Trophy Stall on board with Rio Indoor Streetball championship

first_img… Tournament resumes today KNOWN for its unwavering support of sporting disciplines, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market became the latest entity to throw its support behind the inaugural Rio Indoor Street-ball championship, donating the playing vests which will be used by the competing teams during the tournament.The presentation occurred at the entity’s Bourda location. Speaking on behalf of the tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions, Wayne Griffith stated, “We are elated for the timely support which will aid in making the tournament a success.”Trophy Stall is an entity that is synonymous with sport development at all levels, especially the community and grassroots levels through its esteemed proprietor Ramesh Sunich.“We are thankful for the contribution and will work to ensure that the sponsorship is used in a manner that reflects overall professionalism and commitment of the company towards sports.  We also look forward to maintaining this wonderful relationship for years to come.”The competition resumes today at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue with another round of matches.In the opening match, Kingston will oppose Melanie from 19:00hrs, while Tiger Bay battle Ol Skool Ballers from 19:30hrs and Spot-7 engage Back Circle at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Gold is Money will match skills with Island All-Stars from 20:30hrs while Future Stars take aim at Showstoppers from 21:00hrs and Sophia lock horns with Gaza Squad at 21:30hrs. In the final match, Bent Street will confront Avocado Ballers from 22:00hrs.The competition will continue on Saturday at the same venue. Island All-Stars will face-off with Gaza Squad from 19:00hrs, while Rio All-Stars oppose Spot-7 at 19:30hrs and Stabroek Ballers clash with Albouystown at 20:00hrs.In the fourth match, Avocado Ballers will oppose LA Ballers from 20:30hrs while BV tackle Bent Street at 21:00hrs and Gold is Money challenge horns with Sophia. In the final match, Sparta Boss face-off with Alexander Village from 22:00hrs.FixturesDay-3 Thursday, November 21Melanie vs Kingston – 19:00hrsTiger Bay vs Ol Skool – 19:30hrsSpot-7 vs Back Circle – 20:00hrsGold is Money vs Island All-Stars – 20:30hrsFuture Stars vs Showstoppers – 21:00hrsSophia vs Gaza Squad – 21:30hrsBent Street vs Avocado Ballers – 22:00hrs Day-4 Saturday, November 23Island All-Stars vs Gaza Squad – 19:00hrsRio All-Stars vs Spot-7 – 19:30hrsStabroek Ballers vs Albouystown-A – 20:00hrsAvocado vs LA Ballers – 20:30hrsBV vs Bent Street – 21:00hrsGold is Money vs Sophia – 21:30hrsSparta vs Alexander – 22:00hrslast_img read more

Losing more gold medals? Not worried says Bolt

first_imgUsain Bolt The world’s fastest man Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt says he harbors no fear of losing further relay medals should future tests reveal doping violations by teammates.Bolt, former world record holder Asafa Powell and Michael Frater were stripped of their 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay gold medal when first leg runner Nesta Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine after samples were re-tested.Bolt’s Olympic medal tally was reduced to eight instead of nine as a result, robbing him of the famous triple-triple accolade in the process.The medals lost could, however, be quite significant for the global icon should Carter’s samples fail to pass the future re-tests.Carter was the starter in the 2012 Olympic Games relay team and 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championship teams.  The 31-year-old Carter has since appealed the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).“Even if I lose all my relay gold medals, for me, I did what I had to do, my personal goals,” Bolt said in a recent CNN interview.The sprinter has ruled out an appearance at the 2022 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.“Maybe if it had come before the Olympics, maybe it would have taken away a little from me, and then I would have thought about it, but the fact that I got the chance to say, ‘the triple-triple,’ kind of made me feel good,” he said.last_img read more

Football Tour “PIKSI CUP” from 22 – 25 August on Jahorina

first_imgThe seventh International Football Tour ” Piksi Cup Jahorina” will be held from 22nd to 25th August in Jahorina.The tournament will be attended by 184 teams with about 1.000 young  football players from Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Romania.(Source: Fena)last_img

A closer look at Ramon Laureano’s extraordinary July

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ramon Laureano is in a zone; perhaps best evidenced by one singular play in the A’s win on Friday night.Laureano cracked a what looked like a routine ground ball single up the middle of diamond and, sniffing out the extra maneuvers centerfielder Max Kepler would need to turn the play, whipped off his helmet and gunned to second base for a double.“That’s how he plays,” manager Bob Melvin said of …last_img read more

Why Amazon, B&N and Co. Should Embrace the iPad

first_imgJudging from what we have seen so far, Apple’s new iPad will be a great device for reading e-books. The iPad will obviously come with Apple’s own e-reader software – but that’s only half the story. Users will also be able to read their Kindle and B&N e-book purchases on Apple’s new device. After all, nobody is going to stop Amazon, B&N and any of the independent e-book publishers from creating their own applications. That is, of course, unless Apple decides that these apps now “duplicate” a core feature of its own apps and decides to ban all other e-reader apps from the devices.We have to admit, though, that this seems like a highly unlikely scenario. Apple surely doesn’t want to get caught up in another Google Voice-like brawl.It’s All About the AppsThe iPad has the potential to kill off the Kindle and other e-readers – though some will always prefer e-paper displays over the iPad’s backlit display. For Amazon, the discussion between proponents of e-paper displays and those who prefer the flexibility of Apple’s color touchscreen is almost irrelevant, however. After all, the Kindle software is already available on multiple platforms – including the iPhone – and while Jeff Bezos would surely like to see the Kindle become the dominant player in this market, Amazon’s core business is selling books and not selling its own hardware devices. B&N and every other player in the e-book business will surely develop their own applications as well and for almost everybody in this business but Sony, creating hardware is more of a distraction than a core competency.As far as we know, Apple plans to sell most e-books in the iBook store for around $14.99. That’s more expensive than books in the Kindle store or the B&N e-book store, but it’s still significantly lower than the price of a hardcover book. Unlike Amazon, Apple also won’t have to subsidize the prize of the books. If anything, Apple’s pricing strategy might just give Amazon an excuse to bring its prices up to a point where it doesn’t lose money on every sale.Good for Textbooks, TooWe should also note that Amazon has had absolutely no success in positioning the Kindle as a device for textbooks. The iPad, on the other hand, seems to fulfill all the requirements of most students. The device can display interactive content and thanks to its touchscreen, optional keyboard and the ability to easily annotate text, textbooks might just turn out to be one of the iPad’s killer features.Apple’s Advantages and DisadvantagesApple’s largest advantage right now is that it’s the default e-book store on the iPad. The iPhone, however, has clearly shown that downloading a free app from the app store is something users are very comfortable with, and Amazon and B&N have enough marketing power to spread the word about their apps.The iPad is obviously a far more expensive device than the Kindle or the Nook. Even the cheapest iPad will sell for almost twice the price of a standard Kindle and users will have to pay for the 3G connectivity that is free on the Kindle, Nook and some of Sony’s Readers. On the other hand, though, the iPad will offer far more functionality than today’s e-readers. We also still have to see if Apple’s claims about the iPad’s battery life will hold up. One of the big advantages of today’s e-paper e-readers is definitely their battery life.What do You Think?Will the iPad turn out to be a great device for e-books? Or do you simply prefer e-paper and you can’t imagine reading a book on the iPad’s LED screen? Or are you afraid that the iPad will be so successful that it will kill off local bookstores?See also: ReadWriteWeb’s complete coverage and analysis of the iPad on our iPad topic page. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#E-Books#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more