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Kendrick Lamar Adds More Dates To “DAMN.” Tour

first_imgComing off the release of his widely-acclaimed new album DAMN., Kendrick Lamar has announced a full-blown North American tour, set to begin in July and run through the beginning of September. Lamar previously announced 17 dates, that included stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland, and Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, with both Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. billed as opening support.Today, the west coast rapper and hip-hop phenomenon has announced a new batch of dates, including shows in Anaheim, Chicago, Toronto, Charlotte, Nashville, and Miami with both D.R.A.M. and YG billed as opening support.DAMN. comes after his 14-track To Pimp A Butterfly, which won a Grammy Award for best album in 2015, and last year’s surprise untitled unmastered. His raw talent continues to shine in this new 14-track LP, which features collaborations with Rihanna, U2, and LA-based Zacari. Additionally, James Black, BadBadNotGood, and The Alchemist have all received credits, with production credits to Mike WiLL Made It on a number of tracks. Listen to the album here.See below for the full tour schedule, and head to Kendrick Lamar’s official website for more information.Kendrick Lamar 2017 Tour Dates:07/06 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival d’été de Québec07/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena %07/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center %07/15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center %07/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Infitinite Energy Arena %07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center %07/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center %07/21 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center %07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden %07/25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre %07/26 – Aurburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Aurburn Hills %07/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center %07/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center %08/01 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome %08/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena %08/04 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena %08/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena %08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center %08/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center #08/12 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center #08/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center #08/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center #08/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena #08/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center #08/20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #08/22 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #08/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre #08/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center #08/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center #08/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #09/01 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena #09/02 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena #% = w/ Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.# = w/ YG and D.R.A.M.last_img read more

Teens snub PB

first_imgMost eat home-made sandwichesThe UGA study found that economic status also influences how manypeanut butter sandwiches Georgia students eat. Students fromcounties of higher per capita income were found to eat fewersandwiches and eat them less often.Of the students surveyed, 82 percent eat school-prepared lunches.Of those, the study found that 41 percent like the taste ofschool-prepared peanut butter sandwiches.The survey showed that students who buy school lunches eat fewerpeanut butter sandwiches than those who bring lunches from home.”School lunches usually offer more choices than home-preparedlunches,” Fletcher said. “But the students who like the taste ofschool-prepared peanut butter sandwiches were found to eat themmore often.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaBy the time they enter high school, students begin to show manysigns of maturity. Cutting back on an old childhood standard, thepeanut butter sandwich, is a newfound sign uncovered by aUniversity of Georgia survey of school-age children. Tweens eat more than young kids”Surprisingly, we found that middle school students are morelikely to eat peanut butter sandwiches and tend to consume themmore frequently than elementary school students,” said StanleyFletcher, an agricultural economist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “And high schoolstudents avoid them.”Fletcher doesn’t know why high school students turn away frompeanut butter sandwiches.”It could be that high school students, in a transition periodfrom teenagers to adults, begin to adopt the dietary style ofadults,” he said. “They start cutting back on candy and on peanutbutter, too.”last_img read more

Passion to help: A credit union leadership quality that drives financial inclusion

first_img 128SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Rebecca Carpenter Rebecca Carpenter is corporate communications manager for the World Council of Credit Unions, the international trade association and development agency for credit unions. She is on a mission to connect, … Details People helping people. It is the credit union creed that propels us to better serve members—no matter who, nor where, they are. We must acknowledge that credit unions would not exist, nor survive, without its employees’ persistent passion to help others.Where does this passion come from? It begins with industry leaders, many of whom achieved success because they embraced ‘improving lives through credit unions’ as more than a career, but a way of life. This is true for two female CEOs, Dolores Rivera Ramírez and Anne Cochran, whose careers stemmed from a natural desire to help.Dolores Rivera Ramírez – General Manager, Caja Zongolica; Chair, ENTURA MexicoVeracruz, MexicoIn 1994, Dolores Rivera Ramírez started the first credit union in Zongolica, Mexico, to meet the needs of poor residents in her rural community. Under her leadership, Caja Zongolica has grown to 67,000 members.Zongolica is an indigenous region—one of Mexico’s poorest and most marginalized—that is best known for coffee production and its remote mountainous terrain.The credit union built its success by establishing members’ trust. With 13 branches located within the region, Dolores only hires locals that can speak the indigenous language of the communities they serve, Nahuatl.“If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain will come to Mohammed,” Dolores said about the credit union’s philosophy to bring financial services wherever people need them.Since 2003, Caja Zongolica has participated in World Council’s Rural Microfinance Technical Assistance Program (PATMIR), which links rural residents to credit unions using an innovative rural finance methodology, coined Semilla Cooperativa [cooperative seed]. Dolores was among the first to pilot handheld transaction technology to deliver financial education, services and products to remote community groups. This outreach model has since expanded throughout Mexico and into other countries.Through PATMIR, Caja Zongolica belongs to a strategic alliance network with World Council, the Mexican government’s development bank and other development organizations to facilitate broader rural development across Mexico, including agriculture and education.Financial education and savings mobilization are major objectives at Caja Zongolica. For many locals, this credit union is the first financial institution to ever serve them. In addition to events and workshops throughout the area, the headquarters features an education center that teaches financial skills, particularly for youth. Staff also lead craft making workshops to provide members with a source of livelihood and encourage early habits of money management and savings at the credit union.As Dolores’ experience, connections and success keep reaching new heights, she has been able to extend her leadership beyond the community. She is now chair of ENTURA Mexico, a financial services company that is leading national efforts to expand credit union payments services. The president of Mexico, government bodies and state banks all seek advice from Dolores and offer their support on efforts to advance financial inclusion and digital payments.Anne Cochran – President & CEO, Louisiana Credit Union League; Chair, World Council of Credit UnionsLouisiana, USAAnne Cochran—a native of Ireland—has dedicated her past 15 years to credit unions, not only at home in Louisiana, but across the nation and globe.“My passion for the entire credit union movement knows no bounds,” said Anne during her inauguration as World Council of Credit Unions’ first ever female chair last July. “I pledge to you to continue to grow that passion in my new role.”Anne has continuously put credit unions first, at work and in her free time. She led the Louisiana Credit Union League to attain a record high affiliation ratio, while uniting 26 credit unions to create a shared-branching network that became one of the state’s most successful cooperatives. Following Hurricane Katrina, Anne also developed the Louisiana Credit Union Foundation to provide financial assistance for statewide disaster relief efforts, and provide educational opportunities for credit union employees and volunteers.At the same time, Anne has tirelessly volunteered to help credit unions and associations worldwide grow and prosper. From serving on several boards and committees, to hosting developing credit unions from Africa and Russia, to traveling internationally to speak at events and trainings, she finds happiness in spreading financial inclusion through credit unions.Anne’s most recent trip was to Mexico, where she met with Dolores Rivera Ramírez at Caja Zongolica. Together they met with remote community groups to watch and learn how the credit union processes financial transactions via tablets and mobile printers, and teaches financial education. They visited with credit union staff and members of all ages to better understand Caja Zongolica’s extensive impact on the region. Throughout the visit, Anne expressed her support and gained insights she can share with the global movement.Anne admits that balancing work, volunteering and home life has been a challenge over the years, but she “makes it work.” Her experiences have contributed to her wide understanding and sensitivity to the diverse needs of credit unions to help more people.Anne Cochran presents Dolores Rivera Ramírez with a gift to recognize Caja Zongolica’s success in Mexico’s financial sector.As two strong female leaders from different worlds, Dolores and Anne share a compassion for others and an eagerness to constantly seek new ways to better serve members. As long-time participants in World Council’s development activities, World Credit Union Conference and Global Women’s Leadership Network, they take advantage of opportunities to learn and share best practices with credit unions throughout Mexico and worldwide. Both women help improve our global credit union community.last_img read more

Find alternatives to arming teachers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere are problems with arming teachers and setting up metal detectors in schools in order to deter school shootings. Money is one problem. Schools already are underfunded, and using tax dollars to arm and train teachers would be an incredible waste. Five hundred dollars for a metal detector might sound cheap. But to a school that can barely afford school supplies for teachers and students, it isn’t.Another problem is that armed teachers and metal detectors don’t actually address the issue of gun violence. Things like licenses, registrations and insurance for guns could help the problem. Raise the legal age to buy a gun. If the drinking age is 21 because people can’t drink responsibly when they are younger, then they probably can’t use a gun responsibly either. Taylor WilliamGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Two-level trackside living set to appeal to buyers and investors

first_imgIt’s not just the racetrack that will draw punters to this home.Steven Brockington already knows he’s going to regret selling his Hendra property today.His four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 126 Mein St, has the perfect backdrop which will never be built out — a racetrack.Mr Brockington, an engineer, has lived at the property for almost four years however has plans to downsize and start a business.Steve Brockington is selling his Mein Street house that over looks the Eagle Farm Racecourse. Picture: Liam KidstonWith family connections within the racing industry, Mr Brockington said his brother was a bloodstock agent, and his uncle worked his entire life at the Eagle Farm racecourse.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News.05:09“I’ve always loved being around racehorses, so this property appealed to me,” he said.“I’m definitely going to miss living here. I’m in the quiet part of the street, and directly opposite the winning post. You can see everything from here.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The views from 126 Mein Street, Hendra.Mr Brockington said he hoped someone in the racing industry would buy his home.“I think it would be nice for someone who appreciates the position and someone who loves horses,” he said.The open-plan home has two levels and multiple living areas.LJ Hooker New Farm selling agents Andrea Crossan and Mark Everson said the new development plan set down for the Eagle Farm racetrack would create a unique backdrop to this amazing property.The racetrack can be seen from the home’s deck. Inside 126 Mein Street, Hendra.Ms Crossan said the property was on a large 789sq m parcel of land which was well sought after and becoming less available with the current trend of splitting blocks and building housing boundary to boundary.“With four-bedrooms, a swimming pool and a back deck overlooking the manicured lawns of Eagle Farm, this property will never lose it views and sense of space and distance,” Ms Crossan said.The property goes to auction on April 1 at 11am.last_img read more

Turning failure into success

first_imgThe Australian Real Estate Conference is held on the Gold Coast once a year with AREC 2019 set for June 2-3. Picture: Regi VargheseTodd Duncan has ridden the highs and lows of real estate and come out smiling.At age 46, Todd Duncan went through the worst of times when his wife passed away from breast cancer, leaving him with two boys age 11 and 13. At the same time, a spectacular business fail wiped out 50 per cent of his net worth.“I was crying in the hallway after my wife had died and my 13-year-old son looked at me and said, ‘Dad, you have to do what you teach everybody else to do. You can’t stop. You have to keep going’.”“So that’s what I did. We all have loss. We’re going to go through that, and it’s how we go through it that makes the biggest difference.”Duncan is a business coach, transformation speaker and best-selling author based in Las Vegas, USA. He’s been dubbed the mortgage and real estate world’s answer to self help guru Tony Robbins (minus the firewalking).“That’s a compliment,” he says. “I like to think that we’ve made a significant impact. But what I do differently is I get people inspired to take action in a way that is sustainable, without them having to come back and continue to go to seminars.” 3. Turn down the promotion, turn up the emotion and convert more contracts. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 1. Use trust as a disruptive strategy to win more business and eliminate objections More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago 2. Develop uniqueness in a sea of sameness and prospect more effectively Duncan believes trust is the biggest disruptor in the real estate industry today.“Trust is the hardest thing to gain, it’s the easiest thing to lose and it’s the most important thing to hang on to.”“We trust brands, we trust products, we trust services, we trust people. Then we don’t trust those very same things, depending on our most recent experience with them.”“People make decisions in the blink of an eye. If you’re in an industry where trust is an issue, you can use it as a disruptive advantage. It’s a soft skill — it’s about empathy and it’s about connection. If you can make relationships work you can make the world work.”“If I was in an industry where trust was an issue, I would make it my USP (unique selling proposition). Because people pay for trust.” *Todd Duncan is a keynote speaker at AREC 2019. (Source: AREC 2019) AREC 2019 keynote speaker Todd Duncan. Picture: Supplied/McGrathDuncan started his working life as a real estate broker in southern California.He clearly remembers his first sale: a small block of four apartments for $101,000.“What was most exciting about that transaction was that it was my first, and it was the investor’s first, and I got the joy of helping him buy and the joy of making my first deal.”Since then, Duncan’s career seriously took off. He’s become one of the US real estate industry’s best know figures, with 17 books under his belt (including two New York Times bestsellers) and more than three million ‘mentorees’ attending his events across the globe.But it hasn’t all been plain sailing. After he came close to losing everything he’d worked for, Duncan gave an interview to Success magazine … about his failure.“I have to tell you it wasn’t easy,” he admits. “When you own a success company, and you teach people all around the world how to be successful, and now all of a sudden you have this massive failure, how do you do that?” TODD’S TIPS: “I made one really big mistake but I learnt from that mistake. I knew I only wanted to make that mistake once. You learn your lessons and you move forward. To this day, nobody in my company can sign a cheque except for me.”The interview was downloaded more than four million times.“People in business who are risking their own capital to build their dreams, they appreciate vulnerability,” says Duncan. “I found the way to handle failure was to be true, and to be authentic, and to be vulnerable, and to be trustworthy.”last_img read more

Survey Underway for Port Angeles Shoreline Makeover

first_imgPlanning is underway to remove the dock and jetty at the Rayonier Mill Site in Port Angeles Harbor, reports the Washington State Department of Ecology.They announced that residents, in late August, will see some field survey work taking place at the dock and shoreline area leased by Rayonier Advanced Materials in Port Angeles.The work is a collaboration among the state Department of Ecology, Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).“The site work will support the engineering design of the plan to remove the marine structures and restore the shoreline,” said Carla Yetter, Vice President of Sustainability for RYAM.The initial survey work is the result of ongoing dialogue between the company and state agencies.While the work plan for the project is not yet complete, the field survey work this month will serve to inform the group as to the next steps to build out the timeline and scope of work for the project, which will include: removal of the dock and jetty, and clean-up of contaminated sediment and the shoreline to achieve marine habitat restoration.last_img read more

Klopp wary of ‘world-class’ Mourinho

first_img Mourinho’s honeymoon period in north London is over after a run of just two wins in Tottenham’s last seven games, but he has consistently been a thorn in Liverpool’s side with Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. “Jose Mourinho is a world-class manager with a specific mindset. I would say he wants to win with all he has. I respect that a lot,” said Klopp. “That means each situation his team is in, he tries to use for his team.” Klopp picked up his fourth Premier League manager of the month prize of the season on Friday as reward for navigating a gruelling December schedule across four different competitions without dropping a point. Liverpool are 13 points clear with a game in hand over closest challengers Leicester and Manchester City as they seem destined to end a 30-year wait to win the league. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who picked up the player of the month award, insists they cannot afford to get over-excited. Loading… “We know we can’t get too excited and we know that nothing has been won yet. If we want to be a successful team then we have to keep going until the end,” said the England international. “Obviously we are in a good position, which is something that we can’t ignore. We’re playing well, we’re on a good run of form but we can’t take that for granted because there are shock results week in, week out in the Premier League. Read Also: Tottenham agree £28m deal for AC Milan striker “If we get our mentality and the game-plan right then we know that with the quality that we’ve got then we’re confident going into games. But we can’t be overly-confident and arrogant. We need to know our quality and make sure we produce it.” Klopp confirmed that James Milner and Naby Keita will miss the trip to Tottenham due to muscle injuries. Fabinho and Dejan Lovren are also not ready to return, but could be fit for the visit of Manchester United next weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Jose Mourinho remains a world class coach and a threat to his side’s unbeaten Premier League record when the European champions travel to Tottenham on Saturday. A massive 28-point gap separates the sides that contested the Champions League final just seven months ago with Liverpool running away with the title, while sixth-placed Spurs’ ambition is just to make it back into the top four. ‘World class’: Jurgen Klopp (right) is full of respect for Jose Mourinho (left) Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Record spend for top-flight clubs

first_imgPremier League clubs spent a record £950million in the 2014-15 summer and winter transfer windows. Press Association Spending in the 2015 winter market equalled the £130million invested the previous year. Deadline day had a low-key feel about it, but clubs still spent more on the final day of this window – £45million – than they did on 2014 deadline day (£35million). The final figure of £130million was well down on the record winter spend of £225million in 2011, when Chelsea broke the record for a transfer between British clubs with their £50million purchase of Fernando Torres from Liverpool. center_img But the overall spend across the 2014-15 season puts the previous best of £760million from the 2013-14 season in the shade and underlines the increased buying power of English top-flight clubs as they benefit from enhanced broadcasting revenues. Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “Given the record level of spending seen in the summer, it is not entirely surprising that we haven’t seen a new record for the January window. However, with all Premier League clubs recording record revenues, we might have expected one or two more major deals in this window. “Despite the relative restraint we have seen in the January window, 2014-15 is still a record season for Premier League spending. Last season saw Premier League spending surpass the £700million threshold for the first time, and the revenue growth at Premier League clubs is such that they have been able to record a combined transfer spend this season of over £950million.” Some of the other key findings of Deloitte’s research were: :: The acquisition of new players from overseas clubs accounted for £65million (50 per cent) of Premier League clubs’ gross transfer spending, followed by acquisitions from fellow Premier League clubs (£55million, 42 per cent), and acquisitions from Football League clubs (£10million, eight per cent). :: Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have been the biggest gross spenders in this window, accounting for around 50 per cent of the total Premier League spend. :: In aggregate, Premier League clubs have now spent over £1.3 billion to acquire new players in the 13 January transfer windows (2003-15). On average, the clubs’ transfer spending in January is equivalent to around one-fifth of total transfer spending in each year. :: Premier League clubs’ net transfer spend was around £40million (2014: £35million; 2013: £70million; 2012: £25million; 2011: £90million), this being the net amount that flows to overseas clubs and Football League clubs. Player transfers out of the Premier League generated around £30million of receivables for the clubs, including from the transfer of Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg. :: Over the past decade, Premier League clubs’ January transfer spending has typically exceeded that of other European leagues. This is due in part to the Premier League’s long-established mechanism that distributes broadcasting revenues on a more equal basis compared to the other big five leagues. :: Top division clubs in Italy are the second-highest gross spenders this January, with total reported transfer spending of around 50 per cent of the Premier League total. Total transfer spending by top division clubs in both Germany and Spain was around 40 per cent of that by Premier League clubs. Meanwhile gross transfer spending by French clubs was around a quarter of that seen at Premier League clubs. last_img read more

Guyana’s U-15 team wing out for Puerto Rico today

first_img-confident ahead of basketball tournamentBy Daniel HaynesTHE Guyana Male Under- 15 basketball team is set to depart Guyana today for the Under -15 Centro Basket Tournament in Puerto Rico. The team played its first warm-up game Thursday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall where they took on The Bishops’ High School Under -16 team. They made light work of the Bishops’ side with a scoreline of 52-34,winning by 18 points.According to Willon Camera, coach of the team, the team looked confident throughout the encounter.“It was a very good effort from them; being their first game together and having(just) a few days at training camp,” stated Cameron. “They were efficient on offence and communicated(well) on defence, and that’s something I’m happy to see,” he added.Willon compared the team to the U-16 silver medal winner in the Caribbean Basketball Championships, stating that mentally, this current U-15 team is tougher.“These guys don’t ever give up and they always find a way to adapt to every situation; they might be facing tall obstacles but they put their heads down and fight to overcome obstacles,” Cameron stated.He added that the CBC U-16 team relied heavily on their talent to get them through games but did not have the same level of fight.When asked about the team’s chances at the tournament and his expectations, he stated:“Well, it being our first time at Centro Basket level and U-15, it’s tough to predict what will happen, but despite that I will be proud of any outcome and with what I am seeing from this group of youngsters, basketball in Guyana has a bright future.”The championships will take place from August 24 to August 28 in Patillas, Puerto Rico.last_img read more