Recognizing Extraordinary: Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards

first_imgIn his Dell EMC World Global Partner Summit keynote yesterday, John Byrne praised the “powerful and amazing” partner community of Dell EMC.“You are everything to us.  You are the reason why the channel business exists. My team and I will continue to work our hardest to earn your continued trust and business.  That is job number one.”Byrne reinforced the message of one team, of Dell EMC actively seeking input from our channel partners to help build a world-class partner program. A program based on the collective voice of this one extraordinary team.Separately, both Dell and EMC have made “huge progress in the channel,” with the channel representing more than 60 percent of EMC’s business and 40 percent of Dell’s. And today, we stand on the brink of an extraordinary opportunity … An opportunity for both Dell EMC and our channel partners to attack the market, and to win.“Your strengths are our strengths, and our strengths are your strengths.”ShareIn support of the great strength of the Dell EMC channel, the Global Partner Summit keynote session concluded with a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of our global partners:  the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.Congratulations to all of the extraordinary Dell EMC 2016 Partner Award winners!NA Regional Partners of the Year:Southwest Partner of the Year – Groupware TechnologyDesert Mountain Partner of the Year – Sanity SolutionsMid-Atlantic Partner of the Year – CandorisSouth Central Partner of the Year – EST GroupGreat Lakes Partner of the Year – Business IT SourceNortheast Partner of the Year – Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.Southeast Partner of the Year – Tiber Creek ConsultingCanadian Partner of the Year – Softchoice CanadaNA Business Partners of the Year:Federal Partner of the Year – Government Acquisitions, Inc.Healthcare Partner of the Year – MoreDirect Enterprise SolutionsMid-Market Partner of the Year – Mojo SystemsSIM Partner of the Year – Paragon MicroSecurity Partner of the Year – Lanair Group LLCEnterprise Solution Provider of the Year – FusionStormNA Program Partners of the Year:US Distributor Partner of the Year – Ingram MicroCanadian Distributor Partner of the Year – Tech Data CanadaNational Solution Providers Partner of the Year – CDWLarge VAR Partner of the Year – WWTPremier Plus Partner of the Year – InsightGlobal Systems Integrator Partner of the Year – HCL TechnologiesOEM Partner of the Year – Arrow OCSGlobal Partners of the Year:LatAm Partner of the Year – Centro Especializado de Computacion S.A – CECOMSALatAm Distributor of the Year – Ingram MicroLatAM Solution partner of the year – LTA-RH COMERCIO E REPRESENTAÇÕES LTDAAPJ Partner of the Year – Beijing Kang’s Communication Equipment Co., LTD.APJ Distributors of the Year – Daiwabo Information Systems; SoftBank Commerce & Service Copp.APJ Solution Partner of the Year – LogicalisPartner Nominated Awards:Philanthropic Partner of the Year – InsightSocial Media Partner of the Year – Winslow Technology GroupAgain, congratulations to the winners of the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.As John Byrne said, we are on the verge of something truly spectacular; and together, Dell EMC and our channel partners, “will become the benchmark in the industry … The channel to watch … The channel to beat.”last_img read more

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Sponsors Summer Concerts & Movie Nights

first_imgBethpage Summer 2013 Community Calendar of Free Events June 2013June 28 – Babylon Concert Series, Journey Tribute Band – Overlook Beach, Babylon (7:30 pm)June 29 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bethpage Federal Credit Union invites Long Islanders to get out and enjoy summer with a full schedule of free events for the whole family.  June through August, Bethpage has sponsored outdoor concerts and movie nights across Long Island, providing fun, free entertainment for families, couples, and seniors in every neighborhood.“Summer is a great time to be a Long Islander.  We’re so pleased to partner with these townships and organizations to offer a full calendar of family fun events, allowing locals to enjoy the beauty of Long Island beaches, parks and downtown centers, free of charge,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  “Whether its movies, concerts, or arts and crafts, there is an event for everyone to get out and be a part of their community this summer.”In Suffolk County, Bethpage has sponsored four summer event series.  The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park offers a free concert every Saturday at 6 pm at the Main Fountain with performers including Conor Maynard, Hot Chelle Rae and Owl City.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.Bethpage has also partnered with the Islip Arts Council to present its annual free concert at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm.  This year’s show “Recovery Through the Arts – Play it Forward” is dedicated to friends, neighbors and loved ones who are still putting their lives together from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Throughout the course of the evenings, attendees will be able to make a donation to the United Way of Long Island’s Hurricane Relief Fund.The Town of Babylon Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free outdoor concerts at Tanner Park in Copiague and Overlook Beach in Babylon featuring local tribute bands and musicians.For movie-goers, Bethpage has sponsored showings in Babylon, Huntington and Stony Brook offering drive-in theaters as well as outdoor lawn viewing.  The Town of Babylon Moving Night will be hosted twice a month, inviting residents to enjoy free outdoor, family-friendly movies on the Babylon Town Hall Lawn.  The Town of Huntington’s Movies on the Lawn program features four family-friendly movie presentations at 7:30 pm at various parks and beaches. Lastly, Stony Brook University Athletics will host a Move Night at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 pm.In Nassau County, Bethpage has teamed up with the Glen Cove Business Improvement District for the fourth consecutive year to present the Downtown Sounds 2013 Summer Concert Series.  Every Friday night at 7 pm during July and August, the downtown Village Square Plaza comes alive with music featuring New York area artists. With the sounds of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, folk, salsa and other genres filling the air, the public enjoys a great night of free music while dancing and dining in Glen Cove’s vibrant downtown area.The City of Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free entertainment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in July and August.  In Greenvale, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Bethpage to host two special concerts: Lyle Lovett and his acoustic band on Saturday, July 13 and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohen on Saturday, July 27.  Tickets for the Tilles Center Bethpage Federal Credit Union Summer Concert Series will be sold through the box office and online at Ticketmaster.Lastly, the Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park offers locals the chance to see an outdoor showing of some of their favorite family-friendly movies every Friday night starting July 12 through August 16 in Seabreeze Park.For a full schedule of events, including specific dates, locations and times, please visit: July 2013July 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Ric Mango, Riverside Blvd. (8 pm)July 3 – Babylon Concert Series, Doobie Brothers Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 3 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Southbound, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 4 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Killer Joe, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 5 – Babylon Concert Series, Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 6 – “Hot Chelle Rae” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 6 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Gary Lewis & Billy J. Kramer (7 pm)July 8 – Babylon Movie Night, Soul Surfer, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)July 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Milagro Santana Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 10 – Babylon Concert Series, Beatles Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 10 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Weird Science, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Mary Lamont, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Alive & Kicking, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)July 12 – Babylon Concert Series, Neil Diamond Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 12 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 13 – Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Band, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)July 13 – Islip Arts Council “Play it Forward” Concert, Heckscher State Park (8 pm)July 13 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 13 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Richie Cannata and Special Guest The Jeff Regan Band (7 pm)July 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Chiclettes, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 17 – Babylon Concert Series, Billy Ocean, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 17 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Risky Business, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 18 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Wonderous Stories, Neptune Ave. (8 pm)July 19 – Babylon Concert Series, Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 19 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 20 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 20 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Antigone Rising (7 pm)July 22 – Babylon Movie Night, Wreck it Ralph, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)July 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Big Band Swing, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 24 – Babylon Concert Series, The Bronx Wanderers Mixed Oldies, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 24 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, All Together Now, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 25 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Free Willy, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)July 25 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, F.O.G., Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 26 – Babylon Concert Series, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 26 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 27 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 27 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, The Good Rats (7 pm)July 27 – An Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Marc Cohn, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)July 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, 6-Gun, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 30 – Stony Brook University Athletics Movie Night, Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (7 pm)July 31 – Babylon Concert Series, Eagles & Santana Tribute Band, Overlook Beach, Babylon (7 pm)July 31 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Andy Cooney, New York Ave. (8 pm) August 2013August 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Vintage Bliss, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 2 – Babylon Concert Series, Dr. K’s Motown Review, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 2 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 3 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 3 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Aztec Two Step and Special Guest Jim Dawson (7 pm)August 5 – Babylon Movie Night, The Parent Trap, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)August 5 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Beginnings Chicago Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 5 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, The Mighty Ducks, Dix Hills Park (7:30 pm)August 7 – Babylon Concert Series, JoDee Messina, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 7 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Italian Night with Con Astone, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Linda Ipanema & Dixie Cats, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 9 – Babylon Concert Series, The Cowsills, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 9 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 10 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 10 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, John Oates Band (7 pm)August 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Simply Tzfat, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)August 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Soundtrac, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 14 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)August 14 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Real Hot Lanta, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Cold Spring Harbor, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 16 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)August 16 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 17 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 17 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Dec8Dia (7 pm)August 19 – Babylon Movie Night, Brave, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)August 19 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, High Tide, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 21 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, New Yorkers, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 22 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Superman, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)August 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Drive Talk of Town, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 24 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 24 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Toby Walker and Special Guest Gail Storm (7 pm)August 26 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Joe Kane Big Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 28 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Stolen Alibi, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Steel Horse, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 31 – “Owl City” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 31 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Soul Sound Revue (7 pm)last_img read more

Jamie Carragher picks Leicester’s title winners over Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd and Arsenal’s Invincibles

first_imgJamie Carragher picks Leicester’s title winners over Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd and Arsenal’s Invincibles Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 May 2020 7:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shares Wenger’s side went a whole season without losing a game (Picture: Getty)‘There are persuasive counter-arguments for fans of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea to claim their best sides are the genuine game-changers in English football, making them the greatest of champions. I sympathise with that view because of their distinguishing features.‘The achievement of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1999 treble winners was unprecedented. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ achieved what no club had managed since Preston North End in 1889, going unbeaten for an entire league season. ‘When Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho got together in 2004-05, the power dynamic of the English game shifted forever, United forced to react to the financial powerhouse at Stamford Bridge, allied to the tactical cunning and brilliance of the Chelsea team that emerged inspired by John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Although the United team of ‘99 is remembered more fondly, I consider Ferguson’s title and Champions League winners in 2008 his best team. ‘That followed a rebuilding process during which United had to respond to a formidable new rival. Those trophies must have given Ferguson as much professional satisfaction as any he won. ‘Liverpool’s title win [this season] will not be tarnished if it is confirmed in a printed statement rather than on the field of play, but circumstances beyond the club’s control will certainly affect how it is remembered by future generations. ‘But even if they had proceeded in a normal season and made it to the points century, that story could not not be as dramatic or romantic as Claudio Ranieri’s title win in 2016. Leicester will remain as the greatest title winners.’MORE: Gary Neville reveals why Robert Pires and Thierry Henry wound up Sir Alex FergusonMORE: Frank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’AdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Vardy helped fire the Foxes to the Premier League (Credits: Getty)Jamie Carragher says Leicester City’s title win in 2016 is the greatest ever achievement in Premier League history, above any of Sir Alex Ferguson’s league triumphs with Manchester United and Arsenal’s Invincibles.Claudio Ranieri’s team shocked the world, defying odds of 5000-1 to claim the club’s first and only ever top-flight league title in their 136-year history.Despite Ferguson’s Red Devils remaining the only ever side to win the domestic treble in 1999, and Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles Arsenal going a whole league campaign without losing a single game, Carragher thinks the Foxes’ achievement trumps them all.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn a column for The Telegraph, he wrote: ‘Leicester City’s 2016 title stands alone as the greatest achievement, certainly in the Premier League era. ADVERTISEMENT‘At a time when money talks at the top, and the top six have such a financial advantage over everyone else, Leicester’s win was such a shock and an anomaly I am not sure how it can be beaten.‘Of all the Premier League wins, Leicester’s is the only one no-one could have predicted. You would have to go back to Nottingham Forest in 1978 to find a club that so rapidly emerged from being recently promoted to champions. Advertisementlast_img read more

Brinsmead house surrounded by rainforest ideal for de-stressing

first_imgThis four bedroom house at 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead is labelled a tranquil and exotic rainforest family home by Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss. Picture: SuppliedIF complete serenity and quiet are prerequisites to buying a new home, then have a look at this four-bedroom property. Nestled among tropical rainforest at the end of a close is this sophisticated, elevated acreage property with access to seasonal creeks – a rarity for a an inner-city suburban house less than 20 minutes to the CBD. Cairns Property Office agent Oliver Voss describes the house and its location as a “de-stressing” property. “The previous owners had very stressful jobs in the city and they really enjoyed coming home to this property,” Mr Voss said. “It’s a very peaceful environment. This four-bedroom house at 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead is labelled a tranquil and exotic rainforest family home by Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss.“It’s at the end of the street, the neighbours aren’t nearby, and you’re completely surrounded by rainforest. “You can come home after a stressful day, sit on the veranda and enjoy the environment. “It’s good for the soul.” Mr Voss said when he usually opened homes for inspections, he liked playing background music to help set the scene, but 135 Hear Cl had forced him to change his game. “I want people to come in and hear the birds, the wind and just everything from the rainforest. It’s very soothing. “People that use apps with sounds to cure insomnia, well I reckon this is where they come to record those sounds.” Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss said one of the major drawcards for the property were the sliding doors that helped brings sounds, and breezes from the rainforest into the house.He said the comfort and lifestyle on offer flowed into the bedrooms. “The master bedroom has sliding doors with direct access on to the veranda overlooking the forest and the pool. “You could leave those doors open and enjoy both the sounds and the breeze of the rainforest as you sleep. “It also comes with a large ensuite with a double vanity and a walk-in robe as well.” Entry to the home is via a beautiful solid timber staircase which leads to the main living area including spacious, open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge rooms.The modern kitchen has plenty of space and features a gas cooktop, an island bench and its own walk-in pantry. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead has an open-plan living area.The clever use of sliding doors brings the outdoors in, and gives a feeling of endless space and freedom. Downstairs is a separate fourth bedroom and another bathroom which could be used as a granny flat or it would be useful for someone who works from home and needs a studio area. “Again it would be the perfect work environment because of your surroundings,” Mr Voss said. “Or it would be perfect for boomerang kids.” There is also an undercover patio area to enjoy the peaceful surroundings from and a double-car garage with storage space. “Overall I’d say it’s a modern and contemporary home that’s been freshly painted and presents beautifully. “But the major catch is its surroundings. It’s in a very leafy part of Brinsmead and there’s not much traffic this way.“Maintenance is very low because your backyard is the rainforest.”last_img read more

Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot

first_imgLocalNews Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot by: – June 22, 2012 Share The Marigot Fishries complex where activities will be held. Photo credit: Sunday June 24th, 2012 will mark the celebration of the Feast of St. Peters in the northern community of Marigot.The feast dubbed the “Fisherman’s feast” has been organized by the North Eastern Multi-Purpose Co-operatives of Marigot and the Marigot Village Council.Activities will commence at 8:00 a.m. with a church service at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Marigot followed by a procession to the Marigot fisheries complex where the blessing and judging of the boat will take place and the laying of the wreaths.An award ceremony is also planned where a number of fishermen, past and present will be recognized for their contribution to the fishing industry in their community and Dominica by large.A Dominica competition and boat race are carded for later in the day where a variety of fish dishes will be on sale.To climax this celebration the crowd will be treated to musical entertainment by Club DVD sounds from Marigot.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 65 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Dearborn County Represented In LEADS Awards

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Dearborn County will be well represented at the Leaders in Entrepreneurship Awards Day (LEADS) in November.The annual event recognizes entrepreneurs and service providers in Southern Indiana. LEADS awards have eleven categories and three of the 2014 winners are from Dearborn County.The third annual celebration of entrepreneurship will be held November 12 in Jeffersonville.LEADS Indiana 2014 Winners:FranNet Franchisee of the Year – Linda Goepper, Liberty Tax Service (Dearborn County)Family Owned Business of the Year – Batesville Products (Dearborn County)Entrepreneurial Community Award  – City of Lawrenceburg (Dearborn County)View a complete list of award winners here.last_img

Chanderpaul, Vilas join Lancashire on Kolpak deals

first_imgLANCASHIRE have signed former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and South Africa wicketkeeper Dane Vilas, both as non-overseas players.Only Brian Lara has scored more Test runs for the West Indies than Guyanese-born Chanderpaul, 42, who scored 11 867 runs and 30 centuries in 164 matches.He has agreed a one-year contract, while 31-year-old Vilas has signed a two-year deal with the Red Rose county.The last of Vilas’ six Tests was against England in January 2016.The emergence of Quinton de Kock as South Africa’s first-choice wicketkeeper significantly reduced the international prospects of Vilas, who averages almost 40 in first-class cricket.He is the latest of a number of South Africa internationals to sign Kolpak deals with English counties.Pace bowler Kyle Abbott and batsman Rilee Roussouw will play for Hampshire in 2017, while Sussex have signed all-rounders David Wiese and Stiaan van Zyl.Another all-rounder, Simon Harmer, has agreed a contract with promoted Essex, while fast bowler Hardus Viljoen has joined Derbyshire.Chanderpaul excited by ‘talent’ in squadChanderpaul, who played eight first-class matches for Lancashire in 2010, retired from international cricket in January 2016.“It’s an extremely ambitious club and there are some fantastically talented young cricketers in the squad,” said the veteran left-hander, who has also had spells in English county cricket with Derbyshire, Durham and Warwickshire.“I’m looking forward to passing on some of my experience to the younger players in the squad.“The 2017 season is going to be an exciting and progressive one for Lancashire County Cricket Club and all concerned with it.”Vilas added: “I’m relishing the opportunity of playing county cricket. It’s going to be a huge challenge.“There are a lot of exciting players in the squad and we’ll be hoping to challenge for silverware in all competitions.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ April 8, 2020 The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. Associated Press The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to viruslast_img read more

Amazon Warriors begin Hero CPL 2019 conquest tonight against St Lucia Zouks

first_imgHAVING shared last season’s home and away matches one apiece, Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks will clash tonight, here at the Guyana  National Stadium, Providence, in the second match of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament.0The Guyana Amazon Warriors have been runners-up on four occasions with the CPL title proving elusive. However, ahead of tonight’s match, head coach Johan Botha has maintained that their main aim coming into this new campaign is to finish in the top four and take it from there.Full of talent, the duo of young hard-hitting left-handed batsmen, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer, in the middle order ranks are two of the most dangerous batsmen in the tournament and they form part of a strong line-up along with Sherfane Rutherford and Shoaib Malik.Pakistani international Shoaib Malik will lead the side and he will be a key member of the team while his countryman leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Australian Ben Laughlin will lead the bowling department as the Warriors look to make a solid start.Formerly St Lucia Stars and now known the St Lucia Zouks, the Darren Sammy-led side will be looking to play hard as they seek a change in fortunes; for they are yet to finish any higher than fourth since the inception of the tournament.St Lucia Zouks’ Christopher Barnwell bowls to batsman Andre Fletcher in the nets. (Michelangelo Jacobus photo)Their squad has seen plenty changes from the initial group of players who were earmarked for the 2019 season, as Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella and Beuran Hendricks are all expected to miss the tournament.In their stead Cameron Delport, Hardus Viljoen, Najibullah Zadran and Colin de Grandhomme have been called up although the latter two will miss out due to other commitments.However, local boys Andre Fletcher, John Campbell, Obed McCoy and Rahkeem Cornwall will all be expected to rise to the occasion.The game bowls off at 18:00hrs and is the first of three home games for the Warriors.On Saturday (September 7), Warriors play St Kitts and Nevis Patriots while on Sunday (September 8), they will face Barbados Tridents.Guyana Amazon Warriors squad reads: Anthony Bramble (wicketkeeper), Chris Green, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Ben Laughlin, Saurabh Netravalkar, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Shadab Khan, Romario Shepherd, Shoaib Malik (captain), Keagan Simmons, Odean Smith.St Lucia Zouks squad reads: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Barnwell, John Campbell, Roland Cato, Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin de Grandhomme, Cameron Delport, Niroshan Dickwella, Fawad Ahmed, Andre Fletcher, Beuran Hendricks, Kavem Hodge, Nitish Kumar, Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, Obed McCoy, Lasith Malinga, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Ronaldo Reaches Record 400 Goals

first_imgRonaldo has scored five goals in 10 games since his £99m summer move from Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe’s top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season. Ronaldo’s fifth Serie A goal for Juve was added to his 84 Premier League strikes for Manchester United and 311 in La Liga for Real Madrid.He tapped in after Joao Cancelo’s shot was blocked – having earlier hit the post with a header. But Daniel Bessa equalised with a header from Christian Kouame’s cross.Juventus defenders switched off for the goal, expecting the ball to drop for a corner – but Kouame kept it in and found an unmarked Bessa. The hosts dominated most of the game, but of their 21 shots, only three were on target – all from Ronaldo, who had 11 efforts in total, in the first half.Krzysztof Piatek’s run of scoring in every game for Genoa since his summer move from Cracovia came to an end. The 23-year-old Poland striker had scored 13 goals in his first eight games.Ronaldo’s landmark puts him 10 goals above the second top scorer in Europe’s main leagues, Lionel Messi – who scored his 390th La Liga goal for Barcelona in their 4-2 win against Sevilla.Champions Juve had won their opening eight Serie A games and two Champions League fixtures. They are four points above second-placed Napoli – who beat Udinese 3-0 yesterday.On Tuesday, Juventus visit Manchester United in the Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more