… Continued emphasis to be placed on youth developmentFOLLOWING the Annual General Meeting and Elections of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) last Sunday at the Kuru Kururu Youth Centre, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, Franklin Wilson was returned as president.Elections which were conducted by Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Technical Development Officer, Lyndon France, saw Kevin Anthony and Noel Harry retain their posts as respective First and Second vice-presidents.Also returning was secretary, Wayne Francois. New additions are Ms Dawn Joseph (treasurer), Ms Abigale Scott (assistant secretary/treasurer) and Devon Winter, Dillion Roberts, Orein Angoy and Owan Wills as ordinary members.One Ordinary Member position is still outstanding due to the absence of the proposed individual. This position would be filled subsequently as per constitution.France in remarks congratulated the affiliated EBFA clubs for displaying a high degree of maturity and collectivity with regard to proposing and ratifying a single list of persons that would continue the development of the sport on the East Bank.Wilson in response expressed the association’s gratitude to France, Mr Richard Groden and the GFF for its support in overseeing and conducting the elections.The president also thanked the clubs for reposing a high degree of trust in him and fellow executive members to continue running the affairs of the EBFA for another two years.The meeting was brought up to date with the progress of the association ever since the last AGM and elections in October 2015 at the same venue by way of an address by the President and the Secretary’s Activity Report.The Audited Financial Statement, done by W.E James Consultancy Audit, Accounting & Taxation was also presented to the AGM and subsequently approved.Continued emphasis would be placed on youth development throughout the association where the EBFA would also be organising its own tournament other than those provided by the federation the likes of the GFF/NAMILCO Intra Association and the Pele Alumni Under-15.The NAMILCO league which is nearing its end has been played for two rounds, attracting a total of eight clubs. The Pele U-15 will commence shortly. Also being played is the 2nd annual Ralph Green-sponsored Under-11 league/KO competition which has also attracted eight teams.Kuru Kururu Warriors FC, despite not being able to field a team for the competition, were recipients of 15 association-branded tee-shirts as well as a branded ball by the EBFA, as a means of encouragement for the club which have been excelling on and off the field of play.The EBFA would continue to work closely with the GFF to ensure it achieves fully trained coaches at each club as well as to increase the referee’s pool apart from having club administrators exposed to the relevant training that would assist in the achievement of properly functioning and effective clubs.All the clubs were complimented for their efforts to compete in tournaments; Highway United, on the verge of receiving full membership, and Kuru Kururu Warriors were commended for their unflinching investment in ensuring participation in competitions.Meanwhile, the association will be running off a one-day 5-a-side women’s tournament to help stimulate and encourage the development of the female arm of the sport. Kuru Kururu Warriors have the lone female team in the association.This scenario is expected to change following this tournament which would be held at Kuru Kururu, with one bicycle at stake for the Most Valuable Player along with trophies and medals for the top two teams.The aforementioned items have been donated by the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club which also presented a number of hand rags to the association that were handed over to the clubs last Sunday.
UEFA will make the 32-team group draw at its headquarters with no club officials or spectators.UEFA intended to stage the draw and the ceremony for its 2019-20 season awards at the new national library complex in Athens.UEFA says after talks with Greek public authorities that such an event “would violate public health restrictions and constraints regarding indoor events.”Players who win UEFA’s end-of-season awards could still attend the no-frills replacement event.UEFA will make the 48-team Europa League draw on Oct. 2 in Nyon. September 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Real Sociedad striker Willian José says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is out of the team’s opening game in the Spanish league. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Update on the latest sports The Latest: Real Sociedad player Willian José tests positive Associated Press Willian José made the announcement on his Instagram account. He has been quarantined at home.Real Sociedad says results came back negative for the rest of the players after the squad underwent tests on Tuesday. The club says other players who had tested positive have already rejoined the squad.Real Sociedad plays at Real Valladolid on Sunday.___The Champions League draw on Oct. 1 has been moved from Athens to Nyon, Switzerland, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
– Next Play Coaches Workshop– Ten schools involved in pilot projectTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) continues to break new ground as it seeks, with the assistance of Concacaf, to set a solid foundation for the sport from the grassroot level upwards.To this end, the GFF and CONCACAF have collaborated to host a two-day coaches workshop which commenced yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, and is being held under the Concacaf Next Pay Coaches initiative.This pilot project involves ten primary schools drawn from across Guyana, specifically Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 and the Capital city. Each school will have ten (10) students participating.At a simple opening ceremony yesterday morning, the facilitators of the Workshop– Concacaf Coach Educators, Andre Virtue and Nigel Linton– along with GFF president, Wayne Forde and Technical Director Ian Greenwood, complimented the teachers participating for being a part of a historical journey which can redound to greatness.Forde, in feature remarks before declaring the workshop open, welcomed the participants and facilitators while expressing gratitude to CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani, whose vision saw the birthing of the Next Play initiative as well as many other development programmes that have been rolled out across the region and confederation.“In everything we do, there is usually a beginning, a middle and an end. I think this is the beginning of what I believe and trust will be an exciting football development and human development initiative over the next couple of years in Guyana.”Forde noted that the interesting part is when “We get to that middle where the implementation has to take root and unless we bring a level of belief, commitment and dedication, not only to football, but to the young boys and girls that we would come into contact with over the next couple of weeks, months and years, we will not be able to overcome the inevitable challenges that comes with implementing anything.”Forde, who has been charting a new and solid way forward for the sport in every sphere for the past four years, alluded to the fact that football development is by no means, straightforward.“It is very difficult, it’s not for the faint of heart, it is best suited for those who are willing to get into the trenches and do the difficult work when no one is looking. Not quite often we get the kind of positive encouragement and recognition for the difficult work that goes into developing football; as a matter of fact, it’s a rarity, particularly in our country. But when you believe that you are putting your heart, your effort and your time into something that can impact, even in the smallest possible way, the life of a boy or girl, then that should be a just reward.”The teachers were encouraged not to do the Workshop in return for moments of glory which will be few and far in between, but rather do it for the real reason, which is to impact the lives of our young boys and girls.CONCACAF Coach Educator, Andre Virtue, who is visiting Guyana for the first time, said he is looking forward to the programme reminding that the beautiful game provides an opportunity and can be used to address social issues.He further stated that it is not about winning games, but it’s about creating winners on and off the field. “I think it’s our perspective that might need to change as it relates to the impact that football can have in the life of the boys and girls that we will engage and hopefully it will be something that both the GFF and Concacaf and other stakeholders would see the need to invest a little bit more in youth development.Virtue cited the fact that such investment would have a profound impact on society, schools, communities and ultimately, our young people.Greenwood, in his remarks, said that the federation is very excited about the Concacaf Next Play Programme which is a fantastic vehicle for the teachers to work with in their schools and communities to develop football, but most importantly, to develop and impact social change.“Where we can look at developing young boys and girls and improving their team work skills, their ability to interact with adults and their ability to interact with people around them; developing a healthy lifestyle.”Greenwood encouraged the participants to approach everything with an open mind.The primary schools participating are Blankenburg, Friendship, Victoria, Lichfield, New Amsterdam, Aidan’s, Coomacka, Sophia, Agricola and Tucville.Sessions will also include practical at the GFF National Training Centre while classroom work will include topics on leadership, coaching and community, age appropriate and small sided games, equality and diversity, approach to winning and competition, next play festival, overview, planning and preparation and will end on Wednesday with a next play skills group activity.
Even though the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team managed to take the game into overtime, they would still fall to the Michigan Wolverines, ending their seven game winning streak.The leg of forward Reilly Martin, Michigan (5-2-4, 2-1-1 Big Ten) took down Wisconsin (8-2-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten) in the sixth minute of overtime. For the Badgers, this is their first loss of a dominant month-long stretch where they outscored opponents 14-2.The two teams exchanged goals relatively early in what became another defensive battle for the Badgers. Jada Dayne, a Michigan player who happens to be the daughter of Wisconsin football legend Ron Dayne, got the Wolverines off to an early head start with her first period strike on the assist from Katie Foug. Soon after the second period started, Dani Rhodes answered on a penalty kick for her sixth goal of the season.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin holds on to defeat Michigan State in overtimeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer once again delivered in a clutch overtime situation during a 2-1 victory over the Read…Unfortunately for Wisconsin, once overtime began, something had to break in this defensive struggle. For her second goal of the season Reilly Martin sent the Badgers home with an impressive shot on a pass from mid fielder Sarah Stratigakis.On the goalkeeping end, Caitlyn Clem maintained a high level of play in a tough loss, notching four of six saves in the overtime game. However, Michigan keeper Sarah Jackson proved herself today, only allowing one penalty shot goal with seven saves.Though Wisconsin has had success thus far in season, this loss is a reminder the Big Ten will not be an easy conference to succeed in. Including the Badgers, there are three Big Ten teams ranked in the top twelve of Division I.The Badgers play one of these teams, Rutgers, during their upcoming East Coast road trip as well as a competitive Maryland team. The Scarlet Knights have yet to lose with a record of 8-0-2, notching them the No. 12 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Casey Murphy will be the Badgers biggest challenge, allowing only one goal thus far this season.Before making their way to Piscataway, New Jersey, the Badgers will stop in College Park for a difficult matchup against Maryland. With a record of 7-2-1, the Terps will be another challenging obstacle for the Badger women as they continue conference play.After some close contests to begin the Big Ten season, the Badgers must maintain their focus as they prepare for the critical conference games ahead. Next up for the Badgers is two away games, the first of which is against Maryland Sept. 29.
Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goosens, Team LiquidThe latest company to partner with the multi-regional organisation Team Liquid is Ballistix Gaming.For those who don’t know, Ballistix creates PC ‘performance memory’ products focused on the needs of high end gaming. As such, Liquid’s rosters across StarCraft, League, Hearthstone, CS:GO, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Halo, and Overwatch will all directly benefit from the sponsorship. Victor ‘Nazgul’ Goosens, Founder and Co-Owner of Team Liquid, said of the news: “I’m thrilled to announce Team Liquid’s brand new sponsorship with Ballistix. After their sponsorship of the Blizzcon 2016 Heroes of the Storm champions, Fnatic, and other top esports teams, it is clear Ballistix are serious about esports.“Micron produces high-quality, reliable, performance DRAM and their memory products will assist our organisation by supplying our players with the best of the best. We’re really excited to take this opportunity to show this tech giant the value of our scene. Ballistix joins the likes of Monster, HyperX, NeedForSeat, crunchyroll, Alienware, Razer and more as sponsors of the team. Goosens also discussed his work with Ballistix Global Gaming and Esports Marketing Manager Patrick “ESVDiamond” Soulliere II. He noted: “Exactly five years ago, we worked together on bringing TaeJa to our organisation. His read on TaeJa’s potential played a crucial role in adding him to Liquid, and the rest became history with TaeJa becoming one of the most successful esports athletes of all time. It is exciting to work with a friend again, especially someone so attuned to the industry and I’m confident that we will make this a successful and lasting sponsorship.”Soulliere also gave some comment: “Ballistix is eager to announce the addition of Team Liquid to our global portfolio of gaming team sponsorships. Team Liquid is one of the premier teams in the esports industry, and we are thrilled to provide their players with our high-performance Ballistix memory products. In the world of professional gaming, performance is king – Ballistix memory delivers the performance Team Liquid players need to win world championships.”Esports Insider says: Another native esports sponsorship for Team Liquid. These types of partnerships are great business for both parties with the players supplied with high end gear and the resulting promotion of said gear to Liquid’s legions of fans around the world for Ballistix.
Australian entertainment company NOVA Entertainment has entered into a strategic partnership with ESL. As part of this deal, it will exclusively sell ESL inventory for ESL AU & NZ Championships in Australia.This partnership will also see the entertainment company use its radio and digital platforms to promote IEM Sydney, and the aforementioned championships.Nick Vanzetti, Managing Director of ESL Australia discussed the strategic deal in a statement: “ESL has pioneered the way in esports live events and broadcast innovation in Australia and it is our mission to continue to develop the ecosystem here. Partnering with NOVA Entertainment will provide the growth platform to bring mass audience to esports in Australia through IEM and the ESL AU & NZ Championships.”Nathan Reay, Head of M&A, Strategy and Partnerships at NOVA Entertainment added: “We are excited to partner with ESL, a global leader in esports, with an established award-winning presence in Australia. As esports experiences enormous growth, NOVA Entertainment is committed to being at the forefront of its expansion in Australia.”The ESL AU & NZ Championship 2018 will see the return of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as well as a new addition in Dota 2. The open qualifiers and seven weeks of competition are over, with the Season Finals set to take place in June.Esports Insider says: A strategic partnership for radio promotion isn’t a typical development in the world of esports, never mind in Australia and New Zealand – where esports isn’t quite as big as it is in other regions. ESL continue to make interesting moves, and we look forward to seeing if this partnership extends over time.
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Officials say Gibson turned herself in on Thursday and is now being charged with child neglect for leaving a child and tampering with evidence for burning the mattress.It has also been reported that the man who Primavere was renting a room from at the home, Zongmu Wang, was also arrested. Investigators say Wong is the parent of the child Gibson was babysitting at the residence. Titusville police have charged him with child abuse. Police say they are still looking into whether Wang had a role in the death of Primavere. Authorities in Titusville, Florida have arrested a woman after they found the body of a missing woman inside the trunk of her car.Anna M. Primavere who rented a room at a home on 4005 Trinidad Avenue was reported missing last Friday.During the investigation authorities say they went to the home and found the landlord’s child bruised, filthy, and eating dirt alone in the home.The child’s babysitter 27-year-old Courtney Dawn Gibson who should have been in the home disappeared. Police say she was nowhere to be found around the time Primavere went missing.Authorities later discovered surveillance video showing Gibson driving away from the home with a mattress on top of her vehicle.At some point during Gibson’s drive, the mattress fell off of the vehicle and onto the side of the road. Gibson then attempted to burn it but was unsuccessful. She then reportedly drove to her parent’s home in Lebanon, Tennessee where investigators later found her Wednesday.Authorities say Gibson refused to cooperate with the investigation and would not allow authorities to search her vehicle. Despite Gibson’s refusal, authorities were eventually able to search Gibson’s vehicle once they received a search warrant.Upon searching her car, police made a gruesome discovery. They found Primavere’s body inside the trunk of Gibson’s car.
The School of Nations has partnered with one of the latest technology companies in Canada to finalize and test their latest app, “The Virtuals Game”, which will be able to develop critical real-world prosaically behaviour.JAYGOR Inc. has set out to develop a game helping children to be mindful of positive qualities to help them grow through real-life challenges, and opportunities to help others collaborate with the institution.According to a representative of the school, “Technology is part of our society and everyday lives, and it’s amazing how society has adapted so effortlessly to these major changes.“We are marvelled at the technology; the science behind it all. This kind of stuff is what we used to see in sci-fi movies when we were kids. Kids already love playing video games, and they already spend all day on social media messaging friends. We would be supporting this behaviour with this”.The virtual is a new gaming app incorporating the latest software and technological innovations to produce a refreshing new gaming experience.With its main goal of being able to help youths grow in an important way, there’s already a ton of awesome educational apps for academic topics like language, math and science.“Parents have already lost the battle against technology. Children, and even adults, now spend most of their free time posting, updating! Everyone’s worried about their selfies, their hash tags, how many likes did my photo get? How many shares? Will this go viral? But modern technology doesn’t only have to be superficial and egocentric. We can use technology to educate….to evolve,” the representative said.Moreover, while the approach is to educate through inspiration and fun, the key capacities include courage, honesty, kindness, perseverance, flexibility, creativity, patience, generosity, responsibility, tolerance, service, and more.“We want kids to see virtues as the powerful superpowers they really are. We turned to virtues and character strengths, those universal qualities valued across all cultures and (which are) fundamental to human growth, peace and prosperity”.The Game is being developed by a team of the world’s top software developers working on the latest technology.Social entrepreneur and founder of the project, Gordon Naylor, brings over 40 years’ experience in using business strategy to enable positive social change with a focus on empowering children and youth around the world.The team has already developed and tested prototypes of the product line, and is ready to take its creation to the next level through the final stages of testing and development.The School of Nations will get first releases of the product, and will be invited to join the collaborative process.
A four-year-old girl was on Saturday killed while her seven-year-old sister is clinging to life following a two-vehicle collision at Bushy Park Village, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. Their mother is said to be in an unconscious state while three others were injured.Dead is Raveena Harris of West Canje, Berbice, while her sister, Rafeena Harris was admitted in the High Dependency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. The mother Krmoa Harris is also said to be in a serious condition and also being treated at GPHC.The others injured are Carlson Fattette, Latoya Wayne, a reporter with Little Rock Television Station, Berbice, and Samantha Bowling. The three are said to be nursing injuries but were listed as stable.The car driven by Carlson FattetteBased on information, Fattette was driving car bearing registration PSS 5092 heading to Georgetown while the other car driven by Bowling with registration PRR 1766 was heading in the opposite direction.However, Bowling reportedly lost control of the car while negotiating a turn and veered into the path of Fattette’s thus resulting in the head-on collision.Due to impact the car driven by Fattette ended up in a nearby trench. The occupants, including the two children, were pulled from the wreckage in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens.They were rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital but had to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. However the four-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police in C Division have launched an investigation into the accident.