Rajiv Gandhi University on board PM T20 Cup

first_imgTHE Rajiv Gandhi University of Science and Technology (RGUST) is the latest entity to support the sport of softball cricket through sponsorship of the upcoming Prime Minister’s T20 Softball Cup 2019, emphasising the notion that sports and medicine go hand in hand. RGUST has joined a prestigious list of sponsors for the marque softball tournament which is in its third season and runs from November 1 to 3 in Guyana.The tournament, which is organised by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. (GSCL), has attracted 26 local and international teams across three categories; All-Stars, Masters Over-45 and Legends Over-50.In addition to the male categories, there will be four female teams taking part in two exhibition semifinals on Saturday, November 2. The winners will go on to play on ‘finals day’, Sunday November 3 at Everest Cricket Club (ECC) where the final of all categories will be played.On the same day that RGUST pledged their support, Chung’s Global and P&P Insurance Brokers also handed over their sponsorship. They join Ink Plus, KFC, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop, Banks Beer, I-Bet Supreme, Crown Mining Supplies, Bedessee Sporting Goods, Star Party Rentals, Cyber Sports, Hero and USA Cricket Zone as official sponsors.Overall, more than G$2M is up for grabs with the winning team in each category being guaranteed $500 000.Various venues in Georgetown will be used as the male teams will play a round-robin format before the semi-finalists are determined. On Sunday at ECC, floodlights will be used as matches are expected to run into the night.The Legends category (Over-50 years old) is new to PM T20 Cup while Speed Boat and Regal Masters are both two-time defending champions in the All-Star and Masters (Over-45 years old) categories respectively.last_img read more

Protesters disrupt FIFA visit to Brazil World Cup stadium

first_imgA group of about 50 protesters vandalized part of the construction site of a World Cup stadium and chanted anti-FIFA slogans during an inspection by organizers in Cuiaba on Tuesday.FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and other officials were met by jeering protesters when they arrived at the construction site of the Arena Pantanal.The demonstrators, who were complaining about the cost of next year’s World Cup and demanding improvements for local citizens, entered the venue and painted messages that called for “Less World Cup, more health and education.”The protesters, mostly local teachers, carried banners reading “FIFA go home” and chanted slogans from the field while FIFA and government officials continued their inspection tour from the stands.Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo and former national team stars Ronaldo and Bebeto were among those who witnessed the protest.The incident came a day after violent demonstrations in some of Brazil’s largest cities, including one by teachers seeking better pay in Rio de Janeiro. The Confederations Cup in June was marked by protests and more are expected during the World Cup. Because of the demonstrators, Valcke made a symbolic handover of tickets to workers at a different part of the site.In the southern city of Curitiba, a Brazilian labor judge on Tuesday reversed a ruling that had halted construction at the Arena da Baixada for nearly a week because of workers’ safety concerns. Work resumed, but a new inspection was scheduled for the end of the week.The Arena da Baixada was less than 80 percent completed by the end of August, the lowest rate among the venues under construction.Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20131008/fifa-2014-world-cup-protesters-disrupt-brazil-stadium-visit.ap/#ixzz2hDPg5QUQlast_img read more

Peru hosts Geotourism Festival to promote Sustainable Tourism

first_imgCentral highland Pasco in Peru recently hosted a Geotourism Festival aimed at promoting Sustainable Tourism as well as the Inca country’s geological heritage, geo and biodiversity.The Geotourism Festival featured a rock-climbing competition, a magnetic-center energy-recovery ritual, boat rides in Japurin Lake, Andean cuisine tastings, among other activities.The High-Andean region is home to the Sanctuary of Huayllay, a rock forest recognised as one of Peru’s natural wonders. At over 4,000 4000 meters above sea level, Huayllay Stone Forest stretches over some 6,815 hectares that harbor not only interestingly-shaped rock formations but also diverse natural wealth and cultural heritage. The site now pursues the title of central Peru’s Touristic Geopark.“Geopark designation would make it an iconic geotourism destination in central Peru and in South America. This way, local and foreign tourists would be able to cover the five geo-routes while taking in whimsically-shaped mammoth outcrops, cave paintings, thermal baths, glacial morphology and other attractions,” said Huayllay Mayor, Hector Morales.last_img read more