CONCACAF president tackles development in Grenada

first_imgDURING his first official visit to the Grenada Football Association (GFA), CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani reiterated his unwavering commitment to support the advancement of football in the Caribbean and empower youth through sport.Montagliani met with GFA president Cheney Joseph, Grenada Prime Minister, Dr The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Cécile La Grenade, and the Minister for Education Hon. Anthony Boatswain.The discussions with local leaders covered a wide range of topics, with football development a leading subject, while addressing aspects like competitions, infrastructure, marketing, and administration.“Grenada has tremendous potential in sport, and I am pleased to see the GFA progressed under the presidency of Mr Cheney Joseph.“Through our ONE CONCACAF Vision, we are providing strategic support to the federation in rebuilding its competitions platform, while encouraging initiatives that promote youth participation and women’s football,” said Montagliani.“I am confident that the federation is on the right track to continue investing in development programmes that will transform the game.”During his trip to the Spice Island, he visited the oldest high schools in the country, Grenada Boys Secondary School and The Anglican High School for girls, where students who are actively involved in sport interacted with the president about his role as CONCACAF leader and his passion for football.GFA president Cheney Joseph stated that Montagliani’s trip presented an opportunity to discuss the pivotal role of government support to develop the sport.“CONCACAF president visit reassured the local government that it is important to build a strong relationship with the federation for the benefit of the game and our country,” said Joseph. “Our aim with this visit is to start the year off on the right foot as we prepare to implement further initiatives to grow football.”last_img read more

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Syracuse is narrowing its search for draw specialists

first_img Comments Published on March 6, 2019 at 10:33 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman As Julie Cross jogged to the bench, she looked around the Syracuse sideline. Her teammates stood next to her, watching Syracuse extend its lead over Virginia last Saturday. Tucked between a screen, the front of the bleachers and three coaches was Braelie Kempney, the freshman draw specialist who took the first 10 draws of the day. The coaches surrounded Kempney. Cross stood alone.After her second-straight missed draw, Cross threw her stick toward the opposite side of the bleachers. Cross wouldn’t line up for another draw, and Kempney finished the game.A year after Cross took over draw duties following Morgan Widner’s ACL tear, the pair’s playing time has dwindled, along with the four-to-five player draw control rotation head coach Gary Gait deployed early in the season. As Syracuse’s (6-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) ACC opponents stacked up, it couldn’t rotate as often. It had to thin the rotation for consistent success. Most recently, the unit was overpowered by Northwestern, 20-11. What started as two-draw “staggers” by Emily Hawryschuk, Sam Swart, Cross, Kempney and Widner, has shortened to two players: a freshman, and Syracuse’s leading-scorer.“Right now, it’s Emily and (Kempney). And Morgan and Julie are right there when we need them,” Gait said. “But with those two, that’s the direction we’re heading.”Widner was primed to be SU’s top specialist last season. She was coming off a freshman campaign that rose her to seventh in the nation in draw controls per game, but three games into 2018, she tore her ACL. Hawryschuk pitched in during her absence, but Cross took the majority. Going into the season with the return of Widner, Gait insisted on “riding the hot hand” throughout with a plethora of talent on the draw.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe unit meets with assistant coach Caitlin Defliese before games and diagrams a game plan for opposing specialists. Whether it’s pulling the ball one direction or pushing against a weaker player in the draw, it’s given the Orange an advantage.“No matter (who’s out there),” Kempney said. “The first couple of draws shouldn’t be a question until they start figuring us out.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorAgainst lower-tier teams, those strategies have worked. Seven more draws than Connecticut. A 15-of-16 stretch versus Coastal Carolina. Gait sent subs frequently to the 50-yard line, and the wins followed without fault.When challenged, though, it’s strong draw play halted. As SU’s 7-2 lead against No. 1 Boston College slipped, Sam Apuzzo, last year’s Tewaaraton winner, dug the ball out of Widner’s stick. Then, Hawryschuk and Cross lost their tries. Soon, Gait was forced to put Kempney in — her first action in Orange, and she was bullied like the rest of SU.But Gait noticed her raw talent, he said. Her “spectacular” fall ball was sidetracked when she suffered a concussion over winter break. But against BC, she played herself into the rotation.A week later, a similar situation arose. This time, a 12-9 SU lead was followed by five-consecutive Northwestern goals. Gait tried his rotation again. Nothing. His team fought to overtime and lost the opening draw. But a Wildcats turnover and a Hawryschuk game-winner bailed them out. Syracuse hadn’t given a single specialist more than five draws in a row all year, and it struggled in the middle, losing overall, 20-11.“Again, when we get to these tougher games,” Gait said on Feb. 18. “We might have to find the better matchup and go with that pursuit.Five minutes before the starting lineup was announced against Virginia last Saturday, Gait walked over to Kempney and told her she’d start. She got nervous right away, but it was only for the first couple of draws, she thought. Like every other game. Then she won three draws in a row.Then, she was out there for a fifth. After her sixth, Gait, Defliese and associate head coach Regy Thorpe huddled around her after two misses. “Switch it up,” one of them said to her. Caitlin told her to remember the film. Her opponent was moving her wrist too fast, so the freshman started to push “really, really hard.” After 10-straight draws, Cross subbed in for two, was pulled, and Hawryschuk and Kempney finished out the game in draw control.“(Kempney) needs to be more aggressive to getting to the ball, but it’s there,” Gait said. “And Emily did a great job when we used her. The two are different, but it works.”Gait’s eager to point out there’s still questions down the line about the draw. It’s not even midway through the season, he said, and the Orange have come up short on the draw against every top-10 opponent this year. For now, the lineup has narrowed. Syracuse is finding its favorites, and the backups that might need to contribute.“We just want to win them, you know,” Gait said. “Let’s just get the best ones out there. And if things aren’t going well, we’ll mix it up.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Fortnite World Cup 2019: Live stream, finals schedule, prize money, top players

first_imgSome big names were unable to qualify such as Ninja, Poach, Liquid Chap, 72hrs, Cloak, Symfuhny, NICKMERCS, SypherPK and others. But even without some the stars, there are plenty of talented people competing in this tournament.Fortnite World Cup live streamEpic Games will be streaming the event on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and within the game itself. We’ve embedded their Twitch channel above where you can watch the Finals live once they begin on July 26, with matches starting at 1 p.m. ET.When is the Fortnite World Cup?DateFriday, July 26Saturday, July 27Sunday, July 28TimeShow: 12:30 p.m. ETMatches: 1 p.m. ETLocationNew York CityFortnite World Cup scheduleDay 1 – July 261:00 pm. ET – Creative Finals start4:00 p.m. ET – Celebrity Pro-Am startsHere are more details regarding the Celebrity Pro-Am.Day 2 – July 271:00 p.m. ET – Duos Finals start4:45 p.m. ET – Duos Finals winners ceremonyDay 3 – July 281:00 p.m. ET – Solos Finals start4:45 p.m. ET – Duos Finals winners ceremonyFortnite World Cup prize poolSolosPlacementPrize Money1st$3,000,0002nd$1,800,0003rd$1,200,0004th$1,050,0005th$900,0006th$600,0007th$525,0008th$375,0009th$300,00010th$225,00011th-15th$150,00012th-20th$112,50021st-100th$50,000DuosPlacementPrize Money1st$3,000,0002nd$2,250,0003rd$1,800,0004th$1,500,0005th$900,0006th$450,0007th$375,0008th$375,0009th$225,00010th$225,00011th-50th$100,000As we mentioned before, $30 million is being handed out to the World Cup Finals competitors. The winners for Solo and Duos win $3 million (with Duos being split $1.5M each) and everyone being guaranteed at least $50,000. Who is competing in the Fortnite World Cup?We have a full list of everyone who earned a spot in the Fortnite World Cup here.The list is broken down by weekly winners in both Solo and Duos.Fortnite World Cup rulesSolosFormatSolo players will battle it out to gain points in a series of six matches. Solo players will be ranked on a leaderboard based on the scoring system listed below. At the conclusion of six matches, the top ranked Solo players will be awarded prizes based on his or her placement on the leaderboard Scoring SystemVictory Royale: 10 Points2nd – 5th: 7 Points6th – 15th: 5 Points16th – 25th: 3 PointsEach Elimination: 1 PointTiebreakersTiebreakers will be determined in the order presented here: (1) total points scored; (2) total Victory Royales in the session; (3) average eliminations in the session; (4) average placement per match in the session; finally (5) a coin flip. DuosFormatDuos teams will battle it out to gain points in a series of six matches. Duos teams will be ranked on the leaderboard based on the scoring system listed below. At the conclusion of six matches, the top ranked Duos teams will be awarded prizes based on their placement on the leaderboard.Scoring SystemVictory Royale: 10 Points2nd – 5th: 7 Points6th – 10th: 5 Points11th – 15th: 3 PointsEach Elimination: 1 PointTiebreakersTiebreakers will be determined in the order presented here: (1) total points scored; (2) total Victory Royales in the session; (3) average eliminations in the session; (4) average placement per match in the session; finally (5) a coin flip. The 2019 Fortnite World Cup is almost here. Epic Games is handing out $30 million in total cash prizes for the event after already giving away $10 million during the World Cup qualifiers.Qualifying is over now and Epic Games has released a few more details about the huge event. We’ve compiled all of the information you need to know about the Fortnite World Cup below including the date, time, full schedule, prize pool and the players involved.last_img read more

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Successful performance of BiH skaters at the Balkan Championship in Izmit

first_imgEdin Branković and Kerim Balić, BiH speed skaters have made significant results at the Balkan Short Track Championship which was held from 5 to 7 April in Izmit in Turkey, reports Fena.Branković won the bronze medal in 1500 m race, while Balić was 7th in 1000 m race, and he improved his personal records on 500 and 1000 metres.BiH speed skaters participated in men’s relay (with skaters from Croatia and Turkey) and they won the third place, said the Skating Association of BiHlast_img

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Tom DeLay re-indicted in money-laundering case

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – A Texas grand jury on Monday re-indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on charges of conspiring to launder money and money laundering after the former majority leader attacked last week’s indictment on technical grounds. The new indictment, handed up by a grand jury seated Monday, contains two counts: conspiring to launder money and money laundering. The latter charge carries a penalty of up to life in prison. Last week, DeLay was charged with conspiracy to violate campaign-finance laws. Defense lawyers asked a judge on Monday to throw out the first indictment, arguing that the charge of conspiring to violate campaign-finance laws was based on a statute that didn’t take effect until 2003 – a year after the alleged acts. The new indictment from District Attorney Ronnie Earle, coming just hours after the new grand jurors were sworn in, outraged DeLay. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Ronnie Earle has stooped to a new low with his brand of prosecutorial abuse,” DeLay said in a statement. “He is trying to pull the legal equivalent of a ‘do-over’ since he knows very well that the charges he brought against me last week are totally manufactured and illegitimate. This is an abomination of justice.” DeLay and two political associates are accused of conspiring to get around a state ban on corporate campaign contributions by funneling the money through the DeLay-founded Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee to the Republican National Committee in Washington. The RNC then sent back like amounts to distribute to Texas candidates in 2002, the indictment alleges. DeLay attorney Dick DeGuerin said the money spent on Texas candidates was “lawfully collected from individuals who knew what they were contributing to.”last_img read more

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How oversized floral wallpaper can transform your living space

first_imgPeople love to keep their home decorated and always try new interior designs by going for new curtains, ancient vase etc but one thing that would never go out of fashion is the wallpaper.The designs are evolving over time and the best evolution in the design of wallpapers is the oversized floral wallpaper.Experts list down ways on how oversized floral wallpapers are making trend:Oversized floral wallpapers are in Vogue as it could simply transform your space into unique and memorable. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThere are many options one can explore depending upon their taste, it could be modern, rustic, dark, sultry, light and flowy. People have been falling in love with oversized florals wallpapers and their magic. Adding a feminine touch to any home interiors, the floral wallpaper makes your space bolder and dramatic. Backgrounds are predominantly dark, and patterns tend to be oversized and leaning towards the exotic. A high contrast floral wallpaper looks stunning if you just stick to one wall. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBalance floral prints with some neutral colours to enhance your space. Plain and textured wallpapers bring a cosy effect to a room while floral patterned wallpapers create personality and statement. Oversized floral wall covering is also tremendously in demand.Oversized Floral Wallpaper comes in different design and colour, you can simply buy these wallpaper matching your furniture to give a ravishing look either to your drawing room or bedroom. With the growing tensions and stress levels among people, over sized floral wallpaper brings a natural effect in the room. It can totally change the feel of your interior decorYou can also try this oversized floral wallpaper in small rooms with minimum furniture or in your kitchen as well.Oversized floral wallpaper is a timeless beauty and it opens wide possibility to style your home or office from modern to rustic; from Scandi to Indian. From dark and sultry notes to light and flowy; from gorgeous patterns inspired by Victorian era to oriental gems.It is easily available in market and online.last_img read more

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