C-NS tennis blanks Liverpool; B’ville tops West Genesee

first_imgAs they do each spring, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool boys tennis teams encountered each other last Monday afternoon at the start of another crowded week of matches.And the Northstars got the best of it, beating both the rain and the Warriors in a 7-0 decision that was preserved by a pair of doubles matches that went to three sets.C-NS had Jonathan Corl and Brandon Millias outlast Liverpool’s Eli Barbour and Adam Ritter 6-2, 6-7 (10-8), 10-6, while Ethan Dupell and Will Janusz, two games from defeat, rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over Owen Dann and Matt Kane. As that went on, Baldwinsville got back on the court and defeated Syracuse East 5-1, the Bees seeing Antonio Marsallo, Eric Smith and Christian Treichler win their singles matches without dropping a set.In doubles, Larry Lewis and Austin Mackley lost, 6-3, 7-6, to Yasin Hassan and Salimo Musa, but Max Funicello and Nick Licciardello defeated Kyle Giardine and Tom Moore 6-0, 6-4, with Phil Fiorentino and Connor Tutor topping Devin Murphy-Stanley and Curran Shannon 6-0, 6-2.That set up a far more dramatic match on Thursday, B’ville and West Genesee seeing five different matches go to three sets, including all the doubles contests, and the Bees doing just enough to edge the Wildcats 4-3.Each side had a singles point in the books, Marsallo handling James Plunkett 6-3, 6-0, when Leonardo Vona found himself in a third-set tie-breaker with Ryan Joyce, but able to win it and take the match 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3).The doubles side was a series of classics. Fiorentino and Tutor led before a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Ty Lisi and Max Mekker, with Colin Savage and Clayon Speach getting a first-set shutout, yet still losing to Paoli and Dan Good 0-6, 6-3, 6-4.So the other B’ville teams had to win – and did so, Funicello and Licciardello staging their own big comeback to beat Stefan Atanasov and Noah Ruston 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 as Treichler, paired with Hunter Dukat, held off David Puma and Michael White 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.With far less drama, C-NS shut out Syracuse East 7-0. Dupell, Hill and James Corl lost just four total game in six sets of singles play, with Millias and Jon Corl beating Murphy-Stanley and Giardine 6-2, 6-3 as Gallagher and Hirsh won by those same scores over Yassin Hassan and Salimo Musa.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The other doubles matches only lasted two sets, Ryan Gallagher and Edwin Hirsh enduring a second-set tie-breaker, but won 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) as Josh Matyasik and Holden Sarosy won over Caleb Arnold and Shobit Sharma 7-5, 6-1.All of the singles matches belonged to the Northstars as James Corl handled Aaron Alejo 6-1, 6-0, with Ryan Hill rolling past Ben White 6-0, 6-2 and Wyatt Dupell claiming a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Aiden Barbour.Liverpool went from here to a 7-0 defeat to West Genesee on Wednesday afternoon. Austin Huntress-Kennedy, in singles, lost, 6-3, 6-1, to Ben Paoli, while the closest doubles match had Barbour and White falling to Stefan Atanasov and Noah Ruston 6-2, 6-3.center_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys tennisC-NSliverpoollast_img read more

Fontan, Wise named MVPs

first_imgSeniors Jio Fontan and Eric Wise were named team MVPs following the USC men’s basketball team’s annual end-of-season awards banquet held Tuesday night.Wise, a 6-foot-6 forward, led the Trojans in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game in his lone season with the program after transferring from UC Irvine following his junior season with the Anteaters. He also ranked second on the team in rebounding with 5.7 per game.A transfer as well, from Fordham, Fontan started all 32 games for USC, averaging 9.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds. Fontan was also honored as the team’s top defender.Other award winners included junior center Dewayne Dedmon (Bob Boyd Award as the leading rebounder), junior center Omar Oraby (Ernie Holbrook Award for Most Inspirational), junior guard J.T. Terrell (Ryan Francis Scholarship Award for an “example of being a Trojan”) and sophomore guard Byron Wesley (The Harold Jones Award as most improved).USC finished 14-18 overall and 9-9 in the Pac-12 during the 2012-13 season, falling in the first round of the conference tournament last March in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Affiliate Insider to boost growth and development in the affiliate sector

first_img Global audience gears up for opening day of SBC Digital Summit April 26, 2020 SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 SBC Global and Best Odds Marketing have joined forces to launch Affiliate Insider, a joint venture designed to spearhead growth and development in the gambling affiliate sector.SBC Global, a leading news and events company for the sports betting industry, will work with Best Odds Marketing and AffiliateFEST Founder Lee-Ann Johnstone, to operate a brand new affiliate news, training and events focused business.Increased regulatory responsibilities and levels of compliance have been placed on affiliates and operators in the iGaming industry, which has seen a number of major operators implementing a ‘one strike and out’ policy for their marketing partners. This demonstrates a need for the affiliate sector to improve skills and business development in order to support acquisition growth. Combined with a growing wave of consolidation, there has been a lot of change in a small period of time, meaning affiliate businesses have had to adapt very quickly. Affiliate Insider provides detailed insight about this changing regulatory landscape, and further developments to the marketplace, particularly with affiliates now facing tighter regulation, stricter advertising controls and greater digital disruption.The business will also cover in-depth training, business support, affiliate mentoring, news and marketing promotions for new and existing iGaming affiliates and those who making the move into the operator channel. It will also provide support for operators seeking access to the best affiliate marketing strategies and skills development for driving incremental revenue.Johnstone said: “The affiliate market has matured significantly over the past decade and continues to grow at a rapid rate. There is a dire need for ongoing training and development services that help operators and affiliates growth hack their businesses and keep ahead of digital change. “I’m delighted to be partnering with SBC Global to launch Affiliate Insider, which will focus on supporting affiliate marketing best practice, news and insights and skills development for operators, suppliers and affiliates, enabling closer collaboration within this ever-growing channel.”SBC Global Founder Rasmus Sojmark added: “Lee-Ann is an award winning affiliate marketing expert and has a wealth of expertise building global affiliate programmes. Affiliate Insider is therefore a perfect complement to SBC’s existing business. “By focusing on creating specialist industry forums, our mission is to focus on knowledge sharing, skills development and better collaboration in the affiliate space to enable businesses to implement innovation, increase revenue and stay ahead of digital transformation.”The first of these specialist forums has been confirmed as a part of next year’s Betting on Football conference agenda. The Affiliate Insider Bootcamp, held on Wednesday 21 March, will offer affiliate focused panel sessions, presentations and workshops, with content ranging from digital marketing hacks to latest innovative technologies to scale affiliate business growth. Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Blow to Powell – Hanover, St James will not support bid for JFF presidency

first_img OUTSIDE SUPPORT However, with St James and Hanover not backing him, and Westmoreland and Trelawny also leaning in the same direction, it would appear Powell will need to look outside his own confederation for support. “We see and feel we are heading in the right direction. The JFF with Captain Burrell at the helm has done more than any other leader in the history of the federation, so why change horse midstream,” said Hanover’s Sheridan Samuels. “There are lots of grassroots programmes ongoing. The overall development of football, at least in my association, is as a result of the work of this administration. We, therefore, see no need to change at this time,” he noted. In addition, Samuels said that Jamaica’s recent performance at the Gold Cup, and past accomplishments of qualifying for the 1998 World Cup Finals in France, plus qualification to the Under-17 (twice), and Under-20 World Cups give Burrell a big advantage in staving off any challenges that may emerge. The JFF nominations for elections will close on Thursday. WESTERN BUREAU: Early indications are suggesting that Montego Bay businessman Orville Powell may fail to secure the four required nominations to formulate his challenge against current Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, as the St James Football Association voted not to back him in a meeting on Monday night. It is also mooted that Hanover, led by Sheridan Samuels, who is seen as a key Burrell backer, will not support Powell in his move to win the nomination to contest the election against the former army man. The St James FA, headed by Gregory Daley, carried out a vote at their offices, with seven delegates voting against a move to support Powell. It comes as no surprise, as immediately after announcing his intentions to challenge Burrell at a press conference last week, information gleaned indicated that the Montego Bay United Football Club owner would have had a difficult time getting support. St James, Westmoreland, Hanover and St James make up the Western Confederation and it is these parishes that Powell was hoping to convince of a need for change in the island’s football regime.last_img read more

Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Spencer Dinwiddie #8 of the Brooklyn Nets accepts the trophy in the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFPSpencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets won the skills challenge to kick off NBA All-Star Saturday.Dinwiddie, who played at Taft High in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, beat Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls in the final round.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The skills competition consisted of two players going head to head. They dribbled around pylons, passed the ball into a net, dribbled to the other end of the floor for a layup and then dribbled back to the other end to take a pull-up 3-pointer.Eight players started the competition, with Dinwiddie and Markkanen advancing to the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarkkanen struggled passing the ball into the net, giving Dinwiddie a big lead. Dinwiddie dribbled down the floor and missed his first 3, but drained the next one to win. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Flawed Communication Strategies by Officials May Undermine the Government

first_imgThe inception of the Weah Administration in 2018 came with challenges ranging from economic to social issues, and all these have to do with employing or giving positions to people on sentiments and not qualification or competence. One major issue that continues to manifest the incompetence of most of the officials in this administration is a poor and disorganized communication approach.Mulbah Morlu, Chairman of the ruling party, is noted for sending out unfounded and unsubstantiated information and comments that have the propensity to derail the already struggling image of the government without the thought of the consequences of such comments.We recall when Morlu in 2018 rained insults on former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she commented on the alleged missing L$16 billion, he declared publicly that he knows who are connected to the missing money. He  further accused the Alternative National Congress (ANC) political leader, Alexander B. Cummings of allegedly paying people to get into the streets to protest for the alleged missing money, although he could not prove a single iota of evidence to substantiate his claims.Morlu is also on record for making blunt and irresponsible accusation against the LoneStar Cell MTN of monitoring people’s calls and messages on the internet; something he could not prove with any piece of evidence.From all indications, Liberians have become discontented and agitated over bad governance and the declining economy and have therefore resolved to protest action to be staged on June 7. But Mulbah Morlu has come out again accusing former President Sirleaf of providing financial support to the protesters to rise against the George Weah Administration.It is a damning accusation if only Mr. Morlu can prove his claim. This former President, during the presidential election of 2017, had conveyed a distinct impression that she was not interested in the victory of her own Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.And despite accusations made against her at the time by members of the Unity Party that she was no longer supporting the party on whose platform she held the presidency for two terms, former President Sirleaf remained nonplused and instead proceeded to invite President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor to Bong County to break ground for the Lofa Road corridor while campaign was still ongoing.It can also be recalled that while appearing for the last time at the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2017, President Sirleaf in a CNN interview stated rather bluntly that it was “time for generational change” a subtle inference to George Weah then waiting in the wings.These two instances set the basis for public debate and it was widely deduced that the former President supported the CDC in the past elections.We also recall on two occasions where this former President appeared on radio and called on Liberians to support this administration, suggesting that “If it fails, it will be all Liberians who have failed.” She also availed herself to assist the administration with her expertise to tackle difficult economic issues confronting the economy of the country.Until proven substantially that she supports protesters, we continue to hold his (Morlu) comments suspect, especially for this former President, whose activities and comments during the last electoral season had conveyed the distinct impression that she virtually ushered President Weah into office.However in the May 6, 2019 edition of the Daily Observer, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe dismissed Morlu’s claim that former President Sirleaf was giving out cash and moral support to protesters to take to the streets on June 7.We at the Daily Observer hold that such comments as Morlu’s are of no help to the President, and that those officials spewing inflammatory rhetoric on social media and on the airwaves should take a cue from the axing of Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon and comport themselves accordingly. Interestingly, President Weah himself is beginning the see the importance of order in the government’s communication structure, and has finally allowed the Minister of Information — in this case, Eugene Nagbe — to finally do his job. Officials of the Executive Branch of government and of the ruling party will have to observe decorum and the President, with the help of the Justice Minister, will have to enforce it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Radar eyed for another former country road

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a recommendation from the Public Works Department to allow the CHP to use radar to snag speeders. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the county Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles. The speed limit on Pico Canyon is 50 mph from Whispering Oaks Road to The Old Road and 40 mph from there west to Chiquella Lane, where there are fast-food restaurants, inns and gas stations at the busy freeway stop. Approval would allow the county Department of Public Works to work with the CHP to implement radar speed enforcement. Radar patrols already are allowed on neighboring streets in the area. Using radar to track and ticket speeders is expected to significantly reduce the accident potential, according to a public works report on the plan. Any expenses would be assumed by the CHP. County government and the CHP have been working together on radar enforcement for 20 years. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STEVENSON RANCH – At the desolate top of scenic Pico Canyon Road, traffic woes are the last thing on the lone motorist’s mind. But as natural scenery gives way to a row of trees spaced with precision along the concrete sidewalk passing new tracts of homes, a plan for radar speed patrols makes more sense. Once again, city life meets countryside in the Santa Clarita Valley, where once-rustic highways become racetracks for suburbanites heading out. Residents of Stevenson Ranch, in the tracts that have changed the face of the historic canyon, are pleading for help from the California Highway Patrol to slow traffic on the canyon road that has been widened to serve a growing area, passing two parks and an elementary school along the way. last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Do Chelsea already have one hand on the Capital One Cup?

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman tells the boys Chelsea are strong favourites to beat Liverpool in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg tie.The Premier League pair meet in the League Cup at Anfield on Tuesday night, with the return leg a week later.There’s also a preview of the Australian Open in Melbourne, with Novak Djokovic the man to beat, along with a look ahead to some of the biggest horse racing meetings in the coming weeks.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Messi, the superstar illuminating a small Russian town

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi and Argentina have sprinkled stardust over a small Moscow town not used to such celebrity © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – Lionel Messi’s arrival in Bronnitsy, a quiet town with 20,000 residents some 50km southeast of Moscow, has brought an unprecedented level of attention to a place most renowned for its Archangel Michael cathedral.But as the euphoric shouts echoing around a temporary stand suggests, its selection as Argentina’s team base camp has transformed it into one of the epicentres of the World Cup. Flags bearing Messi’s face hang over barriers, while a giant mural of the Barcelona star towers above the people of Bronnitsy as they come to terms with the intense spotlight now fixated on their hometown.Never has it been subjected to such scrutiny, and perhaps never again will this town founded in the middle of the 15th century attract such global recognition.Around 400 fans flocked to Argentina’s base camp on Monday for the team’s first open training session, each and every one desperate to steal a glimpse of Messi in the flesh.None of them were yelling “Aguero”, “Mascherano” or “Higuain”. They were all waiting for Messi to emerge from a building by the training ground and began to eagerly chant his name.“Messi! Messi!” they screamed, trying to draw the attention of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. He duly obliged, staying behind to sign autographs and posing for photos at the end of the hour-long session, during which his every touch was warmly applauded.The bleachers were full to overflowing and trembled with emotion. But supporters there weren’t the only ones who didn’t want to miss out, Argentina’s ambassador to Russia, Ernesto Lagorio, was also in attendance.“It was great, it went very well, it’s been a nice afternoon,” he told AFP.Others like physical education teacher Lucas Ledezma, who waited for the team’s bus to arrive last Saturday, repeated that same sentiment.“We dream that we can do it, I think it’s a World Cup the national team deserves, that Messi deserves and that all us Argentines deserve,” said the 30-year-old Ledezma, who left the Argentine city of Cordoba in on January 5 and cycled 14,000km to follow the Albiceleste.– ‘Painting a legend’ –A larger-than-life version of Lionel Messi greets passers-by in Bronnitsy © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATAIf anything is on a par with Messi these days it could be the enormous mural of him that stares out at passers-by on one of the streets adjacent to Bronnitsy’s main road.“When I was painting Messi, I was painting a legend of my time. Messi is one of the best players (in the world),” said 29-year-old street artist Sergey Erofeev, who was commissioned to redesign the wall after winning a competition.Erofeev, still with paint splattered on his trousers and in broken Spanish that he only recently learned, confessed he has a dream of his own.“I want Messi to come and see my work,” he said.Close to Argentina’s training base is a house that has been converted into a makeshift sports bar serving “Mate Listo”, a version of the caffeine-packed drink popular in South America.It’s impossible to walk through Bronnitsy without hearing Messi’s name, mostly in conversations between locals, and his image is everywhere you turn.Only his presence, and the stringent security surrounding him, have managed to alter an otherwise peaceful day in a town that has openly welcomed the striker despite struggling to get close to him.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more