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Mastermind: World Champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the best in the world…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisAdvertisement 44c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1galWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p0xWould you ever consider trying this?😱igCan your students do this? 🌚k5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chess is a game of intelligence. No use of brawn, all use of brain. The reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, holds a monumental IQ of 190. Trained under the legendary chess icon Garry Kasparov, Carlsen is widely regarded as “the genius who’ll only get better.” Although, not only in chess, he is also getting better in other aspects. In fact, the Norwegian is among the 10 players of Fantasy Premier League!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisFantasy Premier League is a famous online online free to play fantasy football game, where players build up teams with footballers from Premier League teams. The core is determined by how the footballers perform in real life in every match day, and the players get score based on that.With an ever growing player base of more than 7 million, Carlsen is currently having his best FPL season so far- and is currently 3rd in the world. Not only that, the 29 year old is also topping the list of players in Norway.Advertisement His FPL team is called ‘Kjell Ankedal’, and user @alponcing posted the current week’s ranks on Twitter.The present FIDE World no. 1’s fantasy team consists of EPL stars like Mohammed Salah from Liverpool, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son. With consistent footballers in his team, Carlsen has reguarly got high scores every week.“It is a similar game, it requires planning and strategy. And he has an incredible memory which helps.” Speaking to the Guardian, the current World Chess Champion stated that the game of chess and FPL require somewhat equivalent methods.However, is pretty humble about his achievement in the virtual game, saying that his fate has helped him to enter the top 10 list.“In chess, you know when you’ve done well and when you’ve done poorly, but it’s hard for me to take praise for fantasy league, when I’ve just been lucky,” he added.Tarjei Svensen, famous chess journalist revealed that Carlsen is an avid Football fan since his childhood, and regularly follows the English top flight.“His level of knowledge about English football is amazing, which must help him a lot,” Carlsen’s compatriot told Guardian.Last month Carlsen posted a photo of him doing football skill moves while he was at the Grand Chess Tour in Kolkata.Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record! Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

SLU’s Manzer, SFA’s Wilbur Capture Season-Opening Weekly Softball Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Ella Manzer is the season’s first Hitter of the Week, while Stephen F. Austin’s Kassidy Wilbur is the season-opening Pitcher of the Week, the Southland Conference announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Southeastern Louisiana opened its season hosting the 2019 Lion Classic I capturing four wins through six games. Manzer led the Lady Lions to a tournament championship following a 7-3 victory over Mississippi Valley State Sunday afternoon. SLU returns to the diamond Wednesday evening in Ruston, La. to take on Louisiana Tech.Wilbur pushed the Ladyjacks to a 4-1 start to open their season, including a complete-game shutout over host and No. 24 Mississippi State at the 2019 Bulldog Kickoff Classic in her collegiate debut. The Ladyjacks claimed the tournament championship after their five-game showing. SFA returns to action at home Wednesday evening as it hosts Louisiana-Monroe in a 3 p.m. first pitch.Softball Hitter of the Week – Ella Manzer, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Catcher – Alexandria, La.Manzer was the leading hitter for the Lady Lions, who won the season-opening Lion Classic I. Her highlights included a go-ahead two-run homer in an eventual 4-3 win over Southern Illinois and a 3-for-3 performance in a 7-3 win over Mississippi Valley State in the tournament finale. The sophomore recorded a .692 batting average to go along with a 1.077 slugging percentage. She was responsible for five runs and five RBI for the Lady Lions’ opening weekend of play, while registering a .765 on-base percentage.Honorable Mention: Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls; Kaylyn Shepherd, Central Arkansas; Emily Wolfe, Stephen F. Austin; Justyce McClain, McNeese.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin – Fr. – Bridge City, TexasWilbur opened her collegiate career with a 4-0 record over the weekend, including three complete game victories. The freshman also recorded a two-hit shutout at No. 24 Mississippi State. While not allowing an earned run in 22 innings of work on the rubber, Wilbur struck out 32 batters and walked just seven. She only gave up one extra-base hit. In her first start as a Division I softball player, Wilbur fanned 15 batters to set the program record for most strikeouts by a Ladyjack. The right-hander went the distance in SFA’s season-opening 6-2 win over Valparaiso, before tossing her second complete game and striking out six batters in the Ladyjacks’ 7-1 rout of Middle Tennessee. Wilbur appeared in one inning of relief and struck out a pair of batters as SFA won in walk-off fashion over Middle Tennessee (2-1) Saturday evening. She completed her first weekend by striking out the side in order during the bottom of the seventh to clinch the Ladyjacks’ 1-0 shutout of No. 24 Mississippi State, helping SFA capture the 2019 Bulldog Kickoff Classic.Honorable Mention: Bronte Rhoden, Northwestern State; Megan Landry, Nicholls; Kamryn Coleman, Central Arkansas; Alexsandra Flores, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


May 31, 2020 0

Son puts Gomes horror injury behind him as nets twice in Spurs romp

first_img6 Christian Eriksen climbed off the bench to wrap up an easy win for SpursCredit: AFP But he put it all behind him in Belgrade with a double in four second-half minutes.This took his tally to nine Champions League goals in 2019 and five in four games this season.His brace added to Giovani Lo Celso’s first goal for the club and a late Christian Eriksen strike, as Spurs finally won away for the first time since May 8.That was of course that famous night against Ajax in Amsterdam.NDOMBELE SHINES FINALLYThe victory, in a stadium where Liverpool were beaten last season, puts the Premier League side in the driving seat to join Group B leaders Bayern Munich in the knockout stages.It also gave an insight into what the future might look like as record signing Tanguy Ndombele put in a superb performance.While deadline day arrival Lo Celso, making his first start, also looked the part.6The challenge now for Mauricio Pochettino is to translate this performance into their stuttering Premier League campaign.Red Star twice hit the woodwork on stroke of half-time and Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga kept out a Milan Pavkov sitter with a superb reflex save midway through the first half.But Spurs dominated throughout on a warm evening.6 Giovani got the ball rolling in good time when he plundered the first after 34 minutesCredit: EPA1️⃣ bar hit.1️⃣ post hit.1️⃣ clearance on the line.Lo Celso – eventually – scores on his first start for Spurs in one of the all-time goalmouth scrambles! pic.twitter.com/ccGn4FeYDX— 🇩🇪Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport🇩🇪 (@btsportfootball) November 6, 2019 SON HEUNG-MIN bounced back from his weekend devastation as he scored two goals in Tottenham’s impressive 4-0 Champions League win at Red Star Belgrade.Son was visibly distraught after his tackle led to a horrific injury to Everton’s Andre Gomes on Sunday and he was a doubt to make the trip to Serbia as a result.6 Son Heung-min made the sign of a heart after scoring his second for Spurs – possibly a sign of affection for the stricken Andre GomesCredit: Reuters6 The South Korean striker made a prayer sign after scoring his first goal – again probably for Andre GomesCredit: BT Sport6 It proved an emotional night for Son Heung-min just days after the horrors of Goodison ParkCredit: ReutersSon grabs Spurs second!A muted celebration from the Korean. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/emCKGLvy9c— 🇩🇪Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport🇩🇪 (@btsportfootball) November 6, 2019last_img read more


May 31, 2020 0

Ashley to visit Ja for speaking tour

first_imgJamaica’s former world boxing champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley will be on the island from April 24-28 as the special guest of J. Wray & Nephew Limited (JWN) for a weeklong series of activities dubbed the JWN ‘EmPOWERment’ Tour.The JWN EmPOWERment Tour will include self-defence workshops and motivational talks delivered by Ashley to young adults in Kingston and St Elizabeth.JWN chairman Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence, commenting on Ashley’s visit said “Jamaica has produced numerous world class athletes and, indeed, world leaders in many industries, so there were many persons with whom we could have worked. We decided to partner with Alicia on this tour because of her own commitment to giving back and making philanthropy a hallmark of her career even while remaining a successful boxer.”The local boxing fraternity also expressed support for the initiative. Leroy Brown, general secretary of the Jamaica Boxing Board, said: “It was such a thrill to hear that J. Wray & Nephew has invited Alicia to be a part of this tour. She is a role model to females and young people in general. We at the board wholeheartedly believe that Alicia’s life story, work ethic, and general attitude will make a terrific impact on the persons with whom she will engage during this EmPOWERment tour.”Ashley is a five-time world champion and has been entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest female boxing champion. She currently resides in New York.last_img read more


January 20, 2020 0

Eze’s triple-double powers Perpetual over JRU

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lim, however, felt that the win over a fellow NCAA contender doesn’t mean much at this stage.“We just caught JRU in a bad night,” he remarked, as JRU shot 36-percent from the field against Perpetual’s sky-high 52-percent clip.Lim did share his elation with how the Altas have been improving over their past outings.“We’re getting better every game and that’s what I want to see.”Leonardo Esguerra carried JRU with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Apinan got 14 markers and 12 boards in the team’s first loss in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs PLAY LIST 01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Player of the Week: Injury free, Manuel back to playing big for Aces MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “At least, he knows what he can do and what he can bring to the table,” said Perpetual Help head coach Frankie Lim of Eze’s performance.John Villanueva added 18 markers, seven boards, four assists, and two steals while AJ Coronel got 11 points, six rebounds, and four dimes for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Eze lording in the paint, Perpetual quickly established control of the game with a 15-3 start.Though the Heavy Bombers leaned on Jeckster Apinan to recover and even briefly claim the lead in the second quarter, Eze was at it again to help the Altas regain control and this time, for good after taking a 41-29 lead that ballooned to 20 in fourth quarter. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPrince Eze recorded a rare triple-double to power University of Perpetual Help to an 88-72 rout of Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Eze dominated with 24 points, 20 rebounds, and a record-setting 11 blocks to become only the fifth player in league history to achieve the feat.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The Scores:PERPETUAL 88 — Eze 24, Villanueva 18, Coronel 11, Aurin 9, Jimenez 9, Peralta 8, Charcos 7, Antonio 2, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0.JRU 72 — Esguerra 21, Apinan 14, Mendoza 11, Grospe 6, Perez 6, Yu 6, Dela Virgen 5, Bordon 2, Mvogo 1, Padua 0, Pontejos 0, Tayongtong 0.Quarters: 17-11, 41-29, 62-53, 88-72.last_img read more


January 19, 2020 0

Ginebra ends 3-game slump behind Brownlee’s monster effort

first_imgJustin Brownlee leads Ginebra to a breakthrough win. PBA IMAGESJustin Brownlee finally pulled off a breakthrough win with the Barangay Ginebra Kings in a 93-85 triumph over the NLEX Road Warriors in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup road game at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation Saturday night in Legazpi City.Brownlee was always a force for the Kings in their last three matches, including an overtime loss to San Miguel Beer, but they badly needed this one to keep them in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Gilas settles for 1-1 after loss to Mongolia in Fiba 3×3 World Cup Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Arnett Moultrie gave his all for NLEX, scoring 30 points on top of 19 rebounds, four steals and one block, but wasn’t able to get the support from a crew led by Emman Monfort, the only local player who finished in double figures with 14 points.Alex Mallari somehow lost his flair for playing hero during crunch time, bungling 11 of his 13 shots from the field, including missing all of his five three-point attempts.The Kings moved up with their second win in seven outings, but remained in a tight situation with four games left in their elimination-round campaign.Only eight teams will progress to the crossover quarters after the elims with the top two squads earning a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ The beloved import finished with a near triple double with 23 points 22 rebounds and seven assists against three turnovers.Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar also delivered for the Kings, who relied mostly on their might in the paint to send the Road Warriors to their sixth defeat in eight games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe crowd favorites only needed a big run early in the third with Sol Mercado and Joe DeVance complementing Ginebra’s frontline that made the outcome predictable.Without reliable gunners Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, the Road Warriors shot themselves in the foot after missing most of their attempts in a spirited chase to cut down the Kings to size. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

8 shortlisted as 2nd list likely in two weeks – Jagdeo

first_imgGECOM ChairmanshipEight persons have so far been shortlisted as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo prepares to submit to President David Granger, in two weeks’ time, his second list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.The Opposition Leader told Guyana Times on Saturday, during a telephone interview, that he hopes to finalise the list within the next two weeks, so he can submit the fresh list for consideration. He reminded that it is a challenging task to compile a list of candidates in accordance with the requirements stipulated by the Head of State.Jagdeo has expressed hope that the President would accept this second list of nominees, because, he said, the pool of qualified persons keeps getting smaller with every rejection.Businessman Marcel Gaskin has moved to the courts to challenge the constitutionality of President Granger’s rejection of the first list of candidates, but Jagdeo, himself a former President, has expressed hope that those legal proceedings would not setback any progress in appointing a new GECOM Chairman.Jagdeo had previously nominated Attorney Christopher Ram, conflict resolution specialist Lawrence Lachmansingh, retired Major General Norman Mc Lean, business executive Ramesh Dookhoo, Indian rights activist Rhyaan Shah, and History Professor James Rose, but the President had declared that that list was not acceptable on the basis that it did not include anyone who was qualified to be a judge.The issue has sparked a national debate on the interpretation of Article 161 of the Constitution of Guyana, with some contending that the President was right while others insist that he had erred. Article 161 (2) states: “…the Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth, or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court, or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”Legal luminaries have argued that the Constitution, which incorporated the Carter Formula, provided for the inclusion of any other qualified person outside the field of law by including the phrase “any other fit and proper person”, but Granger has initially maintained that everyone must fall in the legal sphere of being judge-like.Following meetings with the Opposition Leader after weeks of impasse on the matter, Granger provided a list of criteria to be used for the selection of a new list of nominees. However, representatives of civil society with whom Jagdeo consulted have found it challenging to find persons who meet the President’s criteria. His conditions disqualify anyone engaged in any form of activism — gender, racial or religious; and persons affiliating with political parties. Some persons have questioned the legality of the President’s requirement, while others deem it an imposition on the Constitution.The search for a new Chairman of GECOM began following the resignation of Dr Steve Surujbally, a veterinarian by profession, from the post in November 2016.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Cecil Lake Fire is now contained

first_imgThe Cecil Lake fire has now been contained by Forest Fire Fighters.The blaze started Monday morning at around 10am and crews have been there all night fighting the fire.  The fire has grown to 40 hectares in size, but is 100 percent contained.  Crews will spend the day today working to suppress the fire.The cause is still under investigation but the Prince George Fire Centre has confirmed that the fire was caused by humans.  Both homes near the fire have been protected at this time.- Advertisement -As for the other fires in the region, the Charlie Lake Fire has also been contained and caused by humans.The only fire still out of control is the Peterson Crossing Fire near the Milligan Creek Road.  This fire was also caused by human activity, but an official cause is still being investigated.  There are 15 fire fighters and 2 helicopters working the fire.  The fire is approximately 60 hectares in size and 25km north of Cecil Lake.We will have more on this fire as details become available.  If you have any photos of any Forest Fires in the region e-mail contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comAdvertisementlast_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Fort St. John property tax sale list revised

first_imgFor the original Tax Sale story, Click HereClick on the attachment below for the revised list. The Fort Hotel property remains on the Annual Tax Sale list.The City of Fort St. John released a revised list of properties facing tax sale. Five properties have been removed, after the city received full payment for the delinquent portion of the taxes and interests. But, the Fort Hotel property at the corner of 100th and 100th remains, and has an upset price of $66,748. – Advertisement -The sale auctions off properties on which no taxes have been paid for at least three years, in compliance with the Local Government Act.When the list was originally released, 19 properties were up for tax sale. Last year, 22 properties were announced for tax sale, but taxes were paid by the due date on all of them.The property owners must pay the delinquent taxes and interest before 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28. Otherwise, properties will be up for auction at City Hall, at 10:00 a.m. that day.Advertisementlast_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

NEAT hosting second annual Earth Hour 5K Run/Walk

first_imgThose interested in participating can register as a team or individual.“This is a family and pet friendly event,” NEAT’s webpage reads. “We have prizes for the first individual to cross the line, the first team to come in and we even have a prize for the first dog.”The registration fee runs a cost of $25.00 per person or $100.00 for a team of up to six. Kids 12 and under can participate free of charge. Individual registration can be completed online, while those looking to register as a team are asked to directly call the office at 250 785 6328.- Advertisement -The 5K run/walk begins at the North Light College main entrance and has participants going through the community trails.The event is taking place Saturday March 28, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0