Antisipasi Gangguan Kabut Saat Musim Dingin, Ini Yang Disiapkan Perkeretaapian India!

first_imgSumber: indianexpress.com Dalam upaya untuk menjaga On Time Performance (OTP) selama musim dingin yang hampir tiba, perkeretaapian India telah berencana untuk menggunakan perangkat keselamatan tambahan untuk mengantisipasi turunnya kabut yang akan mengganggu pengoperasian dari kereta di sana. Perangkat keselamatan ini menganut sistem GPS yang dapat digunakan dalam kondisi berkabut, yang akan berguna untuk memberikan tanda kepada masinis ketika mendekati mendekati sinyal atau rambu.Baca Juga: Setarakan Kaum Minoritas, Formulir Tiket Kereta di India Akan Tambah Kolom T Untuk TransgenderDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman indiatimes.com (13/11/2017), seorang pejabat kereta api mengutarakan rencananya untuk menggunakan perangkat berbasis GPS ini bertujuan untuk memberikan peringatan dini kepada masinis. Ia juga melanjutkan bahwa perkeretaapian India telah menyediakan sekitar 2.400 perangkat yang rencananya akan dipasang di India sebelah Utara. Daerah tersebut dinilai sebagai tempat yang paling parah jika kabut tebal musim dingin mulai turun. Lebih lanjut, pejabat kereta api ini mengatakan bahwa sekitar 900 perangkat berbasis GPS ini telah diedarkan ke zona Delhi. Selain itu, Perkeretaapian juga akan menyebarkan fogmen untuk menempatkan detonator di beberapa jalur. Ini bertujuan untuk memberi tahu masinis jika kereta yang mereka kendalikan tengah bergerak mendekati sinyal atau rambu. Jika masinis tidak bisa melihat sinyal atau rambu karena tertutup kabut, dikhawatirkan ini akan menimbulkan sebuah kecelakaan.Pejabat perkeretaapian India juga akan melakukan pemeriksaan pelat secara intensif dan mendeteksi isu yang beredar mengenai fraktur pada rel, karena ini merupakan penyebab utama kereta tergelincir selama musim dingin. Sistem auto signaling juga akan dikonversi menjadi semi otomatis dan pembatasan kecepatan akan diberlakukan selama situasi berkabut yang intens.Baca Juga: Atasi Lonjakan Penumpang Kereta di Musim Libur, India Siapkan Skema VikalpUntuk mengantisipasi sistem komunikasi yang terganggu, perkeretaapian India juga berencana untuk menyediakan walkie talkie bagi awak kereta dan petugas di stasiun. Selain itu, petugas stasiun juga akan melengkapi masinis dengan buklet indikasi sinyal dan melakukan penyuluhan dalam bekerja selama musim dingin.Beberapa masalah yang kerap kali muncul di perkeretaapian India selama musim dingin adalah kekurangan petugas di lapangan yang mengakibatkan mobilitas menjadi menurun, disorientasi pada jadwal, lonjakan penumpang yang menunggu di stasiun, hingga beberapa jalur yang tidak bisa dilewati akibat kapasitas petugas di lapangan yang tidak memadai.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedCegah Kecelakaan di Perlintasan Sebidang, Indian Railways Adopsi Teknologi Satelit29/11/2017In “Darat”Tak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat”Untuk Pertama Kalinya Mumbaikars Merasakan Layanan Kereta Ekonomi AC27/12/2017In “Darat”last_img read more

Dwyane Wade mourns passing of longtime agent

first_img Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 CLEVELAND– Dwyane Wade missed yesterday’s game against the Indiana Pacers as he dealt with an undisclosed personal matter.Head coach Tyronn Lue said before the game that Wade had spoken with general manager Koby Altman and had been given the go-ahead to miss as much time as he needed.“How much ever time he needs to take to get over what he’s going through, then he’ll be back,” Lue said pregame.On Saturday, Wade posted an emotional message to his Instagram after the passing of his agent Henry “Hank” Thomas. Read his full message below.center_img Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDwyane WadeNBAlast_img read more

Report: Browns to Add Chiefs Tight End Demetrius Harris with Two-Year Deal

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Add another weapon to the Browns offense.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has agreed to terms with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris on a two-year deal. Harris is 6-7, 229 pounds, and last season had 25 catches for 164 yards and three scores, but likely can be looked at as the replacement for recently released tight end Darren Fells.The 27-year-old started three games, appearing in 15 last season for the AFC West Champion Chiefs, who fell in overtime to the Patriots in the AFC Title Game in Kansas City.Oddly enough Harris didn’t play college football, instead playing basketball and club football for Wisconsin–Milwaukee, which has no college football program.He went undrafted in 2013 to the Chiefs, and has built a nice career for himself with Kansas City over the last six seasons.Former Chiefs’ TE Demetrius Harris intends to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, per source. Browns adding yet another weapon for QB Baker Mayfield.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019 Related TopicsBrownsDemetrius Harriscenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

Borough Assembly Considers EMT Services For Highway Corridor

first_imgThe mayor/EMS Workgroup will now continue developing a plan for this type of service area and will report back to the assembly with a recommendation. According to a Borough working group, “Alaska Department of Transportation statistics for 2015 show the average traffic count on the unprotected stretches of the Seward and Sterling highways at between 3,000 and 4,000 vehicles a day, with summer peaks at three times that level. There were 126 traffic accidents, injuring almost 180 people, on those sections of the highways in 2015-2016.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously approved two changes to its code on Tuesday evening which start the process to create an emergency response service area for the frequently-traveled highway corridor connecting the Kenai Peninsula to the rest of the state. Currently, the area is patrolled by volunteers, but Borough staff says the work is tough and the volunteer crews “aren’t as young as they used to be.” McGinnis: “They were able to cut the top off of my car, but they could not get me out of my car while I was bleeding out and lost three units of blood until CES could finally get there, because there was nothing to put me into that was warm enough.”center_img One major issue is that there are very few private properties along that stretch of the highway; much of that land is federally-owned. The working group proposed using part of the federal Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) to fund emergency services in the region. The government PILT is given to the Borough to help offset the loss of property tax revenue caused by federal land ownership. Lara McGinnis urged the Assembly to approve the ordinance, describing the night she spent 90 minutes trapped in a car wreck on that stretch of the road.last_img read more

Sullivan | Calipari can’t win for winning

first_imgCoach of the Year is like the Miss Congeniality award. It is, at its core, a consolation prize.It says you were a worthy contender, but maybe not the prettiest girl in the pageant. It says you made the most out of what you were given, albeit maybe not as much as someone who started the competition with more talent.That Virginia coach Tony Bennett could win the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Coach of the Year award over Kentucky’s unbeaten John Calipari is in some ways a snub and in other ways a reminder that coaching awards tend to favor those who overcome more often than those who overwhelm.Consider: The last coach to win the men’s NCAA title and the USBWA Coach of the Year Award in the same year was North Carolina State’s Norm Sloan, in 1974. The only other coach to accomplish that double was John Wooden, who did it five times during his dynastic UCLA tenure.Some of this curious disconnect is a function of timing. Votes tabulated before the end of the NCAA tournament inevitably reward regular season success or career achievement because they cannot reliably predict championships. Thus Bobby Knight won the USBWA award twice at Indiana, but not in any of the three years he won NCAA titles. Roy Williams won the award twice, but in neither of his championship seasons at North Carolina.National coach of the year? Not Calipari?And get this: Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Calhoun, Rick Pitino, Denny Crum and Billy Donovan have combined to win 13 NCAA titles and exactly zero USBWA Coach of the Year awards.Still, let’s not kid ourselves, there’s more at work here other than egregious oversight and glaring omission. Calipari’s candidacy for any honor is bound to be compromised by the baggage he bears from UMass and Memphis, those “vacated” Final Four appearances caused by NCAA infractions committed on his watch.There is also widespread antipathy toward his high-turnover tenure at UK — capsulized, and disparaged, as “one-and-done.” He suffers, too, particularly this year, from the perception that he started the season with a pat hand.Calipari is being penalized, in large part, for transcendent recruiting; for building a brand that hotshot high school players recognize as the NBA’s waiting room; for excelling at the most critical aspect of a college basketball coach’s job — stockpiling talent.Perhaps Tony Bennett is more innovative, more technically skilled and a better teacher than is Calipari, but I’m not sure how many basketball writers are qualified to make that judgment. But you don’t have to be an expert or a savant to know no other college basketball coach has won 36 straight games (and counting) in the same season.Report: Barbee met with NevadaIs that streak the predictable result of recruiting nine McDonald’s All-Americans? If so, Krzyzewski did the same thing at Duke and did not run the table. If in fact Calipari trails Bennett in tactical brilliance, does he not get surpassing marks for salesmanship and psychology; for attracting so many elite players and convincing them to accept reduced roles for the greater good?Seriously, what does the guy have to do to receive his just due? Win every game by shutout?“I think John Calipari’s done a brilliant job,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday afternoon. “I’d put him at the top. Regular-season coach of the year, there are so many guys you could put, but I think I’d give it to John.“Now, at the postseason-type thing, you can go with anybody. You see who shakes out. So many guys have done a great job. I think (Steve Alford) held it together and has done a great job (at UCLA). Obviously (Gregg Marshall) did another great job (at Wichita State). Tony Bennett and (Villanova’s) Jay Wright … did a great job. Roy Williams has kept his team together playing good basketball. Bob Huggins has done a fabulous job with West Virginia. But I think that when you’re undefeated and nobody’s beaten you, it’s clear-cut who the coach of the year is right now.”That it’s not clear to the USBWA is consistent with a familiar pattern in media coaching awards: ultimate victory being a less reliable predictor than perceived overachievement.Phil Jackson won 11 NBA titles and one Coach of the Year Award. Vince Lombardi won six NFL titles and one Associated Press Coach of the Year Award. No baseball manager has won the World Series and a Manager of the Year award in the same season since Ozzie Guillen did it in 2005.In professional leagues governed by player drafts and payroll imbalances, the success of an individual coach or a manager is limited by the talent at his disposal. Though college coaches do not operate in a vacuum, and any Kentucky basketball coach operates with enviable advantages, not every coach can turn advantages into accomplishments as adroitly as has John Calipari.If he’s not your Coach of the Year, maybe you need a new calendar. Tim Sullivan can be reached at (502) 582-4650, tsullivan@courier-journal.com or @TimSullivan714 on Twitter.last_img read more

SEC football: Picking the best weekly games of 2015

first_imgKentucky at VanderbiltNorth Texas at TennesseeAlabama at Mississippi StateGeorgia at AuburnFlorida at South CarolinaBYU vs. Missouri in Kansas CityWestern Carolina at Texas A&M WEEK 12: NOV. 21 Texas A&M at VanderbiltThere may be a few better games (Tennessee-Missouri, LSU-Ole Miss), but the Texas A&M-Vanderbilt game gives SEC fans an opportunity to visit Nashville to watch two teams that they may have missed during the season. Neither team is expected to challenge for the SEC title. New defensive coordinator John Chavis’ defense, especially end Myles Garrett, could prove to be too much for the Commodores.Other games: WEEK 3: SEPT. 19South Carolina at GeorgiaA year ago, the Gamecocks were the trendy pick to win the SEC East. They finished 3-5. But, somehow, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier often has his team playing at its best when Georgia pops up on the schedule. South Carolina won 38-35 in 2014 and has won four of the last five meetings. 5 p.m., ESPNOther games:UConn at Missouri, 11 a.m., ESPNUNevada at Texas A&M, 11 a.m., SECAuburn at LSU, 2:30 p.m., CBSNorthwestern State at Mississippi State, 3 p.m., SECAustin Peay at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC AlternateWestern Carolina at Tennessee, 6 p.m., ESPNUTexas Tech at Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN2Florida at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Ole Miss at Alabama, 8:15 p.m., ESPN WEEK 4: SEPT. 26 Tennessee at FloridaThere are two good choices this week: Mississippi State at Auburn and Tennessee at Florida. If you need to choose early, head for the Swamp. If the Vols are going to contend in the SEC East, they must get past their perennial nemesis. The Gators have beaten Tennessee 10 times in a row, including the 10-9 win in Knoxville in 2014.Other games:Vanderbilt at Ole MissMississippi State at AuburnMissouri at KentuckyUL Monroe at AlabamaTexas A&M vs. Arkansas in Arlington, TexasSouthern at GeorgiaLSU at SyracuseCentral Florida at South Carolina WEEK 5: OCT. 3 Alabama at GeorgiaWhen the Tide rolls into Athens, it could be a preview of the SEC championship game. Interestingly, entering the season, both teams will have unproven quarterbacks. The game will likely be determined by the defenses. For Georgia to win the East, the Bulldogs will likely need to beat one of the two West Division teams on their schedule. But that won’t be easy. Auburn is the other West foe on the schedule.Other games:Arkansas at TennesseeVanderbilt at MTSUOle Miss at FloridaSouth Carolina at MissouriMississippi State at Texas A&MSan Jose State at AuburnEastern Kentucky at KentuckyEastern Michigan at LSUWEEK 6: OCT. 10Georgia at TennesseeA week after playing Alabama, Georgia must travel to Tennessee. This game should have a big bearing on the outcome of the SEC’s East Division. By this time, Georgia’s quarterback situation should be settled and all of the Tennessee newcomers should have adjusted to their new roles. Both teams should be ranked in the Top 20. If the Vols do not start the season as well as expected, then the SEC die-hard fan should consider heading back to Tuscaloosa for the Arkansas-Alabama game.Other games:Arkansas at AlabamaFlorida at MissouriLSU at South CarolinaNew Mexico State at Ole MissTroy at Mississippi StateWEEK 7: OCT. 17Missouri at GeorgiaYes, Georgia again. For a third straight week. But, there are not a lot of better options. Maybe Alabama at Texas A&M. This is a weak week in the SEC schedule. If Georgia gets past Tennessee in Week 6, then this game could go a long way to deciding if the Tigers can win a third straight East championship.Other games:Oct. 15:Auburn at KentuckyOct. 17:Vanderbilt at South CarolinaAlabama at Texas A&MFlorida at LSUOle Miss at MemphisLa. Tech at Mississippi State WEEK 8: OCT. 24 Tennessee at AlabamaHard to pick between Tennessee-Alabama and Auburn-Arkansas. But the projection here is that coach Butch Jones’ team has matured and is a viable contender in the SEC. Have they improved enough to upend the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa? Probably not quite yet. If they can, this would be the victory that pushes them up to the next level. And it will be a game that our children’s children will be talking about for decades.Other games: Tennessee at KentuckyVanderbilt at HoustonFlorida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla.Ole Miss at AuburnSouth Carolina at Texas A&MUT Martin at ArkansasWEEK 10: NOV. 7LSU at AlabamaWeek 10 offers one of the best schedules of the season. LSU at Alabama figures to be the best of the bunch, although by the time November rolls around, there could be a better game in the conference. Although the Tigers are just 9-7 in the SEC the past two seasons, their schedule gives them a bit of a break this year (East games against South Carolina and Florida). Are they up to the task at winning in Tuscaloosa?Other games: Missouri at VanderbiltAuburn at ArkansasTexas A&M at Ole MissKentucky at Mississippi StateWestern Kentucky at LSU WEEK 9: OCT. 31 Ole Miss at AuburnOverall, this is one of the leaner weeks of the SEC season. Auburn is expected to be one of SEC’s best. If the Tigers are going to upend Alabama and win the West, they’ll need this one. Entering the season, both teams had a lot of questions on offense. The guess here is new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has the Tigers’ defense rolling by Week 9.Other games: On Nov. 5: Will Alabama Crimson Tide mascot Big Al celebrate in confetti after the 2015 SEC championship game like he did after the 2014 victory?Will Alabama Crimson Tide mascot Big Al celebrate in confetti after the 2015 SEC championship game like he did after the 2014 victory?Interactive graphic Week-by-week 2015 SEC football scheduleThe last out of the SEC baseball season has been recorded.Thus, it’s time to think about SEC football, right? It’s just more than three months away. Before you start mapping out your summer vacation plan, you may want to save a few dollars for traveling through the SEC this fall.Here’s an early guide to the must-see games involving SEC teams: WEEK 1: SEPT. 5 Alabama vs. Wisconsin in DallasThere are several good non-conference games the first week of the season. South Carolina opens the schedule against North Carolina in Charlotte on Thursday, Sept. 3. The rest of the conference opens on Sept. 5.The best of those games pits Alabama against Wisconsin in Dallas at AT&T Stadium. The game will be broadcast on WKRN-2 at 7 p.m. Paul Chryst is in his first season coaching the Badgers. Will he have a game plan to stop the Crimson Tide? Who will be the coach Nick Saban’s starting quarterback?Other Games:Sept 3 games:North Carolina vs. South Carolina, 5 p.m., ESPNWestern Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., SECSept. 5 games:UL Monroe at Georgia, 11 a.m., SECUT Martin at Ole Miss, 11 a.m., SEC AlternateUTEP at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m., ESPNUAuburn vs. Louisville in Atlanta, 2:30 p.m., CBSBowling Green vs. Tennessee at Nissan Stadium, 3 p.m., SECSE Missouri State at Missouri, 3 p.m., SEC AlternateUL Lafayette at Kentucky, 6 p.m., ESPNUMcNeese State at LSU, 6:30 p.m., SEC AlternateNew Mexico State at Florida, 6:30 p.m., SECTexas A&M vs. Arizona State in Houston, 6 p.m., ESPNMississippi State at Southern Miss, 9 p.m., Fox Sports 1WEEK 2: SEPT. 12Oklahoma at TennesseeHow much have the Vols improved? We’ll find out the second week of the season when the Vols host the Sooners. Oklahoma beat Tennessee 34-10 last September. It was a reality check for the Vols. But, a lot has changed since then. This Tennessee team has a lot more depth and is now set at quarterback with Josh Dobbs. Can the defense stop junior quarterback Trevor Knight? 6 p.m., ESPNOther games:Jacksonville State at Auburn, 11 a.m., SEC NetworkGeorgia at Vanderbilt, 2:30 p.m., CBSFresno State at Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNUMTSU at Alabama, 3 p.m., SECToledo at Arkansas in Little Rock, 3 p.m., SEC AlternateEast Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN2Missouri at Arkansas State, 6 p.m., No TVBall State at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPNUKentucky at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., SECLSU at Mississippi State, 8:15 p.m., ESPNcenter_img Mississippi State at MissouriOther games on Nov. 7: Tennessee at MissouriLSU at Ole MissMississippi State at ArkansasCharleston Southern at AlabamaIdaho at AuburnFlorida Atlantic at FloridaGeorgia Southern at GeorgiaUNC Charlotte at Kentucky Week 13: Nov. 28 Rivalry weekAlabama-Auburn? Ole Miss-Mississippi State? Vanderbilt-Tennessee? All SEC fans should see each of these rivalries sometime during their lifetimes. You could also throw in Clemson-South Carolina, Georgia-Georgia Tech and Florida State-Florida. You can’t go wrong. Pick one and go. Next season, pick a different one.The schedule: Vanderbilt at FloridaSouth Carolina at TennesseeArkansas at Ole MissAuburn at Texas A&MKentucky at Georgia WEEK 11: NOV. 14 Arkansas at LSUThis game will feature some of the conference’s top running attacks. LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Arkansas’ Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins are among the league’s best. Although the Razorbacks are coming off a 7-6 season, they lost four games by a touchdown or less.Other games: Vanderbilt at TennesseeAlabama at AuburnMissouri at ArkansasTexas A&M at LSUOle Miss at Mississippi StateFlorida State at FloridaGeorgia at Georgia TechLouisville at KentuckyClemson at South CarolinaWeek 14: Dec. 5SEC championshipWho survives the rugged SEC schedule and meets for the SEC title game? The winner of this game is almost assured of a berth into the NCAA Final Four Playoff. One columnist’s guess: Georgia vs. Alabama. Although neither is anything close to a lock.In the East, Missouri and Tennessee figure to give Georgia a strong challenge. In the West, arguments could be made for any of the seven teams to wind up in the conference game.Reach Dave Ammenheuser at 615-259-8352 and on Twitter @NashSportsEd. MORE ONLINE Go to Tennessean.com to see a week-by-week slide show of the upcoming SEC football season.last_img read more

Port Moresby softball league appoints new office bearers

first_imgSoftball BY SIMON KESLEP The Port Moresby softball league has appointed new office bearers and their pre-season is set to pitch off on January 5, 2019 at the Bisini softball precinct. The new executives are David Manning (president), Alois Daveona (vice-president), Izikel Tovia Jr (treasurer) and James Lumaris (secretary). The preseason is expected to pitch off on January 5. There are 12 clubs that are slotted into two pools and will competing in a round robin format. The finals will be held on January 13. The season proper will start on January 20. Reigning champions Brown Eagles, PNG Power, Bears, Defence, Kikila Cats and Stingerz are in pool A while pool B has United Brothers, Yokomo, Gazelle, Saints, Aviat Jets and Mariners. Competition coordinator Constantine Bais told the Post-Courier yesterday it had been a lengthy layoff and teams and players are eager to start the new season. There will be a new addition to the competition this season that will be fielding a men’s and women’s team in the B grade competition. “There is a new club – the Devils softball club – interested to enter this season both in the men’s and women’s B grade competition but their eligibility will be decided after all club requirements are met and approved by both the association to part-take this season,” Bais said. He added the new executives will advise on affiliation fees and other agenda in the next Port Moresby softball league meeting at a date yet to be confirmed. “My advice to the clubs and players is to use the preseason to fine-tune key areas of their game and basically get their players back into the swing of things so clubs don’t get off to a slow start come season proper.”last_img read more

Astros Top Twins 4-1

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The Twins lost to Houston 4-1 Monday afternoon. Kyle Gibson threw 7 innings with 4 hits and 2 earned allowed to take the loss. Dallas Kuechel threw 6 innings with 1 run allowed to get the win.Miguel Sano singled in the lone Twins’ run in the 6th inning. Joe Mauer had 2 of the 8 Twins hits.The Twins are now 63-74 and will host Houston Tuesday night at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:30. 1080p HD 720p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 360p 1/1 About Connatix V56892last_img read more

GCF to host Female Championships this weekend

first_imgTHE Guyana Chess Federation will be hosting two tournaments this weekend. For the first time in our chess history, GCF has organized the Guyana’s Female National Chess Championships. The Guyana Chess Federation will be hosting its first ever Women’s National Chess Championship. The event is slated to kick off this Saturday at the Guyana National Resource Center (Opposite Passport Office & Guyana Technical Institute).This event will be played as a 6 round tournament with a time control of one hour sudden death with the top 5 finishers being eligible for the Guyana Female National Team to the World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia from September 22 to October 1 – 1st Oct, 2018.As planned, this is the federation first step towards the development of Women in chess in Guyana. The federation will be aiming at increasing the total number of females who play chess in Guyana and providing them with the countless opportunities associated with the game.Tournament favorite will be Guyana’s first FIDE Master and highest rated female WFM Maria Thomas who is vastly experienced and has been ramping with the top 5 players of Guyana for the last 5 years. Also, participating is Guyana’s only female Candidate Master CM Sheriffa Ali, who was part of the female National Team at the last World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. She will be battling FIDE Developmental Coach and local lawyer Yolander Persaud who was also part of the last female team in Baku. There will also be the more experience Shazeeda Rahim fighting for her place in the National Female Team.However, young rising stars such as 12 years old Chelsea Juma of St. Stanislaus College and 14 years old Sasha Shariff. Sasha had been playing chess competitively so far this year playing in the National Juniors Qualifiers and qualifying for the Guyana National Junior Chess Championships. Both Juma and Shariff just returned for the 7th Carifta Chess Championships where Guyana was represented for the first time in their chess history and are determined to make their mark among the big girls.Also, a keen eye must be kept for the Johnson’s sisters Nellisha and Waveney. Nellisha also participated in the National Juniors Qualifiers and qualifying for the Guyana National Junior Chess Championships and 7th Carifta Chess Championships and plays promising chess.Other players to watch are Cassandra Khan, Sharara Gill and hopefully the return of the Clementson sisters Jessica & Julia.While the women will be clashing, GCF will also host the Georgetown Chess Classics concurrently. This event will be organized for various regions across Guyana but begins in Georgetown. Top male players Anthony Dratyon, Taffin Khan, Loris Nathoo, Ronuel Greenidge are expected to participate as they prepare for the World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The Georgetown Chess Classics is set to bring some live actions on the chessboards since other players such as Davion Mars, Glenford Corlette, Chino Chung, Roberto Neto, Saeed Ali and Veteran Errol Tiwari will be looking to defeat the players of the elected national team.Visitors and viewers are welcome. Registration fee is GYD $1000 and interested persons can contact Tournament Director Mr. Irshad Mohammed at 664-1650 or Tournament Assistant Anthony Drayton at 613 – 2083.Rounds will begin at 10 am on both days and all games will be played in accordance to FIDE (World Chess Federation) rules and regulations.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Hazard ‘ready to accept’ new €18m/year post-tax deal to stay…

first_imgEden Hazard’s Chelsea future has been one of the main talking points of the transfer rumour mill recently, as the 27-year-old nears entering the final year of his current contract. The Belgium international has hardly helped shut down speculation of an exit by expressing multiple times a desire to one day play for Real Madrid, the club of his dreams.It doesn’t seem like Hazard would force a transfer away from Stamford Bridge, as he’s said he’d be happy if he stayed too, and that could soon be the case, if Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed.According to the Italian newspaper, the forward seems ‘ready to accept’ the Blues’ latest offer, which is said to be worth around €18m/year, and that’s after tax.Embed from Getty ImagesThe information is thrown in an article where Gazzetta discuss the contractual situations of all the big European players whose deals are nearing their end, so it’s not like they’re breaking a huge exclusive and dedicating a whole page to it.There’s also no mention of the length of the deal, which is strange.Choose to believe it if you want, but that Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian newspaper, would be the first to get the information of Hazard signing a new deal at Chelsea seems a bit odd.We’re not saying it’s impossible, but it’s definitely not where we expected it to come from, if that’s the case.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more