Two Dead, 20 Injured in TX Homecoming Party Shooting; Suspect on the Loose

first_imgTwo people are dead, and another 20 are injured, after a gunman allegedly opened fire at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce Halloween and homecoming party Saturday night.According to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks, the shooter may have been targeting a certain person at the gathering of about 750 people in Greenville, which is 15 miles southwest of the campus.The shooting occurred around midnight Saturday. Meeks says the injured included four people who did not have suffer gunshot wounds but were instead hurt while attempting to run from the scene.Authorities believe the male shooter entered the venue through a back door and then began firing with a handgun. He remains on the loose, and they do not know who he is or have a description of him.Sheriff’s deputies had been questioning a party-goer in front of the building due to complaints of parking on the roadway blocking traffic. That is when they heard gunshots coming from the back of the building.Meeks says the two deceased victims are both males, but he did not know if they were A&M-Commerce students.School and sheriff’s officials add that the party was not a school-sponsored event.The party was being held at a facility called The Party Venue. The owner is cooperating with authorities, Meeks says.According to its website, Texas A&M University-Commerce is the second-largest university in the Texas A&M University System. The school, which was founded in 1889, has about 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students.last_img read more

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Dibrugarh University Inter College Chess meet concluded at DHSK Commerce College

first_imgStaff CorrespondentDibrugarh: The two-day long Dibrugarh University Inter College Chess Competition concluded at DHSK Commerce College today. A total of 31 competitors including 9 girls from 10 institutions participated in the event. Abhilash Dutta of DHSK College and Twinkle Patgiri of G. S. Lohia College were adjudged best players in Men’s and Women’s section respectively. Dhrubajyoti Borthakur of Dibrugarh University, Abhishek Borthakur of Jorhat College, Swapnanil Saikia of J. B. College and Debanga Das of Dibrugarh University bagged 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position respectively in Men’s section. In women’s section, Stutirani Gogoi and Ankita Bhorali—both from J.B. College, Kangkana Gogoi from Sivasagar College and Bismita Lahon from Dibrugarh University obtained 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position respectively. The competition was supervised by Deepjyoti Das, sports officer, Dibrugarh University.The award conferring function was chaired by Dr. K. M. Bhagawati, principal of the college, which was graced by Satya Changmai, Asstt. professor, Centre for Physical Education & Sports, D. U as well as Bipul Chutia , representative of D. U Sports Board, Prasanta Das, vice-principal along with Bipul Das-chief arbitrator as well as Rajneesh Verma, arbitrator. Prasanta Das, vice-principal cum co-ordinator of the competition, while delivering his speech, urged the gathering to make sports a part of life. Bipul Das, chief arbitrator of the competition, in his speech shared his experiences throughout the competition and asked the competitors to always maintain the sportsmen’s spirit.During the function, Subartha Gupta, Chinmoy Bora and Tarik Das—students of the host college were also felicitated for their achievement in recently concluded D. U inter college Badminton Tournament. The team comprising of the trio adjudged as the champion in the group event for boys’ in the said tournament. On the other hand, the first duo was adjudged as the 1st and 3rd best player respectively in the single event for boys’ in the tournament. Dr. Jecob Konwar, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Accounting and Finance anchored the function while Dr. Kasturi Saikia, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management offered the vote of thanks.Also Read: Dibrugarh University Inter-College Chess Meet Begins At DHSK Commerce CollegeAlso Watch: All North-Eastern states to be connected to Delhi by long-distance trains: MoS Railways S C Angadilast_img read more

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USC student launches delivery business for affordable bicycles

first_imgAfter spending a semester searching for an affordable bicycle, sophomore Micah Greenberg found an original business opportunity instead. Seeing that many other students also had a hard time finding cheap beach cruisers, Greenberg started Dormbikes, a business that offers a cheaper alternative to traditional stores.“Last year, as a student living in Parkside, I spent about an hour every day walking in between classes to my dorm, fraternity and to social engagements,” said Greenberg, who is majoring in international relations and business administration. “I remember seeing an old used bike being sold for $95 at the University Village’s bike shop and thinking to myself that there had to be better, more personalized, more efficient ways to buy and sell a bike.”Pedal pusher · Dormbikes founder Micah Greenberg personally orders, assembles and delivers custom beach cruisers for students living near the USC campus at cheaper prices than the local stores. – James Watson | Daily TrojanSince the idea was born in December 2008, Greenberg has been preparing to launch Dormbikes. The company assembles and delivers new custom beach cruisers to USC students for as little as $95.The company began promoting its service during the summer and made its first delivery Friday.Students can log onto the Dormbikes website, www.dormbikes.com, and choose a bike model and color and accessories such as baskets and locks. Greenberg then receives the orders and sends an inventory request to wholesale suppliers.Greenberg and his employees rent out a truck to pick up and deliver the bikes, which they assemble themselves. They deliver on Thursdays and Fridays to the USC campus and surrounding areas.Currently, most of hisemployees are friends who want to help assemble and deliver bikes, and spread the word of his business. Some of his friends joined because they’re too were in the same situation as Greenberg last year.“I joined because freshman year I was looking for a bike and could not find one at the local businesses,” said Melanie Mathis, a sophomore majoring in political science and international relations. “I respect anyone who is taking that lead to help students.”Greenberg runs his business from his room at the Theta Chi fraternity house, which keepsoverhead costs low, but Greenberg said he will still need to sell a large volume of bikes to make a profit.“By customizing what we buy to the needs of our individual customers, we cut down on a lot of the expenses associated with a traditional bike shop,” Greenberg said. “Currently, we are hoping that volume will make up for the near wholesale prices our customers receive.”Greenberg said he tries to sell his bikes for as close to wholesale price as he can.Nikke Soremekun, a senior majoring in business administration and Spanish, said though Dormbikes’ prices can be cheaper, there are certain perks to buying a bike from a store.“Compared to a store, the price would be lower because its coming from wholesale,” Soremekun said. “But a store would be able to handle and offer a warranty differently plus offer additional services than just a person. The only worry is that if this business gets bigger it won’t be able to offer what it is offering to its customers at a larger scale.”Greenberg plans to make sure his business gives back to the community by giving 5 percent of his profit to a local charity. He also hopes to reduce Dormbikes’ environmental impact by recycling any packaging or waste throughout the whole process.“I have strong ideals as to how a company should behave — its responsibilities towards its customers, workers and community,” Greenberg said. “I wanted to prove that all businesses can be managed responsibly and still be profitable.”Greenberg said he drew inspiration from his father’s andgrandfather’s entrepreneurship — both started separate small businesses — and his business education.“The goal of the company is to create a more efficient, competitive, customer friendly way to sell bikes,” said Greenberg. “As Dormbikes matures, I intend to direct even more of its resources towards philanthropic giving.”Greenberg’s focus right now is taking care of his local customers and he said he remains hopeful for the future of the company.“Right now, we’re just making sure we do USC right — Dormbikes has the capacity to expand regionally and even nationally,” Greenberg said. “To really break into the market, we’re just trying to spread the word about who we are and what we offer.”last_img read more

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Successful debut of new formation gives Syracuse defensive options against St. Mary’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Syracuse tempo cuts open Niagara in season-opening winCallahan provides multi-dimensional threat in first regular season game with Syracusecenter_img To start the 2014 campaign, Syracuse’s defense had a different look to it.For the majority of last season, head coach Ian McIntyre played with a four-defender formation. But on Friday afternoon, the Orange’s defense featured just three on the back line against Niagara and only one defender was a returning starter.With Skylar Thomas suspended after receiving a red card in last year’s finale and Chris Makowski  out for an undisclosed reason, Jordan Murrell played alongside Akron transfer Louis Cross and Tyler Hilliard. Friday’s 3-0 win showed McIntyre that the new formation can thrive regardless of personnel both on the offensive and defensive ends and that he’s not restricted to the same lineup going into Sunday’s tilt with St. Mary’s (Calif.) at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium.“We’ve got some options,” McIntyre said of his back line. “But so far it’s worked well and it’s allowed us to kind of impose our passing on the game.”Against the Purple Eagles, McIntyre’s new 3-5-2 formation helped Syracuse dominate possession, as its extra-man advantage in the midfield – Niagara played a 4-4-2 – allowed the Orange to keep the ball for long stretches of time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJuuso Pasanen and Julian Buescher frequently and successfully advanced the ball forwards as the four Niagara midfielders were constantly chasing, outnumbered in midfield.Often times, they fed outside midfielders Liam Callahan and Korab Syla, who were given more freedom on the wings to run down through balls toward the end lines.“We’re a transition team,” Callahan said. “If we put the ball in behind, we have extra people forward and it gives us a nice opportunity to score.”If Callahan or Syla weren’t chasing balls played ahead of them, it was Noah Rhynhart or Emil Ekblom receiving the ball at their feet with their back to the goal in the attacking third.Either way, despite the afternoon field conditions, the Orange was able to control the tempo of the game.“Our ball movement, the pitch was a little bit sticky,” McIntyre said. “Under the lights (at night), the ball zips around a little bit. You get that moisture. But that’s going to get better.”On the defensive side, Cross was vocal in the middle of the three and he consistently rose up to win headers against 6-foot-6 Niagara forward Callum Willmott. Murrell and Hilliard repeatedly stripped the Purple Eagles’ forwards, advancing and distributing cleanly out of the back.Although Hilliard is coming off an injury-plagued season and Cross was playing his first regular-season game for SU, the new-look back line flourished.“They’re both very experienced, so they’ve done well for themselves,” Murrell said of Hilliard and Cross. “Looking forward, having three in the back, putting the ball a bit more forward is always good for the boys up front.”And with Thomas eligible on Sunday and Makowski always a threat to log minutes, McIntyre’s defense suddenly has some depth.The head coach could replace one of the defenders who helped the Orange shut down Niagara, add one of the 2013 starters and revert to a four-man back line or stick with the three-man setup.Syracuse has more capable players than positions on the back line and the head coach smiled as he described his convenient tactical dilemma.Said McIntyre: “You like headaches as coaches, right?” Commentslast_img read more

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Project ReMiX looks at race in the 1992 LA riots

first_imgDozens of students leaped back in time to 1992 on Wednesday to explore how Los Angeles erupted in riots under severe racial and economic stress.USC Student Affairs’ Project ReMiX presentation of LA Explodes examined the underlying causes leading up to the ’92 riots through a video and panel offering first-person perspectives.Her story · Corliss P. Bennett-McBride, the director of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, talks about her experience during the L.A. riots. – Zhiyi Feng | Daily TrojanRachel Shannon, a rookie Los Angeles Police Department officer when the riots broke out, recalled her response to then-Chief Daryl Gates’ orders for officers to stay off the streets. The riots broke out when LAPD officers were acquitted for the beating of Rodney King, which was videotaped and widely broadcast.“I wasn’t afraid,” said Shannon, now an officer with Beverly Hills Police Department. “We could hear screaming, we could hear gunshots and I remember hearing many of us asking, ‘How come we can’t go?’”The riots lasted less than a week, but when the dust settled, more than 50 people had died, more than 4,000 were injured and the estimated overall property damage was $1 billion.“I couldn’t understand it,” Shannon told the students. “People were destroying their city, destroying their communities.”The post-panel discussion gave students an opportunity to analyze modern urban race relations, today’s economic woes and whether Los Angeles is in imminent danger of erupting into another violent protest.“[Many] USC students weren’t born when the L.A. riots took place,” said Sumun Pendakur, assistant director of Asian Pacific American Student Services. “It’s so important for students to learn and address the economic impact and realize how many lives were lost and property that was destroyed.”Pendakur said the general assumption is that the ’92 riots came from black-Korean conflict, but that economic injustice and racial inequality spurred the conflict.“Race and economics go hand-in-hand,” Pendakur said. “It’s about access to resources, who controls resources and this country’s 400-year history of racial and economic injustice.”Amanda Smith, a third-year USC law student, said economic inequality threatens Los Angeles’ social stability even though racial tensions between minority races have relaxed since 1992.“Unemployment is rising. and it’s highest among minorities,” Smith said. “It’s important to address this and other issues so we make sure history doesn’t repeat itself.”The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, APASS and El Centro Chicano founded Project ReMiX in 2008 to address multi-racial issues in USC and in the surrounding urban communities.About 14 percent or about 2,400 current undergraduates check more than one ethnicity box when applying to USC, according to Pendakur.Though Pendakur said conditions have dramatically improved for multi-racial students since 1992, work still needs to be done.“Diversity is a strength but can also be a challenge when services are unavailable and resources are unequal,” Pendakur said. “Multi-racial students face a particular set of challenges in our society.”Minhee Ji, a freshman majoring in East Asian studies and international relations, said she has never encountered racism living in Los Angeles.“I personally have not faced discrimination or any big challenges in America,” Ji said. “I’m comfortable. There are lots of Asians here and people understand you better.”Pendakur said diversity in Los Angeles and at USC is a key strength, but it can also present challenges.“USC has great structural diversity, but we need instructional diversity,” Pendakur said. “It’s the job of the classrooms and programs like these to encourage students to interact with people of different backgrounds so we can understand different cultures.”last_img read more

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Blum: Jim Boeheim’s harsh criticism of players pays off in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHICAGO — When Syracuse got back to the locker room on Sunday night, down 14 points to top-seeded Virginia, Malachi Richardson knew the brunt of his coach’s anger would be thrust in his direction.A two-point first half. The first player subbed out because he had passed up a shot. A careless turnover because he was found standing on the end-line. From his coach’s perspective, he was mentally out of the game. And with 20 minutes to go in the Orange’s last shot to make a Final Four, all that mattered is what his coach thought.“‘Man, I’m getting yelled at again,’” Richardson said he remembered thinking. “‘I just can’t stop getting yelled at.’”“But it worked.”Boeheim’s halftime barking led to 21-second half points, and in turn, an improbable Syracuse win. “I typically don’t start coaching him until when it’s late — late second half,” the head coach said, unafraid to give himself the credit he deserves. Because while Boeheim is a 40-year head coach that often gets chastised — and rightfully so — for being salty and overly and publicly critical of his players, this NCAA Tournament run shows genius behind his coaching style.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLook up and down Syracuse’s roster. Michael Gbinije is a starting point for the first time this year. Tyler Lydon is playing center, and he’s on the wing. Dajuan Coleman is coming off of two years of injuries. Three of the best players are up-and-coming freshmen. So little of the on-court product is proven, yet this team has come together in a way that would suggest otherwise.The No. 10 seed Orange (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will be playing for a right to compete in the national championship when it takes on No. 1 seed North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) at 8:49 p.m. on Saturday in Houston, and it’s thanks to the head coach that isn’t afraid to be honest that got it there.“It just shows how persistent he is,” Gbinije said. “How he’s able to adjust to situations. He’s just a great coach.”MORE COVERAGE3 things Roy Williams said at his pre-Final Four press conference3 things Jim Boeheim said at his pre-Final Four press conferenceSyracuse basketball stat breakdown: Comparing the 2003 national champions to this year’s teamSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about North Carolina2016 NCAA Tournament: Beat writers predict Syracuse basketball’s Final Four matchup with North CarolinaRevisit Syracuse’s Final Four runs under Jim Boeheim Related Stories Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about North Carolina2016 NCAA Tournament: Beat writers predict Syracuse basketball’s Final Four matchup with North CarolinaDougherty: If nothing else, the Syracuse players deserve thisNorth Carolina point guard Marcus Paige poses similar threat to Virginia’s London Perrantes Published on April 1, 2016 at 2:17 am So at Christmas’ expense for one last time, let’s agree on this: You canOf course, Gbinije is the player that Boeheim didn’t think he wanted until assistant coach Adrian Autry convinced him to take a chance. His transition to point guard was laced with shouting, including on his first play in practice when he decided to shoot the ball. But now, here’s Gbinije, a polished point guard, a leader on a team that will go down in Syracuse history.Then there’s Tyler Roberson — the guy that Boeheim let the world know wouldn’t have played a minute of Syracuse’s loss to Pittsburgh in February had he been able to sub in anyone else. He dribbled sideways, Boeheim said. Didn’t look for his shot. Didn’t play 100 percent. But now, Roberson has kept the Orange in games with his second-chance putbacks. When the offense is sinking, he keeps it afloat.Time after time, Boeheim has criticized Frank Howard. After Syracuse’s first conference win in January he said Howard played because he “was trying to get him to do something. It didn’t work.” Two weeks later, “If he stops taking 10-foot floaters, he’ll stay in the game.” On Feb. 14, it was about his defensive mistakes. On Feb. 21, it was about him shooting when he’s only 20 percent from the field. But now Howard plays big minutes. He’s become the team’s best passer, and has found a knack of getting to the basket off the dribble when the defense gives it to him.“I tell players, I’m going to push them,” Boeheim said. “They’re going to get pushed, and if they’re not responding, I’m going to push them harder. I think it’s a positive.“I always tell these guys, ‘If I wasn’t upset, you wouldn’t be playing. And If I’m not talking to you, it’s because you’re not playing.’”On Sunday, he inspired a second-half comeback that will never be forgotten. The players credit it to his halftime words, both to the team as a whole and directly to Richardson. Boeheim might have a demeanor that lacks compassion. One that leads to him subbing players out at the first hint of a mistake. One that might have him screaming at a player as he walks back to the bench, in full view of every television camera to document.But he’s said it all season, and most prominently when his future predecessor Mike Hopkins took over during his suspension. This is his team. They respond to the way he coaches. And on Sunday, when everything seemed over and done with, that fact was proven in a very tangible way.“He’s an amazing coach and an amazing guy,” Trevor Cooney said. “He built this. This is him.” Commentslast_img read more

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Men’s hockey: 2017-18 Badgers schedule released

first_img“We have a schedule filled with quality opponents that I think both our team and our fans will enjoy,” head coach Granato told uwathletics.com. “We get North Dakota and St. Lawrence at the Kohl Center and we travel out to Boston College and back to Green Bay for games.”Bumbaca: My way-too-long thank you to the place that has given me everythingThe one aspect of farewell columns I can’t stand is that people always complain about how to start them. Now Read…One of the most noticeable changes between last season’s conference schedule and the upcoming 2017-18 season is the addition of the University of Notre Dame to the Big 10 men’s hockey league.Also breaking from the norm, the 2017-18 schedule features a conference game as a season-opener. It will be the first time in Wisconsin men’s hockey history that the Badgers will kick off a new campaign against a Big Ten opponent.“This is a unique year for our schedule in that we jump right in to Big Ten play for the first time since the Big Ten formed and we also add Notre Dame as a league member,” Granato said. “I’ve seen early thoughts that have them highly ranked for next year. That will add to the quality of play in the Big Ten.”The Badgers witnessed their 2016-17 season under Granato as a new head coach exceed expectations in turning the program around after two years of struggling.Cross: An unexpected goodbyeThis is not an article I believed I would have to write, at least not at this point in my Read… The University of Wisconsin athletic department released the men’s hockey team 2017-18 schedule Thursday.It’s official. Badger hockey returns Oct. 6, 2017 when Wisconsin kicks off a new season with a series against Ohio State State University at home in the Kohl Center.last_img read more

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Record-chasing Liverpool Visit Floundering Man United

first_imgKick-off: 4:30pmThis afternoon, the age-long rivalry between England’s two most successful sides will be rekindled at Old Trafford as a struggling Manchester United host high-flying Liverpool.Even though Liverpool have found victory difficult to come by at Old Trafford in recent times, their form and United’s travails means the European champions are favourites to extend their winning run in the Premiership. An 18th consecutive league win for Liverpool would equal the top-flight record, set by Manchester City between August and December 2017.After eight games United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is in crisis-management mode as his plunging side have left him feeling the pressure. If results go the wrong way United could be in the relegation zone with the manager’s job prospects looking grim.The flip side is that victory over the league leaders could be the springboard to turn fortunes around.United continue to struggle with injuries, with David De Gea likely to be sidelined. Paul Pogba is definitely out of the match with an ongoing ankle issue and De Gea pulled up with a groin complaint on international duty.Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could return but question marks hang over Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Mason Greenwood.In contrast, Liverpool could have their No 1 goalkeeper back as Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports News that Alisson looks ‘completely fine’ after his recent calf injury. But Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip will be assessed ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. Aside from these three, Klopp has a fully fit squad to choose from.Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games against Liverpool, including five league matches (W3, D2). It is the Merseysiders’ longest winless run at Old Trafford in the top flight since a 10-match streak between 1991 and 2000.United’s only defeat in their last 10 league games against Liverpool was last season’s 3-1 loss at Anfield, a result which prompted manager Jose Mourinho’s dismissal two days later.Four of the six most recent Premier League meetings have ended in draws (three of them 0-0) – only four of the previous 36 encounters finished level.United are two short of becoming the first team to score 2,000 Premier League goals. They have not scored more than once in any of their past 10 league and cup games – their worst such run since 2007. They have won just two of their last 13 league matches (D5, L6). They have also earned just 17 points from 16 top-flight matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed on a permanent basis.If United fail to win they will have made their worst start to a league campaign since 1986-87, the season in which manager Ron Atkinson was eventually replaced by Sir Alex Ferguson.The Red Devils are a team struggling to muster any quality in their game. A loss against Newcastle a fortnight ago condemned them to their worst start in a season for over 30 years.Meanwhile Liverpool could become just the fourth team to win their opening nine top-flight games, matching the Premier League record set by Chelsea in 2005.The only team who failed to win the title after winning their first nine matches are Manchester United, who ended fourth in 1985-86 despite beginning with 10 straight wins.Liverpool have won just two of their last 13 league matches away to the other sides in the established top six, though that includes their most recent such game against Chelsea last month.Mohammed Salah, who’ll start the game alongside his comrades Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, will look to get an unwanted record off his chest.The Egyptian has never scored in Liverpool colours versus United in four meetings, nor has he been able to assist a goal.Jurgen Klopp will mirror Salah’s emotions. The German has never won away against his Manchester-based rivals, drawing three and losing one, more than any other side.Though titanic shifts in the landscape aren’t currently expected, Liverpool’s possible win at Old Trafford will elevate the team to new highs in the Premier League-era shunning United further into the shadows. For a team that brought most of Premier League football’s iconic moments to billions around the globe, that’s a fate too bleak to handle.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Windsor and Eton introduce #dothefrankie challenge

first_img Related Articles Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Submit Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Windsor and Eton Brewery has announced a new link-up with QIPCO British Champions Day, which will give customers and landlords of pubs around London and the Thames Valley a chance to win tickets to “Britain’s richest ever race-day”.The promotion, which is to run over the course of the next six weeks, requires customers to upload a picture of themselves imitating Frankie Dettori’s famous flying dismount, and post it to the brewery’s social media with the hashtag #dothefrankie.A variety of tickets and packages for the QIPCO British Champions Day, held at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 20 October, are up for grabs during the promotion, including a VIP package worth £1,000, as well as a special group prize for the best Landlord entry. Rod Street, Chief Executive of the British Champions Series, stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Ascot’s local brewery, Windsor & Eton Brewery, on QIPCO British Champions Day, and delighted that our prestigious day of racing will have its own Champions Ale for racegoers to enjoy. “It’s such a special day and we hope everyone will get involved with the competition, and get creative with their Frankie impersonation to be in with a chance of winning one of those fantastic prizes.”Windsor and Eton are to also build on the giveaway, by creating the four per cent ABV British Champions Day Ale. The bespoke ale will be sold throughout pubs around London and the Thames Valley from 3 September until 14 October, including the Royal Foresters in Ascot, the Windsor Castle in Regents Park and the George Inn in Eton, as well as on site at Ascot Racecourse on 20 October for race day.Will Calvert, Director at Windsor & Eton Brewery, added: “Flat racing and good beer always go well together – and we think we’ve brewed a champion beer for QIPCO British Champions Day, that will inspire our customers to do the Frankie, and enjoy the special day.”last_img read more

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Esports Industry Awards crowns 22 winners

first_imgThe second Esports Industry Awards took place last night as the industry gathered and took a moment to appreciate the work of many across the last year. 22 awards were handed out at The Brewery, London as individuals and companies were rewarded for their exceptional work in the space.Sjokz took the biggest award of the nightThe night was build around the final award of the evening, with nominees being shown throughout the night for the Esports Personality of the Year before Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere, a League of Legends talent member was presented the award to rapturous applause.Duncan “Thorin” Shields took home the Esports Journalist of the Year, with ESPN Esports labelled Esports Coverage Website of the Year. It was a solid year for Riot Games, as the company took home Esports Publisher of the Year as well as Esports Live Event of the Year. OpTic Gaming and the coveted #GreenWall fan base will have had a lot to cheer about, too. They won Esports Team of the Year and Call of Duty player Matthew “FormaL” Pipe took home both Esports Play of the Year and Esports Console Player of the Year. Davis “OpTic Hitch” Edwards also won the Esports Videographer of the Year to round off four trophies for the Texas gang. Intel won the Hardware Provider of the Year award, and G FUEL took home the Commercial Partner of the Year trophy. The full list of the winners is below:  UK Esports Player of the Year: Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing Esports Play of the Year: Matthew ‘FormaL’ PipeEsports Game of the Year: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Esports Journalist of the Year: Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields Esports Breakthrough Game of the Year:  PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsEsports Commercial Partner of the Year: G-FUEL Esports Coverage Website of the Year: ESPN Esports Photographer of the Year: Joe Brady Esports Publisher of the Year: Riot Games Esports Hardware Provider of the Year: Intel Esports Videographer of the Year: Davis ‘OpTic Hitch’ Edwards Streamer of the Year: Dr. Disrespect Streaming Platform of the Year: Twitch Esports Broadcaster of the Year: Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson Esports Console Player of the Year: Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper Esports Live Event of the Year: League of Legends World Championship Esports PC Player of the Year: Amer ‘Miracle-‘ Al-Barqawi Esports Personality of the Year: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere Esports Rookie of the Year (Console): Victor ‘Punk’ Woodley Esports Rookie of the Year (PC): Abay ‘HObbit’ Khassenov Esports Team of the Year: OpTic Gaming Esports Unsung Hero of the Year: Megan ‘RheingoldRiver’ CutrofelloEsports Insider says: Congratulations to everyone who took home a trophy. With such a ridiculous year of growth, it just goes to show how well people are doing.last_img read more

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