Duo applaud Moyes capture

first_img Press Association Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick have both praised the appointment of David Moyes as new Manchester United manager. “It’s great to see the new manager coming in, we’ve never had a problem with him here at United, he’s a very honest man from the players you speak to and he’s done a fantastic job at his previous club Everton. “I’m sure he’ll be very, very open and sympathetic to the traditions of the club and try and continue that and not come in and try and make crazy changes in terms of the whole characteristics of the club.” Carrick has also been impressed by Moyes’ body of work at Everton and is eagerly awaiting the start of a new era. “He’s done a terrific job at Everton,” said the England midfielder. “He’s been there a long time and has had great success with the resources he’s had. It’s obviously a big change because this club’s been run for so long by one person. “I’m really looking forward to meeting him and getting good training in pre-season and looking forward to a good future. “He’s honest and fair to his players as far as I’m aware. He sets high standards just as we expect high standards of ourselves.” center_img The 50-year-old will officially replace Sir Alex Ferguson, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, in the United hotseat on July 1 after signing a six-year-deal at Old Trafford. Ferdinand, as one of the playing staff’s elder statesmen, was pleased both by the swift nature of the decision and the identity of Ferguson’s replacement. “It was important the club made a decision quickly and got it all sorted before people could start making rumours. The club have acted impeccably in that respect,” he told MUTV. last_img read more

Charlton Athletic sign Everton’s Conor McAleny on loan

first_img He scored his first senior goal last season in the Sky Bet Championship during his stint with the Bluebirds. The 23-year-old, who will remain with the Addicks until November 7, could make his debut for Guy Luzon’s team on Tuesday night when Huddersfield visit The Valley. McAleny has previously enjoyed loan spells with Scunthorpe, Brentford and Cardiff. Press Associationcenter_img Charlton have signed Everton forward Conor McAleny on a two-month loan deal. last_img read more

Other Sports WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Live Streaming, Date, Time In IST And Where To Watch On TV In India

first_imgNew Delhi: WWE Crown Jewel 2019 is almost here with Riyadh set to host the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event on October 31.  The event, part of a 10-year deal with the Saudi Arabia government, will showcase some of the biggest WWE stars in the world. Not only WWE superstars, but the likes of heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury and former UFC superstar Cain Velasquez will also be part of the 2019 WWE Crown Jewel event.During the WWE Crown Jewel 2019, Seth Rollins will defend his WWE Universal Championship title against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in a falls count anywhere match. In other high profile matches, Tyson Fury is set to take on the ‘monster among men’ Brawn Strowman, while Cain Velasquez will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship title. The United States Championship will also be on the line.WWE Crown Jewel 2019: Match CardWWE Championship match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs Cain ValesquezUniversal Championship match: Seth Rollins (c) vs “The Fiend” Bray WyattBraun Strowman vs Tyson FuryTeam Hogan (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Shorty G and Ali) vs Team Flair (Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura and Drew McIntyre)20-man battle royaleUnited States Championship match: AJ Styles (c) vs battle royale winnerCesaro vs Mansoor9-team World Cup tag team turmoil match: The New Day vs Heavy Machinery vs The O.C. vs The Viking Raiders vs The Revival vs Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs Lucha House Party vs The B-Team vs Curt Hawkins and Zack RyderWhere to watch WWE Crown Jewal 2019: Live streaming, time in IST and TV channelWhere and when is the WWE Crown Jewal 2019 is taking place?The WWE Crown Jewal 2019 will take place on 31 October, Thursday. The WWE Crown Jewal 2019 will start on 31 October, Thursday at 10:30 PM IST with pre-show kick-off scheduled at 09:30 PM.Where to watch WWE Crown Jewal 2019 live (TV channels)?The WWE Crown Jewal 2019 will be telecast on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD in English and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi.How and where to watch online WWE Crown Jewal 2019 live streaming?The live streaming of the WWE Crown Jewal 2019 will be available on WWE Network. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: World Rugby offers $100 million relief fund

first_imgUp to 1,200 meals per day are being prepared in the kitchens of the Parc des Princes in western Paris. They are then delivered by volunteers from the Street Food en Mouvement (Street Food on the Move) association.Volunteers from the association have used the stadium kitchens since April 9. Four trucks have been used to take more than 5,000 meals to seven hospitals.Every day a team of 12 delivers a full meal outside hospitals from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the hospital workers are “true heroes” who should continue to be applauded.___ The BCCI bowed to the inevitable to suspend the Twenty20 competition until further notice.BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah says “the health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and … the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”The eight-week IPL was to begin on March 29 but was then pushed back to April 15.___Nice coach Patrick Vieira has been thanked by the city’s mayor for donating 250 iPads to elderly people in four public care homes. The Latest: World Rugby offers $100 million relief fund Associated Press World Rugby says “it is designed to assist the maximum number of unions for the maximum amount of time while there is a rugby void.”The body adds “the financial package will potentially involve a combination of advances and loans” for Six Nations and Sanzaar unions and that “World Rugby is also committed to supporting emerging nations and regional associations where required.”___The Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.The IPL has become cricket’s primary annual competition in April and May but India this week extended the world’s biggest lockdown to May 3. That has dashed hopes by the Board of Control for Cricket in India of a shortened IPL in May possibly without spectators. April 16, 2020 The 43-year-old Vieira is a former player who won the 1998 World Cup with France.Mayor Christian Estrosi says “together we’re always stronger and I thank Patrick Vieira and Nice for their generosity.”Estrosi says the tablets are essential in helping people maintain contact with their families “and limit the isolation of our elders during the confinement period.”___French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is helping to provide meals for medical staff combating the coronavirus outbreak. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World Rugby is offering a $100 million relief fund for national unions distressed by the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Back to the Future

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoWhat a difference a year makes. Less than a year ago, the men’s hockey team won a national championship, but unless something miraculous happens in the coming weeks, the Badgers won’t even make the NCAA tournament this year. The reason: Seven individuals are no longer on the squad — Joe Pavelski, Tom Gilbert, Adam Burish, Robbie Earl, Ryan MacMurchy, Nick Licari and A.J. Degenhardt. Similar to the change seen in the hockey team, these seven players, too, have experienced dramatic change. Life has taken them in some cases a country apart as they make strides on their respective paths to realize a dream. For some, that vision has been realized already. For others, it continues to be a trying struggle. Pavelski, UW’s leading scorer last season, found success faster than he expected, thanks to an injury to right winger Jonathan Cheechoo. After spending time in the AHL with the Worcester Sharks to start the 2006-07 season, Pavelski was awoken one night at 4 a.m. to an annoying sound that turned out to be destiny. All his life he dreamed for that moment to come; he was finally an NHL player. “It took me a bit to realize what was going on; I was in a really good sleep,” Pavelski said in a phone interview. “[After I] realized what was going on, I was like, ‘Wow, this is happening actually. In less than 24 hours, I’m going to be playing in a game.'”It was pretty exciting.”So he packed up his things and made the flight from Worcester, Mass., to San Jose, Calif. Arriving in time for the game, he dressed, and in his debut, he scored his first goal. As exhilarating as that may seem, Pavelski was more relieved he wasn’t traveling anymore.”I was just really tired, actually. I was just trying to keep my mind clear, just simple things,” Pavelski said. “It was a long day, a long day of travel, and when [the game] finally came, it was kind of a relief.” Not only did Pavelski make the NHL roster, he’s contributing as well. In 37 games this season, he has scored 24 points (14 goals) and will be an integral component for San Jose’s potential playoff run. But even with all the success, Pavelski remains true to himself and his roots.”You still have your tendencies from growing up, your personality traits,” Pavelski said. “It’s important that for me, I stay the same, stay humble — everything that got me here, I’m not going to go out and be a different person now because I play in the NHL.”Yet, to celebrate his contract, Pavelski splurged and bought a brand new Tahoe.Blue-liner Gilbert would be contributing as well, if not for a potentially season-ending concussion. Gilbert started off in the minors in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with the AHL team there. After proving to the Edmonton Oilers’ staff that he was ready to go, he got the phone call to play in the NHL. “It was exciting,” Gilbert said of the news. “My first game was actually on my birthday (Jan. 10), and it was a pretty exciting game for me. I actually played against Joe Pavelski, too, in San Jose, so that was a pretty cool experience.”Although he was up for just two weeks the first time, Gilbert’s taste of the NHL was unforgettable. He didn’t have to wait long for his second chance, either. On Feb. 19, 30 days after his demotion, Gilbert rejoined Edmonton. With 20 ticks on the clock and Edmonton trailing Ottawa 3-2, Gilbert scored the equalizing goal. “I still ask myself why I was out there for the six on five, but the guys that were on the ice are unbelievably skilled guys, and I was just trying to be patient and find open ice, because if they get the puck, they’ll find you, and that’s what happened.”Two nights later, his season was over in Columbus because of injury. “Playing for the Oilers (is) obviously something you don’t expect your first year pro, but it has been an unbelievable experience,” Gilbert said. Due to his injury, he has been limited to attending practices and games as a spectator. He hopes to start working out again within the week. Upon recovery, however, Gilbert may be back to square one, as he may have to battle for his roster spot again. “This is a tough business to try to prove yourself, because you know you might only get a couple of shots to play well unless you perform at the top of your game,” Gilbert said. Former UW captain Burish tasted the top, earning two shots himself to play at the NHL level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Unlike any of his former teammates, however, he made the roster right out of training camp. “As a college kid, they don’t expect that out of you, and most people don’t,” Burish said. “Colleges kids are kind of labeled as a kid that’s going to be in the minors for a while, or a kid who isn’t quite ready because you only play 40 games during the year instead of the 80, but I went into training camp and made the Blackhawks.”He spent the first 12 games with Chicago before being sent down to Norfolk. The transition was difficult.”It’s difficult; it’s an adjustment going from the NHL to the minors,” Burish said. “It’s a different hockey game. It’s a different atmosphere. It’s a different lifestyle, but Norfolk is a great team and a great place.”On top of that, Virginia Beach is a pretty great place to live; going to the ocean every day as soon as you wake up, see the dolphins — so there’s worse places in the world to be.” Should Burish not get called up before season’s end, he would likely be in a prime position to capture another championship in as many years. Currently the Norfolk Admirals have the best record in the AHL at 42-17-5-1. In 51 games, Burish has eight goals and eight assists. Left winger Robbie Earl opted to go pro at the conclusion of his junior year. He signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Marlies, soon after securing the Badgers’ first national championship in 16 years and he remains there today.While Earl has remained a fixture in the Marlies’ lineup, MacMurchy has moved around quite a bit. He has split time between the Alaska Aces of the ECHL and the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL, fighting a crowded roster and similar talent in his quest to reach the NHL. “It’s tough at times, especially with the travel, but at the same time you need to accept that,” MacMurchy said. “There’s sacrifices for playing this game. People who work a 9 to 5 job every day, the benefit of that is they know what they’re getting, they know they’re going to be there every day. As for me, I could be dropped or traded or flying anywhere tomorrow, so it’s just kind of something that comes with the job.”These are sacrifices I’m willing to accept to continue pursuing a dream.” In addition to hockey, MacMurchy is taking online classes to finish up his degree at the University of Wisconsin. He needs eight credits to earn a degree in consumer affairs and business.Unlike the strict schedule of college life, MacMurchy finds that he has quite a bit of free time on his hands. Burish, on the other hand, does not. “Your time is so spent with hockey and being at the rink, there’s not a whole lot of free time,” Burish said.While former defenseman Nick Licari and A.J. Degenhardt hung up their own skates after graduating from Wisconsin, the two are still involved with the game. Reunited, Licari and Degenhardt are coaching a hockey team. “I can’t remember which level, but [Licari and Degenhardt] are coaching some hockey team; I think it’s out of Minnesota,” MacMurchy said. “I’m not sure what it is but [Licari’s] getting Degenhardt to assistant coach. Those guys coaching a team together will be pretty funny.”Licari graduated last May and found instant success putting his business degree to use. “Licari has a really good job,” MacMurchy said. “He was the smart one of us five, who always made sure his priorities were straight and always made sure he got his schooling lined up first.”This summer, Licari will tie the knot. Of course, his teammates will be there. As for Degenhardt, he’s finishing off his degree at UW.All seven of the guys keep in touch regularly, and they agreed that winning a championship and playing in that kind of environment made them tight-knit. “We’re a real close bunch,” MacMurchy said. “We’re like brothers, and we’ll always keep in touch that way.”Keeping in touch is especially beneficial for MacMurchy, Gilbert and Burish, who deal with the ups and downs of a long season, as well as the literal rollercoaster ride of being promoted and demoted without justification. “There’s times to be struggling where they’re not happy,” said Burish, who looks to fill a leadership role in the coming years. “They’ll call and say, ‘I’m not happy, I’m playing on the third or fourth line, it sucks right now, it’s tough, hard.’ And we help each other through.”True to form, when Gilbert scored his first NHL goal his former teammates called him — but not to congratulate him. “They called and said ‘What were you doing out there with 20 seconds left?'” Gilbert joked. Due to the day to day uncertainty, the business-minded pressure to play at the top of your game day in and day out with a grueling schedule, Burish says being mentally tough is more important than having the physical talent. “I think the hardest thing about pro hockey, people don’t realize it is that it’s not so much physical anymore because everyone is so good,” Burish said. “The hardest part about pro hockey is the mental aspect of it — getting sent down, being on a fourth line when you’re used to playing on a top line. “You’re on your own, so you have to find a way to put that all aside and every day go to work.”Playing the game of hockey certainly builds character. The numerous challenges presented in these player’s rookie seasons lend themselves to many great players who have gone before them. Wherever they are or may end up, these seven former Badgers are doing something they love. “Growing up you’re always watching the big-name players from Gretzky to Lemieux and you always kind of idolize those players and it’s definitely one of your goals to get there someday,” Pavelski said. “Now that I’m living it out, I’m kind of just cherishing every moment and going out working hard every day and seeing what’s going to come out of it.””I’m just living the life,” Gilbert added.Even if their dreams haven’t quite come to fruition, their pursuit of happiness and willingness to do whatever it takes is worth every step along the way. “I wouldn’t change this lifestyle for anything,” Burish said. “I would rather be doing this, traveling with a bunch of hockey guys and hopefully doing it for a long time.”last_img read more

MBB : HOT SHOT: Joseph’s clutch 3 in overtime lifts Syracuse to win over Georgetown

first_img Comments Published on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr There was no doubt. Kris Joseph rose up in rhythm, launching a pure shot to close the scoring on another chapter of Syracuse versus Georgetown.The senior’s mechanics behaved flawlessly as his 3-pointer soared from the left corner and plummeted through the hoop. Joseph turned around to watch the Carrier Dome react to the Orange’s newfound 3-point lead with 29 seconds to go in overtime.‘I felt it going in,’ Joseph said. ‘I was ready for it and knocked it down.’Joseph’s sixth 3-pointer of the night gave SU the lead for good. At the other end, Syracuse forced a Georgetown turnover with five seconds left, effectively ending the game. GU had one more opportunity after Dion Waiters missed two free throws with two seconds to go, but Hollis Thompson’s three-quarter-court heave fell way short.No. 2 Syracuse (24-1, 11-1 Big East) gave a less-than-stellar performance, but the Orange did just enough to edge No. 12 Georgetown (18-5, 8-4 Big East) 64-61 in overtime in front of a raucous 27,820 in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. Joseph shone bright, scoring a career-high 29 points and hitting 6-of-11 3s while playing all 45 minutes of the game. And in Fab Melo’s first game in the Carrier Dome since Jan. 16, he dominated inside, posting a stat line of 11 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim passed Dean Smith for third all-time among Division-I head coaches with his 880th win. He also became the winningest coach at one Division-I school ever.But on a night when Georgetown outrebounded Syracuse 52-35, Syracuse needed every big play that Joseph and Melo made to leave overtime unscathed. Boeheim wasn’t pleased afterward.‘Right now, I don’t think we’re a good basketball team because we can’t rebound,’ he said. ‘… For a long time this year we were within a couple, two or three rebounds, I don’t think I was concerned about rebounding that much. But when it gets 10, 15, 20, you better be concerned.’Despite the poor performance all game on the boards, and shooting 29 percent in the first half, the Orange stayed close as neither team led by more than six.Joseph hit enough shots to keep SU afloat. His 3-of-10 line in the first half looks deficient, but he scored 12 points to carry the offensive load for the Orange, who trailed 31-27 at halftime. His two first-half 3s came at times when Syracuse was trailing by five and had been scoreless for more than two minutes before the shot.‘He was great,’ Melo said. ‘He finished when he had to finish.’Joseph entered Wednesday in a funk. He was 3-of-27 from 3 in Syracuse’s last seven games. The senior said he feels like he was in rhythm the last couple of games, but the shots didn’t fall.With the Orange trailing 44-43 about midway through the second half, Joseph caught a pass near the top of the key in rhythm from Scoop Jardine. He knocked it down over Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick, pushing the Orange out in front.He drilled his next 3 as well, giving SU its largest lead of the game at 54-48 with 4:37 to go.‘Staff and teammates just kept telling me to shoot the ball and they were going to fall,’ Joseph said. ‘And tonight’s the night.’Georgetown kept crawling back, though. Jason Clark answered Joseph’s triple with a 3 of his own. And after Joseph made one of two free throws with 3:55 to play, Syracuse didn’t score again in regulation.Greg Whittington made one of two free throws with a minute left in the second half to knot the game at 55. But both teams missed opportunities to take the lead. For Georgetown, center Henry Sims thought he had a decent look when he turned and shot in the paint, but Melo was there for a huge block.‘He’s got to save us with some blocks in there, and he did a couple times tonight,’ Boeheim said.For Syracuse, Jardine drove to the hoop, looking for a lane to get to the rim. Waiters received the pass, but his 3-pointer with two seconds left wasn’t a great look.The overtime period played out just like regulation —back and forth, little separation. Both teams struggles in some areas but played well enough in others to keep pace.But with 29 seconds left, Syracuse gained just enough of an advantage.Jardine had the ball on the right wing. He dribbled around a pick set by Melo and saw Joseph open. He fed Joseph the pass —and there was no indecision.Joseph was wide open to give Syracuse the lead and the win.‘For some reason they left me open,’ Joseph said. ‘Maybe they didn’t see the last four or five go in, and I was open for the shot, and I knocked it down.’mcooperj@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse’s lockdown defense propels it to 4-0 victory over RIT in CHA semifinals

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — For Syracuse, the best defensive team in College Hockey America, Friday night’s evisceration of Rochester Institute of Technology was expected. Syracuse has the best scoring defense in the conference allowing just 1.8 goals per game and the Tiger offense had been dismal all season, scoring just 1.4 goals a contest. So when the Orange strode into the HarborCenter on the verge of its third-straight CHA tournament final, it was business as usual.As SU systematically broke down the Tigers on the offensive end, scoring four goals and firing off 42 shots, well-rested Orange defenders made sure Friday night would be a game the Tigers would soon want to forget.In 240 regular-season minutes, the Tigers only scored four goals against a stout SU defense. Tonight, the Tigers found no new success as Syracuse (16-12-5, 14-4-2 CHA) cruised to a 4-0 victory over RIT (7-27-2, 4-14-2) in the CHA tournament semifinal.“They (our defenders) were just stepping up, not giving them any room … it was huge,” SU goalie Abbey Miller said.Syracuse showcased the defense that had been one of the few consistencies present during the five-month long season. In three periods, the Tigers only mustered 13 shots, a handful of grade-A scoring opportunities and most importantly, zero goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textComing into the game, Syracuse noticed that they had been more successful when they pressured RIT on the forecheck. The biggest evidence of the defensive dominance resulted in RIT only getting one shot off in 5:07 of having a skater advantage.“It feels great to see everyone give a 110 percent,” SU forward Heather Schwarz said. “Especially since it was no guarantee if this would be our last game. We had to go all out.”SU’s best defensive players performed to their standards. Two days removed from being named best defenseman in the conference, Allie Munroe pressured RIT skaters and was a key factor in not allowing the Tigers to establish any form of an offensive zone. Down on the offensive end, where SU spent the majority of its time, Munroe also contributed a goal.In net Miller recorded her ninth shutout of the season with ease. The junior faced just 13 shots and none threatened her perfect day. With the shutout, Miller became the all-time leader in Orange history in just her first season as a starter.Junior Dakota Derrer did what she’s done best all season, as she laid out repeatedly to clog passing lanes and disrupt any rhythm the Tigers established. Forward Jessica Sibley was a wrecking ball on a swarming Orange defense as the senior contributed two blocks. Near the boards, the 6-foot-1 Lindsay Eastwood stretched out her stick and became a menace with her poke check, consistently knocking away pucks from RIT forwards.“It wasn’t anything special,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “They don’t do anything special. It was basically just be aggressive.”The venue was different, the opponent was familiar, and the result was the same. Comments Published on March 4, 2017 at 12:28 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Connacht ring the changes for Newcastle clash

first_imgCaolin Blade starts for the first time this season at scrum half while there’s a new mid field partnership with Academy duo Rory Parata and Peter Robb named to start.Galway man Tiernan O’Halloran will captain the side from fullback.Only two players remain in the pack from last weeks defeat in Cardiff with Aly Muldowney and James Connolly in the second and back row respectively. In the Champions cup hooker Rory Best will Captain Ulster in tomorrows meeting with Toulouse at Kingspan stadium.Stuart McCloskey and Luke Marshall form a new centre partnership while Craig Gilroy returns to the wing.last_img

Esports BAR heads to Miami in September 2017

first_imgThe second iteration of the Esports BAR is heading to the United States following the success of the first in Cannes, France last February. Reed MIDEM, the Paris-based organiser of international B2B markets in entertainment that include MIPTV and MIPCOM for the television and digital content industries and Midem for the music sector, has announced the second edition of Esports BAR in Miami from 18-20 September.Reed MIDEM has suggested that the aim of Esports BAR is to allow companies operating in the esports ecosystem to negotiate related rights, foster business relationships, and create new contacts.Esports BAR in Miami will bring together over 100 pre-selected leading executives from esports teams, leagues and tournaments, game publishers, brands, advertising agencies and related television and online platforms. “This selection process is what makes Esports BAR unique. The idea is to bring together the 100 people who will benefit most from meeting each other. It’s a system of business relationship brokering,”  commented Jérôme Delhaye, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Entertainment Division.Designed as a global event bringing together executives from more than 20 countries active in the worldwide esports industry, the upcoming edition of Esports BAR is expected to attract a particularly strong participation from the United States, Latin America and Canada.The event will be comprised of a 1-to-1 summit offering leading executives a full diary of guaranteed pre-scheduled meetings. Business insight sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the esports market and will showcase best practices related to the esports sector. Miami will also see numerous networking events designed to develop relationships within the expanding esports community.“The second edition of Esports BAR is a direct result of the phenomenal reaction we got from delegates when we launched the concept in Cannes in February,” said Reed MIDEM’s Jérôme Delhaye. “We had a 96% satisfaction rating and clear demand for a second event in 2017. What set the inaugural Esports BAR apart from other esports events was the high quality of professionals gathered in one place, dedicated to growing esports into the entertainment of the future. Reed MIDEM aims to accompany the strategic development of this rapidly-evolving industry, just as it has built essential platforms for the growth of the TV and music industries over the past decades.”Among senior delegates who voiced their support for the Esports BAR format was Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager for The Coca-Cola Company. Speaking at the end of Esports BAR in Cannes, he commented, “This format is exactly what I was dreaming of – meeting the whole esports industry at the same time and in a great place. This is the most efficient event I’ve attended so far.”To provide the most productive esports matchmaking experience possible, Reed MIDEM is supported by an advisory team of esports professionals, which includes Stuart Saw, Twitch’s Director of Esports Strategy, Matthieu Dallon, Esport Strategy Director, Webedia and President, France eSports, Sidney Kim, CEO of Rox Tigers and ROX Orcas OverWatch Team, Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL, Mike Sepso, Senior VP Activision Blizzard, Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic, and Arnd Benninghoff, EVP, MTG and CEO of MTGx Ventures. In its first edition, held in Cannes from 15-17 February, Esports BAR was sold out with a final number of 115 pre-selected leading executives from 69 companies and 18 countries. Among the major companies attending, Esports BAR in Cannes welcomed digital platforms Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, media giants Orange, Vivendi, Univision and Discovery, game publishers EA, Activision Blizzard, Bandai and Rovio, esports key players such as ESL, ESWC and Webedia, teams SK Gaming, Vitality, Fnatic, and major brands and agencies including Lagardère Sports, IBM, Sennheiser and The Coca Cola Company. The company has also revealed that it shall be expanding its Cannes offering for 2018. Disclaimer: ESI was media partnered for Esports BAR Cannes 2017.last_img read more

Five more Iowans test positive for virus; one works at restaurant

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five more Iowa residents have tested positive for new coronavirus, including a restaurant worker in Council Bluffs. Officials said Monday that besides the Council Bluffs case, all of the other people infected are from Johnson County in eastern Iowa and all were on an Egyptian cruise. The new cases bring the total number of Iowa infections to eight. On Sunday, officials announced Iowa’s first COVID-19 cases, as three individuals from Johnson County who had been on the cruise tested positive .For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.last_img