Brathwaite to lead strong Pride team

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite leads a strong 13-man squad for Barbados Pride’s opening match of the Regional Four-Day Championship against the Windward Islands Volcanoes this month.The squad announced New Year’s Eve includes three other current Test players in batsman Shamarh Brooks, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, along with Ashley Nurse and Jonathan Carter, who have both played one-day cricket for West Indies.Brathwaite is coming off a lean year for West Indies where he averaged just 16 from six Tests, and will be hoping to regain his form during the first-class campaign.Brooks, meanwhile, is coming off a maiden Test hundred against Afghanistan last month while Dowrich and Warrican also turned in decent performances in that match.All-rounder Kyle Mayers, who returned to the Pride line-up for the first time in seven years for last month’s Super50, is also included in the squad.The 27-year-old spent the last sev­er­al sea­sons rep­re­sent­ing Wind­ward Is­lands Vol­ca­noes but missed last year’s campaign.Selectors have also included talented fast-bowling all-rounder Justin Greaves and speedster Keon Harding, who are fresh from helping West Indies Emerging Players to the capture of the Super50 title.Greaves hit three half-centuries during the competition while Harding was impressive in claiming 18 wickets.Pride face Volcanoes at Arnos Vale in Kingstown from January 9-12.SQUAD: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich, Dominic Drakes, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Chemar Holder, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Ashley Nurse, Tevyn Walcott, Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 34

first_imgHospitalizations Nursing homes and similar retirement and long-term-care facilities must remain closed to visitors, unless in the discretion of the facility the visit involves critical assistance for the resident or is to a resident receiving end-of-life care, provided that such a visit may be accomplished without unreasonable risk.  These facilities must also ensure that residents with disabilities are afforded necessary visitation by service providers and other persons.Administrators of nursing homes and similar retirement and long-term-care facilities are strongly encouraged to provide COVID-19 testing to all residents and staff or take substantial steps toward completing such testing by May 31, 2020.  Financial and operational support for such testing is available from the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee National Guard.Senior centers or equivalent facilities remain closed to members or the public.Attractions and larger venues may reopen, but should follow the Economic Recovery Group Guidelines (e.g., Tennessee Pledge), including with respect to social distancing and capacity limitsBars may reopen, but may only serve customers seated at appropriately spaced tables and must follow the Economic Recovery Group Guidelines (e.g., Tennessee Pledge) for restaurants.Tennesseans are urged to continue limiting activity and staying home as much as possible to preserve and build on the health progress we’ve made.All employers and businesses that choose to open are expected to comply with the Governor’s Economic Recovery Group Guidelines for operating safely, as well as general health guidelines from the CDC and other government entities.Persons and businesses are urged to take special care to protect and provide for the well-being of vulnerable populations, including by offering delivery or special shopping hours if possible.Persons with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms are required to stay at home, and employers may not require or allow employees with COVID-19 to work.Persons are urged to wear a cloth face covering in places where in close proximity to others, especially where social distancing is difficult.Take-out and delivery alcohol sales by restaurants and limited-service restaurants will continue to be permitted to encourage customers to utilize take-out or delivery options.For the 89 counties without a locally run county health department (all but Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan), this order supersedes any contrary orders or measures, meaning that the counties cannot issue independent orders that would limit application of Executive Order No. 38, though counties may continue issuing or enforcing orders or measures on other matters related to COVID-19, such as opening or closure of their governmental buildings, governing their employees, or dealing with the operation of their local government.The county health departments in the 6 counties with locally run county health departments (Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan) shall have authority to issue orders or measures that permit or restrict to a different degree than this order the opening, closure, or operation of businesses, organizations, or venues, or the gathering of persons, except for in the case of places of worship.  Otherwise, this order governs on the topics it covers.The full text of the order is available here.Continued Support for Tennessee Families On Monday, Gov. Lee visited the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South to help volunteers distribute meals. This program distributes 900+ meals per day to families in the Shelby Co. community. Additional information on the program is available here.The Tennessee Dept. of Human Services established the COVID-19 Essential Employee Childcare Payment Assistance Program to provide support for essential workers serving our communities through this pandemic. The program has been expanded until mid-August to support essential employees through the summer. All categories of essential workers identified in EO 22 are now eligible for the program. The full list is located at Department has also partnered with YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tennessee to establish free child care for the school aged children of essential workers. Full listing of YMCA and Boys & Girls Club temporary/emergency care locations is available for the YMCA here and the Boys & Girls Clubs here.Education Update PBS Teaching Tennessee virtual learning program will continue through the summer, allowing students and families to have access to education and instructional content during time away from the classroom. The full schedule is available here.All Tennessee families will continue to have access to ReadyRosie, a virtual early childhood education platform made possible through partnership with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, through September. More information on ReadyRosie is available here.Tennessee State Funding Board In order to better understand the economic impact that has occurred as a result of COVID-19, as well as the implications of those effects, the Governor will be convening a meeting of the State Funding Board, which include state economists as well as economists from the Atlanta Federal Reserve, on Wednesday, March 27, at 10am in Senate Hearing Room I.  With the exception of the Funding Board Members, who will appear in-person, the meeting will be conducted through electronic means announced in detail on the Comptroller’s website. Current Department of Health Testing Results (as of 2 p.m. 5/22) Confirmed Cases NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19. Gov. Lee’s conferences can be viewed here. Visit for up-to-date administrative action.Key UpdatesTesting Strategy Continues to Meet Goals Tennessee continues to be a national leader in COVID-19 testing. Tennessee has already tested 2.5% of the state’s population and is on track to reach 3% by the end of May, surpassing the White House’s testing criteria of 2% per month for a safe reopening.From May 1 – May 20, Tennessee conducted roughly 177,000 COVID-19 tests, more than all previous weeks combined. The state currently conducts, on average, upwards of 8,700 tests per day and was listed by the Harvard Global Health Institute as one of 7 states to reach a benchmark for COVID-19 testing.Additionally, Unified Command has facilitated testing of the state’s inmate population, major metro urban housing development communities, intellectual and developmental disability communities, long-term care facilities, and veterans homes, with continued availability for those in the community regardless of symptoms.For a full primer on Unified Command’s testing efforts, please see the attached document.Executive Order No. 38 Today, Gov. Lee issued Executive Order No. 38, which allows groups of up to 50 people to participate in social and recreational activities while encouraging strong social distancing measures. The order’s provisions include:Effective Friday, May 22, this order supersedes and repeals Executive Order Nos. 30, 33, and 35.The order permits more Tennesseans and businesses to return to work in all industries where that can be safely accomplished by following health guidelines and maintaining social distancing from persons outside of your household, while continuing to urge employers to allow or require remote work/telework if possible.Requirements with respect to social and recreational gatherings, such as festivals, fairs, parades, large parties or picnics, noncontact sporting events and activities, summer camps, and other types of social or recreational gatherings, are clarified to focus on the importance of social distancing from persons outside your household and avoiding social/recreational groups of 50 or more persons, consistent with recent conversations and input from counties across the state, including the six locally run county health departments with independent orders or plans in place.This limitation does not cover places of worship, for which there are guidelines for safe operation of worship services and gatherings if in-person services are conducted, but the order strongly encourages places of worship to continue virtual or online services where possible.This limitation does not apply to weddings, funerals, and related events, but encourages postponement of large-gathering components of such events.Non-contact sporting events and activities and summer camps should be conducted in accordance with operational guidance from the Governor’s Economic Recovery Group (e.g., Tennessee Pledge), which is forthcoming soon.Contact sporting events and activities, where there is a requirement or substantial likelihood of routine close contact and adequate social distancing is not feasible, are prohibited, but this does not apply to collegiate or professional sports conducted under the rules or guidelines of their respective governing bodies.  This also does not prohibit training or otherwise practicing the elements of such sports that do not involve close contact with persons. 368,170 Total Tested   Recoveredcenter_img  12,566 1,560 Fatalities 315 For more information on COVID-19 in Tennessee, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health’s website here. 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Gators lose lead, then game, to Kansas 71-65

first_imgLAWRENCE, Kan. – Wayne Selden Jr. scored 21 points, Cliff Alexander added 12 off the bench and No. 11 Kansas used a massive second-half run to overcome an 18-point deficit and beat Florida 71-65 Friday night.Frank Mason III also scored 12 points and Perry Ellis finished with 10 for the Jayhawks (6-1), who trailed 39-24 at halftime before using a brutally effective 17-0 surge to seize control.Kansas wound up out-scoring the Gators 47-26 in the second half.Devin Robinson scored 13 points and Chris Walker had 12 for Florida, which is off to its worst start through seven games since it also started 3-4 during the 1990-91 season.The Gators again played without the calming influence of guard Eli Carter, who has been hobbled by a sprained left foot. He hurt it during practice Nov. 20 and had struggled in two of the four games he had played, causing coach Billy Donovan to rest him Friday night.The Jayhawks led 14-10 as the game approached the midway point of the first half, but a slew of turnovers and some frigid shooting allowed Florida to pull into the lead.Robinson scored four quick points, Dorian Finney-Smith contributed the next five and Michael Frazier popped a shot-clock-beating 3-pointer to cap a 19-3 assault. By the time Ellis scored in the paint, the Gators had successfully set the tempo of the game.They continued to pull away, pushing their run to 25-4 on Robinson’s 3-pointer late in the first half, silencing what had been a roaring crowd inside Allen Fieldhouse.Even the introduction of new football coach David Beaty, who had been hired away from Texas A&M earlier in the day, did little to energize the stunned fans at halftime.The Gators kept everyone quiet early in the second half, too, extending their lead to 45-27 on back-to-back baskets by Frazier and Robinson for their biggest lead of the game.It was at that point that Kansas began chipping away.Turning up the pressure with some full-court defense, the Jayhawks began producing turnovers of their own, often turning them into easy layups at the other end. And when Alexander came in off the bench, the bruising freshman gave them the interior muscle they’d been lacking.Kansas knotted the game 52-all on a free throw by Ellis with 6:18 left, part of their 17-0 second-half run. Selden had six points during the charge, including a pair of silky jumpers, and Ellis’s basket with 3:17 remaining gave the Jayhawks a 60-52 lead.By that point, the Gators were in the bonus and Kansas began a parade to the free-throw line, putting the game away by making 11 consecutive foul shots in the final couple minutes.last_img read more

Detroit sports glance: Red Wings defeat Vancouver, win second straight

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comRed Wings 3, Canucks 1 – The Red Wings picked up a home victory over the struggling Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Detroit jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period with goals from Dylan Larkin and Brendan Smith.The Canucks responded, after a goalless second period, with a Daniel Sedin goal 3:14 into the third period to cut Vancouver’s deficit to a 2-1 margin.The Red Wings increased their lead to 3-1 on a goal by Steve Ott with less than five minutes left in regulation.Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard picked up the win in net, stopping 36 of 37 shots.Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg chipped in with two assists on the night.Detroit, which is now 8-6-1 on the season, will travel to face first-place Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Record: 8-6-1   17 pointsTied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (8 points behind Montreal)Tied for 4th Place in Eastern Conference (8 points behind Montreal)2 points ahead of New Jersey for the final playoff spotMagic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 138 ptsMagic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 145 ptsMagic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 145 ptsNext Game: 11/12/2016 @ Montreal Canadiens 7:00 p.m. @ Bell CentreStats: Goals- Dylan Larkin (5), Brendan Smith (2), Steve Ott (1).   Assists- Henrik Zetterberg 2 (8), Gustav Nyquist (7), Niklas Kronwall (1), Jonathan Ericsson (4), Alexey Marchenko (4). Goalie- Jimmy Howard W (4-2-0) 36 saves on 37 shots. ENDS IN Displayed poorly × Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Share Twelve Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant (17612) Bestseller Report a problem This item is… $9.99 (7802) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 Report a problem This item is… $14.99$18.00 Other $0.00 × Other (31628) Not relevant (117) Displayed poorly NBC Sports Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Not relevant × × DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… $0.00 (34271) ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Other Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Bestseller Ads by Amazon Report a problem This item is… $37.99 ENDS IN Other DEAL OF THE DAY 0 Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… × Other ENDS IN Fox Sports Go ENDS IN ENDS IN Displayed poorly × Bestseller × Shares Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY $49.95 Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Other (822) Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Mail Not relevant The League 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other (657) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly × (2) Bestseller Other $15.29$17.99 Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Clippers winning streak ends in a costly 3-2 loss to the Lima Locos

first_img Other (22) Mail Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON- The Muskegon Clippers postseason hopes took a major hit on Wednesday during their final game of an eight-game home stand.The Clippers were leading 2-0 with their ace pitcher, Max Ludka, tossing a no-hitter into the sixth inning.But then Ludka felt a cramp in his planting leg and had to leave the game.The Lima Locos then rallied with three runs to knock off the Clippers 3-2 at Marsh Field.The loss, which ended the home team’s win streak at six games, dropped the Clippers’ record to 20-18 on the season. They remain in fourth place in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer Baseball League’s Northern Division, and they need to finish third to make the playoffs.Nolan Bryant nears second base for the Clippers. Photo/Leo ValdezThe chances of that happening appear to be thin at this point. Muskegon is now 2 ½ games out of a playoff spot with just four games to go.The Clippers will hit the road on Thursday to start a two-game series against the Lake Erie Monarchs. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.“That was a bitter pill to swallow,” said Clippers manager Walt Gawkowski. “They pitched well and we didn’t get comfortable at the plate. One night we get 16 hits and the next we have two, and that’sjust baseball.“We still have four more to go, and we are going to try to get on a four-game winning streak and see how it goes.”The Clippers opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run homer by Micah Allen. The home run was the last Clipper hit until the ninth inning.But Ludka preserved the lead for 5 1/3 innings by keeping the Locos hitless.Then Ludka cramped up and left the game in the sixth, and Lima took advantage by scoring a run on anRBI double to cut Muskegon’s lead to 2-1.The Locos added two more runs in the eighth inning to take a 3-2 advantage.The Clippers finally ended their hitless streak in the ninth with a leadoff single by Blake Dunn.After a one-out walk by Maison Stites, Muskegon had the tying run on third base and the winning on second with two outs.But the Clippers ended the contest with a strikeout by Nathan Stephens.Brett Nearing suffered the loss for Muskegon, allowing two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief.Lima’s starting pitcher Tyler Miller was dominating, allowing just two runs on one hit in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three batters. Evan Baber finished the game by allowing just one hit in the final 1 1/3 innings. 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Wilkinson is new Rodrigues Memorial Champion

first_imgReturning to the saddle after a four-month hiatus, Team Evolution’s Akeem Wilkinson shaved off four minutes from last year’s time to ride away with the 15th annual Ricks and Sari sponsored Reagan Rodrigues Memorial 46-mile Road Race at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara yesterday. Stopping the clock at one hour 37 minutes and 55 seconds, Wilkinson outsprinted the six-man lead pack of a record 45-rider turnout to take the honours when the riders manoeuvred through the streets from Schoonord to Bushy Park and back.Wilkinson after the race explained that the wind was heavy and the sun was especially hot but noted that the breakaway pack had established themselves halfway through the race with Walter Grant Stuart controlling the race.Akeem Wilkinson leaves the pack behind as he claims the Reagan Rodrigues Memorial road raceHowever, it was good work from his team mates, Paul De Nobrega and Christopher Griffith that ultimately led to him winning. Race organizer, Hassan Mohammed pointed out that he was happy with the large turnout and especially proud of the injury free race while commending the Police for their outstanding work.Curtis Dey finished in second position while Guyana Cycling Federation President, Horace Burrowes copped third. Alanzo Ambrose finished fourth while Lear Nunes and Jornel Yearwood completed the race in fifth and sixth respectively.Burrowes also won the veterans division ahead of Nunes in second and Kwame Ridley in third. The junior’s category was won by Ajay Gopilall with Jason Sampson in second and Jonathan Ramsuchit in third. Andrew Spencer was awarded as the oldest rider but no mountain bike nor female riders turned out.last_img read more

Brush Dam, Buxton victorious in 592 football

first_imgBrush Dam and Buxton secured to hard-fought victories Sunday at the Buxton Community Centre ground in the inaugural ‘592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival’. Brush Dam squeaked past Ann’s Grove 2-1. Stephen Dolphin and Allister Thomas scored in the 65th and 90th minute respectively. For the losers, Kevin Williams netted in the 55th minute.Similarly, Buxton needled Mahaica 1-0. Neil Hudson found the back of the net in the 86th minute. Following a cagey first half which failed to produce a goal, Ann’s Grove seized the lead through Williams. It was an unlikely conversion aided by a goalkeeping error, as a corner kick from the right side of the field, evaded everyone and settled into the left hand corner. The lead proved to be short lived as Brush Dam restored parity to proceedings in the form of Dolphin 10 minutes onward. It was a clinical strike from Dolphin who upon receiving a lobbed pass inside the right of the penalty area, rifled his effort into the bottom left corner.The awarding of a penalty for a clumsy challenge by the goalkeeper in the 79th minute, presented Ann’s Grove with ideal opportunity to take the lead. However the chance was spurned as a tame effort was denied by the Brush Dam custodian low to his right. Ann’s Grove was then made to pay for their aforesaid failure as Thomas secured the go-ahead winner in the dying moments, racing onto a through inside the right of the box and finishing past the advancing goalkeeper down the center of the net. Meanwhile a brilliant individual effort from Hudson sealed the result for the home side. The match which lacked noteworthy moments, was decided by the highlight of the evening and possibly the tournament.Spotting the goalkeeper standing in the center of the box, Hudson uncorked a powerful effort from 35 yards out in the center of the field, which sailed over the head of the back peddling custodian and settled into the back of the net.The event which resumes at the Golden Grove ground, features 12 teams battling in an initial group format. Group-A comprises Buxton, Plaisance and Mahaica, with group-B consisting of Friendship, Paradise and Victoria and group-C featuring Brush Dam, Melanie and Ann’s Grove.   Group-D comprises Annandale, Golden Grove and Beterverwagting [BV]. The winner of each group alongside the second place finisher will advance to the quarterfinal round. The grand finale is pegged for January 1st.The eventual champion of the event will pocket $300,000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the second, third and fourth place finisher will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for the Most Valuable Player [MVP] and the Best Goalkeeper. Some of the major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, and the Colin Talbot Construction Services. Complete ResultsGame-1Brush Dam-2 vs Ann’s Grove-1Brush Dam Scorers Stephen Dolphin-65thAllister Thomas-90thAnn’s Grove Scorer Kevin Williams-55thGame-2Buxton-1 vs Mahaica-0 Neil Hudson-86thlast_img read more

Eto’o asks Inter Milan to buy Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah

first_imgInter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o has asked the Italian giants to buy Ghana mdifielder Kwadwo Asamoah if they are to make an impact next season.Inter lost their title to AC Milan in a season which midfielders were not able to supply the Cameroonian attacker with the needed services to bang in the goals.The world champions are now in the market for a new midfielder to provide cover for the ageing Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso.Eto’o thinks that the 22-year-old Ghanaian, who was influential in Udinese’s season, represents the perfect addition.“Why don’t we attempt to sign Asamoah from Udinese,” Eto’o reportedly told the club’s directors after last Sunday’s Coppa Italia win over Palermo.Asamoah started his professional career with Liberty Professionals and was also under contract with Bellinzona and Torino before joining Udinese. He has developed into a key player in Udinese and his good performances have gathered transfer attention from elsewhere.The energetic midfielder has also been linked with a move to Serie A champions AC Milan, but with Asamoah’s current contract running until the summer of 2015, he will not be available on the cheap.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Pattaya Mail PC Classic – a sailing tradition reborn

first_img“The Singha OK Dinghy World Championship, held last week at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, was not only most successful but it allowed us to “resurrect” the “Pattaya Mail PC Classic”, as an integral event in the competition.To say the very least, due to Peter’s (Malhotra) hard work and enthusiasm and the sponsorship that he was able to solicit at short notice, the day was a superb success.  According to the OKDIA press officer, Robert Deaves, the 16th sailing of the PC Classic was “a highlight” of a great week’s sailing and was enshrined in the hearts of the 80 competitors from nine countries who participated.I personally thank Peter, the “Pattaya Mail” staff and all our sponsors who revived this classic event and, no doubt, it will now continue to promote Pattaya, Thailand generally and, particularly, the many of our less fortunate denizens of the Eastern Seaboard and elsewhere, who are the beneficiaries of the sponsorship that the “Classic” attracts.I felt particularly proud, especially among the boys’ marching band, the army of fellow-sailors and our sponsors.I think we can look forward to further editions of the “Pattaya Mail PC Classic”, in the years to come.”Peter Cummins Inaugurated in 1995 to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Peter Cummins, the renowned Pattaya Mail scribe and 10th commodore of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (1979 – 1980), the Pattaya Mail PC Classic quickly established itself as one of the most eagerly anticipated yearly sailing festivals in this still fledgling but rapidly developing maritime city. In 2013, the Pattaya Mail PC Classic had further kudos bestowed upon it as it was entwined with the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships, held in Pattaya and indeed Thailand for the first time, from March 31-April 5.  The event was blessed with tremendous weather, with PC Classic day itself, April 4, benefitting from the strongest winds of the week.  Many accolades followed from both the sailors taking part and the OK Dinghy organizational committee and news spread rapidly through the international yachting media.Prince Malhotra – Pattaya Mail Media Group (left).Thanks to the input from the many generous local sponsors who came onboard, namely, Bakri Cono Shipyard, Pattaya Self Storage (PSS), BBX Thailand, Norwegian Properties Group, ASAP Marine Trading, Jomtien Boathouse, SKAL Eastern Seaboard, the Singha Beer Corporation, and the Pattaya Mail Media Group, proceeds raised at the event will be set aside to help those less fortunate in the community.  Too often, the sponsors are the first to come forward but the last to receive recognition, so this week we put them squarely in the spotlight.Peter Cummins (right).Below are a few words from the man himself, Peter Cummins, now a septuagenarian but still going as strong as ever and looking forward to many more PC Classics to rival this year’s success.Photos: Our generous sponsors presenting PC Classic trophies to the winners.Bernard Lamprecht – Bakri Cono Shipyard (right).PC Classic trophies await the victors.OK Dinghies race for home.Tony Malhotra – President Skal International Pattaya & East Thailand (right).Jan Olav Aamlid – Pattaya Self Storage (right).Berne Lamprecht – ASAP Marine Trading (right).Gudmund Eiksund – Norwegian Properties Group (right).Peter Malhotra, MD Pattaya Mail Media Group, recounts the story of the PC Classic to guests and sailors.Peter Cummins stands tall with Dan Dorothy, Executive Editor Pattaya Mail (left) and Martin Bilsborrow, Asst. Editor Pattaya Mail (right).center_img After taking an unforeseen hiatus for a couple of years, the Classic had new life breathed into it in 2012 as it returned to form a key part of the pre-Olympic multihull extravaganza, held at Royal Varuna Yacht Club in February last year.Ib Ottesen -Jomtien Boathouse (right).last_img read more

Milinković-Savić linked with United as agent flies to England

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2bhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec6qz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 82scWould you ever consider trying this?😱2jvbdrCan your students do this? 🌚4ds4wRoller skating! Powered by Firework As Paul Pogba is desperate for an exit, Solskjær and his team are eager to look for a replacement, and the perfect solutions seems to be Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe Red Devils have already secured the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, along with Swansea City’s Daniel James.However, following the depart of Ander Herrera, and a possible exit of Pogba, United are seemingly interested in the 24-year old Serbian midfielder, as his agent flew to London for transfer talks this Saturday.Advertisement Milinković-Savić was previously linked with a move to Old Trafford last year, but it didn’t turn out fruitful as the Rome based club were demanding a whopping £120million transfer fee.However, after a mediocre 2018-19 season, and the Serbian’s wish to move out of Italy after four years, reports say Le Aquile may ask for around £80 million this time as a result.He still managed to net the ball five times last season, and also scored in Lazio’s 2-0 win over Atalanta in 2019 Coppa Italia final.Mino Raiola, after Paul Pogba’s agent claimed the Frenchman is ‘in the process’ of leaving United.“Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul’s wishes.“Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.” he told The Times. Advertisementlast_img read more