration.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLL — The Green Bay Packers’ additions of linebacker Christian Kirksey and Rick Wagner this week signaled moving forward without two key veterans. Longtime right tackle Bryan Bulaga has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers and linebacker Blake Martinez is joining the New York Giants.— The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Josh Norman to a one-year contract in hopes the eighth-year player can secure a starting job opposite Tre’Davious White.-The Philadelphia Eagles added former Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, released standout safety Malcolm Jenkins and retained starting safety Rodney McLeod, starting cornerback Jalen Mills, defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway and backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld so far in free agency.— Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Joseph’s contract is for $17 million but could go as high as $19 million with additional incentives.—The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to an $11 million, two-year deal with Brandon Shell, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. And the Seahawks are reuniting with an old friend, bringing back former first-round pick Bruce Irvin, who will be a boost to Seattle’s pass rush that needed attention. — All men’s and women’s professional tennis tournaments through June 7 are being called off because of the pandemic. The ATP and WTA announced that the entire clay-court circuit “will not be held as scheduled.” Both tours also said that their rankings will be frozen until further notices. — The Western Athletic Conference has canceled all competition and championships for the remainder of the academic year. The WAC’s decision affects men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.— The Big South Conference became the latest to announce it is canceling all spring athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.— People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering skipping its amateur draft this year and putting off the next international signing period as a way to preserve cash while games are affected by the new coronavirus.IDITAROD Norwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog raceANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As a boy in Norway, Thomas Waerner (WAR’-ner) dreamed of American muscle cars and winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. On Wednesday, one of those dreams came true as Waerner won the nearly 1,000-mile sled dog race across Alaska. He blew away the competition and left the closet musher to him about five hours behind. Waerner picks up $50,000 and a new pickup truck for winning the world’s most famous sled dog race. He took his dogs over mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and across treacherous Bering sea ice to the finish line in Nome in 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes and 47 seconds.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Sterling Bank’s 1dament Promo Excites Football Fans

first_imgSterling Bank, has unveiled a new promo tagged 1dament to reward new and existing customers this Christmas season and in the New Year. The promo that kicked off in the first week of December will end in March 2018.Commenting on the 1dament Promo, Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank, Henry Bassey said “Sterling Bank is in the business of making its loyal customers happy, thus the 1dament promo. It Is a season of joy, and since we care at Sterling bank, we decided to make this season and the first quarter of the New Year memorable for our loyal customers as they come first in the scheme of things.“To qualify for the grand prize which is a Home in Lekki, new customers are required to open an account with a minimum of N500,000 and maintain same in their account for 90 days; while existing customers must increase existing balance by a minimum of N500,000 and keep for 90 days. “Exquisite prizes up for grab in the promo include all-expense paid trips for eight customers to watch select Russia 2018 World Cup matches, and an all expense paid trips to watch select English Premier League games as well as UEFA Champions League matches for another eight customers.“To qualify, new customers are required to open an account with N100,000 and maintain same in their account for 30 days; while existing customers are required to increase their balance by a minimum of N100,000 and keep for 30 days”, he said.Bassey further disclosed that additional 20 winners will win a trip to an international Holiday destination by opening with or increasing existing balance by a minimum of N50,000 and keep for 30 days as the 2nd prize winner(s). “We plan to take our customers to have a firsthand feel of the World Cup or watch a UEFA Champions league”.Other prizes include 512 customers winning N100,000 each by opening or increasing existing balance by a minimum of N10,000 and maintaining same in their account for 30 days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Piacentini uses speed, work ethic to spearhead Orange attack

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Melissa Piacentini wasn’t ready to let her team’s playoff chances endure a major hit on its own home ice.She watched Syracuse allow a two-goal lead quickly evaporate in a 4:42 span against Rochester Institute of Technology. The game was tied 4-4 during the latter stretch of the third period.But as RIT gained momentum heading into overtime, the SU sophomore forward ended the comeback parade with a coast-to-coast goal 58 seconds into overtime.“She’s been doing a really good job being aggressive since we came back (from break),” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “On that particular night, she positioned herself well and wasn’t afraid to get in front of the net.”Piacentini’s consistent work ethic has been the driving force behind her surge in the second half of the season. Her two goals on Friday night bring her scoring total to five goals since Jan. 5. The sophomore hopes to carry her resurgence into this weekend, when Syracuse (12-9-2, 4-4-2 College Hockey America) hosts Penn State (4-17-2, 1-9) at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Friday night’s matchup is at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s tilt is scheduled to start at 2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior Margot Scharfe plays alongside Piacentini on the same line, and is not surprised by her teammate’s performance. In Scharfe’s mind, Piacentini’s relentless motor has been on display since training camp back in August.“She’s one of the hardest workers on the team,” Scharfe said. “Watch her during practice and she scores all the time. She definitely works for everything that happens to her on the ice.”Piacentini said it was critical to have a few weeks off in December. It was during that period that she was able to rest both mentally and physically, which helped her become rejuvenated for the most crucial point in the season.“I think the break was helpful,” she said. “ It was time to refocus and then come back ready to play (the second half of season).”During the first half of the season, Piacentini’s hard work wasn’t translating to success on the stat sheet. While Piacentini continued showing great effort with the puck in her hand, her offensive production did not represent the effort she showed to her teammates on a daily basis. Now, her determination to become one of SU’s primary scorers is coming to fruition. She leads the team in goals scored since Jan. 5, which is the kind of success that Flanagan envisioned this season.“She’s been playing pretty well. I think some of our kids that have been playing well just haven’t been awarded statistically,” he said. “Sometimes those things have their way of working itself out.”Piacentini’s effort on the ice comes at a time where there is little margin for error. With the majority of games remaining coming against conference opponents, the team will rely on its most productive scorers more than ever.Her opportunity to become one of the primary offensive weapons has been aided by the season-ending injury suffered by forward Nicole Ferrara.In the junior Ferrara’s absence, Piacentini has shined.“We needed that. We haven’t had a lot of production from our forwards,” Flanagan said. “Before the season started, I would’ve thought Melissa would be one of our top scorers.”Piacentini’s hard work has stood out specifically through her effort on power plays. She has had two power play goals during her hot streak.“She’s just a smart player and a hard worker,” Scharfe said regarding Piacentini’s effort in power play situations. “She knows where to be at the right time.”As Syracuse prepares for the final five weeks of the regular season, the team’s success could be in the hands of its leading scorer in the month of January.But Piacentini is showing no indication of slowing down her production. She recognizes that the most important tasks lie ahead.“We all have the same goal,” Piacentini said. “And that is not losing a game the rest of the time and just working hard and hopefully get in the CHA Championship.” Comments Published on January 22, 2014 at 11:59 pmlast_img read more

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UFC: US President Donald Trump is set to attend UFC 244 at MSG

first_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago UFC: 3 major fights in UFC history with controversial endings Raj Sarkar LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Donald Trump condemns Chicago, says ‘Afghanistan safe by comparison’ Written By 10 months ago Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to sign ‘Phase One’ deal ahead schedule FOLLOW US It is fight week and UFC fans can gear themselves up for the much-awaited Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal on November 2 for the Baddest Mother F****R title live from Madison Square Garden. According to reports, US President Donald Trump is going to attend the fight along with a long list of Superstars and it is surely great news for all the UFC fans and UFC President Dana White for sure. The idea of the BMF belt has grabbed a lot of eyeballs since its announcement and with President Trump on the attendance, it is surely going to be a great deal for the entire MMA Universe. Also Read- UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial EndingsUFC: Superstars in attendanceWell, UFC 244 is not only going to have Donald Trump in the attendance, but New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft is also going to be in the house and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Jhonson is going to bless the UFC fans by presenting the BMF belt as per reports. A super-stacked fight card with so many big names in the attendance is surely going to profitable for UFC and have already generated a lot of buzz among the fans.US President Donald Trump has always been open over his love for combat sports. In the past, Trump has made appearances in WWE and recently the UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington was invited to the White House by Mr President after successfully getting the belt. Donald Trump has supported UFC for a long time and UFC President Dana White has often credited US President Donald Trump for being an important figure in turning the MMA promotion into a great global sports brand COMMENT .Not only Trump, but another iconic moment will take place in the UFC octagon if Dwayne Johnson really puts on the BMF belt on the winner’s waist. Dana White declared that ‘The Rock’ is going to be in the house for UFC 244 and it has been all around the news since then. Now, it seems legitimate with November 2 knocking at the door and a super fight card on the line.Also Read- UFC: Joe Lauzon To Not Fight Again In The Competition?UFC: BMF after effectsPresident Donald Trump will be in the arena and what happens if Nate Diaz gets the mic after the match? We all know, Nate Diaz is a huge trash talker and he speaks out whatever he wants. If Diaz manages to get the win against Masvidal, it will be interesting to hear his words with US President Donald Trump in the arena. When Dana White was asked about it he said “No Comments”. However, Jorge Masvidal is confident that he will be the BMF in UFC and can easily defeat Diaz. Let us see what happens because Itsssss Timeeeee for UFC 244. SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Has Been Named As The Richest Fighter Of UFCAlso Read- UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight Division 10 months ago Donald Trump, Melania host Halloween party for kids at White House 10 months ago Donald Trump confirms killing of Baghdadi’s ‘replacement’ by US troops Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 15:41 IST UFC: US President Donald Trump Is Set To Attend UFC 244 At MSG US President Donald Trump is going to attend UFC 244- Diaz vs Masvidal from Madison Square Garden. The Rock and Bobby Kraft are going to be in the house too. First Published: 30th October, 2019 15:41 ISTlast_img read more

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Bunji Garlin and Shenseea’s premieres video for “Big Bad Soca Remix”

first_imgThe much-anticipated video to the remix of ‘Big Bad Soca,’ by VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, is finally out.The music video embodies the energy and flavors of the carnival season. Filmed in Trinidad during carnival in February, the colorful and exuberant visuals further catapults the soca anthem, that shows no signs of slowing down. It was directed by Tom Swindell. Commenting on the song, Garlin stated that “soca is more than a genre.”“It’s a lifestyle and I wanted to make an anthem for all to enjoy,” he added.experimenting with soca music, Shenseea noted that “soca music is a very high tempo and energetic genre.”“It is fun and allows oneself to be creative in their own way,” she added. “My carnival experience was too good. I felt free and happy seeing other people enjoying themselves and the music just never stops.”last_img read more

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Events DC and NRG to host pro-am tournament in Washington

first_imgEvents DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia has announced a collaboration with the NRG Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team that will see members of the DC Area Esports Club compete head-to-head with professionals in a pro-am tournament.  Washington DCThe event will be run on the 17th June at Penn Social and is the first real fruit of the previously announced Events DC sponsorship of NRG Esports. The CS:GO team players will compete against local esports enthusiasts who wish to take part and members of the official DC Esports Club. Matches will get underway at 11:00 a.m. and the event is free and open for all members of the public to register and attend.The release also adds that NRG’s Counter-Strike team will conduct a meet and greet at Washington’s comic con (“Awesome Con”). The meetup will take place between 11-12 on June 18th and there will also be an autograph session from 1-2pm. It comes as Awesome Con’s first move to add an esports presence that the release suggests will grow to include a full esports track at future events. “Hosting DC’s first-ever CS:GO pro-am tournament reinforces our commitment to build and embrace an esports community in the nation’s capital,” said Max Brown, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. He continued: “With the evolution of esports into a mainstream spectator sport, Events DC plans to remain in the epicenter of this opportunity for the District and as a catalyst for the city’s future economic and entertainment growth.” “The ability to bring our players to DC and help support the growing local esports scene is what our partnership with Events DC is all about. We’re thrilled to be working with local members of the community,” revealed Andy Miller, chairman and co-founder of NRG Esports. “It’s exciting to be on the forefront of an emerging industry and to expand our scope to include esports events.  We’re thrilled to welcome professional esports players like the CS:GO team to our nation’s capital as a bridge to our city’s innovative future,” commented Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. He added: “Esports prospective growth is unlimited and through our sponsorship of NRG, our esports initiatives will continue to position DC as a leader that attracts future events and visitors from around the globe.”“We’re so excited to get to DC for this event. Playing in a pro-am is something I’ve never done and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s always great to meet and engage with fans,” said NRG CS:GO player, Damian “Daps” Steele. Esports Insider says: From DC and fancy yourself as a bit of a Counter-Strike wizard? Head down to the pro-am and flaunt your skills against professionals and show Washington what you’ve got. Great initiative here from both NRG and Events DC.last_img read more

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Governor Whitmer requests Enbridge to immediately shut down dual pipeline

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –A second letter was sent from Governor Whitmer to CEO of Enbridge, Al Monaco, requesting they immediately shut down the dual pipeline running through the Straits of Mackinac.Whitmer said at this moment Enbridge is pumping crude through the Great Lakes on state-owned bottomlands.At this time no explanation from Enridge has been provided for the cause of damage or assurance on mitigating future harm.Governor Whitmer has asked Enbridge to provide a full report as to the cause of this damage and what measures they plan to put in place to prevent this from happening again.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Goodies Vintage Tea Shop recognizing old Alpena againNext Infestations posing a threat to Michigan’s agriculture and environmentlast_img read more

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Steelers, Maurkice Pouncey reportedly agree to deal that makes him one of the highest-paid centers in NFL

first_imgThe Steelers also reportedly reached a two-year deal with guard Ramon Foster that will keep him with the team until 2020.Steelers also reached agreement with guard Ramon Foster on a new 2-year deal through the 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2019 The Steelers have agreed to a three-year deal with Maurkice Pouncey, which will pay him $11 million per year, according to ESPN.This deal will make him one of the highest-paid centers in the NFL, tying him with Eagles center Jason Kelce, who reportedly agreed to a contract within the last week as well. Jason Kelce’s extension with Eagles makes him highest-paid center, report sayscenter_img Steelers and Pro-Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey have agreed to a three-year deal, averaging $11 million a year, making him the NFL’s highest-paid center, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2019This deal makes Jason Kelce the highest-paid center, source said. All together, the three-year deal now averages $11M per year. 💰 https://t.co/vKbHmWhIws— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 2, 2019Pouncey has made seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams in his eight years in Pittsburgh.He has made the Pro Bowl in each of his last three seasons. Related Newslast_img read more

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Charles Barkley sounds off again on Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant

first_imgI asked Charles Barkley today what he would say to Kevin Durant if Durant came to him for advice about signing with the Knicks: “You ain’t tough enough to play in New York.”— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 12, 2019When pressed further, Barkley added: “I don’t think Durant or Kyrie are tough enough to play in New York. Kyrie’s a very good player. Kevin’s a great, great player. But I’m not sure they have the mental make up to play in New York.”Those guys are complaining about the media asking questions. Maybe New York isn’t for them.” Related News “The way I’ve handled things, it hasn’t been perfect,” Irving said Sunday. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes that I take full responsibility for. I apologize. I haven’t done it perfectly. I haven’t said the right things all the time. I don’t want to sit on a place like I’m on a pedestal from anybody. I’m a normal human being that makes mistakes. For me, I think because of how fixated I was on trying to prove other people wrong, I got into a lot of habits that were bad, like reading stuff and reacting emotionally. That’s just not who I am.”Both Irving and Durant are free agents this summer, with persistent rumors swirling that one of them could end up with the Knicks.Barkley previously criticized Irving, saying he looked like “one of the most miserable people I’ve ever seen.” Charles Barkley doesn’t think Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant can handle New York.When asked by Sports Illustrated what advice he’d give Durant if the latter came to him for advice about signing with the Knicks, Barkley said Durant wouldn’t be “tough enough” to handle it. Kyrie Irving apologizes for behavior in media: ‘I’m still learning, bro’ Irving recently apologized for the way he has handled himself with the media, saying he is “still learning.”last_img read more