Guyana wins first team match of World Chess Olympiad

first_imgTEAM Guyana won their first team match of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad being held in Batumi, Georgia.Guyana, heading into round 6 and in need of a match win, dominated their games against their African opponents from Rwanda.Game of the round would go to Glenford Corlette, who from early in the opening stage due to a closed centre, launched an attack against his opponent’s castled king position.Two pawns (h+g) with the Queen, Rook and a Knight were enough to worry the opponent which resulted in some inaccuracies from A Niyibizi who is higher rated.To finish things off, Corlette sac his Queen, promoted 2 pawns to two new Queens and threaten mate in one which forced his opponent to topple his king.Another good game was CM Taffin Khan who played with the black pieces against CM M. Murara.With intent to play the London System with the white pieces, CM Murara made some inaccuracies with his move order which Taffin was quick to counter.However, this game saw classical Taffin sacrificing one of his Bishop to create a storming three (3) passed pawns on the Queen side.Taffin’s last tactical move pawn to c2 forked Rd1 and Kb1 was enough to pull off a brilliant win.Rising talent CM Anthony Drayton made it his second win in a row when he tactically outplayed his African opponent, F. Mutabazi with the Guicco Piano.It was sacrifices, forks, pins, double attacks all throughout this sharp game. However, CM Drayton proved his tactical arsenal was better when he sac to stop from castling, then finished it off with a brilliant king side attack.Loris Nathoo will gain some confidence from this game after he managed to obtain a draw by threefold repetition against the slightly higher rated Urwin Murara.Meanwhile, in the women’s section, veterans–national female champion WFM Maria Varona Thomas and WCM Sheriffa Ali –secured convincing wins for Guyana.First WFM Thomas Sicilian proved to be too much for Asha Kondo who is unrated and threw her pieces away. WFM Thomas accepted these gifts then ruined the castled king side to checkmate her opponent.WCM Sheriffa Ali checkmated her opponent after a 59-move long e4 game. On the other hand, young lasses Nellisha Johnson and Sasha Shariff, on their first outing to an Olympiad, lost both of their games to Z. Ebrahim and C. Alapati respectively.The men team currently stands at 142 from 24 games with 6 points while the women team stands at 130 with 6 points from 24 games as well. With 5 more rounds to go, the Guyanese contingents will be looking to finish strongly and accumulate as much wins as possible.last_img read more

Chelsea beaten in Club World Cup final

first_imgCorinthians 1 Chelsea 0Paolo Guerrero’s winner condemned Chelsea to defeat in the Club World Cup final in Japan.Corinthians’ 69th-minute breakthrough came when Danilo’s shot was blocked by Gary Cahill and the ball looped towards Guerrero, who headed past three players – Ashley Cole, David Luiz and Ramires – on the line.AdChoices广告And Chelsea finished the match with 10 men after Cahill was red-carded in the 90th minute following a tangle with Emerson.The European champions, with the fit-again Frank Lampard restored as captain and Luiz back in the centre of defence, almost went ahead in the first half when Cahill’s close-range shot was stopped on the line by keeper Cassio.An error by Cahill then handed a chance to Emerson, who fired wastefully over.The Blues had another let-off when Guerrero wriggled away from Cahill and Luiz before mis-hitting a shot towards Emerson, whose effort from a tight angle struck the outside of the post.But Chelsea finished the half strongly and Cassio had to produce good saves to deny Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and Juan Mata.The impressive Cassio also kept out Eden Hazard before Corinthians broke the deadlock following a spell of pressure.Cassio came up with more heroics five minutes from time, pulling off a point-blank save from Torres, who should have scored.After Cahill’s dismissal, Torres did find the net but was in an offside position to head in Oscar’s cross.Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic (Azpilicueta 83), Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Moses (Oscar 72), Mata, Hazard (Marin 86), Torres.Subs not used: Turnbull, Mikel, Ferreira, Sturridge, Terry, Bertrand, Piazon, Saville, Hilario. See also:Frustrated Lampard bemoans Chelsea’s missed chancesChelsea v Corinthians player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img 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last_img read more

Club unsure of what to do with Aston Villa player –…

first_imgDean Smith was on the lookout for someone with experience capable of helping his side fight against relegation, and when the opportunity to sign the former Liverpool goalkeeper came up, he took it.The 37-year-old made six appearances in the Premier League before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the world of football to a stop, conceding 13 goals, and never kept a clean sheet.While there remains a chance the player could be able to finish the season at Villa Park and perhaps achieve what he came to do, it seems unlikely he will stay beyond the current season, especially since there is no clause to make the move permanent in his loan.That means he will need to return to Milan, who are at a bit of a loss when it comes to knowing what to do with him, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.Embed from Getty ImagesA lot could rest on the future of Donnarumma, as the youngster only has a year left on his current contract, and this summer would be the ideal time to cash in on him if they cannot find an agreement on a renewal.If that is the case, then Reina, whose deal also expires in 2021, would be an easy player to plug in the gap for a year while they find a long-term replacement.The issue remains his €3m/year wages, which they cannot really afford to pay if Donnarumma stays, so if the 21-year-old extends for the foreseeable future, the Spaniard would then need to be sold.It isn’t said if Aston Villa would be interested in such a deal, but perhaps it’s something Smith could look at if he enjoyed working with Reina during their brief stint together and he can guarantee him first-team football?by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Stuck behind Gianluigi Donnarumma at Milan, Pepe Reina used the January transfer window as an opportunity to find himself some first-team football, which he found at Aston Villa.last_img read more

NFF Allegedly Swindles Designer Of Super Eagles Much Celebrated World Cup Outfits

first_imgTheir sartorial elegance was the talk of Russia and caused a worldwide sensation on social media and though they might not have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup or even made any appreciable mark football wise, there is no question that the Super Eagles certainly won the World Cup of fashion.Their sold-out Nike designed jersey was adjudged the best at the Mundial and when they arrived for the World Cup, they came in matching elaborately embroidered Kaftans and broad hats that got tongues wagging so that even after they crashed out with a whimper to Argentina in the group stages, the Eagles could still point to the fact that they certainly made an impression with their fashion parade in their short time in Russia as attested by the BBC and Vogue Magazine.However, the whole buzz occasioned by their traditional attire seemed to have been facilitated by debt and what increasingly appears to be a calculated attempt by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to swindle a well-meaning Nigerian whose creative genius and enterprise birthed the team’s outfit to Russia.The much-celebrated outfits were the brainchild of Nigerian-Canadian Esimaje Vincent Awani the CEO of  Warri based GT-Stitches who won a competitive bidding process and put the outfits together for the entire squad in about 18 days.It appears though that the designer is yet to be paid for his work seven months after the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.In a tweet sent out in the early hours of today, Twitter user Òbí Diẹ̀kọ́ Nèsta (@nattydredskillz) alleges that after over seven months of preparing the Kaftans worn by the Super Eagles to Russia, the NFF are yet to make any payments to the designers of the gear GT-Stitches headed by the Warri based fashion designer Esimaje Vincent Awani.The tweet further alleges that NFF President Amaju Pinnick has been avoiding Mr. Awani and now no longer picks his calls.Mr. Awani is allegedly being owed despite the fact that the NFF were given N1.6 billion naira by the Federal Government for all matters pertaining to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.For a nation that regularly suffers from negative depictions in most of the world’s media, the immense goodwill generated by the Super Eagles World Cup was one of the very few times the world was united in casting Nigeria in a positive light, it seems churlish to say the least for the person whose labour of love and patriotic fervour fuelled the huge wave of global goodwill to be treated in this manner.RelatedEagles Have A 50-50 Chance – NFF President Amaju Pinnick on World Cup Draw (Audio)December 4, 2017In “Africa”Massive! NFF To Sponsor 100 Fans To Russia 2018 FIFA World CupNovember 27, 2017In “National Team”Siasia Urges NFF To Persist With Rohr Despite Early World Cup EliminationJuly 14, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

It’s no “happy little accident” the COVID-19 pandemic led to a boom in Bob Ross’ ‘The Joy of Painting’

first_imgTubi/Bob Ross Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — Though he’s been gone 25 years, ever-calming TV presence Bob Ross and his show The Joy of Painting has seen a resurgence — particularly in the high-stress world in which we now find ourselves.The show, famous for the painter’s calming voice and ability to whip up a masterpiece in every episode, has attracted a whole new generation of fans. Now the worldwide streaming service Tubi has picked up the public television series — and it’s more popular than ever, Joan Kowalski, CEO of Bob Ross Inc. tells ABC Audio. “It started about five years ago when there was an eight-day marathon on Twitch TV which brought out all the millennials, generation X, Y and Zs,” says Kowalski, whose parents discovered Ross and helped bring him to public TV in the ’80s.  “And then with the pandemic, we’ve gotten another surge with people staying at home and they remember how much they want to have Bob in their lives — and they’re painting, too!”With COVID-19, “They are watching like crazy and they’re starting to paint because they’re it’s a thing you can do by yourself,” Kowalski says.  “And just Bob’s whole disposition, his whole personality, of course, obviously is just perfect. People are…stressed out, and they’re trying to figure out what to do all their home. And that’s just a recipe for Bob Ross right there.”Additionally, Ross’ likeness can now be found on t-shirts, bobbleheads, and even a Funko Pop toy.“He always sort of liked that whole concept when he was alive,” says Kowalski. “[I]t’s probably the one thing that he would really loved a lot would be like the merchandise and everything. Any collectible you want, there a Bob Ross one, too, and just it’s taking off like crazy.” By Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bell powers Pirates past Cards 6-3 in Little League Classic

first_imgWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Despite spending the afternoon with 12-year-old Little Leaguers who idolize pros like himself, Josh Bell didn’t find himself dispensing much advice.“No one came to me and asked, ‘What do you think about my swing?’” Bell said. “It was more like, ‘Follow me on Instagram’ or like this or that picture. It was more lighthearted.”So he gave them a firsthand demonstration of how to hit one out.Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night.Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a 91-year-old minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World Series is taking place. Sitting in the front rows were admiring Little Leaguers who got to mingle with the big league stars earlier in the day, part of a Major League Baseball initiative to celebrate youth baseball.After the final out of MLB’s first regular-season game in Williamsport, the Pirates shook hands on the field as usual following a victory. And then — in a nod to Little League baseball — both teams lined up at home plate and shook hands with each other, throwing in some hugs and high-fives to finish off a feel-good day.“It was refreshing every once in a while to be able to look in the stands and see the kids watching the game,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “It was one of the highlights of my career.”Cardinals manager Mike Matheny also appreciated the atmosphere inside a 2,366-seat venue that was packed with 2,596 fans.“You can’t help but get caught up, especially these kids treating our players like they’re heroes as they walk through there,” Matheny said. “Pretty special stuff. I think that’s something they never get used to completely.”Bell sent a pitch from Mike Leake (7-12) over the right-center wall for a two-run shot in the first inning. The rookie slugger added a two-run single in the third to give Pittsburgh the lead for good.“He’s a maturing player,” Hurdle said. “His overall game has just found a good, competitive place at this level. He’s become a very definite guy that can do some damage at the plate.”Adam Frazier homered for the second straight game and Andrew McCutchen added an RBI grounder for the Pirates, who were the “home” team and won their second in a row to split the four-game series. They snapped a six-game skid with a rain-delayed victory Saturday in Pittsburgh.Pirates starter Ivan Nova (11-10) wasn’t affected by Saturday’s late finish. The team sent him to Williamsport early that day so he’d be rested and ready. And he was. Nova gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings.He got through a tough stretch in the fourth when St. Louis put two runners on with no outs. Nova struck out Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk before getting Jose Martinez to ground out.“No panic, no panic,” Nova said. “I was just trying to stay ahead.”Felipe Rivero got three outs for his 14th save in 15 chances. With runners on first and second, Paul DeJong hit a long fly to center field for the final out.Jedd Gyorko cut Pittsburgh’s lead to 3-2 with a two-run homer in the second, his 17th of the season. Wong had an RBI single for St. Louis in the sixth.The Pirates’ bullpen held the Cardinals to two hits after Nova’s exit.BLAST FROM THE PASTSt. Louis players Lance Lynn and Grichuk both starred for their respective Little League teams. Grichuk made back-to-back appearances in the Little League World Series for Richmond, Texas, in 2003 and 2004. Lynn’s team from Brownsburg, Indiana, went 0-3 in 1999.A couple of Pirates also had memories of Williamsport.Max Moroff was on the Maitland, Florida, team that advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 Little League World Series, and Hurdle spent a year managing the now-defunct Williamsport Bills, then a New York Mets affiliate. He was asked if any of the gear or keepsakes he signed Sunday had a Bills logo on it.“Not one Williamsport Bills item has popped up,” Hurdle said. “It was a very forgettable year.”The Bills went 60-79 in Hurdle’s lone season.LITTLE LEAGUERS TAKE PARTLittle League players took part all night, beginning with the opening pitch.A player from each team lined up from center field and around the bases to relay the first pitch to Pirates catcher Chris Stewart. Players also relayed lineup cards to officials, answered trivia questions on the field for Xboxes and signed memorabilia. Kids got the best seats in the house — in the front rows and winding around both dugouts.They also got a chance to take over the stadium public address system, announcing players as they walked to the plate, and were treated to nearly 200 snow cones bought by Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham.UP NEXTCardinals: St. Louis is off Monday before Lynn (10-6) opens a six-game homestand against San Diego on Tuesday. Lynn, who struggled with a 5.68 ERA in June, has lowered that to 2.00 in three August starts.Pirates: Gerrit Cole (10-8) faces the major league-leading Dodgers on Monday. Cole is 4-1 in his last eight starts.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, lower right, is introduced as Little League World Series teams, rear, from around the world line the infield before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more

Matawan’s new grid coach ready to get started

first_imgWhen John Kaye met with Matawan Regional High School’s football players as their new football coach after school on March 1, there wasn’t much of an introduction needed.Along with being the school’s varsity baseball coach for the past 15 years, Kaye was an assistant football coach for the past 18 years under Joe Martucci.Martucci resigned after his 28th season after the Huskies won their second NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoff championship in the last three seasons, all three seasons ending in trips to the championship game. Martucci, who had a 197- 81-1 record and five state titles, has agreed to coach the offensive backs at Kean University this fall.Not only did Martucci know Kaye well as colleagues on the sidelines, Martucci also has been the athletic director and will step down from that post in June.Will Kaye be able to remain as baseball coach for a program that has developed 13 players who went on to college and last year was a co-champion in the Shore Conference A Central Division?“That program is in a good position, and I’ll visit that decision at the end of the [baseball] season,” Kaye said.Two former players were the other finalists for the position of head football coach— Dave Monro, a former offensive coordinator at Raritan, and Charlie Marsh, who had worked as a defensive coordinator at Monmouth Regional before returning to Matawan’s staff last season.“I didn’t recommend anybody — that was the board’s decision — but I felt John Kaye was the best applicant because he has head coaching experience and has coached every position in this program except quarterback and receivers,” Martucci said.For now, Kaye is organizing a staff and maintaining an offseason program for the many returning players. He could not speculate at this time how much of a change will be made on the schemes on either side of the ball. “A lot of the staff will stay together, the same faces in different roles,” Kaye said. “What matters is the ones wearing the uniforms out there, the [jersey] numbers and colors.”Kaye was a head coach at Hillside from 1989 to 1995. He started his coaching career with two years as an assistant at Matawan and four years after that as a defensive coordinator at Scotch Plains before going to Hillside as head coach and then returning to Matawan.“I had other possibilities for head coaching jobs elsewhere since I came back, but felt it did not fit the right way, and I stayed here,” said Kaye. “When the position opened, I talked to my family about it and decided to apply.” Kaye chose to coach the freshman team this past season to allow him more time to follow the efforts in the same fall season of his daughter, Nicole, a defender on Matawan’s soccer team who is embarking after her graduation this spring on a college career at Ramapo.“I’mhonored to be mentioned in the same sentence as [former coaches] Joe Martucci and Barry Rizzo, legendary coaches not only in New Jersey but nationally,” Kaye said.Kaye is eager to take over a program that has further embedded itself in the community with the establishment of a Hall of Fame monument area at James C. Dwyer Sr. Memorial Alumni Park off the stadium entrance, a testament to the program’s tradition of success and development of players who went on to college and NFL careers, such as Jay Bellamy, who has served as special teams coach at Matawan and played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

Walsh: I’ll fight Pedraza

first_imgWalsh claimed a unanimous decision over Andrey Klimov in Harrow on Saturday to earn himself a shot at the Puerto Rican’s title.Klimov, 34, fought Jose Pedraza for the vacant title last year, losing on points, and his only other loss was handed out by current WBO and WBC super lightweight champion Terence Crawford in 2013.However, Walsh floored the California-based Russian in the sixth round on the way to a 119-108, 120-107, 120-107 points verdict to claim his 21st consecutive victory.The 30-year-old from Cromer, in Norfolk, is now willing to travel the world in order to face Pedraza, who defeated Liverpool’s Stephen Smith on points in his second defence of his title earlier this year.”If I had my way, it would 100 per cent be in Norwich,” Walsh told the BBC. “If not then we’ll travel away.””Let’s travel to America. Let’s get booed out of the arena with all of the odds against me. Let’s be the underdog. I’ll perform under that pressure I’m sure.”I’ll go anywhere to fight Pedraza. A ring is a ring to me.”last_img read more

I would have stayed if I was second – Rosberg

first_imgThe German’s announcement came just five days after winning his first – and now only – Drivers’ Championship title.And having achieved that goal at the end of an “intense” season, Rosberg retired.“I never give up so if I came second I would have going on for another year in 2017 for sure,” he said.Speaking about his 2016 championship, he added: “It was unbelievably intense and really indescribable at the last four races. That’s the moment where it was my championship to lose.“The last race is mentally the toughest thing I’ve done, except for watching my wife suffer through the birth of our daughter – that was a whole other level.”“Apart from that, it was the toughest thing mentally, incredible intensity. It was all the more special to come through after that and see the chequered flag and take the title.“Big respect also to Lewis, of course, who was a big competitor for all these years, at an awesome level and one of the best drivers out there for sure. Even that makes it that little bit more special as well that I was able to take it away from him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Formula One’s Nico Rosberg has claimed 23 race wins and 30 pole positions during his careerBERLIN, Germany, Dec 4 – Nico Rosberg has revealed that he would have remained in Formula 1 for the 2017 season had he not won this year’s World title.Rosberg shocked the F1 fraternity on Friday when he announced that he was retiring from the sport.last_img read more

Cardovillis returns to Quins as head coach

first_img0Shares0000Charles Cardovillis gives instructions to his Kabras Sugar players from the touchline during the Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa on September 2, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Kenya Harlequins on Monday confirmed the return of Charles Cardovillis to the team’s set up as head coach after leaving his role at Kabras earlier in the year, having gone to Western Kenya to take up the job last year.Cardovillis left the Ngong road stable for a new challenge at Kabras in May last year but his projected two year stay at the club as the Director of Rugby was cut short in June 2018. “We’d officially like to welcome back our prodigal son Charlie Cardo who’d taken a short trek across the country. Charles Cardovillis was named and confirmed as Head Coach of the Mighty Quins!” said a Tweet from the club.“No place like home.  I’m excited. There is a lot of work to be done in a short period, but I’m up for the challenge,” Cardovillis said in an interview with Raga House.We’d officially like to welcome back our prodigal son @charliecardo who’d taken a short trek across the country. Charles Cardovillis was named and confirmed as Head Coach of the Mighty Quins!And yes… the picture was deliberate. Once a Quin, Always a Quin! #SSS pic.twitter.com/fBfxXQ08oI— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) October 8, 2018The tactician will be immediately thrown into the deep end with his first task being this weekend when Quins take on Ngong Road rivals Impala Saracens in the quarter finals of this year’s Impala Flooodlit tournament at Impala Grounds.“I couldn’t have asked for a better draw. Great friends off the pitch but the biggest rival on it.  Been with the boys for two weeks now, still loads to do, but there’s really no extra motivation I can give the boys. The word Impala will have them drooling,” the tactician, fondly referred to as Cardo noted.Charles Cardovillis follows proceedings from the bench during a past Kabras SUgar match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHe has also said he is ready for the pressure that comes with being at the helm of the Ngong Road club, noting having been there before, he is ready for the pressure cooker.“Arguably, Kenya 7s aside, it’s the most high-pressure job in Kenya Rugby and sport in Kenya. My immediate goals are to get some proper sound structures in place.  Get the boys playing a beautiful brand of rugby and ultimately put some trophies in the cabinet. In terms of players I have to make sure our current crop is happy. Happy players give you results,” the tactician further stated.After Floodies the tactician will shift his target to the Kenya Cup which they have not won since 2012.Quins are in conference A of the 2018/2019 season alongside champions KCB, Homeboyz, Mwamba, Nondies and Oilers.Their first game of the season on Saturday November 17 will be against Mwamba at home before heading out to Oilers a week later.The tactician will look to transmit some of the success he had with Kabras in his short stay, having led them to the national sevens circuit overall crown deposing Homeboyz while leading the team to a second consecutive Kenya final where they narrowly lost to KCB.-Additional info courtesy Raga House0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more