Teams battle to reach final 16

first_imgThree Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage CompetitionAfter two nights of pulsating action, tonight’s round of matches in the Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition is anticipated to easily surpass the previous nights in intensity and excitement as the teams battle for survival to clinch a spot in the next round.Dubbed the “East Coast Best vs. the Rest,” the tournament will again see Haslington Market Tarmac become the combat zone for the expected thrill in what has become the most popular format in the sport locally.A number of teams are on the precipice of exiting the competition, among them is the country’s most celebrated team, Sparta Boss; while other established teams, such as Buxton Diamond, Melanie ‘A’, Beterverwagting ‘B’, and even the increasingly popular Uprising, all are in must-win situations to secure their berths in the Round of 16 segment.The support from the fans has been excellent all round, and this trend is likely to continue as they focus on helping their respective teams move on in the competition.Among the entities in support of the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E-Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales, Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.The fixtures are:Broad Street vs Avocado Ballers – 19:00hrsVictoria Church Yard vs North East La Penitence – 19:20hrsLeopold St. vs Paradise – 19:40hrsSparta Boss vs Haslington Hypers – 20:00hrsBack Circle vs. Melanie ‘B’ – 20:20hrsTiger Bay vs. Albouystown – 20:40hrsKitty Hustlers vs. Victoria Eagles – 21:00hrsAlexander Village vs. Ol Skool Ballers – 21:20hrsBuxton Diamond vs. Vryheid’s Lust – 21:40hrsMelanie ‘A’ vs. Blazers – 22:00hrsPlaisance vs. Belfield Warriors – 22:20hrsUprising vs. BV ‘B’ – 22:40hrslast_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 2 Bournemouth 1

first_imgArtur Boruc spilled Alex Pritchard’s long-range free-kick into his own net to give Brentford a half-time lead.The Bees had gone ahead on nine minutes when Jonathan Douglas, who signed a new 18-month contract on Friday, smashed home from inside the box after beating his marker.But Marc Pugh levelled after 30 minutes, capitalising on sloppy Brentford defending and finding the net after his original effort bounced back off the post.Brentford striker Andre Gray had an effort cleared off the line by Steve Cook shortly after the Cherries equalised, while Alan Judge, making his first appearance since January 3, hit the outside of the post just before Pritchard’s strike.Brentford (4-3-3): Button; Odubajo, Craig, Tarkowski, Dallas; Douglas, Diagouraga, Judge; Jota, Gray, PritchardSubs not used: Bonham, Dean, Saunders, Yennaris, Toral, Smith, Long.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgA dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve,A dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve the people of the region. Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, illhealth and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, followed by opening of Syndicate Bank and setting up of a private self-financed institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.H. S. BallalSo, on the hillock came up a medical college, and brick by brick other institutions came into being. H. S. Ballal, pro-chancellor, Manipal University explains, “As the institutions came up, the transformation of the barren hilltop began to take place. The open underdeveloped area paved way for commercial establishments to cater to the needs of the students. And as the number of students increased with the addition of more institutes, Manipal underwent a total change. All the institutions were under one umbrellaof ManipalAcademy of Higher Education. In 1993 we got the deemed University status. Only five colleges were present at that time. Today, the University has 22 institutions.” With the increase in the size of the university- institutions, students and staff-there has been a corresponding increase in the number of shops, eating houses and other commercial establishments. A number of residential complexes came up all over Manipal as the hill-top is also being considered as lucrative business by builders.The university has been able to cater to not just academic needs but also managed to attract a large number of students for its recreational facilities. “For the sports minded in particular the opportunities are limitless. The new indoor sports complex caters to a number of games and has a gymnasium, which has no parallel at least in this country. There are grounds for cricket, football and hockey, courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis and swimming pool to name a few,” says Ballal. It also offers students respite with tourist spots close to the campus. Mangalore which is only an hour away from Manipal, is very well connected. This coastal Tier-II city is beautiful and has scope for a variety of recreational activities. “Manipal has the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other and the tourism department has developed good getaways to let your hair down,” reiterates Ballal.Rajneesh SoniThe university has always managed to churn out some of the most interesting and unique courses including the three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme, which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government. Malaysian students are admitted to the Melaka Manipal Medical College and, initially complete two and half years of pre-clinical studies at the Manipal Campus and then move on to the Melaka campus to complete their MBBS. Sagun SawhneyThe degree is conferred by Manipal University. In another programme, the International Centre for Applied Sciences has a programme with universities in the US, UK and Canada. The students get their degrees from whichever foreign university they study at.With Pai’s dream project expanding offshore, it will soon be an Indian force to reckon with. “Diversity is the key to engaging academics”After a 40-year association with Manipal University, H. S. Ballal feels there is a lot that the university offers. He discusses its inception and changes it has brought about.Q.What was the idea and vision behind setting up Manipal University?A. Dr Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, ill-health and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, He set up a private selffinanced institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.Q. Has the area around the campus witnessed any cultural changes since its establishment?A. Students from different backgrounds pool in their culture to create an amazing kaleidoscopic culture. Yes, Manipal has a lot of restaurants and hotels to cater to the students of different nationality and culture. Overall, this diversity has helped the ambience around change.Q. What makes this university stand out from the rest?A. Manipal University is synonymous with education of the best kind. Students choose it for higher education with this single thought in mind and are proud of the degree. Our diverse courses and international exposure add many feathers to the cap making it one of the most trusted.Another brick in the wallTechno drive: Research is given a lot of prominence and the Health Science Library is designed in a way that it considered to be the best in Asia and so are the Anatomy and Pathology Museums.Numero uno: The three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government is one of a kind programme.Local rules: Students choose Manipal University for quality higher education but the recreational activities and the tourist getaways add colour and provide respite to them.23,000 students study at the Indian, Dubai and Malaysian campus.The university has 2,500faculty members teaching various disciplines.283 courses are taught in the ten departments of the university.There are 8 foreign associations including three international campuses.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more