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Majority of Martin County Students Start in-classroom Learning Today

first_imgSchool starts today, in the classroom, for nearly 70% of Martin County students whose parents opted for in-person learning.Students will wear masks as they ride the bus and must stay 6 feet apart while in the classroom, in order to take their mask off.Martin County Schools says about 38% of district students will be attending class remotely from home. Schools will have one-way hallways to limit congestion. Students and staff will wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Martin County is the first district on the Treasure Coast returning to school this year.School districts in Indian River and St. Lucie counties delayed the start of school by two weeks to Aug. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSRays’ Snell says he won’t take another pay cutST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former Cy Young Award winner is balking. MLBPA wants financial documents from ownersNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players want to look at the owners’ books.A person familiar with the request told The Associated Press that lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances.Baseball owners on Monday approved a proposal that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July with a regular-season schedule of about 82 games. Owners also gave the go-ahead to propose basing players’ salaries on a 50-50 revenue split, which the union says is a salary cap and a framework players will never agree to.The type of financial disclosure the union asked for is more common during overall collective bargaining talks. Riccardo Fraccari sees the one-year postponement of the games as a new opportunity for MLB. He tells The Associated Press that because of the damages from the coronavirus “baseball needs the Olympics now more than ever to boost the sport’s globalization, expansion and mass appeal.”MLB and its players’ association have so far only agreed to allow players not on 26-man active rosters or injured lists to take part in Olympic qualifying.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CHARLOTTEPGA Championship returns to Charlotte’s Quail Hollow in 2025PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Championship will return to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May 2025. NHL-NEWSCoyotes part ways with CEO Ahron CohenUNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with president and CEO Ahron Cohen.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job.The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. — Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) soccer clubs will be allowed to use five substitutions per game when the season resumes on Saturday. The clubs in the top two German divisions have decided to accept the rule change allowed last week by the International Football Association Board. The change is meant to reduce the workload on players as the leagues pack their schedules to complete the season. Teams can make substitutions only at three breaks in the game and the league recommends making only two substitutions at once.— The German Football League has relaxed its stance on finishing the season by June 30, when some players’ contracts expire. Games could continue into July if the alternative is leaving the season unfinished at the end of June, it said in a statement. Some games could be moved to neutral venues if they can’t be played at the original stadium because of infection risks locally. The league delayed a decision on how to decide final standings if the season can’t be finished.— A Turkish soccer club says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended. The club, Besiktas, says its president and a player were among those who tested positive. Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12.— The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday. Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.MLB-FINANCES May 14, 2020 In other NHL news:— Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seventh months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The procedure would preclude Simon from returning if the 2019-2020 NHL season resumes. The league is currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old Simon had seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season for Pittsburgh. OLYMPICS-BASKETBALL QUALIFYINGOlympic basketball qualifying for Tokyo Games rescheduledUNDATED (AP) — FIBA (FEE’-bah) says the final four men’s basketball spots in the 12-nation field for the Tokyo Olympics will be decided next summer. NASCAR plans to race its way through the South in JuneUNDATED (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR. The stock car series says it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races, all without fans.NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races, including nine in the elite Cup Series. It is coming back after being shut down for more than two months by the pandemic.The Cup Series resumes this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Then NASCAR will go to Bristol, Martinsville, Atlanta, Homestead and Talladega. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell says he won’t take the mound this year if his pay is cut further. He also has health concerns as Major League Baseball tries to salvage a season that has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Snell says he should receive the money he signed for and not 50% because the season is being cut in half. Snell would get $43,210 for each day of the schedule under the March 26 agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association.Snell was slated to make $7 million this season, part of a five-year, $50 million package he accepted in February 2019.Snell won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018 after going 21-5 with a circuit-leading 1.86 ERA. Injuries limited him to 23 starts last year as he went 6-8 with a 4.29 earned run average.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS FIBA has pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics.But it remains unclear if those final spots will be earned while an NBA season is happening or if NBA players will be able to take part.OLYMPICS-BASEBALLExtra innings: Baseball head pitches Olympics to MLB, againROME (AP) — The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation is making one final pitch to Major League Baseball to send its top stars to the Tokyo Olympics. Update on the latest sports — The Cincinnati Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1 in response to the pandemic. Cincinnati was among the majority of teams that committed to paying full-time employees through May. The move comes a day after The Associated Press was told the Miami Marlins are furloughing 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1.— The PGA Tour Champions has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season. Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution. The 50-and-older circuit already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.— NBC’s on-air sports personalities are taking a pay cut ranging from 5-10% through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua says the pay cuts are voluntary. NBCUniversal executives are taking 20% pay cuts and those making more than $100,000 are seeing a 3% salary reduction.— ACC commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute 98% of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million. But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses.— Golf has joined baseball and soccer as sports in South Korea that are back in action. The women’s KLPGA Championship started Thursday. The tournament is being played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks on the course and players were allowed to play without them. Associated Press — Orlando is the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic (VOOCH’-uh-vihch) among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday. The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.— West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee is vowing that the Mountaineers will play football this fall. Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports. Gee joked in a radio interview that he would “suit up” if it meant the Mountaineers would play.— The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, trim its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball. Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the pandemic. The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.— The IOC has set aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. It is still unclear how big the total postponement bill will be with Olympic organizers and public authorities in Japan facing extra costs estimated to run into billions for the one-year postponement. A sum of $150 million is for loans to sports governing bodies and more than 200 eligible national Olympic committees. The IOC is working on how to allocate the other $650 million.— The English Premier League has received government backing to resume next month if games become more accessible to fans and the world’s richest soccer competition provides financial support across the English game. The top division is the most advanced in its planning to restart amid concerns the three other professional football leagues in England could lack the funding to resume without ticket revenue from supporters. Mass gatherings are still banned and fans are not allowed to attend sports events. Quail Hollow hosted the PGA Championship in 2017, when a 24-year-old Justin Thomas defeated Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) and Patrick Reed by two shots to claim his first major championship.PGA officials raved about the 2017 event and strongly hinted at the time they’d like to see the PGA Championship return to Charlotte due to strong attendance numbers.This year’s PGA Championship was rescheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Fair remains steady presence for Syracuse in loss to Georgetown

first_img Related Stories Cohen: Georgetown’s Otto steals show on record-setting day for SyracuseHOME TO THE HOYA: Otto Porter silences record crowd in final SU-Georgetown Big East Dome gameOvereager shooting performance dooms Orange to defeat in final Big East Carrier Dome matchup with Hoyas Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13center_img As the 3-pointers kept flying — and missing — C.J. Fair’s stat line held true. The Orange’s version of Mr. Consistent lived up to his name once again.Thirteen points, seven rebounds, 50 percent shooting from the field.Yet he only took 10 shots, three fewer than Brandon Triche and four fewer than James Southerland, who were too excited by the record crowd in the Carrier Dome to realize their poor shot selection.“I just thought the game got away from us early,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I thought we had an opportunity. We had some open looks, and I thought we took a couple long 3s. Offensively we just didn’t play well enough, and that’s been something that’s hurt us in our losses.Syracuse fell to Georgetown 57-46 on Saturday in what turned out to be the team’s worst offensive performance in the Carrier Dome since 2004. A lack of offensive balance — Fair was once again the only reliable option — led to forced 3-pointers that deflated the team and the crowd with each successive miss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange shot 4-for-20 from 3-point range against the Hoyas, falling short once again from beyond the arc in what has become a glaring deficiency in Big East play.“It is what it is,” Fair said. “If you’re a confident 3-point shooter and you have a little space, you’re going to shoot it no matter where you’re really at on the court. James (Southerland) made a deep 3. I guess that encouraged him to shoot a couple more.”Fair played a typically strong game against the Hoyas, relying on his offense inside the arc as opposed to outside it. He attempted just a single 3 — and missed — but shot 5-for-9 from the field outside of that shot.His points came on patented left-handed floaters and mid-range jumpers, which are exactly the type of shots that loosen up a zone defense. Score inside and the zone must collapse, which creates openings for outside shooters.But on Saturday those outside shooters missed — badly. Southerland shot 3-for-9, Triche 1-for-7 and Carter-Williams 0-for-2 from 3-point range.It meant Fair was left alone on the interior, craving the ball against the Hoyas’ defense, but struggling to receive it.“Everybody wants the ball more, but it’s hard to get the ball frequently against a zone, Fair said. “They showed a lot of attention to me, because as far as on offense, we want to get it inside out. I think they played the zone well. They played really solid defense.”And the 13 offensive rebounds Syracuse grabbed — there were plenty of missed shots to go after — translated into only five second-chance points. When Fair wasn’t shooting, the shots didn’t go in. And no one was there for putbacks.Fair needed more help, but on Saturday there was none.“We had all the opportunities in the world to score the ball,” Triche said. “We were just missing.” Commentslast_img read more

Marshall forms new partnership

first_imgThe Marshall School of Business and the newly launched Center of Global Supply Chain Management announced a new partnership with the technology consulting business Infosys.Infosys is a company dedicated to finding technology, outsourcing and consulting solutions, according to its website. With over 158,000 employees, the company provides insight to its clients about what lies in the future. Infosys is planning on working with the Marshall School of Business’ Center of Global Supply Chain Management.USC Marshall News described CGSCM as “an industry-academia center focused on advancing global supply chain management by establishing a robust industry network, offering a variety of education programs and performing advanced research.”USC Marshall and CGSCM believe that this partnership will help the center become an industry leader and help shorten the distance between supply and demand in a globalized supply chain industry.“Our partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business will allow us to bring together some of the brightest minds spanning academia and the industry to help shape the future of the industry,” Infosys program director for Marshall CGSCM Rakhi Makad told USC News.According to the technology news network CIOL, Infosys plans on helping to design the CGSCM’s charter of activities and its growth in the future. Infosys will play an active role in managing the center’s activities.The CGSCM consists of a master’s program, both online and in-class, certification courses and training courses.last_img read more

Enfield turning cynics into believers

first_imgIn the midst of all the excitement surrounding the hiring of USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield, I remained a bit wary. As the old saying goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. This time I wanted to remain impervious to the standard optimism associated with a new hire, and yet another promise of establishing a formidable USC basketball program.The first time I was fooled was a result of the magical Elite Eight run that was supposed to be just a taste of the Henry Bibby era, only to regress spectacularly from that point. Then it was Bibby’s star-studded recruiting class headlined by Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt, which supposedly signaled a new direction for a program mired in mediocrity.Then Tim Floyd was anointed as the savior, and the Trojan faithful expected him to work magic similar to his success with Marcus Fizer and Iowa State. The Galen Center was going to usher in a new era and O.J. Mayo’s commitment was an indication that USC could now attract a high caliber of talent. When that failed, Kevin O’Neill was going to restore integrity and discipline to the program, using a low-tempo, defense-oriented approach to replicate Tony Bennett’s success at Washington State.Whether it’s been ineffective coaching, careless errors, academic apathy or allegations of impropriety, there has always been an impediment to USC ascending to the top of the college basketball world. Each time my confidence in USC basketball and dreams of Pac-12 championships galore were crushed by these unfortunate realities.So this time, when Enfield was hired during Dunk City mania and the pinnacle of Florida Gulf Coast University’s hype, I resolved to stay realistic, and not let my inner fan get in the way of rational thinking. I pointed to the lack of effective half court sets run by Enfield in his team’s magical tournament run and the very real possibility that FGCU’s success was a flash in the pan, as they had lost twice to a marginal Lipscomb team in the regular season.I promised I would not fall prey to the Enfield’s exciting vision and interesting backstory and I would temper expectations until it was evident that he could both talk the talk and walk the walk. I remained guarded when his impressive resume was recited ad nauseum after his hire. I ignored the temptation for excitement after his first press conference. I stayed grounded in past experiences as he talked about his grandiose, but completely realistic, vision for the future.We’re only a short while into Enfield’s tenure, and I find my level of enthusiasm and excitement rising to unprecedented heights. With every statement issued and each tweet posted, my outlook on the team improves. I haven’t felt this type of excitement about USC basketball since Daniel Hackett bottled up Kevin Durant in the tournament upset of Texas.This sudden buoyancy is more than just a fan’s unwavering optimism and confidence in his team; it is a feeling that this time is going to be different — that Andy Enfield is going to finally be the guy to put the Trojans back on track.Whether it is on the recruiting trail or on the red carpet at the ESPYs, Enfield has the “it factor.”On the recruiting front, USC is actively pursuing elite talent, such as Mater Dei prospect Stanley Johnson, for the first time since Floyd resigned. On Monday, Johnson released his list of top five schools, with USC making the cut alongside powerhouse Kentucky. Enfield’s undeniable magnetism and charisma is already yielding results, as five-star point guard Jordan McLaughlin spurned Kansas and UCLA to commit to USC. This will give USC a long-term solution at point guard for the first time since Brandon Glanville led the Trojans over a decade ago.It’s more than just recruiting. Granted, O’Neill’s penchant for the quick fix turned USC into “Transfer U” and left the cupboard fairly empty, but Enfield’s up-tempo style is conducive to doing less with more. Though the majority of the excitement revolves around the future of Trojan basketball, it will be interesting to see if Enfield can replicate his success at FGCU in his first season at USC, using a fast-paced system to compensate for a competitive disadvantage in talent.Junior guard Byron Wesley will serve as a model for future wings, utilizing his athleticism and open-court ability to finally fulfill his immense potential as a college guard. Senior guard J.T. Terrell will demonstrate how a shooter can flourish when freed of restraint and given a long leash. The 2013-14 season might not yield a championship, but it can cement the idea that Enfield is the coach of the future. Some of this exuberance can be chalked up to a die-hard fan’s resolute hope that his team will finally succeed, but there is also more than just that this time.So far, it looks as if there is legitimate cause for excitement, that Enfield can deliver on his promise to the Trojan faithful, and can eventually have the team running and gunning toward conference and national championships. “Davidson’s Direction” runs every other Wednesday. To comment on this story, email Jake at or visit Follow him on Twitter @jakedavidson23last_img read more

AUDIO: Wrestling Boss Meskout Satisfied With Facilities In Port Harcourt For African Championships

first_imgRelated Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. President of the United World Wrestling (Africa) Fouad Meskout has expressed satisfaction with the facilities he saw in Port Harcourt during an inspection tour on Wednesday.The ‘Garden City’ is bidding to host the 2018 Africa Senior Wrestling Championships and Meskout was in town in company of Nigeria Wrestling Federation boss Daniel Igali, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports in Rivers State Michael Nnodi, President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Honour Sirawoo and other dignitaries/stakeholders, to inspect facilities earmarked for the tournament.After visiting some hotels and the Indoor Sports Hall of the Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Center-proposed venue of the competition, the Moroccan who spoke via the aid of an interpreter equally expressed his delight on the reception accorded him in Port Harcourt.“(Port Harcourt) is a wonderful city, they are a wonderful people,” Meskout remarked.“I am very impressed with the infrastructures I’ve seen on ground in the town and then, the warmth of the people.“They are a people who are very welcoming and heartwarming and I’m very happy. I’m deeply touched by the reception.“I am in love with Africa now. The first time I am coming to Nigeria, I’m impressed, very proud of what I have seen on ground here in Nigeria.”A decision on the next host will be made by the Executive Committee of the United World Wrestling (Africa) on 18 August.Tunis – the capital of Tunisia is the other bidding City for the competition, however, Meskout says Port Harcourt has a very good chance of winning the bid to host the annual tourney.“As an inspector from the International (Wrestling) Federation, I have to be neutral-I can’t take sides. But as an expert and a responsible African, after going round the hotels and this wonderful hall (Indoor Sports Hall of the Civic Center) here, I think Nigeria has a very good case and a very good file.“Besides, Tunisia, Morocco and other Northern African countries have organized (the competition) several times while Nigeria is bidding to host it for the first time in history.“Based on all these facts, the Executive Committee of the International Federation is going to decide.“As a Moroccan and President of the United World Wrestling (Africa), I’m personally proud of what I have seen here in Nigeria (Port Harcourt),” an impressed Meskout stated.Meskout rounded-off his inspection tour with a courtesy call on Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who promised to do all within his powers to ensure that Port Harcourt hosts the tournament.As part of his visit to the country, the Moroccan administrator is expected to pay a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung in Abuja on Thursday.The 2018 African Senior Wrestling Championships will take place in February next year in Port Harcourt or Tunis.last_img read more

Gaming machine stakes reduction blocked by Treasury – reports

first_img StumbleUpon British bookmakers received good news this weekend when a source close to Whitehall told the Daily Mail that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, would halt the ongoing review into B2 Gaming Machines, more commonly known as fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Having previously been delayed because of the snap election, the long awaited review of gaming machine stakes as part of the Triennial Review by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport was expected to be completed by the Autumn.It was widely speculated that the review would side with political pressure groups who had campaigned for the stakes on FOBTs to be cut to £2. However, bookmakers warned that this would lead to mass job losses within the sector. It is estimated that £1.8bn is wagered on the terminals every year, contributing more than £400m to the Exchequer. A source said that Hammond fears that cutting the stake to £2 would be ‘financially crippling’ for the treasury.Despite this, Labour MP Carolyn Harris, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (which has been criticised for being funded by competitive forces to betting shops) said: “Britain will be financially better off if we take action on these machines.”The Conservative Party made no mention of FOBTs in its manifesto, but both The Labour Party and The Liberal Democrats pledged to cut the maximum stakes of the terminals to £2. Nonetheless, since losing its majority the government has been forced to drop numerous money raising policies, which has led to an increase in government borrowing and means Hammond is under great pressure to raise government funds. GVC expects strong full year results following online growth January 17, 2020 Share Submit UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 Related Articles Share SBC’s Year In Review: November’s big betting news December 30, 2019last_img read more

Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform

first_img StumbleUpon Share IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 Share Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Stats Perform has added the exclusive live betting streaming rights for Belgian football’s Pro League and Cup to its portfolio of premium betting video events. Under the multi-year agreement, Stats Perform will have the exclusive right to distribute live video streams of the competitions to licensed sportsbooks outside Belgium for online and mobile sites, as well as retail betting venues.The streams will be accompanied by Stats Perform’s trusted, official data for these competitions. Leagues include all games from the Jupiler Pro League, 1B Pro League and key games of the Croky Cup.Alex Rice, Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer, commented: “The Belgian Pro League has always delivered exciting football for their passionate fans, and are notorious for producing players who are now setting the big-five leagues alight. “We’re delighted that Belgian Pro League has chosen us to be their official live streaming partner and to combine their live betting video rights with our official data rights. We are looking forward to working with the league and are committed to delivering the best possible betting experiences across their competitions.” The Belgian Pro League official live streaming video rights announcement follows recent news of the firm’s betting streaming and data rights to the Brazilian leagues.Stats Perform was unveiled as the exclusive provider for Brasileirão Série A and Série B in a multi-year deal starting with the 2020 season, which kicked off earlier this month. Related Articles Submit Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020last_img read more

Modern Combat Versus Honor International Series announced

first_imgSmartphone brand Honor has announced a partnership with developer Gameloft for a new esports competition. This will be titled Modern Combat Versus Honor International Series and will be played exclusively on the Honor View10. This is an AI powered and gaming focused smartphone. Starting today, February 11th, the event will give teams from around the world a chance to come to blows on mobile game Modern Combat Versus. Teams from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Malaysia will all take part in hopes to winning €10,000 (£8,854.28) at the grand finals in April, hosted at ESL’s Paris studio. You can register for the event here.George Zhao, President of Honor, said the following regarding the International Series: “We are excited to partner with Gameloft once again to take mobile gaming to the next level. Honor has dug deep into what gamers care about. In order to provide players with an extraordinary gaming experience, we have optimized artificial intelligence, viewing experience, processing power and even the long battery life of Honor View10.”Gameloft’s SVP of Sales and Marketing, Baudouin Corman, sees the tournament as a statement for the company. Corman stated: “This partnership marks a decisive step in Gameloft’s dedication to enter the domain of esports. Modern Combat Versus is a perfect fit for an online competition, with its strategic team-based gameplay and unique visual experience that matches console level graphics. We are happy to collaborate again with Honor to show that FPS esports competitions on mobile are just as intense and enjoyable as on console and PC.”Esports Insider says: The Honor View10 sounds like a great phone for gaming, and hopefully it stands up to the challenges of persistent use in a professional setting. The tournament itself doesn’t have the biggest of prize pools but it’s still impressive and undoubtedly an encouraging move for mobile esports as a whole.last_img read more

“New Black Stars players will help us in Egypt”- Asamoah Gyan

first_imgBlack Stars general captain, Asamoah Gyan, believes that the debutants in the team have the potential to help the team greatly during the 2019 AFCON.Samuel Owusu, Kwabena Owusu, Caleb Ekuban, Joseph Aidoo and Kasim Nuhu are heading to their first Nations Cup tournament after they made Kwesi Appiah’s final squad.Gyan says a combination of the skills of the new players and the experience of the rest of the squad will be helpful for the Black Stars in the face of a challenging tournament.“It is an all round team and these new boys are hungry and ready to make the nation proud. They showed some good skills against South Africa and that is good for the team. We will support them with our experience and we will see what happens.The tournament will not be easy and it is longer than before. We will have to play about seven games and it will not be easy. In addition, it will be hot in Egypt in terms of the weather.But we will make sure we push harder. We are about to end our training camp and we will be ready for Egypt. The fans should keep praying for us and hopefully, we will get there and do what we do best.”Ghana will open its campaign on June 25 against Benin in Ismaily before facing Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau in their final two group games.last_img read more