Colchester next up for Under-23s

first_imgThe Professional Development League encounter will be played at Colchester’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.Luke Williams’ side are currently in the midst of a fixture pile-up, playing league games against Ipswich Town last Friday (1-0 loss) and Birmingham City on Monday (2-2 draw).They face a further two games next week, on Monday away at Hull City, before a trip to Swansea City on Thursday in the Premier League Cup knockout stages.Meanwhile, City have been handed a home tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League Cup quarter-finals, if they can overcome Swansea.last_img read more

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2020 Florida Primary Election Results

first_imgCindy Lerner (Runoff required with Raquel Ragalado) Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced that preliminary election results show that more than 3,890,947 voters exercised their right to vote during the election. Circuit Court Judge Group. 18 Daniel Perez (REP) Incumbent District 24 US CONGRESS: District 20 Rodney Harris Sarah Leonardi District 23 Supervisor of Elections Keon Hardemon (Runoff needed with Gepsie M. Metellus) Residential Seat 1 District 117 District 22 DISTRICT 5 District 102 Circuit Court Judge Group 50 Fredericka Wilson (DEM) Incumbent Estaban Bovo (Runoff election needed with Daniella Levine Cava) Carlos Giminez (REP) Shannan Ighodaro Phoebee Rebecca Francois. Clerk and Comptroller Frank Ledee Andre Williams District 104 Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DEM) Incumbent District 35 Lubby Navarro Rene Garcia Group. 12 – Debra Moses Stephens Gordon Weekes (DEM) District 81 Saulis Banionis (REP) Lois Frankel (DEM) Incumbent District 88 Perry Thurston (DEM) Incumbent David Borrero (REP) Residential Seat 3 COMMUNITY COUNCIL 8, SUBAREA 82 – Alethia Emily Hinds Anika Omphroy (Dem) Incumbent District 96 Christine Hunschofsky (DEM) GROUP 75 – Roie Anette Aponte Here are the preliminary results from the Florida primaries: Dennis Moss (Runoff required with Luisa Santos ) Felicia Simone Robinson (DEM) School Board – District 9 GROUP 65 – Denise Martinez-Scanziani County Court Judge Group 27 COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 3 Maureen Porras (DEM) Katherine Fernandez Rundle (DEM) District 95 School Board Member Eileen Higgins (Runoff needed with Renier Diaz de la Portilla) Natasha DePrimo Mayor Bruno Barreiro (REP) Joe Scott (DEM) Omari Hardy (DEM) GROUP 24: Christine Bandín Group 3 – Jean L Enwright (DEM) BROWARD COUNTY District 105 Tina Polsky (DEM) Christopher Benjamin (DEM) Alison Gilman Oliver Gilbert MAYOR DISTRICT 7 District 39 George Odom Jr. (Runoff needed with Dennis Bailey) Harold Pryor County Court Judge Group 22 Greg Musselwhite (REP) District 29 Patti Englander Henning Thomas Fabricio (REP) H. Wayne Clark (REP) Joseph Abruzzo (DEM) Maria G. Marino (REP) Bobby DuBose (DEM) Incumbent District 33 Results of the Primary Election August 18, 2020 At-Large Seat 5 Circuit Judge Group 16 County Sheriff District 5 – Frank Anthony Barbieri, Jr. District 9 District 112 Dale Holness (DEM) Incumbent Group 30 – Jamie Goodman District 1 – Barbara McQuinn PROPERTY APPRAISER Debra Hixon (Runoff needed with Jeff Holness) DISTRICT 5 Dotie Joseph (DEM) Incumbent Javier Fernandez (DEM) District 101 District 2 – Alexandria Marie Ayala FLORIDA SENATE State Attorney County Commission Supervisor of Elections COMMUNITY COUNCIL 11, SUBAREA 114 – Christian Cevallos Voters hit the polls on Tuesday for the August primary in Florida, after record-breaking mail and early voting. PALM BEACH COUNTY DISTRICT 7 District 108 School Board – District 3 The Winners District 1 COUNTY JUDGE Kevin Chambliss (DEM) DISTRICT 13 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 1 GROUP 55 -Joe Perkins DISTRICT 3 Brenda Foreman STATE ATTORNEY, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT District 94 . District 107 COMMUNITY COUNCIL 14, SUBAREA 144 – Kelli Ann Thomas Tim Ryan (DEM) Incumbent Marie Woodson (DEM) DISTRICT 9 Joe A. Martinez Circuit Court Judge Group 30 GROUP 67 – Mavel Ruiz District 103 District 26 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Christi Fraga (Runoff required with Mara Zapata) Lucia Baez-Geller (Runoff required with Russ Rywell) Alcee Hastings (DEM) Incumbent James (Jim) Pruden (REP) Kion McGhee (Runoff required with Elvis R. Maldonado) Shevrin “Shev” Jones (DEM) Laura Loomer (REP) Dale C. Cohen Maria Elvira Salazar (REP) Wendy Sartory Link (DEM) GROUP 57 – Carmen Cabarga Gregory Tony (DEM) Incumbent COMMUNITY COUNCIL 15, SUBAREA 154 – Christina M. Farias CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS Kelly Skidmore (DEM) DISTRICT 11 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Shannon Campbell Jean-Pierre Bado (DEM) District 27 County Court Judge Group 31 Ric Bradshaw (DEM) Clerk of the Court Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit Linda A. Alley District 21 District 116 FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE County Public Defender Robin Bartleman (DEM) Carla Spalding (REP) County Court Judge CIRCUIT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Port of Palm Beach Group 16 – Jeffrey Gillen Pedro J. Garcia District 114 GROUP 9: Miquel ‘Mike’ Mirabel District 7 Circuit Court Judge Group 27 Group 2 – Katherine Waldon (DEM) County Sheriff DISTRICT 9 COMMUNITY COUNCIL 14, SUBAREA 146 – Steven M. Greenlast_img read more

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Storm Gaming gains funding round from Intrinsic Equity

first_imgIndependent digital retail gaming content supplier Storm Gaming Technology (Storm Gaming), has confirmed that it has received venture financing from Birmingham-based investment firm Intrinsic Equity.Storm Gaming management declared that the funding would be used to develop the firm’s current gaming portfolio.To date Telford-based Storm Gaming services circa 5,000 games installed in pubs, bars, clubs and arcades within the UK, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and Croatia.As part of the deal, James Grenfell, principal at Intrinsic Equity and senior partner at Orbis Partners, will join the Storm Gaming board alongside founder and chief executive Richard Sheldon, industry veteran Steve Murray and Sportingbet founder Mark Blandford’s Rockridge Investments.James Grenfell commented on the investment: “We have invested in Storm at an exciting time and look forward to helping Richard and Steve accelerate their plans as a global provider of multi-platform compelling games content.”Richard Sheldon backed Intrinsic Equity as investors :”Through their long-standing relationship with Steve and their recent work with CORE Gaming and Sky, James Grenfell and his team, saw an opportunity both to invest and to support the business with their financial and sector knowledge. We are delighted to welcome them to the Storm Gaming Technology journey.” StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Submit UKGC hosts tech expert meeting on safer gambling February 13, 2020 Chetu strengthens UK presence with Birmingham office December 17, 2019 BGC highlights UK casinos ‘community response’ under lockdown orders July 14, 2020last_img read more

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Paintsil steers Fulham to Europe

first_imgGhana defender John Pantsil has proven to be one of the most instrumental players who helped to send Fulham to Europe this season.The English side finished seventh in the Premier League which ended on Sunday despite a 2-0 loss to Everton on the final day.The defender has played all but one of the 38 matches of the league season and missed the single game because of suspension.Panstil, who suffered lack of playing time at rivals West Ham, joined Fulham at the start of the season and has won the hearts of the fans because of his commitment to the clubHe played constantly as the right wing back for the club and made the club’s defence resolute this season.After surviving on the last day in season 2007/08, the Cottagers made great inroads this season. Meanwhile, Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has rated qualifying for next season’s inaugural European league as one of his greatest managerial achievements.Hodgson said although he doesn’t like rating his achievements, this one is right up there.“I said to the players after the game that I’ve had a long career and I’ve been very lucky,” said Hodgson.“Quite a few honours have come my way but as far as I’m concerned, the work these guys have done for me this year, not just the players, but all the staff around me, makes me really proud of it. I will remember it as one of my very best years.“I don’t like ranking achievement but this one will always be one of the finest moments. When I came to Fulham we looked doomed and a year-and-a-half later we are in seventh place and in Europe – and I do think that is an achievement. “I don’t want to take credit for that. I am a cog in the wheel. I am a person who prepares the players but they deserve the credit. The fans pay to see the players not me.“I am really pleased with the players and the work they have put in. Fortunately the other results went pretty much as we thought. For Tottenham to beat Liverpool at Anfield was always going to be a tough task. But I will take seventh spot and the European place.“After a couple of days I shall look back on what has been a fantastic season for us.“Now the hard work begins to make certain that we try and bolster our squad and start all over again on August 1.“We can look back on season2008/09 like and we can say it was a great season because we got into Europe.” Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

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Essien targets injury-free season

first_imgMichael Essien will meet his new boss Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as he prepares for a pre-season tour of the United States.The Ghana midfielder says he feels fresh after his holidays in Accra and is hoping he can play a part in another fine season for Chelsea.Essien’s season last term was interrupted badly after he got injured on international duty for Ghana in January.It meant six painful months on the sidelines and the midfielder’s first priority this season is to stay fit for the coming campaign.“I have had a fantastic break and I am looking forward to the new season already,” Essien said on his personal website. “I am still buzzing from the FA Cup win and Ghana’s back to back wins in the World Cup qualifiers.“They were tough games but we came through very well and I am hoping to carry the same form into the new season starting in the US. “I am also hoping for an injury free season and so I can contribute fully to team. At the end of the season I expect us to be up there with the best,” he concluded.Source: Kickoff.comlast_img read more

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Wellington volleyball team is off to state after sub-state victories over Winfield, Ark City

first_imgWellington captures the sub-state championship. (Click on photo for larger version)by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the second time in three years, the Wellington High School volleyball team is going to state.The Crusaders defeated Winfield 25-22, 25-11 in the first round and Ark City 25-19, 25-14 to win the Class 4A Sub-State Championship in Winfield Saturday afternoon. Wellington (19-16) will be heading to the Bicentennial Tony Pizza Center where it will compete against Ulysses, Bishop Miege, Louisburg, Independence, El Dorado, Rose Hill and Basehor-Linwood.The tournament bracket has not been made up yet, but it is assured that the field will be broken up into a pool of four teams in a round robin format on Friday. The top two teams of each pool will advance to the finals on Saturday. Wellington will be playing in the morning. The Class 4A Division 1 bracket will be out Sunday on the KSHSAA site.Brooke McCorkle scores an important point against Ark City.The Crusaders came into Winfield’s sub-state tournament as the lone team above .500. But it was going to be tough especially with Ark City looming in the championship match. Wellington had never played Ark City this season, having only been in one tournament with the Bulldogs and that was the preseason Winfield tournament in late August. The Bulldogs were on the other side of the bracket.“I knew this was going to be a tough matchup and honestly I thought we would be lucky to win it,” said Blake Brewster, Wellington head volleyball coach. “Ark City had played Cheney close this season, and were were beat up pretty good by Cheney.”Although Ark City was only 11-25, it had played a Class 5A schedule throughout the season, and had a height advantage over the Lady Dukes. This is the first season Ark City is 4A.But it turned out the worries would be for naught as the Crusaders were in front for most of the match. After Ark City opened the sub-state championship with a 4-2 lead, Wellington would rattle of six straight points to take an 8-4 lead.Keelie Cunningham serves against Winfield in the first round.“We had really worked hard this week in practice especially with our serve receiving,” Brewster said. “We passed the ball well today and that kept our opponent from getting on these 5 to 7 point runs.”Wellington would never look back in set one and won 25-19.Going into the final match, the Crusaders and Bulldogs went back and fourth for the early part of the set – tied at 10-apiece.But then Wellington scored 4 consecutive points and then turned a 14-10 lead into a 20-14 advantage. The Crusaders then scored the final five points to clear its schedule for Salina.“We are playing our best volleyball of the season,” Brewster said. “We have figured out what position we need to be in and where to make the adjustments.”The Crusaders went to their first state tournament two years ago, which incidentally was in the same gymnasium. Last year, the Crusaders lost in the sub-state championship to Rose Hill which won the state championship.Earlier in the day, Wellington met Winfield, a team the Lady Dukes had seen on three different occasions during the regular season including Tuesday night.Jenna Rausch setting up the serve against Ark City.“It was frustrating we were matched up with them after just playing them,” Brewster said. “It makes for an tough situation because Winfield came into the game thinking it had nothing to lose.”Wellington’s only real adversity came against Winfield in the first set of the day. The Crusaders had led 18-12 but then saw the Vikings eventually take a 22-20 lead. Wellington then called time out and disposed of the Vikings with five straight points.In the second set, the Crusaders dominated Winfield to a 25-11 victory.For all the pictures of Wellington’s big day, click here.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the scorer’s table during a timeout in the first half in Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. At left is teammate JR Smith. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James recovered quickly from his neck strain. There’s still too much stress on his back.He’s carrying the Cavaliers. It’s a springtime tradition.As has been the case for much of his 15-year career, James has had to perform at an extraordinary level throughout these playoffs, most recently in Cleveland’s Game 2 loss at Boston.Bouncing back after taking a blow to the jaw from Jayson Tatum’s shoulder that violently twisted his head and sent a chill down the spines of Cleveland fans, James finished with 42 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.It was not enough, however. His teammates failed him and the Cavs fell into a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals.Kevin Love (22 points, 15 rebounds) helped, so did Kyle Korver (four 3-pointers) and Tristan Thompson (8 points, 7 rebounds). But too many other Cavs ranged from mediocre to awful.If Cleveland is to even the series at home, that has to change starting in Game 3 on Saturday.“We have to ramp it up,” said J.R. Smith, who didn’t score in Game 2 and committed a critical flagrant foul. “We’re playing too slow. We’re making ’Bron play hero ball, which is tough to do, especially in the Eastern Conference finals. We got to help him. With that said, we have to give him an opportunity to make him feel confident to give us the ball so we can make the right plays. We got to help him and he’s got to help us.”Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said James “did everything” in practice Thursday, but the 33-year-old had left the floor by the time media members were allowed in for interviews. James was spotted in the fitness and training area inside the facility.Lue said the Cavs spent time breaking down video of the two losses. There was plenty to dissect.Cleveland has had puzzling defensive lapses, and Lue said there were up to nine instances in Game 2 alone where communication breakdowns led to easy baskets or open shots for the Celtics.On offense, Lue feels Smith and point guard George Hill, who have been outscored 72-12 in two games by Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier, need to be more aggressive and attack the basket.Smith believes it’s simpler than that.“Make shots, that’s the only thing we can do,” said Smith, who is 2 for 17 and 0 for 7 on 3-pointers in the series. “I mean obviously we can do more on the defensive side, but our main focus is to make shots right now when we get it. If we don’t have them, try to make the next-best play. Right now ’Bron and Kev are working overly hard, trying to carry us. We just got to step up and do our job.”But talking a good game is one thing, playing one is another. The Cavs don’t have time for speeches or excuses. With their season inching toward danger, results are all that matter.Hill didn’t record an assist in 28 minutes in Game 1 and had three points in Game 2. He missed time in the opening round against Indiana with back spasms and has been puzzled by his drop-off after playing so well in Cleveland’s sweep over Toronto.“I’m trying to figure it out myself,” he said. “I think a little bit of just trying to be more involved offensively, trying to be more involved defensively, not waiting until a play is possibly called and things like that to go do it. I’ve just got to be more assertive, I’ve got to play with that edge like I did in the second series“There’s no one to blame but myself. You’ve got to look yourself in the mirror and say, ‘What can I do better?’”The Cavs know they need to be more physical after the Celtics took the fight to them in Boston.Lue raised some eyebrows following Game 2 when he described Boston’s players as “gooning up” the series. Lue explained he wasn’t being critical.“It’s not a bad thing to goon it up,” he said. “Like, they’re taking hard fouls, they’re being physical. They’re playing playoff basketball. So that’s all I meant by it.”Thompson said he loves that Boston is playing “hard and chippy.” But he knows if the Cavs don’t ease the burden on James, this fight could be over sooner than expected.“Other guys have to contribute and other guys have to step up,” Tristan Thompson said. “Of course, it’s a huge luxury having LeBron on our team. At the same time, we have to be ready to play and we have to do our job.”And get off James’ back.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballlast_img read more

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Top nod for our businesses

first_imgBy KATELYN PINAL SEVERAL Cardinia Shire businesses were given a glowing endorsement by the Governor of Victoria last Friday during…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Hitched up for prizes

first_imgBRUCE and Margrit McIllroy of Pakenham were the big winners of the Rotary Club of Pakenham and Inner Wheel Club…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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