Lori Burgess promoted to COO of Beasley Esports

first_imgNorth American media company Beasley Media Group has promoted Lori Burgess to the Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Esports.Prior to fulfilling her newfound role, Burgess functioned as Beasley Media Group’s Chief Digital Content Officer focusing on integrated marketing strategies. Photo credit: Overwatch LeagueRELATED: Houston Outlaws acquired by Beasley Media GroupWith this transition, Burgess will oversee “day to day operations of the company’s esports business.” The company has an investment in North American organisation Renegades and purchased Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws from Immortals Gaming Club last November. Photo credit: Beasley Media GroupBurgess commented switching over to Beasley Esports in a release: “The esports industry is on the verge of going mainstream. Our timing and expansion into this space will firmly poise Beasley Media Group to own and influence the next generation of consumers. The company’s ability to provide compelling esports content, leverage strategic partnerships and compete at the most elite levels will ensure our foundation as this sector begins to dominate the media and sports-market/entertainment conversation and commands more sponsorship partnerships.”RELATED: Chris DeAppolonio on Houston Outlaws purchase by Beasley Media GroupBurgess boasts over two decades of experience in publishing, “providing generations of profit and growth” for well-known brands such as The Hollywood Reporter, Seventeen Magazine, and Niche Media.Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group commented on the arrival of Burgess at its esports division: “Lori has done an incredible job overseeing our digital content efforts and leading the company’s esports initiatives over the past year. Her leadership, experience and determination is exactly what we need to drive our company’s success as we continue to grow in the esports space.” Esports Insider says: Beasley Media Group has pursued esports with quite some intensity since its initial approach in October 2018. The latest veteran recruit for its esports division is certainly a positive sign for the company.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

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Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday March 8 – March 14,…

first_imgPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] players are invited to play 4 mornings a week at CAT on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at the Thai Polo Club every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at [email protected] yahoo.com or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.2:45 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 2.45 pm at the Lek Hotel, (between Soi 12 & 13 on 2nd Road).  The bus leaves at 3.00 pm, and the run starts at 4.30pm.  More info at www.pattayah3.com8:30 p.m. The next Monday Quiz Night is on Mar. 11.  The following teams are taking part:  Irish Rovers, Palmers, Londoner, Cheers, Rest Stop, The Ranch, Nervous Wreck.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or [email protected]: Pattaya City Darts Organisation (PCDO) is looking for darts teams & darts players for their newly formed Pattaya City Darts Leagues.  We have leagues to suit ALL levels of play.  We will guide you to the league that suits you best.  Please contact either Roger (Eng) 0899 389 364 or Jantha (Thai) 0899 337 462 for more details.The Pattaya Blue Water Sailing Club will sponsor another day-sail aboard the 52-foot sailing catamaran ‘Rhumba’ out of Ocean Marina on Thursday, Feb. 28.  The club sails to a number of off shore islands and drops anchor twice during the day for lunch, snorkeling, and beach combing.  For further details contact Nathan Russo at 085 275 2724 or email [email protected] FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at Pattaya Plus Bowl (north of Big C), Second Road. Contact La at P.S. after 1:30 p.m.Saturdaylast_img read more

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Brazil’s Coutinho: We are in the final, that’s what matters

first_img 03/07/2019 “We played a great game, everyone worked hard and we got the win,” Coutinho told reporters. “The most important thing is that the national team wins and we’re in the final, that’s what matters.”  Upd. at 15:21 CEST Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrated his country’s passage to the Copa America on final after they beat Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday.  Coutinho: “Estamos en la final, eso es lo que importa” “The Maracaná is already a place where the great games and great players play and I am happy to have this opportunity with the national team, to play in the Maracaná, but we have to be prepared and focused to play a great final.” “It’s my city and I am really happy to play a Copa America final in my city,” Coutinho added. “But I will be happy if we end up as champions. I hope we’re all happier on Sunday.  They will meet Peru or Chile in Sunday’s final, which will be played in Rio de Janeiro, the hometown of Barcelona playmaker Coutinho. Coutinho said Brazil knew before the game they would have to be “focused” and switched on to “all the details” and praised his teammates for overcoming Lionel Messi’s Argentina.  Sunday’s final will be played at the Maracaná in Rio, the city where the former Liverpool player was born. EFE IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Leafs looking to build on an already impressive season

first_img“The biggest thing for us to be ready right from the first puck drop, play our game,” Morey explained.“Which is use our speed to create opportunities offensively, stay disciplined as both the Rebels and the Bruins have very good power play.”Morey said the key to Nelson building on its early season success is to continue to use size and puck moving abilities.“Our forecheck and taking the body will once again throw a wrench into both team’s ability to breakout and move the puck,” he said.“And it goes without saying our goaltending will need to continue to be sold.”Nelson continues its road trip through most of November, returning home to face Castlegar, Saturday, November 25th.Yeager finds home in Boundary CountryIt didn’t take Quinn Yeager long to find a new team.The Leafs shipped the rookie netminder to Grand Forks for future consideration.Yeager became the odd man out when Nelson acquired Sam Burford last month from Alberta Junior A.Pay tribute to the VeteransNelson Leafs will once again be part of the annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Nelson.The Leafs will march in the Remembrance Day Parade and participate in the ceremonies at the Nelson Cenotaph.“I think out of respect for our Veterans past and present it is the least we can do,” said Morey. The Murdoch Division leading Nelson Leafs have a chance to put a little breathing room between the Green and White and their divisional rivals when the club takes to the road for a pair of road games this weekend.Friday, Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Bruins in the first of two Murdoch Division battles.Sunday, the 14-3-1-0-1 Leafs, winners of two straight games, face a West Kootenay rival in Castlegar.“Both games this weekend are important for all three teams,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey.“For us to continue to prove to both ourselves and our division competition we have to have a solid winning record against each of them.”“And I think it goes without saying that there is no love lost between any of our divisional rivals,” Morey added.Nelson has the early edge against both Grand Forks and Castlegar — winning both games against the divisional rivals.First up for Nelson is the struggling Border Bruins, winners of one game in the last six.The slump has dropped Grand Forks into fourth place in the Murdoch Division.Sunday, Nelson faces a Castlegar team that is 6-2, currently riding a four-game winning streak, since the Leafs blasted the Rebels 7-3 in the only meeting of the season between the two teams.last_img read more

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Galway Corinthians R.F.C. Launches 2019/2020 Tag Rugby Season in Galway

first_imgPic. Michael Dillon, Dillon Photography Galway Corinthians RFC has announced the launch ofthe 2019/2020 Corinthian Rugby season in Galway. This year, support fromMathWorks, a global engineering and scientific software company with operationsin Galway, has helped the club continue its tradition of extendingparticipation to all members of the Galway community.   Organised by Galway Corinthians RFC, the annual TagRugby season continues to grow in the number of teams and players taking partwith a marked increase year on year of visitors to Corinthian Park and GalwayCity around that time.  center_img This year, the Club expects to see participationfrom over 80 corporate teams, featuring more than 1000 players over the 10-weekseason. With over 1,800 adults participating or attending the games each week,the Galway Corinthians RFC event is considered the largest Tag Rugby venue inIreland. Roy Gibson, Chairman of Galway Corinthians RFC said:“Our Tag Rugby season is one that the entire Galway community looks forward toeach summer. Given the growing number of teams and the fact that we have finiteresources to manage field operations, staff club house and organize games, werely on support from companies like MathWorks to help us maintain the qualityof the venue and tournament.” Managing director of MathWorks, Galway, RichardHaxby said: “MathWorks is committed to helping develop and maintain thevibrancy of our towns and cities.  We have been a part of Galway for twoyears, with plans to add a significant number of staff to our office in thecoming years. With staff and their families working, playing andliving here, our focus has always been on supporting our local community. Weare happy to work with Galway Corinthians RFC, an organization that works hardto enrich the local culture which matches our mission to give back to ourneighbourhood.”. The Tag Rugby season got underway on May 23rdculminating with finals night at Galway Corinthians RFC on July 26th.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Connacht Team Named For Rugby PRO14 Trip To Southern Kings

first_imgPaddy McAllister is drafted back into the front row alongside Shane Delahunt,while there’s also a start for prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy following an ankleinjury to Finlay Bealham. Irish internationals Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan are both included in the Connacht squad to face the Southern Kings in the Guinness PRO14 this Sunday. The final swap comes on the wing where Connacht’s record try-scorer Matt Healymakes up a back three with John Porch and Tiernan O’Halloran.Connacht (vs Southern Kings): Tiernan O’Halloran; John Porch, Kyle Godwin, Tom Daly, Matt Healy; Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Paddy McAllister, Shane Delahunt, Dominic Robertson-McCoy; Ultan Dillane, Joe Maksymiw; Paul Boyle, Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler.Replacements:Dave Heffernan, Denis Buckley, Conor Kenny, Eoghan Masterson, Eoin McKeon,Kieran Marmion, Conor Fitzgerald, Peter Robb.Kick-off in Port Elizabeth on Sunday is 1pm Irish Time.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There’s six changes to the starting team with PaddyMcAlister, Dominic Robertson-McCoy and Dillane in the pack; while Caolin Blade,Tom Daly and Matt Healy are among the backs.==Dillanestarts in the second row alongside Joe Maksymiw with Heffernan named among thereplacements. The pairwere both released from the Ireland camp following the postponement of the SixNations tie with Italy, and duly met up with the squad for the one-match tripto South Africa. Caolin Blade comes back into the starting side to partner Jack Carty in thehalf-back positions, while there’s also a change at centre where Tom Daly isnamed alongside Kyle Godwin. The back row is unchanged for the third straight game with Jarrad Butlercaptaining the side at number 8, with flankers Paul Boyle and Colby Fainga’aalongside him.last_img read more

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Spurs supremo Levy’s pay soars to record £6m for a chairman.. more than Kane

first_imgDANIEL LEVY has become the Premier League’s best-paid chairman on £6million a year – earning more than Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane.Spurs supremo Levy hailed an “historic period for the club” as they announced record revenues of £306.3million for 2016-17.7 Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy shares a joke with Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak – and has plenty to smile about, on and off the fieldCredit: PA:Empics SportThe Mail report Levy’s gross annual pay jumped from £3.2m to £6m.That means his weekly wage of £115,000 pips the £110k basic salary of England striker Kane.Spurs players, however, get the highest bonuses in the top flight.Levy’s yearly pay is also £0.5m more than highly-rated Pochettino.7 The basic pay of Tottenham forward Harry Kane is currently thought to be below the gross wage of club chairman Daniel LevyCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Manager Mauricio Pochettino played a huge role in Spurs increasing their revenue – by getting them into the Champions LeagueCredit: MATTHEW CHILDSTottenham’s financial joy is partly due to qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in seven years.Revenue was up nearly £100m from £209.8m the previous year.JUST SIL-LY Manchester City stars smash egg on Bernardo Silva’s head as relentless pranking continuesIncome soared from TV and merchandising, as well as sponsorship and corporate hospitality.Levy said: “We are in an historic period for the club and there is a growing sense of excitement.”There will, however, be many challenges in the coming months as we near the latter stages of the construction of the new stadium and its opening.One player every Premier League club should sign this summer ‘The drive and determination to deliver our best across all areas of the club, together with the unity and support of all involved, will, I believe, see us meet those challenges.”He added: “Extraordinary levels of financial and human resource have seen significant progress on capital projects, with schemes underway at both the new stadium site and our training centre.”As custodians of the club we are ever-conscious of the need to ensure the future stability of the club whilst managing its growth.”Spurs’ revenues are likely to soar further next season after they move to their new 62,000-seat stadium7 Work is continuing on the new ground at White Hart Lane, with Spurs due to move back in over the summerCredit: PA:Press Associationmost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashKane, meanwhile, could land a pay increase to £200k a week – eclipsing Manchester City frontman Raheem Sterling as the top-paid Englishman.Tottenham’s current top-earning player is thought to be France keeper Hugo Lloris, on £120k.7 Daniel Levy will see his pay go up from £3.2m to £6m as Spurs reveal club record revenues for 2016-17Credit: Rex Features7 Tottenham are enjoying one of the most exciting eras of their history, according to Daniel LevyCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Daniel Levy has hailed the progress made on the new stadium and training centreCredit: PA:Press AssociationCLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun Betslast_img read more

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The Worst Thing You Can Wear on a Date Is . . . a Wrinkled Shirt?

first_imgGood news, bro:  Apparently next time you have a date, you can wear that HI-LARIOUS shirt you got for St. Patrick’s Day that says “Drunk Me I’m Kiss.”  Just make sure you iron it first. 1.  Wrinkled clothes.  66% say it’s a big turnoff.2.  Socks with sandals, 55%.3.  Crocs, 53%.4.  Baggy clothes, 50%.5.  Granny panties or other unattractive underwear, 45%.6.  Board shorts, 45%.7.  Clothes that are “too young” for your age, 44%.8.  Pants that are too short or long, 39%.9.  Low-rise pants, 38%.10.  Super tight shirts, 34%. A new survey asked single people to name the WORST things to wear on a date.  Here’s the top 10 . . .last_img read more

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Five sports stars to receive National Orders

first_img17 April 2014Five South African sports stars were on Wednesday named by the Presidency among the list of people who will be honoured with National Orders on Freedom Day, 27 April, in an investiture ceremony at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.They are top athlete Caster Semenya, swimming star Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono.Caster SemenyaSemenya will receive the Order of Ikhamanga in bronze. The Order recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.The Presidency described her nomination in a statement as follows: “For her outstanding contribution in the sporting field of middle distance track running. Her performance against all odds has made the country proud.”Semenya burst onto the international athletics scene at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin when she won gold in the 800 metres at the age of only 18. Her winning time was a sensational 1:55.45.Two years later, at the IAAF World Championships in Seoul, Semenya fought her way back from injury to claim silver in the 800 metres.The following year, at the London Olympic Games, she won another silver medal, to help South Africa finish 23rd on the medal table, significantly up from a tie for 70th in Beijing four years earlier.The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver will be bestowed on the four remaining sportspeople.Cameron van der BurghDescribing Cameron van der Burgh, the Presidency said: “For his display of dignity and grace in his performance on international stages as a swimmer, while firmly rooted in South Africa and training at home. He has shown determination and strength and has portrayed continuous excellence in the field of aquatic sport.”Van der Burgh’s promise was first shown on the world stage in 2007 when he won bronze in the 50m breaststroke at the Fina Aquatics World Championships in Melbourne.In 2008 and 2009, he was the overall winner of the Fina World Cup, the short course world series that takes place in various major cities around the world.In April 2009, he set his first long course world record in in the 50 metres, and that same year captured gold in the 50m at the Fina World Aquatic Championships in Rome. He also added a bronze medal in the 100 metres.His achievements in 2010 included gold in the 50m and 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and victory in the 100m at the World Short Course Championships in Dubai.The highlight of his career thus far occurred at the 2012 London Olympics when he won gold in the 100m in a world record time of 58.46 seconds.Last year, he was crowned world champion in the 50m and also picked up a silver medal in the 100m at the Fina World Championships in Barcelona.Fanie van der Merwe“For his excellent contribution in the field of Paralympic athletics. He has pushed past physical impediments to shine as a man of courage,” the Presidency said of Fanie van der Merwe’s award.Van der Merwe competes under a T37 classification, which is one of a number of classes for athletes with cerebral palsy.He won gold in both the 100 and 200 metres at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, with his 200 metres victory coming in a world record time of 23.84 seconds.In 2011, he bettered that world record to 23.10 seconds at the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.At the Paralympics, in London, in 2012, he snatched gold in the 100 metres again, edging out China’s Liang Yongbin in a photo finish to win the final in a world record equalling time of 11.51 seconds.Unfortunately, in the 200 metres, Van der Merwe stumbled, lost his balance and then his title, despite running a still impressive 23.79 seconds.Lucas SitholeWheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole was recognised by the Presidency thus: “For bearing witness to resilience. He pushes past his limitations to achieve the seemingly impossible and has made history in the process.”At the age of 12, Sithole lost both legs and his right arm when he fell under a train. Then, in 2005, when the sport was launched in South Africa, he was invited to a wheelchair tennis camp. He instantly took to the sport and by the following year he was representing his country.Since then, Sithole has continued to make strides upwards in the world of quads wheelchair tennis. In recent years, he has become one of the world’s elite players.In 2013, he made a massive jump, winning the British Open in July and following that up with victory in the US Open in September to capture his first Grand Slam title. In both tournaments he beat world number one David Wagner. He finished the year ranked second in the world.In January of this year, Sithole finished runner-up in the singles and doubles at the Australian Open.Jomo SonoDescribing Jomo Sono’s award, the Presidency said: “For his commitment and dedication as a footballer. His excellent contribution to the development of football and young talent is commendable.”Nicknamed “The Black Prince”, Sono was a wonderfully skilled player, able to beat defenders with individual skills or astute passes. He could control the game from the midfield and was able to fashion some eye-opening goals, some with guile and others with power.He first played for Orlando Pirates, but then headed to North America where he played for the New York Cosmos, Colorado Caribous, Atlanta Chiefs and Toronto Blizzards.After his retirement in 1982, Sono returned to South Africa and purchased the Highlands Park Club in Johannesburg, renaming it Jomo Cosmos, in honour of the team that brought him to the USA.Although the club is currently in the South African First Division, it has over the years enjoyed a number of successes, including winning the Telkom Knockout Cup three times and the Nedbank Cup once. Before the formation of the Premier Soccer League, it also won the National Soccer League title in 1987.Among the players who played for Sono at Cosmos before going on to earn themselves lucrative overseas contracts were Mark Fish, Philemon “Chippa” Masinga and Helman Mkhalele. He is known for having a good eye for talent.He also made a telling contribution to Bafana Bafana when he took charge of the national team as a caretaker coach after Philippe Troussier was fired just before the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations. With the team in disarray, a disaster was predicted by many. Instead, with Sono leading, Bafana made it all the way to the final, where they lost to Egypt.Four years later, he was again the caretaker coach when South Africa narrowly missed out on the second round of the Fifa World Cup, bowing out of the event on goal difference, but only on goals scored.last_img read more

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Sony Attempts Attack To Prevent Access Of Stolen Data

first_imgTags:#cyber attacks#cybersecurity#DOS#malware#Sony lauren orsini A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Sony is hacking back. See also: Latest Message From Sony Attackers Puts Suspicion On North KoreaWeeks after the company got its files compromised and four unreleased films leaked to the public, Sony is taking technological countermeasures to make those files difficult to access. The entertainment company is retaliating against locations sharing its leaked data, Recode reports. Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing service for businesses, operates data centers in Singapore and Tokyo. From there, Sony was using hundreds of computers in order to block the signal for locations hosting leaked Sony data, according to Recode’s anonymous sources. Amazon Web Services disagreed in a statement: “AWS employs a number of automated detection and mitigation techniques to prevent the misuse of our services. In cases where the misuse is not detected and stopped by the automated measures, we take manual action as soon as we become aware of any misuse. The activity being reported is not currently happening on AWS.” AWS did not specify whether the activity had occurred prior to now and was detected and stopped.See also: North Korea Praises But Won’t Take Credit For Sony HackSecurity researchers working with Sony have no idea who is behind the attacks, though a hacker group called “Guardians of Peace” has taken credit, and North Korea has pointedly praised the action, which leaked a film that was critical of leader Kim Jong-Un.However, Sony has tracked distributors of the file to locations in Asia, which is why the company is choosing to carry out its attacks from there. Update 1 p.m. ET: Article clarified to specify the attack type. Article updated with a statement from Amazon Web Services. Photo via Shutterstockcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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