City fan wins big in the Robins Lotto

first_imgMr Doyle, aged 94, won the weekly rollover jackpot prize which starts at £500 and increases by £200 each week which it is not won. He has been a member of City’s official lottery scheme since its conception, Mr Doyle, whose daughter and grandson were presented with a cheque for the sum of £4700 on his behalf, told the Foundation that he was absolutely “thrilled”In addition to the weekly jackpot rollover, there are also five prizes of £20 and one £50 prize, as well as a monthly jackpot of £500 and signed City memorabilia.All Robins Lotto members are automatically entered into the weekly draws and gain access to a number of exclusive Robins Lotto events.Take a chance, make a changeAll proceeds of the Robins Lotto go directly towards supporting the fantastic community work carried out by City’s official charity.To find out more about becoming a Robins Lotto member click here or call 0117 963 0636.Become a member todaylast_img read more

High school track and field: Outdoor season starts Thursday at Benton

first_imgThe high school outdoor track and field season begins Thursday at Benton with the annual Shamocus Patton Memorial Benton Tiger Relays sponsored by Home Federal Bank.Field events begin at 3 p.m. and running events start at 4.Teams competing are Benton, Bossier, Cedar Creek, Haughton, Lakeside, Mansfield, Northwood, Ouachita Christian, Ouachita Parish, Parkway, St Mary’s, West Ouachita and West Monroe.West Monroe and Ouachita Parish are the defending boys and girls champions, respectively.Haughton, the three-time reigning District 1-5A champion, finished just 5.5 points behind West Monroe. Parkway finished second in the girls division.Haughton senior sprinter Josh Lister, a Navarro College signee, is the top returning male athlete in Bossier Parish.Lister is already a state champion, having won the 60-meter dash in the LHSAA State Indoor Meet a week ago Saturday.Last year, Lister was undefeated in the 100 until the Class 5A state meet. He had the top qualifying time but was disqualified because of a false start.With Lavonta Gipson and Kynan Hayes returning, the Bucs figure to be strong in the sprints again.Lister, Hayes and Gipson ran on Haughton’s 5A state champion 4X100-meter team.Haughton’s David Leitnaker, the defending 1-5A champion in the pole vault, also returns.Parkway looks to be strong in the boys and girls distance events as usual.Cole Billiot was the runner-up in the boys 3,200 in the state indoor meet. Airline’s Seth Papineau and Will Dart will also be strong competitors. Papineau is the reigning 1-5A champ in the 1,600 and 3,200.Parkway lost standout runner Sara Funderburk to graduation, but the Lady Panthers have added transfer Adrianna Wilder. She won the 3,200 in the state indoor meet. Parkway’s Darius Bradford is the defending 1-5A 200-meter champion. Stoney Butler tied for second in the 1-5A pole vault.Haughton returns Class 5A girls javelin state runner-up Savannah O’Neal, who also competes in the hurdles.Benton has won five straight District 1-4A girls championships and should be strong again.Taylor Davis finished second in the high jump in the indoor meet and Keke West was third in the triple jump. West was fourth in the 4A state outdoor meet last year. Davis finished fifth as a freshman.Also returning are reigning 1-4A champions Peyton Reeder (110 hurdles), Mallorie Gill (javelin), Rheagan White (discus) and Peyton Singletary (shot put). Breanna Bundy and Georgia Carroway, who finished 1-2 in the pole vault, are also back. Hailey McGhee and Megan Rainwater are two others with experience that coach Barry Plunkett will be counting on to score points.Benton had a string of four straight 1-4A boys titles broken last season with a runner-up finish to Huntington. The Tigers should field another competitive team.District runner-up John Westmoreland returns in the hurdles along with defending pole vault champion Conner Toms.Bossier’s Xavier Venious, who swept the 110 and 300 hurdles in the District 1-4A meet last season, is another athlete to watch this season.Plain Dealing’s Teunna Perry, who was named the Outstanding Performer in the Class 1A meet last season, is one of the top returning female athletes in Northwest Louisiana. She is the defending state champion in the long, triple and high jumps.Airline’s Brittany and Jasmine Roberson won District 1-5A championships in the 400 and high jump, respectively, as underclassmen last season. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Everton and Crystal Palace both interested in French club’s captain, only…

first_imgEarlier on Tuesday, we covered a claim in L’Equipe stating that Crystal Palace were one of the frontrunners to sign Alban Lafont from Toulouse this summer after ‘multiple contacts’ with his entourage. While that was exciting enough, it appears Roy Hodgson has fallen in love with more than one player in the south of France, as the manager has been keeping an eye on the goalkeeper’s team-mate Issa Diop.As well as the Eagles, Everton have also taken an avid interest in the 21-year-old centre-back, with L’Equipe reporting both sides, as well as West Ham, have spent time scouting him over the course of the past campaign.Described as a ‘rational’ man, Diop is said to be aware that he needs to leave Toulouse to further his career, and clubs like Crystal Palace and the Toffees could be ideal for him to continue to grow as a footballer.Embed from Getty ImagesAlready the Ligue 1 side’s captain despite being so young, it goes without saying a regular starting spot would have to be promised in order to get a deal over the line.Looking at the two sides, perhaps Everton have a greater chance of offering that, with most of their backline on the wrong side of 30, but who knows what Roy Hodgson has planned for the upcoming 2018-19 Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge 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.asiaUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

LSU at Texas A&M Preview Capsule

first_imgWHAT: LSU at Texas A&M.WHERE: Kyle Field (capacity, 106,000) in College Station, Texas.WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.TV: ESPN.RADIO: LSU Radio Network.WEATHER: Great tailgating weather in the afternoon with clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s. During the game, the temperature will dip into the low 40s. No chance of rain with 5 mph winds from the southeast and 72 percent humidity.RANKINGS: Neither team is ranked.RECORDS: LSU is 7-4, 3-4 in the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M 7-4, 3-4 in the SEC.SEASON SO FAR: LSU – W No. 14 Wisconsin, 28-24, at Houston; W Sam Houston State, 56-0; W Louisiana-Monroe, 31-0; L No. 14 Mississippi State, 34-29; W New Mexico State, 63-7; L at No. 5 Auburn 41-7. W at Florida, 30-27; W Kentucky, 41-3; W No. 3 Ole Miss, 10-7; L No. 3 Alabama, 20-13 in OT. L at Arkansas, 17-0.TEXAS A&M – W at No. 9 South Carolina, 52-28; W Lamar, 73-3; W Rice, 38-10; W at SMU, 58-6; W Arkansas at Arlington, Texas, 35-28 in OT; L at No. 12 Mississippi State, 48-31; L No. 3 Ole Miss, 35-20; L at No. 7 Alabama, 59-0; W Louisiana-Monroe, 21-16; W at No. 3 Auburn, 41-38; L Missouri, 34-27.POINT SPREAD: LSU is a 2-point favorite.INJURY REPORT: LSU – Starting LG Vadal Alexander (hand) is expected to play. Starting C Elliott Porter (ankle) will not play. TB Kenny Hilliard (shoulder) will not play. TEXAS A&M – Starting DE Myles Garrett (concussion) and starting DT Ivan Robinson (undisclosed) are probable.SERIES: LSU leads 29-20-3, but trails in College Station by 7-2-1. … The Tigers won the last game at Texas A&M, 24-19, in 2012. … LSU has won three straight, including a 41-24 in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7, 2011. … Texas A&M beat LSU five straight times from 1991-95.PREDICTION: LSU 24, Texas A&M 20.THIS GAME DAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY: On Nov. 27, 1982, LSU suffered one of its worst upsets as the No. 7 and Orange Bowl bound Tigers at 8-1-1 lost to 3-7 Tulane, 31-28, in Tiger Stadium.QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I think that this is a young enough team that really wants to improve and is not really ready to put next year in the near vision.”– LSU coach Les Mileslast_img read more

‘Realistic’ that Manchester United agree transfer terms today – Player can…

first_imgBild report Manchester United and the Bundesliga club are on the ‘verge of a breakthrough’ and that there were positive talks on Thursday evening.The Premier league club have been open to Werder taking Chong on a two year loan, without a buying clause, but the move hit problems when it came to finances. Werder were taken aback when United demanded both a loan fee and asked the German club to pay all of the 20 year old’s wages for the loan period.As far as Bild are concerned, Manchester United are now softening on the wage stance, and things are so advanced that it’s ‘realistic’ a deal can be agreed on Friday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his agreement to the transfer, and it’s again stated the move could be done early. Werder Bremen are set to travel to their preseason training camp today, and the German newspaper suggest Chong could join up with them on Friday evening.That would mean him missing the remaining Europa League matches, and having no holiday before getting to work with Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoSingtel PowerInstant savings and a $50 rebate.Singtel PowerUndo Werder Bremen seem to be coming out of their panic that a deal for Tahith Chong will collapse and are again bathing themselves in optimism.last_img read more

Naomi Osaka wins second US Open title

first_imgNEW YORK: Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her second US Open title after beating Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka in the first set. Osaka, the fourth seed, defeated their opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium.This is the 22 – year – old Osaka’s third Grand Slam title. Osaka has previously won the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019.The 31-year-old Azarenka defeated Osaka in the first set in just 26 minutes. Osaka made thirteen errors in the first set. Osaka made a comeback in the second set with a 2-0 lead over Azarenka. Osaka won its first Grand Slam in 2018, defeating Serena Williams.Content Highlights: Naomi Osaka wins second US Open titlelast_img read more

Tipp senior hurling ¼ final fixtures confirmed

first_imgBorris-Ileigh go up against Drom & Inch is on Sunday at 1.30pm in Holycross.Finally Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Clonoulty-Rossmore on Sunday at 4pm in Templetuohy.There are two O’Riain Cup quarter finals on Saturday as JK Brackens take on Ballingarry in Littleton and Templederry play Cashel King Cormacs in Drombane.Both games throw in at 2pm. Photo © Nenagh Eire Og Twitter Account Following last weekends preliminary quarter-finals we’re down to the last eight in the County Senior Hurling Championships.Éire Óg Annacarty against Nenagh Éire Óg is on Saturday next at 4pm in the Ragg.Toomevara versus Kiladangan is on Saturday at 1.45pm in Cloughjordan.last_img read more

RAP deemed a success by participants

first_imgThe just concluded virtual Referees Assistance Programme (RAP), the first to be hosted utilising the online platform, has been deemed a major success by the participants. “The thought of RAP 2020 on an online platform for the first time because of the COVID 19 got me excited and I wasn’t disappointed,” FIFA Referee Maureese Skeete was quoted as saying in a press release from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).“I’m now in a better position theoretically to make the best decisions when I’m back out on the field of play,” he added.According to Skeete, the course content, materials and technology were excellent and he was impressed by the delivery of the different instructors on the platform. “The fact that FIFA & the GFF are finding ways to keep us updated with the new Law changes and materials during these difficult times is commendable,” he declared.The annual three day seminar was held   July 24th, 26th and 27th for the duration of two and half hours daily and attracted 35 participants.Among the areas covered during the sessions were injury treatment, nutrition/fluid intake, review of the Laws of the Game 2020/2021 changes and clarifications, handball and challenges. “The course, held under the auspices of the FIFA Regional Development Office, was led by FIFA Regional Development Officer, Javier Santos, and he was assisted by Instructors Jeffery Solis and Alan Brown of Costa Rica with IT support from Mark Cahen of the CONCACAF Refereeing Department. Local Technical Instructors were Ingram Johnson, Abdulla Hamid, Sherwin Moore and Fitness Instructor Lindley Langhorne.”Meanwhile, Head of GFF’s Refereeing Department Dion Inniss, during brief remarks said, “Training and development of referees is an ongoing process: this medium of training in an online environment is novel and has been fully embraced by the match officials. I was very impressed with how quickly the participants adapted to the use of the online tools. At the beginning there was some apprehension as to how this will work, especially considering that the internet connectivity is not the best in most parts of Guyana.”He added, “The difficulties encountered were minor and there was maximum participation from referees in the safety and comfort of their homes. The department intends to intensify our online programmes to prepare referees for the restart of outdoor activities whenever that time comes. I wish to thank the FIFA Development Office for facilitating the 2020 RAP Course.”last_img read more

INSIDE AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola, Others Promise Super Eagles Monetary Gifts

first_imgThe day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa (conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen.On a visit to the team’s Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel on Thursday morning, during which he urged the players to even redouble their efforts in order to cross the semi-final stage on Sunday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick put a call through to the two well -known philanthropists and tasked them to commit to supporting the team.While Dangote made a pledge of $50,000 to the team for every goal in their remaining two matches at the championship, Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for every goal.Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who holds Nigeria’s second highest national honour (GCON) is the President of Dangote Group and is ranked as the richest person of African descent in the world. The Dangote Group has interests in various commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.Oil baron Femi Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian international players, including 1980 AFCON winning team captain Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene.Further words of encouragement came from His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) following Wednesday night’s victory, with the President urging “the team and their handlers to be focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.”It would be recalled that following their Round of 16 defeat of Cup holders Cameroon in Alexandria on Saturday, businessman Captain Hosea Wells Okunbo pledged the sum of $20,000 for every player, while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu came good with $5,000 for every player.NFF’s Official Optimum Partner AITEO also weighed in with the sum of $75,000, being $25,000 for each of the three goals scored by the team against the Indomitable Lions.Relatedlast_img read more

Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal

first_imgDidier Drogba was Arsenal’s tormentor again as Chelsea tightened their grip at the top of the Premier League.Arsenal paid the price for the failure to take the chances they created in periods of domination at Stamford Bridge – and for their continuing inability to contain Drogba as Carlo Ancelotti’s champions stretched out a four-point lead over their title rivals.Arsene Wenger’s side came close through Marouane Chamakh and Laurent Koscielny, while Andrey Arshavin brought a superb save from Petr Cech before Drogba struck his 13th goal against The Gunners as the interval approach.He applied a clever finish to Ashley Cole’s cross to give Chelsea a lead that was against the run of play, but gave them a precious lead which they protected in trademark fashion.And for all Arsenal’s pretty passing and intricate patterns in the second half, it was Chelsea who applied the killer blow five minutes from time when Alex concluded a fast bowler’s run-up with a true touch of Brazil as he lashed a long-range free-kick high beyond Lukasz Fabianski.Wenger may take heart from the fact that Arsenal were not swept aside in the manner they were against Chelsea last season, although there were moments of slackness at the back, but there was no consolation in a familiar scoreline as they were once again beaten by their fierce London rivals. For Chelsea boss Ancelotti, attending the game despite the recent death of his father, there was satisfaction in the manner in which his side responded to their first Premier League defeat of the season at Manchester City.Arsenal, on the receiving end of comprehensive defeats against Chelsea at home and away in the Premier League last season, showed no inferiority complex as they almost scored twice inside the first 60 seconds.Chamakh’s header from Bacary Sagna’s cross was only inches away with Cech beaten, before Koscielny somehow headed the resulting corner over the top, despite standing almost on the goalline.And as Arsenal continued to dominate the opening exchanges, Arshavin forced a fine save from Cech and Samir Nasri was narrowly off target with a low drive.The threat of Drogba hung over Arsenal like a cloud, however, and he posted the warning signs by forcing a desperate block from Fabianski with an angled drive. Almost inevitably, for all Arsenal’s superiority, it was Drogba who made the first half’s decisive contribution as Chelsea went ahead after 39 minutes. Ramires did well to win possession before feeding Cole, whose near post cross was met with a subtle flick from Drogba that flew in via the near post. It was very much against the run of play – and Wenger’s frustration was plain to see on the touchline.Arsenal refused to be discouraged by the setback and pressed forward with urgency at the back, but another moment of defensive frailty almost saw Chelsea double their advantage on the hour.Anelka robbed the hesitant Sebastien Squillaci, and even though he rounded Fabianski the angle was too acute and the finish rolled agonisingly wide for Chelsea.Arsenal were being punished for their wastefulness in front of goal, and Chamakh was the culprit again with 10 minutes left as he headed substitute Tomas Rosicky’s cross wide.Chelsea’s greater cutting edge was crucial, and they clinched the victory in spectacular fashion with five minutes left. Alex ripped a 25-yard free-kick high past the despairing grasp of Fabianski after Koscielny had been booked for a foul on Anelka. Arsenal were instantly deflated, and Fabianski had to make fine saves from Michael Essien and Cole as Chelsea threatened to extend the victory margin.Source: BBClast_img read more