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Chanderpaul hits magnificent 182 for Lancashire

first_imgVETERAN Shiv Chanderpaul shrugged off a thigh injury to hit a magnificent 182 as Lancashire totalled 470 on day two against Surrey at The Oval.The former West Indies Test batsman, aged 42 and 240 days, hit two sixes and 21 fours in his eight-hour innings.Overnight partner Jordan Clark departed for 140 after their stand reached 243.Paceman Mark Footitt claimed 5-118 for the home side, who lost Scott Borthwick to the final ball of the day to close on 112-2, 358 behind.Resuming on 294-6, Chanderpaul and Clark stayed together for another 24 overs before the latter was adjudged to have edged to Rory Burns at slip as he tried to sweep spinner Gareth Batty.But they had already set a new Lancashire seventh-wicket partnership record against Surrey, beating the 198 by Alexander Eccles and John I’Anson at Old Trafford in 1902.Left-hander Chanderpaul had earlier tucked Footitt away for two runs to reach three figures and he continued batting serenely through the afternoon session, despite needing a runner because of a thigh injury.Footitt removed Stephen Parry and Kyle Jarvis in the space of three balls, with the help of wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, and Chanderpaul was finally removed when he was caught at extra cover off Batty.After winning their opening game against Warwickshire, Surrey also made the most of a good strip at the start of their reply, with Stoneman and Burns adding 67.Stoneman then fell lbw to Clark for 40, and although Burns survived to stumps on 48, Borthwick’s exit – caught behind off Jarvis for 19 – was a disappointing ending for Surrey.(BBC SPORT)last_img read more

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Orlando John – Signing NiP, Olofmeister, Rekkles & co is just the beginning

first_imgWhat do Wyclef Jean, Rekkles and Robert Davi have in common? They’re all signed up for representation with the Orlando John agency. The Stockholm based company recently made its first move in esports signing deals with the likes of NiP, Olofmeister, Rekkles, HeaTon and more. Orlando JohnAfter meeting with Orlando John himself we had a chat about the agency’s plans in the space, the deals with NiP and co., and what esports teams and players can get from partnering with talent representation.Esports Insider: Why do esports players and teams need representation?Orlando John: Just like with other sports we at Orlando John feel esports players need representation to maximise their potentials. Whether that’s in commercial ventures or actual player representation for a team switch, or other major changes in their careers, an agency can help.“Our base of operations is Stockholm but it’s just a practical base. I wouldn’t look at cities but as a country Sweden has a lot of top (esports) talent”We agents are there to take that burden off their shoulders so that they can put full focus on what they do best.ESI: Tell us about the story of the Orlando John agency, you now represent the likes of Wyclef Jean but it wasn’t always like this…Orlando: The agency started as a one man organisation. I did everything from putting tours together, promoting shows and booking all the advance around a tour.“Just like with other sports we at Orlando John feel esports players need representation to maximise their potentials”It wasn’t for six years that I started building a proper team and, as of today, we are 13 full time employees with three offices covering most of the world. It has been a interesting journey to say the least. Today we represent talent within film, music, TV and esports that include Grammy winners and top Hollywood talent but for most an esports roster I’m personally very proud of.ESI: Is media training a part of your work with esports players? After all they won’t typically come as ‘refined’ as stars in other more established industries such as music, film and sports..Orlando: We as an agency do not provide media training but we often recommend our clients to find help to this end and we have several specialists within our network.It’s important to mention that this is not unique for just esports profiles. We have both live music and film profiles that often need help with media training. Even some of the profiles who have done it for many years sometimes need some extra help!Three of Orlando John’s esports clienteleESI: What is the local esports scene like in Stockholm? Which cities do you see as leading the way in esports in Europe?Orlando: Our focus as an agency is global. Our base of operations is Stockholm but it’s just a practical base. Our players are spread out with some living in Stockholm but most of them are in other cities and even outside of Sweden.To answer your question, I wouldn’t look at cities necessarily but as a country as a whole Sweden has a lot of top talent. I would say Sweden takes a pretty big part of the lead in the Western world.ESI: You kicked off in esports with some big names as clients – NiP, Rekkles, HeatoN and more…how much legwork went into these deals and can you tell us exactly what you’ll be doing for them?Orlando: We put together a short list of talent that we would like to represent. We picked them based on their games and their position in the market long term.“We also ensure that we’re protecting our clients by advising them what brands or what deals would work best for them in the long term”So far we have signed everyone on our short list and we are naturally pretty happy about this! As an agency we’re responsible for all commercial ventures for our clients. In a nutshell we are responsible for connecting our clients with commercial brands in the form of sponsorship or endorsement deals. A key part of our work involves chasing brands and explaining to them why they should pick an esports profile over another type of profile. That said, we also ensure that we’re protecting our clients by advising them what brands or what deals should work best for them in the long term.ESI: In your view what elements do esports tournaments and events need to add to make them more attractive to a wider audience? Do they need to become more all-encompassing festival type experiences? Esports is entertainment after all…Orlando: The current leading esports tournaments promoters have done a great job already but I feel there is a huge potential audience yet to be reached. They can be reached by getting music, TV and film profiles involved and connecting them to the global esports profiles.“I would love to see a bigger connection between music and esports but I also see a natural connection within the film/TV world”Coming from the music world originally I would love to see a bigger connection between music and esports but I also see a natural connection within the film/TV world. There is a whole list of ideas we at Orlando John have thought about but we won’t disclose them just in case if our potential competitors are reading this!last_img read more

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Kyle Connor, Jets agree to seven-year, $50M contract

first_img#NHLJets have agreed to terms with forward Kyle Connor on a seven-year contract with an average annual value of $7.14 million.DETAILS >> https://t.co/bRmvz1dViN pic.twitter.com/Az4Xo58ciA— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 29, 2019Connor was drafted 17th overall in 2015 and debuted in the 2016-17 season. He played 20 games with the big-league club before he was sent to AHL Manitoba. Development in the minor leagues paid off; the Michigan native tallied 31 goals and 57 points the following year and finished fourth in Calder Memorial Trophy voting. Last season, Connor set career highs in goals scored (34) and assists (32) to finish third on the Jets in total scoring.The new contract keeps Connor firmly in Winnipeg until 2026, at which point he will again hit unrestricted free agency. The deal contains a no-trade clause in its’ final two years. Laine, in comparison, will still be an RFA when his contract expires in two years — at which point he will attempt to maximize his value further. For now, though, the Jets have both young stars locked in and ready to play as the team seeks a third consecutive playoff appearance next April.According to CapFriendly, the Jets now have about $7.71 million remaining in cap space. Should defenseman Byfuglien return to the team before the season’s first game, they will re-introduce his contract and slide just under the cap’s upper limit. After Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff signed Patrik Laine to a two-year bridge deal Friday, he said he had to “keep grinding” toward a deal with Kyle Connor, the team’s other remaining unsigned restricted free agent.Just one day later, his hard work paid off: The two sides agreed to a seven-year, $50M ($7.14M average annual value) contract Saturday. The new deal makes the 22-year-old forward the second-highest-paid player on the Jets’ active roster. Dustin Byfuglien’s salary cap hit is $7.6 million this season, but he is currently suspended by the team in anticipation of a decision on his playing future.last_img read more

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Dr. Galyn Vesey to speak at Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society on August 27

first_imgDr. Galyn VeseySubmitted to Sumner Newscow – The Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society will host “Wichita’s Dockum Drug Store Sit-Ins Make History,” a video presentation and discussion by Dr. Galyn Vesey, Wichita, on August 27 at 1 p.m., at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet, 1311 E. 16th St., Wellington.  Buffet is available from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. The program is free. Visitors are always welcome. Contact Sherry Kline, Vice President of the Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society at 316-833-6161 for more information. In the mid 1950’s, Galyn Vesey was attending junior high and working in the kitchen at Kress’s.Vesey said this was an era when blacks sat in the back of the bus and most job opportunities for blacks were for kitchen or janitorial work.It was a time when young Vesey could work in the restaurant’s kitchen, but was not allowed to eat at that restaurant’s counter.When Vesey was a 21-year-old Wichita University student and a member of the of the Young Adult Chapter of the NAACP, the Young Adult Chapter decided to address these inequalities.“Because, see, it was not unusual to be treated shabbily downtown, so our leaders were looking for an activity of a civic nature,” Vesey said.The group decided to hold a sit-in at the Dockum Drug Store Lunch Counter.  A lunch counter that only served whites. The sit-in was to be a peaceful demonstration during which young black students would sit down at a lunch counter they had never been allowed to sit, and politely wait to be served.  Vesey said that the planning and preparation for the 1958 sit-in began in 1957. Because of violence in other parts of the country, including the treatment of the high school students in Little Rock, and the murder of Emmett Till, Vesey’s group was concerned enough to prepare for anything that might happen.They prepared by rehearsing all the possible scenarios, each playing a different role.  They were instructed to wear their “Sunday best clothes.” They were told to be polite. “I went during the day or on Saturday mornings” Vesey said. According to Vesey, 12 to 20 young people, usually students of high school, college, and some of elementary school age, came and took turns sitting at the Dockum Drug Store counter waiting to be served.“Sometimes, if some whites came in and saw what was going on, they would turn around and leave,” Vesey said.“There were youths whose parents knew they were down there,” Vesey said, “and there were other youths like myself, whose parents didn’t know.”“My father had the kind of job that if they had known, my father could have lost his job,” Vesey said, “my dad died and never knew what I had done, but my mother lived long enough to attend the banquet in 2006.”In August of 1958, after approximately two weeks, the sit-in was over when a Dockum Drug Store executive said “Serve them, I’m losing too much money.”They had no idea when they began that their success would have such far reaching effects. Sit-ins were staged across the nation, and restaurants began to be desegregated.“Once I got up to Syracuse University, and started reflecting on my life I decided that it needed to be written about,” Vesey said, “when I was working on my PhD, a light came on about all that.”Now, Vesey is the Project Director for the “Research on Black Wichita” Project, (www.robwks.com), which focuses on black history from 1873 to the mid-1970’s. Vesey said that the project will focus on individual interviews, focus groups, and “all the documents that I can find.”“To make it come alive, I get into the individual adversities that individuals had to deal with,” Vesey said, “sometimes people are in their graves before they are recognized. Now that I look back there were a lot of heroic people in Wichita.”“I’m proud of what I did. It took some bravery.  We could have been thrown in jail or worse,” Vesey said, “it takes a lot of steps to get someplace and it took a lot of steps to make this a better planet to live on.”For more information about “Wichita’s Dockum Drug Store Sit-Ins Make History,” in Wellington, Kansas contact President Jane Moore 620-447-3266 or Vice President Sherry Kline 316-833-6161.  Or visit www.ksschgs.com or www.ks-schgs.blogspot.com.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Comments 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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