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Nelson Minor Hockey opens up registration for 2016-17 campaign

first_imgFor more information, and/or to register, go to the Nelson Minor Hockey website. Now that the hockey season is winding down, it’s time for parents and players to prepare for next season as Nelson Minor Hockey has opened up the registration lines for applications for the 2016-17 campaign.Players wanting to play Rep Hockey should note the deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. This allows executive members and coaches to plan for tournaments and games for the upcoming season.House players have until uly 31, 2016 to sign up for the upcoming season.last_img read more

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Galway September Meeting Preview – Monday

first_imgGeorge McDonagh looks ahead to the opening day of Galway’s September meeting at Ballybrit. Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/GALWAY+PREVIEW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Our Tip today is SO SENSIBLE Running in the 5.05 at Galway. The Advice is go each way.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

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NUIG Turn Over Trinity In Sigerson Cup

first_imgNUI Galway  4-12   Trinity College 1-07 NUIG are through to the next round of the Sigerson cup where they will face St. Mary’s next Tuesday. The maroon and white started off with a flier with a goal from Sean Kelly coming in the opening minute. His goal was matched by Adam Gallagher who hit the back of the net from the penalty spot after Stephen Conroy’s shot on goal had been foot-blocked. Gallagher added a free and a point from play alongside his spot kick and when Michael Daly struck the ball over the bar, it was 2-3 to no score. Trinity eventually got off the mark through Bryan McGee with James Guinness and Dylan Brady following suit to give the Dublin outfit three points without reply. Adam Gallagher was having yet another outstanding game for the college and set up midfielder Enda Tierney for a point before grabbing another one of his own. Dylan Brady responded with a well taken point for Trinity but just on the stroke of half time, Michael Daly curled over a beauty to leave it 2-6 to 0-4 at the break.NUIG showed their continued dominance from the get-go. Tierney collected the restarting ball before feeding Adam Gallagher who assisted Damien Comer in his only point of the day.  Stephen Conroy nailed over another for NUIG soon after and with ten points between the teams in the 40th minute, the tie was all but finished. Ruairi Greene was unlucky not to grab himself a goal after his bullet of a shot was saved by Trinity ‘Keeper Liam Brady. Trinity had a goal chance of their own minutes later but Guinness’ shot was saved on the line by Stephen Brennan. It was only a matter of time before more goals did come. Adam Gallagher and Stephen Conroy combined well for the Maroon and White before squaring the ball to substitute Colm Kelly who fisted into the net. James Guinness rattled the net for Trinity from the restart with a fine taken goal but it was cancelled out soon after. Peter Cooke drove in a high ball towards Comer who broke it down for Matt McClean who had the easy task of slotting the ball home. Three Trinity points closed the show but they were comprehensively beaten by a strong NUIG team who march on to the next round.Speaking after the game, NUIG manager Maurice Sheridan had his focus firmly on the next round but was worried about the injury that Michael Daly picked up towards the end.“It was a bit of an impact on his leg. We don’t know what it is yet but we hope he is okay, because he is a fine player.” “We are reasonably happy to be honest. The lads played well enough but still it wasn’t a great performance either from our perspective,” “There were a lot of unforced errors. The wind made it hard for both teams but a win is a win. We are on the road now, we have to go to Belfast next Tuesday and that’s going to be a hard one”.NUI GALWAY: Adam Gallagher 1-4 (1-0pen, 0-2f), Sean Kelly 1-2, Matt McClean 1-1, Colm Kelly 1-0, Michael Daly 0-2, Enda Tierney, Damien Comer and Stephen Conroy 0-1 eachTRINITY: James Guinness 1-1, Dylan Brady 0-3, Cian O’ Donoghue, Ross McCullagh and Bryan McGee 0-1 eachNUI GALWAY: Tadgh O’ Malley (Galway), Stephen Brennan (Mayo), Eoin O’ Donoghue (Mayo), Aaron O’Connor (Kerry), Sean Kelly (Galway), Kevin McDonnell (c) (Sligo), Luke Byrne (Galway), Enda Tierney (Galway), Peter Cooke (Galway), Stephen Conroy (Mayo), Michael Daly (Galway), Adam Gallagher (Mayo), Ruairi Greene (Galway), Damien Comer (Galway), Owen Gallagher (Antrim)Subs: Colm Kelly ((Donegal) McDonnell H/T) Gerry O’ Kelly-Lynch ((Sligo) O’Connor H/T) Matt McClean ((Donegal) O. Gallagher 45’) Ryan Forde ((Galway) Daly 52’) Kevin Finn ((Roscommon) A. Gallagher 56’) Christian Bonner ((Donegal) Comer 56’)TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN: Liam Brady, Jack Bell, KeelanBeirne, Matthew Shorthall, Daniel Quinn, Tadhg McGahern, James Guinness, Paul Kelly (Morgan Walsh 47’), David Boothman, Stephen Ward (James Cox 45’), Conor O’Driscoll (Simon Owens H/T), Cian O’Donoghue, Ross McCullagh, Bryan McGee, Dylan BradyRef: Marty Duffy (Sligo)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Darragh Berry at Dangan, NUIGlast_img read more

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Young techies find solutions to problems

first_imgThe group IT Solutions presents the Township Economic App allowing small businesses to interact and connect with consumers. (Image: Ray Maota)Science and technology are being used to solve everyday problems and in so doing improve society in the #Hack.Jozi Challenge. Winners will receive a financial boost to help bring their ideas to fruition.The #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a boot camp for start-up digital entrepreneurs and its aim is to contribute towards fostering skills, innovation and entrepreneurship in the broad area of digital technology. It was established by the City of Johannesburg and its partners, Seed Academy and Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, to support capacity development, job creation and enterprise development.Joburg has made R5-million available for #Hack.Jozi to support those start-ups who present the best ideas.The challenge began in January with a call for proposals from tech-savvy people. These proposals were screened and the finalists were selected. They were mentored and assisted at Joburg’s digital hub in the heart of Braamfontein during a month of intense business training and technical hackathons. It all culminated in demo day at Sci-Bono in Newton, Johannesburg, on 18 June.On the day, the 10 remaining teams pitched their ideas to the judges assigned with picking the best three.Speaking at the launch earlier this year, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau said: “#Hack.Jozi is for those people who want to make a difference in their respective communities by developing digital solutions to everyday problems.“This programme is all about innovation with a heart. It is about smart business ideas that make a difference in communities across Johannesburg. It is also about driving digital business growth which forms a big part of our economic plans for the city.”The winners will be announced on 30 June.TECH-SAVVY ENTREPRENEURSOn the demo day, the room was filled with people who had ideas that would improve society.Finalist Rendani Ramabulana, founder and developer at Tirisan Tech from Midrand, said his invention, the MuniCom app was about addressing people’s day-to-day struggles.“I live in Midrand and we have a community Whatsapp group where we complain about issues the municipality isn’t addressing in the area. This is where the idea for MuniCom came about,” he said.Using the app, residents will be able to report grievances to the ward councillor, posted in real time. They will be able to post photographs, with GPS co-ordinates, for example of burst water pipes.Ramabulana said this would help to cut the time it takes the municipality to deal with such issues.HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENTSJessey Nkale from Diepsloot Kasi Hive demonstrated Phila, meaning “live”, a health care app.Kasi Hive is a co-operative formed in November 2013 and established in March 2014 to offer value oriented services to youth in Diepsloot, a township in northern Johannesburg.Through Phila, it hopes to lighten the load in government clinics by helping patients to book their appointments easily. This would mean they would not arrive at a clinic hoping for an appointment, but then get turned away because of over-crowding.“Our creation will bring work to eight youngsters immediately who will have to administrate a call centre for the bookings,” said Nkale.Out of the turnover over three years, the developers hoped to take 5% and subsidise youngsters who were interested in careers in the ICT and IT sector.MOVING MADE EASYPercy Lawrence of Move My Stuff presented an app for removal services. “Our app will immediately be able to give you a removal van or truck with your co-ordinates at the ease of your fingertips,” said Lawrence.The app would target businesses and individuals, but would also cater for the informal sector.“That guy in the ‘hood who uses his van for removals will also be in our database along with bigger companies like Stuttafords Van Lines to cater for all demographics,” explained Lawrence.Key features of the app are a tracking number for the client’s items, meaning the client could monitor their movements. Also, for insurance, photographs of the items will be loaded on the system and their value determined.last_img read more

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New design aims to end the middle seat nightmare

first_imgIt does this without reducing seat capacity and airline profit margins.The seat approved by the FAA is only for shorter flights but the company is working on getting long-haul versions certified.It has also developed something it calls a side-slip seat that slides over the middle seat to widen the aisle while the aircraft is being loaded and unloaded.However, it decided to concentrate on getting the static S1 seat up and flying before offering the more adventurous side-lip option.The company claims its S2 long-haul seat will offer the largest entertainment screen available in economy as well as the widest seats.Molon Labe seatThe intriguing S2 seat. Photo: Molon Labe SeatingOther features include a rotating one-sided headrest and seat-pan articulation.The proof of the pudding, of course, will be in the sitting The staggered seat concept. Photo: Molon Labe Seating The much-hated economy class middle seat could take on a kinder aspect thanks to an innovative seating design recently approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration.The S1 Space Seat by Colorado-based Molon Labe Seating sees the middle seat lowered and set back to give occupants more shoulder room, while staggered armrests aim to avoid the inevitable elbow wars.The company has reportedly struck a deal with an unnamed airline to install the seat in 50 aircraft and is due to start installing the seats in April.The company says moving back and lowering the middle seat makes it about three inches wider than an 18-inch seat, a width that is often more generous than many found in aircraft these days.READ: Getting Shanghaied no burden in Cathay lounge.“That little bit of stagger means that every single person gets to spread out a little more,” Molon Labe Seating founder Hank Scott told CNN.The armrests are also built so they are lower at the back than they are at the front.This allows the aisle and window passengers to rest their elbows at the front of the armrest leaving space at the back for the middle passenger.Molon Labe S1A front view of the S1 shows the lowered middle seat.last_img read more

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What does server refresh and a Boeing 747 have in common?

first_imgIf you’re like me, the impact of any data point in a given new article, business report etc is much greater when it’s put in relative terms – items that we come across in everyday life.Take IT spending trends and how many server refresh plans were delayed due to economic conditions in 2009, and some of the operating cost reduction opportunities left on the table.In a Gartner Research press release last October. “…approximately 1 million servers have had their replacement delayed by a year. That is 3 percent of the global installed base. In 2010, it will be at least 2 million.” (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1209913)So let’s look at how much power could have been saved in 2009, using the Xeon® ROI Estimator:On March 30th, 2009, we launched the Xeon® 5500 processor, which enables up to a 9:1 refresh consolidation ratio over single-core servers purchased in 2005.  If those 1 million servers were refreshed on day of launch and consolidated on Xeon® 5500 servers (again, at a 9:1 ratio), then the industry could have collectively saved a total of 6.2 BILLION kWh of electricity annually – or the average power output of five (5) Boeing 747s!2009 is behind us, but the business value and power reduction opportunities get even more interesting in 2010.  With the recently-launched Xeon® 5600 processors, the operational cost reduction opportunities are even more compelling, as the performance and energy efficiency improvements enable up to a 15:1 consolidation ratio over single-core servers.  There’s a lot more Boeing 747s out there…What’s your 2010 opportunity?  Check it out for yourself using the updated Xeon® ROI Estimator tool.last_img read more

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UAAP Starting Five: Week 9

first_imgPalace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Only eight games were played this week as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament resumed after the Halloween break.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPapi Sarr just showed University of the Philippines who’s the boss.The 6-foot-8 Soaring Falcon towed Adamson University in an all-important 86-70 win over the Fighting Maroons on Sunday putting up a gaudy 25-point, 17-rebound line.Sarr’s dominance over UP helped the 9-4 Soaring Falcons seal the third spot with a game to spare in their schedule.Forward: Arvin Tolentino (Far Eastern University Tamaraws)Arvin Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe birthday boy delivered the goods for Far Eastern University when the Tamaraws needed it the most.ADVERTISEMENT Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs Ravena filled up the box scores against UST, Matt Nieto lit up from deep.Nieto had 19 points in the Blue Eagles’ 102-83 win over UST and all five of his field goals came from beyond-the-arc.Not too shabby for Nieto, who exploited the Growling Tigers’ lackadaisical perimeter defense. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next All but one of the Final Four spots are now filled as Adamson University secured the third seed with Far Eastern University currently in fourth.University of the Philippines is a full game behind FEU while National University will now need to have its prayers answered if it wants to get to the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNow that the Final Four scenarios have been settled, here are the best players by position this week.Center: Papi Sarr (Adamson University Soaring Falcons) The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads And the game’s magnitude wasn’t much of a factor for Pingoy as he put up 15 points, eight assists, six steals, and zero turnovers against the Fighting Maroons.Pingoy’s savvy play helped Adamson take an 86-70 win over UP as the Soaring Falcons calmly perched at the third seed and the 5-7 Fighting Maroons dropping to fifth.Guard: Jasper Parker (Far Eastern University Tamaraws)Jasper Parker. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith his family cheering him on, and the Tamaraws eager to take sole possession of fourth place, Jasper Parker put on a show.Parker led the Tamaraw charge against UE on Sunday with a season-high18 points and eight assists as his family saw him play at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum for the first time.Honorable mentionsBen Mbala (De La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s kind of awkward to see reigning MVP Ben Mbala get relegated to the honorable mention spot.Well the reason for that is Sarr’s game with Adamson had a bigger implication as the win led to the Soaring Falcons securing the third spot while Mbala’s Green Archers already had their twice-to-beat advantage in their possession even before the Halloween break.Still, Mbala produced this week’s highest-scoring output with 30 points that went along eight boards.center_img MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FEU needed to win its Sunday’s game against University of the East and the 22-year-old Tolentino heeded the call when the Tamaraws needed a closer.With a 49-49 score board at the end of the third quarter, Tolentino completed a four-point play that completed the Tamaraws’ 21-8 run in the fourth that gave FEU a comfortable 70-57 lead with 3:27 left in the game.FEU held on to win 79-63 to get to 6-6, and the fourth spot, with Tolentino finishing with 10 points, seven in the fourth, and seven boards.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo already secured the top seed in the league even before it faced University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.That precedent, however, didn’t prevent Thirdy Ravena from putting on a show in front of the hapless Growling Tigers.Ravena finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in the Blue Eagles’ 102-83 victory over UST and produced one of the best highlights of the season when he jammed home a tomahawk with 2:22 left in the game.Guard: Jerie Pingoy (Adamson University Soaring Falcons)Jerie Pingoy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a surprise, another Soaring Falcon.When Sarr bullied his way through the UP interior, Jerie Pingoy orchestrated in and out of it. View comments It’s final: Bundit still Ateneo Lady Eagles coach ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Ganesh Nimmajanam ceremony in Andhra Pradesh: Mixing religion with politics

first_imgAn elephantine effort marked the end of the 12-day worship of the elephant God Ganesh in Hyderabad on September 13. Nearly half the city poured into the streets to take part in the “Ganesh Nimmajanam” ceremony when several thousand multi-coloured idols, ranging in height from a few centimetres to six,An elephantine effort marked the end of the 12-day worship of the elephant God Ganesh in Hyderabad on September 13. Nearly half the city poured into the streets to take part in the “Ganesh Nimmajanam” ceremony when several thousand multi-coloured idols, ranging in height from a few centimetres to six metres, and in weight from a few hundred grammes to 12 tonnes were taken in reverent procession for immersion in the shimmering waters of the Hussain Sagar lake.In wave after celebrating wave, the cavalcade passed by on foot or in trucks, tractors, bullock-carts and push carts, as enthusiastic groups of onlookers, mostly women and children, showered marigold and rose petals on the spectacle that took more than three hours to pass a point on the 12 km route.All along the way lighting standards were festooned with saffron flags stamped with Om and plantain leaves, and a posse of armed police and saffron-capped volunteers stood by to complete what one onlooker described as “the greatest show of Hindu solidarity”.The organised and orderly procession revealed the meticulous nature of the planning. Its organisers, the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) arranged for information desks at every 100 metres, with public address systems to inform onlookers of who was passing by at the moment. Volunteers, shops and hotels along the route distributed water and in some cases tamarind rice to all who asked for it.Though belief has it that Ganesh uses a mouse for his steed, the procession had him ride on peacocks, the fabled Garuda, in an elephant’s belly, and even a tank and an aircraft.advertisementAs the bands played, crackers exploded and the massed devout cried themselves hoarse with: “Ganesh Maharaj ki jai”. The carnival atmosphere was slightly spoiled by the occasional slogans of “Go hatya band karo” (Ban cow slaughter), “Hindu rashtra bachao” (Save the Hindu state), and Hindu ekta zindabad, (Long live Hindu unity), which smacked of communal and political overtones.Great Enthusiasm: Paradoxically, the origins of the massive festival are rooted in the problems faced by the Government and police in allowing a Moharrum procession in 1979. The then chief minister Channa Reddy and the police placated militant Hindu leaders in the Old City area by giving them permission to take out a Ganesh procession.Ganesh (top) and onlookers (above): Mixing religion and politicsThe Government’s immediate concern was to ensure peace when the Moharrum procession passed by under curfew. Hence from last year the Ganesh procession and festivities are being celebrated with such eclat that Bombay’s traditional splendour pales in contrast.Expectedly, the Arya Samaj which has organised religious processions during Holi and Dussera for the last 50 years in Hyderabad has been joined by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh.The chief architect of the Ganesh festival is the veteran Arya Samaj leader Vandemataram Ramachandra Rao. Says he: “For the first time there were problems in bringing together such a huge procession. Some of these have been overcome though frankly speaking we were apprehensive of trouble following the July flare-up. So, we drew up a 1,000-strong volunteer force from several organisations to help the procession to move smoothly. This is a religious procession, though it is yet to take that shape fully. The intention is to organise the celebration as an all-party, non-party effort.”However, the intentions of all the members of the BGUS, who include local leaders of the BJP, select Congress(I) men and rich traders besides the representatives of the Arya Samaj, are not as plain.Some BJP and Congress(I) leaders have funded the purchase and installation of idols besides organising music and dance programmes every evening as part of the festivities, in an obvious attempt to make political capital out of the rejoicing.Hyderabad BJP leader A. Narendra accuses Congress(I) leaders, including a minister, of having tried to entice some local utsav samithis away from the September 13 procession by offering money. Says he: “They took out processions on other days flouting religious practice in order to build political support in view of the coming corporation elections. But with the massive turnout for our procession the chances of a Congress(I) rout in the elections are bright.”Heavy Guard: Following the July carnage the prevailing tensions in the Old City are a matter of serious concern for the Government. When passionate speeches with communal overtones became a daily feature during the Ganesh festivities, Chief Minister T. Anjiah even threatened to cancel the procession.Anjiah addressing the crowd: Adding his power to his gloryThough the men who supplied most of the flowers and the trucks for transporting the idols were Muslims, the Government viewed it as “a communally sensitive” procession. Officials held several rounds of meetings to decide steps to prevent any violence. On the day before the procession Anjiah inspected the arrangements by driving around the city.About 125 platoons of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police, Border Security Force and Central Reserve Police Force, all available officers of the rank of deputy superintendent of police and below attached to various police offices in the city, joined the regular city police force sporting steel helmets and pistols to make it a heavily guarded event.advertisementInevitably, with several official facilities given for the procession, Anjiah seized the opportunity to play his party tune. Addressing the processionists at Moazzam Jahi Market, one of the assembly points en route to Hussain Sagar, he referred to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was promptly heckled.Similarly when one of his publicity crazy ministers, Sarojini Pulla Reddy, chanted ‘Jai Hind, Jai Indira’ she was immediately booed. Other ministers and Congress(I) leaders tried to draw attention to themselves at different points on the procession route. Anjiah assured the idol makers in a bid for sympathy: “The Government will help improve your lot by setting up a co-operative.”Though the organisers were peeved at this, BJP leaders were more or less satisfied with the effort: they felt they had managed to gain public sympathy and support without waving their flag but by showing their organisational capabilities. Enthused by the response the BGUS is already planning the Ganesh festivities for next year.Narendra says bigger Ganesh idols, one for each locality, helps “bring about greater unity in the community”. Ramachandra Rao feels that “such a religious procession must be purposeful and help to instill discipline. It would be more orderly like some kind of route march”. With such militant enthusiasm in the air, it is very likely that Ganesh will ride in more sumptuous glory next year.last_img read more

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a month ago​City Group announce Official Gaming Partner

first_img​City Group announce Official Gaming Partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCity Football Group and EA Sports announce a new global partnership that sees the gaming giant become the Official Gaming Partner of Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukBuilding on the existing Manchester City partnership that saw the City kit worn 246 million times and Sergio Aguero’s avatar scoring 217 million goals in EA SPORTS FIFA 19, the new global partnership will see a deeper and more integrated approach.Each club will develop its own strategy for fan engagement and will continue to have esports players representing the club at big tournaments all over the world. City Football Group’s collection of players include Manchester City’s Shaun ‘Shellzz’ Springette, Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes and NYCFC player, Chris Holly, who made esports history by becoming the first ever eChampions League winner in May 2019. Manchester City’s collaboration will include a monthly lifestyle gaming show, created by CityTV, on the latest trends in football and gaming, focussing on the EA SPORTS FIFA Team of the Week, EA SPORTS Player of the Month and other landmark moments in the football schedule. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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